AUS vs WI 1st Test Scorecard & Match Report | Dominant Aussies Crush West Indies

(AUS vs WI 1st Test) The nail-biting first Test between Australia and West Indies went down to the wire, with Australia eventually securing a comfortable 10-wicket victory. Led by Travis Head’s stellar 119 in the first innings and Usman Khawaja’s crucial contributions of 45 and an unbeaten 9 in the second, the Aussies wrapped up the match inside three days and took a 1-0 lead in the series.

Adelaide Oval, Australia, January 19, 2024: Australia defeated the West Indies by 10 wickets in the first Test match of the two-match series.

Australia won the toss and decided to bowl first in the 1st Test Match. WI scored 180/10 (1st Innings) and 120/10 (2nd Innings), with Kirk McKenzie top-scoring with 50 in 1st innings and 26 runs in 2nd innings.

In reply to the West Indies’ score of 188 all out in the first innings, Australia posted a commanding 283/10. They then chased down the West Indies’ modest target of 26 runs for the loss of no wickets within just 6 overs, sealing a dominant 10-wicket victory in the first Test at Adelaide Oval. Shamar Joseph took five wickets for 94, while Justin Greaves took two wickets. This victory secures Australia a 1–0 series win over West Indies.

AUS vs WI 1st Test Match Summary

West Indies:

WI scored 180/10 (1st Innings) and 120/10 (2nd Innings), (Kirk McKenzie 50 & 26, Josh Hazlewood 4-44 (1st Innings) & 5-35 (2nd Innings), Pat Cummins 4-41).

Australia:

Afghanistan made 283/10 1st inning and 26/0 in 2nd innings (Travis Head 119, Usman Khawaja 45 & 9*, Shamar Joseph 5-94, Justin Greaves 2-36)

AUS vs WI 1st Test Match Summary

AUS vs WI 1st Test Match Summary

Player of the Match:

Travis Head (Australia) is the Player of the Match for 119 runs.

Travis Head, said: “It was challenging. Lucky the experience coming in good stead. Nice to spend four-five days at home in this busy summer”.

Key Moments:

  • Result: Australia won by 10 wickets within 3 days, taking a 1-0 series lead.
  • Batting Heroes: Head (119), Khawaja (45 & 9*).
  • West Indies Batting: Struggled with only 188 & 120 runs.
  • Bowling Stars: Hazlewood (9 wickets), Cummins (4 wickets).
  • Bright Spark: Young WI pace bowler Shamar Joseph (5 wickets).
  • Bonus: Australia chased down 26 runs in just 6 overs for no loss.

AUS Vs WI Test Series Standings Position:

  • Australia 1-0
  • West Indies 0-1

Following Australia’s dominant 10-wicket victory in Adelaide, all eyes will be on the players to see if they can maintain their momentum or if the West Indies can stage a fierce comeback.

Note: Second Test Match Schedule

  • Match Dates: January 25-29, 2024
  • Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane

AUS Vs WI Test Series Squads:

Australia Test squad: Pat Cummins (c), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc.

West indies Test Squad: Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Alzarri Joseph, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Kirk McKenzie, Alick Athanaze, Kavem Hodge, Justin Greaves, Joshua Da Silva, Akeem Jordan, Gudakesh Motie, Kemar Roach, Kevin Sinclair, Tevin Imlach, Shamar Joseph, Zachary McCaskie.

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