Cricket: Kiwis in a spin: Warne enters Test record books

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Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .544-6 dec

New Zealand . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161 and 127-5

AUSTRALIA were on the verge of an innings victory after their spinners, Tim May and Shane Warne, decimated New Zealand on the third day of the second Test yesterday at Hobart's Bellerive Oval.

Following on, New Zealand plunged to 127 for 5 in their second innings, still needing 256 runs to make the home side bat again. The off-spinner May took six wickets, while Warne's leg breaks accounted for five more. Resuming on 81 for 2 in reply to Australia's massive 544 for 6 declared, the Kiwis collapsed to 161 all out in their first innings.

Warne's five wickets makes him the most successful spin bowler in Test cricket in a single calendar year with 59.

AUSTRALIA - First Innings 544 for 6 dec (M J Slater 168, M E Waugh 111, D C Boon 106, A R Border 60no).

NEW ZEALAND - First Innings

(Overnight: 81 for 2)

M J Greatbatch c May b McDermott . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

B A Pocock lbw b M Waugh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

A H Jones c Healy b May . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

* K R Rutherford c Taylor b May . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

D N Patel c Taylor b Warne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

C Z Harris c M. Waugh b May . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0

] T E Blain c Warne b May . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

M L Su'a c Taylor b Warne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

D K Morrison c M Waugh b May . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0

S B Doull lbw b Warne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0

R P De Groen not out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0

Extras (b2 lb1 nb9) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161

Fall: 1-15 2-47 3-84 4-105 5-107 6-117 7-137 8-138 9-139.

Bowling: McDermott 15-3-29-1 (nb5); Reiffel 5-1-13-0 (nb1); M E Waugh 9-4-7-1;

S R Waugh 4-1-8-0 (nb1); May 31.3-10-65-5 (nb2); Warne 18-5-36-3.

Second Innings

M J Greatbatch c M E Waugh b McDermott . . . . . . . .0

B A Pocock st Healy b Warne . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

A H Jones c Border b M E Waugh . . . . . . . . . . . 18

* K R Rutherford b Warne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

D N Patel lbw b May . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

C Z Harris not out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

] T E Blain not out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Extras (nb 6 lb 4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Total (for 5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

Fall: 1-1 2-29 3-84 4-103 5-111.

Bowling: McDermott 9-4-28-1 (nb1); Reiffel 12-1-28-0 (nb4); M E Waugh 4-0-8-1; T May 16-8-31-1 (nb1); Warne 16-6-28-2.

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