Australia tour of New Zealand, 2nd Test: New Zealand v Australia at Christchurch, Feb 20-24, 2016
Australia won by 7 wickets
20,21,22,23,24 February 2016 (5-day match)
  New Zealand 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MJ Guptill c Burns b Pattinson 18 26 22 3 0 81.81
5.6 that's an anti-climactic wicket. You are watching for the outside edge on a pitch with such seam movement, but he has gone to a ball short of a length. It has seamed back in, but it is the extra bounce that has done Guptill in. Gloved on to the thigh pad, and this time Burns dive forward to collect the loopy catch. They check the no-ball, it is close, but it is a legal delivery 21/1
View dismissal TWM Latham c Smith b Bird 4 67 40 0 0 10.00
14.4 that's a ripper from Smith at second slip diving in front of first. Actually this is going to the left of first slip. I wonder how Latham has managed to edge this one. This is really full. A proper long half-volley so not much scope for seam movement. He sees a drive there, through the vacant cover region, but he has edged it. And Smith dives to his right and takes this one-handed. So much concentration, so much hard work, and he has scored just four. Hmm. He moves forward late, and the bat comes down late, which results in the edge. Interesting to see that Voges, the man at first slip, is not going to his left for this catch 23/2
View dismissal KS Williamson c Smith b Marsh 7 98 69 0 0 10.14
26.5 another ripper from Smith? They are checking it with the third umpire because Warner, the silly slip, is in the umpire's way. A really full delivery, Williamson drives, and incredibly it still manages to swing away enough to take the edge. So far Williamson has been letting the ball hit the bat, but this time he pushes at it. It goes low between second and third slip. And mind, that third slip is so close he is wearing a helmet. Warner, the man under the helmet dives for the ball, but it beats him. Smith dives to his right, and plucks is one-handed inches off the ground. So two sensational catches for Smith this morning 74/4
View dismissal HM Nicholls lbw b Hazlewood 7 24 12 1 0 58.33
19.4 big lbw appeal, given, and Nicholls has reviewed this. This is slightly short of a length, pitched middle and off, seams back in, beats Nicholls' drive, hits him on the back leg. He plays the drive, but his weight is not well forward. I am sure he has reviewed this on the height, but the ball is more than just clipping the bails. Another top call from Kettleborough 32/3
View dismissal BB McCullum* c Lyon b Pattinson 145 124 79 21 6 183.54
45.1 finally it ends. With a lovely catch off Pattinson's bowling. That's how we thought it happened some 100 runs ago, but that turned out to be a no-ball. Since then McCullum has made Australia pay through some sensational hitting. This time he moves inside the line of a length ball, and plays a pick-up shot. Lyon at long leg picks it early, and charges in, and dives forward to take a superb catch. A third very good legal catch today 253/5
View dismissal CJ Anderson c Voges b Lyon 72 108 66 8 4 109.09
48.5 Anderson has been hitting sweetly back over Anderson's head, but this time he perishes trying to do just that. Lyon has smartly dragged this wider. Anderson is out of his crease so he has to go ahead with the shot. He fails to drag it, and lobs i straight up for cover to take the catch. An excellent hand from Anderson. On another day a great lead effort. Today a support act 266/6
View dismissal BJ Watling c Burns b Bird 58 83 57 9 0 101.75
65.4 finally New Zealand's innings comes to an end. Watling is caught at deep point. You won't see that many times, but New Zealand have been looking to bat aggressively because while they want runs, they also want Australia to bat while the ball is still seaming around 370/10
View dismissal TG Southee c Hazlewood b Lyon 5 7 6 0 0 83.33
50.2 and this thrill-a-minute Test continues to thrill. Australia fighting their way back. Southee looks to give Lyon the charge, but hardly gets any power or elevation. An easy catch at mid-off results. Just not to the pitch of the ball as Lyon slows it down seeing Southee advance 273/7
View dismissal MJ Henry c Khawaja b Lyon 21 15 12 1 1 175.00
54.3 nearly dropped by Khawaja. The entertainment continues, though. Henry gives him the charge, Lyon continues to keep flighting the ball, Henry goes for the big hit, mis-hits it towards long-on, where Khawaja nearly lets the ball slip out. He collects it on the second grab 297/8
View dismissal N Wagner c †Nevill b Hazlewood 10 23 23 1 1 43.47
61.2 classic seamer's dismissal. Looks like this is swinging back in, pitches off, and then seams away. Wagner follows the direction of the ball, and edges it. There is still life in this pitch. New Zealand will look forward to bowling on it 333/9
TA Boult not out 14 19 10 2 0 140.00
Extras (lb 2, w 5, nb 2) 9
  Total (all out; 65.4 overs; 301 mins) 370 (5.63 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets JR Hazlewood 18 5 98 2 5.44 77 15 3
19.4 to Nicholls, big lbw appeal, given, and Nicholls has reviewed this. This is slightly short of a length, pitched middle and off, seams back in, beats Nicholls' drive, hits him on the back leg. He plays the drive, but his weight is not well forward. I am sure he has reviewed this on the height, but the ball is more than just clipping the bails. Another top call from Kettleborough 32/3
61.2 to Wagner, classic seamer's dismissal. Looks like this is swinging back in, pitches off, and then seams away. Wagner follows the direction of the ball, and edges it. There is still life in this pitch. New Zealand will look forward to bowling on it 333/9
View wickets JL Pattinson 15 2 81 2 5.40 61 13 0 (1nb, 1w)
5.6 to Guptill, that's an anti-climactic wicket. You are watching for the outside edge on a pitch with such seam movement, but he has gone to a ball short of a length. It has seamed back in, but it is the extra bounce that has done Guptill in. Gloved on to the thigh pad, and this time Burns dive forward to collect the loopy catch. They check the no-ball, it is close, but it is a legal delivery 21/1
45.1 to McCullum, finally it ends. With a lovely catch off Pattinson's bowling. That's how we thought it happened some 100 runs ago, but that turned out to be a no-ball. Since then McCullum has made Australia pay through some sensational hitting. This time he moves inside the line of a length ball, and plays a pick-up shot. Lyon at long leg picks it early, and charges in, and dives forward to take a superb catch. A third very good legal catch today 253/5
View wickets JM Bird 14.4 4 66 2 4.50 64 9 1
14.4 to Latham, that's a ripper from Smith at second slip diving in front of first. Actually this is going to the left of first slip. I wonder how Latham has managed to edge this one. This is really full. A proper long half-volley so not much scope for seam movement. He sees a drive there, through the vacant cover region, but he has edged it. And Smith dives to his right and takes this one-handed. So much concentration, so much hard work, and he has scored just four. Hmm. He moves forward late, and the bat comes down late, which results in the edge. Interesting to see that Voges, the man at first slip, is not going to his left for this catch 23/2
65.4 to Watling, finally New Zealand's innings comes to an end. Watling is caught at deep point. You won't see that many times, but New Zealand have been looking to bat aggressively because while they want runs, they also want Australia to bat while the ball is still seaming around 370/10
View wicket MR Marsh 8 1 62 1 7.75 28 5 4 (1nb)
26.5 to Williamson, another ripper from Smith? They are checking it with the third umpire because Warner, the silly slip, is in the umpire's way. A really full delivery, Williamson drives, and incredibly it still manages to swing away enough to take the edge. So far Williamson has been letting the ball hit the bat, but this time he pushes at it. It goes low between second and third slip. And mind, that third slip is so close he is wearing a helmet. Warner, the man under the helmet dives for the ball, but it beats him. Smith dives to his right, and plucks is one-handed inches off the ground. So two sensational catches for Smith this morning 74/4
View wickets NM Lyon 10 0 61 3 6.10 41 4 4
48.5 to Anderson, Anderson has been hitting sweetly back over Anderson's head, but this time he perishes trying to do just that. Lyon has smartly dragged this wider. Anderson is out of his crease so he has to go ahead with the shot. He fails to drag it, and lobs i straight up for cover to take the catch. An excellent hand from Anderson. On another day a great lead effort. Today a support act 266/6
50.2 to Southee, and this thrill-a-minute Test continues to thrill. Australia fighting their way back. Southee looks to give Lyon the charge, but hardly gets any power or elevation. An easy catch at mid-off results. Just not to the pitch of the ball as Lyon slows it down seeing Southee advance 273/7
