And finally...

West Indies: Chris Gayle, Johnson Charles, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Narsingh Deonarine, Devon Thomas (wk), Darren Sammy (c), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Tino Best, Kieran Powell (12th)

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

Australia: Finch, Marsh, Voges, Bailey (capt), Rohrer, Haddin (wk) Faulkner, Cutting, Coulter-Nile, McKay, Hazlewood.

Rohrer, Coulter-Nile and Hazlewood are making their debuts.

Waiting on the Windies team. The news is that Chris Gayle is playing.

Gareth: "It may not be the A-Team, but it's not a bad side. Lots of in-form players. I think the most interesting thing is the lack of a spinner. Especially how much Gayle and Co enjoy the ball coming onto the bat."

Paul: "@Gareth - that's because every spinner worth a dime has been crated up and carted off to India. Pretty sure even John Howard was considered on the strength of his brief and Youtube-worthy bowling performance a few years back."

Caino: "Great to see 3 WA boys in the team! Coulter-Nile is a definite young talent on the rise, watch out for him tonight with the ball and with the bat aswell if gets a chance"

6pm: Welcome everyone to the coverage of the one-off T20 between West Indies and Australia at the Gabba. You might rub your eyes at first glance of this Australian line-up. Resembles a BBL composite XI. The main guys are away in India for the Test warm-ups, hence an unrecognisable line-up at the Gabba.

Two Australian teams reminds you of the WSC quadrangular in 1994-95, with an Australia A team added. What a resounding success that was...

Sofa: "At least today, this "B-team" will give us a look at several potential 2015 World Cup Australia players, in contrast to if an "A-team" was playing, of which probably three quarters will retire or get dropped (because of declining form) by the 2015 World Cup. Keep in mind that the world cup will be in Australia and New Zealand."

0.1

McKay to Gayle, no run, good length on the off stump and Gayle softly pushes it back to the bowler

Looks like a fine batting wicket. Let's see how accurate, or inaccurate my prediction is at the end of 20 overs

0.2

McKay to Gayle, 1 run, quick single to get off the mark, pushed to the off side in front of point, off the blocks is @henrygayle

0.3

McKay to Charles, no run, confident push off the front foot towards point, off the middle of the bat

0.4

McKay to Charles, 3 runs, drifts towards the pads and he pulls on one leg behind square leg, good running, they have time to come back for three

0.5

McKay to Gayle, no run, Haddin's dropped the Big Fish would you believe this? Gayle gave himself room and came down the track to biff it over the off side, too much room, outside edge and Haddin threw himself to his left and had it covered, popped off the glove. Costly?

0.6

McKay to Gayle, 1 run, stays back and clips it to the on side

End of over 1 (5 runs) West Indies 5/0 (RR: 5.00)
CH Gayle    2* (4b)      CJ McKay    1-0-5-0
J Charles    3* (2b)     

1.1

Hazlewood to Gayle, no run, full and moving away and he doesn't offer a shot

1.2

Hazlewood to Gayle, SIX, take that! Pitched up outside off, stays at the crease, bends down and launches it with ease over long-off

1.3

Hazlewood to Gayle, OUT, Coulter-Nile pulls off a blinder! This was short and he tried to pull this over mid-on, didn't look in full control, miscued, Coulter-Nile pedalled backwards as quickly as he could, cupped it with his left hand, fell backwards and still caught it, had to change direction slightly and yet hung on

CH Gayle c Coulter-Nile b Hazlewood 8 (8m 7b 0x4 1x6) SR: 114.28

Watch out for this on Youtube soon, if someone can do the honours

1.4

Hazlewood to Charles, 1 run, fullish on middle and leg and worked it to the on side

1.5

Hazlewood to DM Bravo, 1 run, on the pads and flicked to the on side

1.6

Hazlewood to Charles, FOUR, good shot, drifts towards the pads again, good length and pulled along the ground wide of short fine leg

Jonesy: "Oh, did I mention that Coulter-Nile is one of the most ridiculous fielders you will ever see?" Ridiculous = fantastic

