Debutant Joseph has given some hope to West Indies

Debutant Joseph has given some hope to West Indies

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The best was yet to come for the 24-year-old, who came in as the first change and had Smith caught at third slip on his very first ball in Test cricket.

This was Smith’s first innings at the top of the order after taking over from the now-retired David Warner, and may raise some concerns in the Australian camp regarding a long-term replacement for the combative left-hander.

Joseph’s work was not done after the wicket of Smith along with Labuschagne, he was caught on the hook by Gudakesh Moti at deep fine leg to leave Australia 45-2.

Things could have been even better for the Windies if wicketkeeper Josh da Silva had not left Khawaja out on one run, a catch he should have taken.

Earlier, Josh Hazlewood took 4-44, including his 250th Test wicket, and Cummins took 4-41 as Australia dismantled the West Indies batting line-up.

Hazlewood said the wicket was a little different to the way it usually played in Adelaide.

“The wicket was interesting, not much pace and bounce and strange conditions. I love playing here,” he said.

“You don’t need to bowl very fast, just hang around the off stump.

“Hopefully we’ll bat all day tomorrow.”

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