West Indies in Australia ODI Series - 5th ODI

Australia v West Indies

Australia won by 125 runs

14.25 We are all set for the start, two slips in place, nearly empty stands, Watson on strike

14.10 Australia have made three changes. Steven Smith makes his debut, Clint McKay and Brad Haddin are back in the XI.

Bad news for West Indies fans, there's no Kemar Roach in the line-up. RichieScotty from Canada asks: "What does Nash have to do to get a game........Simmons must feel very lucky."

Wahlberg from India says: "With these many changes in every ODI Oz are showing that they have perfect replacement for everyone."

13.55 Toss Australia have won the toss and will bat.

13.50 Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the final ODI between Australia and West Indies. The home side have already wrapped this series up, but are aiming to continue their unbeaten summer.

0.1

Rampaul to Watson, no run, starts with a back of length ball outside off, left to the keeper

0.2

Rampaul to Watson, no run, similar length just outside off, defended off the backfoot towards the off side

0.3

Rampaul to Watson, no run, fuller this time, on middle and leg, pushed towards mid-on this time

0.4

Rampaul to Watson, no run, length ball just outside off, Watson keeps bat and pad together as he defends solidly

0.5

Rampaul to Watson, 1 run, back of a length and outside off, slashed off the backfoot towards backward point

0.6

Rampaul to Haddin, no run, length ball angling into the pads, a confident punch to mid-on, straight towards the fielder

End of over 1 (1 run) Australia 1/0 (RR: 1.00)
BJ Haddin    0* (1b)      R Rampaul    1-0-1-0
SR Watson    1* (5b)     

1.1

Smith to Watson, 1 run, length ball on the pads, tickled down to fine leg

Ken has some tips for Brendan Nash: "Brendan Nash should pack his bags and come to Canada; the Canadians would accept him with open arms."

1.2

Smith to Haddin, no run, back of a length ball just outside off, pushed towards cover

1.3

Smith to Haddin, 1 run, fullish ball on offstump, pushed towards mid-off, a sharp single is taken

1.4

Smith to Watson, no run, that ball jumps up sharply, Watson was looking to defend from the crease, is struck on the wrists

1.5

Smith to Watson, no run

1.6

Smith to Watson, FOUR, short of length ball on the pads, a wonderfully timed clip off the pads send the ball racing to the square-leg boundary

End of over 2 (6 runs) Australia 7/0 (RR: 3.50)
SR Watson    6* (9b 1x4)      DR Smith    1-0-6-0
BJ Haddin    1* (3b)      R Rampaul    1-0-1-0

2.1

Rampaul to Haddin, no run, fullish ball, punched towards mid-on

2.2

Rampaul to Haddin, no run, shout for lbw, turned down, pitching just outside off, and angling in, umpire thinks it's sliding down leg, and it hit the top of the flap of the back leg as well, Hawk-eye shows it's just hitting the top of leg, tough to give those

2.3

Rampaul to Haddin, 1 run, length delivery on the stumps, Haddin clips it towards mid off for a quick single

2.4

Rampaul to Watson, no run, tried to flick a legstump delivery, doesn't get bat on a ball that should have been put away

2.5

Rampaul to Watson, 1 run, another attempted flick, inside-edged onto the pads

2.6

Rampaul to Haddin, 1 run, eased towards mid-on for a single

End of over 3 (3 runs) Australia 10/0 (RR: 3.33)
BJ Haddin    3* (7b)      R Rampaul    2-0-4-0
SR Watson    7* (11b 1x4)      DR Smith    1-0-6-0

3.1

Smith to Haddin, no run

3.2

Smith to Haddin, FOUR, lovely hit from Haddin, comes down the track and lofts the ball for a one-bounce four to long-on

3.3

Smith to Haddin, no run, dropped by Dowlin, simple chance to his left at second slip, Haddin looked to guide the ball towards third man, only gets it towards Dowlin, who really should have held on to that one

3.4

Smith to Haddin, no run

3.5

Smith to Haddin, no run, another drop, this was a much tougher chance though, Haddin absolutely lashed the ball back towards the bowler, who tries to catch the ball which is coming neck high at him but can't hang on

3.6

Smith to Haddin, no run, full ball just outside off, Haddin squeezes it into the ground and it reaches the keeper on the bouncer

End of over 4 (4 runs) Australia 14/0 (RR: 3.50)
BJ Haddin    7* (13b 1x4)      DR Smith    2-0-10-0
SR Watson    7* (11b 1x4)      R Rampaul    2-0-4-0

4.1

Rampaul to Watson, no run, shortish ball just outside off, Watson gets behind the line and defends off the back foot

4.2

Rampaul to Watson, FOUR, half-volley on the pads, caressed wide of mid-on for a boundary, easy for Watson

4.3

Rampaul to Watson, SIX, even better from Watson, overpitched again, Watson takes a stride forward and slams the ball flat and straight for six

4.4

Rampaul to Watson, 1 no ball, not a great over this for West Indies, the bowler oversteps as he sends down another full ball on the pads, driven towards mid-on

4.4

Rampaul to Watson, 1 run, free-hit, a bouncer outside off, Watson hacks at it outside off, top-edge swirls over the head of cover point

4.5

Rampaul to Haddin, 1 run, length ball on middle and off, punched down the ground, mid-on moves across to his left to cut it off

4.6

Rampaul to Watson, 1 run, back of a length and just outside off, played with an angled bat towards backward point

End of over 5 (14 runs) Australia 28/0 (RR: 5.60)
SR Watson    19* (17b 2x4 1x6)      R Rampaul    3-0-18-0
BJ Haddin    8* (14b 1x4)      DR Smith    2-0-10-0

5.1

Smith to Watson, no run, short of length outside off, defended solidly off the backfoot

5.2

Smith to Watson, 1 run, short ball is pulled away by Watson, along the ground to deep square leg

5.3

Smith to Haddin, 1 run, overpitched on middle and leg, Haddin punches the ball towards mid-on, Pollard fields and throws down the stumps at the non-striker's end, Haddin had made his ground in time though

5.4

Smith to Watson, 2 runs, short and a bit of width, slapped past cover point by Watson

5.5

Smith to Watson, no run, on the pads, short of length, defended towards the leg side

5.6

Smith to Watson, 1 run, pulled by Watson, not along the ground this time, the fielder in the deep waqs interested for a while, but it lands short of him

End of over 6 (5 runs) Australia 33/0 (RR: 5.50)
SR Watson    23* (22b 2x4 1x6)      DR Smith    3-0-15-0
BJ Haddin    9* (15b 1x4)      R Rampaul    3-0-18-0

Haddin has nine from 15 balls. Watchful partner.

