Johnson to Charles,
he makes up for Starc's absence by bowling it full on the off stump. Johnson gets a taste of what's it like to face the inswinger's at that pace. he is too late, the ball sneaks in and takes the offstump out of the ground, sends it few meters behind ... Lovely delivery
J Charles b Johnson 0 (15m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
Johnson to Powell,
caught at point! Oh no, Powell went for a flick as this was heading down the leg side and it was full too. But it moves a touch away and takes the leading edge. Maxwell at point as to just run a few steps to his left to take a dolly
KOA Powell c Maxwell b Johnson 9 (33m 29b 0x4 0x6) SR: 31.03
Johnson to DM Bravo,
caught at second slip! Is anyone missing Starc now? not me. It was quick short ball on the body, wobbles a bit too and that is enough to induce a faulty defence from the batsman. He tries to fend it to the leg side but gets a leading edge which balloons in front of the second slip, the fielder dives forward and completed a good catch.. But what serious pace here..Three down..
DM Bravo c Finch b Johnson 4 (18m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 25.00
Maxwell to DJ Bravo,
hits him on the pad as Bravo comes forward in his defence.. They are going for a review. It just spun in a bit and hit the batsman on the knee-roll. He was way forward. It has turned back from outside off to hit the top of off. Successful review this one.. The fall continues..
DJ Bravo lbw b Maxwell 3 (16m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50
Cutting to Deonarine,
caught at second slip! Deonarine has been pushing at all deliveries since he arrived and this time, he tries to play a forceful shot at an angled delivery, gets a nice thick healthy edge that flies to the second slip at a good height. What a disaster. I just noticed they are not even fifty at the moment
N Deonarine c Finch b Cutting 10 (27m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.50
Cutting to Thomas,
oh that doesn't carry to the second slip! Or has it, they are asking the umpires. It was short of length outside off, the batsman pushes it off the back foot and gets a healthy edge to second slip, where Finch scoops it up. No one is really excited about it and the umpires are having a long debate..Hang on! this looks like it has gone straight in. Why didn't he show any more excitement I wonder. It looks pretty good in the replays.. That's it, the batsman has to go, it was a good call in the end.
DC Thomas c Finch b Cutting 7 (8m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 116.66
Cutting to Sammy,
caught at first slip! Another shot in the arm for the Aussies. It was length delivery outside off stump and bounced more than what Sammy anticipated, it takes a good thick edge and flies to Clarke at first slip.
DJG Sammy c Clarke b Cutting 25 (46m 42b 3x4 0x6) SR: 59.52
Faulkner to Russell,
caught at long off! Russell does what he knows best, he gives this one a good thwack, but doesn't get the ball of the middle at all, it hangs in the air for a while and comes down at long-off where Maxwell gobbles it up easily.
AD Russell c Maxwell b Faulkner 18 (28m 17b 1x4 1x6) SR: 105.88
McKay to Narine,
he comes forward to defend, but the length ball takes the outside edge and goes to the keeper. A good hand played by Narine in a very very useful partnership for West Indies.
SP Narine c †Wade b McKay 23 (35m 22b 3x4 0x6) SR: 104.54
Faulkner to Pollard,
1 run, OUT,
another short ball, it's pulled hard down to deep backward square leg, they think about a couple, and are late into it. In the end, the fielder fires a throw to the non-striker's end where Tino is well short.
TL Best run out 1 (15m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33