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08 Dec, 2022 09:30 (IST)

Result

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

Australia

511/7

137.0 overs

199/6

31.0 overs
vs

West Indies

214/10

69.3 overs

77/10

40.5 overs

Australia beat West Indies by 419 runs

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Right then, that is all we have from this fascinating Test series of the West Indies tour of Australia. Steven Smith lifts up the trophy and the Aussies clean sweep the series 2-0. West Indies now have some rest for a while but the Aussies have their next assignment in place with a Test series lined up against South Africa. It starts on 17th December at 5:50 am IST (12:20 am GMT) which will be played The Gabba, Brisbane. But as you know, our build-up begins much earlier so do join us for the same. Till then, goodbye and cheers!
Steven Smith, the victorious captain is in for a chat. He says that it was a nice toss to win and praises the batters for their effort on Day 1. Informs everyone is contributing when they need to. They have a lot of trust among eachother and that helps a lot. Says Marnus Labuschagne works really hard in the nets and is really adaptable. Hence it is not surprising to see him play really well. Mentions that it is great to see Michael Neser to come in and have a great impact as well. Says that there is a lot of competition for spots in the team and this is what makes it more exciting. Mentions that South Africa present a really good challenge for them and they surely need to bring their A-game against the Proteas.. Ends by saying that he is surely enjoying the captaincy.
Kraigg Brathwaite, the skipper of West Indies says that it is disappointing for sure. Says that for the first game they showed some fight but in the second they were outplayed. Adds that they had some injury concerns which had a hand in this big defeat and they need to continue to work hard. Applauds Tagenarine Chanderpaul and says that he looks like a bright future for West Indies cricket. Ends by saying that the fans will like to see them win and they will keep on working for that.
Marnus Labuschagne wins the Player of the Series for racking up more than 500 runs over two matches. He says that it nice to be going through a nice patch with scoring aplenty and the teams winning run as well. Adds that at the moment they have already started focusing on the future series but he really enjoyed to bat over this one. Mentions, it takes some time to find the rhythm in a pink-ball game but likes how it is going for him. Adds that he just focuses on being in the moment and do well for the team. Informs he is surely looking forward to the next challenge against South Africa.
The local boy, Travis Head is adjudged as the Man of the Match for his incredible innings of 175 runs. He says that it was a brilliant week and he is looking forward to the next week. Adds that it is a beautiful feeling and he did his things well. Praises Marnus Labuschagne for his excellent innings. Ends by saying that he feels lucky to play here and the credit goes to the entire team for winning this one.
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Mitchell Starc comes in for a quick chat. He says it was a great team effort and everyone contributed to the victory. Adds that there were some individual efforts to appreciate as well and Pat Cummins is recovering and he will join them soon. Further says that Steven Smith is doing good in what he does he says that he just loves to watch Marnus Labuschagne bat and he does it great.
In the third innings, Australia came in with an intent of attacking the bowlers from the word go. They envisioned to get the target over 500 but it did not go as per their plan as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals and eventually declared at 199/6. Which meant that West Indies had a steep target to climb which read 497. It was Alzarri Joseph who managed to put some batters under pressure with his seam bowling. During the chase, West Indies were on the back foot straightaway as they were teetering at 21/4. Later, it took Australia just a single session on Day 4 to take the remaining wickets in hand and bowl out West Indies for just 77 runs to record an outstanding victory. Australia used only 4 bowlers during the chase - Mitchell Starc, Michael Neser, Scott Boland and Nathan Lyon. Wherein the seamers returned with three wickets each and Lyon picked a sole wicket.
West Indies though struggled to get going with the blade. Only Tagenarine Chanderpaul stood out for them with 47 in their first innings. West Indies surely need some thinking to do with their batting combination. Apart from the opener, it was Anderson Phillip's 43 that got them to 214 but it was way too short than what the Aussies managed to post on the board. It was the GOAT, Nathan Lyon who stood out with the ball for the hosts with his three-fer.
Looking back at how things went down - It was Australia that decided to bat first and took the game away from the visitors in the first innings itself as they scored a mammoth total of 511. Usman Khawaja set the tone with the blade up top. Later, it was a special knock from Marnus Labuschagne (163) and Travis Head (175). Both fell agonisingly short of their double ton but nonetheless the damage was already done. It was Alex Carey who played a brisk knock of 41 runs to help his side cross the 500-run mark. West Indies had to toil hard and found it difficult to put the pressure on the opposition.
Coming into Day 4, Australia needed only 6 wickets to seal the victory and boy they did not waste any time at all. It was Mitchell Starc who opened the floodgates with two quick wickets of Devon Thomas and Jason Holder. Later, it was the brilliance of Alex Carey behind the sticks and the captaincy of Steven Smith that made sure Australia get closer to the finish line quickly. The Aussies were finding it difficult to break the gritty stand of Chase and Da Silva, but once the stand was broken, Australia took out the tail in a jiffy.
That was too easy for the Aussies and they have wrapped up the series 2-0! The Aussies have certainly outclassed the visitors on both the Test matches played over the series. Australia were right on the front foot from the first ball on Day 4.
40.5 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Michael Neser walks back with a three-fer. Incredible performance by the Aussies. It is a length ball, on fourth stump. Marquino Mindley gets a thick outside edge. Alex Carey dives to his right behind the sticks and takes a stunning one-handed catch. Australia win the game by 419 runs.

40.4 1

A single now as this is driven to covers.

40.3 0

Woah! Touch fuller, wide of off. Anderson Phillip looks to leave it alone but is a bit late and gets a nick as he tries to pull his blade out of the way.

40.2 0

A length ball, on top of off. Anderson Phillip dead bats it.

40.1 0

Good length, on the pads, Anderson Phillip blocks it out.

Score after 40 overs : 76/9

Runs Scored

0 Runs

M Mindley

0 (4)

A Phillip

0 (0)

N Lyon

10-7-8-1

39.6 0

Fuller and outside off, Marquino Mindley looks to play at it but gets beaten on the outside edge.

39.5 0

Dropped! Quicker and on leg turning it in, Marquino Mindley looks to block it but gets the inner part of the bat as the ball goes towards Travis Head at leg slips and he fails to grab on it. A tough chance though.

39.4 0

Quicker and on off, Marquino Mindley defends it out.

39.3 0

Fuller one and on off, Marquino Mindley defends it solidly.

39.2 W 0

OUT! TIMBER! Nathan Lyon gets his first wicket. Australia now only need 1 wicket for a win here. It is tossed up, wide of off. Alzarri Joseph steps down the ground and looks to go big over the bowler, although he gets beaten by the sharp turn as the ball grips and turns in. The ball goes through to rattle the stumps.

39.1 0

Tossed up on middle, Alzarri Joseph looks to play at it but gets an inside edge onto the pads. A stifled appeal turned down.

Anderson Phillip walks in.

Score after 39 overs : 76/8

Runs Scored

7 Runs

Da Silva

15 (40)

A Joseph

3 (2)

M Neser

10-3-21-2

38.6 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Another blinder fro Alex Carey here. Bowls it on a length and just outside off, Joshua Da Silva looks to play at it but the ball kisses the outside edge of his bat and Alex Carey behing the stumps takes an excellent catch. West Indies are eight down in a jiffy now! Michael Neser gets two wickets in a over.

38.5 0

Good length and on leg, Joshua Da Silva defends it solidly.

38.4 4

FOUR! This is down leg. Joshua Da Silva stays back and clips it down to fine leg for a boundary.

38.3 3

Fuller one and on off, Alzarri Joseph taps it to deep covers for three runs.

38.2 0

Bowls it outside off, Alzarri Joseph leaves it alone.

Alzarri Joseph is the new man.
38.1 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Michael Neser gets his first wicket and breaks a gritty stand of Chase and Da Silva. The ploy to push Carey close to the stumps has done wonders here for the Aussies. It is a length ball, around off, turning away a touch. Chase stays back and tries to flick it away. Although, all he gets is a thick outside edge. Alex Carey though gets a bit fortunate as the ball hits him on his shoulder, but still not taking away his presence of mind to gather the ball, as he goes down on both knees. It needed something special to break this stand and Carey just provided us with a moment of brilliance.

Score after 38 overs : 69/6

Runs Scored

0 Runs

Da Silva

11 (37)

R Chase

13 (28)

N Lyon

9-6-8-0

37.6 0

Fuller one and on middle, Joshua Da Silva lunges and defends it back towards the bowler.

37.5 0

Tossed up on middle turning it away, Joshua Da Silva looks to block it but misses and gets his thigh. Travis Head at the leg slips and takes a great catch. Players think it was his bat but Nathan Lyon shakes his head and doesn't opt for a review. Australia are getting closer here!

37.4 0

Tosses it up on middle, Joshua Da Silva covers his line and blocks it out.

37.3 0

Bowls it down leg, Joshua Da Silva flicks it but finds the fielder at square leg.

37.2 0

Slightly shorter one, Joshua Da Silva blocks it back towards the bowler.

37.1 0

On off, defended to mid off.

Score after 37 overs : 69/6

Runs Scored

0 Runs

R Chase

13 (28)

Da Silva

11 (31)

M Neser

9-3-14-0

36.6 0

Slightly shorter one and outside off, Roston Chase shoulders arms at it.

36.5 0

Good length and outside off, Roston Chase looks to drive it but gets beaten on the outside edge.

36.4 0

Fuller and on middle, Roston Chase defends it with soft hands back towards the bowler.

36.3 0

On a length and on off, Roston Chase defends it back towards the bowler.

36.2 0

Fuller and on middle, Roston Chase defends it to mid off.

36.1 0

Bangs a shorter one on off, Roston Chase lets it go.

Score after 36 overs : 69/6

Runs Scored

0 Runs

Da Silva

11 (31)

R Chase

13 (22)

N Lyon

8-5-8-0

35.6 0

This one lands on leg, Joshua Da Silva looks to pull it but misses and gets his pads. A maiden from Nathan Lyon.

35.5 0

Nathan Lyon keeps it bowling fuller and on off, Joshua Da Silva blocks it well.

35.4 0

Similar to the last delivery as Joshua Da Silva defends this out again.

35.3 0

Another fuller one, Joshua Da Silva lunges and defends it away.

35.2 0

Fuller and on off, Joshua Da Silva eases it back towards the bowler.

35.1 0

Slightly shorter and on leg, Joshua Da Silva defends it to short mid-wicket.

Drinks! A successful first hour of play as it was again dominated by the hosts. They will be pleased with how things have gone so far. Mitchell Starc was the one who bagged both the wickets for them. West Indies are struggling and they still need 428 to win this one. Australia will be looking to get some more wickets now. Nathan Lyon to continue.

Score after 35 overs : 69/6

Runs Scored

4 Runs

R Chase

13 (22)

Da Silva

11 (25)

M Neser

8-2-14-0

34.6 0

On a length and outside off, Roston Chase shoulders arms at it.

34.5 4

FOUR! Slightly shorter one, Roston Chase stands tall and pulls it through backward square leg for a boundary!

34.4 0

Fuller again, on off. Roston Chase eases it to mid on.

34.3 0

Fuller one on off, Roston Chase defends it solidly.

34.2 0

Another one just outside off, Roston Chase looks to block it but gets beaten on the outside edge. Close!

34.1 0

Good length and just outside off, Roston Chase looks to defend it but misses.

Score after 34 overs : 65/6

Runs Scored

1 Runs

Da Silva

11 (25)

R Chase

9 (16)

N Lyon

7-4-8-0

33.6 0

Another one on off, Joshua Da Silva blocks it to short leg.

33.5 0

Fuller and on off, Joshua Da Silva covers his line and defends it away.

33.4 1

Tosses it up on off, Roston Chase guides it to backward point for one.

33.3 0

Fuller one this time, Roston Chase lunges and defends it away.

33.2 0

Bowls it on off turning it in, Roston Chase looks to block it but gets his thigh. Dot.

33.1 0

Slightly shorter one, on leg. Roston Chase blocks it to mid on.

Score after 33 overs : 64/6

Runs Scored

1 Runs

Da Silva

11 (23)

R Chase

8 (12)

M Neser

7-2-10-0

32.6 0

Fuller and on off, Joshua Da Silva guides it to the fielder at short covers.

32.5 0

Another dot ball as this is again defended towards the fielder at mid on.

32.4 0

Bowls it on off again, Joshua Da Silva eases it to mid on.

32.3 0

Another one on off, Joshua Da Silva blocks it to the fielder at mid off.

32.2 0

On a length and on off, Joshua Da Silva defends it solidly.

32.1 1

Goes fuller and on leg, Roston Chase flicks it to square leg for one.

Score after 32 overs : 63/6

Runs Scored

0 Runs

Da Silva

11 (18)

R Chase

7 (11)

N Lyon

6-4-7-0

31.6 0

Bowls it outside off, Joshua Da Silva taps it to the fielder at covers. Michael Neser comes into the attack now.

31.5 0

Bowls it on off, Joshua Da Silva defends it to point.

31.4 0

Fuller one this time, Joshua Da Silva tucks it but finds the fielder at square leg.

31.3 0

Slightly shorter and outside off, Joshua Da Silva punches it to short covers.

31.2 0

Another one on leg as this is defended again.

31.1 0

Fuller and on leg, Joshua Da Silva flicks it to fine leg.

Score after 31 overs : 63/6

Runs Scored

7 Runs

R Chase

7 (11)

Da Silva

11 (12)

M Starc

10-4-29-3

30.6 4

FOUR! Outside off this time, Roston Chase guides it through third man. Nathan Lyon looked to chase it but couldn't. Boundary! Nathan Lyon comes into the attack now.

30.5 1

On a length and on off, Joshua Da Silva knocks it to mid off and scampers through for a single.

30.4 0

Another one outside off as Joshua Da Silva leaves this one as well.

30.3 0

Bowls it shorter and outside off, Joshua Da Silva leaves it alone.

30.2 2

On a length and on off, Joshua Da Silva guides it to deep backward point. The fielder has a long chase to do which he does. They collect two.

30.1 0

Slightly shorter one, on off. Joshua Da Silva fends it to point.

Score after 30 overs : 56/6

Runs Scored

0 Runs

R Chase

3 (10)

Da Silva

8 (7)

S Boland

10-5-16-3

29.6 0

Good length and on off, Roston Chase defends it solidly.

29.5 0

Slightly shorter and outside off, Roston Chase leaves it alone.

29.4 0

Good length shaping it in, Roston Chase defends it to mid on.

29.3 0

Fuller and on off, Roston Chase taps it to mid off. Dot.

29.2 0

Good length with some extra bounce, Roston Chase defends it to the fielder at gully.

29.1 0

This one lands on off, Roston Chase defends it solidly.

Score after 29 overs : 56/6

Runs Scored

7 Runs

Da Silva

8 (7)

R Chase

3 (4)

M Starc

9-4-22-3

28.6 4

FOUR! Lucky one! Fuller and outside off, Joshua Da Silva looks to drive it but gets a thick inside edge as the ball goes through the left of the keeper and races away the fine leg fence for a boundary.

28.5 1

Fuller one and on off, Roston Chase flicks it to square leg for one.

28.4 0

On a length and outside off, Roston Chase leaves it alone.

28.3 0

Slightly shorter one and on leg, Roston Chase fends it to short mid-wicket.

28.2 2

Fuller one and on off, Roston Chase knocks it to covers for a brace.

Roston Chase walks in.
28.1 W 0

OUT! TIMBER! What a beauty from Mitchell Starc. An inswinger and on off, Jason Holder looks to defend it but the late swing from Mitchell Starc beats him on the inside edge. The ball rattles the stumps and Mitchell Starc gets his third wicket of the innings.

Score after 28 overs : 49/5

Runs Scored

4 Runs

Da Silva

4 (6)

J Holder

11 (60)

S Boland

9-4-16-3

27.6 4

FOUR! Bowls it fuller and on off, Joshua Da Silva gets on his knee and drives it past covers for a boundary!

27.5 0

Another one outside off, Joshua Da Silva leaves this alone as well.

27.4 0

This one lands outside off, Joshua Da Silva leaves it alone.

27.3 0

Slightly shorter one and on leg, Joshua Da Silva looks to defend it but misses and gets a hit on his thigh as the ball bounces off the deck. Dot.

27.2 0

Bowls it outside off, Joshua Da Silva leaves it alone.

27.1 0

On a length and on off, Joshua Da Silva taps it to the fielder at mid off.

Score after 27 overs : 45/5

Runs Scored

0 Runs

J Holder

11 (60)

Da Silva

0 (0)

M Starc

8-4-15-2

26.6 0

Good length and outside off, Jason Holder shoulders arms at it. A maiden from Mitchell Starc.

26.5 0

Bowls it just outside leg, Jason Holder lets it go.

26.4 0

On a length and just outside off, Jason Holder looks to defend it but misses. Mitchell Starc is getting closer to his second here!

26.3 0

Another one on a length, Jason Holder defends it to short covers.

26.2 0

On a length and outside off, shaping it in. Jason Holder makes a tight leave.

26.1 0

Fuller and outside off, Jason Holder looks to drive it but misses. Close!

Score after 26 overs : 45/5

Runs Scored

3 Runs

J Holder

11 (54)

Da Silva

0 (0)

S Boland

8-4-12-3

25.6 1

Slightly shorter one, on middle. Jason Holder fends it to backward square leg for one.

25.5 0

Another one angling it in, Jason Holder defends it to mid off.

25.4 0

On a length angling it into the batter, Jason Holder blocks it to mid on.

25.3 0

Fuller one and on off, Jason Holder defends it to mid off.

25.2 2

Good length and on leg, Jason Holder flicks it to backward square leg for a brace.

25.1 0

On a length and on leg, Jason Holder defends it solidly.

Joshua Da Silva walks in.

Score after 25 overs : 42/5

Runs Scored

0 Runs

D Thomas

12 (56)

J Holder

8 (48)

M Starc

7-3-15-2

24.6 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Half of the West Indies squad is back into the hut now. This is on a good length and outsode off, Devon Thomas gets on his knee and looks to drive it but misses and gets the slightest of the edge. Alex Carey behind the stumps makes no mistake and pouches it comfortbly. Mitchell Starc gets an early breakthrough for the Aussies!

24.5 0

Another one outside off as Devon Thomas lets this one go as well.

24.4 0

Bowls it outside off, Devon Thomas shoulders arms at it.

24.3 0

Slightly shorter one and on off, Devon Thomas looks to defend it but gets beaten on the outside edge.

24.2 0

Good length and outside off, Devon Thomas defends it with soft hands towards the slips.

24.1 0

Fuller and on leg, Devon Thomas defends it back towards the bowler.

Score after 24 overs : 42/4

Runs Scored

0 Runs

J Holder

8 (48)

D Thomas

12 (50)

S Boland

7-4-9-3

23.6 0

Fuller one and on off, Jason Holder knocks it to mid off. Marnus Labuschagne does well to stop it. Scott Boland starts with a maiden.

23.5 0

Bowls it outside off angling it in a bit, Jason Holder reads it well and makes a tight leave.

23.4 0

Another length ball and on off, Jason Holder defends it to gully.

23.3 0

Good length from Scott Boland and outside off as Jason Holder shoulders arms at it.

23.2 0

Slightly shorter one, on off. Jason Holder fends it to the fielder at gully.

23.1 0

On a length angling it in, Jason Holder defends it to short covers.

Scott Boland to bowl from the other end. Three slips and a gully in place.

Score after 23 overs : 42/4

Runs Scored

4 Runs

D Thomas

12 (50)

J Holder

8 (42)

M Starc

6-2-15-1

22.6 0

Good length outside off shaping it away, Devon Thomas leaves it alone.

22.5 4

FOUR! Fine shot. A half volley outside off, Devon Thomas gets on his knee and plays a cover drive through covers for a boundary!

22.4 0

On a length and on leg, Devon Thomas flicks it towards the leg side. Dot again.

22.3 0

Goes fuller this time, Devon Thomas blocks it solidly back towards the bowler.

22.2 0

Bowls it short and outside off, Devon Thomas leaves it alone.

22.1 0

Starts with a length ball on leg, Devon Thomas looks to block it but misses as the ball hits his pads. A loud appeal but the umpire is unmoved. The players decide amongst themselves and opt for a review. Replay shows that it was missing the stumps and the on-field decision stands. Good start though for the Aussies!

We are all set for the first session of Day 4 to begin. The Aussies have made their way out in the middle. Devon Thomas and Jason Holder will continue to bat for the Windies. Mitchell Starc comes to bowl. Here we go.
The visitors will have to come up with something magical here if they need to stay in the game. They have lost four wickets with both their openers back in the hut. Devon Thomas and Jason Holder did show some intent and defended till the 22nd over after they were 21/4 inside just 9 overs. The Aussies do have the game under their control and they have done it with much dominance. Can they continue to do it? Or will the visitors come up with something magical here? Let's find out shortly.
The Aussies after bowling out West Indies didn't give them a follow-on. They just came out and ran a havoc over the West Indies bowlers and scored 199 runs in 31 overs. As soon as they had a comfortable lead in the game, Steven Smith declared their innings. Scott Boland bowled a special sixth over in the game where he bagged three wickets. Mitchell Starc got rid of the dangerous Tagenarine Chanderpaul. They are now just six wickets away from their win.
Hello and a warm welcome for the Day 4 of the West Indies tour of Australia. The hosts are dominating the game since Day 1 and the visitors are dwelling at 38/4 and needing 459 more runs to win. Aussies just need six wickets in the game and they will be looking to get some early wickets in the game.
... DAY 4, SESSION 1 ...
Right then, West Indies only have 6 wickets in hand but the target is a steep one. They need a miracle with the blade if they are to pull off a remarkable come back in this fixture. Australia will be aiming to end things as early as possible. Do join us on 11th December at 9.30 pm IST (4 am GMT). Until then, take care and goodbye!
West Indies already had a tough task on their hands chasing 497 runs, although it did not go as per plan.as they were teetering at 21/4 inside the first 10 overs. Later, Jason Holder and Devon Thomas played with grit and determination to not restrict a defeat on Day 3 itself. They still have a lot to bat and it won't be an easy task against a threatening Australian bowling attack.
The moving day was quite an enticing one and boy, did it not move at a rapid pace. Australia came out with the blade in the final session and came with an aggressive approach as they aimed to get 500 runs on the board. Although, it did not go as they envisioned and lost wickets at regular interval. They posted a target of 497 runs.

Score after 22 overs : 38/4

Runs Scored

0 Runs

J Holder

8 (42)

D Thomas

8 (44)

N Lyon

5-3-7-0

21.6 0

Tossed up, on off. Holder defends it back to the bowler. And with that it will be STUMPS ON DAY 3.

21.5 0

On off, blocked out.

21.4 0

Full attacking the stumps, blocked back to the bowler.

21.3 0

Flatter on the pads. Holder looks to smother it but misses.

21.2 0

Loops it up, around off. Holder blocks it on his front foot.

21.1 0

Full on off, Holder looks to flick it away but misses. He takes a hit on his pads but going down leg.

Score after 21 overs : 38/4

Runs Scored

0 Runs

D Thomas

8 (44)

J Holder

8 (36)

S Boland

6-3-9-3

20.6 0

Fuller in length, around off, blocked to point.

20.5 0

On off, defended out.

20.4 0

Fullish around off, pushed to covers.

20.3 0

Length ball, on off. Thomas defends it out.

20.2 0

This is outside off, left alone.

20.1 0

Full length, on off, blocked out.

Score after 20 overs : 38/4

Runs Scored

4 Runs

J Holder

8 (36)

D Thomas

8 (38)

N Lyon

4-2-7-0

19.6 4

FOUR! Overpitched, on off. Holder drives it through covers for four runs.

19.5 0

Outside off, turning in. Holder gets beaten on his inside edge and takes a hit on his pads. Not in line with the stumps but.

19.4 0

Holder gets pinged on his pads yet again but this is going down leg.

19.3 0

Full and on off, blocks it out watchfully.

19.2 0

It is tossed up, around off, turning in a touch. Holder looks to block it out but misses and gets hit on his pads.

19.1 0

It is a googly, around off. Holder gets pinged on his pads.

Score after 19 overs : 34/4

Runs Scored

2 Runs

D Thomas

8 (38)

J Holder

4 (30)

S Boland

5-2-9-3

18.6 0

Good length ball shaping in, and Devon Thomas gets beaten on the outside edge.

18.5 1

On off again, Jason Holder flicks it to square leg for one.

18.4 0

Bowls it outside off shaping it in, Jason Holder makes a tight leave.

18.3 0

Bowls it on middle as Jason Holder defends it to mid off.

18.2 1

Another one on off, Devon Thomas flicks it to backward square leg for one.

18.1 0

Slower and outside off, Devon Thomas looks to defend it but misses.

Score after 18 overs : 32/4

Runs Scored

0 Runs

J Holder

3 (27)

D Thomas

7 (35)

N Lyon

3-2-3-0

17.6 0

Flighted up on off, Jason Holder defends it towards Nathan Lyon.

17.5 0

Quicker and on off, Jason Holder eases it to mid off. Dot.

17.4 0

Bowls it on middle, Jason Holder defends it solidly.

17.3 0

Tossed up, on off. Jason Holder taps it to covers.

17.2 0

Around off, defended out.

17.1 0

Full and on off. Holder blocks it on his front foot.

Score after 17 overs : 32/4

Runs Scored

2 Runs

D Thomas

7 (35)

J Holder

3 (21)

M Neser

6-2-9-0

16.6 2

A short ball, on middle and leg. Thomas swivels and pulls it over square leg. The batters take two.

16.5 0

A length ball, angled into the pads, Thomas flicks it to the leg side.

16.4 0

On-off, defended.

16.3 0

Another one on off as this is defended back to the bowler.

16.2 0

Shorter and outside off, Thomas fends it to point.

16.1 0

Slightly shorter one, Devon Thomas eases it to mid on.

Score after 16 overs : 30/4

Runs Scored

3 Runs

J Holder

3 (21)

D Thomas

5 (29)

N Lyon

2-1-3-0

15.6 0

Tossed up, on middle. Jason Holder eases it back towards Nathan Lyon.

15.5 0

Fuller and turning it in, Jason Holder defends solidly.

15.4 3

Bowls it outside off, Devon Thomas knocks it to long off for three runs.

15.3 0

Tossed up, on middle. Devon Thomas defends it back towards the bowler.

15.2 0

Goes fuller this time, Devon Thomas lunges and defends it away.

15.1 0

Slightly shorter and outside off, Devon Thomas defends it with soft hands towards slips.

Score after 15 overs : 27/4

Runs Scored

1 Runs

J Holder

3 (19)

D Thomas

2 (25)

M Neser

5-2-7-0

14.6 0

Good length angling it in, Jason Holder covers his line and defends it away.

14.5 0

Bowls it outside off, Jason Holder eases it to short covers.

14.4 1

Fuller one on leg, Devon Thomas flicks it to square leg for one.

14.3 0

Touch fuller and on off, Devon Thomas knocks it straight down the ground and Michael Neser gets his had to it. Dot.

14.2 0

Fuller and on off, Devon Thomas knocks it but finds the fielder at mid off.

14.1 0

On a length and on off, Devon Thomas defends it too short covers.

Score after 14 overs : 26/4

Runs Scored

0 Runs

J Holder

3 (17)

D Thomas

1 (21)

N Lyon

1-1-0-0

13.6 0

Outside off with some turn, Jason Holder blocks it to short mid-wicket.

13.5 0

Another dot ball as this is again defended back towards the bowler.

13.4 0

Tossed up, on middle. Jason Holder defends it back towards the bowler.

13.3 0

On off, blocked out.

13.2 0

Fuler, on off. Holder flicks it to the leg side.

13.1 0

It is tossed up, around off, turning in. Holder gets hit on his waist.

Nathan Lyon comes into the attack now.

Score after 13 overs : 26/4

Runs Scored

0 Runs

D Thomas

1 (21)

J Holder

3 (11)

M Neser

4-2-6-0

12.6 0

Devon Thomas defends this length ball watchfully.

12.5 0

On a length, wide of off. Thomas looks to chase it but misses.

12.4 0

BEATEN! It is a length ball, outside off. Devon Thomas looks to defend it but gets beaten on the outside edge.

12.3 0

Full length, on off. Thomas defends it out watchfully.

12.2 0

It is full, outside off. Thomas drives it to cover.

12.1 0

Bowls it outside off, Devon Thomas leaves the harmless delivery.

Score after 12 overs : 26/4

Runs Scored

3 Runs

J Holder

3 (11)

D Thomas

1 (15)

S Boland

4-2-7-3

11.6 0

A tad fuller ball on off, Jason Holder defends it to silly mid on.

11.5 lb 1

Bowls it on leg, Devon Thomas looks to flick it but gets his pads towards the leg side. They cross for a leg bye.

11.4 0

On off, defended out.

11.3 0

Good length and on off, Devon Thomas defends it to mid off.

11.2 1

Another one on off, Jason Holder eases it to the off side for one.

11.1 1

Bowls it on off, Devon Thomas defends it to the off side.

Score after 11 overs : 23/4

Runs Scored

2 Runs

J Holder

2 (9)

D Thomas

0 (11)

M Neser

3-1-6-0

10.6 0

Bowls it on off shaping it away, Jason Holder plays it with soft hands towards slips.

10.5 0

Bowls it on off, Jason Holder taps it to mid off.

10.4 2

Good length angling in, Jason Holder flicks it to square leg for one.

10.3 0

Goes fuller this time, Jason Holder looks to defend it but gets a thick outside edge towards slips. Dot.

10.2 0

Outside off this time, Jason Holder leaves it alone.

10.1 0

On a length and on off, Jason Holder defends it solidly.

Score after 10 overs : 21/4

Runs Scored

0 Runs

D Thomas

0 (11)

J Holder

0 (3)

S Boland

3-2-5-3

9.6 0

Boland gets his second maiden. It is a length abll, wide of off. Thomas has no shot to offer.

9.5 0

BEAUTY! A length ball, on fourth stump. This one holds its line and Thomas gets beaten on the outside edge as he looks to defend it out.

