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3rd Test, Bridgetown, June 12 - 16, 2008, Australia tour of West Indies
251 & 439/5d
(T:475) 216 & 387

Australia won by 87 runs

Player Of The Match
36 & 157
Player Of The Series
442 runs
Australia 1st Innings
West Indies 1st Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
West Indies 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Australia 1st Innings 
c †Ramdin b Taylor3135454188.57
c Gayle b Edwards36721295050.00
lbw b Taylor1821310285.71
c Powell b Bravo1225220148.00
c †Ramdin b Bravo033000.00
c Chattergoon b Bravo52841415161.90
lbw b Benn3266916048.48
lbw b Edwards1044781022.72
not out 2346723150.00
c Benn b Taylor088000.00
b Edwards1790014.28
Extras(lb 7, nb 8, w 21)36
TOTAL67.1 Ov (RR: 3.73, 318 Mins)251
Fall of wickets: 1-46 (Phil Jaques, 10.2 ov), 2-75 (Ricky Ponting, 16.1 ov), 3-96 (Michael Hussey, 22.3 ov), 4-96 (Michael Clarke, 22.6 ov), 5-111 (Simon Katich, 29.1 ov), 6-198 (Brad Haddin, 48.4 ov), 7-213 (Andrew Symonds, 52.3 ov), 8-244 (Beau Casson, 63.1 ov), 9-245 (Mitchell Johnson, 64.6 ov), 10-251 (Stuart Clark, 67.1 ov)
29.1 to SM Katich, and it works a charm, does the change! Edwards steams in and hustles Katich with a bouncer which rears onto him, getting him late onto the pull shot, the top-edge spirals into the air over Ramdin, three men give chase but Gayle from first slip calls for it and does excellently to take it down near the ropes, he seems to have hurt himself in the process but that's a neat catch to give Windies a fifth wicket. 111/5
63.1 to B Casson, that's what Edwards was looking for, a good inswinger right on line, Casson can't get bat on this one and it hits him on the front pad in line, Aleem Dar raises the finger and Casson is gone. 244/8
67.1 to SR Clark, great ball! Inswinger takes Clark's off stump out of the ground and that's Australia's innings over. 251/10
10.2 to PA Jaques, oh and Jaques has gone! Looking to repeat the previous shot, a pull, but he didn't get hold of it and the ball comes off the top of his bat and goes high and towards fine leg. Heart in mouth stuff from Ramdin there as he chases a good 20 metres and then reaches out in front of him to pouch it, a loud call as Edwards was coming round from long leg. 46/1
16.1 to RT Ponting, big shout and he's gone! Ponting has been trapped in front, Taylor hitting the pitch just in line with off, it nipped back and would have crashed into leg stump and the batsman is on his way. 75/2
64.6 to MG Johnson, great ball, an awkward one for a lower-order player like Johnson. Taylor squeezed him up with a shortish ball aimed at the ribs, Johnson tried to work it to square leg but a leading edge flew to Benn in the gully.. 245/9
22.3 to MEK Hussey, banged down leg and Hussey goes for the hook but Powell takes a fine catch in the deep at backward square leg. Hussey thought he had controlled it yet Powell reaches out and manages to stop, gymnast-like, just when the momentum looked like carrying him over. 96/3
22.6 to MJ Clarke, second wicket of the over! Clarke goes to a really good delivery which had him reaching away from his body as it pitched outside off and moved wider and a thick enough snick deviates on to the keeper. 96/4
52.3 to A Symonds, gone this time! Symonds looks to attack with a flourishing drive which goes uppishly out to the covers where Chattergoon takes a handy catch. 213/7
48.4 to BJ Haddin, there's the breakthrough shortly before tea, Haddin chooses the wrong time to play a horizontal shot to one fired in on middle and leg, he misses, ball hits the pads, the question is asked and the umpire reckons it would have taken out middle stump. 198/6
West Indies 1st Innings 
c Casson b Lee14142330100.00
c †Haddin b Lee610131060.00
c Hussey b Clark2025462180.00
c Casson b Symonds39611026063.93
not out 7914222612155.63
c †Haddin b Johnson2957864150.87
c Clarke b Johnson11216008.33
c Katich b Clarke097000.00
c †Haddin b Johnson314140021.42
c †Haddin b Lee96620150.00
c Ponting b Johnson11126009.09
Extras(lb 7, nb 8)15
TOTAL58.5 Ov (RR: 3.67, 287 Mins)216
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Sewnarine Chattergoon, 2.5 ov), 2-26 (Chris Gayle, 4.2 ov), 3-64 (Ramnaresh Sarwan, 11.1 ov), 4-108 (Xavier Marshall, 25.1 ov), 5-168 (Dwayne Bravo, 44.3 ov), 6-188 (Denesh Ramdin, 48.1 ov), 7-189 (Jerome Taylor, 49.6 ov), 8-195 (Sulieman Benn, 52.5 ov), 9-204 (Daren Powell, 53.5 ov), 10-216 (Fidel Edwards, 58.5 ov)
