Australia in West Indies ODI Series - 2nd ODI

West Indies v Australia

West Indies won by 5 wickets (with 10 balls remaining) (D/L method)

Right, the players are out, under an overcast sky, and we're about to start. Kemar Roach will take the first new ball ...

9.55am: The covers are coming off! The start has been rescheduled for 10.15am, with a full 50-over schedule to come. Plenty of time for you to set up the steel drums.

9.45am: The St Vincent shower has been upgraded to a squall - a small but important escalation. The covers are still on, though we've not lost any overs yet. West Indies' battery of towering, bone-shuddering, Babylon fire-breathing quicks wobbly medium-pace allrounders will doubtless be licking their lips up in the dressing room ...

9.30am: So, the covers are on and the start has been delayed. It doesn't look too heavy but we'll keep you informed.

9.20am: The coin has been tossed - and Darren Sammy has won it (for the first time in 10 attempts, no less). He's decided West Indies will have a bowl, perhaps influenced by the conditions. I'm presuming he has not based his decision on the success of his team's chasing a target on Friday ...

Anyway, West Indies are also unchanged, with the match is due to get underway in 10 minutes' time. Although another shower has just swept in, it seems.

9.10am: I'm Alan Gardner, by the way, and I'll be joined on commentary by George Binoy. No news on the toss, as yet, but we have heard that Australia will be unchanged for this match. Whether any tweaks to the West Indies line-up can facilitate a change of outcome, remains to be seen.

Apparently there are a few sprinkles around Arnos Vale, though play is expected to start on time. Let's hope a quick spritz livens up the pitch, eh?

9.05am: Hello and welcome to live coverage of the second ODI between West Indies and Australia from St Vincent. After a collapse worthy of Jenga on Friday, West Indies are 1-0 down and still looking for their first 50-over win against the Aussies in six years. Can they end the drought today? Why not have a dig around in Brydon Coverdale's preview for answers ...

0.1

Roach to Watson, 2 runs, short, pulled into the ground behind square leg and Watson's off the mark first ball

0.2

Roach to Watson, no run, bouncer, flies through as the batsman ducks

0.3

Roach to Watson, no run, length, on off and defended down the wicket

0.4

Roach to Watson, no run, short, attacking the batsman's body, dropped into the on side

0.5

Roach to Watson, no run, length, seaming in and taking a chunk of bat before hitting the pad and rolling to midwicket

0.6

Roach to Watson, no run, length ball outside off and Watson's shoulders arms

Already you can hear the horns in the stands. The rain hasn't dampened the atmosphere ...

End of over 1 (2 runs) Australia 2/0 (RR: 2.00)
SR Watson    2* (6b)      KAJ Roach    1-0-2-0
DA Warner    0* (0b)     

Dwayne Bravo from the other end ...

1.1

DJ Bravo to Warner, no run, full, swinging in a touch and driven to mid-off

1.2

DJ Bravo to Warner, no run, full again, swinging in before seaming a touch, beating Warner's attempted glance. Very close that

1.3

DJ Bravo to Warner, no run, length, pushed towards cover

1.4

DJ Bravo to Warner, 1 run, angled across and driven wide of the cover fielder

1.5

DJ Bravo to Watson, 2 runs, slightly full, on off and punched through the leg side

1.6

DJ Bravo to Watson, no run, length, prodded into the on side

End of over 2 (3 runs) Australia 5/0 (RR: 2.50)
SR Watson    4* (8b)      DJ Bravo    1-0-3-0
DA Warner    1* (4b)      KAJ Roach    1-0-2-0

2.1

Roach to Warner, no run, short, Warner goes back on his toes and cuts to the man at point

2.2

Roach to Warner, no run, thumps into Warner's pad as he chopped down on the ball - but it pitched outside leg

2.3

Roach to Warner, no run, slanted across and dabbed to point again

2.4

Roach to Warner, no run, length and beats the outside edge, Warner slashing like a horror movie bad guy

2.5

Roach to Warner, no run, on the legs and nudged square to the fielder

2.6

Roach to Warner, no run, short, hooked off his hips, again to the fielder, who tries to throw down the non-striker's end

End of over 3 (maiden) Australia 5/0 (RR: 1.66)
DA Warner    1* (10b)      KAJ Roach    2-1-2-0
SR Watson    4* (8b)      DJ Bravo    1-0-3-0

3.1

DJ Bravo to Watson, 1 run, bit of width and Watson leans into a lazy, picture-perfect cover drive to the sweeper on the boundary

3.2

DJ Bravo to Warner, 2 runs, leg-stump line, tucked up but manages to squeeze the ball between square leg and midwicket for a couple

3.3

DJ Bravo to Warner, 2 runs, full, driven in the air, just dying on the fielder, Johnson Charles, as he dived for what would have been a spectacular catch

3.4

DJ Bravo to Warner, FOUR, short and hooked powerfully over midwicket - a sign of attacking intent from Warner

3.5

DJ Bravo to Warner, no run, length, outside off and angling across, driven on the bounce to cover-point

3.6

DJ Bravo to Warner, no run, defended into the off side

A fairly even start then. Though the rain clouds don't seem pleased and are currently frowning hard over the hills in the background. Groundstaff getting ready again ...

