Dominica, June 5: Australia rode on Adam Voges's debut Test hundred to take a crucial 170-run lead over the West Indies in the first match of the two-game series at the Windsor Park, Roseau, here on Thursday.
Voges, who became the oldest batsman to score a ton on Test debut eclipsing the 23-year-old record of Zimbabwe's Dave Houghton, remained unbeaten on 130 as Australia posted 318 runs in reply to the hosts' 148.
Last 4 Australia wickets added 192 runs
The West Indies were left frustrated as they missed opportunities, allowing the Australian tail to wag. Australia's last four wickets added 192 runs after they were reduced to 126 for 6 on a challenging wicket. The last wicket between Voges and Josh Hazelwood (39) produced 97 runs.
Devendra Bishoo takes 6 wickets
For the Caribbeans, Devendra Bishoo was the peak of the bowlers with 6 wickets for 80 runs. He became the first West Indian leg-spinner to take 50 Test wickets.
West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin, who effected two dismissals during the Australian innings, went past 200 keeper dismissals as the third West Indian wicket-keeper after Jeff Dujon (270) and Ridley Jacobs (219).
West Indies 25/2 in second innings
The West Indies, however, lost both their openers Kraigg Braithwhite (15) and Shai Hope (2) in the second innings and finished the day at 25 for 2, requiring another 146 runs to make Australia bat again. Darren Bravo and Shane Dowrich were batting on 3 and 1, respectively, at the stumps. Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell Starc took a wicket each.
The hosts were skittled out for 148 on the first day, thanks to a disciplined bowling and fielding effort by the Australians.