Blow to Black Caps a ack

The Citizen (KZN) - - Sport - Perth

– New Zealand quick Lockie Fer­gu­son has been ruled out of the re­main­ing two Tests against Aus­tralia, but the em­bat­tled tourists are con­fi­dent spear­head Trent Boult will be fit to pro­vide a spark in the Box­ing Day Test.

The hap­less Black Caps strug­gled against an in-form Aus­tralia in the first Test at Perth Sta­dium and were blown away by 296 runs.

New Zealand have won only one Test in Aus­tralia since their sole se­ries tri­umph across the Tas­man Sea in 1985/86 and their prospects of win­ning a sec­ond nose-dived when debu­tant Fer­gu­son suf­fered a calf strain on day one and he was un­able to bowl. –

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