The Frank Worrell Trophy - 1st Test

West Indies v Australia

Australia won by 3 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200

Right. We are about to start the West Indies Test season of 2012. Brathwaite and Barath to open the innings. Barath takes first strike, and Ryan Harris has the new ball in hand. Three slips, a gully and a short leg in place

9.55am Now about the playing surface. Geoff Lawson sees no green grass on the wicket. "Typical Kensington Oval pitch." He expects good bounce, but not much seam movement. New ball should move a bit, but overall good for batsmen. Hard bouncy wicket, which should help stroke-play. And, sun is shining. Sammy says, "The selectors went in, and they left out Ravi Rampaul." Why does he - I know Sammy gets a lot of stick, some of it unfair - always say "the selectors made such and such decision"? I am talking of picking the XIs, not the 15-men squads.

Michael Clarke says he would have batted too. Before we start, I hope the Aussies are with us too. Having spent three months there over the summer, I know most of them will be following this, even if on TV and not on Cricinfo. It must be getting close to midnight there

9.50am For Australia, Matthew Wade makes Test debut. He was given the cap by Ricky Ponting. Shane Watson is back, and will take Shaun Marsh's place. Australia will want Warner, Watson and Cowan as their top three for the Ashes. Harris's performance in the tour game seems to have given him the edge over Pattinson.

Elvin Zammit weighs in, "Good thing Australia chose harris, he has more experience, good average and pattinson has just returned from injury. Harris has had a great sheffield shield too". Tom Connolly

"@Sidharth- IPL previews and now you doing commentary in this Test match. I wanted to know do commentators/Cricket writers feel as difficult as players in taking their form from T20 cricket to Test cricket? :)" Mazher Arshad, it's a welcome change moving from Twenty20 to Tests. I know many a commentator, though, who don't mind Twenty20 because it's all over in three hours. Or it should get over in about that much time but for "strategic" timeouts and other cheerleading activites

9.40am So first home Test for Kirk Edwards. Narsinh Deonarine is back. Sunil Narine is in India, but who's to say he would have been picked in the squad and then picked ahead of Bishoo had he chosen to stay on or if West Indies would have played two specialist spinners? It's the third Narine that might matter the most: Shiv. Remember his stubbornness the last time Australia toured the West Indies for Tests? That contest when he was hit on the head and came down like a sack of potatoes is particularly etched in the memory. Mrs Chanderpaul was in the crowd too. He got up, and kept on batting. He will keep on batting. That's one thing he knows better than anything else

Toss West Indies have won and will have a bat first. No Ravi Rampaul. Australia have left out James Pattinson

9.10am "Sun is shining, the weather is sweet..." Well, the sun is not quite shining, it is expected to be an overcast morning in Barbados, but it is the start of a Test match in the West Indies, and "Sun Is Shining" is never far away from the mind at such times. To the rescue...

The toss is in 20 minutes, and West Indies have decisions to make. The main being, do they play five bowlers including Sammy or four including Sammy? Australia have to pick between Ryan Harris and James Pattinson

0.1

Harris to Barath, no run, lovely outswinger first up, angles in, pitches around off, short of a length, then moves away. If anything, it moves away too much, and Barath has no trouble pushing inside the line of it

0.2

Harris to Barath, no run, filler and closer to the stumps this time, Barath stretches forward and defends

0.3

Harris to Barath, no run, short of a length, just outside off, 138.2kph. Extracts good bounce, and Wade collects it chest high. His second touch on the ball in Test cricket

0.4

Harris to Barath, no run, full outswinger, but starts well wide, and is left alone

"Nothing like lying in bed at midnight reading the scores on your phone. Go the Aussies!" Jack, how about travelling to the West Indies and extending that summer?

0.5

Harris to Barath, no run, length ball, on off, holds its line, defended off the back foot

0.6

Harris to Barath, 2 runs, full, really full, a half-volley, driven past cover for two. First runs of the Test season

End of over 1 (2 runs) West Indies 2/0
AB Barath    2* (6b)      RJ Harris    1-0-2-0
KC Brathwaite    0* (0b)     

"West Indies won 12 consecutive Tests at this venue (Kensington Oval, Bridgetown) during their heydays between 1978 and 1993. But since year 2000, they have won only two out of 12 Tests played here - both wins coming against subcontinent teams; vs Pakistan in 2005 and vs India in 2002." Mazher puts the obvious in numbers. Sounds scary, doesn't it? Here is Hilfenhaus. He will swing the ball. The wind is blowing from leg to off for him

1.1

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, lovely start. Almost the magic ball. Starts leg, swings away, heads towards off. KB is squared up as he defends

1.2

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, another outswinger that starts in front of stumps. KB moves across to cover the swing, and defends

1.3

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, 1 run, this one doesn't swing, goes on with the angle. KB covers it well, nudges it off the hip for a single

1.4

Hilfenhaus to Barath, no run, short of a length, pitches around off, moves away, AB right behind it in defence

1.5

Hilfenhaus to Barath, no run, short of a length again, AB defends off the back foot again

1.6

Hilfenhaus to Barath, no run, this is the length. In between. AB can't push forward, can't go back. Defends from the crease. Covers swing well

End of over 2 (1 run) West Indies 3/0
AB Barath    2* (9b)      BW Hilfenhaus    1-0-1-0
KC Brathwaite    1* (3b)      RJ Harris    1-0-2-0

"Interesting...Hifenhaus has played exactly twice as many Tests than Harris for exactly twice as many wickets." That's a spot, Big Max

2.1

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

2.2

Harris to Brathwaite, no run, nearly a yorker now, just outside off, pushed to cover

2.3

Harris to Brathwaite, 1 run, length ball outside off, holds its line, KB follows it, opens the face late, laces it past point

2.4

Harris to Barath, no run, starts a touch wider, shaping away, left alone

2.5

Harris to Barath, 1 run, short of a length, on the pads, worked away nicely for a single to long leg

"i was led to believe cricket was invented in the 1960s so the idle rich had an excuse to visit summer all year round. true?" Smudge, true, until you come to India. Forget about playing in summer here, mate

2.6

Harris to Brathwaite, 1 run, short outside off, pushed wide of cover

End of over 3 (7 runs) West Indies 10/0
KC Brathwaite    7* (7b 1x4)      RJ Harris    2-0-9-0
AB Barath    3* (11b)      BW Hilfenhaus    1-0-1-0

3.1

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, on the pads, no swing, worked to square leg

3.2

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, there's swing here, starts around leg, moving towards off, defended off the back foot

3.3

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, placed between point and cover for one

3.4

Hilfenhaus to Barath, 1 run, short of a length, straying down leg, helped away to long leg

James: "And just like the Sri Lanka quicks against England, Hilfenhaus has a bowling average higher than the two openers batting average. Though in this case it does Ben a disservice."

