Pattinson stars as Oz thump Windies


Paceman James Pattinson celebrated his return to the Australia team by taking five West Indies second innings wickets as the Aussies thumped the visitors by an innings and 212 runs inside three days in the first Test in Hobart on Saturday.

Pattinson, who was playing in his first Test since March 2014, recorded figures of five for 27 in eight overs as Australia bowled the tourists out for just 148 inside 37 overs to take a one-nil lead in the three-match series.

Fellow seamer Josh Hazlewood took three wickets with the only Windies batsman to show any fight at all being opener Kraigg Brathwaite, who was last man out for a well played 96.

The Windies resumed the third day with their score on 207 for six in the first innings, in reply to Australia's mammoth total of 583 for four declared.

Middle-order batsman Darren Bravo, who was 94 not out overnight, went on to complete his seventh Test century as the visitors were bowled out for 223 in their first innings.

Aussie captain Steve Smith had no hesitation in deciding to enforce the follow-on and his bowlers showed the decision paid dividends in a big way.

In Australia's batting innings, Adam Voges scored an unbeaten 269 while Shaun Marsh added 182 as the two Western Australia players put on a record 449 runs for the fourth wicket.

The second Test starts on Boxing Day in Melbourne.