Australia in West Indies ODI Series - 1st ODI

West Indies v Australia

Australia won by 64 runs

Kemar Roach to open the bowling, Watson to face. Two slips in place

b>9.15 am It's sunny but there is some cloud about. Nothing threatening at the moment. The pitch is expected to play slow, so chasing could be tricky. I'm looking forward to see how the Australian batsmen fare against Sunil Narine, the offspinner.

Gareth: "I don't want to sell out my nation, but I'd love to see Russell and Narine have an awesome series. They both play the game with that true West Indian flair, and have bright futures as young players."

Toss, 9.00 am Shane Watson has won the toss and Australia are going to bat.

This is West Indies' XI: 1 Johnson Charles, 2 Kieran Powell, 3 Darren Bravo, 4 Marlon Samuels, 5 Dwayne Bravo, 6 Kieron Pollard, 7 Andre Russell, 8 Carlton Baugh (wk), 9 Darren Sammy (capt), 10 Sunil Narine, 11 Kemar Roach.

Four medium-pace allrounders and one debutant - opener Johnson Charles - in that team.

Australia have given George Bailey a debut. Their team is: 1 David Warner, 2 Shane Watson (capt), 3 Peter Forrest, 4 Michael Hussey, 5 David Hussey, 6 George Bailey, 7 Matthew Wade (wk), 8 Daniel Christian, 9 Brett Lee, 10 Clint McKay, 11 Xavier Doherty.

8.50 am Hello, welcome to ESPNcricinfo's ball-by-ball coverage of Australia's tour of the West Indies. It kicks off with the first one-day international in Kingstown, St Vincent.

Australia's camp has had to cope with Brad Haddin's sudden return home for personal reasons, though it wouldn't have affected their XI today - since Mathew Wade was going to play.

West Indies have not beaten Australia since the Champions Trophy in 2006 - I was at that game, Jerome Taylor took a hat-trick - so it has been ages.

The toss should have happened, I'll bring you the details of it as soon as I get some myself.

0.1

Roach to Watson, no run, good length angling into the right-hander from over the wicket, Watson strides forward and across to play towards square leg

0.2

Roach to Watson, no run, short of a length and straight, Watson gets behind the line and blocks

0.3

Roach to Watson, FOUR, a fuller ball and Watson pushes forward to defend but gets an outside edge to the third man boundary, that went along the ground past second slip

0.4

Roach to Watson, no run, defended from the crease back down the pitch

0.5

Roach to Watson, no run, played off the back foot on the off side

0.6

Roach to Watson, 1 run, a short ball, Watson tries to pull but doesn't middle it, the ball lobs towards midwicket

End of over 1 (5 runs) Australia 5/0 (RR: 5.00)
SR Watson    5* (6b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    1-0-5-0
DA Warner    0* (0b)     

Dwayne Bravo, one of four medium-pace allrounders, will use the other new ball.

1.1

DJ Bravo to Watson, no run, a confident appeal for lbw first up but the umpire says not out. Darren Sammy has asked for a review. The ball had nipped into the right-hander from a good length just outside off and beat the front-foot drive. Replays are taking a while and when we finally have them they indicate that the impact on the pad was marginally outside off stump. So the decision will stay with the on-field call. That ball was going on to hit off stump. Had the umpire given it out, and Watson reviewed it, it would have stayed out. He's survived by the narrowest of margins.

1.2

DJ Bravo to Watson, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Watson frees those powerful arms and cuts hard over the leaping fielder at point

1.3

DJ Bravo to Watson, FOUR, this time he drives powerfully, and finds the gap at cover, consecutive boundaries

1.4

DJ Bravo to Watson, no run, driven on the front foot to mid-on

1.5

DJ Bravo to Watson, 1 wide, short ball and far down leg side, that's the first extra of the day

1.5

DJ Bravo to Watson, no run, defended on the front foot once again

1.6

DJ Bravo to Watson, FOUR, that's too full on the pads and Watson helps himself to a third boundary in the over, whipping behind square after moving on to the front foot. He could have nearly been dismissed, but has collected 12 runs instead

End of over 2 (13 runs) Australia 18/0 (RR: 9.00)
SR Watson    17* (12b 4x4)      DJ Bravo    1-0-13-0
DA Warner    0* (0b)      KAJ Roach    1-0-5-0

2.1

Roach to Warner, no run, Warner gets a terrific ball first up, pitching on a good length and seaming across the left-hander at serious pace. Warner pushed at it from the crease and was beaten

Haych: "Only one West Indies player over 30 (Marlon Samuels - 31) . Should be a refreshing change after watching the Indians in the field all summer in Australia!"

2.2

Roach to Warner, 1 run, straighter line, on the pads, and Warner works it behind square

2.3

Roach to Watson, no run, short of a length outside off, Watson defends towards point

2.4

Roach to Watson, no run, fuller ball outside off, Watson strides forward and drives to cover

2.5

Roach to Watson, no run, Watson moves forward again and drives towards mid-on, Roach is keeping the ball on tight lines and lengths

2.6

Roach to Watson, 1 run, Watson drives straight and Russell runs to his left from mid-on and dives to prevent the boundary

End of over 3 (2 runs) Australia 20/0 (RR: 6.66)
SR Watson    18* (16b 4x4)      KAJ Roach    2-0-7-0
DA Warner    1* (2b)      DJ Bravo    1-0-13-0

3.1

DJ Bravo to Watson, 1 run, Watson stays back and cuts a short of a length delivery towards third man, that bounced a bit but Watson controlled his shot

3.2

DJ Bravo to Warner, no run, another ball kicks off a good length, Warner stays in his crease and defends on the leg side

3.3

DJ Bravo to Warner, no run, Warner plays back to one that was too full to play back to, he prods and gets beaten as the ball seams across him

3.4

DJ Bravo to Warner, 1 run, Warner gets squared up as he tries to defend and the thick outside edge goes towards third man

Niala: "Crisis in Trinidad and Tobago. I took a day off from University today to watch the game, and there is no television coverage in the country and still unable to find a stream." good luck with that.

3.5

DJ Bravo to Watson, 1 wide, that's another wide down leg side, two in as many overs for Bravo

3.5

DJ Bravo to Watson, no run, short of a length outside off, Watson punches on the back foot to cover

Cliff: "@Haych, spot on mate, also might see a bit of application and keenness from the Windies Boys in leiu of what the Indians provided."

3.6

DJ Bravo to Watson, no run, Watson strides forward and pushes towards cover

End of over 4 (3 runs) Australia 23/0 (RR: 5.75)
SR Watson    19* (19b 4x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-16-0
DA Warner    2* (5b)      KAJ Roach    2-0-7-0

4.1

Roach to Warner, no run, Warner drives at a fullish ball from his crease and the fielder at cover can't make a clean stop after diving to his right

4.2

Roach to Warner, no run, another full ball angling across Warner, who drives hard but to the man at cover

4.3

Roach to Warner, 1 run, the length is a bit shorter and Warner pushes off the back foot, playing the ball towards third man

4.4

Roach to Watson, no run, that ball has taken off steeply from just short of a length, Watson began to play at it but then dropped his gloves in the nick of time

4.5

Roach to Watson, 1 run, played towards third man for a single

4.6

Roach to Warner, no run, Warner gets behind the line of a length ball and defends towards the bowler

End of over 5 (2 runs) Australia 25/0 (RR: 5.00)
DA Warner    3* (9b)      KAJ Roach    3-0-9-0
SR Watson    20* (21b 4x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-16-0

5.1

DJ Bravo to Watson, 1 run, with Roach bowling well, the batsmen seem to be targeting Bravo, Watson swivels and pulls a length ball in front of square

5.2

DJ Bravo to Warner, no run, Warner goes back to a good length delivery and blocks

5.3

DJ Bravo to Warner, 2 runs, short of a length outside off, Warner goes back and punches the ball through cover point

Nick: "I look at Australia's batting order, and I must admit, they do bat very deep, Christian is a very handy no.8 and McKay, Lee and Doherty are no spuds with the bat either, it's gonna be a big test for the Windies!"

5.4

DJ Bravo to Warner, no run, played off the back foot towards cover

5.5

DJ Bravo to Warner, no run, Warner has width to work with but he cuts the ball into the ground and to the fielder at point

5.6

DJ Bravo to Warner, 1 run, played off the back foot into the gap at midwicket, just a tap, not a powerful shot

End of over 6 (4 runs) Australia 29/0 (RR: 4.83)
DA Warner    6* (14b)      DJ Bravo    3-0-20-0
SR Watson    21* (22b 4x4)      KAJ Roach    3-0-9-0

6.1

Roach to Warner, no run, Warner's tried to pull a short of a length ball from outside off stump. He makes contact, but it isn't good contact, and doesn't beat midwicket

6.2

Roach to Warner, no run, driven off the front foot but to the man at cover

6.3

Roach to Warner, no run, played with absolutely no feet movement towards mid-on, Warner's struggling for fluency against Roach

6.4

Roach to Warner, 2 runs, short of a length on the pads, now he can work the ball off the back foot through square

6.5

Roach to Warner, no run, a full toss and Warner can't put it away, hitting it from his crease to cover

6.6

Roach to Warner, no run, Warner jumps back to play a good length ball towards midwicket. Roach's pace and length is keeping Warner away from the front foot

End of over 7 (2 runs) Australia 31/0 (RR: 4.42)
DA Warner    8* (20b)      KAJ Roach    4-0-11-0
SR Watson    21* (22b 4x4)      DJ Bravo    3-0-20-0

this time the umpire's given Watson lbw and Australia have asked for a review.

7.1

DJ Bravo to Watson, OUT, this time the umpire's given Watson lbw and Australia have asked for a review. It's quite similar to the appeal in Bravo's first over, which the umpire said was not out and West Indies reviewed unsuccessfully. Watson came half-forward to a delivery that nipped into him off the pitch. He was beaten on the front-foot defence and hit in front. The ball hit the pad in line and it wasn't too high either. That would have hit the top of middle and leg. Watson has to go. Both teams are a review down.

SR Watson lbw b DJ Bravo 21 (35m 23b 4x4 0x6) SR: 91.30

Peter Forrest is the new batsman.

7.2

DJ Bravo to Forrest, no run, short of a length and straight, Forrest stands tall in his crease and plays the ball down on the leg side

7.3

DJ Bravo to Forrest, no run, Bravo tests the new boy with a bouncer, Forrest begins to fend but then lets it go

7.4

DJ Bravo to Forrest, no run, played from the crease on the leg side

7.5

DJ Bravo to Forrest, no run, good length around off stump, Forrest pushes towards cover

Adam: "Good to see that both teams still have no idea how to use the review system. The WIndies review was close, but what was Watson thinking? Unless he KNEW he hit that he should've walked."

7.6

DJ Bravo to Forrest, no run, beaten outside the off stump

Benny: "My predictions for the match? Australia will get around 240 and Windies are going to find it difficult to chase on this pitch especially against McKay and Christian and their slower balls and variations and X man Doherty."

End of over 8 (wicket maiden) Australia 31/1 (RR: 3.87)
PJ Forrest    0* (5b)      DJ Bravo    4-1-20-1
DA Warner    8* (20b)      KAJ Roach    4-0-11-0

Andre Russell replaces Roach, from over the wicket ...

8.1

Russell to Warner, FOUR, Warner stays back to the relatively slower pace and uses the width outside off to punch through point and release some pressure

8.2

Russell to Warner, 1 wide, a wide down leg side, the third of the innings

8.2

Russell to Warner, 2 runs, Warner stays back to a length ball and whips it off his pads through midwicket

8.3

Russell to Warner, no run, defended from the crease on the leg side

Tom: "So often the way in short-form cricket: tight bowling from one end forces looser batting at the other; invariably, the less parsimonious bowler is the beneficiary."

8.4

Russell to Warner, FOUR, short of a length and straight, Warner jumps back and simply swats it with power through midwicket

Russell goes round the wicket ...

8.5

Russell to Warner, FOUR, Warner continues the merry-making after Roach's removal from the attack, he stays back and flays his bat at a length ball angling into him, the fielder at cover dives to take some pace off the ball, but it still reaches the boundary

8.6

Russell to Warner, 1 run, pulled off the back foot towards fine leg

End of over 9 (16 runs) Australia 47/1 (RR: 5.22)
DA Warner    23* (26b 3x4)      AD Russell    1-0-16-0
PJ Forrest    0* (5b)      DJ Bravo    4-1-20-1

John: "I'm with Adam on this one... When you have two reviews (as in Tests) you can afford to waste one. But with the one review, you've got to be smart and save it for the clanger." I'd forgotten for a moment that there's only one review per team in ODIs.

9.1

DJ Bravo to Warner, no run, Warner tries to pull again but doesn't make proper contact. It wasn't short enough

9.2

DJ Bravo to Warner, no run, length ball outside off, Warner stays in his crease and cuts towards point

9.3

DJ Bravo to Warner, no run, fuller length but wide outside off, Warner stays back and throws his bat at it, bottom-edging the ball into the ground towards the keeper

9.4

DJ Bravo to Warner, FOUR, too short, the ball sat up for Warner and he dismissed it to the midwicket boundary with a powerful pull, hit flat over the in field

9.5

DJ Bravo to Warner, no run, fuller length and Warner drives from his crease to mid-off

9.6

DJ Bravo to Warner, no run, huge appeal for lbw, but the umpire says not out. That definitely hit the batsmen plumb in front but it might have pitched outside leg. West Indies have no reviews left. Warner played back to a full ball, moving across his crease to whip on the leg side. The impact was not high as well, but the ball pitched outside leg stump.

