After a meek capitulation in Dominica, West Indies will want to show a better account of themselves in Kingston © Getty Images
After a meek capitulation in Dominica, West Indies will want to show a better account of themselves in Kingston © Getty Images

Catch Live Cricket Score of West Indies vs Australia 2015, 2nd Test, Day 1 at Kingston

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Live Cricket Score: Australia 258/4 | 90 overs

BATTING: Steven Smith 135(278), Shane Watson 20(59)

And that’s stumps. Australia’s day certainly the way they came back from being 16 for two early on. West Indian fast bowlers were decent overall, with Jerome Taylor being phenomenal. However, spinner Veerasamy Permaul was a let down. Let alone picking a wicket, he didn’t even keep it tight allowing Aussies to break free off pressure created by the pacers.


Live Cricket Score: Australia 244/4 | 82 overs

BATTING: Steven Smith 127(256), Shane Watson 14(33)

The new ball has not been taken by the West Indies after the 80th over. That is surprising because West Indies need wickets at the point and persisting with the old ball sends the wrong signal. Meanwhile Steven Smith, immediately after his 100 was reached, had a brief tough phase but has recovered well ever since. Shane Watson has batted quite well.


Live Cricket Score: Australia 210/4 | 69 overs

BATTING: Steven Smith 102(200), Shane Watson 37(74)

Jerome Taylor has undoubtedly been the star bowler for West Indies today and he has been awarded with wicket number three in form of Adam Voges getting dismissed for 37. Shane Watson is the new man in. Taylor set his up with a few restrictive good length balls and then pitched one up for the drive but the away movement got Voges edge.

OUT! Adam Voges 37(81) c Ramdin b Taylor


Live Cricket Score: Australia 205/3 | 66 overs

BATTING: Steven Smith 102(200), Adam Voges 37(74)

Steven Smith has worked his way to his ninth international century, which is his first against West Indies. He had to face some quality bowling upfront but navigated through the tricky period with level headed technique. West Indies need to get him out, or he’ll continue scoring runs aplenty. Adam Voges at the end is also looking very composed.


Live Cricket Score: Australia 167/3 | 57 overs

BATTING: Steven Smith 84(171), Adam Voges 15(49)

The West Indian spinners are running through the overs in bid to up the over rate. But the purpose of the spin bowlers seems limited to just that as they haven’t looked threatening enough to pick wickets.


Live Cricket Score: Australia 134/3 | 40 overs

WICKET! Jason Holder claims the wicket of Michael Clarke, who edges him to the wicketkeeper Ramdin. Clarke was looking to smash this wid-ish ball, and played at this away from his body to get the edge. West Indies have a wicket against the run of play.

As the third ball of this over is pulled with disdain by Clarke, Roach’s conceded runs total to 52 runs. At the end of the over, his economy is at 5.77; he is easily the most expensive bowler today so far.

A shout for leg-before-wicket against Steven Smith from Kemar Roach. Although close, the ball wasn’t adjacent enough to force an overturn of the original not-out decision. Denesh Ramdin had reckoned it was hitting the batsman outside the off stump, but Roach thought otherwise. As suspected, the impact on hawkeye was ‘umpire’s call’ and the judgment on whether it was hitting the stumps was also left to ‘umpire’s call’.

Live Cricket Score: Australia 115/2 | 34 overs

Steven Smith dances down the pitch to Permaul to launch a delivery over the long-on boundary for a six, and reached the landmark of a half-century. Permaul has conceded 46 runs off his 11 wicketless overs.

 

A run finally off Taylor’s bowling, after 40 deliveries, a brace to the leg side by Michael Clarke, as the teams resume after lunch.

Australia finish the session with a solid stand, and at 91/2, they hold the edge in the contest. West Indies, after inflicting early damage, let slip their advantage as bowlers partnering Taylor couldn’t keep up the pressure. Report: Clarke, Smith lift Australia after early damage

Live Cricket Score Aus 89/2 | Overs 27

Clarke and Taylor solidifying their team’s position. Permaul is being played easily. Taylor, the major force for the hosts, has been introduced after not having bowled for some time. He has now bowled six maidens in a row, and his bowling figures are 6 – 6 – 0 – 0.

Brendan Julian confirms the Australian approach here: ‘they will not sit back and let things meander.’

Live Cricket Score Aus 70/2 | Overs 18

Smith and Clarke have turned things around a bit for their side. They are using their feet well to negotiate Permaul, having taken some boundaries with authoritative shot-making. Roach also doesn’t look like creating a threat. Cautiousness has given way to confidence; the partnership crosses 50 runs, and the run-rate climbs to 3.89.

Live Cricket Score Aus 47/2 | Overs 13

Clarke is making use of his life. He has hit three commanding boundaries, two fours off Jason Holder and a six (a lofted off drive). The partnership is worth 31.

