West Indies batsman Nkrumah Bonner has left the field on Day 3 of the first Test match against Australia after taking a blow to the helmet at Cameroon Green’s bowling.
Bonner fought at the age of 16 and was involved in a 28-run stand for the second wicket with captain Kraigg Brathwaite. Jermaine Blackwood walked to bat. If necessary, West Indies has two concussions in Shamarh Brooks and Devon Thomas.
UPDATE: Bonner retires hurt. Fingers crossed we see him again later #AUSvWI https://t.co/LNBHYBQC11
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 2, 2022
Previously, Tagenarine Chanderpaul showed heaps of skill and application in his opening Test innings, making an entertaining 51 before falling to Josh Hazlewood.
Debutant Chanderpaul, the son of batter Shivnarine, faced some test moments in the crease and suffered a painful blow to the groin from fast bowler Josh Hazlewood.
Chanderpaul hit a boundary off his first ball in test cricket and hooked skipper Pat Cummins for a towering six over long leg as he dominated the stands under floodlights.
Double centuries by Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith enabled Australia to declare against the West Indies 598-4 on the second day.
Labuschagne scored 204, his second double century, and was out to the last ball before lunch.
Smith reached 200 not out and Australia declared when Travis Head was out on 99 after playing part-time offspinner Kraigg Brathwaite, the tourist’s most successful bowler 2–65.