James Pattinson five-wicket haul sinks West Indies to innings defeat
Australia 583-4 dec (Voges 269no) beat
West Indies 223 & 148 f/o (Brathwaite 94) by an innings and 212 runs
First Test, Hobart, day three
The start of play on day three was slightly delayed due to overnight rain. West Indies resumed at their overnight score of 207 for six.
Darren Bravo (108) hit two fours in the very first over to complete a well-crafted century.
A double strike by Josh Hazlewood (4-45) in the second over of the day saw the back of Kemar Roach (31) and Jerome Taylor (0). Roach was caught by the keeper while Taylor played a delivery onto his stumps.
In the fifth over of the morning, Bravo attempted to go big on the off side but top-edged a delivery to backward point off Peter Siddle (2-36).
As Shannon Gabriel was unavailable to bat, West Indies were bowled out for 223 in 70 overs.
Hazlewood was the pick of the bowlers in the first innings with four wickets. Siddle and Nathan Lyon (3-43) shared five scalps between them. With a lead of 360 runs, Australia enforced the follow-on.
West Indies continued to struggle as Pattinson (5-27) struck with his third delivery, inducing an edge off Rajendra Chandrika (0), who was caught by Steven Smith in the slips.
A couple of overs later, Bravo (4) looked to drive Pattinson and played onto his stumps, leaving West Indies at 20 for two.
Pattinson put West Indies into further misery with a double blow in the eighth over of the innings. Firstly, Marlon Samuels (3) edged a fuller delivery to David Warner at gully.
Jermaine Blackwood (0) got a pair as Pattinson castled him with a ball that kept a bit low.
In the 11th over, Kraigg Brathwaite (94) was struck on the pads by Siddle (0-34) and thelbw appeal was turned down. Australia reviewed but the ball was just about clipping the leg stump and the umpire’s call stood.
It wasn’t much of a set-back for Australia as in the very next delivery, Mitchell Marsh (1-36) took Denesh Ramdin’s (4) edge and Warner pouched another catch at gully.
West Indies lost half their side with just 30 runs on the board. A few overs later, the skies opened up and the umpires took the players off the field.
An early lunch was taken with Australia four wickets away from a win as Gabriel was unlikely to bat again.
A 30-run stand between Holder (17) and Brathwaite allowed some breathing space for West Indies.
Pattinson returned and completed a five-wicket haul as Holder edged one to the keeper down the leg side.
Brathwaite turned on the attack with a few boundaries and completed his fifty in 87 balls.
Roach (3) offered resistance for about 40 minutes but was undone when he gloved a short delivery to Peter Nevill off Hazlewood (3-33).
Brathwaite continued to deal in boundaries but Australia chipped away at the other end. Hazlewood had his second wicket when Taylor (12) offered a catch to mid-off.
Brathwaite struck five boundaries in the next eight balls to get into the 90s but Hazlewood had the last laugh dismissing the West Indies opener six runs short off a deserving century.
West Indies were bowled out for 148 runs in their second innings as Australia won the game by an innings and 212 runs while taking a 1-0 lead in the series.
Apart from Pattinson’s five wickets, Hazlewood had three victims in the second innings while Marsh picked one. Adam Voges was the man of the match for his splendid unbeaten double century.
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