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Match Ended   
The Gabba, Brisbane , Jan 25, 2024
289/9d&207 (50.5)
311&193
West Indies beat Australia by 8 runs
That is all! Pat Cummins and his teammates celebrate. The series ends all square and they retain the trophy. Wow, what a match! West Indies, with all the things happening with them, just needed this kind of match and a couple of motivated players to get them back on top. Still, a long way to go but a bright future ahead of them. Thanks for joining for the coverage. Hope you enjoyed it. Goodbye and cheers!
Pat Cummins says he is disappointed but it was a fantastic match and credit to Shamar Joseph for the way he bowled. Adds they were confident coming today, the score was achievable but in the end, the bridge was too far. Mentions it wasn't a surprise, Steven Smith has done for 15 years and he almost single-handedly took the team over the line. Tells the bowling group has done well for the past few months, they can hold their heads high. Shares this game humble's them quickly but sometimes the lessons are learned hard way. On West Indies, says they are always exciting to watch, exciting celebrations as well but overall a fantastic Test match to play. Ends by saying he is looking forward to the future.
Kraigg Brathwaite says they won a Test match in Australia and it is amazing. Adds his message to the players is, this is just the beginning and they need to continue. Shares they are extremely proud. They had two words that inspired in this Test match, Mr. Rodney Hogg said that they were pathetic and hopeless. That was the inspiration. Tells probably an hour before the play he got to know that Shamar Joseph is available. On Shamar Joseph, he is a superstar, he will do great things for the team and the others need to follow the same and fight for the team.  His belief is incredible, he told that he won’t stop bowling till they win it. Ends by saying he would love to play more Test cricket.
Shamar Joseph is the Player of the Match and the Player of the Series as well. He says his teammate encouraged him and gave a lot of support. Adds he wasn't sure if would play but credits the doctor. Tells the talk was just to take wickets after wickets and stick to the basics, stick to his length. Reckons it feels like they have won the series with the way they have played. Mentions tears are flowing but it is a big day, they want to celebrate and enjoy. Says he told the skipper he would bowl till the last wicket falls! Credits the teammates for helping him to get through the pain last night. Credits the doctor again, says he was in pain but the doctor pushed him to get on the bus and get to the ground. Reckons he made a lot of sacrifice but he just continues to work hard, learn from the senior players.
... Presentation....
Day 4, afternoon and here is the young man ready to charge up, 5 hours later he is carrying a medal around his neck. Steven Smith and Cameron Green watchfully played the opening hour but once Green fell, Shamar Joseph made sure the hosts do not recover again. He bowled from one side with a broken toe for the whole session and took 6 wickets. Came back for the second session and took the last wicket to get it done. A credit note for Steven Smith, he had pressure as an opener but stood like a wall. Played his shots when wickets were falling over and almost took his team over the line but didn't get the able support.
Australia lost Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne. However, it was the host's game to lose still. One moment we forget and the most important one which will make the headlines. Third innings, 72.4, Mitchell Starc to Shamar Joseph,  A yorker, right at the base of leg. Shamar Joseph gets his foot out to defend but misses and gets hit right on the toes. That looks really painful. Shamar Joseph is walking off and not sure if he will bowl again.
Australia, in reply were rattled 54/4 but Usman Khawaja and Alex Carey put them back on track and Cummins's fifty late in the innings helped them get close to the Windies score. Pat Cummins was still not out with Josh Hazlewood the last man available but the skipper decided to declare the innings and make the most of the last phase. They did get one wicket but West Indies recovered well as the middle order stepped again. Australia did bowled well though and a chase of around 215 runs was set.
Who said Test cricket has died? This kind of match separates this format from the other. There is so much to talk. The declaration in the first innings from Pat Cummins, did that backfired? Looks so! You compare both matches and the most important part was the way the Windies middle order batted this time. The partnership of Joshua Da Silva and Kavem Hodge when West Indies were 64/5. It did showed that we are up for a different West Indies side. Both added around 150 runs, and later Kevin Sinclair's fifty helped them score more than 300.
Just look at Shamar Joseph. He is running all over the Gabba! Shamar Joseph, you can have my toe if you want! One man army, playing his second match, toe gone, not sure if he will bowl or not and here he is with 7 wickets. Build this man a statue already!
End Of The Over 50.5 : 207/10
3 Runs
  • 050.1
  • 250.2
  • 050.3
  • 150.4
  • W 50.5
J. Hazlewood
0 (6)
S. Smith
91 (146)
S. Joseph
11.5-0-68-7
50.5
W
Shamar Joseph To Josh Hazlewood OUT!
OUT! BOWLED! UNBELIEVABLE! MADNESS! JOSEPH HAS DONE IT! On a length and around off from around the wicket. Josh Hazlewood gets on the front foot to defend but misses and it goes past his edge and hits the stumps. OFF POLE IS GONE. WINDIES WIN BY 8 RUNS.
50.4
1
Shamar Joseph To Steven Smith
ONE! Length ball, outside off. Smith punches it to deep point for a single. Time for Josh Hazlewood.
50.3
0
Shamar Joseph To Steven Smith
This is full and around off, Smith blocks it out.
50.2
2
Shamar Joseph To Steven Smith
TWO RUNS! On a length and outside off. Smith dabs it to the right of third man and calls for two. Makes it easily.
50.1
0
Shamar Joseph To Steven Smith
Bangs it short and on middle, Smith lets it go over his head.
