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Latest Match Report – Australia vs West Indies 1st Check 2023/24

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Australia 283 (Head 119, S Joseph 5-94) and 26 for 0 beat West Indies 188 (McKenzie 50, Cummins 4-41, Hazlewood 4-44) and 120 (Hazlewood 5-35) by 10 wickets

Australia wrapped up a 10-wicket victory earlier than lunch on the third day in Adelaide as Josh Hazlewood claimed career-best match figures, however there was late drama when Shamar Joseph drew blood from Usman Khawaja with a bouncer when the scores have been stage forcing him to retire damage.

Joseph once more confirmed his batting prowess at No. 11, which can absolutely imply a promotion within the close to future, as he and Kemar Roach added 26 for the final wicket to observe the 55 they placed on within the first innings.

It meant a short second innings for Khawaja and Steven Smith. Oddly, Shamar Joseph, who claimed Smith along with his first ball in Check cricket, was not given the brand new ball. He was ultimately launched within the fifth over with 14 wanted and after being reduce to the boundary first ball by Khawaja produced a beautiful supply beat Smith’s edge

Then got here a lifter that beat Khawaja earlier than an ungainly bouncer clattered into his helmet across the jaw space as he tried to sway out of the road. Khawaja had blood coming from his mouth and after a couple of moments left the sphere leaving Marnus Labuschagne to hitting the successful runs. In additional methods than one, Shamar Joseph had left an indelible mark on his debut

West Indies had resumed 22 behind with 4 wickets in hand after shedding Justin Greaves to the ultimate ball of the third day. They whittled the deficit all the way down to 11 earlier than Joshua Da Silva gave his innings away by falling for the well-telegraphed short-ball plan, top-edging a hook to deep backward sq. off Mitchell Starc.

Alzarri Joseph confirmed a stable method and performed a brace of sturdy cowl drives in opposition to Starc however bought a skinny edge from across the wicket. When Gudakesh Motie turned Hazlewood’s fifth wicket, shouldering arms to at least one that was far too tight to depart, West Indies have been nonetheless a run behind.

Nevertheless, that lasted only one extra supply as Shamar Joseph performed a first-ball cowl drive that might have happy a top-order participant, bringing large cheers from a wholesome crowd who had flocked in regardless of the chance of little or no cricket.

Every run added by the last-wicket pair was greeted by heat applause, whereas it added to Australia’s latest difficulties over getting by lower-order stands. The return of Nathan Lyon, who had began the day bowling a single supply, ended the resistance when Shamar Joseph charged and missed.

The second Check begins in Brisbane on January 25 and shall be a day-night encounter.


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