Batsman Larry Gomes hit an unbeaten century to lead a fight-back by the West Indies in the third day of the fifth cricket test against Australia on Sunday (30 April).
Batsman Larry Gomes hit an unbeaten century to lead a fight-back by the West Indies in the third day of the fifth cricket test against Australia on Sunday (30 April). The match is being played at Kingston, Jamaica. At the start of play on the third day, the West Indies were chasing an Australian first-inning score of 343.
SYNOPSIS: Larry Gomes set a punishing pace for the Australian bowlers, bitting boundary after boundary. Gomes, who came to the crease only four minutes before the end of play on the previous night, hit 115 runs. Laughlin to Murray, and another four runs for the West Indians.
Laughlin to Murray again, but this time the West Indian is out, caught at forward short leg.
The new man in, Alvin Kallicharran, also fell to the bowling of Trevor Laughlin.
Laughlin again, bowling this time to Foster. He's caught behind by Steve Rixon.
Laughlin to Shivnarine, who edges the ball through the gully for four.
Bruce Yardley bowls to Gomes, still at the crease and still hitting boundaries.
Australia's star fast bowler Jeff Thomson fared no better against Gomes...another four runs.
Laughlin to Shivnarine, and four more runs for the West Indies.
But the valuable wicket partnership of Gomes and Shivnarine was to come to an end when Shivnarine took a chance on this ball from Higgs, and was stumped. Laughlin again, blowing to Parry, who goes through for one run.
Parry again, facing Higgs. Another single. As the West Indian score mounted, built around the unbeaten 115 of Larry Gomes, the Australians' chance of an outright win diminished. But the Australians 'spirits were revived with the dismissal of Parry, out l.b.w. to Higgs.
The new man is was Philip, who scored three runs off this ball from Higgs.
Trevor Laughlin to Gomes, and three more for the West Indies. The West Indians finished the day 69 runs behind the Australian first innings score, but leaving the Australians a tough battle to secure a win. A draw seemed more likely.