Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    10.2 oh and Jaques has gone! Looking to repeat the previous shot, a pull, but he didn't get hold of it and the ball comes off the top of his bat and goes high and towards fine leg. Heart in mouth stuff from Ramdin there as he chases a good 20 metres and then reaches out in front of him to pouch it, a loud call as Edwards was coming round from long leg 46/1
    29.1 and it works a charm, does the change! Edwards steams in and hustles Katich with a bouncer which rears onto him, getting him late onto the pull shot, the top-edge spirals into the air over Ramdin, three men give chase but Gayle from first slip calls for it and does excellently to take it down near the ropes, he seems to have hurt himself in the process but that's a neat catch to give Windies a fifth wicket 111/5
    16.1 big shout and he's gone! Ponting has been trapped in front, Taylor hitting the pitch just in line with off, it nipped back and would have crashed into leg stump and the batsman is on his way 75/2
    22.3 banged down leg and Hussey goes for the hook but Powell takes a fine catch in the deep at backward square leg. Hussey thought he had controlled it yet Powell reaches out and manages to stop, gymnast-like, just when the momentum looked like carrying him over 96/3
    22.6 second wicket of the over! Clarke goes to a really good delivery which had him reaching away from his body as it pitched outside off and moved wider and a thick enough snick deviates on to the keeper 96/4
    52.3 gone this time! Symonds looks to attack with a flourishing drive which goes uppishly out to the covers where Chattergoon takes a handy catch 213/7
    48.4 there's the breakthrough shortly before tea, Haddin chooses the wrong time to play a horizontal shot to one fired in on middle and leg, he misses, ball hits the pads, the question is asked and the umpire reckons it would have taken out middle stump 198/6
    63.1 that's what Edwards was looking for, a good inswinger right on line, Casson can't get bat on this one and it hits him on the front pad in line, Aleem Dar raises the finger and Casson is gone 244/8
    not out
    64.6 great ball, an awkward one for a lower-order player like Johnson. Taylor squeezed him up with a shortish ball aimed at the ribs, Johnson tried to work it to square leg but a leading edge flew to Benn in the gully. 245/9
    67.1 great ball! Inswinger takes Clark's off stump out of the ground and that's Australia's innings over 251/10
    36 (lb 7, nb 8, w 21)
    251 all out (67.1 Overs, RR: 3.73, 318 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-46 (Phil Jaques, 10.2 ov), 2-75 (Ricky Ponting, 16.1 ov), 3-96 (Michael Hussey, 22.3 ov), 4-96 (Michael Clarke, 22.6 ov), 5-111 (Simon Katich, 29.1 ov), 6-198 (Brad Haddin, 48.4 ov), 7-213 (Andrew Symonds, 52.3 ov), 8-244 (Beau Casson, 63.1 ov), 9-245 (Mitchell Johnson, 64.6 ov), 10-251 (Stuart Clark, 67.1 ov)
    DBL Powell1154303.9000
    FH Edwards16.135533.4032
    JE Taylor1224633.8320
    CH Gayle72600.8500
    DJ Bravo1556134.0606
    SJ Benn603315.5000
    4.2 great catch from Beau Casson! Lee angled a half-volley across Gayle, he drives hard and in the air, Casson at mid off has to dive away to his right, clutching a very tough chance with both hands. What a catch from a man on debut, and what a huge wicket for Australia 26/2
    2.5 and there's the breakthrough! Lee had been swinging it in to Chattergoon, now he pushes a straighter one across the left-hander on a good length, he drives at it and gets a thin edge through to Haddin 11/1
    11.1 well held, Hussey! Clark gets into the action, serving up on a length and forcing Sarwan to square-drive on the up when not to the pitch and the failure to keep it down results in a super athletic catch at backward point, Hussey flinging himself to pluck that to his right 64/3
    25.1 and Symonds makes the breakthrough! Right on line and forcing Marshall to play, he tries to work it through the leg side but clips it straight to Casson at midwicket. 108/4
    not out
    44.3 and Johnson gets a much-needed wicket! It's a leg-side catch behind, Johnson gave Bravo one on his hips and an attempted glance ran through to Haddin. Mark Benson raises the finger for this one, more confident that it had hit the bat than for a similar one when Symonds was batting yesterday 168/5
    48.1 magnificent catch! Johnson angles it across Ramdin, who tries to guide it down between slips and gully. The ball bounced a bit more than Ramdin expected and he battled to keep it down, Clarke at gully dived forward and to his left to snare a super catch 188/6
    49.6 full pitch from Clarke, Taylor has clipped it off his toes straight to midwicket, where Katich does not make the same mistake twice in two overs. Easy catch, poor shot, and West Indies' tail is crumbling 189/7
    52.5 finally Johnson gets some more reward. Probes outside off and Benn tries to drive off the back foot and gets a thin edge through the Haddin, who doesn't make a mistake. 195/8
