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"I wonder what inscription would Mikey put on the tombstone on the "dead" QPO wicket." Frank, how about Rest In Pieces? If this goes into the final day, there could be pieces coming off that surface. Meanwhile Adrian Barath and Kraigg Brathwaite (AB and KB) come out. Australia are on the field already. And what do we have here? Michael Beer to bowl the first over. That is a stop-the-press moment. A slip, a silly point, a short leg, and he goes round the stumps

3.55pm "You forgot pomerack and pommecythere chow...de bess" On that note from Custad, I welcome you back. A little more than two hours, light permitting, remain in the day. An important session (as if the other five weren't?) to follow

0.1

Beer to Barath, no run, drags this down, AB stays back and defends this in front of off. No turn

0.2

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

0.3

Beer to Barath, no run, now gives it some rip, on a length, AB stays back and defends

0.4

Beer to Barath, no run, flighted outside off, gets turn and bounce now, AB doesn't play at it

0.5

Beer to Barath, no run, full, middle and off, pushed back to Beer

0.6

Beer to Barath, no run, What. A. Ripper. Vicious delivery. Flat, on leg, turns against the angle, beats the edge, beats the stumps, and Wade collects it chest high

End of over 1 (maiden) West Indies 0/0
AB Barath    0* (6b)      MA Beer    1-1-0-0
KC Brathwaite    0* (0b)     

Hilfenhaus will share the new ball. two slips, a sort of fifth slip, and a gully

1.1

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, outswing for Hilfy as expected, past the tentative bat of KB outside off

1.2

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, short of a length, KB is slightly squared up, and defends to cover

1.3

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, he is moving back and across along the crease, and is again squared up to an outswinger. Gets the outside half of the bat

1.4

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, appeal for lbw as he is caught back to an outswinger, but this has hit him outside off, and swinging further away

"Didn't forget, my boy. Just didn't want to mention anything our foreign friends might not be familiar with. Or that would be so spectacularly hard to spell. Probably difficult enough for them to get their minds around the whole chow thing ::grin::" Rhonda says she never missed anything

1.5

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, short of a length, swings away again, and past the bat again. Tentative stuff from KB

1.6

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, another lovely outswigner, pitched further up this time, KB is only half-forward, and the ball swings past the edge

End of over 2 (maiden) West Indies 0/0
KC Brathwaite    0* (6b)      BW Hilfenhaus    1-1-0-0
AB Barath    0* (6b)      MA Beer    1-1-0-0

"Trinidadians would use anything to make a chow, Some of which i personally would stay away from, never heard about banana chow before, and i definitely would have to take Rhonda's word on how that tasted." Reuel calls Rhonda on that banana chow. Meanwhile the bowling so far has been spicy as the chow. More pressure as we get a gully too

2.1

Beer to Barath, no run, and this stays low well outside off, left alone

2.2

Beer to Barath, no run, full and straight, on the crease, pushed back to him

2.3

Beer to Barath, no run, anxious to get off the mark. Pushes this square, straight to point, wants the single, is sent back

2.4

Beer to Barath, no run, full and flat outside off, left alone

2.5

Beer to Barath, no run, tossed up, just outside off, 88ks, turns away, but Barath doesn't play at it

2.6

Beer to Barath, no run, and just like the last over, he ends this one with a ripper. This is pitched on off, though, and then turns and bounce towards Wade's chest. Beats the edge again

End of over 3 (maiden) West Indies 0/0
AB Barath    0* (12b)      MA Beer    2-2-0-0
KC Brathwaite    0* (6b)      BW Hilfenhaus    1-1-0-0

"You got some alliteration going on in "slips, silly point, short-leg, and stumps! Good job!" Bobby, technically, short leg is not alliterating here, because the first sound is "sh"

3.1

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, left alone outside off

3.2

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, no run, another beauty from Hilfy. Short of a length, on off, KB in the crease, is squared up, and the ball beats the edge

3.3

Hilfenhaus to Brathwaite, OUT, He is gone. Is that consecutive ducks? Or did he score in the second innings in Barbados? Anyway he is going to review it. This is another beauty. I'll tell you why. He has been beating the outside edge so often that KB is moving far too across to cover that away movement. And here Hilfenhaus slips in an outswinger that starts a touch straighter, and beats the inside edge this time. Pitches middle and leg, and straightens enough to be clipping the leg bail. Aggressive start for Australia

KC Brathwaite lbw b Hilfenhaus 0 (12m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

And like Australia, West Indies have lost a wicket before scoring a run today

In comes Kieran Powell, in place of the injured and in-form Kirk Edwards. "Beer, Braithwaite, Barath and Ben...." That works for alliteration, Rob. We have a short leg to go with two slips and a gully

3.4

Hilfenhaus to Powell, no run, short of a length, into the body, fends with bottom hand soft, keeps it down

3.5

Hilfenhaus to Powell, no run, late outswing, length ball, on off, nearly gets the lbw - but for the inside edge

3.6

Hilfenhaus to Powell, no run, short of a length, on off, pushes to point

End of over 4 (wicket maiden) West Indies 0/1
KOA Powell    0* (3b)      BW Hilfenhaus    2-2-0-1
AB Barath    0* (12b)      MA Beer    2-2-0-0

Television crew has lost power at QPO

4.1

Beer to Barath, no run

4.2

Beer to Barath, no run

4.3

Beer to Barath, no run

4.4

Beer to Barath, no run

4.5

Beer to Barath, no run

4.6

Beer to Barath, no run

End of over 5 (maiden) West Indies 0/1
AB Barath    0* (18b)      MA Beer    3-3-0-0
KOA Powell    0* (3b)      BW Hilfenhaus    2-2-0-1

Apologies folks. We had a complete blackout at QPO. The previous over was a maiden, but I have no details. We are back up and running now

5.1

Hilfenhaus to Powell, no run, short of a length, on off, defended off the back foot

5.2

Hilfenhaus to Powell, 2 runs, Finally, West Indies are off the mark. Off the 32nd ball. Short of a length, outside off, pushed with an open face, past point

5.3

Hilfenhaus to Powell, no run, length ball, outside off, holds its line, left alone

"Regarding the spiciness of the chow: it's all down to the type of pepper and amount you put in. A moruga scorpion or seven-pot can cause some serious stomach trouble, similar to what the Windies openers may be experiencing atm." Opener and No. 3, you mean, Alia?

5.4

Hilfenhaus to Powell, no run, swinging into the pads, turned away to square leg

5.5

Hilfenhaus to Powell, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, gets a little big on him, but Powell gets on his toe, and on top of the bounce, and guides it past point

"Interesting that just when everyone is discussing national cullinary traditions, the Aussies should decide to be unconventional and start everything off with Beer." Alan Harrison, how close is what Brathwaite scored to a chook?

