Australia in West Indies ODI Series - 4th ODI

West Indies v Australia

West Indies won by 42 runs

Watson and Warner to open Australia's chase. Kemar Roach has the new ball.

0.1

Roach to Watson, no run, the ball lifts from short of a length and angles into Watson, who plays from his crease and gets hit in the stomach

0.2

Roach to Watson, 1 run, played off the back foot towards third man

0.3

Roach to Warner, no run, a full ball crashes into Warner's back pad after he misses the flick, Roach appeals but that pitched outside leg

0.4

Roach to Warner, no run, defended on the back foot towards the bowler

0.5

Roach to Warner, 1 run, short of a length and straight, played off the back foot on the leg side

0.6

Roach to Watson, no run, a full delivery outside off stump, Watson tries to steer through point but misses

End of over 1 (2 runs) Australia 2/0 (293 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 5.97)
SR Watson    1* (3b)      KAJ Roach    1-0-2-0
DA Warner    1* (3b)     

1.1

DJ Bravo to Warner, 1 wide, Bravo goes down leg side with his first ball from over the wicket to the left-hander

1.1

DJ Bravo to Warner, OUT, caught at mid-on! Warner stays in his crease and tries to loft off his pads, he ends up spooning it in the air to Narine. The length wasn't full enough for that shot and he was through his shot too early. An ideal start for West Indies

DA Warner c Narine b DJ Bravo 1 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

1.2

DJ Bravo to Watson, 1 run, Watson strides out and tries to drive through cover, ends up mis-timing it on the leg side

1.3

DJ Bravo to Forrest, 1 wide, Forrest's first ball is a bouncer but it is too high

1.3

DJ Bravo to Forrest, no run, good length and straight, Forrest gets behind the line and defends

1.4

DJ Bravo to Forrest, no run, too full and on the pads, flicked towards square leg

1.5

DJ Bravo to Forrest, FOUR, too full on the pads, Forrest gets going with a crisp flick, placed into the gap on the deep square leg boundary

1.6

DJ Bravo to Forrest, no run, good length and straight, defended on the leg side

End of over 2 (7 runs) Australia 9/1 (286 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 5.95)
PJ Forrest    4* (4b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    1-0-7-1
SR Watson    2* (4b)      KAJ Roach    1-0-2-0

2.1

Roach to Watson, no run, full and straight, Watson moves forward and drives towards the bowler, Roach raises his hand and deflects the ball towards mid-off

2.2

Roach to Watson, no run, defended from the crease on the off side

2.3

Roach to Watson, 2 runs, short of a length outside off, steered off the back foot towards third man

2.4

Roach to Watson, 1 run, cut off the back foot towards deep point

2.5

Roach to Forrest, no run, short of a length outside off, lofts of lift for Roach, Forrest lets it go

2.6

Roach to Forrest, FOUR, fuller length and a bit too straight, Forrest clips off his pads and finds the boundary behind square again

End of over 3 (7 runs) Australia 16/1 (279 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 5.33, RRR: 5.93)
PJ Forrest    8* (6b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    2-0-9-0
SR Watson    5* (8b)      DJ Bravo    1-0-7-1

3.1

DJ Bravo to Watson, no run, good length outside off stump, defended on the off side

3.2

DJ Bravo to Watson, no run, a full ball angling into the right-hander, Watson tries to flick but misses and is hit on the pad, that was missing leg stump

3.3

DJ Bravo to Watson, FOUR, too full and too wide, Watson strides forward and plays a powerful drive through extra cover, he hit it in the air but past the diving fielder

3.4

DJ Bravo to Watson, 1 run, nudged off the pads towards wide mid-on

3.5

DJ Bravo to Forrest, 1 wide, short and extremely wide outside off, he's going to have to bowl that again

3.5

DJ Bravo to Forrest, 1 run, Forrest moves across his crease and flicks the ball through square

3.6

DJ Bravo to Watson, SIX, Watson strides forward to a length ball and hoists it back over the bowler's head with a powerful drive, superb shot, clinically executed

End of over 4 (13 runs) Australia 29/1 (266 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 7.25, RRR: 5.78)
SR Watson    16* (13b 1x4 1x6)      DJ Bravo    2-0-20-1
PJ Forrest    9* (7b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    2-0-9-0

4.1

Roach to Forrest, 1 wide, short of a length but down leg side, another wide. Australia also had this leg-side wide problem early when they were bowling

4.1

Roach to Forrest, no run, good length outside off stump, Forrest stays in his crease and tries to defend, he gets beaten

4.2

Roach to Forrest, no run, short of a length outside off, good carry to the keeper after Forrest shoulders arms

4.3

Roach to Forrest, no run, good length angling into the right-hander, played from the crease on the leg side

4.4

Roach to Forrest, 1 run, Forrest jams down on a length ball outside off and gets a bottom edge past his stumps on the leg side, he hit that with the inside toe of the bat

4.5

Roach to Watson, no run, Watson strides forward and drives but doesn't beat cover

4.6

Roach to Watson, SIX, too short, Watson swivels and dispatches the ball into the stands at midwicket with a powerful pull, he's got this chase started

End of over 5 (8 runs) Australia 37/1 (258 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 7.40, RRR: 5.73)
SR Watson    22* (15b 1x4 2x6)      KAJ Roach    3-0-17-0
PJ Forrest    10* (11b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-20-1

5.1

DJ Bravo to Forrest, 1 run, played off the back foot through cover

5.2

DJ Bravo to Watson, FOUR, edged and just wide of the diving Baugh! There's no slip in place. Watson tried to run a good length ball that angled into him towards third man and edged it finer than he would have liked

5.3

DJ Bravo to Watson, no run, defended on the front foot on the off side

5.4

DJ Bravo to Watson, 1 run, is that another edge? It was! Watson tried to steer to third man once again and the ball bounced off the outside edge, Baugh dived full length and got some glove on it but could not hold on.

A slip goes into place now.

5.5

DJ Bravo to Forrest, no run, defended on the leg side

5.6

DJ Bravo to Forrest, 1 wide, Bravo bowls another full ball down leg side

5.6

DJ Bravo to Forrest, 1 run, short ball and Forrest pulls towards deep square leg

End of over 6 (8 runs) Australia 45/1 (250 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 7.50, RRR: 5.68)
PJ Forrest    12* (14b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    3-0-28-1
SR Watson    27* (18b 2x4 2x6)      KAJ Roach    3-0-17-0

6.1

Roach to Forrest, 2 runs, short of a length angling into the body, played off the back foot through midwicket

6.2

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

6.3

Roach to Forrest, FOUR, Forrest stays in his crease, waits for the length ball and drives through the line, placing it perfectly between the bowler and mid-off

6.4

Roach to Forrest, no run, defended from the crease towards mid-on

6.5

Roach to Forrest, no run, good length outside off stump, Forrest strides forward and shoulders arms

6.6

Roach to Forrest, FOUR, another outside edge races to the third man boundary. This time along the ground and wide of first slip. Forrest pushed forward to defend but edged it

End of over 7 (10 runs) Australia 55/1 (240 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 7.85, RRR: 5.58)
PJ Forrest    22* (20b 4x4)      KAJ Roach    4-0-27-0
SR Watson    27* (18b 2x4 2x6)      DJ Bravo    3-0-28-1

Sammy's turned to his offspinner Sunil Narine to try and control Australia's rapid start.

7.1

Narine to Watson, no run, Watson moves forward to defend, he gets hit on the pad and the ball lobs up in front of him, Baugh runs forward to catch it, no bat on that though

7.2

Narine to Watson, no run, Watson tries to defend on the back foot but gets an inside edge on to his pad

7.3

Narine to Watson, no run, defended on the back foot towards square leg

7.4

Narine to Watson, no run, Watson strides forward and plays on the leg side

7.5

Narine to Watson, 1 run, played off the back foot in front of square

7.6

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

End of over 8 (1 run) Australia 56/1 (239 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 5.69)
PJ Forrest    22* (21b 4x4)      SP Narine    1-0-1-0
SR Watson    28* (23b 2x4 2x6)      KAJ Roach    4-0-27-0

Sammy from over the wicket ...

8.1

Sammy to Watson, OUT, Watson's holed out to mid-on! He saw the ball was short and went to pull, he hit it from outside off and played the shot too early, slicing it high towards Roach who took the catch inside the circle.

SR Watson c Roach b Sammy 28 (40m 24b 2x4 2x6) SR: 116.66

Sammy's made a vital breakthrough with his first ball.

George Bailey is Australia's No. 4.

8.2

Sammy to Forrest, no run, good length outside off stump, Bailey stays back and plays to point

8.3

Sammy to Forrest, 1 run, played off the back foot wide of short third man for a single

8.4

Sammy to Bailey, no run, fuller length around off stump, Forrest pushes on the front foot to mid-off

8.5

Sammy to Bailey, FOUR, short ball, Bailey swivels and swats it into the gap on the deep backward square leg boundary, he was in total control of that shot and timed it well enough to beat Russell

8.6

Sammy to Bailey, no run, left alone outside off stump

End of over 9 (5 runs) Australia 61/2 (234 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 6.77, RRR: 5.70)
GJ Bailey    4* (3b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    1-0-5-1
PJ Forrest    23* (23b 4x4)      SP Narine    1-0-1-0

9.1

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

Sammy brings a helmet on to the field and throws it to Pollard, who places it at short leg. Barath runs up and wears it, and moves into the catching position.

9.2

Narine to Forrest, no run, played off the front foot to Pollard at midwicket

9.3

Narine to Forrest, no run, defended towards Pollard at midwicket again

9.4

Narine to Forrest, 1 run, pushed off the front foot towards deep midwicket

9.5

Narine to Bailey, no run, spin from outside off into the right-hander, Bailey defends on the back foot

9.6

Narine to Bailey, no run, Bailey defends once again, Narine's exceptional economy continues

End of over 10 (1 run) Australia 62/2 (233 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 6.20, RRR: 5.82)
GJ Bailey    4* (5b 1x4)      SP Narine    2-0-2-0
PJ Forrest    24* (27b 4x4)      DJG Sammy    1-0-5-1

10.1

Sammy to Forrest, OUT, Forrest's been caught at third man but the fielder, Johnson Charles seems to have hurt himself. Forrest tried to hook a short of a length ball but ended up top-edging it towards third man, Charles came running in from the boundary and dived forward, taking the catch inches from the ground. Splendid effort. But he hit his shoulder hard as he caught the ball and is in some discomfort. He doesn't celebrate his catch too much and the physio is tending to him

PJ Forrest c Charles b Sammy 24 (44m 28b 4x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

Michael Hussey replaces Forrest.

10.2

Sammy to MEK Hussey, no run, good length and straight, played back to the bowler

10.3

Sammy to MEK Hussey, 1 run, short of a length on the hips, Hussey moves across and glances behind square

Bishoo is on the field for Charles.

10.4

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

Charles has an ice pack on his right shoulder in the dressing room.

10.5

Sammy to Bailey, 1 run, played off the back foot behind point

10.6

Sammy to MEK Hussey, 1 run, Hussey goes back and taps the ball towards square leg

End of over 11 (3 runs) Australia 65/3 (230 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 5.90, RRR: 5.89)
MEK Hussey    2* (3b)      DJG Sammy    2-0-8-2
GJ Bailey    5* (7b 1x4)      SP Narine    2-0-2-0

11.1

Narine to MEK Hussey, 1 run, Hussey goes back and cuts towards deep backward point

11.2

Narine to Bailey, 1 run, Bailey moves forward and pushes the ball towards long on

11.3

Narine to MEK Hussey, no run, Hussey strides forward to defend and gets beaten by one that spins across him

11.4

Narine to MEK Hussey, no run, Narine appeals for lbw but the umpire says not out. Hussey went back and across to a skiddy ball and tried to play towards square leg. That pitched outside leg. West Indies do not review.

11.5

Narine to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, driven firmly off the front foot towards deep point

11.6

Narine to MEK Hussey, 1 run, driven off the front foot towards long off

End of over 12 (5 runs) Australia 70/3 (225 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 5.83, RRR: 5.92)
MEK Hussey    6* (8b)      SP Narine    3-0-7-0
GJ Bailey    6* (8b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    2-0-8-2

12.1

Sammy to MEK Hussey, no run, a length ball which Hussey plays back to the bowler

12.2

Sammy to MEK Hussey, 1 run, played off the front foot towards wide mid-on

12.3

Sammy to Bailey, 1 run, Bailey clips the ball off his pads towards deep backward square

12.4

Sammy to MEK Hussey, no run, Hussey strides forward and drives to cover

12.5

Sammy to MEK Hussey, no run, length ball outside off, Hussey moves forward and drives to short cover

12.6

Sammy to MEK Hussey, no run, good length and straight, Hussey gets behind the line and defends solidly

End of over 13 (2 runs) Australia 72/3 (223 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 5.53, RRR: 6.02)
MEK Hussey    7* (13b)      DJG Sammy    3-0-10-2
GJ Bailey    7* (9b 1x4)      SP Narine    3-0-7-0

Kevin: "Will we see Bishoo and Narine bowling together for the Tests?" If the pitches are like the one in St Vincent, why not?

13.1

DJ Bravo to Bailey, no run, driven off the front foot to mid-off

13.2

DJ Bravo to Bailey, no run, good length, angling into the right-hander, defended on the off side

13.3

DJ Bravo to Bailey, 1 run, another full ball angling into Bailey, who leans across and drives to mid-on, there's a mix-up in the calls but they run in the end

13.4

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, no run, played from the crease towards gully, where Sammy dives to his left and fields

13.5

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, 1 wide, Bravo strays down leg side

13.5

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, no run, fuller length outside off stump, Hussey lets it go as the ball slides across him

13.6

DJ Bravo to MEK Hussey, FOUR, terrific shot! Hussey's so good in that region. He had width to cut, because the ball was short and wide, and he placed it between gully and backward point, third man had no chance either

End of over 14 (6 runs) Australia 78/3 (217 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 5.57, RRR: 6.02)
MEK Hussey    11* (16b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    4-0-34-1
GJ Bailey    8* (12b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    3-0-10-2

14.1

Sammy to Bailey, no run, good length and straight, Bailey defends

14.2

Sammy to Bailey, no run, good length on a wicket to wicket line, Bailey defends towards the bowler

14.3

Sammy to Bailey, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Bailey steers to third man where Bishoo, who's on the field for Charles, fields

14.4

Sammy to MEK Hussey, no run, Sammy angles the ball back into the left-hander after slanting it across him, Hussey bottom-edges the cut on to his pad

14.5

Sammy to MEK Hussey, no run, defended towards point

14.6

Sammy to MEK Hussey, no run, driven from the crease towards cover

End of over 15 (1 run) Australia 79/3 (216 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 5.26, RRR: 6.17)
MEK Hussey    11* (19b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    4-0-11-2
GJ Bailey    9* (15b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    4-0-34-1

The bowling Powerplay has been taken by Sammy. Roach steams in ...

15.1

Roach to Bailey, 1 run, touch back of a length, spearing in, Bailey hops back and deflects the ball to midwicket

15.2

Roach to MEK Hussey, 1 run, slanted across the lefty, on a good length, dabbed to third man

15.3

Roach to Bailey, 1 wide, down the leg side, Bailey can't get anything on it

15.3

Roach to Bailey, no run, length ball, defended in front of the stumps back down the wicket

15.4

Roach to Bailey, no run, fuller ball, on the stumps, worked to mid-on

15.5

Roach to Bailey, no run, back of a length, Bailey goes back and drives to short cover

15.6

Roach to Bailey, 1 run, full, straight, driven back - and the ball hits the stumps at the non-striker's end. Roach couldn't get a fingertip on it, but they decide against running on the deflection ... then a wild throw from sub fielder Devendra Bishoo at mid-off hands them a single to long leg anyway

End of over 16 (4 runs) Australia 83/3 (212 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 5.18, RRR: 6.23)
GJ Bailey    11* (20b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    5-0-31-0
MEK Hussey    12* (20b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    4-0-11-2

16.1

Sammy to Bailey, 1 run, Good length ball outside off, Bailey pushes forward and opens the face to steer towards third man

16.2

Sammy to MEK Hussey, 1 run, Good length around middle and off, Hussey pushes off the front foot to mid-off and runs quickly

16.3

Sammy to Bailey, SIX, Bailey moves forward to a length ball and simply hits through the line, a pick-up shot that sends the ball over the wide-long on boundary, didn't look to hit with much power, just timed it

16.4

Sammy to Bailey, no run, left alone outside off stump

16.5

Sammy to Bailey, 1 run, Bailey gets an inside edge on to the pad towards square leg

16.6

Sammy to MEK Hussey, FOUR, there's width to cut and Hussey loves it there, cracking it past gully into the gap on the third man boundary

End of over 17 (13 runs) Australia 96/3 (199 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 5.64, RRR: 6.03)
MEK Hussey    17* (22b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    5-0-24-2
GJ Bailey    19* (24b 1x4 1x6)      KAJ Roach    5-0-31-0

17.1

Roach to Bailey, 2 runs, short ball and Bailey plays the swivel pull to the deep midwicket boundary

We're in the bowling Powerplay by the way.

17.2

Roach to Bailey, 1 run, Dwayne Bravo leaps to his left at extra cover to cut off a firmly-hit drive, saved three runs I think

17.3

Roach to MEK Hussey, 1 run, Hussey tries to cover drive but mis-times it towards mid-off

17.4

Roach to Bailey, 1 run, turned off the pads through square leg

17.5

Roach to MEK Hussey, FOUR, too full outside off, Hussey moves forward and uses the width to free his arms, drilling the ball through cover with a powerful drive

17.6

Roach to MEK Hussey, 1 run, too straight this time, Hussey clips off his pads to square leg

End of over 18 (10 runs) Australia 106/3 (189 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 5.88, RRR: 5.90)
MEK Hussey    23* (25b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    6-0-41-0
GJ Bailey    23* (27b 1x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    5-0-24-2

Andre Russell from over the wicket ...

18.1

Russell to MEK Hussey, no run, length ball on middle and off, Hussey pushes from his crease in front of point

18.2

Russell to MEK Hussey, no run, fuller length on off, Hussey drives on the front foot towards the fielder at mid-off

18.3

Russell to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, poor line, on the pads, Hussey glances in front of Bishoo at short fine leg, he scampers after the ball and slides to field it before it reaches the boundary

18.4

Russell to MEK Hussey, 1 run, once again the line is on the pads, this time Hussey glances towards short fine leg's left, Bishoo dives to cut it off

18.5

Russell to Bailey, no run, defended on the front foot towards cover

18.6

Russell to Bailey, 1 run, Hussey strides forward and fluently drives a length ball through cover

Russell's got a small problem with his knee.

End of over 19 (4 runs) Australia 110/3 (185 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 5.78, RRR: 5.96)
GJ Bailey    24* (29b 1x4 1x6)      AD Russell    1-0-4-0
MEK Hussey    26* (29b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    6-0-41-0

Narine's back ...

19.1

Narine to Bailey, no run, he hits the pad as Bailey pushes forward to defend, the offbreak hit him outside the line of the stumps

19.2

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

19.3

Narine to Bailey, no run, played off the back foot towards square leg

19.4

Narine to Bailey, no run, Bailey moves forward and defends towards the bowler

19.5

Narine to Bailey, no run, Bailey stays in his crease and plays the ball with the spin to midwicket

19.6

Narine to Bailey, 1 run, comes forward this time and drives to long-on to ensure it isn't a maiden over

End of over 20 (1 run) Australia 111/3 (184 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 5.55, RRR: 6.13)
GJ Bailey    25* (35b 1x4 1x6)      SP Narine    4-0-8-0
MEK Hussey    26* (29b 3x4)      AD Russell    1-0-4-0

20.1

Russell to Bailey, OUT, edged and caught! The ball was ordinary, apart from the extra bounce that caused the edge. Russell pitched short and wide, but Baiey top-edged the cut because it bounced a bit more, Baugh took an easy catch to end what was a promising partnership for Australia

GJ Bailey c †Baugh b Russell 25 (52m 36b 1x4 1x6) SR: 69.44

David Hussey joins his brother, Michael.

20.2

Russell to DJ Hussey, 1 run, pushedoff the front foot to get off the mark right away, a single through cover

20.3

Russell to MEK Hussey, OUT, caught down the leg side and the umpire Brathwaite gives it out after a long thought! Russel pitched short of a length and Hussey tried to pull, the ball was too close to the body and he was cramped for room, he ended up edging it to the keeper. Russel and Baugh appealed confidently and eventually the finger went up. Hussey did not review it so he must have edged it

MEK Hussey c †Baugh b Russell 26 (45m 30b 3x4 0x6) SR: 86.66

20.4

Russell to Wade, no run, A short of a length ball gets big on Wade who defends awkwardly

20.5

Russell to Wade, no run, a short ball and the batsman lets it go

20.6

Russell to Wade, no run, good length angling across the right-hander, left alone by the batsman

End of over 21 (1 run) Australia 112/5 (183 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 5.33, RRR: 6.31)
MS Wade    0* (3b)      AD Russell    2-0-5-2
DJ Hussey    1* (1b)      SP Narine    4-0-8-0

21.1

Narine to DJ Hussey, no run, nudged off the pads towards square leg

There's a short leg in place.

21.2

Narine to DJ Hussey, 1 run, slightly short from Narine and Hussey pulls to deep square leg

21.3

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

21.4

Narine to Wade, no run, bowled quicker outside off stump, Wade lets it pass

21.5

Narine to Wade, no run, defended on the back foot to forward short leg

MI: "Naraine might not have wickets to show right now... but he's played a big role in all the 3 wickets earlier, by bottling up one end thereby making the batsmen nervy & edgy making it easier for other bowlers."

21.6

Narine to Wade, no run, Wade moves forward and defends

End of over 22 (1 run) Australia 113/5 (182 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 5.13, RRR: 6.50)
MS Wade    0* (7b)      SP Narine    5-0-9-0
DJ Hussey    2* (3b)      AD Russell    2-0-5-2

22.1

Russell to DJ Hussey, no run, good length close to off stump, Hussey stays in his crease and shoulders arms

22.2

Russell to DJ Hussey, no run, good length on off stump this time, Hussey has to defend to cover

22.3

Russell to DJ Hussey, no run, that's a sharp short ball, Hussey bends his knees and lets it pass

22.4

Russell to DJ Hussey, 2 runs, Charles is back at third man and makes a fine diving save to stop a fierce cut from Hussey

22.5

Russell to DJ Hussey, no run, good length outside off, Hussey blocks from his crease

Lucy: "To MI- If he can make it easier for other bowlers why can't he make it easier for himself? This defo is a question to be asked, right or wrong?"

22.6

Russell to DJ Hussey, 1 run, played off the back foot towards cover

Russell is feeling that knee of his again. He's going off the field for some treatment.

End of over 23 (3 runs) Australia 116/5 (179 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 5.04, RRR: 6.62)
DJ Hussey    5* (9b)      AD Russell    3-0-8-2
MS Wade    0* (7b)      SP Narine    5-0-9-0

23.1

Narine to DJ Hussey, no run, played off the pads behind square

23.2

Narine to DJ Hussey, FOUR, the quicker ball but it's a bit short outside off, Hussey waits and cuts it past short third man

23.3

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

23.4

Narine to DJ Hussey, 1 run, tossed up, Hussey moves forward to take it on the full and whips through midwicket

Two slips and a forward short leg in place for Wade.

23.5

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

23.6

Narine to Wade, no run, quicker ball pushed across the left-hander, Wade tries to cut but is beaten

End of over 24 (5 runs) Australia 121/5 (174 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 5.04, RRR: 6.69)
MS Wade    0* (9b)      SP Narine    6-0-14-0
DJ Hussey    10* (13b 1x4)      AD Russell    3-0-8-2

Russell is back and bowling.

24.1

Russell to DJ Hussey, no run, short of a length angling into the right-hander, Hussey jumps back and blocks

24.2

Russell to DJ Hussey, no run, played towards mid-on, the fielder at midwicket cuts it off

24.3

Russell to DJ Hussey, no run, a supremely directed bouncer, Hussey has to way a long way to avoid it

24.4

Russell to DJ Hussey, FOUR, that's only a bit short but Hussey moves back quickly to pull the ball into the gap on the deep midwicket boundary

24.5

Russell to DJ Hussey, 1 run, full delivery angling into the pads, Hussey clips to deep backward square

Edmontonian: "@Lucy They are over cautious against Narine, to ensure they don't get out. This means they have to take extra risks against the others...eg trying to pull a ball that is too close to the body."

24.6

Russell to Wade, no run, Wade tries to cut a good length ball that angles across him and is beaten

Russell's having a chat to the physio again.

End of over 25 (5 runs) Australia 126/5 (169 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 5.04, RRR: 6.76)
MS Wade    0* (10b)      AD Russell    4-0-13-2
DJ Hussey    15* (18b 2x4)      SP Narine    6-0-14-0

Samuels into the attack ...

