West Indies in Australia ODI Series - 5th ODI

Australia v West Indies

Australia won by 17 runs

Toss: West Indies have won the toss and they will bowl first..

Australia: Shane Watson, Aaron Finch, Phil Hughes, Shaun Marsh, Adam Voges, Brad Haddin, James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Ben Cutting Clint McKay, Xavier Doherty

West Indies: 1 Kieran Powell, 2 Johnson Charles, 3 Darren Bravo, 4 Dwayne Bravo, 5 Kieron Pollard, 6 Narsingh Deonarine, 7 Devon Thomas, 8 Darren Sammy, 9 Sunil Narine, 10 Tino Best, 11 Kemar Roach

As you can see, still no Chris Gayle. Till we begin you can read the preview by Brydon. No Clarke today as well so Watson captains.

Mark: "There may be no Gayle, but we do have Tino Best."

1.45pm: Welcome everyone to the coverage of the fifth and final ODI between Australia and West Indies at the MCG. Dead rubbers aren't always exciting, but it's been that kind of series. Let's hope this game can dish out something more exciting. Will the real West Indies please stand up?

0.1

Best to Watson, OUT, and Watson goes first ball! Short rising ball over the stumps, Watson tried to leave it but it bounce much more than he expected and couldn't get the bat out of the way, played it down into the stumps

SR Watson b Best 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.2

Best to Hughes, no run

0.3

Best to Hughes, no run

0.4

Best to Hughes, no run, short and he hops at the crease and clips it to the on side

0.5

Best to Hughes, no run, good delivery and that just leaves the left-hander

0.6

Best to Hughes, 1 wide, drifts wide down the leg side and he is penalised

0.6

Best to Hughes, no run, ends the over with a sharp bouncer, Hughes had to duck quickly to evade it

End of over 1 (1 run) Australia 1/1 (RR: 1.00)
PJ Hughes    0* (5b)      TL Best    1-0-1-1
AJ Finch    0* (0b)     

1.1

Sammy to Finch, 1 run, this was a touch short and wide outside off and Finch doesn't move his feet, slashes away from the body, down to third man

1.2

Sammy to Hughes, no run, fuller in length outside off and he softly digs it out to the off side

1.3

Sammy to Hughes, no run, good length outside off and moving away and he stays back and defends

1.4

Sammy to Hughes, no run, fullish in length outside off and he softly pushes it to the off side

1.5

Sammy to Hughes, no run, this was a better delivery, coming back in slightly and Hughes decided rather late to leave it

1.6

Sammy to Hughes, no run, nips back in off the surface and hits him high on the pad and Sammy appeals, perhaps a bit too high

John: "If the Aussie selectors are looking for the future why do the insist on going back to old man Haddin? Where is the young keepers?"

End of over 2 (1 run) Australia 2/1 (RR: 1.00)
PJ Hughes    0* (10b)      DJG Sammy    1-0-1-0
AJ Finch    1* (1b)      TL Best    1-0-1-1

Sparse crowd this morning

2.1

Best to Finch, no run, fullish in length outside the off stump and he steers it to the off side

2.2

Best to Finch, no run, good length outside off and he pushes it to the off side

2.3

Best to Finch, no run, this was short and had him hopping at the crease to fend it off to the on side

2.4

Best to Finch, OUT, Best gets the openers early! Best's landing the bouncers well this morning, this was directed at Finch's helmet, he couldn't resist the hook, the top edge swirls to fine leg, Narine takes it at the edge of the rope, at first it looked like going all the way

AJ Finch c Narine b Best 1 (14m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

2.5

Best to Hughes, no run, hits a good length outside off and Hughes allows it to go to the keeper

2.6

Best to Hughes, no run, hammers it short of a length and he stays right behind the line to defend

Jimmy: "Not a good sign for Watto. India will now aim to ruffle him up with a 150k bowler on pitches with extra bounce..." Do you know any such bowler in India, Jimmy?

End of over 3 (wicket maiden) Australia 2/2 (RR: 0.66)
PJ Hughes    0* (12b)      TL Best    2-1-1-2
SE Marsh    0* (0b)      DJG Sammy    1-0-1-0

3.1

Sammy to Marsh, no run, good length and straight and defended solidly back to the bowler

3.2

Sammy to Marsh, no run, fullish in length outside off and moving away, left alone

3.3

Sammy to Marsh, no run, slower and left alone to the keeper, Thomas throws it back at the stumps, Marsh a little slow in dragging his feet back

3.4

Sammy to Marsh, no run, fuller and moving away and he shoulders arms

3.5

Sammy to Marsh, 1 run, gets off the mark with a gentle dab down to third man, goes past point

3.6

Sammy to Hughes, no run, Hughes a bit circumspect there, moves across and gets an inside edge to the pads

End of over 4 (1 run) Australia 3/2 (RR: 0.75)
PJ Hughes    0* (13b)      DJG Sammy    2-0-2-0
SE Marsh    1* (5b)      TL Best    2-1-1-2

4.1

Best to Marsh, 1 wide, rare loose delivery by Best, drifts wide down the leg side

4.1

Best to Marsh, no run, good length outside the off stump and he comes across and defends

4.2

Best to Marsh, FOUR, first of the morning! Plenty of assurance in that shot, short of a length and moving across, on the backfoot and sliced past backward point

4.3

Best to Marsh, no run, fuller in length and angling across and he doesn't offer a shot

4.4

Best to Marsh, no run, gets across and he decides to let it go to the keeper

4.5

Best to Marsh, 1 run, 149.4 kph, good length on the pads and he works it away down to midwicket for a single

2 slips in place

4.6

Best to Hughes, no run, and Hughes still not off the mark, 14 balls now, fuller and angling across and left alone to the keeper

Seebaschan: "It's all about whether the Windies players are interested or not. Surely the level of play can derive a simple answer. The only player we can never doubt his level of interest though is Tino!"

