Saturday 14 June 2008 

Australia Building Huge Lead In Barbados

Openers Phil Jaques and Simon Katich both scored centuries on the third day of the third and final Test between Australia and West Indies in Barbados to leave Australia well and truly in charge of the match, being 365 runs ahead with two days of play still remaining.

Resuming on 35 without loss, the pair added 223 for the first wicket, which was more runs that the West Indies scored in their first innings (216 to Australia's 251).

Jaques secured his third Test century first, coming in 196 balls before Katich notched up his fourth and go on to score a personal best of 148 not out by the close.

Jaques was caught behind by Denesh Ramdin off of Fidel Edwards for 108 having hit ten fours.

Ricky Ponting (39) helped add 76 for the second wicket with Katich before he lobbed Daren Powell to midwicket where substitute fielder Runako Morton held a simple catch.

Shortly before the close, Mike Hussey fell for 18, caught at leg slip by Dwayne Bravo off of Sulieman Benn, leaving Michael Clarke unbeaten on nought, still to get off a pair overnight.

Australia lead the series 1-0.

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