Steve Smith continued to turn the screws on a listless West Indies and notched his fourth Test double century before Australia declared their massive first innings shortly after tea on day two of the first Test.
Fifteen minutes into the final session, a near-flawless Smith reached the landmark with a single off spinner Kraigg Brathwaite but Travis Head chopped onto his stumps on the next delivery to fall for 99. Head’s dismissal brought a close to Australia’s massive first innings, where they batted for 152.4 overs.
Chief scores: Australia 598 for 4 declared (Labuschagne 204, Smith 200*, Head 99, Brathwaite 2/65) vs West Indies. (Cricinfo)