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Langer torches NZ under Adelaide sun

26/11/2004 06:59:03 PM Comments (0)

Justin Langer and the Adelaide heat burnt New Zealand on a lop-sided opening day of the second trans-Tasman cricket Test.

Langer scored his 20th Test century in a chanceless two-paced knock to spearhead Australia to 3-327 at stumps at the Adelaide Oval.

The West Australian will resume on 144 and home-town hero Darren Lehmann 28 as Australia aims to amass a 500-plus total.

Langer shared in two century stands with Matthew Hayden who made 70 and skipper Ricky Ponting who made 68 as the world champions dominated from the first ball of the day.

Off-spinner Paul Wiseman finished with the best figures of 2-56 from 14 overs while Daniel Vettori picked up the other scalp.

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