ADELAIDE, Nov 27: The opening day of the first day-night cricket Test was as lively as organizers could have wished for with the pink ball swinging under lights and the crowd swelling to 47,441 as Australia struggled to stumps at 54-2 after bowling New Zealand out for 202 today.
Skipper Steve Smith (24) and Adam Voges (9) were unbeaten after David Warner (1) was dismissed in the fourth over, and Joe Burns (14) was out in the 14th of the 22 overs Australia had to navigate.
New Zealand started positively after Brendon McCullum won the toss in the historic match at the Adelaide Oval, reaching 80-2 in the first session and Tom Latham posting a half century after play started at 2 pm local time. But Australia took five wickets in the second session and finished off New Zealand within nine overs after the first dinner interval in Test cricket.
Starc returned 3-24 before leaving the field with an ankle injury and heading to a hospital for scans, leaving Australia team masseur Grant Baldwin to fill in as a substitute fielder.
It was the only setback in the middle session for the Australians, who took five wickets � including three for four runs within 11 balls, all caught behind by Peter Nevill � to remove Latham (50), Ross Taylor (21), McCullum (4), Mitch Santner, who scored 31 from 46 balls in his first Test innings, and Mark Craig (11).
Hazlewood (3-66) took the first wicket with the pink ball in a Test match when he trapped Martin Guptill lbw in the fourth over, and returned to take the first Test wicket in a night session when he removed BJ Watling (29) in the third over after the dinner interval.
Both wickets in the first session went to lbw decisions, with Hazlewood trapping Guptill (1) in front with the total at 7, and Starc hitting Kane Williamson (22) on the foot with an in-swinging yorker to end a 52-run second-wicket stand after Nathan Lyon (2-42) and Peter Siddle (2-54) dried up the run-rate in the second hour.
New Zealand 1st innings: Martin Guptill lbw b Hazlewood 1, Tom Latham c Nevill b Lyon 50, Kane Williamson lbw b Starc 22, Ross Taylor c Nevill b Siddle 21, Brendon McCullum c Nevill b Starc 4, Mitchell Santner b Starc 31, BJ Watling c Smith b Hazlewood 29, Mark Craig b Lyon 11, Doug Bracewell c Burns b Siddle 11, Tim Southee c Warner b Hazlewood 16, Trent Boult not out 2. Extras: (1lb, 2w, 1nb) 4. Total: (all out in 65.2 overs) 202. Fall of wickets: 1-7, 2-59, 3-94, 4-98, 5-98, 6-142, 7-164, 8-184, 9-194, 10-202. Bowling: Mitchell Starc 9-3-24-3, Josh Hazlewood 17.2-2-66-3, Peter Siddle 17-5-54-2, Nathan Lyon 15-1-42-2, Mitch Marsh 5-1-12-0, Steve Smith 2-0-3-0.
Australia 1st innings: David Warner c Southee b Boult 1, Joe Burns b Bracewell 14, Steve Smith not out 24, Adam Voges not out 9. Extras: (4b, 1lb, 1w) 6. Total: (for 2 wickets in 22 overs) 54. Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-34, Bowling: TG Southee 7-0-16-0, TA Boult 6-2-15-1, DAJ Bracewell 5-2-6-1, MJ Santner 4-0-12-0. � AP