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Australia v New Zealand Test series: Black Caps complain Basin Reserve green-top was not green enough

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New Zealand believe Australia’s in-form batsmen remain vulnerable in seam-friendly conditions and can be exposed next week in the second Test.

The Black Caps were unable to handle a Wellington green-top but their coach Mike Hesson says the pitch was not green enough.

A day after his team was hammered by an innings, Hesson could barely hide his disappointment with the Basin Reserve curator.

Australia avoided batting while the pitch was at its most treacherous but conditions were still helpful for bowlers when they started their first innings.

The Kiwis were bowled out in 48 overs while Australia lost three wickets in the remaining 40 overs of the first day before feasting once the pitch had flattened, making 562. It was the third time in four Trans Tasman Tests Australia have posted a first innings total in excess of 500.

However, Hesson believes his bowlers could have run through Australia’s batsmen had the pitch been greener for longer.

“I would have liked this to have been much greener than it was. It only seamed for two hours and that meant that both sides weren’t able to be exposed in those conditions,” Hesson said.

“It’s a bit different when it seams for two hours, it makes the toss a little bit more important.

“I think if you’re good enough to make the most of it you can be exposed.

“Ideally you’d like both sides to have a bit of a crack at it when it does seam.

“You look at the wickets we lost in the first session they were all from good length deliveries and they were able to get the ball off the straight and expose some of our techniques.

“That’s something we’d like to think if we were in a similar situation we’d be able to do something similar.”

The Black Caps’ problem, however, is their quicks lacked bite. Trent Boult and Tim Southee were able to destroy teams in last year’s World Cup but have not been near those lofty standards in four Tests against Australia this summer.

“We haven’t been able to expose them on those surfaces because we haven’t moved the ball,” Hesson said.

“Even this Test match we weren’t able to move the ball off the straight whether that be in the air or off the wicket and that’s something we’re going to have to work on in the coming days.”

Hesson was also bemused Australia were able to extract reverse swing, a feature not commonly seen on these shores.

“To be fair in New Zealand you don’t get a lot of reverse swing 18 overs into a game on day three,” Hesson said.

“It’s something we face a heck of a lot more on the subcontinent than something we do here.”

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