End of over 5 (6 runs) Australia 9/2 (RR: 1.80)
PJ Hughes    0* (14b)      TL Best    3-1-7-2
SE Marsh    6* (10b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    2-0-2-0

5.1

Sammy to Marsh, no run, full and angling across and he leaves it alone

5.2

Sammy to Marsh, no run, watchfully left alone to the keeper, this was closer to the off stump

5.3

Sammy to Marsh, no run, Marsh flirted with that one, was too late on the shot, the ball was moving across, could have edged that to the slips

5.4

Sammy to Marsh, no run, outside edge on the drive and well stopped at second slip, fell well short of Bravo

5.5

Sammy to Marsh, no run, good length on the off stump and punched towards mid-off

5.6

Sammy to Marsh, no run, stays on the back foot and chops it down towards second slip, it's a maiden

End of over 6 (maiden) Australia 9/2 (RR: 1.50)
SE Marsh    6* (16b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    3-1-2-0
PJ Hughes    0* (14b)      TL Best    3-1-7-2

6.1

Best to Hughes, no run, fullish in length outside off and steered to the off side

6.2

Best to Hughes, no run, pacy delivery outside off and left alone to the keeper

6.3

Best to Hughes, no run, 147 kph, shorter in length and the batsman does well to get back and across to defend

Jimminy Cricket: "For all three innings that Watson's played against the Windies so far, I've imagined him being bowled for a golden duck, much like that match a few years ago. I feel I've jinxed my favourite player." The Champions Trophy match from 2009? Check it out on Youtube, folks.

6.4

Best to Hughes, no run, stays right on the back foot and defends

6.5

Best to Hughes, FOUR, 148 kph, and Hughes finally off the mark after 19 balls! You saw the speed, that was a half volley, leans forward and pushes it through the covers, didn't hit it too hard

6.6

Best to Hughes, FOUR, 150.8 kph! Best cranks up the pace but loses control of it, wide half volley outside off, leans forward and drills it past point and cover

End of over 7 (8 runs) Australia 17/2 (RR: 2.42)
PJ Hughes    8* (20b 2x4)      TL Best    4-1-15-2
SE Marsh    6* (16b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    3-1-2-0

7.1

Sammy to Marsh, no run, good length on the off stump and he stays back and defends

7.2

Sammy to Marsh, 2 runs, drifts on the pads and he shuffles and tucks it down to fine leg

7.3

Sammy to Marsh, no run, good length on the pads and he works it down to fine leg

7.4

Sammy to Marsh, 1 run, short and wide outside off and he reaches out and cuts wide of point

7.5

Sammy to Hughes, no run, good length on the off stump and he goes back and across to defend

7.6

Sammy to Hughes, 1 run, goes back and across and works it to the on side

Yash Rungta: "Has Russel been dropped? This is a joke! His batting average is the highest amongst all West Indies batsman(with the exception of Chris Gayle who isn't playing either). And his Strike is way above all others, even Kieron Pollard. Add to it that he also bowls, I thought he was the best thing that happened to West Indies in the past year or two."

End of over 8 (4 runs) Australia 21/2 (RR: 2.62)
PJ Hughes    9* (22b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    4-1-6-0
SE Marsh    9* (20b 1x4)      TL Best    4-1-15-2

8.1

Roach to Hughes, no run, Roach starts off with the bouncer, not his quickest, the batsman ducks under that one

8.2

Roach to Hughes, no run, on target this time, short of a length and tucks him up for room, he stays back and defends

8.3

Roach to Hughes, no run, 139 kph, good length on the off stump and he goes back at the crease and defends

8.4

Roach to Hughes, no run, Hughes shuffles across and knocks it to the on side, Roach continues over the wicket

8.5

Roach to Hughes, no run, 138 kph, short, sharp delivery, hurried onto Hughes who was on the back foot, uneasily fended it off

8.6

Roach to Hughes, 1 run, 139 kph, stylishly pulled on one leg by Hughes but it rolls straight to fine leg

End of over 9 (1 run) Australia 22/2 (RR: 2.44)
PJ Hughes    10* (28b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    1-0-1-0
SE Marsh    9* (20b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    4-1-6-0

9.1

Sammy to Hughes, no run, stays on the back foot and pushes it to the off side

9.2

Sammy to Hughes, no run, fuller in length outside off and pushed to the off side

9.3

Sammy to Hughes, no run, hops on the back foot and uneasily works it to the off side

9.4

Sammy to Hughes, 1 run, this was wide outside the off stump, had to really reach out to slash this one down to third man

9.5

Sammy to Marsh, no run, punches it down to mid-off

9.6

Sammy to Marsh, no run, skids through and has him in a bit of a tangle, hits him high on the pad and rolls to the off side

Aoun: "I think Australian selectors have ignored the performance criteria. Why on earth Ferguson doesnt get a chance and they keep playing Finch one failure after another. poor Khawaja only got 2 game and was dropped straight away from ODI side. if you want to try some new players then give them all equal chances."

End of over 10 (1 run) Australia 23/2 (RR: 2.30)
SE Marsh    9* (22b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    5-1-7-0
PJ Hughes    11* (32b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    1-0-1-0

10.1

Roach to Hughes, 1 run, short of a length outside off and he punches it just wide of point

10.2

Roach to Marsh, no run, looks to work it to the on side but the ball hits him high on the pads and goes to the off side

10.3

Roach to Marsh, 1 run, punches it off the back foot and just beats cover

10.4

Roach to Hughes, no run, stands tall and chops it down to point and tells his partner to wait

10.5

Roach to Hughes, no run, 144 kph, cranking up the pace there, gets on the back foot and defends it down the track

10.6

Roach to Hughes, 1 run, 146 kph, even quicker and he is hurried on the back foot, manages to tuck that one away to fine leg

End of over 11 (3 runs) Australia 26/2 (RR: 2.36)
PJ Hughes    13* (36b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    2-0-4-0
SE Marsh    10* (24b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    5-1-7-0

11.1

Sammy to Hughes, no run, good length on the off stump and defended down the track

11.2

Sammy to Hughes, 1 run, stands tall on the toes and he knocks it down to the off side

11.3

Sammy to Marsh, 2 runs, Hughes cuts that one and Pollard does well at backward point to slide and cut that off

11.4

Sammy to Marsh, 1 run, on the pads and he shuffles and clips it to fine leg

11.5

Sammy to Hughes, no run, good length on the off stump and he stays back and defends

11.6

Sammy to Hughes, 1 run, stays back and he comes across and slices it towards point

End of over 12 (5 runs) Australia 31/2 (RR: 2.58)
PJ Hughes    15* (40b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    6-1-12-0
SE Marsh    13* (26b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    2-0-4-0

12.1

Roach to Hughes, no run

12.2

Roach to Hughes, no run, fullish and moving across and he drives this one crisply but straight to cover

12.3

Roach to Hughes, no run, 144.8 kph, short of a length and angling towards the off stump and he punches it to Roach's left

12.4

Roach to Hughes, no run, 145.2 kph, angles across him a bit more and he stays back and slices it to point

