The Frank Worrell Trophy - 1st Test

West Indies v Australia

Australia won by 3 wickets

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

Right then, Fidel Edwards steaming in to try and make an early breakthrough...

0.1

FH Edwards to Cowan, no run, starts on a good length around off stump and playing back, Cowan guides it to point

0.2

FH Edwards to Cowan, no run, a bumper and straight away Cowan tries to hook, swings and misses

0.3

FH Edwards to Cowan, no run, left alone outside off stump

0.4

FH Edwards to Cowan, no run, outside off and guided to point off the back foot

0.5

FH Edwards to Cowan, no run, just outside off again, guided to point once more

0.6

FH Edwards to Cowan, 4 leg byes, leg side and it brushes the pad and goes for four to fine leg

End of over 1 (4 runs, maiden) Australia 4/0
EJM Cowan    0* (6b)      FH Edwards    1-1-0-0
DA Warner    0* (0b)     

Kemar Roach sharing the new ball, also sharpish...

1.1

Roach to Warner, no run, well wide of off stump and left

1.2

Roach to Warner, 2 runs, always entertainment with Warner at the crease, he swats a short ball outside off down the ground

1.3

Roach to Warner, 1 run, on the stumps and pushed out to long leg

1.4

Roach to Cowan, no run, back of a length around off stump and chopped to point

1.5

Roach to Cowan, no run, short, wide of off stump and it's a huge swipe and miss

1.6

Roach to Cowan, FOUR, width offered again and this time he gets it away, in the air but past gully and down to the backward point rope

End of over 2 (7 runs) Australia 11/0
EJM Cowan    4* (9b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    1-0-7-0
DA Warner    3* (3b)      FH Edwards    1-1-0-0

2.1

FH Edwards to Warner, no run, another reach out to a wide ball, missed

2.2

FH Edwards to Warner, no run, full and down the leg side

2.3

FH Edwards to Warner, 2 runs, full again but on target and squeezed out through midwicket off an inside edge

2.4

FH Edwards to Warner, no run, full again, this time outside off and left alone

2.5

FH Edwards to Warner, 1 run, back of a length and blocked into the off side for a single

2.6

FH Edwards to Cowan, no run, full and down the leg side, a whip and miss by Cowan

End of over 3 (3 runs) Australia 14/0
EJM Cowan    4* (10b 1x4)      FH Edwards    2-1-3-0
DA Warner    6* (8b)      KAJ Roach    1-0-7-0

Sawdust coming onto the ground for back in the bowler's run ups...

3.1

Roach to Warner, 1 run, pushed firmly into the covers, a fumble at extra cover brings a single

3.2

Roach to Cowan, no run, left alone outside off

3.3

Roach to Cowan, no run, outside off again and left

3.4

Roach to Cowan, no run, tries to pull and mistimes the stroke to midwicket

3.5

Roach to Cowan, no run, well wide of off, cut and missed

3.6

Roach to Cowan, no run, wide again and cut to point

End of over 4 (1 run) Australia 15/0
EJM Cowan    4* (15b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    2-0-8-0
DA Warner    7* (9b)      FH Edwards    2-1-3-0

Hasn't been the most disciplined start from the bowlers...

4.1

FH Edwards to Warner, no run, again plenty of width offered and the cut misses

4.2

FH Edwards to Warner, FOUR, nice stroke, very nicely driven through extra cover, timing was excellent

4.3

FH Edwards to Warner, no run, another play and a miss with a cross-bat stroke, this was a missed pull to a ball not short enough for the stroke

4.4

FH Edwards to Warner, no run, cry for leg before and then a catch in the gully as the ball rebounds off the pad, too high and no bat

4.5

FH Edwards to Warner, no run, down the leg side

4.6

FH Edwards to Warner, no run, a rare ball right on the spot on off stump and kept out back to the bowler

End of over 5 (4 runs) Australia 19/0
DA Warner    11* (15b 1x4)      FH Edwards    3-1-7-0
EJM Cowan    4* (15b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    2-0-8-0

5.1

Roach to Cowan, no run, Cut and missed

5.2

Roach to Cowan, no run, left alone outside off

5.3

Roach to Cowan, no run, again left

5.4

Roach to Cowan, no run, again wide of off stump and left alone

5.5

Roach to Cowan, no run, wide of off stump and left alone once more

5.6

Roach to Cowan, FOUR, gets the pull away finally and it's well timed out to the square fence

End of over 6 (4 runs) Australia 23/0
EJM Cowan    8* (21b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    3-0-12-0
DA Warner    11* (15b 1x4)      FH Edwards    3-1-7-0

6.1

FH Edwards to Warner, no run, back of a length on off stump and blocked

6.2

FH Edwards to Warner, no run, covered up on off stump

The pair are beginning to settle into more consistent lines at last...

6.3

FH Edwards to Warner, 2 runs, just outside off, quite full, Warner stays back in the crease and pushed into the covers, they charge back for the second

6.4

FH Edwards to Warner, FOUR, short and hammered to cow corner with a powerful pull, he needs no invitation

6.5

FH Edwards to Warner, no run, wide of off stump and left alone

6.6

FH Edwards to Warner, 1 run, sat back in the crease and again dropped into the cover for a run

End of over 7 (7 runs) Australia 30/0
DA Warner    18* (21b 2x4)      FH Edwards    4-1-14-0
EJM Cowan    8* (21b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    3-0-12-0

Fine start from the Aussie openers, it's certainly been no snore plod to the close...umpire's quickly check the light meters...

