Battling Windies need to dig deep
West Indies fought hard on day three of the third Test with Australia but look set for a mammoth run chase to win the game.
Resuming on 165-8 in reply to the Aussies first-innings 328, the hosts were finally all out for 218, giving Michael Clarke's men a lead of 110.
And that advantage had stretched to 310 at stumps on Wednesday, as the tourists battled to 200-6 second time around.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul has held West Indies' batting together in this series and he was at it again in Roseau on Wednesday, top-scoring with 68 to see the hosts past the 200 mark.
Ravi Rampaul made an excellent 31 in support but a deficit of more than 100 was always going to be hard to deal with on a surface offering considerable turn and bounce.
Nathan Lyon took four wickets for Australia but then it was the Caribbean bowlers' turn to do some damage and they got straight to work on the Aussie top order.
David Warner fell to the excellent Kemar Roach for just 11, and the jury is still out on the left-hander at Test level, while Shane Watson became Shane Shillingford's seventh victim of the match when he was caught by skipper Darren Sammy for five.
That left Australia on 25-2 but Ed Cowan, with a measured 55, and Ricky Ponting, who grafted hard for 57, put on 87 for the third wicket to settle things down.
Narsingh Deonarine accounted for Cowan while Ponting fell to Roach, with Clarke (25) and first-innings hero Matthew Wade (4) falling in quick succession.
Mike Hussey is unbeaten on 17 and will be joined by Ryan Harris, who has four to his name, when play resumes on Thursday.
West Indies must strike early and try to keep their target down to around 350 - but even that will probably be too much on this pitch.