9.25am: If the evidence of the first two matches wasn't conclusive enough, history suggests this will be another sluggish contest. Only four times has a team made more than 250 and there have been just two individual ODI centuries scored at the ground - coincidentally in the same 1996 match.

9.10am: West Indies have stuck with the 11 braves who won the second match by five wickets. Australia, meanwhile have brought in Nathan Lyon in place of Peter Forrest, as expected. Interesting move from the tourists - strengthening a bowling attack that has caused West Indies all sort of problems and weaking a top order that has struggled. Counterintuitive logic?

West Indies: Charles, Powell, Samuels, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Pollard, Baugh (wk), Sammy (c), Russell, Narine, Roach

Australia: Watson (c), Warner, Mike Hussey, David Hussey, Bailey, Wade (wk), Christian, Lee, McKay, Doherty, Lyon

9am: Good day and welcome, to live coverage of the third ODI between West Indies and Australia. On Monday, the hosts got one over on Australia for the first time in five and a half years - an ODI win rarer than the sight of Chris Gayle sans shades. They now have the chance to double their money and take a 2-1 lead in the series. At this point, Brydon Coverdale's preview is all you need.

The latest news from the Arnos Vale Ground is that Australia have won the toss and will bat. No news on the teams yet but we've got an unchanged commentary line-up, at least to begin with, of myself (Alan Gardner) and George Binoy.

0.1

Roach to Watson, 1 run, played towards square leg for a single, Watson's away immediately

0.2

Roach to Warner, no run, played towards cover, no single on offer this time

0.3

Roach to Warner, no run, played off the front foot towards midwicket

0.4

Roach to Warner, no run, pushed off the front foot firmly towards cover

0.5

Roach to Warner, FOUR, square driven off the front foot to the point boundary

0.6

Roach to Warner, 1 run, played off the back foot towards midwicket for a single

End of over 1 (6 runs) Australia 6/0 (RR: 6.00)
DA Warner    5* (5b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    1-0-6-0
SR Watson    1* (1b)     

1.1

DJ Bravo to Warner, no run, slides it wide down the leg side

1.2

DJ Bravo to Warner, no run, gets half forward and pushes it to mid-off

1.3

DJ Bravo to Warner, no run, this one moves away and beats the outside edge

1.4

DJ Bravo to Warner, FOUR, he slashes at one pitched up and the ball flies off the outside edge wide of slip and down to third man

1.5

DJ Bravo to Warner, no run, gets beside the line and steers it to point

1.6

DJ Bravo to Warner, no run, stays back and softly pushes it to the off side

End of over 2 (4 runs) Australia 10/0 (RR: 5.00)
DA Warner    9* (11b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    1-0-4-0
SR Watson    1* (1b)      KAJ Roach    1-0-6-0

2.1

Roach to Watson, no run, length ball, defended on the back foot

2.2

Roach to Watson, 1 run, fuller, snaking towards off, thick edge down to third man

2.3

Roach to Warner, 1 run, leaps off a length, taking a chunk of the top edge, flying about half way to third man

2.4

Roach to Watson, 1 run, on the stumps, nudged to mid-on

2.5

Roach to Warner, 1 run, length, room outside off, hacked down the ground

2.6

Roach to Watson, no run, yorker on the stumps, Watson jams his bat down on it

End of over 3 (4 runs) Australia 14/0 (RR: 4.66)
SR Watson    3* (5b)      KAJ Roach    2-0-10-0
DA Warner    11* (13b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    1-0-4-0

3.1

DJ Bravo to Warner, FOUR, too wide from Bravo and the batsman cuts hard past the diving man at cover

3.2

DJ Bravo to Warner, 1 run, on the legs this time and nudged away for a single

3.3

DJ Bravo to Watson, no run, is this out? Bravo thinks it should be lbw and West Indies have asked for a referral ... The ball seamed back at Watson, inside his expansive drive, flicking the front pad before running through. It's very close but just appears to strike Watson outside the line - and the review is turned down.

3.4

DJ Bravo to Watson, no run, another big appeal, this time for caught behind! The ball moved a long way back from outside off - a terrific delivery - and Baugh took a diving catch down the leg side. Appeared to have flicked the pad rather than the bat, though.

3.5

DJ Bravo to Watson, 1 run, squirted away to deep backward square

3.6

DJ Bravo to Warner, no run, pitched up, knocked out towards cover

End of over 4 (6 runs) Australia 20/0 (RR: 5.00)
DA Warner    16* (16b 3x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-10-0
SR Watson    4* (8b)      KAJ Roach    2-0-10-0

4.1

Roach to Watson, 2 runs, on leg-stump, tickled fine of the hips for a couple to Watson

4.2

Roach to Watson, 3 runs, full, on the stumps and driven wristily through midwicket

4.3

Roach to Warner, FOUR, length, Warner steps away and slashes a brutal cut shot through extra-cover, the ball motoring away to the rope

4.4

Roach to Warner, no run, again room for Warner to cut but he can't force this one past cover-point

4.5

Roach to Warner, no run, slanted across the left-hander, played out to point

4.6

Roach to Warner, FOUR, drops a tad short, on leg, and forced away to the square boundary

Looks like there's some juice in the pitch today. Australia have gone off like a train ...

End of over 5 (13 runs) Australia 33/0 (RR: 6.60)
DA Warner    24* (20b 5x4)      KAJ Roach    3-0-23-0
SR Watson    9* (10b)      DJ Bravo    2-0-10-0

An early challenge for Sunil Narine, then ...

5.1

Narine to Watson, no run, length, nudged into the leg side

5.2

Narine to Watson, no run, turn for Narine, spinning in and popping off Watson's pads to short leg

5.3

Narine to Watson, 1 run, on the stumps, bit of turn, tickles Watson's glove before deflecting off his pad to fine leg

5.4

Narine to Warner, no run, tossed up outside off and Warner lets it through

5.5

Narine to Warner, no run, outside leg and turning, beats Warner's outside edge - beautiful delivery

5.6

Narine to Warner, no run, tossed up and played back on to the wicket

Good start from the spinner, who probably didn't expect to be bowling quite this early.

