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New Zealand vs Australia, 1st Test Commentary, Live Updates

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Match Ended   
179&196 (64.4)
383&164
Australia beat New Zealand by 172 runs
Right then, Australia have drawn the first blood to take an unassailable lead in the two-match Test series. With this convincing win, the Aussies have successfully retained the Trans-Tasman Trophy and will eye a clean sweep now. On the other hand, New Zealand had their fair share of moments in the game, and there were plenty of positives to take forward as they look to end the series on level terms. The battle between these two Trans-Tasman rivals resumes with the second Test on Friday, 8th of March at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. The first ball will be bowled at 3.30 am IST (10 pm GMT, the previous day) but as always, you can join us in advance for the build-up. Cheers!
Cameron Green is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his stellar 174-run knock in the first inning, which bailed Australia out of trouble and, in the end, proved to be the difference between the two sides.
Time for the presentation ceremony....
Earlier in the game, after being inserted into bat under overcast conditions, Steven Smith and Usman Khawaja provided stability early on, but Australia faced setbacks, losing Smith before Lunch. After a slow start, New Zealand's bowlers improved their discipline, claiming three wickets in the second session. Mitchell Marsh joined Cameron Green to regain momentum, but their partnership was short-lived. Green, with support from the tail, reached his century in the final over of the day, ensuring Australia ended on a high note despite losing wickets towards the end.
New Zealand endured a frustrating start to Day 2, as their hopes of limiting Australia's total were dashed by Cameron Green and Josh Hazlewood's resilient batting. Green got to 150, and thanks to a record 116-run last wicket stand, Australia posted 383 on the board. With the bat, the hosts struggled to forge impactful partnerships, losing wickets at regular intervals. Despite a counter-attack from Glenn Phillips and Tom Blundell after Tea, Nathan Lyon's breakthroughs helped Australia secure a substantial first-inning lead of 204 runs. Southee's late contributions offered some consolation for New Zealand, but they ended the day facing an uphill battle.
Australia began the third day positively, with Nathan Lyon capitalising on his luck from the previous day before Travis Head and Cameron Green consolidated the innings. The second session of the 'Moving Day' witnessed a stunning turnaround as Glenn Phillips led a spirited bowling performance, claiming his maiden five-wicket haul. Australia went down in a hurry, losing their last six wickets for just 37 runs to be bowled out for 164. In their pursuit of 369 runs for victory, New Zealand faced early setbacks but found stability through Will Young and Rachin Ravindra's partnership. Despite Daryl Mitchell's tentative start, Ravindra's solid fifty ensured New Zealand ended the day, needing 258 more runs with two days left in the game.
Starting the day needing 258 more runs for the win, New Zealand needed to see off the first hour without losing any wickets. It was a steady start to the morning session, as Daryl Mitchell and Rachin Ravindra applied themselves well. However, just as both batters looked to be settling in, Rachin perished. Tom Blundell and Glenn Phillips could not replicate their heroics from the first inning, and it all fell apart for the Kiwis in real quick time. Scott Kuggeleijn and Matt Henry did not shy away from a fight, but they could not hang around for long. Amidst all this, Daryl Mitchell was left searching for partners, and by then, it was more about survival than anything else. Tim Southee tried to take Lyon on but could not succeed, leaving Mitchell to shield William O'Rourke for as long as he could. Mitchell was left with no other option but to wield his willow and he was the last to get out, resulting in New Zealand being bowled out in just over a session's play.
As far as Australia are concerned, they relied heavily on their ace off-spinner Nathan Lyon in their hunt for the remaining seven wickets. Having struggled a bit in the morning to hit his stride, it all fell into place for Lyon as soon as he swapped ends. Having enjoyed the most success from that end, Lyon went bang, bang, in a single over before going on to make Glenn Phillips his fifth victim. It did not take long for Cameron Green and Josh Hazelwood to get involved with the ball and got Australia closer to the win. Lyon then went on to nip Tim Southee in the bud before Hazlewood completed the formalities. Nathan Lyon took 6 wickets in the second inning to finish with 10 wickets in the game, the 5th instance of him taking 10 wickets or more in a Test and the best figures by a spinner at the Cello Basin Reserve. Josh Hazlewood accounted for a couple of wickets, while Travis Head and Cameron Green took one wicket each.
AUSTRALIA GO 1-0 UP IN THE SERIES! A dominant performance with the ball on the fourth morning sees them win the first Test by 172 runs. Nathan Lyon was the highlight for them with the 24th five-wicket haul of his Test career, while the rest of the bowling unit played their part too. As for New Zealand, it has been a meek collapse for them, losing their last 7 wickets for 70 runs. It all went downhill for the hosts with the departure of Rachin Ravindra, and the relentless Aussie bowling attack proved to be just too good for them.
End Of The Over 64.4 : 196/10
0 Runs
  • 064.1
  • 064.2
  • 064.3
  • W 64.4
D. Mitchell
38 (130)
W. O'Rourke
0 (5)
J. Hazlewood
9.4-2-20-2
64.4
W
Josh Hazlewood To Daryl Mitchell OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! That's it, Australia win by 172 runs and get an unassailable lead in the series going 1-0 ahead. Hazlewood bangs it just short of a length over off, at 135.9 kph, Daryl Mitchell goes for the big pull but is a bit too late on it. The ball comes off the upper half of the bat and loops straight up towards Josh Hazlewood who in his follow-through gets ahead and takes the easiest of catches to wrap things up.
64.3
0
Josh Hazlewood To Daryl Mitchell
Drops the length and hits the deck hard over off, Daryl Mitchell nails the pull straight to the fielder at deep square leg.
64.2
0
Josh Hazlewood To Daryl Mitchell
On a length, on off, Daryl Mitchell punches it to deep point.
64.1
0
Josh Hazlewood To Daryl Mitchell
That's almost a run but not a run! Bowls it on a length around off, Daryl Mitchell tucks it in front of deep backward point and both batters set off for the run. They cross each other midway and then decide to withdraw the run as they scamper back.
End Of The Over 64 : 196/9
1 Runs
  • 063.1
  • 063.2
  • 063.3
  • 163.4
  • 063.5
  • 063.6
W. O'Rourke
0 (5)
D. Mitchell
38 (126)
N. Lyon
27-8-65-6
63.6
0
Nathan Lyon To William O'Rourke
Goes fuller and into middle and off, William O'Rourke blocks it nicely to the on side.
63.5
0
Nathan Lyon To William O'Rourke
With the field all in, Lyon tosses it up on middle and off, William O'Rourke blocks it well to short leg.
63.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
A tad shorter on middle and leg, Daryl Mitchell rocks back and tucks it to deep square leg for a single.
63.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
On a fuller length and around middle, Daryl Mitchell tucks it to backward short leg.
63.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
Shorter and wider on off, Daryl Mitchell gets closer and clips it to short leg.
63.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
Goes fuller just outside off, Daryl Mitchell reverse sweeps it to short third man but doesn't take the run.
End Of The Over 63 : 195/9
1 Runs
  • 062.1
  • 062.2
  • 062.3
  • 162.4
  • 062.5
  • 062.6
W. O'Rourke
0 (3)
D. Mitchell
37 (122)
J. Hazlewood
9-2-20-1
62.6
0
Josh Hazlewood To William O'Rourke
Bowls it on a fuller length outside off, William O'Rourke leaves it alone.
