West Indies clinched a slender first innings lead of 12 runs thanks to left arm spinner Sulieman Benn’s maiden five-wicket haul. Australia resuming the third day’s play at a strong 174 for no loss were bowled out for 439 in the last session.
Both the opening batsmen – Shane Watson (96) and Simon Katich (80) fell early in the day to miss their centuries. Australia were revived by Michael Clarke (71) and Wicket Keeper Brad Haddin who remained unbeaten on 55.
Sulieman Benn had to toil hard bowling as many as 53 overs for his five wickets. Fast bowler Kemar Roach picked three wickets which included that of Ponting and Hussey. West Indies in their second innings are 23 for no loss to take their overall lead to 35 at Stumps on Day 3.