AUS beat NZ by 247 runs | Australia vs New Zealand, Highlights And Cricket Score 2nd Test Match
Trans-Tasman Trophy, 2019/20Date: Dec 26, 2019 Start Time: 05:00 IST | 23:30 GMT | 10:30 Local
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne
Nathan Lyon's second fifer of the match -- bundled out the Black Caps for mere 136 runs on the fourth day of the Test match. Apart from Colin de Grandhomme who scored a quickfire fifty, none of the New Zealand batters could stay long at the crease and their last innings in Australia on this tour lasted for only 47.5 overs.
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Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN) is the official broadcaster for New Zealand Tour of Australia and will provide live telecast of Day 2 of Australia vs New Zealand 3rd Test match. Fans can tune into Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD to live telecast Day 2 of the 3rd AUS vs NZ Test match.
After becoming 2019’s leading run-scorer in Tests, the right-handed batsman has extended his good run in 2020 as well. During the Australia vs New Zealand 3rd Test in Sydney, the 25-year old came into bat at number three and didn’t put a foot wrong. Labuschagne displayed great intent and played attacking cricket.
Fans can also follow Day 1 of Australia vs New Zealand Test match on the online platform. Sony Liv, the official online media streaming platform of Sony Network, will be live streaming Australia vs New Zealand Test match for its fans online in India.
The Kiwis have not had the kind of partnerships that win you games, and in Sydney, this has to change. The game though, could see some stoppages with massive wildfire creating hazardous conditions for play. The two sides will have moments where there will be a break in rhythm throughout the contest. A look at the players to watch out for in the game.
Kiwi opener Tom Blundell scored a century in the last match and will eye to continue his good run in the last match of the tour. Other than him, the veteran duo of Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor has to step up to make the case stronger for New Zealand’s victory.
New Zealand will have to upgrade quickly even to put up a fight. In terms of head to head, the two teams have played 59 tests with Australia dominating with 33 wins, New Zealand eight and 18 games ending in a draw, A look at their last five games.
Steve Smith who ended his dismal run in the last match of the series by scoring a fantastic 85 and will eye to reach the three-figure mark in Sydney. For New Zealand, the pace duo of Trent Boult and Tim Southee will have the onus to run through the potent Australian batting line-up in order to cause a turnaround.
Set a target of 488, New Zealand were bowled out for 240. Opening batsman Tom Blundell scored his second Test century as he showed some resistance. The opener scored 121 and was the only highlight of Kiwi batting.
The grip of the opener’s bat was painted with tri-colours - blue, pink and white is designed by Hollie with the help of Kookaburra and is being sold by Players Sports to help raise money for her cancer fight.
Earlier in the day, Dented by Pat Cummins five-fer, the Kiwis were bundled out for mere 144 runs in reply of Australia's first-innings total of 467 runs. Australia already have taken a mammoth lead in the third innings and the remaining part of the clash seems like a mere formality. Nevertheless, Cricket is a game of uncertainty and the hosts must not get complacent.
New Zealand began the day on 44 for two and were eventually bundled out for just 148 runs. Fast-bowler Pat Cummins wreaked havoc as he scalped five wickets and helped Australia secure a mighty 319-run lead. At the close of play on day three, Australia were 137 for four, effectively 456.
Wagner is followed by teammate Trent Boult, who had scalped 200 wickets from 52 games while Tim Southee and former Kiwi all-rounder Chris Cairns had reached the milestone in their 56th and 58th match respectively. The 33-year-old is also the second-fastest left-arm bowler to reach the milestone.
The upcoming day of the match could well decide the fate of the encounter and the Kiwis require to put on an extraordinary display of batting in order to make any sort of comeback in the match. Ross Taylor and Tom Latham are the two batsman present on the crease and their side will certainly bank on the