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Live: 2nd Test - Australia v West Indies

James Pattinson took a wicket with his first ball of the innings late on day two.

James Pattinson took a wicket with his first ball of the innings late on day two. Photo: AFP

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STUMPS: What a final session by Nathan Lyon. He's grabbed 5-16 in nine overs and the Windies are in all sorts of trouble. They reach stumps at 9-252, behind by 59. They were  4-230 at one stage and dreaming of a handy first-innings lead. That's fanciful thinking now. Make sure you come back at 1130pm tonight for day four. There's bound to be a few more twists. Until then, have a great day!

94th over: WICKET! Where has Lyon been all tour. It's as if the rain delay turned him into a new man. Now it's Shane Shillingford who receives the kiss of death from the former groundsman. He's been well caught by Cowan at short leg after edging onto his pad. WI 8-241, still trailing by 70

92nd over: WICKET! Lyon's done it again. Sammy's senses momentarily take leave and he's clocked that straight to Hussey at long-on. It was like catching practice. That's three wickets in 16 balls for Lyon. If Sammy wasn't skipper the captain would be giving him a good old-fashioned bake. Ottis Gibson's probably doing that right now. WI 7-237

90th over: WICKET! Lyon's a new man after the rain delay. He's found loop, drop and turn. And he's got the big wicket of Chanderpaul. The Windies don't have any more reviews, not that it would have made a difference. That was destined for middle and off. Darren Sammy's in now. There should be some fireworks now! WI 6-231 Baugh 1)

89th over: Pattinson's gone off the field holding his lower back. He looks very uncomfortable. That field and throw in the one motion has not agreed with him. WI 5-231 (Chanderpaul 94, Baugh 1)

88th over: DROPPED! We're being very harsh. That was a red-hot chance for Cowan at short leg. Baugh flicked it off his pads, on zero, hits Cowan's left hand but it doesn't stick. It's probably only a quarter chance, if that. WI 5-231 (Chanderpaul 94, Baugh 1)

88th over: WICKET! Lyon into the attack and he gets instant rewards for Clarke. He's drawn Deonarine down the wicket, deceived him in the air and off the wicket, and Wade takes the bails off. It ends a very good innings by Deonarine - 55 off 139 balls - and is a much-needed wicket for the visitors. Can Australia run through their tail? In comes Carlton Baugh. He owes his team some runs. WI 5-230 (Chanderpaul 94)

87th over: Watson into the attack.

86th over: That's a good save by Hussey in the gully. And his team-mates show their appreciation with a bit of man love. That's good to see, even in this era of sport. Deonarine finds the boundary with the last ball of Hilfenhaus's over. It's the second time in as many overs that's happened to the Tassie lad. WI 4-228 (Chanderpaul 93, Deonarine 54)

85th over: That's a brutal cover drive by Deonarine for his 50 - his third in Test cricket. It came off 132 balls, which is not bad seeing he had four from 42 balls at the start. He's dug in well. Bat manufacturers take note - he does not have a sponsor yet. WI 4-223 (Chanderpaul 92, Deonarine 50)

83rd over: This is a much better spell by Pattinson. He found a thick outside edge from Deonarine which flew safely to gully's right then had a very ambitious lbw appeal turned down. WI 4-214 (Chanderpaul 91, Deonarine 42)

80th over: Chanderpaul moves into the 90s with a boundary from the last ball of Hilfenhaus's over. The new ball is being taken and it's Pattinson to take from the Pavilion End - opposite to where he bowled that nightmare two-over spell after lunch. WI 4-207 (Chanderpaul 91, Deonarine 39)

80th over: Hilfenhaus back into the attack. Is he using this over to warm up before Australia takes the new ball when it becomes available after this over? If Australia do take it, will they let Pattinson use it after the way he bowled earlier today?

