Australian batsman, Steve Smith, has claimed the pole position in the latest International Cricket Council Test rankings after a man-of-the-match performance in the second Test against West Indies in Jamaica.
Any notions of a heroic heist were quickly dispelled in the first hour of day four as West Indies lost quick wickets, eventually succumbing to a 277-run defeat chasing 392 in the second Test at Kingston, Jamaica to hand Australia the series by a 2-0 margin.
Michael Clarke sprung a surprise declaration late in the day with Australia ahead by 390 runs after a brave knock in the morning by Jason Holder helped prevent West Indies following on in Jamaica on day three of the second Test.
Injured Australian opening batsman, Chris Rogers, who was ruled out of both the Tests in the ongoing Frank-Worrell trophy after suffering a concussion admitted that the team doctor made the right call in keeping him out of the action.
Steve Smith showed more audacious signs of his talent raking up yet another century as Australia recovered from a bad start to press forward to 258 for four on day one of the second Test against West Indies at the Sabina Park.
Australian captain, Michael Clarke, while reflecting on a successful summer said that he faced a tough time off the field coping with the tragic passing away of Phillip Hughes, along with a career threatening injury.
Australian coach Darren Lehmann expects his top order batsmen to be among the runs after a spectacular effort from the lower order bailed his team out in the first Test match against West Indies in Dominica.
Australian opening batsman Chris Rogers, who was ruled out of the first Test against West Indies after being hit on the helmet in practice, is uncertain of making a return for the second Test which kicks off on 11th June in Jamaica.
West Indies imploded after a 144-run fourth wicket stand to lose their last seven wickets for 35 runs setting Australia a puny fourth innings target of 47 which the visitors knocked out quickly in an early end to the first Test in Dominica on day three to retain the Frank Worrell Trophy.
Australian batsman Adam Voges, who scored a hundred on debut in the Test match against West Indies in Dominica on Thursday, reflected on his innings saying that he was just elated to have achieved the feat.
Adam Voges broke the record for the highest score by a 35-plus debutant to manage an unlikely 170-run lead for Australia in the first innings before the bowlers dented into the West Indian top order by stumps on day two of the First Test in Dominica.
Mitchell Johnson and Josh Hazlewood picked three wickets each to demolish the West Indian batting restricting them to 148 before Australia lost three wickets still trailing by 63 on an eventful day one of the first Test in Dominica.