AUS vs WI Live Score Updates 2nd Test Day 4: Follow Live Scorecard and Commentary

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Last Updated: January 28, 2024, 10:46 IST

Australia vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 4 Live

Australia vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 4 Live

AUS vs WI 2nd Test Day 4: Get the live updates and scorecard of the Day 4 of the Australia vs West Indies 2nd Test at Gabba, Brisbane.

AUS vs WI 2nd Test Day 4 Live: Australia would look to get another win in their kitty when they take the field on the fourth day against West Indies in the day-night Test in Brisbane on Sunday. The hosts were 60/2 at stumps on Day 3 after Steve Smith capped off a pretty good day for the hosts on Saturday. The hosts need another 156 runs for victory to take a clean sweep of the two-Test series with eight wickets in hand.

Australia’s hopes of taking the win, however, may be hampered by predicted heavy rain for the next two days. Australia had wrapped up the West Indian second innings for 193 shortly after the tea break when No.11 Shamar Joseph had to retire hurt after being hit on the toe by a Mitchell Starc bouncer.

Joseph was taken for scans on Saturday night and although he hasn’t fractured his toe, it is unknown whether he will bowl on Sunday. The West Indies went into the final session six wickets down, but lost the last fours, including Joseph, for just 10 runs.

Chasing 216 for victory, Australia lost an early wicket when Usman Khawaja was caught down the leg side off Alzarri Joseph. Marnus Labuschagne, who has had a lean summer, failed for the second time this match, edging Justin Greaves to third slip where Kevin Sinclair took a sharp catch to leave Australia 42-2.

After resuming Saturday at 13-1, West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite and No.3 Kirk McKenzie were intent on keeping the Australians in the field as long as possible. McKenzie in particular looked in great touch as he punished anything loose from the Australian pace attack.

Brathwaite was not as fluent and after scraping his way to 16, he played a poor shot to an innocuous Green delivery and chipped a simple catch to Labuschagne at cover. However, he and McKenzie had put on a 50-run partnership to lay a good foundation for the visitors.

Alick Athanaze and Kavem Hodge consolidated and reached the first break with few troubles. Lyon struck again after dinner, drawing an edge from Athanaze (35) before a brilliant piece of fielding from Travis Head saw Hodge run out for 29.

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