Boult looking good for Adelaide - Latham


New Zealand opener Tom Latham is confident fast bowler Trent Boult will be fit for the third Test with Australia after impressing in the nets.

Boult had been a doubt for the final match of the Black Caps' tour following a recurrence of a back injury.

The left-arm quick was not at his best during the opening two Tests as runs flowed, but he remains the tourists' top wicket-taker alongside Mark Craig with six.

"He seemed to be bowling alright, so hopefully he pulls up well tomorrow," Latham told Fox Sports on Wednesday after their latest training session. 

"Obviously that decision will be made as late as possible, but hopefully for our sake he's good to go.

"He was bowling nicely. We'll wait to see how he pulls up in the morning."

New Zealand must win in Adelaide to avoid a series defeat against their closest rivals, while the match is also the first day-night Test and will see the use of a pink ball.

Latham added: "It [the ball] has been good. It's nice during the day, it's just like a normal ball, but I suppose the challenge is going to be when the twilight comes and the lights come on.

"We're going to have a hit under lights tomorrow night and hopefully we can sign off with everything and hopefully we're good to go."