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New Zealand vs Australia, 1st Test at Wellington, NZ v AUS, Feb 29 2024 - Full Scorecard

1st Test, Wellington, February 29 - March 03, 2024, Australia tour of New Zealand
383 & 164
(T:369) 179 & 196

Australia won by 172 runs

Player Of The Match
174*, 34 & 1/16
Australia 1st Innings
New Zealand 1st Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
New Zealand 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Australia 1st Innings 
c †Blundell b Henry31711064043.66
b Henry331181813127.96
c Mitchell b Kuggeleijn12731003.70
not out 17427539623563.27
c †Blundell b O'Rourke1680016.66
c †Blundell b Henry40395961102.56
c Williamson b Kuggeleijn1020350050.00
c Latham b O'Rourke933471027.27
lbw b Ravindra1624300266.66
c †Blundell b Henry519241026.31
c Ravindra b Henry22621484035.48
Extras(b 12, lb 6, nb 3, w 20)41
TOTAL115.1 Ov (RR: 3.32, 534 Mins)383
Fall of wickets: 1-61 (Steven Smith, 24.1 ov), 2-65 (Marnus Labuschagne, 30.6 ov), 3-88 (Usman Khawaja, 40.2 ov), 4-89 (Travis Head, 41.3 ov), 5-156 (Mitchell Marsh, 54.2 ov), 6-176 (Alex Carey, 62.1 ov), 7-211 (Mitchell Starc, 71.2 ov), 8-244 (Pat Cummins, 78.5 ov), 9-267 (Nathan Lyon, 83.6 ov), 10-383 (Josh Hazlewood, 115.1 ov) • DRS
24.1 to SPD Smith, edged, taken! There's the breakthrough. Good length around off stump, hint of shape away, Smith plays, takes the outside edge Blundell dives across in front of first slip to pouch a good catch. Was heading straight for Mitchell.. 61/1
40.2 to UT Khawaja, What a corker! Full on off, swinging into Khawaja. It goes through bat and pad as Khawaja looks to defend and knocks the off-stump back. Henry reaps the reward for some superb bowling today. And he has got the big wicket of Khawaja!. 88/3
54.2 to MR Marsh, Top edge and gone! Henry with the breakthrough again. Back of length delivery induces the pull from Marsh. Not short enough for the pull and the ball goes straight up in the air. Blundell settles under it and pouches an easy one. Big wicket straight after the tea break. 156/5
83.6 to NM Lyon, caught behind! A lovely delivery from Henry who has been the pick of the attack. Good length around off stump, Lyon has to play, straightens to take a regulation outside edge. 267/9
115.1 to JR Hazlewood, Chipped to mid-off and Henry wraps things up with his fifth! Pitched up and it drew Hazlewood into the off-drive. Hits it in the air and Rachin takes it moving to his left. New Zealand bowl Australia out for 383. 383/10
41.3 to TM Head, got him! Edged behind! Another one goes. Back of a length, angling across, Head pushes at it away from his body, takes the shoulder of the bat. 89/4
71.2 to MA Starc, edged, taken at second slip! Well bowled. Short of a length around middle and off, Starc gets a thick outside edge and it flies at head height. 211/7
30.6 to M Labuschagne, Edged to first slip! Full and straighter around off, it pitches and seams away to take the edge. Mitchell makes no mistake. A tentative stay at the crease comes to an end for Marnus Labuschagne. 65/2
62.1 to AT Carey, Hit straight to cover! That was a nothing delivery, on a full length and going across, there to be driven. Carey hit it hard, got a good hold of it, but unfortunately for him, straight to Kane Williamson, who pouches it without any drama. 176/6
78.5 to PJ Cummins, big appeal and given! Cummins has called the review. Has Ravindra snaffled a bonus wicket before the new ball? Pitches and straightens, past the edge, this looks very out. Hits the back pad in front of off stump. Smashing off stump halfway up. 244/8
New Zealand 1st Innings 
b Starc513201038.46
c †Carey b Marsh950841018.00
run out (Labuschagne)023000.00
c Lyon b Hazlewood033000.00
c †Carey b Cummins1137541029.72
c Head b Lyon3343693076.74
c Starc b Hazlewood7170109130101.42
c Green b Lyon022000.00
c Labuschagne b Lyon42345334123.52
c Head b Lyon1550020.00
not out 028000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 3, nb 2, w 1)7
TOTAL43.1 Ov (RR: 4.14, 208 Mins)179
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Tom Latham, 4.4 ov), 2-12 (Kane Williamson, 4.6 ov), 3-12 (Rachin Ravindra, 5.3 ov), 4-29 (Daryl Mitchell, 16.6 ov), 5-29 (Will Young, 17.1 ov), 6-113 (Tom Blundell, 31.3 ov), 7-113 (Scott Kuggeleijn, 31.5 ov), 8-161 (Glenn Phillips, 40.3 ov), 9-162 (Tim Southee, 41.4 ov), 10-179 (Matt Henry, 43.1 ov) • DRS
4.4 to TWM Latham, played on! Starc gets the first. Good length around off stump, Latham just looking to defend, brings the bat down late, plays it onto off stump. Latham may actually have been looking to leave that to begin with and realised it was far too close. 12/1
5.3 to R Ravindra, taken at point! New Zealand falling apart. Full and wide outside off, Ravindra goes after it with a drive, slices the shot with an open face and Lyon holds a good catch. 12/3
