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Australia vs West Indies WI in AUS, 3 ODIs, 2024

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3rd ODI, Manuka Oval, Canberra, 06 Feb, 2024

West Indies

WI

86/10

(24.1) overs

Australia

AUS

87/2

(6.5) overs

Australia beat West Indies by 8 wickets

Player Of The Match

Xavier Bartlett,
Australia
Australia
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West Indies

Commentary

That's it from this game and the ODI series. The Aussies won all three games and quite easily. Now it is time for the T20I series which begins on the 9th of this month. Action starts at 1330 IST (0800 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!

Steven Smith says it was a good result and everything worked off for them in this game. Adds the bowlers were brilliant and Jake was really fun to watch and he hopes he keeps playing like this. Ends by saying he enjoyed captaining the side and the guys made it easier for him.

Shai Hope says the batting let them down in this series. Adds the mind set has not been the best and they need to adapt better to different conditions. Ends by saying he is looking forward for the T20I series.

Man of the Series and Match, Xavier Bartlett says he is very happy and very pleased to perform the way he did. Adds he was just trying to take wickets and he was well supported by the field set for him. Ends by saying he is enjoying being in this side and he is happy they are doing well.

Time for presentation...

Another dominating display from the Aussies. This result was never in doubt after their bowlers bowled the Windies out for a very small score. Jake Fraser-McGurk came out all guns blazing and scored a quick fire 41. They did lose him and Hardie in quick succession but Smith and Inglis ensured there were no more wickets to fall and have completed the whitewash.

6.52

That is the end of the game. Smith steps out and hits it past cover for two. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 8 WICKETS!

6.40

Around off, blocked.

6.34

FOUR! Only two needed. Shorter and outside off, this is slapped past cover for a boundary.

6.31wd

Short and down the leg side. Wided. Just the six needed now.

6.2W

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! That is a beauty of a delivery. Length and around off, it lands and moves away. Hardie looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge and it is taken by the keeper.

6.10

On off, defended.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 80/1

J Inglis35 (16)

A Hardie2 (3)

G Motie1-0-10-0

5.60

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

5.56

SIX! Bang! Over the fence. Short and on middle, Josh goes back and pulls it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

5.40

Around off, this is pushed to cover.

5.31

Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.

5.21

On middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.

5.12

Full and on the pads, this is worked past square leg for two.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 70/1

A Hardie1 (2)

J Inglis26 (11)

A Joseph3-0-30-1

4.60

A short one to end and Hardie ducks under it.

4.51

Another one as Inglish tucks it towards mid-wicket.

4.41

On middle, this is nudged on the leg side for one.

4.41wd

WIDE! Down the leg side. Wided.

4.3W

OUT! Taken! Motie hangs on. Jake falls. The entertainment comes to an end. Joseph has his revenge but a brilliant knock from Jake Fraser-McGurk comes to an end. A real effort ball, short and on middle, hurries onto the batter. Jake looks to pull, it goes off the splice towards mid on who takes it with a dive forward.

4.24

FOUR! He is into the 40s. Joseph goes full and on middle, Jake works it behind square on the leg side. Another one which gets to the fence.

4.14

FOUR! It keeps getting better. Walks right across, this is on a length and around off. He helps it over short fine for another boundary.

Runs Scored 24 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 59/0

J Fraser-McGurk33 (15)

J Inglis25 (10)

M Forde2-0-40-0

3.61

Goes short and on middle, this is pulled down to mid on for one.

3.56

SIX! And again! Wow! Outrageous. This is slightly short yet again. The key is, he picks the length so early and slams it over mid-wicket for a biggie.

3.46

SIX! This lad is a serious talent. The courage he has is outstanding. On middle, he picks the length so early and slams it over the mid-wicket fence.

3.34

FOUR! This is on the pads and Jake has no problem in working it fine and to the fine leg fence.

3.26

SIX! Over the fence. Shot of authority. Fuller and on middle, this is lofted over the long on fence for a biggie.

Commentary

We are back for the chase. Out come Jake Fraser-McGurk and Josh Inglis. Alzarri Joseph has the new ball in hand. Here we go...

... RUN CHASE ...

Australia couldn't have asked for a better performance. They were just brilliant with the ball right from the word go. The seamers made the most of the swing available. Xavier Bartlett was the star again as he ended with four wickets. Lance Morris too bowled well but got injured midway after taking 2 wickets. Overall, it was just what you expect from an Aussie side and a whitewash is certain on the cards. Stay tuned for the chase shortly.

