West Indies vs Australia Live updates:
# WICKET! Gabriel replaces Narine! Australia at a verge of winning Tri-series trophy
# FOUR! Narine hits two back to back fours. WI require another 60 runs with 29 balls remaining
# WICKET! Ramdin swings but misses and Hazlewood hits. 77 needed from 39 balls now.
# FOUR! Narine backs away and hits it over covers for a boundary. 78 more needed from 44 balls
# WICKET!! Brathwaite departs! West Indies lose their seventh wicket.
# West Indies are 6 wickets down and they need at over 10 an over.
# WICKET! Holder departs! Hands a catch to sweeper cover and goes back for 34.
# SIX!! Coutler-Nile to Holder and the batsman belts the ball over mid-on for a maximum!
# 15 overs remain, 136 required by West Indies.
# Polland goes back to Adam Zampa. The big hitter tried to clear long off but he finds Hazlewood instead.
# Mitchell Marsh has West Indies in all sorts of trouble. His figures: 5-1-6-3!
# WICKET! Another one bites the dust. Samuels is the man who walks slowly back to the hut.
# OUT! West Indies have lost their second wicket. Bravo walks back after scoring 9
# WIDE! Charles fails to flick and Wade collects it nicely to clip the bails off.
# End of the second Powerplay! WI 60-1
# FOUR! Bravo stays back and hits it to the left of mid-on through midwicket for four.
# Fifty comes up for West Indies in 12.1 overs. Charles 37* and Bravo 1* at the crease
# Hazlewood strikes. Wicket no. 1 falls for West Indies. Fletcher walks back after scoring 9 from 25 balls
# AT the end of the POWER PLAY 1, WI 48 for no loss.
# FOUR! Charleshits the ball through the line as it rushes away to the cover boundary
# West Indies playing it safe, no unwanted risks taken.
# FOUR! Charles punches it into the ground between point and cover and gets a boundary!
# West Indies start their innings. Johnson Charles and Andrew Fletcher in the middle. Starc to bowl the first over
# Australia end their innings at 270 for 8. Wade* 57 (83), Finch 47 (57), Holder ( 2/51)
# SIX! Wade gets underneath the ball and swings that across the line over wide long-on for a six
# RUN OUT! Brathwaite knocks the bails off, Zampa was a couple of yards short of the crease
# FIFTY Wade crashes it into the gap between long off and deep cover, 8th ODI fifty for Wade
# SIX! Off cutter outside off, Wade slogs it hard over wide long on and gets another biggie to his name.
# FOUR, easy pickings for NCN! Coulter-Nile clips the ball past short fine leg
# Five overs left, can Australia reach 270 with Wade and Coulter-Nile at the crease. Won’t put it past NCN to get some big hits on at this juncture.
# Matthew Wade hits Jason Holder for a four; Aus 224/7
# WICKET! Ramdin whips the bails off in a jiff, Narine gets his first wicket. Starc walks back scoring 17
# SIX! Mitchell Starc hits Sunil Narine for a six at deep midwicket. Aus 211/6
# Australia take their total close to 200 with 10 overs to go
# Australia 174-6, Aussies are in real, real trouble 13 overs in hand
# OUT! Sulieman Ben nips out Mitchell Marsh. WI fans dancing and grooving in the stands
# FOUR! Marsh hits it over mid-off. The ball rolls away for four
# Holders brings back Sunil Narine into into the action against Wade and Marsh
# OUT! Another wicket for Gabriel… Maxwell walking back in the pavilion. Possibly a big moment in the match
# WICKET! Gabriel dismisses Australian skipper; Smith gets a top edge and Samuels accepts the dolly at midwicket
# FOUR! Smith drives it through point and picks up a much needed boundary; Aus 145-3
# FOUR! First one for Marsh! Outside off and Marsh drives it in the gap through cover for a boundary.
# OUT! Ball hits the stumps; The bails are off and Bailey is frustrated with himself.
# Boundaries have dried up… Smith and Bailey finding it difficult to find gape.
# Tight bowling performance by West Indies bowlers. Aussies under pressure.
# FOUR! Bailey cuts it to the cover boundary. Aus 100-2 (18 overs)
# There has been a drizzle around but it is on and off.
# With both the openers back in the pavilion, Australia pushed on the back-foot by great bowling efforts by WI bowlers.
# OUT! Pollard gives WI a much needed breakthrough. Finch walks back scoring 47
# Jason Holder throws the ball to Pollard. Pollard to bowl the 13th over. Aus 69-2
# FOUR! Finch gets a thick outside edge which goes through the first slip position to the third man fence.
# FOUR! SIX! FOUR!… FIFTY for Australia in the eight over
# FOUR! Finch hits it easily over Narine at mid on for another boundary.
# SIX! Finch picks it up with ease and drills it straight down the ground for a biggie.
# FOUR! Finch gets in the position and helps it through backward square leg for a boundary.
# Slip in pace for Steve Smith
# Ball’s stopping a bit, there’s grip Spinners would relish
# Steve Smith walks in at number three
# WICKET! Jason Holder strikes! Khawaja tries to punch it through covers but gets a thick outside edge
# FOUR! Khawaja gets it over short cover for another boundary. Aus 24/0 (3.4 0vers)
# FOUR! That’s as easy as it gets! Finch muscles it over mid off for a boundary
# Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja in the middle, Jason Holder to bowl the first over
AUSTRALIA XI: Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith(C), George Bailey, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade(wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
WEST INDIES XI: Johnson Charles, Andrew Fletcher, Darren Bravo, Marron Samuels, Dines Ramdin(wk), Karon Pollard, Jason Holder(C), Carlos Brathwaite, Sunil Narine, Sulieman Benn, Shannon Gabriel
# TOSS: Australia won the toss and elected to bat
THE BUILD UP:
The West Indies advanced to the final of the one-day tri-series by beating South Africa by 100 runs on Friday, led by a century from Darren Bravo and three wickets by paceman Shannon Gabriel.