3rd Test, Sydney, January 03 - 07, 2016, West Indies tour of Australia

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
375 runs
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AUS 1st Innings
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end of over 383 runs
AUS: 176/2CRR: 4.63 
Peter Nevill7 (21b)
David Warner122 (103b 11x4 2x6)
Jomel Warrican 15-1-62-2
Kraigg Brathwaite 4-0-20-0

4:50pm: Smith calls Warner and Nevill in. The players exchange handshakes. All over at the SCG. It's a draw, but Australia lift the Frank Worrell Trophy, having already sealed the series 2-0 in Melbourne.

Steve Smith collects the trophy. It's party time for the hosts. That is all we have for you. Brydon's report should be your next stop. Until next time, cheerio from all of us at ESPNcricinfo.

For Warner, it was fun and (card) games off the field over the last couple of days. Today, he had fun on the field, after rain relented, and lit up the fifth day with the fastest Test century at the SCG. He began bang, bang with successive fours (the first of which an all-run four) and hardly looked back. A mini-blast to end an otherwise frustrating rain-laden Test.

Steve Smith, the Australia captain: I think it has been a great summer. Voges summed it up well. We have scored 15 hundreds among six Tests and took 20 wickets four times. We have a great bunch of guys together. We are going to continue to get better and adapt to conditions across the world. India are a very good one-day side and it will be a tough series for us.

Jason Holder, the West Indies captain: We got better as the series went on. I thought Darreb Bravo had a decent series for us. We have to learn quickly. Most of us have not played much international cricket. We will have to adapt quicker. Captaincy is hard work but I am trying to enjoy it. Special thanks to Richie Richardson, it is his last match for us. I want to thank him for his contribution as a player as well as manager.

Adam Voges is the Player of the Series. He will receive the Richie Benaud medal from Daphne Benaud

Voges, the inaugural Richie Benaud medalist: Huge honour to be the first one to win the award. It has been an amazing 12 months. It has been great fun since Dominica and I am enjoying it. It has been a great summer and I am just glad to be part of it. I don't have a choice. I am the old man by a fair bit. Under Steve's leadership, we have gelled well. Tough to pick the best innings. I enjoyed Hobart but the hundred against NZ at Perth at home has to be my favourite.

David Warner, the Player of the Match: Not at all (did he know whether he was the fastest Test centurion at the SCG?). Smithy wanted us to be the No.1 Test nation across formats. I spoke to Rogers before, the way I worked my game against England. That has helped me to score runs this summer. It is great to have the family around. Hopefully, we can beat India on home soil. I thank the fans for your patience.

O'Keefe: 22 years ago, I walked to play some milo cricket. To get out here, I had a nice home cheer. I really enjoyed my time, it is such a prestige to wear the baggy green again. To get three wickets and bowl in tandem with Lyon, it is a cliche, it was a dream come true. I felt a bit more relaxed on the fifth day and hats off to the young lads and support lads who made me feel at home.

Hazlewood: The three middle days were disappointing. Moving forward, we are in a good position. We are a little bit fatigued. Good to get through six Tests. Adelaide was the highlight of the summer.

Warrican to Nevill, no run

quicker and outside off, kept out

Warrican to Nevill, 2 runs

slides on outside off, square-cut away for a couple

Warrican to Nevill, no run

flighted, blocked on the off stump

Warrican to Warner, 1 run

darted on the leg stump, driven to long-on for one

Warrican to Warner, no run

slides on middle, forward and pushed back to Warrican

Warrican to Warner, no run

pushed through on the pads from around the wicket, 94.1ks, defended

Smith at the front of the change room.

end of over 371 run
AUS: 173/2CRR: 4.67 
Peter Nevill5 (18b)
David Warner121 (100b 11x4 2x6)
Kraigg Brathwaite 4-0-20-0
Jomel Warrican 14-1-59-2
Brathwaite to Nevill, no run

flatter ball on off, blocked on the back foot to end the over

Brathwaite to Nevill, no run

forward and squirted to short leg off an inside snick

Brathwaite to Nevill, no run

skiddy ball around off, deflected behind to the right of Ramdin

Brathwaite to Nevill, no run

spins back in, defended

Brathwaite to Nevill, no run

slides on a fourth-stump line, defensively dropped in front of point

Warner inspects the bottom of his bat, which makes me suspect he did not time that pulled hit

Brathwaite to Warner, 1 run

100.5ks, short ball on middle. Pulled to deep midwicket

end of over 361 run
AUS: 172/2CRR: 4.77 
Peter Nevill5 (13b)
David Warner120 (99b 11x4 2x6)
Jomel Warrican 14-1-59-2
Kraigg Brathwaite 3-0-19-0
Warrican to Nevill, no run

length and turns away, guided towards point

Warrican to Nevill, no run

nicely flighted on off. Nevill keeps it out

Warrican to Nevill, no run

drifts in on middle, poked to second slip, does not carry

Warrican to Nevill, no run

dangled up on off, forward and pushed to mid-off

Warrican to Nevill, no run

Nevill ventures back and blocks this loopy ball

Warrican to Warner, 1 run

non-turning ball on middle, Warner goes low and sweeps over square leg

end of over 355 runs
AUS: 171/2CRR: 4.88 
Peter Nevill5 (8b)
David Warner119 (98b 11x4 2x6)
Kraigg Brathwaite 3-0-19-0
Jomel Warrican 13-1-58-2
Brathwaite to Nevill, no run

Nevill gets across to block to the leg side now

Brathwaite to Nevill, no run

slid through on off, defended on the back foot

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