After the visitors were dismissed for 214 on day three of the pink-ball second Test in Adelaide, in reply to the hosts' first innings 511-7 declared, Australia raced to 199/6 before declaring and the West Indies were reduced to 38/4, on Saturday, as the world's top-ranked team zeroed in on another commanding Test victory.
Australia's run machine Marnus Labuschagne scored 120*, and at close of play, on day one of the pink-ball second Test, Australia were again in a strong position, although a depleted West Indies had grabbed crucial wickets to stay in touch.
The West Indies survived an Australian bowling blitz Saturday to reach 192/3 by close of play on day four of the first Test as they chase 498 to win after Marnus Labuschagne joined rare company in making a double and single century.
Australia took a grip on the first Test in Perth Friday with Pat Cummins bagging his 200th wicket as they bowled out a resolute West Indies then piled on more runs to stretch their lead to a commanding 344.
Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne struck masterful double centuries on Thursday to put Australia in firm control against an outclassed West Indies, who face an uphill task to save the first Test at Perth Stadium.
Marnus Labuschagne cracked a masterful unbeaten 154 while Usman Khawaja and Steve Smith hit 50s as a dominant Australia took control of the opening Test against the West Indies at Perth Stadium on Wednesday.
An explosive David Warner slammed 75 and Mitchell Starc grabbed four wickets as Australia beat the West Indies by 31 runs Friday to clinch the Twenty20 series 2-0 in the build-up to defending their World Cup title.