79th over: SIX! Chanderpaul gets on one knee and slogs Beer over mid-wicket with the spin. Australia's two spinners have not bowled with much penetration today. WI 4-202 (Chanderpaul 87, Deonarine 38)

78th over: Today is not Shane Watson's greatest day in the field. He's just mis-fielded a straightforward ball at mid-on. It costs Australia a run. Earlier his wild throw over the keeper's head cost four overthrows. He must have had a bad night's sleep. Warner's getting a few to stay low. WI 4-196 (Chanderpaul 81, Deonarine 38)

76th over: It appears Clarke was waving his arms to he could point to Warner to tell him he's bowling. He's turning it quite sharply as well. It drew a muted appeal for lbw from behind the pegs. WI 4-190 (Chanderpaul 76, Deonarine 37)

75th over: It's Michael Beer to resume the over that was interrupted by rain. Clarke's waving his arms at first slip like he's about to have a bowl.

UPDATE: (5.33am AEST) The final session will go from 3.35pm-5.30pm local time (535am-730am AEST) with 28 overs to be bowled.

UPDATE: (5.27am AEST) We're back! I agree with Henry. It's loud. Very loud. I may or may not have run into a few Australian fans who were offering rum and cranberries but I can report they are having a very good time. I can also tell you play will re-start at 3.35pm local time, or 5.35am AEST. Good news is skies are clear and it's looking good in the horizon as well.

UPDATE: (4.45am AEST) The tunes are really pumping out of the party stand, also known as the Trini Posse Stand. Henry Lawson saying on Twitter it's so loud you can hear the music on his tweet. I'm going to head in and see how loud it is in the flesh. Purely for research purposes of course.

UPDATE: (4.40am AEST) The groundsmen want to peel the covers off but it's still raining ever so softly. Encouraging signs.

UPDATE: (4.26am AEST) The groundsmen are out there. There's just the one sopper and the poor guy has to push it up and down the square to get rid of this large volume of water. Where's the motorised sopper. This is like using a bucket to clear water from a flood.

UPDATE: (4.21am AEST) The rain's almost stopped, the sun's out, so the groundsmen should be going to work very soon. I wonder where they are.

UPDATE: This reminds me of a scene from the 12th Man where Richie welcomes us back with a spoonerism as he tries to tell us the rain is coming down in buckets full. It'll take them at least 30 minutes, I reckon, for them to clear the water once it stops raining. The skies to east look a bit brighter so hopefully the rain will stop soon. This Test match deserves a decent finish.

75th over: RAIN! That's either a rain delay or there's a pitch invader hurtling towards the pitch taking the stumps out. Yep, it's rain. It's been threatening for quite some time now and it could be with us for a while. That's a shame for the Windies because they were well on top. For Australia, it'll give Mickey Arthur a chance to regroup his players. They were very flat in the hour after lunch. This game is very delicately poised. WI 4-188, behind by 123 (Chanderpaul 74, Deonarine 37)

74th over: SIX! Warner gets his own treatment. Deonarine uses his feet and tonks a full toss over mid-wicket into the Trini Posse Stand. The Australians do not look at all threatening. WI 4-188 (Chanderpaul 74, Deonarine 37)

74th over: REFERRAL! Geoff Lawson wanted it. On comes Dave Warner with his leggies. And he's appealing first-up for lbw against Deonarine on 31. Warner manages to persuade Clarke into taking a referral. I reckon the captain wishes he didn't listen. It's been turned down. Ball was heading down leg. WI 4-182 (Chanderpaul 74, Deonarine 31)

71st over: Drivers on the roads have turned their lights on if that's an indication as to the light. Chanderpaul's still seeing them well. He's cut Watson for four off the last ball of that over. He's in the zone. WI 4-176 (Chanderpaul 68, Deonarine 31)

70th over: Watson and Beer have dried up the runs in recent overs. It's getting quite dark out there, but not dark enough to see that Ponting keeps chatting away to the umpires. It seems in good spirit, though. WI 4-172 (Chanderpaul 68, Deonarine 27)

67th over: The Windies have taken it up to the Australians after lunch. That's 35 runs from seven overs since the break. Lyon's been dangerous at times but not consistent enough, Pattinson had a shocker, Watson's been tight so far. 4-167 (Chanderpaul 66, Deonarin 24)

66th over: Pattinson can recover away from the spotlight. It's Watson into the attack.

