For New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum it was a grim way to mark his 100th Test. He was in the middle after 38 minutes, much sooner than he would have hoped, and was gone without scoring seven balls later.

Australian captain Steve Smith had no hesitation in deciding to bowl on a green-tinged wicket and was duly rewarded as his bowlers found a good length and utilised the swing and seam movement.
Siddle finished the morning session with two for six off five overs, at one stage bowling three maidens in a row, while Hazlewood had three for 25. Hazlewood struck first in his second over, finding the edge of Tom Latham's bat to give Peter Nevill his first catch of the day behind the stumps.

Nevill also pouched Kane Williamson (16) and Henry Nicholls (8) while Martin Guptill (18) and McCullum were caught in the slips.

The Williamson dismissal was a smart piece of work by the gloveman as the New Zealand master batsman was lured into driving a full Siddle delivery without allowing for it to nip back.

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