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

Updates from the opening day of play at Optus StadiumAny updates? Email or tweet @collinsadam 12.01pm GMT86th over: Australia 231-4 (Labuschagne 108, Head 5) Wagner – who opened this final session up when removing Smith – gets a chance with the new ball before the close. Head plays the percentages until the final ball, where he has a crack on the front foot only for the ball to spit off his inside edge down behind square. They’re close here. 11.57am GMT85th over: Australia 229-4 (Labuschagne 107, Head 4) Southee getting it to HOOP at Head, the South Aussie surviving a leg before shout early in the over – too high, just – then so close to falling in identical fashion to Wade when leaving one that went big. This is why we love Test cricket – hours of investment for periods like this. Continue reading…