The second Test was held at Hagley Oval in Christchurch from February 20 to 24, 2016, and Australia won by 7 wickets (NZ 370 and 335; Aus 505 and 201/3). Australia won the first Test (d/n) at Perth Stadium by 296 runs (Aus 416 and 217/9d; NZ 166 and 171). This is their first series win on New Zealand soil since 2001 - their only other series victory was also in 2001. It was also their first away series win against New Zealand since 1999.
Australia last played a full Test match in New Zealand in 1996-97. The two countries have met twice before that for Test matches - in 1877-78 and 1881-82. Those were both one-off matches and Australia has won both of them comfortably. The 1877-78 Test was played in Melbourne and it's there where our story begins...
In 1877, Australia traveled to New Zealand for the first time ever to play four one-day matches and one three-day match against New South Wales. The Australians won all five matches easily, including the three-day game which they won by an innings and 36 runs. This is now known as the First Australian Imperial Cricket Team and it consisted of 12 players who were selected by John Maclean, the manager of sports for the Victorian government. They played several friendly matches during their stay in Victoria before heading over to New Zealand where they played two one-day matches and one three-day match against the New South Wales team.
The first two Tests were won by Australia in Melbourne (343 and 351/7d; India 196 and 161) and Sydney (463 and 401/7d; India 532 and 210). The Sydney Test concludes with the match's second-to-last over. Charles Bannerman makes a century on his debut, while Donald Bradman scores 100 runs in each innings of the first Test.
These are the only two consecutive Test match victories Australia have ever achieved. They lost the next two matches to finish with a 2-2 record.
Australia opened their campaign with a victory at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. It was their first Test match win in Australia since 1899-1900. The scorecard is as follows: Australia 343/7d (Charles Bannerman 100*, John Maclean 3/101) lost to India 196/1 (Virender Sehwag 51*, Sachin Tendulkar 50*) by an innings and 63 runs.
India responded with a victory of their own at the Sydney Cricket Ground. It was their first Test match win in Australia since 1936-1937. The scorecard is as follows: Australia 463/7d (Donald Bradman 100*, Bill Woodfull 3/101) lost to India 532/9d (Shivnarine Chanderpaul 103*, Malcolm Marshall 5/101) by 104 runs.
This was New Zealand's first test victory on Australian territory since November 1985, when they defeated Australia in Perth. Hobart was just New Zealand's sixth victory in 52 tests between the two countries, and it was only the third time New Zealand had won in Australia. The other victories were in Auckland in March 1935 and February 1960.
Australia led the series 1-0-1 before the match started. It was also the first time the two nations had met in an overseas test series.
New Zealand beat Australia in the first test by 10 wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. This was back in January 1877. The tourists made heavy weather of it initially, losing Charles Bannerman (who was ill) and Joseph Stoutenburgh to illness, but they still managed to win the match after Edward Charlton scored 145 not out. This is the highest score by a non-Australian in an Australian test match.
Bannerman died in April 1877 after playing in this match as well as the first test he took part in. He was only 28 years old. Stoutenburgh recovered from his illness and played in the second test too, but he was dismissed for a duck in each innings. The tourists made it clear from the start that there would be no follow-up to Bannerman's brilliant debut performance and Mark Richardson finished with figures of 5/81 off 39 overs.
All Test matches in Adelaide (381 and 17/0; India 520), Melbourne (262 and 308; India 445 and 59/2) and Sydney (India 600/4d; Australia 396 and 119/6 f/o) ended in draws. Following a follow-on, Australia saved the final Test match. On September 22, just the second test in history was tied at Chepauk Stadium.
This is the only series where all five tests were drawn. The only other series to produce four draws is the 1971 Ashes series. That series was also the last time that both teams scored over 400 runs in a single Test match. India's Ravi Shastri has said that this series has shown what good cricket looks like when there are no result-oriented games. "It's been a fantastic contest and I think both teams have shown what good cricket looks like when there are no result-oriented games," he said after the fifth and final Test match.
Test cricket has been played annually since 1877 with the exception of 1914 and 1915 when it was cancelled due to World War I.
In the 1993-94 season, the New Zealand national cricket team toured Australia and played three Test matches against Australia. The series was won by Australia 2-0, with one match drawn. New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat. Test debuts were made by GD McGrath (AUS) and BA Pocock (NZ). Australia won the toss and chose to bat first. They made 462/8 declared. Steve Waugh was named man of the series after scoring 524 runs at an average of 100.00, with a high score of 158. He also took 15 wickets during the series. Glenn McGrath took 10 wickets at an average of 20.90, while Martin Crowe took nine wickets at an average of 22.22.
This tour formed part of New Zealand's preparation for their upcoming World Cup campaign. It had been agreed that if Australia went ahead with their planned tour of India, then New Zealand would go instead. However, following the Indian government's decision to cancel the tour, New Zealand went ahead with their scheduled trip to Australia. This marked the beginning of a long association between the two countries' cricket teams. The 1994-95 season saw New Zealand play Australia in three Tests, with the series being won 2-1 by Australia.
In 1995-96, New Zealand played their first Test match against England at Christchurch. They won the match by an innings and 130 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
The 5-ODI series was won by Australia 4-1, and the 3-T20 series was won by India 3-0 during the Indian cricket team's trip of Australia in 2015-16. In 2015-16, the Australian cricket team won the two-match test series in New Zealand 2-0. The Australian cricket team visited Sri Lanka in 2016, and Sri Lanka won the three-match series 3-0.
However, unlike The Ashes, visits between both nations were not set throughout the time, with both countries often touring each other after more than 10-15 years. Australia had won 24 of the 50 Tests, India had won 8, 1 Test was tied, and the remaining 17 Tests were drawn.
The first test will be held at Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. Australia triumphed by an innings and 127 runs (India 135 and 206; Australia 468). India won the second Test in Kanpur by 119 runs (India 152 and 291; Australia 219 and 105). This is India's first Test win over Australia. The third Test was drawn in Bombay (India 289 and 226/5d; Australia 387/8d and 34/1).