Windies end six-year losing streak to Australia

Windies end six-year losing streak to Australia

 Big-hitting Kieron Pollard blasted a typically muscular 47 as West Indies clinched their first win in six years over Australia when they took the second one-dayer by five wickets.

In a match reduced to 40 overs a side because of rain , Australia struggled to 154 for nine under cloudy conditions last nigh with West Indies reaching their Duckworth-Lewis target of 158 with 10 balls remaining.

Pollard top-scored with 47, an innings which featured four huge sixes, one of which, off spinner Xavier Doherty, cleared the Arnos Vale stands and ended on the runway of the neighbouring St Vincent airport.

Carlton Baugh had the honour of hitting the winning runs, another six of the hapless Doherty which flew over midwicket as the home side finished on 163 for five.
Dwyane Bravo also played a crucial role, making 30 in a fifth-wicket partnership of 64 with Pollard which swung the game the West Indies' way after they had lost opener Kieran Powell to a first ball lbw off Brett Lee.

Australia won the first game at the same venue on Friday by 64 runs, their 15th win in their last 16 one-dayers against West Indies, a run stretching back to the 2006 Champions Trophy in India.

West Indies, who suffered an embarrassing middle order collapse in Friday's defeat when they lost six wickets for just seven runs, won the toss on Sunday and put Australia into bat.David Hussey top-scored for the tourists with 37 off 62 balls, an innings which featured four boundaries before he fell to off-spinner Sunil Narine, who finished with figures of 4-27 off eight overs. Narine was named man of the match.
Both sides went into the game with unchanged line-ups.

The start of play was delayed by rain before more showers forced the players off for 90 minutes when Australia were 16-0 after five overs.

Australia then slipped to 46 for three in the 14th over with David Warner (13) and Peter Forrest (0) both dismissed by seamer Kemar Roach in the sixth over of the day.
Roach, desperate for a Test match call-up next month, finished with 2 for 23 off eight overs.

The next match in the series takes place at the same venue tomorrow with the two concluding matches in St Lucia on Friday and Sunday.

SCOREBOARD
Scoreboard in the second one-day international between West Indies and Australia at Arnos Vale on Sunday (match reduced to 40 overs per side because of rain):

Australia
S Watson c sub (Bishoo) b Sammy    25
D Warner b Roach                   13
P Forrest c Sammy b Roach           0
M Hussey c Baugh b Narine          24
D Hussey b Narine                  37
G Bailey c Samuels b Dwayne Bravo  21
D Christian run out                 6
M Wade c Pollard b Narine           3
B Lee not out                      11
C McKay st Baugh b Narine           6
X Doherty not out                   0
Extras: (B-2, LB-3, W-2, NB-1)      8
Total: (for 9 wicket in 40 overs) 154
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Warner), 2-19 (Forrest), 3-46, 4-77, 5-109, 6-121, 7-136, 8-136, 9-154
Bowling: Roach 8-3-23-2, Dwayne Bravo 6-0-30-1, Sammy 4-0-19-1, Russell 6-0-14-0, Narine 8-1-27-4, Pollard 4-0-18-0, Samuels 4-0-18-0

West Indies (target 158 Duckworth/Lewis method):
K Powell lbw b Lee                   0
J Charles run out                   26
M Samuels b Watson                  20
Darren Bravo b Doherty              16
Dwayne Bravo run out                30
K Pollard not out                   47
C Baugh not out                     18
Extras: (B-4, W-2)                   6
Total: (five wickets in 38.2 overs)163
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Powell), 2-42 (Samuels), 3-67 (Charles), 4-74 (Darren Bravo), 5-138 (Dwayne Bravo)
Bowling: Lee 8-1-37-1, McKay 8-2-16-0, Watson 7-1-28-1 (1w), D Hussey 3-0-13-0 (1w), Christian 5-0-26-0, Doherty 7.2-0-39-1. 

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