By CricketCountry Staff
Port of Spain: Apr 19, 2012
Kemar Roach bagged three wickets to peg back Australia, who extended their lead to 127 in the second innings of the Port of Spain Test match on Wednesday.
Australia reached 73 for three on the fourth day of the second Test, with Ricky Ponting 32 not out and skipper Michael Clarke on thre, before heavy rain swamped the Queen's Park Oval and play was abandoned on Wednesday.
Only 30 overs of Australia's second innings -- and just 10 after lunch -- had been possible before the rain came in the middle of the afternoon.
The West Indies had added just four more runs to their overnight 253 for nine before Carlton Baugh missed a sweep shot off spinner Michael Beer that struck him on the pad.
Beer's lbw appeal was turned down but Australia successfully reviewed the decision.
Baugh had made 21 and West Indies had lost their last six wickets for just 27 runs to be dismissed for 257, meaning they trailed by 54 after the first innings.
Fidel Edwards opened the bowling as Australia batted again, but West Indies immediately used spin at the other end, with Shane Shillingford taking the new ball.
Brief Scores: Australia 311 all-out & 40 for 2 (David Warner 17, Ed Cowan 14*; Kemar Roach 2 for 10) & 73 for 3 (Ricky Ponting 32*; Kemar Roach 3 for 27) lead West Indies 257 all-out (Shivnarine Chanderpaul 94*, Narsingh Deonarine 55, Darren Bravo 38; Nathan Lyon 5 for 68) by 127 runs.