Australia’s bowling attack was in a no-holds-bar mood when they took out the Windies in the decisive third and final match of the CG Insurance ODI Series.
The visitors bowled with a lot of smarts to out the home team for a paltry 152 runs from only 45.1 overs.
The team from down under then brushed aside the target making 153-4 off 30.3 overs at their turn to bat.
The result meant the Aussies earned the bragging rights of taking the series 2-1 – they won the first match by 133 runs while West Indies bounced back to win the second by four wickets.
The Australian new-ball attack led by Mitchell Starc was again too strong for the Windies batters.
Starc, the over 143 kph left-arm speedster, took 3-43 off 9.1 overs, while his co-star Josh Hazlewood took 2-18 off eight overs.
Also, lending great support to the pace attack was left-arm spinner Ashton Agar, bowled 10-1-31-2.
He also contributed with the bat hitting 19 not out off 33 balls to earn the CG Insurance Player-of-the-Match award.
Left-hander Matthew Wade scored 51 not out off 52 balls, with five fours and two sixes, and shared a fourth-wicket stand of 34 with captain Alex Carey (35).
The Windies’ standout performer was Evin Lewis, who, after retiring hurt, returned to the wicket to score 55 not out off 66 balls with five boundaries and three sixes.
The Windies will next take on Pakistan in Barbados at Kensington Oval tomorrow in the first of their four-match T-20 series.
Following the Osaka Presents PSO Carient T20 Cup, West Indies and Pakistan will then play two Betway Test matches at Sabina Park in Jamaica from August 12-16 and then from August 20-24. This is the first Test Series for the West Indies in the new 2021-2023 ICC World Test Championship.
FULL MATCH SCHEDULE
July 28: 1st Osaka Presents PSO Carient T20 Cup match at Kensington Oval – 10am local (9am Jamaica Time)
July 31: 2nd Osaka Presents PSO Carient T20 Cup match at Guyana National Stadium – 11am local (10am Jamaica)
August 1: 3rd Osaka Presents PSO Carient T20 Cup match at Guyana National Stadium – 11am local (10am Jamaica)
August 3: 4th Osaka Presents PSO Carient T20 Cup match at Guyana National Stadium – 11am local (10am Jamaica)
August 12-16: 1st Betway Test at Sabina Park – 10am Jamaica Time (11am Eastern Caribbean)
August 20-24: 2nd Betway Test at Sabina Park – 10am Jamaica Time (11am Eastern Caribbean)
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Edited by Jesus Chan
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