6.1

Rampaul to Watson, 1 wide, wide down the leg side, just sprayed down Watson's pads

6.1

Rampaul to Watson, FOUR, he like's that shot, just tees off down the ground with a big lofted shot off the front foot, intentionally hitting in the air and the ball goes miles up and beats long-on

6.2

Rampaul to Watson, 1 run, better length, gets some cut, Watson nudges to the leg side

6.3

Rampaul to Haddin, 1 run, fuller ball, hit with hard hands across the line toward midwicket

6.4

Rampaul to Watson, 1 run, shorter in length, Watson allows it come on and then rotates the strike with a gentle dab toward backward point, using the pace of the ball

6.5

Rampaul to Haddin, 1 run, turns this one off middle and leg to wide of backward square

6.6

Rampaul to Watson, no run, slides down leg stumps, he swings and misses, the ball thudding off his pads to square leg

End of over 7 (9 runs) Australia 42/0 (RR: 6.00)
SR Watson    29* (26b 3x4 1x6)      R Rampaul    4-0-27-0
BJ Haddin    11* (17b 1x4)      DR Smith    3-0-15-0

"Sorry mum, we should be at school," reads a sign held up by two dudes in the stands.

7.1

Smith to Haddin, no run, big heave to one on a length, dragging it to the leg side

7.2

Smith to Haddin, 1 run, again off the front foot, going at the ball hard, turning it toward mid-on

7.3

Smith to Watson, 1 run, dropped at backward square leg, would have been a ripper! Watson flicks off his pads in the air, that ball was veering down and there for the hit, and Rampaul flings himself across to his left side but ends up parrying it away

Third catch gone down and we're in the eighth over. Terrible from West Indies.

7.4

Smith to Haddin, no run, short of a length, Haddin gets back and across and defends

7.5

Smith to Haddin, no run, gets back and defends again

7.6

Smith to Haddin, SIX, shot! Fuller ball, angling in, and Haddin picks it up over mid-on

Superb clean hit, just going through the line. Pity there are no more viewers in.

End of over 8 (8 runs) Australia 50/0 (RR: 6.25)
BJ Haddin    18* (22b 1x4 1x6)      DR Smith    4-0-23-0
SR Watson    30* (27b 3x4 1x6)      R Rampaul    4-0-27-0

Gayle turns to spin in the form of Miller. No slips in place. Men around the circle.

8.1

Miller to Watson, no run, short ball, some turn, Watson goes back and punches to cover

8.2

Miller to Watson, 1 run, slower in the air, dipping on the pads, clipped to midwicket

8.3

Miller to Haddin, 1 run, tosses up invitingly just outside off and down goes Haddin, kneeling before reaching out and slogging across the line, not a clean hit but it drops safely

8.4

Miller to Watson, no run, flat and quick, goes back and cuts toward backward point

8.5

Miller to Watson, no run, straighter one, slides on and just misses the bat as Watson is hurried into a late dab, just struck on the flap outside the line of impact, well bowled Miller

8.6

Miller to Watson, 1 run, short and he rocks back to pull past midwicket for one

End of over 9 (3 runs) Australia 53/0 (RR: 5.88)
SR Watson    32* (32b 3x4 1x6)      NO Miller    1-0-3-0
BJ Haddin    19* (23b 1x4 1x6)      DR Smith    4-0-23-0

Double change: here's Sammy.

9.1

Sammy to Watson, no run, good ball to begin with, right up there on off and making Watson defend

9.2

Sammy to Watson, no run, shorter in length, no room on offer, and Watson goes back to block

9.3

Sammy to Watson, no run, good ball, on a length on off stump and Watson can only defend

9.4

Sammy to Watson, SIX, well played, after three tidy balls Watson decides to take Sammy on, and does so to the half-volley with one of his preferred shots, the aerial drive over mid-on, hit through the line, and the ball sails over the man at long-on, superb shot

9.5

Sammy to Watson, 1 run, full on the pads and flicked out to the deep

9.6

Sammy to Haddin, no run, nice drive to one floated up outside off, but he can't beat point

End of over 10 (7 runs) Australia 60/0 (RR: 6.00)
BJ Haddin    19* (24b 1x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    1-0-7-0
SR Watson    39* (37b 3x4 2x6)      NO Miller    1-0-3-0

Bowling Powerplay taken

10.1

Miller to Watson, no run, first ball of the over is defended solidly off the front foot

10.2

Miller to Watson, 1 run, back of a length ball is punched down to long-on

10.3

Miller to Haddin, no run, fuller this time, tucked towards midwicket

10.4

Miller to Haddin, no run, shortish ball, just outside off, batsman makes room and slashes it towards backward point

10.5

Miller to Haddin, 1 run, sliding onto the pads, arm ball, turned towards short fine leg

10.6

Miller to Watson, 1 run, on middle and leg, Watson stands tall and eases the ball towards mid-on

End of over 11 (3 runs) Australia 63/0 (RR: 5.72)
SR Watson    41* (40b 3x4 2x6)      NO Miller    2-0-6-0
BJ Haddin    20* (27b 1x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    1-0-7-0

11.1

Sammy to Watson, no run, short of length ball just outside off, solidly defended

11.2

Sammy to Watson, no run, Watson misses out on that one, the fine leg is in the circle, the ball was on the pads, if Watson had got it past that fielder, it was four runs, but he glances it straight at him

11.3

Sammy to Watson, no run, shortish ball just outside off, carved towards backward point

11.4

Sammy to Watson, 2 runs, driven down towards midwicket

11.5

Sammy to Watson, 1 run, a wristy whip towards deep square leg

11.6

Sammy to Haddin, 1 run, Haddin glances it to backward square leg for a single

End of over 12 (4 runs) Australia 67/0 (RR: 5.58)
BJ Haddin    21* (28b 1x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    2-0-11-0
SR Watson    44* (45b 3x4 2x6)      NO Miller    2-0-6-0

12.1

Miller to Haddin, 1 run, Haddin is down the ground, lofts the ball towards long-on, mistimed, reaches the fielder after a few bounces

12.2

Miller to Watson, no run, a quicker delivery, driven to mid-on

12.3

Miller to Watson, no run, floated up on the middle and leg, Watson blocks it

12.4

Miller to Watson, 1 run, a wild throw form Sammy at cover, lobs it over the keeper after Watson pokes it towards him

12.5

Miller to Haddin, SIX, this time Haddin charges out of the crease, gets to the pitch of the ball and clobbers it over long-on for six

12.6

Miller to Haddin, no run

End of over 13 (8 runs) Australia 75/0 (RR: 5.76)
BJ Haddin    28* (31b 1x4 2x6)      NO Miller    3-0-14-0
SR Watson    45* (48b 3x4 2x6)      DJG Sammy    2-0-11-0

13.1

Sammy to Watson, SIX, what a way to bring up your half-century, Watson slams that one wide of long-on for a six

13.2

Sammy to Watson, no run, played down to short third man, straight at the fielder, so no run

13.3

Sammy to Watson, OUT, well, that was a poor delivery to get out on, a full toss outside off, it was an attempted slower delivery, Watson looks to clear deep midwicket but his hoick can't clear the fielder there, a much-needed breakthrough for the Windes

SR Watson c Smith b Sammy 51 (51b 3x4 3x6) SR: 100.00

13.4

Sammy to Haddin, no run

13.5

Sammy to Haddin, no run, full ball outside off, driven firmly back to the bowler

13.6

Sammy to Haddin, 1 run, chops the ball towards backward point

End of over 14 (7 runs) Australia 82/1 (RR: 5.85)
BJ Haddin    29* (34b 1x4 2x6)      DJG Sammy    3-0-18-1
RT Ponting    0* (0b)      NO Miller    3-0-14-0

Pollard into the attack

14.1

Pollard to Haddin, 1 run, back of a length and into the pads, tucked towards midwicket by Haddin

14.2

Pollard to Ponting, 1 run, again on the pads, easily clipped towards square leg for another single

14.3

Pollard to Haddin, no run, back of a length and just outside off, Haddin looks to guide the ball towards third man, doesn't beat the man in the ring

14.4

Pollard to Haddin, no run, same length, just outside off, Haddin defends back towards the bowler

14.5

Pollard to Haddin, 1 run, on middle stump, Haddin shuffles across and nudges the ball towards square leg

14.6

Pollard to Ponting, no run, short of length and well outside off, Ponting gets forward and jabs the ball towards point

End of over 15 (3 runs) Australia 85/1 (RR: 5.66)
RT Ponting    1* (2b)      KA Pollard    1-0-3-0
BJ Haddin    31* (38b 1x4 2x6)      DJG Sammy    3-0-18-1

15.1

Sammy to Haddin, 1 run, length ball just outside off, driven towards mid-off

15.2

Sammy to Ponting, no run, length ball on middle, Ponting pushes it back towards the bowler's right

15.3

Sammy to Ponting, no run, a touch shorter and outside off, slashed towards backward point, smart fielding there

15.4

Sammy to Ponting, 1 run, easy single after punching the ball towards wide mid-on

15.5

Sammy to Haddin, no run, almost a yorker, just outside off, Haddin blocks it towards the off side

15.6

Sammy to Haddin, no run, short of a length and outside off, driven towards extra cover

End of over 16 (2 runs) Australia 87/1 (RR: 5.43)
BJ Haddin    32* (41b 1x4 2x6)      DJG Sammy    4-0-20-1
RT Ponting    2* (5b)      KA Pollard    1-0-3-0

16.1

Pollard to Ponting, 1 run, well outside off, Ponting checks his shot to get the ball away towards backward point

16.2

Pollard to Haddin, OUT, bowled! not a replay Haddin will like to see again, the ball was miles outside off, Haddin was looking to mow it to the leg side, gets a bottom-edge that sends the ball onto the base of offstump, it's not been a great summer with the bat for Haddin

BJ Haddin b Pollard 32 (42b 1x4 2x6) SR: 76.19

16.3

Pollard to Clarke, 1 wide, Clarke is greeted with a mis-directed bouncer, going down the leg side

16.3

Pollard to Clarke, no run, length ball well outside off, Clarke watchfully lets it go

16.4

Pollard to Clarke, no run, pushed off the backfoot towards cover point

16.5

Pollard to Clarke, no run, back of a length ball on middle and off, defended towards mid-on

16.6

Pollard to Clarke, no run, full and outside off, driven firmly to short cover

End of over 17 (2 runs) Australia 89/2 (RR: 5.23)
MJ Clarke    0* (4b)      KA Pollard    2-0-5-1
RT Ponting    3* (6b)      DJG Sammy    4-0-20-1

17.1

Sammy to Ponting, 1 run, played with soft hands towards deep square leg, thinks of taking the second but decides against it

17.2

Sammy to Clarke, no run, 'Wait on' is the call after Clarke pushes the ball towards mid-on

17.3

Sammy to Clarke, no run, this time the ball is driven to mid-on, Clarke charges out of the crease for a single but then heads back

Suri from Australia:"No matter how much AUS make today, it would be good if Gayle plays a responsible innings as the lower middle order are trying hard to win the match but its all undone by the top order that is unable to provide a good platform."

17.4

Sammy to Clarke, 3 runs, Clarke leans across and flicks the ball from outside off past a diving mid-on, not enough on it to reach the boundary

17.5

Sammy to Ponting, no run, chop a ball that is well outside off towards backward point

17.6

Sammy to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting pulls a short ball, keeps it along the ground, a direct hit from the deep meant Australia could have taken an extra run, but the umpire Billy Bowden had already called for drinks, so they don't take it, Billy races towards the dressing-room as soon as the drinks van comes on

Shahab: "Suri,i think gayle should play his natural game,thats when he does best.if he plays his natural game,the others can play the supporting roles."

End of over 18 (5 runs) Australia 94/2 (RR: 5.22)
RT Ponting    5* (9b)      DJG Sammy    5-0-25-1
MJ Clarke    3* (7b)      KA Pollard    2-0-5-1

18.1

Pollard to Ponting, 1 run, wide outside off, Ponting drives towards cover for a single

18.2

Pollard to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke helps himself to an easy single after punching the ball to long-on

18.3

Pollard to Ponting, 1 run, short ball just outside off, cut away towards point

18.4

Pollard to Clarke, 1 run, waltzes down the track to a back of length ball, eases the ball to mid-on and zips through for a single

18.5

Pollard to Ponting, 1 run, same length from Pollard, Ponting stands tall and punches past a diving short cover

18.6

Pollard to Clarke, 1 run, length ball outside off, chopped towards backward point for a single to bring up the Australian 100

End of over 19 (6 runs) Australia 100/2 (RR: 5.26)
MJ Clarke    6* (10b)      KA Pollard    3-0-11-1
RT Ponting    8* (12b)      DJG Sammy    5-0-25-1

19.1

Sammy to Clarke, 1 run, middle stump delivery, Clarke walks across and whips the ball to square leg

19.2

Sammy to Ponting, no run, shortish ball just outside off, Ponting gets behind the line and defends back towards the bowler

19.3

Sammy to Ponting, 1 run, short of length outside off, Ponting opens the face to steer the ball towards backward point

19.4

Sammy to Clarke, 1 run, on middle and off, easy single by punching the ball towards long-on

19.5

Sammy to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting gets the simple single this time, pushing the ball towards mid-off

19.6

Sammy to Clarke, no run, 'Wait on,' shouts Clarke after punching the ball towards cover off the front foot

Mark form Australia: "I'm so glad that Ponting and Clarke are in...now we get to see the exciting game of tip and run singles!"

End of over 20 (4 runs) Australia 104/2 (RR: 5.20)
MJ Clarke    8* (13b)      DJG Sammy    6-0-29-1
RT Ponting    10* (15b)      KA Pollard    3-0-11-1

20.1

Pollard to Ponting, 1 run, on the pads, defended towards the leg side

20.2

Pollard to Clarke, 1 run, again straying onto the pads, guided down to fine leg for a single

20.3

Pollard to Ponting, 2 runs, Pollard sends a slower ball, Ponting mistimes his shot, gets the ball away towards wide long-on though

20.4

Pollard to Ponting, 1 run, this time Ponting shuffles across and helps the ball to short fine leg

20.5

Pollard to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke punches the ball down the ground and helps himself to a single

Plenty of contrasting opinion on Gayle. Thisara from Australia: "Shahab... I think good players must be able to adjust their game according to the situation. So natural game doesn't mean much to me. Mike Hussey is the best player I have seen who does exactly what's needed at the time."

20.6

Pollard to Ponting, 1 run, short and a bit wide, Ponting slaps it towards sweeper cover

End of over 21 (7 runs) Australia 111/2 (RR: 5.28)
RT Ponting    15* (19b)      KA Pollard    4-0-18-1
MJ Clarke    10* (15b)      DJG Sammy    6-0-29-1

21.1

Sammy to Ponting, 2 runs, Ponting pulls the ball down to deep backward square leg

21.2

Sammy to Ponting, 1 run, full and outside off, driven down towards mid-off for an easy single

21.3

Sammy to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke continues to get the single by pushing the ball to long-on

21.4

Sammy to Ponting, 1 run, shortish ball on off, Ponting punches off the backfoot towards cover

21.5

Sammy to Clarke, 1 run, a bit of an edge as Clarke looks to carve the ball through off, trickles down to third man

21.6

Sammy to Ponting, no run, defends a back of length ball outside off towards point

Ben from Australia: "Shahab, Gayle's natural game is to get out on bollinger's ball...that what he does best "

End of over 22 (6 runs) Australia 117/2 (RR: 5.31)
RT Ponting    19* (23b)      DJG Sammy    7-0-35-1
MJ Clarke    12* (17b)      KA Pollard    4-0-18-1

22.1

Pollard to Clarke, SIX, Clarke decides he's had enough of singles, charges down the track and hammers the ball over long-on for six

22.2

Pollard to Clarke, no run, blocked towards mid-off this time by Clarke

22.3

Pollard to Clarke, 1 run

22.4

Pollard to Ponting, 1 run, pushed to mid-on off the front foot for a single

David from Australia: "I agree with Shahab, Mr Gayle should play his naturally aggressive game. This shouldnt stop him from being responsible though. I think tis called controlled aggression."

22.5

Pollard to Clarke, 1 wide, way outside the offstump, left alone by Clarke

22.5

Pollard to Clarke, 1 run, pretty wide again, length ball, Clarke moves across and opens the face to steer the ball to third man

22.6

Pollard to Ponting, FOUR, half-volley on the pads, thank-you says Ponting, easy put away to fine leg for four

James from Australia: "As much as I hate to admit it, 50 over cricket has really lost it's gloss."

End of over 23 (14 runs) Australia 131/2 (RR: 5.69)
RT Ponting    24* (25b 1x4)      KA Pollard    5-0-32-1
MJ Clarke    20* (21b 1x6)      DJG Sammy    7-0-35-1

23.1

Gayle to Clarke, 1 run, sways back and chops the ball towards point

23.2

Gayle to Ponting, 1 run, brushed off the thigh pad towards midwicket

23.3

Gayle to Clarke, 1 run, waltzes down the track and pushes the ball to mid-on

23.4

Gayle to Ponting, no run, turns the ball towards square leg, straight towards the fielder

23.5

Gayle to Ponting, 1 run, length ball is driven to wide long-on for a single

23.6

Gayle to Clarke, no run, short ball, turning towards legstump, Clarke stands tall and flicks the ball, but can't beat the man at square leg

Steve: "@Mark, I know, tip and run singles in the first innings is what cricket is all about! I can't believe the crowd even bothered clapping Watto and Haddin's boring boundaries..."

End of over 24 (4 runs) Australia 135/2 (RR: 5.62)
MJ Clarke    22* (24b 1x6)      CH Gayle    1-0-4-0
RT Ponting    26* (28b 1x4)      KA Pollard    5-0-32-1

24.1

Miller to Ponting, 1 run, driven towards sweeper cover for a single

Rob: "Re Mark: This is how the one day game is played. Blast for 15, singles and the odd boundary for the next 25, and blast the last 10. Ponting and Clarke are two of the best players in one day cricket, and are the big reason why Australia can make upwards of 300 so often. Go watch the T/20 if you dont like it."

