Friday 9 December 2011 

Pattinson Repeats Five-Star Performance

Pattinson Repeats Five-Star Performance
Pattinson Repeats Five-Star Performance
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New Zealand 150 (Brownlie 56, Pattinson 5-51) v
Australia 12-1
Second Test, Hobart, day one

James Pattinson returned figures of five for 51 as Australia bowled New Zealand out for 150 for the second innings in succession on day one of the second and final Test in Hobart.

Pattinson, who also returned five wickets to win the opening game in Brisbane, was in fine form along with Peter Siddle, who took three for 42 before rain ended play early with Australia on 12 for one in reply.

Only Dean Brownlie, who reached a third Test half-century in making 56, stood up to the bowlers on a green track on which Mitchell Starc also grabbed two wickets.

Siddle produced an excelent, hostile spell and was rewarded with the scalps of Martin Guptill (3), Ross Taylor (6) and Doug Bracewell (12) before Pattinson's impressive introduction to Test cricket continued.

He removed Brendon McCullum for 16, Jesse Ryder, Reece Young and Chris Martin without scoring as well as bowling Brownlie.

Brownlie struck ten fours in 85 balls while the next highest score for New Zealand was Kane Williamson's 19 on a day when batting was difficult.

Starc's victims were Williamson and Tim Southee (18).

New Zealand then responded strongly to dismiss Phillip Hughes as they came out to bowl, the left-hander again edging Chris Martin to Guptill for four.

However, with David Warner on seven and Usman Khawaja on one, the rain arrived to prematurely end the day's entertainment.

© Cricket World 2011