3.5

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, fuller now, middle and leg, straightening a touch, pushed back to him

3.6

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, short of a length, outside off, moving away, pushed to cover

End of over 4 (2 runs) West Indies 12/0
KC Brathwaite    8* (12b 1x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    2-0-3-0
AB Barath    4* (12b)      RJ Harris    2-0-9-0

4.1

Harris to Barath, no run, length ball, jags back in a bit, from outside off, gets the inside edge, but it's safe

4.2

Harris to Barath, no run, short of a length, outside off, no movement, pushed to cover

The Aussies are wearing black armbands today. Former quick Ron Gaunt died last week. He played three Tests in the fifties and sixties

4.3

Harris to Barath, no run, length bal outside off, goes for the drive, the bat face turns in his hand, and he ends up hitting it back to the bowler

4.4

Harris to Barath, no run, length ball, just outside off, defended back to Harris

4.5

Harris to Barath, 2 runs, misfielded by Siddle at mid-off, allows them two runs. It was just pushed towards him, but the pace at which it arrived surprised Siddle

4.6

Harris to Barath, no run, lovely delivery, short of a length, just outside off, shapes away, well actually just holds its line. AB is committed, playing for the angle, and is beaten

End of over 5 (2 runs) West Indies 14/0
AB Barath    6* (18b)      RJ Harris    3-0-11-0
KC Brathwaite    8* (12b 1x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    2-0-3-0

"My sister lives five miles from Bridgetown, what am I doing five miles from a chilly Derby? Sigh." Tim, there could be a song in there. Five Miles South/North/whatever

5.1

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, crisply punched away square on the off side, but straight to point

5.2

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, starts outside off, swings away, pushed to cover

Loses his footing there, does Hilfenhaus. Pulls out of the delivery

5.3

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, more swing for Hilfenhaus, and left alone outside off

Get a feeling Hilfenhaus is swinging the ball too early, unlike against India at home, where he swung it late

5.4

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, more early swing, left alone outside off

5.5

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, drives at this one, doesn't make good contact, fielded at cover

5.6

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, length ball, starts just outside off, left alone as it swings further away

End of over 6 (maiden) West Indies 14/0
KC Brathwaite    8* (18b 1x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    3-1-3-0
AB Barath    6* (18b)      RJ Harris    3-0-11-0

6.1

Harris to Barath, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

6.2

Harris to Barath, no run, similar length but well wide outside off. No need to play at it

6.3

Harris to Barath, no run, bouncer attempted. Too short, too wide. Easy to duck under

6.4

Harris to Barath, 1 run, length ball now, driven down the ground, Harris gets a touch on it as the ball hits the stumps. Brathwaite, though, is alert, and is back before the ball hits the stumps. What's more? They get an overthrow too

6.5

Harris to Brathwaite, no run, length ball outside off, defended off the front foot to cover

6.6

Harris to Brathwaite, no run, bouncer outside off, doesn't make him play. Sways out of the line

End of over 7 (1 run) West Indies 15/0
KC Brathwaite    8* (20b 1x4)      RJ Harris    4-0-12-0
AB Barath    7* (22b)      BW Hilfenhaus    3-1-3-0

7.1

Hilfenhaus to Barath, 1 run, short of a length, too straight, tucked away off the hip, gets a single to long leg

7.2

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, length ball on off, defended off the back foot

"The problem with Hilfenhaus is he doesnt utilize the crease so his outswing becomes predictable. Against the IPL batsmen it worked as they felt the need to get bat on ball and would fend at his wide deliveries. But against patient batsmen he can look unthreatening, as England showed the previous summer." Chris, I - and others - may or may not agree with you, but I find the use of "IPL batsmen" for the team that toured Australia this summer amusing

7.3

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, 1 run, full toss on the pads, pushed wide of mid-on for one

7.4

Hilfenhaus to Barath, 1 run, nicely driven square of the wicket. Waits for it to swing, then opens the face, but an equally impressive diving save by Warner at cover-point

We now have a short cover-point in

7.5

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, short of a length, outside off, doesn't play at it

7.6

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, fuller, closer to off, draws him into the shot, but KB defends well

End of over 8 (3 runs) West Indies 18/0
KC Brathwaite    9* (24b 1x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    4-1-6-0
AB Barath    9* (24b)      RJ Harris    4-0-12-0

First change in the bowling. Here is Siddle. He took quite a few Indian wickets in the first overs of his spells in the Australian summer

8.1

Siddle to Barath, no run, starts off wide outside off, and the ball moves further away. Left alone

At the boundary, Craig McDermott, the bowling coach, has a discussion with Hilfenhaus

8.2

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

8.3

Siddle to Barath, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

8.4

Siddle to Barath, 2 runs, length ball outside off, drives at this one too, this time a touch early into the shot, and hence in the air for a bit. Barath checked the shot there, and at any rate it went through the gap at cover

8.5

Siddle to Barath, no run, this is short of a length, moves in towards the pads, turns the bat early, and misses

8.6

Siddle to Barath, no run, another beautiful off-drive, but we have a mid-off now, and Harris has made an exceptional diving save there to save the boundary

End of over 9 (6 runs) West Indies 24/0
AB Barath    15* (30b 1x4)      PM Siddle    1-0-6-0
KC Brathwaite    9* (24b 1x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    4-1-6-0

9.1

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, short of a length, starts just outside off, swings away, pushed to cover

9.2

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, length ball outside off, defended to cover, with the swing

9.3

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, pushed to short cover again, opening the face as the ball swings away

9.4

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, fuller, just outside off, driven to short cover again

9.5

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, bouncer, at 141.8k, over the stumps, KB ducks under it

9.6

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, length ball outside off, swings away, KB doesn't play at it

