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  • 10:28 AM IST

    11 wickets fell on Day 3. But crucially, 5 of those came in 1 session. To add to that, those 5 came in the span of 67 balls. That is a shade over 11 overs. Really, as Brendon Julian remarked last evening on air, it is difficult to spot the pink ball under floodlights, but more so once it is past 7.30 pm local. New Zealand found it very difficult on Friday, Australia found it even more on Saturday. That last session yesterday has just quickened this game, which might enable us to have an off on Monday. Hello and a warm, sorry, HOT welcome to the fourth day’s play of the first Test between Australia and New Zealand in Perth.

  • 10:12 AM IST

    … DAY 4, FINAL DAY? …

  • 6:22 PM IST

    That’s all from a lively Day 3. It was a tough day for the visitors but they will be happy with how they bowled in the latter stages of the day. It still looks difficult for the Kiwis to make a comeback with the lead already above 400 for Australia. Can they perform a complete turnaround or will the Aussies continue destroying opponents at home? Join us on Sunday at 1300 Local (0500 GMT) for the penultimate day of this Test match. Till then, cheers take care!

  • 6:20 PM IST

    Australia had a good outing with the bat until the last session. Joe Burns and Marnus Labuschagne both scored half tons propelling the Aussies to a lead of 381. However, after that things went haywire for the hosts as their downward spiral started in the last session of the day. They collapsed from 131/1 to 160/6, all within the last hour giving the Kiwis a glimmer of hope when it seemed like they were down and out. However, the Aussies stay still on top with a lead of 417 runs and 4 wickets in hand. If the hosts manage to set a target of around 500, they will be more than happy.

  • 6:15 PM IST

    The day started in a very good way for Australia as they dismissed New Zealand for a meagre 166 runs. Starc was the star for them as he took a 5-fer and pretty much dismantled the Kiwi batting order. The only players who could come out with some credit for the visitors were Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson who scored 80 and 34 runs respectively. Except for Colin de Grandhomme and these two, no one could even get to the double-digit mark, a rare sight for the Kiwis.

  • 6:12 PM IST

    Tim Southee says that when the lights came on, something happened off the pitch and it becomes a lot more interesting. On being asked about how the absence of one of their bowlers (Lockie Ferguson) has affected them, Southee says that they are a team of scrappers and they all fight for each other. Adds that it is hot out there but they know that they have to do the job ahead of them.

  • 6:09 PM IST

    30 overs, 92 runs, 5 wickets. That certainly gives you the entire picture of the last session. The Kiwis have made a superb comeback very late on Day 3 and are now walking off the pitch after a tiring day of cricket. The Australians will be disappointed after having bossed the proceedings so far in the Test match. With the players going off, Southee has stopped for an interview. Let’s see what he has to say!

  • 6:03 PM IST

    56.6 Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade, no run, Full delivery on middle, Wade defends it back to the bowler. STUMPS ON DAY 3.

  • 6:03 PM IST

    56.5 Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade, no run, Just short! Wade is lucky here! Good length ball on middle and leg, Matthew looks to flick it but it goes off the inside edge onto the pads and lobs towards Latham at short leg. Tom dives to catch it but it falls short.

  • 6:03 PM IST

    56.4 Neil Wagner to Pat Cummins, 1 run, Back of a length ball on middle, Cummins flicks it to mid-wicket and takes a single.

  • 6:03 PM IST

    56.3 Neil Wagner to Pat Cummins, no run, BEATEN! Good length ball outside off, Cummins looks to drive it but fails to get any bat on it.

  • 6:03 PM IST

    56.2 Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade, leg byes, 1 run, Bowls a bouncer on leg, Wade looks to duck but gets hit on the shoulder. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a run. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.

  • 6:03 PM IST

    56.1 Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade, FOUR, FOUR! Full toss on leg, Wade flicks it through square leg for a boundary.

  • 5:59 PM IST

    55.6 Tim Southee to Pat Cummins, no run, On a good length on off, Cummins blocks it off the front foot.

  • 5:59 PM IST

    55.5 Tim Southee to Pat Cummins, no run, On a length on middle, Cummins flicks it to mid-wicket.

  • 5:58 PM IST

    55.5 Tim Southee to Pat Cummins, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Bowls a bouncer, Cummins easily ducks under it.

  • 5:57 PM IST

    55.4 Tim Southee to Pat Cummins, no run, Bowls a yorker on middle, Cummins does well to dig it out.

  • 5:57 PM IST

    55.3 Tim Southee to Pat Cummins, no run, Good length delivery on middle, Cummins defends it off the back foot.

  • 5:56 PM IST

    55.2 Tim Southee to Pat Cummins, no run, On a good length on middle, Cummins defends it off the front foot.

  • 5:56 PM IST

    55.1 Tim Southee to Pat Cummins, no run, Short delivery on leg, Cummins flicks it just past short leg.

  • 5:56 PM IST

    54.6 Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade, no run, Bowls a bumper again, Wade ducks under it.

  • 5:56 PM IST

    54.5 Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade, no run, Bowls a bouncer outside off, Wade sways away from it.

  • 5:56 PM IST

    54.4 Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade, no run, Bowls a bouncer, Wade lets it sail through to the keeper.

  • 5:56 PM IST

    54.3 Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade, no run, On a good length on middle, Wade blocks it off the front foot.

  • 5:56 PM IST

    54.2 Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade, no run, Full delivery on off, Wade drives it to covers again.

  • 5:52 PM IST

    54.1 Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade, no run, Full toss on off, Wade plays it to covers.

  • 5:52 PM IST

    53.6 Tim Southee to Pat Cummins, no run, Back of a length ball on the pads, Cummins tucks it to mid-wicket.

  • 5:52 PM IST

    53.5 Tim Southee to Pat Cummins, no run, Fullish ball down the leg side again, Pat looks to flick it but fails to put any bat on it.

  • 5:52 PM IST

    53.4 Tim Southee to Pat Cummins, no run, Short ball around middle, Cummins is ready for it and ducks under it.

  • 5:52 PM IST

    53.3 Tim Southee to Pat Cummins, no run, Good length ball down the leg side, Cummins looks to flick but misses it.

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