Match 4, Australia v West Indies

VB Series, (A/ P/ WI) 2004-05

Daniel Brettig

At Brisbane, January 21, 2005 (day/night). No result. Australia 3 pts, West Indies 3 pts. Toss: West Indies.

Rain robbed West Indies of a gilt-edged opportunity, with Australia 43 for five. The West Indies innings had stuttered, not helped by Lara being given caught behind, despite a huge gap between bat and ball. Although Hinds accelerated to his third century in four innings against Australia, a target of 264 seemed eminently gettable. Then Collins curled the ball dangerously in the humid evening air: he found Hayden's edge, pinned Ponting on the stumps and angled one across Symonds, who got his fifth duck in six international innings. The in-form Clarke fell too before the showers ended play.

Attendance: 32,618.

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