1st Test (D/N), Perth, December 12 - 15, 2019, ICC World Test Championship
416 & 217/9d
(T:468) 166 & 171

Australia won by 296 runs

Player Of The Match
30, 5/52, 23 & 4/45
Australia 1st Innings
New Zealand 1st Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
New Zealand 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Australia 1st Innings 
c & b Wagner43741134058.10
lbw b de Grandhomme942571021.42
b Wagner14324037018159.58
c Southee b Wagner431641884026.21
b Southee1226371046.15
c Santner b Southee569713610057.73
c †Watling b Southee391051832037.14
b Raval2085762023.52
c Williamson b Southee3041473173.17
c de Grandhomme b Wagner86320133.33
not out 00100-
Extras(b 2, lb 1, nb 2, w 8)13
TOTAL146.2 Ov (RR: 2.84, 614 Mins)416
Fall of wickets: 1-40 (Joe Burns, 12.6 ov), 2-75 (David Warner, 25.4 ov), 3-207 (Steven Smith, 74.3 ov), 4-225 (Matthew Wade, 82.1 ov), 5-301 (Marnus Labuschagne, 101.3 ov), 6-325 (Travis Head, 112.1 ov), 7-363 (Pat Cummins, 134.4 ov), 8-408 (Mitchell Starc, 144.6 ov), 9-416 (Nathan Lyon, 145.6 ov), 10-416 (Tim Paine, 146.2 ov)
82.1 to MS Wade, ball of the day! Full outside off from around the wicket and Wade takes a big stride to cover off stump, but the ball swings in massively to clip the timber. Wade can't do anything but walk back looking at the replay screen. 225/4
112.1 to TM Head, driven straight to cover! Head is going to be disappointed with that shot. Southee had been testing his patience with the wide line outside off. This one was similar and Head couldn't rein his shot in, went for the drive, but it wasn't quite a half-volley and he didn't keep it along the ground, ends up getting it on the bottom half of the bat and driving straight to the man stationed there, possibly just for that shot.. 325/6
144.6 to MA Starc, superbly caught by Williamson running back at mid-off. Starc's adventurousness finally results in his downfall, not before a valuable contribution though. Length ball outside off, he swiped at it without moving his feet, it goes up high off the toe end, and Williamson keeps eyes on the ball while running back and holds on.. 408/8
146.2 to TD Paine, and he's caught down the legside. Southee and Wagner have four each. He bowled this short and down legside, Paine went to pull but got a glove only. Watling tumbles to his left and gathers the ball.. 416/10
25.4 to DA Warner, he's claiming it! What a ripper. Warner falls short of the Don's 6996, atleast today. Another overpitched ball outside off, and Warner brings his bat down to squirt it away. But he's toe-ended a full toss to the bowler's right and he dives forward with his right hand stretched out to take a one-hander just an inch from the ground. Out goes Warner, in walks Smith. 75/2
74.3 to SPD Smith, caught at leg gully! The plan works! Brilliant from Wagner and New Zealand. It was another bouncer but he finally plays instead of ducking, he pulls but it hurries him and he miscues it off the sticker of the bat straight to Southee at leg gully. Easy head high catch. 207/3
101.3 to M Labuschagne, Bowled him! Brilliant from Wagner! Around the legs from around the wicket! That's hard to do. 130kph, fuller length and some significant swing into the right hander, Labuschagne shuffled across the crease to trying to glance it fine, he exposed leg stump and Wagner hit it flush!. 301/5
145.6 to NM Lyon, third time lucky for Wagner. It's been an eventful over and it's ended with a wicket. The best short ball of the over perhaps, because it climbed into him and denied room to free his arms for the pull. Lyon had decided he's going to go for it, and does so again. Not so well controlled and picked out fine leg this time.. 416/9
12.6 to JA Burns, Given LBW! No review. He had a long chat with Warner but walked off. Fuller length, hinting to shape away but it hit the seam and darted back to hit the pad below the knee roll. He was only half forward. Looked pretty good, but HawkEye says the ball would miss leg stump! Burns should've reviewed.... 40/1
134.4 to PJ Cummins, Bowled him around his legs! Raval has a wicket in Tests! Brilliant piece of bowling. Great reward. This was drifting down leg, Cummins went down to sweep fine but didn't cover the line, it got under the bat, pitched outside leg, turned and hit leg stump! Shane Warne would have been happy with that. 363/7
New Zealand 1st Innings 
b Hazlewood1790014.28
c & b Starc023000.00
c Smith b Starc34701017048.57
