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30 Nov, 2022 07:50 (IST)

Result

West Indies in Australia, 2 Test Series, 2022- Match

Australia

598/4

152.4 overs

182/2

37.0 overs
vs

West Indies

283/10

98.2 overs

333/10

110.5 overs

Australia beat West Indies by 164 runs

Perth Stadium, Perth

Right then, that is all we have from what has been a fascinating first Test match of this series. We will now take a trip to the south of Australia as Adelaide Oval awaits for the Pink-ball Test. That game will start on Thursday, December 8 and it promises to be another cracking encounter. The action will start at 9.30 am IST (4 am GMT). Our coverage though starts well in advance. So, do join us for the same. Till then, it's goodbye and cheers!
Pat Cummins, the Australian skipper starts by addressing his injury and says that he is fine and he could bowl but luckily it didn't get that close. Mentions that the boys played well and he is looking forward to the next Test in Adelaide and hopes to be out there on the field but says that they will assess for a couple of days. Adds that on Aussie wickets there could be big partnerships as the wickets could flat out a bit and when he was down the other quicks stepped up and Nathan Lyon just loves to bowl here. On Marnus, he says that he is ridiculous and is a superstar. On Lyon, he says that even when there's not much on offer, he is able to find a way.
Kraigg Brathwaite, the skipper of West Indies says that they are disappointed with the loss but they should commend the batters for the way they fought. Tells that in the first innings they gave away with the bat but they need to think as a bowling group how to go about their business to take 20 wickets in the match. Tells that they wanted to play just normal cricket and then take the game from thereon. Tells that they would have gone for the target had they got a good start but admits that they need to work hard to improve further. Says that the century he scored means a lot to him and he wanted to lead from the front especially as the opening batter. Informs that Roach is suffering a bit with injury and he wants to wait and see how it goes and pick the best XI for the next Test.
Marnus Labuschagne is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for surpassing a century in both innings of the match. He says that the ground is pretty similar to his home ground in Brisbane with a lot of bounce in it. Adds that the first innings was more special as the bounce was like a tennis ball and to get through that was a good feeling. Adds that it was a nice and fiery spell from Alzarri Joseph in the second innings and he just kept hoping around and mentions that it was a good feeling to be able to play well after that no-ball wicket. Mentions that when you come back to Test cricket after a bit of a break, the thing that works best is to play as many balls as possible.
Time for the Presentation..
This victory was the culmination of what Australia did over the course of five days. They were dominant with the bat on Day 1 and after that West Indies were always behind the 8-ball. Marnus Labuschagne scored a double century in the first innings and followed it up with another century in the second one while Smith also scored a double ton in his first outing with the bat. These huge number of runs proved too much for the West Indies in the end but they should be proud of their effort especially with the bat and quite clearly their openers were the biggest positives for them in this game. Windies would be hoping to build on this performance and come up with even better cricket in Adelaide.
The man of the moment, Nathan Lyon is down for a chat. He says that it's a great way to start and to come here at Perth and get a win is wonderful. Adds that they have some of the best players in their ranks and it's a pleasure to play with them. Says that Kraigg Brathwaite batted very well but he was able to find the rough and get him out. Mentions that Cummins seems to be fine and hopes that he will be in shape for the summer. On Marnus Labuschagne, Lyon says that he is an incredible player and has been doing well for the national side for a few years now. Jokingly says that Marnus Labuschagne wants all the players to call him 'baby GOAT,' but Lyon isn't sure about that one yet.
West Indies, on the other hand, showed lot of fight. Not many expected them to take this game so deep into the final day. However, their skipper played a fantastic captain’s knock scoring a century on the way and held the innings together as he got good support from couple of batters. His wicket early in the Day 5 though was a big blow and even though Chase and Joseph put up a brilliant counter-attacking stand for the 8th wicket, it was too much to do for them in the end.
Australia were under a bit of pressure coming into the Day 5 but honestly, they were always favourties to win this one. Lyon started the morning with a bang and got two big wickets of Mayers and Kraigg Brathwaite early. That opened the doors for them and when they got four wickets in the opening session this win was always around the corner. They, however, were made to work very hard in the afternoon session but eventually Head broke the 82-run stand between Joseph and Chase and then Lyon finished things off as he grabbed his 21st five-wicket haul and took 8 wickets in the game which includes six in the final innings. Overall, a convincing bowling performance by the Aussies, especially given the fact that they were missing the services of Cummins with the ball.
It’s a hard-fought victory for the Aussies and they go 1-0 up in this two-match Test series now! West Indies fought hard for four days and they came with hopes of pulling off something special on Day 5 but Australia were just too good for them on this final day. Pat Cummins and his boys now inch closer to that World Test Championship final as they consolidate their top position on the WTC points table.
110.5 W 0

OUT! TIMBER! That's it, Australia have done it! Lovely bit of bowling once again from Nathan Lyon and he ends the innings with 6 wickets in his bag. This is flighted up on a nagging length and around off. Kemar Roach looks to play for the turn and puts out a dead bat at it but the ball goes straight on with the arm and knocks over the top of off stump. Roach departs for a golden duck and Australia win by 164 runs.

Kemar Roach is the last man in.
110.4 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Nathan Lyon has the last laugh here and picks up a brilliant five-wicket haul. Lyon gioves it a bit more air and shortens the length ever so slightly on middle and leg. Roston Chase looks to just heave it aerially and in front of mid-wicket but gets undone in flight and ends up playing it off the inner half of the bat and much squarer. Mitchell Starc from deep mid-wicket rushes in and dives forward to take a good low catch. End of a fighting knock from Chase and Australia are onje wicket away from victory.

110.3 0

On off stump, Chase defends it out.

110.2 0

Nicely bowled! Just pulls back the length a touch and pushes it through quicker around off, Chase looks to block but the ball zips past the outside edge.

110.1 4

FOUR! Lovely timing from Roston Chase. This is tossed up on the leg stump, Chase stands tall and hoicks it over mid-wicket and picks up another boundary off Lyon.

Score after 110 overs : 329/8

Runs Scored

5 Runs

J Seales

5 (22)

R Chase

51 (81)

T Head

8-1-25-2

109.6 0

Wider outside off and touch short. Seales blocks it as he plants his front foot forward towards the ball.

109.5 2

Oh, close! A very full delivery, around off. Seales looks to drive it but gets the inside edge that goes past the stumps for a couple of runs to fine leg.

109.4 1

Flatter and on middle. Chase drives it to long on for a single.

109.3 2

Inside edge but that will do for Roston Chase! Gets to his fifty. Superb knock under pressure. This is tossed up on middle. Chase tries to defend it off the front foot. However, the ball catches the inside edge of his blade and goes just wide of short fine leg and two runs are taken.

109.2 0

Tossed up delivery on off. Chase tries to drive it but the ball goes off the inside half of his blade to the leg side.

109.1 0

Tossed up, on off. Chase drives it firmly back to the bowler.

Score after 109 overs : 324/8

Runs Scored

1 Runs

J Seales

3 (20)

R Chase

48 (77)

N Lyon

42-10-124-4

108.6 0

Tossed up delivery on middle.Seales works it towards the leg side.

108.5 0

On the shorter side, around off. Seales gets across and covers the line of the ball and allows the ball to hit his pads.

108.4 0

Slower through the air on middle. Seales defends it towards the leg side just away from short leg.

108.3 0

Fuller and on middle at 88.8 kph. Seales defends it off the front foot.

108.2 0

Fires it quicker and angles it into leg. Seales works it with soft hands towards the leg side.

108.1 1

Tossed up delivery on off. Chase drills it down the ground for a single.

Score after 108 overs : 323/8

Runs Scored

1 Runs

J Seales

3 (15)

R Chase

47 (76)

T Head

7-1-20-2

107.6 0

Fuller delivery on off. Seales pushes it towards the off side.

107.5 0

Slidling into middle and leg. Seales defends it towards the leg side.

107.4 0

Tossed up delivery on off. Seales drives it back to the bowler.

107.3 1

Full delivery on middle and leg. Chase drives it to long on for a single.

107.2 0

Slower through the air, on off. Chase blocks it solidly off the front foot.

107.1 0

Tossed up, on off. Chase drives it to mid off this time.

Score after 107 overs : 322/8

Runs Scored

2 Runs

J Seales

3 (12)

R Chase

46 (73)

N Lyon

41-10-123-4

106.6 0

Touch shorter and on off. Seales blocks it from his crease.

106.5 2

Angling on the pads this time. Seales clips it to fine leg and comes back for the second run.

106.4 0

This one is pitched, around off and it turns away too. Seales leaves it alone.

106.3 0

Fuller delivery and quicker too. Seales defends it solidly again.

106.2 0

Tossed up, on off. Seales blocks it off the front foot.

106.1 0

On middle and turning away. Seales defends it onto the turf and the ball rolls behind the stumps. Carey picks it and flicks it onto the stumps. No damage done.

Score after 106 overs : 320/8

Runs Scored

4 Runs

J Seales

1 (6)

R Chase

46 (73)

T Head

6-1-19-2

105.6 1

A full toss on the pads. Seales works it to wide of mid on for a single.

105.5 1

Fuller again and outside off. Chase drives it through covers for a single.

105.4 0

This is pushed fuller and outside off. Chase tries to drive it but misses.

105.3 0

Flatter and quicker on off. Chase blocks it off the front foot.

105.2 2

Tossed up and on off. Chase plays a lofted drive and it is hit towards the long on region. He comes back for the second run as the fielder cuts it off.

105.1 0

A flatter delivery on off. Chase blocks it out.

Score after 105 overs : 316/8

Runs Scored

1 Runs

J Seales

0 (5)

R Chase

43 (68)

N Lyon

40-10-121-4

104.6 0

Lyon tosses it up and it is outside off. Seales leaves it alone.

104.5 0

Goes quicker and flatter on off. Seales blocks it out.

104.4 0

Tossed up, outside off. Seales leaves it alone.

104.3 0

Floated up full and around off, Seales leans forward and makes the block.

104.2 0

Tossed up on a length and outside off, Jayden Seales leaves it alone.

104.1 1

On middle, this is swept away hard and along the ground through square leg for a single.

Drinks break! Well, the golden arm of Travis Head has worked wonders for the Aussies who were being thoroughly frustrated with this pair. Alzarri Joseph and Roston Chase were going great guns after the lunch break and both of them took on Nathan Lyon, whacking him over the ropes on multiple occasions and they dealt with the threat of Mitchell Starc as well. The pair put on 82 vaulable runs but now Australia have just two wickets left to take and will, be looking to finish things off here. Also, Jayden Seales walks out to bat.

Score after 104 overs : 315/8

Runs Scored

4 Runs

A Joseph

43 (72)

R Chase

42 (67)

T Head

5-1-15-2

103.6 W 0

OUT! BOWLED! This time he is gone and finally, Australia manage to break this partnership! What an inspired bowling change by Cummins. This is bowled quicker and flatter on off. Joseph tries to defend it and plays for a turn. However, it is again the natural variation of the off-spinner that does the trick as the ball goes straight and beats the outside edge of Joseph's blade. The ball goes onto knock over the stumps and can Australia wrap this match quickly now?

103.5 0

Oh, dropped! This is slower through the air again and outside off. Joseph tries to defend it off the front foot. However, the ball catches the outside edge of his blade. Carey though fails to judge the line of the ball and the ball hits his leg and deflects away. Will it cost Australia?

103.4 0

Tossd up and around off. Alzarri Joseph goes for a big slog across the line but misses.

103.3 0

Tossed up, on off. Alzarri Joseph pushes it to mid off.

103.2 0

On the shorter side again, on middle. Joseph defends it off the inside half of his blade towards the leg side.

103.1 4

FOUR! Poor delivery and punished! Short and wide outside off. Joseph rocks back and cuts it through point for a boundary.

Travis Head (4-1-11-1) is brought back into the attack.

Score after 103 overs : 311/7

Runs Scored

0 Runs

R Chase

42 (67)

A Joseph

39 (66)

J Hazlewood

22-8-52-1

102.6 0

Lands it on a length and Chase is solid in his front foot defence again.

102.5 0

Serves a fullish delivery on middle. Chase flicks it wide of mid on but the fielder moves swiftly to his right and stops it.

102.4 0

Shortish and outside off. Chase makes a good leave again.

102.3 0

Goes fuller and down the leg side. Chase tries to clip it but misses.

102.2 0

Serves it on a length again and outside off. Chase with an easy leave.

102.1 0

On a good length and outside off. Chase leaves it alone.

Score after 102 overs : 311/7

Runs Scored

5 Runs

A Joseph

39 (66)

R Chase

42 (61)

N Lyon

39-10-120-4

101.6 0

Another solid block! Flatter and on off. Joseph gets right behind it to block it.

101.5 0

Fires a quicker delivery on middle. Joseph blocks it out.

101.4 1

On the shorter side, on middle. Chase clips it to square leg for a single.

101.3 4

FOUR! Lovely shot! Tossed up, around off. Chase leans forward and creams it through covers for a boundary.

101.2 0

Slower through the air, on off. Chase with a solid block off the front foot.

101.1 0

Tossed up, on off. Chase drives it towards the off side.

Score after 101 overs : 306/7

Runs Scored

5 Runs

R Chase

37 (57)

A Joseph

39 (64)

J Hazlewood

21-7-52-1

100.6 3

Serves a fullish delivery on the pads. Chase flicks it through mid-wicket. Cummins runs behind it and he does not look comfortable there but manages to stop it inside the ropes. Three taken.

100.5 0

Lands it on a length, on middle. Chase blocks it from his crease.

100.4 0

Serves a length delivery and outside off. Chase leaves it alone.

100.3 0

Just short! On a good length and around off. The ball seams away a bit and catches the outside edge of the blade of Chase as he tries to defend it. The ball goes off the thick outside edge and falls just short of widish third slip.

100.2 2

Goes fuller and on the pads. Chase flicks it to fine leg for a couple.

100.1 0

Angles a length delivery on off. Chase defends it towards the leg side.

Score after 100 overs : 301/7

Runs Scored

11 Runs

A Joseph

39 (64)

R Chase

32 (51)

N Lyon

38-10-115-4

99.6 0

Shouts of 'catch it,' but there's no one there. Quicker one around off, Alzarri Joseph looks to defend off the front foot but gets na inside edge off the pads towards silly point but the man had already been taken out from there.

99.5 4

FOUR! Nicely deflected! A tad shorter and turning in from middle, Alzarri Joseph goes on the back foot and looks to just nudge it down but ends up tickling it towards fine leg. David Warner chases after it but the ball wins the race. The 300 is also up for West Indies!

99.4 0

Flatter delivery around off, Joseph strides forward but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

99.3 6

SIX! Up, up and over! Nicely tossed up on off stump, Alzarri Joseph plays it with the turn and whacks it high and handsome over the man at long on for a maximum.

99.2 0

Keeps it full and on off stump, Alzarri Joseph pushes it towards mid off.

99.1 1

Tossed up full and on middle, Roston Chase drives it through wide mid on and picks up a single.

Score after 99 overs : 290/7

Runs Scored

3 Runs

A Joseph

29 (59)

R Chase

31 (50)

J Hazlewood

20-7-47-1

98.6 0

Good length around middle, this is defended back onto the deck.

98.5 0

A short ball now over middle with not much pace behind it. Joseph has ample time to duck under it.

98.4 0

This is angled into middle and leg, Jospeh stays on the back foot and nudges it onto the leg side.

98.3 0

Length again, around off stump, Alzarri Joseph just dabs it towards backward point and looks for one but his partner denies the run.

98.2 0

Around the top of off, Joseph pushes it out on the off side.

98.1 3

Good length on middle and leg, Roston Chase works it off his legs and through square leg. The fielder from fine leg runs around to his left but the batters are able to pick up three runs.

Score after 98 overs : 287/7

Runs Scored

15 Runs

A Joseph

29 (54)

R Chase

28 (49)

N Lyon

37-10-104-4

97.6 0

Shorter and around off, Alzarri Joseph keeps it out on the off side.

97.5 0

On a length and turning down leg, left alone by Joseph.

97.4 6

SIX! BANG! These two batters having a bit of fun out there in the middle now. Lyon tosses it up from around the wicket and on middle, Alzarri Joseph slogs it over the wide long on fence for a biggie.

97.3 2

Nicely done. This is a tad shorter and around off, turning in, Alzarri Joseph plays it late and edges it down towards third man for a couple of runs.

97.2 1

Flatter one around off, this is pushed away towards cover for a single.

97.1 6

SIX! All the way! Tossed up around middle, Roston Chase just frees his arms and swings through the line of the ball smoking it over the long on fence for a maximum.

Score after 97 overs : 272/7

Runs Scored

1 Runs

A Joseph

21 (50)

R Chase

21 (47)

M Starc

23-4-65-1

96.6 0

This is pitched up on middle and leg, Alzarri Joseph punches it back to the bowler.

96.5 0

A solid bumper now over the stumps but Alzarri Joseph is able to duck under it with ease.

96.4 0

Good length around middle and leg, this is dabbed down towards mid-wicket by Joseph.

96.3 0

Around the top of off and at 141.3 clicks, Joseph taps it out towards point.

96.2 1

Fuller and angled into middle stump, Roston Chase gets an inside edge through square leg and rotates the strike.

96.1 0

Shorter and just angling down leg, this one shoots up off the deck as Alex Carey makes a good take flying to his left.

Score after 96 overs : 271/7

Runs Scored

4 Runs

A Joseph

21 (46)

R Chase

20 (45)

N Lyon

36-10-89-4

95.6 4

FOUR! Overpitched and punished. This is tossed up outside off, Alzarri Joseph leans into it and drives it firmly through extra cover for a boundary.

95.5 0

On a length and turning into off stump, Alzarri Joseph makes another easy block.

95.4 0

Tossed up a bit wide of the off stump and Joseph doesn't play at it.

95.3 0

Drags back the length and bowls it around off, Joseph pushes back and keeps it out.

95.2 0

Tossed up full and around off, Alzarri Joseph strides out to defend.

95.1 0

Shorter and slower through the air, turning into middle, Jospeh solidly blocks it out.

Score after 95 overs : 267/7

Runs Scored

4 Runs

R Chase

20 (45)

A Joseph

17 (40)

M Starc

22-4-64-1

94.6 0

Good length on off stump, Chase defends it out on the on side.

94.5 0

Short of a length and at the body, Chase hops to defend but misses and gets hit around the thigh pad.

94.4 0

An attempted short ball at the body but just angles down the leg side. Roston Chase moves away from the line of the ball.

94.3 0

Full and angling into middle, this is flicked away towards mid-wicket.

94.2 0

Good length in that channel around off, left alone by Chase.

94.1 4

FOUR! Too full and too straight from Starc, Roston Chase just clips it off his legs and through mid-wicket for a boundary.

Score after 94 overs : 263/7

Runs Scored

1 Runs

A Joseph

17 (40)

R Chase

16 (39)

N Lyon

35-10-85-4

93.6 0

Pushed through quicker and fuller outside off, Alzarri Joseph lets it through to the keeper.

93.5 0

Fullish delivery around middle, Joseph blocks it out on the leg side.

93.4 0

Floated up around off stump, Joseph just blocks it out.

93.3 1

Tossed up around middle, this is worked away well in front of mid-wicket for a single.

93.2 0

Loops it up a bit and serves it full on middle, Chase drives it right back at the bowler.

93.1 0

Nagging length, turning in sharply from around off. Roston Chase gets right behind the line of the ball to make the block.

Score after 93 overs : 262/7

Runs Scored

1 Runs

A Joseph

17 (37)

R Chase

15 (36)

M Starc

21-4-60-1

92.6 0

Goes for the bouncer now, over off stump and Joseph ducks under it well.

92.5 0

Just a bit of noise but not off the bat. This is full again, on the fifth stump line and angling in. Alzarri Joseph looks for the booming cover drive but gets beaten past the outside edge.

92.4 0

Fuller and angling into the stumps, Joseph stays solid in defense.

92.3 0

A bumper now around off stump and delivered at a good height as well. Alzarri Joseph ducks under it.

92.2 0

Good length, around the top of off and caressed away towards cover.

92.1 1

Starc comes from around the wicket and angles it on a good length from outside off. Roston Chase stays back and dabs it down through backward point for a run.

Score after 92 overs : 261/7

Runs Scored

3 Runs

A Joseph

17 (32)

R Chase

14 (35)

N Lyon

34-10-84-4

91.6 0

Tossed up outside off, left alone for the keeper to collect.

91.5 2

Nicely bowled and somewhat nicely played as well. Flighted delivery, on a length and outside off. This one grips a bit and Alzarri Joseph does well to ride the bounce and nudge it past first slip for a couple of runs.

91.4 0

Nagging length, drifted onto middle and leg, Joseph watchfully blocks it out.

91.3 0

Pushed a bit wider of off stump, Joseph keeps it out on the off side.

91.2 1

Flatter delivery around off, this is pushed off the back foot in front of silly point for a run.

91.1 0

Toses it up first up, on a shorter length and spinning into middle. Roston Chase hops on the back foot to keep this one out.

Nathan Lyon to start from the other end. Four wickets for the off-spinner so far and it's a great chance for him to grab his 21st five-wicket haul in Test cricket.

Score after 91 overs : 258/7

Runs Scored

0 Runs

A Joseph

15 (28)

R Chase

13 (33)

M Starc

20-4-59-1

90.6 0

Beaten! Half an appeal for caught behind and they have a chat about it but decide against reviewing it. On a length and angling into off stump, Joseph looks to block but the ball straightens and beats the outside edge.

90.5 0

Starc switches to around the wicket now and angles in a fullish delivery into off stump. Alzarri Joseph solidly blocks it off the front foot.

90.4 0

A length ball now, pushed well across the batter and Jospeh lets it through to the keeper.

90.3 0

Full and wide at 141.6 clicks, this is squeezed out towards point.

90.2 0

A touch fuller and wider of the off stump, Alzarri Joseph has a feel for it but leaves it alone. The ball stays a bit low on its way to the keeper.

90.1 0

Lovely start from Mitchell Starc. A cross-seamer this, full and slanted across the right-hander. The ball just zips off the deck and zips past the outside edge of Joseph's bat.

We are all set for the second sesion of Day 5! It could well turn out to be the final session of this Test match. Australian players make their way out to the middle in a hope to wrap this one up quickly. Roston Chase and Alzarri Joseph also stride out to the middle now to resume their innings. Mitchell Starc to start with the ball. Here we go...
… DAY 5, SESSION 2 …
Right then, just 3 wickets in hand and still 64 overs left to fend off. Things aren't looking anywhere as bright for West Indies as they looked when they headed into the dressing room at the end of Day 4. Skipper Kraigg Brathwaite seemed like the only one to offer resistance as Kyle Mayers fell early in the day. This opened the floodgates and the skipper couldn't hang around either. Roston Chase and Alzarri Joseph both capable of wielding a willow are at the crease but it would be very hopeful to expect them to keep this Aussie attack at bay for two more sessions. Will we see a quick finish to the game after the break? Or will West Indies just frustrate the Aussies a bit more? Find out soon as the post-lunch session starts at 10.30 am IST (5 am GMT).
The big question at the end of Day 4 was not necessarily if but when the Aussies decided to press the issue and well, they didn't waste much time. With still a fair few overs left for the second new ball, Pat Cummins trusted his most experienced bowler Nathan Lyon to take advantage of a Day 5 pitch, and boy didn't he repay every penny. Lyon was spot on with his change of pace and length as well and picked up 2 out of the 4 wickets that fell in this session, the most important one being that of the Windies skipper. Australia can sense victory here and will look to wrap things up soon after the interval.

Score after 90 overs : 258/7

Runs Scored

7 Runs

A Joseph

15 (22)

R Chase

13 (33)

N Lyon

33-10-81-4

89.6 1

Flatter and quicker on middle. Alzarri Joseph works it to square leg and takes a single. That shall be Lunch on Day 5!

89.5 0

Turning into middle and leg. Touch shorter and Joseph gets hit on the thigh pad as he tries to work it towards the leg side.

89.4 0

Quicker and flatter around off. Joseph defends it towards the off side with soft hands.

89.3 6

SIX! SHOT! Hits it long way into the stands! Tossed up, on off. Joseph slog-sweeps and connects it quite well this time as he hits it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.

89.2 0

Touch shorter and on off. Joseph defends it nicely.

89.1 0

A flatter delivery on middle. Joseph blocks it out.

Score after 89 overs : 251/7

Runs Scored

3 Runs

A Joseph

8 (16)

R Chase

13 (33)

C Green

13-2-45-0

88.6 1

On the shorter side, on off. Alzarri Joseph punches it to covers for a single.

88.6 nb 1

NO BALL! Short delivery again on middle and too high this time as Alzarri Joseph ducks under it again. The umpire calls it wide first for height but then it was found out that Green has overstepped so, it is a No Ball.

88.5 0

Green bangs it short and on middle and leg. Joseph easily ducks under it.

88.4 1

Bowls it fuller and on middle. Chase works it to mid-wicket for a single.

88.3 0

Back of a length and around off. Chase hops and tries to defend it but gets beaten on the outside edge.

88.2 0

Lands on a length, on off. Chase fends it solidly again.

88.1 0

A fullish delivery on off. Chase blocks it off the front foot.

Score after 88 overs : 248/7

Runs Scored

5 Runs

R Chase

12 (29)

A Joseph

7 (13)

N Lyon

32-10-74-4

87.6 1

Flatter and around off. Chase punches it to covers for a single.

87.5 3

Pitches it on middle and it turns into leg. Alzarri Joseph works it to deep backward square leg and takes three.

87.4 0

Turning into middle at a quicker pace again. Alzarri Joseph defends it off the front foot.

87.3 0

Touch shorter and quicker on off. Alzarri Joseph blocks it out.

87.2 0

Oh, Joseph goes for a big hit here! Tossed up, around off. Joseph decides to go for a big slog-sweep but gets the inside edge onto his pads.

87.1 1

Shorter in length and quicker on middle. Chase works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Nathan Lyon (31-10-69-4) is back on.

Score after 87 overs : 243/7

Runs Scored

3 Runs

R Chase

10 (27)

A Joseph

4 (9)

J Hazlewood

19-7-44-1

86.6 1

Shortish delivery on off. Chase rides the bounce and defends it towards the off side for a single.

86.5 0

On a good length, on off. Chase blocks it off the front foot.

86.4 0

Bowls it short and angling on middle and leg. Chase ducks under it comfortably.

86.3 0

On a good length and around off. Chase with a good leave this time.

86.2 0

Serves a fullish delivery that shapes away a tad. Chase drives it to covers.

86.1 2

On a good length, on middle. Chase works it through mid-wicket for a couple.

Score after 86 overs : 240/7

Runs Scored

7 Runs

A Joseph

4 (9)

R Chase

7 (21)

M Starc

19-3-59-1

85.6 4

FOUR! Cracking shot! Starc with an overpitched delivery, around off. Joseph leans forward and creams it through covers for a boundary.

85.5 b 2

TWO BYES! Serves a fullish delivery that shapes down the leg side. Carey behind the stumps fails to collect it cleanly as he ball deflects off his gloves towards the fine leg region. Two byes taken.

85.4 0

Bangs it short and on middle. Alzarri Joseph ducks under it.

85.3 0

Bowls a very full delivery on middle. Alzarri Joseph blocks it out.

85.2 0

Oh, what a ripper! Starc bowls a pacy good-length delivery on off. The ball shapes into him and Jospeh is very late to react as the ball zips between his bat and pad as the ball goes just over the stumps.

85.1 1

On a length, on off at 139 clicks. Chase defends it to mid off for a single.

Score after 85 overs : 233/7

Runs Scored

0 Runs

A Joseph

0 (4)

R Chase

6 (20)

J Hazlewood

18-7-41-1

84.6 0

Bangs it short and on middle. Alzarri Joseph ducks under it. A maiden-wicket from Josh Hazlewood!

84.5 0

Serves a good-length delivery, outside off. Joseph leaves it alone.

84.4 0

Back of a length, on off. Joseph blocks it solidly from his crease.

84.3 0

In that channel around off again. The ball shapes away and beats the outside edge of Alzarri Joseph's blade as he tries to defend it.

Alzarri Joseph is the new man in.
84.2 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! Josh Hazlewood strikes and Joshua Da Silva after playing some good shots has to make his way back to the pavilion. Australia now are just three wickets away from sealing this game. Just short of good length and around off. Joshua Da Silva tries to punch it away from his body as the ball nips away a bit. It catches the outside edge and goes straight into the hands of Usman Khawaja at third slip. Much-deserved wicket for Josh Hazlewood and he looks a relieved man.

84.1 0

A good-length delivery and outside off. Joshua Da Silva leaves it alone. Not much bounce there.

Score after 84 overs : 233/6

Runs Scored

5 Runs

Da Silva

12 (36)

R Chase

6 (20)

M Starc

18-3-54-1

83.6 1

Inswinger again, on middle and Joshua Da Silva flicks it to fine leg for a single.

83.5 0

Starc bowls it on the shortish length, around off. Joshua Da Silva tries to pull it but misses.

83.4 0

Drives this full delivery on off again firmly but this time to mid off. Joshua Da Silva is looking much more assured in this innings than he was in the first one.

83.3 0

Pulls his length back slightly and it is around off. Joshua Da Silva makes a good leave.

83.2 4

FOUR! Nice shot! Overpitched delivery, shaping into off. Joshua Da Silva though shows the full face of his blade and drives it past mid off for a boundary.

83.1 0

Lovely inswinging full delivery, on middle. Joshua Da Silva just about manages to drive it back to the bowler.

Score after 83 overs : 228/6

Runs Scored

0 Runs

R Chase

6 (20)

Da Silva

7 (30)

J Hazlewood

17-6-41-0

82.6 0

On a length, on off. Chase with a solid block from his crease.

82.5 0

Oh, lovely delivery! Bowls another good-length delivery, around off. The ball seams away and Chase gets beaten as he tries to defend it.

82.4 0

Serves a good-length delivery, outside off. The ball shapes away a bit and Chase leaves it.

82.3 0

Bowls a fullish delivery on off. Chase defends it solidly again back to the bowler.

82.2 0

Back of a length, on off. Chase gets right behind it and blocks it out.

82.1 0

Serves a good-length delivery, outside off. Chase makes a good leave.

Score after 82 overs : 228/6

Runs Scored

3 Runs

Da Silva

7 (30)

R Chase

6 (14)

M Starc

17-3-49-1

81.6 0

Well left! Length ball, close to the off pole and at 141.3 clicks. Joshua Da Silva watches it closely and leaves it on line.

81.5 0

Goes full and wide now, very wide and at 142.3 clicks. Joshua Da Silva looks to reach out and drive it square but is well beaten.

81.4 0

Full again and attacking middle stump, Joshua Da Silva hits it firmly towards mid on.

81.3 1

Full and angling into leg stump, this is clipped away behind square on the leg side for one more.

81.2 lb 1

A bit too straight from Starc, full and down leg, flicked down to fine leg for a single. The ball came off the pads of Da Silva and a leg bye is signalled.

81.1 1

The new ball does shape back a bit. Starc starts off with a fuller one on middle and this one swings back in late. Roston Chase works it away through mid-wicket for one.

Second new ball has been taken! So, this will be now tougher for the Windies batters. Mitchell Starc is ready with the red cherry. Here we go...

Score after 81 overs : 225/6

Runs Scored

3 Runs

Da Silva

7 (26)

R Chase

4 (12)

T Head

4-1-11-1

80.6 2

Shortens the length now and Joshua Da Silva punches it off the back foot through the cover region and picks up a couple of runs.

80.5 1

Tossed up around off, this is eased away towards cover for a single.

80.4 0

Half an appeal for lbw but nothing is given. On a length and outside off, turning in. Chase just pads it away.

80.3 0

Beaten! Head serves this one a bit fuller and looks to turn it into the off pole. Roston Chase strides out to defend but the ball just holds its line and goes past the outside edge.

80.2 0

Full and straight, Chase flicks it in front of the man at mid-wicket who makes a good diving stop.

80.1 0

Nicely tossed up, a bit fuller and on off, Chase leans forward to defend.

Second new ball is available now! Australia though have decided to continue with the off-spin of Travis Head .

Score after 80 overs : 222/6

Runs Scored

4 Runs

R Chase

3 (7)

Da Silva

5 (25)

N Lyon

31-10-69-4

79.6 1

Shorter and around middle, this is forced off the back foot and through mid-wicket for a single.

79.5 0

Nagging length, close to the off stump and turning in. Chase gets on the back foot and nudges it onto the leg side.

79.4 0

Flighted, around off, Roston Chase defends it off the front foot.

79.3 3

This is short and wide, Joshua Da Silva has enough time to rock back and cut it past point. Mitchell Starc from backward point gives chase as the batters come back for an easy third run.

79.2 0

Shortens the length a bit and turns it into middle and leg, this is played off the back foot and towards mid-wicket.

79.1 0

Turning it onto middle, Joshua Da Silva pushes it back to the bowler.

Score after 79 overs : 218/6

Runs Scored

2 Runs

R Chase

2 (4)

Da Silva

2 (22)

T Head

3-1-8-1

78.6 2

Floated up, full and outside off, this is driven through covers for a couple of runs.

78.5 0

This is fuller and outside off, Chase puts a stride forward and lets it through to the keeper.

78.4 0

Tosses it up now around off, Roston Chase makes yet another leave.

78.3 0

Very full and outside off yet again, Chase doesn't play at it.

Roston Chase walks out to the middle.
78.2 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Oh, what a ripper of a catch from Steven Smith! Travis Head gives it a nice loop and bowls it full and wide. Jason Holder reaches out and throws his hands at it, looking to go over covers. Holder is unable to reach the pitch of the ball and gets an outside edge. Alex Carey moves to his right but the ball beats him. Smith though who is almost unsighted at first slip, just puts a reflex dive down to his left and grabs it with both hands. West Indies are going down in a hurry here.

78.1 0

Play and a miss! Travis Head tosses it up first up, full and well outside off, the expansive drive is induced but Jason Holder gets beaten past the outside edge.

Travis Head is into the attack. Two overs for 6 runs and one maiden to go with it.

Score after 78 overs : 216/5

Runs Scored

0 Runs

Da Silva

2 (22)

J Holder

3 (33)

N Lyon

30-10-65-4

77.6 0

On the shorter side and turning into middle. Joshua Da Silva goes back and works it with soft hands towards short fine leg.

77.5 0

Quicker one on off stump, Da Silva does well to keep it out.

77.4 0

Tossed up on middle, Joshua Da Silva defends it back to the bowler.

77.3 0

A tad shorter, Da Silva nudges it down on the leg side.

77.2 0

on a length and turning into off stump, Da Silva blocks it out.

77.1 0

What happened here? The Aussies appeal for a catch but they are just playing a bit that's all. Lovely delivery from Lyon though. Nagging length close to the off stump and this one goes straight on. Joshua Da Silva looks to play it off the back foot but gets beaten past the outside edge. The ball pops up off Carey's glove and it is grabbed on by the man at leg slip.

Drinks break. Australia have taken significant steps towards a much-deserved victory in this game. Nathan Lyon has shown yet again why he is one of the best off spinners in world cricket right now and has got both the overnight batters which has put Windies on the back foot now. The second new ball is now just three overs away and Aussies will fancy their chances of getting few more wickets quickly with that new ball. However, Holder and Joshua Da Silva are capable batters and they are probably the final hope for West Indies in this Test match. Can they fight it out? Let's find out.

Score after 77 overs : 216/5

Runs Scored

0 Runs

J Holder

3 (33)

Da Silva

2 (16)

C Green

12-2-42-0

76.6 0

Top of the off stump line and angling in, Jason Holder stays solid in defense.

76.5 0

Fullish length around off, Holder makes an assured leave.

76.4 0

Green goes for the bumper and bangs it in over the stumps, Jason Holder ducks under it well.

76.3 0

Good length on off, this is punched out towards cover.

76.2 0

Goes wide of the crease now and angles it in from outside off, Holder leaves it alone.

76.1 0

Length ball around the top of off stump, Jason Holder solidly blocks it out. The umpire just having a chat with Cameron Green regarding his follow-through as he went into the danger area and has also received an official warning.

Score after 76 overs : 216/5

Runs Scored

2 Runs

Da Silva

2 (16)

J Holder

3 (27)

N Lyon

29-9-65-4

75.6 0

Nagging length, turning into middle, Da Silva keeps it out.

75.5 0

Drags back the length now and slows it up a touch. This one turns in from around off and Joshua Da Silva does well to defend it off the back foot.

75.4 1

Floated up, on middle and leg, Jason Holder leans on and eases it down to long on for one more.

75.3 1

This is tossed up full and around off, Joshua Da Silva smears it away towards extra cover and picks up a single.

75.2 0

Flighted delivery, full and around off, Da Silva plays it with soft hands and past the man at silly point.

75.1 0

Nicely drifted onto middle and off, Joshua Da Silva strides out to make the block.

Score after 75 overs : 214/5

Runs Scored

0 Runs

J Holder

2 (26)

Da Silva

1 (11)

C Green

11-1-42-0

74.6 0

Fraction shorter and well outside off, this is left alone for the keeper to collect.

74.5 0

Good length around off stump, Holder makes a leave.

74.4 0

Almost gets chopped on! Back of a length and over off stump, Jason Holder gets pushed onto the back foot and gets an inside edge that goes past the stumps.

74.3 0

A length ball, just angling down leg and Holder looks to tickle it fine but misses.

74.2 0

This is fuller and straighter from Green, Holder drives it towards mid on.

74.1 0

On a good length and around middle, Holder tucks it straight to mid-wicket and calls for 'no.'

Cameron Green is into the attack now. He bowled 10 overs for 42 runs on Day 4.

Score after 74 overs : 214/5

Runs Scored

0 Runs

Da Silva

1 (11)

J Holder

2 (20)

N Lyon

28-9-63-4

73.6 0

Tossed up, on a length and around middle, kept out. Maiden!

73.5 0

Quicker and flatter around off, Joshua Da Silva goes on the back foot to keep this one out.

73.4 0

Flatter one on off stump, it is well blocked.

73.3 0

Floats it up a bit now and on off stump, Joshua Da Silva tentatively defends it back to the bowler.

73.2 0

A tad quicker and closer to the off pole, Da Silva nudges it in front of the man at silly point.

73.1 0

Tossed up on a nagging length and outside off, Joshua Da Silva presses forward well and blocks it out.

Score after 73 overs : 214/5

Runs Scored

2 Runs

Da Silva

1 (5)

J Holder

2 (20)

J Hazlewood

16-5-41-0

72.6 1

This is shorter and at the body, Joshua Da Silva pulls it down towards mid-wicket and picks up a single.

72.5 0

On a hard length and outside off, Da Silva chops it in front of point.

72.4 0

Pitches it up now on off stump, Joshua Da Silva pushes it out on the off side.

72.3 1

Close but not close enough! On a good length, close to the off pole and just holding its line. Holder edges it down towards the point region and sets off for the single. Marnus Labuschagne runs around to his left and scores a direct hit at the bowler's end. Holder seemed to be struggling a bit but the replays show that his long reach saved him.

72.2 0

Good length around off, nipping back in off the deck. Jason Holder looks to block it on the leg side but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

72.1 0

Fullish length, around off stump, Jason Holder shoulders arms.

Score after 72 overs : 212/5

Runs Scored

0 Runs

Da Silva

0 (2)

J Holder

1 (17)

N Lyon

27-8-63-4

71.6 0

Lovely loopy delivery, outside off. Joshua Da Silva takes a stride forward and leaves it alone. Brilliant over from Lyon.

71.5 0

On the shorter side and turning into middle. Joshua Da Silva gets an inside edge onto his pads as he tries to defend it.

Joshua Da Silva walks out to bat now.
71.4 W 0

OUT! BOWLED! That's a killer blow from Nathan Lyon! This might well open the floodgates for Australia! Big, big wicket and Kraigg Brathwaite's stellar knock comes to an end. Lyon has beautifully changed his pace this morning. Bowls it touch short this time and around off. It is at good pace at 98 kph and turns in sharply. Kraigg Brathwaite is neither forwrad nor back and ends up getting an inside edge as he tries to push it towards the off side. The ball knocks over the stumps and West Indies now need something special to save this match.

71.3 0

A flatter delivery on off. Kraigg Brathwaite blocks it out.

71.2 0

A fuller delivery on middle and leg. Kraigg Brathwaite sweeps it behind square on the leg side.

71.1 0

Tossed up delivery on off. It is turning in and Kraigg Brathwaite gets an inside edge as he tries to defend it.

Score after 71 overs : 212/4

Runs Scored

0 Runs

J Holder

1 (17)

K Brathwaite

110 (184)

J Hazlewood

15-5-39-0

70.6 0

On the shorter side and outside off. Holder leaves it alone. Maiden from Josh Hazlewood.

70.5 0

A length delivery on off at 129.1 kph. Holder fends it with soft hands towards the off side.

70.4 0

On a good length, on middle. Holder defends it towards the leg side.

70.3 0

Bangs it short and it is around leg. Holder ducks under it.

70.2 0

Fullish delivery and on middle. Holder blocks it out solidly.

70.1 0

Back of a length and around off. Holder dabs it towards the point region.

Score after 70 overs : 212/4

Runs Scored

4 Runs

K Brathwaite

110 (184)

J Holder

1 (11)

N Lyon

26-7-63-3

69.6 4

FOUR! Over the top! This is tossed up, outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite reaches the pitch of the ball and slams it down the ground for a boundary.

69.5 0

Flighted delivery again, on off. Kraigg Brathwaite drives it to covers this time.

69.4 0

Pushes it quicker and flatter on off. Kraigg Brathwaite blocks it out.

69.3 0

Tossed up delivery on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite blocks it out.

69.2 0

Touch shorter and it turns again into middle. Kraigg Brathwaite defends it just uppishly but well short of short leg.

69.1 0

Turning into middle from off. Kraigg Brathwaite defends it towards the leg side.

Score after 69 overs : 208/4

Runs Scored

0 Runs

J Holder

1 (11)

K Brathwaite

106 (178)

J Hazlewood

14-4-39-0

68.6 0

Another watchful leave. This is good they just need to be patient here! Josh Hazlewood serves a good-length delivery and outside off. Holder lets it go again.

68.5 0

On a good length and around off at 137.8 kph. Holder leaves it alone.

68.4 0

Bowls a fullish delivery, outside off. Holder drives it off the outside half of his blade to point.

68.3 0

Lands it on a good length and outside off. Holder lets it go carefully.

68.2 0

Serves a fullish delivery on off. Bit of shape into the batter and Holder drives it to mid off.

68.1 0

Back of a length, on off. Holder works it to mid-wicket.

Score after 68 overs : 208/4

Runs Scored

1 Runs

J Holder

1 (5)

K Brathwaite

106 (178)

N Lyon

25-7-59-3

67.6 1

Tosses this one up on off. Holder leans forward and works it to long on for a single. He is off the mark!

67.5 0

Bowls it quicker and flatter delivery on off. Holder blocks it from his crease.

67.4 0

Pitches it on off and it turns in again. Holder defends it with soft hands again.

67.3 0

Shortish delivery on off and turning in. Holder blocks it off the back foot.

67.2 0

Tossed up, on off. Holder fends it off the front foot.

Jason Holder is the new man in.
67.1 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! Nathan Lyon strikes and Australia have an early wicket! He should have got Mayers off his first delivery of the day but Aussies didn't opt for a review at that time but luckily for them, it has not cost much. Lovely loopy delivery that pitches just short of full length angling from 'round the wicket. Mayers pushes forward to defend it. However, the ball turns and catches the outside edge of his blade. The ball goes right of Smith at first slip and he takes a fine catch here. West Indies need to tighten up!

Score after 67 overs : 207/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

K Brathwaite

106 (178)

K Mayers

10 (21)

M Starc

16-3-47-1

66.6 0

Loose shot! Angles a length delivery, outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite pushes at it away from his body and gets beaten.

66.5 0

A fullish delivery around off. Kraigg Brathwaite leans forward and drives it to covers.

66.4 0

Short delivery and angling into off from 'round the wicket. Kraigg Brathwaite rides the bounce and blocks it out.

66.3 1

Goes fuller and on middle. Mayers drives it off the inside half of his blade towards mid-wicket for a single.

66.2 0

Serves a length delivery on off and Mayers just punches it on the up to the cover fielder.

66.1 0

Back of a length and around off. Mayers goes for a big pull shot but misses it.

Score after 66 overs : 206/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

K Brathwaite

106 (175)

K Mayers

9 (18)

N Lyon

24-7-58-2

65.6 0

Goes fuller and on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite defends it towards the leg side.

65.5 0

Tossed up on middle and leg. Kraigg Brathwaite works it towards the leg side.

65.4 0

Fires a quicker delivery at 100 kph. Kraigg Brathwaite blocks it back to the bowler.

65.3 0

Pushes it quicker on off. Kraigg Brathwaite blocks it out.

65.2 4

FOUR! An outside edge but between the slip fielder and the keeper. This is natural variation of an off-spinner again. Shortish length on off. Kraigg Brathwaite goes back and tries to defend it expecting that it will turn. However, it doesn't and the ball catches the outside edge of his blade that runs away from the fielder at first slip towards the third man fence.

65.1 0

Pitches it on middle and turns it into leg. Kraigg Brathwaite defends it with soft hands towards the leg side.

Score after 65 overs : 202/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

K Mayers

9 (18)

K Brathwaite

102 (169)

M Starc

15-3-46-1

64.6 0

A fullish delivery from Starc angling into middle. Mayers flicks it nicely again but straight to mid-wicket.

64.5 0

Back of a length and around off. Mayers stays deep in his crease and punches it to point. Mayers is looking pretty solid so far.

64.4 0

A fullish delivery, around off. Mayers drives it to covers this time.

