result
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
12y
• The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

Australia snatch win in final-ball thriller

Australia snatched a victory that should never have been theirs as Shane Watson delivered a superb final over that consigned West Indies to a one-run defeat. Chasing 283, it looked like West Indies were cruising and Chris Gayle's 92 appeared to set up a c

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Scorecard summary
Australia282/8(50 overs)
West Indies281/6(50 overs)
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.

49.6
1
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.

49.5
1
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

49.4
1
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.

49.3
1
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.

49.2
1
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.

49.1
1
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 from 6b
Denesh Ramdin2 (6)
Nathan Bracken10-0-50-1
Brett Lee10-0-64-3
48.6
W
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
48.5
Bracken to Chanderpaul, no run

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

48.4
1
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.

48.3
1
Bracken to Chanderpaul, 1 run

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

48.2
1
Bracken to Ramdin, 1 run

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

48.1
1lb
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

end of over 481 run • 1 wicket
WI: 271/5CRR: 5.64 RRR: 6.00 • Need 12 from 12b
Denesh Ramdin0 (4)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul52 (67)
Brett Lee10-0-64-3
James Hopes10-0-63-1
47.6
Lee to Ramdin, no run

Full and outside off, swing and a miss. Lee's ten overs are over.

47.5
Lee to Ramdin, no run

full and fast, squeezed to the off side.

47.4
Lee to Ramdin, no run

Another searing yorker, stabbed to midwicket. Superb bowling at the death.

47.3
Lee to Ramdin, no run

How did that yorker miss the off stump. Lee can't believe it. He looks past the batsman, waiting for the bails to fall. No luck. Ramdin was late in getting the bat down, the yorker just escapes the bottom edge and rushes past the off stump.

47.2
W
Lee to Findlay, OUT

What a stunner from Michael Hussey at midwicket. The game swings around once more. Findlay tries to force a full length delivery and it flies off the inner half well to the left of Hussey who dives full stretch with his left arm outstretched and some how manages to pluck the ball. Awesome.

Shawn Findlay c MEK Hussey b Lee 9 (22m 14b 0x4 1x6) SR: 64.28
47.1
1
Lee to Chanderpaul, 1 run

the slower one outside off, from round the stumps, dabbed to right of third man. The throw comes in and FIndlay tries to steal a extra run for the over throw but Chanderpaul sends him back

end of over 479 runs
WI: 270/4CRR: 5.74 RRR: 4.33 • Need 13 from 18b
Shawn Findlay9 (13)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul51 (66)
James Hopes10-0-63-1
Brett Lee9-0-63-2
46.6
Hopes to Findlay, no run

off cutter, moves past the forward prod, strikes Ronchi's pad and hits the sticks.

46.5
1
Hopes to Chanderpaul, 1 run

leans forward to drive to long-off. One to go this over. What will Findlay do?

Best performances - batsmen
Chris Gayle portrait
CH Gayle
92 runs (92)
6 fours
4 sixes
Control94%
Productive shot
leg glance
38 runs
2 fours
2 sixes
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Andrew Symonds, player portrait
A Symonds
87 runs (78)
10 fours
2 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
27 runs
5 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Brett Lee player pic
B Lee
O
10
M
0
R
64
W
3
ECO
6.4
Fidel Edwards player profile
FH Edwards
O
10
M
0
R
53
W
2
ECO
5.3
Match details
Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
SeriesAustralia tour of West Indies
Season2008
Player Of The Match
Andrew Symonds
Andrew Symonds
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 4-0
Match numberODI no. 2734
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 days4 July 2008 - day(50-over match)
ODI debut
David Hussey
David Hussey
Nikita Miller
Nikita Miller
Shawn Findlay
Shawn Findlay
Umpires
Pakistan Image
Asad Rauf
West Indies Image
Steve Bucknor
TV Umpire
West Indies Image
Norman Malcolm
Reserve Umpire
West Indies Image
Clancy Mack
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Roshan Mahanama