Good Morning folks! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Day 3 of the second Test of the three-match Test series between Australia and New Zealand at WACA in Perth, this is Ayush Gupta bringing you all the live updates from this game. The visitors New Zealand would be feeling a bit better with their bastmen not putting up their hands and crumbling under the pressure of  being behind by 559 runs. New Zealand got off to a bad start as Mitchell Starc cleaned up Martin Guptill in only the second over into their innings. Kane Williamson and Tom Latham stood their ground against the pace of Australian bowling. Both Williamson and Latham put up a 91 run partnership for the 2nd wicket before Nathan Lyon picked up Latham(36).Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson are the crease at stumps on day 2 as New Zealand are 140/2 trailing Australia by 419 runs. LIVE SCORECARD: Australia vs New Zealand 2015, 2nd Test at Perth

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 510/6; BATTING: Ross Taylor 235 (308), Mark Craig 7 (23) STUMPS!!!! So that’s it for today. New Zealand again finish the day on top clearly suggesting that the pitch has hardly anything to offer for the bowlers, with Williamson and Taylor clearly being the star of the day. Trailing by just 49 runs, what would be the scene on Day 4? Do join us tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 485/6; BATTING: Ross Taylor 222 (284), Mark Craig 0 (0) GONE!!!! Mitchell Johsnon finally gives a breaktrhough in the form of Doug Bracewell as the new ball does the trick, edging him softly to Peter Nevill behind the wicket. Mark Craig is the new man in, while Johnson becomes the fourth highest wickettaker in Tests.

OUT! Doug Bracewell c Peter Nevill b Mitchell Johnson 12 (39)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 459/5; BATTING: Ross Taylor 208 (261), Doug Bracewell 1 (8) 200 FOR TAYLOR!!!! What a knock by the chap as he becomes the first New Zealand batsman to score a 200 in the game and also goes past Martin Crowe as the highest individual scorer against Australia, while BJ watling has been dismissed for amere single by Mitchell starc.

OUT! BJ Watling c Nathan Lyon b Mitchell Starc 1 (12)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 432/4; BATTING: Ross Taylor 184 (232), BJ Watling 0 (2) — GONE!!!! Brendon McCullumis bowled for 27 by Mitchell Starc. A good in swinging delivery is off the pad of McCullum and shatters the woodwork. Wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling is the new man in.

OUT! Brendon McCullum b Marsh 27 (54)

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 406/3; BATTING: Ross Taylor 165 (213), Brendon McCullum 21 (39)TEA BREAK!!!! IT just continues to keep getting better for New Zealand with the Australian bowlers sweating it out hard to restrict them. If this keeos going, the match is poised for a draw. However, it’s too early to comment on the result.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 399/3; BATTING: Ross Taylor 160 (207), Brendon McCullum 19 (33) — 150 FOR TAYLOR!!!! Anogther milestone by a New Zealan batsman as Ross Taylor plays a classic knock, scoring 150 off 200 deliveries including 23 boundaries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 361/3; BATTING: Ross Taylor 137 (187), Brendon McCullum 5 (6) — GONE!!!! Kane Williamson falls for a brilliant innings of 166 as a record partnership of 265 runs is broken. Josh Hazlewood gets the much needed breakthrough as he makes him caught by Mitchell Johnson. Brendon McCullum is the new man in.

OUT! Kane Williamson c Mitchell Johnson b Josh Hazlewood 166 (249)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 347/2; BATTING: Kane Williamson 166 (243), Ross Taylor 130 (168) — It just keeps getting better and better for the Kiwis as the batsmen continue to dominate the Australian bowlers, who keep struggling to getb a break through as they come up with a 250 plus partnership, while Williamson keeps going strong as he also brings up his 150.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 289/2; BATTING: Kane Williamson 128 (196), Ross Taylor 102 (137) — CENTURY FOR TAYLOR!!!! Ross Taylor slams his 13th Test ton and what a moment to bring it up, that too against Australia at their own backyard, while his partner Williamson too continues to flourish.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 249/2; BATTING: Kane Williamson 120 (185), Ross Taylor 82 (124) — LUNCH!!!! An another helathy session for the Kiwi batsmen as both the bats,en contiue to bat in the same manner without suffering any setbacks, as Williamson scores his 12th Test ton.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 220/2; BATTING: Kane Williamson 102 (161), Ross Taylor 72 (94) — CENTURY FOR WILLIAMSON!!!! It’s his 12th ton as Williamosn brings up his ton in 158 deliveries, including 16 boundaries, as New Zealand continue to dominate the Australian bowlers with hardly any bounce for the bowlers at the WACA track.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 163/2; BATTING: Kane Williamson 80 (136), Ross Taylor 37 (59) — A calm and steady start by the Kiwi batsmen as both the batsmen from overnight continue to bat with ease, taking apart the Australian bowlers. Not an usual scene one gets to see at Perth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earlier in the day Australia lost David Warner just as he crossed the 250. Warner(244) gave a catch to Mark Craig of the bowling of Trent Boult. Steven Smith(27) continues to have a not to good batting form getting out in the mid- 20’s again to Henry. Another centurion batsman Usman Khawaja (121) also could add very less from his over night score before getting picked up by Mark Craig. Voges(41) and Mitchell Marsh(34) did add fifty runs for the fith wicket before Voges got out to Boult handing him his 2 wicket of the match. Mark Craig them completed the formalities picking up the lower order of Australia and leaving them 559/8 before Steven Smith decided to declare.

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