Oz rout WI, seal series 2-0
Australia maintained their dominance over the West Indies with a crushing 277-run victory on the fourth day of the second Test in Jamaica on Sunday to claim a 2-0 series win.
They have not lost to the West Indies in 14 Tests dating back to 2003, winning 11 and drawing three and the gulf between the sides looked wider than ever as the hosts were bowled out for 114 in their second innings. Australia, who won the first test in Dominica by nine wickets last week, outplayed their hosts not just with bat and ball, but also in the field.
West Indies were already in a hopeless position at the start of the day’s play and Australia ruthlessly wrapped up the win, taking eight wickets in 34 overs.
Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon completed the rout when he clean bowled Jerome Taylor for a golden duck. Steve Smith was named man of the match after making 199 in the first innings, while right-arm fast bowler Josh Hazlewood was voted man of the series. He took 12 wickets at an average of 8.83.
“The new ball is key on these types of wickets,” Hazlewood said at the victory presentation. “There was always something there if you put the ball in the right areas.”
Captain Michael Clarke had declared his side’s second innings late on Saturday to set West Indies a 392-run victory target with more than two days left.