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

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

Australia 50/1   DA Warner 32* (33b 4x4)   DJG Sammy 1.3-1-0-1

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

Australia 65/2   SR Watson 5* (25b 1x4)   DJG Sammy 5.2-3-5-2

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)   FH Edwards 5-1-23-0

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   MJ Clarke 27* (65b 1x4 1x6)   KAJ Roach 11.2-0-43-1

Bishoo to Clarke, OUT, in the air and out! Big wicket as Clarke goes caught at deep mid off. He tried to be aggressive down the ground again but didn't get to the pitch and skied a top edge to Deonarine coming in off the rope, he got their in good time but juggled the chance slightly. Either way, the Australian captain is out and that could be a turning point

MJ Clarke c Deonarine b Bishoo 73 (223m 173b 4x4 1x6) SR: 42.19

Australia 215/5   MEK Hussey 34* (108b 5x4)   D Bishoo 21.1-5-55-1

Roach to Hussey, OUT, Hussey loses the patience game. Australia still short of avoiding the follow-on. Roach goes wide of the crease, pitches on a length, around off, Hussey drives, is done in by the angle, and edges this low to the left of Baugh, whose exceptional Test with the gloves continues with this catch in front of him and way to his left

MEK Hussey c †Baugh b Roach 48 (205m 167b 6x4 0x6) SR: 28.74

Australia 249/6   MS Wade 19* (62b 2x4)   KAJ Roach 18.2-3-56-2

FH Edwards to Siddle, OUT, They have bounced Siddle out. From the moment he has arrived he has been pinged back and further back. West Indies are on fire here. Short again, Siddle sees it is well short, and thinks he can afford to take his eye off. while he is ducking he realises the ball hasn't bounced up at all, and he sticks his bat up. The ball spoons towards gully, where Edwards produced a diving catch to his right. Another man who has had a good Test in the field

PM Siddle c KA Edwards b FH Edwards 0 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Australia 250/7   MS Wade 20* (64b 2x4)   FH Edwards 17.4-3-43-1

FH Edwards to Wade, OUT, another sucker ball, and he gets the edge this time. Clearly Wade has been unsettled by the bouncer. Full, about a set of stumps outside off, Wade drives without moving the feet. The edge is taken, and snared by Bravo at second slip. Just to rub it in, the PA man plays "Hit the road jack" as Wade walks back

MS Wade c Bravo b FH Edwards 28 (121m 97b 3x4 0x6) SR: 28.86

Australia 285/8   RJ Harris 25* (23b 4x4)   FH Edwards 20.5-3-54-2

Roach to Hilfenhaus, OUT, heave-ho. Timber-to. Hilfenhaus has done this with success so far, but Roach gets one through. Finally bowling the delivery that hits the top of the stumps. Not full enough to drive, not short enough to miss the stumps. And Hilfenhaus swings in the next post code of the line of the ball. Gone. Top of middle. This hits a crack, too. An import hand from Ben, though

BW Hilfenhaus b Roach 24 (57m 29b 5x4 0x6) SR: 82.75

Australia 329/9   RJ Harris 42* (58b 6x4)   KAJ Roach 25.2-8-63-3
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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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