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2nd Test: West Indies struggle after Head and Labuschagne heroics for Australia | Cricket News – Times of India

ADELAIDE (Australia): Australia took 4 wickets to go away the West Indies reeling on Friday within the day-night second Test after Travis Head crunched 175 and Marnus Labuschagne grew to become the second-fastest man to three,000 Test runs behind Donald Bradman.
At stumps in Adelaide on day two, the guests had been 102-4, nonetheless 409 runs behind after Australia declared their first innings at 511-7.
Opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul remained defiant on 47 alongside nightwatchman Anderson Phillip on one.
Skipper Steve Smith‘s declaration gave his bowlers simply over a full session to inflict most injury with the pink ball underneath lights, which is normally probably the most treacherous time to bat in day-night Tests.
And they grabbed the chance as the house aspect look to brush the two-Test sequence after profitable in Perth by 164 runs.
Michael Neser, within the workforce for an injured Josh Hazlewood, bagged the important thing wicket of Perth century-maker Kraigg Brathwaite for 19, with wicketkeeper Alex Carey taking a regulation catch after the West Indies skipper obtained a feather-edge as he tried to defend.
Neser discovered motion and eliminated Shamarh Brooks for eight in a mirror dismissal.
Nathan Lyon then held a caught-and-bowled to ship Jermaine Blackwood packing for 3, making the veteran spinner probably the most profitable bowler ever at Adelaide Oval with 57 wickets, surpassing Shane Warne’s 56.
Cameron Green capped a very good day for the hosts by bowling Devon Thomas for 19.
Head earlier made a glowing career-high 175 earlier than a mind fade with Green disadvantaged him of a maiden double century.
Green nudged to wonderful leg and was pushing for 2, however then despatched Head again. He dived for the crease, however fell simply quick.
It was a waste and much more so with Green out for 9 quickly after.
Alex Carey (41 not out) and Neser (18) consolidated forward of the declaration half-hour earlier than tea.
Labuschagne compiled 163, to go along with his 204 and 104 not out within the first Test, earlier than the West Indies made their first breakthrough of the day, with wicketkeeper Joshua da Silva holding a catch off Thomas’s bowling.
It snapped a 297-run stand between Head and Labuschagne and ended one other fashionable efficiency from the left-hander.
In the method, he handed 3,000 Test runs in his 51st innings, matching West Indies nice Everton Weekes because the second-quickest to the milestone.
But they had been nonetheless significantly slower than Australian legend Bradman, who completed the feat in 33 innings.
Australia resumed on 330-3 after dominating on Thursday.
Labuschagne started on 120 and Head 114, with an injury-hit West Indies once more confronted with a flat pitch providing little assist.
Alzarri Joseph extracted some early bounce, however the Australians had been largely untroubled with Head spectacular, pouncing on something quick or large.
The West Indies bowling shares had been diminished with allrounder Kyle Mayers and pacemen Kemar Roach and Jayden Seales out injured.
Adding to their woes, substitute Marquino Mindley once more did not bowl, having limped off after simply two overs on his debut Thursday.
Head was the primary to succeed in 150, with a boundary off spinner Roston Chase, however Labuschagne was not far behind earlier than being dismissed shortly earlier than dinner. Head was out within the third over once they returned.

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