62.5
0
Josh Hazlewood To William O'Rourke
Bangs it short over off, William O'Rourke half ducks at it and leaves it alone.
62.4
1
Josh Hazlewood To Daryl Mitchell
Takes the single now. On a back of a length over off, Daryl Mitchell punches it to sweeper cover and gets to the other side.
62.3
0
Josh Hazlewood To Daryl Mitchell
Doesn't take the run! Hazlewood bangs it short over middle, Daryl Mitchell rolls his wrists and pulls it nicely to deep backward square leg.
62.2
0
Josh Hazlewood To Daryl Mitchell
On a length over off, Daryl Mitchell taps it to mid on.
62.1
0
Josh Hazlewood To Daryl Mitchell
Lands it on a length over off, Daryl Mitchell offers a solid front foot defence.
End Of The Over 62 : 194/9
6 Runs
  • 061.1
  • 061.2
  • 661.3
  • 061.4
  • W 61.5
  • 061.6
W. O'Rourke
0 (1)
D. Mitchell
36 (118)
N. Lyon
26-8-64-6
61.6
0
Nathan Lyon To William O'Rourke
Fuller on off, William O'Rourke prods ahead and blocks it to the off side.
William O'Rourke is the last batter in for New Zealand.
61.5
W
Nathan Lyon To Tim Southee OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Australia just one wicket away now as Nathan Lyon gets his sixth. Bowls it fuller and gives the ball air over middle and off, Tim Southee makes a bit of room and slogs it high in the air to long on. His bottom hand comes off the bat as the ball connects and only manages to get the elevation and not the distance. Mitchell Starc stays deep near the fence and takes a very simple catch at long on.
61.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Tim Southee
Fuller and turning back in from middle, Tim Southee blocks it off the back foot.
A halt in play as the ball got lost just over the sight screen. The ground staff have managed to find it and we are all good to go now.
61.3
6
Nathan Lyon To Tim Southee
SIX! That's tonked over the fence. Tossed up on off, Tim Southee frees his arms and whacks it down town over long off for half a dozen.
61.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Tim Southee
How did that miss the stumps? Bowls it nice and full on off and gets the ball to turn back in sharply and it sneaks past the the inside edge and goes over the stumps.
61.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Tim Southee
Drops the length a bit around middle and leg, Tim Southee rides back and tucks it to the on side.
End Of The Over 61 : 188/8
2 Runs
  • 160.1
  • 060.2
  • 060.3
  • W 60.4
  • 060.5
  • 160.6
T. Southee
1 (2)
D. Mitchell
36 (118)
J. Hazlewood
8-2-19-1
60.6
1
Josh Hazlewood To Tim Southee
Gets off the mark with a quick single. On a length around off, Tim Southee just taps it to left of cover and steals a run.
60.5
0
Josh Hazlewood To Tim Southee
Goes fuller on off, Tim Southee drives it straight to mid off.
The skipper of New Zealand, Tim Southee walks out now.
60.4
W
Josh Hazlewood To Matt Henry OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Josh Hazlewood adds one against his name and a brief cameo from Matt Henry comes to an end. Bowls this one on a good length outside off, Matt Henry goes for the push through covers with hard hands and ends up getting a thick outside edge to Steven Smith at second slip who takes a good catch around his face.
60.3
0
Josh Hazlewood To Matt Henry
Hurls it in on a good length over middle and leg, Matt Henry pushes it to mid on.
60.2
0
Josh Hazlewood To Matt Henry
On a good length, on off, Matt Henry punches it straight to cover.
60.1
1
Josh Hazlewood To Daryl Mitchell
Bangs it on a length over off, Daryl Mitchell punches it past cover for a single.
Josh Hazlewood (7-2-17-0) returns to the attack.
End Of The Over 60 : 186/7
11 Runs
  • 059.1
  • 059.2
  • 059.3
  • 459.4
  • 159.5
  • 659.6
M. Henry
14 (12)
D. Mitchell
35 (117)
N. Lyon
25-8-58-5
59.6
6
Nathan Lyon To Matt Henry
SIX! Oh, hello! Where has that come from? Matt Henry continues his fine touch from the first innings. Lyon gets this nice and full around off, Matt Henry shimmies down the track and whacks it straight over the bowler's head for a biggie.
59.5
1
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
Fuller on off, Daryl Mitchell reaches it and sweeps it square of the wicket on leg for a single.
59.4
4
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
FOUR! Takes him on this time and gets a nice boundary. Lyon bowls it from over the wicket and pitches it fuller around off, Daryl Mitchell gets down the track and smokes it straight over mid on for a boundary.
59.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
Turns it in from leg, Daryl Mitchell leaves it alone for the keeper to collect it.
59.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
Floats it up on off, Daryl Mitchell prods ahead and blocks it well.
59.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
Goes fuller on off, Daryl Mitchell gets across a bit and tucks it to the on side.
End Of The Over 59 : 175/7
9 Runs
  • 1 LB 58.1
  • 458.2
  • 458.3
  • 058.4
  • 058.5
  • 058.6
M. Henry
8 (11)
D. Mitchell
30 (112)
C. Green
3-0-16-1
58.6
0
Cameron Green To Matt Henry
Angles it in on a good length around middle and leg, Matt Henry gets cramped for room as the ball pings him high on the abdomen.
58.5
0
Cameron Green To Matt Henry
Hurls it on a shorter length around off, Matt Henry blocks it to point.
58.4
0
Cameron Green To Matt Henry
Bowls it fuller down leg, Matt Henry leaves it alone.
58.3
4
Cameron Green To Matt Henry
FOUR! That's more in control. On a length around off, Matt Henry gets right on top of it and punches it with a high elbow raise in front of square on the off side for another boundary.
58.2
4
Cameron Green To Matt Henry
FOUR! Gets off the mark with a bit of luck riding alongside him. Bangs it on a length over the stumps, Matt Henry with no foot movement whatsoever just pushes at the ball. It catches the inside edge and races away past the keeper towards fine leg fence for a boundary.
Halt! Daryl Mitchell has copped a nasty blow on the top of his helmet and the physio is out for the mandatory concussion assessment.
58.1
lb
Cameron Green To Daryl Mitchell
LEG BYES! That's off the helmet. Green drops the length and hits the deck hard over middle, Daryl Mitchell is late on the pull and the ball clips the top of his helmet and loops over the keeper for a single. He will have to go through a mandatory concussion test.
End Of The Over 58 : 166/7
1 Runs
  • 057.1
  • 057.2
  • 157.3
  • 057.4
  • 057.5
  • 057.6
M. Henry
0 (6)
D. Mitchell
30 (111)
N. Lyon
24-8-47-5
57.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Matt Henry
Goes fuller and quicker on middle and leg, turning in, Matt Henry misses out trying to tuck it square on leg and gets thudded high on his hip.
57.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Matt Henry
Fuller on off, Matt Henry blocks it back to the bowler.
57.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Matt Henry
Turns it in down leg, Matt Henry gets across and leaves it. The ball dribbles past the keeper but no run is taken.
57.3
1
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
Tossed up on off, Daryl Mitchell sweeps it on the full towards wide fine leg for a single.
