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  • New Zealand 6/ 467 (108.0) & 423 (97.0)
  • Australia A All Out 395 (109.3)
  • Australia A won the toss and elected to bowl
  • Graph
  • Current Run Rate: 4.32
BatsmenRB4s6sS/R
DAJ Bracewell*13361036.11
DG Brownlie53927057.61
This Partnership:24 Runs From 49 Balls (R/R: 2.94)

BowlersOMRWEcon
NJ Maddinson*5.001613.20
MA Beer27.0313014.81

Last 5 overs:
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108th Over
Thanks for joining us here in Brisbane for the Tour game. We'll be online Thursday for the First Vodafone Test between Australia and New Zealand at the Gabba. See you then, cheers.
New Zealand 423 (McCullum 146, Bracewell 73*, Pattinson 4/96) & 6/467 (Ryder 175, Taylor 138, Cutting 2/61) drew with Australia A 395 (Cowan 145, Wade 53, Bracewell 4/87).
The match ends in a draw but New Zealand can take plenty of confidence into next week's 1st Vodafone Test. The three new Australian pace bowlers didn't give too many secrets away today.
Ed Cowan batted well yesterday for Australia while all the bowlers for both sides toiled hard on a very flat pitch.
The end of an entertaining match here dominated by the bat. We saw plenty of good innings especially from the New Zealand top order - big hundreds from McCullum, Taylor and Ryder.
D.Brownlie - 53* (92 balls, 146 minutes), D.Bracewell - 13* (36 balls, 31 minutes). Unbeaten 7th wicket partnership of 24 runs.
Over 107.6: Maddinson to Bracewell, no run, steps forward and defends back down the pitch to the bowler. The players are shaking hands so the match has been drawn.
Over 107.5: Maddinson to Brownlie, one run, cuts away hard to deep point for another run.
Over 107.4: Maddinson to Bracewell, one run, turned away off the pads for an easy single to deep backward square leg.
Over 107.3: Maddinson to Bracewell, no run, punched straight to the man at mid off.
Over 107.2: Maddinson to Bracewell, no run, on the back foot and defends back to the bowler.
Over 107.1: Maddinson to Bracewell, no run, drives off the front foot to mid on.
107th Over
Dean Brownlie 52 runs off 91 balls in 144 minutes with 7 Fours.
Over 106.6: Beer to Brownlie, FOUR, drives a full ball along the ground and it's raced through point to bring up his 50! NZ 6/465 (Brownlie 52, Bracewell 12).
Over 106.5: Beer to Brownlie, no run, around the wicket to Brownlie who is playing off the back foot to mid off.
Over 106.4: Beer to Bracewell, one run, paddles a sweep away behind square for a single.
Over 106.3: Beer to Bracewell, no run, walks forward and defends firmly back to the bowler.
Over 106.2: Beer to Bracewell, no run, gets well forward and defends to the off-side.
Over 106.1: Beer to Bracewell, no run, over the wicket and Bracewell misses a flick down the leg side.
106th Over
Over 105.6: Maddinson to Bracewell, one run, pushed with a drive down towards mid on for a single. NZ 6/460 (Brownlie 48, Bracewell 11).
Over 105.5: Maddinson to Bracewell, no run, steps well forward and defends to the off-side.
Over 105.4: Maddinson to Bracewell, no run, pushed off the back foot back to the bowler.
Over 105.3: Maddinson to Brownlie, one run, cut away for a third time to deep cover.
Over 105.2: Maddinson to Bracewell, one run, on the back foot and punches to deep cover.
Over 105.1: Maddinson to Brownlie, one run, gets back and cuts the ball away to deep cover.
105th Over
106th Over: Nic Maddinson (1/10) on now at the Crosby Rd end, replacing Starc.
Over 104.6: Beer to Brownlie, one run, knocked away past extra cover to wide mid off for another run. NZ 6/456 (Brownlie 46, Bracewell 9).
Over 104.5: Beer to Brownlie, no run, around the wicket to Brownlie who is defending away towards point.
Over 104.4: Beer to Bracewell, one run, flicked away fine off the pads for a single.
Over 104.3: Beer to Bracewell, no run, over the wicket to Bracewell who is getting forward and defending to short leg.
Over 104.2: Beer to Brownlie, one run, punched away off the back foot to deep cover.
Over 104.1: Beer to Bracewell, one run, flicks the ball away off his pads to deep backward square leg.
104th Over
Over 103.6: Starc to Brownlie, no run, misses a pull shot to another ball that doesn't quite bounce off a short leg. NZ 6/452 (Brownlie 44, Bracewell 7).
Over 103.5: Starc to Bracewell, one run, worked away off the pads through square leg for a single.
Over 103.4: Starc to Bracewell, no run, fuller ball has Bracewell driving straight to mid off.
Over 103.3: Starc to Bracewell, no run, ducks right into a short ball and it hits him on the shoulder. That one didn't get up off a short length.
Over 103.2: Starc to Bracewell, no run, on the front foot and drives straight to mid off.
Over 103.1: Starc to Bracewell, no run, bowling around the wicket and Bracewell defends. There's 4 overs after this one before 15 in the last over.
103rd Over
Over 102.6: Beer to Bracewell, one run, slaps a cover drive away to deep cover for another run. NZ 6/451 (Brownlie 44, Bracewell 6).
Over 102.5: Beer to Bracewell, no run, gets well forward and defends safely back to the bowler.
Over 102.4: Beer to Bracewell, no run, leaves a quicker ball outside the off stump.
Over 102.3: Beer to Bracewell, no run, gets forward and flicks the ball straight to midwicket.
Over 102.2: Beer to Brownlie, one run, punched off the back foot to deep point for an easy single.
Over 102.1: Beer to Brownlie, no run, on the crease and defends back down the pitch.
102nd Over
Over 101.6: Starc to Bracewell, no run, on the crease and defends away towards point. NZ 6/449 (Brownlie 43, Bracewell 5).
Over 101.5: Starc to Bracewell, FOUR, waiting for another shot ball and cuts it through backward point to the fence.
Over 101.4: Starc to Bracewell, no run, defends from the crease on the bounce to Maddinson in the gully.
Over 101.3: Starc to Bracewell, no run, on the back foot waiting for the short ball and drops it down around his feet.
Over 101.2: Starc to Bracewell, no run, defends an attempted yorker back down the pitch towards mid off.
Over 101.1: Starc to Bracewell, no run, on the crease and defends the ball down to midwicket.
101st Over
102nd Over: Mitchell Starc (1/40) coming on again now, replacing Cutting at the Crosby Rd end.
Over 100.6: Beer to Bracewell, one run, turns a single away off the pads to retain the strike. NZ 6/445 (Brownlie 43, Bracewell 1).
Over 100.5: Beer to Bracewell, no run, chops the ball with a bottom edge bouncing to Bailey at slip.
Over 100.4: Beer to Bracewell, no run, well forward and defends to the leg-side.
Over 100.3: Beer to Bracewell, no run, gets forward and drives straight to mid off.
Over 100.2: Beer to Brownlie, one run, cuts the ball away to deep cover where Hilfenhaus runs around the rope.
Over 100.1: Beer to Brownlie, no run, defends the ball away to short leg.
100th Over
101st Over: Michael Beer (1/117) back on at the Albion Park end, replacing Hilfenhaus.
Over 99.6: Cutting to Bracewell, no run, two slips and a gully in as Bracewell is up on his toes and defending. NZ 6/443 (Brownlie 42, Bracewell 0).
R.Young - lbw b:Cutting 9 (34 balls, 45 minutes). FOW 6/443 (99.5), 6th wicket partnership (Brownlie/Young) of 35 runs. The new batsman is Doug Bracewell.
Over 99.5: Cutting to Young, no run, OUT, on the crease to defend and he's trapped in front. A big shout for lbw by the Australians and Umpire Reiffel raises the finger. NZ 6/443
Over 99.4: Cutting to Young, no run, bails out of a hook shot at a short ball outside off stump.
Over 99.3: Cutting to Young, no run, well forward and defends to the off-side.
Over 99.2: Cutting to Young, no run, shuffles across the crease and defends to the off-side.
Over 99.1: Cutting to Brownlie, one run, paddles the ball with a pull shot down to deep backward square leg.
99th Over
Over 98.6: Hilfenhaus to Young, two leg byes, flicked away off the thigh pad down towards fine leg.
Over 98.5: Hilfenhaus to Young, no run, ignores a short ball wide of off stump and Wade leaps high to make the save.
Over 98.4: Hilfenhaus to Young, no run, up on his toes and defends to the off-side.
Over 98.3: Hilfenhaus to Young, no run, steps forward and leaves watchfully wide of off stump.
Over 98.2: Hilfenhaus to Young, no run, shuffles across and defends the ball to the off-side.
Over 98.1: Hilfenhaus to Young, no run, left alone outside the off stump.
98th Over
Over 97.6: Cutting to Brownlie, no run, gets forward and defends safely to the off-side. NZ 5/440 (Brownlie 41, Young 9).
Over 97.5: Cutting to Brownlie, no run, defends with a drive down to mid on.
Over 97.4: Cutting to Brownlie, no run, up on his toes and defends to the off-side.
Over 97.3: Cutting to Brownlie, no run, leaves another ball pushed down the leg side.
Over 97.2: Cutting to Brownlie, FOUR, turned away fine off the pad and it races past Wade to the boundary.
Over 97.1: Cutting to Brownlie, no run, leaves a ball speared down the leg side and Wade dives to his left to make the save.
97th Over
Over 96.6: Hilfenhaus to Young, two runs, flicked away through midwicket for a couple more. NZ 5/436 (Brownlie 37, Young 9).
Over 96.5: Hilfenhaus to Young, no run, waits for the ball and dabs it away towards gully again.
Over 96.4: Hilfenhaus to Young, no run, steps forward and leaves outside the off stump.
Over 96.3: Hilfenhaus to Young, no run, on the crease again and defends into the gully.
Over 96.2: Hilfenhaus to Young, no run, dabs at the ball close to off stump and beaten.
Over 96.1: Hilfenhaus to Young, no run, steps forward and defends to the off-side.
96th Over
Over 95.6: Cutting to Brownlie, FOUR, stands at the crease and crunches a cut shot away through point to the fence. NZ 5/434 (Brownlie 37, Young 7).
Over 95.5: Cutting to Brownlie, no run, pushes at a fuller ball and edges it back onto the pad.
