Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Watson
122(111) 12x4 - 2x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 0 2 0 0 5 1 10
DM Bravo
86(96) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 0 0 6 5 7

Best performances - Bowlers

JP Faulkner
O8.3
M1
R48
W4
Eco5.64
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DJG Sammy
O8.0
M0
R49
W2
Eco6.12
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

They gave hope of a comeback, but it wasn't to be today. Thanks for all the comments and feedback, apologies as we get to publish only a handful. Dan Brettig's match-report is being updated as I type. This is Devashish Fuloria signing off, ciao ciao.


Shane Watson is the player of the match: "It was nice to be out there. It was a nice easy wicket. Once I got going -- I have been dreaming of this for the last four weeks. "


Australia have finished the job with precision. They put up a strong score, thanks to Shane Watson and Phil Hughes with the bat, and then their bowlers kept chipping away with the wickets. James Faulkner picked up four wickets - all four bowled. The pitch at Manuka Oval was supposed to give the West Indies team a respite after Perth, but they gave a few too many earlier. The Bravos kept them in the game for a while, but once they were out, there was no one really to stand up and be a hero today.

Dave: "WI have been given two very chaseable scores by Australia, and, after being in good position, lost both. Got to hurt your confidence."

Ashok: "This West Indies team batting line up is one of the most capable one but unfortunately they are yet to prove it."


47.3
W
Faulkner to Sammy, OUT, Match is over! Series is decided. Thanks for coming everyone. It's full and on the middle stump, Sammy, left alone with Richard Parker on a boat, has no option but to take a plunge. He goes for a big swing and misses. Middle stump takes a beating..
47.2
1
Faulkner to Roach, 1 run, back of length on the body, tucked away to backward square leg for a single

Super spell today from JF...It's a matter of time now..

47.1
W
Faulkner to Narine, OUT, slower ball, JF hits the off stick! No movement of feet by Narine, he was standing outside leg anyway. He tries to drive from the crease and misses the slower ball. Faulkner's third

Australia have this all in control it seems.. JF comes back.

Tharique: "An over of maxwell to Narine might change the equation in WI's favour"

END OF OVER:
47 | 8 Runs | WI: 289/8

  • SP Narine1 (2b)
  • DJG Sammy8 (6b)
  • MG Johnson9-1-59-1
  • CJ McKay10-1-62-2
46.6
1
Johnson to Narine, 1 run, fuller on the middle, the batsman stays in the crease and flicks it to deep midwicket
46.5
0
Johnson to Narine, no run, he moves outside the leg, but he gets a shorter one and Narine makes no connection

Brian: "@vik how do you like your humble pie again ??"

46.4
1
Johnson to Sammy, 1 run, fast yorker outside off, it's jammed to the off side for a single

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Watson
122(111) 12x4 - 2x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 0 2 0 0 5 1 10
DM Bravo
86(96) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 0 0 6 5 7

Best performances - Bowlers

JP Faulkner
O8.3
M1
R48
W4
Eco5.64
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DJG Sammy
O8.0
M0
R49
W2
Eco6.12
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF