Cricket : Australia succumb to pace attack

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West Indies 384 and 57-0 Australia 243 and 194 West Indies win by 10 wickets

The West Indies salvaged some lost pride with a comprehensive victory on the third day of the final Test in Perth yesterday, although Australia retained the Frank Worrell Trophy with a 3-2 win in the series.

On a day marred by a row over alleged sledging, the West Indies owed their victory to Courtney Walsh, their captain, and his fellow fast bowler, Curtly Ambrose, who took seven and five wickets respectively. Australia, faced with a first innings deficit of 141 runs, collapsed on a pitch providing brutal bounce as widening cracks assisted the West Indies bowlers.

After Ambrose had produced two fine deliveries to reduce Australia to 32 for 2 at lunch, Walsh removed the Waugh twins Mark (9) and Steve (0) in successive overs after the break as Australia subsided to 47 for 4. Walsh took five of the six wickets to fall after lunch and bowled unchanged throughout the period.

Matthew Hayden (47) and Michael Bevan shared a 37-run fifth-wicket stand, but Ambrose finished with 2 for 50 in nine overs, including 15 no-balls with nine in one over. Once the Hayden-Bevan stand was over, Ian Bishop mopped up the tail.

Third day; Australia won toss

AUSTRALIA - First Innings 243 (M Bevan 87no, M E Waugh 79; C E L Ambrose 5-43)

WEST INDIES - First Innings

(Overnight: 353 for 7)

C L Hooper c Healy b Reiffel 57

I R Bishop c Taylor b Reiffel 13

C E L Ambrose run out 15

*C A Walsh not out 5

Extras (nb28 w1 b5 lb10) 44

Total (111 overs) 384

Fall (cont): 8-359 9-367.

Bowling: McGrath 30-5-86-2 (nb4); Bichel 18-1-79-0 (nb12); Reiffel 26- 6-73-5 (nb10 w1); Warne 19-8-55-2 (nb1); Blewett 6-2-19-0; S S R Waugh 7-1-26-0 (nb1); Bevan 5-0-31-0.

AUSTRALIA - Second Innings

*M A Taylor c Browne b Ambrose 1

M L Hayden lbw b Hooper 47

G S Blewett b Ambrose 0

M E Waugh c Browne b Walsh 9

S R Waugh c Hooper b Walsh 0

M G Bevan c Simmons b Walsh 15

I A Healy c Chanderpaul b Walsh 29

P R Reiffel c Adams b Walsh 5

S K Warne c Simmons b Bishop 30

A J Bichel c Samuels b Bishop 18

G D McGrath not out 2

Extras (b2 lb8 w6 nb22) 38

Total (47.3 overs) 194

Fall: 1-7 2-17 3-43 4-48 5-84 6-105 7-110 8-133 9-189.

Bowling: Ambrose 9-2-50-2 (nb15); Walsh 20-4-74-5 (nb1); Bishop 12.3- 1-44-2 (nb3 w6); Hooper 3-0-7-1 (nb1); Simmons 3-0-9-0 (nb2).

WEST INDIES - Second Innings

S L Campbell not out 16

R G Samuels not out 35

Extras (lb2 w1 nb3) 6

Total (for 0, 10.2 overs) 57

Bowling: McGrath 4-1-14-0 (nb1); Reiffel 5-0-24-0 (nb2); Bichel 1.2-0- 17-0 (w1).

Umpires: P Willey (Eng) and D B Hair (Aus).

AUSTRALIA WIN FIVE-TEST SERIES 3-2.

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