Monday 16 April 2012 

Australia Take Charge In Trinidad

Australia Take Charge In Trinidad
Australia Take Charge In Barbados
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Australia 311 (Hussey 73, Roach 5-105) v
West Indies 49-3 (Pattinson 1-6)
Second Test, Trinidad, day two
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Australia moved into a commanding position by the close of day two of the second Test against the West Indies in Trinidad after they were bowled out for 311 and reduced their hosts to 49 for three.

Michael Hussey top scored with 73 as Australia were bowled out in 135 overs before the West Indies lost the wickets of Adrian Barath, Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieran Powell before stumps.

Resuming on 208 for five, Hussey was supported by Matthew Wade (11) and James Pattinson (32) before a five-wicket haul from Kemar Roach moved the game on swiftly.

He returned figures of five for 108, Shane Shillingford took three for 92 and Narsingh Deonarine two for 32.

However, when the West Indies came to bat, they struggled and their top three men departed as the pitch began to already take turn.

Australian captain Michael Clarke opened the bowling with Michael Beer, who had Barath trapped in front for seven after Ben Hilfenhaus had dismissed Brathwaite leg before without scoring.

Pattinson then completed a good day all-round for him when he trapped Powell in front for 19.

Unbeaten at stumps on 16 and one respectively were Darren Bravo and Shivnarine Chanderpaul.

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

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