57.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
On a length and on off, Daryl Mitchell covers the line and blocks it to short leg.
57.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
Floats it up on off, Daryl Mitchell blocks it well.
End Of The Over 57 : 165/7
5 Runs
  • 456.1
  • 056.2
  • W 56.3
  • 056.4
  • 1 WD 56.5
  • 056.5
  • 056.6
M. Henry
0 (3)
D. Mitchell
29 (108)
C. Green
2-0-8-1
56.6
0
Cameron Green To Matt Henry
Lands this on a length around off, Matt Henry raises his elbow and blocks it to point.
56.5
0
Cameron Green To Matt Henry
Hurls this one on a good length over off, Matt Henry blocks it to point.
56.5
wd
Cameron Green To Matt Henry
WIDE! Digs this short over middle, Matt Henry ducks and lets it sail over his head for a wide.
56.4
0
Cameron Green To Matt Henry
Bowls it on a good length but well wider on off, Matt Henry leaves it alone.
Matt Henry is the new man in.
56.3
W
Cameron Green To Scott Kuggeleijn OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Cameron Green gets the first one and Australia inch closer. Bangs it on a nagging length on middle and leg, the ball shoots off the deck and Scott Kuggeleijn is taken aback by the extra bounce as he tries to keep it out. The ball wears him on the gloves and balloons behind the stumps to Alex Carey who takes a very simple catch to his left.
56.2
0
Cameron Green To Scott Kuggeleijn
Beats the outside edge! Bangs it on a back of a length just outside off, Scott Kuggeleijn tries for the punch through covers but gets beaten by the extra bounce.
56.1
4
Cameron Green To Scott Kuggeleijn
FOUR! Top shot! Green bowls it fuller into the pads, Scott Kuggeleijn shifts his weight ahead and flicks it beautifully through mid-wicket for a boundary.
End Of The Over 56 : 160/6
8 Runs
  • 055.1
  • 055.2
  • 155.3
  • 255.4
  • 4 B 55.5
  • 155.6
S. Kuggeleijn
22 (25)
D. Mitchell
29 (108)
N. Lyon
23-8-46-5
55.6
1
Nathan Lyon To Scott Kuggeleijn
Briefly in the air, but falls safe. Tossed up on middle and off, Scott Kuggeleijn takes a step out and chips it uppishly to mid on region for a single.
55.5
b
Nathan Lyon To Scott Kuggeleijn
FOUR BYES! That's gone through the gate. Bowls it nice and full outside off, the ball spins back in sharp and kicks off the deck evading the batter and the keeper towards fine leg fence.
55.4
2
Nathan Lyon To Scott Kuggeleijn
Floats it up just outside off, Scott Kuggeleijn presses ahead and tries to block but gets a thickish outside edge towards third man for a couple of runs.
55.3
1
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
On a nagging length around middle and leg, Daryl Mitchell rocks back and tucks it wide of fine leg for a single.
55.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
Just short of Steven Smith! Bowls this one on a fuller length on leg, Daryl Mitchell sweeps it off the inside edge and gets the ball only in front of leg slip where it dips on Steven Smith.
55.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
Floats it up on off, Daryl Mitchell tucks it in front of short leg.
End Of The Over 55 : 152/6
3 Runs
  • 154.1
  • 054.2
  • 054.3
  • 054.4
  • 254.5
  • 054.6
S. Kuggeleijn
19 (22)
D. Mitchell
28 (105)
C. Green
1-0-3-0
54.6
0
Cameron Green To Scott Kuggeleijn
Hurls it on a good length, on middle and leg, Scott Kuggeleijn stays put and tucks it straight to square leg.
54.5
2
Cameron Green To Scott Kuggeleijn
On a length into the stumps, Scott Kuggeleijn clips it behind square on leg for a couple of runs.
54.4
0
Cameron Green To Scott Kuggeleijn
Another sharp bouncer on middle and leg, Scott Kuggeleijn lets it go past to the keeper.
54.3
0
Cameron Green To Scott Kuggeleijn
Bangs it short and hits the deck hard just outside off, Scott Kuggeleijn leaves it alone.
54.2
0
Cameron Green To Scott Kuggeleijn
Goes fuller around off, Scott Kuggeleijn pokes at it and gets a thick outside edge to the fielder at gully.
54.1
1
Cameron Green To Daryl Mitchell
Starts from over the wicket and pitches it fuller into the stumps at 127 kph, Daryl Mitchell clips it in front of square leg for a single.
Drinks! The Kiwis, after a confident and cautious start in the first 20 minutes, have encountered a sudden setback, losing three quick wickets as they grapple with Nathan Lyon's spin wizardry. With the target looming large and the Aussies sensing victory, the Kiwis find themselves in a precarious position with 220 more runs needed to win and just 4 wickets in hand. Could there be a dramatic turnaround in store? Also, Cameron Green has been brought into the attack now.
End Of The Over 54 : 149/6
4 Runs
  • 153.1
  • 053.2
  • 1 B 53.3
  • 153.4
  • 053.5
  • 153.6
D. Mitchell
27 (104)
S. Kuggeleijn
17 (17)
N. Lyon
22-8-42-5
53.6
1
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
Fires it in, full and on middle, Daryl Mitchell pulls out the sweep and hits it along the carpet down to fine leg for a single.
53.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
On a nagging length, at the stumps, Daryl Mitchell tucks it down past short leg.
53.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Scott Kuggeleijn
Loops it up, full and on off, Scott Kuggeleijn gets on the front foot and pushes it wide of cover for a run.
53.3
b
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
Bye! Short and turning in, on leg, Daryl Mitchell gets on the back foot to turn it behind square on the leg side. The ball spins in to go past the inside edge and Carey fails to gather it cleanly. The ball deflects off his gloves and goes past leg slip for a bye.
53.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
Stays around the wicket and bowls it full, on middle, Daryl Mitchell reaches out in front for the sweep but gets a glove on it and it goes nowhere.
53.1
1
Nathan Lyon To Scott Kuggeleijn
Floats it right up to the batter, full and on middle, Scott Kuggeleijn knocks it down to wide long on for a single.
End Of The Over 53 : 145/6
6 Runs
  • 052.1
  • 052.2
  • 152.3
  • 452.4
  • 052.5
  • 152.6
S. Kuggeleijn
15 (15)
D. Mitchell
26 (100)
P. Cummins
12-1-40-0
52.6
1
Pat Cummins To Scott Kuggeleijn
Slanting in again, on off, full as well, Scott Kuggeleijn dabs it wide of cover and scampers across for a quick single.
52.5
0
Pat Cummins To Scott Kuggeleijn
Delivers it full this time, on off, Scott Kuggeleijn presses forward and pushes at it. Gets an outside edge that rolls to the left of backward point.
52.4
4
Pat Cummins To Scott Kuggeleijn
FOUR! Scott Kuggeleijn takes on the short ball and gets the reward! Cummins bangs it into the deck, over middle, Scott Kuggeleijn fetches the pull from over his head and pulls it through square leg for a boundary.
52.3
1
Pat Cummins To Daryl Mitchell
Goes short but the line is around leg, Daryl Mitchell pulls it all along the ground down to fine leg for a single.
