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“Australian Pair Makes History with Record-Breaking Partnership”

Cameron Green and Josh Hazlewood made history on Friday by forming Australia’s highest 10th wicket partnership in Test cricket against New Zealand. Their remarkable partnership of 116 runs came during the morning session of the second day in Wellington, surpassing the previous record of 114 runs set by Jason Gillespie and Glenn McGrath in Brisbane back in 2004.

This partnership was only the sixth instance of Australia achieving a 100-run or more stand for the 10th wicket in Test cricket. Their collaboration played a crucial role in helping Australia, the reigning ICC World Test Championship winners, post a formidable total of 383 runs in their first innings, following a challenging start on the opening day at Basin Reserve.

Cameron Green’s unbeaten innings of 174 was instrumental in boosting Australia’s score. The young all-rounder showcased patience and determination throughout his innings, eventually reaching his second Test century in the final over of the day. On the following day, he displayed a more aggressive approach alongside Hazlewood. Together, they demonstrated sensible batting when required, with Green utilizing his power to punish any loose deliveries from the New Zealand bowlers.

This partnership also earned Green and Hazlewood the distinction of registering the fourth highest 10th wicket partnership by an Australian duo in Test cricket history. Green’s century marked only the second time he had reached triple figures for Australia in Test cricket, surpassing his previous best of 114 against India in Ahmedabad the previous year.

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