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New Zealand vs Australia LIVE: Cricket score and updates from ICC World Test Championship 2023-25

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Follow live coverage of New Zealand vs Australia from the ICC World Test Championship 2023-25 today.

The ICC Test Championship sees nine teams compete across a two-year cycle of matches before a two-team final decides the winner. The inaugural competition was won by New Zealand after a thrilling victory over India in June 2021.

The 50-over World Cup is far older and has been competed for since back in 1975. Australia are the record winners having run out victorious on five occasions (1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015). England took the 2019 crown after a dramatic Ben Stokes-inspired super-over win over New Zealand at Lord's.

The shortest form of the game sees teams compete in Twenty20. The newest format has been an instant global hit with a number of hugely-lucrative competitions massively popular all over the world. Australia are reigning world champions having taken victory in the 2021 tournament.

Follow all the latest live coverage of today's match in the live blog below:

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:58

New Zealand need 173 runs to win

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:57

64.3

Josh Hazlewood to Daryl Mitchell. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed to deep square leg for no runs, fielded by Head.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:56

64.2

Josh Hazlewood to Daryl Mitchell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for no runs, fielded by Lyon.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:56

64.1

Josh Hazlewood to Daryl Mitchell. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to deep backward point for no runs.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:55

63.6

Nathan Lyon to Will O'Rourke. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:54

63.5

Nathan Lyon to Will O'Rourke. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:52

63.4

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Labuschagne.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:52

63.3

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Khawaja.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:51

63.2

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Head.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:51

63.1

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, to third man for no runs, fielded by Marsh.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:50

62.6

Josh Hazlewood to Will O'Rourke. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot shoulders arms, Left for no runs, fielded by Carey.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:49

62.5

Josh Hazlewood to Will O'Rourke. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left for no runs, fielded by Carey.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:48

62.3

Josh Hazlewood to Daryl Mitchell. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to fine leg for no runs, fielded by Starc.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:47

62.2

Josh Hazlewood to Daryl Mitchell. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Cummins.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:46

62.1

Josh Hazlewood to Daryl Mitchell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:45

61.6

Nathan Lyon to Will O'Rourke. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Hazlewood.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:44

61.5

OUT! Caught. Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump backing away Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, caught by Starc.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:43

61.4

Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Cummins.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:41

61.3

SIX! Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:41

61.2

Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed for no runs, fielded by Carey.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:40

61.1

Nathan Lyon to Tim Southee. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Head.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:39

60.6

Josh Hazlewood to Tim Southee. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot dropped, to point for 1 run, shy attempt by Labuschagne, fielded by Head.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:39

60.5

Josh Hazlewood to Tim Southee. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Marsh.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:37

60.4

OUT! Caught. Josh Hazlewood to Matt Henry. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to second slip, caught by Smith.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:36

60.3

Josh Hazlewood to Matt Henry. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Starc.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:35

60.2

Josh Hazlewood to Matt Henry. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:33

59.6

SIX! Nathan Lyon to Matt Henry. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:32

59.4

FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:31

59.3

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell. Off break length ball, to leg on the back foot Leave, Left for no runs, fielded by Carey.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:31

59.1

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell. Off break length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to leg gully for no runs.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:30

58.6

Cameron Green to Matt Henry. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to fourth slip for no runs, fielded by Marsh.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:29

58.5

Cameron Green to Matt Henry. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by Lyon.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:28

58.4

Cameron Green to Matt Henry. Length ball, to leg on the back foot working, Play and Miss (Leg Side) for no runs, fielded by Carey.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:28

58.3

FOUR! Cameron Green to Matt Henry. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:27

58.2

FOUR! Cameron Green to Matt Henry. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:26

58.1

Cameron Green to Daryl Mitchell. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, hit helmet to fine leg for 1 run, mis-fielded by Khawaja, shy attempt by Smith, fielded by Starc.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:24

57.6

Nathan Lyon to Matt Henry. Off break length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Head.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:23

57.5

Nathan Lyon to Matt Henry. Off break length ball, to leg down the track working, mis-timed to silly mid off for no runs.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:22

57.3

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Labuschagne.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:21

57.1

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Carey.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:20

56.6

Cameron Green to Matt Henry. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Marsh.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:19

56.5

Wide Cameron Green to Matt Henry. Bouncer, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left for 1 run, fielded by Carey.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:18

56.4

Cameron Green to Matt Henry. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left for no runs, fielded by Carey.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:17

56.3

OUT! Caught. Cameron Green to Scott Kuggeleijn. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, Gloved in the air uncontrolled to leg slip, caught by Carey.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:16

