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Labuschagne scores a century, as Australia continues to dominate West Indies in the first test match


Marnus Labuschagne scored 104 runs without being out in addition to the double century he scored in the first innings. He joined Greg Chappell and Doug Walters as the only Australians to record a single century and a double century in a test match.

After declaring their innings in the first test match on day four at noon with a score of 182-2, the West Indies were given a target of 497 runs to win.

The hosts began the day with a score of 29-1, but they scored 153 runs in the first session in only 26 overs. Labuschagne and Smith (20 not out) had an 81-run partnership during this time.

After scoring 598 runs and losing only four wickets in the first innings, Australia took complete command of the match by bowling the West Indies out for only 283.

To prevent Australia from gaining a 1-0 lead in the two-game series, the visitors will need to bat throughout the day on Sunday.

In response to this, Kraigg Brathwaite scored 101 runs without losing a wicket and teamed up with Tagenarine Chanderpaul for a partnership of 116 runs.

At the end of the day’s play, the West Indies were sitting at 192-3, having lost their opener, Brooks, and their opener, Jermaine Blackwood, due to wickets taken by Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon, respectively.

Labuschagne avoided being caught after he top-edged an Alzarri Joseph no-ball via his helmet to Shamarh Brooks in the gully position. Brooks was fielding.

As he raced toward a run-a-ball century before lunch, he humiliated the West Indies by hitting two sixes and 13 fours during his innings.

The day’s first wicket fell to the West Indies when opener David Warner played a poor shot that was taken by Brooks at short leg off the bowling of Roston Chase.

Medium pacer After pulling a muscle under his right shoulder, Kyle Mayers did not bowl, and Kemar Roach hobbled off the field at the end of the morning session. Both of these injuries occurred during the morning spell.

On day five of the match, the West Indies need to score an additional 306 runs in order to win, while Australia needs to take seven wickets in order to take the lead in the series.

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