Australia have a good chance to win the match on Day 3 itself © Getty Images
Australia have a good chance to win the match on Day 3 itself © Getty Images

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So, Australia have comfortably drawn first blood in the two-match series as they go a game up with an unassailable lead. West Indies, on the other hand, were good, but just not good enough to compete with the likes of a world class team as that of Australia. With the final Test at Brabados, West Indies would face an uphill task to win it and draw level with the visitors.

Until then, it’s good bye from Rishad D’Souza here, and it has always been a pleasure to bring you all the updates. However, before you leave, catch the match report by Ayush Gupta here.


Man of the Match: Adam Voges (Australia)

Live Cricket Score: Australia 47/1 | Overs 5

Batsmen: Shaun Marsh 13 (27), Steven Smith 5 (2)

THAT’S IT!! Australia have won the 1st Test by nine wickets, thanks to a quikfire knock from David Warner and Shaun Marsh. Although Warner was dismissed for 28, it hardly mattered as Australia had a mere task in hand to chase the low total of 47 down in no time. With this win, Australoa go 1 up in the two match series.

OUT! David Warner c Bravo b Taylor 28 (23)


 

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 216/8 | Overs 86

Batsmen: Jason Holder 12 (27)

GONE!!!! Devendra Bishoo too couldn’t last long and is bowled clean by Mitchell Starc for mere one. Shannon Gabriel is the last man in, but is bowled of his very first ball for a golden duck by the same man. So Australia need 47 runs to win.


 

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 206/8 | Overs 82

Batsmen: Devendra Bishoo 0 (5), Jason Holder 3 (14)

AND GONE AGAIN!!!! Well, they seems to be tumbling now as its the tail-end batsman, Jerome Taylor, who is dismissed for a golden duck off Mitchell Johnson after being trapped a clean leg before. Devendra Bishoo is the new man in, but it remains to be seen, what magic can still the tail-enders could come up with.


 

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 206/7 | Overs 81

Batsmen: Jerome Taylor 0 (0), Jason Holder 3 (14)

GONE AGAIN!!! The skipper doesn’t last long enough to play the captain’s knock, as Ramdin has to depart for mere three after being bowled by Nathan Lyon, as he drags it down on to his stumps. Jerome Taylor is the new man in.


 

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 198/6 | Overs 77

Batsmen: Denesh Ramdin 0 (2), Jason Holder 0 (3)

GONE!!!!!! Jermaine Blackwood is dismissed for mere 12 by Nathan Lyon, as he is stumped by Brad Haddin behind the stumps. A lighted delivery from Lyon spinsinto the batsman from off side, who misses it completely, and Blackwood was so out of the crease that Haddin had enough time to dismiss him off the second attempt. The very next over saw the dismissal of Marlon Samuels, who fell for an impressive 74 to speargun, Mitchell Johnson, after a short pitched delivery was pulled for a mistimed shot and was comfortably taken by Josh Hazlewood at long leg. Skipper, Denesh Ramdin and Jason Holder are the new men in.


 

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 192/4 | Overs 73

Batsmen: Marlon Samuels 71 (175), Jermaine Blackwood 9 (20)

Following the lunch break, nothing seems to have changed as West indies batsmen continue to bat in the same manner and approach as veteran, Samuels continues to give a hard time to the Australian bowlers, as he slowly steadies his innings towards a big one.


 

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 181/4 | Overs 67

Batsmen: Marlon Samuels 70 (156), Jermaine Blackwood 0 (3)

Shane Dowrich’s fine essay comes to an end. Josh Hazlewood makes the breakthrough again. Dowrich will be satisfied with the knock, particularly under the conditions it came under. Now is this the opening Australia needed?

OUT! Shane Dowrich 70 (185) c S Watson b Hazlewood


Live Cricket Score: West Indies 158/3 | Overs 61

Batsmen: Marlon Samuels 63 (143), Shane Dowrich 55 (165)

Marlon Samuels and Shane Dowrich are both looking very sedate in the approach. The runs are still coming slow but since time is not an issue, that should not be a problem. Mitchell Johnson has tried a variety of stuff but is simply not getting enough assistance from the pitch to create real problems. There’s plenty of purchase for Nathan Lyon, but he’s not hitting the right areas consistently enough.


Live Cricket Score: West Indies 151/3 | Overs 57

Batsmen: Marlon Samuels 58 (127), Shane Dowrich 53 (157)

So Shane Dowrich brings up his fifty with an emphatic pull shot off a Mitchell Johnson short ball. Now both batsmen at the crease have fifties and very crucial, timely ones too. Key is to not get carries away and to continue in the same vein to build a formidable lead.