5.6

Hilfenhaus to Barath, no run, lovely outswinger from Hilfy. Short of driving length, on off, and then leaves him squared, and the edge prone, without actually taking it

End of over 6 (3 runs) West Indies 3/1
AB Barath    0* (19b)      BW Hilfenhaus    3-2-3-1
KOA Powell    3* (8b)      MA Beer    3-3-0-0

Over the stumps to Powell

6.1

Beer to Powell, 1 run, overpitched outside off, driven wide of mid-off for one

"Australia innings was the first time 4 bowlers have bowled 15+ overs against them and gone for less than two per over in same innings since 1961." Before Andy Zaltzman, statsguru just existed. He has given it some meaning in life. Thanks Andy Z

6.2

Beer to Barath, no run, full, on off, pushed back to Beer

Oh, by the way, those who don't trust Andy Z's stats, good luck proving him wrong

6.3

Beer to Barath, no run, nicely tossed up, on a length, on off, turning away, defended off the back foot

6.4

Beer to Barath, no run, Barath continues to remain on no score. Anxious little drive in front of the body, the ball turns, takes the outside half of the bat, and Lyon dives at cover-point to keep him there

6.5

Beer to Barath, no run, left alone outside off, no turn, but just straightens down the line

6.6

Beer to Barath, no run, fuller, flatter, Barath stays back and defends

End of over 7 (1 run) West Indies 4/1
AB Barath    0* (24b)      MA Beer    4-3-1-0
KOA Powell    4* (9b)      BW Hilfenhaus    3-2-3-1

7.1

Hilfenhaus to Powell, 3 runs, nicely driven. Not a half-volley. Length ball, shaping in towards off, he meets it with a full face, and push-drives it between bowler and mid-off

7.2

Hilfenhaus to Barath, 1 run, cheers across QPO as Barath gets off the mark. That has to be a sheepish feeling. Barath moves across to a length ball, the ball hits the inside half of the bat, and he takes a single to square leg

Short leg moves to silly mid-on

7.3

Hilfenhaus to Powell, FOUR, Hilfy bowls the one that angles across. Short of a length, and Powell plays for the swing. The thick edge goes between second slip and gully

7.4

Hilfenhaus to Powell, 1 run, short of a length, pushed wide of point, for a single

"I sent in the comment before he fell. Maybe he had some chow before he came out. Beer doesn't help to cut the spice levels I'm afraid, only adds to the pressure." I stand corrected, Alia

7.5

Hilfenhaus to Barath, no run, length ball, on off, swinging away, defended to cover off the back foot

Two slips and too gullies

7.6

Hilfenhaus to Barath, no run, short of a length, absolutely straight after pitching, pushed to square leg

End of over 8 (9 runs) West Indies 13/1
AB Barath    1* (27b)      BW Hilfenhaus    4-2-12-1
KOA Powell    12* (12b 1x4)      MA Beer    4-3-1-0

8.1

Beer to Powell, no run, flat length ball outside off, he is back to defend it

8.2

Beer to Powell, 1 run, full outside off, and Powell drives it wide of cover for one

8.3

Beer to Barath, no run, nicely bowled, angling in towards off, then pitching and turning away. Defended towards off

8.4

Beer to Barath, no run, lbw appeal. After leaving him in all sorts of doubts with that turn, Beer slips in the straighter one, and a thin inside edge saves him a plumb lbw

8.5

Beer to Barath, no run, flat, shortish, wide, left alone

8.6

Beer to Barath, 2 runs, Australia getting taste of their own medicine. Edges flying all sorts of places but to hand. This time Barath is drawn into pushing outside off, and the outside edge goes past slip

End of over 9 (3 runs) West Indies 16/1
AB Barath    3* (31b)      MA Beer    5-3-4-0
KOA Powell    13* (14b 1x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    4-2-12-1

"If Clarke gives the West Indies too much Beer at this time of the day, they might have the runs tomorrow morning." Professor, it's not just the beer, but Lyon, Nathan and Beer in tandem. Lyon gets the new ball too. Well, only nine overs old. Round the stumps to Powell. One slip, silly point, and a short leg

9.1

Lyon to Powell, no run, starts with a short delivery, punched to cover-point

9.2

Lyon to Powell, no run, goes full, yorks him in front of middle and leg

9.3

Lyon to Powell, FOUR, driven uppishly, but through the vacant cover region. Powell is doing his best to not allow Australia dictate to him. Overpitched delivery, and he drives through extra over. Doesn't matter in this case that it has gone at catchable height

9.4

Lyon to Powell, 2 runs, Lyon pushes this through, and the ball stays low too. But Powell gets a bottom edge past slip again

9.5

Lyon to Powell, no run, short of a length, turning away, left alone

9.6

Lyon to Powell, no run, length ball, middle and leg, turning towards off, defended past silly point

End of over 10 (6 runs) West Indies 22/1
KOA Powell    19* (20b 2x4)      NM Lyon    1-0-6-0
AB Barath    3* (31b)      MA Beer    5-3-4-0

10.1

Beer to Barath, no run, full, middle and leg, he gets across, and defends it back to Beer

10.2

Beer to Barath, no run, full, middle and leg again, defended to off

10.3

Beer to Barath, no run, short of a length, on off, defended off the back foot

"No worries. Your comment about edges flying makes me believe that the Windies may have had some green mango chow. Nothing edges your teeth more than green fruit....with that I'm off to look for some chow and source a radio." So long, Alia. Go easy on that chow

10.4

Beer to Barath, no run, nice flight, but too full, and defended easily in front of middle and leg

10.5

Beer to Barath, no run, length, middle and leg, flat, defended to leg

10.6

Beer to Barath, no run, short of a length, flat, on off, straightening, defended well again

Boy, is Barath buckling down here? Three off 37. Some will be pleased to see this, particularly those who are not too pleased with his happy swingy ways at the top

End of over 11 (maiden) West Indies 22/1
AB Barath    3* (37b)      MA Beer    6-4-4-0
KOA Powell    19* (20b 2x4)      NM Lyon    1-0-6-0

11.1

Lyon to Powell, no run, nicely tossed on leg, defended to leg, off the inside half of the bat

11.2

Lyon to Powell, no run, flighted on off, turns a touch away, defended with an open face

11.3

Lyon to Powell, no run, length ball, flighted on off, pushed with an open face, to point

11.4

Lyon to Powell, no run, pushes this one through, Powell looks to cut, the ball stops a touch, he ends up hitting it back to Lyon

11.5

Lyon to Powell, no run, full on off, driven, but we now have another man at cover

11.6

Lyon to Powell, no run, tossed up outside off, slight dip on this, but defended solidly back

End of over 12 (maiden) West Indies 22/1
KOA Powell    19* (26b 2x4)      NM Lyon    2-1-6-0
AB Barath    3* (37b)      MA Beer    6-4-4-0

Oh lovely. Dreadlock Holiday playing at QPO. Has to be one of the best cricket songs

12.1

Beer to Barath, no run, length ball, middle and leg, straightening, defended off the back foot

12.2

Beer to Barath, FOUR, driven in the air, but through the gap at cover. Barath pushes forward to this length ball, and drives with an open face. "Catch" is the shout, but he has gone right through the vacant extra cover region

12.3

Beer to Barath, no run, good response. Slows this down, lets it dip, and then turns away after pitching middle and off. Beats the edge

12.4

Beer to Barath, OUT, lovely spin bowling. Barath is dead plumb. He has followed that slow teasing spinning delivery up with an arm ball. Barath is caught back. The ball pitches on a length, just outside off, turns in with the arm, and hits him deep inside the crease, in front of off. What was that line? Couldn't get plumber if he was working with pipes

