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Australia vs New Zealand, 2nd Test Match Summary

AUS vs NZ, 2019 - Test Summary

Australia vs New Zealand Scorecard
Trans-Tasman Trophy, 2019/20
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Match Ended   
467&168/5d
148&240(71.0)
Australia beat New Zealand by 247 runs
AUS 467/10
Bat Top Batsmen
114 (234)
  • 12x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 48.71SR
85 (242)
  • 8x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 35.12SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 2.18
38
OVERS
83/4
R/W
Bowler
ECON 3.10
33.1
OVERS
103/3
R/W
NZ 148/10
Bat Top Batsmen
50 (144)
  • 4x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 34.72SR
18 (20)
  • 2x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 90SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 1.64
17
OVERS
28/5
R/W
Bowler
ECON 2.26
15
OVERS
34/3
R/W
AUS 168/5
Bat Top Batsmen
38 (65)
  • 3x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 58.46SR
35 (100)
  • 2x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 35SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 2.88
17.2
OVERS
50/3
R/W
Bowler
ECON 2.75
8
OVERS
22/1
R/W
NZ 240/10
Bat Top Batsmen
Tom Blundell
Tom Blundell
121 (210)
  • 15x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 57.61SR
33 (52)
  • 3x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 63.46SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 3.52
23
OVERS
81/4
R/W
Bowler
ECON 2.91
12
OVERS
35/3
R/W
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End of another ruthless performance from the Aussies. They are making a habit of this now. New Zealand, on the other hand, have a lot of thinking to do. They have to come up with a better performance in the last Test. A win is what they would want to salvage some pride and for Australia, they would be eager to whitewash the visitors. It is a dead rubber but still a lot to play for in the final Test which begins on the 3rd of January at 1030 local (2330 GMT Previous Day). Till then, take care and goodbye!
TRAVIS HEAD HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Feels amazing to contribute to an Australian win. On the best part for him about that innings. Head feels that temperament was the biggest asset as he was able to get through the hard period without throwing his wicket away - something he was struggling in the first Test. Thanks the coaching staff for their continuous support and trusting in him, especially after words of a possible drop for this game.
Victorious Australian captain, Tim Paine, finds the series win very pleasing. Adds that the whole Test was very satisfying, starting from the batsmen's discipline in spite of losing the toss and then the bowlers strutting their stuff. Is happy that the bowlers are sharing the load equally. On his and Head's knock putting together the missed pieces, Paine refuses to admit that, saying that Australia have been playing well but just need to be a bit more consistent. Calls this wicket as very good one for Test cricket, moving sideways on Day 1 but then getting difficult to bat on once the divots started to appear.
New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson, admits that once Australia got 400, the match became very difficult for his side. Admits that his side could not make use of the surface, in spite of the sideways and lateral movement. Stresses on the accuracy by the Australian bowlers which made the difference. Hopes to improve those come Sydney. On difficulty in winning in Australia. Willy admits that it is difficult and being against a very good opposition can be even more challenging. But also says that the team needs to rise and learn from mistakes. On Wagner's lion-hearted performance, Kane smiles and says that he never gets tired of bowling. Lauds Blundell as well for registering a Boxing Day century. Wishes that his team can start converting its starts and get partnerships.
The Kiwis started their second innings in a good manner but James Pattinson ran through the top order. There were a few partnerships then, Tom Blundell was a part of every stand, he was probably the only positive New Zealand have had in this series. He showed great resilience, fight, grit and played a knock he would remember for a very long time. However, it was too much of an ask and one task which was impossible for a single player to complete. Also, 4th innings, 4th Day so you would expect Lyon to come to the fore. That was the case as he was the pick of the bowlers as he finished with a four-fer.
In reply, the Aussie pacers bundled New Zealand out for a mere 148. Pat Cummins was the star for them with a fifer but Pattinson and Starc supported him extremely well. Australia then decided to not enforce the follow-on. They batted for around 2 sessions, took their lead close to 500 before declaring on the morning of the 4th Day.
End of another dominating performance by the Australians! They have literally blown aside the Kiwis in both the Tests. It is an emphatic series win for them. The only time Kiwis seemed to be in the game was when Boult got Burns in the first over on the first day after winning the toss and electing to bowl but that was it. After that, it was all about Australia. They managed to post a mammoth score in the first innings courtesy a ton from Head and a good innings from Smith.
70.6
W
Marnus Labuschagne To Tom Blundell OUT!
OUT! That is clean as a whistle! That is the end of the game! Tom Blundell is the last man to get out. End of an outstanding innings. An innings of high caliber. He was going after every delivery now and departs in the attempt to do so. He steps out and hammers this low towards Lyon at mid off who seems to have taken it. The Aussie players start celebrating, the batsman is seen shaking hands with the Australians. The umpires though want to get it checked. They take it upstairs. The SOFT SIGNAL IS OUT! Replays roll in and they show it is a clean catch. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 247 RUNS!
Is that the end of the game? The players are shaking hands but the umpire takes it upstairs to be sure. The SOFT SIGNAL IS OUT!
70.5
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Tom Blundell
Shorter and around off, it is hit hard to covers.
70.4
4
Marnus Labuschagne To Tom Blundell
FOUR! Comes down the track and makes it into a full toss. It is dragged through wide mid on and a boundary results.
70.3
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Tom Blundell
Blundell uses his feet again and whips it straight to mid on.
70.2
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Tom Blundell
DROPPED! That was hit hard but it should have been taken! Blundell comes down the track and hammers it back towards the bowler. Labuschagne seems to have taken his eyes off the ball when he needed to watch it closely and the ball does not stay in.
70.1
4
Marnus Labuschagne To Tom Blundell
FOUR! Raining boundaries! A short one outside off, Blundell stays back and slaps it through covers for a boundary.
Over 70 : 232/8
13 Runs
  • 069.1
  • 469.2
  • 469.3
  • 069.4
  • 169.5
  • 469.6
N. Wagner
6 (7)
T. Blundell
113 (204)
N. Lyon
23-4-81-4
69.6
4
Nathan Lyon To Neil Wagner
FOUR! HAMMERED! That bursts through the hands of Lyon. Wagner comes down the track and gets to the pitch of it. Slams it back towards the bowler. Lyon looks to catch it but it bursts through his hands and goes down to the long off fence.
69.5
1
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Steps down and eases it down to long on for one.
69.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Lyon changes the angle and fires it outside off, it is left alone.
69.3
4
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
FOUR! Almost an action replay of the last ball! Another one which is short and asking to be hit. Blundell rocks back and pulls it through square leg for another boundary.
69.2
4
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
FOUR! Short ball and put away! It sits up to be hit. Blundell goes back and pulls it hard over mid-wicket for a boundary.
69.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Pitches around leg, Blundell pads it away. Lyon appeals but nothing from the umpire.
Over 69 : 219/8
3 Runs
  • 068.1
  • 068.2
  • 268.3
  • 168.4
  • 068.5
  • 068.6
N. Wagner
2 (6)
T. Blundell
104 (199)
M. Labuschagne
2-1-3-0
68.6
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Neil Wagner
A touch short from this South African born, spinning in again, the other South African tries to work it to the leg side but misses and is hit on the thigh pads.
68.5
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Neil Wagner
Massive turn. Full and outside off, Wagner comes half-forward to defend but misses and is hit on the pads. Labuschagne appeals but that was spinning way down the leg side.
68.4
1
Marnus Labuschagne To Tom Blundell
Outside off, punched off the back foot for a single through the off side.
68.3
2
Marnus Labuschagne To Tom Blundell
Down the leg side, helped fine for a couple.
68.2
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Tom Blundell
Action replay of the previous delivery.
68.1
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Tom Blundell
Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
Over 68 : 216/8
2 Runs
  • 067.1
  • W 67.2
  • 067.3
  • 267.4
  • 067.5
  • 067.6
N. Wagner
2 (4)
T. Blundell
101 (195)
N. Lyon
22-4-68-4
67.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Neil Wagner
On middle, it is kept out.
67.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Neil Wagner
On middle, defended.
67.4
2
Nathan Lyon To Neil Wagner
A couple! Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through covers for two.
67.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Neil Wagner
Outside off, it is left alone.
Neil Wagner walks out to bat.
67.2
W
Nathan Lyon To Tim Southee OUT!
OUT! RUN OUT! Southee is out of here now! That is a big, big mix-up. Not sure what the two were doing. I feel both were ball-watching. Southee taps this towards point and then takes a few steps ahead. Blundell is jogging towards the other end but then, for some reason, both stop. Blundell now decides to turn and run to the non-striker's end. In the end both are running to the bowler's end. Pattinson from point gets to the ball and then throws it to the keeper who whips the bails off. Australia now a wicket away and Lyon needs one for a fifer.
67.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Tim Southee
The batsman defends it from within the crease.
Over 67 : 214/7
0 Runs
  • 066.1
  • 066.2
  • 066.3
  • 066.4
  • 066.5
  • 066.6
T. Blundell
101 (195)
T. Southee
2 (1)
M. Labuschagne
1-0-0-0
66.6
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Tom Blundell
On off again, Blundell keeps it out nicely.
66.5
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Tom Blundell
On off, it is pushed to covers.
66.4
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Tom Blundell
Outside off, left alone.
66.3
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Tom Blundell
Outside off, this is guided to point.
66.2
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Tom Blundell
Quicker and shorter on off, TB stays back and keeps it out.
66.1
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Tom Blundell
Well bowled! This lands on off and then turns away a little. Beats the outside edge of Blundell's bat as he tries to defend.
Well, this is interesting. Tim Paine is up for some experimentation. Marnus Labuschagne has been given the ball. The field is spread far and wide. Probably, he wants to lure Tim Southee into mistiming a slog.
Over 66 : 214/7
4 Runs
  • 065.1
  • 165.2
  • 165.3
  • 065.4
  • W 65.5
  • 265.6
T. Southee
2 (1)
T. Blundell
101 (189)
N. Lyon
21-4-66-4
65.6
2
Nathan Lyon To Tim Southee
Shorter and outside off, Southee cuts it behind point for two.
