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AUS vs NZ, 2019 - Test Live Commentary

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Trans-Tasman Trophy, 2019/20
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Match Ended   
Perth Stadium, Perth , Dec 12, 2019
416&217/9d
166&171(65.3)
Australia beat New Zealand by 296 runs
That is it from the first Test then! Many expected Australia to win but sadly, there was barely any fight from the Kiwis. Probably the toss loaded things too heavily in the hosts' favour. Now, back to red-ball cricket. And the second game will be played on a memorable occasion. The Boxing Day. Join us on Thursday, 26th December, 2019 at 11 am local (0000 GMT) from the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. It is the same day when England kick off their much-awaited tour of South Africa. A big day awaits. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
MITCHELL STARC HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. On being asked about the toughness regarding the heat and a bowler down, Starc says that it was very tough but praises all his mates, including Marnus Labuschagne, especially his bowling. On his refound form, Mitchell says that he has made some technical changes and with Andre Adams in the bowling setup, it has helped him immensely. Is looking forward to the break and playing some golf before the second Test.
Victorious Australian skipper, Tim Paine, is very happy to take a 1-0 lead. Believes that the first innings batting set the game up. Adds that bowling last is always in your favour. Praises the bowling attack for taking 20 wickets in 105 overs. Credits Lyon and Starc for being outstanding and also has a word of praise for Marnus Labuschagne.
New Zealand captain, Kane Williamson, manages to put on a smile. Admits that the heat was challenging and so was the opposition. Praises them for batting superbly in the heat and admires the smartness in bowling under the lights in the first innings. Agrees that the first innings with the bat cost his side the game as it was very difficult to bounce back after that. Wants his unit to take some time off and regroup for the second Test. Admits that the pitch was a lot different from the one at home but also says that international cricket is all about adjustment.
Nice to see this. Kane Williamson and David Warner are having a chat. They play for the same team in the Indian T20 League, Hyderabad. Both are smiling, clearly appreciating each other's efforts. Now, Starc joins them. Really good camaraderie. Now, the presentation comes up...
Nathan Lyon has a chat with Kate Loughnan. The offie praises the team for the commendable performance and is proud of the big boys for stepping up and beating the number 2 Test team in the world. On being asked about the magnitude of the win, Lyon says that Australia have been very consistent and he is not too surprised. Feels lucky to have dismissed Kane Williamson and cheekily says that he had no idea that he was on a hat-trick in the second innings. On Starc's 9-fer, 'Gary' calls him very special working his back side off consistently.
It was not as if New Zealand did not have anything in this game. Southee and Wagner got 4 each in the first innings while they combined to take 8 again in the second, as Southee got a 5-fer. With the bat, Ross Taylor's 80 gave them some respectability in the first innings while Watling and de Grandhomme's efforts in the second dig ensured that there was some fight shown. But clearly, they required more. Kane Williamson not performing in both innings hurt them.
For a change, Steven Smith did not do much. Neither did David Warner. But an upcoming youngster in Marnus Labuschagne stepped up. He got his third successive ton and almost got the record of becoming the first Aussie and just the third overall to score a hat-trick of 150s in Tests. His century ensured that New Zealand were on the back foot as Australia got to 416. Then, as one expected, Starc was menacing with the ball under lights and his 5-fer just pushed the Kiwis to the hilt. Once the 250-run lead was taken, there was no doubt who was going to win the game.
Was the game won even before it started? You never know. Trent Boult was ruled out and that gave immense strength and advantage to Australia. Boult with the pink ball might have done what Starc did and the game might have been in the balance. To add to that, Lockie Ferguson was ruled out of bowling on Day 2 and that hurt them very, very badly.
Right. Another win for Australia in a Day/Night Test. A complete drubbing of New Zealand. Half the battle was won at the toss and once they got past 400 in the first innings, it was always going to be an uphill task for the Kiwis to stay with them in the game.
65.3
W
Nathan Lyon To Tim Southee OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Starc does not get a 10-fer. We do not have a Day 5. Lyon finishes things off. Full and outside off, Southee comes forward to defend but the ball spins in slightly, takes the outside edge and goes straight to first slip. An easy chance for Steven Smith this time and he makes no mistake. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 296 RUNS!
65.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Tim Southee
Around off, pushed down the ground.
65.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Tim Southee
Full and outside off, pushed down the ground towards the bowler.
Nathan Lyon comes back on. 22-3-63-3 so far.
End Of The Over 65 : 171/9
7 Runs
  • 064.1
  • 4 LB64.2
  • 164.3
  • 064.4
  • 164.5
  • 164.6
T. Southee
4 (7)
L. Ferguson
1 (7)
M. Starc
14-5-45-4
64.6
1
Mitchell Starc To Tim Southee
Length delivery on off, Southee plays it towards covers for a single.
64.5
1
Mitchell Starc To Lockie Ferguson
Length delivery on off, Ferguson plays it towards point for a single.
64.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Lockie Ferguson
On a good length on off, Ferguson defends it off the back foot.
64.3
1
Mitchell Starc To Tim Southee
Full delivery on middle, Southee flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
64.2
lb
Mitchell Starc To Tim Southee
FOUR LEG BYES! Short delivery on leg, Southee looks to flick but gets it off the pads. It goes towards fine leg. The fielder tries to stop it but it goes through him for a boundary.
64.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Tim Southee
Bowls it down the leg side, Southee looks to go after it but misses it.
End Of The Over 64 : 164/9
1 Runs
  • 163.1
  • 063.2
  • 063.3
  • 063.4
  • 063.5
  • 063.6
L. Ferguson
0 (5)
T. Southee
2 (3)
P. Cummins
19-6-31-2
63.6
0
Pat Cummins To Lockie Ferguson
Short of a length delivery outside off, Ferguson looks to pull but misses it.
63.5
0
Pat Cummins To Lockie Ferguson
On a good length on middle, Ferguson blocks it off the back foot.
63.4
0
Pat Cummins To Lockie Ferguson
Bowls a bouncer again, Ferguson does well to duck under it.
63.3
0
Pat Cummins To Lockie Ferguson
Short delivery on off, Ferguson looks to defend but gets it off the gloves. It goes towards the slip region.
63.2
0
Pat Cummins To Lockie Ferguson
Bowls a bouncer on leg, Ferguson ducks under it.
63.1
1
Pat Cummins To Tim Southee
Short delivery on leg, Southee flicks it uppishly towards mid-wicket. It lands safely in no man's land. The batsmen take a single.
Australia will have to wait for the victory celebration. Lockie Ferguson does come out to bat at number 11. Starc may not mind that. A second 5-fer in the game awaits...
End Of The Over 63 : 163/9
9 Runs
  • 062.1
  • 162.2
  • 062.3
  • 262.4
  • 662.5
  • W62.6
N. Wagner
8 (5)
T. Southee
1 (2)
M. Starc
13-5-42-4
62.6
W
Mitchell Starc To Neil Wagner OUT!
OUT! Caught behind and Starc has 9 in the match! A length ball, around middle, Wagner looks to defend but the ball angles away, takes the outside edge and goes to Tim Paine. Starc starts to celebrate and is that the end of the game? Will Lockie Ferguson come out to bat?
62.5
6
Mitchell Starc To Neil Wagner
SIX! Off the top edge! A short ball, outside leg, Wagner looks to tuck it to the leg side, with his eyes closed. The ball comes in at sheer pace and goes off the top edge, all the way over third man!
62.4
2
Mitchell Starc To Neil Wagner
Short delivery on leg, Wagner flicks it over square leg. The batsmen get two runs.
62.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Neil Wagner
BEATEN! Beauty of a delivery! On a good length and outside off, Wagner looks to defend but misses it.
62.2
1
Mitchell Starc To Tim Southee
Good length delivery on off, Southee plays it towards the off side and takes a quick run.
62.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Tim Southee
On a good length on middle, Southee nudges it towards short leg.
End Of The Over 62 : 154/8
0 Runs
  • 061.1
  • 061.2
  • 061.3
  • 061.4
  • W61.5
  • 061.6
N. Wagner
0 (1)
T. Southee
0 (0)
P. Cummins
18-5-30-2
61.6
0
Pat Cummins To Neil Wagner
A short ball, as expected, down the leg side, Wagner tucks it fine and almost hits it straight to leg gully! Goes on the bounce.
The moment Matthew Wade has been waiting all day. Neil Wagner has come in to bat. After being hit by a few bouncers this afternoon, Wade will be looking to be right in Wagner's ears. But we are going to have a delay. The sky camera has got stuck, at around 12 feet over the pitch, right in the centre. There seems to be a power issue. Finally, it is sorted.
61.5
W
Pat Cummins To Mitchell Santner OUT!
OUT! That is a stunning catch! The short stuff gets Santner. He was never looking comfortable and departs for a 8-ball duck. But what concentration from Travis Head! It is never easy to field for a fast bowler but Head did not move an inch. Normally, players take their eyes off and look for cover. But not Head. A short ball, right at the body from around the wicket, Mitchell cannot do much other than hop and tamely fend at it. The ball goes straight off the face of the bat, straight to silly point who just takes it calmly. Or makes it look pretty simple.
61.4
0
Pat Cummins To Mitchell Santner
Good length delivery on off, Santner defends it out.
61.3
0
Pat Cummins To Mitchell Santner
On a good length on middle, Santner blocks it off the back foot.
61.2
0
Pat Cummins To Mitchell Santner
Short delivery again down the leg side, Santner does not bother to play at that.
61.1
0
Pat Cummins To Mitchell Santner
Short of a length delivery down the leg side, Santner leaves it alone.
Tim Southee walks in at number 9, replacing Watling.
End Of The Over 61 : 154/7
0 Runs
  • 060.1
  • 060.2
  • 060.3
  • 060.4
  • 060.5
  • W60.6
BJ Watling
40 (106)
M. Santner
0 (3)
M. Starc
12-4-33-3
60.6
W
Mitchell Starc To BJ Watling OUT!
