Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    7.3 Edwards strikes again. Traps Jaques in front of the middle stump. It landed on a length, on the leg stump and moved towards middle, Jaques was caught in the crease, tried to jab it to the leg side, bat was outside the line, though and made no contact. Hawk eye says it would have hit the top of the middle stump 37/2
    3.4 Gone this time! The first wicket of the series goes to Fidel Edwards. He hurled that one full and outside off, it moved away a touch, Katich, on the shuffle, chased it, reaching out well away from the body and went for a square drive. Fatal. It flew off the outside edge to backward point. 18/1
    84.1 What a stunner from Parchement at square leg. Ponting falls after a big knock. Bravo hurled across a bouncer, Ponting pulled and Parchment dived to his right to pluck a catch with his right hand. Ponting went past SM Gavaskar and Lara to score his 35 Test century and fell some eleven minutes before the scheduled close of play on the opening day. Ponting was surprised with the lift of that bouncer; he had to pull from front of his face, tried to get it down, couldn't and Parchment did the rest. 293/4
    49.6 Jaggie gets his first Test wicket! Bravo takes a sharp catch but again he was moving just after the bowler released. This time he moved to his left and Hussey jabbed at a flighted delivery that turned a little. It flew off the outside edge and Bravo stopped his movement and dived to his right to take a very sharp catch. Jaggernauth must be feeling a lot better now. A lovely little moment for him. First Test wicket. 174/3
    92.1 Sharp catch from Ramdin. Hodge falls after making fifty. It kicked up from short of length, Hodge tried to cut it through backward point, it got big on him and flew off the outside edge. Ramdin dived to his right to pluck a fine catch 326/5
    101.2 Johnson falls to the vagaries of the wicket. It stopped on him and Johnson was too early into his punch-drive, took his bottom-hand out but couldn't keep the ball down and sent a dolly to mid-on. Good fighting knock from him, though. 350/6
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    111.3 Haddin falls, going for the pull. It didn't climb as much as he thought and was well outside off as well and he got a thin nick. 368/7
    114.4 Bizarre! He was trying to duck into what he thought was a bouncer and is trapped in front! It was dug in short and he ducked but it hit him on his left thigh pad and would have hit top of the off I reckon. The pitch takes out another victim 383/8
    120.5 Fab catch from Bravo to end Clark's resistance. Clark had suddenly got ambitious and drove on the up and it was dropping well to the right of mid-off but Bravo threw himself to hold a stunning diving catch 399/9
    126.5 he is cleaned him up. Full, fast, straight and that does the trick. MacGill had a swing, missed and the timber is disturbed. Edwards gets five-for. Symonds left stranded on 72 but that innings has made sure that Australia end up on a very strong 431. 431/10
    Extras
    17 (b 2, lb 13, nb 2)
    TOTAL
    431 all out (126.5 Overs, RR: 3.39)
    Fall of wickets: 1-18 (SM Katich, 3.4 ov), 2-37 (PA Jaques, 7.3 ov), 3-174 (MEK Hussey, 49.6 ov), 4-293 (RT Ponting, 84.1 ov), 5-326 (BJ Hodge, 92.1 ov), 6-350 (MG Johnson, 101.2 ov), 7-368 (BJ Haddin, 111.3 ov), 8-383 (B Lee, 114.4 ov), 9-399 (SR Clark, 120.5 ov), 10-431 (SCG MacGill, 126.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DBL Powell2949913.4100
    FH Edwards26.5410453.8700
    DJG Sammy2977822.6801
    DJ Bravo2266112.7701
    AS Jaggernauth2007413.7000
  • BATSMEN
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    14.6 There is an appeal for lbw and hold on ... he is bowled! Smith leaned forward - late in doing so - to defend a length delivery on the middle stump, bat away from the body, misses and it runs off the pad on to the stumps! Clark has broken through. 47/1
    20.3 He takes out another man. Full in length, lovely curving delivery outside off stump and Parchment is sucked into a forward prod and gets a nick. 68/3
    18.2 Haddin takes a sharp catch. Clark is the man who does the damage again. It kicked up from a length and moved away from Sarwan who chased it but was surprised by the extra bounce and edges his intended cut. It flew high and to the right of Haddin who jumped and pouched it safely 62/2
    62.3 MacGill removes Morton five minutes before lunch. It was flighted from round the stumps, full and on the middle stump line, Morton cleared his front leg and swung it across but couldn't clear mid-on and Clarke moved to his right and dived to hold a very good catch. Lunch is just five minutes away. What has Morton done? Nevertheless, it was a very courageous knock from him. He withstood the bumper barrage from Lee in the first hour before cashing in the second hour. 196/4
    105.6 Would you believe it? A full toss has done him in. He shaped to swing it over midwicket, completely mistimed and sent a dolly to mid-on. The crowd are up on their feet as Chanders walks back. He raises the bat, his team-mates give him a standing applause as well. The crowd are still clapping. What a knock from him. The deficit is still big enough - 119 runs and Australia are still in the driver's seat but this is Chanderpaul's moment. Hit on the back of the head, he continued playing with a throbbing headache, reached his ton and reduced the deficit. 312/10
