Oz complete unbeaten summer, clinch series

Published: Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 8:27 [IST]
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Australia complete unbeaten summer

Hamilton: Johnson's 10-wkt haul claims Australia a mamooth 176-run victory against New Zealand with 2-0 lead here on Wednesday in Hamilton.

Johnson picked up 6-73 from 20.1 overs in New Zealand's second innings as the Kiwis, chasing a world-record 479 runs to win, were bowled out for 302 at lunch on day five in Hamilton.

The New Zealand were always up against it after Australia declared for 8 for 511 and set an intimidating fourth-innings chase of 479.

Australia vs New Zealand, 2nd Test - Scorecard

Resuming on 5 for 185 on the final day, New Zealand was unable to even reach the lunch break as Mitchell Johnson took three of the final five wickets to end the home side's innings at 302.

Johnson a 10-wicket haul for the match came with 6 for 73 in the second innings and 4 for 59 in the first innings.

Following a 2-0 win over West Indies, with the middle Test drawn in Adelaide, and a 3-0 sweep of Pakistan, the Australians arrived in New Zealand full of confidence.

Breif Scores:

First Innings: Aus 231 / 10 (74.3 Ov) | NZ 264 / 10 (63.3 Ov)
Second Innings: Aus 511 / 8 (153 Ov) | NZ 302 / 10 (91.1 Ov)
Result: Australia won by 176 runs


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