Trans-Tasman Trophy - 2nd Test

Australia v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 7 runs

Overs 0-50

Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptill are making their way out. Slightly overcast out there. What a lovely ground. Pattinson, James not Darren, will kick things off for Australia. McCullum will take strike. Three slips and a gully. There's also a short leg

Matt joins in from New Zealand: "I must say, I am genuinely excited as an NZ supporter. Yes, I know this may be stating the obvious, but if Mccullum can stick around for a couple of sessions, he WILL have a big hundred. And I'm sure he'll have taken some inspiration from his slightly more successful slam bam mate Virender Sehwag - it is possible to get a huge score without playing stupid shots - a la the first test. Good luck Brendon Mccullum and the rest of the team - I'll be happy if the game is still on on Tuesday..."

Wilko: "The only thing missing from that picture is cows and sheep who should be grazing!"

Dr.Jones: "There once was a legend, Vettori, whose absence made NZ go awry. He was vision impaired, but he always dared, and now NZ cries for he." Wearing glasses doesn't mean he has an "impaired" vision, but we'll let that go for rhyming purposes

Here's a bit more on Vettori from Brydon Coverdale, our man at the ground: "Vettori arrived at the ground with hamstring tightness and aggravated it during the warm-up, to the point where he felt he couldn't play. It's too early yet to know the extent of the injury". It's his left hamstring.

Tony: "I'm not surprised Vettori was overlooked from 1882 to 1986. Back then he was still fine tuning his arm ball."

Simon: "The wicket looks like something I played on back in my days of Under 16's for Randwick. Unbelievably Green."

Smudgeon: "Ah, test cricket back in Tassie. Nice. The Kiwis might feel a little more at home here, but I don't think they should expect an easy run from the young'uns in the Aussie camp." They'd be wise not to expect an easy run, did you look at the pitch?

I like Tommy J's sense of humour: "Statsguru has put my mind at ease. NZ have won only 31% of their Tests with Vettori in the side. From 1982 - 1986 (when Vettori was constantly overlooked by ageist selectors) we won 38% of our Tests. So we might be better off!"

Wonder why I'd been thinking of Darren Pattinson. Thanks for pointing it out.

Hayden: "After discussing how Vettori is not playing, Ross Taylor looks so disappointed that he lost the toss (thus having to bat). It almost as if he is going to cry." Just have a look at the track here: this picture was taken yesterday.

Toss: Australia have won the toss and decided to field. Not surprising, given the greenish shade on the pitch. Australia are fielding an unchanged side. Big blow to New Zealand. Daniel Vettori isn't playing, he's been replaced by left-arm seamer Trent Boult, who'll be making his international debut. It appears Vettori has a muscle strain, his absence weakens New Zealand significantly. Will confirm the exact nature of the injury as we have more details.

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the second Test between Australia and New Zealand being played in Hobart. Australia lost several players to injury ahead of the first test at the Gabba but that didn't stop them from thumping their neighbours by nine wickets, thanks to an impressive debut for James Pattinson preceded by a slightly fortuitous century from Michael Clarke. Ross Taylor has promised a more determined and disciplined effort from his batsmen this time around, so let's see how his team shapes up. We're just minutes away from the toss, but do read Dan Brettig's preview to this game in the meantime.

0.1

Pattinson to McCullum, no run, nipped back in, good bounce for Pattinson and it raps McCullum on the thighs as he surprisingly lets that go, was heading for his thigh and he decided not to play at it

0.2

Pattinson to McCullum, 3 runs, swung in from Pattinson and New Zealand are away, was pitched on a length, McCullum stepped forward and square-drove it through point for three runs

0.3

Pattinson to Guptill, 1 run, Guptill's off the mark, angling in towards middle and this one seems to hold its line, he taps it in front of mid-off and sets off for a single

0.4

Pattinson to McCullum, no run, beaten, shaped away just a hint, drew McCullum forward with a fullish delivery, the batsman went for the drive and it just missed the outside edge as it nipped away

0.5

Pattinson to McCullum, no run, a bit more width this time, moving away after pitching once again, McCullum shoulders arms to that one

0.6

Pattinson to McCullum, 4 leg byes, struck him hard on the shoulders as McCullum was trying to evade that, banged in short on leg stump and McCullum tried to get out of the way, the deflection off the shoulder took it to the fine-leg boundary

End of over 1 (8 runs) New Zealand 8/0
BB McCullum    3* (5b)      JL Pattinson    1-0-4-0
MJ Guptill    1* (1b)     

Won't read too much into just the first over but some decent movement straightaway for Pattinson. Prodigious swing in overcast conditions still awaited. Siddle runs in

1.1

Siddle to Guptill, 2 runs, angling in towards middle, gets forward, closes the face and turns it past midwicket for a couple of runs

1.2

Siddle to Guptill, OUT, Siddle strikes! What a beauty! Just the right amount of movement, a hint of away movement after pitching on a good length on middle, Guptill played inside the line to that one, driving forward and nicked it straight to the keeper

MJ Guptill c †Haddin b Siddle 3 (7m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

In comes Jesse Ryder, a promotion

Short leg in place

1.3

Siddle to Ryder, no run, gets an inside edge onto the pads and lands wide of short leg, goodish length again, steps forward and turns the face just a hint

1.4

Siddle to Ryder, no run, beaten through the gate, that nipped back in from a good length outside off and Ryder, playing a little outside the line, was almost done in by the movement

1.5

Siddle to Ryder, no run, angles this one away from the batsman, a bit more width on this one and Ryder just leaves it alone

1.6

Siddle to Ryder, no run, goodish length on the off, gets forward to the pitch and defends it towards cover

End of over 2 (2 runs) New Zealand 10/1
JD Ryder    0* (4b)      PM Siddle    1-0-2-1
BB McCullum    3* (5b)      JL Pattinson    1-0-4-0

Ben Thomson: "I see the Phatom has moved up the order to 9, lets hope Australia makes quick work of our batsmen so the real show can begin." Hahaa, no way he's batting there, though that may be the case on the scorecard for the time being.

2.1

Pattinson to McCullum, no run, ooh, tempting, driving length, full outside off and getting it to move away, there was a bit of away swing on that one as well, McCullum let it go

2.2

Pattinson to McCullum, no run, good length on the off stump, gets front and across and defends it into the leg side

2.3

Pattinson to McCullum, no run, firing it on middle and off, pitched up, McCullum gets forward and defends it to extra cover

2.4

Pattinson to McCullum, 1 run, inside edge, did that come back in? McCullum stepped forward to a fullish delivery and it took the inside edge and didn't evade the leg stump by much

2.5

Pattinson to Ryder, no run, bowled it full outside off, Ryder got forward and patted it towards extra cover

Dylan: "I appreciate the optimism off supporters like Matt and players like Ross Taylor, I really do. But I think we'll soon see the difference between talking about sticking around for a couple of sessions and making quick fire hundreds and executing it in test cricket is significant."

2.6

Pattinson to Ryder, OUT, appeal for lbw, Clarke has called for a review, swung in and rapped Ryder on the pads near leg stump, the bat made contact with the pad as Ryder was trying to close the face on that fullish delivery. Hot Spot left the mark but to me it seems it was the bat making contact with the pad and not the inside edge but it's what the umpire thinks that counts. Ball-tracking shows the impact was in line with the stumps and the ball would have gone on to hit leg stump. Nigel Llong reverses his decision, it's out and Ryder has to walk back.

JD Ryder lbw b Pattinson 0 (10m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Hot Spot did show a mark on the bat but further replays showed that the bat made contact with the pad, and it seemed some distance away from the ball.

