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32.4

Roach to Clarke, no run, short of a length, angling in towards off, pushed to point

32.5

Roach to Clarke, FOUR, too straight this time, nudged away fine of long leg. Nice little welcome gift

32.6

Roach to Clarke, no run, length ball, Clarke is forward, gets the inside edge towards square leg

Australia 87/3   MJ Clarke 4* (3b 1x4)

34.1

Roach to Clarke, FOUR, beautiful drive. Clarke leans into a length ball, covers the angle, and drives it on the up, between cover and mid-off

34.2

Roach to Clarke, no run, length ball, angling in from wide outside off, but not enough to make him play

34.3

Roach to Clarke, no run, full delivery from wide of the crease again, pushed to cover

34.4

Roach to Clarke, no run, short and wide, Clarke thinks of the cut, but doesn't go after it

34.5

Roach to Clarke, no run, slight extra bounce, 141ks, short of a length, rising towards the chest. Clarke is on his toes to keep this down

34.6

Roach to Clarke, no run, fuller, Clarke feels confident enough to drive, but can't beat cover

Australia 93/3   MJ Clarke 8* (9b 2x4)

37.1

Shillingford to Clarke, no run, slightly short of a length, Clarke is back, turns this to short fine

37.2

Shillingford to Clarke, no run, flighted, fuller, Clarke is right forward to smother it

37.3

Shillingford to Clarke, no run, nicely tossed up wide outside off, Clarke right forward again, defending to silly point

37.4

Shillingford to Clarke, 1 run, down the track this time to push this to mid-on for a quick single. Slightly heavy lunch for the man there

Australia 103/3   MJ Clarke 9* (13b 2x4)

38.1

Edwards to Clarke, no run, short of a length, around off, no loosener, defended back

38.2

Edwards to Clarke, no run, full, swinging in - the could be reverse - Clarke pushes this down to mid-on

38.3

Edwards to Clarke, no run, false shot. Castro gets this one to move away. Clarke is mindful of the previous inswinger, and even though it is wide he follows it instinctively. Beaten

38.4

Edwards to Clarke, no run, this one jags back in, pushed to midwicket

38.5

Edwards to Clarke, no run, outswinger from wide of the crease, but Clarke is aware of the trick now, and doesn't play at this

38.6

Edwards to Clarke, no run, short of a length, Clarke quick to rock back and punch this square, but can't beat point

Australia 103/3   MJ Clarke 9* (19b 2x4)

40.1

Edwards to Clarke, no run, length ball, on off, pushed to cover

40.2

Edwards to Clarke, no run, the slowness of the pitch. This a length ball, Clarke looks to play it with the angle, the ball doesn't come on, the leading edge flies towards point but falls short. Edwards has also seemingly taken out bits of the pitch in his followthrough

40.3

Edwards to Clarke, no run, aha, the running... pushed wide of mid-off, Clarke wants one, but Watson sends him back. The camera pans to Ponting in the balcony

40.4

Edwards to Clarke, no run, short of a length, into the pads, pushed to midwicket

40.5

Edwards to Clarke, no run, length ball, on off, angling in, defended to leg. Hits the toe of the bat. Variable bounce: check. Slowness: check. You don't want to bat last here

40.6

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

Australia 107/3   MJ Clarke 9* (25b 2x4)

42.1

Edwards to Clarke, no run, length ball, aimed at top of off, Clarke stays back to block it

42.2

Edwards to Clarke, no run, length ball around off again, Clarke is forward this time in defence

42.3

Edwards to Clarke, no run, on that same length, same line again, this one holds the line a touch, takes the outside half of the bat, towards gully, along the ground

42.4

Edwards to Clarke, no run, short of a length now, on off, stays back and defends

42.5

Edwards to Clarke, no run, goes wide of the crease, bowls really full, Clarke is squared up a touch as he pushes this back to Edwards

42.6

Edwards to Clarke, no run, full, on off, no movement, pushed back to Edwards

Australia 107/3   MJ Clarke 9* (31b 2x4)

43.3

Shillingford to Clarke, FOUR, Clarke dances down the track, gets right down to the pitch of this flighted delivery outside off, and lofts it well over mid-on. You need to keep doing that now and then to spin

43.4

Shillingford to Clarke, no run, Clarke is looking to leave the crease again, SS bowls flatter, and Clarke kicks it away

43.5

Shillingford to Clarke, no run, stays back as SS bowls this short, looks to work it around the corner, but can't beat square leg

43.6

Shillingford to Clarke, no run, dip and turn on this as Clarke presses forward and has his inside edge beaten. Stifled shout for lbw, but he has got himself outside the line