9.4 0

Good length, wide of off. Thomas looks to defend it out but misses.

9.3 0

A length ball, on off. Thomas defends it to covers.

9.2 0

Back of a length, outside off. Thomas blocks it through the line.

9.1 0

A length ball, straying on the pads, Thomas nudges it to mid-wicket.

Score after 9 overs : 21/4

Runs Scored

0 Runs

J Holder

0 (3)

D Thomas

0 (5)

M Starc

5-2-11-1

8.6 0

This is full, outside off. Holder leaves it alone.

8.5 0

Good length, on off. Holder defends it out.

8.4 0

Outside off, left alone.

8.3 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! It is a full-length ball, angling down leg. Tagenarine Chanderpaul looks to flick it away but misses. Alex Carey appeals but the umpire seems to be uninterested. Australia seem to be keen and they take the review. The Hotspot later confirms that the bat is involved and West Indies are four down for just 21 runs. They are in a spot of bother here. Jason Holder is the new man in.

8.2 0

Almost carries! It is a length ball, around off, shaping away a touch. Tagenarine Chanderpaul gets a thick outside edge but because he plays it with soft hands it does not carry to Usman Khawaja in the slip cordon.

8.1 0

This is outside off, shaping away a touch. Tagenarine Chanderpaul lets it be.

Score after 8 overs : 21/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

T Chanderpaul

17 (25)

D Thomas

0 (5)

S Boland

2-1-5-3

7.6 1

A single to end the over as this is played to square leg.

7.5 0

Outside off, left alone.

7.4 4

FOUR! Nicely played. It is a short ball, outside off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul stays back and cuts it through square leg for four runs.

7.3 0

On middle and leg, this is flicked to the leg side.

7.2 0

On a length, wide of off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul leaves it alone.

7.1 0

Tagenarine Chanderpaul defends this length ball back to the bowler.

Score after 7 overs : 16/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

D Thomas

0 (5)

T Chanderpaul

12 (19)

M Starc

4-1-11-0

6.6 0

Outside off, wide of off. Thomas has no shot to offer.

6.5 0

A length ball, this one lands outside off and jags back in to hit Devon Thomas on the flap on his pads. But it is too high as he was even hoping in the crease at the same time.

6.4 0

Good length, wide of off, shaping away. Thomas leaves it alone.

6.3 0

Full again, outside off. Thomas looks to chase it but misses.

6.2 0

Too full, on off, pushed to covers.

6.1 1

A length ball, on the pads, Tagenarine Chanderpaul flicks it to square leg for one.

Devon Thomas walks in.

Score after 6 overs : 15/3

Runs Scored

0 Runs

J Blackwood

0 (3)

T Chanderpaul

11 (18)

S Boland

1-1-0-3

5.6 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! Another one bites the dust. Scott Boland gets his third wicket. He seems to be in a hurry to end things here. It is a length ball, outside off, jags away a touch. Jermaine Blackwood looks to go after it but only finds a thick outside edge. The ball goes towards Green at gully at a very low height and Green does a tremendous job in getting low and taking a sharp catch.

5.5 0

A length ball, on off. Jermaine Blackwood gets it out to safety.

5.4 0

Good length and on off, Jermaine Blackwood defends it to covers.

Jermaine Blackwood is the new man.
5.3 W 0

OUT! LBW! Scott Boland gets his second wicket in a blink of an eye. This is getting worse for West Indies now. Boland dishes a length ball, outside off, but gets this one to jag back in. Shamarh Brooks is caught inside his crease and gets rapped on his pads. Boland appeals and the finger goes up in a flash. Shamarh Brooks did not even think about taking the review once.

5.2 0

Length ball, on off, Brooks pushes it out.

Shamarh Brooks is the new man in.
5.1 W 0

OUT! An instant impact for Scott Boland. He grabs a wicket off his very first delivery. Boland serves it on a length, outside off, it shapes away a touch. Kraigg Brathwaite tries to block it away but gets a thick outside edge. Alex Carey gathers it safely.

Change. Scott Boland comes into the attack now.

Score after 5 overs : 15/0

Runs Scored

0 Runs

T Chanderpaul

11 (18)

K Brathwaite

3 (12)

M Starc

3-1-10-0

4.6 0

This is outside off, shaping away. Tagenarine Chanderpaul lets it be.

4.5 0

A sharp bouncer, outside off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul sways away from the line of the delivery.

4.4 0

Four dots in a row! Length ball, on off, blocked out solidly.

4.3 0

Length ball, just outside off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul looks to defend it out but gets beaten on the outside edge.

4.2 0

Good length, down leg. Tagenarine Chanderpaul looks to flick it away but misses.

4.1 0

Full ball, on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul gets it to point.

Score after 4 overs : 15/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

K Brathwaite

3 (12)

T Chanderpaul

11 (12)

M Neser

2-1-4-0

3.6 0

Good length, on top of off. Kraigg Brathwaite blocks it out on his back foot.

3.5 0

Length, blocked out solidly,

3.4 1

Fullish ball, on middle Tagenarine Chanderpaul pushed to covers for one.

3.3 3

It is pitched up, on off. Kraigg Brathwaite drives it down the ground towards mid on. They take three.

3.2 0

Length ball, on off, blocked out to safety.

3.1 0

A length ball, on off, jags back in and hits Kraigg Brathwaite on the pads.

Score after 3 overs : 11/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

T Chanderpaul

10 (11)

K Brathwaite

0 (7)

M Starc

2-0-10-0

2.6 0

Good length, around off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul defends it out watchfully.

2.5 0

On off, blocked out.

2.4 4

FOUR! Up and over! Short ball, outside off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul cuts it over point for four runs.

2.3 0

Good length, on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul blocks it out to safety.

2.2 0

On top of off, blocked out.

2.1 0

This one does not carry! It is a length ball, around off, shaping away from the batter. Starc draws a healthy edge but it lands short of Warner at first slip.

Score after 2 overs : 7/0

Runs Scored

0 Runs

K Brathwaite

0 (7)

T Chanderpaul

6 (5)

M Neser

1-1-0-0

1.6 0

This is full, outside off, shaping away, Kraigg Brathwaite looks to chase it but misses.

1.5 0

On off, blocked out.

1.4 0

Fuller, on off. Kraigg Brathwaite blocks it out to covers.

1.3 0

Fuller, swinging into the pads, Kraigg Brathwaite tucks it to mid on.

1.2 0

Almost drags it on! It is on a length, outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite looks to cut it away but it gets a thick inside edge onto his shoes.

1.1 0

It is a length ball, outside off, jags back in. Kraigg Brathwaite gets pinged high on his thigh pads, meanwhile Michael Neser gets on the floor with his followthrough.

Michael Neser to share the new ball.

Score after 1 overs : 7/0

Runs Scored

7 Runs

T Chanderpaul

6 (5)

K Brathwaite

0 (1)

M Starc

1-0-6-0

0.6 0

So, 7 runs come off the first over. Shorter ball to end the over, wide of off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul keeps his bat to himself.

0.5 0

Good-length ball, outside off, shaping away a touch. Tagenarine Chanderpaul does not bother chasing it.

0.4 2

A length ball, on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul shuffles and flicks it to deep square leg for two runs.

0.3 0

This is on a length, outside off, shaping away. Tagenarine Chanderpaul lets it be.

0.2 4

Tagenarine Chanderpaul gets off the mark with a boundary here. It is full and on off pole. Tagenarine Chanderpaul gets squared up a bit and gets a thick outside edge. The ball flies through the gap at slip cordon and races away to the fence.

0.1 lb 1

West Indies get a run on the board through leg bye! It is a length ball, on the pads. Kraigg Brathwaite fails to flick it away. The ball hits the pads and rolls out to square leg. They cross for a leg bye.

We are all set for the game to begin. Australia players ake their way out in the middle. Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Kraigg Brathwaite are the openers for the West Indies. Mitchell Starc comes to bowl. Here we go.
... FOURTH INNINGS ...
Earlier in the day, West Indies were bowled out for just 214 runs. Australia bowlers were right on the money where Mitchell Starc and Michael Neser took two wickets Whilst Nathan Lyon took three. They will be hoping for the same performance now from heir bowlers. Can they get some quick wickets at the end of the day? Or will the West Indies openers bat till the end? Lets find out soon.
And with Alex Carey's wicket, Steven Smith calls his team back and they have declared. They scored quick 199 runs adding to their scoreboard and the target is now 497. Steven Smith will be happy with the team's performance as they scored 199 runs in just 31 overs and now they will be hoping for their bowlers to bag some early wickets. West Indies will be hoping for their openers to play out for the Day and not lose any of the wickets at the end of Day 3.

Score after 31 overs : 199/6

Runs Scored

7 Runs

A Carey

8 (11)

T Head

38 (27)

A Joseph

7-0-33-3

30.6 W 0

OUT! TIMBER! Alzarri Joseph gets his third wicket. The seamer fires in a yorker, right in the blockhole. Alex Carey tries to flick it away but fails to get any connection. The ball goes through the gap and rattles the stumps. Australia have decided to declare now.

30.5 0

On off. blocked out.

30.4 1

This is pulled to mid-wicket for a single.

30.3 4

FOUR! Powerful shot. Short ball, outside off. Head stays back and cuts it through point for four runs.

30.2 1

Short ball, outside off. Carey stays back and slaps it to deep point for one.

30.1 1

Yorker length, on leg. Head gets his blade down in time and flicks it to the leg side.

Score after 30 overs : 192/5

Runs Scored

17 Runs

T Head

32 (24)

A Carey

7 (8)

A Phillip

6-0-44-1

29.6 1

Slightly shorter and down leg, Travis Head looks to pull it but misses and gets the slightest of the edge as the keeper misses to grab it. They cross.

29.5 1

Fuller and on off, Alex Carey drives it to covers for one.

29.4 1

Slightly shorter one, Travis Head taps it to point for one.

29.3 6

SIX! Another slower delivery and gets the same result. Travis Head heaves it over deep mid-wicket for another maximum. The local boy is enjoying the game now!

29.2 6

SIX! Fuller and slower too, Travis Head heaves it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie!

29.1 1

Slower one on off, Alex Carey pulls it to square leg for one.

29.1 wd 1

Wide! Bangs a shorter one outside off, Alex Carey leaves it alone.

Score after 29 overs : 175/5

Runs Scored

6 Runs

A Carey

5 (6)

T Head

18 (20)

A Joseph

6-0-26-2

28.6 1

A single as this is flicked towards square leg.

28.5 1

Another fuller delivery, Travis Head slaps it to point for one.

28.4 1

Fuller one again, Alex Carey flicks it to deep square leg for one.

28.3 0

Fuller and on off, Alex Carey defends it solidly.

28.2 lb 1

Slightly shorter one, Travis Head looks to pull it but gets his shoulder to short fine leg for one.

28.1 2

Fuller delivery angling into the batter, Travis Head slogs to deep mid-wicket for a brace.

Score after 28 overs : 169/5

Runs Scored

7 Runs

T Head

15 (17)

A Carey

3 (3)

J Holder

8-0-46-0

27.6 1

Slightly shorter one and on off, Travis Head guides it towards deep backward point for one.

27.5 1

Fuller and on off, Alex Carey flicks it to square leg for one.

27.4 2

Bowls it on off, Alex Carey whips it to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

27.3 0

Bowls it outside off, Alex Carey knocks it to the cover fielder.

27.2 1

Fuller and on off, Travis Head knocks it to mid on for one.

27.1 2

Slower one and on off, Travis Head looks to slap it but gets a top edge. The ball flies over the keeper and towards third man. They collect two.

Alex Carey walks in.

Score after 27 overs : 162/5

Runs Scored

6 Runs

C Green

5 (4)

T Head

11 (14)

A Joseph

5-0-21-2

26.6 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Another one bites the dust. Slightly shorter one, Cameron Green looks to pull it but mistimes it and gets a leading edge. The ball goes high up in the air and towards short covers and Kraigg Brathwaite settles under it and takes it comfortably.

26.5 4

FOUR! Fuller one this time, Cameron Green drills it straight down the ground for a boundary!

26.4 0

Shorter one and on off, Cameron Green leaves it alone.

26.3 1

Touch fuller and on off, Travis Head flicks it to mid-wicket for one.

26.2 1

Fuller and on off, Cameron Green knocks it to mid off for one.

Cameron Green walks in.
26.1 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Fuller and on leg, Steven Smith looks to use the pace of the ball and flick it but mistimes it completely. The ball goes up in the air towards fine leg. Devon Thomas reads the ball well and takes it comfortably. Alzarri Joseph gets his man and the skipper departs!

Score after 26 overs : 156/3

Runs Scored

9 Runs

S Smith

35 (35)

T Head

10 (13)

J Holder

7-0-39-0

25.6 1

On a length and on off, Steven Smith knocks it to mid off for one.

25.5 0

Fuller and down leg, Steven Smith looks to flick it but misses as the ball gets his pads.

25.4 1

Shorter one on off, Travis Head plays an upper cut towards short third man. The ball carries and lands safely just before the fielder. They cross.

25.3 0

Bowls it outside off as Travis Head leaves this one towards the keeper.

25.2 4

FOUR! A slower one and on off, Travis Head hangs back and drives it through covers for a boundary!

25.1 3

Fuller and on off again, Steven Smith drives it to deep covers for three runs.

Score after 25 overs : 147/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

S Smith

31 (32)

T Head

5 (10)

A Phillip

5-0-27-1

24.6 1

Fuller and on off, Steven Smith taps it to point for one.

24.5 0

Bowls it outside off, Steven Smith defends it to the gully fielder.

24.4 1

Slower one and on leg, Travis Head digs it to mid on for one.

24.4 wd 1

Wide! Shorter and on leg, Travis Head looks to pull it but misses.

24.3 1

Fuller and on off, Steven Smith flicks it to square leg for one.

24.2 3

Fuller and on off, Travis Head lofts it over mid on but doesn't get the power right. The fielder chases it as the batters take three runs.

24.1 0

Back of a length and on off, Travis Head eases it to mid off.

Score after 24 overs : 140/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

T Head

1 (7)

S Smith

29 (29)

J Holder

6-0-30-0

23.6 lb 1

Bowls it on off, Travis Head looks to play at it but gets his pads as the ball rolls towards third man. An overthrow allows the batters to steal a leg bye.

23.5 0

On a length and outside off, Travis Head looks to flick it but misses.

23.4 1

Good length angling it in, Steven Smith taps it to covers for one.

23.3 1

Another single as this is played towards point.

23.2 1

Fuller and on off, Steven Smith pushes it to covers for one.

23.1 0

DROPPED! Fuller and on off, Steven Smith looks to flick it over square leg but mistimes it completely. The ball goes in the air towards the fielder who drops a dolly. A lucky escape for Steven Smith!

Score after 23 overs : 136/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

T Head

0 (4)

S Smith

27 (26)

A Phillip

4-0-20-1

22.6 0

Good length and outside off, Travis Head looks to play at it but misses.

22.5 0

Slightly shorter and outside off, Travis Head looks to pull it but misses.

22.4 0

Outside off, Travis Head defends it solidly.

22.3 0

Slightly shorter one outside off, Travis Head leaves it alone.

We are back for the final session of Day 3. Steven Smith will continue to bat and Travis Head joins him now. Anderson Phillip continues to bowl. Here we go.
... DAY 3, SESSION 3 ...
Right then, the hosts are still in the driver's seat and are well in control of the game. They lead by 433 and will be eyeing on that magical 500 run mark or maybe more. Will they continue to bat till the end of the session? Or will they declare soon? Let's find out shortly.
Woah! This session has been quite enticing. The Australia batters certainly put their foot down and aimed to score briskly. Usman Khawaja and David Warner started brilliantly and built a solid platform up top, although they could not continue on their merry way as Roston Chase got rid of both of them in his very first over. This though did not put a lid over the run-rate as Steven Smith came out with an attacking intent and managed to find boundaries at will. Marnus Labuschagne though slipped out right at the brink of Tea. West Indies have managed to take three big wickets but their bowlers have their task cut out for the final session of the day. Australia have a lead of 433 runs and have a stronger hold over this game. West Indies need some sort of miracle if they are to make a comeback in this game.
22.2 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Anderson Phillip gets the big fish here and Marnus Labuschagne departs for 31. On a length and on off, Marnus Labuschagne looks to cut it but doesn't read it well. He gets a thick outside edge and Roston Chase at gully takes an excellent catch diving to his right. Australia is three down for 136 and that will be TEA BREAK for Day 3.

22.1 2

Slightly shorter one, Marnus Labuschagne pulls it hard towards square leg. The fielder at the deep stops it well diving to his right. They collect two runs.

Score after 22 overs : 134/2

Runs Scored

5 Runs

S Smith

27 (26)

M Labuschagne

29 (21)

J Holder

5-0-27-0

21.6 0

Goes fuller and on leg, Steven Smith defends it to mid on.

21.5 1

Good length and on off, Marnus Labuschagne flicks it to mid-wicket for one.

21.4 1

Goes fuller this time, Steven Smith drives it to deep covers for one.

21.3 0

Outside off, Steven Smith taps it but finds the fielder at gully.

21.2 0

Good length angling it in, Steven Smith defends it solidly.

21.1 3

Slightly shorter one outside off, Marnus Labuschagne guides it to deep backward point and collects three runs.

Score after 21 overs : 129/2

Runs Scored

12 Runs

S Smith

26 (22)

M Labuschagne

25 (19)

R Chase

4-0-25-2

20.6 4

FOUR! Fuller and on off, Steven Smith sweeps it over square leg for a boundary!

20.5 1

Another reverse sweep but gets the fielder at backward point this time. They collect one.

20.4 4

FOUR! Fuller and on off, Marnus Labuschagne reverse sweeps it through third an for a boundary. Marnus Labuschagne is enjoying these reverse sweeps here!

20.3 2

Another one outside off, Marnus Labuschagne punches it to deep covers for a brace.

20.2 1

Bowls it outside off, Steven Smith guides it to covers for one.

20.1 0

Slightly shorter one, Steven Smith defends it to mid on.

Score after 20 overs : 117/2

Runs Scored

21 Runs

M Labuschagne

18 (16)

S Smith

21 (19)

K Brathwaite

4-0-32-0

19.6 2

Slightly shorter one, Marnus Labuschagne gently flicks it to square leg for a brace.

19.5 4

FOUR! Fuller and on off, Marnus Labuschagne reverse sweeps it through backward point for another boundary!

19.4 2

Tosses it on muddle, Marnus Labuschagne flicks it to mid-wicket for a brace.

19.3 4

FOUR! Fine shot. Bowls it outside off, Marnus Labuschagne reverse sweeps it through point for a boundary!

19.2 3

Fuller ball down the leg and Smith bends on one knee and scoops it to fine leg and collects three runs.

19.1 6

SIX! BANG! Fuller and on off, Steven Smith gets on his knee and slogs it over mid-wicket for a maximum!

Score after 19 overs : 96/2

Runs Scored

6 Runs

M Labuschagne

6 (12)

S Smith

12 (17)

R Chase

3-0-13-2

18.6 0

Fuller again, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne knocks it but finds the fielder at mid on.

18.5 1

Tossed up, on off. Steven Smith eases it to mid-wicket for one.

18.4 4

FOUR! Fine shot. Fuller and on off, Steven Smith hands back and flicks it through square leg for a boundary!

18.3 1

Goes fuller again, Marnus Labuschagne flicks it to square leg for one.

18.2 0

Outside off as this is played towards mid-wicket.

18.1 0

Fuller and on off, Marnus Labuschagne defends it to mid on.

Score after 18 overs : 90/2

Runs Scored

2 Runs

S Smith

7 (15)

M Labuschagne

5 (8)

K Brathwaite

3-0-11-0

17.6 0

Good length ball on the middle and leg and Smith nudges it to short mid-wicket.

17.5 2

Fuller and quicker on the pads and Smith flicks it to mid-wicket for a couple.

17.4 0

This is on middle and leg. Smith clips it to mid-wicket.

17.3 0

Touch short, outside off. Smith looks to cut it away but misses.

17.2 0

Full, on leg. Smith nudges it to square leg.

17.1 0

Full and on off, played back to the bowler.

Score after 17 overs : 88/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Labuschagne

5 (8)

S Smith

5 (9)

R Chase

2-0-7-2

16.6 0

Around off, Marnus Labuschagne is solid in his defense.

16.5 1

Fuller, on the pads, Smith flicks it to mid-wicket for one run.

16.4 0

Around off, blocked it out.

16.3 0

Tossed up, on off, defended out.

16.3 nb 1

No ball!  WOAH! Huge turn! It is tossed up, around off. it grips and turns in a long way. Steven Smith is surprised by the spin. Smith is hit on his gloves but it falls besides the man at short leg.

16.2 0

On leg, flicked to mid-wicket.

16.1 2

This full, on leg. Steven Smith stays back and clips it through square leg for two runs.

Score after 16 overs : 84/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Labuschagne

5 (7)

S Smith

2 (3)

K Brathwaite

2-0-9-0

15.6 0

Loops it up, around off, blocked out.

15.5 2

Full and on off. Marnus Labuschagne knocks itdown to long on for two runs.

15.4 0

On off, punched to cover.

15.3 0

Around off, Marnus Labuschagne flicks it to square leg.

15.2 1

Steven Smith drives this length ball through covers for one.

15.1 1

Fuller, on leg. Marnus Labuschagne clips it to square leg for one.

Score after 15 overs : 80/2

Runs Scored

3 Runs

S Smith

1 (2)

M Labuschagne

2 (2)

R Chase

1-0-3-2

14.6 0

On off,defended out.

14.5 1

Full and on off. Marnus Labuschagne pushes it to cover for one.

14.4 1

Full toss, on leg. Steven Smith flicks it to square leg for a single.

14.3 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Roston Chase gets his second wicket and both the Australian openers are back into the hut in a jiffy. This is just what West Indies needed. It is tossed up, around off, turning away a hint. Usman Khawaja only manages to get a slight outside edge. Joshua Da Silva takes a sharp catch behind the sticks. Steven Smith is the new man in.

14.2 1

Fuller and on off. Marnus Labuschagne knocks it down to long on for a single.

Marnus Labuschagne is the new man in.
14.1 W 0

OUT! CHOPPED ON! Roston Chase comes into the attack and has an instant impact as West Indies see the back of David Warner here. Chase comes 'round the wicket and serves it full, wide of off. David Warner tries to latch onto it and slash it away but only gets a thick inside edge. The ball goes on to rattle the stumps. Will West Indies build on this wicket?

Score after 14 overs : 77/0

Runs Scored

5 Runs

D Warner

28 (35)

U Khawaja

45 (49)

K Brathwaite

1-0-5-0

13.6 1

Full and on off. Warner knocks it to wide of long on for a single.

13.5 0

On leg, Warner flicks it to square leg.

13.4 3

Touch short, outside off. Usman Khawaja gets it behind point. They take three before the fielder cuts it out.

13.3 1

Quite full, outside off. Warner pushes it to deep point for one.

13.2 0

On off, pushed back to the bowler.

13.1 0

It is tossed up, on off. David Warner tries to go for the reverse-sweep but misses. The ball bounces off his elbow and goes to the man at first slip. There is an appeal for caught behind but the umpire is unmoved.

Score after 13 overs : 72/0

Runs Scored

7 Runs

U Khawaja

42 (48)

D Warner

26 (30)

A Phillip

3-0-18-0

12.6 0

Back of a length, outside off. Usman Khawaja lets it sail past him. 7 runs come off the over. Australia are cruising.

12.5 1

A single now as this length ball is pushed into covers.

12.4 4

FOUR! Width on offer and Warner makes the most of it. It is on a good length, wide of off. David Warner goes back and cuts it through point for four runs.

12.3 0

A length ball, coming in from outside off. David Warner stays back and blocks it away.

12.2 1

Usman Khawaja drives this full delivery to sweeper cover for a run.

12.1 1

Short and wide outside off. Warner cuts it behind point for a single.

Drinks! It has been a solid start for Australia with the blade. David Warner and Usman Khawaja seem to be in good touch and would be hoping to hurt the visitors even more by extending their stay at the crease. West Indies need some quick wickets to shift the momentum on their side.

Score after 12 overs : 65/0

Runs Scored

11 Runs

U Khawaja

41 (46)

D Warner

20 (26)

D Thomas

2-0-13-0

11.6 0

A length ball, outside off, left alone.

11.5 0

Swing and a miss! A full toss yet again but this Usman Khawaja gets beaten as looks to drive it through the line.

11.4 4

FOUR! Usman Khawaja is on a roll. It is a full toss, outside off. Usman Khawaja tonks it through point for another boundary.

11.3 4

FOUR! Incredible shot! It is a short one, wide of off. Usman Khawaja goes back and cuts it late to get it through backward point for a boundary.

11.2 2

A length ball yet again, but this attacking the pads. Usman Khawaja stays back and flicks it through square leg for two runs.

11.1 1

On a length, outside off. Warner punches it to deep point for a single.

Score after 11 overs : 54/0

Runs Scored

6 Runs

U Khawaja

31 (41)

D Warner

19 (25)

A Phillip

2-0-11-0

10.6 0

Fuller this time, on off. Usman Khawaja gets it back to the bowler off the inner half.

10.5 0

Good length, around off, defended out.

10.4 0

On off, blocked out.

10.3 0

Phillip goes full, attacking the stumps. Usman Khawaja blocks it out to safety.

10.2 2

Fuller in length, outside off. Usman Khawaja dabs it down to third man for a couple of runs this time.

10.1 4

FOUR! Nicely played. It is short, angling down leg. Usman Khawaja drags his pull shot behind square on the leg side for four runs.

Score after 10 overs : 48/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

D Warner

19 (25)

U Khawaja

25 (35)

D Thomas

1-0-2-0

9.6 0

Bowls it wide outside off, David Warner eases it to the point fielder.

9.5 1

Outside off, Usman Khawaja steers it to point for one.

9.4 0

On a length and outside off, Usman Khawaja looks to slap it but gets a slight of the edge as the ball carries and just drops short of the keeper. Close!

9.3 0

On a length and outside off, Usman Khawaja leaves it alone.

9.2 1

Back of a length and on off, David Warner guides it to point for one.

9.1 0

Slightly shorter one, David Warner taps it towards the fielder at covers.

Devon Thomas comes into the attack.

Score after 9 overs : 46/0

Runs Scored

5 Runs

U Khawaja

24 (32)

D Warner

18 (22)

A Phillip

1-0-5-0

8.6 0

Fuller and on off, Usman Khawaja eases it to mid off.

8.5 0

Good length and on off, Usman Khawaja defends it to mid off.

8.4 3

On a length and on off, David Warner looks to block it but gets a thick outside edge as the ball rolls towards third man. They collect three runs.

8.3 1

Fuller and on off, Usman Khawaja taps it to covers for one.

8.2 1

Good length with some extra bounce, David Warner doesn't read it well and awkwardly pulls it to deep mid-wicket. The ball carries and lands safely. They collect one.

8.1 0

Fuller and on off, David Warner defends it back towards the bowler.

Score after 8 overs : 41/0

Runs Scored

8 Runs

U Khawaja

23 (29)

D Warner

14 (19)

J Holder

4-0-22-0

7.6 0

Slightly shorter and outside off, Usman Khawaja looks to pull it but misses.

7.5 0

On a length and outside off, Usman Khawaja leaves it alone.

7.4 0

On off, defended out.

7.3 0

Bowls it outside off, slower too. Usman Khawaja leaves it alone.

7.2 4

FOUR! Slightly shorter one on leg, Usman Khawaja looks to pull it but gets a bottom edge as the ball races away the fine leg fence for a boundary!

7.1 4

FOUR! Slightly shorter and on off, Usman Khawaja caresses it through covers for a boundary!

Score after 7 overs : 33/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

U Khawaja

15 (23)

D Warner

14 (19)

A Joseph

4-0-15-0

6.6 1

Fuller one on off, Usman Khawaja drives it to deep covers for one.

6.5 0

Good length and on off, Usman Khawaja defends it back towards the bowler.

6.4 1

Slightly shorter one, David Warner fends it to covers for one.

6.3 0

Back of a length and outside off, David Warner leaves it alone.

6.2 0

Slightly shorter one, David Warner pulls it but finds the fielder at mid-wicket. Dot.

6.1 2

On a length and on off, David Warner guides it to deep covers for a brace.

Score after 6 overs : 29/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

D Warner

11 (15)

U Khawaja

14 (21)

J Holder

3-0-14-0

5.6 1

Fuller and on off, David Warner eases it to covers for one.

5.5 1

Fuller and on off, Usman Khawaja guides it to point for one.

5.4 0

Outside off this time, Usman Khawaja leaves it alone towards the keeper.

5.3 1

On a length angling it into the batter, David Warner fends it to covers and scampers through for a single.

5.2 1

Touch fuller and on off, Usman Khawaja knocks it to long off for one.

5.1 0

Good length and outside off, Usman Khawaja shoulders arms at it.

Score after 5 overs : 25/0

Runs Scored

5 Runs

U Khawaja

12 (17)

D Warner

9 (13)

A Joseph

3-0-11-0

4.6 1

Fuller and on off, Usman Khawaja opens the face of his bat and guides it to deep point. They collect one run.

4.5 0

Bowls it fuller and on off, Usman Khawaja rocks back and guides it to the cover fielder.

4.4 0

Fuller this time, on middle. Usman Khawaja defends it back towards Alzarri Joseph.

4.3 0

Outside off, Usman Khawaja taps it to the fielder at short third man. Dot.

4.2 0

Slightly shorter one shaping it away, Usman Khawaja looks to defend it but misses.

4.1 4

FOUR! On a length and outside off, Usman Khawaja uses the pace of the ball and guides it through backward point for a boundary!

Score after 4 overs : 20/0

Runs Scored

5 Runs

D Warner

9 (13)

U Khawaja

7 (11)

J Holder

2-0-10-0

3.6 0

Another one outside off, David Warner leaves it alone.

