12.1 forces at a short-length ball and it's taken at second slip! They've got Warner instead... Or have they? This is soooo close to being a no-ball, Bracewell's front foot seemingly right on the line but Nigel Llong - he of the Lyon Preservation Society - decides it is okay and Warner heads off. Huge wicket, another huge moment. Third umpire repaying his debt? 62/2
    5.3 plays around a full ball, that's out! Pretty plumb lbw and Burns doesn't even consider a review... NZ have an opening, Boult gets this up towards the boots and past the inside edge, hit him just above the ankles and didn't have much further to go 34/1
    13.2 pinned in front, up goes the finger! Smith is bound to review, he has to, there might be a question of height... Nigel Llong is back in the game. No inside edge, this is down to ball-tracker, and Eagle Eye says... Gone! Just flicking the leg bail and that is enough to back up Richard Illingworth's on-field decision. Boult has removed Smith once again, Australia's kingpin batsmen are back in the hutch and this game is ON 66/3
    29.2 got him, edged to second slip! New Zealand strike, as they had to, and it is Boult with a bolt, slanted towards the cordon and Voges followed it this time, a sharp low chance and Southee tumbled to snap it up 115/4
    47.1 he's been caught in the slips! Would you believe it! Marsh had just got stuck in the last few overs and now he moves forward and pokes away from his body very tentatively at one that seams away from him from a good length, first slip takes the catch. He's played a superb innings though and is applauded off the Adelaide Oval. 176/6
    38.3 swings the bat again, this time he top edges towards mid-on... taken by Williamson diving back! This may well be too late but NZ have chipped out a fifth wicket, Marsh's desire to gallop for the line giving Santner a breakthrough. It was short and he tried to pull but sent it straight up 161/5
    49.5 he's been caught behind! Boult has five for, he has been sensational today! Nevill tried to drive a full ball that slanted across him before bending back big time, the ball grazed the inside edge and Watling dived to his left to take a stunner. Champion performance from Boult, how New Zealand would have loved a little more from Southee today 185/7
    not out
    not out
    3 (lb 2, w 1)
    187/7 (51 Overs, RR: 3.66, 235 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-34 (JA Burns, 5.3 ov), 2-62 (DA Warner, 12.1 ov), 3-66 (SPD Smith, 13.2 ov), 4-115 (AC Voges, 29.2 ov), 5-161 (MR Marsh, 38.3 ov), 6-176 (SE Marsh, 47.1 ov), 7-185 (PM Nevill, 49.5 ov)
    TG Southee16.015803.6200
    TA Boult16.036053.7510
    DAJ Bracewell11.023713.3600
    MD Craig6.002203.6600
    MJ Santner2.00814.0000

Match Details

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New Zealand , elected to bat first

Series result

Australia won the 3-match series 2-0

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number


Match days

27,28,29 November 2015 - day/night match (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Fri, 27 Nov - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 54/2 (SPD Smith 24*, AC Voges 9*, 22 ov)
  • Sat, 28 Nov - day 2 - New Zealand 2nd innings 116/5 (MJ Santner 13*, BJ Watling 7*, 37 ov)
  • Sun, 29 Nov - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 187/7 (51 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • South Africa reluctant to play day-night Test

    Cricket Australia is expected to announce the schedule for next summer's home international matches on Wednesday, despite an ongoing reluctance from South Africa's cricketers to play in a day-nig

  • Anatomy of the Lyon howler

    A behind-the-scenes look at one of the more controversial DRS calls of recent times underlines the need for umpires to work closely with the providers of the technology involved

  • Cricket and the curse of conservatism

    The recent day-night Test was greeted with suspicion - notably (and absurdly) by the statistically minded

  • Pink-ball cricket: pretty as a picture

    The Test at Adelaide Oval was an aesthetic delight, and it put bums on seats too

  • ICC admits Llong's DRS error

    The ICC has admitted that third umpire Nigel Llong made "an incorrect judgement" while deciding on New Zealand's review of the appeal for catch against Nathan Lyon

Rare series defeat for NZ


Consecutive series New Zealand had not lost before this one; their last series defeat was in 2013, in England (2-0)

Tough for batsmen


The top score in this Test, the lowest ever in a Test in Adelaide. The previous lowest was 67, in an Aus-WI Test in 1951-52

Where are the hundreds?


The last time there was no hundred in an Adelaide Test, when WI played Aus. There were 6 last year, in the Ind-Aus Test

Warner's bumper series


David Warner's series aggregate, the fourth-highest in a series of three of fewer Tests, after Gooch, Lara and Yousuf

Can NZ repeat Hobart?


Number of times New Zealand have dismissed Australia in the fourth innings to win a Test - in Hobart, in 2011

An unusual Adelaide Test


Average runs per wicket in this Test, at the end of the third innings. Only two Tests in Adelaide have had a lower average

Hot Hazlewood


Number of times Josh Hazlewood has taken five or more wickets in six home Tests. His best before today was 5 for 68

A rare rearguard


No of times before when 9th and 10th wkts have wiped out a bigger 1st-inn deficit from a score of <150. Aus at Trent Bridge, 2013.

Best stand


The previous highest stand for Australia in this inns - between Smith and Neville. This stand between Neville and Lyon is the best.

Australia in trouble


Last time Aus lost six-plus wkts for fewer runs in a session at home. They lost 6 for 40 on the 1st day of the Boxing Day Test.