Tim Southee comes out to bat.
65.5
W
Nathan Lyon To Mitchell Santner OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! There goes no. 7 and Australia are now only two wickets away. Still a little more than 30 minutes left for Stumps. Four-fer for Lyon. This is flatter and on off, Santner goes back to defend but the ball turns away, kisses the outside edge and Paine takes a good catch. Paine appeals while Erasmus has got his finger raised almost instantaneously. Santner trudges off. An entertaining stand comes to an end.
65.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Mitchell Santner
Loopy ball on off, Santner keeps it out nicely.
65.3
1
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Blundell steps out and works it down to long on for one.
65.2
1
Nathan Lyon To Mitchell Santner
Gets it past cover this time and towards wide long off for one.
65.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Mitchell Santner
Tosses it up around off, it is hit hard towards cover.
Over 65 : 210/6
2 Runs
  • 164.1
  • 064.2
  • 164.3
  • 064.4
  • 064.5
  • 064.6
T. Blundell
100 (188)
M. Santner
26 (42)
P. Cummins
18-4-47-0
64.6
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
On the body, it skids through. Blundell is late on the pull and it hit on the body.
64.5
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
A short delivery which has been pulled away.
64.4
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
On the pads, it is worked to mid-wicket.
64.3
1
Pat Cummins To Mitchell Santner
On the pads, it is worked down to fine leg for one.
64.2
0
Pat Cummins To Mitchell Santner
Back of a length and on middle, kept out.
64.1
1
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
100 for Tom Blundell! Take a bow, young man. First Kiwi to score a ton at the MCG. Outstanding stuff. A fighting knock of great character. Also, let me remind you that he is not an opener, he bats lower down the order, this is the first time he is opening in a First-Class game and has delivered. Came in the side for the under-performing Raval and has grabbed the opportunity with both hands. He gets there by working this full ball on middle through mid-wicket for one. He takes his helmet off and the whole stadium is up on its feet to applaud the effort.
Blundell on 99... There is a gap on the off side but the leg side is a bit tight.
Over 64 : 208/6
1 Runs
  • 063.1
  • 063.2
  • 063.3
  • 063.4
  • 163.5
  • 063.6
M. Santner
25 (40)
T. Blundell
99 (184)
N. Lyon
20-4-62-3
63.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Mitchell Santner
On middle, kept out.
63.5
1
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Blundell onto 99! He steps out and works it through mid on for one.
63.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Down the leg side, extra bounce there. Blundell looks to flick but misses.
63.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
On the pads, Blundell works it to backward square leg.
63.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
On middle, Blundell flicks it to short leg.
63.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Comes down the track and whips it from outside off towards mid-wicket.
Over 63 : 207/6
1 Runs
  • 062.1
  • 062.2
  • 062.3
  • 062.4
  • 162.5
  • 062.6
M. Santner
25 (39)
T. Blundell
98 (179)
P. Cummins
17-4-45-0
62.6
0
Pat Cummins To Mitchell Santner
A short one, Santner ducks under it.
62.5
1
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
Blundell moves to 98! A short one on middle, TB pulls it through square leg for one.
62.4
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
Another length ball around off, Blundell keeps it out nicely.
62.3
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
On the off pole, Blundell blocks it right under his eyes.
62.2
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
A bumper, Blundell watches it go to the keeper.
62.1
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
This is angled into the batter, TB works it to mid-wicket.
Over 62 : 206/6
8 Runs
  • 361.1
  • 061.2
  • 061.3
  • 161.4
  • 061.5
  • 461.6
M. Santner
25 (38)
T. Blundell
97 (174)
N. Lyon
19-4-61-3
61.6
4
Nathan Lyon To Mitchell Santner
FOUR! One bounce boundary! Really well hit this! Santner sees the flight on this one and his eyes lit up. He plays a lofted shot over mid on and then bags a boundary.
61.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Mitchell Santner
On off, blocked.
61.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
In the air... safe! There is glove on it. Blundell comes down the track but does not get to the pitch of it. He tries to defend but it hits the glove, then the pad and lobs over leg slip for a run.
61.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
On middle, blocked.
61.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
On middle, it is worked to short mid-wicket.
The crowd is getting excited. Blundell in within a shot to reach his second Test ton.
61.1
3
Nathan Lyon To Mitchell Santner
Poor ball this! Way too short and outside off, Santner cuts it behind point and bags three. 200 up for the Kiwis, first time they have reached that mark in this series.
Over 61 : 198/6
4 Runs
  • 060.1
  • 060.2
  • 060.3
  • 460.4
  • 060.5
  • 060.6
T. Blundell
96 (171)
M. Santner
18 (35)
P. Cummins
16-4-44-0
60.6
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
A sharp bouncer outside off, Tom looks to pull but misses. Tim Paine leaps to collect but ends up parrying it to Steven Smith at first slip.
60.5
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
That was a good leave. Back of a length outside off, coming in, TB shoulders arms, trusting the bounce on this deck. That did not miss the off stump by much.
60.4
4
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
EDGED, FOUR! 96 now. Full and outside off, Blundell pushes at it away from his body and gets a thick outside edge. To his luck, it flies wide of first slip, to the third man fence.
60.3
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
Around off, watchfully played out.
60.2
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
Full on middle, pushed towards mid on.
60.1
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
Landed outside off, left alone.
Mitchell Starc comes back onto the field. Must have gone in to pop some pain-killers. Pat Cummins comes back on to bowl now. 15-4-40-0 so far.
Over 60 : 194/6
1 Runs
  • 059.1
  • 159.2
  • 059.3
  • 059.4
  • 059.5
  • 059.6
M. Santner
18 (35)
T. Blundell
92 (165)
N. Lyon
18-4-53-3
59.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Mitchell Santner
Full on middle, Mitchell punches this straight back. Lyon himself gets across to his left and stops it.
59.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Mitchell Santner
On middle and off, watchfully pushed back.
59.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Mitchell Santner
That is a ripper. Flighted outside off, along with pace - 88.8 kph. Santner lunges to defend but the ball pitches and then whizzes past the outside edge. Good take by Tim Paine too.
59.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Mitchell Santner
Full and flat outside off, watchfully defended.
59.2
1
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Comes down the track and flicks it past a diving mid-wicket to the man in the deep. Moves to 92. Every run of his is being cheered.
59.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
A touch short around off, Blundell looks to work it to the leg side but the ball spins in and hits him on the thighs.
Starc is seen going off! He had some discomfort in his leg. He has gone off to probably eat some pain killers and get it checked by the physio.
Over 59 : 193/6
0 Runs
  • 058.1
  • 058.2
  • 058.3
  • 058.4
  • 058.5
  • 058.6
M. Santner
18 (31)
T. Blundell
91 (163)
J. Pattinson
12-2-35-3
58.6
0
James Pattinson To Mitchell Santner
Shorter in length and outside off, Santner guides it to point.
58.5
0
James Pattinson To Mitchell Santner
Outside off, not played at.
58.4
0
James Pattinson To Mitchell Santner
Back of a length and on off, blocked.
58.3
0
James Pattinson To Mitchell Santner
A bumper and on middle, it is ducked under.
58.2
0
James Pattinson To Mitchell Santner
Down the leg side, the batter looks to flick but misses.
58.1
0
James Pattinson To Mitchell Santner
The ball has been square driven by the batsman.
Over 58 : 193/6
9 Runs
  • 057.1
  • 057.2
  • 457.3
  • 057.4
  • 457.5
  • 157.6
M. Santner
18 (25)
T. Blundell
91 (163)
N. Lyon
17-4-52-3
57.6
1
Nathan Lyon To Mitchell Santner
A single as this is eased down to long off.
57.5
4
Nathan Lyon To Mitchell Santner
FOUR! Powerful shot that! He comes down the track and gets to the pitch of it. He whips it and it races to the fence in a jiffy.
57.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Mitchell Santner
Quicker and on middle, defended.
57.3
4
Nathan Lyon To Mitchell Santner
FOUR! A hit-me ball this! A drag down, short and wide outside off, Santner cuts it through point and the ball races away to the fence.
57.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Mitchell Santner
On off, Santner plays it a touch late towards the off side.
57.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Mitchell Santner
Tosses it up on off, Santner lunges forward and keeps it out.
Over 57 : 184/6
2 Runs
  • 056.1
  • 156.2
  • 056.3
  • 156.4
  • 056.5
  • 056.6
T. Blundell
91 (163)
M. Santner
9 (19)
J. Pattinson
11-2-35-3
56.6
0
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
On middle, it is worked with the angle to mid-wicket.
56.5
0
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
A short ball on middle, Blundell bails out of the pull shot.
56.4
1
James Pattinson To Mitchell Santner
Just evades the man at leg gully. On the pads, Santner flicks it uppishly but wide of Labuschagne there. It goes down to fine leg for one.
56.3
0
James Pattinson To Mitchell Santner
Lovely delivery! He angles it into the off pole and then gets it to leave the batter. Santner looks to defend but is beaten.
56.2
1
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
Looks to bowl a yorker but ends up serving a low full toss, it is hit down to fine leg for one.
56.1
0
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
On off, Bundell keeps it out.
Over 56 : 182/6
4 Runs
  • 055.1
  • 055.2
  • 055.3
  • 455.4
  • 055.5
  • 055.6
M. Santner
8 (17)
T. Blundell
90 (159)
N. Lyon
16-4-43-3
55.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Mitchell Santner
Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
55.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Mitchell Santner
Full and around off, well defended.
55.4
4
Nathan Lyon To Mitchell Santner
FOUR! Lovely placement. Full and outside off, Santner comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it cleanly over mid off. One bounce and into the ropes. The stand is worth 10 now.
55.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Mitchell Santner
JUST WIDE! Full and around middle, Mitchell looks to defend but the ball goes off the inside edge. Just eludes short leg.
55.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Mitchell Santner
Full and around middle, defended watchfully.
55.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Mitchell Santner
Landed outside off, punched straight to point. It is an umbrella field for Santner.
