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Day 5 of 5
Australia won by 95 runs.

W Indies vs Australia

Windies fall short

Paceman leads the way as hosts fail to reach victory target

Clark: four final-day wickets

First Test Match
Jamaica - Day five
Australia 431 (R T Ponting 158, A Symonds 70 no, B J Hodge 67, M E K Hussey 56, F H Edwards 5-104) & 167 (A Symonds 79, D J Bravo 4-47) v West Indies 312 (S Chanderpaul 118, R S Morton 67) & 191 (S R Clark 5-32)
Australia beat West Indies by 95 runs

Australia have secured a 95-run victory over the West Indies in the first Test at Sabina Park.

Chasing a target of 287 runs for the win, the hosts were instead dismissed for 191 in their second innings, with Stuart Clark leading the Australian attack with figures of 5-32.

Clark claimed four wickets on the final day - three in the first session - with Brett Lee and Stuart MacGill also taking two apiece.

Veteran spinner MacGill polished off the tail, but it was Clark who really shone as the tourists went 1-0 up in the series.

The home side lost three wickets for just eight runs as they quickly slipped from 74-3 to 82-6.

And although Denesh Ramdin and Darren Sammy offered some stubborn resistance with a seventh-wicket partnership of 67, the damage had already been done.

With the West Indies starting the day on 46-1 and needing 241 runs to win, Clark went on the offensive.

Ramnaresh Sarwan and Devon Smith were both dismissed with neither batsman able to build significantly on their overnight scores.

The former went for 12 in just the third over of the day when a leading edge was brilliantly held - eventually - by Andrew Symonds.

And Smith followed for 28 four overs later, trapped lbw as he shouldered arms to an inswinging Clark delivery.


Runako Morton also spent little time at the crease, managing just nine before falling lbw to a vicious inswinger from Lee.

Dwayne Bravo then became Clark's third wicket of the morning when he mis-timed a shot to Mitchell Johnson for a duck.

The home crowd were increasingly looking towards Shivnarine Chanderpaul, whose first-innings century, compiled after he had been hit by a Lee bouncer, had given the Windies hope of victory.

However, he managed just nine runs in his second innings before being caught and bowled by Lee, who was also unlucky not to pick up the wicket of Denesh Ramdin - wicketkeeper Brad Haddin just failing to hold on to a diving catch.

That missed chance threatened to frustrate Ricky Ponting's men as some determined batting from Ramdin and Sammy halted the flow of wickets.

But Ramdin eventually succumbed for 36 and the break-up of the partnership sealed the Windies' fate.

Clark struck again to remove Sammy lbw for 35 and even though Daren Powell smashed six fours on his way to 27, MacGill claimed the final two wickets in successive balls to seal victory.

He had Powell caught behind, while Amit Jaggernauth was held by Phil Jaques at short leg without scoring.

Match Details

22nd May 2008
Aleem Dar and R B Tiffin


Batsman R
Smith lbw b Clark 28
Parchment c Haddin b Clark 15
Sarwan c Symonds b Clark 12
Morton lbw b Lee 9
Chanderpaul c Lee 11
Bravo c Johnson b Clark 0
Ramdin run out 36
Sammy lbw b Clark 35
Powell c Haddin b MacGill 27
Edwards not out 9
Jaggernauth c Jaques b MacGill 0
Extras 3nb, 4b, 2lb 9
Total 67.0 Overs 191
Full Batting Card

australia BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
Lee 22 6 81 2
Clark 20 8 32 5
Johnson 11 3 29 0
MacGill 14 2 43 2
Full Bowling Card