A classic maiden double hundred from the top order batsman of West Indies averted the danger of innings defeat for his team in the opening Test vs. New Zealand.
The Indian A skipper, Yuvraj Singh, proved his form with a blistering ton against the visiting West Indies A who lost the first unofficial ODI at Bangalore.
West Indies rebuilt their confidence by winning a two match series 2-0 against New Zealand while beating them all ends up in the second Test at Jamaica.
Ricky Ponting scored his first fifty of the series as Australia was 310 runs ahead in their second innings and finds them in total control of the game vs. West Indies.
The West Indies Cricket Board has announced its team for the deciding third Test vs. Australia and called an emerging middle order batsman Assad Fudadin .
Michael Clarke took a bold decision while declaring at160-8 and Darren Sammy accepted the challenge of scoring 215 runs but rain terminated an interesting finish.
Nathan Lyon ripped through the middle and lower order batting by grabbing five wickets of West Indies when they were cruising well and put Australia back on top.
Australia started the second Test against West Indies in a positive way keeping in view the state of wicket which is not suitable for the stroke play.
The captain of West Indies, Darren Sammy was convinced that his team will make a comeback in the series with a positive finishing touch which was lacking.
A gritty declaration by Michael Clarke put Australia in to a commanding position as the perishable West Indies were struggling in the first Test.