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

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1st over: Australia 1-0 (Smith 1, Khawaja 0) There’s a suggestion of movement in the air but nothing too dramatic off the pitch in the first over. Smith tickles the fourth ball off his hip and into the leg side to get the first run of the Test match. Beauty! Southee whizzes one off a length past the forward prod of Usman Khawaja. Sun peeping out in Wellington, the Basin Reserve looks a picture.

The players have belted out the anthems. Tim Southee is marking out his run, this is his 99th Test match. He’ll open up with the new orb to Steve Smith. Play!

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Written by Martin Pegan (now) and James Wallace (earlier)
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