OUT! There is a faint mark on Hot Spot and Watling is caught down the leg side! A very bizarre moment for Australia. A short ball down the leg side, Watling got across and looked to fend but seemed to have missed. Now, there was a noise. Paine heard it. Or he looked to be the only one who heard it. He straightaway ran to the bowler in celebration and then started to appeal. But umpire Nigel Llong, seemingly looking frustrated at the continuous appeals from Australia all day, shook his head. For a change, Paine did not ask anyone. ANYONE. Smith at first slip did not move an inch while Starc was just looking to go back to his mark. Then suddenly, he sees his skipper go for the review and is clearly surprised, asking him whether he was sure! From the replays, to the naked eye, it looks the ball has hit the abdomen. But Hot Spot shows the tiniest of marks on the glove and then the abdomen! Nothing on the Snickometer but that does not matter. The decision is overturned and Watling has to depart. Well played, once again.
Massive shout for a catch down the leg side! Not out says, Nigel Llong. Paine takes the review. Starc himself is not sure and seems surprised that his skipper chose to review. A TINY MARK on the glove on Hot Spot. Nothing on Snicko. But the first evidence is enough. Miracle! Paine gets two reviews right!
60.5
0
Mitchell Starc To BJ Watling
Outside off, BJ does not bother to play at that.
60.4
0
Mitchell Starc To BJ Watling
On a good length on off, BJ blocks it off the back foot.
60.3
0
Mitchell Starc To BJ Watling
Good length delivery on middle, Watling keeps it out.
60.2
0
Mitchell Starc To BJ Watling
On a good length on off, Watling blocks it off the back foot.
60.1
0
Mitchell Starc To BJ Watling
Length delivery on middle, Watling flicks it towards short leg.
End Of The Over 60 : 154/6
2 Runs
  • 1 WD59.1
  • 059.1
  • 159.2
  • W59.3
  • 059.4
  • 059.5
  • 059.6
M. Santner
0 (3)
BJ Watling
40 (100)
P. Cummins
17-5-30-1
59.6
0
Pat Cummins To Mitchell Santner
OUCH! Did he pick that? Doesn't seem so. A short ball, around off, coming in with the angle, Santner stays back to fend at it but the ball hits his chest, then his neck and drops down.
59.5
0
Pat Cummins To Mitchell Santner
A short ball, down the leg side, left alone. There is a leg gully in place.
59.4
0
Pat Cummins To Mitchell Santner
A length ball, around off, defended solidly in front of short leg and silly point, right onto the middle of the pitch.
Mitchell Santner comes in at number 8, replacing de Grandhomme.
59.3
W
Pat Cummins To Colin de Grandhomme OUT!
OUT! Edged and taken! Smith put one down earlier but he makes amends for that by taking a pretty decent catch. The batsman is different though. Colin de Grandhomme's wonderful fight ends. Much similar to the dismissal of Joe Burns on Saturday evening. Not exactly a brute but a toughie nevertheless. A length ball around off, de Grandhomme is forced to play at it but the ball seams away off the deck and takes Colin by surprise. He cannot do much having already committed into the shot. The outside edge is taken and it goes low to first slip where Steven Smith takes it safely, then dives forward. End of a wonderful 56-run stand.
59.2
1
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
Length delivery on middle, Watling flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
59.1
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
Short delivery down the leg side, Watling lets it go.
59.1
wd
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
WIDE! Bowls a bouncer on leg, Watling does well to duck under it.
DRINKS BREAK. Superb from New Zealand. Superb from BJ Watling and Colin de Grandhomme. They never give up without a fight, do they? Rephrase. They never give up, do they? On a pitch where the Aussies lost 5/30 odd last evening and the Kiwis themselves collapsed on Day 2, they have been wicketless so far. It is that time of the day when the sun goes down and batting becomes tougher but the resilience has been excellent. Here comes Pat Cummins again. 16-5-28-0 so far.
End Of The Over 59 : 152/5
0 Runs
  • 058.1
  • 058.2
  • 058.3
  • 058.4
  • 058.5
  • 058.6
de Grandhomme
33 (64)
BJ Watling
39 (98)
M. Starc
11-3-33-2
58.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Colin de Grandhomme
Bowls a bouncer outside off, de Grandhomme watches it sail through to the keeper.
58.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Colin de Grandhomme
Good length delivery on off, Colin taps it to point.
58.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Colin de Grandhomme
On a good length on middle, de Grandhomme tucks it towards short leg.
58.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Colin de Grandhomme
Length delivery on off, de Grandhomme plays it to point.
58.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Colin de Grandhomme
Another bouncer, same reaction.
58.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Colin de Grandhomme
A bouncer, down the leg side, ducked under.
End Of The Over 58 : 152/5
4 Runs
  • 157.1
  • 057.2
  • 157.3
  • 057.4
  • 057.5
  • 257.6
BJ Watling
39 (98)
de Grandhomme
33 (58)
N. Lyon
22-3-63-3
57.6
2
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Flighted delivery on off, Watling looks to defend but gets an outside edge on this one. It goes towards third man. The batsmen pick up a couple.
57.5
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Loopy delivery on middle, Watling defends it off the front foot.
57.4
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Tossed up delivery on middle, Watling flicks it to mid-wicket.
57.3
1
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
Floated delivery on middle, Colin nudges it towards square leg for a single. 150 up for New Zealand.
57.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
Flighted delivery on middle, de Grandhomme defends it off the back foot.
57.1
1
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Short delivery on middle, Watling pulls it through square leg. The batsmen take a single.
End Of The Over 57 : 148/5
2 Runs
  • 156.1
  • 056.2
  • 1 LB56.3
  • 056.4
  • 056.5
  • 056.6
de Grandhomme
32 (56)
BJ Watling
36 (94)
M. Starc
10-3-33-2
56.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Colin de Grandhomme
Length delivery on middle, de Grandhomme flicks it towards the leg side.
56.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Colin de Grandhomme
On a good length on off, Colin rises on his toes and defends it.
56.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Colin de Grandhomme
Bowls a bouncer, de Grandhomme ducks under it.
56.3
lb
Mitchell Starc To BJ Watling
50-RUN STAND UP. Finally, some fight from New Zealand. Length delivery on middle, Watling looks to flick but gets it off the pads. It goes towards square leg. The batsmen take a single. The umpire gives it as a leg bye. 50-run stand is up between BJ Watling and Colin de Grandhomme.
56.2
0
Mitchell Starc To BJ Watling
On a good length on middle, Watling defends it off the back foot.
56.1
1
Mitchell Starc To Colin de Grandhomme
Length delivery on off, de Grandhomme taps it towards covers and takes a single.
Mitchell Starc returns. 9-3-32-2 so far.
End Of The Over 56 : 146/5
2 Runs
  • 055.1
  • 055.2
  • 255.3
  • 055.4
  • 055.5
  • 055.6
BJ Watling
36 (92)
de Grandhomme
31 (52)
N. Lyon
21-3-59-3
55.6
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Flighted delivery on middle, Watling blocks it well.
55.5
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Floated delivery outside off, BJ shoulders arms to this one.
55.4
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Loopy delivery outside off, Watling offers no shot to this one.
55.3
2
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Full delivery on off, Watling drives it through covers. The batsmen get two runs.
55.2
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Flighted delivery on middle, Watling defends it off the back foot.
55.1
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Tossed up delivery on off, Watling plays it to point.
End Of The Over 55 : 144/5
4 Runs
  • 454.1
  • 054.2
  • 054.3
  • 054.4
  • 054.5
  • 054.6
de Grandhomme
31 (52)
BJ Watling
34 (86)
T. Head
5-1-13-0
54.6
0
Travis Head To Colin de Grandhomme
Full again, nicely kept out.
54.5
0
Travis Head To Colin de Grandhomme
Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.
54.4
0
Travis Head To Colin de Grandhomme
Around off, pushed back to Lyon again.
54.3
0
Travis Head To Colin de Grandhomme
Around off, punched back to the bowler.
54.2
0
Travis Head To Colin de Grandhomme
Full and around off solidly defended.
54.1
4
Travis Head To Colin de Grandhomme
FOUR! Deftly done. Landed outside off, a touch short, de Grandhomme gets across and plays it with the massive turn, right off Paine's gloves, to the fine leg fence. Moves to 31 from 47 balls.
End Of The Over 54 : 140/5
2 Runs
  • 153.1
  • 053.2
  • 053.3
  • 053.4
  • 153.5
  • 053.6
BJ Watling
34 (86)
de Grandhomme
27 (46)
N. Lyon
20-3-57-3
53.6
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Tossed up delivery on off, Watling plays it to point.
53.5
1
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
Full delivery on off, de Grandhomme drives it through covers for a single.
53.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
Floated delivery on middle, de Grandhomme blocks it off the back foot.
53.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
Flighted delivery on middle, de Grandhomme looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The bowler appeals but the umpire shakes his head. Ball Tracker later shows it would have been umpire's call on impact and it would have been clipping the leg stump.
53.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
Tossed up delivery on middle, de Grandhomme defends it off the back foot.
53.1
1
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Floated delivery on middle, Watling nudges it towards square leg for a run.
End Of The Over 53 : 138/5
2 Runs
  • 152.1
  • 152.2
  • 052.3
  • 052.4
  • 052.5
  • 052.6
de Grandhomme
26 (42)
BJ Watling
33 (84)
T. Head
4-1-9-0
52.6
0
Travis Head To Colin de Grandhomme
BEATEN! Tossed up delivery outside off, de Grandhomme looks to defend but misses it.
52.5
0
Travis Head To Colin de Grandhomme
Loopy delivery on middle, de Grandhomme looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad.
52.4
0
Travis Head To Colin de Grandhomme
Floated delivery on middle, Colin defends it out.
52.3
0
Travis Head To Colin de Grandhomme
Flighted delivery on middle, de Grandhomme keeps it out.
52.2
1
Travis Head To BJ Watling
Short delivery on off, Watling cuts it towards point. The batsmen take a single.
52.1
1
Travis Head To Colin de Grandhomme
Short delivery on middle, de Grandhomme pulls it over square leg. It goes to the fielder on one bounce. The batsmen cross ends.
Travis Head is back on. 3-1-7-0 are his figures so far.
End Of The Over 52 : 136/5
4 Runs
  • 051.1
  • 051.2
  • 051.3
  • 251.4
  • 251.5
  • 051.6
BJ Watling
32 (83)
de Grandhomme
25 (37)
N. Lyon
19-3-55-3
51.6
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.
51.5
2
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
EDGED, DROPPED! A tough chance. Full and outside off, Watling looks to defend but gets a thick outside edge. The ball flies towards Steven Smith at first slip but he is wrong-footed. Goes to his right and the ball is to his left. He is not able to react and the strawberry hits his left palm and goes down. Two runs taken.
51.4
2
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Tossed up delivery on off, Watling looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man. Neser in the deep collects the ball and fires a throw at the keeper's end where Tim Paine whips the bails off. But Watling was well inside the crease. The batsmen get two runs.
51.3
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Outside off, Watling leaves it alone.
51.2
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Flighted delivery on off, BJ punches it to point.
51.1
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Lyon bowls it down the leg side, Watling lets it go.
End Of The Over 51 : 132/5
2 Runs
  • 050.1
  • 050.2
  • 050.3
  • 250.4
  • 050.5
  • 050.6
de Grandhomme
25 (37)
BJ Watling
28 (77)
M. Labuschagne
5-0-13-0
50.6
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Colin de Grandhomme
Full delivery on off, de Grandhomme drives it to mid off.
50.5
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Colin de Grandhomme
Outside off, Colin leaves it alone.
50.4
2
Marnus Labuschagne To Colin de Grandhomme
Flighted delivery on middle, de Grandhomme flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get two runs.
50.3
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Colin de Grandhomme
Floated delivery outside off, Colin lets it go.
50.2
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Colin de Grandhomme
Outside off, de Grandhomme offers no shot to this one.
50.1
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Colin de Grandhomme
Full delivery on off, de Grandhomme drives it to covers.
End Of The Over 50 : 130/5
1 Runs
  • 049.1
  • 049.2
  • 049.3
  • 049.4
  • 149.5
  • 049.6
BJ Watling
28 (77)
de Grandhomme
23 (31)
N. Lyon
18-3-51-3
49.6
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
The batsman works it down the leg side.
49.5
1
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
Flighted delivery on middle, Colin flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.
49.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
Full delivery on middle, Colin drives it to mid on.
49.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
Floated delivery on middle, de Grandhomme nudges it towards the leg side.
49.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
BEATEN! Tossed up delivery outside off, Colin looks to cut but misses it.
49.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
Bowls it down the leg side, de Grandhomme looks to flick but misses it.
End Of The Over 49 : 129/5
3 Runs
  • 348.1
  • 048.2
  • 048.3
  • 048.4
  • 048.5
  • 048.6
BJ Watling
28 (76)
de Grandhomme
22 (26)
M. Labuschagne
4-0-11-0
48.6
0
Marnus Labuschagne To BJ Watling
Again outside off, Watling shoulders arms to this one.
48.5
0
Marnus Labuschagne To BJ Watling
Flighted delivery outside off, BJ lets it go.
48.4
0
Marnus Labuschagne To BJ Watling
Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
48.3
0
Marnus Labuschagne To BJ Watling
Outside off, Watling offers no shot to this one.
48.2
0
Marnus Labuschagne To BJ Watling
Floated delivery on middle, Watling defends it out.
48.1
3
Marnus Labuschagne To Colin de Grandhomme
Short delivery on off, de Grandhomme cuts it through point. Burns chases it, slides and does well to stop it before the ropes. The batsmen get three runs.
Marnus Labuschagne is back on.
End Of The Over 48 : 126/5
1 Runs
  • 047.1
  • 047.2
  • 047.3
  • 147.4
  • 047.5
  • 047.6
BJ Watling
28 (71)
de Grandhomme
19 (25)
N. Lyon
17-3-50-3
47.6
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Tossed up delivery on middle, Watling blocks it off the front foot.
47.5
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Bowls it down the leg side, Watling lets it go.
47.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
Floated delivery on middle, Colin comes down the track and flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
47.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
47.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
NOT OUT! Flighted delivery just outside off, de Grandhomme looks to defend but misses it. The keeper appeals for caught behind but the umpire shakes his head. Tim Paine takes the review. Snicko detects no edge.
An appeal for caught behind! The umpire raises his finger. New Zealand take the review. There is nothing on Snicko.
47.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
BEATEN! Short delivery outside off, de Grandhomme looks to cut but misses it.
End Of The Over 47 : 125/5
2 Runs
  • 046.1
  • 046.2
  • 046.3
  • 146.4
  • 046.5
  • 146.6
de Grandhomme
18 (21)
BJ Watling
28 (69)
P. Cummins
16-5-28-0
46.6
1
Pat Cummins To Colin de Grandhomme
On a length on middle, Colin plays it towards mid on for a single.
46.5
0
Pat Cummins To Colin de Grandhomme
Bowls a bumper, de Grandhomme ducks under it.
46.4
1
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
Length delivery on off, Watling taps it towards point for a single.
46.3
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
Bowls a bouncer, Watling does well to duck under it.
46.2
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
On a good length on middle, Watling blocks it off the back foot.
46.1
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
Full and outside off, Watling looks to defend but the ball takes the outside edge and goes on the bounce to gully.
End Of The Over 46 : 123/5
4 Runs
  • 045.1
  • 045.2
  • 045.3
  • 045.4
  • 445.5
  • 045.6
de Grandhomme
17 (19)
BJ Watling
27 (65)
N. Lyon
16-3-49-3
45.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
Tossed up delivery on middle, Colin defends it off the back foot.
45.5
4
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
FOUR! Colin de Grandhomme plays it one-handed. How did he do that? Flighted delivery on middle, de Grandhomme looks to play a slog sweep but his one hand comes off the bat. The ball flies in the air but is well wide of the man at deep mid-wicket. Lands around deep backward square leg and trickles into the fence.
45.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
Loopy delivery on middle, de Grandhomme looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad.
45.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
Floated delivery on middle, de Grandhomme nudges it towards the leg side.
45.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
Tossed up delivery on middle, Colin blocks it well.
45.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
Flighted delivery down the leg side, de Grandhomme lets it go. It goes towards Tim Paine safely.
End Of The Over 45 : 119/5
2 Runs
  • 044.1
  • 144.2
  • 044.3
  • 044.4
  • 1 NB44.5
  • 044.5
  • 044.6
BJ Watling
27 (65)
de Grandhomme
13 (13)
P. Cummins
15-5-26-0
44.6
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
Around middle and off, worked straight to short leg.
44.5
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.
44.5
nb
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
NO BALL. A bouncer, around middle, Watling ducks.
44.4
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
Full and around middle, pushed down towards mid on.
44.3
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
On a good length outside off, coming in, Watling looks to defend but misses and is hit on the pads.
44.2
1
Pat Cummins To Colin de Grandhomme
GLOVED, BUT WIDE OF SHORT LEG! A nasty bouncer, around middle, Colin leaps to fend but the ball keeps on rising. Takes the glove and flies in the air, but is well wide of short leg, en route fine leg. A single taken.
44.1
0
Pat Cummins To Colin de Grandhomme
Oops! Watch out! Plenty of drama on this ball. A length ball, around middle, de Grandhomme looks to defend but the ball takes the inside edge and hits him on the pads. The ball rolls away and de Grandhomme thinks about the single but is sent back. He lazily stands there and in the meanwhile, Matthew Wade charges in from short leg. Also, Nathan Lyon comes in running from point. Wade tries to kick the ball onto the stumps at the striker's end with his left foot but cannot quite connect cleanly. De Grandhomme would have been out had that hit! But the fun does not end there. Wade and Lyon almost collide into one another, knocking each other down! Both get up with a smile while umpire Aleem Dar at square leg has a chuckle.
End Of The Over 44 : 117/5
1 Runs
  • 143.1
  • 043.2
  • 043.3
  • 043.4
  • 043.5
  • 043.6
BJ Watling
27 (60)
de Grandhomme
12 (11)
N. Lyon
15-3-45-3
43.6
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Short delivery on off, Watling cuts it to point.
43.5
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Flighted delivery on middle, Watling keeps it out.
43.4
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Loopy delivery on off, BJ defends it out.
43.3
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Floated delivery on middle, Watling defends it off the back foot.
43.2
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Flighted delivery on middle, Watling flicks it to mid-wicket.
43.1
1
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
Tossed up delivery on middle, de Grandhomme drives it uppishly through mid on. The batsmen take a run.
End Of The Over 43 : 116/5
3 Runs
  • 042.1
  • 042.2
  • 042.3
  • 042.4
  • 342.5
  • 042.6
BJ Watling
27 (55)
de Grandhomme
11 (10)
P. Cummins
14-5-24-0
42.6
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
Bowls a bouncer, Watling ducks under it.
42.5
3
Pat Cummins To Colin de Grandhomme
Full delivery on off, de Grandhomme drives it through point. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it. The batsmen get three runs. 1000 runs for Colin de Grandhomme in Tests.
42.4
0
Pat Cummins To Colin de Grandhomme
Play and a miss! Short of a length delivery outside off, de Grandhomme looks to pull but misses it.
42.3
0
Pat Cummins To Colin de Grandhomme
Good length delivery on off, de Grandhomme blocks it off the front foot.
42.2
0
Pat Cummins To Colin de Grandhomme
Full delivery on off, Colin drives it towards mid off.
42.1
0
Pat Cummins To Colin de Grandhomme
On a good length on middle, de Grandhomme looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad.
End Of The Over 42 : 113/5
5 Runs
  • 141.1
  • 041.2
  • 441.3
  • 041.4
  • 041.5
  • 041.6
BJ Watling
27 (54)
de Grandhomme
8 (5)
N. Lyon
14-3-44-3
41.6
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Was that a drop? Looking at Matthew Wade's reaction, it seems so. Around middle, Watling looked to flick and hit it very hard. The ball seemed to go flush onto Matthew Wade's right shoulder and deflected away. Smith pats Wade on his head.
41.5
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Huge appeal for a caught behind! Turned down by Aleem Dar. Tossed up outside off, Watling lunges to defend but misses. Tim Paine fumbles but takes it in the second attempt. There is a noise and up go the Aussies but Dar shakes his head. Paine is not sure whether there was an outside edge and does not take the review. Hot Spot detects a mark when the ball passes the bat! Reviews and Tim...a pain for Australia.
