Sport

Australia looks to its tail

AUSTRALIA needs another strong performance from its tail after the top-order batsmen failed to capitalise on good starts on day one of the second Test against the West Indies.

At the close of play in Trinidad, Australia was 5 for 208, with Michael Hussey (26) and Matthew Wade (11) at the crease, after Michael Clarke had won the toss and elected to bat.

Despite the underwhelming total, Shane Watson, Australia's top scorer with 56, believes a score in excess of 300 will put Australia in a very strong position in the game.

"No doubt if we can get around 300 it will be a good first innings score and the wicket is only going to get worse," Watson said.

"It's only going to get slower, it's only going to turn more. There's no doubt our two spinners who we've got playing will certainly be able to make the most of these conditions because the wicket is only going to deteriorate and get worse."

> > For more go to abc.net.au

Topics:  australia cricket team, cricket, west indies cricket team



Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Strange Politics: Peter Dutton treats refugees like rubbish

Strange Politics: Immigration Minister Peter Dutton makes an awful neighbour.

My mad old bin-phobic neighbour's kindred spirit in Peter Dutton

Coffs PCYC to add a hub for youth

BOOST: The Coffs Harbour PCYC has been granted $9120 for a Youth Hub.

PCYC awarded $9120 by the Federal Government for a youth hub

Please no patting: I have a job to do

RESPECT MY UNIFORM: Local guide dog handler Sally Jary and her dog Kent are joining fire fighters in reminding the public not to pat guide dogs in uniform.

Distracting a working guide dog could have disastrous consequences

Latest deals and offers


Million dollar ice seizure in Coffs Harbour

Coffs-Clarence LAC crime manager Detective Inspector Darren Jameson briefs the...

Rally Australia Chair Ben Rainsford

Kennards Hire Rally Australia will bring spectacular world rally action back to the NSW Coffs Coast on November 17-20.

Rally Australia Chairman Ben Rainsford comments on Coffs Harbour City Council...

AFL North Coast preview

BACK IN THE FOLD: Grafton’s Josh Lollback returns to the line-up for today’s knockout semi final clash against Port Macquarie. Photo: Debrah Novak/Daily Examiner

Paul Taylor and Allanah Hanson take a look at the AFL North Coast news ahead of...

Renting harder in Coffs than Sydney

HIGH DEMAND: Coffs Harbour rental properties are in higher demand than in Sydney.

Coffs Harbour’s rental vacancy rate at lowest level in eight years

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

VIDEO: Art Deco fan pays $835,000 for Imperial Hotel

No Caption

Iconic "Impy" sold at a bargan price to bidder who loves Art Deco.