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New Zealand vs Australia, 2nd Test Commentary, Live Updates

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Match Ended   
Hagley Oval, Christchurch , Mar 08, 2024
162&372
256&281/7 (65.0)
Australia beat New Zealand by 3 wickets
Right then, that is it from this riveting Test match. Australia clinch the series while it is now 31 years and counting for New Zealand's last win over the Aussies at their home. The Trans-Tasman trophy has been handed over to the Aussie skipper Pat Cummins who joins his team and they pose together for some pictures now. Now, most of the players from both sides will join their respective camps for the upcoming Indian T20 League season. However, plenty of cricketing action is going on around the world and you can just switch tabs to enjoy our coverage. Until next time, cheers and goodbye!
Pat Cummins, the skipper of Australia says it was pretty tense and everyone was trying to keep themselves busy and the boys did fantastic. On being asked about Carey missing out on his century, he says he didn't have the idea he was on 98 and it feels embarrassing. Says the lead was really important and the toss helped as well. Says it was a funny Test match as Day 1 moved quickly and the pitch flattened out. Mentions it was tough for the bowlers and the lead in the first innings was the key. Says they find ways to come back and appreciate the entire squad for contributing at times when needed.
Tim Southee, the captain of New Zealand says that it was a great match. Adds that the partnership between Mitchell Marsh and Alex Carey broke the back of their bowling attack. Tells that when you are playing against the number one side, you want to be ahead but heading into Day 4 both results were possible. Mentions that everyone makes mistakes in the middle and dropping catches is a part of the game. Praises Matt Henry for his performances and says that he has gone from strength to strength in the last couple of series.
Matt Henry is the PLAYER OF THE SERIES for 17 wickets in the series. He says it's disappointing to be on the losing side but proud of the way they fought throughout. Says they made Australia work hard to find runs. Adds it's nice being at home, and the pitch offers a nice bounce and swing as well. Says it's great to be a part of the New Zealand team and it's always nice to contribute to the side. Adds Southee has been an outstanding leader. On being asked about his contributions with the bat, he states they always take pride in making sure they keep scoring runs as well.
Alex Carey is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his match-winning knock. says it was a great series as it ebbed and flowed. Says they had backs against the wall but eventually made a great comeback. Adds it was tough to score initially but Mitch Marsh and him adjusted to the conditions well. Says their mindset was clear to play the natural game and seize the opportunities coming their way. Further adds and ends up by saying that he is happy with Cummins hitting the winning runs.
Presentation Time...
Australia faced a daunting task on Day 4, requiring 202 runs to win with six wickets in hand. Although Mitchell Marsh received a reprieve when Rachin Ravindra dropped him early on, Travis Head's dismissal on the next delivery heightened the pressure. Despite the opportunity, New Zealand failed to capitalize as Alex Carey and Marsh forged a crucial partnership, both scoring rapid fifties to shift the momentum back to the visitors. Their aggressive batting swiftly reduced the target to 59 runs. However, debutant Ben Sears intervened with a magical moment, dismissing Marsh and Mitchell Starc in consecutive deliveries, reigniting the game's intensity. Despite the setback, Carey's steadfastness and the skipper's support ensured victory, with Carey remaining unbeaten on 98 while the captain sealed the win.
New Zealand aimed to set a formidable target for Australia, with Rachin Ravindra and Tom Latham leading the charge steadily. Despite a breakthrough by Pat Cummins, the Kiwis built a promising partnership, frustrating the Aussie bowlers and heading into Lunch with confidence. In the second session, Ravindra and Daryl Mitchell extended their lead, forming a century partnership and frustrating the Aussies further. However, the introduction of the second new ball saw a shift in momentum as Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins dismissed both set batsmen. Yet, Scott Kuggeleijn and Glenn Phillips counter-attacked, frustrating Australia before Tea. The third session saw Nathan Lyon and Cummins striking crucial blows, but New Zealand set a challenging target of 279 runs. Australia's innings began shakily, with Steven Smith and Marnus Labuschagne struggling before Matt Henry and Ben Sears made crucial breakthroughs. Despite a resilient partnership between Travis Head and Mitchell Marsh, New Zealand retained the upper hand heading into Day 4.
New Zealand eagerly sought early breakthroughs on Day 2, with Daryl Mitchell missing a crucial catch. However, disciplined bowling paid off when Matt Henry removed the nightwatchman, continuing his impressive spell with the dismissal of Mitchell Marsh. Tim Southee's decision to introduce Glenn Phillips proved fruitful, as he claimed the wicket of Alex Carey. Despite Nathan Nathan Lyon's valuable contribution with the bat, Marnus Labuschagne stood firm, falling just 10 runs short of a century before Lunch. In the subsequent session, skipper Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc extended Australia's lead to 94 runs before Henry clinched a seven-wicket haul. New Zealand's pursuit was initially thwarted when Starc dismissed Will Young, but Tom Latham and Kane Williamson resolutely anchored the innings until Tea, frustrating the Aussie bowlers. The third session saw Latham and Williamson dominate, notching up fine fifties and building a century-run partnership. Latham's milestone of crossing 10,000 international runs added to New Zealand's momentum. However, Kane Williamson's dismissal after reaching his half-century provided Australia with a breakthrough. Despite Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood's fiery spells, Latham and Rachin Ravindra avoided further setbacks until Stumps, ensuring a promising position for New Zealand going into the next day's play.
Australia chose to field first but initially struggled to make breakthroughs. However, just before Lunch, they managed to dismiss Will Young, Tom Latham, and Rachin Ravindra, putting New Zealand on the back foot. The second session saw Australia dominate, led by Hazlewood's exceptional spell. Daryl Mitchell and Kane Williamson fell early, and although Tim Southee and Matt Henry provided resistance, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood eventually took control. As the final session commenced, Australia's batting line-up started cautiously, with Steven Smith and Usman Khawaja steadying the ship. Ben Sears, making his debut, made a breakthrough by dismissing Smith, while Henry struck again to remove Khawaja. Marnus Labuschagne and Cameron Green fought hard, but Henry claimed another scalp by dismissing Green. Despite Travis Head's attacking shots, he fell victim to Henry, while Labuschagne remained unbeaten on 45, guiding Australia safely to stumps.
AUSTRALIA WINS A THRILLING TEST MATCH! They clinch the series and add another chapter to the storied Trans-Tasman rivalry. Their dominance over the Kiwis in this format remains unchallenged. Despite facing a daunting challenge, Alex Carey's remarkable innings along with Mitchell Marsh's support, and Australia's resilience under pressure propelled them to victory. While putting up a brave fight led by Ben Sears and Matt Henry, New Zealand will rue the missed opportunity as victory slipped from their grasp. The BlackCaps continue to await a home victory over the Aussies, extending their longing for a triumphant moment against their Trans-Tasman rivals.