c Smith b Lyon801342059059.70
c †Paine b Starc718290038.88
b Starc011000.00
b Cummins829401027.58
c Smith b Starc23214330109.52
b Labuschagne219390010.52
c sub (MG Neser) b Lyon829341027.58
not out 023000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 2)3
TOTAL55.2 Ov (RR: 3.00, 262 Mins)166
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Tom Latham, 0.5 ov), 2-1 (Jeet Raval, 1.4 ov), 3-77 (Kane Williamson, 22.4 ov), 4-97 (Henry Nicholls, 28.5 ov), 5-97 (Neil Wagner, 28.6 ov), 6-120 (BJ Watling, 37.3 ov), 7-147 (Ross Taylor, 45.6 ov), 8-155 (Colin de Grandhomme, 46.6 ov), 9-166 (Mitchell Santner, 54.4 ov), 10-166 (Tim Southee, 55.2 ov)
0.5 to TWM Latham, caught and bowled! Leading edge just popped back to Starc! 144kph, back of a length angled into leg, it held in the surface, climbed and straightened, he closed the face of the bat trying to work through the leg side, it popped off the shoulder of the bat and looped back to Starc who took it casually in his follow through. 1/1
22.4 to KS Williamson, Smith takes a blinder at second slip. Quick ball by Starc, on a length and moving away and it draws a poke and an edge from Williamson. It was flying at pace but Smith went airborne and was horizontal to his right at full stretch while plucking the ball out of the air.. 77/3
28.5 to HM Nicholls, caught down the legside!. Starc was looking for that line, gave up a few runs off the last two balls, but this one was a bit straighter and Nicholls thought he was getting some more free runs, but he didn't make proper connection with the flick. Gets a thin touch that a gleeful Paine holds on to. Third wicket for Starc. 97/4
28.6 to N Wagner, castled him first ball! Full swinging delivery that is too good for a nightwatchman. Might have been too good for a main batsman too. Swung in late, landed at his feet and snuck through to break the stumps. He was a bit late in bringing down his bat I suppose but that was just a great ball to a lower order batsman.. 97/5
46.6 to C de Grandhomme, caught at second slip! Everyone waited for Aleem Dar. He took an age to give it. Then did. Then de Grandhomme reviewed after discussing with Santner. Was this off the helmet rather than glove? It was a brute of a bouncer straight at his face, he thrust the gloves up in hope. Did it touch the glove onto helmet and then to Smith at second? Nothing on hot spot. RTS seems inconclusive. It definitely came flush off the helmet. But there's no conclusive evidence for Marias Erasmus to overturn Aleem Dar's onfield decision. So it stays out!. 155/8
1.4 to JA Raval, Bowled him! 140kph inswinger straight through the gate! Full and swinging down the line of leg stump, he tries whip through forward square, leaves a gaping hole between bat and pad, it brushes the front pad and then crashes into middle and leg stump! Way too good. He tried to play too square. 1/2
37.3 to BJ Watling, softened him up! Or that's what everyone says anyway when a batsman is bowled after facing a short ball. Watling is slow in getting forward here. He has the right idea, the ball did need to be played. But Cummins has cranked it up. A 142 kph length ball kicks just a bit higher than he thinks it will, comes at him just a bit faster than he is ready for and it thuds into the bat even as he is still getting into the shot and ricochets onto the stumps. Spectacular bowling from Cummins. Just pure effort. Pure pain-barrier breaking effort. 120/6
45.6 to LRPL Taylor, everybody saw it coming. And it's all because of that one ball in his first over. That one giant monster of an offbreak that sneaked through bat and pad and nearly bowled Taylor has created demons. He doesn't know how much Lyon is turning the ball and as a result he's often been playing inside the line of the ball. Here too, a tossed up delivery, all tempting like, draws Taylor towards it. He tries to block it out but the ball dips, turns only just, juuuust enough to take the outside edge and land safely in Smith's hands. Masterful stuff from Lyon.. 147/7
55.2 to TG Southee, sliced to backward point and an easy catch for Neser! Lyon tossed it up, Southee's eyes lit up, he skipped down and tried to launch, he didn't quite get there, sliced across it as it didn't turn as much, it sliced high to backward point and Neser cruised around to take the catch easily. 166/10
