Watch Aus v NZ 1st Test Day 3 Cricket Match Highlights Today, Sunday 14-2-2016. At the Stumps of Day, 2 Australia lead by 280 runs with 4 wickets remaining in the 1st innings. UT Khawaja 140, AC Voges 176 not out and PM Siddle 29 not out. Usman Khawaja completed his fourth test century yesterday and he is doing a brilliant job for his team. Adam Voges magnificent performance took Australia too far from a loss.
TG Southee took two wickets on the first day then TA Boult helped NZ with two more dismissals then CJ Anderson one wicket and MD Craig took one wicket. This test looks gone from New Zealander’s hand. Finding an ideal offsider in Voges, Khawaja picked gaps regularly off both front and back foot to register his first Test century overseas. Given the opposition and the conditions he faced on day one, it was arguably his finest, ending only when Trent Boult briefly found some life with the second new ball.
Voges was more reserved but endured beyond the dismissals of Khawaja and a hard-handed Mitchell Marsh to forge on in the latest chapter of his extraordinary latter-day Test career. He was aided on his quest by a studied Peter Nevill and a helpful Peter Siddle – between them, they helped Voges add 164. How Zealand must have cursed the “no-ball” on the first evening.
New Zealand team: 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Tom Latham, 3 Kane Williamson, 4 Henry Nicholls, 5 Brendon McCullum (capt), 6 Corey Anderson, 7 BJ Watling (wk), 8 Doug Bracewell, 9 Mark Craig, 10 Tim Southee, 11 Trent Boult
Australia team: 1 David Warner, 2 Joe Burns, 3 Usman Khawaja, 4 Steven Smith (capt), 5 Adam Voges, 6 Mitchell Marsh, 7 Peter Nevill (wk), 8 Peter Siddle, 9 Josh Hazlewood, 10 Nathan Lyon, 11 Jackson Bird
Australia won the toss and elected to field