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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Australians Dominating Fourth Test

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Steve Waugh's double-century and fast bowler Paul Reiffel's three-wicket burst put Australia in the driver's seat of the fourth and final Test against the West Indies.


Waugh, resuming on 110, went on to a career-best 200 Monday, the third day of the test, before he was last man out as the Aussies totalled 531, a lead of 266 on first innings.


Reiffel sliced through the West Indies top order as the home team limped to 63 for 3 in their second innings in 14 overs batting to the close.


In his fourth over, Reiffel held a fine catch to his left to dismiss West Indies captain Richie Richardson. Next over, he claimed the prize scalp of left-hander Brian Lara for nought -- leg before to a ball that crept along the pitch.


Earlier, Waugh, 29, a New South Wales batsman, laid the foundation. In his 76th test, he eclipsed his previous best of 177 not out against England at Leeds in 1989. He was at the crease for nine hours, 15 minutes, faced 425 balls and hit 15 fours, a five and a six.


With two days remaining in the match, the Australians seem set to win back the Frank Worrell Trophy for the first time since 1975-76. A defeat for the West Indies would also end the Windies' 15-year unbeaten series streak. At home, they have not lost since Ian Chappell's 1973 Australians won 2-0.


Australia resumed on 321 for 4 Monday morning, and Waugh and Greg Blewett stretched their fifth wicket partnership to 113.


Blewett, who had not passed 20 in his five previous Test innings on tour, lashed nine delightful fours in taking his overnight six to 69. Reiffel then provided Waugh with a batting ally, but Waugh endured anxious moments on 195 not out when Reiffel and Shane Warne were dismissed within two balls of each other.


Last man Glenn McGrath stuck around long enough for Waugh to complete his first 200 with an all-run four.


Kenneth Benjamin finally ended Waugh's marathon, forcing him to fend a bouncer to first slip to end the innings.