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Australia vs West Indies The Frank Worrell Trophy, 2024

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2nd Test, The Gabba, Brisbane, 25 Jan, 2024

West Indies

WI

311/10

(108.0) overs

193/10

(72.3) overs

Australia

AUS

289/9

(53.0) overs

207/10

(50.5) overs

West Indies beat Australia by 8 runs

Player Of The Match

Shamar Joseph,
West Indies
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Commentary

That is all! Pat Cummins and his teammates celebrate. The series ends all square and they retain the trophy. Wow, what a match! West Indies, with all the things happening with them, just needed this kind of match and a couple of motivated players to get them back on top. Still, a long way to go but a bright future ahead of them. Thanks for joining for the coverage. Hope you enjoyed it. Goodbye and cheers!

Pat Cummins says he is disappointed but it was a fantastic match and credit to Shamar Joseph for the way he bowled. Adds they were confident coming today, the score was achievable but in the end, the bridge was too far. Mentions it wasn't a surprise, Steven Smith has done for 15 years and he almost single-handedly took the team over the line. Tells the bowling group has done well for the past few months, they can hold their heads high. Shares this game humble's them quickly but sometimes the lessons are learned hard way. On West Indies, says they are always exciting to watch, exciting celebrations as well but overall a fantastic Test match to play. Ends by saying he is looking forward to the future.

Kraigg Brathwaite says they won a Test match in Australia and it is amazing. Adds his message to the players is, this is just the beginning and they need to continue. Shares they are extremely proud. They had two words that inspired in this Test match, Mr. Rodney Hogg said that they were pathetic and hopeless. That was the inspiration. Tells probably an hour before the play he got to know that Shamar Joseph is available. On Shamar Joseph, he is a superstar, he will do great things for the team and the others need to follow the same and fight for the team.  His belief is incredible, he told that he won’t stop bowling till they win it. Ends by saying he would love to play more Test cricket.

Shamar Joseph is the Player of the Match and the Player of the Series as well. He says his teammate encouraged him and gave a lot of support. Adds he wasn't sure if would play but credits the doctor. Tells the talk was just to take wickets after wickets and stick to the basics, stick to his length. Reckons it feels like they have won the series with the way they have played. Mentions tears are flowing but it is a big day, they want to celebrate and enjoy. Says he told the skipper he would bowl till the last wicket falls! Credits the teammates for helping him to get through the pain last night. Credits the doctor again, says he was in pain but the doctor pushed him to get on the bus and get to the ground. Reckons he made a lot of sacrifice but he just continues to work hard, learn from the senior players.

... Presentation....

Day 4, afternoon and here is the young man ready to charge up, 5 hours later he is carrying a medal around his neck. Steven Smith and Cameron Green watchfully played the opening hour but once Green fell, Shamar Joseph made sure the hosts do not recover again. He bowled from one side with a broken toe for the whole session and took 6 wickets. Came back for the second session and took the last wicket to get it done. A credit note for Steven Smith, he had pressure as an opener but stood like a wall. Played his shots when wickets were falling over and almost took his team over the line but didn't get the able support.

Australia lost Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne. However, it was the host's game to lose still. One moment we forget and the most important one which will make the headlines. Third innings, 72.4, Mitchell Starc to Shamar Joseph,  A yorker, right at the base of leg. Shamar Joseph gets his foot out to defend but misses and gets hit right on the toes. That looks really painful. Shamar Joseph is walking off and not sure if he will bowl again.

Australia, in reply were rattled 54/4 but Usman Khawaja and Alex Carey put them back on track and Cummins's fifty late in the innings helped them get close to the Windies score. Pat Cummins was still not out with Josh Hazlewood the last man available but the skipper decided to declare the innings and make the most of the last phase. They did get one wicket but West Indies recovered well as the middle order stepped again. Australia did bowled well though and a chase of around 215 runs was set.

Who said Test cricket has died? This kind of match separates this format from the other. There is so much to talk. The declaration in the first innings from Pat Cummins, did that backfired? Looks so! You compare both matches and the most important part was the way the Windies middle order batted this time. The partnership of Joshua Da Silva and Kavem Hodge when West Indies were 64/5. It did showed that we are up for a different West Indies side. Both added around 150 runs, and later Kevin Sinclair's fifty helped them score more than 300.

Just look at Shamar Joseph. He is running all over the Gabba! Shamar Joseph, you can have my toe if you want! One man army, playing his second match, toe gone, not sure if he will bowl or not and here he is with 7 wickets. Build this man a statue already!

50.5W

OUT! BOWLED! UNBELIEVABLE! MADNESS! JOSEPH HAS DONE IT! On a length and around off from around the wicket. Josh Hazlewood gets on the front foot to defend but misses and it goes past his edge and hits the stumps. OFF POLE IS GONE. WINDIES WIN BY 8 RUNS.

50.41

ONE! Length ball, outside off. Smith punches it to deep point for a single. Time for Josh Hazlewood.

50.30

This is full and around off, Smith blocks it out.

50.22

TWO RUNS! On a length and outside off. Smith dabs it to the right of third man and calls for two. Makes it easily.

50.10

Bangs it short and on middle, Smith lets it go over his head.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 50 overs : 204/9

J Hazlewood0 (5)

S Smith88 (142)

A Joseph17-1-62-2

49.60

A bumper on leg and Josh Hazlewood has nothing to do with it.

49.50

A yorker, just outside off. Josh Hazlewood looks to dig it out but misses. One more ball to survive...

49.51nb

On a length and on middle and leg. Josh Hazlewood tucks it to square leg. Alzarri Joseph has overstepped.

49.41

A yorker, tailing on off. Smith nudges it to square leg for a single. Josh Hazlewood has two balls to play.

49.30

SWING AND A MISS! Shorter and outside off, Smith slashes and misses. Hi is livid at himself. Third man was empty.

49.20

Fuller and outside off, Smith drives it to deep cover. No run taken.

49.16

SIX! ALL THE WAY! This is not the Smith we see most often! Very rare! On a length and around off. Smith shuffles across and scoops it over fine leg for a biggie. Australia need 14 runs to win. Steven Smith is on 87.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 49 overs : 196/9

J Hazlewood0 (2)

S Smith81 (138)

S Joseph11-0-65-6

48.60

Josh Hazlewood survives! Fuller and well outside off. Josh Hazlewood leaves it alone.

48.50

This is full and around off. Josh Hazlewood pushes it to cover.

48.41

THAT ONE SHOOTS! Short and outside off, Smith has a poke at it but goes off the gloves and lobs to the right of widish first slip who dives but the ball was just wide of him.

48.30

Length and on middle, Smith turns it to deep square leg but does not take a single.

48.20

On a length and around off, Smith steps across and blocks it out.

48.14

FOUR! SHOT! Short of a length and on off. Smith pulls it through mid-wicket and it races to the fence. Steven Smith has to keep the strike now.

Change. Shamar Joseph to bowl now. Josh Hazlewood is the last man in.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 48 overs : 191/9

N Lyon9 (20)

S Smith76 (134)

A Joseph16-1-54-2

47.6W

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Lyon goes. West Indies one wicket away now. WOW! Scenes at the Gabba! On a length and outside off, steep bounce on this one. Lyon looks to pull but bottom edges it to the keeper who makes no mistake. West Indies appeal but Lyon was already walking back.

Commentary

Back for the chase. Time for Steven Smith at the top along with Usman Khawaja. Can Australia see off this period without any hurdles? Here is Kemar Roach with the pink-cherry!

...THE CHASE....

West Indies still had Justin Greaves and Kevin Sinclair out in the middle when the last session started but added just a few runs and ran out of tail. Australia are in the driving seat at the moment. They need 216 runs to win. The hosts are the favourites but the ball is doing enough for West Indies to inspire and end the day on a high. Can they scalp some wickets in this small phase? Let's find out.

The pain is too much for Shamar Joseph to bear and that will be the end of the Windies innings. A horrible hour with the bat for West Indies and on top of that Shamar Joseph is injured now. They were at one stage cruising through and in full control of this match but Australia turned the tables. West Indies lost half of their side inside 50 runs.The momentum changing period was when Kavem Hodge got out and all thanks to Travis Head at short leg for his quick reflexes.

Ouch! Shamar Joseph is looking in some discomfort and is unable to continue. A blow to the batting team as Shamar Joseph is retired hurt.

72.41nb

No ball! A huge appeal for LBW and up goes the finger. Shamar Joseph reviews it but hang on it is deemed as a no ball. A yorker, right at the base of leg. Shamar Joseph gets his foot out to defend but misses and gets hit right on the toes. That looks really painful.

Shamar Joseph gets hit right on the toes and is feeling the pain. The physio is out and is giving some treatment. Worrying signs for West Indies as Shamar Joseph has a big job to do with the ball.

72.30

This is full and outside off, Shamar Joseph looks to drive but misses.

72.22

A length ball, outside off. Shamar Joseph punches well in the gap through covers for a couple of runs.

72.10

Fuller and well wide of off. Shamar Joseph slashes his blade and misses.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 72 overs : 190/9

K Sinclair14 (59)

S Joseph1 (10)

N Lyon22-6-42-3

71.60

Shorter and well wide of off. Sinclair toe ends his cut shot to point.

71.51

SINGLE! Too full and angling on leg. Shamar Joseph sweeps in the air but on a bounce to deep square leg.

71.40

This one comes with the arm, around off. Shamar Joseph chops it to point.

71.30

Too full and around off, Shamar Joseph blocks.

71.20

Fuller and on off, defended out.

71.10

Tossed up on off. Shamar Joseph prods and blocks it out.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 71 overs : 189/9

K Sinclair14 (58)

S Joseph0 (5)

M Starc14-3-42-1

70.60

Too full and around off. Sinclair pushes it to short cover.

70.50

On a length and on off, Sinclair taps it to point.

70.40

A length ball on middle and leg. Sinclair defends it out.

70.30

On a length and on middle, Sinclair blocks.

A short third man in place behind the slip cordon.

70.20

Length ball, outside off, this is knocked to cover.

70.14

FOUR! FLIES OVER! This is full and outside off, angled across. Sinclair goes for a big heave but top edges and it goes over the leaping Steven Smith at first slip for a boundary. Crucial runs.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 70 overs : 185/9

S Joseph0 (5)

K Sinclair10 (52)

N Lyon21-6-41-3

69.60

Wicket-maiden for Lyon! Fuller and around off. Shamar Joseph taps it down to point.

69.50

A bit short and outside off, spins away. Shamar Joseph looks to cut but misses.

69.40

Too full and around off, Joseph pushes it to silly point.

69.30

Tossed up on middle, this is defended out.

69.20

Too full and on off, Joseph blocks it out.

Shamar Joseph is the last man in.

69.1W

OUT! LBW! Kemar Roach is given LBW but he reviews it. Well past bat so directly on BALL TRACKING and it shows umpire's call on wickets hitting. Nathan Lyon gets his third. This one lands outside off and spins in sharply. Roach goes back but his bat is no where close to the ball, gets hit on the pads and it goes onto clip the top of bail. Australia have been so good.

Commentary

The umpires are on the field. The Australian players rush out on the field and take their respective positions. Kraigg Brathwaite and Tagenarine Chanderpaul are the opening batters for the West Indies. Mitchell Starc has the new pink ball in hand and is raring to go. Let's go...

...THIRD INNINGS...

West Indies, on the other hand, were brilliant with the new ball, but will be a bit disappointed as they let the Aussies get way closer to the total than they would have wanted. Kemar Roach got the wicket of Steven Smith in the very first over to set the tone and Alzarri Joseph followed it up with another. Joseph was the best bowler with four wickets while Kemar Roach ended up with three. However, in the middle phase and towards the end, they gave away a lot of runs and let the hosts come back in the game. Shamar Joseph and Kevin Sinclair chipped in with one each as well. Now, it is up to their opening batters to see out the session under lights without much damage as it will be a tricky phase for them.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 53 overs : 289/9

N Lyon19 (19)

P Cummins64 (73)

A Joseph14-0-84-4

52.6W

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! That is the end of a brave innings by Nathan Lyon! Alzarri Joseph drops it short and over middle. Nathan Lyon, with the intent to hit, pulls at it wildly. He gets hurried on and ends up nicking the upper edge. Joshua Da Silva takes a sharp catch behind the stumps and the umpire raises a finger straight away. Both Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon walk off the field as they have declared their innings with a deficit of 22 runs hanging over their heads. A good strategy as the Aussies want to get a strong start with the new ball in hand, under the lights.

With that wicket of Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins has declared the innings! Australia still trails by 22 runs but they wanted to have a go at West Indies under lights and it will be an interesting half an hour or so till Stumps. Australia got off to a nightmare start, losing Steven Smith in the first over and Marnus Labuschagne followed suit. Usman Khawaja was stranded at one losing partners at the other as they were in a precarious position at 54/5. However, Alex Carey' counter-attacking fifty and his partnership of 81 runs with Khawaja got them back in the game. Carey did get out, but it was the skipper, Pat Cummins who led from the front with his highest individual score in Tests and helped the Aussies get near the total, and now they will look to make early inroads before the end of Day 2.

52.65nb

OH NO! FIVE RUNS! A juicy full toss on middle. Nathan Lyon has driven it past covers and the fielder has a long chase to stop it. The throw is poor and meanwhile, the batters run four runs. The umpire has signaled a no-ball as well because Alzarri Joseph has overstepped.

52.50

Beaten! On a good length and over middle. Nathan Lyon pulls at it wildly but is beaten for pace.

52.42

Fuller and around off. Nathan Lyon drives it past covers and they run a couple of runs.

52.34b

FOUR BYES! TOO HIGH FOR EVERYONE! Bangs it short and over leg. The ball shot up and it was out of everyone's reach. It runs away to the fine leg fence for four bonus runs.

52.21

Again short and over off. Pat Cummins pulls it wildly but the ball flies off behind the keeper, deflecting off the outer edge. The fielder stops it before the fence and the batters run a single.

52.11

Short and quick over off. Nathan Lyon gets under it and cuts it over slip. They get a single off the third man region.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 52 overs : 276/8

N Lyon12 (13)

P Cummins63 (72)

K Roach11-0-47-3

51.61

Shorter in length and around off. Nathan Lyon pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. The deficit is now down to 35 runs.

51.51

On a length, following Pat Cummins down the leg side. Pat Cummins opens up the face of his bat and runs it towards point for a single.

51.40

On a good length over off. Pat Cummins swings his blade wildly but is beaten for pace.

51.36

SIX! UP UP AND AWAY! Australia wants to close the gap as quickly as possible! On a fuller length around off. Pat Cummins creates some room and lofts it over long off The ball clears the fence for a half a dozen.

51.20

On a length and angling down leg. Pat Cummins covers the line and blocks it into the track.

51.11

Short again, over off. Nathan Lyon pulls but gets to the ball a bit early. The ball rolls away ahead of square leg and they cross for one.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 51 overs : 267/8

N Lyon10 (11)

P Cummins56 (68)

A Joseph13-0-75-3

50.61

Short again on the helmet. Nathan Lyon pulls it off the toe end of his bat and manages to send the ball towards mid-wicket. They get a single to end the over.

50.50

Swing and a miss! On a good length over off. Nathan Lyon tries to whack it on the on side but is beaten for pace.

50.44

FOUR! GOOD SHOT! On a good length and over off. Nathan Lyon plays it with a straight bat and knocks it past the bowler and mid off all the way racing away to the fence for four run. Australia trail by 45 now.

50.32

Nails the yorker now. Nathan Lyon manages to dig it out past mid off for a couple of runs. Australia trail by just 49 runs.

50.23

Short again outside off. Pat Cummins cuts it through backward point and the batters run three runs. Good effort by the fielder to chase it down.

50.10

Lovely! On a good length straight outside off. Pat Cummins opens up the face of his bat and the ball zips past the outer edge.

50.11wd

Too short now! A bouncer over middle but it has bounced way high over Pat Cummins' head. A wide signaled.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 50 overs : 256/8

N Lyon3 (7)

P Cummins53 (66)

K Sinclair8-1-53-1

49.60

Flatter and quicker around off. Nathan Lyon blocks it into the ground solidly. Australia are in a good position now.

49.50

Again short and on the pads. Nathan Lyon rocks back to whip it towards square leg.

49.40

Fullish and on off. Nathan Lyon defends it back towards the bowler.

49.30

Short and on the pads. Nathan Lyon rocks back and nudges it short leg who had a very tough chance to grab that.

49.21

Looped full over middle. Pat Cummins plays it late and cuts it towards short third for a single.

49.14

FOUR! WELL TIMED! FIFTY FOR Pat Cummins in an aggressive way! Tossed up around off. Pat Cummins waits for it and drives it through the gap at covers. The ball rockets away to the fence for four runs.

Commentary

We are all set for the second innings. The umpires are on the field and the West Indies players run out on the field. Steven Smith and Usman Khawaja walk out to open the innings and it will be Steven Smith on strike. Kemar Roach has the new pink ball in hand and is raring to go. Let's go...

... SECOND INNINGS ...

Australia, on the other hand, were pretty dominant early on and were quick to send half of their opposite back to the hut without much on the board. However, they failed to build on that and the conditions became a bit easy to bat as well. Lyon finally broke that big partnership and then the pacers made good progress with the second new ball to expose the tail. They did concede a few too many runs, but we're able to restrict their opponents. Starc was the pick of the bowlers and also reached the milestone of 350 Test wickets. They were gifted a run-out where Kemar Roach had to walk back to the pavilion which brought morale back in their side. Nathan Lyon took the last wicket as he tempted Kevin Sinclair to step out of his crease and Alex Carey behind the stumps took off the bails. It is now up to the batters to put up a strong innings and try to get a comfortable lead.

The top order of the Windies failed once again and they were reeling at 64/5. While Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Kirk Mckenzie got off to decent starts but couldn't make the most of it. It was then that magnificent 149-run partnership between Kevin Sinclair and Joshua Da Silva that took them out of that miserable situation. In the process, both of them registered their respective half-centuries as well, but both got dismissed in their 70s as well. After that, Alzarri Joseph played a counter-attacking knock of 32 runs off just 22 balls which included seven boundaries. He was well supported by debutant Kevin Sinclair who stayed out for a long time. He built another strong-looking partnership with Kemar Roach. Roach was dismissed due to miscommunication but Kevin Sinclair continued to bat long and tried to take the aggressive approach. He got to his half-century as well but was stumped soon after. 311 runs on the board for West Indies and it is the second-highest score by a visiting team in a Day/Night test match in Australia. It is now up to the bowlers to analyze the conditions well and try to get some quick wickets.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 108 overs : 311/10

K Sinclair50 (98)

S Joseph3 (9)

N Lyon28-3-81-2

107.6W

OUT! STUMPED! Fifty and out for Kevin Sinclair and that is it! Nathan Lyon tosses this one nicely, outside off, turns in a bit, Kevin Sinclair skips down the track to the leg side and tries to push it away, but loses his balance and misses it, Alex Carey behind the stumps fails to collect it on the first attempt, but has enough time to grab it on the second attempt and takes the bails off. West Indies have been bowled out for 311!

107.56

SIX! FIFTY FOR SINCLAIR! A maiden half-century on Test debut, not many do that and to do that against the Aussies in Australia says a lot about his potential. Nathan Lyon gives this one some air again, full on off, Kevin Sinclair clears his front leg away and launches it over the bowler's head for a biggie and gets to his fifty in style.

107.44

FOUR! Takes it on! This is flighted, full and around off, Kevin Sinclair extends his arms to reach for it and lofts it over mid off for a boundary. This is now the second-highest score by a visiting team in Day/Night Tests.

107.30

Tossed up, full and on off, Kevin Sinclair lunges and knocks to the left of the bowler.

107.20

Short again and outside off, Kevin Sinclair moves back and cuts it but straight to point.

107.11

Floated, short and on middle, Shamar Joseph stays back and clips it through square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 107 overs : 300/9

K Sinclair40 (93)

S Joseph2 (8)

P Cummins23-1-76-1

106.60

Swing and a miss! Pat Cummins goes short again and around leg, Kevin Sinclair back away and tries to pull it away but fails to connect.

106.51

Lucky! Pat Cummins comes around the wicket and bangs in short delivery, on off, angling in, Shamar Joseph tries to sway away but keeps his bat hanging out, the ball goes of the face of the bat through the vacant first slip region for a single. 300 up for West Indies!

106.41

On a length and on off, Kevin Sinclair stab it towards covers for a single.

106.30

Back of a length and into the body of the batter, Kevin Sinclair hops up and pats it down towards the bowler.

106.20

Touch fuller and around off, Kevin Sinclair blocks it out towards the vacant cover-point region but does not take the single.

106.10

A bouncer but down the leg side, Kevin Sinclair easily ducks under it.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 106 overs : 298/9

S Joseph1 (7)

K Sinclair39 (88)

N Lyon27-3-70-1

105.60

Looped up, full and on middle, Shamar Joseph is solid in his defence again.

105.50

Quicker, short and on off again, Shamar Joseph stays back to defend it this time.

105.40

Flatter, short and around off, Shamar Joseph stays back and dabs to point.

105.30

Flighted, full and on off, Shamar Joseph defends it on the front foot.

105.20

Floated, full and on middle, Shamar Joseph strides out and blocks it out.

105.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Shamar Joseph taps it to short covers.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 105 overs : 298/9

S Joseph1 (1)

K Sinclair39 (88)

P Cummins22-1-74-1

104.61

Fuller one and on middle, Shamar Joseph drives it down the ground for a single, there is some confusion again between the batters but no harm done this time.

Shamar Joseph walks out to bat next.

104.5W

OUT! RUN OUT! A huge mix-up in the middle and Australia gets a gift of a wicket here. Pat Cummins comes around the wicket and bowls this on a good length, on off, Kemar Roach pushes it with soft hands in front of covers and sets off for the run, Sinclair takes a few steps forward and then sends his partner back, Roach is already halfway down the pitch and slips and falls on the pitch while turning back, Marnus Labuschagne runs forward, picks up the ball and throws it to Travis Head who has run in from short leg. He collects the ball and takes off the bails.

104.40

Another bouncer at 137.9 clicks now, on middle and leg again, Kemar Roach ducks underneath it.

104.30

Pat Cummins lands this on a hard length and on off, nips away a bit, Kemar Roach steps across and keeps it out to the off side.

104.21

Back of a length and around off, Kevin Sinclair punches it through point for a single.

104.10

Pat Cummins bangs in a bouncer now, on middle and leg, Kevin Sinclair ducks under it.

Drinks! A very frustrating hour for the Aussies as they failed to pick up any wickets and Cameron Green also dropped a sitter. However, they have started to ask some questions in the last few overs and a breakthrough does not look that far away and maybe they needed this break to regroup. West Indies are going nicely with the debutant Kevin Sinclair looking solid and they will want to add as many as possible and tire the hosts even more. Mitchell Starc is up for a chat he says that the ball is holding up well but they aren't getting as much movement as yesterday.

Australia
West Indies
Australia
West Indies
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
S Smith

not out

91 146 9 1 62.32
U Khawaja

c Da Silva b A Joseph

10 17 1 0 58.82
M Labuschagne

c K Sinclair b J Greaves

5 12 0 0 41.66
C Green

b S Joseph

42 73 4 0 57.53
T Head

b S Joseph

0 1 0 0 0
M Marsh

c J Greaves b S Joseph

10 12 2 0 83.33
A Carey

b S Joseph

2 5 0 0 40
M Starc

c K Sinclair b S Joseph

21 14 4 0 150
P Cummins

c Da Silva b S Joseph

2 8 0 0 25
N Lyon

c Da Silva b A Joseph

9 20 1 0 45
J Hazlewood

b S Joseph

0 6 0 0 0
Extras

(b 0,lb 3,w 3,nb 9,Penalty 0)

15
Total 50.5 (RR: 4.07)
207/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(U Khawaja, 6 ov) (M Labuschagne, 10.2 ov) (C Green, 30.5 ov) (T Head, 31 ov) (M Marsh, 34.3 ov) (A Carey, 36.2 ov) (M Starc, 40.5 ov) (P Cummins, 42.3 ov) (N Lyon, 48 ov) (J Hazlewood, 50.5 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
K Roach
10 1 28 0 2.80
A Joseph
17 1 62 2 3.64
J Greaves
12 0 46 1 3.83
S Joseph
11.5 0 68 7 5.74
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
K Brathwaite

c M Labuschagne b C Green

16 54 2 0 29.62
T Chanderpaul

c A Carey b J Hazlewood

4 26 0 0 15.38
K Mckenzie

lbw b N Lyon

41 50 6 0 82
A Athanaze

c S Smith b N Lyon

35 72 3 0 48.61
K Hodge

run out (T Head)

29 74 4 0 39.18
J Greaves

c A Carey b J Hazlewood

33 60 4 0 55
Da Silva

c C Green b M Starc

7 8 1 0 87.50
K Sinclair

not out

14 59 3 0 23.72
A Joseph

c S Smith b J Hazlewood

0 4 0 0 0
K Roach

lbw b N Lyon

1 17 0 0 5.88
S Joseph

retired out

3 14 0 0 21.42
Extras

(b 4,lb 3,w 0,nb 3,Penalty 0)

10
Total 72.3 (RR: 2.66)
193/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(T Chanderpaul, 7.3 ov) (K Brathwaite, 19.4 ov) (K Mckenzie, 25.2 ov) (A Athanaze, 41.2 ov) (K Hodge, 50 ov) (Da Silva, 52.2 ov) (J Greaves, 62.4 ov) (A Joseph, 64.2 ov) (K Roach, 69.1 ov) (S Joseph, 72.3 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
M Starc
14.3 3 45 1 3.10
J Hazlewood
14 5 23 3 1.64
P Cummins
12 1 39 0 3.25
C Green
10 2 37 1 3.70
N Lyon
22 6 42 3 1.90
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
S Smith

lbw b K Roach

6 6 1 0 100
U Khawaja

c A Athanaze b K Sinclair

75 131 10 0 57.25
M Labuschagne

c K Sinclair b A Joseph

3 3 0 0 100
C Green

c K Brathwaite b K Roach

8 14 1 0 57.14
T Head

c Da Silva b K Roach

0 1 0 0 0
M Marsh

c K Roach b A Joseph

21 20 3 1 105
A Carey

c T Chanderpaul b S Joseph

65 49 9 1 132.65
M Starc

c Da Silva b A Joseph

2 8 0 0 25
P Cummins

not out

64 73 8 1 87.67
N Lyon

c Da Silva b A Joseph

19 19 1 0 100
Extras

(b 9,lb 9,w 2,nb 6,Penalty 0)

26
Total 53.0 (RR: 5.45)
289/9

Did not bat: J Hazlewood

Fall of wickets:

(S Smith, 1 ov) (M Labuschagne, 1.5 ov) (C Green, 4.5 ov) (T Head, 5 ov) (M Marsh, 11.2 ov) (A Carey, 27.3 ov) (M Starc, 30.1 ov) (U Khawaja, 47.4 ov) (N Lyon, 53 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
K Roach
11 0 47 3 4.27
A Joseph
14 0 84 4 6.00
S Joseph
11 1 56 1 5.09
J Greaves
9 3 31 0 3.44
K Sinclair
8 1 53 1 6.62
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
K Brathwaite

c A Carey b J Hazlewood

4 25 0 0 16
T Chanderpaul

c S Smith b M Starc

21 48 2 0 43.75
K Mckenzie

c U Khawaja b P Cummins

21 25 3 1 84
A Athanaze

c A Carey b M Starc

8 22 1 0 36.36
K Hodge

c S Smith b M Starc

71 194 8 1 36.59
J Greaves

c U Khawaja b M Starc

6 10 1 0 60
Da Silva

lbw b N Lyon

79 157 7 0 50.31
K Sinclair

st A Carey b N Lyon

50 98 5 1 51.02
A Joseph

c S Smith b J Hazlewood

32 22 7 0 145.45
K Roach

run out (M Labuschagne / T Head)

8 40 1 0 20
S Joseph

not out

3 9 0 0 33.33
Extras

(b 4,lb 0,w 2,nb 2,Penalty 0)

8
Total 108.0 (RR: 2.88)
311/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(K Brathwaite, 7.2 ov) (K Mckenzie, 14.5 ov) (T Chanderpaul, 19.2 ov) (A Athanaze, 21.4 ov) (J Greaves, 25.2 ov) (Da Silva, 77.1 ov) (K Hodge, 84.2 ov) (A Joseph, 89.4 ov) (K Roach, 104.5 ov) (K Sinclair, 108 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
M Starc
24 3 82 4 3.41
J Hazlewood
20 6 38 2 1.90
P Cummins
23 1 76 1 3.30
N Lyon
28 3 81 2 2.89
M Marsh
2 0 3 0 1.50
C Green
7 2 12 0 1.71
M Labuschagne
1 0 1 0 1.00
T Head
3 0 14 0 4.66
Australia
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Commentary

That is all! Pat Cummins and his teammates celebrate. The series ends all square and they retain the trophy. Wow, what a match! West Indies, with all the things happening with them, just needed this kind of match and a couple of motivated players to get them back on top. Still, a long way to go but a bright future ahead of them. Thanks for joining for the coverage. Hope you enjoyed it. Goodbye and cheers!

Pat Cummins says he is disappointed but it was a fantastic match and credit to Shamar Joseph for the way he bowled. Adds they were confident coming today, the score was achievable but in the end, the bridge was too far. Mentions it wasn't a surprise, Steven Smith has done for 15 years and he almost single-handedly took the team over the line. Tells the bowling group has done well for the past few months, they can hold their heads high. Shares this game humble's them quickly but sometimes the lessons are learned hard way. On West Indies, says they are always exciting to watch, exciting celebrations as well but overall a fantastic Test match to play. Ends by saying he is looking forward to the future.

Kraigg Brathwaite says they won a Test match in Australia and it is amazing. Adds his message to the players is, this is just the beginning and they need to continue. Shares they are extremely proud. They had two words that inspired in this Test match, Mr. Rodney Hogg said that they were pathetic and hopeless. That was the inspiration. Tells probably an hour before the play he got to know that Shamar Joseph is available. On Shamar Joseph, he is a superstar, he will do great things for the team and the others need to follow the same and fight for the team.  His belief is incredible, he told that he won’t stop bowling till they win it. Ends by saying he would love to play more Test cricket.

Shamar Joseph is the Player of the Match and the Player of the Series as well. He says his teammate encouraged him and gave a lot of support. Adds he wasn't sure if would play but credits the doctor. Tells the talk was just to take wickets after wickets and stick to the basics, stick to his length. Reckons it feels like they have won the series with the way they have played. Mentions tears are flowing but it is a big day, they want to celebrate and enjoy. Says he told the skipper he would bowl till the last wicket falls! Credits the teammates for helping him to get through the pain last night. Credits the doctor again, says he was in pain but the doctor pushed him to get on the bus and get to the ground. Reckons he made a lot of sacrifice but he just continues to work hard, learn from the senior players.

... Presentation....

Day 4, afternoon and here is the young man ready to charge up, 5 hours later he is carrying a medal around his neck. Steven Smith and Cameron Green watchfully played the opening hour but once Green fell, Shamar Joseph made sure the hosts do not recover again. He bowled from one side with a broken toe for the whole session and took 6 wickets. Came back for the second session and took the last wicket to get it done. A credit note for Steven Smith, he had pressure as an opener but stood like a wall. Played his shots when wickets were falling over and almost took his team over the line but didn't get the able support.

Australia lost Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne. However, it was the host's game to lose still. One moment we forget and the most important one which will make the headlines. Third innings, 72.4, Mitchell Starc to Shamar Joseph,  A yorker, right at the base of leg. Shamar Joseph gets his foot out to defend but misses and gets hit right on the toes. That looks really painful. Shamar Joseph is walking off and not sure if he will bowl again.

Australia, in reply were rattled 54/4 but Usman Khawaja and Alex Carey put them back on track and Cummins's fifty late in the innings helped them get close to the Windies score. Pat Cummins was still not out with Josh Hazlewood the last man available but the skipper decided to declare the innings and make the most of the last phase. They did get one wicket but West Indies recovered well as the middle order stepped again. Australia did bowled well though and a chase of around 215 runs was set.

Who said Test cricket has died? This kind of match separates this format from the other. There is so much to talk. The declaration in the first innings from Pat Cummins, did that backfired? Looks so! You compare both matches and the most important part was the way the Windies middle order batted this time. The partnership of Joshua Da Silva and Kavem Hodge when West Indies were 64/5. It did showed that we are up for a different West Indies side. Both added around 150 runs, and later Kevin Sinclair's fifty helped them score more than 300.

Just look at Shamar Joseph. He is running all over the Gabba! Shamar Joseph, you can have my toe if you want! One man army, playing his second match, toe gone, not sure if he will bowl or not and here he is with 7 wickets. Build this man a statue already!

50.5W

OUT! BOWLED! UNBELIEVABLE! MADNESS! JOSEPH HAS DONE IT! On a length and around off from around the wicket. Josh Hazlewood gets on the front foot to defend but misses and it goes past his edge and hits the stumps. OFF POLE IS GONE. WINDIES WIN BY 8 RUNS.

50.41

ONE! Length ball, outside off. Smith punches it to deep point for a single. Time for Josh Hazlewood.

50.30

This is full and around off, Smith blocks it out.

50.22

TWO RUNS! On a length and outside off. Smith dabs it to the right of third man and calls for two. Makes it easily.

50.10

Bangs it short and on middle, Smith lets it go over his head.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 50 overs : 204/9

J Hazlewood0 (5)

S Smith88 (142)

A Joseph17-1-62-2

49.60

A bumper on leg and Josh Hazlewood has nothing to do with it.

49.50

A yorker, just outside off. Josh Hazlewood looks to dig it out but misses. One more ball to survive...

49.51nb

On a length and on middle and leg. Josh Hazlewood tucks it to square leg. Alzarri Joseph has overstepped.

49.41

A yorker, tailing on off. Smith nudges it to square leg for a single. Josh Hazlewood has two balls to play.

49.30

SWING AND A MISS! Shorter and outside off, Smith slashes and misses. Hi is livid at himself. Third man was empty.

49.20

Fuller and outside off, Smith drives it to deep cover. No run taken.

49.16

SIX! ALL THE WAY! This is not the Smith we see most often! Very rare! On a length and around off. Smith shuffles across and scoops it over fine leg for a biggie. Australia need 14 runs to win. Steven Smith is on 87.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 49 overs : 196/9

J Hazlewood0 (2)

S Smith81 (138)

S Joseph11-0-65-6

48.60

Josh Hazlewood survives! Fuller and well outside off. Josh Hazlewood leaves it alone.

48.50

This is full and around off. Josh Hazlewood pushes it to cover.

48.41

THAT ONE SHOOTS! Short and outside off, Smith has a poke at it but goes off the gloves and lobs to the right of widish first slip who dives but the ball was just wide of him.

48.30

Length and on middle, Smith turns it to deep square leg but does not take a single.

