Brisbane Test: Australia in driver's seat against Windies

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:53 IST

Australia are in a near unbeatable position in the first cricket Test against the West Indies.

Brisbane: Matthew Hayden scored his 23rd Test century, captain Ricky Ponting his 25th and Shane Warne took five wickets Saturday to put Australia into a near unbeatable position in the first cricket Test against the West Indies. Hayden scored 118 on his home Gabba ground and Ponting's second century of the Test - he was 104 not out at stumps Saturday - gave Australia a total of 283 for two wickets at stumps on the third day Saturday, an overall lead of 508 runs. Michael Clarke, on 14, will resume with Ponting on Sunday. Bad light ended play 30 minutes before the scheduled stumps. The West Indies were bowled out for 210 just before lunch Saturday. Australia scored 435 in its first innings, but did not enforce the follow-on. Warne took five wickets in an innings for the 33rd time in Tests and Glenn McGrath added four to restrict the West Indies in their first innings. Warne took 5-48 from 28 overs including 4-5 from eight overs Saturday. (AP)
Topics : Cricket Australia
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