Fiery Johnson pegs back New Zealand

Fiery Johnson pegs back New Zealand

Mitchell Johnson

Australia were bundled out for 231 in their first innings while New Zealand finished their first essay on 264, 33 runs ahead of the visiting side.

Australia, who enjoyed a 300-run lead at the end of day three, declared their second essay at 511 for eight and had New Zealand on the backfoot at 185 for five, 294 runs behind with one day left in the Test. No one in New Zealand’s batting line-up managed to score more than 30 runs in an innings dominated by Mitchell Johnson, who ended up with three wickets.

Martin Guptill (29 batting) and Brendon McCullum (19 batting) remained unbeaten at stumps, but are the last line of defence before New Zealand's bowlers will be forced to take the crease.

Johnson was the pick of the Australian bowlers with figures of three for 39 while Michael Clarke and Nathan Hauritz managed to pick up a wicket each.

Score Board
AUSTRALIA (I Innings): 231 all out
NEW ZEALAND (I Innings): 264 all out
AUSTRALIA (II Innings, O/n: 333/4 in 114 overs):

Watson c Watling b Southee    65
Katich c McCullum b Arnel    106
Ponting c Watling b Southee    6
Hussey c McCullum b Arnel    67
Clarke lbw Arnel    63
North c McCullum b Vettori    90
Haddin b Patel    48
Johnson c Patel b Vettori    0
Hauritz (not out)    41
Harris (not out)    18

Extras (B-2, LB-1, NB-4)    7     
Total (for 8 wkts decl, 153 overs)    511

Fall of wickets: 1-85, 2-91, 3-246, 4-247, 5-389, 6-443, 7-443, 8-453.
Bowling: Martin 14-1-60-0, Southee 23-4-89-2, Arnel 26-6-77-3, Vettori 48-10-140-2, Patel 39-8-141-1, Sinclair 3-2-1-0.

NEW ZEALAND (II Innings):
Watling c Haddin b Johnson    24
McIntosh b Johnson    19
Sinclair lbw Clarke    29
Taylor c Haddin b Johnson    22
Guptill (batting)    29
Vettori lbw Hauritz    22
McCullum (batting)    19
Extras (B-12, LB-9)    21     
Total (for 5 wkts, 62 overs)    185
Fall of wickets: 1-40, 2-53, 3-107, 4-119, 5-152.
Bowling: Bollinger 10-2-30-0, Harris 10-2-30-0, Watson 6-2-18-0, Johnson 11-2-39-3, Clarke 13-3-25-1, Hauritz 10-2-22-1, North 2-2-0-0.

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