Australia in West Indies ODI Series - 4th ODI

West Indies v Australia

West Indies won by 42 runs

Adrian Barath and the local lad, Johnson Charles, to open. Brett Lee with the new ball from over the wicket.

Toss, 9am This is a surprise. Australia have won the toss and Shane Watson has decided to bowl. The pitch in St Vincent was so spinner and slow-ball friendly that batting first was the way to go. I wonder if this surface is different.

Barath for Powell is indeed the only change in the West Indies team. The weather is fair at Gros Islet, sunny with white clouds. The pitch is expected to play quicker than the one in St Vincent did. The average score at this venue is about 235, apparently.

8.55 am Hello and welcome to ESPNcricinfo's ball-by-ball coverage of the fourth one-dayer in St. Lucia. The series is level 1-1 after the first three games, all of which were in St Vincent.

Australia have made two changes to their team for this game, bringing in batsman Peter Forrest and fast bowler Ben Hilfenhaus, who will play his first game on tour, for allrounder Daniel Christian and offspinner Nathan Lyon.

West Indies have one change. Adrian Barath is fit again so he replaces Kieran Powell. Johnson Charles is set to play his first ODI at home. I doubt there will be any other changes to their team.

0.1

Lee to Charles, 1 wide, the first ball is down leg side, Charles lets it pass. Lee's unhappy with that call because it may have clipped the thigh pad as the batsman let it go

0.1

Lee to Charles, no run, this time the ball is wide outside off but isn't called, good pace and bounce off the pitch

0.2

Lee to Charles, no run, Charles stays in his crease, gets behind the line and defends a good length ball towards point

Two slips in place.

0.3

Lee to Charles, no run, defended on the off side

0.4

Lee to Charles, no run, Lee roars a confident appeal for lbw but the umpire says not out. Australia decide not to review. Lee pitched in line and the ball went straight through to hit the pad. That was hitting high on middle and leg stump. Had Watson reviewed it, the umpire would have had to overturn his decision.

0.5

Lee to Charles, 2 runs, played through the off side and Charles scores his first international runs at home

0.6

Lee to Charles, no run, played off the back foot towards cover

End of over 1 (3 runs) West Indies 3/0 (RR: 3.00)
J Charles    2* (6b)      B Lee    1-0-3-0
AB Barath    0* (0b)     

Ben Hilfenhaus is playing his first game of the series, and has the other new ball. Bowling from over the wicket with two slips.

1.1

Hilfenhaus to Barath, 1 wide, he too starts with a wide down leg side

1.1

Hilfenhaus to Barath, no run, pitches on a good length around off and the ball jags away from the right-hander, Barath watches it closely and shoulders arms

1.2

Hilfenhaus to Barath, no run, the ball leaves the right-hander off the pitch once again, good carry through to Wade

1.3

Hilfenhaus to Barath, no run, played back to the bowler

1.4

Hilfenhaus to Barath, no run, played off the back foot towards the leg side

1.5

Hilfenhaus to Barath, FOUR, width outside off stump and Barath stays in his crease and plays a flowing back-foot drive through cover, superbly timed

1.6

Hilfenhaus to Barath, no run, the ball pitches on a good length and seams and bounces sharply away from the right-hander, Barath gets squared up on the back foot and is beaten

End of over 2 (5 runs) West Indies 8/0 (RR: 4.00)
AB Barath    4* (6b 1x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    1-0-5-0
J Charles    2* (6b)      B Lee    1-0-3-0

2.1

Lee to Charles, no run, Charles gets behind the line and defends on the leg side

2.2

Lee to Charles, no run, full ball on middle stump, defended from the crease towards midwicket

2.3

Lee to Charles, no run, Charles chases a wide ball outside off, throwing his bat at it, trying to blaze through cover. His footwork is poor and he gets beaten

2.4

Lee to Charles, no run, good length and straight, Charles stays in his crease and blocks

2.5

Lee to Charles, 1 run, Lee pitches on a good length around off and shapes the ball away from Charles, who stays in his crease and steers towards third man

2.6

Lee to Barath, 1 wide, that's full and wide down leg side, Wade leaps and makes a one-handed save

2.6

Lee to Barath, no run, full ball outside off stump, Charles strides forward and shoulders arms, once again the carry to Wade is good

This pitch is far quicker than the St Vincent surfaces.

End of over 3 (2 runs) West Indies 10/0 (RR: 3.33)
AB Barath    4* (7b 1x4)      B Lee    2-0-5-0
J Charles    3* (11b)      BW Hilfenhaus    1-0-5-0

3.1

Hilfenhaus to Charles, no run, Charles has a careless waft at a good length ball that leaves him from just outside off, he is beaten

3.2

Hilfenhaus to Charles, no run, Hilfenhaus pitches in line with the stumps and begins to seam the ball away, Charles defends

3.3

Hilfenhaus to Charles, no run, a loud appeal for lbw but the umpire says not out and Australia do not review. The ball was full and Charles missed the flick, but that was missing leg

3.4

Hilfenhaus to Charles, no run, defended towards point from the crease

3.5

Hilfenhaus to Charles, no run, played towards cover point

3.6

Hilfenhaus to Charles, no run, pushed from the crease towards midwicket

End of over 4 (maiden) West Indies 10/0 (RR: 2.50)
J Charles    3* (17b)      BW Hilfenhaus    2-1-5-0
AB Barath    4* (7b 1x4)      B Lee    2-0-5-0

4.1

Lee to Barath, FOUR, Barath goes after a ball that is on the fuller side outside off, he opens the face as he plays a powerful square drive and places it through point

4.2

Lee to Barath, FOUR, full length on a straighter line, Barath stays in his crease and flicks through midwicket, mid-on chases but can't prevent the boundary

4.3

Lee to Barath, FOUR, a third consecutive boundary! Barath drives again, he was aiming for cover but sliced it in the air between two men in the point region, he went hard at the ball so it raced to the boundary

4.4

Lee to Barath, no run, a slower ball on a good length, Barath gets behind the line and blocks

4.5

Lee to Barath, 1 run, played firmly towards square leg for a single

4.6

Lee to Charles, no run, Charles stays in his crease and plays to cover

James: "In the last 2 years Australia have won the toss 24 times and this is only the 3rd time they've decided to field. It's pretty much ingrained in the Australian psyche to win the toss and bat."

End of over 5 (13 runs) West Indies 23/0 (RR: 4.60)
J Charles    3* (18b)      B Lee    3-0-18-0
AB Barath    17* (12b 4x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    2-1-5-0

5.1

Hilfenhaus to Barath, no run, Barath jumps back and across to defend a length ball that pitches around middle and off and begins to move away from the right-hander

5.2

Hilfenhaus to Barath, FOUR, short ball down leg side, Barath moves across and hooks, hitting the ball past Wade, just helping it along to the fine-leg boundary really

5.3

Hilfenhaus to Barath, no run, played crisply towards cover point, the ball is hitting the middle of Barath's bat, not so much for Charles

5.4

Hilfenhaus to Barath, 1 run, Barath moves across and closes his bat's face to play the fuller ball towards square

5.5

Hilfenhaus to Charles, 1 run, Charles stays in his crease and drives the ball towards mid-off

5.6

Hilfenhaus to Barath, 1 run, played off the back foot towards cover, where Michael Hussey fumbles to allow a single. That ball went straight to Hussey, a rare mistake from him

End of over 6 (7 runs) West Indies 30/0 (RR: 5.00)
AB Barath    23* (17b 5x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    3-1-12-0
J Charles    4* (19b)      B Lee    3-0-18-0

6.1

Lee to Barath, no run, good length and straight, defended towards the bowler

6.2

Lee to Barath, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Barath chooses to let it go

6.3

Lee to Barath, FOUR, full ball on leg and middle, Barath stays in his crease and hits it off his pads in the air but to mid-on's left, well timed again

6.4

Lee to Barath, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Barath reaches out for the ball and carves it over the in field at point with a powerful cut

6.5

Lee to Barath, no run, good length and quick outside off stump, bounced sharply as well, Barath pushes from his crease away from his body and is beaten

6.6

Lee to Barath, no run, driven to mid-off from the crease

End of over 7 (8 runs) West Indies 38/0 (RR: 5.42)
AB Barath    31* (23b 7x4)      B Lee    4-0-26-0
J Charles    4* (19b)      BW Hilfenhaus    3-1-12-0

7.1

Hilfenhaus to Charles, 1 run, Charles moves towards the line of the ball as it swerves away from him and steers towards third man

7.2

Hilfenhaus to Barath, 2 runs, he's mis-timed this pull, it was not short enough and Barath ended up lobbing it over midwicket

7.3

Hilfenhaus to Barath, 1 wide, that's bowled down leg side

7.3

Hilfenhaus to Barath, no run, good length and straight, Barath defends from his crease on the off side

7.4

Hilfenhaus to Barath, no run, played off the pads towards square leg

7.5

Hilfenhaus to Barath, no run, good length on middle and off, Barath once again moves across and defends with a straight bat

7.6

Hilfenhaus to Barath, FOUR, shot, Barath's simply lined up a full ball from Hilfenhaus and biffed it in the air past the bowler. The timing is splendid again. You can do that on this pitch, hit through the line. Barath plonked his foot forward and swung hard

End of over 8 (8 runs) West Indies 46/0 (RR: 5.75)
AB Barath    37* (28b 8x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    4-1-20-0
J Charles    5* (20b)      B Lee    4-0-26-0

McKay replaces Lee, bowling from over the wicket.

8.1

McKay to Charles, no run, good length on off stump, Charles stays in his crease and defends to point

8.2

McKay to Charles, no run, Charles drives at the ball, trying to hit down the ground. He gets beaten. No where near as fluent as Barath, in terms of timing.

8.3

McKay to Charles, no run, played off the back foot towards point again

8.4

McKay to Charles, 1 run, Charles throws his bat off the front foot at a length ball outside off, he was aiming for cover but edged it towards third man, reached the fielder on the first bounce

8.5

McKay to Barath, FOUR, Barath shows how it's done! He moves forward and towards the off, to get closer to the length ball, and simply drives through the line, hitting the ball in the air over cover

8.6

McKay to Barath, no run, good length but wider outside off, Barath lets it go

Anthony: "Lara was right when he said Barath will be a top player... the guy is just full of class."

End of over 9 (5 runs) West Indies 51/0 (RR: 5.66)
AB Barath    41* (30b 9x4)      CJ McKay    1-0-5-0
J Charles    6* (24b)      BW Hilfenhaus    4-1-20-0

9.1

Hilfenhaus to Charles, 1 wide, a full ball down leg side, there have been a few such wides today

9.1

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

9.2

Hilfenhaus to Charles, no run, Charles pushes from his crease and drives a length ball to mid-on

9.3

Hilfenhaus to Charles, no run, good length on middle and off, Charles stays in his crease and plays the ball back to McKay

Sriram: "This is a big test for Hilfy, he had wonderful summer against Ind in Aus on favourable conditions, need to see how he goes on flat, hot conditions."

9.4

Hilfenhaus to Charles, no run, good length and straight, played towards square leg

9.5

Hilfenhaus to Charles, no run, Charles tries to play towards the leg side but misses and is hit on the back leg, that was missing leg stump so no appeal from the bowler

9.6

Hilfenhaus to Charles, FOUR, Charles finally finds the gap and times the cover drive well. There was width outside off and he went hard at the ball, driving away from his body

End of over 10 (5 runs) West Indies 56/0 (RR: 5.60)
J Charles    10* (30b 1x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    5-1-25-0
AB Barath    41* (30b 9x4)      CJ McKay    1-0-5-0

The mandatory Powerplay is over. The field will spread for a while. One slip in place.

10.1

McKay to Barath, OUT, caught behind! McKay, like he so often does, has picked up the wicket. The ball pitched on a good length just outside off and seamed away from the right-hander. It bounced a bit more as well. Barath stayed in his crease and prodded away from his body, getting a thick edge to Wade

AB Barath c †Wade b McKay 41 (44m 31b 9x4 0x6) SR: 132.25

So Barath's eye-catching cameo is over. He's given West Indies a sound start though.

10.2

McKay to Samuels, no run, Samuels moves back and across and shoulders arms to a good length ball outside off stump

10.3

McKay to Samuels, no run, fuller length outside off, Samuels drives from his crease towards mid-off

10.4

McKay to Samuels, no run, good length outside off stump, left alone by the batsman

10.5

McKay to Samuels, no run, short of a length outside off, Samuels watches it go past again

Dex: "I see J. Charles is doing his best Carlton Baugh interpretation... self belief/confidence is sorely lacking in the new batch of WI players. On a different note how exciting would it be to see Barath/Gayle as the opening pair.... *sigh* mores the pity."

10.6

McKay to Samuels, 1 wide, that's wide outside off stump, Samuels goes after it with a flamboyant front-foot cover drive, reaching far away from his body, he makes no contact

10.6

McKay to Samuels, no run, good length just outside off stump, Samuels plays off the back foot inside the line of the ball and gets beaten

End of over 11 (1 run) West Indies 57/1 (RR: 5.18)
MN Samuels    0* (5b)      CJ McKay    2-0-6-1
J Charles    10* (30b 1x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    5-1-25-0

James: "Was just about to say to Anthony that Barath has the ability to be a top class player, but tends to find ways to get out. Proved me right before I could say it. Frustrating for West Indies."

Watson brings himself into the attack, from over the wicket.

11.1

Watson to Charles, 1 run, length ball angling into the right-hander, played off the pads towards square leg

11.2

Watson to Samuels, no run, a full ball around middle stump, Samuels pushes from his crease towards mid-on, a similar ball trapped him lbw in the previous game, but that was on a slower pitch

11.3

Watson to Samuels, no run, defended from the crease towards the bowler

11.4

Watson to Samuels, no run, played off the front foot towards cover

11.5

Watson to Samuels, no run, length ball on the pads, played towards square leg

11.6

Watson to Samuels, no run, Samuels moves across and defends towards point

CSB: "@Dex, his struggles are probably due to his lack of footwork more than a lack of confidence..." Agree, Charles seems to like playing from his crease, even when he shouldn't.

End of over 12 (1 run) West Indies 58/1 (RR: 4.83)
MN Samuels    0* (10b)      SR Watson    1-0-1-0
J Charles    11* (31b 1x4)      CJ McKay    2-0-6-1

12.1

McKay to Charles, 1 run, Charles takes a small step forward and drives the ball towards wide mid-on

12.2

McKay to Samuels, no run, good length with good bounce outside off stump, the batsman shoulders arms

12.3

McKay to Samuels, 1 run, good length outside off, Samuels chooses to play back and open the face to steer towards third man

12.4

McKay to Charles, no run, pushed off the front foot towards cover

12.5

McKay to Charles, no run, Charles drives at the ball from his crease and mid-times it towards cover, not very pretty, that shot

12.6

McKay to Charles, no run, defended from the crease towards midwicket

End of over 13 (2 runs) West Indies 60/1 (RR: 4.61)
J Charles    12* (35b 1x4)      CJ McKay    3-0-8-1
MN Samuels    1* (12b)      SR Watson    1-0-1-0

13.1

Watson to Samuels, no run, driven off the front foot but to the bowler

Alain: "Darren Bravo and Barath always find ways to get out which is very frustrating but they are still very young and extremely talented." Maybe Darren Bravo will prove Alain wrong today?

13.2

Watson to Samuels, no run, pushed off the front foot towards point, Watson is keeping his regular wicket-to-wicket line

13.3

Watson to Samuels, FOUR, a half-volley outside off stump and Samuels uses the width to square drive through the gap at point, he came forward to play that shot

13.4

Watson to Samuels, 1 run, the ball rises from a good length and Samuels takes one hand off the bat while steering to third man

13.5

Watson to Charles, no run, good length with bounce and a little seam away from the right-hander, Charles stays in his crease and hangs his bat outside off stump, he is beaten

13.6

Watson to Charles, no run, good length on off stump, played back to the bowler

End of over 14 (5 runs) West Indies 65/1 (RR: 4.64)
J Charles    12* (37b 1x4)      SR Watson    2-0-6-0
MN Samuels    6* (16b 1x4)      CJ McKay    3-0-8-1

14.1

McKay to Samuels, no run, good length angling into Samuels who stays in his crease and defends on the leg side

14.2

McKay to Samuels, no run, driven from the crease with poor timing to cover

14.3

McKay to Samuels, no run, wider outside off stump, the batsman gets drawn out into driving to cover

Russi: "Come on! Run a single here and there, you letting them back in the game!"

14.4

McKay to Samuels, no run, good length outside off, Samuels defends from his crease on the off side

14.5

McKay to Samuels, 1 run, played off the back foot towards third man, the length was shorter outside off

Allan: "@DEX - May I remind you that this is the 3rd ODI match of Charles career and he is against the ICC #1 ODI team in the world. What you perceive as lack of self-confidence is really an abundance of caution."

14.6

McKay to Charles, 1 run, short of a length outside off, played off the back foot in front of point for a single

End of over 15 (2 runs) West Indies 67/1 (RR: 4.46)
J Charles    13* (38b 1x4)      CJ McKay    4-0-10-1
MN Samuels    7* (21b 1x4)      SR Watson    2-0-6-0

Australia have taken the bowling Powerplay.

15.1

Watson to Charles, 2 runs, full ball on the pads, flicked towards deep backward square leg

15.2

Watson to Charles, no run, a huge appeal once again for lbw, and again Watson decides not to review the not-out decision. Charles was only a little forward and was hit high on the pad. Replays indicate the ball would have clipped the top of leg stump, but it wuld have stayed with the on-field call of not out

15.3

Watson to Charles, no run, this time there was an inside edge on to the pad as Charles closed the face, Watson cut short his appeal

15.4

Watson to Charles, 1 run, Charles tries to drive powerfully through the off side but ends up slashing the ball towards third man, the ball is about to go for a one-bounce four but Mckay slides along the boundary and saves runs

15.5

Watson to Samuels, no run, defended on the leg side

15.6

Watson to Samuels, no run, played from the crease towards point

End of over 16 (3 runs) West Indies 70/1 (RR: 4.37)
MN Samuels    7* (23b 1x4)      SR Watson    3-0-9-0
J Charles    16* (42b 1x4)      CJ McKay    4-0-10-1

Dex: "@ Allan: Adrian Barath made a century on DEBUT against a much better Aussie bowling attack. In a Test no less!!! Doesn't matter whether it's your 3rd or 300th game... if there is no self confidence or self belief then what's the point. I'm not saying he needs to be more aggressive... just show some positive intent."

16.1

McKay to Charles, no run, defended back to the bowler from the crease

Blake: "Charles has 35 overs still to bat. If he makes a score & accelerates along the way then he has done a job for his team."

16.2

McKay to Charles, no run, driven on the front foot towards mid-off

16.3

McKay to Charles, no run, defended on the off side from the crease

16.4

McKay to Charles, SIX, so he can time the ball well then. Charles moves forward, gets under a length delivery and lofts through the line, hitting the ball cleanly over the bowler's head. Lovely shot

16.5

McKay to Charles, 1 run, played from the crease in front of point

16.6

McKay to Samuels, no run, Samuels gets beaten by a good length ball that bounces a bit more outside off

The players are taking a break for drinks. Over to Alan Gardner until the next drinks break.

End of over 17 (7 runs) West Indies 77/1 (RR: 4.52)
MN Samuels    7* (24b 1x4)      CJ McKay    5-0-17-1
J Charles    23* (47b 1x4 1x6)      SR Watson    3-0-9-0

Howdy, y'all. Things have settled down a bit since that Barath barrage but West Indies are nicely set at the minute. Shane Watson continues ...

17.1

Watson to Charles, no run, on a length, outside off stump, squeezed away square on the drive

17.2

Watson to Charles, no run, length ball, on the stumps and Charles pats the ball into the leg side

17.3

Watson to Charles, 1 run, pitched up a little more and driven through a gap at cover to the sweeper on the boundary

17.4

Watson to Samuels, no run, full length, Samuels steps out and drives to mid-off - the batsmen think about a run but change their minds

17.5

Watson to Samuels, 1 run, back of a length, bouncing into the body, flicked round the corner for one

17.6

Watson to Charles, no run, width outside off but Charles's flowing cut shot finds the man at point

"What's with all the brickbats for poor Johnson?" wonders Sanjith. "He played a good knock in the previous match at a fairly good clip too! Even Sehwag and Dilshan have a few matches where they go at a slow pace. Give him time."

End of over 18 (2 runs) West Indies 79/1 (RR: 4.38)
J Charles    24* (51b 1x4 1x6)      SR Watson    4-0-11-0
MN Samuels    8* (26b 1x4)      CJ McKay    5-0-17-1

18.1

McKay to Samuels, no run, on a length, seaming just a touch away, Samuels plays back, guiding the ball to short third man

18.2

McKay to Samuels, no run, pitched up but taking the pace off it, driven on the full to cover

18.3

McKay to Samuels, no run, probing line on or around off from McKay - Samuels leans forward to defend

18.4

McKay to Samuels, no run, touch short, gets a bit of bounce off the surface, the ball deflecting off Samuels glove and between his legs

18.5

McKay to Samuels, no run, length, drawing the batsman out, beating the outside edge

18.6

McKay to Samuels, no run, length ball outside off and Samuels shuffles across to leave this time - that's a maiden from McKay

"I really don't know about Samuels go slow approach," says Neil Mulligan. "It's fine if you are going to make it up later but against this bowling attack none of the WI batsmen will ever be truly set. Make hay while the sun shines." It'll still be shining when Kieron Pollard comes in, I should imagine, Neil ...

End of over 19 (maiden) West Indies 79/1 (RR: 4.15)
MN Samuels    8* (32b 1x4)      CJ McKay    6-1-17-1
J Charles    24* (51b 1x4 1x6)      SR Watson    4-0-11-0

19.1

Watson to Charles, 1 leg bye, length, on the stumps, tickled towards midwicket

19.2

Watson to Samuels, no run, pitched up and driven hard square - but David Warner shows his agility with a diving stop at point

19.3

Watson to Samuels, no run, tad shorter, the balls rears and Samuels block on front of his stumps

19.4

Watson to Samuels, 1 run, pitched up on the legs and clipped out to deep square this time

19.5

Watson to Charles, no run, slightly back of a length, Charles stays back and is beaten outside off as he fished from the crease

19.6

Watson to Charles, no run, fuller ball, driven to cover

Mark has worked out Samuels' strategy: "Samuels playing for a Test spot?"

End of over 20 (2 runs) West Indies 81/1 (RR: 4.05)
J Charles    24* (54b 1x4 1x6)      SR Watson    5-0-12-0
MN Samuels    9* (35b 1x4)      CJ McKay    6-1-17-1

Brett Lee returns, with no Barath around to maul him this time ...

20.1

Lee to Samuels, no run, good length, outside off, played square into the off side from the crease

20.2

Lee to Samuels, 2 runs, slightly fuller and Samuels leans out to push the ball behind point - plenty of time for them to run a couple as long leg comes round

20.3

Lee to Samuels, no run, length, outside off and driven to mid-off

20.4

Lee to Samuels, no run, back of a length, Samuels moves across in front of his stumps and dabs to short third man

20.5

Lee to Samuels, no run, pitched up, driven to mid-off - not the cleanest of connections from the batsman

20.6

Lee to Samuels, OUT, the lights finally go out for Samuels! The watching world can sleep easy ... Lee fizzed one through, Samuels fenced and got the thinnest of nicks through to Wade. I can't see that disappointing the crowd too much - a scratchy innings has scratched its last

MN Samuels c †Wade b Lee 11 (42m 41b 1x4 0x6) SR: 26.82

End of over 21 (2 runs) West Indies 83/2 (RR: 3.95)
     B Lee    5-0-28-1
J Charles    24* (54b 1x4 1x6)      SR Watson    5-0-12-0

So, Darren Bravo is the new man in - and we'll have a left-right combination for West Indies. And Xavier Doherty comes on to bowl ...

21.1

Doherty to Charles, 1 run, flighted, on the stumps, nudged square on the leg side

21.2

Doherty to DM Bravo, no run, tossed up outside off, spinning back as Bravo leaves - didn't quite turn enough but it brought gasps from the attendant Aussies

21.3

Doherty to DM Bravo, no run, pushed across, defended on the front foot outside off

21.4

Doherty to DM Bravo, 1 run, flighted across the left-hander again, driven to mid-off

21.5

Doherty to Charles, FOUR, fullish and Charles steps out to sweep powerfully to the deep backward square boundary

21.6

Doherty to Charles, 2 runs, tossed up on the stumps and Charles paddles this one even finer - though this time there's a man in place to rein it in

End of over 22 (8 runs) West Indies 91/2 (RR: 4.13)
J Charles    31* (57b 2x4 1x6)      XJ Doherty    1-0-8-0
DM Bravo    1* (3b)      B Lee    5-0-28-1

22.1

Lee to DM Bravo, no run, quick bumper from Lee, rising sharply on the batsman, who does well to get on top of it

22.2

Lee to DM Bravo, no run, pitches this one up, sliding across Bravo ... who shoulders arms as the ball whistles through to the keeper

22.3

Lee to DM Bravo, 1 run, full, guided behind square on the off side

22.4

Lee to Charles, no run, pitched up outside off, Charles stands and thumps cross-batted to mid-on, who dives to cut it off

22.5

Lee to Charles, FOUR, just a little short from Lee and Charles seizes on it, whipping his arms through a pull shot that flies over midwicket and hard away to the boundary

22.6

Lee to Charles, 2 runs, this time Charles swings through the off side - he's coming out of his shell. Lee doesn't look to pleased about it

End of over 23 (7 runs) West Indies 98/2 (RR: 4.26)
J Charles    37* (60b 3x4 1x6)      B Lee    6-0-35-1
DM Bravo    2* (6b)      XJ Doherty    1-0-8-0

23.1

Doherty to DM Bravo, 2 runs, tad short from Doherty, Bravo cuts through a gap in the covers

23.2

Doherty to DM Bravo, no run, tossed up, defended outside off stump

23.3

Doherty to DM Bravo, no run, flatter, quicker, Bravo again plays a forward defensive on the stumps

23.4

Doherty to DM Bravo, no run, flighted, knocked back to the bowler on the back foot

23.5

Doherty to DM Bravo, no run, tossed up outside off and pushed to the man at extra-cover

23.6

Doherty to DM Bravo, 1 run, flatter, again sliding across, cut away to the deep square boundary

End of over 24 (3 runs) West Indies 101/2 (RR: 4.20)
DM Bravo    5* (12b)      XJ Doherty    2-0-11-0
J Charles    37* (60b 3x4 1x6)      B Lee    6-0-35-1

"So this is an ODI that started as a T20 and now looks like a Test match. What a 3-in-1!!" You get your money's worth here, Zakaria ... Ben Hilfenhaus returns to the attack.

24.1

Hilfenhaus to DM Bravo, 1 wide, loses his line down the leg side - not the best start

24.1

Hilfenhaus to DM Bravo, no run, slightly short, angled across, cut to point

24.2

Hilfenhaus to DM Bravo, no run, length, on the stumps, prodded short on the off side

24.3

Hilfenhaus to DM Bravo, FOUR, almost a full toss, wide of off stumps and Bravo opens the face, guiding the ball off the toe of the bat down to third man

24.4

Hilfenhaus to DM Bravo, no run, defended coming forward in front of the stumps

24.5

Hilfenhaus to DM Bravo, no run, length, on the stumps, defended square on the off side

24.6

Hilfenhaus to DM Bravo, no run, line and length for Hilfenhaus, with Bravo sitting back to blocking to point

End of over 25 (5 runs) West Indies 106/2 (RR: 4.24)
DM Bravo    9* (18b 1x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    6-1-30-0
J Charles    37* (60b 3x4 1x6)      XJ Doherty    2-0-11-0

No more slips for Doherty ...

25.1

Doherty to Charles, no run, on the stumps, flighted, straightening a touch, and defended

25.2

Doherty to Charles, OUT, the St Lucia crowd falls silent: Charles has holed out to long-on. It was a length ball and Charles skipped out eagerly to meet it but his slog didn't quite come off the middle - the ball ending up in Brett Lee's middle as he took a jumping catch on the boundary

J Charles c Lee b Doherty 37 (112m 62b 3x4 1x6) SR: 59.67

25.3

Doherty to DJ Bravo, OUT, Dwayne Bravo faces a review first ball ... and he's gone! Doherty tossed one up around leg stump, Bravo leaned forward with his bat against his pad. The ball thunked just below the knee roll - and replays showed it would have gone on to break the wicket. That's two in two for Doughy!

DJ Bravo lbw b Doherty 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

"Is this the point where WI start collapsing?" wonders Hisham. "I have a major exam tomorrow and I don't wanna miss the atrocity!"

25.4

Doherty to Pollard, no run, flat delivery, given a rip, but Pollard turns the hat-trick ball off his pads

25.5

Doherty to Pollard, no run, flighted, outside off and just misses the outside edge as Pollard attempts to cut

25.6

Doherty to Pollard, no run, defended in front of the stumps by the big man

End of over 26 (wicket maiden) West Indies 106/4 (RR: 4.07)
KA Pollard    0* (3b)      XJ Doherty    3-1-11-2
DM Bravo    9* (18b 1x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    6-1-30-0

26.1

Hilfenhaus to DM Bravo, no run, drops slightly shot, Bravo plays the ball towards cover off the back foot

26.2

Hilfenhaus to DM Bravo, no run, length, on off and Bravo steps out to defend

26.3

Hilfenhaus to DM Bravo, no run, length, driven towards cover and again no run

26.4

Hilfenhaus to DM Bravo, no run, shorter ball, played off the back foot out to point

26.5

Hilfenhaus to DM Bravo, no run, angled across, around off stump, Bravo pushes square towards point again

26.6

Hilfenhaus to DM Bravo, FOUR, pitched up and this time Bravo finds the gap, lacerating a drive to the backward point boundary

End of over 27 (4 runs) West Indies 110/4 (RR: 4.07)
DM Bravo    13* (24b 2x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    7-1-34-0
KA Pollard    0* (3b)      XJ Doherty    3-1-11-2

27.1

Doherty to Pollard, no run, floated up around off, Pollard defends

27.2

Doherty to Pollard, no run, length, on off, still no bite from Pollard, who defends back to the bowler

27.3

Doherty to Pollard, FOUR, full, on the stumps and this time Pollard heaves the ball back down the ground - he hit that straight and hard to beat long-on

27.4

Doherty to Pollard, no run, on off stump, Pollard plays back

27.5

Doherty to Pollard, no run, on the stumps, defended coming forward

27.6

Doherty to Pollard, no run, tossed up and clipped to midwicket

End of over 28 (4 runs) West Indies 114/4 (RR: 4.07)
KA Pollard    4* (9b 1x4)      XJ Doherty    4-1-15-2
DM Bravo    13* (24b 2x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    7-1-34-0

Here's Manish Kharbanda: "The only thing which that separates WI and any good ODI team is their inability to churn out singles ... hence the collapse follows"

28.1

Hilfenhaus to DM Bravo, no run, short, defended into the off side

28.2

Hilfenhaus to DM Bravo, no run, back of a length, Bravo sits in his crease and defends towards point

28.3

Hilfenhaus to DM Bravo, no run, length ball, angled across, defended into the covers

28.4

Hilfenhaus to DM Bravo, no run, nagging line and length, Bravo steps out and plays the ball square

28.5

Hilfenhaus to DM Bravo, 1 run, drops short and Bravo rides the bounce, cutting hard past the dive of extra-cover

28.6

Hilfenhaus to Pollard, 1 wide, Pollard ducks under a bumper - and it's called on height

28.6

Hilfenhaus to Pollard, 1 run, length, on the stumps, nudged into the on side

End of over 29 (3 runs) West Indies 117/4 (RR: 4.03)
KA Pollard    5* (10b 1x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    8-1-37-0
DM Bravo    14* (29b 2x4)      XJ Doherty    4-1-15-2

29.1

Doherty to Pollard, FOUR, again Pollard goes down the ground, picking Doherty up from around off stump and smacking him to straight-ish long-on

29.2

Doherty to Pollard, no run, tossed up, defended on off stump

29.3

Doherty to Pollard, 2 runs, flatter, width for Pollard, who slashes the ball away behind point

29.4

Doherty to Pollard, no run, length, defended back to the bowler

29.5

Doherty to Pollard, no run, full length, Pollard presses forward and blocks

29.6

Doherty to Pollard, no run, drags the length back, slight turn, clipped back to the bowler

"@Hisham: The collapse will resume after some fireworks from Pollard. Stay tuned." Zakaria doesn't believe Kieron will be with us long ...

End of over 30 (6 runs) West Indies 123/4 (RR: 4.10)
KA Pollard    11* (16b 2x4)      XJ Doherty    5-1-21-2
DM Bravo    14* (29b 2x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    8-1-37-0

30.1

Hilfenhaus to DM Bravo, no run, length, angled outside off and dabbed to point

30.2

Hilfenhaus to DM Bravo, 1 run, metronomic attack from Hilfenhaus - this time Bravo manages to flick him through gully for one

30.3

Hilfenhaus to Pollard, no run, tight off-stump line, Pollard defends standing back in his crease

30.4

Hilfenhaus to Pollard, 2 runs, slightly short and hooked, though off the splice - still went quite a long way towards deep midwicket

30.5

Hilfenhaus to Pollard, 2 runs, pitched up on the pads and glanced to long leg, who makes a tumbling stop

30.6

Hilfenhaus to Pollard, no run, bouncer and Pollard genuflects to let it pass over his head

End of over 31 (5 runs) West Indies 128/4 (RR: 4.12)
KA Pollard    15* (20b 2x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    9-1-42-0
DM Bravo    15* (31b 2x4)      XJ Doherty    5-1-21-2

31.1

Doherty to DM Bravo, FOUR, flighted, from left to right, driven hard from outside off to the deep cover boundary

31.2

Doherty to DM Bravo, no run, on the stumps, nudged into the leg side

31.3

Doherty to DM Bravo, no run, tossed up, Bravo leans round his pad and dabs to midwicket

31.4

Doherty to DM Bravo, no run, flighted, forward defensive from Bravo

31.5

Doherty to DM Bravo, no run, drags it shorter, Bravo goes back and punches down the wicket

31.6

Doherty to DM Bravo, 1 run, on the legs, worked round the corner

As has been said, West Indies are doing most of their scoring in boundaries ... Will they regret all those dot balls later?

End of over 32 (5 runs) West Indies 133/4 (RR: 4.15)
DM Bravo    20* (37b 3x4)      XJ Doherty    6-1-26-2
KA Pollard    15* (20b 2x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    9-1-42-0

32.1

Hilfenhaus to DM Bravo, no run, length, angled across, pushed towards cover

32.2

Hilfenhaus to DM Bravo, no run, slightly fuller, Bravo steps forward and blocks

32.3

Hilfenhaus to DM Bravo, no run, turned into the leg side off a good length

32.4

Hilfenhaus to DM Bravo, no run, tight line, defended back to the bowler

32.5

Hilfenhaus to DM Bravo, no run, immaculate line and length, Bravo gets solidly behind it

32.6

Hilfenhaus to DM Bravo, 1 run, finally a bit of room outside off and Bravo cuts to the sweeper at backward point

That's drinks. Still finely poised in St Lucia - George is back to see which way it tips next ...

End of over 33 (1 run) West Indies 134/4 (RR: 4.06)
DM Bravo    21* (43b 3x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    10-1-43-0
KA Pollard    15* (20b 2x4)      XJ Doherty    6-1-26-2

Thank you, Alan. Bravo and Pollard have begun to stabilise the innings after two wickets fell quickly. The batting Powerplay is imminent as well.

33.1

Doherty to DM Bravo, 2 runs, cut hard off the back foot towards deep point, where Forrest covers a lot of ground and slides to prevent the boundary

33.2

Doherty to DM Bravo, 1 run, pushed off the front foot towards point

33.3

Doherty to Pollard, no run, bowled flat and quicker from round the wicket, Pollard stays back and plays towards the bowler

33.4

Doherty to Pollard, no run, defended on the front foot

33.5

Doherty to Pollard, no run, Pollard steps out of his crease but isn't to the pitch of the ball and has to defend

33.6

Doherty to Pollard, SIX, that's too short and Pollard has hammered it, going back in a flash to pull with power, he's hit it flat but so hard that it's carried over the boundary rope

End of over 34 (9 runs) West Indies 143/4 (RR: 4.20)
KA Pollard    21* (24b 2x4 1x6)      XJ Doherty    7-1-35-2
DM Bravo    24* (45b 3x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    10-1-43-0

Brett Lee, from over the wicket.

34.1

Lee to DM Bravo, 1 run, good length outside off stump, driven from the crease towards long off

34.2

Lee to Pollard, no run, Pollard tries to turn the ball on the leg side but it bounces sharply from a good length and it lobs off the leading edge towards the off side, Pollard took one hand off the bat as he played that

34.3

Lee to Pollard, 1 run, defended from the crease on the leg side

34.4

Lee to DM Bravo, no run, Bravo pushes away from his body at a length ball that angles across him and punches towards short cover, the ball was hit in the air but fell just short of the fielder

34.5

Lee to DM Bravo, no run, short of a length delivery angling across the left-hander, Bravo stays back and steers towards backward point

34.6

Lee to DM Bravo, no run, good length and straight, Bravo defends on the off side

End of over 35 (2 runs) West Indies 145/4 (RR: 4.14)
DM Bravo    25* (49b 3x4)      B Lee    7-0-37-1
KA Pollard    22* (26b 2x4 1x6)      XJ Doherty    7-1-35-2

Fifteen overs remain, the next five are the batting Powerplay. Watson to bowl, from over the wicket.

35.1

Watson to Pollard, no run, Watson beats Pollard by pitching just short of a length and getting the ball to bounce and straighten off the pitch

35.2

Watson to Pollard, no run, Watson appeals but the umpire says not out. Pollard stayed back and was hit on the top of the front pad by one that angled into him, possibly too high. Replays indicate the ball would have only just clipped the bails so that would have been an on-field call

35.3

Watson to Pollard, 1 run, defended on the front foot

35.4

Watson to DM Bravo, OUT, Bravo's been caught! He drove hard at a length ball angling across him, playing away from his body, trying to hit on the up and through the line. He ended up slicing it high in the air towards the edge of the circle at cover. There was a fielder steaming in from the deep but David Hussey ran back from the in-field to take a well-judged catch

DM Bravo c DJ Hussey b Watson 25 (62m 50b 3x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Russell, who played an important innings for West Indies in the tied game at St Vincent, is the new batsman.

35.5

Watson to Pollard, no run, defended on the front foot towards the bowler

35.6

Watson to Pollard, no run, played from the crease towards the off side

End of over 36 (1 run) West Indies 146/5 (RR: 4.05)
KA Pollard    23* (31b 2x4 1x6)      SR Watson    6-0-13-1
AD Russell    0* (0b)      B Lee    7-0-37-1

36.1

Lee to Russell, no run, Lee tests the batsman with the quick bouncer, Russell has to duck in a hurry

36.2

Lee to Russell, no run, short of a length at the body, Russell stays in his crease and plays towards midwicket

36.3

Lee to Russell, no run, good length and straight, Russell gets behind the line and defends

36.4

Lee to Russell, no run, length delivery just outside off, played from the crease towards point

36.5

Lee to Russell, no run, short ball that rises rapidly outside off stump, Russell fends at it, trying to steer to third man, but is beaten

36.6

Lee to Russell, 1 run, driven from the crease towards mid-off, the shot is mis-timed and the fielder is on the edge of the circle, so a single is available

End of over 37 (1 run) West Indies 147/5 (RR: 3.97)
AD Russell    1* (6b)      B Lee    8-0-38-1
KA Pollard    23* (31b 2x4 1x6)      SR Watson    6-0-13-1

Golu: "Russell and Powerplay !!!... No way... hope he doesnt score 2 runs once again in Power Play and gets bowled twice !!"

37.1

Watson to Russell, no run, he was nearly bowled there, Russell backed away to cut a length ball outside off and was beaten close to off stump

37.2

Watson to Russell, 1 run, pushed from the crease with an angled bat to play the ball to third man

37.3

Watson to Pollard, no run, Pollard comes down the pitch but then gets hit in the mid-section by a short of a length ball, the ball goes on the off side and Pollard wants one, but the fielder at point is quick to charge in and prevent the single

37.4

Watson to Pollard, 1 run, dropped at his feet for a risky single, Russell responds quickly and sprints towards the danger end, beating Watson's sprint, clean pick-up and dive to break the stumps

37.5

Watson to Russell, no run, Russel swings at a good length ball out side off and is beaten

37.6

Watson to Russell, no run, defended on the back foot towards the bowler, Watson is bowling an impeccable line and length

End of over 38 (2 runs) West Indies 149/5 (RR: 3.92)
AD Russell    2* (10b)      SR Watson    7-0-15-1
KA Pollard    24* (33b 2x4 1x6)      B Lee    8-0-38-1

38.1

Lee to Pollard, 2 runs, Pollard backs away and pulls the ball into the empty space between midwicket and deep midwicket, David Hussey ran back from the circle, sprinting towards the outfield, and dived full length to try and catch the ball as it dropped over his head, it was just out of reach

38.2

Lee to Pollard, 1 run, played on the leg side for a single

38.3

Lee to Russell, FOUR, he's carted that for four over point! Russell cleared his front foot out of the way towards leg side, and was facing the short ball outside off square on, he flayed his bat, freeing his powerful arms and using the width on offer, slashing the ball for a one-bounce four, that almost carried for six

38.4

Lee to Russell, 1 run, played towards midwicket for a single

38.5

Lee to Pollard, 2 runs, played off the hips through square leg

38.6

Lee to Pollard, 1 run, short of a length delivery at the body, fended down towards square leg on the back foot

End of over 39 (11 runs) West Indies 160/5 (RR: 4.10)
KA Pollard    30* (37b 2x4 1x6)      B Lee    9-0-49-1
AD Russell    7* (12b 1x4)      SR Watson    7-0-15-1

39.1

Watson to Pollard, 1 wide, a rare mistake in line from Watson, this one is down leg side

39.1

Watson to Pollard, SIX, Pollard has blasted the length ball from around off stump over the long-off boundary. He stood in his crease and simply hit through the line with immense power

39.2

Watson to Pollard, 1 run, played from the crease towards point for a single

39.3

Watson to Russell, FOUR, Russel stays in his crease, gets down low and opens the face of his bat to steer the full ball from outside off between backward point and short third man

Third man goes back now.

39.4

Watson to Russell, 1 run, and Russell gives the fielder at third man work to do by cutting a length ball

39.5

Watson to Pollard, FOUR, Short of a length but it's on the pads, Pollard glances the ball firmly and beats the diving fielder at short fine leg. Watson's figures have been ruined.

39.6

Watson to Pollard, no run, defended on the front foot. Watson has more than doubled the number of runs he's conceded

End of over 40 (17 runs) West Indies 177/5 (RR: 4.42)
KA Pollard    41* (41b 3x4 2x6)      SR Watson    8-0-32-1
AD Russell    12* (14b 2x4)      B Lee    9-0-49-1

40.1

Doherty to Russell, FOUR, Russell gets down on one knee and sweeps powerfully into the gap on the square leg boundary

40.2

Doherty to Russell, 2 runs, played off the back foot and he's placed it behind point, the fielder has some chasing to do

40.3

Doherty to Russell, 1 run, bowled quickly into the right-hander, dabbed off the pads towards square leg

40.4

Doherty to Pollard, 1 run, driven firmly towards long-on

40.5

Doherty to Russell, no run, a full toss and Russell will feel he missed out, he hit it back to the bowler

40.6

Doherty to Russell, 1 run, pushed from the crease into the gap at cover

End of over 41 (9 runs) West Indies 186/5 (RR: 4.53)
AD Russell    20* (19b 3x4)      XJ Doherty    8-1-44-2
KA Pollard    42* (42b 3x4 2x6)      SR Watson    8-0-32-1

McKay from over the wicket ...

41.1

McKay to Russell, 1 run, short of a length ball, the batsman stays back and swivels to pull the ball along the ground to deep square leg

41.2

McKay to Pollard, 1 run, a full ball on the pads, flicked powerfully to the fielder at deep square leg

41.3

McKay to Russell, 1 run, a slower short ball, Russell pulls but can't beat Doherty at short fine leg

41.4

McKay to Pollard, 1 run, nearly in the blockhole, Pollard stays in his crease and forces the ball towards long-on

41.5

McKay to Russell, 1 leg bye, dabbed off the back foot towards square leg

41.6

McKay to Pollard, 1 leg bye, tries to flick a one that's nearly in the blockhole off his pads but doesn't make proper contact

End of over 42 (6 runs) West Indies 192/5 (RR: 4.57)
KA Pollard    44* (45b 3x4 2x6)      CJ McKay    7-1-21-1
AD Russell    22* (22b 3x4)      XJ Doherty    8-1-44-2

42.1

Doherty to Pollard, no run, mis-timed back to the bowler, Pollard was trying to hit that a bit too hard

42.2

Doherty to Pollard, 2 runs, driven on the front foot to long-on

42.3

Doherty to Pollard, 1 run, Pollard's tried to whack that down the ground, Doherty bowls a fast and flat ball and induces a mis-hit on the off side

42.4

Doherty to Russell, 1 run, fired into the blockhole, the batsman digs it out towards cover

42.5

Doherty to Pollard, FOUR, Pollard gets to his half-century by whacking Doherty flat over his head, nearly went all the way too, bounced just inside the boundary. That's the first fifty for West Indies in the series

42.6

Doherty to Pollard, 1 run, driven hard and straight once again but the fielder in the deep cuts it off

End of over 43 (9 runs) West Indies 201/5 (RR: 4.67)
KA Pollard    52* (50b 4x4 2x6)      XJ Doherty    9-1-53-2
AD Russell    23* (23b 3x4)      CJ McKay    7-1-21-1

43.1

McKay to Pollard, FOUR, Pollard backs away towards leg and uses the room he's created to drive a full ball with power through extra cover

43.2

McKay to Pollard, 1 run, played off the back foot with an open face to third man

43.3

McKay to Russell, 1 run, a slower ball and the batsman pulls to early, mis-timing it on the off side when he was trying to hit towards leg

43.4

McKay to Pollard, 1 run, a yorker this time, the batsman manages to keep it out and run a quick single

43.5

McKay to Russell, 1 run, full and straight, Russell drives straight past the bowler, David Hussey runs to his right from long-off to cut off the ball

43.6

McKay to Pollard, SIX, Forrest has mis-judged the catch on the backward square leg boundary and conceded six! Pollard flicked the ball off his pads in the air, Forrest moved to his right on the boundary and wasn't sure where the boundary was. In the end the ball went past him and bounced beyond the rope

End of over 44 (14 runs) West Indies 215/5 (RR: 4.88)
KA Pollard    64* (54b 5x4 3x6)      CJ McKay    8-1-35-1
AD Russell    25* (25b 3x4)      XJ Doherty    9-1-53-2

44.1

Watson to Russell, 1 run, played through square leg

44.2

Watson to Pollard, SIX, Pollard has heaved at this ball and I thought it was going straight up in the air, because he looked like he mis-hit it. But it's fallen over the boundary at long-on. Incredible power.

