Welcome to the 4th day of live coverage of the first test between Australia and the West Indies.
Australia are in good spirits and really in the box seat after three days of dominance in Perth.
Follow all the latest news below.
Cumminsbrough: Big News from Perth
Steve Smith captained Australia in the second session of Day 4 while Pat Cummins left the field with a sore right quadriceps.
Cummins is known to have had an MRI on Friday night and, although in mild pain, he will continue to be monitored and may not throw the ball in the second round of the first test unless necessary. .
Smith will take the reins as skipper and could be captain for next week’s second consecutive Adelaide Test if Cummins fails to get up for the second Test against the Windies starting Thursday.
CA said Cummins will be evaluated continuously throughout the inning.
“Pat Cummins is experiencing mild pain in his right quadriceps,” CA said in a statement. evaluated fairly.”
Declaration: Australians learn a lesson
A heavy roller out meant Australia had declared, setting the West Indies 498 for the win.
It’s a good call from the Australians, who have been accused of batting too long in the past, and most recently blew a Test win at SCG in a series loss to India in 2021.
STATE OF PLAY: LABUSCHAGNE eats a lot for lunch
Marnus Labuschagne (104*) loves scoring runs in Australia!
The batting maestro carved a second century for Perth, reaching the milestone with just 109 pitches.
The Australian number 3 hit 13 fours and six in the final over before lunch and added 204 in the first innings.
Labuchagne is the eighth batsman to hit a second century and a century in a single game.
It was not an innings without controversy, however, as Labuchagne caught a no-ball early on the fourth day.
The incident only strengthens the narrative that the Australian number 3 is the luckiest batsman in international cricket.
The humble Labuchagne had no illusions that he had escaped with one against Alzari Joseph.
“Obviously I had a little bit of luck with that[ballless]bouncer,” Labuchaneu said during his lunch break. “He (Arzari Joseph) was bowling so fast there that I missed one there, but it’s always great (scoring a century) so I’m very proud of it.” increase.”
Rabshanyu said he “went well” in his fight with Joseph.
“Then I played some rogue shots (bouncer bursts), but I tried to calm myself down and get my heart rate down. It was a really good spell. I think he was hitting 145h.”
Warner Falls When Labuchagne Hits 50
Finally, the West Indies launched an attack on the fourth day, but had to wait until the first over after their drinks broke.
David Warner is the man to go, falling for off-spinner Roston Chase.
Warner tried to defend a delivery that flew well, but went a little too far. The ball flew out to the right of the short leg that he held and he skillfully caught it.
The Australian knows he likely has enough runs to ice the match now.
The big question is how long they want their bowlers to rest.
Expect Smith and Labuchagne, who have just reached 50, to improve their scoring percentage from now on.
No-ball drama hits gale as Labuchagne survives
Things are going from bad to worse for the West Indies, who were stripped of their wicket after a no-ball drama.
Joseph, who had just been hit with a massive six, responded with a short ball, leaving Labuchagne to cut off the end of his bat.
The ball then detached from the helmet and ballooned into the gully.
But before the fuss was over, a replay showed Joseph’s foot just above the line.
The temperature in Perth is 30 degrees and the tourist footprint is 366 degrees.
Rabshanyu is checked by the Australian team doctor after a high hit, but remains in the middle.
Lovechanu wears one of the gloves
It’s the start of the 4th day. And it only carried one over for a bit of drama.
Marnus Labuchagne was hit by a hand after a short ball by Arzali Joseph.
Labuchaneu attempted a pull shot, but the ball slammed into his glove.
The Australian star was seen removing his gloves and bending his hand.
There is no sign of him getting off the ground. This is great.
Australia XI: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitch Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh hazelwood.
West Indies XI: Craig Brathwaite (c), Tagenarin Chanderpoor, Nkrumah Bonner, Jermaine Blackwood, Kyle Meyers, Jason Holder, Joshua Da Silva, Roston Chase, Arzari Joseph, Kemer Roach, Jaden Shields
Australia v West Indies cricket: live scores, stream, Pat Cummins injury, Steve Smith captain
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