54.3 to Henry, nearly dropped by Khawaja. The entertainment continues, though. Henry gives him the charge, Lyon continues to keep flighting the ball, Henry goes for the big hit, mis-hits it towards long-on, where Khawaja nearly lets the ball slip out. He collects it on the second grab 297/8
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DA Warner c Guptill b Boult 12 29 22 2 0 54.54
7.4 only the second ball he has bowled to Warner, and Boult gets one for NZ. Short of a length, angling in, don't think this has moved away, and it seems Warner has played down the wrong line. Takes the shoulder of the outside edge for a sharp catch for Guptill at second slip 25/1
View dismissal JA Burns c Guptill b Wagner 170 434 321 20 0 52.95
103.2 a better bouncer, and New Zealand finally get a wicket. First one came in 13 minutes into the day. This has come about 13 minutes before stumps. Badge high, well hooked actually as he rolled his wrists and brought this down, but it takes time to come down from this height. And before it comes down, Guptill at square leg takes the catch 356/3
View dismissal UT Khawaja c McCullum b Boult 24 62 40 4 0 60.00
23.1 Boult does it again. A bit of a nothing shot from Khawaja, though. Boult has bowled five of the seven balls this morning about two stumps outside off. Khawaja just pushes at this without really moving forward. Which means the slight holding of the line is enough to take the edge through to McCullum at first slip. Superb low grab by the bootlaces 67/2
View dismissal SPD Smith* c Guptill b Wagner 138 350 241 17 0 57.26
105.1 for those who were working on their microwaves, Smith has provided an action replay of the Burns dismissal. New Zealand salvage their day a little bit. Again a bouncer over the shoulder, and again Smith looks to pull it down, and he finds Guptill again at square leg. Sweet connection, playing it down, but straight to the man. It is difficult to control them and place them from that height. That's why they say hooking is fraught with risk 357/4
View dismissal AC Voges c Latham b Wagner 60 155 127 7 0 47.24
141.2 Wagner has three similar wickets. That averages falls before hundred. He bowls short again, this time Voges pulls from around shoulder high, manages a good connection, but there are two square legs in place. Latham catches this overhead with a jump 464/6
View dismissal NM Lyon c McCullum b Williamson 33 106 75 2 0 44.00
130.6 so the combine of Williamson and McCullum strikes. Williamson draws the front-foot defensive with a ball not full enough to be a half-volley. The ball doesn't turn, takes the edge, and McCullum takes a ripper diving to his right at slip. This is low, dying on him, but he has managed to get under it 438/5
View dismissal MR Marsh c Nicholls b Wagner 18 63 40 2 0 45.00
147.1 and the pull gets him another wicket. He is bowled brilliantly to a brilliantly set field. Wagner goes short from round the wicket, Marsh is happy to pull down on it, but he has pulled it down and low to midwicket for a fourth wicket on the pull 483/7
View dismissal PM Nevill c †Watling b Wagner 13 43 26 3 0 50.00
151.3 five-for with short balls. This time Nevill tries to ramp one over the slips, gets too close to it, and gloves it and Watling takes his first catch of the match 496/9
View dismissal JL Pattinson c Boult b Anderson 1 6 8 0 0 12.50
148.3 now the wickets are a-fallin'. Throws in a wide length ball. Pattinson plays a loose drive. Perhaps it stops at him a touch. Offers a simple catch to backward point 484/8
View dismissal JR Hazlewood c McCullum b Wagner 13 20 12 3 0 108.33
153.1 and this is the perfect ball. Has handcuffed Hazlewood with one in the ribs. He looks for the ramp, but there is no room. Easy catch for McCullum at slip 505/10
JM Bird not out 4 7 7 1 0 57.14
Extras (b 9, lb 10) 19
  Total (all out; 153.1 overs; 642 mins) 505 (3.29 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
  TG Southee 25 4 85 0 3.40 110 9 0
View wickets TA Boult 31 5 108 2 3.48 142 15 0
7.4 to Warner, only the second ball he has bowled to Warner, and Boult gets one for NZ. Short of a length, angling in, don't think this has moved away, and it seems Warner has played down the wrong line. Takes the shoulder of the outside edge for a sharp catch for Guptill at second slip 25/1
