Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    19.2 outside off, chased the ball away from his body, and a thick snick is pouched gratefully by the keeper 129/2
    12.5 big width outside off, cut off the back foot down to third man and Powell comes round and takes the catch 70/1
    21.1 and the change pays immediate dividends! The stands erupt and there are muted, relieved smiles from the players as he draws him forward and he steers an edge to Ramdin who takes a lowish catch at the third attempt 150/3
    22.1 Sarwan breaks through with his first ball, too! Clarke backs away to try to cut out to point, but takes a faint outside edge - though one which was obvious enough - and Ramdin snaps it up 152/4
    45.6 stays over the wicket, fires in full on off, Hussey goes for the big drive and picks out Findlay just inside long on, the fielder taking a good catch, jumping and with fingers upwards, palms showing 280/6
    43.5 got him this time! Symonds backs away once more, looking for the cut on a slightly slower one, instead the edge goes straight through to the keeper 265/5
    49.5 but Powell makes no mistake at deep backward square leg this time, the fielder coming round and having to reach away from his body with two hands at the last second 341/7
    49.6 Fletcher makes amends this time with a much tougher catch than the sitter he dropped two balls ago, Hopes lifting up the ball towards wide mid-on and Fletcher dives forward to take it at full stretch, this time to cheers 341/8
    not out
    7 (lb 3, nb 3, w 1)
    341/8 (50 Overs, RR: 6.82)
    Fall of wickets: 1-70 (Shane Watson, 12.5 ov), 2-129 (Shaun Marsh, 19.2 ov), 3-150 (Luke Ronchi, 21.1 ov), 4-152 (Michael Clarke, 22.1 ov), 5-265 (Andrew Symonds, 43.5 ov), 6-280 (Michael Hussey, 45.6 ov), 7-341 (David Hussey, 49.5 ov), 8-341 (James Hopes, 49.6 ov)
    FH Edwards908639.552210303
    DBL Powell1005005.00286000
    DJ Bravo1007417.40247210
    CH Gayle2033016.5033300
    NO Miller1003813.80352100
    RR Sarwan915736.33224200
    1.3 and Johnson does the job! It's on a good length and Gayle doesn't quite know whether to go back or forward, he gets a thick edge and Ronchi's great game continues as he dives to his left and takes a very good catch 6/1
    11.6 a huge appeal for one which looks straightforward enough and Umpire Ruaf doesn't need much time to adjudge that one was going on - to hit the leg stump according to Hawk-Eye 56/3
    5.4 excellent catch! Sarwan knows he has to get the runs flowing and drives on the up, but it's a slower ball and he doesn't quite time it, the ball looks like clearing James Hopes at mid off but he times his leap to perfection and snares it with both hands above his head 21/2
    20.3 super catch from Lee, Chanderpaul offers the skier, and Lee sets himself at long off to receive, palms upwards, and tumbles back with the momentum, but the ball pouched safely 92/4
    not out
    27.2 got him this time! David Hussey holds the catch in front of the stand, Bravo holing out at long on going for the golf tee off and not quite driving the distance 129/5
    28 on the legs, appeal for a stumping off a leg-side wide, Ronchi quick to take it. Fletcher very relaxed about it, but was his foot back in time? Doubtful... 131/6
    29.4 in the air and a great catch in the deep to remove Ramdin, Michael Hussey charging in from the rope to take a good catch tumbling forward, ending up in a diving position but with the ball safe in his hands 138/7
    35.6 got him! Johnson picks up his third wicket, bowling Powell comprehensively as the batsman tried to steer a straight one to midwicket, his bat at an awkward angle, and the ball ricocheted on to off stump from the pad 158/8
    39.4 outside off, cut hard to the covers and Watson picks up a straightforward catch 172/9
    39.5 turned off the legs, popped up straight to the leg side 172/10
    11 (lb 2, w 9)
    172 all out (39.5 Overs, RR: 4.31)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Chris Gayle, 1.3 ov), 2-21 (Ramnaresh Sarwan, 5.4 ov), 3-56 (Xavier Marshall, 11.6 ov), 4-92 (Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 20.3 ov), 5-129 (Dwayne Bravo, 27.2 ov), 6-131 (Andre Fletcher, 28 ov), 7-138 (Denesh Ramdin, 29.4 ov), 8-158 (Daren Powell, 35.6 ov), 9-172 (Nikita Miller, 39.4 ov), 10-172 (Fidel Edwards, 39.5 ov)
    B Lee904204.66356040
    MG Johnson7.512953.70324020
    NW Bracken501903.80151000
    SR Watson502314.60163000
    MJ Clarke603425.66162110
    A Symonds702323.28261020

Match Details


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


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

Match Notes

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West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

6CH GayleXM Marshall
15RR SarwanXM Marshall
35S ChanderpaulXM Marshall
36S ChanderpaulSE Findlay
37DJ BravoSE Findlay
2SE FindlayADS Fletcher
7D RamdinSE Findlay
20DBL PowellSE Findlay
14SE FindlayNO Miller
0FH EdwardsSE Findlay