Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    2.5 oh dear, flicked to square leg, where Cowan goes flying to his right and pulls off a stunner, full delivery, angled in on the pad, should have been put away, Barath timed the flick well too, but hadn't accounted for Cowan 0/1
    15.6 short, tried to be pulled, missed, cry for leg before and given out! Looks adjacent to me provided he hasn't hit it, it's referred...oh heavens that is close, so close on both hitting him in line and, even closer, or not so close, just shaving the top of the bails, that is where I think DRS should give more benefit of doubt to the batsman, either way it was a poor stroke, late on the pull 28/2
    23.4 bowled him! Loose drive and this finds it's way between bat and pad and onto leg stump. He didn't get out to the pitch to a flighted ball just outside off, he was vulnerable to any turn, and was beaten through the gate 45/3
    60.6 gone! There's the breakthrough, sliding across Bravo, he's tried to back foot drive and got an edge low to Wade who's got down to take well, that is a good catch. So Australia do strike before the close, what a bonus, six to take now and they'll be feeling so much better to have ended that excellent stand 155/4
    67.1 turn and there's a cry for leg before, was he outside the line, not out, they will refer this, could be high too, certainly caught Chanderpaul on the crease, the turn beat the inside edge...oh! Three reds this is out! What a blow! I think Clarke has just sealed the Test match in the last over of the day. It caught Chanderpaul in line with off stump, going on to hit middle 173/5
    73.6 full delivery from Clarke, seemed an innocuous delivery, punched back towards the bowler, the Australians appeal after Clarke catches, a very gentle appeal, the umpires consult and then decide to go to the third umpire, a huge puff of dust as the ball bounces, quite hard to tell even on several replays whether that bounced before hitting the bat, I think that pitched before Deonarine hit it, the third umpire Ian Gould taking a long time over it, and Gould has ruled that out, Clarke gets his fourth, and West Indies' last remaining specialist batsman is gone 180/6
    80.4 Lyon strikes, the end of Baugh, he was attempting another big hit, he didn't get forward and he looked to swipe it, connected well but placement isn't great, Ponting at midwicket holds on to a tough overhead chance, he hasn't had the best series fielding-wise, but pouches that well 206/7
    96.3 it's over, Australia take the series 2-0, Sammy is gone as he top-edges a sweep towards short fine leg, some merry hitting from the West Indian lower order but those two wickets late in the day had virtually killed off the Test, Sammy is distraught, discussing the shot even as he walks off after shaking hands with the Australians 294/10
    84.2 sensational catch from Clarke, a thin edge from Sammy as he looks to defend off the front foot, just past the keeper's pads, Clarke at first slip had a long way to go, it was travelling fast and it stayed low, Clarke threw himself to his left and somehow got there in time to pluck it before it thudded into the ground, Roach is gone 234/8
    85.6 Clarke gets his five-for! Rampaul wanted to hit this one straighter, doesn't quite get to the pitch, he strikes it hard, goes high but not long enough, Warner at mid-on waits for an eternity for the ball to come down, hangs on to it, and Clarke has his second five-wicket haul of his career 245/9
    not out
    12 (b 3, lb 9)
    294 all out (96.3 Overs, RR: 3.04)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (AB Barath, 2.5 ov), 2-28 (KC Brathwaite, 15.6 ov), 3-45 (KOA Powell, 23.4 ov), 4-155 (DM Bravo, 60.6 ov), 5-173 (S Chanderpaul, 67.1 ov), 6-180 (N Deonarine, 73.6 ov), 7-206 (CS Baugh, 80.4 ov), 8-234 (KAJ Roach, 84.2 ov), 9-245 (R Rampaul, 85.6 ov), 10-294 (DJG Sammy, 96.3 ov)
    BW Hilfenhaus13.052311.7600
    MA Starc9.022602.8800
    NM Lyon29.368732.9400
    RJ Harris12.023402.8300
    MJ Clarke23.018653.7300
    SR Watson9.022012.2200
    DA Warner1.00606.0000

Close of Play

  • Mon, 23 Apr - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 212/7 (MS Wade 22*, MA Starc 24*, 90 ov)
  • Tue, 24 Apr - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 165/8 (S Chanderpaul 34*, R Rampaul 24*, 65 ov)
  • Wed, 25 Apr - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 200/6 (MEK Hussey 17*, RJ Harris 4*, 65 ov)
  • Thu, 26 Apr - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 173/5 (N Deonarine 11*, 67.1 ov)
  • Fri, 27 Apr - day 5 - West Indies 2nd innings 294 (96.3 ov) - end of match

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