23.1 to Khawaja, Boult does it again. A bit of a nothing shot from Khawaja, though. Boult has bowled five of the seven balls this morning about two stumps outside off. Khawaja just pushes at this without really moving forward. Which means the slight holding of the line is enough to take the edge through to McCullum at first slip. Superb low grab by the bootlaces 67/2
  MJ Henry 32 8 101 0 3.15 151 15 0
View wicket CJ Anderson 22 2 66 1 3.00 95 8 0
148.3 to Pattinson, now the wickets are a-fallin'. Throws in a wide length ball. Pattinson plays a loose drive. Perhaps it stops at him a touch. Offers a simple catch to backward point 484/8
View wickets N Wagner 32.1 6 106 6 3.29 144 14 0
103.2 to Burns, a better bouncer, and New Zealand finally get a wicket. First one came in 13 minutes into the day. This has come about 13 minutes before stumps. Badge high, well hooked actually as he rolled his wrists and brought this down, but it takes time to come down from this height. And before it comes down, Guptill at square leg takes the catch 356/3
105.1 to Smith, for those who were working on their microwaves, Smith has provided an action replay of the Burns dismissal. New Zealand salvage their day a little bit. Again a bouncer over the shoulder, and again Smith looks to pull it down, and he finds Guptill again at square leg. Sweet connection, playing it down, but straight to the man. It is difficult to control them and place them from that height. That's why they say hooking is fraught with risk 357/4
141.2 to Voges, Wagner has three similar wickets. That averages falls before hundred. He bowls short again, this time Voges pulls from around shoulder high, manages a good connection, but there are two square legs in place. Latham catches this overhead with a jump 464/6
147.1 to Marsh, and the pull gets him another wicket. He is bowled brilliantly to a brilliantly set field. Wagner goes short from round the wicket, Marsh is happy to pull down on it, but he has pulled it down and low to midwicket for a fourth wicket on the pull 483/7
151.3 to Nevill, five-for with short balls. This time Nevill tries to ramp one over the slips, gets too close to it, and gloves it and Watling takes his first catch of the match 496/9
153.1 to Hazlewood, and this is the perfect ball. Has handcuffed Hazlewood with one in the ribs. He looks for the ramp, but there is no room. Easy catch for McCullum at slip 505/10
View wicket KS Williamson 7 0 17 1 2.42 28 0 0
130.6 to Lyon, so the combine of Williamson and McCullum strikes. Williamson draws the front-foot defensive with a ball not full enough to be a half-volley. The ball doesn't turn, takes the edge, and McCullum takes a ripper diving to his right at slip. This is low, dying on him, but he has managed to get under it 438/5
  BB McCullum 4 2 3 0 0.75 21 0 0
  New Zealand 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal TWM Latham c †Nevill b Pattinson 39 105 71 7 0 54.92
25.2 some call this a lucky break, some say this is the batsman's mistake. This is the strangle down the leg side. This is hip high, just outside the leg, Latham sees some release after having been tied down. He plays the pull with his body inside the line. All he manages is to glove it through to Nevill. So after taking just the one catch in the first innings, Nevill has taken two in two 66/2
View dismissal MJ Guptill c †Nevill b Pattinson 0 16 12 0 0 0.00
3.6 this is beautiful Test-match bowling. The first time Pattinson has bowled to Guptill this innings. The seam is up right, the ball is headed for top of off, Guptill has to play at it, and the ball holds its line just enough to hit the outside edge. If it moves less, it hits the middle of the bat. If it seams more, it misses the edge. This is just perfect. That's why they ask you to bowl there again and again. One of them will take the edge sooner or later. Superb bowling 8/1
View dismissal KS Williamson b Bird 97 340 210 8 0 46.19
80.4 no doubt about this one. Bird has rattled the New Zealand cage. Seam movement with the new ball brings to an end an exceptional innings. Quite full, draws the drive from Williamson, but it seams back in, hits the inside edge, and goes into the stumps 210/6
View dismissal HM Nicholls c Smith b Pattinson 2 19 10 0 0 20.00
27.5 poor shot. He has been hustled into playing it. Pattinson has set him up with shorter balls, and then slipped in a wide full ball. Nicholls' weight is caught back, he drives away from the body, and Smith takes another sharp catch at second slip 72/3
