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New Zealand cricket team in Australia in 2019–20

The New Zealand cricket team toured Australia in November and December 2019 to play three Test matches. The Test series was played for the Trans-Tasman Trophy and formed part of the inaugural 2019–21 ICC World Test Championship.[3][4] The first Test was a day/night match at the Perth Stadium.[5] Cricket Australia confirmed the fixtures for the tour in May 2019.[6][7] New Zealand are scheduled to return to Australia in March 2020 to play three One Day International (ODI) matches for the Chappell–Hadlee Trophy.[5]

In the first Test, Aleem Dar of Pakistan stood in his 129th Test match as an on-field umpire, surpassing Jamaican Steve Bucknor's record of officiating in the most number of Test matches.[8] Ahead of the fourth day of the second Test match, Australia's Peter Siddle announced his retirement from international cricket.[9] Australia won the first two Test matches to take an unassailable lead,[10] and therefore retaining the Trans-Tasman Trophy.[11] Australia won the third and final Test match by 279 runs, therefore winning the series 3–0.[12] It was the first time that New Zealand had been whitewashed in a three-match Test series in Australia.[13] During the third Test, Ross Taylor went past Stephen Fleming's career total of 7,172 runs to become the leading run-scorer for New Zealand in Test cricket.[14]

Squads

TestsODIs
 Australia[15] New Zealand[16] Australia New Zealand

Peter Siddle was added to Australia's squad ahead of the second Test after Josh Hazlewood was ruled out due to a hamstring strain.[17] Kyle Jamieson was added to New Zealand's squad ahead of the second Test after Lockie Ferguson was ruled out due to a calf strain.[18] Mitchell Swepson was added to Australia's squad ahead of the third Test.[19] Trent Boult was ruled out of the third Test after fracturing his right hand during the second Test.[20] William Somerville was named as Boult's replacement.[21] Ahead of the third Test, Glenn Phillips was added to New Zealand's squad, as cover for Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls who were suffering with flu-like symptoms.[22]

Test series

1st Test

12–16 December 2019[n 2] (D/N)
Scorecard
v
416 (146.2 overs)
Marnus Labuschagne 143 (240)
Neil Wagner 4/92 (37 overs)
166 (55.2 overs)
Ross Taylor 80 (134)
Mitchell Starc 5/52 (18 overs)
9/217d (69.1 overs)
Joe Burns 53 (123)
Tim Southee 5/69 (21.1 overs)
171 (65.3 overs)
BJ Watling 40 (106)
Mitchell Starc 4/45 (14 overs)
Australia won by 296 runs
Perth Stadium, Perth
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Nigel Llong (Eng)
Player of the match: Mitchell Starc (Aus)

2nd Test

26–30 December 2019[n 2]
Scorecard
v
467 (155.1 overs)
Travis Head 114 (234)
Neil Wagner 4/83 (38 overs)
148 (54.5 overs)
Tom Latham 50 (144)
Pat Cummins 5/28 (17 overs)
5/168d (54.2 overs)
David Warner 38 (65)
Neil Wagner 3/50 (17.2 overs)
240 (71 overs)
Tom Blundell 121 (210)
Nathan Lyon 4/81 (23 overs)
Australia won by 247 runs
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (SA) and Nigel Llong (Eng)
Player of the match: Travis Head (Aus)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.
  • Neil Wagner (NZ) took his 200th wicket in Tests.[27]
  • Travis Head (Aus) scored his 1,000th run in Tests.[28]
  • Australia retained the Trans-Tasman Trophy as a result of this match.[29]
  • World Test Championship points: Australia 40, New Zealand 0.

3rd Test

3–7 January 2020[n 2]
Scorecard
v
454 (150.1 overs)
Marnus Labuschagne 215 (363)
Neil Wagner 3/66 (33.1 overs)
256 (95.4 overs)
Glenn Phillips 52 (115)
Nathan Lyon 5/68 (30.4 overs)
2/217d (52 overs)
David Warner 111* (159)
Todd Astle 1/41 (8 overs)
136 (47.5 overs)
Colin de Grandhomme 52 (68)
Nathan Lyon 5/50 (16.5 overs)
Australian won by 279 runs
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Marais Erasmus (SA)
Player of the match: Marnus Labuschagne (Aus)

ODI series

1st ODI

2nd ODI

3rd ODI

Notes

  1. ^ Tom Latham captained New Zealand for the third Test.
  2. ^ a b c While five days of play were scheduled for each Test, all three Tests reached a result in four days.

References

  1. ^ a b "Most runs in the 2019–20 Australia v New Zealand Test series". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Most wickets in the 2019–20 Australia v New Zealand Test series". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Schedule for inaugural World Test Championship announced". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Men's Future Tours Programme" (PDF). International Cricket Council. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  5. ^ a b "CA-BCCI dispute shunts New Zealand's tour to late March". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  6. ^ "CA announce 2019-20 summer schedule". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Cricket Australia's 2019-20 cricket schedule unveiled". Fox Sports. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Aleem Dar on brink of breaking world record". Cricket Pakistan. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  9. ^ "Peter Siddle announces retirement from international cricket". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  10. ^ "Australia vs New Zealand: Four-day defeat despite Tom Blundell century". Stuff. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  11. ^ "Australia romp to trans-Tasman series victory". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  12. ^ "Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon leave New Zealand reeling after David Warner's hundred". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  13. ^ "Australia vs New Zealand: Worst tour ends in a whimper at SGC". Stuff. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  14. ^ "Australia vs New Zealand: Ross Taylor passes Stephen Fleming's test runs record". Stuff. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  15. ^ "Cameron Bancroft left out of settled Australia Test squad to face New Zealand". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  16. ^ "Lockie Ferguson set for New Zealand Test debut after maiden call-up". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  17. ^ "Peter Siddle recalled for Boxing Day as Australia opt for local knowledge". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  18. ^ "Uncapped Kyle Jamieson earns first call-up as New Zealand go for height". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  19. ^ "Legspinner Mitchell Swepson called up for SCG Test". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  20. ^ "Trent Boult out of SCG Test after fracturing hand". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 December 2019.
  21. ^ "Offspinner Will Somerville replaces Trent Boult in New Zealand squad for SCG Test". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  22. ^ "Australia vs New Zealand: Glenn Phillips flown to Sydney as cover for sick duo". Stuff. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  23. ^ "Aleem Dar set to break record for most Tests as umpire". International Cricket Council. 11 December 2019. Archived from the original on 11 December 2019. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  24. ^ "Warner passes Bradman, crosses 7000 Test runs". Wisden. 14 December 2019. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  25. ^ Knox, Malcolm (12 December 2019). "Labuschagne keeps his cool to hit ton in Perth scorcher". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  26. ^ "Blackcaps v Australia, First Test, Perth". New Zealand Cricket. 12 December 2019. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  27. ^ "Relentless Wagner races to 200 Test wickets". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 28 December 2019.
  28. ^ "This is your captain Tim Paine: buckle up and enjoy". The Weekend Australian. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  29. ^ "Australia romp to trans-Tasman series victory". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  30. ^ "Williamson out, Phillips to make Test debut for Black Caps against Australia". TVNZ. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  31. ^ "Kiwi openers stand firm after Labuschagne's 215". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  32. ^ "Ross Taylor becomes New Zealand's highest scorer in Test cricket". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 January 2020.

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