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West Indies loses 2nd of 3 Tests to Australia easily
December 29, 2015
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Almost expectedly now, West Indies easily lost the 2nd Test match vs Australia by 177 runs almost at the end of the 4th day. While the 177-run defeat was better than the innings loss in the first Test mach and looks kinda OK, the actual scores tell a dismal story for the West Indies.

The scores were: Australia 551-3 and 179-3 (730-6 in 2 innings), West Indies 271 and 282 (553-20 in 2 innings).

Bowling is clearly not good and we know batting has not been good for a while now.

West Indies loses first Test to Australia by an innings and 212 runs in 3rd day
December 12, 2015
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In the 1st Test, Australia humiliated the West Indies by an innings and 212 runs inside the 3rd day.

Australia easily amassed 583-4 dec (Voges 269*, S Marsh 182). West Indies in reply scored 223 (Bravo 108) and 148 (Brathwaite 94, Pattinson 5-27).

The fielding was terrible and, to make matters worse, there was allegation that at least one bowler refused to bowl into the wind on West Indian side.

For where West Indian cricket has sunk, not even the ever-optimistic @csharpe had any good answers on how to quickly restore… excuse me… how to gradually improve cricket in the Caribbean. He feels there are too many issues that will need to be addressed one-by-one if possible, starting with the board, the selectors, morale, players’ sense of entitlement, players and selectors having no pride, no sense of history, lack of great Caribbean competition, the influence/distraction of American sports like Basketball and Football, among others. Surprisingly, he didn’t blame T20 cricket. But, still, that’s a laundry list right there and the West Indies have aired a lot of dirty laundry the past 3-5 years…

Two more Tests to go. It can’t get worse, can it? Stay tuned…