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Comments on Twitter: Australian seal series with huge victory over West Indies in Adelaide Test


Australia maintained their pink ball dominance with a huge 419-run victory in the second and final Test against the West Indies at Adelaide Oval on Sunday. The hosts swept the visitors clean after bundling them for just 77 in their second innings, with the Windies losing their last four batters for just eight runs in the afternoon of Day 4.

After Scott Boland‘s triple-wicket over on day 3, Mitchell Starc and Michael Neser ran through the West Indies batting unit to claim three wickets each today as only five Caribbean batters could score in double digits.

Travis head was named Player of the Match for his incredible 175 in Australia’s first innings. Likewise, Marnus Labuschagne grabbed the Player of the Series after hitting a double century and two hundred in the four innings he batted.

Short scores: Australia 511/7 decl (Travis Head 175, Marnus Labuschagne 163; Devon Thomas 2/53) and 199/6 decl (Usman Khawaja 45, Travis Head 38*; Alzarri Joseph 3/33) beat West Indies 214 (Tagnarine Chanderpaul 47, Anderson Phillip 43; Nathan Lyon 3/57) and 77 (Scott Boland 3/16, Michael Neser 3/22, Mitchell Starc 3/29) with 419 runs.

β€œNice toss to win, guys batted really well the first day. The partnership between Marnus and Travis set up the game for us. It’s been a good week. Everyone contributes when needed. He (Marnus) hits really well and adapts really well to any situation at the time, and there’s no reason why he can’t continue that form. Last night he (Boland) was spectacular, Ness was excellent today and Starc has been doing what he does best for several years now. said Australia’s substitute skipper Steve Smith after the match.

Here’s how Twitter responded:


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