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Australia trounce New Zealand in first Test

November 23, 2008 09:44 IST

Mitchell Johnson claimed his maiden five-wicket haul as Australia beat New Zealand by 149 runs in the first Test at the Gabba in Brisbane on Sunday morning.

The Kiwis resumed on the fourth morning on 143 for 6, 184 runs in arrears, chasing an unlikely 327 for victory. But once skipper Daniel Vettori was out for 10 to Johnson, the Aussies were sure of finishing the match quickly. Vettori was caught one-handed by Andrew Symonds at point.

In his next over the left-armer also induced an edge behind off Ross Taylor for 75 to end a 128-ball stay at the wicket.

Stuart Clark then had Iain O'Brien caught at point by Michael Clarke while Chris Martin lasted four balls, clean bowled by Johnson.

Tim Southee gave Kiwis something to cheer about earlier as he hit two sixes off Clark.

Johnson finished with five wickets for 39 runs to claim his maiden five-wicket haul. His impressive match figures of 9 for 69 earned him the man-of-the-match award as the hosts took a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series.

Clark had figures of 4 for 43 in the second innings -- he picked 2 for 46 in the first -- as Australia's decision to rest Jason Krejza and go in with a four-pronged pace attack paid off on an unpredictable Gabba track.

Scorecard

Australia (1st innings)
 M Hayden c Taylor b Southee 8
 S Katich c McCullum b Southee 10
 R Ponting c How b Southee 4
 M Hussey lbw b Martin 35
 M Clarke b Ryder 98
 A Symonds c McCullum b O'Brien 26
 S Watson c McCullum b O'Brien 1
 B Haddin c How b Ryder 6
 B Lee c McCullum b Southee 4
 M Johnson c Taylor b Vettori 5
 S Clark not out 13
 Extras: (lb 2, w 1, nb 1) 4     
 Total: (all out; 77 overs; 328 mins) 214

Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-22, 3-23, 4-96, 5-132, 6-139, 7-152, 8-160, 9-183, 10-214.

Bowling: C Martin 18-4-42-1, T Southee 18-3-63-4, I O'Brien 19-6-44-2, G Elliott 10-4-29-0, D Vettori 8-0-27-1, J Ryder 4-1-7-2.

New Zealand (1st innings)
 A Redmond c Ponting b Clark 3
 J How b Lee 14
 J Ryder c Haddin b Watson 30
 L Taylor lbw b Lee 40
 B McCullum c Ponting b Johnson 8
 D Flynn not out 39
 G Elliott b Watson 9
 D Vettori c Symonds b Johnson 2
 T Southee c Symonds b Johnson 0
 I O'Brien c Clarke b Johnson 1
 C Martin b Clark 1 8 8 0 0
 Extras: (lb 3, nb 6) 9
 Total: (all out; 50 overs) 156

Fall of wickets: 1-7, 2-44, 3-64, 4-73, 5-108, 6-127, 7-143, 8-143, 9-149, 10-156.

Bowling: B Lee 16-5-38-2, S Clark 15-2-46-2, S Watson 10-2-35-2, M Johnson 8-3-30-4, A Symonds 1-0-4-0.

Australia (2nd innings):
 M Hayden c McCullum b Martin 0
 S Katich not out 131
 R Ponting c Redmond b O'Brien 17
 M Hussey c McCullum b O'Brien 0
 M Clarke run out (Redmond) 9
 A Symonds c McCullum b Martin 20
 S Watson lbw b Martin 5
 B Haddin b Vettori 19
 B Lee b Vettori 7
 M Johnson c Vettori b Elliott 31
 S Clark c Vettori b Southee 18
 Extras: (lb 10, nb 1) 11      
 Total: (all out; 81.2 overs; 346 mins) 268

Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-40, 3-40, 4-53, 5-109, 6-115, 7-156, 8-186, 9-239, 10-268.

Bowling: C Martin 21-5-69-3, T Southee 16.2-5-62-1, I O'Brien 17-1-58-2, G Elliott 6-1-15-1, D Vettori 19-4-46-2, J Ryder 2-0-8-0.

New Zealand (2nd innings) (target: 327 runs)
 A Redmond c & b Clark 10
 J How c Ponting b Lee 0
 J Ryder lbw b Johnson 24
 L Taylor c Haddin b Johnson 75
 B McCullum lbw b Clark 3
 D Flynn b Johnson 29
 G Elliott b Clark 0
 D Vettori c Symonds b Johnson 10
 T Southee not out 12
 I O'Brien c Clarke b Clark 3
 C Martin b Johnson 1.
 Extras: (lb 5, w 2, nb 3) 10      
 Total: (all out; 54.3 overs) 177

Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-30, 3-40, 4-49, 5-133, 6-143, 7-160, 8-161, 9-164, 10-177.

Bowling: B Lee 9-0-53-1, S Clark 17-5-43-4, M Johnson 17.3-6-39-5, S Watson 5-1-19-0, A Symonds 4-0-12-0, M Clarke 2-0-6-0.