Southee targets more wickets at Hagley hunting ground

The Hagley wicket is renowned for its pace and bounce and head groundsman Rupert Bool and his team pride themselves on creating a good, fair cricket wicket that offers something for bat and ball. While there is usually a strong green tinge to the wicket on day one it typically browned off and became decent for batting as the match went on. The average first innings total in five previous tests from the side batting first is 308.

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