End of over 4 (9 runs) Australia 14/0 (RR: 3.50)
DA Warner    9* (15b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-12-0
SR Watson    5* (9b)      KAJ Roach    2-1-2-0

4.1

Roach to Watson, no run, length, on the stumps, defended

4.2

Roach to Watson, 1 run, bit of room outside off and driven through a gap in the covers

4.3

Roach to Warner, 1 run, length, cut behind square

4.4

Roach to Watson, no run, angled in from wide of the stumps, defended on the front foot

4.5

Roach to Watson, no run, defended on the stumps

4.6

Roach to Watson, no run, defended to third man, an aborted run nearly has Watson in trouble

11.35: Hearing that the covers are off at Arnos Vale - time for the super sopper to get to work on the outfield ...

11.10am: Reports suggest the rain has been coming down pretty heavily in St Vincent, so we don't have an idea on when play may re-start. A re-calculation of the overs is almost a certainty at this stage.

10.40: And now the covers are being hustled on, as the rain re-envelopes the ground ... Looks like we're in for another delay, while the weather vents. Could be some overs lost here too, I would think.

End of over 5 (2 runs) Australia 16/0 (RR: 3.20)
SR Watson    6* (14b)      KAJ Roach    3-1-4-0
DA Warner    10* (16b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-12-0

12.05pm: The game is going to re-start in about 10 minutes' time - we'll bring you news on how many overs have been lost as soon as we get it.

And here it is: there'll now be 40 overs per side, with an initial eight overs of Powerplay, then two blocks of four (batting and bowling). Bowlers will have a maximum of eight overs each.

And we're away once again!

5.1

DJ Bravo to Warner, no run, length, tight off-stump line, defended

5.2

DJ Bravo to Warner, 3 runs, full, driven square and a misfield sees the ball slip through at point before being reined in near the boundary

5.3

DJ Bravo to Watson, no run, good length, outside off and driven to cover where Sammy catches on the bounce

5.4

DJ Bravo to Watson, no run, outside off, prodded to cover again

5.5

DJ Bravo to Watson, no run, angled in, seaming a touch and chopped back to the bowler with Watson coming forward

5.6

DJ Bravo to Watson, no run, forward defensive back to the bowler

"Glad we had some rain as I was able to see the end of a great match - Ind vs Pak. Now let the super soakers do their work." Neil wasn't disappointed by the rain delays in Jamaica ...

End of over 6 (3 runs) Australia 19/0 (RR: 3.16)
SR Watson    6* (18b)      DJ Bravo    3-0-15-0
DA Warner    13* (18b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    3-1-4-0

Roach, who has been very frugal so far, continues ...

6.1

Roach to Warner, no run, defended on the stumps

6.2

Roach to Warner, OUT, bowled him! The delivery was back of a length but shot through low, clipping Warner's pad as he tried to play back before rattling into the stumps halfway up. The batsman was done by the bounce (or lack thereof) - but he had already misjudged a couple of deliveries like that today

DA Warner b Roach 13 (27m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 65.00

6.3

Roach to Forrest, no run, pitched up, outside off, left by Forrest

6.4

Roach to Forrest, no run, full length again, driven to cover

6.5

Roach to Forrest, no run, forward and clipped to point

6.6

Roach to Forrest, OUT, another one gone! Roach lures Forrest into a jab outside off, the bat well away from his body, and a thick edge is safely pouched by second slip

PJ Forrest c Sammy b Roach 0 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Quite an over from Roach, a double-wicket maiden - now, can West Indies capitalise?

End of over 7 (wicket maiden) Australia 19/2 (RR: 2.71)
     KAJ Roach    4-2-4-2
SR Watson    6* (18b)      DJ Bravo    3-0-15-0

7.1

DJ Bravo to Watson, FOUR, loose ball, short and with room outside off for Watson to muscle the ball to the boundary between deep point and third man

7.2

DJ Bravo to Watson, no run, tighter line, defended into the on side

7.3

DJ Bravo to Watson, 1 run, width again but this time Watson cuts in front of point and the man in the deep fields

7.4

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, 1 wide, down the leg side, Bravo losing his radar

7.4

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, 1 run, angled across and dabbed to third man

7.5

DJ Bravo to Watson, no run, length, chopped to the fielder in the covers

7.6

DJ Bravo to Watson, no run, maintains a tighter line and Watson plays with a straight bat

And that concludes the opening Powerplay overs ...

End of over 8 (7 runs) Australia 26/2 (RR: 3.25)
SR Watson    11* (23b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    4-0-22-0
MEK Hussey    1* (1b)      KAJ Roach    4-2-4-2

8.1

Roach to MEK Hussey, no run, length, angled across the left-handed Hussey, defended on to the wicket

8.2

Roach to MEK Hussey, no run, bouncer, Hussey sways underneath

8.3

Roach to MEK Hussey, no run, on the stumps, length ball, prodded short on the off side

8.4

Roach to MEK Hussey, no run, length, defended to the bowler

8.5

Roach to MEK Hussey, no run, short of a length, played off the back foot to point

8.6

Roach to MEK Hussey, no run, beats the bat outside off - there's a sound but seems like it was bat against pad

Roach bowling beautifully so far - that's his third maiden of his spell

End of over 9 (maiden) Australia 26/2 (RR: 2.88)
MEK Hussey    1* (7b)      KAJ Roach    5-3-4-2
SR Watson    11* (23b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    4-0-22-0

On comes the captain, Darren Sammy ...

9.1

Sammy to Watson, no run, length, on off, defended

9.2

Sammy to Watson, 1 run, on the legs, turned around the corner

9.3

Sammy to MEK Hussey, 1 run, slanted across and worked to third man

9.4

Sammy to Watson, no run, length, defended to the leg side

9.5

Sammy to Watson, SIX, shot! Sammy was a fraction short and Watson seized on it like a prizefighter spotting a gap in his opponent's guard, swinging an uppercut over the deep midwicket fence for a Dorothy

9.6

Sammy to Watson, 1 run, driven square on the off side

End of over 10 (9 runs) Australia 35/2 (RR: 3.50)
SR Watson    19* (28b 1x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    1-0-9-0
MEK Hussey    2* (8b)      KAJ Roach    5-3-4-2

At the other end, Andre Russell replaces the parsimonious Roach.

10.1

Russell to Watson, no run, tight line, played towards mid-on

10.2

Russell to Watson, no run, back of a length, but too close to the body for Watson to cut, his shot dobbling to the fielder

10.3

Russell to Watson, 2 runs, room to swing his arms again and Watson cuts past point

10.4

Russell to Watson, no run, short and quick this time from Russell, causing Watson to drop his hands as the ball whistles through

10.5

Russell to Watson, no run, on the stumps, defended

10.6

Russell to Watson, no run, full, angled in and glanced hard but straight to midwicket

"Beginning to look as though the critics are correct and Forrest is not a one-day player," says Hugh. "At least not at first drop." I know we're all quick to judge these days but hasn't Forrest played about eight games?

End of over 11 (2 runs) Australia 37/2 (RR: 3.36)
SR Watson    21* (34b 1x4 1x6)      AD Russell    1-0-2-0
MEK Hussey    2* (8b)      DJG Sammy    1-0-9-0

11.1

Sammy to MEK Hussey, no run, leg-stump line to the left-hander, turned to midwicket

11.2

Sammy to MEK Hussey, 1 run, full, flicked off the pads down to long leg

11.3

Sammy to Watson, no run, slower, looping delivery, Watson leans into a push to cover

11.4

Sammy to Watson, 1 run, room outside off and tickled past the dive of the man at short-third man

11.5

Sammy to MEK Hussey, 1 run, outside leg stump and punched for another single

11.6

Sammy to Watson, no run, tempting length outside off and beats Watson's expansive drive past the inside edge

End of over 12 (3 runs) Australia 40/2 (RR: 3.33)
SR Watson    22* (37b 1x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    2-0-12-0
MEK Hussey    4* (11b)      AD Russell    1-0-2-0

12.1

Russell to MEK Hussey, no run, touch short and the ball rears and seams further away from Hussey, who drops his hands and keeps out of the way

12.2

Russell to MEK Hussey, 1 run, fuller ball and driven square, one run pinched despite Pollard's diving stop in the gully

12.3

Russell to Watson, 1 run, flicked off the pads to deep square

12.4

Russell to MEK Hussey, no run, full, on the stumps, driven to mid-off

12.5

Russell to MEK Hussey, no run, drops short, tucked square off his body

12.6

Russell to MEK Hussey, no run, length, Hussey pushes forward defensively, fielded by mid-off

End of over 13 (2 runs) Australia 42/2 (RR: 3.23)
MEK Hussey    5* (16b)      AD Russell    2-0-4-0
SR Watson    23* (38b 1x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    2-0-12-0

13.1

Sammy to Watson, 1 run, length, swinging away slightly and deflected down to third man

13.2

Sammy to MEK Hussey, 1 run, full ball, punched down the ground for one

13.3

Sammy to Watson, 1 run, on the pads, clipped to deep backward square

13.4

Sammy to MEK Hussey, no run, slower ball on leg stump, Hussey brings his bat down on it

13.5

Sammy to MEK Hussey, 1 run, speared across and pushed behind point, playing back

13.6

Sammy to Watson, OUT, Watson falls to the slower ball! Sammy rolled it out of the hand again - though it almost turned into a full toss - and Watson's clip flew off the toe of the bat to Devendra Bishoo, the substitute fielder, who took a low catch at midwicket

SR Watson c sub (D Bishoo) b Sammy 25 (59m 41b 1x4 1x6) SR: 60.97

Sammy's persistance pays off - and West Indies are on top against their nemesis.

End of over 14 (4 runs) Australia 46/3 (RR: 3.28)
     DJG Sammy    3-0-16-1
MEK Hussey    7* (19b)      AD Russell    2-0-4-0

14.1

Russell to MEK Hussey, 1 run, down the leg side and pulled round the corner

14.2

Russell to DJ Hussey, no run, short ball and the batsman leans back out of the way

14.3

Russell to DJ Hussey, no run, length, on the stumps and half-driven towards mid-on

14.4

Russell to DJ Hussey, no run, full, on the stumps and defended

14.5

Russell to DJ Hussey, no run, length delivery, outside off but played to cover on the back foot

14.6

Russell to DJ Hussey, no run, pitched up, on the stumps again and defended

Russell has been very tight so far and on these slow wickets Australia's batsmen will have to take chances in order to up the rate ...

