Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    40
    73
    110
    7
    0
    54.79
    22.4 finally a wicket. Finally some luck goes New Zealand's way. Burns has just changed his bat, but the bat has nothing to do with this dismissal. This is short of a length, Burns goes with a half-cut-half-push. The ball seams back in a little, takes the inside edge, and he is bowled 101/1
    253
    286
    409
    24
    2
    88.46
    95.4 and he is gone now! Finally. Warner has to go. Fishes at that from outside off, and gets a thick outside edge which flies to second slip. Craig takes it in front of his face. Big wicket. End of a monumental innings from Warner, he has put the game firmly in Australia's grasp 427/3
    86.2 hang on. let me see if I can spell it. W-i-c-k-e-t. Oh they have finally got one. And I have just had a minor heart attack because they are checking the no-ball. It is not a no-ball. I can get back to writing the description of the wicket. Full ball, half-volley, slightly loose push, uppishly it goes, low to short cover's left. Taken. WACA Ground stands up to applaud. Khawaja raises his bat. Gets a pat on the back from Smith as the captain walks in. There is no way Smith is sending a nightwatchman here with runs for the taking 403/2
    107.5 interesting shot. He was looking really good until that. Full outside off, some swing away from Smith who stood his ground, and looked to go over the infield. He cleared his front foot too, more of a slog. A thick outside edge is easily and gratefully accepted. Smith won't be happy with the execution. 462/4
    122.3 Voges goes now. Follows the delivery and chooses to drive, angled across and it takes the outside edge. Fantastic bowling to elicit the edge knowing Aus will be looking to keep that run-rate going. Juts a thin edge 512/5
    128.4 what a catch Bracewell. Take a bow Doug. Looks like he has overstepped. Inches in it but he is over the line according to me. Very marginal call but the umpire decides it is fine. Hmm. Full and drilled back at Bracewell who is all reactions, takes an unbelievable effort to hold on to it. Marsh displaying all his might throughout the innings an now he has to go. Important wicket too for NZ. 539/6
    131.1 and Craig gets im. Tossed up outside off, Nevill comes down and tries to hit down the ground but the ball dips late, and bounces extra, no spin and Nevill is beaten. Watling has an easy dismissal to make and he does so 547/7
    131.5 and he is gone now. Aus don't need to declare, if they are batting like this. Nice flight outside off, Johnson advances and looks to go wide over long-off. But it is wide outside off and the ball spins past. There is laziness all around. Watling thinks Johnson has edged it, but realises that Mitch has not yet bothered to make an attempt to make it back and finally whips off the bails with Johnson well short 547/9
    131.4 Starc goes now. Tossed up on off, Starc plants one foot forward, and crashes the ball high in the air. Doesn't get close to enough. The ball spins, and skews off the outside half of the bat in the air to the man at long-on. 547/8
    not out
    8
    6
    8
    2
    0
    133.33
    not out
    4
    1
    4
    1
    0
    400.00
    Extras
    10 (b 4, lb 1, nb 4, w 1)
    TOTAL
    559/9d (133 Overs, RR: 4.2, 562 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-101 (JA Burns, 22.4 ov), 2-403 (UT Khawaja, 86.2 ov), 3-427 (DA Warner, 95.4 ov), 4-462 (SPD Smith, 107.5 ov), 5-512 (AC Voges, 122.3 ov), 6-539 (MR Marsh, 128.4 ov), 7-547 (PM Nevill, 131.1 ov), 8-547 (MA Starc, 131.4 ov), 9-547 (MG Johnson, 131.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TG Southee2968803.0300
    TA Boult26212324.7310
    MJ Henry22210524.7700
    DAJ Bracewell2518123.2404
    MD Craig23012335.3400
    KS Williamson301103.6600
    MJ Guptill30702.3300
    BB McCullum201608.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    2.1 and given. Full and straight and Guptill has to go. Late swing undoes Guptill. Comes back in as Guptill plays around his pad and is struck right in front of middle and leg. Latham advises him against the review. And rightly so. 6/1
    25.5 Latham is gone, beautifully bowled. Latham nicks off to Smith. Nice change in pace and slows it up outside off, but it isn't too short. Latham is hanging on the back foot, and naughtily flirts at that, he did not have to. An outside edge is taken low to his left by Smith. The change works, and Smith is all smiles. 87/2
    85.1 Williamson goes! That new ball does the trick. What happened there. Short and wide outside off, KW plays the wrong stroke. Tries to drag that to the leg side but ends up lobbing a simple catch to mid-on. After 249 balls, he shows some emotion, as he shakes his head as he walks off. Terrific knock though, well played KW. 352/3
    153.5 caught at deep square leg, Jonny Wells the sub, takes the catch! No 300 for Taylor, but that is still a mounumental innings - the highest score ever made by a visiting batsman in Australia, broke a century-old record. Looks like he wanted to get quick move on and trusted his strong slog sweep to work for him. But Lyon's flight and the fact that this was outside off left just too much risk on the shot. Top-edged and taken nicely with a slide. Calm effort from Wells there 624/10
