Bad weather forces draw for Australia, West Indies

Michael Clarke
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Rain and poor visibility forces the West Indies and Australia to settle for a draw in the second Test match.

Rain and poor visibility forced the West Indies and Australia to settle for a draw in the final afternoon of their second Test at Port-of-Spain.

The hosts were chasing 215 from 61 over, and were 53-2 after 11 when the weather brought the match to a premature end.

Australia captain Michael Clarke declared with his side 160-8 in, following Kemar Roach's second five-wicket haul for combined figures of 10-146.

The tourists won the first Test by three wickets, and resumed the day on 73-3. However, they lost overnight batsmen Ricky Ponting and Clarke to the Windies' Fidel Edwards and Darren Sammy respectively.

Roach followed this up by recording his second five-wicket haul of the day for combined figures of 10-146.

The Windies slipped to 13-2 after lunch but looked on course to their first test win against the Australians since in almost a decade before the elements intervened.

The result sees the tourists maintain their 1-0 lead in the three-match series ahead of the final Test on Monday (April 23).

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