WICKET! Australia lose Michael Clarke via a lob back to Kemar Roach, the bowler, but wait! This is a no ball. Roach’s foot has landed beyond the popping crease. The ball was a bit short. It stopped on Clarke a bit to have it kissing the top half of his bat as he prepared to turn it towards leg, and the bowler catches this easy. Australia are lucky to not be further in trouble. This is Roach’s first over from a new end – the 11th over of the match.

Live Cricket Score Aus 22/2 | Overs 10

Mark Waugh, in the commentary box, talks about the the need for more such tracks the world over, calls the phenomenon 0f pitches slowing in the world ‘a shame’. It has certainly been interesting watching the quicks have dominance over the Australian top order this morning. Jason Holder, who has replaced Roach, has also kept good control.

Live Cricket Score Aus 19/2 | Overs 7

Another maiden for Jerome Taylor. He has bowled four on a trot. The first ball of this sixth over had Steve Smith edging a ball that swung away from him, and the ball fell short of one of the slip fielders. He is bowling quickly, and with control.

Live Cricket Score Aus 16/2 | Overs 5

WICKET! Discipline by Jerome Taylor pays off as this full-length ball swings into Shaun Marsh, who falls over to the off side, failing to negotiate the swing, and is unable to avoid the ball thudding into his pads in front of middle-and-leg stump. The review is not taken.

Shaun Marsh lbw b Taylor 11 (15)

Live Cricket Score: Aus 16/1 | Overs 4

Kemar Roach struggling a bit for consistency in line and length as all the runs so far have been taken from his bowling. Steve Smith turns a full ball towards wide mid-on for his first boundary, also his first runs. A ball in this fourth over, pitched on a length, had been collected near his head by wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin: there is definitely bounce on this pitch. But is it consistent?

Shaun Marsh plays a couple of easy drives, and turns one to the leg side for a couple of runs, as Australia score eight runs off Kemar Roach’s first over.

Live Cricket Score: Australia o/1 | Over 1

WICKET! David Warner departs after edging the third ball of the match to slip. The ball from Taylor leaps off a length, takes the shoulder of Warner’s bat and is caught by Shai Hope in the slips.

Warner c Hope b Taylor 0 (3)

After Curtly Ambrose’s serious words to them, West Indies stroll out to take their positions. David Warner is to take first strike, partnering Shaun Marsh, and Jerome Taylor will open the bowling.

Patches of green on the pitch. West Indies will want to make early breakthroughs. First session will be tough, as track is a bit tacky, says Michael Clarke. Denesh Ramdin says he wasn’t in any doubt about bowling first.

Bishoo is out due to a finger injury, and Samuels is ill.

West Indies have won the toss and have decided to bowl first. Devendra Bishoo, Marlon Samuels and Shannon Gabriel are not playing, and in their place arrive Veerasammy Permaul, Rajendra Chandrika, who makes his debut, and Kemar Roach.

Welcome to Cricketcountry’s coverage of the first day of the second Test between West Indies and Australia in Kingston. This is Abhishek Mukherjee, and I will present to you live updates from the day’s play. Australia will look to polish their rough edges, exposed in their batting capitulation against Devendra Bishoo in the previous Test in Dominica, while West Indies will endeavour to ensure a collective batting and bowling effort to emulate their morale-boosting victory in Barbados against England in May. LIVE SCORECARD: West Indies vs Australia, 2nd Test, Kingston, Day 1

 

 

Although the gulf between the sides, ranked eighth and second respectively, was tangible in Dominica, it was bridged by Devendra Bishoo’s six-wicket haul that helped them stage a comeback after their mediocre first-innings total. Adam Voges, playing his first Test after 11 years of dedication towards First-Class cricket, showed the quality the Australian selectors had been neglecting for some years, with a responsible century. His knock turned the tables — West Indies had a stranglehold over Australia’s batsmen and seemed close to bowling them out without conceding much lead — and ensured a smooth victory for his team. READ: Test cricket records: The “oldest” to everything

West Indies’ last two tests in Kingston were both against New Zealand. They had defeated New Zealand comfortably in 2012, but had been trounced by 186 runs en route to a 1-2 series loss last year. Australia will be without Chris Rogers, and are unlikely to field spinner Fawad Ahmed, as their fast bowling unit took most of the wickets in the first Test in Dominica, and they already have a spinner in Nathan Lyon. West Indies are also likely to field the same XI that played the previous Test. READ: Adam Voges becomes the oldest to score a century on Test debut

Teams:

West Indies: Denesh Ramdin (c & wk), Jermaine Blackwood, Darren Bravo, Shane Dowrich, Jason Holder, Veerasammy Permaul, Kraigg Brathwaite, Rajendra Chandrika, Shannon Gabriel, Shai Hope, Kemar Roach, Jerome Taylor

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

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