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

"There could be a drought in Trinidad; no rain for weeks; Once there are stumps in the Queen's Park Oval pitch, there will be rain...even if it is a drizzle." Rhonda sums up the timing of Trinidad clouds. We have Shilingford now. He should like the hard new ball. Well, 10 overs old

100.1

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, well bowled first up, looped nicely, drawing Hussey out. He realises he is being beaten in the flight, and scampers back, and leaves this alone outside off

100.2

Shillingford to Hussey, FOUR, follows it up with a long hop, and Hussey is ruthless in pulling this through midwicket

100.3

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, flighted on off, defended to off

"why can't they just drink the water that rains on them!" Pixy is really angry today

100.4

Shillingford to Hussey, 2 runs, nicely push-driven, with the turn, along the ground, doesn't want to hit it hard, places it past cover

100.5

Shillingford to Hussey, 4 byes, How do you play that? Flat delivery, on the pads, and then turns so sharply away that it beats both the bat and the keeper. That's a ripper. Goes for four byes

"Like the idea of batting helmets with beer in them. Merv might have become an all rounder if they'd had those!" James, you wouldn't be able to break the partnership between Boon and Merv

100.6

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, length ball on off, pushes forward, defends to cover

End of over 101 (10 runs) Australia 240/6
MEK Hussey    44* (118b 4x4)      S Shillingford    33-11-62-2
JL Pattinson    8* (31b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    23-5-91-3

101.1

Roach to Pattinson, 2 runs, short of a length, too straight, tucked off the hip

101.2

Roach to Pattinson, no run, short of a length, pitches off, angling away, left alone

101.3

Roach to Pattinson, 1 run, full outside off, digs this out, right of cover, takes a single

Round the wicket to Hussey

101.4

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

101.5

Roach to Hussey, 1 run, short of a length, angling in, pushed to deep point for a single

Stays round the stumps for Patto too

101.6

Roach to Pattinson, no run, length ball, not too wide, but left alone easily

End of over 102 (4 runs) Australia 244/6
JL Pattinson    11* (35b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    24-5-95-3
MEK Hussey    45* (120b 4x4)      S Shillingford    33-11-62-2

"Pixy is not angry, Pixy is Geoffrey Boycott. I claim my £10.00" Ten pounds, Jim Davis? Loosen up a bit

102.1

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, flighted around off, defended back to him

102.2

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, full on the pads, turns again, Hussey gets a leading edge, which dies on its way back to Shilly

A slip, a silly point, and a short midwicket

102.3

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, stays back to a length ball, which stays low, and he does well to keep it out

102.4

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, quicker, fuller, it turns away from off, Hussey pushes it down into the gorund through to silly point

102.5

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, fuller, slower through the air, 86ks, Hussey defends well

102.6

Shillingford to Hussey, 2 runs, full, on the pads, Hussey sweeps, to the left of deep square, gets a couple

End of over 103 (2 runs) Australia 246/6
MEK Hussey    47* (126b 4x4)      S Shillingford    34-11-64-2
JL Pattinson    11* (35b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    24-5-95-3

103.1

Roach to Pattinson, no run, bouncer from round the stumps, pretty friendly one, ducks under it

103.2

Roach to Pattinson, 1 wide, short again, wide of off, and seams further away. Called a wide, a touch harsh

103.2

Roach to Pattinson, no run, this one seams back in, in towards the ribs, JP fends with the bottom hand off

103.3

Roach to Pattinson, no run, pushes at a length ball outside off, beaten again. He has teased both these quicks this morning

James has this lovely anecdote: "Talking of Merv, I recall he once managed to edge and scrape his way to 70 odd against West Indies some while back. Naturally keen to share every shot he persuaded Bradman to join him for a beer or 6 in the West Indies dressing room, to relate the tales of his shot making. As the great man (Don, not Merv) entered the room, the WI team stood up respectfully to a man. Except Patrick Patterson. PP unwinds his full 6ft 6in and looks at the Don. "You Don Bradman? I break you in 2!" "Mate, you couldn't even get Merv out!""

103.4

Roach to Pattinson, no run, Roach bowls a mean short one now. Ribs and upwards, and Patto is handcuffed a bit. He lets it hit the arm, the bicep area. Slightly over the exposed elbow

103.5

Roach to Pattinson, no run, good follow-up delivery, on a length, just outside off, holding its line, and misses the edge again. Pattinson seems to have come out with a fishing rod here, except he has not caught anything

103.6

Roach to Pattinson, no run, short of a length, into the body, defended to leg

End of over 104 (1 run) Australia 247/6
JL Pattinson    11* (41b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    25-5-96-3
MEK Hussey    47* (126b 4x4)      S Shillingford    34-11-64-2

"you guys are pathetic! First you get the gender wrong . And then horror - Geoff Boycott...not even his super mum in law! And the worst of them all - i'm no pom. i'm pixy :-)" Sincere apologies, Pixy

104.1

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, flighted on off, defended to silly point

104.2

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, another defensive to silly point, cover the turn well

104.3

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, Missed stumping. Baugh is having an uncharacteristically ordinary match. This is superbly bowled. Through the dip on it, he has pulled Hussey out of the crease, and then with the turn and bounce, he beats him. Baugh is blindsighted, and then sees the ball shoulder-high, and fumbles, and by the time he takes the rebound, and removes the bails, Hussey is back

And we have an unscheduled drinks break again. What are the umpires doing? I know may former players who are irritated by this