Over 55 : 178/6
0 Runs
  • 054.1
  • 054.2
  • 054.3
  • 054.4
  • 054.5
  • 054.6
T. Blundell
90 (159)
M. Santner
4 (11)
J. Pattinson
10-1-33-3
54.6
0
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
On a length agian, Blundell keeps it out nicely.
54.5
0
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
On the off pole, defended.
54.4
0
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
Outside off, left alone.
54.3
0
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
NOT OUT! It is going over! Blundell continues to fight on. Excellent use of the review and to be honest, that never looked out. A short one on middle, it stays low. Blundell looks to pull but misses to get hit on the back thigh. An appeal and up goes the finger. Blundell reviews straightaway. Ball Tracker shows it to be going over.
Does Blundell miss out on a ton? He has been given out LBW. He reviews straightaway. It looks high. Yes. Ball Tracker confirms.
54.2
0
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
Looks to bowl the yorker but ends up bowling a full toss, it is hit to mid on.
54.1
0
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
Shorter in length and around off, skids through. Blundell looks to pull but is hurried into the shot. He mistimes it towards mid on.
James Pattinson is back! 9-1-33-3 so far.
Over 54 : 178/6
5 Runs
  • 053.1
  • 153.2
  • 053.3
  • 453.4
  • 053.5
  • 053.6
M. Santner
4 (11)
T. Blundell
90 (153)
N. Lyon
15-4-39-3
53.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Mitchell Santner
On middle, Santner stays back and keeps it out.
53.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Mitchell Santner
The straighter one on middle, Santner looks to defend but it goes off the inner half to short leg.
53.4
4
Nathan Lyon To Mitchell Santner
FOUR! Good shot! The back foot punch, not easy to play those. Shorter and outside off, Santner goes back and punches it through covers for a boundary.
53.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Mitchell Santner
On middle, Santner keeps it out nicely.
53.2
1
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
On middle, this is worked through square leg for a single. He is into the 90s.
53.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Flatter and on off, Blundell keeps it out.
Over 53 : 173/6
1 Runs
  • 152.1
  • 052.2
  • 052.3
  • 052.4
  • 052.5
  • 052.6
M. Santner
0 (7)
T. Blundell
89 (151)
M. Starc
15-3-59-0
52.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Mitchell Santner
One more short ball and on middle, Santner stands tall and keeps it out.
52.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Mitchell Santner
BEATEN! Another ball shorter in length and outside off, Santner looks to push at it but misses again.
52.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Mitchell Santner
On the shorter side and outside off, Santner plays inside the line and lets it be.
52.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Mitchell Santner
Back of a length and on middle, MS stays back and keeps it out.
52.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Mitchell Santner
One the shorter side on the body, Santner ducks under it.
52.1
1
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
One more short ball and on the body, it is pulled down towards fine leg for one.
Over 52 : 172/6
2 Runs
  • 251.1
  • 051.2
  • 051.3
  • W 51.4
  • 051.5
  • 051.6
M. Santner
0 (2)
T. Blundell
88 (150)
N. Lyon
14-4-34-3
51.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Mitchell Santner
Floats it up on off, Santner is solid in defense.
51.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Mitchell Santner
On off, kept out.
Mitchell Santner comes in at number 8, replacing de Grandhomme. Around 26 overs left in the day, plus an extra half hour if Australia feel they can win the game tonight.
51.4
W
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme OUT!
OUT! Caught! Nathan Lyon gets another one. Australia just the three wickets away now. Colin de Grandhomme comes down the track, it is shorter in length and turning back in. Colin looks to whip it but it goes off the inner half towards backward square leg where Warner takes an easy catch. De Grandhomme came out to enjoy himself. He was playing his shots right from the word go and departs in the attempt to do so.
51.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
Dropped? Nope, well short and a good stop. On middle, Colin de Grandhomme works it towards short leg. The fielder makes a good stop.
51.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
Quicker and shorter outside off, Colin de Grandhomme looks to cut but is beaten.
51.1
2
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
Nicely played by Colin! He strides forward, leans into the stroke and hits it through covers for two. Played that against the turn. A good shot.
Over 51 : 170/5
8 Runs
  • 050.1
  • 150.2
  • 150.3
  • 450.4
  • 1 WD 50.5
  • 150.5
  • 050.6
T. Blundell
88 (150)
de Grandhomme
7 (8)
M. Starc
14-3-58-0
50.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
Down the leg side, Blundell lets it go to the keeper.
50.5
1
Mitchell Starc To Colin de Grandhomme
Over again! On the body, it is shorter. Colin pulls it over the leg gully fielder and down to fine leg for one.
50.5
wd
Mitchell Starc To Colin de Grandhomme
WIDE! Way too short, it goes over the batter's head. Wided.
50.4
4
Mitchell Starc To Colin de Grandhomme
FOUR! Just over! Good shot in the end! Shorter in length and outside off, Colin de Grandhomme cuts it over the leaping point fielder, Lyon and into the fence.
50.3
1
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
Top edge but lands short! A short one on off, Blundell looks to pull but gets a top edge, it flies towards Pattinson who runs in from fine leg but it lands short. He does well to put his body in and stop the boundary.
50.2
1
Mitchell Starc To Colin de Grandhomme
Edged but in the gap! Shorter and around off, Colin de Grandhomme looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge between gully and first slip down to third man for one.
50.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Colin de Grandhomme
On the pads, Colin works it to leg gully.
Over 50 : 162/5
3 Runs
  • 249.1
  • W 49.2
  • 049.3
  • 049.4
  • 049.5
  • 149.6
de Grandhomme
1 (4)
T. Blundell
87 (148)
N. Lyon
13-4-32-2
49.6
1
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
Around off, worked through mid-wicket for a run.
49.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
49.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
Around off, bunted back to the bowler.
49.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Colin de Grandhomme
Straightaway comes down the track and whips it straight to short mid-wicket.
Colin de Grandhomme walks in at number 7, replacing Watling.
49.2
W
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling OUT!
OUT! Caught at leg slip! There comes the wicket and there departs Watling. The footmarks are coming into play now. A lovely delivery by an off spinner. Perfect delivery for his type. First, he gives this plenty of air and seeing that Watling is lured into the drive. He lunges but the ball pitches, landing on the rough created by the footmarks and then spins back in. Takes the inside edge and goes through the gap between bat and pad towards leg slip. Now, credit has to go to Warner here. He would have been blinded but he reacts as swiftly as anyone possibly can and takes a good catch! Made that look simple but trust us, no catch is easy off an inside edge. Australia celebrate but no one appeals. Watling walks off anyway and then umpire Erasmus raises his finger. End of a 72-run stand.
49.1
2
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
TOP EDGE! SAFE! More luck for BJ. Full and outside off, Watling looks to sweep but the ball spins and bounces off the rough. Takes the top edge but lobs over short fine leg. Two runs taken.
Over 49 : 159/4
6 Runs
  • 048.1
  • 448.2
  • 048.3
  • 048.4
  • 048.5
  • 148.6
BJ Watling
20 (61)
T. Blundell
87 (148)
M. Starc
13-3-49-0
48.6
1
Mitchell Starc To BJ Watling
Outside off, Watling mistimes it through covers for one.
48.5
0
Mitchell Starc To BJ Watling
One more short ball on middle, Watling evades it nicely.
48.4
0
Mitchell Starc To BJ Watling
On the pads, Watling looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the thigh pad.
48.3
1
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
That almost took short leg's head with it! A short ball and on middle, Blundell hammers the pull, it goes just over short leg and towards mid-wicket for one.
48.2
4
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
FOUR! Well over! Heart in the mouth moment for Blundell. It is short and on middle, TB looks to pull but gets a top edge, it goes over the outstretched hand of Paine and down to third man for a boundary.
48.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
Back of a length and on middle, blocked.
Over 48 : 153/4
9 Runs
  • 447.1
  • 047.2
  • 147.3
  • 447.4
  • 047.5
  • 047.6
BJ Watling
19 (58)
T. Blundell
82 (145)
N. Lyon
12-4-29-1
47.6
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
The batsman works it down the leg side.
47.5
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Changes to over the wicket and lands it on off, defended.
47.4
4
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
FOUR! Watling getting into the act now! He too comes down the track and works it with his wrists and hits it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
47.3
1
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Steps out one more time. Lyon fires a full toss around off, Blundell whips it towards long on for a quick run.
47.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Comes down the track again, does not get to the pitch of it this time. Blocked.
47.1
4
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
FOUR! Up and over! Excellent use of the feet and gets the desired result. He hits it with the turn over the mid-wicket region for a boundary.
Over 47 : 144/4
1 Runs
  • 046.1
  • 146.2
  • 046.3
  • 046.4
  • 046.5
  • 046.6
BJ Watling
15 (55)
T. Blundell
77 (142)
M. Starc
12-3-44-0
46.6
0
Mitchell Starc To BJ Watling
On the pads, it is worked towards mid-wicket for no runs.
46.5
0
Mitchell Starc To BJ Watling
On the middle pole, Watling looks to defend but it goes off the inner half to short leg.
46.4
0
Mitchell Starc To BJ Watling
Slightly short and angling away from off. Watling drops his hands and lets it go to the keeper.
46.3
0
Mitchell Starc To BJ Watling
Full and outside off, left alone.
46.2
1
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
On the shorter side, Blundell plays the hook shot by getting on top of the bounce. It goes towards fine leg for one.
46.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
Back of a length and on off, Blundell defends it onto the ground.
Mitchell Starc is back! He has been a little wayward today, needs to get it right here. 11-3-43-0 so far.
Over 46 : 143/4
4 Runs
  • 045.1
  • 045.2
  • 045.3
  • 045.4
  • 445.5
  • 045.6
BJ Watling
15 (51)
T. Blundell
76 (140)
N. Lyon
11-4-20-1
45.6
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
On middle, kept out.
45.5
4
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
FOUR! Deft! Shorter in length and quicker outside off. Watling plays it late and down towards third man. Cummins from backward point gives it a chase, slides and pushes it back in. The umpires go upstairs to check if the stop is clean and replays show he has touched the ball and the ropes at the same time.
