Usman achieves another another goal
Australia vs West Indies | Usman Khawaja assists himself to a boundary past third man and then his 18th Test 50 as Roston Chase enters the attack. It was just a fantastic year for the 35-year-old.
Windies unsuccessfully bounce Labuschagne
With a really nice short ball that had Labuschagne all over the place and effectively sneaking past the keeper off the back of his bat. Jayden Seales gave Marnus a hurry-up.
The following ball results in two boundaries in as many balls thanks to a true edge that flies past the cordon. Just between second and fourth slip with no third in place. A streaky pull shot by Khawaja that landed in no man’s territory was added to the Windies’ unsuccessful bowling and Australia’s reasonable riding speed.
Since lunch, 51 runs have been scored at a rate of nearly four per over.
Langer treads carefully in his first commentary appearance.
Andrew Wu, a cricket journalist with The Age, says: Australia has had a nice start on the field. and its former coach Justin Langer has had a similarly quiet start from the commentary box.
After the tumult of recent weeks. Langer failed to impress on his Channel Seven debut after his contentious departure ten months prior.
Even if it must be noted that Seven does not want their star acquisition to be a news grabber with his commentary, the Australians did not offer Langer any width to play his strokes with only one wicket left to fall.
As seen by Ricky Ponting’s scholarly and astute analysis, the network has a history of being the thinking person’s choice—on game day, at least, as opposed to their continuous battle over TV rights.
The former coach blamed the media for the unfavourable headlines regarding the connection between Langer and his players, which was to be expected.
In his opening statement on Seven, Langer talked about “perception and reality.” “While perception frequently drives newspaper sales, the truth is that these are like my younger brothers. I adore Australian cricket, and I enjoy visiting the lads when I’m home. It had been nine months since I last saw them.
He supported it throughout the game.
They are like my young brothers, as I’ve always stated, so everything was as I expected, Langer remarked. “Despite all of the media attention over the past week or so, the situation was exactly as I had predicted.
“That is the reality. I mean, I spent four years with the men, and I thoroughly enjoyed leading Australia. We rejoiced together, overcame Sandpaper Gate jointly, passed COVID together, and won the World Cup. Together, we achieved The Ashes.
“I get along really well with all of these men. There was much buildup to it. It is just as I had anticipated it would be today.