104.4

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, length ball, on off, pushed to silly point

104.5

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, full, middle and leg, pushed back to him

104.6

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, another good delivery, not as full as Hussey thinks, allows it to spin, and is hit on the outside half of the bat. It is is safe, though, on its way to point

So Shilly has had Hussey missed twice, and on both occasions Baugh has been the culprit

End of over 105 (maiden) Australia 247/6
MEK Hussey    47* (132b 4x4)      S Shillingford    35-12-64-2
JL Pattinson    11* (41b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    25-5-96-3

Darren Sammy replaces Kemar Roach, who bowled seven overs this morning for 9 runs and a wicket

105.1

Sammy to Pattinson, no run, short of a length, well down leg, Baugh makes the collection

105.2

Sammy to Pattinson, no run, full outside off, nearly a yorker, digs this out back to Sammy

105.3

Sammy to Pattinson, no run, and Pattinson is beaten again. He has teased almost every bowler today. Seams away from around off, and beats his prod

105.4

Sammy to Pattinson, no run, drives and misses again, but this one has footmarks outside off, very full, and bounces a little extra

105.5

Sammy to Pattinson, no run, short of a length, on middle and leg, pushed back

105.6

Sammy to Pattinson, no run, short of a length, on off, pushed back to him

End of over 106 (maiden) Australia 247/6
JL Pattinson    11* (47b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    13-5-16-0
MEK Hussey    47* (132b 4x4)      S Shillingford    35-12-64-2

"Drinks breaks aren't for the players, it give the fans a change to get beer without missing too many overs" Matt, Beer is slated at No. 11, so take it easy

106.1

Shillingford to Hussey, 2 leg byes, length ball on the pads, and he gets sweeping. Misses, but takes two leg-byes

106.2

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, slightly short, and he is right back to cut it, but can't beat point

106.3

Shillingford to Hussey, 1 run, short of a length, pushed past cover, Hussey takes the single

"Australia gave WI 7 chances in first test. At this rate Baugh will give them back BY HIMSELF." MNGC lets it rip

106.4

Shillingford to Pattinson, no run, quicker, flatter, on off, defended towards point

A slip, a silly point and a short leg. And a deep point

106.5

Shillingford to Pattinson, no run, stays back to a length ball, keeps this out in front of off

106.6

Shillingford to Pattinson, no run, tossed up on off, pushed back to him

End of over 107 (3 runs) Australia 250/6
JL Pattinson    11* (50b 1x4)      S Shillingford    36-12-65-2
MEK Hussey    48* (135b 4x4)      DJG Sammy    13-5-16-0

107.1

Sammy to Hussey, no run, another leave on length, and against Sammy! He knows something about the wicket we don't. This one is pitched short of a length, and goes over top of off

107.2

Sammy to Hussey, 2 runs, another fifty for Hussey. You give him two chances, he will make you pay. Push-drives this length ball past cover and comes through for two

107.3

Sammy to Hussey, 1 run, misfielded at mid-off by Roach, and Hussey nicks the single

Round the wicket to Pattinson

107.4

Sammy to Pattinson, no run, short of a length, angling in, defended off the back foot

107.5

Sammy to Pattinson, FOUR, and after playing and missing all morning, Pattinson pulls out a cracking cut shot to a short and wide delivery, through cover-point for four

Goes over the wicket

107.6

Sammy to Pattinson, no run, and Pattinson begins teasing them again. Short of a length, on middle and leg, seaming away, and beats the edge again. Pattinson pushed at this one

End of over 108 (7 runs) Australia 257/6
JL Pattinson    15* (53b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    14-5-23-0
MEK Hussey    51* (138b 4x4)      S Shillingford    36-12-65-2

108.1

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, length ball, on off, lets it turn, opens the face, pushes to point

108.2

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, tossed up on off, pushes forward and defends again

108.3

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, full, on leg, turning towards middle and off, defended to point

""Former players" irritated by unscheduled drinks break can't include Boycott. He was fond of unscheduled breaks in mid-test match to go off down the golf course" Alan Harrison, it's often the bowlers

108.4

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, another forward-defensive for Hussey

108.5

Shillingford to Hussey, 1 run, flatter trajectory, he stays back, and picks this off the pad, and brings up yet another fifty-stand for Australian lower order

108.6

Shillingford to Pattinson, no run, Pattinson stays back to a length ball this time, but we are back to slow turn, and he keeps this out easily

End of over 109 (1 run) Australia 258/6
JL Pattinson    15* (54b 2x4)      S Shillingford    37-12-66-2
MEK Hussey    52* (143b 4x4)      DJG Sammy    14-5-23-0

Bill: "I know a lot of people, myself included, have complained that Hussey bats too low. I have to say though, it seems like tailenders bat better when Hussey is at the crease, maybe because of his ability to back up the lower order players with his excellent running and clever batting. As much as I think Hussey would be great higher up, this position just seems to suit him."

109.1

Sammy to Hussey, no run, full, wide, swinging away, driven wide of mid-off, but a little too hard to be taking the single

109.2

Sammy to Hussey, no run, length ball, on off, right forward to defend

109.3

Sammy to Hussey, no run, short of a length, on off, defended off the back foot

109.4

Sammy to Hussey, no run, full on off, driven to point

"50 run partnership up between these two. As every cricket commentator since the dawn of time would say- Very handy runs." William Shatner's Pant, I don't remember ever having used those words

109.5

Sammy to Hussey, no run, slightly slower, on a length, pushed to mid-off

109.6

Sammy to Hussey, no run, length ball outside off, driven on the up, but can't beat extra cover

End of over 110 (maiden) Australia 258/6
MEK Hussey    52* (149b 4x4)      DJG Sammy    15-6-23-0
JL Pattinson    15* (54b 2x4)      S Shillingford    37-12-66-2

110.1

Shillingford to Pattinson, 1 bye, another play and miss. Pattinson pushes forward, and the ball turns from around off, and Baugh allows a bye off the ricochet off the glove

110.2

Shillingford to Hussey, 1 run, this one doesn't turn, pitches middle and leg, and only just holds its line. Hussey goes deep in the crease, and turns it away to leg for a single

110.3

Shillingford to Pattinson, 1 run, stays back, lets this shortish delivery turn, and forces this into the leg side, from outside off

110.4

Shillingford to Hussey, 1 run, nicely driven, on a length, on off, gets a single to sweeper-cover

110.5

Shillingford to Pattinson, 1 run, length ball on the pads, worked away for a single

"Some of the comments are very harsh, I dont think cricinfo should publish them," says M Anwar

110.6

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, full, pretty full, but it still has time to turn and hit the outside half of the bat, through to point

End of over 111 (5 runs) Australia 263/6
MEK Hussey    54* (152b 4x4)      S Shillingford    38-12-70-2
JL Pattinson    17* (57b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    15-6-23-0

111.1

Sammy to Pattinson, no run, full, offcutter, defended in front of off

111.2

Sammy to Pattinson, no run, length ball, on off, angling away, left alone

111.3

Sammy to Pattinson, FOUR, extra bounce still. Shortish, on off, and it gets a little big him on him as he cuts. The edge flies wide of fourth slip/gully

111.4

Sammy to Pattinson, no run, short of a length, on the pads, fails to connect with this

111.5

Sammy to Pattinson, no run, wide outside off this time, left alone

11.49am Another drizzle, but we continue playing

111.6

Sammy to Pattinson, no run, length ball outside off, doesn't play at it

End of over 112 (4 runs) Australia 267/6
JL Pattinson    21* (63b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    16-6-27-0
MEK Hussey    54* (152b 4x4)      S Shillingford    38-12-70-2

We are back. We can go on till 6pm light permitting. Fidel Edwards will resume for West Indies. The sun is out in Port Of Spain

"Sid, one curious question from an Indian, who's up just to see Mike Hussey bat. Hypothetically, let's assume 2 test matches are on. First one between WI of 80's vs Australia of 80's being played in WI & second one, Australia of 90's vs South Africa of 90's being played in Australia. Since because of time zone, you can do commentary in only one match. Which one would you choose, to cover Michael Holding,Joel Garner,Denniss Lillee or Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne, Allan Donald ?"

Yaseer, your question is a big dilemma for those who have seen both eras, or those who have seen neither. For me, it has to be Holding and Marshall v Lille and Thommo. If only because I never saw them. Got to see a lot of Warne, McGrath, Donald, but have only seen highlights clips of the Horsemen Of Apocalypse. Just heard stories. People who faced them talk of facing them like facing Keyser Soze. Graeme Wood has great stories here

One sample: "I remember playing a one-day game in Sydney, and Greg Chappell was captain," Wood says. "Those days you had to try to get 50 off the fifth bowler. That sometimes was Viv [Richards] or [Larry] Gomes. On that day the team was Roberts, Garner, Croft, Holding, Marshall. I said to Greg, 'Who is the fifth? Who are we going after?'"

2.05pm "Just to elaborate on what Rhonda said...it's a well known "fact" that if you want rain in Trinidad, all you need to do is schedule any form of International cricket at the Queen's Park Oval. Works better than a rain dance" Rishi, there are many other such places in the world. Anyway, we are not getting ready for the resumption

1.55pm Good news: play to resume at 2.10pm. That's about 100 minutes of play lost after lunch, and about 16 minutes in the first session, so close to a session lost to rain today.

Rhonda educates us a bit about Trini weather, general weather, and a lot more: "Just so the foreigners know, it IS the dry season here right now. The weather has just been unseasonably rainy in Trinidad since the year began. Most Trinis believe it's a consequence of La Nina and global warming, but we all know that's a myth *sarcasm*. For my part, I think the mistake was in putting down stumps."

1.45pm I sometimes bring good news too. The sun is out at QPO, and the covers are coming off slowly. There's hope still. "Sid, Punishment posting? or you just have'nt developed a taste for the Circus going on in India? It's more fun following the "dull, drab & boring test match" between these two than the "exciting" tamasha." Rakesh, more like preference posting. I like the sarcasm in your email. I know more than a few people who will like it. Joel, meanwhile says it has been sunny in Port Of Spain for more than an hour, but Joel it was raining at QPO until a little while ago. We now await the inspection

1.15pm It continues to come down at QPO. "Almost midnight???!!!! In Perth maybe, but here in the east its dentist time ... tooth hurty (or 2:30)" RevKev, I meant past midnight. I wonder if we will we back on field when it's the dentist time in Trinidad, I hope so

12.35pm It continues to drizzle. We are in for a bit of a delay. It's well past midnight there, but for those in Australia who are up to watch cricket - and for everybody else - this might be a good time to listen to Midnight Rain

12.25pm "Bill is spot on. Hussey gives the AUS test tail what Bevan used to give the one day side - faith and dependability. Whilst he is still there it's easy to believe." That's well put, Brenton. I am sure he makes easy for Aussie fans to believe too. Welcome back all for the middle session. The new at the moment is not that great. I heard it rained heavily during lunch. Still waiting for a word on whether we will resume on time. The scheduled resumption is 12.30pm. All right, it is not raining heavily, it is just drizzling at QPO. Even as it drizzles, the ground staff keeps working so that we can resume as soon as possible once this drizzle stops. I'll keep you posted.

