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
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  • Overs 101-150
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

Australia 11/0   EJM Cowan 4* (9b 1x4)   KAJ Roach 1-0-7-0
4.2

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

Australia 19/0   DA Warner 11* (11b 1x4)   FH Edwards 2.2-1-7-0
5.6

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

Australia 23/0   EJM Cowan 8* (21b 2x4)   KAJ Roach 3-0-12-0
6.4

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

Australia 29/0   DA Warner 17* (19b 2x4)   FH Edwards 3.4-1-13-0
7.6

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

Australia 35/0   EJM Cowan 12* (26b 3x4)   KAJ Roach 4-0-17-0
8.6

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

Australia 43/0   DA Warner 27* (28b 3x4)   D Bishoo 1-0-8-0
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

Australia 50/0   DA Warner 32* (33b 4x4)   KAJ Roach 6-0-24-0
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)   DJG Sammy 3-2-4-1
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

Australia 60/1   DA Warner 37* (39b 5x4)   KAJ Roach 7.4-0-30-0
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

Australia 69/2   SR Watson 9* (26b 2x4)   KAJ Roach 10.1-0-38-0
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

Australia 74/2   RT Ponting 4* (8b 1x4)   KAJ Roach 11-0-43-0
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

Australia 79/2   SR Watson 15* (30b 3x4)   FH Edwards 4.2-1-18-0
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?

Australia 83/2   SR Watson 19* (32b 4x4)   FH Edwards 4.4-1-22-0
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

Australia 108/3   SR Watson 35* (55b 5x4 1x6)   FH Edwards 7.5-1-31-0
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

Australia 112/3   MJ Clarke 12* (23b 1x4)   D Bishoo 2.3-0-19-0
42.4

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

Australia 137/4   MEK Hussey 4* (2b 1x4)   KAJ Roach 11.4-0-47-1
48.6

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

Australia 145/4   MEK Hussey 9* (19b 2x4)   KAJ Roach 15-2-52-1
57.3

Bishoo to Hussey, FOUR, Hussey takes the risk of sweeping it out of the footmarks. Not quite to the pitch of the ball but sweeps it in front of square for four

Australia 165/4   MEK Hussey 17* (46b 3x4)   D Bishoo 15.3-2-47-0
60.3

Sammy to Clarke, FOUR, a rare loose ball from Sammy, short and wide, and Clarke late-cuts it for four. His first boundary since lunch

Australia 173/4   MJ Clarke 46* (116b 2x4 1x6)   DJG Sammy 10.3-5-18-2
61.3

Deonarine to Clarke, FOUR, what a way to get to fifty. Comes down the track, right down to the pitch of the ball, and drives it between cover and mid-off. A fighting effort

Australia 178/4   MJ Clarke 51* (121b 3x4 1x6)   N Deonarine 1.3-0-5-0
64.1

Sammy to Clarke, FOUR, another loose ball from Sammy - that's two in three overs now, which is rare. Wide half-volley, and Clarke drives it between mid-off and extra cover, all along the ground

Australia 187/4   MJ Clarke 59* (134b 4x4 1x6)   DJG Sammy 12.1-5-24-2
68.6

Sammy to Hussey, FOUR, length ball outside off, Hussey meets it on the up. A mere push-drive, and the ball scoots along between mid-off and extra cover

Australia 200/4   MEK Hussey 25* (69b 4x4)   DJG Sammy 15-5-33-2
73.2

Deonarine to Hussey, FOUR, full toss and hammered wide of mid on, poor ball punished

Australia 207/4   MEK Hussey 30* (86b 5x4)   N Deonarine 7.2-1-20-0
79.5

Deonarine to Wade, FOUR, gets a lovely starter for ten, or four as it turns out as he lashes a long hop to the cover rope

Australia 221/5   MS Wade 4* (1b 1x4)   N Deonarine 10.5-2-28-0
80.6

Bishoo to Hussey, FOUR, short and finally Hussey gets one of these shorter balls to the square fence

Australia 227/5   MEK Hussey 41* (123b 6x4)   D Bishoo 23-6-61-1
90.1

Bishoo to Wade, FOUR, short and relief for Wade who pulls to deep midwicket

Australia 238/5   MS Wade 11* (33b 2x4)   D Bishoo 27.1-7-68-1
101.3

FH Edwards to Harris, FOUR, sort and wide, Harris is not close to it, but still throws his bat at it, and the thick edge travels between the slips and the gully

Australia 256/7   RJ Harris 4* (4b 1x4)   FH Edwards 18.3-3-48-1
103.3

Sammy to Harris, FOUR, Harris continues scoring in boundaries alone. Sammy pushes this one in after the two awayswingers, but overpitches, and Harris drives it between him and mid-on

