Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    5.6 Hazlewood strikes... Good length and nips away off the seam outside off with some extra bounce at 136ks. Brathwaite is crease bound as he has a lazy waft at it and feeds an outer edge to Haddin. Easy take and Australia draw first blood. 23/1
    18.5 superb catch, Marsh pulls this off. Good length and outside off from round the stumps, Shai Hope chases it with a drive and nicks it. Marsh dives to his right from gully and snaffles it. The umpires check for a possible no ball, it is a legal one and West Indies have been reduced to 75 for 3 75/3
    15.1 taken at slip. Sharp, sharp catch.. Tossed up, drifting in and turning away outside off, Bravo hangs on the back foot and pushes at it. All he manages is a thick edge, which is grasped by Clarke, diving low to his left and plucking it inches from the turf. One-hander! Perhaps, Bravo should have been forward to it.. 63/2
    27.3 Dragged on! Back of a length and swerves in a touch off the seam on off. Dowrich, perhaps was aiming to force it through the off side. But he does not move his feet much and ends up inside-edging it back onto the stumps. Hazlewood gets the debutant in the second over after lunch.. 85/4
    30.5 the short ball does the trick! Hazlewood snaps it up near the long-leg boundary. Banged in short and hurries on outside off, Samuels mis-controls a pull. He manages a top edge that balloons in the air. Hazlewood (you can't keep him out of action) runs to his right and pouches it safely. Excellent judgement 91/6
    29.6 Hazlewood reaps more reward for disciplined bowling. He probes away outside off. The one is wider, seduces Blackwood into pushing away from the body. Outside edge taken, third slip - Clarke - dives across in front of Watson at second slip and completes another terrific catch 87/5
    39.3 knocked em' over, West Indies continue to tumble. Full and hurled in on off, Ramdin sits back, this Johnson offering keeps a bit low as it slider under his bat and clatters into the off stump. Timberrrrrrr! Johnson leaps and exults 121/7
    44.5 caught at gully! Angled in outside off from round the stumps, Holder throws his bat at a drive and nicks it off to gully, where Marsh takes it around chest-height 133/8
    50.2 rank long-hop and another top catch, time time from Adam Voges. Taylor lines up for a pull after rocking up, gets a top edge. Voges runs back from short midwicket and snags it over his shoulder with both hands, tumbling onto the ground. 144/9
    not out
    53.5 Clarke snaps it up now, Johnson has his man now. West Indies have been rolled over for 148. Full and outside off, Gabriel backs away, pushes with firm hands and nicks it to second slip 148/10
    2 (nb 1, w 1)
    148 all out (53.5 Overs, RR: 2.74)
    Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 5.6 ov), 2-63 (Darren Bravo, 15.1 ov), 3-75 (Shai Hope, 18.5 ov), 4-85 (Shane Dowrich, 27.3 ov), 5-87 (Jermaine Blackwood, 29.6 ov), 6-91 (Marlon Samuels, 30.5 ov), 7-121 (Denesh Ramdin, 39.3 ov), 8-133 (Jason Holder, 44.5 ov), 9-144 (Jerome Taylor, 50.2 ov), 10-148 (Shannon Gabriel, 53.5 ov)
    MG Johnson13.523432.4501
    JR Hazlewood1573332.2010
    MA Starc1554823.2000
    NM Lyon612013.3300
    SR Watson311103.6600
    SPD Smith10212.0000
    2.2 leading edge and popped to point. Warner perishes for 8. Banged in short, on a leg-stump line near the rib-cage area, Taylor derives extra bounce as well. Warner seeks to turn to leg but is tucked up for room and is undone by the extra zip. He can only spoon it to point, where Blackwood reverse-cups his hands around it 13/1
    16.1 Marsh has nicked off. Dominica finds its voice again. Back of a length and outside off, Marsh pushes with firm hands and edges it through to first slip for a comfortable catch. He has thrown away a solid start.. Marsh shakes his head as he walks back 38/2
    37.5 Top bowling from Bishoo. Smith dances down the track again, this time he perishes. Bishoo pulls his length back a touch and gets it to turn away, rips past the outside edge. The umpires check for a possible no ball but its all fine and Bishoo nips out Smith.. Ramdin whipped the bails off in a flash 97/4
    23.2 Clarke walks off. He edges it behind. Pushed through close to 88ks, slides on outside off, Clarke sets up for a cut through the off side. He can't connect properly, nicking it to the keeper. Ramdin claims his 200th dismissal.. The umpires check for a no ball, it is a legal delivery 61/3
    not out
    39.6 and Bishoo takes out Watson. Beautifully flighted outside off, Watson flashes a drive and gets a thick outside edge after being drawn forward. Holder stoops low at second slip and snaffles a superb, low catch. Two in two overs for Bishoo 112/5
    43.6 crackin' delivery from Bishoo, he takes his fourth wicket. Gorgeous legbreak this. Tossed up, pitches on middle and leg, turns away sharply, past the nervy prod of Haddin, beats the outside edge and hits the top of off. A dream ball for any leggie. Haddin was guilty of staying rooted to the crease there. Unplayable stuff, though 126/6