52.2
0
Pat Cummins To Daryl Mitchell
Serves it at 136.1 kph, on a length, around off, Daryl Mitchell pushes it with a straight bat back to the bowler.
52.1
0
Pat Cummins To Daryl Mitchell
Angling in, on a length, on middle and leg, Daryl Mitchell uses his feet and pats it down on the leg side.
End Of The Over 52 : 139/6
8 Runs
  • 051.1
  • 451.2
  • 451.3
  • 051.4
  • 051.5
  • 051.6
S. Kuggeleijn
10 (12)
D. Mitchell
25 (97)
N. Lyon
21-8-39-5
51.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Scott Kuggeleijn
Drags his length back this time and attacks the stumps, Scott Kuggeleijn gets his bat close to the pad and blocks it out.
51.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Scott Kuggeleijn
Pushes it across, full and on off, Scott Kuggeleijn covers the line of the ball and defends it well.
51.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Scott Kuggeleijn
On the off-stump line, full and spinning back in, Scott Kuggeleijn reaches out in front to stab it down on the off side.
51.3
4
Nathan Lyon To Scott Kuggeleijn
FOUR! And again! Too much air from Lyon, full and on middle, Scott Kuggeleijn gets down on one knee nice and early and nails the slog sweep behind square on the leg side for a boundary.
51.2
4
Nathan Lyon To Scott Kuggeleijn
FOUR! Up and over! Lyon loops it up, full and on middle, Scott Kuggeleijn gets down and swings across the line. Gets it over square leg for a boundary.
51.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Scott Kuggeleijn
Tosses it up, on a nagging length, on leg, Scott Kuggeleijn gets forward to defend but it spins in to hit him on the front pad.
End Of The Over 51 : 131/6
2 Runs
  • 050.1
  • 050.2
  • 050.3
  • 050.4
  • 150.5
  • 1 NB 50.6
  • 050.6
D. Mitchell
25 (97)
S. Kuggeleijn
2 (6)
P. Cummins
11-1-34-0
50.6
0
Pat Cummins To Daryl Mitchell
Bangs it into the deck again, over middle, Daryl Mitchell ducks underneath and lets the ball go through to the keeper.
50.6
nb
Pat Cummins To Daryl Mitchell
NO BALL! On a shortish length, on off, Daryl Mitchell gets on top of the bounce and stabs it down the deck. Cummins has overstepped here.
50.5
1
Pat Cummins To Scott Kuggeleijn
That could have gone anywhere! Hits the deck hard from over the wicket and bowls it on middle, on a hard length, it kicks off the deck, Scott Kuggeleijn gets behind the line to defend it with a straight bat. He gets taken aback by the extra bounce and it comes off the shoulder of the bat. It lobs in the air but drops in the vacant leg slip region for a single.
50.4
0
Pat Cummins To Scott Kuggeleijn
Digs it in short, at the batter, Scott Kuggeleijn ducks and lets the ball go past him.
50.3
0
Pat Cummins To Scott Kuggeleijn
This is on a hard length, on off, Scott Kuggeleijn drops his gloves and lets the ball go through.
50.2
0
Pat Cummins To Scott Kuggeleijn
Angling in a touch, on a length, on off, Scott Kuggeleijn presses forward to defend but gets an inside edge that goes past short leg. Scott wants a single as the ball rolls wide of square leg but Daryl Mitchell sends him back.
50.1
0
Pat Cummins To Scott Kuggeleijn
Bowls it in the channel on off, on a good length, Scott Kuggeleijn shoulders arms.
End Of The Over 50 : 129/6
1 Runs
  • 049.1
  • 049.2
  • 049.3
  • W 49.4
  • 149.5
  • 049.6
D. Mitchell
25 (95)
S. Kuggeleijn
1 (1)
N. Lyon
20-8-31-5
49.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
Bowls it straighter, into the stumps, Daryl Mitchell covers the line and blocks it back onto the deck.
49.5
1
Nathan Lyon To Scott Kuggeleijn
Loops it up, slower and fuller, on middle, Scott Kuggeleijn gets his front leg out of the way and drives it down to long on for a single.
Scott Kuggeleijn walks out to bat at number 8 for New Zealand.
49.4
W
Nathan Lyon To Glenn Phillips OUT!
OUT! TRAPPED PLUMB IN FRONT! Nathan Lyon bags another five-wicket haul! Just another day in the office for Lyon and New Zealand are staring down the barrel here. Lyon stays around the wicket and pushes it through, flat and short, on middle, Glenn Phillips goes on the back foot to play the ball turning into him. This one keeps straight and skids through to rap him above the knee roll on the back pad. Australia go up in unison and up goes the finger. Glenn Phillips takes the review, more in hope than conviction. Nothing on UltraEdge and it is three reds on Ball Tracking.
49.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Glenn Phillips
Turning in sharply, short and on leg, Glenn Phillips fails to negate the sharp turn and bounce as the ball rises off the deck and turns to hit him h high on the pads.
49.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Glenn Phillips
Was that a chance? No, that has dropped short. Lyon pushes it through, short and at pace, on middle and leg, Glenn Phillips closes the bat face and gets an inside edge that drops just in front of Steven Smith at leg slip.
49.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Glenn Phillips
Flat and quick, at the stumps, Glenn Phillips goes back to a full delivery and turns it off his pads to backward square leg.
End Of The Over 49 : 128/5
2 Runs
  • 148.1
  • 048.2
  • 048.3
  • 148.4
  • 048.5
  • 048.6
D. Mitchell
25 (94)
G. Phillips
1 (3)
P. Cummins
10-1-32-0
48.6
0
Pat Cummins To Daryl Mitchell
Sees the batter give the charge and digs it in short, over off, Daryl Mitchell drops his gloves and sways away from the line of the ball.
48.5
0
Pat Cummins To Daryl Mitchell
Going away a touch, on a hard length, outside off, Daryl Mitchell extends his arms and covers the line of the ball to keep it out.
48.4
1
Pat Cummins To Glenn Phillips
This is at 138.4 kph and angled in, on off, Glenn Phillips guides it wide of cover and gets off the mark with a single.
48.3
0
Pat Cummins To Glenn Phillips
Slips it down leg, on a length, Glenn Phillips gets inside the line to tickle it fine but misses.
48.2
0
Pat Cummins To Glenn Phillips
Hurls it top of off, on a hard length, Glenn Phillips hangs back and steers it along the ground to backward point.
48.1
1
Pat Cummins To Daryl Mitchell
Cummins lands it on a back of a length, on leg, Daryl Mitchell swivels in the crease and pulls it down to fine leg for a single.
Glenn Phillips walks out to bat next for New Zealand.
End Of The Over 48 : 126/5
0 Runs
  • 047.1
  • 047.2
  • W 47.3
  • 047.4
  • 047.5
  • W 47.6
T. Blundell
0 (3)
D. Mitchell
24 (91)
N. Lyon
19-8-30-4
47.6
W
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Nathan Lyon goes bang, bang and Australia are well on top now! New Zealand lose two wickets in a span of four balls and they have now lost half their side. Lyon floats it up, on a nagging length, on middle and leg, Tom Blundell fails to commit himself on the front foot and closes the face of the bat to work it past short leg. The ball spins in enough to catch the inside edge back onto the pads. It lobs up only as far as short leg where Travis Head does the rest.
