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West Indies in tatters

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Australia's Matthew Wade (right) hits a six as West Indies' wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh looks on, during the second day of their third and final cricket Test match in Roseau, Dominica, yesterday. - AP

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC):

Brittle batting returned to haunt West Indies yesterday as they suffered a now-familiar collapse to leave Australia in control of the third and final Test at Windsor Park.

Chasing Australia's first innings of 328, West Indies ended the second day tottering on 165 for eight, still 163 runs adrift of their target.

They were battling on 62 for one at one stage after lunch, but lost seven wickets for 58 runs as off-spinner Nathan Lyon undermined the innings with three for 49.

The damage could have been greater, but the ever-dependable Shiv Chanderpaul joined Ravi Rampaul in a 45-run ninth-wicket stand to prop up the innings late in the day.

Chanderpaul was unbeaten on 34 from 110 balls with two fours, while Rampaul has scored a breezy 24 from 33 balls with four fours.

Earlier, Matthew Wade's maiden first-class century robbed West Indies of any early advantage as the left-hander played superbly to convert his overnight 22 into 106.

He outshone off-spinner Shane Shillingford, who picked up two of the three wickets to fall in the morning session to finish with six for 119, to log his first-ever five-wicket haul in Tests.

Wade, however, played outstandingly, and once he reached his half-century accelerated to post his second 50 off just 33 balls. Overall, he faced 146 balls and hammered 10 fours and three sixes.

He led a strong lower-order revival, ensuring Australia added 159 runs for the last three wickets and further frustrate West Indies.

AUSTRALIA 1st innings

(overnight 212 for seven)

E Cowan lbw b Rampaul 1
D Warner c Powell b Shillingford 50
S Watson c Deonarine b Sammy 41
R Ponting c Sammy b Shillingford 23
M Clarke c Barath b Shillingford 24
M Hussey c Sammy b Shillingford 10
+M Wade c Bravo b Shillingford 106
R Harris c wkp Baugh b Roach 4
M Starc run out 35
B Hilfenhaus b Shillingford 19
N Lyon not out 0
Extras: (b4, lb6, w3, nb2) 15
TOTAL: (all out; 114.5 overs) 328

Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Cowan), 2-84 (Watson), 3-105 (Warner), 4-142 (Ponting), 5-157 (Clarke), 6-164 (Hussey), 7-169 (Harris), 8-226 (Starc), 9-328 (Wade), 10-328 (Hilfenhaus).

Bowling: Roach 23-5-72-1, Rampaul 24-6-65-1, Sammy 21-7-48-1, Shillingford 42.5-9-119-6, Deonarine 4-0-14-0.

WEST INDIES 1st innings

A Barath c Cowan b Lyon 29
K Brathwaite c Harris b Hilfenhaus 0
K Powell b Lyon 40
D Bravo c Cowan b Warner 10
S Chanderpaul not out 34
N Deonarine lbw b Harris 7
+C Baugh c Cowan b Lyon 5
D Sammy run out 10
S Shillingford b Starc 0
R Rampaul not out 24
Extras: (b1, lb1, w1, nb3) 6
TOTAL: (8 wkts, 64.5 overs) 165

To bat: K Roach.

Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Brathwaite), 2-62 (Barath), 3-73 (Bravo), 4-85 (Powell, 34.2 ov), 5-96 (Deonarine), 6-103 (Baugh), 7-120 (Sammyv), 8-120 (Shillingford).

Bowling: Hilfenhaus 11-4-15-1, Starc 10-4-21-1, Harris 9-0-27-1, Watson 4-0-12-0, Lyon 24-5-49-3, Warner 5-0-21-1, Clarke 2-0-18-0.

Position: West Indies trail by 163 runs.

Toss: Australia.

Umpires: Marais Erasmus, Tony Hill

TV: Ian Gould