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New Zealand vs Australia: New Zealand beat Australia! | leader








Wellington: Cameron Greene’s (103*) unbeaten century helped Australia narrowly escape embarrassment in the Wellington Test against New Zealand on Thursday. Finally, the Kangaroos scored 279 runs for the loss of 9 wickets by the end of the first day’s play. Apart from Green, none of the Kangaroo batsmen could survive against the Kiwi bowlers. After Green, Australia’s highest run-scorer was Mitchell Marsh, who scored 40 runs. New Zealand’s Matt Henry took the most 4 wickets.

New Zealand captain Tim Saudi won the toss and decided to bowl first. Australia, who then came into bat, lost four wickets for 89 runs at one point. Australia’s opener Steve Smith scored 31 runs. New Zealand captain Tim Saudi won the toss and decided to bowl first. His decision proved correct and 4 Australian batsmen returned to the pavilion for 89 runs. After this, Green and Mitchell Marsh (40) took charge of the innings and put on a partnership of 67 runs off 77 balls. Matt Henry broke the partnership by dismissing Marsh.

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Henry bowled 20 overs for the Kiwis and took 4 for 43 with 7 not out. He sent Steve Smith (31), Usman Khawaja (33), Marsh (40) and Nathan Lyon (5) to the pavilion. Apart from him, William O’Rourke and Scott Kugelijn took 2 wickets each. Rachin Ravindra took 1 wicket. Kiwi captain Saudi did not get a single wicket.

Greene’s second century

Green fought solo for the Kangaroos and scored 103 off 155 balls. He is still unbeaten and is expected to score more runs the next day. He hit 16 boundaries in his innings. This was his second Test century. This is his first century against New Zealand. He has 6 fifties to his name in Test cricket.









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