New Zelanad managed to take © Getty Images
New Zelanad managed to take six wickets in the session © Getty Images

New Zealand put in a disciplined all-round show in the field to take complete control of the match as Australia went to tea stuttering at 116 for 8 on Day Two of the third and final Test — and also the first ever day-night Test — at Adelaide on Saturday. The inexperienced Peter Nevill (17 not out) is in the middle. Steven Smith looked in great nick while he was in the middle, but his dismissal for 53 signalled a massive turning point in the session. Adam Voges (13), Shaun Marsh (2), Mitchell Marsh (4), Peter Siddle (0), and Josh Hazlewood (4) came and went in the interim, as the Black Caps kept pegging away at the wickets. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Australia vs New Zealand, 3rd Test at Adelaide

The session began with Smith and Voges resuming on their overnight scores of 24 and 9 respectively. Tim Southee breached through Voges and got him to edge to Martin Guptill for a 42-ball 13. Shaun Marsh was the new man in and he too soon walked back after being at the receiving end of some wonderful fielding from Brendon McCullum. However, Marsh had only himself to blame as he was undecided after hitting a crisp off drive to McCullum. He ended up running but ‘Baz’ threw down the stumps with a direct hit with Marsh well short. The younger Marsh brother Mitchell was soon in the middle, but his 25-ball stay was cut short when he edged Doug Bracewell to BJ Watling for 4. LIVE CRICKET UPDATES: Australia vs New Zealand, 3rd Test at Adelaide, Day 2

With wickets tumbling at one end, Smith was serene at the other. He left the ball well and attacked anything in his channel. He scored a superb 53 — the highest score of the match so far — before falling in Mark Craig’s first over. Smith tried to step out and take on Craig, but only got an inside edge that was caught well by Watling. Siddle was caught by Tom Latham at short leg for a duck in Craig’s next over, and Mitchell Santner took his maiden Test wicket when he bowled Josh Hazlewood off what proved to be the final ball of the session. READ: Australia vs New Zealand 2015, 3rd Test at Adelaide: Will the bowlers get their due in first-ever day-night Test?

Earlier, Australia went to stumps on 54 for 2, trailing New Zealand by 148 runs on Day One. The first day of the first-ever day-night Test saw as many as 12 wickets fall — incidentally the same number of wickets that fell on the first day of the heavily-criticised India vs South Africa Test at Nagpur — as the pink ball proved to have something in it for the pacers as well as the spinners. New Zealand were bowled out for just 202 as Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood took three wickets each and Peter Siddle and Nathan Lyon took two each. Siddle also became the latest bowler in the 200-wicket club in Tests. READ:India vs South Africa at Nagpur and Australia vs New Zealand at Adelaide show double standards

Brief scores:

New Zealand 202 (Tom Latham 50, Mitchell Santner 31; Mitchell Starc 3 for 24, Josh Hazlewood 3 for 66) lead Australia 116 for 8 (Steven Smith 53; Doug Bracewell 2 for 18, Mark Craig 2 for 9) by 86 runs.

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(Shiamak Unwalla, a reporter with CricketCountry, is a self-confessed Sci-Fi geek who loves cricket more than cricketers. His Twitter handle is @ShiamakUnwalla)