LIVE MCG cricket: Bartlett takes three early wickets, Chase, Carty lead West Indies fightback


LIVE MCG cricket: Bartlett takes three early wickets, Chase, Carty lead West Indies fightback

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Chase and Carty have done very well to get his innings back on track and have taken their partnership to 50 runs.

Carty is on 45 and Chase on 31.

Bartlett is now back on to bowl.

WI are 4-108.

Just looking in on India and England’s second Test in Visakhapatnam.

English debutante spinner Shoaib Bashir has taken his first wicket, snaring Rohit Sharma (14) who hit the ball straight to a fielder close to the bat.

India are 1-40.

Shoaib Bashir.Credit: Getty Images

Former Australian spinner Kerry O’Keefe still thinks the West Indies could have a revival this innings despite falling to 4-59.

O’Keefe thinks the in-form Keacy Carty and Roston Chase could form a partnership to rebuild the innings.

“Chase values his wicket and Carty is in very good form, so there could still be a revival here,” O’Keefe said on Fox Cricket.

Steve Smith still has a slip and close in fielders to Morris’ bowling, he can see the chance for more wickets.

WI 4-60 with Carty (26) and Chase (1).

Keacy Carty.

Keacy Carty.Credit: AP

Green has his first wicket with Hodge playing a poor, aired shot straight to the fielder.

The visitors are in big trouble now at 4-59.

Hodge and Carty are still playing all the strokes despite their side already being three wickets down.

Retired superstar Brian Lara has urged his countrymen to play shots that offer up less chances to be dismissed and “graft out an innings” but it feels like a case of when, not if the next wicket falls.

Morris is back for his second spell and Cameron Green has bowled an over of seamers.

West Indies 3-59 with Carty on 26 and Hodge on 11.

Lance Morris bowls to Keacy Carty.

Lance Morris bowls to Keacy Carty.Credit: AP

Batter Rajat Patidar earned his first test cap as part of three changes India have made for the second test against England starting on Friday as the hosts bid for a series-levelling victory.

Home captain Rohit Sharma, who elected to bat after winning the toss in Visakhapatnam, said they were ready to bounce back from the narrow defeat in the opening test.

Yashasvi Jaiswal hits a boundary for India.

Yashasvi Jaiswal hits a boundary for India.Credit: Getty Images

Rubbing salt into the wounds of that 28-run loss in Hyderabad, batter KL Rahul and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja sustained injuries that kept them out of the second test.

Patidar and left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav were drafted in to replace Rahul and Jadeja, while Mukesh Kumar was included in place of fellow seamer Mohammed Siraj.

“What happened in Hyderabad, we’ll take some positives and move quickly on,” Rohit said at the toss.

“We didn’t show the same intent with the bat in the second innings in Hyderabad. Hopefully we can correct our errors and not repeat them.”

India are also without stalwart Virat Kohli, who is unavailable for the first two tests due to personal reasons.

England named their starting 11 on Thursday, giving Shoaib Bashir his test debut replacing the injured Jack Leach, while James Anderson came in for Mark Wood as their lone seam bowler.

“It was a great week but we’ve got that out of our minds now,” England captain Ben Stokes said.

“We know that India will come back hard at us. It’s a new week, a new game.”

India: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, Srikar Bharat (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Mukesh Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav

England: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (captain), Ben Foakes (wicketkeeper), Rehan Ahmed, Tom Hartley, Shoaib Bashir, James Anderson


Bartlett has his third wicket and Hope is gone.

Huge wicket for Australia with Hope driving on the up and edging into the slips.

West Indies are in big trouble now with Hope gone for 12.

WI 3-37 from 9.5 overs.

Windies skipper Shai Hope has taken a liking to seamer Sean Abbott hitting his first over for eight runs.

Hope’s drive for four to end the over was his best shot so far, Abbott has replaced Morris in the attack and will want to find a better length next over.

WI 2-29 (Hope 11, Carty 12).

Shai Hope.

Shai Hope.Credit: Getty Images

Justin Greaves is bowled by Xavier Bartlett.

Justin Greaves is bowled by Xavier Bartlett.Credit: AP

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