Australia Turns First Test Around, On Way To Victory

The Aussies need a huge day five to win the First Test.

Robert Whiteby Robert White

A day ago it looked as if Australia were going to give away the First Test to the West Indies, then they fought back yesterday the and turned it around and found themselves in the game for at least a draw, but on the fifth and final day the Australians received a brilliant effort from their bowlers and are in a position to take the test.

Their bowlers dismissed the West Indies for a total of 148, far less than their first innings total of 449, and have the day to smash 192 runs or face a draw.

20 overs in the Australians are 49 runs with just a wicket down, David Warner was caught by Carlton Baugh on 22 from 39 balls. The new batsman Shane Watson has made 23 from 34, but opener Ed Cowan has contributed just 11 from 61 deliveries.

Ben Hilfenhaus, a star on day four with the bat, was even better with the ball. He took an amazing four wickets for just 27 runs and claimed the important wickets of Adrian Barath, Kraigg Brathwaite and Kirk Edwards.

Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle also bowled well. Harris took 3-31 and Siddle 2-32.

Darren Bravo was the best with the bat for the West Indies, hitting 32 runs from 78 balls while and was just one of four batsman to reach the 20-run mark. Tail-ender Kemar Roach was the next best with 25.

The home side made a great late-effort stand to reach their total of 149, they began the day at just 71-5.