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New Zealand vs Australia
In Progress : New Zealand trail by 226 runs with 8 wickets remaining
New Zealand
Fall of wickets - New Zealand 1 INN
       Hazlewood to Latham       17/1

Hazlewood to Latham,OUT,huge appeal! Australia are quite certain Latham has nicked it, so sure that they dig in for an early review. Beautiful length from Hazlewood, drawing the batsman forward but it isn't the kind that can be driven airily. Latham pushes at it and RTS picks up on what the Australian cordon did, but the on-field umpire didn't. Snazzy snazzy tech comes to the rescue

       Hazlewood to Guptill       38/2

Hazlewood to Guptill,OUT,there it is! The magic ball from Hazlewood! Angled in and pitched on middle, drew Guptill forward but since it is on a good length, it has the time to straighten. Kisses the edge and zooms into the captain's hands at second slip

       Siddle to Williamson       44/3

Siddle to Williamson,OUT,immediate retribution! Siddle shortens his length and Williamson falls victim to his own momentum. But the star here is Peter Nevill, shows exactly why he is the best wicketkeeper in Australia. This is a thick inside edge after Williamson goes for an ill advised drive on the up. Nevill was moving to his right, then dives full length to his left to pouches a screamer!

       Hazlewood to McCullum       47/4

Hazlewood to McCullum,OUT,caught in the cordon! And McCullum walks! The indipper does for Baz. Brilliant bowling from Australia. They have been pegging away at the stumps, weren't dissuaded by a few boundaries, and continue to reap the rewards. McCullum had to come forward, but he had only half a stride by the time Hazlewood got the ball to scream back into him. Thick inside edge, balloons off his pad to Warner at third slip. A duck on his hundredth. Who'da thought?

       Siddle to Nicholls       51/5

Siddle to Nicholls,OUT,well, Nevill did say it was coming and when it did come, he pouches it. Something tells me he needn't have played at that. Yep, this was a good length ball that reared up. Nicholls lunges forward and pushes his hands at it. That was at least on sixth stump, but yet those edges keep following Australia's bowlers like dear little puppies.

       Hazlewood to Watling       88/6

Hazlewood to Watling,OUT,he's done it again! Tall fast bowler. Tall fast bowler who makes it seam about. Tall fast bowler who kisses the pitch on a good length and gets it to kick up. Hazlewood keeps ramping his skills up and topples a batsman with pretty good defensive technique. Watling was looking for the gentle backfoot block, but in the end this jaffa gets the outside edge off the splice and goes through to the keeper

       Siddle to Bracewell       97/7

Siddle to Bracewell,OUT,can't fault the No. 8 when the top order has had similar trouble. Bracewell opts for a forcing shot through the off side, tries to stand up on his toes to try and get on top of the bounce, but he has no chance. Gets a thick edge that flies to Voges at first slip, who takes a sharp chance

       Lyon to Anderson       137/8

Lyon to Anderson,OUT,this time, his attempt to hit against the turn, results in his wicket. Caught at mid-off. Such a soft dismissal. Inches forward, then presses further to try and get close enough to the ball. He does not manage to do so. Should have checked his shot, instead still goes for the flick and tosses immensely patient, painstaking, promising knock into the Wellington wind

       Lyon to Southee       137/9

Lyon to Southee,OUT,well, he does try. Clever bowling from Lyon. He knows Southee has a habit of not holding back and gives this a ridiculous amount of air. The tailender goes for the lash over long-off. ends up with an outside edge that settles in Hazlewood's hands at point

       Lyon to Boult       183/10

Lyon to Boult,OUT,well done, Khawaja! Excellent presence of mind under pressure. He was moving around to the left, had to leap up and take the ball in front of his face, then he comes down and lands right on the edge of the boundary rope. Pops the ball up as he pops out of the boundary, then comes back in to seal the deal. The Basin crowd were baying for that to be six, and booed when the correct decision was made after much delieberation. It was close, but not that close.