    103.4 how big will that prove to be? The umpire wants to check the front foot, but he is fine. McCullum has to go, beaten all ends up. Or did he play around that too much? Full and fast on middle and off, McCullum looks to tuck this into the leg side but fails to connect. The ball sneaks through between bat and pad and rattles the stumps 432/4
    108.6 oh goodness! After all that he has done, after all that diligence and hardwork. Sometimes, life turns it around for you. And it is nice to see a wry smile on Starc. Very high full toss outside off, below the waist though. Watling steers a cut straight to point, Lyon makes up for his previous drop with a stunner. He stays low and takes a good catch low to his left. 447/5
    120.6 this time he gets the edge. No celebrations from Mitch. He has got his first. Full and wide again, there to be hit again and this time he gets closer to it but not close enough. Gets a thin outside edge for the keeper to take. Can the confidence of a wicket spark MJ back into action? 485/6
    133.4 and Craig has to go now. Tossed up again, Lyon doesn't mind one good hit. Same loop and flight, Craig goes down to hit in the same spot but gets too close to the ball and skews it off the inside half of the bat to midwicket. Easy catch in front of his face. The bat may have turned in his hand too. 525/7
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    12
    20
    1
    0
    50.00
    138.1 bowled im. Henry has to go. Terrific delivery. Full on middle, and angles away slightly, Henry plays inside the line like he has been doing all innings. He is beaten and the off stump is taken out. Starc has a deserving wicket. 554/8
    143.2 and Starc gets the wicket. Low full toss on middle, Southee looks to drive but can only bunt the ball back to Starc who takes an easy return catch. Starc gets another and he will be quite happy with that 587/9
    not out
    23
    33
    42
    3
    1
    69.69
    Extras
    26 (b 7, lb 11, nb 3, w 5)
    TOTAL
    624 all out (153.5 Overs, RR: 4.05, 691 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (MJ Guptill, 2.1 ov), 2-87 (TWM Latham, 25.5 ov), 3-352 (KS Williamson, 85.1 ov), 4-432 (BB McCullum, 103.4 ov), 5-447 (BJ Watling, 108.6 ov), 6-485 (DAJ Bracewell, 120.6 ov), 7-525 (MD Craig, 133.4 ov), 8-554 (MJ Henry, 138.1 ov), 9-587 (TG Southee, 143.2 ov), 10-624 (LRPL Taylor, 153.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MA Starc37711943.2100
    JR Hazlewood32213414.1801
    MG Johnson28215715.6010
    NM Lyon37.5610732.8200
    MR Marsh1517314.8602
    SPD Smith401604.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    2.1 edged and gone! Burns goes. Terrific delivery, just unplayable. Full and swinging away, Burns fishes at that and gets a thick outside edge which carries to Taylor at first slip. Rosco takes an easy catch and NZ have one. Really good channels from Tim Southee, he had to play 8/1
    7.2 and Warner has to go now. That is another poor delivery but Warner has picked the fielder at cover and has failed to keep his drive down. Against the run of play. Full and wide outside off, the drive was there to be played but Warner drove a bit lazily and did not keep it down. Latham holds on to a sharp chance 46/2
    68.1 Smith has nicked off! He shakes his head as he walks back. Good length and nibbles away slightly, Smith targets a punchy drive, perhaps through cover and only edges it behind. BJ Watling dives to his right and snaffles it 270/3
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    240
    320
    16
    0
    49.58
    85.1 .. and Southee strikes. Voges wants a review in a bid to overturn the on-field call of lbw. It is a fair ball. Full and on middle, Voges seeks to flick but does not connect as he is rapped on the pad. No signs of an inside edge. He toppled over the flick and the tracker shows that the ball would have just grazed the outside of the leg stump. Voges has to go 294/5
    71.6 an appeal for lbw, Marsh has been given out. He does not go for a review after consulting with Voges. Pretty full and snakes back in late to strike the back pad in front of middle. Two wickets in four overs for NZ 277/4
    100.3 edged and caught behind ahead. Full outswinger, seduces Nevill into a drive. He only gets an outside edge, a healthy one and feeds a simple catch to his opposite number. Fourth wicket for Southee 366/7
    98.5 Johnson is out, he walks back to warm applause. That's that, at least with the bat in international cricket. Back of a length and outside off, not all that short. He sets up for a pull and edges it behind, Watling pouches it. And Johnson finishes with 31 runs more than what Bradman scored in his last Test 355/6
    not out
    28
    16
    20
    3
    1
    175.00
    not out
    2
    6
    10
    0
    0
    33.33
    Extras
    9 (b 4, lb 3, nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    385/7d (103 Overs, RR: 3.73, 427 minutes)
    Did not bat: UT Khawaja, NM Lyon
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (JA Burns, 2.1 ov), 2-46 (DA Warner, 7.2 ov), 3-270 (SPD Smith, 68.1 ov), 4-277 (MR Marsh, 71.6 ov), 5-294 (AC Voges, 85.1 ov), 6-355 (MG Johnson, 98.5 ov), 7-366 (PM Nevill, 100.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TG Southee2549743.8800
    TA Boult1927724.0500
    DAJ Bracewell2056213.1000
    MJ Henry2075302.6510
    MD Craig1818104.5001
    KS Williamson10808.0000

