Australia vs West Indies: Australia cricket team would like to secure its spot in the WTC 2023 finals as the current leader in World Test Championship points. Usman Khawaja, an opener, has scored the most runs for Australia in tests this year.
That with 888 runs in just 7 games and a perfect average of 98.66. This year in tests, Khawaja has hit 4 tons and 3 fifties. Steve Smith has 494 test runs under his belt in 2022, and all-rounder Cameron Green has also solidified his spot in the starting XI with 435 runs at an average of 43.50 in tests.
West Indies cricket team, on the other hand, is now ranked sixth on the points table and must win every game to maintain a chance of competing in the WTC final. While West Indies has played 5 tests this year, winning 3 and drawing 2 of them. With 491 runs scored in 5 matches at an average of 70.14 for the West Indies squad in tests in 2022.
Captain Kraigg Brathwaite has been the team’s leading scorer. In these games, Brathwaite has a century and four half-centuries to his credit. Everyone was amazed by Tagenarine Chanderpaul’s 119-run opening innings performance in the exhibition game versus Prime Ministers XI.
Australia vs West Indies: Here’s the video of Nkrumah Bonner Getting Hit
At the Perth Stadium, where the ongoing first Test between Australia VS West Indies is taking place. While batters are already complaining about the increased bounce. Nkrumah Bonner, a West Indian batter, was struck on the head by Cameron Green’s nasty short pitch. And the right-hander was unable to avoid the bouncer.
Cameron Green hit the batter hard on the helmet as he attempted to duck while he was batting on 8. And the West Indian physiotherapist immediately responded to him.
Nkrumah Bonner did continue to bat for a few more pitches before deciding to leave for the locker room. While just as Jermaine Blackwood, the replacement batter, arrived. Shamarh Brooks was brought in to play the remainder of the Test match Between Australia vs West Indies as the concussion replacement after Nkrumah Bonner injured himself while batting on 16 off 47 deliveries.
The concussion substitution change proved to be a blessing in disguise for the visitors as Shamarh Brooks scored 33 off 58 deliveries. And has looked reliable since coming to the crease.
Australia VS West Indies: Australia Extend Lead Against West Indies To 344 Runs
After losing Usman Khawaja early in the third day, Australia finished the game at 29 for 1. However, they currently taking place the first Test at Perth Stadium. The team increased its lead against West Indies to 344 runs.
West Indies were defeated by Australia for 283 runs on Friday. That was after they had declared their first innings at 598 for 4. Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc both recorded three wickets.
Prior to declaring their first innings, Australia had an intimidating total thanks to the superb double centuries of Steve Smith. And Marnus Labuschagne had earlier scored on Thursday.