Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog of the second day’s play between Australia and the West Indies at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart, on Friday. I am Vishal Mehra along with Ayush Gutpa, and we will be bringing you the live updates from this game. Australia will resume their first innings being placed at a strong position of 438 for 3, with Adam Voges and Shaun Marsh putting up an unbeaten, mammoth stand of 317 runs against the West Indies. Voges was unbeaten on 174 while Marsh reached 139 not out. Both the batsmen came together at the crease in the first session, and remained unbeaten till stumps on the opening day of the Frank Worrell Trophy 2015-16. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Australia vs West Indies 2015-16, 1st Test at Hobart, Day 2

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: WI 207/6; BATTING: Darren Bravo 94 (159), Kemar Roach 31 (89) — STUMPS!!!! That’s it for today. West Indies have managed to survive the second day of play with the bat as they bring up the 200 runs, with Darren Bravo playing an escallating knock of an unbeaten 93. How long would the West Indies innings survive on Day 3, and will Bravo get to his ton? Catch all the action tomorrow, right here.





















LIVE CRICKET SCORE: WI 131/6; BATTING: Darren Bravo 54 (112), Kemar Roach 5 (9) — Bravo brings up his half-century as both the batsmen look to hold the West Indies innings for as long as possible.





LIVE CRICKET SCORE: WI 116/6; BATTING: Darren Bravo 44 (94) — GONE!!!! Jason Holder has been trappend leg-before by Siddle, however the review could have surely saved him as the hawk-eye shows it was missing above the stumps by quite a margin. Nevertheless, it’s too late to go for the review as Australia are lucky to get the sixth wicket. OUT! Jason Holder lbw b Peter Siddle 15 (29)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: WI 106/5; BATTING: Darren Bravo 36 (88), Jason Holder 13 (26) — The 100 is up for the West Indies as both the batsmen continue to bat steadily, especially Bravo, who seems to be batting really well.






LIVE CRICKET SCORE: WI 89/5; BATTING: Darren Bravo 33 (69), Jason Holder 0 (3) — GONE!!!! West Indies seem to bu tumbling as it’s Denesh Ramdin, who goes for mere wight as he is bowled up by Josh HAzlewood. Half of the team ahs departed and West Indies seem to be in serious trouble. Skipper Jason Holder is the new man in. OUT! Denesh Ramdin b Josh Hazlewood 8 (15) Tea report

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: WI 78/4; BATTING: Darren Bravo 30 (57), Marlon Samuels 0 (5) — GONE!!!! Well, what doe we have here? It’s a couple for Nathan Lyon in the over as he brillaintly takes a catch for Samuels to let hom go for nine, while just four balls later, it’s Blackwood too, who falls for a duck afte rhanding a simple one to Joe Burns. Denesh Ramdin is the new man in. OUT! Marlon Samuels c & b Nathan Lyon 9 (14), Jermaine Blackwood c Joe Burns b Nathan Lyon 0 (5)




LIVE CRICKET SCORE: WI 58/2; BATTING: Darren Bravo 19 (43), Marlon Samuels 0 (3) — GONE!!!! Rajendra Chandrika edges it to Steven Smith off Nathan Lyon, while Marlon Samuels makes his way in. A sensible innings comes to an end, but can Australia keep up to the momentum? OUT! Rajendra Chandrika c Steven Smith b Nathan Lyon 25 (58)





LIVE CRICKET SCORE: WI 32/1; BATTING: Rajendra Chandrika 19 (41), Darren Bravo 2 (18) — West Indies continue to be steady following the fall of Braithwaite as they continue to bat sensibly. They have an uphill task ahead, while Australia look to shutter the West Indies innings quisk enough.


LIVE CRICKET SCORE: WI 17/1; BATTING: Rajendra Chandrika 10 (26), Darren Bravo 0 (3) — GONE!!!! Kraigg Brathwaite is trapped leg before to Josh Hazle wood as the batsman goes for the review, bu the hawk-eye suggests it was just clipping the bails and the orginal decision stays. Darren Bravo is the new man in. OUT! Kraigg Brathwaite lbw b Josh Hazlewood 2 (26) LIVE CRICKET SCORE: WI 15/0; BATTING: Rajendra Chandrika 9 (20), Kraigg Brathwaite 2 (19) — Steady start by the West Indians as the openers refrain themselves from playing big shots and just hang on to their innings as long as possible. A couple of close calls, but West Indies amange to survive the early scare.




