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Day-night Test, Day 2, PIX: Hazlewood makes Kiwis suffer in Starc's absence

Last updated on: November 28, 2015 17:56 IST
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Photos from Day 2 of the 3rd Test played at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday

Australia's Josh Hazlewood celebrates after dismissing New Zealand's Ross Taylor on Day 2 of the third Test match at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide on Saturday

IMAGE: Australia's Josh Hazlewood celebrates after dismissing New Zealand's Ross Taylor on Day 2 of the third Test match at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide on Saturday. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Pacer Josh Hazlewood gave Australia a sniff at victory as he led the attack with aggression to have New Zealand in a tight spot at 116 for 5 lead on Day 3 of the absorbing day-night third Test at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday.

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The Kiwis took a 94-run lead with BJ Watling on seven with debutant Mitchell Santner not out 13 at stumps.

Hazlewood spearheaded the Aussie bowling in the absence of Mitchell Starc, as the pink ball again dominated the bat.

Hazlewood removed both openers with mesmerising ball movement under lights.

Australia's Mitch Marsh celebrates after dismissing New Zealand's Brendon McCullum lbw

IMAGE: Australia's Mitch Marsh celebrates after dismissing New Zealand's Brendon McCullum lbw. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Martin Guptill sliced to Mitch Marsh in the gully for 17 and Tom Latham was tempted by a wider delivery and was caught behind for 10.

Hazlewood had Kane Williamson dropped on one by Adam Voges in the slips but the star Kiwi batsman soon feathered a catch to Nevill off Mitch Marsh for nine to complete a low-scoring match.

Captain Brendon McCullum followed for 20, leg before wicket to Marsh and Perth Test double century-maker Ross Taylor fell the same way to Hazlewood for 32.

Australia's Peter Siddle (left) reacts as New Zealand's Tom Latham hits a shot on Day 2 of the third cricket Test match at the Adelaide Oval, in South Australia, on Saturday

IMAGE: Australia's Peter Siddle (left) reacts as New Zealand's Tom Latham hits a shot. Photogrph: David Gray/Reuters

New Zealand's openers survived to the dinner-break on day two of the third Test on Saturday but the tourists were left fuming after a controversial review decision allowed Australia to overtake New Zealand's first innings total.

Australia resumed after tea on 116-8 but poached 108 runs from their final two wickets before being dismissed for 224, with New Zealand rattled after Nathan Lyon was reprieved in farcical circumstances. Martin Guptill and Tom Latham were each on 10 not out, as New Zealand moved to 22 for no wicket at the break.

New Zealand's Doug Bracewell is congratulated by teammates after taking the wicket of Australia's Mitch Marsh during Day 2 of the Third Test at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide on Saturday

IMAGE: New Zealand's Doug Bracewell is congratulated by teammates after taking the wicket of Australia's Mitch Marsh. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Earlier, New Zealand bowlers ripped into the Australian batting line-up before some explosive batting down the order from Peter Neville and Mitchell Starc helped the hosts grab a 22-run lead on Day 2 of the 3rd Test at Adelaide Oval on Saturday.

Captain Steven Smith and Neville were the only batsmen who scored half-centuries as the Kiwis ruled the first session.

Australia's Mitchell Starc hits a big shot

IMAGE: Australia's Mitchell Starc hits a big shot. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

It looked certain that Australia wouldn’t go past New Zealand’s total of 202, but the injured Starc, who came at the fall of the wicket of Nathan Lyon (34) at 190-9, took the aggressive route and ensured that the Aussies had a slight lead.

He lingered to blast spinner Mark Craig for 20 runs, smashing two fours and two sixes over wide long on as Aus went past the Kiwi total.

Doug Bracewell was the New Zealand bowlers with figures of 3 for 18.

Peter Nevill of Australia bats

IMAGE: Peter Nevill of Australia bats. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

New Zealand's bowlers tore through Australia's batting order to wrest the momentum away from the hosts who limped to the tea break at 116-8.

In reply to New Zealand's 202, Australia added only 62 runs for the loss of six wickets in the session, with spinner Mark Craig taking two of them late, including captain and talisman Steven Smith for 53.

Wicketkeeper Peter Nevill, 17 not out, was left to salvage something from the wreckage with only Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon left in the dressing room.

Starc arrived at the ground on crutches after scans confirmed he had broken his right foot on Friday.

New Zealand's Tim Southee is congratulated by teammates after getting the wicket of Australia's Adam Voges

IMAGE: New Zealand's Tim Southee is congratulated by teammates after getting the wicket of Australia's Adam Voges. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

On the opening day of cricket's first day-night Test, New Zealand's pacemen had extracted devilish swing in the evening session and were still able to find some impressive movement on a sun-bathed afternoon on day two.

Smith and Adam Voges resumed with Australia on 54-2 but were under immediate assault, with Tim Southee inducing an edge off Voges that flew just beyond the reach of third slip in the third over of the session.

Clearly rattled, Voges was out for 13 two balls later, squared up by a straighter delivery and the edge flew to Martin Guptill in the slips.

Shaun Marsh and Steve Smith of Australia get caught in the middle of the pitch as Marsh is run out by New Zealand's Brendon McCullum

IMAGE: Shaun Marsh and Steve Smith of Australia get caught in the middle of the pitch as Marsh is run out by New Zealand's Brendon McCullum. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Batsman Shaun Marsh, under pressure to justify his place in the side, was run out for two just a few overs later after a horrible mix-up between wickets.

Pushing the ball towards mid-off, Marsh hesitated twice before committing to the single and was metres short when New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum threw down the stumps when on hands and knees.

Marsh's younger brother Mitchell fared scarcely better, adding only four runs before being caught behind having prodded needlessly at a Doug Bracewell delivery.

Australia's captain Steve Smith hammers a bail into the pitch using his bat before taking guard

IMAGE: Australia's captain Steve Smith hammers a bail into the pitch using his bat before taking guard. David Gray/Reuters

Smith remained unbowed and brought up his half-century by punching Craig through the covers for four.

After facing six more deliveries, he was out after charging down the wicket at the spinner, flicking an inside edge to BJ Watling who pouched a fine catch.

The rout continued apace with Peter Siddle edging a catch in close to Tom Latham to be out for a duck and debutant spinner Mitchell Santner bowled Josh Hazlewood shortly after for his first Test wicket. 

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