64.3 0

Touch shorter and outside off. Mayers leaves it alone carefully.

64.2 4

FOUR! Good confident shot from Mayers! Overpitched delivery, on off. Mayers leans forward and creams it through covers for a lovely boundary. 200 up for West Indies!

64.1 1

A fullish delivery, on off. Kraigg Brathwaite drives it to covers for a single.

Score after 64 overs : 197/3

Runs Scored

0 Runs

K Mayers

5 (13)

K Brathwaite

101 (168)

N Lyon

23-7-54-2

63.6 0

An LBW appeal but clearly an inside edge there! He slides this delivery into middle again. Mayers tries to defend it but gets the inside edge onto his pads.

63.5 0

Flighted delivery again, on off. Mayers leans forward and defends it again.

63.4 0

Slower through the air, on middle. Mayers blocks it off the front foot.

63.3 0

Quicker and flatter on off. Mayers defends it towards the off side this time.

63.2 0

Touch shorter and angling into middle. Mayers goes back and defends it towards left of the bowler.

63.1 0

Tossed up on middle and sliding on leg. Mayers tries to defend it but misses and gets hit on the pads. There is a big appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Going down leg!

Nathan Lyon to start from the other end.

Score after 63 overs : 197/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

K Brathwaite

101 (168)

K Mayers

5 (7)

M Starc

14-3-41-1

62.6 0

Angles a shortish delivery on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite blocks it out. Good positive start from the Windies.

62.5 0

Switches to 'round the wicket and lands a length delivery angling into off. It bounces a bit extra but Kraigg Brathwaite defends it quite well as he rides the bounce cleverly.

62.4 1

Lands it on a length, on off. Mayers dabs it towards covers and takes a quick single.

62.3 4

FOUR! In the gap and we have the first boundary of the morning! A fullish delivery, outside off. Mayers drives and opens the face of his blade a bit as he slices it through backward point for a boundary.

62.2 0

Touch on the shorter side, on off. Mayers fends it onto the turf nicely.

62.1 0

Starts off with a back-of-a-length delivery on leg. Mayers tries to clip it but misses and gets hit high on the pads.

We are all ready for the Day 5 of this Test match! Australian players have made their way out to the middle. The two overnight West Indies batters, Kraigg Brathwaite and Kyle Mayers also stride out to the middle now. Mitchell Starc to start with the ball. Here we go...
Australia though have been ahead in the game all throughout and played some brave cricket in the opening session of Day 4 which ensured that their bowlers have that extra cushion to bowl out the Windies in this final innings. Pat Cummins did not bowl on Day 4 but he is set to bowl on Day 5 and this morning session can well prove to be a decisive one in the final result of this Test match. Stay tuned!
All three results are still possible at least in theory but the odds of Australia clinching this game are still quite high. West Indies though have seven wickets in hand and if they can apply themselves with the bat, the way they did in the two sessions of Day 4 we could have an interesting finish to this game. The Windies skipper, Kraigg Brathwaite was the hero for West Indies on Day 4 and is unbeaten on 101 and a lot will depend on how he goes about his business on this final day.
Hello and a very warm welcome folks! The stage is set for a riveting finish as we are ready for the Day 5 of this first Test match between Australia and West Indies. It has been a fascinating Test so far with West Indies finding ways to keep themselves alive despite being pushed against the wall on a number of occasions. Not many people expected them to show the kind of fight and character they have shown and now if they can come up with something special on this final day, it can turn out to be a memorable day for this young West Indies team.
… DAY 5, SESSION 1 …
West Indies would be pretty proud of this batting effort and they should thank their skipper, Kraigg Brathwaite who has played a true captain’s knock here and is unbeaten on 101. They were a bit flat in the morning session with the ball after that initial fiery spell by Joseph but have done brilliantly here with the bat. The young debutant, Tagenarine Chanderpaul showed some great skills and character just like his skipper, Kraigg Brathwaite and both of them compiled a brilliant century stand to take West Indies to Tea without any damage. However, the biggest positive here for the West Indies is that they have not let the pressure get to them when they lost Chanderpaul and Brooks in quick succession early in the final session. The captain and vice-captain, Jermaine Blackwood did not let Australia build on that momentum and it was only at the fag end of the day that West Indies lost their third wicket. We are surely in for a fascinating final day of this Test match with all three results still possible. The action on Day 5 will begin at 7.50 am IST (2.20 am GMT) on Sunday, 4th of December. Do join us for the build-up as well. Cheers!
Australia came out in the morning session with an aggressive approach and scored runs at a brisk pace riding on a century by Marnus Labuschagne and useful contributions by Warner and Smith. The declaration came during the Lunch break but Cummins sat out due to an injury and Australia could not manage to break the opening stand in the afternoon session. However, Starc managed to break the 116-run stand early in the final session and that brought the spirits up of the Aussie camp and soon Lyon got rid of Brooks as well. However, after that despite a brilliant spell from Josh Hazlewood and some crafty spin bowling by Lyon, Australia were denied a breakthrough for a long time and just when it seemed that West Indies will end the day without further damage, Lyon bowled a beauty to break the resistance of Blackwood. Aussies are surely still the favourites but it won’t be a cakewalk by any stretch of the imagination.
What a riveting final session we have witnessed here! This is what Test cricket is all about, the will and character to keep fighting when things don’t go your way and to do it over a long period of time. Both teams have given their all in this final session and Australia managed to pick three wickets but West Indies will be pretty happy with this fight and would be going into Day 5 with high hopes of getting a draw from this one. Or if you are anyone of those optimistic thinkers then you might even give them a chance to win this one now with 306 runs needed to win on the final day.

Score after 62 overs : 192/3

Runs Scored

0 Runs

K Brathwaite

101 (166)

K Mayers

0 (3)

N Lyon

22-6-54-2

61.6 0

Nicely flighted, around middle and leg, Kraigg Brathwaite defends it out and after a bit of teasing, the umpires dislodge the bails. That will be Stumps on Day 4!

61.5 0

This is around the pads, Brathwaite plays at it with soft hands and keeps it down on the leg side.

61.4 0

Fuller in length and angling across off, Brathwaite blocks it out.

61.3 0

Switches to around the wicket now and serves a flatter one across the right-hander. Brathwaite stays back and dabs it onto the off side.

61.2 0

Tossed up again and around off, Brathwaite keeps it out off the front foot.

61.1 0

Tosses it up, full and outside off, Brathwaite pushes it gently back to the bowler.

Mayers seem to be in some pain here. He was hit on the glove by Josh Hazlewood and is getting some treatment now from the Physio. Looks fine now and he has taken some time out of the game as well.  Probably the last over of the day coming up now.

Score after 61 overs : 192/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

K Mayers

0 (3)

K Brathwaite

101 (160)

J Hazlewood

13-3-39-0

60.6 0

Back of a length and angled into the body, Kyle Mayers gets on the back foot to defend but takes a blow on the fingers. The physio is out to have a look as well.

60.5 0

Keeps it full and angles it into middle, Mayers tentatively pushes it away onto the on side.

60.4 0

Top delivery from Josh Hazlewood! Comes from around the wicket to the left-hander and angles in a fullish delivery into off stump. Kyle Mayers looks to play for the line but the ball straightens after pitching and zips past the outside edge.

60.3 1

Good length around off, Brathwaite plays it late and behind point for a single.

60.2 0

On a length and at the stumps, Brathwaite blocks it out on the leg side.

60.1 0

Fullish length, outside off and angling in. Brathwaite looks to block but the ball stays low and beats the outside edge.

Kyle Mayers walks out at number 5!

Score after 60 overs : 191/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

J Blackwood

24 (62)

K Brathwaite

100 (157)

N Lyon

21-5-54-2

59.6 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! Sharp reflexes from Marnus Labuschagne and Jermaine Blackwood's resistance comes to an end. Nathan Lyon tosses it up on a nagging length and on off stump. The ball grips and turns as Blackwood gets pushed onto the back foot. Blackwood looks to block but gets an inside edge off the pads and to the right of short leg. Labuschagne just sticks out a right hand and grabs it out of thin air. Australia are ecstatic.

59.5 0

On a nagging length and around off, Jermaine Blackwood keeps it out.

59.4 1

There it is, Kraigg Brathwaite gets to a terrific hundred and it has been a true captain's knock from him. This is tossed up well outside off and turning in. Brathwaite brooms it away with the turn and towards deep square leg for a single. He will now look to carry this form well into Day 5.

59.3 0

Straight into the fielder! tossed up on off stump, Brathwaite sweeps it hard but straight into Marnus Labuschagne at short leg and that must have hurt a bit.

59.2 0

Flighted, full and around off, this is eased back to the bowler.

59.1 2

Well swept away but equally well fielded in the deep. Tossed up around off, Kraigg Brathwaite gets down on one knee and sweeps it behind square on the leg side. Mitchell Starc from deep square leg runs around to his right and slides in to make the stop. Two runs are taken and Brathwaite is just one away from a century.

Score after 59 overs : 188/2

Runs Scored

3 Runs

J Blackwood

24 (60)

K Brathwaite

97 (153)

J Hazlewood

12-3-38-0

58.6 0

Back of a length and around off, hurrying onto the batter, Jermaine Blackwood just about keeps it out off the back foot.

58.5 1

Great awareness to pinch the single there. Back of a length and around middle, Brathwaite hops and pushes it out towards silly mid on. The fielder is a bit back and they are able to scamper through for one.

58.4 0

Hazlewood just keeps on probing away on a good length and angles it in from around off. Brathwaite defends it out.

58.3 0

Good length again and shaping into middle, this time Brathwaite is able to block it away.

58.2 0

Lovely delivery! On a good length and around off, this one nips back in a long way off the deck and almost cuts the batter in half.

58.1 2

Josh Hazlewood starts off the new spell with a length ball on middle and leg. Kraigg Brathwaite flicks it away through square leg for a couple of runs and moves on to 96, his highest score against Australia in Test matches.

Score after 58 overs : 185/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

J Blackwood

24 (59)

K Brathwaite

94 (148)

N Lyon

20-5-51-1

57.6 0

Full and around off, this is pushed back to the bowler.

57.5 0

A bit quicker and flatter around off, this is punched away towards cover.

57.4 0

Around off, Blackwood nudges it down towards short third man.

57.3 0

Tosses it up on off stump, turning in. Blackwood makes an easy block.

57.2 0

Quicker and flatter around off stump, Blackwood plays it late and down towards backward point.

57.1 1

Nathan Lyon comes back into the attack and starts off with a full toss outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite brooms it away well in front of mid-wicket for a single.

Score after 57 overs : 184/2

Runs Scored

6 Runs

J Blackwood

24 (54)

K Brathwaite

93 (147)

C Green

10-0-42-0

56.6 0

Green comes from around the stumps and tries to attack the ribs of the batter. Jermaine Blackwood is able to keep it down towards short leg.

56.5 1

Around the top of off, Brathwaite eases it off the front foot and towards extra cover for a quick single.

56.4 0

A bumper now over middle stump, Brathwaite ducks under it well.

56.3 1

Shorter and around the hips, worked away 'round the corner for a single. The 50-run stand is also up between these two.

56.2 0

On a good length and over middle and leg, Blackwood keeps it out.

56.1 4

FOUR! Banged in short and at the body, just angling down leg a bit. Jermaine Blackwood looks to hook but ends up playing it really fine. The ball runs away into the fine leg fence.

Score after 56 overs : 178/2

Runs Scored

6 Runs

K Brathwaite

92 (145)

J Blackwood

19 (50)

T Head

2-1-6-0

55.6 0

Tossed up around off, Brathwaite stays solid in defense.

55.5 1

Outside off, Blackwood drives it through extra cover for a single.

55.4 0

Quicker one, outside off, Blackwood edges it down with soft hands towards gully.

55.3 2

And again! Floated up outside off, Blackwood drives it along the ground and to the left of the sweeper in the deep for yet another brace.

55.2 2

Flighted, outside off, Jermaine Blackwood presses forward and caresses it square of the wicket towards sweeper cover and races back for the second.

55.1 1

Tossed up on middle, this is driven through mid on for a single.

Score after 55 overs : 172/2

Runs Scored

2 Runs

J Blackwood

14 (46)

K Brathwaite

91 (143)

C Green

9-0-36-0

54.6 0

Banged in short and over middle, Jermaine Blackwood jumps onto the back foot to keep it down.

54.5 1

Shorter and outside off, this is guided away behind point for one more.

54.4 1

Good length around leg stump, nudged away towards mid-wicket for one.

54.3 0

Good length, just angling down leg. Jermaine Blackwood looks to flick but misses and the ball seems to have flicked the pads on its way to the keeper. There is a huge appeal for caught behind but the umpire remains unmoved. Cameron Green seems certain about it and Pat Cummins does take the review. Both hotspot and UltraEdge show that there's no bat involved and the ball did come off the pads. Australia lose a review as well.

54.2 0

Just short! A hostile short ball from Cameron Green and is angled at the body. Jermaine Blackwood awkwardly tries to fend it away but gets it off the toe end. The ball lands in front of a diving David Warner at leg gully.

54.1 0

This is banged in short and over the stumps, Jermaine Blackwood ducks under it.

Score after 54 overs : 170/2

Runs Scored

0 Runs

K Brathwaite

90 (142)

J Blackwood

13 (41)

T Head

1-1-0-0

53.6 0

Top delivery from Travis Head. This is flighted on a length and around off stump. The ball grips and bounces a bit extra as well. Brathwaite looks to block but is taken aback and the ball comes off the gloves but also goes behind short leg.

53.5 0

Floated up full and around off, this is played towards mid off.

53.4 0

Tossed up around off, Brathwaite pushes it back to the bowler.

53.3 0

Quicker one, turning in sharply from the off stump, Brathwaite just about keeps it out.

53.2 0

Beaten! Gives it a nice rip and serves it on a nagging length outside off. Brathwaite looks to block but the ball turns in and bats the outside edge.

53.1 0

Tosses it up full and outside off, Brathwaite prods forward to defend on the off side.

Travis Head is into the attack now.

Score after 53 overs : 170/2

Runs Scored

5 Runs

J Blackwood

13 (41)

K Brathwaite

90 (136)

M Starc

13-3-36-1

52.6 0

A good bumper now, around off stump and going through at a good height. Jermaine Blackwood sways away from the line of the ball.

52.5 0

An attempted short ball, dragged down the leg side and the keeper does well to collect it low to his left.

52.4 0

Back of a length and on off stump, Blackwood hops and keeps it down.

52.3 4

FOUR! A shot of real authority from Jermaine Blackwood. Starc looks to go full and straight but he gets pummeled down the ground for a boundary.

52.2 1

Short and outside off, Kraigg Brathwaite reaches out and taps it through backward point for a single and moves into the 90s as well.

52.1 0

Fuller one angling into middle stump, Brathwaite keeps it out without any fuss.

Score after 52 overs : 165/2

Runs Scored

2 Runs

J Blackwood

9 (37)

K Brathwaite

89 (134)

N Lyon

19-5-50-1

51.6 0

Nicely tossed up outside off, Jermaine Blackwood drives it along the ground and towards wide mid off.

51.5 0

Nicely drifted, full and outside off, this one goes straight on and Blackwood leaves it alone.

51.4 1

Flatter one around middle, Brathwaite punches it through mid on and picks up one more.

51.3 1

On a length and around middle, Jermaine Blackwood knocks it down to long on for a single.

51.2 0

Flighted delivery around middle, Blackwood eases it towards mid-wicket.

51.1 0

Tossed up well outside off, Jermaine Blackwood gets well forward and keeps it out on the off side.

Score after 51 overs : 163/2

Runs Scored

2 Runs

J Blackwood

8 (32)

K Brathwaite

88 (133)

M Starc

12-3-31-1

50.6 1

A bit shorter and around leg stump, Jermaine Blackwood works it off his hips towards fine leg and picks up a single.

50.5 0

Good length around middle, punched away towards mid on for Blackwood.

50.4 0

Beaten! This is on a nagging length and angled in from outside off. Then ball straightens a bit and keeps low, beating the inside edge of Blackwood's bat.

50.3 0

A length ball angled into middle and leg, Jermaine Blackwood tucks it towards mid-wicket.

50.2 1

Good length, around the off stump, Brathwaite hangs back and steers it down to third man for a single.

50.1 0

On a fullish length and angling it into off stump, Kraigg Brathwaite defends it off the front foot.

Score after 50 overs : 161/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

J Blackwood

7 (28)

K Brathwaite

87 (131)

N Lyon

18-5-48-1

49.6 0

Nicely bowled again! Gives it a good flight again. Pitches it just short of full length and Jermaine Blackwood presses forward to defend. However, the ball goes straight again and beats the outside edge of Blackwood's blade.

49.5 0

Shortish length on middle. Jermaine Blackwood works it toward the leg side off the back foot.

49.4 0

Beaten again! This is a tossed up delivery again, wider outside off. Jermaine Blackwood tries to defend it but this one goes straight again with the arm and ends up beating Blackwood again.

49.3 0

Loopy delivery, outside off. Incites the batter to drive it and Blackwood goes for a big drive. However, the ball just beats the outside edge of his blade.

49.2 1

Tossed up, on off. Kraigg Brathwaite sweeps it to deep backward square leg for a single.

49.1 0

Touch shorter and on off. Kraigg Brathwaite pushes it towards the off side.

Score after 49 overs : 160/2

Runs Scored

5 Runs

J Blackwood

7 (24)

K Brathwaite

86 (129)

M Starc

11-3-29-1

48.6 0

Oh, this one keeps low! Starc angles a length delivery on off. Jermaine Blackwood hopes in hope that it will bounce but the ball keeps low and in the end, Blackwood just manages to block it off the bottom of his blade.

48.5 1

Keeps this delivery on the shorter side and around off. Kraigg Brathwaite calmly opens the face of his blade to steer it to point for a single.

48.4 lb 1

Angles a length delivery on the hips. Jermaine Blackwood tries to clip it but misses. The ball goes off his thigh pad towards fine leg. A leg bye is taken.

48.3 0

Shortish length, on off. Jermaine Blackwood blocks it off the back foot.

48.2 2

Angles a shortish delivery on leg. Blackwood clips it to fine leg where the fielder in the deep does well to dive to his right and keep it to just two.

48.1 1

Back of a length and around off. Kraigg Brathwaite guides it to backward point for a single.

Mitchell Starc (10-3-25-1) is back on.

Score after 48 overs : 155/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

J Blackwood

5 (20)

K Brathwaite

84 (127)

N Lyon

17-5-47-1

47.6 0

Outside off and touch shorter as Jermaine Blackwood goes back and blocks it out.

47.5 0

Nicely tossed up and around off. Jermaine Blackwood tries to defend it off the front foot. However, the ball turns in and bounce to hit it on the pads. There is a small appeal for an LBW but the impact is clearly outside off.

47.4 0

Turning into middle at a fullish delivery at a fullish length. Jermaine Blackwood defends it towards the leg side off the front foot.

47.3 4

FOUR! Nicely played! Short and outside off. Jermaine Blackwood goes back and cuts it through point for a much-needed boundary. This will increase his confidence.

47.2 0

Shorter length and on off. Jermaine Blackwood blocks it by going deep in his crease.

47.1 0

A flatter delivery, around off. Jermaine Blackwood defends it off the front foot.

Score after 47 overs : 151/2

Runs Scored

0 Runs

K Brathwaite

84 (127)

J Blackwood

1 (14)

J Hazlewood

11-3-35-0

46.6 0

Lands it on a length, on off. It nips back in and Kraigg Brathwaite fends it off the inside half of his blade.

46.5 0

Serves it full and angles it on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite flicks it to mid-wicket this time.

46.4 0

Bangs it short and on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite ducks under it.

46.3 0

On a length, on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite defends it towards the leg side.

46.2 0

On a good length and around off. The ball straightens after pitching and beats the outside edge of Kraigg Brathwaite's blade as he tries to defend it.

46.1 0

Serves a good-length delivery that nips back on from middle. Kraigg Brathwaite is completely beaten by it as the ball brushes his pads on its way to the keeper. Just over the stumps.

Score after 46 overs : 151/2

Runs Scored

7 Runs

J Blackwood

1 (14)

K Brathwaite

84 (121)

N Lyon

16-5-43-1

45.6 0

Pitches it on off and Jermaine Blackwood goes back and turns it to the leg side.

45.5 0

Flighted delivery on off. Jermaine Blackwood gets well forward and blocks it.

45.4 0

Tossed up, outside off. Jermaine Blackwood tries to drive it but misses.

45.3 3

Slower through the air and wider outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite defends it wiht soft hands and gets a thick outside edge. The ball runs through the third man region and three runs are taken.

45.2 4

FOUR! Kraigg Brathwaite has really played this sweep shot well today. Tossed up on off. Kraigg Brathwaite kneels and sweeps it through backward square leg for a boundary.

45.1 0

Tossed up, on off. Kraigg Brathwaite defends it off the front foot nicely.

Drinks break. While the post-lunch session belonged completely to West Indies, Australia have been able to find a way of picking up wickets. They have look energized and once Mitchell Starc got rid of Tagenarine Chanderpaul, all of a sudden things started to happen for the hosts. They got another wicket and could have had a few more as well. Kraigg Brathwaite is still out there for the Windies and a lot depends on him as the visitors look to survive Day 4 without losing another wicket.

Score after 45 overs : 144/2

Runs Scored

2 Runs

J Blackwood

1 (11)

K Brathwaite

77 (118)

J Hazlewood

10-2-35-0

44.6 0

Short of good length and on off. Jermaine Blackwood rides the bounce and defends it towards the off side.

44.5 0

A fullish delivery on middle. Jermaine Blackwood goes for a big drive but gets no timing on it as the ball loops up in the air a bit and falls short of mid on.

44.4 1

On the shorter side again and around off. Kraigg Brathwaite steers it towards third man for a single.

44.3 1

Shortish delivery angling into the body. Jermaine Blackwood gets into an awkward position and takes his eyes off the ball. In the end somehow manages to get a bat on that ball and the ball goes off the top half of his blade behind square on the leg side. A runs is taken.

44.2 0

Back of a length, on off. Jermaine Blackwood punches it left of the bowler.

44.1 0

A good-length delivery and around off. Jermaine Blackwood leaves it alone.

Score after 44 overs : 142/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

K Brathwaite

76 (117)

J Blackwood

0 (6)

N Lyon

15-5-36-1

43.6 0

Pitches it on off and the ball turns into middle. Kraigg Brathwaite waits for it and plays it with soft hands towards short leg.

43.5 0

Flighted delivery on off. Kraigg Brathwaite with a block off the front foot.

43.4 0

Tossed up and pitched around off. It turns in and Kraigg Brathwaite fends it off the front foot.

43.3 4

FOUR! Good shot! A fuller delivery, around off. Kraigg Brathwaite sweeps and sweeps it well through mid-wicket for a boundary.

43.2 0

Loopy delivery on off. Kraigg Brathwaite blocks it off the front foot.

43.1 0

Tossed up and outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite leaves it alone.

Score after 43 overs : 138/2

Runs Scored

5 Runs

J Blackwood

0 (6)

K Brathwaite

72 (111)

J Hazlewood

9-2-33-0

42.6 0

Some chin music here! Good accurate short delivery on off. Jermaine Blackwood gets it at an awkward height and Blackwood somehow manages to defend it onto the turf.

42.5 0

Another one that is rapped up on the pads! Touch shorter and angling into middle and leg again. Blackwood tries to work it towards the leg side and misses to get hit on the pads again.

42.4 0

Shortish delivery and outside off. Jermaine Blackwood lets it go.

42.3 0

Jermaine Blackwood has been given out LBW but he has taken the DRS straightaway. Height looks an issue here. The replays roll in and the Snicko shows no bat here. The Ball Tracking rolls and it shows that the ball is going over the stumps. So, the decision will be reversed and it is NOT OUT! Coming to the ball, it is a back-of-a-length delivery angling into middle and leg. Jermaine Blackwood tries to clip it but misses and gets hit high on the pads.

42.2 1

Back of a length, on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite clips it to fine leg for a single.

42.1 4

FOUR! Good soft hands! Back of a length and around off. Kraigg Brathwaite waits for it and plays it very late as he guides it through backward point for a boundary.

Score after 42 overs : 133/2

Runs Scored

0 Runs

J Blackwood

0 (2)

K Brathwaite

67 (109)

N Lyon

14-5-32-1

41.6 0

A big appeal for a caught behind! However, the umpire is not interested. After a discussion with his players, Cummins take the review. The replays roll in and the after the results shown by Hotspot and Snicko, the third umpire has made a decision that it is NOT OUT! Coming to the ball, it is flatter and quicker around off. Touch short as well and Jermaine Blackwood who hangs on the back foot gets beaten on the outside edge as he tries to defend it.

41.5 0

Tossed up and around off again. Jermaine Blackwood defends it off the front foot.

Jermaine Blackwood walks in at number 4.
41.4 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! Great catch by Smith and Australia have got their second wicket! This is classy bowling from Lyon. He tosses this one and pitches it just short of full length. The key here is that he bowls it wider outside off. Brooks pushes forward to defend it and gets an outside edge. The ball goes towards right of first slip and Smith dives to his right to pull off a superb catch.

41.3 0

Tossed up, on off. Brooks presses forward and defends it.

41.2 0

On the shorter side and around off. Brooks goes back and blocks it out.

41.1 0

A  flatter delivery on off. Brooks blocks it out.

Score after 41 overs : 133/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

K Brathwaite

67 (109)

S Brooks

11 (16)

J Hazlewood

8-2-28-0

40.6 0

Has that brushed the top of the bail? Serves it on a good length, on off. The ball straightens after pitching and beats the outside edge of Kraigg Brathwaite's blade as he tries to defend. The ball brushes the bail along the way placed between the off pole and the middle one and goes back to the keeper. Unfortunately, for the Aussies the bail does not move!

40.5 0

Shortish delivery on off. However, Kraigg Brathwaite rides the bounce nicely and keeps it out towards the off side.

40.4 0

Goes fuller and on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite drives it straight to the short mid on fielder.

40.3 0

Serves a length delivery, around off. Kraigg Brathwaite defends it with soft hands towards the off side.

40.2 0

Touch short of good length, on off. Kraigg Brathwaite blocks it from his crease.

40.1 0

Serves it on a good length and around off. Kraigg Brathwaite has a poke at it but the ball seams away and beats the outside edge of his blade.

Score after 40 overs : 133/1

Runs Scored

5 Runs

S Brooks

11 (16)

K Brathwaite

67 (103)

N Lyon

13-4-32-0

39.6 0

Nicely flighted around off stump and Brooks is able to defend it out.

39.5 0

Around off and turning in, Brooks blocks it out.

39.4 4

FOUR! That is a glorious shot! Tossed up, full and outside off, Shamarh Brooks just leans on, opens the face of the blade and drives it through covers for a boundary.

39.3 0

Quicker one, on a nagging length and around off, Brooks edges it down to the right of the man at first slip.

39.2 0

Nicely driven but straight to the man. This is floated up around off stump, Shamarh Brooks nails the extra cover drive but finds the fielder.

39.1 1

Tosses it up, around off and Brathwaite pushes it out towards covers for a single.

Nathan Lyon is back into the attack.

Score after 39 overs : 128/1

Runs Scored

9 Runs

S Brooks

7 (11)

K Brathwaite

66 (102)

J Hazlewood

7-1-28-0

38.6 0

On a good length and outside off. Brooks watches it till the end and lets it go.

38.5 4

FOUR! Lovely classical shot! Overpitched delivery on off. Brooks leans forward and creams it past mid off for a boundary.

38.4 0

A fullish delivery on off. Brooks blocks it off the front foot.

38.3 1

Around the top of off, Brathwaite opens the face of the blade and eases it towards point for a single.

38.2 0

Goes a bit fuller now and attacks the stumps, Brathwaite does well to keep it out as the ball stayed a bit low.

38.1 4

FOUR! Lovely touch from Brathwaite. This is on a good length and outside off, Brathwaite waits for it and taps it past backward point for a boundary.

Josh Hazlewood (6-1-19-0) is back into the attack.

Score after 38 overs : 119/1

Runs Scored

2 Runs

S Brooks

3 (8)

K Brathwaite

61 (99)

C Green

8-0-34-0

37.6 0

On a good length and angling in from around off, Brooks plays inside the line of the ball.

37.5 2

A length ball around middle and leg, Shamarh Brooks works it away through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

37.4 0

Pitches it up now around off stump, Brooks stays solid in defense.

37.3 0

Banged in short and over off stump, Brooks ducks under it.

37.2 0

Good shot and equally well stopped. This is full and on off stump, Shamarh Brooks drives it straight back but Cameron Green does well on the follow-through to make the stop.

37.1 0

A length ball now on the pads, Brooks eases it towards mid on.

Score after 37 overs : 117/1

Runs Scored

6 Runs

K Brathwaite

61 (99)

S Brooks

1 (2)

M Starc

10-3-25-1

36.6 0

A bit of an extra bounce! Good length, angling into the body from around the stumps. Brathwaite looks to defend but the ball pops up a bit more. Brathwaite is able to keep it down though.

36.5 1

Fullish length on off stump, Brooks pushes it out back past the bowler and gets off the mark with a quick single.

36.4 0

Back to over the wicket now and serves a full ball around off stump, Shamarh Brooks eases it out towards cover.

Shamarh Brooks walks out at number 3! Also, Pat Cummins is back on the field now! He will have to stay on the field for as many overs as he was out for and only after that he will be able to bowl. So, we will only see him bowling on Day 5!
36.3 W 0

OUT! CHOPPED ON! The change of angle has worked for Mitchell Starc! This is short of a length and around off, cramping the batter up. Tagenarine Chanderpaul gets pegged on the back foot and looks to cut from close to the body. In the end, there's not much room and Chanderpaul gets an inside edge as the ball goes on to disturb the stumps. The third umpire checks it just to confirm if Starc's back leg wasn't outside the tramline when he delivered the ball and everything seems fine. Australia finally have the breakthrough and it will be interesting now as to how the Windies react.

36.2 2

Rides the bounce does Tagenarine Chanderpaul. Starc stays 'round the wicket to the left-hander as well and angles across a short ball. Chanderpaul throws his hands at it and is able to hit it over the gully region for a couple of runs.

Good news for Australia! Andrew McDonald, the Australian head coach has just informed that Cummins will be back on the field after few overs. He won't be able to bowl today but they are hoping that can play a role with the ball on Day 5.
36.1 3

Sweetly timed but it will be cut off. This is pitched up around off, Brathwaite stands tall and punches it through extra cover. Marnus Labuschagne from covers races after it and saves a run for his side.

Score after 36 overs : 111/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

K Brathwaite

58 (97)

T Chanderpaul

43 (124)

C Green

7-0-32-0

35.6 1

A tad shorter and at the body, Brathwaite hops and nudges it onto the leg side for one.

35.5 0

Fullish length around off, Brathwaite punches it out on the off side.

35.4 0

Back of a length and around middle, Brathwaite tucks it towards mid-wicket.

35.3 0

Lovely delivery! Cameron Green looks a bit fired up at the moment. Serves this one on a good length and around off stump. The ball just zips through off the deck and hizzes past the outside edge of Brathwaite's willow.

35.2 0

A quick bumper now over the stumps, Brathwaite ducks under it.

35.1 1

'Catch it,' is the call but Mitchell Starc fails to hang on to a very difficult chance. A lovely bumper from Cameron Green around the helmet of the batter. Tagenarine Chanderpaul takes the hook shot once again and this time gets a top edge on it. The ball flies down wide of the man at third man. Starc runs around and dives to his right but the ball hits his palms hard and pops out. A single is taken and Green is absolutely livid.

Score after 35 overs : 109/0

Runs Scored

9 Runs

K Brathwaite

57 (92)

T Chanderpaul

42 (123)

M Starc

9-3-19-0

34.6 0

Full and straight, this is punched back towards the bowler.

34.5 0

A tad shorter and angling in from around off, Brathwaite gets a bit cramped up but manages to keep it out.

34.4 0

Back of a length, on off stump, Brathwaite keeps it down on the off side.

34.3 4

FOUR! The runs are now flowing for West Indies. This is short and well outside off, Kraigg Brathwaite throws his hands at it and gets a thick outside edge up and over the slip cordon for a boundary.

34.2 2

Good length, angling into the body, Brathwaite tucks it away off his hips and behind square leg for a couple of runs.

34.1 3

Full and straight, Tagenarine Chanderpaul forces the on drive back past the bowler. Marnus Labuschagne from mid off chases it down and is able to keep it in play. They get three.

Score after 34 overs : 100/0

Runs Scored

10 Runs

T Chanderpaul

39 (122)

K Brathwaite

51 (87)

C Green

6-0-30-0

33.6 1

A good bumper this from Green, angling in around the helmet of the batter. Tagenarine Chanderpaul is able to get inside the line of the ball and hooks it towards fine leg for a single. The 100 is also up for West Indies.

33.5 0

Back of a length and around off stump, Chanderpaul bloks it out.

33.4 3

Nicely driven once again and the skipper brings up yet another classy half-century! This is fuller and outside off, Kraigg Brathwaite drives it square of the wicket through covers and comes back for the third with ease.

33.4 nb 1

NO BALL! Good length, close to the off pole and it is kept out by Brathwaite. A no ball is called as Cameron Green has overstepped.

33.3 4

FOUR! Exquisitely driven by Kraigg Brathwaite. This is pitched up around off stump, Brathwaite just leans on and plays a checked-drive through extra cover and finds the fence.

33.2 1

Banged in short and at a good height, Tagenarine Chanderpaul does well to keep the hook shot down and plays it towards deep backward square leg for a single.

33.1 0

This is full and around off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul drives it on the up towards mid off.

Score after 33 overs : 90/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

K Brathwaite

44 (84)

T Chanderpaul

37 (118)

M Starc

8-3-10-0

32.6 0

Starc comes in from around the wicket and angles in a good-length ball around off stump. Brathwaite gets cramped a bit but manages to keep it down around gully.

32.5 1

A short ball at around 141 clicks and attacking the body. Tagenarine Chanderpaul fends it away towards backward square leg and picks up a single.

32.4 0

Served on a good length and angled into middle, Chanderpaul gets across and blocks it back onto the deck.

32.3 0

Length ball around off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul pushes it towards cover.

32.2 0

That one took off! A cross-seamer from Starc, at over 142 clicks and on a good length around off. The ball just shoots off the deck and Alex Carey takes it around chest height.

32.1 0

This is on a length and well, outside the off stump, left alone by the batter.

Score after 32 overs : 89/0

Runs Scored

5 Runs

K Brathwaite

44 (83)

T Chanderpaul

36 (113)

C Green

5-0-20-0

31.6 0

A bumper now over the stumps, Brathwaite ducks under it.

31.5 0

Excellent fielding. Full and straight again, this is driven straight to the man at mid on as they look for the run. Josh Hazlewood picks it up quickly and almost catches the batter out.

31.4 0

Back of a length, close to the off stump, Brathwaite hangs back and dabs it down behind point.

31.3 4

FOUR! Nicely driven and Kraigg Brathwaite brings up 5,000 Test runs, what a stellar achievement from the skipper! This is full and straight, Brathwaite punches it on the up and to the left of mid on. The fielder over there tries to chase it down but the ball wins the race.

31.2 0

Switches to over the wicket now and serves it on a good length around off, Brathwaite hops but keeps it down on the off side.

31.1 1

Green starts from around the wicket and bangs in a short ball over off stump. Tagenarine Chanderpaul gets his hands out in front and hooks it behind square leg for a single.

Cameron Green to start from the other end. Four overs for 15 runs so far.

Score after 31 overs : 84/0

Runs Scored

0 Runs

K Brathwaite

40 (78)

T Chanderpaul

35 (112)

M Starc

7-3-9-0

30.6 0

On a length and trying to angle it into the pads but spills it down leg. This is left alone and Starc starts the session off with a maiden.

30.5 0

Goes for the yorker now and nails it on off stump, Brathwaite is equal to it and digs it out on the off side.

30.4 0

Pitches it up now and angles it in from outside off, Brathwaite pushes it out towards cover.

30.3 0

A touch fuller and around off stump, Brathwaite solidly keeps it out.

30.2 0

A cross-seamer now, full and angled into off stump. Kraigg Brathwaite keeps it out.

30.1 0

Bump catch! Mitchell Starc starts from around the wicket and serves a yorker-length delivery around off. Kraigg Brathwaite stays deep in his crease and seems to have bunted it into the hands of the man at gully. The Aussies are interested and the umpires do go upstairs. The soft signal is not out and the replays show that the ball clearly came off the bat and hit the turf before popping up.

Welcome back for the final session of Day 4! The Australian players have made their way out to the middle. Kraigg Brathwaite and Tagenarine Chanderpaul, the two Windies openers are also ready to resume their innings now. Both of them look pretty determined and let's see how they go about their business in this evening session. Mitchell Starc to start the proceedings with the ball. Here we go...
… DAY 4, SESSION 3 …
West Indies will be delighted with that session but will be aware of the fact that it was only one-fifth of what's left to come. The openers, Kraigg Brathwaite and Tagenarine Chanderpaul have laid a solid foundation on which they can build on and take the game deep into the final day. Their main focus at the moment will be to end Day 4 without losing more than a wicket or else the Aussies will have a chance of ripping through that shaky middle-order. Which side will be able to get on top of the proceedings in the final session? Find out soon as an exciting evening session awaits.
Australia were pretty good with the bat with Marnus Labuschagne leading the way and notching up his ninth century in Test cricket which gave them a substantial lead of 497 runs. They came out to bowl with 154 overs left to take all the Windies' wickets but they have failed to pick up a single one so far. Pat Cummins not being able to take the field has certainly made a difference but overall they haven't been able to create enough wicket-taking opportunities which they would like to rectify when they take the field again.
Session Summary - 30 overs, 84 runs and no wickets. Well then, not what Australia expected when they decided to declare during the lunch interval. The West Indies openers have proved their mettle here and are taking full advantage of the Aussie skipper not being on the field. This game has gotten a lot more exciting now as both sides will look to have a productive final session on Day 4.

Score after 30 overs : 84/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

T Chanderpaul

35 (112)

K Brathwaite

40 (72)

N Lyon

12-4-27-0

29.6 0

Lyon tosses this up nicely on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul gets a good stride forward and blocks it solidly. West Indies are 84/0 at Tea on Day 41

29.5 0

A tossed up delivery on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul drives it to mid off this time.

29.4 0

Floated up around the off stump, Chanderpaul presses forward and blocks it in front of silly point.

29.3 0

Tossed up on off stump, Chanderpaul keeps it out.

29.2 0

Flights it up on off stump, Tagenarine Chanderpaul blocks it towards silly point.

29.1 4

FOUR! Lovely shot! Tossed up around middle and leg, Tagenarine Chanderpaul plays a beautiful on drive, against the turn and gets it through wide mid on for a boundary.

Score after 29 overs : 80/0

Runs Scored

7 Runs

T Chanderpaul

31 (106)

K Brathwaite

40 (72)

M Labuschagne

2-0-9-0

28.6 3

Shortish delivery and around leg. Tagenarine Chanderpaul pulls it through the mid-wicket region. Three taken.

28.5 0

Fullish delivery and on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul blocks it back to the bowler.

28.5 nb 2

NO BALL! A full delivery on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite pushes it wide of mid on for a single. Marnus Labuschagne has overstepped again.

28.4 1

Bangs it short and around leg. Tagenarine Chanderpaul pulls it to fine leg for a single.

28.3 0

On the shorter side, on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul blocks it out solidly.

28.3 nb 1

NO BALL! Serves a good-length delivery outside off. It seams away and Tagenarine Chanderpaul leaves it. Marnus Labuschagne oversteps again.

28.2 0

On a good length and on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul blocks it back to the bowler.

28.1 0

Bangs it short and on middle. Tagenarine Chanderpaul is surprised and ducks under it as he nearly falls onto the ground.

Score after 28 overs : 73/0

Runs Scored

8 Runs

K Brathwaite

39 (71)

T Chanderpaul

27 (99)

N Lyon

11-4-23-0

27.6 0

Pushes it quicker and flatter on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite with a solid block.

27.5 4

FOUR! Nicely played! Flighted delivery on off. Kraigg Brathwaite reaches the pitch of the ball and drives it firmly down the ground for a boundary.

27.4 0

Tossed up, on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite fends it off the back foot.

27.3 4

FOUR! Nice shot but Lyon will not mind it. Tossed up, on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite sweeps and sweeps it well through the backward square leg region for a boundary. It also provides an opportunity to Lyon to bring those players on the leg side into play.

27.2 0

Tossed up on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite fends it off the front foot now.

27.1 0

Pitches on middle and it turns in. Kraigg Brathwaite goes back and defends it towards the leg side.

Score after 27 overs : 65/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

T Chanderpaul

27 (99)

K Brathwaite

31 (65)

M Labuschagne

1-0-2-0

26.6 0

A fullish delivery, around off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul drives it without much timing to the off side.

26.5 0

On a length, on middle. Tagenarine Chanderpaul defends it off the back foot.

26.4 0

Good delivery! Lands it on a good length and angled across the left hander. Tagenarine Chanderpaul keeps his bat inside the line of the ball and lets it go.

26.3 0

On the shorter side again on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul with a solid block.

26.2 0

Touch on the shorter side, around off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul tries to punch it but does not get much timing on it.

26.2 nb 1

NO BALL! Marnus Labuschagne oversteps and bowls it on a length, on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul blocks it.

26.1 1

Back of a length, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne clips it to backward square leg for a single.

Marnus Labuschagne is brought into the attack. It looks like he isn't going to bowl leggies but seam-up instead.

Score after 26 overs : 63/0

Runs Scored

0 Runs

T Chanderpaul

27 (93)

K Brathwaite

30 (64)

N Lyon

10-4-15-0

25.6 0

Slower through the air and around off. Good turn and loop on this delivery as Tagenarine Chanderpaul leaves it.

25.5 0

Changes his pace again and bowls it quicker and on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul blocks it out.

25.4 0

Slower through the air and on middle at 89.7 kph. Tagenarine Chanderpaul defends it again this time towards short fine leg.

25.3 0

Quicker and flatter on middle. Tagenarine Chanderpaul fends it off the front foot again.

25.2 0

Loopy delivery on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul with a solid block off the front foot.

25.1 0

Tossed up and around off. The ball turns away and Tagenarine Chanderpaul leaves it alone.

Score after 25 overs : 63/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

K Brathwaite

30 (64)

T Chanderpaul

27 (87)

C Green

4-0-15-0

24.6 4

FOUR! Good shot! Short and wide outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite throws his bat at it and the ball flies over the point region for a boundary.

24.5 0

Back of a length and on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite works it towards the leg side.

24.4 0

Bangs it short and on off. Kraigg Brathwaite ducks under it.

24.3 0

Serves a length delivery on off. Kraigg Brathwaite is solid again with his front foot block.

24.2 0

Shorter and outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite cuts it to the point fielder.

24.1 0

On the shorter side, on off. Kraigg Brathwaite rides the bounce and blocks it out.

Score after 24 overs : 59/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

T Chanderpaul

27 (87)

K Brathwaite

26 (58)

N Lyon

9-3-15-0

23.6 0

Pushes it quicker and flatter on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul defends it solidly again.

23.5 0

On off and quicker. Tagenarine Chanderpaul blocks it out.

23.4 0

This young man is showing some good skills. This is around off and touch slower again. Tagenarine Chanderpaul takes his front foot forward and very cleverly defends it with the angled blade and with soft hands as well.

23.3 0

Slower through the air and around off. The ball turns away and Tagenarine Chanderpaul leaves it alone.

23.2 0

Tossed up, on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul defends it off the front foot.

23.1 1

Tossed up on off. Kraigg Brathwaite heaves it to deep square leg for a single.

Score after 23 overs : 58/0

Runs Scored

5 Runs

T Chanderpaul

27 (82)

K Brathwaite

25 (57)

C Green

3-0-11-0

22.6 0

Green with another shortish delivery, around off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul lets it go. Nothing much happening for the Aussies at the moment.

22.5 0

Short and down the leg side. Tagenarine Chanderpaul tries to pull it away but misses.

22.4 1

On a length, on off. Kraigg Brathwaite drives it to mid on for a single.

22.3 0

Serves another good-length delivery, around off. Kraigg Brathwaite tries to defend it but the ball goes off the thick outside edge off the bounce to Smith at second slip.

22.2 0

On a length and around off. Kraigg Brathwaite blocks it out.

22.1 lb 4

FOUR LEG BYES! Green drifts down the leg side and Kraigg Brathwaite tries to clip it but misses. The ball goes off his thigh pad and runs away towards the fine leg fence.

Score after 22 overs : 53/0

Runs Scored

0 Runs

T Chanderpaul

27 (80)

K Brathwaite

24 (53)

N Lyon

8-3-14-0

21.6 0

Nice delivery again, around that off pole but Tagenarine Chanderpaul is looking very solid as he defends it comfortably again.

21.5 0

Slower through the air and around off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul fends it with soft hand towards the off side.

21.4 0

Pushes it quicker on middle. Defended back to the bowler.

21.3 0

Nice flighted delivery on middle. Tagenarine Chanderpaul with a good stride forward again and blocks it out.

21.2 0

Slower through the air and around off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul defends it towards cover-point this time.

21.1 0

Tossed up, on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul fends it off the front foot.

Score after 21 overs : 53/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

K Brathwaite

24 (53)

T Chanderpaul

27 (74)

C Green

2-0-10-0

20.6 0

Back of a length, on off. Kraigg Brathwaite is as solid as ever.

20.5 1

Serves a fullish delivery on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul drives it to covers for a single.

20.4 0

Angles a length delivery on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul blocks it from his crease.

20.3 0

Short and tad wide too outside off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul cuts it hard but straight to the point fielder.

20.2 2

Tad short and on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul punches it through covers for a couple.

20.1 1

On the shorter side, on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite tucks it towards fine leg as he rides the bounce and takes a single. 50 partnership is up!

Score after 20 overs : 49/0

Runs Scored

0 Runs

T Chanderpaul

24 (70)

K Brathwaite

23 (51)

N Lyon

7-2-14-0

19.6 0

Flighted delivery around off, this is blocked off the front foot.

19.5 0

A bit of an extra bounce but Tagenarine Chanderpaul deals with it well. Tosses it up on a length and the ball turns away sharply from off stump. Chanderpaul keeps it down in front of silly point.

19.4 0

Tossed up on off stump, Chanderpaul plays at it with soft hands and in front of silly point.

19.3 0

This is around off and a bit flatter, Tagenarine Chanderpaul taps it past the man at silly point.

19.2 0

Flighted up on off stump, Chanderpaul blocks it off the front foot.

19.1 0

This is pushed through a bit quicker and outside off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul presses forward but leaves it alone.

Score after 19 overs : 49/0

Runs Scored

6 Runs

T Chanderpaul

24 (64)

K Brathwaite

23 (51)

C Green

1-0-6-0

18.6 1

Good length angling down leg, Tagenarine Chanderpaul flicks it down to fine leg for an easy single.

18.5 0

A touch fuller now and at the stumps, Tagenarine Chanderpaul pushes it out towards mid on.

18.4 1

Back of a length and angling into the body. Brathwaite hops and manages to nudge it towards mid-wicket for a quick single.

18.3 2

Pretty easy going for the Windies openers at the moment. This is floated up on the pads, Brathwaite flicks it away through backward square leg and comes back for the second with ease.

18.2 1

This is banged in short and around the body, Tagenarine Chanderpaul gets on top of it and pulls it behind square leg for a run.

18.1 1

Cameron Green comes into the attack for the first time in this innings and serves a full ball at the stumps. Kraigg Brathwaite clips it away in front of mid-wicket and picks up a single.

Score after 18 overs : 43/0

Runs Scored

5 Runs

T Chanderpaul

22 (61)

K Brathwaite

19 (48)

N Lyon

6-1-14-0

17.6 0

Lovely delivery! Nicely drifted in from around off, drawing the batter forward, the ball turns away and beats the outside edge.

17.5 0

A bit quicker and flatter, turning away sharply from around off stump. Tagenarine Chanderpaul looks to pad it away but is beaten.

17.4 1

Floated up on leg stump, this is eased down to long on for a single.

17.3 4

FOUR! Tossed up full and on off stump, Kraigg Brathwaite just stands tall and hoicks it away through wide mid on and collects a boundary.

17.2 0

Flighted, a bit wide of the off stump, Brathwaite caresses it behind point but the fielder makes a good stop.

17.1 0

This is tossed up on a shorter length and turning into the off stump. Brathwaite defends it off the back foot.

Score after 17 overs : 38/0

Runs Scored

5 Runs

T Chanderpaul

22 (59)

K Brathwaite

14 (44)

J Hazlewood

6-1-19-0

16.6 2

Full and outside off, shaping away a touch. Tagenarine Chanderpaul gets on the front foot and squeezes it through backward point for a couple of runs more.

16.5 0

On a good length and around the off stump, left alone for the keeper to collect.

16.4 2

Back of a length and around off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul stylishly punches it off the back foot and through the cover region for a couple of runs.

16.3 0

Goes full now and keeps it around the fourth stump line, Tagenarine Chanderpaul leaves it alone.

16.2 0

Good length, close to the off pole and Tagenarine Chanderpaul just plays inside the line of this one.

16.1 1

Back of a length over middle stump, Brathwaite hops and dabs it down towards mid-wicket for a single.

Score after 16 overs : 33/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

T Chanderpaul

18 (54)

K Brathwaite

13 (43)

N Lyon

5-1-9-0

15.6 4

FOUR! Tentative from Tagenarine Chanderpaul but he does play it well in the end. Lyon holds it back a bit and tosses it up outside off stump. Chanderpaul prods forward to defend but pushes onto the back foot and cuts it at the last moment past the slip fielder and into the fence.

15.5 0

And again! Floated around middle and leg, Chanderpaul defends it back to the bowler.

15.4 0

Nicely drifted onto middle and leg, Tagenarine Chanderpaul defends it with a straight bat.

15.3 0

A tad bit shorter and turning away from off stump, Chanderpaul rocks back and cuts it towards point.

15.2 0

Floats it up now on off stump, Chanderpaul defends it off the front foot.

15.1 0

Tosses it up now on a shorter length and on off stump, Tagenarine Chanderpaul waits for it and eases it onto the off side.

Drinks break. West Indies openers are yet again looking very solid and have managed to see off the first hour of this innings quite nicely. The pitch is not doing much and with Cummins not on the field, Australians need to be on the mark consistently to create chances here. However, we have seen in the past that one or two wickets quickly can change the momentum and West Indies need to make sure that they remain patient all through this session and then take it forward. Still a long way to go. Let's see how things pan out.

Score after 15 overs : 29/0

Runs Scored

6 Runs

K Brathwaite

13 (43)

T Chanderpaul

14 (48)

J Hazlewood

5-1-14-0

14.6 0

Good length, hitting the top of middle, Brathwaite blocks it off the front foot.

14.5 1

Banged in short and angling it around the body, Tagenarine Chanderpaul hooks it down to fine leg and picks up a single.

14.4 0

Good length around the top of off stump, Chanderpaul stays solid in defense.

14.4 nb 5

NO BALL AND FOUR! Good length around off and the ball just seams away off the deck. Tagenarine Chanderpaul pushes at it and gets an outside edge that goes to the right of the diving fielder at a widish third slip. That one did carry but it runs away into the fence. Hazlewood did overstep so even if it was caught, it wouldn't have mattered.

14.3 0

On a length and angling in from around off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul watches it closely and makes a good leave.

14.2 0

Nicely bowled! Keeps it full and just bowls it a touch wider, the ball is angled in but leaves the batter who ends up playing inside the line of the ball.

14.1 0

Hazlewood comes from around the wicket and angles in a fullish delivery onto the off stump. Tagenarine Chanderpaul blocks it out on the off side.

Score after 14 overs : 23/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

K Brathwaite

13 (42)

T Chanderpaul

9 (42)

N Lyon

4-1-5-0

13.6 0

Tossed up around off and turning it in, Brathwaite presses forward and defends it out.

13.5 0

On a length and at the stumps, Brathwaite blocks it out.

13.4 1

Fuller and on middle, this is driven through mid on for an easy single.

13.3 0

Tosses it up now around middle and leg, Chanderpaul keeps it out.

13.2 0

BEATEN! Lovely delivery from Nathan Lyon. This is flighted, on a nagging length and close to the off pole. Tagenarine Chanderpaul looks to block behind the line but the ball just grips and goes past the outside edge.

13.1 0

Nicely drifted into middle and leg. Tagenarine Chanderpaul watches it carefully and keeps it out.

Score after 13 overs : 22/0

Runs Scored

6 Runs

K Brathwaite

13 (40)

T Chanderpaul

8 (38)

J Hazlewood

4-1-8-0

12.6 0

Pitches it up now on middle, Brathwaite punches it out to mid off.

12.5 1

Banged in short again and over leg stump, Tagenarine Chanderpaul hooks it away with sweet timing but Travis Head at deepish backward square leg dives down well to his left and makes the stop. A single is taken.

12.4 4

FOUR! A lovely controlled shot from Tagenarine Chanderpaul. This is short and over leg stump, Chanderpaul gets on top of the bounce and pulls it behind backward square leg for a boundary.

12.3 1

Excellent running. This is a bit fuller and around middle, Brathwaite pushes it gently towards mid on and sets off for the single right away.

12.2 0

A length ball, angling it into middle, Brathwaite watchfully keeps it out.

12.1 0

Josh Hazlewood comes back into the attack and starts off with a fullish delivery outside off stump. This one seams away and Brathwaite leaves it alone.

Score after 12 overs : 16/0

Runs Scored

0 Runs

T Chanderpaul

3 (36)

K Brathwaite

12 (36)

N Lyon

3-1-4-0

11.6 0

Short and turning away from off stump, Tagenarine Chanderpaul rocks back to cut but finds the man at cover-point.

11.5 0

Drifts it on to middle stump, Tagenarine Chanderpaul prods and keeps it out.

11.4 0

Floated up, on off stump and this is pushed out gently towards the off side.

11.3 0

Flights it up a bit now and keeps it around off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul solidly keeps it out off the front foot.

11.2 0

Tosses it up again around the off stump, Chanderpaul defends it towards silly point.

11.1 0

Tossed up delivery on off stump, Tagenarine Chanderpaul presses forward to defend.

Score after 11 overs : 16/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

K Brathwaite

12 (36)

T Chanderpaul

3 (30)

M Starc

6-2-9-0

10.6 0

Full and straight, at 140.2 clicks, Brathwaite blocks it back to the bowler.

10.5 0

Good length again, angling in and closer to the off pole. Brathwaite gets pushed on the back foot and ends up playing inside the line of the ball.

10.4 0

On a good length and angling it in from outside off. The ball stays low and goes under the bat of Brathwaite.

10.3 1

Switches to over the wicket for the left-hander and bowls it full and on the pads. Tagenarine Chanderpaul flicks it down to fine leg and rotates the strike.

10.2 1

This is full, it is the cross-seamer and bowled around middle, Brathwaite clips it away 'round the corner and picks up a single.

10.1 0

Starc comes from around the wicket and angles in a short one at the body, Brathwaite plays it off the back foot and onto the leg side.

Score after 10 overs : 14/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

T Chanderpaul

2 (29)

K Brathwaite

11 (31)

N Lyon

2-0-4-0

9.6 0

Bit slower through the air, on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul fends it off the front foot again.

9.5 0

A fuller delivery on off at 94.6 kph. Tagenarine Chanderpaul gets a good stride forward and defends it towards the off side.

9.4 1

Bowls it a touch shorter and on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite works it past short leg for a single.

A couple of injury updates are coming in from both camps. Cricket Australia confirm that Pat Cummins only has soreness and there is no injury and with this being the first test of the summer, he is off the field due to precaution and nothing else. Also, Kemar Roach who had injured himself in the first session has gone for a scan. He had pulled up holding his hamstring.
9.3 0

Turning into middle again. Kraigg Brathwaite defends it with soft hands towards the leg side.

9.2 0

Tossed up, on off. It turns into the right hander and he defends it off the inside half of his blade towards the leg side.

9.1 0

Bowls a full delivery on off. Kraigg Brathwaite defends it off the front foot.

Score after 9 overs : 13/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

T Chanderpaul

2 (27)

K Brathwaite

10 (27)

M Starc

5-2-7-0

8.6 0

Serves a fullish delivery on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul blocks it off the front foot.

8.5 1

A fullish delivery, around off. Kraigg Brathwaite pushes it to cover-point for a single.

8.4 0

Beats Kraigg Brathwaite again! On a good length and angles it around off. Kraigg Brathwaite tries to defend it from his crease but gets beaten as the ball straightens a bit after pitching.

8.3 0

A fullish delivery, around off. Kraigg Brathwaite drives it square off the wicket on the off side.

8.2 0

Back of a length angling into off. Kraigg Brathwaite blocks it out.

8.1 0

On a good length and angling in from 'round the wicket. He pitches it around off and Kraigg Brathwaite pokes at it but gets beaten on the outside edge of his blade.

Score after 8 overs : 12/0

Runs Scored

3 Runs

K Brathwaite

9 (22)

T Chanderpaul

2 (26)

N Lyon

1-0-3-0

7.6 1

Tossed up and around off. Kraigg Brathwaite drives it left of mid off for a single.

7.5 0

On the shorter side and turning into middle. Kraigg Brathwaite clips it to mid-wicket.

7.4 2

Touch on the shorter side and around off. Kraigg Brathwaite opens the face of his blade a bit and guides it towards backward point for a couple.

7.3 0

Touch on the shorter side and around off. Kraigg Brathwaite blocks it out.

7.2 0

Tossed up, on off. Slower through the air and Kraigg Brathwaite defends it off the front foot.

7.1 0

Tossed up, on off. Kraigg Brathwaite gets well forward and blocks it out.

Nathan Lyon comes into the attack now.

Score after 7 overs : 9/0

Runs Scored

0 Runs

T Chanderpaul

2 (26)

K Brathwaite

6 (16)

M Starc

4-2-6-0

6.6 0

Goes fuller and on off at 142.3 kph. Tagenarine Chanderpaul defends it with a solid stride forward.

6.5 0

On a length and angling into leg. Tagenarine Chanderpaul tries to clip it but misses. The ball brushes his thigh pads and goes back to Alex Carey behind the stumps.

6.4 0

Goes fuller and around off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul drives it to mid off this time.

6.3 0

Nice bouncer but equally well played! Starc fires a bouncer on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul watches it till the end and sways away from the line of the ball.

6.2 0

A fullish delivery on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul is as solid as ever.

6.1 0

Serves it on a length, on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul blocks it out solidly.

Score after 6 overs : 9/0

Runs Scored

0 Runs

K Brathwaite

6 (16)

T Chanderpaul

2 (20)

J Hazlewood

3-1-2-0

5.6 0

On a good length and around off. Kraigg Brathwaite plays it very late and with soft hands towards the off side.

5.5 0

Shortish delivery and on off. Kraigg Brathwaite rides the bounce and dabs it towards the off side.

5.4 0

A good-length delivery on off. Kraigg Brathwaite with a solid block from his crease.

5.3 0

A fullish delivery on off. Kraigg Brathwaite drives it past the bowler to mid off.

5.2 0

Pulls his length back a touch, on off. Kraigg Brathwaite defends it back to the bowler.

5.1 0

A fullish delivery on off. Kraigg Brathwaite drives it straight to mid off this time.

Score after 5 overs : 9/0

Runs Scored

0 Runs

T Chanderpaul

2 (20)

K Brathwaite

6 (10)

M Starc

3-1-6-0

4.6 0

Serves a good-length delivery on off at 142.6 kph. Tagenarine Chanderpaul though is not really worried about it and just makes a solid block.

4.5 0

Back of a length and comes closer to the off pole. Tagenarine Chanderpaul is ready and blocks it out.

4.4 0

Short and way outside off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul leaves it alone.

4.3 0

Lovely delivery! Starc serves it on a good length and around off. The ball shapes away nicely and Tagenarine Chanderpaul gets beaten on the outside edge as he tries to defend it.

4.2 0

A fullish delivery, around off at 142.3 kph. Tagenarine Chanderpaul with a solid block off the front foot.

4.1 0

On a length, on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul blocks it out.

Score after 4 overs : 9/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

K Brathwaite

6 (10)

T Chanderpaul

2 (14)

J Hazlewood

2-0-2-0

3.6 0

Back of a length and this one nips back into middle and leg. Kraigg Brathwaite gets beaten as he tries to clip it and the ball hits high on his pads and loops up to point. Catch is taken and there is excitement in the crowd but the players know there is no bat there.

3.5 1

Bowls a short delivery on middle. Tagenarine Chanderpaul pulls it but does not time it perfectly. The ball goes in the air and falls way short of the fine leg fielder. A single is taken.

3.4 0

This is again bowled on good length and angled across the left-hander. However, it is too wide and is an easy leave for Tagenarine Chanderpaul.

3.3 0

Back of a length, on leg. Tagenarine Chanderpaul works it to square leg.

3.2 0

Touch on the shorter side and outside off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul lets it go again.

3.1 0

On a good length and around off angling across the young batter. Tagenarine Chanderpaul though is aware of the fact and does not take his bat out to chase it.

Score after 3 overs : 8/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

T Chanderpaul

1 (9)

K Brathwaite

6 (9)

M Starc

2-0-6-0

2.6 1

A fullish delivery on leg. Tagenarine Chanderpaul flicks it to deep backward square leg for a single.

2.5 lb 1

On a length and around leg. Kraigg Brathwaite tries to clip it but misses. The ball goes off his thigh pad towards fine leg. A leg bye is taken.

2.4 0

On a good length and angled across the right hander. Kraigg Brathwaite leaves it alone. Starc needs to make him play here.

2.3 2

A fullish delivery, around off. Kraigg Brathwaite pushes it with soft hand towards cover-point and comes back for the second run.

2.2 0

Keeps it on the shorter side again and outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite watches it carefully and lets it go.

2.1 0

Back of a length and around off. Kraigg Brathwaite leaves it alone.

Score after 2 overs : 4/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

T Chanderpaul

0 (8)

K Brathwaite

4 (4)

J Hazlewood

1-0-1-0

1.6 0

Bangs it short and around leg. Tagenarine Chanderpaul is alert and just ducks under it.

1.5 0

On a length and way too wider outside off this time. Easy leave for Tagenarine Chanderpaul.

1.4 0

Nicely angled across the batter! Lands it just short of good length and on off. The ball goes across Tagenarine Chanderpaul and he does well to not commit to the shot.

1.3 1

Back of a length angling into middle. Kraigg Brathwaite works it to fine leg for a single.

1.2 0

Back of a length and around off. Kraigg Brathwaite lets it go.

1.1 0

Lands it on a length, on off. The ball seams back in and catches the inside edge of Kraigg Brathwaite's blade and it goes onto hit his pads.

Josh Hazlewood to operate from the other end.

Score after 1 overs : 3/0

Runs Scored

3 Runs

T Chanderpaul

0 (5)

K Brathwaite

3 (1)

M Starc

1-0-3-0

0.6 0

Good delivery again but well left! Starc with a good-length delivery, around off. The ball shapes away a bit as Tagenarine Chanderpaul keeps his bat again inside the line of the ball.

0.5 0

Seves a good-length delivery, around off. The ball seams away a bit after pitching and Tagenarine Chanderpaul does well to keep his bat inside the line of the ball.

0.4 0

A fullish delivery on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul fends it solidly towards the off side.

0.3 0

Back of a length, on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul dabs it towards cover-point.

0.2 0

Bowls a back-of-a-length delivery and down the leg side. Tagenarine Chanderpaul leaves it alone.

0.1 3

Starts off with a full delivery, around off. Kraigg Brathwaite leans forward and pushes it through covers nicely. The fielder manages to keep it inside the ropes but the batters take three. West Indies and Kraigg Brathwaite are underway!

Right then, we are back for the post-lunch session and Australia have declared! The target for West Indies is 498 with about 154 overs left in the game and the Aussie skipper, Pat Cummins hasn't taken the field due to quadricep soreness. The umpires are out in the middle as Steven Smith leads the Aussie players onto the pitch. Kraigg Brathwaite and Tagenarine Chanderpaul are the openers for West Indies. Mitchell Starc has the new ball in hand and is raring to go.
... Day 2, session 2 ...
West Indies started this morning on a positive note as Alzarri Joseph bowled with a lot of fire and troubled Marnus Labuschagne regularly. However, once Australia got through those first 45 minutes without any damage they started to up the ante. West Indies were not helped by the fact that Roach walked off the field due to an injury and Mayers and Seales were also not 100 per cent fit. Chase took the solitary wicket that fell in this session and overall West Indies were just trying to limit the damage as much as they can and now have a daunting task in front of them. It would be interesting to see when Australia decides to declare but it seems that they are targeting at least something around 550. Do join us for the second session at 10.30 am IST (5 am GMT).
Australia have dominated yet another session in this Test match and now the lead is 497 which is surely a very healthy one. The declaration seems to be just around the corner as Australia were pretty aggressive in the second half of this first session. Marnus Labuschagne struggled initially with Joseph firing some nasty short deliveries at him but the Australian number 3 hung in there with a bit of luck also going his way and has notched up yet another century to follow a double century in the first innings. Warner initially set the momentum and after he departed both Marnus Labuschagne and Smith have done well to take Australia to a pole position here.

Score after 37 overs : 182/2

Runs Scored

10 Runs

S Smith

20 (29)

M Labuschagne

104 (110)

K Brathwaite

3-0-20-0

36.6 1

This is on middle, Steven Smith waits for it and works it in front of square on the leg side for a single. The lead moves on to 497 runs and that will be Lunch on Day 4!

36.5 0

And again! Quicker one around off, Smith pushes it out on the off side.

36.4 0

shorter and around off, Steven Smith looks to punch it through covers but doesn't find the gap.

36.3 1

Flatter one around off, Labuschagne punches it off the back foot through covers for a single.

36.2 4

FOUR! Take a bow, Marnus Labuschagne! Follows up the double-hundred in the first innings with a sensational century here, only the eighth man in Test history to achieve this feat. This is quicker and on the pads, Labuschagne just deflects it fine and the ball races away into the fine leg fence for a boundary.

36.1 4

FOUR! Cheeky but skillful as well from Marnus Labuschagne. Quicker one, fired in full and around off, Labuschagne plays the reverse paddle and the ball just runs away into the third man fence. He moves on to 99 now.

Score after 36 overs : 172/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Labuschagne

95 (107)

S Smith

19 (26)

R Chase

6-0-31-1

35.6 1

Very full and outside off, Labuschagne reaches out and maneuvers it through extra cover for a run.

35.5 0

Nicely held back by Roston Chase. This is full and wide, angling across but a low slower through the air, Labuschagne looks for the sweep but is well beaten.

35.4 1

A full toss now outside off, Steven Smith just shows the full face of the bat and eases it towards wide long off for a single.

35.3 1

Full and wide again, this time Labuschagne is able to broom it away towards deep mid-wicket for a single. Just one shot away now Labuschagne from yet another century.

35.2 0

Chase goes full and wide and angles kit a long way across the batter. Labuschagne looks to drag this one leg side but toe-ends it towards the bowler.

35.1 1

Quicker one, slanted across the off stump, Smith walks across and wrists it away towards mid-wicket for a single.

Score after 35 overs : 168/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

S Smith

17 (24)

M Labuschagne

93 (103)

K Brathwaite

2-0-10-0

34.6 1

A tad shorter and outside off, Steven Smith rocks back and eases it through the cover region for yet another single.

34.5 1

Short again and around leg stump, Labuschagne tucks it away past square leg for a single..

34.4 0

Dragged down, quicker and angled across the off stump. Labuschagne looks to stay put and just reverse it fine but misses.

34.3 1

Around middle and leg, Steven Smith works it away through square leg for one more.

34.2 1

Quicker and shorter around off, this is played off the back foot through covers for a single.

34.1 0

Labuschagne gets a bit lucky there. This is fired in around leg stump, staying a bit low. Labuschagne looks to back away and pull but gets an inside edge onto the pads and the ball just goes past the leg stump.

Score after 34 overs : 164/2

Runs Scored

11 Runs

S Smith

15 (22)

M Labuschagne

91 (99)

J Holder

8-1-39-0

33.6 0

A length ball angled well down the leg side. This is left alone for gthe keeper to collect.

33.5 1

This is banged in halfway down the pitch and over the stumps, Labuschagne plays a tennis-like pull shot and mistimes it around square leg. They get a single.

33.4 1

Short again and over off stump, Steven Smith gets inside the line of the ball and pulls it towards fine leg for one.

33.3 1

This is short and over the stumps, pulled away through square leg for a single.

33.2 4

FOUR! Back-to-back! Slower one, a full toss and around leg stump, Labuschagne shuffles past the leg stump and drags it with power in front of mid-wicket for yet another boundary.

33.1 4

FOUR! Thumped! Pitched up on leg stump, Marnus Labuschagne backs away a bit and just muscles it over wide mid off for a boundary.

Score after 33 overs : 153/2

Runs Scored

6 Runs

S Smith

14 (20)

M Labuschagne

81 (95)

K Brathwaite

1-0-6-0

32.6 2

Well in but good work in the deep as well. Tossed up on leg stump, Steven Smith clips it away through mid-wicket and looks for two straight away. The fielder in the deep runs around and scores a direct hit at the bowler's end. It is checked by the third umpire and the replays show that Labuschagne was well in.

32.5 1

On the shorter side and on leg stump, Labuschagne waits for it and works it away through mid-wicket for yet another single.

32.4 1

Slightly shorter and around off, Steven Smith rocks back and punches it through covers for one more.

32.3 1

Floated up on off stump, Labuschagne pushes it through mid off for a single.

32.2 0

Full and angled across the off stump, Labuschagne reverses it towards point.

32.1 1

Kraigg Brathwaite brings himself back into the attack and starts with a round-arm delivery from around the wicket. This is flatter and quicker on middle, Smith hits it down the ground for a single.

Score after 32 overs : 147/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

S Smith

10 (17)

M Labuschagne

79 (92)

J Holder

7-1-28-0

31.6 1

Slower one, at just 97.6 clicks and on a good length outside off, this is caressed away square of the wicket to deep point for a single.

31.5 0

Goes full and angles it into middle and off, Steven Smith jams it out towards mid on.

31.4 1

Banged in short and over off stump, Labuschagne pulls it through mid-wicket for one more.

31.3 1

Short and outside off, Smith reaches out and cuts it uppishly to the right of the man at third man for a single.

31.2 0

A bit of T20 cricket going on. Jason Holder goes for a cutter and serves it on a length around off stump. Steven Smith looks to get inside the line and scoop it over short fine leg but misses.

31.1 1

Full and angling down leg, Labuschagne flicks it towards fine leg and rotates the strike.

Score after 31 overs : 143/2

Runs Scored

11 Runs

M Labuschagne

77 (90)

S Smith

8 (13)

R Chase

5-0-27-1

30.6 1

Flatter one around off, Labuschagne edges it down towards point and picks up a single.

30.5 0

Labuschagne looks to step out again and Chase just fires it in. Labuschagne mistimes the slog badly and gets it nowhere.

30.4 1

On the shorter side and around the pads, Smith works it off the back foot towards square leg for one.

30.3 2

Tossed up, full and straight, Steven Smith advances and hits it down the ground for a couple of runs.

30.2 1

Turning into the pads off a length, Labuschagne nudges it behind square on the leg side for a single.

30.1 6

SIX! Lovely use of the feet by Marnus Labuschagne. Tossed up around middle, Labuschagne skips down the track and lofts it straight back over the bowler's head for a maximum. The lead goes past 450 now.

Score after 30 overs : 132/2

Runs Scored

7 Runs

S Smith

5 (11)

M Labuschagne

69 (86)

J Holder

6-1-24-0

29.6 0

Another bumper from Holder. On middle at a awkward height for Smith this time. He tries to sway away from the line of the ball and tries to play a ramp shot but misses. The lead is 447 now!

29.5 1

Full and on middle. Marnus Labuschagne works it to square leg for a single.

29.4 0

Holder bowls it short and around leg. Marnus Labuschagne tries to pull it but misses.

29.3 1

Goes fuller and on middle. Smith whips it off his pads to deep mid-wicket for a single.

29.2 1

Bowls another short delivery on middle. Marnus Labuschagne pulls it to deep square leg for a single this time.

29.1 4

FOUR! Brilliant placement! Short delivery angling into middle and leg. Nice comfortable height for Marnus Labuschagne and he pulls it towards the backward square leg fence for a boundary.

Jason Holder (5-1-17-0) is back on.

Score after 29 overs : 125/2

Runs Scored

2 Runs

S Smith

4 (9)

M Labuschagne

63 (82)

R Chase

4-0-16-1

28.6 0

Pushes it quicker and outside off. Smith fails to connect his cut shot this time.

28.5 0

And again! Chase bowls it short and outside off. Smith ends up chopping it to the backward point fielder again.

28.4 0

Shortish delivery again and outside off. Smith cuts it to backward point this time.

28.3 0

Pushes it quicker and around off. Smith tries to cut it but misses.

28.2 1

Shortish delivery and around off. Marnus Labuschagne punches it to sweeper cover for a single.

28.1 1

Tossed up, on off. Smith skips down the track and works it wide of long on for a single.

Just an update on a couple of West Indies players. Kyle Mayers has a shoulder and hence, isn't bowling but will be fit to bat. Regarding the injury to Kemar Roach, it is a niggle in the hamstring but the medical staff is hoping that he will be available to bowl later in the day if need be.

Score after 28 overs : 123/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Labuschagne

62 (81)

S Smith

3 (4)

J Seales

3-0-18-0

27.6 0

Back of a length and around off. Marnus Labuschagne swings across the line but misses.

27.5 1

Oh, that's an interesting sign! Smith dances down the track to this length delivery, outside off and slaps it to deep point for a single.

27.4 1

A shortish delivery and outside off. Marnus Labuschagne cuts it to deep point for just a single.

27.3 0

Back of a length and outside off. Marnus Labuschagne chops it towards the gully fielder.

27.2 2

On a length and angling into middle and leg. Marnus Labuschagne clips it to deep backward square leg for a couple.

27.1 0

Goes fuller and on off. Marnus Labuschagne drives it firmly to mid off.

Score after 27 overs : 119/2

Runs Scored

8 Runs

S Smith

2 (3)

M Labuschagne

59 (76)

R Chase

3-0-14-1

26.6 0

Tossed up, on off. Smith defends it off the front foot.

26.5 1

Touch shorter and turning into middle. Marnus Labuschagne works it behind square on the leg side for a single.

26.4 1

Fuller and quicker on off. Smith drives it to long on for a single.

26.3 1

Slower through the air and around off. Marnus Labuschagne pushes it towards the off side for a single.

26.2 4

FOUR! Runs are flowing now! Short and outside off. Marnus Labuschagne punches it through covers for a boundary.

26.1 1

Tossed up, on middle. Smith drives it to long on for a single.

Score after 26 overs : 111/2

Runs Scored

10 Runs

M Labuschagne

53 (73)

S Smith

0 (0)

J Seales

2-0-14-0

25.6 0

Shortish length again, on off. Marnus Labuschagne rides the bounce and blocks it out.

25.5 0

Back of a length, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne works it to the leg side.

25.4 4

FOUR! Fifty for Marnus Labuschagne! His good form continues and the hunger for runs is just amazing. He gets to his fifty with another lovely shot. A full delivery on middle. Marnus Labuschagne plays a delightful straight drive as the ball goes down the ground for a boundary.

25.3 2

Back of a length and around off. Marnus Labuschagne is cramped for room and he just guides it over the gully fielder for a couple.

25.2 0

A fullish delivery on off. Marnus Labuschagne pushes it gently to the mid off fielder now.

25.1 4

FOUR! Beautifully played! Overpitched delivery on off. Marnus Labuschagne leans forward and drives it crisply through mid off for a boundary.

Steven Smith walks in at number 4.

Score after 25 overs : 101/2

Runs Scored

5 Runs

D Warner

48 (71)

M Labuschagne

43 (67)

R Chase

2-0-6-1

24.6 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! Roston Chase strikes and Warner departs! He is very disappointed and rightly so, he was setting up for a big score here. Chase bowls it slower through the air and on middle from 'round the wicket.  Warner takes a big stride forward and defends it with hard hands. However, the ball goes off the inside half of his blade and loops up in the air right of short leg where Brooks takes a sharp catch. So, West Indies finally have a breakthrough.

24.5 0

A shortish delivery, outside off. Warner cuts it towards the off side.

24.4 4

FOUR! Just past the mid on fielder! A fuller delivery on middle. Warner drives and drives it past the diving fielder at mid on for a boundary.

24.3 0

Tossed up, on off. Warner drives it to covers.

24.2 0

Bowls it fuller and on off. Warner reverse-sweeps it but does not get much bat on it as he ends up hitting it along the ground to the slip fielder.

24.1 1

Starts off with a flatter delivery, around off from 'round the wicket angle. Marnus Labuschagne just goes back and defends it towards the off side for a single.

Drinks break! So, both David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne survive an hour of some hostile bowling from the Windies. Alzarri Joseph might not have been at the top of his game in the first 3 days but he certainly upped the ante in this session. Joseph had the pace and bowled with a bit of fire in his belly. Labuschagne looked very much troubled but managed to survive and Australia are now in pole position. The lead currently stands at 411 runs and it remains to be seen when the declaration takes place after lunch. Also, Roston Chase has now been tossed the ball.

Score after 24 overs : 96/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

D Warner

44 (66)

M Labuschagne

42 (66)

J Seales

1-0-4-0

23.6 0

On a length, on off. Nothing much off the deck or in the air and Warner calmly blocks it out.

23.5 1

A fullish delivery, around off. Marnus Labuschagne drives it left of mid off for a single.

23.4 1

Bowls it short and wide outside off. Warner cuts it to deep point for a single.

23.3 1

On the shorter side and angling into middle. Marnus Labuschagne turns it towards mid-wicket with the angle for a single.

23.2 0

Back of a length angling into off. Marnus Labuschagne blocks it onto the turf.

23.1 1

Shortish delivery and outside off. Warner cuts it to deep point for a single.

Not a good sign this for West Indies as Kemar Roach seems to be leaving the field with a slight niggle. Kyle Mayers isn't expected to bowl today either and finally, it will be Jayden Seales who gets the ball for the fkirst time in this innings. If Roach is unable to step back out on the field then it could be a big miss for the visitors.

Score after 23 overs : 92/1

Runs Scored

7 Runs

M Labuschagne

40 (63)

D Warner

42 (63)

K Roach

7-2-30-1

22.6 0

Back-of-a-length delivery angling into middle. Marnus Labuschagne defends it towards the leg side with the angle.

22.5 1

Back of a length and around off. Warner rides the bounce and pushes it to deep point for a single.

22.4 0

Pulls his length back slightly, outside off. Warner makes a watchful leave this time.

22.3 4

FOUR! Warner is getting into his groove now! Roach bowls a half-volley, outside off. Warner leans forward and caresses it through covers for a boundary.

22.2 2

Excellent running again! Back of a length, on leg. Warner clips it to deep backward square leg and charges back for the second run.

22.1 0

Bowls it fuller and on off. Warner with a solid block from his crease.

Score after 22 overs : 85/1

Runs Scored

11 Runs

M Labuschagne

40 (62)

D Warner

35 (58)

A Joseph

10-1-42-0

21.6 2

Touch shorter and outside off. Marnus Labuschagne punches it through covers for a couple.

21.5 0

A shortish delivery down the leg side and Marnus Labuschagne leaves it.

21.4 1

Quick single and this will frustrate Joseph and Windies further! Back of a length, on off. Warner dabs it towards the off side for a single.

21.3 0

A fullish delivery on middle. Warner clips it to mid-wicket.

21.2 4

FOUR! This time a better timing and it races away towards the boundary! On the shorter side and outside off. Warner plays it late and opens the face of his blade as he guides it through the backward point region for a boundary.

21.1 4

Good running! They have run four! Shortish delivery and outside off. Warner cuts it through cover-point. However, the ball is not timed perfectly and the fielder chases it. Warner and Marnus Labuschagne run the first one with intensity and continue the same as they convert three into four runs before the fielder throws it back in towards the batter's end.

Score after 21 overs : 74/1

Runs Scored

7 Runs

M Labuschagne

38 (60)

D Warner

26 (54)

K Roach

6-2-23-1

20.6 0

Lands it on a length, on off. Marnus Labuschagne with a solid block from his crease.

20.5 4

FOUR! Roach finds the edge but it does not carry! On a good length and on off. Marnus Labuschagne tries to defend it from his crease and gets a thick outside edge. The ball bounces just in front of th second slip fielder and he fails to collect it cleanly as the ball deflects off his hand towards the third man fence. Marnus Labuschagne is living a charmed life here!

20.4 1

Bit of indecision from Warner! Back of a length and around off. Warner makes a late decision to leave and gets a bat on it in the end. The ball goes through the gap between gully and the slip fielder and a single is taken.

20.3 2

Drifts on the pads and Warner just clips it behind square on the leg side for a single.

20.2 0

Angles a length delivery on middle at 133 kph. Warner works it to mid-wicket this time.

20.1 0

Serves a full delivery angling into off from 'round the wicket at 132 kph. Warner drives it straight to mid off.

Score after 20 overs : 67/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Labuschagne

34 (58)

D Warner

23 (50)

A Joseph

9-1-31-0

19.6 0

On a good length and over off stump, this is pushed away towards silly mid on.

19.5 0

Good length over off stump, Labuschagne hops back and blocks it back on the deck.

19.4 0

Length ball on the pads, this is nudged away onto the leg side.

19.3 4

FOUR! Not a good follow-up delivery from Joseph and Labuschagne takes full advantage. This is a half-volley angling down leg, Labuschagne just deflects it away into the fine leg fence.

19.2 0

Another excellent bumper from Alzarri Joseph and Marnus Labuschagne ends up on the deck. This is over 140 clicks and over middle stump, Labuschagne tries to bend his back and get out of the way but falls over.

19.1 0

This is short of length and angled around the hips, Labuschagne hops and looks to tuck it away but gets hit on the thigh pad.

Score after 19 overs : 63/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

D Warner

23 (50)

M Labuschagne

30 (52)

K Roach

5-2-16-1

18.6 0

Very full and around off stump, David Warner leans on and drives it towards mid off. Kemar Roach starts the day with a maiden.

18.5 0

Full again and angled into middle and leg, Warner pushes it out towards mid on.

18.4 0

Keeps it full and at the stumps, Warner keeps it out on the off side.

18.3 0

Pitched up around off, David Warner drives it sweetly but straight to the man at extra cover.

18.2 0

BEATEN! Fullish length, angling it in from around off. The ball just nips away after pitching and goes past the outside edge as Warner looks to cover drive.

18.1 0

Roach starts off from around the wicket and angles in a full ball at the stumps. Warner gets forward and punches it towards mid off.

We have the first bowling change of the day as Kemar Roach replaces Jason Holder.

Score after 18 overs : 63/1

Runs Scored

6 Runs

M Labuschagne

30 (52)

D Warner

23 (44)

A Joseph

8-1-27-0

17.6 0

Fullish length, pushed a bit wider and it is left alone for the keeper to collect.

17.5 4

FOUR! Edgy boundary and Labuschagne is looking very tentative out there. Around the top of off, Labuschagne gets pegged back and ends up pushing at it with hard hands. The ball takes the outside edge and goes through the gap between second slip and gully for a boundary.

17.4 0

Edged but well short! Keeps it on a good length and around off, Labuschagne looks to block off the back foot but gets an outside edge that falls short of the fielder at gully.

17.3 0

Lovely delivery! Good length, in that channel around off and just holding its line. Labuschagne looks to punch it on the up but the ball zips past the outside edge.

17.2 0

Banged in short and around off at 143.3 clicks, left alone by Labuschagne.

17.1 2

Wonderful bit of backing up. This is full and around off, shaping away a touch, Labuschagne gets it off the inner half of the bat and through backward square leg. The batters push hard for two but the throw at the batter's end is a wayward one. Jayden Seales makes a brilliant stop backing up at point and almost forces a run out.

Score after 17 overs : 57/1

Runs Scored

6 Runs

M Labuschagne

24 (46)

D Warner

23 (44)

J Holder

5-1-17-0

16.6 1

Banged in short and over leg stump, Labuschagne plays a controlled pull shot down to fine leg for a run.

16.5 0

On a length around off stump, Labuschagne leaves it alone.

16.4 4

FOUR! Marnus Labuschagne slashes and slashes hard. This is on a good length and well outside off, Labuschagne throws his hands at it and gets a thick outside edge that flies over the slip cordon and races away into the third man fence.

16.3 1

On a nagging length and around middle, just shaping in a bit. Warner works it away towards mid-wicket and picks up a single.

16.2 0

Keeps it full and closer to the off pole, Warner yet again leaves it on line.

16.1 0

Fullish delivery around off stump and angling away from the left-hander. David Warner watchfully lets it through to the keeper.

Score after 16 overs : 51/1

Runs Scored

7 Runs

M Labuschagne

19 (43)

D Warner

22 (41)

A Joseph

7-1-21-0

15.6 0

End of an eventful over from Alzarri Joseph. This is pitched up in that channel around off, Labuschagne shoulders arms.

15.5 0

Just short of a length and outside off, at 144.5 clicks. Labuschagne bends his back to get out of the way of the delivery.

15.4 0

Changes it up now and goes full and outside off, at almost 145 clicks as well. Labuschagne is waiting for the short ball but does manage to leave this one alone.

15.3 0

Another short ball outside off and Labuschagne is able to just duck under it.

So, Marnus Labuschagne survives courtesy of a No Ball! However, he was hit on the helmet on the way and so the physio is out for the mandatory Concussion Test. He is looking all good now and is set to resume.
15.3 nb 1

NO BALL! Alzarri Joseph is distraught with himself as he picks up a wicket but he has just overstepped and boy, it is very close as well. This is a really good short ball over off stump and just hurrying onto the batter. Marnus Labuschagne looks to awkwardly fend it away and ends up getting it off the top edge and the ball also takes a bit of a helmet on its way. Shamarh Brooks takes a simple catch at gully but it won't count.

15.2 6

SIX! This one has flown off the edge! Alzarri Joseph bangs it in short and outside off. The ball climbs up at a good height as Labuschagne looks to pull. Labuschagne gets hurried on and the ball goes off the top edge and flies over the third man fence for a maximum.

15.1 0

Around the top of off and pushing the batter onto the back foot. Labuschagne keeps it out.

Score after 15 overs : 44/1

Runs Scored

6 Runs

D Warner

22 (41)

M Labuschagne

13 (36)

J Holder

4-1-11-0

14.6 0

Pitches it up now in that channel around off, David Warner lets it through to the keeper.

14.5 1

Shorter and at the body, Labuschagne jabs it through backward square leg for a single.

14.4 0

A touch fuller and at the stumps, Labuschagne pushes it back to the bowler.

14.3 0

Good length around off, the ball nips back in off the deck and Labuschagne gets squared off. He gets hit in the groin region but seems to be fine.

14.2 4

FOUR! Nicely helped around. This is short and angling down leg, Labuschagne is able to get inside the line and plays a controlled pull shot to get it into the fine leg fence.

14.1 1

Back of a length and around off, Warner waits on the back foot and cuts kit late down to third man for a single.

Score after 14 overs : 38/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Labuschagne

8 (32)

D Warner

21 (39)

A Joseph

6-1-14-0

13.6 0

Around the top of off and at over 142 clicks,  Labuschagnedefends it out from inside his crease.

13.5 0

Goes full now, at 144.6 clicks and angling it into middle and leg. Labuschagne stays solid in defense.

13.4 1

Excellent running! Back of a length and close to the off stump, David Warner stays on the back foot and just bunts it out towards point for a quick single.

13.3 0

On a good length, around middle and leg, Warner stays back and defends it out.

13.2 0

Just a tad shorter and around leg stump, Warner gets caught on the crease as he looks to tuck it away. The ball lobs up after hitting the thigh pads and it is grabbed by the fielder at gully.

13.1 3

Good placement from Labuschagne. This is overpitched on middle, Labuschagne just clips it away through wide mid on and picks up three runs.

Score after 13 overs : 34/1

Runs Scored

2 Runs

D Warner

20 (36)

M Labuschagne

5 (29)

J Holder

3-1-5-0

12.6 0

Good length again, on off stump and Warner blocks it back onto the deck.

12.5 0

On a good length and around off again, Warner shoulders arms.

12.4 0

Nicely bowled! Nagging length around the off stump and just seaming away from the left-hander. David Warner stays back and has a little dab at it but gets beaten past the outside edge.

12.3 0

Holder pitches it up in that channel around off stump and David Warner makes an assured leave.

12.2 1

Shorter and angling down leg, Labuschagne pulls it off his hips down to fine leg for one more.

12.1 1

Holder starts off with a shortish ball well outside off, Warner reaches out and taps it through the point region for a single.

It will be the experienced Jason Holder (2-1-3-0) to start from the other end.

Score after 12 overs : 32/1

Runs Scored

3 Runs

D Warner

19 (31)

M Labuschagne

4 (28)

A Joseph

5-1-10-0

11.6 1

Easy single. This is pitched up around off, David Warner caresses it towards wide mid off for a run.

11.5 0

Short of a length and over the stumps, Warner pushes back to defend.

11.4 0

Back of a length and over off stump, Warner plays it off the back foot and with soft hands onto the off side.

11.3 0

Goes full now and delivers it outside off, Warner lets it through to the keeper.

11.2 1

Good running. This is short and over middle, Marnus Labuschagne pulls it straight towards mid-wicket but the batters scamper through for a quick single.

11.1 1

Alzarri Joseph starts off with a back-of-a-length delivery around leg stump. David Warner hops and works it off his hips through square leg for a single.

We are moments away from the start of Day 4! The West Indies players have made their way out to the middle. David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne, the two overnight batters also stride out to the middle now. Alzarri Joseph to start the proceedings with the ball. Here we go...
West Indies are up against it coming into Day 4 and will have to be at the top of their game right from the start. They threw away a good start with the ball in the first innings and would look to avoid the same here. Their middle order left a lot to desire with the bat but for now, they need to focus on finding a way to get back in the game. Which side will press the issue in the first session of the day? Stay tuned as the start of Day 4 isn't far away.
Day 3 proved to be pretty useful for Australia with the ball as after probing away all morning, they got their rewards in the afternoon and evening sessions. It was a good team effort with the ball and it is now up to their batters to get that second innings lead beyond 500 as quickly as they can.
Hello and welcome folks to Day 4 of the first Test match between Australia and West Indies at the Optus Stadium in Perth. We've had 3 days of solid cricketing action and with two more days left, the hosts look the team likely to go on and get the win but it isn't as straightforward as it seems.
… DAY 4, SESSION 1 …
A lot of disappointment in the Windies camp at the end of Day 3 because they fought hard with the bat for almost two whole sessions but when you come up against a strong side who are playing at home, then just putting up a fight isn't enough. The debutant, Tagenarine Chanderpaul and the captain and vice-captain performed well with the bat but the others weren't able to contribute much. They weren't helped by Nkrumah Bonner getting hit on the helmet and being replaced but his replacement Shamarh Brooks did well decently. When they came out to bowl in the evening, they did a good enough job picking up a wicket as well but they are completely on the back seat in this game. With two days remaining, will West Indies be able to conjure up something special on Day 4 and trouble the Aussies? Or will the hosts continue their dominance? Find out on Saturday with play scheduled to begin at 7.50 am IST (2.20 am GMT) but you can catch our early build-up much before that. Cheers!
David Warner is down for a quick chat. Warner says that they want to bat on Day 4 and give their bowlers some rest. Mentions that the indentations are growing and some balls are shooting up while some are keeping low. Tells that they want to bat till Tea and get a heavy lead on the board and then take it forward. Adds jokingly that they have a bowler-captain so he wants rest but adds more seriously that bowlers deserve the rest after the hard work they put in.
Australia end the day with a big second-innings lead of 344 runs and with 9 wickets in hand, one would expect them to bat on for at least a session or two and push the lead around the 500-run mark. Having picked up no wickets in the final session on day 3 and just one wicket in the opening session on Day 3, Australia were able to find a way as all the senior bowlers stepped up and eventually were able to pick up all 10 wickets. They decided not to enforce the follow-on and came out to bat late in the day. They have lost Usman Khawaja but with a power-packed batting line up, Australia will be confident about how things are panning out.
Day 3 is generally known as the moving day in Test cricket and boy, didn't it move at a brisk pace. West Indies started the day with a lot of hope and promise but as the day went on, the hosts just slowly but surely capitalized on every little opportunity and end the day well on top of proceedings.

Score after 11 overs : 29/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

M Labuschagne

3 (27)

D Warner

17 (26)

J Holder

2-1-3-0

10.6 0

Holder ends the day with a harmless fullish delivery, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne watches it till the end and is very happy to just leave it alone. It's Stumps on Day 3!

10.5 0

A good-length delivery on off. Not much swing or seam and Marnus Labuschagne just blocks it out.

10.4 0

Goes fuller and on off. Marnus Labuschagne doesn't want to try anything fancy and just blocks it out.

10.3 0

Bowls it a bit fuller and outside off at 120.7 kph. It shapes away a bit and Marnus Labuschagne makes another easy leave.

10.2 0

On a good length and outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone watchfully.

10.1 0

Fullish delivery, a bit outside the off stump, Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.

Score after 10 overs : 29/1

Runs Scored

1 Runs

D Warner

17 (26)

M Labuschagne

3 (21)

R Chase

1-0-1-0

9.6 0

This is poor bowling! He is not even trying to make the batter play. He tosses this up, outside off and Warner leaves it alone.

9.5 0

Slower through the air and around off. Warner gets forward and blocks it out.

9.4 0

Keeps bowling it wider outside off and Warner just decides to let it go again.

9.3 0

Tossed up and outside off. Warner leaves it alone.

9.2 0

Warner will feel he missed out there! A low full toss, outside off. Warner drives it straight to mid off.

9.1 1

A fullish delivery on leg. Marnus Labuschagne clips it to square leg for a single.

Time for some spin as Roston Chase has been handed the ball.

Score after 9 overs : 28/1

Runs Scored

3 Runs

D Warner

17 (21)

M Labuschagne

2 (20)

J Holder

1-0-3-0

8.6 0

A fullish delivery and outside off. Warner knows there is no point in going after such a wide delivery and lets it go.

8.5 1

Back of a length, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne works it to square leg for a single.

8.4 0

Touch short of good length, on off. Marnus Labuschagne rides the bounce again nicely and blocks it.

8.3 0

On a length and around off. Marnus Labuschagne defends it again towards the off side.

8.2 0

On the shorter side, on off. Marnus Labuschagne gets right behind the line of the ball and blocks it out.

8.1 1

Back of a length and around off. Warner dabs it through point for a single.

8.1 wd 1

WIDE! Starts off with a wide length delivery, outside off. Warner leaves it alone.

First change in the bowling as Jason Holder comes into the attack.

Score after 8 overs : 25/1

Runs Scored

3 Runs

M Labuschagne

1 (16)

D Warner

16 (19)

A Joseph

4-1-7-0

7.6 0

On a good length and angles it on middle and leg. Marnus Labuschagne defends it towards the leg side.

7.5 0

Nice delivery, on a good length and outside off. The ball shapes away a bit and Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.

7.4 0

Serves a good-length delivery, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.

7.3 3

Goes fuller and on middle at 139.4 kph. Warner flicks it through mid-wicket and the batters take three. Good running.

7.2 0

A shortish delivery on middle. Warner hops and manages to keep it out towards the leg side.

7.1 0

Back of a length and around leg. Warner tries to work it towards the leg side but misses as it is way down the leg side.

Score after 7 overs : 22/1

Runs Scored

1 Runs

M Labuschagne

1 (13)

D Warner

13 (16)

K Roach

4-1-16-1

6.6 0

Roach with a shortish delivery, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne punches it without much timing towards the off side.

6.5 0

Bowls it touch shorter and angles it on middle. Marnus Labuschagne tries to pull it but gets the inside edge onto his body.

6.4 0

Lands a length delivery on off. Marnus Labuschagne defends it onto the turf.

6.3 0

A fullish delivery on off. Marnus Labuschagne with a solid block.

6.2 lb 1

Back of a length, around leg. Warner tries to clip it but misses. The ball goes off his thigh pad towards the leg side. A single taken.

6.1 0

Just short of good length, on off. Warner blocks it solidly right under his eyes.

Score after 6 overs : 21/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

M Labuschagne

1 (9)

D Warner

13 (14)

A Joseph

3-1-4-0

5.6 0

Lands it on a length and outside off at 141 clicks as Marnus Labuschagne leaves it.

5.5 0

On the shorter side, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne defends it towards the leg side.

5.4 0

That's a good length, on off. Marnus Labuschagne is neither forward nor back and just hangs his bat in the air. The ball catches the outside edge of his blade and goes off the bounce to the gully fielder.

5.3 0

On the shorter side and around off at 141.1 kph. Marnus Labuschagne defends it with soft hands and guides it behind square on the off side.

5.2 0

Back of a length, on off. Marnus Labuschagne blocks it away towards the off side.

5.1 0

A length delivery that drifts down the leg side. Marnus Labuschagne lets it go.

Score after 5 overs : 21/1

Runs Scored

1 Runs

D Warner

13 (14)

M Labuschagne

1 (3)

K Roach

3-0-16-1

4.6 0

Back of a length again, around off. Warner is ready for it as he rides the bounce and dabs it towards the off side.

4.5 0

Shorter and outside off. Warner cuts it to the point fielder. Fails to find the gap there!

4.4 1

On the shorter side and around off. Marnus Labuschagne punches it nicely through cover-point for a single.

4.3 0

On a length, on off. Marnus Labuschagne dabs it towards point this time.

4.2 0

On a good length and outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.

Marnus Labuschagne walks in at number 3.
4.1 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! An early breakthrough for the Windies and Usman Khawaja departs early. This is a short and widish delivery that seams away a bit. Usman Khawaja is in two minds here whether to play at it or no and gets too late in taking his bat away from the line of the ball. The ball catches the outside edge of his blade and Joshua Da Silva behind the stumps nearly makes a mess of a regulation catch but holds onto it in the end.

Score after 4 overs : 20/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

D Warner

13 (12)

U Khawaja

6 (12)

A Joseph

2-0-4-0

3.6 0

What a delivery! A good-length delivery around off. The ball shapes in nicely at 145.7 kph and Warner gets beaten on the inside edge as he tries to defend it.

3.5 1

Oh, a risky single this! Back of a length, on off. Usman Khawaja defends it towards the off side and sets off for a single. Chase runs froward and tries to fire an under-arm throw at the batter's end but misses and Warner completes the single.

3.4 0

On a length, on off. Usman Khawaja fends it towards the off side.

3.3 0

Just short of good length and on middle. Usman Khawaja defends it towards the leg side.

3.2 lb 1

On the shorter side and around leg. Warner rides the bounce and tries to clip it towards the leg side. However, the ball goes off his body to fine leg and a leg bye is taken.

3.1 0

Back of a length, on off. Warner dabs it onto the turf.

Score after 3 overs : 18/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

U Khawaja

5 (9)

D Warner

13 (9)

K Roach

2-0-15-0

2.6 0

Keeps it just short of good length with not much movement in the air or off the deck and Usman Khawaja leaves it easily.

2.5 0

On a good length and outside off. Usman Khawaja leaves it alone.

2.4 1

Angles a back-of-a-length delivery on middle. Warner works it to deep square leg and there is a bit of misunderstanding between the batters but an easy single in the end.

2.3 1

On the shorter side again, around off. Usman Khawaja pushes it square off the wicket on the off side for a single.

2.2 2

Touch shorter and wider outside off. Usman Khawaja punches it through the backward point region and comes back for the second run.

2.1 0

Roach lands it on a length, on off. Usman Khawaja defends it towards the off side.

Score after 2 overs : 14/0

Runs Scored

3 Runs

D Warner

12 (8)

U Khawaja

2 (4)

A Joseph

1-0-3-0

1.6 0

bangs it short and on middle at 141.3 kph. Warner tries to pull it but is hurried by this delivery and just manages to keep it down to the leg side.

1.5 2

A fullish delivery on middle. Warner flicks it towards mid-wicket. The fielder there runs to his left and slides to stop it. However, the ball goes through him and couple of runs are taken.

1.4 0

Just short of good length and on off. Warner blocks it towards the off side.

1.3 1

Back of a length, on leg. Usman Khawaja clips it to deep backward square leg for a single.

1.2 0

On a good length and wider outside off. Usman Khawaja leaves it alone.

1.1 0

Serves it on a good length, around off.The ball shapes into the batter a bit and Usman Khawaja makes a watchful leave.

Alzarri Joseph to steam in from the other end.

Score after 1 overs : 11/0

Runs Scored

11 Runs

D Warner

10 (5)

U Khawaja

1 (1)

K Roach

1-0-11-0

0.6 0

Back of a length and around off. It seams away a bit and Warner dabs it towards the off side.

0.5 2

On the shorter side, around off. Warner rides the bounce and punches it through covers for a couple.

0.4 0

Back of a length, on off. Warner punches it back to the bowler.

0.3 4

FOUR! Gets a thick outside edge but it is still a boundary! Short and outside off again. Warner tries to cut. He gets a thick outside edge that goes over slip cordon for a boundary.

0.2 4

FOUR! David Warner and Australia are underway in style! Short and wide outside off. Warner throws his bat at it and the ball goes towards the backward point fence for a boundary.

0.1 1

Starts off with a back-of-a-length delivery on off. Usman Khawaja rides the bounce and blocks it out.

We are back for Australia's second innings. The umpires are out in the middle as the West Indies players are seen in a huddle around the sidelines before walking out to the middle. Usman Khawaja and David Warner are the openers for Australia. Kemar Roach has the new ball in hand and is raring to go.
Brendon Julian and Michael Hussey are pitchside and they inform us that Australia have gone for the heavy roller. They add that the pitch will stay good for at least the first hour and 14 overs or 50 minutes of play is left in the day, whichever comes last.
... THIRD INNINGS ...
West Indies fought hard but after Jermaine Blackwood departed it all went downhill quite quickly. Brooks though played well and Chase also showed some good fight but against a disciplined bowling attack they could not hang on for a long time. Earlier, Kraigg Brathwaite and debutant Tagenarine Chanderpaul had set up a good foundation for the rest of the batting line-up but it was always a case of finding one or two quick wickets for the Aussies and then with pitch fastening up, West Indies could not handle the classe of the Aussies. Australia would be looking to get some quick runs with the bat now and get that lead over 450 at least. Let's see how they go about their business now. Stay tuned.
West Indies are bowled out for 283 and Australia have a lead of 315. They have not enforced the follow-on though but would be pretty happy with their bowling effort in the second and final session on Day 3. As expected, the second new ball did the trick for them as Starc got rid of Blackwood who was showing some great grit and determination and that opened the floodgates as the lower middle order and tail-enders found it tough against some quality bowling. Cummins ended with three wickets along with Starc who also took three and overall they got six wickets with the second new ball by giving away just 39 runs.
98.2 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! That's it, West Indies have been bowled out here! Pat Cummins bangs this one in short over middle and at a good height as well. Alzarri Joseph looks to take it on but mistimes it badly. The ball pops up around the mid-wicket region and David Warner over there takes a simple catch and sprints back to the dressing room which is an indication that Australia will bat again. West Indies are bundled out for 283 and Australia have a mammoth first-innings lead of 315 runs.

98.1 0

Good-length delivery around middle. This one nips in a touch and Joseph nudges it onto the leg side.

Score after 98 overs : 283/9

Runs Scored

1 Runs

J Seales

0 (2)

A Joseph

4 (25)

N Lyon

22-3-61-2

97.6 0

Nicely flighted around the off pole, Seales leaves it alone.

97.5 0

Tossed up around middle and leg, Jayden Seales blocks it off the front foot.

Jayden Seales is the last man in.
97.4 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! A brilliant reflex catch at first slip by Steven Smith and Kemar Roach has to walk back for a duck. Lovely flight on this one from Nathan Lyon and he pushes this outside the off stump as well. Roach goes for the expansive drive against the turn and ends up getting a thick outside edge. Smith has almost no time react but does well to push back and grab it with both hands to his left. Australia are now just one wicket away from bundling out West Indies.

97.3 0

Flighted, around off stump, Kemar Roach blocks it out.

97.2 0

Tossed up around off stump, Roach pushes it out on the off side.

97.1 1

Sharp turn there. This is tossed up on middle and the ball spins into the right-hander. Joseph gets an inside edge on it that goes just past the diving man at short leg. they do get a single.

Kemar Roach is the next man in.

Score after 97 overs : 282/8

Runs Scored

0 Runs

R Chase

13 (42)

A Joseph

3 (24)

P Cummins

20-7-34-2

96.6 W 0

OUT! LBW! The skipper with yet another masterful stroke and West Indies lose their eight wicket. Pat Cummins serves this one a touch fuller on off stump and angles it in. The ball nips back in sharply off the deck and keeps a shade low as well. Roston Chase gets completely caught on the crease and ends up getting pinged right in front. There is a huge appeal and the finger is raised almost instanteanously. No review from Chase and rightly so as ball Tracking shows it was crashing into middle stump. West Indies still need 117 runs to avoid the follow on.

96.5 0

Cummins keeps it full and tries to attack the pads but spills it down the leg side. Chase misses the flick as well.

96.4 0

On a good length, close to the off stump and holding its line. Roston Chase makes an assured leave.

96.3 0

This is full and on off, Chase drives it straight towards mid off.

96.2 0

Around the top of off and just nipping back in a touch. Chase covers the line well and makes the block.

96.1 0

Starts off with a pitched-up delivery around the off stump. Roston Chase gets on the front foot and defends it out.

Pat Cummins (19-6-34-1) is back into the attack.

Score after 96 overs : 282/7

Runs Scored

0 Runs

A Joseph

3 (24)

R Chase

13 (36)

N Lyon

21-3-60-1

95.6 0

On a length and around the pads, Joseph defends it out. Maiden!

95.5 0

This is tossed up around leg stump and turning further down the leg side, Alzarri Joseph leaves it alone.

95.4 0

Similar delivery to the previous one, full and turning into the pads, Joseph nudges down behind short leg.

95.3 0

Nicely tossed up on leg stump and turning in, Joseph prods forward to defend.

95.2 0

Gives it a bit more flight and bowls it around the pads, Alzarri Joseph plays it with soft hands and towards short leg.

95.1 0

A tad bit quicker and around middle, Joseph blocks it out.

Drinks break! A very productive hour of play for the Aussies. The second new ball has done the trick for them as Starc was too hot to handle with that shape into the batter. West Indies are still 316 runs behind but Chase is still there and Joseph too has shown in the past that he can bat at this level. A tough final hour of play awaits them and let's see how things pan out.

Score after 95 overs : 282/7

Runs Scored

6 Runs

R Chase

13 (36)

A Joseph

3 (18)

C Green

10-0-35-1

94.6 4

FOUR! A real gift and Roston Chase duly obliges. This is full and angling down the leg side, Chase just tickles it fine and finds the fine leg fence.

94.5 0

Full and straight, Chase punches it straight back at the bowler.

94.4 0

Good length around off, this is defended out on the off side.

94.3 0

Pitches it up now and bowls it outside off, Chase lets it through to the keeper.

94.2 0

A length ball around middle, Chase blocks it out.

94.1 2

On a fullish length and on the pads, Roston Chase clips it away in front of mid-wicket and comfortably gets back for the second.

Score after 94 overs : 276/7

Runs Scored

5 Runs

A Joseph

3 (18)

R Chase

7 (30)

N Lyon

20-2-60-1

93.6 0

Flighted, around off and Alzarri Joseph leaves it alone.

93.5 0

Tosses it up on the stumps, Joseph defends it out.

93.4 lb 4

FOUR LEG BYES! Through everyone! Lovely overspin on that delivery from Lyon as he lands it on a nagging length and around off stump. The ball turns in sharply and goes through the defense of Joseph. the ball clips the flap of the pad and beats Alex Carey behind the stumps before running away into the fence.

93.3 0

A tad shorter and turning into middle, Alzarri Joseph manages to keep it out.

93.2 1

This is floated up full and on leg stump, Chase drives it down to long on for a single.

93.1 0

Turning it in off a good length and into the pads. Chase plays it off the back foot and towards mid-wicket.

Score after 93 overs : 271/7

Runs Scored

4 Runs

A Joseph

3 (14)

R Chase

6 (28)

C Green

9-0-29-1

92.6 0

Good length again from Green, over off stump and Joseph stays solid in defense.

92.5 0

On a good length around off and nipping away a touch, Joseph watchfully leaves it alone.

92.4 2

Very full and around off, Joseph forces the drive through covers and picks up a couple of runs.

92.3 0

A bumper over middle stump with not much pace on it. Joseph ducks under it well.

92.2 0

Good length over middle and leg, kept out on the leg side.

92.2 nb 1

NO BALL! Full and well outside the off stump, Alzarri Joseph leaves it alone for the keeper to collect. Green oversteps and a no ball is called.

92.1 1

Fullish length angling on the pads, Roston Chase flicks it away through square leg and picks up a single.

Score after 92 overs : 267/7

Runs Scored

0 Runs

A Joseph

1 (8)

R Chase

5 (27)

N Lyon

19-2-59-1

91.6 0

On a good length and turning in from around middle, Joseph tries to defend but misses and gets hit high on the pads.

91.5 0

Tosses it up a bit wide of the off stump and Alzarri Joseph just lets it through to the keeper.

91.4 0

Flighted delivery around the off stump, this is pushed out towards cover.

91.3 0

Nicely tossed up on off stump, Joseph defends it out.

91.2 0

Looped up on the pads and turning down the leg side, Joseph leaves it alone.

91.1 0

Tosses it up on a length and turning in from middle and leg, Joseph blocks it off the inside edge towards short leg.

Nathan Lyon (18-1-59-1) is back into the attack.

Score after 91 overs : 267/7

Runs Scored

1 Runs

R Chase

5 (27)

A Joseph

1 (2)

C Green

8-0-25-1

90.6 0

Keeps it full but this is sprayed down the leg side. Left alone by Chase.

90.5 0

Pitched up around the off stump, Chase blocks it off the front foot.

90.4 0

Fullish delivery around off, Roston Chase eases it towards mid off.

90.3 1

In the air but lands safely. This is dug in short and at the body, Alzarri Joseph looks to take it on but gets a top edge that goes up around square leg. The fielders from short leg and short mid-wicket try to get to it but it falls out of their reach. A single is taken.

90.2 0

Goes full and straight this time, Alzarri Joseph does well to jam it out.

Alzarri Joseph walks out to the middle.
90.1 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Cameron Green comes back into the attack and picks up his first wicket of the game right away. Green serves this one full and outside off, Shamarh Brooks' eyes lit up as he looks to pounce on it and drive it through covers. The ball just nips away a touch and there's not much feet movement by Brooks. The outside edge is found and Alex Carey takes a simple catch behind the stumps. Australia will now look to clean up the West Indian tail.

Score after 90 overs : 266/6

Runs Scored

0 Runs

R Chase

5 (24)

S Brooks

33 (57)

P Cummins

19-6-34-1

89.6 0

Cummins with a good-length delivery on off. Chase with a solid block again. Good batting and good bowling as well.

89.5 0

Angles a length delivery on middle. Chase defends it to mid on.

89.4 0

Back of a length and drifts down the leg side. Chase lets it go as he watches it till the end.

89.3 0

Goes a bit straighter and fullish in length as Chase defends it yet again.

89.2 0

Serves a good-length delivery, around off. Chase leaves it alone this time. Good leave!.

89.1 0

Lands it on a length, on off. Chase with a solid block from his crease.

Score after 89 overs : 266/6

Runs Scored

6 Runs

S Brooks

33 (57)

R Chase

5 (18)

M Starc

22-7-51-3

88.6 0

Back of a length and around off. It is angled across the right hander and Brooks gets beaten on the outside edge as he tries to defend it.

88.5 1

Goes for a yorker but ends up bowling a low full toss on off. Chase drives it off the bottom of his blade to right of mid off for a single.

88.4 lb 4

FOUR LEG BYES! Handy runs for the Windies! Back of a length and around leg. Chase tries to clip it but misses. The ball goes off his thigh pad and away from the diving leg slip for a boundary.

88.3 0

On a length and around off. Chase dabs it towards point where Lyon does well to stop it with a dive.

88.2 0

Lovely delivery! A scrambled seam delivery that pitches around off and is angled across the right-hander. Chase tries to defend it but the ball beats the outside edge of his blade.

88.1 1

A fullish delivery on middle. Brooks flicks it right of mid on for a single.

Score after 88 overs : 260/6

Runs Scored

3 Runs

R Chase

4 (14)

S Brooks

32 (55)

P Cummins

18-5-34-1

87.6 0

Ends the over with a delivery that is just short of good length and around off. Chase makes a careful leave.

87.5 0

Goes fuller and on middle. Chase drives and drives it well but finds the mid on fielder.

87.4 0

Back of a length and outside off. Chase waits for it and leaves it alone.

87.3 3

Bowls a full delivery on middle. Brooks flicks it through mid-wicket and the batters run three. Nice shot!

87.2 0

Lovely delivery! Serves a good-length delivery, outside off. The ball seams away after pitching and Brooks also does well to keep his bat inside the line of the ball.

87.1 0

Back of a length, on off. Brooks keeps it out carefully.

Skipper, Pat Cummins (17-5-31-1) brings himself back into the attack.

Score after 87 overs : 257/6

Runs Scored

0 Runs

R Chase

4 (11)

S Brooks

29 (52)

M Starc

21-7-49-3

86.6 0

On a length, on off. Chase defends it right under his eyes. Chase played this over quite well but he needs to keep his concentration levels up right throughout this session.

86.5 0

Tries to go full and angle it across the right hander but ends up bowling way too wide outside off. Easy leave for Chase.

86.4 0

No run.

86.3 0

Much fuller on off. Chase defends it calmly back to the bowler.

86.2 0

A fullish delivery on off. Chase fends it off the outside half of his blade to point.

86.1 0

On a length and angled across the right hander, Chase leaves it alone.

Score after 86 overs : 257/6

Runs Scored

8 Runs

S Brooks

29 (52)

R Chase

4 (5)

J Hazlewood

21-5-53-1

85.6 b 4

FOUR BYES! Josh Hazlewood goes fuller again but drifts down the leg side. Brooks tries to clip it but misses. Carey behind the stumps fails to collect it as the ball bounces just in front of him and goes past his gloves. It races away towards the fence.

85.5 0

Serves a fullish delivery and outside off. Good shape away from the batter as Brooks leaves it alone.

85.4 0

A bouncer that is angled around leg. Brooks watches it till the end and then lets it go.

85.3 0

A fullish delivery on off and Brooks defends it back to the bowler. Looking very solid here, Brooks!

85.2 0

Lands it on a length, on off. Brooks with a solid block from his crease.

85.1 4

FOUR! Poor delivery and Brooks gets a boundary! A rare bad delivery from Josh Hazlewood as he drifts on the pads. Brooks just tucks it towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.

Score after 85 overs : 249/6

Runs Scored

4 Runs

R Chase

4 (5)

S Brooks

25 (46)

M Starc

20-6-49-3

84.6 0

Pulls his length back slightly and around off. Chase dabs it towards the point region.

84.5 2

A fuller delivery on middle. Shapes into him but Chase flicks it nicely past square leg for a couple.

84.4 0

Tries a variation ball as he bangs it short and around off. Chase ducks under it.

84.3 0

Again that delivery that shapes into the batter. Fuller in length and on off. Chase blocks it out.

84.2 2

Bowls it fuller and around off. Chase with a positive start as he leans forward and drives it through covers for a couple.

Roston Chase is the new man in.
84.1 W 0

OUT! KNOCKED HIM OVER! Right through the gate. It's a Mitchell Starc special! Fast and fuller swinging into middle at 145 kph. Joshua Da Silva tries to flick it but ends up playing all around that delivery as the ball sneaks between his bat and pad. Quite a poor shot this from Joshua Da Silva, he is a better batter than this but he is gone now. Aussies are right on top now.

Score after 84 overs : 245/5

Runs Scored

0 Runs

S Brooks

25 (46)

Da Silva

0 (2)

J Hazlewood

20-5-49-1

83.6 0

Shortish delivery on off. Nasty delivery and Brooks hops and keeps it out onto the turf.

83.5 0

Oh, that's a brave leave! On a good length and again close to the off pole. This time it very close but Brooks leaves it on height.

83.4 0

Touch on the shorter side and on off again. Brooks with a solid block off the back foot.

83.3 0

A fullish delivery and outside off. The ball shapes away a bit as Brooks lets it go.

83.2 0

Lands it on a good length again, on off. Brooks covers the line of the ball and keeps it out nicely.

83.1 0

Josh Hazlewood lands it on a length and outside off. Brooks leaves it alone.

Score after 83 overs : 245/5

Runs Scored

1 Runs

Da Silva

0 (2)

S Brooks

25 (40)

M Starc

19-6-45-2

82.6 0

Goes fuller and on off. Joshua Da Silva drives it to mid off this time.

82.5 0

Bowls it full and down the leg side. Joshua Da Silva tries to flick it but misses.

Joshua Da Silva is the new man in.
82.4 W 0

OUT! LBW! Starc strikes with the new ball and Jermaine Blackwood gritty knock comes to an end. This is why Starc is so dangerous, if he gets it right, there are few bowlers in the world that can match him. He bowls a fullish delivery that shapes in nicely into Blackwood again. He tries to flick it but is late on his shot and gets hit on the pads. Starc makes a loud appeal and the umpire gives it out straightaway. Blackwood though takes the DRS. The replays roll in and according to Hotspot and Snicko there is no bat there. The Ball Tracking rolls and it shows umpire's call on wicket's hitting. So, the original decision stays and Jermaine Blackwood has to walk off.

82.3 1

Finds the right line and length finally! On a good length, on off and shaping into the batter. Brooks tries to defend it but gets the inside edge towards fine leg for a single.

82.2 0

Down the leg side again and touch on the shorter side. Brooks tries to clip it but misses.

82.1 0

Wayward delivery from Starc! Bowls a shortish delivery down the leg side and Brooks lets it go.

Score after 82 overs : 244/4

Runs Scored

0 Runs

J Blackwood

36 (107)

S Brooks

24 (37)

J Hazlewood

19-4-49-1

81.6 0

A good-length delivery, outside off. It shapes away nicely as Jermaine Blackwood leaves it.

81.5 0

Shortish delivery on off. Jermaine Blackwood rides the bounce nicely and blocks it out.

81.4 0

Goes back to the fuller length to find some swing, on off. Jermaine Blackwood connects his drive this time but hits it along the ground straight to mid off.

81.3 0

Lands it in that channel around off. Jermaine Blackwood presses forward a bit to defend it. The ball though straightens after pitching and beats the outside edge of his blade.

81.2 0

Now gets a good swing! Bowls a fullish length and outside off. Jermaine Blackwood goes for a big booming drive but gets beaten on the outside edge.

81.1 0

Just short of good length, around off.The ball bounces sharply and Jermaine Blackwood somehow manages to keep it out onto the turf.

Josh Hazlewood (18-3-49-1) to partner Mitchell Starc with the second new ball.

Score after 81 overs : 244/4

Runs Scored

0 Runs

S Brooks

24 (37)

J Blackwood

36 (101)

M Starc

18-6-44-1

80.6 0

Touch shorter and angled across the right hander again. Brooks watches it carefully and leaves it. Not much swing for Starc there.

80.5 0

Lands it on a length, on off. Brooks defends it off the middle of his blade.

80.4 0

Just short of good length and angled across the right-hander. Brooks is aware of the angle and lets it go.

80.3 0

Pulls his length back slightly, on off. Brooks though is solid in his defence.

80.2 0

Starc bowls another full delivery on off at 140.2 kph. Brooks drives it back to the bowler.

80.1 0

Starts off with a fuller delivery that shapes into middle. Brooks works it towards mid-wicket.

The second new ball is now available. Will Pat Cummins take it straight away? Yes, he does take it instantly and it will be Mitchell Starc who will have the first go at it.

Score after 80 overs : 244/4

Runs Scored

2 Runs

J Blackwood

36 (101)

S Brooks

24 (31)

N Lyon

18-1-59-1

79.6 0

Nicely tossed up, on off. Jermaine Blackwood blocks it off the front foot.

79.5 1

Shorter in length and on middle. Brooks works it to square leg for a single.

79.4 1

Drifting on the pads and quicker again. Jermaine Blackwood works it behind square on the leg side for a single.

79.3 0

On middle and turning in. Jermaine Blackwood goes deep in his crease and works it off the bounce to short leg. Marnus Labuschagne fails to collect it and gets hit just near the box.

79.2 0

Quicker and around off. Touch shorter as well Jermaine Blackwood keeps it out.

79.1 0

Fuller and on middle. Jermaine Blackwood works it to mid-wicket.

Score after 79 overs : 242/4

Runs Scored

4 Runs

S Brooks

23 (30)

J Blackwood

35 (96)

T Head

1-0-4-0

78.6 0

Tossed up, on off. Brooks fends it off the front foot.

78.5 4

FOUR! Oh, just away from Head! Fuller delivery on off. Brooks drives it uppishly left of the bowler and Head dives to his left. However, he fails to get any hand on it as the ball races down the ground for a boundary.

78.4 0

Flatter and quicker again on off. Brooks blocks it out nicely again.

78.3 0

Bowls it fuller and around leg. Brooks tries to sweep it but misses.

78.2 0

Pushes it quicker on off. Brooks keeps it out off the back foot.

78.1 0

Bowls from 'round the wicket and on off. Brooks defends it off the back foot.

Travis Head, the part-time off-spinner to bowl from the opposite end.

Score after 78 overs : 238/4

Runs Scored

1 Runs

J Blackwood

35 (96)

S Brooks

19 (24)

N Lyon

17-1-57-1

77.6 0

Slower through the air, on off. Jermaine Blackwood takes a good stride forward and blocks it.

77.5 0

Oh, much quicker this one at 99 kph. It is tad short in length and around off. Jermaine Blackwood gets the inside edge onto his pads as he tries to defend it.

77.4 0

On the shorter side, on off. Jermaine Blackwood blocks it out.

77.3 0

This is a fuller delivery, outside off. Jermaine Blackwood drives it to covers now.

77.2 1

Another loopy delivery on middle. Brooks drives it down the ground for a single.

77.1 0

Starts off with a tossed up delivery on off. Brooks drives it straight to mid off.

We are back for the final session! With the second new ball due in just 3 overs, the Australians will look to attack. Shamarh Brooks and Jermaine Blackwood are all-set to continue their stay on the crease. Nathan Lyon with continue with his off-breaks after the interval.
... DAY 3, SESSION 3 ...
West Indies, well, they have fought hard in this Test so far. However, they are still 361 runs behind and have lost four wickets now. Almost all Windies batters have taken blows on their body and unfortunately Bonner has now been replaced by Brooks as a concussion substitute after he was hit on the helmet in the opening session. Blackwood though is still out there and is fighting it out as some big wickets have fallen around him. They need a big partnership here and let’s see how West Indies batters go about their business in the final session. Stay tuned.
A very productive session for the Aussies. They have picked three wickets in this session and right throughout have kept Windies batters on their toes. The session started with Cummins getting rid of West Indies skipper, Kraigg Brathwaite with a dream of a delivery. That opened the doors for this quality Australian bowling attack to put more pressure on the Windies and soon Starc got rid of shaky looking Mayers while Lyon got a big wicket of Holder after a fiery Hazlewood spell. Australians were brutal with the short-pitch stuff and this pitch seems to have quicken up now. Expect Aussies bowlers to come out all guns blazing in the final session as second new ball is just around the corner.

Score after 77 overs : 237/4

Runs Scored

9 Runs

S Brooks

18 (22)

J Blackwood

35 (92)

M Labuschagne

2-0-14-0

76.6 1

Tossed up, full and around off, Brooks drives it down to long off for a single. That will be Tea on Day 3!

76.5 2

Around the off stump, Brooks plays it late and well behind point for yet another brace.

76.4 2

Shorter and on middle, Shamarh Brooks turns it through mid-wicket and is quick to get back for the second.

76.3 1

Around off, this is eased away towards cover for a single.

76.2 3

Floated up on the pads, Shamarh Brooks gets a fine tickle on it and the ball races away towards the fine leg fence. David Warner from leg slip chases it down and manages to pull it back in. Three runs are taken.

76.1 0

A tad shorter and outside off, turning away, Brooks cuts it off the back foot but straight to point.

Score after 76 overs : 228/4

Runs Scored

1 Runs

S Brooks

10 (17)

J Blackwood

34 (91)

N Lyon

16-1-56-1

75.6 1

Shorter and around middle, worked away off the back foot towards mid-wicket for a quick single.

75.5 0

On a length around off and this one just skids on a bit quicker. Brooks rocks back and blocks it onto the on side.

75.4 0

Floated up around off, Brooks opens the face of the bat and eases it toward cover-point.

75.3 0

Flights it up a touch and bowls it around middle, Brooks defends it in front of the man at short leg.

75.2 0

Tossed up, full and around off, pushed away onto the off side.

75.1 0

Lyon switches ends and starts off with a quicker one. This is angled in from around off but goes straight on after pitching. Shamarh Brooks does well to keep it out.

Score after 75 overs : 227/4

Runs Scored

5 Runs

J Blackwood

34 (91)

S Brooks

9 (11)

M Labuschagne

1-0-5-0

74.6 0

Tossed up at the stumps, Blackwood defends it out with soft hands.

74.5 0

On a length and around middle, Blackwood watchfully defends it out.

74.4 0

This is a friendly full toss around middle but the ball just dips on the batter. Jermaine Blackwood ends up pushing it back to the bowler.

74.3 0

On the shorter side and over middle, Blackwood plays it off the back foot and onto the leg side.

74.2 0

This is floated up around off, Blackwood blocks it out on the off side.

74.1 0

Much better on the second attempt. Tosses it up around off, Blackwood defends it out.

74.1 nb 5

NO BALL AND FOUR! Marnus Labuschagne oversteps and starts off with a real loosener as well. This is short and down the leg side, Jermaine Blackwood tucks it 'round the corner for a boundary.

Marnus Labuschagne is into the attack now. Interesting decision.

Score after 74 overs : 222/4

Runs Scored

9 Runs

S Brooks

9 (11)

J Blackwood

30 (84)

C Green

7-0-24-0

73.6 0

Just short! Short again and around the body, Brooks hops and does well to play at it with soft hands and keeps it down in front of short leg.

73.5 0

A bit of hostility here from Cameron Green. This is short and angled at the body. Brooks tries to fend it off the back foot but gets hurried on and takes a blow on the gloves.

73.4 4

FOUR! Just erring in line here Cameron Green and that's just easy pickings for Shamarh Brooks. Back of a length and angling down leg, Brooks whips it away well wide of the man at fine leg for a boundary, the second one of the over.

73.3 0

On a length and angling into middle and leg, Brooks keeps it out on the leg side.

73.2 0

Good length, around the top of off and this is pushed away towards covers.

73.2 nb 1

NO BALL! A bouncer now from Green around the off stump and Brooks ducks under it. Green oversteps once again and a no ball is called.

73.1 4

FOUR! A teaser but it does go into the fence. A length ball on the pads, Shamarh Brooks clips it away through the square leg region and picks up a boundary.

Score after 73 overs : 213/4

Runs Scored

2 Runs

S Brooks

1 (4)

J Blackwood

30 (84)

N Lyon

15-1-55-1

72.6 1

Around off stump, Shamarh Brooks drags the sweep shot through square leg and the concussion substitute is off the mark with a single.

72.5 0

Shorter and around middle and leg, Brooks rocks back and dabs it down on the leg side.

72.4 0

Switches to over the wicket to the new man and tosses it up on off stump. Brooks gets forward well to defend.

72.3 1

Nicely flighted on the pads, Blackwood tickles it towards short fine leg for a quick single.

72.2 0

Just drags back the length a touch and keeps it around the pads, Jermaine Blackwood plays at it with soft hands and keeps it down on the leg side.

72.1 0

Loops it up around leg stump, Blackwood blocks it out on the leg side.

Score after 72 overs : 211/4

Runs Scored

2 Runs

S Brooks

0 (1)

J Blackwood

29 (81)

C Green

6-0-15-0

71.6 0

A jaffa to end the over! Lands it on a hard length and keeps it tight around off stump. The ball straightens off the deck and zips past the outside edge of Shamarh Brooks' bat.

71.5 1

This is excellent bowling from Cameron Green. Another short ball at the body and this is bowled right around the shoulder. Blackwood awkwardly fens it away and the ball goes through short fine leg. They get one.

71.4 0

Oh, almost pops up! Short ball at the body, Blackwood hops as he tries to block but gets it off the glove. Luckily for him, the ball doesn't lob up towards short leg.

71.3 0

Back of a length and around leg stump, this is flicked away towards mid-wicket.

71.2 0

'Catch,' is the call but it lands well short. This is full and angling into middle and leg, Jermaine Blackwood looks to drive but ends up pushing it uppishly towards mid on.

71.1 0

This is banged in short and around off, Blackwood ducks under it well.

71.1 nb 1

NO BALL! This is full and at the stumps, Jermaine Blackwood drives it towards mid on. Green has overstepped and a no ball is called.

Shamarh Brooks walks out to the middle now. He has replaced Nkrumah Bonner as a concussion substitute. Let's hope that Bonner's injury is not that serious and it is just a precautionary measure.

Score after 71 overs : 209/4

Runs Scored

7 Runs

J Holder

27 (54)

J Blackwood

28 (75)

N Lyon

14-1-53-1

70.6 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! The change of line has worked immediately for Nathan Lyon. Lyon switches to around the wicket and just floats it up on the pads with the ball turning in. Jason Holder looks to lean forward and clip it through the leg side but ends up closing the face of the bat early and flicking it behind. David Warner at leg slip is quick to react and gets down low to his left to take a sharp catch. Holder was looking dangerous but Lyon gets the better of him on this occasion.

70.5 0

On a nagging length and pushed through quicker on off stump, Holder goes on the back foot and makes the block.

70.4 0

Around middle stump, Holder keeps it out.

70.3 6

SIX! Right in the slot and dispatched! Tossed up on off stump and turning in. Jason Holder frees his arms and slogs it all the way over the wide long on fence for a biggie.

70.2 0

Switches to over the wicket now and tosses it up full and outside off, Holder leans on and eases it towards cover-point.

70.1 1

Drops it a bit short and on leg stump, Jermaine Blackwood goes on the back foot and whips it away towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

Score after 70 overs : 202/3

Runs Scored

8 Runs

J Holder

21 (49)

J Blackwood

27 (74)

C Green

5-0-13-0

69.6 lb 4

FOUR LEG BYES! Australians are firing short-pitch bullets and the Windies batters keep taking blows on the way. Green bowls a short delivery now angling into the body. Holder tries to duck under it but does not keep his eyes on the ball. The ball brushes his helmet and runs away towards the fine leg fence. Time for the mandatory Concussion Test now. The physio is out and Holder looks all fine to continue.

69.5 0

Green goes a bit fuller again and around off. Holder drives it crisply again but finds the mid off fielder.

69.4 0

Lands it on a length, on off. Holder with a solid block from his crease.

69.3 4

FOUR! Classy shot! Green overpitches on off. Holder leans forward and shows the full face of his blade as he drives it down the ground for a boundary.

69.2 0

Short delivery at 132 kph, angling into off. Holder sways away from the line of the ball.

69.1 0

Starts off with a fullish delivery on middle. Holder works it straight to mid on.

Cameron Green (4-0-9-0) is back on.

Score after 69 overs : 194/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

J Blackwood

27 (74)

J Holder

17 (43)

N Lyon

13-1-46-0

68.6 0

Loopy delivery on off. Jermaine Blackwood though gets well forward and blocks it out.

68.5 0

Tossed up delivery on off. Jermaine Blackwood works it to mid-wicket this time.

68.4 3

Tossed up on off. Holder reverse-paddles it and hits in the gap as the ball is stopped just inside the ropes near the third man fence. Three taken.

68.3 0

Natural variation of an off-spinner beats him this time. Tossed up, around off. Holder presses forward to defend but the ball beats the outside edge as it does not turn and goes back to the keeper.

68.2 1

Bowls it on middle and flatter. Jermaine Blackwood works it behind square on the leg side for a single.

68.1 0

Pitches it on and turns this ball into middle at a good pace. Jermaine Blackwood lets it spin and blocks it out.

Score after 68 overs : 190/3

Runs Scored

0 Runs

J Holder

14 (41)

J Blackwood

26 (70)

J Hazlewood

18-3-49-1

67.6 0

Hazlewood with a shortish delivery on off. Holder drops his wrists as the ball hits his biceps and goes back to the keeper.

67.5 0

Serves it on a length again, on off. Holder blocks it out solidly.

67.4 0

Lands it on a length angling into middle and leg. Holder tries to work it towards the leg side but misses and gets rapped up on the pads. A half an appeal by the bowler and the fielders but it is going down leg.

67.3 0

Keeps it on the shorter side but it is a harmless delivery as it is way outside off. Holder leaves it alone.

67.2 0

Touch shorter and on off. Holder stays deep in his crease and defends it towards the off side.

67.1 0

Bangs it short and on middle. Holder ducks under it.

Score after 67 overs : 190/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

J Blackwood

26 (70)

J Holder

14 (35)

N Lyon

12-1-42-0

66.6 0

Quicker delivery again and flatter. Jermaine Blackwood with a solid block.

66.5 0

On middle and fuller again. Jermaine Blackwood pushes it towards left of short mid-wicket where the fielder makes a good stop diving to his left.

66.4 0

Fuller delivery and slower through the air, on off. Jermaine Blackwood keeps it out off the front foot.

66.3 0

Tad shorter and turning into off. Jermaine Blackwood blocks it off the back foot.

66.2 1

Fullish delivery on middle. Holder knocks it down to long on for a single.

66.1 0

Tossed up, on off. Holder blocks it out.

Score after 66 overs : 189/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

J Blackwood

26 (66)

J Holder

13 (33)

J Hazlewood

17-2-49-1

65.6 0

Back of a length and outside off. Jermaine Blackwood lets it go. Good battle going on here between Josh Hazlewood and Jermaine Blackwood.

65.5 0

Jermaine Blackwood is definitely rattled a bit by this short-pitch stuff. Josh Hazlewood angles a shortish delivery on the body and Jermaine Blackwood just about manages to keep it out.

65.4 2

Back of a length, on middle. Jermaine Blackwood clips it to deep backward square leg for a couple.

65.3 0

Oh, that's a ripper from Josh Hazlewood! A perfect short delivery on off as Jermaine Blackwood is caught off-guard. He hops and looks to keep it out. However, the ball goes off the shoulder of his blade and loops up in the in front of gully. Green there runs forward and dives to take it but fails to reach it in the end.

65.2 0

Targets the middle stump again. On  length and Jermaine Blackwood defends it towards the leg side.

65.1 0

A length delivery and angling into middle. Jermaine Blackwood clips it to mid-wicket.

Score after 65 overs : 187/3

Runs Scored

6 Runs

J Holder

13 (33)

J Blackwood

24 (60)

N Lyon

11-1-41-0

64.6 0

Flatter and quicker on off. Holder blocks it solidly.

64.5 0

Lovely tossed up delivery. It induces Holder to press for a forward defence. However, the ball goes straight off the deck and beats the outside edge of his blade.

64.4 0

Flighted delivery on off. Holder drives it to mid off.

64.3 4

FOUR! Lovely shot! Tossed up and outside off. It is a half-volley and Holder takes a big stride forward and caresses it through covers for a boundary.

64.2 2

Slower through the air and around off. Holder fends it with soft hands and opens the face of his blade a bit. The ball runs through the third man region and couple of runs are taken.

64.1 0

Tossed up, on off. Holder with a solid block.

Score after 64 overs : 181/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

J Blackwood

24 (60)

J Holder

7 (27)

J Hazlewood

16-2-47-1

63.6 0

Oh, that's a nasty delivery! Josh Hazlewood bowls this bouncer at a perfect awkward height angling into the body. Jermaine Blackwood tries to sway away from the line of the ball but the ball goes onto his his handle and gloves.

A slight halt in play as the string off the bottom of Jermaine Blackwood's bat seems to have come off. The 12th man is out with a new bat and Blackwood is good to continue.
63.5 0

On a length and outside off. Jermaine Blackwood goes deep in his crease and plays it quite late as he dabs it towards the off side.

