Australia have struck early by removing Kane Williamson to have New Zealand 2-31 in their bid to pull off a world-record run-chase of 468 in Perth.
The Black Caps are set to have to wait until at least after Christmas in their quest to claim a fourth test victory in Australia.
Liverpool moved 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League after beating Watford 2-0, while second-placed Leicester City were held 1-1 at home by lowly Norwich City
Wanaka's Zoi Sadowski-Synnott is through to the finals of the Air + Style FIS Snowboard World Cup in Beijing, finishing second in her qualifying heat.
The Black Caps have crumbled to just 166 but have a right to feel aggrieved after finding themselves on the wrong end of a DRS shocker.
A devastating spell of late-night bowling from Mitchell Starc has left the Black Caps teetering on the edge of disaster after two days of the first test in Perth.
White Robe Lodge horseman Jack Stewart bagged an early wedding present with some help from an old friend at Wingatui yesterday.
Team Williamson plans to leave it all out on the track in tonight’s Interdominion Trotting Championship final at Alexandra Park.
A tough run in to Christmas looms, but Southern United is viewing that as an opportunity, rather than a road block.
Otago has lost one of its form players but picked up another for the national sevens tournament in Tauranga this weekend.
Otago has its talisman intact and will be looking to start well quickly in the national sevens tournament in Tauranga.