West Indies tour of Australia, 1st Test: Australia v West Indies at Brisbane, Nov 26-28, 2009
Australia won by an innings and 65 runs
26,27,28 November 2009 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
50.1

Bravo to Hussey, no run

50.2

Bravo to Hussey, no run

50.3

Bravo to Hussey, no run

50.4

Bravo to Hussey, 1 run

50.5

Bravo to Clarke, no run

50.6

Bravo to Clarke, no run

End of over 51 (1 run) Australia 210/3

    • MJ Clarke 4 (6b)
    • MEK Hussey 47 (89b 7x4)
    • DJ Bravo 16-1-58-1
    • KAJ Roach 11-2-34-1
51.1

Rampaul to Hussey, 1 run

51.2

Rampaul to Clarke, no run

51.3

Rampaul to Clarke, no run

51.4

Rampaul to Clarke, no run

51.5

Rampaul to Clarke, no run

51.6

Rampaul to Clarke, no run

End of over 52 (1 run) Australia 211/3

    • MJ Clarke 4 (11b)
    • MEK Hussey 48 (90b 7x4)
    • R Rampaul 9-1-46-0
    • DJ Bravo 16-1-58-1
52.1

Benn to Hussey, no run

52.2

Benn to Hussey, 1 run

52.3

Benn to Clarke, no run

52.4

Benn to Clarke, no run

52.5

Benn to Clarke, 1 run

52.6

Benn to Hussey, 2 runs

End of over 53 (4 runs) Australia 215/3

    • MEK Hussey 51 (93b 7x4)
    • MJ Clarke 5 (14b)
    • SJ Benn 7-1-25-0
    • R Rampaul 9-1-46-0
53.1

Rampaul to Clarke, no run

53.2

Rampaul to Clarke, 2 runs

53.3

Rampaul to Clarke, FOUR

53.4

Rampaul to Clarke, no run

53.5

Rampaul to Clarke, FOUR

53.6

Rampaul to Clarke, 1 run

End of over 54 (11 runs) Australia 226/3

    • MJ Clarke 16 (20b 2x4)
    • MEK Hussey 51 (93b 7x4)
    • R Rampaul 10-1-57-0
    • SJ Benn 7-1-25-0
54.1

Benn to Clarke, no run

54.2

Benn to Clarke, 1 run

54.3

Benn to Hussey, no run

54.4

Benn to Hussey, no run

54.5

Benn to Hussey, no run

54.6

Benn to Hussey, no run

End of over 55 (1 run) Australia 227/3

    • MEK Hussey 51 (97b 7x4)
    • MJ Clarke 17 (22b 2x4)
    • SJ Benn 8-1-26-0
    • R Rampaul 10-1-57-0
55.1

Rampaul to Clarke, 1 run

55.2

Rampaul to Hussey, 1 run

55.3

Rampaul to Clarke, no run

55.4

Rampaul to Clarke, 1 run

55.5

Rampaul to Hussey, no run

55.6

Rampaul to Hussey, 1 leg bye

End of over 56 (4 runs) Australia 231/3

    • MEK Hussey 52 (100b 7x4)
    • MJ Clarke 19 (25b 2x4)
    • R Rampaul 11-1-60-0
    • SJ Benn 8-1-26-0
56.1

Benn to Hussey, no run

56.2

Benn to Hussey, FOUR

56.3

Benn to Hussey, no run

56.4

Benn to Hussey, no run

56.5

Benn to Hussey, no run

56.6

Benn to Hussey, no run

End of over 57 (4 runs) Australia 235/3

    • MEK Hussey 56 (106b 8x4)
    • MJ Clarke 19 (25b 2x4)
    • SJ Benn 9-1-30-0
    • R Rampaul 11-1-60-0
57.1

Rampaul to Clarke, no run

57.2

Rampaul to Clarke, 1 run

57.3

Rampaul to Hussey, no run

57.4

Rampaul to Hussey, no run

57.5

Rampaul to Hussey, 1 run

57.6

Rampaul to Clarke, no run

End of over 58 (2 runs) Australia 237/3

    • MJ Clarke 20 (28b 2x4)
    • MEK Hussey 57 (109b 8x4)
    • R Rampaul 12-1-62-0
    • SJ Benn 9-1-30-0
58.1

Benn to Hussey, no run

58.2

Benn to Hussey, no run

58.3

Benn to Hussey, no run

58.4

Benn to Hussey, 1 run

58.5

Benn to Clarke, no run

58.6

Benn to Clarke, no run

End of over 59 (1 run) Australia 238/3

    • MJ Clarke 20 (30b 2x4)
    • MEK Hussey 58 (113b 8x4)
    • SJ Benn 10-1-31-0
    • R Rampaul 12-1-62-0
59.1