End Of The Over 50 : 204/9
8 Runs
  • 649.1
  • 049.2
  • 049.3
  • 149.4
  • 1 NB 49.5
  • 049.5
  • 049.6
J. Hazlewood
0 (5)
S. Smith
88 (142)
A. Joseph
17-1-62-2
49.6
0
Alzarri Joseph To Josh Hazlewood
A bumper on leg and Josh Hazlewood has nothing to do with it.
49.5
0
Alzarri Joseph To Josh Hazlewood
A yorker, just outside off. Josh Hazlewood looks to dig it out but misses. One more ball to survive...
49.5
nb
Alzarri Joseph To Josh Hazlewood
On a length and on middle and leg. Josh Hazlewood tucks it to square leg. Alzarri Joseph has overstepped.
49.4
1
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
A yorker, tailing on off. Smith nudges it to square leg for a single. Josh Hazlewood has two balls to play.
49.3
0
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
SWING AND A MISS! Shorter and outside off, Smith slashes and misses. Hi is livid at himself. Third man was empty.
49.2
0
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
Fuller and outside off, Smith drives it to deep cover. No run taken.
49.1
6
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
SIX! ALL THE WAY! This is not the Smith we see most often! Very rare! On a length and around off. Smith shuffles across and scoops it over fine leg for a biggie. Australia need 14 runs to win. Steven Smith is on 87.
End Of The Over 49 : 196/9
5 Runs
  • 448.1
  • 048.2
  • 048.3
  • 148.4
  • 048.5
  • 048.6
J. Hazlewood
0 (2)
S. Smith
81 (138)
S. Joseph
11-0-65-6
48.6
0
Shamar Joseph To Josh Hazlewood
Josh Hazlewood survives! Fuller and well outside off. Josh Hazlewood leaves it alone.
48.5
0
Shamar Joseph To Josh Hazlewood
This is full and around off. Josh Hazlewood pushes it to cover.
48.4
1
Shamar Joseph To Steven Smith
THAT ONE SHOOTS! Short and outside off, Smith has a poke at it but goes off the gloves and lobs to the right of widish first slip who dives but the ball was just wide of him.
48.3
0
Shamar Joseph To Steven Smith
Length and on middle, Smith turns it to deep square leg but does not take a single.
48.2
0
Shamar Joseph To Steven Smith
On a length and around off, Smith steps across and blocks it out.
48.1
4
Shamar Joseph To Steven Smith
FOUR! SHOT! Short of a length and on off. Smith pulls it through mid-wicket and it races to the fence. Steven Smith has to keep the strike now.
Change. Shamar Joseph to bowl now. Josh Hazlewood is the last man in.
End Of The Over 48 : 191/9
4 Runs
  • 047.1
  • 047.2
  • 447.3
  • 047.4
  • 047.5
  • W 47.6
N. Lyon
9 (20)
S. Smith
76 (134)
A. Joseph
16-1-54-2
47.6
W
Alzarri Joseph To Nathan Lyon OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Lyon goes. West Indies one wicket away now. WOW! Scenes at the Gabba! On a length and outside off, steep bounce on this one. Lyon looks to pull but bottom edges it to the keeper who makes no mistake. West Indies appeal but Lyon was already walking back.
47.5
0
Alzarri Joseph To Nathan Lyon
Did it carry? On a length and around off. Lyon punches it back to Alzarri Joseph who gets low but fails to hold on. Was knee height and should have been taken.
47.4
0
Alzarri Joseph To Nathan Lyon
On a length and around off, Lyon blocks it out.
47.3
4
Alzarri Joseph To Nathan Lyon
FOUR! Crucial runs. A full toss, angling on middle, Lyon just helps it on its way to fine leg for a boundary.
47.2
0
Alzarri Joseph To Nathan Lyon
On a length and outside off, angles in. Lyon slashes and misses.
47.1
0
Alzarri Joseph To Nathan Lyon
Short of a length and on off, Lyon tucks it to mid-wicket.
We are back. This game could get end in two balls or could go for a session but entertainment is guaranteed. Alzarri Joseph to bowl now.
...DAY 4, SESSION 2...
WOW! Australia need 29 more runs to win. West Indies need 2 wickets to win. Who saw this coming at the start today? Just amazing! This man, Shamar Joseph had a broken toe yesterday night (a toe-crushing yorker from Mitchell Starc) he wasn't even sure if he will play and here he is, playing his debut series and single-handedly on course to take his team home. Two balls is what West Indies needed but they still have to bowl well. Steven Smith is standing like a wall from one side. He won't let this match go away. An enthralling second session coming up. Grab your popcorn..
End Of The Over 47 : 187/8
2 Runs
  • 146.1
  • 046.2
  • 146.3
  • 046.4
  • 046.5
  • 046.6
S. Smith
76 (134)
N. Lyon
5 (14)
S. Joseph
10-0-60-6
46.6
0
Shamar Joseph To Steven Smith
Shorter and angling down leg. Smith shoulders arms to it. That will be TEA!
46.5
0
Shamar Joseph To Steven Smith
A length ball, around off. Smith steps across and blocks out.
46.4
0
Shamar Joseph To Steven Smith
A length ball, outside off, Steven Smith punches it to cover.
46.3
1
Shamar Joseph To Nathan Lyon
Short stuff onto the body, Lyon pulls it to fine leg for a single.
46.2
0
Shamar Joseph To Nathan Lyon
Too full and around off, Lyon pushes it nicely but to cover.
46.1
1
Shamar Joseph To Steven Smith
On a length and on off, Smith steps across and nudges it to mid on for a single.
End Of The Over 46 : 185/8
2 Runs
  • 045.1
  • 1 WD 45.2
  • 045.2
  • 045.3
  • 145.4
  • 045.5
  • 045.6
N. Lyon
4 (12)
S. Smith
75 (130)
A. Joseph
15-1-50-1
45.6
0
Alzarri Joseph To Nathan Lyon
Another solid over from the Windies. On a length and on middle. Lyon blocks.
45.5
0
Alzarri Joseph To Nathan Lyon
This is full and outside off. Lyon square drives it to the left of backward point where the fielder dives and makes a solid stop.
45.4
1
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
Goes full and around off, Smith looks to defend but splices it to third man for a single.
45.3
0
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
Wide outside off again, Smith covers his stumps and lets it go.
45.2
0
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
Short in length and outside off, Smith shoulders arms to it.
45.2
wd
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
Wide! Too short and too wide. Smith offers no shot. Wided.
45.1
0
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
A length ball, around off. Smith gets inside the line and blocks it out.
End Of The Over 45 : 183/8
4 Runs
  • 044.1
  • 144.2
  • 144.3
  • 144.4
  • 144.5
  • 044.6
N. Lyon
4 (10)
S. Smith
74 (126)
S. Joseph
9-0-58-6
44.6
0
Shamar Joseph To Nathan Lyon
Very full and down leg, Lyon looks to flick but misses.
44.5
1
Shamar Joseph To Steven Smith
Outside off, Smith plays it to third man for a single.
44.4
1
Shamar Joseph To Nathan Lyon
Almost got him. Shorter and on middle and leg. Lyon looks to pull but gets a top edge, high up and to fine leg. Kevin Sinclair runs in but collects on a bounce. Had to go full-blooded to catch that.
Shamar Joseph comes around the wicket...
44.3
1
Shamar Joseph To Steven Smith
Short and on off, Smith pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
44.2
1
Shamar Joseph To Nathan Lyon
On a length and on middle, Lyon punches it down past mid on but settles with just one.
44.1
0
Shamar Joseph To Nathan Lyon
Short stuff but slanting on leg, Lyon misses his clip.
End Of The Over 44 : 179/8
3 Runs
  • 043.1
  • 043.2
  • 043.3
  • 2 LB 43.4
  • 143.5
  • 043.6
S. Smith
72 (124)
N. Lyon
2 (6)
A. Joseph
14-1-48-1
43.6
0
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
Short in length and outside off. Smith lets it roll away.
43.5
1
Alzarri Joseph To Nathan Lyon
On a length and outside off. Lyon punches it to third man for a single.
43.4
lb
Alzarri Joseph To Nathan Lyon
TWO LEG BYES! Spills it full and on the pads. Lyon misses his clip and it rolls to fine leg for a couple.
43.3
0
Alzarri Joseph To Nathan Lyon
Short of a length and around off.  Lyon hops and blocks it out.
43.2
0
Alzarri Joseph To Nathan Lyon
A bumper, around off. Lyon sits under it.
43.1
0
Alzarri Joseph To Nathan Lyon
NEARLY! On a length and around off. Lyon looks to defend but bottom edges it past the stumps.
End Of The Over 43 : 176/8
3 Runs
  • 142.1
  • 142.2
  • W 42.3
  • 142.4
  • 042.5
  • 042.6
S. Smith
72 (123)
N. Lyon
1 (1)
S. Joseph
8-0-54-6
42.6
0
Shamar Joseph To Steven Smith
This is short and down leg, Smith lets it go.
42.5
0
Shamar Joseph To Steven Smith
SWING AND A MISS! Shorter and outside off. Smith slashes his blade and misses.
42.4
1
Shamar Joseph To Nathan Lyon
On a length and outside off. Lyon taps it to point for a single.
Nathan Lyon comes in.
42.3
W
Shamar Joseph To Pat Cummins OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Australia 8 down and Windies surely favourites now. The hosts need over 40. Shamar Joseph has 6. What a spell. Magical. This catch too is excellent. On a good length and around off, it lands and moves away. Cummins looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge and the keeper dives to his right and takes it.
42.2
1
Shamar Joseph To Steven Smith
Outside off, this is guided past point for one.
42.1
1
Shamar Joseph To Pat Cummins
Back of a length and on off, kept out.
End Of The Over 42 : 173/7
2 Runs
  • 141.1
  • 041.2
  • 041.3
  • 041.4
  • 041.5
  • 141.6
P. Cummins
1 (6)
S. Smith
71 (120)
A. Joseph
13-1-47-1
41.6
1
Alzarri Joseph To Pat Cummins
Another single! On off, this is guided towards point for one.
41.5
0
Alzarri Joseph To Pat Cummins
Goes wide of the crease and angles it on middle, kept out.
41.4
0
Alzarri Joseph To Pat Cummins
Around off, this is driven but to point.
41.3
0
Alzarri Joseph To Pat Cummins
Brute! Good length and on middle, extra bounce. Cummins does well as he lowers his hands and lets it go.
41.2
0
Alzarri Joseph To Pat Cummins
BEAUTY! Good length and around off, this lands and moves away. Cummins is beaten as he looks to defend. Bowling with fire here are the Windies.
41.1
1
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
Around off, this is pushed towards cover for one.
