Wade century hurts Windies

April 25, 2012
Roseau
SDGibbons

3rd Test, Roseau
Australia 328 v West Indies 165-8

Australia took charge of the third Test match against West Indies on day 2 in Roseau, thanks to a century from wicket-keeper Matthew Wade.

Resuming on 217-7, Australia were eventually bowled out for 328 thanks to Wade, as well as assistance from the tail. Wade played positively as he made 106 from 146 balls, in an innings that included 10 fours and 3 sixes.

Mitchell Starc batting at 9 contributed a valuable 35, and Ben Hilfenhaus also chipped in with 19 helping Australia to a competitive total.

Shane Shillingford finished with a career best figures of 6-119 from 42.5 overs. Shillingford bowled with great control and always looked threatening with his extra bounce.

In reply the West Indies slumped to 165-8 when the umpires took the players off the field at the close of play. Shivnarine Chanderpaul yet again proved to be the home side’s only hope, and he will resume day 3 on 34 not out.

Nathan Lyon was the pick of the bowlers for the tourists as he claimed 3-49 from 24 overs.

West Indies will need to show some fighting spirit on day three if they are to remain in contention in the third and final Test match.

The Scoop 25/04/12

 

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