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.
Thanks for joining us over the last four days. We've enjoyed bringing you every ball of this Test. Until next time, this is Shashank Kishore saying goodbye on behalf of Alex Malcolm. Cheers!
Mitchell Starc is the Man of the Match for his nine-for. "Tougher than normal to bowl in this heat, full credit to the group. Even the part-timers did a great job for us. Never nice to see a bowler go down. It's going alright for me, I have a clear mindset. A couple of technical changes working with Andre Adams at New South Wales has worked. Few days off, play a bit of golf, rest up and prepare for Boxing Day Test."
Tim Paine: "We batted really well in the first innings to set the game up. Conditions was in our favour in the second innings. Really proud of our bowling attack, to take 20 wickets in 105 overs with two seamers in this heat is pretty incredible. Lyon was superb as well."
Kane Williamson: "It was challenging, we knew we were up against a tough side. Tactically they were outstanding, ahead from get-go. They were a long way ahead after the first innings. Important for us to reflect and look for those improvements, we have some time to reflect. Conditions were much different to the surfaces in Hamilton we were used to."
David Warner and Kane Williamson are having a chat. Wonder what that is about. Join us for the presentation shortly
kieran: "Only positives for NZ out of this match is Southee and Wagner bowled well, stuck at it despite the conditions. Lot of work to do in the batting dept. Losing Lockie in that first innings was a real blow. Poor batting discipline by NZ in the first innings, especially Kane and Henry Nicholls. Santner will have a question mark, he was ineffective in comparison to Nathan Lyon, and just can't play the short ball. Needs ducking practice. Come on batting coach what are you doing?"
8.00pm Yesterday, we were all wondering if Australia needed to put New Zealand back in for a few overs. They didn't, and as it turned out, it wasn't needed. With nearly two full days to bat, New Zealand have keeled over in under three sessions. The second innings batting was once again shaky, the only semblance of resistance coming with de Grandhomme and Watling kept them at bay for an hour and a bit. Once de Grandhomme fell, it was a collapse you really saw coming on the face of some hostile fast bowling.
Plenty to think about for New Zealand - not least of all their opening conundrum - ahead of the Boxing Day Test. Do they persist with Jeet Raval or to they bring in Tom Blundell? Do they tinker their batting order? Australia, meanwhile, have the simple matter of having to replace the injured Josh Hazlewood.
gets well forward and blocks
tossed up on middle, defended back
bunt this gently into the off side, wide of cover as they jog through
eased between gully and point to get off the mark
yorker-length on the stumps, squirted back
toe-crusher from around the stumps, turned wide of square leg
off the thigh pad, races to fine leg, beating Cummins
Simon: "Tough call for man of the match. 140 and 50 for Labushagne - clearly the standout bat. But 9 (maybe 10) wickets for Starc - clearly the standout bowler. Both very deserving."
walks across to pull, but is beaten. Stifled appeal but Nigel Llong says not out
has a swipe across the line, misses.
hops back and across to defend
brutal stuff! Fiery bouncer on the body, Lockie looks away, hang his glove out but this flies over him
fends, was in the air for a while but safe
attacks the body, he gets out of the way somehow
hops across and chips this into the vacant midwicket region.
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
flies over third man for six! Would you believe it if I told you all Wagner tried to do was get out of the way of this bouncer? Tried to fend, too late. Beaten for pace, it flies off a leading edge for six
chipped but safe, down towards long leg for a couple, he's off the mark
stunner from Starc! Angles one across Wagner while he's probably expecting stuff around his ribs, whizzes past the outside edge
bunts this gently past silly point as they scamper a single
|Toss||Australia, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||Australia led the 3-match series 1-0|
|Match number||Test no. 2374|
|Hours of play (local time)||13.00 start, Tea 15.00-15.20, Dinner 17.20-18.00, Close 20.00|
|Match days||12,13,14,15 December 2019 - daynight (5-day match)|
|Points||Australia 40, New Zealand 0|
Labuschagne, Starc break into top five in Test rankings after Perth heroics
Increased workload not a worry for Nathan Lyon, Tim Paine's trump card
Success against Steven Smith 'a good thing' - Gary Stead
'It's going to be a bit of bodyline this series' - Tim Paine
|C de Grandhomme||caught||33||65|
|LH Ferguson||not out||1||7|
|Extras||(lb 6, nb 1, w 2)|
|Total||171(10 wkts; 65.3 ovs)|