64th over: Pattinson's getting an attack of the yips here. One ball didn't land on the cut stuff. It was wide, full and bounced on the return crease AFTER it passed the batsman. His confidence must be grass high at the moment. Any ball that's close to the mark is getting claps from the slips. Just the one from the over though he can thank Warner for that. He saved a certain boundary.

62nd over: Pattinson to bowl from the other end. He could have changed his whites during the lunch break. He's got a dark red stain on the outside of his left leg just under the knee. It looks as if he's spilt a bucket of claret. He'll be bleeding inside as well. Chanderpaul's taken to him This is his first over: 4, 0nb, 4, 4nb, 2 . . . or in layman's terms 16 runs. Ouch! 4-153 (Chanderpaul 64, Deonarine 12)

61st over: Play's resumed after lunch and it's Lyon to take the ball. It doesn't take long but the crowd is on its feet. Chanderpaul brings up his 50! Well done you tiger. WI 4-137 (Chanderpaul 50, Deonarine 12)

LUNCH: WI 4-132 (Chanderpaul 45, Deonarine 12) That close shave for the Windies means they take the session but only just. They added 83 runs but lost Bravo to Hussey. I'd still rather be in Australia's position but we have a good contest. Join me at 2.40am AEST for the second session.

60th over: It was almost disaster off the last ball before lunch. The Windies took off for a risky single, Deonarine was slow off the mark, the throw from Hussey went to the striker's end and we have a photo finish. It's oh so close. I reckon we're missing a frame here. But Deonarine gets the green light. He can eat his lunch knowing his wicket is still intact.

60th over: The Windies are sprinting to lunch and taking the attack to Australia's spinners. Chanderpaul's swept a loose ball from Beer down leg side for four.

59th over: Lyon into the attack and almost makes an instant imapct. That's a ripper! It turned and bounced and Deonarine got nowhere near it. Next ball, Deonarine slog sweeps over the top for four. It was pitched up on middle and off. Very risky. Then he's swept it fine for another four. That's eight runs in two balls for the bloke who took 42 balls to get to four. WI 4-123 (Chanderpaul 40, Deonarine 12)

58th over: Deonarine must feel as if the walls are caving in on him. He had two off 36 balls a few minutes ago. He's now up to four from 42. WI 4-119 (Chanderpaul 40, Deonarine 4)

55th over: It's Hussey back into the attack. Can he garner another wicket?

52nd over: Back on the field Beer's into the second over of his spell. Deonarine's finding it hard to score. He's on 1 after 23 balls. WI 4-112 (Chanderpaul 37, Deonarine 1)

UPDATE: This is the word on why start of play was delayed this morning. It was match referee Jeff Crowe's decision to come off the ground. He informed the umpires that the TV cameras were down and thought they should come off. The umpires spoke to both sides, who agreed play should not start until the problem was rectified. But the technology was not the sole reason for the delay. There needed to be consultation with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), who were concerned of the implications with their TV partner. If power goes off again, they will stay on. We had a similar incident yesterday but today the back-up generator broke down as well. Perhaps they needed the 12th man to hop on the bike?

49th over: Hilfenhaus into the attack. WI 4-112 (Chanderpaul 37, Deonarine 1)

48th over: Hilfenhaus is limbering up. I'm laying him as favourite to come into the attack.