54.4 to MJ Santner, bowled him through the gate with a classic leg break! Beautifully bowled. Tossed up into the footmarks outside Santner's off stump, he drives against the turn, it spins sharply through the gate and crashes into off stump! Shades of the King in that one. 166/9
Australia 2nd Innings 
c sub (TA Blundell) b Southee1963833030.15
c Nicholls b Southee531232236043.08
c Santner b Wagner50811123061.72
c Raval b Wagner1628393057.14
c Raval b de Grandhomme1752754032.69
c de Grandhomme b Southee5891062.50
b Southee025000.00
c †Watling b Wagner1332362040.62
c Taylor b Southee23212940109.52
not out 01123000.00
Extras(lb 7, nb 6, w 8)21
TOTAL69.1 Ov (RR: 3.13, 325 Mins)217/9d
Did not bat:
Fall of wickets: 1-44 (David Warner, 17.6 ov), 2-131 (Marnus Labuschagne, 42.2 ov), 3-148 (Joe Burns, 47.2 ov), 4-154 (Steven Smith, 50.1 ov), 5-160 (Travis Head, 51.6 ov), 6-160 (Tim Paine, 53.2 ov), 7-180 (Pat Cummins, 62.6 ov), 8-189 (Matthew Wade, 63.5 ov), 9-217 (Mitchell Starc, 69.1 ov)
17.6 to DA Warner, caught at mid off! A mistake from Warner. This was a length ball and he tried to pull, it got big on him and hurried him, he spooned it off the splice and it floated to mid on with Blundell coming in to take the catch. Warner lost control of the bat after he hit it, such was the surprise. 44/1
47.2 to JA Burns, caught at gully! A brute that flies off the gloves! 128kph, from around the wicket, banged in, it reared at him, he jumped and fended, punching it off the gloves into the gully, Nicholls does well, low to his left to take the catch. 148/3
51.6 to TM Head, caught at leg gully! That was always going to happen. He had been riding his luck glancing fine of leg gully and short of him. This was short into the hip, he played away from the body, and glanced it straight to him. Easy catch for de Grandhomme. It was like catching practice.. 160/5
53.2 to TD Paine, Bowled him! Good length angled from around the wicket. It was a scrambled seam, Paine pushed from the crease but played down the wrong line, it just wobbled in a touch, beat the inside edge and lit up the top of middle!. 160/6
69.1 to MA Starc, caught at a catching third man! Length ball angled across Starc, he tried to hit this to Rottnest island, heaving across the line, he gets a thick edge that flies to Taylor who has been smartly placed at a fine catching third man. Easy catch. Five for Southee. His best performance against Australia. 217/9
63.5 to MS Wade, caught at deep square! A chest high short ball at 120kph, he takes on the pull shot with a man out, which he didn't do against Wagner, hits it flat but not out of the middle and straight to Raval running in from deep square. Good catch from Raval again. 189/8
42.2 to M Labuschagne, mis-hit pull shot to forward square! Wagner gets him again! This was banged in, cramping him for room, he tried to pull, he clothed it, completely mis-hit it straight to Santner who took an easy catch at forward square. 131/2
50.1 to SPD Smith, caught at deep square! Wagner sucks him in again! Another short ball, he took on the pull shot, he hit it flat and hard but straight to Raval who is about 30 metres from the rope for that exact shot and he takes the catching rolling to his right! Wagner is a marvel.. 154/4
62.6 to PJ Cummins, caught down the leg side! Another for Wagner. Back of a length down leg, he shuffled back and across to glance, got a little tickle of the face of the bat and it was an easy catch for Watling. 180/7
New Zealand 2nd Innings (T: 468 runs)
c Lyon b Starc12129004.76
lbw b Lyon18681101026.47
c Wade b Lyon1481530175.00
c †Paine b Starc2242553052.38
c Head b Lyon2154731038.88
c †Paine b Starc401061534037.73
c Smith b Cummins3365762150.76
c Head b Cummins0813000.00
c Smith b Lyon410230040.00
c †Paine b Starc85601160.00
not out 17110014.28
Extras(lb 6, nb 1, w 2)9
TOTAL65.3 Ov (RR: 2.61, 290 Mins)171
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Jeet Raval, 6.2 ov), 2-21 (Kane Williamson, 9.1 ov), 3-57 (Ross Taylor, 22.4 ov), 4-57 (Tom Latham, 23.3 ov), 5-98 (Henry Nicholls, 39.4 ov), 6-154 (Colin de Grandhomme, 59.3 ov), 7-154 (BJ Watling, 60.6 ov), 8-154 (Mitchell Santner, 61.5 ov), 9-163 (Neil Wagner, 62.6 ov), 10-171 (Tim Southee, 65.3 ov)
6.2 to JA Raval, goodbye and goodnight, Jeet! Short of length on off, he jabs at this with hard hands, the ball hits a crack and bounces extra to lob off the shoulder of the bat and Lyon takes a dolly at point. A forgettable Test for Jeet Raval.. 6/1
