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Hosts Australia take on visitors West Indies on Day 3 of the first of the three-match Test series at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Saturday. Australia, who are coming off a comprehensive win over New Zealand in the just concluded Test series are definitely running high on confidence as they look to take the winning momentum forward in the series against West indies and look to win this as well. While West Indies, on the other hand, who are coming off a -2 whitewash in their last series against Sri Lanka, would look to start afresh and rove a point to the Australians that they have not faded away. Live Cricket Scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary: Australia vs West Indies 2015-16, 1st Test at Hobart

Nathan Lyon put the skids under the flailing West Indies as Australia set course for an overwhelming early victory despite Darren Bravo holding on in the first Test in Hobart today. At the close of a stop-start day through showers, the Windies were 207 for six with Bravo offering spirited resistance on 94 with Kemar Roach in support on 31. Bravo and Roach kept the Windies innings ticking over with an unbeaten seventh-wicket stand of 91. Lyon claimed two wickets in one over to trigger a middle-order collapse to have the West Indies in familiar trouble in their chase after a mammoth declaration of 583 for four on the second day. Live Cricket Updates: Australia vs West Indies 2015-16, 1st Test at Hobart, Day 3

The probing off-spinner snared the wickets of Marlon Samuels and Jermaine Blackwood in his seventh over along with opener Rajendra Chandrika for 175 Test wickets to leave the hapless Caribbean tourists struggling to avoid a heavy defeat with three days left.