First Test day one LIVE: Australia aim to keep stranglehold on Trans-Tasman Trophy

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First Test day one LIVE: Australia aim to keep stranglehold on Trans-Tasman Trophy


Wellington: When the first batter is dismissed at Basin Reserve on Thursday, viewers will see a graphic that not only says “wicket” but also “wikiti”, the Maori translation of the term.

Read the full story here: https://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/wikiti-why-you-ll-see-m-ori-language-during-test-series-20240228-p5f8fa.html

Wellington: Pat Cummins’ Test leadership tandem with coach Andrew McDonald may have entered its final 24 months, as New Zealand’s hard transition move on Neil Wagner raised whether Australia will soon need to do the same.

Read the full story here: https://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/new-zealand-ace-conway-ruled-out-of-first-test-against-australia-20240228-p5f8e7.html

Captains Pat Cummins and Tim Southee with the Trans Tasman TrophyCredit: Getty

Hello and welcome to the first Test between Australia and New Zealand in Wellington. I’m Malcolm Conn. This two-Test series has a lot on the line for both teams. New Zealand has beaten Australia just once in the past 31 Tests while Australia have won just one of their past four series after Shamar Joseph bowled the West Indies to a spectacular eight-run victory in Brisbane last month. Australia have named an unchanged team, with the same attack now into their sixth straight Test this summer, while New Zealand have been forced to rule out opening batsman Devon Conway with a thumb injury suffered during the recent Twenty20 series.

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