Scott Boland grabbed three wickets in an over to go away a rattled West Indies on 38-4 and dealing with a heavy defeat within the second Test Saturday because the world’s top-ranked staff zeroed in on one other victory to seal the collection. After the guests had been dismissed for 214 on day three of the pink-ball conflict in Adelaide, in reply to the hosts’ 511-7 declared, Australia referred to as time once more at 199-6 of their second innings. It left the Caribbean facet needing 497 to win, however they meekly surrendered below the lights to the road and size of Boland, within the facet rather than an injured Pat Cummins.
Boland, who ended with 3-9, final performed within the Ashes marketing campaign on dwelling soil a yr in the past, snaring an unbelievable 6-7 on the Melbourne Cricket Ground, highlighting the depth of Australia’s bowling shares.
Mitchell Starc then enticed a nick from Tagenarine Chanderpaul (17) with wicketkeeper Alex Carey gathering as they crawled to stumps, nonetheless 459 runs adrift, with Devon Thomas and Jason Holder on the crease.
“That was awesome. I thought I bowled well in the first innings but didn’t get any wickets there. Happy to get them here,” mentioned Boland.
“I tried to be fuller today than in the last few days. I feel I’ve been bowling well in Sheffield Shield cricket and try to keep it simple by hitting in the same areas.
“Still lots to sit up for.”
After the West Indies succumbed in their first innings on the cusp of the day’s first break, Australian skipper Steve Smith opted not to enforce the follow on, conscious of his bowlers’ workload with three Tests against South Africa ahead.
Cummins and Josh Hazlewood both missed the Adelaide clash with injuries picked up in the first Test at Perth that the hosts won by 164 runs.
Instead they batted again with quick runs clearly the intent.
Warner dragged Chase’s first ball onto his wicket and departed for 28, then Khawaja was caught behind by Joshua Da Silva for 45 in the identical over.
That introduced Marnus Labuschagne and Smith together and they slammed 21 runs off one Brathwaite over.
Labuschagne was finally undone by Anderson Phillip, caught at gully by Chase for 31, ending his two-Test series with 501 runs after a double century and two centuries.
Smith’s luck ran out on 35 after Thomas took a catch by the ropes, leaving Travis Head to blast 38 from 27 balls before the declaration.
Starc on fire
The West Indies had resumed their first innings at 102-4, with Chanderpaul on 47.
But in a horror start, he was run out in the opening over after a mix-up with Phillip.
Chanderpaul prodded Starc and set off for a single but was sent back, with the bowler unleashing a direct hit after collecting the ball on his follow through.
Starc was on fire and in his next over sent Holder packing for a duck, the lanky batsman edging to Carey.
But Phillip and Da Silva put up resistance with a 60-run stand that was finally snapped by veteran spinner Nathan Lyon, the most successful bowler ever at the Adelaide Oval after surpassing Shane Warne‘s 56 wickets on Friday.
He trapped Da Silva lbw for 23, with Phillip then run out for 43, again after an amateurish mix-up, this time with Chase.
Lyon dismissed Alzarri Joseph lbw to finish with 3-57 earlier than Starc eliminated Chase for 34.
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