4th ODI, Basseterre, Jul 4 2008, Australia tour of West Indies
(50 ov, target 283)281/6
Australia won by 1 run
player of the match
end of over 506 runs
WI: 281/6CRR: 5.62 
Daren Sammy3 (3)
Denesh Ramdin5 (9)
Shane Watson7-0-33-1
Nathan Bracken10-0-50-1

Stay on for the quotes from the post-match ceremony.

Gayle: We thought we could have got it. I should have carried on and saw the team home. The support was very good. I apologise for the loss.

Clarke: Ricky can get it [captaincy] back! The guys did a fantastic job. Gayle played really well but full credit to the guys who hung in there. Every body who gets a chance to play to Australia love it and cherish it.

Man of the Match: Andrew Symonds : "It was a nice wicket to bat on. I thought we had 30 runs short but in the end we had one too many for them! The ball got scuffed up and the batting became a touch difficult in the end for us.

That's it from us. Good bye and Good luck.

Watson to Sammy, 1 run

Australia have won! just a single to covers. Low dipping full toss on the middle, hit straight to Clarke. Gayle is dejected and stares in to the distance. The Aussies are in a huddle. They break away and walk towards the pavilion. Gayle now stirs and walks down the staircase to shake hands with them, Fidel is downcast. He is hunched down on the staircase and he now slowly stands and follows his captain. Bravo is out there with Gayle. Game over.

Watson to Ramdin, 1 run

Ramdin can only get a single from a mistimed pull to square leg where Hopes makes a tumbling stop. Aussies hustle till the very end. Three from 1. Sammy looks up to the skies. Watson waits at the top of the run up

Watson to Sammy, 1 run

The slower one, full in length and pushed to mid-on region. The crowd check the scoreboard. Four from two.

Watson to Ramdin, 1 run

fuller, on the middle, clears the front foot and drives to long-on. Clarke has a chat with Watto. More advice from the crowd.

Watson to Sammy, 1 run

short in length and outside off stump ,cut to deep point for a single. Gayle is sitting on the staircase to the dressing room and looks at the action.

Watson to Ramdin, 1 run

homing in on the off stump, cut to cover point for a single.

8 from 6. The camera pans to the crowd. Some are very silent, some shout out advice to the players while a few are nervous. Watson rushes in.

end of over 494 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 275/6CRR: 5.61 RRR: 8.00 • Need 8 runs from 6b
Denesh Ramdin2 (6)
Nathan Bracken10-0-50-1
Brett Lee10-0-64-3
Bracken to Chanderpaul, OUT

The death rattle. Chanderpaul goes down on his knee and tries to swing the slow off cutter, misses and the off stump is pegged back. Bracken roars. The crowd sigh. Darren Sammy walks out to join Ramdin. Game is on the knife edge.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul b Bracken 53 (132m 71b 4x4 0x6) SR: 74.64
Bracken to Chanderpaul, no run

another one released with the scrambled seam, worked to midwicket. No run.

Bracken to Ramdin, 1 run

on a length, around off, cut down to left of backward point. Clarke fields this time and has a shy at the non-striker's end. Misses but the batsman was home anyway.

Bracken to Chanderpaul, 1 run

turns a slower one to fine leg. 9 from 9.

Bracken to Ramdin, 1 run

the captain Clarke misfields a delivery hit straight to him at backward point . Hmm...

Bracken to Chanderpaul, 1 leg bye

walks across the stumps, Bracken bowls the slow yorker, Chanderpaul can't connect with the waft across the line and is struck on the pad just outside off. They shout for the lbw. Bucknor shakes his head and signals leg bye