    53.5 and he goes pulling another short ball that goes down the stumps, there's the thinnest of sounds and it appears ball brushed glove through to Haddin behind the stumps 204/9
    58.5 and it works first ball, swinging it into Edwards, who plays a loose drive and the thick outside-edge is snapped up by Ponting at second slip rather easily 216/10
    15 (lb 7, nb 8)
    216 all out (58.5 Overs, RR: 3.67, 287 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Sewnarine Chattergoon, 2.5 ov), 2-26 (Chris Gayle, 4.2 ov), 3-64 (Ramnaresh Sarwan, 11.1 ov), 4-108 (Xavier Marshall, 25.1 ov), 5-168 (Dwayne Bravo, 44.3 ov), 6-188 (Denesh Ramdin, 48.1 ov), 7-189 (Jerome Taylor, 49.6 ov), 8-195 (Sulieman Benn, 52.5 ov), 9-204 (Daren Powell, 53.5 ov), 10-216 (Fidel Edwards, 58.5 ov)
    B Lee1526434.2605
    SR Clark1544112.7301
    MG Johnson11.534143.4602
    A Symonds841712.1200
    B Casson714306.1400
    MJ Clarke20311.5000
    72.3 the breakthrough! At last! Jaques flashes at a wide one away from the body, gets a thick snick which Ramdin takes to his left at waist height. West Indies erupt with happiness - it was a long time coming 223/1
    117.1 And there's a wicket for Benn. Flighted outside off, Katich drives in the air straight to short cover and the substitute Sammy takes a simple catch. Not surprisingly given the match situation West Indies' celebrations are subdued, but it's well deserved for Benn 358/4
    94.3 short outside off, Ponting gets hold of that one well, pulls it - but straight to the fielder at midwicket, a hard and sharp chance snapped low and well by Morton 299/2
    109.3 got him! Delight for Benn as Hussey pops up to an edge to leg slip and Bravo takes a straightforward catch 330/3
    not out
    119.2 and another one for Benn! He tosses it up outside off, tempting Symonds into a big cover-drive but it's in the air and straight to Chanderpaul at cover. Easy catch, well bowled from Benn. 360/5
    not out
    22 (b 5, lb 2, nb 5, w 5, pen 5)
    439/5d (145 Overs, RR: 3.02, 605 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-223 (Phil Jaques, 72.3 ov), 2-299 (Ricky Ponting, 94.3 ov), 3-330 (Michael Hussey, 109.3 ov), 4-358 (Simon Katich, 117.1 ov), 5-360 (Andrew Symonds, 119.2 ov)
    DBL Powell1664012.5010
    FH Edwards1435213.7112
    JE Taylor2236402.9001
    CH Gayle1634502.8100
    SJ Benn47715433.2700
    DJ Bravo2346302.7312
    XM Marshall22000.0000
    RR Sarwan50901.8020
    15.3 silly shot and Clark gets stuck in, much to his pleasure after the earlier drop! Gayle gets up on one leg again and tries to flick the ball across the line, but its short and not on for that shot and it goes straight to Lee at mid-on, who takes it easily and breaks into a jig 64/1
    44.1 there's Casson's first wicket in Tests, and what a time to get in! Its flighted up and bounces from just outside leg stump, Marshall gets back in his crease and tries to nudge it around the corner but the ball goes off bat and onto his hip before Jaques, fielding under the helmet at short leg, dives superbly to his right to pluck the catch one-handed and very low to the ground 181/3
    35.5 Clarke does the job! Quicker ball, curves in towards the stumps, pitches in line and straightens, Sarwan is back in the crease and somehow misses it, he's dead in front and that is as plumb as they come 159/2
    83.3 got him! Clark's removed Chanderpaul, trapped in front to a quick, straight ball on middle-and-leg. Perhaps a touch high, but the decision's been made 303/5
    82.6 and he's gone! Full delivery from Casson, Bravo pushed forward tentatively and the ball went straight into the hands of Jaques at silly point 303/4
    93.3 got him, trapping him in line with middle and leg, the ball not getting up much as he tries to play around it, pushing it to midwicket and falling away 345/6
    94.2 but he's gone this time! Johnson angles it across him and he's tempted to fish at it, taking the outside edge through to Haddin who's roaring almost before he's taken it 351/7
    99.3 gone! Not the best of shots, flaying at this wider delivery, and he gets a thin edge through to the wicketkeeper 375/8
    100.5 gone! Another huge swing but he's beaten by the spin, skying it to Hussey who runs around from cover to take a fairly simple catch 375/9
    105.4 gone! A flashing drive outside off, the ball flying to Haddin's right 387/10
    not out
    38 (b 10, lb 8, nb 12, w 8)
    387 all out (105.4 Overs, RR: 3.66, 477 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-64 (Chris Gayle, 15.3 ov), 2-159 (Ramnaresh Sarwan, 35.5 ov), 3-181 (Xavier Marshall, 44.1 ov), 4-303 (Dwayne Bravo, 82.6 ov), 5-303 (Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 83.3 ov), 6-345 (Denesh Ramdin, 93.3 ov), 7-351 (Jerome Taylor, 94.2 ov), 8-375 (Sewnarine Chattergoon, 99.3 ov), 9-375 (Sulieman Benn, 100.5 ov), 10-387 (Daren Powell, 105.4 ov)
    B Lee25.4310924.2438
    SR Clark2485832.4100
    MG Johnson1207216.0014
    B Casson2538633.4400
    MJ Clarke1713812.2300
    A Symonds20603.0000

