West Indies' batting will undergo a severe test © Getty Images
West Indies’ batting will undergo a severe test © Getty Images

Catch the live cricket scorecard and updates of West Indies vs Australia, 2nd Test at Kingston, Day 4

(Australia aim to script a 2-0 whitewash against West Indies at Sabina Park. Catch the live cricket score and live updates of the match here)

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 114 | Overs 42

WICKET! And Australia have won the Frank Worrell Trophy with three quick wickets. After a brief period of obduracy from Permaul and Ramdin, Mitchell Johnson is introduced and he strikes with his second ball — Ramdin, stuck in his crease, couldn’t avoid getting a thin edge through to slips. In the next over, Nathan Lyon, the offpsinner, gets Kemar Roach caught bat-pad and then cleans up Taylor off consecutive deliveries. Australia win by 277 runs in a very one-sided series. Though there were phases of shakiness in the first Test, they have been quite clinical in this one. Wickets have been shared around, in this innings, showing the combined pressure they put West Indies through. Mitchell Starc took three wickets, Johnson, Hazlewood and Lyon took two each, and Watson took one wicket. The hosts are bowled out for 114.

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 110/7 | Overs 39

Denesh Ramdin 29(67), Veerasammy Permaul 22(33)

So Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood resume after lunch. Permaul and Ramdin hit a boundary apiece to get things going. This is the last pair who can possibly keep the runs coming. Of course, They still need 282 more runs to win, so they probably aren’t thinking about victory as much as survival. But then, stranger things have happened in cricket.

Catch Abhishek Mukherjee’s lunch report here: Australia on verge of huge win after Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood chip away at West Indies

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 71/7 | Overs 33

Denesh Ramdin 18 (49), Veerasammy Permaul 9 (14)

Veerasammy Permaul is not going to die wondering. He hits Mitchell Starc for a couple of boundaries early on in his innings. A couple of maidens follow before lunch on Day Four.

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 63/7 | Overs 30

Denesh Ramdin 18 (43), Veerasammy Permaul 1 (2)

Gone!! Jason Holder falls to Shane Watson as he is caught by Mitchell Starc at short mid-wicket. It was almost a full length delivery, Holder fails to judge the bounce looks to play on the on-side, but hands it to Starc. Shai Hope was the earlier batsman to get out; a length delivery on off stump

OUT! Shai Hope b Mitchell Johnson 16 (36), Jason Holder c Starc b Shane Watson 1 (9)

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 53/5 | Overs 25

Shai Hope 14 (32), Denesh Ramdin 11 (30)

West Indies reach 50 through a fierce cut for four to the point boundary by Denesh Ramdin. Ramdin has defended solidly in his short innings so far, but had a close shave when an inswinging ball was inside-edged shakily, and this could have gone on to hit the stumps.

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 34/5 | Overs 19

Shai Hope 9 (21), Denesh Ramdin 0 (3)

Another wicket! Australian fast bowlers are all over West Indies. Jermaine Blackwood is the fifth batsman to be out. He tries to drive clumsily off a full delivery, but the ball gets through his defences and he is bowled. West Indies’ lowest Test score is 47, against England in 2004, and their second-lowest is 51, against Australia in 1999.

Jermaine Blackwood b Josh Hazlewood 0 (5)

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 33/4 | Overs 17

Shai Hope 8 (16), Jermaine Blackwood 0 (1)

Darren Bravo has been dismissed f0r 11 off 67 balls, caught by Shaun Marsh in the slips. Hazlewood gets his sixth wicket of the match. Australia looking to finish this early.

Darren Bravo c Marsh b Josh Hazlewood 11 (49)

Live Cricket Scorecard: West Indies 21/3 | Overs 13

Darren Bravo 8 (39), Shai Hope 0 (3)

Shane Dowrich has been bowled! West Indies have lost their third wicket, with an inswinging ball from Mitchell Starc beating Dowrich’s attempted flick shot to go through and hot the stumps.

Shane Dowrich b Mitchell Starc 4 (31)

Welcome to Cricketcountry’s coverage of the Day 4 of the second Test between West Indies and Australia in Kingston. I’m Abhishek Mukherjee, and I will provide you live updates from the day. The series is likely to end with a 2-0 whitewash by Australia, judging by the position of strength they have brought themselves to over the last three days at Sabina Park.

The first Test lasted three days. This one could end on the fourth. West Indies’ coach Phil Simmons and captain Denesh Ramdin have indicated, since they have started to work together, the building of a base for a long-term successful team. But Australia have shown them the mirror on the magnitude of the shortage of their quality against the top sides in the world.

West Indies will need to bat out two full days via only eight of their batsmen — the openers have already been dismissed — or score 376 more runs and clinch an unlikely victory. But drawing evidence from the six days of performance in the ongoing Frank Worrell Trophy, it will have to be a near miracle if they can achieve any of the two results.

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