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

Updates from the third day of play at Optus StadiumMorrison can’t hide cricket’s place in climate crisisAny updates? Email or tweet @collinsadam 11.58am GMT50th over: Australia 154-3 (Smith 16, Wade 4) Wade has waited and ducked in response to a barrage of short stuff to begin but he is comfortable enough to take on Southee this time around, off the mark with a forceful pull shot to the boundary. 11.57am GMT49th over: Australia 149-3 (Smith 15, Wade 0) Wagner not far away at all from removing Smith with another ball that bites, jumping off the inside edge, just past the catcher at forward short leg. Sure enough, Wade cops two bouncers from Wagner as a welcoming gift.“Hi Adam.” Hi Peter Leybourne, hitting me up on the tweet. “Thinking about Steve Smith’s last night catch reminded of the better one that Phil Simmons took at the SCG in mid 90s ODI Aus vs Windies. Caught Slater square drive. Australia won – Michael Bevan hitting the final ball to long on.” Continue reading…