Australia scored 467 in the first innings and 168 for 5 in the second innings
New Zealand could score 148 in the first innings and 240 in the second innings.
Travis Head was adjudged Player of the Match, scoring 114 in the first innings.
New Zealand's Tom Blundell the first player from his country to score a century in Melbourne
Dainik BhaskarDec 29, 2019, 01:51 PM IST Sports Desk. Australia defeated New Zealand by 247 runs in the second match of the three-Test series. With this victory, he took an unassailable 2–0 lead in the series. Australia won their 10th consecutive Test series against New Zealand. The last time he faced defeat was in 1990. This is Australia's third-biggest win over New Zealand in terms of runs. Earlier, he won 297 runs in the Auckland Test in 1974 and 296 runs in Perth this year.
Australia gave New Zealand a difficult target of 488 runs. In response, New Zealand were reduced to 240 runs in the second innings. Earlier, Australia scored 467 runs in the first innings. New Zealand scored 148 runs in the first innings. After this, Australia had declared their second innings by scoring 168 runs for 5 wickets.
Tom Blundell scored 121 runs.
Tom Blundell's century went unscathed by Tom Blundell for 121 in the second innings for New Zealand. He became the first batsman in the country to score a century in Melbourne. Apart from him, Henry Nicholls scored 33 and Mitchell Santner scored 27 runs. Australia Nathan Lyon took four wickets. James Pattinson had three and Marnash Labushane a breakthrough.