End of over 3 (1 run) New Zealand 11/2
     JL Pattinson    2-0-5-1
BB McCullum    4* (9b)      PM Siddle    1-0-2-1

3.1

Siddle to McCullum, 1 run, pitched up outside off, opens the face and guides it towards point

Ross Taylor's the new man

3.2

Siddle to Taylor, 1 run, around a good length on middle and off, is a bit late in bringing his bat to that, gets a thick inside edge behind short leg for a single

3.3

Siddle to McCullum, no run, excellent carry, short of a good length and takes off from the pitch, McCullum shoulders arms to that one

3.4

Siddle to McCullum, no run, angling in towards leg stump and was probably going further down, struck on the pads, may have been some bat involved as well

3.5

Siddle to McCullum, no run, appeal for lbw, that one nipped back in from a good length outside off, McCullum got outside the line to defend that and though it would have gone on to hit the stumps, the impact was outside the line

3.6

Siddle to McCullum, no run, this one goes the other way, around a good length and nips away and McCullum lets it go

End of over 4 (2 runs) New Zealand 13/2
BB McCullum    5* (14b)      PM Siddle    2-0-4-1
LRPL Taylor    1* (1b)      JL Pattinson    2-0-5-1

4.1

Pattinson to Taylor, no run, absolutely plumb, but for an inside edge, Pattinson angled that in towards middle and Taylor, trying to close the face just a hint, got a thick inside edge onto the pads

4.2

Pattinson to Taylor, no run, swung away this time, full, juicy delivery outside off but Taylor doesn't want to do anything with it

Mark Taylor on TV commentary thinks there may have been an inside edge with regards to the Ryder dismissal, or enough doubt not to give it out

4.3

Pattinson to Taylor, no run

4.4

Pattinson to Taylor, no run, bowled it fullish outside off and that one shaped away, he left it alone

4.5

Pattinson to Taylor, no run, full outside off and shaping away once again, Taylor lets that go

4.6

Pattinson to Taylor, 5 no balls, this one is fired down the leg side and moved way further down, it was also a no-ball, the wicketkeeper had no chance

Dead ball, Pattinson bowled an away-nipper but Taylor backed out of that one. A problem with someone moving across the sightscreen perhaps

4.6

Pattinson to Taylor, no run, similar delivery, bowled it on a good length outside off and he shouldered arms to that one

End of over 5 (5 runs) New Zealand 18/2
LRPL Taylor    1* (8b)      JL Pattinson    3-0-10-1
BB McCullum    5* (14b)      PM Siddle    2-0-4-1

5.1

Siddle to McCullum, no run, bowled it full on middle, gets forward and pushes it towards mid-off off the front foot

5.2

Siddle to McCullum, no run, what a nipper, short of a good length on the off stump and moved away, not much but just enough to unsettle McCullum, he had no choice but to play at that one and was lucky not to edge it

5.3

Siddle to McCullum, no run, ooh, McCullum closed the face on that one and got a leading edge as it moved away, pitched on leg and moved towards middle

5.4

Siddle to McCullum, no run, Siddle's looking good, this one came back in and thudded into McCullum's thighs, he was looking to leave it alone and it came back in sharply

5.5

Siddle to McCullum, 1 leg bye, will be happy to get off strike, turned the face on that straightish delivery to pick a single past short leg

McCullum didn't look a happy man after being struck the previous delivery

5.6

Siddle to Taylor, 2 runs, A single for Taylor as well as he turns it past short leg for one more

End of over 6 (3 runs) New Zealand 21/2
LRPL Taylor    3* (9b)      PM Siddle    3-0-6-1
BB McCullum    5* (19b)      JL Pattinson    3-0-10-1

6.1

Pattinson to McCullum, 1 run, bowled it short on middle and leg, played it down this time, got back and fended it behind short leg on the leg side for a single

6.2

Pattinson to Taylor, no run, short of a good length on the off, Taylor withdraws his bat from that one, just a hint outside off and he didn't poke at that one

6.3

Pattinson to Taylor, no run, slightly short on middle and leg, strikes Taylor high on the pads as he gets back to turn that square, popped up and landed on the side of the stumps

6.4

Pattinson to Taylor, no run, pitched up on middle and Taylor offers the straight bat to that one, gets across a hint and pushes it towards mid-on

6.5

Pattinson to Taylor, no run, bowled on a good length outside off, shaping away and he lets it go

6.6

Pattinson to Taylor, 3 runs, fired it on middle and leg and Taylor picks up some easy runs, clipping it through square leg into the deep for a few runs

End of over 7 (4 runs) New Zealand 25/2
LRPL Taylor    6* (14b)      JL Pattinson    4-0-14-1
BB McCullum    6* (20b)      PM Siddle    3-0-6-1

Rewi: "How would the pad leave such a small, round mark on the bat?

There's only one object that could leave that shape on the bat. Whether it hit before or after hitting the pad is the doubt. To me that doubt is enough." That was Taylor's argument as well, that there was enough doubt. But to me there didn't appear to be any deflection, and the replays clearly showed the bat hitting the pad

7.1

Siddle to Taylor, no run, Consistent lines here, just in the channel outside off and he lets it be

7.2

Siddle to Taylor, no run, another good length delivery outside off, shoulders arms to that one as well

7.3

Siddle to Taylor, no run, fullish on middle, drives it towards mid-on, soundly, but straight to the fielder

7.4

Siddle to Taylor, OUT, Siddle strikes again, the umpire gives it out and Taylor calls for the review. Landed on a good length outside off stump and nipped back in sharply, Taylor didn't read it well, opted to leave and was struck on the pads, the umpire gave it out immediately once the appeal was made but Taylor wasn't convinced. Called for a review, thinking it may have gone over the stumps but ball-tracking shows the ball would have taken off the bails. It's the umpire's call, and he upholds the decision. Three down, New Zealand are in trouble.

LRPL Taylor lbw b Siddle 6 (22m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Kane Williamson walks in

7.5

Siddle to Williamson, no run, bowls it full, almost yorker length on middle, Williamson does a good job digging it out into the leg side

7.6

Siddle to Williamson, no run, ooh, swinging in, pitched on a length on the off and moved in a hint further, defended with bat close to pad towards point

End of over 8 (wicket maiden) New Zealand 25/3
KS Williamson    0* (2b)      PM Siddle    4-1-6-2
BB McCullum    6* (20b)      JL Pattinson    4-0-14-1

Rohan: "I disagree with the fact that the bat hit the pad. If you look at the replay you'll see the whole bottom half of the bat touching the pad and the hotspot doesn't bring that up. But it brings up a mark which is generally similar to ones the ball makes. I think Ryder is a bit hard done by." There'll be more light on this hopefully after the day ends. Meanwhile, Starc runs in

8.1

Starc to McCullum, no run, Starc bangs that short outside off and it angles away, left alone and Haddin takes it to his right

8.2

Starc to McCullum, 1 leg bye, a potentially lethal delivery, swung in and almost landed on yorker length, got his bat down in time and turned it past short leg for a single

8.3

Starc to Williamson, no run, short of a good length on middle, nipped back in and struck him on the thigh

8.4

Starc to Williamson, no run, good length and nipping in towards middle, gets forward, a good stride out, and defends it towards mid-off

8.5

Starc to Williamson, no run, short of a good length outside off, leaves it alone, shoulders arms to that one

8.6

Starc to Williamson, no run, bowled it full outside off, a touch too wide that one and he doesn't bother playing that one

End of over 9 (1 run, maiden) New Zealand 26/3
KS Williamson    0* (6b)      MA Starc    1-1-0-0
BB McCullum    6* (22b)      PM Siddle    4-1-6-2

9.1

Siddle to McCullum, 1 run, gets forward to that good length delivery and he pushed it towards cover

