Australia clinch series 2-0 after hard work

Updated: 20 December 2009 14:17 IST

Australia beat Chris Gayle-led West Indies by 35 runs on the final day of the third Test to win the series 2-0 on Sunday.

Australia clinch series 2-0 after hard work
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New Delhi:

Australia beat Chris Gayle-led West Indies by 35 runs on the final day of the third Test to win the series 2-0 on Sunday.

Australian pacers had successfully removed nine Windies batsmen on Day and victory looked well within the reach. All they needed was the final Windies wicket to win the three-match Test series in Perth, but the last Caribbean pair of Kemar Roach and Gavin Tonge deprived them of that luxury.

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They piled up 44 runs and made Aussie bowlers toil hard. Finally Doug Bollinger dismissed Kemar. But even that didn't come smoothly. Ponting, a firm critic of Decision Review System, got the series-winning wicket via DRS.

While Australia won the series, it was Chris Gayle who walked away with Man of the Match and Man of the Series awards.

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