End Of The Over 65 : 281/7
9 Runs
  • 464.1
  • 164.2
  • 064.3
  • 064.4
  • 064.5
  • 464.6
P. Cummins
32 (44)
A. Carey
98 (123)
B. Sears
17-2-90-4
64.6
4
Ben Sears To Pat Cummins
FOUR! Australian skipper finishes off in style and propels his team to clean sweep the series by 2-0, and New Zealand's wait to beat Australia in their own backyard just extends for the time being. Sears bowls it on a length and outside off, Pat Cummins punches it through backward point for a boundary and hits the winning runs. From being 80/5 to triumphing in this game, this is some performance from Australian batters, courtesy of Alex Carey's 98, and Mitchell Marsh's 80. Australia retains this Trans-Tasmanian rivalry in style with three wickets remaining.
64.5
0
Ben Sears To Pat Cummins
Outside off on a length, Pat Cummins under edges it short to Tom Blundell.
64.4
0
Ben Sears To Pat Cummins
On the top of off, on a length, Pat Cummins punches it off the back foot. Ben Sears stops it with one hand on his follow-through.
64.3
0
Ben Sears To Pat Cummins
Short, on the body, Pat Cummins hops and punches it back to the right of the bowler.
64.2
1
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
On a length aiming the body, it shoots further and takes Alex Carey squared up. It takes off from his gloves and rolls to deep square leg and they cross for a single. Just a couple of runs needed now.
64.1
4
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
FOUR! What a shot! Just 3 needed now and Alex Carey is also 3 away from the century. On a short length angling in the bodyline, Alex Carey pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary at deep mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 64 : 272/7
9 Runs
  • 463.1
  • 063.2
  • 163.3
  • 063.4
  • 063.5
  • 463.6
P. Cummins
28 (40)
A. Carey
93 (121)
M. Henry
19-1-94-2
63.6
4
Matt Henry To Pat Cummins
FOUR! Straight as an arrow! A classy shot! Full and on the stumps, Pat Cummins presents the full face of the bat and drives it along the carpet and straight down the ground for a boundary. 50-run stand comes up between the two and Pat Cummins has looked cool, calm and collected.
63.5
0
Matt Henry To Pat Cummins
Short and nipping back in, Pat Cummins tucks it in front of short leg.
63.4
0
Matt Henry To Pat Cummins
On off and full, Pat Cummins presents a solid front foot defence.
63.3
1
Matt Henry To Alex Carey
Full and on the stumps, Alex Carey drives it straight clearing his front foot. Matt Henry flicks it off with his leg on the way, and the ball rolls to mid on. Pat Cummins puts in a dive to reach home at the non-striker's end. A single taken.
63.2
0
Matt Henry To Alex Carey
On the back of a length on top of off, Alex Carey pats it back to Henry off the back foot.
63.1
4
Matt Henry To Alex Carey
FOUR! Inching closer now! On a good length on the off stump, Alex Carey gets the outside edge off the bat and it bullets away through gully and slip cordon for a boundary. Alex Carey into the 90s now.
End Of The Over 63 : 263/7
7 Runs
  • 162.1
  • 2 NB 62.2
  • 062.2
  • 062.3
  • 062.4
  • 362.5
  • 162.6
A. Carey
88 (118)
P. Cummins
24 (37)
B. Sears
16-2-81-4
62.6
1
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
On the back of a length around off, Alex Carey dabs it in front of backward point for an easy single. 16 runs needed to win for Australia.
62.5
3
Ben Sears To Pat Cummins
Below 20s now. Another misdirected delivery on the leg side, and on a shortish length, Pat Cummins guides the ball off the back foot toward deep fine leg. Scott Kuggeleijn sprints to his right from deep square leg and puts in a dive to save one.
62.4
0
Ben Sears To Pat Cummins
Short, bounces a bit more off the deck, and outside off, Pat Cummins ducks and stays away from the line.
62.3
0
Ben Sears To Pat Cummins
Bowls it outside off on a shade fuller length, Pat Cummins shoulders arms at it.
62.2
0
Ben Sears To Pat Cummins
On the back of a length, the ball springs up further on the body, Pat Cummins jumps and blocks it off.
62.2
nb
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
Oh no, Sears has hit the stump at the non-striker's end on his follow-through with his back leg. On a length, Alex Carey tucks it to the leg side for an easy single. Just 20 now the equation.
62.1
1
Ben Sears To Pat Cummins
On a short length, just outside off, Pat Cummins cuts it off the back foot towards deep point for a single.
End Of The Over 62 : 256/7
8 Runs
  • 461.1
  • 461.2
  • 061.3
  • 061.4
  • 061.5
  • 061.6
A. Carey
86 (116)
P. Cummins
20 (32)
G. Phillips
12-2-27-0
61.6
0
Glenn Phillips To Alex Carey
Full, and outside off, with a good amount of flight on offer, Alex Carey strides forward and defends it. This partnership has flourished pretty well as these two have added 36 together now.
61.5
0
Glenn Phillips To Alex Carey
On the dragged length around off, Alex Carey cuts it straight to point.
61.4
0
Glenn Phillips To Alex Carey
Brings the ball on the middle and full, Alex Carey squeezes it inside out to covers.
61.3
0
Glenn Phillips To Alex Carey
Floats it outside off on a length, Alex Carey misses to cut it away.
61.2
4
Glenn Phillips To Alex Carey
FOUR! Looks in a hurry now! This is clever batting! An extra bit of pace from Phillips on a fuller length, Alex Carey sits down on his knee and sweeps it fine enough towards deep fine leg for another boundary. Just 23 needed now.
61.1
4
Glenn Phillips To Alex Carey
FOUR! Swept away neatly! Around the wicket bowls Phillips, on a fuller length and on off, Alex Carey reaches out to the ball with the sweep shot before getting it through the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary.
Drinks! Australia are 31 runs away from the win here and they will be hoping that this pair of Pat Cummins and Alex Carey finish the job. New Zealand have done an excellent job of getting back into the game but they do not have a lot of runs to defend here and need to break this partnership quickly to put pressure on the visitors. A really exciting phase of cricket awaits us.
End Of The Over 61 : 248/7
8 Runs
  • 460.1
  • 060.2
  • 160.3
  • 160.4
  • 260.5
  • 060.6
P. Cummins
20 (32)
A. Carey
78 (110)
B. Sears
15-2-74-4
60.6
0
Ben Sears To Pat Cummins
Straight and full, Pat Cummins bends low to clear the covers but inside edges it to mid on instead. Time for Drinks and probably the last one of the series. Australia need 31 runs to win now.
60.5
2
Ben Sears To Pat Cummins
Good work there by Scott Kuggeleijn but not a good delivery by Sears. Serves him down leg on full, Pat Cummins simply guides it away to deep fine leg where Scott Kuggeleijn dives and saves two.
60.4
1
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
Around the wicket on a short length, Alex Carey climbs on the bounce and pats it towards widish point for a single.
60.3
1
Ben Sears To Pat Cummins
Angles it down leg on a fuller length, Pat Cummins flicks it away to deep square leg for a single. Not a good area to bowl him.