Gayle to Hussey, 1 run

59.2

Gayle to Clarke, no run

59.3

Gayle to Clarke, no run

59.4

Gayle to Clarke, no run

59.5

Gayle to Clarke, no run

59.6

Gayle to Clarke, 1 run

End of over 60 (2 runs) Australia 240/3

    • MJ Clarke 21 (35b 2x4)
    • MEK Hussey 59 (114b 8x4)
    • CH Gayle 2-0-10-0
    • SJ Benn 10-1-31-0
60.1

Benn to Clarke, no run

60.2

Benn to Clarke, no run

60.3

Benn to Clarke, 1 run

60.4

Benn to Hussey, no run

60.5

Benn to Hussey, no run

60.6

Benn to Hussey, no run

End of over 61 (1 run) Australia 241/3

    • MEK Hussey 59 (117b 8x4)
    • MJ Clarke 22 (38b 2x4)
    • SJ Benn 11-1-32-0
    • CH Gayle 2-0-10-0
61.1

Gayle to Clarke, 2 runs

61.2

Gayle to Clarke, no run

61.3

Gayle to Clarke, 1 run

61.4

Gayle to Hussey, 1 run

61.5

Gayle to Clarke, no run

61.6

Gayle to Clarke, no run

End of over 62 (4 runs) Australia 245/3

    • MJ Clarke 25 (43b 2x4)
    • MEK Hussey 60 (118b 8x4)
    • CH Gayle 3-0-14-0
    • SJ Benn 11-1-32-0
62.1

Benn to Hussey, no run

62.2

Benn to Hussey, no run

62.3

Benn to Hussey, no run

62.4

Benn to Hussey, no run

62.5

Benn to Hussey, no run

62.6

Benn to Hussey, no run

End of over 63 (maiden) Australia 245/3

    • MEK Hussey 60 (124b 8x4)
    • MJ Clarke 25 (43b 2x4)
    • SJ Benn 12-2-32-0
    • CH Gayle 3-0-14-0
63.1

Gayle to Clarke, 1 run

63.2

Gayle to Hussey, FOUR

63.3

Gayle to Hussey, no run

63.4

Gayle to Hussey, no run

63.5

Gayle to Hussey, no run

63.6

Gayle to Hussey, no run

End of over 64 (5 runs) Australia 250/3

    • MEK Hussey 64 (129b 9x4)
    • MJ Clarke 26 (44b 2x4)
    • CH Gayle 4-0-19-0
    • SJ Benn 12-2-32-0
64.1

Benn to Clarke, no run

64.2

Benn to Clarke, no run

64.3

Benn to Clarke, 1 run

64.4

Benn to Hussey, 2 runs

64.5

Benn to Hussey, no run

64.6

Benn to Hussey, OUT

MEK Hussey c & b Benn 66 (147m 132b 9x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

End of over 65 (3 runs) Australia 253/4

    • MJ Clarke 27 (47b 2x4)
    • SJ Benn 13-2-35-1
    • CH Gayle 4-0-19-0
65.1

Gayle to Clarke, no run

65.2

Gayle to Clarke, no run

65.3

Gayle to Clarke, no run

65.4

Gayle to Clarke, no run

65.5

Gayle to Clarke, 1 run

65.6

Gayle to North, no run

End of over 66 (1 run) Australia 254/4

    • MJ North 0 (1b)
    • MJ Clarke 28 (52b 2x4)
    • CH Gayle 5-0-20-0
    • SJ Benn 13-2-35-1
66.1

Benn to Clarke, no run

66.2

Benn to Clarke, no run

66.3

Benn to Clarke, no run

66.4

Benn to Clarke, no run

66.5

Benn to Clarke, no run

66.6

Benn to Clarke, no run

End of over 67 (maiden) Australia 254/4

    • MJ Clarke 28 (58b 2x4)
    • MJ North 0 (1b)
    • SJ Benn 14-3-35-1
    • CH Gayle 5-0-20-0
67.1

Gayle to North, no run

67.2

Gayle to North, 1 run

67.3

Gayle to Clarke, 1 run

67.4

Gayle to North, no run

67.5

Gayle to North, no run

67.6

Gayle to North, no run

End of over 68 (2 runs) Australia 256/4

    • MJ North 1 (6b)
    • MJ Clarke 29 (59b 2x4)
    • CH Gayle 6-0-22-0
    • SJ Benn 14-3-35-1
68.1

Benn to Clarke, 1 run

68.2

Benn to North, no run

68.3

Benn to North, 1 run

68.4

Benn to Clarke, 1 run

68.5

Benn to North, no run

68.6

Benn to North, no run

End of over 69 (3 runs) Australia 259/4

    • MJ North 2 (10b)
    • MJ Clarke 31 (61b 2x4)
    • SJ Benn 15-3-38-1
    • CH Gayle 6-0-22-0
69.1