56.2

Cameron Green to Scott Kuggeleijn. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed for no runs, mis-fielded by Carey, fielded by Marsh.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:15

56.1

FOUR! Cameron Green to Scott Kuggeleijn. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:14

55.6

Nathan Lyon to Scott Kuggeleijn. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track working, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Starc.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:13

55.5

Nathan Lyon to Scott Kuggeleijn. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed past fine leg for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Carey.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:13

55.4

Nathan Lyon to Scott Kuggeleijn. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to third man for 2 runs.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:12

55.3

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell. Off break length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Labuschagne.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:11

55.2

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, Gloved to leg slip for no runs.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:11

55.1

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Head.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:10

54.6

Cameron Green to Scott Kuggeleijn. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, inside edge to square leg for no runs, fielded by Head.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:09

54.4

Cameron Green to Scott Kuggeleijn. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left for no runs, fielded by Carey.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:08

54.3

Cameron Green to Scott Kuggeleijn. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left for no runs, fielded by Carey.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:07

54.2

Cameron Green to Scott Kuggeleijn. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, thick edge to fourth slip for no runs, fielded by Marsh.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:07

54.1

Cameron Green to Daryl Mitchell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Head.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:02

53.6

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Labuschagne.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:02

53.5

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Smith.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:01

53.4

Nathan Lyon to Scott Kuggeleijn. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Hazlewood.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:01

53.3

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell. Off break length ball, to leg on the back foot working, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to short fine leg for 1 run, mis-fielded by Carey, fielded by Smith.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:00

53.2

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, bottom edge to short leg for no runs, fielded by Head.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 23:00

53.1

Nathan Lyon to Scott Kuggeleijn. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Starc.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:59

52.6

Pat Cummins to Scott Kuggeleijn. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Labuschagne, fielded by Hazlewood.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:58

52.5

Pat Cummins to Scott Kuggeleijn. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge to backward point for no runs, fielded by Lyon.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:57

52.4

FOUR! Pat Cummins to Scott Kuggeleijn. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:56

52.3

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Starc.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:56

52.2

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:55

52.1

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Head.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:54

51.6

Nathan Lyon to Scott Kuggeleijn. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Head.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:53

51.5

Nathan Lyon to Scott Kuggeleijn. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:53

51.3

FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Scott Kuggeleijn. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep backward square leg for 4 runs.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:52

51.2

FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Scott Kuggeleijn. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, mis-timed in the air under control past deep backward square leg for 4 runs.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:51

51.1

Nathan Lyon to Scott Kuggeleijn. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Carey.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:50

50.6

No ball Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler and it was a no ball.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:50

50.6

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left for no runs, fielded by Carey.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:49

50.5

Pat Cummins to Scott Kuggeleijn. Seaming away back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, Gloved in the air uncontrolled to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Starc.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:48

50.4

Pat Cummins to Scott Kuggeleijn. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left for no runs, fielded by Carey.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:48

50.3

Pat Cummins to Scott Kuggeleijn. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left for no runs, fielded by Carey.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:47

50.2

Pat Cummins to Scott Kuggeleijn. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Marsh.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:47

50.1

Pat Cummins to Scott Kuggeleijn. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left for no runs, fielded by Carey.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:45

49.6

Nathan Lyon to Daryl Mitchell. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:45

49.5

Nathan Lyon to Scott Kuggeleijn. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Starc.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:43

49.4

OUT! L.B.W. Nathan Lyon to Glenn Phillips. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, hit pad.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:41

49.3

Nathan Lyon to Glenn Phillips. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Carey.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:40

49.1

Nathan Lyon to Glenn Phillips. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Green.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:39

48.6

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left for no runs, fielded by Carey.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:39

48.5

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Labuschagne.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:38

48.4

Pat Cummins to Glenn Phillips. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Labuschagne.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:37

48.2

Pat Cummins to Glenn Phillips. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to gully for no runs, run save by Green.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:36

48.1

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Starc.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:35

47.6

OUT! Caught. Nathan Lyon to Tom Blundell. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, Gloved in the air uncontrolled to short leg, caught by Head.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:33

47.5

Nathan Lyon to Tom Blundell. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Head.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:33

47.4

Nathan Lyon to Tom Blundell. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Head.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:31

47.3

OUT! Caught. Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, top edge in the air uncontrolled to point, caught by Green.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:30

47.2

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Carey.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:30

47.1

Nathan Lyon to Rachin Ravindra. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for no runs, fielded by Khawaja.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:28

46.6

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Head.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:27

46.4

Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Starc.

New Zealand vs Australia

Saturday 2 March 2024 22:26

46.3

Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed to deep cover for 3 runs, run save by Head, fielded by Labuschagne.

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