End of over 10 (maiden) West Indies 24/0
KC Brathwaite    9* (30b 1x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    5-2-6-0
AB Barath    15* (30b 1x4)      PM Siddle    1-0-6-0

10.1

Siddle to Barath, no run, short one, 141ks, that's a really good delivery, hurrying AB up, but it's just a bit down leg, and hence easy to stay away from

10.2

Siddle to Barath, no run, length ball now, wide of off, left alone

10.3

Siddle to Barath, no run, length ball on off, driven on the up, towards mid-off

10.4

Siddle to Barath, no run, short of a length, well outside off, left alone no trouble

""Growing up, I remember watching Brett Lee scare the living daylights out of the Indian batsmen (and thus my father) in 1999. That doesn't seem that long ago. Now, I'm 19 and I have to put up with seeing a guy younger than me opening the batting for the West Indies. If it feels this bad now, how will I feel when I'm actually old?!" Ritam, do you follow tennis? Some women are retired by the time they are 19. After a fulfilling professional career, might I add?

10.5

Siddle to Barath, no run, short of a length, outside off, stops a touch, pushed to cover

10.6

Siddle to Barath, no run, left alone well outside off

End of over 11 (maiden) West Indies 24/0
AB Barath    15* (36b 1x4)      PM Siddle    2-1-6-0
KC Brathwaite    9* (30b 1x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    5-2-6-0

"Chris is spot on! In fact this AUS attack, in its entirety, is at best consistent. Can it blast patient batsmen out? I doubt it. There is no fizz at all in these bowlers' strides. All of this makes the dropping of sensational Pattinson even more baffling." Ntokozo is clearly not impressed with the exclusion of Pattinson, but hang on. Who would have thought of an offspinner bowling in the first hour of a Barbados Test? What would Clive Lloyd think?

11.1

Lyon to Brathwaite, no run, and some turn and bounce right away. Short of a length, outside off, turns into his ribs, and beats the bat

11.2

Lyon to Brathwaite, no run, flighted outside off, KB moves across to cover the turn, and defends

11.3

Lyon to Brathwaite, 1 run, more sharp turn, at 85ks, into the pads, helped away around the corner. First run in 17 deliveries

11.4

Lyon to Barath, no run, AB stays back to a turning delivery, and defends

11.5

Lyon to Barath, no run, more turn into the pads, defended to leg

11.6

Lyon to Barath, no run, tossed up wider outside off, Barath moves across, covers the turn, stays back, and defends

End of over 12 (1 run) West Indies 25/0
AB Barath    15* (39b 1x4)      NM Lyon    1-0-1-0
KC Brathwaite    10* (33b 1x4)      PM Siddle    2-1-6-0

12.1

Siddle to Brathwaite, no run, length ball, just outside off, straightens a touch, defended back to him

12.2

Siddle to Brathwaite, no run, dropped by Siddle. Length ball outside off, KB is early into it, the bottom hand comes off, and he spoons it back to the left of Siddle. This comes to Siddo in slow motion. Almost too slow. He sticks out his left hand, but he can't hold on. Stunned looks around

12.3

Siddle to Brathwaite, 1 run, drives at a wide delivery without getting close to it, gets a thick edge, which goes wide and short of gully

12.4

Siddle to Barath, no run, short of a length, outside off, moves across, covers the line, and defends

12.5

Siddle to Barath, no run, length ball, on off, slight extra bounce, hits the top of the bat

12.6

Siddle to Barath, no run, that's an interesting leave, length ball, just outside off, and Barath lets it go despite the angle from over the wicket. In the end, a good leave as the stumps are still in tact

End of over 13 (1 run) West Indies 26/0
AB Barath    15* (42b 1x4)      PM Siddle    3-1-7-0
KC Brathwaite    11* (36b 1x4)      NM Lyon    1-0-1-0

A remixed version of Buffalo Solider play at the Kensington Oval. A slip, a leg gully and a short leg in place

13.1

Lyon to Brathwaite, no run, short, flat, quick, defended off the back foot

13.2

Lyon to Brathwaite, no run, this is higher in the air, KB stays back, defends it to leg as it turns into the pads

13.3

Lyon to Brathwaite, no run, this one turns from outside off towards the stumps, defended off the back foot

13.4

Lyon to Brathwaite, no run, flighted around off, KB stays back again, pushes it back to Lyon

13.5

Lyon to Brathwaite, no run, tossed up outside off, driven against the turn, and driven well, but Warner dives at cover to keep it from going for four

13.6

Lyon to Brathwaite, no run, defended to leg, with the turn

End of over 14 (maiden) West Indies 26/0
KC Brathwaite    11* (42b 1x4)      NM Lyon    2-1-1-0
AB Barath    15* (42b 1x4)      PM Siddle    3-1-7-0

Two slips, a gully, a short cover now

14.1

Siddle to Barath, no run, bouncer, 139ks, over the stumps, AB ducks under it with time to spare

Sobers and Weekes next to each other in the crowd

14.2

Siddle to Barath, 1 wide, this bouncer is much too short, and is called a wide

Overcast at Kensington Oval now

14.2

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

14.3

Siddle to Barath, 1 run, this is closer to Barath, and he drives much straighter, taking a single to wide of mid-off

14.4

Siddle to Brathwaite, no run, wide half-volley, driven without any feet movement, finds mid-off

Siddle shares some pleasantries with Brathwaite

14.5

Siddle to Brathwaite, no run, length ball, close to off, KB dead-bats it back to Siddle

14.6

Siddle to Brathwaite, no run, short of a length, just outside off, covers the slight movement, pushes it to cover

A good first hour for West Indies. Water break now

End of over 15 (6 runs) West Indies 32/0
KC Brathwaite    11* (45b 1x4)      PM Siddle    4-1-13-0
AB Barath    20* (45b 2x4)      NM Lyon    2-1-1-0

Back after the break. We continue with spin. Lyon bowls round the stumps now. A slip and a short leg in place

15.1

Lyon to Barath, no run, pitches short of a length, turns back in, defended off the back foot

15.2

Lyon to Barath, no run, fuller, middle and off, AB moves across and defends

15.3

Lyon to Barath, no run, quicker delivery, 84k, angles away, defended off the back foot

15.4

Lyon to Barath, no run, tossed up now, slower through the air, defended around off, AB happy to stay on the crease

15.5

Lyon to Barath, no run, flighted outside off again, this time AB pushes forward to cover the turn

15.6

Lyon to Barath, 2 runs, this one turns into the pads, helped away fine of long leg, comes back for a couple

End of over 16 (2 runs) West Indies 34/0
AB Barath    22* (51b 2x4)      NM Lyon    3-1-3-0
KC Brathwaite    11* (45b 1x4)      PM Siddle    4-1-13-0

16.1

Siddle to Brathwaite, no run, full ball, driven back with any extravagance, Siddle gets a hand to it and deflects it to mid-on

Two slips, two gullies, one short cover-point

16.2

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

16.3

Siddle to Brathwaite, no run, half-volley outside off, driven to mid-off, along the ground

16.4

Siddle to Brathwaite, no run, bouncer, well outside off, no problem leaving it well alone

16.5

Siddle to Brathwaite, no run, wide half-volley again, Brathwaite drives again, but doesn't open the face, and ends up playing it straight to mid-off

16.6

Siddle to Brathwaite, no run, short of a length, angling in to off, defended off the back foot

End of over 17 (4 runs) West Indies 38/0
KC Brathwaite    15* (51b 2x4)      PM Siddle    5-1-17-0
AB Barath    22* (51b 2x4)      NM Lyon    3-1-3-0

Enough of spin. Harris comes back. Two slips, a gully, a short cover for Barath

17.1

Harris to Barath, no run, nicely driven on the up as Harris pitches on a length just outside off, Fielded by short cover

17.2

Harris to Barath, no run, short of a length, outside off, 135ks, extra bounce involved, but left alone

Round the wicket goes Harris, with a short leg and man on the hook

17.3

Harris to Barath, OUT, and it works immediately. Barath should have known better. This was a plan posted on Twitter. Harris goes round the stumps, has a man on on the hook and at short leg. The bouncer was expected. Barath should have known that. He hooks this from well outside off, gets the top edge, and is caught simply and gleefully at deep backward square. All the hard work of 75 minutes wasted. Full points to Harris, though, for trying to change things up a bit

AB Barath c Siddle b Harris 22 (76m 54b 2x4 0x6) SR: 40.74

In comes Kirk Edwards. Two Bajans at the wicket now. Harris back over the stumps

17.4

Harris to KA Edwards, no run, length ball on off, defended off the front foot

17.5

Harris to KA Edwards, no run, wider outside off this time, left alone

17.6

Harris to KA Edwards, no run, widish length ball, holds its line, left alone

End of a successful over. Harris will be pleasantly surprised at how easily that change of angle worked

End of over 18 (wicket maiden) West Indies 38/1
KA Edwards    0* (3b)      RJ Harris    5-1-12-1
KC Brathwaite    15* (51b 2x4)      PM Siddle    5-1-17-0

Hilfenhaus replaces Siddle now

18.1

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, full toss outside leg, KB misses out on a freebie, fails to make any contact

18.2

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, 2 leg byes, on the pads again, this time he gets a touch on it. Not bat, but pad. Gets a couple of leg-byes

18.3

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, well bowled, this one moves in for Hilfy, defended well in front of off, though

18.4

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, short of a length, just outside off, moving away, guided towards gully with an open face

18.5

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, slower ball, 118.6ks, the offcutter, pitches on a length outside off, gets an inside edge onto the pad

18.6

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, outswinger now, starts outside off, left alone

End of over 19 (2 runs, maiden) West Indies 40/1
KC Brathwaite    15* (57b 2x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    6-3-6-0
KA Edwards    0* (3b)      RJ Harris    5-1-12-1

A silly mid-on comes in now

19.1

Harris to KA Edwards, 1 run, length ball on off, dropped with soft hands towards cover for a single

19.2

Harris to Brathwaite, no run, nice outswinger, starts around off, moves away late, defended off the front foot

19.3

Harris to Brathwaite, 2 runs, follows a wide length delivery, punches it into the ground, and it bounces over cover for a couple

19.4

Harris to Brathwaite, no run, outswinger wide of off, left alone

19.5

Harris to Brathwaite, no run, nice change-up, yorker on off, dug out well, but the bat face opens as he does so

19.6

Harris to Brathwaite, no run, length ball outside off, left alone as it holds its line

End of over 20 (3 runs) West Indies 43/1
KC Brathwaite    17* (62b 2x4)      RJ Harris    6-1-15-1
KA Edwards    1* (4b)      BW Hilfenhaus    6-3-6-0

20.1

Hilfenhaus to KA Edwards, no run, good, heavy ball, short of a length, 141ks, rises towards the chest, hits the shoulder of the bat to go towards gully, but along the ground

Silly mid-on for Hilfy too. But no second slip

20.2

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

The solitary slip moves a bit wider

20.3

Hilfenhaus to KA Edwards, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended to cover

A second slip moves in now

20.4

Hilfenhaus to KA Edwards, no run, fuller, around off, defended back to Hilfenhaus

20.5

Hilfenhaus to KA Edwards, no run, length ball outside off, this one moves away too, left alone

20.6

Hilfenhaus to KA Edwards, no run, left alone outside off again, good carry for Hilfenhaus. This is bowled at 141ks, on a length, but Wade catches it chest high

End of over 21 (4 runs) West Indies 47/1
KA Edwards    5* (10b 1x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    7-3-10-0
KC Brathwaite    17* (62b 2x4)      RJ Harris    6-1-15-1

21.1

Harris to Brathwaite, no run, fullish delivery, middle and and off, angling in, defended from the crease

21.2

Harris to Brathwaite, no run, decent bounce from a length, Brathwaite looks to turn this to leg, with the angle. The ball takes the leading edge towards cover

21.3

Harris to Brathwaite, 2 runs, full, angling in to middle and aff, pushed to the left of a widish mid-on for a couple of runs

21.4

Harris to Brathwaite, no run, short, outside off, moving away, left alone

Round the stumps to Brathwaite now. The bouncer plan is in

21.5

Harris to Brathwaite, 2 runs, short of a length, angling across him, punched wide of cover for two

21.6

Harris to Brathwaite, no run, length ball, angling across, Brathwaite plays at it without feet, manages to keep it down

End of over 22 (4 runs) West Indies 51/1
KC Brathwaite    21* (68b 2x4)      RJ Harris    7-1-19-1
KA Edwards    5* (10b 1x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    7-3-10-0

"watson's bowling is missing here. Bring him on and wickets are bound to occur" So true, Tom Riddle, what is with that guy? When nothing is working, Watson does, and I don't see too many conspicuous reasons

22.1

Hilfenhaus to KA Edwards, no run, rolls the fingers on this length ball on off, defended back to him

22.2

Hilfenhaus to KA Edwards, no run, slightly shorter, slightly wider, still pushed back to him

22.3

Hilfenhaus to KA Edwards, no run, bowling the fourth-stump line again, on a length, defended from the crease

22.4

Hilfenhaus to KA Edwards, no run, this is wider, and moves further away, left alone this time

22.5

Hilfenhaus to KA Edwards, no run, wide half-volley, sucker ball, Edwards stays away from it

22.6

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

End of over 23 (4 runs) West Indies 55/1
KA Edwards    9* (16b 2x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    8-3-14-0
KC Brathwaite    21* (68b 2x4)      RJ Harris    7-1-19-1

Stays round the wicket

23.1

Harris to Brathwaite, no run, first bouncer from Harris since moving round the stumps to Brathwaite. This starts outside leg, and angles towards his body. He ducks under it

23.2

Harris to Brathwaite, no run, Warner saves four more. This is cut away as the angle provides him the width, but Warner dives full length at point and doesn't let it through

Back over the stumps

23.3

Harris to Brathwaite, no run, length ball outside off, swings away, left alone

23.4

Harris to Brathwaite, no run, length ball on off, slightly slower, pushed to cover

23.5

Harris to Brathwaite, no run, fuller, closer to off, meets the dead bat of Brathwaite

Two slips, two gullies

23.6

Harris to Brathwaite, no run, bouncer, into the body, well down leg really. Brathwaite avoids it in what is a mirror image of Chanderpaul's leaves of bouncers. Down on a knee, inside the line of it

End of over 24 (maiden) West Indies 55/1
KC Brathwaite    21* (74b 2x4)      RJ Harris    8-2-19-1
KA Edwards    9* (16b 2x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    8-3-14-0

24.1

Hilfenhaus to KA Edwards, no run, wide length ball, left alone

24.2

Hilfenhaus to KA Edwards, no run, length ball, starts wide outside off, no need to play at it

24.3

Hilfenhaus to KA Edwards, no run, another length-ball outswinger, but starts too wide to make him play

24.4

Hilfenhaus to KA Edwards, no run, wider outswinger, and he lets debutant Wade work hard for his match fee

24.5

Hilfenhaus to KA Edwards, 1 run, full toss, on off, Edwards is a little surprised, but recovers well to flick it past square leg for one

24.6

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, bouncer now, over the stumps, too short, ducks under it

End of over 25 (1 run) West Indies 56/1
KC Brathwaite    21* (75b 2x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    9-3-15-0
KA Edwards    10* (21b 2x4)      RJ Harris    8-2-19-1

Siddle comes back now, replacing Harris. Two slips in place

25.1

Siddle to KA Edwards, no run, starts with a length ball just outside off, pushed back to him

25.2

Siddle to KA Edwards, no run, short and wide, moving further away, Wade has to dive in front of first slip

25.3

Siddle to KA Edwards, no run, fuller but still wide, and he need not play at it. Wade collects in front of first slip again

25.4

Siddle to KA Edwards, no run, wide half-volley again, but for no particular reason Edwards fives in and goes after it. The late swing beats the bat

25.5

Siddle to KA Edwards, no run, this is a better delivery and better response from Edwards too. Length ball, close to off, moving away, Edwards pushes well inside the line of it

25.6

Siddle to KA Edwards, no run, this is off target again, well wide of off, left alone again, and Wade for the third time in this over, collects in front of first slip

End of over 26 (maiden) West Indies 56/1
KA Edwards    10* (27b 2x4)      PM Siddle    6-2-17-0
KC Brathwaite    21* (75b 2x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    9-3-15-0

Clarke comes on to bowl eight minutes before lunch. A slip and a short leg in place

26.1

Clarke to Brathwaite, no run, starts off with a short loosener, but Brathwaite can't beat point

26.2

Clarke to Brathwaite, no run, fuller, but wide outside off, left alone

26.3

Clarke to Brathwaite, no run, fuller, slower, higher, wider, but KB is not playing at them

26.4

Clarke to Brathwaite, no run, shorter and flatter, cut away to backward point

26.5

Clarke to Brathwaite, no run, tossed up nicely, turns away sharply, but Brathwaite doesn't play at it

26.6

Clarke to Brathwaite, 1 run, slightly short, KB goes back, punches it to deep point for one

End of over 27 (1 run) West Indies 57/1
KC Brathwaite    22* (81b 2x4)      MJ Clarke    1-0-1-0
KA Edwards    10* (27b 2x4)      PM Siddle    6-2-17-0

27.1

Siddle to Brathwaite, no run, length ball, on off, angling in, defended off the back foot

27.2

Siddle to Brathwaite, no run, outswinger, but starts well wide of off. left alone again

27.3

Siddle to Brathwaite, no run, closer to the stumps, but not close enough to make KB play. He is concentrating hard of defence

27.4

Siddle to Brathwaite, no run, short of a length, just outside off, KB moves across, covers the line, and defends to cover

27.5

Siddle to Brathwaite, no run, slower ball, 121ks, full and wide outside off, and pace doesn't matter to KB if you bowl that wide. He is just not going to bother

27.6

Siddle to Brathwaite, no run, another leave well outside off. KB has now faced 14.3 overs for 22 runs. Imagine if he is unbeaten at stumps

End of over 28 (maiden) West Indies 57/1
KC Brathwaite    22* (87b 2x4)      PM Siddle    7-3-17-0
KA Edwards    10* (27b 2x4)      MJ Clarke    1-0-1-0

Last over before lunch. Clarke to bowl it

28.1

Clarke to KA Edwards, no run, teasingly flighted around off, Edwards moves across, defends off the front foot

28.2

Clarke to KA Edwards, no run, slightly shorter, stays back to defend it to leg

28.3

Clarke to KA Edwards, 1 run, this one stays low, and is headed towards the stumps before Edwards's bat comes down to guide it past square leg

