The Australian team with the trophy on the fourth day after winning the 2nd Cricket Test match between Australia and West Indies at the Adelaide Oval on December 11, 2022 in Adelaide. photo credit: AFP
Australia completed a one-sided 419-run series sweep in the day-night Test at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday, with pacers Mitchell Starc, Scott Boland and Michael Neser claiming three wickets each to bundle out the West Indies for 77. Went. An impossible 497 to win.
West Indies resumed Day 4 on 38-4 with Devon Thomas and Jason Holder on 8 each, still with six wickets in hand and six sessions remaining for an unlikely 459-run victory.
The opening session was all but over, with the tourists losing six wickets for 39 runs. Australia won the first Test in Perth by 164 runs and were even more confident in Adelaide, where they remain unbeaten in day-night Tests.
The Australian team will next play South Africa in a three-Test series starting at the Gabba in Brisbane on Saturday.
The action on Sunday remained one-sided. West Indies had only one scoring shot before Starc had Thomas (12) caught behind off the last ball of his fourth over to end a 21-run fifth-wicket partnership.
The experienced left-arm pacer completed another maiden in the next over and again bowled former skipper Jason Holder (11) on the first ball of the next over, which swung late and clipped the stumps as West Indies reached 49. Ended up on the run. 6.
Neser and wicket-keeper Alex Carey combined to take two wickets in an over as West Indies were reduced to 76–8.
Carey stood at the stumps and took a deflected, juggling catch to remove Roston Chase (13) on the first ball of the over and rose again to catch the thin edge of Joshua da Silva (15) on the last ball of the over .
Nathan Lyon helped bowl Alzarri Joseph for a second-ball duck and claim his 450th Test wicket as three West Indies batsmen were dismissed within eight deliveries.
It was all over after nine balls when Neser and Carey combined to remove No. 11 Marquino Mindley. This was Carey’s sixth catch of the innings.
Soon after stand-in captain Steve Smith won the toss in Adelaide for the Aussies, Travis Head (175) and Marnus Labuschagne (163) hit big centuries to help the home side post 511-7 against an injury-ravaged West Indies bowling attack. second day announcement
Labushen, who scored a double century and a century in Perth last week, was named Player of the Series.
Without captain Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood in the Australian bowling unit, Neser and Boland stepped up, combining with Lyon and Starc to restrict the West Indies to 214 in reply. Only Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Anderson Phillip, who was run out on the third day, showed real composure against the Australian attack in the first innings.
Set a target of 497 after Australia declared their second innings at 199-6, the West Indian top-order faltered under lights as Boland took three wickets in an over to leave the visitors 15-3 late on Saturday And Starc removes Chanderpaul before stumps. ,
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