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West Indies collapse puts Australia in control

First Test, Brisbane, day two (close):
Australia 380-8 dec v West Indies 134-5
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West Indies captain Chris Gayle is trapped leg before wicket against Australia
Gayle's dismissal sparked a collapse of four wickets in four overs

West Indies suffered a top order collapse as Australia took control of the first Test on day two at the Gabba.

Chris Gayle hit a typically flamboyant 31 before he was trapped leg before by Ben Hilfenhaus as the tourists stumbled from 49-0 to 63-4 in just four overs.

Brendan Nash (18) and Travis Dowlin (40 not out) helped West Indies close on 134-5, 346 runs adrift of Australia.

Ricky Ponting had earlier declared after Nathan Hauritz's maiden half century lifted Australia to 480-8.

Hauritz (50 not out) provided some tail-end fireworks with Peter Siddle (20 not out) as the home side, who had resumed on 322-5, made solid progress.

Marcus North and Brad Haddin had added 84 for the sixth wicket before the latter was eventually caught behind for 39 before Mitchell Johnson went the same way for seven with lunch approaching.

Johnson appealed the decision under the new decision review system, in use in Australia for the first time.

606: DEBATE

Umpire Ian Gould adjudged that Johnson had edged the ball to West Indies wicketkeeper Dinesh Ramdin, however, third umpire Mark Benson did not find enough evidence to overturn Gould's decision after watching slow-motion replay, hotspot technology and on-field microphones.

Replays suggested Johnson had missed the ball but the rules state that the on-field umpire should be given the benefit of doubt.

Gould was again challenged by West Indies skipper Gayle after he had been adjudged leg before while playing back to a good-length Hilfenhaus delivery.

Replays were more conclusive this time, confirming he was plum in front and the decision halted the tourists' reply, which had begun in sprightly fashion.

Adrian Barath (15) edged an attempted drive off Johnson to Shane Watson at third slip in the next over.

Siddle then rapped Shivnarine Chanderpaul on the pads before Johnson and Watson combined again to dismiss Dwayne Bravo for a second-ball duck.

Australian-born Nash faced up to a barrage of bouncers before finally succumbing with a loose shot off yet another short ball to leave the tourists 96-5.

The closing scoreline could have been worse for West Indies as Dowlin was dropped by Ponting when he was on seven.



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