Bonjour! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Day 2 of the first of the three-match Test series between Australia and New Zealand at The Gabba in Brisbane, this is Ayush Gupta and Vishal Mehra and we would be bringing you all the live updates from this game. Australia have been off to a good possible start on the opening day, scoring above 350 runs, courtesy of David Warner’s escallating innings of 163, followed by Usman Khawaja’s unbeaten 102 as they clearly finished Day 1 on top. While the New Zealand bowlers hard a tough day out, just managing to claim a couple of wickets and face a tough test on Day 2 as well. What’s more in the store? Catch all the updates here. LIVE SCORECARD: Australia vs New Zealand 2015, 1st Test at Brisbane

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 157/5 in 45 overs; BATTING:  Kane Williamson 55(70) BJ Watling 14(35): STUMPS ON DAY 2 New Zealand will go into Day 3 with only Kane Williamson and BJ Watling looking to score runs in order to avoid the follow on. Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Johnson will want to close up the NZ inning first thing in the morning. New Zealand trail Australia by more 399 runs


LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 150/5 in 42 overs; BATTING:  Kane Williamson 48(34) BJ Watling 10(24): BJ Watling and Williamson has survived the Australian onslaught after they picked up 4 wickets in a span of few runs.Kane Williamson hit is 16th half century for New Zealand. New Zealand will look to play out the remaining overs before losing any more wicket.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 118/5 in 34 overs; BATTING:  Kane Williamson 26(34) BJ Watling (): OUT!! JAMES NEESHAM BOWLED Starc bowls an unplayable delivery to Neesham who gets cleaned up. New Zealand are now losing the plot and crumbling down. With only Williamson looking good enough to get  through the day.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 114/4 in 33.2 overs; BATTING:  Kane Williamson 26(34): OUT!! Brendon McCullum goes cheaply as Johnson picks another. This session has been all about the Australians bowlers. Starc and Johnson has been on fire.


LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 105/3 in 31 overs; BATTING:  Kane Williamson 26(34) Brendon McCullum : OUT!!! ROSS TAYLOR makes a DUCK Mitchell strikes as Taylor goes for a zero. New Zealand under pressure to survive the Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Johnson show. New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum on the field.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 102/2 in 30.1 overs; BATTING:  Kane Williamson 26(34) Ross Taylor (): OUT!! TOM LATHAM 47 New Zealand reach the hundred run mark.Tom Latham got out on the brink of his 6th half century in Tests.Ross Taylor comes in for Latham. Mitchell Starc picks up the wicket coming into the attack after a while. Williamson has played with much confidence. New Zealand still trail Australia by 456 runs.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 90/1 in 28 overs; BATTING: Tom Latham 39(86) Kane Williamson 22(28): DRINKS  Latham will look to carry on and get past his half century with Kane Williamson looking in good form. Mitchell Johnson has troubled Latham with his bounce as Drinks come on to the field.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 90/1 in 28 overs; BATTING: Tom Latham 39(86) Kane Williamson 22(28): Kane Williamson has looked a class apart hitting boundaries at will. Johnson and Mitchell Marsh into the attack.Latham has been good keeping one end blocked as Williamson is making merry.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 65/1 in 21 overs; BATTING: Tom Latham 33(64) Kane Williamson 6(11): Latham and Williamson will look to rebuild after Australia struck early into the session. Hazlewood and Lyon are bowling in good areas. The pitch is turning along with good bounce.Hazlewood has looked the more dangerous of bowlers for Australia. LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 56/1 in 17.1 overs; BATTING: Tom Latham 30(47) Kane Williamson 0(1): OUT!!! MARTIN GUPTILL goes as Josh Hazlewood strikes for Australia. Kane Williamson survives close call for LBW first ball.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 43/0 in 14 overs; BATTING: Martin Guptill 13(41) Tom Latham 27(46):Players come out for the post tea session as New Zealand look to get close to Australia’s total of 556. Nathan Lyon into the attack for Australia along with Hazelwood from the other end. LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 43/0 in 13 overs; BATTING: Martin Guptill 13(23) Tom Latham 27(20): TEA — At tea New Zealand look good with their openers batting good.Guptill was dropped by Burns on shortleg with the ball hitting the thigh and popping out. Johnson and Starc have bowling with pace and bounce. TEA REPORT HERE LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 24/0 in 7 overs; BATTING: Martin Guptill 8(23) Tom Latham 13(20): Latham and Guptill look to get through the new ball. Starc has leaked runs in his 4 overs. Josh Hazelwood has replaced Johnson. NZ will want to bat good if they have to get anywhere even close near Australia’s 556 LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 9/0 in 1 overs; BATTING: Martin Guptill 5(6) Tom Latham 3(1): Martin Guptill and Tom Latham come out to open for New Zealand. Mitchell Starc to start for Australia along with Mitchell Johnson.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 556/3 in 130 overs; BATTING: Adam Voges 83 (127): OUT!!! Khawaja goes for a well made 176. Australia declare the innings at 556. Adam Voges remained unbeaten at 83

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 550/3 in 129 overs; BATTING: Usman Khawaja 176(234), Adam Voges 77 (120): Australia bring up their 550 as all eyes will be on Steven Smith to see when he declares. Khawaja and Voges will look to get their respective milestone as early  as possible before the 600-runbarrier is breached.Craig has been taken for runs without troubling the batsmen.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 534/3 in 126 overs; BATTING: Usman Khawaja 165 (227), Adam Voges 69 (110): Khawaja  and Voges are going in for an all out attack on New Zealand with declaration in sight.Khawaja will want to bring his 200 and Voges be looking to get 2nd Test ton for Australia. Clouds are making way for a bright and sunny day. LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 517/3 in 121.1 overs; BATTING: Usman Khawaja 152 (210), Adam Voges 61 (101): USMAN KHAWAJA BRINGS UP HIS 150!!. Khawaja post lunch has looked in attacking form hitting boundaries at will. Australia will look to get past 600 by tea.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 500/3 in 118.3 overs; BATTING: Usman Khawaja 141 (204), Adam Voges 55 (89): START OF PLAY POST LUNCH SESSION Khawaja and Voges start hitting boundaries as soon the play starts. TIM SOUTHEE has been ruled out citing back disc injury. Khawaja and Voges bring up their 100 run partneship.




As the players have lunch, read the lunch report here.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 482/3; BATTING: Usman Khawaja 133 (199), Adam Voges 50 (81) — LUNCH!!!! So after a healthy first session on Day 2, it’s Australia, who still manage to remain on top. Although the initial dismissal of Steven Smith gave a scare, but was not enough.







LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 457/3; BATTING: Usman Khawaja 123 (187), Adam Voges 35 (63) — As we come close to the tea break, Australia have managed to cross the 450 plus run mark, with both the batsmen almost set to bat it out for this session. Khawaja still has a fair way to go for the 150, but Voges looks good on his road so far.





LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 434/3; BATTING: Usman Khawaja 117 (172), Adam Voges 19 (42) — Another sensible five overs for Australia as they hardly scored runs in these, while the NEw Zealand bowlers continue to bowl tight. Khawaja has been batting real slow and patient ever since the day began and would be interesting to see how long he carries on.









LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 423/3; BATTING: Usman Khawaja 110 (155), Adam Voges 17 (27) — Another good and few sensible overs for both the teams, with New Zealand bowling toght. However, any weak delivery is being smashed for boundary. Both the batsmen however cpntinue to bat slow and patient.







LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 402/3; BATTING: Usman Khawaja 102 (139), Adam Voges 3 (2) — GONE!!!! Stebven Smith, the skipper, has been bowled for 48 as he misses his half-century by just a couple. Trent Boult delivers an early breakthrough on Day 2 as the ball crashes the stumps. Adam Voges makes his way in as Australia cros the 400-run mark.

OUT! Steven Smith b Trent Boult 48 (78)





LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 389/2; BATTING: Usman Khawaja 102 (139), Steven Smith 41 (60) — Patient start by the Australians as the early hour of the play is initially dangerous and suits the bowling side. A glimpse of that came in the previous over when Khwaja was appealed for a leg-before, but after being turned down by both umpire and DRS, it seems the new ball indeed has something and could be suitable for the bowlers initially.





























David Warner backed up his words with action as he hit his 13th Test century while recalled Usman Khawaja claimed his maiden ton as Australia took an iron grip on their Test series opener against New Zealand on Thursday. The outspoken Warner, who vowed an aggressive Australian approach to the three-Test series, lived up to his feisty words with his second-highest Test score against an underwhelming Kiwi bowling attack at the Gabba. With Warner plundering 163 runs off 224 balls, the Australians pounded the ragged Black Caps to go to stumps at 389 for two and a record first day Test score, reports AFP. LIVE STREAMING: Australia vs New Zealand 2015, 1st Test at Brisbane, Day 2


Australia: Steven Smith (c), David Warner, Joe Burns, Usman Khawaja, Adam Voges, Mitchell Marsh, Peter Nevill (wk), Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon.

New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (c), Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Jimmy Neesham, BJ Watling (wk),  Mark Craig, Doug Bracewell, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.

LIVE SCORECARD: Australia vs New Zealand 2015, 1st Test at Brisbane