Result
1st Test, Brisbane, Nov 26-28 2009, West Indies tour of Australia
480/8d
(f/o)
228 & 187 (52.1 ov)
Australia won by an innings and 65 runs
Player Of The Match
1y
• The Bulletin by Peter English at the Gabba

Australia triumph despite Barath ton

Adrian Barath became the youngest West Indian to score a century on debut but his outstanding solo rescue act was wasted as they slumped to an-innings-and-65-run defeat

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Scorecard summary
Australia480/8d(135 overs)1st Innings
Simon Katich92 (135)
Marcus North79 (157)
Dwayne Bravo3/118(32)
West Indies228(63 overs)1st Innings
West Indies187(52.1 overs)2nd Innings

There you have it - Australia too strong in all departments. The choice for Man of the Match will be interesting given the efforts today of Adrian Barath, who made 104 in wonderful fashion as a 19 year old on debut. I am sure most at the ground would have no qualms if he received the honour.

A good even effort by the Australians, hopefully for the sake of the series the West Indies can regroup and hit some better form in Adelaide on Friday. Youngster Barath is being interviewed by Ian Healy on TV and is speaking very well for a youngster, no doubt still buzzing after his hundred.

News on the Man of the Match is that Ben Hilfenahus has received the award for his figures of his 2/50 and 3/20 - cheers from Brisbane and join us in Adelaide for the Second Test on Friday from the Adelaide Oval

52.1
w
Johnson to Rampaul, OUT
leg side ball which he glances, Haddin dives and takes a ripper of a catch diving to his left. Haddin has kept well this game and that's it - Australia home and hosed by an innings and 65 runs, leading 1-nil.
R Rampaul c †Haddin b Johnson 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
end of over 525 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 187/9CRR: 3.59 
Sulieman Benn15 (24)
Peter Siddle10-3-41-1
Nathan Hauritz14-1-40-2
51.6
w
Siddle to Roach, OUT
his brief resistance comes to an end as he tries some sort of pull shot, gets a leading edge and Hussey wanders around and holds the catch in the gully area - as they say, the end is nigh
KAJ Roach c Hussey b Siddle 5 (20m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 31.25
51.5
4
Siddle to Roach, FOUR runs
a lifter, takes the shoulder of the bat over the right side of Haddin, nasty ball that
51.4
Siddle to Roach, no run
parries at one outside, has no luck in making contact
51.3
Siddle to Roach, no run
plays back again in defence - the ball going into the off side
51.2
Siddle to Roach, no run
goes back and across in defence, playing up the on side
51.1
1
Siddle to Benn, 1 run
pulls out to deep square leg, nicely played big the big left hander
end of over 513 runs
WI: 182/8CRR: 3.56 
Kemar Roach1 (11)
Sulieman Benn14 (23)
Nathan Hauritz14-1-40-2
Peter Siddle9-3-36-0
50.6
Hauritz to Roach, no run
plays back in defence, good resistance so far from Roach
50.5
Hauritz to Roach, no run
defends to the off side

I think Benn just told Rauf that he hit that sweep

50.4
1
Hauritz to Benn, 1 run
pushes forward and takes a single to deep point
50.3
Hauritz to Benn, no run
comes forward and defends to cover
50.2
2lb
Hauritz to Benn, 2 leg byes
sweeps fine, looked like he got an under edge to it, but leg byes called
50.1
Hauritz to Benn, no run
comes forward in defence
end of over 507 runs
WI: 179/8CRR: 3.58 
Sulieman Benn13 (19)
Kemar Roach1 (9)
Peter Siddle9-3-36-0
Nathan Hauritz13-1-39-2
49.6
1
Siddle to Benn, 1 run
short and is pulled out to deep mid wicket
49.5
2
Siddle to Benn, 2 runs
lofts a drive over mid off/cover, safely enough
49.4
Siddle to Benn, no run
forces off the back foot to mid off - with some power
49.3
Siddle to Benn, no run
ducks a bouncer
49.2
Siddle to Benn, no run
defends off the back foot, dug in a bit as he played well back
Best performances - batsmen
AB Barath
104 runs (138)
19 fours
0 sixes
Control82%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
52 runs
12 fours
0 sixes
12372832967
SM Katich
92 runs (135)
13 fours
1 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
25 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
1241111174528
Best performances - bowlers
NM Hauritz
O
6
M
3
R
17
W
3
Eco
2.83
BW Hilfenhaus
O
7
M
3
R
20
W
3
Eco
2.85
Match details
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
TossAustralia , elected to bat first
SeriesWest Indies tour of Australia
Player Of The Match
Ben Hilfenhaus
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1936
Season2009/10
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days26,27,28 November 2009 (5-day match)
Test debut
Adrian Barath
Ravi Rampaul
Umpires
Asad Rauf
Ian Gould
TV Umpire
Mark Benson
Reserve Umpire
Paul Reiffel
Match Referee
Chris Broad