Over 95.4: Cutting to Brownlie, FOUR, short ball sits up and Brownlie pulls it away through backward square leg.
Over 95.3: Cutting to Brownlie, no run, on the crease and defends down into the gully.
Over 95.2: Cutting to Brownlie, no run, defends firmly with a drive to mid off.
Over 95.1: Cutting to Young, one run, back in the crease and drops the ball towards Warner at cover. They take him on and steal the quick single.
95th Over
96th Over: Ben Cutting (1/47) back on for a bowl at the Crosby Rd end, replacing Pattinson.
Over 94.6: Hilfenhaus to Brownlie, no run, defends off the back foot into the covers. NZ 5/425 (Brownlie 29, Young 6).
Over 94.5: Hilfenhaus to Brownlie, no run, on the crease and defends away to Cowan at point.
Over 94.4: Hilfenhaus to Brownlie, no run, back in the crease and defends to the off-side.
Over 94.3: Hilfenhaus to Brownlie, FOUR, short again and pulled away along the ground through midwicket to the fence.
Over 94.2: Hilfenhaus to Brownlie, no run, ducks down to avoid a quick short ball.
Over 94.1: Hilfenhaus to Young, leg bye, worked away off the thigh pad behind square.
94th Over
Over 93.6: Pattinson to Brownlie, FOUR, on the back foot and punches the ball harder through cover to the boundary. NZ 5/420 (Brownlie 25, Young 6).
Over 93.5: Pattinson to Young, one run, short ball has Young attempted a hook shot but the ball rolls slowly away to the leg-side.
Over 93.4: Pattinson to Young, no run, steps forward and defends away to backward point.
Over 93.3: Pattinson to Brownlie, one run, on the back foot and punches a single into the cover gap.
Over 93.2: Pattinson to Brownlie, no run, ducks under another short ball. This one was more on an off stump line.
Over 93.1: Pattinson to Brownlie, no run, ducks underneath a short ball pushed down the leg side.
93rd Over
Over 92.6: Hilfenhaus to Young, no run, on the crease and defends to the off-side to end the over.
Over 92.5: Hilfenhaus to Young, no run, on the front foot and defends the ball away to the off-side.
Over 92.4: Hilfenhaus to Young, no run, shuffles across and defends the ball away towards midwicket.
Over 92.3: Hilfenhaus to Young, no run, on the crease and defends to the off-side.
Over 92.2: Hilfenhaus to Young, no run, steps forward down the pitch and defends to the off-side.
Over 92.1: Hilfenhaus to Young, no run, two slips and a gully as well for Young who is defending to midwicket.
92nd Over
Over 91.6: Pattinson to Brownlie, no run, on the crease and defends down to Warner at mid off. Maiden over, NZ 5/414 (Brownlie 20, Young 5).
Over 91.5: Pattinson to Brownlie, no run, ducks underneath a short ball.
Over 91.4: Pattinson to Brownlie, no run, moves back in the crease and defends to the off-side.
Over 91.3: Pattinson to Brownlie, no run, up on his toes and defends towards point.
Over 91.2: Pattinson to Brownlie, no run, on the crease and leaves outside the off stump.
Over 91.1: Pattinson to Brownlie, no run, two slips and a gully in place as Brownlie drives to extra cover.
91st Over
92nd Over: Ben Hilfenhaus (1/16) bowling at the Albion Park end in place of Maddinson.
Welcome back for the final session of this match. There's 18 overs to bowl before the final hour of 15 overs, but the match could be called off before that point. James Pattinson (0/25) set to bowl with the NEW BALL.
Jesse Ryder's 16 sixes today equals Andrew Symonds' record for most sixes hit in an innings in a First Class match.
TEA Day 4: New Zealand 5/414 (Ryder 175, Taylor 138, Brownlie 20*, Young 5*) & 423 (McCullum 146, Bracewell 73*, Pattinson 4/96) lead Australia A 395 (Cowan 145, Warner 65, Bracewell 4/87) by 442 runs with 32 overs remaining. Back on at 3pm.
Ross Taylor was brilliant for his century but Jesse Ryder was just downright brutal for his 175, smashing everything. He has cashed in today in dream batting conditions.
This game really just plugging away with New Zealand plundering 200 runs in the session while Australia A have given their paceman just one spell each today.
Over 90.6: Maddinson to Young, no run, stretches forward and defends to the off-side. That ends a whirlwind session for the Black Caps as we take Tea.
Over 90.5: Maddinson to Young, no run, ignores another flat ball wide of off stump.
Over 90.4: Maddinson to Young, no run, leaves a quicker ball outside the off stump.
Over 90.3: Maddinson to Young, FOUR, full toss pulled away to deep backward square leg. The ball spins sharply past the man in the deep.
Over 90.2: Maddinson to Young, no run, gets forward and defends to the off-side.
Over 90.1: Maddinson to Young, no run, steps forward and defends back down the pitch.
90th Over
Over 89.6: Beer to Brownlie, no run, shuffles across and defends to the leg-side. NZ 5/410 (Brownlie 20, Young 1).
Over 89.5: Beer to Brownlie, no run, gets forward and defends to the off-side.
Over 89.4: Beer to Brownlie, no run, on the crease and punches the ball to the off-side.
Over 89.3: Beer to Brownlie, no run, gets across and defends towards square leg.
Over 89.2: Beer to Young, one run, gets across and turns a single towards fine leg.
Over 89.1: Beer to Brownlie, one run, turned away off the pads for a single to deep square leg.
89th Over
90th Over: Michael Beer (1/115) back at the Crosby Rd end, replacing Cowan.
Over 88.6: Maddinson to Young, no run, steps forward and defends to the off-side. NZ 5/408 (Brownlie 19, Young 0).
J.Ryder - c:Cowan b:Maddinson 175 (137 balls, 200 minutes). FOW 5/408 (88.5), 5th wicket partnership (Ryder/Brownlie) of 122 runs. The new batsman is Reece Young.
Over 88.5: Maddinson to Ryder, no run, OUT, gets back to whip the ball away and he's picked out Cowan at square leg. That ends a brilliant, entertaining innings from Ryder. A massive 16 sixes, NZ 5/408
Over 88.4: Maddinson to Ryder, no run, attempts another big slog sweep and gets an edge onto the pad.
Over 88.3: Maddinson to Brownlie, one run, gets forward and defends into the cover gap for a single.
Over 88.2: Maddinson to Brownlie, no run, misses a full ball down the leg side.
Over 88.1: Maddinson to Brownlie, FOUR, and now Brownlie joins the party by slapping a drive through wide mid off.
88th Over
Over 87.6: Cowan to Ryder, SIX, and there he goes again over wide mid on for yet another six!! It's over wide mid on for a massive 28 off the over! NZ 4/403 (Ryder 175, Brownlie 14).
Over 87.5: Cowan to Ryder, SIX, swipes the ball away hard and high over deep backward square leg. This is a carve up by Ryder!
Over 87.4: Cowan to Ryder, FOUR, smashes a drive straight back down the ground for a boundary.
Ryder & Brownlie 100 runs partnership off 100 balls in 68 minutes.
Over 87.3: Cowan to Ryder, SIX, and there goes another one high over forward square leg this time!
Over 87.2: Cowan to Ryder, no run, smashes the ball straight to mid on.
Jesse Ryder 153 runs off 129 balls in 184 minutes wiith 10 Fours and 13 Sixes.
Over 87.1: Cowan to Ryder, SIX, picks the ball up and lifts it miles over midwicket onto that top oval again for his 150!!
87th Over
Over 86.6: Maddinson to Brownlie, no run, misses out on a ball fired down the leg side. NZ 4/375 (Ryder 147, Brownlie 14).
Over 86.5: Maddinson to Brownlie, no run, slaps a drive past extra cover to mid off.
Over 86.4: Maddinson to Brownlie, no run, around the wicket and Brownlie turns the ball to midwicket.
Over 86.3: Maddinson to Brownlie, no run, gets across and defends to the off-side.
Over 86.2: Maddinson to Ryder, one run, pushes a drive down the ground to long off.
Over 86.1: Maddinson to Ryder, no run, gets forward and defends to the leg-side. Maddinson is bowling left arm spin.
86th Over
87th Over: Nic Maddinson on now, so everyone getting a bowl. He replaces Smith at the Albion Park end.
Over 85.6: Cowan to Brownlie, no run, shuffles across and defends back down the pitch to the leg-side. NZ 4/374 (Ryder 146, Brownlie 14).
Over 85.5: Cowan to Brownlie, no run, drives hard but straight to extra cover.
Over 85.4: Cowan to Brownlie, no run, stands at the crease and punches the ball away to mid off.
Over 85.3: Cowan to Brownlie, no run, defends with an easy drive to the off-side.
Over 85.2: Cowan to Ryder, one run, eased away off the pads for a single behind square.
Over 85.1: Cowan to Brownlie, one run, strokes a drive into the covers for a single.
85th Over
86th Over: Ed Cowan coming on to bowl some medium pace at the Crosby Rd end, replacing Warner.
Over 84.6: Smith to Ryder, SIX, wow, that ball landed in Smith's half of the pitch and Ryder has sent it back to New Zealand! That ball has gone a long way over deep wide long on for a huge hit! NZ 4/372 (Ryder 145, Brownlie 13).
Over 84.5: Smith to Ryder, SIX, another short ball and he won't miss out this time! That ball's on the roof of the Queensland Cricket building at deep midwicket!
Over 84.4: Smith to Ryder, no run, winds up and belts the ball straight to midwicket.
Over 84.3: Smith to Ryder, no run, APPEAL, the Australians think they have a catch at slip. Ryder attempted a pull shot and the ball bobbled up, Umpire Fry says off the leg.
Over 84.2: Smith to Brownlie, one run, chopped the ball away through the covers for a single.
Over 84.1: Smith to Brownlie, no run, gets forward and defends to the off-side.
84th Over
Over 83.6: Warner to Ryder, no run, clubs a drive straight to the man at cover. NZ 4/359 (Ryder 133, Brownlie 12).
Over 83.5: Warner to Ryder, FOUR, short ball dragged down and helped away with a flick through square leg.
Over 83.4: Warner to Ryder, FOUR, reaches outside off stump and strokes a drive along the ground through wide mid off.
Over 83.3: Warner to Ryder, no run, gets forward and defends to the leg-side.