9.2

Siddle to Williamson, no run, short of a good length outside off, moved away, left that one alone to the keeper

9.3

Siddle to Williamson, no run, angling it in towards middle, gets behind the line of the ball nicely and defends it solidly towards mid-on

9.4

Siddle to Williamson, no run, pushed it full on middle, drives it down the ground to mid-on, firmly struck

9.5

Siddle to Williamson, no run, drops it short and it goes down the leg side, Williamson does well to let it go

9.6

Siddle to Williamson, FOUR, ooh, almost caught-behind, a clear inside edge, bowled it on a length and got it to move in, he went for the drive, played a little outside the line to that one, got an inside edge and Haddin flew to his left but couldn't get to it, a full-stretch dive that but it just evaded him

End of over 10 (5 runs) New Zealand 31/3
KS Williamson    4* (11b 1x4)      PM Siddle    5-1-11-2
BB McCullum    7* (23b)      MA Starc    1-1-0-0

10.1

Starc to McCullum, 1 run, full toss from Starc and McCullum punches that back down the pitch, straight into the stumps at the non-striker's end, just the single

10.2

Starc to Williamson, no run, pushed it full on the off, drove it solidly off the front foot to mid-off

10.3

Starc to Williamson, no run, goodish length outside off and shapes away further, left alone to the keeper

10.4

Starc to Williamson, 3 runs, another full toss from Starc and this one is dealt with more harshly, not quite dispatched but that's square-driven through the off side for three more runs

10.5

Starc to McCullum, no run, bowled around a good length outside off and he lets that through, shouldering arms

10.6

Starc to McCullum, no run, in the channel outside off stump, came back in just a touch but he let that go comfortably

End of over 11 (4 runs) New Zealand 35/3
BB McCullum    8* (26b)      MA Starc    2-1-4-0
KS Williamson    7* (14b 1x4)      PM Siddle    5-1-11-2

11.1

Siddle to Williamson, no run, short of a good length outside off, bowled at 143.7kmph, nice carry through to the keeper, leaves it be

11.2

Siddle to Williamson, 1 run, angling in towards middle, turns the face slightly to get it behind square leg into the deep for a single

11.3

Siddle to McCullum, no run, sharp movement away after pitching, around 143kmph, back of a length there and McCullum initially wanted to poke at it but withdrew at the last moment

11.4

Siddle to McCullum, no run, shaping away again, a touch fuller from Siddle and McCullum shouldered arms to that one

11.5

Siddle to McCullum, no run, beaten, drew him forward there, angling in on the off stump and then getting it to nip away just a hint, McCullum was clueless against that

11.6

Siddle to McCullum, no run, bowled it full on the off, driven straight towards mid-off, time for drinks

It's been an eventful first hour, exciting cricket and plenty of fun for the bowlers as far as far as the conditions are concerned. Lots of nip and movement both ways, limited amount of swing but enough assistance to trouble the batsmen. Opinion is still divided on the Ryder call.

End of over 12 (1 run) New Zealand 36/3
BB McCullum    8* (30b)      PM Siddle    6-1-12-2
KS Williamson    8* (16b 1x4)      MA Starc    2-1-4-0

12.1

Starc to Williamson, no run, Starc almost had him there, back of a length outside off and Williamson played at that one but with soft hands and tried to play it down, landed just short of Phil Hughes at third slip

12.2

Starc to Williamson, 2 runs, aiming at a yorker length, Williamson managed to dig that out into the leg side past midwicket for a couple of runs

12.3

Starc to Williamson, no run, goodish length outside off, nipped back in and he shouldered arms to that one

12.4

Starc to Williamson, no run, swing there for Starc and nips back in even further, Williamson gets forward, watches it land on a length and leaves it alone

12.5

Starc to Williamson, no run, bowled it fullish outside off, moving in again and he watches it through to the keeper

12.6

Starc to Williamson, 1 leg bye, some inward swing, lands on leg stump and he tries to work that away, struck on the thighs, a leg-bye behind square

End of over 13 (3 runs) New Zealand 39/3
KS Williamson    10* (22b 1x4)      MA Starc    3-1-6-0
BB McCullum    8* (30b)      PM Siddle    6-1-12-2

Pattinson comes back

13.1

Pattinson to Williamson, no run, bowled it full on the off, reaches forward and drives it with a lunge towards mid-off

13.2

Pattinson to Williamson, 2 runs, bowled at 142.3 kmph on leg stump, turned away through square leg into the deep for a couple of runs

13.3

Pattinson to Williamson, FOUR, Williamson played at that one but didn't go hard at that one, it got the outside edge as it moved away, along the ground, through the slips and gully

13.4

Pattinson to Williamson, no run, good length and a touch too wide, moved away further, left it alone

13.5

Pattinson to Williamson, 1 run, bowled it full on the off, pushed it firmly wide of mid-off for a quick single

13.6

Pattinson to McCullum, no run, pitches it on a length outside off and McCullum watches it nip away and land in the keeper's gloves

End of over 14 (7 runs) New Zealand 46/3
BB McCullum    8* (31b)      JL Pattinson    5-0-21-1
KS Williamson    17* (27b 2x4)      MA Starc    3-1-6-0

14.1

Starc to Williamson, no run, pitches it on a good length outside off, shaping away and Williamson lets it go

14.2

Starc to Williamson, no run, swinging in this time, got front and across to turn it towards midwicket but was struck on the pads, would have been going down

14.3

Starc to Williamson, no run, bowls it on a good length outside off, gets forward and pushes it towards cover

14.4

Starc to Williamson, no run, in the corridor on a driving length but Williamson isn't falling for it, leaves it through

14.5

Starc to Williamson, no run, short of a good length and got a bit of away movement there, a slight poke and it just beats the outside edge

14.6

Starc to Williamson, no run, around a good length on the off, gets forward and defends it solidly into the off side

End of over 15 (maiden) New Zealand 46/3
KS Williamson    17* (33b 2x4)      MA Starc    4-2-6-0
BB McCullum    8* (31b)      JL Pattinson    5-0-21-1

15.1

Pattinson to McCullum, no run, beaten, pitching it on a good length and he gets forward to force it throgh the covers, the ball moves away to just escape the outside edge

15.2

Pattinson to McCullum, no run, banged in short outside leg stump and he doesn't worry about chasing that

Morgan: "There once was a bowler named Peter Who wasn't fancied as a world beater Still he takes some scalps Has a good "Howzat" Yelp And performs when the pitch is greener!"

15.3

Pattinson to McCullum, no run, around a good length outside off, a bit of away nip once again, leaves it alone

15.4

Pattinson to McCullum, no run, a bit wide this time and more reason for McCullum to not chase it down

15.5

Pattinson to McCullum, no run, short and way too wide again, moves away and McCullum leaves that alone as well

15.6

Pattinson to McCullum, no run, bowls it on a good length outside off, moving away again, leaves it be

End of over 16 (maiden) New Zealand 46/3
BB McCullum    8* (37b)      JL Pattinson    6-1-21-1
KS Williamson    17* (33b 2x4)      MA Starc    4-2-6-0

16.1

Starc to Williamson, no run, pitches it up on the off, Williamson drives it back towards the bowler

16.2

Starc to Williamson, no run, short of a good length outside off, moving away and he allows that to go through

16.3

Starc to Williamson, no run, gets this one to nip back in, lands on a good length and he defends it off the back foot into the off side

16.4

Starc to Williamson, no run, slightly short but down the leg side, moves further down and he doesn't play at that one

16.5

Starc to Williamson, 2 runs, a bit of inswing there and it's a touch too straight, turned away through square leg for a couple of runs

16.6

Starc to Williamson, no run, short of a good length outside off, some inward movement but Williamson deals with it easily, leaving it alone

End of over 17 (2 runs) New Zealand 48/3
KS Williamson    19* (39b 2x4)      MA Starc    5-2-8-0
BB McCullum    8* (37b)      JL Pattinson    6-1-21-1

Chip: "I'm wearing beige brigade to our 80's Xmas party tonight. I'd prefer not to be laughed and pointed at on entry. Come on BlackCaps!"