End Of The Over 41 : 171/7
6 Runs
  • 040.1
  • 440.2
  • 140.3
  • 140.4
  • W 40.5
  • 040.6
P. Cummins
0 (1)
S. Smith
70 (119)
S. Joseph
7-0-51-5
40.6
0
Shamar Joseph To Pat Cummins
Outside off, left alone.
40.5
W
Shamar Joseph To Mitchell Starc OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Starc goes. Shamar Joseph with a fifer. What a champion. A fractured toe, it was doubtful whether he would bowl or no but here he is, fighting a lone battle for his side. 5 of the 7 wickets have fallen to him and he is the lone reason his side have a chance here. This is short and on middle, Starc looks to pull, it goes off the splice towards mid off. The fielder runs back and takes it.
40.4
1
Shamar Joseph To Steven Smith
On off, this is pushed towards cover for another run.
40.3
1
Shamar Joseph To Mitchell Starc
Around off, this is pushed towards cover for one.
40.2
4
Shamar Joseph To Mitchell Starc
FOUR! Stand and deliver. Starc is not holding back. On middle, he slams it past mid on and this one races away.
40.1
0
Shamar Joseph To Mitchell Starc
Around off, this is pushed to cover.
End Of The Over 40 : 165/6
4 Runs
  • 039.1
  • 039.2
  • 039.3
  • 039.4
  • 439.5
  • 039.6
S. Smith
69 (118)
M. Starc
16 (10)
A. Joseph
12-1-45-1
39.6
0
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
Outside off, left alone.
39.5
4
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
FOUR! Pulled away. Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket. This races away.
39.4
0
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
Around off, kept out.
39.3
0
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
On middle, this is nudged to mid-wicket.
39.2
0
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
Outside off, this is guided to point.
39.1
0
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
Around off,  kept out.
End Of The Over 39 : 161/6
6 Runs
  • 038.1
  • 138.2
  • 038.3
  • 438.4
  • 038.5
  • 138.6
S. Smith
65 (112)
M. Starc
16 (10)
S. Joseph
6-0-45-4
38.6
1
Shamar Joseph To Steven Smith
Around off, this is pushed towards cover for one.
38.5
0
Shamar Joseph To Steven Smith
Around off, kept out.
38.4
4
Shamar Joseph To Steven Smith
FOUR! Driven! Fuller and on off, this is driven down to the long off fence.
38.3
0
Shamar Joseph To Steven Smith
Around off, this is pushed to cover.
38.2
1
Shamar Joseph To Mitchell Starc
Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one.
38.1
0
Shamar Joseph To Mitchell Starc
Outsidr off, not played at.
End Of The Over 38 : 155/6
9 Runs
  • 137.1
  • 037.2
  • 037.3
  • 037.4
  • 137.5
  • 5 NB 37.6
  • 2 NB 37.6
  • 037.6
S. Smith
60 (108)
M. Starc
15 (8)
A. Joseph
11-1-41-1
37.6
0
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
Around off, kept out.
37.6
nb
Alzarri Joseph To Mitchell Starc
Another no ball! On off, this is pushed to cover.
37.6
nb
Alzarri Joseph To Mitchell Starc
FOUR! Drilled down the ground. Fuller and on middle, this is drilled down the ground and to the long on fence. Starc fighting fire with fire here. it is also a NO BALL!
37.5
1
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
Angled into the pads, this is nudged on the leg side for one.
37.4
0
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
Outside off, left alone again.
37.3
0
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
Around off, defended.
37.2
0
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
Fuller and on off, this is pushed to mid off.
37.1
1
Alzarri Joseph To Mitchell Starc
Shorter and on middle, Starc looks to pull, it goes off the top edge towards mid on for one.
End Of The Over 37 : 146/6
12 Runs
  • 236.1
  • W 36.2
  • 436.3
  • 1 NB 36.4
  • 436.4
  • 036.5
  • 136.6
M. Starc
9 (5)
S. Smith
59 (103)
S. Joseph
5-0-39-4
36.6
1
Shamar Joseph To Mitchell Starc
Starc keeps strike! On the pads, this is nudged down towards fine leg for one.
36.5
0
Shamar Joseph To Mitchell Starc
This is banged in short and on middle. Starc looks to pull but misses. This is going to be entertaining.
36.4
4
Shamar Joseph To Mitchell Starc
FOUR! Starc's intent is clear. He is probably looking for some quick runs. On off, length, it is hit past mid off for a boundary.
36.4
nb
Shamar Joseph To Mitchell Starc
NO BALL! Trying too hard. Oversteps in the process. On off, this is defended.
36.3
4
Shamar Joseph To Mitchell Starc
Four! Nicely played. Fuller and on middle, Starc strokes it down the ground and this one races away to the fence. Nice shot.
36.2
W
Shamar Joseph To Alex Carey OUT!
OUT! Timber! Joseph is all over Australia here. He has another one. Number 4 for him. Goes full and on middle, nice and quick, Carey is rooted to his crease, he is late in getting his bat down. The ball sneaks through and it hits the stumps. Windies 4 wickets away now. What an effort from this young lad.
36.1
2
Shamar Joseph To Alex Carey
Around off, this is guided through point for two.
End Of The Over 36 : 134/5
2 Runs
  • 035.1
  • 035.2
  • 035.3
  • 035.4
  • 035.5
  • 235.6
S. Smith
59 (103)
A. Carey
0 (3)
J. Greaves
12-0-46-1
35.6
2
Justin Greaves To Steven Smith
Good shot. Fuller and on off, Smith strokes it down towards mid off for two.
35.5
0
Justin Greaves To Steven Smith
Another one outside off. Not played at.
