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We are ready to go now. Warner to face Edwards. Three slips, a gully, a short leg. The Sunday morning crowd isn't a sellout

Michael Clarke had a chat with Brian Lara in the lead-up, spoke to him about the wicket. "We have seen throughout in the first Test are a tough team to beat, especially in their own conditions," says Clarke. Darren Sammy informs of Edwards's injury: back of the left knee. Sammy says: "We believe we can compete against good teams. And we can win. We just need to put in five days of good cricket." As for the pitch, some cracks are visible already, and if the sun beats down on it, batting could be difficult. Another Kanpur? We will have to wait and watch

9.50am Australia are without Man of the Match of the previous match, Ryan Harris, who has been rested. Peter Siddle is out with a stiff back. They have brought in James Pattinson and Michael Beer

9.45am As we await Australia team news, here is a history lesson, from 26 years ago. When kings were really kings

9.30am News is in. Australia have won the toss and will bat first. Team news from West Indies. Kirk Edwards is indeed out. Powell comes in. Shane Shillingford replaces Devendra Bishoo who disappointed in Barbados. And Ravi Rampaul stays out

9am This is Test 2. This is Trinidad. Looking at the pitch, Mickey Arthur, Australia coach now, is reminded of Kanpur when he was South Africa coach. Devendra Bishoo is not in best of forms, Sunil Narine is taking five-fors in Twenty20s in India. West Indies need to recover from one more heart-breaking second-innings failure - a story that has been played out in three of their last four chances. Shane Watson is trying to eliminate run-outs. Nathan Lyon is learning from Lance Gibbs how to follow-through better. Shane Shillingford is back in the squad. Sulieman Benn remains out. David Warner must be fancying more legbreaks. Kirk Edwards might be injured and out of the game, with Kieran Powell as replacement, but this is not confirmed yet. The sun is out, although the forecast is not that sunny. This is Sidharth Monga, welcoming you to Trinidad. Toss in half hour

0.1

Edwards to Warner, no run, Castro starts with a swinging yorker, tailing in towards off, Warner digs it out towards mid-off

0.2

Edwards to Warner, FOUR, more swing for Warner, but too straight, and Warner nudges it off the pads, collecting a nice little boundary to fine leg

0.3

Edwards to Warner, no run, more swing, but a bit too wide, full outside off, left alone

"I take it that Ryan Harris being 'rested' is a euphemism for Ryan Harris isn't fit AGAIN." Oh ye cynics. John, during the last Test "rested" was euphemism for "dropped". Australia rested seven catches

0.4

Edwards to Warner, no run, gets the line and length both right this time, swinging in towards off, pitching on a length, defended towards mid-off

0.5

Edwards to Warner, no run, swing again for Edwards, and it gets an inside edge that hits the pads

0.6

Edwards to Warner, no run, Drama. Warner has been given out. We don't know for what. This is crazy stuff. length ball, swinging in, hits the pad in front of off, caught on a half-volley by Baugh. West Indies appeal, Erasmus raises the finger, caught at wicket. Sammy takes the appeal back, saying the ball didn't carry. However, there was no edge, and this made for a superb lbw shout. Warner bats on. This is one of the most bizarre things I have seen on a cricket field. I wonder what would have happened had Warner gone ahead and reviewed it. Clearly he knew he hadn't nicked it. But the replays would have shown an lbw appeal with "on-field call" results. But what was the "on-field" call? Anyway, Sammy has withdrawn the appeal, supposedly for a catch

End of over 1 (4 runs) Australia 4/0
DA Warner    4* (6b 1x4)      FH Edwards    1-0-4-0
EJM Cowan    0* (0b)     

Roach shares the new ball

1.1

Roach to Cowan, FOUR, gets a thick edge first up, angling this across him, and he gets four between slips and gully

1.2

Roach to Cowan, no run, short of a length, into the hips, pushed back

1.3

Roach to Cowan, no run, yorker now, on off, and dug out

1.4

Roach to Cowan, 1 leg bye, full, on the pads, swinging in, gets a leg-bye

1.5

Roach to Warner, no run

1.6

Roach to Warner, 2 runs, clipped away off the pads, wide of long leg

End of over 2 (7 runs) Australia 11/0
DA Warner    6* (8b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    1-0-6-0
EJM Cowan    4* (4b 1x4)      FH Edwards    1-0-4-0

2.1

Edwards to Cowan, no run, another decent outswinger, starts a sets of stumps wide, moves back in, left alone

2.2

Edwards to Cowan, no run, late swing this time, Edwards looking good. Full, tailing into off, keeps it out, does Cowan

2.3

Edwards to Cowan, no run, Cowan pushes in front of his body, gets an inside edge towards midwicket

2.4

Edwards to Cowan, 1 leg bye, swiniging into the pads this time, Cowan gets a leg-bye

2.5

Edwards to Warner, no run, full, swinging in again, middle and leg, keeps it out with a push-drive to mid-on

"That Warner (in)decision raises an interesting can of worms. Warner was given out caught. Say Sammy had not withdrawn the appeal and Warner challenged as per standard procedure, it would have obviously been seen to be not-out in relation to the catch.

But for the Hawk-eye the LBW was 'ON-FIELD CALL'. The question is, would it have 'stayed out' as that is what the on-field call was, even though he was given out for something else. Or would the 'on-field call' specifically relating to the LBW be Not Out, meaning he was given Not Out.

What a confusing mind-screw. We could have witnessed the first reversing of a decision (from out to not out) DESPITE Hawk-eye saying 'on field call'." Yes, Hosford, DRS would have found a new shade of grey

2.6

Edwards to Warner, no run, another good over comes to an end. Edwards stays on target, this one stays a touch low too, and he keeps this out

End of over 3 (1 run, maiden) Australia 12/0
DA Warner    6* (10b 1x4)      FH Edwards    2-1-4-0
EJM Cowan    4* (8b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    1-0-6-0

Roach goes round the stumps

3.1

Roach to Cowan, no run, short of a length, holding its line, left alone

3.2

Roach to Cowan, no run, stays short of a length, close to off, angling in, pushed to leg

3.3

Roach to Cowan, no run, fuller now, drawing him forward, Cowan defends solidly

3.4

Roach to Cowan, no run, this one moves away a touch, but starts wide enough for Cowan to not play at it

"I hope that this pitch isn't reported if there's a lot of turn. The Kanpur pitch produced excellent batting from Smith, Laxman and Ganguly and made for a refreshing change from the 500 plays 500 wickets.." Cris, if it does turn, it will be reported. That's just how ICC works

3.5

Roach to Cowan, no run, slight seam movement in from outside off, Cowan is forward, but gets an inside edge that bounces over the stumps

3.6

Roach to Cowan, FOUR, short ball, and Cowan goes deep inside the crease, and pulls it away for four to deep square leg

End of over 4 (4 runs) Australia 16/0
EJM Cowan    8* (14b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    2-0-10-0
DA Warner    6* (10b 1x4)      FH Edwards    2-1-4-0

4.1

Edwards to Warner, no run, the first time Edwards has slid one across him, and Warner chases it without edging it. The muscle memory from two overs of swing bowling?

