Australia are 257-4 on day1 at stumps. There was much exciting before the start of the second test, hoping to be an even contest with the coming of Trent Boult in the playing eleven, however, the Australians are once again in a very good position after the end of the first day’s play of the first test.
The in-form Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne have once again hogged all the spotlight, with the latter scoring another half-century, while Smith is unbeaten at 77 off 192 balls.
This Australian batting line is certainly just can’t get enough of cricket. Australia’s wicket-keeping batsman Mathew Wade was also into the act, showcasing weird yet interest moves while batting.
Wade came into the batting in the 50th over of the innings after the wicket of Marnus. New Zealand took no time to deliver a barrage of bouncer and yorkers to the southpaw, leaving him in awkward positions.
To this, Cricket Australia compared Wade’s position to that of legendary Michael Jackson’s anti-gravity lean which he performed in the iconic song ‘Smooth Criminal’.
Wadey, are you ok? Are you ok? Wadey?” the tweet read.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 26, 2019
Australia are currently leading the 2 match series 1-0. New Zealand would be desperate to claim early wicket tomorrow if fancy their chances in the match. Australia have scored 257 for the loss of four wickets at the end of first day’s play. Colin de Grandhomme ended with the best figures of 2 for 48.