Devendra Bisho (middle) claimed his first ever six wicket haul in Test cricket © Getty Images (File Photo)
Devendra Bisho (middle) claimed his first ever six wicket haul in Test cricket © Getty Images (File Photo)

Australian batsman, Adam Voges played a healthy and sensible knock of 130 as Australia finished their first innings on 318 against West Indies on Day 2 of the first of the two-match Test series at the Windsor Park in Roseau, Dominica. Australia earned a lead of 170 runs in reply to West Indies’s first innings score of 148.

After bowling out West Indies for a paltry total, Australia started their innings in a similar shaky fashion as that of the home team as at the score of just 13, it was their explosive opener, David Warner, who fell for mere eight to Jerome Taylor. With 15 added to the total, fellow opener, Shaun Marsh too made his way back for just 19, after falling to Jason Holder off his very first ball. LIVE BLOG: West Indies vs Australia 1st Test, Day 1 at Dominica

The experienced pair of Steven Smith and skipper, Michael Clarke was expected to fire and play a big innings comprising of big knocks as well. However, it didn’t happen as at the score of 31, it was Clarke, who departed for just 18 after falling to leg-spinner, Devendra Bishoo. Australia finished Day 1 on 85 for the loss of three wickets.

As the Day 2 began, soon to walk back was Smith, who fell to Bishoo for 25 after contributing 36 runs along with Voges. And with 15 added to the total, it was Shane Watson, who departed for mere 11, falling prey to Bishoo again, and again after 14 more runs, it was Brad Haddin who was bowled for just eight by Bishoo, in what was called the ‘Ball of the Century’. LIVE SCORECARD: West Indies vs Australia 1st Test, Day 2 at Dominica

However, the pair of Mitchell Johnson and Voges was able to contribute 52 runs, before Johnson departed for 20 after falling prey to Bishoo, and soon followed him was Mitchell Starc for an unfortunate duck to the same man, as he completed his first-ever six wicket haul in Test cricket. Meanwhile, Voges became the third oldest cricketer to score a half-century in Test cricket on debut.

The pair of Nathan Lyon and Voges contributed 43 as at the score of 221, Lyon fell to Shannon Gabriel for 22, as the final man in the form of Josh Hazlewood contributed to a 97-run stand and Voges scored his maiden Test century on debut, as Australia finished on 280 for the loss of nine at tea break, before Hazlewood was bowled out for 39 by Marlon SamuelsVIDEO: Devendra Bishoo bowls ‘Ball of the Century’ to Brad Haddin

Brief scores:

West Indies 148 (Shai Hope 36, Jason Holder 21; Mitchell Johnson 3 for 34, Josh Hazlewood 3 for 33) trail Australia 318 in 93 overs (Steven Smith 25, Adam Voges 114*; Devendra Bishoo 6 for 75) by 170 runs.


(Ayush Gupta is a reporter at CricketCountry. A passionate supporter of Manchester United, he idolises Roger Federer and is also a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) maniac. He can be followed on Twitter @Ayush24x7)