RESULT
2nd Test, Melbourne, December 26 - 29, 2015, West Indies tour of Australia
551/3d & 179/3d
(T:460) 271 & 282

Australia won by 177 runs

Player Of The Match
4/66 & 3/85
nathan-lyon
Australia 1st Innings
West Indies 1st Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
West Indies 2nd Innings
Match Details
Australia 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Joe Burns st †Ramdin b KC Brathwaite12823030916155.65
David Warner c Samuels b Taylor23122050191.66
Usman Khawaja c †Ramdin b Taylor1442273316163.43
Steven Smith (c)not out 1341772448075.70
Adam Voges not out 10616620112063.85
Extras(lb 10, nb 2, w 4)16
TOTAL135 Ov (RR: 4.08, 554 Mts)551/3d
Fall of wickets: 1-29 (David Warner, 4.1 ov), 2-287 (Joe Burns, 73.2 ov), 3-328 (Usman Khawaja, 84.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Jerome Taylor2229724.409013000
4.1 to DA Warner, short ball, juggle, gone! Looked to pull that from outside off, Warner, and it hurried on to him and he was a touch late on it. Pops up in the air off the high part of the bat, near the sticker, and lobs up towards Samuels running to his right from short extra cover. Can't quite grab it on the first or second attempt, but it settles nicely in his hands on the third.. 29/1
84.1 to UT Khawaja, gone, strangled down the leg side. Shortish ball angling down the leg side, and Khawaja gets a little tickle on it while looking to work it off his hips, and Ramdin moves smartly to his right, just a couple of understated steps, and takes a nice catch. Khawaja soaks in warm applause from the crowd as he walks back to the dressing room. He's shown a terrific appetite for runs ever since his Test comeback.. 328/3
Kemar Roach1719705.705710000
Jason Holder2274702.131117002
Carlos Brathwaite30310903.631279040
Jomel Warrican26211304.34885200
Kraigg Brathwaite1817814.33553000
73.2 to JA Burns, got him! Classic offie's dismissal! Burns skips down the pitch but Brathwaite sees him coming and fires it a bit quicker and shorter outside off. It doesn't turn, it slips past the edge of his prodding bat, and Ramdin has the bails off in a flash. Big ovation for Burns as he walks back, this has been a very impressive innings, especially the discipline outside off stump until he reached his hundred. 287/2
West Indies 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Kraigg Brathwaite c Burns b Lyon1748580035.41
Rajendra Chandrika lbw b Pattinson2576951032.89
Darren Bravo c Smith b Pattinson812043638039.70
Marlon Samuels lbw b Pattinson036000.00
Jermaine Blackwood c & b Lyon2846584160.86
Denesh Ramdin c Burns b Siddle049000.00
Jason Holder (c) b Siddle012000.00
Carlos Brathwaite c & b Lyon591261302146.82
Kemar Roach lbw b Pattinson2244473050.00
Jerome Taylor c †Nevill b Lyon1521292071.42
Jomel Warrican not out 1135391031.42
Extras(b 5, lb 3, nb 5)13
TOTAL100.3 Ov (RR: 2.69, 422 Mts)271
Fall of wickets: 1-35 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 15.1 ov), 2-50 (Rajendra Chandrika, 23.5 ov), 3-50 (Marlon Samuels, 25.2 ov), 4-82 (Jermaine Blackwood, 37.5 ov), 5-83 (Denesh Ramdin, 40.1 ov), 6-83 (Jason Holder, 40.2 ov), 7-173 (Carlos Brathwaite, 71.3 ov), 8-215 (Kemar Roach, 83.4 ov), 9-239 (Jerome Taylor, 89.5 ov), 10-271 (Darren Bravo, 100.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Josh Hazlewood2164902.331005000
James Pattinson22.317243.201025004
23.5 to R Chandrika, big appeal for lbw as Chandrika pads up to a reverse-swinging ball, and it's given. Chandrika reviews it, and I guess height is the only issue. Hit him on the flap of the back pad, just outside off. Ball-tracking says it's hitting a good chunk of the top of middle stump, so he'll have to walk back. 50/2
25.2 to MN Samuels, gone, that is plumb. Samuels is not the ideal batsman coming in when the ball is reversing. His lack of footwork leaves him severely exposed. Perfect length from Pattinson, quick, darting in to smack his pad right in front of middle stump as he looks to defend with feet rooted to the crease. 50/3
83.4 to KAJ Roach, that's plumb. Roach caught on the shuffle by the full, straight ball. He's reviewed, but I can't see this being overturned. Let's see now. Pattinson hasn't overstepped, there is no inside edge. What does ball tracking say? Struck him in line with middle, hitting the inside part of leg stump, he's a goner.. 215/8
100.3 to DM Bravo, No hundred for Bravo! He falls five minutes before tea. Pattinson's front-foot is fine. West Indies have been wrapped up for 271. Fullish and in the channel outside off, Bravo chases it with a drive and slices it to gully. Smith bends low and snaps it up even as the ball was dying on him. 271/10
Nathan Lyon2986642.271434200
15.1 to KC Brathwaite, got him! Beautifully bowled, tossed it up on off stump, and got it to dip on Brathwaite, who came forward to defend, ended up playing with hard hands, and inside edged into forward short leg's lap as Lyon achieved a bit of extra bounce. 35/1
