61.6 the angle and extra bounce does Brathwaite in! He falls 15 short of a century. Sliding across off from round the wicket, Brathwaite aimed to steer it past slip. The ball takes the front glove on its way to Smith at slip 158/5
    4.3 WI lose Hope. He nicks behind now. Similar ball outside off, moves away off the seam with a hint of extra bounce, leaving the batsman pushing and edging. Encouraging carry to Nevill. Hazlewood, who went wicketless in the Boxing Day Test, strikes in his third over here 13/1
    34.4 Patto breaks the stand with a well-directed short ball. His frontfoot is fine. Banged in, attacking the chest of Bravo with extra pace and bounce. He takes his eyes off the ball as he pulls with a top edge. Khawaja runs in from deep backward square leg and snaffles it 104/2
    41.3 terrible, terrible running from Samuels. He is upset at his junior partner, though. There was no single there, a dismissal that sums up Samuels' woes. This one slides on, chopped straight to backward point, and Samuels calls/half-calls, setting off. He stops in the middle of the pitch, Brathwaite had dropped his bat onto the pitch, slipping, before recovering, and running back to the safe end. Hazlewood throws the ball to Nevill who takes the bails off. Samuels, meanwhile, throws a stare at Brathwaite before exiting. There was absolutely no single there 115/3
    49.4 Knocked'em over. Rips back in, some extra bounce, and hits the top of off. What a peach and Lyon has reward to show for. Length and turns sharply from miles outside off. Blackwood misjudged it, offering no stroke. He did not expect the ball to do that much 131/4
    102.4 edged and Smith takes a sharp catch! O'Keefe held this back outside off, Ramdin is lured into throwing his bat at it. Flashing outside edge, and Smith dives to his right and completes an excellent overhead catch 296/8
    64.3 Burns takes a superb one-handed catch and is mobbed by his team-mates! He bends low to his right and snaps it up at short leg. First Test wicket at home for O'Keefe. Full and drifts into middle and leg, clipped off by Holder... but Burns swoops and pouches it. Plenty of pats and slaps on the helmet 159/6
    85.5 bowled'em! Take that, pace like fire... Patto has his man now! He lets out a big roar.. His frontfoot is okay. Full and swings away late at 144.4ks, Carlos is squared up, plays across the line, and Patto knocks back the off stump. Carlos gone for 69 off 71 balls 246/7
    103.1 tossed up and spins back in appreciably from outside off, Roach plays back and offers a bat-pad catch to Burns at short leg. Good extra bounce, there, as well. This is a dolly catch 300/9
    112.1 O'Keefe wraps up the innings! Flat and bounces outside off, some turn as well, Taylor falls back and slashes a cut into the lap of point. And that's lunch on the fifth day 330/10
    not out
    8 (b 5, lb 2, nb 1)
    330 all out (112.1 Overs, RR: 2.94)
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Shai Hope, 4.3 ov), 2-104 (Darren Bravo, 34.4 ov), 3-115 (Marlon Samuels, 41.3 ov), 4-131 (Jermaine Blackwood, 49.4 ov), 5-158 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 61.6 ov), 6-159 (Jason Holder, 64.3 ov), 7-246 (Carlos Brathwaite, 85.5 ov), 8-296 (Denesh Ramdin, 102.4 ov), 9-300 (Kemar Roach, 103.1 ov), 10-330 (Jerome Taylor, 112.1 ov)
    JR Hazlewood1854912.7200
    JL Pattinson1837624.2201
    NM Lyon461212032.6000
    MR Marsh411503.7500
    SNJ O'Keefe26.176332.4000

Close of Play

  • Sun, 3 Jan - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 207/6 (D Ramdin 23*, CR Brathwaite 35*, 75 ov)
  • Mon, 4 Jan - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 248/7 (D Ramdin 30*, KAJ Roach 0*, 86.2 ov)
  • Tue, 5 Jan - day 3 - no play
  • Wed, 6 Jan - day 4 - no play
  • Thu, 7 Jan - day 5 - Australia 1st innings 176/2d (38 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Warner's quick fifties


No. of times David Warner has got to 50 runs quicker than run-a-ball in Tests. Since 2002, only Virender Sehwag, 17, has done this more often.

Hard work


Balls bowled by Lyon in this inns - the 4th highest bowled by any spinner in the first inns of a Test at the SCG. Highest since Bob Holland's 282 balls in '85-86.

Smashing down the order


Number of sixes by Carlos Brathwaite at No.8, joint-most by a West Indies batsman at the position. Overall record at the position is 12 sixes by Wasim Akram.

Lower-order resistance


No. of fifty-plus stands in this series by West Indies. Three of them have come for the 7th wicket.

Century at home


No. of spinners who have taken 100 Test wickets in Australia. Nathan Lyon is the latest addition to this list with his wicket of K Braithwaite

First of a kind


No. of run out dismissals for Samuels in his Test career of 113 innings, before this match. Got run out for 4 in this innings. He was out in this manner 14 times in ODIs.

Nervous 90s


Partnerships ended after adding runs between 90 and 99 for West Indies in this series, including Bravo-Brathwaite in this inns. Bravo is involved in all 3.

twin spin?


Last time Australia played two front line spinners in a SCG Test, before this. Warne and McGill played vs South Africa and shared just 6 wickets between them.

Another Decisive venue


Tests ended as draw in the last 22 Tests played at SCG since 1995. Both the draws involved India (2003-04 & 2014-15). Hosts have lost only 3 out of last 22 matches.