End of over 2 (12 runs) West Indies 17/1 (RR: 8.50)
J Charles    8* (4b 1x4)      JR Hazlewood    1-0-12-1
DM Bravo    1* (1b)      CJ McKay    1-0-5-0

2.1

Faulkner to DM Bravo, no run, gets on the front foot and pushes it softly

2.2

Faulkner to DM Bravo, no run

2.3

Faulkner to DM Bravo, FOUR, clean strike, fullish in length on the off stump and he crisply lofts over mid-on

2.4

Faulkner to DM Bravo, no run, comes towards middle and leg and Bravo clips it to the on side

2.5

Faulkner to DM Bravo, no run, nearly sneaked through! Drifting on middle and leg and he played down the wrong line, the ball hits his pads and lobs to the keeper

2.6

Faulkner to DM Bravo, 1 run, slower ball and he squeezes it off the front foot wide of backward point who dives

End of over 3 (5 runs) West Indies 22/1 (RR: 7.33)
DM Bravo    6* (7b 1x4)      JP Faulkner    1-0-5-0
J Charles    8* (4b 1x4)      JR Hazlewood    1-0-12-1

3.1

Hazlewood to DM Bravo, 1 run, stays beside the line and gently knocks it wide of point

3.2

Hazlewood to Charles, 1 run, saved a certain boundary! Charles made room to crash that wide of cover and Bailey dived and got a hand to it, excellent fielding

3.3

Hazlewood to DM Bravo, 3 runs, touch wide outside off and he gets forward and carves it over extra cover

3.4

Hazlewood to Charles, 2 runs, good length on the body and clipped in the air over midwicket, deep midwicket picks up

3.5

Hazlewood to Charles, no run, fishes at one outside the off stump and he's beaten

3.6

Hazlewood to Charles, 1 leg bye, tries to pull and the ball lobs towards the keeper, Haddin runs forward to catch but the non-striker sets off for the run, Charles has to hurry and Haddin's under-arm throw hits the batsman's stumps

End of over 4 (8 runs) West Indies 30/1 (RR: 7.50)
J Charles    11* (8b 1x4)      JR Hazlewood    2-0-19-1
DM Bravo    10* (9b 1x4)      JP Faulkner    1-0-5-0

4.1

Coulter-Nile to Charles, no run, Direct hit needed! This was clipped to short fine leg, sets off, hurries back and the fielder's throw is wide of the stumps

4.2

Coulter-Nile to Charles, no run, makes room and tries to clear the off side and he misses it

4.3

Coulter-Nile to Charles, no run, good length on the off stump and he pushes it to cover

4.4

Coulter-Nile to Charles, FOUR, bit streaky! Charles makes room and tries to whack it through the off side but gets an inside edge and the ball goes between his legs and down to fine leg

4.5

Coulter-Nile to Charles, FOUR, good shot! More conventional this time, this was a length ball and he stood at the crease and whipped away wide of short fine leg

4.6

Coulter-Nile to Charles, 3 runs, good length on the off stump and he pushes it wide of extra cover

End of over 5 (11 runs) West Indies 41/1 (RR: 8.20)
J Charles    22* (14b 3x4)      NM Coulter-Nile    1-0-11-0
DM Bravo    10* (9b 1x4)      JR Hazlewood    2-0-19-1

5.1

Faulkner to Charles, no run

5.2

Faulkner to Charles, no run, tries to work it away and the ball clips his pads and rolls away

5.3

Faulkner to Charles, no run, makes room and tries to wham that down the pitch but Faulkner gets his hand to it

5.4

Faulkner to Charles, 1 run, on the off stump and he works it across the line to square leg

5.5

Faulkner to DM Bravo, no run, keeps it nice and straight and he knocks it back to the bowler

Third man is up, mid-off goes deep

5.6

Faulkner to DM Bravo, 1 run, steers a slower ball in front of short third man and sets off