41.4
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Flighted delivery outside off, Watling looks to defend but misses it.
41.3
4
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
FOUR! Floated delivery on off, Watling looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man for a boundary.
41.2
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Flighted delivery on middle, Watling flicks it to mid-wicket.
41.1
1
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
Tossed up delivery on middle, Colin comes down the track and drives it through mid on. The batsmen cross ends.
End Of The Over 41 : 108/5
4 Runs
  • 040.1
  • 140.2
  • 040.3
  • 140.4
  • 040.5
  • 240.6
BJ Watling
23 (49)
de Grandhomme
7 (4)
P. Cummins
13-5-21-0
40.6
2
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
On a length on middle, Watling flicks it through square leg. The batsmen pick up a couple.
40.5
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
Bowls a bouncer, Watling ducks under it.
40.4
1
Pat Cummins To Colin de Grandhomme
Length delivery on middle, de Grandhomme flicks it towards square leg for a single.
40.3
0
Pat Cummins To Colin de Grandhomme
Good length delivery on middle, de Grandhomme looks to flick but gets it hit on the thigh pad.
40.2
1
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
On a length on off, Watling plays it towards covers for a run.
40.1
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
On a good length on off, Watling defends it off the front foot.
Pat Cummins to bowl from the other end. Wicketless but just 17 runs in 12 overs shows his relentless pressure.
End Of The Over 40 : 104/5
7 Runs
  • 039.1
  • 039.2
  • 139.3
  • W39.4
  • 039.5
  • 639.6
de Grandhomme
6 (2)
BJ Watling
20 (45)
N. Lyon
13-3-39-3
39.6
6
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
SIX! Amazing shot. Flighted delivery on middle, de Grandhomme comes down the track and lofts it over wide long on for a maximum.
39.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
Flighted delivery on off, de Grandhomme defends it to covers off the back foot.
We are back for the final session of Day 4. The Australian players are out in the middle. BJ Watling will be joined by Colin de Grandhomme. Nathan Lyon will continue his over.
... Day 4, Session 3 ...
So! A bizarre way to go into the break. Nicholls might well have been out but was the correct protocol followed there? What was the third umpire checking? Was it a player's review or an umpire's review regarding the legality of the catch? Australia just strengthening their surge towards a 1-0 lead. 5 wickets left and around 35 overs pending. The floodlights will be switched on and Starc will be ready to swing that strawberry. Will we witness a Day 5? Join us back at 6 pm local (1000 GMT).
Tim Paine is giving an interview. He is happy with the way the session ended. Feels sorry for Nicholls that the ball hit the back of his bat. Hopes to take more wickets when the floodlights come on. Admits that it is challenging for both the keeper and the batsmen to face Nathan Lyon on such tracks.
39.4
W
Nathan Lyon To Henry Nicholls OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Well, a bit of a bizarre procedure there. Let us describe the events one by one. Tossed up delivery outside off, Nicholls lunges to defend but the ball comes in with the angle, hits the pads and lobs to silly point. Now, Travis Head takes it, celebrates and then appeals. Aleem Dar immediately raises his finger. Seeing that, Travis Head runs around in circles in jubilation while Nicholls asks the umpire the manner of his dismissal. On being informed that he has been given out caught, Nicholls has a long chat with Watling and then signals the 'T'. Now comes the bizarre part. From one side of the replays, it seems that the ball has hit the pad, then hit the back of the bat and dipped to Travis Head who has taken a very good catch, inches above the ground. But the third umpire is only checking the legality of the catch. Does that mean he is satisfied there is an edge? No Hot Spot is checked, nor Snicko. Eventually, the third umpire relays the message to Aleem Dar who signals it OUT once again. So - was this an umpire's review or a player's review? Something to ponder as TEA IS TAKEN.
Caught at silly point! But has Nicholls nicked it? He has taken the review. Replays seem to show that the ball has hit the back of the bat. This is strange. No Hot Spot is shown, or Snicko but the batsman is ruled OUT.
39.3
1
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Tossed up delivery on off, Watling drives it towards covers. The batsmen take a run.
39.2
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Flighted delivery on off, Watling defends it off the front foot.
39.1
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Outside off, Watling offers no shot to this one.
End Of The Over 39 : 97/4
4 Runs
  • 238.1
  • 038.2
  • 238.3
  • 038.4
  • 038.5
  • 038.6
H. Nicholls
21 (53)
BJ Watling
19 (42)
M. Labuschagne
3-0-8-0
38.6
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Henry Nicholls
Floated delivery on middle, Nicholls tucks it towards the leg side.
38.5
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Henry Nicholls
Tossed up delivery on middle, Nicholls defends it off the back foot.
38.4
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Henry Nicholls
Flighted delivery on middle, Nicholls defends it off the front foot.
38.3
2
Marnus Labuschagne To Henry Nicholls
Gets down and sweeps it through fine leg for a couple. The stand moves to 40 now. Nicholls moves to 21.
38.2
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Henry Nicholls
Around off, defended solidly.
38.1
2
Marnus Labuschagne To Henry Nicholls
Floated generously outside off, driven through the covers for a couple.
End Of The Over 38 : 93/4
0 Runs
  • 037.1
  • 037.2
  • 037.3
  • 037.4
  • 037.5
  • 037.6
BJ Watling
19 (42)
H. Nicholls
17 (47)
N. Lyon
12-2-32-2
37.6
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Tossed up delivery on middle, Watling blocks it well.
37.5
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
BEATEN! Flighted delivery just outside off, Watling looks to defend but the ball straightens and then bounces steeply. Good take by Paine.
37.4
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Loopy delivery on off, Watling defends it off the front foot.
37.3
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Floated delivery on off, Watling nudges it towards the leg side.
37.2
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Flighted delivery on middle, Watling defends it out.
37.1
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Tossed up delivery on middle, Watling defends it to short leg.
Nathan Lyon returns. 11-2-32-2 so far.
End Of The Over 37 : 93/4
1 Runs
  • 036.1
  • 036.2
  • 136.3
  • 036.4
  • 036.5
  • 036.6
H. Nicholls
17 (47)
BJ Watling
19 (36)
M. Labuschagne
2-0-4-0
36.6
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Henry Nicholls
Floated delivery on middle, Nicholls flicks it to mid-wicket.
36.5
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Henry Nicholls
Tossed up delivery on middle, Nicholls looks to defend but gets an inside edge. It goes on a bounce to short leg.
36.4
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Henry Nicholls
Flighted delivery on middle, Nicholls plays it to mid on.
36.3
1
Marnus Labuschagne To BJ Watling
Landed outside off, hint of away turn, but a bit too short. Punched through the covers for a single.
36.2
0
Marnus Labuschagne To BJ Watling
Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
36.1
0
Marnus Labuschagne To BJ Watling
Full and outside off, solidly defended in front of silly point.
End Of The Over 36 : 92/4
3 Runs
  • 135.1
  • 035.2
  • 235.3
  • 035.4
  • 035.5
  • 035.6
H. Nicholls
17 (44)
BJ Watling
18 (33)
T. Head
3-1-7-0
35.6
0
Travis Head To Henry Nicholls
Loopy delivery on off, Henry plays it towards point.
35.5
0
Travis Head To Henry Nicholls
Flighted delivery on middle, Nicholls plays it to point.
35.4
0
Travis Head To Henry Nicholls
Floated delivery on off, Nicholls defends it off the front foot.
35.3
2
Travis Head To Henry Nicholls
Tossed up delivery on middle, Nicholls comes down the track and flicks it through mid-wicket. Cummins chases it and does well to stop it. The batsmen pick up a couple.
35.2
0
Travis Head To Henry Nicholls
Flighted delivery on middle, Nicholls comes down the track and looks to flick but gets hit on the pads.
35.1
1
Travis Head To BJ Watling
Full and outside off, punched wide of mid off for a single.
End Of The Over 35 : 89/4
3 Runs
  • 134.1
  • 034.2
  • 134.3
  • 034.4
  • 034.5
  • 134.6
BJ Watling
17 (32)
H. Nicholls
15 (39)
M. Labuschagne
1-0-3-0
34.6
1
Marnus Labuschagne To BJ Watling
Short delivery on off, Watling cuts it towards point. The batsmen cross ends.
34.5
0
Marnus Labuschagne To BJ Watling
Tossed up delivery on off, Watling offers a forward defense on this one.
34.4
0
Marnus Labuschagne To BJ Watling
Outside off, Watling shoulders arms to this one.
34.3
1
Marnus Labuschagne To Henry Nicholls
Flighted delivery on off, Nicholls plays it towards point for a single.
34.2
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Henry Nicholls
Tossed up delivery on off, Nicholls defends it off the back foot.
34.1
1
Marnus Labuschagne To BJ Watling
Around middle, worked through mid-wicket for a single.
Marnus Labuschagne comes into the attack.
End Of The Over 34 : 86/4
0 Runs
  • 033.1
  • 033.2
  • 033.3
  • 033.4
  • 033.5
  • 033.6
H. Nicholls
14 (37)
BJ Watling
15 (28)
T. Head
2-0-4-0
33.6
0
Travis Head To Henry Nicholls
Floated delivery on middle, Nicholls looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
33.5
0
Travis Head To Henry Nicholls
Loopy delivery on middle, Henry defends it off the back foot.
33.4
0
Travis Head To Henry Nicholls
Tossed up delivery on middle, Henry blocks it well.
33.3
0
Travis Head To Henry Nicholls
Flighted delivery on off, Nicholls plays it to covers.
33.2
0
Travis Head To Henry Nicholls
Tossed up delivery on middle, Nicholls looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
33.1
0
Travis Head To Henry Nicholls
Short delivery on off, Nicholls makes room and slaps it to covers but Marnus Labuschagne dives to his right and makes a stunning stop.
End Of The Over 33 : 86/4
0 Runs
  • 032.1
  • 032.2
  • 032.3
  • 032.4
  • 032.5
  • 032.6
BJ Watling
15 (28)
H. Nicholls
14 (31)
P. Cummins
12-4-17-0
32.6
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
Good length delivery on off, BJ blocks it off the back foot.
