ROSEAU, Dominica - Michael Clarke's match-winning ability with the ball has once more come to the fore in Australia's third Test against the West Indies in Dominica.
Clarke all but ensured Australia will wrap up a comprehensive victory in the final match of their Caribbean tour when he dismissed Windies veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul in the final over of day four yesterday.
The left-arm spinner, who has already won Tests in Mohali and at the SCG with his part-time bowling, successfully referred an LBW call against Chanderpaul to end his vigil on 69 and leave the Windies 5-173 chasing an unlikely 370 for victory at Windsor Park.
The wicket cam after Chanderpaul had once again defied the Australians, passing 50 for the fourth time in five innings in this series, as he shared a 110-run fourth-wicket stand with Darren Bravo (45).
But Clarke's late strike means Australia will need to pick up five wickets on the final day safe in the knowledge they won't be bowling again to the 37-year-old left-hander, who became the 10th cricketer to pass 10,000 Test runs during his knock.
"Michael tends to have a little bit of a golden arm," coach Mickey Arthur said.