Windies Test: Poised for intriguing last day

2012-04-19 00:00

THE second Test between the West Indies and Australia is poised for an intriguing final day today, with Australia ending the rain-affected fourth day 127 runs ahead and with seven wickets in hand.

The tourists needed only four balls to wrap up the Windies tail, to secure a 54-run lead in the first innings. Nathan Lyon completed a fine haul for the Aussies, his off-spin claiming five for 68 in 29 overs. But Windies spearhead Kemar Roach ripped through the Australian top order again. David Warner (17) was caught at slip and Shane Watson (0) was castled to leave the Aussies reeling at 26 for 2. Roach trapped Ed Cowan leg before to add three scalps to his fiver in the first innings.

The Aussies were 73 for 3, with Ricky Ponting (32) and Michael Clarke (3) at the crease when rain halted play.

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