A big first-innings deficit seems imminent for West Indies © Getty Images
A big first-innings deficit seems imminent for West Indies © Getty Images

Catch Live Cricket Score of West Indies vs Australia 2015, 2nd Test, Day 3 at Kingston

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Live Cricket Scorecard: West Indies 16/2 | 8 overs

Darren Bravo 8* (27), Shane Dowrich 1* (16)

So that’s the end of a testing eight overs for the West Indian batsmen. Mitchell Starc was phenomenal in that first over and earned two wickets for it. Had it not been for DRS, even Darren Bravo would have been in the hut. West Indies are probably staring at another humiliating defeat.


Live Cricket Scorecard: West Indies 1/2 | 1 overs

Darren Bravo 1* (2)

And Mitchell Starc redeems Clarke’s call to declare in the very first over by getting rid of Kraigg Brathwaite with some good hostile bowling. He set him up with a couple of tearing short balls and followed it up with an incoming full ball, which Brathwaite dragged on. Three balls later he got rid of Rajindra Chandrika for a duck too. Chandrika has a PAIR on debut.

OUT! Kraigg Brathwaite 0(3) b M Starc

OUT! Rajindra Chandrika 0(2) c Marsh b Starc


Live Cricket Scorecard: Australia 212/2 | 65 overs

Steven Smith 54* (83), Michael Clarke 14* (44)

Australia have declared at 212 for two with a target of 392 for the West Indians to chase. The Aussie bowlers will have eight overs to have a go at West Indies today. If the West Indian openers can negotiate those tricky overs, it will do well for their confidence and there will be some glimmer of hope for them.


Live Cricket Scorecard: Australia 163/2 | 50 overs

Steven Smith 24* (37), Michael Clarke 0* (0)

Australia have lost their second wicket after tea and just the second in the innings with 163 runs on the board already, with a lead nearing 350. Shaun Marsh was trying to hit Permaul over midwicket and would have probably done it successfully had it not been for a sharp effort from the heighted Jason Holder at short midwicket.

OUT! Shaun Marsh 69 (153) c Holder b Permaul


Live Cricket Scorecard: Australia 137/1 | 42 overs

Steven Smith 8* (13), Shaun Marsh 59* (129)

And that’s tea, with Australia at 137 for one. The leaad has swelled to 316 runs and Australia have nine wickets in hand. With plenty of time on hands, Australia could set West Indies a 700-run target if they wanted, but Clarke is likely to declare once they get it up to 450 – 500. Join us after tea. Till then, here is the session report.


Live Cricket Scorecard: Australia 117/1 | 37 overs

Steven Smith 0* (3), Shaun Marsh 51* (109)

So David Warner’s eventful innings comes to an end with a mistimed pull shot off Kemar Roach. Australia comfortably on top nonetheless and with Steven Smith having made way to the middle now, plenty of runs are on the cards The lead is close to 300 anyway.

OUT! David Warner 62(110) c Denesh Ramdin b Kemar Roach


Live Cricket Scorecard: Australia 104/0 | 35 overs

David Warner 52* (103), Shaun Marsh 48* (107)

The batsmen are having it easy now. The ball is not doing as much and majority of the bowlers are wayward in their accuracy, so the openers who have had a dearth of runs, in the series are cashing in. David Warner has gotten to his FIFTY! Shaun Marsh is two runs away from it.

Live Cricket Scorecard: Australia 44/0 | 21 overs

David Warner 23* (60), Shaun Marsh 21* (66)

Jason Holder and Veerasammy Permaul bowl are persistent with probing lines and lengths. The Australian openers are looking to punish anything that is loose. But they are forced to be patient.

LUNCH, DAY 3

Live Cricket Scorecard: Australia 22/0 | 11 overs

Lunch, on Day 3, and Australian openers have ensured safety. They have plenty of time to pile on a huge score.

Live Cricket Scorecard: Australia 13/0 | 8 Overs

A pragmatic approach by Australia’s openers David Warner and Shaun Marsh, who are playing according to the merit of the ball. The lead has been extended to 192 after 8 overs of their innings. West Indies bowling with focus.

Live Cricket Scorecard: West Indies 220 | 59.5 overs

Jason Holder 82*

West Indies have been bowled out for 220. Just when Holder’s attack seemed to be mitigating West Indies’ position in the game, Hazlewood induced an edge off Roach and got last man Jerome Taylor lbw to shut the carnage at the other end.

Holder, it seems, arrived to bat in the morning convinced of the productivity of the cavalier approach of batting, especially with the circumstances of the second day, where cautiousness led to more build-up of pressure, and eventually downfall. He has punished all bowlers today, when they have been bowling to him, they have looked mediocre But his partners couldn’t match his quality. Eventually, it took two good balls from Hazlewood to dismiss Kemar Roach and Jerome Taylor.

West Indies 175/8 | 53 overs

Jason Holder is punishing the full deliveries he is receiving. A six through long-off, a slash through point, a loft straight down the ground for a couple. He races to 42 off 45 deliveries.

West Indies 159/8 | 50 overs

West Indies bring up their 150 with an attacking stroke from Jason Holder, who follows up a similar one in the same over. Both balls were full, on off stump, and Holder gave himself room to loft the ball towards the deep extra-cover boundary. Positive beginning from West Indies.

The decision to enforce the follow on will depend on how quickly the remaining two wickets are taken, says Australia’s coach Darren Lehmann to Bernard Julian. It’s pretty hot in Sabina Park, too.

Yet another capitulation from West Indies has put them on the verge of conceding a huge first-innings deficit, which will help hand Australia the match, unless there is reversal of fortunes in the second innings. Welcome to Cricketcountry’s coverage of the third day of the second Test between West Indies and Australia in Kingston. I’m Abhishek Mukherjee, and I will present to you live updates from the day’s play. The West Indian tail is not expected to emulate their Australian counterparts in their resistance, but with the contest slipping away, the hosts will want to, at the minimum, prevent a defeat. LIVE SCORECARD: West Indies vs Australia, 2nd Test, Kingston, Day 3

Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood combined to cause their downfall. Lyon got turn and bounce, but more importantly, sowed seeds of doubt on the minds of the top order batsmen. Once the early damage was done, via Lyon’s wickets of Kraigg Brathwaite and Darren Bravo, West Indies remained under pressure and slowly but surely their resistance withered away. Hazlewood’s wickets towards the end of the day had them struggling at 143 for 8, leaving them 56 runs to get to avoid follow-on. 2nd Day Report: West Indies slump to dismal 143/8 against Australia’s 399 on Day 2 of second Test at Kingston

Steven Smith‘s career-best knock of 199, a responsible one that got his team to a healthy 399, was equally critical to their dominance. He guided Australia’s batting, keeping Australia’s and his own shape amid wickets around him. Jerome Taylor, the West Indian quick, also put in his career-best performance, taking 6 for 47.

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