45.4
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
On middle, kept out.
45.3
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
On the pads again, this is worked to the right of the short leg fielder who dives and stops it.
45.2
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Shorter and on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
45.1
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Flatter and on off, Watling blocks it out.
Over 45 : 139/4
3 Runs
  • 044.1
  • 044.2
  • 044.3
  • 044.4
  • 344.5
  • 044.6
T. Blundell
76 (140)
BJ Watling
11 (45)
P. Cummins
15-4-40-0
44.6
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
On the off pole, blocked.
44.5
3
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
50-run stand up between Blundell and Watling. Consecutive fifty-run stands for New Zealand in this innings. This one though needs to go longer. Full and outside off, Watling drives it through covers and bags three.
44.4
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
Landed outside off, a touch wide, left alone.
44.3
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
Good stop. Full and outside off, BJ drives this down the ground but Matthew Wade at somewhere between a slightly wide silly mid off and a fine short cover makes a half stop, parrying it towards mid on.
44.2
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
A length ball this time, blocked back watchfully.
44.1
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
A bouncer on middle, comfortably ducked under.
Over 44 : 136/4
2 Runs
  • 043.1
  • 043.2
  • 043.3
  • 243.4
  • 043.5
  • 043.6
T. Blundell
76 (139)
BJ Watling
8 (40)
N. Lyon
10-4-16-1
43.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Fired outside off, the arm ball, let through.
43.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Full and around middle, defended in front of short leg.
43.4
2
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
This was coming. Good batting from Blundell but Lyon will not mind. The opener has been stifled for runs post Tea and the Aussies are challenging him to earn his runs. Tom comes down the track, trying to disturb Lyon's rhythm. Gets to the pitch of the ball and whips it over mid-wicket for a couple.
43.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
A touch short, whipped straight to backward square leg.
43.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
A touch short, punched towards mid on.
43.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Full and outside off, watchfully defended.
Over 43 : 134/4
1 Runs
  • 142.1
  • 042.2
  • 042.3
  • 042.4
  • 042.5
  • 042.6
BJ Watling
8 (40)
T. Blundell
74 (133)
P. Cummins
14-4-37-0
42.6
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
Landed outside off, left alone.
Well, what happened there? Nigel Llong signalled the over but was then informed by someone that there is a ball left. Apologizes to the bowler and then smiles.
42.5
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
Full and around off, solidly defended.
42.4
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
Outside off, on a length, played straight to point.
42.3
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
Full and outside off, pushed straight to short extra cover.
42.2
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
EDGED, DOES NOT CARRY! It seems like an edge has come after ages. Full and outside off, Watling pushes at it but the ball takes the outside edge. Goes behind but lands short of Steven Smith at second slip.
42.1
1
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
A length ball around off, worked through mid-wicket for a single.
Over 42 : 133/4
2 Runs
  • 041.1
  • 041.2
  • 041.3
  • 041.4
  • 041.5
  • 241.6
BJ Watling
8 (35)
T. Blundell
73 (132)
N. Lyon
9-4-14-1
41.6
2
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
'CATCH!' is the cry from Paine. But the ball lands safely. Short and outside off, Watling quickly goes back to pull but the ball comes on faster than his anticipation. Hence, he gets a top edge which lobs over short fine leg. Two runs taken.
41.5
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Jumps down the track this time, gets to the pitch of the ball and pushes it towards cover.
41.4
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Full and around off, pretty flat, watchfully defended.
41.3
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Down the leg side, spinning in, worked straight to short fine leg.
41.2
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
A touch short, BJ goes back and looks to work it through mid-wicket but Matthew Wade at short leg uses his reflexes to get his hand to the ball and parries it to short mid-wicket.
41.1
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Full and around middle, darted in, worked watchfully in front of short leg.
Over 41 : 131/4
0 Runs
  • 040.1
  • 040.2
  • 040.3
  • 040.4
  • 040.5
  • 040.6
T. Blundell
73 (132)
BJ Watling
6 (29)
P. Cummins
13-3-36-0
40.6
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
Back of a length and on off, TB pushes it to covers.
40.5
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
Solid drive but straight to the bowler. Full and on off, Blundell hits it back to the bowler.
40.4
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
Just outside off, not played at.
40.3
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
On the fuller side, Blundell drives but to cover.
40.2
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
Another back of a length ball around off, Blundell keeps it out.
40.1
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
Back of a length and on off, Blundell pushes it to mid off.
Pat Cummins to bowl from the other end. 12-3-36-0 so far.
Over 40 : 131/4
0 Runs
  • 039.1
  • 039.2
  • 039.3
  • 039.4
  • 039.5
  • 039.6
BJ Watling
6 (29)
T. Blundell
73 (126)
N. Lyon
8-3-12-1
39.6
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Shorter in length again, this is guided to point.
39.5
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
On middle, Watling stays back and works it to mid-wicket.
39.4
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Loopy ball outside off, it is driven to covers.
39.3
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Works it with the turn to mid-wicket.
39.2
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Is that a drop? Maybe. A tough chance though. It lands on off and it turns back in. It takes the inside edge, then the pads and lobs towards silly point. Labuschagne dives forward with one hand stretched forward but it only brushes the fingers.
39.1
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
On middle, it is worked to short leg.
We are back for the final session! Out come the Australian players and they are followed by the two Kiwi batters Watling and Blundell. 5 wickets is what the Aussies need as Boutl won't be batting to end the game today itself. Will we see a Day 5 in this game? We will have to wait to find out. For now, it is Nathan Lyon who will start proceedings for the Aussies.
... Day 4, Session 3 ...
Kath Loughnan has a chat with Nathan Lyon. On bouncing back to take Nicholls' wicket after being hit for a six on the previous ball, Lyon says that there is not enough on the wicket so it is a challenge for the bowlers to induce mistakes. On whether Australia can push for victory in the final session, Gary says that the Kiwis possess a quality batting line-up but the hosts will try their best.
The session started off with Nicholls and Blundell playing well. The two added a 54-run stand before the former was dismissed to Lyon. Blundell then got to his half ton and after that the opener started playing his shots. He has scored really freely and him and Watling are amidst a good partnership. The two however, need to go on. The Australian bowlers have found it tough in this session. There is hardly any purchase on the wicket. They though need to be patient as they still have the upper hand. To whom will the last session belong?
An excellent session for the Kiwis! The two batters walk out to a standing ovation from their fans. They have really entertained the crowd with some really good shots, albeit they are still way behind in the game.
Over 39 : 131/4
8 Runs
  • 438.1
  • 038.2
  • 038.3
  • 038.4
  • 438.5
  • 038.6
T. Blundell
73 (126)
BJ Watling
6 (23)
P. Cummins
12-3-36-0
38.6
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
On a length and around off, blocked. THAT WILL BE TEA ON DAY 4!
38.5
4
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
FOUR! Past the dive of the fielder and another boundary! It is full and on off, Blundell transfers his weight onto the front foot and creams it past the mid off fielder for a boundary.
38.4
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
Back of a length and on off, Watling keeps it out.
38.3
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
On the fuller side, it is driven to covers. Two fielders in that region and both catching. So Cummins is bowling to his field here.
38.2
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
On middle, defended.
38.1
4
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
FOUR RUNNING RUNS! Runs flowing at the moment! On the fuller side outside off, Blundell drives it past short cover-point. The fielder there dives and gets a hand to it. Can't stop the batters from running four though.
Over 38 : 123/4
9 Runs
  • 037.1
  • 437.2
  • 437.3
  • 037.4
  • 137.5
  • 037.6
BJ Watling
6 (23)
T. Blundell
65 (120)
J. Pattinson
9-1-33-3
37.6
0
James Pattinson To BJ Watling
Back of a length and around off, Watling guides it to point.
37.5
1
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
This is angled into the pads, it is worked through square leg for one.
37.4
0
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
Outside off, it is left alone.
37.3
4
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
FOUR! Hammered! Take that, Pattinson says Blundell. Shorter and on middle, Blundell picks the length early and pulls it hard behind square on the leg side for a boundary. Consecutive boundaries.
37.2
4
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
FOUR! Full and on the pads, too straight and Blundell loves it there. It is flicked through mid-wicket for a boundary.
37.1
0
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
OHHH! This is just outside off, Blundell hangs his bat out and gets beaten. He could have left that, it was quite wide.
James Pattinson comes back! 8-1-24-3 so far.
Over 37 : 114/4
7 Runs
  • 336.1
  • 136.2
  • 136.3
  • 036.4
  • 136.5
  • 136.6
T. Blundell
56 (115)
BJ Watling
6 (22)
P. Cummins
11-3-28-0
36.6
1
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
On the shorter side, Blundell pulls it through square leg for one.
36.5
1
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
On middle, it is worked towards mid-wicket for another single.
36.4
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
Back of a length and on off, kept out.
36.3
1
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
Almost! This lands on off and then comes back in. Blundell looks to defend but it goes off the inner half on the leg side. One taken.
36.2
1
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
On middle, it is worked wide of mid on for one.
36.1
3
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
On the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket. Starc gives it a chase from mid on and the ball slowing down near the rope making Starc's job easy. Three taken.
Pat Cummins is back! 10-3-21-0 as of now.
Over 36 : 107/4
1 Runs
  • 035.1
  • 035.2
  • 035.3
  • 035.4
  • 035.5
  • 135.6
T. Blundell
51 (112)
BJ Watling
4 (19)
N. Lyon
7-3-12-1
35.6
1
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
35.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
On middle, kept out.
35.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Catch it is the call but not sure if it is off the bat! Flatter and on middle, it turns back in. Blundell looks to flick but misses to get hit on the body. The ball lobs well wide of short leg.
35.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Blundell comes down the track and defends it into the hands of silly point. He gets back in, the fielder then scores a direct hit at the striker's end.
35.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
35.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
On middle, kept out.
Nathan Lyon is back! 6-3-11-1 so far.
