17 Apr 2012

West Indies 4-39 v Australia at stumps

12:41 pm on 17 April 2012

Australia have taken control of the second cricket Test against the West Indies in Trinidad after Michael Clarke pulled another surprise move.

After Australia were dismissed for 311 in their first innings Clarke opted for left-arm spinner Michael Beer to open the bowling for the Windies' innings.

The shock move paid off as Beer picked up an early wicket and the Windies limped to be 49-3 at stumps.

The West Australian is the first specialist spin bowler to take the new ball in the first innings for Australia since 1938.

Earlier James Pattinson playing in his first Test since breaking down after the clash with India in Sydney in January, combined with Michael Hussey in a vital 89-run seventh wicket stand to take Australia's score past 300, scoring 32 as Hussey top-scored with 73.

Kemar Roach claimed the third five-wicket haul of his career to finish with 5-105.