Australia registered another series sweep this summer as New Zealand crumbled at the SCG in the third Test.
Chasing 416, New Zealand made 9-128 with Nathan Lyon taking another five-wicket haul and 10 for the match.
Matt Henry didn’t come out to bat due to his broken thumb.
New Zealand’s second last wicket, Todd Astle, fell to a stunning outfield catch from James Pattinson that former Australian cricketer Shane Warne described as “one of the best outfields catches you will ever see” while commentating for Fox Cricket.
Earlier, Marnus Labuschagne finished the series with 549 runs, taking his run tally for the summer to 896 – at an incredible average of 112.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Matt Henry will not bat due to his thumb injury, which means Australia have won by 279 runs!
— ICC (@ICC) January 6, 2020
10 wickets for Nathan Lyon!
— Doordarshan Sports (@ddsportschannel) January 6, 2020
10 – Only Bob Holland (10/174 in November 1985) has taken more wickets for @CricketAus in a men's Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground against New Zealand than Nathan Lyon's nine so far in this match. Outstanding. #AusvNZ pic.twitter.com/3sOq2EnvQY
— OptaJason (@OptaJason) January 6, 2020
👏 Nathan Lyon in gold!
🐐 First Test five wicket haul at the SCG for six years.
🏏 Some decent names above him – Stuart MacGill loved the SCG!
— ABC Grandstand (@abcgrandstand) January 6, 2020
Aussies too good in these conditions .. Enjoyed the series .. Now time for a Beer .. If you have thanks for watching @FoxCricket 👍
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 6, 2020
— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) January 6, 2020
Nathan Lyon has taken 24 wickets in this Australia Test summer at an average of 23.9. Across his career, he's never averaged lesser in a season and picked up more wickets in only one season (25 in 2018-19). #AUSvNZ pic.twitter.com/TVV9vLpElp
— The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) January 6, 2020
— Andrew McGlashan (@andymcg_cricket) January 6, 2020
Player of the Match and Player of the Series is Marnus Labuschagne
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 6, 2020