View dismissal BB McCullum* c Warner b Hazlewood 25 36 27 3 1 92.59
34.5 oh it's over, it's all over. Let's give him a standing ovation. McCullum dances down the wicket after that six, and slogs this one into the leg side. Warner flies to his right at midwicket, and takes a sensational catch that would do McCullum proud 105/4
View dismissal CJ Anderson b Bird 40 182 148 5 0 27.02
78.3 oh what a time to get the wicket. Nine balls before the new cherry comes out. How cruel on New Zealand. What a timely strike for Australia. Soft dismissal. Anderson has been driving at wide balls every now and then, but this time he does so fatally. This is a gentle length ball angling across him, he goes after it, and inside-edges it onto the stumps. They check for the no-ball but Bird is fine 207/5
View dismissal BJ Watling c Burns b Pattinson 46 124 77 6 0 59.74
107.2 soft soft dismissal against the run of play. Pattinson bowls short of a length, thigh high, Watling turns his bat on it, but fails to keep it down and offers square leg a low catch. Anti-climactic 328/8
View dismissal TG Southee c Smith b Bird 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
80.6 Bird stings again. Seam movement again. Too good for Southee. On a length, slightly shorter perhaps, just outside off. Many a batsman will play at it. Then it seams away to take the outside edge 210/7
View dismissal MJ Henry b Bird 66 119 93 12 0 70.96
109.2 and Australia a strike closer to batting. Bird hits the stumps again. For the third time today. Henry plays as he has been playing: backing away to go leg side of the ball and pushing/defending/driving. This is a bit of a push, but he seems to be beaten by the swing back in, and the middle stump is hit on its top. Excellent rearguard from Henry. Now he needs to get those bowling boots on 335/9
N Wagner not out 3 18 13 0 0 23.07
View dismissal TA Boult c Pattinson b Bird 0 8 5 0 0 0.00
111.1 Bird gets his Michelle. Boult backs away this time and swings hard, gets a top edge that settles with Pattinson at mid-off. This is Bird's personal best and first five-for in Tests 335/10
Extras (b 2, lb 14, nb 1) 17
  Total (all out; 111.1 overs; 489 mins) 335 (3.01 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket JR Hazlewood 34 11 92 1 2.70 164 12 1
34.5 to McCullum, oh it's over, it's all over. Let's give him a standing ovation. McCullum dances down the wicket after that six, and slogs this one into the leg side. Warner flies to his right at midwicket, and takes a sensational catch that would do McCullum proud 105/4
View wickets JL Pattinson 26 8 77 4 2.96 124 11 0
3.6 to Guptill, this is beautiful Test-match bowling. The first time Pattinson has bowled to Guptill this innings. The seam is up right, the ball is headed for top of off, Guptill has to play at it, and the ball holds its line just enough to hit the outside edge. If it moves less, it hits the middle of the bat. If it seams more, it misses the edge. This is just perfect. That's why they ask you to bowl there again and again. One of them will take the edge sooner or later. Superb bowling 8/1
25.2 to Latham, some call this a lucky break, some say this is the batsman's mistake. This is the strangle down the leg side. This is hip high, just outside the leg, Latham sees some release after having been tied down. He plays the pull with his body inside the line. All he manages is to glove it through to Nevill. So after taking just the one catch in the first innings, Nevill has taken two in two 66/2
27.5 to Nicholls, poor shot. He has been hustled into playing it. Pattinson has set him up with shorter balls, and then slipped in a wide full ball. Nicholls' weight is caught back, he drives away from the body, and Smith takes another sharp catch at second slip 72/3
107.2 to Watling, soft soft dismissal against the run of play. Pattinson bowls short of a length, thigh high, Watling turns his bat on it, but fails to keep it down and offers square leg a low catch. Anti-climactic 328/8
View wickets JM Bird 17.1 5 59 5 3.43 83 11 0
78.3 to Anderson, oh what a time to get the wicket. Nine balls before the new cherry comes out. How cruel on New Zealand. What a timely strike for Australia. Soft dismissal. Anderson has been driving at wide balls every now and then, but this time he does so fatally. This is a gentle length ball angling across him, he goes after it, and inside-edges it onto the stumps. They check for the no-ball but Bird is fine 207/5