48.20

On a length and around off, Smith steps across and blocks it out.

48.14

FOUR! SHOT! Short of a length and on off. Smith pulls it through mid-wicket and it races to the fence. Steven Smith has to keep the strike now.

Change. Shamar Joseph to bowl now. Josh Hazlewood is the last man in.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 48 overs : 191/9

N Lyon9 (20)

S Smith76 (134)

A Joseph16-1-54-2

47.6W

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Lyon goes. West Indies one wicket away now. WOW! Scenes at the Gabba! On a length and outside off, steep bounce on this one. Lyon looks to pull but bottom edges it to the keeper who makes no mistake. West Indies appeal but Lyon was already walking back.

47.50

Did it carry? On a length and around off. Lyon punches it back to Alzarri Joseph who gets low but fails to hold on. Was knee height and should have been taken.

47.40

On a length and around off, Lyon blocks it out.

47.34

FOUR! Crucial runs. A full toss, angling on middle, Lyon just helps it on its way to fine leg for a boundary.

47.20

On a length and outside off, angles in. Lyon slashes and misses.

47.10

Short of a length and on off, Lyon tucks it to mid-wicket.

We are back. This game could get end in two balls or could go for a session but entertainment is guaranteed. Alzarri Joseph to bowl now.

...DAY 4, SESSION 2...

WOW! Australia need 29 more runs to win. West Indies need 2 wickets to win. Who saw this coming at the start today? Just amazing! This man, Shamar Joseph had a broken toe yesterday night (a toe-crushing yorker from Mitchell Starc) he wasn't even sure if he will play and here he is, playing his debut series and single-handedly on course to take his team home. Two balls is what West Indies needed but they still have to bowl well. Steven Smith is standing like a wall from one side. He won't let this match go away. An enthralling second session coming up. Grab your popcorn..

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 47 overs : 187/8

S Smith76 (134)

N Lyon5 (14)

S Joseph10-0-60-6

46.60

Shorter and angling down leg. Smith shoulders arms to it. That will be TEA!

46.50

A length ball, around off. Smith steps across and blocks out.

46.40

A length ball, outside off, Steven Smith punches it to cover.

46.31

Short stuff onto the body, Lyon pulls it to fine leg for a single.

46.20

Too full and around off, Lyon pushes it nicely but to cover.

46.11

On a length and on off, Smith steps across and nudges it to mid on for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 46 overs : 185/8

N Lyon4 (12)

S Smith75 (130)

A Joseph15-1-50-1

45.60

Another solid over from the Windies. On a length and on middle. Lyon blocks.

45.50

This is full and outside off. Lyon square drives it to the left of backward point where the fielder dives and makes a solid stop.

45.41

Goes full and around off, Smith looks to defend but splices it to third man for a single.

45.30

Wide outside off again, Smith covers his stumps and lets it go.

45.20

Short in length and outside off, Smith shoulders arms to it.

45.21wd

Wide! Too short and too wide. Smith offers no shot. Wided.

45.10

A length ball, around off. Smith gets inside the line and blocks it out.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 45 overs : 183/8

N Lyon4 (10)

S Smith74 (126)

S Joseph9-0-58-6

44.60

Very full and down leg, Lyon looks to flick but misses.

44.51

Outside off, Smith plays it to third man for a single.

44.41

Almost got him. Shorter and on middle and leg. Lyon looks to pull but gets a top edge, high up and to fine leg. Kevin Sinclair runs in but collects on a bounce. Had to go full-blooded to catch that.

Shamar Joseph comes around the wicket...

44.31

Short and on off, Smith pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

44.21

On a length and on middle, Lyon punches it down past mid on but settles with just one.

44.10

Short stuff but slanting on leg, Lyon misses his clip.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 44 overs : 179/8

S Smith72 (124)

N Lyon2 (6)

A Joseph14-1-48-1

43.60

Short in length and outside off. Smith lets it roll away.

43.51

On a length and outside off. Lyon punches it to third man for a single.

43.42lb

TWO LEG BYES! Spills it full and on the pads. Lyon misses his clip and it rolls to fine leg for a couple.

43.30

Short of a length and around off.  Lyon hops and blocks it out.

43.20

A bumper, around off. Lyon sits under it.

43.10

NEARLY! On a length and around off. Lyon looks to defend but bottom edges it past the stumps.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 43 overs : 176/8

S Smith72 (123)

N Lyon1 (1)

S Joseph8-0-54-6

42.60

This is short and down leg, Smith lets it go.

42.50

SWING AND A MISS! Shorter and outside off. Smith slashes his blade and misses.

42.41

On a length and outside off. Lyon taps it to point for a single.

Nathan Lyon comes in.

42.3W

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Australia 8 down and Windies surely favourites now. The hosts need over 40. Shamar Joseph has 6. What a spell. Magical. This catch too is excellent. On a good length and around off, it lands and moves away. Cummins looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge and the keeper dives to his right and takes it.

42.21

Outside off, this is guided past point for one.

42.11

Back of a length and on off, kept out.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 42 overs : 173/7

P Cummins1 (6)

S Smith71 (120)

A Joseph13-1-47-1

41.61

Another single! On off, this is guided towards point for one.

41.50

Goes wide of the crease and angles it on middle, kept out.

41.40

Around off, this is driven but to point.

41.30

Brute! Good length and on middle, extra bounce. Cummins does well as he lowers his hands and lets it go.

41.20

BEAUTY! Good length and around off, this lands and moves away. Cummins is beaten as he looks to defend. Bowling with fire here are the Windies.

41.11

Around off, this is pushed towards cover for one.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 41 overs : 171/7

P Cummins0 (1)

S Smith70 (119)

S Joseph7-0-51-5

40.60

Outside off, left alone.

40.5W

OUT! TAKEN! Starc goes. Shamar Joseph with a fifer. What a champion. A fractured toe, it was doubtful whether he would bowl or no but here he is, fighting a lone battle for his side. 5 of the 7 wickets have fallen to him and he is the lone reason his side have a chance here. This is short and on middle, Starc looks to pull, it goes off the splice towards mid off. The fielder runs back and takes it.

40.41

On off, this is pushed towards cover for another run.

40.31

Around off, this is pushed towards cover for one.

40.24

FOUR! Stand and deliver. Starc is not holding back. On middle, he slams it past mid on and this one races away.

40.10

Around off, this is pushed to cover.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 40 overs : 165/6

S Smith69 (118)

M Starc16 (10)

A Joseph12-1-45-1

39.60

Outside off, left alone.

39.54

FOUR! Pulled away. Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket. This races away.

39.40

Around off, kept out.

39.30

On middle, this is nudged to mid-wicket.

39.20

Outside off, this is guided to point.

39.10

Around off,  kept out.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 39 overs : 161/6

S Smith65 (112)

M Starc16 (10)

S Joseph6-0-45-4

38.61

Around off, this is pushed towards cover for one.

38.50

Around off, kept out.

38.44

FOUR! Driven! Fuller and on off, this is driven down to the long off fence.

38.30

Around off, this is pushed to cover.

38.21

Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one.

38.10

Outsidr off, not played at.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 38 overs : 155/6

S Smith60 (108)

M Starc15 (8)

A Joseph11-1-41-1

37.60

Around off, kept out.

37.62nb

Another no ball! On off, this is pushed to cover.

37.65nb

FOUR! Drilled down the ground. Fuller and on middle, this is drilled down the ground and to the long on fence. Starc fighting fire with fire here. it is also a NO BALL!

37.51

Angled into the pads, this is nudged on the leg side for one.

37.40

Outside off, left alone again.

37.30

Around off, defended.

37.20

Fuller and on off, this is pushed to mid off.

37.11

Shorter and on middle, Starc looks to pull, it goes off the top edge towards mid on for one.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 37 overs : 146/6

M Starc9 (5)

S Smith59 (103)

S Joseph5-0-39-4

36.61

Starc keeps strike! On the pads, this is nudged down towards fine leg for one.

36.50

This is banged in short and on middle. Starc looks to pull but misses. This is going to be entertaining.

36.44

FOUR! Starc's intent is clear. He is probably looking for some quick runs. On off, length, it is hit past mid off for a boundary.

36.41nb

NO BALL! Trying too hard. Oversteps in the process. On off, this is defended.

36.34

Four! Nicely played. Fuller and on middle, Starc strokes it down the ground and this one races away to the fence. Nice shot.

36.2W

OUT! Timber! Joseph is all over Australia here. He has another one. Number 4 for him. Goes full and on middle, nice and quick, Carey is rooted to his crease, he is late in getting his bat down. The ball sneaks through and it hits the stumps. Windies 4 wickets away now. What an effort from this young lad.

36.12

Around off, this is guided through point for two.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 36 overs : 134/5

S Smith59 (103)

A Carey0 (3)

J Greaves12-0-46-1

35.62

Good shot. Fuller and on off, Smith strokes it down towards mid off for two.

35.50

Another one outside off. Not played at.

35.40

Fuller and outside off. Left alone.

35.30

Good length, this is pushed to cover.

35.20

On off, kept out again.

35.10

Around off, defended.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 35 overs : 132/5

A Carey0 (3)

S Smith57 (97)

S Joseph4-0-27-3

34.60

Angled into the pads again. Carey looks to flick again but misses to get hit on the pads.

34.50

Around off,  blocked.

34.40

Bowling with fire. Angled into the pads. Carey looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

34.3W

OUT! Edged and taken! Joseph at it again. Marsh falls. Australia five down now. This is a beauty. Good length and around off, this lands and moves away. Marsh looks to defend but this goes off the outside edge. The fielder at second slip looks to take it but it pops out. It lobs kindly to the third slip fielder. Justin Greaves makes no mistake. Game on!

34.24

FOUR! Cut away. An hour of Marsh and this game will end quickly. Shorter and outside off, this is flayed past point and this one races away to the fence.

34.11

On middle, this is nudged around the corner for one.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 34 overs : 127/4

S Smith56 (96)

M Marsh6 (10)

J Greaves11-0-44-1

33.61

On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

33.61wd

This is way too short. Wided.

33.51

Outside off, Marsh guided it past point for one.

33.40

Shorter and on the body. Marsh looks to pull but misses to get hit on the pads.

33.30

Fuller and on off, this is driven but to mid off.

33.20

Outside off, left alone.

33.11

Around off, this is pushed past cover for one.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 33 overs : 123/4

M Marsh5 (6)

S Smith54 (94)

S Joseph3-0-22-2

32.60

Outsidr off, left alone.

32.50

A short one. Marsh ducks under it.

32.40

Fuller and on middle, this is pushed to mid on.

32.31

Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.

32.21

Back of a length and on off, defended.

32.11

No hat trick. Targets the pads, goes full and on leg. Smith works it down to fine leg and takes one. The idea was right but this was a little too straight.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 32 overs : 120/4

M Marsh4 (2)

S Smith52 (92)

J Greaves10-0-40-1

31.60

Fuller and on off, this is driven back to the bowler.

31.54

FOUR! Pulled away! Not the length you want to bowl to Marsh and he is off the mark in style. Shorter and on middle, this is pulled past square leg and it races away.

31.43

Lovely shot! Fuller and on off, Smith leans into it and strokes it through covers for three. Fifty up for Smith. He probably holds the key for his side.

31.30

Back of a length and on off, this is pushed to cover.

31.20

This is short and down the leg side. Smith looks to pull but misses.

31.10

Fuller and on off, this is pushed to mid off.

DRINKS! Windies needed some spark and it is Shamar Joseph who has provided it. He has got two in two and got his side back in with a chance. Australia began well but those two wickets has pushed them back a little. They though will hope they can get another good stand and they'll be back on top. An interesting passage awaits.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 31 overs : 113/4

T Head0 (1)

S Smith49 (88)

S Joseph2-0-19-2

30.6W

OUT! TIMBER! Two in two for Joseph and Windies back into this one. This is a corker of a yorker. Joseph goes full and on off, Head looks to jam it out but misses and it hits the off pole. Too good for any batter that delivery, especially on the very first ball he faces.

30.5W

OUT! TIMBER! Joseph strikes. He gets rid of Green. The wicket has come probably later the Windies would have wanted this morning but it has. They'll hope this opens the floodgates now. 103 more needed. This is a brute of a delivery. Good length and around off, it jags back in and there is also some extra bounce. Green looks to defend. It hits the elbow and then onto the stumps.

30.44

FOUR! Green into the 40s. Outside off, this is punched past cover and this one races away.

30.32

Two. Outside off, this is stroked through covers for two.

30.31nb

Another no ball. Green punches this shortish ball on off to cover.

30.22

More runs. On off, this is pushed through covers for two.

30.10

Around off, blocked.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 30 overs : 104/2

S Smith49 (88)

C Green34 (67)

A Joseph10-1-32-1

29.60

Fuller and on off, this is pushed to mid off.

29.50

Around off,  blocked.

29.40

A good short one, evaded.

29.30

Around off, this is pushed to mid off.

29.20

Outside off, left alone.

29.11

Fuller and on off, this is pushed towards mid off for one.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 29 overs : 103/2

C Green33 (66)

S Smith49 (83)

S Joseph1-0-10-0

28.61

Follows the boundary with a single now as this is worked on the leg side.

28.54

FOUR MORE! Runs flowing now. Fuller and on off, Green leans into it and strokes it down to the long off fence. Boundary.

28.51nb

NO BALL! Fuller and on off, this is pushed to cover.

28.44

FOUR! Off the outside edge but safe. Shorter and outside off. Green slashes but this flies off the outside edge. Over everyone and down to the third man fence.

28.30

Fuller and on off, this is driven to cover.

28.20

Bangs it shorter and around off, this is pushed to cover.

28.10

Around off, kept out.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 28 overs : 93/2

S Smith49 (83)

C Green24 (59)

A Joseph9-1-31-1

27.60

Shortish and on off, this is pushed to cover.

27.50

Outside off, left alone.

27.44

FOUR! Edged but finds the gap. Good length and around off. Smith looks to defend, this goes off the outside edge between gully and first slip and to the third man fence.

27.30

On the stumps, blocked.

27.20

Around off, kept out.

27.13

Three. Fuller and on off, this is driven past cover. Three taken.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 86/2

S Smith45 (78)

C Green21 (58)

J Greaves9-0-33-1

26.60

A bumper. Smith has enough time to let it go over him.

26.53

Three taken! Fuller and on off, Green just puts bat on ball and strokes it past mid off. Three taken.

26.40

Around off, Green pushes it to mid off.

26.31

Bangs it in short and on middle, Smith pulls it through square leg and takes one.

26.21

On middle, this is nudged on the leg side for one.

26.11

Around off, this is punched towards cover for one.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 80/2

C Green17 (55)

S Smith43 (75)

K Roach10-1-28-0

25.64

FOUR! Clipped away. That will give Green some confidence. On the pads, he clips it past square leg. This races away.

25.50

Outside off, left alone.

25.40

Around off, blocked.

25.31

This time he plays it a little wide of mid on and gets to the other end.

25.20

Another one which comes back in. Smith pushed it to mid on.

25.10

Around off, this one comes back in. Defended.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 75/2

S Smith42 (72)

C Green13 (52)

J Greaves8-0-27-1

24.61

Back of a length, this time Smith goes after this one outside off and plays it through covers for one.

24.50

Another one outside off. Not played at.

24.40

Outside off, left alone.

24.32

Two. Shorter and around off, this is pushed past cover for two.

24.21

Green gets off strike as he pushes this towards cover.

24.10

On off, blocked.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 71/2

S Smith39 (68)

C Green12 (50)

K Roach9-1-23-0

23.60

Around off, defended.

23.50

A loud shout but not given. Going down leg we feel. This is on the pads. Smith looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

23.40

Around off, kept out.

23.30

Fuller and on off, this is driven but to mid off.

23.22

Two. Short and it sits up to be hit. This is pulled through square leg. Two taken.

23.11

Around off, this is pushed to cover.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 68/2

C Green11 (49)

S Smith37 (63)

A Joseph8-1-24-1

22.61

On middle; this is worked around the corner for one.

22.50

Angled into the pads, Green looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pads. Half an appeal but turned down.

22.40

That is a beauty! First ball to do a bit this morning. Good length and around off, it lands and moves away. Green is beaten as he looks to defend.

22.30

Around off, this is driven but to mid off.

22.20

Goes short. Evaded.

22.11

Around off, Smith nudges it around the leg side for one more.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 66/2

C Green10 (44)

S Smith36 (62)

K Roach8-1-20-0

21.60

Dot to end! Outside off, left alone.

21.50

Fuller and on middle, this is pushed to mid on.

21.40

On middle, this is pushed to mid on.

21.30

On off, this is pushed to cover.

21.20

Outside off, left alone.

21.10

Around off, this is pushed to cover.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 66/2

S Smith36 (62)

C Green10 (38)

A Joseph7-1-22-1

20.60

A pacey short one on middle, Smith ducks under it.

20.50

Around off, kept out.

20.51nb

Back of a length and around off, defended. No ball signaled.

20.41

Gets off strike now as he works it towards mid-wicket. The ball not doing a lot as of now. The conditions are quite cloudy but seem fine for batting.

20.30

Loose. That is way too wide outside off, Green goes after it away from the body but is beaten.

20.20

Shortish and outside off, left alone.

20.11

Fuller and around off, Smith pushes it to mid off for one.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 63/2

S Smith35 (58)

C Green9 (35)

K Roach7-0-20-0

19.61

Three from the first over then. On middle, this is worked through square leg for one.

19.51lb

Shortish and on middle, Green looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.

19.40

Around off, this is pushed to cover.

19.30

On off, good length, defended.

19.20

Goes short but down the leg side. Green looks to flick but misses.

19.11

First run off the day! Smith walks right across, this is on off, he works it towards mid-wicket for one.

All set for play to begin. The Windies players make their way out to the middle and so do Green and Smith to resume their innings. Kemar Roach to begin.

The game is nicely poised, the Aussies need just over 150 whereas, Windies need 8 wickets. Have to say for now the Aussies are slightly ahead in the game but a wicket or two quickly and they could be under some serious pressure. Saying that, the hosts would know, one good stand and that should do. The first session could well indicate which way this game is going. Stay tuned.

... DAY 4, SESSION 1 ...

However, the hosts came in with a twist as they cut the tail adding around just 10 runs. Shamar Joseph got retired out as Mitchell Starc came in with a scorching yorker right on his toes. His availability is a big concern for West Indies as they are to defend the total. In the chase, Usman Khawaja tickled down one to the keeper and Marnus Labuschagne edged one as well. Cameron Green survived while Steven Smith looked in good shape throughout. He has to play a big part in the chase. Day 4 might be the result day in this game. Join us at 9.30 am IST (4 am GMT) and earlier for the build up. Cheers!

A really good day for the hosts and they are in the driving seat at the moment. West Indies dominated the start of the day, the first one and a half sessions were excellent for them as the middle order showed great character to score runs regularly. All of them got to a start but failed to make the most of it. Kavem Hodge was batting brilliantly and had the game in control but a lapse of concentration saw him getting run out by Travis Head. Justin Greaves and Kevin Sinclair then got things back on the track. West Indies were leading by 200 runs when they went into the last session.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 60/2

C Green9 (31)

S Smith33 (56)

J Greaves7-0-23-1

18.60

This is full and on middle, Cameron Green drives it to mid on. That will be STUMPS.

18.51

Angling on off, Smith nudges it behind square leg for a single.

18.41

Short in length and outside off. A back foot punch from Cameron Green through covers for a single.

18.30

Length ball, outside off, Cameron Green shoulders arms to it.

18.20

Well outside off, Cameron Green leaves it alone.

18.10

Short in length and on middle, this is nudged to square leg.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 58/2

S Smith32 (55)

C Green8 (26)

K Roach6-0-18-0

17.60

Around off, Smith steps across and drills it to mid on.

17.51

Fuller and outside off, this is driven to covers for a single.

17.40

Too full and on off, Cameron Green drives it to mid off.

17.30

AGAIN! Roach suggests that is going down. Cameron Green feeling comfortable in the middle. Fuller and nipping on middle and leg. Cameron Green looks to flick but misses.

17.20

Shorter and outside off. Cameron Green shoulders arms to it.

17.10

Fuller and on middle, Cameron Green pushes it to mid on. Good shout from Cameron Green to send his partner back.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 57/2

C Green7 (21)

S Smith32 (54)

J Greaves6-0-21-1

16.61

WELL SHORT! What an over from Greaves. Fuller and outside off. Cameron Green tries to defend with soft hands but outside edges it to the left of second slip who dives but it almost rolled towards him. One.

16.50

A huge appeal for LBW but the finger stays down. West Indies look confident and take it upstairs. Snicko shows no bat involved. Ball Tracking shows the ball goes over the leg pole. NOT OUT! On a length and angling on middle, Cameron Green defends on the front foot but misses and gets hit on the pads.

16.40

AGAIN! On a length and outside off, angles in and shapes away late. Cameron Green tries to defend again but misses.

16.30

BEATEN! On a length and outside off, rare movement seen. Cameron Green gets forward to defend but misses.

16.20

Pushes it full and outside off. Cameron Green leaves.

16.11

Outside off, this is guided to point for a single.

16.11nb

Length and on middle, Smith turns it to mid on. Justin Greaves has overstepped.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 54/2

C Green6 (16)

S Smith31 (52)

K Roach5-0-17-0

15.60

Outside off, Cameron Green lets it go.

15.50

Goes full and outside off, Cameron Green with soft hands pushes it to point.

15.40

This one seams back in from outside off, fuller and Cameron Green lets it go.

15.31

Shorter and on middle, this is pulled to square leg for a single.

15.20

Length and outside off, angles in. Smith steps across to leave and gets hit on the pads. Impact was outside!

15.11

Fuller and around off, Cameron Green strokes it to covers for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 52/2

S Smith30 (50)

C Green5 (12)

J Greaves5-0-18-1

14.60

This is close to off. Smith blocks it on the deck.

14.50

Shorter and outside off. Smith leaves it alone this time.

14.40

A bumper on middle, Smith has nothing to do with it.

14.30

On off, kept out.

14.22

This is full and outside off, Smith punches it through covers, longer side of the ground and it has been chased down.

14.10

Fuller and outside off, Smith drives it to cover.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 50/2

C Green5 (12)

S Smith28 (44)

K Roach4-0-15-0

13.60

Fuller and around off. Cameron Green defends on the front foot.

13.51

Angling on the pads, Smith turns it down to fine leg for a single.

13.40

OUtside off, left alone.

13.30

Steven Smith steps across and lets this length ball go past him.

13.21

Short in length and on off, Cameron Green knocks it to cover for a quick single.

13.10

Fuller and on middle, this is driven to mid on.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 48/2

S Smith27 (41)

C Green4 (9)

J Greaves4-0-16-1

12.60

Shorter and on leg, Smith half-heartedly pulls at it and lets it go in the end.

12.50

A length ball, around off. Smith steps across and blocks.

12.40

Keeps bowling short on middle, Smith sits under it.

12.30

Short again, Smith leaves.

12.31wd

Wide! Too short on this occasion on middle, Smith ducks under it.

12.21

Full and on middle, Cameron Green punches it down to mid on for a single.

12.10

Full and on middle, Cameron Green nudges it to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 46/2

S Smith27 (37)

C Green3 (7)

A Joseph6-1-19-1

11.60

Fuller and on off, Smith drives it nicely but Alzarri Joseph makes a solid stop bending to his left.

11.50

Drops it short on off, Smith sits under it.

11.41

A length ball, outside off. Cameron Green with a tame push and inside edges it to mid-wicket for a single.

11.30

Short  in length and on off. Cameron Green looks to turn in on the leg side but gets a soft leading edge back on the deck.

11.20

Short of a length and around off. Cameron Green shoulders arms to it.

11.11

Fuller and on middle, Smith turns it to square leg and rotates the strike.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 44/2

C Green2 (4)

S Smith26 (34)

J Greaves3-0-14-1

10.60

Outside off on a length. Green keeps it out.

10.50

Length and on off, Green pushes it to cover.

10.42

On a length and on middle, Green flicks it trough mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

10.30

A bumper on middle, ducked under.

Cameron Green walks in next.

10.2W

OUT! GONE! Labuschagne goes. West Indies hanging in there. Short of a length and angling on off. Labuschagne had to play at it, tries to defend but outside edges it to the right of third slip. Kevin Sinclair dives and makes no mistake.

10.12

These two enjoy batting together. Shorter and on middle. Labuschagne tucks it to square leg and takes a couple of runs.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 40/1

S Smith26 (34)

M Labuschagne3 (10)

A Joseph5-1-17-1

9.60

Keeps it short and wide of off. Smith sways away from it and lets it go.

9.50

Length and on middle, Smith blocks it out.

9.53nb

No ball! Short again on off, Smith goes for the pull and hits it to the left fo fine leg for a couple.

9.43

THREE RUNS! Labuschagne is off the mark. Shorter and on middle, Labuschagne works it through mid-wicket. The fielder manages to grab the ball back near the ropes.

9.30

This is full and on off, Labuschagne pushes it to cover.

9.20

Length and on off, Labuschagne defended.

9.10

On the middle, blocked out.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 34/1

S Smith24 (31)

M Labuschagne0 (6)

J Greaves2-0-10-0

8.60

On a length and around off. Smith knocks it to point.

8.50

Short in length and down leg. Smith steps across and shoulders arms.

8.40

Wide outside off again, it won't hurt these too much as Smith again makes a leave.

8.30

Outside off, left alone.

8.24

FOUR! Smith is making sure to hit some regular boundaries. Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket and into the fence.

8.10

Fuller and outside off, Smith keeps it out.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 30/1

M Labuschagne0 (6)

S Smith20 (25)

A Joseph4-1-11-1

7.60

Alzarri Joseph bowls outside off again. Labuschagne lets it go.

7.50

Outside off and this one shapes away. Labuschagne leaves it alone.

7.40

BRAVE LEAVE! On a length and angling around off. Labuschagne shoulders arms. The ball rolls over the off pole. Very close.

7.30

Outside off again. Labuschagne offers no stroke.

7.20

On a length and outside off. Labuschagne shoulders arms.

7.10

On a length and on middle at 136 clicks. Labuschagne is beaten as he is late to get his bat down.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 30/1

S Smith20 (25)

M Labuschagne0 (0)

J Greaves1-0-6-0

6.60

Outside off, Smith lets it go.

6.50

Well outside off, this is left alone.

6.40

This is full and around off. Smith gets inside the line and blocks.

6.32

Length and outside off, Smith punches it through covers and scampers back for the second.

6.24

FOUR! Good shot! Short of a length and outside off. Smith quickly moves across and pulls it through square leg for four.

6.10

This is full and outside off, swings away. Smith offers no shot.

Marnus Labuschagne is the new man in. Also, Justin Greaves to bowl.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 24/1

U Khawaja10 (17)

S Smith14 (19)

A Joseph3-0-11-1

5.6W

OUT! GONE! Khawaja goes. A nothing delivery literally. This is on a length and down the leg side. Khawaja looks to flick but edges it to the keeper who makes no mistake. Khawaja will be very disappointed with how he has got out.

5.50

Angles it across but this is way outside off. Khawaja leaves.

5.40

This is full and on the pads. Khawaja fails to flick it away and gets hit on the pads.

5.30

On a length and on middle, Khawaja blocks on the deck.

5.21

Around off, this is pushed through point for a single.

5.10

On the middle, this is tucked to square leg.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 23/0

U Khawaja10 (13)

S Smith13 (17)

K Roach3-0-13-0

4.62

Slants it on the pads, Khawaja works it through square leg for two.

4.50

A length ball, outside off. Khawaja lets it go.

4.40

On off, this is blocked out.

4.34

FOUR! Pulled away! Khawaja hits one now. Shorter and on middle, this is pulled to deep square leg for a boundary.

4.20

Tight leave! Length ball, outside off, comes with the angle. Khawaja shoulders arms to it.

4.10

Length and on off, Khawaja drops it to cover.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 17/0

S Smith13 (17)

U Khawaja4 (7)

A Joseph2-0-10-0

3.60

Well outside off. Smith offers no shot.

3.54

FOUR! Clever shot! Smith looking in good touch. On a length and outside off. Smith steps across and slaps it through point for a boundary.

3.40

Fuller and outside off, this is driven to covers.

3.30

On middle, this is blocked out.

3.21

Shorter and on the hips. Khawaja pulls it to fine leg and rotates the strike for one.

3.10

Short in length and outside off, Khawaja leaves.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 12/0

S Smith9 (13)

U Khawaja3 (5)

K Roach2-0-7-0

2.60

Fuller delivery, outside off, Smith knocks it to mid off.

2.51

Outside off, this is guided to point for a single.

2.41

This is on middle, Smith flicks it to deep square leg for a single.

2.30

Length ball, around off. Smith shuffles across and blocks it out.

2.21

Outside off, this is knocked to point for a single.

2.10

So good from Roach! This is full and around off from around the wicket. Khawaja looks to defend but it nips away late.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 9/0

S Smith8 (10)

U Khawaja1 (2)

A Joseph1-0-5-0

1.60

BEATEN! Lovely bowling. Short of a length outside off from wide of the crease. Smith  tries to defend close to his body but misses.

1.50

Outside off again on the shorter side. Smith leaves it alone.

1.44

FOUR! Short of a length and shapes away outside off. Smith slaps it through point, right off the middle and it goes past point for a boundary.

1.30

On a length and wide of off. Smith leaves it alone to the keeper.

1.21

Short and on the hips. Khawaja glances it away on the leg side and rotates the strike.

1.10

A length ball, outside off, angled across. Khawaja shoulders arms to it.

Alzarri Joseph to bowl from the other end.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 4/0

S Smith4 (6)

U Khawaja0 (0)

K Roach1-0-4-0

0.64

FOUR! Wonderful shot! Length ball, outside off, swinging in sharply. Smith gets into a good position to drive it through mid off. Kraigg Brathwaite gives a chase but to no avail.

0.50

This is full and swinging in well from outside off. Smith mistimes his drive back to Roach.

0.40

Short of a length and around off. Smith defends it on the deck.

0.30

A length ball on middle, Smith defends it out.

0.20

Smith shuffles again and fails to flick this length ball which comes a long way after landing outside off. Just like he got out previously but it is a bit high.

0.10

On a length and outside off, shapes in late. Smith covers his stumps and shoulders arms to it.

Commentary

Back for the chase. Time for Steven Smith at the top along with Usman Khawaja. Can Australia see off this period without any hurdles? Here is Kemar Roach with the pink-cherry!

...THE CHASE....

West Indies still had Justin Greaves and Kevin Sinclair out in the middle when the last session started but added just a few runs and ran out of tail. Australia are in the driving seat at the moment. They need 216 runs to win. The hosts are the favourites but the ball is doing enough for West Indies to inspire and end the day on a high. Can they scalp some wickets in this small phase? Let's find out.

The pain is too much for Shamar Joseph to bear and that will be the end of the Windies innings. A horrible hour with the bat for West Indies and on top of that Shamar Joseph is injured now. They were at one stage cruising through and in full control of this match but Australia turned the tables. West Indies lost half of their side inside 50 runs.The momentum changing period was when Kavem Hodge got out and all thanks to Travis Head at short leg for his quick reflexes.

Ouch! Shamar Joseph is looking in some discomfort and is unable to continue. A blow to the batting team as Shamar Joseph is retired hurt.

72.41nb

No ball! A huge appeal for LBW and up goes the finger. Shamar Joseph reviews it but hang on it is deemed as a no ball. A yorker, right at the base of leg. Shamar Joseph gets his foot out to defend but misses and gets hit right on the toes. That looks really painful.

Shamar Joseph gets hit right on the toes and is feeling the pain. The physio is out and is giving some treatment. Worrying signs for West Indies as Shamar Joseph has a big job to do with the ball.

72.30

This is full and outside off, Shamar Joseph looks to drive but misses.

72.22

A length ball, outside off. Shamar Joseph punches well in the gap through covers for a couple of runs.

72.10

Fuller and well wide of off. Shamar Joseph slashes his blade and misses.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 72 overs : 190/9

K Sinclair14 (59)

S Joseph1 (10)

N Lyon22-6-42-3

71.60

Shorter and well wide of off. Sinclair toe ends his cut shot to point.

71.51

SINGLE! Too full and angling on leg. Shamar Joseph sweeps in the air but on a bounce to deep square leg.

71.40

This one comes with the arm, around off. Shamar Joseph chops it to point.

71.30

Too full and around off, Shamar Joseph blocks.

71.20

Fuller and on off, defended out.

71.10

Tossed up on off. Shamar Joseph prods and blocks it out.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 71 overs : 189/9

K Sinclair14 (58)

S Joseph0 (5)

M Starc14-3-42-1

70.60

Too full and around off. Sinclair pushes it to short cover.

70.50

On a length and on off, Sinclair taps it to point.

70.40

A length ball on middle and leg. Sinclair defends it out.

70.30

On a length and on middle, Sinclair blocks.

A short third man in place behind the slip cordon.

70.20

Length ball, outside off, this is knocked to cover.

70.14

FOUR! FLIES OVER! This is full and outside off, angled across. Sinclair goes for a big heave but top edges and it goes over the leaping Steven Smith at first slip for a boundary. Crucial runs.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 70 overs : 185/9

S Joseph0 (5)

K Sinclair10 (52)

N Lyon21-6-41-3

69.60

Wicket-maiden for Lyon! Fuller and around off. Shamar Joseph taps it down to point.

69.50

A bit short and outside off, spins away. Shamar Joseph looks to cut but misses.

69.40

Too full and around off, Joseph pushes it to silly point.

69.30

Tossed up on middle, this is defended out.

69.20

Too full and on off, Joseph blocks it out.

Shamar Joseph is the last man in.

69.1W

OUT! LBW! Kemar Roach is given LBW but he reviews it. Well past bat so directly on BALL TRACKING and it shows umpire's call on wickets hitting. Nathan Lyon gets his third. This one lands outside off and spins in sharply. Roach goes back but his bat is no where close to the ball, gets hit on the pads and it goes onto clip the top of bail. Australia have been so good.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 69 overs : 185/8

K Sinclair10 (52)

K Roach1 (16)

M Starc13-3-38-1

68.60

A  bumper on middle, Sinclair sits under it.

68.50

Fuller and on off, Sinclair keeps it out.

68.40

Drops it short and on off. Sinclair lets it go.

68.30

Pushes it full and just wide of off. Sinclair looks to drive but misses.

68.20

On a length and on middle, Sinclair blocks it to cover. West Indies have gone full defensive right now.

68.10

Goes fuller and on middle, Sinclair pushes it to mid off.

Mitchell Starc is back to try and get rid of tail.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 68 overs : 185/8

K Roach1 (16)

K Sinclair10 (46)

N Lyon20-5-41-2

67.60

Gets the edge but is short. fuller and on middle, Roach defends on the front foot, gets an inside edge onto the pads and it lands well past short leg.

67.50

Spins in, around off. Roach gets his bat down quickly.

67.40

Tossed up on middle, Roach defends in front of his pads.

