Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

A Symonds
66(80) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 17 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
13 3 10 2 10 5 14 9
L Ronchi
L Ronchi
64(28) 5x4 - 6x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 26 runs
  • 2x4 - 3x6
0 1 4 4 4 28 15 8

Best performances - Bowlers

MG Johnson
MG Johnson
O7.5
M1
R29
W5
Eco3.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RR Sarwan
O9
M1
R57
W3
Eco6.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Australia won the 5-match series 5-0

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

6 July 2008 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Johnson finishes with a five-for, his second in ODIs, as Australia complete a 5-0 whitewash, only the third time that's happened to West Indies on home soil. And the sealing win was emphatic - by 169 runs.

Check out Brydon Coverdale's bulletin for a comprehensive summary of the day's action (shoud save you reading back through the text commentary, at least).

The presentation now. Here's Chris Gayle, who gets some cheers and applause. How much did Friday's match take out of the team? "First of all, congratulations to Clarkey and Australia for winning. Yes, Friday, a close loss can affect you mentally.

"We need to work on our mental aspect of the game [as well as the physical side]," he admits. "Nikita Miller bowled very well, Shawn Findlay batted really well."

Now Michael Clarke, the winning captain. "Full credit goes to the whole Australian team. Our goal was to come over to the Caribbean and win 5-0 in the one-day series and we've done that.

"It's great for Australian cricket. We have a lot of depth back at home," he says, with a nod to those replacement players - such as Luke Ronchi - who have stepped in and stepped up well.

"I think I achieved what the captain asked. He wanted us to come home having won 5-0," Clarke says of Ricky Ponting, who has already flown home to have treatment on his wrist. And if they had have lost? "I don't think he would have let me back in the country!"

The Man of the Match is Ronchi for his fast fifty. "It's good fun. It's the way I play cricket at home, that was the job I was given today - to go and make the most of the Powerplays." And the ground? "It's a lot like the WACA - short and straight - and Dave Huss did much the same. Hads it still the No 1, if I get to tour again it would be fantastic, but I will just have to see what happens."

The Player of the Series is Shane Watson, not bad given that he wasn't in the squad originally. "It's a lot of fun. Just to be here initially was a bit of a shock. I've had a lot of fun, here. To be back in the Australian group has been a lot of fun." Guess he's had a lot of fun. "Like anything you've got to make the most of the opportunities you do get. Everything's going great. It's been a pretty amazing three or four months now. It's been a lot of fun."

So then, Australia have won the series convincingly. They weren't always at their best, but in some ways they didn't have to be. West Indies have a lot of thinking and a lot of work to be done in the next few months prior to the Champions Trophy in Pakistan in September. They head to Canada next while Australia return home for their next commitments which will be the Top End series against Bangladesh beginning late August.

Many thanks for joining us throughout Australia's entire tour of the Caribbean and we look forward to bringing you some more cricket soon. Don't forget to join us for England's Test series against South Africa which kicks off at Lord's this week. Until next time, it's goodbye from me Jenny Roesler and Brydon Coverdale.

39.5
W
Johnson to Edwards, OUT, turned off the legs, popped up straight to the leg side

FH Edwards c Hopes b Johnson 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

39.4
W
Johnson to Miller, OUT, outside off, cut hard to the covers and Watson picks up a straightforward catch

NO Miller c Watson b Johnson 8 (15m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

39.3
4
Johnson to Miller, FOUR runs, outside off, driven hard through the covers and the ball runs away through the off side
39.2
0
Johnson to Miller, no run, angled in again, landing it on a dime, the batsman can only defend down off the back foot

Two slips now - they're closing in

39.1
0
Johnson to Miller, no run, angled in on the front foot, pushed out to the covers

END OF OVER:
39 | 5 Runs | WI: 168/8 (174 runs required from 10.1 overs, RR: 4.30, RRR: 15.81)

  • Shawn Findlay59 (74b)
  • Nikita Miller4 (7b)
  • Brett Lee9-0-42-0
  • Mitchell Johnson7-1-25-3
38.6
4
Lee to Findlay, FOUR runs, outside off, cut hard off the back foot through third man
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West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st6CH GayleXM Marshall
2nd15RR SarwanXM Marshall
3rd35S ChanderpaulXM Marshall
4th36S ChanderpaulSE Findlay
5th37DJ BravoSE Findlay
6th2SE FindlayADS Fletcher
7th7D RamdinSE Findlay
8th20DBL PowellSE Findlay
9th14SE FindlayNO Miller
10th0FH EdwardsSE Findlay