Over 83.2: Warner to Brownlie, one run, chips a drive in the air but well short of mid on and a wild, unnecessary throw gives away a single.
Over 83.1: Warner to Ryder, one run, works the ball away off the body through the gap at midwicket.
83rd Over
Over 82.6: Smith to Brownlie, no run, on the crease and defends around his feet. NZ 4/349 (Ryder 124, Brownlie 11).
Over 82.5: Smith to Brownlie, two runs, gets back and punches the ball past Smith for a couple more.
Over 82.4: Smith to Ryder, bye, short ball fired down the leg side and it misses everyone, tough one for the keeper.
Over 82.3: Smith to Ryder, no run, pushes a drive back past the bowler to mid off.
Over 82.2: Smith to Brownlie, one run, drives hard back past the bowler and a dive from Cutting knocks the ball away to Pattinson at mid off.
Over 82.1: Smith to Brownlie, no run, well forward and defends down towards gully.
82nd Over
Over 81.6: Warner to Brownlie, one run, worked away off the hip for a single to deep square leg. NZ 4/345 (Ryder 124, Brownlie 8).
Over 81.5: Warner to Brownlie, no run, attempts a leg spinner this time and Brownlie defends from the crease.
Over 81.4: Warner to Ryder, one run, eases a low full toss along the ground to long off.
Over 81.3: Warner to Ryder, no run, misses a full ball fired down the leg side.
Over 81.2: Warner to Ryder, no run, whipped away hard but straight to Cutting at midwicket.
Over 81.1: Warner to Ryder, two runs, punched away off the back foot wide of long off.
81st Over
Over 80.6: Smith to Brownlie, no run, turned off the hip straight to short fine leg to end a maiden over. NZ 4/341 (Ryder 121, Brownlie 7).
Over 80.5: Smith to Brownlie, no run, reaches for a drive outside off stump and misses.
Over 80.4: Smith to Brownlie, no run, on the back foot this time and plays back to the bowler.
Over 80.3: Smith to Brownlie, no run, steps forward and defends back alongside the pitch.
Over 80.2: Smith to Brownlie, no run, chopped away off the stumps to extra cover.
Over 80.1: Smith to Brownlie, no run, gets forward and drives along the ground straight to mid on.
80th Over
81st Over: Steve Smith (0/79) back in place of Beer at the Albion Park end - Australia A have only used their two main spinners at this end today, no pace at all.
Over 79.6: Warner to Ryder, no run, punched off the back foot straight to mid off to end the over. NZ 4/341 (Ryder 121, Brownlie 7).
Over 79.5: Warner to Ryder, no run, cuts the ball late but straight to backward point.
Over 79.4: Warner to Ryder, no run, shortish ball clubbed straight back to the bowler.
Over 79.3: Warner to Ryder, two runs, gets back and cuts it away hard through cover.
Ryder & Brownlie 50 run partnership off 51 balls in 40 minutes.
Over 79.2: Warner to Ryder, SIX, drops to a knee and whacks another six!! This is all so easy for Ryder, his 10th six today, this one over wide mid off.
Over 79.1: Warner to Ryder, no run, tries to defend a quicker ball and it pops away off the pad.
79th Over
Over 78.6: Beer to Ryder, one run, flicked off the pads to deep midwicket for another single. NZ 4/333 (Ryder 113, Brownlie 7).
Over 78.5: Beer to Ryder, no run, pushes a drive away to extra cover.
Over 78.4: Beer to Ryder, SIX, launched away high over midwicket and the catch is taken by Smith. Problem was he was a few metres behind the rope!
Over 78.3: Beer to Ryder, no run, shuffles across and defends with a flick to midwicket.
Over 78.2: Beer to Brownlie, one run, waits in the crease and knocks the ball through cover.
Over 78.1: Beer to Ryder, one run, around the wicket and Ryder works an easy single to deep midwicket.
78th Over
Over 77.6: Warner to Ryder, one run, drives for a third time this over down to long off. NZ doing it easily, 4/324 (Ryder 105, Brownlie 6).
Over 77.5: Warner to Brownlie, one run, shorter ball worked forward of square for a single.
Over 77.4: Warner to Brownlie, no run, plays the ball with a drive to extra cover.
Over 77.3: Warner to Ryder, one run, slaps a hard drive away to long off for another run.
Over 77.2: Warner to Brownlie, one run, he's bowling off spinners and Brownlie is punching off the back foot to long off.
Over 77.1: Warner to Ryder, one run, around the wicket with a quick low full toss and Ryder eases a single to long off.
77th Over
78th Over: David Warner coming into the attack for the first time, replacing Starc at the Crosby Rd end.
Over 76.6: Beer to Brownlie, two runs, chopped away to deep point for another couple of runs. NZ 4/319 (Ryder 102, Brownlie 4).
Over 76.5: Beer to Ryder, one run, worked away into the big gap forward of square leg for another easy run.
Over 76.4: Beer to Ryder, no run, steps forward and defends back to the bowler.
Over 76.3: Beer to Brownlie, one run, knocked away off the hip for a quick single behind square.
Over 76.2: Beer to Ryder, one run, worked away easily off the pads to deep square leg.
Over 76.1: Beer to Ryder, no run, nudges the ball away to the leg-side.
76th Over
Over 75.6: Starc to Brownlie, no run, ducks down to avoid another short ball and that ends the over. NZ 4/314 (Ryder 100, Brownlie 1).
Over 75.5: Starc to Brownlie, no run, on the crease and defends to the off-side.
Over 75.4: Starc to Brownlie, no run, ignores a short ball angled across him to the slip.
Over 75.3: Starc to Brownlie, no run, up on his toes and defends to backward point.
Jesse Ryder 100 runs off 92 balls in 141 minutes with 8 Fours and 8 Sixes! This is his 10th First Class century.
Over 75.2: Starc to Ryder, one run, short ball hooked away to deep midwicket and that brings up a very entertaining century!
Over 75.1: Starc to Ryder, no run, the field is fairly deep and Ryder is ducking a short ball outside off stump.
75th Over
Drinks: New Zealand 4/313 with Ryder on 99 and Brownlie on 1, leading by 341 runs. There's a maximum of 48 overs left, so remains to be seen if the tourists want to bowl or not today.
Over 74.6: Beer to Ryder, one run, down the pitch and swings the ball with an inside edge to deep square leg. He goes to 99 as we take Drinks.
Over 74.5: Beer to Ryder, no run, pushes a fuller ball away to Bailey at midwicket.
Over 74.4: Beer to Ryder, SIX, down the pitch and hammers the ball high over midwicket and it just carries over the rope, Ryder to 98.
Over 74.3: Beer to Ryder, no run, turned off the hip straight to short fine leg.
Over 74.2: Beer to Brownlie, one run, turned away off the hip for a single behind square.
Over 74.1: Beer to Brownlie, no run, around the wicket to Brownlie who steps back and defends.
74th Over
Over 73.6: Starc to Ryder, FOUR, short ball sits up and is hammered away with a pull shot along the ground through midwicket. NZ 4/305 (Ryder 92, Brownlie 0).
Over 73.5: Starc to Ryder, no run, drives from the crease but can't beat Bailey diving to his left at cover.
Over 73.4: Starc to Ryder, no run, jams an attempted yorker back down the pitch to the bowler.
Over 73.3: Starc to Brownlie, bye, ducks underneath a short ball and it's landed short of Wade before being fumbled away.
Over 73.2: Starc to Brownlie, no run, back in the crease and defends to the off-side.
Over 73.1: Starc to Brownlie, no run, whips a ball off the stumps straight to midwicket.
73rd Over
New Zealand 300 runs off 441 balls in 302 minutes.
Over 72.6: Beer to Ryder, SIX, they finally found the ball and now Ryder's hit it back to the same spot!! Into the carpark behind Beer again! NZ 4/300 (Ryder 88, Brownlie 0).
Over 72.5: Beer to Ryder, SIX, down the track and launches the ball straight back over Beer's head and into the carpark again!
Over 72.4: Beer to Ryder, no run, misses a ball spinning down the leg side.
Over 72.3: Beer to Ryder, no run, turned off the hip but straight to Maddinson at short fine leg.
Over 72.2: Beer to Ryder, no run, down the pitch and drives back to the bowler.
Over 72.1: Beer to Ryder, no run, on the crease and defends back alongside the pitch.
72nd Over
Over 71.6: Starc to Brownlie, no run, drops low to avoid a short ball that doesn't quite bounce as high as expected, maiden over. NZ 4/288 (Ryder 76, Brownlie 0).
Over 71.5: Starc to Brownlie, no run, steps forward and defends with the bat and pad to the leg-side.
Over 71.4: Starc to Brownlie, no run, shuffles across and lets the ball pass through to the keeper.
Over 71.3: Starc to Brownlie, no run, on the crease and leaves the ball outside off stump.
Over 71.2: Starc to Brownlie, no run, shuffles across and leaves outside the off stump.
Over 71.1: Starc to Brownlie, no run, steps forward and leaves outside the off stump.
71st Over
That was a brilliant catch in the deep from Starc. A running, full length dive to a ball that had hung very high for quite a while.
Over 70.6: Beer to Ryder, two runs, flicks the ball away off the hip for a couple. NZ 4/288 (Ryder 76, Brownlie 0).
R.Taylor - c:Starc b:Beer 138 (171 balls, 225 minutes). FOW 4/286 (70.5), 4th wicket partnership (Taylor/Ryder) of 160 runs. The new batsman is Dean Brownlie.
Over 70.5: Beer to Taylor, no run, OUT, plants the front foot for a big slog sweep but he's top edged it. Starc from deep backward square leg races to his left before having to dive full length. He's held on to a special catch to break the stand!
Over 70.4: Beer to Taylor, FOUR, right back in the crease and cuts the ball hard through backward point.
Over 70.3: Beer to Taylor, no run, flicks a drive away but straight to mid on.
Over 70.2: Beer to Taylor, no run, punches the ball from the crease to extra cover.
Over 70.1: Beer to Taylor, no run, silly point in as Taylor leaves a flat ball outside off stump.
70th Over
Over 69.6: Starc to Ryder, no run, punches a drive straight to extra cover. NZ 3/282 (Taylor 134, Ryder 74).
Over 69.5: Starc to Ryder, SIX, stands at the crease and whacks the ball high over midwicket! It's disappeared onto the top oval for yet another six!
Taylor & Ryder 150 run partnership (4th wicket) off 158 balls in 112 minutes.
