The moving ball has been a problem for the Aussie batsmen in the recent past

The moving ball has been a problem for the Aussie batsmen in the recent past.

In countries like England and South Africa, whenever the ball has swung or has nipped off the pitch, they have been found out.

But, in the first test against New Zealand in Wellington, they put on an improved show and batted very well on a green deck.

The critics would obviously say that they were lucky enough to be able to win the toss and insert New Zealand and it might have been a different scenario if they had batted first.

Yes, it might have been, that’s right, but, when the Aussies came in to bat in the first session of the second day, there was still a lot of green on the wicket and the ball was doing a little bit, maybe not as much as it was doing on the first morning, but, the bowlers definitely had something to work with.

The Australian top order, however, handled those conditions a lot better than how they had done handled it in England on their last Ashes tour.

In England, the Aussies were pretty loose and were trying to put bat on ball all the time and had almost forgot that there is a “Leave-Alone” shot as well in the Cricket text book.

But, in Wellington, there was enough patience shown by David Warner & his mates in the top order as they shouldered arms regularly against the new ball and bided their time.

They were always going to have the opportunity to reap the rewards later on when the surface eased out.

The second test in Christchurch will offer similar conditions again and the Kangaroos will have to show the same sort of application if they have to win the series.