28.4

Clarke to Brathwaite, 2 runs, fired into the pads, nudged away around the corner for two

28.5

Clarke to Brathwaite, no run, full, a touch too full, easily defended back to Clarke

28.6

Clarke to Brathwaite, no run, and he stretches forward to see off the last ball before lunch, smothering it back down the wicket

Noon That's lunch then. Brathwaite has played a nice round figure of 15 overs for 24 runs. Has shown a lot of patience to make sure West Indies go into lunch just one wicket down. Australia have been made to work hard, and they have tried many different things: spin, round-the-stumps angle, catching men in front of wicket. Barath did all the hard work, and walked right into the fairly obvious round-the-stumps trap, top-edging a hook. Otherwise, though, a pretty satisfying session for West Indies, and while Australia haven't had the joy of wickets, they will be satisfied they haven't allowed too many runs. A tough first session of Test cricket then. Join us in about 35 minutes, and it will be Alex Winter bringing you the first half of the next session

End of over 29 (3 runs) West Indies 60/1
KC Brathwaite    24* (90b 2x4)      MJ Clarke    2-0-4-0
KA Edwards    11* (30b 2x4)      PM Siddle    7-3-17-0

Welcome back everyone! Winter here in London for the afternoon...Peter Siddle to open things up...

29.1

Siddle to KA Edwards, no run, length outside off and left alone

29.2

Siddle to KA Edwards, no run, off stump and full, blocked back to the bowler

29.3

Siddle to KA Edwards, no run, full and a little bit of movement, draws the batsman into the stroke and beats him on the outside edge, distinct lack of foot movement

29.4

Siddle to KA Edwards, 2 runs, too straight and tucked through midwicket, not overly timed so just a couple

29.5

Siddle to KA Edwards, 3 wides, a long way wide of off stump and swinging away further still, evades the keeper for three byes, wides in fact as called by the umpire

29.5

Siddle to KA Edwards, no run, length on off stump and blocked on the crease

29.6

Siddle to KA Edwards, no run, another good length ball on the stump and defended into the off side

End of over 30 (5 runs) West Indies 65/1
KA Edwards    13* (36b 2x4)      PM Siddle    8-3-22-0
KC Brathwaite    24* (90b 2x4)      MJ Clarke    2-0-4-0

Hope everyone's doing well and settling down maybe with a beverage for a gentle evening of high-quality Test match action...I can recommend the bottle of claret I was sampling last night...

30.1

Harris to Brathwaite, no run, off stump and blocked from the crease

30.2

Harris to Brathwaite, 3 runs, full and nicely driven past mid off with a lean forward, the fielder does just enough on the boundary to save four

30.3

Harris to KA Edwards, no run, length on middle and off, blocked

30.4

Harris to KA Edwards, no run, off stump and defended on the back foot

30.5

Harris to KA Edwards, no run, fuller and punched firmly to mid on

30.6

Harris to KA Edwards, no run, outside off and left alone

End of over 31 (3 runs) West Indies 68/1
KA Edwards    13* (40b 2x4)      RJ Harris    9-2-22-1
KC Brathwaite    27* (92b 2x4)      PM Siddle    8-3-22-0

It's been a good start for the West Indies, it looks a cracking deck so they're going to need runs to get on top in this game...

31.1

Siddle to Brathwaite, no run, just outside off on a good length, a shuffle across the stumps to defend

31.2

Siddle to Brathwaite, no run, very full and driven, only as far as mid on

31.3

Siddle to Brathwaite, no run, left outside off again

Still swinging this 30-overs old ball...

31.4

Siddle to Brathwaite, no run, length again and this time making the batsman play, he does so in defence on middle and off stumps

31.5

Siddle to Brathwaite, no run, bumper and this really gets up, marvellously taken with the left hand by Wade

31.6

Siddle to Brathwaite, no run, back of a length and dropped into the off side

End of over 32 (maiden) West Indies 68/1
KC Brathwaite    27* (98b 2x4)      PM Siddle    9-4-22-0
KA Edwards    13* (40b 2x4)      RJ Harris    9-2-22-1

Looks a stunner out in the Windies, most pleasant for the spectators...

32.1

Harris to KA Edwards, 1 run, too straight and worked to long leg

32.2

Harris to Brathwaite, no run, full and driven off the toe of the bat to cover

32.3

Harris to Brathwaite, no run, again up there to drive and mistimed back to the bowler

32.4

Harris to Brathwaite, no run, back of a length and pushed again back up the wicket

32.5

Harris to Brathwaite, no run, driven with better timing this time to mid off

32.6

Harris to Brathwaite, no run, good length and blocked forward

End of over 33 (1 run) West Indies 69/1
KC Brathwaite    27* (103b 2x4)      RJ Harris    10-2-23-1
KA Edwards    14* (41b 2x4)      PM Siddle    9-4-22-0

Australia have been very disciplined, operating in tight areas around off stump and giving little away...

33.1

Siddle to KA Edwards, no run, just outside off and left alone

33.2

Siddle to KA Edwards, no run, forward and blocked on off stump

33.3

Siddle to KA Edwards, no run

33.4

Siddle to KA Edwards, no run, back of a length and defended again

33.5

Siddle to KA Edwards, no run, off stump again and blocked

33.6

Siddle to KA Edwards, no run, beauty to end the over, full and moving away to beat the outside edge

End of over 34 (maiden) West Indies 69/1
KA Edwards    14* (47b 2x4)      PM Siddle    10-5-22-0
KC Brathwaite    27* (103b 2x4)      RJ Harris    10-2-23-1

Little bit of cloud cover moving in...

