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  • 12:23 PM IST

    To be honest this series has been a real disappointment, everybody expected it to be a cracker but New Zealand have surrendered in all the three Tests. Even in this one, let alone the margin of defeat but the manner in which they were beaten was actually embarrassing.

  • 12:22 PM IST

    The teams are seen shaking hands which means that Matt Henry won’t be coming out to bat. Australia have won the Test match, they have completed the whitewash and it is another emphatic victory for them. They have blown away the visitors for the third time in a row!

  • 12:22 PM IST

    47.5 Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling, out, OUT! CAUGHT! BJ Watling falls and that might be the end of the game as well. Yes, the players are shaking hands. That means Matt Henry is not going to come out to bat. Full and down the leg side, Watling sweeps it but hits it straight to Pat Cummins at short backward square leg. The catch is taken and that is it. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 279 RUNS AND SWEEP THE SERIES 3-0!

  • 12:19 PM IST

    47.4 Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling, no run, Floated delivery on middle, Watling nudges it towards the leg side.

  • 12:19 PM IST

    47.3 Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling, no run, Bowls it outside off, Watling shoulders arms to this one.

  • 12:19 PM IST

    47.2 Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling, no run, Full delivery on off, Watling drives it to mid off.

  • 12:19 PM IST

    47.1 Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling, no run, Tossed up delivery on middle, Watling flicks it towards the leg side.

  • 12:17 PM IST

    Neil Wagner comes out. Is he the last man?

  • 12:16 PM IST

    46.6 Mitchell Starc to William Somerville, out, OUT! BOWLED! Lock, stock and barrell. That is a Mitchell Starc special. Tail-enders and fast bowlers. Special relation. Keep targetting the body and then the stumps. Give them a whiff that you are going to hurt them by banging it in. Keep pegging them on the back foot and then fire in a yorker. Right at the base of the stumps. The woodwork is shattered. 15 minutes left for the close today. Guess the game will be extended by 30 minutes if New Zealand don’t get bowled out before the allotted time of Stumps.

  • 12:15 PM IST

    46.5 Mitchell Starc to BJ Watling, 1 run, On a length on middle, Watling flicks it towards square leg for a single.

  • 12:14 PM IST

    46.4 Mitchell Starc to William Somerville, 3 runs, Full and outside off, Somerville drives it through point. Labuschagne chases it, slides and does well to stop it before the ropes. The batsmen get three runs.

  • 12:14 PM IST

    46.3 Mitchell Starc to William Somerville, FOUR, FOUR! Good shot. Short and outside off, Somerville cuts it over point for a boundary.

  • 12:13 PM IST

    46.2 Mitchell Starc to William Somerville, no run, On a good length on off, Somerville taps it to point.

  • 12:12 PM IST

    46.1 Mitchell Starc to William Somerville, no run, Full delivery outside off, Somerville looks to drive but misses it.

  • 12:11 PM IST

    45.6 Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling, no run, Tossed up delivery on off, Watling blocks it well.

  • 12:11 PM IST

    45.5 Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling, no run, Flighted delivery on middle, Watling flicks it to mid-wicket.

  • 12:10 PM IST

    William Somerville is the new man in.

  • 12:09 PM IST

    45.4 Nathan Lyon to Todd Astle, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Why would you play this shot when there are 20 minutes left for Stumps? Very very uncharacteristic from Todd Astle. Is he the same Astle who faced 95 balls for his 25 in the first innings? Brain fade. Flighted delivery outside off, Astle looks to play the slog sweep, aiming to drag it but gets a top edge. Now, initially, it looks like the ball will land in between. Short mid-wicket runs back while James Pattinson at mid on rushes to his right. He gives it a good chase, clearly indicating that he wants to go for the catch. Keeps his eyes on the ball and then dives full stretch to his right to take a stunner. Superbly done. 23 minutes left on Day 4, Australia need 3 wickets. Or 2, if Matt Henry does not bat.

  • 12:08 PM IST

    45.3 Nathan Lyon to Todd Astle, no run, Loopy delivery on off, Astle looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad.

  • 12:07 PM IST

    45.2 Nathan Lyon to Todd Astle, no run, Tossed up delivery on middle, Astle blocks it off the back foot.

  • 12:07 PM IST

    45.1 Nathan Lyon to BJ Watling, 1 run, Flighted delivery on off, Watling drives it towards point for a run.

  • 12:06 PM IST

    44.6 Mitchell Starc to Todd Astle, no run, On a length on off, Astle plays it to covers.

  • 12:05 PM IST

    44.5 Mitchell Starc to Todd Astle, 2 runs, Full on off, Astle plays it through point. The batsmen get two runs.

  • 12:04 PM IST

    44.4 Mitchell Starc to Todd Astle, no run, Good length delivery on off, Astle blocks it off the back foot.

  • 12:04 PM IST

    44.3 Mitchell Starc to Todd Astle, 2 runs, Full delivery outside off, Astle plays it towards backward point. The batsmen get two runs.

  • 12:03 PM IST

    44.2 Mitchell Starc to BJ Watling, 1 run, On a length on middle, Watling flicks it towards square leg for a single.

  • 12:03 PM IST

    44.1 Mitchell Starc to BJ Watling, no run, Starc bowls it down the leg side, Watling looks to flick but misses it.

  • 12:02 PM IST

    43.6 Nathan Lyon to Todd Astle, no run, Fires it full and on off, Astle pushes it to mid off.

  • 12:02 PM IST

    43.5 Nathan Lyon to Todd Astle, 2 runs, Now brings out the slog sweep, once again the timing is not that great, it goes towards deep mid-wicket for two.

  • 12:02 PM IST

    43.4 Nathan Lyon to Todd Astle, no run, Quicker and on off, Astle goes back and keeps it out.

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