Australia tour of West Indies, 1st Test: West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown, Apr 7-11, 2012
Australia won by 3 wickets
7,8,9,10,11 April 2012 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
  • Overs 151-200

Harris to Brathwaite, FOUR, misses the line here. Quick delivery, short of a length, but down the leg side, and he helps it past Wade for four

West Indies 7/0   KC Brathwaite 5* (4b 1x4)   RJ Harris 1.1-0-6-0

Siddle to Barath, FOUR, full delivery, on off, driven nicely through the vacant mid-off region

West Indies 22/0   AB Barath 13* (26b 1x4)   PM Siddle 0.2-0-4-0

Siddle to Barath, FOUR, loose stroke, wide length ball, AB drives at it merrily. He has to reach for it because he is not close to the line, and hits it in the air, but wide of gully, to the right of Hussey

West Indies 31/0   AB Barath 19* (44b 2x4)   PM Siddle 3.2-1-12-0

Siddle to Brathwaite, FOUR, he has threaded the gullies, and hasn't done it intentionally. This is just a loose shot to a short ball outside off, and the ball flies between the two gullies. Hands on head all around

West Indies 38/0   KC Brathwaite 15* (47b 2x4)   PM Siddle 4.2-1-17-0

Hilfenhaus to KA Edwards, FOUR, variable bounce. This one stays low, and he follows it. The outside edge takes it along the ground and wide of first slip

West Indies 47/1   KA Edwards 5* (6b 1x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 6.2-3-10-0

Hilfenhaus to KA Edwards, FOUR, rolls the fingers on this one too, but it is a half-volley on the stumps, and Edwards on-drives it solidly, wide of that silly mid-on, and gets four for that shot

West Indies 55/1   KA Edwards 9* (16b 2x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 8-3-14-0

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, FOUR, this is down the leg side, a little touch brings four to fine leg

West Indies 78/1   KC Brathwaite 36* (121b 3x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 10-3-19-0

Watson to KA Edwards, FOUR, clipped away through square leg as Watson drifts too straight and is punished

West Indies 82/1   KA Edwards 18* (57b 3x4)   SR Watson 1.4-0-7-0

Watson to KA Edwards, FOUR, wide of off stump and Edwards leans a long way across to push hard at and slices it down to third man for four

West Indies 86/1   KA Edwards 22* (58b 4x4)   SR Watson 1.5-0-11-0

Lyon to KA Edwards, FOUR, full length with a hint of flight and hammered over the top of mid on for four, fine strike

West Indies 90/1   KA Edwards 26* (61b 5x4)   NM Lyon 3.2-1-7-0

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, FOUR, driven off a big outside edge, along the floor to third man for four

West Indies 94/1   KC Brathwaite 40* (129b 4x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 11.2-4-23-0

Lyon to KA Edwards, FOUR, tossed up outside off now and thumped very hard indeed down the ground to long off after a little skip down the wicket

West Indies 100/1   KA Edwards 32* (67b 6x4)   NM Lyon 4.2-1-13-0

Watson to KA Edwards, FOUR, Watson produces another edge, drawing him into a push at a length ball well outside off, but to his credit Edwards plays with soft hands and takes the bottom hand off, and the edge scoots along between the second slip and gully, all along the ground

West Indies 121/1   KA Edwards 46* (94b 7x4 1x6)   SR Watson 5-2-17-0

Warner to KA Edwards, FOUR, that's his fifty, and he reaches there is style. Tossed-up legbreak, about three stumps wide of off, he gets down on a knee, and lofts him over mid-off, with the turn

West Indies 126/1   KA Edwards 50* (97b 8x4 1x6)   DA Warner 0.4-0-5-0

Siddle to KA Edwards, FOUR, short and wide, stands tall to punch it away in front of square, through extra cover. Edwards is turning it on now

West Indies 137/1   KA Edwards 56* (101b 9x4 1x6)   PM Siddle 11.2-6-26-0

Siddle to KA Edwards, FOUR, similar delivery, full and wide, swinging away, but this time Edwards is closer to it, and drives it through extra cover for another boundary

West Indies 141/1   KA Edwards 60* (103b 10x4 1x6)   PM Siddle 11.4-6-30-0

Warner to Bravo, FOUR, short, wide, turning in slightly - a rank poor ball you expect from part-timers - and Bravo cuts this in front of square. BCL is evoked again

