Blackcaps v Australia: Tail frustrates NZ bowling attack on second morning at Wellington's Basin Reserve

The Blackcaps have finally dismissed Australia for 383 runs in the first innings of the first test at Wellington's Basin Reserve.

NZ seamer Matt Henry took his second test five-wicket bag, snaring the final wicket of No.11 batter Josh Hazlewood, after the tailender combined with centurion Cameron Green in a final-wicket stand of 116 runs to frustrate the home side on the second morning.

New Zealand had their rivals teetering at 279/9 overnight, but struggled to break the partnership, until shortly before lunch, when Henry coaxed Hazlewood into a false shot, lofting the ball to Raching Ravindra at midoff.

Australia reached 332/9 at drinks, with Green attaining 150 - his highest test score - soon after. He was eventually left unbeaten on 174, including 23 fours and five sixes.

The trans-Tasman rivals finished the opening day on even terms, with Green the only batter to build on his start and Henry the best of the NZ bowlers with 4/43 overnight.

Green and Hazlewood wrestled that initiative towards the Aussies with their stubborn rearguard resistance.

Australia 383 (Green 174no, Marsh 40, Khawaja 33; Henry 5/70) at lunch on day two

More to come