Australia gave Windies a target of 498

Australia gave Windies a target of 498: the Caribbean team needed 306 runs on the last day, Labushen's second century in the Test

Dec 3, 2022 - 22:47
Australia gave Windies a target of 498

Australia has given West Indies a target of 498 runs to win the first match of the two-Test series. In response to stumps on the fourth day of the match, the Caribbean team scored 192 runs losing 3 wickets in their second innings.
Captain Kraigg Brathwaite (101 runs) and Kyle Mayers (0) are unbeaten. That means West Indies needs 306 more runs on the last day. There are still 92 overs to play.
Earlier, the Kangaroo team started playing ahead of the score of 29/1 on the third day. David Warner missed the half-century and returned to the pavilion after scoring 48 runs. Labushen scored his second consecutive century in the match for the team. On the fourth day, he played an unbeaten inning of 104 runs. In the first innings, he scored a double-century by scoring 204 runs. West Indies got only one wicket on the fourth day. Ruston Chase took a wicket.
West Indies got off to a good start in the second innings. Brathwaite and Chanderpaul shared a 116-run partnership for the first wicket. However, West Indies suffered two setbacks in the next 17 runs. First Chanderpaul and then Shamar Brooks got out. The third blow came in the form of Blackwood. Chanderpaul was dismissed by Mitchell Starc. Off-spinner Nathan Lyon took the next two wickets.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer