Third Test Match
Bridgetown - Day Five
Australia 251 (A Symonds 52) & 439-5 dec (S M Katich 157, P A Jaques 108) v West Indies 216 (S Chanderpaul 79 no, M G Johnson 4-41) & 387 (X M Marshall 85, D J Bravo 69, S Chanderpaul 50)
Australia beat West Indies by 87 runs
The West Indies' brave pursuit of a record run chase in the third and final Test against Australia fell 88 runs short after they were dismissed for 387 on the final day in Barbados.
Attempting to overhaul a world-record 485 runs for victory, the home side made a bold attempt to reach their target, scoring the highest fourth-innings total on the ground.
Their final total surpassed the previous best - England's 313 in 1954 - but was still not enough for them to deny the tourists a 2-0 series victory.
Overnight pair Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Dwayne Bravo repelled the Australian attack for the majority of the opening session to keep alive West Indies' hopes of an unlikely success.
They reduced the deficit to 172 runs with seven wickets in hand only for the pair to both depart in consecutive overs before lunch.
Bravo was the first to go, pushing spinner Beau Casson straight to Simon Katich at silly point to depart for 69.
With the score still stuck on 303 Chanderpaul went too, the left-hander being adjudged leg before by umpire Mark Benson when hit above the knee by an inswinger from Stuart Clark.
His dismissal for an even 50, which had seen him pass 8,000 Test runs, was wildy celebrated by the Australians, who went on to wrap up the match 20 minutes before tea.
Jerome Taylor provided some late resistance with 31 from 36 balls before becoming the seventh wicket to go down, while the injured Sewnarine Chattergoon bravely batted for 14 balls until edging behind Brett Lee.
The same bowler fittingly took the final scalp when he combined with wicketkeeper Brad Haddin again to get rid of Daren Powell.
Ricky Ponting's side had already held onto the Frank Worrell trophy but could celebrate a fourth consecutive series victory.
The two teams now go on to face each other in limited overs action, starting with the first ever Twenty20 International in the Caribbean. That is followed by a five-match one-day series.