Tri-series 2016, Match 5 : West Indies vs Australia match in stats
West Indies beat Australia by 4 wickets in the 5th match of West Indies tri-series at Basseterre, St. Kitts on Monday.
After winning the toss, West Indies chose to bowl first. Australia put 265 runs on the board at the end of 50 overs (265/7). In reply, West Indies chased down that total successfully after losing 6 wickets at 45.4 overs. West Indies won the match by 4 wickets with 26 balls to spare. West Indies earned 4 points from this match.
Currently, Australia is on top of the points table with 9 points (played 4 matches) while West Indies is at the second position with 8 points (played 3 matches) and South Africa is at the third or last position with 5 points (played 3 matches).
Some of the statistical highlights of the match are given below:
- In this match, Australian opener Usman Khawaja and captain Steven Smith put 170 runs partnership for the 2nd It was the 4th best ODI partnership for Australia against West Indies.
Also it was the 3rd best ODI partnership at the Basseterre, St. Kitts and 2nd best ODI partnership for Australia at the Basseterre, St. Kitts.
- In this ODI match, Australian opening batsman Usman Khawaja (98) and West Indian batsman Marlon Samuels (92) both were dismissed by run out at nervous nineties. It was the third time in ODI history that one batsman of both teams were run out at nervous nineties in the same ODI match.
The previous two same incidents (one batsman of both teams were run out at nervous nineties in the same ODI match) were: India vs South Africa at Hove, Brighton on 15th May 1999 [Sourav Ganguly (India) at 97 and Jacques Kallis (South Africa) at 96], Australia vs South Africa at Basseterre, St. Kitts on 24th March 2007 [Michael Clarke (Australia) at 92 and AB de Villiers (South Africa) at 92].
- In this match, West Indies successfully chased 266 runs. It was the highest successful chase by a team in the ODI at Basseterre, St. Kitts. The previous best ODI chase at this ground was 249 runs by Bangladesh (249/7 in 48.5 overs) against West Indies on 31stJuly 2009.
- In this match, 3 Australian batsmen hit half-centuries, but Australia lost the match at the end. Australia lost for the 12thtime in their ODI history when more than 2 Aussie batsmen hit half-centuries in an ODI innings.
- First time in ODI history Australia lost at Basseterre, St Kitts. Before this ODI match, Australia won all the 6 ODIs which they had played on this ground.
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