Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KA Pollard
54(26) 2x4 - 5x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 21 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
0 1 0 0 4 0 10 12
SR Watson
69(43) 5x4 - 6x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 15 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 6 13

Best performances - Bowlers

K Santokie
O3.0
M0
R27
W1
Eco9.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DT Christian
O3.0
M0
R27
W3
Eco9.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

5.15pm: Time for the presentations ...

West Indies captain Darren Sammy: "We were looking for about 170 but the Australians bowled well and maybe outplayed us today. We have one more game in Barbados and hope to change things there. We might try to add some firepower to the bowling for the next game."

Australia's Shane Watson is the man of the match: "It's nice, good to be able to put a complete performance together. I was thinking 160-170 was a par score, it's a beautiful wicket and a pretty small boundary as well, so we thought 150 would be good to chase. One of Pollard's big hits chopped up the ball a little, so that helped us with reverse swing, so thanks big man ... With the bat, it's getting there, I'm definitely hitting the ball better now."

That, folks, is your lot. Join me for the second and deciding match on Friday. After all, what else will you have on? Cheerio

5.05pm: That was about as easy as a Jackson Five song for Australia. They take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series, with standout performances from Shane Watson and Michael Hussey, as well as decent figures for Daniel Christian. West Indies look like they need a major rethink, particularly on quicker pitches like the Beausejour one. Not even another Godzilla-like rampage from Kieron Pollard could save them in this one.

18.1
4
Sammy to Bailey, FOUR runs, clubbed hard through midwicket for four - and that is that

END OF OVER:
18 | 8 Runs | AUS: 149/2

  • MEK Hussey59 (45b)
  • GJ Bailey17 (16b)
  • SP Narine4-0-21-0
  • DR Smith1-0-12-0
17.6
4
Narine to Hussey, FOUR runs, length, spinning across Hussey, who expertly steers the ball fine down to the third man boundary - Australia are almost home, despite Narine's tidy figures
17.5
1
Narine to Bailey, 1 run, length, on the legs, Bailey sweeps hard and flat out to deep backward square
17.4
1
Narine to Hussey, 1 run, flighted across the left-hander, nurdled behind point
17.3
1
Narine to Bailey, 1 run, shorter ball, pulled wide of long-on
17.2
0
Narine to Bailey, no run, tossed up on the wicket, blocked back to the bowler

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KA Pollard
54(26) 2x4 - 5x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 21 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
0 1 0 0 4 0 10 12
SR Watson
69(43) 5x4 - 6x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 15 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 6 13

Best performances - Bowlers

K Santokie
O3.0
M0
R27
W1
Eco9.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DT Christian
O3.0
M0
R27
W3
Eco9.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF