Live: 2nd Test - Australia v West Indies
Ricky Ponting looks back to see his shot caught out by Darren Sammy as bowler Kemar Roach celebrates. Photo: AFP
STUMPS: This series just keeps on delivering. Hussey and Wade survive the final over to get Australia to 5-208 (Hussey 26, Wade 11). Watson was the best of the Australians, grafting a tough 56, but batting is not easy. A first innings total of 300 will be hard to run down. The pitch is already starting to take turn so Australia's decision to pick two spinners, Beer and Lyon, looks sound at this stage. Of course, they'll have to deliver the goods when their turn comes. The report for day one will be on smh.com.au very soon. Join me later tonight for day two. Have a great Monday!
89th over: That's a lovely cover drive by Mr Cricket. He'll be the key wicket for the Windies tomorrow, assuming he gets to stumps of course. But I'm happy to back him in. He's taken a single off the last ball which means he'll be on strike for the last over of the day. Aus 5-207 (Hussey, 25, Wade 11)
88th over: Good news is light will not be a factor, bad news is there's only two more overs after this. Wade looks a lot more comfortable against the quicks, though he's intent on flashing wide to Roach. Hussey walks down the pitch and reminds him how close it is to stumps. Aus 5-201 (Hussey 20, Wade 11)
86th over: Roach is back into the attack but the new ball is still nowhere to be seen. Aus 5-201 (Hussey 20, Wade 11)
81st over: The new ball is available but the Windies continue with spin. Not a bad idea as Wade does not look convincing at all against Shillingford and Deonarine. Aus 5-185 (Hussey 13, Wade 2)
78th over: DROPPED! A very hard chance is put down by Kraigg Brathwaite. Matthew Wade, on two, survives. He pushed firmly low to short leg but Brathwaite could not hold on.
77th over: Anyone watching the coverage the two blokes in the crowd with a Greater Western Sydney jumper? No wonder GWS can't pull a crowd if half their supporter base are in the Caribbean watching the cricket.
76th over: Short delay here as the Windies trainers come out to treat Shillingford. He's rolled his ankle fielding out in the deep. All's well that ends well, he's still out there.
73rd over: WICKET! Shane Watson goes for 56 and that's a huge blow for Australia. He's come forward with a defensive prod to Shillingford but Adrian Barath at short leg takes a very fine reflex catch in close. Shillingford's bowled extremely well today. He has 2-46 after 25 overs. Matthew Wade is the new man in, only the tail to come. Aus 5-178 (Hussey 8)
69th over: DROPPED! Hussey's been let off on five and the Windies could pay big time for this. Shillingford managed to get one to jump and turn away, finding the edge, but Carlton Baugh fluffed up what really should have been a straightforward chance. I don't have a Masters in wicketkeeping but it looked like he didn't stay down low enough. Aus 4-173 (Watson 54, Hussey 5)
UPDATE: Good morning to everyone back home. If you're not planning on turning your sleeping patterns upside down this week I consider you have a re-think if play so far is any indication of what's in store this Test. The Windies continue to make life difficult for Australia. After winning the toss and batting first, Australia are 4-167 in the 67th over. Michael Clarke got out only a few minutes ago for a hard-fought 45. Shane Watson has been the rock so far for Australia. He's on 54 and hasn't run anyone out... yet.
Welcome to Queen's Park Oval for the day one of the second Test. We've had some drama inside and outside of the press box. The dramas inside the box stopped us from telling you what was happening outside of it but the tech guys assure me we're back! I believe him, for now.
Australia pulled some big moves at selection. Ryan Harris has been controversially rested after his man-of-the-match performance, Peter Siddle has a stiff back. Selectors didn't want to risk the pair after such a short gap between games. In come Michael Beer and James Pattinson. Beer is playing his second Test and first since the final match of the 2010-11 Ashes series. He joins Nathan Lyon as Australia plays two spinners for the first time since the Nagpur Test against India in late 2008.
The West Indies are playing just the one spinner. They've dumped Devendra Bishoo and given Shane Shillingford his first Test since he corrected an illegal action. Also out is Kirk Edwards, who has an injured knee. His place has been taken by Kieran Powell.
Join Andrew Wu for live coverage of the first day of the second Test between Australia and West Indies in Port of Spain.