• BATSMEN
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    11.3 gone! He was looking so good, and as wise old cricketers often say, the ball after a good shot is often quite dangerous for batsmen. This wasn't short or wide enough to cut, and it got big on him as he went for the shot and only managed to steer it to slip 35/1
    38.5 big lbw shout, given! This was beautifully bowled, pulls his length back just a couple of inches from the previous ball, and Chandrika played the same sort of shot. The reduction of length allowed it to swing in, past his inside edge. Hits him on the back thigh, and it was given out without much hesitation. Chandrika consults with Samuels and reviews. Impact in line, middle and off, and ball-tracking says it was clipping the very top of leg stump, so it stays with the on-field decision 91/3
    33.4 gone! Siddle produces a beauty on the full side of good length, curling away slightly to accentuate the angle away from Bravo. Didn't need to be playing at it, particularly since he wasn't really playing an attacking shot, just a push at it with a slightly open face, and Nevill dives across first slip again and takes an excellent catch 83/2
    50.3 got him! beautifully bowled by Marsh, length ball in the corridor, straightening to produce the edge as Samuels pokes at it instinctively, following the movement of the ball. No footwork at all 118/4
    57.3 not as short and he goes for the pull again, the ball turns in, hits him on the back thigh, and the lbw appeal is immediately upheld. They decide not to review, and on first sight it looks like the right decision. His back leg was bent, and it hit him in line with middle and off 150/5
    78.3 and that is the breakthrough. Beautiful ball from Marsh, a fullish length but not quite up there for the drive. Right there in the corridor, and it straightens away to take Ramdin's edge as he pushes his bat out a long way in front of his pad, looking for that drive through mid-off 250/6
    86.6 got him! That was full on off stump and Holder checked his drive, maybe it held up a bit on the pitch. No feet, and he pushed at it in front of his body, and ended up scooping it straight to mid-off 274/8
    79.3 and is that bowled? Beautiful delivery in any case, drifting away as it so often does, causing the batsman to push down the wrong line in defence. Then it turned in and... and it's just nudged the top of the off bail. A wonderful sight in slow-motion, and then it falls forward off its groove 253/7
    87.3 got him, Australia only need one wicket now. Perfectly directed, hits the pitch hard, short of a good length, gets it to rise and straighten on off stump, and Roach is squared up, nicks it off the shoulder of the bat to third slip 278/9
    88.3 short on off stump, and Australia have won the Frank Worrell Trophy! Goes for the pull, doesn't get hold of it, it goes high in the air off the top edge and Pattinson moves to his left at long leg and dives to take a well-judged catch at long leg 282/10
    not out
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    133.33
    Extras
    10 (lb 7, nb 2, w 1)
    TOTAL
    282 all out (88.3 Overs, 391 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JR Hazlewood20.064002.0011
    JL Pattinson17.044922.8800
    NM Lyon23.078533.6900
    PM Siddle9.023513.8800
    MR Marsh17.326143.4801
    SPD Smith2.01502.5000
    Fall of wickets:1-35 (KC Brathwaite, 11.3 ov), 2-83 (DM Bravo, 33.4 ov), 3-91 (R Chandrika, 38.5 ov), 4-118 (MN Samuels, 50.3 ov), 5-150 (J Blackwood, 57.3 ov), 6-250 (D Ramdin, 78.3 ov), 7-253 (CR Brathwaite, 79.3 ov), 8-274 (JO Holder, 86.6 ov), 9-278 (KAJ Roach, 87.3 ov), 10-282 (JE Taylor, 88.3 ov)

Close of Play

  • Sat, 26 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 345/3 (SPD Smith 32*, AC Voges 10*, 90 ov)
  • Sun, 27 Dec - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 91/6 (DM Bravo 13*, CR Brathwaite 3*, 43 ov)
  • Mon, 28 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 179/3 (SPD Smith 70*, MR Marsh 18*, 32 ov)
  • Tue, 29 Dec - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 282 (88.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Windies show some fight

2012

The last time WI batted 80-plus overs in both innings of a Test - at Lord's against England

A fifty at last

15

Number of innings since Ramdin last scored a Test 50 - he made 57 against England in North South in April 2015

Starts for everyone

20

Number of times each of West Indies' top 7 batsmen have scored 15 or more in a Test innings. Since 2000, it's happened only four times

Samuels' slump

26.51

Marlon Samuels' Test average since Jan 2013, the lowest among top six batsmen who've played a min of 25 inngs during this period

Slow going

7

Number of times Darren Bravo has faced 150-plus balls in a Test match at a strike rate of less than 40. SR in this Test: 38.49

100 overs at last

12

Consecutive innings since WI last played 100 overs in an overseas Test. The last time was in Hamilton in 2013

Woeful top order

4

No. of times WI have been six down for less than 100 in Tests in 2015, once in each of their four Tests against Australia this year

Biggest run-fest of all

162

Australia's batting average in the series, the highest by any team in any series (min 200 overs faced)

A debut year to remember

3

Batsmen who have scored 1000+ Test runs in their debut year: Mark Taylor 1219 (1989), Alastair Cook 1013 (2006) and Adam Voges 1028 (2015)