Australia have been in upward spiral in 50-over format © AFP
Australia have been in upward spiral in 50-over format © AFP

West Indies will lock horns with Australia in the final of the West Indies Tri-Nation Series at Bridgetown, Barbados. In the last two matches played at this venue, West Indies plundered in excess of 280 runs. While Marlon Samuels scored a stunning hundred in the first contest, Darren Bravo emulated a similar feat in the second. All all all, Bridgetown has been a lucky ground for the hosts. Australia, on the other hand, have been in an upwards surge in 50-over format, and are brimming with confidence. Get live cricket scorecard and bally-by-ball commentary of this cracker of a contest. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: West Indies vs Australia, Tri-Nation Series 2016 Final at Barbados

It’s been a good year for the West Indies, as they emerged triumphant in U-19 World Cup 2016, ICC World T20 2016 and ICC Women’s World T20 2016. And it wouldn’t be a surprise if the in-form West Indians get the better of the mighty Aussies.

However, both teams have had a topsy-turvy journey so far, winning three matches each to make it to the ultimate stage of this spectacular series. On the other hand, South Africa would be disappointed on failing to put a stellar performance. Like Australia and West Indies, they too had won three matches, but their run-rate was way below the other teams’. LIVE CRICKET SCORE: West Indies vs Australia, Tri-Nation Series 2016 Final at Barbados

Australia rank No. 1 in the ICC ODI Rankings. Thus, they will be itching to lift the coveted trophy and outfox the West Indies in their own den. Nonetheless, given the form the hosts are in, it will be an uphill task for Australians to dominate them.