Australian cricket team in New Zealand in 2015–16

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Australian cricket team in New Zealand in 2015–16
  Flag of New Zealand.svg Flag of Australia.svg
  New Zealand Australia
Dates 3 February 2016 – 24 February 2016
Captains Brendon McCullum Steve Smith
Test series
Result Australia won the 2-match series 2–0
Most runs Brendon McCullum (180) Adam Voges (309)
Most wickets Neil Wagner (7) Nathan Lyon (10)
One Day International series
Results New Zealand won the 3-match series 2–1
Most runs Martin Guptill (180) David Warner (126)
Most wickets Matt Henry (8) Mitchell Marsh (7)
Josh Hazlewood (7)

The Australian cricket team toured New Zealand from 3 to 24 February 2016. Originally the tour was going to consist of three Test matches.[1] In June 2015, New Zealand Cricket were in talks with Cricket Australia to have a tour consisting of two Tests and three One Day Internationals (ODIs).[1] In August 2015, the fixtures were announced which contained the reduction of Tests from three to two and the addition of the three ODIs.[2]

In December 2015 New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum announced that he would be retiring from all forms of international cricket at the conclusion of the series.[3] New Zealand won the ODI series 2–1 to win the Chappell–Hadlee Trophy. McCullum finished his ODI career with the best win-loss ratio of any New Zealander who has captained in ten or more matches.[4] In his final match, McCullum broke the record for the fastest century scored in Test cricket.[5] Australia won the Test series 2–0, to claim the Trans-Tasman Trophy and regain the number one position in the ICC Test Championship.[6]

Adam Voges, who hit the winning runs, finished the Test series with a batting average of 95.50.[7]

Squads[edit]

Tests ODIs
 New Zealand[8]  Australia[9]  New Zealand[10]  Australia[11]

James Faulkner was ruled out of Australia's squad after suffering a hamstring injury in the first ODI. He was replaced by Marcus Stoinis.[13] Kane Richardson was ruled out of the last two ODIs due to a back injury. He was replaced in the squad by Joel Paris.[14] Mark Craig replaced Mitchell Santner after Santer was ruled out due to bone bruise in his left foot.[12] Peter Siddle missed the second Test due to a back injury sustained in the first Test.[15]

ODI series[edit]

1st ODI[edit]

3 February
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
New Zealand 
307/8 (50 overs)
v
 Australia
148 (24.2 overs)
Martin Guptill 90 (76)
Mitchell Marsh 2/35 (7 overs)
Matthew Wade 37 (38)
Trent Boult 3/38 (7 overs)
New Zealand won by 159 runs
Eden Park, Auckland
Umpires: Ian Gould (Eng) and Derek Walker (NZ)
Player of the match: Martin Guptill (NZ)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field.
  • This was New Zealand's second biggest win against Australia in an ODI match by number of runs.[16]
  • This was the fewest overs that Australia have been bowled out in an ODI match.[17]

2nd ODI[edit]

6 February
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
New Zealand 
281/9 (50 overs)
v
 Australia
283/6 (46.3 overs)
Kane Williamson 60 (74)
Josh Hazlewood 3/61 (10 overs)
David Warner 98 (79)
Mitchell Santner 3/47 (10 overs)
Australia won by 4 wickets
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZ) and Sundaram Ravi (Ind)
Player of the match: Mitchell Marsh (Aus)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Adam Zampa (Aus) made his ODI debut.
  • This was Australia's highest successful run chase in an ODI in New Zealand.[18]
  • Umpire Billy Bowden stood in his 200th ODI match.[19]

3rd ODI[edit]

8 February
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
New Zealand 
246 (45.3 overs)
v
 Australia
191 (43.4 overs)
Martin Guptil 59 (61)
Mitchell Marsh 3/34 (6 overs)
Usman Khawaja 44 (36)
Matt Henry 3/60 (10 overs)
New Zealand won by 55 runs
Seddon Park, Hamilton
Umpires: Ian Gould (Eng) and Derek Walker (NZ)
Player of the match: Ish Sodhi (NZ)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field.
  • Brendon McCullum (NZ) played his final ODI game.[20]
  • Brendon McCullum hit three sixes in this match, bringing his career total to 200 sixes in 228 innings.[4]

Test series[edit]

1st Test[edit]

12–16 February
Scorecard
v
183 (48 overs)
Mark Craig 41* (57)
Josh Hazlewood 4/42 (14 overs)
562 (154.2 overs)
Adam Voges 239 (364)
Corey Anderson 2/79 (18 overs)
327 (104.3 overs)
Tom Latham 63 (164)
Nathan Lyon 4/91 (31 overs)
Australia won by an innings and 52 runs
Basin Reserve, Wellington
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Richard Kettleborough (Eng)
Player of the match: Adam Voges (Aus)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field.
  • Henry Nicholls (NZ) made his Test debut.
  • Brendon McCullum (NZ) became the first player in Test cricket to play 100 consecutive Tests since his debut.[21]
  • Adam Voges (Aus) broke the record for the most Test runs (614) between dismissals.[22]

2nd Test[edit]

20–24 February
Scorecard
v
370 (65.4 overs)
Brendon McCullum 145 (79)
Nathan Lyon 3/61 (10 overs)
505 (153.1 overs)
Joe Burns 170 (321)
Neil Wagner 6/106 (32.1 overs)
335 (111.1 overs)
Kane Williamson 97 (210)
Jackson Bird 5/59 (17.1 overs)
201/3 (54 overs)
Joe Burns 65 (162)
Tim Southee 1/30 (7 overs)
Australia won by 7 wickets
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (Eng) and Ranmore Martinesz (SL)
Player of the match: Joe Burns (Aus)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field.
  • Brendon McCullum (NZ) played in his final Test match.
  • McCullum scored the highest Test score by a New Zealander in their last Test match.[23]
  • McCullum broke the record for the most sixes hit in Test matches (107).[24]
  • McCullum also scored the fastest Test century (54 balls).[5]
  • The 179-run partnership at a run rate of 9.76 between McCullum and Corey Anderson is the highest 5th wicket partnership for New Zealand against Australia and the second fastest Test partnership of 100 or more.[25]
  • The 289-run partnership between Steve Smith and Joe Burns is the highest 3rd wicket partnership for Australia against New Zealand.[26]
  • 17 catches were taken by fielders in the first two innings of the match, the most in Test history.[27]
  • Joe Burns scored the highest score by an Australian opener in New Zealand.[28]
  • Kane Williamson became youngest (age of 25 years, 199 days) and quickest (89 innings) New Zealander to reach 4000 Test runs.[29]
  • Jackson Bird (Aus) took his maiden 5 wicket haul in Tests.[29]

References[edit]

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  17. ^ "Australia's shortest all-out ODI innings". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  18. ^ "Australia's highest successful chase in New Zealand". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
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  26. ^ "Partnership records". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  27. ^ "Fielding records". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
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  29. ^ a b "Bird's best, and Williamson stuck in the nineties". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 23 February 2016.

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