Fri, 27 Apr 2012 13:16:54 GMT

Australia strike gold in the final over of the day

Shivnarine Chanderpaul hit 69 and became the 10th batsman in cricket history to pass 10,000 Test runs but West Indies struggled to 173 for 5 in pursuit of 370 to beat Australia in the third and final Test on Thursday.

Australia strike gold in the final over of the day

Dominica: Australian Captain Michael Clarke took 3 for 34 with his little-used left-arm spin to spearhead Australia's victory ambitions at Windsor Park. The final Test between the two sides saw late drama on day three as 37-year-old Chanderpaul, in his 140th match, was dismissed on the final ball of the day by Clarke, with the hosts still needing 197 on the fifth and last day for a series-levelling win. Narsingh Deonarine was unbeaten on 11 at stumps. Australia was earlier bowled out for 259 in its second innings after resuming on 200-6

Offspinner Shane Shillingford finished with 4 for 100 to complete a match haul of 10 for 219. Shillingford, from Dublanc on the north-west coast of Dominica, was the first West Indies spinner to achieve that feat since 1966 when Lance Gibbs claimed 10 for 106 against England at Manchester. West Indies' run chase began badly either side of lunch as it slipped to 45 for 3 with Ben Hilfenhaus and Clarke leading the way.

Pacer Hilfenhaus grabbed opener Adrian Barath for a duck just before the interval. Barath clipped an on-drive to forward square leg where Ed Cowan held a fine, diving catch away to his right. Clarke then removed Kraigg Brathwaite (14) and Kieran Powell (24) soon after the resumption. Brathwaite, who broke a streak of three successive ducks, was lbw missing a pull, a marginal decision confirmed by the TV replays after the batsman sought a review.

Powell was bowled leg stump as he drove, the ball turning back through the gap between bat and pad. The left-hander hit four fours off 52 balls. But Chanderpaul and Darren Bravo (45) lifted West Indies hopes with a partnership of 110 for the third wicket bridging tea.

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