12.5

Roach to Hughes, 1 run, wider outside off and plays a flashy square cut that rolls down to third man

12.6

Roach to Marsh, 1 run, 140.8 kph, drifts a bit on the pads and he runs it down to fine leg

End of over 13 (2 runs) Australia 33/2 (RR: 2.53)
SE Marsh    14* (27b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    3-0-6-0
PJ Hughes    16* (45b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    6-1-12-0

13.1

Narine to Marsh, 2 runs, fullish on the pads and clipped wide of mdwicket

He has a slip- and a silly point

13.2

Narine to Marsh, 1 run, half volley outside the off stump and drives him down to mid-off

13.3

Narine to Hughes, 1 run, on the pads and he sweeps him down to fine leg

13.4

Narine to Marsh, no run, tossed up outside off and he defends

13.5

Narine to Marsh, no run, beats him! Flight and bounce this time and Marsh was all squared up outside off

13.6

Narine to Marsh, no run, goes back and across and whips it to the on side

Laurie: "@Aoun, Khawaja is in India preparing for the Test series, and Finch vs. Ferguson is not an apt comparison. One is an opener and the other is a middle order batsman. Ferguson is competing with Voges and Marsh, and both have been in exceptional domestic form coming into this match."

End of over 14 (4 runs) Australia 37/2 (RR: 2.64)
SE Marsh    17* (32b 1x4)      SP Narine    1-0-4-0
PJ Hughes    17* (46b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    3-0-6-0

14.1

Roach to Hughes, FOUR, lovely shot! It was a good length ball a touch wide outside off and he showed the full face and punched it just wide of mid-off and cover, timing and placement perfect

14.2

Roach to Hughes, no run, chops it down to point and tells his partner to stay back

14.3

Roach to Hughes, no run, 144 kph, little shorter in length and he punches it down to mid-on

14.4

Roach to Hughes, no run, this was fuller and Hughes misses an opportunity to put that away, flicks it down to midwicket

14.5

Roach to Hughes, FOUR, quite stylish! Hughes plays a Caribbean style pull on one leg, 144 kph, used the pace and ran it down the big gap at deep square leg

14.6

Roach to Hughes, no run, short outside off and he dabs it down to point

End of over 15 (8 runs) Australia 45/2 (RR: 3.00)
PJ Hughes    25* (52b 4x4)      KAJ Roach    4-0-14-0
SE Marsh    17* (32b 1x4)      SP Narine    1-0-4-0

15.1

Narine to Marsh, no run, stays on the back foot and works it to point

15.2

Narine to Marsh, no run, Marsh goes for the forceful drive but extra bounce this time beats him

15.3

Narine to Marsh, no run, goes back and knocks it back to the bowler

15.4

Narine to Marsh, 1 run, this was short and he mistimes the pull, they risk a single to midwicket but Roach's throw to the keeper is too wide

15.5

Narine to Hughes, no run, skids through and he chops it to the off side

15.6

Narine to Hughes, no run, gets across and defends this one to the off side

CasadeOroGeezer: "The selectors have lost the plot. With the rotation policy Australia will rarely field the best 11. There has to be some non-cricket criteria being used to retain Finch. He has been tried and failed. Next!"

End of over 16 (1 run) Australia 46/2 (RR: 2.87)
PJ Hughes    25* (54b 4x4)      SP Narine    2-0-5-0
SE Marsh    18* (36b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    4-0-14-0

16.1

DJ Bravo to Marsh, FOUR, nobody moved! Poor ball from Bravo, half volley wide outside the off stump and he leans forward and crashes that wide of mid-off and cover

16.2

DJ Bravo to Marsh, no run, good comeback, fires that on a yorker length outside off and he fails to dig it out

16.3

DJ Bravo to Marsh, 1 run, fullish in length wide outside off and he drills it down to sweeper cover

16.4

DJ Bravo to Hughes, 1 run, comes round the wicket and he fires that full and Hughes drives to deep cover, brings up the 50 stand

16.5

DJ Bravo to Marsh, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man for a single

16.6

DJ Bravo to Hughes, no run, tries to steer that past backward point but can't beat the fielder and it's drinks

End of over 17 (7 runs) Australia 53/2 (RR: 3.11)
PJ Hughes    26* (56b 4x4)      DJ Bravo    1-0-7-0
SE Marsh    24* (40b 2x4)      SP Narine    2-0-5-0

17.1

Narine to Marsh, no run, nearly edges it! Marsh was trying to cut, cramped him up, the ball skids through and falls in the keeper's gloves

17.2

Narine to Marsh, no run

17.3

Narine to Marsh, 3 runs, edged and that may have been a chance! Outside off, tries to cut and gets a top edge that beats slip and the fielder does well to chase and pull it back before the rope

17.4

Narine to Hughes, 1 run, stays back and punches it to the off side

17.5

Narine to Marsh, FOUR, not the best piece of fielding! Short outside off and he reaches out and slashes it just wide of Darren Bravo at short third man

17.6

Narine to Marsh, no run, goes back and chops it to the off side

End of over 18 (8 runs) Australia 61/2 (RR: 3.38)
SE Marsh    31* (45b 3x4)      SP Narine    3-0-13-0
PJ Hughes    27* (57b 4x4)      DJ Bravo    1-0-7-0

18.1

DJ Bravo to Hughes, 2 runs, shuffles and clips him down to midwicket for a couple

18.2

DJ Bravo to Hughes, no run, angles wide across the left-hander and he watchfully leaves it to the keeper

18.3

DJ Bravo to Hughes, no run, that was a very half hearted appeal for a caught behind, Hughes tried to run that down to third man, no room at all for that shot, close to the edge

18.4

DJ Bravo to Hughes, OUT, Pollard the juggler! After surviving an appeal for a caught behind Hughes tries to slash this one away wide of backward point on the front foot, flies off the bat and Pollard leaps like a goalkeeper, the ball lobs up and he keeps his eyes on it and takes the catch on the second attempt

PJ Hughes c Pollard b DJ Bravo 29 (79m 61b 4x4 0x6) SR: 47.54

18.5

DJ Bravo to Voges, no run, stays back and he punches it to the off side

18.6

DJ Bravo to Voges, 2 runs, inside edge to the on side and they hesitate, Marsh has to scamper home for the second run and the throw is wide

End of over 19 (4 runs) Australia 65/3 (RR: 3.42)
AC Voges    2* (2b)      DJ Bravo    2-0-11-1
SE Marsh    31* (45b 3x4)      SP Narine    3-0-13-0

