31 Mar 2010

Johnson's ten wicket haul guides Australia to second test win over New Zealand

1:39 pm on 31 March 2010

The fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has claimed a ten wicket match haul to guide Australia to a 176 run win over New Zealand, in the second cricket test in Hamilton.

Needing 479 to win, New Zealand was bowled out for 302, just before lunch on the fifth and final day.

Johnson who was named player of the match, picked up 6 for 73 in New Zealand's second innings, to go with his four first innings wickets.

New Zealand started the day at 185 for five, but when Brendon McCullum went for 51 and Martin Guptill 58, any remote hope the Black Caps had of reaching the target or playing out for a draw disappeared.

Tim Southee clubbed 45 from 25 balls before being the last batsman out.

The result gives Australia a two nil series win.