Australia in West Indies T20I Series - 2nd T20I

West Indies v Australia

West Indies won by 14 runs

Toss: West Indies have won the toss and they will bat first. They have made three changes. Santokie, Bonner and Darren Bravo make way for Samuels, Fidel Edwards and Danza Hyatt. Australia are of course, unchanged. Sammy chuckled after calling correctly and said, "doesn't happen very often."

While we wait, read the preview of this game.

Looks like a great day for cricket. Big queues outside the ground

1.20pm: Good day everybody and welcome to the coverage of the second and final T20, in Kensington Oval. It's a beautiful day and sell-out crowd at Bridgetown. It's bleeding runs at the Wanderers. Will it be a similar story here?

The one-day series was squared. West Indies will have to win this one to level the two-match series.

0.1

Pattinson to Smith, 5 wides, terrific start by Pattinson, slips it really wide down the leg side, he would have needed three keepers to stop that

0.1

Pattinson to Smith, no run, big inside edge and the ball rolls to the on side

0.2

Pattinson to Smith, no run, goes back at the crease and knocks it to the on side

2 slips in place

0.3

Pattinson to Smith, no run, hits a good length on the off stump and he knocks it down to mid-off

0.4

Pattinson to Smith, FOUR, that's a lovely flick, full delivery on the pads and he works his wrists and finds the big gap at midwicket

0.5

Pattinson to Smith, 1 run, whacks it across the line and he finds fine leg, he wanted to hit more in front of square

0.6

Pattinson to Charles, FOUR, Charles clears his front leg and clubs a length ball wide of square leg, big gap on the on side

End of over 1 (14 runs) West Indies 14/0 (RR: 14.00)
J Charles    4* (1b 1x4)      JL Pattinson    1-0-14-0
DR Smith    5* (5b 1x4)     

1.1

Lee to Smith, no run, gets forward and punches it hard but straight to mid-off

1.2

Lee to Smith, FOUR, gives him a bit of width and Smith stands tall and thrashes it wide of point, sent the ball scorching to the boundary

1.3

Lee to Smith, 1 run, tucks it towards mid-on and they pinch a single

1.4

Lee to Charles, SIX, Charles has faced only two balls and he already has ten! He makes room early, bends his knee to a full delivery and slices it high and long over deep backward point

1.5

Lee to Charles, FOUR, just boundaries for Charles! Full delivery on the pads and he whips him away down to deep square leg

1.6

Lee to Charles, no run, a touch wide outside the off stump and he slashes and misses

DJ: "Can anyone tell me why WI dont play Bishoo anymore? He was such a good bowler."

End of over 2 (15 runs) West Indies 29/0 (RR: 14.50)
J Charles    14* (4b 2x4 1x6)      B Lee    1-0-15-0
DR Smith    10* (8b 2x4)      JL Pattinson    1-0-14-0

2.1

McKay to Smith, no run, on target, length ball on the stumps and defended

2.2

McKay to Smith, 1 run, punches it just past the bowler and they take a quick single

2.3

McKay to Charles, 1 run, slower delivery and he adjusted his shot by angling it just wide of short third man

2.4

McKay to Smith, 1 run, uses his wrists to whip a full delivery down to long-on, the fielder was pushed back

2.5

McKay to Charles, no run, foxes him with a slower one, he was down the track and McKay did well to adjust his pace, swing and a miss

2.6

McKay to Charles, 2 runs, full outside off and he drives square, wide of point

Riddymon: "They discovered Narine, that's what happened. But in all seriousness, Bishoo is being reserved for the longer format of the game."

End of over 3 (5 runs) West Indies 34/0 (RR: 11.33)
J Charles    17* (7b 2x4 1x6)      CJ McKay    1-0-5-0
DR Smith    12* (11b 2x4)      B Lee    1-0-15-0

Spin already, and it's Doherty

3.1

Doherty to Smith, 1 run, pushes it quicker on the pads and he works it down to midwicket

3.2

Doherty to Charles, 1 run, swept but just to the right of short fine leg

3.3

Doherty to Smith, no run, fires it flat and quick and he runs it down to short third man and Smith sends Charles back

3.4

Doherty to Smith, 1 run, swept but can't beat short fine leg

3.5

Doherty to Charles, 1 run, he chips down the track and swings just over the reach of mid-on who leaps sideways, but long-on's there to cut it off

