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NZ vs AUS 1st Test Commentary

Results
1st Test, Wellington, February 29, 2024, Australia tour of New Zealand, 2024
AustraliaAUSAustralia
383/10164/10
New ZealandNZNew Zealand
179/10196/10
Australia beat New Zealand by 172 runs
Day 4Session 1

Commentary

12:21 AM IST Right then, Australia have drawn the first blood to take an unassailable lead in the two-match Test series. With this convincing win, the Aussies have successfully retained the Trans-Tasman Trophy and will eye a clean sweep now. On the other hand, New Zealand had their fair share of moments in the game, and there were plenty of positives to take forward as they look to end the series on level terms. The battle between these two Trans-Tasman rivals resumes with the second Test on Friday, 8th of March at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. The first ball will be bowled at 3.30 am IST (10 pm GMT, the previous day) but as always, you can join us in advance for the build-up. Cheers!
12:16 AM IST Cameron Green is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his stellar 174-run knock in the first inning, which bailed Australia out of trouble and, in the end, proved to be the difference between the two sides.
12:14 AM IST Time for the presentation ceremony....
12:13 AM IST Earlier in the game, after being inserted into bat under overcast conditions, Steven Smith and Usman Khawaja provided stability early on, but Australia faced setbacks, losing Smith before Lunch. After a slow start, New Zealand's bowlers improved their discipline, claiming three wickets in the second session. Mitchell Marsh joined Cameron Green to regain momentum, but their partnership was short-lived. Green, with support from the tail, reached his century in the final over of the day, ensuring Australia ended on a high note despite losing wickets towards the end.
12:12 AM IST New Zealand endured a frustrating start to Day 2, as their hopes of limiting Australia's total were dashed by Cameron Green and Josh Hazlewood's resilient batting. Green got to 150, and thanks to a record 116-run last wicket stand, Australia posted 383 on the board. With the bat, the hosts struggled to forge impactful partnerships, losing wickets at regular intervals. Despite a counter-attack from Glenn Phillips and Tom Blundell after Tea, Nathan Lyon's breakthroughs helped Australia secure a substantial first-inning lead of 204 runs. Southee's late contributions offered some consolation for New Zealand, but they ended the day facing an uphill battle.
12:11 AM IST Australia began the third day positively, with Nathan Lyon capitalising on his luck from the previous day before Travis Head and Cameron Green consolidated the innings. The second session of the 'Moving Day' witnessed a stunning turnaround as Glenn Phillips led a spirited bowling performance, claiming his maiden five-wicket haul. Australia went down in a hurry, losing their last six wickets for just 37 runs to be bowled out for 164. In their pursuit of 369 runs for victory, New Zealand faced early setbacks but found stability through Will Young and Rachin Ravindra's partnership. Despite Daryl Mitchell's tentative start, Ravindra's solid fifty ensured New Zealand ended the day, needing 258 more runs with two days left in the game.
12:08 AM IST Starting the day needing 258 more runs for the win, New Zealand needed to see off the first hour without losing any wickets. It was a steady start to the morning session, as Daryl Mitchell and Rachin Ravindra applied themselves well. However, just as both batters looked to be settling in, Rachin perished. Tom Blundell and Glenn Phillips could not replicate their heroics from the first inning, and it all fell apart for the Kiwis in real quick time. Scott Kuggeleijn and Matt Henry did not shy away from a fight, but they could not hang around for long. Amidst all this, Daryl Mitchell was left searching for partners, and by then, it was more about survival than anything else. Tim Southee tried to take Lyon on but could not succeed, leaving Mitchell to shield William O'Rourke for as long as he could. Mitchell was left with no other option but to wield his willow and he was the last to get out, resulting in New Zealand being bowled out in just over a session's play.
12:03 AM IST As far as Australia are concerned, they relied heavily on their ace off-spinner Nathan Lyon in their hunt for the remaining seven wickets. Having struggled a bit in the morning to hit his stride, it all fell into place for Lyon as soon as he swapped ends. Having enjoyed the most success from that end, Lyon went bang, bang, in a single over before going on to make Glenn Phillips his fifth victim. It did not take long for Cameron Green and Josh Hazelwood to get involved with the ball and got Australia closer to the win. Lyon then went on to nip Tim Southee in the bud before Hazlewood completed the formalities. Nathan Lyon took 6 wickets in the second inning to finish with 10 wickets in the game, the 5th instance of him taking 10 wickets or more in a Test and the best figures by a spinner at the Cello Basin Reserve. Josh Hazlewood accounted for a couple of wickets, while Travis Head and Cameron Green took one wicket each.
11:59 PM IST AUSTRALIA GO 1-0 UP IN THE SERIES! A dominant performance with the ball on the fourth morning sees them win the first Test by 172 runs. Nathan Lyon was the highlight for them with the 24th five-wicket haul of his Test career, while the rest of the bowling unit played their part too. As for New Zealand, it has been a meek collapse for them, losing their last 7 wickets for 70 runs. It all went downhill for the hosts with the departure of Rachin Ravindra, and the relentless Aussie bowling attack proved to be just too good for them.
End of over 64.40 run
NZ: 196/10CRR: 3.03
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64.4

Josh Hazlewood to Daryl Mitchell, no run

OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! That's it, Australia win by 172 runs and get an unassailable lead in the series going 1-0 ahead. Hazlewood bangs it just short of a length over off, at 135.9 kph, Daryl Mitchell goes for the big pull but is a bit too late on it. The ball comes off the upper half of the bat and loops straight up towards Josh Hazlewood who in his follow-through gets ahead and takes the easiest of catches to wrap things up.

0
64.3

Josh Hazlewood to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Drops the length and hits the deck hard over off, Daryl Mitchell nails the pull straight to the fielder at deep square leg.

0
64.2

Josh Hazlewood to Daryl Mitchell, no run

On a length, on off, Daryl Mitchell punches it to deep point.

0
64.1

Josh Hazlewood to Daryl Mitchell, no run

That's almost a run but not a run! Bowls it on a length around off, Daryl Mitchell tucks it in front of deep backward point and both batters set off for the run. They cross each other midway and then decide to withdraw the run as they scamper back.

End of over 641 run
NZ: 196/9CRR: 3.06
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0
63.6

Nathan Lyon to William O'Rourke, no run

Goes fuller and into middle and off, William O'Rourke blocks it nicely to the on side.

0
63.5

Nathan Lyon to William O'Rourke, no run

With the field all in, Lyon tosses it up on middle and off, William O'Rourke blocks it well to short leg.

1
63.4

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

A tad shorter on middle and leg, Daryl Mitchell rocks back and tucks it to deep square leg for a single.

0
63.3

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

On a fuller length and around middle, Daryl Mitchell tucks it to backward short leg.

0
63.2

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Shorter and wider on off, Daryl Mitchell gets closer and clips it to short leg.

0
63.1

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Goes fuller just outside off, Daryl Mitchell reverse sweeps it to short third man but doesn't take the run.

End of over 631 run
NZ: 195/9CRR: 3.10
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0
62.6

Josh Hazlewood to William O'Rourke, no run

Bowls it on a fuller length outside off, William O'Rourke leaves it alone.

0
62.5

Josh Hazlewood to William O'Rourke, no run

Bangs it short over off, William O'Rourke half ducks at it and leaves it alone.

1
62.4

Josh Hazlewood to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Takes the single now. On a back of a length over off, Daryl Mitchell punches it to sweeper cover and gets to the other side.

0
62.3

Josh Hazlewood to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Doesn't take the run! Hazlewood bangs it short over middle, Daryl Mitchell rolls his wrists and pulls it nicely to deep backward square leg.

0
62.2

Josh Hazlewood to Daryl Mitchell, no run

On a length over off, Daryl Mitchell taps it to mid on.

0
62.1

Josh Hazlewood to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Lands it on a length over off, Daryl Mitchell offers a solid front foot defence.

End of over 626 runs
NZ: 194/9CRR: 3.13
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0
61.6

Nathan Lyon to William O'Rourke, no run

Fuller on off, William O'Rourke prods ahead and blocks it to the off side.

11:43 PM IST William O'Rourke is the last batter in for New Zealand.
W
61.5

Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! Australia just one wicket away now as Nathan Lyon gets his sixth. Bowls it fuller and gives the ball air over middle and off, Tim Southee makes a bit of room and slogs it high in the air to long on. His bottom hand comes off the bat as the ball connects and only manages to get the elevation and not the distance. Mitchell Starc stays deep near the fence and takes a very simple catch at long on.

0
61.4

Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee, no run

Fuller and turning back in from middle, Tim Southee blocks it off the back foot.

11:41 PM IST A halt in play as the ball got lost just over the sight screen. The ground staff have managed to find it and we are all good to go now.
6
61.3

Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee, 6 runs

SIX! That's tonked over the fence. Tossed up on off, Tim Southee frees his arms and whacks it down town over long off for half a dozen.

0
61.2

Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee, no run

How did that miss the stumps? Bowls it nice and full on off and gets the ball to turn back in sharply and it sneaks past the the inside edge and goes over the stumps.

0
61.1

Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee, no run

Drops the length a bit around middle and leg, Tim Southee rides back and tucks it to the on side.

End of over 612 runs
NZ: 188/8CRR: 3.08
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1
60.6

Josh Hazlewood to Tim Southee, 1 run

Gets off the mark with a quick single. On a length around off, Tim Southee just taps it to left of cover and steals a run.

0
60.5

Josh Hazlewood to Tim Southee, no run

Goes fuller on off, Tim Southee drives it straight to mid off.

11:36 PM IST The skipper of New Zealand, Tim Southee walks out now.
W
60.4

Josh Hazlewood to Matt Henry, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! Josh Hazlewood adds one against his name and a brief cameo from Matt Henry comes to an end. Bowls this one on a good length outside off, Matt Henry goes for the push through covers with hard hands and ends up getting a thick outside edge to Steven Smith at second slip who takes a good catch around his face.

0
60.3

Josh Hazlewood to Matt Henry, no run

Hurls it in on a good length over middle and leg, Matt Henry pushes it to mid on.

0
60.2

Josh Hazlewood to Matt Henry, no run

On a good length, on off, Matt Henry punches it straight to cover.

1
60.1

Josh Hazlewood to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Bangs it on a length over off, Daryl Mitchell punches it past cover for a single.

