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Second test between Windies & Australia end in drawPosted: April 20, 2012
The second test between the West Indies and Australia ended in a draw yesterday at the Queens Park Oval in Trinidad for the Aussies to retain the Frank Worrell Trophy.
This after the final day was set up for an intriguing finish following another aggressive declaration from the Australian captain Michael Clarke.
The declaration left the West Indies a target of 215 in 61 overs and Windies captain Darren Sammy promoted himself to number three to go after the target following the loss of Adrian Barath for 5 and Kieron Powell for 4, both falling to Ben Hilfenhaus.
Sammy slammed 4 fours and a six on his way to 30 from 26 balls as the Windies reached 53 for 2 when they were forced off the field again because of rain and bad light .
The Aussies who started the final day at 73 for 3 reached 160 for 8 when Clarke made the declaration.
Ricky Ponting leading the way with a knock of 41 against Kemar Roach who bagged 5 for 41 for match figures of 10 for 156.
He is the first West Indian bowler since Curtly Ambrose in 1993 to take 10 wickets in a test against Australia.
Final scores in the match Australia 311 and 160 for 8, West Indies 257 and 53 for 2.