Bonjour! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Day 3 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. Following a mammoth first innings of 556 for the loss of four wickets, Australia are comfortably in the driving seat in this opening game. While New Zealand are in all trouble, having lost their five wickets for just 157 on Day 2 as they stare at a possible follow-on from the Aussies. What would turn out on Day 3? Catch all the updates here. LIVE SCORECARD: Australia vs New Zealand 2015, 1st Test at Brisbane


LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 264/4 in 42 overs ; BATTING: Usman Khawaja 2(2) Adam Voges 1(1): STUMPS DAY 3 Australia at stumps on day 3 have attained massive lead of 503 runs. Mark Craig was on fire getting the wickets of Joe Burns, Warner and Marsh.With a lead of 503. Australia on day 4 will look to put New Zealand into bat and finish of the match by the end of the days play. END OF PLAY REPORT

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 263/4  in 41.5 overs ; BATTING: Usman Khawaja 2(2): OUT !!!MITCHELL MARSH Craig pick another one as Marsh goes with disturbing the scorers much. Australia lead New Zealand by 503 runs. Mark Craig has finally struck gold picking 3 wickets in a span of few overs.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 258/3  in 40.2 overs ; BATTING: Usman Khawaja 2(2): OUT !!! STEVEN SMITH Smith goes after adding just one run to the team total out cutting Trent Boult. Usman Khawaja will be looking  for someone to support him. Mitchell Marsh comes in to bat. Mark Craig has been on fire picking 2 wickets.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 255/2  in 39.2 overs ; BATTING: Usman Khawaja 2(2): OUT !!! JOE BURNS Burns got out to Craig who is looking good after taking Warner. Steve Smith come in to bat.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 250/1  in 38.3 overs ; BATTING: Joe Burns 114(105)Usman Khawaja 2(2): OUT!!! WARNER David Warner after scoring a century got out to Mark Craig attempting another six. Warner quickly caught up to Burns. Century batsman from the first innings Usman Khawaja comes in to bat. Australia lead by 488.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 181/0  in 31overs ; BATTING: David Warner 76(86), Joe Burns 102(105): Start of play after rain stopped play. Warner and Burns will look to score big before the end of play. Warner will want to score his 2nd consecutive hundred at The Gabba.Australia lead by 420 runs with 10 wickets in hand.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 173/0  in 30 overs ; BATTING: David Warner 69(80), Joe Burns 100(103): PLAY TO START IN 14 MINUTES  Covers are coming off as play to start soon.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 173/0  in 30 overs ; BATTING: David Warner 69(80), Joe Burns 100(103): UMPIRES COME OUT FOR FIELD INSPECTION 


LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 173/0  in 30 overs ; BATTING: David Warner 69(80), Joe Burns 100(103):RAIN STOPS PLAY Joe Burns gets to his hundred in style hitting a six of Mark Craig. The Australian openers have had a beautiful day with bat scoring at brisk rate.Brendon McCullum has looked completely out of sort with already a bowler short. James Neesham has give 61 runs in his 9 overs. Australia lead New Zealand by 412. Play may start soon.


LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 151/0  in 27 overs ; BATTING: David Warner 65(68), Joe Burns 82(93): Warner and Burns notch up another 150+ run partnership their second of the match. Burns and Warner have slowed down the scoring rate. This is also the first time ever an opening partnership have had 2 consecutive 100 and 150 run stand for Australia cricketing histor. The light in the stadium has gone fairly low as storm clouds rush in. 

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 131/0  in 22 overs ; BATTING: David Warner 58(60), Joe Burns 70(74): Joe Burns is looking to be the more dangerous of the batsman. Burns has managed to outscore Warner and will want to make  hundred after missing out in the first innings. Warner on the other hand is playing calm and composed but can anytime power up. Australia’s lead nears 400. 

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 109 /0  in 18 overs ; BATTING: David Warner 50(47), Joe Burns 51(57): Joe Burns scores his second fifty of the match. Australia gets past 100 as Warner and Burns notch up another 100 run stand. Australia’s lead has now extended to 348. Joe Burns has now scored 4 consecutive half- centuries for Australia. Warner and Burns will look to pile on runs quickly unless Steven Smith plans to bat the day out. READ: Kane Williamson: Reason for New Zealand’s resurgence in Tests


LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 97 /0  in 15.1 overs ; BATTING: David Warner 50(41), Joe Burns 44(42): David Warner gets past his fifty as the final session of the day starts. Australia has been scoring at a good run rate. Burns is also close to his fifty as Australia near the 100 run mark. Mark Craig has come into the attack for the first time in this inning.This could be a second 100 run partnership of Warner and Burns after a 150+ runs stand in the first innings.


LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 86/0  in 14 overs ; BATTING: David Warner 47(41), Joe Burns 35(42): TEA Australia has now an overall lead of 325. Warner and Burns have played proper cricketing shots nothing out of the ordinary.Warner will want to gets his fifty in the post tea session.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 61/0  in 11 overs ; BATTING: David Warner 33(30), Joe Burns 25(19): Warner and Burns bring up 60 runs for Australia as the lead nears 300. James Neesham has come in to the bowling attack replacing Boult. Warner is looking good for another fifty.


LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 34/0  in 6 overs ; BATTING: David Warner 23(16), Joe Burns 10 (18): Warner and Burns look in good form. Warner will look to cash in perfect batting conditions. Doug Bracewell has started the bowling as Tim Southee is out with injury.


LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 9/0  in 1 overs ; BATTING: David Warner 4(2), Joe Burns 5(3): Australian openers are out on field. Australia will want to score as many runs as possible.Trent Boult to start the bowling for New Zealand.David Warner and Joe Burns have started well hitting boundary a piece.Tim Southee has not taken the field for New Zealand.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 310/10 in 82.2 ovrs; BATTING:Trent Boult 0* (2): OUT!! KANE WILLIAMSON GOES for 140 Starc picks 4 wicket and Johnson takes three. Steven Smith does not enforce the follow-on. Australia still lead by 239 runs going into their 2nd innings.


LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 310/9 in 80.5 ovrs; BATTING: Kane Williamson 131 (171), Trent Boult (): OUT!!! TIM SOUTHEE  Mitchell Starc yorks Tim Southee as  new ball is taken. Williamson is running out of partners. Williamson will look to get his 150. Hazlewood replaces Mitchell Johnson in bowling attck


LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 300/8 in 78 ovrs; BATTING: Kane Williamson 126 (160), Tim Southee 12(10) — New Zealand crosses the 300 run mark. Need more 56 runs to avoid follow-on. Williamson has look in full control. New ball due in 2 overs. Mitchell Starc into the attack. 


LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 277/8 in 74.4 ovrs; BATTING: Kane Williamson 112 (147), Tim Southee 4(2) — OUT!!! BRACEWELL Mitchell Marsh strikes early as Bracewell goes, after an inside edge hits the stumps. Bracewell provided good support to Williamson.



As the players go into the lunch break, read our lunch report here.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 273/7; BATTING: Kane Williamson 112 (147), Doug Bracewell 16 (42)LUNCH!!!! That’s it for this session, Williamson’s century has kept the hop alive for New Zealand till now, but would be interesting to see how far can the Kiwis travel in the post-lunch session?















LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 248/7; BATTING: Kane Williamson 100 (129), Doug Bracewell 3 (18)CENTURY FOR WILLIAMSON!!!! Kane Williamson scores his 11th Test century as it comes off 129 deliveries including 17 boundaries and also smashed a couple of exquisite boundaries off Mitchell johnson in the previous over. An absolute class of a display from the young lad, as New Zealand near the 250 run mark.









LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 233/7; BATTING: Kane Williamson 87 (113), Doug Bracewell 1 (4) — GONE!!!! Mark Criag is the next man to go as his short stay in the crease comes to an end after an ambitious effort off Nathan Lyon, he is caught by Mitchell Marsh for 23. Doug Bracewell makes his way in.

OUT! Mark Craig c Mitchell Marsh b Nathan Lyon 23 (31)









LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 219/6; BATTING: Kane Williamson 76 (94), Mark Craig 19 (23) — Following the early dismissal of BJ Watliong in the day, the Kiwis seem to have slowed down, but just a bit as both the batsmen continue to maintain their semi-aggressive nature and also smash occasional boundaries, while Johnson is giving the batsman some hard time as well, as they go past the 200 plus run mark.









LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 192/6; BATTING: Kane Williamson 70 (87), Mark Craig 2 (7) — GONE!!!! BJ Watling falls for 32 as Mitchell Johnson gets him done with with his very first ball of the day as an attempt to cut a rising delivery is faintly knicked to the keeper. Mark Craig makes his way in.

OUT! BJ Watling c Phil Nevill b Mitchell Johnson 32 (59)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 181/5; BATTING: Kane Williamson 61 (77), BJ Watling 32 (58) — A steady start to the day by the Kiwi batsmen as they look to score and play patiently. Meanwhile, both the batsmen also seem to be looking in good touch as they continue to score runs and also deal in boundaries occasionally.





























Australia’s lethal left-arm double act Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Johnson showed how devastating they can be in the series after bowling the home side into a strong position after just two days of the first Test against New Zealand. Starc and Johnson took two wickets each as the Black Caps battled to survive at 157 for five in reply to Australia’s massive 556 for four declared. It was the first outing for the pace pair this southern summer and they didn’t disappoint with fearsome spells to unhinge the Kiwi batting, taking 4-16 in a 25-ball spell, reports AFP. LIVE STREAMING: Australia vs New Zealand 2015, 1st Test at Brisbane, Day 3


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