Gayle to Clarke, no run

69.2

Gayle to Clarke, no run

69.3

Gayle to Clarke, no run

69.4

Gayle to Clarke, no run

69.5

Gayle to Clarke, 1 run

69.6

Gayle to North, no run

End of over 70 (1 run) Australia 260/4

    • MJ North 2 (11b)
    • MJ Clarke 32 (66b 2x4)
    • CH Gayle 7-0-23-0
    • SJ Benn 15-3-38-1
70.1

Benn to Clarke, no run

70.2

Benn to Clarke, 1 run

70.3

Benn to North, no run

70.4

Benn to North, no run

70.5

Benn to North, no run

70.6

Benn to North, 1 run

End of over 71 (2 runs) Australia 262/4

    • MJ North 3 (15b)
    • MJ Clarke 33 (68b 2x4)
    • SJ Benn 16-3-40-1
    • CH Gayle 7-0-23-0
71.1

Gayle to North, FOUR

71.2

Gayle to North, no run

71.3

Gayle to North, no run

71.4

Gayle to North, 3 runs

71.5

Gayle to Clarke, 1 run

71.6

Gayle to North, no run

End of over 72 (8 runs) Australia 270/4

    • MJ North 10 (20b 1x4)
    • MJ Clarke 34 (69b 2x4)
    • CH Gayle 8-0-31-0
    • SJ Benn 16-3-40-1
72.1

Benn to Clarke, no run

72.2

Benn to Clarke, 1 run

72.3

Benn to North, FOUR

72.4

Benn to North, no run

72.5

Benn to North, no run

72.6

Benn to North, no run

End of over 73 (5 runs) Australia 275/4

    • MJ North 14 (24b 2x4)
    • MJ Clarke 35 (71b 2x4)
    • SJ Benn 17-3-45-1
    • CH Gayle 8-0-31-0
73.1

Gayle to Clarke, no run

73.2

Gayle to Clarke, 1 run

73.3

Gayle to North, no run

73.4

Gayle to North, FOUR

73.5

Gayle to North, no run

73.6

Gayle to North, no run

End of over 74 (5 runs) Australia 280/4

    • MJ North 18 (28b 3x4)
    • MJ Clarke 36 (73b 2x4)
    • CH Gayle 9-0-36-0
    • SJ Benn 17-3-45-1
74.1

Benn to Clarke, no run, Benn around the wicket, Clarke lunges forward to defend

74.2

Benn to Clarke, no run, solid in defence again

74.3

Benn to Clarke, FOUR, nicely played, Clarke is so quick on his feet that Benn only had to drop a fraction short and it's pulled cleanly through midwicket

74.4

Benn to Clarke, no run, solid in defence once again

74.5

Benn to Clarke, 1 run, cut away for a single

74.6

Benn to North, no run, forward in defence from North

End of over 75 (5 runs) Australia 285/4

    • MJ North 18 (29b 3x4)
    • MJ Clarke 41 (78b 3x4)
    • SJ Benn 18-3-50-1
    • CH Gayle 9-0-36-0

Dwayne Bravo comes on now, with the new ball just around the corner

75.1

Bravo to Clarke, no run, left alone outside off, just a loosener for Bravo

75.2

Bravo to Clarke, no run, fuller ball, Clarke drives back down the pitch, he's being very watchful

75.3

Bravo to Clarke, no run, Clarke forward to defend again with a straight bat

75.4

Bravo to Clarke, no run, swinging in and Clarke lets it go through to Ramdin

75.5

Bravo to Clarke, no run, carefully left alone once again by Clarke, he's got no interest in those balls well wide of off

75.6

Bravo to Clarke, no run, driven to cover this time and can't beat the field

End of over 76 (maiden) Australia 285/4

    • MJ Clarke 41 (84b 3x4)
    • MJ North 18 (29b 3x4)
    • DJ Bravo 17-2-58-1
    • SJ Benn 18-3-50-1

Chris Gayle has just left the field, not sure why, but Ramdin will be captain for the time being. Leg slip, short leg and one slip in place

76.1

Benn to North, no run, confidently driven but straight to mid-on

76.2

Benn to North, no run, straight-bat drive again, this time to mid-off

76.3

Benn to North, no run, soft hands there from North, he watches it onto his bat and guides to square leg

76.4

Benn to North, no run, straight-bat defence from North this time, a hint of turn in to off from Benn

76.5

Benn to North, no run, once again it's outside off, again North blocks it away

76.6

Benn to North, no run, driven away to cover and can't beat the field

End of over 77 (maiden) Australia 285/4

    • MJ North 18 (35b 3x4)
    • MJ Clarke 41 (84b 3x4)
    • SJ Benn 19-4-50-1
    • DJ Bravo 17-2-58-1
77.1

Bravo to Clarke, no run, Clarke watches it onto his bat again, straight-bat defence to a ball that hasn't moved at all

The ball is getting a vicious shine here, looking for some reverse swing before the new ball arrives

77.2

Bravo to Clarke, no run, left alone outside off stump

77.3

Bravo to Clarke, no run, probing outside off again, once again Clarke is happy to see it in Ramdin's gloves

77.4

Bravo to Clarke, no run, straighter ball now and Clarke looks to drive, but mistimes it and finds the man at mid-on

77.5

Bravo to Clarke, no run, tries for the yorker this time, it's clipped down to mid-on

77.6

Bravo to Clarke, no run, and again Clarke gets forward and drives for no run

End of over 78 (maiden) Australia 285/4

    • MJ Clarke 41 (90b 3x4)
    • MJ North 18 (35b 3x4)
    • DJ Bravo 18-3-58-1
    • SJ Benn 19-4-50-1
78.1

Benn to North, no run, tossed up by Benn, North gets forward and drives but again finds the man at mid-on

78.2

Benn to North, no run, clipped to short leg, North is having trouble piercing the field here

78.3

Benn to North, no run, turning it a touch from outside off, North blocks it away

78.4

Benn to North, 1 run, turned away off his pads and there's a run, it's been nearly four overs since they've scored, so a Bronx cheer goes around

78.5

Benn to Clarke, no run, Clarke on the back foot, punches and can't beat cover

78.6

Benn to Clarke, no run, curving in from around the wicket, Clarke drives again to the man at cover

West Indies are drying up the runs here, but they'd love a couple more wickets

End of over 79 (1 run) Australia 286/4

    • MJ Clarke 41 (92b 3x4)
    • MJ North 19 (39b 3x4)
    • SJ Benn 20-4-51-1
    • DJ Bravo 18-3-58-1

So, the last over before the new ball is due. And Jerome Taylor was off the ground for quite some time earlier in the day, but he's now been back on long enough that he will be eligible to take the new ball

79.1

Bravo to North, 1 run, short and wide, North crunches a cut to point and the misfield allows a run

79.2

Bravo to Clarke, no run, outside off, Clarke dead-bats it away, he's not too fussed about the run-rate slipping down

79.3

Bravo to Clarke, OUT, gone! What a super catch from the captain Chris Gayle! Bravo continued to tempt Clarke outside off and finally the batsman had a slash, a thick outside edge flew high and to the left of Gayle at a wide first slip, and he's snaffled it brilliantly.

MJ Clarke c Gayle b Bravo 41 (105m 94b 3x4 0x6) SR: 43.61

Well, that makes things interesting doesn't it? At 5 for 287 late in the day with the new ball due next over, the Windies could make some inroads here. Clarke's patience just ran out.

Here's Brad Haddin.

79.4

Bravo to Haddin, no run, confident start from Haddin! Straight drive comes off the meat of the bat but crunches into Bravo's legs, which saves some certain runs

79.5

Bravo to Haddin, no run, left alone outside off, Bravo can't tempt another edge this time

79.6

Bravo to Haddin, no run, straighter line, attacking the stumps isn't a bad idea to Haddin early, and this time he drives to mid-on

And on cue, in come the emails about Clarke being over-rated. Let's not forget he was Australia's best batsman during the Ashes.

End of over 80 (1 run) Australia 287/5

    • BJ Haddin 0 (3b)
    • MJ North 20 (40b 3x4)
    • DJ Bravo 19-3-59-2
    • SJ Benn 20-4-51-1

The new ball is available but hasn't been taken, Benn will keep bowling

80.1

Benn to North, 3 runs, drifted well wide of off and it's confidently driven through cover, pulls up inside the boundary and they get three

80.2

Benn to Haddin, no run, around the wicket to Haddin, who pushes it back down the pitch

80.3

Benn to Haddin, no run, clipped through midwicket but Haddin can't beat the field

80.4

Benn to Haddin, no run, curling in again, Haddin nudges it down to leg

80.5

Benn to Haddin, no run, Benn slows his pace now, Haddin waits on it and punches to point

80.6

Benn to Haddin, no run, Haddin forward and defends this time

End of over 81 (3 runs) Australia 290/5

    • BJ Haddin 0 (8b)
    • MJ North 23 (41b 3x4)
    • SJ Benn 21-4-54-1
    • DJ Bravo 19-3-59-2

Kemar Roach comes on from the Stanley Street End

81.1

Roach to North, no run, a trundler to warm up from Roach, angled across North and it's left alone

81.2

Roach to North, 1 run, cut away behind point and they get a single

81.3

Roach to Haddin, no run, straight-bat defence from Haddin this time

81.4

Roach to Haddin, no run, angled bat from Haddin, he guides it away to gully

81.5

Roach to Haddin, no run, Haddin ducks under this bouncer, 143kph

81.6

Roach to Haddin, no run, confident drive from Haddin but finds the man at cover

End of over 82 (1 run) Australia 291/5

    • BJ Haddin 0 (12b)
    • MJ North 24 (43b 3x4)
    • KAJ Roach 12-2-35-1
    • SJ Benn 21-4-54-1