    63.4 pushed through flatter and turns in, Johnson goes down on one knee and sets up for a sweep but has to settle with a top edge that balloons to short fine leg. Bishoo claims his fifth 178/7
    63.6 bowled'em, through the gate. 50th Test wicket for Bishoo and it has Ambrose clapping. He has his man now. Bishoo gives this ample air outside off, flighted into the rough, Starc goes for an almighty swish and does not connect. Bishoo beats the inside edge and knocks Starc over. 178/8
    78.2 an appeal for lbw and the forefinger goes up. Lyon wants a review. Gabriel's footing is fine. Full and tails in on middle, smacks him on the front pad as Lyon can't connect with a flick after shuffling across. It would have clipped leg and Lyon has to depart. The on-field call from umpire Richard Kettleborough is vindicated. Handy little contribution from Lyon.. and finally a wicket for a quick bowler 221/9
    106.6 Samuels is relieved. Australia have been bowled out for 318. Slides on with the arm on middle, breaches the defence of Hazlewood, sneaks through the gate and clatters into middle. Hazlewood has been dismissed for the first time in Tests 318/10
    18 (b 9, lb 3, nb 5, w 1)
    318 all out (107 Overs, RR: 2.97)
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (David Warner, 2.2 ov), 2-38 (Shaun Marsh, 16.1 ov), 3-61 (Michael Clarke, 23.2 ov), 4-97 (Steven Smith, 37.5 ov), 5-112 (Shane Watson, 39.6 ov), 6-126 (Brad Haddin, 43.6 ov), 7-178 (Mitchell Johnson, 63.4 ov), 8-178 (Mitchell Starc, 63.6 ov), 9-221 (Nathan Lyon, 78.2 ov), 10-318 (Josh Hazlewood, 106.6 ov)
    JE Taylor2007213.6003
    ST Gabriel1533812.5312
    JO Holder1433012.1400
    D Bishoo33108062.4200
    MN Samuels2227113.2200
    J Blackwood301505.0000
    5.1 and another.. This is a Starc special and the off-stump is rattled. Brathwaite has to go now. This was speared full and swings back in on off at 144.2ks, Brathwaite plays across the wrong line and falls over as his balance is shot. Starc rips through the bat-pad gap and nails off 21/2
    4.6 another excellent catch... Short and rises outside off with extra lift, Hope hops, spars at it and nicks it through. Clarke at second slip dives across to his left in front of first (Watson) and takes it 21/1
    16.4 sharp catch from Warner, he flies to his right at mid-off and tumbles onto the ground. Pitched up and wide outside off, Bravo does not get to the pitch of the ball, attempts an away-from-the-body drive and makes a mess of it.. Australia's fielding has been outstanding throughout the Test. Warner is mobbed by his mates 37/3
    66.3 short mid-on comes into play and takes it. Dowrich perishes, Samuels pats him on the way back. Full and on middle and leg, Dowrich seeks to flick it away but ends up chipping it. Watson dives to his right and completes a smart, low catch to end the stand 181/4
    76.2 the short ball brings about Samuels' downfall for the second time in the game... Top lifter from Johnson outside off at 143.9ks, Samuels goes for a hook but Johnson is too quick for him. He top-edges it to deep backward square leg. The Mitchells do the job for Australia.. Two wickets in four balls as Johnson sets off on a celebratory sprint 198/6
    75.5 Lyon strikes... He gives this ample air outside off, lures Blackwood well out of the crease and defeats him in flight. Haddin fumbled on the first attempt but recovered and took the bails off on the second to have Blackwood stumped. Reward for tight, disciplined bowling... 198/5
    79.6 played on.. Lyon is mobbed by his team-mates.. Flatter and spins back in on off, Ramdin goes on the back foot, pushes with an angled bat and drags it back onto the leg stump 206/7
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    81.1 big shout for lbw, given out by umpire Richard Kettleborough.. Very full and swings back in on off at 140.8ks, Taylor is rooted to the crease as he fails to jam out the defence. Smacked on the back pad in front of middle and off. He does not want to challenge the decision and walks off for a duck. It looked pretty plumb.. 206/8
    85.5 Timber... Very full, comes in with the angle at 143.3ks, shoots through the gate and hits the leg stump. Bishoo was crease-bound, lazily pushing at that one 216/9
    85.6 Boom! Starc has scythed through West Indies tail with the second new ball. The hosts have been bowled out for 216. Right in the blockhole and speared on middle, swings in late at 144ks, Gabriel plays all around and does not connect. Deflection off the pad and Starc clatters the middle stump.. 216/10
    22 (b 11, lb 10, w 1)
    216 all out (86 Overs, RR: 2.51)
    Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Shai Hope, 4.6 ov), 2-21 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 5.1 ov), 3-37 (Darren Bravo, 16.4 ov), 4-181 (Shane Dowrich, 66.3 ov), 5-198 (Jermaine Blackwood, 75.5 ov), 6-198 (Marlon Samuels, 76.2 ov), 7-206 (Denesh Ramdin, 79.6 ov), 8-206 (Jerome Taylor, 81.1 ov), 9-216 (Devendra Bishoo, 85.5 ov), 10-216 (Shannon Gabriel, 85.6 ov)
    MG Johnson1533822.5310
    MA Starc1872841.5500
    JR Hazlewood1671721.0600
    NM Lyon2476722.7900
    SPD Smith201608.0000
    SR Watson73600.8500
    AC Voges201507.5000
    MJ Clarke20804.0000

