Australia in West Indies ODI Series - 5th ODI

West Indies v Australia

Australia won by 30 runs

Toss: West Indies have won the toss and they will bowl first.

Both teams are unchanged.

Ben: "Only one thing can save Australia today; David Hussey, with both bat and ball."

Can't really envy Australia because of the amount of travelling they've done. They had barely a night's rest after the last final of the CB Series. At 6am the next morning, they were on the flight here.

This is West Indies' chance to end a 17-year drought against Australia. They last beat them in 1995, which was better remembered for Australia's historic Test-series win. Read more in the preview.

There were plenty of tweets flooding Sammy's page congratulating him for the win in the 4th match. All credit to Pollard though. He's now shedding the tag of being a non-performer for West Indies. And this century came in a winning cause too.

Pari: "I don't understand why Christian is dropped again. as such aussie batting isn't doing well ; plus they have dropped one extra batting hand." His IPL team won't be complaining though...

8.50am: Good morning everyone and welcome to the coverage of the 5th and final ODI at St Lucia. The toss should happen in ten minutes. I will be joined by Alan Gardner shortly.

0.1

Roach to Watson, no run, Roach bangs it in on a good length and forces Watson on the back foot to defend

0.2

Roach to Watson, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he shuffles and clips it to the leg side

0.3

Roach to Warner, no run, slants it across the left-hander and Warner doesn't offer a shot

2 slips for Warner

0.4

Roach to Warner, no run, this time Warner decides to chase one that slants across him, a late decision on the shot, he misses it

0.5

Roach to Warner, no run, gets across and defends to the off side

0.6

Roach to Warner, FOUR, slashed! Roach gets a little predictable with his line, full and wide and shaping away further, reaches forward and slashes wide of point

Rajendran: "I think that 17 is an unlucky number to Australia. They lost the 17th match against india after the longest winning streak in test cricket."

End of over 1 (5 runs) Australia 5/0 (RR: 5.00)
DA Warner    4* (4b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    1-0-5-0
SR Watson    1* (2b)     

1.1

DJ Bravo to Watson, 1 run, too short and wide, Watson has to reach out to chase that and carve it over cover, there's a sweeper to pick that up

1.2

DJ Bravo to Warner, no run, bowls it straighter to Warner, goes back and defends with soft hands

1.3

DJ Bravo to Warner, no run, bowls it a touch shorter, he goes back and defends

1.4

DJ Bravo to Warner, no run, big appeal for an lbw! Warner's caught off guard by one that straightened from the middle stump line, skidded and hit his pads but that appeared too high

1.5

DJ Bravo to Warner, no run, good length on the off stump and he pushes it to mid-off

1.6

DJ Bravo to Warner, 1 run, fullish on the off stump and he pushes it towards mid-off

End of over 2 (2 runs) Australia 7/0 (RR: 3.50)
DA Warner    5* (9b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    1-0-2-0
SR Watson    2* (3b)      KAJ Roach    1-0-5-0

2.1

Roach to Warner, no run, comes on a bit slower and he ends up chopping it to the off side

2.2

Roach to Warner, 1 run, a bit straighter this time and he clips it towards square leg

2.3

Roach to Watson, no run, bowls from wide of the crease and angles it inwards, he gets well forward and defends

2.4

Roach to Watson, SIX, with Roach's pace you don't have to hit it too hard, short and wide, too wide in fact, Watson rides the pace and carves it over square third man

2.5

Roach to Watson, FOUR, he bowls it too straight this time, on the pads and fuller and he turns the face of the bat and clips it wide of midwicket

2.6

Roach to Watson, no run, gets across and defends

End of over 3 (11 runs) Australia 18/0 (RR: 6.00)
SR Watson    12* (7b 1x4 1x6)      KAJ Roach    2-0-16-0
DA Warner    6* (11b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    1-0-2-0

3.1

DJ Bravo to Warner, 2 runs, chance! Late movement off the pitch and Warner tries to loft but spoons it in the air and it just beats mid-off's reach as he runs backwards

3.2

DJ Bravo to Warner, FOUR, short and wide and Warner goes back and plays a controlled slash over backward point, punishes a poor ball

3.3

DJ Bravo to Warner, no run, stays at the crease and clips it softly towards midwicket

3.4

DJ Bravo to Warner, no run, gets across and pushes it firmly towards mid-off

3.5

DJ Bravo to Warner, 1 run, works this wide of midwicket for a single

3.6

DJ Bravo to Watson, 1 wide, Bravo struggles with his line and he sprays it wide down the leg side

3.6

DJ Bravo to Watson, 1 run, reaches out to a wide one and dabs it down to third man

End of over 4 (9 runs) Australia 27/0 (RR: 6.75)
SR Watson    13* (8b 1x4 1x6)      DJ Bravo    2-0-11-0
DA Warner    13* (16b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    2-0-16-0

4.1

Roach to Watson, no run, full and wide outside the off stump and he chops it down to point where Pollard stops it

4.2

Roach to Watson, no run, gets well forward and drives to the off side

4.3

Roach to Watson, no run, skids through and he ends up chopping towards the slips

4.4

Roach to Watson, 1 run, a touch too wide and he dabs it down to third man

4.5

Roach to Warner, 1 run, short and wide and Warner slashes uppishly wide of point but Samuels is there at sweeper cover to cut it off

4.6

Roach to Watson, 1 run, Watson shaped to drive straighter but ended up getting an inside edge to square leg

Siddharth: "Been a long time since WI won anything against Aus... the closest they came was in 1999, when they drew both the test and ODI series.... they should have won the odi series if not for the crowd running onto the pitch.... 4 runs req off 1 ball and arthurton was bowling to Steve Waugh... damn the match refree Subba Row."

End of over 5 (3 runs) Australia 30/0 (RR: 6.00)
SR Watson    15* (13b 1x4 1x6)      KAJ Roach    3-0-19-0
DA Warner    14* (17b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-11-0

5.1

DJ Bravo to Watson, no run, on the pads and he clips it towards square leg

5.2

DJ Bravo to Watson, no run, close call for Watson as he goes forward and the ball rises up and nearly shaves the face of the bat

5.3

DJ Bravo to Watson, FOUR, a bit too short from Bravo, Watson goes back and punches it wide of cover, it was in the air but wide of the fielders

5.4

DJ Bravo to Watson, FOUR, Bravo overcompensates by bowling it too full and straight, he clips it away in front of his pads and works it wide of midwicket, Russell dives in vain at the boundary

5.5

DJ Bravo to Watson, no run

5.6

DJ Bravo to Watson, no run, plonks forward and defends

End of over 6 (8 runs) Australia 38/0 (RR: 6.33)
SR Watson    23* (19b 3x4 1x6)      DJ Bravo    3-0-19-0
DA Warner    14* (17b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    3-0-19-0

6.1

Roach to Warner, no run, Warner was unsure of his off stump and nearly nicked that to the keeper, Roach gets it to move away late

6.2

Roach to Warner, no run, he pushes it towards cover point

6.3

Roach to Warner, FOUR, bangs it in short, Warner plays one of his favourite shots - the pull over square leg, poor length from Roach

6.4

Roach to Warner, no run, Warner once again chases one that slants across him, that swerved away after pitching, close to the edge

6.5

Roach to Warner, no run, gets across and pushes it down towards cover

6.6

Roach to Warner, 2 runs, on the pads and he clips it wide of midwicket for a couple

End of over 7 (6 runs) Australia 44/0 (RR: 6.28)
DA Warner    20* (23b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    4-0-25-0
SR Watson    23* (19b 3x4 1x6)      DJ Bravo    3-0-19-0

Narine to bowl. Can he plug the run-flow? One slip for him

7.1

Narine to Watson, no run, he clips it softly towards mid-on

7.2

Narine to Watson, 2 runs, fullish on middle and he works it wide of midwicket

7.3

Narine to Watson, no run, spins away late and he ensures he gets behind the line to defend

7.4

Narine to Watson, no run, lunges forward and he pushes it to the off side

7.5

Narine to Watson, no run, tossed up on middle and leg and he pushes it to mid-on

7.6

Narine to Watson, no run, good over from Narine, Watson taps it towards point

End of over 8 (2 runs) Australia 46/0 (RR: 5.75)
SR Watson    25* (25b 3x4 1x6)      SP Narine    1-0-2-0
DA Warner    20* (23b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    4-0-25-0

Now it's Sammy. One slip and a short cover

8.1

Sammy to Warner, no run, nice and straight, Warner goes back and defends

8.2

Sammy to Warner, 1 run, full outside off and it should have been stopped by Roach at mid-off, misfield allows a single

Now there's a short fine leg

8.3

Sammy to Watson, 2 runs, short and wide outside the off stump and he cuts wide of point, Russell does well to run across and mop up

8.4

Sammy to Watson, no run, bowls it straight on middle and Watson gets well forward to defend

8.5

Sammy to Watson, no run, tries to steer it wide of point but can't beat the infield

8.6

Sammy to Watson, no run, Appeal for an lbw and the umpire gives him out but Watson immediately reviews it, big inside edge onto the pads, he was forward to defend, the third umpire takes his time but it was obvious at first glance, Peter Nero's decision has been reversed

End of over 9 (3 runs) Australia 49/0 (RR: 5.44)
SR Watson    27* (29b 3x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    1-0-3-0
DA Warner    21* (25b 3x4)      SP Narine    1-0-2-0

9.1

Narine to Warner, 1 run, gets across and dabs it down to third man

slip and a short midwicket

9.2

Narine to Watson, no run, gets forward and clips it to the on side

9.3

Narine to Watson, no run, spins away but he defends solidly

9.4

Narine to Watson, 1 run, skids away and he opens the face of the bat and dabs it wide of point

9.5

Narine to Warner, no run, goes back and punches it down to cover

9.6

Narine to Warner, no run, not quite short enough to pull, mistimes it to square leg

Ali: "West indies need another genuine fast bowler to partner roach. They have four all rounders who bowl medium pace, they ain't going to win you a lot of matches with the ball. only reason Australia have struggled is because of narine and the slow pitches."

End of over 10 (2 runs) Australia 51/0 (RR: 5.10)
DA Warner    22* (28b 3x4)      SP Narine    2-0-4-0
SR Watson    28* (32b 3x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    1-0-3-0

10.1

Sammy to Watson, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and dabs it down to third man

10.2

Sammy to Warner, 2 runs, swings it in late and he clips it behind square for a couple

10.3

Sammy to Warner, 1 run, punches it towards long-off for a single

10.4

Sammy to Watson, no run, a bit too full but it doesn't cost him anything, driven straight to mid-off

10.5

Sammy to Watson, 1 run, gives him width and he bends his knee and dabs it to third man

10.6

Sammy to Warner, 1 run, short and wide and he dabs it down to third man

End of over 11 (6 runs) Australia 57/0 (RR: 5.18)
DA Warner    26* (31b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    2-0-9-0
SR Watson    30* (35b 3x4 1x6)      SP Narine    2-0-4-0

11.1

Narine to Warner, no run, gets on his knee and sweeps but finds square leg

11.2

Narine to Warner, FOUR, poor delivery, you can't bowl it short to Warner, fetches it from outside off and he pulls wide of Samuels at mid-on

11.3

Narine to Warner, FOUR, like an action replay, wasn't as short but there was a bit of width, he pulls even wider of mid-on

11.4

Narine to Warner, 1 run, pulls firmly again and it goes to the same area but Samuels is pushed back to the boundary

11.5

Narine to Watson, 1 run, stays back and punches it to mid-on

11.6

Narine to Warner, no run, appeal for a catch at slip but the bowler and umpire weren't so sure, spins away from middle and leg and the ball appeared to clip his pad and go to first slip, the catcher and keeper thought they had him

End of over 12 (10 runs) Australia 67/0 (RR: 5.58)
DA Warner    35* (36b 5x4)      SP Narine    3-0-14-0
SR Watson    31* (36b 3x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    2-0-9-0

12.1

Sammy to Watson, 1 run, gives him width again and he cuts wide of point

12.2

Sammy to Warner, no run, goes back and punches it back to the bowler

12.3

Sammy to Warner, no run, squares him up a bit with the middle stump line, he softly clips it back to the bowler

12.4

Sammy to Warner, 1 run, tries to pull on one leg but the ball hurries on him and deflects off his thigh to the leg side

12.5

Sammy to Watson, no run, slower ball on the pads and he tries to whip it away but can't beat midwicket

12.6

Sammy to Watson, no run, gets across and chops it down to point

End of over 13 (2 runs) Australia 69/0 (RR: 5.30)
SR Watson    32* (39b 3x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    3-0-11-0
DA Warner    36* (39b 5x4)      SP Narine    3-0-14-0

13.1

DJ Bravo to Warner, SIX, that's massive! Bravo errs by dropping it too short, at this pace Warner has time to read the length and club it over deep midwicket

13.2

DJ Bravo to Warner, no run, goes back at the crease and knocks it softly to the on side

13.3

DJ Bravo to Warner, 1 run, goes back at the crease and clips it to square leg

13.4

DJ Bravo to Watson, no run, slower delivery on the off stump and he defends

13.5

DJ Bravo to Watson, no run, gets well forward and defends towards cover

13.6

DJ Bravo to Watson, 1 run, slides it on the pads and he clips it behind square on the on side

End of over 14 (8 runs) Australia 77/0 (RR: 5.50)
SR Watson    33* (42b 3x4 1x6)      DJ Bravo    4-0-27-0
DA Warner    43* (42b 5x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    3-0-11-0

14.1

Sammy to Watson, no run, fuller delivery outside off and he drives to the off side

14.2

Sammy to Watson, no run, gets forward and steers it towards point

14.3

Sammy to Watson, no run, good length on the stumps and he defends again

14.4

Sammy to Watson, 1 leg bye, drifts on the pads and he shuffles and works it down to square leg

14.5

Sammy to Warner, 1 wide, strays wide of the leg stump and wide called

14.5

Sammy to Warner, 1 run, on the pads and he works it down to square leg

14.6

Sammy to Watson, 2 runs, short and wide and he chops it wide of point, Charles slides and cuts it off

Dan: "One of the comedy lines of Canadian comedian 'Russel Peters' says, 'Somebody gonna get hurt', when Sunil Narine bowls, 'Somebody gonna get wickets'

End of over 15 (5 runs) Australia 82/0 (RR: 5.46)
SR Watson    35* (47b 3x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    4-0-15-0
DA Warner    44* (43b 5x4 1x6)      DJ Bravo    4-0-27-0

It;s the bowling Powerplay

15.1

Narine to Warner, no run, goes back at the crease and punches it back to the bowler

15.2

Narine to Warner, FOUR, can't get wickets if he bowls wide and short, Warner rocks back and punches it in front of square, wide of cover and it races it away

15.3

Narine to Warner, 1 run, a bit short again but he goes back and pulls down to long-on

15.4

Narine to Watson, no run, comes well forward and defends to the off side

15.5

Narine to Watson, no run, comes forward and gets an inside edge to the pads

15.6

Narine to Watson, no run, the leg stump line and it bushes his leg and rolls past the keeper

End of over 16 (5 runs) Australia 87/0 (RR: 5.43)
SR Watson    35* (50b 3x4 1x6)      SP Narine    4-0-19-0
DA Warner    49* (46b 6x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    4-0-15-0

16.1

Sammy to Warner, no run, fullish delivery on the stumps and he mistimes the drive to cover

16.2

Sammy to Warner, no run, bowls it straight and tucks him up for room, he mistimes it back to the bowler

16.3

Sammy to Warner, no run, stays back and punches it towards mid-off

16.4

Sammy to Warner, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he clips him towards midwicket for his fifty

16.5

Sammy to Watson, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he softly works it down to mid-on

16.6

Sammy to Warner, FOUR, streaky! Warner wants to drive it through the off side but gets an inside edge that sneaks past the stumps and down to fine leg

Handing over to Alan Gardner now

End of over 17 (6 runs) Australia 93/0 (RR: 5.47)
DA Warner    54* (51b 7x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    5-0-21-0
SR Watson    36* (51b 3x4 1x6)      SP Narine    4-0-19-0

They're taking drinks out in the middle. The Aussie openers will have to come back to earth for their electrolyte intake - they've been flying like Pegasus in a 747 since the third over ...

17.1

Narine to Watson, 1 run, Watson goes back on off and dabs past slip to short third man

17.2

Narine to Warner, no run, tossed up outside the left-hander's off stump and he plays over the ball with an attempted sweep shot

17.3

Narine to Warner, no run, slightly back of a length and nudged to midwicket

17.4

Narine to Warner, FOUR, flighted, on the stumps and Warner goes down on one knee to leather a flat slog-sweep over midwicket

17.5

Narine to Warner, 1 run, Narine drops his length back and is pulled fiercely to deep square - but some good fielding from Kieron Pollard keeps the damage down to one

17.6

Narine to Watson, 2 runs, tossed up and smashed out to wide long-on ... where Russell takes a sensational one-handed catch as he leaps over the boundary rope before slam-dunking it back into play before he landed! Great work in the deep, reminiscent of a similar effort by Doherty earlier in the series

End of over 18 (8 runs) Australia 101/0 (RR: 5.61)
SR Watson    39* (53b 3x4 1x6)      SP Narine    5-0-27-0
DA Warner    59* (55b 8x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    5-0-21-0

18.1

Sammy to Warner, FOUR, width outside off and slapped baseball-style through extra-cover. Warner is cruising here

18.2

Sammy to Warner, 1 run, outside leg stump and nudged off the hips to deep square

18.3

Sammy to Watson, 1 run, orthodox line to the right-hander, pushed off the hips

18.4

Sammy to Warner, no run, keeper up the wicket ... back of a length, cut to cover

18.5

Sammy to Warner, 1 run, over the wicket now, Warner drives and inside-edges to short leg

18.6

Sammy to Watson, 1 run, length, outside off, Watson goes back and across and deflects the ball down to third man

End of over 19 (8 runs) Australia 109/0 (RR: 5.73)
SR Watson    41* (55b 3x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    6-0-29-0
DA Warner    65* (59b 9x4 1x6)      SP Narine    5-0-27-0

19.1

Narine to Watson, no run, length ball, spinning back in past the bat, into the front pad - but Watson was outside the line

19.2

Narine to Watson, FOUR, tossed up on the stumps and heaved out towards deep midwicket, where it evades a diving fielder before bouncing over the rope

19.3

Narine to Watson, 1 run, dragged short and pulled through midwicket

19.4

Narine to Warner, FOUR, more punishment for Narine, who is driven viciously through the covers for another boundary - too full in his length and Warner put it away

19.5

Narine to Warner, OUT, but revenge is a swift as it is sweet! Narine gets his man! This one was just held back a little, Warner suffered a rush of blood to the head and swatted in ungainly fashion across the line, only to loop a thick top edge to short third man. A victim of his own success there, Warner, but credit to Narine for continuing to toss it up

DA Warner c DJ Bravo b Narine 69 (83m 61b 10x4 1x6) SR: 113.11

Peter Forrest is the new man in ...

19.6

Narine to Forrest, no run, length, outside off and going straight on, defended on the back foot

Despite the punishment to his figures, that's a much-needed breakthrough from Nartine, ending a century opening stand.

End of over 20 (9 runs) Australia 118/1 (RR: 5.90)
PJ Forrest    0* (1b)      SP Narine    6-0-36-1
SR Watson    46* (58b 4x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    6-0-29-0

And with the fall of that wicket, Andre Russell is brought on for a bowl

20.1

Russell to Watson, 1 run, length, on the legs, turned away behind square

20.2

Russell to Forrest, no run, pulls it back a touch in length, Forrest puts his hands in the air (like he just don't care) and lets it by

20.3

Russell to Forrest, no run, again probes outside off, left alone by the batsman

20.4

Russell to Forrest, no run, length ball, not much room outside off and Forrest doesn't quite have room to cut, bottom-edging the ball in the ground

20.5

Russell to Forrest, no run, pitched up a bit more, batsman steps out and plays a studied leave

20.6

Russell to Forrest, no run, on the stumps, comes forward and plays to midwicket

End of over 21 (1 run) Australia 119/1 (RR: 5.66)
PJ Forrest    0* (6b)      AD Russell    1-0-1-0
SR Watson    47* (59b 4x4 1x6)      SP Narine    6-0-36-1

21.1

Narine to Watson, no run, length, spinning back in from outside off, past the bat and into Watson's midriff, before dropping to safety

21.2

Narine to Watson, no run, tossed up, worked off his legs to short midwicket

21.3

Narine to Watson, no run, full, outside off and Watson smothers the ball with a forward defensive

21.4

Narine to Watson, no run, drifts down the leg side but the batsman can't beat the fielder at square leg with a clip

21.5

Narine to Watson, 2 runs, touch short from Narine and he is deftly cut past short third man for a couple

21.6

Narine to Watson, 1 run, on the stumps, worked down the ground to long-on - and that's fifty for Watson, his first of the series

End of over 22 (3 runs) Australia 122/1 (RR: 5.54)
SR Watson    50* (65b 4x4 1x6)      SP Narine    7-0-39-1
PJ Forrest    0* (6b)      AD Russell    1-0-1-0

"Great oppurtunity for Forrest to cash in on the start..." says Golu, sensing an opportunity for an excruciating pun. "Run Forrest Run!" Jackpot!

22.1

Russell to Watson, 1 run, full, on the legs, fiddled out to deep backward square

22.2

Russell to Forrest, 1 run, length ball, outside off, Forrest squares up and steers the ball to third man

22.3

Russell to Watson, 1 run, outside off, drifting in, worked off the pads to long leg

22.4

Russell to Forrest, 1 run, back of a length, Forrest punches to mid-on and scampers through for a single

22.5

Russell to Watson, no run, gets a bit of bounce off the wicket, defended out towards cover on the back foot

22.6

Russell to Watson, 2 runs, pitched up, Watson steps out and clips aerially over midwicket

End of over 23 (6 runs) Australia 128/1 (RR: 5.56)
SR Watson    54* (69b 4x4 1x6)      AD Russell    2-0-7-0
PJ Forrest    2* (8b)      SP Narine    7-0-39-1

Change in the bowling, with Marlon Samuels slightly less ritzy offspin replacing Sunil Narine ...

23.1

Samuels to Forrest, 1 run, length ball, steps out and nudges to midwicket

23.2

Samuels to Watson, 1 run, drops short outside off, Watson is quickly back and on the hook, slightly mistimed but it lands short of long-on

23.3

Samuels to Forrest, 1 run, tossed up, clipped to deep backward square

23.4

Samuels to Watson, no run, length, spinning in from well outside off, dragged down to midwicket

23.5

Samuels to Watson, 1 run, full toss, driven to long-on

23.6

Samuels to Forrest, no run, length ball, Forrest shows it the maker's name

End of over 24 (4 runs) Australia 132/1 (RR: 5.50)
PJ Forrest    4* (11b)      MN Samuels    1-0-4-0
SR Watson    56* (72b 4x4 1x6)      AD Russell    2-0-7-0

"What has Wade done wrong? He is been wasted lower in the order, he should have been opening with Warner and Watson should bat at No. 3. Forrest doesn't seem like a proper No. 3 batsman" If you saw Wade bat at No. 3 in the third one-dayer, Mashfiq, you'd know why he is down the order ...

24.1

Russell to Watson, 1 run, short ball, Watson doesn't quite get hold of the attempted hook and it dobbles through midwicket

24.2

Russell to Forrest, FOUR, strays too far down leg and is picked off with a neat glance down to fine leg

Looks like Watson is signalling for some tape for his bat, after that miscue off the first ball ...

24.3

Russell to Forrest, 2 runs, length, on leg stump, punched short of deep midwicket, though Pollard's arm makes them work hard for two

24.4

Russell to Forrest, 1 wide, bouncer, Forrest ducks, though he needn't of bothered - wide on height

24.4

Russell to Forrest, no run, short delivery cut hard to point ... and Sammy throws down the non-striker's end. The crowd erupts - but Watson was comfortably home

24.5

Russell to Forrest, no run, pitched up and driven to mid-off. Forrest's "Yes" is followed swiftly by "No! No! No!" and Watson this time has to dive to make his ground, though the throw missed

24.6

Russell to Forrest, no run, length, on the stumps and defended

And out comes Dan Christian with a band aid for the toe of Watson's bat.

End of over 25 (8 runs) Australia 140/1 (RR: 5.60)
PJ Forrest    10* (16b 1x4)      AD Russell    3-0-15-0
SR Watson    57* (73b 4x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    1-0-4-0

25.1

Samuels to Watson, no run, full, flighted in towards off, defended on the walk back to the bowler

25.2

Samuels to Watson, 1 run, driven down the ground to long-on

25.3

Samuels to Forrest, 1 run, back of a length, flicked of the hips for one

25.4

Samuels to Watson, 1 run, drifting down leg and again worked to deep backward square

25.5

Samuels to Forrest, no run, on the stumps and turned back to the bowler

25.6

Samuels to Forrest, no run, nicely flighted from Samuels, tossed up and skidding on past Forrest's outside edge. Baugh takes off the bails and there's a brief review while they check if the batsman's back foot was grounded. It was

End of over 26 (3 runs) Australia 143/1 (RR: 5.50)
PJ Forrest    11* (19b 1x4)      MN Samuels    2-0-7-0
SR Watson    59* (76b 4x4 1x6)      AD Russell    3-0-15-0

26.1

Russell to Watson, 1 run, rolled out of the hand, clipped to midwicket

26.2

Russell to Forrest, FOUR, drops short and again veering down leg, scooped off the hips in the air through backward square leg - and Pollard's dive along the rope can't prevent a boundary

26.3

Russell to Forrest, no run, on the stumps, comes forward and nudges into the leg side

26.4

Russell to Forrest, no run, length, better line and Forrest again defends into the on side from in front of his wicket

26.5

Russell to Forrest, no run, line and length outside off, forward defensive rolls to cover

26.6

Russell to Forrest, no run, slightly shorter, on the stumps, prodded back to the bowler

"Alan, you mean Aus are happy with two Ws at the top rather than three Ws," chirps Anees. Hmmm, not sure Watson, Warner and Wade quite deserve being bracketed with those august West Indians ...

End of over 27 (5 runs) Australia 148/1 (RR: 5.48)
PJ Forrest    15* (24b 2x4)      AD Russell    4-0-20-0
SR Watson    60* (77b 4x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    2-0-7-0

27.1

Samuels to Watson, 1 run, tossed up on leg and flicked away to deep square

27.2

Samuels to Forrest, no run, length, outside off and chopped back to the bowler

27.3

Samuels to Forrest, no run, on the stumps, turned to micwicket

27.4

Samuels to Forrest, 1 run, flighted, driven down the ground

27.5

Samuels to Watson, no run, tossed up outside off and driven to cover

27.6

Samuels to Watson, 1 run, full, off-stump line, driven to long-off

Samuels rattles through another cheap six. Australia impeccably well set though ...

End of over 28 (3 runs) Australia 151/1 (RR: 5.39)
SR Watson    62* (80b 4x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    3-0-10-0
PJ Forrest    16* (27b 2x4)      AD Russell    4-0-20-0

28.1

Russell to Watson, no run, length, outside off and defended on the back foot

28.2

Russell to Watson, no run, similar line, angled in and turned to short midwicket

28.3

Russell to Watson, 1 run, full, drifting towards off stump, punched down the ground

28.4

Russell to Forrest, FOUR, short ball, directed at the top of Forrest's head but he swivels and top-edges for a four down to the unguarded boundary at fine leg

28.5

Russell to Forrest, 1 run, length, outside off, driven to the sweeper on the cover boundary

28.6

Russell to Watson, 1 run, more width outside off, Watson swings through a cut which beats point on the bounce

End of over 29 (7 runs) Australia 158/1 (RR: 5.44)
SR Watson    64* (84b 4x4 1x6)      AD Russell    5-0-27-0
PJ Forrest    21* (29b 3x4)      MN Samuels    3-0-10-0

29.1

Samuels to Watson, no run, tossed up, driven to cover

29.2

Samuels to Watson, no run, length, on the stumps, defended back to the bowler

29.3

Samuels to Watson, 1 run, picked up from just outside off and driven down the ground

29.4

Samuels to Forrest, no run, on the stumps, bit of bounce and Forrest edges to short third man trying to turn the ball to leg

29.5

Samuels to Forrest, 1 run, driven down the ground to long-off

29.6

Samuels to Watson, 1 run, flighted outside off, punched to long-off again

Australia can cope with a few quiet overs - West Indies need wickets if this isn't going to turn ugly in the final 10 overs ...

End of over 30 (3 runs) Australia 161/1 (RR: 5.36)
SR Watson    66* (88b 4x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    4-0-13-0
PJ Forrest    22* (31b 3x4)      AD Russell    5-0-27-0

30.1

Russell to Watson, OUT, and now they have one! Russell rolled a bouncer out of his hand and Watson opened the face and guided it to third man like it was on a string. There just wasn't enough pace on it to go all the way ... and Watson, like Warner, fails to go on

SR Watson c Samuels b Russell 66 (126m 89b 4x4 1x6) SR: 74.15

30.2

Russell to Bailey, 1 run, pitched up, outside off, whipped through square leg and Bailey is off the mark

30.3

Russell to Forrest, 1 run, pushed to cover on the back foot ... but Sammy's shy at the non-striker's end concedes a run

30.4

Russell to Bailey, 1 bye, leg-stump bouncer that veers even further in the air and Carlton Baugh channels Peter Schmeichel to fingertip the ball round the post/prevent a boundary

30.5

Russell to Forrest, 1 run, dropped short on the off side and Russell hits the stumps after fielding in his follow-through. He's quite the athlete, this guy

30.6

Russell to Bailey, 1 run, back of a length, on the stumps, Bailey plays back, patting the to short midwicket

End of over 31 (5 runs) Australia 166/2 (RR: 5.35)
GJ Bailey    2* (3b)      AD Russell    6-0-31-1
PJ Forrest    24* (33b 3x4)      MN Samuels    4-0-13-0

Here's Dan: "The boys need to step it up now. The wicket's playing pretty fair and WI has some big hitters. 350 needed to make this a contest."

31.1

Samuels to Bailey, 1 run, tossed up, driven between mid-on and midwicket

31.2

Samuels to Forrest, no run, flighted in towards the stumps from wide of the crease, driven to mid-off

A sight of the groundstaff suggests there might be rain in the air in St Lucia

31.3

Samuels to Forrest, no run, length ball, dabbed into the off side

31.4

Samuels to Forrest, FOUR, full, Forrest picks it up quickly and crashes a cover drive to the boundary

31.5

Samuels to Forrest, no run, steady line and length outside off, steered to short third man

31.6

Samuels to Forrest, no run, on the stumps, pushed to midwicket

End of over 32 (5 runs) Australia 171/2 (RR: 5.34)
PJ Forrest    28* (38b 4x4)      MN Samuels    5-0-18-0
GJ Bailey    3* (4b)      AD Russell    6-0-31-1

Dwayne Bravo returns to the attack ...

32.1

DJ Bravo to Bailey, 1 wide, flings a loosener down the leg side, which Bailey can't get anything on

32.1

DJ Bravo to Bailey, 1 run, slower ball, tossed up outside off, clipped in the air through midwicket, the bat turning in Bailey's hands

32.2

DJ Bravo to Forrest, no run, slightly back of a length, cut to point

32.3

DJ Bravo to Forrest, 1 run, draws the batsman across outside off, dropped short just off the wicket for a quick single

32.4

DJ Bravo to Bailey, 2 runs, full length, Bailey shuffles across and shovels off his legs

32.5

DJ Bravo to Bailey, 2 runs, short and wide, cut hard to deep backward point where Johnson Charles saves a couple with a diving stop

32.6

DJ Bravo to Bailey, no run, length ball, in the corridor outside off, blocked back to the bowler

Time for another drinks break; Kanishkaa is back to lead the Aussie innings home ...

End of over 33 (7 runs) Australia 178/2 (RR: 5.39)
GJ Bailey    8* (8b)      DJ Bravo    5-0-34-0
PJ Forrest    29* (40b 4x4)      MN Samuels    5-0-18-0

Thanks Alan. The two openers have laid a solid platform. Big score approaching

33.1

Samuels to Forrest, no run, goes back and stabs it back to the bowler

33.2

Samuels to Forrest, no run, gets forward and pushes it back to the bowler

33.3

Samuels to Forrest, no run, gets forward and drives to the off side

33.4

Samuels to Forrest, 1 run, comes well forward and pushes it towards extra cover

33.5

Samuels to Bailey, 1 run, gets a leading edge that lobs in front of point

33.6

Samuels to Forrest, no run, gets forward to defend and he's beaten

A Samuels over can be a nightmare if you're a ball-by-ball commentator. It's a double whammy when he bowls in tandem with Gayle. When will that happen next?

End of over 34 (2 runs) Australia 180/2 (RR: 5.29)
PJ Forrest    30* (45b 4x4)      MN Samuels    6-0-20-0
GJ Bailey    9* (9b)      DJ Bravo    5-0-34-0

34.1

DJ Bravo to Bailey, no run, moves across and pushes it down to mid-on

34.2

DJ Bravo to Bailey, no run, mistimes the punch towards point

34.3

DJ Bravo to Bailey, FOUR, excellent shot, Bailey creates an opportunity for a boundary, he knew there was no slip, delicately dabbed it down to third man, the fielder was a bit square

34.4

DJ Bravo to Bailey, no run, bowls it straighter and he goes back and defends to the on side

34.5

DJ Bravo to Bailey, 1 wide, drifts wide down the leg side, tries to flick it away

34.5

DJ Bravo to Bailey, 1 run, stabs it down to long-on for a quick single

34.6

DJ Bravo to Forrest, no run, good slower ball, he tries to flick it away but the ball hits his thigh and nearly dribbles back to the stumps

End of over 35 (6 runs) Australia 186/2 (RR: 5.31)
PJ Forrest    30* (46b 4x4)      DJ Bravo    6-0-40-0
GJ Bailey    14* (14b 1x4)      MN Samuels    6-0-20-0

Powerplay time...happy hour

35.1

Samuels to Bailey, FOUR, and there's a boundary straightaway, fires it down the leg side and he gets on his knee early and sweeps to fine leg

35.2

Samuels to Bailey, no run, pushes it quicker, he tries to flick but misses

35.3

Samuels to Bailey, no run, fires in a yorker and he fails to squirt it out

35.4

Samuels to Bailey, no run, another yorker and he jams it hard on the pitch and lobs to the bowler

35.5

Samuels to Bailey, no run, works another full delivery down to mid-on

35.6

Samuels to Bailey, no run, he opens the face of the bat and steers it to short third man

End of over 36 (4 runs) Australia 190/2 (RR: 5.27)
GJ Bailey    18* (20b 2x4)      MN Samuels    7-0-24-0
PJ Forrest    30* (46b 4x4)      DJ Bravo    6-0-40-0

36.1

Roach to Forrest, 1 run, short and wide and he fails to put that away, ends up chopping it down to point

36.2

Roach to Bailey, 1 run, gives him width and he tries to cut and nearly squeezes it past the gap between point and cover, the fielder gets a hand to it

36.3

Roach to Forrest, 1 run, he opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man

36.4

Roach to Bailey, OUT, Roach gets a wicket off a full toss, lucky break for the West Indies, Roach angles it in, Bailey tries to clear the infield off a low full toss, can't beat Russell at mid-on, easily taken

GJ Bailey c Russell b Roach 19 (28m 22b 2x4 0x6) SR: 86.36

Brett Lee gets a promotion! And with it, probably a pay hike

36.5

Roach to Lee, 1 run, gets a quick one on the body and he uneasily fends it off to the on side

36.6

Roach to Forrest, no run, gets beside the line and steers it to point

End of over 37 (4 runs) Australia 194/3 (RR: 5.24)
PJ Forrest    32* (49b 4x4)      KAJ Roach    5-0-29-1
B Lee    1* (1b)      MN Samuels    7-0-24-0

37.1

Samuels to Lee, no run, fires it full again and he jams it back to the bowler

37.2

Samuels to Lee, 1 run, gets his high backlift down and thuds it to long-off

37.3

Samuels to Forrest, 1 run, drifts on the body and he clips it down to short fine leg

Rain in the air

37.4

Samuels to Lee, 1 run, another full toss but no second time lucky for West Indies as he slaps it down to long-on

37.5

Samuels to Forrest, FOUR, poor line from Samuels, drifts down the leg side and Forrest gets enough bat to beat short fine leg

37.6

Samuels to Forrest, no run, tries to work it away to the leg side but the ball clips his pad and rolls to the off side

Brett: "Notwithstanding his slogging of the other day, I can see no reason why Lee whould come in now. Surely David Hussey would have been a better option if we have decided Mike Hussey is going to be a bit slow?"

End of over 38 (7 runs) Australia 201/3 (RR: 5.28)
PJ Forrest    37* (52b 5x4)      MN Samuels    8-0-31-0
B Lee    3* (4b)      KAJ Roach    5-0-29-1

38.1

Roach to Lee, no run, makes room and tries to slog him away but he swishes at thin air

12.40pm: Just heard that play will restart in 20 minutes. No overs lost. The sun is shining and the covers are off.

12.30pm: Still no updates. No idea if it's a passing shower or not. However, Digicel cricket tweets that it could blow over soon.

Dheeraj: "Brett, why are you doing commenting on cricinfo's live feed instead of batting?... I'll get my coat."

12.20pm: Hate to give you the bad news but the rain has picked up and the players are off the field. Some of the spectators had already come prepared.

Adeel: "Agree with BRETT. Once Azhar Mahmood attacked very hard the South Africans and the next match Aamir Sohail, the then captain, tried him as opener. But off course, it didn't work. So David Hussey was a better option here instead of Lee."

We're back live. No overs lost.

38.2

Roach to Lee, FOUR, Lee welcomes the resumption with a boundary, makes room and crashes a length ball over mid-on, not the length to bowl to a pinch-hitter

38.3

Roach to Lee, no run, Lee makes room to a delivery from round the wicket, beaten for pace and bounce, fails to make contact

38.4

Roach to Lee, FOUR, Roach errs by bowling length again from round the wicket, Lee backs away and swings and gets an outside edge that clears the keeper, one bounce and four

38.5

Roach to Lee, 1 run, aims for the body and Lee backs away and clips it to the on side

Small altercation between Lee and Roach, they collided while Roach was making his way back to the mark, Lee wasn;t so pleased. A staring game follows

38.6

Roach to Forrest, 1 run, fuller delivery and he knocks it to the off side

End of over 39 (10 runs) Australia 211/3 (RR: 5.41)
PJ Forrest    38* (53b 5x4)      KAJ Roach    6-0-39-1
B Lee    12* (9b 2x4)      MN Samuels    8-0-31-0

39.1

Narine to Forrest, 1 run, comes well forward and punches it back to the bowler

39.2

Narine to Lee, OUT, through the gate! Looked like the off cutter, landed on middle and turned in slightly, clipped the pad and hit the stumps, Lee left a big gap between bat and pad, Roach ran across to congratulate Narine and he ran quite close to Lee

B Lee b Narine 12 (10m 10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

39.3

Narine to MEK Hussey, 1 run, full outside the off stump and driven to sweeper cover

39.4

Narine to Forrest, 2 runs, shuffles a long way across and works it with the turn to fine leg

39.5

Narine to Forrest, 1 run

39.6

Narine to MEK Hussey, no run, turns and bounces, Hussey's forced on the back foot and he stabs at it

End of over 40 (5 runs) Australia 216/4 (RR: 5.40)
MEK Hussey    1* (2b)      SP Narine    8-0-44-2
PJ Forrest    42* (56b 5x4)      KAJ Roach    6-0-39-1

40.1

Roach to Forrest, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he shuffles and works it with the angle down to deep midwicket

40.2

Roach to MEK Hussey, 1 run, angles across the left-hander and he opens the face and steers it down to third man

40.3

Roach to Forrest, 1 run, fires it on middle and he works it with the angle to the deep again

40.4

Roach to MEK Hussey, 1 run, shuffles and knocks it to the leg side

40.5

Roach to Forrest, 1 run, Forrest goes on the back foot and clips it to the on side again, he's picking the singles there

40.6

Roach to MEK Hussey, no run, forces Hussey on the back foot, he steers it to the off side but can't pinch a single

End of over 41 (5 runs) Australia 221/4 (RR: 5.39)
MEK Hussey    3* (5b)      KAJ Roach    7-0-44-1
PJ Forrest    45* (59b 5x4)      SP Narine    8-0-44-2

41.1

Narine to Forrest, 1 run, makes room and steers it towards third man

41.2

Narine to MEK Hussey, 1 run, tosses it full on the pads and he gently works it wide of midwicket

41.3

Narine to Forrest, 1 run, gets well forward and drives towards cover

41.4

Narine to MEK Hussey, no run, Hussey goes across his stumps and tries to paddle sweep but the ball spins away and knocks him on the body

41.5

Narine to MEK Hussey, 1 run, drives towards cover for a single

41.6

Narine to Forrest, 1 run, goes back and punches it towards sweeper cover

End of over 42 (5 runs) Australia 226/4 (RR: 5.38)
PJ Forrest    48* (62b 5x4)      SP Narine    9-0-49-2
MEK Hussey    5* (8b)      KAJ Roach    7-0-44-1

42.1

Roach to Forrest, 1 run, goes back at the crease and knocks it down to midwicket

42.2

Roach to MEK Hussey, FOUR, drops it short, Hussey swivels at the crease and pulls it hard along the ground behind square, he picked a huge gap there

42.3

Roach to MEK Hussey, 1 run, goes back at the crease and steers him down to third man

42.4

Roach to Forrest, 1 run, quick low full toss and he punches it down to long-on and that's his half-century

42.5

Roach to MEK Hussey, 1 wide, drifts wide down the leg side and he tries to flick it away

42.5

Roach to MEK Hussey, no run, fires it full on the pads and he gets across and whips it towards midwicket

42.6

Roach to MEK Hussey, no run, full and wide outside the off stump and he smashes it straight to cover, direct hit at the bowler's end but the batsman times his dive well

Sumith: "Windies ground fielding has been terrific! Saved atleast 20 runs every game through their sharpness."

End of over 43 (8 runs) Australia 234/4 (RR: 5.44)
MEK Hussey    10* (12b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    8-0-52-1
PJ Forrest    50* (64b 5x4)      SP Narine    9-0-49-2

43.1

Narine to Forrest, 1 run, sharp turn for Narine, Forrest stays back and just about manages to knock it to the on side

43.2

Narine to MEK Hussey, 1 run, steers it to point and takes a quick single

43.3

Narine to Forrest, 1 run, gets to the pitch of the ball and strikes it to long-on

43.4

Narine to MEK Hussey, 1 run, on the pads and he works it to the on side

43.5

Narine to Forrest, 1 run, goes back at the crease and pulls him down to midwicket

43.6

Narine to MEK Hussey, 1 run, gets forward and drives down to sweeper cover

Lozza: "Forrest needs to quicken his run rate he is placing too much pressure on the other batsman..this is a 300 plus run pitch."

End of over 44 (6 runs) Australia 240/4 (RR: 5.45)
MEK Hussey    13* (15b 1x4)      SP Narine    10-0-55-2
PJ Forrest    53* (67b 5x4)      KAJ Roach    8-0-52-1

44.1

Russell to MEK Hussey, 1 run, he's not afraid of pitching it a bit short to Hussey, swivels and pulls in front of square straight to the sweeper

44.2

Russell to Forrest, OUT, the bowling change works for West Indies, Russell bowls a length ball which rises, short enough to pull but Forrest ends up placing it straight to Roach at midwicket

PJ Forrest c Roach b Russell 53 (104m 68b 5x4 0x6) SR: 77.94

44.3

Russell to DJ Hussey, OUT, and Russell is on a hat-trick! He gets David Hussey with a snorter, short delivery which fizzes past the batsman and forces him to weave backwards, Hussey tries to upper cut him over third man but the ball hits the face of the bat and the keeper takes it easily

DJ Hussey c †Baugh b Russell 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