3.5 0

Slightly shorter one outside off, David Warner fends it to covers.

3.4 1

Fuller one and on off, Usman Khawaja eases it to covers for one.

3.3 0

On a length and on off, Usman Khawaja leaves it alone.

3.2 4

FOUR! Excellent placement. Fuller and on off, Usman Khawaja knocks it through long off for a boundary!

3.1 0

On a length and on middle, Usman Khawaja defends it solidly.

Score after 3 overs : 15/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

D Warner

9 (11)

U Khawaja

2 (7)

A Joseph

2-0-6-0

2.6 0

Similar to the last delivery as this is again left alone by David Warner.

2.5 0

Good length outside off shaping it away, David Warner leaves the harmless delivery.

2.4 4

FOUR! Bowls it on leg, David Warner just gives it a fine tickle as the ball races away the fine leg fence for a boundary!

2.3 0

Another dot ball as this is defended towards mid on.

2.2 0

Fuller and on off, David Warner defends it solidly.

2.1 0

Slightly shorter one, David Warner awkwardly defends it. Alzarri Joseph thinks its his pads and decides to review it. Replay shows that it was a fair delivery. Nothing on Hotspot and Ultra Edge. Ball Tracking shows that it was just clipping the leg pole but the impact is the umpires call and the on field decision stands. Close!

Score after 2 overs : 11/0

Runs Scored

9 Runs

U Khawaja

2 (7)

D Warner

5 (5)

J Holder

1-0-5-0

1.6 lb 4

FOUR LEG BYES! On a length and down leg, Usman Khawaja looks to flick it but the ball brushes his pads and races away the fine leg fence for a boundary!

1.5 1

Fuller and on off, David Warner flicks it to square leg for one.

1.4 0

Touch fuller and just outside off, David Warner looks to block it but misses and gets his pads. A stifled appeal turned down. West Indies have a chat amongst themselves and decide not to review this one.

1.3 0

Another one angling it in, David Warner defends it to mid off.

1.2 0

Good length and on off, David Warner defends it solidly.

1.1 4

FOUR! EDGY! Fuller and just outside off, David Warner looks to block it but gets a thick outside edge as the ball carries and flies past the fiving fielder at slips. It races away the third man fence for a boundary!

Jason Holder will share the new ball from the other end.

Score after 1 overs : 2/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

U Khawaja

2 (6)

D Warner

0 (0)

A Joseph

1-0-2-0

0.6 0

Fuller and on off, Usman Khawaja guides it to the fielder at covers.

0.5 0

Bowls it outside off this time, Usman Khawaja leaves it alone.

0.4 0

Goes fuller and on off, Usman Khawaja taps it towards the fielder at mid on.

0.3 0

Good length and on off, Usman Khawaja defends it to mid on.

0.2 0

Slightly shorter one angling it in, Usman Khawaja doesn't read it well and leaves it in the end.

0.1 2

On a length and on leg, Usman Khawaja flicks it to fine leg and gets off the mark. They collect two runs.

We are all set for the game to resume. West Indies players have made their way out in the middle. David Warner and Usman Khawaja are the openers for the Aussies. Alzarri Joseph comes to bowl. Here we go.
... DAY 3, SESSION 2 ...
Right then, Australia will come to bat again, and the follow-on hasn't been implemented. They will look to extend their lead and post another mammoth total for the visitors. Will the visitors start on a fresh note and get some early wickets post dinner? Or will the Aussies continue to bat freely and post another huge total for the Windies? We shall find out shortly.
West Indies were sloppy from the start and they lost two early wickets in the first session of Day 3. A couple of wickets were lost due to their own haphazardness and one of them was a set batter, Tagenarine Chanderpaul. Anderson Phillip and Tagenarine Chanderpaul did steady the ship for a while and were brewing a good partnership, but after Tagenarine Chanderpaul was dismissed by the run-out error, wickets just kept on tumbling for the Windies and there was no turning back. Roston Chase and Marquino Mindley did give some fight in the end and they got many lifelines. The dropped catches didn't help them and the home side will be relatively pleased with how things worked out for them.
An excellent display with the ball from the Aussies as they managed to take 6 wickets in the first session of Day 3. Mitchell Starc gave them a perfect start and bagged two wickets in his first two overs. Nathan Lyon joined the party afterward as they managed to bundle the West Indies at just 214 runs. They are well in control of the game from the start and will hope to carry on with the momentum and clean sweep this series. They now lead by a mammoth 297 runs and will be hoping to extend their lead.
69.3 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Mitchell Starc gets the last wicket finally. Fuller and on off, Roston Chase looks to use the pace of the ball and flick it but mistimes it completely. The ball goes up in the air towards deep backward square leg. Nathan Lyon takes a good catch diving forward and West Indies are bundled out for 214 runs! That will be DINNER on Day 3.

69.2 2

Fuller and on off, Roston Chase drives it through covers. Marnus Labuschagne has a long chase to do which he does. The batters collect two.

69.1 0

On a length and on off, Roston Chase defends it to short covers.

Score after 69 overs : 212/9

Runs Scored

1 Runs

M Mindley

11 (32)

R Chase

32 (53)

N Lyon

20-4-57-3

68.6 0

On off, defended out solidly.

68.5 0

Another one outside off, Marquino Mindley looks to drive it but misses.

68.4 0

A loud appeal turned down. Fuller with some turn, Marquino Mindley looks to defend it but misses and goes towards Alex Carey. Steven Smith decides to review. Fair delivery and nothing on Hotspot and Ultra Edge. Marquino Mindley is well safe.

68.3 1

Fuller one on middle, Roston Chase nudges it to mid-wicket for one.

68.2 0

Bowls it outside off, Roston Chase eases it to covers.

68.1 0

Tossed up, on middle. Roston Chase flicks it to mid-wicket.

Score after 68 overs : 211/9

Runs Scored

6 Runs

M Mindley

11 (29)

R Chase

31 (50)

M Starc

15-4-46-1

67.6 0

Good length and just outside off, Marquino Mindley looks to defend it but misses.

67.5 6

SIX! Top shot. Fuller again, Marquino Mindley flicks it with his wrist over square leg for a maximum!

67.4 0

Dropped! Another chance and the West Indies are right on the edge here. Fuller and on off, Marquino Mindley looks to defend it but gets a thick outside edge as the ball carries towards Alex Carey who makes a diving attempt to his right but misses.

67.3 0

Slightly shorter one on middle and leg, Marquino Mindley fends it to mid on.

67.2 0

A yorker right into the blockhole, Marquino Mindley defends it to gully.

67.1 0

Fulller and on off, Marquino Mindley defends it to square leg.

Score after 67 overs : 205/9

Runs Scored

8 Runs

R Chase

31 (50)

M Mindley

5 (23)

N Lyon

19-4-56-3

66.6 0

Quicker one, outside off. Chase blocks it out on his back foot.

66.5 0

On off, defended out.

66.4 4

FOUR! Second boundary of the over. It is full and on off. Chase lofts it down the ground and gets a boundary yet again.

66.3 0

Flatter and on off. Chase is solid in his defense.

66.2 4

FOUR! Nicely played. It is tossed up, full and on off. Chase gets under it and lofts it over the off side for a boundary.

66.1 0

Loops it up, on off, defended out.

Score after 66 overs : 197/9

Runs Scored

11 Runs

M Mindley

5 (23)

R Chase

23 (44)

C Green

6-0-44-1

65.6 4

FOUR! Through the gap! It is a full-length ball, outside off. Mindley gets it through the gap behind backward point. It races away to the boundary.

65.5 1

This time Chase pulls a short ball to deep square leg for a single.

65.4 6

SIX! All the way! It is a short ball, on off. Roston Chase stands tall and dispatches it over the square leg fence.

65.3 0

A short ball, on the body. Chase gets inside the line and flicks it to square leg at the very end.

65.2 0

Touch shorter, on off. Chase keeps his eyes on the ball till the end and pushes it out to safety.

65.1 0

A length ball, on off. Chase defends it out solidly.

Score after 65 overs : 186/9

Runs Scored

0 Runs

M Mindley

1 (22)

R Chase

16 (39)

N Lyon

18-4-48-3

64.6 0

A googly now, full and on off. Marquino Mindley presses forward and defends it out.

64.5 0

Loopy ball, on off. Mindley blocks it out watchfully.

64.4 0

On off, defeneded on the front foot.

64.3 0

Floated and full, on off. Mindley defends it out.

64.2 0

On off, pushed back to the bowler.

64.1 0

Tossed up, outside off. Mindley gets beaten on the outside edge as he tries to defend it out.

Score after 64 overs : 186/9

Runs Scored

4 Runs

R Chase

16 (39)

M Mindley

1 (16)

C Green

5-0-33-1

63.6 0

On a length and on off, Roston Chase defends it back to the bowler.

63.5 0

Short and on off, pushed to covers.

63.4 0

Outside off, left alone.

63.3 0

A length ball, on off, Chase blocks it out safely.

63.2 4

FOUR! Up and over! Chase gets fortunate this time. It is a short ball, on fourth stump. Chase gets a thick outside edge and it flies towards David Warner at first slip. Warner gets a hand on it but is unable to gather it. The ball races away to the fence.

63.1 0

Back of a length, outside off. Chase leaves it alone.

Score after 63 overs : 182/9

Runs Scored

1 Runs

M Mindley

1 (16)

R Chase

12 (33)

N Lyon

17-3-48-3

62.6 0

On off, defended out on the front foot.

62.5 0

BEATEN! It is tossed up, outside off. Marquino Mindley looks to block it away but misses.

62.4 0

Loops it up, wide of off. It grips and turns in. Marquino Mindley gets beaten on the inside edge as he looks to block it away.

62.3 1

A single now as this is driven through covers.

62.2 0

On off, blocked out.

62.1 0

Looped up, on off, pushed to covers.

Score after 62 overs : 181/9

Runs Scored

6 Runs

R Chase

11 (30)

M Mindley

1 (13)

C Green

4-0-29-1

61.6 1

Fuller, outside off. Chase steers it through backward point for a single.

61.5 4

FOUR! Easy pickings! Green dishes a full ball, on the pads, Chase stays back and flicks it towards fine leg. It races all the way.

61.4 0

This is full and on off. Chase drives it to cover but not in the gap.

61.3 0

Short ball, on off. Chase pulls it to mid-wicket.

61.2 0

On off, defended out.

61.2 nb 1

Good length, on middle and leg. Chase flicks it to mid-wicket. The umpire signals a no ball for overstepping.

61.1 0

Length ball, on off, defended out.

Score after 61 overs : 175/9

Runs Scored

1 Runs

M Mindley

1 (13)

R Chase

6 (23)

N Lyon

16-3-47-3

60.6 0

Slower through the air, full and on leg. Marquino Mindley nudges it to mid-wicket.

60.5 0

Looped up, on off, blocked out.

60.4 1

A length ball, this is turning down leg. Chase goes back and flicks it to deep square leg for a single.

60.3 0

Slightly full, Chase defends it back to the bowler.

60.2 0

Full and on the pads, nudged to the leg side.

60.1 0

Pushed through quicker, on off. Chase defends it out watchfully.

Score after 60 overs : 174/9

Runs Scored

1 Runs

M Mindley

1 (11)

R Chase

5 (19)

S Boland

16-4-29-0

59.6 0

Full and on off, defended out on the front foot.

59.5 1

Fuller, on the pads, Chase flicks to deep square leg and rotates the strike.

59.4 0

On off, defended out.

59.3 0

Back of a length, on fourth stump. This one extracts some extra bounce off the deck. Chase goes on his toes to fend it out.

59.2 0

This time Boland goes full, attacking the pads, Chase clips it past mid on but does not opt for a run.

59.1 0

Full length, on middle and leg, blocked out towards mid on.

Score after 59 overs : 173/9

Runs Scored

0 Runs

M Mindley

1 (10)

R Chase

4 (14)

N Lyon

15-3-46-3

58.6 0

Lyon records his third maiden now. It is full and on off. Mindley defends it into the off side.

58.5 0

It is tossed up, full and on leg. Mindley gets it to square leg off the inner half.

58.4 0

On off, blocked out watchfully.

58.3 0

Quicker and fuller, on fourth stump. Mindley goes for the drive but gets it to square leg off the inside edge.

58.2 0

Fuller and on leg, Mindley once again pads it out.

58.1 0

It is tossed up, around off, turning a long way down leg. Mindley pads it to short leg.

Score after 58 overs : 173/9

Runs Scored

2 Runs

M Mindley

1 (4)

R Chase

4 (14)

S Boland

15-4-28-0

57.6 1

A full-length ball, on off. Mindley looks to flick it away but only manages to find a leading edge. It lobs and lands safely at point. The batters cross for one. Mindley will retain the strike.

57.5 0

An in-tucker this time, full and on off. Mindley blocks it on his front foot.

57.4 0

It is full, around off. Mindley opens the face and guides it towards the man at gully.

57.3 1

Much fuller, swinging into the pads, Chase gets inside the line and flicks it to wide of long on for a single.

57.2 0

Good length, outside off. Chase lets it be.

57.1 0

Fuller, on off stump. Chase blocks it out watchfully.

Score after 57 overs : 171/9

Runs Scored

1 Runs

M Mindley

0 (1)

R Chase

3 (11)

N Lyon

14-2-46-3

56.6 0

On off, blocked out.

56.5 W 0

OUT! LBW! Another one bites the dust. Tosses it up on middle, Alzarri Joseph looks to block it but misses. A loud appeal and the finger goes up. Alzarri Joseph goes upstairs. Fair delivery, Ultra edge shows no spike. Ball Tracking shows three reds and Alzarri Joseph makes his way back into the hut for a golden duck! Marquino Mindley walks in.

56.4 1

Tossed up, on middle. Roston Chase pushes it to mid on for one.

56.3 0

Outside off this time, Roston Chase looks to defend it but the ball hits his pads and lobs towards the slips.

56.2 0

Another one on off as this is defended towards the bowler.

56.1 0

Fuller and on off, Roston Chase defends it to mid off.

Alzarri Joseph is the new batter.

Score after 56 overs : 170/8

Runs Scored

1 Runs

A Phillip

43 (78)

R Chase

2 (7)

S Boland

14-4-26-0

55.6 W 0

OUT! RUN OUT! Comedy of errors out in middle and Australia do benefit from it. West Indies lose another wicket here. It is a full-length ball, outside off. Anderson Phillip looks to drive it through the line but does so uppishly. It lands just short of the fielder at covers. Anderson Phillip thinks he could sneak in a single here and ventures out of the crease looking for one. Marnus Labuschagne though is quick to charge in from the deep and is alert enough to through it towards the striker's end as Anderson Phillip found himself in no man's land. Phillip tried to get back but could not do in time as Alex Carey was on the money with his throw from a few meters out.

55.5 0

Slightly full, on middle and leg. Anderson Phillip shuffles and pushes it towards mid on.

55.4 0

Good length, outside off. Anderson Phillip lets it be.

55.3 1

A quick single this time. An inswinging delivery, full and on off. Chase blocks it into the deck and scampers across for a quick single.

55.2 0

Length and on off, Chase knocks it towards covers.

55.1 0

Chase stays back and shoulders his arms at this length delivery as it is wide outside off.

Score after 55 overs : 169/7

Runs Scored

0 Runs

A Phillip

43 (75)

R Chase

1 (4)

N Lyon

13-2-45-2

54.6 0

Tossed up, around off, this one turns into the batter. Anderson Phillip tries to defend it but it almost carries to the man at short leg. A maiden for Lyon.

54.5 0

Fuller, on off. Phillip plays it back to the bowler.

54.4 0

On off, defended out carefully.

54.3 0

Loops it up, full and outside off. It grips and turns in. Anderson Phillip gets rapped high on his pads.

54.2 0

A googly now on a fuller length, Anderson Phillip pushes it out to safety.

54.1 0

Floated and full, on off. Anderson Phillip defends it out on his front foot.

Score after 54 overs : 169/7

Runs Scored

5 Runs

R Chase

1 (4)

A Phillip

43 (69)

S Boland

13-4-25-0

53.6 0

Fuller in length, attacking the stumps. Chase blocks it out watchfully. Scott Boland is still hunting for a wicket here.

53.5 0

On off, defended out.

53.4 3

Fuller, on off, Phillip lofts it over mid on this time. It is long chase for the fielder and hence the batters decide to take three. The third run could've turned to be a risky one if Marnus Labuschagne would've hit the stumps at the non-striker's end, as he gathers the throw from the deep but fails to have any contact with the stumps.

53.3 2

In the air but safe! It is a length ball, around off. Anderson Phillip gets on his front foot and looks to drive it through the line. The ball lofts over covers and lands safely. The batters take a couple.

53.2 0

Quite full, angled into the pads, Anderson Phillip nudges it to the leg side.

53.1 0

Boland bends his back hard and dishes out a bouncer at 132 clicks. Anderson Phillip wisely ducks under this one.

Score after 53 overs : 164/7

Runs Scored

2 Runs

R Chase

1 (2)

A Phillip

38 (65)

N Lyon

12-1-45-2

52.6 0

Pushed through quicker, full and on off. Chase drives it to the man at extra cover.

52.5 1

A single now as this is driven down the ground towards long off.

52.4 0

Full yet again, attacking the stumps. Phillip gets it to the leg side off the inner half.

52.3 1

Fuller and on off. Chase pushes it to covers for a single. He gets off the mark.

52.2 W 0

OUT! LBW! Nathan Lyon puts in a loud appeal for lbw but it is turned down. Steven Smith and company though seems to be interested and the review is taken. Coming to the delivery, it is tossed up, around off. It grips and turns in. Joshua Da Silva goes back inside the crease to flick it away but takes a blow high on his pads. The Snicko confirms that there is no bat involved. The Ball Tracking shows three reds and Joshua Da Silva's innings comes to an end. He trudges back to pavilion. West Indies slip even further now.

52.1 0

Lyon starts this over with a googly and Joshua Da Silva blocks it off watchfully.

Drinks! Australia and Mitchell Starc have made a dream start at the start of Day 3. West Indies have taken the aggressive route after the fall of Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Jason Holder. Both Joshua Da Silva and Anderson Phillip have made an effort to steady the sinking ship, but they still have a mountain to climb. Australian bowlers will be looking to break this partnership as well. Nathan Lyon will continue to bowl.

Score after 52 overs : 162/6

Runs Scored

1 Runs

A Phillip

37 (63)

Da Silva

23 (36)

S Boland

12-4-20-0

51.6 0

Fuller one and on off, Anderson Phillip eases it to the fielder at mid on.

51.5 lb 1

Bowls it on off, Joshua Da Silva looks to flick it but the ball hits his pads and rolls towards the leg side. They cross for a leg bye.

51.4 0

Shorter one outside off, Joshua Da Silva leaves it alone.

51.3 0

Fuller again, Joshua Da Silva flicks it but finds the fielder ta mid-wicket.

51.2 0

Goes fuller and on off, Joshua Da Silva opens the face of the bat and pats it to short point.

51.1 0

Good length angling it in, Joshua Da Silva defends it solidly.

Score after 51 overs : 161/6

Runs Scored

4 Runs

A Phillip

37 (62)

Da Silva

23 (31)

N Lyon

11-1-43-1

50.6 0

Fuller and on off, Anderson Phillip defends it to short leg again.

50.5 0

Bowls it on off, Anderson Phillip blocks it to short leg.

50.4 0

Similar to the last delivery, Anderson Phillip defends it back towards Nathan Lyon again.

50.3 0

Another one on middle, Anderson Phillip defends it back towards the bowler.

50.2 4

FOUR! Fuller and on middle, Anderson Phillip gets on his knee and slogs it over mid-wicket for a boundary!

50.1 0

Tossed up, on off. Anderson Phillip defends it to the off side.

Score after 50 overs : 157/6

Runs Scored

7 Runs

A Phillip

33 (56)

Da Silva

23 (31)

S Boland

11-3-20-0

49.6 1

Fuller one and on off, Anderson Phillip knocks it to mid off and calls for a quick single. The fielder has a shy but misses. Close!

49.5 0

This one lands just outside off, Anderson Phillip looks to defend it but misses. A stifled appeal but the umpire is unmoved.

49.4 0

Good length and on off, Anderson Phillip defends it solidly.

49.3 0

Fuller and on off, Anderson Phillip drives it but finds the fielder at covers.

49.2 2

Outside off, Anderson Phillip pulls it to square leg for a brace.

49.1 4

FOUR! On off, Anderson Phillip drills it down the ground and over Scott Boland for a boundary!

Score after 49 overs : 150/6

Runs Scored

2 Runs

A Phillip

26 (50)

Da Silva

23 (31)

N Lyon

10-1-39-1

48.6 1

Fuller and on middle, Anderson Phillip flicks it to mid-wicket for one.

48.5 0

Fullish on the middle. Anderson Phillip lunges and defends it back to Nathan Lyon.

48.4 0

Fuller and on off, Anderson Phillip defends it back towards the bowler.

48.3 0

Bowls it on off, Anderson Phillip defends it to mid off again.

48.2 1

Another one on off, Anderson Phillip eases it to mid off.

48.1 0

Bowls it on off with some turn, Anderson Phillip eases it to mid off.

Score after 48 overs : 148/6

Runs Scored

3 Runs

Da Silva

23 (31)

A Phillip

24 (44)

M Neser

12-3-34-2

47.6 0

On a length and just outside off, Joshua Da Silva leaves it alone.

47.5 0

Bowls it fuller and on off, Joshua Da Silva blocks it back towards the bowler.

47.4 0

Fuller one and on off, Joshua Da Silva eases it to mid off.

47.3 0

Good length and outside off, Joshua Da Silva leaves it alone.

47.2 3

Outside off this time, Anderson Phillip lofts it over covers. The fielder has a long chase to do. The batters collect three runs.

47.1 0

Good length and on off, Anderson Phillip defends it towards mid off.

Score after 47 overs : 145/6

Runs Scored

1 Runs

Da Silva

23 (27)

A Phillip

21 (42)

N Lyon

9-1-37-1

46.6 0

Bowls it outside off with some turn, Joshua Da Silva looks to defend it but gets beaten on the outside edge.

46.5 0

Another one on off, Joshua Da Silva defends it solidly.

46.4 0

Slightly shorter one, Joshua Da Silva defends it to the fielder at short leg.

46.3 0

Bowls it on off, Joshua Da Silva blocks it back towards the bowler.

46.2 1

Fuller again, Anderson Phillip knocks it to mid on for one.

46.1 0

Fuller and on off, Anderson Phillip eases it to mid on.

Score after 46 overs : 144/6

Runs Scored

8 Runs

Da Silva

23 (23)

A Phillip

20 (40)

M Neser

11-3-31-2

45.6 0

Fuller one again, Joshua Da Silva defends it to mid off.

45.5 0

On off this time as this is defended towards the fielder at point.

45.4 4

FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries. Fuller and on off again, Joshua Da Silva flicks it in the gap through mid-wicket for a boundary!

45.3 4

FOUR! Fine shot. Fuller and on off, Joshua Da Silva guides it through point for a boundary!

45.2 0

Bowls it just outside off, Joshua Da Silva looks to defend it but gets beaten on the outside edge.

45.1 0

Good length and on off, Joshua Da Silva defends it solidly.

Score after 45 overs : 136/6

Runs Scored

11 Runs

A Phillip

20 (40)

Da Silva

15 (17)

N Lyon

8-1-36-1

44.6 4

FOUR! Fuller and on off, Anderson Phillip slog sweeps it through square leg for a boundary!

44.5 0

Bowls it down leg, Anderson Phillip leaves it as the ball hits his pads.

44.4 0

Goes fuller and on off, Anderson Phillip defends it to mid on.

44.3 4

FOUR! Fuller and on off, Anderson Phillip drills it down the ground and over Nathan Lyon for a boundary!

44.2 3

Slightly shorter one, Joshua Da Silva punches it to deep covers. The fielder chases it well. They collect three runs.

44.1 0

Slightly shorter one, Joshua Da Silva eases it to mid on.

Score after 44 overs : 125/6

Runs Scored

3 Runs

A Phillip

12 (36)

Da Silva

12 (15)

M Neser

10-3-23-2

43.6 0

On a length and on off, Anderson Phillip defends it to the fielder at gully.

43.5 0

Bangs a bouncer, Anderson Phillip ducks under it.

43.4 1

Good length angling it in, Joshua Da Silva tucks it to square leg for one.

43.3 2

Goes fuller, Joshua Da Silva nudges it to deep mid-wicket for a brace.

43.2 0

Slower one nad on middle, Joshua Da Silva defends it back towards the bowler.

43.1 0

On a length and outside off, Joshua Da Silva defends it to mid off.

Score after 43 overs : 122/6

Runs Scored

10 Runs

A Phillip

12 (34)

Da Silva

9 (11)

N Lyon

7-1-25-1

42.6 0

Fuller and on off, Anderson Phillip defends it to mid on.

42.5 0

Outside off, left alone.

42.4 4

FOUR! Fuller and on off, Anderson Phillip drills it through mid off for a boundary!

42.3 0

Outside off turning it in, Anderson Phillip looks to defend it but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

42.2 6

SIX! Bowls it fuller and on off, Anderson Phillip gets on his knee and slog sweeps it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie!

42.1 0

Fuller one with a hint of turn, Anderson Phillip looks to defend it but misses.

Score after 42 overs : 112/6

Runs Scored

7 Runs

Da Silva

9 (11)

A Phillip

2 (28)

M Starc

14-4-40-1

41.6 2

Good length shaping it away, Joshua Da Silva taps it to covers for a brace.

41.5 0

Slightly shorter one, on off. Joshua Da Silva fends it to point.

41.4 4

FOUR! Fuller and on middle, Joshua Da Silva flicks it in the gap and through mid-wicket for a boundary!

41.3 0

On a length and on leg, Joshua Da Silva defends it back towards the bowler.

41.2 1

Fuller and on off, Anderson Phillip knocks it to mid off for one.

41.1 0

On a length and on off, Anderson Phillip defends it solidly back towards the bowler.

Score after 41 overs : 105/6

Runs Scored

2 Runs

Da Silva

3 (7)

A Phillip

1 (26)

N Lyon

6-1-15-1

40.6 0

A dot ball to end the over. Fuller and on the stumps as Joshua Da Silva tucks it to the short leg fielder.

40.5 0

Slightly shorter one as this is defended towards Nathan Lyon.

40.4 0

Fuller and on off, Joshua Da Silva defends it to short leg.

40.3 2

Slightly shorter and outside off turning it in, Joshua Da Silva looks to play at it but gets an inside edge as the ball passes through the stumps and rolls towards fine leg. They batters collect two.

40.2 0

Another one outside off as this is defended towards the bowler.

40.1 0

Bowls it outside off turning it in, Joshua Da Silva makes a tight leave.

Score after 40 overs : 103/6

Runs Scored

1 Runs

A Phillip

1 (26)

Da Silva

1 (1)

M Starc

13-4-33-1

39.6 0

Slower one outside off, Anderson Phillip leaves it alone.

39.5 0

Goes fuller this time, on off. Anderson Phillip defends it to mid off.

39.4 0

On a length and on off, Anderson Phillip defends it towards mid off.

39.3 1

Good length and on leg, Joshua Da Silva flicks it to backward square leg for one.

Joshua Da Silva walks in.
39.2 W 0

OUT! EDGED AND CAUGHT BEHIND! A slower one and outside off shaping it away, Jason Holder looks to drive it but gets a thick outside edge as the ball carries behind the stumps. Alex Carey is aware of it and takes an excellent catch diving to his right. A dream start for Mitchell Starc and Australia here an they have two early wickets inside the first three overs!

39.1 0

Good length and outside off, slower too. Jason Holder shoulders arms at it.

Score after 39 overs : 102/5

Runs Scored

0 Runs

A Phillip

1 (23)

J Holder

0 (2)

N Lyon

5-1-13-1

38.6 0

Fuller and on off, Anderson Phillip defends it solidly off his front foot.

38.5 0

Tosses it up outside off, Anderson Phillip leaves it alone.

38.4 0

Fuller and on off, Anderson Phillip defends it solidly.

38.3 0

Outside off this time, Anderson Phillip leaves it alone.

38.2 0

Similar to the last delivery as this again hits his pads and lobs towards the fielder at short leg.

38.1 0

Slightly shorter one with some turn, Anderson Phillip looks to defend it but the ball hits his thigh.

Score after 38 overs : 102/5

Runs Scored

0 Runs

J Holder

0 (2)

A Phillip

1 (17)

M Starc

12-4-32-0

37.6 0

Outside off this time, Jason Holder taps it towards the off side. Nathan Lyon to bowl from the other end.

37.5 0

Good length and on off, Jason Holder defends it back towards the bowler.

37.4 W 0

OUT! RUN OUT! A huge mix-up and Tagenarine Chanderpaul has to make his way back into the hut. A perfect start for Australia. On a length and on off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul taps it to the leg side and calls for one but Anderson Phillip sends him back from half way. Mitchell Starc is quick enough to get towards the ball as he makes a direct hit. The decision is sent upstairs. Replay shows that Tagenarine Chanderpaul was just out of his crease and Australia have an early breakthrough right at the start of Day 3! Jason Holder walks in next.

37.3 0

Bangs a shorter one, Tagenarine Chanderpaul ducks underneath it.

37.2 0

Good length and on leg as he comes 'round the wicket, Tagenarine Chanderpaul defends it to square leg.

37.1 0

Starts with a shorter one outside leg, Tagenarine Chanderpaul lets it go.

