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New Zealand v Australia 1st Test, Wellington: Match facts, Team rankings, Head to Head record

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Australia vs New Zealand 1st Test Wellington
Brendon McCullum would be playing the last Test series of his career 

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Factbox for the first Test between New Zealand and Australia which starts in Wellington on Friday.

Match Facts

Date: Feb 12-16 (day match, 2130 GMT start)

Venue: Basin Reserve (capacity 13,000)

Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (England), Richard Illingworth (England)

Third Umpire: Ranmore Martinesz (Sri Lanka)

Match Referee: Chris Broad (England)

New Zealand

Test ranking: 6

Captain: Brendon McCullum

Coach: Mike Hesson

Highest ranked batsman: Kane Williamson (3)

Highest ranked bowler: Trent Boult (7)

New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (captain), Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, Corey Anderson, BJ Watling, Mark Craig, Doug Bracewell, Tim Southee, Trent Boult


Test ranking: 2

Captain: Steve Smith

Coach: Darren Lehmann

Highest ranked batsman: Smith (1)

Highest ranked bowler: Josh Hazlewood (8)

Australia: Steve Smith (captain), Joe Burns, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Adam Voges, Mitchell Marsh, Peter Nevill, Peter Siddle, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Jackson Bird.


Test matches played: 55

New Zealand won: 8

Australia won: 29

Drawn: 18

Previous Tests between the two at Wellington

1946: Australia won by innings & 103 runs

1974: Match drawn

1982: Match drawn

1986: Match drawn

1990: New Zealand won by nine wickets

1993: Match drawn

2000: Australia won by six wickets

2005: Match drawn

2010: Australia won by 10 wickets

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