37.5 to J Blackwood, got him, Lyon has another. There's that dip again, beats Blackwood in the air as he charges down the track again. Checks his shot, looking to whip it down the ground, and ends up offering a simple, waist-high return catch. 82/4
71.3 to CR Brathwaite, got him, right on the brink of lunch! floats it across towards off stump, and that's an unusually uncertain shot from Brathwaite, maybe it didn't turn as much as expected, and Brathwaite, looking to flick, gets a bit of a leading edge on it and Lyon leaps to his right to catch it at shoulder height. 173/7
89.5 to JE Taylor, Taylor can't. The G.O.A.T strikes! The finger goes up. Lyon gets it to straighten after pitching outside off, the batsman is bound to the crease as he has a loose poke at it and edges behind. 239/9
Peter Siddle1834022.22853001
40.1 to D Ramdin, this is clearly a plan. Siddle swerves another one into the pads and Ramdin flicks in the air. Burns dives to his right at square leg, and this time he catches it a good foot above the ground. West Indies are five down and floundering. 83/5
40.2 to JO Holder, bowled him! Siddle is on fire! Full, no footwork from Holder, and it straightened past the outside edge to peg back off stump. 83/6
Mitchell Marsh741502.14351000
Steven Smith302107.0093000
Australia 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Joe Burns c KC Brathwaite b Holder59101055.55
David Warner c Holder b CR Brathwaite1722501077.27
Usman Khawaja c †Ramdin b Holder56611005091.80
Steven Smith (c)not out 70709350100.00
Mitchell Marsh not out 1831320058.06
Extras(lb 6, nb 5, w 2)13
TOTAL32 Ov (RR: 5.59, 144 Mts)179/3d
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Joe Burns, 1.5 ov), 2-46 (David Warner, 10.3 ov), 3-123 (Usman Khawaja, 22.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Jerome Taylor302508.3374000
Jason Holder1114924.45342001
1.5 to JA Burns, got him! This one curls away from a lovely fullish length wide of off stump. Burns is in the mood to play his shots, but his feet go nowhere, his hands go chasing wide of his body, and the nick carries nicely to second slip. 7/1
22.4 to UT Khawaja, well, well, Khawaja outsmarts himself. Shaped to move away from leg stump first, then moved the other way to finish outside off. Holder followed him with a fullish slower ball, which he looked to lap-sweep, and ended up edging it to the keeper. Hang on, he's more or less middled it. 123/3
Carlos Brathwaite613015.00223010
10.3 to DA Warner, gone, and that's Brathwaite's first Test wicket! Short ball angling into Warner, and he leans away looking to ramp over gully, but he doesn't get the desired elevation and Holder takes a good catch over his shoulder, falling to his left. Brathwaite is jubilant, pulls off a delighted if ill-coordinated sliding celebration after missing a high-five with the catcher. 46/2
Kemar Roach402205.50142010
Jomel Warrican804705.87141000
West Indies 2nd Innings (T: 460 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Kraigg Brathwaite c Smith b Lyon3134462091.17
Rajendra Chandrika lbw b Pattinson371301652028.46
Darren Bravo c †Nevill b Siddle2161931034.42
Marlon Samuels c †Nevill b Marsh1949772038.77
Jermaine Blackwood lbw b Lyon2048793041.66
Denesh Ramdin c †Nevill b Marsh59901238065.55
Jason Holder (c)c Hazlewood b Marsh68861367279.06
Carlos Brathwaite  b Lyon2440050.00
Kemar Roach c Warner b Pattinson1125382044.00
Jerome Taylor c Pattinson b Marsh038000.00
Jomel Warrican not out 43410133.33
Extras(lb 7, nb 2, w 1)10
TOTAL88.3 Ov (RR: 3.18, 391 Mts)282
Fall of wickets: 1-35 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 11.3 ov), 2-83 (Darren Bravo, 33.4 ov), 3-91 (Rajendra Chandrika, 38.5 ov), 4-118 (Marlon Samuels, 50.3 ov), 5-150 (Jermaine Blackwood, 57.3 ov), 6-250 (Denesh Ramdin, 78.3 ov), 7-253 (Carlos Brathwaite, 79.3 ov), 8-274 (Jason Holder, 86.6 ov), 9-278 (Kemar Roach, 87.3 ov), 10-282 (Jerome Taylor, 88.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Josh Hazlewood2064002.00992011
James Pattinson1744922.88775000
38.5 to R Chandrika, big lbw shout, given! This was beautifully bowled, pulls his length back just a couple of inches from the previous ball, and Chandrika played the same sort of shot. The reduction of length allowed it to swing in, past his inside edge. Hits him on the back thigh, and it was given out without much hesitation. Chandrika consults with Samuels and reviews. Impact in line, middle and off, and ball-tracking says it was clipping the very top of leg stump, so it stays with the on-field decision. 91/3
87.3 to KAJ Roach, got him, Australia only need one wicket now. Perfectly directed, hits the pitch hard, short of a good length, gets it to rise and straighten on off stump, and Roach is squared up, nicks it off the shoulder of the bat to third slip. 278/9
Nathan Lyon2378533.6910311200
11.3 to KC Brathwaite, gone! He was looking so good, and as wise old cricketers often say, the ball after a good shot is often quite dangerous for batsmen. This wasn't short or wide enough to cut, and it got big on him as he went for the shot and only managed to steer it to slip. 35/1
