By CricketCountry Staff
Gros Islet: Mar 25, 2012
Riding on a superb winning streak, West Indies need 282 to win the fifth and final One-Day International and seal series against Australia after 17 years.
After Australian openers lead the team to a respectable total of 281 after rain delayed the proceedings of the match against West Indies in the fifth and final one-day international at Gros Islet.
Skipper Shane Watson (66) and David Warner (69) put on 118 for the first wicket as Australia looked to level the series.
Peter Forrest 53 from 68 balls before getting dismissed by Andre Russell.
Russell was pick of the bowlers, taking 4 wickets for 61 runs.
The home side lead the five-match series 2-1 and are bidding for a first series win over the Australians in 17 years.
Australia won the first ODI by 64 runs before West Indies won by five wickets in a rain-affected second match.
That win ended the West Indies’ miserable run of 15 defeats in 16 one-dayers against Australia.
The third ODI ended in a thrilling tie, but Kieron Pollard crashed a blistering century to set up a 42-run win for the Windies in the fourth match.
Brief Scores: Australia 281 for 9 in 50 overs (David Warner 69, Shane Watson 66, Peter Forrest 53; Andre Russell 4 for 61 ,Sunil Narine 2 for 55) vs West Indies