Hobart: This storyline was expected, but by this margin certainly not. Steven Smith’s Australia came down heavily on the inexperienced West Indies side to crush them by an innings and 212 runs. The defeat, one of their biggest highest in Tests, made the game look like a one-horse race as the match ended in a predictable manner. Neither did West Indies manage to match up with Australia’s mammoth first innings total of 584-4 declared, nor did they come up with an improved performance in their second innings. All they did were, fall apart like a bunch of cards, even without a contest. They didn’t even make Australia bat again and eventually bundles out for just 148 runs in their second innings. With the ICC World Cup for Tests coming up, this is a bad sign for West Indies team who already have a bad track record in ICC World Tournaments.
MATCH SUMMARY Day 3
AUSTRALIA 1ST INNINGS 114 OVERS 583-4 DEC.
A Voges 269*(285) J Warrican 3-158
S Marsh 182 (266) J Blackwood 0-25
D Warner 64 (61) K Brathwaite 0-52
WEST INDIES 1ST INNINGS 70 OVERS 223
D Bravo 108 (177) J Hazlewood 4-45
K Roach 31 (94) N Lyon 3-43
R Chandrika 25 (58) P Siddle 2-36
WEST INDIES 2ND INNINGS 36.3 OVERS 148
K Brathwaite 94 (122) J Pattinson 5-27
J Holder 17 (29) J Hazlewood 3-33
J Taylor 12 (8) M Marsh 1-36
AUSTRALIA WON BY INNINGS & 212 RUNS