End of over 6 (2 runs) West Indies 43/1 (RR: 7.16)
DM Bravo    11* (11b 1x4)      JP Faulkner    2-0-7-0
J Charles    23* (18b 3x4)      NM Coulter-Nile    1-0-11-0

6.1

Coulter-Nile to DM Bravo, 1 run, goes back at the crease and softly works it towards midwicket

6.2

Coulter-Nile to Charles, 1 run, he loves the pull, fetches that from the off stump and middles it down to deep square leg

6.3

Coulter-Nile to DM Bravo, 1 run, chopped just wide of point and third man picks up

6.4

Coulter-Nile to Charles, no run, this was the slower and shorter, got on the pull a bit too early and swished at thin air

6.5

Coulter-Nile to Charles, SIX, terrific! Charles moves down the pitch a few paces and whips a length delivery quick and flat over deep midwicket, he middled that well didn't he?

6.6

Coulter-Nile to Charles, 1 run, works it down to deep square leg for a single

Narayan: "Ok. So now Ridiculous is a synonym for Fantastic. Cool. Did you know that sachin is the lousiest player of all time? Oh and lousy = GREAT-freaking-EST!"

End of over 7 (10 runs) West Indies 53/1 (RR: 7.57)
J Charles    31* (22b 3x4 1x6)      NM Coulter-Nile    2-0-21-0
DM Bravo    13* (13b 1x4)      JP Faulkner    2-0-7-0

7.1

Cutting to Charles, 1 run, good length on the body and tucked away towards fine leg

7.2

Cutting to DM Bravo, 2 runs, comes round the wicket, drifts on the pads and he works it down to fine leg

7.3

Cutting to DM Bravo, FOUR, to call that a 'clean' hit wouldn't do justice, pitched up and he lofted that ever so gracefully over extra cover, you couldn't hear the sound of ball striking bat

7.4

Cutting to DM Bravo, 1 run, gets forward and across and pushes it to the off side

7.5

Cutting to Charles, 1 run, stays beside the line and opens the face of the bat and steers it down to third man

7.6

Cutting to DM Bravo, 1 run, short and rising on the helmet and he takes it high on the bat, drops it to the off side and sets off

Strong start by West Indies, despite losing Gayle early

End of over 8 (10 runs) West Indies 63/1 (RR: 7.87)
DM Bravo    21* (17b 2x4)      BCJ Cutting    1-0-10-0
J Charles    33* (24b 3x4 1x6)      NM Coulter-Nile    2-0-21-0

8.1

McKay to DM Bravo, 1 run, fetches that from outside the off stump and pulls it along the ground to long-on

8.2

McKay to Charles, 2 runs, the slower short ball outside off, he pulls it down to square leg

8.3

McKay to Charles, FOUR, puts away a poor delivery, almost a half tracker outside off, hops at the crease and hammers it over extra cover

8.4

McKay to Charles, 1 run, short delivery on the leg stump and pulled to fine leg

8.5

McKay to DM Bravo, 1 run, fuller delivery outside off and driven along the turn to deep cover

8.6

McKay to Charles, FOUR, good improvisation! He knew there was no slip, just opened the face of the bat and dabbed it wide of the keeper and short third man gives up the chase

End of over 9 (13 runs) West Indies 76/1 (RR: 8.44)
J Charles    44* (28b 5x4 1x6)      CJ McKay    2-0-18-0
DM Bravo    23* (19b 2x4)      BCJ Cutting    1-0-10-0

9.1

Cutting to DM Bravo, 1 leg bye, just a touch short down the leg side and knocked to square leg

9.2

Cutting to Charles, FOUR, almost went all the way! He went forward and carved a length ball and it was in the air and looping towards sweeper cover, just wide of the fielder

9.3

Cutting to Charles, 1 run, punches it down to mid-off

9.4

Cutting to DM Bravo, 1 run, drifts on the pads and clipped to fine leg

9.5

Cutting to Charles, 2 runs, this was a touch short and he controls the pull along the turf down to deep square leg and that's his fifty!

9.6

Cutting to Charles, 2 runs, slower ball and pulled on one leg down to deep square leg, two fielders in the deep converge

Sir Charles: "That lofted drive from Bravo reminds me so much of Lara!"

End of over 10 (11 runs) West Indies 87/1 (RR: 8.70)
J Charles    53* (32b 6x4 1x6)      BCJ Cutting    2-0-20-0
DM Bravo    24* (21b 2x4)      CJ McKay    2-0-18-0

10.1

Coulter-Nile to DM Bravo, FOUR, fetch that! It was a half volley outside off and waiting to be spanked, made room and played an exquisite cover drive wide of the infield, screeching away

10.2

Coulter-Nile to DM Bravo, 2 runs, chance! Bravo makes room to a short delivery and gets a top edge off the forehand, at least two fielders run after it and the ball drops safely a few yards from the extra cover circle

10.3

Coulter-Nile to DM Bravo, 1 wide, drifts down the leg side

10.3

Coulter-Nile to DM Bravo, 1 leg bye, on the pads and clipped down to fine leg

10.4

Coulter-Nile to Charles, FOUR, streaky! Charles made room to drive that through the off side and got an inside edge wide of short fine leg

10.5

Coulter-Nile to Charles, no run

10.6

Coulter-Nile to Charles, OUT, not much room and he manages to steer it down to third man

J Charles b Coulter-Nile 57 (49m 35b 7x4 1x6) SR: 162.85

End of over 11 (12 runs) West Indies 99/2 (RR: 9.00)
     NM Coulter-Nile    3-0-32-1
DM Bravo    30* (24b 3x4)      BCJ Cutting    2-0-20-0

11.1

Hazlewood to DM Bravo, 1 run, opens the face and steers it down to point

11.2

Hazlewood to Pollard, no run, skidded through and he tried to work it away, hits his body

11.3

Hazlewood to Pollard, 1 run, drifts on the pads and worked to the leg side

11.4

Hazlewood to DM Bravo, no run, good length on the off stump, cramped for room, he punches it back to the bowler

11.5

Hazlewood to DM Bravo, 1 run, Knocked towards short cover for a quick single

11.6

Hazlewood to Pollard, 1 leg bye, drifts on the pads and he shuffles and works it down to fine leg for a single

End of over 12 (4 runs) West Indies 103/2 (RR: 8.58)
KA Pollard    1* (3b)      JR Hazlewood    3-0-22-1
DM Bravo    32* (27b 3x4)      NM Coulter-Nile    3-0-32-1

12.1

Cutting to Pollard, 2 runs, chance! Pollard made room and chipped down the track to launch it over the off side, miscued and it just cleared the fielder at long-off

12.2

Cutting to Pollard, 1 run, OUT, terrible mixup with both at the same end! Pollard plays a strange shot, chipped it in the air and it just fell short of a diving McKay at cover, McKay fired it to the striker's end and both set off for the second, Pollard was ball-watching, suddenly changed his mind, too late because Bravo was already at Pollard's end

DM Bravo run out 32 (48m 27b 3x4 0x6) SR: 118.51

12.3

Cutting to DJ Bravo, no run, gets on the back foot and defends

12.4

Cutting to DJ Bravo, 1 run, pushes it towards mid-off and sets off

12.5

Cutting to Pollard, 2 runs, gets on one leg and pulls along the ground down to the leg side for a couple

12.6

Cutting to Pollard, FOUR, smacked! This was just short of a length, picked the length early, swiveled and whacked it over midwicket, terrific bat speed

End of over 13 (10 runs) West Indies 113/3 (RR: 8.69)
KA Pollard    10* (7b 1x4)      BCJ Cutting    3-0-30-0
DJ Bravo    1* (2b)      JR Hazlewood    3-0-22-1

13.1

McKay to DJ Bravo, no run, tries to run it square on the off side and it skids through and beats the bat

13.2

McKay to DJ Bravo, no run, Bravo's not sure of his off stump, comes forward and pokes his bat out, just sneaks past the edge

13.3

McKay to DJ Bravo, 3 runs, good running! Works it away to the long boundary down to fine leg, work for the fielder and they run quickly

13.4

McKay to Pollard, no run, beaten! McKay creating some chances, this was sneaks past the edge again

13.5

McKay to Pollard, 2 runs, close call! Short arm pull and Finch flings himself to his right and fails to hang on, tough chance

13.6

McKay to Pollard, FOUR, this was even better! Pollard seized on a short ball and pulled with force, bisects the gap between two fielders in the deep at deep midwicket

End of over 14 (9 runs) West Indies 122/3 (RR: 8.71)
KA Pollard    16* (10b 2x4)      CJ McKay    3-0-27-0
DJ Bravo    4* (5b)      BCJ Cutting    3-0-30-0

14.1

Coulter-Nile to DJ Bravo, no run, good length on the off stump and he defends

14.2

Coulter-Nile to DJ Bravo, no run, another straight one and he can only knock it back to the bowler

14.3

Coulter-Nile to DJ Bravo, 1 run, fullish outside the off stump and squeezed down to third man

14.4

Coulter-Nile to Pollard, 1 run, bowls it full outside off and he just about squirts it out

14.5

Coulter-Nile to DJ Bravo, 1 run, fullish outside off and driven wide of cover

14.6

Coulter-Nile to Pollard, 1 run, good over, drilled a full delivery down to cover and takes a single

End of over 15 (4 runs) West Indies 126/3 (RR: 8.40)
KA Pollard    18* (12b 2x4)      NM Coulter-Nile    4-0-36-1
DJ Bravo    6* (9b)      CJ McKay    3-0-27-0

15.1

Cutting to Pollard, SIX, lucky for Pollard! It was short and looking to pull, it was a top edge that cleared the keeper and everyone else and cleared the rope

15.2

Cutting to Pollard, no run, goes for the big swing and misses

15.3

Cutting to Pollard, 1 run, tries to work it the on side and the ball lobs to the off side

15.4

Cutting to DJ Bravo, 3 runs, on the pads and he whips it away forcefully down to deep midwicket

15.5

Cutting to Pollard, 1 run, makes room to a full delivery and he drills it down to cover

15.6

Cutting to DJ Bravo, 2 runs, this was short and he made room and gave it a mighty heave over midwicket, didn't time it as well and the ball drops in front of the rope

End of over 16 (13 runs) West Indies 139/3 (RR: 8.68)
DJ Bravo    11* (11b)      BCJ Cutting    4-0-43-0
KA Pollard    26* (16b 2x4 1x6)      NM Coulter-Nile    4-0-36-1

Regarding the run-out, it was Pollard who faced the ball. Bravo was the one run-out so it's not an error.

16.1

Faulkner to Pollard, OUT, good catch by Marsh! It was a high full toss, Pollard tries to launch it down the ground, top edge and it swirls towards long-on, Marsh keeps his eye on it and catches it falling back, Pollard checks with the umpire if it was a full toss above waist

KA Pollard c Marsh b Faulkner 26 (25m 17b 2x4 1x6) SR: 152.94

16.2

Faulkner to DJ Bravo, 2 runs, full outside the off stump and he jams it down to square third man

16.3

Faulkner to DJ Bravo, OUT, two for the over! This was drifting on the pads and Bravo shuffled and tried to work it to the on side, moved too much the ball clipped the leg stump

DJ Bravo b Faulkner 13 (20m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

16.4

Faulkner to Sammy, 1 run, Sammy stays back and knocks it towards midwicket for a quick single

16.5

Faulkner to Russell, no run, tries to steer it down to third man but misses

16.6

Faulkner to Russell, 1 run, goes back and pulls on one leg down to deep square leg

End of over 17 (4 runs) West Indies 143/5 (RR: 8.41)
AD Russell    1* (2b)      JP Faulkner    3-0-11-2
DJG Sammy    1* (1b)      BCJ Cutting    4-0-43-0

17.1

Hazlewood to Russell, 2 runs, not for the first time a top edge lands safe! Tries to pull, top edge swirls towards fine leg, keeper and fine leg converge and the ball lands between them

17.2

Hazlewood to Russell, 2 runs, Dropped! Russell's leading a charmed life, another top edge and it was miles in the air over the on side, Finch ran forward from deep midwicket and may have lost that in the lights

17.3

Hazlewood to Russell, 1 run, full outside off and drilled wide of point

17.4

Hazlewood to Sammy, FOUR, good placement! This was full and wide outside off and drilled firmly down to deep extra cover, Coulter-Nile dives in vain

17.5

Hazlewood to Sammy, 1 run, swings and gets an outside edge to third man

17.6

Hazlewood to Russell, FOUR, Russell's here to stay! Nuff said, another swing and a miss and the outside edge flies past the keeper

End of over 18 (14 runs) West Indies 157/5 (RR: 8.72)
AD Russell    10* (6b 1x4)      JR Hazlewood    4-0-36-1
DJG Sammy    6* (3b 1x4)      JP Faulkner    3-0-11-2

18.1

Faulkner to Sammy, SIX, second tier! Biggest hit so far, he uses the crease and lofts a pitched up delivery and sends it over the second tier at wide long-on, tremendous bat speed

18.2

Faulkner to Sammy, 2 runs

18.3

Faulkner to Sammy, 1 wide, this was too short outside off and he's penalised for the bouncer

18.3

Faulkner to Sammy, SIX, he's biffing em! Length ball on the stumps and he came down the track and swung it several rows over deep midwicket

18.4

Faulkner to Sammy, OUT, cameo comes to an end! This was pitched up and Sammy was eyeing deep midwicket again, ended up hitting it flat and fast to long-on, sharp catch

DJG Sammy c Marsh b Faulkner 20 (10m 7b 1x4 2x6) SR: 285.71

James (on James): "James Faulkner looks to be a bit of a "find". Not that quick, I'd guess, but gets wickets, is economical, and can bat a bit too. Very useful in limited overs, but might need an extra few k's for tests?"

18.5

Faulkner to Russell, 1 run, low full toss outside off and drilled down to long-off

18.6

Faulkner to Deonarine, 1 run, slower ball outside off and he chopped it wide of the bowler

End of over 19 (17 runs) West Indies 174/6 (RR: 9.15)
N Deonarine    1* (1b)      JP Faulkner    4-0-28-3
AD Russell    11* (7b 1x4)      JR Hazlewood    4-0-36-1

19.1

McKay to Deonarine, FOUR, that was pretty well placed, it was the slower ball, Deonarine whipped it high in the air and it sailed down to deep square leg

19.2

McKay to Deonarine, 1 run, slower ball again and he chops it to the off side for a single

19.3

McKay to Russell, FOUR, nearly carried all the way! Russell swings it flat and it dips towards the deep midwicket rope, it landed on the half volley in front of the rope, the umpires check

19.4

McKay to Russell, 2 runs, length ball and he swings and it clears midwicket

19.5

McKay to Russell, FOUR, this has been Russell's night so far, goes for a wild slog and he gets an outside edge the clears the keeper

19.6

McKay to Russell, 2 runs, slower ball and Russell biffs that backhand down to deep midwicket, pick up a couple to end the innings

Target 192 and it's going to be a stiff task for this inexperienced Australian line-up. It was a good batting pitch after all.

Coulter-Nile: "I know I will not be needed because the top six will finish this off." He's confident.

A lot of the West Indians enjoyed the conditions tonight. A few dropped catches. Can Australia's top six finish this off? Join us shortly for the chase.

End of over 20 (17 runs) West Indies 191/6
AD Russell    23* (11b 3x4)      CJ McKay    4-0-44-0
N Deonarine    6* (3b 1x4)      JP Faulkner    4-0-28-3
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Australia v West Indies at Brisbane - Feb 13, 2013
West Indies won by 27 runs
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