44.4

Russell to Wade, 1 run, Wade nudges the hat-trick ball down to third man, there were two slips in place

44.5

Russell to MEK Hussey, 1 run, short again and he swivels and pulls him to deep midwicket

44.6

Russell to Wade, 1 run, another gentle nudge down to third man, he beats the diving slip fielder

End of over 45 (4 runs) Australia 244/6 (RR: 5.42)
MS Wade    2* (2b)      AD Russell    7-0-35-3
MEK Hussey    15* (17b 1x4)      SP Narine    10-0-55-2

45.1

Samuels to Wade, 1 wide, fires it wide down the leg side, fails to get bat on it

45.1

Samuels to Wade, no run, gets forward and pushes it to the off side

45.2

Samuels to Wade, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and steers it to third man

45.3

Samuels to MEK Hussey, no run, angles it across him and he punches it down to point

45.4

Samuels to MEK Hussey, 1 run, fires it on the pads and he works it down to deep square leg

45.5

Samuels to Wade, 1 run, inside edge to the on side and he scampers the single

45.6

Samuels to MEK Hussey, no run, another inside edge and Hussey nearly drags it on to his stumps

End of over 46 (4 runs) Australia 248/6 (RR: 5.39)
MEK Hussey    16* (20b 1x4)      MN Samuels    9-0-35-0
MS Wade    4* (5b)      AD Russell    7-0-35-3

46.1

Russell to Wade, no run, bangs it in short and he weaves out of that fizzer, well bowled again

46.2

Russell to Wade, 1 run, steers it to the off side and he pinches a quick single, the fielder didn't gather it quickly enough

46.3

Russell to MEK Hussey, 1 run, drops it with soft hands to the off side and Russell did well to run across the pitch and pick up, the throw was wide of the stumps though and beat the keeper

46.4

Russell to Wade, 1 run, Russell falls over as he delivers, the batsman works it to the on side

46.5

Russell to MEK Hussey, 1 run, fires it on the pads and he works it down to square leg

46.6

Russell to Wade, 1 run, angles it across the left-hander and he works it down to third man, Australia need boundaries

End of over 47 (5 runs) Australia 253/6 (RR: 5.38)
MS Wade    7* (9b)      AD Russell    8-0-40-3
MEK Hussey    18* (22b 1x4)      MN Samuels    9-0-35-0

47.1

Samuels to Wade, 1 run, fullish on the pads and he works it to the on side

47.2

Samuels to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, full on the stumps and he works it wide of midwicket

47.3

Samuels to MEK Hussey, no run, thats a good yorker, manages to dig it out

47.4

Samuels to MEK Hussey, 1 run, jams a full delivery down to long-on

47.5

Samuels to Wade, 1 run, he muscles it down to long-on for a single

47.6

Samuels to MEK Hussey, no run, that's an appeal for a stumping, Hussey was well forward and was beaten, manages to drag his foot back, the third umpire takes a look

End of over 48 (5 runs) Australia 258/6 (RR: 5.37)
MEK Hussey    21* (26b 1x4)      MN Samuels    10-0-40-0
MS Wade    9* (11b)      AD Russell    8-0-40-3

48.1

Russell to Wade, FOUR, makes room and Wade slashes and gets an outside edge that races to third man

48.2

Russell to Wade, SIX, bangs it in short and Wade swivels and clubs it just over Pollard's reach at deep square leg, just enough elevation

48.3

Russell to Wade, SIX, add 6 more! Australia are finally pushing on here, Wade makes room to a shortish delivery and slaps it to the roof at the deep cover boundary, the ball's lost

48.4

Russell to Wade, 1 run, swings and the ball hits his bat and then his helmet, they take a single

48.5

Russell to MEK Hussey, FOUR, the nightmare gets worse for Russell, he sprays this one full and wide and Hussey makes enough room to thud that wide of deep cover

48.6

Russell to MEK Hussey, OUT, Russell has something to shout about after the hammering, change of pace, slower ball, Hussey makes room and tries to clear deep midwicket but Pollard's there

MEK Hussey c Pollard b Russell 25 (41m 28b 2x4 0x6) SR: 89.28

End of over 49 (21 runs) Australia 279/7 (RR: 5.69)
     AD Russell    9-0-61-4
MS Wade    26* (15b 1x4 2x6)      MN Samuels    10-0-40-0

49.1

Roach to McKay, no run, McKay makes room but Roach is too quick for him, he ends up pushing it softly back to the bowler

49.2

Roach to McKay, OUT, McKay makes a lot of room to swing a short delivery over the on side, didn't time it well and the ball swirled to deep midwicket, Darren Bravo ran forward to take the catch

CJ McKay c DM Bravo b Roach 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

49.3

Roach to Wade, no run, Wade tries to get cheeky and plays a reverse paddle but fails to make contact

49.4

Roach to Wade, OUT, Bravo takes another! This time just inches off the ground, Wade makes room and tries to slap it over deep cover, the ball dips to Bravo and he gets his fingers underneath it even as his hands were touching the turf

MS Wade c DM Bravo b Roach 26 (23m 17b 1x4 2x6) SR: 152.94

49.5

Roach to Doherty, 1 run, a run at last! Doherty swings and mistimes the pull to long-on

49.6

Roach to Hilfenhaus, 1 bye, makes room and swings and they scramble a bye, Baugh's throw is to the bowler, Roach breaks the stumps but he's in

1.50pm: The clouds have reappeared at the end of the innings. Ground staff are ready. Not a bad comeback by West Indies but Australia should be pleased with this. It's going to challenge the hosts. If Duckworth-Lewis comes into play, chasing could be more of a challenge. But West Indies are high on confidence. Russell's four wickets and dynamic fielding should be inspiring enough.

Alan will take you through the first 15 overs. Join us in 40 minutes.

End of over 50 (2 runs) Australia 281/9
BW Hilfenhaus    0* (1b)      KAJ Roach    9-0-53-3
XJ Doherty    1* (1b)      AD Russell    9-0-61-4
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
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West Indies won by 5 wickets (with 10 balls remaining) (D/L method)
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Photos

Mar 25, 2012

An elated Michael Hussey takes the final catch to seal the victory, West Indies v Australia, 5th ODI, St Lucia, March 25, 2012

An elated Michael Hussey takes the final catch to seal the victory

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Mar 25, 2012

Brett Lee took 3 for 42, West Indies v Australia, 5th ODI, St Lucia, March 25, 2012

Brett Lee took 3 for 42

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