Tue. Apr 23rd, 2024
New Zealand Australia Test Match

In the second Test between NZ and AUS, New Zealand's late bowling fireworks created turbulence for Australia's run chase.

Australia's captain, Pat Cummins, exhibited his bowling prowess by securing a notable 4-62 in the second innings after tea. The visitors, already holding a 1-0 lead in the two-match series following last week's victory in Wellington, effectively dismissed the Black Caps for a total of 372.

At the conclusion of day three in the second Test in Christchurch on Sunday, Australia found themselves 202 runs away from victory with six wickets in hand. New Zealand seized momentum with some late bowling fireworks.

After day three in Christchurch, Australia, with 202 runs to win and six wickets left, faces New Zealand's late bowling brilliance that dismissed the Black Caps for 372, setting the stage for an intriguing finish.

In the thrilling last 90 minutes, home seamers Matt Henry and debutant Ben Sears took crucial wickets, yet Australia closed the day at 77-4. Mitchell Marsh (27*) and Travis Head (17*) aim to pursue the 279-run target on Monday.

Reviewing the day, Black Caps opener Tom Latham expressed satisfaction, acknowledging his team's resilience with the bat and the bowlers' effectiveness in having Australia four down, 200 runs behind.

Despite promising starts, no Black Caps batter managed a three-figure score in the second innings. Cummins' morning breakthrough, dismissing Latham for 73 with a review, added 21 runs to New Zealand's overnight tally of 134-2.

New Zealand staged a resilient comeback on Day 3 of the second Test against Australia, positioning themselves favorably for a potential series draw. Image Source Getty Images

Australia, with six wickets in hand, aimed for victory, trailing by 202 runs. Pat Cummins' 4-62 secured a 1-0 series lead, and the day concluded with the Black Caps dismissed for 372 in the second innings.

In the last 90 minutes, home seamers Henry and Sears dismissed key Aussie batsmen, including Smith and Labuschagne. Australia closed the day at 77-4, with Marsh (27*) and Head (17*) eyeing the 279-run target on Monday.

Hagley Oval's top fourth-innings chase: 285 by New Zealand vs. Sri Lanka last year. Black Caps opener Tom Latham praised his team's resilience, being four wickets down and 200 runs behind at the day's start, commending their effective batting and bowling.

No Black Caps hit a century despite promising starts. Cummins dismissed Latham for 73, part of New Zealand's overnight 134-2. Australia's bowlers, especially Cummins and Lyon, made crucial breakthroughs. Chasing their first home win over Australia in 31 years, New Zealand might regret not setting a target beyond 300 runs.

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