New Zealand players attend a training session in Perth on Tuesday.
Steve Smith hit an attractive unbeaten 89 but David Warner was out for a duck as Australia made 277 for six against a New Zealand XI in a World Cup warm-up on Wednesday.
A sun-drenched day and baking hot temperatures made batting first in the day/night fixture an understandable decision.
In reply, the Blackcaps grittily batted through the final session without losing a wicket, leaving skipper Tom Latham on 26 and Melbourne Test centurion Tom Blundell at 34 in their team's total of 63.
They defeated Banfield 5-3 in a shootout on Sunday after their rivals had scored deep in stoppage time to level the match at 1-1.
The Irish star posted pictures from the deck on Monday, with one looking out at the newly opened Etihad Arena. McGregor makes his long-awaited comeback to the octagon there on Sunday.
Welterweights also man the co-main event slot on Wednesday fight card as Brazilian veteran Warlley Alves faces off with intriguing sophomore Mounir Lazzez. Projected as a potential title contender according to UFC, Alves raced out of the gate to start
UAE’s No.1 golfer Ahmad Skaik is all set to go head-to-head against a selection of the world’s best golfers at this year’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship -- the first Rolex Series event of the 2021 Race to Dubai season -- to be hosted at the iconic Abu Dhabi Golf Club