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3rd Test, Sydney, January 03 - 06, 2020, ICC World Test Championship
454 & 217/2d
(T:416) 256 & 136

Australia won by 279 runs

Player Of The Match
215 & 59
Player Of The Series
549 runs • 2 wkts
Australia 1st Innings
New Zealand 1st Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
New Zealand 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Australia 1st Innings 
c de Grandhomme b Wagner45801213056.25
c Taylor b de Grandhomme1839593046.15
c & b Astle21536351619159.22
c Taylor b de Grandhomme631822174034.61
b Somerville2232352168.75
c †Watling b Henry1042801023.80
b de Grandhomme35921133038.04
b Wagner220230010.00
c Phillips b Astle812191066.66
b Wagner22213111104.76
not out 619241031.57
Extras(lb 6, nb 1, w 1)8
TOTAL150.1 Ov (RR: 3.02, 623 Mins)454
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)
109.1 to TM Head, 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
14.1 to JA Burns, 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
83.1 to SPD Smith, 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
136.6 to TD Paine, 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
27.3 to DA Warner, 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
142.4 to JL Pattinson, 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
150.1 to MA Starc, 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
90.6 to MS Wade, 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
139.2 to M Labuschagne, 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
143.5 to PJ Cummins, 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
New Zealand 1st Innings 
c Starc b Cummins491332264036.84
b Lyon341051514032.38
lbw b Lyon3158704053.44
lbw b Cummins22203740110.00
b Cummins521151786145.21
b Starc930431030.00
run out (Wade/†Paine)2024393083.33
not out 2563954039.68
b Lyon01016000.00
b Lyon022000.00
st †Paine b Lyon315170020.00
Extras(b 1, lb 4, nb 1, pen 5)11
TOTAL95.4 Ov (RR: 2.67, 440 Mins)256
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)
66.5 to BJ Watling, 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
49.2 to TWM Latham, 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
56.1 to LRPL Taylor, 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
87.6 to GD Phillips, 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
33.5 to TA Blundell, 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
48.6 to JA Raval, 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
91.4 to WER Somerville, 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 to N Wagner, 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 to MJ Henry, 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. 256/10
Australia 2nd Innings 
not out 1111592259069.81
lbw b Astle40791283250.63
c Latham b Henry5974973079.72
Extras(b 3, lb 3, w 1)7
TOTAL52 Ov (RR: 4.17, 225 Mins)217/2d
Fall of wickets: 1-107 (Joe Burns, 29.1 ov), 2-217 (Marnus Labuschagne, 51.6 ov)
51.6 to M Labuschagne, 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
29.1 to JA Burns, 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
New Zealand 2nd Innings (T: 416 runs)
lbw b Starc11524006.66
c Lyon b Starc210140020.00
c †Paine b Lyon1217361070.58
b Cummins2242672052.38
c †Paine b Lyon048000.00
c Cummins b Lyon191081500017.59
c Burns b Lyon5268935176.47
c Pattinson b Lyon1718172094.44
b Starc75910140.00
not out 00300-
absent hurt------
Extras(b 3, lb 1)4
TOTAL47.5 Ov (RR: 2.84, 211 Mins)136
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)
2.5 to TA Blundell, 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
4.3 to TWM Latham, 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
46.6 to WER Somerville, 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
18.3 to LRPL Taylor, 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
9.5 to JA Raval, 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
11.3 to GD Phillips, 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
41.6 to C de Grandhomme, 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 to TD Astle, 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
47.5 to BJ Watling, 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
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Fri, 03 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 283/3 (Marnus Labuschagne 130*, Matthew Wade 22*, 90 ov)
Sat, 04 Jan - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 68/0 (Tom Latham 26*, Tom Blundell 34*, 29 ov)
Sun, 05 Jan - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 40/0 (David Warner 23*, Joe Burns 16*, 16 ov)
Mon, 06 Jan - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 136 (47.5 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • Australia: 50 runs in 18.2 overs (110 balls), Extras 1
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 110 balls (DA Warner 31, JA Burns 19, Ex 1)
  • DA Warner: 50 off 82 balls (4 x 4)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 26.2 overs (158 balls), Extras 3
  • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 158 balls (DA Warner 60, JA Burns 38, Ex 3)
  • Drinks: Australia - 107/1 in 29.1 overs (DA Warner 64)
  • Over 29.1: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - JA Burns (Upheld)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 39.6 overs (240 balls), Extras 4
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 74 balls (DA Warner 20, M Labuschagne 29, Ex 1)
  • Lunch: Australia - 172/1 in 44.0 overs (DA Warner 89, M Labuschagne 36)
  • DA Warner: 100 off 147 balls (9 x 4)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 48.2 overs (290 balls), Extras 7
  • M Labuschagne: 50 off 64 balls (3 x 4)
  • Penalty awarded to Fielding side: 49.6; New Zealand 1st Inns - Batsmen running on the pitch
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 127 balls (DA Warner 42, M Labuschagne 54, Ex 4)
  • Innings Break: Australia - 217/2 in 52.0 overs (DA Warner 111)
  • New Zealand 2nd innings
  • Over 4.3: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - TWM Latham (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • Over 9.5: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - JA Raval (Struck down)
  • Over 11.3: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - GD Phillips (Struck down)
  • Tea: New Zealand - 27/4 in 15.0 overs (LRPL Taylor 12, BJ Watling 0)
  • New Zealand: 50 runs in 25.3 overs (153 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 77/5 in 33.0 overs (BJ Watling 6, C de Grandhomme 33)
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 105 balls (BJ Watling 8, C de Grandhomme 41, Ex 1)
  • New Zealand: 100 runs in 40.5 overs (245 balls), Extras 4
  • C de Grandhomme: 50 off 67 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultAustralia won the 3-match series 3-0
Match numberTest no. 2378
Hours of play (local time)10.30 start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30pm, Close 17.30
Match days3,4,5,6 January 2020 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
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Match Referee
PointsAustralia 40, New Zealand 0
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