Southee Hurt as Kiwis Struggle in Gabba Test

Published: 06th November 2015 11:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th November 2015 11:32 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

BISBANE: New Zealand claimed the prizedwicket of Australia skipper Steve Smith but lost pace spearhead Tim Southee to injury in a serious blow on the  second morning of the first Gabba Test today.    

At lunch, Usman Khawaja had advanced to 133 with Adam Voges on 50 in Australia's total of 482 for three.     

The Black Caps bowled better lines and their field placements returned to traditional settings early on the second day after Thursday's battering by Australia.     

They won an early reward with the scalp of the world's second-ranked batsman Smith for 48.     

Trent Boult, bowling much better than Thursday's innocuous efforts, removed Smith with a beautiful in-swinger which clipped the off-bail.     

Smith only added seven runs to his overnight score and the Black Caps celebrated a triumph of sorts after going to first day stumps at 389 for two.    

The disciplined Kiwis restricted the Australian scoringto just 39 runs in the first hour after Thursday's frenetic rate, but they added 54 more runs in the second hour.    

The tourists suffered a setback when Southee pulled upwith a back disc injury after delivering the last ball of his 24th over. He left the field with the team trainer.     

Southee had a scan overnight and his probable loss for atleast the remainder of Australia's first innings would have a  significant impact on Kiwi hopes of damage limitation.    

Voges scored an effortless third Test half-century nearing lunch, while Khawaja added 31 runs to his overnight  tally in steady going as the Gabba pitch quickened on the second morning.

Stay up to date on all the latest Cricket news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp