Australia vs West Indies 1st Test: Josh Hazlewood Stars as Australia Dominate Day 1.

Australia vs West Indies 1st Test – The first Test match between Australia and West Indies at Adelaide Oval witnessed a day of gripping cricket, marked by an outstanding performance from the Australian bowlers. At stumps on Day 1, Australia is trailing by 129 runs after a commanding display with the ball.

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Australia vs West Indies 1st Test, West Indies 1st Innings:

Opting to bat first, West Indies faced a formidable Australian bowling attack led by Josh Hazlewood. Despite Kirk McKenzie’s half-century (50 runs off 94 balls), the West Indies innings collapsed, with Hazlewood claiming a four-wicket haul. Shamar Joseph’s lower-order resistance with 36 runs ensured West Indies reached a total of 188 in 62.1 overs.

Hazlewood’s Brilliance: Hazlewood’s disciplined bowling wreaked havoc in the West Indies batting lineup, finishing with impressive figures of 4 wickets for 44 runs in his 15 overs. Pat Cummins also played a significant role, taking four wickets for 41 runs in his 17 overs. The West Indies batsmen struggled to counter the seam and swing, resulting in a series of quick wickets.

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BatterRB4s6sSR
K Brathwaite (c)13452028.89
T Chanderpaul6251024.00
Kirk McKenzie50947053.19
Alick Athanaze13310041.94
Kavem Hodge12362033.33
Justin Greaves591055.56
Joshua Da Silva (wk)6221027.27
Alzarri Joseph14212066.67
Motie170014.29
Roach17422140.48
Shamar Joseph36413187.80
Extras15
Total18862.1

(Note: R – Runs, B – Balls Faced, 4s – Fours, 6s – Sixes, SR – Strike Rate)

Australia vs West Indies 1st Test ,Australia 1st Innings:

Australia, in response, faced some early hiccups with Steven Smith departing for 12 runs. However, Usman Khawaja steadied the ship with an unbeaten 30 runs, accompanied by Marnus Labuschagne’s 10 runs. At the end of Day 1, Australia stands at 59 for 2 in 21 overs, trailing by 129 runs.

West Indies Bowling Efforts: West Indies bowlers, led by Kemar Roach and Shamar Joseph, managed to pick up two crucial wickets. Roach bowled a tight spell, conceding 21 runs in 7 overs, while Shamar Joseph impressed with two wickets for 18 runs in his 6 overs. Alzarri Joseph and Gudakesh Motie also contributed with disciplined bowling.

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BatterRB4s6sSR
Steven Smith12262046.15
Usman Khawaja30544055.56
Marnus Labuschagne10251040.00
Cameron Green (batting)6221027.27
Extras1
Total5921

Conclusion: Day 1 of the Test series between Australia and West Indies showcased the dominance of the Australian bowlers, especially Hazlewood and Cummins, who dismantled the West Indies batting lineup. As the match progresses, all eyes will be on how Australia’s batsmen handle the West Indies bowling attack and if the visitors can stage a comeback in the upcoming days. The stage is set for an exciting Test match at Adelaide Oval.

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