Watch Aus v NZ 1st Test Day 2 Cricket Match Highlights Today, Saturday 13-2-2016. New Zealand team scored 183 runs all out in 48 overs on the first day, that was not a good start from NZ batsmen. JR Hazlewood Australian bowler had torched NZ at their first innings with taking four wickets and then PM Siddle and NM Lyon took three wickets each of them. After NZ innings Australia played and scored 147 runs with the loss of three wickets in 40 overs.
MD Craig was the man from NZ who stands till the end of the innings and goes not out with the highest 41 runs from the first day. MJ Guptill and TWM Latham caught early in the innings by Hazlewood then next all batsmen played under pressure. From NZ bowling Southee caught JA Burns and then DA Warner at 5 which was a big loss for Australia but UT Khawaja played his innings very carefully and played good innings with SPD Smith*.
The runs, however, flowed steadily and the batsmen’s security grew, allowing the partnership to develop into a significant one for the match. Craig made amends for his drop with a teasing spell in the final hour, beating Khawaja in flight and having the No. 3 edge past the stumps and Watling, before he claimed a low return catch from Smith. But if Australia’s captain walked off annoyed at his dismissal, he could be more than satisfied with the day’s work.
New Zealand team: 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Tom Latham, 3 Kane Williamson, 4 Henry Nicholls, 5 Brendon McCullum (capt), 6 Corey Anderson, 7 BJ Watling (wk), 8 Doug Bracewell, 9 Mark Craig, 10 Tim Southee, 11 Trent Boult
Australia team: 1 David Warner, 2 Joe Burns, 3 Usman Khawaja, 4 Steven Smith (capt), 5 Adam Voges, 6 Mitchell Marsh, 7 Peter Nevill (wk), 8 Peter Siddle, 9 Josh Hazlewood, 10 Nathan Lyon, 11 Jackson Bird
Australia won the toss and elected to field