Hobart: The New Zealand coach John Wright has challenged Doug Bracewell to keep aiming high after he bowled his side to victory over Australia in Hobart. Wright believes Bracewell can become a consistent world-class player following his strong performance at Bellerive Oval, which came after another match-winning effort against Zimbabwe last month.
In his third Test, Bracewell collected match figures of 9 for 60, including three important middle-order breakthroughs in the space of nine deliveries as he curved the ball in the air and accounted for Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke and Michael Hussey. On debut, Bracewell had taken five wickets in Bulawayo to rescue New Zealand when it appeared Zimbabwe would achieve their chase of 366.
"A lot of credit goes to Doug Bracewell and Timmy Southee, particularly Doug," Wright said after arriving home in New Zealand following the Hobart victory. "He's done some special things. We've been here before. We were in a similar situation against Zimbabwe going in to the last session of the game and Doug stood up in that match and he's done it again.