Australian fast bowler James Pattinson is excited about making a return to Test cricket after being called up to the squad for the third Test against New Zealand following the retirement of Mitchell Johnson.
Mitchell Johnson signed off on a wonderful career for Australia as New Zealand survived with a draw while chasing a stiff target of 312 runs on the fifth and final day of the second Test match in Perth.
Steven Smith and Adam Voges struck splendid centuries to stretch Australia’s lead to 193 runs with eight wickets in hand in the second innings, after a marathon knock from Ross Taylor helped New Zealand to 624 on the fourth day of the second Test in Perth.
Ross Taylor slammed a career-best double hundred and Kane Williamson also scored a century as New Zealand reduced their first innings deficit to 49 runs at stumps on day three of the second Test against Australia in Perth.
David Warner amassed an unbeaten 244 while Usman Khawaja scored a composed 121 as the duo shared 302 runs between them to take Australia to 416 for two at stumps on day one of the second Test against New Zealand in Perth.
Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc has been handed a fine by the International Cricket Council for throwing the ball at Mark Craig in the fifth day of the first Test against New Zealand in Brisbane.
The Australian bowlers produced a clinical performance on the final day to wrap up the New Zealand innings for 295 despite a run-a-ball 80 from Brendon McCullum to win the first Test in Brisbane by a massive 208 runs and take a 1-0 lead in the series.