At Perth, February 3, 2013 (day/night). Australia won by 54 runs. Toss: West Indies.
Twice West Indies had their foot on Australia's throat, only to twice let them wriggle free. Sammy learned from the previous fiasco by inserting Australia, who quickly slipped to 98 for six amid an athletic fielding display. But West Indies could find no way past Bailey, who overcame a scratchy start to add 100 with Faulkner, his fellow Launcestonian, and register his maiden international century - 125 off 110 balls, including 30 off his final six as he laid waste to Dwayne Bravo. Starc then collected his second consecutive five-wicket haul, carving through the top order with late movement. Powell and Bravo distilled West Indies' equation to a manageable 108 at just under five an over, but Bravo's tickle behind, giving Maxwell his first one-day international wicket, triggered a collapse. Thomas was given out first ball on review, when third umpire Asad Rauf overlooked the absence of a Hot Spot mark and trusted instead the sound detected on the stump mike. Maxwell started his day with a first-ball duck, had to stomach four sixes by No. 10 Narine from the first four balls of an over, but finished with four wickets and a $US1m contract from the IPL auction in Chennai. Man of the Match: G. J. Bailey.