4th Test, St John's, May 9-13 2003, Australia tour of West Indies
240 & 417
(128.5 ov, target 418)
240 & 418/7
West Indies won by 3 wickets
Player Of The Match
WI 2nd Innings
Full commentary

Amazing scenes at St John's. Crowd delirious. This will do a world of good to West Indies cricket.

Test match history has been created here - West Indies erases the record India held against them, they now hold the record for the biggest successful run chase ever in Test cricket

This is indeed the time to savour the joy of Test cricket. This is indeed a historic Test match. Everyone must thanks the curator for preparing such a wonderful pitch that provided the ideal setting for a truly great Test match.

And for the people who say Test cricket is dull and boring, here is the answer for you!

You can go through the scorecard and the comms - over and over till you start believing that Test match can provide such boundless joy if played on a true surface.West Indies started the final day on 371/6, needing 47 runs to make

West Indies started the final day on 371/6, needing 47 runs to make it to a historic Test win.

The tension was a bit too much, everyone tried to put up a brave face, both the teams knew that history beckoned them. Just the one run was scored in three overs this morning, and then Brett Lee removed Chanderpaul (104) caught behind. West Indies were 372/7 at that stage, and Australia were in with a real chance then Waugh attacked with Gillespie and Lee initially, and then he turned to Stuart MacGill, and that was to prove extremely costly.

Vasbert Drakes smacked a huge six over long to release some pressure as West Indies marched towards a victory.

The presentation ceremony is on.

Man of the Match: Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Man of the Series: Ricky Ponting

All credit to Omari Banks and Vasbert Drakes, they stuck to their task, never failed to make full use of an opportunity to score runs. Banks in particular should be commended for playing a remarkable Test innings.

For someone who is so young and inexperienced to stay there till the end and remain unbeaten on a memorable 47* is indeed a great achievement.

Drakes too played his part so well - remaining unbeaten on 27. The two added unbeaten 46 runs for the eighth wicket partnership. One could go on and on, raving about the sheer quality of cricket in this Test match. Australia really deserved to win the Test series.

They are the best team in the world at this moment by a fair margin from the other Test playing nations.

It has been a wonderful Test match at St John's. We hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did.

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MacGill to Drakes, FOUR runs
INCREDIBLE! West Indies wins!!! Long hop from MacGill, Drakes cuts it away for four.
MacGill to Drakes, no run
flat and quick, forward in defence
MacGill to Banks, 1 run
full-toss! would you believe that? Driven wide of long on, McGrath fields
MacGill to Banks, no run
big shout for lbw, not out
MacGill to Banks, FOUR runs
dear-oh-dear! The customary full toss from MacGill, Banks gets a faint edge and the ball races down to fine leg for four

MacGill to continue, this could be risky