Over 69.4: Starc to Ryder, FOUR, steps forward and drives the ball away through wide mid off to the fence.
Over 69.3: Starc to Ryder, no run, punches a drive just wide of mid off but it's gone too quickly to allow a run.
Over 69.2: Starc to Ryder, no run, APPEAL, half a shout for lbw as Ryder misses a flick through square leg but Umpire Reiffel isn't interested.
Over 69.1: Starc to Taylor, one run, dabs the ball from the crease through point for an easy single.
69th Over
Over 68.6: Beer to Ryder, FOUR, down the pitch and lofts the ball high over wide mid on. It's between two fielders and reaches the rope. NZ 3/271 (Taylor 133, Ryder 64).
Over 68.5: Beer to Ryder, no run, shuffles across and defends on the bounce to short leg.
Over 68.4: Beer to Ryder, no run, on the crease and defends softly back to the bowler.
Over 68.3: Beer to Ryder, two runs, turned away off the hip for a couple to fine leg.
Over 68.2: Beer to Ryder, no run, stretches forward and defends to the bowler.
Over 68.1: Beer to Ryder, no run, drives hard but straight back to the bowler.
68th Over
69th Over: Michael Beer (0/69) into the attack again at the Albion Park end replacing Smith.
Over 67.6: Starc to Taylor, no run, ducks under a short ball to end the over. NZ 3/265 (Taylor 133, Ryder 58).
Over 67.5: Starc to Ryder, one run, attempts to drive and gets an inside edge past the stumps for a single.
Over 67.4: Starc to Ryder, no run, on the crease and defends to the off-side.
Over 67.3: Starc to Taylor, one run, another short ball and Taylor cuts it for an easy single to deep point.
Over 67.2: Starc to Taylor, no run, rides a short ball down to Warner fielding in the cover area.
Over 67.1: Starc to Taylor, no run, stands at the crease and punches the ball straight to mid off.
67th Over
Over 66.6: Smith to Ryder, FOUR, takes one step forward and eases a drive away through the cover gap. NZ 3/263 (Taylor 132, Ryder 57).
Over 66.5: Smith to Taylor, one run, cuts hard straight to Hilfenhaus again but this one has gone through his legs. The sweeper runs around below us to clean it up.
Over 66.4: Smith to Taylor, no run, mis-times a cut shot down to Hilfenhaus at backward point.
Over 66.3: Smith to Taylor, two runs, another short ball and this time Taylor is running it away through the gully.
Over 66.2: Smith to Taylor, SIX, short ball pulled flat and hard over midwicket and into the fence.
Over 66.1: Smith to Ryder, one run, knocked away off the back foot through backward point.
66th Over
Over 65.6: Starc to Taylor, FOUR, gets forward and drives wonderfully well through extra cover. NZ 3/249 (Taylor 123, Ryder 52).
Over 65.5: Starc to Taylor, no run, up on his toes and defends a short ball away to the leg-side.
Over 65.4: Starc to Taylor, no run, drives back on the bounce to the bowler.
Over 65.3: Starc to Taylor, no run, fends a short ball at his body down towards square leg.
Over 65.2: Starc to Taylor, no run, on the front foot and leaves outside the off stump.
Over 65.1: Starc to Taylor, no run, there's a very wide slip and regulation gully as Taylor drives to mid off.
65th Over
Over 64.6: Smith to Ryder, no run, they've found the original ball now and Ryder defends around his feet. NZ 3/245 (Taylor 119, Ryder 52).
They've lost that ball in the carpark somewhere so the umpires are going to come looking for a different one.
Jesse Ryder 52 runs off 60 balls in 89 minutes with 4 Fours and 4 Sixes.
Over 64.5: Smith to Ryder, SIX, down the pitch and that one's out of the ground for his 50!! Big shot over long on and into the carpark.
Over 64.4: Smith to Ryder, no run, defends on the bounce to short leg.
Over 64.3: Smith to Taylor, one run, slaps a drive straight through Bailey at extra cover for a single.
Over 64.2: Smith to Ryder, one run, works the ball away through the midwicket gap for a single.
Over 64.1: Smith to Ryder, no run, back foot and mis-times a cut shot away to the off-side.
64th Over
Over 63.6: Starc to Taylor, no run, shuffles across to defend and it beats the inside edge. NZ 3/237 (Taylor 118, Ryder 45).
Over 63.5: Starc to Ryder, one run, drives along the ground to deep point.
Over 63.4: Starc to Ryder, FOUR, forward and drives nicely away through the big gap at cover.
Over 63.3: Starc to Ryder, no run, on the back foot and misses a cut shot outside off stump.
Over 63.2: Starc to Ryder, FOUR, and there goes Ryder standing and delivering a club away through midwicket.
Over 63.1: Starc to Ryder, no run, gets forward and pushes a drive back past the bowler.
63rd Over
64th Over: Here's Mitchell Starc (1/9) for the first time today at the Crosby Rd end.
Taylor & Ryder 102 run partnership (4th wicket) off 118 balls in 81 minutes.
Over 62.6: Smith to Taylor, SIX, drops to a knee and slog sweeps the ball flat over square leg for another maximum!! NZ 3/228 (Taylor 118, Ryder 36).
Over 62.5: Smith to Taylor, SIX, short ball sits up and it's whacked away over midwicket. It carries just over the rope.
Over 62.4: Smith to Taylor, no run, well forward and defends back past the bowler to mid on.
Over 62.3: Smith to Ryder, one run, short leg in as well as Ryder drives away through backward point.
Over 62.2: Smith to Taylor, one run, steps out and drives to wide mid off for a single.
Over 62.1: Smith to Taylor, no run, just a lone slip in catching as Taylor steps forward and defends.
62nd Over
Welcome back to Allan Border Field where New Zealand are on top. They lead by 242 runs with 46 overs left today before 15 in the final hour. Steve Smith (0/43) to resume the bowling.
LUNCH Day 4: New Zealand 3/214 (Taylor 105*, Ryder 35*, Guptill 47, Starc 1/9) & 423 (McCullum 146, Bracewell 73*, Pattinson 4/96) lead Australia A 395 (Cowan 145, Warner 65, Wade 53, Bracewell 4/87) by 242 runs. Play resumes at 12:40pm.
Australia have worked hard in the field and maybe been a little bit unlucky. A few shots have been just out of reach of the fielders. Mitchell Starc has been on the field but hasn't bowled yet today.
A good session for the batsmen again with very little in the pitch to trouble them. Taylor has played very well for his century while Ryder has been aggressive on anything loose.
Over 61.6: Beer to Ryder, no run, well forward and defends back to the bowler to end the over and take us to Lunch on Day 4.
Over 61.5: Beer to Taylor, one run, knocked away off the pads for an easy single behind square.
Over 61.4: Beer to Ryder, one run, gets back and cuts a flat ball hard through point.
Over 61.3: Beer to Ryder, no run, stretches forward and defends to the off-side.
Over 61.2: Beer to Taylor, three runs, turns the ball away very fine past the keeper and down towards the boundary.
Ross Taylor 101 runs off 142 balls in 183 minutes with 9 Fours and 4 Sixes. This is his 11th First Class hundred.
Over 61.1: Beer to Taylor, FOUR, back to a short ball and cuts the ball hard through extra cover. That brings up a very good century from Ross Taylor!
61st Over
Over 60.6: Smith to Ryder, no run, shuffles across and defends back to the bowler. NZ 3/205 (Taylor 97, Ryder 34).
Over 60.5: Smith to Ryder, no run, well forward and defends to the off-side.
Over 60.4: Smith to Taylor, one run, gets back and cuts the ball away through the covers.
Over 60.3: Smith to Taylor, no run, drives on the walk straight to extra cover.
New Zealand 204 runs off 365 balls in 245 minutes.
Over 60.2: Smith to Taylor, SIX, short ball dispatched high over fine leg. A bad ball and it got the treatment.
Over 60.1: Smith to Taylor, no run, stretches forward and defends to the off-side.
60th Over
Over 59.6: Beer to Ryder, no run, back deep in the crease and defends to the leg-side. NZ 3/198 (Taylor 90, Ryder 34).
Over 59.5: Beer to Ryder, no run, gets forward and defends back down the pitch.
Over 59.4: Beer to Taylor, one run, drives along the ground to mid off. He is fairly deep so that's an easy run.
Over 59.3: Beer to Taylor, no run, well forward and defends to the off-side.
Over 59.2: Beer to Ryder, one run, pushes with a drive through the covers for another single.
Over 59.1: Beer to Taylor, one run, around the wicket and Taylor knocks a single through cover point.
59th Over
Over 58.6: Smith to Ryder, no run, defends from the crease back down the pitch. NZ 3/195 (Taylor 88, Ryder 33).
Over 58.5: Smith to Ryder, two runs, drives hard outside off stump and gets a thick edge past slip.
Over 58.4: Smith to Ryder, SIX, takes a step down the pitch and that one's gone!! Big, big hit straight down the ground and into the carpark somewhere!
Over 58.3: Smith to Ryder, no run, defends down on the bounce to Maddinson in close.
Over 58.2: Smith to Ryder, no run, stretches forward and defends to short leg.
Over 58.1: Smith to Taylor, one run, on the crease and turns a single to backward square leg.
58th Over
Over 57.6: Beer to Ryder, no run, well forward and defends to the leg-side. NZ 3/186 (Taylor 87, Ryder 25).
Over 57.5: Beer to Ryder, no run, down the pitch and hammers the ball straight to mid on.
Over 57.4: Beer to Ryder, no run, drops the ball down defensively to the leg-side.
Over 57.3: Beer to Taylor, one run, right back in the crease and turns it down to fine leg.
Over 57.2: Beer to Taylor, no run, back for a flatter ball and dabs it to backward point.
Over 57.1: Beer to Taylor, no run, around the wicket and Taylor defends to the off-side.
57th Over
58th Over: Michael Beer (0/56) back on at the Crosby Rd end, replacing Cutting.
Over 56.6: Smith to Ryder, SIX, there goes Ryder with the slog sweep away over wide long on and way back over the fence! NZ 3/185 (Taylor 86, Ryder 25).
Over 56.5: Smith to Taylor, one run, knocks the ball from the crease through the gully area for a single.
Over 56.4: Smith to Taylor, no run, drives with an inside edge away to the leg-side.
