51.2 leading edge and Khawaja running around at mid-off takes a fine catch. Latham's gone. Ran down the pitch, but then realises Lyon's beaten him for the lack of flight. He had set up to slog into the leg side, then checks his shot but it doesn't help him. 157/3
    21.2 brilliant work from Marsh and immensely gutsy bowling from Nathan! Thew the ball up over Guptill's eyeline to make him go for the big one. Goes for a wild slog, but there isn't as much room for the shot. He was deceived by the extra flight. Top edges straight up, it swirls around and Marsh runs, looking over his shoulder and makes a dive to hold it with both hands. Great work all around 81/1
    38.1 he's nicked off! Hazlewood strikes and he's deserved it for stacking so many balls in the corridor. Beat Williamson outside off a couple of times earlier in this spell and this time that defensive bat pushes a little further out to feather a back of a length delivery straightening off the deck through to the keeper 121/2
    82.4 there's his first, and it comes as a result of a full delivery. Heasn't dealt those out too often, but here he does and maybe gets some awayswing too. Nicholls was looking for the whip through midwicket, but he plays it stuck on the crease and down the wrong line. His balance is shot, and the stumps are as well 218/7
    62.3 he's given! McCullum is lbw, but is asking for the height, and he wants to review. Back of a length ball cuts back in and McCullum was up on his toes to hit the very top flap of the front pad. Caught on the crease, and he is a short man. Nothing on Hot-Spot, they go to RTS to confirm. No bat involved, clearly. Three reds on Hawk-Eye and Marsh has done the trick. 178/4
    68.2 Stevie has his way! The captain asked for this very ball a minute or so ago and here it is. Anderson checks with his partner, didn't look all that convincing, but goes for a review. Pitches on middle, quite full too, Anderson is caught in the crease by the inswing and it drumps low into the front pad. Should be decimating leg stump. TV umpire Martinesz sees no bat, and then sees three reds on HawkEye. Anderson, after looking pretty decent for 21 balls, bags a duck because of the reverse swing. 185/5
    77.2 he has this knack, whether the batsman is trying to defend or attack, he gets through them with simple, unassuming deliveries. At least that's what they think initially. Watling went back thinking he had a cut or a punch through the off side. But Lyon had tossed it up, drifts it away to tempt the batsman into improper decision making. Watling tries to adjust with the ball turns quite a bit after pitching. Still only offeres an angled bat, takes the inside edge and thuds into the stumps 214/6
    90.5 "you beauty," is the shout and there's not really much to disagree on that. Hazlewood pitches on a good length and jags it back sharply, hits Bracewell on middle, and umpire Kettleborough says on your way. A little discussion between the two batsmen and up they go for review. No bat involved. This looks plumb. Shaves the top of middle, stays with umpire's call. Fair enough 242/8
    not out
    99.5 oh, it was always too good to last. Lyon has a fourth as he kept tossing the ball up, this time did so a little wider outside off. Southee, with his preference for leg-side play, tries to drag it. Mis-hit straight to Khawaja at long-on. Might just have been the fastest fifty by a NZ batsman in Tests had he held on a little longer 301/9
    104.3 gives his hand away too early and Marsh nails the middle stump. Boult had moved away outside off and had gone so far that he can't bring the bat down on a simple, full straight ball. Excellent bowling display to finish off an innings victory 327/10
    11 (b 2, lb 5, nb 4)
    327 all out (104.3 Overs, RR: 3.12, 436 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-81 (MJ Guptill, 21.2 ov), 2-121 (KS Williamson, 38.1 ov), 3-157 (TWM Latham, 51.2 ov), 4-178 (BB McCullum, 62.3 ov), 5-185 (CJ Anderson, 68.2 ov), 6-214 (BJ Watling, 77.2 ov), 7-218 (HM Nicholls, 82.4 ov), 8-242 (DAJ Bracewell, 90.5 ov), 9-301 (TG Southee, 99.5 ov), 10-327 (TA Boult, 104.3 ov)
    JR Hazlewood29.077522.5800
    JM Bird19.045112.6802
    PM Siddle8.003003.7500
    MR Marsh17.327334.1702
    NM Lyon31.0109142.9300

Close of Play

  • Fri, 12 Feb - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 147/3 (UT Khawaja 57*, AC Voges 7*, 40 ov)
  • Sat, 13 Feb - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 463/6 (AC Voges 176*, PM Siddle 29*, 130 ov)
  • Sun, 14 Feb - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 178/4 (HM Nicholls 31*, 62.3 ov)
  • Mon, 15 Feb - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 327 (104.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Long ago


Last time NZ lost a home Test by an innings - to Eng by Innings & 68 runs, also in Wellington.

Rare 1st-wkt success


Last time NZ had a higher opening stand in Tests against Aus, than their 81 in this inns - 111 by Greatbatch & Wright, also in Wellington in 1992-93.

Toughest opponents


Guptill's average against Aus in Tests, before this match. He had scored 224 runs in 14 inns with best of 58 against them.

Huge lead


First-innings lead for Aus - their highest in a Test in NZ beating the 326-run lead in 2004-05 also in Wellington. It is their 9th highest first-innings lead outside Aus.

Bowlers doing the catching


No. of caught & bowled in Australia's innings - joint-most in a Test inns. It is the third such instance after Eng v Aus, Lord's, 1890 and NZ v Aus, SCG, 1985-86.

Double twice


No. of batsmen who have scored more 200s than Voges' 2 after the age of 35 or more in Tests - Sangakkara (3 200s). 10 others have scored 2 200s after 35.

Going on and on


Runs scored by Voges since his last dismissal. He has gone past Tendulkar's record of most runs between two dismissals in Tests (497).

Near miss


No. of 4th wkt stands higher than 168 (between Khawaja & Voges) for Aus v NZ - 184 between Langer & Lehmann, Adelaide, 2004-05.

In great form


Khawaja's average in Tests last year. He scored 504 runs in 5 inns with 3 100s. His scores: 174, 9*, 121, 144 and 56.

Tail-enders rescue NZ


Runs added by NZ's last three wickets in this innings. The first seven wickets had added only 97 runs.

Incredible feat


No. of players who played 100 or more consecutive Tests from debut, before McCullum becoming the first to do so. AB de Villiers comes next with 98 Tests.