Australia resumed their innings on day 2 with Marnus Labuschagne not out on 130* and Wade on 22*, Marnus showed his intent straight away charging down in the very first over of day’s play. But New Zealand got the start that they needed as Mathew Wade was bowled out by Somerville in the last ball of very first over of day 2.
Then came Travis Head for company to Labuschagne looked grifty scoring only boundary but gave his wicket to Matt Henry while trying to cut the ball for boundary.
Then Tim Paine joined the Marnus who was already untroubled by bounce and turn and mean while this time Labuschagne converted his hundered into his maiden double century in an unusual way as he edged De Grandhomme to third man for a four to reach his double land mark, then Tim Paine also started like getting into groove but the ball from Grandhomme came out of no where to bowl Tim Paine.
However then Labuschagne fell for 215, when he got a leading edge to Todd Astle, after his wicket there is no much batting left for Australia as New Zealand winded off final five wickets of Australia for just 44 runs, Neil Wagner and De Grandhomme were the pick of the bowlers as both of them picked three wickets each.
With huge amount of total to chase New Zealand got the the start that they needed as the openers batted brilliantly and ended the day without the loss of single wicket for 63 runs.