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Australia won by 39 runs | Australia Vs West Indies Live Score, 3rd ODI

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Watson: 'Really nice to go out there and bat in the middle. I was looking forward to it for the last 4 weeks. It was a really nice wicket out there to get back to form. It was one of those days when you feel good about batting. It was a great wicket to bat on. I spent quality time with my wife in the 4 weeks but I was always looking forward to coming back and playing cricket.'
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Australia take the series 3-0. Two more matches to go, so they can aim for a whitewash. 330 was a huge target but West Indies were in the game for a large part of the chase. The Bravos put on a century stand and set up a very good platform but the big hitters couldn't do much. Gayle failed, Pollard was run out, and that left a bit too much for the likes of Russell and Sammy. For Australia, it was Faulkner who was the pick of the bowlers. His double strike in the 38th over took the life out of the West Indies chase.
End of over 48, 1 runs (W 1 W )
WI: 291/11
Darren Sammy - 8(7) This over: 0 runs
Kemar Roach - 1(1) This over: 1 runs
James Faulkner
(8.5 - 1 - 49 - 5)
47.3 James Faulkner to Darren Sammy W
out Bowled!! Faulkner has finished the game! Full, fast and absolutely straight, Sammy slogs across the line and misses it completely. Faulkner is pumped up - he ends with 4 wickets, 2 of which were game-changing. Sammy b Faulkner 8(7) [6s-1]
5 wickets for James Faulkner. James Faulkner is killing WI
47.2 James Faulkner to Kemar Roach 1
1 run, back of a length and on the middle and leg, Roach works it to deep backward square leg for a single
Kemar Roach, right handed bat, comes to the crease
47.1 James Faulkner to Sunil Narine W
out Bowled!! Faulkner comes, Faulkner strikes. He was the game changer earlier in the game and he is finishing it off in style. A yorker on the off, Narine is late in bringing the bat down and misses, the ball hits off stump. Australia one wicket away from a series win. Narine b Faulkner 1(3)
3 wickets for James Faulkner. James Faulkner is on a roll.
10 wickets down for WI. Out batsman is Sunil Narine. It is all over for WI.
James Faulkner [8.0-1-47-2] is back into the attack
End of over 47, 8 runs (6 . . 1 . 1 )
WI: 290/8
Sunil Narine - 1(2) This over: 1 runs
Darren Sammy - 8(6) This over: 7 runs
Mitchell Johnson
(9.1 - 1 - 59 - 1)
46.6 Mitchell Johnson to Sunil Narine 1
1 run, fuller length and on the middle and leg, Narine flicks it to deep square leg for a single
46.5 Mitchell Johnson to Sunil Narine 0
no run, short of length and straight, Narine makes room and looks to cut but misses
Narine hit 4 consecutive sixes in the last match. Something similar will be very helpful!
46.4 Mitchell Johnson to Darren Sammy 1
1 run, good bowling, a yorker length delivery from round the wicket, Sammy jams it to point
46.3 Mitchell Johnson to Darren Sammy 0
no run, ouch! Sammy is hit on the chest. Banged in short this time, Sammy looks to pull but misses, the ball hits him flush on the chest. He is in pain, but is ready to bat again
46.2 Mitchell Johnson to Darren Sammy 0
no run, Johnson shortens the length, Sammy defends off the backfoot

Match details

Toss : Australia won the toss and elected to bat first

Umpires : Asad Rauf (Pak) and Simon Fry (Aus)

TV umpire : Nigel Llong (Eng)

Match referee : Ranjan Madugalle (SL)

Teams

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.

West Indies : Chris Gayle, Kieran Powell, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Devon Thomas(wk), Andre Russell, Darren Sammy(c), Sunil Narine, Kemar Roach.

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