End of over 6 (1 run) Australia 34/0 (RR: 5.66)
DA Warner    24* (23b 5x4)      SP Narine    1-0-1-0
SR Watson    10* (13b)      KAJ Roach    3-0-23-0

6.1

Roach to Watson, OUT, West Indies have their breakthrough! Watson took on the fielder at mid-on but couldn't beat Andre Russell's arm, a direct hit sending him on his away about two inches short

SR Watson run out 10 (29m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

6.2

Roach to Warner, no run, short, pushed to cover

6.3

Roach to Warner, no run, back of a length, hacked back down the ground

6.4

Roach to Warner, no run, full, right up in the blockhole, Warner gets his bat down on it

6.5

Roach to Warner, 1 run, pitched up again, glanced away to square leg

6.6

Roach to Wade, no run, length ball, pacy, slices through Wade as he attempts a dab outside off

End of over 7 (1 run) Australia 35/1 (RR: 5.00)
MS Wade    0* (1b)      KAJ Roach    4-0-24-0
DA Warner    25* (27b 5x4)      SP Narine    1-0-1-0

7.1

Narine to Warner, no run, outside leg, not much turn, thumps into the pad as Warner pushes forward

7.2

Narine to Warner, no run, tossed up more and spinning hard, misses with a wild hook

7.3

Narine to Warner, 1 run, on the stumps, nudged to midwicket

7.4

Narine to Wade, no run, flighted outside off, Wade shuffles across and defends on the front foot

7.5

Narine to Wade, 1 run, nearly another run out! Wade, crab-like moves across and ticks Narine toshort leg - he stuttered after setting off and would have been out to a direct hit at the other end

7.6

Narine to Warner, no run, turning from outside leg, beats Warner's prod

End of over 8 (2 runs) Australia 37/1 (RR: 4.62)
DA Warner    26* (31b 5x4)      SP Narine    2-0-3-0
MS Wade    1* (3b)      KAJ Roach    4-0-24-0

8.1

Roach to Wade, no run, well-directed short ball from Roach thunders into Wade's chest

There's definitely a bit of spice to proceedings today ...

8.2

Roach to Wade, 1 run, length, angled across, inside-edged past the stumps to long leg

8.3

Roach to Warner, no run, pitched up, punched to mid-on

8.4

Roach to Warner, no run, full, drives hard but straight to cover

8.5

Roach to Warner, no run, maintains full length, driven to extra cover - can't find a way through again

8.6

Roach to Warner, no run, almost yorker-length, Warner brings his bat down on it

End of over 9 (1 run) Australia 38/1 (RR: 4.22)
DA Warner    26* (35b 5x4)      KAJ Roach    5-0-25-0
MS Wade    2* (5b)      SP Narine    2-0-3-0

9.1

Narine to Wade, no run, outside leg, turning across, pushed into the off side

9.2

Narine to Wade, no run, around the wicket, defended in front of the stumps

9.3

Narine to Wade, no run, back around, prodded back by Wade

9.4

Narine to Wade, no run, beaten outside off by one that spits and turns

9.5

Narine to Wade, no run, tossed up on the stumps, defended

9.6

Narine to Wade, OUT, Got him! Wade has been shuffling across, shuffling across - and now he's been bowled round his legs! Narine got enough turn to bring the ball back between Wade's attempted glance and his pad, the ball clattering into middle and leg

MS Wade b Narine 2 (13m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.18

End of over 10 (wicket maiden) Australia 38/2 (RR: 3.80)
     SP Narine    3-1-3-1
DA Warner    26* (35b 5x4)      KAJ Roach    5-0-25-0

The captain, Darren Sammy is on for a bowl ...

10.1

Sammy to Warner, 2 runs, on the legs, turned away to deep backward square

10.2

Sammy to Warner, 1 run, full, driven out towards cover

10.3

Sammy to Bailey, 1 run, length ball, Bailey goes back and turns it to leg

10.4

Sammy to Warner, no run, full, on the stumps, squirted away square

10.5

Sammy to Warner, no run, sticks in the pitch and Warner loops the checked drive short of mid-off

10.6

Sammy to Warner, no run, fuller, chopped into the ground and through to the keeper

It looked a quick strip earlier but after Australia's lightning start, it's become harder to score on once again ...

End of over 11 (4 runs) Australia 42/2 (RR: 3.81)
DA Warner    29* (40b 5x4)      DJG Sammy    1-0-4-0
GJ Bailey    1* (1b)      SP Narine    3-1-3-1

11.1

Narine to Bailey, no run, outside off, turning in, played back down the wicket

11.2

Narine to Bailey, 1 run, a tad short and Bailey pulls past square leg

11.3

Narine to Warner, no run, beautiful line from Narine, luring Warner forward and beating his outside edge as he tries to drive through the off side

11.4

Narine to Warner, no run, tossed up and left as it turns away

11.5

Narine to Warner, no run, drags slightly short, cut hard but well fielded at point

11.6

Narine to Warner, 4 byes, the doosra from Narine, cuts Warner in half as he opened his arms, the ball flying over the stumps and past Baugh

End of over 12 (5 runs) Australia 47/2 (RR: 3.91)
DA Warner    29* (44b 5x4)      SP Narine    4-1-4-1
GJ Bailey    2* (3b)      DJG Sammy    1-0-4-0

12.1

Sammy to Bailey, no run, shortish, defended into the off side

12.2

Sammy to Bailey, no run, full, straight, knocked down to mid-on

12.3

Sammy to Bailey, 2 runs, strays on to the pads and clipped to deep backward square leg

12.4

Sammy to Bailey, 1 run, outside off, keeps low and jabbed to short midwicket

12.5

Sammy to Warner, 2 runs, back of a length, anlged across and Warner doesn't quite connect with an airy pull, the ball doing just enough to clear the man running back towards deep midwicket

