Result
1st Test, Auckland, Mar 11-15 2000, Australia tour of New Zealand
214 & 229
(73.3 ov, target 281)
163 & 218
Australia won by 62 runs
Player Of The Match
New Zealand
Australia 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
MJ Slater  b Cairns519181026.31
GS Blewett c Astle b Wiseman1764983026.56
JL Langer st †Parore b Wiseman4647698197.87
ME Waugh not out721441976150.00
SR Waugh (c)c Spearman b Vettori1734401150.00
DR Martyn c Astle b Vettori1726293065.38
AC Gilchrist lbw b Wiseman724381029.16
SK Warne c Fleming b Vettori720231035.00
B Lee c †Parore b Vettori614140042.85
CR Miller  b Cairns043000.00
GD McGrath c Spearman b Vettori831340025.80
Extras(b 7, lb 4, nb 1)12
TOTAL(71 Ov, RR: 3.01, 286 Mts)214
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Michael Slater, 4.5 ov), 2-77 (Justin Langer, 19.5 ov), 3-78 (Greg Blewett, 21.6 ov), 4-114 (Steve Waugh, 32.2 ov), 5-138 (Damien Martyn, 40.2 ov), 6-161 (Adam Gilchrist, 49.6 ov), 7-184 (Shane Warne, 56.4 ov), 8-192 (Brett Lee, 60.3 ov), 9-193 (Colin Miller, 61.2 ov), 10-214 (Glenn McGrath, 70.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
CL Cairns1807123.9401
SB Doull1462101.5000
DL Vettori2586252.4800
PJ Wiseman1434933.5000
New Zealand 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
MJ Horne c Blewett b McGrath322220013.63
CM Spearman c Martyn b Lee1238562031.57
MS Sinclair lbw b Warne824271033.33
PJ Wiseman  b Lee11618006.25
SP Fleming (c)st †Gilchrist b Miller2158794036.20
NJ Astle c ME Waugh b Warne3139625079.48
CD McMillan lbw b Warne620350030.00
CL Cairns c †Gilchrist b McGrath3566732253.03
AC Parore c †Gilchrist b McGrath1165630016.92
DL Vettori not out1522292068.18
SB Doull c Lee b McGrath127801171.42
Extras(b 4, lb 1, nb 3)8
TOTAL(62.1 Ov, RR: 2.62, 240 Mts)163
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Matt Horne, 6.2 ov), 2-25 (Mathew Sinclair, 13.2 ov), 3-25 (Craig Spearman, 14.2 ov), 4-26 (Paul Wiseman, 16.6 ov), 5-80 (Nathan Astle, 31.5 ov), 6-80 (Stephen Fleming, 32.2 ov), 7-102 (Craig McMillan, 41.4 ov), 8-134 (Chris Cairns, 54.4 ov), 9-143 (Adam Parore, 60.1 ov), 10-163 (Simon Doull, 62.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
GD McGrath11.123342.9502
CR Miller2283811.7200
SK Warne2246833.0901
B Lee741922.7100
Australia 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
GS Blewett c Spearman b Vettori859661013.55
MJ Slater c Horne b Cairns614111042.85
JL Langer c Astle b Vettori4764823273.43
ME Waugh c †Parore b Vettori2562945040.32
SR Waugh (c)c & b Wiseman1016152062.50
DR Martyn  b Vettori361171356030.76
AC Gilchrist c Fleming b Vettori59991157159.59
SK Warne c Wiseman b Vettori1271630171.42
B Lee not out614271042.85
CR Miller st †Parore b Vettori8960188.88
GD McGrath lbw b Wiseman1660016.66
Extras(b 7, lb 4)11
TOTAL(77.5 Ov, RR: 2.94, 291 Mts)229
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Michael Slater, 2.5 ov), 2-46 (Greg Blewett, 18.3 ov), 3-67 (Justin Langer, 26.3 ov), 4-81 (Steve Waugh, 31.1 ov), 5-107 (Mark Waugh, 44.5 ov), 6-174 (Damien Martyn, 66.6 ov), 7-202 (Shane Warne, 70.5 ov), 8-214 (Adam Gilchrist, 74.3 ov), 9-226 (Colin Miller, 76.2 ov), 10-229 (Glenn McGrath, 77.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
CL Cairns411313.2500
PJ Wiseman33.5611023.2500
DL Vettori35118772.4800
SB Doull51801.6000
New Zealand 2nd Innings (target: 281 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
MJ Horne c Langer b Miller1130322036.66
CM Spearman lbw b McGrath427490014.81
MS Sinclair lbw b Miller611121054.54
SP Fleming (c)c †Gilchrist b Miller824261033.33
NJ Astle  b Warne3562925056.45
CD McMillan c Warne b Lee7816319711247.85
CL Cairns c SR Waugh b Miller2051512139.21
AC Parore c SR Waugh b Lee2648660254.16
DL Vettori c Warne b Miller0411000.00
SB Doull not out514190035.71
PJ Wiseman c †Gilchrist b Warne991620100.00
Extras(b 7, lb 7, nb 2)16
TOTAL(73.3 Ov, RR: 2.96, 290 Mts)218
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Matt Horne, 7.4 ov), 2-25 (Mathew Sinclair, 11.1 ov), 3-25 (Craig Spearman, 12.1 ov), 4-43 (Stephen Fleming, 17.5 ov), 5-121 (Nathan Astle, 35.2 ov), 6-151 (Chris Cairns, 49.5 ov), 7-195 (Adam Parore, 66.6 ov), 8-204 (Craig McMillan, 68.6 ov), 9-204 (Daniel Vettori, 69.4 ov), 10-218 (Paul Wiseman, 73.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
GD McGrath2383311.4302
B Lee1243623.0000
CR Miller1855553.0500
SK Warne20.358023.9000
MATCH DETAILS
Eden Park, Auckland
TossAustralia , elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of New Zealand
Player Of The Match
Daniel Vettori
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1488
Season1999/00
Match days11,12,13,14,15 March 2000 (5-day match)
Umpires
Billy Bowden
Srinivas Venkataraghavan
TV Umpire
Doug Cowie
Match Referee
Mike Denness
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sat, 11 Mar - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 26/4 (SP Fleming 0*, 17 ov)
Sun, 12 Mar - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 114/5 (DR Martyn 10*, AC Gilchrist 4*, 49 ov)
Mon, 13 Mar - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 151/5 (CD McMillan 57*, CL Cairns 20*, 48 ov)
Tue, 14 Mar - day 4 - no play
Wed, 15 Mar - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 218 (73.3 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 5
  • New Zealand: 200 from 409 blls, 256 minutes
  • Thunderstorms overnight again delayed the start of play, which finally began at 11:30.