11:33 PM IST Josh Hazlewood (7-2-17-0) returns to the attack.
End of over 6011 runs
NZ: 186/7CRR: 3.10
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Matt Henry:14 (12)
Nathan Lyon:25-8-58-5
6
59.6

Nathan Lyon to Matt Henry, 6 runs

SIX! Oh, hello! Where has that come from? Matt Henry continues his fine touch from the first innings. Lyon gets this nice and full around off, Matt Henry shimmies down the track and whacks it straight over the bowler's head for a biggie.

1
59.5

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Fuller on off, Daryl Mitchell reaches it and sweeps it square of the wicket on leg for a single.

4
59.4

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, 4 runs

FOUR! Takes him on this time and gets a nice boundary. Lyon bowls it from over the wicket and pitches it fuller around off, Daryl Mitchell gets down the track and smokes it straight over mid on for a boundary.

0
59.3

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Turns it in from leg, Daryl Mitchell leaves it alone for the keeper to collect it.

0
59.2

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Floats it up on off, Daryl Mitchell prods ahead and blocks it well.

0
59.1

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Goes fuller on off, Daryl Mitchell gets across a bit and tucks it to the on side.

End of over 599 runs
NZ: 175/7CRR: 2.97
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Matt Henry:8 (11)
Cameron Green:3-0-16-1
0
58.6

Cameron Green to Matt Henry, no run

Angles it in on a good length around middle and leg, Matt Henry gets cramped for room as the ball pings him high on the abdomen.

0
58.5

Cameron Green to Matt Henry, no run

Hurls it on a shorter length around off, Matt Henry blocks it to point.

0
58.4

Cameron Green to Matt Henry, no run

Bowls it fuller down leg, Matt Henry leaves it alone.

4
58.3

Cameron Green to Matt Henry, 4 runs

FOUR! That's more in control. On a length around off, Matt Henry gets right on top of it and punches it with a high elbow raise in front of square on the off side for another boundary.

4
58.2

Cameron Green to Matt Henry, 4 runs

FOUR! Gets off the mark with a bit of luck riding alongside him. Bangs it on a length over the stumps, Matt Henry with no foot movement whatsoever just pushes at the ball. It catches the inside edge and races away past the keeper towards fine leg fence for a boundary.

11:25 PM IST Halt! Daryl Mitchell has copped a nasty blow on the top of his helmet and the physio is out for the mandatory concussion assessment.
1
58.1

Cameron Green to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

LEG BYES! That's off the helmet. Green drops the length and hits the deck hard over middle, Daryl Mitchell is late on the pull and the ball clips the top of his helmet and loops over the keeper for a single. He will have to go through a mandatory concussion test.

End of over 581 run
NZ: 166/7CRR: 2.86
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Nathan Lyon:24-8-47-5
0
57.6

Nathan Lyon to Matt Henry, no run

Goes fuller and quicker on middle and leg, turning in, Matt Henry misses out trying to tuck it square on leg and gets thudded high on his hip.

0
57.5

Nathan Lyon to Matt Henry, no run

Fuller on off, Matt Henry blocks it back to the bowler.

0
57.4

Nathan Lyon to Matt Henry, no run

Turns it in down leg, Matt Henry gets across and leaves it. The ball dribbles past the keeper but no run is taken.

1
57.3

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Tossed up on off, Daryl Mitchell sweeps it on the full towards wide fine leg for a single.

0
57.2

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

On a length and on off, Daryl Mitchell covers the line and blocks it to short leg.

0
57.1

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Floats it up on off, Daryl Mitchell blocks it well.

End of over 575 runs
NZ: 165/7CRR: 2.89
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0
56.6

Cameron Green to Matt Henry, no run

Lands this on a length around off, Matt Henry raises his elbow and blocks it to point.

0
56.5

Cameron Green to Matt Henry, no run

Hurls this one on a good length over off, Matt Henry blocks it to point.

1
56.5

Cameron Green to Matt Henry, 1 run

WIDE! Digs this short over middle, Matt Henry ducks and lets it sail over his head for a wide.

0
56.4

Cameron Green to Matt Henry, no run

Bowls it on a good length but well wider on off, Matt Henry leaves it alone.

11:16 PM IST Matt Henry is the new man in.
W
56.3

Cameron Green to Scott Kuggeleijn, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! Cameron Green gets the first one and Australia inch closer. Bangs it on a nagging length on middle and leg, the ball shoots off the deck and Scott Kuggeleijn is taken aback by the extra bounce as he tries to keep it out. The ball wears him on the gloves and balloons behind the stumps to Alex Carey who takes a very simple catch to his left.

0
56.2

Cameron Green to Scott Kuggeleijn, no run

Beats the outside edge! Bangs it on a back of a length just outside off, Scott Kuggeleijn tries for the punch through covers but gets beaten by the extra bounce.

4
56.1

Cameron Green to Scott Kuggeleijn, 4 runs

FOUR! Top shot! Green bowls it fuller into the pads, Scott Kuggeleijn shifts his weight ahead and flicks it beautifully through mid-wicket for a boundary.

End of over 568 runs
NZ: 160/6CRR: 2.86
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1
55.6

Nathan Lyon to Scott Kuggeleijn, 1 run

Briefly in the air, but falls safe. Tossed up on middle and off, Scott Kuggeleijn takes a step out and chips it uppishly to mid on region for a single.

4
55.5

Nathan Lyon to Scott Kuggeleijn, 4 runs

FOUR BYES! That's gone through the gate. Bowls it nice and full outside off, the ball spins back in sharp and kicks off the deck evading the batter and the keeper towards fine leg fence.

2
55.4

Nathan Lyon to Scott Kuggeleijn, 2 runs

Floats it up just outside off, Scott Kuggeleijn presses ahead and tries to block but gets a thickish outside edge towards third man for a couple of runs.

1
55.3

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

On a nagging length around middle and leg, Daryl Mitchell rocks back and tucks it wide of fine leg for a single.

0
55.2

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Just short of Steven Smith! Bowls this one on a fuller length on leg, Daryl Mitchell sweeps it off the inside edge and gets the ball only in front of leg slip where it dips on Steven Smith.

0
55.1

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Floats it up on off, Daryl Mitchell tucks it in front of short leg.

End of over 553 runs
NZ: 152/6CRR: 2.76
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0
54.6

Cameron Green to Scott Kuggeleijn, no run

Hurls it on a good length, on middle and leg, Scott Kuggeleijn stays put and tucks it straight to square leg.

2
54.5

Cameron Green to Scott Kuggeleijn, 2 runs

On a length into the stumps, Scott Kuggeleijn clips it behind square on leg for a couple of runs.

0
54.4

Cameron Green to Scott Kuggeleijn, no run

Another sharp bouncer on middle and leg, Scott Kuggeleijn lets it go past to the keeper.

0
54.3

Cameron Green to Scott Kuggeleijn, no run

Bangs it short and hits the deck hard just outside off, Scott Kuggeleijn leaves it alone.

0
54.2

Cameron Green to Scott Kuggeleijn, no run

Goes fuller around off, Scott Kuggeleijn pokes at it and gets a thick outside edge to the fielder at gully.

1
54.1

Cameron Green to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Starts from over the wicket and pitches it fuller into the stumps at 127 kph, Daryl Mitchell clips it in front of square leg for a single.

11:01 PM IST Drinks! The Kiwis, after a confident and cautious start in the first 20 minutes, have encountered a sudden setback, losing three quick wickets as they grapple with Nathan Lyon's spin wizardry. With the target looming large and the Aussies sensing victory, the Kiwis find themselves in a precarious position with 220 more runs needed to win and just 4 wickets in hand. Could there be a dramatic turnaround in store? Also, Cameron Green has been brought into the attack now.
End of over 544 runs
NZ: 149/6CRR: 2.76
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1
53.6

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Fires it in, full and on middle, Daryl Mitchell pulls out the sweep and hits it along the carpet down to fine leg for a single.

0
53.5

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

On a nagging length, at the stumps, Daryl Mitchell tucks it down past short leg.

1
53.4

Nathan Lyon to Scott Kuggeleijn, 1 run

Loops it up, full and on off, Scott Kuggeleijn gets on the front foot and pushes it wide of cover for a run.

1
53.3

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Bye! Short and turning in, on leg, Daryl Mitchell gets on the back foot to turn it behind square on the leg side. The ball spins in to go past the inside edge and Carey fails to gather it cleanly. The ball deflects off his gloves and goes past leg slip for a bye.

0
53.2

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Stays around the wicket and bowls it full, on middle, Daryl Mitchell reaches out in front for the sweep but gets a glove on it and it goes nowhere.

1
53.1

Nathan Lyon to Scott Kuggeleijn, 1 run

Floats it right up to the batter, full and on middle, Scott Kuggeleijn knocks it down to wide long on for a single.

End of over 536 runs
NZ: 145/6CRR: 2.74
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1
52.6

Pat Cummins to Scott Kuggeleijn, 1 run

Slanting in again, on off, full as well, Scott Kuggeleijn dabs it wide of cover and scampers across for a quick single.

0
52.5

Pat Cummins to Scott Kuggeleijn, no run

Delivers it full this time, on off, Scott Kuggeleijn presses forward and pushes at it. Gets an outside edge that rolls to the left of backward point.

4
52.4

Pat Cummins to Scott Kuggeleijn, 4 runs

FOUR! Scott Kuggeleijn takes on the short ball and gets the reward! Cummins bangs it into the deck, over middle, Scott Kuggeleijn fetches the pull from over his head and pulls it through square leg for a boundary.

1
52.3

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Goes short but the line is around leg, Daryl Mitchell pulls it all along the ground down to fine leg for a single.

0
52.2

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Serves it at 136.1 kph, on a length, around off, Daryl Mitchell pushes it with a straight bat back to the bowler.

0
52.1

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Angling in, on a length, on middle and leg, Daryl Mitchell uses his feet and pats it down on the leg side.

End of over 528 runs
NZ: 139/6CRR: 2.67
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0
51.6

Nathan Lyon to Scott Kuggeleijn, no run

Drags his length back this time and attacks the stumps, Scott Kuggeleijn gets his bat close to the pad and blocks it out.

0
51.5

Nathan Lyon to Scott Kuggeleijn, no run

Pushes it across, full and on off, Scott Kuggeleijn covers the line of the ball and defends it well.

0
51.4

Nathan Lyon to Scott Kuggeleijn, no run

On the off-stump line, full and spinning back in, Scott Kuggeleijn reaches out in front to stab it down on the off side.

4
51.3

Nathan Lyon to Scott Kuggeleijn, 4 runs

FOUR! And again! Too much air from Lyon, full and on middle, Scott Kuggeleijn gets down on one knee nice and early and nails the slog sweep behind square on the leg side for a boundary.