Over 35 : 106/4
9 Runs
  • 034.1
  • 034.2
  • 234.3
  • 334.4
  • 034.5
  • 434.6
BJ Watling
4 (19)
T. Blundell
50 (106)
J. Pattinson
8-1-24-3
34.6
4
James Pattinson To BJ Watling
FOUR! That is some shot to get off the mark! Full and on middle, Watling shows the full face of the bat and creams it through mid on for a boundary.
34.5
0
James Pattinson To BJ Watling
Back of a length, Watling keeps it out.
34.4
3
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
Fifty for Blundell! He is fighting a lone battle here. A huge round of applause for him from the crowd and well deserved. His maiden in Tests. Also, the last time he scored a half ton, he went onto convert it into a ton. Needs to do the same here. He gets there by squeezing this through backward point for three.
34.3
2
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
A little too straight, it is worked through mid-wicket for two.
34.2
0
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
Outside off, not played at.
34.1
0
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
Slightly fuller and around off, blocked.
Over 34 : 97/4
1 Runs
  • 133.1
  • 033.2
  • 033.3
  • 033.4
  • 033.5
  • 033.6
BJ Watling
0 (17)
T. Blundell
45 (102)
P. Cummins
10-3-21-0
33.6
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
This lands on middle, it jags back in. Watling looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit on the pads.
33.5
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
A good short one, the batter ducks under it.
33.4
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
On middle, it is worked to mid-wicket.
33.3
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
On middle, it is kept out.
33.2
0
Pat Cummins To BJ Watling
On a length and around off, it is guided towards point.
33.1
1
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
Shorter and on middle, it is worked to mid-wicket.
Pat Cummins is back! 9-3-20-0 so far.
Over 33 : 96/4
0 Runs
  • 032.1
  • 032.2
  • 032.3
  • 032.4
  • 032.5
  • 032.6
BJ Watling
0 (12)
T. Blundell
44 (101)
J. Pattinson
7-0-15-3
32.6
0
James Pattinson To BJ Watling
A low full toss on middle, Watling works it uppishly but well wide of mid-wicket. BJ wants a run but is sent back.
32.5
0
James Pattinson To BJ Watling
The change of balls almost does the trick. Fuller and around off, it comes back in. Watling looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
New balls please! Australia get their ball checked. The umpire gets the 8-ball gauge out. It does not pass through and the bag of balls has been called out.
32.4
0
James Pattinson To BJ Watling
Shorter and around off, it is pushed to covers.
32.3
0
James Pattinson To BJ Watling
Lands outside off and it comes back in. Not enough though to make the batter play.
32.2
0
James Pattinson To BJ Watling
On a length again and on off, defended nicely.
32.1
0
James Pattinson To BJ Watling
On a length and around off, blocked.
James Pattinson is back on! 6-0-15-3 so far.
Over 32 : 96/4
0 Runs
  • 031.1
  • 031.2
  • 031.3
  • 031.4
  • 031.5
  • 031.6
T. Blundell
44 (101)
BJ Watling
0 (6)
N. Lyon
6-2-11-1
31.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
A dot to end as this is blocked out.
31.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Well played in the end! Blundell comes down the track and Lyon slows it up outside off. It seems like Blundell is beaten by the flight but he does well to keep it out in the end.
31.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
The batsman defends it from within the crease.
31.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Flatter and on middle, kept out.
31.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Would that have been out? It would have been very close. Blundell comes down the track and hits it hard back towards the bowler. Lyon looks to deflect it back towards the stumps at his end but misses. Watling dives to make it back in. However, judging by the replays, it seems Watling might have been in.
31.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
On the pads, it is worked to square leg.
Over 31 : 96/4
7 Runs
  • 030.1
  • 430.2
  • 030.3
  • 330.4
  • 030.5
  • 030.6
BJ Watling
0 (6)
T. Blundell
44 (95)
M. Starc
11-3-43-0
30.6
0
Mitchell Starc To BJ Watling
Extremely wide outside off, Watling initially looks to put bat on ball but then seeing how wide it is, lets it go.
30.5
0
Mitchell Starc To BJ Watling
Extremely full and on the pads, Watling works it to mid-wicket.
30.4
3
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
Excellent shot! Fuller and on middle, Blundell strokes it past mid on. He just shows the full face of the bat and uses the pace of the bowler. Gets three.
30.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
30.2
4
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
FOUR! Just wide! Shorter and on the body, Blundell looks to pull but the ball kisses the glove and goes just wide of the diving keeper and down to the fine leg fence.
30.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
NOT OUT! The pitching is indeed the issue! It is outside leg and you need not look any further. Australia lose a review. It is on the pads, Blundell misses the flick shot. It hits the pad and an appeal goes up. The umpire shakes his head. Paine and Starc have a chat and then the former signals the 'T'. Replays roll in and it shows the on-field call is the right one.
A huge appeal for an LBW has been turned down! Starc and Paine have a discussion and Australia review. It looks to be missing leg. The pitching can also be an issue.
Over 30 : 89/4
6 Runs
  • 629.1
  • W 29.2
  • 029.3
  • 029.4
  • 029.5
  • 029.6
BJ Watling
0 (4)
T. Blundell
37 (91)
N. Lyon
5-2-11-1
29.6
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Around middle, well defended.
29.5
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Full on middle, worked in front of short leg.
29.4
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
On middle, punched back to the bowler
29.3
0
Nathan Lyon To BJ Watling
Around off, defended from the crease.
BJ Watling comes in at number 6, replacing Nicholls.
29.2
W
Nathan Lyon To Henry Nicholls OUT!
OUT! STUMPED! No wonder why Tim Paine did not appeal. Because the back foot did not come back in at all. Lyon has broken through the 54-run stand. Full and outside off, plenty of flight, Henry lunges to defend but misses. Paine collects and quickly whips the bails off. Does not even appeal and is celebrating in jubilation. The umpire refers it upstairs and replays show that Nicholls did lunge to defend but then could not get his back foot in at all. It stayed on the line. End of a scratchy innings.
STUMPING APPEAL! Is Nicholls gone? Paine is not even appealing. He is supremely confident and is celebrating. Nicholls is walking off. This is referred upstairs and replays show that the foot never came back into the crease. On the line. Gone!
29.1
6
Nathan Lyon To Henry Nicholls
SIX! Clean as a whistle! Full on middle, Nicholls comes down the track and lofts it beautifully, with a straight bat, over long on. Nice way to bring up the 50-run stand. A resistance at last.
Over 29 : 83/3
2 Runs
  • 028.1
  • 128.2
  • 028.3
  • 028.4
  • 028.5
  • 128.6
H. Nicholls
27 (50)
T. Blundell
37 (91)
M. Starc
10-3-36-0
28.6
1
Mitchell Starc To Henry Nicholls
One more on the pads, Nicholls works it uppishly but wide of short leg and towards square leg for one.
28.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Henry Nicholls
Short and outside off, not played at.
28.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Henry Nicholls
On off, Nicholls shows the full face of the bat and keeps it out.
28.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Henry Nicholls
On the shorter side and on middle, HN nudges it to mid-wicket.
28.2
1
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
On the body, it is worked behind square on the leg side for one.
28.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
Shorter in length and on middle, it is worked to mid-wicket.
Over 28 : 81/3
1 Runs
  • 027.1
  • 027.2
  • 027.3
  • 127.4
  • 027.5
  • 027.6
H. Nicholls
26 (46)
T. Blundell
36 (89)
N. Lyon
4-2-5-0
27.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Henry Nicholls
Nicely bowled! Slower through the air and on off, Nicholls comes forward and keeps it out nicely.
27.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Henry Nicholls
On the shorter side, this is worked towards mid-wicket.
27.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
From around the wicket now, it lands on off and goes on with the angle. Blundell looks to defend but it goes off the outer half towards short third man for one.
27.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Comes down the track and works it to square leg.
27.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Almost plays it on! Shorter and quicker outside off, Tom looks to defend but the ball hits the bottom, bounces behind him and goes just beside the stumps.
27.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Tosses it up on off, Blundell defends it onto the ground.
Over 27 : 80/3
3 Runs
  • 026.1
  • 226.2
  • 026.3
  • 026.4
  • 1 WD 26.5
  • 026.5
  • 026.6
H. Nicholls
26 (44)
T. Blundell
35 (85)
M. Starc
9-3-34-0
26.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Henry Nicholls
Hits the glove! Another short ball on the body, Nicholls looks to flick again but the ball hits the glove and falls on the leg side.
26.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Henry Nicholls
On the shorter side and on the body, Nicholls works it to square leg.
26.5
wd
Mitchell Starc To Henry Nicholls
WIDE! Way too short, Nicholls ducks under it. Wided.
26.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Henry Nicholls
Another back of a length delivery, HN is solid in defense.
26.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Henry Nicholls
Back of a length and on off, Nicholls keeps it out.
26.2
2
Mitchell Starc To Henry Nicholls
Uppish but safe! Shorter and on the body, Nicholls works it uppishly but wide of backward square leg for two.
26.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Henry Nicholls
Soft leading edge! Angled into the pads, Nicholls looks to work it on the leg side but closes the face of the bat early. A soft leading edge is induced towards cover.
DRINKS BREAK. David Warner is now giving an interview. He says it is always going to be difficutl to get guys out, the two out there are playing well and they are hopeful to force and error and get them out. On the retirement of Peter Siddle he says he has had an excellent career, he is a lovely person and he wishes him all the best for the future.
Over 26 : 77/3
4 Runs
  • 125.1
  • 125.2
  • 025.3
  • 125.4
  • 025.5
  • 125.6
H. Nicholls
24 (38)
T. Blundell
35 (85)
N. Lyon
3-2-4-0
25.6
1
Nathan Lyon To Henry Nicholls
Direct hit and it would have been very close! Nicholls works it towards mid on and sets off. Cummins there gets to the ball quickly and releases it quickly. Has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. Even the dive from Nicholls would not have saved him.
25.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Henry Nicholls
Loopy ball on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.
25.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
One more single! Blundell again uses his feet and flicks it past Matthew Wade at short leg, to his right and through square leg for one.
25.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Shorter and around off, Blundell stays back and plays it with the turn to short leg.
