New Zealand will want to square the series before heading into the 3rd match ©Getty Images
New Zealand will want to square the series before heading into the 3rd match ©Getty Images

Ater winning the first Test in a convincing manner Australia will now look to close the series up with  a victory in the second Test at Perth. Australia won the first Test at Brisbane by a mammoth margin of 208 runs against a under performing New Zealand. Australia skipper Steven Smith after winning the toss on day 1 posted a huge first inning score of 556 / 4 with David Warner hitting a blistering 163 with support from Joe Burns who made 71. Usman Khawaja also scored his first ever Test century making 174.New Zealand in their innings were bundled out for 317 with only major contribution coming from Kane Williamson(140). Having a lead of more than 200 the Australian openers did not show any respite and continued hitting the bowlers all over the park. Burns and Warner hit respective hundreds giving New Zealand 504 runs to win.  LIVE SCORECARD, Australia vs New Zealand, 2nd Test at Perth 

New Zealand were out bowled and could not come up with any plan Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Johnson. Again the only bright heading into 2nd Test match for New Zealand is Kane Williamson who looked anything but worried. Brendon McCullum did show his class and character trying to chase teh total before being dismissed wrongly by the umpire. With Perth being one of the fastest pitch in the world it will be match for the bowlers to win. Trent Boult will expect to return of form along with Tim Southee, who suffered any injury in the first Test. The 2nd Test match is expected to be a cracker of the game for the neutrals and a gripping affair for any cricket lover. Live Update: Australia vs New Zealand 2015, 2nd Test at Perth

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