16 Dec 2019

Cricket: Black Caps thumped by Australia in Perth test

From Checkpoint, 6:23 pm on 16 December 2019

The Black Caps cricketers have been left with plenty to ponder after a big defeat to Australia in the first Test in Perth.

The Australians wrapped up a thumping 296-run win in the day-night match, giving them a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

New Zealand now head to Melbourne needing to turn things around and win the Boxing Day Test to keep their chances of winning the series alive.

Sports reporter Clay Wilson spoke with former New Zealand captain and opening batsman Ken Rutherford to get his reaction to the Black Caps performance in Perth.