2.5 to S Chattergoon, and there's the breakthrough! Lee had been swinging it in to Chattergoon, now he pushes a straighter one across the left-hander on a good length, he drives at it and gets a thin edge through to Haddin. 11/1
4.2 to CH Gayle, great catch from Beau Casson! Lee angled a half-volley across Gayle, he drives hard and in the air, Casson at mid off has to dive away to his right, clutching a very tough chance with both hands. What a catch from a man on debut, and what a huge wicket for Australia. 26/2
53.5 to DBL Powell, and he goes pulling another short ball that goes down the stumps, there's the thinnest of sounds and it appears ball brushed glove through to Haddin behind the stumps. 204/9
11.1 to RR Sarwan, well held, Hussey! Clark gets into the action, serving up on a length and forcing Sarwan to square-drive on the up when not to the pitch and the failure to keep it down results in a super athletic catch at backward point, Hussey flinging himself to pluck that to his right. 64/3
44.3 to DJ Bravo, and Johnson gets a much-needed wicket! It's a leg-side catch behind, Johnson gave Bravo one on his hips and an attempted glance ran through to Haddin. Mark Benson raises the finger for this one, more confident that it had hit the bat than for a similar one when Symonds was batting yesterday. 168/5
48.1 to D Ramdin, magnificent catch! Johnson angles it across Ramdin, who tries to guide it down between slips and gully. The ball bounced a bit more than Ramdin expected and he battled to keep it down, Clarke at gully dived forward and to his left to snare a super catch. 188/6
52.5 to SJ Benn, finally Johnson gets some more reward. Probes outside off and Benn tries to drive off the back foot and gets a thin edge through the Haddin, who doesn't make a mistake.. 195/8
58.5 to FH Edwards, and it works first ball, swinging it into Edwards, who plays a loose drive and the thick outside-edge is snapped up by Ponting at second slip rather easily. 216/10
25.1 to XM Marshall, and Symonds makes the breakthrough! Right on line and forcing Marshall to play, he tries to work it through the leg side but clips it straight to Casson at midwicket.. 108/4
49.6 to JE Taylor, full pitch from Clarke, Taylor has clipped it off his toes straight to midwicket, where Katich does not make the same mistake twice in two overs. Easy catch, poor shot, and West Indies' tail is crumbling. 189/7
Australia 2nd Innings 
c †Ramdin b Edwards1082243039048.21
c sub (DJG Sammy) b Benn15733248814047.28
c sub (RS Morton) b Powell3972942154.16
c Bravo b Benn1848592037.50
not out 481071456044.85
c Chanderpaul b Benn2980022.22
not out 45831075154.21
Extras(b 5, lb 2, nb 5, w 5, pen 5)22
TOTAL145 Ov (RR: 3.02, 605 Mins)439/5d
Fall of wickets: 1-223 (Phil Jaques, 72.3 ov), 2-299 (Ricky Ponting, 94.3 ov), 3-330 (Michael Hussey, 109.3 ov), 4-358 (Simon Katich, 117.1 ov), 5-360 (Andrew Symonds, 119.2 ov)
94.3 to RT Ponting, short outside off, Ponting gets hold of that one well, pulls it - but straight to the fielder at midwicket, a hard and sharp chance snapped low and well by Morton. 299/2
72.3 to PA Jaques, the breakthrough! At last! Jaques flashes at a wide one away from the body, gets a thick snick which Ramdin takes to his left at waist height. West Indies erupt with happiness - it was a long time coming. 223/1
109.3 to MEK Hussey, got him! Delight for Benn as Hussey pops up to an edge to leg slip and Bravo takes a straightforward catch. 330/3
117.1 to SM Katich, And there's a wicket for Benn. Flighted outside off, Katich drives in the air straight to short cover and the substitute Sammy takes a simple catch. Not surprisingly given the match situation West Indies' celebrations are subdued, but it's well deserved for Benn. 358/4
119.2 to A Symonds, and another one for Benn! He tosses it up outside off, tempting Symonds into a big cover-drive but it's in the air and straight to Chanderpaul at cover. Easy catch, well bowled from Benn.. 360/5
West Indies 2nd Innings (T: 475 runs)
c Lee b Clark2645744057.77
c Jaques b Casson8514619812158.21
lbw b Clarke4356876076.78
