West Indies vs Australia - Final

Australia clinched the tri-series after defeating West Indies in the final of the tournament at Bridgetown on Sunday.

After winning the toss, Australia decided to bat first. With the massive support from lower-order, Australia managed to score 270/9 in 50 overs. In reply, West Indies were bundled out for 212 runs (45.4 overs). Australia won the final match by 58 runs and clinched the tri-series trophy.

Australia won the tri-series
Australia won the tri-series

Below are some of the statistical highlights of the match:

  1. After 18th March 2012, it was the first time that none of top six Australian batsmen hit half-century against West Indies (in ODI).

 

  1. In this match, Australian wicket-keeper batsman Matthew Wade played a brilliant knock of unbeaten 57 runs after he came to bat at no.7 and became one of the major saviours for his team. It was the highest ODI score by a no.7 Australian batsman against West Indies in West Indies.

 

  1. Australian wicket-keeper batsman Matthew Wade hit 3 sixes for his unbeaten 57 runs knock. Wade is only third Australian wicket-keeper batsman to hit more than 2 sixes against West Indies in an ODI innings.

 

  1. Australian lower-order batsmen performed very well in this match. They added 25+ runs partnership for the 7th, 8th and 9th wicket each. It was the only second time for Australia in ODI history that their 7th, 8th, and 9th wicket partnership put 25+ runs each in a single match. The other once also against West Indies at Bridgetown on 25th April 1999.

 

  1. Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood bowled superbly in this match as his final bowling figure was 9.4-1-50-5. It was the second best ODI bowling figures by an Australian bowler on West Indies soil. Also, it was the second time 5-wicket haul by an Australian bowler in ODI history at the Caribbean.

The best Australian bowling figures in West Indies are 5/29 (7.5-1-29-5) by Mitchell Johnson against West Indies at Basseterre on 6th July 2008.

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