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Australia beat WI by innings and 212 runs

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HOBART, Dec 12: Recalled paceman James Pattinson claimed five wickets as the West Indies succumbed to a dispiriting innings and 212-run loss to Australia on the third day of the first Test in Hobart today.

Pattinson, playing in his first Test since March last year after recovering from chronic back and hamstring issues, spearheaded the Australian assault to rip apart the threadbare Windies batting.

The hapless Caribbean tourists were sent back in by Australia skipper Steve Smith after being dismissed for 223 in the first innings to trail the home side by 360 runs. The West Indies went into freefall in their second innings, confirming fears about their competitiveness ahead of the remaining Melbourne and Sydney Tests.

It was a triumph for Pattinson, who returned to the Australian side for injured pace spearhead Mitchell Starc and justified his recall after going wicketless for 68 bowling in the West Indies first innings.

The West Indies have now won just four of their last 21 Tests and went into the first Hobart Test on the back of a humbling 10-wicket loss in their only warm-up game to a modest Cricket Australia XI.

The once-great West Indies are ranked above only Bangladesh and Zimbabwe and last won a Test in Australia in 1997.

Only opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite showed any resolve in the second innings shambles, finishing with 94 out of the paltry 148 total.

Pattinson triggered the rot by having Rajendra Chandrika caught by Smith in the slips for a duck.

First-innings centurion Darren Bravo fell for just four when his middle stump was uprooted by Pattinson.

Marlon Samuels came and went for three, caught off the bat�s handle by David Warner, and Jermaine Blackwood completed a pair of ducks when he was out the next ball, bowled by Pattinson.

Wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin gave Warner his second catch of the innings off Mitchell Marsh for four.

Skipper Jason Holder was caught down the leg-side off Pattinson for 17, Kemar Roach gloved Josh Hazlewood to Peter Nevill for three, and Jerome Taylor fell to a catch in the deep off Hazlewood for 12.

Brathwaite was the last man out, bowled by Hazlewood six runs short of his century.

The tourists were earlier dismissed for 223 with Hazlewood missing a hat-trick after dismissing Roach and Taylor with successive balls to finish with four for 45.

SCORECARD

Australia 1st innings 583 for 4 declared

West Indies 1st innings (207 for 6 overnight): K Brathwaite lbw b Hazlewood 2, R Chandrika c Smith b Lyon 25, D Bravo c Lyon b Siddle 108, M Samuels c and b Lyon 9, J Blackwood c Burns b Lyon 0, D Ramdin b Hazlewood 8, J Holder lbw b Siddle 15, K Roach c Nevill b Hazlewood 31, J Taylor b Hazlewood 0, J Warrican not out 2, S Gabriel did not bat 0. Extras: (b7, lb10, w1, nb5) 23. Total: (9 wickets; 70 overs) 223. Fall of wickets: 1-17, 2-58, 3-78, 4-78, 5-89, 6-116, 7-215, 8-215, 9-223. Bowling: Hazlewood 18-5-45-4, Pattinson 15-0-68-0, Siddle 15-5-36-2, Lyon 19-6-43-3, M Marsh 3-1-14-0

West Indies 2nd innings K Brathwaite b Hazlewood 94, R Chandrika c Smith b Pattinson 0, D Bravo b Pattinson 4, M Samuels c Warner b Pattinson 3, J Blackwood b Pattinson 0, D Ramdin c Warner b M Marsh 4, J Holder c Nevill b Pattinson 17, K Roach c Nevill b Hazlewood 3, J Taylor c Pattinson b Hazlewood 12, J Warrican not out 6, S Gabriel did not bat 0. Extras: (lb1, w1, nb3) 5. Total: (9 wickets; 36.3 overs) 148. Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-20, 3-24, 4-24, 5-30, 6-60, 7-91, 8-117, 9-148. Bowling: Hazlewood 10.3-3-33-3, Pattinson 8-2-27-5, Siddle 7-1-34-0, M Marsh 7-0-36-1, Lyon 4-0-17-0. � AFP

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Australia beat WI by innings and 212 runs

HOBART, Dec 12: Recalled paceman James Pattinson claimed five wickets as the West Indies succumbed to a dispiriting innings and 212-run loss to Australia on the third day of the first Test in Hobart today.

