result
2nd ODI (D/N), Perth, Feb 3 2013, West Indies tour of Australia
(38.1/50 ov, target 267)212
Australia won by 54 runs
Player Of The Match
125* (110)
george-bailey

It has all ended in a bit of a haste really. The match was nicely set up by a counter-attacking stand between Powell and Dwayne Bravo - both getting half-centuries - but once Bravo was out, it opened the floodgates and the innings folded quickly. Mitchell Starc was superb again - he has two five-fors from two games now - and he was the destructor-in-chief today. The questionable application of DRS left a bit of sour taste, but then apart from two, none of West Indies' batsmen applied themselves. Australia take a 2-0 lead in the ODI series, but given the match today, the series could get closer.


George Bailey is the man of the match. Not much of a presentation ceremony here, so we can't bring the comments from the captains. But there will be stories out later from press-conferences and I for one would like to read more about the decision-making process. It's the end of our coverage here and Brydon's report is being updated. Thanks for all your comments and feedback. This is Devashish Fuloria signing off from here.. ciao ciao.


Phil: "Sorry, but totally irresponsible play by Narine. Blocking out the last two balls of the over would have sufficed... but ah no; gotta go for glory!"

gav: "This game has had everything so far; brilliant fielding from the West Indies, a smashing century from Bailey, Powell out-hitting Bravo and Pollard, a shocking DRS call, Narine hitting 4 sixes in row, and now Wade has effected a stumping!! I don't know what to believe."


38.1
W
Maxwell to Holder, OUT

comes out of the pitch and drives it straight to cover. There is hesitation between the batsmen though and that costs Holder his wicket as he is inches short of the crease at the non-striker's end..

Jason Holder run out (Bailey/Maxwell) 9 (31m 28b 1x4 0x6) SR: 32.14
end of over 383 runs
WI: 212/9CRR: 5.57 RRR: 4.58
Jason Holder9 (27)
Kemar Roach0 (0)
Mitchell Johnson 9-0-32-0
Glenn Maxwell 8-1-63-4
37.6
1lb
Johnson to Holder, 1 leg bye

short ball on the body, Holder takes a hit on his stomach as he tries to glance that

37.5
Johnson to Holder, no run

fuller delivery on the off and middle, driven on the up to mid-off

37.5
1w
Johnson to Holder, 1 wide

comes up with the slower bouncer, but it goes over the batsman's head. Mitchell Johnson not very happy with the call.

37.4
Johnson to Holder, no run

makes room and swats a short of length delivery to midwicket with the toe-end of his bat

37.4
1w
Johnson to Holder, 1 wide

short ball down the leg side, everyone appeals for something, but it was way down the leg side

37.3
Johnson to Holder, no run

moves way outside leg, Johnson follows him with a short ball, Holder flat bats it to mid-on

37.2
Johnson to Holder, no run

another shot that highlights Holder's potential. He drives this full ball beautifully but hits the stumps at the non-striker's end

37.1
Johnson to Holder, no run

length ball on off stump, Holder comes forward to defend, inside edges the ball to his pads

end of over 3724 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 209/9CRR: 5.64 RRR: 4.46
Jason Holder9 (21)
Glenn Maxwell 8-1-63-4
Mitchell Johnson 8-0-30-0

Numero Quattro for Maxwell!!

36.6
W
Maxwell to Narine, OUT

but he moves out of the crease again, and Maxwell fires it wide of off again. Narine takes long to come back to the crease, by that time, Wade has done his job.

Sunil Narine st †Wade b Maxwell 24 (9m 6b 0x4 4x6) SR: 400
36.5
Maxwell to Narine, no run

fires it wide outside off, Narine has to get back in crease as soon as realises he is not going to reach it.

Four in four...can we have more?

36.4
6
Maxwell to Narine, SIX runs

flatter delivery, makes do difference. He comes out and picks the ball of a length and goes over a leaping long-off fielder..

36.3
6
Maxwell to Narine, SIX runs

no. 3, to the same area as the previous one. Flighted, he charges down and smacks it over long-off

36.2
6
Maxwell to Narine, SIX runs

and another one, this one into the crowd beyond long-off

36.1
6
Maxwell to Narine, SIX runs

straight to the sight screen as Narine makes room and slogs it over the bowler's head for his first six