19.1

Narine to Marsh, no run, tossed up outside off and defended

19.2

Narine to Marsh, 1 run, stays back and punches it to the on side

19.3

Narine to Voges, no run, tossed up and he comes forward and punches it to the off side

slip, short leg and leg slip in place for Voges

19.4

Narine to Voges, no run, on the pads and tucked away just wide of short leg

19.5

Narine to Voges, no run, stays back at the crease and defends back to the bowler

19.6

Narine to Voges, no run, comes forward and pushes it to the off side

End of over 20 (1 run) Australia 66/3 (RR: 3.30)
AC Voges    2* (6b)      SP Narine    4-0-14-0
SE Marsh    32* (47b 3x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-11-1

20.1

DJ Bravo to Marsh, FOUR, edged! This one skids through and Marsh gets an outside edge that drops short of slip and goes between keeper and slip

20.2

DJ Bravo to Marsh, 1 run, slices it straight to a diving Pollard at backward point

slip and short cover in place

20.3

DJ Bravo to Voges, no run, nips back in and he gets across and knocks it to the off side

20.4

DJ Bravo to Voges, no run, drifts on the pads and he turns the face of the bat and works it down to mid-on

20.5

DJ Bravo to Voges, FOUR, the shot he was attempting the previous ball, another half volley drifting on the pads and he turns the face of the bat and works it wide of midwicket this time

20.6

DJ Bravo to Voges, 1 run, drifts on the pads again and he works it away down to fine leg this time

Andrew: "@John: I think they need to look at Haddin (who still has a lot of cricket in him) because we can't stack the team with debutants leading into an India tour and back to back ashes. I am hoping that Haddin (being the most consistent batsman in the last 6 months) can pick up a specialist bat position in the test side, if Wade retains his wicketkeeping spot."

End of over 21 (10 runs) Australia 76/3 (RR: 3.61)
AC Voges    7* (10b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    3-0-21-1
SE Marsh    37* (49b 4x4)      SP Narine    4-0-14-0

21.1

Narine to Voges, no run, full on the pads and worked to mid-on

21.2

Narine to Voges, no run, Dropped by Sammy at slip! Round the wicket and angling wide of the off stump, finds the edge off the drive, Sammy moves to his left but fails to hang on, he had to be quicker than that

21.3

Narine to Voges, no run, comes forward and pushes it to the off side

21.4

Narine to Voges, no run, gets forward and punches it

21.5

Narine to Voges, no run, drifts on middle and he works it to the on side

21.6

Narine to Voges, no run, on the leg stump and he works it to the on side

End of over 22 (maiden) Australia 76/3 (RR: 3.45)
AC Voges    7* (16b 1x4)      SP Narine    5-1-14-0
SE Marsh    37* (49b 4x4)      DJ Bravo    3-0-21-1

22.1

DJ Bravo to Marsh, no run, good length outside off and he punches it to the off side

22.2

DJ Bravo to Marsh, no run

22.3

DJ Bravo to Marsh, 1 run, good length outside off and he steers it down to third man for a single

22.4

DJ Bravo to Voges, 2 runs, half volley on middle and leg and he punches it firmly down the ground, misfield by the bowler

22.5

DJ Bravo to Voges, 1 run, strays on the pads and he works it behind square on the on side

22.6

DJ Bravo to Marsh, 1 run, stays beside the line and he steers it wide of point

Carson: "Let me see if I can rationalize Russell being dropped and why, of the four all-rounders in the team, he is the one who always have to sit out. In ODIs batting - Sammy averages 21.13, Bravo 24.08, Pollard 26.44 and Russell 31.23. Bowling - Sammy averages 41.91, Bravo 31.20, Pollard 36.66 and Russell 31.22. Strike rate - Sammy 54.3, Bravo 35.1, Pollard 40.5 and Russell 33.7. I dont think I need to point out who has the worst averages and who has the best. So unfair to Russell."

End of over 23 (5 runs) Australia 81/3 (RR: 3.52)
SE Marsh    39* (53b 4x4)      DJ Bravo    4-0-26-1
AC Voges    10* (18b 1x4)      SP Narine    5-1-14-0

23.1

Narine to Marsh, no run, full on the off stump and pushed to the off side

23.2

Narine to Marsh, no run, beaten on the cut again! Narine's been so unlucky, Marsh cramped for room

23.3

Narine to Marsh, no run, stays back and clips it to the on side

23.4

Narine to Marsh, 1 run, risks slicing it and he manages to beat slip

23.5

Narine to Voges, no run, comes round the wicket to Voges, plonks forward and defends

23.6

Narine to Voges, no run, goes back and knocks it towards short leg, not sure what they were appealing for

End of over 24 (1 run) Australia 82/3 (RR: 3.41)
AC Voges    10* (20b 1x4)      SP Narine    6-1-15-0
SE Marsh    40* (57b 4x4)      DJ Bravo    4-0-26-1

24.1

DJ Bravo to Marsh, OUT, excellent catch by Thomas! Loose shot by Marsh, this was full and moving away, Marsh slashing away from the body on the front foot, thick outside edge, Thomas decides to do the honours and not leave it to Sammy at slip, throws himself to his left and takes it, 150 wickets in ODIs for "Johnny" Bravo

SE Marsh c †Thomas b DJ Bravo 40 (88m 58b 4x4 0x6) SR: 68.96

24.2

DJ Bravo to Haddin, no run, fullish outside off and driven down to the off side

24.3

DJ Bravo to Haddin, 1 run, full outside off and he drives wide of mid-off and Haddin off the mark

24.4

DJ Bravo to Voges, 1 run, fullish on the pads and he clips it to the on side

24.5

DJ Bravo to Haddin, 1 wide, slower ball but that's far too wide of the off stump

24.5

DJ Bravo to Haddin, no run, good length on the off stump and he stays right back at the crease and defends

24.6

DJ Bravo to Haddin, 3 runs, Haddin tries to launch that over cover, gets the elevation but not the timing, the ball lands well in front of the rope

Dan: "@Carson, Windies are obviously trying to develop depth. Seeing as Russell clearly has his game under control, he can be left out and give the others important match time... Sammy is just a specialist captain."

