Clarke fifer wraps up series for Aussies
Michael Clarke took five wickets as Australia won the third and final Test against West Indies by 75 runs at Windsor Park on Friday. Scorecardcricket Updated: Apr 28, 2012 01:37 IST
Michael Clarke took five wickets as Australia won the third and final Test against West Indies by 75 runs at Windsor Park on Friday.
West Indies fought to the end with captain Darren Sammy, with 61, and last man Shane Shillingford, on 31 not out, hitting their highest Test scores.
After resuming on 173 for five, West Indies were bowled out for 294 just before lunch to give Australia a 2-0 series win.
They had won the won the first Test in Barbados by three wickets while the second match in Trinidad was a rain-hit draw.
Clarke, who has yet to lose a Test as captain, took five wickets in an innings for only the second time in his career, the last being a sensational six for nine in Mumbai in 2004.Narsingh Deonarine, the first wicket of the day, played at a full length ball and it ended up back in Clarke's hands and the Australians successfully appealed for a caught and bowled.
Roach got an edge to a Lyon off-spinner and the Australian captain took a sensational catch, diving to his left at first slip and holding the ball above the ground.
Clarke's bowling was taking a pounding from Sammy but he still backed himself and it paid off when Ravi Rampaul launched it to mid-wicket for it to be caught by David Warner.
First Published: Apr 27, 2012 21:41 IST