End of over 15 (1 run) Australia 47/3 (RR: 3.13)
DJ Hussey    0* (5b)      AD Russell    3-0-5-0
MEK Hussey    8* (20b)      DJG Sammy    3-0-16-1

15.1

Sammy to MEK Hussey, no run, full, played into the leg side

15.2

Sammy to MEK Hussey, 1 run, cut hard, fielded on the bounce at point. Or was that a drop? Yes, it flew straight to Pollard but he couldn't hold on to it falling back

15.3

Sammy to DJ Hussey, 1 run, short of a length, played square off the back foot

15.4

Sammy to MEK Hussey, no run, defended on the back foot

15.5

Sammy to MEK Hussey, 1 run, tight line, guided from just outside off down to third man

15.6

Sammy to DJ Hussey, no run, full, defended via a pad

End of over 16 (3 runs) Australia 50/3 (RR: 3.12)
DJ Hussey    1* (7b)      DJG Sammy    4-0-19-1
MEK Hussey    10* (24b)      AD Russell    3-0-5-0

16.1

Russell to MEK Hussey, 1 run, played towards mid-on and they scramble a single

16.2

Russell to DJ Hussey, 1 bye, shoots through low outside off, just missing the stumps before spinning away off Baugh's legs

16.3

Russell to MEK Hussey, 1 run, length, rears up and Hussey drops it short for another dash

16.4

Russell to DJ Hussey, 1 run, outside off, goes back and drives through cover-point

16.5

Russell to MEK Hussey, no run, length, driven square where Pollard fields energetically

16.6

Russell to MEK Hussey, 1 run, outside leg and flipped off his hips by the batsman

End of over 17 (5 runs) Australia 55/3 (RR: 3.23)
MEK Hussey    13* (28b)      AD Russell    4-0-9-0
DJ Hussey    2* (9b)      DJG Sammy    4-0-19-1

Time for the spin of Sunil Narine ...

17.1

Narine to MEK Hussey, no run, full off-break, Hussey lets it go past

17.2

Narine to MEK Hussey, no run, tossed up, spinning away again and Hussey tucks his bat behind his pad

17.3

Narine to MEK Hussey, no run, beautiful length, pitching around middle and turning past the outside edge as Hussey pushed forward uncertainly

17.4

Narine to MEK Hussey, no run, shorter, cut to the man at point

17.5

Narine to MEK Hussey, no run, flighted, Hussey goes back and leaves

17.6

Narine to MEK Hussey, no run, tossed up well outside off and turning further, Hussey missing with a swipe - so Narine starts with an impressive maiden

End of over 18 (maiden) Australia 55/3 (RR: 3.05)
MEK Hussey    13* (34b)      SP Narine    1-1-0-0
DJ Hussey    2* (9b)      AD Russell    4-0-9-0

"Agree with Hugh's comments - Wade should open, and Watson plays at No.3, Forrest should bat down at No.6 behind the Husseys," says Din.

18.1

Russell to DJ Hussey, FOUR, short and wide, David Hussey cuts in the air over point for a one-bounce four

18.2

Russell to DJ Hussey, no run, tighter line, played back to the bowler

18.3

Russell to DJ Hussey, no run, played down the ground and David sends Michael back - just as well, as the throw at the non-striker's end was a direct hit

18.4

Russell to DJ Hussey, no run, played towards the man at cover

18.5

Russell to DJ Hussey, no run, full, worked off the pads to midwicket

18.6

Russell to DJ Hussey, no run, shorter but the cut shot comes off the bottom edge and bounces to cover

A good comeback from Russell - and West Indies are still in front, by my reckoning.

End of over 19 (4 runs) Australia 59/3 (RR: 3.10)
DJ Hussey    6* (15b 1x4)      AD Russell    5-0-13-0
MEK Hussey    13* (34b)      SP Narine    1-1-0-0

19.1

Narine to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, swept behind square for a couple

19.2

Narine to MEK Hussey, no run, tossed up outside off and left

19.3

Narine to MEK Hussey, no run, on the stumps, prodded back

19.4

Narine to MEK Hussey, FOUR, full, on off and Michael Hussey picks him up quickly to loft the ball over deep midwicket - lovely timing

19.5

Narine to MEK Hussey, 1 run, drops shorter, dabbed towards third man

19.6

Narine to DJ Hussey, no run, length, possibly a carrom ball and a leading edge drops short of the bowler

Time for a change in the commentary box - here's George Binoy ...

End of over 20 (7 runs) Australia 66/3 (RR: 3.30)
DJ Hussey    6* (16b 1x4)      SP Narine    2-1-7-0
MEK Hussey    20* (39b 1x4)      AD Russell    5-0-13-0

Cheers Alan, West Indies have done the hard work up front again. Can they maintain this pressure, and then chase better than they did two days ago? That will be the challenge.

Pollard into the attack ...

