Hagley Oval groundsman Rupert Bool is hoping Christchurch's wicket will stay greener for longer than in the first test in Wellington.

A lively wicket turned dead within a day in Australia's win over the Black Caps in the capital.

Bool told Radio Sport the different soil may be a factor, but the weather doesn't look like it will burn the grass off quicker throughout the second test.

Bool said overcast conditions allow a green wicket to hang around for longer.


He added they don't have anything special planned for Brendon McCullum's final test, apart from preparing an excellent ground.

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