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    5.6 that's an anti-climactic wicket. You are watching for the outside edge on a pitch with such seam movement, but he has gone to a ball short of a length. It has seamed back in, but it is the extra bounce that has done Guptill in. Gloved on to the thigh pad, and this time Burns dive forward to collect the loopy catch. They check the no-ball, it is close, but it is a legal delivery 21/1
    14.4 that's a ripper from Smith at second slip diving in front of first. Actually this is going to the left of first slip. I wonder how Latham has managed to edge this one. This is really full. A proper long half-volley so not much scope for seam movement. He sees a drive there, through the vacant cover region, but he has edged it. And Smith dives to his right and takes this one-handed. So much concentration, so much hard work, and he has scored just four. Hmm. He moves forward late, and the bat comes down late, which results in the edge. Interesting to see that Voges, the man at first slip, is not going to his left for this catch 23/2
    26.5 another ripper from Smith? They are checking it with the third umpire because Warner, the silly slip, is in the umpire's way. A really full delivery, Williamson drives, and incredibly it still manages to swing away enough to take the edge. So far Williamson has been letting the ball hit the bat, but this time he pushes at it. It goes low between second and third slip. And mind, that third slip is so close he is wearing a helmet. Warner, the man under the helmet dives for the ball, but it beats him. Smith dives to his right, and plucks is one-handed inches off the ground. So two sensational catches for Smith this morning 74/4
    19.4 big lbw appeal, given, and Nicholls has reviewed this. This is slightly short of a length, pitched middle and off, seams back in, beats Nicholls' drive, hits him on the back leg. He plays the drive, but his weight is not well forward. I am sure he has reviewed this on the height, but the ball is more than just clipping the bails. Another top call from Kettleborough 32/3
    45.1 finally it ends. With a lovely catch off Pattinson's bowling. That's how we thought it happened some 100 runs ago, but that turned out to be a no-ball. Since then McCullum has made Australia pay through some sensational hitting. This time he moves inside the line of a length ball, and plays a pick-up shot. Lyon at long leg picks it early, and charges in, and dives forward to take a superb catch. A third very good legal catch today 253/5
    48.5 Anderson has been hitting sweetly back over Anderson's head, but this time he perishes trying to do just that. Lyon has smartly dragged this wider. Anderson is out of his crease so he has to go ahead with the shot. He fails to drag it, and lobs i straight up for cover to take the catch. An excellent hand from Anderson. On another day a great lead effort. Today a support act 266/6
    65.4 finally New Zealand's innings comes to an end. Watling is caught at deep point. You won't see that many times, but New Zealand have been looking to bat aggressively because while they want runs, they also want Australia to bat while the ball is still seaming around 370/10
    50.2 and this thrill-a-minute Test continues to thrill. Australia fighting their way back. Southee looks to give Lyon the charge, but hardly gets any power or elevation. An easy catch at mid-off results. Just not to the pitch of the ball as Lyon slows it down seeing Southee advance 273/7
    54.3 nearly dropped by Khawaja. The entertainment continues, though. Henry gives him the charge, Lyon continues to keep flighting the ball, Henry goes for the big hit, mis-hits it towards long-on, where Khawaja nearly lets the ball slip out. He collects it on the second grab 297/8
    61.2 classic seamer's dismissal. Looks like this is swinging back in, pitches off, and then seams away. Wagner follows the direction of the ball, and edges it. There is still life in this pitch. New Zealand will look forward to bowling on it 333/9
    not out
    14
    10
    2
    0
    140.00
    Extras
    9 (lb 2, nb 2, w 5)
    TOTAL
    370 all out (65.4 Overs, 301 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JR Hazlewood18.059825.4400
    JL Pattinson15.028125.4011
    JM Bird14.446624.5000
    MR Marsh8.016217.7501
    NM Lyon10.006136.1000
    Fall of wickets:1-21 (MJ Guptill, 5.6 ov), 2-23 (TWM Latham, 14.4 ov), 3-32 (HM Nicholls, 19.4 ov), 4-74 (KS Williamson, 26.5 ov), 5-253 (BB McCullum, 45.1 ov), 6-266 (CJ Anderson, 48.5 ov), 7-273 (TG Southee, 50.2 ov), 8-297 (MJ Henry, 54.3 ov), 9-333 (N Wagner, 61.2 ov), 10-370 (BJ Watling, 65.4 ov)
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    7.4 only the second ball he has bowled to Warner, and Boult gets one for NZ. Short of a length, angling in, don't think this has moved away, and it seems Warner has played down the wrong line. Takes the shoulder of the outside edge for a sharp catch for Guptill at second slip 25/1
    103.2 a better bouncer, and New Zealand finally get a wicket. First one came in 13 minutes into the day. This has come about 13 minutes before stumps. Badge high, well hooked actually as he rolled his wrists and brought this down, but it takes time to come down from this height. And before it comes down, Guptill at square leg takes the catch 356/3
    23.1 Boult does it again. A bit of a nothing shot from Khawaja, though. Boult has bowled five of the seven balls this morning about two stumps outside off. Khawaja just pushes at this without really moving forward. Which means the slight holding of the line is enough to take the edge through to McCullum at first slip. Superb low grab by the bootlaces 67/2
    105.1 for those who were working on their microwaves, Smith has provided an action replay of the Burns dismissal. New Zealand salvage their day a little bit. Again a bouncer over the shoulder, and again Smith looks to pull it down, and he finds Guptill again at square leg. Sweet connection, playing it down, but straight to the man. It is difficult to control them and place them from that height. That's why they say hooking is fraught with risk 357/4
    141.2 Wagner has three similar wickets. That averages falls before hundred. He bowls short again, this time Voges pulls from around shoulder high, manages a good connection, but there are two square legs in place. Latham catches this overhead with a jump 464/6
    130.6 so the combine of Williamson and McCullum strikes. Williamson draws the front-foot defensive with a ball not full enough to be a half-volley. The ball doesn't turn, takes the edge, and McCullum takes a ripper diving to his right at slip. This is low, dying on him, but he has managed to get under it 438/5
    147.1 and the pull gets him another wicket. He is bowled brilliantly to a brilliantly set field. Wagner goes short from round the wicket, Marsh is happy to pull down on it, but he has pulled it down and low to midwicket for a fourth wicket on the pull 483/7
    151.3 five-for with short balls. This time Nevill tries to ramp one over the slips, gets too close to it, and gloves it and Watling takes his first catch of the match 496/9
    148.3 now the wickets are a-fallin'. Throws in a wide length ball. Pattinson plays a loose drive. Perhaps it stops at him a touch. Offers a simple catch to backward point 484/8
    153.1 and this is the perfect ball. Has handcuffed Hazlewood with one in the ribs. He looks for the ramp, but there is no room. Easy catch for McCullum at slip 505/10
    not out
    4
    7
    1
    0
    57.14
    Extras
    19 (b 9, lb 10)
    TOTAL
    505 all out (153.1 Overs, 642 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TG Southee25.048503.4000
    TA Boult31.0510823.4800
    MJ Henry32.0810103.1500
    CJ Anderson22.026613.0000
    N Wagner32.1610663.2900
    KS Williamson7.001712.4200
    BB McCullum4.02300.7500
    Fall of wickets:1-25 (DA Warner, 7.4 ov), 2-67 (UT Khawaja, 23.1 ov), 3-356 (JA Burns, 103.2 ov), 4-357 (SPD Smith, 105.1 ov), 5-438 (NM Lyon, 130.6 ov), 6-464 (AC Voges, 141.2 ov), 7-483 (MR Marsh, 147.1 ov), 8-484 (JL Pattinson, 148.3 ov), 9-496 (PM Nevill, 151.3 ov), 10-505 (JR Hazlewood, 153.1 ov)
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    65
    162
    9
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    40.12
    47.4 poor Joe Burns. He has battled and battled to stay not out when the winning runs are scored, but now that they are trying to hit out to finish it before lunch he has gone out slogging. After clearing mid-off earlier, he looks to go over mid-on, misses, and is bowled. Walks off to a big applause 179/3
    12.1 got him first up. Given not-out on the field for a catch to the keeper down the leg side, New Zealand review it, and they have reviewed it well. Warner, who shakes his head, you can tell he is out from the way he is moving the moment this has been reviewed. This is short of a length, into the hip from round the wicket, he looks to work it fine, and has gloved it. The umpire thinks it has come off the hip, but the gloves are far from the hip, and that is the only thing that touches the ball 49/1
    36.3 Southee finally gets a wicket. After eight straight dots at Khawaja. This is a length ball outside off, angling away. Khawaja plays with a bat half-horizontal and half-vertical. And away from the body. There is some extra bounce too to take the edge through to McCullum at first slip 113/2
    not out
    53
    46
    4
    1
    115.21
    not out
    10
    19
    2
    0
    52.63
    Extras
    6 (lb 4, nb 2)
    TOTAL
    201/3 (54 Overs, 241 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TA Boult17.016013.5200
    TG Southee7.023014.2800
    MJ Henry9.013303.6601
    N Wagner18.046013.3301
    CJ Anderson3.001404.6600
    Fall of wickets:1-49 (DA Warner, 12.1 ov), 2-113 (UT Khawaja, 36.3 ov), 3-179 (JA Burns, 47.4 ov)