12.6

Sammy to Warner, 1 run, driven from outside off through cover

End of over 13 (6 runs) Australia 53/2 (RR: 4.07)
DA Warner    32* (46b 5x4)      DJG Sammy    2-0-10-0
GJ Bailey    5* (7b)      SP Narine    4-1-4-1

13.1

Narine to Warner, no run, flighted, not quite so much turn, deflecting off Baugh's gloves after Warner left

13.2

Narine to Warner, no run, on leg, played with the spin to point

13.3

Narine to Warner, 1 run, flatter, turning across the left-hander, patted out towards the point boundary

13.4

Narine to Bailey, no run, tossed up outside off and pushed to cover

13.5

Narine to Bailey, no run, flatter and quicker, beating Bailey's pull stroke and hitting him on the pads, outside off

13.6

Narine to Bailey, no run, flighted, Bailey comes forward and defends tentatively

End of over 14 (1 run) Australia 54/2 (RR: 3.85)
GJ Bailey    5* (10b)      SP Narine    5-1-5-1
DA Warner    33* (49b 5x4)      DJG Sammy    2-0-10-0

14.1

Sammy to Warner, FOUR, edged through the vacant slip region - Australia's first boundary in almost ten overs

14.2

Sammy to Warner, OUT, this time the edge finds a man and Warner is gone! He leaned into a cover drive but the ball didn't quite reach him as quickly as he expected, Warner stretching and the ball flying off the toe to the safe hands of Pollard at point

DA Warner c Pollard b Sammy 37 (59m 51b 6x4 0x6) SR: 72.54

14.3

Sammy to MEK Hussey, no run, pitched up, driven back to the bowler

14.4

Sammy to MEK Hussey, 1 run, length, dropped short to cover and Hussey has to dive to make his ground after calling for a quick single

14.5

Sammy to Bailey, no run, outside off, pushed into the covers

14.6

Sammy to Bailey, no run, tighter line and screwing away off bat and pad towards extra-cover - Bailey still seems unable to time his shots properly

End of over 15 (5 runs) Australia 59/3 (RR: 3.93)
GJ Bailey    5* (12b)      DJG Sammy    3-0-15-1
MEK Hussey    1* (2b)      SP Narine    5-1-5-1

West Indies have taken a stranglehold on the game now. They've taken the bowling Powerplay, with Dwayne Bravo returning to bowl ...

15.1

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, no run, length, pushed square on the off side

15.2

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, no run, pitched up outside off, swinging away a little, Hussey declines a shot - perhaps could have been called a wide

15.3

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, no run, length, on the stumps, defended coming forward

15.4

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, no run, again offering Hussey width, angled across the left-hander, but left alone

15.5

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, no run, good line and length, the batsman steps out and lets it go by

looks like Hussey is playing himself in in the old style today. That's what Australia need.

15.6

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, no run, width and Hussey goes for it this time but his cut is athletically saved by Pollard at point

End of over 16 (maiden) Australia 59/3 (RR: 3.68)
MEK Hussey    1* (8b)      DJ Bravo    3-1-10-0
GJ Bailey    5* (12b)      DJG Sammy    3-0-15-1

16.1

Sammy to Bailey, no run, length, outside off, pushed to cover

16.2

Sammy to Bailey, 2 runs, pitched up and driven through the gap

16.3

Sammy to Bailey, no run, line and length outside off, nudged to cover-point

16.4

Sammy to Bailey, 1 run, on the stumps, slightly shorter and pulled round the corner to long leg

16.5

Sammy to MEK Hussey, 3 runs, angled across from leg, pulled fiercely square by Hussey but rescued on the boundary by Russell

16.6

Sammy to Bailey, no run, length ball outside off, drawing the batsman forward to play and miss

That's drinks - here comes George Binoy to hold your hands for a bit.

End of over 17 (6 runs) Australia 65/3 (RR: 3.82)
GJ Bailey    8* (17b)      DJG Sammy    4-0-21-1
MEK Hussey    4* (9b)      DJ Bravo    3-1-10-0

Thank you Alan. The players have just finished with drinks. Not a good day for Australia to be playing a batsman less. But they'll be glad to have the extra spinner on this surface.

17.1

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, no run, good length and straight, played towards point from the crease

Sri: "Could it be that the Aussies are missing their skipper Michael Clarke and a certain chap named Ponting? There's something to be said about what experience brings to the crease."

17.2

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, no run, fuller ball angling across the left-hander, driven towards point on the front foot

17.3

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, FOUR, length ball outside off, Hussey has width and he cuts between backward point and short third man

17.4

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, no run, he comes forward this time and drives to cover

17.5

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, no run, short of a length around off stump, defended on the back foot

17.6

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, 1 run, fuller length outside off, Hussey strides forward and drives to cover

End of over 18 (5 runs) Australia 70/3 (RR: 3.88)
MEK Hussey    9* (15b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    4-1-15-0
GJ Bailey    8* (17b)      DJG Sammy    4-0-21-1

18.1

Sammy to MEK Hussey, FOUR, too full and too straight, Hussey gets on to the front foot and turns the ball off his pads past short fine leg

18.2

Sammy to MEK Hussey, no run, a full toss, Hussey was forward too early and played it to mid-off, it was a slower full toss

18.3

Sammy to MEK Hussey, no run, good length and straight, Hussey defends on the off side and Sammy runs across to field

18.4

Sammy to MEK Hussey, no run, played from the crease to point

18.5

Sammy to MEK Hussey, 1 run, Hussey drops the ball with soft hands close on the off side and runs a quick single, Pollard rushes in from point and tries to kick the ball on to the stumps

18.6

Sammy to Bailey, 1 run, played close on the off for another very quick single, Pollard is unable to prevent it and he kicks the air

End of over 19 (6 runs) Australia 76/3 (RR: 4.00)
GJ Bailey    9* (18b)      DJG Sammy    5-0-27-1
MEK Hussey    14* (20b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    4-1-15-0

19.1

DJ Bravo to Bailey, no run, good length on off stump, Bailey defends on the front foot

19.2

DJ Bravo to Bailey, no run, full ball angling into middle stump, flicked towards midwicket

19.3

DJ Bravo to Bailey, no run, good length around off stump, defended from the crease to the off side

19.4

DJ Bravo to Bailey, 1 run, a length ball outside off, quite driveable that was and Bailey freed his arms to hit through cover

19.5

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, no run, good length on middle and off, defended from the crease behind point

19.6

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, no run, Hussey chases a length ball as it angles across him and gets beaten on the cover drive

End of over 20 (1 run) Australia 77/3 (RR: 3.85)
MEK Hussey    14* (22b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    5-1-16-0
GJ Bailey    10* (22b)      DJG Sammy    5-0-27-1

Russell replaces Sammy, bowling from over the wicket.