7.1

Roach to Warner, 1 run, length outside off and flashed into the cover point area for one

7.2

Roach to Cowan, no run, left outside off

7.3

Roach to Cowan, no run, forward on off stump to defend

7.4

Roach to Cowan, no run, wide of off stump from round the wicket and left alone

7.5

Roach to Cowan, no run, length outside off and left again

7.6

Roach to Cowan, FOUR, closer to off stump and chopped down to third man for four

End of over 8 (5 runs) Australia 35/0
EJM Cowan    12* (26b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    4-0-17-0
DA Warner    19* (22b 2x4)      FH Edwards    4-1-14-0

Well Australia are certainly going to score their runs quicker than Windies did I reckon, which gives them a chance to smash 600 and then bowl Windies out on day five...the only real route to victory from here...here's Bishoo for a quick burst before the close...

8.1

Bishoo to Warner, 2 runs, back of a length, cut out through point

8.2

Bishoo to Warner, 2 runs, length and guided behind square on the off side, taken off middle stump

8.3

Bishoo to Warner, no run, step away and cut again, a good diving save at cover

8.4

Bishoo to Warner, no run, a touch short again and pushed into the covers where there's a diving save again

8.5

Bishoo to Warner, no run, round the wicket, blocked from the crease to cover

8.6

Bishoo to Warner, FOUR, dragged down and smashed on one knee out to the square fence

That's a miserable start for Bishoo really...

End of over 9 (8 runs) Australia 43/0
DA Warner    27* (28b 3x4)      D Bishoo    1-0-8-0
EJM Cowan    12* (26b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    4-0-17-0

Hasn't been overly clever at all from the home team with the ball so far, they certainly have the armoury to cause problems but haven't utilised their talents at all to this point...the need to bowl fuller...

9.1

Roach to Cowan, no run, back foot push to point

9.2

Roach to Cowan, no run, this is a touch fuller and left alone outside off

9.3

Roach to Cowan, no run, cut off a bottom edge on the bounce to slip

9.4

Roach to Cowan, 1 run, forward to drive in front of point, they take a quick single

9.5

Roach to Warner, no run, short arm pull to midwicket

And they're going off for the light now...very sudden decision but Ian Gould has had a quick look and they're off for the day I assume now with no further sun in sight....indeed, that is stumps.

So a very bright start for the Aussies after conceding a big total that was led by a 25th Test ton for Shiv Chanderpaul. He had put the West Indies in a good place but they haven't backed that up with the ball and they will need to buck their ideas up in the morning to prevent the scenario I mentioned where Australia whack 600 to put them on top...anyway, a long time to go and I shall be back with my friends in Bangalore tomorrow for day three, see you then and Happy Easter.

Another good day for batting on offer. Australia showed last night they were interested in quick runs. At least David Warner did. If he is in for two more sessions, we are in for a treat. Roach gets ready to finish off the 10th over, and Warner takes strike. Two slips and a gully in place. Roach goes round the stumps

9.25am Yesterday was another day of debate on whether Shiv Chanders should have guarded the tail more. He says he always believes in the lower-order batsmen, and trusts them to help him. His method has always been that. And perhaps it has to be whatever works. Some players like to take charge with the lower order in. Some let them be. Some keep changing based on the match situation. I personally like the third method, but to each his own

9.20am Welcome to day three of the Barbados Test. Another early start for us. Partly cloudy there, but looks good for the day. It's a crucial day. Urgent cricket from Australia or a glut of wickets could take this game away from the path of the draw. This is Sidharth Monga, to be joined by Alex Winter later on in the day

9.6

Roach to Warner, no run, short of a length, wide outside off, Warner sees it off

End of over 10 (1 run) Australia 44/0
DA Warner    27* (30b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    5-0-18-0
EJM Cowan    13* (30b 3x4)      D Bishoo    1-0-8-0

Surprise. Darren Sammy begins the day from the other end. Not Fidel Edwards. Two slips and a gully. Over the stumps to Ed Cowan

10.1

Sammy to Cowan, no run, length ball, wide, angling away, not played at

10.2

Sammy to Cowan, no run, wide again, and bat yet to meet ball this morning

10.3

Sammy to Cowan, no run, first touch on the ball then. Sammy pitches it up, close to off. Cowan solidly defends to cover

10.4

Sammy to Cowan, no run, fuller still, but wide outside off, and Cowan doesn't play at those

10.5

Sammy to Cowan, no run, shorter, and just as wide. Baugh collects it uninterrupted

Seven-two field in place. Only mid-on in front of square on the leg side

10.6

Sammy to Cowan, no run, another leave outside off as Sammy goes wide outside off

End of over 11 (maiden) Australia 44/0
EJM Cowan    13* (36b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    1-1-0-0
DA Warner    27* (30b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    5-0-18-0

Roach continues round the stumps

11.1

Roach to Warner, 1 run, and Warner is away with a punch wide of cover-point to a delivery short of a length and angling in

11.2

Roach to Cowan, no run, full, about two sets of stumps wide, and Cowan lets it be

