AUS VS NZ 2ND TEST DAY1 – STEVE SMITH UNBEATEN 77 MADE AUSTRALIA IN COMMAND

Steve Smith Unbeaten 77 helps Australia to have their day in Boxing day test herein Melbourne. Good contribution from Marnus made them have a commanding score at day 1 of the 2nd Test.

After the loss in the First Test, Kane Williamson & co are in the mood to bounce back in the series. Kane won the toss and opt to bowl first. It is a very interesting move from New Zealand Skipper but his eye on greenish tinch in the pitch and the overcast condition made him go with the field.

  • Earlier Breakthrough from Boult dismissed Burns
Joe Burns goes for the Golden Duck with the tremendous Inswinging delivery from trend Boult made Australia went one hand in the earlier part of the Day. Good Partnership from Marnus Labuschagne and David Warner recovers Australia from the Backfoot but Wagner Clears out Warner with the length delivery with the tremendous catch from Tim Southee in the Slip area.

  • Steve Smith stands Tall from Others
Steve Smith stands aside with the Marnus and cuts out all the attacks from New Zealand Bowlers. Leg Side Short balls made him trouble in the last test but he has gone through the problem in a decent manner. Marnus goes cheaply to CDG after the ball hits his elbow followed by Stump. Mathew Wade once again Struggles with the Wagner Short ball but goes out for CDG with the edge to Watling. At the end of Day1, Australia scored 257 runs out off 4 wickets. Steve Smith 77* and Travis Head 25* are in the crease. Lets Hope Steve Smith converts his Terrible innings to 27th Test Hundred tomorrow.

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