24.2

Miller to Clarke, 1 run, on the pads, turned towards midwicket for a single

24.3

Miller to Ponting, no run, shortish ball just outside off, driven to short mid-off

24.4

Miller to Ponting, 1 run, driven to long-on this time for a single

24.5

Miller to Clarke, no run, clips a length ball on the pads towards midwicket

24.6

Miller to Clarke, 1 run, nudged to square leg this time, wide of the fielder, so they get a run

End of over 25 (4 runs) Australia 139/2 (RR: 5.56)
MJ Clarke    24* (27b 1x6)      NO Miller    4-0-18-0
RT Ponting    28* (31b 1x4)      CH Gayle    1-0-4-0

25.1

Gayle to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke again dances down the pitch, clips the ball towards midwicket

Gregory Buchanan: "Mike Hussey might do what needs to be done but, I'm still gonna pay big money to watch Chris bat anyday!!!!"

25.2

Gayle to Ponting, 1 run, makes room and chops a ball just outside off towards backward point

25.3

Gayle to Clarke, 1 run, third single of the over, pushes towards cover this time

25.4

Gayle to Ponting, no run, too close to the midwicket fielder to get a run

25.5

Gayle to Ponting, 2 runs, down the leg side, helped along to fine leg

25.6

Gayle to Ponting, 1 run, more legstump offerings, dabbed to short fine leg again

End of over 26 (6 runs) Australia 145/2 (RR: 5.57)
RT Ponting    32* (35b 1x4)      CH Gayle    2-0-10-0
MJ Clarke    26* (29b 1x6)      NO Miller    4-0-18-0

26.1

Miller to Ponting, SIX, Ponting goes big, came down the track and gave himself some room as well, clubbed it over long-off for six to bring up the 150

26.2

Miller to Ponting, no run, blocked back to the bowler this time

26.3

Miller to Ponting, 1 run, takes the easy single to long-on this time

26.4

Miller to Clarke, 1 run, this time it's Clarke who gives the man at long-on some fielding practice

26.5

Miller to Ponting, 1 run, carved towards sweeper cover

26.6

Miller to Clarke, 1 run, why don't they bring long-on in? again Clarke pushes the ball towards long-on and walks through for the single

End of over 27 (10 runs) Australia 155/2 (RR: 5.74)
MJ Clarke    28* (31b 1x6)      NO Miller    5-0-28-0
RT Ponting    40* (39b 1x4 1x6)      CH Gayle    2-0-10-0

27.1

Gayle to Clarke, 2 runs, gets back and cuts just wide of backward point for two

27.2

Gayle to Clarke, 1 run, walks down and takes on the full, clipping past midwicket

27.3

Gayle to Ponting, 1 run, slower ball down the pads, he sweeps fine and gets it well

27.4

Gayle to Clarke, no run, walks out again, drives straight, Gayle falls as he intercepts

27.5

Gayle to Clarke, 1 run, finer line and he nudges it out to square leg

27.6

Gayle to Ponting, 2 runs, lines up a big swipe to one tossed up, connects well out to Smith at deep square leg, who over-runs the ball

End of over 28 (7 runs) Australia 162/2 (RR: 5.78)
RT Ponting    43* (41b 1x4 1x6)      CH Gayle    3-0-17-0
MJ Clarke    32* (35b 1x6)      NO Miller    5-0-28-0

Deonarine to bowl .... another shift from Gayle

28.1

Deonarine to Clarke, 1 run, tossed up outside off, driven off the front foot to extra cover

28.2

Deonarine to Ponting, 1 run, fuller on the pads, he walks into the shot and clips it away

28.3

Deonarine to Clarke, 1 run, fuller ball, good use of the feet results in a drive to long-off

28.4

Deonarine to Ponting, 1 run, tossed up, no turn, walks across and on-drives

28.5

Deonarine to Clarke, no run, flatter and slower, he gets back and defends

28.6

Deonarine to Clarke, no run, takes it off the pads with a bunt but straight to midwicket

End of over 29 (4 runs) Australia 166/2 (RR: 5.72)
MJ Clarke    34* (39b 1x6)      N Deonarine    1-0-4-0
RT Ponting    45* (43b 1x4 1x6)      CH Gayle    3-0-17-0

Miller also comes on ... lots of swaps happening here ...

29.1

Miller to Ponting, 1 run, slowly floated outside leg and Ponting turns it away for one

29.2

Miller to Clarke, 1 run, shorter, just, but Clarke pounces and slaps it past point

29.3

Miller to Ponting, 1 run, goes back and hammers this one into the off side as well

29.4

Miller to Clarke, no run, tossed up on the stumps, driven back to the bowler

29.5

Miller to Clarke, 1 run, dances out and clips against the turn into the gap at square leg

29.6

Miller to Ponting, 1 run, another drop! Wider ball outside leg stump, Ponting gets down and sweeps very hard to square leg where Deonarine jumps up and goes for it above his head but spills it

Tough chance, and it flew fast because Ponting slogged hard, but needed to be taken.

End of over 30 (5 runs) Australia 171/2 (RR: 5.70)
RT Ponting    48* (46b 1x4 1x6)      NO Miller    6-0-33-0
MJ Clarke    36* (42b 1x6)      N Deonarine    1-0-4-0

30.1

Deonarine to Ponting, 1 run, tossed up, Ponting comes out and works it away

30.2

Deonarine to Clarke, 1 run, driven off the front foot down the ground for one more

30.3

Deonarine to Ponting, 1 run, goes back and punches the ball to extra cover and raises the bat

30.4

Deonarine to Clarke, 1 run, pushed across Clarke who reaches out and steers it off the face

30.5

Deonarine to Ponting, 1 run, better length and some drift too, Ponting drives off the front foot to cover

30.6

Deonarine to Clarke, 1 run, steps out on dancing feet and drives the ball down to long-off

This is quality batting. Largely risk-free, with excellent footwork and placement.

End of over 31 (6 runs) Australia 177/2 (RR: 5.70)
MJ Clarke    39* (45b 1x6)      N Deonarine    2-0-10-0
RT Ponting    51* (49b 1x4 1x6)      NO Miller    6-0-33-0

31.1

Miller to Clarke, 1 run, again Clarke walks out and clips the ball on the full for a single

31.2

Miller to Ponting, FOUR, superb stroke for four! Ponting makes room to about the sixth or seventh stump and drives the flighted ball on the rise past extra cover

31.3

Miller to Ponting, 1 run, now he presses well forward and steers the ball to backward point, has a look up and sets off, Clarke responds but there's hesitation, then Hinds misses by some distance and they survive

31.4

Miller to Clarke, 1 run, comes forward and dabs the ball for one more

31.5

Miller to Ponting, FOUR, lovely shot, again he makes some room and this time lofts the ball over mid-off

31.6

Miller to Ponting, no run, tossed up on the pads and he drives away to midwicket

End of over 32 (11 runs) Australia 188/2 (RR: 5.87)
RT Ponting    60* (53b 3x4 1x6)      NO Miller    7-0-44-0
MJ Clarke    41* (47b 1x6)      N Deonarine    2-0-10-0

Rampaul returns ...

32.1

Rampaul to Clarke, no run, starts to press forward and then clips with the movement to square

32.2

Rampaul to Clarke, 1 leg bye, tries the shot across the line again but this one is shorter and raps him on the flap as he steps across the sticks, cuing an enthusiastic and optimistic appeal, no chance that was out because of the shuffle and the height, so the result is a leg bye

32.3

Rampaul to Ponting, 1 run, comes forward and drives the ball down the ground

32.4

Rampaul to Clarke, 2 runs, walks across again and works the ball past square leg

32.5

Rampaul to Clarke, no run, driven to cover, where the fielder deflects it away

32.6

Rampaul to Clarke, no run, ouch! Shorter in length, cuts back in sharply at a good height and smacks Clarke in the nether regions, pretty much flush, and down he goes to catch his breath

Bit of a breather and a drink for Clarke, who looks kinda flushed. Ponting also takes a swig. Gayle stands around looking at Clarke, on his knees. I'm sure there's some banter out there. Never fun, these moments. He's had the wind knocked out of him. But he's played well and Australia can push for a big total.

End of over 33 (4 runs) Australia 192/2 (RR: 5.81)
MJ Clarke    43* (52b 1x6)      R Rampaul    5-0-30-0
RT Ponting    61* (54b 3x4 1x6)      NO Miller    7-0-44-0

Pollard into the attack as Gayle makes change after change ...

33.1

Pollard to Ponting, OUT, and he strikes first ball! Is he the one-day Graeme Swann? First ball of his spell, Pollard hits a length and as the ball angles across Ponting opens the face and runs it off the face to a tumbling Ramdin who holds on to a neat catch

RT Ponting c †Ramdin b Pollard 61 (55b 3x4 1x6) SR: 110.90

Soft little dismissal that. Ponting wanted one to third man but ended up giving catching practice. They say drinks breaks can a be a distraction. Loud cheer as the local boy White strides out.

33.2

Pollard to White, no run, full ball outside off, White walks into it and drives to cover

33.3

Pollard to White, no run, straighter ball, better length, and White keeps it out

33.4

Pollard to White, FOUR, tries a short ball but at that pace it sits up like a tennis ball and White, getting inside the line, swats it past square leg for four

33.5

Pollard to White, no run, change of pace, fuller in length, pressed back with a full face

33.6

Pollard to White, no run, itching to come forward, White ends up adjusting to press it to point

End of over 34 (4 runs) Australia 196/3 (RR: 5.76)
CL White    4* (5b 1x4)      KA Pollard    6-0-36-2
MJ Clarke    43* (52b 1x6)      R Rampaul    5-0-30-0

Mandatory change of the ball ...

34.1

Rampaul to Clarke, 1 run, presses forward, Rampaul bowls it shorter, Clarke drives to short cover where Gayle gets some bad bounce and gets struck above the wrist, wincing in pain

34.2

Rampaul to White, no run, straighter ball, worked away to the leg side

34.3

Rampaul to White, no run, good ball, short of a length and pressing White back, he then tries to dab it to the off for one but gets sent back as the fielder swoops in

34.4

Rampaul to White, 1 run, shorter ball just outside off, allows it come on and then nudges it

34.5

Rampaul to Clarke, 1 run, walks back, Rampaul follows him, Clarke tucks it off the hips

34.6

Rampaul to White, no run, good ball, on the stumps and rising, White presses it back

Its 3 for 199.

End of over 35 (3 runs) Australia 199/3 (RR: 5.68)
CL White    5* (9b 1x4)      R Rampaul    6-0-33-0
MJ Clarke    45* (54b 1x6)      KA Pollard    6-0-36-2

35.1

Pollard to Clarke, 1 run, short outside off and he slaps it past square off the tiptoes to raise the 200 for Australia

35.2

Pollard to White, 2 runs, leans into a full and wide ball and crashes it on the rise past cover

35.3

Pollard to White, 1 run, on a length and this time he drives on the rise down to long-off

35.4

Pollard to Clarke, 1 run, short of a length, Clarke gets up and punches to mid-off

35.5

Pollard to White, no run, better length, White presses forward and has to defend

35.6

Pollard to White, 1 run, shorter ball, White gets up and slashes in the air wide of gully

End of over 36 (6 runs) Australia 205/3 (RR: 5.69)
CL White    9* (13b 1x4)      KA Pollard    7-0-42-2
MJ Clarke    47* (56b 1x6)      R Rampaul    6-0-33-0

36.1

Rampaul to White, 1 run, gets up and turns the ball past midwicket, who gives chase

36.2

Rampaul to Clarke, no run, nice and straight on a length and its driven back to Rampaul

36.3

Rampaul to Clarke, OUT, well there's an easy dismissal, but it looked tense for a few seconds! Rampaul digs it in, Clarke gets up to ride the bounce and turn the ball past midwicket but gets a leading edge that balloons up toward mid-on, Hinds runs in from the other side but its Deonarine from short midwicket who calls for it and takes it as he tumbles over with Hinds staring

MJ Clarke c Deonarine b Rampaul 47 (58b 0x4 1x6) SR: 81.03

So no fifty for Clarke as West Indies nip out two pretty so on together. Two big wickets too. White crossed so he will face.

