Roach takes 3 before rain hits Trinidad

April 19, 2012
Kemar Roach
by paddy napper

2nd Test, Trinidad
Australia 311 & 73-3 v West Indies 257

Heavy rain in Port-of-Spain ruined the majority of day four at the Queens Park Oval, after Kemar Roach had claimed three wickets evening up their contest with Australia in the second Test match.

When the rain came, Australia were 73-3 in their second innings leading by 127 runs with the game delicately poised. It is hard to forecast anything other than a draw in this Test match now with just one day remaining.

Roach bowled with good aggression and pace, claiming the wickets of Ed Cowan (20), David Warner (17), and Shane Watson (0), backing up his efforts from the first innings, when he recorded a five wicket haul.

Ricky Ponting was looking good for the visitors, but he was forced off the field on 32 not out with the rest of the other players in the early part of the afternoon as the heavens opened. Ponting will be joined in the morning by Michael Clarke who will resume his innings on 3 not out.

Both sides will remain hopeful of forcing a result on day five, but will be aware that the draw is the likely outcome.

The Scoop 19/04/2012

 

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