Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • Feel like I'm getting a bit faster with every game - Mitchell Marsh

    Mitchell Marsh has spent much of the summer sitting in the change-rooms, padded up and waiting for the end of enormous top-order partnerships, but Australia could hardly be happier with his bowling

  • EagleEye explains Holder DRS failure

    Challenging light conditions and a system crash contributed to the unavailability of ball-tracking for an LBW appeal against Jason Holder late on the final day of the Boxing Day Test, the technology operators EagleEye have revealed

  • Smith forecasts bowling changes for SCG

    All signs point towards Australia calling upon twin spin in the third and final Test against West Indies at the SCG, a scenario the captain Steven Smith was more than open to as he assessed his side's 177-run victory in Melbourne

  • West Indies' fighting spirit surfaces

    West Indies might have lost the Melbourne Test by a massive margin but, given how their batsmen fought, they would have certainly finished with more belief than what they had begun the match with

  • Australia 131.30, West Indies 24.31

    Stats highlights from a comprehensive Australian win at the MCG

Windies show some fight

2012

The last time WI batted 80-plus overs in both innings of a Test - at Lord's against England

A fifty at last

15

Number of innings since Ramdin last scored a Test 50 - he made 57 against England in North South in April 2015

Starts for everyone

20

Number of times each of West Indies' top 7 batsmen have scored 15 or more in a Test innings. Since 2000, it's happened only four times

Samuels' slump

26.51

Marlon Samuels' Test average since Jan 2013, the lowest among top six batsmen who've played a min of 25 inngs during this period

Slow going

7

Number of times Darren Bravo has faced 150-plus balls in a Test match at a strike rate of less than 40. SR in this Test: 38.49

100 overs at last

12

Consecutive innings since WI last played 100 overs in an overseas Test. The last time was in Hamilton in 2013

Woeful top order

4

No. of times WI have been six down for less than 100 in Tests in 2015, once in each of their four Tests against Australia this year

Biggest run-fest of all

162

Australia's batting average in the series, the highest by any team in any series (min 200 overs faced)

A debut year to remember

3

Batsmen who have scored 1000+ Test runs in their debut year: Mark Taylor 1219 (1989), Alastair Cook 1013 (2006) and Adam Voges 1028 (2015)