2nd T20I, Bridgetown, March 30, 2012, Australia tour of West Indies
(20 ov, T:161) 146/9

West Indies won by 14 runs

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63 (34)
Player Of The Series
69 runs • 3 wkts
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end of over 204 runs • 2 wickets
AUS: 146/9CRR: 7.30 
Xavier Doherty2 (1b)
James Pattinson0 (0b)
Dwayne Bravo 4-0-27-2
Fidel Edwards 4-0-23-3

5.40pm: We're back out on the pitch for the presentations ...

Australia captain George Bailey: "Great start from the West Indies, I think we pulled it back to about par, 160, and I thought we were on course to knock it off. They put pressure on us, the wicket of David Warner was huge, run-outs change matches. The crowd were great and hopefully we provided some good entertainment."

West Indies captain Darren Sammy: "We knew it was a 180-plus pitch. We tried Polly and myself up the order to try and get some momentum- that didn't work today but we kept going. The work we've been doing in the camp and throughout the series has been paying off and I want to ask the boys to keep doing that. We want to keep doing well in the Tests and hopefully continue the good results."

Dwayne Smith is named Man of the Match: "I was pleased with the performance and glad we got a win. I've been doing a lot of work on my batting, doing the things I know and it seems to be working."

Man of the Series is Shane Watson: "Today was a bit disappointing to not get the result we wanted. It's been an up and down series and today was another learning experience. It worked out well for us to hold them back to 160. We were well on the way so it's disappointing and once again a learning experience."

That's it from me - have a great weekend and do join us for the first Test, which starts on Saturday April 7. Bye!

5.30pm: West Indies have tied the series, just as they did the one-dayers, and put another dent in the tourists' confidence. Despite a spectacular collapse, they got enough on the board and managed to keep a lid on the Australian scoring - getting rid of David Warner was particularly crucial, thanks to an exhilarating run out from Dwayne Bravo. He, along with Marlon Samuels and Fidel Edwards, bowled superbly and West Indies deserved their win - one which keeps them above Afghanistan in the ICC rankings.

Dwayne Bravo to Doherty, 2 runs

length ball, on the stumps, hooked out towards wide long-on, they come back for a couple but it's nowhere near enough - West Indies have won by 14 runs!

Doherty's in, Bravo only has to play it safe ...

Dwayne Bravo to McKay, OUT

slower ball on off, bowled him! Bravo is aeroplaning around the outfield after taking West Indies to the brink of victory. The ball was too good for McKay, who tried to hit it out of the ground but lost his off stump

Clint McKay b Bravo 7 (7b 0x4 1x6 8m) SR: 100
Dwayne Bravo to Hussey, OUT

gone, what a catch from Pollard! Hussey fastened on to a full ball on the stumps and thumped it out towards deep midwicket, where Pollard, running round from long-on dived full length to grasp the ball in his bucket-like hands

David Hussey c Pollard b Bravo 19 (15b 1x4 1x6 46m) SR: 126.66
Dwayne Bravo to McKay, 1 run

length, on the stumps, dumped in front of midwicket for a single

Dwayne Bravo to McKay, no run

slight change in pace, angled in from wide of the crease, McKay misses with a swipe as the ball sails past leg stump ... Baugh then hits the wicket but the batsman had grounded his bat

Dwayne Bravo to Hussey, 1 run

full, swinging towards leg stump, shovelled to deep backward square and they scamper through for one

It's Bravo at the death ...

end of over 196 runs • 2 wickets
AUS: 142/7CRR: 7.47 RRR: 19.00
Clint McKay6 (4b 1x6)
David Hussey18 (13b 1x4 1x6)
Fidel Edwards 4-0-23-3
Marlon Samuels 4-0-23-3

Quite an over: two wickets, one scoring shot, six runs ... but West Indies are favourites

Edwards to McKay, no run

superb reply, a yorker wide of off stump, McKay had backed away and missed with a swish of the bat

Edwards to McKay, SIX runs

slings down a full toss on leg stump and McKay batters it down the ground for six! He gave that some humpty

Edwards to McKay, no run

pitched up, steps back and makes another air shot

Edwards to McKay, no run

length, quick and seaming back in, McKay prods tentatively but it's too good for him

Edwards to Lee, OUT

two in two balls for Edwards! Full, fast and straight, drifting in to the batsman and off stump goes pinwheeling away! Lee saw nothing off that - and Edwards is now on a hat-trick ...

Brett Lee b Edwards 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 2m) SR: 0
Edwards to Christian, OUT

full and wide, chipped straight to extra-cover! Christian was nowhere near the pitch and simply levered the ball to Sammy at head height

Dan Christian c Sammy b Edwards 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 3m) SR: 100

"Really poor cricket from Wade," observes JV. "Got bogged down and then threw it away. Hussey had Australia cruising then." Well, they're not cruising now, thanks to a big over from Samuels. Edwards to bowl the penultimate over ...

end of over 183 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 136/5CRR: 7.55 RRR: 12.50
Dan Christian3 (2b)
David Hussey18 (13b 1x4 1x6)
Marlon Samuels 4-0-23-3
Dwayne Bravo 3-0-23-0
Samuels to Christian, 1 run

length outside off, Christian plays a premeditated paddle shot to short fine leg

Samuels to Christian, 2 runs

full, on the stumps, chipped down the ground wide of long-on and they take a couple

That's four dot balls and a wicket from Samuels. Dan Christian to the crease ...

Samuels to Wade, OUT

caught and bowled! It was basically a full toss and Wade smacked it straight back at Samuels, who anticipated the catch and took it comfortably moving to his right. But hold on, they're checking whether was a no-ball on height ... No, it was close but he's been given out

Matthew Wade c & b Samuels 17 (20b 1x4 1x6 27m) SR: 85
Samuels to Wade, no run

flighted a bit more, turning across the batsman who misses with a big swing, Baugh removing the bails just in case

Samuels to Wade, no run

pushed across the batsman, driven to cover

Samuels to Wade, no run

full, flat and quick, beats Wade outside off stump

Samuels into the attack ...

end of over 1712 runs
AUS: 133/4CRR: 7.82 RRR: 9.33
Matthew Wade17 (16b 1x4 1x6)
David Hussey18 (13b 1x4 1x6)
Dwayne Bravo 3-0-23-0
Sunil Narine 4-0-33-0
Dwayne Bravo to Wade, 1 run

length, again taking the pace off, clubbed down the ground

Dwayne Bravo to Wade, no run

rolls his fingers over it again, turning it into an offcutter - Wade swings and misses, with the ball swerving past off stump on its way through to the keeper

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