63.4 1

Angles a fullish delivery on middle. Holder clips it to mid-wicket for a single.

63.3 0

Goes fuller and on off. Holder with a solid defence again.

63.2 0

Just short of good length, on off. Holder stays deep in his crease and blocks it out.

63.1 0

Touch shorter and outside off. Holder lets it go with ease.

Drinks break! Well, it has been a fascinating first hour of the post-lunch session to say the least. Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc started spitting fire after the break and the Windies skipper Kraigg Brathwaite was soon dismissed after a handy knock. After his departure, the batting looked shaky and Mayers, after a couple of scares did get out. And, just a couple of overs back there was a controversial decision as Holder was judged out on the field but the third umpire deemed it not out on the basis of a spike on UltraEdge. The next hour should be as exciting, if not more.

Score after 63 overs : 180/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

J Blackwood

24 (58)

J Holder

6 (23)

N Lyon

10-1-35-0

62.6 0

Pushes it bit quicker on middle. Jermaine Blackwood defends it off the back foot and the ball loops up a bit in air and falls just away from the short leg fielder.

62.5 0

Slower through the air and on middle. Jermaine Blackwood works it towards the leg side.

62.4 4

FOUR! Streaky but a boundary for Jermaine Blackwood! A shortish delivery and just outside off. Jermaine Blackwood goes back and tries to punch it. However, he gets a thick outside edge that runs away through the gap towards the third man fence.

62.3 0

Another flighted delivery on off. Jermaine Blackwood pushes it to covers.

62.2 0

Slower through the air, on off. Jermaine Blackwood blocks it off the front foot.

62.1 0

Tossed up delivery on off. Jermaine Blackwood drives it to covers.

A change from both ends now as Nathan Lyon (9-1-31-0) is back into the attack. Lyon is in discussion with the umpire about the previous lbw decision and the Aussies, rightly so aren't convinced with it. Also, some protective equipment is coming onto the field as a fielder is now placed at short leg.

Score after 62 overs : 176/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

J Holder

6 (23)

J Blackwood

20 (52)

J Hazlewood

15-2-46-1

61.6 0

A fullish delivery on middle. Holder tries to drive it but seems to have missed it as the ball hits his back leg. Josh Hazlewood appeals and the umpire raises his finger. It did look out to the naked eye but Holder takes the DRS straightaway and looks pretty confident as well. The replays roll in and the Hotspot shows no bat invloved. However, there is a spike as the ball passes the blade on the Snicko. The on-field umpire himself seems to be confused and first gives it out and then realises that he has made a mistake and gives it not out. There is lot of confusion on the field and Australian players are not happy. However, the offical decision is not out and that is what matters. Holder will continue!

61.5 0

Better line! On a good length again but this time close to the off pole. However, Holder is aware enough of his off stump and leaves it alone.

61.4 0

Back of a length and outside off. Holder leaves it alone.

61.3 2

Touch shorter and angling into middle. Holder clips it to deep square leg for a couple.

61.2 0

Hits that good length area on off. Holder though leaves it on height as the ball goes over the off pole back to the keeper.

61.1 0

Josh Hazlewood starts off with a fullish delivery on off. Holder leans forward and drives it crisply to mid off.

Josh Hazlewood (14-2-44-1) is brought back into the attack.

Score after 61 overs : 174/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

J Blackwood

20 (52)

J Holder

4 (17)

P Cummins

17-5-31-1

60.6 2

Short and outside off. Jermaine Blackwood punches it through covers for a couple. Jermaine Blackwood is looking quite comfortable in the middle.

60.5 0

On a length and angling into middle. Jermaine Blackwood works it right of mid on and looks for a single but is sent back by his partner.

60.4 1

Shortish delivery and angling into the body at 135 kph. Holder rides the bounce and works it behind square to the leg side for a single.

60.3 1

Goes fuller and on middle. Jermaine Blackwood clips it to square leg for a single.

60.2 0

Serves it on a length, on off at 132 kph. Jermaine Blackwood fends it from his crease towards mid on.

60.1 0

Cummins with a back-of-a-length delivery on off. Jermaine Blackwood calmly blocks it out.

Score after 60 overs : 170/3

Runs Scored

0 Runs

J Holder

3 (16)

J Blackwood

17 (47)

M Starc

17-5-44-1

59.6 0

Fullish length, well outside off and it is once again left alone by Holder. Maiden!

59.5 0

Starc tries to attack the pads but just snatches at it a bit and pulls the trigger down the leg side. Alex Carey does well to collect that one.

59.4 0

Keeps it full but this time tries to angle it in from outside off. Holder makes an easy leave.

59.3 0

Switches to 'round the wicket now and tries to attack the base of middle stump, Holder jams it out towards extra cover.

59.2 0

On a length around off and seaming away, Jason Holder lets it through to the keeper.

59.1 0

Full and in that channel around off stump, Holder leaves it alone.

Score after 59 overs : 170/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

J Holder

3 (10)

J Blackwood

17 (47)

P Cummins

16-5-27-1

58.6 1

This is very full and angling into the leg stump, Holder manages to get some bat on it and flicks it through backward square leg for a run.

58.5 0

Well left! A touch fuller now, close to the off pole and jagging back in a touch. Jason Holder trusts the bounce and shoulders arms at it.

58.4 0

A good bumper now over off stump, Holder is able to duck under it though.

58.3 0

This is pitched up on middle stump, Holder blocks it out towards mid on.

58.2 0

On a good length again and angling into the pads, Holder looks to flick but misses and gets hit high on the pads.

58.1 1

Good length around middle and leg, Jermaine Blackwood tucks it away through square leg for a single.

Score after 58 overs : 168/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

J Holder

2 (5)

J Blackwood

16 (46)

M Starc

16-4-44-1

57.6 2

Pitched up on off stump, Jason Holder pushes at it with soft hands and edges it down through backward point. The batters hurry back for the second and that is excellent running.

57.5 0

Starc is just probing away around the off stump. This is full again, trying to induce the drive but Holder resists the temptation and leaves it alone.

57.4 0

This is very full and at 144 clicks around off stump, Holder watchfully leaves it alone.

57.3 0

Fullish length and slanted across Holder who makes yet another leave.

57.2 0

This is on a good length outside off, trying to bring it back into the right-hander. Jason Holder leaves it alone.

Jason Holder is the next batter in.
57.1 W 0

OUT! KNOCKED HIM OVER! Kyle Mayers' stay at the crease is a short one. Mitchell Starc steams in from over the wicket and angles in a full ball into the off pole. This is bowled at over 144 clicks and catches Mayers out. Once again Mayers' feet don't go anywhere and he is late in his attempted drive as well. The ball takes a faint inside edge and goes on to castle into the stumps. These are dangerous times for the Windies batters as they look to fend off the Aussie quicks.

Score after 57 overs : 166/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

J Blackwood

16 (46)

K Mayers

1 (7)

P Cummins

15-5-25-1

56.6 0

Pitches it up now and angles it into the off pole, Blackwood looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto the leg side.

56.5 0

Fullish length at the stumps, nudged away in front of mid-wicket.

56.4 0

Pat Cummins seems to have found his rhythm here. A short ball now over middle stump and this one just climbs on the batter. Jermaine Blackwood does well to hop and keep it down on the deck.

56.3 1

Goes full now and angles one into the middle stump. Mayers looks to drive at it but gets an inside edge towards fine leg and gets off the mark with a single.

56.2 0

Nagging length, on the fifth stump line and just staying a bit low. Kyle Mayers doesn't move his feet as he looks to play the cover drive. The ball goes past the outside edge.

56.1 0

On a hard length and around off, Mayers stays on the back foot and pushes it out on the off side.

Score after 56 overs : 165/2

Runs Scored

6 Runs

J Blackwood

16 (43)

K Mayers

0 (4)

M Starc

15-4-42-0

55.6 0

Full and trying to attack the pads but it is spilled down the leg side by Starc.

55.5 0

Good length, angling across the right-hander, Blackwood lets it through to the keeper.

55.4 0

Starc shortens the length and bowls it over leg stump, Blackwood hops and nudges it down on the leg side.

55.3 2

Poor running, that should have been an easy three. Starc keeps it full and wide, Blackwood plays a lovely cover drive and it is a long chase for the fielder who runs behind it from covers. They, however, take only two and are content with it.

55.2 4

Edged and FOUR! This is full and wide again at 143.3 clicks. Jermaine Blackwood goes for the flashy cover drive but the ball takes the outside edge and goes in between the slip cordon and gully for a boundary. An extra slip there and Blackwood was a goner.

55.1 0

Mitchell Starc comes from over the wicket and angles across a full and wide one, Jermaine Blackwood strokes it away towards extra cover.

Score after 55 overs : 159/2

Runs Scored

0 Runs

K Mayers

0 (4)

J Blackwood

10 (37)

P Cummins

14-5-24-1

54.6 0

A length ball on off stump, Mayers flicks it away towards mid-wicket. Top over from Pat Cummins, a wicket-maiden.

54.5 0

Around the top of off, Mayers just about keeps it out on the off side.

54.4 0

Was there any bat on it? No, just past the outside edge. Fuller in length and angling in from around off. The ball seams away a touch and zips past the outside edge as Kyle Mayers looks to block it off the front foot. There is an appeal from behind but Cummins isn't interested and rightly so.

54.3 0

Absolute ripper! Pat Cummins switches to around the wicket and welcomes Kyle Mayers to the crease with a sharp bouncer. This is around off and angling in at a good height. Mayers looks to sway away from the line of the ball but the ball hits the left shoulder and Alex Carey leaps up brilliantly to grab it.

Kyle Mayers, the talented left-handed batter walks out to the middle now.
54.2 W 0

OUT! TIMBER! Skipper to skipper and at last, Pat Cummins does have his 200th Test wicket and he has certainly deserved it. This is a dream delivery from Cummins as he serves it on a length and angles it into middle and off. Kraigg Brathwaite looks to block and plays down the correct line but the ball just straightens a touch off the deck and beats the outside edge going on to hit the top of off stump. Brathwaite departs after a solid knock but Australia now have a chance to go hard at the Windies middle order.

54.1 0

Full and straight from Cummins, Brathwaite blocks it back to the bowler.

Score after 54 overs : 159/1

Runs Scored

9 Runs

K Brathwaite

64 (164)

J Blackwood

10 (37)

M Starc

14-4-36-0

53.6 1

Tentative drive! Full and pushed well outside off, Brathwaite goes after it but ends up just pushing at it. The ball goes to the left of the man at cover and they get a run as well.

53.5 lb 2

TWO LEG BYES! Shorter and around the hips, Brathwaite plays it off the thigh pad again and down to fine leg. The batters pick up a couple of leg byes.

53.4 1

Back of a length and around off, Blackwood goes on the back foot and dabs it down with gentle hands towards backward point for one. The 50-run stand between these two is up.

53.3 0

Starc switches to over the wicket and angles across a full ball at 141 clicks. Jermaine Blackwood gets pushed onto the back foot and has a feel for it but the ball beats the outside edge.

53.2 1

Fullish length around off, Brathwaite plays it square of the wicket towards cover-point for an easy single.

53.1 lb 4

FOUR LEG BYES! A bit too straight from Starc. Good length around the pads, Brathwaite looks to tickle it fine but misses. The ball goes off the thigh pads and runs away into the fine leg fence.

Score after 53 overs : 150/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

J Blackwood

9 (35)

K Brathwaite

62 (160)

P Cummins

13-4-24-0

52.6 0

Back-to-back maidens! This is a touch fuller and around off, Jermaine Blackwood presses forward and solidly keeps it out on the off side.

52.5 0

On a good length and around off stump, Blackwood watchfully leaves it alone.

52.4 0

Very full and on off stump, just shaping away a touch as well. Jermaine Blackwood punches it back out on the deck.

52.3 0

This is pitched up around off, Blackwood pushes it back to the bowler.

52.2 0

Goes fuller now and around the fifth stump line, Blackwood lets it through to the keeper.

52.1 0

Cummins digs it in a bit short and around the body. Jermaine Blackwood hops and keeps it down on the leg side.

Pat Cummins to start the proceedings from the other end. The Australian skipper has bowled quite well so far but without any success.

Score after 52 overs : 150/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

K Brathwaite

62 (160)

J Blackwood

9 (29)

M Starc

13-4-33-0

51.6 0

Just staying a touch low. Nagging length around off and angling in. Brathwaite looks to defend it with a straight bat but the ball seams away and beats the outside edge. Starc starts off the session with a maiden.

51.5 0

This one's pitched up on off stump, Brathwaite drives it tentatively and towards mid on.

51.4 0

Full again, at 142 clicks and attacking middle and leg stump. Brathwaite keeps it out on the leg side.

51.3 0

This is full and at the stumps, Brathwaite punches it back towards the bowler.

51.2 0

Just brings the length back a touch and brings it a bit closer to the off pole as well. Brathwaite looks to block but the ball holds its line and passes the outside edge.

51.1 0

Starc begins the session from around the stumps and angles in a very full ball from outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite jams it out on the off side.

Welcome back, folks! We are ready for the post-Lunch session and it promises to be a riveting one! Australian players have taken the field and the two Windies batters, Jermaine Blackwood and Kraigg Brathwaite are also in the middle now to resume their innings. Mitchell Starc to start with the ball. Here we go...
… DAY 3, SESSION 2 …
Josh Hazlewood started the new day with a wicket and with the way he and Pat Cummins were bowling early on, Australia would have expected to take more than just one wicket but the opposition has been stubborn. Apart from those two, other bowlers couldn't quite challenge the Windies batters much and Nathan Lyon was put under pressure as Brathwaite stayed aggressive against him. The pitch is still pretty good for batting and the bounce is true but a couple of slip-ups here and there and West Indies could be under immense pressure. Will the visitors continue to frustrate the hosts? Or will Australia be able to expose the middle order and get back on top of the proceedings? Find out soon as the post-lunch session begins at 10.30 am IST (5 am GMT).
Most of the action happened in the opening over of the day as debutant Tagenarine Chanderpaul brought up a fifty and then was dismissed the very next ball. Skipper Kraigg Brathwaite and Nkrumah Bonner then steadied the ship and looked to stitch together a decent stand but Bonner took a blow on the backside of his helmet and eventually after a couple of overs had to leave the field as a precautionary measure. Since then, Brathwaite has brought up yet another half-century and has been aggressive against Lyon with Jermaine Blackwood hanging on at the other end.
Session summary - 26 overs, 76 runs and 1 wicket. Yet another engrossing session of Test cricket has gone by and probably, West Indies will be happier of the two teams heading into the lunch break. The Aussie quicks have been on the money but don't have much to show for their efforts and would be hoping to change that in the next session.

Score after 51 overs : 150/1

Runs Scored

1 Runs

J Blackwood

9 (29)

K Brathwaite

62 (154)

J Hazlewood

14-2-44-1

50.6 0

Serves a length delivery on off. Jermaine Blackwood blocks it out solidly as he covers the line of the ball nicely here. That's Lunch on Day 3!

50.5 1

A length delivery on off. Bit of shape into the batter and Kraigg Brathwaite defends it with the inside half of his blade towards the leg side. Single taken. 150 up for West Indies!

50.4 0

Shortens his length now on off. Kraigg Brathwaite rides the bounce and blocks it out.

50.3 0

Goes a bit fuller and on off. Kraigg Brathwaite is as solid as ever.

50.2 0

Angles a length delivery on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite covers the line of the ball and fends it onto the turf.

50.1 0

On a length, on off. Kraigg Brathwaite defends it towards the off side.

Score after 50 overs : 149/1

Runs Scored

5 Runs

J Blackwood

9 (28)

K Brathwaite

61 (149)

N Lyon

9-1-31-0

49.6 0

Tossed up, on off. Jermaine Blackwood blocks it off the front foot.

49.5 0

On the shorter side again, on off. Jermaine Blackwood goes back and tries to work it towards the leg side but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

49.4 0

Touch shorter and on off. Jermaine Blackwood blocks it off the back foot.

49.3 4

FOUR! Jermaine Blackwood is getting more and more confident with each delivery! This is tossed up and wider outside off. Jermaine Blackwood strides forward and drives it through covers for a boundary.

49.2 0

Lovely flighted delivery again, on off. Jermaine Blackwood blocks it off the front foot.

49.1 1

Tossed up and around off. Kraigg Brathwaite opens the face of his blade as he presses forward to defend and takes a single towards the backward point region.

Score after 49 overs : 144/1

Runs Scored

3 Runs

J Blackwood

5 (23)

K Brathwaite

60 (148)

J Hazlewood

13-2-43-1

48.6 0

Hits the hard length, on off. Jermaine Blackwood defends it right under his eyes.

48.5 2

On the shorter side again, around off. Jermaine Blackwood punches it through covers for a couple.

48.4 lb 1

Back of a length and angling into the body. Kraigg Brathwaite tries to clip it but misses. The ball goes off his thigh pad towards the leg side and a leg bye is taken.

48.3 0

On the shorter side and around off. Kraigg Brathwaite dabs it towards point. Again plays it late and with soft hands. Good batting this!

48.2 0

A fullish delivery on off. Kraigg Brathwaite drives it back to the bowler.

48.1 0

On a good length, on off. Kraigg Brathwaite defends it solidly from his crease.

Josh Hazlewood (12-2-41-1) is brought back into the attack.

Score after 48 overs : 141/1

Runs Scored

5 Runs

K Brathwaite

60 (144)

J Blackwood

3 (21)

N Lyon

8-1-26-0

47.6 1

Tossed up, on off. Kraigg Brathwaite sweeps it to deep square leg for a single this time.

47.5 0

Touch short and around off. Kraigg Brathwaite defends it from his crease.

47.4 0

Around off and turning into the batter. Kraigg Brathwaite plays it late and fends it towards the off side.

47.3 0

Pushes it quicker on off. Kraigg Brathwaite blocks it out.

47.2 4

FOUR! Another good shot from Kraigg Brathwaite! Great placement! This is fuller and on off. Kraigg Brathwaite sweeps and sweeps it wll through square leg for a boundary.

47.1 0

Flatter and quicker on off. Kraigg Brathwaite defends it off the back foot.

Score after 47 overs : 136/1

Runs Scored

7 Runs

J Blackwood

3 (21)

K Brathwaite

55 (138)

M Starc

12-3-33-0

46.6 2

In the gap! On the shorter side and around off. Jermaine Blackwood rides the bounce nicely and opens the face of his blade just a bit. The ball runs through the point region for a couple.

46.5 0

Angles a shortish delivery on off from 'round the wicket and Jermaine Blackwood does well to block it again.

46.4 0

On the shorter side, on off. Jermaine Blackwood hops and defends it out.

46.3 1

Bowls it fuller and on off. Kraigg Brathwaite drives it wide of mid off for a single.

46.2 0

Back of a length and around off. Kraigg Brathwaite rides the bounce and blocks it out.

46.1 4

FOUR! Oh, wide of second slip! On a length and angled across the batter. Kraigg Brathwaite pushes it away from hos body. The ball though goes off the outside edge of his blade and wide of Smith who dives to his right but fails to reach it. The ball races away towards the third man fence.

Score after 46 overs : 129/1

Runs Scored

7 Runs

K Brathwaite

50 (135)

J Blackwood

1 (18)

N Lyon

7-1-21-0

45.6 1

FIFTY For Kraigg Brathwaite! This has been a superb knock from the skipper, great grit and determination all through. This one is fuller and on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

45.5 0

Tossed up and fuller on off. Kraigg Brathwaite drives it to mid off.

45.4 0

Pushes it quicker again and tad shorter on off. Kraigg Brathwaite blocks it out.

45.3 0

This time quicker and flatter, around leg. Kraigg Brathwaite tries to sweep but misses.

45.2 6

SIX! Good positive intent from Kraigg Brathwaite! Tossed up, on mddle. Kraigg Brathwaite dances down the track and tonks it down the ground for a maximum.

45.1 0

Pitches it on middle and turns into Kraigg Brathwaite. He goes back and defends it towards the leg side.

Score after 45 overs : 122/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

J Blackwood

1 (18)

K Brathwaite

43 (129)

M Starc

11-3-26-0

44.6 0

Good length around off, Blackwood watches it all the way through and leaves it alone.

44.5 0

Short ball now, at 141.3 clicks and looking to attack the body but it is down the leg side. Blackwood does well to read the line of the ball and move out of the way of the delivery.

44.4 0

A length ball around middle and leg, this is easily blocked out by Jermaine Blackwood.

44.3 0

Nicely done. Starc goes a bit fuller and bowls it around off stump at over 141 clicks. Jermaine Blackwood looks to block but the ball just straightens a touch and whizzes past the outside edge.

44.2 0

On a hard length and over leg stump, Blackwood hops and dabs it down on the leg side.

44.1 0

A bouncer now, over leg stump and a bit too high for Jermaine Blackwood to play at it.

Score after 44 overs : 122/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

K Brathwaite

43 (129)

J Blackwood

1 (12)

N Lyon

6-1-14-0

43.6 0

Around middle and leg, Brathwaite keeps it down in front of short leg.

43.5 0

This is down the leg side, Brathwaite leaves it alone but the ball hits the pads and goes towards leg slip.

43.4 0

Shorter in length and turning into the pads, Brathwaite looks to work it past the fielder at short leg but fails to beat him.

43.3 0

Flighted, around middle and leg, this is nudged away onto the leg side.

43.2 4

FOUR! Well played! This is tossed up around off stump, Kraigg Brathwaite gets inside the line of the ball and sweeps it away behind square on the leg side for a boundary.

43.1 0

On a length and turning in sharply from off stump, Brathwaite just shoulders arms and the ball hits him on the body.

Score after 43 overs : 118/1

Runs Scored

1 Runs

J Blackwood

1 (12)

K Brathwaite

39 (123)

M Starc

10-2-26-0

42.6 0

Lovely delivery! Fuller length, close to the off pole and at around 144 clicks. The ball just zips off the deck as Blackwood looks to drive but gets beaten past the outside edge.

42.5 0

Short of a length and around off, Jermaine Blackwood hops and defends it down on the deck.

42.4 0

On a hard length and on off stump, Blackwood gets right behind the line to make another solid block.

42.3 0

Good length around middle stump, Blackwood keeps it out without any fuss.

42.2 0

Starc hits the length hard and bowls it on off stump, Blackwood defends it off the back foot.

42.1 1

Fullish length, close to the off pole and angling across. Kraigg Brathwaite plays at it with soft hands and gets an outside edge down to third man for a single.

Score after 42 overs : 117/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

J Blackwood

1 (7)

K Brathwaite

38 (122)

N Lyon

5-1-10-0

41.6 0

Fuller this time around and on leg stump, Blackwood pushes it towards mid on.

41.5 0

On a length and around leg stump, Jermaine Blackwood looks to play it off the back foot but ends up blocking it onto the deck.

41.4 1

Lyon pulls the length back a shade and bowls it around the pads, Brathwaite goes on the back foot and nudges it past the diving fielder at leg slip for a run.

41.3 2

A bit of aggression from the Windies skipper. Lyon switches to 'round the wicket and floats it up on leg stump. Brathwaite advances and drags the slog in front of deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

41.2 1

Tosses it up on a length and outside off, there is a good bit of turn into the right-hander. Jermaine Blackwood just works it away through mid-wicket for a single.

41.1 0

Starts off with a shortish delivery on off stump. This one turns in and Blackwood keeps it down towards short leg.

Time for spin now as Nathan Lyon gets his opportunity to have a crack at Jermaine Blackwood and Kraigg Brathwaite. He bowled 4 overs on Day 2 and got some good turn.

Score after 41 overs : 113/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

K Brathwaite

35 (120)

J Blackwood

0 (3)

M Starc

9-2-25-0

40.6 2

Shorter this time and angled across the off stump, Kraigg Brathwaite stays on the back foot and just eases it through extra cover for a couple of more runs.

40.5 0

Full again around off, Brathwaite drives again but is unable to beat the man at mid off to his left.

40.4 2

Overpitched from Starc and outside off, Kraigg Brathwaite drives it uppishly through the cover region and picks up a couple of runs.

40.3 0

A length ball on off stump, Brathwaite defends it off the front foot.

40.2 0

On a hard length and around off, Brathwaite gets right behind the line of the ball to keep it down on the deck.

40.1 0

Around the top of off and angling across the right-hander, Brathwaite looks to defend but is beaten past the outside edge.

Score after 40 overs : 109/1

Runs Scored

3 Runs

K Brathwaite

31 (114)

J Blackwood

0 (3)

C Green

4-0-9-0

39.6 1

Excellent running! Back of a length and around off, Brathwaite hops and keeps it down in front of covers and scampers through for one.

39.5 0

This is around middle and leg, Brathwaite pushes it towards mid on.

39.4 0

A length ball at the stumps, Brathwaite keeps it out.

39.3 0

A touch fuller and at the stumps, Brathwaite defends it out on the leg side.

39.2 lb 1

Leg bye! Good length around the pads, Blackwood looks to flick but gets it off his pads past square leg. They get a leg bye.

39.1 0

On a fullish length and attacking middle and leg, Blackwood punches it towards mid on.

39.1 nb 1

NO BALL! This is full and straight, Jermaine Blackwood negotiates his first ball well as he blocks it towards mid on. A no ball is called for overstepping.

Drinks break. It has been an absorbing hour of play! Australian bowlers were right on the mark from ball one and Josh Hazlewood got rid of the debutant Tagenarine Chanderpaul early. After that, both Cummins and Josh Hazlewood kept beating the outside edge of both the batter's blade but Bonner and Kraigg Brathwaite have managed to survive and we must say Windies are showing some good fight here. They need to keep their focus on in the next hour of play as well because Aussie bowlers will keep coming hard at them. Oh, wait! Nkrumah Bonner is walking off the field. He is feeling dizzy because of the blow he took on his helmet some overs back. Hopefully, he will be back soon and Jermaine Blackwood now walks out to the middle to replace him.
Ouch! Nkrumah Bonner is looking in some discomfort and is unable to continue. A blow to the batting team as Nkrumah Bonner is retired hurt.

Score after 39 overs : 106/1

Runs Scored

6 Runs

N Bonner

16 (47)

K Brathwaite

30 (110)

M Starc

8-2-21-0

38.6 1

A half-volley around off and at around 141 clicks. Nkrumah Bonner just bunts it onto the off side and scampers across for a single.

38.5 0

Full and around off, Bonner shoulders arms.

38.4 0

Fullish length around off, Bonner watchfully leaves it alone.

38.3 2

A bit of a fumble and the batters take two with ease. Very full and wide, Nkrumah Bonner caresses it through extra cover for a couple of runs.

38.2 1

Risky single but good running. Nagging length, shaping it in from around middle. Brathwaite looks to defend but gets an inside edge towards mid-wicket. They go for the single and the direct hit is missed at the batter's end but it seems Bonner would have been home anyways.

38.1 2

Starc starts from over the wicket and serves a full ball outside off. Brathwaite frees his arms a bit and drives it past mid off for a couple of runs.

Mitchell Starc (7-2-15-0) to bowl his first over of the day now.

Score after 38 overs : 100/1

Runs Scored

5 Runs

N Bonner

13 (43)

K Brathwaite

27 (108)

C Green

3-0-7-0

37.6 0

Pitches it up now and looks to attack the stumps, Bonner is able to get a bat on it.

37.5 0

This is dug in short and over the stumps, Bonner ducks under it.

37.4 4

FOUR! Width on offer. Fuller in length but well outside off, Nkrumah Bonner goes for the drive but gets it off the outer half of the bat and well past the slip cordon into the fence. The 100 is now up for West Indies.

37.3 0

On a length and this is angled into middle and leg. The ball skids through but Bonner is able to keep it out.

37.2 0

A touch fuller around the fourth stump and zipping off the deck, Nkrumah Bonner shoulders arms at it.

37.1 1

Green goes full and straight, Brathwaite pushes it back past the bowler and to the left of the man at mid on to pick up an easy single.

Score after 37 overs : 95/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

N Bonner

9 (38)

K Brathwaite

26 (107)

P Cummins

12-3-24-0

36.6 0

Good length around leg stump, Bonner nudges it onto the leg side. Maiden!

36.5 0

BEATEN! Pitches it up now in that channel around off and angles it in. The ball shapes away beautifully after pitching and completely squares up Bonner who is beaten past the outside edge.

36.4 0

Cummins bowls this one on a hard length, around middle and leg, Bonner hops and looks to tuck it away but misses and gets hit on the thigh pad.

36.3 0

Goes fuller now and keeps it outside off, Bonner punches it on the up but straight toward short cover.

36.2 0

Good length, angling it in from around off, Nkrumah Bonner presses forward to make the block.

36.1 0

Serves it on a length and around off stump, Bonner defends it off the front foot.

Score after 36 overs : 95/1

Runs Scored

1 Runs

K Brathwaite

26 (107)

N Bonner

9 (32)

C Green

2-0-2-0

35.6 0

Back of a length and over middle, this one gets up pretty high but it is solidly kept down by Brathwaite.

35.5 0

Length ball, around middle and leg, Brathwaite has a slight shuffle across off stump and blocks it out.

35.4 0

Pitches it up now on off stump, Brathwaite pushes it out towards silly mid off.

35.3 0

A good bumper now, over the stumps and jumping off the surface. Kraigg Brathwaite gets taken aback a bit but manages to get out of the way.

35.2 1

Full and angling onto the pads, Bonner flicks it down to fine leg for a single.

35.1 0

This is bowled fuller and in that channel around off, Nkrumah Bonner shoulders arms.

Score after 35 overs : 94/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

K Brathwaite

26 (103)

N Bonner

8 (30)

P Cummins

11-2-24-0

34.6 0

Beaten! A frustrated look on the face of Cummins. He has bowled well but has not been able to find that edge. Just short of good length and outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite tries to punch it away from his body but misses it.

34.5 0

On the shorter side, on off. Kraigg Brathwaite though plays it quite well as he rides the bounce and dabs it towards the off side.

34.4 0

On a length, on off. Kraigg Brathwaite fends it out from his crease.

34.3 0

Bowls a half-volley, around off. Kraigg Brathwaite drives but finds the mid off fielder.

34.2 0

A fullish delivery, on off. Kraigg Brathwaite sees an opportuntiy to score runs and tries to drive it. However, the ball coms into Kraigg Brathwaite a bit and finds the inside edge of his blade. It goes onto hit his pads.

34.1 0

On a length, on off. Kraigg Brathwaite keeps it out with ease.

Score after 34 overs : 94/1

Runs Scored

1 Runs

N Bonner

8 (30)

K Brathwaite

26 (97)

C Green

1-0-1-0

33.6 0

Back of a length, on off. Bonner waits for it and plays it with soft hands towards the off side.

33.5 0

Bouncer again but this time Bonner does well to duck under it. On middle and at  a good pace but negotiated well by Bonner.

33.4 0

Serves a good-length delivery, outside off. Bonner leaves it alone.

Nkrumah Bonner has been hit on the backside of his helmet but seems to be fine. There will however be a mandatory concussion check as the physio comes out to have a look. There will be a change of helmet for Bonner and hence a bit of an extended delay. It has been changed now and we are good to continue.
33.3 0

Oh, that has hit him on the helmet! Sharp bouncer by Green angles it on middle. Bonner takes his eyes off the ball and tries to duck under it but the ball goes onto hit his helmet. He will need some treatment here!

33.2 0

Hits the good length and outside off. The ball shapes away and Bonner makes a good leave.

33.1 1

Starts off with a length delivery on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite clips it to square leg for a single.

Cameron Green to bowl for the first time in this match.

Score after 33 overs : 93/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

N Bonner

8 (25)

K Brathwaite

25 (96)

P Cummins

10-1-24-0

32.6 0

Beaten! Very close to the outside edge of Bonner's blade this time. Serves a good-length delivery, around the off pole. Bonner tries to defend it but the ball straightens and beats him.

32.5 4

FOUR! Lovely shot! This is good batting, you need to score runs when you get an opportunity. Overpitched delivery, around off. Bonner takes a good stride forward and creams it through covers for a boundary.

32.4 0

Cummins with a length delivery on off. Bonner blocks it solidly.

32.3 0

Now gets back to his good length! Serves it around off. Bonner tries to defend it off the front foot but the ball just seems to be missing the outside edges of these blades right now.

32.2 0

Bangs it short and it is angled around leg. Bonner ducks under it.

32.1 0

Cummins hits that hard length again, on off. Bonner tries to defend it but gets the inside edge onto his pads.

Score after 32 overs : 89/1

Runs Scored

1 Runs

K Brathwaite

25 (96)

N Bonner

4 (19)

J Hazlewood

12-2-41-1

31.6 0

Just short of good length this time and outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite leaves it alone.

31.5 0

Banged in short and it is outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite ducks under it.

31.4 0

Good leave! Lands it on a good length and around off. The ball seams into him a bit but Kraigg Brathwaite covers his off stump and lets it go.

31.3 0

Serves a good-length delivery, around off. Kraigg Brathwaite defends it off the front foot.

31.2 1

Lands on a length, on off. Bonner blocks it towards the off side and takes a quick single.

31.1 0

On a good length, on off. Bonner defends it solidly from his crease.

Score after 31 overs : 88/1

Runs Scored

1 Runs

K Brathwaite

25 (92)

N Bonner

3 (17)

P Cummins

9-1-20-0

30.6 0

A fullish delivery and it shapes away nicley from Kraigg Brathwaite as he gets beaten again. Good thing is that he is managing to keep himself inside the line of the ball.

30.5 0

And again! Continues to hit good length and serves it around off. The ball straightens again after pitching and beats Kraigg Brathwaite as he tries to defend it.

30.4 0

Oh, what a peach of a delivery! Cummins angles it on off. Lands it on a length and Kraigg Brathwaite tries to defend on that angle but the ball straightens after pitching and beats the outside edge of his blade.

30.3 0

Back of a length, on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite tries to clip it but misses and gets hit high on the pads.

30.2 1

Good running this! On a length, on off. Bonner fends it towards the off side with soft hands and takes a quick single.

30.1 0

On a good length again and outside off. The ball seams away and Bonner does well to not commit to that ball.

Score after 30 overs : 87/1

Runs Scored

5 Runs

K Brathwaite

25 (88)

N Bonner

2 (15)

J Hazlewood

11-2-40-1

29.6 4

FOUR! Poor delivery and punished! Goes fuller and on the pads. Kraigg Brathwaite just flicks it towards the fine leg fence for a boundary. Much-needed for the Windies.

29.5 1

Touch fuller again and around off. Bonner drives it to covers for a single.

29.4 0

A fullish delivery on middle and shaping into the batter. Bonner flicks it to mid-wicket now.

29.3 0

Pulls his length back this time, on off. Bonner rides the bounce and blocks it out.

29.2 0

Lovely delivery! Serves a good-length delivery, outside off. Bonner presses forward to defend it but the ball seams away and beats the outside edge of his blade.

29.1 0

This is just short of good length and outside off. Bonner leaves it alone.

Score after 29 overs : 82/1

Runs Scored

2 Runs

K Brathwaite

21 (87)

N Bonner

1 (10)

P Cummins

8-1-19-0

28.6 2

Shortish length and outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite plays it with the angled blade and soft hands. The ball goes through the backward point region for a couple.

28.5 0

Gets back to his good length stuff, around off. Kraigg Brathwaite tries to defend it but the ball straightens after coming in with the angles and beats the outside edge of Kraigg Brathwaite's blade.

28.4 0

Bowls a short one and angles it around leg. Kraigg Brathwaite ducks under it.

28.3 0

The ball seams away sharply here! It probably hits that crack outside off. This one is just short of good length. The ball goes away from Kraigg Brathwaite as he leaves it.

28.2 0

Lands it on a good length again and outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite leaves it alone.

28.1 0

Cummins hits that good length and keeps it around off. Kraigg Brathwaite plays it very late as he allows it to shape away and defends it towards the off side.

Score after 28 overs : 80/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

N Bonner

1 (10)

K Brathwaite

19 (81)

J Hazlewood

10-2-35-1

27.6 0

Continues to hit that good length, outside off. Bonner makes a watchful leave.

27.5 0

Bowls a fullish delivery and outside off. The ball swings away a bit and beats the outside edge of Bonner's blade as he tries to defend it.

27.4 0

Serves another good-length delivery on off. Bonner blocks it right under his eyes.

27.3 0

Angles a length delivery on middle. Bonner defends it towards mid on.

27.2 0

Serves it on a length, on off. Bonner blocks it solidly from his crease.

27.1 0

Serves a good-length delivery, outside off. Bonner watches it carefully and lets it go.

Score after 27 overs : 80/1

Runs Scored

2 Runs

K Brathwaite

19 (81)

N Bonner

1 (4)

P Cummins

7-1-17-0

26.6 0

On a good length, on off. Kraigg Brathwaite blocks it off the front foot.

26.5 1

A fullish delivery on middle. Bonner tries to flick it but gets the inside edge on his pads. The ball rolls towards the leg side and Bonner takes a single to get off the mark.

26.4 0

On a length, on off. Bonner with a solid block off the front foot.

26.3 0

Oh, beaten again! A fullish delivery, around off. It is shaping away and Bonner tries to drive it away. The ball beats the outside edge of his blade again.

26.2 0

A good-length delivery, around off. The ball shapes away a bit and beats the outside edge of Bonner's blade as he tries to defend.

26.1 1

A fullish delivery on middle and leg. Kraigg Brathwaite flicks it to fine leg for a single.

Nkrumah Bonner walks in at number 3. And it will be Pat Cummins to operate from the opposite end.

Score after 26 overs : 78/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

T Chanderpaul

51 (79)

K Brathwaite

18 (79)

J Hazlewood

9-1-35-1

25.6 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! Gone this time and Josh Hazlewood strikes early on Day 3! End of a very good knock on debut by Tagenarine Chanderpaul. Josh Hazlewood lands a perfect delivery again, in that channel around off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul again tries to defend this good-length delivery which is angled across him. However, this time the ball catches the outside edge of his blade and  goes straight to first slip where David Warner takes an easy catch. Now then, a wicket early in the day and let's see how the Windies respond now.

25.5 4

FIFTY on debut for Tagenarine Chanderpaul! Brilliant knock from the young man and he would be looking to make most of this start. Just short of good length and around off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul defends it with soft hands and the ball rolls away off the outside half of his blade through the gully region for a boundary.

25.4 0

Shortish delivery and around leg. Tagenarine Chanderpaul gets inside the line of the ball and lets it go.

25.3 0

Serves another good-length delivery, outside off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul lets it go easily this time.

25.2 0

Another ripper from Josh Hazlewood! Lands it on a good length again, on off this time. It seams away a fair bit and with good bounce as Tagenarine Chanderpaul ends up defending inside the line of the ball.

25.1 0

On the mark straightaway! Lands it on a good length, around off. The ball seams just away from Tagenarine Chanderpaul as it is angled across him and just beats the outside edge of his blade as he tries to defend.

We are all set for Day 3 to begin. The umpires are out in the middle as the players wait patiently around the sidelines. The overnight batters for West Indies, Kraigg Brathwaite and Tagenarine Chanderpaul stride out to the middle as the Australian players spread out on the field. It will be Josh Hazlewood (8-1-31-0) to start proceedings with the ball here.
West Indies still trail by 524 runs and need to do most of the things right to stay in this game now. The pitch is a good one to bat on but it is not exactly a batting paradise and we have seen both seamers and spinners getting some help off the deck. Also, the pitch is expected to get quicker as the game progresses and though the quality of batting has been top-notch so far, we can expect bowlers to have more say going forward. The first hour of the day will be crucial as it can set the momentum for the rest of the day and a lot will depend on how the pair of Kraigg Brathwaite and Tagenarine Chanderpaul tackle the Australian bowling in the early part of Day 3. A crucial first session is coming up. Stay tuned…
Hello and a very warm welcome to Day 3 of this first Test match between Australia and the West Indies from the beautiful Optus Stadium in Perth. Australia dominated Day 2 of this Test match just like they dominated the opening day courtesy of double centuries by Marnus Labuschagne and Steven Smith along with a counter-attacking 99 from Travis Head. However, we saw Windies openers putting up a good fight too and it would be interesting to see how Windies batters go about their business on Day 3.
… DAY 3, SESSION 1 …
Over the course of the two days of action that we've had, West Indies haven't had much joy but this final session will bring a bit of hope back to their camp. The skipper, Kraigg Brathwaite showed why he is their best Test player as he was useful with the ball as well apart from standing like a rock against the fiery Aussie pace attack. His work was only overshadowed in the team by the debutant Tagenarine Chanderpaul who was not only able to fend off the bowlers but was also able to counter-attack which provided a bit of impetus to the Windies innings. Will Chanderpul be able to continue in the footsteps of his father on Day 3 as well? Or will the hosts show their strength and take back complete control of the game? The action on Friday begins at 7.50 am IST (2.20 am GMT) but you can join us early for the build-up as well. Cheers!
Josh Hazlewood is down for a quick chat. He says that they bowled nice and full with the new ball but feels that West Indies batted well. Tells that it was an interesting start from Tagenarine Chanderpaul but adds that when he got in he played quite well. Talks about Chanderpaul getting hit on his body and says that it is part of the game. Applauds Steven Smith and Marnus Labuschagne and says that it is another day in the office for both of them and they were superb. Says that Travis Head was unlucky to miss out but feels that one can’t have everything.
Australia have a big score on the board and apart from David Warner all the other four batters were simply excellent. It was the twin double-hundreds from Marnus Labuschagne and Steven Smith that were responsible for two-thirds of the runs with Khawaja and Head playing excellently as well. Coming onto their bowling, it has been far from bad but they just haven't created clear-cut wicket-taking opportunities and have been left a bit frustrated at the end of the day. Pat Cummins was probably the pick of the bowlers and he will look to rally his troops and get some success early on Day 3.
Day 2 of the first Test match in this series comes to an end and it is the hosts, Australia who are still firmly on top with a mammoth lead of 524 runs. But, the grit and determination shown by the West Indies openers has given them something to cheer about after toiling in the field for a day and three-quarters. There are still three more days left and as for now, the game is all set to go deep.

Score after 25 overs : 74/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

K Brathwaite

18 (79)

T Chanderpaul

47 (73)

M Starc

7-2-15-0

24.6 0

Kraigg Brathwaite keeps it out! This has been a great effort from this Windies opening pair. Starc comes 'round the wicket and lands a length delivery on off. Kraigg Brathwaite keeps his focus on and blocks it solidly. West Indies are 74/0 at the end of Day 2!

24.5 0

A ripper from Starc! He comes 'round the wicket and angles a good-length delivery, around off. Kraigg Brathwaite is stuck on his crease as he tries to defend it. However, the ball goes just past the outside edge of his blade back to the keeper.

24.4 1

Bowls a fullish delivery on the pads. Tagenarine Chanderpaul clips it to fine leg for a single.

24.3 0

Starc is firing this short deliveries at the young man now. It is angled on middle and leg again at 141 kph and Tagenarine Chanderpaul does well to duck under it.

24.2 0

Bangs it short and it is angled around leg. Tagenarine Chanderpaul gets inside the line of the ball and lets it go.

24.1 0

A very full delivery on off at 145 kph. Tagenarine Chanderpaul blocks it solidly.

Score after 24 overs : 73/0

Runs Scored

7 Runs

K Brathwaite

18 (77)

T Chanderpaul

46 (69)

J Hazlewood

8-1-31-0

23.6 0

Goes a bit fuller and on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite defends it to mid on. Final over of the day coming up...

23.5 0

Touch short of good length, on off. Kraigg Brathwaite blocks it solidly from his crease.

23.4 1

In the air...but well short of the deep square leg fielder. Josh Hazlewood bangs it short and on middle. Tagenarine Chanderpaul takes up the challenge and hooks it uppishly but well short of the deep square leg fielder for a single.

23.3 0

Lands it on a good length again and outside off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul lets it go.

23.2 4

FOUR! Outside edge but it is in the gap and Tagenarine Chanderpaul moves onto 45 now! On a good length and around off. The ball seams away a bit and squares Tagenarine Chanderpaul as he tries to defend it. The ball goes between the slip fielder and a gully fielder for a boundary.

23.1 2

Shortish delivery and around off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul rides the bounce and steers it through the gully region for a couple.

Score after 23 overs : 66/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

K Brathwaite

18 (75)

T Chanderpaul

39 (65)

M Starc

6-2-14-0

22.6 0

Nice calm and patient approach again! Starc serves a fullish delivery, outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite leaves it alone.

22.5 0

Pulls his length back this time, on off at 142.3 kph. Kraigg Brathwaite rides the bounce and blocks it onto the turf.

22.4 0

Bowls another fullish delivery, around off at 144 clicks again. Kraigg Brathwaite resists the temptation to drive and lets it go.

22.3 0

A fullish delivery and angled across the right hander at 144.4 kph. Kraigg Brathwaite makes a good leave again.

22.2 0

On a good length, on middle at 142.3 kph. Kraigg Brathwaite hops and defends it left of short fine leg.

22.1 1

Starc bowls it full and on leg. Tagenarine Chanderpaul pushes it wide of mid on for a single.

Score after 22 overs : 65/0

Runs Scored

3 Runs

K Brathwaite

18 (70)

T Chanderpaul

38 (64)

J Hazlewood

7-1-24-0

21.6 0

Angles a length delivery on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite defends it calmly towards the leg side. Three overs left in the day now!

21.5 0

Pulls his length back and it is around off. Kraigg Brathwaite watches it carefully and then leaves it.

21.4 0

On a length, on off at 136.5 kph. Kraigg Brathwaite blocks it solidly from his crease.

21.3 2

Josh bowls it full and on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple.

21.2 lb 1

Back of a length, around leg. Tagenarine Chanderpaul tries to clip it but misses. The ball hits his pads and rolls towards the leg side. A leg bye is taken.