47.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Pushes it through, full and on off, Tom Blundell lets the ball come to him and stabs it down onto the deck.
47.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Tosses it up, full and at the stumps, Tom Blundell blocks it out solidly off the front foot.
Tom Blundell walks out to bat next at number 6 for New Zealand.
47.3
W
Nathan Lyon To Rachin Ravindra OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! The change of ends has worked for Nathan Lyon! Rachin Ravindra was flirting with danger, trying to cut, and he pays the ultimate price now. Lyon stays around the wicket and bowls it short and wide on off, it was there to be put away. Rachin Ravindra uses the depth of the crease and frees his arms to crack the cut. He fails to ride the bounce and does not manage to keep it along the ground. Lobs it tamely towards cover-point where Cameron Green takes the simplest of catches.
47.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Rachin Ravindra
Tosses it up nicely and gets it to drift in, full and on off, Rachin Ravindra leans ahead and smothers the spin well.
47.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Rachin Ravindra
Bowls it short and outside off, Rachin Ravindra gets on the back foot and cuts it to cover-point.
Change of ends for Nathan Lyon (18-7-30-2).
End Of The Over 47 : 126/3
5 Runs
  • 146.1
  • 046.2
  • 346.3
  • 146.4
  • 046.5
  • 046.6
D. Mitchell
24 (91)
R. Ravindra
59 (102)
P. Cummins
9-1-30-0
46.6
0
Pat Cummins To Daryl Mitchell
Keeps it in that corridor on off, on a length, Daryl Mitchell defends it right under his eyeline.
46.5
0
Pat Cummins To Daryl Mitchell
This one straightens off the deck, on a good length, in the channel on off, Daryl Mitchell gets squared up a bit but adjusts well to push it to cover.
46.4
1
Pat Cummins To Rachin Ravindra
Strays down leg, on a back of a length, Rachin Ravindra swivels in the crease nicely and pulls it all along the ground to fine leg for a single.
46.3
3
Pat Cummins To Daryl Mitchell
This is on a hard length, on off, Daryl Mitchell moves across a bit and presents a high elbow to punch it through covers for three runs.
46.2
0
Pat Cummins To Daryl Mitchell
Comes from around the wicket and angles it in, on a good length, around off, left alone by Daryl Mitchell.
46.1
1
Pat Cummins To Rachin Ravindra
That would have been really tight had the throw hit! Begins from around the wicket and bowls it on a back of a length, on off, Rachin Ravindra hops back and pats it wide of cover and calls Daryl Mitchell through for a quick single. Marnus Labuschagne gets to the ball quickly and hurls it in at the batting end but does not hit. A direct there would have made things interesting.
The Australian skipper, Pat Cummins (8-1-25-0) comes into the attack.
End Of The Over 46 : 121/3
6 Runs
  • 445.1
  • 045.2
  • 045.3
  • 245.4
  • 045.5
  • 045.6
D. Mitchell
21 (87)
R. Ravindra
57 (100)
M. Starc
9-3-29-0
45.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Daryl Mitchell
A hint of away movement, on a length, on middle, Daryl Mitchell gets a good stride in and defends it onto the deck.
45.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Daryl Mitchell
Hurls it on a good length, just outside off, Daryl Mitchell hangs back and blocks it out with a straight bat.
45.4
2
Mitchell Starc To Daryl Mitchell
Angling away, on a back of a length, around off, Daryl Mitchell hops and rolls his wrists to play a controlled pull shot. He gets it to the right of fine leg where Josh Hazlewood runs around and cuts it off. Two runs taken.
45.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Daryl Mitchell
This is on the sixth stump line, on a good length, Daryl Mitchell opts to stay on the back foot and taps it in front of mid off. Rachin Ravindra wants a single but Daryl Mitchell says no and sends him back.
45.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Daryl Mitchell
Lands it full this time and attacks the stumps, Daryl Mitchell pats it with a straight bat back to the bowler.
45.1
4
Mitchell Starc To Daryl Mitchell
FOUR! Flayed away by Daryl Mitchell for the first boundary of the day. Starc offers width on off and short in length, Daryl Mitchell latches onto the width and slashes it wide of backward point for a boundary.
End Of The Over 45 : 115/3
1 Runs
  • 044.1
  • 044.2
  • 044.3
  • 144.4
  • 044.5
  • 044.6
R. Ravindra
57 (100)
D. Mitchell
15 (81)
N. Lyon
18-7-30-2
44.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Rachin Ravindra
Lyon loops it up, short and wide on off, there to be put away, Rachin Ravindra does not take the bait and lets it go.
44.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Rachin Ravindra
Shorter and quicker, outside off, Rachin Ravindra makes room and chops it down to short extra cover.
44.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
Serves it short and on middle, Daryl Mitchell backs away early and exposes his stumps. He frees his arms and punches it down to long on for a single.
44.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
Full and turning in, on middle and leg, Daryl Mitchell gets his bat out in front and defends it solidly.
44.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
This is short and at the stumps, Daryl Mitchell shuffles across and keeps it out on the off side.
44.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
On a nagging length but turning down leg, Daryl Mitchell gets inside the line and lets it be.
End Of The Over 44 : 114/3
1 Runs
  • 043.1
  • 043.2
  • 043.3
  • 143.4
  • 043.5
  • 043.6
R. Ravindra
57 (98)
D. Mitchell
14 (77)
M. Starc
8-3-23-0
43.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Rachin Ravindra
Pitches it right up does Starc, on middle, Rachin Ravindra clips it straight to mid on.
43.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Rachin Ravindra
A hint of late away movement, on a length, around the off-stump line, Rachin Ravindra accounts for the away shape and pushes it to the right of the bowler.
43.4
1
Mitchell Starc To Daryl Mitchell
Starc goes full and straight, at the stumps, Daryl Mitchell pats it to the left of mid off and gets to the other end.
43.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Daryl Mitchell
Pushes it across the right-hander, on a hard length, Daryl Mitchell offers no shot at it.
43.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Daryl Mitchell
Slanting back in, on a back of a length, on middle and leg, Daryl Mitchell hops and nudges it to mid-wicket.
43.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Daryl Mitchell
Serves it on a shortish length, on off and middle, Daryl Mitchell gets right behind the line and stabs it down with a straight bat.
End Of The Over 43 : 113/3
2 Runs
  • 142.1
  • 042.2
  • 042.3
  • 042.4
  • 142.5
  • 042.6
R. Ravindra
57 (96)
D. Mitchell
13 (73)
N. Lyon
17-7-29-2
42.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Rachin Ravindra
This is short and wide on off, cut away hard but straight to backward point.
42.5
1
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
Little bit of hesitation but they make it! Lyon bowls it full and on off and middle, Daryl Mitchell dabs it in front of backward point. They hesitate initially but decide to cross and Mitchell makes his ground at the bowling end.
42.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
At 84.9 kph, full and around leg, Daryl Mitchell goes for the reverse sweep but gets it off the bottom half of the bat towards backward point.
42.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
Loops it up, full and on leg, Daryl Mitchell uses his feet and smothers the spin well.
42.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
Stays around the wicket and tosses it up, full and turning in, on middle and leg, Daryl Mitchell gets his bat out in front of the pads and defends.
