Australia continued their dominance in the red-ball cricket as they decimated New Zealand after thumping Pakistan. It would not be wrong to say that the fans kept searching for a contest throughout the three-game test series. However, hosts proved to be a far superior side than the Kiwis as they won all the games to clean sweep New Zealand.
Opening batsman David Warner added useful contributions in all the contests, but wasn’t able to go on to get that special three-figure mark in the first innings. However, the memories and his glorious batting record at Sydney inspired the aggressive cricketer to end the series on a high.
Stamping his authority yet again in the second innings, the 33-year old cricketer recorded his 24th Test century, allowing Australia to set a target of 416 runs for New Zealand. Warner stayed unbeaten while scoring 111 runs. Doing so, he smashed 9 fours to up the ante.
In the 13 innings batting at Sydney, Warner mustered a total of 732 runs, averaging 66.54. Moreover, Aussie bowlers also joined the party where, once again, off-spinner Nathan Lyon claimed a five wicket-haul to lead the bowling unit and helped Australia win the game.