Pattinson, playing in his first Test since March last year after recovering from chronic back and hamstring issues, spearheaded the Australian assault to rip apart the threadbare Windies batting.

The hapless Caribbean tourists were sent back in by Australia skipper Steve Smith after being dismissed for 223 in the first innings to trail the home side by 360 runs. The West Indies went into freefall in their second innings, confirming fears about their competitiveness ahead of the remaining Melbourne and Sydney Tests.

It was a triumph for Pattinson, who returned to the Australian side for injured pace spearhead Mitchell Starc and justified his recall after going wicketless for 68 bowling in the West Indies first innings.

The West Indies have now won just four of their last 21 Tests and went into the first Hobart Test on the back of a humbling 10-wicket loss in their only warm-up game to a modest Cricket Australia XI.

The once-great West Indies are ranked above only Bangladesh and Zimbabwe and last won a Test in Australia in 1997.

Only opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite showed any resolve in the second innings shambles, finishing with 94 out of the paltry 148 total.

Pattinson triggered the rot by having Rajendra Chandrika caught by Smith in the slips for a duck.

First-innings centurion Darren Bravo fell for just four when his middle stump was uprooted by Pattinson.

Marlon Samuels came and went for three, caught off the bat�s handle by David Warner, and Jermaine Blackwood completed a pair of ducks when he was out the next ball, bowled by Pattinson.

Wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin gave Warner his second catch of the innings off Mitchell Marsh for four.

Skipper Jason Holder was caught down the leg-side off Pattinson for 17, Kemar Roach gloved Josh Hazlewood to Peter Nevill for three, and Jerome Taylor fell to a catch in the deep off Hazlewood for 12.

Brathwaite was the last man out, bowled by Hazlewood six runs short of his century.

The tourists were earlier dismissed for 223 with Hazlewood missing a hat-trick after dismissing Roach and Taylor with successive balls to finish with four for 45.

SCORECARD

Australia 1st innings 583 for 4 declared

West Indies 1st innings (207 for 6 overnight): K Brathwaite lbw b Hazlewood 2, R Chandrika c Smith b Lyon 25, D Bravo c Lyon b Siddle 108, M Samuels c and b Lyon 9, J Blackwood c Burns b Lyon 0, D Ramdin b Hazlewood 8, J Holder lbw b Siddle 15, K Roach c Nevill b Hazlewood 31, J Taylor b Hazlewood 0, J Warrican not out 2, S Gabriel did not bat 0. Extras: (b7, lb10, w1, nb5) 23. Total: (9 wickets; 70 overs) 223. Fall of wickets: 1-17, 2-58, 3-78, 4-78, 5-89, 6-116, 7-215, 8-215, 9-223. Bowling: Hazlewood 18-5-45-4, Pattinson 15-0-68-0, Siddle 15-5-36-2, Lyon 19-6-43-3, M Marsh 3-1-14-0

West Indies 2nd innings K Brathwaite b Hazlewood 94, R Chandrika c Smith b Pattinson 0, D Bravo b Pattinson 4, M Samuels c Warner b Pattinson 3, J Blackwood b Pattinson 0, D Ramdin c Warner b M Marsh 4, J Holder c Nevill b Pattinson 17, K Roach c Nevill b Hazlewood 3, J Taylor c Pattinson b Hazlewood 12, J Warrican not out 6, S Gabriel did not bat 0. Extras: (lb1, w1, nb3) 5. Total: (9 wickets; 36.3 overs) 148. Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-20, 3-24, 4-24, 5-30, 6-60, 7-91, 8-117, 9-148. Bowling: Hazlewood 10.3-3-33-3, Pattinson 8-2-27-5, Siddle 7-1-34-0, M Marsh 7-0-36-1, Lyon 4-0-17-0. � AFP

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