End of over 10 (4 runs) Australia 51/1 (RR: 5.10)
DA Warner    27* (32b 4x4)      DJ Bravo    5-1-24-1
PJ Forrest    0* (5b)      AD Russell    1-0-16-0

The mandatory Powerplay is over, Darren Sammy brings himself into the attack, bowling from over the wicket.

10.1

Sammy to Forrest, no run, length ball outside off, driven to mid-off

10.2

Sammy to Forrest, no run, defended on the front foot, Sammy is bowling wicket to wicket

10.3

Sammy to Forrest, no run, Forrest gets behind the line of a good length delivery and blocks

10.4

Sammy to Forrest, no run, a fuller ball on the pads, Forrest stays back and clips to the fielder at midwicket

10.5

Sammy to Forrest, 1 run, pushed into a gap at cover point for a quick single

10.6

Sammy to Warner, no run, the slower ball around off stump, Warner drives from his crease and Pollard swoops on the ball at point

End of over 11 (1 run) Australia 52/1 (RR: 4.72)
DA Warner    27* (33b 4x4)      DJG Sammy    1-0-1-0
PJ Forrest    1* (10b)      DJ Bravo    5-1-24-1

Mike: "Teams have forgotten the purpose of DRS. It is there to remove howlers not for batsmen who think they can never be out. The umpires decision will be upheld unless an obvious error has occurred...use it wisely (Both teams)."

Sunil Narine replaces Russell, bowling offbreaks from over the wicket.

11.1

Narine to Forrest, no run, Forrest plays from his crease and gets beaten by one that spins into him, hitting the pad

11.2

Narine to Forrest, no run, tossed up on middle stump, defended back to the bowler

11.3

Narine to Forrest, no run, quicker ball on a straight line, played back to the bowler from the crease

11.4

Narine to Forrest, no run, quicker but on leg stump this time, Forrest pulls to short fine leg

Andy: "Is it just me or does the run slow whenever Forrest comes in? He strikes me as being a very classy player with crisp stroke play, but he's just too slow! Save him for the tests."

11.5

Narine to Forrest, no run, slower through the air on middle, Forrest stays back and defends towards square leg

11.6

Narine to Forrest, 1 run, a full ball on middle, this time Forrest drives to long-on for a single

End of over 12 (1 run) Australia 53/1 (RR: 4.41)
PJ Forrest    2* (16b)      SP Narine    1-0-1-0
DA Warner    27* (33b 4x4)      DJG Sammy    1-0-1-0

12.1

Sammy to Forrest, FOUR, that's too short, at that pace on this pitch, Forrest pulls through midwicket and hits his first boundary

12.2

Sammy to Forrest, no run, fuller length on off stump, Forrest pushes towards the off side and wants a single, Sammy is quick to prevent it

12.3

Sammy to Forrest, no run, short of a length on off stump, defended on the back foot

12.4

Sammy to Forrest, FOUR, too wide outside off, short of a length as well, Forrest stays back and cuts behind point and in front of third man. No room for medium-pace errors on this pitch

12.5

Sammy to Forrest, no run, defended on the back foot once again to point

12.6

Sammy to Forrest, no run, short of a length and straight, Forrest defends on the back foot

End of over 13 (8 runs) Australia 61/1 (RR: 4.69)
PJ Forrest    10* (22b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    2-0-9-0
DA Warner    27* (33b 4x4)      SP Narine    1-0-1-0

13.1

Narine to Warner, 1 run, Narine gives width outside off, Warner goes back to cut towards deep point

13.2

Narine to Forrest, no run, that was the doosra, going away from the right-hander, Forrest defended it on the back foot

13.3

Narine to Forrest, no run, the straighter one hits Forrest high on the back leg as he tries to defend

13.4

Narine to Forrest, no run, defended on the back foot

13.5

Narine to Forrest, FOUR, short with width outside off, Forrest sees an opportunity and cashes in, cutting off the back foot in front of point

Benny: " Andy, if he scored quickly you would be complaining about that, seriously I've heard it all on these commentary comments. Plus, he's no Jonathan Trott, he can actually hit the ball, hard, and over the boundary."

13.6

Narine to Forrest, no run, defended on the front foot

End of over 14 (5 runs) Australia 66/1 (RR: 4.71)
PJ Forrest    14* (27b 3x4)      SP Narine    2-0-6-0
DA Warner    28* (34b 4x4)      DJG Sammy    2-0-9-0

14.1

Sammy to Warner, no run, Warner stays back to a good length ball and punches towards cover

14.2

Sammy to Warner, no run, a full ball in the blockhole, it was also the slower ball, Warner dug it out on the off side

14.3

Sammy to Warner, no run, short of a length outside off, Warner slaps at it but can't beat Pollard at point

14.4

Sammy to Warner, 1 run, swatted towards deep square leg for a single

14.5

Sammy to Forrest, 1 run, a full toss, Forrest taps towards long on. It was a slower full toss.

14.6

Sammy to Warner, no run, another slower ball, all around 104 kph, Warner plays towards cover

End of over 15 (2 runs) Australia 68/1 (RR: 4.53)
DA Warner    29* (39b 4x4)      DJG Sammy    3-0-11-0
PJ Forrest    15* (28b 3x4)      SP Narine    2-0-6-0

Umpire Nero signals the bowling Powerplay.

15.1

Narine to Forrest, no run, defended on the back foot, that ball spun into the right-hander rather sharply

15.2

Narine to Forrest, 1 wide, this time the spin takes the ball far down leg side, Baugh does well to collect

15.2

Narine to Forrest, no run, defended on the leg side

15.3

Narine to Forrest, no run, Forrest goes back to turn the offbreak off his pads to short fine leg

15.4

Narine to Forrest, no run, defended on the off side off the back foot

15.5

Narine to Forrest, 1 run, Sammy dives to his left at square leg to cut off the shot after Forrest turned it off his pads with the spin

15.6

Narine to Warner, no run, Warner stays back to one that pitches in line with the stumps and spins sharply across him, he gets beaten

The players are taking a break for drinks. Australia will be pleased with this platform. The ball isn't coming on to the bat all that well and the pitch has turn for the spinners.

Dave: "If this were the last 15 overs, I'd agree about Forrest being slow. But he's a class act - he knows he has time to try and play himself in, when he comes in so early in the innings. He'll pick up the pace soon enough."