60.2
0
Ben Sears To Pat Cummins
Full and on the stumps now, Pat Cummins defends it back to Sears.
60.1
4
Ben Sears To Pat Cummins
FOUR! What a superb timing! On the back of a length, and on the sixth stump, Pat Cummins rocks back and punches it through backward point for a boundary.
End Of The Over 60 : 240/7
1 Runs
  • 059.1
  • 059.2
  • 059.3
  • 059.4
  • 059.5
  • 159.6
P. Cummins
13 (27)
A. Carey
77 (109)
G. Phillips
11-2-19-0
59.6
1
Glenn Phillips To Pat Cummins
Turning in on a fuller length, and on the middle, Pat Cummins steers it through mid-wicket for a single. Australia needs 39 more runs to win and New Zealand is 3 wickets away to pull off a miracle.
59.5
0
Glenn Phillips To Pat Cummins
Full, just around off, Pat Cummins gets a stride ahead and drives it straight to covers.
59.4
0
Glenn Phillips To Pat Cummins
Drags his length a bit on the middle with a little turn in, Pat Cummins tucks it off the back foot to short mid-wicket.
59.3
0
Glenn Phillips To Pat Cummins
Flat, full, and on off, Pat Cummins prods ahead and eases it back to the bowler.
59.2
0
Glenn Phillips To Pat Cummins
Drifts it on the off stump line and keeps it fuller, Pat Cummins defends it with a long stride ahead.
59.1
0
Glenn Phillips To Pat Cummins
Lands it on off and full, Pat Cummins leans and blocks it back to Phillips.
End Of The Over 59 : 239/7
6 Runs
  • 458.1
  • 058.2
  • 158.3
  • 058.4
  • 158.5
  • 058.6
A. Carey
77 (109)
P. Cummins
12 (21)
B. Sears
14-2-66-4
58.6
0
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
Full and on off, Alex Carey pats it back to Sears.
58.5
1
Ben Sears To Pat Cummins
Angles it down leg, Pat Cummins guides it away to deep backward square leg for a single.
58.4
0
Ben Sears To Pat Cummins
Short and wide outside off, no shot on offer.
58.3
1
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
JUST OVER! What a valiant effort by Glenn Phillips! The ball springs on a good length around off, angling in, Alex Carey gets surprised by the bounce and fails to keep it down, getting off over the leaping Glenn Phillips at gully who gets a tinge of his fingertips over his head with the jump. A single taken.
58.2
0
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
A bit more on the stumps on a length, Alex Carey rocks back and punches it solidly on the pitch.
58.1
4
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
FOUR! Guided away! Clever shot by Carey! Sears bangs it short and on the off, Alex Carey backs away in the crease and aerially cuts it over gully for a boundary.
End Of The Over 58 : 233/7
2 Runs
  • 057.1
  • 057.2
  • 057.3
  • 057.4
  • 057.5
  • 257.6
P. Cummins
11 (19)
A. Carey
72 (105)
G. Phillips
10-2-18-0
57.6
2
Glenn Phillips To Pat Cummins
Fuller in length with a little bit of turn from outside off, Pat Cummins strides ahead and defends it off the inside half of the bat. The ball rolls through short leg and allows the batters to scamper back for the second. 46 needed now.
57.5
0
Glenn Phillips To Pat Cummins
Flatter trajectory at 91.1 clicks, outside off, and full, Pat Cummins leaves it covering his stumps.
57.4
0
Glenn Phillips To Pat Cummins
Outside off on a fuller length, Pat Cummins lets it go alone.
57.3
0
Glenn Phillips To Pat Cummins
Turns a bit in from off and keeps the length full, Pat Cummins tucks it to short leg.
57.2
0
Glenn Phillips To Pat Cummins
Flighted on the fourth stump, Pat Cummins leans onto the ball and defends it onto the pitch.
57.1
0
Glenn Phillips To Pat Cummins
Tossed up on off and full, Pat Cummins eases it back to the bowler on the back foot.
End Of The Over 57 : 231/7
4 Runs
  • 156.1
  • 056.2
  • 056.3
  • 156.4
  • 1 LB 56.5
  • 156.6
P. Cummins
9 (13)
A. Carey
72 (105)
B. Sears
13-2-60-4
56.6
1
Ben Sears To Pat Cummins
Overpitched and on leg, Pat Cummins works it through square leg for one.
56.5
lb
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
Short of a length and around leg, Alex Carey fails to work it away as the ball goes off his thigh pads to the right of the keeper. A leg bye is taken.
56.4
1
Ben Sears To Pat Cummins
Goes fuller and on leg, Pat Cummins flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a run. Australia 50 runs away from the win now.
56.3
0
Ben Sears To Pat Cummins
Short of a length and on off, Pat Cummins hops up to play but gets a bottom edge ont the bounce to short leg.
56.2
0
Ben Sears To Pat Cummins
On a length and on middle, Pat Cummins keeps it out towards short mid-wicket.
56.1
1
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
Back of a length and around off, Alex Carey stabs it towards point for a single.
End Of The Over 56 : 227/7
2 Runs
  • 055.1
  • 055.2
  • 055.3
  • 055.4
  • 255.5
  • 055.6
P. Cummins
7 (9)
A. Carey
71 (103)
G. Phillips
9-2-16-0
55.6
0
Glenn Phillips To Pat Cummins
Looped up, full and on middle, Pat Cummins strides out and dead-bats it.
55.5
2
Glenn Phillips To Pat Cummins
Flatter, full and on leg, Pat Cummins clips it aerially past short leg and comes back for the second run, the fielder needed to be a bit quicker to hurry Alex Carey at the bowler's end. Australia needs 52 runs to win now!
55.4
0
Glenn Phillips To Pat Cummins
Flighted, full and on middle, Pat Cummins defends it on the front foot.
55.3
0
Glenn Phillips To Pat Cummins
Short and on leg, Pat Cummins moves back and pats it past short leg.
55.2
0
Glenn Phillips To Pat Cummins
Floated, full and on off, Pat Cummins goes for the drives but gets an inside edge uppishly but safely towards mid-wicket.
55.1
0
Glenn Phillips To Pat Cummins
Tossed up, full and on off, Pat Cummins prods forward and blocks it out.
End Of The Over 55 : 225/7
5 Runs
  • 054.1
  • W 54.2
  • W 54.3
  • 454.4
  • 054.5
  • 154.6
P. Cummins
5 (3)
A. Carey
71 (103)
B. Sears
12-2-57-4
54.6
1
Ben Sears To Pat Cummins
Fuller but down the leg side, Pat Cummins glances it towards fine leg for a single. A fantastic over and could prove to be the turning point in this game.
54.5
0
Ben Sears To Pat Cummins
Back of a length and around off, Pat Cummins leaves it alone.
54.4
4
Ben Sears To Pat Cummins
FOUR! Just short! Not hat-trick for Ben Sears! He lands this on a good length and just around off, Pat Cummins tries to push it away from his body and gets an outside edge that falls just short of Tom Latham at the second slip and runs away to the third man fence for a boundary.