4
51.2

Nathan Lyon to Scott Kuggeleijn, 4 runs

FOUR! Up and over! Lyon loops it up, full and on middle, Scott Kuggeleijn gets down and swings across the line. Gets it over square leg for a boundary.

0
51.1

Nathan Lyon to Scott Kuggeleijn, no run

Tosses it up, on a nagging length, on leg, Scott Kuggeleijn gets forward to defend but it spins in to hit him on the front pad.

End of over 512 runs
NZ: 131/6CRR: 2.57
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0
50.6

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Bangs it into the deck again, over middle, Daryl Mitchell ducks underneath and lets the ball go through to the keeper.

1
50.6

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

NO BALL! On a shortish length, on off, Daryl Mitchell gets on top of the bounce and stabs it down the deck. Cummins has overstepped here.

1
50.5

Pat Cummins to Scott Kuggeleijn, 1 run

That could have gone anywhere! Hits the deck hard from over the wicket and bowls it on middle, on a hard length, it kicks off the deck, Scott Kuggeleijn gets behind the line to defend it with a straight bat. He gets taken aback by the extra bounce and it comes off the shoulder of the bat. It lobs in the air but drops in the vacant leg slip region for a single.

0
50.4

Pat Cummins to Scott Kuggeleijn, no run

Digs it in short, at the batter, Scott Kuggeleijn ducks and lets the ball go past him.

0
50.3

Pat Cummins to Scott Kuggeleijn, no run

This is on a hard length, on off, Scott Kuggeleijn drops his gloves and lets the ball go through.

0
50.2

Pat Cummins to Scott Kuggeleijn, no run

Angling in a touch, on a length, on off, Scott Kuggeleijn presses forward to defend but gets an inside edge that goes past short leg. Scott wants a single as the ball rolls wide of square leg but Daryl Mitchell sends him back.

0
50.1

Pat Cummins to Scott Kuggeleijn, no run

Bowls it in the channel on off, on a good length, Scott Kuggeleijn shoulders arms.

End of over 501 run
NZ: 129/6CRR: 2.58
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0
49.6

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Bowls it straighter, into the stumps, Daryl Mitchell covers the line and blocks it back onto the deck.

1
49.5

Nathan Lyon to Scott Kuggeleijn, 1 run

Loops it up, slower and fuller, on middle, Scott Kuggeleijn gets his front leg out of the way and drives it down to long on for a single.

10:42 PM IST Scott Kuggeleijn walks out to bat at number 8 for New Zealand.
W
49.4

Nathan Lyon to Glenn Phillips, no run

OUT! TRAPPED PLUMB IN FRONT! Nathan Lyon bags another five-wicket haul! Just another day in the office for Lyon and New Zealand are staring down the barrel here. Lyon stays around the wicket and pushes it through, flat and short, on middle, Glenn Phillips goes on the back foot to play the ball turning into him. This one keeps straight and skids through to rap him above the knee roll on the back pad. Australia go up in unison and up goes the finger. Glenn Phillips takes the review, more in hope than conviction. Nothing on UltraEdge and it is three reds on Ball Tracking.

0
49.3

Nathan Lyon to Glenn Phillips, no run

Turning in sharply, short and on leg, Glenn Phillips fails to negate the sharp turn and bounce as the ball rises off the deck and turns to hit him h high on the pads.

0
49.2

Nathan Lyon to Glenn Phillips, no run

Was that a chance? No, that has dropped short. Lyon pushes it through, short and at pace, on middle and leg, Glenn Phillips closes the bat face and gets an inside edge that drops just in front of Steven Smith at leg slip.

0
49.1

Nathan Lyon to Glenn Phillips, no run

Flat and quick, at the stumps, Glenn Phillips goes back to a full delivery and turns it off his pads to backward square leg.

End of over 492 runs
NZ: 128/5CRR: 2.61
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48.6

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Sees the batter give the charge and digs it in short, over off, Daryl Mitchell drops his gloves and sways away from the line of the ball.

0
48.5

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Going away a touch, on a hard length, outside off, Daryl Mitchell extends his arms and covers the line of the ball to keep it out.

1
48.4

Pat Cummins to Glenn Phillips, 1 run

This is at 138.4 kph and angled in, on off, Glenn Phillips guides it wide of cover and gets off the mark with a single.

0
48.3

Pat Cummins to Glenn Phillips, no run

Slips it down leg, on a length, Glenn Phillips gets inside the line to tickle it fine but misses.

0
48.2

Pat Cummins to Glenn Phillips, no run

Hurls it top of off, on a hard length, Glenn Phillips hangs back and steers it along the ground to backward point.

1
48.1

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Cummins lands it on a back of a length, on leg, Daryl Mitchell swivels in the crease and pulls it down to fine leg for a single.

10:33 PM IST Glenn Phillips walks out to bat next for New Zealand.
End of over 480 run
NZ: 126/5CRR: 2.63
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47.6

Nathan Lyon to Tom Blundell, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! Nathan Lyon goes bang, bang and Australia are well on top now! New Zealand lose two wickets in a span of four balls and they have now lost half their side. Lyon floats it up, on a nagging length, on middle and leg, Tom Blundell fails to commit himself on the front foot and closes the face of the bat to work it past short leg. The ball spins in enough to catch the inside edge back onto the pads. It lobs up only as far as short leg where Travis Head does the rest.

0
47.5

Nathan Lyon to Tom Blundell, no run

Pushes it through, full and on off, Tom Blundell lets the ball come to him and stabs it down onto the deck.

0
47.4

Nathan Lyon to Tom Blundell, no run

Tosses it up, full and at the stumps, Tom Blundell blocks it out solidly off the front foot.

10:30 PM IST Tom Blundell walks out to bat next at number 6 for New Zealand.
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47.3

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

OUT! TAKEN! The change of ends has worked for Nathan Lyon! Rachin Ravindra was flirting with danger, trying to cut, and he pays the ultimate price now. Lyon stays around the wicket and bowls it short and wide on off, it was there to be put away. Rachin Ravindra uses the depth of the crease and frees his arms to crack the cut. He fails to ride the bounce and does not manage to keep it along the ground. Lobs it tamely towards cover-point where Cameron Green takes the simplest of catches.

0
47.2

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Tosses it up nicely and gets it to drift in, full and on off, Rachin Ravindra leans ahead and smothers the spin well.

0
47.1

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Bowls it short and outside off, Rachin Ravindra gets on the back foot and cuts it to cover-point.

10:28 PM IST Change of ends for Nathan Lyon (18-7-30-2).
End of over 475 runs
NZ: 126/3CRR: 2.68
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46.6

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Keeps it in that corridor on off, on a length, Daryl Mitchell defends it right under his eyeline.

0
46.5

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, no run

This one straightens off the deck, on a good length, in the channel on off, Daryl Mitchell gets squared up a bit but adjusts well to push it to cover.

1
46.4

Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, 1 run

Strays down leg, on a back of a length, Rachin Ravindra swivels in the crease nicely and pulls it all along the ground to fine leg for a single.

3
46.3

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, 3 runs

This is on a hard length, on off, Daryl Mitchell moves across a bit and presents a high elbow to punch it through covers for three runs.

0
46.2

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Comes from around the wicket and angles it in, on a good length, around off, left alone by Daryl Mitchell.

1
46.1

Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, 1 run

That would have been really tight had the throw hit! Begins from around the wicket and bowls it on a back of a length, on off, Rachin Ravindra hops back and pats it wide of cover and calls Daryl Mitchell through for a quick single. Marnus Labuschagne gets to the ball quickly and hurls it in at the batting end but does not hit. A direct there would have made things interesting.

10:22 PM IST The Australian skipper, Pat Cummins (8-1-25-0) comes into the attack.
End of over 466 runs
NZ: 121/3CRR: 2.63
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45.6

Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, no run

A hint of away movement, on a length, on middle, Daryl Mitchell gets a good stride in and defends it onto the deck.

0
45.5

Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Hurls it on a good length, just outside off, Daryl Mitchell hangs back and blocks it out with a straight bat.

2
45.4

Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, 2 runs

Angling away, on a back of a length, around off, Daryl Mitchell hops and rolls his wrists to play a controlled pull shot. He gets it to the right of fine leg where Josh Hazlewood runs around and cuts it off. Two runs taken.

0
45.3

Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, no run

This is on the sixth stump line, on a good length, Daryl Mitchell opts to stay on the back foot and taps it in front of mid off. Rachin Ravindra wants a single but Daryl Mitchell says no and sends him back.

0
45.2

Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Lands it full this time and attacks the stumps, Daryl Mitchell pats it with a straight bat back to the bowler.

4
45.1

Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, 4 runs

FOUR! Flayed away by Daryl Mitchell for the first boundary of the day. Starc offers width on off and short in length, Daryl Mitchell latches onto the width and slashes it wide of backward point for a boundary.

End of over 451 run
NZ: 115/3CRR: 2.56
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44.6

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Lyon loops it up, short and wide on off, there to be put away, Rachin Ravindra does not take the bait and lets it go.

0
44.5

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Shorter and quicker, outside off, Rachin Ravindra makes room and chops it down to short extra cover.

1
44.4

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Serves it short and on middle, Daryl Mitchell backs away early and exposes his stumps. He frees his arms and punches it down to long on for a single.

0
44.3

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Full and turning in, on middle and leg, Daryl Mitchell gets his bat out in front and defends it solidly.

0
44.2

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

This is short and at the stumps, Daryl Mitchell shuffles across and keeps it out on the off side.

0
44.1

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

On a nagging length but turning down leg, Daryl Mitchell gets inside the line and lets it be.

End of over 441 run
NZ: 114/3CRR: 2.59
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43.6

Mitchell Starc to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Pitches it right up does Starc, on middle, Rachin Ravindra clips it straight to mid on.

0
43.5

Mitchell Starc to Rachin Ravindra, no run

A hint of late away movement, on a length, around the off-stump line, Rachin Ravindra accounts for the away shape and pushes it to the right of the bowler.

1
43.4

Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Starc goes full and straight, at the stumps, Daryl Mitchell pats it to the left of mid off and gets to the other end.

0
43.3

Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Pushes it across the right-hander, on a hard length, Daryl Mitchell offers no shot at it.

0
43.2

Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Slanting back in, on a back of a length, on middle and leg, Daryl Mitchell hops and nudges it to mid-wicket.

0
43.1

Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Serves it on a shortish length, on off and middle, Daryl Mitchell gets right behind the line and stabs it down with a straight bat.

End of over 432 runs
NZ: 113/3CRR: 2.63
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42.6

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

This is short and wide on off, cut away hard but straight to backward point.

