West Indies were bundled for 148 runs in the first innings of the first Test against Australia at Windsor Park in Roseau, Dominica on Wednesday.
Earlier in the day, West Indies skipper and wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin had won the toss and chose to bat. Later he might have realised that it was a wrong decision as the deck is assisting the bowlers.
Australia, on the other hand, proved yet again that currently they have one of the best bowling attacks in the world. Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood bowled at a fierce pace and were generating a fair amount of swing and movement off the pitch.
The Aussie bowlers did not allow any West Indies batsmen to settle down and kept on troubling them through the corridor of uncertainty. The pacers picked up eight wickets and it shows how much the pitch has helped the fast bowlers.
West Indies kept on losing wickets at regular intervals and Shai Hope top scored with 36 runs, followed by all-rounder Jason Holder who managed to score 21 runs.
Later in the day, when Australia came out to bat, they too were troubled by the West Indies bowlers. David Warner was dismissed early by Jerome Taylor, followed by Shaun Marsh and skipper Michael Clarke. Debutant Adam Voges and hitman Steven Smith is at the crease. Voges received his Australian 'baggie green' cap at the age of 35 and is expected to perform well with the bat.
Voges is on 20 from 27 balls and Smith on 17 from 67 balls. These two would look to rebuild the Aussies innings and post a commendable total on the board. Day 2 of the first Test match between West Indies and Australia will be crucial for both the sides. Australia would not want to lose Voges and Smith early and would look to keep the scoreboard ticking and post a good total. Meanwhile, West Indies will look to unnerve the Aussie batsmen right from the word go.
Where to Watch Live
West Indies vs Australia 1st Test match Day 1 is scheduled for 10am WIT(7:30am IST, 2am GMT and 12am AEST) start with live coverage in India and West Indies onTen Cricket. The match can also be watched via live streaming online on cricket.com.au and Tensports.com.
Viewers in the UK can watch the first Test between West Indies and Australia on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD and can live-stream it on skysports.com.
Cricket fans in Australia can watch the match live on Fox Sports. For viewers in the US, the live streaming will be on Willow TV.