4.2

Edwards to Warner, no run, short of a length, on the stumps, slight shape in, Warner defends off the back foot

4.3

Edwards to Warner, no run, well bowled again, short of a length, seaming away this time, and Warner is feeling for it outside off. Misses the edge by a long way, though

4.4

Edwards to Warner, no run, full swinging delivery now, shaping in towards middle and leg, driven to mid-on

4.5

Edwards to Warner, FOUR, strays a touch, and he deflects it off the pads pretty fine, and the new ball flies away for four

4.6

Edwards to Warner, FOUR, Edwards digs this one in, at 142ks, but there doesn't seem to be much bounce on offer, and Warner pulls this through midwicket for four

End of over 5 (8 runs) Australia 24/0
DA Warner    14* (16b 3x4)      FH Edwards    3-1-12-0
EJM Cowan    8* (14b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    2-0-10-0

5.1

Roach to Cowan, 2 runs, yorker outside off, Cowan jams down on it, and the ball bounces over the slips

"I don't understand why the umpire thinks he needs an appeal to do his job. If you think it's out you should call it out regardless of whether or not the bowling team appeals for it. Don't see any reason why that was overturned. What a silly incident." Hala, the issue here is, Sammy didn't let it go the stage where the umpires would check replays, so we are not sure if common sense would have prevailed. And even if common sense would have prevailed, what would common sense rule because the replays came with an "on-field call" verdict

5.2

Roach to Cowan, no run, short of a length, angling in, defended

5.3

Roach to Cowan, FOUR, short and wide, and Cowan pulls out the upper-cut, guiding it over the slips for the second time this over, this time deliberately so

5.4

Roach to Cowan, no run, goes real full again, a near-yorker, dug out back to him

5.5

Roach to Cowan, no run, length ball, wide outside off, left alone

5.6

Roach to Cowan, 3 runs, short of a length, angling in, Cowan drops and runs, Roach dashes towards cover and hits the stumps at non-striker's end direct. Cowan is home, though, and takes the overthrows off the deflection past mid-on

End of over 6 (9 runs) Australia 33/0
EJM Cowan    17* (20b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    3-0-19-0
DA Warner    14* (16b 3x4)      FH Edwards    3-1-12-0

6.1

Edwards to Cowan, no run, full ball angled across him, Cowan drives away from the body, and finds point

"The on-field call was out caught. Therefore the on-field call would have been not out lbw, as the on-field call was for an inside edge.

Hawkeye showed no edge - hence overturning the caught behind, and showed on-field for lbw, therefore being not out. Simple." Fair enough, Stuart, but the on-field not-out call was based on the edge assumption. Would Erasmus have ruled similarly if not for his assumption? In the end, though, I think, to avoid too many ifs and buts, Warner would have stayed not out by Stuart's logic

6.2

Edwards to Cowan, no run, length ball, angling across again, left alone this time

6.3

Edwards to Cowan, no run, this length ball swings in towards off, and Cowan defends solidly

Michael Holding is surprised at seeing a completely bare Queen's Park Oval pitch

6.4

Edwards to Cowan, no run, more swing in towards middle and leg, defended back to him

6.5

Edwards to Cowan, no run, length ball on off, swinging to middle and off, gets an inside edge onto the pad

6.6

Edwards to Cowan, no run, wide length ball, left alone

End of over 7 (maiden) Australia 33/0
EJM Cowan    17* (26b 3x4)      FH Edwards    4-2-12-0
DA Warner    14* (16b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    3-0-19-0

"cowan must have been stung by critism of his slow rate last test. He seems on a mission to score quicker" Damo, to be fair to Cowan, as I suspected, he was told to eliminate the defeat first, which he did by making sure no more wickets fell until tea. Fair enough, he couldn't get going after tea, but he tried and got out

7.1

Roach to Warner, no run, full and straight, angling in from round the stumps, defended back to him

7.2

Roach to Warner, no run, full and straight again, wristily flicked to mid-on

7.3

Roach to Warner, no run, nearly a wicket, short of a length, angling in, gets an inside edge, hitting him on the pad, in front of the stumps

7.4

Roach to Warner, no run, this one goes the other way, holdings its line outside off, and this time the outside edge is beaten

7.5

Roach to Warner, no run, short now, angling in, down leg, Warner is beaten

Mikey: "Warner doesn't look the part of a Test opener. Has a lot of work to do." I suppose Mikey must have figured out in his mind how he would have got him out if he was bowling

7.6

Roach to Warner, no run, another testing delivery from Roach. Short of a length, outside off, holding its line, maybe moving slightly away too, Warner flashes at it, but fails to edge it

End of over 8 (maiden) Australia 33/0
DA Warner    14* (22b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    4-1-19-0
EJM Cowan    17* (26b 3x4)      FH Edwards    4-2-12-0

Sammy replaces Edwards after four testing overs. Over the stumps, unlike Roach. Cowan stands outside the crease

8.1

Sammy to Cowan, no run, full, outside off, defended to cover

Baugh comes up to the stumps now. Cowan is back inside the crease

8.2

Sammy to Cowan, 1 run, length ball on the pads, clipped away for a single to the left of midwicket

8.3

Sammy to Warner, 1 run, short of a length, on the pads, pushed wide of midwicket

8.4

Sammy to Cowan, no run, short of a length, just outside leg, cutting away towards off, defended off the back foot

"Saying Cowan is bad because he is a slow scorer is harsh. I remember his first innings at the MCG where he made only 14 in the first session. He then went on to make a valuable 68 where he made a crucial partnership with Ponting and was unlucky to be given out. He finished on a S/R of 38.41 but a nice innings nonetheless." Max Janu, I don't think people are saying that. People are perhaps frustrated that he didn't go fast during that chase, but that too was a tactical move until tea