We are all set for the game to begin. Australian players and the umpires make their way out in the middle. Anderson Phillip and Tagenarine Chanderpaul will continue to bat. Mitchell Starc to start with the ball. Here we go.
West Indies openers Kraigg Brathwaite and Tagenarine Chanderpaul, yet again started off well and batted out good adding 35 runs. Once they lost their skipper, the wickets kept on tumbling for them. Trailing by a huge margin, Tagenarine Chanderpaul stood firm and is playing a special knock of 47 off 98 deliveries. He will hope to keep on batting and keep the scoreboard ticking for the West Indies. Can the visitors bat their way and pull a rabbit out of the hat on Day 3? Stay tuned to find out.
Steven Smith declared the Australian innings at 511/7 after 137 overs. A special knock from Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head made them reach to a mammoth total. Once they declared, the plan was clear for them, to bag as many wickets as possible at the end of Day 2. They managed to get 4 wickets as Michael Neser took two and Lyon and Green took one each. They will hope to take some early wickets at the start now.
Hello and a warm welcome to the first session of the Day 3 of West Indies tour of Australia. The first two days were dominated by the hosts and they are in the drivers seat at the moment. The Windies will have to do something special to make their way back into the game. West Indies are at 102/4 after 37 overs and they still trail by 409 runs.
... DAY 3, SESSION 1 ...
Australia certainly have an upper hand in this fixture and will surely be coming on with an intention of killing the game as early as possible. West Indies batters certainly have their task cut out and cannot afford any errors at this stage. The action continues on 10th December as the Day 3 begins at 9.30 am IST (4 am GMT). But as you all know you can join us early for the build-up. Cheers!
It was a special knock from Tagenarine Chanderpaul that has kept them in the game so far. West Indies have all their hopes on this newcomer when they come back to bat on Day 3. The youngster hardly found an able partner at the other end, as Nathan Lyon and Cameron Green rubbed salt on the wounds with a wicket each. Although Anderson Phillip in the end, did enough to see off the Day's play.
Australia declared at 511/7 before having a shy with the ball at the brink of Tea. They could not find any success in the limited amount of time in hand, although the scenario changed completely in the post-Tea session. It was the brilliance of Neser that caused an upset for West Indies as he picked two in quick succession to hurt the visitors.
Right then, it is Australia who end the proceedings of Day 2 on a high. West Indies were unable to keep the Australian bowlers at bay in the final session here. The visitors still trail by 409 runs.

Score after 37 overs : 102/4

Runs Scored

2 Runs

A Phillip

1 (17)

T Chanderpaul

47 (98)

C Green

3-0-23-1

36.6 0

A length ball, wide of off. Anderson Phillip negotiates the final delivery by defending it into the deck. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 2.

36.5 0

A sharp bouncer on middle. Anderson Phillip ducks under it safely.

36.4 0

Length ball, on middle and leg. Anderson Phillip defends it out solidly.

36.3 0

Fuller, on off. Anderson Phillip presses forward and blocks it out.

36.2 0

A length ball, that lands outside off and jags back in a long way. Anderson Phillip shoulders his arms at it and takes a blow near his waist.

36.2 nb 1

Cameron Green goes full, on middle and leg. Anderson Phillip gets his blade down in time. Another no ball for Green. He needs to be careful with his landing.

36.1 1

A short ball, on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul pulls it hard to the leg side. Travis Head takes a blow over his knees here and allows the batters to only cross for one.

Score after 36 overs : 100/4

Runs Scored

1 Runs

A Phillip

1 (11)

T Chanderpaul

46 (97)

M Neser

9-3-20-2

35.6 0

Fuller, attacking the stumps. Anderson Phillip presses forward and blocks it out.

35.5 0

Much fuller, outside off, gets no shape on this one. Anderson Phillip looks to defend it inside the line and gets beaten.

35.4 0

Good length, outside off, this one nips in off the deck. Anderson Phillip defends it out solidly.

35.3 0

Anderson Phillip leaves this length ball with ease as this is sliding down leg.

35.2 0

It is full, on middle and leg. Anderson Phillip defends it to mid on.

35.1 1

Back of a length, on fourth stump. Tagenarine Chanderpaul dabs it down to third man for one. 100 is up for the visitors now.

Score after 35 overs : 99/4

Runs Scored

4 Runs

T Chanderpaul

45 (96)

A Phillip

1 (6)

C Green

2-0-21-1

34.6 1

A short ball, on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul pulls it hard to mid-wicket. Marnus Labuschagne kills the pace by getting a hand on it. The batters take one.

34.5 0

A dot now as this length ball is played towards mid-wicket.

34.4 1

A single now as this is flicked behind square on the leg side.

34.4 nb 1

Outside off, left alone. The umpire signals a no ball for overstepping.

34.3 1

In the air, but it lands safely! It is a short ball, on the bodyline. This one gets big on Chanderpaul. He gets a thick outside edge and the ball flies towards fine leg. The two fielders in the deep try to converge but it lands in between them.

34.2 0

Green dishes a sharp bouncer, on middle. Tagenarine Chanderpaul ducks under it safely.

34.1 0

Tagenarine Chanderpaul mistimes his pull shot this time to square leg.

Score after 34 overs : 95/4

Runs Scored

5 Runs

A Phillip

0 (4)

T Chanderpaul

43 (91)

M Neser

8-3-19-2

33.6 0

Good length, wide of off. Anderson Phillip steps forward and shoulders his arms at it.

33.5 0

Neser goes full yet again, on off. Phillip gets it to mid-wicket off the inside edge.

33.4 0

Fuller in length, on off. Anderson Phillip blocks it behind point.

33.3 1

Fraction short, outside off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul cuts it to sweeper cover for one.

33.2 4

FOUR! Up and over! It is much fuller, angled across the left-hander. Tagenarine Chanderpaul gets under it and lofts it over covers for an exceptional boundary.

33.1 0

A length ball, on off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul is solid in his defense.

Score after 33 overs : 90/4

Runs Scored

17 Runs

A Phillip

0 (1)

T Chanderpaul

38 (88)

C Green

1-0-17-1

32.6 0

Back of a length, on fifth stump, left alone.

32.5 W 0

OUT! CHOPPED ON! West Indies lose their fourth wicket now. Cameron Green strikes and finds an important breakthrough here. Australia are on top in this game. It is a length ball, on fourth stump. Devon Thomas tries to chase it but without any foot movement. He ends up dragging it on his own stumps. Cameron Green has turned this expensive over into a fruitful one. Anderson Phillip is the new man at the crease now.

32.4 4

FOUR! Nicely played! It is fuller, wide of off. Thomas leans in and carves it behind point for four runs.

32.3 1

A single now as Tagenarine Chanderpaul mistimes his pull to deep square leg.

32.3 nb 5

FOUR! Incredible shot! Back of a length, on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul pulls it in front of the man at mid-wicket. He hits it along the ground as well to fnd the boundary. Another no ball for overstepping.

32.3 nb 2

A length ball, on the pads, Thomas flicks it to deep square leg for one. The umpire signals a no ball as the bowler oversteps.

32.2 1

Short ball, once again. Tagenarine Chanderpaul swivels on his back foot and pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.

32.1 4

FOUR! Green starts off with a loosener. It is a short ball, wide outside off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul rides the bounce well and cuts it over point for a boundary.

Score after 32 overs : 73/3

Runs Scored

0 Runs

D Thomas

14 (34)

T Chanderpaul

28 (84)

M Neser

7-3-14-2

31.6 0

Fuller, on middle and leg. Devon Thomas defends it to covers. A maiden for Neser this time.

31.5 0

A loud appeal for caught behind but the umpire disagrees. Steven Smith is quite interested and he takes the review. It is a length ball, on off, nipping away a touch. Devon Thomas looks to drive it away but misses. Alex Carey gathers it and puts in a loud appeal the slip cordon joins in as well. The Snicko confirms that there is no bat on it, as it comes off the pads. Later, Australia lose a review and Devon Thomas gain some more time at the crease.

31.4 0

Around off, defended to point.

31.3 0

Touch fuller, on off. Devon Thomas goes back and blocks it into the deck.

31.2 0

On the pads, flicked to the leg side.

31.1 0

Almost! A length ball, outside off, shaping away a touch. Devon Thomas looks to play it without any footwork and gets a thick outside edge. Fortunately for him, it meet David Warner on a bounce at first slip.

Score after 31 overs : 73/3

Runs Scored

0 Runs

T Chanderpaul

28 (84)

D Thomas

14 (28)

S Boland

10-3-13-0

30.6 0

On a length again, around off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul gets it to point.

30.5 0

Boland dishes a length ball, landing on middle and moving away. Tagenarine Chanderpaul shuffles and blocks it solidly with full-face of the blade.

30.4 0

Tagenarine Chanderpaul defends this length ball solidly.

30.3 0

A length ball, close to the body, Tagenarine Chanderpaul stays back and defends it to the off side.

30.2 0

This time Boland attacks the off pole with a length ball. Chanderpaul pushes it out to safety.

30.1 0

A length ball, around off, angled across the left-hander. Tagenarine Chanderpaul looks to block it inside the line but misses it completely.

Score after 30 overs : 73/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

D Thomas

14 (28)

T Chanderpaul

28 (78)

M Starc

11-3-32-0

29.6 0

Good length, on the hips, Thomas flicks it to the leg side.

29.5 0

A huge swing and a miss! It is a half-volley, wide of off. Devon Thomas looks to go after it but is a tad late into his shot.

29.4 0

On off, played to covers.

29.3 4

FOUR! EDGED! A full-length ball, wide of off. Devon Thomas goes after it and manages to get a thick outside edge. It flies over the slip cordon and races away to the third man fence.

29.2 0

Length, on off, pushed to covers.

29.1 0

Good length, outside off. Thomas stays back and shoulders his arms at it.

Score after 29 overs : 69/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

D Thomas

10 (22)

T Chanderpaul

28 (78)

S Boland

9-2-13-0

28.6 1

A single to end the over as Thomas knocks this length ball towards point and scampers across.

28.5 0

It is full, swinging into the pads, Devon Thomas blocks it out with a straight bat.

28.4 1

Tap and run! Very good from Tagenarine Chanderpaul. It is a length ball, on off, Chanderpaul dabs it down to point and scampers across for a quick single.

28.3 0

Full length, on off stump. Tagenarine Chanderpaul gets his blade down in time and blocks it to covers.

28.2 0

A length ball, angled in on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul squares up and gets it to point off the outer half.

28.1 0

Good length, wide of off, nipping in late. Tagenarine Chanderpaul though leaves it without any hesitation.

Score after 28 overs : 67/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

D Thomas

9 (20)

T Chanderpaul

27 (74)

M Starc

10-3-28-0

27.6 0

Four dots in a row to end the over! It is a short ball, angling across the right-hander. Devon Thomas leaves it alone.

27.5 0

This is short, around the hips. Thomas hops and nudges it to the leg side.

27.4 0

Good length, on off, blocked out.

27.3 0

Outside off, left alone.

27.2 1

Fuller, on the pads, Tagenarine Chanderpaul flicks it over mid-wicket for one.

27.1 0

Going down leg, left alone.

Score after 27 overs : 66/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

T Chanderpaul

26 (72)

D Thomas

9 (16)

N Lyon

4-0-13-1

26.6 b 1

BYE! Misses everyone. Flatter, outside off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul looks to cut it away but misses. It goes to fine leg after hitting Carey behind the sticks. The collect a bye.

26.5 0

Quicker and full, on middle. Tagenarine Chanderpaul defends it to short leg.

26.4 0

Full and on off, pushed to covers.

26.3 0

Loops it up, outside off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul lets it go.

26.2 0

Tossed up, on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul blocks it out.

26.1 3

Floated and full, on off. Thomas whips it through mid-wicket. The batters take three this time.

Score after 26 overs : 62/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

T Chanderpaul

26 (67)

D Thomas

6 (15)

M Starc

9-3-27-0

25.6 0

Back of a length, on fourth stump. Tagenarine Chanderpaul gets behind the line and defends it out watchfully.

25.5 3

A length ball, around off. Thomas gets on his front foot, opens the face of the blade and works it past point with soft hands. Cameron Green gives a chase and stops it just before the ropes. The batters run three.

25.4 0

Shorter, outside off. Thomas lets it be.

25.3 0

Swing and a miss! Full length, wide outside off. Thomas looks to go for the booming drive but misses. The ball zips past the outside edge. Mitchell Starc asking the right questions here.

25.2 0

JAFFA! It is a short ball, in the channel, no movement this time. Devon Thomas looks to defend it out but gets beaten on the outside edge.

25.1 0

Full length, wide of off, angling across. Thomas has no shot to offer.

Just as the over finishes the umpires have decided to change the ball now.

Score after 25 overs : 59/3

Runs Scored

6 Runs

T Chanderpaul

26 (66)

D Thomas

3 (10)

N Lyon

3-0-10-1

24.6 0

On middle this time, Tagenarine Chanderpaul eases it back towards the bowler.

24.5 0

Quicker one on off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul slaps it but finds the fielder at covers.

24.4 0

Bowls it on middle, Tagenarine Chanderpaul blocks it back towards Nathan Lyon.

24.3 0

Fuller and on middle, defended solidly.

Looks like there is some leather coming off the ball here. The umpires are having a closer look here, but they do not change it as of now.
24.2 6

SIX! Fuller nad on off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul gets on his knee and slog sweeps it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum!

24.1 0

Tossed up with some turn, Tagenarine Chanderpaul leaves it alone.

Score after 24 overs : 53/3

Runs Scored

0 Runs

D Thomas

3 (10)

T Chanderpaul

20 (60)

M Starc

8-3-24-0

23.6 0

On a length and outside off, Devon Thomas shoulders arms at it.

23.5 0

Good length angling it in, Devon Thomas defends it solidly.

23.4 0

An outswinger outside off, Devon Thomas shoulders arms at it.

23.3 0

Another one outside off as this is left alone again.

23.2 0

Fuller length angling across outside the off. Thomas leaves it alone to the keeper.

23.1 0

Shorter and outside off, Devon Thomas leaves it alone.

Score after 23 overs : 53/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

T Chanderpaul

20 (60)

D Thomas

3 (4)

N Lyon

2-0-4-1

22.6 0

Fuller and on off, this is defended well.

22.5 3

Oh, this was close! Fuller with some turn as it nips back in. Devon Thomas looks to drive it but misses. The ball gaps between his bat and the pads and just misses the leg pole. There was a bit of inside edge as the ball rolls towards fine leg and the batters collect three runs.

22.4 0

On off this time, Devon Thomas defends it to short leg.

22.3 0

Another fuller one as this is again defended towards Nathan Lyon.

22.2 0

Fuller and on off, Devon Thomas defends it back towards the bowler.

Devon Thomas is the new man in.
22.1 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Nathan Lyon gets his first of the night. Over the wicket, fuller in length and delivers it outside off. Jermaine Blackwood sits down on one knee and looks to play at it but the ball hits the upper part of his bat and carries towards Nathan Lyon as he takes a good catch. West Indies lose their third wicket!

Score after 22 overs : 50/2

Runs Scored

0 Runs

T Chanderpaul

20 (59)

J Blackwood

3 (5)

M Starc

7-2-24-0

21.6 0

Another one outside off as this is left alone again. A maiden for Mitchell Starc.

21.5 0

Bowls it outside off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul leaves the harmless delivery.

21.4 0

Shorter and outside off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul looks to pull it but misses.

21.3 0

Slightly shorter one, Tagenarine Chanderpaul fends it to square leg.

21.2 0

Another one just outside off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul looks to defend it but misses again.

21.1 0

On a length with some extra bounce, Tagenarine Chanderpaul looks to defend it but misses.

The groundsmen are out in the middle working on the bowler's landing area. West Indies are 50/2 and it's a worrisome moment for them. They will need to build up a solid partnership if they need to get back in the game. Australian bowlers are finding their lengths right and getting timely breakthroughs. Mitchell Starc comes into the attack now.

Score after 21 overs : 50/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

J Blackwood

3 (5)

T Chanderpaul

20 (53)

N Lyon

1-0-1-0

20.6 0

Another one on middle as this is again defended back towards Nathan Lyon.

20.5 0

Tossed up, on middle. Jermaine Blackwood defends it solidly.

20.4 1

Slightly shorter one, Tagenarine Chanderpaul cuts it to point. The fielder stops it well. They collect one.

20.3 0

Fuller one this time, this is defended back towards Nathan Lyon.

20.2 0

Bowls it outside off with a hint of turn, Tagenarine Chanderpaul looks to block it but misses.

20.1 0

Tossed up, on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul defends it to short leg.

Score after 20 overs : 49/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

J Blackwood

3 (3)

T Chanderpaul

19 (49)

M Neser

6-2-14-2

19.6 0

Bowls it on off as this is defended towards mid off.

19.5 1

Fuller and on off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul flicks it to short mid-wicket and scampers through for a single.

19.4 1

On off as Jermaine Blackwood guides it to fine leg for a single.

19.3 2

Fuller and on off, Jermaine Blackwood flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a brace.

Jermaine Blackwood walks in.
19.2 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Australia get their second of the day and West Indies need to work their way back into the game. On a length and just outside off, Shamarh Brooks looks to block it but misses and gets the slightest of the edge. Alex Carey behind the stumps makes no mistake and Shamarh Brooks makes his way back into the hut.

19.1 0

Fuller and on off, Shamarh Brooks defends it back towards the bowler.

Score after 19 overs : 45/1

Runs Scored

2 Runs

T Chanderpaul

18 (48)

S Brooks

8 (18)

S Boland

8-2-11-0

18.6 0

Fuller one angling it in, Tagenarine Chanderpaul eases it to mid on.

18.5 0

Good length and on off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul defends it solidly.

18.4 0

Bowls it outside off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul leaves it alone.

18.3 0

Fuller and on off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul defends it solidly.

18.2 2

Bowls it outside off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul steers it to backward point for a brace.

18.1 0

Full and on off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul defends it solidly.

Score after 18 overs : 43/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

S Brooks

8 (18)

T Chanderpaul

16 (42)

M Neser

5-2-10-1

17.6 0

Dropped! So close. Fuller and on off, Shamarh Brooks looks to knock it but the ball hits the upper part of his bat and carries towards Michael Neser. He looks to grab onto it but just manages to get a hand on it. Close!

17.5 0

Another dot ball as Shamarh Brooks leaves this one alone towards the keeper.

17.4 0

Good length angling in, Shamarh Brooks looks to defend it but gets an inside edge onto the pads. Dot.

17.3 0

Fuller and on off, Shamarh Brooks looks to defend it but gets an outside edge. It doesn't carry to slip and Shamarh Brooks gets a lucky escape.

17.2 0

On a length and on off, Shamarh Brooks defends it solidly.

17.1 0

Bowls it outside off and Shamarh Brooks shoulders arms at it.

Score after 17 overs : 43/1

Runs Scored

3 Runs

S Brooks

8 (12)

T Chanderpaul

16 (42)

S Boland

7-2-9-0

16.6 3

Fuller in length on off stump as Brooks gently times it down the ground and collects three runs.

16.5 0

Another dot ball as this is played towards short mid-wicket.

16.4 0

Serves it fuller, on off. Shamarh Brooks moves across and defends it to covers.

16.3 0

On a length and just outside off, Shamarh Brooks leaves it alone.

16.2 0

Good length shaping it in, Shamarh Brooks defends it to short covers.

16.1 0

Slightly shorter and outside off, Shamarh Brooks shoulders arms at it.

Score after 16 overs : 40/1

Runs Scored

5 Runs

T Chanderpaul

16 (42)

S Brooks

5 (6)

M Neser

4-1-10-1

15.6 0

Fuller and on off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul taps it to the cover fielder.

15.5 0

Bowls it on off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul looks to play at it but gets an inside edge as the ball hits his pads and bounces off the deck. Dot.

15.4 3

Fuller one again, Shamarh Brooks knocks it through mid on as they collect two runs.

15.3 0

Touch full and on off, defended well.

15.2 2

Bowls it on leg, Shamarh Brooks flicks it to square leg for a double.

15.1 0

Shorter and on off, Shamarh Brooks doesn't read it well and gets a hit on his shoulder. Dot.

Score after 15 overs : 35/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

T Chanderpaul

16 (40)

S Brooks

0 (2)

S Boland

6-2-6-0

14.6 0

A maiden for Scott Boland as this is defended back towards him.

14.5 0

On a length angling it in, Tagenarine Chanderpaul defends it solidly.

14.4 0

Good length again, outside off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul leaves it alone.

14.3 0

Outside off again, Tagenarine Chanderpaul shoulders arms at it.

14.2 0

Good length and just outside off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul looks to defend it but misses. Close!

14.1 0

Good length shaping it away, Tagenarine Chanderpaul leaves it alone.

Score after 14 overs : 35/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

S Brooks

0 (2)

T Chanderpaul

16 (34)

M Neser

3-1-5-1

13.6 0

A touch fuller in length outside off stump as the batter defends it towards covers. Dot again.

13.5 0

Length ball outside off stump as the batter leaves it alone here.

Shamarh Brooks in at number 3.
13.4 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! On a length and on off, Kraigg Brathwaite looks to block it but misses as the ball moves a hint away and takes the outside edge of the blade. Alex Carey reads it well and takes it comfortably behind the stumps. The skipper makes his way back into the hut.

13.3 0

Full and on off, Kraigg Brathwaite defends it solidly.

13.2 3

Fuller in length just outside off stump as Tagenarine Chanderpaul drives it down the ground. Marnus Labuschagne has a long chase to do. The batters collect three runs.

13.1 1

On a length and on off, Kraigg Brathwaite flicks it to backward square leg for one.

Score after 13 overs : 31/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

T Chanderpaul

13 (33)

K Brathwaite

18 (45)

S Boland

5-1-6-0

12.6 0

On off again, Tagenarine Chanderpaul defends it to mid off.

12.5 0

This one lands just outside off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul gets in two minds but leaves it alone in the end.

12.4 0

Another one on off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul defends it to mid off.

12.3 0

Good length and just outside off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul looks to defend it but misses. Close!

12.2 0

On off again, Tagenarine Chanderpaul eases it towards point.

12.1 1

On a length and on off, Kraigg Brathwaite defends it towards the off side and takes a single.

Scott Boland comes into the attack now.

Score after 12 overs : 30/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

K Brathwaite

17 (44)

T Chanderpaul

13 (28)

M Neser

2-1-1-0

11.6 1

Another one on leg, Kraigg Brathwaite flicks it to backward square leg for one.

11.5 0

Good length, down leg. Kraigg Brathwaite defends it towards the leg side.

11.4 0

On a length and outside off, Kraigg Brathwaite leaves it alone towards the keeper.

11.3 0

On a length and on off, Kraigg Brathwaite taps it to covers. The fielder does well to stop it. Dot.

11.2 0

Shorter and on off, Kraigg Brathwaite lets it go.

11.1 0

Fuller and on off, Kraigg Brathwaite defends it back towards the bowler.

Score after 11 overs : 29/0

Runs Scored

6 Runs

K Brathwaite

16 (38)

T Chanderpaul

13 (28)

M Starc

6-1-24-0

10.6 1

Bowls it outside off, Kraigg Brathwaite taps it to covers for one.

10.5 1

Fuller and on off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul flicks it to mid-wicket for one.

10.4 0

Slightly shorter and on off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul lets it go.

10.3 3

On off again, Kraigg Brathwaite drives it to deep covers. The fielder cases it well. They collect three runs.

10.2 0

Good length and on off, Kraigg Brathwaite taps it to point. The fielder does well to stop it. Dot.

10.1 1

Fuller and on off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul flicks it to square leg for one.

Score after 10 overs : 23/0

Runs Scored

0 Runs

K Brathwaite

12 (35)

T Chanderpaul

11 (25)

M Neser

1-1-0-0

9.6 0

Michael Neser starts his spell with a maiden over. A length ball, on top of off. Kraigg Brathwaite defends it out watchfully.

9.5 0

Five dots in a row! It is full, around off, shaping away a touch. Kraigg Brathwaite dabs it down towards gully.

9.4 0

Full, on middle and leg. Kraigg Brathwaite eases it to mid on.

9.3 0

Length ball, nipping back in from outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite covers his stumps and nudges it to the leg side.

9.2 0

Two dots to start with! This is a peach of a delivery. On a length, outside off, jags in a bit. Kraigg Brathwaite is beaten as the ball zips past the outside edge.

9.1 0

Neser start with a full one, on off. Kraigg Brathwaite gets his blade down in time and pushes it to the off side.

Score after 9 overs : 23/0

Runs Scored

7 Runs

T Chanderpaul

11 (25)

K Brathwaite

12 (29)

M Starc

5-1-18-0

8.6 0

This is outside off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul leaves it alone.

8.5 2

Fuller, on the pads, Tagenarine Chanderpaul flicks it to deep square leg. The batters take two before the fielder cuts it out.

8.4 1

Touch short, around the hips, Kraigg Brathwaite flicks it to fine leg and crosses.

8.3 4

FOUR! EDGY! Kraigg Brathwaite has the ladyluck on his side here. It is fuller, wide of off. Kraigg Brathwaite gets forward and looks to drive it through covers. The ball though takes a thick outside edge and goes past gully into the ropes at third man.

8.2 0

Another one shaping away from the right-hander. Kraigg Brathwaite shoulders his arms at it.

8.1 0

Good length, angling across the right-hander. Kraigg Brathwaite leaves it alone.

Score after 8 overs : 16/0

Runs Scored

0 Runs

T Chanderpaul

9 (23)

K Brathwaite

7 (25)

S Boland

4-1-5-0

7.6 0

Length, on off, pushed to covers.

7.5 0

Five dots in a row! Outside off, left alone.

7.4 0

Good leave! A length ball, in the channel, shaping in a touch. Tagenarine Chanderpaul keeps his eyes on the ball and leaves it alone for the keeper.

7.3 0

Good length, outside off, nips away off the deck. Tagenarine Chanderpaul leaves it alone.

7.2 0

This one is swinging into the batter, on the pads. Tagenarine Chanderpaul stays back and clips it to the leg side.

7.1 0

It is full, wide of off, skidds through. Tagenarine Chanderpaul watches it sail past him.

Score after 7 overs : 16/0

Runs Scored

0 Runs

K Brathwaite

7 (25)

T Chanderpaul

9 (17)

M Starc

4-1-11-0

6.6 0

A dot to end the over and with that Starc records his first maiden of the innings. It is a length ball, attacking the pads. Kraigg Brathwaite goes back and nudges it to short mid-wicket.

6.5 0

Mitchell Starc serves it full, attacking the stumps. Kraigg Brathwaite hangs back and blocks it out watchfully.

6.4 0

Much fuller, wide outside off, nips in a touch. Kraigg Brathwaite lets it be.

6.3 0

A length ball, wide of off, shaping away. Kraigg Brathwaite leaves it alone for the keeper.

6.2 0

On a length, angling across the right-hander. Kraigg Brathwaite has no shot to offer.

6.1 0

Starc goes full, on leg, gets some shape on it as it goes down leg. Kraigg Brathwaite tries to glance it around the corner but misess.

Score after 6 overs : 16/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

T Chanderpaul

9 (17)

K Brathwaite

7 (19)

S Boland

3-0-5-0

5.6 0

Length ball, on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul defends it to point with an angled bat.

5.5 2

Boland goes full again, outside off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul leans in and drives it through the gap at covers for two runs.

5.4 0

Much fuller, on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul defends it out solidly.

5.3 0

Boland now angles it into the batter, on a length. Tagenarine Chanderpaul defends it out watchfully.

5.2 0

A length ball, outside off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul dabs it down to the man at gully.

5.1 0

Scott Boland starts with a length ball from 'round the wicket. This one straightens up a bit. Tagenarine Chanderpaul misses his block and gets beaten on the outside edge.

It is now time for the final session on Day 2 as the sun goes down. Kraigg Brathwaite and Tagenarine Chanderpaul are out at the crease. The Australian players have also taken the field. It will be Scott Boland to start with the ball this time.
... Day 2, Session 3 ...
West Indies have had a successful outing so far, as they have managed remain unscathed in the short time they spent at the crease. Australian bowlers had only 5 overs to bowl before the Tea break but could not create any clear-cut opportunities to hurt West Indies. In the opening hour of second session, Australia could not continue on their merry way with Head beind perished through a shabby run out. Later, no other batter except Alex Carey could get going. Eventually, the Aussies declared at 511/7 with the tail-enders in play. It was a really good decision to declare early and have a go with the ball but it did not pay off yet. Mitchell Starc and Scott Boland are the two bowlers used so far. The Australian bowlers will be coming back into the final session with an intention of causing immense trouble with the conditions on offer. An all-important session awaits. Do join us at 2.30 pm IST (9 am GMT) to find out how things pan out.

Score after 5 overs : 14/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

K Brathwaite

7 (19)

T Chanderpaul

7 (11)

M Starc

3-0-11-0

4.6 0

Mitchell Starc serves a full-length ball, shaping back off the deck. Kraigg Brathwaite jams it out solidly. That will be TEA on Day 2.

4.5 0

Much fuller, wide outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite gets low and tries to reach out but misses it this time.

4.4 0

On a length, angled across the right-hander. Kraigg Brathwaite lets it go to the keeper.

4.3 0

Outside off, left alone.

4.2 1

Very full, down the leg side. Tagenarine Chanderpaul flicks it to deep square leg and gets to the other end.

4.1 0

BEATEN! This is a pace up delivery. On a length, on fourth stump. Tagenarine Chanderpaul looks to block it inside the line and gets beaten.

Score after 4 overs : 13/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

K Brathwaite

7 (15)

T Chanderpaul

6 (9)

S Boland

2-0-3-0

3.6 0

Good length, outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite looks to chase it but misses.

3.5 0

On the pads, flicked to square leg.

3.4 0

This is swinging into the batter, on a fuller length. Kraigg Brathwaite defends it out solidly.

3.3 1

Fuller and on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul pushes it to point with soft hands and scampers across for a quick single.

3.2 0

This is on a length, outside off, shaping away. Tagenarine Chanderpaul lets it it be.

3.1 0

A length ball, on off, jags back into the batter. Tagenarine Chanderpaul gets rapped high on his pads.

Score after 3 overs : 12/0

Runs Scored

5 Runs

K Brathwaite

7 (12)

T Chanderpaul

5 (6)

M Starc

2-0-10-0

2.6 0

On off, defended out.

