David Warner and his new opening partner Joe Burns weathered the new ball spells of Tim Southee and Trent Boult before accelerating to a stand of 161 batting first after winning the toss.
New Zealand swing pair Tim Southee and Trent Boult will look to put the hosts' new-look batting lineup to the sword at the Gabba from Thursday as the tourists chase their first series win in Australia for 30 years.
With the inaugural day-night Test match less than two months away, New Zealand have started to build up their preparation using the pink ball in Hamilton.
Due to the persistent rain, the 11th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 between Bangladesh and Australia in Brisbane today is officially declared abandoned by the officials. With this no-result match, both the teams shared one point each. The torrent became heavier with time, especially after the declaration of cyclone alert in the state of Queensland
If the sky hasn't quite fallen in on Brisbane, there has been more than enough rain to place Saturday's fixture between Australia and Bangladesh at the Gabba in grave doubt
One down, six to go. Bangladesh have begun brilliantly, swatting aside Afghanistan with a superbly professional and clinical performance at Canberra’s Manuka Oval in the seventh match of ICC Cricket World Cup 201