Close of Play

  • Wed, 3 Jun - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 85/3 (SPD Smith 17*, AC Voges 20*, 30 ov)
  • Thu, 4 Jun - day 2 - West Indies 2nd innings 25/2 (DM Bravo 3*, SO Dowrich 1*, 11 ov)
  • Fri, 5 Jun - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 47/1 (5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Tail wags Australia's Test team

    It was the irascible Jarrod Kimber who spoke for much of the cricket world in his brief verdict on the brutal finish of the Dominica Test match. "Australia's tail," he tweeted, "is the second best Test team around after South Africa."

  • Australia's fiery pacers and quick chasers

    Stats highlights from the third day of Australia's nine-wicket win over the West Indies in Roseau

  • 30 and over

    Inspired by the Test debuts of Luke Ronchi and Adam Voges, a quiz on those who can no longer be called 'young' in the oldest format (remember all questions pertain to the performance of players when in the age group of 30 and above)

  • Brutal, but not brilliant

    A businesslike public celebration at the end of the match spoke for the fact that the Australian players and staff know that more and better can be achieved

  • Australia win inside three days

    On Wednesday morning Australia began their defence of the Frank Worrell Trophy. By Friday evening they had retained it

Disciplined Windies


Wickets lost during the 1st session, the fewest in any session this Test. Each of the previous 6 sessions saw at least 3 wickets lost

A rare dismissal, almost


Instances of a pacer dismissing a batsman stumped since 2001 (MEK Hussey, 2011). Shane Watson almost became the 2nd

Changing responsibilities


Overs delivered by Steven Smith in the first 14 Test innings where he got a bowl. He only delivered 55 overs in the next 13

Different pitch, different day


No. of wkts Bishoo had taken from 53 overs in his previous Test against Australia; he took 4 wkts in his first 16 overs in this inns.

Applying the squeeze


Dots in a row bowled by Bishoo when he started the day off. He conceded just two runs off his first-three overs of the 2nd day.

Country for old men


Number of Australians aged 35+ who have made their Test debut since 1950, the most from any nation

Dowrich looking to history


Instances of a WI batsmen scoring a century on debut in the last 5 years - also in Dominica (Kirk Edwards, v India, 2011)

Better already


WI's average opening stand in their last home series against AUS (2012). The six opening stands were 38, 2, 0, 6, 1 & 0

Hoping for more

5 & 9

Shai Hope's scores in his only previous Test - versus England, Barbados, 2015. He has a first class average of 32.08

An Umpiring record


Tests as umpire for Aleem Dar, joint-third-most with Daryl Harper, behind Steve Bucknor (128) and Rudi Koertzen (108)

Better at home


Number of times West Indies have beaten Australia in a home Test since 1999. They have not won in Australia

Old not gold, anymore


Number of players aged 35+ who made their Test debuts till 1950. There have been only 27 since then