  • CR Miller: 5-55 is his best bowling in test cricket.
  • When Gilchrist caught Wiseman Warne becme the highest Australian test wicket taker, surpassing Dennis Lillee's total of 355.
  • Australia equal the record for consecutive test victories by an Australian team (eight, also held by Warwick Armstrong's 1920/21 team)
Day 4
  • Heavy overnight rain left large pools of water on the outfield and the Morning session was called off, with an inspection of the ground by umpires scheduled at 1:30pm. Unfortunately shortly before the inspection, heavy rain returned, and at 2:10pm play for the day was abandoned.
Day 3
  • Lunch: Australia 206/7 (Gilchrist 51*, Lee 0*, 72 overs)
  • Tea: New Zealand 15/1 (Spearman 4*, Sinclair 0*, 9 overs)
  • Australia: 150 from 359 balls, 217 minutes; 200 from 424 balls, 262 minutes.
  • Australia 6th wicket partnership (Martyn/Gilchrist): 50 from 101 balls, 62 minutes.
  • DL Vettori took his 100th test wicket when he bowled DR Martyn. At 21 years and 46 days, he is the third youngest to take 100 wickets, behind Kapil Dev and Waqar Younis. This is his 29th test match.
  • Play was delayed at 11:49am for 12 minutes due to rain
  • AC Gilchrist: 50 from 84 balls, 96 minutes, 6x4, 1x6
  • DL Vettori: 10 wickets in a match for the first time, his best match return (previous 9-130 vs Sri Lanka at Hamilton)
  • DL Vettori: 12-149 is the 2nd best match figures by a New Zealander in tests (Best: RJ Hadlee 15-123), best match figures by a New Zealand spinner (previous: Bracewell 10-109), best bowling by any player at Eden Park. 7-87 is the 8th best innings figures by a New Zealander (equal with Stephen Boock), and is the best bowling in an innings by a New Zealander at Eden Park.
  • Play delayed due to rain at 12:14pm. Lunch was taken early. 95 minutes in total were lost and play resumed at 2:30pm.
  • New Zealand: 50 from 113 balls, 77 minutes; 100 from 185 balls, 124 minutes; 150 from 274 balls, 180 minutes.
  • New Zealand 5th wicket partnership (Astle/McMillan): 50 from 69 balls, 45 minutes
  • CD McMillan: 50 from 50 balls, 59 minutes
  • Attendance: 1250
Day 2
  • Lunch: New Zealand 110/7 (Cairns 19*, Parore 5*, 45 overs)
  • Tea: Australia 38/1 (Blewett 4*, Langer 27*, 16 overs)
  • New Zealand: 50 from 155 balls, 102 minutes; 100 from 237 balls, 156 minutes; 150 from 268 balls, 234 minutes.
  • SP Fleming brought up 3000 test runs when he moved to 16, NZ 70/4
  • New Zealand 5th wicket partnership (Fleming/Astle): 50 from 88 balls, 60 minutes.
  • New Zealand 1st innings: 1x7 ball over (25th over - B Lee's 6th over, called by umpire BF Bowden)
  • Play delayed for 10 minutes at the start of play due to bad light, Stadium lights were turned on. Stumps was called 10 minutes later to compensate.
  • Australia: 50 from 112 balls, 68 minutes; 100 from 227 balls, 134 minutes
  • JL Langer reached 2000 runs in test cricket when he moved to 31
  • Attendance: 4500
Day 1
  • Lunch: Australia 97/3 (ME Waugh 10*, SR Waugh 10*, 27 overs)
  • Tea: Australia 189/7 (ME Waugh 59*, Lee 3*, 59 overs)
  • Australia: 50 from 68 balls, 50 minutes; 100 from 166 balls, 121 minutes; 150 from 264 balls, 187 minutes; 200 from 389 balls, 265 minutes.
  • Australian 2nd wicket partnership (Blewett/Langer): 51 balls, 41 minutes.
  • ME Waugh: 50 from 96 balls, 132 minutes, 5x4,1x6
  • DL Vettori bowled unchanged from the Dominion Rd end, from the lunch break untill the end of the innings
  • Stadium lights were turned on late in the day due to bad light. This is the first time lights have been used in test in New Zealand.
  • Attendance: 3500
General
  • 12th men: SB O'Connor (NZ) and MS Kasprowicz (Aus).