Roach's fiver helps WI bowl Aussies out
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Kemar Roach finished with five wickets for 105 runs from 27 overs, as West Indies bowled Australia out for 311 in their first innings in the second Digicel Test on Monday.
It was the third time Roach had captured five wickets in an innings in Tests, as the Australians were bowled out about 10 minutes before the rescheduled tea break on the rain-affected second day at Queen’s Park Oval.
Roach brought the innings to a close, when he bowled Ben Hilfenhaus for five and trapped tail-ender Michael Beer lbw for two – a decision emphasised following a review of the decision by the batsman – in the space of three deliveries.
Rain delayed the start of play after lunch by 1 ½ hours and West Indies continued to meet stiff resistance from left-handers Mike Hussey and James Pattinson.
Part-time off-spinner Narsingh Deonarine broke through the stubborn seventh-wicket stand, when Hussey was caught at short extra cover, driving a flighted delivery about 35 minutes before the rescheduled tea break. He struck four fours and one six in 73 from 207 balls in just over four hours.
For just over 2 ½ hours, West Indies had met a roadblock, as Hussey and Pattinson added 89 to add beef to Australia’s total.
Shillingford soon followed up with the scalp of Pattinson, when the batsman was caught at short cover off the leading edge for 32.
West Indies were unfortunate, when Ben Hilfenhaus reviewed umpire Ian Gould’s decision to give him out lbw on one. Hawkeye suggested the delivery would have spun down the leg-side.
Before lunch, West Indies were unable to build on Roach’s early breakthrough, as Hussey and Pattinson carried the Australians to 267 for six, when rain brought lunch 10 minutes earlier than scheduled.
Roach struck in the second over of the day, when he had Matthew Wade caught at first slip for 11, playing defensively forward.
After a 16-minute stoppage for rain to beef-up Australia’s total, a drive through cover off West Indies captain Darren Sammy for a deuce brought Hussey to his 50 from 137 balls in just under 2 ¾ hours, but he was fortunate on 47.
Wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh Jr muffed a stumping chance, when the Australian left-hander charged down the pitch to a delivery from Shillingford and was bamboozled playing defensively forward.
The hosts trail 0-1 in the three-match series, following a three-wicket defeat in the first Digicel Test, which ended last Wednesday at Kensington Oval in Barbados.
West Indies are seeking their first Test win over the Aussies in nine years, and first series victory in close to two decades.
AUSTRALIA 1st Innings
(overnight 208 for five)
D. Warner c *Sammy b Shillingford 29
E. Cowan lbw b Roach 28
S. Watson c Barath b Shillingford 56
R. Ponting c *Sammy b Roach
*M. Clarke c Shillingford b Deonarine 45
M. Hussey c Brathwaite b Deonarine 73
M. Wade c D.M. Bravo b Roach 11
J. Pattinson c Barath b Shillingford 32
B. Hilfenhaus b Roach 5
N. Lyon not out 7
M. Beer lbw b Roach 2
Extras (b5, lb5, w1, nb5) 16
TOTAL (all out) 311
Fall of wickets: 1-53 (Warner), 2-65 (Cowan), 3-85 (Ponting), 4-167 (*Clarke), 5-178 (Watson), 6-208 (+Wade), 7-297 (Hussey), 8-297 (Pattinson), 9-309 (Hilfenhaus)
Bowling: F. Edwards 23-11-45-0 (nb1); Roach 27-5-105-5 (nb3, w1); *Sammy 16-6-27-0; Shillingford 49-17-92-3 (nb1); Deonarine 20-6-32-2
WEST INDIES: A. Barath, K. Brathwaite, K. Powell, D.M. Bravo, S. Chanderpaul, N. Deonarine, +C. Baugh Jr, *D. Sammy (captain), S. Shillingford, K. Roach, F. Edwards
Umpires: M. Erasmus (South Africa), I. Gould (England)
TV umpire: A. Hill (New Zealand)
Match referee: J. Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire: J. Wilson (Trinidad & Tobago/West Indies)