Australia declare second innings, New Zealand chase 416

FILE PHOTO: Cricket - Ashes 2019 - Fifth Test - England v Australia - Kia Oval, London, Britain - September 14, 2019 Australia's Marnus Labuschagne in action Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia declared their second inning closed on 217 for two an hour after lunch on the fourth day of the third and final test on Monday, presenting New Zealand with an unlikely victory target of 416.

New Zealand had five runs added to their first innings tally of 251 after Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne was given an official warning for running on the wicket. The hosts lead the three-match series 2-0 after big wins in Perth and Melbourne.

Reporting by Nick Mulvenney, editing by Peter Rutherford