Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 3

837dDaniel Brettig in Adelaide

A week of renewal in Adelaide

The game as a whole has not seen so much imaginative talk about its future since the dawn of Twenty20; Test matches themselves have not been the subject of this much hype since the invention of the word "hype"

837dDaniel Brettig in Adelaide

Day-night Tests 'here to stay' - McCullum

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has declared day-night Test cricket "here to stay" after the conclusion of the inaugural floodlit match at Adelaide Oval, a popular success despite its three-day running time

837dMelinda Farrell in Adelaide

Playing the blame game not our mentality - McCullum

Brendon McCullum offered no excuses for his side's loss in Adelaide despite being at the receiving end of a contentious call involving Nathan Lyon. Instead, he chose to harp on the positives

Day 2

837dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale

New Zealand lead by 94 as wickets tumble

Peter Nevill and the tail helped Australia unexpectedly gain a first-innings lead on the second day in Adelaide, but a controversial umpiring decision played arguably the biggest role in denying New Zealand the advantage

837dMelinda Farrell in Adelaide

Dodgy DRS throws New Zealand off course

Both captains couldn't have predicted how much a contentious DRS decision could affect the entire flow of a day's play and, possibly, the course of the Test

Day 1

837dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale

Bowlers dominate early in day-night Test

Bowlers dominated the first day at Adelaide Oval, where 12 wickets fell as the pink ball made its debut in Test cricket. New Zealand made 202 before Australia reached 2 for 54 at stumps

837dDaniel Brettig at Adelaide Oval

Boring Siddle makes the difference

Peter Siddle brings much-needed balance and control to an Australian attack that at times suffers from the inclusion of too many spearheads and not enough shields

837dDaniel Brettig in Adelaide

Starc suffers stress fracture in right foot

Mitchell Starc's troublesome ankle may finally have caught up with him, as he was struck out of the bowling attack due to a stress fracture on day one of the day-night Test in Adelaide

837dDaniel Brettig in Adelaide

Remembering 408, twelve months on

On November 27 last year, Phillip Hughes died in hospital after being struck by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield game two days before. It was a tragedy that changed cricket forever

837dAaron Owen

That ball was hard to spot

There was the excitement of being part of history, but this fan in Adelaide is doubtful if he will be in favour of day-night Tests. Plus, he could not sight the ball well


1270dESPNcricinfo staff

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

837dDaniel Brettig

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

837dESPNcricinfo staff

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

837dIan Chappell

Test cricket needs to hurry it up

Introducing tweaks like four-day games will be pointless unless players and officials show more urgency to keep the game moving

837dDaniel Brettig

From dawn till dusk

The long road to the first day-night Test is also a history of cricket's often fraught relationship with commerce

837dMelinda Farrell in Adelaide

McCullum backs New Zealand on final lap

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said his team was a bit nervous at the start of the tour but has improved significantly over two Tests and are well placed for Adelaide

837dBharath Seervi

Runs, runs and more runs

Adelaide Oval has been an outstanding venue for Australia's captain, while the vice-captain enters this Test in rare form

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.