42.1
1
Nathan Lyon To Rachin Ravindra
Rachin Ravindra and New Zealand are underway on Day 4! Starts from around the wicket and bowls it short and wide outside off, Rachin Ravindra goes on the back foot and gives himself room to cut it to deep point for a single.
Nathan Lyon will bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 42 : 111/3
0 Runs
  • 041.1
  • 041.2
  • 041.3
  • 041.4
  • 041.5
  • 041.6
D. Mitchell
12 (69)
R. Ravindra
56 (94)
M. Starc
7-3-22-0
41.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Daryl Mitchell
Hurls it on a back of a length, around off, Daryl Mitchell covers his off-stump and lets the ball go through.
41.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Daryl Mitchell
Continues to get the ball go across from over the wicket, in the channel and on a length, Daryl Mitchell shoulders arms.
41.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Daryl Mitchell
Angling away from the right-hander, on a length, left alone by Daryl Mitchell.
41.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Daryl Mitchell
Can't get it through. Good stop by Marnus Labuschagne. Starc goes full this time and around off, Daryl Mitchell gets his weight on the front foot and times the drive well but Labuschagne at mid off dives to his right to make the stop.
41.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Daryl Mitchell
Gets the ball to shape back into the batter, on a hard length, on off, Daryl Mitchell hops back and gets on top of the bounce to dab it down to point.
41.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Daryl Mitchell
Starts from over the wicket and angles it across the right-hander straight away, full at 137.8 kph, Daryl Mitchell is happy to let that one go.
We are all in readiness for the Day 4 action to begin! The Australian team is seen in a huddle ropeside as Pat Cummins gives a final pep talk. The umpires are out followed by the Australians who are taking their fielding positions. Rachin Ravindra and Daryl Mitchell are taking guard to resume their stay at the crease for New Zealand. Mitchell Starc has the ball in hand and will start the day for Australia. Let's play says Marias Erasmus and here we go..
Australia currently hold the upper hand in the game, with still 258 runs to play with and only 7 wickets to claim a victory. Day 3 started promisingly for the Aussies, with Nathan Lyon providing a quick cameo with the bat setting a solid foundation. However, the Australian batting lineup encountered a collapse against the spin-bowling prowess of Glenn Phillips. Despite this setback, the target of 369 runs set for the Kiwis posed a formidable challenge, firmly placing Australia in the driver's seat. Lyon, with his spin wizardry, made an impact early in the final innings by claiming two quick wickets, with Travis Head also joining the fray with a wicket. However, the resilient 4th wicket partnership of the Kiwi batters slightly shifted the momentum away from the Aussies by the end of the day's play. With rough patches on the pitch and the ball turning sharply, Lyon and Head will play pivotal roles in Australia's quest to dismantle the Kiwi batting lineup and secure victory in this first Test match. Stick around as the Day 4 action commences in a bit.
New Zealand executed their plans effectively on Day 3, putting themselves in a decent position with Rachin Ravindra and Daryl Mitchell settling in comfortably. The third day started on a positive note for the Kiwis, with their bowlers keeping the Australian batters in check. Matt Henry struck early to dismiss the night watchman Nathan Lyon, before Glenn Phillips wreaked havoc in the Aussie middle order, claiming a five-wicket haul. With disciplined bowling, New Zealand restricted Australia to just 164 runs, setting up a challenging but achievable target with 2 more days of play left. However, the Kiwi chase got off to a shaky start as they lost Tom Latham and Kane Williamson early, followed by the dismissal of Will Young after a brief resistance. Despite these setbacks, Rachin and Daryl steadied the ship with a promising 52-run partnership, ending the day on a positive note for New Zealand. As the Kiwis gear up for Day 4, their hopes hinge on continuing the momentum gained from this partnership, whose resilience could potentially tip the scales in their favour and steer them towards a remarkable victory.
Hello and welcome to Day 4 of this thrilling first Test match between New Zealand and Australia, a day that could potentially mark the conclusion of this gripping contest.
... DAY 4, SESSION 1 ...
Right then, that brings an end to another enthralling day of Test cricket where the game moved forward at a rapid pace and the 'Moving Day' certainly lived up to the expectations. The match is well poised for Day 4 which might well be the final day of this Test with the Kiwis requiring 258 more runs to win and the Aussies needing 7 more wickets. The New Zealand batters will have a tough task first up where they will have to avoid losing early wickets and lay a solid foundation. As for Australia, Nathan Lyon will hold the key for them but the onus will be on the pacers to set the tone nice and early. The action on Day 4 will begin at 3.30 am IST (10 pm GMT, the previous day), but you can join us much earlier for all the build-up. Until then, cheers and goodbye!
Nathan Lyon is in for a flash interview. He says it was a great day for Test cricket and Glenn Phillips bowled really well for his five-fer. Adds that it can be challenging at the start but as he got into the rhythm it became easier for him to ball with that wind at this venue. States that Rachin Ravindra and Daryl Mitchell did well and credits them for the way they played. Concludes that they will need to bowl well and stick to the plans, challenging the batter's defences for them to be able to crack this game down.
On the flipside, New Zealand began the day eager to secure early wickets and set a positive tone. Their persistence paid off when Matt Henry dismissed Lyon just after the half-hour mark. Glenn Phillips and William O'Rourke bowled effectively in tandem, with Phillips reaping the rewards by dismissing Khawaja. In the second session, Phillips led a spirited Kiwi fight back, dismantling the Australian middle order. He ended with a five-wicket haul, the first at home by a Kiwi spinner in 16 years, while Matt Henry cleaned up the tail. In pursuit of 369 runs for victory, New Zealand encountered an early setback with Tom Latham falling just before Tea. It was a second successive low score for Kane Williamson, after which Will Young and Rachin Ravindra steadied the ship. Young hung around for a bit before losing his wicket to Head. Daryl Mitchell looked tentative at the start, while Rachin was solid as a rock on his way to fifty. The two batters stitched a gritty stand to ensure there were no more hiccups, and New Zealand ended the day with three wickets down and 258 more runs needed to win.
SESSION SUMMARY - 96 runs, 35 overs and 2 wickets. This is why we love Test cricket, don't we? The game ebbed and flowed throughout the day and the Test is nicely poised with still two days remaining. 258 runs seem a long way from here for New Zealand but credit to them for showing the fight. As for Australia, they will be pleased with where they stand in the Test and will be confident enough to seal victory here. Earlier, Australia had a productive start to the day, losing two wickets but maintaining a strong scoring rate in the first session. Nathan Lyon, who had been given a reprieve on the last ball of Day 2, continued to capitalise on his luck and ticked along nicely. After the departure of Lyon and Khawaja, Travis Head initially struggled but managed to weather the storm, ensuring stability alongside Cameron Green until Lunch. The visitors experienced an unexpected collapse in the second session, where they lost their last six wickets for just 37 runs to be bowled out for 164. Nathan Lyon made a positive start to Australia's bowling effort by dismissing Tom Latham and Kane Williamson on either side of the Tea break. Travis Head soon got into the act to cut short the stay of Will Young. Pat Cummins rotated his bowlers well in search of more inroads but they were kept at bay by the Kiwi pair and they had to be content with 3 wickets for their efforts.