Bravo comes around the wicket now

82.1

Bravo to North, no run, North nudges it away towards point

82.2

Bravo to North, no run, probing outside off, hoping for an edge, but North is solid in defence

82.3

Bravo to North, no run, left alone outside off, they're persisting with the old ball here but it isn't doing much

82.4

Bravo to North, no run, this one does tail in a bit from around the wicket, North defends

82.5

Bravo to North, no run, this one swings again, curling in and fullish, North gets it off the meat of the bat to mid-off

82.6

Bravo to North, 1 run, flicked away wide of mid-on this time and he's picked up a single

Barry George emails in: "To balance the ledger, and to silence the young tongues who know very little about first-class cricket - Michael Clarke is a match winner for Australia. He has done it in the past and he will do it again in the future. Maybe it's time for Ponting to step aside and let the Australian team surge forward under Clarke's leadership."

End of over 83 (1 run) Australia 292/5

    • MJ North 25 (49b 3x4)
    • BJ Haddin 0 (12b)
    • DJ Bravo 20-3-60-2
    • KAJ Roach 12-2-35-1
83.1

Roach to North, no run, nudged away to cover

83.2

Roach to North, no run, angled across North, who prods it to cover

oops, what's happened here? North has backed away just as the ball is bowled. Something must have distracted him and umpire Gould calls dead-ball

83.3

Roach to North, FOUR, short, wide and creamed through point for a boundary

83.4

Roach to North, no run, angling across the batsman, shoulders arms

83.5

Roach to North, no run, superb bit of fielding at backward point, it was a shortish ball just outside off, North cracked it powerfully but can't beat Dowlin

83.6

Roach to North, 1 no ball, Roach oversteps, a full ball on middle and leg, blocked back to the bowler

83.6

Roach to North, (no ball) 1 run, and another no-ball, this one was clipped off the thigh pad towards fine leg

83.6

Roach to Haddin, no run, finally the over comes to an end, the last ball is defended to mid-off

End of over 84 (7 runs) Australia 299/5

    • BJ Haddin 0 (13b)
    • MJ North 30 (56b 4x4)
    • KAJ Roach 13-2-42-1
    • DJ Bravo 20-3-60-2
84.1

Bravo to North, no run, full and driven towards mid off, can't beat him

84.2

Bravo to North, FOUR, easy for North, short and wide, he didn't try to get any power behind the shot, just guiding it past gully for four

84.3

Bravo to North, no run, a full delivery, punched back to the bowler, Bravo gets down quickly to field

84.4

Bravo to North, 2 runs, 'Two,' calls North after pushing a ball angling into his pads towards wide mid-on

84.5

Bravo to North, no run, full and wide, North isn't concerned by that one, leaves it for the keeper

84.6

Bravo to North, no run, closer to offstump, again North is content to shoulder arms

End of over 85 (6 runs) Australia 305/5

    • MJ North 36 (62b 5x4)
    • BJ Haddin 0 (13b)
    • DJ Bravo 21-3-66-2
    • KAJ Roach 13-2-42-1

The second new ball has been taken

85.1

Roach to Haddin, 1 no ball, length ball on offstump, blocked back to the bowler

85.1

Roach to Haddin, no run, just outside off, left alone by Haddin

85.2

Roach to Haddin, 1 run, a length delivery, a bit wide outside off, Haddin goes for the booming cover drive, gets an inside edge to fine leg

85.3

Roach to North, no run, shoulders arms to this one

85.4

Roach to North, no run, full ball just outside off, a good-looking drive sends the ball speeding to mid-off, but can't beat the fielder there

85.5

Roach to North, no run, left alone to the keeper this time, ball swings after passing the stumps giving the keeper a hard time

85.6

Roach to North, FOUR, what a shot that is! shortish ball just outside off, North sways under it and dabs it above slips for four

End of over 86 (6 runs) Australia 311/5

    • MJ North 40 (66b 6x4)
    • BJ Haddin 1 (16b)
    • KAJ Roach 14-2-48-1
    • DJ Bravo 21-3-66-2
86.1

Rampaul to Haddin, no run, slightly overpitched, just outside off, punched to mid-off

86.2

Rampaul to Haddin, no run, same line from Rampaul, Haddin gets nicely behind the line and defends

86.3

Rampaul to Haddin, 1 no ball, Rampaul catches the no-ball fever now, a shortish ball just outside off, blocked off the backfoot

86.3

Rampaul to Haddin, no run, outside off, Haddin doesn't bother playing that one

86.4

Rampaul to Haddin, FOUR, lovely drive from Haddin, gets a big stride in and crunches the ball past a diving extra cover

86.5

Rampaul to Haddin, no run, well outside off, left to the keeper

86.6

Rampaul to Haddin, no run, ends the over with a short of length ball, in the channel outside off, defended to the off side

End of over 87 (5 runs) Australia 316/5

    • BJ Haddin 5 (23b 1x4)
    • MJ North 40 (66b 6x4)
    • R Rampaul 13-1-67-0
    • KAJ Roach 14-2-48-1
87.1

Roach to North, no run, mistimes his drive, the ball rolls back to the bowler

87.2

Roach to North, no run, 138.3kmh, short ball outside off, North sways out of the line of that one

87.3

Roach to North, no run, 139.5kmh short ball this time, same line, same response from the batsman

87.4

Roach to North, no run, 142.1kmh, fuller this time, about a foot outside off, North is happy to shoulder arms

87.5

Roach to North, no run, North is struck on the forearm, by a 139kmh delivery, it was short and on middle and off, North takes his eyes off the ball and looks to duck, doesn't get out of the way in time and is hit, doesn't look to be concerned by the blow though

87.6

Roach to North, no run, effort ball to end the over, 146kmh, outside off and left alone

End of over 88 (maiden) Australia 316/5

    • MJ North 40 (72b 6x4)
    • BJ Haddin 5 (23b 1x4)
    • KAJ Roach 15-3-48-1
    • R Rampaul 13-1-67-0
88.1

Rampaul to Haddin, no run, Haddin is also content leaving deliveries he doesn't have to play at

88.2

Rampaul to Haddin, no run, length ball on off, defended towards point by Haddin

88.3

Rampaul to Haddin, no run, length ball, angling into middle and off, defended towards short cover

88.4

Rampaul to Haddin, no run, in the corridor outside off, Haddin shoulders arms

88.5

Rampaul to Haddin, no run

88.6

Rampaul to Haddin, FOUR, fullish ball on off, Haddin gets forward and cracks that past the bowler for four, superb timing on that one

End of over 89 (4 runs) Australia 320/5

    • BJ Haddin 9 (29b 2x4)
    • MJ North 40 (72b 6x4)
    • R Rampaul 14-1-71-0
    • KAJ Roach 15-3-48-1

Final over of the day coming up

89.1

Roach to North, no run, North defends the first ball towards backward point

89.2

Roach to North, no run, shortish ball outside off, North sways out of the way

89.3

Roach to North, 2 runs, 145.9 kmh, half-volley on the pads, drilled to mid-on where Benn misfields

89.4

Roach to North, no run, Roach reverts to the short ball outside off attack, North continues to get out of the line of the ball

89.5

Roach to North, no run, gets behind the line of the ball and blocks it back to the bowler

89.6

Roach to North, no run, safely negotiates the final ball of the day, on middle and leg, pushed towards mid-on

And that's stumps on the first day of Test cricket in the Australian summer. Australia looked to be on top for much of the day, through half-centuries to Simon Katich, Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey. But West Indies kept in touch with five wickets and if they can pick up some early breakthroughs on the second day they'll be still well and truly in it. Many apologies for the technical difficulties that plagued us today, and thanks for your patience. Please join us again at 10am Brisbane time tomorrow for the second day's play. In the meantime, check out Peter English's bulletin, which will very shortly be updated, and keep an eye on our Facebook page. Bye for now.

End of over 90 (2 runs) Australia 322/5

    • MJ North 42 (78b 6x4)
    • BJ Haddin 9 (29b 2x4)
    • KAJ Roach 16-3-50-1
    • R Rampaul 14-1-71-0

9.58am Right, here come the players! It's a fine and sunny day in Brisbane but the news for West Indies isn't great first up. Jerome Taylor has a hip problem and isn't out on the field at the start of play. It's Ravi Rampaul to start off from the Vulture Street End.

9.45am While we're waiting for the start of play, have you read Alex Brown's piece on Shane Watson's opening prospects.

I'm Brydon Coverdale, by the way, and I'll be taking you through until lunch, when I'll hand over the commentary duties to Lawrie Colliver.

For all our Australian readers, remember there are three Sheffield Shield matches being played today as well, and you can keep up to date with the scores via the links on the Cricinfo homepage. There's some rain about in Hobart for the final day of Tasmania v South Australia, Victoria are about to start batting against Queensland at the MCG, and Western Australia's home game against New South Wales starts in a couple of hours.

9.30am Good morning and welcome to the second day's play between Australia and West Indies. The visitors need some quick wickets this morning to prevent Australia getting away; from Australia's perspective they'll be looking to push on well into the 400s.

As Mark Nicholas says "Gday", I can't help being reminded of an old episode of the Australian sitcom Frontline where Mike Moore proves utterly unable to pronounce the term convincingly. Mark Nicholas hasn't done much better I'm afraid.