34.1

Harris to Brathwaite, 2 runs, worked away through square leg

34.2

Harris to Brathwaite, no run, full and driven coming forward

34.3

Harris to Brathwaite, no run, outside off and pushed into the off side from a length

34.4

Harris to Brathwaite, no run, pushed off the back foot to cover

34.5

Harris to Brathwaite, no run, full outside off and driven but not for the first time straight to the fielder

34.6

Harris to Brathwaite, no run, bumper and ducked beneath

End of over 35 (2 runs) West Indies 71/1
KC Brathwaite    29* (109b 2x4)      RJ Harris    11-2-25-1
KA Edwards    14* (47b 2x4)      PM Siddle    10-5-22-0

35.1

Siddle to KA Edwards, no run, back of a length and looking to pull, Edwards gets square up and in the end drops it in front of him

35.2

Siddle to KA Edwards, no run, another cracker in the right area has Edwards feeling for it and missing

35.3

Siddle to KA Edwards, no run, middle stump and dropped out on the leg side

35.4

Siddle to KA Edwards, no run, length and blocked on the stumps

35.5

Siddle to KA Edwards, no run, well wide of off stump and ignored

35.6

Siddle to KA Edwards, no run, full and driven to mid off

End of over 36 (maiden) West Indies 71/1
KA Edwards    14* (53b 2x4)      PM Siddle    11-6-22-0
KC Brathwaite    29* (109b 2x4)      RJ Harris    11-2-25-1

First chance of the afternoon it's now Shane Watson...

36.1

Watson to Brathwaite, no run, full and wide of off stump, left alone

36.2

Watson to Brathwaite, no run, arms shouldered once more

36.3

Watson to Brathwaite, no run, has to play this time though and blocks into the leg side from the crease

36.4

Watson to Brathwaite, no run, clipped to midwicket

36.5

Watson to Brathwaite, no run, driven with a flick of the wrists to mid off

36.6

Watson to Brathwaite, 3 runs, this time he gets the wristy drive through and a chase out to the rope for cover, they take three

End of over 37 (3 runs) West Indies 74/1
KC Brathwaite    32* (115b 2x4)      SR Watson    1-0-3-0
KA Edwards    14* (53b 2x4)      PM Siddle    11-6-22-0

And now Ben Hilfenhaus...

37.1

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, middle and off and blocked coming forward

37.2

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, pushed towards mid on coming forward

37.3

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, a cutter outside off, batsman goes to cut without moving his feet and misses

37.4

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, off stump and played back to the bowler on the back foot

37.5

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, blocked back to the bowler

37.6

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

End of over 38 (4 runs) West Indies 78/1
KC Brathwaite    36* (121b 3x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    10-3-19-0
KA Edwards    14* (53b 2x4)      SR Watson    1-0-3-0

38.1

Watson to KA Edwards, no run, off stump and defended back up the wicket

38.2

Watson to KA Edwards, no run, off stump and clipped to midwicket

38.3

Watson to KA Edwards, no run, full and driven to mid off

38.4

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

38.5

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

38.6

Watson to KA Edwards, no run, blocked on of stump

End of over 39 (8 runs) West Indies 86/1
KA Edwards    22* (59b 4x4)      SR Watson    2-0-11-0
KC Brathwaite    36* (121b 3x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    10-3-19-0

39.1

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, forward and blocked into the off side

39.2

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, full outside off and left alone

39.3

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, outside off again and left again

39.4

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, nudged to cover, no-one's really timed anything since lunch

39.5

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, length outside off, shouldered arms

39.6

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, wide and driven, again with no timing, to cover

End of over 40 (maiden) West Indies 86/1
KC Brathwaite    36* (127b 3x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    11-4-19-0
KA Edwards    22* (59b 4x4)      SR Watson    2-0-11-0

Spin for the first time this afternoon with Nathan Lyon coming on with his offies...

40.1

Lyon to KA Edwards, no run, length outside off from round the wicket, blocked

40.2

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

40.3

Lyon to KA Edwards, no run, pulls his length back a touch and blocked

40.4

Lyon to KA Edwards, no run, tossed up again and a lean forward to drive nicely to mid on who's a touch deeper than orthodox

40.5

Lyon to KA Edwards, no run, length and struck on the pad trying to work to leg

40.6

Lyon to KA Edwards, no run, turned around the corner but only to the fielder on the 45

End of over 41 (4 runs) West Indies 90/1
KA Edwards    26* (65b 5x4)      NM Lyon    4-1-7-0
KC Brathwaite    36* (127b 3x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    11-4-19-0

41.1

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, pushed up towards mid off from a length

41.2

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

41.3

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, left alone outside off

41.4

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, short ball slightly leg side and ducked well

41.5

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, short again and ducked again

41.6

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, full and driven to mid off

End of over 42 (4 runs) West Indies 94/1
KC Brathwaite    40* (133b 4x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    12-4-23-0
KA Edwards    26* (65b 5x4)      NM Lyon    4-1-7-0

42.1

Lyon to KA Edwards, 2 runs, tossed up on middle and leg and worked out into the deep

42.2

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

42.3

Lyon to KA Edwards, no run, flatter now and blocked to short leg

42.4

Lyon to KA Edwards, no run, leg stump and blocked again to short leg

42.5

Lyon to KA Edwards, no run, shuffle down again, pushed out wider by Lyon, driven hard to mid off

42.6

Lyon to KA Edwards, no run, down the leg side, flick missed by Edwards

End of over 43 (6 runs) West Indies 100/1
KA Edwards    32* (71b 6x4)      NM Lyon    5-1-13-0
KC Brathwaite    40* (133b 4x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    12-4-23-0

43.1

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, 2 runs, short and pulled very awkwardly just in front of midwicket

43.2

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, pushed out to cover on the back foot

43.3

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, back of a length outside off and flicked to cover

43.4

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, 2 runs, this time the back foot flick gets into the gap wide of cover point and they take runs out to the cover rope

43.5

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, pushed towards cover off the back foot

43.6

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, pushed into the covers off the back foot

Drinks time in Barbados with good progress made by West Indies, they're steadily building a nice platform here. Time for Sid to come back into the action and i'll see you after team...

