Australia have won two of their three matches in the tournament so far ©  Getty Images
Australia have won two of their three matches in the tournament so far © Getty Images

Australia will be taking on hosts West Indies in the 5th ODI of Tri-Nation series at Saint Kitts. The visitors have won two of their three matches and will be going into this fixture high on confidence. The pitch is considered to be a batsmen’s paradise. They were able to beat South Africa in the previous match when they were in a commanding position in the match. The Proteas lost seven wickets in a span of 47 runs to end up being on the losing side after getting a good start. They were put to chase by Australia needing 289. They were cruising towards the target with 3 for 210 in 37.4 overs but a batting collapse turned the match upside down as their innings bundled up for 252. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: West Indies vs Australia, Tri-Nation Series, Match 5 at St Kitts

Australia won the first match against West Indies with ease romping over them with an easy six-wicket win. The visitors will be missing the services of star batsman David Warner. He was ruled out of the tournament due to broken finger. He carried forward his good form from IPL and scored a half century in the first match followed by a century in the previous match. Mitchell Starc’s availability is critical as he is suffering from strain in left leg.

West Indies will be trying to forget their first match against Australia at Guyana and look to win this match. Sunil Narine will be the key player in this match as Australian batsmen tend to struggle against quality spin. The Saint Kitts track is a batting paradise and a small ground too which might support West Indies batsmen’s style of play.