2nd Test: Australia hammer West Indies by 419 runs to brush sequence | Cricket News

2nd Test: Australia hammer West Indies by 419 runs to brush sequence | Cricket News
2nd Test: Australia hammer West Indies by 419 runs to brush sequence | Cricket News
ADELAIDE: Australia routed West Indies for 77 within the second innings to romp to a 419-run victory within the day-night second Test and full a 2-0 sequence sweep on the Adelaide Oval on Sunday.
Chasing a hopeless victory goal of 497, the West Indies’ defeat was merely a matter of time after they started the penultimate day on a precarious 38-4.
Australia took 90 minutes to finish formalities, with Michael Neser and Mitchell Starc sharing 5 of the final six West Indies wickets.
Tagenarine Chanderpaul’s 17 was the best rating by a West Indies batter of their sorry-looking scorecard.
“Big partnerships set us up, and the bowlers have been splendid as we proceed to be undefeated in pink-ball Tests,” stated stand-in Australia captain Steve Smith, referring to their 11-0 file in day-night Tests.
Smith heaped reward on his batters, particularly Marnus Labuschagne, whose three 100-plus scores in 4 innings fetched him the player-of-the-series award.
“He works extremely exhausting within the nets. He’s very adaptable to conditions. No cause why he would not proceed.”
Scott Boland’s three-wicket burst on Saturday had put Australia getting ready to a large victory, and Starc (3-29) eliminated in a single day batsmen Devon Thomas and Jason Holder inside the first half-hour on Sunday to successfully expose the West Indies tail.
Neser (3-22) then took over, dismissing Roston Chase and Joshua Da Silva in the identical over. He eliminated Marquino Mindley to seal Australia’s victory with 5 periods to spare.
In between, spinner Nathan Lyon bowled Alzarri Joseph to assert his 450th Test wicket in his 112th match.
Alex Carey put up a wicketkeeping masterclass for the hosts, pouching three beautiful catches to hasten the collapse of the West Indies.
World primary Australia have been with out common skipper Pat Cummins and fellow fast Josh Hazlewood by means of harm, however Boland and Neser ensured they weren’t missed.
“Disappointing second recreation for certain,” West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite stated.
“We confirmed some struggle within the first Test. We misplaced a number of guys to harm however didn’t play nicely. We must be taught from their batters about leaving and the way their bowlers bowled to their fields.”
Local boy Travis Head was adjudged player-of-the-match for his career-best 175 that helped Australia put up 511-7 earlier than declaring their first innings.
Australia subsequent play a three-Test residence sequence towards South Africa starting in Brisbane on December 17.

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