Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Australia Won Tri Series Final


The hosts were rolled for 212 in 45.4 overs as Josh Hazlewood cleaned up the tail to grab figures of 5-50.
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The decider was in the balance until Mitch Marsh snared 3-2 in the space of 12 legal deliveries, removing form batsmen Darren Bravo and Marlon Samuels.
Smith acknowledged the No.1-ranked team in the world had plenty to work on ahead of next year's Champions Trophy.
"But I was pleased with the way we scrapped," he added.
"I'm using that word a lot but it's been a bit of a theme with this series ... we haven't seen many large scores, you've had to work hard.
"Wade played beautifully, played with a lot of composure and played good cricket shots.
"He batted with the tail, who stuck around and did a terrific job."
It was a timely show of leadership from Wade, who was under pressure to deliver after being preferred ahead of Test wicketkeeper Peter Nevill.
Wade mixed dogged determination with dashing strokes as he conjured a competitive target with the help of Mitchell Starc, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Adam Zampa.
It was just the second time Australia added 25-plus runs for each of the seventh, eighth and ninth wickets in an ODI.
"We didn't have that firepower to finish them off .. it was a bit frustrating," West Indies skipper Jason Holder said.
Wade was cautious early, managing one run from 11 deliveries as the locals gave him plenty of lip.
The Victorian belted three sixes to finish his side's top-scorer and with a strike-rate of 110.
West Indies didn't help themselves with a couple of poor errors in the field during the final 10 overs, most notably a simple missed run-out from Denesh Ramdin when Wade was on 29.
Man-of-the-match Marsh finished with figures of 3-32 from 10 overs, having earlier scored 32 and been one of Australia's top five to fall after making starts.
"He's come a long way in this series," Smith said of Marsh, who scored 79 not out in a virtual semi-final at the same ground last week.
Hazlewood was named man of the series, having snared 11 scalps this month.
Australia now turn their attention to a Test series in Sri Lanka that starts on July 26.
"Hopefully we can continue to work hard and keep our rankings at No.1 in one-day and Test cricket," Smith said.

Scorecard

Australia Innings

U KHAWAJA c Ramdin b Holder 14
A FINCH c Samuels b Pollard 47
S SMITH c Samuels b Gabriel 46
G BAILEY b Brathwaite 22
M MARSH b Benn 32
G MAXWELL lbw Gabriel 4
M WADE not out 57
M STARC st Ramdin b Narine 17
N COULTER-NILE c Bravo b Holder 15
A ZAMPA run out (Brathwaite) 5
J HAZLEWOOD not out 0 Sundries (1b 2lb 8w) 11
Nine wickets for 270
Fall: 28 (Khawaja), 69 (Finch), 120 (Bailey), 152 (Smith), 156 (Maxwell), 173 (Marsh), 211 (Starc), 238 (Coulter-Nile), 264 (Zampa).
Bowling: J Holder 10-1-51-2 (2w), S Gabriel 7-0-58-2 (1w), C Brathwaite 8-2-32-1, K Pollard 5-0-33-1 (1w), S Narine 10-1-55-1 (3w), S Benn 10-0-38-1 (1w).
Batting time: 214 mins. Overs: 50.

West Indies Innings

A FLETCHER c Smith b Hazlewood 9
J CHARLES lbw Marsh 45
DM BRAVO c Wade b Marsh 6
M SAMUELS c Bailey b Marsh 6
D RAMDIN b Hazlewood 40
K POLLARD c Hazlewood b Zampa 20
J HOLDER c Finch b Coulter-Nile 34
C BRATHWAITE b Hazlewood 14
S NARINE c Smith b Hazlewood 23
S BENN c Maxwell b Hazlewood 2
S GABRIEL not out 1
Sundries (2lb 9w 1nb) 12
Total 212
Fall: 49 (Fletcher), 62 (Bravo), 68 (Samuels), 72 (Charles), 105 (Pollard), 148 (Holder), 185 (Brathwaite), 194 (Ramdin), 211 (Narine), 212 (Benn).
Bowling: M Starc 8-0-32-0 (3w), J Hazlewood 9.4-1-50-5, N Coulter-Nile 8-0-46-1 (3w/4), M Marsh 10-1-32-3 (1w 1nb), A Zampa 10-0-50-1 (1w).
Batting time: 203 mins. Overs: 45.4. Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (ENG), Joel Wilson (WI).
Match Referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL).
Third Umpire: Kumar Dharmasena (SRL).
Result: Australia won by 58 runs
Man of the Match: Mitchell Marsh
Man of the Series: Josh Hazlewood

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