MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Rajendra Chandrika and Darren Bravo provided the West Indies with steady progress toward an improbable victory target of 460 against Australia, steering the tourists to 64-1 at lunch Tuesday, the fourth day of the second test.
After Australia declared its second innings on the overnight score of 179-3, Kraigg Brathwaite scored 31 off 34 balls before becoming the only wicket to fall in the opening session, cutting a Nathan Lyon (1-10) delivery to Steven Smith at first slip. Brathwaite drove a boundary over mid-off from the previous delivery.
At lunch, Chandrika was 17 not out and Bravo on a watchful 14.
Australia's no-ball woes continued when Bravo edged a ball to slip just before lunch only for replays to show Josh Hazelwood overstepped. It was the third time in the match the West Indies had benefited from such a reprieve.
James Pattinson squandered two dismissals of Carlos Brathwaite due to no balls Monday to significantly prolong the West Indies innings and deny Australia a possible three-day victory.
Tempers flared briefly after Australia was denied a review on a decision that Chandrika was not out lbw while on 14.
The on-field umpires ruled that Smith's decision to ask for a review came after the 15-second timeframe allowed. Replays subsequently indicated the not out decision was correct.
The anger reflected Australia's frustration at a stubborn West Indies fightback since the tourists were 91-6 in the first innings in reply to Australia 551-3 declared. Bravo anchored the West Indies resistance in that innings and loomed as the main impediment to Australia's victory push in the second innings.