AUSvsNZ: Australia whitewashes New Zealand, 3-0

January 6, 2020

CricketTest series

  • Nathan Lyon captured 5/50 and 10 match wickets to lead Australia to a crushing 279-run victory over New Zealand to sweep the three-Test series in Sydney on Monday.
  • Australia have been unbeatable this season, winning all five Tests at home – two against Pakistan and three against New Zealand – after retaining the Ashes by drawing the series 2-2 in England.
  • Australia declared their second innings at 217/2 with David Warner scoring an unbeaten century, leaving the Black Caps with a revised 416-run target in the fourth innings on a wearing Sydney Cricket Ground pitch.
  • The Test was played against the backdrop of one of Australia’s most devastating bushfire seasons with at least 24 people losing their lives in blazes raging across the country, including on the outskirts of Sydney.

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