1st Test, Bridgetown, Apr 7 - 11 2012, Australia tour of West Indies
449/9d & 148
(47 ov, target 192)406/9d & 192/7
Australia won by 3 wickets
player of the match
Ryan Harris
end of over 473 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 192/7CRR: 4.08 
Ben Hilfenhaus2 (3)
Ryan Harris4 (4)
Kemar Roach12-0-45-2
Narsingh Deonarine11-1-53-4

What a fabulous Test match. It was gritty, attritional stuff for three and a half days then sprung into life with wickets and this scramble of a run chase to get Australia home.

Remember where we were? West Indies with runs on the board and 150 ahead with only two wickets to take in the Australia first innings. But those last two wickets added 121 and turned the game. Michael Clarke declared behind and ran through West Indies who crumbled for 148.

192 was needed on this final afternoon, the only real question was whether the light would hold, remarkably it did until 5.45 and although Australia lost flurries of wickets, Shane Watson's 52 and Michael Hussey's 32 - who batted so magnificently under pressure - saw the tourists home.

West Indies must be absolutely gutted. They were in charge of the match but allowed it to slip out of their grasp and to be honest, played pretty ordinary cricket for the last day and a half. Collapsed under pressure with the bat in the second innings and in the run chase they were too negative, gave Australia easy runs and didn't create enough pressure. What might have been for them...

Presentation time... an exceptionally large man is part of the presentation party. Darren Sammy "We had our opportunities, we just didn't capitalise. It's one we though we had. We dominated for three days but one bad hour put us behind the eight ball."

Here's Michael Clarke..."I think you have to be positive. All credit has to go to our bowlers, not just with the ball but the way they batted in the first innings. We've got more than one allrounder in our team."

Man of the Match is Ryan Harris for a Test-best with the bat in the first innings and five wickets too.

It's been a fascinating game with a gripping finish but Australia have won by three wickets and go 1-0 up in this three-match series. Next up we're off to Trinidad for the second Test on Sunday so hope you can join us then. County cricket action resumes tomorrow so make sure you follow ESPNcricinfo's new Live County Blog for the best news, reports and opinion on English domestic cricket.

Roach to Hilfenhaus, 1 run

oh goodness, celebrations as they scramble a run but is there a run out at the non-strikers end?!? No! Australia have won! There was a fumble at mid off and mid on couldn't run Hilfenhaus out, it's he who's got the Aussies' home! What an ending to the game!

Roach to Hilfenhaus, no run

fired into the legs again, no run into the leg side

Taking the light anyone...haha!

Roach to Harris, 1 run

whipped out into the leg side and the scores are now level

Now it's dark...

Roach to Harris, no run

good length ball and an inside edge into the front pad

All the field up now...

Roach to Hilfenhaus, 1 run

fired into leg stump, it runs to the non-existent gully off bat and pad and they scramble a run

Slip and a gully must come in, the field has to come up surely...just the one slip...

Roach to Hussey, OUT

but he's bowled! More drama!! Goes to cut and loses his off stump! Darts back off the seam...surely the West Indies can't force something from this position...the tailenders only have to scramble another three runs

Michael Hussey b Roach 32 (50m 26b 2x4 2x6) SR: 123.07

Remarkable that this is the best weather of any of the evenings in the Test...Hussey to finish off the job, Mr Cricket again for his country...

end of over 4611 runs
AUS: 189/6CRR: 4.10 
Michael Hussey32 (25)
Ryan Harris3 (2)
Narsingh Deonarine11-1-53-4
Kemar Roach11-0-42-1
Deonarine to Hussey, 1 run

not quite, gets a bottom edge past the keeper for a single

Can Hussey finish it...

Deonarine to Harris, 1 run

chopped to backward point and they scramble through for the run

Deonarine to Harris, 2 runs

pushed out from off stump wide of long on and now just one hit away

Deonarine to Hussey, 1 run

pushed out to deep point

Deonarine to Hussey, no run

cut and missed

That's actually out of the ground! So a new ball and surely now Australia are home and hosed...

Deonarine to Hussey, SIX runs

brilliant stroke, picked up into the stands! Fine strike, one knee, boom over long on for Hussey's second six, fabulous shot and now just eight to win

end of over 455 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 178/6CRR: 3.95 
Michael Hussey24 (21)
Ryan Harris0 (0)
Kemar Roach11-0-42-1
Narsingh Deonarine10-1-42-4
Roach to Hussey, 1 run

driven down the ground to long off

Ryan Harris comes out to bat...only 15 runs required, surely Australia aren't going to be denied from here? 35 it might be different...

Roach to Wade, OUT

caught in the deep! More drama! Wade cuts out to deep cover and is caught off a top edge, simple catch to Bishoo in the deep, this will waste a couple more minutes perhaps

Matthew Wade c Bishoo b Roach 18 (35m 28b 0x4 0x6) SR: 64.28
Roach to Wade, 2 runs

back of a length and cracked into the off side, they hurtle back for two again, the running has been superb

The last rays of sunshine sneak through...

Roach to Hussey, 1 run

driven down to long off

Roach to Wade, 1 run

full and driven out to cover, should only be one...and is, although they did consider coming back

Roach to Wade, no run

length and off bat...or pad...through to the keeper, it was pad but outside the line crucially a dot ball

Approaching 5.30 - there cannot be too much more light in this match...but enough to score another 19 conversation about light just yet...