1
42.5

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Little bit of hesitation but they make it! Lyon bowls it full and on off and middle, Daryl Mitchell dabs it in front of backward point. They hesitate initially but decide to cross and Mitchell makes his ground at the bowling end.

0
42.4

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

At 84.9 kph, full and around leg, Daryl Mitchell goes for the reverse sweep but gets it off the bottom half of the bat towards backward point.

0
42.3

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Loops it up, full and on leg, Daryl Mitchell uses his feet and smothers the spin well.

0
42.2

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Stays around the wicket and tosses it up, full and turning in, on middle and leg, Daryl Mitchell gets his bat out in front of the pads and defends.

1
42.1

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, 1 run

Rachin Ravindra and New Zealand are underway on Day 4! Starts from around the wicket and bowls it short and wide outside off, Rachin Ravindra goes on the back foot and gives himself room to cut it to deep point for a single.

10:04 PM IST Nathan Lyon will bowl from the other end.
End of over 420 run
NZ: 111/3CRR: 2.64
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41.6

Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Hurls it on a back of a length, around off, Daryl Mitchell covers his off-stump and lets the ball go through.

0
41.5

Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Continues to get the ball go across from over the wicket, in the channel and on a length, Daryl Mitchell shoulders arms.

0
41.4

Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Angling away from the right-hander, on a length, left alone by Daryl Mitchell.

0
41.3

Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Can't get it through. Good stop by Marnus Labuschagne. Starc goes full this time and around off, Daryl Mitchell gets his weight on the front foot and times the drive well but Labuschagne at mid off dives to his right to make the stop.

0
41.2

Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Gets the ball to shape back into the batter, on a hard length, on off, Daryl Mitchell hops back and gets on top of the bounce to dab it down to point.

0
41.1

Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Starts from over the wicket and angles it across the right-hander straight away, full at 137.8 kph, Daryl Mitchell is happy to let that one go.

9:58 PM IST We are all in readiness for the Day 4 action to begin! The Australian team is seen in a huddle ropeside as Pat Cummins gives a final pep talk. The umpires are out followed by the Australians who are taking their fielding positions. Rachin Ravindra and Daryl Mitchell are taking guard to resume their stay at the crease for New Zealand. Mitchell Starc has the ball in hand and will start the day for Australia. Let's play says Marias Erasmus and here we go..
9:05 PM IST Australia currently hold the upper hand in the game, with still 258 runs to play with and only 7 wickets to claim a victory. Day 3 started promisingly for the Aussies, with Nathan Lyon providing a quick cameo with the bat setting a solid foundation. However, the Australian batting lineup encountered a collapse against the spin-bowling prowess of Glenn Phillips. Despite this setback, the target of 369 runs set for the Kiwis posed a formidable challenge, firmly placing Australia in the driver's seat. Lyon, with his spin wizardry, made an impact early in the final innings by claiming two quick wickets, with Travis Head also joining the fray with a wicket. However, the resilient 4th wicket partnership of the Kiwi batters slightly shifted the momentum away from the Aussies by the end of the day's play. With rough patches on the pitch and the ball turning sharply, Lyon and Head will play pivotal roles in Australia's quest to dismantle the Kiwi batting lineup and secure victory in this first Test match. Stick around as the Day 4 action commences in a bit.
9:03 PM IST New Zealand executed their plans effectively on Day 3, putting themselves in a decent position with Rachin Ravindra and Daryl Mitchell settling in comfortably. The third day started on a positive note for the Kiwis, with their bowlers keeping the Australian batters in check. Matt Henry struck early to dismiss the night watchman Nathan Lyon, before Glenn Phillips wreaked havoc in the Aussie middle order, claiming a five-wicket haul. With disciplined bowling, New Zealand restricted Australia to just 164 runs, setting up a challenging but achievable target with 2 more days of play left. However, the Kiwi chase got off to a shaky start as they lost Tom Latham and Kane Williamson early, followed by the dismissal of Will Young after a brief resistance. Despite these setbacks, Rachin and Daryl steadied the ship with a promising 52-run partnership, ending the day on a positive note for New Zealand. As the Kiwis gear up for Day 4, their hopes hinge on continuing the momentum gained from this partnership, whose resilience could potentially tip the scales in their favour and steer them towards a remarkable victory.
9:01 PM IST Hello and welcome to Day 4 of this thrilling first Test match between New Zealand and Australia, a day that could potentially mark the conclusion of this gripping contest.
9:00 PM IST ... DAY 4, SESSION 1 ...
5:47 AM IST Right then, that brings an end to another enthralling day of Test cricket where the game moved forward at a rapid pace and the 'Moving Day' certainly lived up to the expectations. The match is well poised for Day 4 which might well be the final day of this Test with the Kiwis requiring 258 more runs to win and the Aussies needing 7 more wickets. The New Zealand batters will have a tough task first up where they will have to avoid losing early wickets and lay a solid foundation. As for Australia, Nathan Lyon will hold the key for them but the onus will be on the pacers to set the tone nice and early. The action on Day 4 will begin at 3.30 am IST (10 pm GMT, the previous day), but you can join us much earlier for all the build-up. Until then, cheers and goodbye!
5:43 AM IST Nathan Lyon is in for a flash interview. He says it was a great day for Test cricket and Glenn Phillips bowled really well for his five-fer. Adds that it can be challenging at the start but as he got into the rhythm it became easier for him to ball with that wind at this venue. States that Rachin Ravindra and Daryl Mitchell did well and credits them for the way they played. Concludes that they will need to bowl well and stick to the plans, challenging the batter's defences for them to be able to crack this game down.
5:42 AM IST On the flipside, New Zealand began the day eager to secure early wickets and set a positive tone. Their persistence paid off when Matt Henry dismissed Lyon just after the half-hour mark. Glenn Phillips and William O'Rourke bowled effectively in tandem, with Phillips reaping the rewards by dismissing Khawaja. In the second session, Phillips led a spirited Kiwi fight back, dismantling the Australian middle order. He ended with a five-wicket haul, the first at home by a Kiwi spinner in 16 years, while Matt Henry cleaned up the tail. In pursuit of 369 runs for victory, New Zealand encountered an early setback with Tom Latham falling just before Tea. It was a second successive low score for Kane Williamson, after which Will Young and Rachin Ravindra steadied the ship. Young hung around for a bit before losing his wicket to Head. Daryl Mitchell looked tentative at the start, while Rachin was solid as a rock on his way to fifty. The two batters stitched a gritty stand to ensure there were no more hiccups, and New Zealand ended the day with three wickets down and 258 more runs needed to win.
5:36 AM IST SESSION SUMMARY - 96 runs, 35 overs and 2 wickets. This is why we love Test cricket, don't we? The game ebbed and flowed throughout the day and the Test is nicely poised with still two days remaining. 258 runs seem a long way from here for New Zealand but credit to them for showing the fight. As for Australia, they will be pleased with where they stand in the Test and will be confident enough to seal victory here. Earlier, Australia had a productive start to the day, losing two wickets but maintaining a strong scoring rate in the first session. Nathan Lyon, who had been given a reprieve on the last ball of Day 2, continued to capitalise on his luck and ticked along nicely. After the departure of Lyon and Khawaja, Travis Head initially struggled but managed to weather the storm, ensuring stability alongside Cameron Green until Lunch. The visitors experienced an unexpected collapse in the second session, where they lost their last six wickets for just 37 runs to be bowled out for 164. Nathan Lyon made a positive start to Australia's bowling effort by dismissing Tom Latham and Kane Williamson on either side of the Tea break. Travis Head soon got into the act to cut short the stay of Will Young. Pat Cummins rotated his bowlers well in search of more inroads but they were kept at bay by the Kiwi pair and they had to be content with 3 wickets for their efforts.
End of over 412 runs
NZ: 111/3CRR: 2.71
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40.6

Josh Hazlewood to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Bowls it fuller on the pads, Daryl Mitchell tucks it in front of deep backward square leg for a single to end Day 3!

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40.5

Josh Hazlewood to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Bangs it short again, over middle and leg, Daryl Mitchell ducks and leaves it alone.

0
40.4

Josh Hazlewood to Daryl Mitchell, no run

On a length, outside off, Daryl Mitchell leaves it alone.

1
40.3

Josh Hazlewood to Rachin Ravindra, 1 run

Bangs it short over off and Rachin Ravindra pulls it off the upper half of the bat aerially towards square leg region for a single. Mitchell Marsh in the deep, thought he was in business but the ball dropped well in front.

0
40.2

Josh Hazlewood to Rachin Ravindra, no run

On a shorter length, over off, Rachin Ravindra stabs it down the pitch.

0
40.1

Josh Hazlewood to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Slips the first one short and just outside off, Rachin Ravindra sways away and leaves it alone. The umpire calls it the first bouncer of the over.

End of over 403 runs
NZ: 109/3CRR: 2.73
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39.6

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Bowls it wider on off and fuller, Daryl Mitchell presses ahead and leaves it alone. Last over of the day coming up.

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39.5

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, 1 run

Bowls it shorter and wider of off, Rachin Ravindra slashes it to deep point for a single to bring up the 50-run partnership between these two.

0
39.4

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Tosses it up on off, Rachin Ravindra offers a solid front foot defence.

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39.3

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, 2 runs

Bowls it flatter and fuller on leg, Rachin Ravindra just tucks it away to fine leg with soft hands for a couple of runs.

0
39.2

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Fuller and on off, Rachin Ravindra gets back and cuts it point.

0
39.1

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Tosses it up on off, Rachin Ravindra prods and blocks it to the off side.

End of over 390 run
NZ: 106/3CRR: 2.72
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38.6

Josh Hazlewood to Daryl Mitchell, no run

On a length over off, Daryl Mitchell blocks it well.

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38.5

Josh Hazlewood to Daryl Mitchell, no run

The ball races to the fence off the pads but there was no shot offered by Daryl Mitchell and therefore, the boundary will not count. Hazlewood hurls it on a good length around the pads, Daryl Mitchell looks to tuck it away but withdraws from the shot very early. The ball brushes him high on the left pad and races away to the fine leg cushions. That will remain a dot.

0
38.4

Josh Hazlewood to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Goes fractionally fuller of a length on off, Daryl Mitchell blocks it well to the off side.

0
38.3

Josh Hazlewood to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Drops the length very short and hits the deck hard over middle and leg, Daryl Mitchell ducks at it.

0
38.2

Josh Hazlewood to Daryl Mitchell, no run

On a good length, outside off, Daryl Mitchell leaves it alone.

