Australia Vs New Zealand Test Series 2019
ICC World Test Championship- Match 1: Australia Vs New Zealand – Day 1
Date: 12 December 2019
Venue: Perth, Australia
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pakistan), Nigel Llong (England)
Toss won by: Australia, chose to bat first
Australia’s Innings: 228/4 (90 Overs, RR: 2.75)
– Batting: M Labuschagne 110 of 202 balls (not out)
– Bowling: N Wagner 2/54 in 22 overs
Highlights of the Day
The play began under the sizzling summer sun blasting at 40c in a stadium full of about 20,000 spectators witnessing the clash of test titans.
Australian openers began the day on a confident note on the first day of first-ever day-night test in Perth.
Kiwi bowlers struck earlier as Joe Burns was dismissed on lbw by a swinging Grandhomme in 13 th over.
This was followed by David Warner in 26 th over, Australia were 76/2 by lunch break.
Marnus Labuschagne and Steven Smith managed to sustain a much-needed partnership and put on 132 during the second session.
Labuschagne made his third consecutive Test century in style by throwing Mitchell Santner for a six thus also crossing 1000 Test runs milestone in current calendar year.
Kiwis made a comeback later in day by dismissing Steve Smith (43) and Matthew Wade (12).
Debutant Lockie Ferguson suffered from calf strain and was sent for scans. He would not be able to rejoin the playing XI until reassessment report gives go-ahead.
Aussies will certainly be looking to maintain the upper hand tomorrow continuing the winning streak. They have remained unbeaten against New Zealand on Australian soil since 1985.
Pakistani origin umpire Aleem Dar broke Steve Bucknor’s record of officiating most test matches, this was his 129th
- David Warner
- Joe Burns
- Marnus Labuschagne
- Steve Smith
- Matthew Wade
- Travis Head
- Tim Paine (Captain & Wicket-keeper)
- Pat Cummins
- Mitch Starc
- Nathan Lyon
- Josh Hazlewood
- Tom Latham
- Jeet Raval
- Kane Williamson (Captain)
- Ross Taylr
- Henry Nicholls
- BJ Watling (Wicket-keeper)
- Colin de Grandhomme
- Mitchell Santner
- Tim Southee
- Neil Wagner
- Lockie Ferguson
For regular updates visit : Allsportspk