Match Details


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


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

Close of Play

  • Thu, 12 Jun - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 226/7 (B Casson 6*, B Lee 7*, 56.4 ov)
  • Fri, 13 Jun - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 35/0 (PA Jaques 13*, SM Katich 17*, 14 ov)
  • Sat, 14 Jun - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 330/3 (SM Katich 148*, MJ Clarke 0*, 112 ov)
  • Sun, 15 Jun - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 235/3 (S Chanderpaul 27*, DJ Bravo 30*, 59 ov)
  • Mon, 16 Jun - day 5 - West Indies 2nd innings 387 (105.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • A mountain too high

    Two hundreds would have been preferable, but there were none, and for all the brave effort in getting as close as 87 runs, 475 was always going to be out of reach for West Indies. By Tony Cozier

  • Gayle will miss Twenty20 international

    Chris Gayle will be rested from Friday's Twenty20 match against Australia to help his recovery from a nagging groin injury

  • Promising Marshall needs more exposure

    Tony Cozier on why Xavier Marshall, despite his 85 against Australia, needs more opportunities at the international level

  • Casson and Clark seal series win

    Beau Casson fought off some harsh treatment from Dwayne Bravo to help Australia grind their way to an 87-run win in Barbados to secure a 2-0 series victory

  • Gayle happy with mature approach

    Chris Gayle, the West Indies captain, believes a more mature outlook from his developing squad was responsible for their competitive efforts against Australia over the past three Tests

West Indies 4th innings Partnerships

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