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

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90th over: Australia 287-9 (Green 109, Hazlewood 2) Bouncer from Henry! Actually no, given Green stands two-metres tall and it whistled past the bum fluff on his chin, it’s a regulation ball. Green remains unruffled. He steps down to the next, a tactic that served him well yesterday when he was able to muddle the bowlers’ lengths. Henry’s fifth is a bouncer that sails over the batter’s head. It’s so high it’s a wide. Another bouncer on the last and Green has a red-hot go at this one, catching a top edged single to third man.

89th over: Australia 286-9 (Green 108, Hazlewood 2) The umpires were so freaked by that likely two that became a no-run score they had to confer to make sure no runs were scored. Tim Southee’s okay with the result. He has Green on strike under overcast skies and no wickets against his name. He bounces the big allrounder on the fourth, no mean feat given the 24-year-old stands 200cm. He puts the next ball outside off at higher speed and Green inside edges it for a single after a handy stop by wicketkeeper Blundell saves the boundary. Just one run from the over but Green keeps the strike.

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Written by James Wallace (now) and Angus Fontaine (earlier)
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