The Frank Worrell Trophy - 1st Test

West Indies v Australia

Australia won by 3 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

12.4

Sammy to Watson, no run, accurate length ball, stump to stump, defended back to Watson

12.5

Sammy to Watson, no run, Watson misses out. Length ball, straying onto the pads, but he has flicked it straight to square leg

12.6

Sammy to Watson, no run, this is just outside off, angling in, Watson presses forward, defends it to cover-point. Sammy: 2-2-0-1

Australia 50/1   SR Watson 0* (3b)

13.3

Roach to Watson, no run, half-volley on the pads, clipped straight to square leg

13.4

Roach to Watson, no run, length ball, just outside off, angling in, Watson defends to cover

13.5

Roach to Watson, no run, shorter now, starts wide, and Watson lets it be despite the angle

13.6

Roach to Watson, 1 run, Watson off the mark as he helps this delivery with the angle, past square leg, for a single

Australia 52/1   SR Watson 1* (7b)

14.1

Sammy to Watson, no run, nagging line again, just outside off, angling in, Watson is cautious and forward in defence

14.2

Sammy to Watson, no run, half-volley on off, Watson leans into a solid off-drive back to Sammy

14.3

Sammy to Watson, no run, pitched up outside off, pushed to mid-off

14.4

Sammy to Watson, no run, nagging again, about a set of stumps outside off, Watson leaves it alone despite the angle

14.5

Sammy to Watson, no run, short of a length, just outside off, Watson is back and defends it towards cover

14.6

Sammy to Watson, FOUR, too straight this time, and he has clipped it off the pads. Not a shot played in anger, but the timing carries it all the way for four, between square leg and mid-on. First runs off Sammy

Australia 56/1   SR Watson 5* (13b 1x4)

16.1

Sammy to Watson, no run, length ball wide outside off, left alone

16.2

Sammy to Watson, no run, appeal for lbw, but only a half-hearted one. This one suddenly nips back in from outside off, surprising Watson, beating the inside edge, but it hits him high on the knee roll

16.3

Sammy to Watson, no run, this one stays wide outside off, and is left alone

16.4

Sammy to Watson, no run, big shout again. This is closer. Watson hasn't played a shot. Sammy reviews it. This one nips back in from outside off. A length ball, Watson doesn't play at it. Is hit on the pad, about two stumps wide of off. The ball-projection says it would have hit the outside of the off stump. So we will stay with the on-field decision, and Watson survives. I know an umpire or three who don't like batsmen padding up

16.5

Sammy to Watson, no run, pitched up outside off, driven on the up, Sammy fields in his followthrough

16.6

Sammy to Watson, no run, full outside off, Warner drives powerfully, straight into the ground, and the ball bounces over him, but Sammy gets a hand to it to deflect it to mid-off

Australia 60/1   SR Watson 5* (19b 1x4)

17.5

Roach to Watson, no run, appeal for lbw, but this time Roach has gone wide of the crease, and even though he has hit Watson in line, this is going down with the angle. Hang on. The ball projection technology says it is hitting leg. Nobody was convinced about it. Hence no review. Roach didn't mind the not-out call at all either. Strange that the technology says so. Hitting top of leg. Had they reviewed, Watson would have been on his way

17.6

Roach to Watson, no run, stays back to defend this shortish ball

Australia 63/1   SR Watson 5* (21b 1x4)

18.4

Sammy to Watson, no run, again that probing line outside off, nipping back in a touch, Watson pushes forward and defends

18.5

Sammy to Watson, no run, floats this slightly wider, Watson stretches well enough to cover the line, and defends to cover

18.6

Sammy to Watson, no run, short of a length, jagging back in again, hits the inside edge onto the pad, and Watson then kicks it away

Australia 64/1   SR Watson 5* (24b 1x4)

19.6

Roach to Watson, no run, short, angling in, Watson ducks under it

Australia 65/1   SR Watson 5* (25b 1x4)

21.1

Roach to Watson, FOUR, nice off-drive, length ball outside off, no the up, along the ground, to the right of mid-off

21.2

Roach to Watson, 1 run, angling into the pads, pushed wide of mid-on for one

Australia 70/2   SR Watson 10* (27b 2x4)