20.1

Russell to Bailey, no run, good length and straight, Bailey stays in his crease and dabs towards point

20.2

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

20.3

Russell to Bailey, 1 run, fuller length on a straighter line, turned off the pads behind square

20.4

Russell to MEK Hussey, no run, good length and straight at 145 kph, Hussey gets behind the line and blocks

20.5

Russell to MEK Hussey, no run, Hussey moves forward and pushes a good length ball towards long-off

Allan: "@SRI - You seem to be rueing the fact that AUS are without the experienced hands of Ponting and Clarke. May I remind you that WI are are fielding a younger, less experienced team than AUS. WI oldest player is Marlon Samuels who is 31."

20.6

Russell to MEK Hussey, no run, speaking of Samuels, he's in the way of a firmly-hit cover drive and does well to block it. Hussey came forward and hit the full ball hard towards cover

End of over 21 (1 run) Australia 78/3 (RR: 3.71)
MEK Hussey    14* (25b 2x4)      AD Russell    1-0-1-0
GJ Bailey    11* (25b)      DJ Bravo    5-1-16-0

21.1

DJ Bravo to Bailey, 1 run, full and straight, Baily moves forward and drives firmly into the ground, Bravo sticks his left hand out and deflects the ball wide of mid-off, Bailey sees an opportunity and runs a sharp single

21.2

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, no run, played back to the bowler from the crease

21.3

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, no run, driven off the front foot towards the off side

21.4

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, 1 run, Hussey has width again outside off and he cuts hard, this time there's a fielder at third man

21.5

DJ Bravo to Bailey, no run, short of a length outside off, hit hard off the back foot towards cover

21.6

DJ Bravo to Bailey, 1 run, full on middle and leg, clipped off the pads towards long-on

End of over 22 (3 runs) Australia 81/3 (RR: 3.68)
GJ Bailey    13* (28b)      DJ Bravo    6-1-19-0
MEK Hussey    15* (28b 2x4)      AD Russell    1-0-1-0

22.1

Russell to Bailey, no run, length ball outside off, played from the crease towards point

22.2

Russell to Bailey, no run, Bailey slogs across the line at a good length ball and gets beaten, that was close to off stump

22.3

Russell to Bailey, 1 run, turned off the pads towards fine leg

22.4

Russell to MEK Hussey, 1 run, Hussey moves forward and plays the ball close on the off side

22.5

Russell to Bailey, 2 runs, driven uppishly but past the diving fielder at cover. Bailey moved forward and drove that on the up, hitting through the line

22.6

Russell to Bailey, no run, there's a direct hit at the bowler's end but the batsman is safe. Pollard hesitated for a long while before throwing and so Bailey's dive saved him. Hussey had pushed towards point and Bailey ran a long way down from the non-striker's end before turning back

End of over 23 (4 runs) Australia 85/3 (RR: 3.69)
GJ Bailey    16* (33b)      AD Russell    2-0-5-0
MEK Hussey    16* (29b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    6-1-19-0

Marlon Samuels to bowl his offbreaks ...

23.1

Samuels to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, played off the back foot in front of point

23.2

Samuels to MEK Hussey, no run, defended on the front foot, that ball hit the pad so Samuels appealed but it had pitched outside leg, only just

23.3

Samuels to MEK Hussey, no run, Hussey tries to drive but is beaten outside off as the ball spins across him

23.4

Samuels to MEK Hussey, no run, defended on the off side

23.5

Samuels to MEK Hussey, 1 run, played on the off once again

23.6

Samuels to Bailey, 1 run, shorter length and Bailey uses the spin into him to pull behind square

End of over 24 (4 runs) Australia 89/3 (RR: 3.70)
GJ Bailey    17* (34b)      MN Samuels    1-0-4-0
MEK Hussey    19* (34b 2x4)      AD Russell    2-0-5-0

24.1

Russell to Bailey, 1 run, Bailey moves across his crease and flicks towards deep square leg

24.2

Russell to MEK Hussey, no run, Hussey steps out of his crease and defends on the leg side

24.3

Russell to MEK Hussey, 1 run, a slow full toss, Hussey moves forward and drives to mid-off

24.4

Russell to Bailey, no run, Bailey presses forward and defends one that angles into him towards cover

24.5

Russell to Bailey, 2 runs, short of a length and straight, played off the back foot towards midwicket, the throw to the keeper is sloppy and there's an overthrow

24.6

Russell to Bailey, (no ball) 1 run, a front-foot no-ball, which Bailey drives towards long-on, Hussey will have a free-hit to attack

24.6

Russell to MEK Hussey, FOUR, and he's put it to good use, Hussey clears his front foot, waits for the slower ball and pulls it past the fielder at midwicket and into the gap on the boundary

End of over 25 (10 runs) Australia 99/3 (RR: 3.96)
MEK Hussey    24* (37b 3x4)      AD Russell    3-0-15-0
GJ Bailey    21* (38b)      MN Samuels    1-0-4-0

25.1

Samuels to Bailey, 1 run, Bailey gets down on one knee and sweeps towards long leg

25.2

Samuels to MEK Hussey, 1 run, pitches outside leg and spins across the batsman, Hussey moves back and taps behind square

25.3

Samuels to Bailey, 1 run, played off the back foot on the off side

25.4

Samuels to MEK Hussey, no run, edged off the back foot but the ball falls short of slip, Hussey went deep into his crease and was squared up by one that pitched outside leg and spun across him, he took his bottom hand off the bat and the ball fell short of Dwayne Bravo

25.5

Samuels to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, played off the pads behind square

25.6

Samuels to MEK Hussey, no run, defended on the front foot

End of over 26 (5 runs) Australia 104/3 (RR: 4.00)
MEK Hussey    27* (41b 3x4)      MN Samuels    2-0-9-0
GJ Bailey    23* (40b)      AD Russell    3-0-15-0

26.1

Russell to Bailey, no run, good length angling into the right hander, played towards midwicket

26.2

Russell to Bailey, no run, Bailey stays in his crease and flicks towards midwicket again

26.3

Russell to Bailey, 1 run, short of a length, Bailey glances off his hips through square

26.4

Russell to MEK Hussey, no run, a short ball, and Hussey lets it go over him

26.5

Russell to MEK Hussey, 1 run, played through midwicket for a single, the ball was full and slower than the previous one

26.6

Russell to Bailey, 1 run, played through square leg

End of over 27 (3 runs) Australia 107/3 (RR: 3.96)
GJ Bailey    25* (44b)      AD Russell    4-0-18-0
MEK Hussey    28* (43b 3x4)      MN Samuels    2-0-9-0

Narine's back ... from over the wicket.

27.1

Narine to Bailey, no run, defended from the crease on the leg side

27.2

Narine to Bailey, 1 run, Bailey moves outside off, gets down on one knee, and sweeps to deep square leg

27.3

Narine to MEK Hussey, no run, Narine pitches on a good length, drawing Hussey forward, and then spins it past the outside edge of his forward defence

27.4

Narine to MEK Hussey, no run, this time Hussey goes right back to defend, and gets beaten outside off once again

27.5

Narine to MEK Hussey, 1 run, Hussey slog sweeps and places the ball wide of the fielder at short third man, towards deep backward square leg

27.6

Narine to Bailey, no run, Bailey moves back in his crease and gets squared up while defending

End of over 28 (2 runs) Australia 109/3 (RR: 3.89)
GJ Bailey    26* (47b)      SP Narine    6-1-7-1
MEK Hussey    29* (46b 3x4)      AD Russell    4-0-18-0

Kieron Pollard has the ball ... bowling from over the wicket.

28.1

Pollard to MEK Hussey, no run, good length and straight, defended back to the bowler

28.2

Pollard to MEK Hussey, no run, Hussey takes two steps out of his crease but has to defend in the end, the length wasn't there to hit

28.3

Pollard to MEK Hussey, 1 run, a slower and shorter ball, Hussey stays on the back foot and pulls

28.4

Pollard to Bailey, 1 run, short of a length around off, Bailey pulls towards deep square leg

28.5

Pollard to MEK Hussey, 1 run, played close on the off side for a single, Bravo is quick to the ball from point but then takes a while to decide which end to throw at, he goes for the non-striker's and misses

28.6

Pollard to Bailey, 1 run, pulled gently behind square for a single

End of over 29 (4 runs) Australia 113/3 (RR: 3.89)
GJ Bailey    28* (49b)      KA Pollard    1-0-4-0
MEK Hussey    31* (50b 3x4)      SP Narine    6-1-7-1

29.1

Narine to Bailey, no run, Bailey goes back to play on the leg side but gets hit high on the thigh

29.2

Narine to Bailey, no run, Bailey pushes forward to defend but doesn't manage to very convincingly

29.3

Narine to Bailey, no run, quicker and straighter, Bailey defends on the front foot

29.4

Narine to Bailey, 1 run, a tough too short, allowing Bailey to wait on the back foot and pull to deep square leg

29.5

Narine to MEK Hussey, SIX, Hussey's destroyed Narine's economy of just over one per over here, he got down on one knee and swept powerfully over the deep midwicket boundary, very clean hit

29.6

Narine to MEK Hussey, no run, left alone outside off as the ball spins across him

End of over 30 (7 runs) Australia 120/3 (RR: 4.00)
MEK Hussey    37* (52b 3x4 1x6)      SP Narine    7-1-14-1
GJ Bailey    29* (53b)      KA Pollard    1-0-4-0

30.1

Pollard to Bailey, 1 run, played off the front foot towards long-on for a single

30.2

Pollard to MEK Hussey, 1 run, short of a length outside off, hit of the back foot towards cover

30.3

Pollard to Bailey, 1 run, Bailey moves across his crease and turns the ball off his pads towards fine leg

30.4

Pollard to MEK Hussey, no run, good length around off, Hussey defends from his crease on the off side

30.5

Pollard to MEK Hussey, no run, defended on the front foot towards cover point

30.6

Pollard to MEK Hussey, 1 run, driven off the pads towards long-on for a single

End of over 31 (4 runs) Australia 124/3 (RR: 4.00)
MEK Hussey    39* (56b 3x4 1x6)      KA Pollard    2-0-8-0
GJ Bailey    31* (55b)      SP Narine    7-1-14-1

31.1

Samuels to MEK Hussey, no run, Hussey goes back and tries to hit the short ball through cover as it spins across him, he finds the fielder

31.2

Samuels to MEK Hussey, no run, defended on the back foot on the off side

31.3

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

31.4

Samuels to MEK Hussey, no run, Hussey moves forward and blocks

31.5

Samuels to MEK Hussey, 1 run, driven on the front foot to long off

31.6

Samuels to Bailey, no run, Bailey stays in his crease and defends on the leg side, Samuels ambles across to defend

End of over 32 (1 run) Australia 125/3 (RR: 3.90)
GJ Bailey    31* (56b)      MN Samuels    3-0-10-0
MEK Hussey    40* (61b 3x4 1x6)      KA Pollard    2-0-8-0

32.1

Pollard to MEK Hussey, 1 run, Hussey pushes towards mid-on and runs

32.2

Pollard to Bailey, no run, Bailey moves back and defends a good length ball towards the bowler