Read the lunch report here LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 583/4 in 114  overs; BATTING: Adam Voges 269(285), Mitchell Marsh: LUNCH & DECLARATION!!!! Adam Voges and Shaun Marsh were looking good to break another partnership as they had kept on batting since the whole of the first session. Shaun Marsh’s willingness to score quick got him out trying to heave one over the boundary line only to catch the fielder. Adam Voges on the other hand will look to cross the 300-run mark as Australia lcall for a declare. LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 563/3 in 109  overs; BATTING: Adam Voges 255(272), Shaun Marsh 177(257): Congratulations to Adam Voges and Shaun Marsh on becoming the highest ever partnership stand for fourth wicket in Test. Voges and Marsh have looked to toil with the WI bowling. Be it spin or quick bowlers batsmen have looked to make a complete mockery of them. The attitude of the West Indies bowlers is not helping much. With rain looming over it is only time that covers will come on.

Congratulations to Adam Voges and Shaun Marsh for adding their names into the record books. 400 run-partnership for the fourth wicket.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 501/3 in 102.3  overs; BATTING: Adam Voges 211(244), Shaun Marsh 159(244): Australia bring up the 500!! Voges and Marsh are having a gala of a time, their partnership has now amassed more than 375* runs and still going. Voges will look to make a triple century with bowling showing no fight. For Marsh it is more of a sign to selectors that he is ready for the tough game. West Indies are yet to bowl Jomel Warrican since the start of game. Australia captain Steven Smith had looked relaxed in the balcony with no worries of declaration any time soon. LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 476/3 in 96.4  overs; BATTING: Adam Voges 201(230), Shaun Marsh 150(227): 150!! Shaun Marsh after playing a match saving innings at Adelaide, bring up his 150. Shaun Marsh will look to cross 200 just like his partner Adam Voges, who scored his 200 just an over before.Australia will now look to get the lead over 500.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 474/3 in 96  overs; BATTING: Adam Voges 200(226), Shaun Marsh 146(222): DOUBLE HUNDRED!!! Adam Voges making it big. Voges makes his first ever double hundred for Australia in Tests. Voges had scored his first ever century also against West Indies last year. Shaun Marsh will also want to cross his milestone of crossing over 150. West Indies bowling has looked lackluster and weak.


Congratulations to Adam Voges and Shaun Marsh making the highest ever partnership in Aus vs WI Tests for Australia for the fourth wicket.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: AUS 456/3 in 92 overs; BATTING: Adam Voges 187(204), Shaun Marsh 140(205):Voges and Marsh have looked in to tension what so ever this ever, with the West Indies bowlers spraying the bowl everywhere on the pitch. Voges will look get on to his first ever double hundred in Tests, and Shaun Marsh will look to get past 150 mark before thinking for a double century. The ball early in the morning has looked to seem and swing if pitched in the right area.West Indies have looked sloppy in the field.


BAD NEWS FOR WEST INDIES  Shannon Gabriel has been ruled out to bowl in the first innings due to an injury to his ankle when he bowled that huge no ball.

Players have come out to have practice and have a bit of warm up on a cold morning.


The covers have been taken of the pitch a bit late as cloudy conditions persisted.


Voges scored his third century of his Test career, which also happens to be the second against the West Indies. Voges had earlier become the oldest cricketer to make century on Test debut when he toured the Caribbean with the Australian cricket team earlier in this year.

Voges remained unbeaten on 174, as his innings was studded with 19 boundaries off 204 balls. On the other hand, Marsh was unbeaten on 139, which came off 205 balls with the help of 12 boundaries. The two batsmen have so far added 317 runs for the fourth wicket, and are only 19 runs behind to break the record of highest partnership against West Indies. ALSO READ — Australia vs West Indies, 1st Test at Hobart, Day 1: How much is enough for West Indies?

Doug Walters and Bill Lawry had added 336 runs for the fourth wicket at the Sydney Cricket Ground back in 1968-69 against the West Indies, and their record is under severe threat with Voges and Marsh batting as comfortably as a pair can.


Australia: David Warner, Joe Burns, Steven Smith (c), Adam Voges, Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh, Peter Nevill (wk), Peter Siddle, Josh Hazlewood, James Pattinson, Nathan Lyon.

West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Rajendra Chandrika, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Jermaine Blackwood, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Jason Holder, Kemar Roach, Jerome Taylor, Jomel Warrican, Shannon Gabriel.

Live Cricket Scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary: Australia vs West Indies 2015-16, 1st Test at Hobart, Day 2