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Lyon spins it way of tourists

SHIVNARINE Chanderpaul fell agonisingly short of a century as Australian spin bowler Nathan Lyon destroyed the West Indian lower order to hand the momentum back to the tourists on day three of the second Test at Queen's Park in Port of Spain.

Chanderpaul was dismissed for 94 but his gritty performance counted for little at stumps after the fragile West Indian batting crumbled and the home side was reduced to 9 for 252, still 59 runs behind Australia's first innings of 311.

Lyon (5 for 68) triggered the collapse when he captured five wickets in a devastating spell late in the final session on an increasingly difficult pitch.

Chanderpaul, who scored an unbeaten century in last week's first Test defeat in Barbados, shared a 130-run partnership with Narsingh Deonarine (55) to give West Indies hope of a first innings lead when the wheels suddenly fell off and it lost five wickets for just 19 runs.

Deonarine was stumped by Matthew Wade shortly after completing his third half-century in his 10th Test then Lyon trapped Chanderpaul LBW with a ball that turned just enough to beat the inside edge.

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