Australia beat New Zealand by 296 runs in 1st Test at Perth
On the 4th day of the 1st Test match, in Perth, Australia ruthlessly beat New Zealand by 296 runs, with over a day’s play left to play. Worryingly for New Zealand, they achieved this with one of their mainline strike bowlers out injured for most of the match.
Australia 416 - (146.2 Ovs) - (Marnus Labuschagne 143, Travis Head 53, Steve Smith 43, David Warner 43; Tim Southee 4-93, Neil Wagner 4-92) and 217 – 9 dec (69.1 Ovs) - (Joe Burns 53, Marnus Labuschagne 50; Tim Southee 5-69, Neil Wagner 3-59)
New Zealand – 166 (55.2 Ovs) - (Ross Taylor 80; Mitchell Starc 5-52, Nathan Lyon 2-48) and 171 (65.3 Ovs) (BJ Watling 40; Mitchell Starc 4-45, Nathan Lyon 4-63)
Result – Australia won by 296 runs
It's all over in Perth!— ICC (@ICC) December 15, 2019
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Australia moved on from their overnight score of 167-6 to declare on 217 – 9 dec (69.1 Ovs) with Joe Burns 53 and Marnus Labuschagne 50 top scoring and Mitchell Starc hitting a cameo 23 runs off 21 balls at the death of their innings. Tim Southee 5-69 and Neil Wagner 3-59 the main wicket takers for New Zealand.
Australia then set about the demolition of the New Zealand batting line-up – bowling the Kiwis out in their second innings for just 171, with Mitchell Starc 4-45 and Nathan Lyon 4-63 the stars with the ball.
Australia won the 1st Test by 296 runs
Australia - David Warner, Joe Burns, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine(c)(wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon
New Zealand - Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling(wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Lockie Ferguson
Start Time: 05:00
Toss: Australia won the toss and decided to bat
Venue: Optus Stadium, Perth
Officials: Aleem Dar, Nigel Llong, Marais Erasmus, Paul Wilson, Richard Richardson
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