Pat Cummins,the Australian skipper is in at number 9.
54.3
W
Ben Sears To Mitchell Starc OUT!
OUT! TWO IN TWO! Ben Sears, you beauty! He steams in and lands this on a good length, on middle and leg, Mitchell Starc stays back to flick it away but fails to keep it down due to the extra bounce, and the ball loops up straight into the hands of Will Young at square leg. Starch goes back for a golden duck. Australia seven down and still needs 59 runs to win now!
Mitchell Starc is in at number 8.
54.2
W
Ben Sears To Mitchell Marsh OUT!
OUT! LBW! Ben Sears strikes or does he? Mitchell Marsh takes the review here but that does not save him here. New Zealand finally gets the much-needed breakthrough and this game is still alive. This one is very full and on middle, shaping in, Mitchell Marsh stays in his crease to work it away but misses due to the inward movement and the pace to get hit on the pads. There is a huge appeal for LBW, and up goes the finger. UltraEdge shows no bat involved and Ball Tracking indicates that it is just clipping the leg stump. Marsh walks back after an excellent knock and Australia lose their sixth wicket now.
54.1
0
Ben Sears To Mitchell Marsh
So close! This is short of a length and outside off, Mitchell Marsh slashes at it but misses as the ball zips just past the outside edge.
Ben Sears (11-2-52-2) is back into the attack.
End Of The Over 54 : 220/5
7 Runs
  • 153.1
  • 253.2
  • 453.3
  • 053.4
  • 053.5
  • 053.6
A. Carey
71 (103)
M. Marsh
80 (100)
M. Henry
18-1-85-2
53.6
0
Matt Henry To Alex Carey
On the back of a length around off, Alex Carey cuts it straight to backward point.
53.5
0
Matt Henry To Alex Carey
Short of a length and on off, Alex Carey blocks it out.
53.4
0
Matt Henry To Alex Carey
Fuller one and on middle, Alex Carey clips it towards mid-wicket.
53.3
4
Matt Henry To Alex Carey
FOUR! Lovely shot! Matt Henry bangs this short and on middle, sits up nicely for the batter, Alex Carey gets on top of that and pulls it away between deep square leg and deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
53.2
2
Matt Henry To Alex Carey
Fuller one and on off, Alex Carey drives it firmly wide if sweeper covers for a brace.
53.1
1
Matt Henry To Mitchell Marsh
On a length and around off, Mitchell Marsh guides it through point for a single.
End Of The Over 53 : 213/5
2 Runs
  • 052.1
  • 152.2
  • 052.3
  • 052.4
  • 152.5
  • 052.6
A. Carey
65 (98)
M. Marsh
79 (99)
G. Phillips
8-2-14-0
52.6
0
Glenn Phillips To Alex Carey
Another short delivery, outside off, Alex Carey mistimes his cut towards point.
52.5
1
Glenn Phillips To Mitchell Marsh
Goes short again and on middle, turns in sharply, Mitchell Marsh winds up for the heave across the line but ends up stabbing it towards long off for one.
52.4
0
Glenn Phillips To Mitchell Marsh
Flighted, full and on off, Mitchell Marsh uses his feet and knocks it down the pitch.
52.3
0
Glenn Phillips To Mitchell Marsh
Floated, short and around off, turns in sharply, Mitchell Marsh stays back and pushes it back to the bowler.
52.2
1
Glenn Phillips To Alex Carey
Flatter, short and on middle, turns away, Alex Carey moves back and punches it towards cover-point for a single.
52.1
0
Glenn Phillips To Alex Carey
Tossed up, full and on off, Alex Carey lunges out and taps it towards short covers.
End Of The Over 52 : 211/5
2 Runs
  • 051.1
  • 051.2
  • 151.3
  • 051.4
  • 151.5
  • 051.6
M. Marsh
78 (96)
A. Carey
64 (95)
M. Henry
17-1-78-2
51.6
0
Matt Henry To Mitchell Marsh
Fullish delivery, on middle, shaping in, Mitchell Marsh takes a couple of steps forward and blocks it out towards mid on.
51.5
1
Matt Henry To Alex Carey
Pitched up and on middle, Alex Carey clips it through square leg for a run.
51.4
0
Matt Henry To Alex Carey
Goes fuller and on off, angling in, Alex Carey knocks it towards mid off.
51.3
1
Matt Henry To Mitchell Marsh
Back of a length and on off, Mitchell Marsh dabs it towards point for a single.
51.2
0
Matt Henry To Mitchell Marsh
On a length and on off, Mitchell Marsh steps across and nudges it towards short mid-wicket.
51.1
0
Matt Henry To Mitchell Marsh
Fuller one and on middle, shaping in, Mitchell Marsh looks to drive but gets a bottom edge towards mid on.
End Of The Over 51 : 209/5
0 Runs
  • 050.1
  • 050.2
  • 050.3
  • 050.4
  • 050.5
  • 050.6
A. Carey
63 (93)
M. Marsh
77 (92)
G. Phillips
7-2-12-0
50.6
0
Glenn Phillips To Alex Carey
Quicker, shorter once more and outside off, Alex Carey cuts it wide of point where Rachin Ravindra dives to his right to stop it.
50.5
0
Glenn Phillips To Alex Carey
Flighted, full and around off, Alex Carey defends it on the front foot.
50.4
0
Glenn Phillips To Alex Carey
Goes short again and outside off, Alex Carey once again cuts it straight to point.
50.3
0
Glenn Phillips To Alex Carey
Floated, full and on off, Alex Carey strides out and taps it towards covers.
50.2
0
Glenn Phillips To Alex Carey
Short and around off, Alex Carey moves back and cuts it towards point.
50.1
0
Glenn Phillips To Alex Carey
Tossed up, full  and on off, turns away, Alex Carey leaves it alone.
End Of The Over 50 : 209/5
16 Runs
  • 149.1
  • 349.2
  • 149.3
  • 449.4
  • 149.5
  • 649.6
M. Marsh
77 (92)
A. Carey
63 (87)
M. Henry
16-1-76-2
49.6
6
Matt Henry To Mitchell Marsh
SIX! BANG! 16 runs off the over! Matt Henry bangs this into the pitch and on middle, Mitchell Marsh picks up the length early, swiveles and hammers it over the deep square leg fence for a biggie. Australia 70 runs away from the win now!
49.5
1
Matt Henry To Alex Carey
Back of a length and outside off, Alex Carey cuts it towards deep point for one.
49.4
4
Matt Henry To Alex Carey
FOUR! A poor delivery and gets the treatment! Matt Henry pitches it up but on the pads, Alex Carey just tickles it away nicely towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.
49.3
1
Matt Henry To Mitchell Marsh
Short of a length and on middle, Mitchell Marsh pulls it towards deep square leg for a single. Marsh completes 2000 runs Test cricket!
