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.
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)
# 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