AB Barath lbw b Beer 7 (47m 41b 1x4 0x6) SR: 17.07

In comes Darren Bravo, batting in a QPO Test for the first time. What a situation to walk into

12.5

Beer to Bravo, 2 runs, length ball outside off, Bravo pushes at it, the ball doesn't turn, hits the outside half of the bat, gores past slip

12.6

Beer to Bravo, no run, flighted outside off, Bravo covers the turn, pushes to cover

End of over 13 (6 runs) West Indies 28/2
DM Bravo    2* (2b)      MA Beer    7-4-10-1
KOA Powell    19* (26b 2x4)      NM Lyon    2-1-6-0

Lyon should like this. two left-hand batsmen at the wicket, and two to follow

13.1

Lyon to Powell, no run, full, middle and leg, pushed to mid-on

13.2

Lyon to Powell, no run, slower through the air, Powell stays back to a full delivery, opening the face late to defend this offbreak

13.3

Lyon to Powell, no run, flighted on off, this time he presses forward and defends

13.4

Lyon to Powell, no run, short of a length, outside off, punched to cover-point, and they don't risk a sharp single with Warner

13.5

Lyon to Powell, no run, full, middle and off, pushed to mid-off

13.6

Lyon to Powell, no run, length ball outside off, lets it spin through to Baugh

End of over 14 (maiden) West Indies 28/2
KOA Powell    19* (32b 2x4)      NM Lyon    3-2-6-0
DM Bravo    2* (2b)      MA Beer    7-4-10-1

14.1

Beer to Bravo, FOUR, disdainfully smashed away. Overpitched outside off, and Bravo lofts this through mid-off. The man there is wide, and he knows he can play this shot

14.2

Beer to Bravo, no run, gets a little dip on this, Bravo lets it turn, and defends it to leg

14.3

Beer to Bravo, no run, slower through the air, gets more turn, which means it slides down leg, and Bravo lets it slide

14.4

Beer to Bravo, no run, short of a length, turning into middle and leg, pushed back to him

14.5

Beer to Bravo, 2 runs, flighted outside off, driven against the turn, past cover-point

14.6

Beer to Bravo, FOUR, Bravo is in some mood in front of home crowd. Powell has to act in haste to save his head. Beer bowls another half-volley, and Bravo smashes it through where Powell's head would have been had he not gone down

End of over 15 (10 runs) West Indies 38/2
DM Bravo    12* (8b 2x4)      MA Beer    8-4-20-1
KOA Powell    19* (32b 2x4)      NM Lyon    3-2-6-0

And Powell has now asked for a helmet. Not because he feels unsafe batting with Bravo, but because Clarke has had enough of Lyon. Here is James Pattinson

15.1

Pattinson to Powell, OUT, And he strikes first ball. What a day for Patto. Nearly gets his new top-score, and then an lbw first ball. Although my gut reaction is, this is pitched outside leg. Powell doesn't review it, though. Slightly short of a length, straightens just a little, and hits him in front of leg. There is every chance this has pitched outside leg, because it hasn't really swung. Powell thinks otherwise. The replays show it to be pitching just outside. Had he reviewed, Powell would have been saved

KOA Powell lbw b Pattinson 19 (45m 33b 2x4 0x6) SR: 57.57

Final water break of the day. Another hour for West Indies to sruvive

Shivnarine Chanderpaul comes in to an ever so familiar situation

15.2

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

15.3

Pattinson to Chanderpaul, no run, big wide down the leg side, testing Wade a bit, who does well with a full-length dive and a one-handed save

15.4

Pattinson to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a length, on middle and off, Shiv shuffles, gets behind it, defends

15.5

Pattinson to Chanderpaul, no run, half appeal for lbw, Shiv has gone too far across, but this is again pitched outside leg. Surely JP doesn't expect two in one over?

15.6

Pattinson to Chanderpaul, no run, wide length ball, angling further away, left alone

What a first over back, for most of it he has struggled to find his radar, but with the first one he got Powell lbw with one that pitched outside leg

End of over 16 (wicket maiden) West Indies 38/3
S Chanderpaul    0* (5b)      JL Pattinson    1-1-0-1
DM Bravo    12* (8b 2x4)      MA Beer    8-4-20-1

Lyon gets a change of ends

16.1

Lyon to Bravo, no run, flighted outside off, turning away, left alone

A slip, a silly mid-off, a short leg

16.2

Lyon to Bravo, no run, short of a length, stays low as it turns away, hits the cue of the bat

16.3

Lyon to Bravo, no run, tossed up well outside off, left alone

16.4

Lyon to Bravo, no run, flighted well outside off again, left alone again

16.5

Lyon to Bravo, no run, this is better, gets it closer to off, in fact on off, and then turns it away sharply. Beats the edge

16.6

Lyon to Bravo, 1 run, short this time, not wide, but Bravo makes room and cuts for a single

End of over 17 (1 run) West Indies 39/3
DM Bravo    13* (14b 2x4)      NM Lyon    4-2-7-0
S Chanderpaul    0* (5b)      JL Pattinson    1-1-0-1

"Maybe Chanders should open so he can protect the tail from the start of the innings," says what seems like an exasperated Breado. Pattinson meanwhile got a change of boots during the last over

17.1

Pattinson to Bravo, no run, Just watch out for the first ball of Patto's overs. This is a superb swinging yorker, manically headed for the toe. Appeal for lbw, but Gould thinks it has hit the bat. Pattinson disagrees, but doesn't get the support of the captain. Replays show the ball pitched just before the boot, and then might have hit it while bouncing towards the bat

17.2

Pattinson to Bravo, 5 no balls, Patto is giving wade a torrid time. This one swings late, from just outside off, and well down leg after passing the stumps. Wade can't get to it

17.2

Pattinson to Bravo, 1 no ball, oversteps for the second time in a row, but gets the shape going towards the left-hand batsman. Left alone outside off

17.2

Pattinson to Bravo, no run, short of a length, middle and leg, defended

17.3

Pattinson to Bravo, no run, more swing into the pads, 140ks, length ball, pushed to midwicket

17.4

Pattinson to Bravo, no run, angled across him, left alone, but then the ball sings posthumously after passing the stumps. Wade has to dive to his left now

17.5

Pattinson to Bravo, no run, full and wide again, and Wade is full lenght to his left again

Perhaps Pattinson needs another change of boots?

17.6

Pattinson to Bravo, no run, length ball, outside off, doesn't play at it. For a change, a regulation take for Wade

End of over 18 (6 runs) West Indies 45/3
DM Bravo    13* (22b 2x4)      JL Pattinson    2-1-6-1
S Chanderpaul    0* (5b)      NM Lyon    4-2-7-0

Chanderpaul digs his guard

18.1

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, steps out to the first ball of spin he faces. Is beaten in the flight, but pushes at in front of his body, and manages to keep it down

18.2

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, flatter trajectory, stays back, and defends to cover

18.3

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, out of the crease again, and the ball dips again, and he pushes to point again, off the outside half of the bat

18.4

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, stays slow and high, does Lyon, and Chanderpaul defends from the crease

18.5

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a length, wide outside off, left alone

18.6

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a length again, turns and bounces outside off, but Shiv has nothing to do with it

End of over 19 (maiden) West Indies 45/3
S Chanderpaul    0* (11b)      NM Lyon    5-3-7-0
DM Bravo    13* (22b 2x4)      JL Pattinson    2-1-6-1

19.1

Pattinson to Bravo, no run, short of a length, on the pads, 140ks, worked away to square leg

19.2

Pattinson to Bravo, no run, two accurate deliveries in a row. That's better from Patto. Short of a length, stump to stump, defended back

19.3

Pattinson to Bravo, no run, and again, short of a length, on leg, angling towards middle, pushed towards mid-off

19.4

Pattinson to Bravo, no run, and he strays again. Wade should get some part of Pattinson's match fee. Well down leg, swinging too, and Wade has to dive to his right

19.5

Pattinson to Bravo, no run, short of a length, middle and leg, pushed to midwicket

So Pattinson is getting swing when he pitches up, but he loses his line then. When he is short he is accurate, but doesn't get swing. Interesting comeback so far

Goes round the stumps

19.6

Pattinson to Bravo, no run, tucks him up with a shortish delivery, Bravo looks to drop and run to cover, but Shiv is not interested

End of over 20 (maiden) West Indies 45/3
DM Bravo    13* (28b 2x4)      JL Pattinson    3-2-6-1
S Chanderpaul    0* (11b)      NM Lyon    5-3-7-0

20.1

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, nicely bowled. Teasingly hung in the air by Lyon. Shiv waits and waits, but then pushes, and is beaten by the turn

20.2

Lyon to Chanderpaul, 1 run, Chanders is off the mark with this drive wide of cover. In front of the body again, uppish for a bit, but safe

20.3

Lyon to Bravo, no run, flighted outside off, the ball turns and bounces, but is left alone

20.4

Lyon to Bravo, no run, flighted again, sharp turn again, but wide outside off

Over the wicket now

20.5

Lyon to Bravo, no run, pitched up on leg, Bravo has to play at this, but he does so solidly

20.6

Lyon to Bravo, no run, Not so solid now. Nicely tossed up again, the ball dips and turns away, beating the edge

End of over 21 (1 run) West Indies 46/3
DM Bravo    13* (32b 2x4)      NM Lyon    6-3-8-0
S Chanderpaul    1* (13b)      JL Pattinson    3-2-6-1

Enough of Pattinson's wayward offerings for Clarke. He has brought back Hilfenhaus. He wants another wicket before stumps, which are 34 minutes away

21.1

Hilfenhaus to Chanderpaul, no run, and Hilfenhaus nearly produces one right away. Lovely outswinger. Catches Chanderpaul back. Beats the bat. Hits the pad, but this is swinging down leg

21.2

Hilfenhaus to Chanderpaul, no run, slightly shorter, beats the edge, but headed down leg again

21.3

Hilfenhaus to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a length, Shiv stays back and defends

21.4

Hilfenhaus to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a length, swinging in from around off, Chanders behind it

21.5

Hilfenhaus to Chanderpaul, no run, fuller, swinging in towards middle and leg, Shiv's bat comes down late, but well in time for the purposes of an lbw appeal

Just one wide slip. One FSL. One short midwicket

21.6

Hilfenhaus to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a length, into the ribs, Shiv is early into the shot, is beaten and is hit in the waist area

End of over 22 (maiden) West Indies 46/3
S Chanderpaul    1* (19b)      BW Hilfenhaus    5-3-12-1
DM Bravo    13* (32b 2x4)      NM Lyon    6-3-8-0

A slip and a short leg in for Bravo. Lyon over the stumps

22.1

Lyon to Bravo, no run, flighted on middle and leg, left alone to turn across the stumps

22.2

Lyon to Bravo, no run, pitched outside leg, Bravo stays back to let it turn, and then defends

22.3

Lyon to Bravo, no run, pushes at this flighted delivery on leg, and is beaten by the sharp turn

22.4

Lyon to Bravo, no run, Bravo presses forward now to get close to the pitch of the ball, and defends this to off

22.5

Lyon to Bravo, 1 run, flighted outside leg, more turn, Bravo pushes with soft hands, and the edge goes past slip

22.6

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, flighted around off, and he can let it be with the amount of turn

End of over 23 (1 run) West Indies 47/3
S Chanderpaul    1* (20b)      NM Lyon    7-3-9-0
DM Bravo    14* (37b 2x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    5-3-12-1

5.34pm Aha. The light has deteriorated. The umpires have asked Australia to bowl only spin. Hilfy has been taken off. Back comes Beer

23.1

Beer to Bravo, no run, flighted outside off, driven to extra cover

23.2

Beer to Bravo, no run, short of a length, just outside off, goes back to try to make room, but is cramped by the turn in

23.3

Beer to Bravo, no run, full, middle and off, defended back to him

23.4

Beer to Bravo, no run, length ball, turning in, defended in front of leg

"I think there was a mistype in delivery 21.6. It should have been "early into the poo"." Thanks JohnM, it has been corrected. It's the second time this series

23.5

Beer to Bravo, no run, length ball, turning into leg, defended back to him

23.6

Beer to Bravo, no run, tossed up outside off, defended off the front foot

End of over 24 (maiden) West Indies 47/3
DM Bravo    14* (43b 2x4)      MA Beer    9-5-20-1
S Chanderpaul    1* (20b)      NM Lyon    7-3-9-0

5.37pm Another discussion on light, and we have another over on. Lyon over the wicket to Shiv too

24.1

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a length, on off, turning away, left alone

24.2

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, flighted on off, driven to cover

F Edwards is padded up. Deonarine doesn't want any part of this action tonight

24.3

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, flighted outside leg, he lets it hit his pad

24.4

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, full and wide, turning away, left alone

24.5

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, flighted on middle and leg, defended to silly point

Now we have a slip, a gully, a silly point and a short leg

24.6

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a length, pitched outside leg, scoots through, Chanders keeps it out

End of over 25 (maiden) West Indies 47/3
S Chanderpaul    1* (26b)      NM Lyon    8-4-9-0
DM Bravo    14* (43b 2x4)      MA Beer    9-5-20-1

Beer goes round the stumps now

25.1

Beer to Bravo, no run, angled across him, and Bravo sees it through to Wade

"question...does clarke have to bowl spin?? can he refuse in which case they would go off??" Yes, Timmy, if he wanted to go off now, he could introduce one of the quicks

25.2

Beer to Bravo, no run, length ball on off, defended to mid-off

25.3

Beer to Bravo, 2 runs, pitched on leg, turning down, nudged away fine on the leg side

5.45pm Stumps officially called. Covers coming on. Another gripping day of cricket. I have lost count of how many times batsmen - from either side - played and missed. There is a lot going for the bowlers on this pitch now. West Indies would have been pleased with their work in the field, taking five remaining wickets for 103 runs, but Australia have attacked them ruthlessly, opening with spin and attacking fields, and taking out three wickets. Australia clearly ahead right now. Not the least because West Indies have to bat last on this pitch. West Indies will need something big from the pair in the middle. Tune in for the early start - 9.30am - tomorrow to see if Shiv and Bravo can do it for them. Cheers

5.42pm Fast bowler or no fast bowler, we are walking off for light. Not yet stumps, but I don't see a scenario where light will improve so much over the next 18 minutes that we will get back on field. "Should be against the rules for editing commentary after another line has been written. Just like Sammy & co could not ask for a referral because they took too long." In that case, Breado, I'd be in deep shot

9.50am Umpire says "play". Beer to Bravo

9.48am Clarke leads Australia out onto the field. "This is a disgrace. Surely the protocols for the DRS have been written such that if is not available then we carry on as in the old days (or in India) with the on-field umpires' decisions being final. Tell the Australians to get out there or forfeit the match." Cliff, I like the "or in India" inside brackets. And fret not, Australia have been told to come out and play

9.46am "I'm in Aust & FOX Sports has advised that due to "technical problems" their telecast is temp unavailable. Maybe i'm too cynical but could the play have been postponed by directive of the broadcaster - no income if there's no program. Hope its fixwd soon." I wouldn't rule it out, Fiery, but the good news is, the players are walking out. Apparently the match referee has made sure Australia have to take field. All we need for a proper pickle is a close decision to go against Australia. I mean that would be unfair on them, but will make a spicy talking point

9.45am "It's a bit of a lose-lose for the Aussies, if they refuse to play the media will castigate them, if they play and the lack of DRS proves to influential in a big decision they may regret playing..." Punter, more than the media, I would play on because my side is in a better position, and I don't want to lose time. Anyway we are 15 minutes and counting with this delay. I don't think West Indies will mind this delay. "If you start the test under one set of conditions you have to have those conditions all the way through." It's a fair point, John Vane, and you can see why Australia are acting the way they are acting

9.40am "I can understand the decision by Clarke, espeically on this wicket... but I want to see some cricket, so pup get over it!!" And SthAussie, aren't Australia the ones chasing the win here? They would hate to have West Indies nine down in the second innings at stumps, day five. Barry Wilkinson from Line and Length confirms it was the Australians that said they wouldn't play without DRS. He also says the the match referee has told the Aussies that DRS doesn't mean play won't go in if it is not available for some reason

9.35am We are still waiting for power to be restored. I am being led to believe by Line and Length radio that when Australia were told there would be no reviews available, they refused to play, and the umpires had no choice but to walk off. Simon Crosskill says, "They say if you live long enough, you'll see everything." Priceless. And Faz goes one step ahead: "It makes you want to be a dinosaur again. At least in that age we would have the game on. In 2012, we can't play." Technology has its advantages, I won't disagree, but it has held the game hostage here. And we have sunny, blue skies out there at QPO. This is Julian writing in, "How ever did they manage to hold tests before the DRS was invented?"

9.30am There is a serious power problem there at QPO, so there will be no DRS until it is restored. In fact the players are walking off. Fazeer Mohammed is letting rip on radio: "This is ludicrous. What message are you sending to the crowd that has turned up?" And it is believed that the players are going off just because of the absence of DRS while power is restored

9.20am "It's a question of how much fight the West Indies have left in them. It seems that a draw is the best that they can hope for and even that will be tough to achieve. If the answer is "not much" this match may be effectively over by lunch. Here's hoping that they hang in there." As usual, Mark Kidger is in early, and sums up the situation wisely. We are 10 minutes from the start. And when Chanders is due to bat, do follow my routine, and listen to Hooper and Chanderpaul

9.10am Welcome to the middle day of the QPO Test. AT least for the moment we have bright blue skies in Port Of Spain. West Indies, though, wouldn't mind a bit of rain to buy them time. It's all about batting long now for the men in the middle, Shiv Chanderpaul and Darren Bravo. This is Bravo's first Test in front of home crowd. We are about 20 minutes from today's early start. A long session awaits

25.4

Beer to Bravo, no run, pushed defensively to short midwicket

25.5

Beer to Bravo, no run, this time he is forward and pushes square on the off side

25.6

Beer to Bravo, 1 run, gets a single last ball, the 50 comes up for West Indies

End of over 26 (3 runs) West Indies 50/3
DM Bravo    17* (49b 2x4)      MA Beer    10-5-23-1
S Chanderpaul    1* (26b)      NM Lyon    8-4-9-0

Joy to the world. Power is back at QPO. Nathan Lyon will bowl the 27th over. A slip, a gully, and a short leg in

26.1

Lyon to Bravo, no run, full on off, defended with an open face, to point

26.2

Lyon to Bravo, no run, short and slow, and outside leg, but the ball stays low and turns a furlong, which means Bravo has to abort all plans of sending this out of PoS

26.3

Lyon to Bravo, 2 runs, full, on the pads, worked away off the toes

26.4

Lyon to Bravo, no run, nicely bowled, tossed up on middle and off, and then turns away sharply to beat the edge

He is bowling over the stumps, is Lyon

26.5

Lyon to Bravo, no run, flighted on off, driven nicely, can't beat cover

26.6

Lyon to Bravo, no run, flighted on middle and leg, turns a long way again, left alone

End of over 27 (2 runs) West Indies 52/3
DM Bravo    19* (55b 2x4)      NM Lyon    9-4-11-0
S Chanderpaul    1* (26b)      MA Beer    10-5-23-1

Ben Hilfenhaus replaces Beer, who finished his unfinished over from yesterday

27.1

Hilfenhaus to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a length, around off, swinging back in a little, defended off the back foot

27.2

Hilfenhaus to Chanderpaul, no run, slightly fuller, aimed for top of off, defended off the back foot

27.3

Hilfenhaus to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a length, middle and leg, pushed to midwicket

27.4

Hilfenhaus to Chanderpaul, 1 run, angled across him, Shiv makes a late decision to steer it to third man for one

27.5

Hilfenhaus to Bravo, no run, length ball wide outside off, angling further away, Bravo doesn't play at it

27.6

Hilfenhaus to Bravo, no run, short of a length, on off, defended off the front foot

End of over 28 (1 run) West Indies 53/3
DM Bravo    19* (57b 2x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    6-3-13-1
S Chanderpaul    2* (30b)      NM Lyon    9-4-11-0

28.1

Lyon to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, Shiv dances down the track, not quite to the pitch of this offbreak, and uppishly square-drives it past point

Lyon going round the stumps to Shiv

28.2

Lyon to Chanderpaul, 1 run, full on off, softly pushed wide of cover for one

Over the wicket to Bravo

28.3

Lyon to Bravo, no run, flighted on middle and leg, driven, square, but can't beat cover-point

28.4

Lyon to Bravo, no run, shorter, flatter, punched away, but can't beat the cover field

28.5

Lyon to Bravo, FOUR, this is a proper long hop, and despite sharp turn away from Bravo, he has cut this in front of square, through extra cover

28.6

Lyon to Bravo, no run, flighted on middle and leg, defended back

Just a reminder folks, the power is back, and DRS is available now

End of over 29 (7 runs) West Indies 60/3
DM Bravo    23* (61b 3x4)      NM Lyon    10-4-18-0
S Chanderpaul    5* (32b)      BW Hilfenhaus    6-3-13-1

"Refusing to play due to no DRS?, outrageous, this would never happen in India." Not a chance, Disco Bob

29.1

Hilfenhaus to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a length, middle and leg, pushed to short leg

29.2

Hilfenhaus to Chanderpaul, no run, this one swings in from a length, hits the inside edge on the way to the pad

29.3

Hilfenhaus to Chanderpaul, 1 run, short of a length, middle and leg, clipped away past midwicket

29.4

Hilfenhaus to Bravo, no run, short of a length, outside off, angles further away, left alone

29.5

Hilfenhaus to Bravo, no run, short of a length, just outside off, holds its line, but Bravo makes a brave - and ultimately good - leave

29.6

Hilfenhaus to Bravo, no run, short of a length, outside off, pushed to mid-off

End of over 30 (1 run) West Indies 61/3
DM Bravo    23* (64b 3x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    7-3-14-1
S Chanderpaul    6* (35b)      NM Lyon    10-4-18-0

"Hair shoulda been the umpire, they woulda forfeit the match. Steups." Joel, Inzamam will agree

30.1

Lyon to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, flat, short of a length, on off, turns away, takes the edge, but wide of slip

30.2

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, flighted on off, lets it turn, opens the face, pushes to point

30.3

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, fuller, middle and off, defended back to Lyon

30.4

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, dropped by both keeper and slip. Well, near impossible for keeper. Shiv is caught back, opening the face, gets the edge to this short-of-a-length ball, outside off. The deflection is big, hits Wade's pad, and deflects to Clarke, who can't hold on. Is it equal to dropping Hussey?

30.5

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone this time

30.6

Lyon to Chanderpaul, 1 run, shimmies down the track to push this wide of mid-off for one

End of over 31 (3 runs) West Indies 64/3
S Chanderpaul    9* (41b)      NM Lyon    11-4-21-0
DM Bravo    23* (64b 3x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    7-3-14-1

31.1

Hilfenhaus to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a length, just outside off, defended back to him

31.2

Hilfenhaus to Chanderpaul, no run, length ball, on the pads, turned away to midwicket

31.3

Hilfenhaus to Chanderpaul, no run, length ball outside off, shaping in, defended to cover

31.4

Hilfenhaus to Chanderpaul, no run, wide length ball, angling away, left alone

31.5

Hilfenhaus to Chanderpaul, FOUR, wide length ball again, Shiv walks into the drive, crashing it through cover, all along the ground

31.6

Hilfenhaus to Chanderpaul, no run, length ball outside off, gets an inside edge onto the pad

End of over 32 (4 runs) West Indies 68/3
S Chanderpaul    13* (47b 1x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    8-3-18-1
DM Bravo    23* (64b 3x4)      NM Lyon    11-4-21-0

"England should take note for the Ashes next year. Should they ever find themselves in a tricky situation, the Barmy Army should 'accidentally' disrupt the power to the DRS." Lee, I remember certain fire alarms going off at certain hotels

32.1

Lyon to Bravo, no run, flighted outside off, turns away sharply, left alone

Lyon now round the stumps to Bravo too

32.2

Lyon to Bravo, 1 run, half-volley, driven square, powerfully, but can't beat the cover field, and gets just the single

32.3

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, angled in, pitches on leg, turns towards middle, defended back to him

32.4

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, full, near yorker, digs it out

32.5

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, half-volley, middle and off, driven back to Lyon

32.6

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a length, outside off, allowed to turn through to Wade

End of over 33 (1 run) West Indies 69/3
S Chanderpaul    13* (51b 1x4)      NM Lyon    12-4-22-0
DM Bravo    24* (66b 3x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    8-3-18-1

33.1

Hilfenhaus to Bravo, no run, short of a length, angling across, left alone

33.2

Hilfenhaus to Bravo, FOUR, lovely punch. Short of a length, just outside off, he goes deep inside the crease, and punches it through cover, with the back arching back a little. You know who he reminds you of at such times

33.3

Hilfenhaus to Bravo, no run, this one stays low, but Bravo keeps it out

33.4

Hilfenhaus to Bravo, no run, this one comes off slowly off the track, and keeps low too. Bravo pushes at it outside off, gets an inside edge onto the bat. Nearly played on

33.5

Hilfenhaus to Bravo, no run, full and wide, left alone

33.6

Hilfenhaus to Bravo, no run, length ball wide outside off, angling further away, Wade does the rest

End of over 34 (4 runs) West Indies 73/3
DM Bravo    28* (72b 4x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    9-3-22-1
S Chanderpaul    13* (51b 1x4)      NM Lyon    12-4-22-0

34.1

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, lenght ball on leg, turning towards off, Shiv is back and across to defend it to leg

34.2

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, flighted on middle and leg, defended to short leg

34.3

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a length, stays back to defend one that stays low

34.4

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, on the pads now, easily defended to leg

34.5

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, full on off, driven to mid-off

34.6

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, half shout for lbw as this one doesn't turn away, but it has also taken an inside edge

End of over 35 (maiden) West Indies 73/3
S Chanderpaul    13* (57b 1x4)      NM Lyon    13-5-22-0
DM Bravo    28* (72b 4x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    9-3-22-1

"Bravo's first Test at Port or Spain! What do the Lara faithful have to say? Lara's first Test at QPO was 16th april, Bravo's was 15th!" Good spot, Andy Clarke. We have James Pattinson. Will be interesting to see if he finds some accuracy today

35.1

Pattinson to Bravo, no run, and Patto continues to give Wade tough time. Posthumous swing outside off, and against the angle it has had Wade moving at. So he has to change direction after having moved to his left, and take this near his shoelaces

35.2

Pattinson to Bravo, no run, short of a length, gets extra bounce, but outside off, and left alone

35.3

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

Punter again: "I'm sure Bravo, and the team, are hoping it doesn't take him 10 years to get his first century at the QPO as well."

35.4

Pattinson to Bravo, FOUR, short, no room, but Bravo is on his toes, and the back arches a little to make room, and then he cuts it at the top of the bounce. Oof, this is some shot

35.5

Pattinson to Bravo, no run, Pattinson comes back well with an outswinger and an lbw appeal, but this is clearly bouncing too high, and headed down leg too. Sprightly pace too

35.6

Pattinson to Bravo, no run, angled across him, and is wide enough to not be playing at

End of over 36 (4 runs) West Indies 77/3
DM Bravo    32* (78b 5x4)      JL Pattinson    4-2-10-1
S Chanderpaul    13* (57b 1x4)      NM Lyon    13-5-22-0

36.1

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, flighted outside off, left alone as it turns away

36.2

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, another leave well outside off

36.3

Lyon to Chanderpaul, 1 run, short of a length, turning away, punched through cover

36.4

Lyon to Bravo, no run, full outside off, left alone

36.5

Lyon to Bravo, no run, another leave well outside off

36.6

Lyon to Bravo, no run, excited fielders around the bat. Length ball, just outside off, turn and bounce, beats the bat

End of over 37 (1 run) West Indies 78/3
DM Bravo    32* (81b 5x4)      NM Lyon    14-5-23-0
S Chanderpaul    14* (60b 1x4)      JL Pattinson    4-2-10-1

"@Lee (or, if I may, Brett); good idea about England tactically disrupting the DRS in the Ashes. And they have the ideal men to send round to pull out the plug: Bilal Shafayat, or, if he is not available, Gary Pratt" Alan Harrison, interestingly, one of the men behind such noble tactics, Duncan Fletcher, is now with a team that calls back legitimately run-out batsmen. Wonder how he takes it

37.1

Pattinson to Chanderpaul, no run, length ball, wide of off, left alone

37.2

Pattinson to Chanderpaul, no run, swinging in towards middle and leg, inside-edged onto the pad