3.6

Doherty to Smith, no run, opens the face and steers it down to short third man

End of over 4 (4 runs) West Indies 38/0 (RR: 9.50)
DR Smith    14* (15b 2x4)      XJ Doherty    1-0-4-0
J Charles    19* (9b 2x4 1x6)      CJ McKay    1-0-5-0

4.1

McKay to Charles, FOUR, premeditated from Charles as he walks across his stumps, fetches the ball from the off stump and swings him to deep square leg

4.2

McKay to Charles, 1 wide, attempted slower delivery but sprays it wide outside off

4.2

McKay to Charles, no run, slower ball and Charles tries to slog but misses, the batsman isn't pleased with himself

4.3

McKay to Charles, no run, another slower ball and he chops it down to cover point

4.4

McKay to Charles, FOUR, streaky! Charles clears the front leg to slog a full toss but gets an inside edge that trickles past the stumps and beats short fine leg

4.5

McKay to Charles, no run, pushes a slower ball to point and Charles thinks of a single

4.6

McKay to Charles, no run, slogs at another slower ball wide outside off but misses

End of over 5 (9 runs) West Indies 47/0 (RR: 9.40)
J Charles    27* (15b 4x4 1x6)      CJ McKay    2-0-14-0
DR Smith    14* (15b 2x4)      XJ Doherty    1-0-4-0

5.1

Doherty to Smith, FOUR, effortless drive! Full delivery outside off and he gets his body behind it and drives wide of cover

5.2

Doherty to Smith, 1 run, tucks it firmly down to deep square leg

5.3

Doherty to Charles, FOUR, Charles will be pleased he middled that better, on his knee and he swings and finds the gap at deep midwicket

5.4

Doherty to Charles, 1 run, goes back and slaps him down to long-off

5.5

Doherty to Smith, FOUR, Doherty drops it a fraction short again and he rocks back and thumps it between cover and extra cover

5.6

Doherty to Smith, FOUR, he makes the error by dropping short again, Smith rocks back and pounds it over midwicket

65 off the Powerplay

End of over 6 (18 runs) West Indies 65/0 (RR: 10.83)
DR Smith    27* (19b 5x4)      XJ Doherty    2-0-22-0
J Charles    32* (17b 5x4 1x6)      CJ McKay    2-0-14-0

6.1

Watson to Charles, 1 run, full on the off stump and driven down to long-off

6.2

Watson to Smith, 1 leg bye, slower delivery hits him on the pads but down the leg side, Watson appeals

6.3

Watson to Charles, (no ball) FOUR, high full toss turns into a beamer! Charles somehow manages to bend down and still slam it down to fine leg, Watson apologies immediately

6.3

Watson to Charles, no run, drives a full delivery straight to extra cover

6.4

Watson to Charles, OUT, Charles tries to go downtown over the sight screen, makes room and it looked like there was a change of pace, couldn't clear long-off, Christian takes the catch

J Charles c Christian b Watson 37 (28m 21b 6x4 1x6) SR: 176.19

6.5

Watson to Smith, 2 runs, gets across and clips it towards midwicket and they do well to take the second run

6.6

Watson to Smith, 2 runs, good running again, Smith clips it wide of long-on and pushes Pollard for the second, puts pressure on the fielders

End of over 7 (11 runs) West Indies 76/1 (RR: 10.85)
DR Smith    31* (22b 5x4)      SR Watson    1-0-10-1
KA Pollard    0* (0b)      XJ Doherty    2-0-22-0

7.1

Lee to Pollard, no run, pacy delivery short and wide outside off and he decides to leave it alone

7.2

Lee to Pollard, 1 run, Lee aims for the body and he has Pollard weaving away from this short delivery and fending it off to the off side

7.3

Lee to Smith, no run, full on the off stump and driven firmly down to mid-off

7.4

Lee to Smith, 2 runs, good length on the stumps and he whips it away down to fine leg and ensures he takes a second

7.5

Lee to Smith, 1 run, hammers a half volley down to long-off but the fielder from long-on mops up

7.6

Lee to Pollard, OUT, that's a massive wicket for Australia, Lee continues to keep it a bit short of a length and Pollard is cramped for room outside off, tries to dab it to third man but gets a faint outside edge to the keeper

KA Pollard c †Wade b Lee 1 (7m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

