Australia win by 6 wickets against West Indies


Bridgetown: The cricket match between Australia and West India held on Tuesday. Australian team chased down the target of 283 and reached to the final with a six-wicket victory over the West Indies in the seventh match of the tri nation One Day International Series at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Tuesday.

The record breaking partnership between Marlon Samuels' and Denesh Ramdin lifted the West Indies team to a competitive score of 282 for eight batting first.

Half-centuries was made by captain Steven Smith and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh together with unbeaten score of 46 from Glen Maxwell which assured that the target was reached with eight balls to spare.

West Indies and South African team will now meet in the last preliminary match which will take place on Friday with the winners to face the Aussies in Sunday's final.

In the starting of the match, the efforts made by the players Smith and Marsh was commendable.  They could reach to the partnership of 122-runs that set the World Cup-holders back on course.

"Mitch played really well all the way through and Glenn was brilliant at the end there," said a delighted Smith after the match. "We knew it was challenging target but we always backed ourselves to get home."

"We put in a good effort but being a bowler short for most of the innings cost us," said West Indies captain Jason Holder, who could only deliver two overs before leaving the field with a leg injury.

During the innings, Samuels scored 5,000 ODI runs while Ramdin became the first West Indies wicketkeeper to reach the plateau of 2,000 runs.