21.1 0

Short and fast angling down the leg side from 'round the wicket. Tagenarine Chanderpaul tries to pull it but misses.

Score after 21 overs : 62/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

K Brathwaite

16 (66)

T Chanderpaul

38 (62)

M Starc

5-2-13-0

20.6 0

Full and way down the leg side. Kraigg Brathwaite tries to flick it but misses.

20.5 0

A fullish delivery on off. Kraigg Brathwaite pushes it to mid off now.

20.4 0

Oh, nasty from Starc! He bowls it on the shorter side, on middle. The ball zips off the surface and bounces sharply. However, Kraigg Brathwaite does quite well there to ride the bounce and keeps it down on the turf without much fuss.

20.3 0

Back of a length, on off at 141 clicks. Kraigg Brathwaite rides the bounce and blocks it out.

20.2 1

On a length, on middle and leg. Tagenarine Chanderpaul defends it off the inside half of his blade to fine leg for a single.

20.1 0

Back of a length, on middle. Tagenarine Chanderpaul defends it towards the leg side.

Mitchell Starc (4-2-12-0) is back into the attack as well.

Score after 20 overs : 61/0

Runs Scored

7 Runs

K Brathwaite

16 (62)

T Chanderpaul

37 (60)

J Hazlewood

6-1-22-0

19.6 0

A fullish delivery on off. Kraigg Brathwaite drives it to mid on. The fight is on!

19.5 3

Shortish delivery and around off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul cuts it with some good flourish again. However, this time the timing is not that good and the ball fails to reach the ropes. The batters do take three tough.

19.4 0

Angles a length delivery on middle. Tagenarine Chanderpaul defends it off the inside half of his blade.

19.3 4

FOUR! Wow! That's a confident shot! Short and outside off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul cuts it hard through point for a boundary. This young man is looking like a pretty good player.

19.2 0

On a length, on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul defends it off the inside half of his blade to short fine leg.

19.1 0

A full delivery angling into middle from 'round the wicket. Tagenarine Chanderpaul drives it to mid on.

Josh Hazlewood (5-1-15-0) is brought back into the attack.

Score after 19 overs : 54/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

K Brathwaite

16 (61)

T Chanderpaul

30 (55)

P Cummins

6-1-15-0

18.6 0

Cummins bowls it on a good length but it is outside off. So, Kraigg Brathwaite just decides to have some fun by leaving it.

18.5 0

Back of a length, on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite rides the bounce and works it towards the leg side.

18.4 0

Bangs it short and on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite calmly ducks under it.

18.3 0

On a good length and outside off. The ball seams away off the pitch and Kraigg Brathwaite does well to keep his bat inside the line of the ball.

18.2 1

Back of a length and around off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul steers it through backward point for a single.

18.1 0

Cummins comes 'round the wicket and bowls a bouncer angling into middle. The young man, Tagenarine Chanderpaul goes for a hook shot but misses it. There are fielders at fine leg and deep square leg, so he needs to be careful.

Score after 18 overs : 53/0

Runs Scored

3 Runs

K Brathwaite

16 (57)

T Chanderpaul

29 (53)

N Lyon

4-1-6-0

17.6 0

A flatter and quicker delivery on off. Kraigg Brathwaite blocks it off the back foot.

17.5 3

Shortish delivery and around off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul goes deep in his crease and punches it through covers and the batters run three before the fielder cuts it off.

17.4 0

Pulls his length back slightly but the line is again, around off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul fends it towards the off side.

17.3 0

Flighted delivery again, on off. Nice front foot defence by Tagenarine Chanderpaul.

17.2 0

Nice loopy delivery on off. However, Tagenarine Chanderpaul is equal to the task and blocks it out.

17.1 0

Tossed up, outside off. The ball turns away after pitching and Tagenarine Chanderpaul lets it go.

Score after 17 overs : 50/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

K Brathwaite

16 (56)

T Chanderpaul

26 (48)

P Cummins

5-1-14-0

16.6 0

A good-length delivery and outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite tries to defend it but the ball zips past the outside edge of his blade.

16.5 0

On a length, on off. Kraigg Brathwaite with a solid block back to the bowler.

16.4 0

An appeal for a caught behind but the umpire is unmoved. However, after discussion with his teammates, Cummins takes the DRS! The replays roll in and there is nothing on the Hotspot and Snicko as well. So, the original decision stays and Kraigg Brathwaite will continue. The keeper and the slip fielders were not that confident but Head at short leg was. Anyways still no wicket for Australia!

16.3 0

On a good length and around off. Kraigg Brathwaite watches it till the end and lets it go.

16.2 1

Cummins goes fuller on middle from 'round the wicket. Tagenarine Chanderpaul shows the full face of his blade as he pushes it past the bowler for a single. 50 up for West Indies! Good start this.

16.1 0

Back of a length and around off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul dabs it towards the gully region.

Score after 16 overs : 49/0

Runs Scored

0 Runs

K Brathwaite

16 (52)

T Chanderpaul

25 (46)

N Lyon

3-1-3-0

15.6 0

Pitches it around off and it turns back in slightly. Kraigg Brathwaite fends it off the front foot.

15.5 0

Bowls it on the straighter line and flatter. Kraigg Brathwaite keeps it out again.

15.4 0

Bowls it much slower through the air, on off. Kraigg Brathwaite is solid in his defence again.

15.3 0

Pushes it quicker on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite works it to short leg.

15.2 0

Tossed up, on off. Kraigg Brathwaite takes a big stride forward and blocks it out.

15.1 0

Lyon bowls it quicker and touch shorter on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite turns it towards the leg side.

Score after 15 overs : 49/0

Runs Scored

8 Runs

T Chanderpaul

25 (46)

K Brathwaite

16 (46)

P Cummins

4-1-13-0

14.6 0

Edged away! A touch fuller and closer to the off stump, Tagenarine Chanderpaul pushes at the ball with soft hands and gets an outside edge down towards gully.

14.5 0

A sharp bouncer now angling down leg, Tagenarine Chanderpaul looks to take it on yet again but is well beaten this time around.

14.4 0

This is full and straight, Chanderpaul stays solid in defense.

14.3 2

Full and angling into middle and leg, Tagenarine Chanderpaul gently pushes it back past the bowler and past mid off as well for a couple of runs.

14.2 6

SIX! All the way! Cummins goes for the bumper over leg stump, Tagenarine Chanderpaul shows some intent and gets inside the line of the ball before hooking it a long way over the fine leg fence. A bright start this from the young man.

14.1 0

Pitched-up delivery, angling it into middle stump, well blocked by Tagenarine Chanderpaul.

Score after 14 overs : 41/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

K Brathwaite

16 (46)

T Chanderpaul

17 (40)

N Lyon

2-0-3-0

13.6 0

Close! Flighted once again by Lyon, on a length and this one turns in sharply from around off. Kraigg Brathwaite shoulders arms but the ball almost clips the top of off stump.

13.5 0

Nathan Lyon is getting some real purchase at the moment. This is tossed up outside off and the ball turns in, beating the outside edge.

13.4 0

Full and straight, pushed back to the bowler.

13.3 0

Shouts of 'catch it,' but there's no bat on that one. On a length around middle and leg, this one grips and bounces a bit extra as well. Brathwaite pads it away and the ball loops up off the thigh pad around leg gully.

13.2 2

Slightly shorter and outside off, turning into the right-hander. Kraigg Brathwaite cuts it off the back foot and gets it through point for a couple of runs.

13.1 0

Nagging length, turning it in from around off, Brathwaite defends it out.

Score after 13 overs : 39/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

T Chanderpaul

17 (40)

K Brathwaite

14 (40)

P Cummins

3-1-5-0

12.6 0

This is a bit fuller and a bit wider of the off stump. Chanderpaul leaves it alone.

12.5 0

Beaten all ends up! Pat Cummins comes from around the wicket and serves it on a length at around off stump and at 138 clicks. The ball shapes away beautifully but Tagenarine Chanderpaul manages to play inside the line of the ball.

12.4 1

Good, early call for the single. Fuller in length and at the stumps, this is flicked away in front of mid-wicket for a quick single.

12.3 0

Top delivery! Nagging length around the fifth stump line and Kraigg Brathwaite has a feel for it. The ball just nips away a touch and beats the outside edge.

12.2 0

Pitches it up now in that channel outside off and Brathwaite just shoulders arms.

12.1 0

Good length around off, Brathwaite stays back and blocks it out on the off side.

Score after 12 overs : 38/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

T Chanderpaul

17 (38)

K Brathwaite

13 (36)

N Lyon

1-0-1-0

11.6 0

Fraction shorter and close to the off pole, Tagenarine Chanderpaul rocks back and chops it towards point.

11.5 0

Nicely flighted on off stump, Tagenarine Chanderpaul pueshe sit out on the off side.

11.4 0

Drags back the length a fraction and bowls it slower as well. The ball bounces a bit extra but Chanderpaul manages to keep it down.

11.3 0

Just a little bit of drift into the middle stump, Chanderpaul watches it carefully and keeps it out.

11.2 0

Comes from 'round the wicket now and tosses it up around off stump. Tagenarine Chanderpaul presses forward to defend.

11.1 1

Lyon starts off with a regular off-break delivery, on a length and down the leg side. Kraigg Brathwaite gets deep in his crease and works it 'round the corner for a single.

Drinks break. What a fascinating passage of play we have witnessed here! West Indies openers have a tough task on their hands with the likes of Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins to tackle with but they are fighting it out in the middle. The young man Tagenarine Chanderpaul has taken some blows on his body but he is not ready to back down and Kraigg Brathwaite at the other end is also looking solid. Aussies have bowled well and have tried everything they could so far but the West Indies batters have been pretty good. Let's see how things pan out in the final hour of Day 2! Time for some spin now as Nathan Lyon is into the attack.

Score after 11 overs : 37/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

T Chanderpaul

17 (33)

K Brathwaite

12 (35)

P Cummins

2-1-4-0

10.6 0

On a length and around middle and leg, Tagenarine Chanderpaul looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

10.5 0

Good length, around the top of off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul just blocks it out onto the off side.

10.4 4

FOUR! This is a great battle between the debutant and the seasoned Aussie attack. Short and just wide enough for Tagenarine Chanderpaul to throw his hands at it. Chanderpaul slaps it away over the point region and picks up a boundary.

10.3 0

Another blow to the young man but he is hanging in there. Banged in short and over the stumps, Tagenarine Chanderpaul does well again to get the hands down as he looks to bend his back. The ball crashes into the chest region and lobs up onto the off side.

10.2 0

Good length, pitching around leg and angling away. Tagenarine Chanderpaul looks to block it off the front foot but gets squared up and the ball hits him high on the pads.

10.1 0

Fullish length, in that channel around off and pushed across the off stump. Tagenarine Chanderpaul watchfully leaves it alone for the keeper to collect.

Score after 10 overs : 33/0

Runs Scored

7 Runs

K Brathwaite

12 (35)

T Chanderpaul

13 (27)

J Hazlewood

5-1-15-0

9.6 0

Fuller in length and angled into middle and leg. The ball skids on a bit but Brathwaite stays solid in defense.

9.5 0

Back of a length and around the hips, Brathwaite hops and keeps it down on the leg side.

9.4 1

Full and angling into the pads, this is flicked away towards fine leg for a single.

9.3 0

That one almost knocked him over! Josh Hazlewood comes from 'round the wicket and angles in a short ball at the body. Tagenarine Chanderpaul is able to duck under it but tries to bend his back and get out of the way. Chanderpaul does well to drop the hands and takes a blow on the left shoulder.

9.2 1

A tad shorter and on leg stump, Brathwaite tucks it 'round the corner for a single.

9.2 nb 5

FOUR! Overpitched and punished! Full and around off, Kraigg Brathwaite drives it on the up and times it sweetly right back past the bowler for a boundary. A no ball is also called as Hazlewood has overstepped.

9.1 0

Just short! Shorter and angled at the body. Brathwaite hops and is able to keep it down in front of the man at short leg.

Score after 9 overs : 26/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

T Chanderpaul

12 (25)

K Brathwaite

7 (30)

P Cummins

1-1-0-0

8.6 0

Nagging length served close to the off stump. It is angling away but just holds its line and once again Tagenarine Chanderpaul plays inside the line of the delivery.

8.5 lb 1

Leg bye! Good length again, around the pads, Brathwaite hops and looks to work it off his hips but misses. The ball goes off the thigh pads and towards short fine leg. A leg bye is taken.

8.4 0

Full and close to the off pole, nipping away a touch after pitching. Brathwaite fails to defend as the ball stays low and zips past the outside edge.

8.3 0

Oh, no! Now Kraigg Brathwaite gets hit in a similar area to Tagenarine Chanderpaul and that can be really painful. Good length around off and nipping in off the deck. Brathwaite looks to defend but misses and takes a blow to the groin region. He shrugs it off though.

8.2 0

Banged in short and over the stumps, Brathwaite ducks and another good take from Alex Carey as the ball wobbles a bit.

8.1 0

Cummins starts off with a back-of-a-length delivery over off, Brathwaite gets right behind the line to block.

The Australian skipper, Pat Cummins is into the attack now.

Score after 8 overs : 25/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

T Chanderpaul

12 (24)

K Brathwaite

7 (25)

J Hazlewood

4-1-8-0

7.6 0

Well negotiated. Nagging length, bowled from wider of the crease and angling it in. Chanderpaul looks to drive but just plays inside the line of the ball.

7.5 0

Hazlewood comes from around the wicket and angles in a fuller delivery from around off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul looks to drive at it but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

7.4 1

Good running. Good length around the stumps, this is just gently pushed onto the leg side for a quick single.

7.3 0

An attempted short ball, around the leg stump and just doesn't rise enough. Brathwaite ducks and Alex Carey does well to dive down to his left and grab it.

7.2 0

BEATEN! Josh Hazlewood just pitches it a bit further up and keeps it close to the off pole. An expansive drive is induced from Kraigg Brathwaite and he is lucky not to edge that one.

7.1 0

Lovely channel from Josh Hazlewood. On a nagging length and around the off stump, just straightening a touch off the deck. Brathwaite looks to block but the ball zips past the outside edge.

Score after 7 overs : 24/0

Runs Scored

7 Runs

T Chanderpaul

12 (22)

K Brathwaite

6 (21)

M Starc

4-2-12-0

6.6 4

FOUR! Just a gentle punch and the ball runs away. A low full toss on off stump, Tagenarine Chanderpaul just shows the full face of the bat and collects a boundary towards long off. The young man is dealing only in boundaries at the moment.

6.5 0

Trying to attack the pads but it is spilled down the leg side.

6.4 0

Fullish length outside off, at over 145 clicks and swinging away from the left-hander. Tagenarine Chanderpaul does well to leave it.

6.3 3

Very full at 143.5 clicks and swinging into the middle stump. Kraigg Brathwaite plays a checked straight drive and gets good timing on it. Pat Cummins hunts it down from mid on and saves a run for his side.

6.2 0

Lovely shape on that one but equally well played by Brathwaite. This one shapes in a touch from around the off stump, Brathwaite plays it late and with soft hands down to the gully region.

6.1 0

Good length on leg stump and at over 144 clicks. The ball nips in off the deck and Kraigg Brathwaite gets hit on the thigh pad.

The young man, Tagenarine Chanderpaul is in some pain here! The ball has hit him on the box and the physio is out now to give him some much-needed treatment. He is up on his feet now and seems to be in some trouble still but is ready to resume.

Score after 6 overs : 17/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

T Chanderpaul

8 (19)

K Brathwaite

3 (18)

J Hazlewood

3-1-7-0

5.6 0

Ouch, that must have hurt! Good length, around middle and just seaming in off the deck. Chanderpaul looks to block it out but misses and takes a blow to the groin region and he is down in pain.

5.5 0

Back of a length and over middle and leg, Chanderpaul defends it off the back foot.

5.4 4

FOUR! What a confidence booster that is for the young man. This is full and straight, swinging back in a touch. Tagenarine Chanderpaul plays a beautiful on drive and beats mid on to pick up a boundary.

5.3 0

Back of a length and around the body, Chanderpaul negotiates it well and keeps it down on the off side.

5.2 0

And again! A touch fuller and just a bit wider, Chanderpaul plays inside the line of the ball and the ball does nip back in late on its way to the keeper.

5.1 0

Nicely bowled! Josh Hazlewood just kisses the deck on a length and angles it across the left-hander. Tagenarine Chanderpaul plays inside the line of the ball.

Score after 5 overs : 13/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

K Brathwaite

3 (18)

T Chanderpaul

4 (13)

M Starc

3-2-5-0

4.6 0

Bowls it full again and angled across the right hander at almost 146 clicks. Kraigg Brathwaite lets it go again.

4.5 0

A fullish delivery, around off at 147 kph. Kraigg Brathwaite is patient enough to leave it.

4.4 lb 1

Starc goes for a full delivery and it is on the pads. Tagenarine Chanderpaul tries to flick it but misses.The ball hits his pads and rolls towards the leg side. A leg bye is taken.

4.3 0

Touch short of good length and outside off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul watches it till the end and then lets it go calmly.

4.2 0

Bowls it on a length again, around off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul defends it square off the wicket on the off side.

4.1 0

A fullish delivery at 146.9 kph. It is shaping away nicely again and Tagenarine Chanderpaul blocks it out quite confidently.

Score after 4 overs : 12/0

Runs Scored

7 Runs

K Brathwaite

3 (16)

T Chanderpaul

4 (9)

J Hazlewood

2-1-3-0

3.6 0

Serves it on a length, on off. Kraigg Brathwaite blocks it out.

3.5 0

An appeal for a caught behind but nothing serious! Serves it on a good length and around off. Kraigg Brathwaite tries to defend it but the ball seams away just a bit and beats the outside edge of his blade.

3.5 nb 1

NO BALL! Overstepping by Josh Hazlewood! Lands it on a length, on off. Kraigg Brathwaite is as solid as ever.

3.4 lb 4

FOUR LEG BYES! West Indies will take this! On a length and angling into pads. Kraigg Brathwaite tries to clip it but misses. The ball brushes his pads and runs towards the fine leg fence.

3.3 2

Bowls it fuller and on off. Kraigg Brathwaite just pushes it gently down the ground for a couple.

3.2 0

On a length, on off. Kraigg Brathwaite blocks it out solidly. This man is key here for the Windies.

3.1 0

On a good length and outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite is not interested in touching that and lets it go.

Score after 3 overs : 5/0

Runs Scored

0 Runs

T Chanderpaul

4 (9)

K Brathwaite

1 (9)

M Starc

2-1-5-0

2.6 0

Serves a good-length delivery on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul defends it nicely again.

2.5 0

Starc goes very full on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul gets his bat down in time. This is good bowling and good batting as well from the youngman.

2.4 0

On a good length again, on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul blocks it nicely this time.

2.3 0

A big appeal for an LBW but the umpire turns it down! Pat Cummins takes a late review. The replays roll in and Snicko shows no bat invloved. The Ball Tracking rolls and it shows that the it is umpire's call on wicket's hitting. So, the original decision stays. Coming to the delivery, this lands on a good length, on off. The ball seams away a bit and Tagenarine Chanderpaul gets beaten on the outside edge as he tries to defend. The ball hits his pads but in the end he is safe now.

2.2 0

Goes a bit closer to the off stump now. On a good length and just around off.  it shapes away again and Tagenarine Chanderpaul is aware of it as he keeps his bat inside the line of the ball.

2.1 0

Good carry and movement here! Lands it on a good length and outside off. The ball shapes away nicely as Tagenarine Chanderpaul lets it go.

Score after 2 overs : 5/0

Runs Scored

0 Runs

K Brathwaite

1 (9)

T Chanderpaul

4 (3)

J Hazlewood

1-1-0-0

1.6 0

Angles a length delivery on middle this time. Kraigg Brathwaite defends it towards the leg side.

1.5 0

Hits the good length again, bit outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite leaves it alone.

1.4 0

Jermaine Blackwood is always around that off stump. He lands it on off again and the ball seams away quite sharply as Kraigg Brathwaite keeps his bat inside the line of the ball.

1.3 0

Nice! A good-length delivery, around off. The ball zips off the surface as Kraigg Brathwaite decides to leave it alone.

1.2 0

Lands it on a good length, on off. Kraigg Brathwaite is solid in his defence this time.

1.1 0

Starts off with a fullish delivery, outside off. It swings away from the batter and Kraigg Brathwaite lets it go.

It will be Josh Hazlewood to operate from the opposite end.

Score after 1 overs : 5/0

Runs Scored

5 Runs

T Chanderpaul

4 (3)

K Brathwaite

1 (3)

M Starc

1-0-5-0

0.6 0

Starc goes for a yorker, on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul though manages to get his bat down in time. Exciting first over from Starc!

0.5 0

A thick outside edge again! Back of a length and around off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul defends it with soft hands as the ball goes off the thick edge towards gully.

0.4 4

FOUR! Tagenarine Chanderpaul is underway with a boundary in Test cricket! Starc squares him up here though. Lands it just short of good length and around off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul tries to  defend it but the ball catches the outside edge of his blade and goes past the gully fielder for a boundary.

0.3 1

A fullish delivery shaping into off. Kraigg Brathwaite defends it off the front foot and the batters take a quick single as the ball rolls towards the off side where Marnus Labuschagne at covers fails to collect the ball cleanly.

0.2 0

Shortish length again but this time the line is straighter. On the body and Kraigg Brathwaite rides the bounce to block it onto the turf.

0.1 0

Starc starts off with a back-of-a-length delivery, outside off. It is at 143 clicks and Kraigg Brathwaite leaves it.

... MATCH DAY …

We are back! The umpires are out in the middle and so are the Australian players. There are 25 overs left in the Day as the Windies openers, skipper Kraigg Brathwaite and debutant Tagenarine Chanderpaul walk out to the middle. Mitchell Starc has been handed the new ball and is raring to go. There are three slips and a gully in place. Let's play...
An update on the pitch from Brendon Julian before the West Indian reply. He says that West Indies will opt for the heavy roller which will be used for seven minutes. He adds that the pitch will be nice and hard but there will be something for the Aussie quicks. It will depend on making the Windies batters play at more deliveries.
... SECOND INNINGS ...
West Indies will be mightily relieved that they don't have to toil further in the field but they will be aware of the incoming threat as well. None of the bowlers proved to be effective for them and they were simply inconsistent with their lines and lengths. Skipper Kraigg Brathwaite who is a part-time off-spinner probably troubled the Aussie batters the most and even got a couple of in-form batters out. The Windies openers will have a big role to play when they come out to bat. Will we see the visitors emulating the hosts with the bat? Or will the Aussie pace attack derail the Windies batting line up? Find out as the Windies reply is up next.
Right then, heartbreak right in the end for Travis Head and Pat Cummins has finally decided to declare with the score being 598/4. It has been just a cakewalk for the hosts on Day 2 as more than 300 runs were scored in a little over two sessions and they lost just a couple of wickets as well. It was Marnus Labuschagne who brought up his second double-ton in Test cricket in the first session and then after he got out, the pair of Steven Smith and Travis Head added on 196 runs and the former notched up a classy double-century as well but Head ended up a run short of what would have been a stellar hundred. They will now be hoping that their bowlers continue the good work.
152.4 W 0

OUT! CHOPPED ON! Oh, tragedy here for Travis Head! He is gone on 99 and Australia have declared. A shortish delivery by Kraigg Brathwaite that is pushed quicker as well and around off. Head tries to late-cut it but gets an inside edge that goes onto knock over the stumps. He would be disappointed but it has been a superb knock from the South Australian. Australia declare at 598/4!

152.3 1

Gets to his double-hundred now! What a fantastic flawless knock this has been! Takes off his helmet and soaks in the applause from his teammates and this healthy crowd here at the Optus Stadium. A shortish delivery, around off. Smith chops it to backward point and takes a single that takes him to his fourth double-hundred in Test cricket.

152.2 0

A flatter delivery on middle. Smith works it to mid-wicket and fails to find the gap.

152.1 1

Tossed up, on middle. Head shimmies down the track and knocks it to long on for a single.

Score after 152 overs : 596/3

Runs Scored

6 Runs

S Smith

199 (309)

T Head

98 (93)

R Chase

31-2-140-0

151.6 2

Smith calls for the second run straightaway and gets two! Touch shorter and around off. Smith waits for it and just works it towards wide of long on for a couple. Smith moves to 199!

151.5 1

Tossed up, on off. Head drives it to long off for a single.

151.4 0

Fires it full and down the leg side. Head clips it to short fine leg and Smith looks for a single but is sent back.

151.3 1

Fires it quicker and outside off. Smith cuts it to deep point for an easy single again. This is just poor bowling, Windies are making way too easy for these Australian batters.

151.2 1

Short and outside off. Head cuts it to sweeper cover for a single.

151.1 1

Touch shorter and outside off. Smith cuts it to backward point for a single.

It seems like the declaration is coming soon. A few of the Australian players are seen standing by around the boundary ropes and the wait is probably for Smith and Head who are both nearing their milestones.

Score after 151 overs : 590/3

Runs Scored

8 Runs

S Smith

195 (306)

T Head

96 (90)

K Brathwaite

12-0-63-1

150.6 1

Angles it on the pads and it is bit quicker. Smith works it to square leg for a single.

150.5 2

On the shorter side, on off. Smith just lifts it over the bowler's head with a straight blade and comes back for the second run.

150.4 1

A fuller delivery, around off. Head drives it to sweeper cover for a single.

150.3 2

On the shorter side and angling into middle. Head goes deep in his crease and knocks it in the gap towards deep mid-wicket for a couple.

150.2 1

Bowls it full and on middle. Smith works it to deep square leg for a single.

150.1 1

Tossed up on middle. Head knocks it down to long on for a single.

Score after 150 overs : 582/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

T Head

92 (87)

S Smith

191 (303)

R Chase

30-2-134-0

149.6 1

Oh, a full toss angling into the body. Head is surprised by this delivery but manages to work it to deep square leg for a single.

149.5 0

Bowls almost a yorker, on off. Head digs it out back to the bowler.

149.4 1

Angles it on the pads again. Smith works it to square leg for a single.

149.3 0

Shorter and down the leg side. Smith tries to clip it away but misses.

149.2 1

Tossed up on off. Head drives it to long on for a single.

149.1 4

FOUR! Poor delivery and punished! This is a full delivery on leg. Head paddles it towards the fine leg fence for another boundary.

Roston Chase (29-2-127-0) to continue operating from the opposite end.

Score after 149 overs : 575/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

T Head

86 (83)

S Smith

190 (301)

K Brathwaite

11-0-55-1

148.6 1

Bowls it fuller and on middle. Head works it to mid-wicket for a single.

148.5 1

Touch shorter on middle. Smith works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

148.4 0

A flatter delivery on middle. Smith works it towards the leg side.

148.3 0

Flatter and quicker one on off. Smith tries to punch it but gets beaten.

148.2 1

On the shorter side, on off. Head punches it to long off for a single.

148.1 4

FOUR! Head starts off the session with a boundary! Shorter and angling on the pads. Head tucks it fine and the ball races away towards the fence for a boundary.

We are back for the final session on Day 2! The umpires are out in the middle as Steven Smith and Travis Head can be seen waiting patiently on the sidelines. The West Indies players can be seen in a huddle before taking the field. It will be the skipper Kraigg Brathwaite to continue with his off-breaks after the interval.
... DAY 2, SESSION 3 ...
West Indies, on the other hand, are looking a tired outfit now. The batting has been top class and so their bowlers are now looking completely ineffective. There were too many boundary deliveries as well in this session and things are only going to get tougher for West Indies from hereon. Expect Australia to come out all guns blazing in the final session. We shall be back at 12.50 pm IST (7.20 am IST) for what promises to be an exciting final session.
Australian domination continues! A wicketless session with 166 runs in it and they are now closing in on 600. This session had more shades of aggression in it as well and we might see the declaration anytime soon after Tea. Talking about the batters, Smith took his fluency a notch higher in this session and is looking good for a memorable double ton here. It has been an absolutely flawless knock from the maestro so far and Travis Head at the other end did what he always does and would be looking to notch up a quick-fire century here as well. He is making most of this tired looking Windies bowling attack now and it is all about how much more Australia want to score from hereon.

Score after 148 overs : 568/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

T Head

80 (80)

S Smith

189 (298)

R Chase

29-2-127-0

147.6 1

Another low full toss around off, Travis Head hits it through mid on for a run and that will be Tea on Day 2. Australia are 568/3!

147.5 1

A nice and juicy full toss on off stump, trying to induce a big shot from the batter. Steven Smith just knocks it along the ground and to long on for a single.

147.4 1

This is full and angled in at the toes, Travis Head flicks it away through square leg for one more.

147.3 1

This is full and on off stump, driven down to long on for a single.

147.2 0

Nicely drifted from around off stump, Smith leans on and pushes it back to the bowler.

147.1 0

This is drifted down the leg side and Smith leaves it alone for the keeper to collect.

Score after 147 overs : 564/3

Runs Scored

9 Runs

S Smith

187 (294)

T Head

78 (78)

K Brathwaite

10-0-48-1

146.6 1

Around the pads, this is nudged away towards mid-wicket for a single.

146.5 0

Slightly flighted around off, Smith pushes it towards silly mid off.

146.4 2

Floated up on the pads, Steven Smith whips it through mid-wicket and races back for the second. Excellent running.

146.3 1

Full and straight, drilled down to long on for a single.

146.2 4

FOUR! A real long hop from Kraigg Brathwaite and it is duly punished. This is slower and served around leg stump. Head pulls it off the back foot and in between the fielders at fine leg and deep square leg for a boundary. Head is now scoring at run-a-ball.

146.1 1

On a good length and angled across the off stump, Steven Smith stays deep and just punches it through mid off for a single.

Score after 146 overs : 555/3

Runs Scored

8 Runs

T Head

73 (76)

S Smith

183 (290)

R Chase

28-2-123-0

145.6 0

Gives it a nice loop and bowls it well outside off. Travis Head presses forward but leaves it alone.

145.5 1

Flighted delivery around off, this is just eased through covers for one.

145.4 1

A tad bit short and on middle and leg, Head works it off the back foot towards mid-wicket for a run.

145.3 4

FOUR! Poor effort in the deep from Kemar Roach. Chase tosses it up well wide of the off stump. Travis Head has to reach for it but he is able to generate good power on the cut shot. This is hit well in front of the square on the off side and Roach runs around from deep cover but fails to stop it with his boot.

145.2 1

Slows it up a touch and shortens the length as well. Smith waits for it and just drops it onto the leg side for one more.

145.1 1

A full toss now around middle, Head heaves it past the diving man at wide mid on for a single.

Score after 145 overs : 547/3

Runs Scored

12 Runs

S Smith

181 (288)

T Head

67 (72)

K Brathwaite

9-0-39-1

144.6 4

FOUR! Edgy boundary but Steven Smith and Australia won't mind it one bit. This is angled across the off stump quicker and on a shorter length as well. Smith looks to punch it off the back foot but gets an outside edge that runs away into the third man fence.

144.5 1

Flatter again and angling into leg stump, Head forces it through mid on for one.

144.4 4

FOUR! Immaculate placement from Travis Head. Quicker and flatter, Head rocks back and punches it in front of covers for a boundary.

144.3 1

Slower and shorter around the leg stump, Steven Smith works it in front of the square on the leg side and looks for two but has to settle for the single.

144.2 1

This is quicker and darted into the leg stump, Travis Head backs away and hits it through mid off for a run.

144.1 1

Kraigg Brathwaite brings himself back on and starts with a flighted delivery around off. Steven Smith wrists it through mid-wicket for a single.

Score after 144 overs : 535/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

S Smith

175 (285)

T Head

61 (69)

R Chase

27-2-115-0

143.6 3

Another good effort in the deep by Tagenarine Chanderpaul. This is full and around off, Steven Smith drives it through extra cover. Chanderpaul runs to his left from long off and dives in to make the stop. Three runs are taken.

143.5 0

Chase spears one into the middle stump but Steven Smith is able to jam it out.

143.4 1

A low full toss now on leg stump, Head knocks it down to long on and turns the strike over.

143.3 1

Shorter and around leg stump, this is turned off the back foot through backward square leg for a run.

143.2 b 1

Was there an edge on it? No, it is given as byes. This is quicker and flatter, close to the off stump. Travis Head looks to cut it late but gets beaten on the outside edge. The keeper fumbles as well and the batters get a bye.

143.1 1

Short of a length and angling into off stump, this is punched down to long on for one.

Score after 143 overs : 528/3

Runs Scored

9 Runs

T Head

60 (67)

S Smith

170 (281)

K Roach

26-3-91-0

142.6 4

FOUR! Nicely done by Travis Head. This is banged in halfway down the track and outside off, Head hops up and just ramps it over short third man for a boundary.

142.5 1

Length again around off, this is eased away through covers for a run.

142.4 2

More signs of aggression from Steven Smith. Good length around off, Smith opens up his arms and looks to smash it over wide mid on but mistimes it. The ball clears mid on but it will only be a couple of runs.

142.3 1

On a length but angling onto the pads, this is worked away behind square on the leg side for a single.

142.2 0

Roach comes from around the wicket and angles in a very full ball on off stump. Head plays it towards mid off.

142.1 1

This is full and well outside off, Smith leans on and drives it through covers for a run.

Score after 142 overs : 519/3

Runs Scored

6 Runs

T Head

55 (64)

S Smith

166 (278)

R Chase

26-2-109-0

141.6 2

Tossed up around middle, Travis Head looks for the slog sweep but ends up heaving it through wide mid on for a brace.

141.5 2

On the shorter side and around off, Travis Head rocks back and punches it through extra cover for a couple of runs.

141.4 1

Flighted, well outside off and turning in a bit. Smith waits for it and plays it with an angled bat through the vacant slip cordon for a single.

141.3 0

Pushed through quicker and on a nagging length around off, Steven Smith defends it off the front foot.

141.2 0

Nicely drifted onto middle and leg, Smith drives it straight towards mid on.

141.1 1

Quicker and shorter, close to the off stump, Travis Head chops it in front of covers and picks up a quick run.

Score after 141 overs : 513/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

S Smith

165 (275)

T Head

50 (61)

K Roach

25-3-82-0

140.6 0

Back of a length and around off, Steven Smith stays on the back foot and just dabs it down to backward point.

140.5 1

Cut away and that will be FIFTY for Travis Head and he's got there pretty quickly as well. Short of a length and outside off, Head presses back and cuts it through point for a single.

140.4 0

Good length, around middle and this is just blocked out by Head.

140.3 1

A bit of aggression now from Steven Smith but he mistimes it badly. This is short and outside off, Smith advances and looks to force the big shot square on the off side but gets a top edge over the cover region for a single.

140.2 0

Back to over the wicket now for the right-hander. This is full and trying to shape it in from well outside off, Smith leaves it alone.

140.1 1

Kemar Roach comes back into the attack and starts with a length ball that is angled into the pads from around the wicket. Travis Head works it 'round the corner for a single.

Score after 140 overs : 510/3

Runs Scored

9 Runs

S Smith

164 (272)

T Head

48 (58)

R Chase

25-2-103-0

139.6 0

Chase keeps his length a bit short again, turning into middle. Smith works it to mid-wicket.

139.5 4

FOUR! Nice placement! A shortish delivery and outside off. Smith stays deep in his crease and slaps it through the extra-cover region for a boundary.

139.4 0

Fuller delivery on off. Smith works it to mid-wicket this time.

139.3 0

A flatter delivery on off. Smith blocks it out.

139.2 2

Touch shorter and on middle. Smith works it to deep backward square leg for a couple.

139.1 b 3

Nice turn and bounce there! Tossed up and outside off. Head goes for a big wild slog-sweep but misses as the ball turns away from him sharply. The keeper fails to collect it cleanly and the batters take three byes as the ball goes towards the third man region.

Score after 139 overs : 501/3

Runs Scored

10 Runs

S Smith

158 (267)

T Head

48 (57)

A Joseph

24-4-83-0

138.6 4

FOUR! That's a shot of a man in form! Joseph keeps it short again, bit of room this time. Smith waits for it and just guides it over the slip fielders for a boundary.

138.5 0

Good bouncer by Joseph! Angles this short delivery into the body at a good height and Smith also does well to sway away from the line of the ball.

138.4 1

On the shorter side, on off. Head rides the bounce and fends it towards the off side for a single.

138.3 1

Back of a length, on off. Smith dabs it to point for a single.

138.2 4

FOUR! 150 up for Steven Smith! He is back at his best now! He has looked in total control right throughout this knock and is looking good for many more. A fullish delivery on the pads this time. Smith leans forward and flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

138.1 0

Joseph bowls it on a fullish length, on off at 138.2 kph. Smith drives it off the inside half of his blade towards mid-wicket.

Score after 138 overs : 491/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

S Smith

149 (262)

T Head

47 (56)

R Chase

24-2-97-0

137.6 1

Shortish length and outside off. Smith cuts it to deep backward point for a single.

137.5 0

Floated up on the stumps, Smith just blocks it out.

137.4 0

Slower through the air and bowled around middle, Smith nudges it onto the leg side.

137.3 0

Looped up, full and on off stump, Smith flicks it away but the fielder at short mid-wicket makes a good stop.

137.2 0

Nicely flighted, around off and Steven Smith just eases it towards mid on.

137.1 1

Tossed up around off, Travis Head leans forward and drives it through mid off for a single.

Score after 137 overs : 489/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

S Smith

148 (257)

T Head

46 (55)

A Joseph

23-4-73-0

136.6 0

A flatter delivery on off. Smith plays it back to the bowler.

136.5 3

A full delivery on the pads. Head clips it through mid-wicket nicely hut Holder does well to stop it inside the playing area. Three taken.

136.4 0

Good pacy bouncer this! Jospeh fires a bouncer on off. It zips off the surface and Head ducks under it.

136.3 1

Touch shorter and around off. Smith punches it gently to covers for a single.

136.2 0

A good-length delivery on off. Smith tries to defend it but the ball catches the outside edge of his blade and the ball rolls towards the gully region.

136.1 1

Back of a length and angles it on middle and leg. head works it to fine leg for a single.

Score after 136 overs : 484/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

S Smith

147 (254)

T Head

42 (52)

R Chase

23-2-95-0

135.6 0

On the shorter side, on middle. Smith goes back and punches it to mid on.

135.5 0

Turnning into middle and leg. Bit flatter and Smith works it towards square leg.

135.4 1

Loopy delivery on off. Head drives it firmly to long off for a single.

135.3 1

Bowls another fullish delivery on off. Smith reaches the pitch of the ball and works it to long on for a single.

135.2 0

Pushes quicker and on off. Smith blocks it out solidly.

135.1 1

Tossed up on middle. Head drives it to long on for a single.

Score after 135 overs : 481/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

S Smith

146 (250)

T Head

40 (50)

A Joseph

22-4-68-0

134.6 0

Joseph keeps it a touch shorter and outside off. Smith leaves it alone.

134.5 2

On the shorter side, on middle. Smith works it towards deep backward square leg for a couple.

134.4 0

Bowls a full delivery on off. Smith drives it back to the bowler.

134.3 0

On a length and on off. Smith defends it towards the leg side.

134.2 1

On the shorter side and around off. Head rides the bounce and dabs it to backward point for a single.

134.1 0

Back of a length and outside off. Angled across the batter nicely and Head lets it go.

Drinks! It has been a comfortable first hour after the lunch interval for Australia as runs have flown and they are itching towards the 500-run mark. Steven Smith has just got back into his groove and is looking to score a big one here whereas Travis Head has been scoring runs at will. West Indies needed to press the issue after the break but instead the first few overs were just poor, allowing the new batter to get easy runs and all they can do now is keep on probing because it seems to be another long day in the field for them.

Score after 134 overs : 478/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

T Head

39 (48)

S Smith

144 (246)

R Chase

22-2-92-0

133.6 1

Touch shorter and on off. Head goes back and punches it to covers for a single.

133.5 0

NOT OUT! Tossed up on middle from 'round the wicket. Head goes for a big sweep shot but misses. The ball hits his pads and Chase makes a loud appeal. However, the umpire turns it down. It looks close to the naked eye and Kraigg Brathwaite goes for the DRS. The replays roll and the UltraEdge shows no bat there. Then, the Ball Tracking rolls and it shows that the ball is going over the middle pole. So, the original decision will stay and Head will continue.

There is an appeal for an LBW but the umpire turns it down. Kraigg Brathwaite has a long think about it and opts for the review. The UltraEdge is checked first and there is no bat involved. Ball Tracking then shows that the ball is going over the stumps and the original decision stands. West Indies lose a review as well.
133.4 0

A fuller delivery on leg. Head sweeps but straight to backward point.

133.3 0

Pushes it quicker on off. Head tries to drive it but hits it off the inside half of his blade back to the bowler.

133.2 1

Chase tosses it up, on off. Smith knocks it down to long on for a single.

133.1 1

Tossed up, on off. Head drives it to long off for a single.

Score after 133 overs : 475/3

Runs Scored

0 Runs

S Smith

143 (245)

T Head

37 (43)

A Joseph

21-4-65-0

132.6 0

Hits that hard length again, on off. Smith is as calm as ever and blocks it out.

132.5 0

On the shorter side angling into middle. Smith works it to mid-wicket.

132.4 0

On a good length, around off. Smith tries to defend it but gets a thick outside edge. Jermaine Blackwood at first slip dives to his right and stops it off the bounce.

132.3 0

On a good length and around off. Smith leaves it alone.

132.2 0

On the shorter side again, on off. Smith stays in his crease and dabs it towards the off side with soft hands.

132.1 0

Back of a length, on off. Smith blocks it onto the tuf.

Score after 132 overs : 475/3

Runs Scored

13 Runs

T Head

37 (43)

S Smith

143 (239)

J Holder

23-6-70-0

131.6 4

FOUR! Head is not going to shy away from playing his shots! Bangs it short and angles it on middle and leg. Head tries to pull it but gets a top edge that runs away towards the fine leg fence.

131.5 1

A length delivery on middle by Holder. Smith works it to mid-wicket for a single.

131.4 1

Holder keeps it on the shorter side, on off. Head rides the bounce and dabs it towards the off side for a single.

131.3 0

Shortish length again and it is outside off. Head tries to cut it again but misses this time.

131.2 4

FOUR! Runs are flowing pretty quickly now! Short and outside off. Head cuts it through point for a boundary. That was hit very hard.

131.1 3

Holder bowls it short and on off. Smith pulls it through mid-wicket and takes three as the fielder makes a good diving stop near the ropes.

Score after 131 overs : 462/3

Runs Scored

9 Runs

T Head

28 (39)

S Smith

139 (237)

K Brathwaite

8-0-27-1

130.6 0

Shorter and on off. Head goes back and punches it back to the bowler.

130.5 0

A flatter delivery on middle. Head pushes it towards mid on.

130.5 nb 1

NO BALL! Kraigg Brathwaite oversteps now! Angles a flatter delivery on middle and leg. Head tries to work it towards the leg side but misses and gets hit high on the pads.

130.4 0

Pushes it on middle and leg. Head works it towards the leg side.

130.3 0

Flatter and quicker again on middle. Head works it to mid-wicket.

130.2 b 4

FOUR BYES! Fires it down the leg side. Head tries to clip it but misses. The keeper misses it too and the ball races away towards the fine leg fence.

130.1 4

FOUR! A half-tracker from Kraigg Brathwaite and it is punished! Short and outside off. Head rocks back and slaps it through covers for a boundary.

Score after 130 overs : 453/3

Runs Scored

9 Runs

S Smith

139 (237)

T Head

24 (32)

J Holder

22-6-57-0

129.6 2

This is on a shorter length and outside off, Steven Smith guides it off the back foot and to the right of the man at third man for a couple of runs.

129.5 4

FOUR! Overpitched and punished! This is around off, Steven Smith takes a step across the off stump and drills it straight back past the bowler and into the long off fence.

129.4 0

Excellent stop from Tagenarine Chanderpaul. This is in the slot and around off, Steven Smith drives it firmly and to the right of the man at extra cover but it is well stopped.

129.3 2

Uppish but in the gap! This is full and wide again, this time Steven Smith does go after it and ends up playing it aerially off the toe end of the bat. The ball goes over the cover region and Smith gets two.

129.2 0

Holder stays 'round the wicket to the right-hander as well. He angles it full and well across the right-hander. Steven Smith doesn't play at it.

129.1 1

Starts with a back-of-a-length delivery around the hips. This is tucked away past square leg for an easy single.

Jason Holder (21-6-48-0) comes onto bowl for the first time in this session.

Score after 129 overs : 444/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

T Head

23 (31)

S Smith

131 (232)

K Brathwaite

7-0-22-1

128.6 1

Shortens the length and bowls it outside off, Travis Head waits for it and cuts it through point for a run.

128.5 0

Tossed up, full and on middle, defended back to the bowler.

128.4 0

Holds it back a touch and flights it around off stump, Travis Head caresses it towards extra cover.

128.3 0

Tossed up on off stump, Head pushes it out.

128.2 1

Flatter one, slanted across the off stump, Steven Smith punches it off the back foot and through covers for a single.

128.1 1

A bit of a round-arm action and it is bowled very full on middle, Travis Head drives it down to long on and rotates the strike.

Score after 128 overs : 441/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

S Smith

130 (231)

T Head

21 (26)

J Seales

21-3-95-1

127.6 0

Good length around off, just pushing the batter back a bit. Steven Smith solidly keeps it out on the off side.

127.5 0

Length ball outside off, Smith lets this one through to the keeper.

127.4 4

FOUR! Driven and driven well enough. This is overpitched around off stump, Steven Smith plays a high-elbow cover drive and pierces the gap to find the fence.

