Ricky Pointing has as soon as once more been spot on together with his on-air prediction. Throughout Australia’s ongoing second Check towards West Indies, he analysed about how Alex Carey may very well be dismissed and the latter fell precisely in the identical method. This all occurred with hardly a spot of some seconds, leaving netizens in amazement as soon as once more by the legend’s evaluation of the sport. In the meantime, the West Indies weathered an attacking storm from Australian wicketkeeper Carey to maintain their noses in entrance at Tea on day two of the second Check on the Gabba on Friday.
Carey, who got here to the crease with Australia reeling on 54 for five, launched a blazing counterattack, racing to 50 runs off simply 38 balls. He and Khawaja placed on 96 runs in fast time. Whereas batting on 65, Carey tried one huge shot too many by mistiming a pull shot straight to Tagenarine Chanderpaul at deep positive leg, one thing that Ponting predicted simply seconds in the past.
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In the present day, in Ricky Ponting commentary:
“It seems like (Carey’s) eyes are spinning a bit to me. He is in overdrive in the meanwhile, desires to hit each ball.
“I agree with you Bish, simply go a bit extra defensive, make him play a giant shot from a very good size ball.”
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On the second break, Australia have been 161 for 7, nonetheless 150 runs behind the West Indies’ first innings complete of 311. Opener Usman Khawaja was not out 40, with Mitchell Starc falling on the final ball earlier than Tea.
Kemar Roach took three fast wickets earlier than the primary break to stun Australia, leaving the hosts staggering on 24-4 on the first break.
After resuming on 266-8, the West Indies reached 311 of their first innings.
They then struck early to dismiss Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Inexperienced and Travis Head earlier than dinner, leaving the Australian reply in tatters.
The Australian experiment of shifting Smith up the order to open the batting after David Warner’s retirement hadn’t labored within the first Check in Adelaide final week, and it failed once more on Friday.
(With AFP Inputs)
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