20.1

Pollard to MEK Hussey, no run, good length and straight, David Hussey blocks

20.2

Pollard to MEK Hussey, no run, played off the back foot towards gully

20.3

Pollard to MEK Hussey, no run, tight line and length, around middle, Michael Hussey blocks

20.4

Pollard to MEK Hussey, no run, the slower offbreak kicks off a good length and rises on Hussey, who sways and lets it go

20.5

Pollard to MEK Hussey, no run, he thought about pulling that one as it swerved away from him but let it go in the end

20.6

Pollard to MEK Hussey, 1 run, played off the pads behind square for a quick single, that was the only run in the over

Matthew: "These two don't have a great history when it comes to partnerships - batted together 14 times, passed 50 twice together, once was a partnership of 119. I reckon the best ODI partnership between brothers is the Waughs hitting 207 together in 1996, although their record with each other is relatively poor - brotherly love?"

End of over 21 (1 run) Australia 67/3 (RR: 3.19)
MEK Hussey    21* (45b 1x4)      KA Pollard    1-0-1-0
DJ Hussey    6* (16b 1x4)      SP Narine    2-1-7-0

21.1

Narine to MEK Hussey, no run, cut off the back foot to short third man

21.2

Narine to MEK Hussey, 1 run, Michael Hussey goes back and pushes the ball into the gap at point

21.3

Narine to DJ Hussey, no run, pushed through quick and straight, David Hussey defends on the leg side

21.4

Narine to DJ Hussey, no run, steered from the crease towards point, Narine's allowing no room

21.5

Narine to DJ Hussey, no run, defended on the front foot, that spun into the right-hander

21.6

Narine to DJ Hussey, no run, defended on the front foot once again, another one-run over

End of over 22 (1 run) Australia 68/3 (RR: 3.09)
DJ Hussey    6* (20b 1x4)      SP Narine    3-1-8-0
MEK Hussey    22* (47b 1x4)      KA Pollard    1-0-1-0

22.1

Pollard to MEK Hussey, 1 run, short of a length around off stump, cut off the back foot through point, the ball's not coming on to the bat off this pitch so he's just working the singles at the moment

22.2

Pollard to DJ Hussey, 1 run, short ball and it's been pulled towards the fielder to the deep square boundary

22.3

Pollard to MEK Hussey, no run, driven firmly off the front foot but Samuels dives to his left at extra cover to save runs

22.4

Pollard to MEK Hussey, 1 run, Bravo dives at point but can't prevent the single after the ball was cut towards him

22.5

Pollard to DJ Hussey, 1 run, far more singles in this Pollard over, this one is towards cover

22.6

Pollard to MEK Hussey, no run, good length outside off, played off the back foot towards backward point

End of over 23 (4 runs) Australia 72/3 (RR: 3.13)
MEK Hussey    24* (51b 1x4)      KA Pollard    2-0-5-0
DJ Hussey    8* (22b 1x4)      SP Narine    3-1-8-0

23.1

Narine to DJ Hussey, no run, Narine spins the offbreak into the right-hand batsman, Hussey tries to turn it off his pads but doesn't make proper contact

23.2

Narine to DJ Hussey, FOUR, he's hit this one well, the one that spins the other way is a bit short outside off and Hussey uses the room to go back and cut hard through backward point

23.3

Narine to DJ Hussey, 1 leg bye, Hussey strides forward and outside the line of off stump to defend, the ball spun back into him and hit the pad

23.4

Narine to MEK Hussey, OUT, he's been caught behind! Narine bowled it quicker and pitched it fuller, Hussey came forward to drive and edged it as the ball spun across him. Baugh took a sharp catch. He had little reaction time.

MEK Hussey c †Baugh b Narine 24 (67m 52b 1x4 0x6) SR: 46.15

Drinks come on to the field at the fall of the wicket.

George Bailey is the new batsman. He was Man of the Match for making 48 in the first game. Tough runs they were.

23.5

Narine to Bailey, no run, there's an appeal after the man at backward short leg catches the ball but it came off the pad as Bailey tried to defend

23.6

Narine to Bailey, no run, fuller and wider outside off stump, Bailey drives firmly but the shot is blocked at short cover

End of over 24 (5 runs) Australia 77/4 (RR: 3.20)
GJ Bailey    0* (2b)      SP Narine    4-1-12-1
DJ Hussey    12* (25b 2x4)      KA Pollard    2-0-5-0

24.1

Pollard to DJ Hussey, 2 runs, played through square leg off the front foot

24.2

Pollard to DJ Hussey, 1 run, pushed off the front foot to long-off

24.3

Pollard to Bailey, no run, that one shoots through at shin height after pitching short of a length, Bailey tries to defend on the back foot and is beaten close to off stump

24.4

Pollard to Bailey, no run, another one keeps low off a length that's a bit fuller, Bailey gets beaten once again

24.5

Pollard to Bailey, 1 run, steered towards third man with an open face

24.6

Pollard to DJ Hussey, 1 run, short of a length angling into the right-hander, played with soft hands close on the off side

End of over 25 (5 runs) Australia 82/4 (RR: 3.28)
DJ Hussey    16* (28b 2x4)      KA Pollard    3-0-10-0
GJ Bailey    1* (5b)      SP Narine    4-1-12-1

Marlon Samuels replaces Narine ... he gets through his overs in quick time.

