Thursday, March 30, 2023

Australia beats West Indies by 419 runs, wins Check sequence 2-0

Prime-ranked Australia dismissed an outclassed West Indies for simply 77 Sunday to win the day-night second Check in Adelaide by 419 runs and seal the sequence 2-0.

The visiting facet resumed day 4 on 38-4 and was all out within the first session, with Mitchell Starc and Michael Neser doing the injury to finish a lopsided marketing campaign.

Australia received the primary Check in Perth by 164 runs.

“Nice start to the summer, we get an extra day or two (rest), which is handy. But great individual and team performances,” stated tempo spearhead Starc. “The batters set up both games perfectly.”

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The defeat ended the reign of West Indies head coach Phil Simmons, who introduced his intention to stop after his group’s disastrous current Twenty20 World Cup marketing campaign when it exited within the first spherical.

Simmons led the West Indies to victory within the 2016 T20 World Cup in India, after which returned as coach for a second stint in 2019.

Australia took a stranglehold on day one when Travis Head smacked 175, and Marnus Labuschagne hit 163, and it by no means let up.

It propelled the host facet to 511-7 declared, with the visiting facet then dismissed for 214 earlier than Australia posted a quickfire 199-6 to set the West Indies 497 to win.

The Caribbean facet was by no means within the hunt after Scott Boland despatched down a sensational three-wicket maiden underneath the lights on Friday night to depart them decimated.

Devon Thomas and Jason Holder, each on eight, trudged out on an overcast Sunday nonetheless 459 runs adrift, with defeat only a matter of time.

Thomas solely survived 11 balls, including 4 runs earlier than making an attempt to drive a large Starc supply solely to edge to wicketkeeper Alex Carey.

Starc was a relentless menace, routinely beating the bat, and he knocked Holder’s stump out of the bottom on 11 with a cracking ball to depart the West Indies reeling on 49-6.

Carey held a juggling catch from Neser to take away Roston Chase for 13, with the identical pair combining once more to halt Joshua Da Silva on 15 in the identical over.

Lyon bowled Alzarri Joseph earlier than Carey and Neser once more labored their magic to snare Marquino Mindley and finish the sport.

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