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

50.1

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

50.2

Sammy to Watson, no run, short of a length, Watson is forward regardless, and defends

One gully to go with the wide slip

50.3

Sammy to Watson, 1 run, loose ball on the pads, flicked away for a single

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

End of over 51 (1 run) Australia 119/3
MJ Clarke    14* (51b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    10-4-13-0
SR Watson    39* (113b 6x4)      N Deonarine    2-0-4-0

""Scoring with any sort of freedom is difficult. Well a final verdict on that can be passed only after Shiv C has batted", you're having a laugh right?" No Jonesy, I have seen him bat fluently on wickets where all other 21 batsmen have struggled to score freely

51.1

Deonarine to Watson, no run, length ball outside off, turning in gently, defended

51.2

Deonarine to Watson, no run, stays back to a flat delivery, works it to square leg

51.3

Deonarine to Watson, 1 run, short ball, stays low, but Watson does well to pull it to deep square for one. It is to the right of the boundary rider, but Roach does well to keep them to one

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

End of over 52 (2 runs) Australia 121/3
MJ Clarke    15* (54b 3x4)      N Deonarine    3-0-6-0
SR Watson    40* (116b 6x4)      DJG Sammy    10-4-13-0

Twice Sammy has had to pull out because of movement in front of sight screen

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

52.4

Sammy to Watson, no run, length ball outside off, pushed to cover

52.5

Sammy to Watson, no run, forward defensive to another length ball

52.6

Sammy to Watson, 2 runs, fuller, driving length, driven past the diving Barath at cover

End of over 53 (3 runs) Australia 124/3
SR Watson    42* (119b 6x4)      DJG Sammy    11-4-15-0
MJ Clarke    15* (57b 3x4)      N Deonarine    3-0-6-0

"An example of that match? Scorecard please. Not that I doubt Chanderpaul's ability but would like to see if I remember the match. Ring some bells, please." Punit, Here's one. Innings run-rate of 2.8/ Others all struggling, Shiv scores a hundred at a a strike-rate of 60. It was a similarly sluggish wicket too

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

53.6

Deonarine to Watson, 2 runs, pulled again, this time to the right of deep square, comes back for two

End of over 54 (3 runs) Australia 127/3
SR Watson    44* (120b 6x4)      N Deonarine    4-0-9-0
MJ Clarke    16* (62b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    11-4-15-0

Not long to go before tea. Two overs perhaps

54.1

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

"Re - Shiv fast scoring, what about his hundred in 60 odd balls vs Aus in 2003?" Yes Jurie Schoeman, he is a crazy man, in the wily Shiv

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

54.6

Sammy to Watson, no run, rolls his finger, a little offcutter starting outside off, Watson is well forward to defend

End of over 55 (1 run) Australia 128/3
SR Watson    44* (121b 6x4)      DJG Sammy    12-4-16-0
MJ Clarke    17* (67b 3x4)      N Deonarine    4-0-9-0

A silly mid-on joins the slip and short leg as catching men

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

2.42pm That's tea then. As Fazeer Mohammed puts it, this has been a tough session of... cricket-watching. A sluggish pitch. A back-breaker for the fast bowlers with no value for stroke-play either. Even for the spinner, the turn is slow. So a battle of attrition has ensued, and we have 132 runs scored in 56 overs. We will be back by about 3pm

End of over 56 (4 runs) Australia 132/3
MJ Clarke    21* (73b 4x4)      N Deonarine    5-0-13-0
SR Watson    44* (121b 6x4)      DJG Sammy    12-4-16-0

3pm Welcome back for the final session of day one. It has been a slow and low day. It is turning all right, but turning slow. These two have often stayed back, been beaten in flight, and yet recovered well. edges are not carrying. Shots are difficult to time. And the stat for the session: Roach to Ponting in Tests: 67 runs, four wickets. Shillingford gets a change if ends. Same field for him: a slip, a silly point and a short leg

56.1

Shillingford to Watson, no run, Watson shimmies down, pushes this to midwicket

56.2

Shillingford to Watson, 1 run, short of a length, slow, into the pads, worked away to bring up the 50th run of the stand

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

Silly point comes out

56.4

Shillingford to Watson, no run, slow, flighted, on a length outside off, defended by Watson

56.5

Shillingford to Watson, no run, Watson is well forward to defend a fullish delivery

56.6

Shillingford to Watson, FOUR, overpitched, Watson drives it nicely wide of mid-on, does really well to get the timing behind it, getting power also through a late whip of the wrists

End of over 57 (6 runs) Australia 138/3
SR Watson    49* (126b 7x4)      S Shillingford    17-6-26-1
MJ Clarke    22* (74b 4x4)      N Deonarine    5-0-13-0

Kemar Roach comes back. One wide slip and a gully in

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

57.6

Roach to Watson, no run, pulls the length back a little, Watson is forward to defend it

End of over 58 (11 runs) Australia 149/3
SR Watson    49* (127b 7x4)      KAJ Roach    13-2-69-2
MJ Clarke    33* (79b 6x4)      S Shillingford    17-6-26-1

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

58.5

Shillingford to Watson, 1 run, tossed up on off, pushed down quietly to long-on to bring up a quiet fifty, and he quietly accepts the quiet applause. Responsible innings

58.6

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

End of over 59 (6 runs) Australia 155/3
MJ Clarke    38* (84b 7x4)      S Shillingford    18-6-32-1
SR Watson    50* (128b 7x4)      KAJ Roach    13-2-69-2

59.1

Roach to Watson, no run, full, on off, Watson drives it back to Roach

59.2

Roach to Watson, no run, wide of the crease, pitches just outside off, Watson looks to drive, gets an inside edge onto the pad

59.3

Roach to Watson, no run, wide of the crease again, full, just outside off, hits the inside half of the bat again

59.4

Roach to Watson, no run, middle of the bat this time, Watson is right forward in defence, though

59.5

Roach to Watson, no run, stays full, a touch straighter, Watson pushes it to mid-on

59.6

Roach to Watson, no run, digs this in short, and with great effort finally manages one to get bounce as high as the shoulders. Watson pulls out of the pull shot. First maiden since tea

