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Second test between Windies & Australia end in draw

Posted: April 20, 2012
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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.

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