Taylor & Ryder 50 run partnership (4th wicket) off 79 balls in 58 minutes.
Over 56.3: Smith to Taylor, FOUR, sweeps the ball away hard along the ground and it races to the fine leg boundary.
Over 56.2: Smith to Taylor, no run, drives a full toss straight to mid off.
Over 56.1: Smith to Taylor, no run, plays the ball with bat and pad to the leg-side.
56th Over
Over 55.6: Cutting to Ryder, no run, misses a short ball with his attempted hook shot. NZ 3/174 (Taylor 81, Ryder 19).
Over 55.5: Cutting to Taylor, one run, flicked away off the pads to deep backward square leg.
Over 55.4: Cutting to Taylor, no run, steps forward and defends away to mid off.
Over 55.3: Cutting to Taylor, no run, on the crease and defends again down to mid off.
Over 55.2: Cutting to Taylor, no run, drives firmly past the bowler but straight to mid on.
Over 55.1: Cutting to Taylor, no run, gets forward and defends back past the bowler to mid off.
Over 55.1: Cutting to Taylor, (no ball) FOUR, cuts from the crease and slices the ball just over the head of Maddinson in the gully. Cutting is bowling well without a lot of luck today.
55th Over
Over 54.6: Smith to Ryder, no run, short ball down the leg side and Ryder misses with his flick. NZ 3/168 (Taylor 76, Ryder 19).
Over 54.5: Smith to Ryder, no run, down the pitch and defends to extra cover.
Over 54.4: Smith to Taylor, one run, short ball helped away down to fine leg. The man out there does well running around the rope.
Over 54.3: Smith to Taylor, no run, gets forward and defends back alongside the pitch.
Over 54.2: Smith to Taylor, no run, drives hard again but straight to extra cover.
Over 54.1: Smith to Taylor, no run, strokes a drive away to the fielder at mid off.
54th Over
Over 53.6: Cutting to Taylor, one run, on the crease and knocks a quick single into the gap at midwicket. NZ 3/167 (Taylor 75, Ryder 19).
Over 53.5: Cutting to Taylor, no run, defends with a firm drive down the ground to mid off.
Over 53.4: Cutting to Taylor, no run, gets forward and defends to point.
Over 53.3: Cutting to Taylor, no run, gets forward and leaves outside the off stump.
Over 53.2: Cutting to Taylor, FOUR, fends a lifting ball down between the keeper and slip. It's Cowan there and he's slightly wide, neither went for it.
Over 53.1: Cutting to Taylor, two runs, gets forward on the crease and defends into the cover gap. There's an over-throw, so they get a second.
53rd Over
Over 52.6: Smith to Ryder, no run, full toss flicked along the ground straight to mid on. Maiden over, NZ 3/160 (Taylor 68, Ryder 19).
Over 52.5: Smith to Ryder, no run, defends a fuller ball straight back to the bowler.
Over 52.4: Smith to Ryder, no run, takes a step down the pitch and drives to mid off.
Over 52.3: Smith to Ryder, no run, flicked straighter this time but away to Beer at mid on.
Over 52.2: Smith to Ryder, no run, flicks a low full toss away but can't beat Bailey at midwicket.
Over 52.1: Smith to Ryder, no run, back in the crease and defends to the off-side.
52nd Over
Over 51.6: Cutting to Taylor, no run, short ball beats Taylor as he attempts a hook shot. Maiden over, NZ 3/160 (Taylor 68, Ryder 19).
Over 51.5: Cutting to Taylor, no run, mis-times a drive away to the off-side and the ball is gathered by Bailey.
Over 51.4: Cutting to Taylor, no run, across the crease and defends back to the bowler.
Over 51.3: Cutting to Taylor, no run, tries to glide a short ball down to third man but it gets big on him and passes over the bat.
Over 51.2: Cutting to Taylor, no run, well forward and defends back down the pitch.
Over 51.1: Cutting to Taylor, no run, gets across and defends to the leg-side. There's two catching midwickets in place.
51st Over
Over 50.6: Smith to Ryder, no run, defends from the crease away to the leg-side. NZ 3/160 (Taylor 68, Ryder 19), leading by 188 runs.
Over 50.5: Smith to Taylor, one run, pushes the ball softly to cover point and they take a quick single.
Over 50.4: Smith to Taylor, no run, on the walk and drives to mid on.
Over 50.3: Smith to Taylor, no run, APPEAL, huge shout for a catch then a stumping as Taylor was drawn forward to defend and missed it. He dragged the back foot but beat Wade back. Umpire Fry denies the catch, Reiffel the stumping.
Over 50.2: Smith to Ryder, one run, pushes the ball away to mid off and they take a quick single.
Over 50.1: Smith to Ryder, no run, leans on the ball and works it straight to mid on.
50th Over
Over 49.6: Cutting to Taylor, no run, defends with a firm drive down to mid off. NZ 3/158 (Taylor 67, Ryder 18).
Over 49.5: Cutting to Taylor, no run, ducks underneath a short ball.
Over 49.4: Cutting to Taylor, FOUR, drops to a knee and plays a classic cover drive away to the boundary.
Over 49.3: Cutting to Taylor, no run, shuffles across and defends to the leg-side.
Over 49.2: Cutting to Taylor, two runs, lovely shot from Taylor who leans on the ball and flicks the ball through midwicket.
Over 49.1: Cutting to Taylor, no run, gets well forward and defends to the leg-side.
49th Over
Over 48.6: Smith to Ryder, two runs, short ball worked away behind square for a couple. NZ 3/152 (Taylor 61, Ryder 18).
Over 48.5: Smith to Ryder, no run, flicked in the air towards short leg but he can only get a foot to it.
Over 48.4: Smith to Ryder, no run, well forward and defends back to the bowler.
Over 48.3: Smith to Taylor, one run, winds up for a big sweep and top edges it behind him. Cowan runs back from slip but can't get there.
Over 48.2: Smith to Taylor, no run, gets across and defends to the off-side.
Over 48.1: Smith to Taylor, no run, slip and a short leg in as Taylor is well forward to defend.
48th Over
49th Over: Steve Smith (0/10) replacing Beer at the Albion Park end.
Over 47.6: Cutting to Ryder, no run, short ball and Ryder ducks into it to take the shot on the side of his helmet. Nasty ball from Cutting, NZ 3/149 (Taylor 60, Ryder 16).
Over 47.5: Cutting to Ryder, no run, on the crease and defends to the leg-side.
Over 47.4: Cutting to Ryder, no run, flicked away off the stumps but straight to midwicket.
Over 47.3: Cutting to Taylor, one run, drives with an inside edge through the square leg area.
Over 47.2: Cutting to Taylor, two runs, clipped away off the pads easily for a couple of runs through square leg.
Over 47.1: Cutting to Taylor, no run, up on his toes and defends to the off-side.
47th Over
Over 46.6: Beer to Ryder, FOUR, back in the crease and cuts hard forward of point to the boundary. NZ 3/146 (Taylor 57, Ryder 16).
Over 46.5: Beer to Ryder, no run, shuffles across and flicks the ball to mid on.
Over 46.4: Beer to Ryder, SIX, steps across and flicks the ball away high over midwicket and over the fence! It hits the netting protecting the Queensland Cricket offices!
Over 46.3: Beer to Ryder, no run, pushes the ball away to the off-side.
Over 46.2: Beer to Taylor, one run, waits deep in the crease and knocks a single away to third man.
Over 46.1: Beer to Taylor, no run, well forward and defends to the leg-side.
46th Over
Over 45.6: Cutting to Ryder, FOUR, rocks back and thumps a cut shot through the gap at cover for a boundary. NZ 3/135 (Taylor 56, Ryder 6).
Over 45.5: Cutting to Ryder, no run, well forward and defends past the bowler to mid off.
Over 45.4: Cutting to Ryder, no ball, leaves a shorter ball pushed down the leg side.
Over 45.4: Cutting to Ryder, no run, on the front foot and defends firmly down to mid off.
Over 45.3: Cutting to Ryder, no run, gets forward and defends back past the bowler to mid off.
Over 45.2: Cutting to Ryder, no run, mis-times a drive down to mid off.
Over 45.1: Cutting to Taylor, one run, a slip, gully and two short covers as Taylor turns a single away to fine leg.
45th Over
46th Over: Ben Cutting (1/19) on now at the Crosby Rd end, replacing Hilfenhaus.
Over 44.6: Beer to Ryder, no run, plays the ball along the ground towards midwicket. NZ 3/129 (Taylor 55, Ryder 2).
Over 44.5: Beer to Ryder, two runs, flicks the ball away in the air but safely into the midwicket gap.
Over 44.4: Beer to Ryder, no run, slip, silly point and short leg in as Ryder is back in the crease to defend.
Over 44.3: Beer to Taylor, one run, steps forward and nudges a quick single to the off-side.
Over 44.2: Beer to Taylor, no run, steps forward and drives to a slipping Cutting at mid off.
Over 44.1: Beer to Taylor, no run, waits on the back foot and dabs the ball to backward point, can't beat Cowan.
44th Over
Over 43.6: Hilfenhaus to Ryder, no run, ducking underneath another short ball to end the wicket maiden. NZ 3/126 (Taylor 54, Ryder 0).
Over 43.5: Hilfenhaus to Ryder, no run, just the one slip in as Ryder is ducking a short ball.
M.Guptill - c:Wade b:Hilfenhaus 47 (141 balls, 173 minutes). FOW 3/126 (43.4), 3rd wicket partnership (Guptill/Taylor) of 78 runs. The new batsman is Jesse Ryder.
Over 43.4: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, OUT, on the crease and fends at a ball outside off stump. He gets a little edge and Wade takes the regulation catch. Good bowling from the Australians today, NZ 3/126 at Drinks.
Over 43.3: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, jams his bat down on a yorker and squeezes the ball towards mid off.
Over 43.2: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, defends from the crease to backward point.
Over 43.1: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, steps forward and defends to the off-side.
43rd Over
Over 42.6: Beer to Taylor, no run, dabs the ball late from the crease but straight to backward point. NZ 2/126 (Guptill 47, Taylor 54).
Over 42.5: Beer to Taylor, no run, drives the ball hard but straight to Bailey at extra cover.
Over 42.4: Beer to Taylor, no run, steps forward and defends softly back down the pitch.
Over 42.3: Beer to Guptill, one run, chops the ball away to deep cover.
Over 42.2: Beer to Taylor, one run, bowling around the wicket again now and Taylor is cutting away to deep cover.
