New Zealand to chase record target of 468 in first test

New Zealand to chase record target of 468 in first test

New Zealand's Jeet Raval (R) celebrates catching Australia's Matthew Wade on day four of the first Test cricket match between Australia and New Zealand at the Perth Stadium. (AFP Photo)

New Zealand need a record 468 runs in their fourth innings to win the first test, after Australia declared at 217 for nine in the opening session on the fourth day.

Tireless quicks Tim Southee (5-69) and Neil Wagner (3-59) shared the spoils, as Australia lost eight wickets for 86 runs on a Perth Stadium pitch starting to play tricks.

Opener Joe Burns top-scored for Australia with 53, while Marnus Labuschagne made 50 ending his streak of three straight test centuries. 

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