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211dThe Bulletin by S Rajesh

Taylor hat-trick sinks Australia

An inspired performance by West Indies pulled the rug from under the Australians' feet, sending them spiralling to a ten-run defeat in a pulsating contest

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AC Gilchrist
92(120) 11x4 - 0x6
Control %69%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 29 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
4 22 2 24 16 5 10 9
RS Morton
90(103) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 28 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
4 7 7 0 14 20 27 11

Best performances - Bowlers

JE Taylor
JE Taylor
O10
M0
R49
W4
Eco4.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
IDR Bradshaw
O10
M0
R38
W2
Eco3.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

END OF OVER:
50 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 224/9 (11 runs required, RR: 4.48)

  • Glenn McGrath3 (3b)
  • Nathan Bracken3 (5b)
  • Jerome Taylor10-0-49-4
  • Dwayne Bravo6-0-33-1

They're all in celebration, those West Indians, jumping and whooping it up; here comes a hobbling Lara, beaming from cheek to cheek. Gayle is the one enjoying this the most, he's yelling out so that everyone from Nariman Point to Walkeshwar hears him! Fantastic scenes at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. The crowd has raised its decibal levels to a joyous din.

The match scenario, again - West Indies, defending champions, defeated Australia by 10 runs. Lara won the toss, decided to bat, and scored a fine 71 in a 137-run stand for the fifth wicket with Runako Morton, who remained unbeaten on 90 from 103 balls as West Indies made 234 for six.

In reply, Australia lost wickets at regular intervals up the order before Adam Gilchrist and Michael Clarke added 101 for the fifth wicket. Gilchrist had his eyes on another hundred, but was run out, while Clarke fell to another fine example of how to bowl a deadly slow ball at the death, courtesy Dwayne Bravo. That wicket sparked a dramatic collapse at the hands of Jerome Taylor, who became the first West Indian to sieze an ODI hat-trick. His victims: Hussey, Lee and Hogg. Taylor finished with 4 for 49.

Ricky Ponting, during the post-match conference, express his disappointment but looks ahead confidently at Australia's remaining two games.

Ramnaresh Sarwan, the West Indies' stand-in captain, singles out Lara and Morton for their partnership. He has words of gratitude to the all-round team effort, mentions the bowling of Bravo and Taylor. He admits he had some nerves, and laughs off the Gayle-Clarke tension we saw in the middle.

The Man-of-the-Match award goes to Morton for his unbeaten 90. He's a pleased man as well; mentions the difficulty of the pitch but glad he was able to bat throughout and stay there until the end.

That's all we have for you tonight. Hope you've enjoyed this match as much as I have. Its good night from me, Jamie Alter. Do join us for our live coverage of the next match of the Champions Trophy, between New Zealand and Sri Lanka on October 20 here in Mumbai. Cheers!

49.6
1
Taylor to McGrath, 1 run, full, played to midwicket but its all over here! The West Indies have won by 10 runs, what a remarkable win for them, stunned Australia here
49.5
1
Taylor to Bracken, 1 run, full outside off stump, again he gets an inside edge to leg gully, thats the match for West Indies
49.4
1
Taylor to McGrath, 1 run, full on off stump, worked to midwicket
49.3
1
Taylor to Bracken, 1 run, full outside off stump, Bracken slogs and gets an inside edge to leg gully

15 from four. Drum roll.....

49.2
1
Taylor to McGrath, 1 run, full outside off, he slogs that do deep square leg

Last man in: Glenn McGrath. 16 to win. Five balls left.

49.1
W
Taylor to Hogg, OUT, and he gets it, can you believe it?!? History is made at the Brabourne Stadium! Wow, wow, wow! Taylor will never be forgotten here in Mumbai! A full, fast delivery on the stumps, Hogg just walks across, looking to work that around the corner but the man makes zero contact and the ball castles into middle stump, he's gone and West Indies are one away from victory

GB Hogg b Taylor 10 (20m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90.90

Okay, take a deep breath. 16 to win. Two wickets left. West Indies in a huddle. Taylor on a hat-trick. No West Indian has ever taken on in ODI cricket.

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Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st12AC GilchristSR Watson
2nd5RT PontingAC Gilchrist
3rd27DR MartynAC Gilchrist
4th37AC GilchristA Symonds
5th101AC GilchristMJ Clarke
6th24MEK HusseyMJ Clarke
7th8GB HoggMEK Hussey
8th0GB HoggB Lee
9th5GB HoggNW Bracken
10th5GD McGrathNW Bracken

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS32140.529
WI32140.009
INDIA31220.482
ENG3122-1.044
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
SA32140.767
NZ32140.572
SL3122-0.195
PAK3122-1.107
Qualifying Group
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL33062.672
WI32140.404
BDESH31220.019
ZIM3030-2.927