Score

Match Details

Australia Men 416 & 9d-217 ( 146.2 & 69.1 ) overs
New Zealand Men: 166 & 171 ( 55.2 & 65.3 ) overs
Australia win by 296 runs
Toss - Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
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4S
6S
SR
Bowler
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W
22.3
3
63
4
0
2.80
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Commentary
In over# 66
Runs : 0 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 1
Over 66. no runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 10-171(rr 2.59)
65.3
W
OUT! Caught. Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to first slip, by Smith. There it is, Lyon snares Southee with one that skids straight on and Smith makes no mistake. Hugs and high fives all round for Australia, commiserations for New Zealand.Australia have beaten New Zealand by 296 runs in Perth to take a 1-0 lead in this Trans-Tasman series. It was a dominant display by the hosts built around a sublime century by Marnus Labuschagne and some ferocious fast bowling by Mitchell Starc. Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon also chipped in with handy wickets, an important contribution with Josh Hazlewood unable to bowl. New Zealand were also hampered by the loss of Lockie Ferguson to injury as well as a tame first innings batting effort, leaving them with a massive deficit. Neil Wagner and Tim Southee showed incredible fighting spirit and physical fitness to keep the tourists going, while BJ Watling was his usual defiant self with the bat today. In the end though it was a massive victory for the Aussies, putting them in a great position heading to the MCG for the Boxing Day Test. The Black Caps have time to reflect before then so we shall expect them to come back stronger.
65.2
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Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Wade.
65.1
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Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
In over# 65
Runs : 3 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 0
Over 65. 7 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 9-171(rr 2.63)
64.6
1
Mitchell Starc to Tim Southee. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Warner.
64.5
1
Mitchell Starc to Lockie Ferguson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Warner.
64.4
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Mitchell Starc to Lockie Ferguson. Half volley, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Starc.
64.3
1
Mitchell Starc to Tim Southee. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run.
64.2
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Mitchell Starc to Tim Southee. Back of a length, down leg side moves in front glancing, hit pad past fine leg for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Cummins.
64.1
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Mitchell Starc to Tim Southee. Short, down leg side moves in front hooking, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
In over# 64
Runs : 1 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Over 64. 1 run. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 9-164(rr 2.56)
63.6
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Pat Cummins to Lockie Ferguson. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
63.5
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Pat Cummins to Lockie Ferguson. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Wade.
63.4
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Pat Cummins to Lockie Ferguson. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
63.3
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Pat Cummins to Lockie Ferguson. Short, down leg side on the back foot Fended, Spliced to gully for no runs, fielded by Burns.
63.2
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Pat Cummins to Lockie Ferguson. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
63.1
1
Pat Cummins to Tim Southee. Short, down leg side on the back foot working, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Lyon.
In over# 63
Runs : 9 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 1
Over 63. 9 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 9-163(rr 2.59)
62.6
W
OUT! Caught. Mitchell Starc to Neil Wagner. Short, down leg side on the back foot Fended, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Paine. Starc has the last laugh. Wagner always seemed like he was in the middle for a good time not a long time. Yet another short ball, that's been the story of this Test match as far as the quick bowlers are concerned. Ferguson comes out to bat despite his injury, that sums up New Zealand's fighting spirit.
62.5
6
SIX! Mitchell Starc to Neil Wagner. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled over third man for 6 runs. What a shot from Wagner. Even Starc has a smile about it. He was by no means in control of it but he'll say it was intentional.
62.4
2
Mitchell Starc to Neil Wagner. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot flick, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Burns.
62.3
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Mitchell Starc to Neil Wagner. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
62.2
1
Mitchell Starc to Tim Southee. Back of a length, off stump moves in front dropped, to silly mid off for 1 run, fielded by Head.
62.1
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Mitchell Starc to Tim Southee. Short, down leg side moves in front working, to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
In over# 62
Runs : 0 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 1
Over 62. no runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 8-154(rr 2.48)
61.6
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Pat Cummins to Neil Wagner. Short, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, hit pad to leg slip for no runs, fielded by Warner.
61.5
W
OUT! Caught. Pat Cummins to Mitchell Santner. Short, down leg side on the back foot Fended, Spliced to silly point, by Head. Ferocious fast bowling and Santner is all at sea. He had his issues with the short ball against England recently and there is much more pace in this Aussie attack. Cummins is aware of that and pins him with a brutal delivery. Head has superb quick reactions to snaffle it at head height. The end is nigh in Perth.
61.4
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Pat Cummins to Mitchell Santner. Short, down leg side on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Head.
61.3
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Pat Cummins to Mitchell Santner. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
61.2
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Pat Cummins to Mitchell Santner. Short, outside off stump on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
61.1
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Pat Cummins to Mitchell Santner. Short, outside off stump on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
Australia Men:416 & 9d-217 ( 146.2 & 69.1 ) overs
New Zealand Men 166 & 171 ( 55.2 & 65.3 ) overs
Toss - Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
Australia win by 296 runs
RR : 0
CRR : 2.61
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
D Warner

c&b: Wagner

43
74
4
58.11
J Burns

lbw: de Grandhomme

9
42
1
21.43
M Labuschagne

b: Wagner

143
240
18
59.58
S Smith

c: Southee b: Wagner

43
164
4
26.22
M Wade

b: Southee

12
26
1
46.15
T Head

c: Santner b: Southee

56
97
10
57.73
T Paine

c: Watling b: Southee

39
105
2
37.14
P Cummins

b: Raval

20
85
2
23.53
M Starc

c: Williamson b: Southee

30
41
3
73.17
N Lyon

c: de Grandhomme b: Wagner

8
6
2
133.33
Not bat : Josh Hazlewood
Extras 13(b 2, lb 1, WD 8, NB 2)
Total 416/10 146.2 overs

FOW: (Josh Hazlewood)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
30.2
7
93
4
3.07
11.0
1
47
0
4.27
37.0
7
92
4
2.49
22.0
8
37
1
1.68
33.0
5
111
0
3.36
13.0
1
33
1
2.54
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
J Raval

b: Hazlewood

1
7
0
14.29
T Latham

c&b: Starc

0
2
0
0
K Williamson

c: Smith b: Starc

34
70
7
48.57
R Taylor

c: Smith b: Lyon

80
134
9
59.7
H Nicholls

c: Paine b: Starc

7
18
0
38.89
N Wagner

b: Starc

0
1
0
0
B Watling

b: Cummins

8
29
1
27.59
C de

c: Smith b: Starc

23
21
3
109.52
M Santner

b: Labuschagne

2
19
0
10.53
T Southee

c: (Sub) b: Lyon

8
29
1
27.59
L Ferguson

not out

0
2
0
0
Extras 3(b 1, lb 2, WD 0, NB 0)
Total 166/10 55.2 overs

FOW: (Josh Hazlewood)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
18.0
2
52
5
2.89
1.2
1
0
1
0.00
14.4
3
46
1
3.14
2.0
0
8
0
4.00
14.2
2
48
2
3.35
5.0
1
9
1
1.80
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
D Warner

c: (Sub) b: Southee

19
63
3
30.16
J Burns

c: Nicholls b: Southee

53
123
6
43.09
M Labuschagne

c: Santner b: Wagner

50
81
3
61.73
S Smith

c: Raval b: Wagner

16
28
3
57.14
M Wade

c: Raval b: de Grandhomme

17
52
4
32.69
T Head

c: de Grandhomme b: Southee

5
8
1
62.5
T Paine

b: Southee

0
2
0
0
P Cummins

c: Watling b: Wagner

13
32
2
40.63
M Starc

c: Taylor b: Southee

23
21
4
109.52
N Lyon

not out

0
11
0
0
Not bat : Josh Hazlewood
Extras 21(b 0, lb 7, WD 8, NB 6)
Total 217/9 69.1 overs

FOW: (Josh Hazlewood) , (Josh Hazlewood)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
21.1
6
69
5
3.26
17.0
2
47
1
2.76
23.0
4
59
3
2.57
8.0
0
35
0
4.37
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
J Raval

