Watch: Alzarri Joseph gets rid of Marnus Labuschagne with fiery bouncer but unfortunately on a no-ball

 West Indies were relieved for taking the crucial wicket but their celebration was cut short soon after they saw Alzarri had overstepped.

Rohit Kumar
Dec 03, 2022 08:06 IST
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Marnus Labuschagne and Alzarri Joseph (Source - Twitter)

Marnus Labuschagne and Alzarri Joseph (Source - Twitter)

West Indies speedster Alzarri Joseph was troubling Marnus Labuschagne with a flurry of short deliveries and the double-centurion from the first innings was also dismissed, only before a tale in the twist grabbed the attention of spectators.

Alzarri was bowling the 16th over of the innings and he bowled two bouncers in a row to deceive the batter. On the first delivery, Marnus was surprised by the length but top edged it over third man, resulting in a six.

The bowler followed it up with another short delivery but into the body this time. Labuschagne took his eyes off the ball while playing the pull and the ball hit his helmet after taking the top edge. It then deflected towards the gully and the fielder positioned there took a simple catch.

West Indies were relieved for taking the crucial wicket but their celebration was shortlived after they saw Alzarri had overstepped the bowling crease by inches, forcing the umpire to rule it as a no-ball.

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Australia heading towards the victory

The home side declared their innings at 598-4 and dismissed the West Indies for 283 to take complete control of the match. In the third innings, the Kangaroos declared on 182-2 at Lunch on Saturday with Labuschagne and Steve Smith not out after having resumed the fourth day on 29-1. Australia scored 153 runs in the session in just 26 overs.

Marnus Labuschagne hit an unbeaten 104 to add to his first innings score of 204 and, thereby, became the third Australian with single and double centuries in a Test as Australia set the West Indies a massive 498 runs target to win the opening Test.

West Indies are off to a decent start in the fourth innings of the first Test as Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Kraigg Braithwaite are looking solid in the middle. Both the openers batted well, earlier, in the second innings as well. Braithwaite scored 64 runs off 166 balls, while Chanderpaul scored 51 runs off 79 balls.

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