Australia took the final seven
wickets in an extended first session before lunch to dismiss New
Zealand for 295 and win the first test by 208 runs on the final
day on Monday, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
    The hosts dominated the contest at the Gabba with 556-4
declared in their first innings and 264-4 declared in their
second, dismissing New Zealand for 317 in their first innings.
    Skipper Brendon McCullum fought a thrilling rearguard action
on Monday with a run-a-ball 80 but once he departed
controversially caught behind, New Zealand's hopes of forcing a
draw were all but gone. 
    After Brisbane, the series moves on to Perth for the second
match, which starts on Friday, before concluding with the first
day-night test in Adelaide. 

 (Reporting by Nick Mulvenney in Sydney, editing by Greg
Stutchbury)

Source: R-Csports