David Warner and Joe Burns scored centuries at better than run-a-ball as Australia flattened New Zealand by taking a lead of 503 with six wickets in hand at stumps on day three of the first Test in Brisbane.
New Zealand fast bowler Neil Wagner has been called up as a cover for injured Tim Southee, who had to leave the field of play midway through the second day of the first Test match against Australia in Brisbane.
New Zealand received a hostile welcome in Australia as David Warner's superlative 163-run knock and Usman Khawaja's unbeaten 102 helped their team post 389 for two on day one of the first Test of the Trans-Tasman trophy in Brisbane.
New Zealand Women wasted little time in moving into a 2-0 One-Day International series lead over Sri Lanka Women, chasing down 130 in 14.3 overs to claim a 10-wicket victory in the second ODI in Lincoln.
Australian vice-captain David Warner is confident of recovering from his fractured thumb to make it in time for the first Test match against New Zealand which gets underway on 5th November in Brisbane.
Cameron Bancroft, Joe Burns and Usman Khawaja have been named in the Prime Minister's XI squad to play New Zealand in a bid to give the players a chance to prove their mettle ahead of the Trans-Tasman Trophy.