11.3

Roach to Cowan, no run, full, but still not close enough to make Cowan play

11.4

Roach to Cowan, 1 run, closer to off, length ball, angling in, Cowan pushes forward in defence, gets an inside edge that goes for a single square on the leg side

11.5

Roach to Warner, no run, full and wide, Warner goes for drive, but is outside the line, and has his inside edge beaten. This hits a foot mark, and stays low

11.6

Roach to Warner, FOUR, half-volley this time, and there's no room for misbehaviour. Warner leans into it, and drives it through extra cover, all along the ground

End of over 12 (6 runs) Australia 50/0
DA Warner    32* (33b 4x4)      KAJ Roach    6-0-24-0
EJM Cowan    14* (39b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    1-1-0-0

12.1

Sammy to Cowan, no run, wide length ball, angling away, left alone

12.2

Sammy to Cowan, no run, another leave outside off, it's clear Sammy is not going to be bowl anything on the stumps

12.3

Sammy to Cowan, OUT, Sammy, Sammy, Sammy. He never plays a Test without his place being questioned, but here he has scored runs, and has taken the first wicket. He has kept on teasing Cowan, and Cowan finally follows one. To be fair to Sammy, this length ball is closer to off than the previous ones, but not close enough to not leave. And he doesn't cover the angle well, and gets an edge through to Baugh

EJM Cowan c †Baugh b Sammy 14 (60m 42b 3x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Now we have the two Aussie Ws in the middle. Watson joins Warner. Two attacking batsmen. This should be interesting

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

End of over 13 (wicket maiden) Australia 50/1
SR Watson    0* (3b)      DJG Sammy    2-2-0-1
DA Warner    32* (33b 4x4)      KAJ Roach    6-0-24-0

"It will be good to see if the yeterday's Watson vs Sammy battle continues today as well!!!" Vijay, not sure Sammy is the kind to be bowling bouncers

13.1

Roach to Warner, no run, lovely delivery from Roach. Just short of a length, just outside off, Warner defends for the angle, but the ball holds its line, beating the edge

13.2

Roach to Warner, 1 run, this is shorter, and he has punched it to the left of cover-point for one

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

Three slips and a gully in

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

End of over 14 (2 runs) Australia 52/1
SR Watson    1* (7b)      KAJ Roach    7-0-26-0
DA Warner    33* (35b 4x4)      DJG Sammy    2-2-0-1

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

End of over 15 (4 runs) Australia 56/1
SR Watson    5* (13b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    3-2-4-1
DA Warner    33* (35b 4x4)      KAJ Roach    7-0-26-0

15.1

Roach to Warner, no run, short of a length, angling in, pushed back to Roach

15.2

Roach to Warner, no run, this is slightly wider, and Warner doesn't play at it

Just a reminder. Roach has been bowling round the stumps to left-hand batsmen

15.3

Roach to Warner, no run, short of a length, holds its line a bit, but wide enough of off for Warner to not play

15.4

Roach to Warner, FOUR, tries the fuller change-up, but this ends up being a full toss, well wide, and Warner drives it square on the off side, to the right of cover

15.5

Roach to Warner, no run, short of a length, angling in, defended back to Roach

15.6

Roach to Warner, no run, in-between length, just outside off, draws an uncertain push from Warner. It hits the outside half of the bat, and travels to cover-point along the ground

End of over 16 (4 runs) Australia 60/1
DA Warner    37* (41b 5x4)      KAJ Roach    8-0-30-0
SR Watson    5* (13b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    3-2-4-1

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

"Australia really felt the impact of not having johnson in the team whilst bowling. His inconsistency and mystery bowling would have unsettled the windies and brought some wickets." Ronald Weasley, I think India missed him too earlier in the Aussie summer

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

End of over 17 (maiden) Australia 60/1
SR Watson    5* (19b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    4-3-4-1
DA Warner    37* (41b 5x4)      KAJ Roach    8-0-30-0

"Sammy needs to bring Bishoo to counter David Warner, knowing that Warner has struggled against spin and both of his Test centuries came against spin-less bowling attack." Mazher Arshad, there are others, too, who are yet to be convinced of Warner against spin

17.1

Roach to Warner, no run, a good delivery, kicking off from a length outside off, Warner is committed to playing at it, but is beaten by some distance by the bounce

17.2

Roach to Warner, no run, cramped up on the cut this time, gets a bottom edge into the ground, and through to point

17.3

Roach to Warner, 2 runs, full and wide, but Roach has protection for that cover-drive now, and concedes just the two

17.4

Roach to Warner, 1 run, short and wide, cut away for one this time

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

End of over 18 (3 runs) Australia 63/1
SR Watson    5* (21b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    9-0-33-0
DA Warner    40* (45b 5x4)      DJG Sammy    4-3-4-1

18.1

Sammy to Warner, no run, slower-ball, offcutter, pitches leg, hits the outside half of the bat, goes to point

18.2

Sammy to Warner, no run, another slower ball, on a length outside off, Warner plays the check-drive to wide of mid-off

18.3

Sammy to Warner, 1 run, full outside off, pushed to the left of mid-off for one

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

End of over 19 (1 run) Australia 64/1
SR Watson    5* (24b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    5-3-5-1
DA Warner    41* (48b 5x4)      KAJ Roach    9-0-33-0