A disappointing display of batting from West Indies! The first two outings were bad but this was even worse. Not they would have hoped in the start. West Indies started well, lost just one wicket in the first 10 overs but then three in the next five. Suddenly, in the next 10 overs, they lost the other 5 wickets. There was everything, poor batting, poor shot selection and poor communication between the wickets as well.

24.1W

OUT! GONE! That is the end! This is full and wide of off. Alzarri Joseph swings and hits it to deep cover but mistimes and Aaron Hardie makes no mistake in the deep. THE WINDIES ARE BOWLED OUT FOR 86.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 86/9

O Thomas0 (2)

A Joseph6 (8)

A Zampa5-0-14-2

23.60

Flatter and on leg. Oshane Thomas keeps it out.

23.50

Too full and on leg, Oshane Thomas misses his flick. This time it was outside the line.

Oshane Thomas is the last man in.

23.4W

OUT! LBW! Motie has been given out LBW but he reviews. This is very full and around leg, Motie looks to sweep it but misses and gets hit on the pads. Only pitching could help him here. Ball Tracking shows it is in the line and it is THREE REDS AS WELL. Adam Zampa gets his second wicket. Even 100 looks far away from here.

23.30

Flat and around off, Motie hangs back and blocks it out.

23.20

A big full toss on off, Motie punches it to cover.

23.11

Flat and on leg, Joseph tucks it to square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 85/8

G Motie0 (1)

A Joseph5 (7)

X Bartlett7-0-21-3

22.60

Length and outside off, Motie shoulders arms to it.

22.65wd

FIVE WIDES! Rare poor delivery! Well down the leg side and swings more away. Motie misses his flick and it goes past the keeper to fine leg.

Gudakesh Motie to bat now.

22.5W

OUT! GONE! What a series Xavier Bartlett is having. The last known batter goes. Shorter and onto the body. Chase gets in a tangle as he tries to pull, hits it to deep square leg where Jake Fraser-McGurk takes an easy catch.

22.40

On the middle, this is blocked out.

22.31

Length and outside off, this is knocked through point for a single.

22.22

On a length and outside off, Joseph lofts it over covers with soft hands and takes a couple of runs.

22.11

Outside off, this is guided to third man for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 76/7

A Joseph2 (5)

R Chase11 (23)

A Zampa4-0-13-1

21.60

A googly, full and around off. Joseph prods and defends it out.

21.50

Quicker one, flat and on off, Joseph goes back and punches it to point.

21.41

On middle, this is worked down to long on for a single.

21.30

Lands on middle and spins away. Chase prods and blocks.

21.21

Flat and outside off, Joseph pushes it to deep cover for a single.

21.10

Floated, full on off, this is pushed back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 74/7

R Chase10 (21)

A Joseph1 (1)

X Bartlett6-0-12-2

20.60

On off, kept out.

20.50

Short of a length and on middle, Chase blocks it out.

20.41

On a length and on middle, Joseph plays it to point for a single.

20.3W

OUT! RUN OUT! This is going from bad to worse. On middle, Forde turns it to the right of mid-wicket. Forde runs across but Chase was ball watching. In the end, Mackenzie Harvey throws it to the keeper who has all the time to remove the bails. Both batters are going against each other. Forde slips as well so he can't even make it back.

Australia
West Indies
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
J Fraser-McGurk

c G Motie b A Joseph

41 18 5 3 227.77
J Inglis

not out

35 16 4 1 218.75
A Hardie

c S Hope b O Thomas

2 5 0 0 40
S Smith

not out

6 3 1 0 200
Extras

(b 0,lb 0,w 2,nb 1,Penalty 0)

3
Total 6.5 (RR: 12.73)
87/2

Did not bat: M Labuschagne, C Green, W Sutherland, S Abbott, X Bartlett, A Zampa, L Morris

Fall of wickets:

(J Fraser-McGurk, 4.3 ov) (A Hardie, 6.2 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
A Joseph
3 0 30 1 10.00
M Forde
2 0 40 0 20.00
G Motie
1 0 10 0 10.00
O Thomas
0.5 0 7 1 8.40
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
A Athanaze

c S Abbott b A Zampa

32 60 2 0 53.33
K Ottley

lbw b X Bartlett

8 7 2 0 114.28
K Carty

c M Labuschagne b L Morris

10 22 0 0 45.45
S Hope

lbw b S Abbott

4 5 1 0 80
T Bishop

b L Morris

0 6 0 0 0
R Chase

c J Fraser-McGurk b X Bartlett

12 26 0 0 46.15
R Shepherd

c J Inglis b X Bartlett

1 2 0 0 50
M Forde

run out (sub M Harvey / J Inglis)

0 2 0 0 0
A Joseph

c A Hardie b X Bartlett

6 9 0 0 66.66
G Motie

lbw b A Zampa

0 4 0 0 0
O Thomas

not out

0 2 0 0 0
Extras

(b 0,lb 1,w 12,nb 0,Penalty 0)

13
Total 24.1 (RR: 3.56)
86/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(K Ottley, 2.5 ov) (K Carty, 10.3 ov) (S Hope, 11.3 ov) (T Bishop, 12.5 ov) (A Athanaze, 19.5 ov) (R Shepherd, 20.1 ov) (M Forde, 20.3 ov) (R Chase, 22.5 ov) (G Motie, 23.4 ov) (A Joseph, 24.1 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
X Bartlett
7.1 0 21 4 2.93
C Green
3 0 18 0 6.00
S Abbott
4 0 14 1 3.50
L Morris
4.3 1 13 2 2.88
A Zampa
5 0 14 2 2.80
W Sutherland
0.3 0 5 0 10.00
Australia
West Indies

Commentary

That's it from this game and the ODI series. The Aussies won all three games and quite easily. Now it is time for the T20I series which begins on the 9th of this month. Action starts at 1330 IST (0800 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!

Steven Smith says it was a good result and everything worked off for them in this game. Adds the bowlers were brilliant and Jake was really fun to watch and he hopes he keeps playing like this. Ends by saying he enjoyed captaining the side and the guys made it easier for him.

Shai Hope says the batting let them down in this series. Adds the mind set has not been the best and they need to adapt better to different conditions. Ends by saying he is looking forward for the T20I series.

Man of the Series and Match, Xavier Bartlett says he is very happy and very pleased to perform the way he did. Adds he was just trying to take wickets and he was well supported by the field set for him. Ends by saying he is enjoying being in this side and he is happy they are doing well.

Time for presentation...

Another dominating display from the Aussies. This result was never in doubt after their bowlers bowled the Windies out for a very small score. Jake Fraser-McGurk came out all guns blazing and scored a quick fire 41. They did lose him and Hardie in quick succession but Smith and Inglis ensured there were no more wickets to fall and have completed the whitewash.

6.52

That is the end of the game. Smith steps out and hits it past cover for two. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 8 WICKETS!

6.40

Around off, blocked.

6.34

FOUR! Only two needed. Shorter and outside off, this is slapped past cover for a boundary.

6.31wd

Short and down the leg side. Wided. Just the six needed now.

6.2W

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! That is a beauty of a delivery. Length and around off, it lands and moves away. Hardie looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge and it is taken by the keeper.

6.10

On off, defended.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 80/1

J Inglis35 (16)

A Hardie2 (3)

G Motie1-0-10-0

5.60

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

5.56

SIX! Bang! Over the fence. Short and on middle, Josh goes back and pulls it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

5.40

Around off, this is pushed to cover.

5.31

Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.

5.21

On middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.

5.12

Full and on the pads, this is worked past square leg for two.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 70/1

A Hardie1 (2)

J Inglis26 (11)

A Joseph3-0-30-1

4.60

A short one to end and Hardie ducks under it.

4.51

Another one as Inglish tucks it towards mid-wicket.

4.41

On middle, this is nudged on the leg side for one.

4.41wd

WIDE! Down the leg side. Wided.

4.3W

OUT! Taken! Motie hangs on. Jake falls. The entertainment comes to an end. Joseph has his revenge but a brilliant knock from Jake Fraser-McGurk comes to an end. A real effort ball, short and on middle, hurries onto the batter. Jake looks to pull, it goes off the splice towards mid on who takes it with a dive forward.

4.24

FOUR! He is into the 40s. Joseph goes full and on middle, Jake works it behind square on the leg side. Another one which gets to the fence.

4.14

FOUR! It keeps getting better. Walks right across, this is on a length and around off. He helps it over short fine for another boundary.

Runs Scored 24 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 59/0

J Fraser-McGurk33 (15)

J Inglis25 (10)

M Forde2-0-40-0

3.61

Goes short and on middle, this is pulled down to mid on for one.

3.56

SIX! And again! Wow! Outrageous. This is slightly short yet again. The key is, he picks the length so early and slams it over mid-wicket for a biggie.

3.46

SIX! This lad is a serious talent. The courage he has is outstanding. On middle, he picks the length so early and slams it over the mid-wicket fence.

3.34

FOUR! This is on the pads and Jake has no problem in working it fine and to the fine leg fence.

3.26

SIX! Over the fence. Shot of authority. Fuller and on middle, this is lofted over the long on fence for a biggie.

3.11

On middle, this is pushed down to mid on for one.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 35/0

J Fraser-McGurk10 (10)

J Inglis24 (9)

A Joseph2-0-19-0

2.60

Another swing and a miss! A few words from Alzarri Joseph too. Bangs it short and on the body. Jake steps out and looks to pull it over the leg side but misses.

2.50

Goes short again and on middle, Jake looks to pull but misses to get hit on the body.

2.44

FOUR! Over the off side. Two in a row. Full and outside off, Jake lifts it over cover and this one races away to the fence. Top shot.

2.34

FOUR! Stand and deliver. Length and around off, Jake slams it over mid off and this one races away to the fence.

2.20

Angled into the pads. Jake swings but misses to get hit on the pads.

2.10

Ouch! That might have hurt. Short and on the body. Jake looks to pull but misses to get hit on it.

Runs Scored 16 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 27/0

J Inglis24 (9)

J Fraser-McGurk2 (4)

M Forde1-0-16-0

1.62

Two to end another big over. On the pads, this is worked behind square on the leg side for two.

1.50

Inglis misses out. This was short and wide outside off, he looks to cut but misses.

1.44

FOUR! Best of the lot so far. Glorious. Third boundary in the over. Full and on middle, this is drilled past mid on and the ball races away to the fence.

1.34

FOUR MORE! Aussies are in a hurry here. On the pads, this is tickled fine on the leg side. This one gets to the fence too.

1.22

Two. On middle, this is pushed past mid on for two.

1.14

FOUR! Cut away. That is a gift. This is short and wide outside off. Inglis stays back and flays it past point. This races away.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 11/0

J Inglis8 (3)

J Fraser-McGurk2 (4)

A Joseph1-0-11-0

0.61

Around off, this is pushed wide of mid off for one. Excellent first over for the Aussies.

0.51

On off, this is pushed to cover for one.

0.43

Three! On middle, fuller, this is worked through mid-wicket. Three taken.

0.34

FOUR! That is brilliant, that is just brilliant. What a shot. The third man was got up in the ring and Inglis brings out the reverse paddle scoop. This is full and on middle, he still manages to get it over short third man for a boundary.

0.32nb

Australia are underway. Wide outside off. Jake slashes at it, this goes off the inside edge towards short fine leg. A fumble from the fielder sees a run taken. It is also a no ball. Free Hit coming up.

0.20

Back of a length and on off, defended.

0.10

Starts off with one well outside off, Jake Fraser-McGurk slashes but misses.

Commentary

We are back for the chase. Out come Jake Fraser-McGurk and Josh Inglis. Alzarri Joseph has the new ball in hand. Here we go...

... RUN CHASE ...

Australia couldn't have asked for a better performance. They were just brilliant with the ball right from the word go. The seamers made the most of the swing available. Xavier Bartlett was the star again as he ended with four wickets. Lance Morris too bowled well but got injured midway after taking 2 wickets. Overall, it was just what you expect from an Aussie side and a whitewash is certain on the cards. Stay tuned for the chase shortly.

A disappointing display of batting from West Indies! The first two outings were bad but this was even worse. Not they would have hoped in the start. West Indies started well, lost just one wicket in the first 10 overs but then three in the next five. Suddenly, in the next 10 overs, they lost the other 5 wickets. There was everything, poor batting, poor shot selection and poor communication between the wickets as well.

24.1W

OUT! GONE! That is the end! This is full and wide of off. Alzarri Joseph swings and hits it to deep cover but mistimes and Aaron Hardie makes no mistake in the deep. THE WINDIES ARE BOWLED OUT FOR 86.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 86/9

O Thomas0 (2)

A Joseph6 (8)

A Zampa5-0-14-2

23.60

Flatter and on leg. Oshane Thomas keeps it out.

23.50

Too full and on leg, Oshane Thomas misses his flick. This time it was outside the line.

Oshane Thomas is the last man in.

23.4W

OUT! LBW! Motie has been given out LBW but he reviews. This is very full and around leg, Motie looks to sweep it but misses and gets hit on the pads. Only pitching could help him here. Ball Tracking shows it is in the line and it is THREE REDS AS WELL. Adam Zampa gets his second wicket. Even 100 looks far away from here.

23.30

Flat and around off, Motie hangs back and blocks it out.

23.20

A big full toss on off, Motie punches it to cover.

23.11

Flat and on leg, Joseph tucks it to square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 85/8

G Motie0 (1)

A Joseph5 (7)

X Bartlett7-0-21-3

22.60

Length and outside off, Motie shoulders arms to it.

22.65wd

FIVE WIDES! Rare poor delivery! Well down the leg side and swings more away. Motie misses his flick and it goes past the keeper to fine leg.

Gudakesh Motie to bat now.

22.5W

OUT! GONE! What a series Xavier Bartlett is having. The last known batter goes. Shorter and onto the body. Chase gets in a tangle as he tries to pull, hits it to deep square leg where Jake Fraser-McGurk takes an easy catch.

22.40

On the middle, this is blocked out.

22.31

Length and outside off, this is knocked through point for a single.

22.22

On a length and outside off, Joseph lofts it over covers with soft hands and takes a couple of runs.

22.11

Outside off, this is guided to third man for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 76/7

A Joseph2 (5)

R Chase11 (23)

A Zampa4-0-13-1

21.60

A googly, full and around off. Joseph prods and defends it out.

21.50

Quicker one, flat and on off, Joseph goes back and punches it to point.

21.41

On middle, this is worked down to long on for a single.

21.30

Lands on middle and spins away. Chase prods and blocks.

21.21

Flat and outside off, Joseph pushes it to deep cover for a single.

21.10

Floated, full on off, this is pushed back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 74/7

R Chase10 (21)

A Joseph1 (1)

X Bartlett6-0-12-2

20.60

On off, kept out.

20.50

Short of a length and on middle, Chase blocks it out.

20.41

On a length and on middle, Joseph plays it to point for a single.

20.3W

OUT! RUN OUT! This is going from bad to worse. On middle, Forde turns it to the right of mid-wicket. Forde runs across but Chase was ball watching. In the end, Mackenzie Harvey throws it to the keeper who has all the time to remove the bails. Both batters are going against each other. Forde slips as well so he can't even make it back.

20.20

Swing and a miss! Fuller and outside off, Forde skips down and swings but fails to connect.

Matthew Forde is the new man in.

20.1W

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Romario Shepherd with another cheap score. Sixth one down. This is full and outside off, swings away late. Shepherd looks to drive but edges it to the keeper who makes no mistake. West Indies are falling apart here.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 73/5

R Shepherd1 (1)

R Chase10 (19)

A Zampa3-0-11-1

19.61

Flat and outside off, Shepherd gets off the mark with a single to cover.

19.61wd

Wide! A googly going down leg, Shepherd looks to flick but misses.

Romario Shepherd walks in next.

19.5W

OUT! Another one bites the dust! Flighted, full and on middle and leg, slower in the air. Athanaze goes for the slog-sweep but mistimes and it goes up in the air and to short fine leg. Sean Abbott takes one of the simplest catches out there.

19.40

Tossed up, outside off, Athanaze pushes it late and to backward point.

19.30

FLat and around off, spins away. Athanaze is beaten as he looks to defend this up.

19.21

Around off, this is punched through covers for a single.

19.11

Slower in the air and on middle, Athanaze works it to square leg for one.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 69/4

A Athanaze31 (56)

R Chase9 (18)

W Sutherland0.3-0-5-0

18.61

On a length and on middle, Athanaze plays it to square leg for one more.

18.52

Fuller and on middle, Athanaze nudges it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

18.40

On off, this is kept out.

18.41wd

Wide! Down the leg side again. Athanaze lets it go.

