Test debutant Harris' 'beer therapy' to overcome windy Wellington ordeal

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Sydney, Mar 24 (ANI): Test debutant Ryan Harris quietly celebrated Australia's victory over New Zealand in the first Test with beer, as the team was tired facing tough windy conditions in the Wellington Test.

The 30-year-old pace bowler battled winds of up to 130km/h at Wellington's Basin Reserve to claim match figures of 6-119 from 41 overs in Australia's 10-wicket win.

"I am pretty tired. I haven't played many four-day games (only one Shield game this summer for the Bulls) and never a five-day game.

"They were pretty tough conditions with the wind. It was a bit of a test but I've got through it now. I will be right to go on Saturday," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Harris, as saying.

"I looked after myself last night so it's a matter now of keeping hydrating in the next couple of days, having a run around probably tomorrow or Friday, get the body moving and I should be alright.

"I had a few quiet beers but I didn't go too hard. None of us did, we have a Test coming up. After the next Test, we have a bit of a break so I might have a few more then," Harris added. (ANI)

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