45th over: Hussey strays on leg and Chanderpaul clips him off this thigh for four. This could be the last we see of Mr Cricket for now. He's done his job. WI 4-108 (Chanderpaul 34, Deonarine 0)

43rd over: WICKET! They're tea pots no more. Clarke's done it again! Hussey strikes with his 11th ball and he's bagged a huge scalp. Bravo's gone, lbw for 38. And he's taken their last referral with him. It's pitched in line and taken his back leg. It was an exercise in futility. Windies in strife now. In comes Narsingh Deonarine. Time for Chanderpaul to do what Hussey did with the bat for Australia. 4-100 (Chanderpaul 26)

43rd over: FIVE! That's sloppy play by the Australians. Bravo took a single to Watson at mid-wicket but gets four overthrows. There's a lot of tea pots out there - hands on hips. Let's play the blame game now. Watson's throw was too high, Wade's five foot something not six foot plus so he can't be to blame. Clarke and Lyon weren't in a position to back up so they can put their hands up as well.

42nd over: Watson's into the attack. Clarke's always making changes so play does not meander along. WI 3-93 (Bravo 33, Chanderpaul 24)

41st over: We have a bowling change, and it's not Shane Watson. We have MEK Hussey into the attack.

39th over: Chanderpaul puts that behind point for four. That will be disheartening for Lyon. Clarke's trying to gee his players up but they're up for a fight this morning. 3-83 (Bravo 32, Chanderpaul 19)

37th over: There's a bit of technical drama with the scorer as well. The light he uses to tell the umpire he's received their signals is not working. So they're using a sponsor's placard which has the number 6 on one side and 4 on the other to communicate. On the field Lyon's produced a beauty but the can't get through Bravo, but well bowled.

36th over: The answer is no. But he's put Wade in an awkward position. The ball swung late after it passed the batsman and Wade's done well to take that, though he's giving his right leg a good stretch and shake after that. That's why the players do their yoga and Pilates. Bravo's made a very positivee start today. Australia better watch out. WI 3-77 (Bravo 32, Chanderpaul 13)

36th over: It's James Pattinson into the attack. Can he produce a wicket with his first ball again?

33rd over: Ponting's wearing a helmet at short cover. There was a time when he would field in close with just his baggy green. I can still remember the day he copped a ball on his gob at The Oval in 2009 Ashes, which caused concern among the England batsmen. Ponting ignored them, spat the blood out and played on. That's tough!

31st over: DROPPED! Chanderpaul gets a life. How costly could this be?! Lyon found his outside edge, it deflected off Wade's pad, wrong-footed Clarke, who was going to his left, and bounced out of his bread basket. That's a two for one meal deal, though you can't really blame Wade for missing it as it was a thick outside edge and Clarke didn't have enough time to account for the deflection.

30th over: It's Lyon and Hilfenhaus to operate in tandem. Beer's off after bowling his three balls left over from last night. Bravo's looking quite good, which is not hard considering he has modelled his game on one BC Lara.

UPDATE: It turns out the match can continue without DRS which begs the question as to why the umpires went off in the first place. It's delayed the start by 20 minutes. Let's hope we don't get to the last session of day five with one side needing another 20 minutes to get a victory.

26th over:  Bravo safely sees out the first over. We'll try and find out more about the confusion this morning and give you a straight answer shortly. WI 3-50 (Bravo 17, Chanderpaul 1)

The players are back out on the field so we're about to start. Beer to finish off his over from last night.

Welcome to Queen's Park Oval where there is already drama without a ball being bowled. Some might even call it high farce. The sun is shining but the players are off the field. We have been told it's because the TV cameras do not work which means there is no DRS. The Australians, as is their right, were not willing to play without DRS so they went off the field.

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2 comments so far

  • Aussie gold you little ripper!! 'The Little Flat Pitch Master' didn't know what to do against the mighty Aussies and now the West Indies are finding out what its like.

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    Ozzie
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    Melbourne Matey
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    April 17, 2012, 11:20PM
    • lol not willing to perform till the cameras are rolling...kinda like porn stars...

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      lol
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      April 18, 2012, 12:02AM

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