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Aussies win tense 1st test against Windies to go 1 up in test seriesPosted: April 12, 2012
Australia's cricketers have moved into a 1-nil lead over the West Indies in the Digicel three test series. This after wrapping up a 3 wicket win yesterday in the first test at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.
Set 192 for victory the Aussies triumph at 192 for 7, led by a half century knock of 52 from Shane Watson.
Watson put on a crucial 75 for the second wicket with Ed Cowan who got 34 following the early dismissal of David warner for 22. Mathew Wade who hit 18 and Mike Hussey 32 also shared in an important 6th wicket partnership which realised 37 runs.
Narsingh Deonarine was the most successful bowler for the West Indies with 4 for 53 while Kemar Roach picked up 2 for 45
The Windies added 77 to their overnight 71 for 5 when they resumed on the final morning and were bowled out before lunch for 148 for an overall lead of 191.
Ben Hilfenhaus took most wickets for the Aussies 4 for 27, Man of The Match Ryan Harris picked up 3 for 31 and Peter Siddle 2 for 32.
Final scores in the match West Indies 449 for 9 declared and 148, Australia 406 for 9 declared and 192 for 7.
The second test gets underway on Sunday at the Queens Park Oval in Trinidad.