View Poll Results: Can New Zealander's start the tour with a win in Brisbane test ?

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Thread: Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane | Pattinson sets up nine-wicket win

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    Red face Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane | Pattinson sets up nine-wicket win

    New-look Australia remain favourites


    Match Start: 0000 GMT



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    First things first: Australia are still favourites in this Test and should win the series. But New Zealand have a sniff. They haven't won a Test in Australia in 26 years, back when Richard Hadlee was at his peak and Allan Border's Australians were struggling at the start of their rebuilding phase. New Zealand are far from their peak right now - they nearly lost to Zimbabwe a month ago and sit eighth on the Test rankings - but Australia are not far from their mid 1980s position. They are coming off a fine victory in Johannesburg less than a fortnight ago, but at least three of the men who played in that win are out of this Test, including the Man of the Match Pat Cummins.
    Australia will play at least three debutants at the Gabba. David Warner will open in the absence of Shane Watson; James Pattinson is expected to share the new ball with Peter Siddle; and either Mitchell Starc or Ben Cutting will come on at first change. The captain Michael Clarke even hinted that there was a chance all four fast men might play if the pitch looked as "green and juicy" on the morning of the match as it did two days before. That could mean a rest for the offspinner Nathan Lyon, who before this week had never even visited the Gabba, let alone played there. There is also a new coach, Mickey Arthur, who has spent barely a week in the job and is still finding his feet.
    Not that New Zealand are much more settled. This will be the second Test for the fast bowler Doug Bracewell and the batsman Dean Brownlie, while the wicketkeeper Reece Young is also in his first year of Test cricket. Like Australia, New Zealand have a new selection panel, installed by their director of cricket, John Buchanan, a man who coached four of the opposition players during his time in charge of Australia. Their bowling coach Damien Wright is also Australian, and the players will look for advice from him on working at the Gabba, which is expected to have extra bounce compared to Allan Border Field, where three of their batsmen scored centuries during the tour match.
    Yes, New Zealand have a chance, perhaps the best chance they've had in Australia for a decade, since Stephen Fleming led them to a 0-0 draw in 2001. But Ross Taylor's side is still learning how to win - they have won only four of their past 28 Tests - and they need everything to go right to upset the hosts.

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    Australia: WLDDW
    New Zealand: WDLLD


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    "The extra pace, bounce and movement the Gabba can generate will give our fast bowlers every chance of making a significant impression"
    Michael Clarke believes New Zealand will find it hard to score as freely as they did in the warm-up match at Allan Border Field

    "We're just building quietly. I feel we've gathered a little bit of confidence from that first trip to Zimbabwe, when we were together nearly a month, then coming here after some good performances in first-class cricket at home."
    New Zealand's coach, John Wright
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    haha....i dont know when this AUstralian fever gonna end.
    Thanks for sharing Feedi
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    i think kiwis can pull off a good performance nd may be able to win the game.

    oz's surely wont be at their best as they r mising some of their front line players

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    Quote Originally Posted by mirchi.foreever View Post
    haha....i dont know when this AUstralian fever gonna end.
    Thanks for sharing Feedi
    won't end soon bro, won't end soon hehe

    Quote Originally Posted by suhaeb11 View Post
    i think kiwis can pull off a good performance nd may be able to win the game.

    oz's surely wont be at their best as they r mising some of their front line players

    would be cool if your words come true
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    Match Pictures - Day 1





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    Match Pictures - Day 3





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    Australia 427 (Clarke 139, Haddin 80, Martin 3-89) and 1 for 19 beat New Zealand 295 (Vettori 96, Brownlie 77, Lyon 4-69) and 150 (Brownlie 42, Pattinson 5-27, Lyon 3-19) by nine wickets

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