End of over 8 (4 runs) West Indies 80/2 (RR: 10.00)
     B Lee    2-0-19-1
DR Smith    34* (25b 5x4)      SR Watson    1-0-10-1

8.1

Pattinson to Smith, SIX, that landed on the second tier! Can we have the ball back please? Picks a length delivery from the off stump and in one motion sends the ball soaring over wide long-on, tremendous bat speed

8.2

Pattinson to Smith, 1 wide, attempted yorker but wide down the leg side, fast yorker though

8.2

Pattinson to Smith, no run, tries to run it to the on side, the ball skids through

8.3

Pattinson to Smith, SIX, speed of light! Smith picks another length delivery and carts it over wide long-on, didn't seem to put much effort but he sent that over the Sobers pavilion

8.4

Pattinson to Smith, SIX, wow! This was more exquisite, pitched up on middle and off and Smith merely lofts him over long-on, great balance and poise and that's his first T20 fifty

8.5

Pattinson to Smith, 1 run, full on the pads and he clips it to the leg side

Some confusion over whether there was one more ball

8.6

Pattinson to Bravo, no run, stays on the back foot and defends

End of over 9 (20 runs) West Indies 100/2 (RR: 11.11)
DJ Bravo    0* (1b)      JL Pattinson    2-0-34-0
DR Smith    53* (30b 5x4 3x6)      B Lee    2-0-19-1

9.1

Doherty to Smith, FOUR, slides down the leg side and he's punished for that, on his knee and sweeps wide of short fine leg

9.2

Doherty to Smith, SIX, Smith has some lucrative deal with that on-side! Flighted and he gets on his knee and smacks it over deep midwicket

9.3

Doherty to Smith, no run, comes over the wicket and he fires it full, keeps him quiet

9.4

Doherty to Smith, OUT, Smith goes for another big hit, he made room and tries to loft him over the sight-screen but turned the face of the bat and couldn;t time it, David Hussey takes it at long-on

DR Smith c DJ Hussey b Doherty 63 (46m 34b 6x4 4x6) SR: 185.29

We all know we can never underestimate Sammy with the bat

9.5

Doherty to Bravo, no run, gets well forward and defends to the off side

9.6

Doherty to Bravo, no run, jams out a full delivery back to the bowler

End of over 10 (10 runs) West Indies 110/3 (RR: 11.00)
DJ Bravo    0* (3b)      XJ Doherty    3-0-32-1
DJG Sammy    0* (0b)      JL Pattinson    2-0-34-0

10.1

Christian to Sammy, 1 run, gets well forward and drives a full delivery down to long-off

10.2

Christian to Bravo, 1 run, clips it towards long-on and there's a misfield by Watson in the in field

10.3

Christian to Sammy, 1 run, full outside the off stump and Pattinson does well to stop it at point

10.4

Christian to Bravo, no run, full and swinging in and he jams it back to the bowler

10.5

Christian to Bravo, 1 run, full outside off and he shapes to punch it straight but gets an outside edge to third man

10.6

Christian to Sammy, 1 run, full and wide outside off and he to Lee at sweeper cover

End of over 11 (5 runs) West Indies 115/3 (RR: 10.45)
DJG Sammy    3* (3b)      DT Christian    1-0-5-0
DJ Bravo    2* (6b)      XJ Doherty    3-0-32-1

11.1

Watson to Sammy, no run, Watson keeps it tight, tucks him up for room and Sammy can only push it back to the bowler

11.2

Watson to Sammy, 1 wide, slides down the leg side and wide called

11.2

Watson to Sammy, no run, drives to the off side very close to his pads and Watson thought it was pad first and appealed

11.3

Watson to Sammy, no run, tries to shovel a full delivery to the on side but can't beat midwicket

11.4

Watson to Sammy, 1 run, gets across and clips him to the on side

11.5

Watson to Bravo, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man

11.6

Watson to Sammy, 1 wide, misdirects the slower ball down the leg side

11.6

Watson to Sammy, 1 run, ends the over with a venomous yorker down the leg side and Sammy nearly lost his balance at the crease as he tried to dig it out

End of over 12 (5 runs) West Indies 120/3 (RR: 10.00)
DJG Sammy    5* (8b)      SR Watson    2-0-15-1
DJ Bravo    3* (7b)      DT Christian    1-0-5-0

12.1

McKay to Sammy, OUT, soft dismissal for Sammy, McKay bowls the slower one outside off, Sammy was at the crease trying to swing it away over the on side but ended up getting an inside edge that pegged back the middle stump

DJG Sammy b McKay 5 (11m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

12.2

McKay to Hyatt, no run, steers it to the off side, can't beat point

12.3

McKay to Hyatt, 1 run, close call for Hyatt as he chipped a slower delivery over the on side but safe of long-on

12.4

McKay to Bravo, no run, Bravo was foxed by the slower one that was pitched a bit short and bounced a bit more than expected

12.5

McKay to Bravo, 2 runs, clipped wide of midwicket and they push for the second run, good running

12.6

McKay to Bravo, 1 run, gets across and pushes a full delivery down to long-off

End of over 13 (4 runs) West Indies 124/4 (RR: 9.53)
DJ Bravo    6* (10b)      CJ McKay    3-0-18-1
DP Hyatt    1* (2b)      SR Watson    2-0-15-1

13.1

Christian to Bravo, 2 runs, clips a full toss down to long-on and they take the first run quickly, good running again

13.2

Christian to Bravo, 3 runs, Direct hit and the Australians look confident! It was clipped to wide long-on and Hyatt had to rush that second run, he managed to ground his bat just before the direct hit, I'm not sure who the thrower was, decision referred and he's safe, they took an extra run following the deflection

13.3

Christian to Hyatt, no run, gets across and defends back to the bowler

13.4

Christian to Hyatt, no run

13.5

Christian to Hyatt, FOUR, an attempted yorker becomes a low full toss and Hyatt cracks that wide of extra cover. had to punish that

13.6

Christian to Hyatt, 1 run, clips a full delivery to the on side to retain strike

End of over 14 (10 runs) West Indies 134/4 (RR: 9.57)
DP Hyatt    6* (6b 1x4)      DT Christian    2-0-15-0
DJ Bravo    11* (12b)      CJ McKay    3-0-18-1

14.1

McKay to Hyatt, OUT, the captain sets a good example! Hyatt doesn't pick a slower ball bowled from the back of the hand, makes room and sends the ball skywards, it swirls in the air for a long time and Bailey cupped it in the region of mid-off and went tumbling back

DP Hyatt c Bailey b McKay 6 (9m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

14.2

McKay to Bravo, 2 runs, full and swinging in on the pads and he whips it behind square on the on side

14.3

McKay to Bravo, 1 run, drives off the front foot and just beats Bailey, long-off picks up

14.4

McKay to Samuels, 1 run, full outside off and jammed to the off side

14.5

McKay to Bravo, 1 run, bowls it full again and he pushes it down to long-off

14.6

McKay to Samuels, 1 run, slower ball and he reaches out a chops it towards point

Sam: "Surprised Dave Hussey haven't been given more of a crack with the ball. He's handy in the short formats and you'd think he should be able to do a better containing job than most of our quicks."

End of over 15 (6 runs) West Indies 140/5 (RR: 9.33)
MN Samuels    2* (2b)      CJ McKay    4-0-24-2
DJ Bravo    15* (15b)      DT Christian    2-0-15-0

15.1

Christian to Samuels, OUT, West Indies losing the plot fast! Samuels makes a bit of room to a full delivery and mistimes the loft over the off side, the bat face turned and the ball was skied to Warner at wide long-off

MN Samuels c Warner b Christian 2 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Shivam: "WI trying to be over clever with the batting order. It has backfired big time. No point putting both your big hitters with 8 overs remaining in a T20 game. Difference between a score of 200 and 160 I feel. Would love to be proved wrong though!"

