How will West Indies bounce back after a less than ideal first day? © Getty Images
How will West Indies bounce back after a less than ideal first day? © Getty Images

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Live Cricket Score: West Indies 143/8 | 47 overs

BATTING: Jermaine Blackwood 51(62), Jason Holder 0(4)

OUT! West Indies have endured yet another slump. Their play today was simply not Test quality. Jermaine Blackwood did fairly well with the bat to get to his fifty but lost his wicket to J Hazlewood soon after. Veerasamy Permaul was the final wicket to fall in the day before the umpire called stumps, saving West Indies from getting bowled out today itself.

OUT! Jermaine Blackwood 51(80) c Warner b Hazlewood

OUT! Veerasammy Permaul 0(4) c Haddin b M Johnson

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 119/6 | 40 overs

BATTING: Jermaine Blackwood 40(62), Jason Holder 0(4)

OUT! Denesh Ramdin has lost his wicket to a persistent Josh Hazlewood! Bowled off a good length on line outside off, it nipped back in sharply to hit Ramdin in front. Huge setback for West Indies.

OUT! Denesh Ramdin 8(24) lbw Hazlewood

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 77/5 | 30 overs

BATTING: Jermaine Blackwood 11(28), Denes Ramdin 0(2)

Jermaine Blackwood is not one to read much into the situation before going for his shots. The top order collapse notwithstanding, he has gone for his shots when he has felt like and so far has been successful. Nathan Lyon has been really good today. He has gotten the outside edge of Shai Hope, which B Haddin took in rather unconventional fashion, between legs. Earlier, Josh Hazlewood got his second victim in form of Shane Dowrich who nicked one to the keeper.

OUT! Shane Dowrich 13(31) c B Haddin b Josh Hazlewood

OUT! Shai Hope 26(63) c B Haddin b N Lyon

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 35/3 | 15 overs

West Indies have been dismal yet again. The top order batsmen have failed yet again and it raises the question if Shiv Chanderpaul even in his poorest form doesn’t deserve a spot in this side? Nathan Lyon picked the wickets of Kraigg Brathwaite and Darren Bravo, while R Chandrika was dismissed by Mitch Starc.

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 4/1 | 5 overs

Australia have made the early breakthrough, Rajindra Chandrika the debutant has gone for a duck! Just the start Australia would have liked. Mitchell Starc got the wicket. Kraigg Brathwaite and Darren Bravo will look to build a partnership now.

Live Cricket Score: Australia 399 | 126.5 overs

And Australia have been bowled out! Josh Hazlewood steps down the track to slog legspinner Permaul to midwicket, but gifts him his first wicket as the ball has been caught.

Live Cricket Score: Australia 393/9 | 126 overs

Steven Smith is given out for 199, but he reviews, and hawkeye shows the ball is predicted to hit the leg stump. He has been dismissed, this is Australia’s ninth wicket.

Live Cricket Score:  Australia 372/8 | 121 overs

Smith 187* (349), Hazlewood 15* (39)

Australia resume the post-lunch session confidently. Hazlewood has hit his first boundary, a drive off Kemar Roach. Permaul is being milked well by both batsmen. How many will Australia score?

LUNCH: Australia 350/8 | 117 overs

The duo of Josh Hazlewood and Steven Smith remain calm as Australia reach 350. Hazlewood was given a life via a missed stumping. West Indies will want to clean up the tail quickly, lest Dominica repeat itself. A top order batsman – Adam Voges – had steered Australia to a big lead in the company of the tail, and his partnership with Hazlewood had sagged West Indian spirits.

Australia 330/8 | 111 overs

WICKET! Mitchell Starc misses the line of this Jason Holder delivery, and is bowled. Holder bowls this one from around the wicket, Starc prepares to turn this ball to leg, but the ball hits his off stump.

Live Cricket Score: Australia 314/7 | 105 overs

After some milking of runs and occasional boundary-hitting, the duo of Mitchell Johnson and Steven Smith have been separated. Mitchell Johnson is the latest to get out, off Kemar Roach, who gets an edge off a short-ish ball that travels to the slips. Mitchell Starc is now trying to be a productive partner for Smith.

WICKET! Brad Haddin is bowled! Jerome Taylor gets his 5th wicket. He has shouldered the West Indian bowling responsibility single-handedly.

Live Cricket Score: Australia 275/5 | 94 overs

An eventful 94th over with two disdainful boundaries by Brad Haddin, who almost gets caught trying to blast a ball through the point region. He shifted away from the stumps to play that shot, suggesting he had premeditated that shot.

Live Cricket Score: Australia 264/4 | 93 overs

The new batsman has been rapped on the pads by Jerome Taylor, but the umpire rules him not out. The review is taken, but the ball is predicted by hawkeye to go over the stumps.

Taylor strikes! Shane Watson leaves this ball to hit the top of off stump. Disciplined line, disciplined length. Watson thought this will swing away from him, but it didn’t. Australia lose their fifth wicket.

Shane Watson b Taylor 25 (73)

‘We may not the results that we may like but there is something in the making’. Jerome Taylor outlines what we all want from West Indies, a determined, but more importantly, successful unit.

‘Get as many as we possibly can and set the game up’, says Adam Voges ahead of today’s play. Can West Indies have a fruitful morning like yesterday? They do have the new ball with them.

How will West Indies’ fast bowlers respond to the pressure piled on them by Australian batsmen? Welcome to Cricketcountry’s coverage of the second 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. LIVE SCORECARD: West Indies vs Australia, 2nd Test, Kingston, Day 2

West Indies’ fast bowlers began the first day positively, with two early wickets via good bounce and swing that saw the Australian top order cautious and jittery for the initial period. But Jerome Taylor‘s counterparts weren’t able to sustain the pressure; Michael Clarke and Steven Smith smashed Kemar Roach and milked Veerasammy Permaul to lead the recovery with a 118-run stand for the third wicket. Smith is still batting, unbeaten on 135. 1st Day REPORT: Australia dominate West Indies with 258/4 at stumps on Day 1 of second Test at Sabina Park

West Indies will gain by making the most of the freshness of their fast bowlers this morning. Jerome Taylor was relentless yesterday with his control, claiming three of the four wickets to fall, and maintaining an economy of 1.20 in 15 overs. He will be expected to bail his side out today.


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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