West Indies faces the Stark Reality

Sports Page — Mitchell Starc bowled a telling spell of fast bowling that totally upstaged the hapless West Indies batsmen on day four of the second and final test match played in Jamaica.

The only semblance of resistance, came from Captain Denesh Ramdin who was eventually caught for 29 and Veersammy Permaul, who on a determined 23 not out, at the close.

West Indies started the day on 16 for 2 and soon limped to 33 for 5 and the procession of batsmen continued, except for the minor resistance and the end came in dramatic fashion, with Jerome Taylor, bowled neck and crop, swinging wildly at Nathan Lyon.

Summarized scores:

Australia 1st Innings: 399 All Out (126.5 Overs). Steven Smith 199, Michael Clarke 47, Adam Voges 37, Shane Watson 25; Jerome Taylor 25-10-47-6, Jason Holder 22-3-64-2, Veerasammy Permaul 34.5-7-124-1, Kemar Roach 25-2-113-1.

West Indies 1st Innings: 220 All Out (59.5 Overs). Jason Holder 82*, Jermaine Blackwood 51, Shai Hope 26, Darren Bravo 14; Josh Hazlewood 15.5-8-38-5, Nathan Lyon 14-4-55-3, Mitchell Starc 14-2-50-1, Mitchell Johnson 14-2-54-1.

Australia 2nd Innings: 212/2 Declared (65 Overs). Shaun Marsh 69, David Warner 62, Steven Smith 54*, Michael Clarke* 14*; Kemar Roach 9-2-26-1, Veerasammy Permaul 21-3-83-1, Kraigg Brathwaite 11-3-23-0, Jerome Taylor 10-2-24-0.

West Indies 2nd Innings: 114 All Out (42 Overs). Denesh Ramdin*+ 29, Veerasammy Permaul 23*, Shai Hope 16, Darren Bravo 11; Mitchell Starc 13-5-34-3, Nathan Lyon 7-3-12-2, Josh Hazlewood 10-5-18-2, Mitchell Johnson 8-1-23-2.

Australia won by 277 runs

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