Impressive Australia drub Windies

Impressive Australia drub Windies

Shane Watson top scores with 59 for Aussies in his 100th one-dayer

Impressive Australia drub Windies

Shane WatsonAfter Australia made eight for 256 from the allotted 50 overs, any chance the Windies had of victory effectively disappeared when they slumped to three for 12 in the fifth over as they were bundled out for a meagre 143 in the 35th over.

Skipper Chris Gayle lasted until the first ball of the third over when he fell for seven –– courtesy a superb catch by Mitchell Johnson at mid-off, running the same way as the ball, off the bowling of Doug Bollinger.

Ryan Harris then claimed Runako Morton and Bollinger struck again dismissing Travis Dowlin in the next two overs to effectively seal the fate of the match. Harris, the man of the series against Pakistan, continued his stunning form since returning to the Australian side, finishing with three for 24.

The only West Indies player who could hold his head high was all-rounder Kieron Pollard, who not only took his career best one-day figures of three for 45 with the ball, but gave the Windies brief hope by scoring 31.

Score Board


Watson c Morton b Gayle    59
Marsh c Ramdin b Smith    20
Ponting b Pollard    49
Clarke c Ramdin b Pollard    18
White c Ramdin b Roach    22
Hussey c Ramdin b Rampaul    28
Haddin c&b Pollard    8
Johnson b Rampaul    21
Hauritz (not out)    6
Harris (not out)    2
Extras (B-4, LB-9, W-10)    23
Total (for 8 wkts, 50 overs)    256
Fall of wickets: 1-50, 2-135, 3-144, 4-179, 5-189, 6-210, 7-241, 8-254.
Bowling: Roach 10-1-41-1, Rampaul 8-0-43-2, Smith 8-0-42-1, Miller 8-0-40-0, Gayle 6-0-32-1, Pollard 10-0-45-3.


Gayle c Johnson b Bollinger    7
Morton c Haddin b Harris    3
Dowlin c White b Bollinger    1
Simmons c Haddin b Watson    29
Deonarine c Ponting b Johnson    19
Pollard c Johnson b Hauritz    31
Ramdin b Harris    17
Smith c Watson b Hauritz    7
Miller c Haddin b Harris    4
Rampaul c Marsh b Hauritz    3
Roach (not out)    0
Extras (B-4, LB-7, W-11)    22     
Total (all out; 34.2 overs)    143
Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-12, 3-12, 4-44, 5-108, 6-111, 7-135, 8-136, 9-143.
Bowling: Bollinger 6-3-18-2, Harris 9-1-24-3, Johnson 7-0-31-1, Watson 6-0-31-1, Hauritz 6.2-0-28-3. 

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