22.4 to LRPL Taylor, caught behind! Under-edge trying to pull! 145kph, back of a length outside off, he tried to pull again but maybe it wasn't quite short enough, he got a thin bottom edge, Paine took the straight forward chance. Big scalp for Starc. Seven in the match now.. 57/3
60.6 to BJ Watling, has he tickled this down leg while trying to get out of the way? Yes, he has! Targeted at his ribcage, Watling is unmoved. Australia review. Hotspot shows a very faint mark on the glove, so the onfield decision will have to be reversed and Watling's defiance has been broken. Excellent decision to review.. 154/7
62.6 to N Wagner, snorter! Gets the edge in trying to fend another short ball, kisses the edge through to Paine. Australia one strike away as Lockie comes out at No. 11. 163/9
59.3 to C de Grandhomme, got him, got him! Superb delivery. A lifter from around the stumps into CDG's body, he looks to fend but can only get some glove on this as it deflects to Smith, who takes a good low catch at slip.. 154/6
61.5 to MJ Santner, hostile bowling right out of the top drawer! Another short ball, a snorter which Santner looks to get out of the way, but this is so furiously fast that it thuds into his glove even as he looks away. Travis Head at silly point is right on the money as he grabs the deflection!. 154/8
9.1 to KS Williamson, gone! Sharp turn, bounce, jab from Williamson and a simple catch at short leg. This one turned a mile, Williamson taken aback by the bounce, off the glove, thigh pad and easy catch. Lyon is on a hat-trick . 21/2
23.3 to TWM Latham, lbw appeal, given not out! The Australians are laughing and reviewing. It drifted in and slid on. He went back and was hit on the back pad infront of leg. No bat. He was very deep on the crease. Hawkeye had it smashing middle and leg! What was Aleem Dar watching? That looked plumb live. Latham is out via review.. 57/4
39.4 to HM Nicholls, drifts in from around the stumps, Nicholls looks to work it with the angle past short leg with his bat well in front of the pad, but this one hits the pad and then lobs off the back of the bat on the rebound. Head dives full-length forward and plucks out a one-handed catch. And with that, they'll take tea.. 98/5
65.3 to TG Southee, edged, taken and that's the Test for Australia. This one drifts away and skids through, Southee plays down the wrong line to get a thin edge and Smith does the rest.. 171/10
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Thu, 12 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 248/4 (Marnus Labuschagne 110*, Travis Head 20*, 90 ov)
Fri, 13 Dec - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 109/5 (Ross Taylor 66*, BJ Watling 0*, 32 ov)
Sat, 14 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 167/6 (Matthew Wade 8*, Pat Cummins 1*, 57 ov)
Sun, 15 Dec - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 171 (65.3 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • Australia: 200 runs in 66.1 overs (403 balls), Extras 16
  • Innings Break: Australia - 217/9 in 69.1 overs (NM Lyon 0)
  • New Zealand 2nd innings
  • Lunch: New Zealand - 31/2 in 12.0 overs (TWM Latham 10, LRPL Taylor 5)
  • New Zealand: 50 runs in 20.4 overs (124 balls), Extras 2
  • Over 23.3: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - TWM Latham (Upheld)
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 66/4 in 25.0 overs (HM Nicholls 3, BJ Watling 6)
  • Tea: New Zealand - 98/5 in 39.4 overs (BJ Watling 20)
  • Over 39.4: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - HM Nicholls (Struck down)
  • New Zealand: 100 runs in 39.6 overs (240 balls), Extras 2
  • Over 47.2: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - C de Grandhomme (Upheld)
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 102 balls (BJ Watling 16, C de Grandhomme 32, Ex 2)
  • New Zealand: 150 runs in 57.3 overs (346 balls), Extras 4
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 152/5 in 59.0 overs (BJ Watling 39, C de Grandhomme 33)
  • Over 60.6: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - BJ Watling (Upheld)
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TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2374
Hours of play (local time)13.00 start, Tea 15.00-15.20, Dinner 17.20-18.00, Close 20.00
Match days12,13,14,15 December 2019 - daynight (5-day match)
Test debut
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsAustralia 40, New Zealand 0
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