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3rd Test Australia v New Zealand: Fightback by Kiwis after Labuschagne Double Century

Marnus Labuschagne completed his first double hundred for Australia today (215)
Matthew Wade floored by Tom Latham - are fielders fielding too close to the basmen?

New Zealand fought back against Australia on the second day of the 3rd Test, at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney after Marnus Labuschagne had completed a record-breaking double century for Australia.

Match Summary

Australia 454  - (Marnus Labuschagne 215, Steve Smith 63, David Warner 45; Colin de Grandhomme 3-78, Neil Wagner 3-66)

New Zealand – 63-0 (29 Ovs)

At the Close of Play on Day 2 - New Zealand trail Australia by 391 runs with 10 wickets remaining



Talking Points

An X-ray confirmed Matt Henry has broken his left thumb following a blow on day one – he will bowl but will probably not bat in the rest of the Test

Marnus Labuschagne completed his first record-breaking Test double century for Australia

Matthew Wade was floored by Tom Latham fielding at short leg – are fielders fielding too close to the batsmen and should there be measured distance of safety?

New Zealand manage to survive the final session without losing a wicket- the first time in the series that they have not lost a wicket in a session



Australia - David Warner, Joe Burns, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Travis Head, Tim Paine(c)(wk), Pat Cummins, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon


New Zealand - Tom Latham(c), Tom Blundell, Jeet Raval, Ross Taylor, Glenn Phillips, BJ Watling(wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Todd Astle, William Somerville, Matt Henry, Neil Wagner




Match Details


Start Time: 23:30

Toss: Australia won the toss and decided to bat

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Officials: Aleem Dar, Marais Erasmus, Nigel Llong, Shawn Craig, Richard Richardson


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