Factbox: Australia vs New Zealand – third test

Published 11/25/2015, 5:19 AM EST


REUTERS – Factbox on third test between Australia and New Zealand, which starts in Adelaide on Friday:

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MATCH FACTS

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Nov 27-Dec 1 (Day-night, 0330 GMT start)

Adelaide Oval (capacity 53,500)

Umpires: Richard Illingworth (England), S Ravi (India)

Third umpire: Nigel Llong (England)

Match referee: Roshan Mahanama (Sri Lanka)

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AUSTRALIA

Test ranking: 3

Captain: Steve Smith

Coach: Darren Lehmann

Highest ranked batsman: Smith (2)

Highest ranked bowler: Mitchell Starc (14)

Squad: David Warner, Joe Burns, Shaun Marsh, Smith, Adam Voges, Mitchell Marsh, Peter Nevill (wicketkeeper), Peter Siddle, James Pattinson, Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Steve O’Keefe.

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NEW ZEALAND

Test ranking: 5

Captain: Brendon McCullum

Coach: Mike Hesson

Highest ranked batsman: Kane Williamson (3)

Highest ranked bowler: Trent Boult (6)

Team (likely): Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Williamson, Ross Taylor, McCullum, BJ Watling (wicketkeeper), Doug Bracewell, Mark Craig, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Boult.

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HEAD-TO-HEAD

Test matches played: 54

Australia wins: 28

New Zealand wins: 8

Draws: 18

Tied: 0

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PREVIOUS ADELAIDE TESTS

1974 Australia won by an innings and 57 runs

1987 Match drawn

2004 Australia won by 213 runs

2008 Australia won by an innings and 62 runs

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SERIES

First test – Nov 5-9 – Brisbane – Australia won by 208 runs

Second test – Nov 13-17 – Perth – Match drawn

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(Compiled by Nick Mulvenney, editing by Greg Stutchbury)

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