32.5
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
On a good length on off, Watling defends it off the front foot.
32.4
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
Length delivery on off, Watling taps it towards gully where Warner makes a fine stop with a dive.
32.3
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
A bouncer on middle, BJ ducks.
32.2
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
Similar line, probably a bit more on off, watchfully defended.
32.1
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
Full and outside off, driven beautifully but straight back to Cummins who deflects it to mid off off his left hand.
End Of The Over 32 : 86/4
4 Runs
  • 031.1
  • 331.2
  • 131.3
  • 031.4
  • 031.5
  • 031.6
H. Nicholls
14 (31)
BJ Watling
15 (22)
T. Head
1-0-4-0
31.6
0
Travis Head To Henry Nicholls
Loopy delivery on off, Nicholls looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. Tim Paine has a chat with his bowler who straightaway indicates there was an inside edge on that one. Replays confirm.
31.5
0
Travis Head To Henry Nicholls
Tossed up delivery on middle, Nicholls keeps it out.
31.4
0
Travis Head To Henry Nicholls
Flighted delivery on off, Nicholls blocks it well.
31.3
1
Travis Head To BJ Watling
Floated delivery on middle, Watling nudges it towards square leg for a run.
31.2
3
Travis Head To Henry Nicholls
Short delivery outside off, Nicholls makes room and slaps it through covers. The fielder from long off does well to stop it. The batsmen get three runs.
31.1
0
Travis Head To Henry Nicholls
Tossed up delivery on off, Nicholls defends it out.
So Nathan Lyon is not going to bowl unchanged in this session. Here comes Travis Head to bowl his offies.
End Of The Over 31 : 82/4
1 Runs
  • 030.1
  • 030.2
  • 030.3
  • 030.4
  • 130.5
  • 030.6
BJ Watling
14 (21)
H. Nicholls
11 (26)
P. Cummins
11-4-17-0
30.6
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
Good length delivery on off, Watling offers a solid defense on this one.
30.5
1
Pat Cummins To Henry Nicholls
Short delivery on leg, Nicholls pulls it towards fine leg for a run.
30.4
0
Pat Cummins To Henry Nicholls
On a good length on off, Henry defends it off the front foot.
30.3
0
Pat Cummins To Henry Nicholls
Full and outside off, angling in, Nicholls shoulders arms.
30.2
0
Pat Cummins To Henry Nicholls
The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
30.1
0
Pat Cummins To Henry Nicholls
Around off, solidly defended.
End Of The Over 30 : 81/4
4 Runs
  • 429.1
  • 029.2
  • 029.3
  • 029.4
  • 029.5
  • 029.6
BJ Watling
14 (20)
H. Nicholls
10 (21)
N. Lyon
11-2-32-2
29.6
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
29.5
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Outside off, driven straight to mid off.
29.4
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Full and around middle, Watling lunges and flicks it towards the leg side. Matthew Wade at short leg dives to his left and flicks it immediately at the stumps. Tim Paine misses it but Steven Smith at first slip stops it. Wade apologizes to his skipper.
29.3
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
This time he is on his back foot to defend.
29.2
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Around off, solidly defended.
29.1
4
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
FOUR! A rare bad ball. Short and outside off, Watling rocks back and cuts it through the covers.
End Of The Over 29 : 77/4
2 Runs
  • 028.1
  • 028.2
  • 028.3
  • 028.4
  • 228.5
  • 028.6
H. Nicholls
10 (21)
BJ Watling
10 (14)
P. Cummins
10-4-16-0
28.6
0
Pat Cummins To Henry Nicholls
EDGED, BUT DOES NOT CARRY! Paine smiles. Perfect from Cummins, landing it on a length outside off and drawing Nicholls forward. The outside edge is induced but for some reason it lands in front of Tim Paine.
28.5
2
Pat Cummins To Henry Nicholls
Too full and a bit too straight. Nicholls flicks it through mid-wicket and gets a couple. Moves to 10 and the stand is worth 20 from 33 balls.
28.4
0
Pat Cummins To Henry Nicholls
Landed outside off, left alone.
28.3
0
Pat Cummins To Henry Nicholls
Around off, pushed towards cover.
28.2
0
Pat Cummins To Henry Nicholls
Landed outside off, watchfully defended towards cover.
28.1
0
Pat Cummins To Henry Nicholls
Full and around off, watchfully defended.
End Of The Over 28 : 75/4
1 Runs
  • 027.1
  • 027.2
  • 027.3
  • 027.4
  • 027.5
  • 127.6
H. Nicholls
8 (15)
BJ Watling
10 (14)
N. Lyon
10-2-28-2
27.6
1
Nathan Lyon To Henry Nicholls
Gets it past Wade this time for a run.
27.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Henry Nicholls
That is a very good stop. Around off, Nicholls tucks it through the leg side but Matthew Wade at short leg does well to stop it.
27.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Henry Nicholls
Landed outside off, punched towards cover.
27.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Henry Nicholls
The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
27.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Henry Nicholls
Full and around off, watchfully defended.
27.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Henry Nicholls
A short ball outside off, Nicholls looks to pull but misses. Paine fumbles behind.
End Of The Over 27 : 74/4
4 Runs
  • 026.1
  • 426.2
  • 026.3
  • 026.4
  • 026.5
  • 026.6
BJ Watling
10 (14)
H. Nicholls
7 (9)
P. Cummins
9-4-14-0
26.6
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
Landed outside off, dabbed towards gully.
26.5
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
Similar line and length, this time BJW is perfect in his forward defense.
26.4
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
Very good bowling. Cummins understands that Watling would be expecting a short ball, so bowls it fuller. BJ is late in bringing his bat down to defend and is beaten, with the ball moving away late to beat the outside edge, almost like a leg spinner.
The physio is out in the middle. Watling looks okay and just changes his helmet. The normal procedure going through. This is taking a bit too long. The Kiwis are making sure that the helmet of Latham is well protected, hence that extra padding is going on. Trent Boult is also amongst the ones helping.
26.3
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
ON THE HELMET! First up, Watling is okay and signals a thumbs up. That just kept on rising. On a length outside off, Watling looks to defend but the ball suddenly kicks up, goes past his gloves and hits him on the grille of his helmet. He walks away immediately and when Cummins asks about his health, he indicates he is fine.
26.2
4
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
FOUR! Landed outside off, Watling looks to defend but the ball goes off the outside edge, along the ground, past second slip towards third man.
26.1
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
Outside off, on a length, left alone.
Pat Cummins returns. Runs have come at a premium off his bowling. 8-4-10-0 so far.
End Of The Over 26 : 70/4
4 Runs
  • 025.1
  • 025.2
  • 425.3
  • 025.4
  • 025.5
  • 025.6
H. Nicholls
7 (9)
BJ Watling
6 (8)
N. Lyon
9-2-27-2
25.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Henry Nicholls
Full and around off, Nicholls lunges and blocks it down the track.
25.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Henry Nicholls
The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
25.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Henry Nicholls
Landed outside off, the arm ball, left alone.
25.3
4
Nathan Lyon To Henry Nicholls
FOUR! A rare boundary. You need to punish the bad balls. Short and outside off, Nicholls rocks back and pulls it through mid-wicket.
25.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Henry Nicholls
Outside off, played towards point.
25.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Henry Nicholls
Around off, blocked from the crease.
DRINKS BREAK. A good end to that hour for Australia. Starc got Taylor and then Lyon got Latham. Two big guns. The Test is rapidly progressing and another wicket could lead to a procession.
End Of The Over 25 : 66/4
9 Runs
  • 324.1
  • 424.2
  • 024.3
  • 224.4
  • 024.5
  • 024.6
BJ Watling
6 (8)
H. Nicholls
3 (3)
M. Starc
9-3-32-2
24.6
0
Mitchell Starc To BJ Watling
On a good length on middle, Watling defends it off the back foot.
24.5
0
Mitchell Starc To BJ Watling
Outside off, Watling offers no shot to this one.
24.4
2
Mitchell Starc To BJ Watling
Full delivery on off, Watling drives it through covers. The batsmen get two runs.
24.3
0
Mitchell Starc To BJ Watling
Bowls a bouncer outside off, Watling sways away from it.
24.2
4
Mitchell Starc To BJ Watling
FOUR! What a shot! Full delivery on leg, Watling flicks it through square leg for a boundary.
24.1
3
Mitchell Starc To Henry Nicholls
Length delivery on middle, Nicholls flicks it through square leg. Lyon runs and does well to stop it. The batsmen get three runs.
End Of The Over 24 : 57/4
0 Runs
  • 023.1
  • 023.2
  • W23.3
  • 023.4
  • 023.5
  • 023.6
BJ Watling
0 (3)
H. Nicholls
0 (2)
N. Lyon
8-1-23-2
23.6
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Outside off, BJ hangs back to defend.
23.5
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Down the leg side, helped towards square leg.
23.4
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Full and outside off, Watling dead-bats it.
BJ Watling walks in next, at number 6, replacing Latham. Another man who can bat for hours.
23.3
W
Nathan Lyon To Tom Latham OUT!
OUT! LBW! That is plumb and Aleem Dar has to overturn the decision! Lyon has his second. The arm ball does the trick. Pitched around off, Latham stays back to defend but misses it as the ball skids off the deck. He is caught in his crease and is hit on the pads. Lyon immediately roars but umpire Dar shakes his head. Tim Paine has a long chat with his bowler and when it seems like both are not convinced whether that would be out, he signals for the review. Ball Tracker shows it to be hitting leg stump and one man who could have stayed for hours at the crease, departs.
Massive shout for LBW! Is Latham plumb in front? Umpire Aleem Dar has not agreed. Paine has a long chat with his bowler and with 8 seconds left on the DRS clock, takes the review. Looks close. Yup. Ball Tracker shows it to be hitting leg!
23.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Latham
Tossed up delivery on middle, Latham comes down the track and blocks it.
23.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Latham
Flighted delivery on middle, Latham defends it off the front foot.
End Of The Over 23 : 57/3
0 Runs
  • 022.1
  • 022.2
  • 022.3
  • W22.4
  • 022.5
  • 022.6
H. Nicholls
0 (2)
T. Latham
18 (65)
M. Starc
8-2-23-2
22.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Henry Nicholls
Outside off, played straight to point.