40.3 to GD Phillips, Caught at deep backward square! The Phillips counterattack comes to an end as Hazlewood bounces him out. Well directed short ball angling into him and cramping him for room. Goes for the pull but top-edges it and Starc settles under it. 161/8
16.6 to DJ Mitchell, Edged and taken! Great comeback from Cummins after being hit for four. This is a perfect length ball in the channel that straightens. Mitchell gets squared up and gets a thick outside edge. Carey dives to his right and holds on as New Zealand lose their fourth. 29/4
17.1 to WA Young, Fired full down leg. Did he get a tickle on that? The finger goes up and Young is walking! Two wickets in two balls for Australia! He tried to nudge it down leg but only managed a faint tickle and it's a good take from Carey. 29/5
31.3 to TA Blundell, inside edge? Yes, taken at short leg! Lyon breaks through. Blundell using his feet, looks to defend, closes the face, and the edge loops off the top of the pad, Head has plenty of time to skip across the pitch and take it. 113/6
31.5 to SC Kuggeleijn, straight to deep midwicket! That's awful batting. Uses his feet, tries to clear the leg side but just offers a simple catch on the fence. 113/7
41.4 to TG Southee, Caught at short leg. Lyon has another, Southee has to o. Length ball down leg, Southee tried to nudge it to the leg side and ends up giving Head some catching practice as he gloves it onto his thigh. 162/9
43.1 to MJ Henry, Got him! Caught at deep midwicket as he looks for another six off Lyon. The veteran spinner finishes with four and New Zealand wrap up for 179. Spirited knock from Henry comes to an end. 179/10
Australia 2nd Innings 
b Southee031000.00
st †Blundell b Phillips28691231040.57
c †Blundell b Southee213160015.38
c Young b Henry4146516089.13
c Young b Phillips34801353142.50
c Kuggeleijn b Phillips2936494080.55
c Young b Phillips011000.00
c Southee b Phillips39180033.33
b Henry1227422044.44
c Latham b Henry815151053.33
not out 18140012.50
Extras(b 5, lb 1)6
TOTAL51.1 Ov (RR: 3.20, 235 Mins)164
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Steven Smith, 0.3 ov), 2-4 (Marnus Labuschagne, 4.4 ov), 3-53 (Nathan Lyon, 15.6 ov), 4-81 (Usman Khawaja, 26.5 ov), 5-127 (Travis Head, 38.2 ov), 6-127 (Mitchell Marsh, 38.3 ov), 7-139 (Alex Carey, 42.2 ov), 8-146 (Cameron Green, 44.2 ov), 9-159 (Pat Cummins, 47.5 ov), 10-164 (Mitchell Starc, 51.1 ov) • DRS
0.3 to SPD Smith, Played on! Length ball outside off, Smith pushes at it but gets an inside edge and the ball makes a mess of his stumps. Smith is frustrated, Southee delighted. He finally has a wicket in this Test!. 0/1
4.4 to M Labuschagne, Labuschagne has been strangled down the leg side! Length ball going across him, he gets a tickle on it and Blundell grabs it up. Labuschagne continues his search for form. 4/2
15.6 to NM Lyon, taken at square leg! No fifty for Lyon. He keeps his record. Full, angling in at the stumps, he aims to flick it over the leg side and is well taken by Young, above his head just in front of square. 53/3
47.5 to PJ Cummins, edged, taken at second slip! Back of a length, straight, Cummins staying leg side of it and effectively steers the edge into the cordon. 159/9
51.1 to MA Starc, Bail trimmer ends the innings, New Zealand need 369 to win Length ball lands in line and comes back in a bit, Starc shaped to play straight but had to adjust. He tried it by straightening his leg but the ball snuck through and hit the top of leg.. 164/10
26.5 to UT Khawaja, Has Phillips gotten Khawaja out stumped? Yes, confirms the third umpire. Phillips tossing it up wide brings him his first wicket against Australia. Just 82ks on a fullish length, Khawaja hadn't been able to score freely this morning and tried to make a play by dancing down the track and reaching out to try and smear it over extra. The ball spun away and Khawaja instantly turned and jammed his bat back. The bat plonked just in front of the crease, Blundell dragged the ball back to the stumps just in time. Really good work actually.. 81/4
38.2 to TM Head, taken at long off! Head looking to be aggressive, aiming down the ground, skews it slightly and picks out the fielder on the rope. 127/5
38.3 to MR Marsh, gone first ball! Goodness me. Marsh pushes this firmly off his pads and it's superbly held low down at short leg. Quite hard hands from Marsh, pushing in front of his pads. Very sharp by Young under the lid. 127/6
42.2 to AT Carey, taken at short cover! Phillips has four. Tossed up outside off, Carey goes for the drive and doesn't keep it down. Sharp catch by Southee. That was traveling. 139/7
44.2 to C Green, brilliant catch! Phillips has five. Wonderful grab by Young at short leg. Perfect line and length, brings Green forward, takes a thick inside edge and Young flies to his left. Phillips sprints off in celebration. 146/8
New Zealand 2nd Innings (T: 369 runs)
c †Carey b Lyon818241044.44
c Smith b Head1552952028.84
c Smith b Lyon919302047.36
c Green b Lyon591051608156.19
c & b Hazlewood381302072029.23
