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287dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale

Doherty helps Australia to 64-run win

Xavier Doherty enjoyed his first taste of cricket in the West Indies, playing a key role in Australia's 64-run victory in the first ODI in St Vincent

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

GJ Bailey
GJ Bailey
48(67) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %67%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 16 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
8 3 15 6 0 1 5 10
DA Warner
DA Warner
40(55) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 10 5 7 8 1 9

Best performances - Bowlers

XJ Doherty
XJ Doherty
O8
M2
R49
W4
Eco6.12
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DJ Bravo
O10
M1
R58
W3
Eco5.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15

Match days

16 March 2012 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Andrew McGlashan

So Australia win by a comfortable 64 runs after a pretty miserable batting performance from West Indies who gifted most of their wickets. Marlon Samuels and Dwayne Bravo had laid a platform but it disintegrated in the blink of an eye. It raises familiar questions about West Indies' batting stocks and there is plenty of work to do ahead of the second match on Sunday.

Australia, though, will be delighted with the winning start on a tricky surface. The batting wasn't and its best but they mustered a decent total. Early wickets then gave them a lift then Doherty responded superbly from a tough first over that cost 18.

I'll bring you the presentation shortly, and Brydon's match report will be here.

Darren Sammy "We are very disappointed," he starts before the master of understatements. "Losing six wickets for seven runs set us back a little bit."

Then he looks ahead. "Hopefully we can bounce back in the second match. We have two more games here, we have a history of getting better as a series goes on."

George Bailey is the Man of the Match. "We didn't get as many as we would have liked but I thought if Mike Hussey was finding it tough it must have been tough and we just wanted to give the lower order a chance to have swing at the end."

Shane Watson "We knew it was an average score and knew it should be enough if we bowled well. Dwayne Bravo was batting very nicely so we knew we needed a breakthrough but the surface was offering help to the quicks and spinners. Xavier Doherty came back really nicely when he changed ends. All the bowlers were good today."

So that just about wraps things up for today. The second match is on Sunday and we'll see if West Indies can bounce back. But don't forget the third day of New Zealand-South Africa starts shortly and we'll have full coverage on ESPNcricinfo. For now, though, it's goodbye from Andrew McGlashan and George Binoy.

32.2
W
McKay to Sammy, OUT, all over, Sammy's late flourish is ended and so is the match. He tries to try over the off side and only picks out cover

DJG Sammy c Christian b McKay 35 (28m 20b 3x4 3x6) SR: 175.00

32.1
6
McKay to Sammy, SIX runs, he has plenty of power and picks this up from a good length outside off, sending it over the midwicket boundary again
32.1
1w
McKay to Sammy, 1 wide, starts with a slower-ball gone wrong that loops out well wide of off stump

Another change of bowling as Clint McKay is recalled to try and end this partnership

END OF OVER:
32 | 5 Runs | WI: 133/9 (72 runs required from 17.4 overs, RR: 4.15, RRR: 4.00)

  • Kemar Roach1 (7b)
  • Darren Sammy29 (18b)
  • Brett Lee7-1-25-1
  • Xavier Doherty8-2-49-4

Sam: "Many question Sammy's place in the team, he might not be a naturally gifted batsman or a bowler, but he is a fighter. Something this WI team needs badly."

31.6
0
Lee to Roach, no run, strikes Roach with a well-directed short ball. Not very well played as he took his eye off it and takes a blow on the shoulder
31.5
0
Lee to Roach, no run, on off stump, solidly defended to the covers...Roach has shown batting ability in the past
31.4
0
Lee to Roach, no run, back in the crease and defends

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st15KOA PowellJ Charles
2nd8MN SamuelsKOA Powell
3rd10MN SamuelsDM Bravo
4th64MN SamuelsDJ Bravo
5th0MN SamuelsKA Pollard
6th0CS BaughKA Pollard
7th4KA PollardAD Russell
8th2DJG SammyKA Pollard
9th1DJG SammySP Narine
10th36DJG SammyKAJ Roach