25.1

Samuels to DJ Hussey, 1 wide, slides down leg side with his first ball

25.1

Samuels to DJ Hussey, 1 run, pulled through square leg for a single

25.2

Samuels to Wade, 1 run, a bit short and Wade cuts off the back foot through point

Paul: "Sunil Narine's bowling seems to be mysterious though. It needs to seen whether he will end up like Anil Kumble or Ajantha Mendis (sound start but failures afterwards). The reason why I am saying this is, once the opposition encrypts the bowler then he is no longer mysterious and needs to enhance his skills to sustain the competition."

25.3

Samuels to DJ Hussey, 1 run, turned off the pad on the front foot towards square leg

25.4

Samuels to Wade, no run, cut from the crease towards backward point

25.5

Samuels to Wade, no run, a full delivery, driven to cover

25.6

Samuels to Wade, 1 run, cut off the back foot through backward point

End of over 26 (5 runs) Australia 131/5 (164 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 5.03, RRR: 6.83)
MS Wade    2* (14b)      MN Samuels    1-0-5-0
DJ Hussey    17* (20b 2x4)      AD Russell    4-0-13-2

26.1

Russell to Wade, no run, a confident appeal from West Indies after Wade fends at a short of a length delivery that angles across him from over the wicket and is beaten, they thought there might have been an edge, but they do not review the not-out decision

26.2

Russell to Wade, no run, Wade chases a wide ball outside off and gets beaten while trying to cut

26.3

Russell to Wade, no run, Wade jumps and tries to fend a superb short ball and nearly gloves it to the keeper, quick, hostile bowling from Russell

26.4

Russell to Wade, 1 wide, fuller and wide outside off, Wade moves forward and tries to cover drive but can't connect, that's a harsh call from the umpire

26.4

Russell to Wade, no run, short of a length and straight, Wade short-arm pulls in front of square

26.5

Russell to Wade, FOUR, he's hit this well, pulling a short ball that sits up through midwicket, he hit that from around off stump and connected superbly

26.6

Russell to Wade, no run, Wade moves forward and chases a fuller and wider ball outside off, he gets beaten on the expansive cover drive

End of over 27 (5 runs) Australia 136/5 (159 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 5.03, RRR: 6.91)
MS Wade    6* (20b 1x4)      AD Russell    5-0-18-2
DJ Hussey    17* (20b 2x4)      MN Samuels    1-0-5-0

27.1

Samuels to DJ Hussey, no run, played off the pads through square leg

27.2

Samuels to DJ Hussey, 1 run, driven to long on for a single

27.3

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

27.4

Samuels to Wade, no run, Wade strides forward and blocks

27.5

Samuels to Wade, 1 run, punched off the back foot through point

27.6

Samuels to DJ Hussey, 1 run, Hussey moves back and plays the ball towards long-on

End of over 28 (3 runs) Australia 139/5 (156 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 4.96, RRR: 7.09)
DJ Hussey    19* (23b 2x4)      MN Samuels    2-0-8-0
MS Wade    7* (23b 1x4)      AD Russell    5-0-18-2

Russell is off the field, Sammy brings himself back ...

28.1

Sammy to DJ Hussey, no run, short of a length and straight, Hussey defends

28.2

Sammy to DJ Hussey, 1 run, steered off the back foot through point for a single

28.3

Sammy to Wade, no run, good length and straight, defended back to the bowler

28.4

Sammy to Wade, no run, played back towards Sammy once again

28.5

Sammy to Wade, FOUR, full with width outside off, Wade lays into it and cover drives with power to the boundary

28.6

Sammy to Wade, 1 run, Pollard's dropped a catch at backward point! Wade moved forward and played the square drive, slicing it in the air and straight to Pollard, that was an absolute sitter

End of over 29 (6 runs) Australia 145/5 (150 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 7.14)
MS Wade    12* (27b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    6-0-30-2
DJ Hussey    20* (25b 2x4)      MN Samuels    2-0-8-0

29.1

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

29.2

Samuels to Wade, 1 leg bye, swept down on one knee behind square

29.3

Samuels to DJ Hussey, FOUR, short ball and Hussey pulls into the gap on the deep square leg boundary

29.4

Samuels to DJ Hussey, FOUR, this time he uses the pace and width outside off to steer the ball to the third man boundary

29.5

Samuels to DJ Hussey, no run, played off the pads behind square

29.6

Samuels to DJ Hussey, 1 run, driven to long-on for a single

End of over 30 (10 runs) Australia 155/5 (140 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 5.16, RRR: 7.00)
DJ Hussey    29* (29b 4x4)      MN Samuels    3-0-17-0
MS Wade    12* (29b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    6-0-30-2

30.1

Sammy to DJ Hussey, no run, short of a length outside off, Hussey tries to cut and is beaten

30.2

Sammy to DJ Hussey, 1 run, played towards midwicket

30.3

Sammy to Wade, 1 run, Wade stands in his crease and cuts the length ball from outside off towards deep point

30.4

Sammy to DJ Hussey, 1 run, Hussey cuts from close to off stump towards third man

30.5

Sammy to Wade, no run, full ball angling across the left-hander, driven to cover

30.6

Sammy to Wade, no run, Wade jumps up and tries to swat a ball through the off side but he mis-times it

End of over 31 (3 runs) Australia 158/5 (137 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 5.09, RRR: 7.21)
MS Wade    13* (32b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    7-0-33-2
DJ Hussey    31* (32b 4x4)      MN Samuels    3-0-17-0

Pollard to bowl for the first time today

31.1

Pollard to DJ Hussey, no run, length, outside off and dabbed to point

31.2

Pollard to DJ Hussey, FOUR, wide of the crease, short ball, looping in towards Hussey - it's nowhere near quick enough and the batsman muscles it in front of deep midwicket

31.3

Pollard to DJ Hussey, FOUR, another long-hop, which Hussey pulls through square leg this time. Pollard's dobblers are being given the treatment

31.4

Pollard to DJ Hussey, no run, length, wide of off, cut in front of point but a diving stop prevents a single

31.5

Pollard to DJ Hussey, 1 run, on the stumps, pushed into the gap at short midwicket

31.6

Pollard to Wade, no run, length, rolls his fingers over the ball and Wade pushes into the off side

End of over 32 (9 runs) Australia 167/5 (128 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 5.21, RRR: 7.11)
MS Wade    13* (33b 2x4)      KA Pollard    1-0-9-0
DJ Hussey    40* (37b 6x4)      DJG Sammy    7-0-33-2

They're taking drinks out in the middle. Australia are halfway up the mountain - but their supplies are running a bit short.

Here's Golu, with some advice for the captain: "WI definitely need another Fast bowler... the trio of Bravo/Sammy/Pollard are at best military medium... they are not going to click every day. You can't have a balanced team with just 2 fast men in ODI."

Speaking of whom ...

32.1

Sammy to DJ Hussey, no run, length ball, strikes Hussey on the pads but Sammy's muted appeal is turned down

32.2

Sammy to DJ Hussey, no run, drops a tad shorter, pushed towards cover

32.3

Sammy to DJ Hussey, 1 run, wide of off stump and driven through a gap at cover

32.4

Sammy to Wade, 1 run, angled into the right hander, worked into the on side

32.5

Sammy to DJ Hussey, 2 runs, pitched up a bit more and Hussey drives to the cover sweeper

32.6

Sammy to DJ Hussey, 1 run, full delivery, outside off, chipped over the infield through cover

End of over 33 (5 runs) Australia 172/5 (123 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 5.21, RRR: 7.23)
DJ Hussey    44* (42b 6x4)      DJG Sammy    8-0-38-2
MS Wade    14* (34b 2x4)      KA Pollard    1-0-9-0

33.1

Pollard to DJ Hussey, 1 run, length, outside off, guided down to third man

33.2

Pollard to Wade, 1 run, back of a length, on the legs and Wade dribbles it round the corner

33.3

Pollard to DJ Hussey, no run, bangs it in, towards the body, Hussey hops back and gets a leading edge that pops short on to the wicket

33.4

Pollard to DJ Hussey, FOUR, short and wide, Hussey needs no invitation to slap a cut shot dismissively behind point

33.5

Pollard to DJ Hussey, 1 run, room outside off and Hussey steers the ball behind point - that brings up a doughty fifty

33.6

Pollard to Wade, OUT, gone! Wade slogs high into the St Lucia sky and is caught at long-off! It was a pitched up delivery, outside off but Wade could only get underneath it. After his contribution with the bat, Pollard has secured a key breakthrough with his loping medium pace. This will be known as Pollard's ODI in years to come

MS Wade c Russell b Pollard 15 (56m 36b 2x4 0x6) SR: 41.66

End of over 34 (7 runs) Australia 179/6 (116 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 5.26, RRR: 7.25)
     KA Pollard    2-0-16-1
DJ Hussey    50* (46b 7x4)      DJG Sammy    8-0-38-2

34.1

Sammy to Lee, no run, length, outside off and cut to point

34.2

Sammy to Lee, 1 run, slightly shorter, Lee guides it down to third man

34.3

Sammy to DJ Hussey, (no ball) 1 run, gone! Or is he? Hussey slogged to deep midwicket - but it had been called a no-ball! There were too many fielders in the ring, apparently Hussey uncharacteristically let rip at a short ball, scooping it into the deep, where a diving catch was well-taken

34.3

Sammy to Lee, no run, length, Lee misses with a prod outside off

34.4

Sammy to Lee, no run, driven to cover

34.5

Sammy to Lee, no run, outside off, pushed towards cover again

34.6

Sammy to Lee, 1 run, squeezed out square - good diving stop at point but the throw concedes a misfield

End of over 35 (4 runs) Australia 183/6 (112 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 5.22, RRR: 7.46)
B Lee    2* (6b)      DJG Sammy    9-0-42-2
DJ Hussey    51* (47b 7x4)      KA Pollard    2-0-16-1

Narine returns to bowl

35.1

Narine to Lee, no run, tossed up, Lee smothers it outside off

35.2

Narine to Lee, FOUR, on the stumps, blocked

35.3

Narine to Lee, no run, room outside off and Lee steers it past the slip for a four to third man

35.4

Narine to Lee, no run, flighted, on the stumps, Lee defends

35.5

Narine to Lee, no run, quicker delivery, Lee edges on to his pads in front of leg stump

35.6

Narine to Lee, no run, on the stumps, towards leg, Lee misses and ball hits him on the pad

End of over 36 (4 runs) Australia 187/6 (108 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 5.19, RRR: 7.71)
B Lee    6* (12b 1x4)      SP Narine    7-0-18-0
DJ Hussey    51* (47b 7x4)      DJG Sammy    9-0-42-2

At the other end, it's some more from Roach ...

36.1

Roach to DJ Hussey, 1 run, full-length delivery, punched down the ground to long-on

36.2

Roach to Lee, no run, length ball, Lee defends on the back foot in front of the stumps

36.3

Roach to Lee, no run, shorter delivery, Lee knocks it towards point

36.4

Roach to Lee, 1 run, back of a length, fired in a Lee's body, he takes his bottom hand of the bat as he jabs it into the leg side

36.5

Roach to DJ Hussey, 1 run, pitched up and Hussey steps out, drives to long-on

36.6

Roach to Lee, no run, length, on the pads and flicked round the corner to short leg

End of over 37 (3 runs) Australia 190/6 (105 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 5.13, RRR: 8.07)
B Lee    7* (16b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    7-0-44-0
DJ Hussey    53* (49b 7x4)      SP Narine    7-0-18-0

37.1

Narine to DJ Hussey, no run, length ball, on the stumps and spinning to leg, Hussey nudges on the back foot to short leg

37.2

Narine to DJ Hussey, 1 run, tossed up and struck hard to midwicket ... Samuels makes the stop but can't prevent the batsmen stealing a run

37.3

Narine to Lee, no run, tossed up on the stumps, blocked

37.4

Narine to Lee, no run, flatter, outside off, Lee leans out and prods square

37.5

Narine to Lee, no run, leg-stump line, the ball cannons out square off the pad

the ball loops up off Lee's pad and is caught by Baugh. Was there some bat? West Indies ask for a review ... The ball pitched on middle and turned fractionally, missing Lee's bat but possibly brushing the glove on its way through, before rebounding up off the flap of his front pad. Hard to tell if there was any contact ... And the review is turned down, as there's not enough evidence to overturn the original decision

37.6

Narine to Lee, no run

End of over 38 (1 run) Australia 191/6 (104 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 5.02, RRR: 8.66)
B Lee    7* (20b 1x4)      SP Narine    8-0-19-0
DJ Hussey    54* (51b 7x4)      KAJ Roach    7-0-44-0

Lee survives, then, but it was another tight over from Narine. Roach to bowl to Hussey ...

