Home > News >

Adam Voges century helps Australia complete whitewash over the West Indies

Adam Voges century helps Australia complete whitewash over the West Indies

Adam Voges scored 112 off 106 deliveries against the West Indies in the fifth ODI at Melbourne © Getty Images

Melbourne: Feb 10, 2013

Australia bowled out West Indies for 257 to secure a 17-run victory and a 5-0 whitewash in their One-Day International series on Sunday, thanks to a century from stand-in Adam Voges.

The tourists had looked on target to chase down a 275-run target at the MCG when Johnson Charles struck his maiden century to match Voges, who scored a magnificent unbeaten 112.

The West Indian opener struck a boundary to bring up his 100 off 120 balls, including eight fours and a six. But he fell next ball, caught by Ben Cutting at square leg playing a poor shot to Clint McKay. He had ridden his luck, surviving two dropped catches and two television reviews.

After that wickets fell regularly as the required run rate soared and the West Indies were forced to hit out.

Captain Darren Sammy had a late chance to guide the tourists to the target but he was caught behind by Brad Hadddin off McKay for 23 off 18 balls.

West Indies still needed 18 runs off five balls and it proved too much.

Opener Kieran Powell had been the first to go, caught in the slips by Aaron Finch off paceman Mitchell Johnson for just two.

Darren Bravo managed 33 in a partnership of 106 with Charles before all-rounder James Faulkner held a fine low catch off Xavier Doherty’s finger spin.

Brother Dwayne had made 13 when Johnson clean-bowled him with a late inswinger.

After Charles went, Narsingh Deonarine was out for four, caught Haddin bowled Cutting. Devon Thomas smashed 19 off 18 balls but was run out by Shaun Marsh.

Big-hitting Kieron Pollard holed out for 45, caught by Finch at long on off Faulkner.

Sammy lamented his side’s failure to take chances. “We were right in there — again,” he said. “I think we shot ourselves in the foot. We should have chased down these runs.”

Voges, batting at number five, had earlier steadied the Australian innings after a disastrous start and went on to complete his ton off 98 balls.

The 33-year-old was only drafted into the side on Friday to replace the injured George Bailey, but he played the star role despite being a fringe player in the six years since he made his debut.

Australian captain Shane Watson paid tribute to Voges, saying he “was absolutely amazing, the way he controlled the innings.”

For Voges, it was all about taking his chance.

“I guess you never say never… the great thing is, the selectors have brought me back when I’m playing well,” he said. “You have to make the most of it while it lasts.”

West Indies had the home side at 2 for 2 wickets, but they let Australia off the hook and went for 100 runs in the final 10 overs.

When Voges came in they were three for 63 and a high total looked unlikely with skipper Michael Clarke also on the injured list following more hamstring trouble. But only two more wickets fell.

Voges cracked a six to bring up a 100 partnership with fellow veteran Brad Haddin.

Haddin skied a top edge off Kemar Roach to Kieran Powell in the deep when he had made 43 off 45 balls out of a partnership of 111 with Voges.

Faulkner accompanied Voges through the final overs, adding a quickfire 31 off 24 balls. The pair put on 81 runs from 51 balls.

West Indies had looked in control in the opening stages when Best bowled Watson first ball.

Finch then top-edged a Best bouncer to Narine at fine leg on the boundary in the third over for just one run. Shaun Marsh, in for Clarke, found the first boundary in the fifth over.

Phillip Hughes patiently built a partnership of 61 with Marsh before Dwayne Bravo had him caught for 29 off 61 balls.

Pollard took the freak leaping catch at backward point, knocking the ball into the air with an outstretched left hand and holding it easily at second bite.

Keeper Devon Thomas snapped up Marsh, who had reached 40 off 58 balls and was looking set at the start of the 25th over. It was Dwayne Bravo’s 150th ODI wicket, the third quickest West Indian to the milestone.

Australia take on the world Twenty20 champions in a T20 format amtch , at the Gabba in Brisbane on Wednesday, the final game of the tour.

Brief Scores: Australia 274 for 5 in 50 overs (Adam Voges 112, Brad Haddin 43, Shaun Marsh 40; Dwayne Bravo 2 for 62, Tino Best 2 for 71) bt West Indies 257 all-out in 49.5 overs (Johnson Charles 100, Kieron Pollard 45; Mitchell Johnson 3 for 50, Clint McKay 3 for 52) by 17 runs.

Man of the Match: Adam Voges
 
Full Scorecard

Photo Gallery

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Mount Maunganui

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Dhaka

More

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 11, 2014  at Delhi

India won by 48 runs

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test at Dubai

Videos

AB de Villiers praises team after win in 1st ODI

Saeed Ajmal’s action to be assessed after two more weeks of remedial work under Saqlain Mushtaq

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1 highlights: Younis Khan’s ton, Mitchell Johnson’s riveting spell

Steve O’Keefe and other Test cricketers with apostrophes in their surnames

Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Geoff Marsh and other Father-Son trios to have played Test cricket

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Why did Mohammad Hafeez go for a shocking review?

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 India New Zealand New Zealand vs South Africa New Zealand vs South Africa 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of New Zealand 2014 South Africa vs New Zealand South Africa vs New Zealand 2014

Saeed Ajmal’s action to be assessed after two more weeks of remedial work under Saqlain Mushtaq

Nepal to host world’s first blind women’s cricket series

All India Public Sector Cricket Tournament to be held in Mumbai

Mitchell Johnson: We need to use new ball well tomorrow

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Younis Khan proud at scoring record 25th Test ton

South Africa vs New Zealand 2014: Vital for Brendon McCullum to find form quickly

Younis Khan: First Pakistani and 12th overall to score a century against all 9 Test nations

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1 highlights: Younis Khan’s ton, Mitchell Johnson’s riveting spell

Younis Khan becomes first Pakistan batsman to score a ton against each of the Test-playing nations

Steve O’Keefe and other Test cricketers with apostrophes in their surnames

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

642 Posts | 9 Fans

Virat Kohli's Family Meets Anushka Sharma

Box Cricket League anthem: Surbhi Jyoti, Rithvik Dhanjani, Kishwer Merchant ready to hit a sixer

Bigg Boss 8 Highlights: Ali Quli Mirza loses his cool and threatens to poke Gautam Gulati’s eye out

For Every Busy Bee, Get a Powerful Workout in Under an Hour

इबोला से संक्रमित अमेरिकी फोटोग्राफर विषाणु मुक्त घोषित

Google’s new Inbox app is the Google Now of Gmail

इबोला : अंतर्राष्ट्रीय लड़ाई में क्यूबा का साथ देगा अमेरिका

Canada Shooting: Ottawa shooting adds Canada to the dreaded terrorist attack list

Lenovo RocStar music-focused Android KitKat smartphone with Dolby Digital Plus audio launched in India, priced at Rs 6,499

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here