Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    27.3 caught at leg gully! That trap works again! Superb catch from de Grandhomme! This was a short length ball down leg, but it was only waist high and well outside his body line, he just pulled around the corner with control but hit it flat and straight to the catching man placed there. Good catch from de Grandhomme moving to his right 95/2
    14.1 edged and taken at first slip! 121kph, late swing and seam! This was angled into middle, it pitched and left him, he was squared up pushing across the line, got an edge and it floated to Taylor at first slip! Easy knee high catch 39/1
    215
    363
    516
    19
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    59.22
    139.2 tossed up around off, Labuschagne looked to whip it on the leg side but was a touch early into the shot. The ball lobbed over Astle who timed his jump well and caught it overhead. But what an innings from Labuschagne, the crowd gives him a standing ovation 416/7
    83.1 Finally a breakthrough, new ball does the trick as Smith once again fails. He is dejected, shaking his head all the way to the dressing room. Was a length ball outside off, and it caught Smith neither forward nor back. He just hung his bat out, the ball wobbled off the seam to take the outside edge and Taylor pouches it near shin height at first slip. They are checking for the no-ball but de Grandhomme is fine there 251/3
    90.6 Bowled him! Trying to sweep! Looped up higher and slower, no one was back on the sweep, he got sucked in to sweep, it was too full to sweep, he plays all over it and it skids on to hit off stump! 288/4
    109.1 Henry gets the wicket. Head edges one behind as he looks to cut one which is a touch too close. Was a length ball from around the wicket and Watling made no mistake behind the stumps 331/5
    136.6 bowled'im! Third wicket for de Grandhomme. Was a length ball outside off but it nipped back in to find the gap between the bat and pad and hit the off stump as Paine looked to push at it 410/6
    142.4 and it drops on to the stumps. Was an attempted short one but it hardly took off. Pattinson though had taken his eyes off while he looked to duck. The ball hits him on the shoulder and bounces off his gloves, on to the back of the bat and dislodges the bails. Pattinson tried to push it away with his bat but he was too late 426/8
    143.5 wrong'un again, Cummins comes forward and looks to flick it away, ends up hitting straight towards short leg who clings to it 430/9
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    31
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    104.76
    150.1 the middle stump has been knocked out of the ground. Was a length ball that nipped back in and it had Starc neither forward nor back as he looked to work it on the leg side 454/10
    not out
    6
    19
    24
    1
    0
    31.57
    Extras
    8 (lb 6, nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    454 all out (150.1 Overs, RR: 3.02, 623 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-39 (Joe Burns, 14.1 ov), 2-95 (David Warner, 27.3 ov), 3-251 (Steven Smith, 83.1 ov), 4-288 (Matthew Wade, 90.6 ov), 5-331 (Travis Head, 109.1 ov), 6-410 (Tim Paine, 136.6 ov), 7-416 (Marnus Labuschagne, 139.2 ov), 8-426 (James Pattinson, 142.4 ov), 9-430 (Pat Cummins, 143.5 ov), 10-454 (Mitchell Starc, 150.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MJ Henry3239412.9310
    C de Grandhomme2417833.2501
    N Wagner33.196631.9800
    WER Somerville2929913.4100
    TD Astle32011123.4600
  • BATSMEN
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    49.2 a soft dismissal, Latham departs for 49. Australia have two in last three balls. It was a fuller delivery and Latham just chipped it straight towards mid-on where Starc accepts a dolly. Maybe the slowness of the surface did Latham in, looked just a fraction early into the shot 117/3
    34
    105
    151
    4
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    32.38
    33.5 Bowled him! Through the legs off the pad! He got in a tangle. It wasn't a great ball. It was shorter going down leg, he opened up to whip it off the back foot through square leg, but he missed it, it came off the inside of the left leg and went onto the stumps 68/1
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    53.44