11.50am We have a chat there. They are wondering if they should continue or call an early lunch. The covers finally come on. Yes we have an early lunch. Hopefully this shower will have passed by the time we come back. A frustrating session for West Indies. Another fifty-run stand for the Aussie lower order. Pattinson played and missed a lot, but never got the edge. Hussey was missed by Baugh again, off the bowling of Shillingford again. So despite having looked good for the better part of the session, West Indies have conceded the advantage here. I'll see by around 12.25pm

112.1

Edwards to Hussey, 2 runs, length ball, wide, driven to the left of sweeper-cover for two

One slip and one gully in place

112.2

Edwards to Hussey, no run, yorker outside off, rather a low full toss, pushed to mid-off

We have lost 14 overs to rain, and expect to get in 53 more overs after this one. With the light, good luck, I say

112.3

Edwards to Hussey, no run, and he goes past the edge again. This one moves away from short of a length, and around middle and off. Hussey pushes, but makes no contact

112.4

Edwards to Hussey, no run, full and wide, left alone

112.5

Edwards to Hussey, no run, length ball, wide, doesn't play at it

""The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing thye world he didn't exist" ???" Hemrione, these guys existed. And how

112.6

Edwards to Hussey, no run, another wide length ball that Hussey need not play at

End of over 113 (2 runs) Australia 269/6
MEK Hussey    56* (158b 4x4)      FH Edwards    19-10-38-0
JL Pattinson    21* (63b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    16-6-27-0

Shillingford to continue. A slip, a silly point, a short leg

113.1

Shillingford to Pattinson, no run, angling in, middle and leg, holds its line, defended solidly

113.2

Shillingford to Pattinson, no run, flatter, but turns sharply too. Stays low too. Pattinson keeps it out, outside off

113.3

Shillingford to Pattinson, no run, flighted around off, defended off the front foot

113.4

Shillingford to Pattinson, no run, on a length around off, not flighted too high, 87ks, pushed to cover

113.5

Shillingford to Pattinson, no run, nearly an lbw. Shillingford pushes this through. Patto stays back. This doesn't turn, and slides on, but the inside edge saves him

113.6

Shillingford to Pattinson, no run, fuller now, and defended well around off

End of over 114 (maiden) Australia 269/6
JL Pattinson    21* (69b 3x4)      S Shillingford    39-13-70-2
MEK Hussey    56* (158b 4x4)      FH Edwards    19-10-38-0

114.1

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

114.2

Edwards to Hussey, 1 run, fuller, closer to off, Hussey drives to sweeper-cover for one

114.3

Edwards to Pattinson, no run, bowls the bouncer that doesn't come up all the way, but Pattinson manages to duck under it

114.4

Edwards to Pattinson, no run, wide length ball, Pattinson doesn't play at it

Goes round the wicket. I can see a bouncer coming. In to the body

114.5

Edwards to Pattinson, no run, and that's what Castro does. This pitch doesn't have the bounce or the pace, though, and JP ducks under it

114.6

Edwards to Pattinson, no run, follows it up with the full one. JP is equal to the old trick, and is well forward to drive this to cover

End of over 115 (1 run) Australia 270/6
JL Pattinson    21* (73b 3x4)      FH Edwards    20-10-39-0
MEK Hussey    57* (160b 4x4)      S Shillingford    39-13-70-2

115.1

Shillingford to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey is sweeping on line today. Anything middle and leg from SS, he gets down on a knee. As he does now, and takes a single

115.2

Shillingford to Pattinson, no run, full and quick, defended to short leg

115.3

Shillingford to Pattinson, no run, flat, but there is turn. Pitches leg, heads towards off, stays a little low. JP goes back to defend

115.4

Shillingford to Pattinson, no run, tossed up outside off, JP is well forward and defends

115.5

Shillingford to Pattinson, FOUR, tossed up higher, outside off, and JP drives with an open face, between cover and cover-point. He is not playing and missing after that rain break

115.6

Shillingford to Pattinson, no run, length ball, on off, turns away a little, defended

End of over 116 (5 runs) Australia 275/6
JL Pattinson    25* (78b 4x4)      S Shillingford    40-13-75-2
MEK Hussey    58* (161b 4x4)      FH Edwards    20-10-39-0

"Ha... Mikey Holding telling the bowlers to not bowl 2 bouncers in a row... you must get soft in your old age." John, to be precise, I think he meant the kind of limp bouncer Edwards bowled. Anyway he is back over the stumps

116.1

Edwards to Hussey, no run, full and wide, pushed to cover

116.2

Edwards to Hussey, no run, short of a length, on off, shaping away, left alone

116.3

Edwards to Hussey, no run, drives at a length ball around off, can't beat cover

116.4

Edwards to Hussey, no run, doesn't go after this one, watching a length ball that pitches outside off through to the gloves of Baugh

116.5

Edwards to Hussey, 1 run, on a length, close to off, Hussey feels he is close enough to it, and opens the face late to get a single past point