End of over 60 (maiden) Australia 155/3
SR Watson    50* (134b 7x4)      KAJ Roach    14-3-69-2
MJ Clarke    38* (84b 7x4)      S Shillingford    18-6-32-1

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

60.4

Shillingford to Watson, no run, full, just outside off, defended

60.5

Shillingford to Watson, no run, turning down leg, Watson helps it around the corner. Can't beat short fine leg

60.6

Shillingford to Watson, no run, itching to press forward, he defends this offbreak on a length outside off

End of over 61 (1 run) Australia 156/3
SR Watson    50* (137b 7x4)      S Shillingford    19-6-33-1
MJ Clarke    39* (87b 7x4)      KAJ Roach    14-3-69-2

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

"It would be great to see him go on to a hundred (and a big hundred at that) for once. But what is the verdict on Watson at three. Do you think he looks good at that position?" Ryan, I'd have him in the top three. Too good a player to bat low at No. 7. Played very well in that second innings in Barbados, and is digging in here. Not flowing, but hanging in

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

End of over 62 (1 run) Australia 157/3
MJ Clarke    40* (93b 7x4)      KAJ Roach    15-3-70-2
SR Watson    50* (137b 7x4)      S Shillingford    19-6-33-1

"Big question is can Watson convert this one now? A fairly poor conversion rate in Tests so far for him, desperately needs a big'un in Tests now. You feel he has not quite reached his potential in Tests yet, with bat and ball. Injuries ofcourse have kept him quiet, but it's time he started converting those fifties..." True, Punit

62.1

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

62.2

Shillingford to Watson, no run, flighted outside off, defended to cover

62.3

Shillingford to Watson, no run, length ball outside off, defended back to SS

"Could you please ask Punter to retire and take sachin with him. Maybe they can play shuffleboard together?" Titobasu, they can retire when they want. But if the selectors feel they are no longer needed, they can drop them

62.4

Shillingford to Watson, 1 run, driven to long-on for a single

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

End of over 63 (2 runs) Australia 159/3
MJ Clarke    41* (96b 7x4)      S Shillingford    20-6-35-1
SR Watson    51* (140b 7x4)      KAJ Roach    15-3-70-2

63.1

Roach to Watson, no run, short of a length, just outside off, defended

63.2

Roach to Watson, no run, short of a length, angling in, pushed to midwicket

"While I don't mind seeing Watson at three (I think he's doing fine there), I do object to having Hussey pushed further down the order. He is a wonderful player and deserves to be in the top five so he can bat with batsmen, not tail-enders!" Well, Matthew, Watson is only replacing Marsh at 3. Or maybe you mean Hussey shouldn't have been pushed down originally

63.3

Roach to Watson, 1 no ball, no-ball for height as he lets slip a full toss. Apologises to Watson immediately, who defends this in front of his ribs

63.3

Roach to Watson, no run, full and straight, driven to mid-on

63.4

Roach to Watson, 1 run, length ball on the pads, picked away for a single

"The Australian selectors will undoubtedly tell Punter when he's no longer needed, but I don't think the Indian selcetors are brave enough to drop Sachin." Hard to argue, James, but it's unfair to ask Tendulkar to take that responsibility too, and deny him the period of struggle almost every player goes through before retiring

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

End of over 64 (6 runs) Australia 165/3
MJ Clarke    45* (98b 8x4)      KAJ Roach    16-3-76-2
SR Watson    52* (145b 7x4)      S Shillingford    20-6-35-1

64.1

Shillingford to Watson, no run, flighted outside off, defended off the front foot

64.2

Shillingford to Watson, 2 runs, turning into the pads, whipped away past midwicket

64.3

Shillingford to Watson, no run, flighted outside off, pushed to that short straight midwicket

64.4

Shillingford to Watson, no run, slower through the air, tossed up outside off, defended back

64.5

Shillingford to Watson, no run, slight shimmy down the track, a forward press, defensive smother

64.6

Shillingford to Watson, no run, another forward-defensive, this time to cover

End of over 65 (2 runs) Australia 167/3
SR Watson    54* (151b 7x4)      S Shillingford    21-6-37-1
MJ Clarke    45* (98b 8x4)      KAJ Roach    16-3-76-2

Deonarine comes back now

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

In comes Michael Hussey. Trembling, I am sure, at the thoughts of deadly Deonarine long hops

65.2

Deonarine to Hussey, no run, short of a length, on the stumps, defended

65.3

Deonarine to Hussey, no run, pushed to straight extra cover where Bravo is hit on the wrist

65.4

Deonarine to Hussey, no run, goes back to a length ball, and defends, not without exciting the bowler because of the misjudgement

65.5

Deonarine to Hussey, no run, full and straight, pushed back to him

65.6

Deonarine to Hussey, no run, short, stays low, Hussey is back again, keeping this out

End of over 66 (wicket maiden) Australia 167/4
MEK Hussey    0* (5b)      N Deonarine    6-1-13-1
SR Watson    54* (151b 7x4)      S Shillingford    21-6-37-1

"Am I missing something here? Since 2007, Ponting has averaged in the 30s every year bar 1. That is very poor considering we are talking of 50 tests over 5 years. If the Aussie selectors were as brave as people think, he would have been shown the door a while back." Simon, maybe the new panel is different? Let's not talk of Hilditch and friends when discussing Aussie selection panels

66.1

Shillingford to Watson, no run, length ball outside off, stays back to defend

66.2

Shillingford to Watson, no run, fuller, straighter, Watson is forward, working to leg

66.3

Shillingford to Watson, no run, slower through the air, stays low, Watson keeps it out

66.4

Shillingford to Watson, no run, coming down the wicket a bit, pushes this back to Shillingford

66.5

Shillingford to Watson, no run, nice dip and turn on this, Watson defends to short leg

"Michael Clarke, you are captain of Australia, you absolutely cannot play shots like that anymore!" A bit harsh, Jason?