17.1

Pattinson to McCullum, FOUR, edged and four! McCullum's been quite determined today but risked his wicket going after that one, pitched up and it moved away, he was looking to flay it through the covers, got a thick edge and it flew between third slip and gully

17.2

Pattinson to McCullum, no run, took his bottom-hand off that one as it was angled in, gets front and across and plays it towards point

17.3

Pattinson to McCullum, no run, bowled it full on the pads, missed out there did McCullum, tried to clip it down fine but was struck on the pads

17.4

Pattinson to McCullum, no run, back of a length outside off, rocks back and plays it down with soft hands towards point

17.5

Pattinson to McCullum, no run, hurls it full on middle and he clips it sweetly but straight to Khawaja at square leg

17.6

Pattinson to McCullum, FOUR, a convincing drive from McCullum fetches him a boundary, pitched up and he leaned forward to push that firmly past a diving mid-off

End of over 18 (8 runs) New Zealand 56/3
BB McCullum    16* (43b 2x4)      JL Pattinson    7-1-29-1
KS Williamson    19* (39b 2x4)      MA Starc    5-2-8-0

18.1

Starc to Williamson, no run, bowled it on a good length on the off, gets front and across and defends it towards midwicket

18.2

Starc to Williamson, OUT, caught-behind, caught down the leg side, a fortunate breakthrough for Starc, clear impact with the bat, down the leg side and Williamson chased it, trying to glance it down to the fine-leg boundary, made contact but it wasn't far enough from Haddin who dived to his left to complete a good catch, four down now

KS Williamson c †Haddin b Starc 19 (49m 41b 2x4 0x6) SR: 46.34

These two had worked hard to get this far, looked determined and were getting a move-on in testing conditions. The innings didn't stagnate with three wickets down while this pair was batting, but an unusual way to get out for Williamson.

Brownlie walks in

18.3

Starc to Brownlie, no run, nips back in sharply and raps him on the thigh, it's caught between his legs for a second or two before he lets it go

18.4

Starc to Brownlie, no run, swinging in again and it's caught him on the pads but there was a slight inside edge it seemed as he walked across to play that through the leg side

18.5

Starc to Brownlie, FOUR, short ball from Starc and he latches onto that one, stands tall and cuts it hard through point for a boundary

18.6

Starc to Brownlie, no run, another attempt at a wicket down the leg side, not happening, he lets it be

End of over 19 (4 runs) New Zealand 60/4
DG Brownlie    4* (4b 1x4)      MA Starc    6-2-12-1
BB McCullum    16* (43b 2x4)      JL Pattinson    7-1-29-1

19.1

Pattinson to McCullum, OUT, McCullum has to go, Australia completely on top now, couldn't resist poking at a full, swinging, tempting delivery outside off that nipped away, it drew him into playing a shot and he got a faint nick straight to Haddin. All that patience and restraint and steel he'd displayed to get his far has been washed away

BB McCullum c †Haddin b Pattinson 16 (98m 44b 2x4 0x6) SR: 36.36

Lovely delivery from Pattinson there, an inviting delivery that pitched just on a length outside off and sucked McCullum in

Reece Young walks in

19.2

Pattinson to Young, no run

19.3

Pattinson to Young, no run, beaten, good length outside off and nipped away again, Young dabbed at that but was beaten

19.4

Pattinson to Young, no run, Young goes for the pull, banged in short outside off and he tried to dispatch that over midwicket, missed

19.5

Pattinson to Young, OUT, bowled'im! Young departs, angled in and then moved away and Young was shaping to leave that one alone after it pitched but ended up chopping it on just as he was doing it, six down and New Zealand are in tatters

RA Young b Pattinson 0 (2m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Bracewell comes in

19.6

Pattinson to Bracewell, no run, bowls it at 143.8kmph, short on leg stump, struck hard on the thighs and it drops just in front of short leg

End of over 20 (wicket maiden) New Zealand 60/6
DAJ Bracewell    0* (1b)      JL Pattinson    8-2-29-3
DG Brownlie    4* (4b 1x4)      MA Starc    6-2-12-1

Meety: "There once wa a bowler named Pattinson, Who's Victorian advice he jettisonned, He said with a Grin, "Its Hardly sunk in, I'm now Dad's best cricketer son"

20.1

Starc to Brownlie, no run, fullish outside off, moves in but wide enough for him to let it go

20.2

Starc to Brownlie, no run, bowled it on a good length on the off, gets forward and defends it back to the bowler

20.3

Starc to Brownlie, 2 runs, an inswinger, pitched up on middle, clipped through square leg into the deep for a couple of runs

Disco Bob: "There once was a chappie called Morgan, Whose conclusions were often foregone, He could rhyme scalp with yelp With limericks that can help, To get published in the cricinfo organ."

20.4

Starc to Brownlie, 2 runs, fullish on middle and he manages to drive that past midwicket into the deep for a couple more runs

20.5

Starc to Brownlie, FOUR, banged in short and he gives it the treatment, smashing it hard through point and cover for a boundary, plenty of width there and he didn't spare it

20.6

Starc to Brownlie, no run, nipped back in sharply from a good length on the off, chopped it down towards point

End of over 21 (8 runs) New Zealand 68/6
DG Brownlie    12* (10b 2x4)      MA Starc    7-2-20-1
DAJ Bracewell    0* (1b)      JL Pattinson    8-2-29-3

Nathan: "First letter of each word comprises the initialis of the NZ team in supposed batting order ( although how is Martin listed at 9..? ):

Mighty Good Bowling. Might Just Require Light To Kindly Wane. Defensive Blocking Rarely Yusful. Desparate Batting Challenge. Maybe They Should Thrash Blindly"

21.1

Pattinson to Bracewell, no run, shaping way and he leaves it alone outside off stump

21.2

Pattinson to Bracewell, no run, a touch closer to the stumps but still enough width for him to let go

21.3

Pattinson to Bracewell, no run, back of a length on the off, gets behind it nicely and defends it into the off side

The Hapless Boy Lard: "With the Aussie team shuffling its pack, The Kiwis did fancy a crack, But their fielding was lax, And the batting collapsed, So the question is who they should sack?"

