Bracewell stuns Aussies

BracewellNew Zealand paceman Doug Bracewell took six wickets in a devastating spell of bowling to fire his country to a dramatic first Test victory over Australia since 1993 by just seven runs.

Australia, requiring 241 for victory on the fourth day of the second test, had appeared to be grinding their way to their target on the back of David Warner’s maiden Test century until Bracewell (6-40) helped send them tumbling from 159 for two to 233 all out. The victory was the first on Australian soil for the Black Caps since 1985 and came despite opener Warner’s unbeaten 123. In a thrillingly tense finish, Warner and Nathan Lyon put on 34 for the last wicket before Bracewell bowled the spinner through the gate for nine.

New Zealand 1st Innings 150
Australia 1st Innings 136
New Zealand 2nd Innings 226
Australia 2nd Innings 
(Overnight: 72-0)

  • P Hughes c Guptill b Martin        20
  • D Warner not out          123
  • U Khawaja c Taylor b Boult 23
  • R Ponting c Southee b Bracewell            16
  • M Clarke c Taylor b Bracewell     0
  • M Hussey lbw b Bracewell 0
  • B Haddin c Taylor b Southee       15
  • P Siddle c Ryder b Southee        2
  • J Pattinson c Guptil b Bracewell  4
  • M Starc b Bracewell         0
  • N Lyon b Bracewell          9

Extras: (3-b,18-lb)           21

Total: (all out)           233

Overs: 64.

Fall of wickets: 1-72, 2-122, 3-159, 4-159, 5-159, 6-192, 7-194, 8-199, 9-199.

Bowling: Chris Martin 16-4-44-1, Trent Boult 12-1-51-1, Tim Southee 19-3-77-2, Doug Bracewell 16.4-4-40-6.

Toss: Won by Australia.

Result: New Zealand won by seven runs.

Series: Australia and New Zealand tied the two match series 1-1. – Khaleejtimes