Kraigg Brathwaite wanted the West Indies to stay in the Test for as long as possible. He lived by his words in the end as West Indies pushed the game up until the Final Day. A draw was a possibility until Nathan Lyon did his thing on a Final Day Perth track. Despite the loss, West Indies has a little to be happy about. The top-order did well. The bowlers though were disappointing. With Kemar Roach and Kyle Mayers walking off, and even when they were there, the Australians found things going easy.
Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne both were unstoppable. The difference in strength was clear as both feasted on the West Indies bowling attack.
Played- 117 | Australia -59 | West Indies – 32 | Draw- 25 | Tie- 1
Date: December 7th 2022
Time: 9:30 AM IST
Venue: Adelaide Oval
The Weather at Adelaide is pretty good for the upcoming game.
The Adelaide Oval is a flat one too. Runs are easy to start with, but the pitch does breakdown and get dusty as the game progresses. Footmarks are expected by the third day, and spin will be a huge factor going into the Final day. Batting first is a better option.
David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins/Scott Boland, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon
Kraigg Brathwaite, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Shamarh Brooks, Jermaine Blackwood, Kyle Mayers, Joshua De Silva, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales
Kraigg Brathwaite led the way with the bat. He was at his best on his way to a Test Century in Australia and proved why he is one of the best Test openers going around. Lack of support around him and from his bowlers was a concern, but he still remains a very consistent and key player in the side.
Nathan Lyon bossed day five of the Perth Test. He has some nice numbers in Adelaide too, and will be a huge threat as he has been for over a decade.
West Indies are a far way from beating Australia at home. The Australian team are still really good at home, and are off the back of a dominating summer, beating England in the Ashes with ease.