New Zealand Beat Australia 2nd Test by 7 Runs in Hobart

New Zealand Beat Australia 2nd Test by 7 Runs in Hobart Kiwis’ first win in Australia for 26 years.New Zealand vs Australia 2nd Test replay highlights video and score card is so interesting because NZ Beat Aus in 2nd Test by 7 Runs on 12 December 2011.Seamer 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.

The Black Caps captured eight wickets for 74 runs for 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 for two 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 Nathan Lyon was bowled by Bracewell in the 64th over to claim victory.

It was the Black Caps’ first victory in Australia since 1985 as they tied the two-Test series after comprehensively losing the first Gabba Test by nine wickets.Bracewell turned the match around with the wickets of Ricky Ponting (16), Michael Clarke (0), Michael Hussey (0), James Pattinson (4), Mitchell Starc (0) and Lyon (9).Warner carried his bat to finish unbeaten on 123 off 170 balls with 14 boundaries to cement his Test position after fellow opener Phillip Hughes was out again cheaply.Warner surprisingly was preferred to Bracewell as official man-of-the-match in a television viewers’ poll.New Zealand Beat Australia 2nd Test by 7 Runs in Hobart

Wickets continued to fall around Warner with Brad Haddin snapped up by Ross Taylor in the slips off Tim Southee and Peter Siddle taken at third slip off Southee for two.Bracewell removed Pattinson and Starc within three balls to have the Black Caps one wicket away from victory after Australia had lost seven wickets for 40.

Lyon survived two tense reviews for lbw as Warner went after the runs against a spreadeagled field before Bracewell finished the game when he bowled Lyon.Ponting’s possible final Test innings in his home state finished in a whimper after he was given a standing ovation to the wicket.

Test cricket’s third-highest runscorer spooned a catch to cover after playing back to Bracewell and was out for 16 after scoring just five in the first innings.Clarke was caught at slip by Taylor and Hussey was out first ball lbw after a review went in bowler Bracewell’s favour.

Hughes’s Test future again looked uncertain after he was out in the day’s second over with no addition to his overnight score of 20.It was the fourth straight time Hughes was caught by Martin Guptill in the slips off Chris Martin’s bowling in the series.An extraordinary spell from Doug Bracewell and horrific batting disintegration by Australia handed New Zealand a dramatic and momentous seven-run Test victory in Hobart, their first on these shores since 1985.

The hosts’ chase of 241 had been guided expertly by David Warner, but Bracewell’s removal of Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke and Michael Hussey, all on 159, left Australia a nervous 5 for 173 at lunch, and on resumption the remaining five went down for a mere 60. In all it was a collapse of 8 for 74, Warner left marooned on 123 when the last man, Nathan Lyon, was bowled by Bracewell.

Bracewell’s display, characterised by swing, bounce and sharp variation, confirmed his pre-series billing by the New Zealand captain Ross Taylor as a cricketer of enormous potential. It also branded Australia as a team of profound vulnerability with the bat, a problem made doubly vexing by the fact the top seven is populated as much by experience as callow youth. Clarke will take precious little consolation from the retention of the Trans-Tasman Trophy.

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