2.5 1

Full length, outside off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul stays back and blocks it into covers for one.

2.4 2

NOT OUT! Tagenarine Chanderpaul makes it back into the crease safely. It is full, on off, shapes away a touch. Tagenarine Chanderpaul gets it down to third man off the outer half. The batters call for the second run which could have been risky but there is no damage done in the end.

Is this a run out? The umpire takes it upstairs to confirm. The replays show that Tagenarine Chanderpaul had his bat grounded and he is safe.
2.3 2

Full length, swinging away late. Tagenarine Chanderpaul opens the face of the blade and guides it down to third man for two runs. He gets off the mark now.

2.2 0

Much fuller, sliding down leg. Tagenarine Chanderpaul goes back and eases it to mid on.

2.1 0

Good length, on leg. Tagenarine Chanderpaul gets across and blocks it out to the leg side.

Score after 2 overs : 7/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

K Brathwaite

7 (11)

T Chanderpaul

0 (1)

S Boland

1-0-2-0

1.6 0

An inswinger this time, full and on off. Kraigg Brathwaite gets it to mid on off the inner half.

1.5 0

A short ball, wide of off, this one flies off the deck. Kraigg Brathwaite shuffles across and leaves it alone.

1.4 0

Length, on off, defended out.

1.3 0

Good-length ball, outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite hangs his blade away from his body and gets beaten on the outside edge.

1.2 2

Length ball, on off, this is punched through covers for two runs.

1.1 0

Scott Boland starts with a beauty. A length ball, this one lands outside off and nips in off the deck. Kraigg Brathwaite hops and looks to flick it away but misses. He takes a blow above his pads. There is a loud appeal for lbw but the umpire denies.

Scott Boland to share the new ball.

Score after 1 overs : 5/0

Runs Scored

5 Runs

T Chanderpaul

0 (1)

K Brathwaite

5 (5)

M Starc

1-0-5-0

0.6 0

A huge appeal for lbw but the umpire is unmoved. It is a length ball, around off, moving away. Tagenarine Chanderpaul gets squared up this time.and takes a blow high on his pads.

0.5 1

A single now, as Kraigg Brathwaite tucks this length delivery to square leg.

0.4 4

FOUR! This should settle some nerves. It is much fuller, wide of off. Kraigg Brathwaite leans in and drives it through covers. Marnus Labuschagne gives it a chase but in vain as the ball wins the race.

0.3 0

Starc serves it full this time, around off and gets it back in. Kraigg Brathwaite blocks it back to the bowler watchfully.

0.2 0

Now a full one, sliding across the right-hander. Kraigg Brathwaite has no shot to offer.

0.1 0

Starc starts with a short ball, this one lands on middle and angles into the batter. Kraigg Brathwaite stays back and flicks it to the leg side.

... MATCH DAY ...

It is time for the West Indian batters to have a go with the blade now. It will be Kraigg Brathwaite and Tagenarine Chanderpaul to open for the visitors. The Australian players stride out to the middle as well. It will be Mitchell Starc to start with the new ball. Here we go...
... SECOND INNINGS ...
Right then. Australia have decided to declare now and will have a bite of the pink ball before the Tea break. Nothing much happened with the blade for Aussies in the second session on Day 2, as they kept losing intervals at regular intervals. Alex Carey was the only one who managed to stay out at the crease and take the score above 500. West Indies though came in with the right intent after the post-Dinner session. They did really well to put a lid on the run rate and frustrate the Australian batters. The onus now is on the batters to remain unscathed in the remaining session before they head back to the pavilion for Tea. Stick around to find out how things pan out.

Score after 137 overs : 511/7

Runs Scored

8 Runs

A Carey

41 (54)

M Starc

5 (7)

A Joseph

31-4-107-2

136.6 0

Fuller, on off, driven to covers. Three dots on the trot to end the over. The signal comes from the pavilion and Mitchell Starc and Carey are running off the field here. Australia declare at 511-7.

136.5 0

Back of a length, outside off. Carey lets it be.

136.4 0

It is full, wide of off. Alex Carey throws the kitchen sink at it but connects with thin air. He is having a go here, with the shadows coming into play now.

136.3 4

FOUR! Alex Carey gets his second boundary of the over and moves into 40s. Joseph goes full, on fourth stump. Alex Carey belts it past mid off. It races away.

136.2 0

Alex Carey stays back to this full delivery and nudges it to short mid-wicket.

136.1 4

FOUR! Incredible shot! It is full, wide of off. Carey leans in and drives it on the up. The ball races through the gap at covers for four runs.

Score after 136 overs : 503/7

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Starc

5 (7)

A Carey

33 (48)

K Brathwaite

8-0-35-1

135.6 2

Much fuller, attacking the pads. Starc hangs back and clips it through mid-wicket for two runs.

135.5 0

Loops it up, on off, defended out.

135.4 1

Another single now as this is flicked to mid on.

135.3 1

Loops it up, on middle and leg. Starc flicks it to the left of mid on and crosses. This also brings up 500 for the Aussies.

135.2 0

Full and on off, Starc pushes it out.

135.1 0

On off, blocked out.

Score after 135 overs : 499/7

Runs Scored

8 Runs

A Carey

32 (47)

M Starc

2 (2)

A Phillip

26-2-115-0

134.6 0

Anderson Phillip very nearly gets a wicket here. A length ball, wide of off. Carey decides to play it late and hangs his blade away from his body. The ball takes the outside edge but does not carry to the man at first slip.

134.5 2

A length ball, at 134 clicks, outside off. Carey leans in and times it well. The batters take two before the fielder cuts it out. Carey wanted the third run but was sent back in no time.

134.4 4

FOUR! Up and over! Back of a length, on off. Carey stands tall and heaves it across the line for a boundary at deep mid-wicket. He moves to 30 now.

134.3 0

Much fuller, on middle and leg. Carey whips it to the right of short mid-wicket.

134.2 1

Anderson Phillip comes 'round the wicket and angles a full delivery into the pads. Starc stays inside the crease and glances around the corner for a single.

134.1 1

Back of a length, wide of off. Carey hangs back and cuts it through point for one run.

Score after 134 overs : 491/7

Runs Scored

3 Runs

A Carey

25 (42)

M Starc

1 (1)

K Brathwaite

7-0-31-1

133.6 1

Tossed up, turning down leg. Carey flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

133.5 1

Mitchell Starc gets off the mark instantly as he drives this full delivery to long on for one.

133.4 W 0

OUT! LBW! Kraigg Brathwaite appeals for lbw and the umpire raises his finger in a flash. Michael Neser thinks it is pitching outside leg and takes the review. The delivery is full and around middle, coming in with the arm. Neser looks to sweep it away but misses and takes a blow on his pads. The Snicko confirms that there is clear day-light between bat and ball. The Ball Tracking later confirms that it is umpire's call on ball hitting the wickets. Australia don't lose a review here but surely lose their man. Mitchell Starc is the new man at the crease.

133.3 0

Touch short, outside off. Neser stays back and punches it through point. They take a single.

133.2 1

A single now as this is driven to covers.

133.1 0

On off, defended out.

Score after 133 overs : 488/6

Runs Scored

7 Runs

A Carey

23 (39)

M Neser

18 (33)

A Phillip

25-2-107-0

132.6 1

Length ball, sliding down leg. Carey tucks it behind square on the leg side for one.

132.5 0

Fuller in length, wide of off. Carey leans in and drives it to the fielder at extra covers.

132.4 1

Michael Neser strokes this length delivery towards deep point. Only one taken.

132.3 1

A length ball, on fifth stump. Carey stays back and dabs it down to point for one.

132.2 0

Touch fuller, on off, Carey dabs it out.

132.1 4

FOUR! Top class! Alex Carey is making his intentions clear here. It is a short ball, on off. Carey stays back and whips it over mid-wicket for an incredible boundary.

Drinks break! West Indies have been quite solid with the ball in the post-Dinner session. They have picked up two wickets so far and would be hoping to get a couple more before the end of the session. Alex Carey is the only recognised batter at the crease for the Aussies and he surely holds the key for them. Australia might also be thinking about declaring before the twilight comes into play. Should be interesting to see which path they take. An enticing passage of play awaits.

Score after 132 overs : 481/6

Runs Scored

2 Runs

M Neser

17 (32)

A Carey

17 (34)

R Chase

30-1-117-0

131.6 0

Full and on off, Neser blocks it off his front foot.

131.5 0

On off, defended out.

131.4 1

This is flicked to the leg side for one.

131.3 b 1

BYE! It is tossed up, going down leg. Neser misses his flick and so does the keeper. The batters collect a leg bye.

131.2 0

This one is turning down leg. Neser gets it to square leg off the top of the blade.

131.1 0

Angled into the pads, Neser works it to mid on.

Score after 131 overs : 479/6

Runs Scored

1 Runs

A Carey

16 (33)

M Neser

17 (27)

A Phillip

24-2-100-0

130.6 0

Full length, on off stump. Carey hangs back and blocks it away.

130.5 0

Alex Carey knocks this length delivery to point but straight to the fielder.

130.4 1

Back of a length, wide outside off. Neser stands tall and cuts it to backward point for a single.

130.3 0

Length ball, wide of off. Neser knocks it to the man at extra cover.

130.2 0

Good length, outside off. Neser tries to hit it through the line but gets an inner half.

130.1 0

A length ball, on top of off. Neser stays back and defends it out watchfully.

Score after 130 overs : 478/6

Runs Scored

0 Runs

A Carey

16 (31)

M Neser

16 (23)

R Chase

29-1-116-0

129.6 0

This is quicker, attacking the pads. Carey fails to work it to the leg side and gets pinged on his pads. Going down leg though.

129.5 0

Slower through the air, full and on off. Carey blocks it into the deck.

129.4 0

On off, defended back to the bowler.

129.3 0

Touch short, on off, Carey uses the depth of the crease to deal with it.

129.2 0

Outside off, pushed towards covers.

129.1 0

On a length, angled down leg. Carey stays back and clips it to short leg.

Score after 129 overs : 478/6

Runs Scored

8 Runs

M Neser

16 (23)

A Carey

16 (25)

A Phillip

23-2-99-0

128.6 4

FOUR! A good-looking shot! Back of a length, on off. Neser reads it early, swivels on the back foot and pulls it through the gap at mid-wicket for a boundary.

128.5 1

Phillip goes full this time, wide of off. Carey leans in and pushes it to covers for a single.

128.4 0

Length ball, on off, blocked back to the bowler.

128.3 1

Short and outside off. Neser stands tall and mistime his cut towards covers. The fielder there dives to his right and makes a half stop. One taken.

128.2 2

Full length, on middle and leg. Neser clips it through square leg for two runs.

128.1 0

A length ball, on top of off. Neser tucks it to mid-wicket.

Score after 128 overs : 470/6

Runs Scored

5 Runs

A Carey

15 (23)

M Neser

9 (19)

R Chase

28-0-116-0

127.6 0

A dot to end the over. Angles it in on leg, Carey drives it back to the bowler.

127.5 0

Fuller, on off. Carey blocks it back to the bowler.

127.4 0

On off defended out.

127.3 4

FOUR! Alex Carey just loves playing the reverse-sweep. It is full, on off. Carey gets low and reverse hits it past backward point for four runs.

127.2 0

Tossed up, around off. Carey gets forward and plays it towards backward point.

127.1 1

Slower through the air, full and on off. Neser comes across and flicks it down to long on for one.

Score after 127 overs : 465/6

Runs Scored

2 Runs

A Carey

11 (18)

M Neser

8 (18)

A Joseph

30-4-99-2

126.6 0

A short ball this time, on middle. Carey ducks under this one without any hesitation.

126.5 0

Length ball, on off, defended with straight bat.

126.4 0

Outside off, left alone.

The physio is out now to get the concussion test done. Neser though seems to be alright and is ready to continue.
126.3 lb 1

LEG BYE! Ouch! Neser takes a blow on his helmet. It is an off-cutter, on a shorter length that skidds on off the deck. Neser tries to pull it away but misses and gets pinged on the side of his helmet. The batters still are able to collect a leg bye before Neser gets some attention from the physio.

126.2 1

It is full, wide outside off. Carey times his drive well but only to find the sweeper cover. One taken.

126.1 0

Good length, on leg stump. Carey closes the face of the blade and gets it towards mid on.

Score after 126 overs : 463/6

Runs Scored

1 Runs

M Neser

8 (17)

A Carey

10 (13)

R Chase

27-0-111-0

125.6 0

On off, defended out. Just a single off the over.

125.5 0

Short and on off stump. Neser goes back and plays it to mid off.

125.4 0

Tossed up, on leg, Neser defends it back to Chase.

125.3 0

Slower one now, full and on off. Neser remains solid in his defense.

125.2 0

On off, blocked back to the bowler.

125.1 1

Tossed up, on off. Carey pushes it to the right of the bowler. Roston Chase gets a hand on it but parries it towards mid off. One taken.

Score after 125 overs : 462/6

Runs Scored

9 Runs

M Neser

8 (12)

A Carey

9 (12)

A Joseph

29-4-98-2

124.6 0

A short ball, wide of off. Neser lets it be to conclude a solid for the hosts as 9 runs come off it.

124.5 4

FOUR! Neser gets his first boundary of the innings. A short ball, wide of off. Neser stands tall and cuts it through the gap at backward point for four runs.

124.4 2

Much fuller, on off. Neser strokes it into the gap at covers. They take a couple this time.

124.3 2

It is full, swinging into the pads, Neser keeps his eyes on the ball and clips it to deep square leg. The batters take two before the fielder cuts it out.

124.2 1

Alex Carey flicks this good-length ball to square leg off his hips and crosses for one.

124.1 0

Joseph goes full, wide of off. Carey steps forward and drives it to the man at mid off.

Score after 124 overs : 453/6

Runs Scored

1 Runs

M Neser

0 (8)

A Carey

8 (10)

R Chase

26-0-110-0

123.6 0

Fuller and attacking the stumps. Neser blocks it out carefully.

123.5 0

This is sliding down leg. Neser goes back and pads it out.

123.4 0

Tosses it up, on middle stump. Neser gets it to mid on off the inner half.

123.3 1

Carey drives this full delivery into covers for a single.

123.2 0

A sitfled applead! It is looped up, on off. Carey gets low and goes for the reverse-sweep. He does misses and takes a blow high on his pads.

123.1 0

On off, blocked out.

Score after 123 overs : 452/6

Runs Scored

0 Runs

M Neser

0 (5)

A Carey

7 (7)

A Joseph

28-4-89-2

122.6 0

On a length again, around off this time. Michael Neser goes back and works it out to safety. A successful over by Alzarri Joseph comes to an end.

122.5 0

A length ball, angled into the pads, Neser stays back and flicks it to the leg side.

122.4 0

Joseph goes full this time, just outside off. Neser steps across and drives it towards cover. Although he could not find the gap.

122.3 0

Back of a length, in the corridor of uncertainty. Neser shoulders his arms at it.

122.2 0

Full length, attacking the stump. Neser defends it off his back foot.

Michael Neser is the new man in.
122.1 W 0

OUT! CHOPPED ON! Alzarri Joseph strikes this time and sends the struggling Cameron Green back to the pavilion. West Indies get their second wicket in the second session on Day 2. They are crawling back into this game now. It is a length ball, on fifth stump. Cameron Green moves across but decides to leave it in the end. Although, he is a tad late into pulling his bat away. The ball takes the inner half and goes on to rattle the stumps behind.

Score after 122 overs : 452/5

Runs Scored

6 Runs

A Carey

7 (7)

C Green

9 (41)

R Chase

25-0-109-0

121.6 0

Tossed up, on off. Carey gets forward and defends it out.

121.5 2

Loops it up, full and on off. Carey reverse-sweeps it past backward point for a couple.

121.4 0

On off, defended out.

121.3 3

Quite short, outside off. Green goes back and punches it through the gap at covers. They pick three runs with ease.

121.2 1

This is full and on off. Carey pushes it to covers and gets to the other end.

121.1 0

Tossed up, on off. Carey blocks it on his front foot.

Score after 121 overs : 446/5

Runs Scored

0 Runs

C Green

6 (40)

A Carey

4 (2)

A Joseph

27-3-89-1

120.6 0

Full length, on off, driven to covers.

120.5 0

Short this time, outside off. Green looks to cut it away but does not time it well.

120.4 0

A sharp bouncer, on middle, Green ducks under it.

120.3 0

Good length, on off, angled in. Green defends it out.

120.2 0

Touch shorter on off. Green pushes it out to safety.

120.1 0

A yorker length ball, on leg stump. Green fails to flick it away but luckily it goes past the leg pole.

Score after 120 overs : 446/5

Runs Scored

7 Runs

A Carey

4 (2)

C Green

6 (34)

R Chase

24-0-103-0

119.6 0

On off, blocked out.

119.5 4

FOUR! Nicely played! Alex Carey is off the mark in fine fashion. It is full, on off. Carey gets low and reverse-sweeps it behind point for four runs.

119.4 W 1

OUT! RUN OUT! Travis Head has to walk back on 175 here. He gets a standing ovation on his way back but he will be extremely guttted. Just what the doctor ordered for West Indies here. They need a couple more now with two new batters out on the crease. This is tossed up, on leg stump. Cameron Green stays back and flicks it towards fine leg. The call is for two runs initially but Green denies it after the first run. Head though still goes through but is sent back. His dive later isn't sufficient to keep him safe. The big screen shows out. Devon Thomas is the man who is quick to react in the field. Alex Carey is the new man in.

119.3 1

Floats it up, on off. Head goes back and clips it to the leg side for one.

119.2 1

On middle and leg. Green flicks this full delivery to mid-wicket for a single.

119.1 0

Full, attacking the stumps. Green blocks it out.

Score after 119 overs : 439/4

Runs Scored

2 Runs

C Green

4 (31)

T Head

174 (218)

A Joseph

26-2-89-1

118.6 1

This time Green gets some connection on a length delivery. He tucks it to the leg side for a single.

118.5 0

This is a good-length ball, going down leg. Green stays back and looks to whip it behind square on the leg side but does not connect. There is some sound though and Joshua Da Silva puts in a loud appeal from behind the sticks but the umpire shows no interest.

118.4 0

Alzarri Joseph now serves a length ball, on off stump, at almost 138 clicks. Green presses forward and blocks it into the deck. There are two slips and a gully in place for the new batter. A positive approach from West Indies.

118.3 1

Good-length ball, outside off. Head reaches out and cuts it behind point for just a single.

118.2 0

Touch fuller, Head mistimes his drive to covers.

118.1 0

Alzarri Joseph steams in and dishes a length ball, on off. Head blocks it out with a straight bat.

It will be Alzarri Joseph to bowl from the other end.

Score after 118 overs : 437/4

Runs Scored

1 Runs

C Green

3 (28)

T Head

173 (215)

R Chase

23-0-96-0

117.6 0

Tossed up, full and on off. Green defends it out.

117.5 0

Almost an opportunity! It is tossed up, on middle and leg. Green goes for the sweep but misses. The ball lobs to the right of the keeper off the gloves. Joshua Da Silva is a bit late to react and only gathers it on a bounce.

117.4 0

Length, sliding down leg. Green tucks it to square leg.

117.3 1

Much fuller, wide of off. Head reaches out and plays it past mid off for a single.

117.2 0

Floated and full, coming in with the arm, on off. Head stays back and taps it to point.

117.1 0

Loops it up, outside off, Head pushes it to the off side.

We are back for the second session on Day 2. So then, Travis Head is the set-batsman out on the crease at the moment and is just 28 runs short of his double century. Cameron Green strides out along with him. The West Indies players also take the field. They will be hunting for some early wickets in this session, if they are to make inroads in this game. It will be Roston Chase to get us underway with the ball in this session. Here we go...
... Day 2, Session 2 ...
The West Indies bowlers are trying hard to find their lengths right but just cannot find them. Devon Thomas did manage to get one wicket at the very end of this session but they are way behind in this game as of now. They have hardly seemed to have troubled Australian batters and they will need to work hard to make their way back into the game. Australia will continue to bat and the West Indies bowlers will have to try out something new if they need to bag some early wickets in the second session. Can they do it? Or will the Aussies continue to bat freely? We shall find out shortly. Do join us at 12.10 pm IST (6.40 am GMT) post dinner.
SESSION SUMMARY - 28 overs, 106 runs, and 1 wicket. The first session of Day 2 of this pink ball is done and dusted and it is still the hosts who are in the driver's seat. Another great day for the Aussies as they pile up 106 runs for the loss of just one wicket. They started the day at 330 for 3 wickets and Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head were batting with ease. West Indies did manage to get the wicket of the run machine in the very end but the local boy, Travis Head hardly seems to be troubled. He continued to bat on despite the loss of his partner as Green walked out to the middle to bat for the first time in the series. They will look to build up another mammoth partnership now.

Score after 117 overs : 436/4

Runs Scored

1 Runs

C Green

3 (25)

T Head

172 (212)

D Thomas

14-1-53-2

116.6 0

Good length and outside off, Cameron Green looks to pull it but misses. That will be DINNER on Day 2.

116.5 0

Keeps it bowling fuller, Cameron Green defends it to mid off.

116.4 0

Fuller and outside off, Cameron Green leaves it alone.

116.3 0

NOT OUT! Bowls it fuller and outside off, Cameron Green looks to drive it but misses. A loud appeal but the finger stays down. West Indies go for a review. Fair delivery, and the Hotspot shows that there is no contact on the blade. Cameron Green is well safe.

116.2 0

Length delivery way outside off, Cameron Green leaves it alone.

116.1 1

Fuller and on off, Travis Head drives it to mid off for one.

Score after 116 overs : 435/4

Runs Scored

1 Runs

C Green

3 (20)

T Head

171 (211)

R Chase

22-0-95-0

115.6 0

Slightly shorter one, Cameron Green fends it to short mid-wicket.

115.5 0

On off, defended out.

115.4 1

On off, this is drives towards extra covers for one.

115.3 0

This one lands outside off, Travis Head looks to slap it but gets a bottom edge as the ball bounces off the deck. Dot.

115.2 0

Fuller and on off, Travis Head defends it back towards the bowler.

115.1 0

Bowls it on off, Head eases it to point..

Score after 115 overs : 434/4

Runs Scored

0 Runs

C Green

3 (18)

T Head

170 (207)

D Thomas

13-1-52-2

114.6 0

Fuller and on off, Cameron Green drives it but finds the fielder at covers. A maiden from Devon Thomas.

114.5 0

Bowls a yorker and just outside off, Cameron Green defends it back towards the bowler.

114.4 0

Fuller and on middle, Cameron Green eases it to point.

114.3 0

A yorker just outside off, Cameron Green digs it to the cover fielder.

114.2 0

Fuller again, Cameron Green flicks it but finds the fielder at mid-wicket.

114.1 0

Fuller and on off, Cameron Green eases it to covers. Dot.

Score after 114 overs : 434/4

Runs Scored

2 Runs

C Green

3 (12)

T Head

170 (207)

R Chase

21-0-94-0

113.6 1

Tosses it up outside off, Cameron Green steers it to point for one.

113.5 0

Outside off this time as this is defended towards covers.

113.4 0

Fuller one with a hint of turn, Cameron Green defends it solidly.

113.3 0

Another dot ball as this is defended towards mid on.

113.2 0

Bowls it down leg, Cameron Green leaves it alone.

113.1 1

Slightly shorter one, Travis Head flicks it to mid-wicket for one.

Score after 113 overs : 432/4

Runs Scored

1 Runs

T Head

169 (206)

C Green

2 (7)

D Thomas

12-0-52-2

112.6 1

Bowls it outside off, Travis Head knocks it to mid on for one.

112.5 0

Fuller and on off, Travis Head eases it to covers.

112.4 0

On a length and outside off, Travis Head looks to drive it but gets a bottom edge as the ball rolls towards covers. Dot.

112.3 0

Fuller one, on middle. Travis Head eases it to mid-wicket.

112.2 0

Good length angling it in, Travis Head defends it to mid off.

112.1 0

A yorker and on off, Travis Head digs it to the mid on fielder.

Score after 112 overs : 431/4

Runs Scored

1 Runs

C Green

2 (7)

T Head

168 (200)

R Chase

20-0-92-0

111.6 0

On off, Cameron Green defends it solidly.

111.5 0

Keeps bowling it fuller, Cameron Green defends it back towards the bowler.

111.4 1

Bowls it fuller and on off, Travis Head knocks it to mid off for one.

111.3 0

Another dot ball as this is defended towards covers.

111.2 0

Slightly shorter one, Travis Head punches it to mid off. Dot.

111.1 0

Fuller and outside off, Travis Head leaves it alone.

Score after 111 overs : 430/4

Runs Scored

2 Runs

C Green

2 (5)

T Head

167 (196)

D Thomas

11-0-51-2

110.6 0

Another one outside off as this is left alone by Cameron Green.

110.5 0

Slightly shorter and slower too, Cameron Green lets it go.

110.4 0

Bowls a bouncer as Cameron Green ducks under it.

110.3 0

Fuller and on middle, Cameron Green defends it to mid on.

110.2 2

Edged and it falls just short of the first slip. Fuller and outside off, Cameron Green looks to play at it but gets a thick outside edge as the ball carries to the first slip and just flaas short. They collect two.

110.1 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Massive wicket for West Indies in the game. On a length and just outside off, Marnus Labuschagne looks to cut it but gets a thick outside edge. Joshua Da Silva behind the stumps reads it well and takes a sharp catch. Marnus Labuschagne departs for 163 as he walks out to a standing ovation! Cameron Green walks in next.

Score after 110 overs : 428/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

T Head

167 (196)

M Labuschagne

163 (304)

R Chase

19-0-91-0

109.6 0

Fuller again, Travis Head plays it towards the fielder at mid off.

109.5 1

Bowls it on leg, Marnus Labuschagne sweeps it but gets a bottom edge towards fine leg. They cross.

109.4 0

On off, defended out.

109.3 0

Bowls it down leg, Marnus Labuschagne looks to sweep it but misses.

109.2 0

Fuller and on off, Marnus Labuschagne defends it to mid on.

109.1 1

A single as this is flicked towards mid -wicket.

Score after 109 overs : 426/3

Runs Scored

6 Runs

T Head

166 (194)

M Labuschagne

162 (300)

D Thomas

10-0-49-1

108.6 1

Outside off this time, Travis Head steers it to point for one.

108.5 0

Fuller and on off, Travis Head eases it towards the fielder at covers.

108.4 0

On a length and on off, Travis Head defends it back towards the bowler.

108.3 1

On off again, Marnus Labuschagne drives it but finds the fielder at covers. They cross.

108.2 4

FOUR! Fuller and on off, Marnus Labuschagne leans and drives away from the body as he gets an outside edge that flies over the diving gully fielder for a boundary!

108.1 0

Good length and outside off, Marnus Labuschagne taps it but finds the fielder at backward point.

Score after 108 overs : 420/3

Runs Scored

9 Runs

M Labuschagne

157 (297)

T Head

165 (191)

R Chase

18-0-89-0

107.6 1

Tossed up, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne tucks it to square leg for a single. Devon Thomas comes into the attack now.

107.5 1

On middle as this is flicked towards mid-wicket for one.

107.4 3

Fuller and on off, Marnus Labuschagne plays a reverse sweep towards deep backward point. The fielder does well to stop it at the fence. They collect three runs.

107.3 1

Bowls it on middle, Travis Head flicks it to square leg for one.

107.2 1

Tossed up, on off. Marnus Labuschagne taps it towards covers for one.

107.1 2

Bowls it down leg, Marnus Labuschagne flicks it to fine leg for a brace.

Score after 107 overs : 411/3

Runs Scored

10 Runs

T Head

163 (189)

M Labuschagne

150 (293)

A Phillip

22-2-91-0

106.6 4

FOUR! Outside off, Travis Head bends low and drives it past extra covers for a boundary!

106.5 1

Fuller and on leg, Marnus Labuschagne flicks it to square leg for one. 150 up for the run machine!

106.4 1

Bowls it outside off, Travis Head guides it to deep covers for one.

106.3 0

Goes fuller again, Travis Head drives it but finds the fielder at covers.

106.2 0

Fuller and on off, Travis Head slaps it but finds the fielder at covers.

106.1 4

FOUR! Slightly shorter one, Travis Head plays it uppishly through backward point for a boundary!

Score after 106 overs : 401/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

M Labuschagne

149 (292)

T Head

154 (184)

R Chase

17-0-80-0

105.6 0

Another one outside off, Marnus Labuschagne blocks it to short leg.

105.5 0

Outside off again, Marnus Labuschagne defends it to mid on.

105.4 1

Fuller and on off, Travis Head steers it to covers for one.

105.3 0

On off, defended out.

105.2 4

FOUR! 150 up for Travis Head and what a way to get it. Slightly shorter one, Travis Head slaps it past covers for a boundary. He gets a standing ovation from the crowd!

105.1 0

Tossed up, outside off. Travis Head lets it be.

Score after 105 overs : 396/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

T Head

149 (180)

M Labuschagne

149 (290)

A Phillip

21-2-81-0

104.6 1

Good length angling it in, Travis Head flicks it to square leg for one.

104.5 0

Back of a length and on off, Travis Head fends it to short mid-wicket.

104.4 0

Slightly shorter one, Travis Head guides it to point. Dot.

104.3 0

Touch fuller and on off, Travis Head drives it but finds the fielder at covers.

104.2 1

Slightly shorter one and on off, Marnus Labuschagne fends it to square leg for one.

104.1 1

On a length and on off, Travis Head steers it to backward point for one.

Score after 104 overs : 393/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Labuschagne

148 (289)

T Head

147 (175)

R Chase

16-0-75-0

103.6 0

Fuller again, Marnus Labuschagne pays it towards the fielder at mid on.

103.5 0

Fuller and on off, Marnus Labuschagne defends it to mid off.

103.4 1

Slightly shorter and on off, Travis Head guides it to point for one more.

103.3 1

Outside off as this is again driven towards covers for one.

103.2 1

Fuller and on off, Travis Head drives it to covers for one.

