West Indies v Australia, 2nd Test, Port-of-Spain, 3rd day April 17, 2012

No lights, no camera, no action

ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the third day in Port-of-Spain where West Indies suffered a late collapse

Delay of the day

A lot can happen in 20 minutes of a Test match - a hat-trick, an injury, a flurry of runs. But nothing happened for the first 20 minutes of the second day's play due to a power outage that robbed the ground and the world of television pictures from Queen's Park Oval. Accounts varied as to why the delay had taken place, but there can be fewer more infuriating sights for spectators than a cricket ground bathed in sunshine but left unoccupied for reasons unclear. However the match officials have indicated that any further power outages or loss of television pictures across the match will not cause play to be stopped.

Part-timer of the day

Michael Hussey's list of Test wickets entering this match included Dwayne Bravo. After the West Indies had made a bright if belated start to the third day, Hussey added his brother Darren Bravo to his tally. On a low, awkward surface Hussey's slow mediums made for useful change-up from spin and speed, and Michael Clarke handed him the ball with some expectation of a wicket. Pitching between wicket and wicket and moving the ball back ever so slightly, he pinned Bravo lbw, the umpire Marais Erasmus raising his finger once in answer to the appeal and again when Bravo's DRS referral was unable to save him.

Counter-attack of the day

Lunch arrived with the hosts making decent inroads towards Australia's 311, but at a cautious pace. Shivnarine Chanderpaul used James Pattinson's introduction soon after the resumption to raise the rate significantly, cuffing no fewer than three boundaries while also being aided in his pursuit of runs by a pair of no-balls. Pattinson had taken an early wicket on the second evening but struggled notably for rhythm all day on the third, and ended it off the field with what appeared to be a back complaint.

Spell of the day

The new ball has offered extra bounce and purchase for both spinners and pacemen throughout the match, and after Michael Beer took the first new ball on day two, it was only seven overs into the use of the second when Nathan Lyon was called upon. Unlucky earlier in the day when he had drawn Chanderpaul's edge only for it to hit Matthew Wade's 'keeping pad and elude Clarke at slip, Lyon struck first ball in the evening session, luring Narsingh Deonarine down the wicket with a looping off break. Next over Chanderpaul was pinned lbw for 94 when a century beckoned, and he disposed of Darren Sammy and Shane Shillingford in his following two overs to have a crucial four in four.

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