25.2
1
Nathan Lyon To Henry Nicholls
On the pads, it is worked towards mid-wicket for one.
25.1
1
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Blundell comes down the track and then works it towards mid on for a single.
Over 25 : 73/3
15 Runs
  • 5 NB 24.1
  • 424.1
  • 124.2
  • 024.3
  • 424.4
  • 124.5
  • 024.6
H. Nicholls
22 (35)
T. Blundell
33 (82)
M. Starc
8-3-31-0
24.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Henry Nicholls
On a length and around off, it is kept out. End of an eventful over.
24.5
1
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
15 runs in the over now and a ball to go! This one is flicked through square leg for one.
24.4
4
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
FOUR! Third boundary in the over! Shorter in length and on the body, Blundell manages to tickle it fine on the leg side for another boundary. So after three maidens, a huge over this for the Kiwis.
24.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
Short and down the leg side, it is left alone.
24.2
1
Mitchell Starc To Henry Nicholls
Works this with the angle now towards mid-wicket for one.
24.1
4
Mitchell Starc To Henry Nicholls
FOUR! This is right off the middle! Errs in line and bowls it on the pads, Nicholls flicks it fine on the leg side and a boundary results.
24.1
nb
Mitchell Starc To Henry Nicholls
NO BALL AND FOUR! Has that hit the stumps now? It would not have mattered though and yes, it has kissed the leg pole. How did the bails not come off there? It is a big no ball from Starc. He bowls it fuller and around off, it swings back in. Nicholls plays outside the line. It goes off the inside edge, kisses the leg pole and down to the fine leg fence. Nicholls starts to walk back, as he assumed he is bowled in hearing the noise. Then, he sees the bails on the stumps and later, understands that it is a no ball as well.
Over 24 : 58/3
0 Runs
  • 023.1
  • 023.2
  • 023.3
  • 023.4
  • 023.5
  • 023.6
T. Blundell
28 (79)
H. Nicholls
13 (31)
N. Lyon
2-1-0-0
23.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
On off, Blundell works it with the turn to short leg. Two maidens in a row for Lyon.
23.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Blundell uses his feet and then works it with the turn to mid-wicket.
23.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Loopy ball on off, Tom is solid in defense.
23.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Floated up on off, Blundell lunges and keeps it out.
23.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Flatter and on off, defended.
23.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Tosses it up and lands it on off, blocked.
Over 23 : 58/3
0 Runs
  • 022.1
  • 022.2
  • 022.3
  • 022.4
  • 022.5
  • 022.6
H. Nicholls
13 (31)
T. Blundell
28 (73)
M. Starc
7-2-16-0
22.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Henry Nicholls
A sharp bumper now, Nicholls spots it late and evades it at the very end.
22.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Henry Nicholls
Down the leg side, Nicholls looks to flick but misses.
22.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Henry Nicholls
Slightly fuller and on off, HN keeps it out solidly.
22.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Henry Nicholls
Shorter and on middle, Nicholls stays back and keeps it out.
22.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Henry Nicholls
Back of a length and around off, it is guided to point.
22.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Henry Nicholls
Outside off, it is left alone.
Mitchell Starc is back! So a double change by the Aussies. 6-2-16-0 so far.
Over 22 : 58/3
0 Runs
  • 021.1
  • 021.2
  • 021.3
  • 021.4
  • 021.5
  • 021.6
T. Blundell
28 (73)
H. Nicholls
13 (25)
N. Lyon
1-0-0-0
21.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
On the stumps, it is worked to short leg. A maiden to begin with by Lyon but he was a little too short in this over.
21.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Shorter in length and outside off, Blundell keeps it out.
21.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Quicker and on off, Blundell goes back and keeps it out.
21.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Outside off, not played at.
21.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
A little bit of turn! It lands outside off, it is shorter in length. Turns back in. Blundell has enough time to go back and work it to short leg.
21.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Tom Blundell
Tosses it up outside off, Blundell lets it be.
Spin for the first time in this innings! Nathan Lyon is on.
Over 21 : 58/3
4 Runs
  • 020.1
  • 020.2
  • 020.3
  • 420.4
  • 020.5
  • 020.6
H. Nicholls
13 (25)
T. Blundell
28 (67)
P. Cummins
9-3-20-0
20.6
0
Pat Cummins To Henry Nicholls
A bumper to end! Nicholls watches it go to the keeper.
20.5
0
Pat Cummins To Henry Nicholls
Shortish and on the body, Nicholls works it to square leg. This delivery was bowled at 147 KPH.
20.4
4
Pat Cummins To Henry Nicholls
FOUR! Lovely timing! On the pads, Nicholls flicks it nicely over the square leg fielder. It is timed nicely and it goes to the fence.
20.3
0
Pat Cummins To Henry Nicholls
Fuller and on middle, Nicholls works it to mid on. Cummins is trying to get Nicholls in a similar manner he did in the first innings but the batter is not planting his front foot right across.
20.2
0
Pat Cummins To Henry Nicholls
On the off pole this time, Nicholls keeps it out nicely.
20.1
0
Pat Cummins To Henry Nicholls
This is angled away from outside off, Nicholls does not play at it.
Over 20 : 54/3
2 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 019.2
  • 019.3
  • 1 LB 19.4
  • 119.5
  • 019.6
T. Blundell
28 (67)
H. Nicholls
9 (19)
J. Pattinson
6-0-15-3
19.6
0
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
That stayed low. Outside off, on a length, TB looked to block that from his crease but the ball hit the deck and shot low. Took the bottom edge and went to gully.
19.5
1
James Pattinson To Henry Nicholls
Outside off, tapped behind point for a single.
19.4
lb
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
Huge shout for LBW, turned down. That looked close. Tim Paine has walked right down to his bowler and they have a chat. But eventually, they do not review. A length ball outside off, this came in a long way and hit Tom on his pads as he got his bat down late to defend. Ball Tracker shows the ball to be going over the top. Meanwhile, out of the corner of our eyes, the batsmen have sneaked in a leg bye.
19.3
0
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
Around off, tight line and length, solidly blocked out.
19.2
0
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
A length ball, around off, pushed towards mid on.
19.1
0
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
Full and outside off, left alone.
Over 19 : 52/3
2 Runs
  • 118.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 118.4
  • 018.5
  • 018.6
H. Nicholls
8 (18)
T. Blundell
28 (62)
P. Cummins
8-3-16-0
18.6
0
Pat Cummins To Henry Nicholls
Full and around off, Nicholls drives this uppishly and it lands JUST SHORT of the bowler.
18.5
0
Pat Cummins To Henry Nicholls
Around off, coming in, Nicholls' bat twists in his hands as he looks to play straight. The ball goes off the inner half towards mid on.
18.4
1
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
A short ball, around middle, Blundell swivels and looks to pull. He does not quite get it cleanly and hence, calls for two on seeing the ball travel slowly to fine leg. James Pattinson has some distance to cover but the batsmen are happy with the single.
18.3
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
Outside off, left alone.
18.2
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
Very full outside off, watchfully dug out towards gully.
18.1
1
Pat Cummins To Henry Nicholls
Around middle and leg, tucked through square leg for a single.
Over 18 : 50/3
4 Runs
  • 017.1
  • 017.2
  • 017.3
  • 017.4
  • 417.5
  • 017.6
T. Blundell
27 (59)
H. Nicholls
7 (15)
J. Pattinson
5-0-14-3
17.6
0
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
Great follow-up from Pattinson. He bowls this full and fast outside off. Blundell looks to drive but sans any feet movement. Is beaten all ends up. Late movement caused the ball to miss the bat by millimeteres. So, so close.
17.5
4
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
FOUR! BOSH! That is a quality cricketing shot. A short ball outside off, Blundell is ready and wants to take him on. Pulls it powerfully through mid-wicket. Travis Head starts to run to his left, aiming to cut it crossways. But then, he realizes that the ball is travelling a bit too fast. So he starts to run backwards now, aiming to cut the ball sideways at some point. But that point never comes. The ball meets the ropes and so does Head. 50 UP FOR NEW ZEALAND.
17.4
0
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
Full and wide outside off, let through once more.
17.3
0
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
Around off, coming in with the angle, pushed towards short mid-wicket.
17.2
0
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
Landed outside off, left alone.
17.1
0
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
On a length outside off, extra bounce, Blundell hops and defends.
Over 17 : 46/3
2 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 216.2
  • 016.3
  • 016.4
  • 016.5
  • 016.6
H. Nicholls
7 (15)
T. Blundell
23 (53)
P. Cummins
7-3-14-0
16.6
0
Pat Cummins To Henry Nicholls
Fuller and on off, Nicholls drives but to mid off.
16.5
0
Pat Cummins To Henry Nicholls
A short one and on middle, Nicholls ducks under it.
16.4
0
Pat Cummins To Henry Nicholls
Back of a length and on off, Nicholls stands tall and keeps it out.
16.3
0
Pat Cummins To Henry Nicholls
Length this time and on middle, HN keeps it out.
16.2
2
Pat Cummins To Henry Nicholls
Fuller and aiming for the pads of Nicholls. He gets it out of the way and works it through mid-wicket for two.
16.1
0
Pat Cummins To Henry Nicholls
Just outside off, HN does not play at those.
Over 16 : 44/3
5 Runs
  • 115.1
  • 015.2
  • 1 LB 15.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • 315.6
H. Nicholls
5 (9)
T. Blundell
23 (53)
J. Pattinson
4-0-10-3
15.6
3
James Pattinson To Henry Nicholls
Up and over for three! Shorter and on middle, Nicholls goes back and pulls it over square leg. Takes three.
15.5
0
James Pattinson To Henry Nicholls
Back of a length and on off, Nicholls looks to defend but it gets big on him. It goes off the splice on the off side.
15.4
0
James Pattinson To Henry Nicholls
On more short ball on the body of Nicholls. He nudges it towards square leg.
15.3
lb
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
On the pads, Blundell looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.
15.2
0
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
Back of a length and on off, Blundell plays it late towards gully.
