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Australia Emerge Strong vs. West Indies Thanks to Immaculate Play by Adam Voges & Shaun Marsh

Australia Emerge Strong vs. West Indies Thanks to Immaculate Play by Adam Voges & Shaun Marsh

December 11
09:06 2015

marsh1New Delhi, Friday, December 11 – Australia made their decision of batting first at Bellerive Oval in Hobart right post winning the toss in Game 1 of 3-match Test series. The host ensured of sturdy start against the West Indies.  The opening duo Joe Burns and David Warner did a good partnership, letting the runs go on the scoreboard in pace.

On one hand, the 26-year-old Burns scored 33 runs in 43 deliveries, together with seven boundaries, while on the other hand, left-handed opening batsman Warner scored 64 runs in 61 balls (4 x 11). Jomel Warrican certainly gave a major breakthrough to his teammates after dismissing Australian skipper Steven Smith at 10 runs.

The home side was taken at a strong spot by Adam Voges and Shaun Marsh. Tons by these two talented players helped the Aussies come in control against the rivals. They batted in style with no fear. And this is the reason why run rate did not come down. They added significant runs from their end, taking Australia out from any sort of possible troublesome situation and putting huge stress on the visiting squad. When fourth wicket fell in the form of Marsh, 570 runs were already attained by the host.  The 32-year-old Narrogin born cricketer contributed 182 runs in the team’s total score. These many runs came in 266 deliveries. His knock consisted of a six  and 15 4s as well. Warrican was the man another time to let his team heave a sigh of relief, no matter, a tad late this time.

Darren Bravo did not leave the opportunity of taking a catch, which was important to think of bounce back in the contest. Mitchell Marsh was the new batsman on the crease but he just scored 1 run off 11 balls after Australia declared their innings as 583 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. Adam Voges struck 33 fours and ran for some amazing ones and twos to play a knock of 268 runs off 285 balls. His dismissal was eyed right from the time he came to hold the fort but West Indies were left with no option but to strive for the wicket of 36-year-old Voges. The runs were pocketed at a run rate of 5.11. 24 extras were bowled by the opponents.

67 boundaries and a six were hit by Australian side while batting first. Without a doubt, the middle-order batsmen bothered the travelers through stupendous performances through bat. Voges and Marsh not only lent a hand in making Australia rise robust but also stabilized team’s innings at a time when it was doubted that they might not pull off in a strong manner. But the two players nullified such vulnerability and made the bowling lineup of West Indies playing XI bear the brunt.

The objective of employing Jerome Taylor, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel, Jermaine Blackwood, Jason Holder, Jomel Warrican and Kraigg Brathwaite on job was to get some quick wickets but what happened later on doesn’t require attention as amazing shows of Australians made the receive words of praise from cricket experts, analysts and fans. The slow left-arm orthodox bowler Warrican was the leading wicket-taker, dismissing three batsmen, whereas Gabriel got one wicket. The others did not get any wicket, failing to feel themselves a step above the host.

A challenging total by Australia in their first innings was likely keeping in mind stupendous batting a day ago. Despite the fact that people are familiar with unpredictability of cricket, they still can figure out that Australians are better than West Indies in most of the departments. Starting the Test series with a win is dreamt by the two squads. Substantial accretion of runs by Voges and Marsh showed once again that why Australia are tough to beat and it is because each member of the team knows his duties well.

As expected earlier, Aussies declared their innings after taking in consideration their ability to put a ceiling on West Indies’ speed of attaining runs. Post an important day of the Game on Thursday, Aussies look  forward to ending West Indies’ innings as early as possible. Challenges are colossal in front of the challengers who have come overseas to make their tour memorable. But it would be interesting to notice how West Indies proceed in the game as they are batting at a score of 27 in 13 overs, losing a wicket in the form of  Kraigg Brathwaite, who was lbw by Josh Hazlewood. The opener played a knock of 2 runs off 26 balls. Rajindra Chandrika is batting at 18 runs, while Darren Bravo at 2 runs.

West Indies camp needs to reply in absolute confidence to let Australia feel the heat too. But is that going to be easy what thought earlier? Perhaps no. Exhibition of some great captaincy and individual shows could create the difference. Mood of the pitch may change as the play progresses. The Game 1 of The Frank Worrell Trophy is already grabbing the eyeballs. West Indies would wish to emerge stronger from this point as they have to cover a long way to stay away from troublesome situation. As far as Aussies bowling combination is concerned, the attack is going to be sharp.

Josh Hazlewood has got 1 wicket till now. James Pattinson, Peter Siddle and Nathan Lyon are trying to do their bit and get wickets as early as possible. If West Indies do not lose any wicket further and put forward some iconic performances today, it will help them think of being in the competition. Nonetheless, quick collapse will put them in problem. All happenings of today’s play will be imperative in some aspect for both groups. Fans wish Australia to continue putting best foot forward as this is important to move ahead in the contest with a lead.

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