Fall of wickets - Australia 1 INN
       Southee to Burns       0/1

Southee to Burns,OUT,The XI New Zealanders go up, along with all of the Basin! Bax goes straight for the review. Burns was looking for the tickle down leg off and might have been strangled down leg! There is a HotSpot on the bottom glove, a little flicker on the RTS as well and the Wellington crowd has alreadyt given its dismissal. The third umpire is double checking everything though. Going for the magnifying glass even. Goes back to the HotSpot, makes sure all is in order and then asks Umpire Illingworth to change his on-field decison

       Southee to Warner       5/2

Southee to Warner,OUT,poor shot, very poor shot but that's his instinct. It was a tad short, it was miles wide and Warner saw runs and went after it. No feet. flay of the hands, outside edge lands in Watling's gloves and the Basin is hooting and howling and wolf-whistling

       Craig to Smith       131/3

Craig to Smith,OUT,he's hit a swipe right back at the bowler, but Smith wants the third umpire to have a second look. A round of boos go up just at that point. The on-field umpires decide to be safe than sorry and acquiesce. Certainly not a bump ball, he had got to the pitch of the tossed up ball and looked for the on-drive. Went low to Craig, on his left, saw it through to his big hands and makes some amends for the earlier drop

       Boult to Khawaja       299/4

Boult to Khawaja,OUT,turns him inside out! Boult's got some magic in him still. Went wide of the crease to tempt Khawaja to play around his pads. Then he gets in business by making the ball straighten, beat the closed face and thud into his pads right in front of middle. Khawaja strides off having played the most decisive innings of the game, perhaps. Controlled, composed and graceful for several of his 216 balls

       Boult to Marsh       299/5

Boult to Marsh,OUT,how about that for a disgruntled fast bowler? If DRS denies me, I'll pluck a one-handed, rip-roaring catch all by myself. Falls face-first into the pitch and then comes up with an expression of utter disbelief. Mouth agape in a big 'O' and eyes wide as saucers. This was fuller, but might have just held in the pitch considering Marsh was sucked into the drive and was trying to check it. Boult was in his follow through, stuck out his right hand and it was just too magnetic. He has a knack for picking up screamers. Took one that made it to Sportscenter's Plays of the Year, if I'm not wrong

       Anderson to Nevill       395/6

Anderson to Nevill,OUT,extra bounce! Nevill's good with that little dab backward of point, but here he is surprised by the zip off the deck. Gets a faint feather on the shortish ball slanted across him through to the wicketkeeper and Anderson roars in delight.

       Bracewell to Siddle       494/7

Bracewell to Siddle,OUT,lo and behold, a wicket for Bracewell! Confirmed only after the umpires do the no-ball check. It was a back of a length ball on off stump that held in the pitch. Siddle went for the hard-handed punch down the ground and instead pops a catch to mid-on. The third umpire confirms the bowler had half of his foot behind the line and New Zealand get together for some pats on the back

       Bracewell to Hazlewood       508/8

Bracewell to Hazlewood,OUT,full and wide that time and he has thumped the ball straight at short cover. They had placed a short cover after he hit a four uppishly in that region and it pays off. Another check on the front foot. No problems with Bracewell again

       Anderson to Lyon       532/9

Anderson to Lyon,OUT,that should break the internet! He has plucked that around his ankles and then completes a about half a somersault too for good measure! Move over Boulty. It's that on the up drive that he plays, struck right on the bottom of the bat and was coming down on Anderson's left, quite low. Stuck out the hand and it stuck! But unlike Boulty, Anderson does not stare at the ball wondering how the heck he pulled that off. Just flicked it back like it was all matter of fact

       Craig to Voges       562/10

Craig to Voges,OUT,stop the press. Adam Voges has been dismissed in Test cricket. Craig takes part in the third caught and bowled for the innings. The batsman had run down the track for a whip to long-on, Craig moves to his right and holds on to a sharp chance

Fall of wickets - New Zealand 2 INN
       Lyon to Guptill       81/1

Lyon to Guptill,OUT,brilliant work from Marsh and immensely gutsy bowling from Nathan! Thew the ball up over Guptill's eyeline to make him go for the big one. Goes for a wild slog, but there isn't as much room for the shot. He was deceived by the extra flight. Top edges straight up, it swirls around and Marsh runs, looking over his shoulder and makes a dive to hold it with both hands. Great work all around

       Hazlewood to Williamson       121/2

Hazlewood to Williamson,OUT,he's nicked off! Hazlewood strikes and he's deserved it for stacking so many balls in the corridor. Beat Williamson outside off a couple of times earlier in this spell and this time that defensive bat pushes a little further out to feather a back of a length delivery straightening off the deck through to the keeper

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