32.3

Pollard to Bailey, 1 run, Bailey muscles a pull in front of the fielder at midwicket, he jumped out of his crease and then had to wait for the ball

32.4

Pollard to MEK Hussey, no run, Hussey tries to hit the ball a bit too hard but mis-times the shot

32.5

Pollard to MEK Hussey, 1 run, a full slow ball, Hussey steps out and taps to midwicket for a single, Samuels throws needlessly at the non-striker's end and hits the stumps, they run an overthrow for the rebound

32.6

Pollard to Bailey, 1 run, pulled towards deep square leg for a single

End of over 33 (4 runs) Australia 129/3 (RR: 3.90)
GJ Bailey    33* (59b)      KA Pollard    3-0-12-0
MEK Hussey    42* (64b 3x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    3-0-10-0

33.1

Samuels to Bailey, no run, played towards Pollard at midwicket

33.2

Samuels to Bailey, 1 run, full ball outside off, driven on the front foot towards long-on

33.3

Samuels to MEK Hussey, 1 run, Hussey's top edged a sweep but the ball falls safely at deep square leg, Hussey wanted a second run but Bailey did not. Hussey turned back after running a long way down but luckily for him the throw was to the keeper's end

33.4

Samuels to Bailey, 1 run, played to deep square leg

33.5

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

33.6

Samuels to MEK Hussey, 1 run, pushed into the gap at cover point for a quick single

Over to Alan Gardner until the end of the innings.

End of over 34 (4 runs) Australia 133/3 (RR: 3.91)
MEK Hussey    44* (67b 3x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    4-0-14-0
GJ Bailey    35* (62b)      KA Pollard    3-0-12-0

A long, wicketless spell from George, there. He'll need a drink - maybe something stiff. Bailey and Hussey have patched up the Aussies a treat and now they're grafting towards a testing total, as in the first game. Anyway, the batting Powerplay has been called for and Kemar Roach is back ...

34.1

Roach to MEK Hussey, 1 run, pitched up, driven to long-off

34.2

Roach to Bailey, no run, length, outside off, pushed towards cover - "No!" yelps Bailey

34.3

Roach to Bailey, 1 run, full, on off but whipped through midwicket

34.4

Roach to MEK Hussey, 1 leg bye, outside leg, pushed through midwicket

34.5

Roach to Bailey, FOUR, very full but straying on to leg stump and squeezed out sharply to the backward square boundary

34.6

Roach to Bailey, no run, length, defended on the back foot into the on side

End of over 35 (7 runs) Australia 140/3 (RR: 4.00)
GJ Bailey    40* (66b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    6-0-31-0
MEK Hussey    45* (69b 3x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    4-0-14-0

The destroyer, Sunil Narine, is back on ...

35.1

Narine to MEK Hussey, 1 run, tossed up, quick singled nudged out to point

35.2

Narine to Bailey, no run, flatter, on the stumps, flipped towards square leg

35.3

Narine to Bailey, 1 wide, pitched outside off but spun a long way down leg

35.3

Narine to Bailey, 3 runs, give some air and played very late by Bailey, steering it past the keeper and down to third man, where the fielder gives chase

35.4

Narine to MEK Hussey, no run, tossed up, turning and beating the bat outside off

35.5

Narine to MEK Hussey, 1 run, on the stumps and driven to long-off

35.6

Narine to Bailey, 1 run, flighted, swept over the infield, bouncing once before finding long leg

End of over 36 (7 runs) Australia 147/3 (RR: 4.08)
GJ Bailey    44* (69b 1x4)      SP Narine    8-1-21-1
MEK Hussey    47* (72b 3x4 1x6)      KAJ Roach    6-0-31-0

36.1

Roach to Bailey, no run, full, driven back and fielded by the bowler

36.2

Roach to Bailey, 4 leg byes, loses his line down the leg side, flicking the pad before skidding to the fine-leg boundary

36.3

Roach to Bailey, no run, pitched up, punched to cover

36.4

Roach to Bailey, 1 run, length, squirted through point on the walk

36.5

Roach to MEK Hussey, 1 run, Hussey also uses his feet, narrowing the gap between himself and the bowler and steering Roach through cover-point

36.6

Roach to Bailey, 1 run, fulll delivery, driven to long-off

End of over 37 (7 runs) Australia 154/3 (RR: 4.16)
GJ Bailey    46* (74b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    7-0-34-0
MEK Hussey    48* (73b 3x4 1x6)      SP Narine    8-1-21-1

Samuels back into the attack

37.1

Samuels to Bailey, no run, on the stumps, defended

37.2

Samuels to Bailey, 1 run, drops short, swivels quickly into position and pulls to square leg

37.3

Samuels to MEK Hussey, 1 run, short, pushed off the back foot to point - there's a chance of a run out but the trhow's not good

37.4

Samuels to Bailey, no run, dragged short, missed with an attempted guided outside off

37.5

Samuels to Bailey, no run, flat, turned towards square leg

37.6

Samuels to Bailey, 1 run, length, outside off, steered behind point

End of over 38 (3 runs) Australia 157/3 (RR: 4.13)
GJ Bailey    48* (79b 1x4)      MN Samuels    5-0-17-0
MEK Hussey    49* (74b 3x4 1x6)      KAJ Roach    7-0-34-0

And replaces Narine after one over ...