Over 42.1: Beer to Taylor, no run, mis-times a drive back to the bowler who throws it back to the keeper.
42nd Over
Over 41.6: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, plays inside a lifting ball outside the off stump. NZ 2/124 (Guptill 46, Taylor 53).
Over 41.5: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, again he drops the gloves to a ball that passed close to them. It bounced again before reaching Wade.
Over 41.4: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, drops down and leaves a short ball outside off stump.
Over 41.3: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, gets across and defends the ball to the off-side.
Over 41.2: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, two runs, gets across and works the ball away through square leg.
Over 41.1: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, stands at the crease and defends back to the bowler.
41st Over
Over 40.6: Beer to Taylor, no run, on the crease and defends back to the bowler. A massive 22 off the over denting Beer's figures, NZ 2/122 (Guptill 44, Taylor 53).
Over 40.5: Beer to Taylor, no run, gets forward and defends this ball softly to the off-side.
Ross Taylor 53 runs off 75 balls in 97 minutes with 4 Fours and 3 Sixes.
Over 40.4: Beer to Taylor, SIX, there's his 50 and it's come in style!! A third six slogged away over square leg. A young fan has had plenty to do chasing those sixes up on the hill, 50 for Taylor!
Over 40.3: Beer to Taylor, FOUR, flat ball and Taylor plays with a flat bat away through forward square leg. It went low but raced away.
Over 40.2: Beer to Taylor, SIX, there he goes again as he moves across and whacks this one higher to the same spot. Probably gone longer as well, good batting.
Over 40.1: Beer to Taylor, SIX, drops to a knee and reaches for the ball, he gets there and clubs a flat slog sweep away over backward square leg! Great shot from the captain.
40th Over
Over 39.6: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, punched away off the back foot straight to short extra cover for a maiden over. NZ 2/100 (Guptill 44, Taylor 31).
Over 39.5: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, up on his toes again and drops the ball down to the leg-side.
Over 39.4: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, stands tall and defends back towards the bowler.
Over 39.3: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, moves across the crease and defends to the leg-side.
Over 39.2: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, on the crease and defends to the leg-side.
Over 39.1: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, drops his gloves to a quick short ball passing through at shoulder height.
39th Over
Over 38.6: Beer to Taylor, no run, over the wicket now and Taylor is padding the ball away. NZ 2/100 (Guptill 44, Taylor 31), leading by 128 runs.
New Zealand 100 runs off 234 balls in 155 minutes.
Over 38.5: Beer to Guptill, one run, cuts the ball away through point but straight to the sweeper on the rope.
Over 38.4: Beer to Guptill, no run, steps well forward and defends to the off-side.
Over 38.3: Beer to Guptill, no run, defends with bat and pad back down the pitch.
Over 38.2: Beer to Guptill, no run, well forward and defends to the off-side.
Over 38.1: Beer to Taylor, one run, cuts the ball forward of point and they take a quick single.
38th Over
Over 37.6: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, on the crease and defends to the off-side for a maiden over. NZ 2/98 (Guptill 43, Taylor 30).
Over 37.5: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, on the crease and defends to Smith fielding at short mid on, next to the pitch.
Over 37.4: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, steps forward and defends to the off-side.
Over 37.3: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, back in the crease and defends a short ball.
Over 37.2: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, drops to his knees and leaves a shorter ball outside off stump.
Guptill & Taylor 50 run partnership (3rd wicket) off 133 balls in 84 minutes.
Over 37.1: Hilfenhaus to Taylor, leg bye, two short covers in now and just the one slip as the ball deflects away off the pad.
37th Over
Over 36.6: Beer to Guptill, no run, prods at another quicker ball outside off stump and it beats the edge. Maiden over, NZ 2/97 (Guptill 43, Taylor 30).
Over 36.5: Beer to Guptill, no run, throws his pad at a ball passing wide of off stump.
Over 36.4: Beer to Guptill, no run, steps forward and safely blocks the ball down the pitch.
Over 36.3: Beer to Guptill, no run, steps forward and defends safely back to the bowler.
Over 36.2: Beer to Guptill, no run, well forward and defends to the off-side.
Over 36.1: Beer to Guptill, no run, back in the crease and leaves a flatter ball outside off stump.
36th Over
Over 35.6: Hilfenhaus to Taylor, no run, shuffles across the crease and defends to mid on. NZ 2/97 (Guptill 43, Taylor 30).
Over 35.5: Hilfenhaus to Taylor, no run, ducks underneath a bouncer slipping down the leg side.
Over 35.4: Hilfenhaus to Taylor, no run, chops the ball from the crease away to point.
Over 35.3: Hilfenhaus to Taylor, two runs, steps forward and slaps the drive through the cover gap. Cowan makes a good chase and a slide to save the boundary.
Over 35.2: Hilfenhaus to Taylor, no run, on the crease and defends to the off-side.
Over 35.1: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, one run, two slips and a gully as Guptill flicks a ball off leg stump to fine leg.
35th Over
36th Over: Ben Hilfenhaus (0/11) into the attack now at the Crosby Rd end, replacing Pattinson.
Over 34.6: Beer to Taylor, no run, skips down the pitch and flicks the ball straight to midwicket. NZ 2/94 (Guptill 42, Taylor 28).
Over 34.5: Beer to Taylor, two runs, defends the ball down past slip for a couple more.
Over 34.4: Beer to Taylor, no run, gets across and defends back to the bowler.
Over 34.3: Beer to Taylor, no run, right back in the crease and defends.
Over 34.2: Beer to Taylor, two runs, paddles the ball away from outside off stump to deep backward square leg.
Over 34.1: Beer to Taylor, no run, chops the ball down forward of point for Cowan to run around and field.
34th Over
Over 33.6: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, drives firmly away to mid off and that end's Pattinson's fourth maiden in a row. NZ 2/90 (Guptill 42, Taylor 24).
Over 33.5: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, drops to his knees to avoid a short ball over off stump.
Over 33.4: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, steps forward and strokes a drive to short cover.
Over 33.3: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, steps forward and leaves outside the off stump.
Over 33.2: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, right behind the ball and defends back alongside the pitch.
Over 33.1: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, on the crease and defends with a dead bat to the leg-side.
33rd Over
Over 32.6: Beer to Taylor, no run, on the crease and defends back to the bowler. NZ 2/90 (Guptill 42, Taylor 24).
Over 32.5: Beer to Taylor, FOUR, waits on the back foot and cuts the ball away late through backward point.
Over 32.4: Beer to Guptill, one run, chops a shorter ball away to Hilfenhaus at deep cover.
Over 32.3: Beer to Guptill, no run, works the ball off the stumps straight to midwicket.
Over 32.2: Beer to Guptill, no run, silly point instead of the short leg as Guptill punches straight back to the bowler.
Over 32.1: Beer to Taylor, one run, turns the ball away off the pads through backward square leg.
32nd Over
Over 31.6: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, on the front foot and leaves a third maiden from Pattinson today. NZ 2/84 (Guptill 41, Taylor 19).
Over 31.5: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, stands at the crease and defends to the off-side.
Over 31.4: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, sways his head to avoid a quick short ball.
Over 31.3: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, shuffles across and defends to the off-side.
Over 31.2: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, on the crease and defends back down the pitch towards Cutting at mid on.
Over 31.1: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, on the crease and defends back to the bowler.
31st Over
Over 30.6: Beer to Taylor, no run, well forward and defends back to the bowler. NZ 2/84 (Guptill 41, Taylor 19).
Over 30.5: Beer to Guptill, one run, right back in the crease and flicks the ball away through backward square leg.
Over 30.4: Beer to Guptill, no run, pushes a drive along the ground to extra cover.
Over 30.3: Beer to Guptill, no run, gets forward and smothers the ball down to short leg.
Over 30.2: Beer to Guptill, no run, punched off the back foot straight to mid off.
Over 30.1: Beer to Guptill, no run, steps down the pitch and defends to the bowler.
30th Over
Over 29.6: Pattinson to Taylor, no run, pushes at a ball outside off stump and beaten. Maiden over, NZ 2/83 (Guptill 40, Taylor 19).
Over 29.5: Pattinson to Taylor, no run, gets across and defends to the leg-side.
Over 29.4: Pattinson to Taylor, no run, up on his toes and defends back down the pitch.
Over 29.3: Pattinson to Taylor, no run, ducks underneath a short ball angled slightly down the leg side.
Over 29.2: Pattinson to Taylor, no run, gets across and defends back down the pitch to the bowler.
Over 29.1: Pattinson to Taylor, no run, shuffles across the crease and defends to the off-side.
29th Over
Over 28.6: Beer to Guptill, no run, steps forward and defends softly back to the bowler. NZ 2/83 (Guptill 40, Taylor 19).
Over 28.5: Beer to Taylor, one run, steers the ball away through the gully for a single.
Over 28.4: Beer to Taylor, no run, steps across and defends back to the bowler.
Over 28.3: Beer to Taylor, two runs, leans on the ball and flicks it away along the ground through midwicket.
Over 28.2: Beer to Taylor, no run, steps well forward and defends to the leg-side.
Over 28.1: Beer to Guptill, one run, short ball and Guptill mis-times a cut shot. It bounces away through the gap in the covers.
28th Over
Over 27.6: Pattinson to Taylor, no run, punches a drive along the ground but straight to mid off. Ends a maiden over, NZ 2/79 (Guptill 39, Taylor 16).
Over 27.5: Pattinson to Taylor, no run, steps forward and defends solidly to the off-side.
Over 27.4: Pattinson to Taylor, no run, attempts to flick the ball away through the leg-side and it pops away off the pad.
Over 27.3: Pattinson to Taylor, no run, drives firmly from the crease straight to extra cover.
Over 27.2: Pattinson to Taylor, no run, right back in the crease and defends to the off-side.
Over 27.1: Pattinson to Taylor, no run, on the crease and defends to the off-side.
27th Over
Over 26.6: Beer to Guptill, no run, well forward to safely defend the ball away. NZ 2/79 (Guptill 39, Taylor 16).
Over 26.5: Beer to Guptill, no run, bowling around the wicket and Guptill defends back down the pitch.
Over 26.4: Beer to Guptill, no run, well forward and defends back to the bowler.
Over 26.3: Beer to Taylor, one run, gets back to a shorter ball and chops a single to deep cover.
