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Windies beat Aussies to level ODI series

Posted: March 19, 2012
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The West Indies cricketers are today celebrating their first win over Australia in the 50-over format of the game since 2006.

The Windies achieved the feat after running out  5-wickets winners on the Duckworth/Lewis System in Sunday’s rain affected 2nd match of the five game series at ArnosV in St. Vincent, which was reduced to a 40 over affair.

Sunil  Narine  dominated  the  Australian  batsmen  bagging  a career  best  4  for  27   after  the  visitors  were  sent  to  take  first  strike. He  was  supported  by  Kemar  Roach  who  picked  up  2  for  23,  while  Dwayne  Bravo  and  captain  Darren  Sammy  claimed  one  wicket  each,  as  the  Aussies    posted 154 for 9 with David Hussey the leading scorer with 37 .

Set  an  adjusted target of 158 from 40 overs,  the Windies  after  the  loss  of  Kieran Powell to Brett Lee's first ball of the innings and  then  sinking to 74 for 4, recovered to triumph at 163 for 5.

Kieron Pollard with  an  unbeaten  knock of 47  and Dwayne Bravo 30 put on an  important 64 runs for the 5th wicket to set up the win which the Windies secured with 10 balls to spare and level the series at 1-1.

The 3rd game in the series takes place on Tuesday also at the Arnos Vale Ground in St. Vincent.

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