Starc-struck New Zealand slumps to heavy defeat
for long. Taking advantage of an increasingly cracked pitch, Starc hit the shoulder of Raval's bat to gift Lyon the simplest of catches. Williamson was granted some early latitude by Starc and Cummins, but Lyon was in no mood to be quite so charitable. His first ball leapt out of the surface with turn and bounce, clipping the edge onto thigh pad and straight to short leg to leave New Zealand teetering at the interval.
After resumption, the rewards were to be reaped by Starc when Ross Taylor attempted a pull shot and could only edge thinly behind to Paine, and then Lyon fizzed one through to have Latham leg-before.
In weather that remained unpleasantly hot, Paine resorted to the dual amateur spin bowling of Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne. Paine then swung Lyon back into the fray for the final over before tea, and he presented Head with a close-in catch at silly point to get rid of Henry Nicholls. BJ Watling and Colin de Grandhomme only delayed the inevitable but Cummins sent back Grandhomme. The tailenders departed soon and the visitors were out for 171.
Mitchell Starc celebrates with teammates after taking a wicket of a New Zealand batsman on Sunday