57.3 to J Blackwood, not as short and he goes for the pull again, the ball turns in, hits him on the back thigh, and the lbw appeal is immediately upheld. They decide not to review, and on first sight it looks like the right decision. His back leg was bent, and it hit him in line with middle and off. 150/5
79.3 to CR Brathwaite, and is that bowled? Beautiful delivery in any case, drifting away as it so often does, causing the batsman to push down the wrong line in defence. Then it turned in and... and it's just nudged the top of the off bail. A wonderful sight in slow-motion, and then it falls forward off its groove. 253/7
Peter Siddle923513.88394000
33.4 to DM Bravo, gone! Siddle produces a beauty on the full side of good length, curling away slightly to accentuate the angle away from Bravo. Didn't need to be playing at it, particularly since he wasn't really playing an attacking shot, just a push at it with a slightly open face, and Nevill dives across first slip again and takes an excellent catch. 83/2
Mitchell Marsh17.326143.48795001
50.3 to MN Samuels, got him! beautifully bowled by Marsh, length ball in the corridor, straightening to produce the edge as Samuels pokes at it instinctively, following the movement of the ball. No footwork at all. 118/4
78.3 to D Ramdin, and that is the breakthrough. Beautiful ball from Marsh, a fullish length but not quite up there for the drive. Right there in the corridor, and it straightens away to take Ramdin's edge as he pushes his bat out a long way in front of his pad, looking for that drive through mid-off. 250/6
86.6 to JO Holder, got him! That was full on off stump and Holder checked his drive, maybe it held up a bit on the pitch. No feet, and he pushed at it in front of his body, and ended up scooping it straight to mid-off. 274/8
88.3 to JE Taylor, short on off stump, and Australia have won the Frank Worrell Trophy! Goes for the pull, doesn't get hold of it, it goes high in the air off the top edge and Pattinson moves to his left at long leg and dives to take a well-judged catch at long leg. 282/10
Steven Smith21502.50101000
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MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
Series
Season2015/16
Player Of The Match
Australia
Nathan Lyon
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 2195
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-1.10pm, Tea 3.10-3.30pm, Close 5.30pm
Match days26,27,28,29 December 2015 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Carlos Brathwaite
Carlos Brathwaite
Umpires
New Zealand
Chris Gaffaney
South Africa
Marais Erasmus
TV Umpire
England
Ian Gould
Reserve Umpire
Australia
John Ward
Match Referee
England
Chris Broad
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sat, 26 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 345/3 (Steven Smith 32*, Adam Voges 10*, 90 ov)
Sun, 27 Dec - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 91/6 (Darren Bravo 13*, Carlos Brathwaite 3*, 43 ov)
Mon, 28 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 179/3 (Steven Smith 70*, Mitchell Marsh 18*, 32 ov)
Tue, 29 Dec - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 282 (88.3 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • West Indies 2nd innings
  • Drinks: West Indies - 40/1 in 15.0 overs (R Chandrika 9, DM Bravo 0)
  • West Indies: 50 runs in 20.5 overs (126 balls), Extras 1
  • Lunch: West Indies - 64/1 in 29.0 overs (R Chandrika 17, DM Bravo 14)
  • Over 38.5: Review by West Indies (Batting), Umpire - CB Gaffaney, Batsman - R Chandrika (Struck down)
  • Drinks: West Indies - 97/3 in 42.0 overs (MN Samuels 1, J Blackwood 4)
  • West Indies: 100 runs in 47.2 overs (286 balls), Extras 3
  • Tea: West Indies - 146/4 in 56.0 overs (J Blackwood 16, D Ramdin 19)
  • West Indies: 150 runs in 57.2 overs (346 balls), Extras 3
  • West Indies: 200 runs in 68.1 overs (411 balls), Extras 8
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 64 balls (D Ramdin 23, JO Holder 24, Ex 5)
  • Over 69.4: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - JO Holder (Struck down)
  • Drinks: West Indies - 219/5 in 72.0 overs (D Ramdin 48, JO Holder 35)
  • D Ramdin: 50 off 71 balls (8 x 4)
  • Over 75.4: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - D Ramdin (Struck down)
  • JO Holder: 50 off 55 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Over 76.3: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - CB Gaffaney, Batsman - D Ramdin (Struck down)
  • West Indies: 250 runs in 78.2 overs (472 balls), Extras 9
  • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 125 balls (D Ramdin 40, JO Holder 54, Ex 6)
  • Reviews used before 80 overs: West Indies 1 (0 successful, 1 unsuccessful); Australia 0 (0 successful, 2 unsuccessful)
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