38.1

DJ Bravo to Bailey, 1 run, big lbw shout - it hit Bailey in line but was perhaps a shade too high. Bravo holds his head in his hands

38.2

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, no run, beats the outside edge with one that skids across Hussey outside off

38.3

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, 1 run, nudged away through cover - and that's Hussey's fifty. Mr Cricket is probably enjoying this

38.4

DJ Bravo to Bailey, 1 run, turned to leg off te stumps and that's a half-century to Bailey too - his first in international cricket

38.5

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, 1 run, room outside off, deflected to short third man

38.6

DJ Bravo to Bailey, 1 run, pitched up, driven down the ground to long-on

End of over 39 (5 runs) Australia 162/3 (RR: 4.15)
GJ Bailey    51* (82b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    7-1-24-0
MEK Hussey    51* (77b 3x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    5-0-17-0

39.1

Samuels to Bailey, 2 runs, full, driven through extra-cover and the batsmen hustle back for a second run

39.2

Samuels to Bailey, no run, full again, nurdled to midwicket

39.3

Samuels to Bailey, SIX, steps out and carts a big six over long-on - that was an effortless slog from Bailey

39.4

Samuels to Bailey, no run, flat, on the stumps, tries to turn to leg but the ball squirts back to Samuels

39.5

Samuels to Bailey, OUT, swings hard on the pull - but he's sent it straight into the hands of square leg! It was a clean connection but unfortunately for Bailey he picked out Dwayne Bravo, who coolly pockets the ball

GJ Bailey c DJ Bravo b Samuels 59 (122m 87b 1x4 1x6) SR: 67.81

The Hussey brothers are reunited in the middle, then ...

39.6

Samuels to DJ Hussey, no run, length, flicked to the man at short midwicket

End of over 40 (8 runs) Australia 170/4 (RR: 4.25)
DJ Hussey    0* (1b)      MN Samuels    6-0-25-1
MEK Hussey    51* (77b 3x4 1x6)      DJ Bravo    7-1-24-0

40.1

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, no run, tight line, on the stumps, worked into the on side

40.2

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, no run, pitched up, driven to the fielder at cover

40.3

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, 1 run, length ball, room outside off, steered to third man

40.4

DJ Bravo to DJ Hussey, FOUR, straight long-hop and David Hussey seizes on it to whips a muscular hook shot out to the vacant deep midwicket boundary

40.5

DJ Bravo to DJ Hussey, no run, length, nudged into the leg side

40.6

DJ Bravo to DJ Hussey, 1 run, room outside off, the batsman leans into a drive past cover - they think about two but quickly reasses

End of over 41 (6 runs) Australia 176/4 (RR: 4.29)
DJ Hussey    5* (4b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    8-1-30-0
MEK Hussey    52* (80b 3x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    6-0-25-1

It's been hard going but Australia are well set to make 220-30, I reckon ...

41.1

Samuels to DJ Hussey, no run, flat, worked to midwicket

41.2

Samuels to DJ Hussey, no run, flighted a bit more, slight turn, inside-edged towards square leg

41.3

Samuels to DJ Hussey, 1 run, tossed up and swept hard to deep square leg

41.4

Samuels to MEK Hussey, 1 run, on the stumps, bit of bounce, worked square on the leg side

41.5

Samuels to DJ Hussey, no run, drops shorter, turned to midwicket

41.6

Samuels to DJ Hussey, no run, outside off, punched to the cover fielder

End of over 42 (2 runs) Australia 178/4 (RR: 4.23)
DJ Hussey    6* (9b 1x4)      MN Samuels    7-0-27-1
MEK Hussey    53* (81b 3x4 1x6)      DJ Bravo    8-1-30-0

Another change: Andre Russell is on.

42.1

Russell to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, length, slanted across the lefty, driven on the up wide of mid-off

42.2

Russell to MEK Hussey, FOUR, rank ball, short and down the leg side, battered round the corner to long leg

42.3

Russell to MEK Hussey, 1 run, pitched up a bit more, on the legs, Michael Hussey skips out and punches through midwicket

42.4

Russell to DJ Hussey, 1 run, targeting the body, batsman gets on top of it and drops te ball to midwicket

42.5

Russell to MEK Hussey, 1 run, room outside off, driven to long-off

42.6

Russell to DJ Hussey, 1 run, length, guided down to third man

All very easy for the Aussies now - the pitch may not have disintegrated but West Indies gradually have.

End of over 43 (10 runs) Australia 188/4 (RR: 4.37)
DJ Hussey    8* (11b 1x4)      AD Russell    5-0-28-0
MEK Hussey    61* (85b 4x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    7-0-27-1

43.1

Samuels to DJ Hussey, 1 run, flighted, guided from outside off round the corner behind square

43.2

Samuels to MEK Hussey, no run, tossed up, Mike Hussey reverses his grip and shovels a sweep - but straight to third man

43.3

Samuels to MEK Hussey, no run, flatter, spinning across and Hussey misses with a swipe

43.4

Samuels to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, full, flicked off the pads for a hard-running couple to deep midwicket

43.5

Samuels to MEK Hussey, 1 wide, tossd up outside off, turning further - too far

43.5

Samuels to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, strays on to the pads and Hussey again finds the gap through midwicket

43.6

Samuels to MEK Hussey, no run, on the stumps, defended on the front foot into the off side

End of over 44 (6 runs) Australia 194/4 (RR: 4.40)
MEK Hussey    65* (90b 4x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    8-0-33-1
DJ Hussey    9* (12b 1x4)      AD Russell    5-0-28-0

Roach is on for another spell ...

44.1

Roach to DJ Hussey, 1 run, full, David Hussey tries to glance but gets a leading edge over the head of point

44.2

Roach to MEK Hussey, no run, drops short as Hussey advances, missing with an attempted glide outside off

44.3

Roach to MEK Hussey, no run, pitched up, driven to midwicket who fields smartly and has a shy at the non-striker's end

44.4

Roach to MEK Hussey, 1 run, length, worked out to deep backward point

44.5

Roach to DJ Hussey, no run, length ball, outside off, the batsman plays and misses

44.6

Roach to DJ Hussey, no run, touch short, David Hussey tries to hook but can't get it off the square

A good over from Roach but already this looks a challenge for the chasing side ...

