- Akash Vaishnav
Australia VS West Indies: Australia cricket team, which is hosting the Test series Australia VS West Indies, has declared the first game after scoring 598/4 in the first innings.
Marnus Labuschagne has so far been the match’s standout performer, amassing a double hundred in the first innings of the Australia VS West Indies match. And a century in the second innings also. Marnus Labuschagne not only played a magnificent blitz with the bat.
He also created an unforgettable moment with the ball. The hosts gave Kraigg Brathwaite and the West Indies cricket team a massive target of 498 to reach during the fourth innings during the second session of Day 4.
When a part-time spinner moves to a medium pace during a five-day test match, the already bizarre events become much more bizarre. To stun Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Marnus Labuschagne pulled a strange trick out of his hat and bowled at a medium pace rather than his customary leg spin.
When Tagenarine Chanderpaul faced the innings’ 29th over, he appeared to be in fine shape. Marnus Labuschagne devised an unexpected tactic of bowling at a medium tempo. The top-ranked Test hitter often bowls leg spin.
However, the bowler changed his approach when facing the batter. Additionally, the hitter was getting ready to pull when he bowled a short delivery but was startled by the bounce. Tagenarine Chanderpaul had to duck the blow to keep his helmet from being struck.
Everyone, including Tagenarine Chanderpaul, was taken aback by the shrewd bouncer, who had a sardonic smile on his face that highlighted the element of surprise in the performance. Twitter users praised the cricketer and were astounded by Marnus Labuschagne’s delivery of the bouncer like a professional bowler.
In a Test match earlier that day, Labuschagne became the third Australian player to record a double-hundred and a century. The other two batters to reach the milestone are Doug Walters and Greg Chappell.
The Queensland batsman hit 204 in the first innings and then an undefeated 104 in the second. Smith achieved his fourth double-hundred without falling short of 200.
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Australia Playing XI: Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green. Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.
West Indies Playing XI: Kraigg Brathwaite(c), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Nkrumah Bonner, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase. Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Joshua Da Silva(w), Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales.
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