Australia v West Indies test results live, broadcast, Justin Langer plate removed

Welcome to our live coverage of the Test opening between Australia and the West Indies.

The Australians have dominated tournaments so far, amassing massive first innings in what has been a batsman’s paradise.

Will the runs keep running?

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Pat Cummins takes his 200th wicket with absolute success.

The Captain takes out West Indian skipper Craig Brathwaite (64) with the copy of the delivery that took out Joe Root in the last Ashes series.

The Cummins just have the knack for turning under the right hand and hitting the top of the stump. Incredible delivery.

With this wicket, Australia becomes the first Test team to field four players with 200 wickets.


It’s lunchtime here at the stadium in Perth, and the honors for this session go to the tourists.

The West Indies moved to 1-150, a terrific effort considering the difficult session they had to endure last night.

Captain Craig Brathwaite crossed the 50-year mark as he set his sights on the mark in his 11th international test century.

The only downside to this session was that Nkrumah Bonner was forced to retire due to injury after being hit by bouncer Cam Green.

Australia’s lead is still 448 runs. What will be on the stumps?


Optus Stadium security sources have confirmed they have removed Justin Langer a sign of protest on the third day of the first test due to its controversial nature.

A group of teenagers from Perth admitted to being surprised that the stadium security considered the “JUSTICE FOR JL” sign they displayed over the fence at the bottom of the Justin Langer stand to be enough to remove it from them on Friday.

Optus Stadium said the sign was removed because it overlapped commercial signs, a claim that was strongly denied by security sources who spoke to News Corp on condition of anonymity.

News Corp reported that stadium management sent a message to security demanding that the sign be removed due to the nature of what was on display.

There is no doubt that this sign was a provocative message in the context controversial test preparation, but it would be an exaggeration to say that this is contrary to the terms and conditions of Cricket Australia which provide; “I will not wear or otherwise display commercial, political, religious or offensive signage or logos.”

The teenagers on the fence said that the sign was not there, but another visitor gave it to them for demonstration.

After security removed the sign, the boys began chanting “WE WANT JUSTICE” and then chanting “JUSTIN LANGER” again.

However, the boys were not spoken to about the anti-social behavior and Bay was actually shouting support for the Australian players on the field.

The teens News Corp spoke to weren’t upset about the removal of the sign and were happy to continue enjoying their day, but admitted to being surprised that the JLIGHT FOR JL message was deemed offensive.

The teens confirmed that they were told by security that the sign was being removed because of her message, and denied Optus Stadium’s claim that it was because she was covering advertising signs.

The offending JUSTICE FOR JL banner is kept on the ground for teenagers to pick up if they want to return it after the game.

This week, former players have been preparing for the anti-social behavior of Perth fans towards players out of loyalty to local hero Langer.

However, there was no evidence of this, and the players received good support.

Bonner resigns after nasty blow

Nkrumah Bonner is about to retire.

Details are still being worked out at this point, but batsman number three took a nasty blow to the head in Cameron Green’s first over.

It was about 20 minutes ago, but during the break he decided to leave.

It will be evaluated throughout the day. If he is out of action due to a concussion, a substitute may come into play in his place.

He looked great in the middle. This is a big blow for the West Indies.


The West Indies did an outstanding job of stabilizing the situation after that early wicket.

Nkrumah Bonner had some difficult moments when he first came into goal, but he has looked solid for the last 45 minutes.

He moved up to 13th place and is doing well on the scoreboard.

Crygg Brathwaite is the anchor on the other end of the crease, with his 30 runs scored 110 balls.

It feels like the plan of the West Indies is just to survive as long as possible.


Australian all-round star Mitchell Marsh joined Glenn Maxwell, who was pulled from the BBL due to injury.

Marsh has undergone ankle surgery to resolve a long-standing problem and will miss three months of appearances to prepare for next year’s 50-man World Championships.

Maxwell was the biggest draw card in BBL history and Marsh was another leader and their losses are huge.


Tell me about the perfect start.

Thanks to the brilliance of Josh Hazlewood, Australia has a wicket in the first over with Tagenarin Chanderpole caught in misses on 51.

It was a serious end.

Hazlewood hit the right length from the first ball and Chanderpole played and missed several times.

On the last delivery he caught the edge and Warner swallowed it the first time.

A dream start for Australians and a disaster for the West Indies.


Robert Craddock

Former Test speed bowler Merv Hughes always likes to bring a smile to his face with his work as a flamboyant guest speaker… except for one line.

When Hughes says that “the best team I came across was the West Indies”, he sometimes notices a smile or a giggle in the room, as if people think it’s a joke and wait for the climax.

But if you’re Hughes’ age (61) or older, there’s no punchline, because in those days, punches were so often they fly with the power of a windmill towards Australia.

There was little reason to smile at the mistreatment of the mighty West Indian bands of the 1970s, 80s and early 90s – not just in Australia but around the world.

The smiles most likely come from cricket fans under 40 who can’t be blamed for not remembering the carnage.

After all, this summer it has been 30 years since the West Indies won the Test series against Australia and as many as six series since they won the single Test series against Baggy Greens, a drought that looks set to continue after work. Labushan, Smith. and company in Perth.

This is in stark contrast to the old days when the West Indies went 15 years (1980-95) without losing a series – and not just Australia. anyone. Twenty-nine consecutive unbeaten streaks. Extraordinary.

Hughes tells tales of the era when he and his great buddy Tony Dodemade beat the great rookie batsmen Gordon Greenage and Desmond Haynes, looked at the scoreboard and realized that even if they took the wicket, things could get worse… with Richie Richardson and Viv Richards are next.

“I’m not sure what happened, but I know a lot of West Indian countries are in financial trouble because of their cricket,” Hughes said.

“I remember West Indian players telling me years ago that kids here watch a lot of American sports on TV. I heard Kirtley Ambrose say he wanted to play basketball but only played cricket because his mother told him to play cricket… I hate his mother!”

Notably, the Perth contest is the first test between Australia and the West Indies in seven years, and the gap speaks to Australia’s desire not to play them unless they are forced to.

It’s a far cry from the wonderful Windies days of the 1970s when Kerry Packer tried to get them to Australia every year.

The amazing thing about the fate of the West Indies was not so much how far they fell, but how they ever dominated to such a large extent, in the first place, considering that islands like Antigua, Barbados and Trinidad, are separate countries bound by cricket and nothing else. .

There are many reasons for the Windies’ demise, but one turning point in their fortunes came when the English counties began to lose interest in signing Caribbean players in the 1990s.

A legion of great West Indian players such as Richards and Joel Garner (Somerset), Malcolm Marshall (Hampshire), Michael Holding (Lancashire and Derbyshire) and Ambrose (Northamptonshire) learned their trade in England.

But since then, West Indian players have fallen out of favor in the English counties and in England itself.

The next Future Tours program does not feature England’s test tour of the West Indies, once one of cricket’s greatest travels, a hint that the gliding of the once-greatest cricket equipment of all time will only continue.