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Final wicket stand lifts West Indies against Australia

Second Test, Adelaide, day two close:
West Indies (451) v Australia (174-0)
Match scorecard

Brendan Nash
Nash's innings was in two installments because of injury

Brendan Nash and Ravi Rampaul helped the West Indies to a good first innings total against Australia with a record last-wicket stand.

The duo broke the 30-year-old record for a West Indies last wicket pair in Australia as they made 66 out of their team's total of 451.

Nash resumed his innings after retiring hurt on day one and made 92, while Rampaul was unbeaten on 40.

Australia closed on 174-0, with Shane Watson on 96 and Simon Katich on 71.

Having started the day on 336-6, the West Indies added 69 runs to their total before lunch for the loss of three wickets.

All-rounder Darren Sammy returned to the pavilion after the first ball of the day, after the video replay found he was out plumb lbw to the bowling of Peter Siddle for 44 runs.

Sulieman Benn made 17 in a stubborn 80-minute stay at the crease, putting on 44 with Nash before he was also out lbw, to Nathan Hauritz, after another referral.

Kemar Roach was caught behind for two, which brought together Nash and Rampaul for their last wicket heroics.

Australian opening pair Watson and Katich made up for lost time when they finally got to the crease, having reached 66 off 15 overs when tea was taken.

All-rounder Watson has come in for some criticism recently but provided the perfect riposte with an unbeaten 96 to leave him within touching distance of his first Test century.

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