Aussies bounce back in Roseau
A century by Matthew Wade and three wickets from Nathan Lyon have given Australia the advantage in the final Test with the West Indies.
The wicket-keeper made 106 to guide the tourists to 328 in their first innings before Lyon claimed 3-49 as the hosts crumbled to 165-8 in reply. Australia began day two on 212-7 and they soon lost Mitchell Starc for 35 but Ben Hilfenhaus hung around for 60 deliveries to make 19 valuable runs and he shared a stand of 102 with Wade, who completed his maiden Test century with 10 fours and three sixes. Shane Shillingford removed the centurion and then claimed his sixth wicket with the scalp of Hilfenhaus, but the damage had already been done by the middle order and tail and it was then up to the Aussie bowlers to do their stuff. And they did not disappoint with wickets falling at regular intervals and only Kieran Powell with 40 and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who is unbeaten on 34, put up any real resistance. Paceman Ravi Rampaul hit four fours late in the day and will resume on 24 but, with a deficit of 163 and just two first-innings wickets remaining, it looks set to be a struggle for Darren Sammy's men over the next three days.