Live Cricket Score: West Indies 139/3 | Overs 53

Batsmen: Marlon Samuels 50 (115), Shane Dowrich 49 (145)

Fifty for Marlon Samuels and in the process, the hundred partnership between the two has been brought up. This is now the highest partnership in the match, but they’ll need to get more runs. Shane Dowrich is closing in on his fifty too, great resilience shown by these two.


Live Cricket Score: West Indies 115/3 | Overs 47

Batsmen: Marlon Samuels 34 (103), Shane Dowrich 41 (121)

This partnership is growing in number and is simultaneously also increasing in guts and confidence. In the 46th over, Shane Dowrich even stepped out to Nathan Lyon and smashed him for a six to midwicket. He has moved into his forties. Marlon Samuels is still playing the patience game and is doing a fine job of it. Partnership now worth more than 70 runs.


Live Cricket Score: West Indies 97/3 | Overs 40

Batsmen: Marlon Samuels 26 (81), Shane Dowrich 31 (101)

So a decent session for West Indies. A good one actually, but in context of the game they would have liked to not even lose that one wicket in the form of Darren Bravo. Australians are still the favourites to win this game from here, but they’ll want to quickly break the partnership between M Samuels and S Dowrich after lunch. The spinners will play a big part.


Live Cricket Score: West Indies 92/3 | Overs 38

Batsmen: Marlon Samuels 21 (69), Shane Dowrich 31 (101)

Things have certainly settled down for the West Indies a little bit. Wickets have temporarily dried up for Australia thanks to some sensible approach from the duo. They have absolved themselves of temptations and have only gone after the bad balls. They’ve been content to leave the tempters outside off stump.


Live Cricket Score: West Indies 74/3 | Overs 32

Batsmen: Marlon Samuels 9 (47), Shane Dowrich 25 (87)

Samuels and Dowrich are now seeming to be a little determined to put on a big stand. They are surely growing more steady with every passing delivery and the confidence is increasing too. But it takes just one false shot — something West Indians excel at — to lose your wicket. They’ll have to be patient on this wicket.


Live Cricket Score: West Indies 54/3 | Overs 25

Batsmen: Marlon Samuels 5 (35), Shane Dowrich 11 (57)

Nathan Lyon is getting a mile of turn but the batsmen have kept him out quite nicely for most part. In fact they seem to be quite comfortable and if they put their mind to it a big partnership is on cards, but they frequently get tempted to go for uncontrolled big shots, which may cost them heavily.


Live Cricket Score: West Indies 38/3 | Overs 19

Batsmen: Marlon Samuels 1 (8), Shane Dowrich 7 (48)

So Darren Bravo, arguably West Indies’ best batsman technically, has thrown his wicket away yet again. He went to smash a full length ball outside off towards the deep cover region, but was instead caught by a flying David Warner at cover. West Indies hopes of staging a comeback steadily fading.

OUT! Darren Bravo 5 (27) c Warner b Hazlewood


Live Cricket Score: West Indies 29/2 | Overs 15

Batsmen: Darren Bravo 5 (23), Shane Dowrich 3 (36)

The Australians have bowled fairly well today and it looks like something is going to give. It’s going to be vital for the West Indians to get a couple of big partnerships in order to turn the tables. Josh Hazlewood has bowled a nagging line and length.


Australia will attempt to seal off the 1st Test against West Indies with victory on Day 3 itself. Australia are well on top in this match and have West Indies rattled at 25 for two; still trailing by 145 runs. Given the nature of the pitch, Australia’s hopes of gaining an innings victory are likely to come true. ALSO READ: Australia dominate West Indies in Day 2

Day Two witnessed a stellar performance from debutant  Adam Voges who became the oldest player to score a Test Hundred on debut. He was undettered by the continuous fall of wickets at the other end — thanks to Devendra Bishoo — and went about his business calmly and batted very well with the tail too.

He put on a 97-run partnership with number 11 Josh Hazlewood steering Australia to a 170 run lead. West Indies then came out to bat in hope of going unscathed through the day, but lost two wickets in the form of Shai Hope and Kraigg Brathwaite. West Indies will now have to dig in deep to change fortunes on Day Four.

Teams:

West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Shane Dowrich, Jermaine Blackwood, Denesh Ramdin(c & wk), Jason Holder, Jerome Taylor, Devendra Bishoo, Shannon Gabriel

Australia: David Warner, Shaun Marsh, Steven Smith, Michael Clarke(c), Adam Voges, Shane Watson, Brad Haddin(wk), Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

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