0
38.1

Josh Hazlewood to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Gets himself tangled a bit does Daryl Mitchell. Hazlewood bangs it on a length over off, Daryl Mitchell covers the line as the ball straightens off the deck catching the outside edge onto the off side.

End of over 380 run
NZ: 106/3CRR: 2.79
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37.6

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Maiden over! Tossed up into the stumps, Rachin Ravindra blocks it to the off side.

0
37.5

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Fuller and just outside off, Rachin Ravindra makes a good leave.

0
37.4

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Oh, that one almost went off the outside edge. Bowls it nicely on a length around middle and off, the ball grips and turns away shooting off the deck, Rachin Ravindra sways away as the ball whizzes past the outside edge.

0
37.3

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Tossed up on middle and leg, Rachin Ravindra blocks it back onto the pitch.

0
37.2

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Fuller on off, Rachin Ravindra blocks it to the off side.

0
37.1

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Flighted delivery on leg, Rachin Ravindra gets his bat in front and blocks it.

End of over 375 runs
NZ: 106/3CRR: 2.86
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36.6

Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, 2 runs

Lands it on a length over off, Daryl Mitchell presses ahead and clips it off the inner half of the bat towards deep square leg region for a couple of runs.

0
36.5

Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Straighter this time, on a good length over middle, Daryl Mitchell stabs it back onto the deck.

1
36.4

Mitchell Starc to Rachin Ravindra, 1 run

On a back of a length over off, Rachin Ravindra cuts it to point for a single.

1
36.3

Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Goes fuller on off, Daryl Mitchell taps it to the right of mid off and takes a run.

0
36.2

Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Bowls it on a length just outside off, Daryl Mitchell punches it to mid off.

1
36.1

Mitchell Starc to Rachin Ravindra, 1 run

Hurls this on a good length, on off, Rachin Ravindra nudges it to the off side and gets to the other end.

End of over 360 run
NZ: 101/3CRR: 2.81
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35.6

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

A touch shorter in length, on off, Daryl Mitchell opens the bat face and blocks it to the off side.

0
35.5

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Drags the length back over off, Daryl Mitchell defends it back to the bowler.

0
35.4

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Floats it up on off, Daryl Mitchell prods ahead and blocks it.

0
35.3

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Fuller one, outside off, Daryl Mitchell reverse sweeps it to Mitchell Starc at backward point.

0
35.2

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Floats it up on off, Daryl Mitchell blocks it well.

0
35.1

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

On a length outside off, turning back in, Daryl Mitchell looks to get inside the line and block but gets beaten onto his thighs.

End of over 355 runs
NZ: 101/3CRR: 2.89
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34.6

Mitchell Starc to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Goes fuller into leg, Rachin Ravindra flicks it back to the keeper who does well diving to his right to grab on.

4
34.5

Mitchell Starc to Rachin Ravindra, 4 runs

FOUR! Nicely done and that will be FIFTY for Rachin Ravindra! It has been an exceptional knock from the southpaw under pressure. On a back of a length over middle, Rachin Ravindra reads the length perfectly and nails the pull wide of fine leg for a boundary.

1
34.4

Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Slight mix up but doesn't cost them anything! On a length just outside off, Daryl Mitchell just pushes it past mid off and takes a single. The batters set off for the second but decide against it.

0
34.3

Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Straighter on a fuller length, attacking the stumps, Daryl Mitchell blocks it back to the bowler with a dead straight bat.

0
34.2

Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Lands it a touch fuller and on the pads, Daryl Mitchell clips it to mid-wicket.

0
34.1

Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Hurls it on a length and on off, Daryl Mitchell blocks it to the off side.

5:02 AM IST Halt! Change of shoes for Mitchell Starc, and one member of the ground staff is out there, flattening the landing area with a hammer. We are all good to go now.
End of over 347 runs
NZ: 96/3CRR: 2.82
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33.6

Travis Head to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Tossed it up on leg, Rachin Ravindra tucks it to short fine leg.

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33.5

Travis Head to Rachin Ravindra, 6 runs

SIX! That's absolutely clubbed out of the park. Tossed up in the arc around middle and off, Rachin Ravindra slips on a knee and slogs it over mid-wicket for a big one.

0
33.4

Travis Head to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Darts this one in, short and on leg, tucked to short leg.

0
33.3

Travis Head to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Fuller into the stumps, Rachin Ravindra flicks it past short leg.

0
33.2

Travis Head to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Bowls it flatter and fuller down leg, Rachin Ravindra tucks it to short leg.

1
33.1

Travis Head to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Floats it up on off, Daryl Mitchell gets down the track and drills it straight back at the stumps at the bowling end. Head fails to lay a hand on it and the ball deflects off the stumps to long off and the batters cross. Rachin was out of his crease and even the slightest touch from Head would have resulted in a wicket.

End of over 335 runs
NZ: 89/3CRR: 2.70
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32.6

Mitchell Starc to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Dot to end the over. Bowls it on a length just outside off, Rachin Ravindra taps it to point.

1
32.6

Mitchell Starc to Rachin Ravindra, 1 run

WIDE! Bangs it short and wayward on off. Rachin Ravindra leaves it alone.

0
32.5

Mitchell Starc to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Edged and falls just short of Steven Smith. Starc hurls it right in that channel on off, on a good length, hits the deck very hard, Rachin Ravindra looks to play at it and gets a thick outside edge dipping in front of Smith at second slip.

0
32.4

Mitchell Starc to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Goes fuller this time and down leg, Rachin Ravindra looks for the flick but misses.

0
32.3

Mitchell Starc to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Hurls it on a length over off, Rachin Ravindra eases it to the fielder at point.

0
32.2

Mitchell Starc to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Great comeback ball that! Bangs the deck on a shorter length around off and gets the ball to nip away a bit, Rachin Ravindra stays inside the line and gets beaten on the outside edge.

4
32.1

Mitchell Starc to Rachin Ravindra, 4 runs

FOUR! Starts with an absolute loosener outside off, on a length, Rachin Ravindra extends his arms and cuts it beautifully through covers for a boundary.

4:53 AM IST Mitchell Starc (3-2-7-0) returns to the attack.
End of over 321 run
NZ: 84/3CRR: 2.63
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31.6

Travis Head to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Flatter this time on middle and leg, Daryl Mitchell tucks it to the on side.

0
31.5

Travis Head to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Fuller on off, Daryl Mitchell reverse sweeps it straight to the fielder at backward point.

0
31.4

Travis Head to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Tossed up on off, Daryl Mitchell prods ahead and drops his bat on the ball to block it.

0
31.3

Travis Head to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Quicker and fuller on off, Daryl Mitchell covers the line and blocks.

0
31.2

Travis Head to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Comes from over the wicket and bowls this a touch fuller on off, turning it back in, Daryl Mitchell blocks it back onto the deck.

1
31.1

Travis Head to Rachin Ravindra, 1 run

Starts his new spell from around the wicket and bowls it nice and full into the stumps, Rachin Ravindra cuts it late to deep point for a single.

End of over 316 runs
NZ: 83/3CRR: 2.68
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30.6

Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, 1 run

Bowls this on a nagging length around middle and off, Rachin Ravindra clips it to deep square leg for a single.

0
30.5

Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Hurls it on a fuller length around off, Rachin Ravindra offers a solid defence.

4
30.4

Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, 4 runs

FOUR! Well controlled shot that. Served on a shorter length over middle, Rachin Ravindra nails the pull along the ground behind square on leg side for a boundary.

0
30.3

Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Attacks the stumps on a fuller length, at 139.5 kph, Rachin Ravindra blocks it beautifully back onto the deck.

1
30.2

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

On a back of a length over middle and leg, Daryl Mitchell pulls it off the upper half of the bat towards fine leg for a single.

0
30.1

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, no run

On a length, outside off, Daryl Mitchell leaves it alone.

End of over 300 run
NZ: 77/3CRR: 2.57
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29.6

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Darts this one into leg, on the full, Rachin Ravindra blocks it back to the bowler.

0
29.5

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Tosses it up just outside off, Rachin Ravindra leaves it alone.

0
29.4

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Fuller and on off, Rachin Ravindra rocks back and cuts it to point.

0
29.3

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

A touch shorter in length outside off, Rachin Ravindra makes room and cuts it straight to the fielder at point.

0
29.2

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Straighter and fuller on off, Rachin Ravindra blocks it straight.

0
29.1

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Bowls it nice and full on middle, turning away, Rachin Ravindra rocks back and blocks it past silly point.

End of over 295 runs
NZ: 77/3CRR: 2.66
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28.6

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Digs this one short and well outside off, Daryl Mitchell stays unbothered and makes a leave.

0
28.5

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Bangs it on a fuller length into the stumps, Daryl Mitchell blocks it to mid on.

1
28.4

Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, 1 run

Slants it in, on a good length over middle, Rachin Ravindra tucks it to deep square leg for a single.

0
28.3

Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, no run

On a good length over off, Rachin Ravindra stabs it back onto the pitch.

4
28.2

Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, 4 runs

FOUR! Edged and just wide of second slip. Cummins angles it in on a hard length in that channel on off, Rachin Ravindra pokes at it and gets a thick outside edge well past diving Steven Smith at second slip and it races into the fence for a boundary.

0
28.1

Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Comes from around the wicket and hurls it on a back of a length over middle, Rachin Ravindra sways away.

End of over 284 runs
NZ: 72/3CRR: 2.57
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27.6

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Flights it up into the stumps, Daryl Mitchell presses ahead to block and gets pinged on the front pad due to the spin.

0
27.5

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Fires it in shorter and quicker, down leg, left alone by Daryl Mitchell.

0
27.4

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Shorter and on middle and leg, Daryl Mitchell tucks it to the on side.

4
27.3

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, 4 runs

FOUR BYES! Bowls it nice and full around middle and gets the ball to turn down leg, Daryl Mitchell looks to sweep but gets beaten. The ball races past the keeper and into the third man fence.

0
27.2

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Fuller and turning down leg, Daryl Mitchell leaves it alone.

0
27.1

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Bowls it on a good length around middle, turning in, Daryl Mitchell leaves it alone as the ball climbs and wears him on the waist and loops into the hands of leg slip.

End of over 271 run
NZ: 68/3CRR: 2.52
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26.6

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Slants it into the pads, on a fuller length, Daryl Mitchell clips it to right of mid on and gets to the other end.

0
26.5

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, no run

On a shorter length, outside off, Daryl Mitchell leaves it alone.

0
26.4

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, no run

On a length around middle and off, Daryl Mitchell gets across a bit and tucks it to the on side.

