Sunday 15 April 2012 

Honours Even After Opening Day In Trinidad

Honours Even After Opening Day In Trinidad
Honours Even After Opening Day In Trinidad
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Australia 208-5 (Watson 56) v West Indies
Second Test, Trinidad, day one

Honours were even at the close of the opening day of the second Test between Australia and the West Indies in Trinidad, where the visitors ended proceedings on 208 for five.

Shane Watson top scored with 56 while pace bowler Kemar Roach and recalled off-spinner Shane Shillingford took a brace of wickets apiece.

With James Pattinson and Michael Beer replacing Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle, Australia won the toss and chose to bat and opening pair Ed Cowan (28) and David Warner (29) put on 53 for the first wicket before Warner was caught by Darren Sammy off Shillingford.

Cowan was then trapped in front by Roach before Watson made his way to a 17th Test half-century, hitting seven fours in 172 balls although he became Shillingford's second victim when he was caught by Adrian Barath.

Roach struck again to remove Ricky Ponting for seven and Narsingh Deonarine's off-spin accounted for Michael Clarke, who made 45 in 99 balls.

Michael Hussey was unbeaten on 26 in 83 balls and Matthew Wade had 11 in 47 when stumps were drawn.

After the opening Test, which Australia won by three wickets in fading light in Barbados, Shillingford was brough in to replace leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo and Kieran Powell replaced Kirk Edwards as the West Indies also made two changes to their side.

© Cricket World 2012