West Indies in Australia T20I Series - 1st T20I

Australia v West Indies

Australia won by 38 runs

The West Indies team is making its way out. Watson and Warner are the two openers. It appears to be a sell-out at the venue. Narsingh Deonarine's opening the bowling, they're starting with a spinner.

Hello and welcome to the first of two Twenty20s between Australia and West Indies. The hosts have won the toss and will bat.

Here are the XIs:

Australia: Shane Watson, David Warner, Michael Clarke, Cameron White, David Hussey, Travis Birt, Brad Haddin (wk), Steven Smith, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Tait, Dirk Nannes.

West Indies: Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Narsingh Deonarine, Kieron Pollard, Wavell Hinds, Dwayne Smith, Runako Morton, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Darren Sammy, Nikita Miller, Kemar Roach

0.1

Deonarine to Watson, 1 run, bowls it full outside off, almost yorker length, digs it out into the leg side for a single

0.2

Deonarine to Warner, no run, short of a good length on middle, pushed back to the bowler

0.3

Deonarine to Warner, no run, shortish on leg stump, turned away towards midwicket, dot ball

0.4

Deonarine to Warner, no run, plays it forcefully towards extra cover

0.5

Deonarine to Warner, no run, short of a good length on leg stump, punched towards midwicket

0.6

Deonarine to Warner, no run, excellent start by Deonarine, pushed it full and quick outside off, chips it towards extra cover, lands on the bounce

End of over 1 (1 run) Australia 1/0 (RR: 1.00)
DA Warner    0* (5b)      N Deonarine    1-0-1-0
SR Watson    1* (1b)     

Spinners from both ends, Miller comes on

1.1

Miller to Watson, no run, angling it towards leg stump, Watson tries to push it past midwicket, is struck on the pads but it would have been sliding down

1.2

Miller to Watson, no run, cracked straight to point

1.3

Miller to Watson, no run, slog-sweep, an attempted slog-sweep, tries to smash it over midwicket, gets an inside edge onto the pads, the frustration builds

1.4

Miller to Watson, 1 run, sliding on the pads, clipped wide of short fine for a single

1.5

Miller to Warner, FOUR, Warner gets hold of one, slightly overpitched, made room and lofted it over extra cover for a couple of bounces over the ropes

1.6

Miller to Warner, no run, bowls it on a good length on the off, punched towards mid-off

End of over 2 (5 runs) Australia 6/0 (RR: 3.00)
DA Warner    4* (7b 1x4)      NO Miller    1-0-5-0
SR Watson    2* (5b)      N Deonarine    1-0-1-0

They're juggling their bowlers around, Sammy comes on

2.1

Sammy to Watson, no run, short of a good length outside off, chops it towards point

2.2

Sammy to Watson, 1 run, shortish on the off, drags it in ugly fashion past the bowler into the deep towards long-on for a single

2.3

Sammy to Warner, no run, short of a good length on the off, a tight line, punched just wide of mid-off, no run on offer there

2.4

Sammy to Warner, FOUR, slower one bowled on a good length outside off, takes the aerial route, clears cover and point for a one bounce four

2.5

Sammy to Warner, no run, lands it on a length on the off, driven straight towards mid-off

2.6

Sammy to Warner, FOUR, edged and four, good length and he makes room to crash that through the covers, gets a thick edge past the keeper to the third-man boundary

End of over 3 (9 runs) Australia 15/0 (RR: 5.00)
DA Warner    12* (11b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    1-0-9-0
SR Watson    3* (7b)      NO Miller    1-0-5-0

3.1

Deonarine to Watson, 1 run, bowls it full on middle, driven hard back to the bowler who fumbles to allow them a single

3.2

Deonarine to Warner, FOUR, gives him the charge, takes it off a length and lofts him cleanly over mid-off for a boundary, back on track after that quietish start

3.3

Deonarine to Warner, SIX, that's disappeared, out of the ground and into the street, pitched up, in the slot for Warner, took a couple of steps forward and launched it handsomely over deep midwicket

3.4

Deonarine to Warner, no run, pitched it up on leg stump, driven hard but straight to mid-on

3.5

Deonarine to Warner, FOUR, full toss on middle, came down the track and swatted it over the bowler's head for another boundary, beat the diving fielder in the deep

3.6

Deonarine to Warner, 1 run, pushed off the front foot wide of mid-off for a single to keep the strike

End of over 4 (16 runs) Australia 31/0 (RR: 7.75)
DA Warner    27* (16b 5x4 1x6)      N Deonarine    2-0-17-0
SR Watson    4* (8b)      DJG Sammy    1-0-9-0

