2nd Test Australia v New Zealand: Australia win by 247 Runs
Australia won the 2nd Test against New Zealand, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, by 247 runs earlier today.
Australia 467 and 168 - 5 dec
New Zealand 148 and 240 – 9 (Tom Blundell 121 ; Nathan Lyon 4-81, James Pattinson 3-35)
Result - Australia won by 247 runs
Australia declared their second innings on 168-5, when Travis Head was out bowled Neil Wagner for 28 – Matthew Wade was the not out batsman on 30*. Australia had added just 21 runs to their overnight score.
The Australian bowlers then set about their task and James Pattinson was the hero with the ball taking 3-3 in a terrific spell, accounting for Latham (8), Williamson (0) and Taylor (2). Tom Blundell (121) was the highlight for New Zealand as they battled hard to 240 – 9 all out – Trent Boult was unable to bat – with Nathan Lyon 4-81 the pick of the Aussie bowlers from there on in.
Australia win the series after taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three match series.
Australia - David Warner, Joe Burns, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Travis Head, Tim Paine(c)(wk), James Pattinson, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon
New Zealand - Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, BJ Watling(wk), Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult
Start Time: 23:30
Toss: New Zealand won the toss and decided to field
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Officials: Marais Erasmus, Nigel Llong, Aleem Dar, Gerard Abood, Richard Richardson
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