0
26.3

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, no run

That's a peach! Bowls it right in that channel on off, on a length, Daryl Mitchell gets beaten on the outside edge trying to push at it with a straight bat.

0
26.2

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Looks very tentative does Daryl Mitchell! Cummins hurls this on a good length around off and gets the ball to shape back in a bit, Daryl Mitchell with no foot movement looks to keep it out but gets thudded onto his thighs.

0
26.1

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, no run

On a hard length just outside off, Daryl Mitchell gets closer to the line and punches it to cover.

End of over 261 run
NZ: 67/3CRR: 2.58
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25.6

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Straighter and fuller into the stumps, Rachin Ravindra taps it back to the bowler.

0
25.5

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Flighted delivery around off, Rachin Ravindra presses ahead and blocks it to the off side.

0
25.4

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Quicker and fuller on off, Rachin Ravindra blocks it well.

0
25.3

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Fuller and down leg, Rachin Ravindra blocks it off his front pad.

1
25.2

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

A chance goes begging! Lyon drops the length and pitches it over middle and off, Daryl Mitchell shimmies down the track and looks for a big slog and fails to connect. Alex Carey behind the stumps fails to collect the ball bouncing high to his right and the batters cross. To be fair to Carey, the ball deflected off Mitchell's thigh which resulted in the ball rising the way it did.

0
25.1

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Tosses it up into the stumps, Daryl Mitchell covers the line and tucks it in front of short leg.

End of over 252 runs
NZ: 66/3CRR: 2.64
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24.6

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

Angles it in on a length over middle and leg, Daryl Mitchell tucks it to the leg side for a single.

0
24.5

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, no run

A loud appeal for LBW but turned down! Looked high first up. Steams from over the wicket and hits that nagging length over off, Daryl Mitchell gets caught on the crease trying to keep it out. The ball clips him high on the front pad.

0
24.4

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Hurls it on a good length over middle and leg, Daryl Mitchell covers the line and blocks it with a straight bat.

0
24.3

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Pitches this one a touch fuller outside off with some away movement, Daryl Mitchell looks for the drive but gets beaten on the outside edge.

0
24.2

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Comes from over the wicket this time and bowls it on a hard length, on off, Daryl Mitchell stabs this one down to the deck.

1
24.1

Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, 1 run

Tap and run! On a length around off, Rachin Ravindra taps it in front of point and squeezes a single.

4:17 AM IST Drinks! After Kane Williamson's departure, New Zealand relied on Rachin Ravindra and Will Young to steady the ship, a task they performed admirably. However, the momentum suffered a setback as Young succumbed to the change in bowling. With Nathan Lyon and Travis Head posing a dual threat, New Zealand's batters will be aiming to navigate through the rest of the day without losing any more wickets. Pat Cummins brings himself back into the attack.
End of over 242 runs
NZ: 64/3CRR: 2.67
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23.6

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Short and on leg, Daryl Mitchell goes deep in his crease to nudge it to square leg.

0
23.5

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Down leg and short as well, Daryl Mitchell offers no shot at it.

2
23.4

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, 2 runs

Top edge and it goes just over the fielder at short fine leg. Lyon serves it on leg, on a nagging length, Daryl Mitchell goes for the sweep but fails to rolls his wrists to control the sweep. Gets a top edge that goes over Usman Khawaja at short fine leg for a couple of runs.

0
23.3

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

That could have gone anywhere! Pushes it through, on a nagging length, on middle, Daryl Mitchell reaches out in front to defend but the ball spins and bounces to catch the inside edge but luckily for Mitchell, it drops well wide of short leg.

0
23.2

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

On a nagging length, on middle and leg, Daryl Mitchell defends it on the leg side.

0
23.1

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Floats it up, turning down leg, Daryl Mitchell pulls out the reverse sweep but fails to get the connection. There is a noise as the ball passes next to the bat and Alex Carey gathers it moving away to his left but the umpire is unmoved.

End of over 232 runs
NZ: 62/3CRR: 2.70
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22.6

Travis Head to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Slower and fuller, on off, Rachin Ravindra eases it down to mid on.

0
22.5

Travis Head to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Short and at 87.5 kph, on off, defended off the back foot.

0
22.4

Travis Head to Rachin Ravindra, no run

On a fullish length, on middle, Rachin Ravindra clears his front leg and knocks it with a straight bat.

0
22.3

Travis Head to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Loops it up, full and on middle, Rachin Ravindra blocks it out with a straight bat.

1
22.2

Travis Head to Daryl Mitchell, 1 run

On a nagging length, on middle, Daryl Mitchell taps it wide of cover and calls Rachin through for a quick single. Mitchell is off the mark.

1
22.1

Travis Head to Rachin Ravindra, 1 run

Drifting onto the pads from around the wicket, Rachin Ravindra works this full delivery to the right of backward square leg for a single.

End of over 221 run
NZ: 60/3CRR: 2.73
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21.6

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, 1 run

This is short and outside off, Rachin Ravindra rocks back and punches it to deep cover for a single.

0
21.5

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Fuller and slower, on middle, Rachin Ravindra leans ahead and smothers the spin.

0
21.4

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

On a nagging length, on middle and leg, Rachin Ravindra lets it go and allows the ball to hit him on the thigh pad.

0
21.3

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Aimed at the pads, full in length, Rachin Ravindra pads it away.

0
21.2

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Short and on leg, Rachin Ravindra hangs back and defends it solidly.

0
21.1

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

In the air...but safe! Short from Lyon from over the wicket, outside off, Rachin Ravindra goes for the cut but the ball rises a bit and catches a thick outside edge that lobs and drops in front of backward point.

End of over 210 run
NZ: 59/3CRR: 2.81
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20.6

Travis Head to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Loops it up nicely, full and on off, Daryl Mitchell gets forward and defends it well.

0
20.5

Travis Head to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Short and on off, Daryl Mitchell goes on the back foot and stabs it down on the off side.

0
20.4

Travis Head to Daryl Mitchell, no run

Tosses it up, full and on off, Daryl Mitchell pulls out the reverse sweep and hits it straight to backward point.

4:04 AM IST Daryl Mitchell walks out to bat at number 5 for New Zealand.
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20.3

Travis Head to Will Young, no run

OUT! WHAT A GRAB! Would you believe it? Travis Head has struck with his third ball. An inspired bowling change from Pat Cummins and this is a stunning catch from Steven Smith. Head stays over the wicket and pushes it through, full and around off, Will Young plays for the ball turning into him and pushes at it with hard hands. Young could have left it if he would have wanted to but he decides to play at it. Gets an outside edge that goes quickly to the left of first slip. Steven Smith stays low and his sharp reflexes comes to his rescue as he pulls off a low one-handed stunner near his ankle.

0
20.2

Travis Head to Will Young, no run

Floats it up, slower and fuller, outside off, Will Young presses forward and lets it go.

0
20.1

Travis Head to Will Young, no run

Short and at the stumps, Will Young goes on the back foot and tucks it to short leg.

4:02 AM IST Travis Head is introduced into the attack.
End of over 204 runs
NZ: 59/2CRR: 2.95
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19.6

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Pushes it through, a bit short and on middle and leg, Rachin Ravindra gets squared up by the away turn but adjusts well to keep it out on the off side.

0
19.5

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Loops it up, full and on off, Rachin Ravindra gets right on the front foot and smothers the spin nicely.

0
19.4

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

On a nagging length, quicker as well and a bit of turn, Rachin Ravindra gets half-forward to stab it down on the off side.

0
19.3

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Darts this one in, at the stumps, full in length, Rachin Ravindra leans ahead and defends it well.

4
19.2

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, 4 runs

FOUR! Short again and punished again! Lyon continues to bowl it short at times, around off, Rachin Ravindra rocks on the back foot and climbs all over it. Slaps it to the right of long off for a boundary.

0
19.1

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Floats it up, full and turning away, outside off, Rachin Ravindra presses forward and shoulders arms.

End of over 195 runs
NZ: 55/2CRR: 2.89
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18.6

Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, no run

Hurls it in at 134.8 kph, on off, Will Young defends it with a straight bat solidly.

1
18.5

Josh Hazlewood to Rachin Ravindra, 1 run

This is on a back of a length, on middle and leg, Rachin Ravindra hops and fends it down on the leg side. Mitchell Starc at fine leg gets a cheer from the crowd as he mops it up. They cross.

0
18.4

Josh Hazlewood to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Serves it on a hard length, outside off, left alone by Rachin.

4
18.3

Josh Hazlewood to Rachin Ravindra, 4 runs

FOUR! Sloppy from Starc! This is slanted back in again, on a length, on off, Rachin Ravindra goes for the drive but the ball seams back in to catch the inside edge. It sneaks past the stumps and races down to fine leg where Mitchell Starc slides to his left but fails to prevent the boundary as the ball deflects off his hands and trickles into the fence.

0
18.2

Josh Hazlewood to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Angling in, on a length, on off, Rachin Ravindra looks to drive it on the up but mistimes the shot to cover.

0
18.1

Josh Hazlewood to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Bowls it at the stumps, on a good length, Rachin Ravindra hangs back and defends it down the deck.

End of over 185 runs
NZ: 50/2CRR: 2.78
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17.6

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, 1 run

Drops it short and outside off, Rachin Ravindra backs away and cuts it wide of cover for a single to keep the strike. The 50 comes up for New Zealand.

0
17.5

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

A big, big shout for LBW but turned down! Pat Cummins has a word with the men around the bat and sends it upstairs for a review. Lyon loops it up but it comes out as low full toss, on middle and leg, Rachin Ravindra gets on the front foot to take it on the full but gets beaten in the flight. The ball dips on him and hits him full on the front toe. Nothing on UltraEdge and it goes through to miss the leg stump on Ball Tracking. Australia lose their review.

3:51 AM IST Is that out? Pat Cummins sends it upstairs for an LBW appeal that was turned down by the umpire. The UltraEdge shows no bat involved and on Ball Tracking, the impact was in line as was the pitching of the ball but the wickets were missing. The on-field call stays.
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17.4

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, 4 runs

FOUR! Gets it through this time! Fractionally short by Lyon, outside off, Rachin Ravindra picks up the length early and rocks on the back foot in a flash. He cuts it along the ground and beats the diving Cameron Green at cover-point for a boundary.

0
17.3

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

More turn and more bounce! Lyon keeps it short and bowls it outside off, Rachin Ravindra shapes up for the cut but the ball shoots off the deck and Rachin drops his gloves to let the ball go.

0
17.2

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Shorter and quicker, on off, Rachin Ravindra uses the depth of the crease to push it to point.

