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Australia in sight of huge win
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter


Ground:Basin Reserve, Wellington
Scorecard:New Zealand v Australia
Player:DE Bollinger, TG McIntosh
Event:Australia in New Zealand 2009/10

DateLine: 21st March 2010

 

The match continued to be one-sided as Australia re-asserted their dominance over New Zealand in the first Test.

 

Resuming the day at 108 for 4 the hosts collapsed in a heap. Bollinger was the chief destroyer as as the Kiwi batsmen had no answer to the Australian bowler. The final six wickets fell for just 49 runs thus conceding a huge lead of 302 runs thus giving Ponting the option of enforcing the follow-on.

 

Once the follow-on was enforced things failed for brighten for the hosts as the hosts once again suffered batting failure. Barring McIntosh (83, 220b, 1x6, 10x4) none of the Kiwi batsmen showed the spine to stay at the wicket.

 

At the close of day's play the New Zealand score read 187 for the loss of 5 wickets.


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