103.1 1

On off this time, Marnus Labuschagne uses his feet and flicks it to mid-wicket. The ball carries a bit and lands safely. They collect one.

Drinks! Australian batters seemed to be hardly trouble and are playing freely. West Indies bowlers just need to find their lengths right. Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head will look to carry on with the same momentum and keep the scoreboard ticking. Roston Chase will continue to bowl.

Score after 103 overs : 389/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Labuschagne

146 (285)

T Head

145 (173)

A Phillip

20-2-78-0

102.6 1

Fuller and on off, Marnus Labuschagne defends it solidly.

102.5 1

On a length and on off, Travis Head slaps it but finds the fielder at deep point. They cross.

102.4 1

Bowls it fuller and down leg, Marnus Labuschagne flicks it to square leg for one.

102.3 0

On a length shaping it in, Marnus Labuschagne fends it to mid on.

102.2 0

Good length and outside leg, Marnus Labuschagne looks to flick it but misses.

102.1 1

On a length and on off, Travis Head eases it to mid on for one.

Score after 102 overs : 385/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

M Labuschagne

144 (281)

T Head

143 (171)

R Chase

15-0-71-0

101.6 2

Another one on off, Marnus Labuschagne nudges it to deep mid-wicket for a brace.

101.5 1

Tossed-up delivery, Travis Head guides it to point for one.

101.4 1

Fuller and on off, Marnus Labuschagne flicks it to square leg for one.

101.3 0

Bowls it on off, this is defended towards the off side.

101.2 1

Outside off as this is played towards covers for one. This brings up 250 run partnership between these two!

101.1 0

Tossed up, outside off. Travis Head drives it but finds the fielder at extra covers.

Score after 101 overs : 380/3

Runs Scored

9 Runs

T Head

141 (168)

M Labuschagne

141 (278)

J Holder

26-6-68-1

100.6 1

Fuller and on off, Travis Head taps it to point for one.

100.5 4

FOUR! Fuller and on off, Travis Head times it perfectly and whips it over mid-wicket for a boundary!

100.4 0

Good length and on leg, Travis Head defends it to short leg.

100.3 0

Outside off, Travis Head knocks it but finds the fielder at mid off.

100.2 4

FOUR! Fuller and on leg, Travis Head whips it just over the man at mid-wicket for a boundary!

100.1 0

On a length and outside off, Marnus Labuschagne looks to cut it but misses.

Score after 100 overs : 371/3

Runs Scored

6 Runs

M Labuschagne

141 (278)

T Head

132 (162)

A Phillip

19-2-74-0

99.6 0

A low full toss angling in, Marnus Labuschagne defends it solidly.

99.5 4

FOUR! Fuller and outside off, Marnus Labuschagne leans and drives it but gets an outside edge past backward point for a boundary!

99.4 0

On a length and on off, Marnus Labuschagne taps it towards the fielder at backward point.

99.3 1

Outside off as this is played towards covers for one.

99.2 0

Length and outside off, Travis Head looks to drive it but gets a bottom edge as the ball bounces off the deck. Dot.

99.1 1

Bowls it outside off, Marnus Labuschagne cuts it to point for one.

Score after 99 overs : 365/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

T Head

131 (160)

M Labuschagne

136 (274)

J Holder

25-6-59-1

98.6 0

Slightly shorter one, this is again defended towards the bowler.

98.5 0

Goes around the wicket and bowls it on a good length, Head defends it back towards the bowler.

98.4 1

Fuller and on off, Marnus Labuschagne flicks it to square leg for one.

98.3 0

Length and outside off, Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.

98.2 0

Good length again, Marnus Labuschagne defends it to short mid-wicket.

98.1 2

On a length and on leg, Marnus Labuschagne gently flicks it to backward square leg and steal two runs. Excellent running between the wickets.

Score after 98 overs : 362/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

T Head

131 (158)

M Labuschagne

133 (270)

A Phillip

18-2-68-0

97.6 0

Good length and outside off, Travis Head leaves it alone.

97.5 0

Shorter one just outside off, Travis Head looks to play an upper cut but misses.

97.4 0

Bowls it outside leg, Marnus Labuschagne looks to flick it but misses.

97.3 1

Slightly shorter one, Marnus Labuschagne cuts it to backward point for one.

97.2 0

Good length, just outside off. Marnus Labuschagne defends it to the off side.

97.2 wd 1

Fuller and outside off, Marnus Labuschagne gets in two minds but leaves it alone in the end.

97.1 0

Slightly shorter nad outside off, Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.

Score after 97 overs : 360/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

T Head

131 (155)

M Labuschagne

132 (267)

A Joseph

25-2-87-1

96.6 0

Back of a length and on middle, Travis Head fends it back towards the bowler.

96.5 0

Shorter again, on leg. Travis Head ducks underneath it.

96.4 1

Another short ball as this is pulled away towards backward square leg for one.

96.3 0

Bangs a bouncer on off, Marnus Labuschagne lets it go.

96.2 0

Outside off this time as Marnus Labuschagne blocks it to short covers.

96.1 0

Slightly shorter one, on off. Marnus Labuschagne defends it to mid on.

Score after 96 overs : 359/3

Runs Scored

10 Runs

T Head

131 (153)

M Labuschagne

131 (263)

A Phillip

17-2-66-0

95.6 0

On a length and on off, Travis Head defends it to covers.

95.5 4

FOUR! Good length this time, Travis Head slices it through backward point for another boundary!

95.4 4

FOUR! Fine shot. Shorter and outside off, Travis Head uses the pace of the ball and plays an upper cut over backward point for a boundary.

95.3 1

Fuller and outside off, Marnus Labuschagne cuts it to backward point for one.

95.2 1

Fuller and on off, Travis Head looks to defend it but miscues it to backward point. They collect one.

95.1 0

Length and outside off as Travis Head punches it towards short covers.

Score after 95 overs : 349/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

M Labuschagne

130 (262)

T Head

122 (148)

A Joseph

24-2-86-1

94.6 0

Back of a length and on off, Marnus Labuschagne defends it back towards the bowler.

94.5 0

Shorter one outside leg, Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.

94.4 0

Slightly shorter one, on off. Marnus Labuschagne looks to defend it but misses.

94.3 0

Slightly shorter one, Marnus Labuschagne fends it to short square leg. Dot.

94.2 0

On a length and on off, Marnus Labuschagne defends it to the off side.

94.1 0

Fuller and on middle, this is defended back towards the bowler.

94.1 wd 1

Wide! A wayward bouncer and on middle, Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.

Score after 94 overs : 348/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

M Labuschagne

130 (256)

T Head

122 (148)

J Holder

24-6-56-1

93.6 1

Good length and on leg, Marnus Labuschagne gently flicks it to square leg for one.

93.5 0

Outside off this time, Marnus Labuschagne shoulders arms at it.

93.4 0

Good length angling it in, Marnus Labuschagne looks to block it but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

93.3 0

Length ball on the pads as Marnus Labuschagne flicks this towards short mid-wicket. Dot again.

93.2 0

Good length and on off, Marnus Labuschagne defends it back towards the bowler.

93.1 0

Fuller and on off, Marnus Labuschagne eases it to the off side. Dot.

Score after 93 overs : 347/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

M Labuschagne

129 (250)

T Head

122 (148)

A Joseph

23-2-85-1

92.6 1

Back of a length on the body, this is tucked down to fine leg for one.

92.5 0

Bangs a bouncer and on middle, Marnus Labuschagne doesn't read it but ducks it in the very end.

92.4 1

Slightly shorter one, Travis Head fends it to point for one.

92.3 0

Fuller and on off, Travis Head drives it but finds the fielder at covers.

92.2 1

Fuller and on off, Marnus Labuschagne flicks it to deep mid-wicket for one.

92.1 0

Slightly shorter one, Marnus Labuschagne fends it to short mid-wicket.

Score after 92 overs : 344/3

Runs Scored

6 Runs

T Head

121 (146)

M Labuschagne

127 (246)

J Holder

23-6-55-1

91.6 0

Touch fuller and shaping it into the batter, Travis Head defends it to short leg.

91.5 1

Good length angling it in, Marnus Labuschagne gently flicks it to square leg for one.

91.4 0

Fuller again, Marnus Labuschagne defends it to mid on.

91.3 1

Fuller and on off, Travis Head flicks it to backward square leg for one.

91.2 0

On middle this time, Travis Head defends it solidly.

91.1 4

EDGED AND FOUR! Fuller and on off, Travis Head looks to drive it but gets a thick outside edge as the ball races away the third man fence for a boundary!

Score after 91 overs : 338/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

M Labuschagne

126 (244)

T Head

116 (142)

A Joseph

22-2-82-1

90.6 0

Outside leg again as Marnus Labuschagne again misses his flick.

90.5 0

Another one outside leg, Marnus Labuschagne looks to flick it but misses again.

90.4 0

Bowls it just outside leg, Marnus Labuschagne looks to flick it but misses.

90.3 0

Good length angling it in, Marnus Labuschagne defends it to mid on.

90.2 0

This one lands down leg, Marnus Labuschagne lets it go.

90.1 1

Bowls it on off, Travis Head eases it to point for one.

Alzarri Joseph to bowl from the other end.

Score after 90 overs : 337/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

M Labuschagne

126 (239)

T Head

115 (141)

J Holder

22-6-49-1

89.6 0

Fuller and on off, Marnus Labuschagne defends it to mid off.

89.5 4

FOUR! Finds the gap this time. Fuller and on middle, Marnus Labuschagne flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary!

89.4 2

Bowls it down leg, Marnus Labuschagne nudges it through mid-wicket. The fielder chases it well. They collect two runs.

89.3 0

Good length angling it in, Marnus Labuschagne covers his line and blocks it out.

89.2 1

Slightly shorter again, Travis Head taps it to point for one. 200-run partnership comes up between Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne!

89.1 0

Starts with a back of a length and outside off, Travis Head lets it go.

We are all set for the game to resume. West Indies players make their way out in the middle. Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head will continue to bat for Australia. Jason Holder comes to bowl. Here we go.
West Indies were down and drained, as they needed to use 7 bowlers to complete the first day. Alzarri Joseph, Jason Holder, and Devon Thomas were the successful bowlers, with all picking a wicket each. They will need to start off well and bag some early wickets in the first session of Day 2. Can they do it? We will find out shortly.
David Warner and Usman Khawaja started off well but Warner fell into the trap of Alzarri Joseph and Labuschage came in. Khwahja departed for 62. Holder soon after got the skipper for a duck and then came in the local boy, Travis Head. Head and Labuschagne brewed a partnership of 199 runs and the scoreboard stands 330/3 as of now.
Hello and a warm welcome to the Day 2 of the West Indies tour of Australia. The hosts will be the ones who have had better sleep and the visitors will be busy making the strategies. Day 1 saw 89 overs, and 330 runs for the loss of just 3 wickets.
... DAY 2, SESSION 1 ...
Right then, that is all we have from this opening day of the second Test match which has been pretty one-sided. West Indies have loads of work to do on Day 2 if they are to claw themselves back into this game. Will we witness a fightback from the visitors? Or will Australia consolidate their position even further? We shall find out when the play resumes on Friday, 9th of December at 9.30 am IST (4 am GMT). Do join us for the build-up which begins well in advance. Cheers!
West Indies got off to a decent start early in the day when Alzarri Joseph dismissed David Warner cheaply on what seems like a great batting surface. The visitors suffered another injury blow as Marquino Mindley hobbled off injured on his debut. A 95-run partnership between Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne steadied the ship for Australia but the former was dismissed by Devon Thomas after he got to his half-century. Jason Holder dismissed the Australian skipper Steven Smith on a duck but after that, it has been all about Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head. Australia will look to continue and bat most of the day to take the possibility of a loss out of the equation. West Indies need early wickets and with the ball pretty new, it will be interesting to see if the fast bowlers get some purchase.
Australia came out for the last session with Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head looking to build on their partnership and they began watchfully initially. Marnus Labuschagne continued to score at a steady pace and got to his third century in a row remaining unbeaten on 120. Travis Head played the role of an aggressor and accumulated runs at a quicker pace scoring 114 in 139 balls. Eventually, they went into stumps having put on a 199-run partnership in 280 balls and as mentioned by Marnus Labuschagne in the Tea break, it is quite evident they enjoy playing with each other. West Indies lacked any sort of penetration and with a lack of a frontline spinner in their ranks, they could not utilize the old ball. They did take the new ball immediately but could not make an impact with it so far.
SESSION SUMMARY - 34 overs, 141 runs, and 0 wickets. Another session which was dominated by the Australian batters and West Indies lacked any sort of creativity to be able to get a breakthrough. Two centurions in their ranks and they are still unbeaten as they put together a chanceless partnership to make this a day that belongs to the hosts. West Indies have their work cut out in this Test match and with the way their shoulders had dropped in this session, it is clear in which direction this game is headed.

Score after 89 overs : 330/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Labuschagne

120 (235)

T Head

114 (139)

R Chase

14-0-66-0

88.6 0

Another fulller ball, Marnus Labuschagne flicks it to mid-wicket. Travis Head wanted a single but Marnus Labuschagne sends him back. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 1.

88.5 0

Fuller one and on middle, Marnus Labuschagne defends it back towards the bowler.

88.4 1

Bowls it outside off, Travis Head taps it to covers for one more.

88.3 1

Slightly shorter one, Marnus Labuschagne flicks it to square leg for one.

88.2 1

Another fuller ball on off, Travis Head guides it to point for one.

88.1 1

Fuller and on middle, Marnus Labuschagne flicks it to mid on for one.

Score after 88 overs : 326/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

M Labuschagne

118 (231)

T Head

112 (137)

K Brathwaite

6-0-28-0

87.6 1

Another one on off, Marnus Labuschagne knocks it to mid on for one.

87.5 0

Keeps it bowling fuller and on off, Marnus Labuschagne pushes it to mid off.

87.4 0

Tossed up, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne defends it back towards the bowler.

87.3 1

Fuller one, on off. Travis Head knocks it to long on for one.

87.2 1

Fuller and on off, Marnus Labuschagne pushes it to covers for one.

87.1 0

Outside off with some turn, Marnus Labuschagne looks to defend it but misses.

Score after 87 overs : 323/3

Runs Scored

8 Runs

T Head

111 (136)

M Labuschagne

116 (226)

A Phillip

16-2-56-0

86.6 4

FOUR! Excellent shot. Good length and on off, Travis Head moves across and drives it through covers for a boundary!

86.5 0

Fuller one this time, Travis Head eases it to the mid off fielder.

86.4 4

FOUR! Slightly shorter one, on off. Travis Head shuffles across and slaps it through covers for a boundary!

86.3 0

Good length and outside off, Travis Head taps it but finds the fielder at covers.

86.2 0

Fuller one and on off, Travis Head defends it to the cover fielder.

86.1 0

Good length and outside off, Travis Head lets this one go towards the keeper.

Score after 86 overs : 315/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

T Head

103 (130)

M Labuschagne

116 (226)

J Holder

21-6-42-1

85.6 1

On a length and outside off, Travis Head cuts it to point for one.

85.5 lb 1

Slightly shorter one, Marnus Labuschagne looks to flick it but gets his pads. The ball rolls towards the leg side. They cross for a leg bye.

85.4 0

Bowls it on a length and outside off, slower too. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.

85.3 1

Slightly shorter one, Travis Head pulls it to backward square leg for one.

85.2 0

Good length angling it into the batter, Travis Head defends it to mid on. Dot again.

85.1 0

On a length and on off, Travis Head defends it solidly.

Score after 85 overs : 312/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

M Labuschagne

116 (224)

T Head

101 (126)

A Joseph

21-2-81-1

84.6 0

Good length with some extra bounce, Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.

84.5 0

A low full toss and on off, Marnus Labuschagne knocks it but finds the fielder at mid off.

84.4 0

Bowls it outside off, Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.

84.3 1

Back of a length and on off, Travis Head eases it to mid off for one.

84.2 4

FOUR! HUNDRED UP FOR TRAVIS HEAD! Fuller and on off, Travis Head knocks it through long off for a boundary. Fifth Test ton for Travis Head!

84.1 0

Good length shaping it away from the batter, Travis Head looks to play at it but gets beaten on the outside edge.

Score after 84 overs : 307/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

M Labuschagne

116 (221)

T Head

96 (123)

J Holder

20-6-40-1

83.6 0

Slightly shorter one outside off, slower too. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.

83.5 0

Touch fuller and on off, Marnus Labuschagne defends it to mid on.

83.4 1

Another one outside off, Travis Head eases it to covers for one.

83.3 4

FOUR! Sublime. Fuller and on off, Travis Head moves across and creams it through covers for a boundary!

83.2 0

Bowls it fuller and on off, Travis Head flicks it to square leg for one.

83.1 0

On a length and outside off, slower too. Travis Head leaves it alone.

Score after 83 overs : 302/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

M Labuschagne

116 (219)

T Head

91 (119)

A Joseph

20-2-76-1

82.6 4

FOUR! Marnus Labuschagne does not miss out this time! Brings up the 300 for Australia with a boundary. Anderson Phillip strays down leg side on a good length, Marnus Labuschagne flicks this towards fine leg and gets four runs.

82.5 0

Bowls a full toss going down leg side. Marnus Labuschagne looks to clip this fine but misses.

82.4 0

On a good length and outside the off stump, Marnus Labuschagne leaves this one alone.

82.3 1

Bowls this full and in line with the stumps, Travis Head gets an inside edge towards deep backward square leg for one.

82.2 2

Bowls this one slightly short and outside off, Travis Head cuts this towards deep backward point and some good work by the fielder restricts them to a couple of runs.

82.1 0

Alzarri Joseph bowls this full and just outside off, Travis Head clips this towards wide mid on.

Score after 82 overs : 295/3

Runs Scored

0 Runs

M Labuschagne

112 (216)

T Head

88 (116)

J Holder

19-6-35-1

81.6 0

Maiden over for Jason Holder but he did not make the batter play a single delivery! Bowls this on a good length and on the outside off stump line. Marnus Labuschagne continues to shoulder arms to it.

81.5 0

Well outside off on a good length, Marnus Labuschagne continues to leave the ball through to the keeper.

81.4 0

Bowls this on just outside off on a good length and gets the ball to keep its line. Marnus Labuschagne judges this well and leaves in alone.

81.3 0

Delivers this slightly back of a length and outside off, Marnus Labuschagne leaves this alone with some exaggerated movement.

81.2 0

Bowls this on a good length and outside off at 114 clicks. There is swing and Marnus Labuschagne lets this go through to the keeper.

81.1 0

Jason Holder goes wide in the crease and serves this full, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne taps the ball towards point.

Score after 81 overs : 295/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

T Head

88 (116)

M Labuschagne

112 (210)

A Joseph

19-2-69-1

80.6 2

Delivers this on a good length as well and on an off stump line, Travis Head punches this past the outstretched right hand of the bowler and takes a couple of runs as the wide mid off fielder collects the ball.

80.5 0

Continues bowling on a good length and just outside off. Travis Head blocks this solidly to the right of the bowler.

80.4 1

On a good length and outside the off stump, Marnus Labuschagne taps this past the point fielder and takes an easy single.

80.3 3

Bowls this one slightly back of a length and on a leg stump line. Travis Head tucks this ball towards deep mid-wicket and they take three runs as the ball does not have the legs to reach the boundary.

80.2 1

Strays onto the pads looking for swing and serves this on a good length. The ball goes straight on and Marnus Labuschagne clips this to deep backward square leg for a single.

80.1 0

Shape on offer straight away! Alzarri Joseph bowls this on a good length but wide outside off, Marnus Labuschagne leaves this one alone.

Second new ball has been taken.

Score after 80 overs : 288/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

T Head

83 (113)

M Labuschagne

110 (207)

R Chase

13-0-62-0

79.6 0

Bowls this one slightly short and outside off, Travis Head cuts this late to the point fielder.

79.5 0

Flights this one full and in line with the stumps, Travis Head clocks this back towards the bowler.

79.4 0

Fuller again, Travis Head eases it to the cover fielder.

79.3 0

On off, defended towards mid on.

79.2 0

Fuller and on off, this is defended well.

79.1 1

Outside off, this is played towards mid on.

Score after 79 overs : 287/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Labuschagne

109 (206)

T Head

83 (108)

K Brathwaite

5-0-25-0

78.6 1

Fuller and on off, Marnus Labuschagne flicks it to square leg for one.

78.5 0

Fuller and on off, Marnus Labuschagne eases it to mid on.

78.4 0

Good length around off, Marnus defends it back to the bowler.

78.3 1

Slightly shorter one, Travis Head eases it to the mid on fielder.

78.2 0

Fuller length around off, Head defends it back to the bowler.

78.1 2

Fuller and wide outside off, Travis Head drives it through the covers for a couple of runs.

Score after 78 overs : 283/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

M Labuschagne

108 (203)

T Head

80 (105)

R Chase

12-0-61-0

77.6 2

Slightly shorter one, Marnus Labuschagne tucks it to mid-wicket. A misfield allows he batters to take a couple.

77.5 0

Fuller length around off, Marnus Labuschagne drills it to short mid on.

77.4 1

Slightly shorter one, Travis Head punches it to point for one again.

77.3 1

Outside off this time, Marnus Labuschagne taps it to covers for one.

77.2 0

Tossed up, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne defends it to covers.

77.1 1

Fuller and wide outside off, Travis Head drives it through the covers for a single.

Score after 77 overs : 278/3

Runs Scored

10 Runs

T Head

78 (103)

M Labuschagne

105 (199)

D Thomas

9-0-43-1

76.6 1

Slightly shorter one, Travis Head cuts it to point for one.

76.5 0

Fuller and on off, Travis Head eases it to the fielder at covers.

76.4 4

FOUR! Slightly shorter one, Travis Head carves it through point for another boundary!

76.3 4

FOUR! Fine shot. Fuller and on off, Travis Head cuts it hard and through backward point for a boundary!

76.2 0

Slightly shorter one, Travis Head eases it to the cover fielder.

76.1 1

Fuller and on off, Marnus Labuschagne taps it to covers for one.

Score after 76 overs : 268/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Labuschagne

104 (198)

T Head

69 (98)

R Chase

11-0-56-0

75.6 1

Back of a length again, Marnus Labuschagne cuts it to point for one again.

75.5 1

Bowls it slightly shorter, Travis Head punches it to covers for one.

75.4 0

On off again, Travis Head eases it to the mid off fielder.

75.3 0

Bowls it on middle, Travis Head defends it o the mid on fielder.

75.2 1

Fuller one this time, this is flicked to square leg for one.

75.1 1

A low full toss on off, Travis Head eases it to covers for one.

Score after 75 overs : 264/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

M Labuschagne

102 (196)

T Head

67 (94)

D Thomas

8-0-33-1

74.6 0

Some interest here from the West Indies players around the bat! Devon Thomas bowls this on a good length and just outside off, the ball nips back in. Marnus Labuschagne looks to block but gets beaten on the inside edge and the ball hits the pads before going through to the keeper. The umpire remains unmoved and they do not review this.

74.5 0

Goes full once again and outside the off stump, Marnus Labuschagne strokes this to the wide mid off fielder.

74.4 0

Bowls this one a touch fuller and just outside off, Marnus Labuschagne looks to drive and gets an inside edge onto his pads.

74.3 0

Continues bowling on a good length and outside off, Marnus Labuschagne knocks this straight to short cover.

74.2 0

On a good length and wide outside off, Marnus Labuschagne leaves this one alone.

74.1 1

Devon Thomas bowls this on a good length and outside off, Travis Head cuts this to the left of backward point and a half-stop allows them to take a single.

Score after 74 overs : 263/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

M Labuschagne

102 (191)

T Head

66 (93)

R Chase

10-0-52-0

73.6 0

Bowls this into the pads on a fuller length, Marnus Labuschagne clips this towards square leg.

73.5 1

This is short as well and outside off, Travis Head uses the depth of the crease and knocks this to deep cover for a single.

73.4 0

Bowls this full and onto the pads, Travis Head pushes this towards mid on.

73.3 0

Slightly short and outside off, Travis Head rocks back and mistimes his shot to the right of the bowler.

73.2 0

Floats this one full and outside off, Travis Head leaves this one alone.

73.1 1

Roston Chase flights this one full and outside the off stump, Marnus Labuschagne looks to slog sweep but gets an inside edge down to fine leg for a single.

Score after 73 overs : 261/3

Runs Scored

6 Runs

T Head

65 (89)

M Labuschagne

101 (189)

D Thomas

7-0-32-1

72.6 0

BEATEN! Devon Thomas bowls this on a good length and just outside off, gets the ball to straighten after pitching. Travis Head feels for the ball and is beaten all ends up.

72.5 1

Bowls this short and wide outside off, Marnus Labuschagne pulls this towards deep square leg for a single.

72.4 0

On a good length and in line with the stumps, Marnus Labuschagne looks to tuck this leg side but gets a leading edge to cover.

72.3 0

This is on a good length and in line with the stumps, Marnus Labuschagne blocks this back towards the bowler.

72.2 4

FOUR! Three hundreds in a row! What an exceptional player Marnus Labuschagne is turning out to be! He reaches his landmark in style. Devon Thomas bowls this full and outside off, Marnus Labuschagne creams this to deep point and gets four runs. The number one Test batter in the world for a reason!

72.1 1

Devon Thomas bowls this full and into the stumps, Travis Head digs this out to the right of mid on and takes a quick single.

Score after 72 overs : 255/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

T Head

64 (87)

M Labuschagne

96 (185)

R Chase

9-0-50-0

71.6 1

Bowls this slightly short and outside off, Travis Head rocks back in the crease and punches the ball down to long off for a single and will keep strike.

71.5 0

Floats this one full and into the stumps, Travis Head is watchful and blocks this into the off side.

71.4 0

Loopy delivery bowled full and outside off, Travis Head strokes this towards cover.

71.3 1

Bowls this short and wide outside off, Marnus Labuschagne cuts this to deep cover for one.

71.2 1

Low full toss outside off, Travis Head knocks this to the right of mid on and takes a quick single.

71.1 0

Roston Chase floats this down leg on a fuller length, Travis Head misses his clip and gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls towards short fine leg.

Score after 71 overs : 252/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Labuschagne

95 (184)

T Head

62 (82)

D Thomas

6-0-26-1

70.6 2

This is angled into the stumps on a good length, Marnus Labuschagne clips this to the right of mid-wicket and takes a couple of runs. He is now one hit away from his century.

70.5 0

On a good length and outside the off pole, Marnus Labuschagne blocks this towards cover.

70.4 0

A low full toss bowled at 126 clicks outside the off stump, Marnus Labuschagne knocks this towards mid on.

70.3 1

Bowls another full toss wide outside off, Travis Head strokes this wide of mid off and takes a single.

70.2 0

Bowls this on a good length and outside off, Travis Head looks to cut this square but is beaten.

70.1 0

This is on a fuller length and outside the off stump, Travis Head is watchful as he leaves this one alone.

70.1 nb 1

NO BALL! Devon Thomas bowls a high full toss outside off as the ball slips out of his hand. Travis Head knocks this towards point and the umpire calls this no ball. He has also over-stepped!

Drinks! Australia looks very much comfortable with the way they are batting and a new partnership is brewing here between Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne. The latter is close to reaching yet another ton for Australia and he has just been a run machine for them. The struggle with the ball continues for the West Indies and they need to break this partnership soon.

Score after 70 overs : 248/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

T Head

61 (78)

M Labuschagne

93 (181)

A Phillip

15-2-48-0

69.6 1

Bowls this back of a length and outside off, Travis Head punches this off his back foot towards deep cover-point and takes a single.

69.5 0

This is angled into the pads on a fuller length, Travis Head clips this towards mid-wicket.

69.4 4

FOUR! What a cracking shot and Travis Head is scoring at a quick pace here! Anderson Phillip bowls this one quite full and outside off, Travis Head punches this wide off and gets a lovely boundary.

69.3 0

This is on a good length and outside off, Travis Head blocks this solidly towards cover.

69.2 lb 1

Goes really full and angling down leg, Marnus Labuschagne gets across the stumps and looks to flick this leg side but misses. The ball goes off the pads to backward square leg and they take a leg bye.

69.1 1

Angles this into the pads on a good length from 'round the wicket. Travis Head clips this towards deep square leg for a single.

Score after 69 overs : 241/3

Runs Scored

8 Runs

M Labuschagne

93 (180)

T Head

55 (73)

D Thomas

5-0-22-1

68.6 0

Bowls this in line with the stumps on a good length, Marnus Labuschagne defends this back towards the bowler.

68.5 0

This is on a good length and outside off, Marnus Labuschagne blocks this to the off side.

68.4 2

Bangs this in short and wide outside off, Marnus Labuschagne goes to pull this to the leg side and top edges this into the vacant deep mid-wicket region. They take a couple of runs.

68.3 0

Goes full and wide outside off, Marnus Labuschagne knocks this hard to short cover.

68.2 0

Bowls a full toss just outside off, Marnus Labuschagne punches this down to mid on.

68.1 4

FOUR! In the air and at the catchable height but wide of the fielder! Devon Thomas goes full and wide outside off, Marnus Labuschagne goes for the expansive drive and is early into the shot. Hits it hard enough though to make the ball go towards deep cover-point for four runs.

68.1 nb 2

NO BALL! Devon Thomas starts off with a short ball wide outside off, Travis Head cuts this hard towards deep point for a single. The bowler has over-stepped and it wil be called a no ball.

Score after 68 overs : 233/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

M Labuschagne

87 (174)

T Head

54 (72)

A Phillip

14-2-42-0

67.6 0

Bowls this one just outside off, Marnus Labuschagne clips this towards mid on to end the over with a dot.

67.5 1

Bowls this one full and into the pads, Travis Head flicks this to deep backward square leg and takes a single.

67.4 0

On a good length and angled into the stumps, Travis Head blocks this back down the pitch towards the bowler.

67.3 2

Bowls this one back of a length as well and outside the off stump, Travis Head punches this towards deep cover at they take two runs. Brings up the 100-run partnership between these two.

