flicked off the legs once more
And that's it, Ponting has called it off with five overs to spare and it's the first drawn Test between these two sides since April 1995. An emotional moment for MacGill who finishes his last Test having bowled well today without taking a wicket. He ends with 209 Test wickets and takes a stump as a souvenir. Now Chanderpaul comes off the pitch, raising his bat as the players form a line to congratulate him on his excellent performance in saving this match, and Sarwan must take some credit also.
A draw is a fair result after Australia were handed the advantage yesterday under a cloud of some questionable umpiring decisions. So, Australia retain the Frank Worrell trophy, but a fighting West Indies will have something to aim for in the third and final Test - victory there would help them level the series. We know that Australia will have at least one change there, with MacGill bowing out, but do join us next week on June 12 to find out what happens in the last game of this interesting series.
Here's Ricky Ponting. "We lost a little bit of time in the game but we had the opportunity today to win the Test match. The partnership [between Sarwan and Chanderpaul] was probably the difference between us winning and the draw, so well done to them."
On Brett Lee, he says: "His spell this morning with the new ball gave us a chance today. I'm, happy with the way our bowlers stuck at it. For our batters to go out yesterday afternoon and set things up was good."
Here's Ramnaresh Sarwan. "Our focus was to take every session as it is. All in all we just wanted to be positive throughout the day." He admits it's very hard to put into words how important Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been for them. "Over the past three years he has been showing his consistency."
Chanderpaul is the Man of the Match. "We had a plan batting session by session," says Chanderpaul. "Play nothing too rash and try to stay as long as possible out there." And when he's asked if he will be fit for the final Test having shown some discomfort, he answers: "Yeah I hope so, just a little bit of strain in the calf. Should be all right for the next game."
In the meantime, many thanks indeed for joining me Jenny Roesler and Brydon Coverdale, and we look forward to bringing you the third match from Barbados soon.
round the wicket now, in line with leg, and wristed away behind square
no need to play this one, the angle too wide across the batsman to prompt a shot
banged past the batsman this time
Two slips in, the lights have come on
over the wicket, the ball doesn't get up very much, and the batsman is stout in barn-dooring down off the back foot
on the legs, turned out to midwicket
Six overs remaining as this Test is firmly on course for a draw
full delivery on the toes, pushed out towards mid on
a threatening ball comes in in line with off, but it's sturdily dug out
tucked off the legs out in front of square
overpitches on the legs and there's an on drive out through deep midwicket
some zip outside off and some movement away from the left-handed Chanderpaul who, once he commites to leaving the ball, tucks the bat right in away from danger
overpitches outside off and Ramdin makes no mistake, with a firm drive out through to deep cover, Lee chases it down hard
pushed across the right hander with a hint of lift and a tight angle, the batsman defends back down off the back foot
driven out on the front foot to the short cover region
over the wicket now and Johnson finds some spring as he flings past the right hander who lets it go
defended down off the back foot
So, eight overs left and with every wicketless ball, West Indies will be happier
pushed down the channel, the batsman shouldering arms
nipped off the seam back in to the batsman who shouldered arms