19.1

Roach to Warner, no run, hits the footmark again. This is full, just outside off, and then hits that indentation, and moves away and dies. Beats the outside edge

19.2

Roach to Warner, no run, shorter, wider, left alone

19.3

Roach to Warner, no run, short of a length, doesn't angle in, but starts wide enough for Warner to not play at it

19.4

Roach to Warner, no run, lovely bowling. Length ball, outside off, not full enough for Warner to reach without striding forward. Warner goes for the drive nonetheless. The ball holds the line, and beats the edge

19.5

Roach to Warner, 1 run, fuller now, closer to him, Warner drives for a single to deep point

19.6

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

End of over 20 (1 run) Australia 65/1
SR Watson    5* (25b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    10-0-34-0
DA Warner    42* (53b 5x4)      DJG Sammy    5-3-5-1

20.1

Sammy to Warner, no run, length ball, just outside off, angling away, Warner doesn't play at it

20.2

Sammy to Warner, OUT, That man Sammy again. That annoying line on and outside off. And the angle. Warner has let one go in this over, but follows this one. Not close to the pitch of it. And the edge ensues. Caught at second slip by Bravo. No stopping Sammy's joy

DA Warner c Bravo b Sammy 42 (98m 55b 5x4 0x6) SR: 76.36

In comes Ricky Ponting. But Roach has already bowled a longish spell this morning. "Please post one of the anti-Sammy mails? I wanna have a laugh," says Haniff

20.3

Sammy to Ponting, no run, length ball, outside off, angling in, Ponting shuffles across, in the crease, defends

20.4

Sammy to Ponting, no run, accurate again, just outside off, angling in, Ponting is behind it, but back

20.5

Sammy to Ponting, no run, stays back to defend another delivery back to Ponting

20.6

Sammy to Ponting, no run, the stumps have cost Ponting four runs. This was a half-volley, driven down the ground, past Sammy's foot, and hits the stumps at the non-striker's end

End of over 21 (wicket maiden) Australia 65/2
RT Ponting    0* (4b)      DJG Sammy    6-4-5-2
SR Watson    5* (25b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    10-0-34-0

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

Roach to Ponting now. Two men on the hook. A short leg in. Are we going to get it? Or will it be the sucker full delivery just outside off?

21.3

Roach to Ponting, no run, misdirected bouncer, well down leg, and doesn't get up even. Ponting doesn't have to bother about it

"I dont understand why people always say Sammy wouldn't hold his place in the team if he wasn't captain. As a batsman, sure, but am I the only person in the world who can see his bowling stats? Hes up there with anyone else the WI have and could easily hold his place as a bowling allrounder. Not to mention his captaincy is seriously underrated," Sammy gets more props. This from Luke

21.4

Roach to Ponting, no run, another bouncer wasted, well down leg, and Ponting doesn't have to do anything about it

21.5

Roach to Ponting, no run, a bouncer again, 143ks, but down leg again, and Ponting gets inside its line. The only thing this delivery has going for it is that t doesn't get up, but then again it is not accurate either

21.6

Roach to Ponting, FOUR, and a leg-side bouncer again, and Ponting has had enough of leaving and ducking. He pulls it, more helps its along the way, and gets four fine of fine leg

End of over 22 (9 runs) Australia 74/2
RT Ponting    4* (8b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    11-0-43-0
SR Watson    10* (27b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    6-4-5-2

22.1

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

22.2

Sammy to Ponting, no run, full outside off, Ponting lunges forward to drive it to mid-off

22.3

Sammy to Ponting, no run, short of a length, well outside off, Ponting lunges forward, and leaves it be

22.4

Sammy to Ponting, no run, fuller, closer to off, Ponting is forward again, this time to defend it to cover

22.5

Sammy to Ponting, no run, short of a length, just outside off, Ponting is back and across to block it

22.6

Sammy to Ponting, no run, full and wide, swinging away, near yorker, dug out to gully

End of over 23 (1 run) Australia 75/2
RT Ponting    4* (13b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    7-4-6-2
SR Watson    11* (28b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    11-0-43-0

End of Roach's spell. Fidel Edwards on now

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

"Brilliant work Aussies, we are already past England's 51 all out!" And RandyOz, past Durham MCCU's 18

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

End of over 24 (9 runs) Australia 84/3
SR Watson    20* (34b 4x4)      FH Edwards    5-1-23-0
     DJG Sammy    7-4-6-2

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

"Yea, they are also past the 47 they got last year" Shaun has more happy news for Australia

24.6

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

End of over 25 (4 runs) Australia 88/3
SR Watson    24* (40b 4x4)      DJG Sammy    8-4-10-2
MJ Clarke    0* (0b)      FH Edwards    5-1-23-0

25.1

FH Edwards to Clarke, no run, short of a length, on off, pushed to cover

"Ah Watto, doesn't matter where or when he's batting, its entertainment. Who could forget the Katich incident on 90? Or how he ran out Phil Hughes during the Ashes?" asks Ryan

25.2

FH Edwards to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke off the mark with a clip off the pads, gets a single to fine leg

25.3

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

"Punter now knows how Simon Katich felt when running with Watto. Watto seems to be taking advice from the Michael Slater guide to running." Brendan Layton, it's perhaps the curse of too much talent. All said and done, I won't keep a fit Watto out of any side

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

End of over 26 (1 run) Australia 89/3
SR Watson    24* (44b 4x4)      FH Edwards    6-1-24-0
MJ Clarke    1* (2b)      DJG Sammy    8-4-10-2

26.1

Sammy to Clarke, no run, length ball, straight, pushed to mid-on

26.2

Sammy to Clarke, no run, short of a length, wide outside off, left alone

26.3

Sammy to Clarke, no run, fuller, just outside off, angling in, pushed to mid-on

26.4

Sammy to Clarke, no run, short of a length, holds its line outside off, pushed towards cover-point

26.5

Sammy to Clarke, no run, short of a length, outside off, punched to cover

26.6

Sammy to Clarke, no run, wide length delivery, Clarke lunges forward, and shoulders arms

End of over 27 (maiden) Australia 89/3
MJ Clarke    1* (8b)      DJG Sammy    9-5-10-2
SR Watson    24* (44b 4x4)      FH Edwards    6-1-24-0

Adam: "Phil Hughes? I thought his name was "Hughes c Guptill b Martin 0""

27.1

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

27.2

FH Edwards to Clarke, no run, short of a length, outside off, punched to cover

27.3

FH Edwards to Clarke, 2 runs, too straight, and Clarke clips this length ball off the pads for a couple

"If nothing else, Ponting could be proud of Brathwaite's throw...that had a ricky look to it. But what a disaster, watto" Hermione Granger, that's true. Good fielding by Brathwaite, which resulted in some indecision

27.4

FH Edwards to Clarke, no run, good bouncer, over the stumps, chin high, 143ks, Clarke has to act fast to get out of the line

27.5

FH Edwards to Clarke, 1 run, length ball, on the pads, worked away to fine leg for one

"Since Ricky Ponting has most number (15) of run out dismissals in Test Cricket. I dig into stats to find who has least Run Outs (with suitable qualification) and I get to know that Kapil Dev was NEVER run out in 184 innings he batted in 131 Test matches." As always, Mazher Arshad has more interesting numbers for us

27.6

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

"As Ponting would undoubtedly have made another double century, Watson owes Australia at least a double century." Yeah Jon, other than that, no pressure

End of over 28 (4 runs) Australia 93/3
SR Watson    24* (46b 4x4)      FH Edwards    7-1-27-0
MJ Clarke    4* (12b)      DJG Sammy    9-5-10-2

"I would actually send Watson at 7, where Gilchrist used to bat. No danger of running out proper batsmen, license to hit out at will. Win win!" Not a bad idea, Oshada. And Ponting is a better No. 3 anyway. But from what I hear, Australia don't want to risk Ponting at No. 3 in the Ashes. What if he starts failing and they need a whole new No. 3?

28.1

Sammy to Clarke, 2 runs, full, on the pads, picked away into the leg side

28.2

Sammy to Clarke, no run, wide length ball, Clarke leans into the drive, finds cover

28.3

Sammy to Clarke, no run, length ball, on off, pushed to mid-on

28.4

Sammy to Clarke, no run, forward-defensive to this length ball wide outside off

Just one wide slip in place

28.5

Sammy to Clarke, no run, angling in towards off and middle, Clarke defends it to leg

28.6

Sammy to Clarke, 2 runs, fullish, on the pads, clipped away between square leg and midwicket

End of over 29 (4 runs) Australia 97/3
MJ Clarke    8* (18b)      DJG Sammy    10-5-14-2
SR Watson    24* (46b 4x4)      FH Edwards    7-1-27-0

"Is Sammy going to bowl unchanged through Australia's innings? His numbers would justify it, but a responsible captain would have pulled him off by now, lest he won't be able to bowl again." Radu, Sammy often bowls long spells, which he can do, being as fit as he is and also bowling within himself. It allows the quicker bowlers to attack from the other end. And there is another bowling change at the end other than Sammy's. It's Bishoo's legspin now. A slip and a short leg in

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

29.5

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, length ball on off, turning away slightly, defended off the front foot

29.6

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, short again, but not wide, and Clarke is cramped on the cut and can't beat point

End of over 30 (7 runs) Australia 104/3
MJ Clarke    8* (20b)      D Bishoo    2-0-15-0
SR Watson    31* (50b 4x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    10-5-14-2

"Watto should bat at every position in the top order so that the other batsmen understand his running." That's an option too, Paul. A bowling change now. Edwards replaces Sammy, whose last spell was 10-5-14-2

30.1

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

"West Indies batted for 153 overs in the first innings. The last team to have LOST a test after batting that many overs in the first innings was England at Adelaide 2006." Anisha, I don't know if this is true, but I am not going to check it either

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

"I don't see how you can blame Watson for the run out, both would have made the second run and it was Watson's call, Ponting just wasn't awake to the two." Nathan, I agree it was Watson's call, but he was struggling. Don't think he would have made it

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

End of over 31 (4 runs) Australia 108/3
SR Watson    35* (56b 5x4 1x6)      FH Edwards    8-1-31-0
MJ Clarke    8* (20b)      D Bishoo    2-0-15-0

Paul: "Gotta love watto - but he couldn't run a chook raffle..."