    84.3 Bravo falls after an attractive 40 something. The story of his life. It was full, outside off and he went for a big booming cover drive. Caught at slips. Ponting is ecstatic as he rushes towards the bowler. 260/5
    86.4 Ramdin combusts spontaneously on arrival. Full, outside off and Ramdin goes for a rather ambitious, expansive drive. Nick and gone. Not a shot you want to play when you are on zero and Chanderpaul is fighting his guts at the other end. 262/6
    87.3 poor shot there. pitched on leg and over-pitched, Sammy flicked it straight to Jaques at midwicket who squatted to take the catch 263/7
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    90.5 What a searing crashing reverse swinging yorker. Too good for the tailender. Whooshes past the bat. It started from outside off, moved in late with the shiny side, Powell takes out the left leg from the line but can't get his bat down in time. 268/8
    102.5 Johnson gets another wicket.. A lifter slanting across Edwards who fends it in an ungainly manner and nicks it behind. But he resisted valiantly for quite a while and helped Chanderpaul get to his ton and pushed West Indis inch towards 300 298/9
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    Extras
    29 (b 2, lb 10, nb 14, w 3)
    TOTAL
    312 all out (106 Overs, RR: 2.94)
    Fall of wickets: 1-47 (DS Smith, 14.6 ov), 2-62 (RR Sarwan, 18.2 ov), 3-68 (BA Parchment, 20.3 ov), 4-196 (RS Morton, 62.3 ov), 5-260 (DJ Bravo, 84.3 ov), 6-262 (D Ramdin, 86.4 ov), 7-263 (DJG Sammy, 87.3 ov), 8-268 (DBL Powell, 90.5 ov), 9-298 (FH Edwards, 102.5 ov), 10-312 (S Chanderpaul, 105.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    B Lee2876332.2519
    MG Johnson2666322.4214
    SR Clark1925933.1010
    SCG MacGill22210024.5400
    A Symonds1141501.3600
  • BATSMEN
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    1.4 But he is gone now. Fidel, the wrecker-in-chief of the first innings, strikes again. He dragged back the length, hit the good length this time and shaped it away late from Jaques who stabbed it behind. Australia are 5 for 1, rather 1 for 5 as they say it down under. 5/1
    7.4 trapped him in front by the yorker. The crowd are up on their feet, some dance, some simply jump and the others yell their joy. It was fast, straight and on the middle, Katich couldn't take out the front leg out of the way, neither could he get his bat in front of it. Dead plumb. 12/3
    2.6 Powell has taken out the biggie. Ponting, the centurion in the first innings, is gone. What a blow. It was just short of the driveable length, around the off stump and shaped away late. Ponting, feet struck in the crease, went for a drive. Fatal. It flew low to the third slip where Bravo takes a neat low catch. 10/2
    8.3 Cleans him up! Hussey can't believe the death rattle. It landed on a length, on the middle stump line and moved towards off, Hussey tried to push it across the line, bat was facing square leg and the ball threaded the bat and pad gap to crash into the off stump. Hussey played all around it. West Indies are on fire. Australia lead by 131 and what a Test match cricket in progress. 12/4
    10.5 They are ambushing all right. Powell takes out Johnson. It was on a length, tad wide outside off stump and Johnson went for a waft and nicked a easy catch to Ramdin who flung the ball high in the air. What a start for West Indies. 18/5
    27.1 The combo of Bravo and Ramdin break through. Hodge's resistance ends. Lovely teasing probing full delivery that left Hodge late and he was sucked into a forward prod and it flew off the outside edge well to right of Ramdin who hurled himself to take a stunner. 70/6
    56.3 Symonds goes for the big pull, but edges it up. For a moment it seems it will fall in no-man's land, but Morton and Powell converge at mid-off. There is no calling, but Morton plucks it from in front of Powell, just avoiding the collision, and hanging on the ball all the while. Big wicket this, and it takes a big effort 166/9
    47.5 What a stunner from Morton at short extra cover! Just when Australia were threatening to run away with the game. Haddin had drilled a full delivery really hard and it was flying rapidly, Morton got both hands up, arched back and hung on to a gem. 144/7
    55.6 thrown wide, looking for the sucker punch, Lee goes fow the big drive, gets the inside edge low to Ramdin where Ramdin takes it completely. Aleem Dar goes to consult to Umpire Tiffin, is assured the catch is clean, comes back to his mark at the strikers' end to give West Indies a nervous waiting moment, and then raises his finger to the extreme joy of the crowd 162/8
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    56.5 MacGill looking to move away from an expected bouncer. turns out, this is not a hostile one and that he can have a hit, which he does. All he manages is a feeble uppercut to Morton at point. No power at all in the shot 167/10
    Extras
    13 (b 2, lb 10, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    167 all out (56.5 Overs, RR: 2.93)
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (PA Jaques, 1.4 ov), 2-10 (RT Ponting, 2.6 ov), 3-12 (SM Katich, 7.4 ov), 4-12 (MEK Hussey, 8.3 ov), 5-18 (MG Johnson, 10.5 ov), 6-70 (BJ Hodge, 27.1 ov), 7-144 (BJ Haddin, 47.5 ov), 8-162 (B Lee, 55.6 ov), 9-166 (A Symonds, 56.3 ov), 10-167 (SCG MacGill, 56.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DBL Powell1553632.4000