37.3

Pattinson to Chanderpaul, no run, well wide down the leg side, Wade has more work to do

37.4

Pattinson to Chanderpaul, no run, and now he bowls a grubber outside off, and Wade has to put his body behind this to prevent byes

37.5

Pattinson to Chanderpaul, 1 run, short of a length, on the pads, worked away for a single

"It is unfair to compare Bravo to Lara. Too much added pressure for young Bravo. Let him play his game. Lara will always be the Prince of Port-of-Spain and no one can ever take his place." Anoushka, it is not comparison, it is just that he reminds you of Lara with many of the shots. Can't help it

37.6

Pattinson to Bravo, no run, length ball on off, pushed to mid-off

End of over 38 (1 run) West Indies 79/3
DM Bravo    32* (82b 5x4)      JL Pattinson    5-2-11-1
S Chanderpaul    15* (65b 1x4)      NM Lyon    14-5-23-0

38.1

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a length, outside off, pushed to cover

38.2

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, flighted on off, Shiv is right to the pitch of it to defend

38.3

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, tossed up outside off, pushed to cover

"Where on earth is Watson? His ability to attack the stumps and get reverse swing when the ball keeps low can be lethal, as shown we have got three top order wickets (all lbw) in Galle last year as Sri Lanka were bundled out for 100." An important point, Jason

38.4

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, flighted on off, defended carefully back to him

38.5

Lyon to Chanderpaul, FOUR, flat, short of a length, Shiv waits and waits before opening the face of the bat, guiding this past point

38.6

Lyon to Chanderpaul, no run, tossed up on off, slight dip on this, but Shiv shimmies down to smother it

End of over 39 (4 runs) West Indies 83/3
S Chanderpaul    19* (71b 2x4)      NM Lyon    15-5-27-0
DM Bravo    32* (82b 5x4)      JL Pattinson    5-2-11-1

39.1

Pattinson to Bravo, no run, short of a length, angling away, he follows it, the ball stays low, and the under edge bounces into his body

39.2

Pattinson to Bravo, 1 leg bye, length ball on the pads, beats the edge, hits him on the pad, but this is headed down leg

39.3

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

39.4

Pattinson to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a length, angling across, left alone

39.5

Pattinson to Chanderpaul, FOUR, nicely glanced off the hip. Pattinson has struggled for line all through this Test, and allows Chanders an easy four to fine leg

39.6

Pattinson to Chanderpaul, 1 run, full, on the stumps, Shiv is back and across, and pushes this wide of mid-on for one

End of over 40 (6 runs) West Indies 89/3
S Chanderpaul    24* (75b 3x4)      JL Pattinson    6-2-16-1
DM Bravo    32* (84b 5x4)      NM Lyon    15-5-27-0

Surprise surprise. Hussey to bowl ahead of Watson. One slip in, Wade up to the stumps

40.1

Hussey to Chanderpaul, no run, stump to stump, 109ks, SHiv watchfully defends this

40.2

Hussey to Chanderpaul, 2 leg byes, floated outswinger, but down the leg side, goes off Wade's pads for byes

40.3

Hussey to Chanderpaul, 1 leg bye, short of a length, on the pads, worked away to long leg

40.4

Hussey to Bravo, no run, length ball, swinging in to the pads, pushed to midwicket

40.5

Hussey to Bravo, 1 run, short of a length, wide outside off, punched away to sweeper-cover... Tony Cozier goes, "There is protection down there for Lara." And adds he did it deliberately

40.6

Hussey to Chanderpaul, no run, pushed through wide outside off, Shiv doesn't play at it

End of over 41 (4 runs) West Indies 93/3
S Chanderpaul    24* (79b 3x4)      MEK Hussey    1-0-1-0
DM Bravo    33* (86b 5x4)      JL Pattinson    6-2-16-1

"Morning all. Stuck in work instead of the Oval. The comparisons between Lara and Bravo are justifiable...on Sunday every1 was calling him Lara when I was there. I agree it's a lot of pressure for a young man but trust me he's heard it all his life. It either will go to his head and he will not reach his full potential or he will strive to attain the heights of his role model. That being said, he knows there will only be one Prince of Port-of-Spain." Of course Alia, there will never be another BCL. Here's Watson, though

41.1

Watson to Bravo, no run, starts with a slow (can't say slower because there is nothing to compare this against) ball, full on off, 119ks, driven to mid-off

41.2

Watson to Bravo, no run, short of a length, on off, pushes this with an open face to point

41.3

Watson to Bravo, no run, short of a length, on off, pushed to point again

41.4

Watson to Bravo, no run, short of a length, down leg, doesn't need to play at it

41.5

Watson to Bravo, no run, length ball, middle and off, pushed back to Watto

The birthday boy might not be playing today, but here are Geoff Boycott's views on Murali - his impact slow bowling and on Sri Lankan cricket. You might also want to check out the other bowlers who featured in Boycott's XI.

41.6

Watson to Bravo, no run, length ball, on off, shaping in a bit, defended

End of over 42 (maiden) West Indies 93/3
DM Bravo    33* (92b 5x4)      SR Watson    1-1-0-0
S Chanderpaul    24* (79b 3x4)      MEK Hussey    1-0-1-0

"I'm getting a bit sick and tired of these comparisons between Bravo and Lara. Every time he makes a good-looking shot everyone refers to Lara. Let the guy play the way he does and enjoy it if it looks good. I mean, Hilfy is the type of bowler Terry Alderman was but not every time he takes a wicket with a big swinging ball he is compared to him. Why not, because no one is the same" Arie Stoffelen, you really do need to watch Bravo bat. Shiv digs a fresh guard meanwhile. The keeper goes back now

42.1

Hussey to Chanderpaul, no run, gentle outswinger, in front of off, defended back to him

42.2

Hussey to Chanderpaul, 1 run, clipped off the pads for a single

"If Watson's slower ball is 199ks i would prefer to face Tait than him!" Jimmy, I meant per two hours

42.3

Hussey to Bravo, 5 runs, sloppy from Australia here. Clipped to midwicket, and the throw is well over the keeper, and short third is caught dozing, and it goes for four overthrows

42.4

Hussey to Chanderpaul, 1 run, tucked off the hip to fine leg

42.5

Hussey to Bravo, OUT, Don't shake Clarke's hand, whatever you do, you might turn to gold. He has introduced Hussey before Watson, and lo he has produced the wicket. Lovely delivery. Not sure if it is planned thus, but the end product is a gem. This is shaping up to be an outswinger, pitches short of a length, in front of leg, and then instead of going with the swing, it seams away a little. Bravo is squared up, and is hit on the back leg, in front of middle and off. Bravo reviews it, more in hope than anything, but gets the dreaded marching orders for the second time

DM Bravo lbw b Hussey 38 (119m 94b 5x4 0x6) SR: 40.42

11am Another power cut at QPO, but the game continues this time, and Deonarine is the new man in

42.6

Hussey to Deonarine, no run, full down leg, no need to play at it

And the power is back

End of over 43 (7 runs) West Indies 100/4
N Deonarine    0* (1b)      MEK Hussey    2-0-8-1
S Chanderpaul    26* (82b 3x4)      SR Watson    1-1-0-0

