West Indies tour of Australia, 1st ODI: Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Feb 7, 2010
Australia won by 113 runs
7 February 2010 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SR Watson c Morton b Gayle 59 102 74 3 0 79.72
26.5 well bowled there, he bowled it much flatter and dropped it a bit short too on sensing Watson's intentions, he gave him the charge but didn't get to the pitch of the ball, lands down Morton's throat at long-on 135/2
View dismissal SE Marsh c †Ramdin b Smith 20 42 34 3 0 58.82
10.3 careless shot really, Smith teases him with a wide delivery on a fullish length outside off, Marsh stays at the crease and chases it, drives away from the body and gets a thick edge, very straightforward take for Ramdin 50/1
View dismissal RT Ponting* b Pollard 49 69 61 1 2 80.32
29.1 Pollard strikes! a back of length ball that jags in and takes the inside-edge with the Australian captain looking to drive off the front foot, and takes out offstump 144/3
View dismissal MJ Clarke c †Ramdin b Pollard 18 41 30 0 0 60.00
37.4 just after the drinks break! Pollard doesn't bowl that with much pace, lands it wide outside off and Clarke can't resist the drive, plays away from the body and everyone including Bowden thought there was an edge, replays aren't conclusive though 179/4
View dismissal CL White c †Ramdin b Roach 22 44 35 1 0 62.85
40.2 good catch by Ramdin but he's in pain! Good anticipation rather, White tries to pull a slower ball dug in short, he swings too early and the ball clips the toe of the bat and heads towards Ramdin's right, the keeper moved to his left at first but quickly moved the other way keeping his eyes on the ball, takes it one handed on the dive 189/5
View dismissal MEK Hussey c †Ramdin b Rampaul 28 48 25 2 0 112.00
47.4 another drive away from the body gives a catch to Ramdin, Husset makes a bit of room to slice it hard through the offside, may have been a slower ball, too early on the shot and the thick edge it taken by the keeper after diving forward 241/7
View dismissal BJ Haddin c & b Pollard 8 16 14 0 0 57.14
43.5 Pollard appeals for a return catch but Haddin's not sure so he stands his ground, Pollard bowls a slower ball almost on a yorker length and Haddin jams his bat on the pitch and spoons it back, Pollard moves to his right on his follow through and takes it one-handed, Bowden asks the third umpire and replays show that it was straightforward, the ball did not touch the pitch after it spooned off the bat 210/6
View dismissal MG Johnson b Rampaul 21 29 20 2 0 105.00
49.5 makes room to dig it out to the on side but he misses it, beaten for pace and the yorker ball thuds on to his leg stump 254/8
NM Hauritz not out 6 12 6 0 0 100.00
RJ Harris not out 2 1 1 0 0 200.00
Extras (b 4, lb 9, w 10) 23
  Total (8 wickets; 50 overs; 206 mins) 256 (5.12 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket KAJ Roach 10 1 41 1 4.10 31 3 0 (1w)
40.2 to White, good catch by Ramdin but he's in pain! Good anticipation rather, White tries to pull a slower ball dug in short, he swings too early and the ball clips the toe of the bat and heads towards Ramdin's right, the keeper moved to his left at first but quickly moved the other way keeping his eyes on the ball, takes it one handed on the dive 189/5
View wickets R Rampaul 8 0 43 2 5.37 24 4 0
47.4 to Hussey, another drive away from the body gives a catch to Ramdin, Husset makes a bit of room to slice it hard through the offside, may have been a slower ball, too early on the shot and the thick edge it taken by the keeper after diving forward 241/7
49.5 to Johnson, makes room to dig it out to the on side but he misses it, beaten for pace and the yorker ball thuds on to his leg stump 254/8
View wicket DR Smith 8 0 42 1 5.25 24 1 1 (1w)
10.3 to Marsh, careless shot really, Smith teases him with a wide delivery on a fullish length outside off, Marsh stays at the crease and chases it, drives away from the body and gets a thick edge, very straightforward take for Ramdin 50/1
  NO Miller 8 0 40 0 5.00 20 1 1
View wicket CH Gayle 6 0 32 1 5.33 12 1 0 (1w)
26.5 to Watson, well bowled there, he bowled it much flatter and dropped it a bit short too on sensing Watson's intentions, he gave him the charge but didn't get to the pitch of the ball, lands down Morton's throat at long-on 135/2
View wickets KA Pollard 10 0 45 3 4.50 26 2 0 (3w)
29.1 to Ponting, Pollard strikes! a back of length ball that jags in and takes the inside-edge with the Australian captain looking to drive off the front foot, and takes out offstump 144/3
37.4 to Clarke, just after the drinks break! Pollard doesn't bowl that with much pace, lands it wide outside off and Clarke can't resist the drive, plays away from the body and everyone including Bowden thought there was an edge, replays aren't conclusive though 179/4
43.5 to Haddin, Pollard appeals for a return catch but Haddin's not sure so he stands his ground, Pollard bowls a slower ball almost on a yorker length and Haddin jams his bat on the pitch and spoons it back, Pollard moves to his right on his follow through and takes it one-handed, Bowden asks the third umpire and replays show that it was straightforward, the ball did not touch the pitch after it spooned off the bat 210/6
  West Indies innings (target: 257 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal CH Gayle* c Johnson b Bollinger 7 11 5 1 0 140.00
2.1 Bollinger has struck, that's the end of Gayle, yet another short ball, Gayle went for the pull, gets a top-edge and the ball swirls towards mid-off, Johnson was setting off to his right initially and had to change direction and run backwards before collecting the catch just outside the circle 11/1
View dismissal RS Morton c †Haddin b Harris 3 18 15 0 0 20.00
3.4 and Harris continues to find international cricket easy, another wicket for him, this one was in the channel outside off, Morton goes for the drive and gets a faint edge through to the keeper, he walks 12/2
View dismissal TM Dowlin c White b Bollinger 1 10 4 0 0 25.00
4.2 Windies are collapsing, Dowlin joins the procession, it was a delivery angling across the batsman, pitching outside off and going away, the batsman gets well forward and wafts away from his body, gets the outside edge to second slip 12/3
View dismissal LMP Simmons c †Haddin b Watson 29 96 62 1 0 46.77
25.3 and another big blow for West Indies, with that their slim hopes are gone, Simmons was looking to guide that length delivery towards third man but gets a thick edge to the keeper, the ball kept low but Haddin clings on to it after diving to his right 111/6
View dismissal N Deonarine c Ponting b Johnson 19 35 31 3 0 61.29
12.5 Deonarine has played some good cuts today, but this time he can only find Ponting at backward point, superb catch from Ponting, timing his jump perfectly as he latched onto that overhead chance, great captaincy as well, Ponting wasn't in that position at the start of the over, came in only after the previous cut for four 44/4
View dismissal KA Pollard c Johnson b Hauritz 31 52 35 3 0 88.57
24.5 that's the end of Pollard, this shot would have been a six in many international ground, Pollard clubbed that one powerfully, but gets a bit too much height, Johnson is there at the long-on boundary, positioning himself nicely to take the catch a few metres inside the rope, that was in the air a long time 108/5
View dismissal D Ramdin b Harris 17 31 14 2 0 121.42
31.1 Harris gets another wicket, that one stayed low after bouncing short of a length, Ramdin was taken by surprise, and couldn't get his bat in the way to let the ball crash into offstump 136/8
View dismissal DR Smith c Watson b Hauritz 7 21 20 1 0 35.00
30.4 and that's the end of Smith, not the best shot form Smith, sweeps a ball uppishly from well outside off, finds Watson at deep midwicket 135/7
View dismissal NO Miller c †Haddin b Harris 4 15 10 0 0 40.00
33.6 third for Harris, and another catch for Haddin, no footwork at all from Miller as he wafts at the ball outside off, gets a thin edge which just about carries to Haddin, one more to wrap this one up 143/9
View dismissal R Rampaul c Marsh b Hauritz 3 11 10 0 0 30.00
34.2 Australia go 1-0 up, Rampaul sweeps without too much power behind the shot, the ball loops to Shaun Marsh at deep midwicket, simple catch and West Indies go down by 113 runs, Gayle's 4-1 prediction looks implausible now, Australia picked up their sixth straight ODI win this summer 143/10
KAJ Roach not out 0 1 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 4, lb 7, w 11) 22
  Total (all out; 34.2 overs; 155 mins) 143 (4.16 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets DE Bollinger 6 3 18 2 3.00 27 2 0 (1w)
2.1 to Gayle, Bollinger has struck, that's the end of Gayle, yet another short ball, Gayle went for the pull, gets a top-edge and the ball swirls towards mid-off, Johnson was setting off to his right initially and had to change direction and run backwards before collecting the catch just outside the circle 11/1
4.2 to Dowlin, Windies are collapsing, Dowlin joins the procession, it was a delivery angling across the batsman, pitching outside off and going away, the batsman gets well forward and wafts away from his body, gets the outside edge to second slip 12/3
View wickets RJ Harris 9 1 24 3 2.66 38 0 0 (2w)
3.4 to Morton, and Harris continues to find international cricket easy, another wicket for him, this one was in the channel outside off, Morton goes for the drive and gets a faint edge through to the keeper, he walks 12/2
31.1 to Ramdin, Harris gets another wicket, that one stayed low after bouncing short of a length, Ramdin was taken by surprise, and couldn't get his bat in the way to let the ball crash into offstump 136/8
33.6 to Miller, third for Harris, and another catch for Haddin, no footwork at all from Miller as he wafts at the ball outside off, gets a thin edge which just about carries to Haddin, one more to wrap this one up 143/9
View wicket MG Johnson 7 0 31 1 4.42 29 4 0 (3w)
12.5 to Deonarine, Deonarine has played some good cuts today, but this time he can only find Ponting at backward point, superb catch from Ponting, timing his jump perfectly as he latched onto that overhead chance, great captaincy as well, Ponting wasn't in that position at the start of the over, came in only after the previous cut for four 44/4
View wicket SR Watson 6 0 31 1 5.16 20 4 0
25.3 to Simmons, and another big blow for West Indies, with that their slim hopes are gone, Simmons was looking to guide that length delivery towards third man but gets a thick edge to the keeper, the ball kept low but Haddin clings on to it after diving to his right 111/6
View wickets NM Hauritz 6.2 0 28 3 4.42 17 1 0
24.5 to Pollard, that's the end of Pollard, this shot would have been a six in many international ground, Pollard clubbed that one powerfully, but gets a bit too much height, Johnson is there at the long-on boundary, positioning himself nicely to take the catch a few metres inside the rope, that was in the air a long time 108/5
30.4 to Smith, and that's the end of Smith, not the best shot form Smith, sweeps a ball uppishly from well outside off, finds Watson at deep midwicket 135/7
34.2 to Rampaul, Australia go 1-0 up, Rampaul sweeps without too much power behind the shot, the ball loops to Shaun Marsh at deep midwicket, simple catch and West Indies go down by 113 runs, Gayle's 4-1 prediction looks implausible now, Australia picked up their sixth straight ODI win this summer 143/10

