Australia dominates first Trans-Tasman test

Australia vs New Zealand. Photo: ICC

Melbourne – Australia defeated New Zealand by an innings and 52 runs to take 1-0 (2) lead in the Trans-Tasman Test series in Basin Reserve, Wellington on Monday (Feb.15).

Australia 562 (Voges 239, Khawaja 140, Smith 71) beat New Zealand 183 (Hazlewood 4-42, Lyon 3-32) and 327 (Latham 63, Nicholls 59, Lyon 4-91, Marsh 3-73) by an innings and 52 runs

New Zealand were bowled out for 327 (104.3 ov) in the second innings to end the first test match. Nathan Lyon and Mitch Marsh grabbed 4 and 3 wickets respectively.

In the first innings, Australia piled up mammoth 562 runs. Adam Voges scored 239 (364) runs while Ushman Khawaja hammered 140 runs. Earlier, New Zealand were bowled out for 183 in the first innings after Australia invited them to bat first. Australia led the 2-match series 1-0.

The second and final test between these two sides will begin from February 20 at Christchurch.