Sunday 21 March 2010 

Australia March Towards Innings Victory In Wellington

Australia March Towards Innings Victory In Wellington
Australia March Towards Innings Victory In Wellington
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Australia 459-5 dec. (Clake 168, North 112no) v
New Zealand 157 (Bollinger 5-28) & 187-5 (McIntosh 83)
First Test, Wellington, day three

New Zealand closed day three of the first Test against Australia in Wellington on 187 for five in their second innings having been asked to follow on.

After they were bowled out for 157 in reply to 459 for five declared, they ended the day still 115 runs short of Australia, who are five wickets away from a crushing victory.

New Zealand resumed on 108 for four in their first innings and after Martin Guptill (30) and Brendon McCullum (24) were dismissed by Doug Bollinger having seen their captain Daniel Vettori fall to Ryan Harris early in the day, the lower order was blown away, the last five wickets falling for nine runs.

Bollinger returned career-best figures of five for 28 and he struck again when New Zealand batted again to have BJ Watling trapped in front for 33 and Peter Ingram caught behind for one.

Tim McIntosh ground out 83 in 220 balls before he became one of two wickets for Nathan Hauritz, the other being Ross Taylor, trapped in front for 25.

Harris then removed Guptill, caught by Marcus North for six and that left Vettori, on 18, and McCullum, on four, to guide their side to stumps.

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