80.4 to Williamson, no doubt about this one. Bird has rattled the New Zealand cage. Seam movement with the new ball brings to an end an exceptional innings. Quite full, draws the drive from Williamson, but it seams back in, hits the inside edge, and goes into the stumps 210/6
80.6 to Southee, Bird stings again. Seam movement again. Too good for Southee. On a length, slightly shorter perhaps, just outside off. Many a batsman will play at it. Then it seams away to take the outside edge 210/7
109.2 to Henry, and Australia a strike closer to batting. Bird hits the stumps again. For the third time today. Henry plays as he has been playing: backing away to go leg side of the ball and pushing/defending/driving. This is a bit of a push, but he seems to be beaten by the swing back in, and the middle stump is hit on its top. Excellent rearguard from Henry. Now he needs to get those bowling boots on 335/9
111.1 to Boult, Bird gets his Michelle. Boult backs away this time and swings hard, gets a top edge that settles with Pattinson at mid-off. This is Bird's personal best and first five-for in Tests 335/10
  NM Lyon 17 3 42 0 2.47 75 3 0
  MR Marsh 17 4 49 0 2.88 76 4 0 (1nb)
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 201 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal JA Burns b Boult 65 216 162 9 0 40.12
47.4 poor Joe Burns. He has battled and battled to stay not out when the winning runs are scored, but now that they are trying to hit out to finish it before lunch he has gone out slogging. After clearing mid-off earlier, he looks to go over mid-on, misses, and is bowled. Walks off to a big applause 179/3
View dismissal DA Warner c †Watling b Wagner 22 54 33 3 0 66.66
12.1 got him first up. Given not-out on the field for a catch to the keeper down the leg side, New Zealand review it, and they have reviewed it well. Warner, who shakes his head, you can tell he is out from the way he is moving the moment this has been reviewed. This is short of a length, into the hip from round the wicket, he looks to work it fine, and has gloved it. The umpire thinks it has come off the hip, but the gloves are far from the hip, and that is the only thing that touches the ball 49/1
View dismissal UT Khawaja c McCullum b Southee 45 107 66 4 0 68.18
36.3 Southee finally gets a wicket. After eight straight dots at Khawaja. This is a length ball outside off, angling away. Khawaja plays with a bat half-horizontal and half-vertical. And away from the body. There is some extra bounce too to take the edge through to McCullum at first slip 113/2
SPD Smith* not out 53 78 46 4 1 115.21
AC Voges not out 10 24 19 2 0 52.63
Extras (lb 4, nb 2) 6
  Total (3 wickets; 54 overs; 241 mins) 201 (3.72 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket TA Boult 17 1 60 1 3.52 76 9 0
47.4 to Burns, poor Joe Burns. He has battled and battled to stay not out when the winning runs are scored, but now that they are trying to hit out to finish it before lunch he has gone out slogging. After clearing mid-off earlier, he looks to go over mid-on, misses, and is bowled. Walks off to a big applause 179/3
View wicket TG Southee 7 2 30 1 4.28 29 4 0
36.3 to Khawaja, Southee finally gets a wicket. After eight straight dots at Khawaja. This is a length ball outside off, angling away. Khawaja plays with a bat half-horizontal and half-vertical. And away from the body. There is some extra bounce too to take the edge through to McCullum at first slip 113/2
  MJ Henry 9 1 33 0 3.66 37 2 0 (1nb)
View wicket N Wagner 18 4 60 1 3.33 81 6 1 (1nb)
12.1 to Warner, got him first up. Given not-out on the field for a catch to the keeper down the leg side, New Zealand review it, and they have reviewed it well. Warner, who shakes his head, you can tell he is out from the way he is moving the moment this has been reviewed. This is short of a length, into the hip from round the wicket, he looks to work it fine, and has gloved it. The umpire thinks it has come off the hip, but the gloves are far from the hip, and that is the only thing that touches the ball 49/1
  CJ Anderson 3 0 14 0 4.66 12 1 0

Match details


Toss - Australia
Series - Australia won the 2-match series 2-0
Player of the match - JA Burns (Australia)
Umpires - RA Kettleborough (England) and REJ Martinesz (Sri Lanka)
TV umpire - RK Illingworth (England)
Match referee - BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - DJ Walker
Close of play
  • Sat, 20 Feb - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 57/1 (JA Burns 27*, UT Khawaja 18*, 20 ov)
