Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    17.6 gone! Australians get rid of Gayle. It was a fullish delivery, pitched outside the off stump and slanting away, Gayle bends down, and tries to chop it past point, instead steers it straight to point. 136/1
    23.3 and it works! Bangs this one in short of a length on off, Chanderpaul looks to run that fine but the bounce surprises him and all he can do is feather a thin edge through to Haddin and Johnson gets the man who has creamed fours to all parts of the park on this awesome evening, what an innings he played when sent up the order to open 172/2
    31.6 The pull shot leads to his demise again. Sarwan pulls a shortish ball, fetching it from outside the offstump, doesn't get much meat behind it and it goes to right of Ponting at short midwicket who takes a couple of steps and then dives to take a good smart catch. Advantage Australia. 197/6
    25.1 the big man goes, oh ho! Goes back to a full, swinging delivery on off that cuts in and Lara is caught hopping right on the stumps, umpire says yep, thats out and West Indies have lost two big wickets in no time, Johnson strikes again, can he pull things around for Australia? 176/3
    28.1 Poor shot sends Bravo packing! It was short of length, outside the off stump and Bravo tries to fetch it from there - a attempted pull shot- and it pops up, off the leading edge, to cover. 185/4
    30.2 Cosgrove gets a wicket! Gentle seam-up stuff, landed on a length, around the off stump and shaped away a bit, Hinds pushed at it with an open-face of the bat and ends up gliding it straight into the gloves of Haddin. 196/5
    34.3 That's it, its all over. Australia have won. Fullish delivery in the channel outside the offstump, angling away and Smith, the last hope for West Indies, pushed at it, got an edge and Hadding pouched it with glee. Bracken turns to appeal, gets the nod he was looking for, turns, and runs over to his teammates to join in the celebratory huddle. 201/10
    32.6 Another one goes..... Wicket no 7 falls. Wide outside the off stump and Baugh gets a brain-explosion: throws his bat at it, only to get a faint nick behind and huge smiles erupt in the Australian faces as Haddin gloves it comfortably. 198/7
    33.3 Australia are all over the West Indians. Full, fast, and straightens after pitching on the middle stump. Bradshaw is caught plumb in front as he tries to whip it across the line. 199/8
    33.4 And then they were one. Yorker, right on the middle stump line, disturbs the furniture as Taylor goes for a cover drive, the bat slicing through thin air as the cherry evades it to crash into the middle. 199/9
    not out
    14 (lb 2, nb 5, w 7)
    201 all out (34.3 Overs, RR: 5.82)
    Fall of wickets: 1-136 (CH Gayle, 17.6 ov), 2-172 (S Chanderpaul, 23.3 ov), 3-176 (BC Lara, 25.1 ov), 4-185 (DJ Bravo, 28.1 ov), 5-196 (WW Hinds, 30.2 ov), 6-197 (RR Sarwan, 31.6 ov), 7-198 (CS Baugh, 32.6 ov), 8-199 (IDR Bradshaw, 33.3 ov), 9-199 (JE Taylor, 33.4 ov), 10-201 (DR Smith, 34.3 ov)
    GD McGrath9.003013.33401060
    NW Bracken6.324526.92246200
    MG Johnson8.006528.12229201
    SR Watson8.004345.37323214
    DJ Cullen2.001507.5032000
    MJ Cosgrove1.00111.0050000

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