West Indies 158/2   DM Bravo 14* (13b 1x4 1x6)   DA Warner 4.5-0-23-1

Lyon to Chanderpaul, FOUR, poor ball down leg and it's swept away very fine down to the boundary

West Indies 174/3   S Chanderpaul 5* (9b 1x4)   NM Lyon 10.2-4-28-0

Siddle to Chanderpaul, FOUR, nicely guided away, Siddle can have hands on head all he wants. Short of a length, outside off, just two slips in place, and Chanderpaul dabs it between slips and gully

West Indies 185/3   S Chanderpaul 13* (29b 2x4)   PM Siddle 18.5-9-41-1

Lyon to Bravo, FOUR, the square cut in front of square. Short again, turning away, giving him room, and he cuts it between short cover and mid-off. In the air for a bit, but in the gap too

West Indies 194/3   DM Bravo 26* (77b 2x4 1x6)   NM Lyon 14.4-6-37-0

Lyon to Bravo, FOUR, short again, and Bravo introduces him to the regulation cut, placing this between point and cover-point, and this time it is all along the ground

West Indies 198/3   DM Bravo 30* (79b 3x4 1x6)   NM Lyon 15-6-41-0

Hilfenhaus to Chanderpaul, FOUR, that familiar Chander dab. Short of a length, outside off, Chanders opens the face late, has to drop the wrists to keep it down, and places it perfectly between slips and gully. A touch of extra bounce

West Indies 204/3   S Chanderpaul 20* (45b 3x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 17.4-4-38-0

Harris to Bravo, FOUR, quality shot. Length ball, angling in, he drives it at the top of the bounce, with an open face, placing it between point and cover-point. All along the ground

West Indies 208/3   DM Bravo 35* (95b 4x4 1x6)   RJ Harris 17.2-6-33-1

Harris to Bravo, FOUR, and another. This is a half-volley, Bravo covers the angle, and square-drives it again. Bravo turning it on after that quiet watchful period

West Indies 212/3   DM Bravo 39* (96b 5x4 1x6)   RJ Harris 17.3-6-37-1

Harris to Chanderpaul, FOUR, silent little cover-drive. A mere push to a length delivery outside off. But the angle of the face of the bat places it between cover-point and cover perfectly. He has taken four, and not many would have realised in the ground

West Indies 223/3   S Chanderpaul 28* (67b 4x4)   RJ Harris 19.2-7-43-1

Siddle to Chanderpaul, FOUR, another leading edge, but soft hands again. Full delivery, just outside off, Chanders reaches out, but the edge flies wide of gully

West Indies 228/3   S Chanderpaul 33* (74b 5x4)   PM Siddle 21.5-9-52-1

Siddle to Bravo, FOUR, Siddle produces another loose shot. Full and wide, Bravo chases it with no feet, the edge scoops over the gullies

West Indies 235/3   DM Bravo 46* (113b 6x4 1x6)   PM Siddle 22.3-9-58-1

Siddle to Bravo, FOUR, loose again. Short of a length, just outside off, Bravo is not near it, but flashes at it, and the edge flies over the cordon. That's fifty for Bravo. I think this innings has featured three back-to-back boundaries, and long spell sof patience in between

West Indies 239/3   DM Bravo 50* (114b 7x4 1x6)   PM Siddle 22.4-9-62-1

Watson to Deonarine, FOUR, those gullies continue to stay interested. Wide half-volley, ND goes for a drive without any feet movement. The ball hits a foot mark, takes the edge, and flies over gully

West Indies 244/4   N Deonarine 4* (6b 1x4)   SR Watson 9.1-4-23-1

Harris to Deonarine, FOUR, short of a length, into the rib area, tucked away nicely, to the left of fine leg for four

West Indies 255/4   N Deonarine 11* (18b 2x4)   RJ Harris 20.4-7-48-1

Lyon to Chanderpaul, FOUR, extra bounce there, but this is short and turns away to provide him width. Shiv covers the bounce well, and cuts this past point for four, to the right of the man

West Indies 261/4   S Chanderpaul 41* (102b 6x4)   NM Lyon 15.4-6-47-0

Harris to Chanderpaul, FOUR, full toss, just outside off, walking into the drive, again a mere push, right under his eye, and placed nicely between mid-off and cover, all along the ground