35.4
0
Justin Greaves To Steven Smith
Fuller and outside off. Left alone.
35.3
0
Justin Greaves To Steven Smith
Good length, this is pushed to cover.
35.2
0
Justin Greaves To Steven Smith
On off, kept out again.
35.1
0
Justin Greaves To Steven Smith
Around off, defended.
End Of The Over 35 : 132/5
5 Runs
  • 134.1
  • 434.2
  • W 34.3
  • 034.4
  • 034.5
  • 034.6
A. Carey
0 (3)
S. Smith
57 (97)
S. Joseph
4-0-27-3
34.6
0
Shamar Joseph To Alex Carey
Angled into the pads again. Carey looks to flick again but misses to get hit on the pads.
34.5
0
Shamar Joseph To Alex Carey
Around off,  blocked.
34.4
0
Shamar Joseph To Alex Carey
Bowling with fire. Angled into the pads. Carey looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
34.3
W
Shamar Joseph To Mitchell Marsh OUT!
OUT! Edged and taken! Joseph at it again. Marsh falls. Australia five down now. This is a beauty. Good length and around off, this lands and moves away. Marsh looks to defend but this goes off the outside edge. The fielder at second slip looks to take it but it pops out. It lobs kindly to the third slip fielder. Justin Greaves makes no mistake. Game on!
34.2
4
Shamar Joseph To Mitchell Marsh
FOUR! Cut away. An hour of Marsh and this game will end quickly. Shorter and outside off, this is flayed past point and this one races away to the fence.
34.1
1
Shamar Joseph To Steven Smith
On middle, this is nudged around the corner for one.
End Of The Over 34 : 127/4
4 Runs
  • 133.1
  • 033.2
  • 033.3
  • 033.4
  • 133.5
  • 1 WD 33.6
  • 133.6
S. Smith
56 (96)
M. Marsh
6 (10)
J. Greaves
11-0-44-1
33.6
1
Justin Greaves To Steven Smith
On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
33.6
wd
Justin Greaves To Steven Smith
This is way too short. Wided.
33.5
1
Justin Greaves To Mitchell Marsh
Outside off, Marsh guided it past point for one.
33.4
0
Justin Greaves To Mitchell Marsh
Shorter and on the body. Marsh looks to pull but misses to get hit on the pads.
33.3
0
Justin Greaves To Mitchell Marsh
Fuller and on off, this is driven but to mid off.
33.2
0
Justin Greaves To Mitchell Marsh
Outside off, left alone.
33.1
1
Justin Greaves To Steven Smith
Around off, this is pushed past cover for one.
End Of The Over 33 : 123/4
3 Runs
  • 132.1
  • 132.2
  • 132.3
  • 032.4
  • 032.5
  • 032.6
M. Marsh
5 (6)
S. Smith
54 (94)
S. Joseph
3-0-22-2
32.6
0
Shamar Joseph To Mitchell Marsh
Outsidr off, left alone.
32.5
0
Shamar Joseph To Mitchell Marsh
A short one. Marsh ducks under it.
32.4
0
Shamar Joseph To Mitchell Marsh
Fuller and on middle, this is pushed to mid on.
32.3
1
Shamar Joseph To Steven Smith
Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
32.2
1
Shamar Joseph To Mitchell Marsh
Back of a length and on off, defended.
32.1
1
Shamar Joseph To Steven Smith
No hat trick. Targets the pads, goes full and on leg. Smith works it down to fine leg and takes one. The idea was right but this was a little too straight.
End Of The Over 32 : 120/4
7 Runs
  • 031.1
  • 031.2
  • 031.3
  • 331.4
  • 431.5
  • 031.6
M. Marsh
4 (2)
S. Smith
52 (92)
J. Greaves
10-0-40-1
31.6
0
Justin Greaves To Mitchell Marsh
Fuller and on off, this is driven back to the bowler.
31.5
4
Justin Greaves To Mitchell Marsh
FOUR! Pulled away! Not the length you want to bowl to Marsh and he is off the mark in style. Shorter and on middle, this is pulled past square leg and it races away.
31.4
3
Justin Greaves To Steven Smith
Lovely shot! Fuller and on off, Smith leans into it and strokes it through covers for three. Fifty up for Smith. He probably holds the key for his side.
31.3
0
Justin Greaves To Steven Smith
Back of a length and on off, this is pushed to cover.
31.2
0
Justin Greaves To Steven Smith
This is short and down the leg side. Smith looks to pull but misses.
31.1
0
Justin Greaves To Steven Smith
Fuller and on off, this is pushed to mid off.
DRINKS! Windies needed some spark and it is Shamar Joseph who has provided it. He has got two in two and got his side back in with a chance. Australia began well but those two wickets has pushed them back a little. They though will hope they can get another good stand and they'll be back on top. An interesting passage awaits.
End Of The Over 31 : 113/4
9 Runs
  • 030.1
  • 230.2
  • 1 NB 30.3
  • 230.3
  • 430.4
  • W 30.5
  • W 30.6
T. Head
0 (1)
S. Smith
49 (88)
S. Joseph
2-0-19-2
30.6
W
Shamar Joseph To Travis Head OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Two in two for Joseph and Windies back into this one. This is a corker of a yorker. Joseph goes full and on off, Head looks to jam it out but misses and it hits the off pole. Too good for any batter that delivery, especially on the very first ball he faces.