18.41wd

Wide! Fuller and down leg, Athanaze looks to flick but misses.

Lance Morris is struggling with something and is walking off the field. Will Sutherland to complete the over.

18.30

Serves it short and on off. Athanaze hops and blocks it out.

18.20

A length ball, outside off, Athanaze punches it to cover.

18.10

Short of a length and on middle, blocked out.

18.11wd

Wide! Well down the leg side, Athanaze lets it go.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 63/4

A Athanaze28 (50)

R Chase9 (18)

A Zampa2-0-7-0

17.61lb

Leg bye! On the pads, Athanaze looks to sweep but misses. An appeal for LBW but that was a leggie and was going down.

17.52

Flighted, outside off, Athanaze creams it through covers for a couple of runs.

17.40

Tossed up, outside off, Athanaze looks to reverse sweep but mistimes it to point.

17.31

On off, this is pushed down to long off for a single.

17.20

Roston Chase is struggling to time. Flat and on off, Chase miscues his push to mid-wicket.

17.11

A low full toss on middle, this is flicked to deep square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 58/4

R Chase8 (16)

A Athanaze25 (46)

L Morris4-1-12-2

16.60

Fuller and outside off, this is dropped to point.

16.50

On middle, this is tucked to mid-wicket. In the air but on a bounce to Smith.

16.40

This one is at 141 clicks, on a length and outside off, scrambled seam. Chase looks to defend but misses.

16.30

Fuller ball on middle, this is bunted to mid-wicket.

16.20

This one lands outside off and it skids through. Chase looks to defend this one but misses.

16.10

On a length and on off, Chase taps it to point.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 58/4

R Chase8 (10)

A Athanaze25 (46)

A Zampa1-0-3-0

15.61

Just 3 runs off it. On middle, this is turned to mid-wicket for one more.

15.51

On middle, fuller and Athanaze sweeps it to square leg for a single.

15.40

Flatter and outside off, Athanaze looks to push but is beaten.

15.30

On off, this one spins away, Athanaze pushes it to point.

15.20

On middle, Athanaze blocks.

15.11

Fuller and outside off, this is driven to covers for a single.

Drinks! A solid start by the hosts as they put West Indies under tremendous pressure. West Indies lost just one wicket in first 10 overs but followed up losing three in the next five overs and all the good work has been undone. They need a big partnership and once again will look upon Roston Chase who has been in good form lately. Can he bail this team out from this position?

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 55/4

A Athanaze24 (42)

R Chase6 (8)

L Morris3-0-12-2

14.60

Fuller and on off, Athanaze keeps it out.

14.53

THREE! Fuller and around off, Chase flicks it through mid-wicket and mid on. Slow nature of the ground and the fielder cuts it off.

14.42

Fuller and outside off, Chase strokes it through covers for two more now.

14.30

A length ball, outside off, Chase looks to drive it away but misses.

14.20

On middle, this is eased to mid on.

14.10

On off, this is kept out.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 50/4

A Athanaze24 (41)

R Chase1 (3)

S Abbott4-0-14-1

13.60

Fuller and outside off, Athanaze pushes it to cover.

13.50

Goes across the batter now, length and outside off. Athanaze looks to push but misses.

13.44

FOUR! Welcome boundary! 50 up as well. This is short and onto the body. Athanaze pulls it but gets a top edge and it flies above the keeper for a boundary.

13.31

Fuller and on middle, this is hit through mid on for a single.

13.20

Length ball, outside off, Chase mistimes his push on the leg side.

13.11

Outside off, this is guided to third man for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 44/4

R Chase0 (1)

A Athanaze19 (37)

L Morris2-0-7-2

12.60

Shorter and wide of off. Chase lets it go.

Roston Chase is the new man in.

12.5W

OUT! BOWLED! Lance Morris gifts a duck on Bishop's debut. This is brilliant bowling. Very full and slanting on middle, Teddy Bishop looks to flick this but misses and it rolls underneath his bat and hits the stumps. Not a dream start for Bishop.

12.40

Angles in a length ball on the pads. Teddy Bishop misses his flick and gets hit on the pads.

12.30

Drops it short and around off. Teddy Bishop goes for the pull but misses and gets hit around the shoulder.

12.21

This is full and on middle, Athanaze flicks it through square leg for a single.

