Player of the Match
Player of the Match
677dThe Report by Daniel Brettig

West Indies end five-year drought

Kieron Pollard blazed West Indies to a first ODI victory over Australia since 2006, his stand with Dwayne Bravo swallowing up the tourists' modest total in a rain-affected match

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KA Pollard
47(61) 0x4 - 4x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 17 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 1 6 2 3 14 2 19
DJ Hussey
37(62) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
1 3 6 12 4 6 2 3

Best performances - Bowlers

SP Narine
O8
M1
R27
W4
Eco3.37
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KAJ Roach
KAJ Roach
O8
M3
R23
W2
Eco2.87
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

West Indies , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

5-match series level 1-1

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

18 March 2012 (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Alan Garder

6.05pm: That's a first ODI victory over the Aussies for West Indies since October 2006 and follows 13 defeats. Carlton Baugh looked tentative to begin with but he found the middle a few times as the night closed in, just as his side threatened to grind to a halt. That result squares the series at 1-1 but, psychologically, could be a lot more important. Kieron Pollard played a crucial hand, striking judicious blows at key moments - and he was still there at the end. This time, the bowlers' hard work wasn't thrown away.

Australia captain Shane Watson: "It was difficult definitely but in the end we were 20-30 runs short. Unfortunately we weren't able to get big enough partnerships through the start or middle ... In the end we kept on fighting but we were a little short. Once the sun got on the wicket it seemed to settle a little more but that's the great challeneg of the playing in the West Indies and we have to adapt a little better. It's about getting the balance of the batting - the wickets are a little different from home."

Sunil Narine is named Man of the Match: "The ball was spinning and I just had to concentrate on bowling correct areas. Today it came out well and I hope I can continue to do well for the captain for the rest of the series."

West Indies captain Darren Sammy: "It's a good feeling, the team played much better today, the bowlers did well again and there was much more responsibilty when chasing the runs. It was a total team effort ... All in all we were searchig for a win and we are glad we got over the line. From the last game, when we batted, there was not much change; today we did what we had to do and I'm just happy we won one."

So, we now have a contest, with episode three scheduled for Tuesday; do join us again then. Bye!

38.2
6
Doherty to Baugh, SIX runs, there she goes! Baugh swings a huge six over deep midwicket and West Indies have beaten Australia!
38.1
1
Doherty to Pollard, 1 run, length, punched to long-off

The light is fading ... but the party is just about to start, I should think.

END OF OVER:
38 | 7 Runs | WI: 156/5 (2 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 4.10, RRR: 1.00)

  • Carlton Baugh12 (16b)
  • Kieron Pollard46 (60b)
  • Shane Watson7-1-28-1
  • Brett Lee8-1-37-1
37.6
4
Watson to Baugh, FOUR runs, full ball and Baugh steps back, launching an expansive drive over cover - surely that's the clincher?
37.5
0
Watson to Baugh, no run, hacked into the off side - and there's an appeal for a run out after a direct hit at the non-striker's end. Pollard was back though
37.4
2
Watson to Baugh, 2 runs, pitched up and swung over midwicket for a couple. Not a clean connection but he did enough to clear the infield
37.3
0
Watson to Baugh, no run, fuller delivery, dug out to mid-off

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0KOA PowellJ Charles
2nd42MN SamuelsJ Charles
3rd25DM BravoJ Charles
4th7DJ BravoDM Bravo
5th64DJ BravoKA Pollard
6th25CS BaughKA Pollard