Australia have remained in full control since the fourth day of testing action at Optus Stadium in Perth.
Again behind Marnus Rabuchagne, the Australians proclaimed at 2/182, setting the West Indies 498 for victory, thus putting the bat-toting tourist to the sword.
West Indies captain Craig Brathwaite fumbled the Aussie bowling attack in the last two sessions to raise the century and leave the team at 3/192 for 306 runs on the final day.
Earlier in the day, Labuchaneu carved his name on the record books after being given a life after being caught no-ball at age 19, but made the most of his second chance.
He achieved the rare feat of scoring 100 runs in a session after starting the day with 3 knots out.
It was Labuchagne’s ninth Test century and second Test century in this Test match after two centuries in the first innings.
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The 28-year-old became the third Australian to score a century and a century in the same test, after Doug Walters and Greg Chappell.
Only eight men in the history of Test cricket have achieved this feat: Labouchagne, Walters, Chappell, Brian Lara, Kumar Sangakkara, Sunil Gavaskar, Graeme Gooch, Greg Chappell, Doug Walters and Lawrence Lowe.
At lunch, the Australian made two time calls and scored 498 runs over the tourists for the win.
It started well for the West Indies, with openers Craig Brathwaite and Tagenaryn Chanderpoor building a solid foundation with a 116-run stand.
After being dropped into the depths, Chanderpole’s innings ended after chopping up a delivery from Mitchell Stark.
West Indies number 3 Shamar Brooks didn’t last long after Nathan Lyon caught an edge in Steve Smith’s slip.
Australia has only one review after missing several chances in Saturday’s final session.
The Test heads into the fifth and final day as the Aussies need seven more wickets to clinch a 306-run win for the West Indies.
Catch up on the action for Day 4 below.
The roar of Lyon in Perth
Nathan Lyon scored the first wicket in the second session, scoring 11 runs before sending Shammer Brooks out of the way.
Skipper Craig Brathwaite looks ready for the Orgies to start building muscle at Optus Stadium as he remains undefeated with 67.
A perfect shot from Lyon undid Brooks’ crease and the ball caught his outside edge and went into the hands of Steve Smith, who made a sharp catch on the slip.
Just two balls later, Lyon thought the Orgies were one up and claimed Jermaine Blackwood after the ball nipped the Willows.
Skipper Pat Cummins sent it upstairs for review, but Sunikko showed nothing and Blackwood stayed at the crease.
Stark drops, but then gets revenge
Mitchell Stark in the dive failed to maintain a spectacular catch and Cameron Green slapped the turf in frustration.
Tagenarine Chanderpole shot high into the Perth skies amidst cries of ‘Catch’, but the son of the West Indies great survived when the ball hit the deck.
Stark’s next over made up for the drop in the outfield by knocking over Chanderpole.
Bowled from around the wicket, Stark’s pitch was cut back into the stumps by Chanderpole on the inside edge.
A perfect display of the West Indies
Australia called lunchtime and sent in the tourists, but the second session did not go as well as the Australians had hoped, as the West Indies starters received chocolate.
Tagenarin Chanderpoor and captain Craig Brathwaite scored a total of 84 runs as Australia’s bowling attack struggled without skipper Pat Cummins.
In a bizarre scene, skipper Steve Smith throws the ball to Marnus Labchagne and picks a medium.
If that wasn’t enough, the superstar hitter started throwing bouncers.
Steve Smith captain again
Pat Cummins has been out of four innings at Perth Stadium, suffering from right quadriceps pain.
news corp Cummins reportedly had an MRI on Friday night and may not bowl for the remainder of the Test match unless required.
Vice-captain Steve Smith takes the reins as skipper and could be set as captain for the second time since the Sandpaper scandal if Cummins doesn’t recover in the second test, which begins Thursday.
Cricket Australia said in a statement: “Pat Cummins has mild pain in his right quadriceps.
“He will continue to be monitored by the team’s medical staff and will continue to be evaluated for his ability to pitch in the second inning.”
There is no ball to bring Marnus to life
After top-edging Joseph Alzari’s nasty bouncer into the gully early on day four, Labshagne could have been out for 19.
However, replays showed Alzali slightly overstepped.
Windys legend Brian Lara told Fox Cricket: He bothered Marnas this morning that he was not on the board regarding Wicket.
Adam Gilchrist said the no-ball call was “excruciatingly close”.
Isa Guha added: it is 1 mm. ”
Not quite the start the West Indies had hoped for, as Australia extend their lead to over 400.
Australian bowlers make history
The hosts bowled the West Indies for 283 on Friday as Pat Cummins took 200 wickets in Test cricket.
The Captains are the newest and fastest bowling quartet to reach 200 wickets, with Nathan Lyon becoming the ninth highest wicket taker in Test cricket history.
Cummins’ Craig Brathwaite’s first wicket was his 200th in Australia, making the Test quartet of captain, Stark, Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon the first Australian attack to over 200 wickets each .
Not to be outdone, Lyon add their 440th wicket to place outright ninth in the all-time tally of Test wicket takers, ahead of Dale Stein and just two behind Indian tweeker Ravichandran Ashwin. became.
Meanwhile, an Australian legend Ricky Ponting is back in the commentary box on Channel 7 after he was rushed to the hospital Friday following heart terror.
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Australia v West Indies Day 4: Marnus Labouchagne’s record-breaking century, video, highlights
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