Twitter reactions: New Zealand sniff famous win after Day 3 heroics against Australia in the Christchurch Test

The third day of the second Test between New Zealand and Australia at Hagley Oval in Christchurch witnessed a remarkable performance by the home team, putting them in a commanding position for a rare Test win over Australia.

New Zealand’s bowling brilliance

New Zealand’s bowlers, led by Matt Henry, showcased their prowess by rattling the Australian top order. Henry, continuing his impressive form from the first innings, claimed crucial wickets, including that of Steve Smith, to put Australia on the back foot.

Debutant Ben Sears made an immediate impact, grabbing a wicket in his second over and providing crucial breakthroughs for New Zealand. His dismissal of Marnus Labuschagne further dented Australia’s hopes of a successful chase.

Travis Head and Mitchell Marsh provide resistance

Travis Head and Mitchell Marsh displayed resilience in the face of New Zealand’s bowling onslaught, stitching together a crucial partnership to steady the Australian innings. Their unbeaten stand of 43 runs offered a glimmer of hope for Australia amidst the collapse.

New Zealand’s batting brilliance

Earlier in the day, New Zealand’s batsmen put on a splendid display, with Rachin Ravindra (82) and Daryl Mitchell (58) leading the charge. Their century partnership bolstered New Zealand’s lead, setting up a daunting target for Australia.

Scott Kuggeleijn‘s brisk innings towards the end added valuable runs to New Zealand’s total, further strengthening their grip on the match.

Historic opportunity beckons for New Zealand

With New Zealand on the brink of a historic victory, the Black Caps have a golden opportunity to end their 31-year test drought against Australia at home. A memorable win beckons for the home team if they can maintain their dominance on the final day of the Test match.

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