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Thursday, 12 April 2012 - 13:41
Australia win thriller in fading light
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Australia drew first blood by beating the West Indies by three wickets in a thrilling finish to the first test.

Ben Hilfenhaus hit the final run of the 192 run target with the light fading fast to give the tourists victory after the hosts had fought back to keep the game in the balance.

A half-century from Shane Watson and a rapid 32 from Mike Hussey were the key contributions as the visitors got home in the gloom.

Fittingly, Man of the Match, Ryan Harris was with Hilfenhaus at the crease at the end.

It was clear that the defeat had hurt the West Indian skipper Darren Sammy.

During the morning the West Indies had added 77 more runs to their overnight total of 71-5 to set a relatively tough target of 192.

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