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  • 12:20 PM IST

    End of another dominating performance by the Australians! They have literally blown aside the Kiwis in both the tests. It is an emphatic series win for them. The only time Kiwis seemed to be in the game was when Boult got Burns in the first over on the first day after winning the toss and electing to bowl but that was it. After that, it was all about Australia. They managed to post a mammoth score in the first innings courtesy a ton from Head and a good innings from Smith.

  • 12:16 PM IST

    70.6 Marnus Labuschagne to Tom Blundell, out, OUT! That is clean as a whistle! That is the end of the game! Tom Blundell is the last man to get out. End of an outstanding innings. An innings of high caliber. He was going after every delivery now and departs in the attempt to do so. He steps out and hammers this low towards Lyon who seems to have taken it. The Aussie players start celebrating, the batsman is seen shaking hands with the Australians. The umpires though want to get it checked. They take it upstairs. The SOFT SIGNAL IS OUT! Replays roll in and they show it is a clean catch. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 248 RUNS!

  • 12:15 PM IST

    Is that the end of the game? The players are shaking hands but the umpire takes it upstairs to be sure. The SOFT SIGNAL IS OUT!

  • 12:14 PM IST

    70.5 Marnus Labuschagne to Tom Blundell, no run, Shorter and around off, it is hit hard to covers.

  • 12:14 PM IST

    70.4 Marnus Labuschagne to Tom Blundell, FOUR, FOUR! Comes down the track and makes it into a full toss. It is dragged through wide mid on and a boundary results.

  • 12:13 PM IST

    70.3 Marnus Labuschagne to Tom Blundell, no run, Blundell uses his feet again and whips it straight to mid on.

  • 12:13 PM IST

    70.2 Marnus Labuschagne to Tom Blundell, no run, DROPPED! That was hit hard but it should have been taken! Blundell comes down the track and hammers it back towards the bowler. Labuschagne seems to have taken his eyes off the ball when he needed to watch it closely and the ball does not stay in.

  • 12:13 PM IST

    70.1 Marnus Labuschagne to Tom Blundell, FOUR, FOUR! Raining boundaries! A short one outside off, Blundell stays back and slaps it through covers for a boundary.

  • 12:12 PM IST

    69.6 Nathan Lyon to Neil Wagner, FOUR, FOUR! HAMMERED! That bursts through the hands of Lyon. Wagner comes down the track and gets to the pitch of it. Slams it back towards the bowler. Lyon looks to catch it but it bursts through his hands and goes down to the long off fence.

  • 12:11 PM IST

    69.5 Nathan Lyon to Tom Blundell, 1 run, Steps down and eases it down to long on for one.

  • 12:11 PM IST

    69.4 Nathan Lyon to Tom Blundell, no run, Lyon changes the angle and fires it outside off, it is left alone.

  • 12:11 PM IST

    69.3 Nathan Lyon to Tom Blundell, FOUR, FOUR! Almost an action replay of the last ball! Another one which is short and asking to be hit. Blundell rocks back and pulls it through square leg for another boundary.

  • 12:11 PM IST

    69.2 Nathan Lyon to Tom Blundell, FOUR, FOUR! Short ball and put away! It sits up to be hit. Blundell goes back and pulls it hard over mid-wicket for a boundary.

  • 12:11 PM IST

    69.1 Nathan Lyon to Tom Blundell, no run, Pitches around leg, Blundell pads it away. Lyon appeals but nothing from the umpire.

  • 12:09 PM IST

    68.6 Marnus Labuschagne to Neil Wagner, no run, A touch short from this South African born, spinning in again, the other South African tries to work it to the leg side but misses and is hit on the thigh pads.

  • 12:08 PM IST

    68.5 Marnus Labuschagne to Neil Wagner, no run, Massive turn. Full and outside off, Wagner comes half-forward to defend but misses and is hit on the pads. Labuschagne appeals but that was spinning way down the leg side.

  • 12:08 PM IST

    68.4 Marnus Labuschagne to Tom Blundell, 1 run, Outside off, punched off the back foot for a single through the off side.

  • 12:07 PM IST

    68.3 Marnus Labuschagne to Tom Blundell, 2 runs, Down the leg side, helped fine for a couple.

  • 12:07 PM IST

    68.2 Marnus Labuschagne to Tom Blundell, no run, Action replay of the previous delivery.

  • 12:07 PM IST

    68.1 Marnus Labuschagne to Tom Blundell, no run, Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.

  • 12:06 PM IST

    67.6 Nathan Lyon to Neil Wagner, no run, On middle, it is kept out.

  • 12:06 PM IST

    67.5 Nathan Lyon to Neil Wagner, no run, On middle, defended.

  • 12:06 PM IST

    67.4 Nathan Lyon to Neil Wagner, 2 runs, A couple! Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through covers for two.

  • 12:06 PM IST

    67.3 Nathan Lyon to Neil Wagner, no run, Outside off, it is left alone.

  • 12:04 PM IST

    Neil Wagner walks out to bat.

  • 12:04 PM IST

    67.2 Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee, out, OUT! RUN OUT! Southee is out of here now! That is a big, big mix-up. Not sure what the two were doing. I feel both were ball-watching. Southee taps this towards point and then takes a few steps ahead. Blundell is jogging towards the other end whereas Southee has no interest in a run. He then realizes Blundell is almost next to him so starts running back. Blundell though decides to turn and run to the non-striker’s end. In the end both are running to the bowler’s end. Pattinson from point gets to the ball and then throws it to the keeper who whips the bails off. Australia now a wicket away and Lyon needs one for a fifer.

  • 12:03 PM IST

    67.1 Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee, no run, The batsman defends it from within the crease.

  • 12:02 PM IST

    66.6 Marnus Labuschagne to Tom Blundell, no run, On off again, Blundell keeps it out nicely.

  • 12:01 PM IST

    66.5 Marnus Labuschagne to Tom Blundell, no run, On off, it is pushed to covers.

  • 12:01 PM IST

    66.4 Marnus Labuschagne to Tom Blundell, no run, Outside off, left alone.

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