30.5
W
Shamar Joseph To Cameron Green OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Joseph strikes. He gets rid of Green. The wicket has come probably later the Windies would have wanted this morning but it has. They'll hope this opens the floodgates now. 103 more needed. This is a brute of a delivery. Good length and around off, it jags back in and there is also some extra bounce. Green looks to defend. It hits the elbow and then onto the stumps.
30.4
4
Shamar Joseph To Cameron Green
FOUR! Green into the 40s. Outside off, this is punched past cover and this one races away.
30.3
2
Shamar Joseph To Cameron Green
Two. Outside off, this is stroked through covers for two.
30.3
nb
Shamar Joseph To Cameron Green
Another no ball. Green punches this shortish ball on off to cover.
30.2
2
Shamar Joseph To Cameron Green
More runs. On off, this is pushed through covers for two.
30.1
0
Shamar Joseph To Cameron Green
Around off, blocked.
End Of The Over 30 : 104/2
1 Runs
  • 129.1
  • 029.2
  • 029.3
  • 029.4
  • 029.5
  • 029.6
S. Smith
49 (88)
C. Green
34 (67)
A. Joseph
10-1-32-1
29.6
0
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
Fuller and on off, this is pushed to mid off.
29.5
0
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
Around off,  blocked.
29.4
0
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
A good short one, evaded.
29.3
0
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
Around off, this is pushed to mid off.
29.2
0
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
Outside off, left alone.
29.1
1
Alzarri Joseph To Cameron Green
Fuller and on off, this is pushed towards mid off for one.
End Of The Over 29 : 103/2
10 Runs
  • 028.1
  • 028.2
  • 028.3
  • 428.4
  • 1 NB 28.5
  • 428.5
  • 128.6
C. Green
33 (66)
S. Smith
49 (83)
S. Joseph
1-0-10-0
28.6
1
Shamar Joseph To Cameron Green
Follows the boundary with a single now as this is worked on the leg side.
28.5
4
Shamar Joseph To Cameron Green
FOUR MORE! Runs flowing now. Fuller and on off, Green leans into it and strokes it down to the long off fence. Boundary.
28.5
nb
Shamar Joseph To Cameron Green
NO BALL! Fuller and on off, this is pushed to cover.
28.4
4
Shamar Joseph To Cameron Green
FOUR! Off the outside edge but safe. Shorter and outside off. Green slashes but this flies off the outside edge. Over everyone and down to the third man fence.
28.3
0
Shamar Joseph To Cameron Green
Fuller and on off, this is driven to cover.
28.2
0
Shamar Joseph To Cameron Green
Bangs it shorter and around off, this is pushed to cover.
28.1
0
Shamar Joseph To Cameron Green
Around off, kept out.
End Of The Over 28 : 93/2
7 Runs
  • 327.1
  • 027.2
  • 027.3
  • 427.4
  • 027.5
  • 027.6
S. Smith
49 (83)
C. Green
24 (59)
A. Joseph
9-1-31-1
27.6
0
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
Shortish and on off, this is pushed to cover.
27.5
0
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
Outside off, left alone.
27.4
4
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
FOUR! Edged but finds the gap. Good length and around off. Smith looks to defend, this goes off the outside edge between gully and first slip and to the third man fence.
27.3
0
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
On the stumps, blocked.
27.2
0
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
Around off, kept out.
27.1
3
Alzarri Joseph To Cameron Green
Three. Fuller and on off, this is driven past cover. Three taken.
End Of The Over 27 : 86/2
6 Runs
  • 126.1
  • 126.2
  • 126.3
  • 026.4
  • 326.5
  • 026.6
S. Smith
45 (78)
C. Green
21 (58)
J. Greaves
9-0-33-1
26.6
0
Justin Greaves To Steven Smith
A bumper. Smith has enough time to let it go over him.
26.5
3
Justin Greaves To Cameron Green
Three taken! Fuller and on off, Green just puts bat on ball and strokes it past mid off. Three taken.
26.4
0
Justin Greaves To Cameron Green
Around off, Green pushes it to mid off.
26.3
1
Justin Greaves To Steven Smith
Bangs it in short and on middle, Smith pulls it through square leg and takes one.
26.2
1
Justin Greaves To Cameron Green
On middle, this is nudged on the leg side for one.
26.1
1
Justin Greaves To Steven Smith
Around off, this is punched towards cover for one.
End Of The Over 26 : 80/2
5 Runs
  • 025.1
  • 025.2
  • 125.3
  • 025.4
  • 025.5
  • 425.6
C. Green
17 (55)
S. Smith
43 (75)
K. Roach
10-1-28-0
25.6
4
Kemar Roach To Cameron Green
FOUR! Clipped away. That will give Green some confidence. On the pads, he clips it past square leg. This races away.
25.5
0
Kemar Roach To Cameron Green
Outside off, left alone.
25.4
0
Kemar Roach To Cameron Green
Around off, blocked.
25.3
1
Kemar Roach To Steven Smith
This time he plays it a little wide of mid on and gets to the other end.
25.2
0
Kemar Roach To Steven Smith
Another one which comes back in. Smith pushed it to mid on.
25.1
0
Kemar Roach To Steven Smith
Around off, this one comes back in. Defended.
End Of The Over 25 : 75/2
4 Runs
  • 024.1
  • 124.2
  • 224.3
  • 024.4
  • 024.5
  • 124.6
S. Smith
42 (72)
C. Green
13 (52)
J. Greaves
8-0-27-1
24.6
1
Justin Greaves To Steven Smith
Back of a length, this time Smith goes after this one outside off and plays it through covers for one.