0
17.1

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Pitches it right up to the batter, on off and middle, Rachin Ravindra gets on the front foot and blocks it out.

End of over 172 runs
NZ: 45/2CRR: 2.65
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16.6

Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, no run

This is on the sixth stump line, on a good length, Will Young covers the off stump and lets it be.

0
16.5

Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, no run

On a shortish length, on off, Will Young rises with the bounce and keeps it out on the off side.

0
16.4

Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, no run

Good-length delivery, on off and middle, Will Young defends it right under his eyeline.

0
16.3

Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, no run

Angling in, on a length, outside off, Will Young extends his arms and steers it off the outer half of the bat to point.

0
16.2

Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, no run

On a hard length, in the corridor of uncertainty on off, Will Young is happy to let that one go.

2
16.1

Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, 2 runs

Pitched up by Hazlewood at 135 kph, around off, Will Young gets his weight on the front foot and times the drive through covers for a couple of runs.

End of over 160 run
NZ: 43/2CRR: 2.69
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15.6

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Drifts it in, quicker and flatter, on middle, Rachin Ravindra watchfully rides the bounce to defend it on the off side.

0
15.5

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Imparts more revs on the ball, on a length, outside off, Rachin Ravindra shoulders arms.

0
15.4

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

This one goes straight, short and on off, Rachin Ravindra hangs back and dabs it down to point.

0
15.3

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

On a nagging length, turning away, outside off, left alone by Rachin.

0
15.2

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Bowls it short and wide on off, Rachin Ravindra cuts it straight to point.

0
15.1

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Turn and bounce! Loops it up, full and on off, Rachin Ravindra fails to get to the pitch of the ball as he reaches out in front. The ball dips on him and then spins away to beat the bat.

End of over 150 run
NZ: 43/2CRR: 2.87
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14.6

Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, no run

Angles it in this time, at the stumps, on a good length, Will Young accounts for the inward movement and keeps it out on the leg side. A maiden from Hazlewood.

0
14.5

Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, no run

Pulls his length back a touch and keeps it in the channel on off, Will Young hops back and lifts his bat to let the ball pass.

0
14.4

Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, no run

It nips away from the right-hander from a length, Will Young shoulders arms again.

0
14.3

Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, no run

A bit wide on off, on a length, left alone by Young.

0
14.2

Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, no run

On the fifth stump line, on a good length, Will Young decides early and leaves the ball alone.

0
14.1

Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, no run

Starts his new spell from over the wicket and lands it on a good length, just outside off, Will Young thinks about playing at it but changes his mind and lets it go.

3:37 AM IST Josh Hazlewood (2-0-8-0) comes back into the attack.
End of over 142 runs
NZ: 43/2CRR: 3.07
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13.6

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Attacks the stumps, full in length, Rachin Ravindra plants his foot forward and stabs it down.

2
13.5

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, 2 runs

Quicker through the air, short and around off, Rachin Ravindra gives himself room and cuts it wide of backward point for a couple of runs.

0
13.4

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Tosses it up nicely, full and on middle, Rachin Ravindra leans ahead to block it out.

0
13.3

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

This is short and on off, Rachin Ravindra makes room and cuts well but straight to cover.

0
13.2

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Short and on off, cut away hard but straight to backward point.

0
13.1

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Edgy! Spears it in, full and on off, Rachin Ravindra presses forward to defend but it spins away to catch the outside edge and goes on the bounce to second slip.

End of over 135 runs
NZ: 41/2CRR: 3.15
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0
12.6

Pat Cummins to Will Young, no run

This is on a hard length, on off, Will Young hops back and pats it down towards short cover.

0
12.5

Pat Cummins to Will Young, no run

A bit too wide on off from Cummins, on a good length, Will Young is happy to let that one go.

0
12.4

Pat Cummins to Will Young, no run

Hurls it at 140.9 kph, on a length, on off, Will Young defends it on the off side.

1
12.3

Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, 1 run

On a back of a length, angling in, at the right armpit, Rachin Ravindra fends it down rather awkwardly on the leg side for a single.

4
12.2

Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, 4 runs

FOUR! Nicely dealt with! Cummins digs it in short at the body of the batter, Rachin Ravindra is equal to the task as he rolls his wrists and rides the bounce to pull it behind square on the leg side for a boundary.

0
12.1

Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Goes wide of the crease and slants it back into the left-hander, on a length, outside off, the ball holds its line and Rachin Ravindra offers no shot.

End of over 121 run
NZ: 36/2CRR: 3.00
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0
11.6

Nathan Lyon to Will Young, no run

Fires it in, flat and short, on off, Will Young reads it well and makes the leave.

0
11.5

Nathan Lyon to Will Young, no run

Short and going down leg, Will Young does not fall for the leg-slip trap and lets it be.

0
11.4

Nathan Lyon to Will Young, no run

Loops it up nicely, drifting in on off, full in length, Will Young gets his bat close to the pad and defends.

1
11.3

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, 1 run

This is shorter and quicker, on off, Rachin Ravindra goes on the back foot and punches it wide of cover to get off the mark with a single.

0
11.2

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra, no run

Darts this one in, full and turning away, around off, Rachin Ravindra gets a stride in and offers no shot at it.

3:24 AM IST Rachin Ravindra walks out to bat at number 4 for New Zealand.
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11.1

Nathan Lyon to Kane Williamson, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! The change of angle and the move to put a leg slip has worked wonders for Nathan Lyon. He gets the big fish and the crowd has gone silent. Pushes it through, short and on middle and leg, Kane Williamson uses the depth of his crease to keep it out on the on side. Williamson gets rushed in trying to defend and the ball turns in enough to catch the inside edge. It travels quickly and low towards leg slip where Steven Smith reacts fast and takes it near his shoelaces.

End of over 112 runs
NZ: 35/1CRR: 3.18
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0
10.6

Pat Cummins to Will Young, no run

Goes full and straight, at the stumps, Will Young defends it from the crease solidly.

0
10.5

Pat Cummins to Will Young, no run

Beauty from Cummins and equally well played by Young. Hits the deck hard and gets the ball to zip off the surface, just outside off, Will Young hops with the bounce and does well not to push at it. Tucks the bat inside the line and lets it go.

2
10.4

Pat Cummins to Will Young, 2 runs

Delivers it on a back of a length, on off, Will Young gets on his toes to stab it down. Gets an outside edge that goes between gully and backward point for a couple of runs.

0
10.3

Pat Cummins to Will Young, no run

At 138.8 kph, full and on the off-stump line, Will Young covers the line of the ball and pats it down on the off side.

0
10.2

Pat Cummins to Will Young, no run

Hurls it outside off, on a good length, Will Young leaves it all alone.

0
10.1

Pat Cummins to Will Young, no run

Bowls it on the off-stump line, on a good length, Will Young defends it solidly with a straight bat.

End of over 1012 runs
NZ: 33/1CRR: 3.30
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9.6

Nathan Lyon to Kane Williamson, 4 runs

FOUR! Poor delivery and it gets the treatment! Lyon loses his radar again and bowls it short and down leg, Kane Williamson gets into the position quickly and swats it up and over short fine leg. Gets enough bat to clear a leaping Usman Khawaja there for a boundary. A productive over for New Zealand, 12 runs off it.

0
9.5

Nathan Lyon to Kane Williamson, no run

Comes from around the wicket and serves it on a nagging length, on middle and leg, Kane Williamson defends it right under his eyeline.

4
9.4

Nathan Lyon to Kane Williamson, 4 runs

FOUR BYES! Sharp turn and bounce and that has beaten everyone! Lyon delivers it a bit too straight and the spin takes it way down leg, Kane Williamson lets it go. Alex Carey fails to lay a glove on it and it races to the fine leg fence for a boundary.

0
9.3

Nathan Lyon to Kane Williamson, no run

Drifting in, on a nagging length, around off, Kane Williamson covers his off-stump and leaves the ball alone.

4
9.2

Nathan Lyon to Kane Williamson, 4 runs

FOUR! Nicely done! Fractionally short and around leg, Kane Williamson picks up the length early and swivels to pull it behind square on the leg side for a boundary.

0
9.1

Nathan Lyon to Kane Williamson, no run

Shouts of 'catch' but it lands safely. Short and turning into the pads, Kane Williamson uses the depth of the crease to play it with the turn. He closes the bat face early and gets a soft leading edge that drops well wide of short leg.

End of over 95 runs
NZ: 21/1CRR: 2.33
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8.6

Pat Cummins to Will Young, no run

This is full and on off, Will Young pushes it with a straight bat to mid off.

4
8.5

Pat Cummins to Will Young, 4 runs

FOUR! A good effort in the deep but in vain! Shaping into the pads, full in length, Will Young lets the ball come to him and clips it through square leg. Josh Hazlewood goes after it from fine leg, running to his left and dives. He tries to flick the ball in play as he goes beyond the fence but fails to do so as the ball does not come out off his left hand and it trickles into the fence.

0
8.4

Pat Cummins to Will Young, no run

Bends his back and bangs it in short, over middle, Will Young ducks and lets it go.

1
8.3

Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson, 1 run

Leg bye! Slanting into the pads, on a good length, Kane Williamson misses the clip and it goes down to fine leg off his pads for a leg bye.

0
8.2

Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson, no run

Fuller in length, in the channel on off, Kane Williamson presses forward and watches it closely to let the ball go through.

0
8.1

Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson, no run

Angling in, on a good length, on the off-stump line, Kane Williamson shuffles across and stabs it down with a straight bat.

End of over 81 run
NZ: 16/1CRR: 2.00
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7.6

Nathan Lyon to Will Young, no run

Bowls it short and spinning in, on leg, Will Young misses the tickle and it comes off his pads and drops well wide of leg slip.

1
7.5

Nathan Lyon to Kane Williamson, 1 run

Short again and on middle, Kane Williamson rocks back and pulls it in front of square on the leg side to get off the mark.

0
7.4

Nathan Lyon to Kane Williamson, no run

This is short and down leg, Kane Williamson gets inside the line and swivels to help it straight to short fine leg.

0
7.3

Nathan Lyon to Kane Williamson, no run

Goes back to bowling it full, on off and middle, Kane Williamson lunges and smothers the spin well.

0
7.2

Nathan Lyon to Kane Williamson, no run

Shorter and quicker, turning in, on off and middle, Kane Williamson shapes up to whip it across the line but gets an inside edge onto the pads and it falls safely beside the pitch on the off side.

0
7.1

Nathan Lyon to Kane Williamson, no run

Starts off with a flighted delivery, full and outside off, Kane Williamson presses forward and defends it on the off side.