90.1

Rampaul to Haddin, no run, on the pads immediately, Haddin hasn't managed to get bat on that and it was sliding down leg

90.2

Rampaul to Haddin, no run, 134kph, half-volley outside off and Haddin looks for the drive, clunks it into the off side and can't beat the field

And another delay here due to someone moving behind the bowler's arm. A photographer, no less.

90.3

Rampaul to Haddin, no run, better line and length outside off, Haddin lets this one go

90.4

Rampaul to Haddin, no run, 134kph, Rampaul's speed is consistent, Haddin defends

90.5

Rampaul to Haddin, 1 no ball, Haddin defends with a straight bat again, and Rampaul has overstepped, that's the 15th no-ball of the innings

90.5

Rampaul to Haddin, no run, on the stumps, Haddin pushes it away to leg

90.6

Rampaul to Haddin, no run, nudged away defensively

End of over 91 (1 run) Australia 323/5

    • BJ Haddin 9 (36b 2x4)
    • MJ North 42 (78b 6x4)
    • R Rampaul 15-1-72-0
    • KAJ Roach 16-3-50-1

Kemar Roach takes up the attack

91.1

Roach to North, no run, half a shout for lbw, but certainly pitching outside leg

91.2

Roach to North, no run, 135kph, angled across North, who lets it go through to Ramdin

91.3

Roach to North, no run, straighter line, North can still leave it alone though

Roach needs an early wicket if his desire to knock Australia off for under 350 is to be achieved

91.4

Roach to North, no run, left alone once again

91.5

Roach to North, no run, again pushing across North, no swing from Roach at this stage, and North doesn't offer a shot

91.6

Roach to North, 2 runs, this time North guides it behind point, just helped it on its way down towards third man

End of over 92 (2 runs) Australia 325/5

    • MJ North 44 (84b 6x4)
    • BJ Haddin 9 (36b 2x4)
    • KAJ Roach 17-3-52-1
    • R Rampaul 15-1-72-0
92.1

Rampaul to Haddin, no run, solid drive from Haddin, that one sounded good but went straight to the man at mid-off

92.2

Rampaul to Haddin, no run, on the pads and Haddin can't get it away

Two slips and a gully in place

92.3

Rampaul to Haddin, no run, driven to cover, Haddin hasn't found the gaps so far this morning

92.4

Rampaul to Haddin, no run, Rampaul probes outside off again, Haddin crunches it to cover

92.5

Rampaul to Haddin, no run, Haddin goes the off-drive and gets a thick outside edge towards point

92.6

Rampaul to Haddin, no run, left alone outside off, just a hint of curve away, and that's a maiden

Not an enormous crowd in once again today, although the good thing about the Gabba is because of all the different coloured seats, it never looks empty

End of over 93 (maiden) Australia 325/5

    • BJ Haddin 9 (42b 2x4)
    • MJ North 44 (84b 6x4)
    • R Rampaul 16-2-72-0
    • KAJ Roach 17-3-52-1
93.1

Roach to North, no run, Roach doesn't give North any room outside off there, it's defended

93.2

Roach to North, no run, left alone outside off

93.3

Roach to North, no run, pushing across North again, no swing from Roach, and it sails through to Denesh Ramdin

93.4

Roach to North, no run, straighter line and North clips it to leg, can't find the gap though

93.5

Roach to North, no run, no shot offered again, North is being extra watchful this morning

93.6

Roach to North, no run, left alone once again

Nikhil emails in: "Roach looks to be a fast bowler with an attitude, its always fun to see. Although he needs to back up his comments if he wants people to take him seriously." Well Nikhil, he did bowl well yesterday, and the ball that got Ponting was an absolute gem.

End of over 94 (maiden) Australia 325/5

    • MJ North 44 (90b 6x4)
    • BJ Haddin 9 (42b 2x4)
    • KAJ Roach 18-4-52-1
    • R Rampaul 16-2-72-0

There's a short catching cover in for Haddin, not a bad position if you're a sharp catcher

94.1

Rampaul to Haddin, 1 run, driven down towards mid-off

94.2

Rampaul to North, no run, play and a miss! Rampaul gets one to seam away from North, who nibbles at it

94.3

Rampaul to North, no run, pushed across North again, and he's happy to let them go

94.4

Rampaul to North, 1 run, nicely done there by North, got on right on off stump and just bunted into the off side and took off for a sharp single

94.5

Rampaul to Haddin, no run, lovely ball, Rampaul seams it in to Haddin, who cops it on the thigh

94.6

Rampaul to Haddin, no run, straight-bat defence this time from Haddin

End of over 95 (2 runs) Australia 327/5

    • BJ Haddin 10 (45b 2x4)
    • MJ North 45 (93b 6x4)
    • R Rampaul 17-2-74-0
    • KAJ Roach 18-4-52-1
95.1

