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389dThe Report by Daniel Brettig

Australia firmly in charge after Voges 239

Brendon McCullum fell on the stroke of stumps to leave New Zealand in a dire position after a day in which Adam Voges soared to his second double-century of the southern summer

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AC Voges
239(364) 30x4 - 3x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 50 runs
  • 10x4 - 0x6
13 17 33 53 29 17 39 38
UT Khawaja
140(216) 25x4 - 0x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 37 runs
  • 9x4 - 0x6
8 6 34 28 15 5 19 25

Best performances - Bowlers

JR Hazlewood
JR Hazlewood
O14
M2
R42
W4
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
NM Lyon
NM Lyon
O31
M10
R91
W4
Eco2.93
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-1.10pm, Tea 3.10-3.30pm, Close 5.30pm

Match days

12,13,14,15 February 2016 (5-day match)

Test debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Alagappan Muthu

That's all we have for you on commentary. The caravan moves to Christchurch for the final Test of the series, which is also McCullum's home and where he will end his international career. Australia will look to spoil the party again, and in the form they are in, they may be odds on to do so.

"Had a big slice of luck, but yeah, really good to capitalise and make the most of that luck and set up the game with the big partnership with Usman. Its pretty hard to [put it out of your mind] Don't get too many second chances, wanted to take the game on on the second day, but New Zealand bowled really well and I had to be patient. had a really good Sheffield Shield game as practice."

"The colour of the wicket certainly changed, probbaly got better to bat on. We exploited the conditions on the first day, we bowled very well. Usman and Adam played out of their skins on the first day. The bowlers toiled hard, reverse swing was handy, build pressure and happy to take 20 wickets and win. Siddle had a back spasm, all four bowlers did a terrific job. New Zealand play very well at home and for us the challenge is winning away from home. They will come back hard and hopefully we have another good game in Christchurch"

"Obvious not ideal. I thought Australia on the first morning put the ball in the right length and put us under huge pressure. Usman and Adam, the way they played on a wicket that still had something on it, credit to them. Turned out to be a pretty good wicket towards the end. If we had manufactured a score higher than the first innings and then bowling last on with a 200 run lead, would have been interesting," says Brendon McCullum. "Nicholls looked very composed. Some handy contributions as well. Still not quite sure whether the margin of the win is quite close to reflecting the two sides. Australia were top class, though. Its not idea, but you've got to give credit to Adam as well to have the strength of mind to overcome that and get 239. Testament to his character. Tough for our boys to cop, but we have to take the rough with the smooth"

2.10 pm An innings and 65 runs. That's a massive margin, on a pretty decent batting surface. Tells you how well Australia have played and it was all about the basics. A massive first-innings score and a diligent bowling display, hitting on and around off stump ever so often, which made the conventional swing and the reverse swing they generated that much more of a threat. New Zealand lose a test at home for the first time since March 2012. Australia take an unassailable 1-0 lead, and it appears the only problems they have is a slight back problem to Peter Siddle.

Earl John: "So, in 2 innings NZ batted for less overs than AUS did in one... "

104.3
W
Marsh to Boult, OUT, gives his hand away too early and Marsh nails the middle stump. Boult had moved away outside off and had gone so far that he can't bring the bat down on a simple, full straight ball. Excellent bowling display to finish off an innings victory

TA Boult b Marsh 12 (20m 16b 1x4 1x6) SR: 75.00

104.2
4
Marsh to Boult, FOUR runs, makes room and pulls a bouncer from off stump to the long-on boundary
104.1
0
Marsh to Boult, no run, over the wicket for a short ball jut outside off, Boult is across on the back foot, his front leg coming up off the pitch and then his wrists working overtime against the extra bounce to keep the ball down from short leg

END OF OVER:
104 | 5 Runs | NZ: 323/9

  • Mark Craig33 (64b)
  • Trent Boult8 (13b)
  • Nathan Lyon31-10-91-4
  • Mitchell Marsh17-2-69-2
103.6
4
Lyon to Craig, FOUR runs, shortish and outside off, cut away to the point boundary. Some lovely strokes from Craig. Strong off front or back foot
103.5
0
Lyon to Craig, no run, stretches forward outside off, defended
103.4
0
Lyon to Craig, no run, sound appeal for lbw, as Lyon slips one on a good length just outside off. Hits pad first as he tries to defend, but the impact was iffy

Incredible feat

0

No. of players who played 100 or more consecutive Tests from debut, before McCullum becoming the first to do so. AB de Villiers comes next with 98 Tests.

Tail-enders rescue NZ

86

Runs added by NZ's last three wickets in this innings. The first seven wickets had added only 97 runs.

In great form

126

Khawaja's average in Tests last year. He scored 504 runs in 5 inns with 3 100s. His scores: 174, 9*, 121, 144 and 56.

Going on and on

500+

Runs scored by Voges since his last dismissal. He has gone past Tendulkar's record of most runs between two dismissals in Tests (497).

Near miss

1

No. of 4th wkt stands higher than 168 (between Khawaja & Voges) for Aus v NZ - 184 between Langer & Lehmann, Adelaide, 2004-05.

Bowlers doing the catching

4

No. of caught & bowled in Australia's innings - joint-most in a Test inns. It is the third such instance after Eng v Aus, Lord's, 1890 and NZ v Aus, SCG, 1985-86.

Huge lead

379

First-innings lead for Aus - their highest in a Test in NZ beating the 326-run lead in 2004-05 also in Wellington. It is their 9th highest first-innings lead outside Aus.

Double twice

1

No. of batsmen who have scored more 200s than Voges' 2 after the age of 35 or more in Tests - Sangakkara (3 200s). 10 others have scored 2 200s after 35.

Toughest opponents

16

Guptill's average against Aus in Tests, before this match. He had scored 224 runs in 14 inns with best of 58 against them.

Rare 1st-wkt success

1993

Last time NZ had a higher opening stand in Tests against Aus, than their 81 in this inns - 111 by Greatbatch & Wright, also in Wellington in 1992-93.

Long ago

1997

Last time NZ lost a home Test by an innings - to Eng by Innings & 68 runs, also in Wellington.