Close of Play

  • Mon, 02 Apr - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 81/2 (MJ Clarke 11*, RT Ponting 8*, 19 ov)
  • Tue, 03 Apr - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 30/0 (EJM Cowan 10*, SR Watson 15*, 8 ov)
  • Wed, 04 Apr - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 87/2 (22.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Australians close out comfortable win

    Australia's batsmen were briefly discomforted by spin for a second time before rolling to an eight-wicket victory over the WICB President's XI in the three-day tour match at the Three Ws Oval in Barbados

  • Touring bats stutter, bowlers purr

    Based on the evidence of two days in Barbados, the adjustment to life on Caribbean pitches will take rather more time for Australia's batsmen than it has for the bowlers

  • Tourists suspect against spin - Baugh

    Carlton Baugh, the West Indies wicketkeeper, has openly questioned Australia's readiness to battle the spin of Devendra Bishoo after the tourists were made to look ordinary by a modest pair of local slow bowlers in their only warm-up for the Caribbean Tes

  • Pacemen prosper on parched surface

    Ryan Harris, Peter Siddle, James Pattinson and Ben Hilfenhaus all bowled with purpose as they worked their way through the WICB President's XI

  • Harris still not picking himself

    Ryan Harris may be in for quite a shock come Saturday. Despite taking four wickets and posing all the most awkward questions on the first day of Australia's tour match, he believes he is unlikely to play in the first Test

Australians 4th innings Partnerships

1st42EJM CowanSR Watson
2nd10MJ ClarkeEJM Cowan
3rd35RT PontingEJM Cowan