Australia tour of West Indies, 2008 / Commentary

Australia in West Indies ODI Series - 1st ODI

West Indies v Australia

Australia won by 84 runs

0.3

Taylor to Watson, 1 run, full delivery again with a hint of swing away, driven out to mid on and that's a wayward throw from Pollard

Australia 2/0   SR Watson 1* (1b)

1.3

Gayle to Watson, no run, outside off, pushes it past the outside edge, the batsman presses forward on the front foot and it goes on through

1.4

Gayle to Watson, no run, outside off, played down into the gully area

1.5

Gayle to Watson, FOUR, poor delivery from Gayle gets the treatment, dragging it down on and outside leg and Watson isn't slow to pull hard round and through fine leg

1.6

Gayle to Watson, no run, down on one knee, pulled to square this time

Australia 12/0   SR Watson 5* (5b 1x4)

3.1

Edwards to Watson, 1 leg bye, on the legs, squeezed down to fine leg, somehow finding room

3.6

Edwards to Watson, 2 runs, bangs it in and Watson turns it well off his legs behind square

Australia 22/0   SR Watson 7* (7b 1x4)

4.3

Taylor to Watson, 1 run, pushed off the front foot down to the gully

4.6

Taylor to Watson, 1 wide, wide down the leg side this time

4.6

Taylor to Watson, 1 run, some swing in on off, pushed forward gently and they charge through the quick single

Australia 31/0   SR Watson 9* (9b 1x4)

5.1

Edwards to Watson, 1 run, some swing and width outside off, runs it down to third man

5.4

Edwards to Watson, 2 runs, driven out very straight right through the stumps and it's just to say stopped inside the rope - the ball slowed up a touch by crashing on to the sticks at the non-striker's end

5.5

Edwards to Watson, FOUR, width outside off, some swing away and Watson is tempted into having a slay away from his body, the ball going from the base of the bat up and over point, squarer than he was aiming for

5.6

Edwards to Watson, no run, on the front foot, pushed down to gully

Australia 41/0   SR Watson 16* (13b 2x4)

6.2

Bravo to Watson, 1 run, short and wide outside off, cut into the covers off the back foot

6.4

Bravo to Watson, 2 runs, on middle and leg, played out to square and they come back for the easy two

6.5

Bravo to Watson, no run, outside off, the ball goes through on a good length and left alone

6.6

Bravo to Watson, 1 wide, too wide outside off this time

6.6

Bravo to Watson, no run, outside off, the ball doesn't get up so much, Watson cuts it down into the track

Australia 47/0   SR Watson 19* (17b 2x4)

7.6

Benn to Watson, no run, round the wicket now and makes Watson think about it, beating his outside edge

Australia 48/0   SR Watson 19* (18b 2x4)

8.5

Bravo to Watson, 1 run, another quick single

Australia 50/0   SR Watson 20* (19b 2x4)

10.1

Bravo to Watson, 1 run, nipped back in from outside off, the batsman pushes to short point and they jog through

Australia 54/0   SR Watson 21* (20b 2x4)

11.1

Benn to Watson, 2 runs, the lap sweep from Watson who's quickly down the track outside off, exposes the stumps and connects well through fine leg

11.2

Benn to Watson, no run, defended hard on the front foot

11.3

Benn to Watson, no run, up there on off, round-armed in and the batsman defends on the front foot

11.4

Benn to Watson, FOUR, drags it a touch short, doesn't get up much, and Watson has to use all hiw power and pull hard in front of midwicket

11.5

Benn to Watson, no run, good reply, Watson this time forced to defend into the covers on the back foot

11.6

Benn to Watson, FOUR, outside off, again not much lift, the batsman crouches down, opens the face and runs it through third man, the ball rolling along happily although it's not the fastest outfield

Australia 74/0   SR Watson 31* (26b 4x4)

12.5

Bravo to Watson, OUT, a huge shout as Watson walks right across his stumps - something he's been favouring this innings - and the ball comes in , pitching just outside off and rapping him in line with leg, Watson too late on the would-be flick off the legs

SR Watson lbw b Bravo 31 (59m 27b 4x4 0x6) SR: 114.81

Australia 75/1   SR Watson 31 (27b 4x4)
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Photos

Jun 24, 2008

Shaun Marsh drives during his half-century on debut, West Indies v Australia, 1st ODI, St Vincent, June 24, 2008

Shaun Marsh drives during his half-century on debut

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Jun 24, 2008

Shaun Marsh tries to sweep, West Indies v Australia, 1st ODI, St Vincent, June 24, 2008

Shaun Marsh tries to sweep

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