Australia Build Lead On Rain-Hit Day

Australia Build Lead On Rain-Hit Day
Australia Build Lead On Rain-Hit Day
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Australia 311 (Hussey 73) & 73-3 v
West Indies 257 (Chanderpaul 94)
Second Test, Trinidad, day four
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Just 30.4 overs were possible on day four of the second Test between the West Indies and Australia in Trinidad, which closed with Australia leading by 127 runs.

They closed on 70 for three in their second innings after the West Indies were bowled out for 257, Carlton Baugh the last man to fall for 21 as Michael Beer took his second wicket.

Kemar Roach removed the top three Australian batsmen before an early halt was called to proceedings.

Baugh was trapped in front by Beer, who finished with two for 56, as Australia made short work of the end of the West Indies innings, which had been ripped apart by Nathan Lyon's five-wicket haul on day three.

Wickets continued to fall when Australia came out to bat.

Ed Cowan was trapped in front by Roach for 20, David Warner was caught by Darren Bravo for 17 and first-innings centurion Shane Watson fell for a three-ball duck when he was bowled by Roach.

Ricky Ponting (32 not out) and Michael Clarke (3 not out) were unbeaten at stumps as they began rebuilding the innings for the tourists.

Australia, who lead the three-match series 1-0, were bowled out for 311 in their first innings.

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