Australia vs New Zealand, 2nd Test Day 1 at MCG Highlights: As it happened

Australia vs New Zealand: Catch scorecard and highlights of the second Test encounter between Australia and New Zealand in Melbourne.
Australia vs New Zealand, 2nd Test Day 1 at MCG Highlights: As it happened(cricket.com.au/ Twitter)
Australia vs New Zealand, 2nd Test Day 1 at MCG Highlights: As it happened(cricket.com.au/ Twitter)
Updated on Dec 26, 2019 12:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

As it happened: Master batsman Steve Smith ground out an unbeaten 77 as he zeroes in on yet another century, putting Australia in the driving seat after the opening day of the second Test against New Zealand. In the Black Caps’ first Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground since 1987, skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bowl, and it looked to be a good decision with Joe Burns out first ball and David Warner just before lunch.Steve Smith and Travis Head are still unbeaten at the individual scores of 77 and 25, respectively. With this innings, Smith surpassed Greg Chappell to become the tenth highest scorer for Australia in the longest format of the game.

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