67.30

Too full and wide of off. Roach keeps it out.

67.20

Flatter and on middle, Roach blocks.

67.10

Lyon serves it full and around off. Roach goes back and blocks it out.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 67 overs : 185/8

K Sinclair10 (46)

K Roach1 (10)

J Hazlewood14-5-23-3

66.60

Length and well, outside off. Sinclair shoulders arms to it.

66.50

Fullish delivery, outside off, swings away. Sinclair leaves it alone to the keeper.

66.40

This is short and on middle, Sinclair sits under it.

66.30

Length ball on off, angling in. Sinclair punches it to cover.

66.20

Very full and outside off, this is driven to mid off.

66.10

A length ball, outside off. Sinclair hops and blocks it out.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 66 overs : 185/8

K Roach1 (10)

K Sinclair10 (40)

N Lyon19-4-41-2

65.60

BEATEN! Tossed up, outside off, too full and Roach looks to drive it away but misses. Half an appeal for caught behind but not given.

65.50

This is full and on middle, Roach nudges it wide of short leg.

65.40

Very full and outside off, this is driven to point.

65.30

Spins in again, on middle. Roach defends it solidly.

65.20

This is full and outside off, spins in again. Roach prods across to defend but misses. A huge appeal for LBW but the impact looked outside the line.

65.10

Full and outside off, spins in. Roach blocks it across the deck.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 65 overs : 185/8

K Roach1 (4)

K Sinclair10 (40)

J Hazlewood13-4-23-3

64.61

A single as this is nudged on the leg side.

64.50

A short one. The batter ducks under it.

64.40

Fuller and on off, this is pushed to cover.

64.30

On off, blocked.

64.2W

OUT! TAKEN! Hazlewood is breathing fire here. He has two quickly after the break. He's got Joseph again. Length and around off, extra bounce yet again. Joseph fails to get on top of it, it goes off the outside edge and it is taken by Smith at second slip.

64.10

On the off pole. Defended.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 64 overs : 184/7

K Sinclair10 (40)

A Joseph0 (2)

N Lyon18-3-41-2

63.60

Good length and on off, kept out.

63.50

Around off, this is guided to point.

63.40

Flatter and on off, this is guided to point.

63.30

On off, Sinclair plays it to cover.

63.20

On a good length and around off, kept out.

63.10

Fullish and on off, this is driven but to cover.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 63 overs : 184/7

A Joseph0 (2)

K Sinclair10 (34)

J Hazlewood12-4-22-2

62.60

On the stumps, this is pushed to cover.

62.50

Around off and on a length, Joseph pushes it to cover.

62.4W

OUT! TAKEN! Carey holds on. Australia strike early after the break. Good length and on off, a little of bit extra bounce and it holds its line. Greaves looks to defend. This goes off the outside edge and it is taken by Carey on probably the third attempt.

62.30

Around off, blocked.

62.20

Drags his length back a little, this is pushed to cover.

62.10

Slightly fuller and on off, this is driven nicely but to cover.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 62 overs : 184/6

K Sinclair10 (34)

J Greaves33 (56)

N Lyon17-2-41-2

61.60

Around off, Sinclair pushed it to covers.

61.50

Flatter and on middle, the batter goes back and keeps it out.

61.40

On the stumps, defended.

61.30

Floats it up on off, kept out nicely.

61.21

On middle, this is nudged on the leg side for one.

61.10

Tossed up on off, kept out.

We are back for the final session. Justin Greaves and Kevin Sinclair walk out to resume their innings.

... DAY 3, SESSION 3 ...

A much needed stand building up for West Indies and the lead have gone past 200 now. Alick Athanaze and Kavem Hodge showed great character on the pitch before giving away their wickets after getting a good start. Joshua Da Silva, who got the Windies out of trouble in the first innings went cheaply. Justin Greaves has been batting though and Sinclair has done well so far to see past this session. Australia, on the flip side were brilliant on the field. Travis Head at short leg, Cameron Green at gully, both made huge effort to get the two set batters. Australia will feel they are still in the game. If they somehow keep under 250. They have a big chance to win but the Windies have a long tail who can bat. Stay tuned.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 61 overs : 183/6

K Sinclair10 (30)

J Greaves32 (54)

P Cummins12-1-39-0

60.60

Short of a length and on off, Sinclair blocks it out. That will be the end of this session.

60.50

A pacy bouncer on middle. Sinclair had to sit under it quickly.

60.40

On a length and on off, Sinclair stays back and defends it out.

60.30

A bouncer on  middle, Sinclair sits under it.

60.20

Short of a length and on middle, Sinclair hops and blocks.

60.11

On a length and on the pads. Justin Greaves goes back and flicks it to square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 60 overs : 182/6

K Sinclair10 (25)

J Greaves31 (53)

N Lyon16-2-40-2

59.64

FOUR! Welcome boundary! Enough of defense says Sinclair! Floated, outside off. Sinclair lofts it over extra-cover and it goes to the fence.

59.50

Tossed up on middle, Sinclair prods to defend but gets an inside edge and it flies past the right hand of Travis Head whoo is positioned at short leg.

59.41

A run after so many dot balls. This is full and on middle, Justin Greaves eases it to long on for a single.

59.30

Another solid block from Justin Greaves.

59.20

Fuller and on middle, blocked out.

59.10

This is full and on middle, Justin Greaves makes a solid block.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 59 overs : 177/6

K Sinclair6 (23)

J Greaves30 (49)

P Cummins11-1-38-0

58.60

On off, Sinclair pushes it to cover.

58.50

On the middle, this is blocked.

58.40

On off, kept out.

58.30

Angles in a length ball on middle, Sinclair blocks  it out.

58.20

Short of a length and on off. Sinclair punches it to point.

58.10

Drops it short and on middle. Sinclair sits under it.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 58 overs : 177/6

J Greaves30 (49)

K Sinclair6 (17)

N Lyon15-2-35-2

57.60

Bowls it quicker and on middle, Justin Greaves gets  on his front foot to defend.

57.50

Flat and on off. Justin Greaves knocks it to point.

57.42

TWO MORE! Fuller and outside off, Justin Greaves drives it through covers for a couple of runs.

57.30

Spins it full and on middle, Justin Greaves blocks it out.

57.20

Length ball, outside off. Justin Greaves punches it straight to point.

57.11

Tad short and outside off. Sinclair cuts it to point for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 57 overs : 174/6

K Sinclair5 (16)

J Greaves28 (44)

P Cummins10-0-38-0

56.61

A length ball, outside off. Sinclair steers it to the right of third man. Marnus Labuschagne does well to keep it down to one.

56.50

Flatter and around off, Sinclair defends.

56.40

Invites Sinclair for the drive as this is outside off but the batter has nothing to do with it.

56.30

Fuller delivery on middle, Sinclair makes a solid defensive shot.

56.20

Well outside off, Sinclair is happy to let it go.

56.10

On a length and around off. Sinclair defends off the upper half of the bat and to point.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 56 overs : 173/6

J Greaves28 (44)

K Sinclair4 (10)

N Lyon14-2-32-2

55.64

FOUR! Handy runs! Flatter and outside off. Justin Greaves dabs it late past first slip and to third man for a boundary.

55.50

Fuller and on middle, Justin Greaves defends it out.

55.40

Tossed up, around off. Justin Greaves again goes back to block.

55.30

Full and outside off, spins in. Justin Greaves goes back and defends it out.

55.20

Fuller and on middle, this is nudged to mid-wicket.

55.10

Fuller and on off, spins in. Justin Greaves blocks off the back foot.

Nathan Lyon is back for another spell.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 55 overs : 169/6

K Sinclair4 (10)

J Greaves24 (38)

M Starc12-2-38-1

54.60

A length ball on off. Sinclair hangs back and blocks it out.

54.50

A bumper on leg. Sinclair sits under it.

54.40

Well outside off. Sinclair leaves it alone.

54.30

On a length and outside off. Sinclair shoulders arms.

54.20

On a length and on middle, Sinclair blocks it out.

The lights are in full effect now....

54.10

On the pads, this is clipped to square leg.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 54 overs : 169/6

J Greaves24 (38)

K Sinclair4 (4)

C Green10-2-37-1

53.64

FOUR! Frustration for the Aussies. On a length and outside off. Justin Greaves punches down but again edges it to the left of gully. The fielder fails to even get a hand on it.

53.54

FOUR! EDGED AWAY! This is full and outside off, width given and Justin Greaves goes for the drive but outside edges it to the left of backward point. If Marnus Labuschagne can't, no one can.

53.40

A length ball, close to off. Justin Greaves defends it out.

53.30

Shorter and on middle, Justin Greaves sits under it.

53.20

Fuller and on off, this is pushed to cover.

53.10

On middle, Justin Greaves blocks.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 53 overs : 161/6

K Sinclair4 (4)

J Greaves16 (32)

M Starc11-1-38-1

52.60

Shorter and on off, left alone.

52.50

Fuller and on off, Sinclair pushes it to point.

52.40

Outside off, well away from Sinclair who leaves.

52.34

FOUR! OFF THE EDGE! Australia have their tail up! On a length and outside off. Sinclair with a tentative push but inside edges it past stumps to fine leg for a bounndary.

Kevin Sinclair walks in.

52.2W

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! A blinder from Green! He loves that gully region. This is very full and angles it outside off, Joshua Da Silva goes for the big drive but edges it to gully. Once, it felt it will evade past Green but the big man leaps and gets both hands on it. It lobs off but on the second-attempt catches it with his right hand. All in the air. Lovely stuff. Australia have two wickets just because of their fielding.

52.10

On a length and outside off, Joshua Da Silva punches it to cover.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 52 overs : 157/5

Da Silva7 (6)

J Greaves16 (32)

C Green9-2-29-1

51.61

Outside off, Joshua Da Silva punches to the right of cover for a single. An eventful over from Green.

51.54

FOUR! Off the edge and in the gap! On a length and outside off, angles it in. Joshua Da Silva looks to punch but outside edges and it rolls past second slip and past man in gully for a boundary.

51.42

Goes full and outside off, Joshua Da Silva drives it through cover and mid off. Pat Cummins from covers keeps it out and saves two.

51.30

A huge appeal but Australia think it is too high. On a length and on off. Joshua Da Silva is late to get his bat down and gets ripped on the pads. Looks too high.

51.20

Angling on middle, Joshua Da Silva pushes it down to mid on.

51.10

Drops it short and on middle, Joshua Da Silva lets it roll past him.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 51 overs : 150/5

J Greaves16 (32)

Da Silva0 (0)

M Starc10-1-34-0

50.60

Fuller and outside off, this is driven to covers.

50.50

Short in length and around off, Greaves sways away from the line and lets it go.

50.42

On a length and on middle, Greaves flicks it through square leg for a couple of runs. Superb running. 150 up!

50.30

On a length and on off, Greaves blocks it out.

50.20

Fuller and outside off, this is driven to cover.

50.10

Outside off, this is left alone.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 50 overs : 148/5

K Hodge29 (74)

J Greaves14 (26)

N Lyon13-2-28-2

49.6W

OUT! RUN OUT! Superb, superb effort from Travis Head and Australia have their man. Kavem Hodge cannot believe it and is on his haunches. Tossed up on middle, Kavem Hodge gets forward and flicks it but straight to short leg. Travis Head gets the ball in his control and flicks it right back onto the stumps. Kavem Hodge turns and flies back, stretches his bat but was in the air when the bails light up. Out of nowhere, Australia have a wicket.

A run out appeal has been taken upstairs. Sharp from Travis Head at short leg..seems like out!

49.50

Tossed up on off. Kavem Hodge goes back to block but splices it to point.

49.40

Tossed up on middle. Kavem Hodge makes a solid defense.

49.34

FOUR! Glanced away! On the pads. Kavem Hodge plays it down past first leg and to fine leg for a boundary.

49.20

Ouchh! Flat and on leg, Kavem Hodge opens his body up and tries to pad it up but instead gets hit on the box. That will hurt!

49.10

Well outside off. Kavem Hodge leaves.

Drinks time! Kavem Hodge and Justin Greaves have build a strong partnership as West Indies lost Alick Athanaze early on in the session. Kavem Hodge is looking really solid and eyeing another big score. West Indies lead by 166 and their first target will be to go atleast over 250. Australia on the other hand will love to take some wickets now.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 49 overs : 144/4

J Greaves14 (26)

K Hodge25 (68)

P Cummins9-0-37-0

48.62

Length ball on off. Greaves inside edges his push and it rolls to square leg for a brace.

48.50

A bit short again but this one stays low than expected. Greaves sits  under it and it almost take something of the hung bat to the keeper.

48.40

Serves a sharp bumper on middle. Greaves ducks under it.

48.30

On a length and around off. Greaves hangs back to defend this one.

48.22

Two runs! Length and on middle, this is flicked through square leg for easy two.

48.10

This is outside off. Greaves leaves it alone.

A very late decision from Greaves to back out as the towel slips of Cummins' pocket.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 48 overs : 140/4

K Hodge25 (68)

J Greaves10 (20)

N Lyon12-2-24-2

47.60

Tossed up on middle and leg. Kavem Hodge turns it to the leg side.

47.50

Quicker one on middle. Kavem Hodge defends in front of his pads.

47.40

Tossed up on middle and leg. Kavem Hodge plays with soft hands to leg slip.

47.31

On middle, this is drilled to long on for a single.

47.20

On middle, Greaves stays back and turns it to square leg.

47.10

Tossed up, angling on middle. Greaves misses his flick and it lobs off the pads in the hands of short leg. An appeal but clearly there was no bat.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 47 overs : 139/4

K Hodge25 (65)

J Greaves9 (17)

P Cummins8-0-33-0

46.60

This is full and down the leg side. Kavem Hodge lets it go to the keeper.

46.50

Keeps it short and bowls it outside off. Hodge leaves.

46.40

Drops it short and just outside off. Kavem Hodge shoulders arms to it.

46.31

This is full and on middle, Greaves nudges it to mid-wicket for a single.

46.20

A length ball, outside off, Greaves knocks it to point.

46.11

QUICK SINGLE! Angles it on middle. Kavem Hodge hits it to square leg for one more.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 46 overs : 137/4

J Greaves8 (15)

K Hodge24 (61)

N Lyon11-2-23-2

45.60

Tossed up on middle, Greaves defends it out.

45.51

A single as Kavem Hodge works it to mid-wicket.

45.40

This is full and outside off, Kavem Hodge drives it to cover.

45.31

Too full and on middle, Greaves drills it to long on for a single.

45.20

Flat and on middle, Greaves tucks it to mid-wicket.

45.11

Tossed up, outside off. Kavem Hodge turns it to long on for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 45 overs : 134/4

J Greaves7 (12)

K Hodge22 (58)

P Cummins7-0-31-0

44.60

This is full and around off. Greaves prods across and blocks it out.

44.50

On the middle, blocked out.

44.40

Short of a length and outside off, Greaves hops and punches it to cover.

44.30

On a length and on middle, Greaves stays back and blocks it out.

44.22

Around off, fuller and Greaves knocks it through point for a couple of runs.

44.10

Fuller and outside off, Greaves defends it out.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 44 overs : 132/4

K Hodge22 (58)

J Greaves5 (6)

N Lyon10-2-20-2

43.60

Spinning on middle, Kavem Hodge turns it to square leg

43.50

Fuller and outside off. Kavem Hodge gets on the front foot and blocks it out.

43.40

Quicker delivery on middle, Kavem Hodge blocks.

43.30

Fuller and outside off, Kavem Hodge gets across and knocks it to cover.

43.21

Outside off, this is stroked through point for a single.

43.10

CLOSE! Tossed up, outside off and spins in. Greaves prods to defend but gets a thick inside edge onto the pads. It lobs over short leg and towards mid-wicket. Falls short.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 43 overs : 131/4

K Hodge22 (54)

J Greaves4 (4)

J Hazlewood11-3-22-1

42.60

This is full and outside off. Kavem Hodge knocks it to point.

42.50

A bumper and Kavem Hodge is quick to duck under it.

42.44

FOUR! Down the ground! Too full and on middle and off. Kavem Hodge gets inside the line and drives it down past mid on for a boundary.

42.30

Length and on middle and leg, comes with an angle. Kavem Hodge is beaten as he looks to flick but misses.

42.20

Well outside off, this is left alone.

42.10

On a length and outside off. Kavem Hodge is happy to let it roll past him.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 42 overs : 127/4

J Greaves4 (4)

K Hodge18 (48)

N Lyon9-2-19-2

41.64

FOUR! Through the gap! Flighted, outside off. Greaves leans and drives it through cover and mid off for a boundary. Off the mark as well.

41.50

Fuller and outside off, Greaves steps across and defends it out.

41.40

Too full and on middle, Greaves prods and blocks it out.

41.30

This one lands on off and spins in. Greaves tucks it past short leg.

Justin Greaves is the new man in.

41.2W

OUT! TAKEN! Steven Smith takes the catch and points at Nathan Lyon! Gives a bit of flight, full and angling just outside off. Athanaze is in for a drive but gets a thick outside edge and it flies to first slip where Steven Smith holds onto it. Nathan Lyon gets his second wicket.

41.10

Flat and outside off, Athanaze drives it to point.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 41 overs : 123/3

A Athanaze35 (70)

K Hodge18 (48)

J Hazlewood10-3-18-1

40.61

Shapes in on middle, Athanaze keeps the strike as he tucks it to mid-wicket for a single.

40.50

A length ball, outside off. Athanaze knocks it to cover.

40.40

Angles it in on middle from around the wicket. Athanaze makes a solid block.

40.30

On a length and close to the off pole. Athanaze takes a step forward and blocks it out.

40.20

On off, this is kept out.

40.10

This is full and around off, Athanaze pushes it to mid off.

Josh Hazlewood is back into the attack.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 40 overs : 122/3

K Hodge18 (48)

A Athanaze34 (64)

N Lyon8-2-15-1

39.60

Outside off, this is guided to point to end the over.

39.51

This is full and on middle, Athanaze flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.

39.40

Tossed up, around off. Athanaze punches it to cover.

39.30

Fuller and outside off. Athanaze pushes but can't get it past silly point.

39.20

Tossed up around off. Athanaze prods and defends it out.

39.10

This one comes with the arm, flat and on off. Athanaze blocks.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 39 overs : 121/3

K Hodge18 (47)

A Athanaze33 (59)

C Green8-2-22-1

38.60

Fuller and slanting outside off. Kavem Hodge shoulders arms to it.

38.54

FOUR! Glorious! Very full and on midde. Kavem Hodge stays strong in his crease and drives it down to long on for a boundary. West Indies have started this session well.

38.40

Outside off, Kavem Hodge lets it go.

38.30

This is well down the leg side, Kavem Hodge shoulders arms to it.

38.22

This is full and outside off. Kavem Hodge pushes on the up but wide of point and comes back for the second.

38.10

Angles in a length ball on off. Kavem Hodge blocks it out.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 38 overs : 115/3

A Athanaze33 (59)

K Hodge12 (41)

N Lyon7-2-14-1

37.60

Flatter and on middle, Athanaze tucks it to mid-wicket.

37.50

Fuller and outside off, Athanaze drives it to cover.

37.40

This one lands on off and sikds on. Athanaze looks to defend but bottom edges it and it rolls past the stumps.

37.30

On middle, blocked out.

37.21

Fuller and on middle, this is flicked to mid-wicket for one more.

37.13

THREE RUNS! Flat and outside off, Athanaze slaps it to point. Mitchell Marsh with a sloppy misfield and the batters take three runs. Nathan Lyon not happy with it.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 37 overs : 111/3

K Hodge11 (40)

A Athanaze30 (54)

C Green7-2-16-1

36.60

Shorter and outside off, left alone.

36.50

This is full and on off. Kavem Hodge pushes it to mid on and calls for a single but Athanaze is not interested and sends him back.

36.42

Angling on middle, this is flicked to square leg for a couple of runs.

36.30

On a length and outside off, Kavem Hodge plays with soft hands and outside edges it to gully who collects on a bounce.

36.20

This is short and wide of off. Kavem Hodge shoulders arms to it.

36.10

Length ball, outside off, this one lands and shapes in. Kavem Hodge looks to defend away but gets beaten on the inside edge.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 36 overs : 109/3

K Hodge9 (34)

A Athanaze30 (54)

N Lyon6-2-10-1

35.61

Tossed up on middle, this is flicked to square leg for one more.

35.50

Flatter and on middle, Kavem Hodge blocks it out.

35.41

This is full and outside off, Athanaze chops it to short third man who dives to his right and stops. One.

35.30

Fuller and outside off, Athanaze knocks it straight to cover.

35.20

Tossed up, outside off. Athanaze punches it to mid off.

35.10

Flatter and outside off. Athanaze looks to cut but misses.

Nathan Lyon to bowl from the other end.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 35 overs : 107/3

K Hodge8 (32)

A Athanaze29 (50)

C Green6-2-14-1

34.60

A length ball, close to off, this is defended out.

34.50

A bouncer on middle and leg. Kavem Hodge sits under it.

34.40

On a length and around off. Kavem Hodge defends on the front foot.

34.30

Well outside off, Kavem Hodge shoulders arms to it.

34.20

This is full and on middle, Kavem Hodge pushes it back to the bowler.

34.11

Shorter and on middle, Athanaze pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

Welcome back for another session. The players are out in the middle. West Indies lead by 128 runs. How many can they add in this session? Let's find out. Cameron Green to bowl first...

...DAY 3, SESSION 2...

A session both the teams will be happy with it. West Indies scored around 93 runs but lost two wickets as well. Kraigg Brathwaite and Kirk Mckenzie started well, going after the loose balls and respecting the good ones. Kirk Mckenzie in particular was dealing in boundaries. Kraigg Brathwaite once again got to a start but gifted away his wicket. Kirk Mckenzie then failed to make the most of his start. Alick Athanaze was given a lifeline as he was dropped at second slip right at the stroke of this break. Australia didn't start well but will be happy with how they bowled after that. The pitch isn't helping much but there are still some demons left that can be scattered. This pitch is made for someone like Cameron Green and Mitchell Marsh. Even Nathan Lyon could be seen more in the next session. Stay tuned.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 34 overs : 106/3

K Hodge8 (27)

A Athanaze28 (49)

N Lyon5-2-8-1

33.60

Flat and on leg. Kavem Hodge pens up his body and takes it on the pads. That will be DINNER!

33.50

Fuller and on middle, Kavem Hodge turns it to square leg.

33.40

Tossed up on the pads. Kavem Hodge plays it late and to square leg.

33.30

On middle, this is blocked out.

33.20

On off, this is pushed to cover.

33.10

Flatter and on middle, tucked to square leg.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 33 overs : 106/3

A Athanaze28 (49)

K Hodge8 (21)

C Green5-2-13-1

32.60

DROPPED! Cameron Green invites for the drive again, this is full and outside off, shapes a bit away. Athanaze outside edges it to the right of second slip and in front of first slip. It is Steven Smith at second slip who goes for it, flies and tries a one-handed stunner but fails to hold on. Could have left it for Usman Khawaja.

32.50

Short of a length and on off, Athanaze drops it to point.

32.40

Outside off, Athanaze this time shoulders arms to it.

32.30

Cameron Green invites Athanaze for the push, this is outside off, Athanaze goes for it but again misses.

32.20

This is full and outside off, Athanaze looks to drive away from the body but misses.

32.10

Fuller and outside off, pushed to cover.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 32 overs : 106/3

K Hodge8 (21)

A Athanaze28 (43)

N Lyon4-1-8-1

31.60

MAIDEN! Tossed up on off, Kavem Hodge defends it out.

31.50

Flatter ball, outside off. Kavem Hodge strokes it straight to cover.

31.40

Around off, this is nudged on the leg side.

31.30

Tossed up, around off. Kavem Hodge turns it to mid-wicket.

31.20

Too full and on middle, played back to the bowler.

31.10

Flat and outside off, Kavem Hodge punches it to cover.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 31 overs : 106/3

A Athanaze28 (43)

K Hodge8 (15)

C Green4-1-13-1

30.60

On off, Athanaze blocks it out.

30.54

FOUR! Splices it. Fuller and outside off from around the wicket. Athanaze goes for the drive but edges it past gully for a boundary.

30.42

On a length and on middle, Athanaze bunts it through square leg for a couple.

30.31

Outside off, this is guided to point for a single.

30.20

Fuller and outside off, this is pushed to cover.

30.10

Serves a bumper on middle, Kavem Hodge ducks under it.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 30 overs : 99/3

A Athanaze22 (40)

K Hodge7 (12)

N Lyon3-0-8-1

29.60

This one comes with the arm on middle, it is tucked to mid-wicket.

29.50

Too full and on off, Athanaze pushes it to cover.

29.40

On the middle, Athanaze prods and blocks it out.

29.30

Fuller and on off, kept out.

29.21

Fuller and on middle, Kavem Hodge goes back and turns it to square leg for a single.

29.10

Tossed up on middle and leg. Kavem Hodge keeps it out.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 29 overs : 98/3

A Athanaze22 (36)

K Hodge6 (10)

P Cummins6-0-29-0

28.60

Length ball, outside off. Athanaze taps it to point.

28.50

Fuller ball, outside off, Athanaze knocks it to cover.

28.40

Follows it with a bumper on middle, Athanaze sits under it.

28.34

FOUR! SHOT! Too full and around off. Athanaze leans and drives it past mid off for a boundary.

28.20

On off, this is blocked out.

28.10

BEATEN! On a length and outside off, shapes in after landing. Athanaze looks to push but is squared up and is well beaten.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 28 overs : 94/3

K Hodge6 (10)

A Athanaze18 (30)

N Lyon2-0-7-1

27.60

Flatter and around off. Kavem Hodge chops it to short third man.

27.50

Angling on middle, Kavem Hodge nudges it to square leg.

27.40

Shorter and outside off. Kavem Hodge cuts well but Mitchell Starc dives to his left at point and saves it.

27.30

On the middle, Kavem Hodge defends it out.

27.20

Flat and on middle, this is blocked out.

27.14

FOUR! PAST THE MAN! Tossed up, around off and spins in. Kavem Hodge prods to defend but outside edges past the diving slip fielder and it goes to third man for four.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 90/3

A Athanaze18 (30)

K Hodge2 (4)

P Cummins5-0-25-0

26.60

Fuller and on off, Athanaze knocks it to cover.

26.50

Outside off, Athanaze lets it go.

26.42

Shorter and on middle, Athanaze pulls it through square leg for a couple of runs.

26.30

A bumper on middle, Athanaze leaves.

26.20

On off, this is kept out.

26.10

On a length and on off. Athanaze blocks.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 88/3

K Hodge2 (4)

A Athanaze16 (24)

N Lyon1-0-3-1

25.62

Spinning on middle, this is on the shorter side, it is flicked to fine leg for a couple more.

25.50

Fuller and around off. Kavem Hodge makes a solid block.

25.40

Fuller and just outside off. Kavem Hodge goes back and inside the line to block.

25.30

Tossed up on middle, this is nudged to mid-wicket.

Kavem Hodge is the new man in.

25.2W

OUT! LBW! Kirk Mckenzie misses the line completely. He still takes it upstairs in the dying seconds. Snicko shows no bat. Ball Tracking shows it is umpire's call on wickets hitting. Worth a review but Kirk Mckenzie has to go. Tossed up on middle. Kirk Mckenzie looks to sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads. Timely wicket and a crucial one as Kirk Mckenzie was playing well.

25.11

Flatter and outside off, Athanaze punches it through point for a single.

Time for some spin. Nathan Lyon is into the attack.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 85/2

A Athanaze15 (23)

K Mckenzie41 (49)

P Cummins4-0-23-0

24.63

THREE MORE! 10 runs off the over. This is full and on middle, Athanaze flicks it over past mid-wicket, not off the middle and the fielder cuts it off.

24.54

FOUR! Pulled away!  Short in length and on middle, this is pulled past square leg for a boundary.

24.40

Fuller delivery on middle. Athanaze defends it out.

24.30

West Indies lead by 100 runs now. On off, this is blocked out.

24.23

THREE RUNS! Kirk Mckenzie is into the 40s. Length ball, wide of off. Kirk Mckenzie slashes it through point. Lyon runs, slides and saves a single.

24.10

On a length and on middle, this is blocked out.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 75/2

A Athanaze8 (19)

K Mckenzie38 (47)

J Hazlewood9-3-17-1

23.60

Full and on off, it is pushed to mid off.

23.50

On a length and on off. Athanaze gets forward and makes a solid block.

23.40

Targets the stumps now. On middle, Athanaze blocks.

23.30

Serves it short and on middle, Athanaze ducks under it.

23.22

Serves it full and on off. Athanaze drives it down past mid off. Marnus Labuschagne keeps it down to two.

23.10

A good length delivery, outside off. Athanaze knocks it to point.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 73/2

K Mckenzie38 (47)

A Athanaze6 (13)

M Starc9-1-32-0

22.60

121 clicks! Fuller delivery, outside off. Kirk Mckenzie looks to push but is beaten.

22.50

Shorter and well outside off. Kirk Mckenzie lets it go.

22.40

Outside off, this is left alone.

22.32

Slanting on the pads. Kirk Mckenzie tucks it behind square on the leg side for a couple.

22.23

THREE RUNS! Too full and outside off. Athanaze leans and drives it through covers. Marnus Labuschagne is everywhere today, gives a chase and saves a single.

22.10

Length and outside off, Athanaze shoulders arms to it.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 68/2

K Mckenzie36 (43)

A Athanaze3 (11)

J Hazlewood8-3-15-1

21.60

On middle, Kirk Mckenzie makes a solid block.

21.51

A nip-backer on middle, Athanaze inside edges the push to square leg for one.

21.40

Similar to the second ball. On middle and on a length. Athanaze is late to get his bat down to defend.

21.30

Length and on off, this is nudged to square leg.

21.20

This is full and on middle, from around the wicket. Athanaze looks to defend but gets hit high on the pads. Australia have bowled well from around the wicket.

21.11

On a length and on middle, Kirk Mckenzie tucks it to deep square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 66/2

A Athanaze2 (7)

K Mckenzie35 (41)

M Starc8-1-27-0

20.60

Keeps it short to Athanaze, this is outside off. Athanaze leaves.

20.50

A bumper on middle, Athanaze lets it go.

20.40

Spills it full and well down leg. Athanaze looks to flick but misses. Of course, Marnus Labuschagne alone appeals for this one.

20.30

On middle, this is nudged to square leg.

20.20

Length ball on off, defended out.

20.11

Fuller and on off, this is driven to the right of mid off for a single.

Mitchell Starc is back for a fresh spell.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 65/2

A Athanaze2 (2)

K Mckenzie34 (40)

C Green3-1-6-1

19.60

On a length and outside off, Athanaze blocks it out.

19.52

Alick Athanaze is off the mark. Fuller and on middle, this is flicked through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

Time for some Drinks! West Indies started well but the last three-four overs got Australia back in the game and as a result, have a wicket. Australia will hope to build on it now. The middle order is still not that experienced and Australia will look to capitalize on it. West Indies on the flip side will look for a big partnership.

19.4W

OUT! GONE! Kraigg Brathwaite goes. All the hard work just like he does but fails to go big once again. A hard-length, delivery, outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite goes for the big booming drive but hits it straight in the hands of Marnus Labuschagne at short extra-cover. He ain't dropping this one.

19.30

Goes very full and around off, this is blocked out.

19.20

Pitched it up, outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite leans and drives but to cover.

19.10

Length and outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite makes a solid block.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 63/1

K Mckenzie34 (40)

K Brathwaite16 (50)

P Cummins3-0-13-0

18.60

Length and on middle, Mckenzie blocks it out.

18.50

Drops it short and outside off. Mckenzie is happy to let it past him.

18.40

Sharp from Cummins! On a length and outside off, angled across. Mckenzie looks to push at it but misses and gets beaten well.

18.30

This is short and outside off. Mckenzie with a half-hearted dab and it goes to gully on a bounce.

18.21

TAP AND RUN! Shorter and outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite knocks it to the left of point for one.

18.10

Australia are getting into the game. On a length and outside off, shapes in. Kraigg Brathwaite looks to defend but misses.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 62/1

K Mckenzie34 (36)

K Brathwaite15 (48)

C Green2-1-4-0

17.60

On a length and wide of off. Mckenzie shoulders arms to it.

17.50

Very full and on off. Mckenzie digs it out back to the bowler.

17.41lb

Leg bye! Full delivery on middle and leg. Kraigg Brathwaite leans to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. An appeal for LBW but not given.

17.30

Outside off, Kraigg Brathwaite shoulders arms to it.

17.20

BEATEN! Goes full and around the 6th stump line. Kraigg Brathwaite draws in for a push but is beaten. Australia appeal but not convincingly.

17.10

Fuller and well outside off, it is left alone.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 61/1

K Mckenzie34 (34)

K Brathwaite15 (44)

P Cummins2-0-12-0

16.60

Just short! On a length and around off. Mckenzie checks his drive and hits it to mid off. A bit uppishly but goes on a bounce to Marnus Labuschagne.

16.50

Bangs it short and on middle. Mckenzie has nothing to do with it.

16.42

This is on the hips, Mckenzie tickles it down to fine leg, fine enough to get two runs.

16.30

BEATEN! Short in length and close to off, shapes away off Mckenzie who tries to defend but misses and gets beaten on the outside edge.

16.20

On a length and outside off, Mckenzie drops it to point.

16.14

FOUR! Teriffic from Mckenzie! His 6th boundary already! Very full and on off, this is driven down past mid off and it races to the fence.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 55/1

K Brathwaite15 (44)

K Mckenzie28 (28)

C Green1-0-4-0

15.64

FOUR! Boundary ruins the over. On a length and wide of off. Kraigg Brathwaite flashes and hits it past diving Lyon to his left for four runs.

15.50

This is full and on off, it is blocked out.

15.40

Short in length and outside off, Kraigg Brathwaite knocks it to point.

15.30

Length ball on middle, nips in. Kraigg Brathwaite blocks.

15.20

Goes too full and on middle, this is drilled to mid on.

15.10

On a length and outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite leaves.

Change from the other end as well. Cameron Green to bowl now.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 51/1

K Mckenzie28 (28)

K Brathwaite11 (38)

P Cummins1-0-6-0

14.60

133 clicks. Fuller and outside off, Mckenzie knocks it to mid off.

14.54

FOUR! AND AGAIN! 50 up for the Windies. Mckenzie is enjoying the battle. Fuller ball on middle. Mckenzie drives on the up but over mid on for a boundary.

14.40

Shapes it on the pads. Mckenzie keeps it out.

14.32

Mckenzie is playing in the 'V' at the moment. On a length and on middle, Mckenzie checks his drive and past it past mid on for two.

14.20

On a length and on middle from around the wicket. Mckenzie defends from upper half of his balde.

14.10

Starts with a bouncer on middle, Mckenzie ducks under it.

