Wade ton boosts Aussies
Matthew Wade made 106 as Australia were all out for 328 shortly before lunch on the second day of the third and final Test against West Indies.
Shane Shillingford finished with six for 119 but the West Indies bowlers will be disappointed they allowed Australia to make a respectable total given they were 169 for seven when Wade came to the crease on Monday.
However, Wade gave the tourists much-needed stability as he scored a well-deserved maiden Test century.
Australia resumed this morning on 212 for seven and had added just 14 when Mitchell Starc was run out when he failed to ground his bat when attempting a second run off Kemar Roach.
Starc's patient knock of 35 came off 55 deliveries and included one boundary as he made a vital 57-run stand with Wade.
The hosts kept Australia at bay in the following overs and were desperate to remove Wade.
Shillingford was being especially miserly although it was off the Dominican that Wade reached his half century.
Hilfenhaus clubbed Darren Sammy for a six and Wade continued to make good progress off all the bowlers who were all frustrated as they searched for the breakthrough.
Narsingh Deonarine was lofted over long-on by Wade for six before he hit Shillingford for two consecutive maximums as he enjoyed success at deep midwicket.
Wade then reached his century off Roach, driving wide of the covers to move to 103, his ton coming off 143 deliveries and including 10 boundaries and three sixes.
However, Wade's joy was cut short moments later when, after adding three more, he was out for 106 off Shillingford.
Again Wade had slogged the ball but it failed to carry and reached Darren Bravo who caught it, threw it up in the air before going outside the boundary, jumping back in and taking the catch.
His time at the crease saw him put together a vital stand of 102 with Ben Hilfenhaus who was himself out for 19 without further score as Australia were all out for 328.