Snapshot for day two of the third Test

Rob Forsaith

AUSTRALIA v NEW ZEALAND, THIRD TEST, DAY TWO:

Score: Australia 454, New Zealand 0-63

Summary: The hosts resumed at 3-283 with Marnus Labuschagne on 130. Australia's form batsman eventually fell for 215, caught and bowled by legspinner Todd Astle. Labuschagne's maiden double-ton helped put his team in the box seat for another big win. However, NZ dug in and negotiated the final session without too many worries.

Man of the moment: Labuschagne made his fourth century of the Test summer one to remember. The first drop spent 20 minutes on 199, during which batting partner Tim Paine copped a few boos for failing to rotate the strike, but an edge through a vacant slips cordon brought up his most meaningful milestone yet.

Key moment: Paine reviewed Pat Cummins' caught-behind shout, at which point Tom Blundell was on 16 and NZ were 0-41. Third umpire Nigel Llong suggested there wasn't enough evidence to overturn the not-out verdict. Ricky Ponting felt that was the wrong decision, pointing to a faint mark on Hot Spot.

Stat of the day: Labuschagne's mountain of Test runs in 2019-20 now stands at 837. No Australian has ever scored so many runs in a five-Test home summer.

Quote of the day: "Always great to welcome a new member to the test double hundred club. Well batted Marnus." Jason Gillespie, whose final Test innings was an unbeaten 201 as nightwatchman in Bangladesh, on Twitter after Labuschagne's career-best knock.