Change as Pat Cummins is into the attack.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 45/1

K Brathwaite11 (38)

K Mckenzie22 (22)

J Hazlewood7-3-13-1

13.60

Lovely! On a length and outside off, just checks past the blade of Kraigg Brathwaite who was interested to push at it.

13.50

This is on top of off. Kraigg Brathwaite taps it to cover.

13.40

SWING AND A MISS! For a moment, Kraigg Brathwaite lost his discipline. Short in length and outside off, Kraigg Brathwaite flashes his blade and misses.

13.33

THREE RUNS! Bowls it full and around off. Mckenzie creams it down past mid off. A long chase for Marnus Labuschagne who gives his all and dives near the fence to save a single.

13.20

Too short and angling on leg. Mckenzie sits under it and lets it go.

13.10

On off, this is punched to cover.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 42/1

K Mckenzie19 (19)

K Brathwaite11 (35)

M Starc7-1-26-0

12.61

This is on the hips, Mckenzie tucks it to square leg for a single.

12.50

Bangs it short and around off. Mckenzie lets it be.

12.40

Goes full again on middle, this is eased to mid on.

12.34

FOUR! Mckenzie is off to a flier. Starc pitches it up and around off, not much swing and Mckenzie punches it down past mid on for a boundary.

12.21

A single now! Length ball on off. Kraigg Brathwaite taps it to the right of point for a single.

12.14

FOUR! Superb shot! This will give him a lot of confidence. Very full and outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite drives it cleanly past mid off for a boundary.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 32/1

K Mckenzie14 (15)

K Brathwaite6 (33)

J Hazlewood6-3-10-1

11.60

A bumper, around off. Mckenzie bends his body back and lets it go.

11.50

Fuller and outside off, Mckenzie punches it straight to cover.

11.44

FOUR! OFF THE EDGE! This is full and shapes in from around the wicket. Mckenzie is drawn forward to push but gets a thick outside edge and it flies past the man at point.

11.30

Josh Hazlewood comes around the wicket! Fuller and outside off. Mckenzie blocks.

11.21

West Indies lead by 50 runs. On a length and on off. Kraigg Brathwaite hits it through covers for one more.

11.10

Length ball on off, this is defended out.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 27/1

K Brathwaite5 (31)

K Mckenzie10 (11)

M Starc6-1-16-0

10.61

TAP AND RUN! Fuller and on off. Kraigg Brathwaite drops it to cover and calls for a quick single.

10.50

A good length delivery, around off. Kraigg Brathwaite gets inside the line and defends.

10.51nb

BEATEN! A length ball, angled outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite is tempted to defend again but it whizzes past his outside edge.

10.40

Hostile delivery! Really effort ball! A bumper, around off and angles it across the batter. Kraigg Brathwaite hops to block but plays inside the line.

10.30

Starc mixes his length, this is full and on middle, it is driven to mid off.

10.20

Bangs it short and on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite hops and makes a solid block.

10.10

On a length and on off. Kraigg Brathwaite keeps it out.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 25/1

K Mckenzie10 (11)

K Brathwaite4 (24)

J Hazlewood5-3-5-1

9.60

This line is troubling Mckenzie! Short ball and angling on the body. Mckenzie makes a good leave.

9.50

On a length and on top of off. Mckenzie taps it to point.

9.40

This is short and onto the body. Mckenzie sways away from the line, keeps his wrists down and lets it go.

9.32

JUST TWO! Mckenzie has started well. A half-volley, outside off. Mckenzie leans into his shot and drives it through covers, this time the fielder chases it down.

9.21

Fuller delivery on middle, shapes in. Kraigg Brathwaite on drives it past mid on for a single.

9.10

Short of a length and outside off, Kraigg Brathwaite leaves it alone to the keeper.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 22/1

K Mckenzie8 (7)

K Brathwaite3 (22)

M Starc5-1-14-0

8.64

FOUR! Well played! A bit of an angle on this one, very full and outside off. Mckenzie leans and drives it through vacant cover for a boundary.

8.50

Short of a length and outside off. Mckenzie stands tall and blocks it out.

8.40

Closes to the off stump line. Length and just outside off. Mckenzie covers his stumps and lets it go to the keeper.

8.30

A length ball, outside off, bit of shape. Mckenzie prods and shoulders arms to it.

8.20

On a length and outside off, Mckenzie shoulders arms to it.

8.14

FOUR! Starc searches for the yorker first up but serves a full toss on the pads. Mckenzie helps it down to fine leg for a boundary.

Mitchell Starc is into the attack.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 14/1

K Brathwaite3 (22)

K Mckenzie0 (1)

J Hazlewood4-3-2-1

7.60

Well outside off on the shorter side. Kraigg Brathwaite is quick to pull his bat back towards him.

7.50

Lovely bowling! On a length and outside off, shapes in a bit. Kraigg Brathwaite looks to defend on the up but is beaten.

7.41lb

Leg bye! Off the mark on the day! Length and on the pads. Mckenzie misses his clip and it rolls to fine leg for a leg bye.

All set for action. West Indies lead by 35 runs at the start of Day 3. Kirk Mckenzie joins Kraigg Brathwaite in the middle. Josh Hazlewood to finish his over. Let's play...

Hello and welcome to the action of Day 3 between Australia and West Indies. The match is wonderfully poised right now. We feel whoever dominates the day has the best chance to win the game. Australia declared their innings after coming out of a dreadful phase. They lost four wickets for not many runs but the stand between Khawaja and Carey and later, Cummins fifty got them close to the Windies score. The visitors lost Chanderpaul right at the end of Day 2. Australia will be fresh and all set to get through the Windies batting order who’ll hope to bat atleast for a day. Stay tuned.

...Day 3, Session 1...

Right then, that is it from an exciting Day 2 of this Day/Night Test. The game is nicely poised at the moment as we head to the 'Moving Day' where the Aussies will look to make early inroads to restrict the visitors to post a big target while West Indies will be hoping to do the exact opposite by building up partnerships in the middle. Day 3 will start on 27th January, Saturday at 9.30 am IST (4 am GMT), but you can join us early for all the build-up. Cheers!

Pat Cummins joined Usman Khawaja in the middle for the last session when the Aussies were more than 100 runs behind. Both of them looked solid out there and slowly built up a partnership and at a good rate as well. The Aussie skipper was peppered with short balls, but he managed to stick around while scoring runs as well. He got settled and started to find the boundaries along with Khawaja, and they added 81 runs together to get them closer to the total. Even though Khawaja ended up as the first Test victim of Kevin Sinclair which brought out the backflip celebration, Cummins continued to attack the bowlers. He registered his third Test fifty and first as a skipper and remained unbeaten on 64 which is his highest individual score in this format. The hosts declared with one wicket in hand and 22 runs behind to have a go at the West Indies batters under light. Mitchell Starc created an opportunity but Steven Smith spilled it to get rid of Kraigg Brathwaite which you do not see very often. It looked like the Windies openers would see out till the end, but Josh Hazlewood had different ideas and dismissed Tagenarine Chanderpaul in the last over before Stumps which gives the Aussies momentum going into the 'Moving Day'.

In the second session, Mitchell Marsh played a few lusty blows at the start but couldn't handle the pace and bounce of Alzarri Joseph and got out. However, then the fightback started from the Aussies just like their opponents at the same stage on Day 1. Alex Carey got a bit fortunate when he was on 8 as the ball but the bails remained on the stumps and he survived. He made full use of that and smashed his fastest Test fifty to release the pressure of them. Usman Khawaja was solid as usual on the other end and they added 96 runs together before Carey holed out to Shamar Joseph. Just before going into the Tea break, Joseph removed Mitchell Starc with the Aussies still well behind in the game.

West Indies started Day 2 very positively with Kevin Sinclair and Kemar Roach showing good intent. The former was the aggressor and notched up a Test fifty on debut but got out soon after but his knock helped the Windies go past the 300-run mark. However, they were absolutely brilliant with the ball right from the start. Roach dismissed Steven Smith in the very first over while Alzarri Joseph got rid of Marnus Labuschagne in the second. Just before Dinner, Roach then got two in two balls to send Cameron Green and Travis Head packing as the Windies ended that session on top.

Australia end Day 2 with a crucial wicket! We have had six sessions in this Test and in five of them, a wicket has fallen in the last over. It was another day where both teams went hard at each other and pushed their opponents to the limit. At this point in time, West Indies lead by 35 runs with nine wickets still in hand and a lot of time in this Test remaining. We saw excellent spells from Kemar Roach and Alzarri Joseph while Usman Khawaja solidly anchored the innings for the Aussies. Alex Carey and Pat Cummins entertained us with their attacking knocks as well, and the crowd at Gabba surely got their worth for money.

7.3W

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Josh Hazlewood has finally rewarded himself with a wicket! Pat Cummins' plan working to perfection! Josh Hazlewood charges in and delivers it on a good length outside off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul unlike him, opts to reach for it but the ball swings away from him. Alex Carey is confident and he brings out a loud appeal. The umpire stays unmoved. Pat Cummins runs in to have a discussion and they have opted to review it. The Snicko meter has confirmed that Tagenarine Chanderpaul has feathered it on the outer edge. Tagenarine Chanderpaul departs just 3 balls before the day ends and Australia are delighted. West Indies lead the match by 35 runs but they are one wicket down now.

7.20

Serves it on a good length, outside off Tagenarine Chanderpaul covers the line but doesn't opt to play any shot. He leaves it alone for the keeper to collect.

7.10

Short and over off from 'round the wicket. Tagenarine Chanderpaul judged it late and blocked it from near his chest.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 13/0

K Brathwaite3 (20)

T Chanderpaul4 (23)

M Starc4-1-6-0

6.60

On a full length outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite does well not to throw his hands at it and lets it fly away to the keeper. Good bowling from Mitchell Starc, this will be his last over for the day.

6.50

LOVELY! A wide yorker, swinging in by Mitchell Starc. Kraigg Brathwaite puts his bat down trying to dig it out but gets beaten for pace.

6.40

Sticks to the good length and outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite leaves it alone for the keeper to collect. Good bowling by Mitchell Starc, Australia are really hunting for wickets here.

6.30

Jaffa! On a good length just outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite gets on top of it and tries to play it in front of his body. The ball zips past the outer edge and carries away to the keeper.

6.20

Short again outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite controls himself and forces his hands away from the ball. He looks to be struggling to get in rhythm.

6.14b

FOUR BYES! Mitchell Starc delivers it short and outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite tries to reach it without any footwork. The ball bounces over his blade and no one is able to collect it. The ball runs off to the fence for four runs.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 9/0

T Chanderpaul4 (23)

K Brathwaite3 (14)

J Hazlewood3-2-2-0

5.60

A maiden over! Josh Hazlewood delivers it fuller and on middle. Tagenarine Chanderpaul covers the line and negotiates the swing by knocking it towards mid on.

5.50

Serves it on a length angling in towards off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul plays it late and punches it to the fielder at point.

5.40

Shorter and angled in on the body. Tagenarine Chanderpaul gets on top of it and blocks it from his chest to the leg side.

5.30

On the hard length angling in towards off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul covers the line and blocks it in front of his body.

5.20

On a very good length from 'round the wicket. Tagenarine Chanderpaul as usual has no interest in playing that and lets it carry to the keeper.

5.10

On a good length around off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul covers the line and blocks it out back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 9/0

K Brathwaite3 (14)

T Chanderpaul4 (17)

M Starc3-0-6-0

4.60

DROPPED! Oh, my word! Mitchell Starc serves it on a good length, shaping away outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite reaches for it with a light hand and the ball nicks the outer edge. The ball flies towards Steven Smith at second slip who misreads the catch. He lunges forward at the last moment but fails to grab it.

4.50

Fuller, and on the off pole. Kraigg Brathwaite stays low and blocks it out onto the pitch.

4.41lb

Short and angling down the leg side. Tagenarine Chanderpaul is hit on the thigh pads and the ball rolls away to square leg. The batters cross and the umpire signals a leg bye.

4.30

Very full, attacking the stumps. Tagenarine Chanderpaul covers the line and flicks it to the fielder at mid-wicket.

4.20

On the hard length, outside off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul walks across and again, repeats his motion of putting his bat in front of his body, not interested in reaching for the ball.

4.11

On a good length angling in over off. Kraigg Brathwaite hangs back and punches it towards covers to cross for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 7/0

T Chanderpaul4 (14)

K Brathwaite2 (11)

J Hazlewood2-1-2-0

3.60

A bit shorter from 'round the wicket shaping in towards off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul walks across and puts his bat in front of him. The ball sways past the outer edge to the keeper.

3.50

On a good length, nipping away outside off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul covers the off stump line and doesn't reach out for the ball. Good leave.

3.41

On the hard length, angling onto the pads. Kraigg Brathwaite nudges it away past mid-wicket for a single. 17 minutes left for the Day to end.

3.30

Full again, on the pads. Kraigg Brathwaite takes a step ahead and knocks it towards mid on.

3.21

On a length, this time on middle. Tagenarine Chanderpaul tries to block it but the ball takes the inner edge and rolls away to square leg. The batters cross for a single.

3.10

On a good length, shaping away outside off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul walks across but doesn't extend his arms to reach for it. Lets it fly away to the keeper.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 5/0

K Brathwaite1 (9)

T Chanderpaul3 (10)

M Starc2-0-5-0

2.60

On a fuller length outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite manages to block it out on the off side.

2.50

Fuller but again, outside the off stump. Kraigg Brathwaite has no interest in reaching for it and leaves it alone for the keeper.

2.40

On a good length angling away outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite shoulders arms and lets it carry to the keeper.

2.41nb

Lovely! On a good length, swinging in towards off. Kraigg Brathwaite leaves it alone as the ball zips past him towards the keeper. The umpire has signaled a no-ball as Mitchell Starc has overstepped.

2.30

On a good length, swinging away down the leg side. Kraigg Brathwaite leaves it alone and Alex Carey does well to collect it behind the stumps.

2.20

On a hard length, going away from off. Kraigg Brathwaite gets on top of it and manages to put it down back into the track. It is about survival for the openers.

2.10

Full and on middle and leg. Kraigg Brathwaite covers the line and puts his bat in front, blocks it with a strong hand.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 4/0

T Chanderpaul3 (10)

K Brathwaite1 (2)

J Hazlewood1-1-0-0

1.60

Pitched up, shaping away from leg. Tagenarine Chanderpaul flicks it off towards the square leg fielder. A maiden over!

1.50

Full again, this time swinging in onto off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul covers the line, stays low and blocks it out with a straight bat.

1.40

Fuller now angling away from off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul drives it but finds the fielder at covers.

1.30

Good bounce! On a length around off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul is taken aback by the bounce but manages to block it off the face of his bat.

1.20

Beaten! On a similar length, swinging away. Tagenarine Chanderpaul plays it in front of his body but the ball swings past the outer edge onto the keeper.

1.10

Jaffa! On a good length swinging away. Tagenarine Chanderpaul walks across and decides not to play it. He keeps the bat close to his body as the ball swings past the outer edge.

Mitchell Starc to bowl from the other end.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 4/0

T Chanderpaul3 (4)

K Brathwaite1 (2)

M Starc1-0-4-0

0.61

Fuller again on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul stays low and bocks it out towards point. 4 runs off the over.

0.52

On the hard length swinging away outside off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul walks across like always and cuts it past point. The fielders have to chase it down and the batters run a couple of run.

0.40

Fuller and shaping away from the left-hander. Tagenarine Chanderpaul watches it and punches it on the off side.

0.30

Short again, angling down the leg side. Tagenarine Chanderpaul walks across and leaves it alone for the keeper to collect.

0.21

Off the mark. Slightly fuller and swinging in on off. Kraigg Brathwaite covers the line and pats it to mid off. They sneak in a quick single.

0.10

Mitchell Starc charges in and serves the first ball on a short length right on the body. Kraigg Brathwaite jumps and manages to block it out on the leg side. Mitchell Starc welcomes the batters on an aggressive note.

Commentary

The umpires are on the field. The Australian players rush out on the field and take their respective positions. Kraigg Brathwaite and Tagenarine Chanderpaul are the opening batters for the West Indies. Mitchell Starc has the new pink ball in hand and is raring to go. Let's go...

...THIRD INNINGS...

West Indies, on the other hand, were brilliant with the new ball, but will be a bit disappointed as they let the Aussies get way closer to the total than they would have wanted. Kemar Roach got the wicket of Steven Smith in the very first over to set the tone and Alzarri Joseph followed it up with another. Joseph was the best bowler with four wickets while Kemar Roach ended up with three. However, in the middle phase and towards the end, they gave away a lot of runs and let the hosts come back in the game. Shamar Joseph and Kevin Sinclair chipped in with one each as well. Now, it is up to their opening batters to see out the session under lights without much damage as it will be a tricky phase for them.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 53 overs : 289/9

N Lyon19 (19)

P Cummins64 (73)

A Joseph14-0-84-4

52.6W

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! That is the end of a brave innings by Nathan Lyon! Alzarri Joseph drops it short and over middle. Nathan Lyon, with the intent to hit, pulls at it wildly. He gets hurried on and ends up nicking the upper edge. Joshua Da Silva takes a sharp catch behind the stumps and the umpire raises a finger straight away. Both Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon walk off the field as they have declared their innings with a deficit of 22 runs hanging over their heads. A good strategy as the Aussies want to get a strong start with the new ball in hand, under the lights.

With that wicket of Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins has declared the innings! Australia still trails by 22 runs but they wanted to have a go at West Indies under lights and it will be an interesting half an hour or so till Stumps. Australia got off to a nightmare start, losing Steven Smith in the first over and Marnus Labuschagne followed suit. Usman Khawaja was stranded at one losing partners at the other as they were in a precarious position at 54/5. However, Alex Carey' counter-attacking fifty and his partnership of 81 runs with Khawaja got them back in the game. Carey did get out, but it was the skipper, Pat Cummins who led from the front with his highest individual score in Tests and helped the Aussies get near the total, and now they will look to make early inroads before the end of Day 2.

52.65nb

OH NO! FIVE RUNS! A juicy full toss on middle. Nathan Lyon has driven it past covers and the fielder has a long chase to stop it. The throw is poor and meanwhile, the batters run four runs. The umpire has signaled a no-ball as well because Alzarri Joseph has overstepped.

52.50

Beaten! On a good length and over middle. Nathan Lyon pulls at it wildly but is beaten for pace.

52.42

Fuller and around off. Nathan Lyon drives it past covers and they run a couple of runs.

52.34b

FOUR BYES! TOO HIGH FOR EVERYONE! Bangs it short and over leg. The ball shot up and it was out of everyone's reach. It runs away to the fine leg fence for four bonus runs.

52.21

Again short and over off. Pat Cummins pulls it wildly but the ball flies off behind the keeper, deflecting off the outer edge. The fielder stops it before the fence and the batters run a single.

52.11

Short and quick over off. Nathan Lyon gets under it and cuts it over slip. They get a single off the third man region.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 52 overs : 276/8

N Lyon12 (13)

P Cummins63 (72)

K Roach11-0-47-3

51.61

Shorter in length and around off. Nathan Lyon pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. The deficit is now down to 35 runs.

51.51

On a length, following Pat Cummins down the leg side. Pat Cummins opens up the face of his bat and runs it towards point for a single.

51.40

On a good length over off. Pat Cummins swings his blade wildly but is beaten for pace.

51.36

SIX! UP UP AND AWAY! Australia wants to close the gap as quickly as possible! On a fuller length around off. Pat Cummins creates some room and lofts it over long off The ball clears the fence for a half a dozen.

51.20

On a length and angling down leg. Pat Cummins covers the line and blocks it into the track.

51.11

Short again, over off. Nathan Lyon pulls but gets to the ball a bit early. The ball rolls away ahead of square leg and they cross for one.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 51 overs : 267/8

N Lyon10 (11)

P Cummins56 (68)

A Joseph13-0-75-3

50.61

Short again on the helmet. Nathan Lyon pulls it off the toe end of his bat and manages to send the ball towards mid-wicket. They get a single to end the over.

50.50

Swing and a miss! On a good length over off. Nathan Lyon tries to whack it on the on side but is beaten for pace.

50.44

FOUR! GOOD SHOT! On a good length and over off. Nathan Lyon plays it with a straight bat and knocks it past the bowler and mid off all the way racing away to the fence for four run. Australia trail by 45 now.

50.32

Nails the yorker now. Nathan Lyon manages to dig it out past mid off for a couple of runs. Australia trail by just 49 runs.

50.23

Short again outside off. Pat Cummins cuts it through backward point and the batters run three runs. Good effort by the fielder to chase it down.

50.10

Lovely! On a good length straight outside off. Pat Cummins opens up the face of his bat and the ball zips past the outer edge.

50.11wd

Too short now! A bouncer over middle but it has bounced way high over Pat Cummins' head. A wide signaled.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 50 overs : 256/8

N Lyon3 (7)

P Cummins53 (66)

K Sinclair8-1-53-1

49.60

Flatter and quicker around off. Nathan Lyon blocks it into the ground solidly. Australia are in a good position now.

49.50

Again short and on the pads. Nathan Lyon rocks back to whip it towards square leg.

49.40

Fullish and on off. Nathan Lyon defends it back towards the bowler.

49.30

Short and on the pads. Nathan Lyon rocks back and nudges it short leg who had a very tough chance to grab that.

49.21

Looped full over middle. Pat Cummins plays it late and cuts it towards short third for a single.

49.14

FOUR! WELL TIMED! FIFTY FOR Pat Cummins in an aggressive way! Tossed up around off. Pat Cummins waits for it and drives it through the gap at covers. The ball rockets away to the fence for four runs.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 49 overs : 251/8

P Cummins48 (64)

N Lyon3 (3)

A Joseph12-0-64-3

48.61

Full again and straight on off. Pat Cummins punches it wide of point for a single.

48.50

Short again, this time angling down the leg side. Pat Cummins leaves it alone for the keeper to collect.

48.40

Short and over middle. Pat Cummins hangs back and pats it down to the fielder at point off his back foot.

48.33

Very full and angled in on the pads. Nathan Lyon flicks it off his pads toward deep mid-wicket for three runs. 250 comes up on the board for Australia.

48.21

A bit short and around off. Pat Cummins hangs back and punches it though point for a single.

48.14

FOUR! CRACKING SHOT! Pat Cummins continues his onslaught. Alzarri Joseph delivers it fuller and outside off. Pat Cummins gets low and slices it over backward point. The ball races away to the fence for four runs.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 48 overs : 242/8

N Lyon0 (2)

P Cummins42 (59)

K Sinclair7-1-48-1

47.60

Looped up, full and on off, Nathan Lyon defends it on the front foot.

47.50

Flatter, short and on off, Nathan Lyon stays back to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge.

Drinks Break! Australia has managed another strong partnership as Pat Cummins and Usman Khawaja tired out the bowlers. After Usman Khawaja's dismissal, they now trail by just 69 runs and they can get closer if they manage to bat out for the rest of the session. Pat Cummins has started finding boundaries that too without playing any risky shots. The West Indies bowlers have just got a big breakthrough and they need to capitalize on that and stop the batters from getting their team back in the lead. They will want to bowl them out by the end of the session. Nathan Lyon walks out to bat next.

47.4W

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Kevin Sinclair gets his maiden Test wicket! The backflips are out at the Gabba. He also gets the big fish, Usman Khawaja, and finally breaks the partnership that the Windies desperately wanted. This is flighted, full and around off, turns away a shy bit, Usman Khawaja eyes light up and he goes for the big drive but only manages to get an outside edge towards first slip where Alick Athanaze takes a sharp catch. Sinclair brings out his cartwheel and backflip celebration and this is just the start for home in Test cricket. A fantastic knock from Khawaja finally comes to an end. Australia still trails by 69 runs with two wickets in hand!

47.30

Floated, full and on off, Usman Khawaja prods forward and taps it to short covers.

47.20

Tossed up, full and on off, Usman Khawaja strides out and blocks it back to the bowler.

47.14

FOUR! Put away! Kevin Sinclair bowls this short and on middle, Usman Khawaja moves back quickly and heaves it towards the vacant deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary. Poor bowling!

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 47 overs : 238/7

P Cummins42 (59)

U Khawaja71 (127)

J Greaves9-3-31-0

46.60

Short again and on off, Pat Cummins pats it wide of short covers and calls for the run but he is sent back.

46.50

BEATEN! This is back of a length and just around off, Pat Cummins has a poke at it but gets beaten on the outside edge.

46.40

Justin Greaves bangs this short again and angling into leg, Pat Cummins moves across and gets into an awkward position but manages to evade.

46.30

Another bouncer, on middle, Pat Cummins ducks under it.

46.20

Short of a length and on middle, Pat Cummins hops up and keeps it out safely on the pitch.

46.10

Sharp bowling! Justin Greaves bangs in a quick bouncer now, on middle, Pat Cummins gets hurried but just manages to sway away from it.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 46 overs : 238/7

U Khawaja71 (127)

P Cummins42 (53)

K Sinclair6-1-44-0

45.60

Pushed through quicker, full nad around off, Usman Khawaja leaves it alone.

45.50

Short and on middle, Usman Khawaja stays back to defend it.

45.41b

Quicker, full and on middle, turning in, Pat Cummins moves across and tries to paddle again, but gloves it behind, Joshua Da Silva fails to grab it as the batters get a bye. Snicko shows a spike and it will go down as a chance.

45.30

Tossed up, full and on off, turns in a bit, Pat Cummins prods forward to block but misses as the ball loops off his pads to the off side.

45.24

FOUR! Delicately played! This is tossed up, full and on middle, Pat Cummins gets down across and paddles it away towards the fine leg fence for a boundary. He moves into the 40s now!

45.11

Flatter, short and on middle, Usman Khawaja moves back and punches it through covers for a single.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 45 overs : 232/7

P Cummins38 (50)

U Khawaja70 (124)

J Greaves8-2-31-0

44.60

Fullish and on middle, Pat Cummins defends it off the inside half of the bat to short mid-wicket.

44.52

Short and outside off, Pat Cummins cuts it away wide of deep point for a couple of runs. Shamar Joseph throws it back and instantly holds his shoulders, he looks in some discomfort.

44.41

Back of a length and on off, Usman Khawaja guides it through backward point for a single.

44.34

FOUR! My word, Khawaja is playing really well! Justin Greaves goes full again and around off, Usman Khawaja leans on to his drive and caresses it through covers for a boundary.

44.20

Fuller one and on middle, Usman Khawaja drills it towards mid on.

44.10

Justin Greaves nails the yorker now, on middle, angling in, Usman Khawaja gets his bat down and digs it out.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 44 overs : 225/7

P Cummins36 (48)

U Khawaja65 (120)

K Sinclair5-1-39-0

43.60

Flatter, full and on leg, Pat Cummins nudges it towards short fine leg.

43.50

Flighted, full and on middle, Pat Cummins defends it on the front foot.

43.44

FOUR! Another boundary! Kevin Sinclair goes short again and outside off, Pat Cummins just opens the face again and crashes it past point for four more runs.

43.31

Short again and on off, Usman Khawaja punches it wide of point for a single.

43.24

FOUR! Good shot! Kevin Sinclair drags his length back a bit, on middle, Usman Khawaja rocks back and pulls it away towards the deep square leg fence for a boundary. These runs are hurting the WIndies now.

43.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Usman Khawaja turns it to the leg side.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 43 overs : 216/7

P Cummins32 (45)

U Khawaja60 (117)

J Greaves7-2-24-0

42.60

Goes full but down the leg side, Pat Cummins misses his flick this time.

42.50

Justin Greaves bangs in a good bouncer now, on middle, Pat Cummins ducks under it.

42.42

Another full delivery, outside off, Pat Cummins tries to drive but gets an outside edge past the diving backward point fielder, it is Shamar Joseph, he gets up and chases after and dives to keep it inside. Two runs taken.

42.32

Pitched up and on leg, Pat Cummins flicks it away nicely through mid-wicket for a brace.

42.21

Full again and around off, Usman Khawaja opens the face of his bat and drills it through cover-point for a single.

42.14

FOUR! Lovely shot! Justin Greaves serves this full and on middle, Usman Khawaja gets forward a bit, shows the full face of the bat and drills it past the bowler for a boudary.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 42 overs : 207/7

P Cummins28 (41)

U Khawaja55 (115)

K Sinclair4-1-30-0

41.60

Quicker one, full and on off, skids through, Pat Cummins stays back and manages to keep it out.

41.50

Short once more, on middle, Pat Cummins knocks it back to the bowler off the back foot.

41.40

Short again and on off, Pat Cummins dabs it to point.

41.30

Flatter, short and on leg, Pat Cummins misses his flick and gets hit on the pads.

41.20

Short again and on middle, Pat Cummins tucks it as the ball hits the short lef fielder and rolls towards the bowler.

41.10

Floated, short and on middle, Pat Cummins stays back and pushes it back to the bowler.

Kevin Sinclair is brought back into the attack.c

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 41 overs : 207/7

P Cummins28 (35)

U Khawaja55 (115)

K Roach10-0-38-3

40.61

On a length and on off, Pat Cummins pushes it wide of covers for a run.

40.50

Full again and on middle, Pat Cummins turns it towards short mid-wicket.

40.40

Pitched up and on middle, Pat Cummins steers it with the outer half of the bat towards point, he wants the run but is sent back.

40.41wd

Kemar Roach bangs in a bouncer now, but this one is too high, Pat Cummins ducks under it. Wided.

40.32

Kemar Roach lands this on a good length and on middle, nips away, Pat Cummins stays back to block but gets an outside edge along the ground and wide o second slip for a brace.

40.20

Full again and on middle, Pat Cummins knocks it down the pitch.

40.11

Fuller one and on off, Usman Khawaja drills it wide of mid off for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 40 overs : 202/7

P Cummins25 (30)

U Khawaja54 (114)

J Greaves6-2-15-0

39.60

Back of a length and around off, Pat Cummins dabs it to point.

39.50

Fuller one and around off, Pat Cummins pushes it wide of short covers, the fielder overruns it but manages to well to turn his body again and stops it with one hand.

39.41

Short of a length and outside off, Usman Khawaja cuts it towards deep point for a single.

39.30

On a length and on middle, Usman Khawaja tucks to silly mid on.

39.20

Fuller one and on off, angling in, Usman Khawaja stays back and blocks it to the right of the bowler.

39.10

In the blockhole, outside off, Usman Khawaja leaves it alone.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 39 overs : 201/7

P Cummins25 (28)

U Khawaja53 (110)

K Roach9-0-33-3

38.60

Short of a length but down the leg side, Pat Cummins misses his flick as it goes through to the keeper.

38.51

Pulls his length back a bit, on off, Usman Khawaja steers it wide of gully for a single.

38.40

Pitched up and on off, Usman Khawaja knocks it to mid off once more.

38.30

Full again and on middle, Usman Khawaja drives it firmly but finds mid off again,

38.20

Goes fuller and on off, Usman Khawaja strides out and taps it towards mid off again.

38.10

On a length and on middle, shaping away, Usman Khawaja stays back and blocks it towards mid off.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 38 overs : 200/7

P Cummins25 (27)

U Khawaja52 (105)

S Joseph11-1-56-1

37.60

Shamar Joseph bangs it hard into the pitch, on middle, shoots up as well, Pat Cummins does well to ride the bounce and keeps it out to the off side.

37.50

Full again and on off, Pat Cummins gets low and taps it towards short covers.

37.41

Goes fuller, on middle, angling in, Usman Khawaja tucks it towards mid-wicket for another run. A round of applause from the crowd as 200 comes up for Australia!

37.30

On a length and on off, Usman Khawaja pats it down towards mid off.

37.21

Short of a length and on off, Pat Cummins dabs it wide of point for a run.

37.11

Back of a length and around off, Usman Khawaja punches it through covers for a single.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 37 overs : 197/7

P Cummins24 (24)

U Khawaja50 (102)

K Roach8-0-32-3

36.64

FOUR! Two in two! Kemar Roach serves a half-volley around off, Pat Cummins strides forward and drives it with beautiful timing through covers for another boundary.

36.54

FOUR! Gets it through again! Kemar Roach bowls this on a good length and around off, Pat Cummins once again opens the face of the bat and guides it through backward point for a boundary. Australia are getting a lot of runs in that region now. Windies will need to rethink a bit here.

36.40

Fullish and around midle, Pat Cummins steers it towards point.

36.30

Pulls his length back a bit and around off, Pat Cummins leaves it alone.

36.20

Touch fuller, on off, Pat Cummins blocks it to the left of the bowler.

36.11

FIFTY FOR KHAWAJA! His 26th in Test cricket and a fighting one as well. This is on a length and on leg, Usman Khawaja nudges it to fine leg for a single. His home crowd loves it and he acknowledges them by raising his bat.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 36 overs : 188/7

P Cummins16 (19)

U Khawaja49 (101)

S Joseph10-1-53-1

35.60

Shamar Joseph continues with the shorter length and around leg, Pat Cummins backs away a long way and tries to ramp again but misses it.

35.50

Short again but angling down the leg side, Pat Cummins leaves it alone.

35.41

Goes short and outside off, Usman Khawaja cuts it away nicely to deep point for a run and moves to 49.

35.31

Back of a length and on middle, Pat Cummins pats it down to the left of short leg for a single.

35.24

FOUR! Deft touch! Shamar Joseph lands this on a good length and on off, Pat Cummins lets it come to him, opens the face of the bat to steer it past gully for a boudary.

35.10

Short of a length and on middle, Pat Cummins sway away from it and tries to ramp it over the slips but fails to connect.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 35 overs : 182/7

U Khawaja48 (100)

P Cummins11 (14)

A Joseph11-0-55-3

34.60

Fullish delivery, on off, Usman Khawaja keeps it out to the leg side.

34.50

Alzarri Joseph bowls a bumper at 140.2 clicks, on middle, Usman Khawaja ducks under it.

34.40

Pitches this one up, on middle, Usman Khawaja drills it hard but straight to mid on.

34.42nb

Back of a length and on leg, Pat Cummins works it off his hips towards fine leg for a run. Alzarri Joseph has overstepped again and it is a No Ball.

34.31

Touch fuller and on off, Usman Khawaja pushes it wide of short covers for a quick single.

34.20

RIPPER! Alzarri Joseph lands this on a good length around leg, nips away sharply after hitting the deck with good bounce as well, Usman Khawaja gets stuck in his crease as the looks to block but gets beaten on the outside edge.

34.10

Fuller one and around off, angling away, Usman Khawaja lets it go to the keeper. Khawaja is not getting tempted at all here.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 34 overs : 179/7

P Cummins10 (13)

U Khawaja47 (94)

S Joseph9-1-47-1

33.60

Shamar Joseph bangs in a bouncer now but down the leg side, Pat Cummins gets low to sway away from it.

33.51

Short of a length and on off, Usman Khawaja dabs it through point for a single.

33.40

Shortens his length and on middle, Usman Khawaja hops up and knocks it towards mid on.

33.30

Length again and outside off, Usman Khawaja offers no shot at it.

