WI vs AUS 3rd ODI – Australia Wins Series: Australia have extended their 21-year hold over the West Indies in 50-over cricket thanks to a smothering bowling performance in another low-scoring clash on a turning Kensington Oval pitch.
The visitors recovered from a top-order wobble under lights as Matthew Wade (51 not out off 52 balls) spearheaded a tricky run chase to seal a six-wicket win in their one-day international series decider in Barbados.
The Aussies’ three-pronged spin attack had dominated the Windies in a middle-order collapse of 5-34, with only a brave return to the crease from Evin Lewis (55no off 66) after he had been forced to retire hurt saving the home side from complete capitulation.
It was Australia’s most complete bowling performance of the series, with the return of Ashton Agar (2-31 off 10 overs) from a hamstring injury and Josh Hazlewood (2-18 off eight) after a calf niggle, along with an extended bowling run for off-spinner Ashton Turner (1-23 off eight) all proving decisive in their victory.
Australia wins by 6 Wickets – AUS 153/4 (30.3)
|Josh Philippe||c Shai Hope b Alzarri Joseph||10||23||1||0||43.48|
|Moises Henriques||lbw b AJ Hosein||1||4||0||0||25.00|
|Alex Carey (WK/C)||lbw b Hayden Walsh||35||50||3||0||70.00|
|Mitchell Marsh||c Shai Hope b Sheldon Cottrell||29||21||1||3||138.10|
|Matthew Wade||Not out||51||52||5||2||98.08|
|Ashton Agar||Not out||19||33||3||0||57.58|
|Extra||8 (b 0, w 7, nb 1, lb 0)|
|Yet To Bat||AJ Turner, DT Christian, Mitchell Starc, A Zampa, Josh Hazlewood|
West Indies Full Scorecard – 152/10 (42.1)
|Evin Lewis||Not out||55||66||5||3||83.33|
|Shai Hope (WK)||c MR Marsh b AC Agar||14||35||0||0||40.00|
|Shimron Hetmyer||b Josh Hazlewood||6||10||1||0||60.00|
|Darren Bravo||c JR Philippe b AC Agar||18||36||0||1||50.00|
|Nicholas Pooran||b AJ Turner||3||7||0||0||42.86|
|Kieron Pollard (C)||c AJ Turner b Mitchell Starc||11||24||0||1||45.83|
|Jason Holder||b A Zampa||5||15||1||0||33.33|
|Alzarri Joseph||c AT Carey b Josh Hazlewood||15||42||1||1||35.71|
|Hayden Walsh||c Moises Henriques b Mitchell Starc||7||11||1||0||63.64|
|Akeal Hosein||st AT Carey b A Zampa||3||13||0||0||23.08|
|Sheldon Cottrell||b Mitchell Starc||0||12||0||0||0.00|
|Extra||15 (b 4, w 7, nb 0, lb 4)|
WI vs AUS 3rd ODI Live Score: West Indies win toss, opt to bat first in series decider – Follow Live Updates: West Indies captain Kieron Pollard won the toss and opted to bat first against Australia in the third and final ODI of the series here at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados on Monday. The series is level at 1-1 with West Indies winning the second ODI while Australia clinching the first one.
Australia (Playing XI): Moises Henriques, Josh Philippe, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey(w/c), Ashton Turner, Matthew Wade, Daniel Christian, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
West Indies (Playing XI): Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard(c), Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell
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