AUS vs NZ: After Cameron Green’s knock, the bowlers tightened their grip, the New Zealand team was in trouble

The first Test of the series between Australia and New Zealand will be played in Wellington. By the end of the second day of play, Australia had a firmer grip on the Test. Although Australia’s score in the second innings was 13 runs for 2 wickets, the Kangaroos had a huge lead of 204 runs in the first innings. This increased Australia’s lead to 217 runs. Australia scored 383 runs in the first innings. In response, New Zealand were reduced to just 179 runs in the first innings.

Earlier, Cameron Green played an unbeaten innings of 174 runs for Australia. In his innings, he scored 23 fours and 5 sixes. Cameron Green formed a record 104-run partnership with Josh Hazlewood for the final wicket. Australia’s nine batsmen had gone to the pavilion for 279 runs, but Green-Hazelwood increased the team’s score to 383 runs. In response to Australia’s 383 runs, the New Zealand team was only on target for 179 runs. Glenn Phillips scored a game-high 71 runs for New Zealand. Matt Henry contributed 42 runs but 7 Kiwi batsmen failed to break double figures.

Australia’s off-spinner Nathan Lyon was the most successful bowler. Nathan Lyon made 4 Kiwi team batsmen his victims. Josh Hazlewood scored 2 successes. Apart from this, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Marsh took 1 wicket each.

Previously, Australia’s first innings was limited to 383 runs. Apart from Cameron Green, the rest of the batsmen disappointed for Australia in the first innings. However, Mitchell Marsh, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith and Pat Cummins played short but important innings. At the same time, Matt Henry took four wickets for New Zealand. However, at the end of the second day’s play, the Australian score stands at 13 runs for 2 wickets. Usman Khawaja and Nathan Lyon are in the goal crease for Australia. The Kangaroos’ lead, however, is 217 runs.

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