8.5

Sammy to Cowan, no run, full, on off, a near yorker, keeps it out

8.6

Sammy to Cowan, no run, short of a length, stump to stump, defended off the back foot

End of over 9 (2 runs) Australia 35/0
EJM Cowan    18* (31b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    1-0-2-0
DA Warner    15* (23b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    4-1-19-0

9.1

Roach to Warner, 3 runs, confident drive from Warner. Length ball outside off, Warner is not close to the line but he goes through with his arms, and drives it past cover. Brathwaite gives chase and makes a sliding save

9.2

Roach to Cowan, no run, yorker, angling in, dug out

9.3

Roach to Cowan, FOUR, doesn't seem to be the pitch to dig it in. Comes off slowly from half-way down, Cowan stays forward and still has enough time to pull this dead square for four

9.4

Roach to Cowan, no run, full outside off now, Cowan is forward to defend

9.5

Roach to Cowan, no run, full toss on off, pushed back Roach's right, who doesn't collect cleanly but doesn't allow the single

9.6

Roach to Cowan, no run, length ball, angling in, defended off the front foot

End of over 10 (7 runs) Australia 42/0
EJM Cowan    22* (36b 4x4)      KAJ Roach    5-1-26-0
DA Warner    18* (24b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    1-0-2-0

10.1

Sammy to Warner, no run, Sammy begins a fresh over with a yorker, Warner plays it back to him

10.2

Sammy to Warner, 1 run, short of a length, on the pads, easily worked away to leg

10.3

Sammy to Cowan, no run, short of a length, angling across, follows it, but with soft hands, and it lands short of gully

"why are people bashing warner as a test opener. he has a similar style such as gayle and sehwag and is an explosive opener like them. He averages 50+ in first class and just under 50 in tests and has scored an incredible 180." Elvin, not people, but Michael Holding. I quoted him, and I won't argue with him

10.4

Sammy to Cowan, no run, length ball, outside off, angling further away, doesn't play at it

10.5

Sammy to Cowan, no run, this one moves in, and he defends in front of the pad

10.6

Sammy to Cowan, no run, more movement in, and he is defending around the front pad again, but keeps it down

End of over 11 (1 run) Australia 43/0
EJM Cowan    22* (40b 4x4)      DJG Sammy    2-0-3-0
DA Warner    19* (26b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    5-1-26-0

Edwards gets a change of ends. Two slips and a gully now

11.1

Edwards to Warner, 1 run, resumes with a gentle short and wide delivery, at 135ks, cut away square, but Brathwaite makes a diving save to his left at point

"Cowan is copping criticism for essentially doing what his captain asked him to do? If it were that easy, Sulieman Benn would be here and i couldn't have to figure out who the heck Shane Shillingford is..." Smudgeon, Shillingford is as tall as Benn, bowls offspin, right-arm, and has had remedial work on his action. Personally I wanted Benn and Sunil Narine, considering the slowness and dryness of the pitch

11.2

Edwards to Cowan, no run, full, well down leg, swinging further, and Baugh has to dive full lenght to save byes

11.3

Edwards to Cowan, no run, length ball outside off, left alone

11.4

Edwards to Cowan, no run, full and swinging in towards off, Cowan is not quite covering the line, gets an edge onto the pad

11.5

Edwards to Cowan, no run, short of a length, pretty accurate, Cowan stays back and defends to cover

11.6

Edwards to Cowan, no run, full and straight, no swing this time, pushed to mid-on

End of over 12 (1 run) Australia 44/0
EJM Cowan    22* (45b 4x4)      FH Edwards    5-2-13-0
DA Warner    20* (27b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    2-0-3-0

12.1

Sammy to Warner, no run, length ball, angling across, Warner drives, not convincingly, slicing this to cover

12.2

Sammy to Warner, no run, this one swings back in a touch, Warner is back and defends to cover

12.3

Sammy to Warner, no run, short of a length, angled across him, Warner shoulders arms

12.4

Sammy to Warner, 1 run, punched away this time, between point and cover-point, gets a single

12.5

Sammy to Cowan, no run, short of a length, pitches middle and leg, angles towards outside off, defended to cover

12.6

Sammy to Cowan, no run, short of a length, stumps to stump, and defended back towards the stumps at the non-striker's end

End of over 13 (1 run) Australia 45/0
EJM Cowan    22* (47b 4x4)      DJG Sammy    3-0-4-0
DA Warner    21* (31b 3x4)      FH Edwards    5-2-13-0

13.1

Edwards to Warner, FOUR, short, wide and cut away this time, closer to Brathwaite than his earlier stops, and it goes through him

13.2

Edwards to Warner, 2 runs, slower ball, on the pads, clipped away to bring up the fifty for this stand

13.3

Edwards to Warner, no run, short of a length, on off, he is on his toes to defend this to point

13.4

Edwards to Warner, 2 runs, short of a length, on the pads, looks to flick it, gets a leading edge - and it's a thick leading edge - over square leg

13.5

Edwards to Warner, no run, short of a length, just outside off, defended off the back foot

Another gem from Mikey Holding: "This pitch is dead. It needs a tombstone on it."

13.6

Edwards to Warner, no run, short of a length, around off, defended

Time for a drink. Time to settle down after that frenetic session, especially that first over

End of over 14 (8 runs) Australia 53/0
DA Warner    29* (37b 4x4)      FH Edwards    6-2-21-0
EJM Cowan    22* (47b 4x4)      DJG Sammy    3-0-4-0

There's His Highness Curtly Ambrose in the stands. Parts of his head as bare as the wicket

14.1

Sammy to Cowan, no run, length ball on off, driven to mid-off

14.2

Sammy to Cowan, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended to cover

14.3

Sammy to Cowan, no run, floats this wide outside off, left alone

Henry Lawson informs us Cowan was sick too during Barbados. Had food-poisoning. Lost six kilos during the Test. Some perspective there

14.4

Sammy to Cowan, no run, short of a length, well outside off, left alone

14.5

Sammy to Cowan, no run, pushes this shortish delivery towards cover

14.6

Sammy to Cowan, no run, offcutter, squares him up a touch, runs off the outside half of the bat, towards gully

End of over 15 (maiden) Australia 53/0
EJM Cowan    22* (53b 4x4)      DJG Sammy    4-1-4-0
DA Warner    29* (37b 4x4)      FH Edwards    6-2-21-0

First sightings of the remodelled action of Shillingford now as he replaces Edwards. One slip and a short leg. And full sleeves

