117dThe Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

Chanderpaul and Sarwan seal draw

A fighting century from Ramnaresh Sarwan and Shivnarine Chanderpaul's trademark resistance saved the match for West Indies but not the Frank Worrell Trophy, which Ricky Ponting's men secured with a tense draw in Antigua

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RR Sarwan
128(241) 18x4 - 1x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 36 runs
  • 6x4 - 0x6
4 4 29 33 29 5 5 19
SM Katich
113(248) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 33 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
7 0 10 26 22 16 22 10

Best performances - Bowlers

B Lee
O21
M7
R59
W5
Eco2.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
B Lee
O21
M5
R51
W3
Eco2.42
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.30

Match days

30,31 May, 1,2,3 June 2008 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

END OF OVER:
93 | 1 Run | WI: 266/5

  • D Ramdin21 (45b)
  • S Chanderpaul77 (180b)
  • MG Johnson20-3-70-1
  • SR Clark18-8-22-1

And that's it, Ponting has called it off with five overs to spare and it's the first drawn Test between these two sides since April 1995. An emotional moment for MacGill who finishes his last Test having bowled well today without taking a wicket. He ends with 209 Test wickets and takes a stump as a souvenir. Now Chanderpaul comes off the pitch, raising his bat as the players form a line to congratulate him on his excellent performance in saving this match, and Sarwan must take some credit also.

A draw is a fair result after Australia were handed the advantage yesterday under a cloud of some questionable umpiring decisions. So, Australia retain the Frank Worrell trophy, but a fighting West Indies will have something to aim for in the third and final Test - victory there would help them level the series. We know that Australia will have at least one change there, with MacGill bowing out, but do join us next week on June 12 to find out what happens in the last game of this interesting series.

Here's Ricky Ponting. "We lost a little bit of time in the game but we had the opportunity today to win the Test match. The partnership [between Sarwan and Chanderpaul] was probably the difference between us winning and the draw, so well done to them."

On Brett Lee, he says: "His spell this morning with the new ball gave us a chance today. I'm, happy with the way our bowlers stuck at it. For our batters to go out yesterday afternoon and set things up was good."

Here's Ramnaresh Sarwan. "Our focus was to take every session as it is. All in all we just wanted to be positive throughout the day." He admits it's very hard to put into words how important Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been for them. "Over the past three years he has been showing his consistency."

Chanderpaul is the Man of the Match. "We had a plan batting session by session," says Chanderpaul. "Play nothing too rash and try to stay as long as possible out there." And when he's asked if he will be fit for the final Test having shown some discomfort, he answers: "Yeah I hope so, just a little bit of strain in the calf. Should be all right for the next game."

In the meantime, many thanks indeed for joining me Jenny Roesler and Brydon Coverdale, and we look forward to bringing you the third match from Barbados soon.

92.6
0
Johnson to Ramdin, no run, flicked off the legs once more
92.5
0
Johnson to Ramdin, no run, round the wicket now, in line with leg, and wristed away behind square
92.4
0
Johnson to Ramdin, no run, no need to play this one, the angle too wide across the batsman to prompt a shot
92.3
0
Johnson to Ramdin, no run, banged past the batsman this time

Two slips in, the lights have come on

92.2
0
Johnson to Ramdin, no run, over the wicket, the ball doesn't get up very much, and the batsman is stout in barn-dooring down off the back foot
92.1
1
Johnson to Chanderpaul, 1 run, on the legs, turned out to midwicket

West Indies 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st4DS SmithXM Marshall
2nd15RR SarwanXM Marshall
3rd65RR SarwanRS Morton
4th143S ChanderpaulRR Sarwan
5th9S ChanderpaulDJ Bravo
6th30S ChanderpaulD Ramdin
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