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Australia vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 1 Highlights: Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head Centuries Take Australia to 330/3

AUS vs WI Highlights 2nd Day-Night Test, Day 1: Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head hit unbeaten centuries.

AUS vs WI Highlights: As Australia reached a total of 330/3 against West Indies on Day 1 of the ongoing second day-night Test at the Adelaide Oval. Winning the First test match by 164 runs Australian batters tried to create an impact from the very first session of the 2nd test AUS vs WI. Watching the batters play cricket full of potential and class the West Indies will also try to cater to the other side with prowess.

AUS vs WI Highlights 2nd Day-Night Test, Day 1:

Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head hit unbeaten centuries as Australia reached a total of 330/3 against the West Indies. In the first sessions of the ongoing second day-night Test at the Adelaide Oval. Electing to bat Australia lost the wicket of David Warner early before Usman Khwaja. After that Labuschagne then too over adding 95 runs for the second wicket. Also, Khawaja was dismissed for 62 before Steve Smith(2) walked off with almost no runs in his side.

Labuschagne then takes the command in the middle as the pair went on to add an unbeaten 199 runs for the fourth wicket. Labuschagne batting 120 while Head was unbeaten on 114. In the early stage Australia stand-in captain Steve Smith won the toss and chose to bat against the West Indies.

AUS vs WI Highlights, 2nd Day-Night Test; West Indies got off to a decent start early in the day

West Indies got off to a decent start early in the day when Alzarri Joseph dismissed David Warner cheaply on what seems like a great batting surface. The visitors suffered another injury blow as Marquino Mindley hobbled off injured on his debut. A 95-run partnership between Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne made a good base for Australian side. But the Khawaja was dismissed by Devon Thomas after he got to his half-century.

Jason Holder dismissed the Australian skipper Steven Smith on a duck but after that, it has been all about Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head. Australia will look to continue and bat most of the day to take the possibility of a loss out of the equation. West Indies need early wickets and with the ball pretty new, it will be interesting to see if the fast bowlers get some purchase.

AUS vs WI Highlights, 2nd Day-Night Test; Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head hit unbeaten centuries.

Australia came out for the last session with Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head looking to build on their partnership and they began watchfully initially. Marnus Labuschagne continued to score at a steady pace and got to his third century in a row remaining unbeaten on 120. Travis Head played the role of an aggressor and accumulated runs at a quicker pace scoring 114 in 139 balls.

Eventually, the side went into stumps having put on a 199-run partnership in 280 balls. As mentioned by Marnus Labuschagne in the Tea break, it is quite evident they enjoy playing with each other.

West Indies lacked a sort of attack and struggled for a break through. With this there was a lack in the frontline spinner’s ranks. As they could not utilize the old ball. Eventually, they took the new ball, could not make an impact with the ball. As Adelaide pitch favors the pacers.

AUS vs WI, 2nd Day-Night Test: SESSION SUMMARY

Another session dominated by the Australian batters and West Indies lacked any sort of creativity to get the breakthrough. Two centuries helped rank them and they are still unbeaten. Also they showcased a classic form of Test Cricket. West Indies have a lot of their work cut out in this Test match. Overall, the way their shoulders dropped in this session.

Akash Kumar
Akash Kumar
Hi! I am Akash, a professionally trained journalist who graduated from Delhi University. I have spent several years playing cricket at the State level for Jharkhand. My passion for cricket and thrive to explore truth via journalism helped me to develop a character called – Sports Journalist. My contribution towards writing would be always out of the true spirit that longs for the game that Indians like the most.

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