33.20

Shamar Joseph lands this on a good length and just around off, Usman Khawaja lets it go to the keeper.

33.10

Back of a length and on middle, angling in, Usman Khawaja stays back and pats it down on the pitch.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 33 overs : 178/7

U Khawaja46 (89)

P Cummins10 (12)

A Joseph10-0-52-3

32.61

Short of a length and on middle, Usman Khawaja mistimes pull shot wide of mid on for a single.

32.64nb

Pitched up and on off, Pat Cummins drives it nicely towards short covers where Kraigg Brathwaite lets it through and then chases it collect. Three runs taken and it is a No Ball for overstepping as well.

32.54

EDGED AND FOUR! Alzarri Joseph lands this on a hard length and on off, Pat Cummins backs away again and tries to guide it away, but gets a thick outside edge between gully and third slip for a boundary.

32.40

On a length and on middle, Pat Cummins backs away again and steers it towards point.

32.30

Excellent stuff! Alzarri Joseph bangs in a fiery bouncer at over 140 clicks, on middle, angling in, Pat Cummins gets down and somehow manages to sway away from it while dropping his hands too.

32.20

Goes fuller now, on middle, shaping in, Pat Cummins backs away and knocks it towards mid off.

32.10

Back of a length and around off, Pat Cummins makes room to cut it away but misses.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 32 overs : 169/7

U Khawaja45 (88)

P Cummins3 (6)

S Joseph8-1-46-1

31.64

FOUR! Good response from Usman Khawaja! Shamar Joseph follows the short ball with a fuller one, but serves it down the leg side, Usman Khawaja stays there and flicks it away with wonderful timing towards the deep square leg fence for a boundary.

31.50

Fiery! Shamar Joseph bangs in a sharp bouncer now, on middle, Usman Khawaja takes his eyes off early and ducks under it. Joseph gives a stare to Khawaja. Things are heating up here.

31.40

Shamar Joseph serves this full and well outside off, late inward movement after passing the batter, Usman Khawaja offers no shot at it.

31.31

This is on a hard length and around off, Pat Cummins tries to block it away from his body but gets an inside edge through square leg for a run.

31.21

Short of a length and on middle, Usman Khawaja pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.

31.10

Shamar Joseph serves this full and on middle, Usman Khawaja drills it towards mid on.

Who will bowl from the other end? It will be Shamar Joseph.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 31 overs : 163/7

P Cummins2 (5)

U Khawaja40 (83)

A Joseph9-0-43-3

30.60

Oh..nasty! Alzarri Joseph bangs this into the pitch, on middle, takes off viciously, Pat Cummins gets surprised by it and hops up to defend, takes his eyes off but the ball goes off his gloves and safely on the pitch.

30.50

On a length and on off, Pat Cummins pushes it towards short covers.

30.42

Short of a length and into the body of the batter, Pat Cummins adjusts well to nudge it wide of the keeper for a brace.

30.30

Touch fuller and on middle, Pat Cummins knocks it to the right of the bowler.

30.20

Run out chance...missed! Alzarri Joseph starts with a back-of-a-length delivery, on off, Pat Cummins dabs it wide of gully and sets off for the run, he is sent back when he is already halfway through, Kirk Mckenzie has enough time but misses his shy at the batter's end with Cummins well short. The Aussies skipper survives!

We are back for the final session! The players are already out in the middle now. Pat Cummins is the new batter for Australia and joins Usman Khawaja. Alzarri Joseph to finish his incomplete over. Here we go...

... DAY 2, SESSION 3 ...

SESSION SUMMARY - 137 runs and 3 wickets in 25.1 overs! Once again, we see a wicket fall in the last over before the end of a session. Australia started the session in a difficult position. Mitchell Marsh played a few attacking blows but Alzarri Joseph got the better of him. Just like the Windies, it was the sixth-wicket partnership for the Aussies that steadied things. Usman Khawaja held one end solidly while Alex Carey took on the attack and found the boundaries regularly. He got a reprieve early on when the ball hit the bails but it remained on the stumps and went on to register his fastest Test fifty and added 96 runs along with Khawaja. However, he fell victim to a short-ball plan as Shamar Joseph got his first wicket of the match while it was Joseph again who dismissed Mitchell Starc just before the end of the session. The onus will be now on Khawaja to manage along with the tail-enders to reduce the trail and get close to the Windies' total if not past that, but that looks a bit difficult. West Indies will look to quickly wrap things up under lights in the third session. Join as at 2.30 pm IST (9 am GMT) to see how things unfold in the third session.

30.1W

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Alzarri Joseph gets his man! Bowls it quickly and on the length just skidding away outside off. Mitchell Starc goes fetching for it but without any footwork. This time, he gets the outer edge and the keeper Joshua Da Silva takes a brilliant catch behind the stumps. Australia have been put in a tough spot as they now trail by 150 runs with only 3 wickets left in their innings.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 30 overs : 161/6

M Starc2 (7)

U Khawaja40 (83)

S Joseph7-1-40-1

29.61

Very full and on off. Mitchell Starc drives it to long off to run a single. Usman Khawaja had to refuse as Starc called for two runs. Mitchell Starc will be on strike for the next over.

29.50

Quick and short over off. Mitchell Starc hangs back, gets on top of it and punches it to the fielder at gully.

29.41

Fuller and on middle. Usman Khawaja drives it past the bowler and takes a quick single.

29.31

Good Effort in the outfield! Dropped short over leg. Mitchell Starc nudges it away towards the feel fine leg fence. Kevin Sinclair dives and stops it just before the ropes and they run a single.

29.23

On a short length around off. Usman Khawaja pulls it through mid-wicket and he gets three runs off it as the ball doesn't have the legs to run away to the fence.

29.14lb

FOUR LEG BYES! Shamar Joseph serves it on a length skidding towards the pads. Usman Khawaja walks across and the ball deflects off his thigh pads and rushes off to the fine leg fence for four runs.

Halt! Mitchell Starc got hit on the grill of the helmet. The physio is in for the mandatory concussion check.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 29 overs : 151/6

M Starc0 (4)

U Khawaja36 (80)

A Joseph8-0-41-2

28.60

OUCH! Mitchell Starc is getting a taste of his own medicine! Alzarri Joseph bowls a fiery bouncer over middle. Mitchell Starc tries to block it out with a high bat, the ball deflects off his gloves and then strikes him on the grill of his helmet. A mandatory concussion check will follow.

28.51

Short and over middle. Usman Khawaja gets on top of it and nudges it away to square leg to scamper away for one.

28.40

Fuller now, aimed at off. Usman Khawaja plants the face of his bat downward and blocks it into the ground.

28.30

Serves it on a good length outside off. Usman Khawaja patiently leaves it alone for the keeper to collect. He has been very disciplined throughout his batting innings.

28.20

Fuller again, angling down the off side. Usman Khawaja plays it late and knocks it towards point.

28.10

On the good length, skidding outwards. Usman Khawaja brings his bat down in time and blocks it with a light hand.

Alzarri Joseph is back on.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 28 overs : 150/6

M Starc0 (3)

U Khawaja35 (75)

S Joseph6-1-34-1

27.60

DROPPED, A TOUGH CHANCE! Shamar Joseph serves it on a good length angling outside off. Mitchell Starc goes fetching for it but without any foot movement. Alick Athanaze dives forward to try and grab it but he doesn't get to it. It was a very tough chance and Shamar Joseph appreciates the effort.

27.50

OUCH! Shamar Joseph bangs it short and over middle. Mitchell Starc ducks under it but the ball hits the top of the helmet and then carries away to the keeper.

27.40

Short and quick outside off. Mitchell Starc shoulders arms and leaves it alone.

Mitchell Starc walks out to bat now.

27.3W

OUT! TAKEN! Shamar Joseph gets the dangerous man walking back to the pavilion! Delivers it on a good length around off, tempting Carey to pull it. The field had just been changed a ball prior and Alex Carey fell in the trap, pulled it, and didn't place it well or high enough. Tagenarine Chanderpaul the man at deep square leg takes a safe catch to bring his team back in the game. Australia trail by 161 runs.

27.21

Fuller now, on the pads. Usman Khawaja flicks it away towards deep square leg and runs one. West Indies need a wicket urgently.

27.11

Drops it short over off. Alex Carey is rushed as he pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 148/5

U Khawaja34 (74)

A Carey64 (47)

J Greaves5-2-14-0

26.60

A wide yorker outside off. Usman Khawaja gets his bat down in time and guides it to point. A good over by Justin Greaves.

26.50

Fuller and outside off. Usman Khawaja leaves it alone for the keeper to collect.

26.40

On the good length around off. Usman Khawaja leaves this one away.

26.31

Edged but safe! Quick and on a length outside off. Alex Carey is taken aback by the bounce as he tries to play it down the ground. The ball flies off to third man after deflecting off the edge. They cross for a single.

26.20

A bit short over off. Alex Carey plays it late and the ball catches the inner half on the bat, rolling away to point.

26.10

On the good length around middle. Alex Carey comes forward but has to block it out towards covers.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 147/5

U Khawaja34 (71)

A Carey63 (44)

S Joseph5-1-32-0

25.60

Beaten! Delivers it on the hard length outside off. Usman Khawaja is hurried as he tries to cut it away.

25.54

FOUR! LUCKY EDGE! On the hard length over off. Usman Khawaja opens up the face of his bat and the ball flies off the outer edge between the slip fielders running away to the fence for four runs. Australia trail by 164 runs now.

25.40

Very full on the off pole. Usman Khawaja drives it on the up towards mid off.

25.30

Quicker and on a length aimed at leg. Usman Khawaja brings his blade forward and the ball rolls away to point after delfecting off the edge.

25.21

A bit short around off. Alex Carey pulls it towards deep mid-wicket and gets off the strike with a single.

25.14

FOUR! CRUNCHED! Another half volley for Alex Carey around off. He leans forward and drives it through the gap at covers. The ball is hit to perfection and it rockets away to the fence for four runs.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 138/5

A Carey58 (42)

U Khawaja30 (67)

J Greaves4-2-13-0

24.61

On the hard length around off. Alex Carey gets on top of it and punches it to deep point for a single to end another productive over for his team. Will West Indies bring out the strike bowlers again?

24.51

On a very good length and on the pads. Usman Khawaja nudges it away towards square leg and takes a single.

24.40

On the hard length outside off. Usman Khawaja shoulders arms and lets it carry away to the keeper.

24.31

A bit short around off. Alex Carey cuts it towards deep point to run one.

24.24

FOUR! SWEETLY TIMED! A half volley around off. Alex Carey drives it perfectly through the gap at covers. The ball races away to the fence for four runs. Australia trail by 176 runs.

24.12

On a good length around middle. Alex Carey flicks it away towards deep square leg and hurries away for two runs.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 129/5

U Khawaja29 (65)

A Carey50 (38)

K Sinclair3-0-30-0

23.60

Short again, angling over leg. Usman Khawaja covers the line and pats it on the on side.

23.50

A bit short and on leg. Usman Khawaja rocks back and blocks it into the ground.

23.41

A QUICK FIFTY FOR Alex Carey! Kevin Sinclair serves it full and around off. Alex Carey drives it past mid off and takes a single to complete his half-century. It was a quick fire knock by Carey.

23.32

A bit short around off. Alex Carey punches it past point and runs a quick couple of runs.

23.26

SIX! BANG! Kevin Sinclair tosses it up around leg this time. Alex Carey puts his foot forward and lofts it down the ground. The ball clears the fence easily and it is a maximum of Alex Carey's bat.

23.10

Fuller and on middle. Alex Carey lunges forward and blocks it out back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 120/5

U Khawaja29 (63)

A Carey41 (34)

J Greaves3-2-4-0

22.60

On a good length slanting away from off. Usman Khawaja is very patient and he leaves this one alone for the keeper to collect.

22.50

Full again around off. Usman Khawaja knocks it down to mid on.

22.44

FOUR! Well timed! Delivers it on the hard length around off. Usman Khawaja hangs back and plays it late cutting it through the gap at point. The ball runs away to the fence for four runs.

22.32lb

On the hard length over leg. Usman Khawaja is rapped on the thigh pads as the ball rolls away towards fine leg. They cross for 2 leg byes.

22.20

Full again angling away from off. Usman Khawaja isn't interested in playing that line so he leaves this one alone as well.

22.10

Fuller and around off. Usman Khawaja leaves it alone as the ball zips past the off stump.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 114/5

U Khawaja25 (57)

A Carey41 (34)

K Sinclair2-0-21-0

21.61

Short again around off. Usman Khawaja punches it to deep covers and ends the over with a single.

21.50

Just short! Fullish and around leg. Usman Khawaja rocks back and tries to block it on the leg side. The ball almost flies off the blade to the fielder at leg slip.

21.41

Looped full around off. Alex Carey rocks back and cuts it to deep point. It will fetch him a single.

21.30

Tossed up turning in towards middle. Alex Carey blocks it out towards covers.

21.24

FOUR! Alex Carey has taken a liking to Kevin Sinclair! Kevin Sinclair floats it up and outside off. Alex Carey plays the reverse sweep again, this time in the gap in front of square. The ball races away to the fence for four runs.

21.12

Fullish and outside off. Alex Carey reverse sweeps it past the fielder at slip. The fielder covering him misfields and concedes a couple of runs.

21.11nb

Floats it up around off. Alex Carey knocks it down to mid off. It is called a No-Ball as Kevin Sinclair has over stepped.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 105/5

U Khawaja24 (55)

A Carey34 (29)

J Greaves2-2-0-0

20.60

Delivers it full and around off. Usman Khawaja knocks it down the ground towards mid off.

20.50

On a good length around off. Usman Khawaja has judges it well and shoulders arms.

20.40

Fuller in length slanting away from off. Usman Khawaja leaves it alone without any doubt.

20.30

Right in the blockhole aimed at off. Usman Khawaja manages to dig it out back towards the bowler.

20.20

Full again, this time on the pads. Usman Khawaja takes a step ahead and drives it towards mid on.

20.10

Fuller and angling away outside off. Usman Khawaja gets low but decides to leave it alone.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 105/5

A Carey34 (29)

U Khawaja24 (49)

K Sinclair1-0-12-0

19.64

FOUR! THIRD OFF THE OVER! Kevin Sinclair goes full and around off. Alex Carey reverse sweeps it past the fielder at slip. The ball runs away to the ropes for the third time this over for four more runs. Also, the 50-run partnership comes up between these two batters.

19.50

Again short over off. Alex Carey hangs back and cuts it towards point.

19.40

Short again around off. Alex Carey rocks back and cuts it to the fielder at backward point.

19.34

FOUR! GLORIOUS! Tossed up outside off. Alex Carey puts his weight ahead and drives it through covers timing the shot to perfection. The ball races away to the fence for four runs.

19.20

Drags his length back and delivers it around off. Alex Carey hangs back and knocks it back to the bowler.

19.14

FOUR! A boundary to welcome Kevin Sinclair! Serves it full and angling down leg. Alex Carey paddles it past short fine leg. The ball races away to the fence for a fine boundary to start the over.

The debutant, Kevin Sinclair comes into the attack now.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 93/5

U Khawaja24 (49)

A Carey22 (23)

J Greaves1-1-0-0

18.60

A maiden over! Serves it on a good length outside off. Usman Khawaja watches it and shoulders arms leaving it for the keeper to collect.

18.50

Pitched up around off. Usman Khawaja knocks it down towards covers and refuses to run a single.

18.40

On a fuller length, again outside off. Usman Khawaja shoulders arms and lets it carry away to the keeper.

18.30

Fuller and straighter now on middle. Usman Khawaja brings his bat in front and pushes it to mid on.

18.20

Action replay! On a length angling outside off. Usman Khawaja isn't interested in playing this one either.

18.10

On a length slanting outside off. Usman Khawaja decides not to go reaching for it and leaves it alone.

Drinks break! A good partnership is building between Usman Khawaja and Alex Carey which is exactly what Australia needed. These two batters should look to play out the remaining session and lay a strong base for the lower order so they can also bat without any pressure. The Windies bowlers have done everything right but now, with the sun shining and the ball getting softer, they need to be careful of the lines and lengths they bowl. Another few wickets and then, they might just come out to bat again towards the third session of the day. Also, Justin Greaves to bowl after the break.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 93/5

A Carey22 (23)

U Khawaja24 (43)

K Roach7-0-23-3

17.60

Another full delivery, on middle, Alex Carey tucks to short mid-wicket.

17.50

Overpitched and around off, Alex Carey drives it firmly wide of short covers, the fielder quickly dives to his left to make an excellent stop.

17.41

A full toss, on off, Usman Khawaja drills it wide of mid off where the fielder dives to his right to stop it well.

17.30

Goes fuller and on off, Usman Khawaja blocks it back to the bowler.

17.20

Kemar Roach lands this on a good length and just around off, shaping in a bit, Usman Khawaja lets it go as the ball just goes past the off pole.

17.10

Back of a length and outside off, angling away, Usman Khawaja leaves it alone.

Runs Scored 17 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 92/5

A Carey22 (21)

U Khawaja23 (39)

S Joseph4-1-23-0

16.60

Another full delivery but down the leg side now, Alex Carey misses his glance as the ball goes off his pads to the keeper.

16.54

FOUR! Make it three in a row! A poor effort in the field though. Shamar Joseph comes around the wicket and bowls this full again, on off, angling in, Alex Carey squeezes it nicely through cover-point, Kevin Sinclair gives chase, reaches it but when he tries to flick it back inside he fails to get contact with the ball and it rolls to the fence for four more runs.

16.44

FOUR! Two in two! Shamar Joseph goes very full again, on off, Alex Carey gets the chance to free his arms and crunches it through covers for another boundary.

16.34

FOUR! Fine shot! Shamar Joseph serves a half-volley now around off, Alex Carey leans on to his drive nicely and creams it through covers for a boundary.

16.21

Short of a length and on middle, Usman Khawaja pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.

16.14

FOUR! Nicely played! Shamar Joseph pitches this one up, on off, Usman Khawaja strides out a bit and drives it with sweet timing past mid off for a boundary.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 75/5

A Carey10 (17)

U Khawaja18 (37)

K Roach6-0-22-3

15.60

Kemar Roach continues with his fuller length, on middle, Alex Carey drives it well this time but straight back to the bowler.

15.50

Another full delivery, on off, shaping in, Alex Carey tries to drive but gets an inner edge towards mid on.

15.41

Overpitched and on off, Usman Khawaja drills it wide of mid off for a single.

15.30

Kemar Roach pitches this one up around leg, shaping away, Usman Khawaja lifts his bat up and lets it hit his pads as the ball deflects to the keeper.

15.20

Full again and outside off too, Usman Khawaja is not interested in playing at that.

15.10

Fuller one but well outside off, angling further away, Usman Khawaja leaves it alone.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 74/5

A Carey10 (15)

U Khawaja17 (33)

S Joseph3-1-6-0

14.62

On a length and on leg, Alex Carey tucks it with soft hand through square leg and comes back for the second run. Good running!

14.50

Fuller one and on middle, Alex Carey flicks it well but straight to short mid-wicket.

14.40

Pitched up and on middle, Alex Carey knocks it to mid off.

14.30

Back of a length and on middle, Alex Carey keeps it out to the off side.

14.20

Oh..close! Shamar Joseph hits the stumps but does not get a wicket here. Shamar Joseph bowls this on a good length and on off, nips back in sharply, Alex Carey tries to play at it but gets cut in half and misses, the ball kisses the top of the bail and goes through to the keeper. West Indies thinks the sound is of the edge and appeal but it is turned down. Carey is a lucky man!

14.11

Back of a length and angling into leg, Usman Khawaja helps it towards fine legg for a single.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 71/5

U Khawaja16 (32)

A Carey8 (10)

A Joseph7-0-40-2

13.61

On a length and on leg again, Usman Khawaja glances it towards fine leg for a single.

13.50

A bouncer now but around leg, Usman Khawaja ducks under it.

13.40

BEATEN! Alzarri Joseph pitches this one up, outside off, angling away, Usman Khawaja goes chasing after it but misses it. Not too far away from nicking it.

13.33

Full again and on middle, Alex Carey closes the face of the bat a bit and drills it past mid on for three more runs.

13.22

Fullish and around leg, Alex Carey clips it towards deep square leg for a brace.

13.10

Absolute beauty! Alzarri Joseph goes fuller at 147.2 clicks, on off, angling in and then shaping away, Alex Carey prods forward to block but his head falls and the ball zips past the outside edge to the keeper.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 65/5

A Carey3 (7)

U Khawaja15 (29)

S Joseph2-1-3-0

12.61

Short and on middle, Alex Carey pulls it nicely towards deep backward square leg for a run.

12.50

Full again and around off, Alex Carey tries to drive it away but gets a bottom edge towards slip cordon.

12.44b

FOUR BYES! Shamar Joseph loses his line completely and serves this way down the leg side, shaping further in, Alex Carey misses his flick and Joshua Da Silva fails to stop it with a dive to his right as the ball races to the fine leg fence for a boundary.

12.30

Shamar Joseph lands this on a good length and on off, nips back in, Alex Carey stays back to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads as the ball goes nowhere.

12.22

Short of a length and on middle, Alex Carey rolls his wrists and pulls it through square leg for couple of runs to get off the mark.

12.10

Fuller but angling into leg, Alex Carey tries to glance it away but misses.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 58/5

U Khawaja15 (29)

A Carey0 (1)

A Joseph6-0-34-2

11.60

Short of a length and on off, shaping away, Usman Khawaja hops up and keeps it out to the off side.

11.50

On a good length slanting away outside off. Usman Khawaja shoulders arms.

11.42

Back of a length and on leg, Usman Khawaja nudges it towards deep square leg for a brace.

11.30

BEATEN! Alzarri Joseph pitches this one up just around off, angling it away, Usman Khawaja gets drawn forward on the defence as the ball goes past the outside edge.

11.32nb+lb

Fullish and on leg, Alex Carey misses his flick and the ball goes off his pads through backward square leg. The batters get across for a leg bye. It is also called a No Ball for overstepping.

Alex Carey is the new batter in.

11.2W

OUT! IN THE AIR AND GONE! Alzarri Joseph gets his second now! He bangs in a quick and sharp bouncer now, on off, Mitchell Marsh goes for the pull shot, but gets hurried and the ball gets big on him. He miscues his shot in the air as it loops towards short mid-wicket where Kemar Roach takes a simple catch. Australia loses half their side now!

11.14

FOUR! SMASHED! Alzarri Joseph serves this full and around off, Mitchell Marsh leans on a bit and brings out a full-blooded cover drive as the ball zips to the fence for a boundary.

Alzarri Joseph to continue from the other end.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 50/4

U Khawaja13 (25)

M Marsh17 (18)

S Joseph1-1-0-0

10.60

BEAUTY! Shamar Joseph pitches this one up, on off, angles in and then shapes away, Usman Khawaja prods forward to block but gets beaten on the outside edge. A maiden over!

10.50

Pulls his length back now around off, shaping away, Usman Khawaja is happy to let it go to the keeper again.

10.40

Full again but on middle this time, angling in, Usman Khawaja knocks it towards mid on.

10.30

Touch fuller and outside off, Usman Khawaja lets it go to the keeper.

10.20

Back of a length and on off, shaping away again, Usman Khawaja plays inside the line of it as the ball goes through to the keeper.

10.10

Shamar Joseph starts with a good-length delivery around off, shaping away, Usman Khawaja leaves it alone.

Shamar Joseph has been introduced into the attack.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 50/4

M Marsh17 (18)

U Khawaja13 (19)

A Joseph5-0-27-1

9.60

Length again and on off, shaping in sharply again, Mitchell Marsh lifts his bat and lets it hit his pads. A slight appeal for LBW, but turned down as this one is going over.

9.50

Tight leave! Alzarri Joseph bowls this on a good length and just around off, jags back in sharply, Mitchell Marsh trusts the bounce and leaves it as the ball goes just over the stumps.

9.44

FOUR! A poor delivery and rightly punished! Alzarri Joseph goes full again but down the leg side, Mitchell Marsh just has to get some bat on it and he does that as the ball race to the fine leg fence for a boundary.

9.31lb

Fuller one but on the leg stump line, Usman Khawaja misses his glance as the ball goes off his pads behind, Joshua Da Silva dives to his right and makes a half-stop. A leg bye is taken.

9.31nb

Alzarri Joseph bangs in a sharp bouncer now, on middle and leg, Usman Khawaja gets a bit hurried but manages to sway away from it. It is called a No Ball for overstepping.

9.24

FOUR! A streaky one! Alzarri Joseph lands this on a hard length and around off, shaping away, Usman Khawaja tries to block it but gets squared up and gets an outside edge that races past the gully fielder for a boundary.

9.11

Full and on middle, shaping in, Mitchell Marsh works it off the inner half towards short mid-wicket and sets off for the run, Kemar Roach fails to pick it up on the first attempt or else there could have been a chance of a run-out.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 39/4

M Marsh12 (14)

U Khawaja9 (16)

K Roach5-0-21-3

8.61

Fullish delivery, on the pads, Mitchell Marsh clips it towards deep square leg for a run.

8.50

Back of a length and outside off, Mitchell Marsh once again misses out on his cut shot.

8.40

Just short! Kemar Roach lands this on a good length and on off, shaping away, Mitchell Marsh tries to play at it but gets an outside edge that falls just in front of gully.

8.34

FOUR! Lovely shot! Kemar Roach overpitches this time, on off, Mitchell Marsh presents the full face of the bat and drills it past the bowler and towards the long off fence for a boundary.

8.21

Back of a length and around off, Usman Khawaja drags his pull shot off the bottom half of the bat towards deep square leg for a single.

8.10

Fuller one and on middle, angling in, Usman Khawaja knocks it down the pitch.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 33/4

M Marsh7 (10)

U Khawaja8 (14)

A Joseph4-0-17-1

7.60

Pulls his length back and goes outside off once more, Mitchell Marsh leaves it alone.

7.50

Jaffa! Alzarri Joseph serves this a bit fuller and on off, angles in and then straightens a shy bit, Mitchell Marsh tries to block it from his crease but gets beaten on the outside edge.

7.40

Back of a length and outside off again, Mitchell Marsh tries to cut it away but misses.

7.36

EDGED AND SIX!  Alzarri Joseph lands this short of a length and outside off, Mitchell Marsh stays back and slashes hard at it, the ball catches the outside edge and flies off over the third man fence for a maximum.

7.20

Good bouncer! Alzarri Joseph bangs in a bumper at 142.3 clicks, Mitchell Marsh initially winds up for the pull but withdraws from his shot at the last moment.

7.10

On a length and on off, Mitchell Marsh stays back and blocks it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 27/4

U Khawaja8 (14)

M Marsh1 (4)

K Roach4-0-15-3

6.60

Another full delivery well outside off, moves away sharply after hitting the deck, Usman Khawaja offers no shot at it.

6.50

Kemar Roach continues with the fuller length, on the sixth stump line now, nips away a bit, Usman Khawaja lets it go to the keeper.

6.40

Overpitched and on off, Usman Khawaja knocks it towards mid off.

6.31

Pitched up and around off, Mitchell Marsh drives it on the up with not much timing through covers for a run.

6.21

Full now, angling in towards middle. Usman Khawaja drives it with good timing towards mid on. The batters cross for one.

6.10

No hat-trick for Kemar Roach! He charges in and delivers it fuller and swinging away outside off. Usman Khawaja shoulders arms and leaves it alone.

Kemar Roach who is on a hat-trick to operate from the opposite end.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 25/4

M Marsh0 (3)

U Khawaja7 (9)

A Joseph3-0-11-1

5.60

A good-length delivery around middle. Mitchell Marsh covers the line and blocks it with a straight bat.

5.50

A bit fuller and just outside off, Mitchell Marsh leaves it alone.

5.40

Alzarri Joseph bangs this hard into the pitch and around leg, Mitchell Marsh goes for the pull but misses it.

5.31

Back of a length and around the hips, Usman Khawaja nudges it towards fine leg for a single.

5.20

Fuller one now, on middle, Usman Khawaja closes the face of the bat and clips it to short mid-wicket.

5.10

A beauty to start with! Alzarri Joseph comes 'over the wicket and serves this full, on off, shaping away sharply, Usman Khawaja plays inside the line of it as the ball goes well past ht outside edge.

The umpires walk out onto the field for the second session of Day 2. The fielders have taken their respective positions on the ground. Usman Khawaja and Mitchell Marsh walk out to open the batting innings. Alzarri Joseph will have the ball in hand and he will start this session with the ball.

...DAY 2, SESSION 2...

We don't often see the mighty Australia in a tough spot while playing at the Gabba but today, the Windies have managed to do just that. Steven Smith, the new opening partner for Usman Khawaja couldn't take his innings deep as he was trapped in front of the stumps. Marnus Labuschagne, again unusual for him to play a rash shot and get caught out in the slip region. Cameron Green played a few good-looking shots but the field placement of Kraigg Brathwaite, near the short cover region, led to his dismissal. Travis Head went fetching for his very first ball angling down the leg side and managed to nick it. The keeper made no mistake behind the stumps and it led to his dismissal just before the session. Now, it is very important for Australia to put up a good partnership and manage to inch closer to the score West Indies has put up for them. Join us for the second session of Day 2 at 12.10 pm IST (6.40 am GMT).

The players head out to the dressing rooms for the dinner break. West Indies, before the break had managed to put a strong score on the board. The bowling duo of Alzarri Joseph and Kemar Roach have managed to wreak havoc on the Aussies in the second innings. Kemar Roach gave the first breakthrough after dismissing Steven Smith, trapping the veteran in front of the stumps. The troublesome, Marnus Labuschagne also had to depart off the bowling of Alzarri Joseph and courtesy of a brilliant catch by the debutant Kevin Sinclair. Then, Kemar Roach got two wickets in the last two deliveries before the break by dismissing Cameron Green and Travis Head. They have managed to put the Aussies on the back foot here in Gabba. Now, they will look for a few more wickets in the second session.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 24/4

T Head0 (1)

U Khawaja6 (6)

K Roach3-0-13-3

4.6W

OUT! TAKEN! TWO IN TWO FOR ROACH! The crowd at Gabba goes silent now! An unlucky way to get dismissed for Travis Head, but West Indies won't mind one bit. Kemar Roach serves this one fuller as well, but angling down the leg side, Travis Head stays there and tries to flick it away but only manages to nick it behind where Joshua Da Silva moves quickly to his right to take a sharp catch. Head goes back for a golden duck and Australia are in all sorts of trouble now. THAT WILL BE DINNER ON DAY 2!

Travis Head walks out to bat now with the hopes of laying a strong foundation for the batting innings.

4.5W

OUT! TAKEN! Kemar Roach strikes again! Great from Kraigg Brathwaite to stick with Roach and the Windies gets the reward. This is fuller in length and just around off, sticks to the surface a bit, Cameron Green takes a big stride out to drive, but the bat turns in his hand and he only manages to chip it straight to mid off, Kraigg Brathwaite there takes a dolly. Cameron Green's adventures in the middle comes to an end now!

4.40

Pitched up again from Kemar Roach but well outside off, Cameron Green offers no shot at it.

4.32

Fuller again and around off, Cameron Green leans on and drives it nicely wide of mid off for a couple of runs.

4.20

Goes fuller this time, on middle, shaping in, Cameron Green tucks it towards short mid-wicket.

4.10

Kemar Roach lands this on a good length in that channel outside off, Cameron Green lifts his bat and lets it go to the keeper.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 22/2

U Khawaja6 (6)

C Green6 (9)

A Joseph2-0-10-1

3.60

Alzarri Joseph pulls his length back now, outside off, angling away, Usman Khawaja shoulders arms to it.

3.51lb

Pitches this one up, on middle, shaping in, Cameron Green misses his flick as the ball goes off his pads through backward square leg. A leg bye is taken.

3.40

Oh..some bounce! Alzarri Joseph bowls this on a good length and on off, takes off viciously, Cameron Green stays back to defend, but the ball takes the shoulder of the bat before hitting Green's shoulder and landing safely on the off side.

3.30

On a length and on off, angling in, Cameron Green lets it go to the keeper.

3.24

FOUR! Cameron Green gets his first boundary now! Alzarri Joseph serves this fuller and around off, Cameron Green takes his front foot towards the ball, and drives it sweetly with a straight bat past mid off for a boundary.

3.10

Good leave! Alzarri Joseph lands this on a good length and on the sixth stump line, shaping in, Cameron Green watches it through and leaves it on length as the ball goes over and wide of the stumps.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 17/2

U Khawaja6 (5)

C Green2 (4)

K Roach2-0-11-1

2.60

Pulls his length back a bit and around off, Usman Khawaja offers no shot at it.

2.54

FOUR! Easy pickings! Kemar Roach goes very full but angling into the pads, Usman Khawaja just trickles it away towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.

2.40

On a length and on middle, shaping away, Usman Khawaja steers it off the outer half of the bat towards point.

2.31

Pitches this one up and on off, Cameron Green pushes it wide of mid off, Kraigg Brathwaite runs after it, slides and throws it back in one motion to keep it to just a single.

2.20

Back of a length but down the leg side, Cameron Green lets it go to the keeper.

2.10

Fuller one and around off, straightens a bit, Cameron Green leaves it alone.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 12/2

C Green1 (1)

U Khawaja2 (2)

A Joseph1-0-6-1

1.61

Fullish and on middle, Cameron Green nudges it towards mid-wicket for a single.

Cameron Green is the new batter in. He will feel the pressure to build a strong partnership.

1.5W

OUT! TAKEN AT SLIPS! What a stunning catch from Kevin Sinclair and he is having a debut to remember here. Alzarri Joseph lands this on a hard length and just around off, nips away a bit, Marnus Labuschagne stays back in his crease and just hangs his bat out to play at it without any footwork, the ball flies off the outside edge towards the slip corder, Kevin Sinclair dives to his right and takes a blinder. He runs away in celebration while the whole Windies team chases him. Australia in a bit of trouble now!

1.41

Alzarri Joseph serves a high full toss now, on off, shaping in, Usman Khawaja gets surprised but pushes it towards covers for a run.

1.33

Overpitched and on middle, Marnus Labuschagne drives it firmly down the ground as the mid off fielder chases after it and dives to keep it inside. Three runs taken.

1.20

Another appeal for LBW, but turned down! West Indies goes for the review again. This is fuller and on middle, shaping in sharply, Marnus Labuschagne tries to work it away but misses and gets hit on the pads. This one looks like going down the leg side, UltraEdge shows no bat involved and Ball Tracking indicates that wickets are indeed missing. West Indies loses a review!

1.11

Alzarri Joseph begins with a short-of-a-length delivery, on middle, shaping in, Usman Khawaja gets cramped a bit but manages to clip it away through square leg for a single to get off the mark.

