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 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

India vs West Indies 4th ODI at Dharamsala

Videos

AB de Villiers speaks ahead of New Zealand ODIs

South Africa vs New Zealand 2014: 5 memorable matches

Yasir Shah: The new spinning sensation for Pakistan

Virat Kohli takes wicket with the first (0th?) ball of his T20I career

Kevin Pietersen’s autobiography — a litany of complaints with a few redeeming patches

Banning West Indian players in IPL can affect the ‘Brand value’ of the event – Will BCCI take this gamble?

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 BCCI India India vs West Indies India vs West Indies 2014 New Zealand Pakistan Salaam Cricket South Africa West Indies West Indies cancel India tour 2014 West Indies tour of India 2014 West Indies vs India West Indies vs India 2014

Rohit Sharma to make comeback, Manoj Tiwary to lead in practice match against Sri Lanka

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: Venues for 5 ODIs announced

MS Dhoni rested, Virat Kohli to lead in first 3 India vs Sri Lanka ODIs

India suspend bilateral cricket ties with West Indies

West Indies cancel India tour 2014: BCCI to initiate legal action against WICB

Virat Kohli becomes fastest to 20 ODI hundreds

A Pakistan all-time XI: A galaxy of captains

James Neesham can provide more impetus to New Zealand’s weakened batting up the order

Virender Sehwag turns 36: Five most memorable innings of the Nawab of Najafgarh

New Zealand begin ICC World Cup 2015 preparations with 15 ODIs in store

Fan of the Day

Gautam Singh

Gautam Singh

474 Posts | 5 Fans

Video Highlights Mohammed Yousuf drops catch after watching a girl in bikini

International programme in Animal Husbandry

Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test: Australia set for major makeover

Sonakshi Sinha completes shooting for Rajinikanth’s Lingaa!

Apple Q4 2014 earnings: 39.3 million iPhones, 12.3 million iPads, and 5.5 million Macs sold

Be compassionate to animals this Diwali

OMG: Ranveer Singh finally shaves off his head – view pic!

NGOs pursue education for all

Lorde’s ‘Royals’ banned from San Francisco radio stations

मध्यप्रदेश में डेंगू अलर्ट

हर्षवर्धन: जसोला में एम्स आधारित एआईआईए खोला जाएगा

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here