c: Lyon b: Starc

1
21
0
4.76
T Latham

lbw: Lyon

18
68
1
26.47
K Williamson

c: Wade b: Lyon

14
8
3
175
R Taylor

c: Paine b: Starc

22
42
3
52.38
H Nicholls

c: Head b: Lyon

21
54
1
38.89
B Watling

c: Paine b: Starc

40
106
4
37.74
C de

c: Smith b: Cummins

33
65
2
50.77
M Santner

c: Head b: Cummins

0
8
0
0
T Southee

c: Smith b: Lyon

4
10
0
40
N Wagner

c: Paine b: Starc

8
5
0
160
L Ferguson

not out

1
7
0
14.29
Extras 9(b 0, lb 6, WD 2, NB 1)
Total 171/10 65.3 overs

FOW: (Josh Hazlewood) , (Josh Hazlewood)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
14.0
5
45
4
3.21
19.0
6
31
2
1.63
22.3
3
63
4
2.80
5.0
1
13
0
2.60
5.0
0
13
0
2.60
In over# 147
Runs : 0 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 1
Over 147. no runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 10-416(rr 2.83)
146.2
W
OUT! Caught. Tim Southee to Tim Paine. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, Gloved to wicketkeeper, by Watling. That's the end of that, Paine gets a little feather on one down the legside and Watling does the rest.Australia have been bowled out for 416 on the stroke of the dinner break in Perth. It was a really impressive effort by New Zealand to keep their discipline on a ridiculously hot day and keep the scoring rate down on a flat pitch. Nevertheless the hosts are in control and will be able to unleash their fast bowlers with a new pink ball under lights this evening.
146.1
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Tim Southee to Tim Paine. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 146
Runs : 8 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 1
Over 146. 8 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 9-416(rr 2.85)
145.6
W
OUT! Caught. Neil Wagner to Nathan Lyon. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled to fine leg, by de Grandhomme. Taken by a tumbling de Grandhomme, Wagner gets his fourth wicket of the innings. Lyon always looked like he wanted to play a shot every single ball and that's a dangerous ploy against Wagner. Paine doesn't look too happy at the other end.
145.5
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Neil Wagner to Nathan Lyon. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
145.4
4
FOUR! Neil Wagner to Nathan Lyon. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled past fine leg for 4 runs. Not as convincing this time but he's placed it well so it's more valuable runs for the hosts.
145.3
4
FOUR! Neil Wagner to Nathan Lyon. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep square leg for 4 runs. Lyon off the mark in confident style, that's a shot that most top order batsmen would be proud of. He clearly isn't worried by Wagner's short ball.
145.2
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Neil Wagner to Nathan Lyon. Slower ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
145.1
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Neil Wagner to Nathan Lyon. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
In over# 145
Runs : 3 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 1
Over 145. 3 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 8-408(rr 2.81)
144.6
W
OUT! Caught. Tim Southee to Mitchell Starc. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off, by Williamson. Southee finally gets his man, Starc departs after a brief but entertaining cameo. He was looking to smash this down the ground and ended up skewing it awkwardly. Williamson still had plenty to do but he made it look easy, gobbling the ball up as it fell over his shoulder. New Zealand's marathon stint in the field is almost over.
144.5
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Tim Southee to Mitchell Starc. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
144.4
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Tim Southee to Mitchell Starc. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.
144.3
2
Tim Southee to Mitchell Starc. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep cover for 2 runs.
144.3
1
Wide Tim Southee to Mitchell Starc. Bouncer, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Watling.
144.2
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Tim Southee to Mitchell Starc. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Southee.
144.1
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Tim Southee to Mitchell Starc. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 144
Runs : 2 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 144. 2 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 7-405(rr 2.81)
143.6
1
Neil Wagner to Mitchell Starc. In-swinging yorker, off stump on the front foot working, inside edge to short fine leg for 1 run.
143.5
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Neil Wagner to Mitchell Starc. Slower ball full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Wagner, fielded by Latham.
143.4
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Neil Wagner to Mitchell Starc. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to gully for no runs, run save by Nicholls.
143.3
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Neil Wagner to Mitchell Starc. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Raval.
143.2
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Neil Wagner to Mitchell Starc. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
143.1
1
Neil Wagner to Tim Paine. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, shy attempt by Williamson.
In over# 143
Runs : 0 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 143. no runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 7-403(rr 2.82)
142.6
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Tim Southee to Mitchell Starc. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
142.5
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Tim Southee to Mitchell Starc. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
142.4
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Tim Southee to Mitchell Starc. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid on for no runs, dropped catch by Raval. Spilled by Raval, Southee is seething. That was a simple chance really, perhaps fatigue causing a lack of concentration. Starc gets a life.
142.3
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Tim Southee to Mitchell Starc. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
142.2
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Tim Southee to Mitchell Starc. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
142.1
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Tim Southee to Mitchell Starc. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 142
Runs : 9 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 142. 9 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 7-403(rr 2.84)
141.6
1
Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Starc. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Taylor.
141.5
6
SIX! Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Starc. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Starc clears his front leg, winds up and explodes into this delivery. It's a clean strike and sails all the way for six to take the hosts past 400.
141.4
1
Mitchell Santner to Tim Paine. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, shy attempt by Wagner.
141.3
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Mitchell Santner to Tim Paine. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
141.2
1
Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Starc. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
141.1
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Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Starc. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
In over# 141
Runs : 6 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 141. 6 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 7-394(rr 2.79)
140.6
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Tim Southee to Tim Paine. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
140.5
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Tim Southee to Tim Paine., no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
140.4
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Tim Paine. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past third man for 4 runs. This isn't short but it is wide and that is what allows Paine to unfurl a scything cut shot. He's looking to pick up the scoring rate now with New Zealand looking very tired.
140.3
1
Tim Southee to Mitchell Starc. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run.
140.2
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Tim Southee to Mitchell Starc. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.
140.1
1
Tim Southee to Tim Paine. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Wagner.
In over# 140
Runs : 6 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 140. 6 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 7-388(rr 2.77)
139.6
4
FOUR! Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Starc. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Starc is teasing the fielder at deep mid wicket, he keeps placing it either side of him. Wonderful striking from the tall left-hander taking Australia closer to 400.
139.5
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Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Starc. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Southee.
139.4
1
Mitchell Santner to Tim Paine. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run.
139.3
1
Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Starc. Stock ball back of a length, wide outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
139.2
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Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Starc. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Santner.
139.1
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Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Starc. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Santner.
In over# 139
Runs : 5 Bowler: Jeet Raval Wickets : 0
Over 139. 5 runs. Bowler: Jeet Raval. Australia: 7-382(rr 2.75)
138.6
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Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner back of a length, off stump on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Santner.
138.5
1
Jeet Raval to Mitchell Starc. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Wagner.
138.4
4
FOUR! Jeet Raval to Mitchell Starc. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Starc bides his time, waiting for the right delivery and then unleashes a brutal swipe to his favourite area of the field. This is more like it.
138.3
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Jeet Raval to Mitchell Starc. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Southee.
138.2
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Jeet Raval to Mitchell Starc. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Raval.
138.1
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Jeet Raval to Mitchell Starc. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Raval.
In over# 138
Runs : 3 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 138. 3 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 7-377(rr 2.73)
137.6
2
Mitchell Santner to Tim Paine. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Taylor.
137.5
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Mitchell Santner to Tim Paine. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
137.4
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APPEAL! Mitchell Santner to Tim Paine. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Watling, appeal made for Caught. Hopeful appeal, Watling got a bit excited over nothing there. The umpire wasn't fooled.
137.3
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Mitchell Santner to Tim Paine. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs.
137.2
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Mitchell Santner to Tim Paine. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Santner.
137.1
1
Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Starc. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 137
Runs : 5 Bowler: Jeet Raval Wickets : 0
Over 137. 5 runs. Bowler: Jeet Raval. Australia: 7-374(rr 2.73)
136.6
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Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Raval.
136.5
1
Jeet Raval to Mitchell Starc. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Taylor.
136.4
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Jeet Raval to Mitchell Starc. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs.
136.3
4
FOUR! Jeet Raval to Mitchell Starc. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Starc is definitely going to be aggressive, he almost always is. His eyes light up as Raval gives this delivery lots of air, and the slog sweep is struck sweetly and wide of the man in the deep.
136.2
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Jeet Raval to Mitchell Starc. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, run save by Latham.
136.1
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Jeet Raval to Mitchell Starc. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Raval.
In over# 136
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 136. 4 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 7-369(rr 2.71)
135.6
1
Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Starc. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Southee.
135.5
1
Mitchell Santner to Tim Paine. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot working, hit pad to leg gully for 1 run, fielded by Taylor.
135.4
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Mitchell Santner to Tim Paine. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Watling.
135.3
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Mitchell Santner to Tim Paine. Stock ball yorker, off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Raval.
135.2
2
Mitchell Santner to Tim Paine. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, top edge to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Raval. Taylor gets wrong-footed at slip although I'm not sure he could've got a hand to this anyway. Frustration for Santner, he's toiled away valiantly without success.
135.1
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Mitchell Santner to Tim Paine. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
In over# 135
Runs : 3 Bowler: Jeet Raval Wickets : 1
Over 135. 3 runs. Bowler: Jeet Raval. Australia: 7-365(rr 2.70)
134.6
1
Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Williamson.
134.5
1
Jeet Raval to Mitchell Starc. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Santner.
134.4
W
OUT! Bowled. Jeet Raval to Pat Cummins. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, missed to. Got him, Raval gets his reward for a really tidy spell. He's settled into a nice rhythm and is getting appreciable turn from the pitch. Cummins has been sedate until now, finally deciding to play an agressive stroke and getting bowled around his legs. Maiden Test wicket for Raval, he has a huge smile on his face.That wicket will boost Kiwi spirits as they take drinks. It's been slow going over the last hour, Australia can't get any momentum.
134.3
1
Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
134.2
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Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
134.1
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Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 134
Runs : 0 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 134. no runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 6-362(rr 2.70)
133.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Southee.
133.5
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Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
133.4
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Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
133.3
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Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
133.2
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Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
133.1
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Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
In over# 133
Runs : 1 Bowler: Jeet Raval Wickets : 0
Over 133. 1 run. Bowler: Jeet Raval. Australia: 6-362(rr 2.72)
132.6
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Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
132.5
1
Jeet Raval to Pat Cummins. Leg spinner half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run.
132.4
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Jeet Raval to Pat Cummins. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
132.3
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Jeet Raval to Pat Cummins. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
132.2
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Jeet Raval to Pat Cummins. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
132.1
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Jeet Raval to Pat Cummins. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Latham.
In over# 132
Runs : 3 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 132. 3 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 6-361(rr 2.73)
131.6
1
Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep extra cover for 1 run.
131.5
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Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
131.4
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Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
131.3
2
Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
131.2
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Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Raval.
131.1
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Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 131
Runs : 2 Bowler: Jeet Raval Wickets : 0
Over 131. 2 runs. Bowler: Jeet Raval. Australia: 6-358(rr 2.73)
130.6
.
Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Raval.
130.5
1
Jeet Raval to Pat Cummins. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Williamson.
130.4
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Jeet Raval to Pat Cummins. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
130.3
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Jeet Raval to Pat Cummins. Leg spinner back of a length, off stump on the back foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Raval.
130.2
1
Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner back of a length, off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
130.1
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Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 130
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 130. 4 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 6-356(rr 2.74)
129.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
129.5
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Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
129.4
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Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
129.3
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Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
129.2
4
FOUR! Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. That's the first boundary for a long time, more than 14 overs in fact. It didn't go where Cummins was aiming but the crowd are just happy to see it hit the rope. Spin for Santner, Lyon will be looking on liking what he sees.
129.1
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Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Raval.
In over# 129
Runs : 1 Bowler: Jeet Raval Wickets : 0
Over 129. 1 run. Bowler: Jeet Raval. Australia: 6-352(rr 2.73)
128.6
1
Jeet Raval to Pat Cummins. Leg spinner back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
128.5
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Jeet Raval to Pat Cummins. Leg spinner back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Latham.
128.4
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Jeet Raval to Pat Cummins. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Latham.
128.3
.
Jeet Raval to Pat Cummins. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
128.2
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Jeet Raval to Pat Cummins. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
128.1
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Jeet Raval to Pat Cummins. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 128
Runs : 1 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 128. 1 run. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 6-351(rr 2.74)
127.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Tim Paine. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Raval.
127.5
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Mitchell Santner to Tim Paine. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
127.4
1
Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run.
127.3
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Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
127.2
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Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
127.1
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Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
In over# 127
Runs : 2 Bowler: Jeet Raval Wickets : 0
Over 127. 2 runs. Bowler: Jeet Raval. Australia: 6-350(rr 2.76)
126.6
1
Jeet Raval to Pat Cummins. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
126.5
1
Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
126.4
.
Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Raval.
126.3
.
Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
126.2
.
Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
126.1
.
Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
In over# 126
Runs : 0 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 126. no runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 6-348(rr 2.76)
125.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
125.5
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Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
125.4
.
Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
125.3
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Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
125.2
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Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
125.1
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Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 125
Runs : 2 Bowler: Jeet Raval Wickets : 0
Over 125. 2 runs. Bowler: Jeet Raval. Australia: 6-348(rr 2.78)
124.6
.
Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Raval. Attritional cricket at the moment in Perth. New Zealand giving nothing away for free and Australia happy to play without risk.
124.5
.
Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Raval, fielded by Williamson.
124.4
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Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner full toss, middle stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
124.3
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Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Raval.
124.2
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Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
124.1
2
Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 124
Runs : 0 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 124. no runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 6-346(rr 2.79)
123.6
.
Neil Wagner to Pat Cummins. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
123.5
.
Neil Wagner to Pat Cummins. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot glancing, to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Southee.
123.4
.
Neil Wagner to Pat Cummins. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
123.3
.
Neil Wagner to Pat Cummins. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
123.2
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Neil Wagner to Pat Cummins. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Santner.
123.1
.
Neil Wagner to Pat Cummins. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 123
Runs : 0 Bowler: Jeet Raval Wickets : 0
Over 123. no runs. Bowler: Jeet Raval. Australia: 6-346(rr 2.81)
122.6
.
Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
122.5
.
Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Latham.
122.4
.
Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner half volley, to leg on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Latham.
122.3
.
Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
122.2
.
Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
122.1
.
Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner half volley, to leg on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Latham.
In over# 122
Runs : 2 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 122. 2 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 6-346(rr 2.84)
121.6
.
Neil Wagner to Pat Cummins. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
121.5
.
Neil Wagner to Pat Cummins. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Santner.
121.4
.
Neil Wagner to Pat Cummins. Slower ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.
121.3
1
Neil Wagner to Tim Paine. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
121.2
1
Neil Wagner to Pat Cummins. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
121.1
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Neil Wagner to Pat Cummins. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Santner.
In over# 121
Runs : 2 Bowler: Jeet Raval Wickets : 0
Over 121. 2 runs. Bowler: Jeet Raval. Australia: 6-344(rr 2.84)
120.6
1
Jeet Raval to Pat Cummins. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls. Quiet start to the session, both teams digging in.
120.5
.
Jeet Raval to Pat Cummins. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Raval.
120.4
.
Jeet Raval to Pat Cummins. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
120.3
.
Jeet Raval to Pat Cummins. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Raval.
120.2
.
Jeet Raval to Pat Cummins. Leg spinner yorker, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Raval.
120.1
1
Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 120
Runs : 0 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 120. no runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 6-342(rr 2.85)
119.6
.
Neil Wagner to Pat Cummins. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
119.5
.
Neil Wagner to Pat Cummins. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Raval.
119.4
.
Neil Wagner to Pat Cummins. Short, down leg side on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
119.3
.
Neil Wagner to Pat Cummins. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
119.2
.
Neil Wagner to Pat Cummins. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Raval.
119.1
.
Neil Wagner to Pat Cummins. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 119
Runs : 2 Bowler: Jeet Raval Wickets : 0
Over 119. 2 runs. Bowler: Jeet Raval. Australia: 6-342(rr 2.87)
118.6
1
Jeet Raval to Pat Cummins. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
118.5
.
Jeet Raval to Pat Cummins. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
118.4
.
Jeet Raval to Pat Cummins. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Latham.
118.3
1
Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner full toss, down leg side on the front foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Wagner.
118.2
.
Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for no runs, run save by Santner.
118.1
.
Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 118
Runs : 3 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 118. 3 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 6-340(rr 2.88)
117.6
.
Neil Wagner to Pat Cummins. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
117.5
1
Neil Wagner to Tim Paine. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run.
117.4
.
Neil Wagner to Tim Paine. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, bottom edge to leg gully for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
117.3
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Neil Wagner to Tim Paine. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
117.2
2
Neil Wagner to Tim Paine. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed to deep mid wicket for 2 runs.
117.1
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Neil Wagner to Tim Paine. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 117
Runs : 3 Bowler: Jeet Raval Wickets : 0
Over 117. 3 runs. Bowler: Jeet Raval. Australia: 6-337(rr 2.88)
116.6
.
Jeet Raval to Pat Cummins. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Watling. That was great session of really tense tough Test cricket. Marnus Labuschagne carried on where he left off last evening before being cleaned up around his legs by the relentless Neil Wagner. Travis Head was looking composed and aggressive before throwing his wicket away, meaning New Zealand are keeping themselves in the contest. Australia's captain will want to bat for as long as possible in the Perth heat after the break.
116.5
1
Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner full toss, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Williamson.
116.4
1
Jeet Raval to Pat Cummins. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
116.3
.
Jeet Raval to Pat Cummins. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
116.2
1
APPEAL! Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls, appeal made for Run Out. Cummins was late to react to the call from his skipper and has to put in a full length dive to make it in at the striker's end.
116.1
.
Jeet Raval to Tim Paine. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
In over# 116
Runs : 5 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 116. 5 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 6-334(rr 2.88)
115.6
4
FOUR! Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Cummins gets off the mark in elegant fashion, using his height to his advantage by getting a large stride forward to smother any spin.
115.5
1
Mitchell Santner to Tim Paine. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run.
115.4
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Mitchell Santner to Tim Paine. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Raval.
115.3
.
Mitchell Santner to Tim Paine. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
115.2
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Mitchell Santner to Tim Paine. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
115.1
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Mitchell Santner to Tim Paine. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Raval.
In over# 115
Runs : 3 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 115. 3 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 6-329(rr 2.86)
114.6
.
APPEAL! Tim Southee to Pat Cummins. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Watling, appeal made for Caught. Another appeal, things are starting to happen for New Zealand now. It's an excellent decision, the noise came from the ball clipping the back leg.
114.5
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Tim Southee to Pat Cummins. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
114.4
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Tim Southee to Pat Cummins. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
114.3
3
Tim Southee to Tim Paine. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep cover for 3 runs, fielded by Santner.
114.2
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Tim Southee to Tim Paine. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
114.1
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Tim Southee to Tim Paine. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 114
Runs : 1 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 114. 1 run. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 6-326(rr 2.86)
113.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
113.5
.
Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
113.4
.
Mitchell Santner to Pat Cummins. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
113.3
1
Mitchell Santner to Tim Paine. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
113.2
.
Mitchell Santner to Tim Paine. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Raval.
113.1
.
APPEAL! Mitchell Santner to Tim Paine. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to first slip for no runs, fielded by Taylor, appeal made for L.B.W. Prolonged appeal but the umpire doesn't move an inch. New Zealand like the look of this and Williamson is quick to review. Paine has saved himself by managing to get just outside the line of off stump and the Kiwis lose the review.
In over# 113
Runs : 0 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 1
Over 113. no runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 6-325(rr 2.88)
112.6
.
Tim Southee to Pat Cummins. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
112.5
.
Tim Southee to Pat Cummins. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.
112.4
.
Tim Southee to Pat Cummins. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
112.3
.
Tim Southee to Pat Cummins. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
112.2
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Tim Southee to Pat Cummins. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
112.1
W
OUT! Caught. Tim Southee to Travis Head. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to cover, by Santner. Slapped straight to a man, Head throws his head back in exasperation. He knows that he's gifted his wicket to New Zealand there, a really loose shot when it wasn't necessary. Southee was testing his patience and the left-hander couldn't resist an ambitious drive. The Black Caps are keeping themselves in the game.
In over# 112
Runs : 6 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 112. 6 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 5-325(rr 2.90)
111.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Tim Paine. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to backward point for no runs, fielded by Raval.
111.5
1
Mitchell Santner to Travis Head. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, shy attempt by Wagner.
111.4
.
Mitchell Santner to Travis Head. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
111.3
.
Mitchell Santner to Travis Head. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs.
111.2
1
Mitchell Santner to Tim Paine. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run.
111.1
4
FOUR! Mitchell Santner to Tim Paine. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Paine gets his first boundary, latching onto the full delivery with a crunching thump through the covers.
In over# 111
Runs : 4 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 111. 4 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 5-319(rr 2.87)
110.6
.
Tim Southee to Travis Head. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
110.5
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Travis Head. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Carved powerfully, Head threw his hands at that and it came right out of the screws.
110.4
.
Tim Southee to Travis Head. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
110.3
.
Tim Southee to Travis Head. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
110.2
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Tim Southee to Travis Head. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
110.1
.
Tim Southee to Travis Head. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 110
Runs : 5 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 110. 5 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 5-315(rr 2.86)
109.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Tim Paine. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
109.5
.
Mitchell Santner to Tim Paine. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
109.4
.
Mitchell Santner to Tim Paine. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
109.3
.
Mitchell Santner to Tim Paine. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
109.2
1
Mitchell Santner to Travis Head. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 1 run.
109.1
4
FOUR! Mitchell Santner to Travis Head. Stock ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. That's a rank loosener from Santner to start his spell today and Head ruthlessly dispatches it to the rope to complete a solid half century. He started his innings under floodlights last night, not the easiest thing to do, and has looked really composed.
In over# 109
Runs : 0 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 109. no runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 5-310(rr 2.84)
108.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Tim Paine. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
108.5
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Tim Paine. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
108.4
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Tim Paine. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
108.3
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Tim Paine. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Raval.
108.2
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Tim Paine. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
108.1
.
APPEAL! Colin de Grandhomme to Tim Paine. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to gully for no runs, fielded by Nicholls, appeal made for L.B.W. Loud appeal, the umpire shakes his head straight away. It was clearly too high.
In over# 108
Runs : 4 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 108. 4 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 5-310(rr 2.87)
107.6
.
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
107.5
.
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Slower ball half volley, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.
107.4
.
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Short, down leg side on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
107.3
.
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Short, down leg side on the back foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
107.2
.
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Short, down leg side on the back foot working, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
107.1
4
FOUR! Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Head swats one off his nose and Aleem Dar at square leg does very well to avoid the ball as it rockets between his legs. Head moves closer to a well deserved fifty.
In over# 107
Runs : 2 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 107. 2 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 5-306(rr 2.86)
106.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Tim Paine. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
106.5
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Tim Paine. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
106.4
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Tim Paine. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
106.3
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Tim Paine. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
106.2
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Tim Paine. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
106.1
2
Colin de Grandhomme to Tim Paine. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Raval.
In over# 106
Runs : 0 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 106. no runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 5-304(rr 2.87)
105.6
.
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
105.5
.
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Short, down leg side on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
105.4
.
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Short, down leg side on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
105.3
.
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Short, down leg side swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
105.2
.
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Out-swinging yorker, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.
105.1
.
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 105
Runs : 1 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 105. 1 run. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 5-304(rr 2.90)
104.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Tim Paine. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
104.5
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Tim Paine. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Raval.
104.4
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Travis Head. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for 1 run, shy attempt by Nicholls, overthrow by Nicholls, fielded by Wagner. A tough chance goes begging as Head sets off for a suicidal run. Paine sends him back but the left-hander would still have been short of his ground if the throw was on target. Nicholls only had one stump to aim at and narrowly missed.
104.3
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Travis Head. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
104.2
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Travis Head. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
104.1
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Travis Head. Half volley, wide outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 104
Runs : 1 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 104. 1 run. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 5-303(rr 2.91)
103.6
.
Neil Wagner to Tim Paine. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
103.5
.
Neil Wagner to Tim Paine. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Santner.
103.4
.
Neil Wagner to Tim Paine. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Raval.
103.3
1
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run.
103.2
.
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Short, down leg side on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
103.1
.
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot driving, inside edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 103
Runs : 0 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 103. no runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 5-302(rr 2.93)
102.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Tim Paine. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham. The players take a much deserved drink as the sun continues to beat down in Western Australia. Just as it looked like the hosts were running away with things, the tourists were able to remove the centurion through Wagner's sustained efforts.
102.5
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Tim Paine. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
102.4
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Tim Paine. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
102.3
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Tim Paine. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
102.2
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Tim Paine. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
102.1
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Tim Paine. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 102
Runs : 4 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 1
Over 102. 4 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 5-302(rr 2.96)
101.6
.
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Raval.
101.5
1
Neil Wagner to Tim Paine. Length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
101.4
.
Neil Wagner to Tim Paine. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
101.3
W
OUT! Bowled. Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump moves in front flick, missed to. Bowled round his legs, Wagner the hero once again for the Kiwis. Labuschagne was clearly expecting another short ball, he got too far across the crease and ended up awkwardly flapping at it. Really important strike for New Zealand, Wagner is irrepressible. The end of a wonderful innings.
101.2
2
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 2 runs.
101.1
1
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
In over# 101
Runs : 6 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 101. 6 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 4-298(rr 2.95)
100.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
100.5
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
100.4
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
100.3
2
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs.
100.2
4
FOUR! Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Whipped with style, Labuschagne is just toying with the bowlers now. He is bossing this Test match to put Australia in command.
100.1
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 100
Runs : 3 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 100. 3 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 4-292(rr 2.92)
99.6
.
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
99.5
.
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Short, down leg side on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
99.4
.
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot flick, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
99.3
1
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run.
99.2
.
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.
99.1
2
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed to deep mid wicket for 2 runs.
In over# 99
Runs : 4 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 99. 4 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 4-289(rr 2.92)
98.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Travis Head. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
98.5
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Travis Head. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs.
98.4
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Travis Head. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme, fielded by Latham.
98.3
4
FOUR! Colin de Grandhomme to Travis Head. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Runs continue to flow for Australia, this has been a fantastic start to the day for them. Head strides into this with authority to send it skipping to the fence.
98.2
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Travis Head. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to extra cover for no runs, run save by Williamson.
98.1
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Travis Head. In-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 98
Runs : 6 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 98. 6 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 4-285(rr 2.91)
97.6
1
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Short, outside off stump on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run.
97.5
1
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
97.4
.
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
97.3
4
FOUR! Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Slower ball full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Wagner tries something different by floating out a knuckle-ball but Labuschagne just patiently watches it onto the middle of his blade.
97.2
.
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
97.1
.
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 97
Runs : 11 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 97. 11 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 4-279(rr 2.88)
96.6
1
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
96.5
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs.
96.4
1
Tim Southee to Travis Head. In-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Santner.
96.3
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Travis Head. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Chopped behind square, Head knows where the fielder is and avoids him by playing this late. Not the best delivery from Southee, he hasn't started too well today.
96.2
1
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Wagner.
96.1
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Wow, that is as good as it gets. Nothing at all wrong with the delivery but Labuschagne treats it with contempt.
In over# 96
Runs : 1 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 96. 1 run. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 4-268(rr 2.79)
95.6
.
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
95.5
.
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
95.4
1
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Santner.
95.3
.
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
95.2
.
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
95.1
.
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Fended, Spliced to point for no runs, fielded by Raval.
In over# 95
Runs : 4 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 95. 4 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 4-267(rr 2.81)
94.6
.
Tim Southee to Travis Head. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
94.5
.
Tim Southee to Travis Head. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to mid on for no runs.
94.4
.
Tim Southee to Travis Head. In-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
94.3
.
Tim Southee to Travis Head. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
94.2
.
Tim Southee to Travis Head. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
94.1
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Travis Head. In-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Intelligent shot, Head tucked it fine of the fielder on the fence by getting inside the line of the ball.
In over# 94
Runs : 2 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 94. 2 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 4-263(rr 2.80)
93.6
.
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
93.5
1
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Short, outside off stump on the back foot working, to leg gully for 1 run, mis-fielded by Southee.
93.4
.
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
93.3
.
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Short, outside off stump on the back foot working, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
93.2
.
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
93.1
1
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, inside edge to leg gully for 1 run, shy attempt by Southee.
In over# 93
Runs : 9 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 93. 9 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 4-261(rr 2.81)
92.6
1
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run.
92.5
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Beautiful shot, creaming the ball with the swing and perfectly into the gap. Warm applause from the crowd, they want Labuschagne to bat on and on.
92.4
3
Tim Southee to Travis Head. In-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed to deep point for 3 runs, run save by Nicholls, fielded by Wagner.
92.3
.
Tim Southee to Travis Head. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
92.2
1
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
92.1
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 92
Runs : 4 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 92. 4 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 4-252(rr 2.74)
91.6
.
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
91.5
.
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Raval.
91.4
3
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, thick edge to deep backward point for 3 runs, fielded by Nicholls.
91.3
.
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
91.2
1
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, run save by Williamson.
91.1
.
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
In over# 91
Runs : 0 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 91. no runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 4-248(rr 2.73)
90.6
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, off stump on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
90.5
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
90.4
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
90.3
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
90.2
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
90.1
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 90
