West Indies’ Shivnarine Chanderpaul, right, plays a reverse sweep as Australia’s wicket keeper Matthew Wade looks on during the second day of their third and final cricket Test match in Roseau, Dominica, yesterday.
Wicketkeeper Matthew Wade hit a maiden test century yesterday and Australia’s bowlers followed up by derailing the West Indies’ first innings as the tourists took full control on day two of the third and final Test at Windsor Park. Wade’s aggressive 106 off 146 balls guided Australia to 328 all out and the West Indies limped to close on 165-8, still behind by 163 runs. Off-spinner Nathan Lyon led the visitors with 3-49. Kieran Powell topscored with 40 for the hosts, while veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul (34 not out) and Ravi Rampaul (24 not out) offered late resistance. Earlier, Wade dominated the morning session as Australia, resuming on 212-7, got a sterling contribution from its lower order. The 24-year-old Wade, in only his third test, smacked 10 fours and three sixes in 3 hours, 12 minutes. Off-spinner Shane Shillingford finished with a career-best haul of 6-119.
Wade, overnight 22, had not added when pacer Kemar Roach spilled a difficult, head high return catch as the batsman pulled powerfully. Wade and fellow left-hander Mitchell Starc, who came together at 169-7 on day one, stretched their eighth wicket stand to 57 before a lazy run out broke the association. Starc, who contributed 35 off 55 balls with a four and a six, was trotting in at the wicketkeeper’s end but was caught short by Kraigg Brathwaite’s long throw from long-off at 226-8. But West Indies’ joy was shortlived as Wade took control in a record ninth wicket stand of 102 with Ben Hilfenhaus, who scored 19. Shillingford wrapped up the innings by removing Wade and Hilfenhaus in the same over.
Wade was brilliantly held at deep midwicket by Darren Bravo, who took the catch, lobbed it into the air as he went over the rope, and casually returned into the field of play to pouch the ball again. Hilfenhaus, who hit one six off 60 balls, was bowled two balls later off his body as he swung to leg.
Australia’s positive momentum continued after lunch when Hilfenhaus struck in his second over to claim Kraigg Brathwaite for a third successive duck. The 19-year-old chased an outswinger and edged to first slip where Ryan Harris grabbed the opportunity at the second attempt. Adrian Barath and Kieran Powell fought back with a determined second wicket stand of 61. Barath was particularly strong on the off side, lashing four boundaries in 29. Lyon eventually broke the association when Barath turned a big-spinning off-break off inside edge and pad straight to Ed Cowan at short leg. Cowan was soon in the action again, grasping an even easier chance in the next over as Darren Bravo (10) fell to part-timer Warner’s well-pitched leg break and the hosts went to tea at 75-3. Australia took control after the break as Powell dragged on to Lyon. The collapse continued with the scalps of Narsingh Deonarine, Carlton Baugh, Darren Sammy and Shane Shillingford as the West Indies dipped to 120-8. Chanderpaul provided a mini-revival in the final 45 minutes, hitting two fours. He shared a stand of 45 unbroken with Rampaul, who was positive in striking four fours off 33 balls.
West Indies vs Australia
Australia 1st Innings (o/n 212-7)
Ed 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 wk Baugh b Roach 4
M Starc run out (Brathwaite/Baugh) 35
B Hilfenhaus b Shillingford 19
N Lyon not out 0
Extras: (4b, 6lb, 3w, 2nb) 15
TOTAL: (all out) 328
Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-84, 3-105, 4-142, 5-157, 6-164, 7-169, 8-226, 9-328, 10-328.
Bowling: Kemar Roach 23-5-72-1 (2nb), Ravi Rampaul 24-6-65-1 (2w), Darren Sammy 21-7-48-1 (1w), Shane Shillingford 42.5-9-119-6, Narsingh Deonarine 4-0-14-0.
West Indies 1st Inns
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 (Cowan) 10
S Shillingford b Starc 0
R Rampaul not out 24
Extras: (1b, 1lb, 1w, 3nb) 6
TOTAL: (for 8 wickets) 165
Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-62, 3-73, 4-85, 5-96, 6-103, 7-120, 8-120.
Bowling: Ben Hilfenhaus 11-4-15-1, Mitchell Starc 10-4-21-1 (2nb), Ryan Harris 9-0-27-1, Shane Watson 4-0-12-0 (1w), Nathan Lyon 24-5-49-3, David Warner 5-0-21-1, Michael Clarke 2-0-18-0 (1nb).
Series: Australia leads 1-0 with one test left.