25.1

Samuels to DJ Hussey, 1 run, Hussey goes back and works the flat ball off his pads behind square

25.2

Samuels to Bailey, no run, that's a long hop which spins into Bailey, he pulls but can't beat the man at square leg

25.3

Samuels to Bailey, no run, played to square leg again, Hussey thinks about the single but has to hurry back

25.4

Samuels to Bailey, 1 run, played behind square this time for a single

25.5

Samuels to DJ Hussey, 1 leg bye, glanced off the pads towards fine leg where Russell fields

25.6

Samuels to Bailey, FOUR, that's too short again and Bailey pulls, this time beating the fielder at square leg by placing it behind him and to the boundary

End of over 26 (7 runs) Australia 89/4 (RR: 3.42)
GJ Bailey    6* (9b 1x4)      MN Samuels    1-0-6-0
DJ Hussey    17* (30b 2x4)      KA Pollard    3-0-10-0

26.1

Pollard to DJ Hussey, 1 run, good length but the line is too straight, glanced off the pads to fine leg

26.2

Pollard to Bailey, FOUR, too full and wide outside off, Bailey has room to drive and he plays a flowing one, placing it through the gap at cover

26.3

Pollard to Bailey, 1 run, glanced with an open face to third man

26.4

Pollard to DJ Hussey, 1 run, short of a length outside off, cut off the back foot, giving third man more work

26.5

Pollard to Bailey, 1 run, Narine has to run again at third man after another one goes in his direction

26.6

Pollard to DJ Hussey, no run, short of a length but wide outside off, Hussey tries to pull, dragging it with the bottom of his bat to midwicket

End of over 27 (8 runs) Australia 97/4 (RR: 3.59)
DJ Hussey    19* (33b 2x4)      KA Pollard    4-0-18-0
GJ Bailey    12* (12b 2x4)      MN Samuels    1-0-6-0

27.1

Samuels to Bailey, 2 runs, Bailey works the ball off his pads towards fine leg

27.2

Samuels to Bailey, 2 runs, Bailey pushes forward and opens the face to steer the ball past short third man

27.3

Samuels to Bailey, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

27.4

Samuels to Bailey, 1 run, bowled flat and straight, the batsman goes back and punches to long-on

27.5

Samuels to DJ Hussey, no run, Hussey tries to cut off the back foot but mis-times the shot to the bowler

27.6

Samuels to DJ Hussey, no run, defended on the back foot, Samuels pushed that through quicker

End of over 28 (5 runs) Australia 102/4 (RR: 3.64)
DJ Hussey    19* (35b 2x4)      MN Samuels    2-0-11-0
GJ Bailey    17* (16b 2x4)      KA Pollard    4-0-18-0

Dwayne Bravo from over the wicket ...

28.1

DJ Bravo to Bailey, no run, length ball on off and middle, pushed towards mid-on but the fielder at midwicket cuts it off

28.2

DJ Bravo to Bailey, no run, defended from the crease to the man at midwicket

28.3

DJ Bravo to Bailey, 1 run, that's too full and on the pads, Bailey glances to Powell on the fine leg boundary

28.4

DJ Bravo to DJ Hussey, no run, good length angling into off stump, Hussey gets behind the line and defends

28.5

DJ Bravo to DJ Hussey, 1 run, the slower ball bowled on a fuller length, Hussey leans forward and flicks behind square

28.6

DJ Bravo to Bailey, 1 run, played off the back foot towards square once again, the length was good but the line a bit straight

End of over 29 (3 runs) Australia 105/4 (RR: 3.62)
GJ Bailey    19* (20b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    5-0-25-0
DJ Hussey    20* (37b 2x4)      MN Samuels    2-0-11-0

29.1

Samuels to Bailey, no run, played back to the bowler on the front foot

29.2

Samuels to Bailey, 1 wide, that's wide down leg side, Baugh lunges to his left and flicks the ball back on to the stumps, Bailey had lost balance after trying to pull, but managed to keep his foot grounded

29.2

Samuels to Bailey, no run, defended on the off side

29.3

Samuels to Bailey, 1 run, Bailey moves forward and drives to long-on

29.4

Samuels to DJ Hussey, 1 run, flicked off the front foot through square leg

29.5

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

29.6

Samuels to Bailey, 1 run, Bailey's flicked that in the air but wide of the fielder diving to his right at midwicket

End of over 30 (4 runs) Australia 109/4 (RR: 3.63)
GJ Bailey    21* (25b 2x4)      MN Samuels    3-0-15-0
DJ Hussey    21* (38b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    5-0-25-0

30.1

DJ Bravo to Bailey, OUT, caught at point! Bailey's cut the slower ball straight to the fielder. Bravo pitched it short of a length outside off and got the ball to bounce a bit more - tennis-ball type bounce

GJ Bailey c Samuels b DJ Bravo 21 (27m 26b 2x4 0x6) SR: 80.76

Dan Christian replaces Bailey ...