49.2
3
Matt Henry To Alex Carey
Goes fuller this time on middle, Alex Carey shows the full face of the bat and drives it down the ground as mid off chases after to collect it. Three runs taken.
49.1
1
Matt Henry To Mitchell Marsh
A shout for LBW, but turned down! Matt Henry lands this on a good length and on middle, nips back in sharply, Mitchell Marsh tries to play it but gets a slight inside edge onto his pads as the ball lobs up to the off side. A leg bye is taken.
Matt Henry (15-1-60-2) replaces Tim Southee.
End Of The Over 49 : 193/5
0 Runs
  • 048.1
  • 048.2
  • 048.3
  • 048.4
  • 048.5
  • 048.6
A. Carey
55 (84)
M. Marsh
69 (89)
G. Phillips
6-1-12-0
48.6
0
Glenn Phillips To Alex Carey
Maiden over! This is short and outside off, Alex Carey cuts it straight to point.
48.5
0
Glenn Phillips To Alex Carey
Flighted, full and on middle, Alex Carey defends it on the front foot.
48.4
0
Glenn Phillips To Alex Carey
Quicker, full and on middle, Alex Carey backs away and digs it out towards short covers.
48.3
0
Glenn Phillips To Alex Carey
Floated, full and on off, Alex Carey prods forward and blocks it out.
48.2
0
Glenn Phillips To Alex Carey
Flatter, short and around off, Alex Carey moves back for the cut but gets beaten on the outside edge once again.
48.1
0
Glenn Phillips To Alex Carey
Tossed up, full and on middle, Alex Carey strides out and taps it to short covers.
End Of The Over 48 : 193/5
10 Runs
  • 447.1
  • 247.2
  • 047.3
  • 447.4
  • 047.5
  • 047.6
M. Marsh
69 (89)
A. Carey
55 (78)
T. Southee
14-1-39-1
47.6
0
Tim Southee To Mitchell Marsh
Fuller one and on off, Mitchell Marsh pushes it towards short covers.
47.5
0
Tim Southee To Mitchell Marsh
Another short delivery, outside off, Mitchell Marsh leaves it alone this time.
47.4
4
Tim Southee To Mitchell Marsh
FOUR! Up and over! Tim Southee bowls this back of a length and outside off, Mitchell Marsh slashes hard at it and slices it well over gully for another boundary. 10 runs already in the over and the Kiwis cannot afford this.
47.3
0
Tim Southee To Mitchell Marsh
Goes fuller and on off, Mitchell Marsh knocks it towards mid off.
47.2
2
Tim Southee To Mitchell Marsh
Short of a length and outside off, Mitchell Marsh cuts it away towards deep point where Rachin Ravindra is a bit slow to pick up the ball and the batters comes back for the second run.
47.1
4
Tim Southee To Mitchell Marsh
FOUR! Fine shot! Tim Southee lands this on a hard length and wide outside off, Mitchell Marsh accepts the width on offer and flashes it towards the deep extra cover fence for a boundary.
End Of The Over 47 : 183/5
3 Runs
  • 046.1
  • 046.2
  • 046.3
  • 346.4
  • 046.5
  • 046.6
A. Carey
55 (78)
M. Marsh
59 (83)
G. Phillips
5-0-12-0
46.6
0
Glenn Phillips To Alex Carey
Quicker, full and on middle, Alex Carey pushes it to the left of the bowler.
46.5
0
Glenn Phillips To Alex Carey
Oh..close! This is flatter, shortish and just around off, Alex Carey moves back to cut but this one is too close to his body and he misses. This could have gone anywhere.
46.4
3
Glenn Phillips To Mitchell Marsh
Slower through the air, short and on middle, Mitchell Marsh shuffles down the track to play but gets an outside edge well wide of first slip, the ball runs away to the third man region as the batters take a triple.
46.3
0
Glenn Phillips To Mitchell Marsh
Flighted, full and on middle, Mitchell Marsh knocks it down the pitch.
46.2
0
Glenn Phillips To Mitchell Marsh
Floated, full and around off, Mitchell Marsh goes down to paddle it away but misses it completely.
46.1
0
Glenn Phillips To Mitchell Marsh
Tossed up, full and on off, Mitchell Marsh uses his feet and drills it hard and wide of short covers, Kane Williamson dives to his right to make a fine stop.
End Of The Over 46 : 180/5
2 Runs
  • 045.1
  • 045.2
  • 045.3
  • 145.4
  • 045.5
  • 145.6
M. Marsh
56 (79)
A. Carey
55 (76)
T. Southee
13-1-29-1
45.6
1
Tim Southee To Mitchell Marsh
Length again and around off, Mitchell Marsh punches it towards deep point for one. That brings up the 100-run partnership between these two batters. Australia needs under 100 runs to win now!
45.5
0
Tim Southee To Mitchell Marsh
On a length and on off, Mitchell Marsh steps forward and pushes it towards short covers.
45.4
1
Tim Southee To Alex Carey
Goes fuller now and around off, Alex Carey strides out and steers it towards deep point for a single.
45.3
0
Tim Southee To Alex Carey
Short of a length now and around off, Alex Carey pulls it straight to short mid-wicket.
45.2
0
Tim Southee To Alex Carey
Back of a length and outside off, Alex Carey tries to cut but chops it down towards gully.
45.1
0
Tim Southee To Alex Carey
This is on a good length and around off, Alex Carey moves across a long way and stabs it towards cover-point.
End Of The Over 45 : 178/5
1 Runs
  • 044.1
  • 044.2
  • 044.3
  • 044.4
  • 144.5
  • 044.6
M. Marsh
55 (77)
A. Carey
54 (72)
G. Phillips
4-0-9-0
44.6
0
Glenn Phillips To Mitchell Marsh
Flatter, full and on off, Mitchell Marsh prods forward and blocks it out.
44.5
1
Glenn Phillips To Alex Carey
A loopy full toss, on off, Alex Carey drills it towards long off for a single.
44.4
0
Glenn Phillips To Alex Carey
Looped up, full and on off, Alex Carey defends it on the front foot.
44.3
0
Glenn Phillips To Alex Carey
Flighted, full and around off, Alex Carey bunts it out towards short covers.
44.2
0
Glenn Phillips To Alex Carey
Tossed up, full and on middle, Alex Carey reverse sweeps it to point.
44.1
0
Glenn Phillips To Alex Carey
Glenn Phillips begins with a floated delivery, full and on off, Alex Carey taps it straight to short covers.
Glenn Phillips to continue from the other end.
End Of The Over 44 : 177/5
3 Runs
  • 043.1
  • 043.2
  • 043.3
  • 043.4
  • 243.5
  • 143.6
A. Carey
53 (67)
M. Marsh
55 (76)
T. Southee
12-1-27-1
43.6
1
Tim Southee To Alex Carey
On a length and on off, Alex Carey pushes it through covers for a single.
43.5
2
Tim Southee To Alex Carey
Buzzers! This is back of a length and outside off, Alex Carey cuts it towards deep point for a single, he sets off for the second but is sent back. The fielder throws it at the bowler's end where it deflects off the stumps and the batters get the overthrow run.
