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Australia one wicket away from Perth win

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West Indies have put on a good fight chasing a target of 359. The writing is on the wall though of an Australian win. The hosts had just managed to control the game with Windies at 308 for 9. Its only the no.10 and no.11 holding the innings now although they have put on 29 runs already.

The game could end any moment on the fifth day with the Aussies inching close to a 2-o Series win. Resuming Day 4 at 137 for 8 in their second innings, Australia added only 13 more runs to leave Windies a chaseable target of 359.

The Aussie bowlers made good inroads to have Windies at 68 for 3 which included the big wickets of Gayle and Sarwan. But a 128-run stand between Narsingh Deonarine (82 from 171 balls with 10 fours and 2 sixes) and Brendan Nash (65 from 183 balls with 7 fours) revived the hopes of a West Indian victory. Their efforts were spoilt though with Mitchell Johnson bowling the Aussies back in the game taking three wickets.