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Happy Gayle searches for swift finish

Chris Gayle has called on his bowlers to finish the job after they stunned Australia's top order during a frenetic opening to the third Test

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SM Katich
157(332) 14x4 - 0x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 61 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
5 10 20 33 29 14 29 16
PA Jaques
108(224) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 30 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
3 1 18 22 21 10 16 17

Best performances - Bowlers

MG Johnson
MG Johnson
O11.5
M3
R41
W4
Eco3.46
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JE Taylor
JE Taylor
O12
M2
R46
W3
Eco3.83
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

Player Of The Series

Series result

Australia won the 3-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.30

Match days

12,13,14,15,16 June 2008 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorecard Summary

AUSTRALIA 251(67.1 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

WEST INDIES 216(58.5 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

AUSTRALIA 439/5d(145 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

WEST INDIES 387(105.4 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

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
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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