Aussies end historic day ahead of Kiwis

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Australia seamer Peter Siddle took his 200th wicket in Test wicket as Australia took the early advantage on the opening day on the first ever day-night Test match against New Zealand in Adelaide, dismissing the Kiwis for 202 in the first innings.

The 31 year-old Siddle, who was playing in his 58th Test, recorded figures of two for 54 from 17 overs and became the 15th Aussie player to reach the 200-wicket landmark.

The hosts were on 54 for two at close as they negotiated a tricky 22 overs under the lights with the pink ball swinging considerably for the Black Caps' seamers Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Doug Bracewell.

Aussie skipper Steve Smith (24*) and Adam Voges (7*) will resume for the home side as they look to take advantage of the their bowlers' good work in the afternoon session.

All the frontline Australian bowlers enjoyed success with left-arm quick Mitchell Starc recording figures of three for
24 from nine overs, while Josh Hazlewood also claimed three Kiwi scalps.

Only opening batsman Tom Latham, who scored 50, put up any resistance from the visitors as they succumbed meakly to the Aussie bowling attack.

Allrounder Mitchell Santner, who is making his debut in the longest format of the game for the Black Caps, struck 31 as the Kiwis struggled with the pink ball.

 

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