22.1

Sammy to Watson, 1 run, short of a length, angling in, too straight, helped away for a single

Australia 75/2   SR Watson 11* (28b 2x4)

23.1

FH Edwards to Watson, no run, starts short of a length, just outside off, defended to cover

23.2

FH Edwards to Watson, FOUR, wide length ball, Watson gets a big stride in, reaches the line of the ball, and drives it between mid-off and extra cover

23.3

FH Edwards to Watson, no run, short of a length, angling in towards off, defended off the back foot

23.4

FH Edwards to Watson, FOUR, wide length ball, and Watson drives again, and it bounces over short cover for another four. Pressure being allowed to evaporate?

23.5

FH Edwards to Watson, no run, fuller, closer to off, Watson defends solidly

23.6

FH Edwards to Watson, 1 run, OUT, Watson has run Ponting out. Complete brain freeze. Contribution also from by Brathwaite's superb slide and throw, but Watson's lack of calling was shocking here. Short of a length, angling in to middle, worked away towards fine leg, easy single taken. Watson then wants the second, he is adamant, although there is no second available. Brathwaite from the infield runs back and slides and throws even before fine leg can come in. The throw is accurate, and Ponting is well short. Ponting didn't want the second, but Watson was stubborn, and eventually pulled him out of the crease. In fact he was within hand-shaking distance when Ponting was run out

RT Ponting run out 4 (20m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 30.76

Australia 84/3   SR Watson 20* (34b 4x4)

24.1

Sammy to Watson, 2 runs, whipped away off the pads, to the left of deep backward square, and comes back for two

24.2

Sammy to Watson, no run, strides well forward and defends it back

24.3

Sammy to Watson, no run, length ball outside off, defended to cover

24.4

Sammy to Watson, no run, length ball wide outside off, left alone

24.5

Sammy to Watson, no run, short of a length, angling in, Watson is well forward and defends this to leg

24.6

Sammy to Watson, 2 runs, angling in towards the stumps, and he has whipped it again, past square leg, for another couple

Australia 88/3   SR Watson 24* (40b 4x4)

25.3

FH Edwards to Watson, no run, short of a length, just outside off, pushed to cover

25.4

FH Edwards to Watson, no run, short ball, pulled away hard, but straight to midwicket

25.5

FH Edwards to Watson, no run, short of a length, just outside off, pushed to cover

25.6

FH Edwards to Watson, no run, short of a length, Watson late-cuts it, the ball bounces high after hitting the ground, but Kirk Edwards makes a leaping save at gully

Australia 89/3   SR Watson 24* (44b 4x4)

27.1

FH Edwards to Watson, 1 leg bye, angling into the pads, fails to make connection, but takes a leg-bye

27.6

FH Edwards to Watson, no run, short of a length, on off, Watson right behind it in defence

Australia 93/3   SR Watson 24* (46b 4x4)

29.1

Bishoo to Watson, no run, starts with a filthy short one, but Watson cuts it straight to short cover

29.2

Bishoo to Watson, SIX, another long hop, and Watson is no mood to let this one go. He rocks right back, hasn't had the all of it, but even off the lower half of the bat, the pull clears the wide long-on boundary with ease

29.3

Bishoo to Watson, no run, flighted around off this time, and he defends it off the front foot

29.4

Bishoo to Watson, 1 run, short again, and he has punched it away to sweeper-cover for one

Australia 104/3   SR Watson 31* (50b 4x4 1x6)

30.1

FH Edwards to Watson, no run, full and wide down leg, Watson can't reach it

30.2

FH Edwards to Watson, no run, there's some movement in here, short of a length, nips back in, inside edge onto the pad

30.3

FH Edwards to Watson, no run, late-cuts this one, but K Edwards is superb at gully again, diving full length to his left

30.4

FH Edwards to Watson, no run, length ball, on off, defended to Edwards

30.5

FH Edwards to Watson, FOUR, superb late-cut. It's slightly short of a length, and close to off too, Watson leans back to back room, and dabs on the top of it, placing it between the lone slip and gully

30.6

FH Edwards to Watson, no run, wide down the leg side, and Baugh has all the work to do

Australia 108/3   SR Watson 35* (56b 5x4 1x6)