Close of Play

  • Fri, 13 Nov - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 416/2 (DA Warner 244*, SPD Smith 5*, 90 ov)
  • Sat, 14 Nov - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 140/2 (KS Williamson 70*, LRPL Taylor 26*, 42 ov)
  • Sun, 15 Nov - day 3 - New Zealand 1st innings 510/6 (LRPL Taylor 235*, MD Craig 7*, 129 ov)
  • Mon, 16 Nov - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 258/2 (SPD Smith 131*, AC Voges 101*, 63 ov)
  • Tue, 17 Nov - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 104/2 (28 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Fours galore

200+

Fours hit in this Test - only the 8th time 200+ fours were hit in a Test. Most fours hit in a Test: 238, Ind v Aus, SCG 03-04

Slow going

73

Runs scored in the 1st session from 29 overs on the 5th day; 25 came in the last two overs bowled with the new ball.

NZ's good morning

2

No. of wicket maidens bowled by NZ in the first ten overs this morning; they had bowled none in this series before today.

The new high

1150

The previous highest scored by the top four batsmen in a Test before this one. The Ashes Test at Headingley in 1948.

Long time ago

1985

Last time an Aus captain made a Test hundred at the WACA before Smith - Allan Border in the Ashes Test in 1986-87.

Voges at the WACA

10

Fifty-plus scores by Voges in his last 10 first-class games at the WACA. He's scored more than 1200 runs.

Smith: 11-0

9

Fifties by Steven Smith in the second inns including this one. None of his 11 Test centuries have come in the second inns.

outdone by the opposition

2

No. of times before this a team had conceded the first-inns lead after scoring 500 or more in Aus. Last time - Ind in 2008.

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