Home > News >

Australia register comfortable win over West Indies in fourth ODI at Sydney

image_20130208162336

Shane Watson starred with the bat for Australia with an 84-ball 76 against West Indies on Friday © Getty Images

Sydney: Feb 8, 2013

Australia continued their domination over West Indies as they registered a five-wicket win in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) at Sydney on Friday to lead the five-match series 4-0.

All-rounder Shane Watson led Australia’s chase with an 84-ball 76. His knock included nine boundaries. On the way, he added valuable partnerships with Aaron Finch, Phil Hughes and Michael Clarke.

Finch, Hughes and Adam Voges got starts, but couldn’t go on to put a big score. For West indies, Sunil Narine was the pick of the bowlers picking up two wickets for only 34 runs in his 10 overs.

Earlier, a gritty knock from the big-hitting middle-order batsman Kieron Pollard helped the visitors reach 220.
Pollard was unbeaten on 109 off 136 deliveries, an innings laced with 11 fours and 2 sixes.

Winning the toss and electing to bat, Darren Sammy’s men were in tatters as they lost five wickets with just 45 runs on the board in the 18th over.

Left-arm pacer Mitchell Johnson ran through the top-order to dismiss Kieran Powell, Johnson Charles and Dwayne Bravo in no time.

Ben Cutting, who was brought into the Australian side for this game, matched Johnson’s efforts and dismantled the middle-order to finish with figures of three for 45 with the scalps of Narsingh Deonarine, Devon Thomas and Sammy.

Kieron Pollard, known more for his ability to score runs at a fast pace played a patient knock to resurrect the West Indian innings.

He put on two crucial partnerships – first, 35 runs with Andre Russell for the eighth wicket and followed it up with fast-paced partnership of 64 runs off just 46 deliveries with Sunil Narine for the ninth wicket.

Tino Best, the number eleven batsman was finally dismissed in the last over as the visitors were bowled out for 220.
 
Brief Score: West Indies 220 in 49.4 overs (Kieron Pollard 109*, Darren Sammy 25; Mitchell Johnson 3 for 36, Ben Cutting 3 for 45) lost to Australia 224 for 5 in 44.5 overs (Shane Watson 76, Michael Clarke 37; Sunil Narine 2 for 34, Tino Best 2 for 37) by 5 wickets

Full Scorecard

Photo Gallery
 

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Centurion

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 19, 2014 (16:30 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Port Elizabeth

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (03:30 IST)   at Christchurch

More

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 17, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 7 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 16, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 87 runs

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 14, 2014  at Sharjah

Pakistan won by 147 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 13, 2014  at Pallekele

Sri Lanka won by 90 runs

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 12, 2014  at Sharjah

New Zealand won by 4 wkts

Photos

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane

Videos

Steven Smith appointed Australia captain

India vs Australia 2014-15, 2nd Test at Brisbane, Day 2: India strike back with quick wickets

Cheteshwar Pujara’s dismissal: How can cricket eliminate the howler?

India vs Australia 2nd Test at Brisbane: Maiden wickets, an elusive ton, and other highlights from Day 1

Murali Vijay, Ajinkya Rahane guide India to 311/4 against Australia on Day 1 of 1st Test at Brisbane

Australia India Interviews Ishant Sharma Moments in history Ravichandran Ashwin South Africa

Sri Lanka depart for New Zealand tour

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014: Proceeds of 4th ODI to be donated to Peshawar attack victims’ families

Chris Rogers falls at stroke of tea as Australia slump to 121/3 against India on Day 2 at Brisbane

Jacques Kallis named in Caribbean Premier League 2015 draft

Chris Rogers completes 6th half-century in 2nd India-Australia Test at Brisbane

Murali Vijay continues to make impressive progress against Australia

Cheteshwar Pujara’s dismissal: How can cricket eliminate the howler?

India vs Australia 2nd Test at Brisbane: Maiden wickets, an elusive ton, and other highlights from Day 1

Chamundeswaranath caught Balasubramaniam bowled Ananthapadmanabhan

Sri Lanka vs England, 7th ODI at Colombo: Tillakaratne Dilshan’s all-round performance and other highlights

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

653 Posts | 10 Fans

India vs Australia: Murali Vijay's 144, Video highlights

प्रसिद्ध कथक नृत्यांगना सितारा देवी नहीं रही

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Bigg Boss 8: Ali Quli Mirza, Renee Dhyani, Upen Patel, Praneet Bhatt, Sonali Raut – who should be evicted this week?

Revealed: The reason why Kishore Kumar’s biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor won’t feature Katrina Kaif!

अभिनेत्री प्रियंका चोपड़ा ने स्वच्छ भारत अभियान में हिस्सा लिया

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here