End of over 25 (6 runs) Australia 88/4 (RR: 3.52)
BJ Haddin    4* (4b)      DJ Bravo    5-0-32-2
AC Voges    11* (21b 1x4)      SP Narine    6-1-15-0

25.1

Narine to Haddin, 1 run, stays back and he clips it to the on side

25.2

Narine to Voges, no run, goes back at the crease and punches it to the off side

25.3

Narine to Voges, no run, stays back at the crease and knocks it to the on side

25.4

Narine to Voges, no run

25.5

Narine to Voges, no run, drifts down the leg side and it clips the pads and then the keeper

25.6

Narine to Voges, 1 run, goes back and punches it down the track

Statsman Mohandas Menon tweets: "Dwayne Bravo (2264+150) 23rd all-rounder to 2000 runs & 150 wkts in ODIs. 3rd West Indian after Hooper (5762+193) & Gayle (8442+157)."

End of over 26 (2 runs) Australia 90/4 (RR: 3.46)
AC Voges    12* (26b 1x4)      SP Narine    7-1-17-0
BJ Haddin    5* (5b)      DJ Bravo    5-0-32-2

26.1

Best to Voges, no run, starts off the new spell at 140.1 kph, on the pads and tucked to the on side

26.2

Best to Voges, no run, goes back at the crease and punches it down the track

26.3

Best to Voges, 1 run, shuffles back at the crease and he works it down to midwicket, takes a quick single

26.4

Best to Haddin, 1 run, 147.5 kph, sharp bouncer and Haddin did well to hop and fend it off to the on side

26.5

Best to Voges, no run, fullish on the pads and he works it away to the on side

26.6

Best to Voges, 1 run, hops at the crease and pulls on one leg down to deep midwicket

Niala Baboolal (from T&T): "1:15am on Carnival weekend back home, is it really worth the wake? The battle to salvage pride? Afraid of the usual: getting into a good position and just throwing it out the window. Oh the decisions Windies fans must make!"

End of over 27 (3 runs) Australia 93/4 (RR: 3.44)
AC Voges    14* (31b 1x4)      TL Best    5-1-18-2
BJ Haddin    6* (6b)      SP Narine    7-1-17-0

27.1

Sammy to Voges, no run, hits a good length on middle and leg and he stays back and defends

27.2

Sammy to Voges, 1 run, nearly a run-out! Voges gets a leading edge to the off side and there's hesitation from both batsmen, somebody had to take a call on the run, they go through with it, Pollard dives and underarms the throw to the bowler's end but nobody backing up, Voges was nowhere close

27.3

Sammy to Haddin, no run

27.4

Sammy to Haddin, no run, mistimes the drive back to the bowler

27.5

Sammy to Haddin, no run, stays beside the line and steers it to the off side

27.6

Sammy to Haddin, 1 run, moves across his stumps and knocks it softly towards mid-on and calls early this time

End of over 28 (2 runs) Australia 95/4 (RR: 3.39)
BJ Haddin    7* (10b)      DJG Sammy    7-1-14-0
AC Voges    15* (33b 1x4)      TL Best    5-1-18-2

28.1

Best to Haddin, 2 wides, wasted delivery, bouncer down the leg side and Thomas leaps and can't take it cleanly, lobs off his gloves and they take a run as well

28.1

Best to Voges, no run, stays back and defends back to the bowler

28.2

Best to Voges, no run, slower ball and he smashes it back down the track and hits the stumps at the other end, had Best got a hand to it...you never know

28.3

Best to Voges, no run, stays beside the line and he steers it to the off side

28.4

Best to Voges, 1 wide, this time he drifts wide down the leg side, wasted delivery again

28.4

Best to Voges, no run, 147.8 kph, angles it towards the pads and he works it down to midwicket

28.5

Best to Voges, 2 runs, shuffles at the crease and knocks it to the on side, they take a couple and finally Australia reach the 100 mark

28.6

Best to Voges, FOUR, not the best over for West Indies, this was short and Voges had enough time to rocks back and across and pull that in front of square, the fielder gives chase at deep midwicket

End of over 29 (9 runs) Australia 104/4 (RR: 3.58)
AC Voges    21* (39b 2x4)      TL Best    6-1-27-2
BJ Haddin    7* (10b)      DJG Sammy    7-1-14-0

29.1

Sammy to Haddin, FOUR, back to back fours, good length on the off stump and Haddin goes for forehand over mid-on, clears the fielder

29.2

Sammy to Haddin, FOUR, even better than the previous one! This was fuller and Haddin lofts through the line and gets further elevation over mid-on

Keeper up to the stumps

29.3

Sammy to Haddin, no run, stays back and defends back to the bowler, all quiet all of a sudden

29.4

Sammy to Haddin, 1 run, on the pads and he works it away down to deep square leg

29.5

Sammy to Voges, no run, doesn't give him much room, he taps it to the off side

29.6

Sammy to Voges, 1 run, goes for the slash and it rolls to Best at third man

Will Pollard get a bowl?

End of over 30 (10 runs) Australia 114/4 (RR: 3.80)
AC Voges    22* (41b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    8-1-24-0
BJ Haddin    16* (14b 2x4)      TL Best    6-1-27-2

30.1

Roach to Voges, no run, on target straightaway, on the off stump and he knocks it back down the track

30.2

Roach to Voges, FOUR, 144.6 kph, lovely shot! Mid-on was up, Voges knew that, it was drifting on the pads, turned the face of the bat slightly and made sure he timed it well past the fielder at mid-on

30.3

Roach to Voges, 1 run, on the pads and he works it behind square on the on side

30.4

Roach to Haddin, no run, stays back at the crease and he defends to the off side

30.5

Roach to Haddin, 1 run, pushes it towards mid-off, hesitation in the running but they make it

30.6

Roach to Voges, no run, short outside off and he punches it down to cover

End of over 31 (6 runs) Australia 120/4 (RR: 3.87)
AC Voges    27* (45b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    5-0-20-0
BJ Haddin    17* (16b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    8-1-24-0

31.1

Sammy to Haddin, 1 run, short and wide outside the off stump and he slashes it down to third man

31.2

Sammy to Voges, 1 run, stays back at the crease and punches him to the off side

31.3

Sammy to Haddin, FOUR, class! Haddin's shots down the ground have been superb, pitched up on middle and off and he lofts through the line and comfortably clears mid-on

31.4

Sammy to Haddin, 1 run, works it away down to midwicket, these two are going at six an over

31.5

Sammy to Voges, 1 run, forces it just wide of mid-on and the fielder dives and stops it

31.6

Sammy to Haddin, no run, punches it down the track and Sammy does well to slide and cut it off

End of over 32 (8 runs) Australia 128/4 (RR: 4.00)
BJ Haddin    23* (20b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    9-1-32-0
AC Voges    29* (47b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    5-0-20-0

32.1

Roach to Voges, no run, good length on the off stump and pushed back to the bowler

32.2

Roach to Voges, 1 run

32.3

Roach to Haddin, no run, drives towards cover on the back foot

32.4

Roach to Haddin, 1 run, works it away down to square leg for a single

32.5

Roach to Voges, no run, fullish delivery and punched back to the bowler

32.6

Roach to Voges, 1 run, this was short and he swivels and pulls him down to fine leg

Paul: "I was looking at the ODI batting averages of the WI batsmen and for a moment I thought they copied the averages of the Bangladesh batting order. FYI the highest career batting average for WI belongs to Narsingh Deonarine and it is only a touch above 30. No wonder WI is in the bottom of the pile in ODIs."