End Of The Over 41 : 111/3
2 Runs
  • 040.1
  • 040.2
  • 140.3
  • 040.4
  • 040.5
  • 140.6
D. Mitchell
12 (63)
R. Ravindra
56 (94)
J. Hazlewood
7-2-17-0
40.6
1
Josh Hazlewood To Daryl Mitchell
Bowls it fuller on the pads, Daryl Mitchell tucks it in front of deep backward square leg for a single to end Day 3!
40.5
0
Josh Hazlewood To Daryl Mitchell
Bangs it short again, over middle and leg, Daryl Mitchell ducks and leaves it alone.
40.4
0
Josh Hazlewood To Daryl Mitchell
On a length, outside off, Daryl Mitchell leaves it alone.
40.3
1
Josh Hazlewood To Rachin Ravindra
Bangs it short over off and Rachin Ravindra pulls it off the upper half of the bat aerially towards square leg region for a single. Mitchell Marsh in the deep, thought he was in business but the ball dropped well in front.
40.2
0
Josh Hazlewood To Rachin Ravindra
On a shorter length, over off, Rachin Ravindra stabs it down the pitch.
40.1
0
Josh Hazlewood To Rachin Ravindra
Slips the first one short and just outside off, Rachin Ravindra sways away and leaves it alone. The umpire calls it the first bouncer of the over.
End Of The Over 40 : 109/3
3 Runs
  • 039.1
  • 039.2
  • 239.3
  • 039.4
  • 139.5
  • 039.6
D. Mitchell
11 (60)
R. Ravindra
55 (91)
N. Lyon
16-7-27-2
39.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
Bowls it wider on off and fuller, Daryl Mitchell presses ahead and leaves it alone. Last over of the day coming up.
39.5
1
Nathan Lyon To Rachin Ravindra
Bowls it shorter and wider of off, Rachin Ravindra slashes it to deep point for a single to bring up the 50-run partnership between these two.
39.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Rachin Ravindra
Tosses it up on off, Rachin Ravindra offers a solid front foot defence.
39.3
2
Nathan Lyon To Rachin Ravindra
Bowls it flatter and fuller on leg, Rachin Ravindra just tucks it away to fine leg with soft hands for a couple of runs.
39.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Rachin Ravindra
Fuller and on off, Rachin Ravindra gets back and cuts it point.
39.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Rachin Ravindra
Tosses it up on off, Rachin Ravindra prods and blocks it to the off side.
End Of The Over 39 : 106/3
0 Runs
  • 038.1
  • 038.2
  • 038.3
  • 038.4
  • 038.5
  • 038.6
D. Mitchell
11 (59)
R. Ravindra
52 (86)
J. Hazlewood
6-2-15-0
38.6
0
Josh Hazlewood To Daryl Mitchell
On a length over off, Daryl Mitchell blocks it well.
38.5
0
Josh Hazlewood To Daryl Mitchell
The ball races to the fence off the pads but there was no shot offered by Daryl Mitchell and therefore, the boundary will not count. Hazlewood hurls it on a good length around the pads, Daryl Mitchell looks to tuck it away but withdraws from the shot very early. The ball brushes him high on the left pad and races away to the fine leg cushions. That will remain a dot.
38.4
0
Josh Hazlewood To Daryl Mitchell
Goes fractionally fuller of a length on off, Daryl Mitchell blocks it well to the off side.
38.3
0
Josh Hazlewood To Daryl Mitchell
Drops the length very short and hits the deck hard over middle and leg, Daryl Mitchell ducks at it.
38.2
0
Josh Hazlewood To Daryl Mitchell
On a good length, outside off, Daryl Mitchell leaves it alone.
38.1
0
Josh Hazlewood To Daryl Mitchell
Gets himself tangled a bit does Daryl Mitchell. Hazlewood bangs it on a length over off, Daryl Mitchell covers the line as the ball straightens off the deck catching the outside edge onto the off side.
End Of The Over 38 : 106/3
0 Runs
  • 037.1
  • 037.2
  • 037.3
  • 037.4
  • 037.5
  • 037.6
R. Ravindra
52 (86)
D. Mitchell
11 (53)
N. Lyon
15-7-24-2
37.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Rachin Ravindra
Maiden over! Tossed up into the stumps, Rachin Ravindra blocks it to the off side.
37.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Rachin Ravindra
Fuller and just outside off, Rachin Ravindra makes a good leave.
37.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Rachin Ravindra
Oh, that one almost went off the outside edge. Bowls it nicely on a length around middle and off, the ball grips and turns away shooting off the deck, Rachin Ravindra sways away as the ball whizzes past the outside edge.
37.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Rachin Ravindra
Tossed up on middle and leg, Rachin Ravindra blocks it back onto the pitch.
37.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Rachin Ravindra
Fuller on off, Rachin Ravindra blocks it to the off side.
37.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Rachin Ravindra
Flighted delivery on leg, Rachin Ravindra gets his bat in front and blocks it.
End Of The Over 37 : 106/3
5 Runs
  • 136.1
  • 036.2
  • 136.3
  • 136.4
  • 036.5
  • 236.6
D. Mitchell
11 (53)
R. Ravindra
52 (80)
M. Starc
6-2-22-0
36.6
2
Mitchell Starc To Daryl Mitchell
Lands it on a length over off, Daryl Mitchell presses ahead and clips it off the inner half of the bat towards deep square leg region for a couple of runs.
36.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Daryl Mitchell
Straighter this time, on a good length over middle, Daryl Mitchell stabs it back onto the deck.
36.4
1
Mitchell Starc To Rachin Ravindra
On a back of a length over off, Rachin Ravindra cuts it to point for a single.
36.3
1
Mitchell Starc To Daryl Mitchell
Goes fuller on off, Daryl Mitchell taps it to the right of mid off and takes a run.
36.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Daryl Mitchell
Bowls it on a length just outside off, Daryl Mitchell punches it to mid off.
36.1
1
Mitchell Starc To Rachin Ravindra
Hurls this on a good length, on off, Rachin Ravindra nudges it to the off side and gets to the other end.
End Of The Over 36 : 101/3
0 Runs
  • 035.1
  • 035.2
  • 035.3
  • 035.4
  • 035.5
  • 035.6
D. Mitchell
8 (49)
R. Ravindra
50 (78)
N. Lyon
14-6-24-2
35.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
A touch shorter in length, on off, Daryl Mitchell opens the bat face and blocks it to the off side.
35.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
Drags the length back over off, Daryl Mitchell defends it back to the bowler.
35.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
Floats it up on off, Daryl Mitchell prods ahead and blocks it.
35.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
Fuller one, outside off, Daryl Mitchell reverse sweeps it to Mitchell Starc at backward point.
35.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
Floats it up on off, Daryl Mitchell blocks it well.
35.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Daryl Mitchell
On a length outside off, turning back in, Daryl Mitchell looks to get inside the line and block but gets beaten onto his thighs.
End Of The Over 35 : 101/3
5 Runs
  • 034.1
  • 034.2
  • 034.3
  • 134.4
  • 434.5
  • 034.6
R. Ravindra
50 (78)
D. Mitchell
8 (43)
M. Starc
5-2-17-0
34.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Rachin Ravindra
Goes fuller into leg, Rachin Ravindra flicks it back to the keeper who does well diving to his right to grab on.
