Player of the Match
Player of the Match

We hope you've enjoyed our coverage. From me, Will Luke, along with Brydon Coverdale, Jenny Thompson, Andrew McGlashan, Jamie Alter - and probably others, too - it's goodbye.

Sherwin Campbell is issuing the Man-of-the-Match award, and hands it to Simon Katich. He gets US$3,000 and heads off his with his cheque, oblivious to the fact people actually want to talk to him

"Yeah look," he starts, "if Matty Hayden was playing I'd probably have been carrying the drinks. It was just nice to get an opportunity. The wickets have been very good to bat on and get a few runs in the second Test and here. Well, obviously if Matty gets fit he'll get back in. He's a champion. I love playing here, and it's been great being apart of it.

"Yeah, obviously I didn't get this for my fielding."

More boos for Ponting, and a dreadful reception for the umpires too. They look a bit sheepish and confused.

Boos ring out for Ponting! Poor old chap. "There's been some great Test cricket played, and West Indies...the way they attacked the run chase showed a lot of heart and character."

On retirements and the like. A period of transition. "We've been going through it a while now. We had a few retire then. Losing Gilly, Stewy, it's given the younger guys to show what they've got. Look at Katich - he's been terrific, and Jaques bounces back. They've all played their part."

Presentation time. Hope you're still with us.

Here's Gayle. "Congratulations to Ricky and his team. Well done to all our guys, but unfortunately we came out on the losing side. I can't fault them for the effort they put in. To get 387 was pretty good."

Did he genuinely think West Indies had a chance of winning? "Yeah definitely but we knew it wasn't going to be easy. Someone had to get a big hundred which didn't happen."

Twenty20: "We'll have some new faces. We'll be looking for them to capitalise and take their chances and make the best of it."

And Australia win by 87 runs, winning the series 2-0. A disappointed Edwards and Powell trudge off the pitch while Australia hug and congratulate themselves like royal winners. Ponting leads them off the park, and they all shake hands and generally enjoy the moment.

Well it was a great attempt by West Indies. Bravo and Chanderpaul had Australia sweating at one point, with a stand of 122, but both departed in quick succession. The tail offered a bit of last-gasp entertainment, if not genuine hope, but Australia's bowlers were tight enough to seal the win.

105.4
W
Lee to Powell, OUT, gone! A flashing drive outside off, the ball flying to Haddin's right

DBL Powell c †Haddin b Lee 6 (27m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

105.4
1nb
Lee to Powell, 1 no ball, leaves this one outside off
105.3
0
Lee to Powell, no run, down the leg side and he hooks, the ball flying through to Haddin, but it's missed everything. I think. Marginal...
105.2
0
Lee to Powell, no run, short again, riding up into Powell's chest who blocks it off the back foot
105.1
4
Lee to Powell, FOUR runs, nailed it. He has absolutely hammered this! Short, rising up into his helmet, Powell pulls this in front of square for a rocketed four

Here's Lee around the wicket to Powell

END OF OVER:
105 | 4 Runs | WI: 382/9

  • Fidel Edwards5 (15b)
  • Daren Powell2 (13b)
  • Beau Casson25-3-86-3
  • Brett Lee25-3-104-1
104.6
0
Casson to Edwards, no run, waits for this on the back foot, defending calmly
104.5
0
Casson to Edwards, no run, stroked to mid-off
104.4
0
Casson to Edwards, no run, a meek forward push and he's beaten outside off
104.3
0
Casson to Edwards, no run, nudged to short leg
104.2
0
Casson to Edwards, no run, waits for it on the back foot before defending
104.1
4
Casson to Edwards, FOUR runs, down the wicket and he's nailed him for four! Top shot. A clean, thumpingly struck four past mid-off

Casson to Edwards

END OF OVER:
104 | 2 Runs | WI: 378/9

  • Fidel Edwards1 (9b)
  • Daren Powell2 (13b)
  • Brett Lee25-3-104-1
  • Beau Casson24-3-82-3
103.6
1
Lee to Edwards, 1 run, firmly defended out past mid-off and at last Edwards is off the mark, stealing the single...much to Powell's chagrin
103.5
0
Lee to Edwards, no run, a bouncer, evaded with ease by Edwards who sinks to his haunches
103.4
0
Lee to Edwards, no run, down the leg side. Fast and wild - here comes Powell, edging down the wicket at the non-striker's end, looking for a single

So then, Edwards to face

103.3
1
Lee to Powell, 1 run, lovely stroke out through cover - will he come back for two? No! This is curious and baffling from Powell
103.2
0
Lee to Powell, no run, firmly behind it on the back foot
103.1
0
Lee to Powell, no run, awkwardly poked out to the off side. No feet movement. Classic tailend prodding

END OF OVER:
103 | (maiden) | WI: 376/9

  • Fidel Edwards0 (6b)
  • Daren Powell1 (10b)
  • Beau Casson24-3-82-3
  • Brett Lee24-3-102-1
102.6
0
Casson to Edwards, no run, down the leg side, flicked to fine leg. Powell turns down the single again! He wants the strike and wants to save West Indies
102.5
0
Casson to Edwards, no run, wider of the off stump and crisply driven to mid-off
102.4
0
Casson to Edwards, no run, they're appealing for everything here, the ball spinning back into Edwards' non-defence, bobbling off his thigh to the keeper
102.3
0
Casson to Edwards, no run, driven out to mid-off
102.2
0
Casson to Edwards, no run, tossed up outside the off stump this time. Edwards is solid in defence once more
102.1
0
Casson to Edwards, no run, turning back into the right hander who defends solidly

Casson to continue. Final over of the match?

END OF OVER:
102 | (maiden) | WI: 376/9

  • Daren Powell1 (10b)
  • Fidel Edwards0 (0b)
  • Brett Lee24-3-102-1
  • Beau Casson23-2-82-3
101.6
0
Lee to Powell, no run, very close there, prodding forward meekly outside the off stump and nearly edging it. Beaten by a touch of swing
101.5
0
Lee to Powell, no run, angling into the right hander who's back into his crease and defending
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West Indies 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st64CH GayleXM Marshall
2nd95RR SarwanXM Marshall
3rd22S ChanderpaulXM Marshall
4th122S ChanderpaulDJ Bravo
5th0S ChanderpaulD Ramdin
6th42JE TaylorD Ramdin
7th6S ChattergoonJE Taylor
8th24S ChattergoonSJ Benn
9th0SJ BennDBL Powell
10th12DBL PowellFH Edwards