New Zealand routs Australia by 159 runs

BY foxsports • February 3, 2016

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) Trent Boult and Matt Henry shared six wickets to destroy Australia's top order and steer New Zealand to a 159-run win on Wednesday, taking a measure of revenge for defeat by its trans-Tasman rival in last year's World Cup final.

In the opening game of the Chappell-Hadlee series, and the teams' first meeting since the World Cup, New Zealand scored 307-8 after being sent in to bat, and Australia was never in the contest after slumping to 41-6 before being bowled out for 148 in 24.2 overs.

Martin Guptill set up New Zealand's inning with 90, sharing in a rapid 79-run opening partnership with Brendon McCullum, who was playing his last game at Eden Park.