Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 5 Runs | WI: 141/8 (39 runs required, RR: 7.05)

  • Nikita Miller11 (8b)
  • Darren Sammy3 (4b)
  • Shane Watson2-0-14-0
  • Shaun Tait4-0-30-3

Australia have won this comfortably, though had West Indies prevented that horrendous start to their chase, we would have had a more competitive match. Nevertheless, the crowd would have been entertained, especially in the Australian innings. Join us for the second T20 game on the 23rd.

A few comments from our readers before signing off.

Shafaqat Ali: "Unfair to criticize this WI outfit considering they are without six regular members. Much better PAK team failed to make any mark in any of the formats. I am sure WI will do lot better in T20 World Cup on their home grounds. Good luck Gayle and Co"

Karnail Singh: "Yes Peter Best you read it right. I live in the USA and follow bastketball. There are lots of kids from WI playing bastetball these days just last year a seven footer from WI was drafted during the first round and got paid $32 millions for four years. I talk to one of them he said, "cricket is very expinsive sport"

That's all, folks. Thanks for tuning in. See you in a couple of days. Adios

19.6
1
Watson to Miller, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, slapped past the bowler for a single
19.5
1
Watson to Sammy, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, worked away through square leg for a single
19.4
1
Watson to Miller, 1 run, shortish on leg stump, tickled into the leg side for a single
19.3
1
Watson to Sammy, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, pushed wide of midwicket for a single
19.2
0
Watson to Sammy, no run, short on middle, goes for the pull, misses
19.1
1
Watson to Miller, 1 run, short of a length on the off, tries to slap that over the in-field, gets a top edge but it lands safely in front of mid-off

Rob: "Nice try to belittle the Aussie achievements this summer, but you seem to forget that we whitewashed an English side that did very well against SA, humbled the 'mighty' Indian side 4-2 when they were tipped to annihilate us at home, and then took home the ICC Trophy."

Watson to bowl the last over

END OF OVER:
19 | 10 Runs | WI: 136/8 (44 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.15, RRR: 44.00)

  • Nikita Miller8 (5b)
  • Darren Sammy1 (1b)
  • Shaun Tait4-0-30-3
  • Dirk Nannes4-0-21-3
18.6
1
Tait to Miller, 1 run, gets an inside edge towards fine leg for a single
18.5
2
Tait to Miller, 2 runs, short of a length on middle, went for the pull, gets the top edge and gets it towards fine leg for a couple
18.4
4
Tait to Miller, FOUR runs, shot! Full outside off, makes room and square-drives it through point for a boundary
18.3
0
Tait to Miller, no run, short and wide, makes room to cut, misses
18.2
1
Tait to Sammy, 1 run, yorker, dug out into the leg side, did well to get his bat down in time
18.2
1w
Tait to Sammy, 1 wide, short of a length outside leg stump, given a wide
18.1
1
Tait to Miller, 1 run, low full toss on middle, driven wide of mid-on for a single, he did well to dive and keep them down to just one

Nannes will be on a hat-trick in the next, if West Indies survive this over. Actually, no. He's done with his spell

END OF OVER:
18 | 7 Runs 2 Wkts | WI: 126/8 (54 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.00, RRR: 27.00)

  • Darren Sammy0 (0b)
  • Dirk Nannes4-0-21-3
  • Shane Watson1-0-9-0
17.6
W
Nannes to Morton, OUT, Steve Smith takes another beauty! Even better than the first one, bowled it on a good length on the off, Morton swung it hard and connected well but Smith was there waiting, it appeared as though it would clear him but he timed his jump perfectly and intercepted the ball, clasping it over his head and maintaining his balance to ensure he didn't step over the ropes, superb stuff

RS Morton c Smith b Nannes 40 (54m 41b 3x4 0x6) SR: 97.56

17.5
W
Nannes to Ramdin, OUT, timed it too well there, was the slower one that was bowled full outside off, made room and lofted it straight towards long-off who takes it easily to deprive him of a half-century

D Ramdin c Hussey b Nannes 44 (29m 26b 7x4 0x6) SR: 169.23

Ahdil: "Even though Australia may be undefeated so far, we must remember the sides they are versing have been...well, very weak. Perhaps because of injuries, form, or whatever, but they have not played well. Next summer with Sri Lanka and England, now that should be more interesting. "

17.4
1
Nannes to Morton, 1 run, short of a length on the off, swats it just wide of extra cover for a single
17.3
1
Nannes to Ramdin, 1 run, slower one bowled full outside off, makes room to crack it over extra cover, gets a thick edge to third man for a single
17.2
4
Nannes to Ramdin, FOUR runs, Ramdin's showing some spunk at the death, bowled it full on middle, made room and slogged it over midwicket for a one bounce four
17.1
1
Nannes to Morton, 1 run, bowls it on a length on middle, driven wide of midwicket for a single

END OF OVER:
17 | 9 Runs | WI: 119/6 (61 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.00, RRR: 20.33)

  • Runako Morton38 (38b)
  • Denesh Ramdin39 (23b)
  • Shane Watson1-0-9-0
  • Mitchell Johnson4-0-28-2
16.6
1
Watson to Morton, 1 run, bowls it on a length on the off, slapped towards long-off for a single
16.5
1
Watson to Ramdin, 1 run, short of a length outside off, cracked towards deep cover for a single
16.4
4
Watson to Ramdin, FOUR runs, spirited effort by these two, short on middle, pulled away over short fine leg for a boundary
16.3
1
Watson to Morton, 1 run, short of a length on middle, pulled away towards deep midwicket for a single

Peter Best: "I read somewhere that the West Indies have been crippled by American basketball, which pays much better than cricket and provides a great venue for tall guys who would once have been fast bowlers. Is this true?"

16.2
1
Watson to Ramdin, 1 run, slower one bowled full outside off, slammed towards long-off for one more

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st12CH GayleLMP Simmons
2nd0N DeonarineLMP Simmons
3rd2LMP SimmonsKA Pollard
4th12WW HindsKA Pollard
5th20WW HindsRS Morton
6th7RS MortonDR Smith
7th73RS MortonD Ramdin
8th0RS MortonDJG Sammy
9th15DJG SammyNO Miller