38.1

Roach to DJ Hussey, no run, bouncer, well-directed and following Hussey as he swayed back in his crease

38.2

Roach to DJ Hussey, 3 runs, pitched up and driven in the air over mid-off - not a clean connection and its collected before the boundary

38.3

Roach to Lee, 1 no ball, ouch! Roach bowls a beamer that strikes Lee flush on the glove. It's a no-ball and Roach goes down the wicket to apologise ... Lee jerked away from that like he'd been scalded. He dropped his bat as the ball struck his left hand, then dropped to his knees. He initially walked away from Roach, as if to compose himself - but he hasn't directed any ill-feeling towards the bowler. And he'll continue to bat ...

38.3

Roach to Lee, 1 run, and Roach follows it up with a short ball that Lee keeps away from his ribs by nudging into the leg side. All's fair in cricket and war

38.4

Roach to DJ Hussey, OUT, gone, bowled him! It was a length delivery, quick and ducked in just a little, beating Hussey's drive and clattering into the top of off stump. That could be the curtain call for Australia. They still need 99 to win with just three wickets in hand

DJ Hussey b Roach 57 (82m 54b 7x4 0x6) SR: 105.55

38.5

Roach to McKay, no run, first ball to McKay is back of a length, and defended on the back foot

38.6

Roach to McKay, no run, a quick bouncer, which the batsman steps away from

A devastating over from Roach, in more ways than one ...

End of over 39 (5 runs) Australia 196/7 (99 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 5.02, RRR: 9.00)
CJ McKay    0* (2b)      KAJ Roach    8-0-49-1
B Lee    8* (22b 1x4)      SP Narine    8-0-19-0

39.1

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

39.2

Narine to Lee, 1 run, outside off, driven past cover by Lee

39.3

Narine to McKay, no run, flighted in, McKay pushes forward outside off and is hit on the pad - but he was outside off stump

39.4

Narine to McKay, no run, again tossed up outside off and spinning back into the pad, this one might have been going down leg

39.5

Narine to McKay, no run, slightly quicker, edged on to his pads

39.6

Narine to McKay, no run, full, outside off, driven to the close fielder

End of over 40 (1 run) Australia 197/7 (98 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 4.92, RRR: 9.80)
CJ McKay    0* (6b)      SP Narine    9-0-20-0
B Lee    9* (24b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    8-0-49-1

40.1

Roach to Lee, FOUR, full, quick and Lee inside-edges to the fine leg rope for four

40.2

Roach to Lee, FOUR, shot! pitched up again and Lee steps back to blammo a four through extra-cover

40.3

Roach to Lee, FOUR, three in a row! Roach is striving for the yorker but it's not quite full enough and Lee spears it through cover. He's taking out his frustrations from Roach's last over

40.4

Roach to Lee, SIX, this time his picks up the ball and deposits it back over long-on! That was a ferocious hit, a huge windmilling swing of the arms and the ball flies over the boundary

40.5

Roach to Lee, no run, Roach hits back with a bouncer and Lee is forced to curtail his aggression

40.6

Roach to Lee, SIX, he connects again with another almighty thrash, flat-batting a six over deep midwicket. Lee the gunslinger is going to go down in a blaze! That's 24 off the over!

End of over 41 (24 runs) Australia 221/7 (74 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 5.39, RRR: 8.22)
B Lee    33* (30b 4x4 2x6)      KAJ Roach    9-0-73-1
CJ McKay    0* (6b)      SP Narine    9-0-20-0

Sammy turns to Dwayne Bravo to bowl ...

41.1

DJ Bravo to McKay, 1 run, length, on the stumps and McKay fiddles it into the leg side

41.2

DJ Bravo to Lee, no run, pitched up wide of the stumps and Lee can't get his flashing blade under this one, squirting the ball out towards point

41.3

DJ Bravo to Lee, no run, line and length, Lee gets behind this one

41.4

DJ Bravo to Lee, no run, length, outside off and Lee swings so hard he almost comes off his feet - but the ball flies straight to cover

41.5

DJ Bravo to Lee, SIX, Lee smokes another massive six, into the stands over extra-cover! Bravo pitched it up into the slot and the batsman rocked back and creamed it into the crowd. Lee is batting incredibly here ...

41.6

DJ Bravo to Lee, no run, Lee backs away again and Bravo slings it wide of off, the batsman unable to connect

End of over 42 (7 runs) Australia 228/7 (67 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.42, RRR: 8.37)
B Lee    39* (35b 4x4 3x6)      DJ Bravo    5-0-41-1
CJ McKay    1* (7b)      KAJ Roach    9-0-73-1

And it's Andre Russell to replace Roach, who has been hit out of the attack with one over left of his allocation

42.1

Russell to McKay, 1 run, back of a length and McKay loops it to square leg

42.2

Russell to Lee, no run, full, slower, out the back of the hand and Lee is forced to jam down on it

42.3

Russell to Lee, no run, full-speed yorker this time, following Lee down the leg side, cramping him for space and he can't make a proper connection with the bat

42.4

Russell to Lee, 1 run, rolls his fingers over the ball, Lee smites it from outside off stump over cover for a couple

42.5

Russell to McKay, no run, full and slightly wide, driven with a flourish but straight to cover

42.6

Russell to McKay, no run, length ball, pushed on the back foot to short third man - a good over form Russell, just putting the lid on Lee's fiery retribution

End of over 43 (2 runs) Australia 230/7 (65 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.34, RRR: 9.28)
CJ McKay    2* (10b)      AD Russell    6-0-20-2
B Lee    40* (38b 4x4 3x6)      DJ Bravo    5-0-41-1

43.1

DJ Bravo to Lee, FOUR, full, on the legs and swiped down to the rope at fine leg. Lee's just a couple more slogs from fifty ...

43.2

DJ Bravo to Lee, 1 run, on the stumps, swings the arms and clips a length ball through square leg

43.3

DJ Bravo to McKay, no run, well-directed bouncer, beating an enthusiastic swish

43.4

DJ Bravo to McKay, OUT, the slower ball does for McKay, who spoons the ball off the bottom of the bat to long-on. He didn't pick the change of pace, tried to break a window but was well off with his timing - Pollard taking a comfortable catch

CJ McKay c Pollard b DJ Bravo 2 (22m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

Doherty's the new man, though he won't be on strike. Can he help Lee get his half-century?

