Australia in Control as West Indies Collapse in Second Innings

ByTV10 Punjab

Jan 27, 2024
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WebDesk ( Ludhiana)
27 January 2024
Sandeep Dhand

In a dramatic turn of events on the third day of the Australia vs West Indies second test match, the West Indies found themselves on the back foot as they were bowled out for 193 runs in their second innings. The resilient Australian bowlers showcased their prowess, leaving the visitors with a challenging target.

The day began with West Indies resuming their second innings at 87/3, hoping to build a substantial lead over Australia. However, the Australian bowling attack, led by pace and precision, struck early and consistently, causing a batting collapse for the West Indies. They lost their last seven wickets for just 106 runs, leaving the Australians jubilant with their performance on the field.

Australia Chases Down the Target with Confidence .

With a target of 194 set for Australia, the home team faced the remaining overs of the day with confidence. Despite losing a couple of early wickets, Australia ended the day at 60/2, demonstrating composure and control in their chase. Opener David Warner played a crucial role, steadying the innings and ensuring that Australia remained in a commanding position.

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Australian pacers showcased their skill and determination, with Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins wreaking havoc in the West Indies batting lineup. Starc, known for his lethal pace, claimed crucial wickets, while Cummins displayed impeccable line and length, making life difficult for the West Indies batsmen.

In response, West Indies bowlers fought hard to defend their total, with Jason Holder leading the charge. However, the Australian batsmen, recognizing the importance of every run, played with calculated aggression, ensuring they stayed in the driver’s seat.

Excitement Builds for the Fourth Day

As the teams gear up for the fourth day of the test match, the balance of power hangs in the balance. Will Australia successfully chase down the remaining runs and secure a victory, or will the West Indies bowlers stage a comeback? Cricket enthusiasts are in for a thrilling day ahead as the battle between bat and ball continues to unfold.

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