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132dThe 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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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

UT Khawaja
98(123) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 15 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
7 8 15 8 22 8 16 14
MN Samuels
92(87) 8x4 - 4x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 24 runs
  • 1x4 - 3x6
9 5 1 14 24 23 7 9

Best performances - Bowlers

KA Pollard
O6
M0
R32
W2
Eco5.33
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
JO Holder
O10
M0
R44
W2
Eco4.40
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

West Indies , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

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 days

13 June 2016 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

West Indies 4, Australia 0

Scorer: Thilak Ram | Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

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
0
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
0
Coulter-Nile to Pollard, no run, short and wide, Pollard has a loose waft but misses

END OF OVER:
45 | 9 Runs | WI: 263/6 (3 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.84, RRR: 0.60)

  • Kieron Pollard15 (10b)
  • Carlos Brathwaite1 (5b)
  • Josh Hazlewood9-0-46-0
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile9-0-64-2
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

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st74ADS FletcherJ Charles
2nd11DM BravoJ Charles
3rd82MN SamuelsDM Bravo
4th73MN SamuelsD Ramdin
5th14D RamdinKA Pollard
6th0KA PollardJO Holder
7th12KA PollardCR Brathwaite