43.4
0
Tim Southee To Alex Carey
Fuller-length delivery around the off stump at 127.8 clicks, this is pushed towards cover by Alex Carey.
43.3
0
Tim Southee To Alex Carey
Back of a length and just outside off, Alex Carey defends this to cover.
43.2
0
Tim Southee To Alex Carey
Length delivery swinging back from outside off, firmly pushed in the covers by Carey.
43.1
0
Tim Southee To Alex Carey
Length delivery outside off to start with. Alex Carey gets in two minds and deflects it in the slip cordon.
We are back with the post-Lunch session to begin! The two Umpires Nitin Menon and Marais Erasmus walk out to the middle. New Zealand disperse to the field after a brief chat in the huddle near the ropes. Mitchell Marsh and Alex Carey to resume their innings for Australia. Tim Southee (11-1-24-1) will lead us to the second session of the day with the ball. Let's play...
...Day 4, Session 2...
Right then, Australia takes the first session hands-on and is sniffing a victory as they have all the time in the world to get the job done. On the other hand, New Zealand is in desperate need of breaking this partnership whatsoever to bounce back into the contest. It's surely going to be a cliffhanger of a second session with Australia needing 105 runs to seal the series, and New Zealand on the hunt for those 5 wickets to find the leveler. Can New Zealand break its 31-year win drought at home against Australia? Or will the tourists maintain the status quo? Stay tuned as the post-Lunch session commences at 6.40 am IST (1.10 am GMT).
On the Australian side, they lost an early wicket with Travis Head departing soon after Marsh's dropped chance. By the time Australia reached 80 runs, half of their side was back in the pavilion. Alex Carey then joined Marsh in the middle, building a resilient partnership amid some fortunate escapes, including a successful review to overturn an LBW decision. He had a bit of an edgy affair but crucial runs kept coming off his bat. But both went on to construct an unbeaten 94-run partnership. Mitchell Marsh notched up a pivotal half-century after he was dropped on 28. The two scored quick runs and looked at ease as runs came thick and fast. Carey too, struck a gutsy 50 and Australia inched closer to the win.
The game commenced after a brief rain delay, with Tim Southee and Matt Henry bowling in tandem. Initially, Southee created an opportunity that Rachin Ravindra couldn't grasp at point, giving Mitchell Marsh a reprieve. However, in the very next delivery, Southee dismissed Travis Head with a similar shot caught at point and broke the 46-run stand. Henry maintained pressure with a lengthy spell, troubling the Australian batters. Ben Sears joined the attack and nearly found success, only for the review to save the batter. But after that, runs kept flowing as no maidens were bowled in the first hour or so. Scott Kuggeleijn gave away a few boundaries and runs kept leaking at an alarming rate.
Lunch, Day 4 - Session Summary - 19 Overs, 97 Runs, 1 Wicket. As the players head back to the sheds after the conclusion of the first session, it's time for Lunch on Day 4 amidst an intense contest, but Australia would be the happier side of the two as they made a strong comeback in the contest after being 34/4 at the end of Day 3.
End Of The Over 43 : 174/5
4 Runs
  • 042.1
  • 442.2
  • 042.3
  • 042.4
  • 042.5
  • 042.6
M. Marsh
55 (76)
A. Carey
50 (61)
G. Phillips
3-0-8-0
42.6
0
Glenn Phillips To Mitchell Marsh
Fires this one full and outside off, Mitchell Marsh mistimes his drive back to the bowler. THAT WILL BE LUNCH ON DAY 4!
42.5
0
Glenn Phillips To Mitchell Marsh
Looped up, full and around off, Mitchell Marsh advances down the track and pushes it towards short covers.
42.4
0
Glenn Phillips To Mitchell Marsh
Flighted, full and on middle, Mitchell Marsh clips it towards short mid-wicket.
42.3
0
Glenn Phillips To Mitchell Marsh
A loud appeal for LBW, but the finger stays down! Glenn Phillips darts in a yorker now, on middle, Mitchell Marsh uses his feet again to tuck it away but gets hit on the toes. The replay shows that he may have just hit that with the toe-end and UltraEdge confirms it. Very lucky for Marsh and New Zealand only one review left now!
42.2
4
Glenn Phillips To Mitchell Marsh
EDGED AND FOUR! This is tossed up, full and around off, Mitchell Marsh uses his feet to drive it through covers but gets an thick outside edge wide of first slip and to the third man fence for a bodunary.
42.1
0
Glenn Phillips To Mitchell Marsh
Flatter, short and around off, Mitchell Marsh moves across and taps it towards short covers.
First sight of spin on Day 4 as Glenn Phillips (2-0-4-0) is brought into the attack now.
End Of The Over 42 : 170/5
12 Runs
  • 441.1
  • 441.2
  • 241.3
  • 041.4
  • 241.5
  • 041.6
A. Carey
50 (61)
M. Marsh
51 (70)
B. Sears
11-2-52-2
41.6
0
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
On a length and on middle, Alex Carey blocks it out.
41.5
2
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
FIFTY FOR CAREY! A gutsy half-century and his first one against the Kiwis. This is overpitched and outside off, Alex Carey reaches for it and squeezes it through point for a couple of more rus.
41.4
0
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
Full again and outside off, Alex Carey leaves it alone.
41.3
2
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
Fuller one and on off, Alex Carey drills it wide of sweeper covers for a brace.
41.2
4
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
FOUR MORE! Australia moving fast now! Ben Sears bangs this short and outside off, Alex Carey accepts the width on offer and cuts it away nonchalantly through point for four more runs.
41.1
4
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
FOUR! Streaky! Ben Sears lands this on a good length and around off, Alex Carey tries to push it away but gets an outside edge wide of gully as the ball wins the race to the fence for a boundary.
End Of The Over 41 : 158/5
10 Runs
  • 040.1
  • 4 B 40.2
  • 040.3
  • 2 LB 40.4
  • 040.5
  • 4 LB 40.6
M. Marsh
51 (70)
A. Carey
38 (55)
S. Kuggeleijn
3-1-10-0
40.6
lb
Scott Kuggeleijn To Mitchell Marsh
FOUR LEG BYES! The runs keep on coming thick and fast now. Scott Kuggeleijn bangs this into the pitch, on middle, angling away, Mitchell Marsh moves across to leave it along but fails to get out of the way as the ball deflects off his back and runs to the fine leg fence for another boundary.
40.5
0
Scott Kuggeleijn To Mitchell Marsh
Yet another bouncer, on middle, Mitchell Marsh ducks under it again.
40.4
lb
Scott Kuggeleijn To Mitchell Marsh
Back of a length and on middle, angling away, Mitchell Marsh tries to work it away but misses as the ball goes off his thigh pads behind the keeper. Two runs taken.
40.3
0
Scott Kuggeleijn To Mitchell Marsh
Another bouncer, on middle, Mitchell Marsh ducks under it.