  • Sun, 21 Feb - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 363/4 (AC Voges 2*, NM Lyon 4*, 110 ov)
  • Mon, 22 Feb - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 121/4 (KS Williamson 45*, CJ Anderson 9*, 44 ov)
  • Tue, 23 Feb - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 70/1 (JA Burns 27*, UT Khawaja 19*, 20 ov)
  • Wed, 24 Feb - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 201/3 (54 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • New Zealand 1st innings
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 23/1 in 14.0 overs (TWM Latham 4, KS Williamson 1)
    • Over 19.4: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - HM Nicholls (Struck down)
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 22.4 overs (136 balls), Extras 0
    • Lunch: New Zealand - 74/3 in 26.0 overs (KS Williamson 7, BB McCullum 37)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 30.2 overs (184 balls), Extras 8
    • BB McCullum: 50 off 34 balls (6 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 34 balls (BB McCullum 25, CJ Anderson 20, Ex 7)
    • New Zealand: 150 runs in 33.6 overs (206 balls), Extras 8
    • BB McCullum: 100 off 54 balls (16 x 4, 4 x 6)
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 57 balls (BB McCullum 63, CJ Anderson 31, Ex 7)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 185/4 in 37.3 overs (BB McCullum 104, CJ Anderson 37)
    • New Zealand: 200 runs in 39.1 overs (237 balls), Extras 8
    • CJ Anderson: 50 off 39 balls (5 x 4, 4 x 6)
    • 5th Wicket: 150 runs in 92 balls (BB McCullum 89, CJ Anderson 56, Ex 7)
    • New Zealand: 250 runs in 44.3 overs (269 balls), Extras 9
    • Tea: New Zealand - 273/6 in 50.0 overs (BJ Watling 6, TG Southee 5)
    • New Zealand: 300 runs in 54.4 overs (330 balls), Extras 9
    • New Zealand: 350 runs in 62.5 overs (379 balls), Extras 9
    • BJ Watling: 50 off 49 balls (8 x 4)
    • Innings Break: New Zealand - 370/10 in 65.4 overs (TA Boult 14)
    • Australia 1st innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 16.1 overs (97 balls), Extras 0
    • End Of Day: Australia - 57/1 in 20.0 overs (JA Burns 27, UT Khawaja 18)
    • Over 30.4: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - REJ Martinesz, Batsman - JA Burns (Upheld)
    • Drinks: Australia - 93/2 in 35.0 overs (JA Burns 44, SPD Smith 13)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 36.1 overs (217 balls), Extras 0
    • JA Burns: 50 off 123 balls (6 x 4)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 87 balls (JA Burns 24, SPD Smith 27, Ex 0)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 48.6 overs (294 balls), Extras 0
    • Lunch: Australia - 151/2 in 49.0 overs (JA Burns 78, SPD Smith 37)
    • SPD Smith: 50 off 93 balls (6 x 4)
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 184 balls (JA Burns 48, SPD Smith 52, Ex 0)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 62.4 overs (376 balls), Extras 0
    • JA Burns: 100 off 191 balls (12 x 4)
    • Drinks: Australia - 215/2 in 64.0 overs (JA Burns 111, SPD Smith 68)
    • 3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 248 balls (JA Burns 82, SPD Smith 68, Ex 0)
    • Tea: Australia - 241/2 in 77.0 overs (JA Burns 126, SPD Smith 79)
    • New Ball taken at 80.1 over
    • Reviews used before 80th over: Australia 2 (1 successful, 0 unsuccessful); New Zealand 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 80.5 overs (485 balls), Extras 8
    • 3rd Wicket: 200 runs in 361 balls (JA Burns 99, SPD Smith 92, Ex 10)
    • 3rd Wicket: 200 runs in 362 balls (JA Burns 99, SPD Smith 92, Ex 10)
    • SPD Smith: 100 off 195 balls (12 x 4)
    • Australia: 300 runs in 90.5 overs (545 balls), Extras 12
    • Drinks: Australia - 304/2 in 92.0 overs (JA Burns 145, SPD Smith 111)
    • JA Burns: 150 off 294 balls (17 x 4)
    • 3rd Wicket: 250 runs in 429 balls (JA Burns 119, SPD Smith 120, Ex 12)
    • Australia: 350 runs in 101.1 overs (607 balls), Extras 13
    • End Of Day: Australia - 363/4 in 110.0 overs (AC Voges 2, NM Lyon 4)
    • Australia: 400 runs in 121.1 overs (727 balls), Extras 13
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 101 balls (AC Voges 32, NM Lyon 19, Ex 0)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 101 balls (AC Voges 30, NM Lyon 21, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: Australia - 420/4 in 125.0 overs (AC Voges 36, NM Lyon 27)