21.4

Pattinson to Bracewell, no run, full outside off, in the slot and he drives it soundly towards mid-off, meaty strike but straight to the fielder

21.5

Pattinson to Bracewell, 1 wide, banged in short on middle and he ducks under that well, that was called a wide for unreachable height

21.5

Pattinson to Bracewell, no run, pitches it up outside off and this one moves away, leaves it alone to the keeper

21.6

Pattinson to Bracewell, no run, bangs it short on the off and it moves away, Bracewell ducks under that one as well

End of over 22 (1 run) New Zealand 69/6
DAJ Bracewell    0* (7b)      JL Pattinson    9-2-30-3
DG Brownlie    12* (10b 2x4)      MA Starc    7-2-20-1

Spin being introduced for the first time in this match, Lyon comes on. He has a slip in place

22.1

Lyon to Brownlie, no run, tossed up outside off, gets forward and drives it to extra cover

22.2

Lyon to Brownlie, no run, shortish on the off, turns in and he gets back to tap it into the leg side

22.3

Lyon to Brownlie, no run, floating it outside off, doesn't turn in much this time, leaves it alone

22.4

Lyon to Brownlie, FOUR, flighted and with width, in the slot and he reaches forward to crack that between cover and point for a boundary

22.5

Lyon to Brownlie, no run, brilliantly fielded by Warner at extra cover, not surprising, drilled past him and he dived full length to his right to stop that

22.6

Lyon to Brownlie, no run, rocks forward and defends it into the off side

End of over 23 (4 runs) New Zealand 73/6
DG Brownlie    16* (16b 3x4)      NM Lyon    1-0-4-0
DAJ Bracewell    0* (7b)      JL Pattinson    9-2-30-3

The last over before lunch

23.1

Pattinson to Bracewell, 1 run, drops it short on middle, gets on the back foot and turns it behind square for a single

23.2

Pattinson to Brownlie, FOUR, more runs, full on leg stump and he helps it past midwicket, nice, well timed drive through the vacant area on the leg side

23.3

Pattinson to Brownlie, no run, slides that one down the leg side

A lot less cloud cover now, much brighter in Hobart

23.4

Pattinson to Brownlie, 1 leg bye, tried to glance that one down, was down the leg side again, got a leg-bye as it deflected off the pads

23.5

Pattinson to Bracewell, FOUR, edged and four, short of a good length and he tried playing that off the back foot, didn't play it with soft hands but was fortunate it beat slip and gully

23.6

Pattinson to Bracewell, no run, angling in towards middle, gets on the back foot and knocks it down

It wasn't surprising when Clarke chose to field after winning the toss, though he perhaps may not have expected to go back to the dressing room at lunch in such a dominant position. There wasn't a huge amount of swing under overcast conditions but there was plenty of movement off the pitch and the Australian seamers cashed in. Williamson and McCullum put up a bit of a fight, but there was a limit to their patience and they fell to deliveries that they could have avoided playing. 24 overs in a session is not great going, but with six wickets falling, two of them to reviews, it's not wholly surprising. Join us at 1.10pm local time for the resumption.

Meanwhile, Jonathan: "There once was a team from New Zealand who batted as if they were Greenland They really were bad they made their fans mad Lance would have played better with one hand!"

Martin: "A young Ozzie bowler named Starc Bowled with a favourable arc So the Black Caps men Troubled the scorer's pen Often failing to get off the mark"

Reg Humphries: "I've been a Kiwi cricket fan for more than 72 years And suffered very few joys and an excess of tears Lived in Oz in the mid fifties, oh well When the saddest story I have to tell The Poms bundled the Black Caps for 26, pure Hell."

End of over 24 (10 runs) New Zealand 83/6
DAJ Bracewell    5* (10b 1x4)      JL Pattinson    10-2-39-3
DG Brownlie    20* (19b 4x4)      NM Lyon    1-0-4-0

Welcome back, folks. For those of you just tuning in, here's the lunch report from Dan Brettig. Lyon will start things off

24.1

Lyon to Brownlie, no run, turning in from outside off, punched away into the leg side

24.2

Lyon to Brownlie, no run, rocks onto the back foot and plays it towards midwicket

24.3

Lyon to Brownlie, no run, turns that one down towards midwicket

There is a slip and a short leg

24.4

Lyon to Brownlie, no run, tossed up outside off, gets forward and pushes it towards cover

24.5

Lyon to Brownlie, no run, getting some turn, lands on a length and turns in, gets a stride out and pushes that into the off side

24.6

Lyon to Brownlie, 1 run, flighted on the off and this one didn't turn in as much, played inside the line to that one, got a thick edge past slip for a single

End of over 25 (1 run) New Zealand 84/6
DG Brownlie    21* (25b 4x4)      NM Lyon    2-0-5-0
DAJ Bracewell    5* (10b 1x4)      JL Pattinson    10-2-39-3

Siddle runs in from the other end

25.1

Siddle to Brownlie, no run, bowled it on a good length outside off, a hint of away movement, leaves that alone

25.2

Siddle to Brownlie, no run, short of a length outside off, cuts it straight to point, chopped it down into the ground

25.3

Siddle to Brownlie, no run, back of a length outside off, a touch too wide as well, shoulders arms to that one

25.4

Siddle to Brownlie, no run, short of a good length outside off, this one holds its line, leaves it alone

Brian: "Like Reg Humphries', my cricketing memory goes back a long way....the first International I watched was NZ v Aus @ the Basin Resrve in 1946 - feel free to remind listeners what Lindwall. Miller,Toshack & co did to us then. It's been the story of my life. Brian Lynch"

25.5

Siddle to Brownlie, no run, back of a length and this one came back in, kept it down into the leg side, took his bottom-hand off there

25.6

Siddle to Brownlie, no run, ooh, went away this time, landed on a good length on the off and nipped away, a momentary poke from Brownlie, lucky not to nick it

End of over 26 (maiden) New Zealand 84/6
DG Brownlie    21* (31b 4x4)      PM Siddle    7-2-12-2
DAJ Bracewell    5* (10b 1x4)      NM Lyon    2-0-5-0

26.1

Lyon to Bracewell, no run, turn for Lyon, that pitched on middle and turned down further, Haddin collected it well down the leg side

A silly point, in addition to a short leg and slip

26.2

Lyon to Bracewell, no run, flighted outside off, gets forward, to the pitch, and defends it into the off side

26.3

Lyon to Bracewell, no run, flatter this time, turns in from short of a length and he defends it off the back foot

26.4

Lyon to Bracewell, no run, tossed up and much fuller, around a good length well outside off and turns in, leaves it alone

26.5

Lyon to Bracewell, no run, looping in towards the off stump, gets forward and taps it with bat close to pad

26.6

Lyon to Bracewell, no run, turns in sharply from a good length outside off, gets outside the line and drops it in front of silly poiny

End of over 27 (maiden) New Zealand 84/6
DAJ Bracewell    5* (16b 1x4)      NM Lyon    3-1-5-0
DG Brownlie    21* (31b 4x4)      PM Siddle    7-2-12-2

27.1

Siddle to Brownlie, 2 runs, pitched on a length outside off and he got a thick outside edge through point as he tried to drive that straight

27.2

Siddle to Brownlie, no run, short of a good length outside off, a loose shot outside off as he tries to stab that, doesn't make contact

27.3

Siddle to Brownlie, FOUR, nicely struck, a touch too straight from Siddle, lands full on middle and he drives that firmly past mid-on, sweetly struck, a good partnership so far from these two

27.4

Siddle to Brownlie, no run, an excellent reply, landed on a good length on the off and it just took off, nipped away sharply to beat the outside edge

27.5

Siddle to Brownlie, 3 runs, pitched on a good length and he's dealing with these ones confidently, steps forward and presents the straight bat, punching it down the ground for three more

27.6

Siddle to Bracewell, no run, targeting off stump, came back in, gets forward and plays it awkwardly behind square on the leg side

End of over 28 (9 runs) New Zealand 93/6
DAJ Bracewell    5* (17b 1x4)      PM Siddle    8-2-21-2
DG Brownlie    30* (36b 5x4)      NM Lyon    3-1-5-0

28.1

Lyon to Brownlie, no run, shortish on the off, gets on the back foot and punches it back to the bowler

28.2

Lyon to Brownlie, no run, flighted on the off stump, driven straight to midwicket

28.3

Lyon to Brownlie, no run, flighted on the off, gets to the pitch and defends it solidly into the leg side

28.4

Lyon to Brownlie, no run, tossed up on the off, driven straight towards mid-off

28.5

Lyon to Brownlie, no run, flatter on the off stump, does well to get to the pitch and knocks it towards midwicket

28.6

Lyon to Brownlie, no run, bowling it straight on middle, Brownlie blocks that solidly in front of forward short leg

End of over 29 (maiden) New Zealand 93/6
DG Brownlie    30* (42b 5x4)      NM Lyon    4-2-5-0
DAJ Bracewell    5* (17b 1x4)      PM Siddle    8-2-21-2

Rob O'Neill: "Comments: Are NZ only just above Zimbabwe in the world pecking order of cricket now? We are always judged as 'punching above our weight' but I think that is an illusion due to the more random nature of one-day and 20/20 cricket. Test cricket is showing us that NZ players do not have the right mentality for test cricket. It seems we have no batsmen who are happy to frustrate the bowlers by playing sensibly and within themselves."