End of over 16 (2 runs) Australia 70/1 (RR: 4.37)
DA Warner    29* (40b 4x4)      SP Narine    3-0-8-0
PJ Forrest    16* (33b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    3-0-11-0

16.1

Sammy to Forrest, no run, good length and angling towards off and middle, Forrest stays in his crease and gets squared up while defending on the off side

16.2

Sammy to Forrest, no run, Forrest stays on the back foot once again and blocks

16.3

Sammy to Forrest, no run, he closed the face too early to a full ball angling into his pads and got a leading edge towards extra cover

16.4

Sammy to Forrest, 2 runs, that's not that short but Forrest moves back and across in a flash, pulling with power from outside off towards deep midwicket, where Dwayne Bravo has to slide to save the four

16.5

Sammy to Forrest, 1 run, the slower ball outside off, Forrest plays the drive early and spoons the shot in the air but short of mid-off

16.6

Sammy to Warner, no run, that's in the air but short of the fielder diving forward at cover. Warner stayed in his crease and pushed too early at a short of a length slower ball, the ball lobbed off the bat face but dropped a foot in front of the fielder

End of over 17 (3 runs) Australia 73/1 (RR: 4.29)
DA Warner    29* (41b 4x4)      DJG Sammy    4-0-14-0
PJ Forrest    19* (38b 3x4)      SP Narine    3-0-8-0

17.1

Narine to Forrest, no run, defended on the front foot

17.2

Narine to Forrest, no run, Forrest moves back and across to defend the offbreak on the leg side

17.3

Narine to Forrest, no run, the quicker, straighter ball. Forrest defends on the back foot

17.4

Narine to Forrest, 1 run, worked off the pads behind square leg

17.5

Narine to Warner, no run, Warner cuts off the back foot but can't beat backward point

17.6

Narine to Warner, no run, Warner moves forward and opens the face to guide the ball to backward point

End of over 18 (1 run) Australia 74/1 (RR: 4.11)
DA Warner    29* (43b 4x4)      SP Narine    4-0-9-0
PJ Forrest    20* (42b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    4-0-14-0

18.1

Sammy to Forrest, no run, good length just outside off, Forrest stays in his crease and defends on the off side

18.2

Sammy to Forrest, no run, defended on the back foot towards the bowler

Boogoo: "At this moment who would be your openers in World one day XI. For me has to be Warner and Cook. Would compliment each other well and both in form!"

18.3

Sammy to Forrest, no run, Bravo intercepts the push off the front foot at short extra cover and fires the throw in at the bowler's end, forcing the non-striker to hurry back to beat the direct hit

Rajeev: "Get ready guys, Warner is playing cautiously at the moment. That means he is going to play till the end of innings. Another big innings on the cards."

18.4

Sammy to Forrest, no run, good length delivery angling into the right-hander, Forrest moves back and plays to midwicket

18.5

Sammy to Forrest, 1 run, nudged towards midwicket for a quick single, he moved across his crease to tap that from outside off

18.6

Sammy to Warner, 1 run, Warner moves back and hits the ball through point

End of over 19 (2 runs) Australia 76/1 (RR: 4.00)
DA Warner    30* (44b 4x4)      DJG Sammy    5-0-16-0
PJ Forrest    21* (47b 3x4)      SP Narine    4-0-9-0

19.1

Narine to Warner, 1 run, Warner goes back and cuts the ball with the spin towards deep point where Russell is quick to cover ground and prevent the second

19.2

Narine to Forrest, 1 run, driven to long-on for a single

19.3

Narine to Warner, 1 run, tossed up on middle stump, Warner strides forward and drives to long off

19.4

Narine to Forrest, no run, defended on the back foot, Forrest was hurried by that straighter one

Stefan: "@Boogoo: Aren't we forgetting a certain CH Gayle?"

19.5

Narine to Forrest, no run, Forrest gets drawn into the front-foot drive outside off and is beaten

19.6

Narine to Forrest, no run, defended back to the bowler

End of over 20 (3 runs) Australia 79/1 (RR: 3.95)
PJ Forrest    22* (51b 3x4)      SP Narine    5-0-12-0
DA Warner    32* (46b 4x4)      DJG Sammy    5-0-16-0

Hello, Gnasher here for the stint

20.1

Sammy to Warner, 1 run, short and wide, but doesn't time the cut shot into the covers

20.2

Sammy to Forrest, no run, back of a length on off stump, defended to the off side

20.3

Sammy to Forrest, 1 run, nicely bowled, squares him up a touch as the ball straightens to take an outside edge down to third man

20.4

Sammy to Warner, no run, beaten outside off as he tries to guide down to third man, a slower ball that gripped a little on the surface

20.5

Sammy to Warner, FOUR, dragged down short and this time Warner latches on as he pulls it from outside off over deep midwicket

20.6

Sammy to Warner, 1 run, now he cuts through point out to the sweeper

End of over 21 (7 runs) Australia 86/1 (RR: 4.09)
DA Warner    38* (50b 5x4)      DJG Sammy    6-0-23-0
PJ Forrest    23* (53b 3x4)      SP Narine    5-0-12-0

A steady partnership this although West Indies keeping a lid on the scoring rate. Change of bowling now as Marlon Samuels comes into the attack. He rattles through his overs

21.1

Samuels to Warner, 1 run, waits on the back foot, opens the face and places into square on the off side

21.2

Samuels to Forrest, no run, close! Almost gives a return catch. It was a loopy delivery from Samuels and Forrest played a fraction early which sent a leading edge back towards the bowler but it dropped a few inches short

21.3

Samuels to Forrest, no run, defended on the front foot

21.4

Samuels to Forrest, no run, beaten outside off by one that goes on straight

21.5

Samuels to Forrest, no run, tries to play a straight delivery to leg but it squirts into the off side

21.6

Samuels to Forrest, 1 run, touch shorter outside off, Forrest on the back foot and pushes down to long on. Good start from Samuels

End of over 22 (2 runs) Australia 88/1 (RR: 4.00)
PJ Forrest    24* (58b 3x4)      MN Samuels    1-0-2-0
DA Warner    39* (51b 5x4)      DJG Sammy    6-0-23-0

22.1

Sammy to Forrest, no run, maintains a probing line on off stump and it's defended into the covers

22.2

Sammy to Forrest, 1 run, a slower ball which comes out very loopy from Sammy and it's pulled into the leg side

22.3

Sammy to Warner, 1 run, worked through the off side out to the cover sweeper

Sammy offering the batsmen very little pace to work with and it is making life difficult

22.4

Sammy to Forrest, no run, back of a length and defended to the leg side

22.5

Sammy to Forrest, 1 run, full at the stumps, pushed firmly down to long-on

22.6

Sammy to Warner, no run, onto the front foot, drives with an open face and has to stop the shot a little so it doesn't go in the air to cover

End of over 23 (3 runs) Australia 91/1 (RR: 3.95)
DA Warner    40* (53b 5x4)      DJG Sammy    7-0-26-0
PJ Forrest    26* (62b 3x4)      MN Samuels    1-0-2-0

23.1

Samuels to Forrest, no run, quicker and flatter to start the over, spearing towards leg stump and tucked to midwicket

23.2

Samuels to Forrest, OUT, breakthrough for West Indies. Forrest's struggles are over. He came down the pitch and the ball beat the outside to provide Baugh the chance of a simple stumping.

