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Australia complete clean sweep over Kiwis

December 01, 2008 12:35 IST

Australia completed a clean sweep in the Test series against New Zealand as the hosts beat the Kiwis by an innings and 62 runs in the second Test at Adelaide on Monday.

After trailing by 265 runs at the start of the second innings, New Zealand could only manage to score 203 before being bowled out in the 75th over.

Top-scorer Brendon McCullum, who came in at number 7, stayed unbeaten after scoring 84 runs, including 14 fours and 2 sixes.

Pace spearhead Brett Lee was the wrecker-in-chief as he sent five New Zealand batsmen back to the pavilion, giving away 105 runs from the 25 overs he bowled.

Mitchell Johnson picked up three wickets while Nathan Hauritz claimed two.

Aussie wicketkeeper Brad Haddin (169 runs) who along with Michael Clarke (110) shared 181 runs in Australia's lone innings that put the home team in a winning position, was declared man of the match, while his partner was named man of the series.

Both teams will face each other in the 5-match ODI series starting February 1, followed by a Twenty20 international on February 15.