Marnus Labuschagne walks out to bat at number 3. Also, Alzarri Joseph to share the attack.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 6/1

S Smith6 (6)

U Khawaja0 (0)

K Roach1-0-6-1

0.6W

OUT! LBW! Kemar Roach draws first blood! What a start for West Indies! Steven Smith's struggle as an opener continues and he will be disappointed as he looked very positive out there. This one is fuller again and on off, jags back in sharply and skids thorough, Steven Smith takes a big step across to work it away, but misses it completely due to the movement and gets hit on the pads right on the front of the stumps. A huge appeal for LBW, but the umpire says no. West Indies takes the review. UltraEdge shows no bat involved and Ball Tracking indicates three reds. Early blow for Australia as Smith walks back!

0.54

FOUR! Oh.. beautiful! Kemar Roach pitches this one up, on middle, Steven Smith stays in his crease and presents the full face of the bat to play a classy straight drive past the bowler for a boundary.

0.40

Kemar Roach lands this on a good length and on off, nips back in sharply, Steven Smith moves across to defend but misses and gets hit high on the pads.

0.30

Back of a length and well outside off, Steven Smith lets it go to the keeper.

0.20

BEATEN! Kemar Roach goes fuller this time and around off, Steven Smith steps across to block but gets beaten on the outside edge.

0.12

Steven Smith and Australia gets underway straightaway! Kemar Roach starts with a back-of-a-length delivery, on middle, Steven Smith stands tall and pulls it away nicely wide of deep square leg where a fumble allows the second run easily.

Commentary

We are all set for the second innings. The umpires are on the field and the West Indies players run out on the field. Steven Smith and Usman Khawaja walk out to open the innings and it will be Steven Smith on strike. Kemar Roach has the new pink ball in hand and is raring to go. Let's go...

... SECOND INNINGS ...

Australia, on the other hand, were pretty dominant early on and were quick to send half of their opposite back to the hut without much on the board. However, they failed to build on that and the conditions became a bit easy to bat as well. Lyon finally broke that big partnership and then the pacers made good progress with the second new ball to expose the tail. They did concede a few too many runs, but we're able to restrict their opponents. Starc was the pick of the bowlers and also reached the milestone of 350 Test wickets. They were gifted a run-out where Kemar Roach had to walk back to the pavilion which brought morale back in their side. Nathan Lyon took the last wicket as he tempted Kevin Sinclair to step out of his crease and Alex Carey behind the stumps took off the bails. It is now up to the batters to put up a strong innings and try to get a comfortable lead.

The top order of the Windies failed once again and they were reeling at 64/5. While Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Kirk Mckenzie got off to decent starts but couldn't make the most of it. It was then that magnificent 149-run partnership between Kevin Sinclair and Joshua Da Silva that took them out of that miserable situation. In the process, both of them registered their respective half-centuries as well, but both got dismissed in their 70s as well. After that, Alzarri Joseph played a counter-attacking knock of 32 runs off just 22 balls which included seven boundaries. He was well supported by debutant Kevin Sinclair who stayed out for a long time. He built another strong-looking partnership with Kemar Roach. Roach was dismissed due to miscommunication but Kevin Sinclair continued to bat long and tried to take the aggressive approach. He got to his half-century as well but was stumped soon after. 311 runs on the board for West Indies and it is the second-highest score by a visiting team in a Day/Night test match in Australia. It is now up to the bowlers to analyze the conditions well and try to get some quick wickets.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 108 overs : 311/10

K Sinclair50 (98)

S Joseph3 (9)

N Lyon28-3-81-2

107.6W

OUT! STUMPED! Fifty and out for Kevin Sinclair and that is it! Nathan Lyon tosses this one nicely, outside off, turns in a bit, Kevin Sinclair skips down the track to the leg side and tries to push it away, but loses his balance and misses it, Alex Carey behind the stumps fails to collect it on the first attempt, but has enough time to grab it on the second attempt and takes the bails off. West Indies have been bowled out for 311!

107.56

SIX! FIFTY FOR SINCLAIR! A maiden half-century on Test debut, not many do that and to do that against the Aussies in Australia says a lot about his potential. Nathan Lyon gives this one some air again, full on off, Kevin Sinclair clears his front leg away and launches it over the bowler's head for a biggie and gets to his fifty in style.

107.44

FOUR! Takes it on! This is flighted, full and around off, Kevin Sinclair extends his arms to reach for it and lofts it over mid off for a boundary. This is now the second-highest score by a visiting team in Day/Night Tests.

107.30

Tossed up, full and on off, Kevin Sinclair lunges and knocks to the left of the bowler.

107.20

Short again and outside off, Kevin Sinclair moves back and cuts it but straight to point.

107.11

Floated, short and on middle, Shamar Joseph stays back and clips it through square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 107 overs : 300/9

K Sinclair40 (93)

S Joseph2 (8)

P Cummins23-1-76-1

106.60

Swing and a miss! Pat Cummins goes short again and around leg, Kevin Sinclair back away and tries to pull it away but fails to connect.

106.51

Lucky! Pat Cummins comes around the wicket and bangs in short delivery, on off, angling in, Shamar Joseph tries to sway away but keeps his bat hanging out, the ball goes of the face of the bat through the vacant first slip region for a single. 300 up for West Indies!

106.41

On a length and on off, Kevin Sinclair stab it towards covers for a single.

106.30

Back of a length and into the body of the batter, Kevin Sinclair hops up and pats it down towards the bowler.

106.20

Touch fuller and around off, Kevin Sinclair blocks it out towards the vacant cover-point region but does not take the single.

106.10

A bouncer but down the leg side, Kevin Sinclair easily ducks under it.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 106 overs : 298/9

S Joseph1 (7)

K Sinclair39 (88)

N Lyon27-3-70-1

105.60

Looped up, full and on middle, Shamar Joseph is solid in his defence again.

105.50

Quicker, short and on off again, Shamar Joseph stays back to defend it this time.

105.40

Flatter, short and around off, Shamar Joseph stays back and dabs to point.

105.30

Flighted, full and on off, Shamar Joseph defends it on the front foot.

105.20

Floated, full and on middle, Shamar Joseph strides out and blocks it out.

105.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Shamar Joseph taps it to short covers.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 105 overs : 298/9

S Joseph1 (1)

K Sinclair39 (88)

P Cummins22-1-74-1

104.61

Fuller one and on middle, Shamar Joseph drives it down the ground for a single, there is some confusion again between the batters but no harm done this time.

Shamar Joseph walks out to bat next.

104.5W

OUT! RUN OUT! A huge mix-up in the middle and Australia gets a gift of a wicket here. Pat Cummins comes around the wicket and bowls this on a good length, on off, Kemar Roach pushes it with soft hands in front of covers and sets off for the run, Sinclair takes a few steps forward and then sends his partner back, Roach is already halfway down the pitch and slips and falls on the pitch while turning back, Marnus Labuschagne runs forward, picks up the ball and throws it to Travis Head who has run in from short leg. He collects the ball and takes off the bails.

104.40

Another bouncer at 137.9 clicks now, on middle and leg again, Kemar Roach ducks underneath it.

104.30

Pat Cummins lands this on a hard length and on off, nips away a bit, Kemar Roach steps across and keeps it out to the off side.

104.21

Back of a length and around off, Kevin Sinclair punches it through point for a single.

104.10

Pat Cummins bangs in a bouncer now, on middle and leg, Kevin Sinclair ducks under it.

Drinks! A very frustrating hour for the Aussies as they failed to pick up any wickets and Cameron Green also dropped a sitter. However, they have started to ask some questions in the last few overs and a breakthrough does not look that far away and maybe they needed this break to regroup. West Indies are going nicely with the debutant Kevin Sinclair looking solid and they will want to add as many as possible and tire the hosts even more. Mitchell Starc is up for a chat he says that the ball is holding up well but they aren't getting as much movement as yesterday.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 104 overs : 296/8

K Roach8 (37)

K Sinclair38 (86)

N Lyon26-2-70-1

103.60

Tossed up on leg. Kemar Roach plays it across the line and pats it down towards short leg. Good batting by West Indies in the first hour of play.

103.50

Uppish and on middle from 'round the wicket. Kemar Roach plays it close to his body and yet again, blocks it.

103.40

Uppish and on middle. Kemar Roach covers the line and plants it down into the track.

103.30

Tossed full on off. Kemar Roach blocks it out on the off side with a solid hand.

103.20

Fullish again, this one turns down the leg side. Kemar Roach walks across and leaves it alone as it bouned high.

103.10

Fullish and on middle. Kemar Roach covers the line and blocks it out on the leg side.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 103 overs : 296/8

K Sinclair38 (86)

K Roach8 (31)

P Cummins21-1-72-1

102.60

Well left! On a good length and Pat Cummins delivers it outside off. Kevin Sinclair shoulders arms this one as well.

102.50

Fuller and swinging in towards middle. Kevin Sinclair plays it with a straight bat and knocks it to the left of the bowler.

102.40

Sticks to the good length and keeps it outside off. Kevin Sinclair shoulders arms and leaves this one alone for the keeper to collect.

102.30

Beaten! On a good length outside off. Kevin Sinclair hangs back and tries to cut it away. The ball bounces over the bat and sails off to the keeper.

102.21

On a length over off. Kemar Roach watches it and punches it towards covers to hurry away for a single.

102.10

On the hard length around off. Kemar Roach rocks forward and knocks it back towards the bowler.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 102 overs : 295/8

K Sinclair38 (82)

K Roach7 (29)

N Lyon25-1-70-1

101.64

FOUR! SWEPT AWAY! Nathan Lyon serves this fuller but his one is on the leg stump. Kevin Sinclair sweeps it well and places it right in the gap. The ball races away to the fence for four runs and West Indies are just 5 runs short of putting up 300 on the board.

101.50

Flatter and fuller on off. Kevin Sinclair is playing him well and again, blocks it out.

101.40

Looped up on off. Kevin Sinclair puts his bat down to cover the line of the ball, blocking it with a light hand.

101.32

Very full right under the bat. Kevin Sinclair drives it through the gap at covers for a couple of runs.

101.20

Uppish and on middle again. Kevin Sinclair knocks it down to the right of the bowler.

101.10

Fullish and turning onto middle. Kevin Sinclair covers the line and blocks it out towards short leg.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 101 overs : 289/8

K Sinclair32 (76)

K Roach7 (29)

P Cummins20-1-71-1

100.61

Dropped short now over off. Kevin Sinclair gets on top of it and punches it to deep point for a single to end the over. Does Australia and Pat Cummins need to change things up a bit to get wickets?

100.50

Slightly fuller and nibbling in towards off. Kevin Sinclair judges it well and shoulders arms this one.

100.40

Banged short now over middle. Kevin Sinclair ducks under the ball and lets it fly away to the keeper.

100.30

On the good length and around off. Kevin Sinclair waits for it and punches it towards point.

100.20

On a good length and quicker outside off. Kevin Sinclair tries to play it across the line but gets beaten for pace.

100.10

On the hard length over off. Kevin Sinclair plays it close to his body and punches it towards covers.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 100 overs : 288/8

K Roach7 (29)

K Sinclair31 (70)

N Lyon24-1-64-1

99.60

Edged but lands short! Tossed up and just drifting onto off. Kemar Roach gets the outer edge but the ball doesn't carry to the fielder at first slip.

99.51

Uppish, again on off. Kevin Sinclair drives it past the non-striker towards long off. They cross for a single.

99.40

A bit short over off this time. Kevin Sinclair rocks back and punches it towards the fielder at point.

99.30

Floated up again around off. Kevin Sinclair doesn't let it turn and knocks it down towards covers.

99.20

Fuller and around off again. Kevin Sinclair lunges forward and keeps it out towards point.

99.11

Looped full around off. Kemar Roach swings his blade wildly and hacks it across the line past mid-wicket. They run a single. Aggressive field placement for Nathan Lyon's over.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 99 overs : 286/8

K Sinclair30 (66)

K Roach6 (27)

P Cummins19-1-70-1

98.60

The first maiden over for Pat Cummins! On the good length outside off. Kevin Sinclair doesn't want to take any more risks and he shoulders arms. 2 maiden overs in a row, is there a wicket to follow?

98.50

Hanging on to the hard length, Pat Cummins bowls this one around off. Kevin Sinclair blocks it out into the pitch with a solid hand.

98.40

Sticks to the good length outside off. Kevin Sinclair shoulders arms and lets this one fly away to the keeper.

98.30

DROPPED! On the good length around off. Kevin Sinclair tries to reach for it without any foot movement. The ball nicks the edge and flies towards Cameron Green at gully who puts down a fairly easy chance. The first signs of struggle from Kevin Sinclair.

98.20

On a hard length outside off. Kevin Sinclair shoulders arms and leaves this one alone.

98.10

Bangs it short to start off. Kevin Sinclair tries to get on top of it and pull it away but gets hurried and misses the connection.

Change from both ends as Pat Cummins brings himself into the attack now.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 98 overs : 286/8

K Roach6 (27)

K Sinclair30 (60)

N Lyon23-1-62-1

97.60

A maiden over! He has stuck to the fuller length and around the off stump line. Kemar Roach was defensive and covered the line to block it out. Disciplined cricket by the batter and the bowler.

97.50

Flighted full around off. Kemar Roach again, defends it solidly covering the line.

97.40

Floated full again angling on off. Kemar Roach has to defend again.

97.30

A replica of the previous one. Kemar Roach plays it a bit late and keeps it out on the off side.

97.20

Looped full spinning in towards off. Kemar Roach again defends it with a solid hand.

97.10

Fullish and on off. Kemar Roach puts his foot forward and blocks it safely.

Pat Cummins has gone to Nathan Lyon to get the breakthrough here. Spin for the first time on Day 2.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 97 overs : 286/8

K Sinclair30 (60)

K Roach6 (21)

M Starc24-3-82-4

96.62

A fumble in the field! Bowls it on a length around off. Kevin Sinclair drives it with good timing towards mid off. Marnus Labuschagne has misjudged the ball and he fails to collect it. The batters get a couple of runs in the process. A good over for West Indies but more frustration for the Aussies.

96.54

FOUR! Off the edge! Mitchell Starc sticks to the full length and keeps this one outside off. Kevin Sinclair slashes at it hard but the ball catches the thick outer edge and sails over the fielders at slip, racing away to the fence for a boundary

96.40

Full again this time angling onto off from 'round the wicket. Kevin Sinclair drives it straight and Pat Cummins and mid on does well to stop the ball.

96.31

Fuller outside off. Kemar Roach moves towards it and drives it to deep cover for another single.

96.21

On a length angling towards off. Kevin Sinclair opens up the face of his bat and punches it ahead of point. They cross for a single.

96.12

Fuller and swinging in from 'round the wicket. Kevin Sinclair slices it wide of deep point and sets off for a quick couple of runs.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 96 overs : 276/8

K Roach5 (20)

K Sinclair21 (55)

J Hazlewood20-6-38-2

95.60

A maiden over! On a good length, this time shaping inwards on the pads. Kemar Roach rocks back and blocks it away towards the leg side. A very good over from Josh Hazlewood.

95.50

Josh Hazlewood bangs it short and surprises the batter. Kemar Roach has to take evasive action at the last moment and ducks under it.

95.40

Slightly fuller and around off. Kemar Roach brings his bat forward and blocks it with a straight blade.

95.30

On a length and keeps it outside off this time. Kemar Roach watches it carry to the keeper and doesn't offer a shot.

95.20

Fuller now, swinging out towards off. Kemar Roach covers the line and defends it with a light hand. Sensible batting from these two.

95.10

On the hard length around off. Kemar Roach gets on the back foot and blocks it out into the ground safely.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 95 overs : 276/8

K Roach5 (14)

K Sinclair21 (55)

M Starc23-3-72-4

94.61

Fuller, again swinging away outside off. Kemar Roach has to fetch it from outside off and slices it to deep point to end the over with  single.

94.50

A bit shorter and angling away just outside off. Kemar Roach tries to block it but the ball zips past the outer edge and that brings out a couple of gasps from the crowd.

94.41

Full and straight on middle. Kevin Sinclair knocks it down towards covers and crosses for an easy single. West Indies are playing it very safe out here.

94.30

Short and going down leg. Kevin Sinclair squats under it and leaves it alone for the keeper.

94.20

On a length, this time around leg. Kevin Sinclair is taken aback by the bounce and is hit on the body as he tries to block it.

94.10

Very full around off. Kevin Sinclair plays it late and digs it out towards covers.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 94 overs : 274/8

K Roach4 (12)

K Sinclair20 (51)

J Hazlewood19-5-38-2

93.60

Lovely delivery! Fuller and just swinging away outside off. Kemar Roach tries to play it down the ground but the ball swings past his blade missing the outer edge by a whisker.

93.51

Fuller and around off. Kevin Sinclair punches it through point and gets to the other end with a single.

93.40

Again drops it short over off. Kevin Sinclair has to take evasive action and ducks under it.

93.30

A bit fuller and straighter outside off. Kevin Sinclair tries to slice it away but is beaten for pace.

93.20

On a length nibbling away outside off. Kevin Sinclair watches it closely and leaves it alone for the keeper.

93.10

Fiery! A bouncer to start the over. Kevin Sinclair has to duck under it to evade it.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 93 overs : 273/8

K Roach4 (11)

K Sinclair19 (46)

M Starc22-3-70-4

92.60

On the hard length swinging away outside off. Kemar Roach leaves it without any hesitation. A tight over from Mitchell Starc.

92.50

A bit quicker and on a length around the pads. Kemar Roach tries to nudge it away bit is hit on the side of his thigh.

92.40

Sticks to the good length and keeps it outside off. Kemar Roach shoulders arms and leaves it alone.

92.30

Again, on a good length outside off. Kemar Roach tries to cut it but te ball gets the bottom half of the bat and rolls away on the pitch.

92.20

Lovely delivery! Serves it full and swinging away outside off. Kemar Roach tries to punch it but the ball nibbles away past the outer edge.

92.11

Full and swinging away outside off. Kevin Sinclair drives it past covers for a single to begin the over.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 92 overs : 272/8

K Roach4 (6)

K Sinclair18 (45)

J Hazlewood18-5-37-2

91.60

Josh Hazlewood bangs it short and bowls a bouncer to end the over. Kemar Roach ducks under it safely and lets it go to the keeper.

91.50

Fuller and straighter now on off. Kemar Roach puts his foot forward and blocks it with a solid hand.

91.44

FOUR! Flicked Away! On a good length, Josh Hazlewood angles it towards the pads. Kemar Roach flicks it wide of short fine and the ball runs off to the fence for four runs

91.30

On a length nipping back in around off. Kemar Roach shoulders arms and leaves it alone for the keeper.

91.21

Sticks to the good length around off. Kevin Sinclair waits for it and punches it through covers for one run.

91.10

Fuller and angling towards off. Kevin Sinclair judges it well and shoulders arms.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 91 overs : 267/8

K Sinclair17 (43)

K Roach0 (2)

M Starc21-3-69-4

90.61

A run to end the over. Mitchell Starc serves it on a length around off. Kevin Sinclair hangs back and punches it through point to take the first run of the day.

90.50

Fuller again swinging outside off. Kevin Sinclair isn't interested in reaching for it and leaves it alone.

90.40

Slightly fuller and around off. Kevin Sinclair shoulders arms this one as well and it carries away to the keeper.

90.30

On a length going outside off. Kevin Sinclair shoulders arms.

90.20

Beaten! Bangs it short and quick over off. Kevin Sinclair has been sniffed the leather ass the ball zips past his face towards the keeper. Extra bounce on that too.

90.10

Short and straight over leg. Kevin Sinclair hangs back and blocks it close to his chest.

Mitchell Starc to share the attack.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 90 overs : 266/8

K Roach0 (2)

K Sinclair16 (37)

J Hazlewood17-5-32-2

89.60

On the hard length again, this one straighter outside off. Kemar Roach shoulders arms.

89.50

Starts the day with a length delivery, nipping back in towards off. Kemar Roach, the new batter in shoulder arms.

We are all set to start Day 2! There was a bit of drizzle around earlier but that has stopped and we are beginning on time. The players are already out in the middle now. After that wicket of Alzarri Joseph just before Stumps, Kemar Roach joins Kevin Sinclair at the crease for West Indies. Josh Hazlewood to complete his over to start proceedings here. Let's play...

West Indies had a lot to take from the First Day. The openers laid a strong foundation but couldn't take the innings deep. Kavem Hodge and Joshua Da Silva took things in their own hands and tired out everyone from the Aussie side in the second session. They put up a strong stand and put up a good score on the board, reaching their half centuries along the way. In the third session, they lost a couple of wickets but Alzarri Joseph took the aggressive route and took the bowlers to the cleaners. The Day ended with his wicket. Today, they will hope to put as many runs on the board as they can. Hopefully the weather stays clear and the rain gods don't interrupt proceedings. The action on Day 2 starts in a bit.

The hosts had a tiresome first day on the ground. After a very strong first session, they were frustrated by Kavem Hodge and Joshua Da Silva in the second session. With the new ball available halfway after the third session, the Aussies struck a couple of times and bounced back in the game. Mitchell Starc was the standout performer with four wickets which included his 350th Test scalp as well, and he will be eying for a fifer here. Now, they will hope that they bowl out the visitors and come out to bat in the first session itself.

Hello and a very warm welcome folks! It is Day 2 of the second test between Australia and West Indies. The venue for this match is the historic Gabba Stadium in Brisbane also known as the fortress of the Aussies. It was an entertaining Day 1 and this game is nicely poised at the moment.

... DAY 2, SESSION 1 ...

Right then, that is it from a very entertaining Day 1 of this Day/Night Test. On Day 2, West Indies will look to add as many runs as possible, while the Aussie will want to bowl them out quickly. The action will start on 26th January, Friday at 9.30 am IST (4 am GMT), but you can join us early for all the build-up. Cheers!

Usman Khawaja, the newly named 2023 ICC Men's Cricketer of the Year is up for a chat. He says that he has known about the award for a week. Adds that it was an interesting year for him and the team. Talks about how the Ashes was special for him. Mentions that he has worked hard to play against spin and mentions that the innings he played in Dubai a few years ago was a big confidence booster for him.

Joshua Da Silva and Kavem Hodge came out to bat after the Dinner break and continued from where they left off in the previous session. They increased the scoring rate and both of them brought up their respective fifties with Hodge registering his first in Test cricket. They saw out till the end of the session solidly and extended the partnership. Pat Cummins stuck with Nathan Lyon and got his reward when he trapped Joshua Da Silva in front of the stumps to break the fantastic 149-run partnership. Mitchell Starc was given the second new ball and he removed Kavem Hodge to pick his fourth wicket as both the set batters went back in their 70s. The Aussies were hoping to build on that and remove the tail quickly, but that was not the case at all. Alzarri Joseph and Kevin Sinclair counter-attacked excellently and took the opportunity to score quick runs with the new ball. They played a few lusty blows especially Joseph who scored a quick-fire 32 off just 22 balls with seven boundaries, but it was his ultra-attacking intent that led to his downfall in the last over before Stumps.

The second session was all about the terrific fightback from West Indies. Joshua Da Silva and Kavem Hodge took responsibility and were rock solid with the bat throughout that session. They judged the deliveries well and did not get tempted to throw their bats at anything. While being sensible, they did not go into their shell; they rotated the strike well and put away the loose balls to release the pressure on them. Together, they added 81 runs and saw the entire session out without losing any more wickets.

Australia after being asked to bowl first, started off brilliantly in the first session. Their opening pace duo of Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc piled up the pressure on the batters before the former finally drew first blood. They then let the batters settle in for a bit, and Pat Cummins broke that stand with a nice set up. However, then it was all about Mitchell Starc who picked up his 350th Test wicket and ended the session with two more to send half the Windies team back in the hut before Tea.

A riveting Day 1 comes to an end! Session Summary - 121 runs and 3 wickets in 37 overs. It all started with Australia's dominance with the ball led by Mitchell Starc. Then we saw West Indies come back in this game with an exceptional partnership between Kavem Hodge and Joshua Da Silva while in the third session, both teams went hard at each other with the hosts just edging it in the end. All of this action unfolded in front of a record crowd at Gabba for a Test against the Windies.

89.4W

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Josh Hazlewood is all riled up as he bowls it on a good length just shaping away outside off. Alzarri Joseph tries to punch it on the off side but the ball nicks the outer edge and flies away to Steven Smith at second slip who has been on the money all day. He takes a simple catch. That will be the end of play for Day 1 and it has been a good day for West Indies with the bat.

89.30

On the hard length and on the pads. Alzarri Joseph nudges it away towards the short leg region and is sent back by Kevin Sinclair.

89.20

A spicy bouncer over off. Alzarri Joseph ducks under it to take evasive action.

89.14

FOUR! LOFTED AWAY DOWN THE GROUND! On a good length around off. Alzarri Joseph stands back and just muscles it down the ground. The ball clears the infield and bounces away to the long off fence for four runs.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 89 overs : 262/7

K Sinclair16 (37)

A Joseph28 (18)

M Starc20-3-68-4

88.60

On a length swinging in towards off. Kevin Sinclair shoulders arms and lets this one through. A good spell by Mitchell Starc for today.

88.51

Fuller and swinging into the pads. Alzarri Joseph flicks it away to deep square leg and takes a single to get to the other end. Mitchell Starc is riled up.

88.40

Beaten! Fuller and outside off. Alzarri Joseph tries to drive it but gets beaten by the bounce. A couple of aggressive glances from Mitchell Starc.

88.34

FOUR AGAIN! Alzarri Joseph is on a roll here, this time it was fortunate. Starc delivers it quicker and outside off. Alzarri Joseph swings his blade hard and the ball deflects off the other half and flies over the slip fielders. The ball meets the third man fence for consecutive boundaries.

88.24

FOUR! WOW! SUPERB HITTING! Mitchell Starc delivers it fuller and around off. Alzarri Joseph finds it in his slot and lofts it over covers. The ball rockets away to the fence for four runs more.

88.10

Short and outside off. Alzarri Joseph tries to cut it over point but is beaten for pace and the bounce.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 88 overs : 253/7

K Sinclair16 (36)

A Joseph19 (13)

P Cummins18-0-70-1

87.60

On a good length swinging down the leg side. Kevin Sinclair leaves it alone and Alex Carey has to dive to his left to stop that one.

87.53

Good shot! Fuller again swinging in towards middle. Alzarri Joseph drives it straight past the bowler bu gets his timing wrong. The ball stops short of the fence but the batters runs three runs.

87.40

A bouncer over middle. Alzarri Joseph ducks under it and lets it fly away to the keeper.

87.34

FOUR! LUCKY EDGE! Pat Cummins bowls it quicker and fuller around off. Alzarri Joseph manages to nick the ball on the other edge and the ball runs through the third slip and gully who are left looking at each other. The ball races off the the fence for four runs.

87.20

A loud appeal! On a good length swinging back in. Alzarri Joseph is rapped high on the pads. There is a loud appeal but the umpire feels it is too high for the wickets to be hitting.

87.10

On the hard length outside off. Alzarri Joseph was almost tempted to reach for it but backs out of it at the last moment. The ball bounces over his blade.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 87 overs : 246/7

K Sinclair16 (35)

A Joseph12 (8)

M Starc19-3-59-4

86.60

A full delivery swinging into the pads. Kevin Sinclair brings down his bat and defends solidly. A good end to the over.

86.50

Shorter now outside off. Kevin Sinclair shoulders arms and lets it carry to the keeper.

86.44

FOUR! Nicely timed! Fuller and on off from Mitchell Starc. Kevin Sinclair plays a solid straight drive and gets the timing to perfection. The ball runs off to the long off fence for four runs and he holds the pose for a few pictures as well.

86.30

Bangs it short but wide outside off. Kevin Sinclair leaves it alone and Alex Carey has to run a lot to his right to stop it.

86.20

Another swinging yorker on the pads. Kevin Sinclair flicks it off to the fielder at mid-wicket.

86.10

On a good length swinging back in toward off. Kevin Sinclair shoulders arms and leaves it alone for the keeper.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 86 overs : 242/7

A Joseph12 (8)

K Sinclair12 (29)

P Cummins17-0-63-1

85.64

FOUR! BRAVE SHOT! Fuller and around off. Alzarri Joseph leans forward and lofts it over mid off with enough timing to clear the fielder. The ball races away to the long off fence for four runs more off his bat.

85.54b

FOUR BYES! No one read the inswinger. Fuller and swinging in towards leg. Alzarri Joseph misses the flick as the ball swings further in. Even the keeper misses it and the ball runs off to the fine leg fence for four extra runs.

85.40

On a very good length around off. Alzarri Joseph tries to block it but the ball swings away and misses the outer half of the bat.

85.34

FOUR! Alzarri Joseph is dealing in boundaries! On a hard length around off. Alzarri Joseph gets on top of it and plays it late. The ball is placed well in the gap behind point and races away to the fence for four runs.

85.21

Fuller and again an inswinger on the pads. Kevin Sinclair manages to flick it away past square leg to run one. The batters are really being tested against this attack.

85.10

Full and outside off. Kevin Sinclair drives it towards the fielder at point.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 85 overs : 229/7

A Joseph4 (4)

K Sinclair11 (27)

M Starc18-3-55-4

84.60

A bit fuller and again, swinging in towards off. Alzarri Joseph shoulders arms and opts out of playing that one.

84.54

FOUR! Off the mark in style! Mitchell Starc delivers it full and swings into the pads. Alzarri Joseph flicks it off perfectly through mid-wicket. The ball rockets away to the fence for four runs.

84.40

Again, on the hard length and sizzles back in over off. Alzarri Joseph shoulders arms and lets it go. A calculated leave.

84.30

On a good length around off. Alzarri Joseph covers the off stump line but the ball zips past the outer edge and carries away to the keeper. That one got the crowd woken up.

Alzarri Joseph comes out to the middle now.

84.2W

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Mitchell Starc GETS HIS FOURTH! Charges in and delivers it fuller and swinging into middle. Kavem Hodge wants to flick it away but closes the face of his bat early as the ball flies off the outside edge. Steven Smith is the man at second slip who doesn't miss this easy chance. Mitchell Starc continues to destroy the opposition with the pink ball. A brilliant knock from Hodge comes to an end and he is a bit disappointed with himself as a hundred was there for the taking. He walks off to warm applause from the crowd and raises his bat to acknowledge all of it.

84.10

Fuller and swinging in sharply on off. Kavem Hodge plays it late and manages to jam it out towards gully.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 84 overs : 225/6

K Sinclair11 (27)

K Hodge71 (192)

J Hazlewood16-5-28-1

83.60

Again, on a length swinging in towards off. Kevin Sinclair tries to block it but the ball catches the outer edge and rolls away towards gully. Cameron Green makes a good diving stop. Just a single off the last 2 overs.

83.50

On a good length outside off. Kevin Sinclair watches the ball and leaves it alone for the keeper to collect.

83.40

On a good length and swinging down the leg side. Kevin Sinclair tries to flick it away but is beaten by the swing.

83.30

Full and straight around off. Kevin Sinclair blocks it out with a straight bat. The ball rolls away to mid on.

83.21

On a good length swinging back into the pads. Kavem Hodge nudges it away to square leg and runs one.

83.10

On a length outside off. Kavem Hodge shoulders arms and lets the keeper collect it.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 83 overs : 224/6

K Sinclair11 (23)

K Hodge70 (190)

M Starc17-3-51-3

82.60

A maiden over! Serves it on a good length around leg. Kevin Sinclair pats it down on the leg side but is sent back by his partner.

82.50

Beaten! Quicker and fuller angling outside off. Kevin Sinclair has a swipe with his blade but is beaten for pace.

82.40

Fuller and swinging in towards middle. Kevin Sinclair drives it towards mid on where the fielder collects it.

82.30

Fuller and outside off. Kevin Sinclair watches the ball carry away to the keeper.

82.20

Another inswinging yorker around leg. Kevin Sinclair is again hit on the pads trying to dig it out. A loud appeal but the umpire feels it is angling down the leg stump.

82.10

Good stop! Short and outside off. Kevin Sinclair cuts it towards gully. Cameron Green reaches out with en extended hand and stops the ball from going through.

Just In - Usman Khawaja has been named the 2023 ICC Men's Test Cricketer of the Year. A great achievement for him and he well and truly deserved it.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 82 overs : 224/6

K Hodge70 (190)

K Sinclair11 (17)

J Hazlewood15-5-27-1

81.60

A good comeback by Josh Hazlewood as he delivers it straight on on a length. Kavem Hodge covers the line and blocks it with a straight bat.

81.50

Fuller and shaping outwards. Kavem Hodge reaches for it and drives it towards the fielder at point.

81.40

On a good length straightening onto the pads. Kavem Hodge covers the line and knocks it back towards the bowler.

81.31

Fuller and outside off. Kevin Sinclair pats it toward point and sneaks in a quick single to get to the other end.

81.20

On a length swinging back in around off. Kevin Sinclair shoulders arms at the last moment and decides to let it go to the keeper.

81.14

FOUR! Welcome boundary for Josh Hazlewood! On a good length and slower around off. Kevin Sinclair plays it late. The ball gets off the outer edge and rolls away past gully towards the third man fence for four runs.

Josh Hazlewood to operate again from the other end with the second new ball.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 81 overs : 219/6

K Hodge70 (187)

K Sinclair6 (14)

M Starc16-2-51-3

80.60

Nails the yorker again. Kavem Hodge brings his bat down in time and manages to dig it out on the off side.

80.50

A wide yorker, swinging in towards off. Kavem Hodge watches it carry away to the keeper.

80.40

That slipped out of his hand! Mitchell Starc delivers an unusual full toss wide outside off. Kavem Hodge leaves it alone for the keeper to collect.

80.31

Drops it short now over leg. Kevin Sinclair hangs back and blocs it right in front of his chest. The ball rolls away to the short leg region and the batters run one.

80.20

Woah! A swinging yorker, swinging into the pads. Kevin Sinclair is surprised and is hit on the pads. However, the ball is angling down the leg side so the umpire stays unmoved by the appeal.

80.10

Short and going down the leg side. Kevin Sinclair leaves it alone. Alex Carey does well to dive to his left to stop it.

The second new ball is available now. Australia have decided to take it straightaway and Mitchell Starc has it in his hand. West Indies batters will be tested now.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 80 overs : 218/6

K Hodge70 (184)

K Sinclair5 (11)

N Lyon22-0-62-1

79.60

Quicker and flatter on off. Kavem Hodge covers the line and blocks it with a light hand. End of 80 overs and we might see the new ball being taken.

79.50

A bit shot now slanting towards leg. Kavem Hodge rocks back and glances it to short fine leg.

79.40

Uppish and turning into off. Kavem Hodge rocks back and defends this one as well.

79.30

Tossed up around off. Kavem Hodge waits for the ball to turn in and then pats it down on the track.

79.20

Fuller, and on off. Kavem Hodge blocks it on the on side safely.

79.13

Well placed! A bit short and around off. Kevin Sinclair punches it through covers and the fielder has a long chase to stop the ball. The batters run thee runs in the meantime.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 79 overs : 215/6

K Sinclair2 (10)

K Hodge70 (179)

T Head3-0-14-0

78.61

Pitched up around off. Kevin Sinclair punches it wide of point and takes a single.