PJ Forrest st †Baugh b Samuels 26 (64m 64b 3x4 0x6) SR: 40.62

Samuels deserved that because he's started his spell well and had Forrest very unsure how to play. Michael Hussey in at No. 4. An expert at working the ball on tricky pitches

Slip in place

23.3

Samuels to MEK Hussey, no run, full at off stump and driven to cover

23.4

Samuels to MEK Hussey, 1 run, touch shorter, it turns a fraction and Hussey opens the face towards backward point

23.5

Samuels to Warner, no run, full at middle stump and pushed back to the bowler

23.6

Samuels to Warner, OUT, gone! Superb catch from Pollard and two in the over for Samuels. Warner punched it off the back foot and Pollard flung himself low to his left at cover to grab it inches from the turf. Anything in the air near Pollard is always dangerous, he's an incredible fielder.

DA Warner c Pollard b Samuels 40 (103m 55b 5x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

Well, well. How the game changes. Australia's scoring rate had already slowed and now they two new batsmen in the middle. D Hussey joins M Hussey.

End of over 24 (1 run) Australia 92/3 (RR: 3.83)
     MN Samuels    2-0-3-2
MEK Hussey    1* (2b)      DJG Sammy    7-0-26-0

Kemar Roach back into the attack

24.1

Roach to MEK Hussey, 3 runs, starts on leg stump and it's neatly flicked in front of square...extra pace on the ball already helping

24.2

Roach to DJ Hussey, no run, good length on off stump, defended to the off side

24.3

Roach to DJ Hussey, no run, banged in a touch shorter, keeps Hussey on the back foot as he defends at the top of the bounce

24.4

Roach to DJ Hussey, no run, staying parked on the back foot but this is a touch fuller and is played square on the off side

24.5

Roach to DJ Hussey, 1 leg bye, wow, where did that come from? An excellent bouncer from Roach which really climbed and took Hussey on the shoulder as he tried to sway out of the line. Baugh took the catch and West Indies were confident, but a good decision from umpire Dharmasena

24.6

Roach to MEK Hussey, 1 run, pushed into the off side

End of over 25 (5 runs) Australia 97/3 (RR: 3.88)
MEK Hussey    5* (4b)      KAJ Roach    5-0-15-0
DJ Hussey    0* (4b)      MN Samuels    2-0-3-2

25.1

Samuels to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, worked from middle and leg into the on side

25.2

Samuels to MEK Hussey, no run, leans forward and defends to the covers

25.3

Samuels to MEK Hussey, no run, played square into the covers

25.4

Samuels to MEK Hussey, no run, full at the stumps and pushed back to the bowler...good pressure being built

25.5

Samuels to MEK Hussey, no run, another dot ball as Hussey can't get this through the covers

25.6

Samuels to MEK Hussey, no run, excellent stuff from Samuels as this one is only bunted to mid-on

End of over 26 (2 runs) Australia 99/3 (RR: 3.80)
MEK Hussey    7* (10b)      MN Samuels    3-0-5-2
DJ Hussey    0* (4b)      KAJ Roach    5-0-15-0

26.1

Roach to DJ Hussey, no run, good yorker and dug out back to the bowler

26.2

Roach to DJ Hussey, no run, played square into the off side

26.3

Roach to DJ Hussey, OUT, West Indies right on top now. In the channel outside off from Roach, Hussey pushed without much footwork and got a thin edge to the keeper

DJ Hussey c †Baugh b Roach 0 (11m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

George Bailey in at No. 6 on debut. And under some pressure.

26.4

Roach to Bailey, no run, defends his first ball in ODIs back to the bowler from off stump

26.5

Roach to Bailey, no run, beaten outside off, good pace from Roach and Bailey fences at the delivery which doesn't carry through to Baugh

26.6

Roach to Bailey, no run, back of a length and defended to the off side

End of over 27 (wicket maiden) Australia 99/4 (RR: 3.66)
GJ Bailey    0* (3b)      KAJ Roach    6-1-15-1
MEK Hussey    7* (10b)      MN Samuels    3-0-5-2

27.1

Samuels to MEK Hussey, no run, tight leave. Angled across the left hander and it wasn't miles away from off stump

27.2

Samuels to MEK Hussey, no run

27.3

Samuels to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, low full toss outside off and it's driven through the covers

27.4

Samuels to MEK Hussey, no run, defended off the back foot towards point

27.5

Samuels to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, dragged down a little short and wide this time, Hussey waits then places his cut wide of backward point

27.6

Samuels to MEK Hussey, 1 run, floated up a touch fuller, draws the batsman forward and there's some deft placement from Hussey to find a gap at cover

"If no one else is going to say it I will," starts Luke. "I wish Ponting were here right now."

End of over 28 (5 runs) Australia 104/4 (RR: 3.71)
MEK Hussey    12* (16b)      MN Samuels    4-0-10-2
GJ Bailey    0* (3b)      KAJ Roach    6-1-15-1

Andre Russell back into the attack. He made a poor start and needs to keep the pressure on for West Indies

28.1

Russell to MEK Hussey, 1 run, tucked off the pads

28.2

Russell to Bailey, no run, played square on the off side

28.3

Russell to Bailey, no run, cramped for room, he shaped to cut but was close to the body so could only defend to point

28.4

Russell to Bailey, 1 run, tucked into the leg side

28.5

Russell to MEK Hussey, no run, back of a length on middle and off, defended into the off side...Russell hitting the splice quite hard in this over

28.6

Russell to MEK Hussey, no run, on off stump, defended square into the off side and that completes a good comeback over by Russell

End of over 29 (2 runs) Australia 106/4 (RR: 3.65)
MEK Hussey    13* (19b)      AD Russell    2-0-18-0
GJ Bailey    1* (6b)      MN Samuels    4-0-10-2

29.1

Samuels to Bailey, 1 run, taken from outside off stump and tucked into the gap at square leg

29.2

Samuels to MEK Hussey, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, comes onto the front foot and defended to cover

29.3

Samuels to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, on leg stump, worked through short fine leg

29.4

Samuels to MEK Hussey, no run, beaten! Nicely bowled. It turned quite sharply to beat the outside edge as he played foward

29.5

Samuels to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, neatly placed through the off side and there's an rare misfield from Pollard at cover which allows a couple

29.6

Samuels to MEK Hussey, no run, comes round the wicket for the final, it's a touch short and Hussey cuts but picks out point

