Sunday, 11 December 2011

2nd Test: New Zealand beat Australia by 7 runs

HOBART: Doug Bracewell bowled New Zealand to a sensational seven-run victory over Australia in the second Test in Hobart on Monday for the Kiwis' first win in Australia for 26 years.

2nd Test: New Zealand beat Australia by 7 runs
This is New Zealand's first Test win against Australia since 1993 and the first on Australian soil since 1985 and evened up the two-Test series at 1-1 after the hosts won the opening Test in Brisbane by nine wickets.

The Black Caps claimed eight wickets for 74 runs to claim a dramatic victory midway through the fourth day of an extraordinary Test match at Bellerive Oval.

Bracewell finished with 6/40 off 16.4 overs in a match-winning performance to stun the Australians, who appeared on track for victory at 159/2 chasing 241 runs to win.

But the Australians folded spectacularly and David Warner's unbeaten maiden Test century went in vain as wickets tumbled around him and last man Nathan Lyon was bowled by Bracewell in the 64th over to claim victory.

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