67.2 0

This is back of a length and just outside off, Travis Head tucks this towards square leg and it will be another dot.

67.1 0

Anderson Phillip bowls this from 'round the wicket on a fuller length and angled into the stumps. Travis Head pushes at it and gets an inside edge onto his pads.

Score after 67 overs : 230/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

M Labuschagne

87 (173)

T Head

51 (67)

A Joseph

18-2-62-1

66.6 0

Bowls it outside off, this is defended towards covers.

66.5 0

Touch fuller one, Marnus Labuschagne covers his line and defends it back towards the bowler.

66.4 1

Good length and outside off, Travis Head eases it to covers for one.

66.3 2

Fifty up for Travis Head. His 10th fifty in the tests. fuller and on middle, Travis Head flicks it to square leg for a brace.

66.2 4

FOUR! Excellent shot. Fuller and on off, Travis Head drives it past covers for a boundary!

66.1 0

Length ball angling it in, Travis Head defends it solidly.

Score after 66 overs : 223/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Labuschagne

87 (171)

T Head

44 (63)

A Phillip

13-2-39-0

65.6 0

Fuller and on off, Marnus Labuschagne eases it towards the fielder at gully.

65.5 0

Length ball and outside off stump as Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.

65.4 1

Length ball, on off. Travis Head taps it to covers for a single.

65.3 0

Slower one and outside off, Travis Head lets it go.

65.2 2

Bowls it on a length again, Travis Head works it to deep square leg for a brace.

65.1 1

Good length and down leg, Marnus Labuschagne flicks it to square leg for one.

Score after 65 overs : 219/3

Runs Scored

6 Runs

T Head

41 (60)

M Labuschagne

86 (168)

A Joseph

17-2-55-1

64.6 0

On a length and just outside off, Travis Head looks to cut it but misses.

64.5 1

Slightly shorter one, Marnus Labuschagne steers it to point for one.

64.4 0

Good length with some extra bounce, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne looks to play at it but misses. Close!

64.4 wd 1

Wide! Bowls it short and wide outside off, Marnus Labuschagne lets it go.

64.3 0

On a length shaping it in, Marnus Labuschagne defends it to mid on.

64.2 4

FOUR! Shorter one on off, Marnus Labuschagne uses the pace of the ball and guides it over backward point for a boundary!

64.1 0

Fuller one this time, Marnus Labuschagne knocks it but finds the fielder at mid on.

Score after 64 overs : 213/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

M Labuschagne

81 (163)

T Head

41 (59)

J Holder

18-5-35-1

63.6 1

Slightly shorter one, Marnus Labuschagne pulls it to mid-wicket for one.

63.5 0

Shorter one down leg, Marnus Labuschagne looks to pull it but misses.

63.4 0

Good length angling it into the batter, Marnus Labuschagne defends it to mid off.

63.3 1

Good length and just outside off, Travis Head eases it to covers for one.

63.2 1

This one lands fuller, Marnus Labuschagne gently flicks it to square leg for one.

63.1 0

Short of a length and on off, Marnus Labuschagne taps it but finds the fielder at backward point.

Score after 63 overs : 210/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

M Labuschagne

79 (158)

T Head

40 (58)

A Joseph

16-2-49-1

62.6 1

Slihtly shorter one, Marnus Labuschagne works it to square leg for one more.

62.5 1

Outside off again, Travis Head guides it to point. The fielder makes a good stop diving to his right. They collect one.

62.4 0

Fuller one on off, Travis Head looks to drive it but doesn't connect well. It rolls towards the fielder at short covers.

62.3 0

Slightly shorter one, on off. Travis Head fends it to point.

62.2 0

Goes fuller this time, Travis Head knocks it bt finds the fielder at mid on.

62.1 0

Bowls it on off, Travis Head eases it to covers.

Score after 62 overs : 208/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

M Labuschagne

78 (157)

T Head

39 (53)

J Holder

17-5-32-1

61.6 0

Good length angling it into the batter, Marnus Labuschagne defends it to mid on.

61.5 0

Good length with some extra bounce, just outside off. Marnus Labuschagne makes a tight leave.

61.4 1

Outside off this time, Travis Head slaps it to point for one.

61.3 0

Slower one, around off. Travis Head eases it to the fielder at covers.

61.2 1

Shorter one on middle, Marnus Labuschagne pulls it to mid-wicket for one.

61.1 0

On a length and on off, Marnus Labuschagne taps it to covers. Dot.

Score after 61 overs : 206/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

T Head

38 (51)

M Labuschagne

77 (153)

A Phillip

12-2-35-0

60.6 0

Bowls this fuller and just outside the off stump, Travis Head judges the line well and leaves this one alone.

60.5 0

This one is bowled short and wide outside off, Travis Head cuts this behind sqaure on the off side but Shamarh Brooks makes a good stop to his right from point.

60.4 0

Goes back to bowling on a good length and angles this one in from outside off. Travis Head punches this towards cover.

60.3 0

Bowls back of a length once again and outside the off pole, Travis Head is happy to leave this one alone.

60.2 1

On a good length this time and in line with the stumps, Marnus Labuschagne clips this towards square leg and takes one.

60.1 1

Anderson Phillip bowls this back of a length and outside the off stump, Travis Head dabs this towards backward point and takes a single.

Score after 60 overs : 204/3

Runs Scored

0 Runs

M Labuschagne

76 (152)

T Head

37 (46)

J Holder

16-5-30-1

59.6 0

Jason Holder continues to be tight and bowls a maiden over. This is slightly bakc of a length and outside off, Marnus Labuschagne gets on his toes and taps the ball towards mid-wicket.

59.5 0

Five dot balls now in the over. Bowls this one in line with the stumps on a good length. Marnus Labuschagne flicks this to mid-wicket.

59.4 0

On a good length this time and just outside off, Marnus Labuschagne tucks this into the leg side.

59.3 0

Bowls this one really full and into the stumps, Marnus Labuschagne clips this straight to the mid on fielder.

59.2 0

On a good length once again and outside off, Marnus Labuschagne lets this go through to the keeper.

59.1 0

Jason Holder bowls this on a good length and in line with the stumps, Marnus Labuschagne clips this towards square leg.

Score after 59 overs : 204/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

T Head

37 (46)

M Labuschagne

76 (146)

A Phillip

11-2-33-0

58.6 2

Under edge but does not carry to the keeper! Bowls this on fuller and outside off, Travis Head swings hard at this and gets a slight edge but the ball lands in front of the keeper. He is unable to collect cleanly and they take two runs.

58.5 0

This is full and angled in from outside off, Travis Head mishits his punch towards mid on.

58.4 0

Good comeback from the bowler. Bowls this on a good length and outside off, and gets the ball to shape away from the bat. Travis Head feels for the ball but is beaten.

58.3 4

FOUR! What a cracking shot and it sounded lovely off the bat! Anderson Phillip goes full and offers width. Travis Head gets his front foot forward and thumps this on the up past the two fielders in the circle for four runs to deep cover

58.2 1

Goes full this time and wide outside off, Marnus Labuschagne strokes this to the left of mid off and takes a single.

58.1 0

Anderson Phillip bowls this back of a length and outside off, Marnus Labuschagne goes on the back foot and punches this towards point.

Score after 58 overs : 197/3

Runs Scored

6 Runs

M Labuschagne

75 (144)

T Head

31 (42)

A Joseph

15-2-47-1

57.6 1

Angles this into the stumps on a good length, Marnus Labuschagne clips this to deep backward square leg for one and will retain strike.

57.5 4

FOUR! That is a clever shot from Marnus Labuschagne! This is bowled on a length and wide outside off, Marnus Labuschagne waits on the ball and guides it in the gap towards deep backward square leg for a single.

57.4 0

Continues bowling outside off on a good length, Marnus Labuschagne blocks this solidly to the mid off fielder.

57.3 0

Goes a touch fuller and just outside the off stump, Marnus Labuschagne pushes this towards mid on.

57.2 0

Bowls this one back of a length and outside off, Marnus Labuschagne goes on the back foot and blocks th ball back down the pitch.

57.1 1

Alzarri Joseph bowls this back of a length and in line with the stumps Travis Head clips this to square leg and takes a quick single.

Score after 57 overs : 191/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

M Labuschagne

70 (139)

T Head

30 (41)

A Phillip

10-2-26-0

56.6 0

Keeps bowling on the outside off stump channel. Marnus Labuschagne continues to be watchful as he lets the ball through to the keeper.

56.5 0

Bowls this wider outside off and on a good length, Marnus Labuschagne leaves this one alone.

56.4 0

Continues bowling on a good length and just outside off, Marnus Labuschagne blocks this solidly towards mid on.

56.3 0

On a good length this time and closer to the off pole. Marnus Labuschagne shoulders his arms to this one.

56.3 wd 1

WIDE! This is bowled really wide outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves this alone and the umpire call this wide.

56.2 0

This is slightly short as well and wide outside off, Marnus Labuschagne gets on his toes and cuts this straight to point.

56.1 0

Anderson Phillip bowls this back of a length and outside the off stump, Marnus Labuschagne gets tempted to slash at it and gets beaten all ends up.

Anderson Phillip to bowl from the other end.

Score after 56 overs : 190/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

T Head

30 (41)

M Labuschagne

70 (133)

A Joseph

14-2-41-1

55.6 0

'Round the wicket to the left-hander. Alzarri Joseph angles this into the stumps on a fuller length, Travis Head flicks this to the left of mid on.

55.5 1

This is on the pads and on a good length, Marnus Labuschagne clips this to deep backward square leg and takes a single.

55.4 0

Goes full and angles this into the stumps, Marnus Labuschagne clips this towards the square leg fielder.

55.3 0

Bowls this slightly fuller and in line with the stumps, Marnus Labuschagne gets squared up and gets an outside edge towards point.

55.2 0

Angles this into the pads on a fuller length, Marnus Labuschagne clips this to the right of mid-wicket.

55.1 0

Alzarri Joseph starts off with a full delivery outside off, Marnus Labuschagne knocks this towards cover.

... DAY 1, SESSION 3 ...
We are back for the final session of Day 1. West Indies players make their way out in the middle. Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head willl continue to bat. Alzarri Joseph to bowl. Here we go.
Right then, we will return for the final session of Day 1 shortly and there is still loads of work to be done by both teams. Australia will be looking to make this partnership between Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head count. West Indies, on the other hand, have to take early wickets and try to end the day on a high. Which way will this tie turn? We will know really soon.
Marnus Labuschagne is in for a quick chat. He says that it is disappointing to lose a couple of wickets but it is great to bat here with Travis Head. Adds that it's nice to keep up the scoreboard ticking. Ends by saying that it is important to believe in the process and he is happy where they are placed at this stage.
West Indies will be thrilled with the fact that they have claimed two crucial wickets on a pitch that has very little to offer to the bowlers. Devon Thomas bowled well and claimed a wicket to break a dangerous partnership that was brewing and Jason Holder got one in his kitty. What would disappoint them though is the fact that they were unable to maintain the pressure thereafter and bowled too many loose balls due to their eagerness to claim wickets. There will need to be patient and disciplined if they are to get ahead in this game.
SESSION SUMMARY - 27 overs, 100 runs, and 2 wickets. This has been a session that both teams will be both happy with but will know that they could have done better. Australia looked solid after the Dinner break but the dismissal of Usman Khawaja after a 95-run partnership with Marnus Labuschagne and the captain Steven Smith soon after took away their momentum slightly. Marnus Labuschagne continued his rich rein of form as he is well on course to score his third century in this series in as many innings. He is building a good partnership with Travis Head as they have put on 58 runs in 74 balls.

Score after 55 overs : 189/3

Runs Scored

6 Runs

T Head

30 (40)

M Labuschagne

69 (128)

K Brathwaite

4-0-21-0

54.6 0

Bowls it on middle, Travis Head covers his line and defends it away. Thet will be TEA BREAK on Day 1.

54.5 1

Fuller one this time, Marnus Labuschagne knocks it to long on for one.

54.4 0

Slightly shorter one, Marnus Labuschagne cuts it but finds the fielder at backward point.

54.3 1

Bowls it outside off, Travis Head eases it to covers for one.

54.2 0

On off, this is defended out solidly.

54.1 4

FOUR! Fuller again, on off. Travis Head drives it through extra covers for a boundary!

Score after 54 overs : 183/3

Runs Scored

8 Runs

M Labuschagne

68 (126)

T Head

25 (36)

R Chase

8-0-47-0

53.6 4

FOUR! Well connected. Fuller and on off, Marnus Labuschagne drives it through extra covers for a boundary. Fifty partnership comes up between Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head now!

53.5 0

Touch fuller, on off. Marnus Labuschagne flicks it but finds the fielder at square leg.

53.4 1

Slightly shorter one, Travis Head punches it to extra covers for one.

53.3 1

Another fuller delivery, Marnus Labuschagne guides it to mid on for one.

53.2 2

Goes fuller, on off. Marnus Labuschagne works it to square leg for a brace. Good running!

53.1 0

Fuller one, on off. Marnus Labuschagne taps it to mid on.

Score after 53 overs : 175/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

T Head

24 (35)

M Labuschagne

61 (121)

K Brathwaite

3-0-15-0

52.6 0

Tossed up, on off. Travis Head knocks it but finds the fielder at mid off again.

52.5 0

Fuller and outside off, Travis Head knocks it to mid off. Dot.

52.4 1

Another single as this is played towards deep covers.

52.3 1

Fuller again, Travis Head drives it but finds the fielder at covers. They collect one.

52.2 4

FOUR! Fuller and on off, Travis Head creams it through extra covers for a boundary!

52.1 1

Bowls it fuller and on off, Marnus Labuschagne eases it t mid on for one.

Score after 52 overs : 168/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

T Head

19 (31)

M Labuschagne

59 (119)

R Chase

7-0-39-0

51.6 0

Fuller one and on off, Travis Head defends it back towards the bowler.

51.5 3

Slightly shorter one down leg, Marnus Labuschagne flicks it to deep square leg. They collect three runs.

51.4 1

Tosses it fuller and on the middle. Travis Head lunges forward and pushes it to mid-on for one.

51.3 1

Slightly shorter one, Marnus Labuschagne flicks it to square leg for one.

51.2 2

Slightly shorter one, Marnus Labuschagne flicks it to mid-wicket for a brace.

51.1 0

Fuller and on off, Marnus Labuschagne taps it to covers.

Score after 51 overs : 161/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

T Head

18 (29)

M Labuschagne

53 (115)

K Brathwaite

2-0-8-0

50.6 0

Outside off this time, Travis Head cuts it but the fielder does well to stop it at point. Dot.

50.5 0

Slightly shorter one, Travis Head punches it but finds the fielder at short covers.

50.4 1

Another single as this is played towards mid on.

50.3 1

Bowls it fuller and on off, Travis Head knocks it to mid off for one more.

50.2 1

Slower one on off, Marnus Labuschagne works it to mid-wicket for one again.

50.1 1

Tossed up, outside off. Travis Head eases it to covers for one.

Score after 50 overs : 157/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

T Head

16 (25)

M Labuschagne

51 (113)

R Chase

6-0-32-0

49.6 1

Slightly shorter one, Travis Head eases it to mid on for one.

49.5 4

FOUR! Fine shot. Fuller nd on off, Travis Head opens the face of the bat and drives it through covers for a boundary!

49.4 1

Fuller again, Marnus Labuschagne taps it to covers for one.

49.3 0

Fuller and on off, Marnus Labuschagne plays it to the fielder at covers.

49.2 0

Another one outside off with a hint of turn, Marnus Labuschagne doesn't connect this well as the ball bounces off the deck.

49.1 1

Tossed up, on off. Travis Head shuffles across and taps it to covers for one.

Score after 49 overs : 150/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

M Labuschagne

50 (110)

T Head

10 (22)

J Holder

15-4-30-1

48.6 0

Good length and on off, Marnus Labuschagne knocks it to mid on and calls for one but Travis Head sends him back.

48.5 0

Slightly shorter and outside off, Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.

48.4 1

On a length and outside off, Travis Head slaps it towards deep point for one.

48.3 0

On a length and on off, Travis Head looks to defend it but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

48.2 0

Bowls it on off, Head defends it solidly.

48.1 1

Slightly shorter one angling it in, Marnus Labuschagne fends it to square leg for one. Fifty up for Marnus Labuschagne! He has just been a run machine for Australia.

Score after 48 overs : 148/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

M Labuschagne

49 (107)

T Head

9 (19)

R Chase

5-0-25-0

47.6 1

Loopy delivery bowled full and wide outside off, Marnus Labuschagne lofts this over point and takes a run.

47.5 1

Another full delivery served in line with the stumps. Travis Head kncoks this down to long on for a single.

47.4 0

Full and angled into the pads, Travis Head clips this towards mid on.

47.3 0

Goes 'round the wicket and floats this one full, outside off. Travis Head knocks this firmly towards cover.

47.2 1

Flights this one and serves this full outside off, Marnus Labuschagne strokes this to the left of mid off and takes one.

47.1 0

Roston Chase fires this one full and wide outside off, Marnus Labuschagne leaves this one alone.

Roston Chase comes into the attack now.

Score after 47 overs : 145/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

T Head

8 (16)

M Labuschagne

47 (104)

J Holder

14-4-28-1

46.6 0

Goes a touch fuller this time and outside the off pole, Travis Head gets low and watches it closely as it goes through to the keeper.

46.5 0

On a good length once again and angled in from outside the off stump. Travis Head is well behind the line of the ball as he blocks this towards cover.

46.4 1

Fuller in length and in line with the stumps, Marnus Labuschagne clips this into the square leg region and takes a run.

46.3 1

Goes full this time and outside the off stump, Travis Head strokes this to the left of extra cover and takes a single.

46.2 0

Goes 'round the wicket and serves this on a good length, outside off. Travis Head does not offer any shot this time.

46.1 0

Jason Holder bowls this on a good length and angles away from the left-hander outside off. Travis Head rocks back and punches the ball towards cover.

Score after 46 overs : 143/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Labuschagne

46 (103)

T Head

7 (11)

A Joseph

13-2-40-1

45.6 0

On a good length and outside the off pole, Marnus Labuschagne blocks this solidly towards cover.

45.5 0

Goes fuller this time and angles it into the stumps from outside off, Marnus Labuschagne clips the ball left of mid-wicket.

45.4 0

Gets this one to nip back in from a good length and in line with the stumps. Marnus Labuschagne looks to tuck this leg side but misses and gets hit on the thigh pad. There is a massive appeal from the bowler but this is clearly way too high.

45.3 0

This is on a good length and just outside off, Marnus Labuschagne blocks this towards short mid on.

45.2 4

FOUR! Marnus Labuschagne gets a hold of this one and dismisses it out of his presence! Alzarri Joseph bowls this short and outside off, Marnus Labuschagne pulls this front of square on the leg side and collects four runs.

45.1 0

Alzarri Joseph bowls this on a good length and outside the off stump. Marnus Labuschagne raises his bat and goes on his toes to leave this alone.

Score after 45 overs : 139/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Labuschagne

42 (97)

T Head

7 (11)

J Holder

13-4-26-1

44.6 1

Another short ball delivered outside the off stump, Marnus Labuschagne gets on top of the bounce and steers the ball towards deep square leg for a single.

44.5 1

Slightly short and just outside off, Travis Head rocks back and makes room to cut this to deep point for a single.

44.4 0

Bowls this in line with the stumps on a good length, Travis Head blocks this with a straight bat to the left of the bowler.

44.3 0

This is on a good length as well and outside off, Travis Head chooses to leave this one alone.

44.2 2

Edged and just short! That was close! Jason Holder bowls this on a good length and just outside off. Travis Head pushes at the ball and gets a thick edge that falls just short of the second slip. The ball bounces awkwardly past the fielder and they take two runs.

44.1 0

Jason Holder bowls this back of a length and outside off, Travis Head looks to cut but does not get any timing. Miscues this towards the cover fielder.

Score after 44 overs : 135/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

M Labuschagne

41 (96)

T Head

4 (6)

A Joseph

12-2-36-1

43.6 0

Shorter one on off, Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.

43.5 1

Fuller and on off, Travis Head guides it to point. A misfield allows the batters to steal one run.

43.4 0

On a length and on off, Travis Head defends it to mid off.

43.3 0

Good length and outside off, Travis Head shoulders arms at it.

43.2 2

Fuller one this time, Travis Head knocks it through covers for a brace.

43.1 0

On a length and on off angling it in, Travis Head eases it to mid on.

Score after 43 overs : 132/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

M Labuschagne

41 (95)

T Head

1 (1)

J Holder

12-4-22-1

42.6 0

On a length and on off, Marnus Labuschagne defends it solidly.

42.5 1

Travis Head is away. Fuller and on off, Travis Head guides it to covers for one.

Travis Head makes his way out in the middle to replace the captain.
42.4 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! The skipper departs for a duck and West Indies have worked their way into the match. On a length and on off, Steven Smith looks to play it with soft hands but the ball hits the upper part of his bat and lobs towards Jason Holder who pouches it comfortably and makes no mistake. Australia are three down for 131 now!

42.3 0

Slower one outside off, Steven Smith lets it go.

42.2 0

Good length angling it in, Steven Smith defends it to mid off.

42.1 1

Slightly shorter one on leg, Marnus Labuschagne pulls it but doesn't connect well. The ball carries towards square leg and lands safely. They collect one.

Score after 42 overs : 130/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

S Smith

0 (5)

M Labuschagne

40 (93)

D Thomas

4-0-14-1

41.6 0

On a length and on leg, Steven Smith defends it back towards the bowler.

41.6 wd 1

Wide! Bangs a shorter one on leg, Steven Smith leaves it alone.

41.5 0

Bowls it on off, Steven Smith drives but finds the fielder at covers.

41.4 0

Good length and outside leg, Steven Smith lets this one go as well.

41.3 0

Back of a length angling away outside off, Steven Smith leaves it alone.

41.2 0

Fuller on the stumps, Steven Smith pushes to the short cover fielder.

Drinks! Australia is 129/1 after 41 overs. Australian batters have set up a good platform far. Adding to their advantage, West Indies are a bowler short. West Indies will look to get more breakthroughs while Australia will now look for a bigger partnership. Steven Smith walks in next.
41.1 W 0

OUT! LBW! Devon Thomas has the breakthrough and it is the big wicket of the man in form Usman Khawaja! Starts the over from 'round the wicket and angles this into the stumps from outside off. Usman Khawaja looks to clip this leg side but misses and gets hit on the pads. There is a huge appeal from the West Indies and the umpire raises his finger. The batter reviews straight away and the ball seems to be quite far from the bat. Ball Tracking shows the ball just clipping the leg stump and it will be the umpire's call. A much-needed wicket for West Indies and Australia have lost both their openers.

Score after 41 overs : 129/1

Runs Scored

8 Runs

M Labuschagne

40 (93)

U Khawaja

62 (128)

J Holder

11-4-20-0

40.6 0

Bowls this one in line with the stumps and on a good length, Marnus Labuschagne clips this towards square leg tro end the over with a dot ball.

40.5 0

On a good length this time and outside off, Marnus Labuschagne gets a good stride forward and smothers the ball into the pitch.

40.4 4

FOUR! That is a good-looking shot from Marnus Labuschagne! Jason Holder goes really full and just outside off, Marnus Labuschagne punches this down to long on and collects four runs. This is getting dangerous for West Indies as Australia are accumulating runs freely.

40.3 0

Bowls this one outside the off stump on a good length, Marnus Labuschagne raises his arms and is happy to leave this one alone.

40.2 0

On a good length and in line with the stumps, Marnus Labuschagne pushes this towards mid on.

40.1 4

FOUR! Poor delivery from Jason Holder and gets the treatment it deserves! Strays way down leg side on a good length, Marnus Labuschagne helps it along it way and flicks it down to fine leg for four runs. Long boundary there but the ball races across the turf.

Score after 40 overs : 121/1

Runs Scored

1 Runs

U Khawaja

62 (128)

M Labuschagne

32 (87)

D Thomas

3-0-13-0

39.6 0

Goes full and closer to the off stump, Usman Khawaja mistimes his drive to the cover fielder.

39.5 0

Bowls this on a good length and outside the off pole, Usman Khawaja lets this go through to the keeper.

39.4 1

On a good length this time and angled into the stumps, Marnus Labuschagne clips this to the right of mid-wicket and takes a single.

39.3 0

Devon Thomas serves this really wide outside the off stump on a fuller length. Marnus Labuschagne decides to not play a shot.

39.2 0

On a good length and in line with the stumps, Marnus Labuschagne taps this into the leg side.

39.1 0

Bowls this really full outside the off stump. Marnus Labuschagne digs this out back towards the bowler.

Score after 39 overs : 120/1

Runs Scored

1 Runs

U Khawaja

62 (126)

M Labuschagne

31 (83)

J Holder

10-4-12-0

38.6 0

Goes back to bowling over the wicket and on a good length, outside off. Usman Khawaja leaves this one alone and the keeper collects it.

38.5 0

On a good length this time and outside off, Usman Khawaja defends this towards mid off.

38.4 0

Goes 'round the wicket and serves this full, angled into the stumps. Usman Khawaja taos it to the leg side. Marnus Labuschagne looks for a single but is sent back. This would have been tight had there been a direct hit at the non-striker's end.

38.3 1

Bowls this slightly short and outside the off stump, Marnus Labuschagne pulls this towards deep square leg and takes a single.

38.2 0

On a good length and outside the off pole, Marnus Labuschagne raises his arms in the air and lets the ball through to the keeper.

38.1 0

Jason Holder bowls this on a good length and just outside the off stump, Marnus Labuschagne blocks this with a straight bat towards mid on.

Score after 38 overs : 119/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Labuschagne

30 (80)

U Khawaja

62 (123)

D Thomas

2-0-12-0

37.6 1

Delivers this one full and wide outside off, Marnus Labuschagne knocks this to deep cover-point and takes a single to retain strike. Jason Holder is back in the attack here.

37.5 0

Gets this closer to the batter on a good length, Marnus Labuschagne gets squared up but manages to block this towards cover-point.

37.4 0

Bowls this wide outside off on a good length, Marnus Labuschagne is watchful as he leaves this one alone.

37.3 0

Goes really full this time and just outside the off pole. Marnus Labuschagne digs this out towards mid on.

37.2 2

In line with the stumps this time on a good length. Marnus Labuschagne tucks this to deep backward square leg and takes a couple of runs.

37.2 nb 1

NO BALL! Devon Thomas bowls this on a good length and closer to the stumps this time. Good carry to the keeper as Marnus Labuschagne leaves this one alone. The bowler has over-stepped though and it will be a no ball.

37.1 0

Devon Thomas bowls the way outside the off pole on a fuller length. There is movement for him off the wicket but Marnus Labuschagne does not need to play at this.

Score after 37 overs : 115/1

Runs Scored

5 Runs

U Khawaja

62 (123)

M Labuschagne

27 (73)

A Phillip

9-2-25-0

36.6 0

Continues bowling on a good length, outside off. Usman Khawaja gets his front foot forward and leaves the ball well.

36.5 0

Back to bowling on a good length and offers width outside off, Usman Khawaja is happy to leave this one alone.

36.4 0

Goes full this time and closer to the stumps, Usman Khawaja digs this out to the mid off fielder.

36.3 0

On a good length this time and angling way from the left-hander outside off, Usman Khawaja blocks this towards mid off.

36.2 1

Goes slightly fuller and outside the off pole, Marnus Labuschagne pushes this through covers and takes a single.

36.1 4

FOUR! Australia scoring at a brisk rate now! Anderson Phillip bowls this on a good length and outside off stump, Marnus Labuschagne thumps this to deep point and collects four runs.

Score after 36 overs : 110/1

Runs Scored

8 Runs

U Khawaja

62 (119)

M Labuschagne

22 (71)

D Thomas

1-0-8-0

35.6 0

Continues bowling outside off on a good length, Usman Khawaja shoulders his arms to this one as well.

35.5 0

On a good length once again and angling away from the left-hander. Usman Khawaja leaves this one alone.

35.4 0

Goes over the wicket now and bowls this on a good length, outside off. Usman Khawaja blocks this solidly to covers.

35.3 4

FOUR! Two boundaries in a row now! Devon Thomas bangs this in short outside the off stump, Usman Khawaja gets on top of the bounce and pulls this towards deep mid-wicket for four more runs,

35.2 4

FOUR! This has been timed beautifully! Devon Thomas bowls this a touch fuller and outside off, Usman Khawaja gets his front foot forward and carves this to deep cover for four runs.

35.1 0

Devon Thomas starts off from 'round the wicket and serves this on a good length outside off. Usman Khawaja clocks this to cover.

Score after 35 overs : 102/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Labuschagne

22 (71)

U Khawaja

54 (113)

A Phillip

8-2-20-0

34.6 0

Good length shaping it in, Marnus Labuschagne blocks it to mid on. Devon Thomas comes into the attack now.

34.5 0

A yorker right into the blockhole, Marnus Labuschagne digs it to point. Dot.

34.4 0

Fuller one this time, Marnus Labuschagne eases it back towards the bowler.

34.3 0

On a length and outside off, Marnus Labuschagne cuts it but finds the fielder at point who stops well by diving to his left. Dot.

34.2 0

Good length angling it in, Marnus Labuschagne defends it to mid on.

34.1 4

FOUR! Fine shot. Fuller and on off, Marnus Labuschagne gets on his knee and drives it through covers for a boundary!

Score after 34 overs : 98/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

U Khawaja

54 (113)

M Labuschagne

18 (65)

A Joseph

11-2-33-1

33.6 0

A maiden from Alzarri Joseph. Slightly shorter one and just outside off, Usman Khawaja shoulders arms at it.

33.5 0

On a length and outside off, 135.7 kph. Usman Khawaja leaves it alone.

33.4 0

Good length shaping it away from the batter, Usman Khawaja lets it go towards the keeper.

33.3 0

Bangs a bouncer on off, Usman Khawaja ducks underneath it.

