AUS vs WI 2nd Test Day 3 match Update:
AUS vs WI 2nd Day-Night Test Day 3: West Indies bundled out for 214 Australia opt against enforcing follow on the Test at Adelaide Oval.
Nathan Lyon bagged three wickets while Mitchell Starc and Michael Neser took two wickets each as Australia bowled out West Indies for 214. Enabling Australia to take a 297-run first-innings lead on Day 3 of the ongoing second Test. Let us look in detail at AUS vs WI 2nd Test Day 3 match Update.
Tagenarine Chanderpaul led all scorers for the visitors with a 47-run performance, followed by Anderson Phillip with 43 and Roston Chase with 34. On Day 2 of the current pink-ball Test, Australia earlier reduced West Indies to 102 for 4 at the time of stumps. Australia decided to bat first and ended their innings at 511 for 7 after choosing to do so. Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne each scored 175 and 163 respectively.
Australia’s lead was reduced by West Indies’ lower-order resilience, and on Day 3 of the day-night Adelaide Test, the hosts chose against enforcing the follow-on. At the conclusion of the visitors’ first innings. In addition they were held to just 214 runs. Anderson Phillip and Joshua da Silva shared a counterattacking 60-run partnership for the seventh wicket. While Roston Chase delivered a few powerful hits in a last-wicket partnership of 43.
The visitors had a less than ideal start to the day when, four balls into the session,
A well-positioned Chanderpaul was out thanks to some nimble fielding by Mitchel Starc. Starc delivered the direct hit at the keeper’s end to catch him millimetres short despite a desperate dive after Chanderpaul gently moved the ball to the off-side. When Jason Holder nicked Starc behind to fall for a duck.
Brief scores: West Indies 214, Australia 511/7 declare, by 297 runs.
But in the second half, West Indies lost their composure. The second ball following the drink break. Lyon took an LBW call upstairs, giving the hosts the breakthrough they had been looking for. Phillip was suffering the price for needlessly trying to cram in a quick single in between Lyon’s two strikes.