Australia vs W Indies
AUSTRALIA WIN BY 36 RUNS
And the Test series 2-0. Though it was way more tightly contested than that scoreline suggests. West Indies have shown so much grit and passion and spirit and there are huge positives to take away from this game. They should be proud for what they've done. Chris Gayle is man of the match - and he's got plenty of positive words for his troops. About that Roach dismissal, by the way. If he was given not out - and Australia were the team to appeal it - he would have still been not out. Eek. Anyway, thanks for joining us. We'll be back for more action in the South Africa and England game later.
Over 93 Bollinger 0-4-W
232 all out Roach starts off the over by slashing a shot and wide one for for. The West Indies now need 36 runs to win. Wow. WICKET! It's not to be today, though - Australia appeal for a caught behind and the umpire gives it but Roach decides to refer it. There was a definite noise but replays and hot spot show nothing concrete that he had nicked it. The wait is long and tense but the original decision stands, there's no clear evidence of it either way so the original decision must stand. But wow, what a Test this has been,
Over 94 Watson 0-0-4-0-0-2
319-9 Tonge takes four towards fine leg with an inside edge. Lucky there. Two more off the final ball of the over and it falls short and safely in the outfield.
Over 93 Bollinger 0-0-2-2-0-1
3139 Tonge is keen to play some shots, he takes two just short of third man and then two more by punching one down the ground. A single will keep him on strike - he needs to be careful, though.
Over Watson 92 0-0-0-0-0-0
308-9 Roach continues his defence and it's a maiden to start things off this morning.
And welcome to the final day of the third Test between Australia and West Indies. The hosts need just one wicket to wrap up victory in Perth. Join us shortly to see how it all unfolds.
- 16th - 17th Dec 2009
- B F Bowden and I J Gould
w indies BATTING CARD
|Gayle||c Haddin b Watson||21|
|Dowlin||c Clarke b Bollinger||22|
|Sarwan||c Haddin b Hauritz||11|
|Bravo||c Hussey b Johnson||1|
|Benn||c Sub b Johnson||33|
|Rampaul||c McKay b Johnson||10|
|Roach||c Haddin b Bollinger||17|
|Extras||5nb, 1w, 9b, 9lb||24|
|Total||Close, 94.3 Overs||323|