West Indies 266/4   S Chanderpaul 46* (105b 7x4)   RJ Harris 21.2-7-52-1

Harris to Deonarine, FOUR, loose drive, but in the gap. Length ball, widish outside off, he drives at it without feet, and the ball flies through the vacant extra-cover region

West Indies 273/4   N Deonarine 16* (25b 3x4)   RJ Harris 22-7-59-1

Lyon to Deonarine, FOUR, half-volley outside off, driven nicely wide of mid-off, all along the ground. Much better from ND after a shaky start

West Indies 278/4   N Deonarine 20* (26b 4x4)   NM Lyon 16.3-6-53-0

Harris to Baugh, FOUR, another short ball on target, and Baugh is not comfortable with it. Looks to sway out of line, but fends at it too, and the edge flies between slips and gully

West Indies 289/5   CS Baugh 4* (2b 1x4)   RJ Harris 22.5-7-63-2

Harris to Baugh, FOUR, forward and driven off the outside half of the bat wide of point and down to the third man rope

West Indies 295/5   CS Baugh 8* (9b 2x4)   RJ Harris 24-7-67-2

Hilfenhaus to Baugh, FOUR, but this drive is timed to perfection in the gap between mid off and extra cover, it whistles to the rope, great shot

West Indies 309/5   CS Baugh 18* (34b 3x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 24.5-9-45-0

Siddle to Baugh, FOUR, short and hooked and hooked well, reasonably controlled in the gap between two men in the deep, he wasn't totally on top of the stroke but gains a boundary

West Indies 316/5   CS Baugh 22* (37b 4x4)   PM Siddle 27.4-10-76-1

Lyon to Chanderpaul, FOUR, short outside off and a freebie allows Chanderpaul to cut past point for four

West Indies 320/6   S Chanderpaul 69* (145b 8x4 1x6)   NM Lyon 17.5-6-64-0

Lyon to Sammy, FOUR, tossed up and slapped down the ground past mid off for four

West Indies 325/6   DJG Sammy 5* (7b 1x4)   NM Lyon 18.1-6-68-0

Lyon to Sammy, FOUR, more clubbed this time over mid off but the same result out of long off

West Indies 329/6   DJG Sammy 9* (8b 2x4)   NM Lyon 18.2-6-72-0

Lyon to Sammy, FOUR, but even with mid off back a few yards it's not deterring Sammy who goes over the top down the ground again for four more

West Indies 333/6   DJG Sammy 13* (10b 3x4)   NM Lyon 18.4-6-76-0

Watson to Sammy, FOUR, Half-volleys is not how you contest this. The same flair from Sammy. High left elbow, punches this between Watson and mid-off. This is carnage

West Indies 352/6   DJG Sammy 28* (23b 4x4 1x6)   SR Watson 14.1-5-39-1

Harris to Roach, FOUR, outside off and chopped down to third man with an angled drive

West Indies 394/7   KAJ Roach 14* (21b 1x4)   RJ Harris 28.3-8-81-2

Lyon to Chanderpaul, FOUR, short and hammered to the midwicket fence with ease

West Indies 401/7   S Chanderpaul 85* (196b 9x4 1x6)   NM Lyon 22.1-8-83-0

Warner to FH Edwards, FOUR, a flash down the ground but mid off can't get across to take it, just enough club to the rope

West Indies 411/8   FH Edwards 4* (4b 1x4)   DA Warner 7.4-0-32-1

Warner to FH Edwards, FOUR, cut off a bottom edge and this whizzes past Clarke at slip and skips away for four to third man

West Indies 415/8   FH Edwards 8* (5b 2x4)   DA Warner 7.5-0-36-1

Warner to Bishoo, FOUR, this is how to do it Shiv - long hop and smashed to the square fence

West Indies 426/9   D Bishoo 4* (8b 1x4)   DA Warner 9.4-0-45-2

Hilfenhaus to Bishoo, FOUR, and now slugged over mid off for four! Bishoo is doing very well indeed, picked up a full ball outside off and bang to the long off rope

West Indies 436/9   D Bishoo 8* (26b 2x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 32-12-62-1

Hilfenhaus to Bishoo, FOUR, outrageous! A step to leg and wild drive of a whirl of an outside edge to third man

West Indies 444/9   D Bishoo 14* (31b 3x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 32.2-12-67-1
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Hours of play (local time) 10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

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