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Adam Voges, Shaun Marsh Help Aussies Start Well on Day 1 of 1st Test against West Indies in Hobart

Adam Voges, Shaun Marsh Help Aussies Start Well on Day 1 of 1st Test against West Indies in Hobart

December 10
11:24 2015

adam vNew Delhi, Thursday, December 10 – After Australia won the toss and decided to bat first at Bellerive Oval in Hobart, where 1st Test is in progress, it was likely that the host will emerge strong against the West Indies cricket team. And the same happened today when Australians came to bat. The Australian openers Joe Burns and David Warner arrived in sheer confidence as objective was clear and that was to put some considerable runs on the scoreboard.

The two openers batted stylishly to play some useful knocks. The 26-year-old Joe Burns was the first to lose his wicket to Shannon Gabriel but he scored 33 runs of  43 balls. His classy innings, though short, comprised seven boundaries. This made him attain specific amount of runs in speed. Australian captain Steven Smith arrived on the crease soon after dismissal of Burns but Jomel Warrican showed him the way back to pavilion much before than what anybody expected. 10 runs from the young skipper of the home side were contributed in the team’s total score. His knock consisted of a four as well. Jermaine Blackwood did not make any mistake in taking a good catch, which certainly made the host feel some pressure.

After a few overs, left-handed opening batsman Warner fell short to Jomel Warrican at a score of 64, which came in just 61 deliveries. Denesh Ramdin had no option but to pouch the catch as a mistake at this end may have landed them in troublesome situation as the explosive cricketer already struck 11 fours. Post his dismissal, the West Indies had to wait long for wickets to fall as Adam Voges and Shaun Marsh made sure they bat in style, maintaining good run rate and adding considerable runs from their end to put early pressure on the visiting squad.

By the end of 58 overs, Australia have scored 295 runs for the loss of three wickets. The 36-year-old Subiaco born Voges is batting at the score of 126 runs off 123 balls. So far, he has struck 19 boundaries. Shaun Marsh is batting at 62 runs. He sent the ball into the fences five times. The middle-order batsmen have provided Australia an edge in performance that will help the team rise better.

The bowling lineup of the travelers includes Jerome Taylor, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel, ermaine Blackwood, Jason Holder, Jomel Warrican and Kraigg Brathwaite. The young Warrican, who is a slow left-arm orthodox bowler, has dismissed two men up till now. Gabriel has got one wicket. Australia have reached at a spot by this time from where they can think of putting a challenging total in their first innings. Even though unpredictability of cricket is known to everyone, dismissing seven Australians in a short span of time isn’t going to be easy for the West Indies, who alike Aussies want to start 3-match Test series with a win.

But as far as recent happenings of the ground are to be taken into consideration then Aussies hold a tad strong position than the tourists. Substantial accumulation of runs can be done from tail-ender batsmen too for the reason that they are self motivated and believe in playing as a unit. The way scores are being pocketed by Voges and Marsh, it shows Australia will declare innings by taking in account their ability to restrict West Indies much prior to the total scored by them. Game of Day 1 will be of immense use. If Aussies bat the entire day, challenges are going to be massive for the opponents. West Indies batting got to be robust if they wish to reply in confidence to the Australia, which is led by a man who rose as one of the strong players in the recent time. In spite of the fact that  he did not perform up to the mark in 1st innings but he may turn things in Australia’s favor through great captaincy skills and decisions according to pitch conditions.

Recent updates – After 66 overs, Australia have scored 333 runs. Marsh is just a few runs short to get a ton. He looks forward to pocket a century to catch the eyes and make his inning be big and helpful in team’s success in the Game 1 of The Frank Worrell Trophy. A win is eyed by both teams but West Indies are striving for wickets as any room at this juncture to play shots with extreme ease will take the match far away from their grip. Several bowling combinations have been tried at this time by the guests to get a breakthrough and feel themselves in the match once again. The Aussies look in no rush but make sure they attack most of the deliveries in order to capitalize the chance of earning as much runs as possible.

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