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2nd Test Australia v New Zealand: Australia win by 247 Runs

Australia's Nathan Lyon (4-81) celebrates a wicket with the other players

Australia won the 2nd Test against New Zealand, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, by 247 runs earlier today.

Match Summary

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.


Player Squads


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


Match Details

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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