Player of the Match
Player of the Match

A grinning Mickey Arthur is out on the ground to welcome his players, a handshake and a hug for each of them after a job well done.

West Indies put up a solid fight through the series, rarely rolling over and pushing Australia in every match. 2-0 is a bit harsh on them, but their top-order has let them down all series, leaving their rock Shivnarine Chanderpaul too much to do. Kemar Roach had a terrific series, including a ten-for in the second Test, and Shane Shillingford marked his home Test with a ten-for of his own, wrestling the lead spinner's spot from Devendra Bishoo.

Jay from Australia: "It has to be remembered that 294 is actually a brilliant 4th innings score anywhere, and doesn't happen very often. Especially on a raging turner."

For Australia, there weren't too many big scores from the batsmen, the only century came from Matthew Wade, who has sparked off a debate on whether he has overtaken Haddin as Australia's No. 1 Test keeper. The lower order bailed them out on several occasions, and the depth of the fast bowling was on display again, as they barely felt the absence of Siddle and Pattinson, who both had to fly home injured after the second Test. Nathan Lyon was their highest wicket-taker and remains their frontline spinner ahead of a six-month break from Test cricket. That break will also raise questions over Ricky Ponting's future.

We're now set for the presentation ceremony.

Darren Sammy: has plenty of praise for the Dominica crowd. "We did a lot of good things in the series, we knew it was going to be tough against Australia, and they won the key moments. I think their lower-order gave us some trouble through the series. Proud of the guys as they showed the never-say-die spirit, and looked forward to improve. For the last year, our batting has been letting us down. The future looks good for West Indies, we just need to continue what we have been doing. I would also like to congratulate Michael Clarke and Australia."

Michael Clarke: "It's been a long summer, and today tops it off. It has been a lot of hard work, West Indies pushed us hard, they have come a long way under Darren and Ottis, I think West Indies cricket is on the rise. We probably didn't expect it to turn as much as it did in Dominica. It has been a great effort from the whole team, I think a lot of credit goes to young Matthew Wade, his century here won us the match." He also thanks the crowd that have turned out through the series to cheer the teams on.

Matthew Wade is the Man of the Match: "It was very difficult batting on this surface, the ball was turning big, and we weren't in a good situation. It was a lot of fun keeping as well on conditions which I am not used to, especially the amount of turn on offer."

Shivnarine Chanderpaul, to no one's surprise, is the Man of the Series. One of the biggest cheers of the day greets the announcement. "Not much I can say, very happy that I got some runs here last year and this year also, very pleased to be named citizen on Dominica (he has to pause as the crowd roars). It was difficult to bat for me, and for the Australian guys as well, they fought hard and the experience got them over the line, our young guys will learn from this tour."

Michael Clarke and the rest of the Australians come forward to collect the winner's medal. Then Clarke collects the winning cheque, before he is finally handed over the series trophy. He's taken well to this captaincy thing, hasn't he? Already has Test series wins in Sri Lanka and West Indies, besides the blanking of India over the summer.

Brydon Coverdale has today's report, while Dan Brettig will soon be sending in plenty of series analysis.

Thanks everyone for all the mails. This is Siddarth Ravindran signing out. Seeya!

Lyon to Sammy, OUT, it's over, Australia take the series 2-0, Sammy is gone as he top-edges a sweep towards short fine leg, some merry hitting from the West Indian lower order but those two wickets late in the day had virtually killed off the Test, Sammy is distraught, discussing the shot even as he walks off after shaking hands with the Australians

DJG Sammy c Hilfenhaus b Lyon 61 (92m 51b 4x4 3x6) SR: 119.60

Lyon to Shillingford, 1 run, driven towards cover for one more, he charged down the track to the pitch of that one
Lyon to Sammy, 1 run, another call of catch, Sammy is hit high on the bat, perhaps the glove, the ball loops over forward short leg

Adam sounds extremely unhappy:"Completely bemused by that squad selection. Only two openers? No Brathwaite? How will he develop if left to kick up his heels at home. Even if he doesn't play surely good experience and could play in some tour matches? Fudadin over Bravo, are you joking?!"

Lyon is back

96 | 6 Runs | WI: 292/9

  • Shane Shillingford30 (45b)
  • Darren Sammy60 (49b)
  • Mitchell Starc9-2-26-0
  • Ben Hilfenhaus13-5-23-1
Starc to Shillingford, no run, a slower ball outside off, left alone and that is another over negotiated
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West Indies 4th innings Partnerships

1st0AB BarathKC Brathwaite
2nd28KOA PowellKC Brathwaite
3rd17KOA PowellDM Bravo
4th110S ChanderpaulDM Bravo
5th18S ChanderpaulN Deonarine
6th7N DeonarineCS Baugh
7th26CS BaughDJG Sammy
8th28DJG SammyKAJ Roach
9th11DJG SammyR Rampaul
10th49S ShillingfordDJG Sammy