    FH Edwards1634032.5001
    DJ Bravo18.534742.4900
    AS Jaggernauth302207.3300
    DJG Sammy401002.5000
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    24.1 Clark takes out Smith. No shot offered by the southpaw! What a start for Australia. It landed on the middle and off stump line, Smith moved his front foot forward and horror of horrors shouldered arms. The ball shaped in to rap him dead plumb in front of middle. West Indies are wobbling here. 60/3
    7.3 And Clark get his man this time. With a delivery that straightened outside off stump. Parchment stabbed inside the line and got a nick. he was trying to withdraw his bat away. Too late. 22/1
    20.6 And he is gone now. Australia strike. Lovely catch from Symonds at covers. Again, Sarwan was squared-up, he was looking to drive across the line to a full delivery on the stumps that straightened. The leading edge flew high to Symonds left, who stretched himself, twisted his body and put out his right hand even though it was to his left and it bobbed up. He quickly turned and cupped it with both palms. The West Indian captain is gone. 55/2
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    31.5 Lee gets his revenge. Sweet. Full, straight, fast and cutting in from just outside off stump, Morton goes for his booming drive, the bat comes outside the line and the ball strikes him in front of the off. Lee is pumped up. The crowd fall silent. Australia are on the attack here. Lee is mobbed by his team-mates. Morton had hit two fours already in the over, he needn't have gone for another one but I guess, the adrenalin rush took over. 74/4
    35.3 Australia surely can't lose this one now? The big wicket. Chanderpaul is out. The crowd are stunned into silence. It was a short of length delivery, Chanderpaul on the shuffle, punches it to straight back to Lee who pouches it. Chanderpaul wanted to play it through mid-on which was left vacant, the bat handle rotated in his hands and he is gone. Lee threw the ball high in the air. Another plan has worked. No mid-on, tempt him to play across the line and wait for a mistake. 82/6
    34.6 Clark is on a roll here. What a day he has had. Bravo falls. There was a short straight mid-on in place and would you believe it, Bravo pushes straight to him. It was really full in length, just outside off stump, shaping away a touch, Bravo pushes his drive, bat ahead of the body, fails to keep it down and straight to that man. The plan has worked. Clark is over the moon and so are his team-mates. Fab stuff from them. 80/5
    55.5 Run out! MacGill is the unlikely man with the direct hit! low swinging full toss, Ramdin pushes towards mid-on and runs with the stroke. MacGilla moves in, stops, fires a side-arm throw and finds the sticks! Ramdin is short of the crease. Just when West Indies were getting some sort of momentum, Australia strike another blow. 149/7
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    62.1 End of Sammy's resistance. That man Clark again. A five-for him. Magnificent effort. He got this one to curve in to the right hander, Sammy had thrust his left leg across, too much across and can't get his bat around in time. Dead duck. Trapped in front of the middle. Crafty thinking bowler. 172/8
    66.5 MacGill gets his first wicket. Powell stands there for a brief moment before he walks away. It was a loopy flighted one, turning from the middle stump, Powell goes for a drive and the tv replay doesn't show an edge. There must have been sound for the umpire to have given it. Many a time, the replays don't show such edges, we need a snickometer or the hot spot. 191/9
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    66.6 Australia have won by 95 runs. Jaggernauth goes for a first-ball duck. It spun in to him, past the bat and bounded off the pad to short leg. No bat there, definitely. Aussies appeal very confidently and Tiffin raised his finger. That's that. Game over. 191/10
    Extras
    9 (b 4, lb 2, nb 3)
    TOTAL
    191 all out (67 Overs, RR: 2.85)
    Fall of wickets: 1-22 (BA Parchment, 7.3 ov), 2-55 (RR Sarwan, 20.6 ov), 3-60 (DS Smith, 24.1 ov), 4-74 (RS Morton, 31.5 ov), 5-80 (DJ Bravo, 34.6 ov), 6-82 (S Chanderpaul, 35.3 ov), 7-149 (D Ramdin, 55.5 ov), 8-172 (DJG Sammy, 62.1 ov), 9-191 (DBL Powell, 66.5 ov), 10-191 (AS Jaggernauth, 66.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    B Lee2268123.6802
    SR Clark2083251.6001
    MG Johnson1132902.6300
    SCG MacGill1424323.0700

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to bat first

Series result

Australia led the 3-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

22,23,24,25,26 May 2008 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Thu, 22 May - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 301/4 (BJ Hodge 53*, MG Johnson 1*, 87 ov)
  • Fri, 23 May - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 115/3 (RS Morton 23*, S Chanderpaul 25*, 37 ov)
  • Sat, 24 May - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 17/4 (MG Johnson 4*, BJ Hodge 0*, 10 ov)
  • Sun, 25 May - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 46/1 (DS Smith 19*, RR Sarwan 8*, 18 ov)
  • Mon, 26 May - day 5 - West Indies 2nd innings 191 (67 ov) - end of match

Match Notes