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Australia in control after Wade's maiden century

A wonderful maiden Test century from Matthew Wade and a poor batting display by the West Indies left Australia in total charge at the end of the second day of the third and final Test here.

cricket Updated: Apr 26, 2012 01:35 IST

A wonderful maiden Test century from Matthew Wade and a poor batting display by the West Indies left Australia in total charge at the end of the second day of the third and final Test here.

Australia lead by 163 runs, after being dismissed for 328 and having reduced the West Indies to 165 for eight at stumps, and are set fair to seal the series having come into it with a 1-0 lead.

Wade'[s innings of 106 had rescued Australia from a perilous looking overnight score of 212-7 - they had been 169-7 at one point on the opening day.

Wade finally fell to the impressive Dominican-born spinner Shane Shillingford, who went on to snaffle Ben Hilfenhaus and finish with a career best 6-119 and make it a memorable experience for being the first Dominican to play a Test on his home island.

It could have been so different had not Kemar Roach dropped Wade off his own bowling in his third over of the morning when the batsman had yet to add to his overnight score of 22.

Wade and Hilfenhaus had added 102 runs for the eighth wicket in just 20 overs. Sipnner Nathan Lyon picked up three wickets.

Brief score: Aus 328 all out (1st inngs) Wade 106; Shillingford 6/119; WI 165/8 (Lyon 3/49).