NZ-AUS: Brave✌ Smith Puts AUS In Control

If day 1⃣ was all about McCullum's belligerence💥, day 2⃣ was more about patience from Joe Burns and Steven Smith. Australia resumed the day at 57-1, and soon lost Khawaja to Boult🙆. But Smith and Burns joined hands to form a 289 run partnership to steer Australia to a commanding position. It was not at all easy for the Australians as McCullum came up with some innovative captaincy to test them but they withstood the barrage. Smith was even hit on his head by Neil Wagner😱 but he shook it off to bring up his 💯. Burns and Smith were dismissed late in the day but it won't take the shine✨ off a productive day for the visitors. Australia are 363/4 at stumps, trailing NZ by just 7⃣ runs.

Scorecard: *258