Test evenly poised


On a day dominated by bowlers — 16 wickets fell for just 235 runs — the home team lost a glorious chance to shut West Indies out of the game, failing to capitalise on a huge first innings lead. Resuming at 214 for 2, West Indies were bowled out for 312 with Bollinger claiming 5 for 70 and off-spinner Nathan Hauritz taking three for 66.

Despite leading by 208, Australia chose not to enforce the follow on but slipped to 137 for eight in their second innings, giving them an overall lead of 345.

Score board
AUSTRALIA (I Innings): 520/7 decl
WEST INDIES (I Innings, o/n     214/2)
Sarwan c Hussey b Bollinger    42
Deonarine c Watson b Johnson    18
Nash c Clarke b Hauritz    44
D Bravo  c Haddin b Bollinger    26
Ramdin b Bollinger    8
Benn c Haddin b Hauritz    3
Rampaul c Haddin b Hauritz    0
Roach (not out)    0
Tonge c Haddin b Bollinger    2
Extras (LB-5, W-1, NB-6)    12     
Total (all out in 81 overs)    312
Fall of wickets: 1-136, 2-175, 3-214, 4-239, 5-285, 6-295, 7-310, 8-310, 9-310, 10-312.
Bowling: Bollinger 20-3-70-5, Johnson 18-3-92-2, McKay 14-3-45-0, Hauritz 17-1-66-3,Watson 12-3-34-0.
AUSTRALIA (II Innings)
Watson lbw b Tonge    30
Katich b Rampaul    10
Clarke c Ramdin b Bravo    25
Hussey c Dowlin b Benn    17
North c Ramdin b Bravo    1
Haddin c Bravo b Benn    23
Johnson c Nash b Bravo    5
Hauritz (not out)    11
Ponting c Dowlin b Roach    2
McKay (not out)    1
Extras (B-7, LB-2, W-1, NB-2)    12     
Total (for 8 wkts in 47 overs)    137
Fall of wickets: 1-15,  2-66,  3-81, 4-89, 5-109, 6-117, 7-125, 8-134.
Bowling: Roach 6-0-18-1, R’paul 6-1-21-1, Tonge 10-2-28-1, Deonarine 1-0-1-0, Bravo 15-6-34-3, Benn 9-1-26-2.

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