Redmond Half-Century Bolsters Black Caps
New Zealand 262-6 (Redmond 83, Hauritz 2-63) v Australia
Second Test, Adelaide, day one: stumps
Opening batsman Aaron Redmond reached a career-best score of 83 before New Zealand closed day one of the second and final Test against Australia in Adelaide on 262 for six.
Redmond was the only man to reach a half-century although all eight batsmen who went to the crease reached double figures.
Redmond faced 125 balls, hitting 14 fours and two sixes before he was caught by Andrew Symonds off of Nathan Hauritz.
Hauritz, in the side because of an injury to fellow off-spinner Jason Krejza, had earlier dismissed Jesse Ryder for 13 with Michael Clarke taking the catch although he later had to leave the field with a knee injury.
Peter Fulton's return to Test cricket yielded 29 runs in a patient innings while Ross Taylor stroked 44 in 88 balls.
There was a wicket apiece for Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson, Stuart Clark and Andrew Symonds as Brendon McCullum (30) and Daniel Vettori (12) closed unbeaten.
Australia won the first Test in Adelaide by 149 runs.
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