Runs : 3 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Welcome back for Day Two of the First Test between Australia and New Zealand in Perth. It's another scorcher at Optus Stadium today, ideal conditions for batting you would think. Some bad news for the Kiwis overnight is that Lockie Ferguson has been ruled out of bowling for the rest of the match with a calf strain. That means plenty of work for Tim Southee and Neil Wagner in the heat, they will need early wickets this afternoon or else it could be lots of toil. Labuschagne resumes on 110 and has already shown this summer he has the appetite to bat very long.
Over 90. 3 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 4-248(rr 2.76)
89.6
.
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling. An engrossing opening to this Trans-Tasman clash in Perth has seen Australia reach 4-248 at stumps on Day One. New Zealand's bowlers kept plugging away with admirable discipline, spearheaded by the energetic Neil Wagner (4-248) as they limited the scoring options for the hosts. Marnus Labuschagne (110*) was always quick to pounce on anything loose and played some fantastic strokes on his way to a third Test century. He also passed 1000 career Test runs as his remarkable introduction to the longest format goes from strength to stregnth. It leaves things nicely poised on what seems to be a very flat pitch at Optus Stadium, the first hour in the morning will be vital so join us then.
89.5
2
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Santner.
89.4
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Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
89.3
1
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, top edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 1 run, fielded by Taylor. Wow, what a bizarre shot late in the day. The ball almost carries to Taylor in the deep, that was a shocking lapse in concentration.
89.2
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Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
89.1
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Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. In-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
In over# 89
Runs : 9 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 89. 9 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 4-245(rr 2.75)
88.6
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Tim Southee to Travis Head. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
88.5
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Travis Head. In-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Another gorgeous drive with sublime timing, Head is fighting fire with fire in these closing stages.
88.4
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Tim Southee to Travis Head. Seaming away back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
88.3
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Travis Head. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Head is batting with really good intent this evening, he is looking to score and not just to survive.
88.2
1
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Santner.
88.1
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Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 88
Runs : 0 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 88. no runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 4-236(rr 2.68)
87.6
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Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Slower ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
87.5
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Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
87.4
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Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Short, off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
87.3
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Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Raval.
87.2
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Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
87.1
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Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 87
Runs : 5 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 87. 5 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 4-236(rr 2.71)
86.6
1
Tim Southee to Travis Head. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
86.5
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Tim Southee to Travis Head. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
86.4
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Tim Southee to Travis Head. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
86.3
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Tim Southee to Travis Head. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
86.2
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Travis Head. Back of a length, wide outside off stump on the back foot cutting, top edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Head flashes hard, safe in the knowledge that an edge will soar safely over the lurking catchers. The bowler is annoyed however it was a pretty ordinary delivery.
86.1
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Tim Southee to Travis Head. Short, outside off stump on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 86
Runs : 2 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 86. 2 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 4-231(rr 2.69)
85.6
1
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to backward square leg for 1 run.
85.5
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Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Out-swinging length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.
85.4
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Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
85.3
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Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
85.2
1
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. In-swinging back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
85.1
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Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 85
Runs : 4 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 85. 4 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 4-229(rr 2.69)
84.6
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Travis Head. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Off the mark in sumptuous style, leaning into the drive with authority.
84.5
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Tim Southee to Travis Head. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
84.4
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Tim Southee to Travis Head. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
84.3
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Tim Southee to Travis Head. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
84.2
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Tim Southee to Travis Head. In-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Raval.
84.1
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APPEAL! Tim Southee to Travis Head. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to silly mid off for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. Head is trapped on the crease and there is a vociferous appeal but I think it was too high and so does Aleem Dar.
In over# 84
Runs : 0 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 84. no runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 4-225(rr 2.68)
83.6
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Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
83.5
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Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
83.4
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Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
83.3
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Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
83.2
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Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
83.1
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Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Raval.
In over# 83
Runs : 0 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 1
Over 83. no runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 4-225(rr 2.71)
82.6
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Tim Southee to Travis Head. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
82.5
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Tim Southee to Travis Head. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs.
82.4
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Tim Southee to Travis Head. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
82.3
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Tim Southee to Travis Head. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
82.2
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Tim Southee to Travis Head. In-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
82.1
W
OUT! Bowled. Tim Southee to Matthew Wade. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to. Got him, Southee makes the second new ball work wonders as Wade completely misjudges one. Massive swing from around the wicket swerves back into the left-hander like a banana and kisses the off bail. This is a crucial phase of play now with the ball moving under lights, Australia can't afford to lose their way. New Zealand will be summoning all of their spirit to push for more.
In over# 82
Runs : 2 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 82. 2 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 3-225(rr 2.74)
81.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
81.5
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Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
81.4
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Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
81.3
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Matthew Wade. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Williamson.
81.2
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Colin de Grandhomme to Matthew Wade. In-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
81.2
1
No ball Colin de Grandhomme to Matthew Wade. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
81.1
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Colin de Grandhomme to Matthew Wade. In-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 81
Runs : 1 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 81. 1 run. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 3-223(rr 2.75)
80.6
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Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.
80.5
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Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
80.4
1
Tim Southee to Matthew Wade. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Santner.
80.3
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Tim Southee to Matthew Wade. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
80.2
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Tim Southee to Matthew Wade. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
80.1
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NEW BALL. Tim Southee to Matthew Wade. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 80
Runs : 7 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 80. 7 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 3-222(rr 2.77)
79.6
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Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Raval.
79.5
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Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
79.4
3
Mitchell Santner to Matthew Wade. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to deep point for 3 runs, run save by Nicholls.
79.3
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Mitchell Santner to Matthew Wade. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
79.2
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Mitchell Santner to Matthew Wade. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Santner.
79.1
4
FOUR! Mitchell Santner to Matthew Wade. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep square leg for 4 runs. Wade loves to sweep and he unfurls a beauty here, latching onto it with a full extension of the arms. That's his first boundary and puts the pressure back on New Zealand.
In over# 79
Runs : 3 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 79. 3 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 3-215(rr 2.72)
78.6
.
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
78.5
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Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
78.4
2
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump backing away cutting, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Taylor. A rare loose shot from Labuschagne and it loops tantalisingly over the man at gully. Wagner is causing all sorts of problems with this short pitched barrage.
78.3
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Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Southee.
78.2
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Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
78.1
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Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, wide outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
78.1
1
Wide Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Watling.
In over# 78
Runs : 1 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 78. 1 run. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 3-212(rr 2.72)
77.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Matthew Wade. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
77.5
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Mitchell Santner to Matthew Wade. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Southee.
77.4
1
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
77.3
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Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
77.2
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Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump down the track defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Santner.
77.1
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Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 77
Runs : 2 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 77. 2 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 3-211(rr 2.74)
76.6
2
Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 2 runs.
76.5
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Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
76.4
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Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Slower ball yorker, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
76.3
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Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
76.2
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APPEAL! Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, inside edge to point for no runs, fielded by Nicholls, appeal made for L.B.W. Wagner is really pumped up at the moment, he seems to have endless reserves of energy. A little inside edge saves Wade for now.
76.1
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Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Raval.
In over# 76
Runs : 2 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 76. 2 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 3-209(rr 2.75)
75.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson. Time for drinks in Perth with the floodlights now in full effect. The dependable Wagner gave the tourists a boost just as they were starting to look tired by removing the obdurate Smith, but Australia remain in control thanks to a terrific century by Labuschagne.
75.5
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Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
75.4
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Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
75.3
1
Mitchell Santner to Matthew Wade. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
75.2
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Mitchell Santner to Matthew Wade. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
75.1
1
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 75
Runs : 1 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 1
Over 75. 1 run. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 3-207(rr 2.76)
74.6
.
Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
74.5
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Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
74.4
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Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to first slip for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
74.3
W
OUT! Caught. Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, Spliced in the air uncontrolled to leg gully, by Southee. There it is, Wagner is the man for the Kiwis as Smith falls into the trap. Perfect execution of the plan from the left-arm quick, relentlessly banging away at a short length and forcing the false shot through sheer force of will. Southee has no problem picking up the pink ball under the floodlights and Smith has to trudge off frustrated. Important strike with the second new ball not far away.
74.2
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Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
74.1
1
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Southee.
In over# 74
Runs : 7 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 74. 7 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 2-206(rr 2.78)
73.6
.
APPEAL! Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Arm length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Watling, appeal made for L.B.W. Hopeful shout but once again New Zealand are clutching at straws.
73.5
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Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
73.4
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Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to first slip for no runs, fielded by Taylor. Huge spin for Santner, that is something that will have Lyon licking his lips.
73.3
1
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run.
73.2
6
SIX! Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. What a way to get there, Optus Stadium explodes with delight as Labuschagne gets to his third Test century with a rambunctious blast for six. Santner gave it plenty of air and the batsman took the opportunity with glee. Great scenes in Perth, it's been a wonderful innings.
73.1
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Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
In over# 73
Runs : 1 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 73. 1 run. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 2-199(rr 2.73)
72.6
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Short, down leg side on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
72.5
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Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
72.4
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Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
72.3
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Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
72.2
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Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
72.1
1
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Southee.
In over# 72
Runs : 0 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 72. no runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 2-198(rr 2.75)
71.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
71.5
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Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to mid on for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
71.4
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
71.3
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Southee.
71.2
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Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Santner.
71.1
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Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
In over# 71
Runs : 10 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 71. 10 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 2-198(rr 2.79)
70.6
4
FOUR! Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Walloped with contempt, Labuschagne is charging towards three figures. He's just passed 1000 career Test runs to warm applause, now he wants to reach his century.
70.5
2
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
70.4
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Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
70.3
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Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
70.2
4
FOUR! Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past third man for 4 runs. That's a lovely shot, delicate and deliberate to guide it past the helpless slip fielders.
70.1
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Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. In-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 70
Runs : 5 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 70. 5 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 2-188(rr 2.69)
69.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Southee.
69.5
2
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Nicholls.
69.4
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Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
69.3
1
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
69.2
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Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Raval.
69.1
2
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Raval.
In over# 69
Runs : 1 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 69. 1 run. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 2-183(rr 2.65)
68.6
.
Tim Southee to Steven Smith. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
68.5
.
Tim Southee to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
68.4
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Tim Southee to Steven Smith. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
68.3
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Tim Southee to Steven Smith. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
68.2
1
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run.
68.1
.
APPEAL! Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, inside edge to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham, appeal made for L.B.W. Vociferous appeal but that really didn't have much going for it with some willow involved and it being way too high.
In over# 68
Runs : 0 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 68. no runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 2-182(rr 2.68)
67.6
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
67.5
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Latham.
67.4
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
67.3
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
67.2
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
67.1
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Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 67
Runs : 4 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 67. 4 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 2-182(rr 2.72)
66.6
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
66.5
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Southee jumps wider on the crease but that just creates the ideal angle for Labuschagne to whip the ball into the legside. His balance is fantastic and timing even better.
66.4
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Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
66.3
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Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Raval.
66.2
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
66.1
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 66
Runs : 0 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 66. no runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 2-178(rr 2.70)
65.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
65.5
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
65.4
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
65.3
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
65.2
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Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
65.1
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 65
Runs : 4 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 65. 4 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 2-178(rr 2.74)
64.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
64.5
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
64.4
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
64.3
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
64.2
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Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
64.1
4
FOUR! Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Nudged fine, jubilant cheers greet the century partnership. Australia are looking stronger and stronger as these two go about their work.
In over# 64
Runs : 5 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 64. 5 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 2-174(rr 2.72)
63.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
63.5
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
63.4
4
FOUR! Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. There's only a miniscule gap there and Smith has found it with surgical precision. This partnership is looking imperious, the Black Caps have gone a little bit flat.
63.3
1
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Williamson.
63.2
.
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
63.1
.
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Southee.
In over# 63
Runs : 0 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 63. no runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 2-169(rr 2.68)
62.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Steven Smith. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
62.5
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.
62.4
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Steven Smith. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
62.3
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
62.2
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Steven Smith. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Southee.
62.1
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Colin de Grandhomme to Steven Smith. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 62
Runs : 5 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 62. 5 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 2-169(rr 2.73)
61.6
1
APPEAL! Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for 1 run, direct hit by de Grandhomme, appeal made for Run Out. Another direct hit from de Grandhomme, his second of the day, but Smith has judged the single well.It's been a quiet start to the session, New Zealand will be keen to create an opening before the second new ball becomes available.
61.5
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Raval.
61.4
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
61.3
1
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Wagner.
61.2
3
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 3 runs.
61.1
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
In over# 61
Runs : 0 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 61. no runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 2-164(rr 2.69)
60.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
60.5
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
60.4
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
60.3
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
60.2
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
60.1
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
In over# 60
Runs : 1 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 60. 1 run. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 2-164(rr 2.73)
59.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
59.5
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
59.4
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
59.3
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
59.2
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Raval.
59.1
1
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Wagner.
In over# 59
Runs : 0 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 59. no runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 2-163(rr 2.76)
58.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
58.5
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Steven Smith. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
58.4
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
58.3
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Steven Smith. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
58.2
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Steven Smith. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
58.1
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Steven Smith. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, mis-timed back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 58
Runs : 3 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 58. 3 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 2-163(rr 2.81)
57.6
1
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
57.5
1
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, shy attempt by Wagner.
57.4
.
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
57.3
1
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
57.2
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
57.1
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
In over# 57
Runs : 5 Bowler: Jeet Raval Wickets : 0
Over 57. 5 runs. Bowler: Jeet Raval. Australia: 2-160(rr 2.81)
56.6
2
Jeet Raval to Marnus Labuschagne. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Nicholls. A very dominant session for the hosts leaves them nicely positioned at 2-160. It was slow going at times with New Zealand staying very disciplined and Smith struggling for rhythm, but Labuschagne kept things ticking along with some attractive strokes. Latham dropped Smith at second slip off Ferguson not long ago, a moment that could prove crucial in this match and series.
56.5
1
Jeet Raval to Steven Smith. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
56.4
.
Jeet Raval to Steven Smith. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
56.3
1
Jeet Raval to Marnus Labuschagne. Leg spinner back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
56.2
.
Jeet Raval to Marnus Labuschagne. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Southee.
56.1
1
Jeet Raval to Steven Smith. Leg spinner short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
In over# 56
Runs : 7 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 56. 7 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 2-155(rr 2.77)
55.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock ball back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
55.5
1
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Williamson.
55.4
4
FOUR! Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Dispatched with impunity, that dropped catch might just have given Smith some extra freedom. New Zealand need something special here.
55.3
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
55.2
2
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock ball back of a length, to leg on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Ferguson.
55.1
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Santner.
In over# 55
Runs : 5 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 0
Over 55. 5 runs. Bowler: Lockie Ferguson. Australia: 2-148(rr 2.69)
54.6
.
Lockie Ferguson to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
54.5
.
Lockie Ferguson to Marnus Labuschagne. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
54.4
.
Lockie Ferguson to Marnus Labuschagne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
54.3
.
Lockie Ferguson to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Raval.
54.2
4
FOUR! Lockie Ferguson to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Labuschagne picks the length early so is able to rock back and spank this in front of square. That's ten boundaries now for the number three, he has been fluent all afternoon.
54.1
1
Lockie Ferguson to Steven Smith. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
In over# 54
Runs : 3 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 54. 3 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 2-143(rr 2.65)
53.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
53.5
.
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, run save by de Grandhomme.
53.4
2
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Williamson.
53.3
1
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to silly mid on for 1 run, fielded by Santner.
53.2
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock ball full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
53.1
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 53
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 0
Over 53. 4 runs. Bowler: Lockie Ferguson. Australia: 2-140(rr 2.64)
52.6
1
Lockie Ferguson to Steven Smith. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, outside edge to short third man for 1 run, dropped catch by Latham, fielded by Taylor. Put down, heartbreak for Ferguson. Smith has a wild slash and the edge soars quickly to second slip where Latham can only palm it away. It seemed like he didn't quite pick up the pink ball properly as it flew towards him. That could be a massive moment in this series.
52.5
.
Lockie Ferguson to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
52.4
.
Lockie Ferguson to Steven Smith. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
52.3
3
Lockie Ferguson to Marnus Labuschagne. Half volley, off stump on the front foot working, well timed to deep square leg for 3 runs.
52.2
.
Lockie Ferguson to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
52.1
.
Lockie Ferguson to Marnus Labuschagne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
In over# 52
Runs : 2 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 52. 2 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 2-136(rr 2.62)
51.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
51.5
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
51.4
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
51.3
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
51.2
2
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock ball back of a length, middle stump on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Wagner.
51.1
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
In over# 51
Runs : 4 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 51. 4 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 2-134(rr 2.63)
50.6
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
50.5
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to mid wicket for no runs, run save by Wagner.
50.4
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Glorious shot, hammering the ball back past the bowler with supreme grace. Labuschagne looks to be in pristine form.
50.3
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
50.2
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
50.1
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
In over# 50
Runs : 5 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 0
Over 50. 5 runs. Bowler: Lockie Ferguson. Australia: 2-130(rr 2.60)
49.6
.
Lockie Ferguson to Steven Smith. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
49.5
1
Lockie Ferguson to Marnus Labuschagne. Half volley, off stump on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
49.4
.
Lockie Ferguson to Marnus Labuschagne. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
49.3
.
Lockie Ferguson to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
49.2
.
Lockie Ferguson to Marnus Labuschagne. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
49.1
4
FOUR! Lockie Ferguson to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past third man for 4 runs. Clever batting, carving the ball over the cordon with elegance. That brings up yet another Test fifty for Labuschagne, his amazing year continues.
In over# 49
Runs : 1 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 49. 1 run. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 2-125(rr 2.55)
48.6
.
Tim Southee to Steven Smith. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
48.5
.
Tim Southee to Steven Smith. Out-swinging length ball, wide outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
48.4
1
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
48.3
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
48.2
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs.
48.1
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Raval.
In over# 48
Runs : 2 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 0
Over 48. 2 runs. Bowler: Lockie Ferguson. Australia: 2-124(rr 2.58)
47.6
1
APPEAL! Lockie Ferguson to Marnus Labuschagne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for 1 run, direct hit by de Grandhomme, appeal made for Run Out. Lazy running by Labuschagne almost gets him in trouble with de Grandhomme alert to an opportunity. In the end a dive saves the batsman's blushes.
47.5
.
Lockie Ferguson to Marnus Labuschagne. Yorker, off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
47.4
.
Lockie Ferguson to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
47.3
1
Lockie Ferguson to Steven Smith. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
47.2
.
Lockie Ferguson to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
47.1
.
Lockie Ferguson to Steven Smith. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
In over# 47
Runs : 0 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 47. no runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 2-122(rr 2.60)
46.6
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
46.5
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs.
46.4
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.
46.3
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Raval.
46.2
.
APPEAL! Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to gully for no runs, fielded by Nicholls, appeal made for L.B.W. Stronger shout this time but still height is an issue. There is some nip for Southee though, that will boost his spirits.
46.1
.
APPEAL! Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Raval, appeal made for L.B.W. Strangled appeal, it was way too high and the umpire isn't interested.
In over# 46
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 46. 4 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 2-122(rr 2.65)
45.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
45.5
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
45.4
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
45.3
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Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
45.2
4
FOUR! Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Delightful stroke, probably the shot of the day with Smith's rubbery wrists coming to the fore. There was only a small gap between mid wicket and mid on and he found it perfectly.
45.1
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Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by Raval.
In over# 45
Runs : 8 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 45. 8 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 2-118(rr 2.62)
44.6
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Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
44.5
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Southee drops slightly short for the second time in the over and Labuschagne is on it in a flash. Australia just starting to regain some momentum as the shadows lengthen across the field.
44.4
1
Tim Southee to Steven Smith. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Wagner.
44.3
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Tim Southee to Steven Smith. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
44.2
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Tim Southee to Steven Smith. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump moves in front shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
44.1
3
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed to deep mid wicket for 3 runs, fielded by Wagner.
In over# 44
Runs : 0 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 44. no runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 2-110(rr 2.50)
43.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
43.5
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
43.4
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
43.3
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Santner.
43.2
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
43.1
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Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 43
Runs : 4 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 43. 4 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 2-110(rr 2.56)
42.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling. Time for a well deserved drink in Perth as the sun continues to beat down. Australia haven't lost a wicket since tea but New Zealand have kept things really tight with some disciplined bowling.
42.5
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme, fielded by Williamson.
42.4
4
FOUR! Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, off stump on the front foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. De Grandhomme might just be starting to tire in the heat as he drifts too straight to Labuschagne. It's precious runs for the hosts with the scoring rate slow in Perth.
42.3
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
42.2
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
42.1
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 42
Runs : 1 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 42. 1 run. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 2-106(rr 2.52)
41.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
41.5
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Southee.
41.4
.
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
41.3
1
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run.
41.2
.
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
41.1
.
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
In over# 41
Runs : 4 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 41. 4 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 2-105(rr 2.56)
40.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
40.5
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
40.4
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Steven Smith. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
40.3
4
FOUR! Colin de Grandhomme to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front working, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs. Finally Smith is able to get one away, albeit off the inside edge. He took it from well outside off stump in typical Smith style.
40.2
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs.
40.1
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Steven Smith. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 40
Runs : 1 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 40. 1 run. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 2-101(rr 2.52)
39.6
.
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Latham.
39.5
.
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
39.4
1
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Short, down leg side on the back foot pushing, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
39.3
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
39.2
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
39.1
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Raval.
In over# 39
Runs : 2 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 39. 2 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 2-100(rr 2.56)
38.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
38.5
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Steven Smith. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
38.4
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Steven Smith. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump moves in front shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
38.3
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
38.2
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Steven Smith. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
38.1
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Wagner.
In over# 38
Runs : 1 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 38. 1 run. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 2-98(rr 2.58)
37.6
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
37.5
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
37.4
1
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Santner.
37.3
.
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
37.2
.
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
37.1
.
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 37
Runs : 0 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 37. no runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 2-97(rr 2.62)
36.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme. Smith looks a bit out of sorts, he is clearly struggling for rhythm. Australia need him to fight through this period, it will get easier the longer he is out there.
36.5
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Steven Smith. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump moves in front defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
36.4
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Steven Smith. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
36.3
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
36.2
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Steven Smith. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Raval.
36.1
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Steven Smith. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump moves in front shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 36
Runs : 1 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 36. 1 run. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 2-97(rr 2.69)
35.6
.
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
35.5
.
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. In-swinging yorker, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Raval.
35.4
.
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, middle stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
35.3
.
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
35.2
1
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson.
35.1
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Raval.
In over# 35
Runs : 4 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 35. 4 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 2-96(rr 2.74)
34.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
34.5
4
FOUR! Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Labuschagne has been patiently leaving the ball alone outside off stump but this one is too full to resist. He nails his drive and threads it through the small gap in the covers. Australia building nicely towards three figures.
34.4
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
34.3
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
34.2
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
34.1
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 34
Runs : 1 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 34. 1 run. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 2-92(rr 2.71)
33.6
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling. This is a really tense battle between Smith and Wagner, you can see New Zealand are desperate to get him out early. Gripping Test cricket.
33.5
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
33.4
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Short, down leg side on the back foot Fended, Spliced to point for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
33.3
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
33.2
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
33.1
1
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, thick edge to cover for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
In over# 33
Runs : 0 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 0
Over 33. no runs. Bowler: Lockie Ferguson. Australia: 2-91(rr 2.76)
32.6
.
Lockie Ferguson to Steven Smith. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
32.5
.
Lockie Ferguson to Steven Smith. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, run save by Raval, shy attempt by Raval.
32.4
.
Lockie Ferguson to Steven Smith. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
32.3
.
Lockie Ferguson to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
32.2
.
Lockie Ferguson to Steven Smith. Seaming away back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
32.1
.
Lockie Ferguson to Steven Smith. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
In over# 32
Runs : 1 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 32. 1 run. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 2-91(rr 2.84)
31.6
.
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Southee.
31.5
1
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Length ball, off stump moves in front working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
31.4
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
31.3
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
31.2
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. In-swinging length ball, off stump moves in front defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
31.1
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. In-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 31
Runs : 1 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 0
Over 31. 1 run. Bowler: Lockie Ferguson. Australia: 2-90(rr 2.90)
30.6
.
Lockie Ferguson to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
30.5
1
Lockie Ferguson to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Wagner.
30.4
.
Lockie Ferguson to Steven Smith. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
30.3
.
Lockie Ferguson to Steven Smith. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
30.2
.
Lockie Ferguson to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
30.1
.
Lockie Ferguson to Steven Smith. Length ball, off stump on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 30
Runs : 5 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 30. 5 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 2-89(rr 2.97)
29.6
4
FOUR! Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. That's a loose stroke leaving Wagner with his hands on his head and a wry smile. Labuschagne was playing well away from his body there but it scooted safely along the ground.
29.5
.
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. In-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
29.4
.
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
29.3
1
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
29.2
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. In-swinging length ball, to leg moves in front working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Raval.
29.1
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 29
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 0
Over 29. 4 runs. Bowler: Lockie Ferguson. Australia: 2-84(rr 2.90)
28.6
.
Lockie Ferguson to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
28.5
.
Lockie Ferguson to Marnus Labuschagne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
28.4
4
FOUR! Lockie Ferguson to Marnus Labuschagne. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. That's a gift and Labuschagne gratefully accepts it with a slap down the ground. That's three boundaries now for Australia's number three as he moves into the twenties.
28.3
.
Lockie Ferguson to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
