Monday, December 12, 2011

New Zealand's Test victory on Australian soil after 26 years

HOBART, Pakistan (Dec. 12) – Doug Bracewell, the promising Kiwi pacer, grabbed six wickets in a destructive spell of bowling to lead New Zealand to a spectacular first test victory over mighty Australian since 1993. They won the second test by just seven runs on Monday.

Doug Bracewell delivers the ball
This is not only the first Test victory for New Zealand against Australia since 1993 but the first on Australian soil since 1985. Most importantly they squared the 2-Test series after the hosts won the opening Test in Brisbane by huge margin of nine wickets.

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

Australia, requiring 241 for victory on the day four of the 2nd test, had appeared to be approaching te target quite easily courtesy to the maiden Test ton by David Warner until Bracewell (6-40) helped send them tumbling from 159 for two to 233 all out. David Warner stood unbeaten on 123 at the end.

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