Over 26.2: Beer to Taylor, no run, on the crease and defends firmly again back to the bowler.
Over 26.1: Beer to Taylor, no run, a slip and a short leg in as Taylor steps forward and defends.
26th Over
27th Over: Michael Beer (0/0) at the Albion Park end to start this morning.
Over 25.6: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, drives hard along the ground straight to point. NZ 2/78 (Guptill 39, Taylor 15).
Over 25.5: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, on the front foot and leaves the ball outside off stump.
Over 25.4: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, ducks underneath a short ball and it bounces again before reaching Wade.
Over 25.3: Pattinson to Guptill, two runs, on the crease to defend and gets a thick inside edge behind square.
Over 25.2: Pattinson to Taylor, one run, leans into a ball on leg stump and flicks a single away to fine leg.
Over 25.1: Pattinson to Taylor, no run, two slips and a gully in as Taylor is back and defending.
25th Over
26th Over: Austalia A have James Pattinson (0/22) starting at the Crosby Rd end. It's Ross Taylor (14) on strike and Martin Guptill (37) is with him.
There are 83 overs scheduled today before the last hour, so a total of 98 overs to bowl.
This pitch will still be great for batting today so the bowlers will need to work hard. Conditions are perfect for cricket but it will heat up during the day. Play starts at 9:30am.
From an Australian perspective, all eyes are on the new Australian pace trio of James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc and Ben Cutting. It's expected two of those bowlers will make their Test debut at the Gabba next week.
This match seems headed for a draw but there is plenty of interest today. New Zealand lead by 103 runs with Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor at the crease. Today should give them and the middle order some quality time in the middle.
Good morning everyone and welcome to a bright and sunny Allan Border Field in Brisbane. It's Day 4, the final day, of New Zealand's only Tour Match against Australia A.
STUMPS Day 3: New Zealand 2/75 (Guptill 37*, Taylor 14*, Starc 1/9, Cutting 1/19) & 423 (McCullum 146, Bracewell 73*, Pattinson 4/96) lead Australia A 395 (Cowan 145, Warner 65, Bracewell 4/87) by 103 runs. Play resumes at 9:30am tomorrow, cheers.
Australia A batted fairly well earlier and picked up a few wickets. Tomorrow all eyes will be on the potential bowling debutants - James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc and Ben Cutting.
At the end of Day 3 New Zealand are leading on a great batting pitch by 103 runs with 8 wickets in hand. They've had a decent day as they prepare for next week's Test Match.
Over 24.6: Smith to Guptill, no run, well forward and defends back to the bowler to end the day.
Over 24.5: Smith to Taylor, one run, turns the ball away off his hip for a single to fine leg.
Over 24.4: Smith to Guptill, one run, shorter ball cut away to deep cover for a single.
Over 24.3: Smith to Guptill, no run, back in the crease and defends to the bowler.
Over 24.2: Smith to Guptill, no run, pushes a drive back past the bowler to mid off.
Over 24.1: Smith to Guptill, no run, steps forward and knocks the ball away around his feet.
24th Over
Over 23.6: Beer to Taylor, no run, gets right behind the ball and defends again to the bowler. Just one over should be left today.
Over 23.5: Beer to Taylor, no run, pads it back down the pitch again.
Over 23.4: Beer to Taylor, no run, coming over the wicket with a leg slip in now as Taylor pads the ball away.
Over 23.3: Beer to Taylor, no run, gets forward and softly plays back down the pitch.
Over 23.2: Beer to Taylor, no run, punched off the back foot towards the leg-side.
Over 23.1: Beer to Taylor, no run, gets forward and defends back to the bowler.
23rd Over
Over 22.6: Smith to Guptill, SIX, so much for playing for Stumps as Guptill plants the front foot and launches it high and mightly over midwicket! Massive hit into the sheds up there. NZ 2/73 (Guptill 36, Taylor 13).
Over 22.5: Smith to Guptill, no run, defends safely off the front foot to cover.
Over 22.4: Smith to Taylor, one run, back to a short ball and works it wide of mid on for a quick single.
Over 22.3: Smith to Guptill, one run, slaps a cover drive away through the gap but Hilfenhaus is running around in the deep.
Over 22.2: Smith to Guptill, no run, steps well forward and defends along the ground to cover.
Over 22.1: Smith to Guptill, no run, short ball flicked straight to midwicket.
22nd Over
Over 21.6: Beer to Taylor, no run, steps forward and smothers the ball safely away. Playing for Stumps here, NZ 2/65 (Guptill 29, Taylor 12).
Over 21.5: Beer to Taylor, no run, well forward and defends back alongside the pitch.
Over 21.4: Beer to Taylor, no run, back again and knocks the ball down to the leg-side.
Over 21.3: Beer to Taylor, no run, steps back and defends towards the bowler.
Over 21.2: Beer to Taylor, no run, punches a drive back down the pitch to the bowler.
Over 21.1: Beer to Taylor, no run, also a slip and short leg in as Taylor gets forward and defends.
21st Over
22nd Over: Michael Beer on now as well, replacing Cutting at the Crosby Rd end.
Over 20.6: Smith to Guptill, no run, thrusts the pad at a ball outside off stump to end a maiden over. NZ 2/65 (Guptill 29, Taylor 12).
Over 20.5: Smith to Guptill, no run, leaves a ball fired down the leg side.
Over 20.4: Smith to Guptill, no run, shorter ball punched off the back foot to mid on.
Over 20.3: Smith to Guptill, no run, right back in the crease and defends down the pitch.
Over 20.2: Smith to Guptill, no run, slaps a drive back past the bowler to mid off.
Over 20.1: Smith to Guptill, no run, a slip and a short leg in as Guptill gets back and defends.
20th Over
21st Over: Steven Smith on at the Albion Park end, replacing Hilfenhaus as the light fades again.
Over 19.6: Cutting to Taylor, no run, defends with a pushed drive away to mid off to end the over. NZ 2/65 (Guptill 29, Taylor 12).
Over 19.5: Cutting to Taylor, no run, flicks the ball back in the air for a while but short of mid on.
Over 19.4: Cutting to Taylor, two runs, pushes a drive back past the bowler through mid off.
Over 19.3: Cutting to Taylor, no run, on the crease and defends back down the pitch.
Over 19.2: Cutting to Taylor, no run, pushes forward to defend and he's beaten outside off stump.
Over 19.1: Cutting to Taylor, no run, two slips waiting and Taylor is on the back foot to defend.
19th Over
20th Over: Only a 10 minute delay and Ben Cutting (1/17) to resume at the Crosby Rd end. Well he will, once the batsmen arrive. Here they come a few minutes after the Australians.
5:06pm: The umpires stayed in the middle, the sun has broken through and they've been called back! Will take a few minutes for the batsmen to get ready.
5:01pm: Off we go for light again and that will probably be it. Australia A are reluctant to go off, and the umpires are still out in the middle.
Over 18.6: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, defends firmly back to the bowler, ending another over. NZ 2/63 (Guptill 29, Taylor 10). Another chat about the light and we're off for good now.
Over 18.5: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, two gullies in as Guptill defends back to the bowler.
Over 18.4: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, ignores a shortish ball outside off stump.
Over 18.3: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, FOUR, on the front foot and slaps a drive past a tumbling Beer and into the fence at wide mid off.
Over 18.2: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, pushes with a drive away to mid on.
Over 18.1: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, well forward and defends away to the off-side.
18th Over
Over 17.6: Cutting to Taylor, no run, up on his toes and defends to the off-side. NZ 2/59 (Guptill 25, Taylor 10).
Over 17.5: Cutting to Taylor, two runs, pushes a drive through the gap in the covers for a couple more.
Over 17.4: Cutting to Taylor, no ball, ducks under a short ball pushed down the leg side.
Over 17.4: Cutting to Taylor, no run, moves across and defends down to mid on.
Over 17.3: Cutting to Taylor, no run, drives firmly back past the bowler to mid off.
Over 17.2: Cutting to Taylor, no run, gets forward and solidly defends back to the bowler. The clouds are rolling back in now.
Over 17.1: Cutting to Taylor, FOUR, on the back foot and cuts in the air just over gully and away to the boundary.
17th Over
Over 16.6: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, drives hard back down the pitch to the bowler. NZ 2/52 (Guptill 25, Taylor 4).
Over 16.5: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, ignores a quick bouncer pitching just outside off stump.
Over 16.4: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, well forward and defends back to the bowler.
Over 16.3: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, gets forward and defends back to the bowler.
Over 16.2: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, moves across and defends away to mid on.
Over 16.1: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, drops his body to avoid a short ball outside off stump.
16th Over
Over 15.6: Cutting to Taylor, no run, leans forward and allows the ball to pass to Wade. NZ 2/52 (Guptill 25, Taylor 4).
Over 15.5: Cutting to Taylor, no run, on the crease and defends firmly again to the off-side.
Over 15.4: Cutting to Taylor, no run, gets forward and safely defends past the bowler to mid off.
Over 15.3: Cutting to Taylor, FOUR, waits on the crease and glides the ball down hard through the gully.
Over 15.2: Cutting to Taylor, no run, steps forward and defends solidly to the off-side.
K.Williamson - c:Wade b:Cutting 14 (35 balls, 49 minutes). FOW 2/48 (15.1), 2nd wicket partnership (Guptill/Williamson) of 30 runs. The new batsman is Ross Taylor.
Over 15.1: Cutting to Williamson, no run, OUT, classic catch from Wade brings the wicket! Cutting tried the bouncer, it got big on the batsman as he tried to hook. It took a glove down the legside and Wade flung himself high to his left. NZ 2/48
15th Over
Over 14.6: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, left alone outside the off stump. NZ 1/48 (Guptill 25, Williamson 14), leading by 76 runs.
Over 14.5: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, drops to his knees and leaves a short ball outside off stump.
Over 14.4: Hilfenhaus to Williamson, one run, short ball pulled away along the ground to deep square leg.
Over 14.3: Hilfenhaus to Williamson, no run, steps forward and defends to the off-side.
Over 14.2: Hilfenhaus to Williamson, no run, on the crease and defends away towards Warner at extra cover.
Over 14.1: Hilfenhaus to Williamson, no run, right back in the crease and defends down the pitch.
14th Over
Over 13.6: Cutting to Guptill, no run, leaves a ball close to the off stump to end the over. AUS 1/47 (Guptill 25, Williamson 13).