29.1

Siddle to Bracewell, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets on the back foot and defends it to cover

29.2

Siddle to Bracewell, no run, drops it short, on the off stump, a touch too high but the umpire doesn't call that a wide

Jimmy: "If it makes the Kiwis feel better, I was of the age that I became interested in cricket just as Lillee, Marsh and Chappell retired and endured years of misery in the 80s watching Border trying to hold on for draws and saw Hadlee decimate us repeatedly. Kiwis had a very good team in those days with Wright, Edgar, Crowe, Rutherfood, Coney, Smith, Bracewell and so on."

29.3

Siddle to Bracewell, no run, this one didn't move, it held its line, good length outside off and he defended inside the line to that one, perhaps expecting it to nip in, missed

29.4

Siddle to Bracewell, 1 run, pushed it full on the off stump, played it wide of mid-off for a quick single

29.5

Siddle to Brownlie, no run, short of a good length on the off, right back in the crease and defended to extra cover

29.6

Siddle to Brownlie, no run, beaten again, short of a good length and it nips away, he's shaping up to defend it off the back foot but is almost done in by the movement

End of over 30 (1 run) New Zealand 94/6
DG Brownlie    30* (44b 5x4)      PM Siddle    9-2-22-2
DAJ Bracewell    6* (21b 1x4)      NM Lyon    4-2-5-0

30.1

Lyon to Bracewell, no run, tossed up outside off, gets forward, to the pitch, and defends it to point

30.2

Lyon to Bracewell, no run, turns in from the off stump and strikes him on the thighs as he tries to work that square

30.3

Lyon to Bracewell, FOUR, Bracewell goes after that one, flighted well outside off, reaches for it, gets to the pitch and drives it elegantly through the covers

30.4

Lyon to Bracewell, no run, quicker through the air and flatter, short and wide, reaches for a cut, it doesn't turn, misses

30.5

Lyon to Bracewell, no run, rapped on the pads but that was going down leg, landed full and he tried to work that square but missed

30.6

Lyon to Bracewell, no run, flat, bowled on a good length outside off and it holds its line, left alone

End of over 31 (4 runs) New Zealand 98/6
DAJ Bracewell    10* (27b 2x4)      NM Lyon    5-2-9-0
DG Brownlie    30* (44b 5x4)      PM Siddle    9-2-22-2

31.1

Siddle to Brownlie, no run, bowling it on a good length on the off stump, gets forward and taps it towards extra cover

31.2

Siddle to Brownlie, no run, shortish on middle, rocks on the back foot and knocks it towards midwicket

31.3

Siddle to Brownlie, no run, firmly struck, pitched on a good length and he struck it through the line to mid-off

31.4

Siddle to Brownlie, no run, banged in short outside off and Brownlie sways out of the way from that one

31.5

Siddle to Brownlie, no run, dropped it short on middle, gets on the back foot and taps it down into the off side

31.6

Siddle to Brownlie, no run, fishing for that one outside off stump, nipped away and he had a flirtatious poke at that one, was lucky not to edge it though he pretended to withdraw

End of over 32 (maiden) New Zealand 98/6
DG Brownlie    30* (50b 5x4)      PM Siddle    10-3-22-2
DAJ Bracewell    10* (27b 2x4)      NM Lyon    5-2-9-0

Lyon has two slips now, and comes round the wicket

32.1

Lyon to Bracewell, no run

32.2

Lyon to Bracewell, no run, angles it away from the right hander, this one holds its line, left alone

32.3

Lyon to Bracewell, no run, turning in just a hint, gets forward, outside the line and defends it on the pitch

There's also a short leg in place

32.4

Lyon to Bracewell, no run, floating it around off and middle, gets forward and taps it into the leg side

32.5

Lyon to Bracewell, no run, tossed up on the off stump, driven straight towards mid-off

32.6

Lyon to Bracewell, no run, gets front and across and turns it towards short leg

End of over 33 (maiden) New Zealand 98/6
DAJ Bracewell    10* (33b 2x4)      NM Lyon    6-3-9-0
DG Brownlie    30* (50b 5x4)      PM Siddle    10-3-22-2

Nathan: "Comments: @Jimmy - thank you but it doesn't make an avid Black Caps supporter feel any better, watching NZ test cricket over the last 15 years has been depressing, frustrating and down right tough and unenjoyable. There have been few bright lights in decades of test gloom. Our batsmen do not know the meaning of patience and that you do not have to score at even 3 an over."

33.1

Siddle to Brownlie, FOUR, lovely timing, Brownlie's been good at dispatching those, full on middle and leg and he flicks that away through midwicket, easy pickings and he's been good at ensuring they don't go to waste

33.2

Siddle to Brownlie, 1 run, back of a length, rocks back and punches it past the bowler, between mid-on and mid-off for a single

33.3

Siddle to Bracewell, no run, drops it short outside off, Bracewell sways out of the way from that one

33.4

Siddle to Bracewell, no run, short of a good length on the off, tries to knock that into the off side, gets an inside edge onto the pads

33.5

Siddle to Bracewell, 2 runs, too straight from Siddle and that's worked away through square leg into the deep for a couple of runs

33.6

Siddle to Bracewell, OUT, Siddle strikes again, another promising stand broken, Bracewell had hung in at one end, supporting his more fluent partner, but was tempted into driving at a perfectly pitched-up delivery outside off that moved away, got a healthy edge straight to Clarke at first slip

DAJ Bracewell c Clarke b Siddle 12 (52m 37b 2x4 0x6) SR: 32.43

End of over 34 (7 runs) New Zealand 105/7
     PM Siddle    11-3-29-3
DG Brownlie    35* (52b 6x4)      NM Lyon    6-3-9-0

Tim Southee walks in, I've seen him belt a few before

34.1

Lyon to Brownlie, no run, Brownlie's solid, getting onto the back foot to play it towards mid-on

34.2

Lyon to Brownlie, no run, rocks onto the back foot again to play it towards short leg

34.3

Lyon to Brownlie, no run, flat, gets outside the line to that one and defends it towards silly point

34.4

Lyon to Brownlie, no run, pitched up, flighted, struck hard into the ground as he plays it back to the bowler

34.5

Lyon to Brownlie, no run, floating it full on the off, gets a big stride out and defends it back to the bowler

34.6

Lyon to Brownlie, no run, goodish length outside off stump, defends it into the off side by getting to the pitch

End of over 35 (maiden) New Zealand 105/7
DG Brownlie    35* (58b 6x4)      NM Lyon    7-4-9-0
TG Southee    0* (0b)      PM Siddle    11-3-29-3

Mark: "Part of the problem Rob is that NZ play so few tests. The teams at the top of the rankings are playing 2-3 times the number of tests. As there has been the move to short tours with hardly any first class games there is no opportunity for other players to get the exposure and develop. For those who just play tests at international level it is near impossible to get to a good standard. Chris Martin does amazingly well since the only international exposure he gets every year is generally a handful of tests and one or two tour games if he is lucky."

