Australia vs West Indies 1st Test Day 5 Highlights – 4 Dec 2022

Pat Cummins: I’m going well, and I have a tight quad. I was going to have a bowl, but it didn’t get close. Few of the boys called it a jog, which I was happy with – just tried to be protective and hopefully I’ll be available for Adelaide. Over here in Aussie wickets, you can get big partnerships when the pitch flattens out. Lyon loves bowling here and it was a fantastic all-round performance. Marnus has a huge appetite for runs and he’s ridiculous – he still wants to bowl and chase every ball [in the field]. Lyon was fantastic. There was not a lot on offer, but he still found a way.

Kraigg Brathwaite: Obviously, disappointed with the loss but must commend the batters for the fight. Good fight but we have to sit down as a bowling unit and find out how we’re going to get 20 wickets. It was not thinking about survival – just normal batting and still believing in their plans. Australia bowled well and it’s good to see the fight as batters. There was consideration to go for runs if we had wickets, but losing wickets put us under pressure. We have to sit down and come out with better plans for the second Test. The hundred meant a lot and as a leader, I want to lead from the front – whether I’m on the field… We have to wait on Roach’s scan and we have a replacement coming down.

Marnus Labuschange, Player of the Match: The ground is similar to Brisbane. Playing in bouncy wickets there helps. Probably the first innings was my favorite – coming in early and the wicket was nipping around. Yeah, Joseph was bowling nice and fast and it got the beans flowing. Nice to be able to compose me after that no-ball wicket. Probably have to give it to the batting coach. Steve, Davey and Green, me all have been hitting a lot of balls.

Australia vs West Indies Highlights today. 1st Test, Perth Stadium, Sunday 4-12-2022, West Indies tour of Australia 2022.

Australia have won the toss and will bat first!

Australia team: 1 David Warner, 2 Usman Khawaja, 3 Marnus Labuschagne, 4 Steven Smith, 5 Travis Head, 6 Cameron Green, 7 Alex Carey (wk), 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Nathan Lyon, 11 Josh Hazlewood.
West Indies team: 1 Kraigg Brathwaite (capt), 2 Tagenarine Chanderpaul, 3 Nkrumah Bonner, 4 Jermaine Blackwood, 5 Kyle Mayers, 6 Jason Holder, 7 Joshua Da Silva (wk), 8 Roston Chase, 9 Alzarri Joseph, 10 Kemar Roach, 11 Jayden Seales.

Head to Head In Test’s: 116
Australia Won: 58
West Indies Won: 32
Australia Test Rankings: 1st
West Indies Test Rankings: 8th

Form guide

(Last five completed matches, most recent first)
Australia LWWDD
West Indies WWWDD

Match Timings: 2:20 AM GMT | 10:20 AM Local
Umpires – Richard Illingworth, Rod Tucker
TV Umpire – Kumar Dharmasena
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – Sam Nogajski
Match number – Test no. 2477

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