Australia vs New Zealand, Day 1 of 1st Test

Australia standing firm at the end of Day 1:

Australia vs New Zealand, The Day 1 of 1st Test ended as Australia piled up a total of 248 runs at the cost of 4 wickets after 90 overs. The 28-year-old New Zealand’s Lockie Ferguson also made his Test debut. Australia won the toss and opted to bat first.

Australia vs New Zealand

David Warner and Joe Burns came to bat for their team against New Zealand. The home side lost their first wicket as Joe Burns got lbw by Colin de Grandhomme after facing 42 balls for 9 runs. David Warner got dismissed by Neil Wagner and fell short of his 7000 runs by just 4 runs as he scored 43 runs from 74 deliveries in the first innings.

Steven Smith played a steadfast inning of 43 runs from 164 balls, while Matthew Wade contributed 12 runs from 26 balls.

Australia vs New Zealand, Labuschagne scores third consecutive Test hundred:

While the New Zealand bowlers did make the Australian batting line up struggle, Marnus Labuschagne stood there like a wall as he scored his third consecutive Test century.

Marnus Labuschagne shared a 132 runs partnership with Steven Smith for the third-wicket and had scored an unbeaten 110 runs for 202 balls by the end of the day.

Travis Head is also not out after adding 20 runs from 34 balls and will resume his innings along with Marnus Labuschagne on Day 2 of the 1st Test. Australia has plenty of wickets left, they had a slow day, but they have plenty of room to turn that around on Day 2.

New Zealand bowlers bowled fantastically. Colin de Grandhomme bowled 6 maiden overs out of his 16 for only 24 runs and a wicket. Neil Wagner dismissed David Warner and Steven Smith after conceding 52 runs in 22 overs. Tim Southee also took 1 wicket after conceding 53 runs from 20 overs.

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