15.1
1
James Pattinson To Henry Nicholls
A short one and on the body, Nicholls manages to pull it towards fine leg. Not sure if it was controlled. A run is taken.
Over 15 : 39/3
0 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 014.3
  • 014.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
T. Blundell
23 (51)
H. Nicholls
1 (5)
P. Cummins
6-2-12-0
14.6
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
On off, defended.
14.5
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
A stifled appeal! That swung a long way. It starts outside off and then comes back in. Blundell looks to flick with the swing but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
14.4
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
Outside off again, not played at.
14.3
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
OHHH! That has gone over the off pole. He left that on length. It is slightly shorter and around off, it comes back in. Blundell lets it be. He left that on height.
14.2
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
Way too wide outside off to make the batter play.
14.1
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
On the fuller side, Blundell creams it but to mid off.
Pat Cummins to bowl from the other end. 5-2-12-0 so far.
Over 14 : 39/3
1 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 113.2
  • 013.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 013.6
H. Nicholls
1 (5)
T. Blundell
23 (45)
J. Pattinson
3-0-6-3
13.6
0
James Pattinson To Henry Nicholls
Pattinson comes from around the wicket and serves this full and around off, Latham strokes it nicely but to wide mid off.
13.5
0
James Pattinson To Henry Nicholls
Just outside off, not played at.
13.4
0
James Pattinson To Henry Nicholls
On middle, Nicholls hops and works it to square leg.
13.3
0
James Pattinson To Henry Nicholls
On the shorter side, Nicholls stays back and keeps it out on the leg side.
13.2
1
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
Another one on a length and around middle, Blundell works it towards mid-wicket for one.
13.1
0
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
Good length and on off, Blundell keeps it out.
We are all set for the game to resume! The Aussie players make their way out to the middle. They are followed by the Kiwi batters Tom Blundell and Henry Nicholls who will resume their innings. James Pattinson to start proceedings for the hosts. Here we go...
... Day 4, Session 2 ...
Pattinson does not get to bowl the one he wanted to! The Kiwis will be relieved they are walking off for a much-needed break. Paine however, is seen having a discussion with the umpire as he feels there could have been one more over bowled. Nevertheless, it has been a tremendous session for the Aussies. Three wickets after declaring and that too Williamson, Taylor and Latham - they just could not have asked for anything better. However, the Kiwi openers started off really well, they looked solid and determined. The introduction of Pattinson though changed things as he ran havoc and blew away the top order. All Australia now need is someone to support Pattinson and they and we could have a day off tomorrow. The Kiwis need a big stand, a mammoth effort from the batters to salvage something out of this game. Their first aim will be to go wicketless in the next session. Can they do so? We will have to wait to find out.
Over 13 : 38/3
3 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 112.2
  • 112.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 112.6
T. Blundell
22 (43)
H. Nicholls
1 (1)
M. Starc
6-2-16-0
12.6
1
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
A single to end the over! Short and on middle, this is nudged through square leg for one.
Interesting. Pattinson wants Starc to hurry up. 'Mitch, are you looking at the clock?' He wants to bowl one more over.
12.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
Shorter in length and around off, Blundell keeps it out.
12.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
Down the leg side, Blundell looks to flick but misses.
12.3
1
Mitchell Starc To Henry Nicholls
Nicholls is off the king pair! Starc goes full and around middle, Nicholls strokes it towards the bowler who gets a hand to it. The ball rolls behind the stumps at the non-striker's end. A single is taken.
12.2
1
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
One more short one, Blundell continues to take it on. He hits it nicely through square leg for one.
12.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
Almost another one! A short one and on the body, Blundell looks to pull but is hurried into the shot. It goes off the glove but lands short of backward square leg. That is the plan for TB, they want to get him caught in that area.
Henry Nicholls walks in on a king pair. 6 minutes to go to Lunch.
Over 12 : 35/3
2 Runs
  • 011.1
  • W 11.2
  • 011.3
  • 011.4
  • 211.5
  • W 11.6
R. Taylor
2 (4)
T. Blundell
20 (38)
J. Pattinson
2-0-5-3
11.6
W
James Pattinson To Ross Taylor OUT!
OUT! CHOPPED ON! Yes, they do get another! Pattinson is breathing fire here. He has got three in the two overs he has bowled and three huge wickets - Latham, Williamson and Taylor. Another poor shot by a Kiwi batter. This is short and there no width on offer. Taylor goes after it as he tries to cut it. That shot is just not on. He gets an inside edge and the ball hits the stumps. New Zealand in dire straits now. Australia will be sensing a win today itself now. A double-wicket over comes to an end.
11.5
2
James Pattinson To Ross Taylor
Another one on the pads, it is worked down to fine leg for two. Taylor is off the mark.
11.4
0
James Pattinson To Ross Taylor
Taylor had to hit that! It is full and around middle and off. Taylor flicks it to mid-wicket. Had he missed that, he was a goner.
11.3
0
James Pattinson To Ross Taylor
This is angled into the pads, Taylor works it to mid-wicket.
The best batsman is gone for New Zealand. The next batsman is out there. Ross Taylor comes in with 10 minutes to go to Lunch.
11.2
W
James Pattinson To Kane Williamson OUT!
OUT! Umpire's call! It is just about clipping the leg pole. 'Boooo' goes the crowd here as that is a harsh decision. Williamson could consider himself unlucky here. Australia won't care at all though as they have got the big fish for a duck, he slowly trudges back as he knows his team needed a mammoth effort from him. He does not take a review along though. Pattinson gets the opposition's skipper twice now. This lands on middle and then angles into the pads. Williamson looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal and up goes the finger quickly. Kane reviews after a chat with his partner and then goes for the review. Replays roll in and it shows the ball to be clipping the leg pole but only by JUST! Two wickets down now and both for Pattinson. Still some time left before Lunch, can Australia get another?
Kane Williamson has been adjudged LBW! Big moment in the game. Looks to be missing leg to the naked eye. He has taken the review.
11.1
0
James Pattinson To Kane Williamson
OHHH! This is on a length and around off, it straightens after pitching. Williamson looks to defend the original trajectory but is beaten.
Change of ends for James Pattinson now.
Over 11 : 33/1
0 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 010.5
  • 010.6
T. Blundell
20 (38)
K. Williamson
0 (7)
M. Starc
5-1-13-0
10.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
Back of a length and on off, Tom guides it to point.
10.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
Nicely flicked but to backward square leg. Full and on the pads, it is hit to backward square leg.
10.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
One more ball outside off, not played at.
10.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
Shortish and outside off, left alone.
10.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
Top shot but for no runs! Fuller and around off, Blundell creams it but straight to covers.
10.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
BEATEN! Lovely delivery! This lands just outside off and then angles away. Blundell looks to defend but is beaten. The angle almost does him in there.
Mitchell Starc is back! Change of ends for him.
Over 10 : 33/1
1 Runs
  • 19.1
  • 09.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 09.6
K. Williamson
0 (7)
T. Blundell
20 (32)
P. Cummins
5-2-12-0
9.6
0
Pat Cummins To Kane Williamson
On the fuller side and on middle, Williamson pushes it to mid on.
9.5
0
Pat Cummins To Kane Williamson
Williamson gets squared up there! This lands on off and then straightens. Williamson gets opened up as he tries to defend. The ball goes off the outer half towards gully.
9.4
0
Pat Cummins To Kane Williamson
A good short one on middle, Williamson sways out of the way nicely.
9.3
0
Pat Cummins To Kane Williamson
Just outside off again, left alone again.
9.2
0
Pat Cummins To Kane Williamson
Outside off, not played at.
9.1
1
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
On the pads, it is worked down to fine leg for one.
Over 9 : 32/1
3 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 08.2
  • 38.3
  • W 8.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
K. Williamson
0 (2)
T. Blundell
19 (31)
J. Pattinson
1-0-3-1
8.6
0
James Pattinson To Kane Williamson
Good length and on off, Williamson stays back and keeps it out. End of a successful first by Pattinson.
8.5
0
James Pattinson To Kane Williamson
On the fuller side on off, Williamson strokes it to mid off.
Kane Williamson comes out at number 3, in one of his toughest battles. For now, he has to survive 27 minutes.
8.4
W
James Pattinson To Tom Latham OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Latham should be gutted with himself there. Almost a carbon copy of the way he got out in the first innings but this is an even poorer delivery. It is full and wider outside off, Latham goes after it but the ball kisses the outside edge and goes low to the left of Paine who dives and takes it. The bowling change works wonders and Pattinson strikes in his first over itself. However, Latham is the one to be blamed here. He is such a good leaver of the cricket ball, not sure why did he go after this one and not once but in both the innings he has been dismissed on deliveries which should have been left. Maybe this time around he got bogged down by Cummins, he finally sensed an opportunity to score and went after it and paid the price. The budding opening stand has been cut short.
8.3
3
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
Clipped nicely! Blundell seems a strong player off his pads. Also, really good running that. Blundell clips this through mid-wicket. Mitchell Starc from mid on gives it a chase. Now, the batters complete two when the pacer picks the ball up. They now take one for the throw and complete the third.
8.2
0
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
Back of a length and on off, Blundell guides it to point.
8.1
0
James Pattinson To Tom Blundell
Just outside off, not played at.
James Pattinson is on now!
Over 8 : 29/0
7 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 07.2
  • 17.3
  • 47.4
  • 27.5
  • 07.6
T. Latham
8 (20)
T. Blundell
16 (28)
P. Cummins
4-2-11-0
7.6
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Latham
The last ball is outside off, it is left alone.
7.5
2
Pat Cummins To Tom Latham
Cummins drags his length back and bowls it short. Latham works it through square leg and takes two.
7.4
4
Pat Cummins To Tom Latham
FOUR! Cracking shot! Absolutely beautiful. A shot which can give you so much of confidence. Full and on middle, Latham plays it with the angle. Does not look to hit it too hard, just uses the pace of the bowler and strokes it through mid on for a boundary.
7.3
1
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
Back of a length and on middle, Blundell works it wide of mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
7.2
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
Once again, slightly shorter, this one is outside off too. Easy leave.