127.3 0

Around the top of off, this one just skids through and Steven Smith does well to keep it out.

127.2 0

A touch fuller this time and bowled around off, Steven Smith defends it back onto the deck.

127.1 lb 1

Shorter and angled at the body, Travis Head tries to work it towards the leg side but misses. The ball goes off his hips and rolls towards the leg side. A leg bye is taken.

Score after 127 overs : 436/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

S Smith

126 (226)

T Head

21 (25)

K Brathwaite

6-0-19-1

126.6 0

Tosses it up a bit and bowls it on middle, Steven Smith defends it off the front foot.

126.5 2

Slower and shorter around leg stump, Steven Smith has enough time to go deep in his crease and glance it behind square on the leg side for a brace.

126.4 0

Flighted delivery, a tad fuller and angling across the batter, Smith strides forward to defend.

126.3 0

Tossed up, on a length and around off, Steven Smith presses forward to defend.

126.2 0

Drops it shorter and around middle, Smith works it off the back foot towards backward square leg.

126.1 1

Floated up around middle and leg, Travis Head pushes at it gently and is able to get it past the man at silly mid off for a single.

Score after 126 overs : 433/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

S Smith

124 (221)

T Head

20 (24)

J Seales

20-3-91-1

125.6 0

Good length, around off and this is defended out in front of the man at short cover.

125.6 wd 1

WIDE! Banged in halfway down the track, around off and the ball just flies over the batter's head. A wide is called.

125.5 0

Hard length from Seales, keeps it around the off stump and the ball seams back in off the deck. Steven Smith gets pushed onto the back foot but manages to push it out on the off side.

125.4 0

Good length, close to the off pole and Smith just solidly blocks it out.

125.3 1

Back of a length on off stump, Head hops back and keeps it down towards cover-point for a quick single.

125.2 2

An attempted yorker on off stump turns out to be a full toss. Travis Head hangs back and just opens the face of the bat to guide it past backward point for a couple of runs.

125.1 0

This is pitched up around off, Travis Head stands tall and drives it firmly but straight to mid off.

Score after 125 overs : 429/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

S Smith

124 (218)

T Head

17 (21)

K Brathwaite

5-0-16-1

124.6 0

Loopy delivery, full and around leg stump, this is eased away towards mid on.

124.5 0

Floated up around the pads, Smith flicks it towards square leg.

124.4 1

Nicely tosssed up again, on off. Head drives it to long off for a single.

124.3 1

Touch shorter and on off. Smith punches it to long off for a single.

124.2 0

Pushes it quicker on off from 'round the wicket. Smith blocks it.

124.1 1

Tossed up, around off. Head drives it firmly to long off for a single.

Score after 124 overs : 426/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

T Head

15 (19)

S Smith

123 (214)

J Seales

19-3-87-1

123.6 1

Back of a length, angling into off from 'round the wicket. Head works it towards the leg side with the angle for a single.

123.5 1

Shortish length and around off. Smith rides the bounce and punches it to deep point for a single.

123.4 0

A fullish delivery that is angled into off. Smith with a solid block off the front foot.

123.3 0

A length delivery again, on off. Smith defends it towards the off side.

123.2 0

On the shorter side, around off. Smith pushes it to the short cover fielder.

123.1 0

Just short of good length and on off. Smith blocks it back to the bowler.

Score after 123 overs : 424/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

T Head

14 (18)

S Smith

122 (209)

K Brathwaite

4-0-13-1

122.6 0

Drifted into middle and leg, kept out by Travis Head.

122.5 0

A tad bit short and around the pads, this is flicked away towards mid-wicket.

122.4 0

Around middle and leg, kept out by Head.

122.3 1

A hint of flight this time, bowled around off. Steven Smith gets inside the line of the ball and paddles it 'round the corner for one.

122.2 1

Tossed up, full and around off, this is knocked down to long off for a single.

122.1 0

On a length and around off, Head punches it out toward the cover region.

Score after 122 overs : 422/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

S Smith

121 (208)

T Head

13 (13)

J Seales

18-3-85-1

121.6 2

Back of a length and over middle stump, Steven Smith hops and works it away past square leg for a couple of runs.

121.5 0

Back of a length and around off, Smith defends it out with a dead bat.

121.4 0

On a hard length and on off stump, Smith blocks it out without any fuss.

121.3 0

Seales bowls this one fuller and outside off, Steven Smith just lets it through to the keeper.

121.2 1

Fraction shorter and outside off, Head slaps it away in front of point and picks up a single.

121.1 0

Play and a miss! This is fuller and outside off, angling in as well. Travis Head looks for the expansive drive but misses and gets beaten on the inside edge.

Score after 121 overs : 419/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

S Smith

119 (204)

T Head

12 (11)

K Brathwaite

3-0-11-1

120.6 0

Around the pads, Smith plays it out with soft hands onto the leg side.

120.5 2

Two more! Tossed up full and on the pads, Steven Smith whips it in front of mid-wicket and comes back for the second with ease.

120.4 2

Drags back the length and angles it across the right-hander. Smith goes on the back foot and guides it away through short third man for a couple of runs.

120.3 0

A bit fuller and on off stump, Steven Smith blocks it out.

120.2 1

Angling into middle and leg, Head eases it down to long on for a single.

120.1 0

A round-arm delivery from Kraigg Brathwaite and this is just fired into the off stump. Travis Head does well to keep it out.

Will Kraigg Brathwaite continue? Yes, he will. This is interesting!

Score after 120 overs : 414/3

Runs Scored

9 Runs

T Head

11 (9)

S Smith

115 (200)

J Seales

17-3-82-1

119.6 1

Good length around off, Travis Head presses back and punches it square of the wicket towards deep point for one.

119.5 0

Good length and good channel around the off stump, Head watches it all the way through and leaves it alone.

119.4 0

Pitches it up now in that channel around off, Head shoulders arms at it.

119.3 0

Much better this time around. Back of a length and closer to the off pole, Head goes on the back foot to defend.

119.2 4

FOUR! Seales is not happy with himself and rightly so. A tad short but way too wide and Travis Head just cuts it away past point to pick up back-to-back boundaries.

119.1 4

FOUR! A poor delivery to start with from Jayden Seales. Seales comes from 'round the wicket and angles it into the pads, Head just tucks it away through backward square leg and picks up a boundary.

Jayden Seales to start from the other end.

Score after 119 overs : 405/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

T Head

2 (3)

S Smith

115 (200)

K Brathwaite

2-0-6-1

118.6 1

Flatter delivery around off, Travis Head backs away and eases it through cover-point for one more.

118.5 1

Easy single on offer. Around middle, nudged away towards square leg for a quick run.

118.4 0

Goes full again and angles it across Steven Smith who presses forward to defend.

118.3 1

Head is off the mark! Drops it a tad short and on the pads, Head works it away through square leg for a single.

118.2 0

This is full and fired in on middle. Travis Head pushes it back to the bowler.

Welcome back folks! We are all ready for the post-Lunch session as West Indies players make their way out to the middle. Steven Smith also strides out to the middle along with the new batter Travis Head. We can expect Aussies to go a bit hard in this session. Kraigg Brathwaite to resume his over. Here we go...
… DAY 2, SESSION 2 …
West Indies have toiled hard on the field and this is not what they wanted this morning after a challenging Day 1 but they mostly have themselves to blame for this. The Windies just weren't attacking enough when the second new ball was still doing enough and some of the field placements were questionable. A couple of bowlers did bowl well in patches but have found it hard to create wicket-taking opportunities. The skipper Kraigg Brathwaite did get a big breakthrough late in the session which might prove to be a catalyst for them. Will we finally see the visitors pressing the issue in the afternoon session? Or will the Aussies continue to score runs freely? Join us at 10.30 am IST (5 am GMT) to find out.
The Aussies started the day in a position of promise and they have only gone and cemented their dominance further. Marnus Labuschagne and Steven Smith went on to score a double-century and century respectively as they made the opposition work hard in the field with not just their strokeplay but also with their running. The pair was looking unstoppable and looked all set to bat for another whole session together but in the final over before the interval, the 251-run stand was broken as Labuschagne was dismissed after just reaching a sensational double-ton.
Session summary - 28.1 overs, 109 runs and 1 wicket. So, another session of Test cricket has flown by and Australia are the ones who have just gone from strength to strength and seem to be well on course for a mammoth total. West Indies will feel that they have been static in the way they have approached the morning session but that big wicket on the stroke of lunch will certainly provide them with a lot of inspiration when they take the field again.
118.1 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Oh, what an anti-climax! Marnus Labuschagne departs just at the stroke of Lunch and that ends a marathon knock from a fantastic cricketer. Kraigg Brathwaite brings himself on and fires a flatter and touch shorter delivery, around off from 'round the wicket. Marnus Labuschagne goes back and tries to steer it square off the wicket on the off side. However, the ball bounces a touch more and takes an outside edge of his blade and Joshua Da Silva behind the stumps takes a sharp catch. Marnus Labuschagne is disappointed and it will be Lunch on Day 2! Marnus Labuschagne gets a standing ovation and Australia are 402 for 3 at Lunch on Day 2!

Score after 118 overs : 402/2

Runs Scored

7 Runs

M Labuschagne

204 (349)

S Smith

114 (198)

J Seales

16-3-73-1

117.6 1

On the shorter side and around off. Marnus Labuschagne punches it through point for a single.

117.5 4

FOUR! Marnus Labuschagne gets to his double century in style! What a player this man is turning out to be! The hunger for runs is just amazing and he just continues to grow in stature. Seales a bowls an overpitched delivery, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leans forward and drives it crisply through covers for a lovely boundary. Takes off his helmet and soaks in the applause from this healthy crowd here at the Optus stadium.

117.4 0

Seales again bowls it full and on middle. Marnus Labuschagne clips it to mid-wicket.

117.3 0

Seales bowls a fullish delivery and outside off. Marnus Labuschagne resists the temptation to drive and leaves it.

117.2 1

Short and outside off. Smith cuts it to deep point for a single.

117.1 1

Takes a single and moves to 199! A fullish delivery, around off. Marnus Labuschagne drives it left of mid off for a single.

Score after 117 overs : 395/2

Runs Scored

6 Runs

S Smith

113 (197)

M Labuschagne

198 (344)

R Chase

21-2-89-0

116.6 0

Nicely tossed up delivery on off. Smith gets a good stride forward and defends it.

116.5 0

Fires it flatter and quicker on off. Smith fends it off the front foot.

116.4 4

FOUR! Poor delivery and punished! Short delivery and outside off. Smith rocks back and cuts it through covers for a boundary.

116.3 0

Bit quicker and turning into leg. Smith just works it to the leg side.

116.2 1

Tossed up, on off. Marnus Labuschagne skips down the track and pushes it to long on for a single.

116.1 1

Shortish length and around off. Smith chops it to deep backward point for a single.

Score after 116 overs : 389/2

Runs Scored

3 Runs

M Labuschagne

197 (343)

S Smith

108 (192)

J Seales

15-3-66-1

115.6 0

Keeps it on the shorter side, on off. Marnus Labuschagne defends it right under his eyes.

115.5 1

Seales again pulls his length back, around off. Smith punches it to deep backward point for a single.

115.4 0

On a length, on off. Smith with a solid block again.

115.3 0

Shortish length again, around off. Smith first sets up to pull it but then checks his shot and just blocks it.

115.2 2

Short and wide outside off. Smith cuts it to deep cover for a couple. Nothing happening for the West Indies bowlers at the moment.

115.1 0

Back of a length, on middle. Smith fends it calmly towards the leg side.

Score after 115 overs : 386/2

Runs Scored

5 Runs

S Smith

105 (187)

M Labuschagne

197 (342)

R Chase

20-2-83-0

114.6 1

Shortish delivery again and outside off. Smith cuts it to deep point for a single.

114.5 0

On the shorter side, around off. Smith tries to cut it but gets an inside edge that rolls towards the leg side.

114.4 0

Flatter and quicker on middle. Smith blocks it out.

114.3 1

Touch shorter on off. Marnus Labuschagne goes back and punches it to covers for a single.

114.2 1

Fuller and on the leg. Smith clips it to square leg for a single.

114.1 2

Good use of the wrists! Tossed up on middle. Smith reaches the pitch of the ball and works it past the diving fielder at widish mid on and takes two runs.

Score after 114 overs : 381/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

M Labuschagne

196 (341)

S Smith

101 (182)

A Joseph

20-3-65-0

113.6 0

On the shorter side, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne clips it to mid-wicket.

113.5 0

A length delivery on off. That bounces sharply and hits high on Marnus Labuschagne's blade as he defends it.

113.4 0

Joseph bowls it a tad short, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne defends it from his crease.

113.3 0

Good-length delivery, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.

113.2 1

Angles a length delivery on the pads. Smith tucks it to fine leg for a single.

113.1 0

Lands a length delivery on middle. Smith works it towards the leg side.

Score after 113 overs : 380/2

Runs Scored

3 Runs

M Labuschagne

196 (337)

S Smith

100 (180)

R Chase

19-2-78-0

112.6 2

Touch shorter and around off. Marnus Labuschagne punches it through point for a couple.

112.5 0

Turning into leg and fuller in length too. Marnus Labuschagne tries to tuck it towards the leg side. He gets a faint part of his blade and keeper moves to his left but fails to catch it.

112.4 0

A flatter delivery on middle. Marnus Labuschagne blocks it out.

112.3 1

Here it is....29th Test century for Steven Smith! He equals Don Bradman's record of 29 centuries and raises his bat as his wife in the balcony applauds his effort along with his teammates and this crowd at the Optus stadium. This is a fuller delivery on middle. Smith drives it to long on for a single.

112.2 0

A solid block! Tossed up on middle. Smith blocks it off the front foot.

112.1 0

Tossed up, on middle. Smith works it to square leg.

Score after 112 overs : 377/2

Runs Scored

2 Runs

M Labuschagne

194 (334)

S Smith

99 (177)

A Joseph

19-3-64-0

111.6 0

On a good length and around off. The ball nips back in and Marnus Labuschagne leaves it as the ball goes very close past the off stump.

111.5 0

Lovely delivery! Lands on a good length and outside off. The ball straightens a bit after pitching and beats the putside edge of Marnus Labuschagne's blade as he tries to defend it.

111.4 1

Alzarri Joseph goes wide of the crease and angles it on middle and leg. A length delivery and Smith works it past square leg for a single.

111.3 0

Angles a length delivery on middle. Smith with a solid block. The wait continues as the crowd gets excited.

111.2 0

On a length and around off. Smith guides it towards the gully fielder.

111.2 nb 1

NO BALL!  Abit fullish delivery, outside off. Smith resists the temptation to drive it and lets it go. A  No Ball is called for overstepping.

111.1 0

On a good length and outside off. Smith lets it go with ease.

Score after 111 overs : 375/2

Runs Scored

7 Runs

S Smith

98 (172)

M Labuschagne

194 (332)

R Chase

18-2-75-0

110.6 1

Tossed up on middle. Smith drives it off the inside half of his blade to long on for a single. Smith will retain the strike!

110.5 0

Turning into middle and leg. Smith works it towards the leg side.

110.4 4

FOUR! Smith moves to 97 now! Chase bowls it on middle. Smith reaches the pitch of the ball and flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

110.3 1

On the shorter side again, around off. Marnus Labuschagne punches it through covers for a single.

110.2 1

Shortish length and around off. Smith punches it through backward point for a single.

110.1 0

Chase bowls it full and on the pads. Smith works it to mid-wicket.

Score after 110 overs : 368/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

S Smith

92 (167)

M Labuschagne

193 (331)

A Joseph

18-3-62-0

109.6 1

Good length and at the stumps, Smith pushes it towards wide mid on for yet another comfortable single.

109.5 1

Hits the length hard does Joseph and bowls it around the hips. Labuschagne just drops it towards mid-wicket and picks up a run.

109.4 0

Good length around the top of off and at almost 141 clicks. Labuschagne gets right behind the line of the ball to make the block.

109.3 0

Good length around off, Labuschagne watches it closely and leaves it alone.

109.2 1

Short again, over middle and Smith pulls it through wide mid on for a single.

109.1 1

This is banged in short over middle and leg and at a good height as well. Marnus Labuschagne goes after it and mistimes the hook shot towards deep square leg for one.

Score after 109 overs : 364/2

Runs Scored

2 Runs

M Labuschagne

191 (327)

S Smith

90 (165)

R Chase

17-2-68-0

108.6 1

Aerial but lands well short! Roston Chase gives it a nice loop and bowls it around middle. Marnus Labuschagne dances down the track and gets beaten in the flight and ends up dragging the big shot towards deep square leg. Tagenarine Chanderpaul is over there but the ball lands short of him and they get a single.

108.5 0

Slows it up a touch and bowls it on middle, Labuschagne just blocks it out.

108.4 0

On a length and on off stump, Labuschagne backs away and plays it straight towards the cover region.

108.3 1

Tossed up full and outside off, Steven Smith drives it through covers towards the sweeper and picks up a single.

108.2 0

Flighted, around middle and Steven Smith just defends it out.

108.1 0

This is floated up on the pads, Smith nudges it towards mid-wicket.

Score after 108 overs : 362/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Labuschagne

190 (324)

S Smith

89 (162)

A Joseph

17-3-58-0

107.6 0

Nice shape on that one. This is very full and on off stump, shaping away as well, Labuschagne manages to keep it out.

107.5 0

Joseph bowls it full and closer to the off pole at 137.4 clicks but Labuschagne makes an assured leave.

107.4 0

Length ball around off, Labuschagne defends it out.

107.3 4

FOUR! Short and wide, Marnus Labuschagne throws his hands at it and gets a thick outside edge. The ball flies away just out of reach of the jumping man at gully and into the third man fence. Alzarri Joseph doesn't seem impressed with that effort.

107.2 0

Fullish delivery outside off and shaping away, Labuschagne watches it go past him and through to the keeper.

107.1 0

Back of a length and around off, this is dabbed down towards backward point.

Score after 107 overs : 358/2

Runs Scored

3 Runs

S Smith

89 (162)

M Labuschagne

186 (318)

R Chase

16-2-66-0

106.6 0

Nicely tossed up, on middle and leg, Smith presents the full face of the bat and pushes it towards mid on.

106.5 0

Flighted delivery, Steven Smith works it towards mid-wicket.

106.4 1

Flatter one around middle and this one keeps low. Labuschagne backs away and forces it down to long off for a single.

106.3 0

Tossed up around middle, Labuschagne advances but then has to adjust and keep it out.

106.2 1

Floated up and turning down leg, Smith just nudges it behind square on the leg side and rotates the strike.

106.1 1

Chase starts off with a quicker one on middle and leg, Labuschagne backs away and pushes it towards cover for a quick single.

Time for some spin now. Roston Chase (15-2-63-0) is into the attack.

Score after 106 overs : 355/2

Runs Scored

5 Runs

S Smith

88 (159)

M Labuschagne

184 (315)

K Roach

24-3-79-0

105.6 0

Good length over middle stump and blocked out towards short mid-wicket.

105.5 0

Keeps it on a fuller length but pushes it wide of the off stump, Smith shoulders arms at it.

105.4 0

Fullish length around off, Steven Smith leaves it alone.

105.3 1

Good fielding. Full again and on the pads, flicked away to the right of the man at mid-wicket who makes a good stop. They do take the single though.

105.2 0

Full and straight, this is punched firmly back past the fielder but straight to the man at mid off.

105.1 0

Pitches it up now around middle, Labuschagne defends it from inside his crease.

105.1 nb 4

Full and on the pads, Steven Smith uses his wrists and whips it through the vacant spaces around mid-wicket and picks up three more runs. A no ball is also called as Kemar Roach has overstepped. The 200-run stand between these two is up and neither batter is showing any signs of slowing down.

Drinks! Australian batters are taking this game away from the Windies now. They have looked very comfortable and have scored at a good rate too. Windies, on the other hand, are looking pretty flat. They could not bowl consistent lines and lengths and now are starring down the barrel. They need a moment of brilliance from somewhere to lift their spirits up and another poor hour of play will make things quite difficult for them. Can they fightback in the second half of this first session? Let's find out.

Score after 105 overs : 350/2

Runs Scored

8 Runs

M Labuschagne

183 (312)

S Smith

85 (155)

A Joseph

16-3-54-0

104.6 0

Goes a bit fuller and just tightens the line around off stump, Labuschagne doesn't play at it.

104.5 2

On the shorter side yet again and outside off. Marnus Labuschagne opens the face of the bat and guides it to the left of the man at third man for a couple of runs.

104.4 1

Good length on off stump, Smith shuffles across and works it away through mid-wicket for a single.

104.3 4

FOUR! Nicely done! Short and a bit wide again from Joseph. Steven Smith rocks back and just dabs it past the slip cordon and into the third man fence for a boundary.

104.2 0

Pitches it up now in that channel around off and Steven Smith lets it through to the keeper.

104.1 1

Alzarri Joseph starts a new spell with a bit of a loosener. This is short and wide, cut away to deep point for a single by Labuschagne.

Alzarri Joseph is ready to start his first over of the day. He bowled 15 overs on Day 1 but could not find a breakthrough.

Score after 104 overs : 342/2

Runs Scored

2 Runs

S Smith

80 (152)

M Labuschagne

180 (309)

K Roach

23-3-74-0

103.6 0

Good length around off, just seaming away a touch but Smith is able to defend it out.

103.5 0

Lovely bowling! Roach goes a bit fuller and angles it in from around off. The ball straightens after pitching and zips past the outside edge of Smith's willow.

103.4 1

Back of a length and close to the off pole. Labuschagne looks to punch off the back foot but gets an inside edge that goes past the stumps and towards short fine leg. They pick up a single.

103.3 0

This is angled into middle and leg, Labuschagne just nudges it towards short mid-wicket.

103.2 0

Length ball outside off, Labuschagne looks to play away from the body but the ball keeps a bit low and beats the outside edge.

103.1 1

Full and straight, Smith flicks it down to fine leg and turns the strike over.

Score after 103 overs : 340/2

Runs Scored

5 Runs

S Smith

79 (149)

M Labuschagne

179 (306)

K Mayers

15-2-39-1

102.6 1

Length ball around off, Steven Smith shuffles across the off stump and works it away through mid-wicket for a single.

102.5 0

A touch fuller and angling into the pads, Smith keeps it out on the leg side.

102.4 0

Banged in short and over the stumps, Smith just ducks under it.

102.3 0

Around the top of off, Smith blocks it out.

102.2 4

They run four and not for the first time it has happened in this innings either. Fuller and around off, Smith opens the face of the bat and drives it square through the point region. Jayden Seales chases it down and the ball just slows down before Seales picks it up but it will be four runs.

102.1 0

Good length, on the fifth stump line. The ball just straightens a bit and Steven Smith edges it down with soft hands towards second slip.

Score after 102 overs : 335/2

Runs Scored

3 Runs

S Smith

74 (143)

M Labuschagne

179 (306)

K Roach

22-3-72-0

101.6 1

Fullish length around the pads, this is flicked away 'round the corner for a single.

101.5 0

This is full and outside off, trying to induce the drive but Smith leaves it alone.

101.4 0

Length ball, angling it in from around the top of off stump, Smith solidly keeps it out.

101.3 1

Just a fraction shorter and around off, this one nips back in a touch as well. Labuschagne taps it towards cover-point for one more.

101.2 0

Goes full and keeps the line around off. Labuschagne defends it under his eye line.

101.1 1

Drop and run! Good length around off stump, Steven Smith just dabs it down towards silly point and races through for the single.

Kemar Roach (21-3-69-0) is back into the attack now.

Score after 101 overs : 332/2

Runs Scored

3 Runs

M Labuschagne

178 (304)

S Smith

72 (139)

K Mayers

14-2-34-1

100.6 0

Length ball angling into middle ane leg, this is worked away onto the leg side.

100.5 0

Fuller in length around off and swinging back into the batter. Labuschagne just pushes it towards mid on.

100.4 0

A strong shout of 'no' from Steven Smith. Fullish delivery, around off stump and almost reversing into the batter. Labuschagne gets an inside edge towards square leg and looks for one but is sent back.

100.3 1

Another easy single. Good length, around off, eased away towards the vacant backward point region for a run.

100.3 wd 1

WIDE! This is banged in halfway down the track and over leg stump. The ball goes well over the batter's head and a wide is called.

100.2 0

Good length, trying to angle it in from outside off. Steven Smith puts a big stride forward and looks to defend but gets hit on the pads.

100.1 1

On a hard length and outside off, Labuschagne just nudges it down with soft hands behind point and picks up a single.

Score after 100 overs : 329/2

Runs Scored

3 Runs

S Smith

71 (137)

M Labuschagne

177 (300)

J Holder

21-6-48-0

99.6 0

Holder angles a length delivery on off. Smith is as calm as ever and defends it right of the bowler.

99.5 0

On a length and around leg. Smith tries to leave it and gets hit high on the pads.

99.4 1

Shortish delivery and outside off. Marnus Labuschagne cuts it to deep point for a single.

99.3 1

That's an easy single, you don't want to give these singles away easily. On a length, on middle. Smith works it behind square on the leg side and takes a single as the fielder there is bit slow to approach that ball.

99.2 0

Bangs it short and around leg. Smith leaves it alone.

99.1 1

In the air...but safe! Holder bangs it short on off. Marnus Labuschagne tries to pull it off the front foot. He, however, gets a top edge this time that goes aerially but falls well short of the deep square leg fielder. Single taken.

Score after 99 overs : 326/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

S Smith

70 (133)

M Labuschagne

175 (298)

K Mayers

13-2-31-1

98.6 0

Lands it on a length and outside off. Smith watches it till the end and lets it go.

98.5 0

Back of a length and angling into leg. Smith tries to flick it but misses and gets hit high on the pads.

98.4 1

On the shorter side, around off. Marnus Labuschagne dabs it towards the off side for a single.

98.3 0

Mayers hits that good length again, on off. Marnus Labuschagne blocks it solidly from his crease.

98.2 0

Lands it on a length again and outside off. Marnus Labuschagne stays patient and lets it go.

98.1 0

Good-length delivery, around off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it.

Score after 98 overs : 325/2

Runs Scored

9 Runs

S Smith

70 (131)

M Labuschagne

174 (294)

J Holder

20-6-45-0

97.6 0

Bangs it short and angles it into middle and leg. Smith ducks under it.

97.5 1

Shortish delivery on off. Marnus Labuschagne pulls it to square leg. Bonner half-stops it and a single is taken.

97.4 3

Goes fuller and on middle. Smith flicks it well in front of square and takes three runs. Good running again.

97.3 1

On a length, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne clips it behind square on the leg side for a single.

97.2 4

FOUR! In the gap and Marnus Labuschagne gets another boundary! A shortsih delivery that nips back on on off. It cramps Marnus Labuschagne for room and he just tries to guide it towards the off side. Gets a bit of outside edge that goes in the gap wide of the diving first slip fielder for a boundary.

97.1 0

On a good length and outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.

Score after 97 overs : 316/2

Runs Scored

6 Runs

S Smith

67 (129)

M Labuschagne

168 (290)

K Mayers

12-2-30-1

96.6 0

Good shape into the batter. A fullish delivery swinging into off. Smith fends it towards the leg side.

96.5 0

On a good length again and this time a bit closer to the off stump. Smith goes forward to defend it but the ball seams away a touch and beats the outside edge of his blade.

96.4 0

Good-length delivery, outside off. Smith lets it go.

96.3 1

On the shorter side and on off. Marnus Labuschagne pulls it off the inside half of his blade to deep backward square leg for a single.

96.2 0

On a length and outside off. Marnus Labuschagne lets it go.

96.1 4

FOUR! Oh, just past the stumps! Shortish delivery and outside off. Marnus Labuschagne tries to pull it. However, the ball goes off the inside edge and just past the stumps towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.

96.1 wd 1

WIDE! Bowls a fullish and widish delivery way outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it.

Kyle Mayers (11-2-24-1) is into the attack now.

Score after 96 overs : 310/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

S Smith

67 (126)

M Labuschagne

163 (287)

J Holder

19-6-36-0

95.6 0

Back of a length, on off at 124.5 kph. Smith blocks it onto the turf. Aussie batters have looked pretty comfortable so far as West Indies have neither got their lines and lengths right nor any great movement off the turf or in air.

95.5 1

Angles a length delivery on middle. Marnus Labuschagne clips it to deep square leg for an easy single.

95.4 0

Shortish and wider outside off. Easy leave for Marnus Labuschagne this time.

95.3 0

Lands a good length delivery again, around off. Marnus Labuschagne lets it go again.

95.2 0

On a length and outside off. Marnus Labuschagne makes an easy leave this time.

95.1 0

On a good length and around off. Marnus Labuschagne tries to block it off his front foot. However, the ball straightens a bit after pitching and beats the outside edge of his blade.

Score after 95 overs : 309/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

S Smith

67 (125)

M Labuschagne

162 (282)

K Roach

21-3-69-0

94.6 0

Beautiful delivery! Lands this in that corridor of uncertainity and Smith gets beaten as he tries to defend it.

94.5 0

Overpitched delivery on off. Smith times his straight drive quite well. However, Roach is alert and stops it with his right hand.

94.4 0

Serves a fullish delivery on off. Smith with a solid block here.

94.3 0

Angling into middle on off. Roach went wider of the crease there and Smith defends it to mid on.

94.2 1

Yet again after bowling a good delivery, he drifts on the pads. A fullish delivery and Marnus Labuschagne easily flicks it to deep square leg for a single.

94.1 0

Serves it on a good length, on off. Marnus Labuschagne defends it from his crease. Roach needs to be consistent with this line and length.

Score after 94 overs : 308/2

Runs Scored

5 Runs

M Labuschagne

161 (280)

S Smith

67 (121)

J Holder

18-6-35-0

93.6 3

Holder bangs it short again on middle. Marnus Labuschagne pulls it quite well this time and takes three as the ball goes towards the deep square leg region before the fielder cuts it off.

93.5 0

That's a good one! Bowls a bouncer, around leg. Good bounce and zip on this delivery as Marnus Labuschagne fails to get any bat on his hook shot.

93.4 1

Touch shorter and outside off. Smith rides the bounce and punches it to deep point where Tagenarine Chanderpaul does well to keep it to just a single.

93.3 1

A fullish delivery on middle. Marnus Labuschagne pushes it. However, he gets the inside half of his blade to fine leg for a single.

93.2 0

Back of a length and outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it.

93.1 0

Holder with a good-length delivery, on off. Marnus Labuschagne blocks it off the front foot.

Score after 93 overs : 303/2

Runs Scored

3 Runs

S Smith

66 (120)

M Labuschagne

157 (275)

K Roach

20-3-68-0

92.6 0

Serves it on a length, on off at 126 clicks and Smith defends it nicely showing a full face of his blade.

92.5 1

Roach bangs it short and not much pace on this delivery. On off and Marnus Labuschagne pulls it to fine leg for a single.

92.4 1

Back of a length, on off. Good bounce for Roach as the ball hits the higher part of Smith's blade as he tries to defend it. The ball rolls towards the off side and a single is taken.

92.3 1

Touch on the shorter side, around off. Marnus Labuschagne dabs it to backward point for an easy single. The partnership between these two besties is now 150!

92.2 0

A fullish delivery on off. Marnus Labuschagne drives it back to the bowler.

92.1 0

Now he finds that channel! Lands it on a good length, around off, angles it into the batter. Marnus Labuschagne is neither back or forward and ends up getting an inside edge onto his pads as he looks to defend it.

Score after 92 overs : 300/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

S Smith

65 (118)

M Labuschagne

155 (271)

J Holder

17-6-30-0

91.6 0

Back of a length and outside off. Smith resists the temptation to go at a widish delivery and lets it go. So, just one run from Holder's first over of the day.

91.5 0

Touch short of good length and on off. Smith defends it right under his eyes.

91.4 0

Lands it on a good length at a gentle pace again. Smith makes an easy leave. Not much swing so far for the Windies.

91.3 0

On a length, on off. Smith with a solid block now.

91.2 0

He drifts it way down the leg side this time. Smith first sets up to flick it but then decides to let it go.

91.1 1

Holder starts off with a fullish delivery on off at 124 kph. Marnus Labuschagne defends it with soft hands towards the off side and takes his first run of the day. 300 up for Australia!

Jason Holder (16-6-29-0) to operate from the other end.

Score after 91 overs : 299/2

Runs Scored

6 Runs

S Smith

65 (113)

M Labuschagne

154 (270)

K Roach

19-3-65-0

90.6 4

Finally bowls it fuller but ends up drifting on the pads. Smith is ready for it as he flicks it through mid-wicket and the batters run four. Very good running and this is a nice positive start from the Aussies.

90.5 0

Roach has not found his length so far. He bowls it on a shortish length again and outside off. Smith lets it go again.

90.4 0

Gets his length bit fuller this time. On a good length and outside off. Smith decides to leave it alone.

90.3 0

Tad shorter again by Roach angling into middle. Smith works it towards the leg side.

90.2 0

Shorter in length again and outside off. Smith tries to punch it this time but gets an inside edge that goes just past the stumps.

90.1 2

Roach starts off with a short and wide delivery outside off. Smith cuts it through covers for a couple. Good positive start for Smith.

We are all ready for the second day of this Test match! The Windies players have made their way into the middle. Steven Smith and Marnus Labuschagne, the two overnight Australian batters have also made their way out to the middle now. Kemar Roach to start with the ball. Here we go...
Australia have laid down the marker for the rest of the game with their batters bossing Day 1. After David Warner fell early, Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne put on a big stand that put the hosts on top of the proceedings. Usman Khawaja fell but Marnus Labuschagne went on to build another century stand with Steven Smith and brought an individual ton as well. Aussies will look for more of the same on Day 2. Stay tuned as the morning session isn't far away.
West Indies started with a lot of promise in the field as youngster Jayden Seales got rid of David Warner early in the day but after that, they found it tough going for a long time. Kyle Mayers' underrated skills as a bowler came to the rescue of the visitors as he broke a crucial stand but yet again the Windies couldn't capitalise. They would be hoping that the pitch quickens up and they can get early wickets on Day 2 to get back in the contest.
Hello and a warm welcome to Day 2 of the first Test match between Australia and West Indies from the Optus Stadium in Perth. Day 1 saw the hosts put on a stellar show with the bat Marnus Labuschagne notching up a brilliant ton. Will we see another run fest on Day 2 as well?
… DAY 2, SESSION 1 …
Right then, that is all we have from his absorbing opening day of the first Test match. West Indies need to do some heavy lifting on Day 2 now to make their way back into this game. Will the Windies fightback? Or will Australia consolidate their position? We shall get all our answers when the play resumes on Thursday, 1st of December at 7.50 am IST (2.20 am GMT). Our build-up though as you know, begins a lot earlier. Do join us for the same. Cheers!
The day started with Jayden Seales getting rid of David Warner early. However, Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne then showed some great grit and determination to ride through a tough period when West Indies were really bowling well in the first session. Runs started flowing bit quickly in the afternoon session for the Aussies as Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne both got to their fifties. Mayers then brought some life back into the Windies camp with a wicket late in the second session. However, after that Steven Smith and Marnus Labuschagne did not given an inch to the West Indies and now the home team is looking all set to dominate this Test match. The first session will be crucial on Day 2 and West Indies need to come up with better plans and execution going ahead in this Test match.
Marnus Labuschagne is down for a chat. He says that whenever you finish a day with almost 300 runs and just 2 wickets lost it is a great day and they will now look to get a big total on board. Adds that it helps coming from Brisbane to play on bouncy wickets like this one and if you're patient and the technique is sound, you can score runs here. Mentions that whenever you aren't scoring runs there's a bit of doubt but it is all about trusting the process. Ends by saying that his wife and daughter made the trip to watch him play here and that makes this hundred a bit more special.
West Indies, well, they tried hard but the Australian batters were too good on the day. Kraigg Brathwaite tried all his options but nothing worked and though there were few plays and misses in between, it was a frustrating day from the Windies' point of view. The second new ball now is eight overs old and West Indies need to make the most of it early on Day 2 if they want to make their way back into this game.
Steven Smith started the final session with a bang stroking a boundary off the first delivery and he just continued the same momentum throughout the session on his way to a fluent 59*. Marnus Labuschagne at the other end was also more proactive in this session and notched up a gritty century and ended with an unbeaten knock of 154 as runs started flowing quickly for the Aussies. They are in a pole position now and we can expect Australian batters to come up with more aggressive intent on Day 2 and they would surely be trying to get their first innings total somewhere over 500 now.
Australia have dominated this session and are in the driver’s seat now at the end of Day 1. A wicketless session with 131 runs added and West Indies after starting this morning on a positive note have not been able to get enough breakthroughs throughout the day to put more pressure on the Aussies.

Score after 90 overs : 293/2

Runs Scored

2 Runs

S Smith

59 (107)

M Labuschagne

154 (270)

J Holder

16-6-29-0

89.6 1

An inside edge to end Day 1! This is full and angled into leg stump, Steven Smith shuffle across a bit and gets an inside edge down to fine leg for a single. The umpires call for Stumps as Australia finish the Day with 293/2!

89.5 0

Good length around off, Steven Smith leaves it alone.

89.4 0

Angles this one into the stumps, Steven Smith blocks it out.

89.3 1

Good length outside off, this is guided away through backward point for a single.

89.2 0

Pitches it up now on off stump and this is solidly blocked off by Labuschagne.

89.1 0

JAFFA! No idea what happened there! Jason Holder starts off with a good-length delivery that is angled into off stump. Labuschagne looks to block but the ball just seams away off the deck and goes past the shoulder of the blade. Labuschagne smiles as he knows the delivery was too good but Jason Holder is left frustrated.

Jason Holder to bowl the last over of the day!

Score after 89 overs : 291/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

S Smith

58 (104)

M Labuschagne

153 (267)

K Mayers

11-2-24-1

88.6 0

Around the top of off, this is defended off the back foot.

88.5 0

Mayers goes wider of the crease and angles it in a long way from well outside off. Steven Smith stays back and keeps it out.

88.4 0

Fuller in length but well outside off, easy leave for Smith.

88.3 0

Good length angling down leg. Steven Smith shuffles across and shoulders arms at it.

88.2 1

This is very full again but a lot wider, Labuschagne plays it late and with an angled bat past point for a single.

88.1 0

Kyle Mayers comes back into the attack and serves a yorker-length delivery around middle. Labuschagne jams it out towards short mid-wicket.

Score after 88 overs : 290/2

Runs Scored

9 Runs

S Smith

58 (100)

M Labuschagne

152 (265)

J Seales

14-3-63-1

87.6 0

A bit fuller and tighter around the off stump. Steven Smith watches it all the way through and leaves it alone.

87.5 1

Good length again but a bit wider and Labuschagne taps it through cover-point to pick up a single.

87.4 0

On a good length and around off, Labuschagne leaves it alone.

87.3 2

150 up for Marnus Labuschagne and it is the fourth time he has surpassed this score in Test matches. This is pitched up outside off, Labuschagne with another cover drive and he gets back for two with ease. This has been a sublime knock so far from him.

87.2 4

FOUR! A valiant effort in the deep but it goes in vain. This is on a good length but well outside off. Labuschagne uses the width on offer and slaps it away behind point. Tagenarine Chanderpaul runs to his left from deep point and puts in the dive but is unable to prevent the boundary. Labuschagne moves on to 149 now.

87.1 2

Full and around off stump, Marnus Labuschagne crouches a bit and caresses it through the cover region for a couple of runs. Good running on that occasion.

Score after 87 overs : 281/2

Runs Scored

2 Runs

S Smith

58 (99)

M Labuschagne

143 (260)

K Roach

18-3-59-0

86.6 0

Around the top of off, Smith defends this one onto the off side.

86.5 0

Kemar Roach serves this on a good length and angles it in from the off stump. Steven Smith looks to press forward and block but misses and gets hit high on the pads. There is an hopeful appeal for lbw but it has been turned down. There hasn't been a single review throughout the day but desperate times call for desperate as Kraigg Brathwaite does go for it. UltraEdge shows that there is no bat involved and Ball Tracking confirms that the ball is comfortably going over the leg stump.

86.4 1

Just a fraction shorter and wide outside off, Labuschagne presses back and taps it through cover-point for a run.

86.3 0

Pitched up around the fifth stump and shaping away, left alone by Labuschagne.

86.2 1

Full and outside off, Smith opens the face of the blade and drives it square of the wicket for a single.

86.1 0

Length ball, well wide of the off stump, Steven Smith lets it through to the keeper.

Score after 86 overs : 279/2

Runs Scored

0 Runs

M Labuschagne

142 (258)

S Smith

57 (95)

J Seales

13-3-54-1

85.6 0

Pitches it up on the pads, Labuschagne defends it out. Maiden!

85.5 0

Keeps it full and bowls it in the channel around off. There's just a hint of away shape on it but it is an easy enough leave for Labuschagne to make.

85.4 0

A tad fuller and pulled wider of the off pole. Labuschagne looks to play at it but decides to leave it in the end.

85.3 0

Pitches it up now around off stump, Labuschagne defends it under his eye line.

85.2 0

Full and trying to attack the pads but it is spilled well down the leg side.

85.1 0

On a fullish length and outside off, Labuschagne makes an easy leave.

Score after 85 overs : 279/2

Runs Scored

9 Runs

S Smith

57 (95)

M Labuschagne

142 (252)

K Roach

17-3-57-0

84.6 0

BEATEN! Kemar Roach with a beautiful comeback delivery that leaves Steven Smith bamboozled. This is served on a good length and angling in from around off. The ball straightens after pitching and Smith just spars at it. The ball zips past the outside edge into the keeper's gloves.

84.5 4

FOUR! Short ball but just not short enough to trouble the batter. This is outside off and Steven Smith fetches it before muscling it away into the mid-wicket fence.

84.4 0

Pitched a bit further up and around middle and leg, Smith punches it towards mid on.

84.3 1

Short and wide, slapped away towards deep cover for a single.

84.2 0

Good length, around off and this one nips back in sharply. Labuschagne looks to block but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

84.1 4

FOUR! Edged away! Fullish length around the off stump, Marnus Labuschagne just gets squares up a touch but plays at it with soft hands. The ball goes off the outside edge and runs through the slip cordon for a boundary.

Score after 84 overs : 270/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

S Smith

53 (92)

M Labuschagne

137 (249)

J Seales

12-2-54-1

83.6 0

Good length outside off, Steven Smith leaves it alone.

83.5 1

DROPPED! Tagenarine Chanderpaul almost pulls off a brilliant take in the deep on debut. Fraction shorter and well outside off. Marnus Labuschagne sees the width on offer and throws his hands at it. The ball is slashed away towards deep backward point and the man in the deep seems to pick it up a bit late. Chanderpaul does dive in but the ball falls short. A single is also taken.

83.4 0

On a hard length and well outside off, Steven Smith shoulders arms.

83.3 0

Seales looks to go full and wide but just pushes it beyond the tramline outside off. The umpire lets him off the hook though.

83.2 0

Much better now, pitched up around middle and Labuschagne blocks it off the front foot.

83.1 0

Starts off with a gentle-paced delivery, full and well outside off. Labuschagne leaves it alone for the keeper to collect.

Jayden Seales (11-2-53-1) is ready to partner Kemar Roach with the new ball now.

Score after 83 overs : 269/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

S Smith

53 (91)

M Labuschagne

136 (244)

K Roach

16-3-48-0

82.6 0

Pitches it up now around off, Steven Smith drives it firmly towards mid off.

82.5 1

Back of a length and outside off, Labuschagne leans back and taps it through covers for a single.

82.4 0

Roach goes very full and looks to attack the pads. Labuschagne looks to flick it away but gets a leading edge onto the off side.

82.3 0

On a length and pushed wider of the off stump, no shot offered by Labuschagne.

82.2 0

Fullish length around off, Labuschagne defends it out.

82.1 0

Kemar Roach almost produces a wicket straight after taking the new ball. This is full and wide, zipping through. Labuschagne reaches out to drive but the ball beats the bat and there is an appeal for caught behind but the bat clearly hit the ground there.

West Indies have taken the second new ball now! A crucial phase of the game coming up as Kemar Roach (15-3-47-0) is back into the attack.

Score after 82 overs : 268/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

S Smith

53 (90)

M Labuschagne

135 (239)

R Chase

15-2-63-0

81.6 0

Tosses it up on middle, Steven Smith looks to drive it straight but hits it towards mid on and is a bit annoyed with himself.

81.5 0

Around the off stump, kept out by Steven Smith.

81.4 1

Loopy delivery around off stump, this is eased down to long on for a single.

81.3 0

Tossed up full and on middle, Labuschagne defends it out.

81.2 0

Flights it up now around off, Labuschagne punches it out towards cover.

81.1 0

On middle and leg, flicked away onto the on side.

Score after 81 overs : 267/2

Runs Scored

3 Runs

M Labuschagne

134 (235)

S Smith

53 (88)

K Brathwaite

1-0-3-0

80.6 1

On the shorter side and flatter, on off. Marnus Labuschagne goes back and punches it to long off for a single.

80.5 1

A touch shorter and around leg stump, this is played off the back foot towards square leg for a run.

80.4 0

Full and at the stumps, blocked out by Smith.

80.3 0

On the pads again and this is just worked away towards backward square leg.

80.2 0

Around the pads, this is nudged away onto the leg side.

80.1 1

Almost picks up a wicket first ball. Kraigg Brathwaite comes from around the wicket and starts with a round-arm delivery angling across off. Marnus Labuschagne ends up chopping it over first slip for a single.

The second new ball is now available. Kraigg Brathwaite has decided not to take it yet and instead brings himself into the attack.

Score after 80 overs : 264/2

Runs Scored

0 Runs

S Smith

52 (84)

M Labuschagne

132 (233)

R Chase

14-2-62-0

79.6 0

Fires it on middle and bit fuller too. Smith works it to mid-wicket. Good tight over from Chase this!