31.1

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, length ball, on the pads, not much turn, pushed back to him

31.2

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, overpitched, but driven straight to mid-off

31.3

Bishoo to Clarke, FOUR, short and wide, extra bounce, takes the top edge on the cut, but it clears backward point with ease

31.4

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, lovely bowling, dip and turn. Clarke thinks he can reach this and play forward-defensive, but the ball dips sharply, falling short of his reach, and then spins past the bat. Baugh asks for a stumping, but Clarke has dragged the back foot back in time. This delivery sucked him out of the crease

31.5

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, the straighter one, on off, no turn, Clarke is equal to it, defending off the front foot

31.6

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, more dip, Clarke leaves the crease to play a defensive shot, is not to the pitch of it, but covers the turn well and keeps it down. Good over by Bishoo

End of over 32 (4 runs) Australia 112/3
MJ Clarke    12* (26b 1x4)      D Bishoo    3-0-19-0
SR Watson    35* (56b 5x4 1x6)      FH Edwards    8-1-31-0

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

Edwards getting it to reverse now. Towards the shining side this one went

End of over 33 (1 run) Australia 113/3
SR Watson    36* (62b 5x4 1x6)      FH Edwards    9-1-32-0
MJ Clarke    12* (26b 1x4)      D Bishoo    3-0-19-0

33.1

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

33.2

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, flighted around middle and leg, Clarke has to stretch well forward to defend

33.3

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, comes down the track this time to reach the pitch of the ball, and pushes it to mid-on

33.4

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, fuller length now, easier for Clarke to just push forward and defend

33.5

Bishoo to Clarke, SIX, Clarke provides another interesting facet to this contest with Bishoo. He has been troubled twice or thrice, but this time he dances to the pitch of the ball, and lofts with effortlessly over his head for a straight six

33.6

Bishoo to Clarke, 1 run, expectedly Bishoo drags the length down this time, and Clarke is back waiting to cut it for one

End of over 34 (8 runs) Australia 121/3
MJ Clarke    19* (31b 1x4 1x6)      D Bishoo    4-0-27-0
SR Watson    37* (63b 5x4 1x6)      FH Edwards    9-1-32-0

34.1

FH Edwards to Clarke, no run, short of a length, just outside off, chest high, Clarke is on his toes to keep this down

34.2

FH Edwards to Clarke, no run, bouncer now, over the stumps, about shoulder high, but Clarke is quick to avoid it

34.3

FH Edwards to Clarke, 1 run, length ball on the pads, easily helped along with the angle

"Hear those calls by Clarke .. Watto dare not sell another one" Yes Parikshit, Clarke is always loud and clear with those calls

34.4

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

34.5

FH Edwards to Clarke, 1 run, on the pads again, and despite the reverse-swing it is an ordinary delivery, and results in a single to deep square

34.6

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

End of over 35 (3 runs) Australia 124/3
SR Watson    37* (65b 5x4 1x6)      FH Edwards    10-1-34-0
MJ Clarke    21* (35b 1x4 1x6)      D Bishoo    4-0-27-0

35.1

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, That's a shooter, Clarke is given out caught at the wicket, and he has reviewed it immediately. This ball is a long hop but hardly leaves the ground. This is pitched off. Clarke goes for the cut, Baugh does really well to catch it. Tony Hill thinks and thinks before raising the finger. Clarke immediately makes the T sign. Replays show no deviation, but is that enough under the DRS? I don't think he has edged it, but I don't see enough conclusive evidence to overturn the call. No Hot Spot or Snicko in place. This is where DRS is a bit impotent. Long discussion on. And they have reversed it. West Indies don't like it. They don't see enough evidence to conclusively say the on-field umpire was wrong

35.2

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, looks to stretch forward, but the ball is a touch too full, and he stays on the crease to defend it to leg

35.3

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, quicker legbreak, just short of a length, Clarke is quick to rick back and cut it, but not past point

35.4

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, quick legbreak again, Clarke stays back and defends

35.5

Bishoo to Clarke, 1 run, short, not too wide, cut away to deep point

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

End of over 36 (1 run) Australia 125/3
SR Watson    37* (66b 5x4 1x6)      D Bishoo    5-0-28-0
MJ Clarke    22* (40b 1x4 1x6)      FH Edwards    10-1-34-0

"For sheer entertainment value, Watto to open with Graeme Woods in an Australian all time 11..." Oh yes Paul, Kamikaze Kid and Watto. Pure gold

36.1

FH Edwards to Clarke, no run, short of a length, just outside off, defended off the front foot

36.2

FH Edwards to Clarke, no run, wide of the crease, swinging in late, in front of stumps, a near yorker, dug out back to him

36.3

FH Edwards to Clarke, 2 runs, more swing in, but this start too straight, and it takes a sliding save from Brathwaite at deep square to keep them down to two

"I didn't see that Clarke incident but, from the text commentary, it sounds like that decision is inconsistent with the one for Dilshan recently. It would be interesting to hear the 3rd umpire's actual reasoning in each case to compare." John, yes they have been inconsistent, but perhaps we can allow the umpire some subjectivity when the required technology is not available

36.4

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

36.5

FH Edwards to Clarke, no run, length ball, just outside off, shaping in, defended to cover

36.6

FH Edwards to Clarke, no run, yorker on off, dug out to cover

End of over 37 (2 runs) Australia 127/3
MJ Clarke    24* (46b 1x4 1x6)      FH Edwards    11-1-36-0
SR Watson    37* (66b 5x4 1x6)      D Bishoo    5-0-28-0

"The speed at which Clarke wanted it reviewed would suggest to me that he didnt hit it and therefore the correct decision was made. I dont know how the umpire could have thought it was 100% out. I just wonder if the fielders might have influenced him!" Gags, I also think he was not out, but the replays were hardly of good enough quality to conclusively suggest so once he had been given out

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

37.5

Bishoo to Clarke, 1 run, easy single as he slides down the pads this time

37.6

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

End of over 38 (2 runs) Australia 129/3
SR Watson    38* (71b 5x4 1x6)      D Bishoo    6-0-30-0
MJ Clarke    25* (47b 1x4 1x6)      FH Edwards    11-1-36-0

38.1

FH Edwards to Clarke, no run, short of a length, just outside off, Clarke defends, and shouts loud and clear, "Wait"

38.2

FH Edwards to Clarke, no run, slightly fuller, outside off, defended to cover, and Clarke's "wait" reverberates again

"True that TV Umpires should be subjective too. But some of them are blindly following the replays against their better instincts while others are being subjective. ICC should categorically instruct the umpires to go one way or the other." Sudipta, very valid point. But I think the ICC needs to make sure standard technology is available everywhere. They need to figure out who pays for it. It's a joke otherwise

38.3

FH Edwards to Clarke, no run, full and swinging in, driven down to mid-off

38.4

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

38.5

FH Edwards to Clarke, no run, overpitched, swinging in, driven to mid-off again

The problem with Edwards seems to be that he is swinging it only when bowling really full and is being easily driven

38.6

FH Edwards to Clarke, no run, length ball, and this goes straight on, defended to cover

End of over 39 (maiden) Australia 129/3
MJ Clarke    25* (53b 1x4 1x6)      FH Edwards    12-2-36-0
SR Watson    38* (71b 5x4 1x6)      D Bishoo    6-0-30-0

Six minutes to lunch. We should get two overs in

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

39.2

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, stretches right forward to smother this flighted delivery

39.3

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, quicker legbreak on the pads, defended off the front foot

39.4

Bishoo to Clarke, 1 run, shorter now, and easily cut away to the boundary rider at sweeper-cover. WI really need to attack more just before 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

End of over 40 (2 runs) Australia 131/3
SR Watson    39* (74b 5x4 1x6)      D Bishoo    7-0-32-0
MJ Clarke    26* (56b 1x4 1x6)      FH Edwards    12-2-36-0

"and it'll be a slow walk back to the sheds for watto...." Paul I don't imagine Ponting will be hiding behind the door to whack him with something heavy. Anyway Narsinh Deonarine to bowl what looks like the last over before lunch

40.1

Deonarine to Clarke, no run, offbreak from well outside off, defended outside off

40.2

Deonarine to Clarke, 1 run, another offbreak from well outside off, worked around the corner for one

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

ND hasn't been threatening at all

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

End of over 41 (1 run) Australia 132/3
SR Watson    39* (78b 5x4 1x6)      N Deonarine    1-0-1-0
MJ Clarke    27* (58b 1x4 1x6)      D Bishoo    7-0-32-0

We'll squeeze in another over before lunch

41.1

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, short of a length, defended to cover

41.2

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, flighted on off, defended

41.3

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, another forward defensive

41.4

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, tossed up nicely, drifts into middle and leg, smothered by Clarke

41.5

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, goes wide of the crease, bowls a little too full, defended well by Clarke

41.6

Bishoo to Clarke, 1 no ball, no-ball for cutting the side crease. He has been going wide, but went to far this time. Flat legbreak. Defended

41.6

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, leaves the crease to push this back to Bishoo, who sends the throw back to Baugh, but Clarke is back in

12.03pm So a gripping session of play comes to an end. West Indies have taken three, but they could have got more. And you can't take your eye off Watson. Dashing drives, pulls, run-outs, brain fades, everything possible. The pitch has begun to play tricks, bouncing from shoulder to shin for Bishoo. 89 for 3 in this session. Australia have a lot of work to do. Alex Winter will bring you the first hour of such work in the middle session

End of over 42 (1 run) Australia 133/3
MJ Clarke    27* (65b 1x4 1x6)      D Bishoo    8-0-33-0
SR Watson    39* (78b 5x4 1x6)      N Deonarine    1-0-1-0

Welcome back for the afternoon session where Australia still have plenty of work to do to get themselves back in this game. They were made to work hard in the morning's action and need a couple of significant partnerships...Kemar Roach to get us back underway...

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

What a start to the afternoon for the West Indies, a real bonus and now it's down to Michael Hussey to get together with his captain...

42.3

Roach to Hussey, no run, back of a length and Hussey drops the hands and lets it go through

42.4

Roach to Hussey, FOUR, full and wide and driven through backward point, a touch loosely

42.5

Roach to Hussey, no run, better length and left alone

42.6

Roach to Hussey, no run, length on middle and leg, strikes the pad and runs into the off side

End of over 43 (4 runs) Australia 137/4
MEK Hussey    4* (4b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    12-0-47-1
MJ Clarke    27* (65b 1x4 1x6)      D Bishoo    8-0-33-0

Great start to the afternoon for the Windies and now Australia back under pressure straight away...Bishoo from the other end...