End of over 33 (3 runs) Australia 131/4 (RR: 3.96)
AC Voges    31* (51b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    6-0-23-0
BJ Haddin    24* (22b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    9-1-32-0

33.1

Sammy to Voges, no run, fullish outside the off stump and he drives him down to cover

33.2

Sammy to Voges, 1 run, comes forward and punches this one to long-on

33.3

Sammy to Haddin, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he works it down to mid-on

33.4

Sammy to Voges, 2 runs, gives him width outside off and he works it down to third man

33.5

Sammy to Voges, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he works it down to deep square leg

33.6

Sammy to Haddin, no run

End of over 34 (5 runs) Australia 136/4 (RR: 4.00)
BJ Haddin    25* (24b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    10-1-37-0
AC Voges    35* (55b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    6-0-23-0

Why is Asad Rauf needlessly wasting time trying to inflate a beach ball?

34.1

Roach to Voges, 1 run, stays back at the crease and mistimes the pull down to midwicket

34.2

Roach to Haddin, no run, good length on middle and off and he comes across and defends

34.3

Roach to Haddin, 1 leg bye, nudges it off the pads to the on side

34.4

Roach to Voges, no run, bit of extra bounce and he steers it away down to the off side

34.5

Roach to Voges, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he fails to time it past the infield

34.6

Roach to Haddin, 1 leg bye, hits his pads and rolls to the off side and there's hesitation in the running, Pollard misses the stumps

End of over 35 (4 runs) Australia 140/4 (RR: 4.00)
BJ Haddin    25* (27b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    7-0-25-0
AC Voges    37* (58b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    10-1-37-0

It's the batting Powerplay. These two have added 58 already

35.1

Narine to Haddin, 1 run, full on the off stump and he works it away down to long-on

35.2

Narine to Voges, 1 run, stays a bit low and he gets a bottom edge on the pull to the on side

35.3

Narine to Haddin, no run, pushes it through quicker and he drives back to the bowler

35.4

Narine to Haddin, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he works it down to midwicket

35.5

Narine to Voges, 1 run, keeps a touch low and he knocks it down to mid-on

35.6

Narine to Haddin, no run, the doosra this time, he punches it to the off side

End of over 36 (4 runs) Australia 144/4 (RR: 4.00)
BJ Haddin    27* (31b 3x4)      SP Narine    8-1-21-0
AC Voges    39* (60b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    7-0-25-0

36.1

Best to Voges, FOUR, clears the infield! It was pitched up and slightly wide outside off and he made room and carved it over mid-off and cover

36.2

Best to Voges, FOUR, short and wide outside off and Voges rocks back and slashes it wide of cover point, nicely timed

36.3

Best to Voges, 1 wide, Best is struggling already in this spell, drifts wide down the leg side and Voges fails to put it away

36.3

Best to Voges, 1 run, hits a good length outside off and he goes back and steers it to the off side

36.4

Best to Haddin, 1 run, fires that full and wide outside the off stump and he drives him down to deep point

36.5

Best to Voges, 2 runs, Voges slices that wide of backward point and he brings up his fifty! Makes good use of this opportunity

36.6

Best to Voges, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he knocks it towards square leg

Chuck: "At dodger stadium in LA, there are many beach balls flying around every game. The security guards all have sharp objects handy to deflate them. asad rauf's style would make a baseball game take about a week. The crowd always boos the popping of a ball, no matter how many times a night it happens."

End of over 37 (14 runs) Australia 158/4 (RR: 4.27)
AC Voges    51* (65b 5x4)      TL Best    7-1-41-2
BJ Haddin    28* (32b 3x4)      SP Narine    8-1-21-0

37.1

Narine to Voges, no run, comes well forward and defends down the track

37.2

Narine to Voges, 1 run, fuller in length and he comes well forward and drives towards long-off

37.3

Narine to Haddin, no run, on the pads and he turns it down to square leg

37.4

Narine to Haddin, 1 run, the doosra, he pushes it softly to the off side, Thomas runs across and throws to the bowler's end and Narine doesn't even bother getting behind the stumps, Haddin was in trouble

37.5

Narine to Voges, no run

37.6

Narine to Voges, 1 run, tucks it away behind square on the on side for a single

End of over 38 (3 runs) Australia 161/4 (RR: 4.23)
AC Voges    53* (69b 5x4)      SP Narine    9-1-24-0
BJ Haddin    29* (34b 3x4)      TL Best    7-1-41-2

Bravo returns. This stand starting to annoy WI

38.1

DJ Bravo to Voges, 1 run, loosener on middle and off and he pulls him down to long-on

38.2

DJ Bravo to Haddin, no run, fails to put away a half volley on the pads, hits the legs and rolls away

38.3

DJ Bravo to Haddin, 2 runs, attempted yorker, clips away the low full toss wide of midwicket

Ben: "Throughout this series we have seen the west indies play some good cricket. However they cannot sustain it for long enough periods and never play well when the game is in the balance."