Match details


Toss - West Indies, who chose to field
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 1-0
Player of the match - SR Watson (Australia)
Umpires - BF Bowden (New Zealand) and BNJ Oxenford
TV umpire - PR Reiffel
Match referee - J Srinath (India)
Reserve umpire - AP Ward

Match Notes


    • 12th Men: CJ McKay (Australia) and DJG Sammy (West Indies)
    • Australia innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 9.6 overs (61 balls), Extras 5
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (SR Watson 25, SE Marsh 20, Ex 5)
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Drinks: Australia - 84/1 in 18.0 overs (SR Watson 35, RT Ponting 17)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 21.1 overs (129 balls), Extras 12
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 65 balls (SR Watson 20, RT Ponting 23, Ex 7)
    • SR Watson: 50 off 65 balls (3 x 4)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 30.6 overs (190 balls), Extras 14
    • Drinks: Australia - 177/3 in 37.0 overs (MJ Clarke 17, CL White 17)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 41.6 overs (257 balls), Extras 20
    • Power Play 3: Overs 43.1 - 48.0
    • Australia: 250 runs in 48.6 overs (300 balls), Extras 23
    • Innings Break: Australia - 256/8 in 50.0 overs (NM Hauritz 6, RJ Harris 2)
    • West Indies innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • West Indies: 50 runs in 13.6 overs (87 balls), Extras 11
    • Drinks: West Indies - 58/4 in 15.0 overs (LMP Simmons 5, KA Pollard 9)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 53 balls (LMP Simmons 18, KA Pollard 23, Ex 9)
    • West Indies: 100 runs in 22.4 overs (141 balls), Extras 20
    • Attendance: 25,463
 
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