Australia are poised to wrap up a 2-0 series win over the West Indies with the hosts struggling at 16 for two at stumps on day three in Jamaica.
Mitchell Starc’s double-strike has given Australia hope of completing a quick kill when play resumes at Sabina Park tomorrow.
The hosts still need a further 376 runs for victory, with Starc removing openers Kraigg Brathwaite and Rajendra Chandrika for ducks in the first over of the Windies’ second innings.
The wickets were the perfect reward for Australia captain Michael Clarke after he’d ended the tourists’ second innings on 212 for 2 declared.
It could have been even worse for the home side but Darren Bravo successfully reviewed an lbw decision given against him off the bowling of Nathan Lyon.
Earlier David Warner (62), Shaun Marsh (69) and Steve Smith who made 54 not out, all made half-centuries before skipper Michael Clarke called time on the Australians’ second innings and set the Windies 392 for victory.