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Australia slow down after West Indies strike early

West Indies captured two early wickets to thwart Australia’s hopes of making quick runs and setting up the possibility of an early declaration on the final day of the second Test on Thursday.

cricket Updated: Apr 19, 2012 23:26 IST

West Indies captured two early wickets to thwart Australia’s hopes of making quick runs and setting up the possibility of an early declaration on the final day of the second Test on Thursday.

Australia battoned down the hatches in Trinidad after losing Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke in the opening session, reaching lunch on 123 for five after resuming their second innings on 73-3.

Mike Hussey was unbeaten on 11 and Matthew Wade 15 not out with Australia leading by 177 overall with just two sessions to go at an overcast Queen’s Park Oval .

Australia still had the option of making a declaraton after the-restart and pushing for victory although they only need a draw to retain the Frank Worrell Trophy.