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2nd Test Australia v New Zealand: Kiwis blown away by Cummins

Pat Cummins 5-28 for Australia today

Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins, the Number 1 Test bowler in the World, took 5-28 and James Pattinson 3-34 to reduce New Zealand to 148 all out, in their first innings, on the third day of the second Test match, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne today.

Match Summary

Australia 467 and 137 - 4 (45 Ovs) – ( David Warner 38, Joe Burns 35; Neil Wagner 2-39)

New Zealand 148 (54.5 Ovs) – (Tom Latham 50; Pat Cummins 5-28, James Pattinson 3-34)

At the Close of Play on Day 3 - Australia lead New Zealand by 456 runs with 6 wickets remaining


New Zealand were 44-2 overnight and then Pat Cummins and James Pattinson bowled devastating spells for Australia today reducing the Kiwi batsmen to 148 all out - the only highlights for New Zealand were a half century from Tom Latham and Neil Wagner's 200th Test wicket - getting Steve Smith caught by Tim Southee for just 7, in Australia's second innings.

Surprisingly, Tim Paine did not enforce the follow-on and at the close of play on day three, Australia were 137-4 and lead New Zealand by 456 runs with 6 wickets remaining.


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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