Australia 260/7   RJ Harris 8* (10b 2x4)   DJG Sammy 15.3-5-37-2
105.1

Sammy to Harris, FOUR, Harris gets another boundary. Short of a length, outside off, Harris guides this between slips and the gully

Australia 266/7   RJ Harris 14* (14b 3x4)   DJG Sammy 16.1-5-43-2
107.5

Bishoo to Harris, FOUR, sharp legbreak now, and he hangs his bat at it, getting an edge past slip

Australia 281/7   RJ Harris 25* (22b 4x4)   D Bishoo 30.5-7-83-1
108.3

FH Edwards to Wade, FOUR, that's what you want to see at K Oval. Gloved almost all the way for a six. Castro goes wide of the crease, bounces him, Wade wants to hook but is clearly too slow into it, and gloves it almost all the way to the fine leg fence

Australia 285/7   MS Wade 28* (95b 3x4)   FH Edwards 20.3-3-54-1
110.2

FH Edwards to Hilfenhaus, FOUR, whoa, that's a slap. Hilfy saw that all right. Expected a short ball, cleared the front leg, swung and hoped for the best, and through midwicket it went

Australia 289/8   BW Hilfenhaus 4* (3b 1x4)   FH Edwards 21.2-3-58-2
111.1

Bishoo to Hilfenhaus, FOUR, and Hilfenhaus drives it down and along the ground. Pitched up, on the pads, and he has smoked it through mid-on

Australia 297/8   BW Hilfenhaus 8* (6b 2x4)   D Bishoo 32.1-8-87-1
111.3

Bishoo to Hilfenhaus, FOUR, flighted, and Hilfy is going after everything that is above his eye level. This time he gets a thick edge that beats the slips, and goes for four

Australia 301/8   BW Hilfenhaus 12* (8b 3x4)   D Bishoo 32.3-8-91-1
114.4

FH Edwards to Harris, FOUR, wide length ball, and Hilfy throws his bat at it without moving his feet. The contact, however, is superb, and it results in a picturesque square-drive for four

Australia 311/8   RJ Harris 34* (41b 5x4)   FH Edwards 23.4-3-70-2
115.2

Roach to Harris, FOUR, full and wide, he throws the bat at it, gets a thick edge, which goes wide of gully, and he reaches his Test best

Australia 316/8   RJ Harris 39* (45b 6x4)   KAJ Roach 23.2-7-62-2
116.3

FH Edwards to Hilfenhaus, FOUR, Just as Sammy did to the ball after he was hit on the helmet, Hilfenhaus has smoked this one. Opens the front leg, backs away, and pulls this short one through midwicket for four. It's all happening

Australia 322/8   BW Hilfenhaus 19* (20b 4x4)   FH Edwards 24.3-3-76-2
118.2

Bishoo to Hilfenhaus, FOUR, that's a filthy long hop, and Hilfenhaus goes back to pull this from outside off, sending it to cow corner

Australia 326/8   BW Hilfenhaus 23* (25b 5x4)   D Bishoo 33.2-8-95-1
126.4

FH Edwards to Lyon, FOUR, that's a batsman's shot. Half-volley outside off, Lyon is forward and drives it to the right of mid-off, which is fairly wide

Australia 348/9   NM Lyon 7* (25b 1x4)   FH Edwards 25.4-3-80-2
127.6

Bishoo to Harris, FOUR, beaten in the flight as he comes down the track, and is not close to the pitch of the ball. However, he gets enough bat on this slice to clear cover, and go for four

Australia 354/9   RJ Harris 56* (80b 7x4)   D Bishoo 37-10-103-1
129.3

Bishoo to Lyon, FOUR, down the pads, a googly but misdirected, he gets a fine deflection on it

Australia 361/9   NM Lyon 15* (36b 2x4)   D Bishoo 37.3-10-107-1
134.1

Sammy to Lyon, FOUR, full toss outside off and timed past extra cover

Australia 374/9   NM Lyon 23* (50b 3x4)   DJG Sammy 18.1-6-54-2
134.3

Sammy to Lyon, FOUR, leg stump and clipped down to fine leg

Australia 378/9   NM Lyon 27* (52b 4x4)   DJG Sammy 18.3-6-58-2
138.5

Sammy to Lyon, FOUR, wide of off stump and a drive gets an edge down to third man, pretty safe too

Australia 390/9   NM Lyon 34* (70b 5x4)   DJG Sammy 20.5-6-65-2
143.1

Bishoo to Lyon, FOUR, short and pulled out to the midwicket rope, well picked up

Australia 404/9   NM Lyon 40* (83b 6x4)   D Bishoo 44.1-10-125-1
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