End of over 45 (2 runs) Australia 196/4 (RR: 4.35)
DJ Hussey    10* (15b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    8-0-36-0
MEK Hussey    66* (93b 4x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    8-0-33-1

45.1

Samuels to MEK Hussey, 1 run, drags it short, pulled through square leg for one

45.2

Samuels to DJ Hussey, FOUR, length ball, the batsman dances out and lofts the ball high over midwicket, coming to earth just in front of the rope before kicking on

45.3

Samuels to DJ Hussey, 1 run, flatter, nurdled into the leg side

45.4

Samuels to MEK Hussey, OUT, got him! Cannily done by Samuels, dragging his length down as Hussey advanced, getting a bit of bounce past the bat and leaving Hussey stranded. Baugh does the handiwork

MEK Hussey st †Baugh b Samuels 67 (130m 95b 4x4 1x6) SR: 70.52

45.5

Samuels to Christian, no run, length, outside off, spinning in and Christian can't get anything on it

45.6

Samuels to Christian, no run, on the stumps, turned to midwicket

End of over 46 (6 runs) Australia 202/5 (RR: 4.39)
DT Christian    0* (2b)      MN Samuels    9-0-39-2
DJ Hussey    15* (17b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    8-0-36-0

46.1

Roach to DJ Hussey, OUT, Another one goes - a fabulous slower ball from Roach castles the younger Hussey! The batsman backed away, aiming for a swipe down the ground, but Roach rolled his fingers over it, the ball dying as it reached the crease before spinning into middle stump, half way up

DJ Hussey b Roach 15 (26m 18b 2x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

A glimmer for West Indies, if they can mop up the tail ...

46.2

Roach to Lee, 1 wide, bouncer, way over Lee's head - welcome to the crease

46.2

Roach to Lee, OUT, two in the over! Lee plays on! Roach sent down another slower ball, this not as well-directed, but the pace did for Lee who was through his windy drive too quickly, getting a thick bottom edge on to the timbers

B Lee b Roach 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

46.3

Roach to McKay, 1 leg bye, steered into the leg side

46.4

Roach to Christian, no run, back of a length, prodded to point, well-fielded

46.5

Roach to Christian, no run, Christian is beaten for pace outside off, his loose drive nowhere near connecting

46.6

Roach to Christian, 1 run, full, worked off the pads into a gap at midwicket

End of over 47 (3 runs) Australia 205/7 (RR: 4.36)
DT Christian    1* (5b)      KAJ Roach    9-0-38-2
CJ McKay    0* (1b)      MN Samuels    9-0-39-2

So, West Indies take 3 for 2 - and here some Narine ...

47.1

Narine to Christian, 2 runs, on off, flicked over his shoulder for a couple to fine leg

47.2

Narine to Christian, no run, doesn't pick the wrong-un and Christian is hit on the arm trying to slog-sweep

47.3

Narine to Christian, 1 run, another doosra, outside-edged to point

47.4

Narine to McKay, OUT, McKay falls to the doosra! Australia are floundering like Andrew Flintoff in a pedalo! The batsman played back uncertainly and got a thin nick on one that went away from him. Looked like it might have clipped off, if he hadn't snicked it. That's four wickets for six runs in 13 balls

CJ McKay c †Baugh b Narine 0 (5m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

47.5

Narine to Doherty, no run, tossed up, spinning hard and beating Doherty's prod outside off

47.6

Narine to Doherty, no run, beaten outside off by another doosra

End of over 48 (3 runs) Australia 208/8 (RR: 4.33)
XJ Doherty    0* (2b)      SP Narine    9-1-24-2
DT Christian    4* (8b)      KAJ Roach    9-0-38-2

48.1

Roach to Christian, OUT, Darren Bravo shows footballing skills Dwight Yorke would be proud of to run out Doherty! Christian dropped it short on the off side, Bravo hared in and side-footed the ball into the stumps from about six yards. GOOOOOAL!

XJ Doherty run out 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

48.2

Roach to Lyon, FOUR, strays on to the legs and Lyon gets a sliver on it, the ball scooting fine to the rope

48.3

Roach to Lyon, no run, full, poked into the off side

48.4

Roach to Lyon, no run, length, outside off and pushed to cover

48.5

Roach to Lyon, no run, back of a length, Lyon stays in the crease and is beaten as he dangles his bat out

48.6

Roach to Lyon, no run, fuller, wide of off and the batsman steps out for an ostentatious leave

End of over 49 (4 runs) Australia 212/9 (RR: 4.32)
NM Lyon    4* (5b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    10-0-42-2
DT Christian    4* (9b)      SP Narine    9-1-24-2

Can Australia regroup for the final over? West Indies want a quick kill ...

49.1

Narine to Christian, 2 runs, full, chipped over the infield and Pollard kicks the ball in from the deep midwicket boundary

49.2

Narine to Christian, no run, dragged down as Christian advances, drilled back to the bowler

49.3

Narine to Christian, SIX, this time he connects! That's huge six - though he was nowhere near the pitch. He simply stood and smoked it over long-on

49.4

Narine to Christian, no run, beaten trying to heave through the leg side by another wrong'un

49.5

Narine to Christian, OUT, Christian is given out lbw - but he calls for the review. It hit the batsman full on the toe, in front of leg stump. Christian was hoping it was sliding down leg ... but it didn't have far to go and the replays suggest the ball would have thunked into the stump. He has to walk and West Indies have rounded up the last six wickets for 18 runs

DT Christian lbw b Narine 12 (32m 14b 0x4 1x6) SR: 85.71

1.05pm: That's a quite remarkable comeback from West Indies, after toiling for so long in the heat of the Hussey-Bailey axis.They claimed the first three wickets for 58 and the last seven for 50 - but the filling in Australia's sandwich was pretty meaty. Have the hosts' bowlers done enough for the batsmen to win it? Find out with me and George in about half an hour ...

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Australia won by 30 runs
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Match tied
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Mar 20, 2012

Darren Sammy dives into the crease while Brett Lee waits for the ball, West Indies v Australia, 3rd ODI, St Vincent, March 20, 2012

Darren Sammy dives into the crease while Brett Lee waits for the ball

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Mar 20, 2012

Shane Watson and Darren Sammy shake hands after the game is tied, West Indies v Australia, 3rd ODI, St Vincent, March 20, 2012

Shane Watson and Darren Sammy shake hands after the game is tied

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