23 Mar 2010

Australia win first test by 10 wickets

1:57 pm on 23 March 2010


The Australian cricketers completed a 10 wicket win over New Zealand with two sessions to spare on day five of the first test in Wellington.

They needed only 106 runs and Phil Hughes wasted no time getting them, making an unbeaten 86 from 75 balls to set up the win before lunch,

The Black Caps resumed on 369 for six but lost their last four second innings wickets for only 38 more runs.

Brendon McCullum hit two consecutive boundaries off Doug Bollinger's opening over to reach his fifth test century but Ryan Harris soon had him caught for 104 and Darryl Tuffey was left 47 not out.

Tuffey didn't didn't bowl in the second innings, having gone to hospital to have a hand injury checked.

An x-ray showed a broken bone so he'll miss the second test, which starts in Hamilton on Saturday,.