Live Updates

  • 4:59 AM IST

    We are set to begin Day 4.

  • 4:53 AM IST

    WEATHER REPORT – It is quite cloudy and hazy at the moment, the forecast was not that great but it seems clear for now and we can be optimistic about a full day’s play.

  • 4:37 AM IST

    Hello and welcome to the coverage of Day 4 of the final Test between Australia and New Zealand. The scenario is quite simple today, Australia will be looking to score quickly, probably try and bat a session or maybe two and then declare to give their bowlers enough time to bundle the Kiwis out for the second time in the game. New Zealand, on the other hand, need to try and stop the hosts from scoring quickly and try and delay the declaration to as much as possible. An intriguing day of cricket awaits. Stay tuned.

  • 4:36 AM IST

    … Day 4, Session 1 …

  • 12:38 PM IST

    Now then! What can we expect on Day 4? Australia upping the ante? New Zealand batting again? Some rain? Probably all three. However, it will be interesting to see how long do Australia bat keeping the forecast in mind! All those questions will be answered on 6th January 2020 at 1030 local (2330 GMT, Previous Day). Till then, take care and goodbye!

  • 12:35 PM IST

    Earlier in the day, the Kiwis entered Day 3 with all 10 wickets in hand and hoping they would get close to the Aussie total but they got nowhere close. Nathan Lyon and Pat Cummins were the key for the Aussies with the former taking a 5-fer and the latter a three-fer. Glenn Phillips was the star with the bat for the visitors but a bigger effort was needed from him and the rest too.

  • 12:34 PM IST

    End of another day in this Test series and once again, it is the Aussies who are on top. Also, the final session too belongs to them, they wrapped up the Kiwi innings quickly and then head into Day 4 unscathed. The approach by the openers was a sedate one but we will surely see them attack a lot more on Monday.

  • 12:31 PM IST

    15.6 William Somerville to Joe Burns, no run, On off, Burns keeps it out. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 3!

  • 12:30 PM IST

    15.5 William Somerville to Joe Burns, no run, Tossed up delivery on off, Burns defends it off the back foot.

  • 12:30 PM IST

    15.4 William Somerville to Joe Burns, no run, Floated delivery on middle, Burns flicks it towards the leg side.

  • 12:29 PM IST

    15.3 William Somerville to David Warner, 3 runs, Loopy delivery on off, Warner guides it towards third man. Neil Wagner chases it, slides and does well to stop it just before the ropes. The batsmen get three runs.

  • 12:28 PM IST

    15.2 William Somerville to David Warner, no run, Flighted delivery on middle, Warner blocks it off the front foot.

  • 12:28 PM IST

    15.1 William Somerville to David Warner, no run, Tossed up delivery on off, Warner defends it off the back foot.

  • 12:27 PM IST

    14.6 Neil Wagner to Joe Burns, no run, Bowls a bouncer, Burns looks to duck but gets hit on the back.

  • 12:25 PM IST

    14.5 Neil Wagner to Joe Burns, no run, Short delivery on off, Burns cuts it to point.

  • 12:25 PM IST

    14.4 Neil Wagner to Joe Burns, no run, On a good length on off, Burns blocks it off the back foot.

  • 12:24 PM IST

    14.3 Neil Wagner to Joe Burns, no run, Full delivery on off, Burns drives it to point.

  • 12:24 PM IST

    14.2 Neil Wagner to Joe Burns, no run, Good length delivery on middle, Joe blocks it well.

  • 12:23 PM IST

    14.1 Neil Wagner to Joe Burns, no run, On a good length on off, Burns defends it off the front foot.

  • 12:22 PM IST

    13.6 William Somerville to David Warner, no run, Flighted delivery on middle, David keeps it out.

  • 12:22 PM IST

    13.5 William Somerville to David Warner, no run, Tossed up delivery on off, Warner defends it off the back foot.

  • 12:21 PM IST

    13.4 William Somerville to David Warner, no run, Loopy delivery on middle, Warner blocks it off the front foot.

  • 12:21 PM IST

    13.3 William Somerville to Joe Burns, 1 run, Floated delivery on off, Burns sweeps it through square leg for a run.

  • 12:21 PM IST

    13.2 William Somerville to Joe Burns, no run, Flighted delivery on middle, Burns comes down the track and flicks it to mid-wicket.

  • 12:19 PM IST

    13.1 William Somerville to David Warner, 1 run, Tossed up delivery on off, Warner drives it through point. The batsmen take a run.

  • 12:17 PM IST

    12.6 Neil Wagner to Joe Burns, no run, Full delivery on off, Burns plays it to point.

  • 12:16 PM IST

    12.5 Neil Wagner to Joe Burns, no run, Length delivery on off, Burns plays it to covers.

  • 12:16 PM IST

    12.4 Neil Wagner to Joe Burns, no run, On a good length on off, Burns blocks it off the front foot.

  • 12:14 PM IST

    12.3 Neil Wagner to David Warner, 1 run, Short delivery on middle, Warner pulls it through square leg for a single.

  • 12:14 PM IST

    12.2 Neil Wagner to David Warner, no run, Short delivery on leg, Warner looks to pull but gets it off the glove. It goes towards the keeper on one bounce.

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