35.1

Siddle to Southee, FOUR, Confusion in the slips, banged in short, Southee was taken completely by surprise and he tried to back away from that, took the outside edge and it went over first and second slip, Clarke and Ponting, both were undecided and unsure of who would go for it

35.2

Siddle to Southee, no run

35.3

Siddle to Southee, 2 runs, bowls it at 143.8kmph, straight on middle, it's flicked through square leg for a couple of runs

35.4

Siddle to Southee, no run, moved away to a full delivery and then decided to play it, the ball nipped away to beat the outside edge

35.5

Siddle to Southee, no run, short of a good length on middle, gets back and defends it down the pitch

35.6

Siddle to Southee, 1 leg bye, managed to keep that short ball down, went off the thigh, past a diving short leg, for a leg-bye into the leg side

End of over 36 (7 runs) New Zealand 112/7
TG Southee    6* (6b 1x4)      PM Siddle    12-3-35-3
DG Brownlie    35* (58b 6x4)      NM Lyon    7-4-9-0

Alan Perkins: "In response to Rob O'Neill, It seems to me that no-one has the mindset for test cricket any more. And it is such a shame. Watching Graeme Smith come out at the SCG with a broken hand and injured opposite elbow trying to save the test was a memory for life."

36.1

Lyon to Southee, no run, bowls it flat outside off, turning in, defended into the off side

36.2

Lyon to Southee, no run, tossed up on the off, pushed it back towards the bowler

36.3

Lyon to Southee, no run, tossed up on middle, gets front and across and works it towards midwicket

36.4

Lyon to Southee, no run, short of a good length on middle, dropped towards short leg

36.5

Lyon to Southee, no run, beaten by the one that went on straight, played inside the line expecting it to turn but it held its line

36.6

Lyon to Southee, FOUR, Southee gets some wood on that one, pitched outside off and there's a yawning gap in the off side, caresses it through the cover region for a boundary

End of over 37 (4 runs) New Zealand 116/7
TG Southee    10* (12b 2x4)      NM Lyon    8-4-13-0
DG Brownlie    35* (58b 6x4)      PM Siddle    12-3-35-3

37.1

Siddle to Brownlie, 1 leg bye, struck on the helmet, banged in short but it wasn't a bouncer, Brownlie perhaps misjudged the bounce there, struck on the back of the helmet as he tried to duck under, no damage done

Three slips, a short leg and also a square leg in pace for the short ball that Southee might tried to fend away

37.2

Siddle to Southee, no run, bangs it short outside off and he sways out of the way

37.3

Siddle to Southee, 1 run, defends it off the back foot, gets it past the bowler for a single

Mark: "Being a fan of Wade becoming the next wicketkeepr, I have to admit I've been very impressed with Haddin's keeping in this match so far, and in Brisbane too."

37.4

Siddle to Brownlie, FOUR, Brownlie continues to resist and what's more, he's picking off runs, short of a good length and he rises tall to punch it past mid-off, again, nicely timed

37.5

Siddle to Brownlie, 2 runs, in his preferred area on middle and leg this time, turned past midwicket for a couple of runs

37.6

Siddle to Brownlie, no run, back of a length outside off, nipped away sharply and went past the outside edge

End of over 38 (8 runs) New Zealand 124/7
DG Brownlie    41* (62b 7x4)      PM Siddle    13-3-42-3
TG Southee    11* (14b 2x4)      NM Lyon    8-4-13-0

Lyon's been given a rest, Starc runs in

38.1

Starc to Southee, no run, Southee continues to be peppered with short balls, he takes this one on the chest, banged in short and he's clearly bothered by it

38.2

Starc to Southee, no run, Starc gets that to move away after pitching on a good length, Southee stabbed loosely at that one and was beaten

38.3

Starc to Southee, no run, this one came back in, rocks forward and defends that one towards point

38.4

Starc to Southee, no run, drops that one short outside off stump, leaves that one alone does Southee

38.5

Starc to Southee, FOUR, Southee attacks, pitched on a length and he smacks that through the line over mid-off for a boundary, handy runs all of these

38.6

Starc to Southee, 2 byes, spat off the pitch from a good length and even Haddin couldn't get to it, bounced over him, got a glove to it to slow it down, two byes

End of over 39 (6 runs) New Zealand 130/7
TG Southee    15* (20b 3x4)      MA Starc    8-2-24-1
DG Brownlie    41* (62b 7x4)      PM Siddle    13-3-42-3

Pattinson is back

Bert Jones: "Brownlie seems to be playing the role that another Aussie export, Brendan Nash played for WI - solid slightly older player with steady strike rate that comes in and holds things together when the rest collapse around him, or to support others when the rest of the team occasionally get it together. Looks a good find!"

39.1

Pattinson to Brownlie, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets on the back foot and defends it into the off side

39.2

Pattinson to Brownlie, FOUR, Brownlie's driven well today, pitched on a good length and he cracks that through the line to beat the diving mid-on, four more, he's approaching his second half-century in as many games

39.3

Pattinson to Brownlie, no run, sharp movement back in towards the batsman from a good length, struck in the mid-riff off an inside edge

39.4

Pattinson to Brownlie, no run, bowled it full on middle, Brownlie tried to force that through midwicket, got an inside edge onto his pads

39.5

Pattinson to Brownlie, no run, back of a length on the off, punched towards cover off the back foot

39.6

Pattinson to Brownlie, no run, short of a good length, rocks back and taps it towards cover, time for drinks

New Zealand haven't done too badly this session, the solidity of Brownlie guiding them along. The seamers continue to generate movement off this track, though the sun is out and it might make batting a little easier.

End of over 40 (4 runs) New Zealand 134/7
DG Brownlie    45* (68b 8x4)      JL Pattinson    11-2-43-3
TG Southee    15* (20b 3x4)      MA Starc    8-2-24-1

Matt: "With all this Kiwi bashing going on, you'd think batting in test cricket was easy! Possessing Zen like patience is not the only requirement to batting well. The problem is that NZ just doesn't have enough good batsmen, not that they have batsmen who would be world beaters but for a poor temperament. For a country with a small population and a cricket association that is flat broke it's hard to expect the test team to do any better. Sad but true."

40.1

Starc to Southee, 2 runs, bowled it on middle, lots of vacant spaces in the leg side and Southee manages to squeeze this one into one of them for a couple of runs

40.2

Starc to Southee, no run, short of a good length on the off, knocked into the pads as he tried to defend that off the back foot

40.3

Starc to Southee, 1 leg bye, tries to turn it away past short leg, gets a single as it deflects off the pads

40.4

Starc to Brownlie, no run, nipped back in from a good length, Brownlie opts to play that off the back foot and gets an inside edge onto the pads

40.5

Starc to Brownlie, no run, slides that one well wide of off stump and Brownlie doesn't want to chase that

40.6

Starc to Brownlie, FOUR, pitched up outside off and he steers that past gully, has enough bat on it to earn a boundary and go to 49

End of over 41 (7 runs) New Zealand 141/7
DG Brownlie    49* (71b 9x4)      MA Starc    9-2-30-1
TG Southee    17* (23b 3x4)      JL Pattinson    11-2-43-3

41.1

Pattinson to Southee, no run, appeal for lbw, pitched on leg stump and moved away just a hint and clipped Southee's pads on the way to the keeper, Rauf shook his head and rightly so, would have gone over, Clarke didn't go for the review

41.2

Pattinson to Southee, no run, outside the off stump this time, more movement away from the batsman and he can't make contact

41.3

Pattinson to Southee, no run, this one held its line, angled in, bowled short of a good length on the off and Southee could only try to withdraw his bat, went over the stumps

41.4

Pattinson to Southee, no run, backs away completely, Southee doesn't want to play at these, short of a good length outside off and he gets out of the way

41.5

Pattinson to Southee, no run, has a stab at that one, short of a good length again, nips away to beat the outside edge for the umpteenth time

41.6

Pattinson to Southee, no run, beaten once more, bowled at 143.3kmph, nipped away and Southee could only poke at it

End of over 42 (maiden) New Zealand 141/7
TG Southee    17* (29b 3x4)      JL Pattinson    12-3-43-3
DG Brownlie    49* (71b 9x4)      MA Starc    9-2-30-1

Daniel Fernandes: "The impatience of most Test batsmen is also a result of the frenetic pace of modern life. People are growing up in a society where patience is not a virtue and where it is more important to do things quickly rather than slowly. This is then reflected in Test cricket and the need to score quick runs particularly if no runs have been scored for some time."

