SPORT

Yet another heavy defeat for the West Indies

HOBART: Opener Matthew Hayden surpassed the 1,000-run mark in Test cricket for a record fifth consecutive year and helped Australia finish off a nine-wicket win over the West Indies in the second Test on Monday.

The host's win at the Bellerive Oval clinched the Frank Worrell Trophy after Australia won the opening Test by 379 runs in Brisbane. The third Test begins in Adelaide on Friday.

Australia needed just 78 runs in its second innings on Monday after scoring 406 in its first innings. Hayden was out for 46 attempting to hit the winning runs with the scores tied.

Opener Michael Hussey, named man of the man after his maiden Test century in the first innings, hit the winning run for Australia and was 31 not out.

West Indies scored only 149 in its first innings after captain Shivnarine Chanderpaul won the toss and elected to bat. It scored 334 in the second innings, highlighted by allrounder Dwayne Bravo's 113.

Australia was led by Hussey's 137 and Hayden's 110 in the first innings.

Impressive record

Hayden is the only cricketer to have scored 1,000 runs in a calendar year four times in a row — a record he extended to five on Monday. He started the day with one of his favourite shots, moving down the pitch and flicking the first delivery over midwicket for four.

Glenn McGrath led the Australian bowlers in the Test with six wickets — four in the first innings — while Brett Lee and Stuart MacGill added five each and Shane Warne had four. Fidel Edwards took three wickets for the West Indies. — AP