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Aussies win tense 1st test against Windies to go 1 up in test series

Posted: April 12, 2012
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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.

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