Australia v New Zealand: first Test, day four – live!

Updates from the fourth day of play at Optus StadiumAny updates? Email or tweet @collinsadam 11.55am GMT65th over: New Zealand 171-9 (Southee 4, Ferguson 1) Starc to Southee from around the wicket and he adds four to the Kiwi total, albeit off his pads for leg byes. The next is a yorker, turned away out of the blockhole. Ferguson’s turn with three to face. Better still: he gets off the mark with one to point, Southee keeping the strike with a single of his own in that direction. Lyon’s turn for a fourth.9,334 at the Casino Stadium tonight. That means the most recent Test at the WACA outdrew this on each day (1-4). Not good. 11.49am GMT64th over: New Zealand 164-9 (Southee 2, Ferguson 0) Ferguson is batting despite the fact that he has a calf injury, which ruled him out of bowling from the first afternoon. Southee takes an agricultural single to pop him straight down the danger end against Cummins. It’s not a nice over to have to play out from around the wicket on one leg. A bit odd they have sent him out to bat? He has a slog at the last ball and misses, but he’s through it. Starc now has a chance at five. I missed this when Wagner was in, but this is quite good.Crowd’s chanting `we want Wade’. They want Wade to bowl to Wagner. Continue reading…