15.1

Shillingford to Warner, no run, pitched up on leg, defended back to him

15.2

Shillingford to Warner, no run, sharp turn, from leg, towards off, runs off the outside half of the bat, safe

15.3

Shillingford to Warner, no run, on leg again, Warner looks to pull, but it is not short enough, and is hit on the pad

15.4

Shillingford to Warner, no run, short again, but turns sharply and stays a touch low, and hits the bottom edge on this Warner pull

15.5

Shillingford to Warner, OUT, Shilly is back with a bang. Makes him drive for the first time. Pitched up on off. Warner is on the walk a bit as he is not close to its pitch. Gets an edge, and Sammy swallows it at slip

DA Warner c Sammy b Shillingford 29 (72m 42b 4x4 0x6) SR: 69.04

"How ominous is this, 16 overs in and theres quite large footmarks developed, and Shillingford is getting some nice turn ... If spin doesn't a play a part in this test, then spin should be outlawed from the game ..." I like how Nick Hendo ends the email. In comes Shane Watson. A slip, a short leg, a silly point

15.6

Shillingford to Watson, 1 run, short, stays low as he turns into the pads, pushed uppishly to midwicket

End of over 16 (1 run) Australia 54/1
SR Watson    1* (1b)      S Shillingford    1-0-1-1
EJM Cowan    22* (53b 4x4)      DJG Sammy    4-1-4-0

"Ed Cowan needs to learn the important role of rum in disinfecting the food as it is eaten." So true Fred. In the West Indies at the very least

16.1

Sammy to Watson, no run, short of a length, angling in, stump to stump, pushed to leg

"Warner's inability to survive when the spinners come on is becoming a real concern." Smithy, his big test arrives in India later this year, although the Indian wickets hardly turn nowadays. Or when they do, they do so slow

16.2

Sammy to Watson, no run, fuller, on off, Watson is right forward to defend

16.3

Sammy to Watson, no run, right forward to another full delivery, pushed back to Sammy

16.4

Sammy to Watson, no run, holds its line outside off, Watson gets a thick edge, but also a soft one, one that doesn't carry

"Six kilos in 5 days! Because Weight Watchers isn't working maybe I should give food poisoning a try." Harvey Norman, I'd recommend a solid insurance too

16.5

Sammy to Watson, no run, opens the face, guides this length ball towards gully

16.6

Sammy to Watson, no run, full, on off and middle, driven to mid-on

End of over 17 (maiden) Australia 54/1
SR Watson    1* (7b)      DJG Sammy    5-2-4-0
EJM Cowan    22* (53b 4x4)      S Shillingford    1-0-1-1

"Back to Mikey Holding - The pitch might need a tombstone but Shillingford will be hoping to get this ball to turn as the dead turns in its grave." Carson, I am sure if the dead could read, they would be turning after this. A slip, a silly point and short leg in place

17.1

Shillingford to Cowan, no run, flighted on middle and leg, pushed back to SS

17.2

Shillingford to Cowan, no run, nicely tossed up on middle and leg, defended again

17.3

Shillingford to Cowan, no run, quicker, pitches leg, turns towards off, Cowan is forward, not quite to the pitch of it, but keeps it down

17.4

Shillingford to Cowan, no run, overpitched, but Cowan is in a defensive mindset

17.5

Shillingford to Cowan, no run, full and flighted again, smothers it back to him

17.6

Shillingford to Cowan, no run, stays back to a slightly shorter delivery this time, defended back to him

End of over 18 (maiden) Australia 54/1
EJM Cowan    22* (59b 4x4)      S Shillingford    2-1-1-1
SR Watson    1* (7b)      DJG Sammy    5-2-4-0

"If you guys started giving health and insurance advise, then it would be better Cricinfo puts a disclaimer saying these are not the views of the site...." Sanyam, I can assure you there is no conflict of interest involved. I myself don't have a proper insurance

18.1

Sammy to Watson, no run, length ball on off, defended back to him

18.2

Sammy to Watson, no run, slightly short, slightly wide, Watson cuts, but can't beat point

18.3

Sammy to Watson, no run, another cut, once again straight to point

18.4

Sammy to Watson, no run, this one swings away from well outside off, and bounces in front of Baugh

"Was the Fred extolling the virtues of run of the Flintoff fame? Was the whole pedalo incident for health purposes? Justice for Freddie!" Adrian, Freddie Flintoff, though, could do with a few kilos lost

18.5

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

18.6

Sammy to Watson, no run, fuller, closer to off, driven to mid-off, third maiden in a row

End of over 19 (maiden) Australia 54/1
SR Watson    1* (13b)      DJG Sammy    6-3-4-0
EJM Cowan    22* (59b 4x4)      S Shillingford    2-1-1-1

19.1

Shillingford to Cowan, 1 run, full on the pads, worked away wide of mid-on for one, going too straight looking for that special delivery

Over the wicket to Watson

19.2

Shillingford to Watson, no run, sharp turn from outside off. Watson is forward, the ball hits the inside edge, bounces to short leg

19.3

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

19.4

Shillingford to Watson, 1 run, a touch too short, turns in slowly, Watson gets across and works it away past short leg

"Why would leave your legspinner (Bishoo) out in this match? Easy. Because you would enter the game essentially with one proper pace bowler. Sammy upsets the balance yet again." Richard Minott, it's an old problem that you bring up, and at any rate between Sammy and Bishoo, you would go for Sammy, wouldn't you?

19.5

Shillingford to Cowan, no run, tossed up outside off, defended

19.6

Shillingford to Cowan, no run, full, on off, and he is forward to defend

End of over 20 (2 runs) Australia 56/1
EJM Cowan    23* (62b 4x4)      S Shillingford    3-1-3-1
SR Watson    2* (16b)      DJG Sammy    6-3-4-0

20.1

Sammy to Watson, no run, short of a length, angling towards top of off, pushed back to him

20.2

Sammy to Watson, no run, full and wide, swings away, left alone

20.3

Sammy to Watson, FOUR, can't be bowling short on this pitch. Watson is forward, just transfers the weight back and pulls it dismissively. This is bowled at 122ks

20.4

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

20.5

Sammy to Watson, no run, full, just outside off, driven nicely, to mid-off

20.6

Sammy to Watson, no run, slower ball, 116ks, half-volley outside off, driven to mid-off again

End of over 21 (4 runs) Australia 60/1
SR Watson    6* (22b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    7-3-8-0
EJM Cowan    23* (62b 4x4)      S Shillingford    3-1-3-1

