Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    122
    138
    111
    12
    2
    109.90
    33.5 caught at deep backward square leg! He wasn't really going to stop after his hundred. It was a short and fast delivery on the body, Watson goes for a hook shot but it goes straight to Pollard at the boundary.. 201/2
    15.3 oh no! Finch is not able to answer his detractors as he falls early again. It was a length ball outside off and he tries to play it towards third man - he has been doing it all morning - but it was too close. the ball kisses the edge and disappears in Thomas' gloves. Darren Sammy and Ben K worked him out.. 89/1
    45.4 he is edged it! And Thomas, standing up to Sammy does well as the ball sticks between his legs. It was a slower ball outside off and Hughes went for a big drive, edges it and walks off straight away 284/4
    40.4 oh how well is that done! Good juggling act. Ok, so it was a low full-toss outside off, Clarke went for a heave back straight back towards the bowler but gets a toe-end to that shot. Polly jumps up assuming the ball is coming at super sonic speeds towards him, but it was a mistimed shot, comes much slower. Polly gets a palm to it and luckily for him, it falls forward and he completes a good catch 242/3
    48.2 caught at deep midwicket! And another catch by Pollard. Another well-timed leap at the boundary. Bailey charged out of the crease and Narine pulled his length back, but the batsman goes for the pull anyway and gets a lot of bat on it. But no one is surprised as Polly pulls off another stunner 317/6
    46.4 caught at deep square leg! Excellente catch!! Wow! Pollard flies in from nowhere and plucks a sure shot six with one hand. It was slog swept very hard and it was going flat and fast towards the boundary. But Pollard times his leap superbly and sticks his hand out, when he comes down, he's got the ball in his hand.. super catch..unbelievable.. 299/5
    not out
    4
    15
    5
    0
    0
    80.00
    49.1 he backs away to the leg side, gives it a mighty heave but he is nowhere near the ball. It is a straight one which goes right through him and hits the leg stump 321/7
    not out
    8
    4
    5
    1
    0
    160.00
    Extras
    6 (b 1, nb 2, w 3)
    TOTAL
    329/7 (50 Overs, RR: 6.58)
    Did not bat: MA Starc, CJ McKay
    Fall of wickets: 1-89 (AJ Finch, 15.3 ov), 2-201 (SR Watson, 33.5 ov), 3-242 (MJ Clarke, 40.4 ov), 4-284 (PJ Hughes, 45.4 ov), 5-299 (GJ Maxwell, 46.4 ov), 6-317 (GJ Bailey, 48.2 ov), 7-321 (JP Faulkner, 49.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KAJ Roach917218.002410110
    AD Russell504108.20136100
    DJG Sammy804926.12256002
    DJ Bravo703915.57183000
    SP Narine1005525.50274110
    CH Gayle503607.20102110
    KA Pollard603616.00154000
  • BATSMEN
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    16.4 oh that is a big wicket! Powell was looking very comfortable. He goes down on his knee to play a premeditated sweep but gets a tiny little top edge that lobs towards the leg side, not very high, not very far. But Wade is quick, runs a couple of steps and dives to complete a good catch. 81/2
    8.4 caught at cover! And that is the end of that. He goes for a big heave spotting that it is a slower ball, but is in no control and ends up top-edging the ball straight to cover. 54/1
    86
    115
    96
    7
    1
    89.58
    37.4 and another one! If Gayle was big, this is even bigger at this stage! Bravo gives himself a lot of room and goes for the booming drive which has been serving him well today, but he misses a straight one. The ball crashes on to the off stump .. 215/5
    51
    66
    50
    5
    0
    102.00
    34.6 that's the way to do it! He bowls it with some venom from wide off the crease, RH plays down the wrong line and the middle stump is knocked back. That was a screamer and Dwayne was left holding his defensive pose for a while.. Supaah 195/3
    37.1 all over sir, it's all over JF goes ballistic. He has the big wicket. It was a length ball angling in to the batsman, Gayle tried to flick it to the leg side without moving his feet, the ball sneaks through the gap between the bat and pad and crashes on to the off and middle stump.. 214/4
    40.1 oh my! from nowhere again. It was a quick short one on the body, the batsman drops it on the off side and calls for a quick single. Mitchell Johnson runs a few steps towards the ball and flicks it on to the stumps, just like that. I don't think Polly was expecting that to come so quickly and he was well short of the crease 234/6
    45.6 oh no! Is that the end of the challenge! Russell gets a similar ball and tries a big flat batted swing towards midwicket but ends up top-edging. Wade runs around to short-fine and swallows that one.. 281/8
    12
    19
    12
    2
    0
    100.00
    44.1 Crack! He moves way outside the leg stump and misses a fast length delivery angling in from round the stumps. Sarwan wanted to play it over cover, he misses and the ball hits the top of middle and leg. 264/7
    47.3 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.. 290/10
    47.1 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 289/9
    not out
    1
    2
    1
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    11 (lb 4, nb 1, w 6)
    TOTAL
    290 all out (47.3 Overs, RR: 6.10)
    Fall of wickets: 1-54 (DC Thomas, 8.4 ov), 2-81 (KOA Powell, 16.4 ov), 3-195 (DJ Bravo, 34.6 ov), 4-214 (CH Gayle, 37.1 ov), 5-215 (DM Bravo, 37.4 ov), 6-234 (KA Pollard, 40.1 ov), 7-264 (RR Sarwan, 44.1 ov), 8-281 (AD Russell, 45.6 ov), 9-289 (SP Narine, 47.1 ov), 10-290 (DJG Sammy, 47.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    CJ McKay1016226.20316100
    MA Starc705017.14238011
    MG Johnson915916.55278110
    JP Faulkner8.314845.64274100
    GJ Maxwell1004414.40272020
    MJ Clarke302307.6662020

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to bat first

Series result

Australia led the 5-match series 3-0

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Hours of play (local time)

14.20 start, First Session 14.20-17.50, Interval 17.50-18.35, Second Session 18.35-22.05

Match days

6 February 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)

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