3:05 AM IST Nathan Lyon to bowl from the other end.
End of over 70 run
NZ: 15/1CRR: 2.14
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6.6

Pat Cummins to Will Young, no run

Continues to bowl on a back of a length, outside off, Will Young tucks his bat inside the line of the ball and leaves the ball alone.

0
6.5

Pat Cummins to Will Young, no run

Keeps it on a back of a length, outside off, Will Young hangs back and pushes it to backward point.

0
6.4

Pat Cummins to Will Young, no run

Wow! Tailing back in sharply, on a hard length, on middle, Will Young gets beaten for pace and the sharp movement into him and wears it high on the pads.

0
6.3

Pat Cummins to Will Young, no run

Pitched up by Cummins, on off, Will Young drives it firmly with a straight bat but Cummins sticks out his left hand and makes the stop.

0
6.2

Pat Cummins to Will Young, no run

This is on a back of a length, around off, Will Young hops back and takes the bat away from the line of the ball to let it go.

0
6.1

Pat Cummins to Will Young, no run

Begins from over the wicket and hurls a full delivery, in the channel on off, left alone by Will Young.

3:01 AM IST We are back for the final session of the day! The umpires walk out alongside Kane Williamson and Will Young who will resume their innings for New Zealand. Pat Cummins will start with the ball for Australia. Here we go..
3:00 AM IST ... DAY 3, SESSION 3 ...
2:46 AM IST Australia, after a promising start to the day, faltered in the second session, succumbing to a sudden collapse. The mid-innings meltdown caught them off guard following Travis Head's dismissal, with Mitchell Marsh departing on the very next ball, triggering a domino effect of wickets. The Australian batters struggled to counter Glenn Phillips' spin, resulting in a missed opportunity to set what could have been an insurmountable target, potentially putting New Zealand out of the game. However, with a challenging target of 369 runs set for New Zealand, Australia and Nathan Lyon started the final phase of the session on the right foot by dismissing New Zealand opener Tom Latham just before the stroke of Tea. As the match heads into the final session of Day 3, the spotlight will shine bright on Nathan Lyon for Australia who holds the key with enough assistance for spin on the pitch. New Zealand batters will face the daunting task of negotiating Lyon's threat to have any chance of chasing down this target. Stick around for the final session of the day which will come to you at 8.30 am IST (3.00 am GMT).
2:42 AM IST SESSION SUMMARY - 66 runs, 22.1 overs and 7 wickets. This session saw the Kiwis assert their dominance, led by the sensational performance of Glenn Phillips. Like a whirlwind, Phillips tore through the heart of the Australian middle order, claiming a remarkable five-wicket haul. Even as Australia seemed to be finding their footing at 113 runs with only four wickets down at the start of the second session, Phillips unleashed a devastating spell, starting with the crucial breakthrough of Travis Head. From there, he continued to wreak havoc, snatching three more wickets, while Matt Henry provided valuable support with two dismissals of his own. Despite some missed opportunities in the field, the Kiwis maintained their resolve and managed to restrict Australia to a modest total of 164 runs leaving New Zealand a target of 369 runs to chase. However, just before the end of the session, the Kiwis suffered a setback as Tom Latham lost his wicket, adding a twist to the proceedings.
End of over 60 run
NZ: 15/1CRR: 2.50
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5.6

Nathan Lyon to Kane Williamson, no run

Pulls the length back and makes the ball turn back in from outside off, Kane Williamson hangs on the back foot and works it with the turn to square leg. End of a pretty eventful over and that will be TEA on DAY 3!

0
5.5

Nathan Lyon to Kane Williamson, no run

Floats it up nicely, full and on middle, Kane Williamson lunges and smothers the spin well.

0
5.4

Nathan Lyon to Kane Williamson, no run

At 88.4 kph, quicker through the air and short as well, turning in, on middle, Kane Williamson uses the depth of the crease to tuck it past short leg but misses as the ball spins to hit him high on the pads. The ball deflects off his pads and it then comes off the back of the bat before dropping in the vacant silly point region.

0
5.3

Nathan Lyon to Kane Williamson, no run

A confident appeal for caught behind but turned down! Alex Carey is confident but Nathan Lyon is not so. Pat Cummins takes the word of the keeper and Travis Head at short leg and takes the review. A real loosener from Lyon, this is short and way down leg, Kane Williamson swivels in his crease and crouches to pull the ball away behind square on the leg side. He is through his shot early and ends up missing it altogether as the ball goes past the back of his bat. Alex Carey thinks he has heard something as he pouches it moving away to his left. However, there is nothing on UltraEdge and the crowd breathe a sigh of relief. Australia lose an early review.

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5.2

Nathan Lyon to Tom Latham, no run

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Instant impact for Nathan Lyon! Not the best of deliveries from Lyon and Tom Latham cannot believe that he has edged it. A real drag-down, wide on off, asking to be hit, Tom Latham shuffles across a bit and frees his arms to latch onto the width. It bounces a bit more than Latham anticipated and it catches the outside edge. Alex Carey gets his gloves in the correct position to his left and snaffles it with ease.

0
5.1

Nathan Lyon to Tom Latham, no run

Starts from around the wicket and bowls it flat and quick, short in length, on off, Tom Latham goes on the back foot and keeps it out on the off side.

End of over 50 run
NZ: 15/0CRR: 3.00
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4.6

Mitchell Starc to Will Young, no run

Tailing back in from over the wicket, fuller as well, on the sixth stump line, Will Young watches it all the way through and shoulders arms.

0
4.5

Mitchell Starc to Will Young, no run

Angling away, on a length, outside off, Will Young reads it well and leans ahead to let the ball pass.

0
4.4

Mitchell Starc to Will Young, no run

Serves it on a hard length, on off and middle, Will Young gets right behind the line of the ball and blocks it down the deck.

0
4.3

Mitchell Starc to Will Young, no run

Fuller this time, around off, Will Young pushes it with a straight bat to the right of mid off.

0
4.2

Mitchell Starc to Will Young, no run

This is on a back of a length, shaping back in, on off and middle, Will Young trusts the bounce of the surface and leaves it on length as the ball goes well over the stumps.

0
4.1

Mitchell Starc to Will Young, no run

At 142.4 kph, on the off-stump line, on a good length, Will Young is a bit tentative in coming forward and decides to dab it down late on the off side.

End of over 47 runs
NZ: 15/0CRR: 3.75
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3.6

Josh Hazlewood to Tom Latham, no run

Switches to around the wicket and targets the stumps with a length delivery. Tom Latham gets his bat out in front of the pads and defends with a straight bat.

4
3.5

Josh Hazlewood to Tom Latham, 4 runs

FOUR! Easy pickings! Hazlewood errs in line as he bowls it full and on the pads, Tom Latham just has to get some bat on it and he succeeds in doing so. Tickles it fine off his pads to the fine leg fence for a boundary.

1
3.4

Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, 1 run

Drags his length back slightly but the line is on the pads, Will Young tucks it down to the right of short leg and gets to the other end.

2
3.3

Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, 2 runs

Sliding onto the pads, on a good length, Will Young plays it right under his eyes as he clips it past short leg for a couple of runs.

0
3.2

Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, no run

Nicely bowled! Angling in from over the wicket, on a length, outside off, Will Young is forced to play at it due to the angle but it nips away late to go past the outside edge.

0
3.1

Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, no run

Going away a touch, in the corridor of off, on a good length, Will Young leaves it all alone.

End of over 30 run
NZ: 8/0CRR: 2.67
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2.6

Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham, no run

Hurls it on a back of a length, around off, Tom Latham gets on his toes and rides the bounce to dab it down to gully.

0
2.5

Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham, no run

At 143.9 kph, in the channel on off, on a length, Tom Latham covers his off-stump and shoulders arms.

0
2.4

Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham, no run

This is on a back of a length, wide on off, Tom Latham is happy to let the ball go.

0
2.3

Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham, no run

A bit wayward from Starc as this is wide on off, Tom Latham is not bothered by it and leaves the ball alone.

0
2.2

Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham, no run

Shaping away, on a back of a length, outside off, Tom Latham lifts his bat and lets the ball go through.

0
2.1

Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham, no run

Length delivery aimed at the pads, Tom Latham flicks it straight to mid-wicket.

End of over 21 run
NZ: 8/0CRR: 4.00
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1.6

Josh Hazlewood to Tom Latham, 1 run

Full and straight, at the stumps, Tom Latham works it off his pads towards mid-wicket and keeps the strike with a single.

0
1.5

Josh Hazlewood to Tom Latham, no run

Beauty! Closer to the off-stump line, on a good length, Tom Latham looks to play at it with a straight bat but withdraws his bat at the last moment and sees the ball zip past the outside edge.

0
1.4

Josh Hazlewood to Tom Latham, no run

Keeps it full and angles it away from the left-hander, outside off, left alone by Tom Latham.

0
1.3

Josh Hazlewood to Tom Latham, no run

Fuller this time from Hazlewood, outside off, Tom Latham takes a stride forward and lets it go through to the keeper.

0
1.2

Josh Hazlewood to Tom Latham, no run

Beaten! On a back of a length, outside off, Tom Latham fiddles at the delivery away from his body and gets beaten on the outside edge.

0
1.1

Josh Hazlewood to Tom Latham, no run

Starts from over the wicket and angles it away, on a back of a length, outside off, Tom Latham lets it go.

2:13 AM IST Who will bowl from the other end? It will be Josh Hazlewood.
End of over 17 runs
NZ: 7/0CRR: 7.00
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0.6

Mitchell Starc to Will Young, no run

Late inswinger, on a fuller delivery outside off, Will Young holds his bat high and lets this go through to the keeper.

4
0.5

Mitchell Starc to Will Young, 4 runs

FOUR! Off the mark with a boundary! Starc bangs it on a length around off, Will Young with soft hands, plays it late and open the bat face steering the ball through the gap at gully region for a boundary.

0
0.4

Mitchell Starc to Will Young, no run

Angles it across on a fuller length but well outside off, Will Young offers no shot and lets it go through to the keeper.

0
0.3

Mitchell Starc to Will Young, no run

That's a beauty! Bangs it on a hard length on off, the ball kicks off the deck beating the outside edge as Will Young sways away.

3
0.2

Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham, 3 runs

Tom Latham and New Zealand are up and running! Starc bowls a full inswinger into the stumps, Tom Latham flicks it beautifully towards deep mid-wicket and get three good runs.

0
0.1

Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham, no run

Starts from over the wicket and bowls it on a good length but down leg, Tom Latham looks to flick but misses.

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