Series Review

The West Indians in Australia, 2004-05

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bennett King's first outing as West Indies coach was to his native Australia, for the one-day triangular VB Series also involving Pakistan. In the run-up to the tour, it was unclear who would be travelling with him; the West Indian board had to delay announcing the party as they struggled to resolve a dispute with the players over sponsorship contracts. Caribbean governments eventually secured a temporary settlement, and King was able to take his first-choice squad. But they won only two of their nine fixtures on the trip: one warm-up game against Australia A, and one international against Pakistan. Both victories relied on stunning centuries by captain Brian Lara.

Match reports for

Tour Match: Victoria v West Indians at Melbourne, Jan 5, 2005
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Australia A v West Indians at Hobart, Jan 8, 2005
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Australia A v West Indians at Hobart, Jan 9, 2005
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1st Match: Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Jan 14, 2005
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3rd Match: Pakistan v West Indies at Brisbane, Jan 19, 2005
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4th Match: Australia v West Indies at Brisbane, Jan 21, 2005
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6th Match: Australia v West Indies at Adelaide, Jan 26, 2005
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7th Match: Pakistan v West Indies at Adelaide, Jan 28, 2005
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9th Match: Pakistan v West Indies at Perth, Feb 1, 2005
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