AUS v WI, 1st Test: Steve Smith with a magnificent double century as Australia declare the innings on 598 runs

West Indies are now trailing by a huge total of 598 runs after Australia declared their innings on day 2.


The Test match between Australia and West Indies is started to get interesting. The first Test match between the two is being played at Perth Stadium. Day 2 can again be said to be captured by the Australian side as they declared their innings after posting a mammoth total of 598 runs.

West Indies bowlers didn’t have much impact in the game so far as they only managed to take 4 wickets in the whole first innings. The Australian batters had an amazing day at the office as Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith who made a good partnership in between scored double-centuries.

Marnus Labuschagne scored 204 runs before he was caught out and then former captain Steve Smith scored 200*. After Steve Smith completed his double century, the host decided to declare the innings. Steve Smith hit 16 boundaries in his innings and also remained not out till the end. Travis Head who came on to bat after Marnus Labuschagne was sent back to the pavilion, just missed out on his century. Travis got out on 99 runs.