Current Match Report – Australia vs West Indies 2nd Check 2023/24

Dinner Australia 24 for 4 (Khawaja 6*, Roach 3-13) path West Indies 311 (Da Silva 79, Hodge 71, Sinclair 50, Starc 4-82) by 287 runs

Kemar Roach rocked Australia’s revamped top-order in 5 overs of carnage, leaving them in all kinds of bother at 24 for 4 at dinner after Kevin Sinclair scored a formidable half-century on Check debut to assist West Indies publish an imposing 311 on day two on the Gabba.

Roach took three wickets, together with two off the final two balls of the session, to go away Australia reeling on the second day after they struggled to knock over the West Indies tail within the first 90 minutes of play as they posted the second-highest complete by any crew towards Australia in 12 pink-ball Checks.

Steven Smith was trapped lbw in Roach’s opening over of Australia’s innings, shuffling again and throughout too far to a ball that nipped in and hit him flush in entrance of off stump. Nitin Menon initially gave it not out however it was smashing center on the ball-tracking projection.

5 balls later, Marnus Labuschagne was squared up fending at a pointy lifter from Alzarri Joseph that was properly vast of his physique, and the thick edge was snaffled by a flying Sinclair at third slip diving to his proper.

Cameron Inexperienced entered and performed a stunning off-drive to search out the rope, however then meekly chipped an overpitched supply straight to Kraigg Brathwaite at mid-off to reward Roach a second. Subsequent ball, Travis Head was strangled down the leg aspect, tickling a half-volley to keeper Joshua Da Silva to squeals of pleasure from the West Indies crew.

Earlier, Sinclair and Roach annoyed Australia’s bowlers within the morning session, batting via the primary hour with out loss. Roach was the immovable object whereas Sinclair did the majority of the scoring. Australia’s quicks had been left annoyed because the second new ball softened rapidly and provided little or no sideways motion regardless of Brisbane’s humidity and heavy cloud cowl.

Australia did set some very defensive fields with a deep level positioned all through the morning permitting simple singles to be picked off.

The partnership was solely damaged due to an enormous mix-up. Roach defended a ball to mid-off and known as for a single, however Sinclair caught a glimpse of Labuschagne swooping in and made a really late name of no with Roach already midway down. He slipped over attempting to place the brakes on and was run out with ease.

Australia might have eliminated Sinclair on 30. He poked Pat Cummins straight to gully and Inexperienced spilt a sitter at thigh peak.

Sinclair made Inexperienced and Australia pay with some glorious pictures thereafter. He swept Nathan Lyon for 4 after which lofted him inside-out over mid-off in consecutive balls to maneuver from 40 to a maiden half-century. He fell subsequent ball, working previous a ball that drifted away and was stumped by Alex Carey, who wanted two bites to finish the take.

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