David Warner scored an unbeaten fifty to guide Australia home © AFP
David Warner scored an unbeaten fifty to guide Australia home © AFP

Australia cruise to a 6-wicket win against West Indies in Match 2 of the tri-nation series 2016 at Guyana. Australia won the match in 25.4 overs and have therefore earned themselves a bonus point as well. David Warner remained unbeaten on 55, which turned out to be a crucial knock in the end. West Indies managed to pick up a few quick wickets, but were never really in the match despite that. Australia will be happy with the sort of start they have made in the series and will look to take the momentum into the next game against South Africa in a couple of day’s time. Full Cricket Scorecard: West Indies vs Australia, Tri-Nation Series, Match 2 at Guyana

Sunil Narine and Sulieman Benn bowled extremely well. Narine got the wickets of Steven Smith and Glenn Maxwell in quick succession. Benn got rid of Usman Khawaja, just when it looked like he is well set at the crease. A few more runs on the board and West Indies could have perhaps brought the game much closer. Full Cricket Updates, West Indies vs Australia, West Indies Tri-Nation Series 2016, Match 2 at Guyana

West Indies were bundled out for just 116, which is their third lowest score on home soil. With the batting line-up Australia have, it looked like an easy win right from the outset. Nathan Lyon and Adam Zampa impressed with the ball, picking up three wickets apiece. Mitchell Starc on his comeback match picked up a couple of wickets as well. Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh shared a wicket apiece among themselves.

West Indies got off to a decent start despite losing the wicket of Andre Fletcher early on. Johnson Charles and Darren Bravo put o 44 for the second wicket, but after Bravo fell for 19, West Indies lost wickets at regular intervals and could not post a competitive score in the end. Only Charles and Carlos Brathwaite got a score in excess of 20.

It was Steven Smith, who had won the toss earlier and elected to bowl first. There was a slight delay in the start due to rain, but it stayed away for the entire match. West Indies did not make any changes to their playing XI that beat South Africa in the first match of the tournament.

Brief Scores:

West Indies 116 in 32.3 Overs (Johnson Charles 22, Carlos Brathwaite 21; Nathan Lyon 3 for 39, Adam Zampa 3 for 16) lost to Australia 117 for 4 in 25.4 Overs (David Warner 55*, Usman Khawaja 27; Sunil Narine 2 for 36) by 6 wickets.

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Man of the match: Nathan Lyon