Australia held off one last comeback from the resolute West Indies to declare a seventy five-run win in the 3rd Examination in Dominica on Friday.
Led by skipper Darren Sammy, the Windies rallied to give a Windsor Park crowd hope of a outstanding win prior to the captain was the previous man out for a career-greatest 61 as Australia wrapped up a two- series win.
Sammy belted his runs off just 51 balls, placing on 49 with hometown hero Shane Shillingford (31no) ahead of Nathan Lyon dismissed the captain to lastly extinguish the Windies’ combat and dismiss them for 294 in their second innings.
That wicket was 1 of a few for off-spinner Lyon on the closing early morning, whilst Michael Clarke picked up the other two scalps to claim the 2nd 5-wicket haul of his Examination profession right after his six-nine towards India in Mohali in 2004.
“It really is been a fantastic collection, a genuinely tough-fought series from the two groups and I hope West Indies get a great deal of credit for the way they played,” explained Clarke, who ended with 5-86.
“Yes the outcome claims two- but I can promise you every single element of this Check sequence has been fought challenging, played in the correct spirit and I think it really is been fantastic for Test cricket so they are entitled to a great deal of credit history.”
Sammy, adamant his staff could have pulled off the improbable operate chase, was still left to rue the second early morning of the Examination in which Matthew Wade batted with Australia’s tail to push the tourists’ first innings to 328.
Wade additional 159 runs with Mitchell Starc and Ben Hilfenhaus in what turned out to be the pivotal stage of the match right after Australia have been 7-169 late on the 1st day.
The 24-calendar year-outdated ended up with 106, his first Check hundred, and was awarded the gentleman-of-the-match prize for his attempts.
“We are really disappointed,” Sammy said.
“We thought we could have crushed them. They won the crucial moments in the Check sequence and that was the difference.”