28.2
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Lockie Ferguson to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
28.1
.
Lockie Ferguson to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 28
Runs : 4 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 28. 4 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 2-80(rr 2.86)
27.6
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
27.5
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. In-swinging length ball, middle stump moves in front glancing, to leg slip for no runs, run save by Southee.
27.4
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
27.3
3
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep cover for 3 runs, fielded by Santner.
27.2
1
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson.
27.1
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 27
Runs : 1 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 27. 1 run. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 2-76(rr 2.81)
26.6
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ferguson. An intriguing start to the Test series with the wicket of Warner completely changing the complexion of things. He was looking in pretty ominous form before a moment of pure brilliance from Wagner sent him on his way. Earlier, Burns battled hard for just short of an hour before being trapped LBW by de Grandhomme, although replays suggest it was slipping down leg. New Zealand will be in good spirits at the break, while Australia will be hoping for a big partnership from Smith and Labuschagne through the middle session.
26.5
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.
26.4
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
26.3
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
26.2
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
26.1
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
26.1
1
Wide Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Watling.
In over# 26
Runs : 0 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 1
Over 26. no runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 2-75(rr 2.88)
25.6
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
25.5
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. In-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
25.4
W
OUT! Caught & Bowled. Neil Wagner to David Warner. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, mis-timed back to bowler, by Wagner. What a sensational grab, Neil Wagner with a piece of magic to get a huge wicket for the tourists on the stroke of the tea break. Warner was surprised by the length and was through the shot slightly too early, spooning it back very low to the bowler's right hand. Wagner is somehow able to pluck it an inch from the turf to spark wild celebrations from the Black Caps. Amazing athleticism from the left-armer.
25.3
.
Neil Wagner to David Warner. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
25.2
.
Neil Wagner to David Warner. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
25.1
.
Neil Wagner to David Warner. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 25
Runs : 2 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 25. 2 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 1-75(rr 3.00)
24.6
1
Tim Southee to David Warner. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
24.5
1
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson.
24.4
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
24.3
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
24.2
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
24.1
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 24
Runs : 6 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 24. 6 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 1-73(rr 3.04)
23.6
1
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Wagner.
23.5
4
FOUR! Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. There is not much spin on offer at this early stage of the match so Labuschagne is able to get a large stride forward and cream the ball through the covers. This partnership has been watchful and now they are starting to expand.
23.4
.
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
23.3
.
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
23.2
.
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
23.1
1
Mitchell Santner to David Warner. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Wagner.
In over# 23
Runs : 1 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 23. 1 run. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 1-67(rr 2.91)
22.6
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Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
22.5
1
Tim Southee to David Warner. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
22.4
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Tim Southee to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
22.3
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Tim Southee to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
22.2
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Tim Southee to David Warner. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
22.1
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Tim Southee to David Warner. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.
In over# 22
Runs : 1 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 22. 1 run. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 1-66(rr 3.00)
21.6
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Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Raval.
21.5
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Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Southee.
21.4
1
Mitchell Santner to David Warner. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
21.3
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Mitchell Santner to David Warner. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
21.2
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Mitchell Santner to David Warner. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
21.1
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Mitchell Santner to David Warner. Stock ball yorker, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Watling, fielded by Ferguson.
In over# 21
Runs : 1 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 21. 1 run. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 1-65(rr 3.10)
20.6
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Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
20.5
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Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.
20.4
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Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
20.3
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Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
20.2
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Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
20.1
1
Tim Southee to David Warner. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
In over# 20
Runs : 5 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 20. 7 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 1-64(rr 3.20)
19.6
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Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
19.5
1
Mitchell Santner to David Warner. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Wagner.
19.4
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Mitchell Santner to David Warner. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
19.3
4
FOUR! Mitchell Santner to David Warner. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, top edge past third man for 4 runs. That's not entirely convincing from Warner and a bit of encouragement for the spinner in his first over. It was well wide of Taylor at slip but he will feel like he's in the game.
19.2
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Mitchell Santner to David Warner. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
19.1
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Mitchell Santner to David Warner. Stock ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to fine leg for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Watling, fielded by Ferguson.
In over# 19
Runs : 1 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 19. 1 run. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 1-57(rr 3.00)
18.6
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Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
18.5
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Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
18.4
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Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
18.3
1
Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. In-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to cover for 1 run, fielded by Santner, fielded by Latham.
18.2
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Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
18.1
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Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 18
Runs : 5 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 18. 5 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 1-56(rr 3.11)
17.6
4
FOUR! Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Wagner and de Grandhomme have been keeping things really tight and Labuschagne has had to be patient at the start of his innings. This shot shows he is starting to feel more confident though, thumping the ball on the up with impeccable timing to beat the diving Williamson.
17.5
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Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
17.4
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Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
17.3
1
Neil Wagner to David Warner. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to leg gully for 1 run, fielded by Watling.
17.2
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Neil Wagner to David Warner. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
17.1
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Neil Wagner to David Warner. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
In over# 17
Runs : 1 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 17. 1 run. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 1-51(rr 3.00)
16.6
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Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
16.5
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Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
16.4
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Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
16.3
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Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
16.2
1
Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
16.1
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Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 16
Runs : 2 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 16. 2 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 1-50(rr 3.12)
15.6
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Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
15.5
2
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Santner.
15.4
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Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
15.3
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Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
15.2
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Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
15.1
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Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 15
Runs : 1 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 15. 1 run. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 1-48(rr 3.20)
14.6
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Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
14.5
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Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
14.5
1
No ball Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. In-swinging yorker, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
14.4
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Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
14.3
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Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. Length ball, wide outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
14.2
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Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
14.1
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Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 14
Runs : 7 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 14. 7 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 1-47(rr 3.36)
13.6
2
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Raval.
13.5
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Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
13.4
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Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
13.3
3
Neil Wagner to David Warner. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, well timed to deep mid wicket for 3 runs, fielded by Ferguson.
13.2
1
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. In-swinging back of a length, to leg on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson.
13.1
1
Neil Wagner to David Warner. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson.
In over# 13
Runs : 1 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 1
Over 13. 1 run. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 1-40(rr 3.08)
12.6
W
OUT! L.B.W. Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Seaming in length ball, off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to. Up goes the finger, that's the moment that New Zealand have been striving for and it's de Grandhomme who provides the inspiration. Burns seemed to be expecting it to swing away from him but it just carried on tailing into the right-hander and struck him plumb in front. Easy decision for Aleem Dar in his record-breaking 129th Test.Drinks will taste much sweeter for New Zealand now. Replays have in fact shown that the LBW was missing leg stump so that's the touch of fortune they needed after a luckless first hour.
12.5
1
Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
12.4
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Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
12.3
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Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
12.2
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Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
12.1
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Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, wide outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 12
Runs : 2 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 12. 2 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 0-39(rr 3.25)
11.6
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APPEAL! Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, hit pad to point for no runs, fielded by Santner, appeal made for L.B.W.
11.5
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Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
11.4
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Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
11.3
1
Neil Wagner to David Warner. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
11.2
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Neil Wagner to David Warner. Seaming away length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, thick edge to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Raval.
11.1
1
Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 11
Runs : 0 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 11. no runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 0-37(rr 3.36)
10.6
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Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
10.5
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Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, run save by Santner.
10.4
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Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bottom edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
10.3
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Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
10.2
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Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
10.1
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Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
In over# 10
Runs : 0 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 10. no runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 0-37(rr 3.70)
9.6
.
APPEAL! Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. In-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, hit pad to second slip for no runs, fielded by Southee, appeal made for L.B.W. Loud appeal as Wagner gets one to hoop back into the right-hander but the bounce would've taken it over the top of the stumps.
9.5
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Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Latham.
9.4
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Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. In-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
9.3
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Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
9.2
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Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
9.1
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Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
In over# 9
Runs : 4 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 9. 4 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 0-37(rr 4.11)
8.6
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Tim Southee to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
8.5
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Tim Southee to David Warner. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
8.4
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Tim Southee to David Warner. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
8.3
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to David Warner. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Warner is really starting to take command out there as the runs flow for Australia. He had to stretch to reach this but did so with poise.
8.2
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Tim Southee to David Warner. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
8.1
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Tim Southee to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
In over# 8
Runs : 9 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 0
Over 8. 9 runs. Bowler: Lockie Ferguson. Australia: 0-33(rr 4.12)
7.6
1
Lockie Ferguson to David Warner. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
7.5
3
Lockie Ferguson to Joe Burns. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep extra cover for 3 runs, fielded by Williamson.
7.4
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Lockie Ferguson to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
7.3
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Lockie Ferguson to Joe Burns. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
7.2
1
Lockie Ferguson to David Warner. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Wagner.
7.1
4
FOUR! Lockie Ferguson to David Warner. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep cover for 4 runs. Warner spots the width and throws his hands at it with alacrity. It was airborne for a while but safely into a gap. Ferguson's first spell in Test cricket is proving to be expensive.
In over# 7
Runs : 0 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 7. no runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 0-24(rr 3.43)
6.6
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Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
6.5
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Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
6.4
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Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
6.3
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Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
6.2
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Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
6.1
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Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, shy attempt by Southee. Hello, a little bit of spice early in proceedings. Southee flings the ball back at the batsman for no apparent reason and then marches back to the top of his mark without offering an apology. I'm not sure Burns it too happy with that.
In over# 6
Runs : 6 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 0
Over 6. 6 runs. Bowler: Lockie Ferguson. Australia: 0-24(rr 4.00)
5.6
4
FOUR! Lockie Ferguson to David Warner. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. That is where Warner loves it, in the slot for him to unleash a crunching drive that zips quickly to the rope. The ball made a wonderful echo as it pinged off the bat. Ominous signs for New Zealand.
5.5
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Lockie Ferguson to David Warner. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
5.4
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Lockie Ferguson to David Warner. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
5.3
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Lockie Ferguson to David Warner. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
5.2
2
Lockie Ferguson to David Warner. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Wagner.
5.1
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Lockie Ferguson to David Warner. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Raval.
In over# 5
Runs : 0 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 5. no runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 0-18(rr 3.60)
4.6
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Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
4.5
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Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
4.4
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Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
4.3
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Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
4.2
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Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
4.1
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Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 4
Runs : 5 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 0
Over 4. 10 runs. Bowler: Lockie Ferguson. Australia: 0-18(rr 4.50)
3.6
1
Lockie Ferguson to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, outside edge to short third man for 1 run, mis-fielded by Latham, fielded by Taylor.
3.5
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Lockie Ferguson to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Ferguson, fielded by Raval.
3.4
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Lockie Ferguson to Joe Burns. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, hit pad to gully for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
3.3
4
FOUR! Lockie Ferguson to Joe Burns. Half volley, to leg on the front foot working, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. That's the kind of delivery that every opener dreams of receiving when they are yet to get off the mark. Burns has looked a little bit unsure but this will help to settle him down.
3.2
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Lockie Ferguson to Joe Burns. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
3.1
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Lockie Ferguson to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
3.1
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Wide Lockie Ferguson to Joe Burns. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to fine leg for 5 runs.
In over# 3
Runs : 6 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 3. 6 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 0-8(rr 2.67)
2.6
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to David Warner. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs, fielded by Williamson, fielded by Santner. Warner is quick to pounce on the overpitched delivery and he sprints back for an all-run four. The left-hander looks really positive in these early exchanges with not much on offer for the bowlers.
2.5
.
Tim Southee to David Warner. Yorker, to leg on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
2.4
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Tim Southee to David Warner. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
2.3
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Tim Southee to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
2.2
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Tim Southee to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, to leg on the front foot working, hit pad to point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
2.1
2
Tim Southee to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Wagner.
In over# 2
Runs : 1 Bowler: Lockie Ferguson Wickets : 0
Over 2. 1 run. Bowler: Lockie Ferguson. Australia: 0-2(rr 1.00)
1.6
.
Lockie Ferguson to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
1.5
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Lockie Ferguson to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
1.4
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Lockie Ferguson to Joe Burns. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
1.3
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Lockie Ferguson to Joe Burns. Back of a length, wide outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
1.2
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Lockie Ferguson to Joe Burns. Half volley, wide outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
1.1
1
Lockie Ferguson to David Warner. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Wagner.
In over# 1
Runs : 1 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 1. 1 run. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 0-1(rr 1.00)
0.6
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Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
0.5
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Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Santner.
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Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.
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Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
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Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
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NEW BALL. Tim Southee to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot dropped, to silly mid off for 1 run, fielded by Santner.
-1.0
Start of Australia Innings. Welcome to coverage of the First Test between Australia and New Zealand at Optus Stadium in Perth. It is baking hot in Western Australia today, perfect conditions to start this much anticipated series between two high quality sides. The Black Caps have travelled across the Tasman Sea on the back of an impressive victory over England, however their Antipodean neighbours are an extremely tough proposition in their own backyard. Pace and bounce are expected to be features of the pitch over the next five days, so Lockie Ferguson will be exciting to watch on debut when he gets the ball in hand. The hosts have the luxury of naming an unchanged side from their previous Test against Pakistan and Tim Paine has no hesitation in electing to bat upon winning the toss. He will be confident of posting a big total with plenty of the Aussie batsmen in prime form. Kane Williamson will be without Trent Boult who was unable to recover from injury in time, a massive loss for the Kiwis.
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Start of Innings. Welcome to coverage of the First Test between Australia and New Zealand at Optus Stadium in Perth. It is baking hot in Western Australia today, perfect conditions to start this much anticipated series between two high quality sides. The Black Caps have travelled across the Tasman Sea on the back of an impressive victory over England, however their Antipodean neighbours are an extremely tough proposition in their own backyard. Pace and bounce are expected to be features of the pitch over the next five days, so Lockie Ferguson will be exciting to watch on debut when he gets the ball in hand. The hosts have the luxury of naming an unchanged side from their previous Test against Pakistan and Tim Paine has no hesitation in electing to bat upon winning the toss. He will be confident of posting a big total with plenty of the Aussie batsmen in prime form. Kane Williamson will be without Trent Boult who was unable to recover from injury in time, a massive loss for the Kiwis.
-1.0
Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
-1.0
Teams will be announced at the toss
Over 56. no runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 10-166(rr 2.96)
55.2
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OUT! Caught (Sub). Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to point. It was only a matter of time before Southee went for a big stroke. Lyon is able to entice him down the pitch and the sub fielder Neser settles under the simple catch.That was a thoroughly impressive bowling display by Australia. Despite losing Josh Hazlewood to injury they were able to secure a 250 run lead thanks to a ferocious five-wicket haul by Mitchell Starc, backed up by the dependable Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon. New Zealand needed Ross Taylor to go big after getting to fifty but he was worked over by the spinner in an engrossing battle. The hosts have decided not to enforce the follow-on and will have one over to face before tea.
55.1
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Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Paine.
Over 55. no runs. Bowler: Marnus Labuschagne. New Zealand: 9-166(rr 3.02)
54.6
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Marnus Labuschagne to Lockie Ferguson. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
54.5
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Marnus Labuschagne to Lockie Ferguson. Leg spinner back of a length, middle stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
54.4
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OUT! Bowled. Marnus Labuschagne to Mitchell Santner. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to. What a ripper, Labuschagne gets one to rag viciously back through the gate. Santner was aiming an ambitious drive through the covers and ended up losing his off stump. Australia on the verge of securing a massive first innings lead.
54.3
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Marnus Labuschagne to Mitchell Santner. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
54.2
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Marnus Labuschagne to Mitchell Santner. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wade.
54.1
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Marnus Labuschagne to Mitchell Santner. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
Over 54. no runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 8-166(rr 3.07)
53.6
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Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by Smith.
53.5
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Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
53.4
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Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to point for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
53.3
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Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
53.2
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Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, inside edge to first slip for no runs, fielded by Smith.
53.1
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Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
In over# 53
Runs : 0 Bowler: Marnus Labuschagne Wickets : 0
Over 53. 1 run. Bowler: Marnus Labuschagne. New Zealand: 8-166(rr 3.13)
52.6
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Marnus Labuschagne to Mitchell Santner. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to first slip for no runs, fielded by Smith.
52.5
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APPEAL! Marnus Labuschagne to Mitchell Santner. Leg spinner full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed back to bowler for no runs, direct hit by Labuschagne, appeal made for Run Out. Clever work by Labuschagne to deflect the ball onto the non-striker's stumps but Southee was aware to the danger.
52.4
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Marnus Labuschagne to Mitchell Santner. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, hit pad to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Paine, fielded by Smith.
52.3
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Marnus Labuschagne to Tim Southee. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Burns.
52.2
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Marnus Labuschagne to Tim Southee. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Wade.
52.1
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Marnus Labuschagne to Tim Southee. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Wade.
In over# 52
Runs : 3 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 52. 3 runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 8-165(rr 3.17)
51.6
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Nathan Lyon to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
51.5
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Nathan Lyon to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wade.
51.4
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Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to third man for 3 runs.
51.3
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Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, to point for no runs.
51.2
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Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Head.
51.1
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Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wade.
In over# 51
Runs : 0 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 0
Over 51. no runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 8-162(rr 3.18)
50.6
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Mitchell Starc to Mitchell Santner. Half volley, off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
50.5
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Mitchell Starc to Mitchell Santner. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Starc.
50.4
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Mitchell Starc to Mitchell Santner. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
50.3
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Mitchell Starc to Mitchell Santner. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Starc.
50.2
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Mitchell Starc to Mitchell Santner. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Warner.
50.1
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Mitchell Starc to Mitchell Santner. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
In over# 50
Runs : 4 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 50. 4 runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 8-162(rr 3.24)
49.6
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Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
49.5
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Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
49.4
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Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to first slip for no runs, fielded by Smith.
49.3
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge past third man for 4 runs. Chopped past slip, Southee off the mark in unconvincing style. New Zealand will take the runs however they come.
49.2
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Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
49.1
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Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
Over 49. 2 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 8-158(rr 3.22)
48.6
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Mitchell Starc to Mitchell Santner. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
48.5
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Mitchell Starc to Mitchell Santner. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
48.4
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Mitchell Starc to Tim Southee. Back of a length, down leg side moves in front glancing, hit pad to fine leg for 1 run.
48.3
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Mitchell Starc to Tim Southee. Short, down leg side moves in front pulling, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
48.2
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Mitchell Starc to Tim Southee. Short, down leg side moves in front Fended, hit body to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
48.1
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Mitchell Starc to Mitchell Santner. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Labuschagne.
In over# 48
Runs : 1 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 48. 1 run. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 8-156(rr 3.25)
47.6
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Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs.
47.5
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Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Smith.
47.4
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Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to leg slip for no runs, fielded by Wade.
47.3
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Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wade.
47.2
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Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs.
47.1
1
Nathan Lyon to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to short fine leg for 1 run.
Over 47. 8 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 8-155(rr 3.30)
46.6
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OUT! Caught. Mitchell Starc to Colin de Grandhomme. Short, down leg side on the back foot Fended, hit helmet to second slip, by Smith. Prolonged appeal, the umpire takes his time and eventually the finger goes up. De Grandhomme is a bit shaken up, it was a brutal delivery but he looks confident in asking for the review. The evidence seems to suggest that it just came off the helmet and nothing else, however the third umpire says he doesn't have sufficient proof it didn't touch the glove. Interesting call, the Kiwis won't like it at all. Starc has five wickets though, a terrific effort by the left-armer.
46.5
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Mitchell Starc to Colin de Grandhomme. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
46.4
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Colin de Grandhomme. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot driving, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Thrashed off the back foot, another quality stroke by de Grandhomme. Starc doesn't look too impressed though, he wants his fifth wicket.
46.3
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Colin de Grandhomme. Short, middle stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Swatted with disdain, that made a gorgeous sound off the bat. It seemed like de Grandhomme had all the time in the world to play that even though Starc is bowling at high pace.
46.2
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Mitchell Starc to Colin de Grandhomme. Short, to leg on the back foot Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by Warner.
46.1
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Mitchell Starc to Colin de Grandhomme. Length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Starc.
In over# 46
Runs : 0 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 1
Over 46. no runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 7-147(rr 3.20)
45.6
W
OUT! Caught. Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to first slip, by Smith. Got him, right on the stroke of drinks that is a fantastic time for Australia to strike. Lyon has been all over Taylor is this spell, challenging both edges in a skilful and accurate display of spin bowling. The Kiwi number four tentatively pokes at this one and it settles in the bucket hands of Smith.That was a great first hour for Australia leaving New Zealand in the mire. They still trail by 269 runs and only have three first innings wickets remaining.
45.5
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Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Head.
45.4
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Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
45.3
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APPEAL! Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, run save by Head, direct hit by Head, appeal made for Run Out. Sharp work by Head, electric fielding.
45.2
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Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
45.1
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Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
In over# 45
Runs : 3 Bowler: Marnus Labuschagne Wickets : 0
Over 45. 3 runs. Bowler: Marnus Labuschagne. New Zealand: 6-147(rr 3.27)
44.6
1
Marnus Labuschagne to Ross Taylor. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Head.
44.5
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Marnus Labuschagne to Ross Taylor. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Wade.
44.4
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Marnus Labuschagne to Ross Taylor. Top spinning back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Warner.
44.3
1
Marnus Labuschagne to Colin de Grandhomme. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Head.
44.2
1
Marnus Labuschagne to Ross Taylor. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Head.
44.1
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Marnus Labuschagne to Ross Taylor. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
Over 44. 4 runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 6-144(rr 3.27)
43.6
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Nathan Lyon to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Wade. Lyon is starting to settle into a nice rhythm, he looked very threatening in that over.
43.5
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Nathan Lyon to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, hit body to short leg for no runs, fielded by Paine.
43.4
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Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, thick edge to short third man for 1 run.
43.3
1
Nathan Lyon to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Burns.
43.2
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Nathan Lyon to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
43.1
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Nathan Lyon to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, thick edge to third man for 2 runs.
In over# 43
Runs : 0 Bowler: Marnus Labuschagne Wickets : 0
Over 43. 1 run. Bowler: Marnus Labuschagne. New Zealand: 6-140(rr 3.26)
42.6
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Marnus Labuschagne to Ross Taylor. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Warner.
42.5
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Marnus Labuschagne to Ross Taylor. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Wade.
42.4
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Marnus Labuschagne to Ross Taylor. Leg spinner back of a length, off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Paine.
42.3
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Marnus Labuschagne to Ross Taylor. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
42.2
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Marnus Labuschagne to Ross Taylor. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
42.1
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Marnus Labuschagne to Colin de Grandhomme. Leg spinner full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
In over# 42
Runs : 0 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 42. 1 run. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 6-139(rr 3.31)
41.6
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Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Head.
41.5
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Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump moves in front sweeping, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Wade, fielded by Labuschagne.
41.4
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Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
41.3
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Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
41.2
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Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
41.1
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Nathan Lyon to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to long on for 1 run.
Over 41. 4 runs. Bowler: Marnus Labuschagne. New Zealand: 6-138(rr 3.37)
40.6
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Marnus Labuschagne to Ross Taylor. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Warner.
40.5
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Marnus Labuschagne to Ross Taylor. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Warner.
40.4
1
Marnus Labuschagne to Colin de Grandhomme. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Head.
40.3
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Marnus Labuschagne to Colin de Grandhomme. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
40.2
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Marnus Labuschagne to Ross Taylor. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Head.
40.1
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Marnus Labuschagne to Ross Taylor. Leg spinner short, middle stump on the back foot pulling, well timed to deep square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Cummins.
Over 40. 5 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 6-134(rr 3.35)
39.6
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FOUR! Pat Cummins to Colin de Grandhomme. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. A rare pitched up delivery and de Grandhomme doesn't hold back, hammering the ball down the ground with aplomb. These two batsmen are going to be aggressive for the Kiwis, this is really entertaining stuff.
39.5
1
Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Head.
39.4
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Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
39.3
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Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
39.2
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Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
39.1
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Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
Over 39. 6 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 6-129(rr 3.31)
38.6
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Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, mis-timed to square leg for 1 run.
38.5
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Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Short, to leg on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
38.4
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FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Taylor has tried to play this shot a few times already today without much success, this time he absolutely crunches it to the rope. Fighting fire with fire.
38.3
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Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Short, down leg side on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
38.2
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Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Short, down leg side on the back foot hooking, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
38.1
1
Mitchell Starc to Colin de Grandhomme. Short, to leg on the back foot Steer, Gloved to short third man for 1 run, mis-fielded by Smith.
In over# 38
Runs : 4 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 1
Over 38. 4 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 6-123(rr 3.24)
37.6
3
Pat Cummins to Colin de Grandhomme. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep cover for 3 runs, fielded by Wade.
37.5
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Pat Cummins to Colin de Grandhomme. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
37.4
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Pat Cummins to Colin de Grandhomme. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
37.3
W
OUT! Bowled. Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to. Breakthrough, that will make Paine feel a lot better about the missed run-out. Cummins is the man for Australia, probing away in good areas to cause indecision from the batsman. Watling was slightly late in bringing his bat down due to the extreme pace on the ball and it cannoned into leg stump via the blade.
37.2
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Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
37.1
1
Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Length ball, off stump on the front foot glancing, hit pad to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
In over# 37
Runs : 3 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 0
Over 37. 3 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 5-119(rr 3.22)
36.6
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Mitchell Starc to BJ Watling. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
36.5
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Mitchell Starc to BJ Watling. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Warner.
36.4
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Mitchell Starc to BJ Watling. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid on for no runs.
36.3
2
Mitchell Starc to BJ Watling. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to long off for 2 runs, fielded by Wade.
36.2
1
Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
36.1
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Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, hit pad to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Head.
In over# 36
Runs : 4 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Over 36. 4 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 5-116(rr 3.22)
35.6
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Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Head.
35.5
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Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
35.4
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Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
35.3
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Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
35.2
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Watling compounds Australia's woes with a pristine on-drive that rockets to the fence.
35.1
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Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Warner.
In over# 35
Runs : 2 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 0
Over 35. 2 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 5-112(rr 3.20)
34.6
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Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
34.5
1
Mitchell Starc to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Lyon.
34.4
1
Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot driving, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Lyon, by Paine. Early drama and a big chance goes begging for Australia. Taylor's batting in this innings has been brilliant but his running between the wickets leaves a lot to be desired. He sells Watling short to leave him stranded, all Paine has to do is gather cleanly and he fumbles it. It wasn't the easiest throw to collect from Lyon, he really should've done better though.
34.3
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Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Short, down leg side on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
34.2
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Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
34.1
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Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
In over# 34
Runs : 0 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Over 34. no runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 5-110(rr 3.24)
33.6
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Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
33.5
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Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
33.4
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Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid wicket for no runs.
33.3
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Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs.
33.2
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Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to point for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
33.1
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Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Head.
In over# 33
Runs : 1 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 0
Over 33. 1 run. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 5-110(rr 3.33)
32.6
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Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
32.5
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Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, hit pad to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
32.4
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Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
32.3
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Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Short, to leg on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
32.2
1
Mitchell Starc to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Lyon.
32.1
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Mitchell Starc to BJ Watling. Full toss, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs.
In over# 32
Runs : 8 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Welcome to coverage of Day Three of the First Test between Australia and New Zealand at Optus Stadium. The hosts are in a very strong position thanks to Mitchell Starc's ferocious burst late last evening, however they have had some bad news overnight with Josh Hazlewood unable to bowl for the rest of the match. That means the plan for Ross Taylor and BJ Watling this afternoon will be to bat long and force the rest of the Aussie attack to come back for third and fourth spells in the Perth heat.
Over 32. 8 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 5-109(rr 3.41)
31.6
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, well timed past long on for 4 runs. A sumptuous piece of timing by Taylor to finish the day in style.That was a fantastic final session, pure excitement from start to finish and the result is a great position for Australia. They took five New Zealand wickets to leave the tourists really struggling as they still trail by 307 runs heading into Day Three. Ross Taylor has stood firm for the Black Caps, counter-attacking for an unbeaten 66, and they will need him to go big tomorrow. Mitchell Starc was sublime under lights, working up a serious pace to ruffle feathers and snaffle four wickets. That all came after a relatively sedate afternoon where scoring was slow, but Tim Paine's plan worked perfectly as they forced tiredness on the tourists.
31.5
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Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, inside edge to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Wade.
31.4
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Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
31.3
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Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
31.2
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement driving, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Drama late in the day as Taylor wafts needlessly and the ball sails wide of second slip.
31.1
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Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs.
In over# 31
Runs : 3 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 0
Over 31. 3 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 5-101(rr 3.26)
30.6
.
Mitchell Starc to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
30.5
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Mitchell Starc to BJ Watling. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Starc.
30.4
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Mitchell Starc to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
30.3
1
Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Short, down leg side on the back foot hooking, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
30.2
2
Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot driving, well timed to deep cover for 2 runs.
30.1
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Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot driving, to gully for no runs, fielded by Warner.
In over# 30
Runs : 1 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Hat-trick ball coming up, anticipation builds.
Over 30. 1 run. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 5-98(rr 3.27)
29.6
.
Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
29.5
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Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Wade.
29.4
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Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Yorker, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs.
29.3
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Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
29.2
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Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
29.1
1
Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Half volley, off stump on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Head.
In over# 29
Runs : 7 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 2
Over 29. 7 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 5-97(rr 3.34)
28.6
W
OUT! Bowled. Mitchell Starc to Neil Wagner. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to. Dragged on, two in two for Starc and Optus Stadium erupts with joy. Wagner was just looking to jam his bat down on the ball and only succeeded in helping it onto his stumps. So the nightwatchman can't do his job, gutting for Wagner after his heroics with the ball. Australia have taken control of this Test match now, New Zealand are floundering.
28.5
W
OUT! Caught. Mitchell Starc to Henry Nicholls. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot glancing, inside edge to wicketkeeper, by Paine. Another one for Starc, this is amazing stamina to keep charging in this late in the day. Nicholls has been hopping around the crease, never really looking comfortable, and now he has to trudge off. He might be a bit annoyed with the manner of the dismissal, strangled down the legside, but it's a legitimate plan from Starc with a leg gully and short leg in place. Australia cock-a-hoop.
28.4
2
Mitchell Starc to Henry Nicholls. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot flick, well timed to fine leg for 2 runs, run save by Cummins.
28.3
2
Mitchell Starc to Henry Nicholls. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Cummins.
28.2
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Mitchell Starc to Henry Nicholls. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Starc.
28.1
3
Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot driving, well timed to deep cover for 3 runs, fielded by Lyon.
In over# 28
Runs : 1 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Over 28. 1 run. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 3-90(rr 3.21)
27.6
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Pat Cummins to Henry Nicholls. Length ball, off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
27.5
1
Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Head.
27.4
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Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Head.
27.3
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Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
27.2
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Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
27.1
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Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement working, hit pad to point for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
In over# 27
Runs : 1 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 0
Over 27. 1 run. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 3-89(rr 3.30)
26.6
.
Mitchell Starc to Henry Nicholls. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
26.5
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Mitchell Starc to Henry Nicholls. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
26.4
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Mitchell Starc to Henry Nicholls. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
26.3
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Mitchell Starc to Henry Nicholls. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs.
26.2
1
Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Short, down leg side on the back foot Fended, Spliced to short fine leg for 1 run, shy attempt by Head. That brings up a fighting half century for Ross Taylor. He's had a couple of scares but now he looks determined to make this a big score for the Kiwis.
26.1
.
Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
In over# 26
Runs : 5 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Over 26. 5 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 3-88(rr 3.38)
25.6
1
Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run.
25.5
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Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
25.4
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Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Head.
25.3
2
Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, thick edge to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Warner, fielded by Lyon.
25.2
1
APPEAL! Pat Cummins to Henry Nicholls. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, appeal made for Caught (Sub). Sharp work by Neser the substitute to hit the stumps direct but Taylor makes it to safety with a big dive. Decent effort late in the day.
25.1
1
Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, Gloved to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
In over# 25
Runs : 3 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 0
Over 25. 3 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 3-83(rr 3.32)
24.6
.
Mitchell Starc to Henry Nicholls. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
24.5
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Mitchell Starc to Henry Nicholls. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Head.
24.4
.
Mitchell Starc to Henry Nicholls. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
24.3
1
Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
24.2
2
Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to long off for 2 runs, fielded by Cummins.
24.1
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Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Starc.
In over# 24
Runs : 3 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 24. 3 runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 3-80(rr 3.33)
23.6
.
Nathan Lyon to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Wade.
23.5
2
Nathan Lyon to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Starc.
23.4
.
Nathan Lyon to Henry Nicholls. Off break back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
23.3
1
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
23.2
.
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
23.1
.
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Wade.
In over# 23
Runs : 1 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 1
Over 23. 1 run. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 3-77(rr 3.35)
22.6
.
Mitchell Starc to Henry Nicholls. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
22.5
.
Mitchell Starc to Henry Nicholls. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
22.4
W
OUT! Caught. Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot Steer, outside edge to second slip, by Smith. What a grab, Smith with a moment of pure brilliance to send Williamson on his way. Australia have a staggered slip cordon meaning each fielder has to cover a lot of ground and Smith shows he is more than capable by flinging himself to his right and plucking it with one hand. It was a pretty lazy shot by Williamson, hands away from his body when he could've left it alone. The hosts are delighted.
22.3
.
Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson. Seaming away length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
22.2
1
Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, thick edge to cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Wade.
22.1
.
Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, down leg side no foot movement Leave, hit pad to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
In over# 22
Runs : 5 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 22. 5 runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 2-76(rr 3.45)
21.6
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. Lyon shakes his head in disbelief but Williamson was never in any real danger there, his soft hands mean the ball wouldn't carry to slip. The spinner has been expensive so far.
21.5
.
Nathan Lyon to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Paine.
21.4
.
Nathan Lyon to Kane Williamson. Off break back of a length, to leg on the back foot working, to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Head.
21.3
1
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run.
21.2
.
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Warner.
21.1
.
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
In over# 21
Runs : 0 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 0
Over 21. no runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 2-71(rr 3.38)
20.6
.
Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
20.5
.
Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson. Short, down leg side swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
20.4
.
Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Warner.
20.3
.
Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson. Short, down leg side swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
20.2
.
Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
20.1
.
Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
In over# 20
Runs : 2 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 20. 2 runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 2-71(rr 3.55)
19.6
.
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, inside edge to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Wade.
19.5
.
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
19.4
1
Nathan Lyon to Kane Williamson. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Burns.
19.3
1
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Warner.
19.2
.
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
19.1
.
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Wade.
In over# 19
Runs : 6 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 0
Over 19. 6 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 2-69(rr 3.63)
18.6
2
Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Wade.
18.5
.
Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Head.
18.4
.
Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
18.3
.
Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson. Seaming away length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
18.2
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Gorgeous stroke, one of the best of the day from either side. Not too much wrong with the delivery, Williamson just trusts the bounce and sends it scooting square all along the turf.
18.1
.
Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
In over# 18
Runs : 6 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 18. 6 runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 2-63(rr 3.50)
17.6
1
Nathan Lyon to Kane Williamson. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
17.5
1
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to short fine leg for 1 run, mis-fielded by Paine, fielded by Warner.
17.4
2
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Cummins.
17.3
.
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Wade.
17.2
2
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Head, fielded by Cummins.
17.1
.
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break back of a length, off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
In over# 17
Runs : 4 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Over 17. 4 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 2-57(rr 3.35)
16.6
.
Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
16.5
.
Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
16.4
.
Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Wade.
16.3
.
Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
16.2
.
Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
16.1
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, past third man for 4 runs. This is classic Williamson, opening the face of the blade at the last possible moment to guide it elegantly into a gap. Smith sprints after it and can't quite haul it in.
In over# 16
Runs : 12 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 16. 12 runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 2-53(rr 3.31)
15.6
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past third man for 4 runs. We've seen power, now we see some deft touch from Taylor. Three boundaries from the over, 12 runs and now it is time for drinks.Two wickets in the first two overs of the innings put Australia right on top, but since then things have gone New Zealand's way. Josh Hazlewood pulled up with an injury which was a massive blow and Ross Taylor has started to look imperious. This final passage of play is sure to be vital for the rest of the match.
15.5
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. More fancy footwork from New Zealand's number four and this time he clears mid off comfortably. This is going to be a really exciting passage of play with Taylor looking to attack.
15.4
.
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Wade.
15.3
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. That's been absolutely hammered by Taylor. The sub fielder dives full length to his left to try and pull off a stunner but it was always soaring away from him.
15.2
.
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
15.1
.
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Wade.
In over# 15
Runs : 0 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Over 15. no runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 2-41(rr 2.73)
14.6
.
Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
14.5
.
Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
14.4
.
Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
14.3
.
Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Head.
14.2
.
Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to point for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
14.1
.
Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Wade.
In over# 14
Runs : 4 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 14. 4 runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 2-41(rr 2.93)
13.6
.
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
13.5
.
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
13.4
.
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Wade.
13.3
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Lyon overpitches for the second time in this spell, this time it is Taylor to punish him. Momentum building for the Black Caps as the shadows lengthen in Perth.
13.2
.
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
13.1
.
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Head.
In over# 13
Runs : 1 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Over 13. 1 run. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 2-37(rr 2.85)
12.6
.
Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by Warner.
12.5
.
Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
12.4
.
Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
12.3
.
Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Starc.
12.2
.
Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
12.1
1
Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
In over# 12
Runs : 4 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 12. 4 runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 2-36(rr 3.00)
11.6
.
Nathan Lyon to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Head.
11.5
.
Nathan Lyon to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
11.4
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Nathan Lyon to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
11.3
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Nathan Lyon to Kane Williamson. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
11.2
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Kane Williamson. Off break half volley, wide outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Lyon gives this one a bit too much flight so Williamson is able to crunch it into a gap. There will be turn on offer for the spinner but New Zealand will still look to be positive against him.
11.1
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Nathan Lyon to Kane Williamson. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Head.
In over# 11
Runs : 0 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Over 11. no runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 2-32(rr 2.91)
10.6
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Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
10.5
.
Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
10.4
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Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, Gloved to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Head.
10.3
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Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
10.2
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Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Warner.
10.1
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Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Wade.
In over# 10
Runs : 3 Bowler: Matthew Wade Wickets : 0
Over 10. 3 runs. Bowler: Matthew Wade. New Zealand: 2-32(rr 3.20)
9.6
.
Matthew Wade to Kane Williamson. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Wade.
9.5
1
Matthew Wade to Ross Taylor. Full toss, off stump on the front foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
9.4
1
Matthew Wade to Kane Williamson. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Lyon.
9.3
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Matthew Wade to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Head.
9.2
1
Matthew Wade to Ross Taylor. Full toss, down leg side on the front foot flick, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
9.1
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Matthew Wade to Ross Taylor. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
In over# 9
Runs : 5 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Over 9. 5 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 2-29(rr 3.22)
8.6
.
Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
8.5
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Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Head.
8.4
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson. Length ball, off stump on the front foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Tickled fine, Williamson uses the pace expertly to pick up his third boundary. The pressure is easing on the batsmen with every delivery that is successfully negotiated.
8.3
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Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Wade.
8.2
.
Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
8.1
1
Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
In over# 8
Runs : 5 Bowler: Matthew Wade Wickets : 0
Over 8. 5 runs. Bowler: Matthew Wade. New Zealand: 2-24(rr 3.00)
7.6
1
Matthew Wade to Ross Taylor. Out-swinging yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Lyon.
7.5
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Matthew Wade to Ross Taylor. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
7.4
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Matthew Wade to Ross Taylor. Full toss, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs.
7.3
4
FOUR! Matthew Wade to Ross Taylor. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Easy pickings for Taylor, he has plenty of time to rock back and smash the ball to the fence. Wade doesn't quite have the same pace as Cummins or Starc.
7.2
.
Matthew Wade to Ross Taylor. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
7.1
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Matthew Wade to Ross Taylor. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
In over# 7
Runs : 7 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 0
Here's something no one would have expected, Matt Wade on for a trundle in the eighth over.
Over 7. 7 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 2-19(rr 2.71)
6.6
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Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
6.5
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Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
6.4
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Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Wade.
6.3
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Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by Warner.
6.2
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. That's a quality shot, certainly the best we've seen from New Zealand so far. It had enough width for Williamson to throw his hands at it, a real statement of intent from the New Zealand skipper.
6.1
3
Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to deep backward point for 3 runs, fielded by Warner.
In over# 6
Runs : 5 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Over 6. 5 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 2-12(rr 2.00)
5.6
.
Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, inside edge to short leg for no runs, fielded by Head.
5.5
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Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
5.4
1
Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Fended, hit body to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
5.3
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APPEAL! Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to backward point for no runs, fielded by Lyon, appeal made for L.B.W. Vociferous appeal and the umpire shakes his head. Australia discuss the possibility of a review and then decide against it. Ball tracking shows that was wise, it was going over the top.
5.2
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. Taylor gets his first boundary, it wasn't a confident shot but he played with soft hands to keep it down.
5.1
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Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
In over# 5
Runs : 1 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 0
Over 5. 1 run. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 2-7(rr 1.40)
4.6
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Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
4.5
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Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Head.
4.4
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APPEAL! Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, hit pad to square leg for no runs, fielded by Head, appeal made for L.B.W.
4.3
1
Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Short, down leg side on the back foot Fended, Gloved to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
4.2
.
Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Head.
4.1
.
Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Wade.
In over# 4
Runs : 4 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Over 4. 4 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 2-6(rr 1.50)
3.6
.
Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Warner.
3.5
.
Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
3.4
.
Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Head.
3.3
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs. Oh my word, it's all happening at Optus Stadium. Williamson looks to play a trademark back foot punch but some nip causes it to fly off the edge. This is gripping viewing now.
3.2
.
Josh Hazlewood to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Head. Oh dear, this doesn't look good. Hazlewood pulls up half way through his approach to the crease and has a pained look on his face. He's not going to finish the over. Hopefully it isn't too serious.
3.1
.
Josh Hazlewood to Kane Williamson. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Head.
In over# 3
Runs : 1 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 0
Over 3. 1 run. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 2-2(rr 0.67)
2.6
.
APPEAL! Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, run save by Cummins, shy attempt by Cummins, direct hit by Warner, appeal made for Run Out. Chaos, almost a complete disaster for the tourists. Taylor sets off and makes it most of the way down the pitch before realising his skipper isn't going anywhere. Cummins did well to dive and throw, Taylor looked to be stranded but made it back with a full length dive.
2.5
.
Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Short, down leg side on the back foot Fended, hit body to gully for no runs, fielded by Warner.
2.4
.
Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, thick edge to point for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
2.3
1
Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson. In-swinging back of a length, middle stump on the back foot dropped, to silly point for 1 run, fielded by Lyon.
2.2
.
Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
2.1
.
Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Wade.
In over# 2
Runs : 0 Bowler: Josh Hazlewood Wickets : 1
Over 2. no runs. Bowler: Josh Hazlewood. New Zealand: 2-1(rr 0.50)
1.6
.
Josh Hazlewood to Ross Taylor. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
1.5
.
Josh Hazlewood to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Wade.
1.4
W
OUT! Bowled. Josh Hazlewood to Jeet Raval. In-swinging length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, hit pad to. Another one, Starc struck with his fifth delivery and Hazlewood has taken just four to do the same. This tailed back into the left-hander late at high speed, making a mess of the stumps via a brush of pad. New Zealand are in disarray but now they have their two best and most experienced batsmen at the crease.
1.3
.
Josh Hazlewood to Jeet Raval. Length ball, off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
1.2
.
Josh Hazlewood to Jeet Raval. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
1.1
.
Josh Hazlewood to Jeet Raval. In-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
In over# 1
Runs : 1 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 1
Over 1. 1 run. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 1-1(rr 1.00)
0.6
.
Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson. In-swinging length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, hit pad to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
0.5
W
OUT! Caught & Bowled. Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham. Back of a length, middle stump no foot movement working, leading edge in the air uncontrolled to silly mid off, by Starc. A huge early strike for Australia, Latham is gone for a duck thanks to Starc's express pace. He was looking to turn it to leg but the bounce causes it to take the shoulder of the blade and loop tamely back to the bowler. Big celebrations from the Aussies, they know how important that wicket is.
0.4
.
Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
0.3
1
Mitchell Starc to Jeet Raval. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, inside edge to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Head.
0.2
.
Mitchell Starc to Jeet Raval. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot shoulders arms, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
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NEW BALL. Mitchell Starc to Jeet Raval. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Wade.
0.1
Start of New Zealand Innings.
In over# 70
Runs : 0 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 1
Over 70. no runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 9-217(rr 3.10)
69.1
W
OUT! Caught. Tim Southee to Mitchell Starc. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled to short third man, by Taylor. Taken at fly slip, fantastic field placement with Taylor not having to move an inch. Starc was looking to wallop to leg and it goes in completely the opposite direction. Southee gets his fifth wicket, a great effort in difficult circumstances. Paine doesn't want to risk Hazlewood so declares the innings.Australia probably haven't batted for as long as they would have liked this afternoon but the signs from the pitch will give them encouragement. Neil Wagner and Tim Southee were superb, taking eight wickets between them in a relentless display. Wagner's battle with Matt Wade was particularly engrossing both last night and today. Now it's time for Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins to charge in with a new pink ball.
In over# 69
Runs : 6 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 69. 6 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 8-217(rr 3.14)
68.6
.
Neil Wagner to Nathan Lyon. Short, down leg side on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
68.5
1
Neil Wagner to Mitchell Starc. Short, down leg side on the back foot hooking, to square leg for 1 run.
68.5
1
Wide Neil Wagner to Mitchell Starc. Off cutter short, down leg side on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Watling.
68.4
.
Neil Wagner to Mitchell Starc. Slower ball yorker, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
68.3
4
FOUR! Neil Wagner to Mitchell Starc. Short, down leg side on the back foot hooking, top edge in the air uncontrolled past fine leg for 4 runs. Starc takes Wagner on and the ball soars high over the keeper, almost all the way for six. Wagner just smiles, he might bowl aggressively but it is a good natured battle out there.
68.2
.
Neil Wagner to Mitchell Starc. Short, down leg side on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
68.1
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Neil Wagner to Mitchell Starc. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 68
Runs : 1 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 68. 1 run. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 8-211(rr 3.10)
67.6
.
Tim Southee to Nathan Lyon. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
67.5
.
Tim Southee to Nathan Lyon. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
67.4
.
Tim Southee to Nathan Lyon. Short, down leg side on the back foot working, to leg gully for no runs.
67.3
1
Tim Southee to Mitchell Starc. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to extra cover for 1 run, mis-fielded by Santner.
67.2
.
Tim Southee to Mitchell Starc. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
67.1
.
Tim Southee to Mitchell Starc. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pulling, well timed back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.
In over# 67
Runs : 9 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 67. 13 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 8-210(rr 3.13)
66.6
.
Neil Wagner to Nathan Lyon. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot shoulders arms, hit pad past fine leg for 4 runs.
66.5
.
Neil Wagner to Nathan Lyon. Short, down leg side on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
66.4
.
Neil Wagner to Nathan Lyon. Short, down leg side on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
66.3
1
Neil Wagner to Mitchell Starc. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run.
66.2
4
FOUR! Neil Wagner to Mitchell Starc. Short, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Smeared with contempt, belligerent striking by Starc. Runs flowing for Australia and the crowd is loving it.
66.1
4
FOUR! Neil Wagner to Mitchell Starc. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, past long on for 4 runs. Not the cleanest strike in the world but there is a wide open gap at mid on and no one can get there in time to cut it off.
In over# 66
Runs : 5 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 66. 5 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 8-197(rr 2.98)
65.6
.
Tim Southee to Nathan Lyon. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.
65.5
.
Tim Southee to Nathan Lyon. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Santner.
65.4
.
Tim Southee to Nathan Lyon. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit body to silly point for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
65.3
1
Tim Southee to Mitchell Starc. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
65.2
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Mitchell Starc. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Starc is going to play his natural attacking game here, it should be really entertaining viewing.
65.1
.
Tim Southee to Mitchell Starc. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 65
Runs : 3 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 65. 3 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 8-192(rr 2.95)
64.6
3
Neil Wagner to Mitchell Starc. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 3 runs, fielded by Santner.
64.5
.
Neil Wagner to Mitchell Starc. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.
64.4
.
Neil Wagner to Mitchell Starc. Back of a length, down leg side on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
64.3
.
Neil Wagner to Mitchell Starc. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
64.2
.
Neil Wagner to Mitchell Starc. Short, down leg side on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
64.1
.
Neil Wagner to Mitchell Starc. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
In over# 64
Runs : 9 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 1
Over 64. 9 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 8-189(rr 2.95)
63.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Nathan Lyon. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
63.5
W
OUT! Caught. Colin de Grandhomme to Matthew Wade. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep square leg, by Raval. Unbelievable, another wicket to a short delivery and this time it is the gentle pace of de Grandhomme. Wade is furious with himself, he picked out the man in the deep and Raval clutched it tumbling forwards.
63.5
5
FOUR! Colin de Grandhomme to Matthew Wade. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control to deep backward point for 1 run. Crashed over the top, Wade is looking to score quickly now with de Grandhomme looking tired.
63.4
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Matthew Wade. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
63.3
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Matthew Wade. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
63.2
4
FOUR! Colin de Grandhomme to Matthew Wade. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Glorious stroke, he hasn't been able to play too many shots off the front foot at the other end against Wagner but de Grandhomme doesn't quite have the same aggression. Absolutely creamed.
63.1
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Matthew Wade. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 63
Runs : 1 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 1
Over 63. 1 run. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 7-180(rr 2.86)
62.6
W
OUT! Caught. Neil Wagner to Pat Cummins. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, inside edge to wicketkeeper, by Watling. Got him, Wagner roars with delight as Cummins feathers one through to Watling. Sometimes batsmen feel unlucky when they are strangled down the legside but this is a poor shot, he got too far across the crease and fell for the bowler's ploy.
62.5
.
Neil Wagner to Pat Cummins. Short, down leg side on the back foot working, Gloved to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Latham.
62.4
1
Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to fine leg for 1 run.
62.3
.
Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Slower length ball, down leg side on the front foot Leave, hit body to gully for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
62.2
.
Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Slower ball full toss, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
62.1
.
Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Back of a length, down leg side on the front foot Leave, hit body to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 62
Runs : 8 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 62. 8 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 6-179(rr 2.89)
61.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Pat Cummins. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
61.5
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Colin de Grandhomme to Pat Cummins. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
61.4
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Colin de Grandhomme to Pat Cummins. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
61.3
4
FOUR! Colin de Grandhomme to Pat Cummins. Slower ball short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. That's a terrible delivery, Cummins can barely believe his luck as he has time and room to slap it to the boundary. Easy pickings really, most batsmen at all levels would fancy their chances against that.
61.2
4
FOUR! Colin de Grandhomme to Pat Cummins. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, past fine leg for 4 runs. De Grandhomme has been attacking the stumps and this time gets too straight allowing Cummins to tickle it fine for the first boundary of the day.
61.1
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Pat Cummins. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.
In over# 61
Runs : 0 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 61. no runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 6-171(rr 2.80)
60.6
.
Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
60.5
.
Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Full toss, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.
60.4
.
Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
60.3
.
Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Back of a length, down leg side on the front foot Leave, hit body to fine leg for no runs.
60.2
.
Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Short, down leg side on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
60.1
.
Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 60
Runs : 2 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 60. 2 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 6-171(rr 2.85)
59.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Pat Cummins. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
59.5
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Pat Cummins. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
59.4
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Pat Cummins. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.
59.3
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Pat Cummins. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, thick edge to second slip for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
59.2
2
Colin de Grandhomme to Pat Cummins. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, well timed to long on for 2 runs.
59.1
.
APPEAL! Colin de Grandhomme to Pat Cummins. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to point for no runs, fielded by Nicholls, appeal made for L.B.W. Strangled appeal, it seemed a bit high and a bit leg side.
In over# 59
Runs : 0 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 59. no runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 6-169(rr 2.86)
58.6
.
Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
58.5
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Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot Leave, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
58.4
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Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, Gloved to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Wagner. Wade is in a lot of pain here after taking a blow on the finger. Ouch.
58.3
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Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.
58.2
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Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
58.1
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Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 58
Runs : 2 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 58. 2 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 6-169(rr 2.91)
57.6
2
Colin de Grandhomme to Pat Cummins. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Wagner.
57.5
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Colin de Grandhomme to Pat Cummins. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, hit pad to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.
57.4
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Colin de Grandhomme to Pat Cummins. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
57.3
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Colin de Grandhomme to Pat Cummins. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
57.2
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Colin de Grandhomme to Pat Cummins. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.
57.1
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Colin de Grandhomme to Pat Cummins. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 57
Runs : 6 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Welcome to coverage of Day Four of the First Test between Australia and New Zealand in Perth. The hosts had a little wobble last night with Tim Southee and Neil Wagner summoning the energy for a sustained bouncer-bonanza, however it is the Aussies still in control of the match with a lead of 417 runs. That is plenty on a surface showing signs of inconsistent bounce and extravagant spin so they will be confident despite losing Josh Hazlewood to injury. The Black Caps will need to show much more grit with the bat when it comes to their second innings later on today if they are to rescue an unlikely draw or miracle win. We've seen some thrilling fourth innings batting displays in Test cricket in 2019 so this contest is by no means over yet.
Over 57. 6 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 6-167(rr 2.93)
56.6
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Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Wagner. That was a dramatic session under lights showing why day/night Test cricket is so enthralling. Australia will be pleased with the day as a whole, but New Zealand have fought back impressively in Perth. The day started with the hosts in the field and they picked up the final five Kiwi wickets quite cheaply. Mitchell Starc completed a five-wicket haul and Nathan Lyon got extravagant turn to cause serious issues. Joe Burns and Marnus Labuschagne both scored half centuries to build on Australia's 250 run lead, before a short pitched assault from Neil Wagner and Tim Southee sparked a sudden collapse. It leaves Australia 417 runs ahead with four wickets left and two days remaining at Optus Stadium.
56.5
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Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, bat-pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
56.4
1
Neil Wagner to Pat Cummins. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
56.3
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Neil Wagner to Pat Cummins. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
56.2
1
Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, hit body to fine leg for 1 run.
56.1
4
FOUR! Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Full toss, down leg side on the front foot flick, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. A rare boundary, the Aussies haven't had much to cheer of late but they enjoyed that one. Wade is a fighter and he is well up for this battle with Wagner.
In over# 56
Runs : 1 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 56. 1 run. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 6-161(rr 2.88)
55.6
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Tim Southee to Pat Cummins. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
55.5
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Tim Southee to Pat Cummins. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
55.5
1
Wide Tim Southee to Pat Cummins. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Watling.
55.4
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Tim Southee to Pat Cummins. Yorker, to leg on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs.
55.3
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Tim Southee to Pat Cummins. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs.
55.2
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Tim Southee to Pat Cummins. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.
55.1
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Tim Southee to Pat Cummins. Short, down leg side on the back foot Fended, inside edge to leg gully for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 55
Runs : 0 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 55. no runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 6-160(rr 2.91)
54.6
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Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
54.5
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Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
54.4
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Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Short, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
54.3
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Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
54.2
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Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by Raval.
54.1
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Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Raval.
In over# 54
Runs : 0 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 1
Over 54. no runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 6-160(rr 2.96)
53.6
.
Tim Southee to Pat Cummins. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.
53.5
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Tim Southee to Pat Cummins. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
53.4
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Tim Southee to Pat Cummins. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
53.3
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Tim Southee to Pat Cummins. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
53.2
W
OUT! Bowled. Tim Southee to Tim Paine. Off cutter length ball, down leg side no foot movement defending, missed to. Through the gate, the bails light up and Southee celebrates his fourth wicket of the innings. Fantastic bowling, Paine was left leaden-footed expecting the short ball and has to walk off without troubling the scorers. Southee got it to grip a little bit off the deck after running his fingers across the ball. What a performance this has been by the Black Caps under lights, amazing effort when they must be so tired.