24.5
0
Justin Greaves To Steven Smith
Another one outside off. Not played at.
24.4
0
Justin Greaves To Steven Smith
Outside off, left alone.
24.3
2
Justin Greaves To Steven Smith
Two. Shorter and around off, this is pushed past cover for two.
24.2
1
Justin Greaves To Cameron Green
Green gets off strike as he pushes this towards cover.
24.1
0
Justin Greaves To Cameron Green
On off, blocked.
End Of The Over 24 : 71/2
3 Runs
  • 123.1
  • 223.2
  • 023.3
  • 023.4
  • 023.5
  • 023.6
S. Smith
39 (68)
C. Green
12 (50)
K. Roach
9-1-23-0
23.6
0
Kemar Roach To Steven Smith
Around off, defended.
23.5
0
Kemar Roach To Steven Smith
A loud shout but not given. Going down leg we feel. This is on the pads. Smith looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
23.4
0
Kemar Roach To Steven Smith
Around off, kept out.
23.3
0
Kemar Roach To Steven Smith
Fuller and on off, this is driven but to mid off.
23.2
2
Kemar Roach To Steven Smith
Two. Short and it sits up to be hit. This is pulled through square leg. Two taken.
23.1
1
Kemar Roach To Cameron Green
Around off, this is pushed to cover.
End Of The Over 23 : 68/2
2 Runs
  • 122.1
  • 022.2
  • 022.3
  • 022.4
  • 022.5
  • 122.6
C. Green
11 (49)
S. Smith
37 (63)
A. Joseph
8-1-24-1
22.6
1
Alzarri Joseph To Cameron Green
On middle; this is worked around the corner for one.
22.5
0
Alzarri Joseph To Cameron Green
Angled into the pads, Green looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pads. Half an appeal but turned down.
22.4
0
Alzarri Joseph To Cameron Green
That is a beauty! First ball to do a bit this morning. Good length and around off, it lands and moves away. Green is beaten as he looks to defend.
22.3
0
Alzarri Joseph To Cameron Green
Around off, this is driven but to mid off.
22.2
0
Alzarri Joseph To Cameron Green
Goes short. Evaded.
22.1
1
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
Around off, Smith nudges it around the leg side for one more.
End Of The Over 22 : 66/2
0 Runs
  • 021.1
  • 021.2
  • 021.3
  • 021.4
  • 021.5
  • 021.6
C. Green
10 (44)
S. Smith
36 (62)
K. Roach
8-1-20-0
21.6
0
Kemar Roach To Cameron Green
Dot to end! Outside off, left alone.
21.5
0
Kemar Roach To Cameron Green
Fuller and on middle, this is pushed to mid on.
21.4
0
Kemar Roach To Cameron Green
On middle, this is pushed to mid on.
21.3
0
Kemar Roach To Cameron Green
On off, this is pushed to cover.
21.2
0
Kemar Roach To Cameron Green
Outside off, left alone.
21.1
0
Kemar Roach To Cameron Green
Around off, this is pushed to cover.
End Of The Over 21 : 66/2
3 Runs
  • 120.1
  • 020.2
  • 020.3
  • 120.4
  • 1 NB 20.5
  • 020.5
  • 020.6
S. Smith
36 (62)
C. Green
10 (38)
A. Joseph
7-1-22-1
20.6
0
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
A pacey short one on middle, Smith ducks under it.
20.5
0
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
Around off, kept out.
20.5
nb
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
Back of a length and around off, defended. No ball signaled.
20.4
1
Alzarri Joseph To Cameron Green
Gets off strike now as he works it towards mid-wicket. The ball not doing a lot as of now. The conditions are quite cloudy but seem fine for batting.
20.3
0
Alzarri Joseph To Cameron Green
Loose. That is way too wide outside off, Green goes after it away from the body but is beaten.
20.2
0
Alzarri Joseph To Cameron Green
Shortish and outside off, left alone.
20.1
1
Alzarri Joseph To Steven Smith
Fuller and around off, Smith pushes it to mid off for one.
End Of The Over 20 : 63/2
3 Runs
  • 119.1
  • 019.2
  • 019.3
  • 019.4
  • 1 LB 19.5
  • 119.6
S. Smith
35 (58)
C. Green
9 (35)
K. Roach
7-0-20-0
19.6
1
Kemar Roach To Steven Smith
Three from the first over then. On middle, this is worked through square leg for one.
19.5
lb
Kemar Roach To Cameron Green
Shortish and on middle, Green looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.
19.4
0
Kemar Roach To Cameron Green
Around off, this is pushed to cover.
19.3
0
Kemar Roach To Cameron Green
On off, good length, defended.
19.2
0
Kemar Roach To Cameron Green
Goes short but down the leg side. Green looks to flick but misses.
19.1
1
Kemar Roach To Steven Smith
First run off the day! Smith walks right across, this is on off, he works it towards mid-wicket for one.
All set for play to begin. The Windies players make their way out to the middle and so do Green and Smith to resume their innings. Kemar Roach to begin.
The game is nicely poised, the Aussies need just over 150 whereas, Windies need 8 wickets. Have to say for now the Aussies are slightly ahead in the game but a wicket or two quickly and they could be under some serious pressure. Saying that, the hosts would know, one good stand and that should do. The first session could well indicate which way this game is going. Stay tuned.
... DAY 4, SESSION 1 ...
