Black Caps win dramatic second test

NEW Zealand has breathed life into the test series against Australia with a dramatic seven-run victory in Tasmania.

SCOREBOARD

AUSTRALIA 233 all out

David Warner 123 not out

New Zealand win by seven runs.

1st Inn: Black Caps 150 all out
2nd Inn: Black Caps 226 all out
1st Inn: Australia 136 all out

The Australian batting order continued to collapse after lunch with the hosts down to their last batsman after the Black Caps struck four wickets in 30 minutes with two each to Tim Southee and Doug Bracewell.

However, danger man David Warner (123no), alongside number ten batsman Nathan Lyon (9), continued to push the Australians to an unlikely victory.

But with only eight runs left in the run chase, Lyon was found wanting on a perfect Bracewell delivery and was left to rue the chance of being Australia's hero.

Earlier, Southee sent Brad Haddin (15) and Peter Siddle (2 runs) back to the stands in similar fashion with outsides edges to the slips for Ross Taylor and Jesse Ryder.

In the very next over Bracewell took the wickets of James Pattinson (4 runs) and Mitchell Starc for a duck as the Black Caps turned the tables on the home team.

Doug Bracewell dismissed Ricky Ponting for 16 runs and took out Michael Clarke (0) and Michael Hussey (0) with consecutive deliveries to stun the Australians after they were cruising to their target total of 240 runs.

Ponting mistimed his shot and lobbed the ball to Tim Southee who took a simple catch at extra cover.

Trent Boult claimed second wicket of the day with the scalp of Usman Khawaja for 23 runs after a great catch from captain Ross Taylor.

After struggling to breakthrough the unbroken 74 run partnership of the Australian openers during yesterday's last session, Chris Martin took the first wicket.

The Australian opener was caught in the slips for the fourth time in the series with Guptill taking the catch after a thick outside edge.

He dismissed Ricky Ponting for 16 runs and took out Michael Clarke (0) and Michael Hussey (0) with consecutive deliveries to stun the Australians after they were cruising to their target total of 240 runs.

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