53.1
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Tim Southee to Tim Paine. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 53
Runs : 0 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 53. no runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 5-160(rr 3.02)
52.6
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Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, hit body to silly point for no runs, fielded by Latham.
52.5
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Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
52.4
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Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
52.3
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Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Slower ball full toss, down leg side on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
52.2
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Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Short, down leg side on the back foot Leave, hit body to silly point for no runs, fielded by Raval.
52.1
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Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
In over# 52
Runs : 5 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 1
Over 52. 5 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 5-160(rr 3.08)
51.6
W
OUT! Caught. Tim Southee to Travis Head. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, in the air uncontrolled to leg gully, by de Grandhomme. Straight to the fielder, Head gives catching practice to de Grandhomme. This dismissal had been on the cards with Head not looking at all comfortable against the short-pitched barrage. Australia are just losing their way slightly although they will be encouraged by the inconsistent bounce on display.
51.6
1
Wide Tim Southee to Travis Head. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Watling.
51.5
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Tim Southee to Travis Head. Short, down leg side swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
51.4
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Tim Southee to Travis Head. Short, down leg side on the back foot working, to leg gully for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
51.3
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Travis Head. Short, down leg side on the back foot glancing, past fine leg for 4 runs. Head awkwardly flaps at this one but he gets it fine of the catcher around the corner and away to the boundary. Not completely convincing, de Grandhomme is in the game at leg gully.
51.2
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Tim Southee to Travis Head. Short, down leg side on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
51.1
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Tim Southee to Travis Head. Short, down leg side on the back foot working, Gloved to leg gully for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 51
Runs : 1 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 1
Over 51. 1 run. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 4-155(rr 3.04)
50.6
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Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
50.5
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Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Back of a length, down leg side no foot movement Leave, hit pad to leg slip for no runs, fielded by Watling, fielded by Southee.
50.4
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APPEAL! Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Short, down leg side on the back foot Fended, hit body to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Watling, appeal made for Caught. Violent delivery gets Wade cramped up. Wagner is causing issues regularly now.
50.3
1
Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Short, down leg side on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run.
50.2
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Neil Wagner to Travis Head. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot flick, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
50.1
W
OUT! Caught. Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep square leg, by Raval. Smith falls into the Kiwi trap, helping the ball straight into the hands of Raval who is perfectly positioned halfway to the fence. Wagner keeps on running in with purpose for the Black Caps so he deserves the success he is getting. Smith shakes his head and strides off, clearly annoyed with himself.
In over# 50
Runs : 5 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 50. 5 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 3-154(rr 3.08)
49.6
.
Tim Southee to Matthew Wade. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
49.5
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Tim Southee to Matthew Wade. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
49.4
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Matthew Wade. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Wade gets off the mark in authoritative fashion, spanking a Southee bouncer with disdain.
49.3
.
Tim Southee to Matthew Wade. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.
49.2
.
Tim Southee to Matthew Wade. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
49.1
1
Tim Southee to Steven Smith. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Santner.
In over# 49
Runs : 1 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 49. 1 run. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 3-149(rr 3.04)
48.6
.
Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Santner.
48.5
.
Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
48.4
1
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
48.3
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Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Southee.
48.2
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Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Short, down leg side on the back foot defending, Spliced to short leg for no runs, fielded by Latham.
48.1
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 48
Runs : 0 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 1
Over 48. no runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 3-148(rr 3.08)
47.6
.
Tim Southee to Matthew Wade. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
47.5
.
Tim Southee to Matthew Wade. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
47.4
.
Tim Southee to Matthew Wade. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
47.3
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Tim Southee to Matthew Wade. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
47.2
W
OUT! Caught. Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Short, down leg side on the back foot Fended, Gloved to gully, by Nicholls. Snaffled in the gully, respite for New Zealand with the stoic Burns sent on his way. Southee digs deep into his reserves of energy to hit the middle of the pitch hard and extract some extravagant bounce. The opener tries to ride it but can't get on top of it and the ball squeezes out to a diving Nicholls.
47.1
.
Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 47
Runs : 1 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 47. 1 run. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 2-148(rr 3.15)
46.6
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Short, down leg side backing away pulling, mis-timed to mid off for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
46.5
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.
46.4
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Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
46.3
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Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Short, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.
46.2
1
Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Slower ball short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
46.1
.
Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.
In over# 46
Runs : 5 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 46. 5 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 2-147(rr 3.20)
45.6
.
Tim Southee to Steven Smith. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
45.5
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Steven Smith. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Smith swivels with grace and the ball beats Wagner's valiant dive into the rope. Australia's lead is approaching 400, this is looking pretty daunting for New Zealand.
45.4
.
Tim Southee to Steven Smith. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, Gloved to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Southee. Now this one jumps off a length to wrap Smith on the hand. Painful.
45.3
.
APPEAL! Tim Southee to Steven Smith. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, hit pad to first slip for no runs, fielded by Watling, appeal made for L.B.W. Loud appeal but that pitched comfortably outside leg. It scooted through low off the pitch though, worrying signs for the batsmen.
45.3
1
Wide Tim Southee to Steven Smith. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Watling.
45.2
.
Tim Southee to Steven Smith. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
45.1
.
Tim Southee to Steven Smith. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Santner.
In over# 45
Runs : 2 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 45. 2 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 2-142(rr 3.16)
44.6
.
Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Slower ball short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to gully for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
44.5
1
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Full toss, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, mis-fielded by Santner, fielded by Raval.
44.4
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Short, down leg side on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
44.3
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
44.2
1
Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
44.1
.
Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Slower ball yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
In over# 44
Runs : 8 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 44. 8 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 2-140(rr 3.18)
43.6
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Steven Smith. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Repeat dose, Smith sends one zipping past the feet of the bowler for four more. Glorious batting.
43.5
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Smith struggled to get his timing right in the first innings but it hasn't taken him long second time around to nail one to the rope. Extraordinary shot driving on the up.
43.4
.
Tim Southee to Steven Smith. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
43.3
.
Tim Southee to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
43.2
.
Tim Southee to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
43.1
.
Tim Southee to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs.
In over# 43
Runs : 1 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 1
Over 43. 1 run. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 2-132(rr 3.07)
42.6
.
Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
42.5
1
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Slower ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
42.4
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
42.3
.
Neil Wagner to Steven Smith. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.
42.2
W
OUT! Caught. Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid wicket, by Santner. Skewed straight to a fielder, Labuschagne looks gutted with that dismissal. Perhaps a lapse in concentration just after the drinks break and it results in a breakthrough. Success for Wagner, he's enjoyed that moment despite the tough situation for his team.
42.1
.
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
In over# 42
Runs : 3 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 42. 3 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 1-131(rr 3.12)
41.6
1
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Raval. Yet another half century for Marnus Labuschagne and now he can rehydrate.Australia are grinding down the tourists in Perth. New Zealand are making it tough to score but Burns and Labuschagne are happy to milk the singles when they can. Williamson needs to rally his troops during drinks to keep spirits high.
41.5
.
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
41.4
.
APPEAL! Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, direct hit by Nicholls, appeal made for Run Out. The Black Caps are still on their toes in the field so the batsmen have to be careful with their running.
41.3
1
Mitchell Santner to Joe Burns. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to long on for 1 run.
41.2
.
Mitchell Santner to Joe Burns. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
41.1
1
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run.
In over# 41
Runs : 3 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 41. 3 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 1-128(rr 3.12)
40.6
.
Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
40.5
.
Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.
40.4
.
Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. In-swinging yorker, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.
40.4
1
Wide Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Watling.
40.3
.
Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Slower ball short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
40.2
.
Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.
40.1
1
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
40.1
1
Wide Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Watling.
In over# 40
Runs : 3 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 40. 3 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 1-125(rr 3.12)
39.6
1
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls. Burns and Labuschagne are happy to knock the ones and twos at the moment with New Zealand protecting the boundaries. There's lots of time left tonight so there is still the chance of the hosts making a declaration.
39.5
.
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
39.4
2
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed to fine leg for 2 runs, run save by Wagner.
39.3
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Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
39.2
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Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
39.1
.
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
In over# 39
Runs : 1 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 39. 1 run. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 1-122(rr 3.13)
38.6
.
Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Off cutter short, outside off stump on the back foot working, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
38.5
.
Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to gully for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
38.4
.
Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
38.3
.
Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
38.2
.
Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, bottom edge to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
38.1
1
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, Gloved to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Southee.
In over# 38
Runs : 5 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 38. 5 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 1-121(rr 3.18)
37.6
.
Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
37.5
1
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to short leg for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
37.4
.
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
37.3
1
Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Raval. Fifty for Burns, an important knock for him after a failure in the first innings. He's had to work hard with the pitch getting more difficult for batting, now he can cash in with plenty of gaps in the field.
37.2
1
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
37.1
2
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 2 runs.
In over# 37
Runs : 2 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 37. 2 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 1-116(rr 3.14)
36.6
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Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
36.5
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, to fine leg for 1 run.
36.4
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Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
36.3
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to leg gully for 1 run, fielded by Watling.
36.2
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Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
36.1
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Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 36
Runs : 3 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 36. 3 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 1-114(rr 3.17)
35.6
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Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
35.5
1
Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Taylor.
35.4
1
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
35.3
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Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, shy attempt by Southee. Burns has to dive to make his ground after being sent back by Labuschagne. Meanwhile Santner collides with umpire Dar trying to make it to the stumps and Aleem has come off worse. He seems to be in some pain and needs attention from the Kiwi and Aussie physios, hopefully he's okay.
35.2
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Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
35.1
1
Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Taylor.
In over# 35
Runs : 2 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 35. 2 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 1-111(rr 3.17)
34.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
34.5
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Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
34.4
2
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Raval.
34.3
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Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.
34.2
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Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, leading edge to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
34.1
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Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.
In over# 34
Runs : 9 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 34. 9 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 1-109(rr 3.21)
33.6
2
Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Raval.
33.5
2
Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Raval.
33.4
1
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
33.3
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past third man for 4 runs. Scythed over the slips, Labuschagne had room to free his arms and made full use of it. The crowd is getting louder with every boundary that is hit.
33.2
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Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.
33.1
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Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.
In over# 33
Runs : 0 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 33. no runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 1-100(rr 3.03)
32.6
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Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
32.5
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Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
32.4
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Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
32.3
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Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
32.2
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Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to gully for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
32.1
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Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.
In over# 32
Runs : 10 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 32. 10 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 1-100(rr 3.12)
31.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
31.5
1
Mitchell Santner to Joe Burns. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
31.4
4
FOUR! Mitchell Santner to Joe Burns. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. That's a lovely deft touch, Burns finds the gap with precision. Runs starting to flow now for Australia.
31.3
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Mitchell Santner to Joe Burns. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
31.2
1
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
31.1
4
FOUR! Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Wacked over the top, Labuschagne seemed to premeditate that stroke and he executed it perfectly. That's 1000 Test runs in the calendar year now for him, outstanding effort.
In over# 31
Runs : 6 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 31. 7 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 1-90(rr 2.90)
30.6
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Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
30.5
3
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 3 runs, run save by Taylor.
30.4
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Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
30.4
2
No ball Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, leading edge to cover for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
30.3
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Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
30.2
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APPEAL! Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to short mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Santner, appeal made for L.B.W. Stranged appeal, that didn't really have too much going for it.
30.2
1
Wide Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Watling.
30.1
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Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
In over# 30
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 30. 4 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 1-83(rr 2.77)
29.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Joe Burns. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
29.5
1
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to point for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
29.4
2
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, well timed to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Nicholls.
29.3
.
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump down the track driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
29.2
1
Mitchell Santner to Joe Burns. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
29.1
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Mitchell Santner to Joe Burns. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
In over# 29
Runs : 1 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 29. 1 run. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 1-79(rr 2.72)
28.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
28.5
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Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.
28.4
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Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.
28.3
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Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
28.2
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
28.1
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Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.
In over# 28
Runs : 3 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 28. 3 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 1-78(rr 2.79)
27.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to second slip for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
27.5
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Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
27.4
1
Mitchell Santner to Joe Burns. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
27.3
1
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
27.2
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Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
27.1
1
Mitchell Santner to Joe Burns. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 27
Runs : 2 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 27. 2 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 1-75(rr 2.78)
26.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme. Attritional cricket in that session with runs tough to come by, Australia will still be happy with their progress though as they only lost the one wicket. New Zealand keep hanging in and sticking to their disciplines as the pitch begins to show more signs of wear and tear. The hosts will probably push on under lights tonight so it should be an exciting final session.
26.5
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
26.4
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
26.3
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Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
26.2
.
APPEAL! Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, hit pad to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling, appeal made for L.B.W. Vociferous appeal, the umpire doesn't think it was coming back far enough to hit off stump. New Zealand take a punt on the review but it's a waste, ball tracking shows it was comfortably missing off.
26.1
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Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 26
Runs : 6 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 26. 6 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 1-73(rr 2.81)
25.6
1
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
25.5
2
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Raval.
25.4
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Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
25.3
2
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Wagner.
25.2
1
Mitchell Santner to Joe Burns. Stock ball back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
25.1
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Mitchell Santner to Joe Burns. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 25
Runs : 2 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 25. 2 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 1-67(rr 2.68)
24.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
24.5
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme, fielded by Santner.
24.4
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Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge to second slip for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
24.3
2
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to deep backward point for 2 runs.
24.2
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Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
24.1
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Marnus Labuschagne. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 24
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 24. 4 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 1-65(rr 2.71)
23.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Joe Burns. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
23.5
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Mitchell Santner to Joe Burns. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
23.4
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Mitchell Santner to Joe Burns. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot working, hit pad to gully for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
23.3
4
FOUR! Mitchell Santner to Joe Burns. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Nimble footwork from Burns gets him to the pitch of this delivery and then he slams it over the bowler's head. Positivity from the opener.
23.2
.
Mitchell Santner to Joe Burns. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
23.1
.
Mitchell Santner to Joe Burns. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Santner.
In over# 23
Runs : 4 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 23. 4 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 1-61(rr 2.65)
22.6
.
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, down leg side on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
22.5
.
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, down leg side swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
22.4
.
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
22.3
.
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.
22.2
.
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
22.1
4
FOUR! Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Slapped square, Labuschagne's magnificent form continues. He's come out with lots of intent to score quickly.
In over# 22
Runs : 2 Bowler: Mitchell Santner Wickets : 0
Over 22. 2 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Santner. Australia: 1-57(rr 2.59)
21.6
.
Mitchell Santner to Joe Burns. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
21.5
.
Mitchell Santner to Joe Burns. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
21.4
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Mitchell Santner to Joe Burns. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
21.3
1
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump down the track working, to short mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.
21.2
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Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
21.1
1
Mitchell Santner to Joe Burns. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
In over# 21
Runs : 2 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 21. 2 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 1-55(rr 2.62)
20.6
.
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
20.5
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Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
20.4
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Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
20.3
1
Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
20.2
.
Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
20.1
1
Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled to square leg for 1 run, dropped catch by de Grandhomme, fielded by Raval. Labuschagne falls for the trap but de Grandhomme can't hold on as it drops over his shoulder. It wasn't the easiest chance however he'll be bitterly disappointed.
In over# 20
Runs : 5 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 20. 5 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 1-53(rr 2.65)
19.6
.
Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
19.5
.
Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
19.4
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Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
19.3
3
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 3 runs, fielded by Santner.
19.2
1
Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Santner.
19.1
1
Tim Southee to Marnus Labuschagne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, shy attempt by Williamson.
In over# 19
Runs : 4 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 19. 4 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 1-48(rr 2.53)
18.6
.
Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
18.5
.
Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
18.4
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Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
18.3
.
Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
18.2
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Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
18.1
4
FOUR! Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. In the slot and spanked with contempt, that is a high class shot from Joe Burns. He's starting to go up the gears now after a sluggish start.
In over# 18
Runs : 0 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 1
Over 18. no runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 1-44(rr 2.44)
17.6
W
OUT! Caught (Sub). Tim Southee to David Warner. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to silly mid on. Spooned tamely in the air and that is the simplest catch for substitute Tom Blundell. Southee has been frustrating Warner by keeping things very tight, the batsman clearly wanted to get a shift on but now he has to depart. It seemed like that delivery skidded on to take Warner by surprise, this surface is just showing signs of inconsistency now.
17.5
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Tim Southee to David Warner. In-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.
17.4
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Tim Southee to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.
17.3
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APPEAL! Tim Southee to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to first slip for no runs, fielded by Taylor, appeal made for L.B.W. Loud appeal as Southee beats Warner on the inside edge, but the left-hander had managed to get himself outside the line of off stump.
17.2
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Tim Southee to David Warner. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
17.1
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Tim Southee to David Warner. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 17
Runs : 6 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 17. 6 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 0-44(rr 2.59)
16.6
1
Neil Wagner to David Warner. Short, down leg side on the back foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
16.6
1
No ball Neil Wagner to David Warner. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Watling.
16.5
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Neil Wagner to David Warner. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
16.5
2
No ball Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
16.4
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Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. In-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
16.3
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Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
16.3
1
Wide Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Length ball, wide outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Watling.
16.2
1
Neil Wagner to David Warner. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to short fine leg for 1 run.
16.1
.
Neil Wagner to David Warner. Back of a length, wide down leg side on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 16
Runs : 8 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 16. 8 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 0-38(rr 2.38)
15.6
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. Same shot, same result. This time it was off the edge but it was safely along the ground. Burns starting to look more and more confident.
15.5
.
Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Half volley, to leg on the front foot working, hit pad to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Raval.
15.4
.
Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Raval.
15.3
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Out-swinging, on the front foot driving, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Overpitched and Burns pounces, opening the face of the blade to get it into a gap. Authoritative shot, this is looking like it will be tough work again for the Kiwi bowlers.
15.2
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Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs.
15.1
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Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 15
Runs : 4 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 15. 4 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 0-30(rr 2.00)
14.6
.
Neil Wagner to David Warner. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling. Slow going for Australia in that hour but there is plenty of time left in the match and the weather is set fair. They can enjoy a nice cold drink now with the temperatures still very high in Perth.
14.6
1
No ball Neil Wagner to David Warner. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Watling.
14.5
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Neil Wagner to David Warner. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
14.4
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Neil Wagner to David Warner. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs.
14.3
1
Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to backward point for 1 run, shy attempt by Santner, fielded by Raval. That's a terrible call by Burns, there was never a single there especially to Santner who is a great fielder. He only had one stump to aim at with Warner miles out of the crease and he missed by a fraction.
14.2
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Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
14.1
2
Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to deep square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Raval.
In over# 14
Runs : 0 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 14. no runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 0-26(rr 1.86)
13.6
.
Tim Southee to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs.
13.5
.
Tim Southee to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs.
13.4
.
Tim Southee to David Warner. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
13.3
.
Tim Southee to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
13.2
.
Tim Southee to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs.
13.1
.
Tim Southee to David Warner. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
In over# 13
Runs : 1 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 13. 1 run. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 0-26(rr 2.00)
12.6
.
Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
12.5
1
Neil Wagner to David Warner. Half volley, off stump on the front foot working, to fine leg for 1 run.
12.4
.
Neil Wagner to David Warner. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
12.3
.
Neil Wagner to David Warner. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.
12.2
.
Neil Wagner to David Warner. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs.
12.1
.
Neil Wagner to David Warner. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Latham.
In over# 12
Runs : 1 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 12. 1 run. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 0-25(rr 2.08)
11.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
11.5
1
Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Latham.
11.4
.
Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
11.3
.
Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. Length ball, wide outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
11.2
.
Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs.
11.1
.
Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
In over# 11
Runs : 4 Bowler: Neil Wagner Wickets : 0
Over 11. 4 runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Australia: 0-24(rr 2.18)
10.6
.
Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
10.5
.
Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
10.4
.
Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Santner.
10.3
.
Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Length ball, off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
10.2
.
Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
10.1
4
FOUR! Neil Wagner to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. It's been a slow start for Burns and he's had to be patient so far. This will help him to feel more comfortable out there with Wagner offering some width first ball.
In over# 10
Runs : 5 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 10. 5 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 0-20(rr 2.00)
9.6
.
APPEAL! Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. Short, down leg side on the back foot Fended, hit body to second slip for no runs, by Southee, appeal made for Caught. A rising short ball by de Grandhomme takes Warner by surprise and New Zealand are convinced there was a brush of the glove. Replays show it just ballooned off the shoulder so that's a review lost for the Kiwis.
9.5
4
FOUR! Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. De Grandhomme drifts slightly too straight and Warner is able to punish him with a delicate nudge around the corner.
9.4
.
Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
9.3
.
Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. Short, middle stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
9.2
.
Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. Short, down leg side on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
9.1
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Back of a length, middle stump on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Wagner.
In over# 9
Runs : 0 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 9. no runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 0-15(rr 1.67)
8.6
.
APPEAL! Tim Southee to David Warner. In-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot working, inside edge to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Wagner, appeal made for L.B.W. Southee bellows out a huge appeal but there was a thick piece of willow on that.
8.5
.
Tim Southee to David Warner. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
8.4
.
Tim Southee to David Warner. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
8.3
.
Tim Southee to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
8.2
.
Tim Southee to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.
8.1
.
Tim Southee to David Warner. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 8
Runs : 2 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 8. 2 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 0-15(rr 1.88)
7.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
7.5
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
7.4
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
7.3
2
Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Santner.
7.2
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Raval.
7.1
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 7
Runs : 4 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 7. 4 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 0-13(rr 1.86)
6.6
.
Tim Southee to David Warner. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
6.5
.
Tim Southee to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
6.4
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to David Warner. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep backward point for 4 runs. Warner carves this to the boundary to bring up 7000 career Test runs, an amazing achievement by the opener greeted by warm applause from the crowd.
6.3
.
Tim Southee to David Warner. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
6.2
.
Tim Southee to David Warner. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
6.1
.
Tim Southee to David Warner. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 6
Runs : 1 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 6. 1 run. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 0-9(rr 1.50)
5.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
5.5
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
5.4
1
Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Nicholls.
5.3
.
Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
5.2
.
Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
5.1
.
Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. In-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 5
Runs : 1 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 5. 1 run. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 0-8(rr 1.60)
4.6
.
Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
4.5
.
Tim Southee to Joe Burns. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
4.4
.
Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
4.3
.
Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
4.2
.
Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
4.1
1
Tim Southee to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, hit pad to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
In over# 4
Runs : 0 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 4. no runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 0-7(rr 1.75)
3.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling. Fortune for Burns as the ball ricochets off his pad and goes over the stumps by a whisker.
3.5
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
3.4
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
3.3
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
3.2
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Latham.
3.1
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
In over# 3
Runs : 4 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 3. 4 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 0-7(rr 2.33)
2.6
.
Tim Southee to David Warner. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
2.5
.
Tim Southee to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Wagner.
2.4
4
FOUR! Tim Southee to David Warner. In-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Gentle swing, Warner just watches it onto the middle of his bat and sends it scorching along the turf. He will be loving this situation.
2.3
.
Tim Southee to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
2.2
.
Tim Southee to David Warner. In-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
2.1
.
Tim Southee to David Warner. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
In over# 2
Runs : 0 Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme Wickets : 0
Over 2. 2 runs. Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme. Australia: 0-3(rr 1.50)
1.6
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
1.5
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
1.4
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.
1.3
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
1.2
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Santner.
1.1
.
Colin de Grandhomme to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
1.1
.
No ball Colin de Grandhomme to David Warner. In-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Raval.
In over# 1
Runs : 0 Bowler: Tim Southee Wickets : 0
Over 1. 1 run. Bowler: Tim Southee. Australia: 0-1(rr 1.00)
0.6
.
Tim Southee to Joe Burns. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Wagner. Solid blocking and Australia make it to the break unscathed. This situation is perfect for Warner and Burns to come out later and bat with freedom against a tired attack. New Zealand will need to do everything they can to limit scoring, their only real hope from here is to scrap for a draw. Tim Paine will be feeling very relaxed, he knows he holds all the cards from here.
0.5
.
Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
0.4
.
Tim Southee to Joe Burns. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
0.3
.
Tim Southee to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run.
0.2
.
Tim Southee to David Warner. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Williamson.
.
NEW BALL. Tim Southee to David Warner. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
0.1
Start of Australia Innings.
In over# 66
Runs : 0 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 1
Over 66. no runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 10-171(rr 2.59)
65.3
W
OUT! Caught. Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to first slip, by Smith. There it is, Lyon snares Southee with one that skids straight on and Smith makes no mistake. Hugs and high fives all round for Australia, commiserations for New Zealand.Australia have beaten New Zealand by 296 runs in Perth to take a 1-0 lead in this Trans-Tasman series. It was a dominant display by the hosts built around a sublime century by Marnus Labuschagne and some ferocious fast bowling by Mitchell Starc. Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon also chipped in with handy wickets, an important contribution with Josh Hazlewood unable to bowl. New Zealand were also hampered by the loss of Lockie Ferguson to injury as well as a tame first innings batting effort, leaving them with a massive deficit. Neil Wagner and Tim Southee showed incredible fighting spirit and physical fitness to keep the tourists going, while BJ Watling was his usual defiant self with the bat today. In the end though it was a massive victory for the Aussies, putting them in a great position heading to the MCG for the Boxing Day Test. The Black Caps have time to reflect before then so we shall expect them to come back stronger.
65.2
.
Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Wade.
65.1
.
Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
In over# 65
Runs : 3 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 0
Over 65. 7 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 9-171(rr 2.63)
64.6
1
Mitchell Starc to Tim Southee. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Warner.
64.5
1
Mitchell Starc to Lockie Ferguson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Warner.
64.4
.
Mitchell Starc to Lockie Ferguson. Half volley, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Starc.
64.3
1
Mitchell Starc to Tim Southee. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run.
64.2
.
Mitchell Starc to Tim Southee. Back of a length, down leg side moves in front glancing, hit pad past fine leg for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Cummins.
64.1
.
Mitchell Starc to Tim Southee. Short, down leg side moves in front hooking, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
In over# 64
Runs : 1 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Over 64. 1 run. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 9-164(rr 2.56)
63.6
.
Pat Cummins to Lockie Ferguson. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
63.5
.
Pat Cummins to Lockie Ferguson. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Wade.
63.4
.
Pat Cummins to Lockie Ferguson. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
63.3
.
Pat Cummins to Lockie Ferguson. Short, down leg side on the back foot Fended, Spliced to gully for no runs, fielded by Burns.
63.2
.
Pat Cummins to Lockie Ferguson. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
63.1
1
Pat Cummins to Tim Southee. Short, down leg side on the back foot working, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Lyon.
In over# 63
Runs : 9 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 1
Over 63. 9 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 9-163(rr 2.59)
62.6
W
OUT! Caught. Mitchell Starc to Neil Wagner. Short, down leg side on the back foot Fended, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Paine. Starc has the last laugh. Wagner always seemed like he was in the middle for a good time not a long time. Yet another short ball, that's been the story of this Test match as far as the quick bowlers are concerned. Ferguson comes out to bat despite his injury, that sums up New Zealand's fighting spirit.
62.5
6
SIX! Mitchell Starc to Neil Wagner. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled over third man for 6 runs. What a shot from Wagner. Even Starc has a smile about it. He was by no means in control of it but he'll say it was intentional.
62.4
2
Mitchell Starc to Neil Wagner. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot flick, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Burns.
62.3
.
Mitchell Starc to Neil Wagner. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
62.2
1
Mitchell Starc to Tim Southee. Back of a length, off stump moves in front dropped, to silly mid off for 1 run, fielded by Head.
