Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

M Labuschagne
143(240) 18x4 - 1x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 28 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
11 9 17 15 24 12 20 35
LRPL Taylor
LRPL Taylor
80(134) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %74%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
10 3 18 12 18 10 5 4

Best performances - Bowlers

MA Starc
MA Starc
O18
M2
R52
W5
Eco2.88
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
2W
TG Southee
TG Southee
O21.1
M6
R69
W5
Eco3.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
1W

Scorecard Summary

AUSTRALIA 416(146.2 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

NEW ZEALAND 166(55.2 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

AUSTRALIA 217/9d(69.1 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

NEW ZEALAND 171(65.3 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Shashank Kishore

Thanks for joining us over the last four days. We've enjoyed bringing you every ball of this Test. Until next time, this is Shashank Kishore saying goodbye on behalf of Alex Malcolm. Cheers!

Mitchell Starc is the Man of the Match for his nine-for. "Tougher than normal to bowl in this heat, full credit to the group. Even the part-timers did a great job for us. Never nice to see a bowler go down. It's going alright for me, I have a clear mindset. A couple of technical changes working with Andre Adams at New South Wales has worked. Few days off, play a bit of golf, rest up and prepare for Boxing Day Test."

Tim Paine: "We batted really well in the first innings to set the game up. Conditions was in our favour in the second innings. Really proud of our bowling attack, to take 20 wickets in 105 overs with two seamers in this heat is pretty incredible. Lyon was superb as well."

Kane Williamson: "It was challenging, we knew we were up against a tough side. Tactically they were outstanding, ahead from get-go. They were a long way ahead after the first innings. Important for us to reflect and look for those improvements, we have some time to reflect. Conditions were much different to the surfaces in Hamilton we were used to."

David Warner and Kane Williamson are having a chat. Wonder what that is about. Join us for the presentation shortly

kieran: "Only positives for NZ out of this match is Southee and Wagner bowled well, stuck at it despite the conditions. Lot of work to do in the batting dept. Losing Lockie in that first innings was a real blow. Poor batting discipline by NZ in the first innings, especially Kane and Henry Nicholls. Santner will have a question mark, he was ineffective in comparison to Nathan Lyon, and just can't play the short ball. Needs ducking practice. Come on batting coach what are you doing?"

8.00pm Yesterday, we were all wondering if Australia needed to put New Zealand back in for a few overs. They didn't, and as it turned out, it wasn't needed. With nearly two full days to bat, New Zealand have keeled over in under three sessions. The second innings batting was once again shaky, the only semblance of resistance coming with de Grandhomme and Watling kept them at bay for an hour and a bit. Once de Grandhomme fell, it was a collapse you really saw coming on the face of some hostile fast bowling.

Plenty to think about for New Zealand - not least of all their opening conundrum - ahead of the Boxing Day Test. Do they persist with Jeet Raval or to they bring in Tom Blundell? Do they tinker their batting order? Australia, meanwhile, have the simple matter of having to replace the injured Josh Hazlewood.

65.3
W
Lyon to Southee, OUT, edged, taken and that's the Test for Australia. This one drifts away and skids through, Southee plays down the wrong line to get a thin edge and Smith does the rest.

TG Southee c Smith b Lyon 4 (10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

65.2
0
Lyon to Southee, no run, gets well forward and blocks
65.1
0
Lyon to Southee, no run, tossed up on middle, defended back

END OF OVER:
65 | 7 Runs | NZ: 171/9

  • Tim Southee4 (7b)
  • Lockie Ferguson1 (7b)
  • Mitchell Starc14-5-45-4
  • Pat Cummins19-6-31-2
64.6
1
Starc to Southee, 1 run, bunt this gently into the off side, wide of cover as they jog through
64.5
1
Starc to Ferguson, 1 run, eased between gully and point to get off the mark
64.4
0
Starc to Ferguson, no run, yorker-length on the stumps, squirted back

New Zealand 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st6JA RavalTWM Latham
2nd15KS WilliamsonTWM Latham
3rd36LRPL TaylorTWM Latham
4th0TWM LathamHM Nicholls
5th41BJ WatlingHM Nicholls
6th56C de GrandhommeBJ Watling
7th0BJ WatlingMJ Santner
8th0TG SoutheeMJ Santner
9th9TG SoutheeN Wagner
10th8TG SoutheeLH Ferguson