79.5 0

Tosses this one up and around off. Smith defends it off the front foot quite nicely again.

79.4 0

Chase bowls it fuller on off. Smith with a solid front foot defence.

79.3 0

Chase with a fullish delivery, around off. Smith seems to be just happy to defend at the moment.

79.2 0

Bowls it quicker and flatter on off. Smith with a solid block again.

79.1 0

Chase bowls it a touch shorter and Smith easily defends it off the back foot.

Score after 79 overs : 264/2

Runs Scored

3 Runs

M Labuschagne

132 (233)

S Smith

52 (78)

A Joseph

15-3-46-0

78.6 0

Touch shorter, around off. Marnus Labuschagne punches it towards covers but fails to find the gap.

78.5 0

Joseph tries a short delivery again, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne pulls it well but the fielder at mid-wicket stops it.

78.4 1

Touch shorter and around off. Smith punches it to covers for a single.

78.3 0

A full delivery on off. Smith drives it well but straight to the mid off fielder.

78.2 1

Joseph bangs it short and angles it on middle. Marnus Labuschagne tries to pull it but is hurried by this short delivery and gets a top edge. The ball, however, falls in the vacant mid-wicket region and a single is taken.

78.1 1

Bowls a full delivery on middle. Smith flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Score after 78 overs : 261/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

S Smith

50 (75)

M Labuschagne

131 (230)

R Chase

13-1-62-0

77.6 1

FIFTY FOR STEVEN SMITH! This has been a very fluent knock from the Australian number 4! Chase bowls it fuller and around off. Smith leans foward and drives it to sweeper cover for a single. Smith surely would be looking to convert this into a big one.

77.5 0

This is a bit slower in the air and is pitched on the off stump line. Smith works it towards the leg side.

77.4 1

Touch shorter and on off. Marnus Labuschagne punches it to sweeper cover for a single.

77.3 0

Tossed up, on middle from 'round the wicket. Marnus Labuschagne drives it to mid on.

77.2 1

Touch shorter and quicker on middle. It allows Smith to go deep in his crease as he works it to square leg for a single.

77.1 1

Bowls a full delivery on the pads. Marnus Labuschagne clips it to square leg for a single.

Score after 77 overs : 257/2

Runs Scored

3 Runs

S Smith

48 (72)

M Labuschagne

129 (227)

A Joseph

14-3-43-0

76.6 0

On a length, on off. Smith stays in his crease and calmly defends this one.

76.5 0

Bowls a fullish delivery that shapes back a bit into Smith. On middle and Smith defends it towards right of the bowler.

76.4 1

Angles a length delivery on middle. Marnus Labuschagne clips it to mid-wicket for a single.

76.3 0

Joseph lands it on a length, on off. Marnus Labuschagne with a solid block this time.

76.2 0

Finds the edge but it is well short of the slip fielder! On a good length and around off. Marnus Labuschagne presses forward to defend it. He, however, gets a thick outside edge that falls well short of the widish first slip fielder.

76.1 2

Back of a length and around off. Marnus Labuschagne rides the bounce and punches it through backward point for a couple.

Score after 76 overs : 254/2

Runs Scored

5 Runs

M Labuschagne

126 (223)

S Smith

48 (70)

R Chase

12-1-58-0

75.6 1

Touch shorter and turning into middle and leg. Marnus Labuschagne goes deep in his crease and works it to square leg for a single.

75.5 0

Chase bowls it flatter and quicker on middle. Marnus Labuschagne works it to mid-wicket.

75.4 0

Touch shorter and quicker on off. Marnus Labuschagne punches it to covers. There is good healthy banter going on between Marnus Labuschagne and Joshua Da Silva.

75.3 4

FOUR! Good shot! Tossed up and outside off. Marnus Labuschagne shimmies down the track and actually is beaten by the flight there but ends up still driving it through covers for a lovely boundary.

75.2 0

Pushes it quicker and flatter on middle. Marnus Labuschagne goes deep in his crease and blocks it out.

75.1 0

Turning into leg. Marnus Labuschagne clips it to backward square leg.

Roston Chase is back into the attack.

Score after 75 overs : 249/2

Runs Scored

6 Runs

S Smith

48 (70)

M Labuschagne

121 (217)

A Joseph

13-3-40-0

74.6 0

Just short of good length this time angling into the body and Smith works it to mid-wicket.

74.5 4

FOUR! On the pads and it's a boundary for Smith! On a length and around leg. Smith just tucks it fine as the ball races away towards the fence.

74.5 wd 1

WIDE! Bangs it halfway down the pitch again on middle. Smith ducks under it but the umpire reckons that it is too high and calls it wide. Joseph is not happy though.

74.4 0

This is good stuff from Joseph, they need to try something different here and Joseph is doing exactly that. He bangs it short and on middle. Steven Smith again sways away from the line of the ball.

74.3 0

Joseph with another short delivery, around leg. Smith gets inside the line of the ball and lets it go.

74.2 1

Another bouncer and this time Marnus Labuschagne is in better control of his pull shot as he plays it along the ground to deep square leg for a single.

74.1 0

Bangs it short, around leg. Marnus Labuschagne tries to pull it but does not get any timing on it and ends up playing it to the leg slip fielder.

Score after 74 overs : 243/2

Runs Scored

3 Runs

S Smith

44 (66)

M Labuschagne

120 (215)

J Holder

15-6-27-0

73.6 0

On a length and angling into middle. Smith works it straight to the mid-wicket fielder.

73.5 0

Back of a length, on off. Smith blocks it from his crease.

73.4 3

Shortish delivery and outside off. Marnus Labuschagne cuts it through covers. The ball does not travel all the way to the ropes but Marnus Labuschagne adds another three runs to his total.

73.3 0

Holder serves a fullish delivery on off. Marnus Labuschagne drives it to the cover fielder this time.

73.2 0

On a length, on off. Marnus Labuschagne blocks it out.

73.1 0

A fullish delivery down the leg side. Marnus Labuschagne tries to flick it but misses.

Drinks break. Australia are moving along nicely here. Both the batters are looking very comfortable in the middle and Windies after starting so well in this Test match are looking flat in this session. They need a moment of inspiration from somewhere here otherwise Australia can take this game away from them very quickly. The new ball will be due after 7 overs and that would probably be the last chance for Windies to make an impact. However, if they can get rid of one of these two before the new ball, then they can put more pressure on the Aussies with that new ball. A fascinating final passage of the day coming up...

Score after 73 overs : 240/2

Runs Scored

10 Runs

M Labuschagne

117 (211)

S Smith

44 (64)

A Joseph

12-3-34-0

72.6 1

Shortish delivery, around leg. Marnus Labuschagne pullls it to deep backward square leg for a single.

72.5 6

SIX! This time all the way for a maximum! First of this Test match! Joseph continues to bowl it short, around leg. Marnus Labuschagne gets inside the line of the ball and hooks it over fine leg for a maximum.

72.4 0

Bangs it short and down the leg side. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it.

72.3 b 1

Bowls it way too short again as Smith sees it going over his head. Joshua Da Silva fails to stop it completely but gets a glove on it. The ball rolls behind him and a bye is taken.

72.2 1

Bangs it short and around leg again from 'round the wicket. Marnus Labuschagne pulls it towards fine leg for a single.

72.1 0

Shortish delivery and angling into body. Marnus Labuschagne pulls it backward square leg.

72.1 wd 1

WIDE! Starts off with a very short delivery. Way too high and Marnus Labuschagne makes room only to leave it alone. The keeper collects it and the umpires calls it wide.

Alzarri Joseph is back into the attack now. 11 overs for 25 runs so far with 3 maidens to go with it.

Score after 72 overs : 230/2

Runs Scored

3 Runs

S Smith

44 (63)

M Labuschagne

109 (206)

J Holder

14-6-24-0

71.6 0

Just short of good length and outside off. Smith leaves it in his own unusual way.

71.5 0

Serves it on a length, on off. Smith with a solid block from his crease again.

71.4 0

Pulls his length back a bit, on off. Smith blocks it from his crease.

71.3 3

Nicely driven! A fullish delivery, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne drives it through covers as the fielder chases it. They take three easily.

71.2 0

Fails to find the gap! Bowls it full and on middle. Marnus Labuschagne flicks it along the ground to mid-wicket.

71.1 0

On a good length and around off at 126.5 kph. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it.

Score after 71 overs : 227/2

Runs Scored

3 Runs

S Smith

44 (60)

M Labuschagne

106 (203)

R Chase

11-1-53-0

70.6 0

Shortens his length and the ball turns slowly into Smith. He waits for it and then works it to mid-wicket again. Things are going quite swiftly for Aussies now.

70.5 0

Chase goes full again on middle. Smith clips it to mid-wicket.

70.4 0

Touch shorter and quicker on middle. Smith blocks it off the back foot.

70.3 2

Bowls it fuller and on middle. Smith turns it to deep square leg for a couple this time.

70.2 0

Tad short and turning into middle. Smith works it to mid-wicket and Marnus Labuschagne wants a single but is rightly sent back by Smith.

70.1 1

Tossed up, on off. Marnus Labuschagne shimmies down the track and knocks it down to long on for a single.

Score after 70 overs : 224/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

S Smith

42 (55)

M Labuschagne

105 (202)

J Holder

13-6-21-0

69.6 0

Fuller one around off and just shaping away a touch. Smith defends it back to the bowler.

69.5 0

Back of a length and outside off, Smith goes on the back foot and punches it out towards cover-point.

69.4 0

Slightly fuller but well wide of the off stump, left alone by Steven Smith.

69.3 1

A length ball, drifted onto the pads, Labuschagne works it away through backward square leg for a single.

69.2 0

Goes a bit wider of the crease and looks to angle it in from outside off. Labuschagne stays solid in defense.

69.1 0

On a fuller length and around off, Labuschagne blocks it towards mid on.

Score after 69 overs : 223/2

Runs Scored

8 Runs

S Smith

42 (52)

M Labuschagne

104 (199)

R Chase

10-1-50-0

68.6 0

On middle and leg, flicked away towards mid-wicket.

68.5 4

FOUR! A second boundary in the over and Australia are piling on the misery here. Tossed-up delivery well outside off, Steven Smith drives it square of the wicket this time and gets it into the cover boundary.

68.4 0

Bowls it a touch shorter and at the stumps, Smith rocks back to keep it out.

68.3 0

Nicely flighted, on a fullish length and drifted in from outside off. Smith presses forward to defend.

68.2 0

Pulls back the length a touch and Smith just blocks it out.

68.1 4

FOUR! A juicy half-volley to start with. Steven Smith leans on and drives it gloriously through the small gap between short extra cover and mid off to find the fence.

Roston Chase is back on. He has bowled 9 overs so far without making much of an impact.

Score after 68 overs : 215/2

Runs Scored

0 Runs

M Labuschagne

104 (199)

S Smith

34 (46)

J Holder

12-6-20-0

67.6 0

A tidy over from Holder as he bowls a maiden. This is a bit fuller and around off, the ball angles in after pitching but Labuschagne makes yet another assured leave.

67.5 0

Pitched up again, around the off stump and angling in. Marnus Labuschagne lets this one through to the keeper.

67.4 0

Full again but angling down the leg side as Labuschagne misses the flick.

67.3 0

Pitched up a bit in that channel around off and Labuschagne makes a watchful leave.

67.2 0

Full and wide, a bit too wide though to make the batter play at it.

67.1 0

Holder pitches this one up on middle and off as Labuschagne gets a leading edge towards cover-point.

Score after 67 overs : 215/2

Runs Scored

12 Runs

M Labuschagne

104 (193)

S Smith

34 (46)

J Seales

11-2-53-1

66.6 1

Short of a length and around off, this is pulled through wide mid on for a single.

66.5 4

FOUR! Take a bow, Marnus Labuschagne! An eighth Test match century for him and he has made it look really easy so far. This is a wide half-tracker, Labuschagne reaches out and slaps it in front of the square on the off side. The ball trickles away into the fence and Labuschagne will now be eyeing a big one here.

66.4 0

Fullish length from Seales outside off, Labuschagne watchfully leaves it alone.

66.3 1

Fraction shorter and around off, Smith just jabs it through mid-wicket for one.

66.2 2

Full and on the pads, this is wristed away well in front of mid-wicket for a couple more.

66.1 4

FOUR! Unlucky for the bowler. Good length, angling in from around off and straightening off the deck. Steven Smith gets squared up but plays at it with soft hands. The ball takes the outside edge and goes through the slip cordon into the third man fence.

Score after 66 overs : 203/2

Runs Scored

6 Runs

M Labuschagne

99 (190)

S Smith

27 (43)

J Holder

11-5-20-0

65.6 0

Fullish length, well outside off and left alone by Labuschagne.

65.5 0

Good length on leg stump, Labuschagne dabs it down on the leg side.

65.4 3

It is just too easy at the moment for these two and the 50-run stand is also brought up. Overpitched and outside off, Steven Smith drives it square of the wicket and picks up an easy three.

65.3 0

Around the top of off, solidly blocked out by Smith.

65.2 2

Short again and at the body, Steven Smith pulls it away behind the man at square leg and picks up a brace. The 200 comes up for Australia as well.

65.1 1

Short and down the leg side, Marnus Labuschagne pulls it hard and down to fine leg for only a single.

Score after 65 overs : 197/2

Runs Scored

8 Runs

M Labuschagne

98 (187)

S Smith

22 (40)

J Seales

10-2-41-1

64.6 1

Short and at the body, a controlled pull shot by Labuschagne towards deep mid-wicket for a single. He moves on to 98 now.

64.5 0

Sweetly timed but finds the fielder! Full and around off, Marnus Labuschagne middles the cover drive but hits it straight to the man at short cover.

64.4 1

A length ball around middle, this is just nudged away onto the leg side for a single.

64.3 3

Excellent running and the runs are flowing thickly for the Aussies here. Back of a length and outside off, Labuschagne taps it wide of the man at point for a couple of runs. They look for the third and almost run into each other before completing it.

64.2 0

Good length, angled into middle and kept out by Labuschagne.

64.1 3

Seales starts the new spell with a half-volley around off, Steven Smith drives it through extra cover and the fielder from inside the ring has to give it a long chase. The batters come back for the third with utmost ease.

Jayden Seales (9-2-33-1) is back into the attack.

Score after 64 overs : 189/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Labuschagne

94 (183)

S Smith

18 (38)

J Holder

10-5-14-0

63.6 0

Holder pulls back the length and tightens the line around off, Labuschagne leaves it alone.

63.5 4

FOUR! Threading the needle! Pitched up outside off, Marnus Labuschagne drives it on the up and pierces the small gap between extra cover and mid off to collect a boundary.

63.4 0

Good length over middle, Labuschagne stays in his crease and pushes it out towards mid on.

63.3 0

Around the top of off, Labuschagne makes yet another leave.

63.2 0

This is around off stump, Labuschagne lets it through to the keeper.

63.1 0

Uppish but safe! Pitched up outside off, Labuschagne leans forward and looks to punch but does so a bit uppishly. The ball though lands well in front of the man at short cover.

Score after 63 overs : 185/2

Runs Scored

6 Runs

S Smith

18 (38)

M Labuschagne

90 (177)

K Mayers

10-2-23-1

62.6 0

Good length outside off, Smith keeps it out on the off side.

62.5 2

Full again but just a bit too straight, Steven Smith clips it away through mid-wicket and picks up a couple of runs.

62.4 0

Around the off pole, Smith solidly defends it towards cover-point.

62.3 0

Fullish length, curving in from outside off, Smith leans forward to make the block.

62.2 0

Back of a length and well outside off, Smith looks to step out and pull but changes his mind and leaves it alone.

62.1 4

FOUR! Easily done! Full and on the pads, Steven Smith flicks it well in front of mid-wicket and times it well enough to pick up a boundary.

Score after 62 overs : 179/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Labuschagne

90 (177)

S Smith

12 (32)

J Holder

9-5-10-0

61.6 0

Good length around off, Labuschagne stays back and nudges it down onto the leg side.

61.5 0

Good delivery! A touch fuller and angling in from around off. The ball straightens after pitching as Labuschagne makes yet another assured leave.

61.4 0

Fuller delivery outside off and this one leaves the batter after pitching. Labuschagne leaves it alone.

61.3 0

Nagging length, angling it into middle and leg, Labuschagne hangs back and keeps it out on the leg side.

61.2 4

FOUR! Overpitched and punished! This is outside off and Marnus Labuschagne is quick to pounce on it. Labuschagne drives it through the big gap around extra cover and picks up a boundary. He is into the 90s now.

61.1 0

Starts the new spell with a fuller delivery, angled in at the toes. Labuschagne blocks it back to the bowler.

Jason Holder (8-5-6-0) is back into the attack now.

Score after 61 overs : 175/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Labuschagne

86 (171)

S Smith

12 (32)

K Mayers

9-2-17-1

60.6 1

Full again and angling onto the pads, Marnus Labuschagne wrists it away through backward square leg for a run.

60.5 0

Fuller in length and outside off, no shot offered by Labuschagne.

60.4 0

Pitched up around off, Labuschagne punches it right back at the bowler who does well to stop it.

60.3 3

Good running once again. This is very full and outside off, Steven Smith opens the face of the blade and punches it through the cover region for three runs.

60.2 0

On a length and angling it into the off stump. Smith blocks it out from his crease.

60.1 0

This is a bit fuller and well outside the off stump. Steven Smith leaves it alone for the keeper to collect.

Score after 60 overs : 171/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

M Labuschagne

85 (168)

S Smith

9 (29)

K Roach

15-3-47-0

59.6 0

A length ball now, a touch outside off and Labuschagne leaves it alone.

59.5 1

Full and at the stumps, driven firmly towards mid on for a single.

59.4 0

BEATEN! Kemar Roach angles it into the off stump from wide of the crease and the ball straightens beautifully after pitching. Steven Smith looks to punch it straight but is beaten past the outside edge.

59.3 0

Keeps it on a fuller length and taught around the off pole. Steven Smith goes back and across before making the leave.

59.2 0

Fullish delivery around off, Smith leaves it alone and the ball just nips away late before going into the keeper's mitts.

59.1 0

Back of a length, over middle and leg, Smith keeps it down on the pitch.

Score after 59 overs : 170/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Labuschagne

85 (167)

S Smith

8 (24)

K Mayers

8-2-13-1

58.6 0

Fuller and in that channel around off, Labuschagne leaves it alone.

58.5 4

They run four! Full and wide, driven square of the wicket by Marnus Labuschagne and Alzarri Joseph gives it a chase from inside the ring. Joseph does eventually get there but the throw is a weak one which allows the batters to cross over for the fourth run.

58.4 0

Goes a bit wider of the crease and angles it in from outside off. Labuschagne shoulders arms at it.

58.3 0

Fullish delivery outside off, Labuschagne doesn't bother playing at it.

58.2 0

Mayers tightens the line around off stump and keeps it full. Labuschagne makes an assured leave.

58.1 0

Gentle-paced delivery, at around 117 clicks and full and wide outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it through to the keeper.

So, West Indies continuing with the same bowling pair that was operating before Tea. Kyle Mayers is ready to start from the other end. Here we go...

Score after 58 overs : 166/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

S Smith

8 (24)

M Labuschagne

81 (161)

K Roach

14-3-46-0

57.6 0

Full and outside off, Smith looks to drive at it but then makes a classic 'Steven Smith' leave.

57.5 0

Back of a length, on the fifth stump line, Steven Smith looks to punch off the back foot but mistimes it badly.

57.4 0

Good length around middle and leg, this is nudged away towards mid-wicket.

57.3 0

A touch fuller now, nipping in from around the off stump. Smith looks to tuck but misses and gets hit high on the pads.

57.2 0

Good length around off, Smith blocks it out onto the off side.

57.1 4

FOUR! Whacked away! Kemar Roach starts the new session with a loosener. This is short and over leg stump, Steven Smith pulls it with disdain and over the jumping man at mid-wicket for a boundary.

We are back for the final session of Day 1! The Windies players are out there on the field. Steven Smith and Marnus Labuschagne also stride out now to resume their innings. Kemar Roach to start with the ball. Here we go...
… DAY 1, SESSION 3 …
West Indies will be a bit disappointed with the fact that they could only pick up the solo wicket in this session. This is mainly due to the lack of energy they brought onto the field right after the Lunch break and conceded runs at an alarming rate. The spin of Roston Chase proved ineffective until the second half of the session but he couldn't trouble the batters much. An inspired change then to bring back Kyle Mayers into the attack worked like a charm as he dismissed Usman Khawaja. But that was it and they failed to pick up another wicket before the interval. The visitors need wickets in the final session to end Day 1 on a high. Will they be able to trouble the Australian middle-order? Find out as the final session isn't far away.
Marnus Labuschagne and Usman Khawaja carried on the good work and improved upon the foundation laid in the opening session. The two batters were able to pick up boundaries at regular intervals and rotate strike in the first hour of the second session. Both got to their fifties and looked good but there came a time when Marnus Labuschagne was troubled a bit and the Khawaja was sent packing. The 142-run stand between those two has put Australia in command here and they will look to score more runs in the final session.
Session Summary - 28 overs, 90 runs and 1 wicket. Yet another riveting session of Test cricket has flown by and at this point Australia would be the happier of the two sides but West Indies do have a bit of momentum going into the Tea interval.

Score after 57 overs : 162/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

M Labuschagne

81 (161)

S Smith

4 (18)

K Mayers

7-2-9-1

56.6 0

Lands a good-length delivery, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne watches it till the end and decides to leave this alone. That will be Tea on Day1! Australia are 162 for 2.

56.5 1

Touch short and on middle. Smith works it behind square on the leg side for a single.

56.4 0

Nice shape into Smith this time. On a length and on off. Smith gets across and defends it towards the leg side.

56.3 0

A fullish delivery, on off. Smith drives it to covers.

56.2 0

A length delivery on off. Smith defends it solidly here. Need to be fuller to create more chances.

56.1 0

Shortish delivery on off. Smith rides the bounce and blocks it out.

Score after 56 overs : 161/2

Runs Scored

3 Runs

M Labuschagne

81 (160)

S Smith

3 (13)

K Roach

13-3-42-0

55.6 0

Angles a length delivery on middle. Marnus Labuschagne gets inside the line of the ball and defends it towards the mid-wicket region.

55.5 0

Serves it on a length, on off. Marnus Labuschagne fends it from his crease.

55.4 2

Bangs it short on off. The ball hurries Marnus Labuschagne a bit as he gets a top edge on his pull. The ball goes in the air and over square leg as the batters take two.

55.3 0

Back of a length, on off. Marnus Labuschagne blocks it out. Roach needs to be tad fuller here.

55.2 1

Angles a a length-delivery on middle. Smith works it to fine leg for a single.

55.1 0

Roach with a good-length delivery, outside off. Smith leaves it.

Score after 55 overs : 158/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

M Labuschagne

79 (156)

S Smith

2 (11)

K Mayers

6-2-8-1

54.6 0

Just short of good length again, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne shuffles across and defends it towards the leg side.

54.5 lb 1

Back of a length, on middle. Smith tries to work it towards the leg side but misses. The ball hits him high on the pads and rolls towards the leg side. A leg bye is taken.

54.4 0

Bowls it in that channel outside off again. Gets some swing into the batter again as Smith is happy to not touch it.

54.3 0

On a length, on off. Smith defends it from his crease this time.

54.2 0

Serves it on a good length and around off. The ball swings into Smith but he decides to let it go.

54.1 0

Back of a length and outside off. Smith leaves it.

Score after 54 overs : 157/2

Runs Scored

5 Runs

M Labuschagne

79 (155)

S Smith

2 (6)

K Roach

12-3-39-0

53.6 0

Absolute jaffa to end the over! Angles it on a good length, around off. Marnus Labuschagne tries to defend it but the ball just straightens a bit after pitching and beats Marnus Labuschagne's blade yet again. Brilliant stuff!

53.5 0

Fraction short and outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.

53.4 0

Another lovely delivery! Pitches it on a good length, around off. The ball seams away after pitching and beats the outside edge of Marnus Labuschagne's blade as he tries to defend it.

53.3 4

FOUR! Suddenly things are happening here for the Windies!  This is a fullish delivery, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne tries to drive it but gets a thick outside edge. The ball flies to the right and just over Holder at third slip as he tries to catch it. The ball runs away towards the third man fence.

53.2 1

A fullish delivery, on off. Smith drives it off the outside half of his blade this time and takes a single as the ball goes towards covers.

53.1 0

Serves it on a good length and outside off. Smith watches it till the end and lets it go.

Score after 53 overs : 152/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

M Labuschagne

75 (151)

S Smith

1 (4)

K Mayers

5-1-8-1

52.6 0

On a length and just around off. Marnus Labuschagne blocks it out.

52.5 1

Goes fuller and on middle as the ball shapes back in again. Smith tries to push it but the ball goes off the inside half of his blade to fine leg for a single. He is off the mark!

52.4 0

On a length and there is that shape again into the batter as Smith blocks it out.

52.3 0

Pulls his length back a bit and on middle. Smith works it to mid-wicket.

52.2 0

On a length and on middle. Smith defends it towards the leg side.

Steven Smith walks out to bat at number 4.
52.1 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Kyle Mayers gets back into the attack and strikes straightaway! A big wicket here of Usman Khawaja and the partnership is finally broken. This man Mayers has the knack of picking up big wickets and he has done it yet again here. Serves a beautiful good-length delivery, around off. Mayers gets good shape away from the batter and the ball catches the outside edge of Usman Khawaja's blade as he tries to defend it. Joshua Da Silva takes an easy regulation catch and that is exactly what Windies needed to lift their spirits up.

Kyle Mayers (4-1-7-0) is back into the attack.

Score after 52 overs : 151/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

M Labuschagne

75 (150)

U Khawaja

65 (148)

A Joseph

11-3-25-0

51.6 0

Back of a length, on off. Marnus Labuschagne rides the bounce nicely to defend it solidly.

51.5 0

Bangs it short and around leg. Marnus Labuschagne tries to pull it but missess. However, Windies players were a bit excited there and maybe they heard some noise but Kraigg Brathwaite decides against taking a review.

51.4 0

Joseph goes fuller on off. Marnus Labuschagne drives it firmly off the middle of his blade but straight to mid off.

51.3 0

Takes his length a bit fuller this time. Around off but Marnus Labuschagne has no problem in leaving it again.

51.2 0

On the shorter side again, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.

51.1 0

Josepth bowls it touch short, on off. Marnus Labuschagne rides the bounce and blocks it out.

Score after 51 overs : 151/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

U Khawaja

65 (148)

M Labuschagne

75 (144)

R Chase

9-1-42-0

50.6 0

Fires a full delivery again on off. Usman Khawaja gets his bat down in time.

50.5 0

An arm ball now, on off. Quicker and Usman Khawaja blocks it from his crease.

50.4 0

Tossed up, around off. Usman Khawaja pushes it to covers.

50.3 0

Pitched outside off and turns away. Usman Khawaja sets up to cut it but then decides against it.

50.2 4

FOUR! 150 up for Australia! Shortish delivery on off. Usman Khawaja rocks back and pulls it firmly through mid-wicket for a boundary.

50.1 0

Bowls it a touch short, on off. Usman Khawaja goes back and blocks it.

Score after 50 overs : 147/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Labuschagne

75 (144)

U Khawaja

61 (142)

A Joseph

10-2-25-0

49.6 0

Full and outside off, at 142.3 KPH and this one just zips through. Marnus Labuschagne lets it through to the keeper.

49.5 0

Good length, nipping back in a bit from outside off. Labuschagne makes an easy leave.

49.4 1

Back of a length, around leg stump and at 140 clicks. Khawaja works it away off his hips towards square leg for a single.

49.3 0

A good bouncer, around the off pole and shooting up nicely off the deck. Khawaja is able to duck under this one as well.

49.2 0

Banged in short and over leg stump at around 139 clicks, Usman Khawaja ducks under it.

49.1 3

Short of a length and around off, Marnus Labuschagne gets on top of the bounce and pulls it well in front of the square on the leg side. The fielder from mid-wicket gives it a long chase and keeps it down to three runs.

Score after 49 overs : 143/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

U Khawaja

60 (139)

M Labuschagne

72 (141)

R Chase

8-1-38-0

48.6 0

Drifted onto the off pole from around the stumps but Khawaja stays solid in defense.

48.5 1

Excellent running! Tossed up again, Labuschagne steps out and drives it towards mid off for a quick single.

48.4 1

Tossed up around off, Khawaja drives it with the turn and through extra cover for a single.

48.3 0

Floated up on off stump, Usman Khawaja defends it back to the bowler.

48.2 0

A bit of turn! Nicely flighted around off stump, Khawaja looks to defend off the front foot but the ball grips and turns away, beating the outside edge.

48.1 2

Drops it a bit short and outside off, Usman Khawaja rocks back and cuts it towards deep point for a couple of runs.

Score after 48 overs : 139/1

Runs Scored

2 Runs

M Labuschagne

71 (140)

U Khawaja

57 (134)

A Joseph

9-2-21-0

47.6 0

Back of a length and outside off, left alone by Labuschagne.

47.5 0

A sharp bumper now, at a good height and over the stumps. Marnus Labuschagne is able to duck under it with ease.

47.4 1

Shorter and around the hips, pulled away behind square on the leg side for a single.

47.3 0

Good bouncer, over middle and at 135 clicks. Usman Khawaja does well to duck under it.

47.2 0

An attempted short ball well down leg and left alone for the keeper to collect.

47.1 1

Starts the new spell with a half-volley on leg stump. Marnus Labuschagne flicks it straight into the pads of the man at short leg and picks up a single off the fumble.

Alzarri Joseph (8-2-19-0) is back into the attack. Can he provide the breakthrough here?

Score after 47 overs : 137/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

U Khawaja

56 (131)

M Labuschagne

70 (137)

R Chase

7-1-34-0

46.6 0

A maiden! Nicely flighted, on off stump and Usman Khawaja prods forward to defend.

46.5 0

Tossed up well outside off and Khawaja lets it go.

46.4 0

And again! A bit closer to the off pole this time and quicker too. Usman Khawaja cuts it off the back foot towards point.

46.3 0

Just a tad shorter and around off, this is cut away straight to the man at point.

46.2 0

Flighted, full and on middle and leg, Khwaja leans forward and flicks it towards short mid-wicket.

46.1 0

Just a touch quicker and fuller, drifted onto middle, Khawaja defends it off the front foot.

Score after 46 overs : 137/1

Runs Scored

3 Runs

M Labuschagne

70 (137)

U Khawaja

56 (125)

J Seales

9-2-33-1

45.6 0

Firmly struck but straight to the fielder. This is a half-volley outside off, Labuschagne drives it along the ground but finds the man at extra cover.

45.5 0

Good length around off, Marnus Labuschagne defends it back onto the pitch.

45.4 3

Not off the middle of the bat but good enough to pick up three. This is full and wide, Usman Khawaja drives it on the up and through extra cover for an easy three.

45.3 0

Full and around off, Khawaja shoulders arms at it.

45.2 0

Pitched a bit further up and on off stump, Usman Khawaja gets back in his crease to defend it out.

45.1 0

Fullish length around off, holding its line, Khawaja leaves it alone.

Score after 45 overs : 134/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

U Khawaja

53 (121)

M Labuschagne

70 (135)

R Chase

6-0-34-0

44.6 1

A slight fumble and the batters are able to scamper through. Shorter again and outside off, Usman Khawaja rocks back and cuts it hard towards point where the fielder misfields and allows the single.

44.5 0

On the shorter side and outside off, cut away off the back foot but straight to point.

44.4 1

A bit slower and angling it across the right-hander, Labuschagne shuffles a bit and works it 'round the corner for one more.

44.3 1

Nicely flighted, full and outside off. Usman Khawaja reaches out and drives it towards deep extra cover for an easy single.

44.2 1

Around middle and leg, this is eased away through wide mid on for a single.

44.1 0

Slows it up now and bowls it on a length around the pads. This is nudged away towards backward square leg.

Roston Chase continues. There has not been a lot of turn for him so far but he needs to at least keep it tight here.

Score after 44 overs : 130/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

U Khawaja

51 (118)

M Labuschagne

68 (132)

J Seales

8-2-30-1

43.6 0

Pitched a bit further up and around off, Khawaja looks to cut but pulls out of the shot as the ball is just a bit too full to cut.

43.5 0

Seales hits the length hard and keeps it around off. There is a bit of an extra bounce but Khawaja keeps it down on the off side.

43.4 0

A length ball, in the channel around off and just angling across. Usman Khawaja shoulders arms.

43.3 0

Around the top of off, Khawaja defends it out on the off side off the back foot.

43.2 0

Just a fraction shorter and over middle and leg. Usman Khawaja hops and keeps it down on the leg side.

43.1 0

Back of a length and around off, Usman Khawaja gets behind the line of the ball to make the block.

Drinks break! The first hour of the second session has flown by on Day 1 and it is Australia who have been able to consolidate with the bat. Both Marnus Labuschagne and Usman Khawaja have surpassed the individual 50-run mark and have remained largely untroubled. Just a couple of overs back, Jayden Seales did bother Labuschagne a bit and he looks to be the one most likely to get the breakthrough for the Windies. Will the visitors be able to pick up a couple of wickets before Tea and get back in the game? We'll find out soon.

Score after 43 overs : 130/1

Runs Scored

7 Runs

U Khawaja

51 (112)

M Labuschagne

68 (132)

R Chase

5-0-30-0

42.6 1

Full and on off stump, knocked down to long off for one more.

42.5 1

Around middle and leg, this is driven through wide mid on. Labuschagne looks for two but will only get a single.

42.4 0

Tossed up around off, Labuschagne comes forward and pushes it towards mid off.

42.3 1

FIFTY for Usman Khawaja, his brilliant run in 2022 continues with another solid knock. Flatter one around off, Khawaja rocks back and caresses it through cover for a single.

42.2 4

FOUR! Nicely done! This is quicker and very full around off. Usman Khawaja plays it late and just opens the face of the bat to get it into the third man fence.

42.1 0

Nicely drifted onto middle, Khawaja watchfully eases it out on the off side.

Roston Chase (4-0-23-0) is back on.

Score after 42 overs : 123/1

Runs Scored

11 Runs

M Labuschagne

67 (130)

U Khawaja

45 (108)

J Seales

7-1-30-1

41.6 0

Pitches it up now around the fifth stump line and this one is let through for the keeper to collect.

41.5 0

On a hard length and outside off, Labuschagne leaves it alone.

41.4 4

EDGY FOUR! Jayden Seales cannot believe it as Labuschagne gets a slice of luck once again. Good length, on a tight line around off stump. Labuschagne pushes at it and gets an outside edge that goes in between first and third slip for a boundary.

41.3 4

FOUR! Awkward one for Labuschagne but he gets lucky there. This is banged in short at a good height and over middle. Labuschagne is caught in two minds there and just ends up getting his bat up. The ball flies off the top edge and into the fine leg fence.

41.2 0

Fuller in length and wide of the off stump, left alone for the keeper to collect.

41.1 3

This is full and outside off, Usman Khawaja plants the front foot forward and drives it through extra cover. The fielder gives chase and the batters come back for the third with ease.

Score after 41 overs : 112/1

Runs Scored

2 Runs

M Labuschagne

59 (125)

U Khawaja

42 (107)

J Holder

8-5-6-0

40.6 0

A gentle-paced delivery, full and angling down leg, Marnus Labuschagne looks to flick but misses.

40.5 1

In the air but lands safely! Short of a length around off and hurrying onto the batter. Usman Khawaja looks to take it on but gets it off the top edge. The ball goes up around the vacant mid-wicket region and the batters are able to pick up a single.

40.4 0

Good length, around the off pole, left alone for the keeper to collect.

40.4 nb 1

Pitched up a bit, close to the off pole and just holding its line. Usman Khawaja makes a very assured leave. A no ball has been called as Jason Holder has overstepped.

40.3 0

Length ball, pushed well outside off and angling across yet again, No shot is offered by Khawaja.

40.2 0

Full again, angling it across the left-hander. Khawaja watchfully leaves it alone.

40.1 0

Fullish delivery around middle and off, Usman Khawaja solidly defends it out.

Score after 40 overs : 110/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Labuschagne

59 (124)

U Khawaja

41 (101)

J Seales

6-1-19-1

39.6 0

Bowls it on a length and outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone. Good over from Seales here.

39.5 0

Pulls his length back slightly and outside off. Marnus Labuschagne makes a good leave.

39.4 2

100-run stand comes up between these two! Seales goes fuller and on middle. Marnus Labuschagne clips it through mid-wicket for a couple. This partnership is looking dangerous for West Indies now.

39.3 0

On the shorter side, on off. Marnus Labuschagne rides the bounce and blocks it out.

39.2 2

On a length, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne clips it through the backward square leg region for a couple.

39.1 0

A peach of a delivery to start a new spell from Seales! Lands it on a good length and around off. The ball straightens after pitching and beats the outside edge of Marnus Labuschagne front foot defence.

Jayden Seales (5-1-15-1) is brought back into the attack.

Score after 39 overs : 106/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

U Khawaja

41 (101)

M Labuschagne

55 (118)

J Holder

7-5-4-0

38.6 0

Another maiden for Holder. He lands it on a good length and angles it across the batter as Usman Khawaja lets it go again.

38.5 0

Touch shorter and on off. Usman Khawaja defends it solidly from his crease.

38.4 0

A very harmless delivery as it is on a length and way outside off. Usman Khawaja leaves it alone.

38.3 0

Nice calm leave again! A fullish delivery, around off. Usman Khawaja just keeps his eye on the ball and lets it go.

38.2 0

Fraction short and around off. Usman Khawaja leaves it alone.

38.1 0

On a length, on off. Usman Khawaja blocks it out.

Score after 38 overs : 106/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Labuschagne

55 (118)

U Khawaja

41 (95)

K Roach

11-3-34-0

37.6 4

FOUR! Nicely played! Serves a fullish delivery on middle. Marnus Labuschagne flicks it through square leg for a boundary. Very good shot!

37.5 0

On a length and and on off. Marnus Labuschagne tries to clip it towards the leg side but ends up getting a leading edge towards covers.

37.4 0

Shortish delivery, around off. The ball zips off the surface as Marnus Labuschagne gets an inside edge this time as he tries to punch it. The ball goes just past the stumps.

37.3 0

Pulls his length back slightly, around off. Marnus Labuschagne stays in his crease and lets it go.

37.2 0

A fullish delivery, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne makes a good leave.

37.1 0

Touch shorter and around off. Marnus Labuschagne punches it to covers as he rides the bounce nicely.

Score after 37 overs : 102/1

Runs Scored

3 Runs

U Khawaja

41 (95)

M Labuschagne

51 (112)

J Holder

6-4-4-0

36.6 0

Just short of good length and on around off now. Usman Khawaja blocks it out.

36.5 0

On a length, angling into middle from 'round the wicket. Usman Khawaja defends it towards mid on.

36.4 0

Holder serves it on a length again. A pretty harmless delivery as it is outside off and Usman Khawaja leaves it.

36.3 0

On a length and outside off. Usman Khawaja leaves it alone.

36.2 3

14th Test match half-century for Marnus Labuschagne! This man just continues to grow from strength to strength. He has shown tremendous ability to adjust his game according to the conditions and has come out with flying colours more often than not. This is full and on middle. Marnus Labuschagne clips it through mid-wicket and takes three.

36.1 0

Goes full and on middle. Marnus Labuschagne clips it to short mid-wicket where Tagenarine Chanderpaul on debut makes a good diving stop.

Score after 36 overs : 99/1

Runs Scored

7 Runs

U Khawaja

41 (91)

M Labuschagne

48 (110)

K Roach

10-3-30-0

35.6 0

Goes fuller and around off/ Usman Khawaja drives it to cover-point.

35.5 0

Roach comes up with this superb deliveries every now and then but the wicket still eludes him. On a good length and around off. The ball straightens after pitching and beats the outside edge of Usman Khawaja's blade as he tries to defend it.

35.4 1

On a length, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne clips it to square leg for a single.

35.3 4

FOUR! Oh, there is a leg slip for that very shot but it it goes right of that fielder. A length delivery on the pads. Marnus Labuschagne clips it right of the leg slip fielder for a boundary.

35.2 0

On a length, on off at 133 kph. Marnus Labuschagne defends it calmly towards the leg side.

35.1 2

Tad shorter and on middle. Marnus Labuschagne clips it through square leg for a couple.

Score after 35 overs : 92/1

Runs Scored

1 Runs

U Khawaja

41 (89)

M Labuschagne

41 (106)

A Joseph

8-2-19-0

34.6 0

Ends the over with another short delivery, this time to Usman Khawaja. On middle and leg and Usman Khawaja too just ducks under it without much fuss.

34.5 1

Shortish length again, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne just tucks it towards the leg side and takes a quick single this time.

34.4 0

Joseph bowls another bouncer on middle. Marnus Labuschagne is happy to just duck under it.

34.3 0

Back of a length, on off. Marnus Labuschagne fends it from his crease.

34.2 0

This one seams away off the deck! Short and outside off. Marnus Labuschagne sets up initially to cut it but then leaves it alone as he ball goes further away.

34.1 0

An effort ball from Joseph! Bangs it short angling into middle. Marnus Labuschagne ducks under it.

Score after 34 overs : 91/1

Runs Scored

5 Runs

U Khawaja

41 (88)

M Labuschagne

40 (101)

K Roach

9-3-23-0

33.6 0

Fullish length, around off. Usman Khawaja drives it to covers this time.

33.5 0

On a length, on off. Usman Khawaja blocks it from his crease.

33.4 4

FOUR! Usman Khawaja picks the length quickly and pulls it quite nicely here. Roach bowls it short and on off. Usman Khawaja gets into his position quickly and pulls it through square leg for a boundary.

33.3 1

On a length, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne turns it towards the leg side for a single.

33.2 0

Nicely bowled but nicely played too! Just short of good length and outside off. The ball straightens after pitching and bounces nicely as well and Marnus Labuschagne keeps his bat inside the line of the ball.

33.1 0

Back of a length and outside off. Marnus Labuschagne has been very patient today and shows it yet again here as he leaves it alone.

Score after 33 overs : 86/1

Runs Scored

7 Runs

M Labuschagne

39 (98)

U Khawaja

37 (85)

A Joseph

7-2-18-0

32.6 1

Lands it on a length, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne clips it to mid-wicket for a single.

32.5 4

FOUR! Beautifully timed! Alzarri Joseph bowls it full again on middle. Marnus Labuschagne pushes it gently off the middle of his blade and the ball runs through the mid on region for a boundary.

32.4 1

Bowls it very full on off this time. Usman Khawaja gets his bat down in time and takes a single as the ball rolls towards square off the wicket on the off side.

32.3 1

Back of a length, on middle at 137.5 kph. Marnus Labuschagne fends it towards mid on and takes a quick single. Joseph needs to be a bit fuller here.

32.2 0

Short and outside off. Marnus Labuschagne cuts it hard towards the point fielder.

32.1 0

Back of a length, on off. Marnus Labuschagne defends it onto the turf as he rides the bounce nicely.

Score after 32 overs : 79/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

U Khawaja

36 (84)

M Labuschagne

33 (93)

K Roach

8-3-18-0

31.6 0

Serves it on a good length and outside off. Usman Khawaja makes a good leave.

31.5 0

On the shorter side and on middle. Usman Khawaja blocks it out.

31.4 0

Hits that hard length again, on off. Usman Khawaja fends it towards the off side as he takes a decent stride forward.

31.3 0

On a length, on off. Usman Khawaja plays it with a straight blade towards the off side.

31.2 0

Just short of good length and around off. Bit of extra bounce as well on this delivery and Usman Khawaja defends it well as he takes his one hand off the blade.

31.1 0

Back of a length and angling into the ribs of Usman Khawaja. He clips it towards the leg side.

Score after 31 overs : 79/1

Runs Scored

6 Runs

M Labuschagne

33 (93)

U Khawaja

36 (78)

A Joseph

6-2-11-0

30.6 2

Goes fuller and around off. Marnus Labuschagne leanes forward and drives it through covers for a couple.

30.5 0

Back of a length, on off. Marnus Labuschagne blocks it solidly from his crease.

30.4 4

FOUR! That has caught everyone by surprise but Marnus Labuschagne will take it! A full toss, on off. Marnus Labuschagne gets a thick outside edge as he tries to defend it and the ball goes through the point region for a boundary.

30.3 0

Wow! A perfect shory delivery now! Bangs it short and on off. A good pacy delivery this and Marnus Labuschagne sways away from the line of the ball.

30.2 0

Short of good length and outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it.

30.1 0

Almost drags it onto his stumps! On a length, on off. Marnus Labuschagne fends it from his crease onto the turf. However, the ball rolls back and goes just past the stumps.

Alzarri Joseph (5-2-5-0) to speed in from the opposite end.

Score after 30 overs : 73/1

Runs Scored

1 Runs

U Khawaja

36 (78)

M Labuschagne

27 (87)

K Roach

7-2-18-0

29.6 0

A fullish delivery on off to end a very good first over after Lunch. Usman Khawaja drives it to covers.

29.5 1

Goes wide of the crease and angles it into middle. Marnus Labuschagne clips it towards square leg for a single.

29.4 0

Oh, what a ripper this is! Lands it on a good length, around off. The ball straightens after pitching and beats the outside of Marnus Labuschagne's blade as he tries to defend it.

29.3 0

On a length and outside off. Bit of shape away from the batter and Marnus Labuschagne lets it go again.

29.2 0

Good delivery again! Lands it just short of good length and outside off. The ball zips off the surface with some good bounce and Marnus Labuschagne leaves it.