Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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 (2 runs required from 11 balls, RR: 8.27, RRR: 1.00)

  • MEK Hussey59 (45b)
  • GJ Bailey17 (16b)
  • SP Narine4-0-21-0
  • DR Smith1-0-12-0
17.6
4
Narine to MEK 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 MEK 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
17.1
1
Narine to MEK Hussey, 1 run, flighted outside off, feathered to third man

"Re 'Pollard gets the shepherd's crook'. A few biblical scholars and history buffs understood that.....but 99% of Cricinfo viewers didn't." Well, Spencer, they can look it up, can't they? Learning is fun!

Narine back into the attack ...

END OF OVER:
17 | 12 Runs | AUS: 141/2 (10 runs required from 11 balls, RR: 8.29, RRR: 3.33)

  • GJ Bailey15 (13b)
  • MEK Hussey53 (42b)
  • DR Smith1-0-12-0
  • DJ Bravo3-0-21-0
16.6
2
Smith to Bailey, 2 runs, low full toss on the legs and swept hard, Pollard fielding with his feet - and almost losing his trousers - out on the boundary
16.5
4
Smith to Bailey, FOUR runs, sliding down the leg side and deposited over midwicket, the ball hustling off to the rope unimpeded
16.4
1
Smith to MEK Hussey, 1 run, length, pushed down the ground
16.3
0
Smith to MEK Hussey, no run, around the wicket, slower ball, rolls his fingers over it, Hussey drives in the air - and Sammy drops a simple catch at cover!
16.2
4
Smith to MEK Hussey, FOUR runs, angled across, Hussey opens the face and glides the ball on its way for a boundary that takes him to a typically efficient half-century

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0SR WatsonDA Warner
2nd108MEK HusseySR Watson
3rd45MEK HusseyGJ Bailey