Australia defeated West Indies by 59 runs in the finals of tri-series tournament held at Barbados which finished just a few moments ago. It was a superb performance by Australian who fought back from tough situations and scored a competitive total The Australian bowlers really showed their class and restricted the West Indies batsmen
Chasing a target of 271, West Indies openers Johnson Charles and Fletcher got the team off to a steady start as they scored 48 in the first 10 over’s. Johnson Charles looked in great touch with brilliant shots. Fletcher struggled and was dismissed for 9 runs. After the fall of Fletcher wicket, the Australian bowlers put pressure on West Indies batsmen and did not allow them to score runs freely. Mitchell Marsh took 2 quick wickets which put the West Indies batsmen on the backfoot. Bravo, Samuels did not contribute too much to the team’s cause.
Kieron Pollard also was struggling as he picked up a groin injury. Ramdin and Holder put up a 31 runs stand for the sixth wicket. Carlos Braithwaite also played some good strokes but the run rate was too high. None of West Indies batsmen were able to score at a free pace. West Indies were bowled out for 212 in 45.4 over’s. Australia won the match 58 runs. The pick of the bowlers for Australia were Mitchell Marsh who picked 3 wickets and Josh Hazlewood picking 5 for 50 which proved good enough for Australia to defeat West Indies.
Earlier, Australia won the toss and elected to bat. Australia got off to a positive start as the first wicket put on 28 runs in 4.3 over’s. After that, Steve Smith and Aaron Finch put on 41 for the second wicket. One more useful partnership took place between Geroge Bailey and Steve Smith. At the end of 30, over’s Australia were 151 for 3. The Australian team lost three wickets in space of 20 runs which left Australia in trouble at 171 for 6. Matthew Wade played an important knock of 57 off 52 balls and also put on useful stands with Mitchell Starc and Coulter-Nile. Australia scored a competitive total of 270 runs.