result
1st ODI, Kingstown, Jun 24 2008, Australia tour of West Indies
(39.5/50 ov, target 274)189
Australia won by 84 runs
player of the match
Shaun Marsh
Australia

So, Australia complete a convincing victory, by 84 runs. Their total always looked daunting in the conditions and indeed West Indies fell away, although they gave their best in patches.

Chris Gayle's being interviewed now and he swears to "bounce back". Here's Ricky Ponting. "Shaun Marsh on his debut game played a beautiful innings. I thought we were a bit sloppy in the field. We expect the younger guys to come in and have some success straight away. It was great to see Shaun out there and looked in good control and he's earned the Man of the Match award today."

Marsh accepts his award. "I probably should have [got the hundred]. It's fantastic to be here. To go well was really good, to get the win was even better. I'm just enjoying every minute of it. To be part of this team is amazing, I'm loving every minute."

Thanks for joining us today and do tune in tomorrow for England's latest ODI with New Zealand and come back later in the week for the next game in this series. Until then, it's goodbye.

39.5
W
Bracken to Benn, OUT

and that's it! It's all over, Clarke runs round from long on to take the catch as the batsman attempted to drive right over for the six

Sulieman Benn c Clarke b Bracken 7 (9m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 116.66
39.4
2
Bracken to Benn, 2 runs

backs away and gives himself plenty of room to drive hard through the covers

39.3
1
Bracken to Edwards, 1 run

overpitched and driven hard through mid on, cracking shot

There was a delay of about ten minutes there, by the way, while the outfield was sorted out

39.2
Bracken to Edwards, no run

on the legs, looks to turn it away but it is too late

Oh no, there's some rain in the air. This will never do - it's helpful to nobody. The crowd are annoyed with the whole situation and are throwing cans around and on to the pitch. The third umpire comes round to have a word with the groundstaff. It's not clear what they're protesting at - although it's likely to be the fact that Sammy was waiting on the boundary edge, unhappy with being given out.

39.1
W
Bracken to Sammy, OUT

bowled him - although he needed confirmation from the umpire as to whether it came off Haddin's pads or the stumps, both as it happened - Sammy swishing at the air

Daren Sammy b Bracken 33 (59m 35b 2x4 0x6) SR: 94.28

Some spectators are leaving already - they think it's a fait accompli

end of over 396 runs
WI: 186/8CRR: 4.76 RRR: 8.00 • Need 88 runs from 11 overs
Sulieman Benn5 (4)
Daren Sammy33 (34)
Brett Lee9-1-37-2
Nathan Bracken5-0-28-2
38.6
4
Lee to Benn, FOUR runs

banged it in short, goes for the pull, takes his eyes right off it but a thick edge flies hard and above Haddin and goes on its merry way

38.5
1
Lee to Sammy, 1 run

outside off, pulled round

38.4
Lee to Sammy, no run

defended on the front foot

38.3
1
Lee to Benn, 1 run

some width outside off, the batsman weaves back and opens the face to run it down to third man

Lee, who's staying over, raises his eyebrows at him

38.2
Lee to Benn, no run

ouch, takes one on the chest now as he had nowhere to go in defence

"Bob and weave time for Big Benn," notes Tony Cozier. We like

38.1
Lee to Benn, no run

Lees come in all hostile, trying to finish things off, slamming in the bouncer and he ducks