42.1

Starc to Brownlie, no run, short of a good length on the off, comes back in, Brownlie defends that to extra cover

42.2

Starc to Brownlie, no run, pushed it full outside off, mistimes an attempted drive to mid-off

42.3

Starc to Brownlie, no run, squared him up, good length on the off stump and moved away sharply, Brownlie was shaping up to turn the face and play it into the leg side and the movement took him by surprise

42.4

Starc to Brownlie, no run, crunching drive down the ground but straight to mid-off this time

42.5

Starc to Brownlie, no run, dropped it short and Brownlie went for the pull, was struck hard on the thigh

42.6

Starc to Brownlie, 1 leg bye, swinging in this time, lands on leg stump and goes further down, Brownlie misses out on a chance to glance that fine, gets a leg-bye instead

End of over 43 (1 run, maiden) New Zealand 142/7
DG Brownlie    49* (77b 9x4)      MA Starc    10-3-30-1
TG Southee    17* (29b 3x4)      JL Pattinson    12-3-43-3

43.1

Pattinson to Brownlie, no run, back of a length on the off, Brownlie keeps that down by playing with a loose bottom-hand, played it towards gully

43.2

Pattinson to Brownlie, no run, pitched up on the off stump and that's driven hard but straight to mid-off

43.3

Pattinson to Brownlie, 3 runs, reaches his half-century with a crunching drive through extra cover, good length and that was timed beautifully, three more, a fighting innings from Brownlie while the others have been struggling, importantly he's not let go off scoring opportunites

43.4

Pattinson to Southee, no run

43.5

Pattinson to Southee, 1 run, a full toss that's swinging away, tapped into the off side for a quick single

43.6

Pattinson to Brownlie, no run, dropped it short on middle, Brownlie ducks under that one comfortably

End of over 44 (4 runs) New Zealand 146/7
DG Brownlie    52* (81b 9x4)      JL Pattinson    13-3-47-3
TG Southee    18* (31b 3x4)      MA Starc    10-3-30-1

44.1

Starc to Southee, OUT, Brownlie's stranded, Southee chases a wide delivery from Starc, aiming to strike that through cover and drags it onto the stumps. That's two lower-order partnerships that showed some mettle, only to be cut short by avoidable shots

TG Southee b Starc 18 (46m 32b 3x4 0x6) SR: 56.25

Debutant Trent Boult walks in. Three slips, a short leg, a gully and a backward square leg

44.2

Starc to Boult, no run, short ball outside off and he wisely leaves that be

44.3

Starc to Boult, no run, short of a good length outside off, Boult lets that be

KiwiJim: "The solution to NZ's batting woes is to have a team of eleven Vettoris! Ability to score runs at a good rate but in unlikely areas. Frustrates the hell out of bowlers. Sadly some of our inability to score a decent test total can be contributed to the fact that many of our good batsmen of the past retired too early in their careers and in their prime(eg Fleming, Astle, McMillan). And Hamish Marshall left to England just when he came right and had matured as a batsman. Styris hung around to his credit but he could still be playing now in this team. If these types of players had played for longer, invaluable batting experience and knowledge could have been handed down to the younger players (not to mention knocking up a few more test wins in the process)! No use crying over split milk though... the present team need to dig deep and just play smarter."

44.4

Starc to Boult, no run, swinging in, nicely bowled, good length on middle and it's met with a straight bat, Boult will gain some confidence from that

44.5

Starc to Boult, no run, goodish length on middle, taps it down towards short leg where Khawaja tries to whip that back onto the stumps and hits the batsman instead

44.6

Starc to Boult, no run, back of a length outside off, shaping away and Boult lets that go

End of over 45 (wicket maiden) New Zealand 146/8
TA Boult    0* (5b)      MA Starc    11-4-30-2
DG Brownlie    52* (81b 9x4)      JL Pattinson    13-3-47-3

45.1

Pattinson to Brownlie, no run, pitched up on middle, Brownlie had started to think of driving it through midwicket but ended up getting a bit of a leading edge, playing it back to the bowler

45.2

Pattinson to Brownlie, no run, bowled it full on middle, driven firmly but straight to mid-on

45.3

Pattinson to Brownlie, FOUR, Brownlie continues to shine, again it's in his preferred area, pitched p on the pads and he whips it to beat deep square leg to the boundary

45.4

Pattinson to Brownlie, OUT, Oh dear, Brownlie's chopped it on, short ball and he's cut well so far this innings, it's something you'd back him pull off but this one nipped in slightly and he got an inside edge onto the stumps as he was targeting the point region, the end of a very good innings that promised much more

DG Brownlie b Pattinson 56 (114m 85b 10x4 0x6) SR: 65.88

Four for Pattinson. Brownlie's taken New Zealand this far. How long will Martin last?

45.5

Pattinson to Martin, OUT, Five for Pattinson, Martin goes first ball! Nipped back in from a good length and Martin had no answers to that, was bowled through the gate

CS Martin b Pattinson 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Successive five-wicket hauls for Pattinson, New Zealand have been bundled out for 150. The sun is hiding behind the clouds again, Phil Hughes is under pressure. New Zealand have a chance to fight back. But they could have done with a better batting performance. The conditions were tough to bat in, but they certainly merited a score more than 150. McCullum and Williamson, Brownlie and Bracewell, Brownlie and Southee showed batsmen could fight it out, but Australia's seamers struck at the right times once these partnerships had taken root to press on the advantage they had gained after an early burst of wickets in the first session. Join us in a bit for the Australian response.

Rob: "@ Mark and Alan - Agree with both your comments. We don't play enough test cricket and the dynamic of batting is changing world-wide - but I get the feeling our batsmen could not go through an innings NOT playing their favourite shot. That is what I believe they need to practice in order to gain mental control over themselves. Granted, not easy to do out in the middle against world class bowlers (as I sit on the couch criticising!)."

Ed: "The NZ batsmen should be forced to watch every minute of Alistair Cook's innings against the Aussies in the Ashes. There hasn't bee a better example of application and patience from a young man in Test Cricket in recent years, the Aussies just didn't have an answer."

Errol Erskine: "WI and NZ both have small pools to choose their cricketers from yet people complains that they are not good enough. The good part was that even with such a small pool WI was on top for years."

Dale: "@Matt that is the beauty of test cricket though. The struggle between batsmen and bowler as the bowler tries to limit the runs and attack the impatience of the batsmen luring him into playing a bad shot. Not everyone can be Adam Gilchrist or Matt Hayden in test cricket."

Matt J: "At 6/60 we probably would have taken 150. Dean Brownlie looks the goods - I think quite a few people would be in favour of slotting him up to #5 for the time being. #3 is a concern. Stick Williamson back to #6 where he scored his debut hundred as he's still a bit wet under the ears! What do we think?"

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