End of over 30 (5 runs) Australia 111/4 (RR: 3.70)
MEK Hussey    17* (24b)      MN Samuels    5-0-15-2
GJ Bailey    2* (7b)      AD Russell    2-0-18-0

30.1

Russell to Bailey, no run, full on off stump, he had to jab down quite sharply to keep that from scooting through

30.2

Russell to Bailey, no run, offcutter, taking the pace off the ball and defended

30.3

Russell to Bailey, no run, mixing his pace up nicely and not offering any width to the batsman

30.4

Russell to Bailey, 1 run, touch too straight and it gives him a chance to work into midwicket

30.5

Russell to MEK Hussey, no run, full on off stump, Hussey makes sure he gets well forward and plays to the covers

30.6

Russell to MEK Hussey, no run, pitched up on middle and he can't get it away

End of over 31 (1 run) Australia 112/4 (RR: 3.61)
MEK Hussey    17* (26b)      AD Russell    3-0-19-0
GJ Bailey    3* (11b)      MN Samuels    5-0-15-2

31.1

Samuels to Bailey, no run, pressure building on Bailey as he notches up another dot ball

31.2

Samuels to Bailey, FOUR, ah, then he's offered a gift from Samuels. Dropped in short and pulled away to beat deep square-leg. First poor delivery in a long time

31.3

Samuels to Bailey, no run, defended out to midwicket

31.4

Samuels to Bailey, 1 run, tucked off the stumps through the leg side

31.5

Samuels to MEK Hussey, no run, round the wicket, on middle stump and Hussey doesn't beat midwicket

31.6

Samuels to MEK Hussey, 1 run, quicker this time, Hussey rolls his wrists to find a gap through square leg

End of over 32 (6 runs) Australia 118/4 (RR: 3.68)
MEK Hussey    18* (28b)      MN Samuels    6-0-21-2
GJ Bailey    8* (15b 1x4)      AD Russell    3-0-19-0

Still a slip catching for Russell

32.1

Russell to MEK Hussey, 1 run, picked off from around leg stump into space at midwicket

32.2

Russell to Bailey, no run, appeal for lbw as Bailey misses his whip across the line but that was always shaping down the leg side

32.3

Russell to Bailey, no run, full outside off, driven quite sweetly but he picks out mid-off

32.4

Russell to Bailey, 1 run, another slower delivery and this grips considerable, played nicely with soft hands into the leg side

32.5

Russell to MEK Hussey, no run, aims for the yorker and comes out as a low full toss which is pushed down the ground

32.6

Russell to MEK Hussey, no run, another tight over completed as Hussey defends square on the off side

End of over 33 (2 runs) Australia 120/4 (RR: 3.63)
MEK Hussey    19* (31b)      AD Russell    4-0-21-0
GJ Bailey    9* (18b 1x4)      MN Samuels    6-0-21-2

33.1

Samuels to Bailey, 1 run, worked down the ground to long-on

33.2

Samuels to MEK Hussey, no run, round the wicket, on off stump, defended square on the off side

33.3

Samuels to MEK Hussey, 1 leg bye, pushed in a fraction quicker and drifts towards leg stump, takes the pad and bobbles towards square leg

33.4

Samuels to Bailey, no run, some more sharp turn for Samuels and Bailey has to take his bottom hand off the bat to keep the ball down

33.5

Samuels to Bailey, no run, pushed into the off side

33.6

Samuels to Bailey, no run, the batsman was almost done by some low bounce as he went for a pull and the ball scooted under the bat. Wasn't far from taking off stump

Drinks. A total around 200 will give Australia a chance. Not easy to score swiftly on this pitch, especially when pace is taken off the ball. For those of you interested, Bangladesh have just beaten India.

End of over 34 (2 runs) Australia 122/4 (RR: 3.58)
GJ Bailey    10* (22b 1x4)      MN Samuels    7-0-22-2
MEK Hussey    19* (33b)      AD Russell    4-0-21-0

Sammy back into the attack

34.1

Sammy to MEK Hussey, 1 run, outside off stump, angled down to third man

34.2

Sammy to Bailey, 1 run, on the back foot and tucked down to fine leg

34.3

Sammy to MEK Hussey, no run, beaten by some more low bounce outside off stump as Hussey tries to run down to third man again

34.4

Sammy to MEK Hussey, 1 run, dragged down short but Hussey can't really take advantage as his pull picks out deep square-leg

34.5

Sammy to Bailey, 1 run, whipped away from middle stump with good use of the wrists

34.6

Sammy to MEK Hussey, no run, rolls his fingers across this one and it's defended square on the off side

End of over 35 (4 runs) Australia 126/4 (RR: 3.60)
MEK Hussey    21* (37b)      DJG Sammy    8-0-30-0
GJ Bailey    12* (24b 1x4)      MN Samuels    7-0-22-2

Sunil Narine returns with his collection of spin

35.1

Narine to Bailey, no run, played square into the off side

35.2

Narine to Bailey, no run, on middle, worked into midwicket

35.3

Narine to Bailey, no run, speared into at the toes, half an appeal but never with any real confidence

35.4

Narine to Bailey, 1 run, pushed down the ground to long-on

35.5

Narine to MEK Hussey, no run, nicely bowled, turns and bounces at Hussey who plays it with soft hands

35.6

Narine to MEK Hussey, no run, defended to the off side

End of over 36 (1 run) Australia 127/4 (RR: 3.52)
MEK Hussey    21* (39b)      SP Narine    6-0-13-0
GJ Bailey    13* (28b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    8-0-30-0

36.1

DJ Bravo to Bailey, FOUR, a rare delivery and Bailey has time to rock onto the back foot and find the gap wide of the deep square-leg

36.2

DJ Bravo to Bailey, 1 run, guided down to third man

36.3

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, 1 run, opens the face towards point to rotate the strike

36.4

DJ Bravo to Bailey, 1 run, defended to the off side

36.5

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, no run, round the wicket, tucked into the leg side

36.6

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, 1 run, just starting to pick up a few more singles how, but not doing major damage to West Indies at the moment

End of over 37 (8 runs) Australia 135/4 (RR: 3.64)
MEK Hussey    23* (42b)      DJ Bravo    6-1-32-1
GJ Bailey    19* (31b 2x4)      SP Narine    6-0-13-0

37.1

Narine to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, cut hard down to third man, was a touch short outside off stump

37.2

Narine to MEK Hussey, no run, rips past the outside edge with turn and bounce

37.3

Narine to MEK Hussey, 1 run, worked into the leg side

37.4

Narine to Bailey, 1 run, stays quite deep in his crease and flips this into the midwicket area