4.1

Sammy to Warner, no run, bowls it on a length on middle, driven with a full face towards mid-off

4.2

Sammy to Warner, 1 run, lucky, slower one bowled short on middle, the offcutter, tries to smack him over midwicket, gets the top edge but it lands safely in front of mid-on

4.3

Sammy to Watson, 1 run, pushed down the ground towards mid-on for a single

4.4

Sammy to Warner, 1 run, low full toss on leg stump, driven down the ground towards long-on for one more

4.5

Sammy to Watson, SIX, Watson gets into the act now, this is a strong start, bowled on a length and he is onto it quickly, picks it up beautifully, dispatching it into the stands over deep midwicket for a massive six

4.6

Sammy to Watson, FOUR, four more, pushed it full and he sliced it into that gap between point and short third man for another boundary

The shaky first couple of overs is well behind them now.

End of over 5 (13 runs) Australia 44/0 (RR: 8.80)
SR Watson    15* (11b 1x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    2-0-22-0
DA Warner    29* (19b 5x4 1x6)      N Deonarine    2-0-17-0

Kemar Roach into the attack now. About time.

5.1

Roach to Warner, no run, short on middle, goes for the pull, misses, good bounce and good pace

5.2

Roach to Warner, SIX, what a comeback from Warner, it was six the moment he hit it, sweet sound of bat murdering the ball, short of a length and he pulls it with utter disdain over deep square leg into the stands

5.3

Roach to Warner, 1 run, slower one bowled short outside off, chops it in front of the keeper for a single

5.4

Roach to Watson, 1 run, short of a length outside off, guided to third man for a single

5.5

Roach to Warner, FOUR, four more, short of a length outside off, makes room, slashes hard and gets it over short third man for another boundary

5.6

Roach to Warner, 2 runs, didn't pick the short offcutter there, made room and tried to clear the in-field on the off side, just about managed to do it, a couple more to the score

The restrictions are off, but Australia have got the start they wanted without any damage done

End of over 6 (14 runs) Australia 58/0 (RR: 9.66)
DA Warner    42* (24b 6x4 2x6)      KAJ Roach    1-0-14-0
SR Watson    16* (12b 1x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    2-0-22-0

Dwayne Smith to bowl now

6.1

Smith to Watson, 1 run, shortish outside off, drags it towards deep square leg for a single

6.2

Smith to Warner, 1 run, bowled it full on the off, driven through the line to long-off for a single

6.3

Smith to Watson, SIX, into the crowd again, feeding hi with length deliveries here, clips it off his pads over deep square leg, the crowd couldn't have asked for more

6.4

Smith to Watson, 1 run, short, pulls it hard towards deep square leg, fielded well in the deep, just a single

6.5

Smith to Warner, 1 run, cracked towards long-off for a single

6.6

Smith to Watson, SIX, had made up his mind there had Watson, the ever so generous Smith gifts him with another length delivery, on middle and leg, and Watson gets under it to dismiss it over wide long-on, terrible bowling

End of over 7 (16 runs) Australia 74/0 (RR: 10.57)
SR Watson    30* (16b 1x4 3x6)      DR Smith    1-0-16-0
DA Warner    44* (26b 6x4 2x6)      KAJ Roach    1-0-14-0

Chris Gayle brings himself on, with the star wars theme welcoming him in the background

7.1

Gayle to Warner, 1 run, fullish on the off, played towards deep extra cover for a single

7.2

Gayle to Watson, 1 run, bowls it on a length on middle and leg, swipes it on the bounce to deep midwicket for a single

7.3

Gayle to Warner, 1 run, full toss on the off stump, makes room and slaps it towards deep extra cover for one more

7.4

Gayle to Watson, SIX, another six, in the slot on middle and leg, makes a bit of room and swings it over deep midwicket for a flat six

7.5

Gayle to Watson, OUT, gets him, finally! Gave it some air this time, tossed up on middle, tried to dispatch it into the stands over deep midwicket, got the top edge and Ramdin, after waiting ages for it to come down, clasped it easily

SR Watson c †Ramdin b Gayle 37 (30m 19b 1x4 4x6) SR: 194.73

West Indies have broken through, but Australia have a solid platform to pile it on

7.6

Gayle to Warner, 1 run, pushed wide of point for a single

End of over 8 (10 runs) Australia 84/1 (RR: 10.50)
DA Warner    47* (29b 6x4 2x6)      CH Gayle    1-0-10-1
MJ Clarke    0* (0b)      DR Smith    1-0-16-0

8.1

Smith to Warner, no run, short of a good length on middle and leg, turned to midwicket

8.2

Smith to Warner, 2 runs, slower one bowled full on leg stump, driven in the direction of wide long-on for a couple of runs

8.3

Smith to Warner, OUT, full toss on middle, he could have smacked it anywhere but instead played it back straight to the bowler who accepted it gleefully

DA Warner c & b Smith 49 (33m 32b 6x4 2x6) SR: 153.12

The openers have been dismissed in quick succession, Warner would rue missing out a half-century.

Hussey comes in

8.4

Smith to Hussey, 1 run, played down towards third man for a single, thinks of a second but the fielder acts on it quickly

8.5

Smith to Clarke, FOUR, nicely done, took a couple of steps forward, walked across and worked it off his hips wide of short fine for a boundary

8.6

Smith to Clarke, 1 run, driven down the ground towards long-on for a single

End of over 9 (8 runs) Australia 92/2 (RR: 10.22)
MJ Clarke    5* (2b 1x4)      DR Smith    2-0-24-1
DJ Hussey    1* (1b)      CH Gayle    1-0-10-1

9.1

Gayle to Clarke, 2 runs, sliding it on middle, paddles it down towards fine leg for a couple of runs

9.2

Gayle to Clarke, 1 run, comes down the track and taps it down towards long-on for a single

9.3

Gayle to Hussey, no run, quicker through the air, plays it back to the bowler

9.4

Gayle to Hussey, OUT, three down, cleanly struck but hit flat, came down the track and smacked it hard but straight to Roach at long-off who did well moving to his right and holding on to a sharp one

DJ Hussey c Roach b Gayle 1 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

A bit of a wobble here, the fiery start by the openers has been dented somewhat. But there is more firepower to follow. Cameron White comes in

9.5

Gayle to Clarke, 1 run, swept down towards fine leg for a single

9.6

Gayle to White, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven towards long-on for a single

End of over 10 (5 runs) Australia 97/3 (RR: 9.70)
CL White    1* (1b)      CH Gayle    2-0-15-2
MJ Clarke    9* (5b 1x4)      DR Smith    2-0-24-1

Alan: "Surely Warner has got to be in the ODI team!"

Pollard into the attack

10.1

Pollard to White, 2 runs, short of a length outside off, punched towards deep extra cover for a couple

10.2

Pollard to White, no run, short of a length, cracked it towards mid-off

10.3

Pollard to White, 1 run, shortish on the off, slapped it towards mid-off and raced through for a single, had there been a direct hit, White was a gonner

10.4

Pollard to Clarke, 1 run, short of a length outside off, guided wide of short third, who fumbles to allow them a single

10.5

Pollard to White, no run, short of a good length outside off, guided it straight to short third

10.6

Pollard to White, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, chopped it towards short third for a single

End of over 11 (5 runs) Australia 102/3 (RR: 9.27)
CL White    5* (6b)      KA Pollard    1-0-5-0
MJ Clarke    10* (6b 1x4)      CH Gayle    2-0-15-2

Adam: "alan, warner is struggling to make new south wales one day team and when he makes it hes batting around number 7, hes a long way from the aus one day side"

Miller is back

11.1

Miller to White, no run, gets outside the line to sweep, is struck on the back pad

11.2

Miller to White, 1 run, goes for the sweep again, gets the top edge but it ends up falling short, deep square leg could have done more there, should have charged forward to catch that

11.3

Miller to Clarke, 1 run, punched towards long-off for a single

11.4

Miller to White, 1 run, driven hard towards long-off for a single

11.5

Miller to Clarke, 1 run, short of a length on the off, cracked towards deep point for a single

11.6

Miller to White, no run, pitched it up on middle, driven towards midwicket

End of over 12 (4 runs) Australia 106/3 (RR: 8.83)
CL White    7* (10b)      NO Miller    2-0-9-0
MJ Clarke    12* (8b 1x4)      KA Pollard    1-0-5-0

Andrew: "Where would you put him Alan? Current Australian ODI team, despite being decimated by injuries, just completed a clean sweep against both Pakistan and West Indies. If it ain't broke...."

12.1

Pollard to Clarke, OUT, four down, Miller takes a sharp one at point, short and wide, cut away hard and he hurls himself to his right to snap an excellent catch

MJ Clarke c Miller b Pollard 12 (17m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

West Indies have recovered well after that ruthless opening stand, Pollard gets one now

Birt comes in to bat

12.2

Pollard to Birt, 1 wide, too short, ducks under it, too high and is given a wide

12.2

Pollard to Birt, no run, leaves it alone like in a Test, short of a good length outside off, shoulders arms to the keeper

12.3

Pollard to Birt, no run, gets outside the line and defends it back to the bowler

12.4

Pollard to Birt, no run, slower one bowled full on middle, driven hard back to the bowler

12.5

Pollard to Birt, 1 run, short and wide, makes room and cracks it to deep cover for a single, big cheers from his home crowd

12.6

Pollard to White, 1 run, shortish on the off, punched towards long-on for a single

End of over 13 (3 runs) Australia 109/4 (RR: 8.38)
CL White    8* (11b)      KA Pollard    2-0-8-1
TR Birt    1* (4b)      NO Miller    2-0-9-0

13.1

Miller to White, 2 runs, makes room and drives it wide of long-off for a couple of runs

13.2

Miller to White, no run, bends low to play the sweep, gets an inside edge onto his pads

13.3

Miller to White, 1 run, short of a length on the off, slapped it to long-off for one more

13.4

Miller to Birt, 1 run, gets outside the line and drives it down the ground to long-on for a single

13.5

Miller to White, 1 run, fires it towards middle and leg, driven to long-off for one more

13.6

Miller to Birt, 2 runs, worked away through square leg, some excellent running fetches them the second

End of over 14 (7 runs) Australia 116/4 (RR: 8.28)
TR Birt    4* (6b)      NO Miller    3-0-16-0
CL White    12* (15b)      KA Pollard    2-0-8-1

14.1

Pollard to White, no run, short of a length outside off, tries to force it off the back foot wide of extra cover, gets an inside edge on the bounce to the keeper

14.2

Pollard to White, 1 run, short, makes room and cracks it wide of long-off for one more

14.3

Pollard to Birt, FOUR, bowling from well behind the stumps, Sammy in the deep makes a mess of it, length ball outside off, lofts it wide of long-off and Sammy, moving to his right, fails to hold on and allows it to go for a boundary, dropped, poor effort

14.4

Pollard to Birt, FOUR, excellent shot, pitched it up this time and he smashed it hard through long-off and extra cover for a convincing boundary

Chris: "I love Michael Clarke in tests and ODI, but seeing him come out in 20/20 doesn't fill me with hope."

14.5

Pollard to Birt, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, closes the face to drop it into the leg side for a single

14.6

Pollard to White, 1 run, shortish on the off, punched through extra cover for a single

End of over 15 (11 runs) Australia 127/4 (RR: 8.46)
CL White    14* (18b)      KA Pollard    3-0-19-1
TR Birt    13* (9b 2x4)      NO Miller    3-0-16-0

15.1

Miller to White, 1 run, full toss on the off, slapped towards deep midwicket for a single

15.2

Miller to Birt, OUT, stumped, Miller bowled it flat outside off, Birt came down the track and tried to push it on the off side, missed and Ramnarine did the rest

TR Birt st †Ramdin b Miller 13 (12m 10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 130.00

A brief stay at the crease for the hometown boy

Brad Haddin to face

15.3

Miller to Haddin, 1 run, flighted on middle, driven through the line to long-on for a single

15.4

Miller to White, OUT, smashed, ummm not quite, it's actually caught by Pollard running to his right from long-on, flighted on middle and leg, White got under it and tried to launch him over deep midwicket, hit it extremely high, didn't get the desired distance and found the fielder

CL White c Pollard b Miller 15 (23m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

15.5

Miller to Haddin, 1 run, full on middle, played towards mid-on for a single

Mitchell Johnson to face

15.6

Miller to Johnson, 1 run, flat, shortish outside off, defended into the leg side and he sneaks in a quick single

End of over 16 (4 runs) Australia 131/6 (RR: 8.18)
MG Johnson    1* (1b)      NO Miller    4-0-20-2
BJ Haddin    2* (2b)      KA Pollard    3-0-19-1

Alan: "Yes, we have won 12 ODIs in a row, which is awesome! hopefully we can beat our record of 21. Marsh hasn't set the world on fire lately, he must be under scrutiny.I think Warner would be opening in the NSW side if not for Jaques. Warner is a better opening option than Jaques. Just my opinon, but the guy pulls the crowds and very ofter gets Australia off to a flyer. Or why not Warner instead of Vogues in the rotations?"

