Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MEK Hussey
67(95) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 0 2 0 7 0 0 1
J Charles
45(56) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 4 5 1 4 7 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

SR Watson
O10.0
M4
R30
W3
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SP Narine
O9.5
M1
R32
W3
Eco3.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

5.30 pm West Indies were out of this contest having lost five wickets for very little but they've fought back admirably. They couldn't quite get over the line though, so the series remains 1-1 with two to play.

Shane Watson at the post-match presentation. He says Australia were hoping to get 240, and the batting is an area they want to improve on. He says it's an odd feeling at the end, because his team was ahead of West Indies for most of the chase. "It's a big learning experience, captaining in a game that is so tight. We need to adapt and get better in these conditions."

Michael Hussey is the Man of the Match for his innings of 67. This pitch was not easy to bat on, big turn and bounce for the spinners, so they were tough runs. Hussey says he feels as though Australia should have won but is relieved to have held on for the tie.

Sammy: "We believed we could beat them. We should have won today .. it shows the belief of the team." He says they were looking to run in the final over but the ball went straight to the fielder. "I won't put the blame on anybody ..."

Kushal: "I just felt a pang in my heart. Memories of Klusener/Donald in THAT semifinal."

That's all we have for you today. The fourth game is on Friday in St Lucia, let's hope it's just as good. Thank you for all your emails. Cheers.

49.4
W
Lee to Sammy, OUT, Oh Roach, what have you done? After batting with such composure, with West Indies on the verge of victory, Roach sets off for a non-existent single after Sammy had played the ball towards point. Actually Sammy had begun to run as well and then stopped, looking in desperation as Roach continued towards and past him. Sammy was stranded mid-pitch as the fielder at point threw the ball to Lee, who broke the stumps to tie the game. Lee was never going to muck that up. Australia have held their nerve to pull this off

All the fielders are in the circle.

49.3
4
Lee to Sammy, FOUR runs, Sammy's tied the scores with a fearsome hit, thrashing the ball flat towards the wide long-on boundary. The fielder at long-on ran to his right and dived desperately, he couldn't stop it

Five off four balls. One wicket remains.

49.2
1
Lee to Roach, 1 run, Roach jumps back and opens the face to steer a short of a length ball towards third man, sensible batting from the No. 11
49.1
1
Lee to Sammy, 1 run, Sammy slogs at a full ball around off and forces it towards midwicket, Watson dives at extra cover to prevent the overthrow

Lee to bowl the final over ...

END OF OVER:
49 | 6 Runs | WI: 214/9

  • KAJ Roach8 (9b)
  • DJG Sammy5 (11b)
  • XJ Doherty10-2-30-2
  • B Lee9-1-46-1

West Indies need seven off the final over. Australia need one wicket. Sammy will be on strike.

48.6
0
Doherty to Roach, no run, played with an open face behind point
48.5
0
Doherty to Roach, no run, defended back to the bowler

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MEK Hussey
67(95) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 0 2 0 7 0 0 1
J Charles
45(56) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 4 5 1 4 7 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

SR Watson
O10.0
M4
R30
W3
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SP Narine
O9.5
M1
R32
W3
Eco3.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF