Latest Match Report – NZ A vs Australia A 2nd Unofficial Test 2023

New Zealand A 277 (Kelly 69, Perry 4-41, Hatcher 4-77) vs. Australia a

The advantage swung several times on the opening day of the pink-ball clash between Australia A and New Zealand A at McKay.

Nick Kelly and Mitchell Hay put on 107 for the sixth wicket, leaving New Zealand A at 135 for 5 at the dinner break.

However, Hatcher then took three quick wickets and New Zealand A lost the last five wickets for 35 runs with Victoria all-rounder Perry, the only Australia A quicks to play four-day matches, returning to take the last two scalps. .

The short delivery was useful for Hatcher with the old ball. The breakthrough came at the end of an action-packed innings, before Kelly pulled him over the leg-side for a six and was caught at deep square leg on a no-ball – one of 10 bowled by Hatcher on the day – before Haye hit the glove. To the keeper.

Hatcher hooks Kelly and drives Aditya Ashok off stump with a full ball.

He had earlier dismissed Dean Foxcroft in another productive spell for Australia A after the first break. Sean Solia, who scored 91 in the first match in Brisbane, caught Nathan McAndrew’s pink ball lbw round the wicket two balls before.

Muhammad Abbas was caught off Perry and New Zealand A captain Tom Bruce pulled Ben Twarshuis to deep square shortly after taking a painful blow to the forearm.

New Zealand A fought back from a poor first day to win the first match of the series at Allan Border Field by 225 runs.

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