Rain-hit second Test ends in draw
Rain put an early stop to the West Indies' chase of of 215 as the second Test against Australia at Port of Spain ended as a draw.
Australia captain Michael Clarke declared his side's second innings at 160 for eight early on the final afternoon, Kemar Roach completing his second five-wicket haul of the match for combined figures of 10 for 146.
The conditions left the Windies uncertain of the time remaining to chase the target but captain Darren Sammy left nobody in any doubt as to their intentions when he came out at number three and smashed a rapid 30 not out, leading them to 53 for two before bad light and rain ended play shortly before the scheduled tea interval.
Australia - whose fast bowlers James Pattinson and Peter Siddle are to fly home early with back injuries - had resumed on 73 for three with Ricky Ponting on 32 and Clarke three. It was more than nine overs before Ponting glanced the day's first boundary off Fidel Edwards and two balls later he was out for 41.
Clarke (15) fell little more than two overs later when Sammy grabbed a sharp return catch. Lunch arrived with the tourists 177 runs ahead, with Matthew Wade on 15 and Michael Hussey 11.
Hussey launched the first ball after tea, from Narsingh Deonarine, for six and then swept a four, signalling a change of approach. But he was dismissed for 24 when he chopped on against Roach - who soon reached the first 10-wicket match haul by a Windies bowler since 2005, and their first against Australia since Curtly Ambrose at Adelaide in 1993.
The landmark came when Ben Hilfenhaus, promoted to number eight due to Pattinson's injury, had no answer to a fast inswinger and lost his off stump. Nathan Lyon's dismissal for three, top-edging Shane Shillingford to Sammy, brought about the declaration with Wade remaining 31 not out.
Spinner Michael Beer was handed the new ball for Australia, as in the first innings, but it was Hilfenhaus who trapped Kieran Powell lbw for four, a decision upheld on review. He quickly added the scalp of Adrian Barath, who made just five before edging to Clarke at slip.
Sammy promoted himself to first drop and hit back-to-back fours off Shane Watson. He repeated the feat off Hilfenhaus and added a six from the next ball, a slight miscue just clearing substitute fielder Peter Forrest at long-off to take Sammy to 29 from 17 balls.
But the stoppage was not long in coming and persistent rain meant the teams were forced to settle for a draw despite their best efforts.