40.2
b
Scott Kuggeleijn To Mitchell Marsh
FOUR BYES! More runs for Australia! Scott Kuggeleijn bangs this short again, on middle, takes off sharply, Mitchell Marsh ducks under and it flies well over Tom Blundell to the fine leg fence for a boundary.
40.1
0
Scott Kuggeleijn To Mitchell Marsh
A bouncer now, on middle, Mitchell Marsh watches it through and ducks under it.
End Of The Over 40 : 148/5
0 Runs
  • 039.1
  • 039.2
  • 039.3
  • 039.4
  • 039.5
  • 039.6
A. Carey
38 (55)
M. Marsh
51 (64)
B. Sears
10-2-40-2
39.6
0
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
Maiden over! This is full again and well outside off, Alex Carey lets it go to the keeper.
39.5
0
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
Pulls his length back a bit now, on off, Alex Carey taps it towards short covers.
39.4
0
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
Full again and on middle, angling in, Alex Carey blocks it back to the bowler.
39.3
0
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
Goes fuller and just outside off, angling away, Alex Carey leaves it alone.
39.2
0
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
On a length and around off, Alex Carey dabs it down towards point.
39.1
0
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
Fuller one and on off, Alex Carey drills it straight to cover-point.
End Of The Over 39 : 148/5
13 Runs
  • 4 B 38.1
  • 038.2
  • 438.3
  • 038.4
  • 138.5
  • 438.6
M. Marsh
51 (64)
A. Carey
38 (49)
S. Kuggeleijn
2-0-10-0
38.6
4
Scott Kuggeleijn To Mitchell Marsh
FOUR! FIFTY FOR MARSH! He has made the Kiwis pay here with a brilliant knock. Scott Kuggeleijn bangs this into the pitch, on middle, Mitchell Marsh picks up length early and slaps it towards the deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary.
38.5
1
Scott Kuggeleijn To Alex Carey
Short of a length and on middle, Alex Carey pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.
38.4
0
Scott Kuggeleijn To Alex Carey
A confident appeal for caught behind, but turned down! Scott Kuggeleijn bangs in a sharp bouncer, on middle, Alex Carey sways away and tries to ramp it away but the ball passes very close to the bat and to the keeper. Tom Blundell grabs and the slips appeal for it. UltraEdge clearly shows no bat involved. New Zealand lose a review!
38.3
4
Scott Kuggeleijn To Alex Carey
FOUR! Good shot! Scott Kuggeleijn lands this back of a length and around off, Alex Carey gets on top of the bounce and punches it with excellent timing through point for a boundary.
38.2
0
Scott Kuggeleijn To Alex Carey
On a length and on middle, Alex Carey blocks it out.
38.1
b
Scott Kuggeleijn To Alex Carey
FOUR BYES! Australia won't mind this at all! Scott Kuggeleijn loses his line and bowls this full but way down the leg side, Alex Carey is nowhere near to play it, and Tom Blundell behind the stumps dives to his right, gets some gloves on it but it still race away to the third man fence for a boundary.
End Of The Over 38 : 135/5
7 Runs
  • 037.1
  • 437.2
  • 137.3
  • 037.4
  • 037.5
  • 237.6
M. Marsh
47 (63)
A. Carey
33 (44)
B. Sears
9-1-40-2
37.6
2
Ben Sears To Mitchell Marsh
Full again and on middle, Michael Neser tucks it through mid-wicket for a brace.
37.5
0
Ben Sears To Mitchell Marsh
Pitched up and outside off, Mitchell Marsh leaves it alone.
37.4
0
Ben Sears To Mitchell Marsh
Length again and on middle, Mitchell Marsh is solid in his defence.
37.3
1
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
On a length and around leg, Alex Carey clips it through square leg for one.
37.2
4
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
FOUR! A bit streaky! Ben Sears lands this on a good length and on off, Alex Carey looks to guide it away but gets a thick outside edge past gully for boundary.
37.1
0
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
BEAUTY! Ben Sears serves this full and on off, angles away, Alex Carey tries to play at it but his head falls a bit and the ball zips past the outside edge to the keeper.
End Of The Over 37 : 128/5
2 Runs
  • 036.1
  • 036.2
  • 1 LB 36.3
  • 036.4
  • 136.5
  • 036.6
M. Marsh
45 (60)
A. Carey
28 (41)
S. Kuggeleijn
1-0-1-0
36.6
0
Scott Kuggeleijn To Mitchell Marsh
Overpitched and on middle, Mitchell Starc knocks it towards mid on.
36.5
1
Scott Kuggeleijn To Alex Carey
Goes fuller now, on middle, Alex Carey tries to push it away but gets an inside edge towards deep square leg for a run.
36.4
0
Scott Kuggeleijn To Alex Carey
Short of a length and on off, Alex Carey dabs it down towards point.
36.3
lb
Scott Kuggeleijn To Mitchell Marsh
A bit fuller and down the leg side, Mitchell Marsh misses his flick as the ball goes off his pads towards square leg. A leg bye is taken.
36.2
0
Scott Kuggeleijn To Mitchell Marsh
Back of a length and on middle, Mitchell Marsh moves across and blocks it out.
36.1
0
Scott Kuggeleijn To Mitchell Marsh
Scott Kuggeleijn starts with a hard-length delivery, on off, Mitchell Marsh hops up and pats it down to short covers.
Scott Kuggeleijn is now introduced in the second innings. He replaces Ben Sears.
End Of The Over 36 : 126/5
3 Runs
  • 035.1
  • 035.2
  • 1 LB 35.3
  • 035.4
  • 035.5
  • 235.6
A. Carey
27 (39)
M. Marsh
45 (56)
M. Henry
15-1-60-2
35.6
2
Matt Henry To Alex Carey
Back of a length and middle, angling in, Alex Carey looks to play but gets an inside edge through backward square leg for a brace.
35.5
0
Matt Henry To Alex Carey
Length again and on off, Alex Carey is solid in his defence again.
35.4
0
Matt Henry To Alex Carey
On a length and on middle, Alex Carey blocks it out well.
35.3
lb
Matt Henry To Mitchell Marsh
Short of a length and on middle, angling in, Mitchell Marsh gets cramped up as the ball goes off his thigh pads to the leg side. A leg bye is taken.
35.2
0
Matt Henry To Mitchell Marsh
Fuller one and on off, Mitchell Marsh taps it towards short covers again.
35.1
0
Matt Henry To Mitchell Marsh
Back of a length and around off, Mitchell Marsh pats it down towards short covers.
End Of The Over 35 : 123/5
7 Runs
  • 134.1
  • 434.2
  • 234.3
  • 034.4
  • 034.5
  • 034.6
A. Carey
25 (36)
M. Marsh
45 (53)
B. Sears
8-1-33-2
34.6
0
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
Pitched up again and on off, shaping in, Alex Carey blocks it down the pitch.
34.5
0
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
Overpitched and on off, Alex Carey drills it towards mid off.
34.4
0
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
On a length and around off, Alex Carey steers it towards point,
34.3
2
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
Goes fuller and on middle, Alex Carey drives it firmly past mid on for a couple of runs.
34.2
4
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
FOUR! Easy pickings! Ben Sears lands this on a good length but down the leg side, Alex Carey glances off his pads nicely towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.
34.1
1
Ben Sears To Mitchell Marsh
Short of a length and on middle, Mitchell Marsh pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.
Drinks! An eventful first hour of play comes to an end. Australia have reduced their target a but lost Travis Head. Mitchell Marsh has also lived dangerously but has scored runs at a good rate as well while Alex Carey is also doing the same. New Zealand bowlers have been solid creating a few opportunities but they know that they need to break this partnership as soon as possible. An exciting phase of cricket awaits us.
End Of The Over 34 : 116/5
4 Runs
  • 033.1
  • 433.2
  • 033.3
  • 033.4
  • 033.5
  • 033.6
A. Carey
19 (31)
M. Marsh
44 (52)
M. Henry
14-1-58-2
33.6
0
Matt Henry To Alex Carey
Swings in on a fuller length around off, Alex Carey gets forward and drives it straight to covers.
33.5
0
Matt Henry To Alex Carey
Short and outside off, Alex Carey climbs on the ball and cuts it but finds the backward point fielder.
33.4
0
Matt Henry To Alex Carey
Bowls it full and on the off, Alex Carey drives it back to Henry.
33.3
0
Matt Henry To Alex Carey
A strong and confident appeal for LBW and up goes the finger! Alex Carey decides to review it straight away. Henry steams in from around the wicket and lands it on the fuller length around off, it slightly nips back in as well, Alex Carey goes for a straight drive and gets beaten before wearing it on the pads. UltraEdge shows no bat is involved and Ball Tracker confirms that the ball is missing on the leg stump. A smart review there by Carey as he survives a scare.
33.2
4
Matt Henry To Alex Carey
FOUR! Lose delivery and rightly punished! Misfires it on the pads, and full in length, Alex Carey clips it off the hips towards deep fine leg for a boundary. A feel-good boundary for Carey.
33.1
0
Matt Henry To Alex Carey
Short and climbs on Carey, nipping in as well, Alex Carey gets it off the top half of the bat to the off side.
End Of The Over 33 : 112/5
5 Runs
  • 032.1
  • 132.2
  • 032.3
  • 032.4
  • 332.5
  • 1 LB 32.6
A. Carey
15 (25)
M. Marsh
44 (52)
B. Sears
7-1-26-2
32.6
lb
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
Aims on the pads with an inswing, Alex Carey gets a brush off his pad towards fine leg and runs a leg bye.
32.5
3
Ben Sears To Mitchell Marsh
On the back of a length, outside off, Mitchell Marsh arches back and slashes it uppishly over covers and quickly hustles back for the third as the ball runs out of steam in the deep before the ropes.
32.4
0
Ben Sears To Mitchell Marsh
BEATEN! Touch full in length, a moves away a bit as well, Mitchell Marsh goes for a poke but backs the shot and gets beaten on the outside edge. Good start for Sears.
32.3
0
Ben Sears To Mitchell Marsh
At 135.6 clicks on the fifth stump line, nipping back in a bit, Mitchell Marsh decides to leave it alone.
32.2
1
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
Hard length on the middle and leg, Alex Carey flicks it to widish mid-wicket for a quick single.
32.1
0
Ben Sears To Alex Carey
Gets a good bounce on the back of a length, in the stumps line, Alex Carey splices it off through the shoulder of the bat and controls it to keep it down towards the off side.
Ben Sears comes into the attack for the first time on Day 4.
End Of The Over 32 : 107/5
1 Runs
  • 031.1
  • 031.2
  • 131.3
  • 031.4
  • 031.5
  • 031.6
M. Marsh
41 (49)
A. Carey
14 (22)
T. Southee
11-1-24-1
31.6
0
Tim Southee To Mitchell Marsh
Full, around off, Mitchell Marsh strides forward and defends it in front of covers.
31.5
0
Tim Southee To Mitchell Marsh
On the off stump line, Mitchell Marsh blocks it off solidly.
31.4
0
Tim Southee To Mitchell Marsh
Almost chopped on! Lands it on off and on the back of a length, Mitchell Marsh arches back to cut it through but inside edges onto the back of his pad. The ball just closely rolls past the off stump.
31.3
1
Tim Southee To Alex Carey
A bit overpitched on the fourth stump line, Alex Carey gets ahead and drives it through cover-point for a quick single.
31.2
0
Tim Southee To Alex Carey
Gets it to slant across off on a fullish length, Carey is not interested to go fishing at it and leaves it alone.
31.1
0
Tim Southee To Alex Carey
An inward movement on off, and full in length, Alex Carey defends it on the front foot to the off side.
End Of The Over 31 : 106/5
5 Runs
  • 030.1
  • 130.2
  • 030.3
  • 030.4
  • 430.5
  • 030.6
M. Marsh
41 (46)
A. Carey
13 (19)
M. Henry
13-1-54-2
30.6
0
Matt Henry To Mitchell Marsh
On the back of a length, outside off, Marsh leaves.
30.5
4
Matt Henry To Mitchell Marsh
FOUR! Flashes off in style! A bit of width outside off on a length, Mitchell Marsh arches back and goes hard at it and cuts it a bit uppishly through the gap between the backward point and gully for a boundary.
30.4
0
Matt Henry To Mitchell Marsh
Again, on a hard length at 135 clicks, just around off, Mitchell Marsh confidently defends it to the pitch.
30.3
0
Matt Henry To Mitchell Marsh
Angles on the top of off and on a hard length, Mitchell Marsh stays tall and bunts it underneath the bat.
30.2
1
Matt Henry To Alex Carey
Almost a half-tracker on the leg stump line, Alex Carey tucks it off the back foot in front of square leg for a quick single.
30.1
0
Matt Henry To Alex Carey
Slants it on the off stump, full in length, Alex Carey prods ahead and solidly defends it on the front foot.
End Of The Over 30 : 101/5
4 Runs
  • 329.1
  • 029.2
  • 129.3
  • 029.4
  • 029.5
  • 029.6
M. Marsh
37 (42)
A. Carey
12 (17)
T. Southee
10-1-23-1
29.6
0
Tim Southee To Mitchell Marsh
This one swings in at 127 clicks, on a fuller length, and on the middle and leg, Mitchell Marsh drives it straight to mid on.
29.5
0
Tim Southee To Mitchell Marsh
Angles it on the off stump and gets it to swing away a bit on a length, Mitchell Marsh pushes it back to the bowler.
29.4
0
Tim Southee To Mitchell Marsh
Moves a bit away from the outside off on a fuller length, Mitchell Marsh with no footwork at all, tries to hit it through the covers, but gets beaten on the outside edge.
29.3
1
Tim Southee To Alex Carey