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
12y
• Cricinfo staff

Unruly crowd upsets Ponting

Ricky Ponting has condemned the crowd behaviour in St Vincent that delayed the end of the opening one-day international by ten minutes

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Scorecard summary
Australia273/8(50 overs)
Shaun Marsh81 (97)
Brad Haddin50 (52)
West Indies189/10(39.5 overs)
Daren Sammy33 (35)
Dwayne Bravo33 (37)
Brett Lee2/37(9)

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 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

end of over 3811 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 180/8CRR: 4.73 RRR: 7.83 • Need 94 from 12 overs
Daren Sammy32 (32)
Sulieman Benn0 (0)
Nathan Bracken5-0-28-2
Brett Lee8-1-31-2
37.6
2
Bracken to Sammy, 2 runs

outside off, cut hard to deep point and they chase back for two

Six and out, as it were

37.5
W
Bracken to Taylor, OUT

slower ball, and the batsman's all mixed up there, looking to play it out to the leg side but his leading edge pops up towards gully, Haddin calls it and carries on over to collect with two hands

Jerome Taylor c †Haddin b Bracken 11 (11m 10b 0x4 1x6) SR: 110

That's been clocked at 101 metres, incidentally

37.4
6
Bracken to Taylor, SIX runs

comes wider and round the wicket now, just drags it short and Taylor's not shy of having a big swing - snding the ball between midwicket and mid on; great strike, very clean

37.3
1
Bracken to Sammy, 1 run

forced across him again, and it's played out to backward point

37.2
1
Bracken to Taylor, 1 run

slower one, pushed down off, defended it out

37.1
1
Bracken to Sammy, 1 run

over the wicket, pushed out behind point

Bracken now

end of over 375 runs
WI: 169/7CRR: 4.56 RRR: 8.08 • Need 105 from 13 overs
Jerome Taylor4 (7)
Daren Sammy28 (29)
Brett Lee8-1-31-2
Shane Watson3-0-18-1

The game has an air of inevitability about it

36.6
Lee to Taylor, no run

fired this one through and just to say over the stumps, great ball to end the over

36.5
2
Lee to Taylor, 2 runs

down the legs and helped on its way with a reach round, forcing the ball down to fine leg

36.4
Lee to Taylor, no run

outside off, pushed to the covers

Best performances - batsmen
Player portrait, Shaun Marsh
SE Marsh
81 runs (97)
7 fours
1 six
Control92%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
22 runs
3 fours
0 six
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Brad Haddin player pic
BJ Haddin
50 runs (52)
4 fours
1 six
Control81%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
15 runs
1 four
1 six
347837125
Best performances - bowlers
Nathan Bracken, player portrait
NW Bracken
O
5.5
M
0
R
31
W
4
ECO
5.31
Brett Lee player pic
B Lee
O
9
M
1
R
37
W
2
ECO
4.11
Match details
Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown, St Vincent
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
SeriesAustralia tour of West Indies
Season2008
Player Of The Match
Shaun Marsh
Shaun Marsh
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 2713
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 days24 June 2008 - day(50-over match)
ODI debut
Andre Fletcher
Andre Fletcher
Shaun Marsh
Shaun Marsh
Umpires
Pakistan Image
Asad Rauf
West Indies Image
Billy Doctrove
TV Umpire
West Indies Image
Clyde Duncan
Reserve Umpire
West Indies Image
Goaland Greaves
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Roshan Mahanama