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Windies in a fight to avoid heavy defeat against Aussies

Despite batting 98 overs in their first innings, the West Indies find themselves in a battle to save the first test against Australia in Perth as the Aussies continue to hold the upper hand.

The hosts reached stumps on day three at 29-1, for a lead of 344 runs after holding a 315 run first innings avantage.

David Warner was 18 not out and with him at the close was first innings centurion Marnus Labuschagne on 3. 
Usman Khawaja is the man out for 5, going to Kemar Roach.

Earlier, the West Indies were dismissed for 283 in their first innngs reply after resuming on 74-0.

Captain Kraigg Brtahwaite top scored with 64 after resuming on 18, while Tagenarine Chanderpaul carried on to 51 from his  overnight 47.

Vice-captain, Jamaica's Jermaine Blakcwood also made 36 and concussion substitute Shamarh Brooks 33.

Brooks replaced another Jamaican, Nkrumah Bonner who retired hurt on 16.

Mitchell Starc took 3-51 and captain Pat Cummins 3-34. Scores: Australia 598-4 declared and 27-1, West Indies 283. 

 

 



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