Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    10.3 Here comes Fletcher, down the track.... Here goes Fletcher. The opener's miserable stay ends. This is an easier chance for the Australian captain. Fletcher, perhaps, showed his ace early by galloping out. Hazlewood shortened his length on off and found some extra bounce. Takes the edge near the higher part of the bat and carries to slip. Overhead catch 49/1
    20.1 third one for Mitch Marsh. Johnson Charles is plays all around a straight delivery angled in to middle and leg and is plumb in front. Errs in judgment and has to walk back. For a moment, Charles thought about the review, but it would have been a futile exercise. The wheels are coming off West Indies' chase here. 72/4
    16.2 runs were coming in a trickle, and the pressure has got to Bravo. Marsh angles a short of length delivery back in from around the stumps, Bravo is cramped for room as he looks to run it down to third man, and can only manage a faint nick through to Matthew Wade. Straightforward decision for the umpire, but Bravo started to walk even before he raised the finger. Trouble for West Indies 62/2
    18.1 soft dismissal, Mitch Marsh has another. Failure again for Samuels! This one's a slower delivery on the stumps, there's a hint of grip off the surface, it cuts away a touch as well, Samuels gets a leading edge to Bailey at short cover as he closes the bat face early. Real trouble now for the hosts 68/3
    43.3 The middle stump is tilted back. Hazlewood hastening WI's slide. Good length on middle, Ramdin backs away outside leg and does not touch it. Timbaaaah! He couldn't connect with a leg-side slog 194/8
    27.1 Pollard tries to clear long-off. Instead, he finds the fielder. Zamps loops this legbreak outside off, and draws the big hit from KP. He goes with the turn and slices a lofted hit to Hazlewood, tumbling to his left at the edge of the boundary. Smart, smart catch. Hazlewood hung on even as the ball bobbled out 105/5
    37.4 Holder steps out again, the scoreboard pressure tells. He gives a catch to sweeper cover. Finch reverse-cups the ball over his head. Good length and outside off, Holder could only miscue the lofted hit 148/6
    41.3 cleaned em' up! Back of a length on middle, Carlos winds up and aims to slug it across the line. He misses it and Hazlewood nails the top of middle and roars. Carlos gone and with it WI's hopes? 185/7
    45.2 he's picked the bones out of that, but couldn't have picked out the man better. Steven Smith at the edge of the circle at cover had a thunderbolt coming his way, but he held on to it. Narine cleared his front leg to clatter that, but to no avail. Australia one wicket away from the cup! 211/9
    45.4 has he made clean connection? For most parts, it was six, until Glenn Maxwell leapt high, kept his eyes on the ball and then pulled off a stunner while he was air borne. All along, he was mindful of the ropes behind him as he timed his jump to perfection. Five wickets for Hazlewood, Australia are winners of the tri-series 212/10
    not out
    12 (lb 2, nb 1, w 9)
    212 all out (45.4 Overs, RR: 4.64)
    Fall of wickets: 1-49 (ADS Fletcher, 10.3 ov), 2-62 (DM Bravo, 16.2 ov), 3-68 (MN Samuels, 18.1 ov), 4-72 (J Charles, 20.1 ov), 5-105 (KA Pollard, 27.1 ov), 6-148 (JO Holder, 37.4 ov), 7-185 (CR Brathwaite, 41.3 ov), 8-194 (D Ramdin, 43.3 ov), 9-211 (SP Narine, 45.2 ov), 10-212 (SJ Benn, 45.4 ov)
    MA Starc8.003204.00323030
    JR Hazlewood9.415055.17336100
    NM Coulter-Nile8.004615.75273230
    MR Marsh10.013233.20421111
    A Zampa10.005015.00335110

Match Notes

Rare tail-enders' feat


Last and the only previous instance of Aus's 7th, 8th and 9th wkts adding 25-plus runs in an ODI - also vs WI in Bridgetown. Thus, Aus managed scoring 270.



Last time none of Australia's top-6 scored 50-plus in an ODI against West Indies - in Kingstown in 2012. They scored 154/9 in 40 overs in that rain-affected game.

Marsh gets out


Runs scored by Mitchell Marsh against West Indies between two dismissals. He scored unbeaten 79 in the last game and was out for 32 today.

Strong come-back


Runs conceded by Gabriel in the 8th over of the inns (his 4th). He wasn't bowled again till the 29th over and then in the 31st over (his 6th) he dismissed Smith and Maxwell.

Failing to convert big


Average opening stand for Australia in this Tri-Series - lowest among all the three teams. Their stands being: 44, 1, 48, 1, 35 and 28.

Almost a decade ago


Last time WI appeared in the finals of an ODI series/tournament, excluding against associate nations, was the Champions Trophy of 2006 - also against Aus.

West Indies Tri-Nation Series