Match Notes

No more undefeated

0

No. of home Tests lost by NZ under McCullum, before this series in 12 Tests. They lost both the Tests and also lost the first home series under him.

Only one higher

1

No. of times NZ set a higher target than 201 against Aus in NZ. They had set 210 in Hamilton in 1999-00 which Aus won by 6 wkts.

Another record

0

No. of NZ batsmen who reached 4000 Test runs in fewer innings and at a younger age than Kane Williamson. He did it in 89 inns at age of 25 years, 199 days.

Finishes high

170

No. of runs by McCullum in his final Test - most by any captain. Karl Nunes had made 158 runs (66 & 92) in his last Test as captain for WI v Eng, Kingston, 1930.

Safe Hands

17

No. of catches taken by fielders in the first 2 inns - most in any Test. There were 16 catches in the first 2 inns in NZ v Ind, Hyderabad, 1988-89.

New high

159*

Previous highest individual score by an Aus opener in NZ - 159 by Ian Redpath, Auckland, 1973-74. Joe Burns has gone past that score.

Cracking stand

9.76

Run rate in the 179-run stand between McCullum and Anderson - highest in a stand of 150 or more in Tests (where balls known).

Fastest ever

54

No. of balls required by McCullum to bring up his 100 in this match - fastest in Test cricket history. Prev fastest: 56 balls by V Richards & Misbah.

Another blast?

195

McCullum's score in his only previous Test inns at Hagley Oval in Christchurch - 195 off 134 (with 11 sixes) vs SL, 2014-15.

Elected to field, again

1

No. of previous Tests at Hagley oval in Christchurch, before this. SL had chose to field first in that Test as well and NZ won by 8 wks then scoring 441 in 1st inns.