gone! A flashing drive outside off, the ball flying to Haddin's right
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Sherwin Campbell is issuing the Man-of-the-Match award, and hands it to Simon Katich. He gets US$3,000 and heads off his with his cheque, oblivious to the fact people actually want to talk to him
"Yeah look," he starts, "if Matty Hayden was playing I'd probably have been carrying the drinks. It was just nice to get an opportunity. The wickets have been very good to bat on and get a few runs in the second Test and here. Well, obviously if Matty gets fit he'll get back in. He's a champion. I love playing here, and it's been great being apart of it.
"Yeah, obviously I didn't get this for my fielding."
More boos for Ponting, and a dreadful reception for the umpires too. They look a bit sheepish and confused.
Boos ring out for Ponting! Poor old chap. "There's been some great Test cricket played, and West Indies...the way they attacked the run chase showed a lot of heart and character."
On retirements and the like. A period of transition. "We've been going through it a while now. We had a few retire then. Losing Gilly, Stewy, it's given the younger guys to show what they've got. Look at Katich - he's been terrific, and Jaques bounces back. They've all played their part."
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Here's Gayle. "Congratulations to Ricky and his team. Well done to all our guys, but unfortunately we came out on the losing side. I can't fault them for the effort they put in. To get 387 was pretty good."
Did he genuinely think West Indies had a chance of winning? "Yeah definitely but we knew it wasn't going to be easy. Someone had to get a big hundred which didn't happen."
Twenty20: "We'll have some new faces. We'll be looking for them to capitalise and take their chances and make the best of it."
And Australia win by 87 runs, winning the series 2-0. A disappointed Edwards and Powell trudge off the pitch while Australia hug and congratulate themselves like royal winners. Ponting leads them off the park, and they all shake hands and generally enjoy the moment.
Well it was a great attempt by West Indies. Bravo and Chanderpaul had Australia sweating at one point, with a stand of 122, but both departed in quick succession. The tail offered a bit of last-gasp entertainment, if not genuine hope, but Australia's bowlers were tight enough to seal the win.
leaves this one outside off
down the leg side and he hooks, the ball flying through to Haddin, but it's missed everything. I think. Marginal...
short again, riding up into Powell's chest who blocks it off the back foot
nailed it. He has absolutely hammered this! Short, rising up into his helmet, Powell pulls this in front of square for a rocketed four
Here's Lee around the wicket to Powell
waits for this on the back foot, defending calmly
stroked to mid-off
a meek forward push and he's beaten outside off
nudged to short leg
waits for it on the back foot before defending
down the wicket and he's nailed him for four! Top shot. A clean, thumpingly struck four past mid-off
Casson to Edwards
firmly defended out past mid-off and at last Edwards is off the mark, stealing the single...much to Powell's chagrin
a bouncer, evaded with ease by Edwards who sinks to his haunches
down the leg side. Fast and wild - here comes Powell, edging down the wicket at the non-striker's end, looking for a single
So then, Edwards to face
lovely stroke out through cover - will he come back for two? No! This is curious and baffling from Powell
firmly behind it on the back foot
awkwardly poked out to the off side. No feet movement. Classic tailend prodding
down the leg side, flicked to fine leg. Powell turns down the single again! He wants the strike and wants to save West Indies
wider of the off stump and crisply driven to mid-off
they're appealing for everything here, the ball spinning back into Edwards' non-defence, bobbling off his thigh to the keeper
|Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados|
|Toss||West Indies, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Player Of The Series|
|Series result||Australia won the 3-match series 2-0|
|Match number||Test no. 1879|
|Hours of play (local time)||09.30 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.30|
|Match days||12,13,14,15,16 June 2008 - day (5-day match)|