Smith falls one short of maiden double


Australia completed their first innings on 399, including great knock from Steve Smith, who fell one-run short of a double century on the second day of the second Test against West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica on Friday.

The West Indies bowlers drove by Jerome Taylor, grabbed four wickets in the morning session and dismissed Smith and Josh Hazlewood one after another after the break.

Smith, who continued on 175 after lunch, was caught Lbw by a sharp Yorker from Taylor that hit him on his back foot when he was on 199. He reviewed the decision, however once the TV umpire observed, it was clear that Smith had to go. That gave Taylor six wickets for the innings, his best figures of 6 for 47 in a 41-Test career.

Prior, Shane Watson, continuing on 20, added only five more to his count before totally misjudging a Taylor inswinger and ball went the top of his off stump.

Brad Haddin, who scored quick runs, joined Smith and smashed three fours and a six in his 23-ball 22. Haddin was fortunate to be dropped by Jermaine Blackwood off Kemar Roach at an early stage. Michael Clarke would be happy with the runs on the board.

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