First, Test, Gabba, Australia, New Zealand
December 4, 2011 by staff
First, Test, Gabba, Australia, New Zealand, Debutant seamer James Pattinson’s five-wicket haul sent Australia on the way to a nine-wicket win against New Zealand in the first Test at the Gabba.
Pattinson, the brother of former England seamer Darren, took 5-27, including a triple-wicket maiden that reduced the tourists to 28-5.
Dean Brownlie (43) dragged the Black Caps to 150 all out, setting Australia only 19 to win with a day to spare.
They lost Phil Hughes, but took a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
By making his debut in Brisbane, Pattinson ensured he and his brother became only the second set of siblings to have played Test cricket for two different countries.
Darren, who played once for England in 2008, was born in Grimsby but moved to Australia at the age of six, while James was born and raised in Victoria.
New Zealand, facing a first-innings deficit of 132, were 10-1 overnight, but were as good as out of the contest when Pattinson removed Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson and captain Ross Taylor in the second over of the day.
Guptill fended a rising delivery to short leg, Williamson edged an outsger to second slip and captain Taylor nicked to wicketkeeper Brad Haddin from his first ball.
After Pattinson had nightwtchman Doug Bracewell caught behind, Brownlie and Jesse Ryder (36) helped ensure that Australia had to bat again before off-spinner Nathan Lyon (3-19) played his part in mopping up the tail.
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