Thursday, March 30, 2023

Australia on brink of collection sweep after Boland wrecks Windies

Australia set West Indies a monumental victory goal of 497 after which decreased them to 38-4 on day three of the day-night second check to be on the verge of a 2-0 collection sweep on Saturday.

Having declared their first innings on 511-7 on Friday, Australia bundled out West Indies for 214 to assert an enormous lead of 297.

The hosts then raced to 199-6 in 31 overs, successfully batting West Indies out of the competition, earlier than declaring their second innings.

Scott Boland then struck three blows in his first over to rattle West Indies who’re 459 runs behind looking at an enormous defeat inside 4 days.

Each Devon Thomas and Jason Holder had been batting on eight at stumps after a frenetic 85-over day when 349 runs had been scored and 16 wickets tumbled on the Adelaide oval.

After resuming on 102-4, West Indies had been bowled out within the prolonged first session and it started with Tagenarine Chanderpaul’s (47) run out within the first over the of the day.

Chanderpaul defended a ball from Mitchell Starc, set on a fast single and was despatched again. Starc picked the ball and threw down stumps with a diving Chanderpaul marginally wanting floor.

In his subsequent over, Starc had Holder caught behind for a four-bal duck.

Joshua Da Silva made 23 and Roston Chase (34) added 43 runs with Marquino Mindley to take West Indies previous the 200-mark earlier than they had been all out.

Nathan Lyon picked 3-57 for Australia who fielded a depleted assault sans skipper Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood — each recovering from accidents.

Australia had been predictably aggressive after they got here out to start their second innings.

Usman Khawaja (45) added 77 runs with David Warner (28) earlier than Roston Chase eliminated each.

Marnus Labuschagne made 31, his first sub-100 rating of the collection, whereas stand-in captain Steve Smith (35) and Travis Head (38 not out) additionally produced breezy cameos.

Scott Boland ripped the guts out of the West Indies high order claiming three wickets in his first over.

He dismissed West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite caught behind along with his first supply, trapped Shamarh Brooks lbw along with his third, and had Jermaine Blackwood caught in gully along with his sixth.

Starc dismissed Chanderpaul caught behind for 17 and Australia can be hoping to wrap up victory early on Sunday.

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