22.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Henry Nicholls
Around middle, pushed towards short mid-wicket.
Henry Nicholls walks in at number 5, replacing Taylor.
22.4
W
Mitchell Starc To Ross Taylor OUT!
OUT! Caught behind! There goes Rosco. Starc has struck. His second wicket. Taylor, looking to play his natural game, has perished. The ball is not much different from the second one in this over. The length is short and Rosco thinks that he can pull across the line. He does so but perhaps this one comes quicker than his anticipation. Takes the under edge and goes behind, with Tim Paine completing the formalities. Another massive blow.
22.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Ross Taylor
Bowls it down the leg side, Taylor lets it go.
22.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Ross Taylor
Short of a length delivery on middle, Taylor pulls it towards mid-wicket where the fielder makes a fine stop.
22.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Ross Taylor
Length delivery on leg, Taylor looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad. It goes towards the keeper safely.
End Of The Over 22 : 57/2
2 Runs
  • 021.1
  • 021.2
  • 121.3
  • 021.4
  • 021.5
  • 121.6
R. Taylor
22 (38)
T. Latham
18 (65)
N. Lyon
7-1-23-1
21.6
1
Nathan Lyon To Ross Taylor
Full delivery on middle, Taylor drives it through mid on for a run.
21.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Ross Taylor
Floated delivery on off, Taylor looks to play a reverse sweep but misses it and gets hit on the boot.
21.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Ross Taylor
Flighted delivery on off, Taylor defends it off the front foot.
21.3
1
Nathan Lyon To Tom Latham
Tossed up delivery on off, Latham plays that very late and guides it towards short third man. The batsmen take a run.
21.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Latham
That is fired down the leg side. 92.5 kph, Latham looks to sweep but misses it. Tim Paine behind just about manages to get his glove to stop that. Immediately wrings his hands in pain. That would have hurt.
21.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Latham
Short delivery on middle, Latham looks to pull but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
End Of The Over 21 : 55/2
6 Runs
  • 020.1
  • 020.2
  • 020.3
  • 320.4
  • 220.5
  • 120.6
T. Latham
17 (62)
R. Taylor
21 (35)
M. Starc
7-2-23-1
20.6
1
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
On a good length on middle, Latham looks to flick but gets it off the inner half of the bat. It goes towards fine leg for a single.
20.5
2
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
On a length on middle, Latham flicks it through square leg. The batsmen get two runs.
20.4
3
Mitchell Starc To Ross Taylor
Full delivery outside off, Taylor drives it through covers. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it before the ropes. The batsmen get three runs. Good running between the wickets. 50 UP FOR NEW ZEALAND.
20.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Ross Taylor
Good length delivery on middle, Ross defends it off the back foot.
20.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Ross Taylor
Rash shot. On a good length on off, Taylor looks to drive, without moving his feet and gets a bottom edge, which goes on the bounce to the bowler.
20.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Ross Taylor
Full delivery on middle, Taylor defends it to mid-wicket.
Mitchell Starc is back on. 6-2-17-1 so far.
End Of The Over 20 : 49/2
0 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 019.2
  • 019.3
  • 019.4
  • 019.5
  • 019.6
T. Latham
14 (60)
R. Taylor
18 (31)
N. Lyon
6-0-21-1
19.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Latham
Flighted delivery on middle, Latham keeps it out.
19.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Latham
Short delivery outside off, Latham cuts it to point.
19.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Latham
Loopy delivery on middle, Tom looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
19.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Latham
Oohhh... a bit too early. Floated delivery on middle, Latham comes down the track and looks to flick but is beaten in flight. Luckily for him, the ball hits his pads. Lyon spotted pretty early that Latham was off his blocks. Hence, fired it in.
19.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Latham
Flighted delivery on middle, Latham blocks it off the front foot.
19.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Latham
The arm ball outside off, left alone.
End Of The Over 19 : 49/2
3 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 018.2
  • 218.3
  • 018.4
  • 1 WD18.5
  • 018.5
  • 018.6
R. Taylor
18 (31)
T. Latham
14 (54)
P. Cummins
8-4-10-0
18.6
0
Pat Cummins To Ross Taylor
Good length delivery on off, Ross defends it off the front foot.
18.5
0
Pat Cummins To Ross Taylor
BEATEN! Beauty of a delivery! On a good length and outside off, Rosco looks to defend but the ball pitches and then seams away, to beat the outside edge.
18.5
wd
Pat Cummins To Ross Taylor
WIDE! A wild bouncer, around middle and leg, comfortably ducked under. It is not even a proper duck. The bouncer was so high.
18.4
0
Pat Cummins To Ross Taylor
Short of a length delivery outside off, Taylor looks to pull but misses it.
18.3
2
Pat Cummins To Ross Taylor
Length delivery on middle, Ross flicks it through square leg. The batsmen pick up a couple.
18.2
0
Pat Cummins To Ross Taylor
Good length delivery on off, Taylor plays it to covers.
18.1
0
Pat Cummins To Ross Taylor
On a good length on middle, Taylor defends it off the front foot.
End Of The Over 18 : 46/2
5 Runs
  • 017.1
  • 017.2
  • 417.3
  • 117.4
  • 017.5
  • 017.6
T. Latham
14 (54)
R. Taylor
16 (25)
N. Lyon
5-0-21-1
17.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Latham
Tossed up delivery on middle, Latham defends it off the back foot.
17.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Latham
Loopy delivery on off, Latham keeps it out.
17.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Ross Taylor
Floated delivery on off, Taylor sweeps it through mid-wicket for a run.
Square leg is now being shifted. He gets squarer. Long on moves right slightly.
17.3
4
Nathan Lyon To Ross Taylor
FOUR! AUDACIOUS! Taylor is ready for the challenge. Flighted outside off, Rosco gets down and mows the slog sweep. There is a deep square leg in place but this is played in front of him, towards mid-wicket.
17.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Ross Taylor
Full and outside off, Rosco looks to defend but gets a bottom edge, on the bounce over the keeper to first slip.
17.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Ross Taylor
Full and around off, worked in front of short leg.
End Of The Over 17 : 41/2
0 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 016.2
  • 016.3
  • 016.4
  • 016.5
  • 016.6
T. Latham
14 (52)
R. Taylor
11 (21)
P. Cummins
7-3-7-0
16.6
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Latham
BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Latham looks to defend but misses it.
16.5
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Latham
Another LBW appeal but turned down. On a good length on leg, Latham looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
16.4
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Latham
Bowls a bumper, Latham ducks under it.
16.3
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Latham
Outside off, TL leaves it alone.
16.2
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Latham
Good length delivery on off, Tom defends it off the back foot.
16.1
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Latham
On a good length on middle, Latham nudges it towards the leg side.
End Of The Over 16 : 41/2
6 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 015.2
  • 115.3
  • 015.4
  • 115.5
  • 415.6
R. Taylor
11 (21)
T. Latham
14 (46)
N. Lyon
4-0-16-1
15.6
4
Nathan Lyon To Ross Taylor
FOUR! Nice shot. Tossed up delivery on middle, Taylor plays a slog sweep over mid-wicket for a boundary.
15.5
1
Nathan Lyon To Tom Latham
Floated delivery on middle, Latham flicks it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.
15.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Latham
Loopy delivery on off, Tom blocks it well.
15.3
1
Nathan Lyon To Ross Taylor
Flighted delivery on middle, Ross flicks it towards square leg for a single.
15.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Ross Taylor
Tossed up delivery on off, Rosco defends it back towards the bowler.
15.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Ross Taylor
Floated delivery on middle, Taylor flicks it to short fine leg.
End Of The Over 15 : 35/2
1 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 114.3
  • 014.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
T. Latham
13 (44)
R. Taylor
6 (17)
P. Cummins
6-3-7-0
14.6
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Latham
Bowls a bouncer on leg, TL does well to duck under it.
14.5
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Latham
Good length delivery on off, Tom blocks it off the front foot.
14.4
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Latham
On a good length on off, Latham defends it off the back foot.
14.3
1
Pat Cummins To Ross Taylor
Short delivery on leg, Taylor looks to pull but gets it off the glove. It goes towards fine leg for a run. That hurried onto Taylor.
14.2
0
Pat Cummins To Ross Taylor
Outside off, Rosco offers no shot to this one.
14.1
0
Pat Cummins To Ross Taylor
BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Taylor looks to defend but misses it.
End Of The Over 14 : 34/2
2 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 013.2
  • 013.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 213.6
T. Latham
13 (41)
R. Taylor
5 (14)
N. Lyon
3-0-10-1
13.6
2
Nathan Lyon To Tom Latham
Short delivery on off, Latham makes room and cuts it through point. The batsmen get two runs.
13.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Latham
Flighted delivery on middle, well kept out again.
13.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Latham
Short delivery on off, Latham cuts it to point.
13.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Latham
Floated delivery on middle, TL defends it off the back foot.
13.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Latham
Tossed up delivery on middle, Tom defends it out.
13.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Latham
Flighted delivery outside off, Latham offers no shot to this one.
Nathan Lyon to bowl from the other end. Will he bowl unchanged through this session? 2-0-8-1 so far.
End Of The Over 13 : 32/2
1 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 012.2
  • 012.3
  • 112.4
  • 012.5
  • 012.6
R. Taylor
5 (14)
T. Latham
11 (35)
P. Cummins
5-3-6-0
12.6
0
Pat Cummins To Ross Taylor
On a length outside off, Rosco looks to defend but misses.
12.5
0
Pat Cummins To Ross Taylor
Outside off, on a length, Taylor looks to defend but then aims to take his bat away. Is late and the ball goes off the bottom edge, on the bounce, to gully.
12.4
1
Pat Cummins To Tom Latham
Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. One run added to the total.
12.3
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Latham
Huge appeal for LBW now! Turned down again! Will the Australians review? Cummins looks interested. Tim Paine walks towards Nathan Lyon at point to talk about the height and then does not take the review. A length ball outside off, hits a crack and stays a touch low. Latham is hit on his back foot and seems to fall over a touch. It looks close to the naked eye but Ball Tracker shows it to be going over the top. Superb decision from Nigel Llong and excellent call from Nathan Lyon at point to tell Paine not to review. He would have been at the best angle to see where the ball would have hit.
