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  • 4:39 AM IST

    Hello and a warm welcome to Day 3 of the final Test between Australia and New Zealand. Probably for the first time in this series we saw some fight from the visitors. However, they need to keep that going as they are still quite behind in this game. They trail by another 391 runs, that though is secondary as their first aim will be to avoid the follow-on. They would hope the current pair which is set to continue the good work and the rest to also contribute when their chance arrives. Australia, on the other hand, will be looking to pick wickets at regular intervals. The wicket did offer some purchase to the bowlers yesterday. It will be interesting to see how it plays today.

  • 4:36 AM IST

    … Day 3, Session 1 …

  • 12:36 PM IST

    Day 2 though was all about Labuschagne and he was the one who led the Australian team off the field. It was the right-hander’s effort who took his side to an excellent total. It is because of him the Aussies are ahead in the game at the moment. However, wickets is what they will be needing on Day 3 to strengthen their hold on this game. The wicket is offering some assistance to the spinners so it will be another testing day. Join us for all the action on 5th January 2020 at 1030 local (2330 GMT, Previous Day). Till then, take care and goodbye!

  • 12:33 PM IST

    Overall, it has been a good day for the visitors, probably the only day till now in the series where you can give it to the Kiwis. First they managed to take 7 wickets for around 170 runs and then played the last session out without losing a wicket. They have brought down the deficit to below 400 and now with all the 10 wickets in hand, they would hope to do another thing which they haven’t so far, that is bat the whole day on Sunday.

  • 12:30 PM IST

    A tremendous session for the visitors! A wicketless one, their first wicketless session in this series. The two openers have showed great fight and determination to battle it out and move into Day 3 unscathed.

  • 12:28 PM IST

    28.6 Nathan Lyon to Tom Blundell, no run, Loopy delivery on off, Blundell keeps it out. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 2!

  • 12:28 PM IST

    28.5 Nathan Lyon to Tom Blundell, no run, Flighted delivery on off, Blundell blocks it off the front foot.

  • 12:27 PM IST

    28.4 Nathan Lyon to Tom Latham, 1 run, Tossed up delivery on middle, Latham nudges it towards square leg for a single.

  • 12:27 PM IST

    28.3 Nathan Lyon to Tom Latham, no run, Floated delivery on middle, Latham comes down the track and blocks it.

  • 12:27 PM IST

    28.2 Nathan Lyon to Tom Latham, no run, Flighted delivery on off, Latham blocks it well.

  • 12:26 PM IST

    28.1 Nathan Lyon to Tom Latham, no run, Tossed up delivery on middle, Latham defends it off the back foot.

  • 12:25 PM IST

    27.6 Marnus Labuschagne to Tom Blundell, no run, Flighted delivery on middle, Blundell defends it out.

  • 12:25 PM IST

    27.5 Marnus Labuschagne to Tom Blundell, no run, Loopy delivery on off, Blundell punches it to covers.

  • 12:24 PM IST

    27.4 Marnus Labuschagne to Tom Latham, 1 run, Flighted delivery on middle, Latham flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.

  • 12:24 PM IST

    27.3 Marnus Labuschagne to Tom Latham, no run, Floated delivery on leg, Latham looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.

  • 12:23 PM IST

    27.2 Marnus Labuschagne to Tom Latham, no run, Tossed up delivery on leg, Latham flicks it towards short fine leg.

  • 12:20 PM IST

    The physio is out to have a look. Probably change of helmets for Wade. He is fine now and we are all set to resume.

  • 12:19 PM IST

    27.1 Marnus Labuschagne to Tom Latham, no run, BANG! Wade is down on the ground! That hit him right on the helmet. A short one on middle, Latham goes back and pulls it hard. It hits the helmet of Wade and then he tries to grab it but the ball pops out. Latham shows excellent sportsmanship to walk up to him and ask him how is he feeling! Also, credit to Wade too, he was hit on the head but still tried to catch the ball. Excellent stuff all around.

  • 12:18 PM IST

    Marnus Labuschagne is on now!

  • 12:18 PM IST

    26.6 Nathan Lyon to Tom Blundell, no run, Loopy delivery on off, Blundell keeps it out.

  • 12:17 PM IST

    26.5 Nathan Lyon to Tom Blundell, no run, Tossed up delivery on middle, Blundell defends it off the back foot.

  • 12:17 PM IST

    26.4 Nathan Lyon to Tom Blundell, no run, Well played again! This lands outside off and it turns back in. Blundell plays it with the turn towards mid-wicket. He is playing the ball nice and late.

  • 12:16 PM IST

    26.3 Nathan Lyon to Tom Blundell, no run, Ohh! This is on off and it is slightly shorter. Skids through. Blundell gets his bat down in time and keeps it out.

  • 12:16 PM IST

    26.2 Nathan Lyon to Tom Blundell, no run, Slower through the air and on off, it is worked with the turn to mid-wicket.

  • 12:16 PM IST

    26.1 Nathan Lyon to Tom Blundell, no run, Flatter and on off, Blundell goes back and keeps it out.

  • 12:16 PM IST

    Nathan Lyon is back on. 6-2-12-0 are his figures so far.

  • 12:16 PM IST

    25.6 Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham, no run, Outside off, Latham does not bother to play at that.

  • 12:14 PM IST

    25.5 Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham, no run, Bowls it down the leg side, Latham lets it go.

  • 12:13 PM IST

    25.4 Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham, no run, Good length delivery on off, Latham defends it off the front foot.

  • 12:12 PM IST

    25.3 Mitchell Starc to Tom Blundell, 1 run, Length delivery on middle, Blundell tucks it towards square leg for a single.

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