Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    20.5 Hughes has been caught in the slips, off Martin once again, New Zealand have started superbly, short of a good length, a little closer to the off stump this one and nips away after a bit of outswing, a fatal poke from Phil Hughes and it's that man Guptill again who snaps him, moving to his left at second slip, early pressure on the hosts. Four in four for Martin, Hughes and Guptill 72/1
    not out
    34.6 edged and Khawaja perishes chasing a wide one, just when Australia had a sound partnership going, brilliantly taken by Taylor at first slip, his view would have been obstructed partly by Guptill who dived to his right from second slip but he held on, full and wide and Khawaja tried to cream that through the covers, didn't quite work out that way 122/2
    45.4 did that stop on Ponting? Bracewell bowled that short of a good length and he mistimed it completely, punching it away from his body straight into the hands of extra cover, Ponting walks back to a standing ovation. The umpire checked again for a no-ball but Bracewell was safe there 159/3
    47.5 New Zealand have fought back, this is getting close, pitched up outside off and Clarke is sucked into playing the drive, it moves away after pitching, Clarke gets a thick outside edge and Taylor snaps it at first slip on the second attempt 159/4
    47.6 It seems like we are, Bracewell has struck and spiced up this game even more, full delivery swinging in to the left-hander, lands on leg and straightens, Hussey closes the face on that one, misses and is struck in line. Asad Rauf probably reckons it's missing leg and gives it not out but Taylor calls for a review, and replays show it would have taken leg stump, Rauf has to reverse his decision and raises his finger sparking celebrations in the New Zealand camp 159/5
    54.2 Haddin goes, a significant blow as he can get runs quickly, pitched on a length outside off and Southee continues to get it to swing away, chased it did Haddin and got a thick edge, straight into the hands of Taylor at first slip 192/6
    54.5 New Zealand are ahead now, Siddle goes! Fishing for the away going delivery, swinging away, Siddle prods at that one, gets a thick edge and Ryder at second slip makes no mistake, moving low to his left 194/7
    55.4 New Zealan are on top now. The world has turned after lunch. Pattinson chases a wide one and the slips have been brilliant today, pitched it on a length and it was away-going delivery, Pattinson reached for that one and got a thick edge and Guptill snapped it easily at second slip 199/8
    55.6 Bracewell's struck, what a ripper, nipped back in from the off stump and Starc had no answer, was cleaned up, that knocked middle and off, significant movement back in towards middle and Bracewell's taken five, New Zealand on the brink of a famous win 199/9
    63.4 Bracewell seals it for New Zealand! Got that to nip back in from outside off, closed the face on that one but it beat him through the gate, what a Test match but fittingly, it was Bracewell who finished it off, securing his team's first win over Australia since March 1993. It's their first Test win in Australia since 1985 233/10
    21 (b 3, lb 18)
    233 all out (63.4 Overs, RR: 3.65, 317 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-72 (PJ Hughes, 20.5 ov), 2-122 (UT Khawaja, 34.6 ov), 3-159 (RT Ponting, 45.4 ov), 4-159 (MJ Clarke, 47.5 ov), 5-159 (MEK Hussey, 47.6 ov), 6-192 (BJ Haddin, 54.2 ov), 7-194 (PM Siddle, 54.5 ov), 8-199 (JL Pattinson, 55.4 ov), 9-199 (MA Starc, 55.6 ov), 10-233 (NM Lyon, 63.4 ov)
    CS Martin16.044412.7500
    TA Boult12.015114.2500
    TG Southee19.037724.0500
    DAJ Bracewell16.444062.4000

Close of Play

  • Fri, 9 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 12/1 (DA Warner 7*, UT Khawaja 1*, 4.2 ov)
  • Sat, 10 Dec - day 2 - New Zealand 2nd innings 139/3 (LRPL Taylor 42*, KS Williamson 34*, 44 ov)
  • Sun, 11 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 72/0 (PJ Hughes 20*, DA Warner 47*, 19 ov)
  • Mon, 12 Dec - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 233 (63.4 ov) - end of match

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