However, the hosts came in with a twist as they cut the tail adding around just 10 runs. Shamar Joseph got retired out as Mitchell Starc came in with a scorching yorker right on his toes. His availability is a big concern for West Indies as they are to defend the total. In the chase, Usman Khawaja tickled down one to the keeper and Marnus Labuschagne edged one as well. Cameron Green survived while Steven Smith looked in good shape throughout. He has to play a big part in the chase. Day 4 might be the result day in this game. Join us at 9.30 am IST (4 am GMT) and earlier for the build up. Cheers!
A really good day for the hosts and they are in the driving seat at the moment. West Indies dominated the start of the day, the first one and a half sessions were excellent for them as the middle order showed great character to score runs regularly. All of them got to a start but failed to make the most of it. Kavem Hodge was batting brilliantly and had the game in control but a lapse of concentration saw him getting run out by Travis Head. Justin Greaves and Kevin Sinclair then got things back on the track. West Indies were leading by 200 runs when they went into the last session.
End Of The Over 19 : 60/2
2 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 118.4
  • 118.5
  • 018.6
C. Green
9 (31)
S. Smith
33 (56)
J. Greaves
7-0-23-1
18.6
0
Justin Greaves To Cameron Green
This is full and on middle, Cameron Green drives it to mid on. That will be STUMPS.
18.5
1
Justin Greaves To Steven Smith
Angling on off, Smith nudges it behind square leg for a single.
18.4
1
Justin Greaves To Cameron Green
Short in length and outside off. A back foot punch from Cameron Green through covers for a single.
18.3
0
Justin Greaves To Cameron Green
Length ball, outside off, Cameron Green shoulders arms to it.
18.2
0
Justin Greaves To Cameron Green
Well outside off, Cameron Green leaves it alone.
18.1
0
Justin Greaves To Cameron Green
Short in length and on middle, this is nudged to square leg.
End Of The Over 18 : 58/2
1 Runs
  • 017.1
  • 017.2
  • 017.3
  • 017.4
  • 117.5
  • 017.6
S. Smith
32 (55)
C. Green
8 (26)
K. Roach
6-0-18-0
17.6
0
Kemar Roach To Steven Smith
Around off, Smith steps across and drills it to mid on.
17.5
1
Kemar Roach To Cameron Green
Fuller and outside off, this is driven to covers for a single.
17.4
0
Kemar Roach To Cameron Green
Too full and on off, Cameron Green drives it to mid off.
17.3
0
Kemar Roach To Cameron Green
AGAIN! Roach suggests that is going down. Cameron Green feeling comfortable in the middle. Fuller and nipping on middle and leg. Cameron Green looks to flick but misses.
17.2
0
Kemar Roach To Cameron Green
Shorter and outside off. Cameron Green shoulders arms to it.
17.1
0
Kemar Roach To Cameron Green
Fuller and on middle, Cameron Green pushes it to mid on. Good shout from Cameron Green to send his partner back.
End Of The Over 17 : 57/2
3 Runs
  • 1 NB 16.1
  • 116.1
  • 016.2
  • 016.3
  • 016.4
  • 016.5
  • 116.6
C. Green
7 (21)
S. Smith
32 (54)
J. Greaves
6-0-21-1
16.6
1
Justin Greaves To Cameron Green
WELL SHORT! What an over from Greaves. Fuller and outside off. Cameron Green tries to defend with soft hands but outside edges it to the left of second slip who dives but it almost rolled towards him. One.
16.5
0
Justin Greaves To Cameron Green
A huge appeal for LBW but the finger stays down. West Indies look confident and take it upstairs. Snicko shows no bat involved. Ball Tracking shows the ball goes over the leg pole. NOT OUT! On a length and angling on middle, Cameron Green defends on the front foot but misses and gets hit on the pads.
16.4
0
Justin Greaves To Cameron Green
AGAIN! On a length and outside off, angles in and shapes away late. Cameron Green tries to defend again but misses.
16.3
0
Justin Greaves To Cameron Green
BEATEN! On a length and outside off, rare movement seen. Cameron Green gets forward to defend but misses.
16.2
0
Justin Greaves To Cameron Green
Pushes it full and outside off. Cameron Green leaves.
16.1
1
Justin Greaves To Steven Smith
Outside off, this is guided to point for a single.
16.1
nb
Justin Greaves To Steven Smith
Length and on middle, Smith turns it to mid on. Justin Greaves has overstepped.
End Of The Over 16 : 54/2
2 Runs
  • 115.1
  • 015.2
  • 115.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • 015.6
C. Green
6 (16)
S. Smith
31 (52)
K. Roach
5-0-17-0
15.6
0
Kemar Roach To Cameron Green
Outside off, Cameron Green lets it go.
15.5
0
Kemar Roach To Cameron Green
Goes full and outside off, Cameron Green with soft hands pushes it to point.
15.4
0
Kemar Roach To Cameron Green
This one seams back in from outside off, fuller and Cameron Green lets it go.
15.3
1
Kemar Roach To Steven Smith
Shorter and on middle, this is pulled to square leg for a single.
15.2
0
Kemar Roach To Steven Smith
Length and outside off, angles in. Smith steps across to leave and gets hit on the pads. Impact was outside!
15.1
1
Kemar Roach To Cameron Green
Fuller and around off, Cameron Green strokes it to covers for a single.
End Of The Over 15 : 52/2
2 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 214.2
  • 014.3
  • 014.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
S. Smith
30 (50)
C. Green
5 (12)
J. Greaves
5-0-18-1
14.6
0