66.6

Shillingford to Watson, no run, quicker, flatter, defended off the back foot

End of over 67 (maiden) Australia 167/4
SR Watson    54* (157b 7x4)      S Shillingford    22-7-37-1
MEK Hussey    0* (5b)      N Deonarine    6-1-13-1

67.1

Deonarine to Hussey, no run, tossed up on off, defended back to him

67.2

Deonarine to Hussey, no run, nicely bowled, just short of driving length, on off, turning away, hits the outside half of the bat

67.3

Deonarine to Hussey, no run, fuller, easier to drive, but Huss can't beat short straight extra cover

67.4

Deonarine to Hussey, no run, defended with an open face, past silly point

67.5

Deonarine to Hussey, no run, full and wide, Huss drives, but finds extra cover

67.6

Deonarine to Hussey, 1 run, full, on off, Hussey pushes this wide of extra cover, and gets off the amrk

End of over 68 (1 run) Australia 168/4
MEK Hussey    1* (11b)      N Deonarine    7-1-14-1
SR Watson    54* (157b 7x4)      S Shillingford    22-7-37-1

Something stuck in Shilly's eye. Shiv C tries to pick it, but they might need someone more qualified to do the job. Bishoo comes out with a towel, and Shiv C is back on the job

68.1

Shillingford to Hussey, (no ball) FOUR, filthy full toss. Shilly is rattled by whatever was in the eye. Hussey cashes in by hitting it for four to deep midwicket

"All those who are calling for ponting's head (or bat), who is gonna replace him? marsh? besides, wasn't he going through a renaissance last series?" asks Junior. And I can assure you it is not Mark Waugh

68.1

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, angles in towards middle and off, turns away, defended past slip

Shilly hasn't done so for long today, but he has bowled really well to left-hand batsmen. Getting warner in his first over, and this is testing line for Hussey, with turn against the angle

68.2

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, defended off the front foot

68.3

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, Baugh has dropped Hussey. Pushed through quiker, short of a length, middle and off, then turning away against the angle, Hussey follows it, gloves it, but Baugh doesn't hold on

68.4

Shillingford to Hussey, no run

68.5

Shillingford to Hussey, no run

68.6

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, flighted outside off, left alone to turn harmlessly away

End of over 69 (5 runs) Australia 173/4
MEK Hussey    5* (18b 1x4)      S Shillingford    23-7-42-1
SR Watson    54* (157b 7x4)      N Deonarine    7-1-14-1

69.1

Deonarine to Watson, no run, quick, into the pads, defended off the back foot

69.2

Deonarine to Watson, no run

69.3

Deonarine to Watson, no run, length ball, quick, full outside off, defended

69.4

Deonarine to Watson, no run, quick and flat again, whipped away to short midwicket

69.5

Deonarine to Watson, no run, tossed up outside off, defended off the front foot

69.6

Deonarine to Watson, no run, comes down the crease, right down to the pitch of the ball, defends it back to him

End of over 70 (maiden) Australia 173/4
SR Watson    54* (163b 7x4)      N Deonarine    8-2-14-1
MEK Hussey    5* (18b 1x4)      S Shillingford    23-7-42-1

70.1

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, length ball on leg, turning away towards middle and leg, beats the sweep

70.2

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, defended off the front foot, back to Shillingford

70.3

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, quick delivery, on off, pushes with an open face

70.4

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, tossed up on the pad again, pushed towards mid-on

Two slips now to join silly point and short leg

70.5

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, full ball, on off, driven to cover

70.6

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, flighted on middle and leg again, Hussey plays to off again, with the turn

End of over 71 (maiden) Australia 173/4
MEK Hussey    5* (24b 1x4)      S Shillingford    24-8-42-1
SR Watson    54* (163b 7x4)      N Deonarine    8-2-14-1

"Michael Hussey coming to play his 72nd consecutive Test match, he has never missed a Test for Australia since making his debut. In case you wondering the world record, Adam Gilchrist in his 96-Test career played all the Tests of Australia without skipping any." Thanks, Mazher Arshad

71.1

Deonarine to Watson, no run, full, on the stumps, pushed to short midwicket

71.2

Deonarine to Watson, no run, short of a length, Watson stays pack, punches this back to him

71.3

Deonarine to Watson, no run, beaten on the sweep, but this is headed down leg

71.4

Deonarine to Watson, no run, length ball, middle and leg, turned to midwicket

71.5

Deonarine to Watson, 1 run, short of a length, too straight, whipped away to deep square

71.6

Deonarine to Hussey, no run, pitched up on middle and leg, Hussey, defends this to mid-on

These guys are rushing through their overs. Expect the same until the new ball is due

End of over 72 (1 run) Australia 174/4
MEK Hussey    5* (25b 1x4)      N Deonarine    9-2-15-1
SR Watson    55* (168b 7x4)      S Shillingford    24-8-42-1

72.1

Shillingford to Watson, no run, draws him out a bit, Watson does so, gets close to it, and smothers the turn

72.2

Shillingford to Watson, no run, another shimmy down the wicket, pushes this to midwicket

72.3

Shillingford to Watson, 1 run, full outside off, Watson feels it full enough for adventure, and drives against the turn, but can't beat mid-off. However he gets a single

72.4

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, Hussey comes down the track too, close to the pitch of the ball, pushing it back to him

72.5

Shillingford to Hussey, 3 runs, Hussey drives this time, gets a little bit of width, and he places it through the crowded cover field, to the right of extra cover this time

72.6

Shillingford to Watson, OUT, Watson goes between 50 and 100 again. Sharp catch for Barath at short leg. Watson leaves the crease again, Shillingford pushes this in flatter and shorter of what Watto expects it to be. He ends up pushing bat and pad at it, and gets an inside edge edge onto the pad. The ball flies off the pad, and Barath finishes a good reflex catch over the height of his shoulder

SR Watson c Barath b Shillingford 56 (214m 172b 7x4 0x6) SR: 32.55

Immediately Gwinyie writes in, "Shane watson falls in 50's again. Surely number 6 is his right spot? Missed out on many singles also today..."

