Barath's century on debut only beacon in Windies' humiliating innings loss to Aussies

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Melbourne, Nov 28 (ANI): Australia have defeated West Indies by an innings and 65 runs in the first Test in Brisbane within three days.

The Windies lost 15 wickets in all on Saturday to lose by an innings and 65 runs, as Australia cruised to their sixth straight win at the Gabba.

It extended their 21-year unbeaten run at the ground in Tests, FOX Sports reported.

The Windies have now suffered nine straight Test losses in Australia.

Only debutant Adrian Barath, 19, could hold his head high after becoming the youngest West Indies player to score a Test century on debut.

But when he fell for a magnificent 104 in the final session on Saturday, the end was near for the tourists.

Man of the match Ben Hilfenhaus (3-20), spinner Nathan Hauritz (2-40) and Shane Watson (2-44) helped bowl out the Windies for 187 in their second innings after Ricky Ponting enforced a surprise follow-on earlier on Saturday.

Hilfenhaus claimed the prize scalps of Chris Gayle (1) and Shivnarine Chanderpaul (2), as well as first-innings anchorman Travis Dowlin (4).

The only real stand of note in the Windies' second innings came from Barath and Dwayne Bravo (23) who compiled 66 for the fourth wicket before the latter was caught hooking minutes before tea to leave the tourists reeling at 4-106 at the break.

Watson made the big breakthrough when he trapped Barath in front, although the opener challenged the decision.

The umpire review system deemed it an "umpire's call" and Ian Gould stuck his finger up for the second time, much to the disappointment of Barath and the enthralled 10,490-strong crowd. (ANI)

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