Wellington: Australia have spoiled veteran Kiwi wicket-keeper/batsman Brendon McCullum’s party as they outplayed New Zealand in the first Test here at Basin Reserve on Monday.
It was 100th Test match for McCullum and the veteran’s side ended up with a disastrous defeat. Australia beat the hosts by an innings and 52 runs in the first Test.
After bowled out for a mere 183 in the first innings, they were set to trail a massive 379-run lead as Australia scored 562 runs in their first innings.
Adam Voges scored his second double century of his Test career while Usman Khawaja continued his fabulous form by scoring a magnificent 140. Voges scored 239 before being dismissed by Mark Craig.
He was also judged the Player of the match for his splendid marathon knock.
Trailing a massive lead, the hosts managed to score only 327 before loosing all their wickets in the second innings.
In a result, the Kiwis are now trailing the series as Australia took the lead to 1-0.