78.50

Tossed up around off. Kevin Sinclair rocks back and punches it to covers where the fielder collects it.

78.40

Fuller and outside off. Kevin Sinclair tries to cut it away but is beaten by the turn.

78.30

Peach! Fullish from Travis Head just outside off. Kevin Sinclair goes back and tries to block it but is beaten.

78.20

Uppish and on off. Kevin Sinclair rocks forward and drives it to mid off.

78.10

Short over off. Kevin Sinclair rocks back and pulls it to mid on.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 78 overs : 214/6

K Hodge70 (179)

K Sinclair1 (4)

N Lyon21-0-59-1

77.60

Short again around off. Kavem Hodge rocks back and nudges it to short leg. A fantastic over for Australia.

77.51

First runs in Test cricket for Kevin Sinclair as he pushes a fuller length delivery by Nathan Lyon towards point and takes a quick single. He celebrates and that run will give him more confidence.

77.40

A bit short now on middle. Kevin Sinclair rocks back and pats it down on the track with a light hand.

77.30

Flatter and full on off. Kevin Sinclair defends this one solidly off his front foot.

77.20

Tossed up on off. Kevin Sinclair blocks it out on the off side. A good first ball for the young man.

Kevin Sinclair walks out to bat on debut. The second new ball is available in 2.5 overs.

77.1W

OUT! LBW! GIVEN but Joshua Da Silva wants to have a look upstairs. Looks pretty straightforward. Nathan Lyon serves it full and straight on middle. Joshua Da Silva gets on the back foot to nudge it away. He is rapped on the pads and the ball hasn't made any contact with the bat. UltraEdge confirms that everything is in red in Ball Tracking. Joshua Da Silva will have to depart after a gritty knock. Nathan Lyon has finally provided the much-anticipated breakthrough for Australia.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 77 overs : 213/5

K Hodge70 (178)

Da Silva79 (156)

T Head2-0-13-0

76.60

Pitched back outside off. Kavem Hodge pats it down towards the point region.

76.50

Short again angling down the leg side. Kavem Hodge is beaten as he tries to sweep it.

76.40

A bit short around off. Kavem Hodge rocks back and defends it with a light hand.

76.31

Uppish and around off. Joshua Da Silva rocks ahead and drives it to long on to cross.

76.21

Tossed up around off. Kavem Hodge flicks it to mid-wicket for one more run.

76.11

Full and around off. Joshua Da Silva drives it to long on to run a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 76 overs : 210/5

K Hodge69 (174)

Da Silva77 (154)

N Lyon20-0-58-0

75.60

Looped up outside off. Kavem Hodge covers the line and drives it towards mid on.

75.51

Fullish and on middle. Joshua Da Silva drives it to long on for a single.

75.40

Pitched up around leg. Joshua Da Silva punches it to the mid-wicket region.

75.30

Fullish and drifting away outside leg. Joshua Da Silva nudges it past short leg.

75.21

Flighted up around off. Kavem Hodge gets on the front foot now and blocks it out solidly.

75.10

Floated full outside off. Kavem Hodge rocks back and blocks it off on the off side.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 75 overs : 208/5

Da Silva76 (151)

K Hodge68 (171)

T Head1-0-10-0

74.64

FOUR! A good end to the over! Uppish and around off. Joshua Da Silva lunges forward and drives it through covers. The ball is hit well and it races away to the fence for four runs.

74.50

Uppish and on off. Joshua Da Silva drives it to Nathan Lyon at mid off.

74.40

Fullish and on off. Joshua Da Silva drives it to mid off where the fielder collects it.

74.34

FOUR! NICELY TIMED! Travis Head tosses it up around off. Joshua Da Silva drives it down the ground and Nathan Lyon at mid off fails to stop it. The ball races away to the fence for four runs.

74.20

Flighted full angling onto middle. Joshua Da Silva defends it solidly.

74.12

Looped up outside off. Joshua Da Silva reaches for it and drives it to extra covers region for a couple. 200 comes up on the board for West Indies.

We will see some offies from Travis Head now.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 74 overs : 198/5

K Hodge68 (171)

Da Silva66 (145)

N Lyon19-0-56-0

73.60

Floated up angling onto leg. Kavem Hodge rocks back and nudges it away to short fine leg. A dot to end the over.

73.51

Slower and full again on leg. Joshua Da Silva waits for it and drives it past mid on for another single.

73.40

Flighted full angling away from off. Joshua Da Silva rocks back and punches it back to the bowler.

73.31

Tossed up around off. Kavem Hodge lunges forward and drives it wide of mid on. They run a single.

73.20

Slower and fuller. Kavem Hodge is taken aback by the sharp turn inside but manages to block it out.

73.14

FOUR! Nathan Lyon is greeted with a boundary! A short delivery around middle. Kavem Hodge gets tempted and pulls it, timing it well through square leg. The ball races away to the fence for four runs.

Nathan Lyon is back on the field and will continue his spell.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 73 overs : 192/5

Da Silva65 (143)

K Hodge63 (167)

M Starc15-2-50-3

72.60

Full again slanting away outside off. Joshua Da Silva drives it but straight to the fielder at short cover. Only 3 runs were conceded in this over.

72.51

Fuller and straighter on the pads. Kavem Hodge pats it lightly on the on side and sneaks in a quick single. Good running between the wickets by these two.

72.40

Good bounce! On a very good length angling away outside off. Kavem Hodge shoulders arms as the ball carries well to the keeper.

72.30

Fuller one and outside off, Kavem Hodge offers no shot at it.

72.21

Again, on the good length around off. Joshua Da Silva gets on top of it and  punches it through point for a single.

72.11

Nearly chopped on! On a good length outside off. Kavem Hodge tries to cut it away but the ball deflects off the inside edge and rolls away to the fine leg area. A close call but Kavem Hodge is fortunate and they run a single.

Drinks Break! The grit of Joshua Da Silva and Kavem Hodge is remarkable. They have managed to frustrate the Aussies with their patient batting. Hodge has the exact idea of where his stumps are and has flirted with those deliveries that seam in towards off by leaving them. Pat Cummins has used all his strike bowlers in the arsenal, but the batters have answers to every ball delivered by the Aussies. They have maintained the same mentality and now, with the ball getting softer, the runs are easier to come. Can Pat Cummins try and change the bowling a bit bringing, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, or Steven Smith to bowl some overs? We shall find out soon after the break. Also, Nathan Lyon is off the field now to get some treatment.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 72 overs : 189/5

Da Silva64 (141)

K Hodge61 (163)

N Lyon18-0-50-0

71.60

Looped up, full and on middle, Joshua Da Silva drills it towards wide mid on. Lyon is struggling a bit here as he barely had any follow-through on this delivery.

71.50

Flatter, full and on middle, Joshua Da Silva knocks it to the right of the bowler. He is holding his calf and it looks like there is a bit of an issue with it.

71.41

Goes short again, on off, Kavem Hodge punches it towards covers for a run.

71.30

Floated, full and around off, Kavem Hodge strides out across and tucks it to short mid-wicket.

71.20

Tossed up, full and on middle, Kavem Hodge pushes it back to the bowler.

71.11

Short and on middle, Joshua Da Silva moves back and flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

Nathan Lyon is bowling a long spell here as he will continue from the other end.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 71 overs : 187/5

K Hodge60 (160)

Da Silva63 (138)

M Starc14-2-47-3

70.60

Overpitched and outside off, Kavem Hodge goes for the drive but mistimes it to point.

70.51

Fullish and on leg, Joshua Da Silva clips it through square leg for one.

70.40

Back of a length and on middle, Joshua Da Silva keeps it out to the leg side.

70.30

Fuller again and on off, Joshua Da Silva knocks it towards mid off.

70.21

EDGED BUT SAFE! A brilliant effort through! This is fuller and outside off, Kavem Hodge goes for the drive away from the body, and gets an outside edge that flies wide of gully, Cameron Green dives to his left and gets his outstretched left hand to it but fails to grab it. They cross.

70.11

Back of a length and on the hips, Joshua Da Silva nudges it through square leg for a single.

Mitchell Starc is brought into the attack for the first time this session.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 70 overs : 184/5

K Hodge59 (158)

Da Silva61 (134)

N Lyon17-0-48-0

69.60

Shorter in length and on middle, Kavem Hodge turns it to the leg side.

69.50

Flatter, fullish and on off, skids through as well, Kavem Hodge moves back and gets hurried but manages to keep it out to the off side.

69.40

Floated, full and around off, Kavem Hodge prods forward and reaches for it, the ball goes off the upper half of the bat along the ground to pont.

69.30

Tossed up, full and on off, Kavem Hodge strides out and blocks to the left of Lyon.

69.21

Short again and around off, Joshua Da Silva punches it off the back foot through covers for a single.

69.10

Floated, short and on middle, Joshua Da Silva stays back and tucks it short leg.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 69 overs : 183/5

K Hodge59 (154)

Da Silva60 (132)

P Cummins16-0-54-1

68.64

FOUR! Nicely played! Pat Cummins serves a half-volley around off, Kavem Hodge gets his front foot forward and drives it beautifully with the full face of the bat past mid off for a boundary. He holds the pose for a few seconds for the cameras.

68.50

Pat Cummins lands this on a good length around off, shaping in, Kavem Hodge lets it go to the keeper.

68.40

Pitches this one up, on off, Kavem Hodge strides out and defends it to the left of the bowler.

68.30

Pat Cummins bangs in a sharp bouncer at 137.2 clicks, on middle, Kavem Hodge gets down and sways away from it.

68.21

On a length and around off, Joshua Da Silva opens the face of his bat and guides it through point for a single.

68.10

Fuller and on off, shaping in, Joshua Da Silva stays in his crease and blocks it back towards the bowler.

Pat Cummins (15-0-49-1) will continue to bowl from the other end.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 68 overs : 178/5

K Hodge55 (150)

Da Silva59 (130)

N Lyon16-0-47-0

67.60

Short again and around off, Kavem Hodge moves back and stabs it to short covers this time.

67.50

Goes short and on off, Kavem Hodge moves back and punches it back to the bowler.

67.40

Flatter, full and on off, Kavem Hodge knocks it wide of the bowler as Lyon ,moves to his right to collect it.

67.31

Floated, full and on middle, Joshua Da Silva uses his feet and drills it to long on for a single.

67.20

Flighted, full and on off, turns in a bit, Joshua Da Silva strides out and blocks it down the pitch.

67.10

Tossed up, full and around off, Joshua Da Silva drives it towards wide mid off.

Nathan Lyon will extend his spell as he continues from the other end.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 67 overs : 177/5

K Hodge55 (147)

Da Silva58 (127)

P Cummins15-0-49-1

66.60

Right in the blockhole, on middle, shaping in, Kavem Hodge gets his bat down in time and digs it out towards mid off.

66.50

Pitched up again, on middle, Kavem Hodge is solid in his defence.

66.41

Pulls his length back now, on middle, shaping in, Joshua Da Silva works it off the inside half of the bat towards deep square leg for one.

66.30

Full again and around off, Joshua Da Silva drills it hard but towards mid off.

66.20

Touch fuller now, on middle, Joshua Da Silva blocks it out solidly.

66.10

Ouch..that must have hurt! Pat Cummins lands this on a good length and on middle, shaping in, Joshua Da Silva hops up to work it away, but gets hurried and misses to get hit around the box. Kemar Roach in the hut is finding it a but funny but Da Silva is in a bit of pain here.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 66 overs : 176/5

K Hodge55 (145)

Da Silva57 (123)

N Lyon15-0-46-0

65.60

Quicker, short and on off, Kavem Hodge dabs it towards point.

65.50

Slower through the air, full and on off, Kavem Hodge gets forward a bit early, has to reach for it but does well to keep it out to the off side.

65.40

Flatter, short and on middle, turns in, Kavem Hodge moves back and pats it to short leg.

65.31

Fligthed, full and on off, Joshua Da Silva steps across and eases it towards long on or a single.

65.20

Floated, full and on middle, Joshua Da Silva dead-bats it back to the bowler.

65.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Joshua Da Silva strides out and blocks it down the pitch.

Nathan Lyon will continue from the other end.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 65 overs : 175/5

K Hodge55 (142)

Da Silva56 (120)

P Cummins14-0-48-1

64.60

Overpitched and on off, Kavem Hodge drills it down to mid off.

64.50

Tocuh fuller and just around off, nips back in sharply, Kavem Hodge trust his instincts and leaves it alone as the ball zips past stump again. Hodge has judged the balls well so far.

64.40

This is on a good length and on off, angling in, Kavem Hodge stabs it down to short covers.

64.30

Bangs in a bouncer now, on middle, Kavem Hodge ducks under it.

64.20

On a length and on middle, Kavem Hodge stays back and blocks it out.

64.14

EDGED AND FOUR! Kavem Hodge gets lucky here! Pat Cummins serves this full and outside off, Kavem Hodge goes for the big drive but gets an outside edge that flies wide of first slip, Steven Smith dives to his right but fails to reach it as the ball races to the third man fence for a boundary. Hodge heaves a sigh of relief.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 64 overs : 171/5

Da Silva56 (120)

K Hodge51 (136)

N Lyon14-0-45-0

63.60

Quicker, full and on off, Joshua Da Silva gets forward to flick but gets an inside edge onto his pads as the ball rolls to the leg side.

63.50

Flatter, full and on middle, Joshua Da Silva pushes it back to the bowler.

63.41

Goes short and on middle, Kavem Hodge moves back and pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.

63.30

Flighted, full and on middle, Kavem Hodge knocks it down the pitch, Nathan Lyon dives to his right to make a half-stop.

63.21

Floated, full and on middle, Joshua Da Silva clips it towards deep mid-wicket but just for a single.

63.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Joshua Da Silva strides out and tucks it towards short mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 63 overs : 169/5

K Hodge50 (134)

Da Silva55 (116)

P Cummins13-0-44-1

62.60

Touch fuller now, on off, Kavem Hodge blocks it out solidly.

62.50

Tries to set up the batter here! Pat Cummins bowls this one back of a length and around off, shaping away, Kavem Hodge with a very clear mind lets it go to the keeper.

62.40

Good leave again! Pat Cummins lands this on a good length and around off, shaping in again, Kavem Hodge offers no shot at it as the ball this time goes over the stumps.

62.30

Tight leave! This is full again and on off, shaping in nicely, Kavem Hodge lifts his bat to leave it as the ball just goes past the off pole.

62.20

Goes fuller and outside off, Kavem Hodge lets it go to the keeper.

62.11

On a length and around off, Joshua Da Silva pushes it through cover-point for a single.

The skipper. Pat Cummins is back into the attack with the hope of breaking this partnership which might be frustrating the Aussies.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 62 overs : 168/5

K Hodge50 (129)

Da Silva54 (115)

N Lyon13-0-43-0

61.60

Looped up, full and on middle, Kavem Hodge tucks it to short leg.

61.50

Flighted, full and on middle, Kavem Hodge gets forward and turns it to the leg side.

61.40

Action replay! Lyon drags his length back again, outside off, turns in a bit, Kavem Hodge moves to back to play at it but once again the ball just goes past the outside edge.

61.30

Pushed through quicker, short again and on off, holds its line, Kavem Hodge tries to block it on his back foot but gets beaten on the outside edge.

61.20

Quicker, short and on off, Kavem Hodge moves back and defends it on the pitch.

61.11

Flatter, short and on middle, Joshua Da Silva flicks it off the back foot through square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 61 overs : 167/5

K Hodge50 (124)

Da Silva53 (114)

C Green7-2-12-0

60.60

Green tries to tempt the batter here with a short delivery, outside off, Kavem Hodge does not get lured in and leaves it alone.

60.51

Back of a length and around leg, Joshua Da Silva swivels and hooks it towards fine leg for a single.

60.40

Pitches this one up, on off again, Joshua Da Silva taps it towards short covers again.

60.30

On a length and around off, Joshua Da Silva pushes it towards short covers.

60.22

Short of a length and on middle, Joshua Da Silva keeps his pull along the ground wide of deep square leg and comes back for the second run.

60.10

Fuller delivery and around off, Joshua Da Silva drives it firmly but finds short covers.

Cameron Green to continue from the other end.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 60 overs : 164/5

K Hodge50 (123)

Da Silva50 (109)

N Lyon12-0-42-0

59.60

Oh..turn and bounce! This is flatter, short and on off, turns in sharply with bounce, Kavem Hodge moves back to cut but gets a bi cramped up and mistimes it towards point.

59.50

Quicker, short and on middle, Kavem Hodge moves back and steers it off the outer half of the bat towards point.

59.41

FIFTY FOR DA SILVA, his first against Australia! An important knock from him and he has shown good resilience to this Aussie attack. This is short and on middle, Joshua Da Silva stays back and clips it past short leg for a quick single. That also brings up the 100-run partnership between these two batters.

59.34

FOUR! Nice shot! This is floated, full and around off, Joshua Da Silva takes a big stride forward and effortlessly caresses it through covers for a boundary. He moves to 49 now!

59.20

Tossed up, full and on off, Joshua Da Silva prods forward and blocks it back to the bowler.

59.10

Flatter, short and on middle, turning into leg, Joshua Da Silva leaves it alone and Alex Carey fails to collect it cleanly.

Nathan Lyon comes back into the attack hoping to provide a breakthrough.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 59 overs : 159/5

K Hodge50 (121)

Da Silva45 (105)

C Green6-2-9-0

58.60

A bouncer now from Green, outside off, Kavem Hodge sways away from it.

58.50

Short of a length and well outside off, Kavem Hodge leaves alone.

58.40

BEATEN! Cameron Green lands this on a good length and just around off, nips away a bit, Kavem Hodge tries to defend it from the crease but the ball goes past the outside edge.

58.31

Short of a length and around off, Joshua Da Silva punches it through cover-point for a run.

58.21

MAIDEN TEST FIFTY FOR HODGE in just his second game! A gritty knock from him and when his team needed it the most. This is fuller again and around off, Kavem Hodge tries to drive but gets an outside edge that falls just in front of Mitchell Marsh at slip cordon and he lets it through. They cross.

58.10

Fuller one and around off, Kavem Hodge stabs it hard towards short covers.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 58 overs : 157/5

Da Silva44 (104)

K Hodge49 (116)

J Hazlewood14-5-22-1

57.60

Short of a length and on off, Joshua Da Silva moves back and defends it back to the bowler.

57.53

A slower one now, knuckle ball, full and around off, Kavem Hodge waits for it, strides out, and drives it firmly through covers, the ball holds up in the outfield and the fielder is able to get to it. Three runs taken.

57.41

Short of a length and on middle, Joshua Da Silva pulls it towards deep square leg for a run.

57.30

Full again and around middle, Joshua Da Silva clips it nicely but straight to short mid-wicket.

57.21

Touch fuller and on leg, Kavem Hodge flicks it through square leg for a single.

57.10

On a length and on middle, Kavem Hodge blocks it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 57 overs : 152/5

Da Silva43 (101)

K Hodge45 (113)

C Green5-2-7-0

56.60

Brilliant stop! This is on a good length and on off, Joshua Da Silva steers it wide of gully, Mitchell Marsh dives to his right and stops it with his outstretched right hand. Green deliberately starts celebrating which brings a few cheers from the crowd and raises the mood. A maiden over as well for Cameron Green.

56.50

Pulls his length back a bit, on middle, Joshua Da Silva nudges it towards mid on.

56.40

Full again and angling into leg this time, Joshua Da Silva tries to work it away but gets a leading edge along the ground towards mid on.

56.30

Pitches this one up, on middle, Joshua Da Silva knocks it back to the bowler.

56.20

BEATEN! Cameron Green lands this on a hard length and around off, takes off a bit, Joshua Da Silva goes pushing at it away from his body and gets beaten on the outside edge.

56.10

Fuller delivery, on off, Joshua Da Silva stays back and taps it towards short covers.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 56 overs : 152/5

K Hodge45 (113)

Da Silva43 (95)

J Hazlewood13-5-17-1

55.60

Josh Hazlewood bangs in a surprise bouncer, on middle, Kavem Hodge gets a bit hurried but ducks under it well in the end.

55.51

Length again and angling into leg, Joshua Da Silva flicks it through square leg for a run.

55.41

On a length and on middle, Kavem Hodge clips it away through square leg for a single.

55.30

Back of a length and around off, Kavem Hodge dabs it wide of gully where the fielder moves to his right to stop it well.

55.20

Full again, on middle, shaping in again, Kavem Hodge tries to play at it but gets a bit of an inside edge onto his pads.

55.10

Fuller and on middle, shaping in, Kavem Hodge clips it off the inside half of the bat towards short mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 55 overs : 150/5

Da Silva42 (94)

K Hodge44 (108)

C Green4-1-7-0

54.60

Cameron Green ends the over with a bouncer around off, Joshua Da Silva is not interested in playing at that.

54.50

Very full this time, on middle, Joshua Da Silva blocks it out solidly down the pitch.

54.40

This is on a hard length and on middle, shaping in, Joshua Da Silva stays back to defend but gets a bottom edge onto his pads. He could have easily dragged it back onto the stumps.

54.34

FOUR! Great shot! Cameron Green lands this back of a length and just outside off, Joshua Da Silva gets on top of the bounce nicely and just eases it through backward point for a boundary.

54.20

Short of a length and around off, Joshua Da Silva hops up and pats it down well onto the pitch.

54.10

Cameron Green begins with a low full toss, on middle, Joshua Da Silva drills it away towards mid on.

Cameron Green to operate from the opposite end.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 54 overs : 146/5

K Hodge44 (108)

Da Silva38 (88)

J Hazlewood12-5-15-1

53.60

Hazlewood ends with another full delivery, on middle, Kavem Hodge stays back and defends it down the pitch.

53.51

Short of a length and on middle, Joshua Da Silva plays a controlled pull shot towards deep square leg for a single.

53.40

Pitched up, on middle, shaping in, Joshua Da Silva tries to push it away but gets an inside edge towards short mid-wicket.

53.30

Goes fuller again, on off, Joshua Da Silva stays back and keeps it out to the off side.

53.20

On a length now and around off, Joshua Da Silva pats it down towards short covers.

53.10

Josh Hazlewood comes 'over the wicket and starts with a full delivery, on off, shaping in, Joshua Da Silva drives it firmly down the track where Josh Hazlewood gets low well to stop it.

The umpires are on the field and the players head out for the final session of the day. The fielders have taken their positions on the field. Joshua Da Silva and Kavem Hodge walk out to resume the batting innings. Travis Head is back on the field so the arm on which he was hit looks fine. Josh Hazlewood will start the bowling attack. There are still 27 overs left for the second new ball to be available. Who will come out on the stronger foot in this session? We shall find out soon.

... DAY 1, SESSION 3 ...

The Aussies were brilliant with their lines and lengths in the first session but then kind of lost their rhythm after Tea. Cameron Green and Mitchell Marsh bowled tight short spells individually but they couldn’t manage to give any breakthroughs to the team. Nathan Lyon also had nothing to beat the batters as they managed to read the spinner quite well. The batters, Joshua Da Silva and Kavem Hodge batted with patience and didn’t play any poor shots. They had answers to everything the bowlers threw at them Marnus Labuschagne was introduced just before the break and he too failed to provide a breakthrough. Will the pink ball offer something more to the pacers under the lights? Will Australia bounce back in the final session for the first day? Everything will unfold in a short while. Join us back for Session 3 of Day 1 at 2.30 pm IST (9.00 am GMT).

Mitchell Marsh is up for a chat he says that he got a bit bored only fielding in this session. Adds that it is a really good wicket for batting but hopes that their bowlers can get help under the lights in the next session. Tells that it has been a long time since he last played a Day/Night Test. Mentions that at Adelaide there is a lot of grass which keeps the pink ball hard for longer but that is not the case here. Ends by saying that they will look to get the breakthroughs in the last session.

A remarkable fight back in the second session from West Indies! The second session of Day 1 resumed with Kavem Hodge and Joshua Da Silva��out in the middle for the Windies. They had a tough hill to climb ahead of them. First, to stabilize the innings and not lose any more wickets. Then, to put some runs on the board and bat as long as possible to tire out the Aussies. They managed to tick both the boxes as these two batted sensibly and with a good temperament. They attacked the poor deliveries, respected the good ones, and left the balls that were meant to tempt them. Kavem Hodge and Joshua Da Silva, both made sure to keep rotating the strike and didn’t let the bowlers put them under pressure while they were stranded at one end. The pitch has turned out to be easier to bat on now and they have another session left for the day to put some more runs on the board.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 53 overs : 145/5

K Hodge44 (107)

Da Silva37 (83)

M Labuschagne1-0-1-0

52.60

Another dot to end the session! This is looped up, full and on middle, Kavem Hodge prods forward and pushes it back to the bowler. THAT WILL BE DINNER ON DAY 1!

52.50

Gives this one some air again, full and on middle, Kavem Hodge defends it on the front foot.

52.40

Flighted, full and around off, turns away a bit, Kavem Hodge strides out and leaves it alone.

52.30

Flatter, shortish and outside off, Kavem Hodge tries to cut it away but chops it down to point.

52.21

Goes a bit short, on middle, Joshua Da Silva moves back and clips it through square leg for a single.

52.10

Marnus Labuschagne starts with a floated delivery, full and on off, Joshua Da Silva drives it straight towards mid off.

Marnus Labuschagne is marking his run-up as he has been introduced into the attack now. Will he be able to provide a breakthrough? Also, this might be the last over before dinner break.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 52 overs : 144/5

K Hodge44 (103)

Da Silva36 (81)

P Cummins12-0-43-1

51.64

FOUR! Put away! Pat Cummins searches for the yorker but bowls a low full toss, on off, Kavem Hodge capitalises on it and drills it through covers for a boundary.

51.50

Another bouncer, on middle, Kavem Hodge sways away from it now.

51.40

A bouncer now at 135.5 clicks from Cummins, on middle, Kavem Hodge ducks under it.

51.30

Short of a length and outside off again, Kavem Hodge does not get tempted and leaves it alone.

51.20

Pat Cummins lands this on a good length in that channel outside off, Kavem Hodge lets it go to the keeper.

51.10

Fuller one and around off, shaping in, Kavem Hodge taps it towards short covers.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 51 overs : 140/5

Da Silva36 (81)

K Hodge40 (97)

M Starc13-2-44-3

50.60

Sharp! Mitchell Starc bangs in a quick bouncer now, on leg, Joshua Da Silva goes for the hook but gets hurried and misses as the ball just goes past the gloves to the keeper.

50.50

Full again from Starc, on middle, shaping in, Joshua Da Silva gets forward and knocks it back to the bowler. Mitchell Starc is panting as he walks back to the start of his run-up. This might just be the last over for him in this session.

50.41

Pitched up and around off, Kavem Hodge drives it nicely wide of mid off for a single.

50.30

Back of a length and outside off, angling away again, Kavem Hodge this time decides to leave it alone.

50.20

Good comeback from Starc! He lands this one on a good length and around off, angling away, Kavem Hodge has a poke at it but gets beaten on the outside edge.

50.14

FOUR! Classy shot! Mitchell Starc goes a bit too full, on middle, Kavem Hodge once again presents the full face of the bat and plays a textbook straight drive for a boundary.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 50 overs : 135/5

K Hodge35 (93)

Da Silva36 (79)

P Cummins11-0-39-1

49.61

Cummins hits the length hard now, on middle, shaping in sharply, Kavem Hodge gets a bit cramped up but manages to clip it away towards square leg for one.

49.50

Short of a length and on middle, angling in, Kavem Hodge ducks under it.

49.40

Goes back to his fuller length, on off, Kavem Hodge blocks it out solidly towards short covers.

49.30

Pulls his length back a bit, outside off, Kavem Hodge offers no shot at it again.

49.20

Oh..close! Pat Cummins lands this a bit fuller and on off, shaping in, Kavem Hodge strides out and leaves it alone as the ball goes past very close from the off pole.

49.10

Pat Cummins bangs in a good bouncer at 136.7 clicks, on middle, Kavem Hodge gets down and sways away from it. It looks like he is cramping up a bit now.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 49 overs : 134/5

Da Silva36 (79)

K Hodge34 (87)

M Starc12-2-39-3

48.60

Pitches this one up, on middle, shaping in, Joshua Da Silva knocks it down the pitch with a straight bat, Starc manages to get a hand on it but fails to collect it but mid off covers well and moves to his left to stop it.

48.50

Short of a length and outside off, angling away, Joshua Da Silva does not get tempted and shoulders arms to it.

48.40

Starc bangs in a quick and sharp bouncer now, on middle, Joshua Da Silva watches it through and ducks under it.

48.30

Back of a length now around off, shaping in a bit, Joshua Da Silva leaves it along as Alex Carey collects it near his head. There is not much swing out there but the pacers are getting that extra bounce.

48.21

Full and wide outside off again, Kavem Hodge this time chases it and drills it towards deep point for a single.

48.10

Fuller delivery, way outside off, angling further away, Kavem Hodge makes an easy leave.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 48 overs : 133/5

K Hodge33 (85)

Da Silva36 (75)

P Cummins10-0-38-1

47.61

Pat Cummins goes full now, on middle, shaping in, Kavem Hodge looks to play at it but gets an inside edge towards deep square leg for a run.

47.51

Short again from Cummins, on middle, Joshua Da Silva rolls his wrists and pulls it along the ground through square leg for a single.

47.40

Ouch! Pat Cummins lands this on a hard length and on off, nips back in, Joshua Da Silva tries to work it away but gets an inside edge onto his stomach. He is down to have a breather.

47.30

Short of a length and angling into leg, Joshua Da Silva goes for the pull but gets hurried and gloves it towards square  leg.

47.20

On a length and on off, Joshua Da Silva steps across and pats it down to short covers.

47.10

Overpitched delivery around off, Joshua Da Silva drills it towards mid on.

Pace from both ends as the skipper, Pat Cummins takes the ball in his own hands now.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 47 overs : 131/5

K Hodge32 (84)

Da Silva35 (70)

M Starc11-2-38-3

46.60

Pulls his length back a bit, on off, Kavem Hodge stays on his back foot and keeps it out to the off side.

46.50

Pitched up and on off, Kavem Hodge tries to drive it away but gets a bottom edge as the ball rolls towards mid on.

46.41

Back of a length and around off, Joshua Da Silva punches it through covers for a single.

46.30

Length again and on middle, Joshua Da Silva tucks it towards short mid-wicket.

46.22

Buzzers! This is on a good length and on off, Joshua Da Silva pushes it towards covers and sets off for the run, the fielder has a wild throw at the batter's end wide of the keeper as well which allows the second run. Starc is not happy with that effort.

46.14

FOUR! Beautiful shot! Mitchell Starc serves a half-volley around off, Joshua Da Silva strides out a bit, shows the full face of the bat to drive it sweetly past mid off for a boundary.

Mitchell Starc has been reintroduced to the attack.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 46 overs : 124/5

K Hodge32 (82)

Da Silva28 (66)

N Lyon11-0-37-0

45.60

Floated full on off. Kavem Hodge waits for it to turn towards leg and then blocks it out safely. Just a single off this over.

45.50

Again, back of a length and turning on the pads. Kavem Hodge rocks back and punches it to square leg.

45.40

Flighted fuller outside off. Kavem Hodge takes a lunge forward and drives it to the fielder at covers.

45.31

A bit short around middle. Joshua Da Silva plays it with the turn and whips it to deep square leg for a single.

45.20

Floated full around off. Joshua Da Silva stays in his crease and defends it solidly.

45.10

Looped full turning in on middle. Joshua Da Silva hangs back and blocks it back towards the bowler.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 45 overs : 123/5

K Hodge32 (79)

Da Silva27 (63)

C Green3-1-3-0

44.60

Delivers it on the hard length around off. Kavem Hodge gets on top of the ball and punches it towards point. A maiden over by Cameron Green.

44.50

Bangs it short now and bowls it at almost 140 clicks. Kavem Hodge pulls out of his shot at the last moment and the ball zips over his bat.

44.40

A bit short around off. Kavem Hodge plays it late and opens up the face of his bat to run it down towards short third.

44.30

Quicker and fuller on off. Kavem Hodge watches it and blocks it planting the face of his bat downwards.

44.20

Again, on a good length, this time just over off. Kavem Hodge gets on top of it and blocks it close to his body. Refuses a single afterwards as the ball rolls away on the track.

44.10

On the good length seaming in towards off. Kavem Hodge shoulders arms and the ball carries away to the keeper.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 44 overs : 123/5

Da Silva27 (63)

K Hodge32 (73)

N Lyon10-0-36-0

43.60

Floated full on off. Joshua Da Silva blocks it on the leg side off his front foot.

43.51

Looped full around off. Kavem Hodge flicks it to mid on for a single to get to the other end.

43.40

Floated full on middle. Kavem Hodge rocks bac and blocks it into the ground.

43.34

FOUR! Powerful! Nathan Lyon tosses it up, drifitng away outside off. Kavem Hodge frees his arms and muscles it past covers. The ball races away to the fence for four runs.

43.20

Looped full outside off. Kavem Hodge covers the line and blocks it on the leg side.

43.10

A bit short outside off. Kavem Hodge punches it to the fielder at point.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 43 overs : 118/5

Da Silva27 (62)

K Hodge27 (68)

C Green2-0-3-0

42.60

On the hard length around off. Joshua Da Silva flicks it to mid-wicket.

42.50

Back of a length and on middle, Joshua Da Silva keeps it out to the leg side.

42.40

Goes fuller now, on middle, Joshua Da Silva drills it straight to mind on.

42.30

On a lenght and around off, shaping away, Joshua Da Silva leaves it alone.

42.20

This is on a hard length and on off, Joshua Da Silva dabs it to point.

42.21wd

Fiery! Another bouncer from Cameron Green! The ball bounces up and Joshua Da Silva has to duck under it again.

42.10

Again a short ball over off. Joshua Da Silva has to take evasive action and lets the keeper collect it.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 42 overs : 117/5

K Hodge27 (68)

Da Silva27 (56)

N Lyon9-0-31-0

41.60

Tossed up on off. Kavem Hodge drives it in the gap between mid on and the bowler. The fielder makes a good stop and stops a single.

41.54

FOUR! Good way to bring up the FIFTY PARTNERSHIP! Nathan Lyon serves it short and outside off. Kavem Hodge rocks back and cuts it past point. The ball races away to the fence for four runs.

41.41

Looped fuller around off. Joshua Da Silva puts his foot ahead and drives it wide of mid on for a single.

41.30

Pitched up on off. Joshua Da Silva drives it to mid off this time.

41.20

Uppish and on off. Joshua Da Silva plays it through the line and drives it to mid on.

41.11

Fuller and slanting in onto leg. Kavem Hodge flicks it past square leg and takes a quick single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 41 overs : 111/5

Da Silva26 (53)

K Hodge22 (65)

C Green1-0-2-0

40.60

Fuller now aimed on off. Joshua Da Silva drives it back to Cameron Green. Good over from Cameron Green.

