Australia beat New Zealand by nine wickets to win first Test

First Test, Brisbane (day four):
Australia 427 & 19-1 beat New Zealand 295 & 150 by nine wickets
Match scorecard
James Pattinson celebrates
Pattinson is the second Australian in as many Tests to take five wickets on debut

Debutant seamer James Pattinson's five-wicket haul sent Australia on the way to a nine-wicket win against New Zealand in the first Test at the Gabba.

Pattinson, the 21-year-old brother of former England seamer Darren, took 5-27, including a triple-wicket maiden that reduced the tourists to 28-5.

Dean Brownlie (43) dragged the Black Caps to 150 all out, setting Australia only 19 to win with a day to spare.

They lost Phil Hughes, but took a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.

By making his debut in Brisbane, Pattinson ensured he and his brother became only the second set of siblings to have played Test cricket for two different countries.

Darren, who played once for England in 2008, was born in Grimsby but moved to Australia at the age of six, while James, who had played only nine first-class games before this match, was born and raised in Victoria.

James follows 18-year-old Pat Cummins, who was ruled out of this Test because of injury, in taking five wickets on his debut and being named man of the match and the duo could potentially share the new ball in the final Test against the visitors if Cummins regains his fitness by Thursday.

New Zealand, facing a first-innings deficit of 132, were 10-1 overnight, but were as good as out of the contest when Pattinson removed Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson and captain Ross Taylor in the second over of the day.

Guptill fended a rising delivery to short leg, Williamson edged an outswinger to second slip and captain Taylor nicked to wicketkeeper Brad Haddin from his first ball.

After Pattinson had nightwatchman Doug Bracewell caught behind, Brownlie and Jesse Ryder (36) helped ensure that Australia had to bat again before off-spinner Nathan Lyon (3-19) played his part in mopping up the tail.

David Warner, another Baggy Green debutant, struck three boundaries to complete the formalities of the Australian victory, which had been set up by captain Michael Clarke's 139 and valuable contributions from veterans Ricky Ponting (78) and Brad Haddin (80).

"It's a nice start to the summer," said Clarke.

"I'm really happy, it was a great performance today and James Pattinson was outstanding. Our whole performance throughout this Test match was spot-on."

New Zealand will now look to level the series in the second Test at Hobart, which begins on Thursday.

"We need to step up in the next match and put up a lot better performance than we did today," said Taylor.

"There were a lot of things we didn't do well and we're pretty disappointed with that performance."

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