Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c †Parore b Cairns
    75
    222
    157
    7
    1
    47.77
    c Vincent b Bond
    0
    5
    2
    0
    0
    0.00
    c †Parore b Martin
    31
    46
    37
    7
    0
    83.78
    c Bond b Vettori
    42
    84
    60
    5
    0
    70.00
    c †Parore b Vettori
    8
    20
    16
    2
    0
    50.00
    c Fleming b Cairns
    60
    168
    126
    7
    0
    47.61
    c Richardson b Vettori
    0
    7
    3
    0
    0
    0.00
    c Richardson b Vettori
    99
    213
    157
    10
    0
    63.05
    c McMillan b Vettori
    17
    90
    69
    3
    0
    24.63
    c †Parore b Vettori
    0
    9
    8
    0
    0
    0.00
    not out
    0
    10
    2
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    19 (lb 2, nb 16, w 1)
    TOTAL
    351 all out (103.4 Overs, RR: 3.38, 446 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (ML Hayden, 1.1 ov), 2-61 (RT Ponting, 11.2 ov), 3-122 (ME Waugh, 30.3 ov), 4-137 (SR Waugh, 35.2 ov), 5-191 (JL Langer, 50.6 ov), 6-192 (AC Gilchrist, 53.1 ov), 7-270 (DR Martyn, 78.3 ov), 8-342 (B Lee, 99.2 ov), 9-346 (JN Gillespie, 101.4 ov), 10-351 (SK Warne, 103.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    CL Cairns2358623.7316
    SE Bond1827414.1103
    CS Martin2348813.8200
    DL Vettori34.478762.5006
    NJ Astle511402.8000
  • BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    run out (SR Waugh)
    30
    134
    99
    3
    0
    30.30
    c ME Waugh b Lee
    54
    88
    54
    7
    0
    100.00
    c †Gilchrist b McGrath
    29
    73
    54
    2
    1
    53.70
    c Warne b Lee
    42
    106
    66
    3
    2
    63.63
    b Warne
    4
    22
    20
    0
    0
    20.00
    c Langer b Gillespie
    40
    68
    56
    5
    0
    71.42
    c Warne b Gillespie
    19
    49
    41
    2
    0
    46.34
    not out
    16
    56
    21
    2
    0
    76.19
    c SR Waugh b Lee
    3
    9
    7
    0
    0
    42.85
    b Lee
    8
    9
    12
    2
    0
    66.66
    Extras
    11 (b 1, lb 6, nb 4)
    TOTAL
    256/9d (71 Overs, RR: 3.60)
    Did not bat: CS Martin
    Fall of wickets: 1-77 (L Vincent, 19.1 ov), 2-90 (MH Richardson, 30.1 ov), 3-128 (MS Sinclair, 37.3 ov), 4-151 (SP Fleming, 42.5 ov), 5-199 (CL Cairns, 56.2 ov), 6-208 (NJ Astle, 59.2 ov), 7-241 (CD McMillan, 67.3 ov), 8-246 (DL Vettori, 68.6 ov), 9-256 (SE Bond, 70.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    GD McGrath1746313.7000
    JN Gillespie1705523.2302
    B Lee1635643.5002
    SK Warne2137513.5700

Close of Play

  • Fri, 30 Nov - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 293/7 (NJ Astle 28*, AC Parore 5*, 90 ov)
  • Sat, 1 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 75/2 (JL Langer 34*, ME Waugh 5*, 15 ov)
  • Sun, 2 Dec - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 351
  • Mon, 3 Dec - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 69/2 (ML Hayden 31*, ME Waugh 8*, 17 ov)
  • Tue, 4 Dec - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 381/7 (110 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • The art of lion-taming

    Gideon Haigh watches as New Zealand make Waugh's dominators fight for survival

  • New kid in town

    Don Cameron looks on as Lou Vincent makes a debut most audacious

  • Australia survives extraordinary Test of mettle

    By the time the last ball was bowled in this Third Test between Australia and New Zealand, the scoreboard at the WACA Ground in Perth was indicating a draw

  • Australia condemned to final day fight

    A troubled Australia will start the final day of the Third Test with just eight second innings wickets in tact and thus battling for survival after another six hours of New Zealand dominance at the WACA Ground in Perth today.

  • Warne down as Kiwis clutch valuable lead

    It was down and very nearly out at times, but Shane Warne somehow found a way to hoist a punchdrunk Australia off the canvas on a frenetic third day of the Third Test against New Zealand at the WACA Ground in Perth today