Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of Day Two of the historic day-night Test between Australia and New Zealand at Adelaide. This is the third Test of what promises to be a bowler-friendly conclusion to an affair dominated by batsmen in the first two games. I am Shiamak Unwalla, and I will bring you all the live cricket scores and updates from this match. Australia finished Day 1 at 54 for 2 in response to New Zealand’s 202. The scores are indicative of the assistance bowlers enjoyed on the surface with the pink ball. It is yet to last 80 overs though, and Australia would hope to bat that long today. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Australia vs New Zealand, 3rd Test at Adelaide

Live Cricket Score: New Zealand 116/5 | Overs 37 | BATSMEN: Mitchell Santner 13(29), BJ Watling 7(32) | STUMPS: The Kiwis have crawled to 116 for 5, they lead by a mere 94 runs at stumps, and with just the five wickets remaining. There are good chances that tomorrow will be the final day of the Test.

Live Cricket Score: New Zealand 98/5 | Overs 28.3 | BATSMEN: Mitchell Santner 2(10), BJ Watling 0(0) | Ross Taylor and Mitchell Santner will need to put in a good partnership. New Zealand are not out of it yet. Josh Hazlewood is back into the attack, he has bowled really well today. AND HE STRIKES! He takes out the last of the big guns, Ross Taylor is back in the hut. OUT! Ross Taylor 32(32) LBW Josh Hazlewood

Live Cricket Score: New Zealand 84/4 | Overs 25.2 | BATSMEN: Ross Taylor 20(23), Mitchell Santner 0(0) | Baz has come out and played a few typically aggressive shots on the off side. Are we in for a McCullum special today? Ross Taylor looking good at the other end as well. NOT TO BE! Mitch Marsh has another! He already took out Williamson, now he knocks over Baz. And New Zealand are seriously feeling the heat now. Mitchell Santner comes in. OUT! Brendon McCullum 20(21) LBW Mitchell Starc

Live Cricket Score: New Zealand 52/3 | Overs 20 | BATSMEN: Ross Taylor 8(12), Brendon McCullum 0(0) | The match is in the balance right now. This is New Zealand’s main partnership. They need to get in a big stand. OH NOT TO BE! Mitch Johnson has retired, Mitch Starc is injured, but the third Mitch strikes! Marsh snares the big one, Williamson is out. OUT! Kane Williamson 9(24) c Peter Nevill b Mitchell Marsh

Live Cricket Score: New Zealand 32/2 | Overs 15 | BATSMEN: Kane Williamson 1(6), Ross Taylor 0(0) | Josh Hazlewood is bowling really well. Tom Latham was fluent in the first innings but he has been tied down here. AND GONE! It was on the cards. Hazlewood has been probing throughout this session, and he finally breaks through. This has been a disappointing outing for Latham. OUT! Tom Latham 10(45) c Peter Nevill b Josh Hazlewood

Live Cricket Score: New Zealand 29/1 | Overs 13 | BATSMEN: Tom Latham 10(36), Kane Williamson 0(3) | Martin Guptill and Tom Latham are keeping the ball out. The focus more on preservation of wicket than scoring runs. The strategy seems to be see out the new ball under lights and look to cash in tomorrow. OH GONE! That’s the first wicket down, Guptill edges to slip. OUT! Martin Guptill 17(39) c Mitchell Marsh b Josh Hazlewood

Live Cricket Score: New Zealand 22/0 | Overs 7 | BATSMEN: Martin Guptill 10(20), Tom Latham 10(22) | Dinner taken at Adelaide on Day 2 of the day-night Test, with no side ahead of the other at the moment. The next session will be under the lights with the visitors now will start building their lead. Meanwhile Australia will surely miss Mitchell Starc who is confirmed to not bowl in the remiander of the match. DINNER AT ADELAIDE

Live Cricket Score: New Zealand 15/0 | Overs 5 | BATSMEN: Martin Guptill 10(16), Tom Latham 3(14) | Peter Siddle and Josh Hazlewood start off for the hosts. Martin Guptill and Tom Latham for the Black Caps. Steady start here for the visitors, they are being watchful. Leaving the ball well and playing with a straight bat. Mitchell Marsh comes on to bowl the sixth over.

Live Cricket Score: Australia 224 | Overs 72.1 | BATSMEN: Mitchell Starc 24(15) | Mitchell Starc is playing an absolute blinder! He has come out with only one goal in mind: To save Australia’s innings (Spot the Arrow!). Peter Nevill batting well at the other end. Australia have taken the lead. These last two wickets have been a nightmare for the Black Caps. OUT! Peter Nevill 66(110) c Mitchell Santner b Doug Bracewell

Live Cricket Score: Australia 190/9 | Overs 68 | BATSMEN: Peter Nevill 50(84), Mitchell Starc 0(1) | WICKET! Trent Boult has finally picked up Nathan Lyon. It has been an excellent partnership and a vital innings from Lyon. Will this be all over? No, Mitch Starc has come in to bat! Gutsy move. OH GONE! Or is he? Starc has been given out LBW, but they have gone upstairs. And he survives, that would have missed leg. OUT! Nathan Lyon 30(41) c Kane Williamson b Trent Boult

Live Cricket Score: Australia 180/8 | Overs 64 | BATSMEN: Peter Nevill 50(84), Nathan Lyon 30(41) | And that’s 50 for Peter Nevill. This has been a top knock from him. It looked like the Aussies would roll over, but this partnership for the ninth wicket is keeping them alive. The lead is now a manageable one.

Live Cricket Score: Australia 158/8 | Overs 60 | BATSMEN: Peter Nevill 33(72), Nathan Lyon 25(29) | Nathan Lyon is taking on Mitchell Santner here! FOUR SIX FOUR and the Aussies go past 150! What a crucial cameo down the order from No. 10 Lyon. Meanwhile Peter Nevill is keeping it going from his end as well.

Live Cricket Score: Australia 129/8 | Overs 56 | BATSMEN: Peter Nevill 28(65), Nathan Lyon 2(12) | Australia are in the doldrums at the moment. Bear in mind, Mitch Starc might not be able to bat, and even if he does he will certainly not be able to run quick singles. A wicket now and Australia could be bowled out. Lyon will need to dig in.

Live Cricket Score: Australia 116/8 | Overs 50 | BATSMEN: Peter Nevill 17(52)| WICKET! Mitchell Santner gets his first wicket his first wicket in Tests as he cleans up Josh Hazlewood for 4. Santner bowls a full delivery bang on off stump and it just crashes into the stumps. Hazlewood stands there for a moment absolutely shocked. AND THAT’S TEA! OUT! Josh Hazlewood b Mitchell Santner 4 (10) TEA REPORT: New Zealand in complete command against Australia at tea on Day 2 of first-ever day-night Test at Adelaide

Live Cricket Score: Australia 110/7 | Overs 50 | BATSMEN: Peter Nevill 15(49), Josh Hazlewood 0 (2) | New Zealand get yet another breakthrough as they get of Peter Siddle. Siddle pushing hard at the ball and the ball hit the inside edge of the bat on to the pad and straight to Latham at short leg. New Zealand now on the verge of getting a big first innings lead here. OUT! Peter Siddle c Tom Latham b Mark Craig 0 (4)

Live Cricket Score: Australia 109/6 | Overs 48.2 | BATSMEN: Peter Nevill 14(45), Peter Siddle 0(0) | Steven Smith gets to a well-made half-century! He will take a lot of pride in this innings. He becomes only the second half-centurion of the innings. OH GONE! Mark Craig takes a massive wicket, Smith is out for 53! OUT! Steven Smith 53(114) c BJ Watling b Mark Craig

Live Cricket Score: Australia 96/5 | Overs 43 | BATSMEN: Steven Smith 44(97), Peter Nevill 10(30) | This has been some excellent batting from Steve Smith. The New Zealand bowlers are keeping things tight but Smith is finding the boundaries on occasion. Peter Nevill looks secure as well at the other end. Seems like a compact batsman.

Live Cricket Score: Australia 84/5 | Overs 37 | BATSMEN: Steven Smith 39(86), Peter Nevill 4(5) | Shaun Marsh has once again wasted an opportunity to make good on his talent. It is disappointing how often he does this. AND NOW ANOTHER! Mitchell Marsh has edged to the ‘keeper! OUT! Mitchell Marsh 4(25) c BJ Watling b Doug Bracewell

Live cricket score: Australia 69/4 | Overs 30 | BATSMEN: Steven Smith 31(67), Mitchell Marsh 3(7) | New Zealand have had a fantastic start to Day 2. Shaun drives a delivery from Southee towards mid-wicket where McCullum stopped it single-handedly and he hit the stumps direcetly without any hestitation. Although he had all the time to get up and throw it gently. Meanwhile, Smith on the striker’s end shakes his head in disppointment. Brilliant scenes for the Black Caps at Adelaide at the moment. Shaun was dismissed in the 29th over, leaving the hosts at 67 for 4. OUT! Shaun Marsh 2(12) run out Brendon McCullum

Live cricket score: Australia 63/3 | Overs 25 | BATSMEN: Steven Smith 29(54), Shaun Marsh 0(2) | Australia finished Day 1 at 54 for 2 with skipper Smith and Voges on crease. The New Zealand bowlers began the next day well, putting pressure on the batsmen right from the ball NO.1. And that did the job. The pink ball continues to swing and Southee got a late swing, a fuller delivery that tempted the batsman to take on it but Voges just managed an edge that flew straight into the hands of Martin Guptill at the third slip. OUT! Adam Voges c Martin Guptill b Tim Southee 13(42)

Australia are definitely in the more commanding position at stumps but an early wicket or two as is quite a strong possibility if the conditions remain similar, will put New Zealand in the driver’s seat. Steven Smith went to stumps unbeaten at 24 and was looking rather comfortable. The two wickets to fall where openers David Warner and Joe Burns to Trent Boult and Doug Bracewell respectively.

For the New Zealanders, Tom Latham was by far the most convincing batsman scoring a lovely round fifty. Debutant Mitchell Santner also batted quite well for his 31. In the bowling department for the home side Mitchell Starc shared the honours with Josh Hazlewood taking 3-fors each. Peter Siddle and Nathan Lyon took two wickets each. The unfortunate news for Australia which will be relieving for New Zealand is that Starc was diagnosed to have a stress fracture in his foot and will play no further part in this match.


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

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