West Indies wins toss, bowls in second test vs. Australia

West Indies wins rain-delayed toss, bowls 1st in second test against Australia at MCG

West Indies wins toss, bowls in second test vs. Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- West Indies captain Jason Holder won a rain-delayed toss and sent Australia in to bat in the second test at a cool and damp Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday.

Batsman Usman Khawaja returns to Australia's lineup at No. 3 after missing the previous two tests with a left hamstring injury. His inclusion comes at the expense of Shaun Marsh, who scored 182 runs in the opening test at Hobart, which Australia won by an innings and 212 runs.

Opener Joe Burns retains his spot for Australia.

The West Indies named Carlos Brathwaite for his test debut, replacing injured paceman Shannon Gabriel. Brathwaite has played seven one-day internationals.

The toss was delayed by 45 minutes after several days of scorching heat were replaced by cool and wet conditions.



Australia: Joe Burns, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith (captain), Adam Voges, Mitchell Marsh, Peter Nevill, James Pattinson, Peter Siddle, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon.

West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Rajendra Chandrika, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Jermaine Blackwood, Denesh Ramdin, Jason Holder (captain), Carlos Brathwaite, Kemar Roach, Jerome Taylor, Jomel Warrican.

Umpires: Marais Erasmus, South Africa, and Chris Gaffaney, New Zealand.

Television umpire: Ian Gould, England. Match referee: John Ward, Australia.

Updated : 2021-01-28 05:21 GMT+08:00