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New Zealand vs Australia: Glenn Phillips takes maiden Test five

New Zealand vs Australia:

New Zealand vs Australia:

New Zealand vs Australia: Glenn Phillips played his fifth Test against the Black Caps on Day 3 in Wellington. Glenn Phillips took 5-45 as New Zealand bowled out Australia for 164 in their second innings. Chasing their highest total of 369 to win, the Black Caps won 111–3 on the third day of the first Test, with Richan Ravindra 56 not out.

New Zealand ended the third day of the first Test against Australia on 111-3, chasing 369 runs to win, keeping alive their hopes of winning the series opener.

Glenn Phillips (5-45) took the first Test with five wickets and Matt Henry took 3-36 to bowl Australia out for 164 in their second innings, giving the Black Caps a chance to recover.

Scorecard: New Zealand v Australia, 1st Test

As New Zealand chased their record runs in Tests, the hosts lost Tom Latham (8) and Kane Williamson (9) cheaply to Lyon, before part-time spinner Will Young scored 15. 3.

New Zealand’s most successful fourth innings chase of 324 in their history – against Pakistan in Christchurch in 1994. His current target of 369 would not only eclipse him but also represent the 10th highest chase in Test history.

Phillips told reporters after the day’s play: “I definitely think we have time to be able to finish it.

“I think we have to deal with the conditions there. Obviously there’s a bit of a twist, so it’s how we deal with Lyon. Their big pacers, the way they hit the ball. It will be a challenge to play.”

Meanwhile, Australia are confident of taking a 1-0 series lead in the second and final Test in Christchurch.

“Where credit is due, [Rachin] played very well,” Lyon said. “But I know if we can come out here and just do our job, and put pressure and challenge their defense for long periods of time, hopefully we’ll break them down.”

Neil Wagner: The New Zealand bowler retired from international

Neil Wagner was not selected in New Zealand’s XI for the first Test against Australia, starting on Thursday, and will be left out of the squad ahead of the second and final match in Christchurch. The 37-year-old has taken 264 wickets in 64 Tests.

Neil Wagner will call time on his New Zealand career at the end of the Test series against Australia – although the left-arm seamer is unlikely to feature.

The 37-year-old was not selected in New Zealand’s XI for the first Test against Australia starting on Thursday and will be left out of the squad ahead of the second and final match in Christchurch.

Wagner took 264 wickets at 27.57 in 64 Tests and sealed a famous one-run victory for the Kiwis by dismissing last man James Anderson against England in Wellington 12 months ago.

“It’s been an emotional week,” said Wagner, who was part of the Black Caps side that won the inaugural World Test Championship.

“It’s not easy to walk away from something you’ve given so much to and gained so much from, but it’s time for others to step up and take this team forward.

“I’m looking forward to one last week in camp and will do everything I can to prepare and help the boys.”

New Zealand coach Gary Stead said: “Neil’s numbers are phenomenal but I don’t think we can discount his contribution to the team when the chips are down and he finds a way to take wickets.

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