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New Zealand vs Australia 2nd Test Tips - Green can take Aussies to series clean sweep

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Last updated: 06 Mar 2024
Ralph Staniforth 06 Mar 2024
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  • Predictions for New Zealand vs Australia in the 2nd Test match on Friday
  • Visitors have won their last 6 Tests against the hosts
  • Can Williamson get the Black Caps level?
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New Zealand vs Australia Tips


Australia take a 1-0 lead into the final game of the series so New Zealand know this is a must-win for them. On a unusually spinning pitch in the opening match, the Black Caps came up horribly short, but will hope for a more suitable wicket this time around.
  • New Zealand vs Australia Tips
  • Head to Head
  • New Zealand Form
  • Australia Form

Regardless, the Aussies just looked a level above the hosts in that opening game. This may be a bit tighter but I can’t see the Black Caps leveling the series.

  • New Zealand have won 3 of their last 4 Test matches.
  • New Zealand’s Kane Williamson has scored 100+ runs in 3 of his last 6 Test innings.
  • Australia have won their last 6 Test matches against New Zealand.
  • Australia have won 5 of their last 6 Test matches.
  • Australia are the defending World Test Championship champions.
  • Australia’s Cameron Green scored 174 runs in the 1st innings of the last Test.

Head to Head


Australia have won their last six Test matches against New Zealand. In the opening game of this series, Australia won by 172 runs.

New Zealand Form


New Zealand are usually quite dominant on home soil so they will be disappointed with their showing in the first Test. On a tough wicket, the visitors batted first and scored 383 runs, a total that should never have been that high.

New Zealand then lost their first five wickets with just 29 runs on the board. They recovered thanks to 71 by Glenn Phillips to 179 all out. A better bowling performance ensued as the Black Caps bowled the Aussies out for 164.

However, they gave up too big a lead in the first innings to make it a realistic target to chase 369. Rachin Ravindra top scored with 59 runs, but New Zealand were all out for 196.

Australia Form


Australia dominated the first Test from start to finish. On a tough wicket, Cameron Green batted superbly for his 174 runs. The next highest score was 40 as the Aussies were all out for 383.

That innings was, however, enough to set the match up for victory as Green’s showing ended up being the difference between the sides. Australia bowled the hosts out for 179 runs as Nathan Lyon picked up four wickets.

That lead proved enough as Australia were all out for 164 in their second innings, leaving New Zealand with a total of 369 to win.

Nathan Lyon again produced the goods on an uncharacteristic pitch in New Zealand. The off spinner took six wickets to complete his ten-for in the match.

Verdict

Cameroon Green is backed to score 50+ runs in the first innings as is New Zealand's Kane Williamson. I am tipping both of them to top score for their respective teams.

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