40.52

On a very good length outside off. Joshua Da Silva wanted to duck under it but saw that it hadn't bounced that much. He ends up punching it past point to run a couple.

40.40

OUCH! Cameron Green bangs it short and over off. Joshua Da Silva pulls it and connects well. The ball bounces and hits Travis Head at short leg on the wrists. He looks in pain.

40.30

Another short ball, this time angled down the leg side. Joshua Da Silva ducks under it and it is a good effort by the keeper to collect it.

40.20

Serves it on the hard length seaming into the pads. Joshua Da Silva tries to play it close to the body but the ball deflects off the inside edge and hits his pads before rolling away towards point.

40.10

Bowls a fiery bouncer to start off. Joshua Da Silva was expecting it and he ducks under it. Good aggressive approach from Cameron Green.

Cameron Green has been introduced into the attack now.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 40 overs : 109/5

K Hodge22 (65)

Da Silva24 (47)

N Lyon8-0-25-0

39.60

Uppish and on middle from 'round the wicket. Kavem Hodge rocks back and defends it towards short leg.

39.51

Flighted fuller on the toes. Joshua Da Silva flicks it off the front foot towards mid-wicket for a single.

39.40

Slower and full turning onto leg. Joshua Da Silva rocks back to pat it down on the on side.

39.30

Floated full outside off. Joshua Da Silva reaches for it and hacks it to the right of Nathan Lyon.

39.21

Looped up on leg. Kavem Hodge rocks back and nudges it away pas leg slip to run one.

39.10

Full and on middle. Kavem Hodge puts his foot forward and blocks it back towards the bowler.

Drinks! West Indies have been really good from the start of this session as Joshua Da Silva and Kavem Hodge have built up a steady partnership. They will look to extend it and see this session out while the Aussies will need to think a bit differently to break this stand. They know that one wicket here will expose the lower middle order which they can go through quickly. Nathan Lyon to continue after the break.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 39 overs : 107/5

Da Silva23 (44)

K Hodge21 (62)

J Hazlewood11-5-14-1

38.60

Another maiden over for Josh Hazlewood! Bowls a bouncer over middle. Joshua Da Silva ducks under it and lets it carry away to the keeper. Will the momentum shift after the drinks break?

38.50

Delivers it full and on off. Joshua Da Silva plants the face of his bat downwards and blocks it out.

38.40

Surprised him with the short ball on the helmet. Joshua Da Silva pulls it reluctantly and sends it to mid-wicket. Loses his balance as well in the process.

38.30

On the hard length, over off. Joshua Da Silva gets on top of the bounce and punches it towards mid off. Refuses a single as well.

38.20

Serves it on a length and around off. Joshua Da Silva lets it come towards him and pats it down towards point. Not many runs in the last few overs. Is something about to change?

38.10

Full and straight onto off. Joshua Da Silva hangs back and blocks it into the pitch with a light hand.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 38 overs : 107/5

Da Silva23 (38)

K Hodge21 (62)

N Lyon7-0-23-0

37.61

Uppish again around off. Joshua Da Silva flicks it off his front foot towards the mid-wicket region. Ends the over with a single and will retain strike in the next over.

37.51

Fullish, around off. Kavem Hodge punches it off his back foot towards deep mid-wicket. The batters run a single.

37.40

A bit short around off. Kavem Hodge punches it to the right of Nathan Lyon. Tight bowling from the spinner here.

37.30

Tossed full turning towards leg. Kavem Hodge rocks back and knocks it down past leg slip.

37.20

Looped full, this time outside off. Kavem Hodge plays it a bit late and punches it towards point.

37.10

Full and on leg. Kavem Hodge rocks back and pats it down towards leg slip.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 37 overs : 105/5

Da Silva22 (37)

K Hodge20 (57)

J Hazlewood10-4-14-1

36.60

A maiden over! Wobbled seam and full on middle. Joshua Da Silva waits for it and defends it off the pads towards mid on.  Just a single off the last 12 balls.

36.50

On a very good length again and on the sticks. Joshua Da Silva covers the line and keeps it out on the off side.

36.40

Fuller and aimed at middle. Joshua Da Silva gets an inside edge of the bat to deflect the ball onto his pads. The ball rolls away towards point.

36.30

Bangs it short again taking some pace off. Joshua Da Silva has to take evasive action and the ball sails past his helmet to the keeper.

36.20

On the good length around off. Joshua Da Silva punches it to the covers region where the fielder collects it.

36.10

Appeal for LBW but the umpire isn't interested. On a good length and angling in on the pads. Joshua Da Silva is rapped high on the pads and it brings out an appeal from Josh Hazlewood. The umpire stays unmoved.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 36 overs : 105/5

K Hodge20 (57)

Da Silva22 (31)

N Lyon6-0-21-0

35.60

Uppish and on middle. Kavem Hodge covers the line to defend it solidly.

35.50

Looped full on leg. Kavem Hodge rocks back and blocks it into the pitch on the leg side.

35.41

Short and over middle. Joshua Da Silva rocks back to punch it through mid-wicket for another single.

35.30

Bowled around the middle of the pitch angling in the pads. Joshua Da Silva flicks it off to hit short leg again.

35.20

A bit shorter and turning onto leg. Joshua Da Silva hangs back and nudges it away to short leg.

35.10

Full and on off. Joshua Da Silva flicks it off his front foot towards mid-wicket. They take a single.

Nathan Lyon comes back into the attack now.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 35 overs : 104/5

K Hodge20 (55)

Da Silva21 (27)

J Hazlewood9-3-14-1

34.60

On a tight length around off. The ball seams back in over off. Kavem Hodge shoulders arms and leaves it alone. Just a single of that over.

34.51

Short again over off. Joshua Da Silva pulls it and runs it down towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

34.40

On the good length around off. Joshua Da Silva stays back and blocks it off the back foot.

34.30

Spicy! Bangs it short angling over leg. Joshua Da Silva expected it to be much quicker and he takes evasive action but had to duck at the last moment and loses his balance.

34.20

Sticks to the good length keeps this one around off. Joshua Da Silva hangs back and punches it to covers. He refuses a single.

34.10

On a good length and straight outside off. Joshua Da Silva shoulders arms and lets it go to the keeper.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 34 overs : 103/5

K Hodge20 (54)

Da Silva20 (22)

M Marsh2-0-3-0

33.60

Mitchell Marsh lands this on a hard length and around off, shaping in, Kavem Hodge does not disturb it.

33.50

Short of a length and well outside off, Kavem Hodge leaves it alone again.

33.40

On a length and around off, Kavem Hodge keeps it out to the off side.

33.30

Excellent fielding! This is pitched up and on middle, Kavem Hodge drives it wide of mid on where te fielder dives to his left to make a fine stop.

33.21

Touch fuller and on middle, Joshua Da Silva tucks it wide of mid on for a single.

33.10

On a length and on off, nips away, Joshua Da Silva steers it towards point.

33.11nb

Back of a length and around off, Joshua Da Silva stabs it towards covers. It is called a No Ball for overstepping.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 33 overs : 101/5

K Hodge20 (50)

Da Silva19 (19)

P Cummins9-0-36-1

32.60

Pat Cummins lands this on a good length and around off, shaping in sharply, Kavem Hodge offers no shot at it.

32.50

Another full delivery, on off, Kavem Hodge is solid in his defence.

32.42

Overpitched and around off, Kavem Hodge drills it through cover-point for a couple of runs.

32.31

On a length and on middle, Joshua Da Silva tucks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

32.31wd

Good take! Pat Cummins bangs in a bouncer, on middle, gets a lot of extra bounce, Joshua Da Silva sways away as this is way over his head, Alex Carey behind the stumps times his jump well and collects it with his outstreched right glove.

32.20

Full again and on off, Joshua Da Silva stay back in his crease and knocks it back towards the bowler.

32.10

Fuller and on off, angling in, Joshua Da Silva blocks it out on the ground as it bounces and hits the bat again.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 32 overs : 97/5

K Hodge18 (47)

Da Silva18 (16)

M Marsh1-0-1-0

31.60

Marsh continues with his fuller length and on the sixth stump line, Kavem Hodge lifts his bat and lets it go to the keeper.

31.50

Pitched up and around off, Kavem Hodge drives it with not much timing towards short covers.

31.40

Fullish and on middle, shaping in, Kavem Hodge tries to flick it away but misses and gets hit on the pads as the ball goes nowhere.

31.30

Mitchell Marsh goes a bit fuller and outside off now, Kavem Hodge is happy to leave it alone.

31.21

On a length and on middle, Joshua Da Silva works it through square leg for a single.

31.10

Mitchell Marsh starts with a full delivery, on middle, shaping in, Joshua Da Silva knocks it towards mid on.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 31 overs : 96/5

K Hodge18 (43)

Da Silva17 (14)

P Cummins8-0-32-1

30.60

Pitches this one up outside off, tempting the batter but Kavem Hodge offers not shot at it.

30.50

Pat Cummins bowls this one on a hard length and on middle, nips back in again, Kavem Hodge tries to work it away but misses and gets hit on the thigh pads.

30.40

Good leave! Pat Cummins lands this on a good length and around off, jags back in sharply, Kavem Hodge leaves it on length as the ball goes over the stumps.

30.30

A bouncer now from Cummins, on middle, Kavem Hodge ducks under it.

30.21

On a length and on middle, Joshua Da Silva clips it towards square leg for a single, Da Silva calls for the second but he is sent back.

30.10

Fuller delivery and around off, shaping in, Joshua Da Silva lets it go to the keeper.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 30 overs : 95/5

K Hodge18 (39)

Da Silva16 (12)

M Starc10-2-31-3

29.60

Wayward one from Starc! He pitches this one up but way down the leg side, Kavem Hodge leaves it alone.

29.50

Overpitched and around off, Kavem Hodge strides out and drives it well but straight to extra covers.

29.46

SIX! BANG! Nicely played! Mitchell Starc bangs this short now, but down the leg side, Kavem Hodge rides the bounce well, swivels and hooks it over the fine leg fence for a biggie.

29.31

Pulls his length back a bit, on le, Joshua Da Silva works it wide of mid on for a run.

29.20

Goes fuller again but outside off, angling away, Joshua Da Silva makes an easy leave.

29.11

Fuller one and on middle, Kavem Hodge knocks it in front of mid on for a quick single. Good positive intent from these two batters.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 29 overs : 87/5

Da Silva15 (10)

K Hodge11 (35)

P Cummins7-0-31-1

28.64

FOUR! Two in two! Pat Cummins follows the short ball with a fuller one, on middle, Joshua Da Silva presents the full face of the bat and drives it sweetly down the ground for a boundary.

28.54

FOUR! Good shot! Pat Cummins bangs this short again and around middle, Joshua Da Silva takes it on and pulls it powerfully wide of Travis Head at square leg for a boundary.

28.40

Pat Cummins bangs in a sharp bouncer at 140.5 clicks, on middle, Joshua Da Silva ducks underneath it.

28.30

Short of a length and on middle, anlging in, Joshua Da Silva pats it down towards mid on.

28.20

Goes very full this time, on off, Joshua Da Silva drills it hard but straight back to the bowler.

28.10

Back of a length and around off, Joshua Da Silva stays back and dabs it in front of point.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 28 overs : 79/5

K Hodge11 (35)

Da Silva7 (4)

M Starc9-2-23-3

27.60

This is on a good length and on off, Kavem Hodge knocks it towards mid off.

27.50

In the air...safe! Mitchell Starc continues with his shorter length, on off, this one shoots up, Kavem Hodge hops up to keep it out, but fails to ride the extra bounce as the ball loops up off the shoulder of the bat. However, it lands safely in front of point.

27.42

Back of a length again from Starc, on off, Kavem Hodge dabs it down and gets it through backward point for a brace.

27.30

Short of a length and outside off, angling away again, Kavem Hodge leaves it alone.

27.24

FOUR! Uppish but safe! Mitchell Starc lands this on a hard length, on off, angling away with extra bounce, Kavem Hodge has a poke at it but gets a thick outside edge that flies just wide of Cameron Green's dive at gully and towards the third man fence for a boundary.

27.11

On a length and on middle, Joshua Da Silva hops up and tucks it wide of mid on for a single.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 72/5

K Hodge5 (30)

Da Silva6 (3)

P Cummins6-0-23-1

26.60

Touch fuller, on middle, Kavem Hodge stays in his crease and taps it out towards short covers.

26.50

Shoterns his length now, outside off, Kavem Hodge offers no shot at it.

26.40

Goes fuller and on the fifth stump line, nips away a bit, Kavem Hodge strides out to play at it but gets an outside edge along the ground towards gully.

26.30

Back of a length and outside off, shaping in, Kavem Hodge lifts his bat and lets it go to the keeper.

26.23

Length again and around off, shaping away this time, Joshua Da Silva steers it off the outer half of the bat past the diving gully fielder. Three runs taken.

26.10

Pat Cummins begins with a good-length delivery, on off, angling in, Joshua Da Silva stays back and keeps it out to the off side.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 69/5

K Hodge5 (26)

Da Silva3 (1)

M Starc8-2-16-3

25.60

Pitched up and around middle, shaping in again, Kavem Hodge blocks it out solidly.

25.50

Back of a length and outside off, angling away, Kavem Hodge lets it go to the keeper.

25.42

Full again and on middle, shaping in, Kavem Hodge drills it down the ground past the bowler for a brace.

25.33

Nice start! Mitchell Starc starts with a full delivery, on off, Joshua Da Silva drives it nicely through covers for three runs.

We are back for the second session! An important session for the visitors as this might dictate the pathway for them going ahead in the game. The side though needs to be a bit more pro-active in terms of strike rotation and playing the ball to its merit as they missed out on a lot of scoring opportunities prior to Tea. Mitchell Starc to complete his over,

With the wicket of Justin Greaves falling at the stroke of Tea, it will be Joshua Da Silva out in the middle to first the first delivery.

... DAY 1, Session 2 ...

The Windies openers took a cautious approach and the run-scoring was difficult for them. The skipper Kraigg Brathwaite struggled throughout his knock and was ultimately put out of his misery by Josh Hazlewood. Kirk Mckenzie and Tagenarine Chanderpaul steadied the ship for a bit but just as when they were looking settled, Kirk Mckenzie chased a wide delivery and threw his wicket to Pat Cummins. Chanderpaul was looking solid, but it was Mitchell Starc who removed him for 21, the same score as McKenzie. Start then dismissed Alick Athanaze to get his 350th Test wicket, and he also got the wicket for Kavem Hodge to finish the session. West Indies are reeling at 64/5 and desperately needs a partnership after Tea while the Aussies will look to wrap things up quickly. The second session starts at 12.10 pm IST (6.40 am GMT), so join us then for all the action.

Pat Cummins is up for a quick chat. He says it is really impressive for Mitchell Starc to get his 350th wicket which is a lot. Adds that Starc always trains hard, and is one of the most resilient bowlers, and always wants to play, sometimes even when he should not. Tells that everyone in the team is well-prepared and tries to grab their chances. Mentions that they wanted to take advantage of the pink ball early on as it gets softened quickly.

SESSION SUMMARY - 64 runs and 5 wickets in 25.2 overs. A dominating session from the Aussies! The highlight of the session was Mitchell Starc's 350th Test wicket, but the others also contributed well as the Aussies extended their good bowling record with the pink ball. West Indies once again have been disappointed with the bat as they have lost half their side in this first session without much on the board.

25.2W

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Mitchell Starc adds another to his tally. On a length just outside off, in that corridor of uncertainty. Justin Greaves plays it away from his body, looking to push this away but gets an outside edge dropping onto Usman Khawaja at second slip. Usman Khawaja leans low and takes a good catch as Justin Greaves has to walk back. The umpires just want to double-check the legality of the catch and the TV replay shows it was nice and fair as the wicket stands.

Is that out? Usman Khawaja is claiming the catch at first slip but the umpires send it upstairs to check if it is clean or not. The replay shows that it is a fair catch.

25.10

Back of a length around leg, Justin Greaves looks to block it but gets it of the sticker and jams it a bit uppishly but safe to the off side.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 64/4

K Hodge3 (23)

J Greaves6 (8)

J Hazlewood8-3-13-1

24.60

Much fuller outside off, Kavem Hodge neglects the temptation to drive as he leaves it.

24.50

Good leave a tight one. On a length tailing in, nipping away after pitching, Kavem Hodge shoulder arms it with relative ease. He looks assured of his off-stump.

24.40

On a length in the line of stumps this time, Kavem Hodge gets on top of it and blocks it out.

24.30

On a length outside off, Kavem Hodge leaves it all alone.

24.20

Short-pitched down leg, Kavem Hodge ducks down on this one.

24.10

Good length in middle, Kavem Hodge tucks it to mid-wicket for no run.

24.11nb

Good length outside off, Kavem Hodge decides not to poke at it.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 63/4

J Greaves6 (8)

K Hodge3 (16)

M Starc7-2-11-2

23.60

Short-pitched around leg, Justin Greaves gets tangled into an awkward position with a shuffle to his off but lets it sail to the keeper.

23.50

Back of a length outside off, Justin Greaves solidly punches this to a widish mid off for no run.

23.40

Back of a length around leg, Justin Greaves looks to help it to the fence towards fine leg region but fails to tickle it as Alex Carey collects it behind the stumps.

23.30

Short-pitched angling across the batter, Justin Greaves sways away from it. This looked threatening but was well evaded in the end.

23.22

Much fuller around off, Justin Greaves opens the bat face and slices it through cover for a couple.

23.10

On a length in middle, Justin Greaves gets behind the line and blocks it out.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 61/4

K Hodge3 (16)

J Greaves4 (2)

J Hazlewood7-3-12-1

22.60

Good length on off, Kavem Hodge blocks it out.

22.50

WOAH! Well left by Kavem Hodge. Good-length delivery drifting in towards the batter and angling away after pitching up and over the off-pole. Kavem Hodge convincingly leaves it. This was ever so close to ripping the off-pole.

22.40

Back of a length on top of off, Kavem Hodge hops on his toes and blocks it out.

22.30

Bumper in middle, Kavem Hodge sits down on this one.

22.20

Good-length delivery outside off, Kavem Hodge shoulder arms it.

22.10

On a length outside off, Kavem Hodge lets it sail to the keeper.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 61/4

J Greaves4 (2)

K Hodge3 (10)

M Starc6-2-9-2

21.60

On a length in middle, Justin Greaves blocks it out.

21.54

FOUR! THE CARRIBEAN FLAIR! Over-pitched outside off, Justin Greaves has no half-measures and he nails the cover drive to perfection for a boundary to start his innings.

Justin Greaves is the next man in.

21.4W

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! The plan of testing the patience of Alick Athanaze with the outside the off line works! Fuller this time, outside off, Alick Athanaze gets tempted for an expensive drive. Gets a bit late to it, and finds an outside edge due to the angle away into the hands of Alex Carey behind the stumps. Wicket number 350 in Tests for Mitchell Starc. The whole Australian team surrounds him and congratulates on this amazing milestone.

21.30

Testing the patience of Alick Athanaze here. Back of a length outside off, Alick Athanaze decides not to poke at it.

21.20

Back of a length, waivered and outside off, angling away from the batter. Alick Athanaze leaves it all alone.

21.10

On a length around off, Alick Athanaze looks to get some bat behind it but gets beaten.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 57/3

K Hodge3 (10)

A Athanaze8 (18)

J Hazlewood6-2-12-1

20.60

On a length outside off, Kavem Hodge lets it sail to the keeper.

20.50

Short-pitched outside off, Kavem Hodge gives it a good look and leaves it.

20.40

On a length outside off, Kavem Hodge shoulder arms it.

20.30

Good length around off, Kavem Hodge blocks it to the off side.

20.20

Good length on top of off, Kavem Hodge defends this right underneath his eyeline.

20.10

Back of a length in middle, Kavem Hodge hops back and blocks it out.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 57/3

K Hodge3 (4)

A Athanaze8 (18)

M Starc5-2-5-1

19.63

Overpitched and on middle, shaping in, Kavem Hodge drives it with a straight down the ground as the mid on and mid off chases after and works in tandem to save one. Three runs taken.

19.50

Same length again, outside off too, Kavem Hodge offers no shot at it.

19.40

Back of a length and outside off, angling away, Kavem Hodge leaves it alone.

19.30

Short of a length and on middle, shaping in, Kavem Hodge hops up and keeps it out on the pitch.

Kavem Hodge walks out at no. 5.

19.2W

OUT! TAKEN AT SLIPS! Mitchell Starc strikes now! Excellent change of bowling from Pat Cummins and the Aussies are on top here. This one is on a hard length and just around off, shaping away from the left-hander, Tagenarine Chanderpaul moves across and just hangs his bat away to push at it, but only manages to get a thick outside edge due to the extra bounce, Steven Smith at second slip moves to his left to take a sharp catch now. West Indies are three down now!

19.10

On a length and on off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul stays on his back foot and blocks it in front of short covers.

Mitchell Starc (4-2-2-0) comes back into the attack from the other end.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 54/2

A Athanaze8 (18)

T Chanderpaul21 (46)

J Hazlewood5-1-12-1

18.60

Another very full delivery, outside off, Alick Athanaze drills it hard but finds point this time.

18.54

EDGED AND FOUR! Josh Hazlewood lands this on a hard length and just around off, shaping away a bit, Alick Athanaze tries to play at it from his crease but gets a thick outside edge that flies between second slip and gully for a boundary.

18.40

Overpitched and on off, Alick Athanaze drives it firmly wide fo short covers, Mitchell Marsh dives to his left and gets a hand to it to parry it towards mid off. A dot!

18.30

Goes fuller again and on middle, Alick Athanaze gets behind the line of it and blocks it to the left of the bowler.

18.21

Pulls his length back a bit, on middle, Tagenarine Chanderpaul nudges it towards mid-wicket for a single.

18.10

Josh Hazlewood comes around the wicket and serves this full, on middle, angling in, Tagenarine Chanderpaul drills it down the pitch where Hazlewood bends down quickly to collect it with his left hand.

Josh Hazlewood (4-1-7-1) comes back into the attack.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 49/2

A Athanaze4 (14)

T Chanderpaul20 (44)

N Lyon5-0-20-0

17.60

Pushed through quicker, short and on off, Alick Athanaze moves back and pats it down to first slip.

17.50

Slower through the air, full and on leg, Alick Athanaze takes his front foot out and keeps it out to the right of short leg.

17.40

Flatter, shortish and around off, Alick Athanaze stabs it towards cover-point.

17.30

Flighted, full and on off, Alick Athanaze strides out and pushes it towards short covers.

17.20

Floated, full and on middle, Alick Athanaze backs away and works it towards wide mid on.

17.11

Tossed up, full and on leg, Tagenarine Chanderpaul tucks it through mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 48/2

A Athanaze4 (9)

T Chanderpaul19 (43)

P Cummins5-0-20-1

16.60

Pat Cummins lands this short of a length and well outside off, Alick Athanaze just like Kirk Mckenzie chases after it, but gets beaten on the outside edge,

16.50

Pat Cummins bangs in a sharp bouncer, on middle, Alick Athanaze ducks under it well.

16.42

Touch fuller and around off, Alick Athanaze strides out and pushes it through covers for a brace now.

16.30

Length again, on middle, angling in, Alick Athanaze closes the face of his bat and pats it down to short mid-wicket.

16.22

This is on a good length and around leg, Alick Athanaze flicks it through square leg for a couple of runs.

16.11

Fuller one and on middle, Tagenarine Chanderpaul clips it away wide of mid on for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 43/2

A Athanaze0 (4)

T Chanderpaul18 (42)

N Lyon4-0-19-0

15.60

Shorter in length and on off, turns away a bit, Alick Athanaze moves back and bunts it down wide of first slip.

15.50

Flighted, full and on middle, Alick Athanaze prods forward and defends it towards short covers.

15.40

Flatter, full and on off again, Alick Athanaze strides out and drills it straight to extra covers.

15.31

Goes a bit short and around off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul stays back and punches it wide of covers for a quick single.

15.20

Floated, full and on off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul keeps it out to the off side.

15.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul strides out and blocks it out well.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 42/2

A Athanaze0 (1)

T Chanderpaul17 (39)

P Cummins4-0-15-1

14.60

On a length and around off, shaping in, Alick Athanaze stays back to block but misses, the ball loops off the pads in front of gully where Cameron Green dives to grab it. An appeal for the catch, but turned down.

Just when they had the momentum Kirk Mckenzie departs. Alick Athanaze walks out at no. 4.

14.5W

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Pat Cummins strikes after Drinks! A lapse of concentration from Kirk Mckenzie has cost him his wicket. This is back of a length and outside off again, but closer than the previous one, Kirk Mckenzie once again goes slashing at it, but the extra bounce takes the outside edge as the ball flies quickly towards first slip, Usman Khawaja moves to his right and takes a sharp reverse-cup catch.

14.40

Oh..close! Pat Cummins bowls this short of a length and outside off, inviting the batter to go for it, Kirk Mckenzie slashes hard at it but the ball just goes past the outside edge.

14.30

Pat Cummins lands this on a good length and on the sixth stump line, shaping away this time, Kirk Mckenzie lifts his bat and lets it go to the keeper.

14.20

Fuller one and on off, angling in, Kirk Mckenzie stays back and blocks it back to the bowler.

14.14

FOUR! Lovely shot! Pat Cummins serves a half-volley around off, Kirk Mckenzie leans on to his drive nicely and creams it through covers for a boundary.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 38/1

K Mckenzie17 (20)

T Chanderpaul17 (39)

N Lyon3-0-18-0

13.63

Darts this one full and on leg, Kirk Mckenzie uses his feet and flicks it away nicely through mid-wicket to collect three runs.

13.54

FOUR! Kirk Mckenzie showing good intent here! This is a bit flatter from Lyon, full and on middle, Kirk Mckenzie goes down on one knee and sweeps it off the top edge, but it goes towards the vacant deep square leg fence for a boundary.

13.40

Gives this one some more air, full and on off, Kirk Mckenzie knocks it to the right of the bowler.

13.30

BEAUTY! This is flighted, full and just around off, turns away a shy bit, Kirk Mckenzie prods forward to block but gets beaten on the outside edge.

13.20

Floated, full and around off, turns away, Kirk Mckenzie strides out and leaves it out.

13.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Kirk Mckenzie mistimes his drive of the inside half of the bat towards the bowler.

Drinks! West Indies got off to a very slow start and lost their skipper for not much. However, Tagenarine Chanderpaul is looking a bit settled now and will look to build a partnership with Kirk Mckenzie. Australia, though, have bowled really well and will look to continue like this to get more breakthroughs before the end of this session. Nathan Lyon to continue after the break.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 31/1

T Chanderpaul17 (39)

K Mckenzie10 (14)

P Cummins3-0-11-0

12.60

Full again sand straight on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul puts his front foot ahead and blocks it out solidly.

12.50

Fuller and around off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul moves across and blocks it out on the off side solidly.

12.42

Through the gap again. Pat Cummins pulls back his length and keeps it around off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul cuts it through the gap behind point again. This time it is not timed that well and the fielder will manage to chase it down. The batters run a couple.

12.30

Keeps it shot and around middle. Tagenarine Chanderpaul stays back and blocks it out back towards the bowler.

12.24

FOUR! Well placed! Pat Cummins drops this one short and keeps it around off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul gets on top if it and waits for it to cut it through the gap behind point. The ball is timed well and it races away to the fence for four more runs.

12.10

On a good length shaping inwards towards off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul covers the line but decides to let it carry away to the keeper.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 25/1

K Mckenzie10 (14)

T Chanderpaul11 (33)

N Lyon2-0-11-0

11.60

A bit short around off. Kirk Mckenzie rocks back and cuts it with the turn. He cannot find the gap as the fielder at point collects the ball.

11.50

Floated full angled towards leg. Kirk Mckenzie plays the on drive and sends it to mid on.

11.40

Pitched up outside off. Kirk Mckenzie drives it towards the fielder at covers.

11.30

Uppish and again turning away outside off. Kirk Mckenzie leaves it alone for the keeper.

11.26

SIX! BANG! Good looking shot! Nathan Lyon delivers it full and on off. Kirk Mckenzie decides to be aggressive and gets under it. He lofts it with good timing over the fielder at mid on. The ball sails beyond the fence for a maximum.

11.10

Fullish and turning away outside off. Kirk Mckenzie leaves it alone for the keeper.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 19/1

T Chanderpaul11 (33)

K Mckenzie4 (8)

P Cummins2-0-5-0

10.60

On a nagging length and swinging back in towards off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul shoulders arms and watches it carry away to the keeper.

Halt! It looks like Pat Cummins is not happy with the condition of the ball but the umpire says to continue with it.

10.50

Dragged his length back a bit. Tagenarine Chanderpaul shifts his weight on the back foot and blocks it out.

10.44

FOUR! Lovely timing! A touch fuller and on off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul as usual, covers the line and drives it with sublime timing. The ball races away past the fielder at mid on and meets the ropes for four runs. His first boundary.

10.30

Bangs in a bouncer over off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul was ready for it as he pulls it but didn't manage to time it right. The ball bounces away to the fielder at square leg.

10.20

Sticks to the tough length and around off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul walks across and blocks it out with a straight bat.

10.10

On the hard length over off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul covers the line and blocks it out solidly.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 15/1

K Mckenzie4 (8)

T Chanderpaul7 (27)

N Lyon1-0-5-0

9.64

FOUR! Lucky Edge! Pitched up outside off. Kirk Mckenzie tries to block this one out too but the ball nicks the other edge and flies past the fielder at slip. There is no protection in the deep and the ball rolls away to the third man fence for four runs.

9.50

Floated full on off. Kirk Mckenzie puts his foot forward and keeps it out.

9.41

Short again, around off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul punches it past covers for a single.

9.30

Drags his length back a bit and keeps it on middle. Tagenarine Chanderpaul plays it in front of his body and makes sure to defend with a light hand.

9.20

Tossed up again outside off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul covers the line but connects with the ball off the inner half. The ball rolls away on the track.

9.10

Looped full outside off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul blocks it out on the off side safely.

Change from both ends and spin for the first time as Nathan Lyon replaces Josh Hazlewood.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 10/1

K Mckenzie0 (6)

T Chanderpaul6 (23)

P Cummins1-0-1-0

8.60

Jaffa! Quick and on a good length, this time swinging in over off. Kirk Mckenzie tries to block it out but is beaten on the outside edge by the pace. A good first over for Pat Cummins.

8.50

On a nagging length swinging away outside off. Kirk Mckenzie doesn't get tempted and shoulders arms.

8.41

Fuller this time swinging into the left-hander. Tagenarine Chanderpaul wanted to block this one out but the ball nicked the inner half and rolled away to fine leg. The batters run a single.

8.30

Again, on a good length around off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul moves across and blocks it out on the off side. Good technique from Tagenarine Chanderpaul.

8.20

Quick and on a length aimed over leg. Tagenarine Chanderpaul covers the line and defends it into the pitch with a solid hand.

8.10

Very full from wide of the crease. The ball swings further away as Tagenarine Chanderpaul tries to reach for it. He gets beaten on the under edge.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 9/1

K Mckenzie0 (4)

T Chanderpaul5 (19)

J Hazlewood4-1-7-1

7.60

Lovely bowling! Fuller, this time swinging into the left-hander. Kirk Mckenzie covers the line and nudges it to the fielder at square leg. 2 maiden overs in a row for Australia. Is there another wicket in the next one?

7.50

Fuller and swinging away outside off. Kirk Mckenzie shoulders arms and leaves it alone for the keeper.

7.40

On a good length swinging into the pads. Kirk Mckenzie pats it down towards point.

7.30

Fiery! Josh Hazlewood welcomes Kirk Mckenzie with a spicy bouncer of leg. Kirk Mckenzie ducks under it safely and lets it fly away to the keeper.

Kirk Mckenzie walks out to bat number 3.

7.2W

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN BEHIND THE STUMPS! Josh Hazlewood finally has his wicket and he draws first blood! The pressure of the dot balls was building on the Windies skipper. Josh Hazlewood charges in and delivers it on a very good length and the ball swings away a bit. Kraigg Brathwaite tries to drive it through but with no foot movement. The ball nicks the other edge and it is a textbook catch for Alex Carey behind the stumps.

7.10

On a good length aimed over off. Kraigg Brathwaite reluctantly keeps it out on the off side.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 9/0

T Chanderpaul5 (19)

K Brathwaite4 (23)

M Starc4-2-2-0

6.60

Goes very full this time, on middle, shaping away, Tagenarine Chanderpaul stays back and knocks it back to the bowler.

6.50

Back of a length and around off, Tagenarine Chanderpaul steps across and keeps it out to the off side.

6.40

On a nagging length swinging away outside off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul only covers the line and lets it swing away to the keeper.

6.30

On a good length around off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul stays low and deflects it off his blade to the off side.

6.20

Drops it short and gets some good bounce off the deck. Tagenarine Chanderpaul blocks it and the ball almost hits his gloves.

6.10

On a good length shaping back in from leg. Tagenarine Chanderpaul moves across but in the end lets the ball sail away from behind him to the keeper.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 9/0

K Brathwaite4 (23)

T Chanderpaul5 (13)

J Hazlewood3-0-7-0

5.60

Fuller, and keeps his line outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite drives it through the ground to the fielder at covers. 9 runs at the end of 6 overs for West Indies.

5.50

Good bounce! On a nagging length outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite shoulders arms and leaves it alone for the keeper.

5.40

Drops it short and the ball straightens over middle. Kraigg Brathwaite gets on the back foot and blocks it away safely.

5.33

Good timing! On the hard length shaping away outside off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul slices it through the gap at gully. There is a long boundary there and the fielder has a long chase to stop it. The batters run three runs.

5.20

Similar delivery, on a length swinging away outside off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul covers the line and leaves it alone for the keeper to collect.

5.10

Short and angling away outside off. Tagenarine Chanderpaul shuffles across and tries to block it out off his back foot. The ball moves away from him and the keeper collects it.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 6/0

K Brathwaite4 (20)

T Chanderpaul2 (10)

M Starc3-1-2-0

4.60

Jaffa! Again, on the good length swinging in towards off. This time, Kraigg Brathwaite tries to block it out but the ball swings past his outer edge and beats him, carrying away to the keeper. Just a single off this over as well.

4.50

Serves it on a good length now, swinging in towards off. Kraigg Brathwaite opts out of playing this one as well.

4.40

On a nagging length again, just outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite leaves this one alone as well but Mitchell Starc gets some good bounce off the deck.

4.30

Quick and on the hard length, swinging away outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite shoulders arms and leaves it alone for the keeper.

4.21

Sticks to the full length, this time pitches it outside off with a bit of outswing. Tagenarine Chanderpaul fetches it and slices it towards the fielder at point for a single.

4.10

Full and swinging toward middle. Tagenarine Chanderpaul c