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Australia tour of New Zealand 2016
1st Test, New Zealand vs Australia at Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand (11 Feb 2016)
New Zealand

183/10 (48) RR:3.81

327/10 (104.3) RR:3.13

Australia won by an innings and 52 runs

MOM: Adam Voges
Australia

562/10 (154.2) RR:3.64

The Aussie openers are making their way out to the middle. Tim Southee has the new ball in his hand. Here we go then...

Tea, day 1: New Zealand didn't get off to the best of starts after the lunch break as Watling fell for 17. Despite wickets falling at regular intervals, the last few wickets surely irritated the Australians, with Anderson, Craig and Boult, all managing to add a few handy runs for the home side. The last wicket partnership of 46 between Craig and Boult was especially frustrating for the visitors, but one can be sure that they would have taken New Zealand getting bowled out for 183 at the start of the match. There are already signs that the pitch has eased off to an extent, much to the delight of the Australian batsmen, but the Kiwi pacers will be hoping that there's still enough on it for them to take some quick wickets. Join us in a short while to witness Australia's reply

Over: 48 0 1 6 0 6 W NZ 183/10
Boult 24(22) Craig 41(57) Lyon 6-0-32-3

47.6 - Lyon to Boult, out Caught by Khawaja!! Finally, the 46-run stand comes to an end. Boult, the final one to depart. In order to try and hit another six, Boult jumps out of the crease and lofts it straight down the ground, didn't get it off the middle and Khawaja from long-on moves to his left and takes the catch. The momentum was taking him over the rope as he took the catch right on the edge, he throws the ball up in the air before he cross the rope, balances himself quickly and jumps inside the rope to take it on the second attempt. He was very calm under pressure and that was the key in completing the catch. This wicket also means that tea will be taken early. Boult c Khawaja b Lyon 24(22) [6s-3]

Lyon to Boult, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Boult has been caught at the long-on fence. The umpires are checking whether it is a clean catch or not. The third umpire thinks it's a clean catch and that's the end of Boult

47.5 - Lyon to Boult, SIX, these are important runs for New Zealand! Once again Boult dances down the track and swings across the line, this time he gets it much squarer as he smacks it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a maximum

47.4 - Lyon to Boult, no run, slower through the air and on leg stump line, Boult tucks it right around the corner

47.3 - Lyon to Boult, SIX, this gets the crowd going! Boult once again jumps out of the crease, gets to the pitch of the ball and slogs it through the line, hits it right off the middle and it sails over the wide long-on fence

47.2 - Lyon to Craig, 1 run, pushed through quicker just outside off, Craig backs away a touch and punches it through the cover region for a single

47.1 - Lyon to Craig, no run, flatter on the stumps, defended to the left of the bowler

Over: 47 0 0 2 0 1 0 NZ 170/9
Boult 12(18) Craig 40(55) Hazlewood 14-2-42-4

46.6 - Hazlewood to Boult, no run, Boult goes back and across to defend this full delivery in the channel just outside off

46.5 - Hazlewood to Craig, 1 run, taps this short of length delivery in front of backward point and sets off, Warner fires a throw at the striker's end but Boult was well in by then

46.4 - Hazlewood to Craig, no run, angling away slightly wide outside off, Craig looks to drive it through the off-side, the ball just misses the outside edge

46.3 - Hazlewood to Craig, 2 runs, just short of a good length and on off and middle, Craig gently turns it in the gap at mid-wicket, realises that there's a chance to pick up a couple of runs and hares back for the second as well

46.2 - Hazlewood to Craig, no run, bumper on the stumps, Craig ducks under it

46.1 - Hazlewood to Craig, no run, short of length delivery just outside off, Craig goes back in the crease and blocks it to point

Josh Hazlewood [13.0-2-39-4] is back into the attack

Over: 46 0 0 0 0 0 2 NZ 167/9
Boult 12(17) Craig 37(50) Lyon 5-0-19-2

45.6 - Lyon to Boult, 2 runs, drags this short well outside off, Boult cracks it through the cover region, comes back for the second with ease

45.5 - Lyon to Boult, no run, comes down the track, doesn't get to the pitch of this quicker delivery and then he tries to dab it late, can't beat the man diving to his right at slip

45.4 - Lyon to Boult, no run, on middle and leg stump line this time, Boult presses across and turns it straight towards short fine leg

45.3 - Lyon to Boult, no run, once again Boult charges down the track, fails to get to the pitch and blocks it back to the bowler in the end

45.2 - Lyon to Boult, no run, slower through the air and on the stumps, defended into the off-side

45.1 - Lyon to Boult, no run, advances but Lyon fires it a little wider, Boult adjusts and defends it into the off-side

Over: 45 4 4 2 0 2 4 NZ 165/9
Craig 37(50) Boult 10(11) Siddle 12-5-37-3

44.6 - Siddle to Craig, FOUR, Craig gets another four. Short of length delivery outside off, Craig stays back and swings across the line, didn't get hold of the heave but got it in the gap wide of mid-on, who gives chase but only to come second

44.5 - Siddle to Craig, 2 runs, this one jags back in a little from short of length, Craig turns it through square leg off the inside half of the bat, another couple of runs added

44.4 - Siddle to Craig, no run, angling away outside off on a good length, Craig opens the face of the bat and dabs it straight to gully

44.3 - Siddle to Craig, 2 runs, comes slightly across and clips another fullish delivery wide of mid-wicket, takes two with ease

44.2 - Siddle to Craig, FOUR, even better this time. Length delivery outside off, Craig gets on top of the bounce and drives it back past the non-striker, mid-off had no chance of stopping that

44.1 - Siddle to Craig, FOUR, glorious drive! Pitched up outside off, Craig presses forward and caresses the drive to the right of mid-off, who gives chase but the timing was very sweet, runs away to the fence. 150 up for the Black Caps

Over: 44 0 0 2 0 6 0 NZ 149/9
Boult 10(11) Craig 21(44) Lyon 4-0-17-2

43.6 - Lyon to Boult, no run, steps out of the crease yet again, but once again he couldn't quite get to the pitch, adjusts and opens the face of the bat to push it towards the point region

43.5 - Lyon to Boult, SIX, this time Boult dances down the track and goes for the full-blooded lofted drive. It was right in the slot and Boult hammers it straight back over the bowler's head for the first maximum of the match

43.4 - Lyon to Boult, no run, takes a step forward yet again and blocks this quicker delivery back down the pitch

43.3 - Lyon to Boult, 2 runs, once again Boult gives the charge and slog across the line, gets it to the wide of the man at long-on, Khawaja dives to his right and palms it back in to save a couple of runs foir his side. Good effort

43.2 - Lyon to Boult, no run, comes down the track but doesn't get to the pitch of this flighted delivery just outside off, manages to defend it into the on-side

43.1 - Lyon to Boult, no run, turning in on off and middle, Boult presses forward to block

Over: 43 0 0 2 0 0 0 NZ 141/9
Craig 21(44) Boult 2(5) Siddle 11-5-21-3

42.6 - Siddle to Craig, no run, mistimes the drive off this fuller length delivery straight to mid-off

42.5 - Siddle to Craig, no run, length delivery just outside off, defended

42.4 - Siddle to Craig, no run, pitched up outside off, Craig comes on the front foot and drives it to mid-off

42.3 - Siddle to Craig, 2 runs, length delivery angled across the left-hander, Craig push-drives it to the right of short cover, who gives chase and keeps the batsmen down to a couple

42.2 - Siddle to Craig, no run, much fuller this time, Craig gently clips it into the leg-side

42.1 - Siddle to Craig, no run, this one jags back in from outside off, Craig was looking to tuck it away into the on-side, the movement cut him in half as it sneaks past the inside edge and the keeper collects

Over: 42 W 0 0 0 2 0 NZ 139/9
Boult 2(5) Craig 19(38) Lyon 3-0-9-2

41.6 - Lyon to Boult, no run, floated up on off, Boult dead-bats it after coming on the front foot

41.5 - Lyon to Boult, 2 runs, floated up around off and middle, Boult presses across and swings across the line, didn't get it off the middle, rather he sliced it in the air. Clears mid-on and the batsmen have ample time to take two

41.4 - Lyon to Boult, no run, gets a good stride forward as he blocks this slowish delivery into the off-side

41.3 - Lyon to Boult, no run, turning in from outside off, Boult covers his stumps and lets it go

41.2 - Lyon to Boult, no run, darted on off, Boult presses forward to block

Trent Boult, right handed bat, comes to the crease

41.1 - Lyon to Southee, out Caught by Hazlewood!! Tim Southee's resistance doesn't last long, just three deliveries. Floated up invitingly wide outside off, Southee goes hard on the drive (as he always does), he wanted to clear the man at mid-off but ends up slicing it in the air off a thick outside edge and backward point takes the easiest of catches. A very soft dismissal for the Kiwi pacer. Southee c Hazlewood b Lyon 0(3)

Lyon to Southee, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Over: 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 NZ 137/8
Craig 19(38) Southee 0(2) Siddle 10-5-19-3

40.6 - Siddle to Craig, no run, slightly fuller and around off, Craig comes across and wristily clips it straight to mid-on

40.5 - Siddle to Craig, no run, on a good length and on off, Craig defends it into the off-side from the crease

40.4 - Siddle to Craig, no run, on a similar line and length, Craig once again drives it to mid-off after pressing forward

40.3 - Siddle to Craig, no run, pitched up outside off, Craig drives it to the left of mid-off, who moves across and stops it

40.2 - Siddle to Craig, no run, angling away outside off on a good length, Craig presses across to defend, the ball just carries on with the angle and snakes past the outside edge

40.1 - Siddle to Craig, no run, on a length and on off, defended

Peter Siddle [9.0-4-19-3] is back into the attack

Over: 40