12.2
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Latham
Huge appeal for a caught behind! Turned down by umpire Llong. No warm-ups for Cummins. No looseners. He comes running in and lands it on a length outside off, making it to jag back in. Tom looks to defend but misses. The ball goes off something to the keeper and the slip cordon explodes. Llong is unmoved. Replays show that the ball hit the back thigh. Superb decision.
12.1
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Latham
Full and around off, bounces sharply but Latham is solid in defense.
Out come the players onto the field. Pat Cummins it will be to start off proceedings after the break. 4 overs in his pre-Lunch spell. How many will he bowl in this one? Tom Latham to face. Here we go...
Welcome back for the second session. Normally, with the pitch opening up as it already has, one would assume this to be the final session of the match. But because this is a Day-Night game, ironically, this is the best time to bat. Can the Kiwis get a partnership and keep the Aussies at bay? Their first aim should be to tire out Starc and Cummins, so that Paine is forced to resort to Wade and Labuschagne.
... DAY 4, SESSION 2 ...
Now, 8 wickets to take for the Aussies. Can they finish it off on the fourth day itself? Or have the Kiwis got them in to battle out the heat and the pitch to take the game on the fifth day? We will find that out soon. Join us for the second session after the break.
He tells that he was happy to see Lyon get a wicket and would've loved to see him get a hat-trick. Tells that Taylor was brilliant in the first innings but Lyon is bowling well. Hopes that he along with Starc look to assist the spinner.
As far as the Aussies are concerned, Starc and Cummins were superb with the ball early on. Starc was rewarded with a wicket while Lyon with the help of the pitch removed the mighty wicket of Williamson. While they are a bowler short, the variable bounce on the pitch are surely there to assist them. Playing against Lyon on this track is going to be tricky. Interesting to see if the Kiwis battle it out and take the game on the fifth day. Before that, Cummins is caught for the chat.
New Zealand has 1 hour to survive before the Lunch break. They have lost two already which includes the massive wicket of Kiwi skipper Williamson. Latham is looking solid and he has Taylor for company. These two are going to be the key for New Zealand. Taylor scored a solid 80 in the first innings and he might have to double that total if the Kiwis are to force or draw or maybe attempt to win the game.
End Of The Over 12 : 31/2
4 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 011.2
  • 111.3
  • 211.4
  • 111.5
  • 011.6
R. Taylor
5 (12)
T. Latham
10 (31)
N. Lyon
2-0-8-1
11.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Ross Taylor
Landed outside off, Taylor shoulders arms and is hit on the thighs. Paine puts in a mild shout for LBW but is not entertained. LUNCH ON DAY 4!
11.5
1
Nathan Lyon To Tom Latham
Full and on middle, Latham pushes this wide of substitute Michael Neser at mid on and pinches a quick run.
11.4
2
Nathan Lyon To Tom Latham
Short and outside off, cut behind point for a couple.
11.3
1
Nathan Lyon To Ross Taylor
Tossed up outside off, RT drives it to the left of mid off and takes a single.
11.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Ross Taylor
Oohh... full and outside off, Rosco looks to drive but the ball spins in and takes the inside edge onto the pads. Lobs up but is nowhere near first slip.
11.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Ross Taylor
Around off, fuller in length, Taylor stays back and defends.
End Of The Over 11 : 27/2
2 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 110.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 1 LB10.5
  • 010.6
T. Latham
7 (29)
R. Taylor
4 (8)
M. Starc
6-2-17-1
10.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
Down the leg side, left alone.
10.5
lb
Mitchell Starc To Ross Taylor
In the air... safe! Landed around leg, Taylor looks to flick but the ball goes uppishly, wide of Marnus Labuschagne at leg gully. A single to fine leg. Wait a second. Leg bye signalled.
10.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Ross Taylor
Full and around off, watchfully defended.
10.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Ross Taylor
On a length, around off, Rosco looks to defend and then aims to take his bat away. Is late and gets beaten.
10.2
1
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
A length ball, around middle, Latham looks to flick but gets a leading edge towards cover. A single taken.
10.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
Down the leg side, left alone.
End Of The Over 10 : 25/2
4 Runs
  • W9.1
  • 09.2
  • 09.3
  • 49.4
  • 09.5
  • 09.6
R. Taylor
4 (5)
T. Latham
6 (26)
N. Lyon
1-0-4-1
9.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Ross Taylor
Full and around off, watchfully played out.
9.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Ross Taylor
Around off, blocked from the crease.
9.4
4
Nathan Lyon To Ross Taylor
FOUR! Edged away! Full and wide outside off, Taylor reaches out to drive but gets a thick outside edge which flies behind backward point. Off the mark in streaky fashion.
9.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Ross Taylor
Full and outside off, watchfully played out again.
9.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Ross Taylor
No hat-trick. Full and outside off, Taylor lunges and defends.
Ross Taylor comes in at number 4. Can he ensure that at least 8 wickets are in the bank going into Lunch? Also, LYON IS ON A HAT-TRICK. He dismissed Southee on the final ball of the first innings and now Williamson, with his very first ball in this innings. Here we go...
9.1
W
Nathan Lyon To Kane Williamson OUT!
OUT! Turn and bounce, caught at short leg! That is a huge, huge wicket with 10 minutes to go to Lunch. Kane Williamson is gone. Nothing much he could have done there. The pitch has consumed him. Accurate Lyon lands this right on the rough outside off, around a shorter length. Williamson stays back to tuck but the ball lands on that black mark, generates dust and kicks off suddenly. Zooms in, takes the inside edge, hits the thigh and lobs to Matthew Wade at short leg. The Aussies celebrate and even before the appeal can be completed, Aleem Dar's finger is up. They check for the overstepping but Lyon is fine. Williamson walks back disappointed but to be fair, there was nothing much he could have done to that ball.
Well, Gaza is here. Or Gary. Official name - Nathan Lyon.
End Of The Over 9 : 21/1
0 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 08.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
T. Latham
6 (26)
K. Williamson
14 (7)
M. Starc
5-1-16-1
8.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
Full and straight, pushed down the ground. Substitute Michael Neser gets across from short mid-wicket and stops the ball.
Nathan Lyon is warming up...
8.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
Landed outside off, slightly wider, let through once more.
8.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
Full and straight, watchfully defended in front of mid on.
8.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
Outside off, left alone again.
8.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
Around off, Tom looks to defend but takes his bat inside the line.
8.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
Gone? Caught behind? Tim Paine starts to celebrate and then appeals but umpire Nigel Llong is unmoved. No review taken. Landed around off, Latham looks to defend but the ball moves away slightly and goes behind. Hard to pick any noise on first look or hear. Snickometer detects nothing when the ball goes past the bat.
End Of The Over 8 : 21/1
5 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 07.2
  • 17.3
  • 07.4
  • 47.5
  • 07.6
K. Williamson
14 (7)
T. Latham
6 (20)
P. Cummins
4-3-5-0
7.6
0
Pat Cummins To Kane Williamson
Landed outside off, left alone.
7.5
4
Pat Cummins To Kane Williamson
FOUR! ELEGANT! Williamson is off to a flier! His third boundary in just 6 balls faced. Full and outside off, Williamson leans and drives it through the covers. Interestingly, replays show that Williamson turned his bat in his hands before facing the ball.
7.4
0
Pat Cummins To Kane Williamson
Full and straight, swinging away, defended back to the bowler.
7.3
1
Pat Cummins To Tom Latham
Around middle, tucked through short leg for a single.
7.2
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Latham
Full and outside off, watchfully patted down the track.
7.1
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Latham
Full and outside off, left alone.
End Of The Over 7 : 16/1
10 Runs
  • 06.1
  • W6.2
  • 46.3
  • 46.4
  • 26.5
  • 06.6
K. Williamson
10 (4)
T. Latham
5 (17)
M. Starc
4-1-16-1
6.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Kane Williamson
Fuller length on off, Williamson defends it out. End of a successful over from Starc.
6.5
2
Mitchell Starc To Kane Williamson
Around off on a length, Williamson tucks it through gully to pick a couple.
6.4
4
Mitchell Starc To Kane Williamson
FOUR! On the pads again from Starc. Williamson flicks it nicely through square leg to get another boundary. Starc is attempting an inswinging yorker but misses out.
6.3
4
Mitchell Starc To Kane Williamson
FOUR! Easily put away! Starc looks to welcome the Kiwi skipper with a yorker but ends up dishing a full toss on the pads. Williamson flicks it to the deep square leg fence to get off the mark.
Skipper Kane Williamson walks in next. Around 25 minutes left, can the Aussies get rid of the big wicket?
6.2
W
Mitchell Starc To Jeet Raval OUT!
OUT! Caught at point! Starc strikes and the poor run for Raval in Tests continues. Australia draw first blood. This is just behind the good length area but on off. Raval comes forward and looks to defend. The ball takes the outside edge and goes straight to Lyon at point. He is not going to drop these. Raval shakes his head as he walks off.
6.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Jeet Raval
Shortish length ball outside off, Raval lets it be.
End Of The Over 6 : 6/0
0 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
T. Latham
5 (17)
J. Raval
1 (19)
P. Cummins
3-2-0-0
5.6
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Latham
Full and on the pads, Latham clips it towards the leg side nicely but Head makes another excellent stop at short leg.
5.5
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Latham
Fullish this time and on off stump line, Latham is once again solid in the defense as he pushes it towards mid off.
5.4
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Latham
No, not really as he goes short around off, Latham blocks it off the back foot.
5.3
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Latham
Wow! That kept low. We might get one sneak through. A good length ball on off, keeps very low. Latham does well to dig it out. Cummins smiles as looks at the spot where the ball pitched. Aiming to pitch there again?
5.2
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Latham
Around off, Latham is solid in his defense once again.
5.1
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Latham
Outside off, left alone.
End Of The Over 5 : 6/0
1 Runs
  • 14.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 04.6
J. Raval
1 (19)
T. Latham
5 (11)
M. Starc
3-1-6-0
4.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Jeet Raval
Another back of a length ball outside off, Raval lets it be. A few words from Starc to Raval there.
