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Meanwhile, how unpredictable is Cricket, eh!

08 Dec

The second test in Adelaide versus the West Indies is such a contrast to the first in Brisbane!

Australia will be forced to re-write 107 years of history to win the second Test, after West Indies set a record chase of 330 runs on the final day at Adelaide Oval.

The highest successful fourth-innings chase at the venue was Australia’s 6 for 315 in 1902, and a similar feat beckons after the Windies were dismissed for 317.

The tourists added 33 to their overnight score of 8 for 284, and skipper Chris Gayle carried his bat to finish unbeaten on 165 after a splendid captain’s knock took the fight to Australia on day four.

Ravi Rampaul (14) and Kemar Roach (8) were the last men out for the Windies as Mitchell Johnson finished with a five-wicket haul of 5 for 103.

Doug Bollinger was Australia’s next best with 3 for 50, a total of 5 for 117 in his return to Test cricket, Shane Watson took 1 for 15 and Nathan Hauritz effected a run-out.

— ABC

Right now Australia need 268 runs to win with 9 wickets in hand.

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Posted by on December 8, 2009 in Australia, Cricket, sport

 

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