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08-Dec-2022 16:20:00 GMT
Aus vs WI - 2nd Test, Adelaide, day 1

Labuschagne and Head pile on West Indies

Australia 3 for 330 (Labuschagne 120*, Head 114*, Khawaja 62) vs West Indies

Adelaide: Marnus Labuschagne's third hundred in as many innings and Travis Head's first at his home ground have powered Australia into another dominant position in their return to day-night cricket.

Despite the supposedly supernatural powers of the pink ball under floodlights, the pair piled on 141 without a blemish in the night session after coming together with the innings in the balance at 3-131 midway through the day.

Australia's day one total of 3-330 means the long-suffering West Indies bowlers have claimed 9-1,110 during one Test and a day in the field of this NRMA Insurance Series, at an average of 123 runs per breakthrough.

Labuschagne became just the second player to twice score centuries in three consecutive Test innings, joining current teammate David Warner who achieved the feat in 2014 and 2015.

Only one Australia batter has managed tons in four consecutive Test knocks, and the form Labuschagne is currently riding means he's every chance of equalling Jack Fingleton's 1936 benchmark next time he bats.

And even former West Indies' great Everton Weekes's five hundreds on the bounce in 1948-49 might come under threat.

Head had squandered a priceless opportunity to post his first hundred at Perth Stadium last week when, having cruised to 99 from 94 balls, he chopped on to his stumps moments before Australia's first innings was declared closed.

But the 28-year-old didn’t let another chance slip, delighting the hundreds of fans who vacated their places in the party tents behind the members stand as he pushed into the nineties, and roared in celebration as the South Australia skipper found the long-off boundary for his 10th boundary.

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