33.2 0

Another dot ball as this is defended back towards the bowler.

33.1 0

Slightly shorter one outside off, Usman Khawaja leaves it alone.

Score after 33 overs : 98/1

Runs Scored

2 Runs

M Labuschagne

18 (65)

U Khawaja

54 (107)

A Phillip

7-2-16-0

32.6 2

Nearly chops onto the stumps. On a length and outside off, Marnus Labuschagne looks to block it but gets a thick inside edge as the ball rolls towards fine leg. They collect two. Close!

32.5 0

A low full toss, down leg. Marnus Labuschagne looks to flick it but misses.

32.4 0

Slightly shorter one this time, Marnus Labuschagne taps it towards the fielder at point.

32.3 0

A yorker and on off, Marnus Labuschagne digs it to mid off.

32.2 0

Fuller one this time, Marnus Labuschagne drives it but finds the fielder at extra covers.

32.1 0

Bowls it outside off, Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone towards the keeper.

Score after 32 overs : 96/1

Runs Scored

1 Runs

M Labuschagne

16 (59)

U Khawaja

54 (107)

A Joseph

10-1-33-1

31.6 1

Bowls it on off shaping it in, Marnus Labuschagne guides it to mid on and scampers through for a single.

31.5 0

Outside off this time, Marnus Labuschagne eases it to mid off.

31.4 0

Slightly shorter one, angling it in. Marnus Labuschagne looks to block it but gets an inside edge as the ball hits his ribs and bounces off the deck.

31.3 0

Another dot ball as this is defended towards the fielder at mid on.

31.2 0

Good length angling it in, Marnus Labuschagne eases it to mid off. Dot.

31.1 0

Slightly shorter one, Marnus Labuschagne fends it back towards the bowler.

Score after 31 overs : 95/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

U Khawaja

54 (107)

M Labuschagne

15 (53)

A Phillip

6-2-14-0

30.6 0

On a length and on off, Usman Khawaja defends it solidly.

30.5 0

Touch fuller and just outside off, Usman Khawaja slaps it but finds the fielder at point.

30.4 0

An outswinger outside off, Usman Khawaja leaves it alone again.

30.3 0

On a length and outside off, Usman Khawaja leaves it alone.

30.2 0

Bowls it on off, this is defended back towards the bowler.

30.1 4

FOUR! Fuller and down leg, Usman Khawaja uses his wrists and flicks it in the gap through fine leg for a boundary!

Score after 30 overs : 91/1

Runs Scored

2 Runs

M Labuschagne

15 (53)

U Khawaja

50 (101)

A Joseph

9-1-32-1

29.6 0

On a length and on off, Marnus Labuschagne looks to defend it but miscues it to backward point. Good start so far from the West Indies bowlers.

29.5 2

Bowls a fuller one this time, Marnus Labuschagne nudges it towards deep mid-wicket for a brace.

29.4 0

Length delivery outside the off. Marnus Labuschagne pushes it to short extra covers.

29.3 0

Bowls it on off again, Marnus Labuschagne taps it to the fielder at point.

29.2 0

On a length and on off, Marnus Labuschagne blocks it back towards Alzarri Joseph.

29.1 0

Good length angling it into the batter, Marnus Labuschagne defends it solidly towards mid on.

Alzarri Joseph will bowl from the other end after the break.

Score after 29 overs : 89/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

U Khawaja

50 (101)

M Labuschagne

13 (47)

A Phillip

5-2-10-0

28.6 0

A maiden from Anderson Phillip to start with. Outside off, Usman Khawaja leaves it alone.

28.5 0

Similar to the last delivery, Usman Khawaja looks to block it but gets beaten again. Five dots now.

28.4 0

Bowls it outside off shaping it away, Usman Khawaja looks to defend it but gets beaten on the outside edge.

28.3 0

On off again, Usman Khawaja eases it to the fielder at mid on.

28.2 0

Another length ball on off, Usman Khawaja defends it solidly off the front foot.

28.1 0

Good length angling it in, Usman Khawaja blocks it back towards the bowler.

We are set for the game to resume. The umpires make their way out to the middle and so do the players of West Indies. Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne stride out to the middle to resume their partnership. Anderson Phillip will begin proceedings after the break. Let's go...
... DAY 1, SESSION 2 ...
Both teams had a few injury worries and made some alterations to their starting lineups. Steven Smith choose to bat first and probably was the right decision. Usman Khawaja scored a half-century and he will be hoping to carry on with the momentum. Marnus Labuschagne looks good and is batting with ease. Kraigg Brathwaite will want his bowlers to find their length right and get timely breakthroughs in the game. West Indies have some work to do here. Will they get some early breakthroughs in the second session? Or will the Aussie batters continue to bat freely and keep the scoreboard ticking? We shall find out soon. Do join us at 12.10 pm IST (6:40 am GMT) post dinner.
SESSION SUMMARY - 28 overs, 89 runs, and 1 wicket. So the first session of the Pink Ball Test is done and dusted, with Australia scoring 89 runs for the loss of 1 wicket. The wicket was of David Warner, who fell in the trap set by Alzarri Joseph. Post Warner's dismissal, in walked Marnus Labuschagne and stitched a good partnership with Khawaja to ensure that Australia have the upper hand post dinner. The Windies' bowling didn't really look like a problem to deal with for the Aussie batters, Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne after that.

Score after 28 overs : 89/1

Runs Scored

2 Runs

M Labuschagne

13 (47)

U Khawaja

50 (95)

R Chase

4-0-22-0

27.6 0

This is straight as well and slightly short, Marnus Labuschagne goes on his back foot and clocks this towards mid-wicket. That will be DINNER on Day 1!

27.5 0

Continues bowling full and in line with the stumps, Marnus Labuschagne clocks this back down the pitch.

27.4 0

This is on a leg stump line and fuller in length, Marnus Labuschagne flicks this to square leg.

27.3 1

That is FIFTY for Usman Khawaja! This is slightly short and just outside off, Usman Khawaja goes deep in the crease and punches this to deep cover for a single.

27.2 0

Goes full and just outside off, Usman Khawaja looks to go on the back foot and is hurried into his block.

27.1 1

Roston Chase floats one full and in line with the stumps, Marnus Labuschagne clips this towards deep square leg and takes a single.

Score after 27 overs : 87/1

Runs Scored

2 Runs

U Khawaja

49 (93)

M Labuschagne

12 (43)

A Joseph

8-1-30-1

26.6 0

Goes full once this time and outside the off stump, Usman Khawaja strokes this straight to the cover fielder.

26.5 0

On a good length and just outside off, Usman Khawaja defends this firmly towards cover.

26.4 1

Attacks the stumps on a fuller length, Marnus Labuschagne clips this towards deep mid-wicket and takes a single.

26.3 0

Bowls this a tad fuller and outside the off stump, Marnus Labuschagne well behind the line of the ball as he taps this into teh off side.

26.3 wd 1

WIDE! Bangs this in short and outside the off pole, Marnus Labuschagne sways out of the way and lets it through to the keeper. The umpire feels its too high and calls this wide.

26.2 0

Bowls this one back of a length and outside off, Marnus Labuschagne gets on his toes and taps the ball towards backward point.

26.1 0

Alzarri Joseph bowls this on a good length and outside the off pole, Marnus Labuschagne steps across the stumps and blocks the ball into the off side.

Score after 26 overs : 85/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

U Khawaja

49 (91)

M Labuschagne

11 (39)

J Holder

9-4-11-0

25.6 0

Angles this one in but it is wide oustide off on a good length. Usman Khawaja shoulders his arms to this one and it will be another maiden for Jason Holder.

25.5 0

Goes slightly fuller and outside the off stump, Usman Khawaja defends this solidly towards cover.

25.4 0

Closer this time but still outside off on a good length, Usman Khawaja blocks this to backward point.

25.3 0

Continues bowling well outside off on a good length and Usman Khawaja continues to not play a shot.

25.2 0

Bowls this on a good length and outside the off pole, Usman Khawaja continues to be patient and leaves this one alone.

25.1 0

Bowls it slightly shorter and outside off, Usman Khawaja leaves it alone.

Score after 25 overs : 85/1

Runs Scored

2 Runs

M Labuschagne

11 (39)

U Khawaja

49 (85)

A Joseph

7-1-28-1

24.6 0

On a good length this time and just outside off, Marnus Labuschagne looks to block and gets an outside edge towards point.

24.5 0

Bowls this at 146 clicks on a good length and outside the off stump, Marnus Labuschagne raises his arms and lets it through to the keeper.

24.4 2

Bowls this short and outside off, Marnus Labuschagne gets on top of the bounce and pulls this towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

24.3 0

On a good length once again and outside off, Marnus Labuschagne knocks this straight to the cover-point fielder.

24.2 0

Gets this outside the off stump on a good length, Marnus Labuschagne looks to play at it initially but then decides to leave it alone.

24.1 0

On a good length and in line with the stumps, Marnus Labuschagne cips this towards mid-wicket.

Score after 24 overs : 83/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

U Khawaja

49 (85)

M Labuschagne

9 (33)

J Holder

8-3-11-0

23.6 0

Fuller length and outside the off. Usman Khawaja shoulders his arms at it.

23.5 0

Fuller and outside off, Usman Khawaja lets it go.

23.4 0

Goes full and well outside the off stump, Usman Khawaja leaves this one alone.

23.3 0

This is on a good length and outside off, Usman Khawaja blocks this towards point.

23.2 0

Jason Holder has got his radar off as he flings this down leg side on a fuller length. Usman Khawaja leaves it alone and the keeper gets across to collect it.

23.1 0

Jason Holder bowls from 'round the wicket and bangs this in short and quiet wide outside off. Usman Khawaja does not make a move towards the ball and leaves it alone.

Score after 23 overs : 83/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

M Labuschagne

9 (33)

U Khawaja

49 (79)

A Phillip

4-1-10-0

22.6 0

Another maiden over and West Indies are building some pressure here. Anderson Phillip bowls this on a good length and just outside off, Marnus Labuschagne taps this back down the pitch towards the bowler.

22.5 0

On a good length this time and outside off, Marnus Labuschagne gets squared up and gets a thick outside edge towards the gully fielder.

22.4 0

Strays down the leg side on a good length, Marnus Labuschagne looks to clip but misses and it is collected by the keeper.

22.3 0

Goes a touch fuller but still outside the off pole, Marnus Labuschagne strokes this firmly to the mid off fielder.

22.2 0

This is on a good length and outside off, Marnus Labuschagne blocks this solidly to the off side.

22.1 0

Anderson Phillip goes full and wide outside off, Marnus Labuschagne strokes this to the right of point but there is a good stop from the fielder.

Score after 22 overs : 83/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

U Khawaja

49 (79)

M Labuschagne

9 (27)

J Holder

7-2-11-0

21.6 0

On a good length once again and just outside off, Usman Khawaja defends this back down the pitch towards the bowler.

21.5 0

This is on a good length and outside the off stump, Usman Khawaja leaves this one alone.

21.4 0

Bowls this back of a length and in line with the stumps, Usman Khawaja looks to pull but misses and gets hit on his body.

21.3 0

Bowls this well outside off on a fuller length, Usman Khawaja shoulders his arms to this one.

21.2 0

This is full and outside the off, Usman Khawaja clocks this towards cover.

21.1 0

Jason Holder bowls this well outside the off pole on a good length. Usman Khawaja watches it go past to the keeper.

Score after 21 overs : 83/1

Runs Scored

1 Runs

M Labuschagne

9 (27)

U Khawaja

49 (73)

A Phillip

3-0-10-0

20.6 0

Bowls this one in line with the stumps and on a good length. Some extra bounce off the surface and the ball rises sharply. Marnus Labuschagne blocks this back into the pitch awkwardly.

20.5 1

Strays onto the pads this time in a good length, Usman Khawaja clips this to deep square leg and takes a single.

20.4 0

Keeps prodding at the line outside the off stump on a good length, Usman Khawaja continues to not offer a shot.

20.3 0

Further outside off on a good length, Usman Khawaja is not interested in playing at this one as well.

20.2 0

On a good length this time and outside the off stump, Usman Khawaja lets this go through to the keeper.

20.1 0

Anderson Phillip starts this over from over the wicket to the left-hander. Bowls this fuller and just outside off, Usman Khawaja pushes at the ball and is beaten on the outside edge.

Score after 20 overs : 82/1

Runs Scored

1 Runs

M Labuschagne

9 (26)

U Khawaja

48 (68)

J Holder

6-1-11-0

19.6 0

Good movement away from a good length, just outside the off pole. Marnus Labuschagne shoulders his arms to this one.

19.5 0

Goes slightly fuller and just outside off at 122 clicks. Marnus Labuschagne is watchful as he blocks this back down the pitch.

19.4 1

Bowls this onto the pads on a good length, Usman Khawaja clips this through the square leg region and takes a single.

19.3 0

Bowls this at 126 kmph, outside the off stump and on a good length. Usman Khawaja is content with leaving this alone.

19.2 0

Outside the off stump and 121 clicks and on a good length. Usman Khawaja raises his arms high in the air and leaves the ball alone.

19.1 0

Jason Holder goes full and outside the off stump, Usman Khawaja defends this solidly towards cover.

Score after 19 overs : 81/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

U Khawaja

47 (64)

M Labuschagne

9 (24)

K Brathwaite

1-0-4-0

18.6 1

Bowls this one slightly short and outside off, Usman Khawaja goes back in the crease and looks to pull but gets a top edge into the vacant square leg region and they take a run.

18.5 0

Fires this one full and just outside off, Usman Khawaja blocks this towards cover.

18.4 1

Full once again and pitches outside leg, Marnus Labuschagne clips this towards square leg and takes one.

18.3 1

Bowls this outside off on a fuller length, Usman Khawaja taps this past the point fielder and takes a single.

18.2 1

This is full as well and just outside the odd stump, Marnus Labuschagne clips this down to long on and takes one.

18.1 0

Goes full on a leg stump line, Marnus Labuschagne blocks this back towards the bowler.

Kraigg Brathwaite the captain brings himself into the attack now.

Score after 18 overs : 77/1

Runs Scored

8 Runs

M Labuschagne

7 (21)

U Khawaja

45 (61)

A Phillip

2-0-9-0

17.6 1

Continues to attack the stumps on a good length, Marnus Labuschagne clips this to deep backward square leg for a single and will keep strike.

17.5 0

Goes over the wicket now to Marnus Labuschagne and bowls this full, in line with the stumps. The batter blocks this back down the pitch.

17.4 3

Bowls this short of length and outside off, Usman Khawaja pulls this in the gap to the right of mid-wicket and they take three runs comfortably.

17.3 4

FOUR! That has been crunched away! Anderson Phillip continues bowling full and outside the off stump, Usman Khawaja gets his front foot forward and caresses this to deep cover for four runs. 1000 runs for Usman Khawaja in 2022!

17.2 0

Goes really full this time but angles this down leg, Usman Khawaja looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pad.

17.1 0

Anderson Phillip continues bowling 'round the wicket to the southpaw. Goes full and just outside off. Usman Khawaja blocks this towards mid off.

Score after 17 overs : 69/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

M Labuschagne

6 (19)

U Khawaja

38 (57)

J Holder

5-1-10-0

16.6 0

Maiden over for Jason Holder! This is on a good length and in line with the stumps. Marnus Labuschagne pushes this towards mid one.

16.5 0

Bowls this slightly back of a length and angled into the stumps, Marnus Labuschagne inside edges the ball to square leg.

16.4 0

Goes slightly fuller and outside the off stump. Marnus Labuschagne gets a solid block in towards mid off.

16.3 0

Gets this close to the off pole and gets good shape away from a good length. Marnus Labuschagne judges the line of the bal well and lets it through to the keeper.

16.2 0

On a good length and outside the off stump, Marnus Labuschagne leaves this one alone.

16.1 0

Starts off with a good length delivery in line with the stumps, Marnus Labuschagne looks to work this leg side but gets sqaured up and in the end taps the ball down the pitch.

Jason Holder has been brought back into the attack.

Score after 16 overs : 69/1

Runs Scored

1 Runs

U Khawaja

38 (57)

M Labuschagne

6 (13)

A Phillip

1-0-1-0

15.6 0

Goes 'round the wicket for the last ball and serves this on a good length outside off. Usman Khawaja blocks this towards cover as the ball is angled in.

15.5 0

This is slightly short and outside the off stump, Usman Khawaja cuts this but with control straight to point.

15.4 0

Keeps bowling on a good length and angling away from outside off, Usman Khawaja is happy to leave it alone as well.

15.3 0

Slightly further outside off on a good length, Usman Khawaja continues to shoulder arms to it.

15.2 0

Outside the off stump on a good length, Usman Khawaja raises his arms and leaves it alone.

15.1 1

Anderson Phillip begins with a back-of-a-length delivery in line with the stumps, Marnus Labuschagne tucks this to square leg and takes a single.

Anderson Phillip comes into the attack.

Score after 15 overs : 68/1

Runs Scored

10 Runs

U Khawaja

38 (52)

M Labuschagne

5 (12)

M Mindley

2-0-11-0

14.6 0

Bowls it outside off, Usman Khawaja leaves it alone.

14.6 nb 1

Bangs a shorter one on leg, Usman Khawaja ducks underneath it. Oh, its a no ball again.

14.5 0

On a length and on off, Usman Khawaja defends it back towards the bowler.

14.4 0

Another one outside off shaping it in, Usman Khawaja reads it well and makes a tight leave.

14.4 nb 1

On a length and outside off, Usman Khawaja leaves it alone. Oh, its a no ball.

14.3 4

FOUR! Slightly shorter this time but gets the same result. Usman Khawaja rocks back and pulls it through square leg for another boundary!

14.2 4

FOUR! Overpitched and on off, Usman Khawaja stands tall and drives it through covers as the ball reaches the ropes in no time. Boundary!

14.1 0

Touch fuller and on off, Usman Khawaja blocks it firmly back towards the bowler.

DRINKS! Australia have gotten off to a brisk start but have lost their dangerous opener David Warner. West Indies will have to toil hard for wickets but if they persist they will definitely get the rewards. There is very little purchase off the pitch at the moment and it is to be seen if Australia continues to accumulate runs freely or if West Indies get a couple of more wickets.

Score after 14 overs : 58/1

Runs Scored

8 Runs

U Khawaja

30 (44)

M Labuschagne

5 (12)

R Chase

3-0-20-0

13.6 1

Slightly shorter one, Usman Khawaja punches it to covers for one.

13.5 4

FOUR! Slightly shorter one, slower too. Usman Khawaja reads it early and pulls it hard through square leg for a boundary!

13.4 1

Fuller one as this is pushed towards covers for one.

13.3 0

Fuller on the stumps, Marnus Labuschagne defends on the front foot back to the bowler.

13.2 1

Short of a length, Usman Khawaja makes room and carves it through covers for a single.

13.1 1

Fuller and on off, Marnus Labuschagne pushes it to mid on and scampers through for a single.

Score after 13 overs : 50/1

Runs Scored

1 Runs

U Khawaja

24 (41)

M Labuschagne

3 (9)

M Mindley

1-0-1-0

12.6 0

Bowls it on off this time, Usman Khawaja defends it firmly towards the bowler.

12.5 0

On a length and outside off shaping it in, Usman Khawaja reads it well and lets it go.

12.4 0

Fuller and on middle, Usman Khawaja knocks it back towards the bowler.

12.3 0

Shorter one on middle, Usman Khawaja leaves it alone.

12.3 nb 1

On a length this time, Usman Khawaja defends it to short covers. Oh, its a no ball.

12.2 0

Back of a length in the channel angling away, Usman Khawaja lets it go to the keeper.

12.1 0

Good length shaping it in, Usman Khawaja blocks it to short covers.

Score after 12 overs : 49/1

Runs Scored

7 Runs

M Labuschagne

3 (9)

U Khawaja

24 (34)

R Chase

2-0-12-0

11.6 0

Tossed up, on off. Marnus Labuschagne defends it back towards the bowler.

11.5 0

Another dot ball as this is defended towards mid-wicket.

11.4 0

Fuller again, Marnus Labuschagne nudges it to mid-wicket. The fielder does well and stops it by diving to his right. Dot.

11.3 1

Fuller and on off, Usman Khawaja pushes it to covers for one.

11.2 4

FOUR! A loose delivery on middle, Usman Khawaja rocks back and pulls it through square leg for a boundary!

11.1 2

Fuller and on off, Usman Khawaja flicks it to square leg for a couple of runs.

Score after 11 overs : 42/1

Runs Scored

3 Runs

M Labuschagne

3 (6)

U Khawaja

17 (31)

A Joseph

6-1-26-1

10.6 0

Another one outside off as Marnus Labuschagne lets this one go as well.

10.5 0

On a length and outside off with some extra bounce, Marnus Labuschagne shoulders arms at it.

10.4 2

Bowls it fuller and on leg, Marnus Labuschagne nudges it to mid-wicket for a brace.

10.3 1

Good length and on the pads, Usman Khawaja works it away for a single to the mid-wicket region.

10.2 0

On a length and on middle, Usman Khawaja defends it back towards the bowler.

10.1 0

Slightly shorter one and outside off shaping it away, Usman Khawaja looks to play at it but gets beaten on the outside edge.

Score after 10 overs : 39/1

Runs Scored

5 Runs

M Labuschagne

1 (3)

U Khawaja

16 (28)

R Chase

1-0-5-0

9.6 0

Tossed up, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne defends it back towards the bowler.

9.5 1

Fuller one with a hint of turn, Usman Khawaja guides it to backward point for one.

9.4 2

Slightly shorter and on the pads as Usman Khawaja flicks it towards deep square leg for a double.

9.3 1

Keeps bowling it fuller, Marnus Labuschagne taps it to point for one.

9.2 0

Another fuller ball as this is defended towards the bowler.

9.1 1

Fuller and on off, Usman Khawaja eases it to point for one.

Who will walk out now?

Score after 9 overs : 34/1

Runs Scored

12 Runs

D Warner

21 (29)

U Khawaja

12 (25)

A Joseph

5-1-23-1

8.6 W 0

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Alzarri Joseph finally gets his man and West Indies have a breakthrough in the game. An half volley and outside off shaping it away, David Warner falls for this delivery and looks to drive it but misses and gets a slightest of the edge. Joshua Da Silva makes no mistake and takes it well. David Warner walks out at 21.

8.5 0

Shorter one and on middle, David Warner ducks underneath it.

8.4 4

FOUR! Another half volley on off, David Warner stands firm and creams it through extra covers for another boundary!

8.3 4

FOUR! Good length and on off, David Warner knocks it with the full face of the bat through mid off for a boundary!

8.2 0

On a length shaping it away, David Warner eases it to backward point.

8.1 4

FOUR! Slightly shorter and outside off, David Warner stands firm and cuts it through covers for a boundary!

Score after 8 overs : 22/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

U Khawaja

12 (25)

D Warner

9 (23)

J Holder

4-0-10-0

7.6 0

An outswinger and outside off, Usman Khawaja shoulders arms at it.

7.5 0

Fuller one and on middle, Usman Khawaja defends it back towards the bowler.

7.4 0

Good length and just outside off as Usman Khawaja reads it well and makes a tight leave.

7.3 0

Good length angling it in, Usman Khawaja defends this one off his front foot.

7.2 2

Fuller and on off, Usman Khawaja shuffles across and creams it towards deep covers for a brace.

7.1 0

On a length and on off, Usman Khawaja defends it back towards the bowler.

Score after 7 overs : 20/0

Runs Scored

0 Runs

D Warner

9 (23)

U Khawaja

10 (19)

A Joseph

4-1-11-0

6.6 0

A maiden from Alzarri Joseph as this one is defended towards mid off.

6.5 0

A touch fuller and a quicker one as David Warner drives it straight to the man at short covers on the bounce.

6.4 0

Slightly shorter and outside off, David Warner looks to pull it but misses.

6.3 0

Good length and on off, David Warner eases it to mid off.

6.2 0

Back of a length shaping it away from the batter, David Warner gets in two minds but leaves it alone in the end.

6.1 0

Slightly shorter one and on off, David Warner fends it to point.

Score after 6 overs : 20/0

Runs Scored

3 Runs

U Khawaja

10 (19)

D Warner

9 (17)

J Holder

3-0-8-0

5.6 2

Back of a length and on off, Usman Khawaja pulls it to mid-wicket for a brace.

5.5 1

On a length and on off, David Warner taps it to covers for one.

5.4 0

Another one outside off as David Warner lets it sail towards the keeper.

5.3 0

Touch fuller and outside off, David Warner shoulders arms at it.

5.2 0

Slightly shorter one and on off, David Warner cuts it but finds the fielder at backward point who stops it well.

5.1 0

Length ball outside off stump as the batter leaves it alone here.

Score after 5 overs : 17/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

U Khawaja

8 (18)

D Warner

8 (12)

A Joseph

3-0-11-0

4.6 0

Fuller and on off, Usman Khawaja defends it to short covers.

4.5 0

On a length and outside off shaping it away, Usman Khawaja shoulders arms at it. Four dots now.

4.4 0

Good length and outside off, Usman Khawaja lets this one go as well.

4.3 0

Another length ball and outside off, Usman Khawaja leaves it alone again.

4.2 0

An outswinger and outside off, Usman Khawaja leaves it alone.

4.1 4

FOUR! Shorter one and on off, Usman Khawaja stands tall and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary!

Score after 4 overs : 13/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

D Warner

8 (12)

U Khawaja

4 (12)

J Holder

2-0-5-0

3.6 0

Good length outside off, David Warner leaves it alone towards the keeper.

3.5 4

FOUR! Excellent timing. Slightly shorter one, David Warner rocks back and pulls it hard through mid-wicket for a boundary!

3.4 0

Bowls a fuller one on off, David Warner defends it to short covers.

3.3 0

Slightly shorter one, outside off. David Warner shoulders arms at it.

3.2 0

Another dot ball as David Warner lets this one go as well.

3.1 0

On a length and just outside off, David Warner reads it well and makes a tight leave.

Score after 3 overs : 9/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

D Warner

4 (6)

U Khawaja

4 (12)

A Joseph

2-0-7-0

2.6 1

Fuller and outside off, David Warner pushes it to point for a quick single.

2.5 lb 1

On a length and down leg, Usman Khawaja looks to flick it but gets his pads as the ball rolls towards square leg. They cross for a leg bye.

2.4 0

Good length shaping it away from the batter, Usman Khawaja lets it go.

2.3 2

Touch fuller and on off, Usman Khawaja flicks it to square leg for a brace.

2.2 0

Slightly shorter one with some extra bounce, Usman Khawaja doesn't read it well and gets a hit on his wrist as the ball bounces off the deck.

2.1 0

On a length and on middle, Usman Khawaja defends it solidly.

Score after 2 overs : 5/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

D Warner

3 (5)

U Khawaja

2 (7)

J Holder

1-0-1-0

1.6 0

Just a run of the over. This one lands outside off, David Warner shoulders arms at it.

1.5 0

On a length and just outside off, David Warner leaves it alone.

1.4 0

Another one angling it into the batter, David Warner fends it to short mid-wicket. Dot again.

1.3 0

Good length and on off, shaping it in. David Warner defends it to short covers.

1.2 1

Fuller and on middle, Usman Khawaja flicks it to backward square leg for one.

1.1 0

An outswinger outside off, Usman Khawaja leaves it alone towards the keeper.

Score after 1 overs : 4/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

U Khawaja

1 (5)

D Warner

3 (1)

A Joseph

1-0-4-0

0.6 1

Good length angling it into the batter, Usman Khawaja eases it to square leg for one. He gets off the mark. It looks like the new ball will be shared by Jason Holder as he is being called to bowl from the other end.

0.5 0

Another dot ball as Usman Khawaja leaves this one as well.

0.4 0

Slightly shorter this time and outside off, Usman Khawaja shoulders arms at it. Three dots now.

0.3 0

Another one shaping it away from the batter, Usman Khawaja lets it go.

0.2 0

Good length shaping it away from the batter, Usman Khawaja looks to block it but gets beaten on the outside edge.

0.1 3

Starts with a length ball outside off, 133.9 kph. David Warner knocks it to extra covers. The fielder has a long chase to do. They collect three runs.

We are set for the game to begin. The umpires have made their way out to the middle followed by the West Indies players who take their position on the field. David Warner and Usman Khawaja will open the inning for Australia. The players take a knee in support of the BLM movement. Alzarri Joseph has been handed the new ball and he will begin proceedings. Let's play...
West Indies (Playing XI) - Kraigg Brathwaite (C), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Shamarh Brooks (In for Nkrumah Bonner), Jermaine Blackwood, Devon Thomas (In for Kyle Mayers), Jason Holder, Joshua Da Silva (WK), Roston Chase, Alzarri Joseph, Anderson Phillip (In for Kemar Roach), Marquino Mindley (In for Jayden Seales).
Australia (Playing XI) - David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith (C), Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (WK), Michael Neser (In for Josh Hazlewood), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland (In for Pat Cummins).
TOSS - Australia have won the toss and will BAT first.
On the contrary, the visitors did show some fight and started off well in the first innings. Chanderpaul was dismissed for 51 in the first game and the wickets kept on tumbling for the visitors after that. Brathwaite was their lone warrior throughout the game. Their bowling unit was much more worse as they failed to pick wickets at regular intervals. They will definitely look to bounce back and level the series. Can they do it? Let's find out. Stay tuned for toss and other updates.
The hosts were ruthless with the bat and the ball. Labuschagne and Smith were the picks of the batters for them. Both of them scored a double century in the first innings and Labuschagne scored a hundred in the second innings as well. In the bowling unit, Starc and Cummins bagged three each in the first innings whilst Lyon rattled the visitors with a six-wicket haul in the second. Cummins is ruled out by an injury in this game and it will be interesting to see how the team performs under Smith.
Hello and a warm welcome for the final test of the two-match series at Adelaide. It is a must-win game for the visitors as a loss or a draw will hand them a series defeat. They will look to bounce back and win this tine whilst the hosts will look to clean sweep the series. 
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