Live Updates

  • 5:00 AM IST

    We are all set to begin Day 2. The New Zealand players are out in the middle. Marnus Labuschagne and Matthew Wade will resume their innings for the hosts. Neil Wagner will start the proceedings for New Zealand.

  • 4:34 AM IST

    A brilliant ton by Labuschagne sees the hosts hold the edge after Day 1. Another solid stand will see them post a big first innings score. There is still a lot of batting to come and Australia will be aiming for a score after which they would only need to bat first. New Zealand on the other hand, need wickets early, they would somehow want to restrict the hosts to below 350. The ball is relatively new and they would want to make use of it. Can they do so? An important hour of play awaits. Stay tuned.

  • 4:33 AM IST

    … Day 2, Session 1 …

  • 12:22 PM IST

    Now what will the two teams be hoping for on Day 2? Australia – they would want to bat as long as possible and post a big first innings score. New Zealand on the other hand, need wickets quickly or it could be yet another long day in the field for them. Do join us for all the action on Day 2 at 1030 local (2330 GMT, Previous Day). Till then, take care and goodbye!

  • 12:20 PM IST

    Earlier in the day, after winning the toss and electing to bat, the Aussies once again lost Burns for not a lot. Warner and Labuschagne then put up a good stand but could not make it count for a lot. Smith and Marnus though made it big, the two accounted for over 150 and laid the foundation for a big first innings score. Labuschagne got to yet another ton, Smith look all set for one before he poked at a delivery outside off. Wade though has come out with a positive mindset and he would also want to make the start he has got count.

  • 12:17 PM IST

    The last session too belonged to the hosts, once again they lost just the one wicket and managed to add around 100 runs. After the Tea interval, Smith and Labuschagne continued in their own merry way. They stretched their partnership to 150 and both just did not look like getting out. However, the second new ball then did the trick for the visitors as Colin de Grandhomme, their best bowler on Day 1 got Smith. Wade though ensured there were no more wickets to fall, also, he managed to score some quick runs towards the end and him along with Marnus are building another good stand.

  • 12:17 PM IST

    End of a dominant day with the bat for Australia. Their star, Marnus Labuschagne walks off to a standing ovation. He deserves every bit of it, an excellent innings, full of class and it is because of him Australia are in the position they are in.

  • 12:16 PM IST

    89.6 Matt Henry to Matthew Wade, no run, Full delivery on middle, Wade drives it back towards the bowler. THAT IS STUMPS ON DAY 1!

  • 12:16 PM IST

    89.5 Matt Henry to Matthew Wade, no run, On a good length on middle, Wade defends it off the back foot.

  • 12:15 PM IST

    89.4 Matt Henry to Matthew Wade, no run, Good length delivery on middle, Wade blocks it off the front foot.

  • 12:15 PM IST

    89.3 Matt Henry to Matthew Wade, no run, On a good length and outside off, Wade looks to defend but gets a bottom edge on this one. It goes towards the keeper on one bounce.

  • 12:14 PM IST

    89.2 Matt Henry to Matthew Wade, no run, On a good length on middle, Wade defends it off the back foot.

  • 12:14 PM IST

    89.1 Matt Henry to Matthew Wade, no run, Full delivery on middle, Wade drives it towards mid on.

  • 12:12 PM IST

    88.6 Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade, 1 run, Length delivery on middle, Wade flicks it towards fine leg for a single.

  • 12:12 PM IST

    88.5 Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade, no run, Bowls a bumper, Wade sways away from it.

  • 12:11 PM IST

    88.4 Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade, no run, Bowls a bouncer, Wade ducks under it.

  • 12:10 PM IST

    88.3 Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne, 1 run, Full delivery on middle, Labuschagne flicks it towards square leg. The batsmen cross ends.

  • 12:09 PM IST

    88.2 Neil Wagner to Marnus Labuschagne, no run, Bowls it down the leg side, Marnus looks to flick but misses it.

  • 12:09 PM IST

    88.1 Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade, 1 run, On a length on middle, Wade nudges it towards square leg for a run.

  • 12:07 PM IST

    87.6 Matt Henry to Matthew Wade, 1 run, Full delivery on off, Wade drives it through mid off for a run.

  • 12:06 PM IST

    87.5 Matt Henry to Matthew Wade, no run, Full again on off, Wade drives it towards mid off.

  • 12:06 PM IST

    87.4 Matt Henry to Marnus Labuschagne, 1 run, Full delivery on off, Marnus drives it through covers for a run.

  • 12:05 PM IST

    87.3 Matt Henry to Marnus Labuschagne, no run, Good length delivery on middle, Marnus keeps it out.

  • 12:05 PM IST

    87.2 Matt Henry to Marnus Labuschagne, no run, Good length delivery on off, Labuschagne stands tall and defends it off the back foot.

  • 12:05 PM IST

    87.1 Matt Henry to Marnus Labuschagne, no run, On a good length on off, Labuschagne blocks it off the front foot.

  • 12:03 PM IST

    Matt Henry is back on. 19-0-66-0 are his figures so far.

  • 12:03 PM IST

    86.6 Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade, FOUR, FOUR! This is excellent batting from Matthew Wade. Short delivery on middle, Wade pulls it through square leg for a boundary. 14 runs have come from the over.

  • 12:02 PM IST

    86.5 Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade, SIX, SIX! Amazing shot. Short of a length delivery on leg, Wade pulls it over square leg for a biggie.

  • 12:02 PM IST

    86.4 Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade, no run, Bowls a bouncer, Wade ducks under it.

  • 12:02 PM IST

    86.3 Neil Wagner to Matthew Wade, FOUR, FOUR! That is put away! Short delivery on middle, Wade pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

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