New Zealand
370 & 335

Australia
505 & 70/1

Cricket

ByTheMinCricket

Nathan Lyon to have a bowl.

Maiden for Lyon, an hour gone, 168/4. Drinks.

Cracking hour's test cricket, that. Bowlers accurate and testing, batsmen resilient and strong. 47/0 off the 14 overs.

Marsh is back with a switch of end after the drinks break. Starts with a leg side bye-maker.

Uneventful aside from that. Three off, 171/4.

Another maiden from Lyon. 171/4.

Maidentastic here in Christchurch. 171/4 still.

Simon Doull trying to convince that dropping Southee down the order here would be positive. Hmm.

Anyway, the maiden spell is broken, with five off Lyon's over. Williamson 80, Anderson 23, 176/4, lead by 41

Marsh getting a bit of reverse but the bats seem to be coping easily. Five from it, 181/4. Lyon to continue.