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Australian cricket team in New Zealand in 2015–16

Australian cricket team in New Zealand in 2015–16
  New Zealand Australia
Dates 3 February 2016 – 24 February 2016
Captains Brendon McCullum Steve Smith
Test series
Result Australia won the 2-match series 2–0
Most runs Brendon McCullum (180) Adam Voges (309)
Most wickets Neil Wagner (7) Nathan Lyon (10)
One Day International series
Results New Zealand won the 3-match series 2–1
Most runs Martin Guptill (180) David Warner (126)
Most wickets Matt Henry (8) Mitchell Marsh (7)
Josh Hazlewood (7)

The Australian cricket team toured New Zealand from 3 to 24 February 2016. Originally the tour was going to consist of three Test matches.[1] In June 2015, New Zealand Cricket were in talks with Cricket Australia to have a tour consisting of two Tests and three One Day Internationals (ODIs).[1] In August 2015, the fixtures were announced which contained the reduction of Tests from three to two and the addition of the three ODIs.[2]

In December 2015 New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum announced that he would be retiring from all forms of international cricket at the conclusion of the series.[3] New Zealand won the ODI series 2–1 to retain the Chappell–Hadlee Trophy. McCullum finished his ODI career with the best win–loss ratio of any New Zealander who has captained in ten or more matches.[4] In his final match, McCullum broke the record for the fastest century scored in Test cricket.[5] Australia won the Test series 2–0, to retain the Trans-Tasman Trophy and regain the number one position in the ICC Test Championship.[6]

Adam Voges, who hit the winning runs, finished the Test series with a batting average of 95.50.[7]


Tests ODIs
 New Zealand[8]  Australia[9]  New Zealand[10]  Australia[11]

James Faulkner was ruled out of Australia's squad after suffering a hamstring injury in the first ODI. He was replaced by Marcus Stoinis.[13] Kane Richardson was ruled out of the last two ODIs due to a back injury. He was replaced in the squad by Joel Paris.[14] Mark Craig replaced Mitchell Santner after Santer was ruled out due to bone bruise in his left foot.[12] Peter Siddle missed the second Test due to a back injury sustained in the first Test.[15]

ODI series

1st ODI

3 February
14:00 (D/N)
New Zealand 
307/8 (50 overs)
148 (24.2 overs)
Martin Guptill 90 (76)
Mitchell Marsh 2/35 (7 overs)
Matthew Wade 37 (38)
Trent Boult 3/38 (7 overs)
New Zealand won by 159 runs
Eden Park, Auckland
Umpires: Ian Gould (Eng) and Derek Walker (NZ)
Player of the match: Martin Guptill (NZ)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field.
  • This was New Zealand's second biggest win against Australia in an ODI match by number of runs.[16]
  • This was the fewest overs that Australia have been bowled out in an ODI match.[17]

2nd ODI

6 February
14:00 (D/N)
New Zealand 
281/9 (50 overs)
283/6 (46.3 overs)
Kane Williamson 60 (74)
Josh Hazlewood 3/61 (10 overs)
David Warner 98 (79)
Mitchell Santner 3/47 (10 overs)
Australia won by 4 wickets
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZ) and Sundaram Ravi (Ind)
Player of the match: Mitchell Marsh (Aus)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Adam Zampa (Aus) made his ODI debut.
  • This was Australia's highest successful run chase in an ODI in New Zealand.[18]
  • Umpire Billy Bowden stood in his 200th ODI match.[19]

3rd ODI

8 February
14:00 (D/N)
New Zealand 
246 (45.3 overs)
191 (43.4 overs)
Martin Guptill 59 (61)
Mitchell Marsh 3/34 (6 overs)
Usman Khawaja 44 (36)
Matt Henry 3/60 (10 overs)
New Zealand won by 55 runs
Seddon Park, Hamilton
Umpires: Ian Gould (Eng) and Derek Walker (NZ)
Player of the match: Ish Sodhi (NZ)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field.
  • Brendon McCullum (NZ) played his final ODI game.[20]
  • Brendon McCullum hit three sixes in this match, bringing his career total to 200 sixes in 228 innings.[4]

