6:45 pm EST18: 45
3rd point: Australia 3-0 (Warner 3, Burns 0) Warner is keeping solid contact with his defensive attacks – always a good sign for him. He grabs a third single, working it behind his toes. That was the move he brilliantly played by defeating a century in a session on this day in this field three years ago against Pakistan. Burns defends the rest with his own big blade. Big chance here.
6:18 pm EST18: 41
2nd point: Australia 2-0 (Warner 2, Burns 0) Colin de Grandhomme gets the new Padingto End ball, which makes sense given the shape he gets, even at medium pace. Good start for Warner, too, finding the outer half of his staff, wide from ravine to one. Burns is able to leave a couple right outside the stump before using his staff, then back out at the end – albeit closer to his carpentry job.
CdG also took the new ball against Australia in Lord's World Cup game last year. There were a couple of catches of him in that memory spell too. #AUSvNZ
6:35 pm EST18: 35
1st over: Australia 1-0 (Warner 1, Burns 0) Oooh, Warner is defeated first with a bouncing delivery on the left. Handy He offers a smile at the opening of Australia – not far away. Warner catches the ball in the middle of the area, leaning forward on a defensive defensive. He is wrong to end with a well placed push to cover, taking the single on offer.
6:22 pm EST18: 32
The players are on the field. Teams are sorted, hymns finished. It's a relatively clear day in Sydney when Dave Warner enters the arena alongside Joe Burns. They have pink numbers on their shirts with this, of course, the McGrath Foundation Test Match. Matt Henry, back in the team, has the new ball. PLAY!
6:18 pm EST18: 21
Confirmation from Kiwi camp that Southee was left out, not injured. The decision was made because of its recent workload, the team spokesman tells us.
6:19 pm EST18: 19
"Four wicket makers," says KP Bowman on twitter regarding the inclusion of Glenn Phillips. Four! Our slip capture will be amazing now. "
Blundell and Wade, both bowling last week, were a real treat: just the third time in a test where two players started their glove testing career. Being at the premiere, Phillips can't contribute to that, but he should be right behind the wicket.
6:18 pm EST18: 16
I suppose everyone saw this in Cape Town? Rory Burns, after a lovely first touch and finish, sprained ankle in England's warm-up in training. In turn, he is out of the series. Terrible moment after he was fantastic last week on England's second entrances. The "cursed" tour, as Stokes says here, continues.
6:17 pm EST18: 07
So to confirm. In addition to Boult (injured), Santner (ill, but probably fell independently), Williamson (ill), Nicholls (ill) … Tim Southee was abandoned. Hard!
Australia: David Warner, Joe Burns, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Matthew Wade, Travis Head, Tim Paine (c & wk), James Pattinson, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon.
New Zealand: Tom Latham (c), Tom Blundell, Jeet Raval, Ross Taylor, Glenn Phillips, BJ Watling (without), Grandhomme Colin, Todd Astle, William Somerville, Matt Henry and Neil Wagner.
6:40 pm EST18: 04
Tim Paine won and Australia is bouncing
Paine says, “It looks like a good wicket. It's a good draw to win. We are entering unchanged. We watched a second spinner play, but the fast ones were great, so we are keeping a winning combination. "
Latham confirms that Williamson and Nicholls are out. FIVE CHANGES!
Jeet Raval, Glenn Nicholls (debut), Matt Henry, Todd Astle and Will Somerville are all on the New Zealand side that they lost at MCG. What a dramatic start.
5:59 PM EST17: 59
Is Tim Southee also in doubt? Oh my. We'll know soon.
Tim Southee isn't warming up either. There may be up to 5 changes to the New Zealand XI. #AUSvsNZ
5:17 pm EST17: 57
At this point in the World Testing Championship. India is out of the blocks with the maximum points in the seven tests performed, with 360 points. Australia are second with 256 points in nine matches, totaling six wins and a draw. Obviously, all tests are not created equal in this competition. If you have not gone through this, do not blame you. But to summarize: if the hosts win, they will move to 306 before a long break, not scheduled to play again until a visit to Bangladesh in June.
5:48 PM EST17: 48
Kane Williamson is out of the quiz game!
He was dropped after his network session this morning. What a mess. Tom Latham will be Black Caps captain with Glenn Phillips to debut.
5:46 PM EST17: 46
Welcome to SCG on the first day of the third test.
Hello everyone. With the disaster unfolding in eastern New South Wales and Victoria, it seems a little strange that we are preparing for a test match in Sydney. Of course, there is a chance that the smoke from the wildfires means some of the cricket is lost – that has been clarified. But if the rain gets them off the field, there will be a universal celebration. Fingers crossed.
It is with this unusual phrase and a tragic feeling that I receive it in the third and final test match of this series between Australia and New Zealand – the last summer at home for the hosts. They have won four out of four so far, hammering Pakistan on two zip lines, which is also the current state of this series. From the perspective of the World Testing Championship, a clean sweep here means a lot in terms of giving themselves the best chance of appearing in the Lord's final next June.
The news from SCG is that there is a lot going on in the New Zealand camp. I can confirm that Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls are on the ground and are now training to decide if they are well enough to play after catching a nasty bug in recent days. Mitchell Santner, however, is not. He is out.
That means Will Somerville will have a chance to play a test match at the venue that has long been his home location in Sydney. Of course, the player who played away spent most of his professional career as an NSW player before moving to New Zealand, where the 35-year-old played three test matches. He may have Todd Astle, the 33-year-old leggie, for company. We'll know soon. Matt Henry, the seasoned diver, will join Trent Boult, who fractured his hand while beating during the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne last week.
There is also Glenn Phillips, who arrived from Auckland as a batting option for Williamson and / or Nicholls, if one of these players is dropped before the draw. The 23-year-old right-handed played 11 T20Is, but never auditioned. He has an average of 43 in the First Class level. In contrast to hyperactivity, injury and disease in the Kiwi field, Australia is certainly changing. Get ready!
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