End of over 44 (4 runs) West Indies 104/1
KC Brathwaite    44* (139b 4x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    13-4-27-0
KA Edwards    32* (71b 6x4)      NM Lyon    5-1-13-0

Cheers Alex. A move-on from Edwards. Impressive use of feet against Lyon. He does give it a thump when he gets close to the pitch of the ball. And Brathwaite remains patient and keeps on concentrating. A Shiv Chanderpaul sans the crazy manic spells of hitting that result in 69-ball centuries. Australia, meanwhile, are being made to work harder for wickets than India made them all summer. The pitch, of course, is different. Lyon continues to Edwards. back over the stumps now

44.1

Lyon to KA Edwards, no run, tosses it up wide, draws him forward, gets the inside edge, but it falls safe towards midwicket

44.2

Lyon to KA Edwards, no run, stretches further forward to reach the pitch of the ball as he defends

44.3

Lyon to KA Edwards, no run, another flighted delivery outside off, creates a bit of a gap between bat and pad, hits the pad, but outside the line of off

44.4

Lyon to KA Edwards, no run, shorter and flatter this time, and he stays back to push it back to Lyon

Long-on and deep midwicket in place

44.5

Lyon to KA Edwards, no run, turning in to middle and leg, pushed to short leg

44.6

Lyon to KA Edwards, no run, stays back to a length ball, no misbehaviour from the ball, can easily keep it down

End of over 45 (maiden) West Indies 104/1
KA Edwards    32* (77b 6x4)      NM Lyon    6-2-13-0
KC Brathwaite    44* (139b 4x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    13-4-27-0

Danger man on. Watson to bowl. Two slips in place

45.1

Watson to Brathwaite, no run, on cue he produces the edge but dropped. Will be a little harsh to call it a drop. Short of a length, outside off, holds its line. KB pushes hard at it, and away from the body. The edge goes wide of second slip and is dying. Ponting dives full length. Gets the right to it, but the ball hits the wrist area and pops out. Dived a little too far perhaps

45.2

Watson to Brathwaite, no run, doesn't play at this one

45.3

Watson to Brathwaite, no run, pushes this length ball to mid-off

45.4

Watson to Brathwaite, no run, wide length ball outside off, shapes away nicely, but not close enough to make him play

45.5

Watson to Brathwaite, no run, slower ball, a 116ks, a legcutter, Brathwaite watches it well, drops the wrists, defending this shortish ball to cover

45.6

Watson to Brathwaite, no run, another false stroke, short of a length again, but regulation pace, hits the seam and moves away, and bounces a little extra, beating the cut

End of over 46 (maiden) West Indies 104/1
KC Brathwaite    44* (145b 4x4)      SR Watson    3-1-11-0
KA Edwards    32* (77b 6x4)      NM Lyon    6-2-13-0

46.1

Lyon to KA Edwards, no run, presses forward, sees the ball dip, goes back, and defends off the back foot

46.2

Lyon to KA Edwards, 1 run, short of a length, stays back, moves across, punches this to mid-on

Silly point comes in for Brathwaite

46.3

Lyon to Brathwaite, 1 run, short delivery, turning into the pads, worked away for an easy single

46.4

Lyon to KA Edwards, SIX, flat six, lovely shot. Edwards is hurting Lyon. Leaves the crease again, gets right to the pitch of the ball, which is on a length and just outside off, and he thumps it with the turn, over long-on

46.5

Lyon to KA Edwards, no run, solid front-foot defensive now to a similar delivery

46.6

Lyon to KA Edwards, 1 run, short of a length, stays inside the crease, lets it turn, and then works it past short leg for a single

End of over 47 (9 runs) West Indies 113/1
KA Edwards    40* (82b 6x4 1x6)      NM Lyon    7-2-22-0
KC Brathwaite    45* (146b 4x4)      SR Watson    3-1-11-0

47.1

Watson to KA Edwards, no run, Watson keeps producing loose shots. These guys are batting so well against everybody else. This is a wide delivery, moves away too, but Edwards feels he has to play at it, and is lucky not to edge it

47.2

Watson to KA Edwards, no run, similar delivery again, and Edwards almost plays at it again, withdrawing late from the shot

Those who have not noticed before: Edwards stance is interesting. The back foot is right in front of the stumps, and the front foot way outside leg. Michael Holding has been saying that will not let him score runs in front of square on the off side, and the wagon wheel shows he has scored none in the arc from square third man to mid-off. Even wagon wheels don't argue against Mikey

47.3

Watson to KA Edwards, no run, length ball, closer to off, defended back to him

47.4

Watson to KA Edwards, no run, moves across to defend a shortish delivery in front of off

47.5

Watson to KA Edwards, no run, follows a shortish delivery outside off, pushes it to cover

47.6

Watson to KA Edwards, no run, short of a length again, but wider, and is left alone

End of over 48 (maiden) West Indies 113/1
KA Edwards    40* (88b 6x4 1x6)      SR Watson    4-2-11-0
KC Brathwaite    45* (146b 4x4)      NM Lyon    7-2-22-0

48.1

Lyon to Brathwaite, no run, flighted on the stumps, moves across and defends to leg

48.2

Lyon to Brathwaite, no run, short, outside off, cut away, but can't beat point

48.3

Lyon to Brathwaite, 2 runs, quicker delivery, too far down leg, helped away behind square

48.4

Lyon to Brathwaite, no run, short of a length, outside off, hits the face of the bat, and bounces into the pitch, and over the keeper's head

48.5

Lyon to Brathwaite, no run, short, into the pads, can't beat square leg

48.6

Lyon to Brathwaite, no run, turning down leg, he lets it hit hit his pad

End of over 49 (2 runs) West Indies 115/1
KC Brathwaite    47* (152b 4x4)      NM Lyon    8-2-24-0
KA Edwards    40* (88b 6x4 1x6)      SR Watson    4-2-11-0

49.1

Watson to KA Edwards, 2 runs, Edwards scores his first runs in front of square on the off side, moving across to cover the line, and pushing this length ball past cover

49.2

Watson to KA Edwards, no run, moves across again to cover the line, and digs out a yorker outside off

49.3

Watson to KA Edwards, no run, short of a length, on off, pushed to midwicket

49.4

Watson to KA Edwards, no run, slower legcutter again, Edwards stays on the crease, covers the movement, and defends it to cover

49.5

Watson to KA Edwards, no run, length ball, around a set of stumps wide, left alone now

49.6

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

End of over 50 (6 runs) West Indies 121/1
KA Edwards    46* (94b 7x4 1x6)      SR Watson    5-2-17-0
KC Brathwaite    47* (152b 4x4)      NM Lyon    8-2-24-0
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200
Series Results
West Indies v Australia at Roseau - Apr 23-27, 2012
Australia won by 75 runs
West Indies v Australia at Port of Spain - Apr 15-19, 2012
Match drawn
West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown - Apr 7-11, 2012
Australia won by 3 wickets
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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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