West Indies had a successful morning on the second day in Adelaide, with Shamar Joseph continuing his impressive Test debut and Justin Greaves taking his first international wicket. Australia was relying on Travis Head to build on his strong start as they looked to take the lead.
Joseph got an early breakthrough on the second day, dismissing Cameron Green, while Greaves broke a partnership between Head and Usman Khawaja by taking the latter’s wicket. Mitchell Marsh also fell victim to the West Indies bowlers, with Greaves taking an excellent catch at slip.
Head and Alex Carey worked to build a partnership for Australia before lunch, with the pressure on them to secure a lead. Despite the tricky batting surface, Head and Carey managed to dominate, with Head surpassing 3000 Test runs with a lofted drive.
As concerns grew about the West Indies’ ability to maintain pressure, Greaves managed to lure Khawaja into a drive, resulting in a decisive wicket. Marsh, who had struggled earlier in his innings, was also dismissed by the West Indies.
Overall, the West Indies’ strong performance in the morning session kept them firmly in contention as they faced off against Australia in Adelaide.