Australia Claim Series

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Australia wrapped up a comfortable 177-run victory over the West Indies on day four of the second test in Melbourne taking a 2-0 series lead.

An overnight declaration on 179-3 set the West Indies an unlikely 460 to win.

With wickets falling regularly Denesh Ramdin and Jason Holder came together at 150-5 making a 100-run partnership, Ramdin made 59 while holder made 68.

Mitchell Marsh, who finished with 4-61, dismissed both men as the windies lost their last five wickets for 32 runs.

With the win, Australia kept the Frank Worrell trophy in their possession for 20 unbroken years, stretching back to the triumph of Mark Taylor’s team in the Caribbean in 1995.

The final test is due to start in Sydney on Sunday.

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