44.3

Watson to Pollard, 1 run, played to deep midwicket for a single

44.4

Watson to Russell, 1 run, Russel clears his front foot and slogs through square leg

44.5

Watson to Pollard, no run, good length and straight, we haven't seen a front foot defence in a while. Pollard plays the ball down the pitch and Russell sets off, Pollard sends him back in time

44.6

Watson to Pollard, SIX, he's teed off here. Watson bowls a full ball and Pollard swings so hard, launching the ball miles over the deep midwicket boundary, tremendous hitting. This total could spiral towards 300 quickly

End of over 45 (15 runs) West Indies 230/5 (RR: 5.11)
KA Pollard    77* (58b 5x4 5x6)      SR Watson    9-0-47-1
AD Russell    27* (27b 3x4)      CJ McKay    8-1-35-1

45.1

McKay to Russell, 1 wide, the slower ball but it is too wide outside off stump

45.1

McKay to Russell, 1 run, dabbed off the back foot towards third man

45.2

McKay to Pollard, 1 run, dropped by Doherty at short fine leg. Pollard flicked the ball straight off his pads and straight to the fielder in the circle. That's a sitter. McKay looks rather upset

45.3

McKay to Russell, 1 run, played towards long on for a single

45.4

McKay to Pollard, no run, Pollard backs away towards leg and swings hard, this time he is beaten by the slower ball outside off

45.5

McKay to Pollard, 1 run, a full ball in the blockhole, Pollard backs away and drives to long-on

45.6

McKay to Russell, 1 run, Russell swings across the line with power, sending a length ball racing towards deep midwicket

End of over 46 (6 runs) West Indies 236/5 (RR: 5.13)
AD Russell    30* (30b 3x4)      CJ McKay    9-1-41-1
KA Pollard    79* (61b 5x4 5x6)      SR Watson    9-0-47-1

46.1

Watson to Russell, FOUR, that's not that short but Russell is waiting, ready to pull, he heaves it with tremendous power for a one-bounce for to deep midwicket

46.2

Watson to Russell, OUT, caught at extra cover! Watson bowled a full ball outside off stump, Russell stayed in his crease and drove hard, he made good contact, hitting the ball well but in the air towards Bailey, who took the catch to his left

AD Russell c Bailey b Watson 34 (44m 32b 4x4 0x6) SR: 106.25

Sammy comes in ahead of Baugh.

46.3

Watson to Sammy, 1 run, drives his first ball towards long-off for a single

Jason: "It was a brave move for WI to send Russell in at 7, in a perilous situation, when they have been using Baugh instead. But the move has really paid off."

46.4

Watson to Pollard, 1 run, a full ball outside off, nearly in the blockhole, Pollard reaches out and plays it towards backward point

46.5

Watson to Sammy, 1 run, nudged off the back foot towards deep backward square

46.6

Watson to Pollard, 1 run, a full ball swinging into the blockhole, driven towards long on for a single

End of over 47 (8 runs) West Indies 244/6 (RR: 5.19)
KA Pollard    81* (63b 5x4 5x6)      SR Watson    10-0-55-2
DJG Sammy    2* (2b)      CJ McKay    9-1-41-1

47.1

McKay to Pollard, SIX, that's been caught, and then dropped. Pollard hit the ball high in the air towards deep backward square, Forrest judged the catch superbly and caught it with his back foot a centimetre from the boundary rope. He then held the ball for a second or two before beginning to lose his balance and go over the rope. So he tossed the ball back in. However, the umpire wants to check if Forrest was stepping on the rope as he caught the ball. It's a close call, and eventually the umpire signals six

47.2

McKay to Pollard, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off

47.3

McKay to Sammy, 1 run, played off the back foot towards third man

47.4

McKay to Pollard, SIX, watch out in the stands beyond deep midwicket! McKay's back of the hand slower ball is too short and it sits up for Pollard, who wallops it flat over the boundary with a powerful pull

47.5

McKay to Pollard, 1 run, driven with power to long on for a single

47.6

McKay to Sammy, 1 run, driven to long of for another single

End of over 48 (16 runs) West Indies 260/6 (RR: 5.41)
DJG Sammy    4* (4b)      CJ McKay    10-1-57-1
KA Pollard    95* (67b 5x4 7x6)      SR Watson    10-0-55-2

48.1

Doherty to Sammy, FOUR, full ball outside off, Sammy drives with power this time, finding the gap on the deep cover boundary

48.2

Doherty to Sammy, FOUR, too full on the pads this time, Sammy flicks, and flicks superbly into the gap on the backward square leg boundary

48.3

Doherty to Sammy, no run, defended back to the bowler

48.4

Doherty to Sammy, 1 run, driven to long-on for a single

48.5

Doherty to Pollard, 1 run, hit flat and hard towards long-off, Warner runs in to try and catch the ball, then decides to stay back and field it, it bounces into his chest

48.6

Doherty to Sammy, 1 run, driven firmly through the off side for a single

End of over 49 (11 runs) West Indies 271/6 (RR: 5.53)
DJG Sammy    14* (9b 2x4)      XJ Doherty    10-1-64-2
KA Pollard    96* (68b 5x4 7x6)      CJ McKay    10-1-57-1

49.1

Lee to Sammy, 1 run, short ball and Sammy pulls towards deep square leg

49.2

Lee to Pollard, SIX, Pollard gets to his century with a huge hit over the midwicket boundary, backing away to a short delivery and pulling, he takes of his helmet and roars, tremendous intensity in that celebration

49.3

Lee to Pollard, OUT, he's gone this time, the delivery was fuller outside off and Pollard swung hard at it, slicing it in the air towards deep cover where Hussey ran in and took the catch. Pollard's played a special innings and he gets a warm ovation from this crowd

KA Pollard c MEK Hussey b Lee 102 (101m 70b 5x4 8x6) SR: 145.71

49.4

Lee to Sammy, SIX, Sammy's pulled a short ball and what's happened there? The ball went high in the air and cleared Forrest on the boundary. He's not having much joy out there

49.5

Lee to Sammy, FOUR, Full ball outside off stump, Sammy stays in his crease and drives hard, drilling the ball past Lee and beating the fielder at mid-off

49.6

Lee to Sammy, SIX, Sammy's ended the innings with what could be the biggest hit of the day! He's sent the length ball flying over the midwicket boundary with an immense swing. West Indies have scored 145 runs off the last 12 overs to finish with 294. Sammy raised his fist as he watched that ball disappear from sight

13.15 A breathless finish to the West Indies innings. They needed some momentum after losing their way in the middle overs and it was provided by Pollard, with supporting acts from Russell and Sammy. A tremendous display of power-hitting towards the end of the innings. Australia will need something equally special to ensure West Indies don't take an unassailable lead in the series.

Sivaprasad: "Don't bother about the dot balls, after the end of the innings they might be less than the boundary balls."

Reuel: "Kierron Pollard has definitely gotten better, in the last two years he has played more consistently and responsibly for the team. Congratulations to Polly on a well played century. Hope the bowling and fielding does his effort with the bat some justice."

End of over 50 (23 runs) West Indies 294/7
DJG Sammy    31* (13b 3x4 2x6)      B Lee    10-0-72-2
CS Baugh    0* (0b)      XJ Doherty    10-1-64-2
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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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