AUS 293/2 (90 ov, Steven Smith 59*, Marnus Labuschagne 154*, Jason Holder 0/29)


And that’s stumps. Opening days of matches and series don’t come much than that for Australia. Labuschange and Smith walk off to warm applause and raise their bats. It feels like there’s a lot more runs on offer for this pair. A day of toil for West Indies after the early boost of removing David Warner. There were some good patches in their bowling, and with a bit more luck could have had a couple more successes, but they did let things slip in the latter half of the day. Australia will their eyes on 500+ tomorrow before unleashing their attack on a pitch that may get a little faster. West Indies will have a ball that’s only eight overs old so will come out hard in the first hour, but it’s a long way back from here. “Scoring a Test hundred anytime is amazing, so to be able to do it in the first Test of the summer can hopefully set you up for this game but also the summer.” Marnus Labuschagne says. He also adds that he was able to take advantage of when West Indies tried to bowl fuller. I’ll wrap things up there for today. We’ll be back for all the action tomorrow. But if you want to keep up to date with a hectic morning for England in Pakistan, head here. For now from Gnasher and Ekanth it’s goodbye and thanks for joining us.



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