Kingston, June 12: Steven Smith's dream run in his Test career continued at the Sabina Park here on Thursday as he slammed an unbeaten 135, his fifth ton in six Tests, in the second against West Indies.
It was Smith's ninth hundred in 27 Tests. The 26-year-old, who came out to bat in the very first over after Australia lost opener David Warner with no runs on the board, faced 278 balls during his day-long stay in the middle.
He produced 118 runs with captain Michale Clarke (47), 76 with Adam Voges (37), the hero of the first Test and an unbeaten 48 with Shane Watson (20 not out) as Australia finished the day at 258 for the loss of 4 wickets.
Earlier, Caribbean captain Denesh Ramdin won the toss and invited the visitors to bat. The West Indies also had a hero in their opening bowle Jerome Taylor, who finished the day with impressive figures of 3 for 18 in 15 overs.
He dismissed both Australian openers besides picking up Voges. He did not concede any run in six overs before lunch. Clarke was dismissed by Jason Holder, the only other bowler to take a wicket in the match. Holder was, however, hit by a groin problem in the second session. Kemar Roach and Veerasammy proved expensive.
Rajendra Chandrika made his debut in this match for the West Indies. Marlon Samuels had to sit out due to an eye problem. Devendra Bishoo, who had a decent first Test, missed out with a sore finger.
Australia thrashed West Indies by 9 wickets in the first match to retain the Frank Worrell Trophy.