Australia clinches victory in 1st Test against New Zealand

WELLINGTON: Australia emerged victorious in the first test match against New Zealand, showcasing a dominant performance led by spinner Nathan Lyon. Lyon’s exceptional bowling on the fourth morning proved decisive as he claimed the crucial wickets of Rachin Ravindra, Tom Blundell, and Glenn Phillips in two overs.Lyon’s figures of 6 for 65 in the second innings secured his first five-wicket haul in New Zealand, ultimately helping Australia to a comprehensive win with match figures of 10-108.

Cameron Green was awarded the Man of the Match for his outstanding batting display, scoring a career-best unbeaten 174 runs in challenging batting conditions. His remarkable innings, coupled with a 116-run partnership with Josh Hazlewood for the tenth wicket, played a pivotal role in Australia’s triumph.

The victory puts Australia in a commanding position as they head into the second test match against New Zealand at Christchurch on March 8, poised to continue their strong performance in the series.

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