    • Over 126.3: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - REJ Martinesz, Batsman - AC Voges (Struck down)
    • Australia: 450 runs in 136.4 overs (820 balls), Extras 19
    • AC Voges: 50 off 117 balls (5 x 4)
    • Lunch: Australia - 455/5 in 140.0 overs (AC Voges 51, MR Marsh 8)
    • Australia: 500 runs in 151.4 overs (910 balls), Extras 19
    • Innings Break: Australia - 505/10 in 153.1 overs (JM Bird 4)
    • New Zealand 2nd innings
    • Tea: New Zealand - 43/1 in 13.0 overs (TWM Latham 33, KS Williamson 10)
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 17.6 overs (109 balls), Extras 1
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 104 balls (TWM Latham 31, KS Williamson 19, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 69/2 in 27.0 overs (KS Williamson 29, HM Nicholls 0)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 34.4 overs (209 balls), Extras 1
    • End Of Day: New Zealand - 121/4 in 44.0 overs (KS Williamson 45, CJ Anderson 9)
    • KS Williamson: 50 off 117 balls (4 x 4)
    • Over 48.3: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - REJ Martinesz, Batsman - KS Williamson (Upheld)
    • Over 51.2: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - CJ Anderson (Struck down)
    • New Zealand: 150 runs in 53.3 overs (322 balls), Extras 5
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 124 balls (KS Williamson 26, CJ Anderson 22, Ex 4)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 168/4 in 58.0 overs (KS Williamson 75, CJ Anderson 22)
    • Over 72.1: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - REJ Martinesz, Batsman - KS Williamson (Struck down)
    • Lunch: New Zealand - 197/4 in 73.0 overs (KS Williamson 89, CJ Anderson 35)
    • New Zealand: 200 runs in 73.2 overs (441 balls), Extras 7
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 247 balls (KS Williamson 56, CJ Anderson 39, Ex 6)
    • Reviews used before 80th over: New Zealand 2 (1 successful, 0 unsuccessful); Australia 0 (0 successful, 2 unsuccessful)
    • New ball taken at 80.2 overs
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 242/7 in 88.0 overs (BJ Watling 15, MJ Henry 12)
    • New Zealand: 250 runs in 89.2 overs (537 balls), Extras 13
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 58 balls (BJ Watling 16, MJ Henry 28, Ex 6)
    • New Zealand: 300 runs in 99.6 overs (601 balls), Extras 17
    • 8th Wicket: 100 runs in 123 balls (BJ Watling 45, MJ Henry 45, Ex 10)
    • Tea: New Zealand - 311/7 in 102.0 overs (BJ Watling 46, MJ Henry 45)
    • MJ Henry: 50 off 75 balls (9 x 4)
    • Innings Break: New Zealand - 335/10 in 111.1 overs (N Wagner 3)
    • Australia 2nd innings
    • Over 12.1: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - REJ Martinesz, Batsman - DA Warner (Upheld)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 12.2 overs (76 balls), Extras 2
    • End Of Day: Australia - 70/1 in 20.0 overs (JA Burns 27, UT Khawaja 19)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 114 balls (JA Burns 4, UT Khawaja 42, Ex 4)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 31.4 overs (192 balls), Extras 6
    • Drinks: Australia - 107/1 in 35.0 overs (JA Burns 34, UT Khawaja 45)
    • JA Burns: 50 off 137 balls (6 x 4)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 42.5 overs (259 balls), Extras 6
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 52 balls (JA Burns 15, SPD Smith 35, Ex 0)
    • Lunch: Australia - 185/3 in 50.0 overs (SPD Smith 47, AC Voges 0)
    • SPD Smith: 50 off 41 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Over 51.2: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - AC Voges (Struck down)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 53.6 overs (326 balls), Extras 6
 
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Farrell: Smith, Burns showed virtues of patience, hard graft
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Melinda Farrell analyses the resilient 289-run partnership between Joe Burns and Steven Smith which set Australia up well in the second Test against New Zealand in Christchurch (01:57) | February 21, 2016

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Melinda Farrell analyses the resilient 289-run partnership between Joe Burns and Steven Smith which set Australia up well in the second Test against New Zealand in Christchurch (01:57) | February 21, 2016


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