"Re: Richard Yup, Sammy upsetting the balance again, what with the best average of any current front line bowler who plays for the side. He's also the only seamer capable of regular economical spells..." Simon, I have got to agree. There are more talented bowlers around all right, but they don't bring the persistence Sammy does. If he were bold, he would promote himself to No. 6, and play an extra bowler

21.1

Shillingford to Cowan, no run, full on off, easy to smother the turn

21.2

Shillingford to Cowan, no run, slightly shorter, Cowan has to stretch forward to defend

21.3

Shillingford to Cowan, 1 run, into the pads, worked past short leg for one

21.4

Shillingford to Watson, no run, flighted on off, pushed with the turn, to midwicket

21.5

Shillingford to Watson, no run, short of a length, turning into middle and leg, worked to short fine

21.6

Shillingford to Watson, no run, flighted on middle and off, really full, driven to mid-on

End of over 22 (1 run) Australia 61/1
SR Watson    6* (25b 1x4)      S Shillingford    4-1-4-1
EJM Cowan    24* (65b 4x4)      DJG Sammy    7-3-8-0

Mikey Holding continues to be on fire. Tony Cozier is lamenting the loss of the old scoreboard at the Oval, which was very informative. The new electronic one just gives you bare bones. Holding goes, "This scoreboard looks like an afterthought. 'Oh we have empty space here, let's put a scoreboard.'"

22.1

Sammy to Cowan, no run, full outside off, driven to cover

"Sunil Narine would have ran through this australian line up on that wicket.....oh how he is missed SIGH!!!!" Alain wanted a debut for Narine, but alas... Anyway Sammy goes round the stumps

22.2

Sammy to Cowan, no run, short of a length, angling in, defended to point

22.3

Sammy to Cowan, no run, full on off, angling in, driven to mid-on

More Holding: "If we had these dancing girls back in my day, whenever Andy Roberts would be bowling, myself, Joel and Colin Croft would be fighting for the fine-leg position."

22.4

Sammy to Cowan, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended

Goes over the wicket

22.5

Sammy to Cowan, FOUR, angles across him, and provides him the width, and is too full. Cowan drives the half-volley through the covers

Goes back round the stumps

22.6

Sammy to Cowan, no run, short of a length, angling in, pushed to mid-on

End of over 23 (4 runs) Australia 65/1
EJM Cowan    28* (71b 5x4)      DJG Sammy    8-3-12-0
SR Watson    6* (25b 1x4)      S Shillingford    4-1-4-1

23.1

Shillingford to Watson, no run, length ball, Watson stays back and defends

23.2

Shillingford to Watson, no run, tossed up outside off, defended solidly

"I don't think he's upsetting the balance at all, and neither does he need to promote himself to 6. The team views Narsingh as a pretty good bowler, comparable to lyon, so its 3 front liners and 2 all rounders. Good composition if you ask me," says Fawwaz Ali

23.3

Shillingford to Watson, no run, this is a bit of an overspinner, defended outside off

23.4

Shillingford to Watson, no run, sharp dip and turn, creates the gap between bat and pad, gets an inside edge onto the pad, but it falls short of slip

23.5

Shillingford to Watson, no run, defended off the front foot this time

23.6

Shillingford to Watson, no run, turning into the pads, Watson stays back and turns it to square leg

End of over 24 (maiden) Australia 65/1
SR Watson    6* (31b 1x4)      S Shillingford    5-2-4-1
EJM Cowan    28* (71b 5x4)      DJG Sammy    8-3-12-0

Roach comes back with 15 minutes to go to lunch. He has two slips and a gully. And he continues bowling round the stumps

24.1

Roach to Cowan, no run, full, angling in, pushed down to mid-on

24.2

Roach to Cowan, no run, a yorker outside off, dug out without trouble

24.3

Roach to Cowan, OUT, Roach has got him with the third ball back. Cowan asks for a delayed review. This is touch and go on those 15 seconds. Anyway, this is full again, swings in a little, beats his bat, which seems to have swung across a little, and half the ball hits him in line with off, which means we get an "on-field call" verdict. Cowan has to go, and Australia are a review down too

EJM Cowan lbw b Roach 28 (106m 74b 5x4 0x6) SR: 37.83

What do we have here? Watson and the new man Ricky Ponting. And we are closing in on a session break. Crazy things happen if Watson is in the middle at such times. Two slips, a gully, a short leg

24.4

Roach to Ponting, no run, short of a length, outside off, Ponting moves across to defend

Oh, we have Roach to Ponting too

24.5

Roach to Ponting, no run, full, angling in, pushed towards mid-off, Ponting wants a single, Watson has his back to him, Ponting goes back. No damage done

24.6

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

End of over 25 (wicket maiden) Australia 65/2
RT Ponting    0* (3b)      KAJ Roach    6-2-26-1
SR Watson    6* (31b 1x4)      S Shillingford    5-2-4-1

25.1

Shillingford to Watson, no run, dips a little, turns in towards off, hits the inside half of the bat, goes to square leg

25.2

Shillingford to Watson, no run, he is caught back to a length ball, and the ball turns in sharply to beat the inside edge, and hit him on the pad, and draw a big appeal. Ian Gould thinks it has hit him outside the line of off, and rules not-out. The whole West Indies team convene in the middle, and after a long meeting decide to ask for a review. Gunner Gould says it's too long, and denies them that. In the end, replays show he has done them a favour, because the ball has indeed him hit outside the line of off

25.3

Shillingford to Watson, no run, stays back to defend

25.4

Shillingford to Watson, no run, Watson comes down the track, right to the pitch of the ball, and drives him to mid-on

25.5

Shillingford to Watson, no run, stays back, lets this turn, works this to leg

25.6

Shillingford to Watson, no run, well forward to defend this flighted delivery

End of over 26 (maiden) Australia 65/2
SR Watson    6* (37b 1x4)      S Shillingford    6-3-4-1
RT Ponting    0* (3b)      KAJ Roach    6-2-26-1

26.1

Roach to Ponting, 2 runs, Ponting in trouble to a short ball from Roach. Stays back, the ball doesn't quite comes on, and he plays a nothing flick in front of his body, scooping it over square leg

We know have two men back

26.2

Roach to Ponting, 2 runs, and Roach bowls a half-volley on the stumps, which he has worked past midwicket

26.3

Roach to Ponting, 1 run, full and straight, worked wide of mid-on again

"The 15 second rule sounds like my 5 minute rule whenever anyone asks me how long before I'm going to arrive somewhere." Ha, Lee. Although I heard Asad Rauf properly warn players in the Sri Lanka series, letting them know how much time they had left every five seconds