Over 13.5: Cutting to Guptill, no run, on the crease and defends past the bowler to mid on.
Over 13.4: Cutting to Guptill, no run, gets forward and leaves outside the off stump.
Over 13.3: Cutting to Guptill, no run, shuffles across and plays down to mid on.
Over 13.2: Cutting to Guptill, two runs, worked away off the pads through square leg for a couple.
Over 13.1: Cutting to Guptill, no run, ducks underneath a quick bouncer.
13th Over
Over 12.6: Hilfenhaus to Williamson, FOUR, steers a drive down through the gully for a boundary. NZ 1/45 (Guptill 23, Williamson 13).
Over 12.5: Hilfenhaus to Williamson, no run, gets back to defend and finds an edge. It bounces into the slip area.
Over 12.4: Hilfenhaus to Williamson, no run, ducks to avoid a short ball over the stumps.
Over 12.3: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, one run, flicked away off the pads to deep square leg for a single.
Over 12.2: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, gets forward and defends down into the gully.
Over 12.1: Hilfenhaus to Guptill, no run, it's almost bright sunshine again now as Guptill leans on the ball and flicks a drive to mid on.
12th Over
13th Over: After nearly an hour, we're back on at Allan Border Field. Ben Hilfenhaus (0/1) to continue at the Albion Park end.
4:25pm: Conditions are a bit brighter here so now we will be playing again. Play resumes at 4:32pm and continue until 5:30pm, if light allows.
4:18pm: The umpires and match referee have been out in the middle talking and pointing for 10 minutes now, but no indication either way.
4:04pm: The umpires are going to have an inspection in the next few minutes and will make a decision then.
3:37pm: The players are coming off for a light delay. It's gloomy out there with plenty of clouds about. We haven't had bright sunshine for a while, so that could possibly be all for today. But we'll wait it out.
Over 11.6: Cutting to Williamson, no run, on the front foot and leaves the ball alone for the keeper Wade. It's getting quite dull outside, and the umpires are talking. NZ 1/40 (Guptill 22, Williamson 9).
Over 11.5: Cutting to Williamson, no run, shuffles across and defends back to the bowler.
Over 11.4: Cutting to Williamson, no run, waits on the crease and leaves the ball alone outside off stump.
Over 11.3: Cutting to Williamson, FOUR, punched away off the back foot through the covers and it's raced to the fence.
Over 11.2: Cutting to Williamson, no run, steps forward and defends to the off-side.
Over 11.1: Cutting to Williamson, no run, stands at the crease and punches the ball to backward point.
11th Over
12th Over: Ben Cutting into the attack now at the Crosby Rd end, replacing Starc.
Over 10.6: Hilfenhaus to Williamson, one run, worked away off the hip for a single to long leg. NZ 1/36 (Guptill 22, Williamson 5).
Over 10.5: Hilfenhaus to Williamson, no run, stands at the crease and defends again to the off-side.
Over 10.4: Hilfenhaus to Williamson, no run, punches the ball hard off the back foot to extra cover.
Over 10.3: Hilfenhaus to Williamson, no run, right behind the ball and defends to mid off.
Over 10.2: Hilfenhaus to Williamson, no run, stretches forward and leaves outside off stump.
Over 10.1: Hilfenhaus to Williamson, no run, on the crease and defends away to the off-side.
10th Over
11th Over: Ben Hilfenhaus into the attack now, replacing Pattinson.
Over 9.6: Starc to Guptill, no run, gets across and ignores a full ball angled away. NZ 1/35 (Guptill 22, Williamson 4).
Over 9.5: Starc to Guptill, no run, drops his gloves to a short ball angled across him.
Over 9.4: Starc to Guptill, no run, on the crease and defends to Bailey at short mid off.
Over 9.3: Starc to Williamson, one run, drops the ball wide of mid off and they scamper a quick single.
Over 9.2: Starc to Williamson, no run, up on his toes and defends away to the off-side.
Over 9.1: Starc to Williamson, no run, three slips and a gully waiting as Williamson plays down to mid off.
9th Over
Over 8.6: Pattinson to Guptill, FOUR, gets forward and drives straight back down the ground for another boundary, good shot. NZ 1/34 (Guptill 22, Williamson 3).
Over 8.5: Pattinson to Guptill, FOUR, catching mid off in position as Guptill guides the ball down through the gully area.
Over 8.4: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, right back in the crease and defends to the bowler.
Over 8.3: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, shuffles across and leaves the ball outside off stump.
Over 8.2: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, gets forward and defends down to mid off.
Over 8.1: Pattinson to Guptill, FOUR, worked away off the hip down through backward square leg for a boundary.
8th Over
Over 7.6: Starc to Williamson, no run, right behind the ball and defends back to the bowler. NZ 1/22 (Guptill 10, Williamson 3).
Over 7.5: Starc to Guptill, one run, dropped away off the hip into the gap at square leg.
Over 7.4: Starc to Guptill, no run, shuffles across and defends to the off-side.
Over 7.3: Starc to Guptill, no run, two gullies in and the ball is defended back down the pitch.
Over 7.2: Starc to Williamson, one run, up on the back foot and pushes a single away to wide mid off.
Over 7.1: Starc to Williamson, no run, forward and leaves outside off stump.
7th Over
Over 6.6: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, mis-times a back foot punch away to the off-side. Another maiden over, NZ 1/20 (Guptill 9, Williamson 2).
Over 6.5: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, on the back foot and defends the ball back to the bowler.
Over 6.4: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, on the crease and leaves it alone again wide of off stump.
Over 6.3: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, on the back foot and leaves the ball outside off stump.
Over 6.2: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, on the front foot and leaving again outside the off stump.
Over 6.1: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, defends with a drive away to the leg-side.
6th Over
Over 5.6: Starc to Williamson, no run, defends down to the leg-side and the ball is gathered by the bowler. NZ 1/20 (Guptill 9, Williamson 2).
Over 5.5: Starc to Williamson, no run, well forward and leaves another one through to Wade.
Over 5.4: Starc to Williamson, no run, short ball fended away towards Cutting in front of square leg.
Over 5.3: Starc to Williamson, no run, up on his toes and defends to the off-side.
Over 5.2: Starc to Williamson, two runs, worked easily away through the gap at midwicket.
Over 5.1: Starc to Williamson, no run, on the crease and leaves the ball alone outside off stump.
5th Over
Over 4.6: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, leaves the ball alone again outside off stump to end a maiden over. NZ 1/18 (Guptill 9, Williamson 0).
Over 4.5: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, shuffles across and defends safely away to mid on.
Over 4.4: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, on the crease and right behind the ball to defend.
Over 4.3: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, gets across and defends away towards point.
Over 4.2: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, gets forward and leaves outside the off stump.
Over 4.1: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, gets forward and drives straight to Warner at short extra cover.
4th Over
Over 3.6: Starc to Williamson, no run, misses a ball swinging down the leg side. NZ 1/18 (Guptill 9, Williamson 0).
Over 3.5: Starc to Williamson, no run, on the crease and defends away to square leg.
Over 3.4: Starc to Williamson, no run, fends a short ball down into the gully region.
B.McCullum - c:Maddinson b:Starc 5 (5 balls, 15 minutes). FOW 1/18 (3.3), 1st wicket partnership (Guptill/McCullum) of 18 runs. The new batsman is Kane Williamson.
Over 3.3: Starc to McCullum, no run, OUT, steps forward to drive and edges into the gully for Maddinson to take a great catch! It flew high to his left shoulder and he took it nicely. NZ 1/18
Over 3.2: Starc to McCullum, no run, up on his toes and defends to the leg-side.
Over 3.1: Starc to McCullum, FOUR, flashes a cut shot away and gets an inside edge past the stumps, past the keeper and away to the fence.
3rd Over
Over 2.6: Pattinson to Guptill, FOUR, on the crease and defends down through the gully region for a boundary. NZ 0/14 (Guptill 9, McCullum 1).
Over 2.5: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, steps forward and allows another tempting ball to pass wide of off stump.
Over 2.4: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, steps forward and defends to the off-side.
Over 2.3: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, gets forward and leaves outside off stump.
Over 2.2: Pattinson to McCullum, one run, on the back foot and punches the ball away through wide mid off for a single.
Over 2.1: Pattinson to McCullum, no run, misses a flick down the leg side.
2nd Over
Over 1.6: Starc to Guptill, no run, well forward and defends away to Cowan at point, ends a maiden over. NZ 0/9 (Guptill 5, McCullum 0).
Over 1.5: Starc to Guptill, no run, gets across and leaves outside off stump.
Over 1.4: Starc to Guptill, no run, on the front foot to defend and beaten this time outside off stump.
Over 1.3: Starc to Guptill, no run, gets across and leaves the ball alone wide of off stump.
Over 1.2: Starc to Guptill, no run, steps forward and defends to the off-side.
Over 1.1: Starc to Guptill, no run, ignores a short ball down the leg side.
1st Over
2nd Over: Mitchell Starc to share the new ball from the Crosby Rd end.
Over 0.6: Pattinson to Guptill, one run, works a short ball off the hip down to fine leg. NZ 0/9 (Guptill 5, McCullum 0).
Over 0.5: Pattinson to Guptill, FOUR, waits for the ball and flicks it away forward of square leg to the boundary.
Over 0.4: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, back to a shorter ball and defends it away to mid on.
Over 0.3: Pattinson to Guptill, four byes, misses a flick at a ball down the leg side and a diving Wade can't save it either.
Over 0.2: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, on the crease and defends solidly back to the bowler.
Over 0.1: Pattinson to Guptill, no run, two slips and a gully in as Guptill gets back and defends to the leg-side.
Other
15:43 New Zealand are opening the batting with Martin Guptill and Brendan McCullum, and they lead by 28 runs. Australia have James Pattinson with the new ball. There's 45 overs schedule for today.

Australia A: Ed Cowan, David Warner, Nic Maddinson, George Bailey (c), Steven Smith, Matthew Wade (wk), James Pattinson, Ben Cutting, Mitchell Starc, Ben Hilfenhaus, Michael Beer, Tom Cooper (12th)

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor (c), Jesse Ryder, Dean Brownlie, Reece Young (wk), Doug Bracewell, Timothy Southee, Trent Boult, Chris Martin, Daniel Vettori (12th)


Umpires: Fry, SD (AUS), Reiffel, PR (AUS)
Third Umpire:
Match Refree: Burns, DJ (AUS)

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