36.4

Rampaul to White, 1 run, gets up and edges a short ball into the gap behind point

36.5

Rampaul to Voges, 1 run, short of a length on the hips, turned away to open his account

36.6

Rampaul to White, no run, pressed onto the back foot, he gets up and pushes to midwicket

End of over 37 (3 runs) Australia 208/4 (RR: 5.62)
CL White    11* (16b 1x4)      R Rampaul    7-0-36-1
AC Voges    1* (1b)      KA Pollard    7-0-42-2

37.1

Pollard to Voges, no run, pitches it up and Voges presses off the front foot

37.2

Pollard to Voges, 2 runs, short ball, cut off the back foot toward cover-point

37.3

Pollard to Voges, 1 run, slower ball on the legs, on-driven to the fielder

37.4

Pollard to White, no run, comes forward and goes hard at the ball, ends up checking the shot

37.5

Pollard to White, 1 run, stabs at one clipping in and turns it to the leg side

37.6

Pollard to Voges, no run, shorter in length and he goes back before turning it to midwicket

End of over 38 (4 runs) Australia 212/4 (RR: 5.57)
AC Voges    4* (5b)      KA Pollard    8-0-46-2
CL White    12* (18b 1x4)      R Rampaul    7-0-36-1

Smith gets a change of ends ...

38.1

Smith to White, no run, back of a length and this is defended back to Smith

38.2

Smith to White, 1 run, shorter in length, White steers it away wide of backward point

38.3

Smith to Voges, 1 leg bye, loud shout as a faster one aiming at leg stump just raps the pad as Voges attempts the nudge, he's late on the stroke but that ball was just doing too much

38.4

Smith to White, 1 run, presses forward and nudges the ball back down the track for one

38.5

Smith to Voges, no run, back of a length, gets back and pushes the ball to Smith

38.6

Smith to Voges, FOUR, much fuller and this time he drives a nice-looking shot between extra cover and mid-off

End of over 39 (7 runs) Australia 219/4 (RR: 5.61)
AC Voges    8* (8b 1x4)      DR Smith    5-0-29-0
CL White    14* (21b 1x4)      KA Pollard    8-0-46-2

Chang after change, here's Sammy ...

39.1

Sammy to White, 1 run, too straight so White works it away toward square leg

39.2

Sammy to Voges, 1 run, gets across and works this one to deep square leg

39.3

Sammy to White, no run, short of a length on middle and off, White presses forward and adjusts to defend, it goes on the bounce to Sammy's right and he sticks out a hand

39.4

Sammy to White, no run, loose drive outside off to a fuller one that pitches and deviates

39.5

Sammy to White, 1 run, on the walk, White drives on the rise to extra cover

39.6

Sammy to Voges, no run, shorter ball, Voges gets his back leg across and punches to cover

End of over 40 (3 runs) Australia 222/4 (RR: 5.55)
AC Voges    9* (10b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    8-0-38-1
CL White    16* (25b 1x4)      DR Smith    5-0-29-0

40.1

Smith to White, 1 run, punched on the rise to the off side

40.2

Smith to Voges, no run, straighter ball, short of a length, pushed back to the bowler

40.3

Smith to Voges, FOUR, gets some room and slashes a good shot behind point

40.4

Smith to Voges, 2 runs, full and wide, so he reaches out and drives between cover and point

40.5

Smith to Voges, 1 leg bye, full down leg stump, tries the flick and gets rapped on the boot

40.6

Smith to White, 1 run, overpitched on the stumps, White makes room and drives to long-off

End of over 41 (9 runs) Australia 231/4 (RR: 5.63)
CL White    18* (27b 1x4)      DR Smith    6-0-37-0
AC Voges    15* (14b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    8-0-38-1

41.1

Sammy to White, 1 run, driven off the front foot down the ground

41.2

Sammy to Voges, 1 leg bye, shorter length, straightens after pitching, Voges gets up to work it away but the extra bounce draws a leg bye off the pads wide of Ramdin

41.3

Sammy to White, 1 run, comes forward and pushes to the off side

41.4

Sammy to Voges, 2 runs, gets over the short ball and pulls in front of square for a couple

41.5

Sammy to Voges, 1 run, gets another shortish ball and nudges it up past square leg

41.6

Sammy to White, 1 run, fuller ball on middle and leg and White on-drives a single

End of over 42 (7 runs) Australia 238/4 (RR: 5.66)
CL White    21* (30b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    9-0-44-1
AC Voges    18* (17b 2x4)      DR Smith    6-0-37-0

The batting Powerplay has been taken. Watch those windows. Here's Rampaul.

42.1

Rampaul to White, no run, short ball to begin with, forces him up on the hop, defending to leg

42.2

Rampaul to White, 1 run, another short ball, this time White goes back and slashes uppishly and backward point does the fielding, fumbling after stopping to allow the single

42.3

Rampaul to Voges, 2 runs, third short ball, this time down the stumps, and Voges gets across to pull to fine leg

42.4

Rampaul to Voges, 1 run, short of a length, Voges gets up and cracks it toward point

42.5

Rampaul to White, OUT, fourth short ball in a row, down the leg side, White is late on the pull and the ball kisses his gloves through to Ramdin who moves across to his left and holds on

CL White c †Ramdin b Rampaul 22 (33b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Good wicket to get with a short ball. White is dangerous in these waters. Persistence with the short ball works for Ramdin. West Indies are jubilant. In walks Hopes.

42.6

Rampaul to Hopes, no run, now he pitches one up and Hopes drives confidently to cover

Successful first over of the batting Powerplay for West Indies.

End of over 43 (4 runs) Australia 242/5 (RR: 5.62)
JR Hopes    0* (1b)      R Rampaul    8-0-40-2
AC Voges    21* (19b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    9-0-44-1

43.1

Sammy to Voges, 1 run, flicks off the pads but cannot beat short fine leg

43.2

Sammy to Hopes, 1 run, on the stumps and he clips nicely just wide of midwicket

43.3

Sammy to Voges, 1 run, better length but still he drives down to long-off for one

43.4

Sammy to Hopes, no run, wider ball, smacked to Gayle in the covers

43.5

Sammy to Hopes, 3 runs, full toss which is turned wide of square leg, there's a fumble out there

43.6

Sammy to Voges, 1 run, goes for a yorker and doesn't quite manage it, Voges plays to mid-on

End of over 44 (7 runs) Australia 249/5 (RR: 5.65)
AC Voges    24* (22b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    10-0-51-1
JR Hopes    4* (4b)      R Rampaul    8-0-40-2

44.1

Rampaul to Voges, 1 run, gets up and muscles a short-arm jab wide of mid-on

44.2

Rampaul to Hopes, FOUR, first four of the Powerplay, as Hopes makes room and bangs the short ball over point

44.3

Rampaul to Hopes, 1 run, short down the stumps, brushes his pads and trickles fine

44.4

Rampaul to Voges, 1 run, much fuller and flicked out to deep square leg for one

44.5

Rampaul to Hopes, 1 run, nice and full and straight and Hopes whiplashes it to long-on

44.6

Rampaul to Voges, 1 run, short ball gets him rising and slicing to backward point for a quick single

End of over 45 (9 runs) Australia 258/5 (RR: 5.73)
AC Voges    27* (25b 2x4)      R Rampaul    9-0-49-2
JR Hopes    10* (7b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    10-0-51-1

Been a pretty quiet Powerplay.