37.5

Narine to MEK Hussey, no run, defended to the off side

37.6

Narine to MEK Hussey, no run, can't beat square leg as he flicks off the pads

End of over 38 (4 runs) Australia 139/4 (RR: 3.65)
MEK Hussey    26* (47b)      SP Narine    7-0-17-0
GJ Bailey    20* (32b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    6-1-32-1

38.1

Roach to Bailey, no run, full on off stump and defended to the off side

38.2

Roach to Bailey, no run, tries to cut but doesn't get much timing

38.3

Roach to Bailey, no run, lovely delivery, pushed even fuller outside off and catches the batsman flat-footed as he drives and there's almost an edge to the keeper

38.4

Roach to Bailey, 1 run, drifting towards leg stump, takes the pad to short fine-leg...there's a direct hit but the batsman is home by a long way

38.5

Roach to MEK Hussey, no run, full outside off and drilled very firmly straight to cover

38.6

Roach to MEK Hussey, no run

End of over 39 (1 run) Australia 140/4 (RR: 3.58)
MEK Hussey    26* (49b)      KAJ Roach    7-1-16-1
GJ Bailey    21* (36b 2x4)      SP Narine    7-0-17-0

The start of the 40th over and still a slip in place

39.1

Narine to Bailey, no run, nice line on off stump, squares Bailey up a little as he defends

39.2

Narine to Bailey, no run, pushed to the leg side

39.3

Narine to Bailey, no run, the dot balls continue to pile up as he plays to point

39.4

Narine to Bailey, 1 run, plays with the spin through the leg side

39.5

Narine to MEK Hussey, no run, more sharp spin for Narine as Hussey tries to play through the off side

39.6

Narine to MEK Hussey, no run, left alone outside off stump as Narine continues to prove very effective

Australia really struggling to find momentum. For the rest of the innings it's back to George Binoy

End of over 40 (1 run) Australia 141/4 (RR: 3.52)
MEK Hussey    26* (51b)      SP Narine    8-0-18-0
GJ Bailey    22* (40b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    7-1-16-1

40.1

Roach to Bailey, no run, Good length and straight, defended back to the bowler

40.2

Roach to Bailey, 1 run, A full delivery on of and middle stump, the batsman stays in his crease and plays towards long on

40.3

Roach to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, a short ball and Hussey tries to pull, the top edge lobs behind the wicketkeeper

40.4

Roach to MEK Hussey, 1 run, played from the crease behind point for a single, he got an outside edge as he pushed at the good length ball angling across him

40.5

Roach to Bailey, no run, Baugh does well to dive to his left and collect the ball after the batsmen inside-edged the pull

40.6

Roach to Bailey, 2 leg byes, tries to pull but misses, the ball goes towards backward square leg for leg byes

End of over 41 (6 runs) Australia 147/4 (RR: 3.58)
GJ Bailey    23* (44b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    8-1-20-1
MEK Hussey    29* (53b)      SP Narine    8-0-18-0

41.1

Samuels to MEK Hussey, 1 run, Hussey gets down on one knee and sweeps behind square

41.2

Samuels to Bailey, 3 byes, this time Bailey attempts the reverse sweep and misses, the ball spins past his body and Baugh reaches out to collect, he gets glove on it but the ball trickles towards third man

41.3

Samuels to MEK Hussey, 1 run, Hussey goes back and drives the ball through cover point

41.4

Samuels to Bailey, no run, defended on the front foot

41.5

Samuels to Bailey, FOUR, Bailey gets an outside edge while trying to drive, the ball goes fine to the third man boundary

41.6

Samuels to Bailey, 1 run, pulled off the back foot to long on

End of over 42 (10 runs) Australia 157/4 (RR: 3.73)
GJ Bailey    28* (48b 3x4)      MN Samuels    8-0-29-2
MEK Hussey    31* (55b)      KAJ Roach    8-1-20-1

42.1

DJ Bravo to Bailey, no run, Bailey moves right across his stumps to scoop a full ball towards fine leg, he missed and was hit on the back boot, the impact was outside the line of off stump though, so Bravo's appeal for lbw was turned down

42.2

DJ Bravo to Bailey, 2 runs, a full ball on middle stump and Bailey swings it towards deep square leg, the fielder runs to his right on the boundary and dives, preventing the ball from reaching the boundary, another fielder running to his left from fine leg picks it up

42.3

DJ Bravo to Bailey, 1 run, driven to long on for a single

42.4

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, 1 run, Hussey steps out of his crease and steers a length ball towards third man

42.5

DJ Bravo to Bailey, 1 run, a full delivery swinging into the right-hander, Bailey makes room and hits towards midwicket

42.6

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, OUT, caught at long-on! Hussey came out of his crease and lofted a length ball, it was the slower ball though and Hussey mis-timed the shot as a result, hitting it straight to Roach a few yards in from the boundary

MEK Hussey c Roach b DJ Bravo 32 (80m 57b 0x4 0x6) SR: 56.14

End of over 43 (5 runs) Australia 162/5 (RR: 3.76)
     DJ Bravo    7-1-37-2
GJ Bailey    32* (52b 3x4)      MN Samuels    8-0-29-2

43.1

Narine to Wade, OUT, Wade hasn't survived his first ball. Narine pitched the offbreak on a good length on middle and off stump, drawing the batsmen forward. He then spun it across the left-hander, inducing the outside edge as Wade tried to defend. Bravo took a low catch at first slip

MS Wade c DJ Bravo b Narine 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Dan Christian is the new batsman.

43.2

Narine to Christian, no run, he gets an outside edge on the off side as he tries to defend

43.3

Narine to Christian, no run, this time it's the inside edge on the leg side as he pushes forward to block

43.4

Narine to Christian, no run, the quick one bowled flat outside off, the batsman lets it go

43.5

Narine to Christian, 1 run, driven on the front foot to long-on

43.6

Narine to Bailey, 2 runs, that offbreak spun and bounced but the line was down leg side, the batsman tried to pull and got some bat on it towards fine leg

End of over 44 (3 runs) Australia 165/6 (RR: 3.75)
GJ Bailey    34* (53b 3x4)      SP Narine    9-0-21-1
DT Christian    1* (4b)      DJ Bravo    7-1-37-2

44.1

DJ Bravo to Christian, 1 wide, that's full and down leg side, he'll have to bowl that again

44.1

DJ Bravo to Christian, 1 run, a slower ball bowled full on middle, played in front of square for a single

44.2

DJ Bravo to Bailey, 1 run, in the blockhole but the batsmen manages to dig it out towards square leg

44.3

DJ Bravo to Christian, 1 run, full and straight, driven off the front foot towards long-on

44.4

DJ Bravo to Bailey, no run, another one nearly in the blockhole on off stump, driven on the front foot towards extra cover

44.5

DJ Bravo to Bailey, 1 run, a full toss on the pads, glanced towards fine leg for just the single, the batsman will feel he's missed out there