34.5
4
Mitchell Starc To Rachin Ravindra
FOUR! Nicely done and that will be FIFTY for Rachin Ravindra! It has been an exceptional knock from the southpaw under pressure. On a back of a length over middle, Rachin Ravindra reads the length perfectly and nails the pull wide of fine leg for a boundary.
34.4
1
Mitchell Starc To Daryl Mitchell
Slight mix up but doesn't cost them anything! On a length just outside off, Daryl Mitchell just pushes it past mid off and takes a single. The batters set off for the second but decide against it.
34.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Daryl Mitchell
Straighter on a fuller length, attacking the stumps, Daryl Mitchell blocks it back to the bowler with a dead straight bat.
34.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Daryl Mitchell
Lands it a touch fuller and on the pads, Daryl Mitchell clips it to mid-wicket.
34.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Daryl Mitchell
Hurls it on a length and on off, Daryl Mitchell blocks it to the off side.
Halt! Change of shoes for Mitchell Starc, and one member of the ground staff is out there, flattening the landing area with a hammer. We are all good to go now.
End Of The Over 34 : 96/3
7 Runs
  • 133.1
  • 033.2
  • 033.3
  • 033.4
  • 633.5
  • 033.6
R. Ravindra
46 (76)
D. Mitchell
7 (39)
T. Head
4-1-10-1
33.6
0
Travis Head To Rachin Ravindra
Tossed it up on leg, Rachin Ravindra tucks it to short fine leg.
33.5
6
Travis Head To Rachin Ravindra
SIX! That's absolutely clubbed out of the park. Tossed up in the arc around middle and off, Rachin Ravindra slips on a knee and slogs it over mid-wicket for a big one.
33.4
0
Travis Head To Rachin Ravindra
Darts this one in, short and on leg, tucked to short leg.
33.3
0
Travis Head To Rachin Ravindra
Fuller into the stumps, Rachin Ravindra flicks it past short leg.
33.2
0
Travis Head To Rachin Ravindra
Bowls it flatter and fuller down leg, Rachin Ravindra tucks it to short leg.
33.1
1
Travis Head To Daryl Mitchell
Floats it up on off, Daryl Mitchell gets down the track and drills it straight back at the stumps at the bowling end. Head fails to lay a hand on it and the ball deflects off the stumps to long off and the batters cross. Rachin was out of his crease and even the slightest touch from Head would have resulted in a wicket.
End Of The Over 33 : 89/3
5 Runs
  • 432.1
  • 032.2
  • 032.3
  • 032.4
  • 032.5
  • 1 WD 32.6
  • 032.6
R. Ravindra
40 (71)
D. Mitchell
6 (38)
M. Starc
4-2-12-0
32.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Rachin Ravindra
Dot to end the over. Bowls it on a length just outside off, Rachin Ravindra taps it to point.
32.6
wd
Mitchell Starc To Rachin Ravindra
WIDE! Bangs it short and wayward on off. Rachin Ravindra leaves it alone.
32.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Rachin Ravindra
Edged and falls just short of Steven Smith. Starc hurls it right in that channel on off, on a good length, hits the deck very hard, Rachin Ravindra looks to play at it and gets a thick outside edge dipping in front of Smith at second slip.
32.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Rachin Ravindra
Goes fuller this time and down leg, Rachin Ravindra looks for the flick but misses.
32.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Rachin Ravindra
Hurls it on a length over off, Rachin Ravindra eases it to the fielder at point.
32.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Rachin Ravindra
Great comeback ball that! Bangs the deck on a shorter length around off and gets the ball to nip away a bit, Rachin Ravindra stays inside the line and gets beaten on the outside edge.
32.1
4
Mitchell Starc To Rachin Ravindra
FOUR! Starts with an absolute loosener outside off, on a length, Rachin Ravindra extends his arms and cuts it beautifully through covers for a boundary.
Mitchell Starc (3-2-7-0) returns to the attack.
End Of The Over 32 : 84/3
1 Runs
  • 131.1
  • 031.2
  • 031.3
  • 031.4
  • 031.5
  • 031.6
D. Mitchell
6 (38)
R. Ravindra
36 (65)
T. Head
3-1-3-1
31.6
0
Travis Head To Daryl Mitchell
Flatter this time on middle and leg, Daryl Mitchell tucks it to the on side.
31.5
0
Travis Head To Daryl Mitchell
Fuller on off, Daryl Mitchell reverse sweeps it straight to the fielder at backward point.
31.4
0
Travis Head To Daryl Mitchell
Tossed up on off, Daryl Mitchell prods ahead and drops his bat on the ball to block it.
31.3
0
Travis Head To Daryl Mitchell
Quicker and fuller on off, Daryl Mitchell covers the line and blocks.
31.2
0
Travis Head To Daryl Mitchell
Comes from over the wicket and bowls this a touch fuller on off, turning it back in, Daryl Mitchell blocks it back onto the deck.
31.1
1
Travis Head To Rachin Ravindra
Starts his new spell from around the wicket and bowls it nice and full into the stumps, Rachin Ravindra cuts it late to deep point for a single.
End Of The Over 31 : 83/3
6 Runs
  • 030.1
  • 130.2
  • 030.3
  • 430.4
  • 030.5
  • 130.6
R. Ravindra
35 (64)
D. Mitchell
6 (33)
P. Cummins
8-1-25-0
30.6
1
Pat Cummins To Rachin Ravindra
Bowls this on a nagging length around middle and off, Rachin Ravindra clips it to deep square leg for a single.
30.5
0
Pat Cummins To Rachin Ravindra
Hurls it on a fuller length around off, Rachin Ravindra offers a solid defence.
30.4
4
Pat Cummins To Rachin Ravindra
FOUR! Well controlled shot that. Served on a shorter length over middle, Rachin Ravindra nails the pull along the ground behind square on leg side for a boundary.
30.3
0
Pat Cummins To Rachin Ravindra
Attacks the stumps on a fuller length, at 139.5 kph, Rachin Ravindra blocks it beautifully back onto the deck.
30.2
1
Pat Cummins To Daryl Mitchell
On a back of a length over middle and leg, Daryl Mitchell pulls it off the upper half of the bat towards fine leg for a single.
30.1
0
Pat Cummins To Daryl Mitchell
On a length, outside off, Daryl Mitchell leaves it alone.
End Of The Over 30 : 77/3
0 Runs
  • 029.1
  • 029.2
  • 029.3
  • 029.4
  • 029.5
  • 029.6
R. Ravindra
30 (60)
D. Mitchell
5 (31)
N. Lyon
13-5-24-2
29.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Rachin Ravindra
Darts this one into leg, on the full, Rachin Ravindra blocks it back to the bowler.
29.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Rachin Ravindra
Tosses it up just outside off, Rachin Ravindra leaves it alone.
29.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Rachin Ravindra
Fuller and on off, Rachin Ravindra rocks back and cuts it to point.
29.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Rachin Ravindra
A touch shorter in length outside off, Rachin Ravindra makes room and cuts it straight to the fielder at point.
29.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Rachin Ravindra
Straighter and fuller on off, Rachin Ravindra blocks it straight.
29.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Rachin Ravindra
Bowls it nice and full on middle, turning away, Rachin Ravindra rocks back and blocks it past silly point.