West Indies legendary batter Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s son Tagenarine Chanderpaul made his Test debut against Australia on December 1, Thursday, against Australia in Perth. After Australia declared with a total of 598, West Indies walked out to bat in their first innings. Kraigg Brathwaite and Tagenarine Chanderpaul were tested by the Australian seamers as they were struggling a lot in the beginning but they did not lose their confidence and got their rhythm later.
On the last delivery of the sixth over, Chanderpaul coped a blow in the crotch. He collapses onto his knees and grimaces, before receiving medical attention, and a bizarre remedy is on show. He also took some mighty blows on the other body parts as well.
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Australia put up a huge total
The first match of the two-match Test series between Australia and West Indies started on November 30, Wednesday. Australia won the toss and chose to bat. David Warner departed early for five as he chopped one back onto his stumps of Jayden Searles. But from then the Australians hit back at the West Indies by scoring a mountain of runs.
Marnus Labuschagne scored his second double-hundred in Australia and made 204 off 350 balls with 20 fours and one six after the one he had scored against New Zealand in 2020. He had scored his first double ton in Sydney and made 215 on that occasion. Labuschagne had more luck on 194 when he edged spinner Roston Chase only for Da Silva to miss a chance behind the stumps.
Steve Smith showed again everyone who is the boss of Test Cricket by scoring a sensational double-century off 311 balls with 16 fours. Smith equaled the record of Sir Don Bradman's 29 Test hundreds to add another feather to his glittering cap. He reached the landmark in his 88th Test match, while the great Don scored his 29th Test century in his 51st Test against England at Leeds in July 1948. That was the penultimate Test of Bradman's career.
Travis Head played superbly for his 99 off 95 balls with 11 fours but was dismissed by Kraigg Brathwaite on 99. Head is performing consistently for Australia in Test and white-ball format both.