Andrew Symonds subdued his normal attacking instincts with a patient 79 to help Australia reach 167 all out in their second innings on the fourth day of the first Test against West Indies on Sunday.
At the close West Indies, set 287 to win, were 46 for one after Brenton Parchment was caught behind by Brad Haddin off the bowling of Stuart Clark for 15.
Australia will fancy their chances against a West Indies batting line-up not noted for resilience under pressure but the home side are in determined mood and a fascinating final day is in prospect.
Symonds helped Australia recover from 18 for five supported by Brad Hodge (27) and Haddin (23) against some fine pace bowling. Dwayne Bravo ended with four wickets while opening bowlers Fidel Edwards and Daren Powell took three apiece in an excellent performance from the three seamers.