26.4

Roach to Watson, no run, wide of the crease, angles this in towards off, defended off the back foot

26.5

Roach to Watson, FOUR, wide of the crease again, and pitched up too, this allows him to flick this from around off, and place it wide of mid-on for four

"Cowan again makes a useful contribution but can't make the breakthrough innings. Brings up the question, is it more important for an opener to consistently take the shine off the new ball or to play big innings?" Interesting question from Mouth For Hire

26.6

Roach to Watson, no run, stays wide of the crease again, length ball, angling in, defended back

Noon And that's lunch. An interesting little session. The ball is turning for sure. The openers are gone. West Indies created more opportunities than 74 for 2 suggests. All set up for another interesting session. I will be back by about 12.3pm

End of over 27 (9 runs) Australia 74/2
SR Watson    10* (40b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    7-2-35-1
RT Ponting    5* (6b)      S Shillingford    6-3-4-1

12.49pm We are all but ready to resume. Not even a loss of 10 minutes. Shillingford will continue bowling. A slip, a short leg, a silly point

12.45pm The covers are off, the umpires are out, the stumps are being erected. We should resume soon

12.40pm We are having a sunshower at the Oval as we speak. Somewhere jackals are getting married. This should pass, but there is another dark cloud in the distance

12.35pm And the rain is back with five minutes to go in the lunch break. We may have a delayed resumption then

12.28pm Dan tells me the shower looks to have passed, and the ground staff are having a look at the covers

12.24pm I am back early. To inform you all it is raining heavily at the Queen's Park Oval. Still 16 minutes to go the scheduled resumption of play after lunch. I will stay in touch with Dan Brettig, who is at the Oval. Stay tuned

27.1

Shillingford to Ponting, no run, flighted outside off, Ponting thinks he has got a wide half-volley, and goes to drive. The ball turns in, and hits the inside half of the bat

27.2

Shillingford to Ponting, no run, that's a grubber, and Ponting is back too, but he keeps it out just outside off

27.3

Shillingford to Ponting, no run, stays back to defend a length ball. This one has true bounce

27.4

Shillingford to Ponting, no run, slower in the air, turning in, worked past short leg

27.5

Shillingford to Ponting, no run, more flight, more turn, 88ks, healthy pace, defended to leg

27.6

Shillingford to Ponting, no run, sharp turn into the pads, worked around the corner, but can't beat short fine leg

End of over 28 (maiden) Australia 74/2
RT Ponting    5* (12b)      S Shillingford    7-4-4-1
SR Watson    10* (40b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    7-2-35-1

Roach to continue

28.1

Roach to Watson, no run, length ball, outside off, defended off the front foot

28.2

Roach to Watson, no run, length ball outside off, left alone

28.3

Roach to Watson, no run, short of a length, stays back, defends against the angle

28.4

Roach to Watson, no run, elngth ball, angling in, Watson presses forward, pushes this to cover-point

A lunch-time song. Mostly Australia, but bits of West Indies too

28.5

Roach to Watson, 2 runs, angling in too far this time, and Watson clips him away through midwicket

28.6

Roach to Watson, no run, this one holds its line a touch, and stops a bit too. Watson drives at this length ball outside off, gets a thick soft edge that falls short of gully

End of over 29 (2 runs) Australia 76/2
SR Watson    12* (46b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    8-2-37-1
RT Ponting    5* (12b)      S Shillingford    7-4-4-1

29.1

Shillingford to Ponting, 2 runs, flighted outside off, inviting him to drive, which Ponting does, past cover-point for two

29.2

Shillingford to Ponting, no run, stays back to a length ball, pushes it back to Shilly

29.3

Shillingford to Ponting, no run, flighted outside off, Ponting lunges forward, works this to leg, can't beat short leg

29.4

Shillingford to Ponting, no run, stays back now, and can defend because of the slow turn. Keeps it down

29.5

Shillingford to Ponting, no run, tosses this one up, 89ks, Ponting is well forward to defend

29.6

Shillingford to Ponting, no run, slightly slower, worked away with the turn, towards midwicket

End of over 30 (2 runs) Australia 78/2
RT Ponting    7* (18b)      S Shillingford    8-4-6-1
SR Watson    12* (46b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    8-2-37-1

30.1

Roach to Watson, no run, gets this to move in from wide of the crease, hits the pad, lets out a stifled lbw appeal, but this one seems to have taken the inside edge on the way

30.2

Roach to Watson, no run, full and wide now, driven to cover, along the ground

30.3

Roach to Watson, FOUR, short and wide, despite the angle coming in, Watson late-cuts it superbly past gully for four. Can't bowl short on this wicket

30.4

Roach to Watson, no run, wide of the crease again, length ball, on off, Watson defends to leg

30.5

Roach to Watson, no run, short of a length, on off, Watson stays back to defend it to cover

30.6

Roach to Watson, no run, fuller, stops a touch at him, Watson drives, gets a thick edge to gully, but along the ground

End of over 31 (4 runs) Australia 82/2
SR Watson    16* (52b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    9-2-41-1
RT Ponting    7* (18b)      S Shillingford    8-4-6-1

31.1

Shillingford to Ponting, no run, overpitched, on off, Ponting drives, but can't beat mid-on

31.2

Shillingford to Ponting, no run, stays back and pulls this delivery short of a length. The slowness of the wicket lets him do that, but he can't beat square leg

31.3

Shillingford to Ponting, no run, nicely tossed up, blocked after lunging forward

31.4

Shillingford to Ponting, no run, this one is slightly shorter, turns in towards off, Ponting defends this to leg

31.5

Shillingford to Ponting, no run, slightly flatter trajectory, Ponting stays back, works this to leg

31.6

Shillingford to Ponting, no run, short of a length, Ponting goes right back to defend this back to SS

End of over 32 (maiden) Australia 82/2
RT Ponting    7* (24b)      S Shillingford    9-5-6-1
SR Watson    16* (52b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    9-2-41-1

32.1

Roach to Watson, 1 run, wide of the crease, half-volley on the pads, easily picked away to deep square

32.2

Roach to Ponting, no run, length ball, just outside off, Ponting is back and across, pushes this to mid-off

