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5th Match (D/N), Basseterre, Jun 13 2016, West Indies Tri-Nation Series
(45.4/50 ov)266/6
West Indies won by 4 wickets (with 26 balls remaining)
player of the match
Marlon Samuels
West Indies
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• The Report by Daniel Brettig

Samuels 92 helps West Indies chase down 266

A rollicking opening stand and a Marlon Samuels special lifted West Indies to their second victory of the triangular series over an uncharacteristically sloppy Australian side in St Kitts

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Scorer: Thilak Ram
Commentator: Nikhil Kalro
Scorecard summary
Australia265/7(50 overs)
West Indies266/6(45.4 overs)

8.38pm The music is blaring, the crowd is singing, WI players shake hands with each other and joy abounds Basseterre because West Indies have done exceptionally well in their chase to thrash Australia on a tricky surface. Chasing 266, West Indies' openers gave them a lightning start to set up the chase. Significant contributions through the middle order, led by Samuels' 92, ensured there were no hiccups against a quality bowling attack. This win opens up this tri-series nicely.

Time for the presentation.

Marlon Samuels is the Man of the Match: "Most important thing was we won the game. Better than making a 100 and the team lose. There are some teams that you don't score against. We are gelling together a steam, we are building a team. We'll be hard to beat in the future."

Steven Smith: "We were 15-20 short. Should have got a few more than we did. Credit to West Indies, they bowled well. We didn't execute as well as we liked. Got to find ways to score a few more. Have to try to keep in the game and take wickets to make it go for as long as possible. We didn't field like an Australian side today, not up to scratch."

Jason Holder: "Had a bit of bounce early in the pitch. Important to control the Powerplay. We controlled reasonably well and knew we were one wicket away from getting into their middle order. Batsmen put up their hands today. That's what we ask of batsmen. Means a lot to us, we have lacked consistency over the past few years.

45.4
2
Coulter-Nile to Brathwaite, 2 runs

that is it. Short and wide, steered past point as WI post a four-wicket win to beat Australia

45.3
Coulter-Nile to Brathwaite, no run

shortish on off, defended by his feet

45.2
1
Coulter-Nile to Pollard, 1 run

full and wide outside off, Pollard tries to clear midwicket again but toe-ends to third man

45.1
Coulter-Nile to Pollard, no run

short and wide, Pollard has a loose waft but misses

end of over 459 runs
WI: 263/6CRR: 5.84 RRR: 0.60
Kieron Pollard15 (10)
Carlos Brathwaite1 (5)
Josh Hazlewood 9-0-46-0
Nathan Coulter-Nile 9-0-64-2
44.6
3
Hazlewood to Pollard, 3 runs

smashed over midwicket for three. Ran down to the pitch and flicked it away to bring WI closer

44.5
4
Hazlewood to Pollard, FOUR runs

shortish and wide, Pollard tries to get on top of the bounce but cannot. Goes through with his cut and gets it past point, races away

44.4
1
Hazlewood to Brathwaite, 1 run

opens the bat face to get this one tho third man

44.3
Hazlewood to Brathwaite, no run

fullish on off, steered to point

44.2
Hazlewood to Brathwaite, no run

good length on off, tapped to point

44.1
1
Hazlewood to Pollard, 1 run

back of a length on middle, Pollard shimmies and works to square leg

Hazlewood comes back

end of over 445 runs • 2 wickets
WI: 254/6CRR: 5.77 RRR: 2.00
Carlos Brathwaite0 (2)
Kieron Pollard7 (7)
Nathan Coulter-Nile 9-0-64-2
Adam Zampa 7-0-60-2
43.6
Coulter-Nile to Brathwaite, no run

honing in on that off stump but Brathwaite's bat intervenes. Much better over from NCN

43.5
Coulter-Nile to Brathwaite, no run

yorker on off, blocked

Brathwaite

43.4
W
Coulter-Nile to Holder, OUT

gone. Holder is given. But he opts for the review. Good length delivery outside off, which jags back in again. Holder attempts a big swing and the ball goes through between bat and pad. Looks like he has missed it, but there is a sound. Not sure what it is. Swerves back in and Wade collects well, diving to his left. Not enough evidence to overturn this apparently, and Holder cannot believe it. Hangs on his bat before trudging off ever so slowly. Would have stayed not out had he been given not out. On replays, looks like there is a big deviation as the ball passes the bat, so good decision

Jason Holder c †Wade b Coulter-Nile 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
43.3
Coulter-Nile to Holder, no run

full on off, good line that. Driven to cover

Holder

43.2
W
Coulter-Nile to Ramdin, OUT

that is probably where NCN should have been from the start. Bowls the offcutter slightly wider outside off, and Ramdin wants to guide to third man but doesn't account for prodigious movement back into him. Goes right in the gap between bat and pad and clatters into off stump

Denesh Ramdin b Coulter-Nile 29 (59m 38b 1x4 1x6) SR: 76.31
43.1
4
Coulter-Nile to Ramdin, FOUR runs

whipped past square leg this time and there is no deep fielder so WI inch closer. Looking for that inswinger but too straight again

43.1
1w
Coulter-Nile to Ramdin, 1 wide

strays down leg for a wide

end of over 437 runs
WI: 249/4CRR: 5.79 RRR: 2.43
Kieron Pollard7 (7)
Denesh Ramdin25 (36)
Adam Zampa 7-0-60-2
Mitchell Marsh 8-0-30-0
42.6
6
Zampa to Pollard, SIX runs

phew. That is ridiculous. Unbelievable. Nonsense. What? Tossed up outside off, Pollard tried to go over long-on by dragging it but got more of a leading edge which flies over cover. And went a fair way back too. A 90 degree change in shot direction, still enough muscle behind it.

42.5
Zampa to Pollard, no run

flat on middle and leg, pushed to midwicket

42.4
1
Zampa to Ramdin, 1 run

shortish and wide, slashed to deep point

Matthew: "That's the second time I've seen Smith yell at the umpire as if demanding an explanation from the umpire when not getting his way, it's a terrible thing to see from a captain"

Best performances - batters
Player portrait, Usman Khawaja
UT Khawaja AUS
98 runs (123)
4 fours
3 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
flick
15 runs
0 four
0 six
781582281614
Marlon Samuels
MN Samuels WI
92 runs (87)
8 fours
4 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
off drive
24 runs
1 four
3 sixes
95114242379
Best performances - bowlers
Jason Holder
JO Holder WI
O
10
M
0
R
44
W
2
ECO
4.4
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Kieron Pollard
KA Pollard WI
O
6
M
0
R
32
W
2
ECO
5.33
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
SeriesWest Indies Tri-Nation Series
Season2016
Player Of The Match
Marlon Samuels
Marlon Samuels
Match numberODI no. 3745
Hours of play (local time)13.00 start, First Session 13.00-16.30, Interval 16.30-17.15, Second Session 17.15-20.45
Match days13 June 2016 - daynight (50-over match)
ODI debut
Travis Head
Travis Head
Umpires
West Indies Image
Gregory Brathwaite
England Image
Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
England Image
Nigel Llong
Reserve Umpire
West Indies Image
Joel Wilson
Match Referee
New Zealand Image
Jeff Crowe
PointsWest Indies 4, Australia 0