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Chanderpaul rallies Windies but Lyon triggers late slide

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2012 | 12:00 AM
West Indies' Shivnarine Chanderpaul hits a boundary during the third day of the second cricket Test match against Australia yesterday. - AP

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):

A record fifth-wicket stand between veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Narsingh Deonarine threatened to put West Indies in charge of the second Test but the hosts lost five wickets for 19 runs late in the evening to surrender the advantage to Australia yesterday.

Chanderpaul fashioned a brilliant 94 while Deonarine scored 55 as West Indies finished the rain-hit third day at Queen's Park Oval on 252 for nine, still 59 runs adrift of Australia's first innings 311.

Overtaking that target seemed a reality, however, when the two Guyanese left-handers combined in a stand of 130, a record against the Aussies at the ground.

Chanderpaul faced 217 balls and hit 10 fours and a six while Deonarine lasted 139 balls and struck seven fours and a six.

Once both departed in the space of 17 balls in the last session, the innings collapsed under off-spinner Nathan Lyon's five-wicket haul to leave the Windies chasing the game again.

At the close, wicketkeeper-batsman Carlton Baugh was unbeaten on 17 and was accompanied by Fidel Edwards, who is yet to score.

SCOREBOARD

AUSTRALIA 1st Innings 311

WEST INDIES 1st Innings

(overnight 49 for three)

A Barath lbw b Beer 7
K Brathwaite lbw b Hilfenhaus 0
K Powell lbw b Pattinson 19
D Bravo lbw b Hussey 38
S Chanderpaul lbw b Lyon 94
N Deonarine st Wade b Lyon 55
+C Baugh not out 17
D Sammy c Hussey b Lyon 1
S Shillingford c Cowan b Lyon 4
K Roach c wkp Wade b Lyon 0
F Edwards not out 0
Extras (lb8, w1, nb8) 17
TOTAL (9 wkts; 104 overs) 252

Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Brathwaite), 2-26 (Barath), 3-38 (Powell), 4-100 (Bravo), 5-230 (Deonarine), 6-231 (Chanderpaul), 7-237 (Sammy), 8-241 (Shillingford), 9-249 (Roach).

Bowling: Beer 25-9-52-1, Hilfenhaus 16-4-39-1, Lyon 29-9-68-5, Pattinson 11-2-40-1, Hussey 6-1-19-1, Watson 12-5-14-0, Warner 3-1-9-0, Clarke 2-0-3-0.

Position: West Indies trail by 59 runs.

Toss: Australia.

Umpires: Marais Erasmus, Ian Gould

TV umpires: Tony Hill.