32.3

Roach to Ponting, OUT, dropped by Baugh, taken by Sammy. This one is either a brute or Ponting has made it look so. A bit of both. Wide of the crease, in-between length, around off, doesn't go in as much as the angle would suggest. Ponting is stuck on the crease, and is squared up, and plays a nothing push. The edge goes high to Baugh, who spills it, but Sammy is alert at first slip, and completes the rebound. Ponting stands his ground, questioning the catch, or possibly hoping something will save him, but he has to eventually go

RT Ponting c Sammy b Roach 7 (30m 26b 0x4 0x6) SR: 26.92

In comes Michael Clarke. Two slips and a gully now

32.4

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

32.5

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

32.6

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

End of over 33 (5 runs) Australia 87/3
MJ Clarke    4* (3b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    10-2-46-2
SR Watson    17* (53b 3x4)      S Shillingford    9-5-6-1

Sammy and Shillingford have a chat

33.1

Shillingford to Watson, no run, flighted outside off, Watson shimmies down, yorks himself, pushes this back to SS

33.2

Shillingford to Watson, no run, slightly shorter, Watson not quite to the pitch of it, pushes this to leg

33.3

Shillingford to Watson, no run, flight outside off, drawing him forward, which Watson does, and defends

33.4

Shillingford to Watson, no run, quicker one, 91ks, doesn't spin, goes straight on, and hits Watson on the pad after squaring him up and beating him in the flight. SS is excited and appeals, but this has hit him outside the line

33.5

Shillingford to Watson, no run, defended fof the front foot

33.6

Shillingford to Watson, 2 runs, push-driven past mid-off this time, and Watson gets a couple

End of over 34 (2 runs) Australia 89/3
SR Watson    19* (59b 3x4)      S Shillingford    10-5-8-1
MJ Clarke    4* (3b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    10-2-46-2

34.1

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

34.2

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

34.3

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

34.4

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

34.5

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

34.6

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

End of over 35 (4 runs) Australia 93/3
MJ Clarke    8* (9b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    11-2-50-2
SR Watson    19* (59b 3x4)      S Shillingford    10-5-8-1

35.1

Shillingford to Watson, no run, flighted outside off, 88ks, slight dip, Watson defends towards mid-on

35.2

Shillingford to Watson, no run, another nicely bowled one. Slower through the air, 84ks, gets more dip on it, beats him in the flight, hits him on the pad, but this is turning down leg

35.3

Shillingford to Watson, no run, quicker, flatter one, pushed back by Watson off the back foot

35.4

Shillingford to Watson, no run, stays back to a flighted delivery, Watson is deep in the crease, and across to keep this out

35.5

Shillingford to Watson, no run, full and quick, 88ks, Watson pushes this to midwicket

35.6

Shillingford to Watson, 1 run, slower this time, Watson gets to the pitch of it, pushes it softly to mid-on, and nicks the single

End of over 36 (1 run) Australia 94/3
SR Watson    20* (65b 3x4)      S Shillingford    11-5-9-1
MJ Clarke    8* (9b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    11-2-50-2

Mick Jagger in the crowd. "Pleased to meet you..."

36.1

Roach to Watson, no run, defended off the front foot

36.2

Roach to Watson, no run, wide of the crease again, defended to point off the front foot

36.3

Roach to Watson, FOUR, short again, and predictably four again. Almost every time they have pitched short, they have been punished. No bounce off this wicket. Watson smashes this square on the on side

36.4

Roach to Watson, no run, really full, digs this out back to him

36.5

Roach to Watson, FOUR, Watson gets some pressure release. This is short again. Wide this time. Watson, even though he is forward, swings at it, cutting it through vacant third man for four

36.6

Roach to Watson, no run, yorker on off, 139ks, dug out

End of over 37 (8 runs) Australia 102/3
SR Watson    28* (71b 5x4)      KAJ Roach    12-2-58-2
MJ Clarke    8* (9b 2x4)      S Shillingford    11-5-9-1

37.1

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

37.2

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

37.3

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

37.4

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

37.5

Shillingford to Watson, no run, Watson is about to leave the crease, and is beaten in the flight. Has to stretch well forward to defend this

Round the stumps now

37.6

Shillingford to Watson, no run, full around off, slightly flat, defended back to him

End of over 38 (1 run) Australia 103/3
SR Watson    28* (73b 5x4)      S Shillingford    12-5-10-1
MJ Clarke    9* (13b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    12-2-58-2

Fidel Edwards comes back. Just one, wide, slip

38.1

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

38.2

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

38.3

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

38.4

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

38.5

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

38.6

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

End of over 39 (maiden) Australia 103/3
MJ Clarke    9* (19b 2x4)      FH Edwards    7-3-21-0
SR Watson    28* (73b 5x4)      S Shillingford    12-5-10-1

Shillingord into his 13th straight over. His figures: 12-5-10-1. he stays round the stumps. A slip, a silly point and a short leg remain

39.1

Shillingford to Watson, no run, full outside off, Watto forward to defend

39.2

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

39.3

Shillingford to Watson, no run, flatter, quicker, 90ks, Watson gets an inside edge onto the pad, but well wide of short leg

39.4

Shillingford to Watson, FOUR, Watson manufactures one. Goes deep in the crease, beside the stumps, to get under this length ball, and pulls it over midwicket. Muscle power there

39.5

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

No silly point

39.6

Shillingford to Watson, no run, full outside off, so Watson presses forward, and pushes this through the silly point region

End of over 40 (4 runs) Australia 107/3
SR Watson    32* (79b 6x4)      S Shillingford    13-5-14-1
MJ Clarke    9* (19b 2x4)      FH Edwards    7-3-21-0

Clarke and Watson having a chat with Erasmus. Not happy with the sight screen. Sorted now

40.1

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

40.2

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

40.3

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

40.4

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

40.5

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

40.6

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

End of over 41 (maiden) Australia 107/3
MJ Clarke    9* (25b 2x4)      FH Edwards    8-4-21-0
SR Watson    32* (79b 6x4)      S Shillingford    13-5-14-1

Continues round the stumps

41.1

Shillingford to Watson, no run, angled across him, Watson stays back to defend

41.2

Shillingford to Watson, no run, flighted outside off, defended back to SS

41.3

Shillingford to Watson, no run, slightly short, Watson looks to work this off the back foot, can't beat short leg

41.4

Shillingford to Watson, no run, stays back to a full delivery, but manages to defend it outside off

41.5

Shillingford to Watson, no run, tossed up, slower through the air, flicked to midwicket