"If you'll pardon a rather understated observation, the West Indies have not made a particularly good job of using their reviews in innings. No wonder Clarke didn't want to play without DRS; it would have denied West Indies a chance to shoot themselves in the leg (before wicket)." Alan Harrison, we'll pardon it, especially since the power is back

43.1

Watson to Chanderpaul, 1 run, swinging into the pads, worked away square

43.2

Watson to Deonarine, no run, nice outswinger, on a length, shaping in to middle and leg, pushed to mid-on

"WI players should be educated on "HOW TO USE REVIEW". Looks like WI ask for reviews just because its available. In other words, use it selfishly than for team's course, whether its a batsman or bowler. Unfortunately, 21st century demands that you need to be smart not only on the game you play, also on other things that comes with it." Dan, you remind me of the days when Gayle was captain, and the reviews were virtually reserved for him and Chanderpaul

43.3

Watson to Deonarine, no run, short of a length, on the stumps, pushed back to him

43.4

Watson to Deonarine, no run, short and wide, seaming away, and Deo can't reach with the cut shot. Goes off the cue to point

43.5

Watson to Deonarine, no run, length ball down leg, no need to play at it

43.6

Watson to Deonarine, no run, another misdirected outswinger, Wade has to move to his right to collect

End of over 44 (1 run) West Indies 101/4
N Deonarine    0* (6b)      SR Watson    2-1-1-0
S Chanderpaul    27* (83b 3x4)      MEK Hussey    2-0-8-1

44.1

Hussey to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, yorker outside off, digs it out towards third man

44.2

Hussey to Chanderpaul, FOUR, too straight, well not straight, down the leg side, and Shiv stays back and plays the bread-and-butter nudge for four to long leg

44.3

Hussey to Chanderpaul, no run, outswinger, middle and leg, defended off the back foot

"It hasn't taken people long to forget Powell's non use of DRS" JimDavis, perhaps he is not considered enough to allow the luxury of a review? Ahh, I am just rousing some rabble. This team has changed

44.4

Hussey to Chanderpaul, 1 run, short of a length, on the pads, worked to square leg

44.5

Hussey to Deonarine, no run, full on the pads, driven to mid-on

44.6

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

End of over 45 (7 runs) West Indies 108/4
N Deonarine    0* (8b)      MEK Hussey    3-0-15-1
S Chanderpaul    34* (87b 4x4)      SR Watson    2-1-1-0

45.1

Watson to Chanderpaul, 1 run, worked off the pads towards deep backward square

45.2

Watson to Deonarine, no run, short of a length, outside off, punched to extra cover

45.3

Watson to Deonarine, no run, full outswinger, Deo is beaten on the flick, but this is headed down leg

45.4

Watson to Deonarine, 1 run, length ball on the pads, helped away for a single

45.5

Watson to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a length, middle and leg, pushed to midwicket

45.6

Watson to Chanderpaul, no run, full, middle and leg, defended to leg

End of over 46 (2 runs) West Indies 110/4
S Chanderpaul    35* (90b 4x4)      SR Watson    3-1-3-0
N Deonarine    1* (11b)      MEK Hussey    3-0-15-1

46.1

Hussey to Deonarine, no run, short of a length, on the stumps, stays low, pushed to midwicket

46.2

Hussey to Deonarine, no run, fuller, outswinger, shaping in to middle and leg, defended back to him

46.3

Hussey to Deonarine, no run, pushed wider, angling further away, left alone

46.4

Hussey to Deonarine, no run, another outswinger, more like a legbreak, considering the pace, defended in front of middle and leg

46.5

Hussey to Deonarine, no run, length ball, middle and leg, pushed back to him

One wide slip, one very short cover

46.6

Hussey to Deonarine, no run, short of a length, punches it, but only as far as short midwicket

End of over 47 (maiden) West Indies 110/4
N Deonarine    1* (17b)      MEK Hussey    4-1-15-1
S Chanderpaul    35* (90b 4x4)      SR Watson    3-1-3-0

47.1

Watson to Chanderpaul, no run, wide length ball, left alone

Since Bravo's wicket, I have seen some easy bowling at these batsmen. Easy to either leave or work off the pads

47.2

Watson to Chanderpaul, no run, another wide ball left alone

47.3

Watson to Chanderpaul, no run, short and wide, and left alone again

47.4

Watson to Chanderpaul, no run, full, middle and off, no movement, defended to mid-off

47.5

Watson to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a length, wide, no need to play at it

47.6

Watson to Chanderpaul, 1 run, swinging into the pads, and worked away for a single to long leg

End of over 48 (1 run) West Indies 111/4
S Chanderpaul    36* (96b 4x4)      SR Watson    4-1-4-0
N Deonarine    1* (17b)      MEK Hussey    4-1-15-1

"What is going on? The back-up generator should have a back-up!" This gem from Okakaboka had earlier gone unnoticed in the darkness caused by the power cut. And Clarke has also found his strike bowler now. Here's Hilfenhaus

48.1

Hilfenhaus to Chanderpaul, no run, and straight away, the rise in intensity. Heavy ball, swinging too, hits him in the waist area, in front of leg

48.2

Hilfenhaus to Chanderpaul, no run, length ball, stump to stump, defended off the back foot

48.3

Hilfenhaus to Chanderpaul, no run, left alone well outside off

48.4

Hilfenhaus to Chanderpaul, no run, wide length ball, angling further away, no attempt to play at it

"Is it just me or does Watson look really tired and fed up? That or he's really peeved Hussey got the wicket before him" Brad, I was forced to choose one of these, I'd pick the last

48.5

Hilfenhaus to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a length, stump to stump, on his toes to defend

48.6

Hilfenhaus to Chanderpaul, 1 run, picked away off the pads, gets a single to retain strike for the third straight over

End of over 49 (1 run) West Indies 112/4
S Chanderpaul    37* (102b 4x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    10-3-23-1
N Deonarine    1* (17b)      SR Watson    4-1-4-0

"Danger of backups: Difficult to test, easy to assume they work." Jon, that's deep. And Beer is back now. A slip and a short leg in

49.1

Beer to Chanderpaul, no run, length ball outside off, looks to kick it away, but the ball doesn't turn

"Follow on saved. Direct route cut off for Australia." From Mark Kidger, lest we forget

49.2

Beer to Chanderpaul, no run, full outside off, defended back to Beer

49.3

Beer to Chanderpaul, no run, turning into the pads, helped around the corner, can't beat short fine leg

49.4

Beer to Chanderpaul, no run, flat length ball, turning in to off, defended back to him

49.5

Beer to Chanderpaul, no run, tossed up around off, Shiv is back and across to defend

49.6

Beer to Chanderpaul, no run, full and wide, Shiv wants to kick it away but can't reach it

End of over 50 (maiden) West Indies 112/4
S Chanderpaul    37* (108b 4x4)      MA Beer    11-6-23-1
N Deonarine    1* (17b)      BW Hilfenhaus    10-3-23-1
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
West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown - Apr 7-11, 2012
Australia won by 3 wickets
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Apr 19, 2012

Ben Hilfenhaus reacts as West Indian batsmen put on runs, West Indies v Australia, 2nd Test, Port-of-Spain, April 19, 2012

Ben Hilfenhaus reacts as West Indian batsmen put on runs

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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

Rain and bad light caused problems throughout the Test

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