30.2

DJ Bravo to Christian, 1 run, a fuller and quicker ball angling into the right-hander, Christian comes forward to block but gets an inside edge behind square

30.3

DJ Bravo to DJ Hussey, no run, length ball angling into off stump, Christian drives from his crease to point

30.4

DJ Bravo to DJ Hussey, FOUR, that's a slower half-volley outside off, Hussey has room to free his arms and he swings hard off the front foot, launching it flat towards the long-off boundary

30.5

DJ Bravo to DJ Hussey, no run, the short ball and Hussey sways out of the way

30.6

DJ Bravo to DJ Hussey, no run, good length angling into off and middle, Hussey drives from his crease to extra cover

End of over 31 (5 runs) Australia 114/5 (RR: 3.67)
DJ Hussey    25* (42b 3x4)      DJ Bravo    6-0-30-1
DT Christian    1* (1b)      MN Samuels    3-0-15-0

31.1

Samuels to Christian, no run, Christian strides forward to block but misses, the ball hits his arm and then goes on to the pad

31.2

Samuels to Christian, 1 run, pushed off the front foot towards cover point

31.3

Samuels to DJ Hussey, no run, Hussey moves forward and closes the face to play on the leg side, he too doesn't make contact

31.4

Samuels to DJ Hussey, 1 run, driven off the front foot towards long-on

31.5

Samuels to Christian, no run, big turn into the right-hander, Christian tried to cut but was cramped for room

31.6

Samuels to Christian, 1 run, played towards long-on off the front foot

End of over 32 (3 runs) Australia 117/5 (RR: 3.65)
DT Christian    3* (5b)      MN Samuels    4-0-18-0
DJ Hussey    26* (44b 3x4)      DJ Bravo    6-0-30-1

Russell from over the wicket ...

32.1

Russell to Christian, no run, good length around off and middle stump, defended on the leg side from the crease

32.2

Russell to Christian, no run, length ball outside off stump, played off the front foot towards point

32.3

Russell to Christian, no run, Christian tries to pull a ball that is too full and misses, getting hit high on the front pad

32.4

Russell to Christian, 1 run, the slower ball cuts into the right-hander from outside off, Christian dabs on the off side and runs

32.5

Russell to DJ Hussey, no run, fuller length around off stump, Hussey drives to cover

32.6

Russell to DJ Hussey, no run, that's too full and too close to off stump for the late cut and Hussey was beaten

End of over 33 (1 run) Australia 118/5 (RR: 3.57)
DJ Hussey    26* (46b 3x4)      AD Russell    6-0-14-0
DT Christian    4* (9b)      MN Samuels    4-0-18-0

Narine's back ...

33.1

Narine to Christian, 1 run, played towards mid-on off the front foot

33.2

Narine to DJ Hussey, 1 leg bye, lots of turn into the right-hander but the ball ends up on the pads, allowing the batsman to work it behind square

33.3

Narine to Christian, 1 run, forced off the back foot towards long-on

33.4

Narine to DJ Hussey, OUT, Christian's been run out! Hussey worked the ball towards square and set off, then hesitated a little, and set off again. Roach was quick to reach the ball from short fine leg and threw to the keeper, who broke the stumps with Christian well out of his ground

DT Christian run out 6 (15m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 54.54

Matthew Wade is the new batsman, I think he was out first ball in the first ODI.

33.5

Narine to Wade, no run, defended on the front foot towards point, he's survived his first ball today

33.6

Narine to Wade, no run, played off the back foot to short third man

End of over 34 (3 runs) Australia 121/6 (RR: 3.55)
MS Wade    0* (2b)      SP Narine    5-1-14-1
DJ Hussey    26* (48b 3x4)      AD Russell    6-0-14-0

Roach is back for another spell ...

34.1

Roach to DJ Hussey, 2 runs, full ball on the pads, flicked behind square

34.2

Roach to DJ Hussey, 1 run, Roach is looking for the yorker, not getting the length right, Hussey plays the ball from off stump towards mid-on

34.3

Roach to Wade, no run, Roach hits the pads and appeals but that pitched outside leg stump, Wade moved across to play on the leg side and missed the glance

34.4

Roach to Wade, no run, good length angling across the left-hand batsman, Wade pushes towards cover on the front foot

34.5

Roach to Wade, 1 run, a full toss this time, easier for Wade to flick off his pads through square, Sammy chases and slides

34.6

Roach to DJ Hussey, no run, another full toss, but Hussey can only play it back to the bowler

End of over 35 (4 runs) Australia 125/6 (RR: 3.57)
DJ Hussey    29* (51b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    6-3-8-2
MS Wade    1* (5b)      SP Narine    5-1-14-1

There are two slips in place ...

35.1

Narine to Wade, 1 run, full ball outside off, driven from the crease through cover

No slips for Hussey.

35.2

Narine to DJ Hussey, no run, played back to the bowler on the back foot

35.3

Narine to DJ Hussey, 2 runs, Hussey strides on to the front foot, gets down on one knee and sweeps with power, Charles runs to his right on the deep square leg boundary and dives to save the four

35.4

Narine to DJ Hussey, no run, defended on the back foot

35.5

Narine to DJ Hussey, 1 run, played off the front foot in front of square, Bravo sprints to his left and dives to field

35.6

Narine to Wade, no run, defended on the front foot towards the bowler

End of over 36 (4 runs) Australia 129/6 (RR: 3.58)
MS Wade    2* (7b)      SP Narine    6-1-18-1
DJ Hussey    32* (55b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    6-3-8-2

It's batting Powerplay time ... the last four overs of Australia's innings.

Jones: "Can anyone tell me why on earth Wade batting at #7?"

