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Windies set 418 to win final Test

12/05/2003 06:13:07 AM Comments (0)

Australia was on track to complete a Caribbean clean sweep after leaving the West Indies a target of 418 runs to win the fourth cricket Test in Antigua.

Australia was dismissed in its second innings for 417, leaving the Windies with 23 overs to face before stumps on the third day.

Both teams scored 240 in the first innings before Matthew Hayden (177) and Justin Langer (111) thrashed a 242-run partnership which could prove the difference between the teams in the final match of the series.

The Windies have never suffered a whitewash at home but they have to create Test history to win, as no team has scored more than 406 to win a Test in the final innings.

Captain Steve Waugh (45 not out) and Glenn McGrath (14) pushed the target beyond 400 with a last-wicket stand of 29.

Apart from Waugh, Hayden and Langer, no Australian batsman reached 20 during an encouraging day for the Windies.

They were minus paceman Jermaine Lawson because of a lower back strain but they claimed Australia's 10 wickets for 246 runs on the third day, with Merv Dillon taking 4-112.

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