Australia tour of West Indies, 2nd Test: West Indies v Australia at Port of Spain, Apr 15-19, 2012
15,16,17,18,19 April 2012 (5-day match)
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  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150

Clarke to Baugh, no run, flighted on middle and leg, defended off the front foot

No slip for Baugh. Nobody close-in


Clarke to Baugh, no run, full, fired in, defended


Clarke to Baugh, no run, pitched outside leg, on a length, defended back to him


Clarke to Baugh, no run, short of a length, on the pads, worked to short fine


Clarke to Baugh, no run, short of a length, on off, punched to cover-point


Clarke to Baugh, 1 run, fires this in short, Baugh goes back to cut, can't beat cover-point

End of over 101 (1 run) West Indies 250/9

    • CS Baugh 15 (52b 1x4)
    • FH Edwards 0 (5b)
    • MJ Clarke 2-0-3-0
    • NM Lyon 27-8-67-5

"Nathan Lyon's Mitch Johnson approach to bowling is going to make for an intriguing, if frustrating, career." Smudgeon, I feel that - like the word great - the adjective "Mitchell Johnson" is bandied around too loosely. Johnson's skill to frustrate and intrigue is once in a generation


Lyon to Baugh, no run, flighted on off, defended back to him


Lyon to Baugh, no run, short of a length, turning in sharply, defended to leg


Lyon to Baugh, no run, full outside off, driven to cover


Lyon to Baugh, 1 run, overspinner outside off, stays back to place it past point


Lyon to Edwards, no run, full, middle and off, defended into the pad, but the ball doesn't carry catchably


Lyon to Edwards, no run, flat offbreak, stays back to defend it

End of over 102 (1 run) West Indies 251/9

    • FH Edwards 0 (7b)
    • CS Baugh 16 (56b 1x4)
    • NM Lyon 28-8-68-5
    • MJ Clarke 2-0-3-0

Last over of the day coming up. Am I the only one wishing Clarke not be so stingy with runs and attack Baugh too? He is a shaky No. 7 for crying out loud. Beer to bowl the final over. Round the stumps. We have a slip, a silly point and a short leg


Beer to Baugh, no run, length ball, middle and leg, defended back to him

Wait a minute. I think Clarke has pulled one on us. Perhaps he didn't want his openers to face a tricky couple of overs tonight. Now that he knows they won;t have to, if a wicket falls, he is attacking


Beer to Baugh, no run, misses on a sweep, the ball is headed down leg


Beer to Baugh, no run, appeal for lbw as Beer bowls an arm ball, but Baugh has got himself forward, and outside the line


Beer to Baugh, no run, cuts this one, but not past point


Beer to Baugh, 1 run, another arm ball, another appeal, but this one has hit the inside edge. A crazy, risky single ensues

six men catching here.


Beer to Edwards, no run, Fired in at off, defended back to him

End of over 103 (1 run) West Indies 252/9

    • FH Edwards 0 (8b)
    • CS Baugh 17 (61b 1x4)
    • MA Beer 25-9-52-1
    • NM Lyon 28-8-68-5

Okay, we have time enough for another over


Lyon to Baugh, no run, flighted outside off, Baugh presses forward, and defends


Lyon to Baugh, no run, uppishly flicked with the turn, but short of short midwicket

A slip, a silly point, a short leg, a backward short leg


Lyon to Baugh, no run, and Baugh doesn't want to keep defending. He goes for a wild slog-sweep to a ball outside off. He has eliminated the lbw, but could have got a top edge. He misses, and is hit well outside the line of off


Lyon to Baugh, no run, full, just outside off, defended wide of Lyon


Lyon to Baugh, no run, overpitched, driven against the turn, to cover

Last ball of the day coming up. Baugh survives this, he saves his side 10 minutes with the innings changeover


Lyon to Baugh, no run, wide half-volley from round the stumps, driven wide of mid-off, and Edwards turns down the single

5.33pm That's stumps. What a session for Australia. Grim faces in the West Indies balcony, smiling ones under the baggy greens. West Indies fought and fought for the best part of today, Chanderpaul and Deonarine added 130 for the fifth wicket to put them in a position of strength, but then an all-too-familiar collapse followed. From 230 for 4 they have gone to 252 for 9, still 59 behind. All five wickets went to Lyon in a spell of 9-4-16-5. Australia, like last evening, hold the aces again, especially with West Indies having to bat last here. I'll be back with the early start tomorrow again. The scheduled start is at 9.30, I'll be in earlier. So long, and cheers

End of over 104 (maiden) West Indies 252/9

    • CS Baugh 17 (67b 1x4)
    • FH Edwards 0 (8b)
    • NM Lyon 29-9-68-5
    • MA Beer 25-9-52-1

"I'm taking Mark "Afridi" Kidger's retirement very seriously." Adrian, we here are still in shock. Hopefully the players aren't. The cracks are widening on the pitch. Australia will want to knock this last wicket over early. Baugh and Edwards walk out, following the Australian fielders. Beer to bowl

9.20am Hello and welcome to day four of the QPO Test. Port of Spain woke up to a steady drizzle, but the sun came out about half an hour ago. We are scheduled to begin at 9.30am. Australia are similarly placed as West Indies in Barbados, but you wouldn't bet on a similar third-innings collapse. However, Australia - despite the lead they are sure to take - could be a little unsure of what approach to take when they begin batting. It is not easy to score quick runs on this pitch, but Australia will need just that to set up a declaration, wherein lies the problem. This wicket is not conducive to quick runs, and pressing too hard could lead to loss of wickets in heap. Another interesting day beckons.

"I have retired from tediously typing up my perspectives on each match. It was a pleasure posting my comments Cricinfo." You are not retiring, are you, Mark Kidger? Oh that's what you say, but are you serious?


Beer to Edwards, 1 bye, full on off, Edwards digs it out, gets an inside edge, past the keeper, off his pad. However, it has been ruled a bye


Beer to Baugh, no run, full, middle and leg, defended off the front foot


Beer to Baugh, FOUR, short and wide, there is a deep point in place, but Baugh has cut this in front of square, and Hilfenhaus, the man at deep point, can't get there


Beer to Baugh, OUT, Review already. Baugh is sweeping, which has often led to his demise. This is on a length, pitched in front of leg, straightens, beats the shot, and hits him in front of leg. The projection shows this would have hit the leg stump, and Baugh has to go after having been given not-out originally

CS Baugh lbw b Beer 21 (72m 70b 2x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

9.35am A good start for Australia. They have answered the first call of duty, which was to take this last wicket. They now have a lead of 54 on a breaking pitch, but do they have enough time to force a result? And do they need to be cautious in the third innings to avoid what happened to West Indies in the last game? We will be back soon to see how approach the third innings

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Hours of play (local time) 09.30am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

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