Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Chanderpaul
79(142) 12x4 - 1x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 0 1 0 0 4
SM Katich
157(332) 14x4 - 0x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 2 0 2 0 2 1 4

Best performances - Bowlers

SJ Benn
O47.0
M7
R154
W3
Eco3.27
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MG Johnson
O11.5
M3
R41
W4
Eco3.46
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

We hope you've enjoyed our coverage. From me, Will Luke, along with Brydon Coverdale, Jenny Thompson, Andrew McGlashan, Jamie Alter - and probably others, too - it's goodbye.

Sherwin Campbell is issuing the Man-of-the-Match award, and hands it to Simon Katich. He gets US$3,000 and heads off his with his cheque, oblivious to the fact people actually want to talk to him

"Yeah look," he starts, "if Matty Hayden was playing I'd probably have been carrying the drinks. It was just nice to get an opportunity. The wickets have been very good to bat on and get a few runs in the second Test and here. Well, obviously if Matty gets fit he'll get back in. He's a champion. I love playing here, and it's been great being apart of it.

"Yeah, obviously I didn't get this for my fielding."

More boos for Ponting, and a dreadful reception for the umpires too. They look a bit sheepish and confused.

Boos ring out for Ponting! Poor old chap. "There's been some great Test cricket played, and West Indies...the way they attacked the run chase showed a lot of heart and character."

On retirements and the like. A period of transition. "We've been going through it a while now. We had a few retire then. Losing Gilly, Stewy, it's given the younger guys to show what they've got. Look at Katich - he's been terrific, and Jaques bounces back. They've all played their part."

Presentation time. Hope you're still with us.

Here's Gayle. "Congratulations to Ricky and his team. Well done to all our guys, but unfortunately we came out on the losing side. I can't fault them for the effort they put in. To get 387 was pretty good."

Did he genuinely think West Indies had a chance of winning? "Yeah definitely but we knew it wasn't going to be easy. Someone had to get a big hundred which didn't happen."

Twenty20: "We'll have some new faces. We'll be looking for them to capitalise and take their chances and make the best of it."

And Australia win by 87 runs, winning the series 2-0. A disappointed Edwards and Powell trudge off the pitch while Australia hug and congratulate themselves like royal winners. Ponting leads them off the park, and they all shake hands and generally enjoy the moment.

Well it was a great attempt by West Indies. Bravo and Chanderpaul had Australia sweating at one point, with a stand of 122, but both departed in quick succession. The tail offered a bit of last-gasp entertainment, if not genuine hope, but Australia's bowlers were tight enough to seal the win.

105.4
W
Lee to Powell, OUT, gone! A flashing drive outside off, the ball flying to Haddin's right
105.4
1nb
Lee to Powell, 1 no ball, leaves this one outside off
105.3
0
Lee to Powell, no run, down the leg side and he hooks, the ball flying through to Haddin, but it's missed everything. I think. Marginal...
105.2
0
Lee to Powell, no run, short again, riding up into Powell's chest who blocks it off the back foot
105.1
4
Lee to Powell, FOUR runs, nailed it. He has absolutely hammered this! Short, rising up into his helmet, Powell pulls this in front of square for a rocketed four

Here's Lee around the wicket to Powell

END OF OVER:
105 | 4 Runs | WI: 382/9

  • FH Edwards5 (15b)
  • DBL Powell2 (13b)
  • B Casson25-3-86-3
  • B Lee25-3-104-1
104.6
0
Casson to Edwards, no run, waits for this on the back foot, defending calmly

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Chanderpaul
79(142) 12x4 - 1x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 0 1 0 0 4
SM Katich
157(332) 14x4 - 0x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 2 0 2 0 2 1 4

Best performances - Bowlers

SJ Benn
O47.0
M7
R154
W3
Eco3.27
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MG Johnson
O11.5
M3
R41
W4
Eco3.46
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF