Shane Watson returned to the Australian side as captain Michael Clarke elected to bat against West Indies, after winning the toss in the third ODI at Canberra.
In the second ODI of the series, a scintillating century from George Bailey and another five wicket haul for Mitchell Starc helped Australia take a 2-0 lead with a victory by 54 runs.
Chasing 267, the visitors were rocked by in-form Starc who picked up two wickets in his first over.
Starc went on a rampage as he picked up his third in the eighth over to reduce the West Indies to 33 for three.
Opener Kieran Powell and Dwayne Bravo brought their side back into the chase with a 126-run stand for the fourth wicket. But Glenn Maxwell, the new million-dollar boy of the Indian Premier League, struck to give his side a vital breakthrough when he sent back Bravo.
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Kieran Powell, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Devon Thomas (wk), Darren Sammy (c), Andre Russell, Kemar Roach, Sunil Narine
Australia: Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Phillip Hughes, Michael Clarke (c), George Bailey, Matthew Wade (wk), Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Clint McKay
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First Published: February 6, 2013, 8:44 am