12.10

On middle, this is blocked out.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 43/3

T Bishop0 (3)

A Athanaze18 (35)

S Abbott3-0-8-1

11.60

First short ball from the start. On middle, Teddy Bishop sits under it.

11.50

On a length and outside off, this is punched to cover.

11.40

A length ball, around off. Teddy Bishop blocks.

The debutant, Teddy Bishop comes to the middle to face the music.

11.3W

OUT! LBW! Hope has reviewed an LBW decision. He seems to be confident. Snicko shows no bat on it. Ball Tracking shows THREE REDS. So, it turned out to be more in hope from Hope. Big wicket as the skipper goes. West Indies in trouble. Sean Abbott bowls it full and on middle, angling in. Hope pre-meditates, swings wildly across only to miss. An easy decision for the umpirie.

11.20

A length ball on off and it tails in a bit. Hope looks to defend but misses and gets hit high on the pads.

11.11

On middle, this is nudged to mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 42/2

S Hope4 (3)

A Athanaze17 (34)

L Morris1-0-6-1

10.64

FOUR! Hits it hard! Bowls it full and around off. Hope hangs back and thumps it down past mid on for a boundary.

10.50

Fuller and on off, Hope defends it out.

10.40

A length ball, outside off, Hope blocks.

Shai Hope comes to the middle.

10.3W

OUT! GONE! Marnus Labuschagne, you beauty! Felt like we were watching a football match. Short of a length and outside off, Keacy Carty cuts on the up and to the right of point. Marnus Labuschagne dives like a goalkeeper and plucks it out of thin air. Absolutely brilliant. Doesn't drop while going on the ground.

10.21

The hosts haven't bowled a short ball yet from the start! This is outside off, it is hit to third man for a single.

10.11

Length and on middle, Keacy Carty plays it to mid on for a quick single.

Powerplay 1 done! Now, 4 fielders are allowed outside the circle till the 40th over.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 36/1

A Athanaze16 (33)

K Carty9 (20)

S Abbott2-0-7-0

9.60

On middle, Alick Athanaze makes a solid block to end the over.

9.50

A length ball, around off, Alick Athanaze blocks.

9.41

SHARP SINGLE! Fuller and on middle, Keacy Carty eases it to mid on for one more.

9.30

Full and tailing on middle, this is tucked to mid-wicket.

9.20

Keeps targeting the stumps. This is on middle, Keacy Carty shuffles across and blocks it out.

9.10

A good length delivery, around off, Keacy Carty punches it to mid off.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 35/1

K Carty8 (16)

A Athanaze16 (31)

X Bartlett5-0-11-1

8.61

A single to end the over as Keacy Carty plays it to point.

8.50

On off, this is kept out.

8.40

A length ball, around off. Keacy Carty drops it to point this time.

8.30

Serves it full and around off, Keacy Carty blocks.

8.21

Short in length and outside off, Alick Athanaze cuts it to point, half-a-stop by Marnus Labuschagne and a single is taken.

8.10

Length and around off, Alick Athanaze taps it to point.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 33/1

K Carty7 (12)

A Athanaze15 (29)

S Abbott1-0-6-0

7.62

EDGED IT! A length ball, outside off, hint of away shape. Keacy Carty has a poke at it but edges it to the right of Cameron Green at first slip who dives but his long hands can't do much as well

7.50

Touch fuller and on middle, Keacy Carty drives but back to the bowler.

7.41

Fuller and outside off. Alick Athanaze waits and plays it to third man for a single.

7.30

On middle, this is blocked out.

7.22

Goes full again on middle, this is clipped through mid-wicket for a couple more.

7.10

Fuller ball on middle, Alick Athanaze looks to flick but inside edges it onto the pads. Edge saves him there.

7.11wd

Wide! Starts with one down leg. Alick Athanaze misses his clip for a wide.

Sean Abbott is into the attack now.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 27/1

A Athanaze12 (25)

K Carty5 (10)

X Bartlett4-0-9-1

6.61

Length and on the pads. Alick Athanaze tickles it to fine leg for a single.

6.50

On a length and on middle and leg. Alick Athanaze nudges it to square leg.

6.40

Angles across a length ball, outside off. Alick Athanaze leaves.

6.31

Length ball, outside off, Keacy Carty hits it to third man for one more.

6.22

Too straight on the pads, Keacy Carty flicks it behind square on the leg side and comes back for the second.

