12 Apr 2012

Australia narrowly win first test against West Indies

12:15 pm on 12 April 2012

Australia's won an exciting first cricket test against West Indies in Barbados by three wickets, with Michael Clarke's team rewarded for their positive approach.

After the West Indies were bowled out for 148 before lunch on the final day, the tourists were set 192 to win in two sessions.

Australia were cautious before tea but with the light fading, they stepped up the run-rate in the final session despite losing six wickets.

Spinner Narsingh Deonarine took 4-53 as West Indies exposed the Australia tail but with Mike Hussey making an agressive 32 as Australia reached their target for the loss of seven wickets.