Opener Usman Khawaja scored 50 as Australia conquered the early loss of David Warner against a new-look West Indies assault attempting to enter with the pink ball in the day-night Test in Adelaide. After substitute chief Steven Smith chose for bat, Khawaja was for the most part untroubled in the principal meeting of the match on a sluggish yet fun Adelaide Oval surface.
He endure an early short-ball torrent from West Indies speedy Alzarri Joseph prior to assuming command, breezing through 1000 Assessment runs for the schedule year in the process as he arrived at his nineteenth Test 50 years in the last over before the supper break.
Khawaja exploited conflicting West Indies bowling, as he and Marnus Labuschagne, who scored a twofold hundred years and a ton in the principal Test, peered toward a long stretch at the wrinkle.
In any case, Warner again fell efficiently in one more botched an open door in his bid to end a close to three-year Test century dry spell. Looking especially engaged notwithstanding being in the titles on match eve, Warner was careful, scoring only 9 off his initial 23 balls, prior to crushing three limits off an undeniably worn out Joseph. Warner, nonetheless, was left paralyzed when he was gotten behind for 21 pursuing a wide ball from Joseph in a gawky excusal.
In the mean time, after his directing structure in Perth, Labuschagne batted warily against further developed West Indies bowling later in the meeting. Captain Kraigg Brathwaite fruitlessly returned to spinner Roston Pursue as the primary change bowler in a perplexing move. Yet, it demonstrated a deadened one even as his speed bowlers at last tracked down the right length to obstruct Khawaja, who was stuck on 49 for 26 conveyances.
Similar as their work in the 164-run first-Test rout, West Indies’ quicks couldn’t in every case compromise Australia’s top request. Energized by tennis ball-like skip, they designated a short length and opposed attempting to invoke early swing with the pink ball.
In any case, Anderson Phillip, playing simply his subsequent Test match, dazzled later in the meeting, as his tight line and lengths confined the scoring. It was a truly necessary tonic for a physical issue hit West Indies, whose hardships extended when debutant speedy Marquino Mindley left the field with a thought hamstring injury subsequent to bowling only two overs.
The two groups made a large group of changes, with Australia’s standard chief Pat Cummins neglecting to conquer a quad strain he got during the primary Test, while fast Josh Hazlewood was precluded with general irritation after West Indies batted for in excess of 200 overs across the two innings in Perth.
Seamers Scott Boland and Michael Neser added to Test matches they played the previous summer against Britain, while previous captain Smith assumed control from Cummins as he did in the Cinders Test in Adelaide the previous summer.