62.1
.
Mitchell Starc to Tim Southee. Short, down leg side moves in front working, to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
In over# 62
Runs : 0 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 1
Over 62. no runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 8-154(rr 2.48)
61.6
.
Pat Cummins to Neil Wagner. Short, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, hit pad to leg slip for no runs, fielded by Warner.
61.5
W
OUT! Caught. Pat Cummins to Mitchell Santner. Short, down leg side on the back foot Fended, Spliced to silly point, by Head. Ferocious fast bowling and Santner is all at sea. He had his issues with the short ball against England recently and there is much more pace in this Aussie attack. Cummins is aware of that and pins him with a brutal delivery. Head has superb quick reactions to snaffle it at head height. The end is nigh in Perth.
61.4
.
Pat Cummins to Mitchell Santner. Short, down leg side on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Head.
61.3
.
Pat Cummins to Mitchell Santner. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
61.2
.
Pat Cummins to Mitchell Santner. Short, outside off stump on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
61.1
.
Pat Cummins to Mitchell Santner. Short, outside off stump on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
In over# 61
Runs : 0 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 1
Over 61. no runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 7-154(rr 2.52)
60.6
W
OUT! Caught. Mitchell Starc to BJ Watling. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, Gloved to wicketkeeper, by Paine. Paine is convinced there was a bit of glove on this but Starc isn't too sure. The captain takes control and quickly signals for a review. Watling looks guilty and the replays show why, there is the tiniest little brush of the bottom hand on the way through. Eight wickets in the match for Starc now and Australia will be pushing for victory this evening.
60.5
.
Mitchell Starc to BJ Watling. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
60.4
.
Mitchell Starc to BJ Watling. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Warner.
60.3
.
Mitchell Starc to BJ Watling. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, Gloved to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wade.
60.2
.
Mitchell Starc to BJ Watling. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Starc.
60.1
.
Mitchell Starc to BJ Watling. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wade.
In over# 60
Runs : 2 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 1
Over 60. 2 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 6-154(rr 2.57)
59.6
.
Pat Cummins to Mitchell Santner. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Fended, hit body to silly point for no runs, fielded by Head.
59.5
.
Pat Cummins to Mitchell Santner. Short, outside off stump on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
59.4
.
Pat Cummins to Mitchell Santner. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Wade.
59.3
W
OUT! Caught. Pat Cummins to Colin de Grandhomme. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, Gloved to second slip, by Smith. Relief for Australia, de Grandhomme's dogged innings is over. After getting off the mark with a six the Kiwi allrounder has knuckled down for over an hour before receiving a snorter. Cummins fully deserves this, he has been outstanding so far in this innings without success. Impressive stamina to extract life from the pitch this late in the day.
59.2
1
Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Labuschagne.
59.1
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Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Short, down leg side on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
59.1
1
Wide Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Paine.
In over# 59
Runs : 0 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 0
Over 59. no runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 5-152(rr 2.58)
58.6
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Mitchell Starc to Colin de Grandhomme. Short, to leg on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine. Watling and de Grandhomme have fought hard under the lights in Perth to frustrate the hosts. Australia have had to turn to a few overs of part-time spin and have missed a couple of opportunities with a dropped catch and missed review. Time for everyone to rehydrate.
58.5
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Mitchell Starc to Colin de Grandhomme. Short, down leg side on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
58.4
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Mitchell Starc to Colin de Grandhomme. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wade.
58.3
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Mitchell Starc to Colin de Grandhomme. Short, to leg on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
58.2
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Mitchell Starc to Colin de Grandhomme. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
58.1
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Mitchell Starc to Colin de Grandhomme. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
In over# 58
Runs : 4 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 58. 4 runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 5-152(rr 2.62)
57.6
2
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, thick edge to third man for 2 runs.
57.5
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
57.4
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
57.3
1
Nathan Lyon to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Warner.
57.2
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Nathan Lyon to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Wade.
57.1
1
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
In over# 57
Runs : 2 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 0
Over 57. 2 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 5-148(rr 2.60)
56.6
.
Mitchell Starc to Colin de Grandhomme. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wade.
56.5
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Mitchell Starc to Colin de Grandhomme. Short, down leg side on the back foot Fended, Gloved to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wade.
56.4
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Mitchell Starc to Colin de Grandhomme. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
56.3
1
Mitchell Starc to BJ Watling. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, hit pad to fine leg for 1 run. That's the fifty partnership, impressive resistance shown by Watling and de Grandhomme.
56.2
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Mitchell Starc to BJ Watling. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Starc.
56.1
1
Mitchell Starc to Colin de Grandhomme. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, to cover for 1 run.
In over# 56
Runs : 2 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 56. 2 runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 5-146(rr 2.61)
55.6
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Head.
55.5
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
55.4
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
55.3
2
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep cover for 2 runs.
55.2
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Warner.
55.1
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for no runs.
In over# 55
Runs : 4 Bowler: Travis Head Wickets : 0
Over 55. 4 runs. Bowler: Travis Head. New Zealand: 5-144(rr 2.62)
54.6
.
Travis Head to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wade.
54.5
.
Travis Head to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Warner.
54.4
.
Travis Head to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
54.3
.
Travis Head to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Head.
54.2
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Travis Head to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Warner.
54.1
4
FOUR! Travis Head to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Prodigious spin for Head, de Grandhomme watches it carefully and negotiates it expertly.
In over# 54
Runs : 2 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 54. 2 runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 5-140(rr 2.59)
53.6
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs.
53.5
1
Nathan Lyon to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
53.4
.
Nathan Lyon to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
53.3
.
APPEAL! Nathan Lyon to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, hit pad to for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. Sharp turn for Lyon has de Grandhomme in trouble but the umpire thinks it was too high.
53.2
.
Nathan Lyon to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to short third man for no runs.
53.1
1
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
In over# 53
Runs : 2 Bowler: Travis Head Wickets : 0
Over 53. 2 runs. Bowler: Travis Head. New Zealand: 5-138(rr 2.60)
52.6
.
Travis Head to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
52.5
.
Travis Head to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Paine.
52.4
.
Travis Head to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Wade.
52.3
.
Travis Head to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wade.
52.2
1
Travis Head to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Burns.
52.1
1
Travis Head to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to deep backward square leg for 1 run.
In over# 52
Runs : 4 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 52. 4 runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 5-136(rr 2.62)
51.6
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
51.5
2
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to fine leg for 2 runs, dropped catch by Smith, fielded by Warner. Smith can't cling on, another chance goes begging. It went quickly and low to slips left and Smith could only get a little finger on it. Lyon's switch to around the wicket almost pays off instantly.
51.4
2
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to third man for 2 runs.
51.3
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
51.2
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
51.1
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine, fielded by Wade.
In over# 51
Runs : 2 Bowler: Marnus Labuschagne Wickets : 0
Over 51. 2 runs. Bowler: Marnus Labuschagne. New Zealand: 5-132(rr 2.59)
50.6
.
Marnus Labuschagne to Colin de Grandhomme. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Warner.
50.5
.
Marnus Labuschagne to Colin de Grandhomme. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
50.4
2
Marnus Labuschagne to Colin de Grandhomme. Leg spinner full toss, down leg side on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs.
50.3
.
Marnus Labuschagne to Colin de Grandhomme. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
50.2
.
Marnus Labuschagne to Colin de Grandhomme. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
50.1
.
Marnus Labuschagne to Colin de Grandhomme. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Warner.
In over# 50
Runs : 1 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 50. 1 run. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 5-130(rr 2.60)
49.6
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wade.
49.5
1
Nathan Lyon to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
49.4
.
Nathan Lyon to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
49.3
.
Nathan Lyon to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Warner.
49.2
.
Nathan Lyon to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
49.1
.
Nathan Lyon to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Paine, fielded by Warner.
In over# 49
Runs : 3 Bowler: Marnus Labuschagne Wickets : 0
Over 49. 3 runs. Bowler: Marnus Labuschagne. New Zealand: 5-129(rr 2.63)
48.6
.
Marnus Labuschagne to BJ Watling. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
48.5
.
Marnus Labuschagne to BJ Watling. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
48.4
.
Marnus Labuschagne to BJ Watling. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Warner.
48.3
.
Marnus Labuschagne to BJ Watling. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
48.2
.
Marnus Labuschagne to BJ Watling. Leg spinner back of a length, middle stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Paine.
48.1
3
Marnus Labuschagne to Colin de Grandhomme. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to deep backward point for 3 runs, run save by Burns, fielded by Lyon.
In over# 48
Runs : 1 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 48. 1 run. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 5-126(rr 2.62)
47.6
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
47.5
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
47.4
1
Nathan Lyon to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Burns.
47.3
.
Nathan Lyon to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, Gloved to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wade.
47.2
.
APPEAL! Nathan Lyon to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Paine, appeal made for Caught. This time the finger is raised but de Grandhomme immediately signals for the review. Replays show daylight between bat and ball, frustration for Australia.
47.1
.
Nathan Lyon to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
In over# 47
Runs : 2 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Over 47. 2 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 5-125(rr 2.66)
46.6
1
Pat Cummins to Colin de Grandhomme. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Labuschagne.
46.5
.
Pat Cummins to Colin de Grandhomme. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
46.4
1
Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Lyon.
46.3
.
Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
46.2
.
Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wade.
46.1
.
Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Warner.
In over# 46
Runs : 4 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 46. 4 runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 5-123(rr 2.67)
45.6
.
Nathan Lyon to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
45.5
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. That's a bit of an uncultured swipe by de Grandhomme, nonetheless he's connected well and it bobbles away to the fence. Lyon won't mind that, it's a shot frought with risk.
45.4
.
Nathan Lyon to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to point for no runs.
45.3
.
Nathan Lyon to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wade.
45.2
.
Nathan Lyon to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
45.1
.
Nathan Lyon to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
In over# 45
Runs : 2 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Over 45. 2 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 5-119(rr 2.64)
44.6
.
Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Head.
44.5
.
Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
44.5
1
No ball Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Paine.
44.4
.
Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Head.
44.3
.
Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Wade.
44.2
1
Pat Cummins to Colin de Grandhomme. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Fended, Gloved to short fine leg for 1 run.
44.1
.
Pat Cummins to Colin de Grandhomme. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Wade.
In over# 44
Runs : 1 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 44. 1 run. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 5-117(rr 2.66)
43.6
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break back of a length, wide outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs.
43.5
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Quicker ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs.
43.4
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wade.
43.3
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Head.
43.2
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
43.1
1
Nathan Lyon to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Burns.
In over# 43
Runs : 3 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Over 43. 3 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 5-116(rr 2.70)
42.6
.
Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
42.5
3
Pat Cummins to Colin de Grandhomme. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, well timed to deep cover for 3 runs, fielded by Lyon. That's 1000 career Test runs for de Grandhomme.
42.4
.
Pat Cummins to Colin de Grandhomme. Short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
42.3
.
Pat Cummins to Colin de Grandhomme. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Wade.
42.2
.
Pat Cummins to Colin de Grandhomme. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, run save by Labuschagne.
42.1
.
APPEAL! Pat Cummins to Colin de Grandhomme. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to second slip for no runs, by Smith, appeal made for Caught. Nip for Cummins, the ball loops to slip but it was off the pad.
In over# 42
Runs : 5 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 42. 5 runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 5-113(rr 2.69)
41.6
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Wade, fielded by Labuschagne.
41.5
.
APPEAL! Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Paine, appeal made for Caught. Loud appeal, Paine quickly decides against a review. He's got it wrong though, replays suggest there was a thin outside edge. A missed opportunity for Australia.
41.4
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
41.3
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. The natural variation from the pitch is helping Lyon here, Watling is a bit indecisive outside off stump.
41.2
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Warner.
41.1
1
Nathan Lyon to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Burns.
In over# 41
Runs : 4 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Over 41. 4 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 5-108(rr 2.63)
40.6
2
Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Head.
40.5
.
Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
40.4
1
Pat Cummins to Colin de Grandhomme. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, inside edge to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Head.
40.3
.
Pat Cummins to Colin de Grandhomme. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to point for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
40.2
1
Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Labuschagne.
40.1
.
Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
In over# 40
Runs : 7 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 1
Over 40. 7 runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 5-104(rr 2.60)
39.6
6
SIX! Nathan Lyon to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Slammed over wide long on, what a beautiful way to get off the mark. De Grandhomme came charging down the pitch and absolutely nailed it with a clean swing.
39.5
.
Nathan Lyon to Colin de Grandhomme. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs.
39.4
W
OUT! Caught. Nathan Lyon to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, bat-pad to silly point, by Head. Lyon strikes on the verge of the dinner break. Nicholls isn't convinced and asks for a review, but replays clearly show the umpire was spot on to give him out. The batsman might feel a little bit unlucky, the ball brushed the back of the blade after popping off the pad. It's an excellent catch by Head, staying low to the ground and scooping it up one-handed.Australia are closing in on victory in Perth with just five wickets standing between them and a 1-0 series lead. New Zealand have done their best to stick around however the conditions are getting tougher for batting and the bowling has been exceptional.
39.3
1
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
39.2
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs.
39.1
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
In over# 39
Runs : 4 Bowler: Marnus Labuschagne Wickets : 0
Over 39. 4 runs. Bowler: Marnus Labuschagne. New Zealand: 4-97(rr 2.49)
38.6
.
Marnus Labuschagne to Henry Nicholls. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Warner.
38.5
.
Marnus Labuschagne to Henry Nicholls. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
38.4
.
Marnus Labuschagne to Henry Nicholls. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Warner.
38.3
2
Marnus Labuschagne to Henry Nicholls. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Burns.
38.2
.
Marnus Labuschagne to Henry Nicholls. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Paine.
38.1
2
Marnus Labuschagne to Henry Nicholls. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 2 runs.
In over# 38
Runs : 0 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 38. no runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 4-93(rr 2.45)
37.6
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Head.
37.5
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
37.4
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wade.
37.3
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wade.
37.2
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, inside edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Paine.
37.1
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wade.
In over# 37
Runs : 1 Bowler: Marnus Labuschagne Wickets : 0
Over 37. 1 run. Bowler: Marnus Labuschagne. New Zealand: 4-93(rr 2.51)
36.6
.
Marnus Labuschagne to Henry Nicholls. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Warner. Things have gone just a little flat at Optus Stadium with Australia resting their fast bowlers and the part-time spinners unable to cause many problems.
36.5
.
Marnus Labuschagne to Henry Nicholls. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wade.
36.4
.
Marnus Labuschagne to Henry Nicholls. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
36.3
1
Marnus Labuschagne to BJ Watling. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Burns.
36.2
.
Marnus Labuschagne to BJ Watling. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Warner.
36.1
.
Marnus Labuschagne to BJ Watling. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Wade.
In over# 36
Runs : 3 Bowler: Travis Head Wickets : 0
Over 36. 3 runs. Bowler: Travis Head. New Zealand: 4-92(rr 2.56)
35.6
.
Travis Head to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Starc.
35.5
.
Travis Head to Henry Nicholls. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for no runs, fielded by Starc.
35.4
.
Travis Head to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Wade.
35.3
2
Travis Head to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, off stump down the track driving, to mid on for 2 runs, fielded by Cummins.
35.2
.
Travis Head to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, to leg down the track working, hit pad to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Head.
35.1
1
Travis Head to BJ Watling. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
In over# 35
Runs : 3 Bowler: Marnus Labuschagne Wickets : 0
Over 35. 3 runs. Bowler: Marnus Labuschagne. New Zealand: 4-89(rr 2.54)
34.6
1
Marnus Labuschagne to BJ Watling. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Burns.
34.5
.
Marnus Labuschagne to BJ Watling. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
34.4
.
Marnus Labuschagne to BJ Watling. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
34.3
1
Marnus Labuschagne to Henry Nicholls. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to backward point for 1 run.
34.2
.
Marnus Labuschagne to Henry Nicholls. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wade.
34.1
1
Marnus Labuschagne to BJ Watling. Leg spinner back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run.
In over# 34
Runs : 0 Bowler: Travis Head Wickets : 0
Over 34. no runs. Bowler: Travis Head. New Zealand: 4-86(rr 2.53)
33.6
.
Travis Head to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, inside edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Wade.
33.5
.
Travis Head to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
33.4
.
Travis Head to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
33.3
.
Travis Head to Henry Nicholls. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
33.2
.
Travis Head to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to short third man for no runs, fielded by Warner.
33.1
.
Travis Head to Henry Nicholls. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to short extra cover for no runs, run save by Labuschagne.
In over# 33
Runs : 0 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Over 33. no runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 4-86(rr 2.61)
32.6
.
Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Warner.
32.5
.
Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
32.4
.
Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by Warner.
32.3
.
Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
32.2
.
Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
32.1
.
Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Cummins, fielded by Labuschagne.
In over# 32
Runs : 4 Bowler: Travis Head Wickets : 0
Over 32. 4 runs. Bowler: Travis Head. New Zealand: 4-86(rr 2.69)
31.6
.
APPEAL! Travis Head to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to first slip for no runs, fielded by Smith, appeal made for L.B.W. Loud shout, Head knows it kissed the inside edge though and tells Paine as much.
31.5
.
Travis Head to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Starc.
31.4
.
Travis Head to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
31.3
1
Travis Head to BJ Watling. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Warner.
31.2
3
Travis Head to Henry Nicholls. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to deep extra cover for 3 runs, fielded by Burns.
31.1
.
Travis Head to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Head.
In over# 31
Runs : 1 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Over 31. 1 run. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 4-82(rr 2.65)
30.6
.
Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
30.5
1
Pat Cummins to Henry Nicholls. Short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Lyon.
30.4
.
Pat Cummins to Henry Nicholls. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
30.3
.
Pat Cummins to Henry Nicholls. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
30.2
.
Pat Cummins to Henry Nicholls. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Starc.
30.1
.
Pat Cummins to Henry Nicholls. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Head.
In over# 30
Runs : 4 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 30. 4 runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 4-81(rr 2.70)
29.6
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
29.5
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
29.4
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wade.
29.3
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wade.
29.2
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wade.
29.1
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. That's a rasping cut shot from Watling, his third boundary and now he looks quite comfortable out there.
In over# 29
Runs : 2 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Over 29. 2 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 4-77(rr 2.66)
28.6
.
Pat Cummins to Henry Nicholls. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
28.5
2
Pat Cummins to Henry Nicholls. Half volley, off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Head.
28.4
.
Pat Cummins to Henry Nicholls. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
28.3
.
Pat Cummins to Henry Nicholls. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Starc.
28.2
.
Pat Cummins to Henry Nicholls. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
28.1
.
Pat Cummins to Henry Nicholls. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
In over# 28
Runs : 1 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 28. 1 run. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 4-75(rr 2.68)
27.6
1
Nathan Lyon to Henry Nicholls. Off break back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Head.
27.5
.
Nathan Lyon to Henry Nicholls. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wade.
27.4
.
Nathan Lyon to Henry Nicholls. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by Starc.
27.3
.
Nathan Lyon to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
27.2
.
Nathan Lyon to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Wade.
27.1
.
Nathan Lyon to Henry Nicholls. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
In over# 27
Runs : 4 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Over 27. 4 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 4-74(rr 2.74)
26.6
.
Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to backward point for no runs.
26.5
.
Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
26.4
.
Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
26.3
.
Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot shoulders arms, hit helmet to silly point for no runs, fielded by Warner. Ouch, that has exploded from a length to crash into Watling's helmet. He seems okay but the physio comes out just to make sure.
26.2
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. Watling's soft hands mean the ball goes safely into the ground. Cummins is so good at hitting a consistent area, this will be a big test for the Kiwi keeper.
26.1
.
Pat Cummins to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
In over# 26
Runs : 4 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 26. 4 runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 4-70(rr 2.69)
25.6
.
Nathan Lyon to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
25.5
.
Nathan Lyon to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
25.4
.
Nathan Lyon to Henry Nicholls. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
25.3
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Henry Nicholls. Off break short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. That's a rare bad ball from Lyon, dragged down allowing Nicholls to pick his spot with a horizontal blade. These two batsmen could do with finding some form before the second Test so this will help.
25.2
.
Nathan Lyon to Henry Nicholls. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by Starc.
25.1
.
Nathan Lyon to Henry Nicholls. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
In over# 25
Runs : 9 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 0
Over 25. 9 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 4-66(rr 2.64)
24.6
.
Mitchell Starc to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Head. Taylor and Latham were fighting hard for the Kiwis but both were dismissed in the space of six balls to boost Australia. Time for everyone to have a drink in the afternoon sunshine.
24.5
.
Mitchell Starc to BJ Watling. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
24.4
2
Mitchell Starc to BJ Watling. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Cummins.
24.3
.
Mitchell Starc to BJ Watling. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
24.2
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to BJ Watling. Half volley, off stump on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs. Stylishly whipped away, Watling is up and running with a sumptuous piece of timing.
24.1
3
Mitchell Starc to Henry Nicholls. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 3 runs, fielded by Lyon.
In over# 24
Runs : 0 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 1
Over 24. no runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 4-57(rr 2.38)
23.6
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Paine.
23.5
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Warner.
23.4
.
Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Head.
23.3
W
OUT! L.B.W. Nathan Lyon to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to. Prolonged appeal, that looked really close and the umpire took his time before saying not out. Paine goes to chat to his bowler before signalling for a review. Lyon has been getting lots of spin but this one skidded on to Latham from a flatter trajectory. Ball tracking shows three reds, excellent review by Australia. They are on fire now, six more wickets for victory.
23.2
.
Nathan Lyon to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
23.1
.
Nathan Lyon to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
In over# 23
Runs : 0 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 1
Over 23. no runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 3-57(rr 2.48)
22.6
.
Mitchell Starc to Henry Nicholls. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs.
22.5
.
Mitchell Starc to Henry Nicholls. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, run save by Cummins.
22.4
W
OUT! Caught. Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, off stump on the front foot pulling, bottom edge to wicketkeeper, by Paine. Taylor's frenetic innings comes to an ugly end and New Zealand sink further into the mire. It didn't seem to be short enough to play the pull shot and Paine is able to pouch a regulation catch. Starc keeps taking wickets for Australia, his incredible form shows no signs of slowing down.
22.3
.
Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
22.2
.
Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Short, middle stump on the front foot pulling, well timed to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Wade.
22.1
.
Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot shoulders arms, hit pad to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Paine, fielded by Burns.
In over# 22
Runs : 2 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 22. 2 runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 2-57(rr 2.59)
21.6
1
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Burns.
21.5
.
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break full toss, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, leading edge to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Warner.
21.4
.
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs.
21.3
1
Nathan Lyon to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, thick edge to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Warner.
21.2
.
Nathan Lyon to Tom Latham. Off break half volley, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
21.1
.
Nathan Lyon to Tom Latham. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, bottom edge to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
In over# 21
Runs : 6 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 0
Over 21. 6 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 2-55(rr 2.62)
20.6
1
Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Lyon.
20.5
2
Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Lyon.
20.4
3
Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep cover for 3 runs. There is a huge gap at cover and Taylor is never one to turn down a scoring opportunity. Pattinson is on the field as a sub and gets the chance to stretch his legs by chasing it down.
20.3
.
Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Wade.
20.2
.
Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Starc.
20.1
.
Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Wade.
In over# 20
Runs : 0 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 20. no runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 2-49(rr 2.45)
19.6
.
Nathan Lyon to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
19.5
.
Nathan Lyon to Tom Latham. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for no runs, fielded by Starc.
19.4
.
Nathan Lyon to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, bat-pad back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
19.3
.
Nathan Lyon to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, down leg side down the track working, hit pad to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.
19.2
.
Nathan Lyon to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wade.
19.1
.
Nathan Lyon to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
In over# 19
Runs : 3 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Over 19. 3 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 2-49(rr 2.58)
18.6
.
Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Starc.
18.5
.
Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
18.5
1
Wide Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Paine.
18.4
.
Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
18.3
2
Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 2 runs.
18.2
.
Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Starc.
18.1
.
Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Wade.
In over# 18
Runs : 5 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 18. 5 runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 2-46(rr 2.56)
17.6
.
Nathan Lyon to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
17.5
.
Nathan Lyon to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
17.4
1
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
17.3
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Another clean strike by Taylor but Lyon won't mind that too much, a bit of variable bounce and he will be in business. New Zealand's number four looks in great touch.
17.2
.
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to first slip for no runs, fielded by Smith.
17.1
.
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wade.
In over# 17
Runs : 0 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Over 17. no runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 2-41(rr 2.41)
16.6
.
Pat Cummins to Tom Latham. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
16.5
.
Pat Cummins to Tom Latham. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to point for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
16.4
.
Pat Cummins to Tom Latham. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
16.3
.
Pat Cummins to Tom Latham. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
16.2
.
Pat Cummins to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
16.1
.
Pat Cummins to Tom Latham. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Head.
In over# 16
Runs : 6 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 16. 6 runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 2-41(rr 2.56)
15.6
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Taylor decides attack is the best form of defense with Lyon nagging away in a probing area. He loves to sweep and nails this for a comprehensive boundary.
15.5
1
Nathan Lyon to Tom Latham. Off break yorker, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
15.4
.
Nathan Lyon to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Smith.
15.3
1
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Warner.
15.2
.
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
15.1
.
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Warner.
In over# 15
Runs : 1 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Over 15. 1 run. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 2-35(rr 2.33)
14.6
.
Pat Cummins to Tom Latham. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
14.5
.
Pat Cummins to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Wade.
14.4
.
Pat Cummins to Tom Latham. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Head.
14.3
1
Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, Gloved to fine leg for 1 run.
14.2
.
Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
14.1
.
Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
In over# 14
Runs : 2 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 14. 2 runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 2-34(rr 2.43)
13.6
2
Nathan Lyon to Tom Latham. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Starc.
13.5
.
Nathan Lyon to Tom Latham. Off break back of a length, middle stump on the back foot defending, Gloved to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wade.
13.4
.
Nathan Lyon to Tom Latham. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for no runs, fielded by Starc.
13.3
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Nathan Lyon to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Warner.
13.2
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Nathan Lyon to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wade.
13.1
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Nathan Lyon to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
In over# 13
Runs : 1 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Over 13. 1 run. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 2-32(rr 2.46)
12.6
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Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine. Brillant over from Cummins, bang on the money straight away.
12.5
.
Pat Cummins to Ross Taylor. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Warner.
12.4
1
Pat Cummins to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
12.3
.
APPEAL! Pat Cummins to Tom Latham. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, hit pad to gully for no runs, fielded by Warner, appeal made for L.B.W. Another huge shout, Cummins is making the ball talk. This one skidded through lower than expected, still too high to hit the stumps though.
12.2
.
APPEAL! Pat Cummins to Tom Latham. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Paine, appeal made for Caught. Excitement straight away in the new session, there was a noise but the umpire correctly identifies it as pad.
12.1
.
Pat Cummins to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, Spliced to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Wade.
In over# 12
Runs : 4 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 12. 4 runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 2-31(rr 2.58)
11.6
.
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, hit pad to short third man for no runs. Two wickets for Australia leaves New Zealand with a mountain to climb in Perth. Williamson was the big wicket and Lyon removed him with his first delivery, meaning this match could well be over today. Earlier on the hosts declared their innings at 9-217 with Tim Southee taking five wickets and Mitchell Starc smashing a few lusty blows.
11.5
1
Nathan Lyon to Tom Latham. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
11.4
2
Nathan Lyon to Tom Latham. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Starc.
11.3
1
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
11.2
.
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to second slip for no runs, fielded by Smith.
11.1
.
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Head.
In over# 11
Runs : 2 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 0
Over 11. 2 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 2-27(rr 2.45)
10.6
.
Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham. Short, down leg side on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
10.5
1
Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, hit pad to fine leg for 1 run.
10.4
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Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Starc.
10.3
.
Mitchell Starc to Ross Taylor. Back of a length, middle stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
10.2
1
Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, thick edge to cover for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
10.1
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Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham. Short, down leg side on the back foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
In over# 10
Runs : 4 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 1
Over 10. 4 runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. New Zealand: 2-25(rr 2.50)
9.6
.
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Wade.
9.5
.
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Wade.
9.4
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. Taylor is away with a boundary although it's a streaky one. Lyon looks like he will be able to challenge both inside and outside edge bowling this line into the rough.
9.3
.
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Paine.
9.2
.
Nathan Lyon to Ross Taylor. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Head.
9.1
W
OUT! Caught. Nathan Lyon to Kane Williamson. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, Gloved to short leg, by Wade. Lyon strikes first ball and it's the massive wicket of Williamson. This delivery exploded from the rough, bouncing sharply to kiss the glove before looping up off the thigh pad. What an impact straight away by the spinner, Lyon is now on a hat-trick as well after finishing off the first innings yesterday.
In over# 9
Runs : 0 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 0
Over 9. no runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 1-21(rr 2.33)
8.6
.
Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
8.5
.
Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
8.4
.
Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
8.3
.
Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
8.2
.
Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham. Seaming away back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
8.1
.
APPEAL! Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Paine, appeal made for Caught. Loud shout from behind the stumps but the bowler indicates he didn't hear anything. Replays show daylight between edge and ball.
In over# 8
Runs : 5 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Over 8. 5 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 1-21(rr 2.62)
7.6
.
Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
7.5
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Now it is Cummins who sends down a loose one, Williamson won't miss out no matter what the situation is. It made a satisfying echo as it pinged off the middle of the bat.
7.4
.
Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
7.3
1
Pat Cummins to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run.
7.2
.
Pat Cummins to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Wade.
7.1
.
Pat Cummins to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
In over# 7
Runs : 10 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 1
Over 7. 10 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 1-16(rr 2.29)
6.6
.
Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
6.5
2
Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, thick edge to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Lyon.
6.4
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Another freebie, Starc might just be trying too hard as he serves up a juicy delivery to the Kiwi captain. Williamson off to a great start.
6.3
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson. Full toss, down leg side on the front foot working, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. That's a gift, Williamson just needed to get a little bit of bat on it and the ball raced away. Nice delivery to get first up.
6.2
W
OUT! Caught. Mitchell Starc to Jeet Raval. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, Spliced in the air uncontrolled to point, by Lyon. Raval's resistance is ended as Starc gets one to rear up viciously. It loops off the shoulder of the blade and the celebrations begin before Lyon even takes the catch. Starc's fantastic match continues, that's six wickets in total for him to go with two handy cameos with the bat.
6.1
.
Mitchell Starc to Jeet Raval. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
In over# 6
Runs : 0 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Over 6. no runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 0-6(rr 1.00)
5.6
.
Pat Cummins to Tom Latham. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs, dropped catch by Head. That was technically a chance for Head under the lid but it popped straight out of his grasp. Tough one.
5.5
.
Pat Cummins to Tom Latham. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
5.4
.
Pat Cummins to Tom Latham. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Head.
5.3
.
Pat Cummins to Tom Latham. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Wade.
5.2
.
Pat Cummins to Tom Latham. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Cummins, fielded by Wade.
5.1
.
Pat Cummins to Tom Latham. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
In over# 5
Runs : 1 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 0
Over 5. 1 run. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 0-6(rr 1.20)
4.6
.
Mitchell Starc to Jeet Raval. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine. Stoic defiance from Raval and Latham.
4.5
.
Mitchell Starc to Jeet Raval. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
4.4
.
Mitchell Starc to Jeet Raval. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by Warner.
4.3
.
Mitchell Starc to Jeet Raval. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
4.2
.
Mitchell Starc to Jeet Raval. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
4.1
1
Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run.
In over# 4
Runs : 0 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Over 4. no runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 0-5(rr 1.25)
3.6
.
Pat Cummins to Jeet Raval. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Wade.
3.5
.
Pat Cummins to Jeet Raval. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
3.4
.
Pat Cummins to Jeet Raval. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
3.3
.
Pat Cummins to Jeet Raval. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Warner.
3.2
.
Pat Cummins to Jeet Raval. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Wade.
3.1
.
Pat Cummins to Jeet Raval. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
In over# 3
Runs : 0 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 0
Over 3. no runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 0-5(rr 1.67)
2.6
.
Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
2.5
.
Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Starc.
2.4
.
Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs.
2.3
.
Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Starc.
2.2
.
Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
2.1
.
Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Head.
In over# 2
Runs : 0 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Over 2. no runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. New Zealand: 0-5(rr 2.50)
1.6
.
Pat Cummins to Jeet Raval. Seaming away length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
1.5
.
Pat Cummins to Jeet Raval. Short, to leg swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
1.4
.
Pat Cummins to Jeet Raval. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
1.3
.
Pat Cummins to Jeet Raval. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Head.
1.2
.
Pat Cummins to Jeet Raval. Length ball, off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
1.1
.
APPEAL! Pat Cummins to Jeet Raval. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, hit pad to gully for no runs, by Warner, appeal made for Caught. Loud appeal but it just ballooned up off the pad, not bat or glove involved.
In over# 1
Runs : 5 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 0
Over 1. 5 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. New Zealand: 0-5(rr 5.00)
0.6
.
Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Lyon.
0.5
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Latham gets off the pair in style, confidently leaning forward and crunching this down the ground. That will settle him down.
0.4
.
Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
0.3
.
Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
1
Mitchell Starc to Jeet Raval. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
.
NEW BALL. Mitchell Starc to Jeet Raval. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
-1.0
Start of New Zealand Innings. Latham and Raval stride out to the middle, both were dismissed very early in the first innings so they will feel under pressure. Australia need 10 wickets to take a 1-0 lead heading to the MCG for the Boxing Day Test, New Zealand require 468 runs which looks almost impossible.
-1.0
Start of Innings. Latham and Raval stride out to the middle, both were dismissed very early in the first innings so they will feel under pressure. Australia need 10 wickets to take a 1-0 lead heading to the MCG for the Boxing Day Test, New Zealand require 468 runs which looks almost impossible.

David Warner

26 (36)

35(78)

Joe Burns

9 (42)

David Warner

17 (38)

32(77)

Marnus Labuschagne

15 (39)

Marnus Labuschagne

88 (129)

131(293)

Steven Smith

43 (164)

Marnus Labuschagne

4 (21)

16(47)

Matthew Wade

12 (26)

Marnus Labuschagne

36 (51)

76(116)

Travis Head

40 (65)

Travis Head

16 (32)

24(64)

Tim Paine

8 (32)

Tim Paine

18 (50)

38(135)

Pat Cummins

20 (85)

Tim Paine

13 (21)

43(62)

Mitchell Starc

30 (41)

Tim Paine

0 (1)

8(7)

Nathan Lyon

8 (6)

Tim Paine

0 (1)

0(1)

Josh Hazlewood

0 (0)

Jeet Raval

1 (3)

1(5)

Tom Latham

0 (2)

Jeet Raval

0 (4)

0(5)

Kane Williamson

0 (1)

Kane Williamson

34 (69)

75(126)

Ross Taylor

41 (57)

Ross Taylor

13 (19)

20(37)

Henry Nicholls

7 (18)

Ross Taylor

0 (0)

0(1)

Neil Wagner

0 (1)

Ross Taylor

14 (22)

22(51)

BJ Watling

8 (29)

Ross Taylor

12 (36)

27(53)

Colin de Grandhomme

15 (17)

Colin de Grandhomme

8 (6)

8(6)

Mitchell Santner

0 (0)

David Warner

19 (63)

38(112)

Joe Burns

19 (49)

Joe Burns

32 (66)

82(147)

Marnus Labuschagne

50 (81)

Joe Burns

2 (8)

16(30)

Steven Smith

14 (22)

Steven Smith

2 (6)

6(17)

Matthew Wade

4 (11)

Matthew Wade

0 (3)

5(11)

Travis Head

5 (8)

Matthew Wade

0 (6)

0(8)

Tim Paine

0 (2)

Matthew Wade

5 (26)

18(58)

Pat Cummins

13 (32)

Matthew Wade

8 (6)

8(6)

Mitchell Starc

0 (0)

Mitchell Starc

23 (21)

23(32)

Nathan Lyon

0 (11)

Jeet Raval

1 (21)

6(38)

Tom Latham

5 (17)

Tom Latham

1 (9)

15(17)

Kane Williamson

14 (8)

Tom Latham

12 (39)

34(81)

Ross Taylor

22 (42)

Tom Latham

0 (3)

0(5)

Henry Nicholls

0 (2)

Henry Nicholls

21 (52)

41(97)

BJ Watling

20 (45)

BJ Watling

20 (55)

53(120)

Colin de Grandhomme

33 (65)

BJ Watling

0 (6)

0(9)

Mitchell Santner

0 (3)

Mitchell Santner

0 (5)

0(5)

Tim Southee

0 (0)

Tim Southee

1 (2)

9(7)

Neil Wagner

8 (5)

Tim Southee

3 (8)

4(15)

Lockie Ferguson

1 (7)