c Head b Lyon033000.00
lbw b Lyon1790014.28
c †Carey b Green2628334092.85
c Smith b Hazlewood1415202193.33
c Starc b Lyon77601100.00
not out 0514000.00
Extras(b 14, lb 2, nb 1, w 2)19
TOTAL64.4 Ov (RR: 3.03, 303 Mins)196
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Tom Latham, 5.2 ov), 2-35 (Kane Williamson, 11.1 ov), 3-59 (Will Young, 20.3 ov), 4-126 (Rachin Ravindra, 47.3 ov), 5-126 (Tom Blundell, 47.6 ov), 6-128 (Glenn Phillips, 49.4 ov), 7-164 (Scott Kuggeleijn, 56.3 ov), 8-187 (Matt Henry, 60.4 ov), 9-194 (Tim Southee, 61.5 ov), 10-196 (Daryl Mitchell, 64.4 ov) • DRS
60.4 to MJ Henry, Edged and Smith takes a high catch at second slip. Henry stood still and tried to drive the ball on the up through cover. It was three-quarter length outside off at 131ks, he couldn't cope with the pace or bounce that Hazlewood got from his steep height. Outside edge went high to the right of Smith. Floaty, so not too difficult. 187/8
64.4 to DJ Mitchell, Clothed right up, Hazlewood runs in and takes it. Australia complete a 172-run win to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Hard length, heavy ball, normal stuff from Hazlewood. Mitchell went back in the crease, cleared the front leg and heaved across the line. The ball got big on him and came around chest-height. It ballooned up for a dolly. Celebrations follow.. 196/10
5.2 to TWM Latham, Short, wide and nicked off! It was spun away and Latham went hard for the cut. The 89kph ball turned away and bounced, Latham still should have smashed that but nicked it to Carey. Sharp reflex catch from him, his gloves followed the spinning ball and the deflection off the bat wasn't sharp. Lyon grimaces and knows he's burgled one.. 15/1
11.1 to KS Williamson, taken at leg slip! Sharp catch. Lyon has the big one. Williamson has fallen into the trap. Around the wicket. Pitches around middle, straightens, Williamson plays and gets an inside edge. Smith stays low to take a very good catch. 35/2
47.3 to R Ravindra, taken at point! The plan's worked. Got to praise Lyon and Cummins for the field setting. Not Lyon's best ball, short outside off, Ravindra can't keep the cut shot down and Green takes a simple catch. 126/4
47.6 to TA Blundell, inside edge, yes! Another one goes. That's very soft, really. Round the wicket, Blundell pressers forward, gets an inside edge that loops up off the thigh guard to give Head a simple chance. 126/5
49.4 to GD Phillips, brilliant bowling! Pushed through a touch quicker, Phillips playing back, deep in the crease. He's called the review but it looks very out. Just above the knee roll, but he's so far back on his stumps. Phillips is already walking off, and it's three reds. 128/6
61.5 to TG Southee, One-handed hit doesn't clear long-on and Lyon has six, ten-for in the Test too! Southee made room and tried to heave it across, hit it too soon it skied high. Starc settled close to the boundary to fizzle out the anticipation building in the crowd. Great loop from Lyon btw. 194/9
20.3 to WA Young, what a catch! A one-handed stunner from Smith at slip. Head strikes third ball. Length ball outside off, goes on straight, Young pushes forward and gets the edge. It goes fine, to Smith's left, and his reaction time is brilliant. 59/3
56.3 to SC Kuggeleijn, Extra bounce does it for Green. Heavy ball on a length, 136ks, angling in at the body. It erupted at the flank and all Kuggeleijn could do was fend and hop. The bottom hand came off and the ball ballooned off the glove to the left of Carey, who jumped across and took a dolly.. 164/7
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Thu, 29 Feb - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 279/9 (Cameron Green 103*, Josh Hazlewood 0*, 85 ov)
Fri, 01 Mar - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 13/2 (Usman Khawaja 5*, Nathan Lyon 6*, 8 ov)
Sat, 02 Mar - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 111/3 (Rachin Ravindra 56*, Daryl Mitchell 12*, 41 ov)
Sun, 03 Mar - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 196 (64.4 ov) - end of match
Day 1
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Day 3
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  • Over 49.4: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Decision Challenged - Wicket, Umpire - M Erasmus, Batter - GD Phillips (Struck down)
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 149/6 in 54.0 overs (DJ Mitchell 27, SC Kuggeleijn 17)
  • New Zealand: 150 runs in 54.1 overs (326 balls), Extras 13
Basin Reserve, Wellington
TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Series resultAustralia led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2533
Hours of play (local time)11.00 start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days29 February 1,2,3 March 2024 - day (5-day match)
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PointsAustralia 12, New Zealand 0
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