15.2

Christian to Bravo, 1 run, tucks it down to deep midwicket

15.3

Christian to Baugh, 1 run, clips it with soft hands towards midwicket and takes a quick single

15.4

Christian to Bravo, 2 runs, clips a full delivery wide of long-on and there was some hesitation for the second, Christian fumbled as the fielder hurled it to him and Baugh was in trouble

15.5

Christian to Bravo, 1 run, takes a single down to deep midwicket

15.6

Christian to Baugh, no run, nudges it down to short midwicket

End of over 16 (5 runs) West Indies 145/6 (RR: 9.06)
CS Baugh    1* (2b)      DT Christian    3-0-20-1
DJ Bravo    19* (18b)      CJ McKay    4-0-24-2

16.1

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

16.2

Watson to Baugh, no run, makes room to slash outside the off stump and misses

16.3

Watson to Baugh, FOUR, should come as a relief to West Indies, Baugh gets on his knee and plays a forceful square drive past point and Lee had it covered near the rope but he too fumbled

16.4

Watson to Baugh, no run, fails to dig out a yorker outside off

16.5

Watson to Baugh, 1 run, slower ball on the pads and clipped to fine leg

16.6

Watson to Bravo, 1 run, full on the pads and clipped down to long-on

End of over 17 (7 runs) West Indies 152/6 (RR: 8.94)
DJ Bravo    21* (20b)      SR Watson    3-0-22-1
CS Baugh    6* (6b 1x4)      DT Christian    3-0-20-1

Lee returns

17.1

Lee to Bravo, no run, Bravo whips it straight to midwicket and Baugh was halfway down the pitch before he turned back, he had given up but the throw to the stumps was wide

17.2

Lee to Bravo, 1 run, slower delivery and he clips it down to midwicket

17.3

Lee to Baugh, no run

17.4

Lee to Baugh, 1 run, squirts out a fast yorker outside off to the off side

17.5

Lee to Bravo, 1 run, drives straight to extra cover and goes through with the single

17.6

Lee to Baugh, OUT, Baugh backs away to smash that over the off side but gets a thick outside edge to the keeper, quite a soft dismissal, Lee pitched the ball up a bit

CS Baugh c †Wade b Lee 7 (10m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 77.77

End of over 18 (3 runs) West Indies 155/7 (RR: 8.61)
     B Lee    3-0-22-2
DJ Bravo    23* (23b)      SR Watson    3-0-22-1

Excellent comeback by Australia after that electric start

18.1

Watson to Bravo, OUT, another wheel comes off, makes room to a length delivery and swings across the line, didn't get the timing or the elevation and finds Christian at long-on

DJ Bravo c Christian b Watson 23 (51m 24b 0x4 0x6) SR: 95.83

18.2

Watson to Mathurin, no run, lands outside the off stump and nearly gets a thin edge

18.3

Watson to Mathurin, 1 run, gets across and punches it down to long-off

18.4

Watson to Narine, 1 run, spoons it towards mid-off, not sure what he was trying

18.5

Watson to Mathurin, 1 run, fetches it from outside off and swings it down to deep midwicket

18.6

Watson to Narine, 1 run, goes back at the crease and slaps it to sweeper cover

End of over 19 (4 runs) West Indies 159/8 (RR: 8.36)
SP Narine    2* (2b)      SR Watson    4-0-26-2
GE Mathurin    2* (3b)      B Lee    3-0-22-2

19.1

Lee to Narine, no run, Narine didn't see that slower one, it was pitched short and he uneasily weaved away from it

19.2

Lee to Narine, OUT, jams out a full delivery towards the right of mid-off and risk the single, there' s a direct hit by Bailey and Narine is yards short, looked obvious at first glance but the third umpire had a look

SP Narine run out 2 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

19.3

Lee to Mathurin, 1 run, squeezes out a yorker towards the off side again and Bailey nearly effected another direct hit

19.4

Lee to Edwards, OUT, West Indies fail to bat out the overs! Lee fires in an inswinging yorker on middle stump, too good for Edwards who makes room and misses, the bails are all over the place

FH Edwards b Lee 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Quite an anti-climax for West Indies, considering the start. They completely lost the plot especially after they lost Smith and Australia did really well to pull things back. What West Indies can learn from their opponents is the use of the slower ball. There were plenty of them. McKay especially choked the batsmen with it.

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Series Results
West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown - Mar 30, 2012
West Indies won by 14 runs
West Indies v Australia at Gros Islet - Mar 27, 2012
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
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Mar 30, 2012

Fidel Edwards celebrates one of his three wickets, West Indies v Australia, 2nd Twenty20, Bridgetown, March 30, 2012

Fidel Edwards celebrates one of his three wickets

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Mar 30, 2012

Dwayne Bravo celebrates after bowling Clint McKay, West Indies v Australia, 2nd Twenty20, Bridgetown, March 30, 2012

Dwayne Bravo celebrates after bowling Clint McKay

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