Australia Beat West Indies By 30 Runs And Digicel Series Level 2-2 One Tie Match


GROS ISLET: West Indies' hopes of a aboriginal alternation win over Australia in 17 years were burst on Sunday back the tourists clinched a 30-run achievement in a blood-tingling fifth and final one-dayer.

Chasing a achievement ambition of 282, West Indies came agonisingly abutting afore Australia won to akin the alternation 2-2 with one tie.

From a acutely hopeless position of 118 for seven, skipper Darren Sammy and all-rounder Andre Russell carved out a almanac eighth-wicket affiliation of 101 off aloof 59 assurance to booty their aggregation to 219
for eight with nine overs left.

Sammy, batting at nine, raced to 50 off aloof 20 assurance and was eventually aftermost man out accepting hit a baking 84 off 50 deliveries with six boundaries and six sixes.

Russell fabricated 41 off 33 assurance afore he was out lbw to Xavier Doherty, the Australians afterwards with a analysis afterwards the batsman had been accustomed not out.

Once that affiliation was broken, the Australians were around home.

West Indies got off to a daydream start, accident opener Johnson Charles and Marlon Samuels, who were both absolved for ducks by a fired-up Brett Lee in the aboriginal and third overs.

Darren Bravo fabricated aloof three off 21 assurance back he was bent abaft by Matthew Wade off Clint McKay with Dwayne Bravo acceptable the fourth man out afterwards a apathetic crowd to mid-off off Shane Watson concluded his abrupt adornment of 19 from 22 balls.

At the center date of their run chase, West Indies were 82 for bristles afterwards opener Adrian Barath had been absolved off apathetic bowler Xavier Doherty.

That larboard them acute a run amount of eight an over and the bearings got worse back Carlton Baugh was bent in the abysmal by Ben Hilfenhaus, who collided with Wade, to accord Lee his third victim.

Kieron Pollard, who accursed a match-winning aeon in Friday's win that had accustomed West Indies a 2-1 lead, was again bent by Mike Hussey off Watson in the 32nd over accepting hit two sixes in a 40-ball 33.

That was the cue for Sammy's and Russell's pyrotechnics which about took them to a acclaimed win.

Lee accomplished with the best abstracts of three for 42 off nine overs.

Australia fabricated 281 for nine, their accomplished account of the series, afterwards actuality put into bat.

Skipper Watson, with 66 off 89 balls, and adolescent opener Warner, who comatose 69 off 61 balls, with 10 fours and a six, put on 118 for the aboriginal wicket by the 20th over as the tourists looked on advance for a 300-plus total.

West Indies again slowed the amount afterwards the openers had ancient and Australia took the abnormal accommodation to advance Lee up the adjustment afterwards the adept had hit a breezy, career-best 59 on Friday.

Lee replaced George Bailey, who had fabricated 19, but lasted aloof 10 assurance either ancillary of a rain adjournment afore he was bowled by off-spinner Sunil Narine.

Forrest, with 53, was the fifth man out, bent by Kemar Roach off Andre Russell with the account at 241 in the 45th over.

David Hussey was out abutting brawl back he fended off a quick, abrupt commitment from Russell to be bent abaft for blank afore Wade prevented acceptable a hat-trick victim.

Wade and Mike Hussey burst Russell for 21 runs off the seamer's aftermost over, the 49th of the innings, but the bowler had the achievement of seeing Hussey bent in the abysmal off his aftermost delivery.

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