Australia 112/3   MJ Clarke 13* (35b 3x4)

44.6

Edwards to Clarke, no run, nicely driven on the up but Barath makes a diving ave at cover

Australia 113/3   MJ Clarke 13* (36b 3x4)

45.6

Shillingford to Clarke, no run, turning down leg, beats him, but misses the stumps too

Australia 114/3   MJ Clarke 13* (37b 3x4)

47.1

Deonarine to Clarke, no run, flighted outside off, Clarke kicks it away

47.2

Deonarine to Clarke, no run, comes down the track, close to the pitch of it, drives it to midwicket

47.3

Deonarine to Clarke, no run, quicker delivery, stays back to defend

47.4

Deonarine to Clarke, no run, this one pitches on a length and stays low, hits the toe end of the bat

47.5

Deonarine to Clarke, 1 run, short delivery, pulled away to deep square

Australia 115/3   MJ Clarke 14* (42b 3x4)

48.1

Sammy to Clarke, no run, length ball outside off, left alone

48.2

Sammy to Clarke, no run, another leave well outside off

48.3

Sammy to Clarke, no run, on a length, just outside off, Clarke is forward and defending

48.4

Sammy to Clarke, no run, angled in, Clarke looks to play to leg, gets a leading edge back to Sammy

48.5

Sammy to Clarke, no run, short of a length, well wide of off, Clarke shoulders arms

48.6

Sammy to Clarke, no run, length ball, wider this time, Clarke pushes forward into the drive, finds cover

Australia 117/3   MJ Clarke 14* (48b 3x4)

50.4

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

50.5

Sammy to Clarke, no run, walks down the track, covers for any movement back in, and then shoulders arms

50.6

Sammy to Clarke, no run, wide length ball, no attempt to play at it

Australia 119/3   MJ Clarke 14* (51b 3x4)

51.4

Deonarine to Clarke, no run, dip and turn there, but Clarke has got outside the line with a forward stride

51.5

Deonarine to Clarke, no run, pushes forward, sees a flat trajectory, and goes back to defend a full delivery

51.6

Deonarine to Clarke, 1 run, short of a length, turning in, stays back to push this to long-on for one

Australia 121/3   MJ Clarke 15* (54b 3x4)

52.1

Sammy to Clarke, no run, he finally gets to bowl one, which is on a length, wide outside off, and is left alone

52.2

Sammy to Clarke, no run, length ball, on off, slight shape away, defended off the front foot by Clarke

52.3

Sammy to Clarke, 1 leg bye, angling into the pads, misses out, gets a leg-bye

Australia 122/3   MJ Clarke 15* (57b 3x4)

53.1

Deonarine to Clarke, no run, full on off, defended solidly

53.2

Deonarine to Clarke, no run, goes down really low to pull this slightly short delivery, into the shin pads of short leg Barath

53.3

Deonarine to Clarke, no run, turning into the pads, can't beat square leg

53.4

Deonarine to Clarke, no run, played with the turn, to square leg again

53.5

Deonarine to Clarke, 1 run, a long hop, and Clarke has go low again to get under the delivery and pull it for a single

Australia 125/3   MJ Clarke 16* (62b 3x4)

54.1

Sammy to Clarke, no run, half-volley on the pads, but he has played this straight to midwicket

54.2

Sammy to Clarke, no run, left alone outside off, no movement to bother him

54.3

Sammy to Clarke, no run, stump to stump, 117ks, Clarke pushes this to mid-on

54.4

Sammy to Clarke, no run, fuller, just outside off, Clarke pushes forward, and drives it to mid-on

54.5

Sammy to Clarke, 1 run, gives this length ball the full face, gets a thick inside edge to deep square for a single

Australia 128/3   MJ Clarke 17* (67b 3x4)

55.1

Deonarine to Clarke, no run, Clarke comes down the track, and push-drives it to mid-off

55.2

Deonarine to Clarke, no run, tossed up outside off, Clarke is well forward in defence

55.3

Deonarine to Clarke, no run, another shimmy down the track, another drive to mid-off

55.4

Deonarine to Clarke, FOUR, quicker, flatter, also shorter, Clarke transfers the weight quickly, and pulls this behind square for four. A rare boundary

55.5

Deonarine to Clarke, no run, flights this one. Clarke counters it by coming down, and driving it to cover

55.6

Deonarine to Clarke, no run, down the pitch again, and pushes this to the bowler to usher in the tea break

Australia 132/3   MJ Clarke 21* (73b 4x4)

56.3

Shillingford to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke is down the track, is beaten in the flight, but goes through with the drive nonetheless, gets a single past midwicket

Australia 134/3   MJ Clarke 22* (74b 4x4)

57.1

Roach to Clarke, FOUR, full and wide to start off with, and he drives this through cover, and Brathwaite gives chase, but is touching the rope as he pulls the ball back in upon putting in the slide

57.2

Roach to Clarke, FOUR, short and wide, Clarke cuts solidly, past gully, and West Indies have come out loose after tea. What's in the biscuits?

57.3

Roach to Clarke, no run, full and straight this time, Clarke pushes it to mid-on

57.4

Roach to Clarke, no run, wide of the crease, on a length, headed for off, defended

57.5

Roach to Clarke, 3 runs, lovely stroke from Clarke. Length ball from Roach, Clarke leans into it, drives it on the up, between mid-off and cover, all along the ground. Edwards chases, makes a sliding save at the boundary

Australia 149/3   MJ Clarke 33* (79b 6x4)

58.1

Shillingford to Clarke, no run, sweep, I think the first of this Test, but can't beat short fine

58.2

Shillingford to Clarke, FOUR, Clarke is on fire here. He has flicked some sort of switch on after tea. Dances down the track, close to the pitch of the ball, and lofts it straight over his head

58.3

Shillingford to Clarke, no run, presses forward to push at a length delivery - bat and pad close together

58.4

Shillingford to Clarke, 1 run, turning into the pads, worked away square on the on side

58.6

Shillingford to Clarke, no run, fires this one in, Clarke is caught back to a full delivery, but keeps it out

Australia 155/3   MJ Clarke 38* (84b 7x4)

60.1

Shillingford to Clarke, no run, Clarke leaves the crease, doesn't get close to the ball, pushes in front of his body, but manages to keep this defensive shot down

60.2

Shillingford to Clarke, no run, appeal for bat-pad. Turned down. They have a discussion. Long conversation. Erasmus tells them the 15 seconds have elapsed. Clarke pushed forward, was beaten in the flight, but it missed the bat by a mile. So a good thing they didn't review

60.3

Shillingford to Clarke, 1 run, stays back to work this around the corner for one

Australia 156/3   MJ Clarke 39* (87b 7x4)

61.1

Roach to Clarke, no run, short of a length, around off, defended

61.2

Roach to Clarke, no run, another defensive shot from the crease. Roach seems to have found that tentative area again after the first loose over

61.3

Roach to Clarke, no run, full and sliding down leg, Clarke misses out as he turns the bat face a little early

61.4

Roach to Clarke, no run, on a length again, just outside off, defended to cover

61.5

Roach to Clarke, no run, straight-drive by Clarke, misses the stumps by six inches, but the mid-on comes around to save runs. Very straight, is the mid-on

61.6

Roach to Clarke, 1 run, short of a length, and he drops this to cover and steals a single

Australia 157/3   MJ Clarke 40* (93b 7x4)

62.1

Shillingford to Clarke, 1 run, slog-sweep from Clarke, but one that he keeps down, and takes a single to deep midwicket

62.5

Shillingford to Clarke, no run, short, looks to cut, but this stays low, and beats his bottom edge

62.6

Shillingford to Clarke, no run, caught back to a length ball. This is a length ball, and he is gone lbw. Clarke has reviewed this, more in hope than through knowing he is not out. He is beaten in flight, which doesn't happen often. Clarke is caught back, the ball turns in, hits the back leg. This looks good to be out, but the replays - or shall I say the projection system - says this has hit him outside the line by a hair's width. Clarke stays on. That looked gone for all money. But it's all about determining the point of impact

Australia 159/3   MJ Clarke 41* (96b 7x4)

63.5

Roach to Clarke, FOUR, half-volley outside off, nicely driven along and down the ground, between mid-off and the bowler

63.6

Roach to Clarke, no run, length ball on off, pushed to cover

Australia 165/3   MJ Clarke 45* (98b 8x4)

65.1

Deonarine to Clarke, OUT, short, long hop, Clarke has hooked him straight down deep square leg. What a bowling change. Faz Mohammed goes: "Michael Clarke... drowning in honey." It's the offies' trick. Bowled Deonarine, caught Shillingford. Clarke gets low down because of the low bounce in the pitch, and pulls this. Slight top edge, and Shillingford accepts delightfully. Clarke can't believe this. Music goes wild at the Oval

MJ Clarke c Shillingford b Deonarine 45 (129m 99b 8x4 0x6) SR: 45.45

Australia 167/4   MJ Clarke 45 (99b 8x4)
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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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Ben Hilfenhaus reacts as West Indian batsmen put on runs, West Indies v Australia, 2nd Test, Port-of-Spain, April 19, 2012

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