32.1

FH Edwards to Watson, no run, swinging in towards the stumps, Watson covers it well, and pushes it to mid-on

32.2

FH Edwards to Watson, no run, bouncer, over the top of the stumps, but not much sting to it, and Watson ducks under it with ease

32.3

FH Edwards to Watson, no run, short of a length, into the pads, Watson early to turn the bat, is hit on the thigh pad

32.4

FH Edwards to Watson, no run, length ball, on off, Watson well forward to defend it

32.5

FH Edwards to Watson, no run, short of a length, just outside off, Watson stays back to block it

32.6

FH Edwards to Watson, 1 run, swinging in late, off a fullish length, gets a thick edge from Watson for a single to deep square

Australia 113/3   SR Watson 36* (62b 5x4 1x6)

33.1

Bishoo to Watson, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, pushed away for an easy single

Australia 114/3   SR Watson 37* (63b 5x4 1x6)

34.4

FH Edwards to Watson, 1 leg bye, straying well down the leg side, but Watson gets just the leg-bye

34.6

FH Edwards to Watson, no run, length ball outside off, no swing this time, driven to cover

Australia 124/3   SR Watson 37* (65b 5x4 1x6)

35.6

Bishoo to Watson, no run, oh beauty, a legspinner's dream. Angling in, in fact drifting in a bit, pitching just outside off, and then turning sharply away. Watson thinks he has it covered, but is beaten

Australia 125/3   SR Watson 37* (66b 5x4 1x6)

37.1

Bishoo to Watson, no run, Holly Molly. Where did that explode from? Length ball on the pads, and it just takes off shoulder high. Watson does well to keep his gloves out of the way, and Sammy makes the take at slip

37.2

Bishoo to Watson, no run, and now this one stays low, and Watson gets a bottom edge on the cut. This Test is well and alive folks

37.3

Bishoo to Watson, no run, quick legbreak, pushed off the back foot

37.4

Bishoo to Watson, 1 run, stays back to a fullish ball. Don't blame the uncertainty in his mind. Gets a soft outside edge past first slip

37.6

Bishoo to Watson, no run, more extra bounce, and Watson awkwardly keeps it down

Australia 129/3   SR Watson 38* (71b 5x4 1x6)

39.1

Bishoo to Watson, 1 run, short of a length, punched to long-off, which is a surprising field placing really, with the batsmen going through an uncertain period, the ball playing all sorts of tricks, and six minutes to go to lunch

39.5

Bishoo to Watson, no run, short of a length, middle and off, defended off the back foot

39.6

Bishoo to Watson, no run, stays back to defend another legbreak that is a touch shorter than the ideal length

Australia 131/3   SR Watson 39* (74b 5x4 1x6)

40.3

Deonarine to Watson, no run, length ball outside off, turning in, defended to cover

40.4

Deonarine to Watson, no run, short of a length, turning in, defended off the back foot

40.5

Deonarine to Watson, no run, defended off the back foot, just outside off

40.6

Deonarine to Watson, no run, Oh Watto, Watto, Watto. Nearly another run-out. And the camera pans to Ponting. What drama. This is defended to backward point, and Clarke is clear he wants the one, but Watto doesn't. Clarke makes it back only because the throw is wide

Australia 132/3   SR Watson 39* (78b 5x4 1x6)

42.1

Roach to Watson, no run, forward just outside the off stump and blocked to cover with a typically Watson big forward stride

42.2

Roach to Watson, OUT, gone second ball! It's a horror shot from Watson, wafting at a wide length ball and he's nicked off. He didn't really get his big stride in there and hung the bat out in a very loose drive, it was a good edge to the keeper who couldn't drop it going to his right with two hands at chest height

SR Watson c †Baugh b Roach 39 (142m 80b 5x4 1x6) SR: 48.75

Australia 133/4   SR Watson 39 (80b 5x4 1x6)
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Apr 11, 2012

Ben Hilfenhaus hit the winning run for Australia, West Indies v Australia, 1st Test, Barbados, 5th day, April 11, 2012

Ben Hilfenhaus hit the winning run for Australia

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Apr 11, 2012

The Australians run through for their winning single, West Indies v Australia, 1st Test, Barbados, 5th day, April 11, 2012

The Australians run through for their winning single

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