Latest Match Report – Australia vs West Indies 2nd Take a look at 2023-2025

Dinner West Indies 64 for five (Hodge 3*, Starc 3-11) vs Australia

Mitchell Starc took his 350th Take a look at wicket as Australia’s quicks took management of the opening session on the Gabba with West Indies shedding 5 wickets after shedding the toss and electing to bat on a very good batting pitch.

Starc claimed three scalps whereas Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins picked up one apiece as West Indies high order failed to regulate to the additional bounce once more with 5 of the highest six all nicking deliveries they presumably may have left.

Kraigg Brathwaite was the primary to fall, lured right into a half-hearted drive by Hazlewood who discovered the sting with a ball that simply swung away a contact.

Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Kirk McKenzie then steadied with each gamers wanting in good contact. Chanderpaul unfurled two minimize photographs and a candy on-drive whereas McKenzie launched Nathan Lyon for six over long-on and thrashed Cummins via cowl. However his aggression led to his downfall as he nicked to slide making an attempt to chop Cummins off the entrance foot.

Starc returned to bag three in fast succession earlier than the break. Chanderpaul needlessly tried to defend a ball nicely broad of his off stump and a few further bounce discovered the surface edge with Steven Smith pouching the catch at second slip.

Alick Athanaze then nicked a full broad ball making an attempt to drive at hand Starc his 350th Take a look at wicket, changing into the fifth Australian to achieve that milestone. Justin Greaves nicked the final ball earlier than the break with Starc getting a very good size supply to angle throughout and catch the sting. It leaves Starc simply 4 wickets behind Dennis Lillee on Australia’s all-time checklist.

It was a disappointing session for West Indies after opting to bat first with Guyana off-spinning allrounder Kevin Sinclair named to make his Take a look at debut rather than Gudakesh Motie. Sinclair acquired his debut Take a look at cap earlier than play from former West Indies and Guyana allrounder Carl Hooper. Sinclair has performed seven ODIs and 6 T20Is. He’s the fourth debutant for the West Indies within the two-Take a look at collection however the one change from the XI that misplaced in Adelaide.

Australia caught with their successful components regardless of some COVID-19 infections working via the camp. Allrounder Cameron Inexperienced and coach Andrew McDonald each examined optimistic yesterday after Travis Head had examined optimistic earlier the week. Head has since examined detrimental. Inexperienced needed to stand away from his teammates throughout the anthems and whereas they celebrated the wickets, however fielded at gully all through the primary session. Khawaja was additionally declared match to play having recovered from a blow to the top late within the Adelaide Take a look at and took two good catches at first slip.

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