Test series

1st Test

12–16 February
183 (48 overs)
Mark Craig 41* (57)
Josh Hazlewood 4/42 (14 overs)
562 (154.2 overs)
Adam Voges 239 (364)
Corey Anderson 2/79 (18 overs)
327 (104.3 overs)
Tom Latham 63 (164)
Nathan Lyon 4/91 (31 overs)
Australia won by an innings and 52 runs
Basin Reserve, Wellington
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Richard Kettleborough (Eng)
Player of the match: Adam Voges (Aus)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field.
  • Henry Nicholls (NZ) made his Test debut.
  • Brendon McCullum (NZ) played in his 100th Test, and became the first player in Test cricket to play 100 consecutive Tests since his debut.[21]
  • Adam Voges (Aus) broke the record for the most Test runs (614) between dismissals.[22]

2nd Test

20–24 February
370 (65.4 overs)
Brendon McCullum 145 (79)
Nathan Lyon 3/61 (10 overs)
505 (153.1 overs)
Joe Burns 170 (321)
Neil Wagner 6/106 (32.1 overs)
335 (111.1 overs)
Kane Williamson 97 (210)
Jackson Bird 5/59 (17.1 overs)
201/3 (54 overs)
Joe Burns 65 (162)
Tim Southee 1/30 (7 overs)
Australia won by 7 wickets
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (Eng) and Ranmore Martinesz (SL)
Player of the match: Joe Burns (Aus)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field.
  • Brendon McCullum (NZ) played in his final Test match.
  • McCullum scored the highest Test score by a New Zealander in their last Test match.[23]
  • McCullum broke the record for the most sixes hit in Test matches (107).[24]
  • McCullum also scored the fastest Test century (54 balls).[5]
  • The 179-run partnership at a run rate of 9.76 between McCullum and Corey Anderson is the highest 5th wicket partnership for New Zealand against Australia and the second fastest Test partnership of 100 or more.[25]
  • The 289-run partnership between Steve Smith and Joe Burns is the highest 3rd wicket partnership for Australia against New Zealand.[26]
  • 17 catches were taken by fielders in the first two innings of the match, the most in Test history.[27]
  • Joe Burns scored the highest score by an Australian opener in New Zealand.[28]
  • Kane Williamson became youngest (age of 25 years, 199 days) and quickest (89 innings) New Zealander to reach 4000 Test runs.[29]
  • Jackson Bird (Aus) took his maiden five-wicket haul in Tests.[29]


  1. ^ a b "NZC mulls scrapping Test for Chappell-Hadlee ODIs". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  2. ^ "ODI cricket returns to Basin Reserve". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Brendon McCullum to retire from internationals in February". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b "McCullum finishes with 200 ODI sixes". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  5. ^ a b "McCullum scores fastest hundred in Test history". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  6. ^ "'Dangerous' Australia climb to top of the world". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Australia player ratings for NZ series: Steve Smith, Adam Voges lead the way with top marks". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Henry Nicholls gets maiden Test call-up". ESPN CricInfo. 5 February 2016. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Bird, Sayers bolt into Test squad". Cricket Australia. 20 January 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  10. ^ "McCullum comes back for Australia ODIs". ESPN SPORTS MEDIA LTD. 30 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  11. ^ "Khawaja, Burns left out of ODI squad". ESPN CricInfo. 24 January 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  12. ^ a b c "Craig replaces injured Santner for Wellington Test". ESPN SPORTS MEDIA LTD. 9 February 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  13. ^ "Injured Faulkner out of New Zealand tour". ESPN CricInfo. 3 February 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  14. ^ "Back injury forces ODI squad change". Cricket Australia. 7 February 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  15. ^ "Siddle ruled out of Christchurch Test". ESPN CricInfo. 17 February 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  16. ^ "New Zealand crush Australia by 159 runs". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  17. ^ "Australia's shortest all-out ODI innings". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  18. ^ "Australia's highest successful chase in New Zealand". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  19. ^ "Warner, Marsh ace Australia's 282 chase". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  20. ^ "New Zealand defend 246 on McCullum's ODI farewell". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  21. ^ "A hundred in a row for McCullum". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  22. ^ "Voges surpasses Tendulkar". Foxsports. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  23. ^ "Test matches – Batting records –Last test Score". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  24. ^ "McCullum surpassed Gilchrist". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  25. ^ "Partnership records". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  26. ^ "Partnership records". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  27. ^ "Fielding records". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  28. ^ "Openers Batting records". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  29. ^ a b "Bird's best, and Williamson stuck in the nineties". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
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