43.1

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, blocked on middle and leg

43.2

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, more air and blocked again on the stumps

43.3

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, back of a length and played back into the off side

43.4

Bishoo to Clarke, 1 run, floated right up there and punched down the ground to long off

43.5

Bishoo to Hussey, no run, round the wicket into the rough could be tasty, this keeps a touch low and he keeps it out going back on off stump

43.6

Bishoo to Hussey, no run, played back and dropped at the crease

End of over 44 (1 run) Australia 138/4
MEK Hussey    4* (6b 1x4)      D Bishoo    9-0-34-0
MJ Clarke    28* (69b 1x4 1x6)      KAJ Roach    12-0-47-1

44.1

Roach to Clarke, no run, off stump and defended from the crease

44.2

Roach to Clarke, no run, fuller and a better stride to drive to extra cover

44.3

Roach to Clarke, no run, fuller still and dug out back to mid off

44.4

Roach to Clarke, no run, even fuller, yorker length now, and dug out to cover

44.5

Roach to Clarke, no run, length on a good line outside off and well left

44.6

Roach to Clarke, no run, fuller just outside off and blocked with a little discomfort by Clarke, a maiden

End of over 45 (maiden) Australia 138/4
MJ Clarke    28* (75b 1x4 1x6)      KAJ Roach    13-1-47-1
MEK Hussey    4* (6b 1x4)      D Bishoo    9-0-34-0

45.1

Bishoo to Hussey, no run, round the wicket into the rough again and blocked on the back foot on off stump

45.2

Bishoo to Hussey, no run, fuller and defended more with the pad into the off side

45.3

Bishoo to Hussey, no run, blocked out square on the off side with a good stride in

45.4

Bishoo to Hussey, no run, played back and dead-panned

45.5

Bishoo to Hussey, no run, reach out to block outside off

45.6

Bishoo to Hussey, no run, turn and worked to short midwicket, another maiden

End of over 46 (maiden) Australia 138/4
MEK Hussey    4* (12b 1x4)      D Bishoo    10-1-34-0
MJ Clarke    28* (75b 1x4 1x6)      KAJ Roach    13-1-47-1

46.1

Roach to Clarke, no run, bumper, that looked to hurry Clarke who ducked late

46.2

Roach to Clarke, no run, back of a length and Clarke drops it towards the gully playing away from his body

46.3

Roach to Clarke, no run, length outside off and left comfortably

46.4

Roach to Clarke, no run, fuller but still wide enough to leave alone

46.5

Roach to Clarke, no run, full length on off stump and Clarke, across his stumps, defends to mid on

46.6

Roach to Clarke, no run, left alone outside off, another maiden

End of over 47 (maiden) Australia 138/4
MJ Clarke    28* (81b 1x4 1x6)      KAJ Roach    14-2-47-1
MEK Hussey    4* (12b 1x4)      D Bishoo    10-1-34-0

Excellent start for the Windies and I can see Bishoo creating something against Hussey...clouds rolling over again...

47.1

Bishoo to Hussey, no run, back of a length and pushed away towards point

47.2

Bishoo to Hussey, 1 run, fuller and driven into the covers

47.3

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, tossed up and Clarke down the wicket to defend in the end

47.4

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, leg stump and flicked to midwicket

47.5

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, waited for and punched off the back foot to extra cover

47.6

Bishoo to Clarke, 1 run, too short and rocked back to cut out to the sweeper

End of over 48 (2 runs) Australia 140/4
MJ Clarke    29* (85b 1x4 1x6)      D Bishoo    11-1-36-0
MEK Hussey    5* (14b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    14-2-47-1

48.1

Roach to Clarke, 1 run, full on middle and leg, there's an edge onto pad and it rolls into the leg side

48.2

Roach to Hussey, no run, left alone outside off stump

48.3

Roach to Hussey, no run, full and dug out to mid off

48.4

Roach to Hussey, no run, off stump and angled into the covers coming forward

48.5

Roach to Hussey, no run, dropped into the off side on the back foot

48.6

Roach to Hussey, FOUR, full and driven very handsomely away from extra cover, it races to the rope, fine stroke

End of over 49 (5 runs) Australia 145/4
MEK Hussey    9* (19b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    15-2-52-1
MJ Clarke    30* (86b 1x4 1x6)      D Bishoo    11-1-36-0

49.1

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, good length that, played late by Clarke, dropping it in front of silly point having waited for the turn

49.2

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, played back now to point from off stump

49.3

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, thrown up on leg stump and pushed out to midwicket

49.4

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, forward on the off stump, ran back to the bowler

49.5

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, looked like the slider onto middle and leg and just a bit of bat saves Clarke I reckon, well bowled

49.6

Bishoo to Clarke, no run, watched carefully and played from the crease to leg

Testing over that, Bishoo finding his stride...

End of over 50 (maiden) Australia 145/4
MJ Clarke    30* (92b 1x4 1x6)      D Bishoo    12-2-36-0
MEK Hussey    9* (19b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    15-2-52-1
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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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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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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