Roach to North, no run, bang! Roach shows some hostility now with a bouncer that's right on line, North tries to get out of the way and in the end takes it on the shoulder

95.2

Roach to North, no run, short of a length, North guides it down towards gully

95.3

Roach to North, no run, good line, just outside off, making North play at last, and he defends

95.4

Roach to North, no run, lovely looking drive from North, but unfortunately for him it finds the man at mid-off

95.5

Roach to North, 1 run, guided away to third man for a single

95.6

Roach to Haddin, FOUR, and Haddin gets this one away to the boundary, he's just helped it on its way behind point, using the pace of the ball

End of over 96 (5 runs) Australia 332/5

    • BJ Haddin 14 (46b 3x4)
    • MJ North 46 (98b 6x4)
    • KAJ Roach 19-4-57-1
    • R Rampaul 17-2-74-0

Time for Dwayne Bravo to have a go, he's around the wicket to North

96.1

Bravo to North, no run, prodded away towards cover

96.2

Bravo to North, no run, 124kph, curving in from the angle, North is forward to defend

96.3

Bravo to North, no run, left alone outside off again

96.4

Bravo to North, no run, straight bat from North, he drives this one down towards mid-on

96.5

Bravo to North, 1 run, curving in towards middle stump, North clips between midwicket and mid-on and picks up a single

Mid-on and square leg are the only legside fielders to Haddin

96.6

Bravo to Haddin, FOUR, and Bravo drifts onto leg, Haddin clips to fine leg and there's an easy boundary

Why would you bowl there with nearly all your fielders on the off side?

End of over 97 (5 runs) Australia 337/5

    • BJ Haddin 18 (47b 4x4)
    • MJ North 47 (103b 6x4)
    • DJ Bravo 22-3-71-2
    • KAJ Roach 19-4-57-1
97.1

Roach to North, 1 run, North gets some room outside off and guides it away to deep point - not sure why there's a deep point, but there you go

97.2

Roach to Haddin, no run, 139kph bouncer from Roach, but it's just high enough that Haddin can duck under it

97.3

Roach to Haddin, no run, Haddin is solid in defence there, a dead-straight ball on off stump

97.4

Roach to Haddin, no run, that one stays a touch low outside off, Haddin pushes it away

And for the second time this morning Haddin backs out just as the bowler is in his delivery stride. Haddin does have a habit of looking down at his toes and only looking up very, very late

97.5

Roach to Haddin, no run, on off stump, Haddin defends again

97.6

Roach to Haddin, no run, Haddin dabs outside off and misses

Roach is looking easily the most dangerous of the bowlers this morning, although of course having Taylor off the field is a major blow

End of over 98 (1 run) Australia 338/5

    • BJ Haddin 18 (52b 4x4)
    • MJ North 48 (104b 6x4)
    • KAJ Roach 20-4-58-1
    • DJ Bravo 22-3-71-2
98.1

Bravo to North, no run, Bravo curves it in from around the wicket again, North drives with the straightest bat you could see, but back to the bowler

98.2

Bravo to North, 1 run, North goes for the cut this time, and finds the man at deep point

98.3

Bravo to Haddin, 1 run, a lot of width there for Haddin, who carves through cover but can't get more than a single

98.4

Bravo to North, 1 run, drives to cover and North gets through for a single to bring up his half-century

It's worth noting that the four previous times in Tests that North has passed fifty, he has gone on to make 117, 125*, 96 and 110

98.5

Bravo to Haddin, no run, straight-bat defence again from Haddin

98.6

Bravo to Haddin, no run, driven to mid-off, Haddin can't beat the field

Now then, Alex Brown has the update on Jerome Taylor's injury. Not good news at all.

End of over 99 (3 runs) Australia 341/5

    • BJ Haddin 19 (55b 4x4)
    • MJ North 50 (107b 6x4)
    • DJ Bravo 23-3-74-2
    • KAJ Roach 20-4-58-1
99.1

Roach to North, 3 runs, good shot from North, he's latched onto a half-volley outside off and crunches a drive through cover, though it's pulled up inside the rope

99.2

Roach to Haddin, 1 run, stays a fraction low, Haddin defends edgily and gets a single

99.3

Roach to North, no run, on off stump, North defends

99.4

Roach to North, no run, angled across North, who lets it go

99.5

Roach to North, no run, Roach goes for the bouncer again, it's a good idea but this one is too high and leg-side, so North can easily avoid it

99.6

Roach to North, no run, right on line now, North defends

End of over 100 (4 runs) Australia 345/5

    • MJ North 53 (112b 6x4)
    • BJ Haddin 20 (56b 4x4)
    • KAJ Roach 21-4-62-1
    • DJ Bravo 23-3-74-2
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