Tuesday 17 April 2012 

Australia Stay Ahead As Lyon Inspires West Indies Collapse

Australia Stay Ahead As Lyon Inspires West Indies Collapse
Australia Stay Ahead As Lyon Inspires West Indies Collapse
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Australia 311 (Hussey 73, Roach 5-108) v
West Indies 252-9 (Chanderpaul 94, Lyon 5-68)
Second Test, Trinidad, day three
| | Day Two

The West Indies collapsed from a healthy 230 for four to a precarious 252 for nine at stumps in reply to Australia's 311 on day three of the second Test in Trinidad.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul's 94 and Narsingh Deonarine's 55 helped them recover from 100 for four before Nathan Lyon's five-wicket haul kept Australia in the ascendency.

The off-spinner returned five for 68 by taking the last five wickets to fall in the day after Michael Hussey had struck early to remove Darren Bravo for 38.

Bravo and Chanderpaul had moved the West Indies on from their overnight score of 49 for three and Chanderpaul looked set to reach another century, having faced 217 balls, when he was trapped in front by Lyon.

He and Deonarine had studiously added 130 for the fifth wicket but when both fell within three overs and one run of each other, Australia ripped through the lower order, Lyon taking four wickets in as many overs.

Deonarine faced 139 balls, hitting seven fours and a six, falling when he was stumped by Matthew Wade as Lyon began his devastating spell.

He then had Darren Sammy (1), Shane Shillingford (4) and Kemar Roach (0) caught, leaving Carlton Baugh unbeaten on 17 and Fidel Edwards yet to score when stumps were drawn.

Hussey top scored in Australia's innings with 73, Shane Watson also scored a century and Roach took five for 108.

Australia lead the series 1-0 after a dramatic three-wicket win in fading light in Barbados.

© Cricket World 2012

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