116.6

Edwards to Pattinson, no run, short of a length, straighter, around the middle line, Pattinson defends solidly

End of over 117 (1 run) Australia 276/6
JL Pattinson    25* (79b 4x4)      FH Edwards    21-10-40-0
MEK Hussey    59* (166b 4x4)      S Shillingford    40-13-75-2

117.1

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, length ball on off, stays back to defend

117.2

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, kick for Shillinford. This almost stands up after pitching middle and off, just short of a length, He stands tall, the head goes back a bit, and he manages to keep it down. However, the ball bounces in front of him, and topspins back. Hussey keeps it out with the boot

117.3

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

117.4

Shillingford to Hussey, 1 run, drops to the left of point and runs. There is hesitation, but Chanders's throw is wild

117.5

Shillingford to Pattinson, no run, full on off, defended

117.6

Shillingford to Pattinson, no run, pushed through on middle and leg, blocked by JP

End of over 118 (1 run) Australia 277/6
JL Pattinson    25* (81b 4x4)      S Shillingford    41-13-76-2
MEK Hussey    60* (170b 4x4)      FH Edwards    21-10-40-0

"I told myself I'd watch the first few overs and now it's 4:30 in Melbourne. I'll be lucky to get three solid hours of sleep before school :/" School is over-rated, Vinson. Dylan once sand: "Twnety years of schooling, and they put you on the day shift. Look out kid, they keep it all his."

118.1

Edwards to Hussey, 1 run, short of a length, around off, gets an inside edge towards square leg

118.2

Edwards to Pattinson, no run, just when there is a bit of lethargy kicking in the West Indies ranks, Pattinson follows a short and wide delivery, gets them interested, but fails to edge it. What a tease

118.3

Edwards to Pattinson, no run, short of a length, middle and off, seams away, Pattinson pushes, and misses

Mango being had in the stands. With lots of pepper

118.4

Edwards to Pattinson, FOUR, length ball on off, cuts away a little, and now Pattinson gets a thick edge that runs past gully. Edwards has hands on his knees now. He must have walked under a few ladders today

118.5

Edwards to Pattinson, no run, short of a length, on off, pushed to cover

118.6

Edwards to Pattinson, no run, and he teases and tempts again. Follows a short and a wide delivery, and just can't edge it

End of over 119 (5 runs) Australia 282/6
JL Pattinson    29* (86b 5x4)      FH Edwards    22-10-45-0
MEK Hussey    61* (171b 4x4)      S Shillingford    41-13-76-2

119.1

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, nice length ball, middle and leg, slight straightening of the line. Hussey defends off the inside half

119.2

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, full, on off, pushed to cover

119.3

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, drives this time with an open face, can't beat cover

119.4

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, nicely bowled, more action put on this, and the ball dips at him in front off, and then turns and bounces to beat the outside edge

119.5

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, slower and fuller, defended off the front foot

119.6

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, overpitched, middle and off, driven to short cover

End of over 120 (maiden) Australia 282/6
MEK Hussey    61* (177b 4x4)      S Shillingford    42-14-76-2
JL Pattinson    29* (86b 5x4)      FH Edwards    22-10-45-0

"Mango chow to be exact, more pepper than mango" Thanks Reuel

120.1

Edwards to Pattinson, no run, and Pattinson chases again, and misses again. Short of a length, outside off, just can't edge it. Edwards may as well ask him to hold the bat still so he can aim at it.

"I'm probably one of the few who didn't think Clarke's declaration in the last match was actually that bold. A bold declaration to me would be to call it tonight with 40 minutes to play if the light is good enough and let Patto loose." JimDavis stirs things up a bit. personally, I think we have more time than we think. The same happened when everybody complained about Cowan on the final day in Barbados

120.2

Edwards to Pattinson, no run, full, on off, driven to cover

120.3

Edwards to Pattinson, no run, short of a length, middle and leg, defended solidly back

120.4

Edwards to Pattinson, no run, length ball, wide outside off, left alone

120.5

Edwards to Pattinson, no run, length ball, on off, solidly blocked again

"I would like to congratulate Jamaica on winning the domestic competition for the fifth consecutive season. After conceding first inning points they demolished Barbados, dismissing them for 90," says Jabari

120.6

Edwards to Pattinson, no run, short of a length, pretty straight, and Pattinson defends off the middle of the bat again

End of over 121 (maiden) Australia 282/6
JL Pattinson    29* (92b 5x4)      FH Edwards    23-11-45-0
MEK Hussey    61* (177b 4x4)      S Shillingford    42-14-76-2

121.1

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, angled in, pitches off, turns away slightly, defended off the back foot

121.2

Shillingford to Hussey, SIX, Hussey breaks the shackles. Pulls out the slog-sweep out of nowhere. Perfectly executed. Length ball, outside off, gives him the room required. He opens up the body, and puts this way behind midwicket boundary

121.3

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, shorter, flatter, quicker, Hussey defends off the back foot

121.4

Shillingford to Hussey, 1 run, short and wide now, and cut away to sweeper-cover

121.5

Shillingford to Pattinson, no run, flighted on middle and leg, defended back to him

121.6

Shillingford to Pattinson, no run, full again, but it still has time to turn, and hit the leading edge of the defensive. However, the soft hands means it doesn't go up in the air

End of over 122 (7 runs) Australia 289/6
JL Pattinson    29* (94b 5x4)      S Shillingford    43-14-83-2
MEK Hussey    68* (181b 4x4 1x6)      FH Edwards    23-11-45-0

"Re: Cowan's slow play on day 5 of the Bridgetown test. Their tactics were really rather lucky. On previous days it had got darker far earlier and the forecast indicated possibilities of showers. If they had not won they would have looked rather foolish." David Mutton refuses to praise just based on results. Deonarine to bowl for the first time today. A slip and a silly point in

122.1

Deonarine to Hussey, no run, flat, quick delivery, pushed to cover

122.2

Deonarine to Hussey, no run, flighted outside off, defended

122.3

Deonarine to Hussey, 1 run, short and wide, cut away to deep point

122.4

Deonarine to Pattinson, no run, flighted high, a low full toss, driven back to him

122.5

Deonarine to Pattinson, no run, quicker, angling in, 86ks, defended from the crease

122.6

Deonarine to Pattinson, no run, slows this down a little, on a length, outside off, defended off the back foot

End of over 123 (1 run) Australia 290/6
JL Pattinson    29* (97b 5x4)      N Deonarine    16-3-29-1
MEK Hussey    69* (184b 4x4 1x6)      S Shillingford    43-14-83-2

"Sammy should be a little careful here not to over bowl Shillingford (43 overs). As the game goes on, he will need the spinner more and more." Gags, I think Sammy is ready to settle into that made where both spinners bowl in tandem, and rush through the overs

123.1

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, oh they just can't catch a break. Edged short of slip. Hussey is beaten in flight as he looks to defend forward. Not to the pitch of it, and ends up edging, but the turn is slow, and the edge soft, and it falls short of first slip

123.2

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, length ball outside off, defended to cover

123.3

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, nearly again, the one that goes straight on with the arm, hits the pad in front of middle and leg, but not before kissing the inside edge

123.4

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, fuller, close to off, defended

123.5

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, left alone just outside off, trusting it to straighten, and not head with the angle

123.6

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, defends with an open face, pushing this to point

End of over 124 (maiden) Australia 290/6
MEK Hussey    69* (190b 4x4 1x6)      S Shillingford    44-15-83-2
JL Pattinson    29* (97b 5x4)      N Deonarine    16-3-29-1

"Where EXACTLY is the mango chow to be had? Leaving the office in a bit. Should be there in 30mins" David G, they had a lot in the stands. Apparently there is a vendor just outside QPO too

124.1

Deonarine to Pattinson, no run, flighted outside off, defended to cover

124.2

Deonarine to Pattinson, no run, full on the pads, defended back to Deo

124.3

Deonarine to Pattinson, no run, stays back to a length ball, and defends in front of leg

124.4

Deonarine to Pattinson, no run, full, outside off, pushed to the left of ND

124.5

Deonarine to Pattinson, no run, short and wide, cut away, but can't beat the diving Bravo at cover-point

124.6

Deonarine to Pattinson, no run, another edge. Stays back to a fullish ball, gets the edge, but it dies wide of slip

Time for a water break. "Woolly thinking by David Mutton. He should be feeling very sheepish..." Spencer Ross de Vere, baa baa

End of over 125 (maiden) Australia 290/6
JL Pattinson    29* (103b 5x4)      N Deonarine    17-4-29-1
MEK Hussey    69* (190b 4x4 1x6)      S Shillingford    44-15-83-2

125.1

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, nice quick offbreak, middle and leg, turning towards off, defended back to him

125.2

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, goes past the edge again. What do you do Jack? Length ball, slow, short of where Hussey expects it to pitch, ends up reaching, and is beaten as it turns

125.3

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, pushes this through, Hussey goes back and defends

125.4

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, there's some voodoo at work here. What a ripper this is from Shilly. Angles in, slowly, pitches middle, draws Hussey forward, and then turns away, misses the edge, and misses the off stump

125.5

Shillingford to Hussey, 1 run, short of a length, now, flat too, and Hussey goes back to place it through covers

125.6

Shillingford to Pattinson, no run, full, middle and off, no time for it to turn, pushed back to him

End of over 126 (1 run) Australia 291/6
JL Pattinson    29* (104b 5x4)      S Shillingford    45-15-84-2
MEK Hussey    70* (195b 4x4 1x6)      N Deonarine    17-4-29-1

126.1

Deonarine to Hussey, 1 run, flat and fast, stays back to guide it past cover-point

126.2

Deonarine to Pattinson, no run, stays back for a straight length ball. The turn is slow, and he is okay with a defensive

126.3

Deonarine to Pattinson, 1 run, "Keeper, keeper, keeper, keeper," shouts Baugh as they steal a single to cover-point. Bravo;'s throw goes to the bowler who is well in front of stumps

126.4

Deonarine to Hussey, no run, quick length ball, pushed back to him

126.5

Deonarine to Hussey, 1 run, low trajectory again, driven wide of mid-off for one

126.6

Deonarine to Pattinson, no run, we need to keep a record of how many times Patto has played and misses. Goes after a short and wide delivery again, and just can't touch it

End of over 127 (3 runs) Australia 294/6
JL Pattinson    30* (107b 5x4)      N Deonarine    18-4-32-1
MEK Hussey    72* (198b 4x4 1x6)      S Shillingford    45-15-84-2

127.1

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, flighted on off, defended back to him

127.2

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, short of a length, around off, defended off the back foot

127.3

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, tossed up on off, trusts it to turn away, and shoulders arms

127.4

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, nice variation, the straighter one, beats Hussey's edge, but the appeal for lbw is stifled because it has hit him outside the line, and is bouncing over too

127.5

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, stays back to defend a length ball

127.6

Shillingford to Hussey, no run, his first rash sweep shot, a premeditated one, and Shilly is slow through the air, and the ball arrives ages after he has swung. Another play and miss

End of over 128 (maiden) Australia 294/6
MEK Hussey    72* (204b 4x4 1x6)      S Shillingford    46-16-84-2
JL Pattinson    30* (107b 5x4)      N Deonarine    18-4-32-1

128.1

Deonarine to Pattinson, no run, flat outside off, Patto cuts, but can't beat point

128.2

Deonarine to Pattinson, no run, stays back to defend this quick length ball

128.3

Deonarine to Pattinson, no run, well forward to block this

128.4

Deonarine to Pattinson, no run, flighted outside off, smothered after a big stride

128.5

Deonarine to Pattinson, no run, short and wide, cut away, but finds point

128.6

Deonarine to Pattinson, no run, tossed up on middle and off, cautiously played back to him

End of over 129 (maiden) Australia 294/6
JL Pattinson    30* (113b 5x4)      N Deonarine    19-5-32-1
MEK Hussey    72* (204b 4x4 1x6)      S Shillingford    46-16-84-2

"What must Wade be thinking watching this. Second ball he faces is a snorter and he is good enough to get an edge on it. Huss and JP play and miss, play and miss, edge short of slips, missed stumpings." What a game, Glenn

129.1

Shillingford to Hussey, 1 run, another arm ball, gets the inside edge onto the pad, but there is no short leg, and he takes the single

Short leg in for Patto

129.2

Shillingford to Pattinson, no run, pitched up on middle and leg, smothered

129.3

Shillingford to Pattinson, no run, middle and leg again, just a bit shorter, giving it time to turn before it reaches the bat, but Patto covers it well

129.4

Shillingford to Pattinson, no run, quicker, flatter, on off, waits for it to turn, and defends with an open face

129.5

Shillingford to Pattinson, no run, fullish, middle and leg, pushed to mid-on

"I suppose this is probably the longest innings of Pattinson's first-class career. He's already faced 20 more balls than in his 37 not out against India, which is his highest first-class as well as his highest test score." Possible, Alan Harrison

129.6

Shillingford to Pattinson, 2 runs, pushed through, with the arm, but too straight, and he works it around the corner. They decide to steal the second by the time Edwards comes in from the deep square fence. They have made it, but a direct hit could have had them in trouble

End of over 130 (3 runs) Australia 297/6
JL Pattinson    32* (118b 5x4)      S Shillingford    47-16-87-2
MEK Hussey    73* (205b 4x4 1x6)      N Deonarine    19-5-32-1

"Highest partnership of the innings. Who would have believed it." Indeed, Rob

130.1

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

130.2

Deonarine to Hussey, OUT, a most unHussey-like dismissal. This is soft, but West Indies have deserved some luck. Just an innocuous little length ball outside off, Hussey pushes at it, slightly loosely, and hits it waist high to short extra cover. Deonarine has broken yet another partnership, and Hussey is cross with himself

MEK Hussey c Brathwaite b Deonarine 73 (240m 207b 4x4 1x6) SR: 35.26

We have Ben Hilfenhaus in now. A slip and a short leg

130.3

Deonarine to Hilfenhaus, no run, slow slow offbreak, turning down leg, and left alone

130.4

Deonarine to Hilfenhaus, no run, full, straight and quick, pushed back to him

130.5

Deonarine to Hilfenhaus, no run, short of a length, stays low, defended off the back foot

130.6

Deonarine to Hilfenhaus, no run, another super-slow offbreak, at 67ks, Hilfy waits and waits, and defends in front of leg

End of over 131 (wicket maiden) Australia 297/7
BW Hilfenhaus    0* (4b)      N Deonarine    20-6-32-2
JL Pattinson    32* (118b 5x4)      S Shillingford    47-16-87-2

"Mango chow wouldn't be that great right now. They've only just come into season. It's the pineapple chow that's to die for when you're at the Oval. Best lady used to be in Dos Santos stand though, rest its soul. If you spot a tray of that, give it a try--sweet, salty, spicy goodness!" Rhonda, you beauty, you

131.1

Shillingford to Pattinson, OUT, after one time, it is two time. They have waited hours for one edge, but like buses two have followed each other. Both set batsmen gone. Shilly bowls a slow offbreak on middle and leg, Patto's bat turns early, and it lobs off the leading edge. They nearly make a meal of it as nobody calls for it. Barath has takes a few steps back from silly point to catch, but hang on. Bravo moves in late from cover, and takes the catch. Barath is wondering where the ball is. All's well, though

JL Pattinson c Bravo b Shillingford 32 (154m 119b 5x4 0x6) SR: 26.89

Nathan Lyon is the new man in

131.2

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

131.3

Shillingford to Lyon, no run, Lyon pushes forward again, not quite to the pitch of it, but defends solidly

131.4

Shillingford to Lyon, no run, appeal for lbw as this turns in sharply, and beats the inside edge, but he is given not out. Fair enough too, When the ball turns that much, it either hits the pad outside the line or misses leg stump after pitching. The latter in this case

131.5

Shillingford to Lyon, no run, forward-defensive to a fullish delivery

131.6

Shillingford to Lyon, no run, pushes right forward to defend

End of over 132 (wicket maiden) Australia 297/8
NM Lyon    0* (5b)      S Shillingford    48-17-87-3
BW Hilfenhaus    0* (4b)      N Deonarine    20-6-32-2

The part-timer has taken Hussey's wicket, and Sammy has now called upon the leading bowler to try to run through the tail. Here's Roach

132.1

Roach to Hilfenhaus, no run, good start. Short of a length, around of,f holds its line, beats the edge

Two slips, no gully

132.2

Roach to Hilfenhaus, 1 run, short of a length again, guided through the vacant gull region for one

132.3

Roach to Lyon, 1 run, short, into the rib, tucked away to long leg

You know what I want? I want Lyon, Nathan and Beer to bat together

132.4

Roach to Hilfenhaus, no run, full on off, driven to cover. Good shot for a No. 10

132.5

Roach to Hilfenhaus, no run, looks to cut this, cant beat point

The second slip now moves to gully, and the first slip goes wider

132.6

Roach to Hilfenhaus, no run, Hilfy fends at a short delivery, pushes it uppishly, but to the right of gully, and it doesn't carry to point either

End of over 133 (2 runs) Australia 299/8
BW Hilfenhaus    1* (9b)      KAJ Roach    26-5-98-3
NM Lyon    1* (6b)      S Shillingford    48-17-87-3

133.1

Shillingford to Lyon, FOUR, full on off, sweeps, the bat comes down from high, keeps it down, gets four past square leg

Four catching men now

133.2

Shillingford to Lyon, no run, flighted outside off, turning in, defended solidly

133.3

Shillingford to Lyon, no run, nice, gets this to dip, creates a gap between bat and pad, and then it turns in sharply, but the ball hits the inside half of the bat, and dies down

133.4

Shillingford to Lyon, no run, looks to sweep, is beaten, is hit on the pad, but he has got himself outside the line of off

133.5

Shillingford to Lyon, 1 run, another attempt at sweep, this time he manages to make contact. Bravo is at backward short leg, but this is hit hard, and all he manages is to get a hand to it. A single conceded

133.6

Shillingford to Hilfenhaus, no run, Hilfenhaus immediately reviews this. Gould took ages to make his mind up and raise the finger, but Hilfy didn't even take a second to make that t-sign. The immediate question is the amount of turn. This is turning in sharply, from well outside off, and hits him in front of the stumps. The leg stump is visible, but Hilfy trusts it to turn down. And so it does, missing leg, according to the replays. And thus the decision is overturned

End of over 134 (5 runs) Australia 304/8
BW Hilfenhaus    1* (10b)      S Shillingford    49-17-92-3
NM Lyon    6* (11b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    26-5-98-3

"Lyon, Nathan, Beer bat together? A bit of wishful thinking!" Bobby, I nearly got it. That damned DRS

134.1

Roach to Lyon, no run, length ball, misdirected, down the leg side

134.2

Roach to Lyon, 1 run, push-drives at this length ball outside off, gets a single past cover

134.3

Roach to Hilfenhaus, FOUR, that's some shot. Front-foot cut? Punch? Call it whatever. Short of a length. Doesn't care he is forward, and goes through with it, and places it between gully and point

134.4

Roach to Hilfenhaus, OUT, Bowled'im. No DRS here. This one nips back in from short of a length, from just outside off. Hits the thigh pad outside the line of leg, but the ricochet hits the stumps

BW Hilfenhaus b Roach 5 (19m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 41.66

So now we have Lyon, Nathan and Beer batting together

134.5

Roach to Beer, 2 runs, full, on the pads, clipped away, already the calling is a little staggered, but they come back for two

"Can't agree more with the pineapple chow comment. Think I'm gonna forget the cricket this afternoon and hunt some down: Hurry up, and get to QPO, David G

134.6

Roach to Beer, OUT, Beer reviews now. He has been given out lbw as he has shuffled too far across. This is short of a length, nips in from outside off, Beer is across, his inside edge is beaten, and he is hit high on the pad, in front of middle and leg. Erasmus gives him out immediately, Beer reviews immediately. The replays show it to be hitting the top of leg, which means he is gone, and Roach gets five

MA Beer lbw b Roach 2 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

3.39pm That's the end of the innings. Roach gets pats on the back for his Michelle. And before he walks off, Kemar raises the ball to the crowd. West Indies have come back rather well after an unfortunate spell of play. Hussey and Pattinson nearly ran away with this, but West Indies have come back to take the last four for 14. I am sure West Indies would have taken it had they been offered five wickets for 103 runs at the start of the day's play. Apart from Roach, credit is due to Shillingford too, who bowled nearly a whole ODI innings - 49 overs. Deonarine produced the breakthroughs: Clarke and Hussey.

"Lyon, Nathan and Beer selection ahead of Cameron White has made Victoria bitter." Glenn, sir, you are a poet. And they have decided to have tea amid all talk of beer. We'll resume by about 3.59pm, and I leave you with tea-time thoughts from Rhonda: "Actually you can make chow (a word for a sort of fast pickling) with any kind of fruit. I've made chow with guavas, plum and mango chow are particularly popular here, but as a child, I made chow with cucumbers, tomatoes, portugals, tamarind and even bananas. Yes, that last didn't work out so well..."

End of over 135 (7 runs) Australia 311/10
     KAJ Roach    27-5-105-5
NM Lyon    7* (13b 1x4)      S Shillingford    49-17-92-3
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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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