8 Dec 2009

Windies captain bats his side into winning position in Adelaide

1:57 pm on 8 December 2009

The West Indies cricket captain Chris Gayle made a heroic unbeaten century yesterday to give his side a fighting chance of winning the second test against Australia at the Adelaide Oval.

Gayle opened the batting and was still there at stumps last night on 155 in a total of 284 for 8, an overall lead of 296 runs going into the final day.

Australia are already facing a total which hasn't been achieved for victory in more than 100 years in Adelaide.

There's a concern about the West Indies dangerman Sulieman Benn, the spinner who took five Australian wickets in the first innings. He was a struck on the foot yesterday by a classic sandshoe crusher from the Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson.