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134dThe Report by Daniel Brettig

Smith, Marsh lead Australia into final

Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell provided overdue contributions in the middle order to help Steven Smith guide Australia into the triangular series final with a strong victory over the West Indies in Barbados

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MN Samuels
125(134) 14x4 - 2x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 23 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
6 1 4 31 27 17 14 25
D Ramdin
91(92) 6x4 - 3x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 29 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 6 18 9 19 3 22 14

Best performances - Bowlers

MA Starc
O10
M1
R51
W3
Eco5.10
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JP Faulkner
O10
M0
R56
W2
Eco5.60
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Australia , 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

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

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Australia 4, West Indies 0

Commentator: Shashank Kishore

8.30pm Australia are through to the final, while West Indies v South Africa on Thursday will be a do-or-die clash. This clash was right in the balance when Australia lost their openers, but the Smith-Marsh stand set things up nicely for Glenn Maxwell to redeem himself in some style. All of that reduced a Marlon Samuels special to second-best on the night. West Indies also weren't helped by the unavailability of Holder for most parts of their bowling innings, which meant they had to mix and match with the fifth bowler's quota. A competitive game nonetheless.

Steven Smith: I thought West Indies played a pretty good game. 280 was par. They fought back well after being reduced to 3 for 30. Samuels and Ramdin's stand was a good one, but I thought we pulled it back well. We didn't hit our areas as well as we would have liked. We started well, but the middle overs weren't good. Hopefully we can do that on Sunday. It was going to be a tough chase, but the wicket played well. Mitchell Marsh played a mature innings, while Maxwell finished it off with his trademark reverse slogs. We like playing good, hard cricket as long as we cross the line.

Jason Holder: We were confident at the halfway mark. Credit to Marlon Samuels for the way he played. His partnership with Denesh Ramdin set things up for us. I strained my left hamstring, hopefully I will be ready for the next game. I'm still not sure though. We felt we were in the game right till the end. I thought Fletcher slipped in three tight overs. In hindsight, maybe he could have bowled two more. We created a few chances, which didn't go our way today. It's important to regroup going into our last game. South Africa aren't No. 2 for nothing. They've done well so far.

Marlon Samuels is the Man of the Match, again: We spoke about big partnerships during team meetings; satisfying hundred (against all ICC Full Members). I get fired up when people say things to me. Nevertheless, need to step up against South Africa on Friday. I have a few friends there (laughs).

That is all we have for you. Thanks for tuning in. Goodbye and cheers. Ciao on Friday.

48.4
1
Pollard to Maxwell, 1 run, game, set and match - Australia . On the pads, and he's worked that towards deep midwicket to complete the win
48.3
0
Pollard to Maxwell, no run, looks to whip it away but ends up playing it back to the bowler
48.2
1
Pollard to Marsh, 1 run, driven through the line to Carter at mid-off, scores level, another opportunity for Maxwell to get a fifty
48.1
1
Pollard to Maxwell, 1 run, chips one over midwicket for a single

All over bar the shouting for West Indies. Pollard's back, but the final rites are about to be performed here. Maxwell has turned the complexion of the game single-handedly. One blow away from a fifty

END OF OVER:
48 | 10 Runs | AUS: 280/4 (3 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.83, RRR: 1.50)

  • Glenn Maxwell44 (23b)
  • Mitchell Marsh78 (84b)
  • Sunil Narine10-0-49-0
  • Carlos Brathwaite9-0-62-1
47.6
1
Narine to Maxwell, 1 run, gets to the pitch of the ball and nurdles it to backward square leg
47.5
1
Narine to Marsh, 1 run, punched to deep point, sensible stuff from Mitch Marsh

Samuels' first ton vs Aus

92

Previous highest ODI score for Samuels against Australia, which came in the last match at Basseterre. This is his maiden century in 27 inns against them.

Samuel's milestone

5000+

Runs for Samuels in ODIs. He becomes the 10th West Indies batsman to aggregate 5000 or more ODI runs.

Ramdin at top

0

No. of West Indies wicketkeepers who scored 2000-plus runs in ODIs, before Ramdin becoming the first to reach there in this match.

Charles' third duck

2

No. of West Indies openers who have got three ducks against Australia. Johnson Charles is the second; Desmond Haynes is the other.