44.6

DJ Bravo to Christian, no run, he's tried to play that through the leg side but hit it on to his boot, Bravo runs towards short cover to field

End of over 45 (5 runs) Australia 170/6 (RR: 3.77)
DT Christian    3* (7b)      DJ Bravo    8-1-42-2
GJ Bailey    36* (56b 3x4)      SP Narine    9-0-21-1

45.1

Narine to Bailey, no run, defended back to the bowler on the front foot

45.2

Narine to Bailey, no run, he's tried to cut a straighter one from outside off and misses

45.3

Narine to Bailey, no run, Bailey gets in all sorts of trouble as he tries to cut a big ripping offbreak, he misses and gets hit on the thigh

45.4

Narine to Bailey, 1 run, played towards long on for a single

45.5

Narine to Christian, 1 run, the quicker straighter ball, played off the front foot behind square on the leg side

45.6

Narine to Bailey, 1 run, short of a length around off, the batsman goes back and cuts towards deep point

Australia are huffing and huffing here, will they make 200? Narine's finished an economical spell.

Serge: "Surprised Russell hasnt been brought back on, he seemed to be getting some reverse happening..."

End of over 46 (3 runs) Australia 173/6 (RR: 3.76)
GJ Bailey    38* (61b 3x4)      SP Narine    10-0-24-1
DT Christian    4* (8b)      DJ Bravo    8-1-42-2

Roach is back ...

46.1

Roach to Bailey, 1 run, a full toss and the batsman swats it towards midwicket, didn't look to put it beyond the boundary

46.2

Roach to Christian, no run, a slower ball bowled short of a length outside off, played to short third man

46.3

Roach to Christian, 1 leg bye, Christian tries to pull a ball that's too full to be pulled and gets hit on the body, he manages to recover and run a quick leg bye

46.4

Roach to Bailey, FOUR, edged and four! Roach bowled a low full toss outside off stump, the batsman backed away and tried to hit through the off side, he got an inside edge between the keeper and short fine leg

46.5

Roach to Bailey, FOUR, another one to the third man boundary! Bailey gets a lot more bat on this one after backing away towards leg, cutting past the fielder at short third man

46.6

Roach to Bailey, no run, Roach bowls a swinging yorker and has Bailey in a tangle, the ball goes close on the leg side but Roach doesn't pick up after he rushed across, Bailey was a fair way out of his crease. That ball hit Bailey flush on the boot, looked a good lbw shout

End of over 47 (10 runs) Australia 183/6 (RR: 3.89)
GJ Bailey    47* (65b 5x4)      KAJ Roach    9-1-29-1
DT Christian    4* (10b)      SP Narine    10-0-24-1

47.1

DJ Bravo to Christian, FOUR, the slower ball on a hittable length and Christian swings hard, powering the ball to the square leg boundary where the fielder fails to stop it and then has to hurdle the advertisement hoardings

47.2

DJ Bravo to Christian, 2 runs, width outside off stump and Christian cuts towards deep point

47.3

DJ Bravo to Christian, no run, a slower ball in the blockhole, played back to the bowler

47.4

DJ Bravo to Christian, FOUR, too full and on the pads, the yorker gone wrong, Christian swings and gets a bit of an inside edge that takes the ball to the fine leg boundary

47.5

DJ Bravo to Christian, 1 run, driven towards long off for a single

47.6

DJ Bravo to Bailey, 1 run, Bailey backs away and swings across the line, slogging the ball towards deep midwicket

End of over 48 (12 runs) Australia 195/6 (RR: 4.06)
GJ Bailey    48* (66b 5x4)      DJ Bravo    9-1-54-2
DT Christian    15* (15b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    9-1-29-1

48.1

Roach to Bailey, OUT, Bailey's fallen two short of a half-century on debut. He backed away towards leg to create room and hit on the off side. He ended up scooping the ball high in the air and the fielder from the cover-point boundary came in to take a well-judged catch

GJ Bailey c Narine b Roach 48 (91m 67b 5x4 0x6) SR: 71.64

48.2

Roach to Christian, 1 run, a full and straight delivery, hit from the crease to deep midwicket

48.3

Roach to Lee, 1 run, short of a length and straight, Lee takes one hand off the bat and turns his head away from the ball as he fends at it

48.4

Roach to Christian, 1 run, in the blockhole around off stump, dug out towards midwicket

48.5

Roach to Lee, 1 run, Lee plays another short of a length delivery awkwardly

48.6

Roach to Christian, no run, a low full toss outside off, a slower one as well, the batsman swung too early and was beaten

End of over 49 (4 runs) Australia 199/7 (RR: 4.06)
DT Christian    17* (18b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    10-1-33-2
B Lee    2* (2b)      DJ Bravo    9-1-54-2

Bravo to bowl the final over ...

49.1

DJ Bravo to Lee, 1 run, short of a length, slow again, played off the back foot on the off side

49.2

DJ Bravo to Christian, 1 run, hit from the crease towards long off

49.3

DJ Bravo to Lee, 2 runs, the batsman backs away and swings, aiming for deep midwicket, the ball tails into him and the inside edge goes towards fine leg

49.4

DJ Bravo to Lee, OUT, caught by Johnson Charles, who was running in from deep midwicket. Bravo delivered another slow offcutter that gripped the pitch, Lee was through his leg-side swing too early and mis-hit it high in the air. The fielder judged the catch well on the move

B Lee c Charles b DJ Bravo 5 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

49.5

DJ Bravo to Christian, no run, Christian charges and slogs at a slower ball delivered from round the wicket, he was beaten

49.6

DJ Bravo to Christian, 1 leg bye, the batsman misses the heave on the leg side and gets hit on the pad by another slower ball, Australia finish with 204

1.05 pm Australia have been restricted to 204 for 8 on a pitch that is slow and has turn for the spinners. Sunil Narine thrived on the surface, restricting the run flow with Marlon Samuels and Kemar Roach. Dwayne Bravo picked up three wickets. West Indies have not beaten Australia in an ODI since the group stages of the 2006 Champions Trophy. They have a good chance today if they can pace their chase well. We'll be back in about 40 minutes.

End of over 50 (5 runs) Australia 204/8
DT Christian    18* (21b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    10-1-58-3
CJ McKay    0* (0b)      KAJ Roach    10-1-33-2
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Mar 16, 2012

Xavier Doherty ran through West Indies' middle order, West Indies v Australia, 1st ODI, St Vincent, March 16, 2012

Xavier Doherty ran through West Indies' middle order

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Mar 16, 2012

Australia's players celebrate after securing a 64-run win that puts them 1-0 up in the series, West Indies v Australia, 1st ODI, St Vincent, March 16, 2012

Australia's players celebrate after securing a 64-run win that puts them 1-0 up in the series

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