45.1

Smith to Voges, no run, full and driven down the track to Smith

45.2

Smith to Voges, 2 runs, uses his feet and clips this one away past square leg

45.3

Smith to Voges, 1 run, low full toss, bunted in the air safe of midwicket

45.4

Smith to Hopes, 1 run, full and straight and driven toward extra cover

45.5

Smith to Voges, 1 run, shorter in length, he fends it away in front of square leg

45.6

Smith to Hopes, 1 run, in the blockhole and he works it to midwicket and sets off

End of over 46 (6 runs) Australia 264/5 (RR: 5.73)
JR Hopes    12* (9b 1x4)      DR Smith    7-0-43-0
AC Voges    31* (29b 2x4)      R Rampaul    9-0-49-2

46.1

Rampaul to Hopes, FOUR, clears his front leg and slogs back in the air fiercely, Rampaul sticks out a hand but cannot stop it, Hinds is sluggish in the deep and he gets four

46.2

Rampaul to Hopes, FOUR, nice shot! Rampaul digs it short, Hopes hooks and beats square leg

46.3

Rampaul to Hopes, FOUR, now the attempted yorker-length ball outside off, but same result, as Hopes squeezes it past gully and gets four more

46.4

Rampaul to Hopes, 2 runs, and dropped! Oh what a terrible day of fielding for West Indies! Rampaul should have had Hopes, who moves aside and drives on the air down the ground but Hinds, running in from long-on, makes a meal of a straightforward catch, in and out of his lap, shocking piece of work down there

46.5

Rampaul to Hopes, FOUR, now he goes to the on side and drills this ball past extra cover

46.6

Rampaul to Hopes, 1 run, serves up a full toss, Hopes walks out and drives it over Rampaul and down to long-off who does the fielding

Well that was a costly over. Four boundaries and a drop. Hopes is playing another gem.

End of over 47 (19 runs) Australia 283/5 (RR: 6.02)
JR Hopes    31* (15b 5x4)      R Rampaul    10-0-68-2
AC Voges    31* (29b 2x4)      DR Smith    7-0-43-0

47.1

Smith to Hopes, 1 run, short ball down the stumps, he backs away and slogs over midwicket out to the deep where Nash, the sub, doesn't pick it up and reacts late

47.2

Smith to Voges, 1 run, uses his feet and pushes it away for one more

47.3

Smith to Hopes, 1 run, makes room but cannot connect well on the near yorker, yet steals one

47.4

Smith to Voges, FOUR, good placement from Voges, who hops up and cuts the short ball in the air smack between cover and point

47.5

Smith to Voges, 1 run, follows up with a full and straight ball, Voges clears his toes and drives down the ground

47.6

Smith to Hopes, FOUR, now he tries the lap shot and pulls it over pretty well, just reaching across and taking if from just about off stump and placing it past short fine leg

Good cameos from Voges and Hopes.

End of over 48 (12 runs) Australia 295/5 (RR: 6.14)
JR Hopes    37* (18b 6x4)      DR Smith    8-0-55-0
AC Voges    37* (32b 3x4)      R Rampaul    10-0-68-2

Pollard to bowl his last ...

48.1

Pollard to Voges, 1 run, short of a length to Voges who steers it down to third man

48.2

Pollard to Hopes, no run, full and wide, he backs away and throws the bat at ball and misses

48.3

Pollard to Hopes, FOUR, nearly a yorker but too full, chipped in the air over mid-on out to that man Hinds who doesn't pick it and the ball goes over his palms

48.4

Pollard to Hopes, 2 runs, this time a chip shot, using his wrists, over mid-on as he reaches to outside off

48.5

Pollard to Hopes, FOUR, good ol' fashioned slog, just heaving across the line over midwicket

48.6

Pollard to Hopes, 1 wide, bad ball, very wide down the pads, Hopes shuffles but can't connect

48.6

Pollard to Hopes, 1 run, yorker outside off, he steers it down to Sammy at third man for one

Six balls to go. Superb total here. Can Australia finish off with a big over?

End of over 49 (13 runs) Australia 308/5 (RR: 6.28)
JR Hopes    48* (23b 8x4)      KA Pollard    9-0-59-2
AC Voges    38* (33b 3x4)      DR Smith    8-0-55-0

Miller to finish off. Hmm. Interesting.

49.1

Miller to Hopes, FOUR, tossed up outside off, slightly short, Hopes gets back and cuts behind point, the sweeper cannot cut it off and there's an excellent half-century

49.2

Miller to Hopes, FOUR, hah, easy pickings! Makes room, dances out, and drills it over extra cover

49.3

Miller to Hopes, 1 run, low full toss but Hopes doesn't put it way, instead driving to long-off

49.4

Miller to Voges, no run, floated down the stumps, Voges sweeps and gets it tangled up off his arm, then into the pads

49.5

Miller to Voges, SIX, awesome chip shot from Voges, skipping out to the ball and then lofting high and handsome for a straight six

49.6

Miller to Voges, 1 run, speared in, Voges makes room and drives and gets an inside edge past leg stump

17.45 Amazing stand of 82 in 43 balls. Stunning late assault. Hopes was devastating, Voges was effective. Australia finish with 324. Don't see Windies chasing this down given the summer they've had. Join us in about 40-odd minutes for the chase. During the meantime, how about checking out what our panelists have decided are the top six Twenty20 performances of 2009?

End of over 50 (16 runs) Australia 324/5
AC Voges    45* (36b 3x4 1x6)      NO Miller    8-0-60-0
JR Hopes    57* (26b 10x4)      KA Pollard    9-0-59-2
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