lbw b Clark501312015038.16
c Jaques b Casson691331635451.87
lbw b Clark827511029.62
c †Haddin b Johnson3136536086.11
c †Haddin b Lee1314341092.85
c Hussey b Casson1325342052.00
c †Haddin b Lee618271033.33
not out 515211033.33
Extras(b 10, lb 8, nb 12, w 8)38
TOTAL105.4 Ov (RR: 3.66, 477 Mins)387
Fall of wickets: 1-64 (Chris Gayle, 15.3 ov), 2-159 (Ramnaresh Sarwan, 35.5 ov), 3-181 (Xavier Marshall, 44.1 ov), 4-303 (Dwayne Bravo, 82.6 ov), 5-303 (Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 83.3 ov), 6-345 (Denesh Ramdin, 93.3 ov), 7-351 (Jerome Taylor, 94.2 ov), 8-375 (Sewnarine Chattergoon, 99.3 ov), 9-375 (Sulieman Benn, 100.5 ov), 10-387 (Daren Powell, 105.4 ov)
99.3 to S Chattergoon, gone! Not the best of shots, flaying at this wider delivery, and he gets a thin edge through to the wicketkeeper. 375/8
105.4 to DBL Powell, gone! A flashing drive outside off, the ball flying to Haddin's right. 387/10
15.3 to CH Gayle, silly shot and Clark gets stuck in, much to his pleasure after the earlier drop! Gayle gets up on one leg again and tries to flick the ball across the line, but its short and not on for that shot and it goes straight to Lee at mid-on, who takes it easily and breaks into a jig. 64/1
83.3 to S Chanderpaul, got him! Clark's removed Chanderpaul, trapped in front to a quick, straight ball on middle-and-leg. Perhaps a touch high, but the decision's been made. 303/5
93.3 to D Ramdin, got him, trapping him in line with middle and leg, the ball not getting up much as he tries to play around it, pushing it to midwicket and falling away. 345/6
94.2 to JE Taylor, but he's gone this time! Johnson angles it across him and he's tempted to fish at it, taking the outside edge through to Haddin who's roaring almost before he's taken it. 351/7
44.1 to XM Marshall, there's Casson's first wicket in Tests, and what a time to get in! Its flighted up and bounces from just outside leg stump, Marshall gets back in his crease and tries to nudge it around the corner but the ball goes off bat and onto his hip before Jaques, fielding under the helmet at short leg, dives superbly to his right to pluck the catch one-handed and very low to the ground. 181/3
82.6 to DJ Bravo, and he's gone! Full delivery from Casson, Bravo pushed forward tentatively and the ball went straight into the hands of Jaques at silly point. 303/4
100.5 to SJ Benn, gone! Another huge swing but he's beaten by the spin, skying it to Hussey who runs around from cover to take a fairly simple catch. 375/9
35.5 to RR Sarwan, Clarke does the job! Quicker ball, curves in towards the stumps, pitches in line and straightens, Sarwan is back in the crease and somehow misses it, he's dead in front and that is as plumb as they come. 159/2
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Thu, 12 Jun - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 226/7 (Beau Casson 6*, Brett Lee 7*, 56.4 ov)
Fri, 13 Jun - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 35/0 (Phil Jaques 13*, Simon Katich 17*, 14 ov)
Sat, 14 Jun - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 330/3 (Simon Katich 148*, Michael Clarke 0*, 112 ov)
Sun, 15 Jun - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 235/3 (Shivnarine Chanderpaul 27*, Dwayne Bravo 30*, 59 ov)
Mon, 16 Jun - day 5 - West Indies 2nd innings 387 (105.4 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • West Indies: 250 runs in 69.2 overs (426 balls), Extras 24
  • DJ Bravo: 50 off 113 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 209 balls (S Chanderpaul 35, DJ Bravo 57, Ex 9)
  • West Indies: 300 runs in 81.4 overs (502 balls), Extras 30
  • S Chanderpaul: 50 off 128 balls (5 x 4)
  • New Ball Taken: West Indies 303/4 after 83.2 overs (S Chanderpaul 50, D Ramdin 0)
  • Lunch: West Indies - 316/5 in 87.0 overs (D Ramdin 0, JE Taylor 7)
  • West Indies: 350 runs in 94.1 overs (580 balls), Extras 37
  • Drinks: West Indies - 371/7 in 99.0 overs (S Chattergoon 9, SJ Benn 13)
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultAustralia won the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 1879
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.30
Match days12,13,14,15,16 June 2008 - day (5-day match)
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