    48.6 89kph, much better, fuller at the stumps. Raval comes forward and looks to defend. It was pitched on the off stump and beat the inside edge to hit the pad. An appeal for lbw and given straightaway. Raval is having a chat with Latham and he chooses to review, just in time, at least that's what Aleem Dar reckons although it looked like the 15-second timer was over. Front foot is fine, no bat either, the only question is if it was sliding down. No, would have gone on to hit the leg stump. New Zealand lose the review as well as their second wicket 117/2
    56.1 Given lbw! Taylor starts to walk and then reconsiders. He reviews. No bat, he was trapped on the crease but was he hit outside the line? He wiped across the line with an angled bat. Nothing on hot spot or RTS. Ball tracking says impact is umpire's call and it's hitting off stump flush! It stays out! He was squared up by a full delivery angled into off, and he just got in a tangle half forward. Bat came down at a terrible angle. 145/4
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    45.21
    87.6 Bowled him through the gate! 134kph, zipping back through the gate and crashing into off. It was a great length, fuller, enticing the drive, a wobbling seam, it hit nipped in through the gap between bat and pad. Superb delivery. 235/7
    66.5 chopped on! 144kph, wide of off, well wide, he tried to square drive on the up but dragged it on! It probably wasn't the length. He threw the hands out and dragged it on via a bottom edge off the angled bat 163/5
    75.1 fuller on middle and leg, tucked away in front of square leg, Wade is charging in from the deep and they decide to take on him. The throw is not strong, but de Grandhomme is struggling as Paine whips the bails off. Australia are not super confident but replays show the batsman was well short 195/6
    not out
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    91.4 Bowled him! Too good. Beaten three times and then bowled. 89kph, back of a length, he went back and it shot a touch lower and skidded on again, beat the outside edge and crashed into off stump. 237/8
    91.6 Bowled him! A big slog sweep goes horribly wrong. This was tossed up on off, Wagner's eyes lit up, he was down on one knee, took a big swipe, it skidded on through the massive open gate and crashed into off. Lyon bowled six balls and beat the bat six times, hitting the stumps twice 237/9
    95.4 Has he been stumped after defending it? Paine is confident. He has been! Tossed up outside off, he leaned out to defend it, it runs off the middle of the bat behind him to Paine who grabs it with the one hand whips the bails off in the one motion, Henry's foot had just slid out of the crease 251/10
    Extras
    11 (b 1, lb 4, nb 1, pen 5)
    TOTAL
    256 all out (95.4 Overs, RR: 2.67, 440 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-68 (Tom Blundell, 33.5 ov), 2-117 (Jeet Raval, 48.6 ov), 3-117 (Tom Latham, 49.2 ov), 4-145 (Ross Taylor, 56.1 ov), 5-163 (BJ Watling, 66.5 ov), 6-195 (Colin de Grandhomme, 75.1 ov), 7-235 (Glenn Phillips, 87.6 ov), 8-237 (William Somerville, 91.4 ov), 9-237 (Neil Wagner, 91.6 ov), 10-256 (Matt Henry, 95.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MA Starc2115712.7100
    PJ Cummins2264432.0000
    JL Pattinson1635803.6201
    NM Lyon30.4106852.2100
    M Labuschagne40802.0000
    TM Head201105.5000
  • BATSMEN
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    not out
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    225
    9
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    69.81
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    50.63
    29.1 Huge lbw shout for Astle, given not out. New Zealand review. It was a beautiful wrong un, not picked, he went forward, it missed the bat clearly. Ball tracking has it hitting! Out! Aleem Dar's decision is overturned. It hit below the knee roll on the front foot and was hitting the top of middle and leg 107/1
    51.6 caught at long on! Labuschagne falls short of scoring 900 runs in the five Test over the summer! He sacrificed his wicket really chasing runs. It was full in the slot, he cleared the front leg and heaved it to long on but straight down Latham's throat 217/2
    Extras
    7 (b 3, lb 3, w 1)
    TOTAL
    217/2d (52 Overs, RR: 4.17, 225 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-107 (Joe Burns, 29.1 ov), 2-217 (Marnus Labuschagne, 51.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MJ Henry1225414.5010
    C de Grandhomme1314303.3000
    N Wagner913704.1100
    WER Somerville1003603.6000
    TD Astle814115.1200
  • BATSMEN
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    4.3 given lbw but reviewed by Latham. Was a length ball on middle and straying on to the pads. Latham once again fails to put bat on the ball. Struck just above the knee roll and Marais Erasmus raises his finger. We have a review here. No bat involved but it would have just clipped the leg stump. It's umpire's call and therefore that stays out 4/2
    2.5 caught at point! Stunning catch from Lyon! 142kph full and wide, he climbs into a square drive, he nails but flat and low in the air, Lyon dives sharply low to his right and hangs on with the two hands! That was flying and Lyon plucked it diving to his right. Sensational 3/1
    9.5 given out caught-behind but Raval is confident he didn't hit it. Talks to Taylor before going for the review. Tossed up from Lyon just outside off, Raval comes forward to defend as the ball spins away from him. A loud appeal from everyone around the bat and Aleem Dar raises his finger. The angle for the HotSpot is not ideal but there is something on the Snicko as the ball passes the bat. And that's a good enough confirmation for the third umpire 22/3
    18.3 Bowled him! Cummins with a cracker! This was sensational. Wide of the crease, angled in full, it nips away a touch, Taylor plays down the wrong line and it beats the edge and crashes into off stump. 38/5
    11.3 another appeal for caught-behind and Dar raises his finger after some thinking. Phillips is having a chat with Taylor and goes for the review. Was a length ball outside off, Phllips goes back to defend but it doesn't turn as much he expected. A faint outside edge, as confirmed by the Hot Spot. Phillips walks back for a duck. New Zealand 22 for 4, with no review left 22/4
    47.5 five in the innings, ten in the game. Nathan Lyon gets the main man. They are congratulating each other, so Henry isn't coming out to bat despite having his arm guard on in the dressing room. Was a length ball outside off, Watling went across and swept it behind square but failed to keep it down and Cummins made no mistake 136/9
    41.6 goes aerial once again, this time on the leg side. But he is not to the pitch of the delivery and ends up hitting it towards deep midwicket. Burns comes in a couple of yards and takes it comfortably 107/6
    45.4 a brilliant catch by Pattinson. Tossed up outside off, Astle goes for the slog sweep, ends up top-edging it to the right of mid-off, Pattinson runs in, puts in the dive to his right and takes it with both hands. Burns too was running backward from cover but he was never going to reach there. 128/7
    46.6 middle stump has been knocked out! A reverse-swinging yorker, right on the money. Too good for Somerville who cannot get his bat down on it 136/8
    not out
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    absent hurt
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    Extras
    4 (b 3, lb 1)
    TOTAL
    136 all out (47.5 Overs, RR: 2.84, 211 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Tom Blundell, 2.5 ov), 2-4 (Tom Latham, 4.3 ov), 3-22 (Jeet Raval, 9.5 ov), 4-22 (Glenn Phillips, 11.3 ov), 5-38 (Ross Taylor, 18.3 ov), 6-107 (Colin de Grandhomme, 41.6 ov), 7-128 (Todd Astle, 45.4 ov), 8-136 (William Somerville, 46.6 ov), 9-136 (BJ Watling, 47.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MA Starc932532.7700
    PJ Cummins1132912.6300
    JL Pattinson63801.3300
    NM Lyon16.545052.9700
    M Labuschagne502004.0000

Close of Play

  • Fri, 03 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 283/3 (M Labuschagne 130*, MS Wade 22*, 90 ov)
  • Sat, 04 Jan - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 68/0 (TWM Latham 26*, TA Blundell 34*, 29 ov)
  • Sun, 05 Jan - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 40/0 (DA Warner 23*, JA Burns 16*, 16 ov)
  • Mon, 06 Jan - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 136 (47.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

New Zealand 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st3TWM LathamTA Blundell
2nd1JA RavalTWM Latham
3rd18LRPL TaylorJA Raval
4th0LRPL TaylorGD Phillips
5th16LRPL TaylorBJ Watling
6th69C de GrandhommeBJ Watling
7th21BJ WatlingTD Astle
8th8BJ WatlingWER Somerville
9th0BJ WatlingN Wagner