38.4

DJ Bravo to Haddin, 1 run, drills a full ball down the ground down to long-on

38.5

DJ Bravo to Voges, 1 run, full on the pads and he works it away down to deep midwicket

38.6

DJ Bravo to Haddin, FOUR, top placement from Haddin! It was a slower ball and he read it well, leaned into a half volley and placed it just wide of mid-off

End of over 39 (9 runs) Australia 170/4 (RR: 4.35)
BJ Haddin    36* (38b 4x4)      DJ Bravo    6-0-41-2
AC Voges    55* (71b 5x4)      SP Narine    9-1-24-0

39.1

Narine to Voges, no run, stays back at the crease and knocks it down to third man

39.2

Narine to Voges, 1 run, goes back and tucks it away down to midwicket

39.3

Narine to Haddin, no run, spins back in and he does well to get behind the line and defend

39.4

Narine to Haddin, 1 run, pushes it away softly towards cover and sets off for a single

39.5

Narine to Voges, 1 run, this was shorter and bashed down to long-off

39.6

Narine to Haddin, 1 leg bye, how did that miss the stumps? Looks like WI are reviewing a lbw appeal, pitched in line with the off stump, comes in with the angle, misses the edge and hits the back pad and clears the stumps, Reiffel signalled byes and Sammy reckoned it was hitting the stumps, Eagle Eye says that was clipping the top of the stumps but too marginal, fair call by the umpire, it's a leg bye since it clipped the pad

End of over 40 (4 runs) Australia 174/4 (RR: 4.35)
BJ Haddin    37* (41b 4x4)      SP Narine    10-1-27-0
AC Voges    57* (74b 5x4)      DJ Bravo    6-0-41-2

40.1

DJ Bravo to Haddin, 1 run, good length on middle and worked down to long-on

40.2

DJ Bravo to Voges, 1 run, he opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man

40.3

DJ Bravo to Haddin, 1 run, fullish on the pads and he clips it away down to deep midwicket

40.4

DJ Bravo to Voges, FOUR, finds the gap again! This was short and a touch wide outside off, stays beside the line and slices it wide of backward point

40.5

DJ Bravo to Voges, SIX, "He's gone long, he's gone high, he's gone all the way has he?" I'll let Bill Lawry do the honours, pitched up on middle and leg and launched just over wide long-on, top shot

40.6

DJ Bravo to Voges, 1 run, full on middle and leg and clipped to long-on

End of over 41 (14 runs) Australia 188/4 (RR: 4.58)
AC Voges    69* (78b 6x4 1x6)      DJ Bravo    7-0-55-2
BJ Haddin    39* (43b 4x4)      SP Narine    10-1-27-0

41.1

Roach to Voges, 1 run, stays beside the line and he knocks it to the off side

41.2

Roach to Haddin, FOUR, outside edge! Haddin wanted to work it to the on side, swings and gets a outside edge that lobs down to third man

41.3

Roach to Haddin, OUT, exactly the shot he was attempting the previous ball, tried to launch this one over the on side, pulls and miscues it to Powell running forward from deep square leg

BJ Haddin c Powell b Roach 43 (80m 45b 5x4 0x6) SR: 95.55

41.4

Roach to Voges, 1 run

41.5

Roach to Faulkner, no run, Faulkner didn't really see that one, was outside the off stump and he doesn't offer a shot

41.6

Roach to Faulkner, 2 runs, drifts on the body and he works it behind square on the on side for a couple

Dan: "Australia suddenly in a surprisingly strong position. 250 is not unrealistic from here, which would be exceptional after the way they started."

End of over 42 (8 runs) Australia 196/5 (RR: 4.66)
JP Faulkner    2* (2b)      KAJ Roach    8-0-33-1
AC Voges    71* (80b 6x4 1x6)      DJ Bravo    7-0-55-2

Pollard to bowl

42.1

Pollard to Voges, 1 run, comes forward and across his stumps and pushes it to the off side

42.2

Pollard to Faulkner, 1 run, slower delivery and he opens the face of the bat and runs it down to short third man

42.3

Pollard to Voges, 1 run, lobs it full on middle and leg and he drills it down to long-on

42.4

Pollard to Faulkner, no run, slower ball and he's beaten on the forward prod

42.5

Pollard to Faulkner, 1 run, loosener on the body and he works it down to short fine leg and that's Australia's 200

42.6

Pollard to Voges, 1 run, punches it in front of deep midwicket and they think of a single

End of over 43 (5 runs) Australia 201/5 (RR: 4.67)
AC Voges    74* (83b 6x4 1x6)      KA Pollard    1-0-5-0
JP Faulkner    4* (5b)      KAJ Roach    8-0-33-1

43.1

Roach to Voges, FOUR, poor delivery by Roach, short on the body with the fine leg up, the batsman helps himself to a pull down to fine leg

43.2

Roach to Voges, no run, tries to pull again but mistimes it back to the bowler

43.3

Roach to Voges, 2 runs, works it away down to midwicket and Darren Bravo slides and misfields, kicks it away towards mid-on

43.4

Roach to Voges, 1 run, short again and pulled this time along the ground down to deep square leg

43.5

Roach to Faulkner, (no ball) 1 run, makes room and thrashes this one down to Sammy at mid-off who fumbles slightly, been called a no-ball because Faulkner told the umpire that there were only four fielders inside the circle instead of five

43.5

Roach to Voges, 1 run, on the body and tucked away to the on side

43.6

Roach to Faulkner, 1 run, short of a length and he steers it to the off side for a single

End of over 44 (11 runs) Australia 212/5 (RR: 4.81)
JP Faulkner    6* (7b)      KAJ Roach    9-0-44-1
AC Voges    82* (88b 7x4 1x6)      KA Pollard    1-0-5-0

44.1

Pollard to Faulkner, FOUR, that was full and wide and he reaches out and gets a thick outside edge that just beats Roach at short third man, he chases and fails to pull it back, hits the fence

44.2

Pollard to Faulkner, no run, full on the off stump and pushed back to the bowler

44.3

Pollard to Faulkner, 1 run, just opens the face of the bat and steers it just wide of the keeper, short third man cuts it off

44.4

Pollard to Voges, FOUR, classic cut from Voges, this was wide outside off, he sliced it past the gap between point and short third man

44.5

Pollard to Voges, 1 run, stays back and punches it to the off side

44.6

Pollard to Faulkner, no run, this one skids through and keeps a touch low, he slashes and misses

End of over 45 (10 runs) Australia 222/5 (RR: 4.93)
JP Faulkner    11* (11b 1x4)      KA Pollard    2-0-15-0
AC Voges    87* (90b 8x4 1x6)      KAJ Roach    9-0-44-1

45.1

Best to Voges, FOUR, Best not quite as effective as in his first spell, starts off with a half volley outside off and he leans forward and drives effortlessly wide of mid-off, goes to the 90s

45.2

Best to Voges, 1 run, fullish on the pads and he works it away down to midwicket, runs coming too easily

45.3

Best to Faulkner, FOUR, streaky! Faulkner makes a bit of room, the ball was rearing up and he adjusted well and upper cut it over the keeper, Thomas didn't know where that was going

45.4

Best to Faulkner, 4 leg byes, Best is leaking them, this time he strays on the pads and he tucks it away off his pads and it rolls towards fine leg

45.5

Best to Faulkner, 1 run, makes room and drills a full delivery to long-on

45.6

Best to Voges, 1 run

Gareth: "The MCG is a large ground and value if you can find the gaps. I think dropping Sarwan for this clash is a mistake, because besides young Bravo, he's the only real technician in this West Indian side."

