West Indies vs Australia: Australia win by 6 wickets, through to tri-series final

Australia are through to the final of the tri-series after a six wicket win. They face the winner of South Africa and West Indies on Thursday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 22, 2016 12:54:16 pm
Australia win by six wickets. (Source: Twitter)

Australia progressed to the final of the tri-series in West Indies after winning by six wickets at Bridgetown. Fifties by Steve Smith and Mitchell Marsh carry the Aussies over the line in a bravely contested fixture.

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West Indies vs Australia, AS IT HAPPENED:

# Maxwell gets the job done for Australia with a rapid-fire 46 from 26 balls to take Australia over the line. They win by 6 wickets with 8 balls to spare.

# Narine finishes with 10 in the last over and Australia need only 3 more.

# 4, 6, 4 and Maxi hands Brathwaite a humble pie! Just 13 needed from 18 now

# Warner watching intently!

# Maxwell is turning up the charge for Australia. He smacks Narine for a six! Narine’s first boundary conceded today – after nine overs!

# Lovely over by Narine given the circumstances. Just 5 runs in the 44th over. Australia need 52 from 36 balls.

# GONE! Steve Smith is caught short in an attempt at getting two runs. He departs for 78. Australia need 61 from 48 balls.

# 40 overs gone and this partnership taking Australia closer to the target. Still need 73 from 60 balls.

# Smith reaches his third consecutive fifty of the series and his 12th ODI half-ton overall.

# Three fours in three overs now and Australia reach 150/3. Still need 133 from 21 overs

# Boundaries have dried up for the Aussies as the required rate climbs. Wee bit over six an over required at the moment – 161 from 26 overs.

# 20 overs gone and Australia are 103/3

# A brilliant knock from Samuels comes to an end on the final ball.

# West Indies set a target of 283 for Australia.

OUT! Scott Boland dismisses Carlos Brathwaite. WI 274/ 7

WICKET! Boland bowls a quick one, Pollard drags it from outside off and Marsh takes it comfortably

# After three early blows, West Indies recovered drastically..  Take their score 236/4

# WICKET ! Starc gives the much needed break-through. Ramdin 91 from 92 balls(5 fours 3 sixes)

 # FOUR! Ramdin shuffles a bit and flicks it towards deep backward square leg for a four

# This is a record fourth wicket stand for West Indies against Australia

FIFTY!!  Dinesh Ramdin brings his eight ODI fifty. Ramdin 52 from 71 ball; 3 fours and 1 six

# Australia trying to pull things back. WI dealing in singles;  WI 162/3 

# West Indies 152-3, 122 run partnership between Samuels-Ramdin; Samuels 78*, Ramdin 42*

DROPPED! Mathew Wade drops Samuels..  Australia might regret this later

# Samuels approaching 5,000 ODI runs, West Indies 114 for 3 in 24 overs

FIFTY! Samuels brings up his second successive half-century against Australia

West Indies 97/3 (23 overs); Marlon Samuels 53*, Dinesh Ramdin 17*

FOUR…  Marlon Samuels picks it early and hammers the ball for a boundary

# Boundaries have dried up. Last boundary came in the 13th over. West Indies 61/3

WICKET ! WI three down.. Mitchell Starc becomes the fastest to 100 in ODI. WI 31/3

# WICKET! Darren Bravo walking back into the pavallion, Steven Smith collects it at wide-ish slip. WI 29-2

OUT!  Mitchell Starc celebrates his 50th ODI with a wicket in the first over, Johnson Charles walks back without opening his account. WI 0-1

# On this day, Forty-one years ago, West Indies led by Viv Richards beat Australia to clinch their first World Cup.

West Indies XI: Johnson Charles, Andrew Fletcher, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Dinesh Ramdin (WK), KA Pollard, Jason Holder (C), Carlos Brathwaite, S Benn, Sunil Narine, Shannon Gabriel

Australia XI: Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith (C), George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Mathew Wade (WK) , James Faulkner, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Scott Boland

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