41.6

Shillingford to Watson, no run, full outside off, defended back, another maiden

Water break now. Since lunch: 15 overs, 33 runs, Ponting's wicket

End of over 42 (maiden) Australia 107/3
SR Watson    32* (85b 6x4)      S Shillingford    14-6-14-1
MJ Clarke    9* (25b 2x4)      FH Edwards    8-4-21-0

42.1

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

42.2

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

42.3

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

42.4

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

42.5

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

42.6

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

End of over 43 (maiden) Australia 107/3
MJ Clarke    9* (31b 2x4)      FH Edwards    9-5-21-0
SR Watson    32* (85b 6x4)      S Shillingford    14-6-14-1

SS goes back over the stumps. A slip, a silly point and a short leg again

43.1

Shillingford to Watson, no run, short of a length, turning in, worked around the corner

43.2

Shillingford to Watson, 1 run, fuller, on off, driven wide of mid-on for one

43.3

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

43.4

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

43.5

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

43.6

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

End of over 44 (5 runs) Australia 112/3
MJ Clarke    13* (35b 3x4)      S Shillingford    15-6-19-1
SR Watson    33* (87b 6x4)      FH Edwards    9-5-21-0

44.1

Edwards to Watson, no run, wide of the crease, moves in, towards off and middle, Watson defends off the front foot

44.2

Edwards to Watson, no run, appeal for lbw as he gets wide of the crease and beats him with the angle. Given not out because this is headed down leg, but they will review this. I have a feeling they have wasted one review here because the ball has hit him high on the pads, in front of leg, and is angling further down. Replays show it missing by a long way. This is one of the softest wastes of a review I have seen

"With that four Sid that's Clarke's 6000 Test Runs completed!" Thanks for that reminder, Punit

44.3

Edwards to Watson, no run, short of a length, stump to stump, pushed to mid-off

44.4

Edwards to Watson, no run, holds its line outside off, Watson has moved forward but plays late and covers for the movement well

44.5

Edwards to Watson, 1 run, length ball, 139ks, comes off slowly off the pitch, Watson gets a thick edge on the drive, gets a single to the right of point

44.6

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

End of over 45 (1 run) Australia 113/3
MJ Clarke    13* (36b 3x4)      FH Edwards    10-5-22-0
SR Watson    34* (92b 6x4)      S Shillingford    15-6-19-1

"For most LBW reviews, the 'keeper is likely to have the best view of whether the ball is hitting or not as they have to follow the line of the ball themselves, why don't some captains take that into account?" asks Matthew

45.1

Shillingford to Watson, no run, Watson beaten in the flight again. He thinks he is close to it, then sees the ball dropping, and transfers the weight back to push this to short leg

45.2

Shillingford to Watson, no run, quicker, flatter, into the pads, worked to square leg

45.3

Shillingford to Watson, no run, flighted outside off, he is well forward to defend it

45.4

Shillingford to Watson, no run, shimmies down, gets too close to the pitch of it, drives to midwicket

45.5

Shillingford to Watson, 1 run, short of a length, stays back to work this past midwicket for one

45.6

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

End of over 46 (1 run) Australia 114/3
MJ Clarke    13* (37b 3x4)      S Shillingford    16-6-20-1
SR Watson    35* (97b 6x4)      FH Edwards    10-5-22-0

Gould not happy with how Shilingford comes right in front of him during the delivery stride

46.1

Edwards to Watson, no run, full and straight, keeps it out

46.2

Edwards to Watson, no run, angling in towards off, defended off the front foot

"I hope Clarke overtakes the great Neil Harvey today..." Not happening today, Jonesy. Considering the pace of the pitch, he might need to bat into the third day to score another 140-odd

46.3

Edwards to Watson, no run, Watson plays the front-foot pull, keeps it down, but can't beat midwicket

46.4

Edwards to Watson, no run, lenght ball outside off, Watson pushes forward to drive this to cover

"If the 'keeper has the best view of LBW's then the ICC should consider putting the umpire behind the stumps & not in front from now on!" Forget everybody Mike, I am a pretty good judge of the lbw because I am watching on TV. They should have a man watching it on TV, and he should signal from the boundary

46.5

Edwards to Watson, no run, driven on the up, nicely connected, but can't beat cover

46.6

Edwards to Watson, no run, slightly slower, on the stumps, defended back, another maiden for Edwards

End of over 47 (maiden) Australia 114/3
SR Watson    35* (103b 6x4)      FH Edwards    11-6-22-0
MJ Clarke    13* (37b 3x4)      S Shillingford    16-6-20-1

SS's marathon spell ends at 16 overs. Here's Deonarine

47.1

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

Just the slip and a short leg

47.2

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

47.3

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

47.4

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

47.5

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

47.6

Deonarine to Watson, 2 runs, stays back, plays for the offbreak, the ball doesn't turn as much expected, gets an edge past slip

End of over 48 (3 runs) Australia 117/3
SR Watson    37* (104b 6x4)      N Deonarine    1-0-3-0
MJ Clarke    14* (42b 3x4)      FH Edwards    11-6-22-0

Sammy comes back now. Edwards's previous spell: five overs, one run

48.1

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

48.2

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

48.3

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

Just the one slip in

48.4

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

48.5

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

48.6

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

End of over 49 (maiden) Australia 117/3
MJ Clarke    14* (48b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    9-4-12-0
SR Watson    37* (104b 6x4)      N Deonarine    1-0-3-0

Really sluggish track this. Scoring with any sort of freedom is difficult. Well a final verdict on that can be passed only after Shiv C has batted

49.1

Deonarine to Watson, no run, length ball outside off, defended off the front foot

49.2

Deonarine to Watson, no run, full, nearly a yorker, keeps this out

49.3

Deonarine to Watson, no run, Watson presses forward to a length ball and defends

49.4

Deonarine to Watson, no run, full, straight and fast, pushed to midwicket

49.5

Deonarine to Watson, no run, flighted outside off, defended back to him

49.6

Deonarine to Watson, 1 run, quick, straight, full, driven to long-on for one

End of over 50 (1 run) Australia 118/3
SR Watson    38* (110b 6x4)      N Deonarine    2-0-4-0
MJ Clarke    14* (48b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    9-4-12-0
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
Series Results
West Indies v Australia at Roseau - Apr 23-27, 2012
Australia won by 75 runs
West Indies v Australia at Port of Spain - Apr 15-19, 2012
Match drawn
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Australia won by 3 wickets
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Ben Hilfenhaus reacts as West Indian batsmen put on runs, West Indies v Australia, 2nd Test, Port-of-Spain, April 19, 2012

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