36.1

Roach to DJ Hussey, no run, Roach fires the ball into the blockhole, Hussey whips it towards short fine leg

36.2

Roach to DJ Hussey, no run, a low full toss on off stump, Hussey backs away towards leg and hits it to cover

36.3

Roach to DJ Hussey, FOUR, the slower ball outside off, Hussey makes room to cut and hits it behind point, he waited a moment and then executed the shot superbly

36.4

Roach to DJ Hussey, 1 run, played to mid-off for a quick single

36.5

Roach to Wade, 1 no ball, another one nearly in the blockhole, Wade flicks it to square leg, Roach had over-stepped, though, so there's a free-hit coming up

36.5

Roach to Wade, 1 run, the free-hit is also in the blockhole, Wade can only dig it out towards mid-off

36.6

Roach to DJ Hussey, no run, in the blockhole outside off stump, Hussey tries to play through point and is beaten

End of over 37 (7 runs) Australia 136/6 (RR: 3.67)
DJ Hussey    37* (60b 4x4)      KAJ Roach    7-3-15-2
MS Wade    3* (9b)      SP Narine    6-1-18-1

37.1

Narine to Wade, OUT, Wade lunged on to the front foot and tried to slog sweep, top-edging the ball in the air to Roach at square leg

MS Wade c Roach b Narine 3 (15m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

Brett Lee is the new batsman ...

37.2

Narine to DJ Hussey, no run, played off the back foot to square leg

37.3

Narine to DJ Hussey, OUT, bowled him! Two in the over. Hussey went back to cut and the ball spun back into him, inducing the bottom edge on to the stumps

DJ Hussey b Narine 37 (100m 62b 4x4 0x6) SR: 59.67

37.4

Narine to McKay, no run, spooned in the air but short of the fielder at mid-off

37.5

Narine to McKay, no run, that's a ripper, the ball that spins the other way, it drifted into the right-hander, pitched on middle and spun past off, a left-arm spinner would have been proud

37.6

Narine to McKay, 1 run, played to point for a very quick single

End of over 38 (1 run) Australia 137/8 (RR: 3.60)
CJ McKay    1* (3b)      SP Narine    7-1-19-3
B Lee    0* (0b)      KAJ Roach    7-3-15-2

38.1

Roach to McKay, 1 run, short of a length angling into McKay, who played it awkwardly behind square

38.2

Roach to Lee, no run, a full toss, Lee punches it towards his team-mate and the ball hits the non-striker

38.3

Roach to Lee, no run, Lee backs away to make room and cut, getting a bottom edge past his stumps to the keeper

38.4

Roach to Lee, 3 runs, short ball and Lee swings, pulling the ball with power to deep square leg, the throw is wide from Darren Bravo to the keeper and that allows the third

38.5

Roach to McKay, 2 runs, McKay backs away and swings a full ball towards wide mid-on, Dwayne Bravo dives to his right and takes pace off the ball

38.6

Roach to McKay, 2 runs, backs away and hits it with a flat bat over cover

End of over 39 (8 runs) Australia 145/8 (RR: 3.71)
CJ McKay    6* (6b)      KAJ Roach    8-3-23-2
B Lee    3* (3b)      SP Narine    7-1-19-3

Narine to bowl the final over ...

39.1

Narine to Lee, SIX, that's a huge hit! Lee's stepped out of his crease, got to the pitch of the ball, and lofted it far over the long-on boundary with a full and free swing of his bat

39.2

Narine to Lee, 2 runs, will he be caught here? No. It's just out of the reach of Kieran Powell, who ran back from mid-off and dived full length. Lee had backed away and mis-timed the loft down the ground

39.3

Narine to Lee, 1 bye, Lee backs away outside leg and then tries to hit through midwicket. He misses and the ball goes between body and leg stump and beats the keeper

39.4

Narine to McKay, OUT, McKay's been stumped. He charged out of his crease and swung hard, the flat and quicker ball sped past the bat, and Baugh had an easy job to do

CJ McKay st †Baugh b Narine 6 (7m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

39.5

Narine to Doherty, no run, Doherty aims for the slog down the ground and makes no contact

39.6

Narine to Doherty, no run, Doherty moves forward and swings at the ball, he gets beaten by the turn away from him and Baugh whips off the bails. Has Doherty been stumped? No, the back foot was grounded. Narine finishes with 4 for 27

2.45 pm Australia have been restricted to 154 for 9 but West Indies will have to chase 158 according to the D-L method. They were dismissed for 140 in the first ODI on a similar pitch, but you'd have to say West Indies are favourites at this point. Only just. We'll be back for the second innings in a bit ...

End of over 40 (9 runs) Australia 154/9
XJ Doherty    0* (2b)      SP Narine    8-1-27-4
B Lee    11* (6b 1x6)      KAJ Roach    8-3-23-2
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Mar 18, 2012

Carlton Baugh, Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard celebrate victory, West Indies v Australia, 2nd ODI, St Vincent, March 18, 2012

Carlton Baugh, Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard celebrate victory

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Mar 18, 2012

Carlton Baugh hit the winning runs, West Indies v Australia, 2nd ODI, St Vincent, March 18, 2012

Carlton Baugh hit the winning runs

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