7.1
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
OHHH! Just short of a length and on off, it comes back in sharply. Blundell looks to defend but misses to get hit near the box. Cummins needs to be a touch fuller. Right now, he is slightly shorter.
Over 7 : 22/0
4 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 06.3
  • 4 LB 6.4
  • 06.5
  • 06.6
T. Latham
2 (17)
T. Blundell
15 (25)
M. Starc
4-0-13-0
6.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
BEATEN! It seems like Latham hasn't watched his dismissal from the first innings. He fell to a similar shot. A shot which can be avoided. It is full and outside off, shapes away late. Latham goes after it but this time he gets beaten.
6.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
Good length and on off, Latham goes back and keeps it out.
6.4
lb
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
FOUR LEG BYES! Very straight and on the pads, Latham looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. It races down to the fine leg fence.
6.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
6.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
Way too wide outside off, left alone.
6.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
Good length and around off, Latham keeps it out.
Over 6 : 18/0
0 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
T. Blundell
15 (25)
T. Latham
2 (11)
P. Cummins
3-1-4-0
5.6
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
Wide outside off, left alone.
5.5
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
A mild shout for LBW. Turned down. Height was the issue. A length ball outside off, coming in a long way, Blundell looked to defend but missed, to get hit on the pads. Ball Tracker confirms it to be going over the top.
5.4
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
Landed outside off, a touch wide, let through.
5.3
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
Full and outside off, driven straight to short extra cover.
5.2
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
Brave leave. THIS was not far away from the off stump. Cummins bowls this on a length, in the corridor of uncertainty. Normally, batsmen are confused whether to play or leave balls in this corridor. Blundell chooses the latter. The ball comes in a long way and just about misses off stump!
5.1
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
A length ball outside off, coming in with the angle, left alone.
Over 5 : 18/0
5 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 04.2
  • 14.3
  • 1 LB 4.4
  • 24.5
  • 14.6
T. Blundell
15 (19)
T. Latham
2 (11)
M. Starc
3-0-13-0
4.6
1
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
Goes for the yorker but misses it by a little. TB works it through square leg and keeps strike.
4.5
2
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
Nicely clipped! On the pads again, Blundell flicks it towards backward square leg. Cummins runs to his left, dives, collects the ball and lobs it to the fielder running to his right from square leg. The two save two runs for their side.
4.4
lb
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
Right on the arm! A leg bye taken by Latham seems in a little pain as he completes the run. A short one and on the body, does not bounce a lot. Hits Latham on the elbow as he ducks. It lobs towards the leg side and one is taken. Latham looks in pain but then does not any sign of it.
4.3
1
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
Straighter in line this time, gets it to come back in also at 146 KPH. Blundell gets his bat down in time and works it wide of mid on for one.
4.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
Just outside off, Blundell does not play at it.
4.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
Back of a length and on off, Blundell stays back and keeps it out.
Over 4 : 13/0
0 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
T. Latham
2 (10)
T. Blundell
11 (14)
P. Cummins
2-0-4-0
3.6
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Latham
On the fuller side this time, Latham pushes it to mid off. Maiden over by Cummins.
3.5
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Latham
Slightly shorter and on middle, this one jags back in. Latham looks to flick but misses to get hit on the thigh pad.
3.4
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Latham
A sharp bumper, it is on the body, Latham ducks under it.
3.3
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Latham
Just outside off, Latham makes a good leave by covering his off pole.
3.2
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Latham
On the off pole, Latham is solid in defense.
3.1
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Latham
Outside off, left alone.
Over 3 : 13/0
1 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 12.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
T. Blundell
11 (14)
T. Latham
2 (4)
M. Starc
2-0-9-0
2.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
Back of a length again, Blundell defends it onto the ground.
2.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
On the shorter side, Blundell guides it to point.
2.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
On a length and around off, Blundell keeps it out nicely.
2.3
1
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
One more ball on the pads, Latham works it down to fine leg and gets to the other end.
2.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
Third appeal in the three overs bowled. None have gone Australia's way. On the pads, Latham looks to flick but misses. It brushes the pads and goes Paine. An appeal but turned down.
2.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
On a length and around off, Latham defends it onto the ground.
Over 2 : 12/0
4 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 01.5
  • 41.6
T. Blundell
11 (11)
T. Latham
1 (1)
P. Cummins
1-0-4-0
1.6
4
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
FOUR! Up and over! Slightly shorter and around off, Blundell picks the length early and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary. He played that nicely, transferred his weight quickly onto the back foot and then got on top of the bounce.
1.5
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
Another appeal and not given again! This seems too high. It lands on off and then comes back in. Blundell looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit on the pads.
1.4
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
This one zipped through and there was also extra bounce. It is on a length and just outside off, Blundell looks to leave it but there is steep bounce on this one. It hits the elbow of Blundell. That must have hurt. He walks up to his partner, probably for a breather as it must have stung.
1.3
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
And again! A back of a length delivery is played quite easily by Blundell by going on the back foot.
1.2
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
Outside off, left alone. After seeing the first two deliveries by Cummins, it seems like the pitch has slowed down. Cummins is not getting the ball to skid through like he did in the first innings.
1.1
0
Pat Cummins To Tom Blundell
On middle, Blundell keeps it out.
Pat Cummins to bowl from the other end.
Over 1 : 8/0
8 Runs
  • 10.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 40.4
  • 00.5
  • 30.6
T. Blundell
7 (5)
T. Latham
1 (1)
M. Starc
1-0-8-0
0.6
3
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
Another full toss! Blundell works it through square leg and picks up three. 8 from the first over. It could have easily been a wicket in it but it turns out to be a good one for the Kiwis.
0.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
Outside off, left alone.
0.4
4
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
FOUR! And a few deliveries like this one too! A full toss on the pads, Blundell is off the mark in style as he clips it and the ball races away.
0.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
An appeal but the umpire shakes his head! Missing leg probably. Starc though once again gets some nice shape. It starts on middle and then tails back in. Blundell looks to defend but does so outside the line. The ball hits the pad. Tim Paine and Starc do have a discussion but then don't review. Guess what? Ball Tracker just shows three reds. An early let off, one can say for Blundell. Can he make use of this life? This is probably the kind of a let off a batter who is in need of some runs need.
0.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Tom Blundell
Down the leg side, Blundell looks to flick but misses.
0.1
1
Mitchell Starc To Tom Latham
Some swing for Starc first up but well played too! It is fuller and around off, shapes away a touch. Latham just uses the pace, puts bat to ball and strokes it through covers for one. New Zealand and Latham are underway.
71 OV
8 Runs
M. Labuschagne to T. Blundell
  • 470.1
  • 070.2
  • 070.3
  • 470.4
  • 070.5
  • W 70.6
70 OV
13 Runs
N. Lyon to T. Blundell & N. Wagner
  • 069.1
  • 469.2
  • 469.3
  • 069.4
  • 169.5
  • 469.6
69 OV
3 Runs
M. Labuschagne to T. Blundell & N. Wagner
  • 068.1
  • 068.2
  • 268.3
  • 168.4
  • 068.5
  • 068.6
68 OV
2 Runs
N. Lyon to T. Southee & N. Wagner
  • 067.1
  • W 67.2
  • 067.3
  • 267.4
  • 067.5
  • 067.6
67 OV
0 Runs
M. Labuschagne to T. Blundell
  • 066.1
  • 066.2
  • 066.3
  • 066.4
  • 066.5
  • 066.6
66 OV
4 Runs
N. Lyon to M. Santner & T. Blundell & T. Southee
  • 065.1
  • 165.2
  • 165.3
  • 065.4
  • W 65.5
  • 265.6
65 OV
2 Runs
P. Cummins to T. Blundell & M. Santner
  • 164.1
  • 064.2
  • 164.3
  • 064.4
  • 064.5
  • 064.6
64 OV
1 Runs
N. Lyon to T. Blundell & M. Santner
  • 063.1
  • 063.2
  • 063.3
  • 063.4
  • 163.5
  • 063.6
63 OV
1 Runs
P. Cummins to T. Blundell & M. Santner
  • 062.1
  • 062.2
  • 062.3
  • 062.4
  • 162.5
  • 062.6
62 OV
8 Runs
N. Lyon to M. Santner & T. Blundell
  • 361.1
  • 061.2
  • 061.3
  • 161.4
  • 061.5
  • 461.6
61 OV
4 Runs
P. Cummins to T. Blundell
  • 060.1
  • 060.2
  • 060.3
  • 460.4
  • 060.5
  • 060.6
60 OV
1 Runs
N. Lyon to T. Blundell & M. Santner
  • 059.1
  • 159.2
  • 059.3
  • 059.4
  • 059.5
  • 059.6
59 OV
0 Runs
J. Pattinson to M. Santner
  • 058.1
  • 058.2
  • 058.3
  • 058.4
  • 058.5
  • 058.6
58 OV
9 Runs
N. Lyon to M. Santner
  • 057.1
  • 057.2
  • 457.3
  • 057.4
  • 457.5
  • 157.6
57 OV
2 Runs
J. Pattinson to T. Blundell & M. Santner
  • 056.1
  • 156.2
  • 056.3
  • 156.4
  • 056.5
  • 056.6
56 OV
4 Runs
N. Lyon to M. Santner
  • 055.1
  • 055.2
  • 055.3
  • 455.4
  • 055.5
  • 055.6
55 OV
0 Runs
J. Pattinson to T. Blundell
  • 054.1
  • 054.2
  • 054.3
  • 054.4
  • 054.5
  • 054.6
54 OV
5 Runs
N. Lyon to T. Blundell & M. Santner
  • 053.1
  • 153.2
  • 053.3
  • 453.4
  • 053.5
  • 053.6
53 OV
1 Runs
M. Starc to T. Blundell & M. Santner
  • 152.1
  • 052.2
  • 052.3
  • 052.4
  • 052.5
  • 052.6
52 OV
2 Runs
N. Lyon to de Grandhomme & M. Santner
  • 251.1
  • 051.2
  • 051.3
  • W 51.4
  • 051.5
  • 051.6