4.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Jeet Raval
Shortish and closer to off, Raval covers his stumps, drops his wrists and lets it be.
4.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Jeet Raval
Good length ball around off, Raval at the last moment taps it towards fourth slip.
4.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Jeet Raval
Good length ball around off, Raval taps it towards cover.
4.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Jeet Raval
Shortish length ball outside off. Raval is not bothered as he shoulders arms.
4.1
1
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
Back of a length ball on middle, Latham tucks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 4 : 5/0
0 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
J. Raval
1 (14)
T. Latham
4 (10)
P. Cummins
2-1-0-0
3.6
0
Pat Cummins To Jeet Raval
Full and on off, Raval defends it out solidly.
3.5
0
Pat Cummins To Jeet Raval
Fullish but wide outside off, Raval makes another leave.
3.4
0
Pat Cummins To Jeet Raval
Goes back to bowling in the corridor outside off. Raval lets it be.
3.3
0
Pat Cummins To Jeet Raval
This time Cummins lands it on off, Raval looks to defend but gets an outside edge.
3.2
0
Pat Cummins To Jeet Raval
Full and around off, Raval drives it well but cannot beat Wade at short extra cover.
3.1
0
Pat Cummins To Jeet Raval
Good length ball outside off, Raval has his stumps covered as he shoulders arms.
End Of The Over 3 : 5/0
0 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
T. Latham
4 (10)
J. Raval
1 (8)
M. Starc
2-0-5-0
2.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
Bouncer on middle this time. Latham ducks under it to see off the over.
2.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
Landed on middle, Latham goes back and defends it out.
2.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
On middle, Latham pushes it towards mid on.
Interesting. Adam Gilchrist on air says that there is some rain predicted for Monday. Temperatures are forecast to be 35 degrees Celsius. Mark Waugh jokes that better get some jackets while coming then.
2.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
Fuller and on off, Latham defends it towards mid off.
2.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
In the channel outside off, Latham covers his stumps and lets it be. Carries to Paine at a perfect height behind the wicket.
2.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
Brilliant work from Head at short leg. A good length ball on the pads, Latham looks to tuck it towards square leg but Head moves to his left and stops it nicely.
End Of The Over 2 : 5/0
0 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
J. Raval
1 (8)
T. Latham
4 (4)
P. Cummins
1-0-0-0
1.6
0
Pat Cummins To Jeet Raval
That hit the crack and kept low! It is a fullish ball, the ones which are driveable. Raval is caught in two minds. As he first looks to drive but at the last moment draws his bat back.
1.5
0
Pat Cummins To Jeet Raval
Shortish length ball just outside off, Raval sways away form it.
1.4
0
Pat Cummins To Jeet Raval
Good length ball outside off, Raval makes a leave.
1.3
0
Pat Cummins To Jeet Raval
On middle, angled in. Raval defends it out.
1.2
0
Pat Cummins To Jeet Raval
Outside off, left alone.
1.1
0
Pat Cummins To Jeet Raval
Huge appeal for caught behind but looks like it came off the pads. Cummins is right on the money first ball. Lands it on middle and leg, Raval looks to tuck it around but gets hit on the flap of his pad. The ball goes the slip cordon. Warner from gully comes ahead and takes the catch. The Aussies appeal but nothing from the umpire. The replays confirm no bat.
Pat Cummins to bowl from the other end. Just a wicket for him in the first innings. Can he get one in this session?
End Of The Over 1 : 5/0
5 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 10.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 40.5
  • 00.6
T. Latham
4 (4)
J. Raval
1 (2)
M. Starc
1-0-5-0
0.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
Shortish length ball just outside off, Latham rides the bounce and taps it towards the off side.
0.5
4
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
FOUR! Punched nicely! Fuller ball on middle and leg, Latham closes his bat face and punches it past diving sub fielder Neser at short mid-wicket. It races towards the long on fence. Neser gives it a chase but the ball wins the race. First boundary of the innings.
0.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
In the channel outside off again. Latham shoulders arms.
0.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
Fullish length ball just outside off, left alone.
0.2
1
Mitchell Starc To Jeet Raval
Raval and New Zealand are underway! Starc bowls on the pads of the left-hander. Raval tucks it towards square leg and takes a singe.
0.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Jeet Raval
Starc starts with a good length ball outside off, making it shape away just a hint. Raval lets it be.
Match Info
  • Series Trans-Tasman Trophy, 2019/20
  • Venue Perth Stadium, Perth
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Australia won the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Australia beat New Zealand by 296 runs
  • Player of the Match Mitchell Starc
  • Umpire Aleem Dar (PAK), Nigel Llong (ENG) and Marais Erasmus (SA)
  • Referee Sir Richie Richardson (WI)
Match Notes
  • Lockie Ferguson makes his Test debut for New Zealand
  • Drinks: Australia 40/1 in 13.0 overs
  • Australia 50/1 in 15.5 overs
  • Lunch: Australia 76/2 in 27.0 overs
  • Australia 100/2 in 38.5 overs
  • Drinks: Australia 110/2 in 43.0 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 138 balls between M Labuschagne (32) and S Smith (17)
  • M Labuschagne Test fifty: 51 runs in 102 balls (8x4) (0x6)
  • S Smith dropped on 19 by T Latham in 53.0 overs
  • Australia 150/2 in 55.2 overs
  • Tea: Australia 160/2 in 57.0 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 100 off 231 balls between M Labuschagne (61) and S Smith (41)
  • Marnus Labuschagne completes 1000 runs in Test
  • Australia 205/2 in 73.2 overs
  • M Labuschagne 3rd Test hundred: 101 runs in 166 balls (14x4) (1x6)
  • Drinks: Australia 209/3 in 76.0 overs
  • New ball taken: Australia 222/3 in 80.0 overs
  • Stumps: Australia 248/4 in 90.0 overs
  • Australia 252/4 in 91.4 overs
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 52 off 86 balls between M Labuschagne (19) and Travis Head (33)
  • Australia 301/4 in 101.2 overs
  • Drinks: Australia 302/5 in 103.0 overs
  • T Head 7th Test fifty: 50 runs in 86 balls (9x4) (0x6)
  • Referral 1 (113.1 ovs): NZ against T Paine (LBW) Unsuccessful (AUS: 2, NZ: 1)
  • Lunch: Australia 337/6 in 117.0 overs
  • Australia 350/6 in 127.0 overs
  • Drinks: Australia 363/7 in 134.4 overs
  • Australia 402/7 in 141.5 overs
  • M Starc dropped on 27 by J Raval in 142.4 overs
  • Innings Break: Australia 416/10 in 146.2 overs
  • Tea: Australia 416/10 in 146.2 overs
  • New Zealand 53/2 in 16.0 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 86 balls between K Williamson (18) and R Taylor (34)
  • Drinks: New Zealand 53/2 in 16.0 overs
  • R Taylor 33rd Test fifty: 50 runs in 70 balls (6x4) (0x6)
  • Stumps: New Zealand 109/5 in 32.0 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 147/7 in 46.0 overs
  • New Zealand 151/7 in 46.3 overs
  • Referral 1 (46.6 ovs): de Grandhomme against AUS (CAUGHT) Unsuccessful (AUS: 2, NZ: 1)
  • NZ 155/8: de Grandhomme c Steven Smith b M Starc 23(21)
  • M Starc 13th Test 5-wicket haul: 5/51 (16.0)
  • Innings Break: New Zealand 166/10 in 55.2 overs
  • Lunch: Australia 1/0 in 1.0overs
  • Referral 2 (9.5 ovs): NZ against D Warner (CAUGHT) Unsuccessful (AUS: 2, NZ: 1)
  • Drinks: Australia 30/0 in 15.0 overs
  • D Warner completes 7000 runs in Test
  • M Labuschagne dropped on 4 by de Grandhomme in 20.1 overs
  • Referral 3 (26.2 ovs): NZ against M Labuschagne (LBW) Unsuccessful (AUS: 2, NZ: 0)
  • Tea: Australia 75/1 in 27.0 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 80 balls between J Burns (18) and M Labuschagne (29)
  • Australia 100/1 in 31.5 overs
  • J Burns 6th Test fifty: 50 runs in 102 balls (6x4) (0x6)
  • M Labuschagne 6th Test fifty: 50 runs in 79 balls (3x4) (0x6)
  • Drinks: Australia 131/1 in 42.0 overs
  • Australia 150/3 in 49.1 overs
  • Australia 201/8 in 66.1 overs
  • T Southee 9th Test 5-wicket haul: 5/69 (21.1)
  • Innings Break: Australia 217/9 in 69.1 overs
  • Lunch: Australia 31/2 in 12.0 overs
  • New Zealand 50/2 in 20.4 overs
  • Referral 1 (23.3 ovs): AUS against T Latham (LBW) successful (AUS: 2, NZ: 2)
  • NZ 57/4: T Latham LBW b N Lyon 18(68)
  • Drinks: New Zealand 66/4 in 25.0 overs
  • Tea: New Zealand 98/5 in 39.4 overs
  • New Zealand 104/5 in 40.0 overs
  • de Grandhomme completes 1000 runs in Tes
  • Referral 2 (47.2 ovs): Colin de Grandhomme against AUS (Caught) Successful (AUS: 2, NZ: 2)
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 50 off 103 balls between B Watling (16) and de Grandhomme (32)
  • New Zealand 150/5 in 57.3 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 152/5 in 59.0 overs
  • Referral 3 (60.6 ovs): AUS against B Watling (Caught) successful (AUS: 2, NZ: 2)
  • NZ 154/7: B Watling c T Paine b N Lyon 40(106)
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Who will win the Match

Stats
Player Teams Runs Avg.
Marnus Labuschagne AUS 549 91.50
David Warner AUS 297 59.40
Steven Smith AUS 214 42.80
Travis Head AUS 213 42.60
Tom Blundell NZ 172 43.00
Player Teams Wickets Eco.
Nathan Lyon AUS 20 2.96
Neil Wagner NZ 17 2.45
Mitchell Starc AUS 15 2.98
Pat Cummins AUS 12 2.21
Tim Southee NZ 12 3.10

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