End of over 46 (15 runs) Australia 237/5 (RR: 5.15)
AC Voges    93* (93b 9x4 1x6)      TL Best    8-1-52-2
JP Faulkner    16* (14b 2x4)      KA Pollard    2-0-15-0

46.1

DJ Bravo to Voges, 1 leg bye, drifts on the pads and he works it off the legs to the on side

46.2

DJ Bravo to Faulkner, 2 runs, slower ball short and wide outside off and he slaps that down to cover and there's a fumble, West Indies looking a bit weary here

46.3

DJ Bravo to Faulkner, 1 run, slower ball on the pads and he works it down to long-on

Nowfel: "Off late, all the success the WI had were supported by mostly 2 performers. Either Naraine or Samuels. Samuels is absent and Naraine went wicketless. So whitewish is around the corner?"

46.4

DJ Bravo to Voges, 1 run, round the wicket and he drills a half volley down the ground down to long-on

46.5

DJ Bravo to Faulkner, 2 runs, half volley on the pads and worked down to deep midwicket, excellent running by Faulkner as he pushes for the second

46.6

DJ Bravo to Faulkner, 1 run, makes a bit of room and steers it down to point

End of over 47 (8 runs) Australia 245/5 (RR: 5.21)
JP Faulkner    22* (18b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    8-0-62-2
AC Voges    94* (95b 9x4 1x6)      TL Best    8-1-52-2

47.1

Best to Faulkner, 1 run, attempts a fast yorker and he hammers a low full toss down to long-on

47.2

Best to Voges, FOUR, West Indies getting sloppier in the field, this was pulled away and racing towards deep midwicket, Powell runs to his left and tries to boot it away, the ball deflects and hits the rope

47.3

Best to Voges, 2 runs, that's a century for Voges! On the body and clipped away wide of square leg, he runs the first hard and puts pressure on the fielders for the second, gets home comfortably, 100 off 97 balls!

47.4

Best to Voges, 1 leg bye, makes room and the ball hits his pads and rolls to the off side, hitting him well outside leg, a desperate Best appeals

47.5

Best to Faulkner, 1 run, on the pads and he works it behind square leg

47.6

Best to Voges, 1 run, makes room and pulls a length delivery down to long-on

Brydon tweets: "Might be the innings that takes Voges beyond fringe status. It's his 17th ODI but has never played more than 3 in a row."

End of over 48 (10 runs) Australia 255/5 (RR: 5.31)
AC Voges    101* (99b 10x4 1x6)      TL Best    9-1-61-2
JP Faulkner    24* (20b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    8-0-62-2

48.1

Roach to Voges, 1 run, slower delivery and he flat-bats that down to long-on

48.2

Roach to Faulkner, 2 runs, bangs it in short and he makes room and flat-bats it in the air down to long-on, Pollard runs across and cuts it off

48.3

Roach to Faulkner, 1 run, another forehand down the ground to long-on, no this is not the Rod Laver arena

48.4

Roach to Voges, 2 runs, fires that fuller and he clips it down to deep square leg, dives at the crease for the second

48.5

Roach to Voges, no run, he makes room and walks across his stumps, the ball just sneaks past the leg stump, should have put that away

48.6

Roach to Voges, 2 runs, bit short outside off and he hammers it down to sweeper cover

End of over 49 (8 runs) Australia 263/5 (RR: 5.36)
AC Voges    106* (103b 10x4 1x6)      KAJ Roach    10-0-52-1
JP Faulkner    27* (22b 2x4)      TL Best    9-1-61-2

Final over

49.1

Best to Faulkner, 1 run, Best starts off with a low full toss towards leg and he makes room and hammers it down to long-on

49.2

Best to Voges, no run, 149.4kph, that reached the keeper in a flash, the batsman made room and swished at thin air

49.3

Best to Voges, SIX, clean as a whistle! That was just as quick as the previous ball, made himself room and lofted him downtown flat over long-on

49.4

Best to Voges, 1 bye, Slower ball and Voges swings too early and misses

49.5

Best to Faulkner, 2 runs, makes room and swings and gets an outside edge that runs down to third man, Roach fires the throw to the keeper and Thomas makes the mistake of breaking the stumps with his boot! He then hits the stumps with the glove with ball in hand and Faulkner short of the crease but you can't give that out

49.6

Best to Faulkner, 1 run, makes room and pushes it down to mid-off to end the innings

6.05pm: Fantastic comeback by Australia, for a score of 274 didn't look likely at the end of 30 overs. It was slow going before Haddin and Voges came together for a stand of 111 at more than a run a ball.West Indies lost the plot and couldn't maintain the pressure. Their body language and fielding didn't look encouraging at all.

Voges has done enough to get a regular gig in the line-up. The selectors should be impressed with this innings considering he came in with Australia struggling a bit. Join us in half an hour for the chase. It's going to take a lot for the West Indies to chase this, since they're short on confidence.

Jason: "'Catches win matches' is the saying. Voges dropped and has now basically won Australia the match. That said, Faulkner is probably upset he didn't get in sooner with the Weat Indies bowling being as poor as it was aside from Narine."

End of over 50 (11 runs) Australia 274/5
JP Faulkner    31* (25b 2x4)      TL Best    10-1-71-2
AC Voges    112* (106b 10x4 2x6)      KAJ Roach    10-0-52-1
Series Results
Australia v West Indies at Melbourne - Feb 10, 2013
Australia won by 17 runs
Australia v West Indies at Sydney - Feb 8, 2013
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Australia v West Indies at Canberra - Feb 6, 2013
Australia won by 39 runs
Australia v West Indies at Perth - Feb 3, 2013
Australia won by 54 runs
Australia v West Indies at Perth - Feb 1, 2013
Australia won by 9 wickets (with 244 balls remaining)
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Feb 10, 2013

James Faulkner looks down on Devon Thomas after running him out, Australia v West Indies, 5th ODI, Melbourne, February 10, 2013

James Faulkner looks down on Devon Thomas after running him out

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Feb 10, 2013

The Australian team poses with the trophy after winning the series 5-0, Australia v West Indies, 5th ODI, Melbourne, February 10, 2013

The Australian team poses with the trophy

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