End of over 73 (4 runs) Australia 178/5
     S Shillingford    25-8-46-2
MEK Hussey    8* (27b 1x4)      N Deonarine    9-2-15-1

73.1

Deonarine to Hussey, no run, length ball, on the pad, turning away, left alone. Brave leave, but well done

73.2

Deonarine to Hussey, no run, short of a length, pushed to cover, keeps it out even though it stays low

73.3

Deonarine to Hussey, no run, short and wide, he goes back to cut, doesn't beat cover

73.4

Deonarine to Hussey, no run, short again, and he finds the cover fielder again

73.5

Deonarine to Hussey, no run, full, on middle and leg, opens the front leg up a bit, pushes this back to Deonarine

73.6

Deonarine to Hussey, no run, flighted on middle and off, defended back to Deonarine

End of over 74 (maiden) Australia 178/5
MEK Hussey    8* (33b 1x4)      N Deonarine    10-3-15-1
MS Wade    0* (0b)      S Shillingford    25-8-46-2

Two slips, a silly point and an FSL for Wade

74.1

Shillingford to Wade, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, defended to short leg

74.2

Shillingford to Wade, no run, moves across to this one, short of a length, defends to leg

74.3

Shillingford to Wade, no run, Wade moves across again, Shilly stays accurate, middle and off, and the bat comes down in time

74.4

Shillingford to Wade, no run, again, Wade is across, Shilly is interested with an accurate delivery, and then the bat comes down in time in defence

74.5

Shillingford to Wade, no run, slightly shorter, gets the turn, Wade opens the face, following the turn, defending towards gully

74.6

Shillingford to Wade, no run, full now, on the pads, turning towards middle and off, defended to short leg

End of over 75 (maiden) Australia 178/5
MS Wade    0* (6b)      S Shillingford    26-9-46-2
MEK Hussey    8* (33b 1x4)      N Deonarine    10-3-15-1

75.1

Deonarine to Hussey, no run, full and flat on middle and leg, defended to cover

75.2

Deonarine to Hussey, no run, tossed up on off, defended solidly to cover

75.3

Deonarine to Hussey, 2 runs, goes for the square cut here to a delivery slightly short, and Shillingford - having just bowled an over - makes a diving save at point, and in the process hurts himself

The left shin is bleeding, and he is getting treatment

"I know I'm off topic but........why is there an Indian song playing in the background?!?! o.O" Stark, it's Trini. Their music takes influence from many places, one of them being India

75.4

Deonarine to Hussey, 1 run, full, Hussey steps down a bit, pushes this to the right of mid-on for a single

"I hope Stephen Fleming isn't reading your commentary. He suffered similar 50-99 luck, just as Watto. Of course, when I say "suffered", we actually celebrated him as our best batsman..." Milkman, if I were the captain, I wouldn't mind between 50 and 99, if it happened often enough. Deo is round the stumps now

75.5

Deonarine to Wade, no run, length ball on the pads, slight straightening, defended to leg

75.6

Deonarine to Wade, no run, Wade dangerously stays back to this length ball that stays low. Dangerously deep in the crease, and is perhaps hit just outside the line

End of over 76 (3 runs) Australia 181/5
MS Wade    0* (8b)      N Deonarine    11-3-18-1
MEK Hussey    11* (37b 1x4)      S Shillingford    26-9-46-2

76.1

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, offbreak but starts outside off, and Hussey leaves it alone

76.2

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, length ball on middle and off, defended to cover

76.3

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, full, middle and leg, Hussey is right forward, not giving it time to turn

76.4

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, full, middle and off, another defensive shot, to silly point

76.5

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, shimmies down the track, right to the pitch of the ball, pushes it to cover

76.6

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, tossed up on off, slower through the air, Hussey is equal to it, playing late in defence

End of over 77 (maiden) Australia 181/5
MEK Hussey    11* (43b 1x4)      S Shillingford    27-10-46-2
MS Wade    0* (8b)      N Deonarine    11-3-18-1

77.1

Deonarine to Wade, no run, length ball on off, hits the inside half of the bat as it doesn't turn enough

77.2

Deonarine to Wade, no run, slight dip, pitches outside off, turns away, left alone

77.3

Deonarine to Wade, no run, looks to cut this one, but it stays low, and he ends up hitting it to short cover

77.4

Deonarine to Wade, 2 runs, shimmies down, pushes it to extra cover

Interesting times. Will WI take the new ball? They seem to have exercised a lot of control with this old ball, but the new ball is likely to turn and bounce faster than this one

77.5

Deonarine to Wade, no run, a posspible chance, but highly difficult. Looks to play this behind square on leg, gets a leading edge low and quick to FSL. Brathwaite can't hold on

77.6

Deonarine to Wade, no run, defended off the front foot, back to the bowler

"The song you probably heard was "Single Forever" by K.I. [short for Kinky Indian]" Priceless information from Kevin Augustine

End of over 78 (2 runs) Australia 183/5
MS Wade    2* (14b)      N Deonarine    12-3-20-1
MEK Hussey    11* (43b 1x4)      S Shillingford    27-10-46-2

78.1

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, follows the turn, opens the face, defends

78.2

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, stays back to a flat delivery, and opens the face, but also keeps it down

78.3

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, bounce. A length ball, outside off, jumps at him, hits the glove, and luckily for him dies down

78.4

Shillingford to Hussey, 1 run, full, on the pads, swept away for a single to Bishoo at fine leg, who is on for Powell

78.5

Shillingford to Wade, no run, slower through the air, tossed up on off, defended

78.6

Shillingford to Wade, no run, full, on off, driven to mid-off

End of over 79 (1 run) Australia 184/5
MS Wade    2* (16b)      S Shillingford    28-10-47-2
MEK Hussey    12* (47b 1x4)      N Deonarine    12-3-20-1

79.1

Deonarine to Hussey, no run, flighted on middle and off, watchfully played to cover

79.2

Deonarine to Hussey, no run, flat and quick, turning away after pitching outside off, left alone

79.3

Deonarine to Hussey, no run, stays back to defend a shortish delivery

79.4

Deonarine to Hussey, 1 run, flat, into the pads, worked past midwicket for one

79.5

Deonarine to Wade, no run, tossed up on middle and off, no turn, but he does well to defend it back

79.6

Deonarine to Wade, no run, this one turns and bounces after pitching on a length outside off. Wade lets it be

End of over 80 (1 run) Australia 185/5
MS Wade    2* (18b)      N Deonarine    13-3-21-1
MEK Hussey    13* (51b 1x4)      S Shillingford    28-10-47-2

No new ball

80.1

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, short of a length, on off, turning away, pushed to point

80.2

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, full, just outside off, going on with the angle, watchfully defended

80.3

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, slightly short of a length, Hussey stays back, Sammy is excited at slip

80.4

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, length ball, on off, turns away towards slip, defended square

80.5

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, quicker, pushed through, slight turn away after pitching off, defended by Hussey again, who is hurried in again

80.6

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, slower through the air, still 87ks, full, on off, driven to mid-off

End of over 81 (maiden) Australia 185/5
MEK Hussey    13* (57b 1x4)      S Shillingford    29-11-47-2
MS Wade    2* (18b)      N Deonarine    13-3-21-1

81.1

Deonarine to Wade, 1 run, goes deep in the crease, punches a short of a length delivery between point and cover-point

81.2

Deonarine to Hussey, no run, flighted on off, on a length, turning away, defended off the front foot

81.3

Deonarine to Hussey, no run, drags this down, Hussey punches this to cover

81.4

Deonarine to Hussey, 1 run, pushed towards cover, and the dive there deflects the ball towards mid-off, allowing him the single

81.5

Deonarine to Wade, no run, comes down the track, close to the pitch of the ball, drives it back to ND

81.6

Deonarine to Wade, no run, cover-drive now, but doesn't find the gap

End of over 82 (2 runs) Australia 187/5
MS Wade    3* (21b)      N Deonarine    14-3-23-1
MEK Hussey    14* (60b 1x4)      S Shillingford    29-11-47-2

82.1

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, length ball, on off, pushed to cover

82.2

Shillingford to Hussey, 1 run, delays the shot this time, opens the face, pushes this to the left of point, and takes the single

82.3

Shillingford to Wade, no run, changes the line a bit, pitches leg, turning towards the stumps, Wade goes back to guide it behind square, and is beaten by the turn

82.4

Shillingford to Wade, no run, quicker, flatter, lower one, Wade stays back again and defends

82.5

Shillingford to Wade, no run, tossed up on leg, he is forward to defend it back to Shillingford

82.6

Shillingford to Wade, no run, again slow and high, 82ks, pitches on off, turns slightly away. He covers the turn well, and defends to cover

End of over 83 (1 run) Australia 188/5
MS Wade    3* (25b)      S Shillingford    30-11-48-2
MEK Hussey    15* (62b 1x4)      N Deonarine    14-3-23-1

Partnership 10 off 60. They are being made to work hard. The Indian version of "feeling Hot Hot" blares in the stands

83.1

Deonarine to Hussey, 1 run, full, on the pads, worked away

83.2

Deonarine to Wade, no run, nearly bowled. Dangerous. Stays back to a length ball, and the ball skids on. The bat comes down just in tine. In front of off too

83.3

Deonarine to Wade, no run, looks to cut again, the ball is not short enough again, and he finds the fielder at point

83.4

Deonarine to Wade, FOUR, gets the cuttable length this time, and does well with it, cutting it to the right of point for a rare boundary

83.5

Deonarine to Wade, no run, Wade leaves the crease, gets too close to the pitch of this, and pushes it down the ground

83.6

Deonarine to Wade, no run, tossed up on leg, he defends this easily

End of over 84 (5 runs) Australia 193/5
MS Wade    7* (30b 1x4)      N Deonarine    15-3-28-1
MEK Hussey    16* (63b 1x4)      S Shillingford    30-11-48-2

84.1

Shillingford to Hussey, 3 runs, the rare short delivery from Shilly, and Hussey is ruthlessly ready to pull this away from outside off, through midwicket

84.2

Shillingford to Wade, no run, flighted on middle and leg, defended back to SS

Goes over the wicket now. Same field: a slip, a silly point, an FSL

84.3

Shillingford to Wade, 2 runs, full, outside leg, and he sweeps this behind square, at which boundary Powell makes a diving save

84.4

Shillingford to Wade, no run, short of a length, outside leg, turning towards off, defended

84.5

Shillingford to Wade, 2 runs, full on the pads, paddled away fine, this is one-day stuff in this over, and Australia also reach 200

Round the wicket again

84.6

Shillingford to Wade, no run, length, just outside off, defended

Shillingford has bowled 15 overs on the trot now in this second spell, following a first one that lasted... 16 overs

End of over 85 (7 runs) Australia 200/5
MS Wade    11* (35b 1x4)      S Shillingford    31-11-55-2
MEK Hussey    19* (64b 1x4)      N Deonarine    15-3-28-1

Roach comes back now. With the old ball. Five overs to go in the day's play. Round the wicket to Hussey

85.1

Roach to Hussey, no run, slight movement into the stumps, Hussey gets a thick inside edge to square leg

One slip. No gully. Short cover and short midwicket

85.2

Roach to Hussey, 1 run, strays onto the pads, and I think Hussey can play this clip blindfolded all day

85.3

Roach to Wade, no run, length ball, angling in towards middle, Wade pushes to short midwicket

85.4

Roach to Wade, no run, appeal for leg-before, and the crowd appeals too. Roach wants a review, but Sammy, don't listen to him. This is going down leg. Pitches just outside off, seams in a bit, beats wade for the pace and the movement, hits him in front of leg. A good call, because this is sliding down

85.5

Roach to Wade, no run, this one holds its line outside off, and Wade lets it be

85.6

Roach to Wade, no run, full, on off, driven back to him, Roach makes the save in the followthrough

End of over 86 (1 run) Australia 201/5
MS Wade    11* (39b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    17-3-77-2
MEK Hussey    20* (66b 1x4)      S Shillingford    31-11-55-2

Ian Gould explaining the lbw law to Roach, it seems. The hand gestures seem to say that with the angle from Roach it needs to swing the other way for him to give the batsmen out lbw. Fidel Edwards is back too. Two overs for him before stumps. Does he have some magic in him?

86.1

Edwards to Hussey, no run, full and wide, left alone - that's one out of 12 wasted

86.2

Edwards to Hussey, no run, full, on off, driven to cover with an open face

86.3

Edwards to Hussey, no run, length ball on off, driven to cover with an open face

86.4

Edwards to Hussey, no run, length ball, middle and leg, pushed back to the bowler

86.5

Edwards to Hussey, no run, full and wide, slight shape away, driven with an open face, to extra cover

Round the stumps

86.6

Edwards to Hussey, no run, length ball, on off, defended back to him

End of over 87 (maiden) Australia 201/5
MEK Hussey    20* (72b 1x4)      FH Edwards    12-7-22-0
MS Wade    11* (39b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    17-3-77-2

"Are they still using the old ball? Whyhas Sammy switched to his pace attack if he's not taking the new ball?" Yes martin, the old ball. Perhaps the spinners are tired. Perhaps he wants the old ball so that the spinners can have another go tomorrow morning

87.1

Roach to Wade, no run, full, angling in, hits the inside edge onto the pad. All safe

87.2

Roach to Wade, no run, full, not too wide, wade drives outside the line of it, beaten by the pace too

87.3

Roach to Wade, no run, full, angling in, on off, driven back to him

87.4

Roach to Wade, no run, full and straight again, middle and off, defended back to the bowler

87.5

Roach to Wade, no run, slight tail in, and a tired shot from Wade late in the day. Length ball wide, moves in slightly, but wade goes after it, and beaten both by the pace and the line

Hussey has a quiet little word with him

87.6

Roach to Wade, no run, short of a length, wide of off, left alone

End of over 88 (maiden) Australia 201/5
MS Wade    11* (45b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    18-4-77-2
MEK Hussey    20* (72b 1x4)      FH Edwards    12-7-22-0

Round the wicket

88.1

Edwards to Hussey, no run, length ball, angling in, driven to extra cover

88.2

Edwards to Hussey, FOUR, full and wide, driven nicely, along the carpet, past cover, Shillingford chases, dives, and loses his footing while diving, and nearly crashes into the fence behind the cover boundary

88.3

Edwards to Hussey, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

88.4

Edwards to Hussey, 1 no ball, length ball, wide of off, left alone. Called for overstepping there

88.4

Edwards to Hussey, no run, short of a length, well outside off, left alone

88.5

Edwards to Hussey, no run, length ball outside off, Hussey doesn't play at it again, the ball bounces in front of Baugh

88.6

Edwards to Hussey, 1 run, wide of the crease, bowls full and angling in, dug out to cover

End of over 89 (6 runs) Australia 207/5
MEK Hussey    25* (79b 2x4)      FH Edwards    13-7-28-0
MS Wade    11* (45b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    18-4-77-2

Last over of the day coming to play. "I went to bed early and only just saw the scorecard for the first time... please tell me it's April Fools again and Michael Beer is not actually playing ahead of Siddle/Harris...?" Good morning, CSB. They have rested Harris, and Siddle is down with a stiff back. And on this wicket, Siddle would have broken the back further. Shillingofrd is back meanwhile

89.1

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, tossed up on off, defended to cover, the field there is densely populated

A slip, a silly point, a short leg

89.2

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, sharp turning delivery, Low trajectory, bowled flat and quick, pitches middle and off, and then break away against the angle. He is forced into playing at it. Beaten

89.3

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, flighted outside off, and this time Hussey lets it be

89.4

Shillingford to Hussey, 1 run, overpitched on the pads, and Hussey gladly gets a single to deep midwicket

89.5

Shillingford to Wade, no run, flighted outside off, actually just on off, he expects an offbreak, and lets it be. And an offbreak it is, missing the stumps

Another slip comes in

89.6

Shillingford to Wade, no run, full, middle and leg, defended back to him

5.10pm That's stumps then. We have done good time today, considering the near 10-minute rain delay at lunch. A hard-fought day. It's the kind of frustrating pitch where if you begin batting without thinking of scoring, it's difficult to get you out. And equally as a bowler you know it is tough to time the ball, and runs can be kept down. The real hard work arrives when you have to produce those wickets or runs. West Indies have produced five wickets, Australia 208 runs. An even day, I'd say, considering West Indies have to bat last, and this pitch will begin to help the bowlers more as the game progresses. Shillingford's comeback - 32 overs for 56 runs and two wickets - and Watson's fifty against aggressive character will be the highlights of the day. Australia will be frustrated Watson couldn't convert it, West Indies will be frustrated they dropped Hussey. We'll see you tomorrow. The play starts at 10am, I'll be in before that. Cheers

End of over 90 (1 run) Australia 208/5
MS Wade    11* (47b 1x4)      S Shillingford    32-11-56-2
MEK Hussey    26* (83b 2x4)      FH Edwards    13-7-28-0

Right we are ready to go on day 2. West Indies are on the field. Fidel Edwards hands over his sunglasses to Marais Erasmus. The new ball has been taken immediately. Out come Hussey and Wade. We have two slips and a gully. Inexplicable delay to the start of the play. Three minutes late now

9.55am Believe or not, some grass has grown up overnight, just broken through the cracks. The cracks, though, are widening, and there should be more variable bounce. Shane Shillingford meanwhile tells Tony Cozier that his doosra was the problem delivery when it came to his action. We didn't see any doosra yesterday. However, Shilly says he hasn't completely dropped it, just "remodelled" it

9.45am Welcome to the second day of QPO Test. It is hard work both for batsmen and bowlers. Crucial sessions coming up. We have good weather at the start of the day. Neil Thompson says, "Looking forward to the days play today, rooting for the WIndies. An early wicket and Aus could be all out for 250, but if Hussey and Wade dig in, they could get them over 350, and towards 400, which would be a tough act to follow. Viva L'Test Cricket!" JD has this to say of Shane Shillingford: "Shillingford is the modern Jack Noriega - Trinidad caters to this style.. I hope he's going to last longer.." Interesting contest between Shillingford and Hussey coming up. We begin in 15 minutes. Interesting also to see when the new ball is claimed

90.1

Edwards to Hussey, no run, full, really full, no swing, on middle, Hussey pushes to mid-on

90.2

Edwards to Hussey, no run, length ball outside off, angling across, left alone

90.3

Edwards to Hussey, no run, gentle straight length delivery, pushed to mid-off

90.4

Edwards to Hussey, no run, slight swing back in towards off, pushed to point

90.5

Edwards to Hussey, no run, full, on off, no movement, Hussey pushes to mid-off

Much smaller crowd than yesterday, which was estimated to be about 10,000

90.6

Edwards to Hussey, no run, half-volley outside off, slightly fuller than that actually, Hussey drives square, but can't beat point

