Starc, Cummins grab 3 wickets, put Australia in charge vs West Indies
Fast bowlers Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins grabbed three wickets apiece to dismiss West Indies for 283 and put Australia in the field seat in the opening cricket Test on the Perth Stadium right here on Friday.
Refusing to implement the follow-on, Australia was 29-1 at stumps on the third day, and in charge of the match with a 344-run lead. David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne will resume on 17 and three, respectively, after Usman Khawaja fell for six.
West Indies had been on 237-4 at tea, and shortly after from 245-4, earlier than dropping the final six wickets for 48 runs to the second new ball at hand Australia a 315-run first innings lead.
West Indies had resumed the day on 74-0, and progressed to 150-1 at lunch earlier than some excellent quick bowling by Starc (3-51) and Cummins (3-34) minimize brief the innings.
Off-spinner Nathan Lyon claimed 2-61 whereas quick bowlers Josh Hazlewood and Cameron Green took a wicket apiece.
Only skipper Kraigg Brathwaite (64) and debutant Tangenarine Chanderpaul (51) impressed.
Australia’s innings was constructed on double centuries by Labuschagne (200) and Steve Smith, 200 not out, after the homeside gained the toss and batted.
It took two excellent deliveries after lunch to dent West Indies’ progress.
Brathwaite’s four-hour resistance ended when his counterpart Cummins obtained a supply to swing in late to hit the highest of off stump for the Australian skipper’s 2 hundredth take a look at scalp in his forty fourth take a look at.
Cummins turned the fifth quickest to the milestone behind fellow Australians Clarrie Grimmett (36 Tests), Dennis Lillee (38), Stuart McGill (41) and Shane Warne (42).
Three overs later, Strac bowled Kyle Mayers (1) because the left hander performed down the unsuitable line.
West Indies out of the blue had slumped from 159-1 to 166-3, swinging the sport again Australia’s approach.
The guests may have been 176-4 quickly after hadn’t Jason Holder (27) efficiently reviewed a lbw resolution off quick bowler Hazlewood. Television replays appeared to indicate an inside edge as Holder was crushed for tempo by the supply.
Jermain Blackwood (36) and Holder shared 43 runs for the fourth wicket when offspinner Nathan Lyon claimed Holder. Lyon, who was hit for six two balls earlier, went around the wicket, and Holder attempting to flick was caught by Warner at leg gully.
After tea, Starc grabbed 2-0 in 4 balls as he trapped Blackwood and, three balls later, bowled Joshua Da Silva for a duck.
Shamarh Brooks scored 33 after changing Nkrumar Bonner as a concussion substitute.
Bonner was hit on the again of the top by a Green bouncer and was examined on the sphere however carried on to attain 16 runs. After one other half-hour on the crease, he retired and was quickly medically dominated out of the take a look at.
Brathwaite batted for 4 hours in going through 154 balls hitting a six and 5 fours.
Chanderpaul, who batted impressively in his debut innings, lasted simply six balls Friday earlier than falling to an impressive supply from swing bowler Josh Hazlewood.
Chanderpaul edged Hazlewood via slips to convey up his 50, and the very subsequent ball adopted an outswinger to first slip David Warner. The son of former West Indies batting nice Shivnarine, Chanderpaul hit a six and 7 fours in his two-hour innings off 79 balls.
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