Australia celebrate at the end of the West Indies innings
Australia celebrate at the end of the West Indies innings

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – West Indies lost their last three wickets cheaply to crash to an inevitable 277-run defeat to Australia in the second and final Test, 40 minutes after lunch on the penultimate day of the contest at Sabina Park here Sunday.

Resuming from their lunch position of 72 for seven, West Indies were dismissed for a paltry 114, to follow up their first innings effort of 220.

Captain Denesh Ramdin, unbeaten ono 19 at lunch, top-scored with 29 while tail-ender Veerasammy Permaul finished on 23 not out.

The pair put together the best stand of the innings with 49 for the eighth wicket.

Left-arm seamer Mitchell Starc was the best bowler with three for 34 while off-spinner Nathan Lyon (2-12), pacer Josh Hazlewood (2-18) and left-armer Mitchell Johnson (2-23) all picked up two wickets apiece.

Australia captured the series 2-0 following their nine wicket win in the first Test inside three days in Dominica a week ago.

Ramdin was first to go after lunch, caught by his opposite number Michael Clarke at second slip off Johnson, to leave the Windies on 111 for eight.

The end then came swiftly as Kemar Roach popped Lyon to Steve Smith at short leg for three in the next over and Jerome Taylor missed a huge heave at the very next delivery and was bowled.

Earlier, West Indies lost five wickets in the morning session, after resuming the day on 16 for two.

They suffered their first blow in the fifth over of the morning when Shane Dowrich played across a good length ball from Starc and had his off-stump disturbed, after adding three to his overnight one.

Twenty balls later, left-hander Darren Bravo poked tentatively at one from Hazlewood pitched on off-stump and edged to gully where Shaun Marsh gobbled up a catch inches from the turf.

Wickets continued to tumble with Jermaine Blackwood bottom-edging a timid drive at Hazlewood onto his stumps without scoring on the verge of the first hour, and Shai Hope lasted 36 balls for his 16 before playing all around one from left-armer Mitchell Johnson and having his stumps rattled.

Plummeting quickly at 55 for six, West Indies endured yet another blow when first innings hero Jason Holder was out softly, clipping a simple catch off an innocuous Shane Watson delivery, to short mid-wicket where Starc snared the offering.

Summary 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, Jsaon 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

Australia 1st Innings 399 All Out

West Indies 1st Innings 220 All Out

Australia 2nd Innings 212/2 Declared

West Indies 2nd Innings (Overnight; 16/2 | Need; 376)

K Brathwaite b Starc 0

R Chandrika c Marsh b Starc 0

D Bravo c Marsh b Hazlewood 11

S Dowrich b Starc 4

S Hope b Johnson 16

J Blackwood b Hazlewood 0

D Ramdin*+ c Clarke b Johnson 29

J Holder c Starc b Watson 1

V Permaul not out 23

K Roach c Smith b Lyon 3

J Taylor b Lyon 0

Total: 114 All Out (42 Overs)

Extras (b 13, lb 11, w 2, nb 1) 27

Fall of Wickets: 1-0 (Brathwaite, 0.3 ov), 2-1 (Chandrika, 0.6 ov), 3-20 (Dowrich, 12.3 ov), 4-27 (Bravo, 15.5 ov), 5-33 (Blackwood, 17.4 ov), 6-55 (Hope, 26.5 ov), 7-62 (Holder, 29.3 ov), 8-111 (Ramdin, 40.2 ov), 9-114 (Roach, 41.5 ov), 10-114 (Taylor, 41.6 ov).

Australia 2nd Innings Bowling: M Starc 13-5-34-3, J Hazlewood 10-5-18-2, N Lyon 7-3-12-2, M Johnson 8-1-23-2, S Watson 4-2-3-1.

Result: Australia won by 277 runs

Man of the Match: Steve Smith (Australia)

Man of the Series: Josh Hazlewood (Australia)

Toss: West Indies won the toss and elected to field

Test Debut: Rajindra Chandrika (West Indies)

Umpires: Ian Gould (England) & Richard Kettleborough (England)

TV Umpire: Aleem Dar (Pakistan)

Match Referee: Roshan Mahanama (Sri Lanka)

Reserve Umpire: Peter Nero