43.5

DJ Bravo to Lee, 1 run, back of a length, dropped short on the leg side and they dash through for one

43.6

DJ Bravo to Doherty, no run, over the wicket, length ball angled into the left-handed Doherty - he gets solidly behind it and defends

End of over 44 (6 runs) Australia 236/8 (59 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.36, RRR: 9.83)
XJ Doherty    0* (1b)      DJ Bravo    6-0-47-2
B Lee    46* (41b 5x4 3x6)      AD Russell    6-0-20-2

44.1

Russell to Lee, no run, bouncer, directed at the batsman, who swings and misses

44.2

Russell to Lee, SIX, smashed down the ground and Lee goes to fifty with a six! Another piece of clean hitting that would make Kieron Pollard proud!

44.3

Russell to Lee, SIX, another one goes the distance! This time straight down the ground, rather than over long-on. Holy Moly

44.4

Russell to Lee, 1 run, pitched right up and Lee manages to keep the ball out and scramble one to mid-on

44.5

Russell to Doherty, no run, length, outside off and Doherty plays and misses

44.6

Russell to Doherty, 1 run, on the stumps and flicked to short fine leg

End of over 45 (14 runs) Australia 250/8 (45 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.55, RRR: 9.00)
XJ Doherty    1* (3b)      AD Russell    7-0-34-2
B Lee    59* (45b 5x4 5x6)      DJ Bravo    6-0-47-2

45.1

Narine to Doherty, no run, flighted on the stumps, Doherty nibbles it back to the bowler

45.2

Narine to Doherty, no run, tossed up, on leg stump, spinning across and beats the outside edge

45.3

Narine to Doherty, OUT, full ball, chipped to short cover and gone! It wasn't quite there for the drive, Doherty was reaching for the ball and ended up steering it in the air on the off side, the captain Darren Sammy taking a smart catch

XJ Doherty c Sammy b Narine 1 (8m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

West Indies need one more wicket for a 2-1 series lead. Can Lee and Hilf defy them?

45.4

Narine to Hilfenhaus, no run, middle and leg doosra, Hilfenhaus defends in front of his stumps

45.5

Narine to Hilfenhaus, no run, given some air outside off, spinning back inside the bat as Hilfenhaus goes to leave

45.6

Narine to Hilfenhaus, 1 wide, dragged down the leg side

45.6

Narine to Hilfenhaus, no run, on the stumps, spinning across into the pad but sliding down leg

End of over 46 (1 run) Australia 251/9 (44 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.45, RRR: 11.00)
BW Hilfenhaus    0* (3b)      SP Narine    10-0-21-1
B Lee    59* (45b 5x4 5x6)      AD Russell    7-0-34-2

Roach is back. Lee has had his revenge for that beamer - but another 24-run over and Australia will have a real chance of victory ...

46.1

Roach to Lee, no run, back of a length, Lee swings and gets a bottom edge that flies to short leg

46.2

Roach to Lee, no run, another bouncer, swinging across the batsman, who misses with a flailing bat

46.3

Roach to Lee, 1 wide, more chin music - though it goes some way above Lee's head, let alone his chin. That's called wide

46.3

Roach to Lee, OUT, gives it the old heave-ho again but this time Lee can't clear long-off. That's it, West Indies have won! Roach removes Lee by legitimate means - though he probably regrets winding him up in the first place. A heroic innings from Lee, his best score in ODIs, but the task proved beyond him and his team-mates

B Lee c sub (GE Mathurin) b Roach 59 (59m 48b 5x4 5x6) SR: 122.91

9.20pm: Victory by 42 runs means West Indies take a 2-1 lead in the series. David Hussey and, later, Brett Lee dragged Australia along until the bitter end but West Indies had put enough up on the board to be safe. Unsurprisingly, Kieron Pollard's sustained assault at the end of the West Indies innings was decisive - Australia initially had to pick their way through the wreckage and they had too many low scores at the top of the order. A tip of the cap to Sunil Narine, once again, who had an economy of 2.1 in a game where the majority of the bowling was fodder.

9.30pm: Out on the field, it's time for the presentations ...

Australia captain Shane Watson, asked about choosing to bat: "No I wouldn't have done it differently. In the end we didn't execute with the new ball. I wouldn't have done anything different, just execute better at the start and definitely at the end. Unfortunately at the top of the order me and David Warner haven't been able to bat on deep into the innings - I think that would have made chasing a bit easier. We've seen Kieron Pollard, in the IPL and around the world, how hard he hits the ball. We'll have to revisit our plans to him ... It was a beautiful wicket, like those at home. The St Lucia crowd saw a good game from West Indies, but unfortunately not from us.

Man of the match Kieron Pollard: "To play a match-winning knock feels great. The first couple of games, I had the chance to bat a lot of overs. It's a matter of understanding my role in the team and continuing to try and win games for the West Indies. I've been around a long while now, playing cricket all over the world ... Some of the sixes I didn't middle - but once they get over the line they're all six."

West Indies captain Darren Sammy: "Today was just what we've been looking for, when we were sitting down as a batting group and planning ... With scores from Pollard, Russell and myself, it was the kind of total we could defend. The pitch was fantastic, congratulations to the groundmen and we're looking forward to the final game. It would be good if we could get a series win."

And with that, we'll be signing off. Thanks for your comments and have a good morning/afternoon/night. Join us for the fifth and final ODI on Sunday ... Cheerio!

Series Results
West Indies v Australia at Gros Islet - Mar 25, 2012
Australia won by 30 runs
West Indies v Australia at Gros Islet - Mar 23, 2012
West Indies won by 42 runs
West Indies v Australia at Kingstown - Mar 20, 2012
Match tied
West Indies v Australia at Kingstown - Mar 18, 2012
West Indies won by 5 wickets (with 10 balls remaining) (D/L method)
West Indies v Australia at Kingstown - Mar 16, 2012
Australia won by 64 runs
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Mar 23, 2012

Brett Lee attacks during his half-century, West Indies v Australia, 4th ODI, Gros Islet, March 23, 2012

Brett Lee attacks during his half-century

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Mar 23, 2012

Matthew Wade smells leather, West Indies v Australia, 4th ODI, Gros Islet, March 23, 2012

Matthew Wade smells leather

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