16.1

Pollard to Johnson, 1 run, short of a length on middle, dropped into the leg side for a single

16.2

Pollard to Haddin, 1 run, slower one bowled short outside off, guided wide of point for a single

16.3

Pollard to Johnson, no run, short of a good length outside off and cuts away, leaves it alone to the keeper

16.4

Pollard to Johnson, 1 run, edged, cut away, he played it down with soft hands, landed short of the diving keeper who fumbled to allow them a single

16.5

Pollard to Haddin, 1 run, tapped it into the off side to steal a single

16.6

Pollard to Johnson, no run, bowls it on a good length outside off, tried to swing it over midwicket, couldn't get his bat to it

End of over 17 (4 runs) Australia 135/6 (RR: 7.94)
MG Johnson    3* (5b)      KA Pollard    4-0-23-1
BJ Haddin    4* (4b)      NO Miller    4-0-20-2

Roach is back

17.1

Roach to Haddin, 2 runs, short of a good length outside off, slapped it wide of short cover, sneaks a single and they get another one in overthrows

17.2

Roach to Haddin, 3 runs, pitched it up on middle, smacked it over the bowler's head, looked like a certain boundary but for Pollard, who dived full length to his left to keep them down to three

17.3

Roach to Johnson, 1 run, short of a length on middle, pulled away towards deep midwicket for a single

17.4

Roach to Haddin, 1 no ball, full and wide, tries to reach for it but misses, he's overstepped though and conceded a freehit

17.4

Roach to Haddin, 2 runs, gets only a couple, full toss outside off, makes room and chips it over extra cover for a couple

17.5

Roach to Haddin, 1 wide, wide, full toss, slipped out of his hand there, another extra ball and run

17.5

Roach to Haddin, FOUR, smashed this time and Pollard has no chance, full toss and he drills it back down the ground to beat long-off and long-on to the ropes

17.6

Roach to Haddin, 2 runs, beautifully struck but equally well fielded, short and wide, cuts it hard wide of point and Morton dived to his left to pull it back in

End of over 18 (16 runs) Australia 151/6 (RR: 8.38)
BJ Haddin    17* (10b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    2-0-30-0
MG Johnson    4* (6b)      KA Pollard    4-0-23-1

Sammy comes on...

18.1

Sammy to Johnson, OUT, ...and gets a wicket, short outside off, Johnson tries to slap it over the off-side field, doesn't get hold of it, Sammy runs back to hold on to a well-judged catch

MG Johnson c & b Sammy 4 (11m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

Srikanth: "I hope we get to see a Blitzkrieg from Chris Gayle to match Warner's flyer. West Indies badly need this win to gain some confidence ahead of hosting the world cup"

Steve Smith comes in

18.2

Sammy to Haddin, 2 runs, full outside off, driven through to long-off for a couple

18.3

Sammy to Haddin, 1 run, played down towards long-on for a single

18.4

Sammy to Smith, 1 run, all along the ground towards long-on for a single

18.5

Sammy to Haddin, FOUR, nicely timed, full toss outside off, makes room and drives it elegantly to beat deep cover to the ropes, raced off the bat

18.6

Sammy to Haddin, SIX, a terrible delivery, short, this time on middle, and he gives it the appropriate treatment, sending it into the stands over deep midwicket

End of over 19 (14 runs) Australia 165/7 (RR: 8.68)
BJ Haddin    30* (14b 2x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    3-0-36-1
SPD Smith    1* (1b)      KAJ Roach    2-0-30-0

Haddin's played an important cameo here, West Indies had fought back well but the balance has tilted Australia's way now

19.1

Smith to Smith, 1 run, full outside off, steered to point for a single

19.2

Smith to Haddin, SIX, Haddin continues to punish, picked it off a length and swung it over wide long-on for another six

19.3

Smith to Haddin, 1 run, played into the off side for a single

19.4

Smith to Smith, 2 runs, short on middle, goes for the pull, gets a top edge but it lands safely behind mid-on, a couple more to the score

19.5

Smith to Smith, FOUR, what drama, Wavell Hinds lost it in the lights, short on middle and he went for the hook, got a top edge and Hinds, waiting at fine leg, had no clue where it went, by the time he finally saw it, it had gone past the ropes, four more

19.6

Smith to Smith, OUT, caught-behind, off the reverse paddle, full outside off, tries to play it towards third man, gets a faint touch and Ramdin makes no mistake

SPD Smith c †Ramdin b Smith 8 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 160.00

179 is a challenging score, though it sets the perfect stage for Gayle to display his skills. Join us in a little under ten minutes. We are in for more entertainment

End of over 20 (14 runs) Australia 179/8
     DR Smith    3-0-38-2
BJ Haddin    37* (16b 2x4 2x6)      DJG Sammy    3-0-36-1
Series Results
Australia v West Indies at Sydney - Feb 23, 2010
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 50 balls remaining)
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Feb 21, 2010

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