• BATSMEN
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    26.5 well bowled there, he bowled it much flatter and dropped it a bit short too on sensing Watson's intentions, he gave him the charge but didn't get to the pitch of the ball, lands down Morton's throat at long-on 135/2
    10.3 careless shot really, Smith teases him with a wide delivery on a fullish length outside off, Marsh stays at the crease and chases it, drives away from the body and gets a thick edge, very straightforward take for Ramdin 50/1
    29.1 Pollard strikes! a back of length ball that jags in and takes the inside-edge with the Australian captain looking to drive off the front foot, and takes out offstump 144/3
    37.4 just after the drinks break! Pollard doesn't bowl that with much pace, lands it wide outside off and Clarke can't resist the drive, plays away from the body and everyone including Bowden thought there was an edge, replays aren't conclusive though 179/4
    40.2 good catch by Ramdin but he's in pain! Good anticipation rather, White tries to pull a slower ball dug in short, he swings too early and the ball clips the toe of the bat and heads towards Ramdin's right, the keeper moved to his left at first but quickly moved the other way keeping his eyes on the ball, takes it one handed on the dive 189/5
    47.4 another drive away from the body gives a catch to Ramdin, Husset makes a bit of room to slice it hard through the offside, may have been a slower ball, too early on the shot and the thick edge it taken by the keeper after diving forward 241/7
    43.5 Pollard appeals for a return catch but Haddin's not sure so he stands his ground, Pollard bowls a slower ball almost on a yorker length and Haddin jams his bat on the pitch and spoons it back, Pollard moves to his right on his follow through and takes it one-handed, Bowden asks the third umpire and replays show that it was straightforward, the ball did not touch the pitch after it spooned off the bat 210/6
    49.5 makes room to dig it out to the on side but he misses it, beaten for pace and the yorker ball thuds on to his leg stump 254/8
    not out
    6
    6
    0
    0
    100.00
    not out
    2
    1
    0
    0
    200.00
    Extras
    23 (b 4, lb 9, w 10)
    TOTAL
    256/8 (50 Overs, RR: 5.12)
    Did not bat: DE Bollinger
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KAJ Roach10.014114.10313010
    R Rampaul8.004325.37244000
    DR Smith8.004215.25241110
    NO Miller8.004005.00201100
    CH Gayle6.003215.33121010
    KA Pollard10.004534.50262030
    Fall of wickets:1-50 (SE Marsh, 10.3 ov), 2-135 (SR Watson, 26.5 ov), 3-144 (RT Ponting, 29.1 ov), 4-179 (MJ Clarke, 37.4 ov), 5-189 (CL White, 40.2 ov), 6-210 (BJ Haddin, 43.5 ov), 7-241 (MEK Hussey, 47.4 ov), 8-254 (MG Johnson, 49.5 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    2.1 Bollinger has struck, that's the end of Gayle, yet another short ball, Gayle went for the pull, gets a top-edge and the ball swirls towards mid-off, Johnson was setting off to his right initially and had to change direction and run backwards before collecting the catch just outside the circle 11/1
    3.4 and Harris continues to find international cricket easy, another wicket for him, this one was in the channel outside off, Morton goes for the drive and gets a faint edge through to the keeper, he walks 12/2
    4.2 Windies are collapsing, Dowlin joins the procession, it was a delivery angling across the batsman, pitching outside off and going away, the batsman gets well forward and wafts away from his body, gets the outside edge to second slip 12/3
    25.3 and another big blow for West Indies, with that their slim hopes are gone, Simmons was looking to guide that length delivery towards third man but gets a thick edge to the keeper, the ball kept low but Haddin clings on to it after diving to his right 111/6
    12.5 Deonarine has played some good cuts today, but this time he can only find Ponting at backward point, superb catch from Ponting, timing his jump perfectly as he latched onto that overhead chance, great captaincy as well, Ponting wasn't in that position at the start of the over, came in only after the previous cut for four 44/4
    24.5 that's the end of Pollard, this shot would have been a six in many international ground, Pollard clubbed that one powerfully, but gets a bit too much height, Johnson is there at the long-on boundary, positioning himself nicely to take the catch a few metres inside the rope, that was in the air a long time 108/5
    31.1 Harris gets another wicket, that one stayed low after bouncing short of a length, Ramdin was taken by surprise, and couldn't get his bat in the way to let the ball crash into offstump 136/8
    30.4 and that's the end of Smith, not the best shot form Smith, sweeps a ball uppishly from well outside off, finds Watson at deep midwicket 135/7
    33.6 third for Harris, and another catch for Haddin, no footwork at all from Miller as he wafts at the ball outside off, gets a thin edge which just about carries to Haddin, one more to wrap this one up 143/9
    34.2 Australia go 1-0 up, Rampaul sweeps without too much power behind the shot, the ball loops to Shaun Marsh at deep midwicket, simple catch and West Indies go down by 113 runs, Gayle's 4-1 prediction looks implausible now, Australia picked up their sixth straight ODI win this summer 143/10
    not out
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    Extras
    22 (b 4, lb 7, w 11)
    TOTAL
    143 all out (34.2 Overs, RR: 4.16)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    DE Bollinger6.031823.00272010
    RJ Harris9.012432.66380020
    MG Johnson7.003114.42294030
    SR Watson6.003115.16204000
    NM Hauritz6.202834.42171000
    Fall of wickets:1-11 (CH Gayle, 2.1 ov), 2-12 (RS Morton, 3.4 ov), 3-12 (TM Dowlin, 4.2 ov), 4-44 (N Deonarine, 12.5 ov), 5-108 (KA Pollard, 24.5 ov), 6-111 (LMP Simmons, 25.3 ov), 7-135 (DR Smith, 30.4 ov), 8-136 (D Ramdin, 31.1 ov), 9-143 (NO Miller, 33.6 ov), 10-143 (R Rampaul, 34.2 ov)

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