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

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38th over: Australia 139-4 (Labuschagne 49, Lyon 11) The New Zealand captain Tim Southee struggled yesterday but he should have taken his first wicket a moment ago. Nathan Lyon edged to first slip, where Daryl Mitchell spilled a two-handed chance above his head. For a quality fielder that was fairly straightforward.

Lyon gets two runs for that and then four when he slices the next ball through backward point. An irksome over for New Zealand ends with Lyon punching another boundary past extra cover. That’s a fine shot.

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Written by Rob Smyth (now) and Martin Pegan (later)
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