End of over 91 (maiden) Australia 208/5
MEK Hussey    26* (89b 2x4)      FH Edwards    14-8-28-0
MS Wade    11* (47b 1x4)      S Shillingford    32-11-56-2

Kemar Roach will share the new ball. He'll continue the round-the-wicket angle to left-hand batsmen

91.1

Roach to Wade, no run, beats the bat first ball, with a length ball that seams in, but it hits the pad in front of leg, and is headed further down

91.2

Roach to Wade, OUT, Roach is on today. Lovely start for him. After the one that seamed in beating the inside edge, he gets one to leave the left-hand batsman. Beautiful line and length too. Just short of driving length, on off, making him play, and then leaving him. The edge is duly taken, and the catch completed low at first slip

MS Wade c Bravo b Roach 11 (67m 49b 1x4 0x6) SR: 22.44

Another left-hand batsman, James Pattinson, in

91.3

Roach to Pattinson, no run, this one holds its line outside off, and is left alone by Pattinson

91.4

Roach to Pattinson, no run, length ball wide of off, holding its line, left alone again

"Somewhere, in the bowels of Tasmania, Tim Paine just did a fist pump." Is TP fit, though, Jason?

91.5

Roach to Pattinson, no run, this one seams away from outside off, but wide enough to not going after it

91.6

Roach to Pattinson, no run, a wicket-maiden for Roach - this one is wide again, and Pattinson has had a good sighter of an over. However, the first two deliveries were superb

End of over 92 (wicket maiden) Australia 208/6
JL Pattinson    0* (4b)      KAJ Roach    19-5-77-3
MEK Hussey    26* (89b 2x4)      FH Edwards    14-8-28-0

92.1

Edwards to Hussey, no run, mistimes a pull shot now, hitting this towards mid-on. This one did seem to climb a bit on Hussey, surprisingly, given the slowness yesterday

92.2

Edwards to Hussey, no run, short of a length, angled across him, left alone

92.3

Edwards to Hussey, no run, short of a length, on the stumps, angling towards off, hits the outside half of the bat, gores to gully, on the bounce

"Somewhere, in the bowels of New South Wales, Brad Haddin just said 'you call that a bad shot?'" Ha, Matt Vernon

92.4

Edwards to Hussey, no run, short of a length, on off, angling further, left alone

92.5

Edwards to Hussey, no run, left on length. That's strange for this wicket. This is only short of a length, on the stumps, and Hussey makes a late decision to let it be. He is surprised by the bounce of it

92.6

Edwards to Hussey, no run, on target with that shortish delivery again, and good bounce again. Pushed to gully

Seventeen minutes in, Australia yet to add to their overnight score. They have lost a wicket, though

End of over 93 (maiden) Australia 208/6
MEK Hussey    26* (95b 2x4)      FH Edwards    15-9-28-0
JL Pattinson    0* (4b)      KAJ Roach    19-5-77-3

93.1

Roach to Pattinson, no run, Pattinson finally touches a ball, defending this length ball to cover

"Tim Paine might be injured, but Hartley's not, somebody wake up the little fella and get him on a plane!!!' Dave has another option

93.2

Roach to Pattinson, no run, short of a length, seaming away a touch, but the main feature of this is the extra bounce. Left alone, and Baugh collects it in front of his face

93.3

Roach to Pattinson, no run, another collection in front of Baugh's face, but a delivery wasted by Roach. Short and wide

93.4

Roach to Pattinson, 1 run, Australia and Pattinson off the mark. Pattinson drops a length ball between cover and cover-point, and Hussey calls him through for a single

93.5

Roach to Hussey, 2 runs, straying onto the pads, clipped away nicely behind square

Says Ricky, "Too early to write off wade.these are not easy batting conditions.dont forget even the great adam gilchrist struggled on slow,turning sub continent wickets.take out his 122 at mumbai,107 at bangalore and 144 in kandy,he has bleak scores there."

93.6

Roach to Hussey, no run, more extra bounce, although the line well outside off doesn't trouble Hussey

End of over 94 (3 runs) Australia 211/6
MEK Hussey    28* (97b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    20-5-80-3
JL Pattinson    1* (8b)      FH Edwards    15-9-28-0

"Wade's not injured either, you may as well give him a bit more than 3 innings to prove himself." More support for Wade. This time, from Max Janu

94.1

Edwards to Pattinson, no run, that will leave a mark, although Pattinson is not showing any pain. This is dug in, Pattinson ducks, but this one doesn't bounce as high as he expects, and hits him on the arm. Edwards followthroughs all the way up, but Pattinson avoids eye contact. No arm guard for Patto. That could be dangerous

94.2

Edwards to Pattinson, no run, follows it up with a wide delivery, which is left alone

94.3

Edwards to Pattinson, no run, short of a length, on the stumps, defended back to him

94.4

Edwards to Pattinson, 1 run, tucked away off the hip, gets a single to long leg

94.5

Edwards to Hussey, no run, wide of the crease, digs this in, aimed at rib, Pattinson keeps it down

94.6

Edwards to Hussey, no run, slight swing in, even though this is not quite full. Hits the inside edge, then the pad, and the ball lobs off quite a distance, but doesn't carry all the way through to square leg

End of over 95 (1 run) Australia 212/6
MEK Hussey    28* (99b 2x4)      FH Edwards    16-9-29-0
JL Pattinson    2* (12b)      KAJ Roach    20-5-80-3

"Nice of punter to support Wade from the dressing room" Yes Dave, they are all reading, Having said that, Dave, shouldn't you be playing IPL instead of following your brother. Meanwhile Roach goes over the stumps

95.1

Roach to Pattinson, no run, angled across him, on a length, left alone

Three slips and a gully for Roach

95.2

Roach to Pattinson, no run, full, on off, no movement, pushed to mid-off

95.3

Roach to Pattinson, no run, bouncer, middle and leg, Pattinson ducks under it

95.4

Roach to Pattinson, 1 no ball, gets an inside edge onto the pad, beating him for the pace, but he has also overstepped. This one nipped back in from short of a length

95.4

Roach to Pattinson, no run, nearly an edge. The classical, lower-order delivery. Length ball after a few short ones, on off, angling away, drawing him into the drive, beats the edge

95.5

Roach to Pattinson, 1 no ball, another no-ball. This is left alone well wide of off stump

95.5

Roach to Pattinson, no run, he follows another delivery outside off, beaten by the movement away. He has got Pattinson playing just outside off

95.6

Roach to Pattinson, no run, short of a length, a little wide, left alone this time

End of over 96 (2 runs) Australia 214/6
JL Pattinson    2* (20b)      KAJ Roach    21-5-82-3
MEK Hussey    28* (99b 2x4)      FH Edwards    16-9-29-0

"Guys, for a change, an australian wicket keeper is batting like a stumper ought to. Why are we stroking the dragon?" Interesting expression there, from Hermione Granger

96.1

Edwards to Hussey, no run, He gets swing all off a sudden, and late swing, but this starts down leg, and Baugh has to make a diving save to save four byes

"No, Dave should be playing test cricket with his brother given his first class average of 55. Cue NSW vs the rest arguments pls and more disparaging comments about Steve Smith (guilty myself)." Jimmy, we aren't going to start that again. Oh well, we may already have

96.2

Edwards to Hussey, no run, length ball, middle and leg, swinging in, pushed to midwicket

96.3

Edwards to Hussey, no run, nice change-up, this one he gets to shape away from off, and Hussey is uncertain after those outswingers, and plays at it. Beats the edge narrowly

96.4

Edwards to Hussey, no run, a peach. Short of a length, on middle and leg, had to play at it. And then it seams away, and Hussey is groping. Outside edge missed again

96.5

Edwards to Hussey, no run, length ball outside off, and this one leaps from there, and Baugh collects head high, on its way up

96.6

Edwards to Hussey, no run, left alone outside off, starts just outside, and angles away

10.35pm It's drizzling at QPO, and getting heavier as we speak. The ground staff is ready should we need them

End of over 97 (maiden) Australia 214/6
MEK Hussey    28* (105b 2x4)      FH Edwards    17-10-29-0
JL Pattinson    2* (20b)      KAJ Roach    21-5-82-3

97.1

Roach to Pattinson, no run, Roach digs this one in, but outside off, and easily ducked under

97.2

Roach to Pattinson, no run, length ball outside off, angling further away, left alone

97.3

Roach to Pattinson, no run, wide of the crease, bowls a length ball angling towards off, pushed back to him

97.4

Roach to Pattinson, no run, another testing delivery, seaming away from middle and off, and from a length you can't realy get close to with a half forward movement. Beaten again

97.5

Roach to Pattinson, no run, fuller, getting him to drive, and beats the edge again. This is frustrating stuff for Roach and Edwards

97.6

Roach to Pattinson, 2 runs, gets the line wrong, and Pattinson picks this off the pads, fine of fine leg, where Edwards sticks the right boot to save the boundary

End of over 98 (2 runs) Australia 216/6
JL Pattinson    4* (26b)      KAJ Roach    22-5-84-3
MEK Hussey    28* (105b 2x4)      FH Edwards    17-10-29-0

Not drizzling any more

98.1

Edwards to Hussey, no run, length ball well outside off, left alone

98.2

Edwards to Hussey, 3 runs, length ball on the pads, pushed away through midwicket. Hussey can be struggling, but he takes every scoring opportunity

98.3

Edwards to Pattinson, no run, nicely bowled, full on off, Pattinson expects an outswinger, but this one seams away. Beaten again

98.4

Edwards to Pattinson, no run, length ball on off, bounces low, pushed off the front foot, off the cue of the bat

98.5

Edwards to Pattinson, FOUR, full on the pads, and Pattinson has flicked this away impressively, past midwicket, for a four all along the ground

98.6

Edwards to Pattinson, no run, goes past the edge again, with one that seams away from around off, but he is just not getting the touch that matters

End of over 99 (7 runs) Australia 223/6
JL Pattinson    8* (30b 1x4)      FH Edwards    18-10-36-0
MEK Hussey    31* (107b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    22-5-84-3

Gloves and drinks arrive 16 minutes from the drinks break

99.1

Roach to Hussey, no run, short of a length, on the pads, pushed to square leg

10.56am "Is it really that difficult to schedule cricket across the world when it DOESNT rain in those particular countries? I mean it's played across two hemispheres, and literally two corners of an imaginary diameter of the earth. How tough should it be to avoid these downpour seasons" Having a bad day, Pixy? Anyway the rain has passed us. The stumps are back in. We should resume soon

"Time to get rid of drinks breaks altogether. Either that, or ban all substitutes from entering the playing field" Why is everybody angry today? Including Mick

10.46am The rain has arrived, and we are going off. This is slightly heavy, but I can see patches of blue sky too. So hopefully this won't be a long delay. "Bit of a breather for Edwards and Roach. Some goodbowling, and unlucky just to get the one wicket." Yes James, this break should give them just the break they might have needed

11.02am We are all but ready to resume. About 16 minutes or so lost to that shower. Roach goes round the stumps

99.2

Roach to Hussey, 2 runs, length ball, on off, pushed past mid-on for two

99.3

Roach to Hussey, no run, on a length again, angled towards off, defended to cover

"They should send the batsmen out in camel packs. Then we can have debates about the tactical merits of carrying more water and being more refreshed vs carrying less weight while running." That's a thought, Michael

99.4

Roach to Hussey, FOUR, swinging away from him, but this is full enough for Hussey to drive at it, and he places this wide of cover

"Why not just convert batsmen's helmets to hold water bottles? The Americans have done it for years, albeit with beer. In fact, lets just use those." That's worth thinking over, Spacey

99.5

Roach to Hussey, 1 run, length ball, into the pads, helped away to leg

Over the wicket to Pattinson

99.6

Roach to Pattinson, no run, length ball, middle and leg, pushed back to Roach

End of over 100 (7 runs) Australia 230/6
JL Pattinson    8* (31b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    23-5-91-3
MEK Hussey    38* (112b 3x4)      FH Edwards    18-10-36-0
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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
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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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Apr 19, 2012

Rain and bad light caused problems throughout the Test, West Indies v Australia, 2nd Test, Port-of-Spain, April 19, 2012

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