6.10

BEATEN! A length ball, outside off, Keacy Carty has  a feel for it but misses it.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 23/1

A Athanaze11 (22)

K Carty2 (7)

C Green3-0-18-0

5.60

Fuller ball and around off, this is blocked.

5.50

On the middle, this is defended.

5.40

On a length and outside off, not much swing this time. Alick Athanaze looks to push but misses.

5.32

Length and slanting on middle, Alick Athanaze flicks on the up but wide of the man at square leg for a couple of runs.

5.20

Angles in a length ball on middle, Alick Athanaze keeps it out.

5.10

Fuller and outside off, Alick Athanaze pushes it to the man at covers.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 21/1

K Carty2 (7)

A Athanaze9 (16)

X Bartlett3-0-5-1

4.60

Fuller delivery, outside off, Keacy Carty taps it to point. Just 2 off it.

4.50

A length ball on middle and swings in. Keacy Carty makes a solid block.

4.40

A length ball on off, Keacy Carty blocks it out.

4.31

Angles it on the pads, Alick Athanaze tucks it to deep square leg for a single.

4.20

On off, this is defended out.

4.11

This is full and around off, bit of shape and Keacy Carty works it to third man for a single.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 19/1

A Athanaze8 (14)

K Carty1 (3)

C Green2-0-16-0

3.60

A length ball on off, Alick Athanaze defends.

3.54

FOUR! Well played! Touch fuller and wide of off. Alick Athanaze smokes it through point, in the gap for a boundary.

3.41

Fuller and on off, Keacy Carty pushes it wide of covers and takes a single.

3.30

On middle, this is blocked out.

3.21

On a length and outside off. Alick Athanaze works it to third man for a single.

3.10

A length ball, around off, this is blocked out.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 13/1

K Carty0 (1)

A Athanaze3 (10)

X Bartlett2-0-3-1

2.60

Fuller and outside off, Keacy Carty drives it to point.

Keacy Carty is the new man in.

2.5W

OUT! LBW! Kjorn Ottley walks off. This is full and swinging back on middle. Kjorn Ottley tries to push but misses and gets hit on the pads. Right in the front. An appeal and up goes the finger. Kjorn Ottley has a word with his partner and continues to walk off.

2.41

Quick single! On middle, this is nudged to mid-wicket for one more.

2.30

Length ball, outside off and shapes away. Alick Athanaze looks to push but misses again.

2.20

On a length and on off, this is knocked to point.

2.10

A length ball, outside off. Alick Athanaze looks to defend but misses.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 12/0

K Ottley8 (6)

A Athanaze2 (6)

C Green1-0-10-0

1.60

On a length and outside off, Kjorn Ottley keeps it out.

1.54

FOUR! Superb shot! Very full and outside off. Kjorn Ottley bends his back and drives it through cover-point for a boundary. Two really good shots.

1.40

A length ball, outside off, Kjorn Ottley punches it to point.

1.30

Comes with the angle this time, length and outside off. Kjorn Ottley makes a brave leave.

1.24

FOUR! Off the mark! Overpitched, outside off. Kjorn Ottley leans and drives it through covers and it races to the fence in no time.

1.10

Gets it right this time. On a length and around off, Kjorn Ottley looks to defend but is beaten well and the ball is very close to the off pole.

1.11wd

Wide! And again! Fuller and way over the tramline. Kjorn Ottley leaves it alone.

1.11wd

Wide! So much swing. Fuller and wide of off. Kjorn Ottley leaves, it lands  and swings more away almost to first slip.

Cameron Green to bowl from the other end.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 2/0

A Athanaze2 (6)

K Ottley0 (0)

X Bartlett1-0-2-0

0.60

Good start from Xavier Bartlett! Fuller and around middle, Alick Athanaze makes a solid block.

0.50

Swinging back on middle and leg, Alick Athanaze steps across and tucks it to square leg.

0.40

Length ball, swinging on middle. Alick Athanaze watchfully blocks it out.

0.30

Pitched up, around off, Alick Athanaze times his drive well but to mid off.

0.20

A length ball, outside off and shaps in. Alick Athanaze defends close to his pads.

0.12

West Indies are underway! This is full and outside off, Alick Athanaze drives it through covers for a couple of runs.

All set for action. Steven Smith leads his team out in the middle. A bit overcast conditions right now. Alick Athanaze and Kjorn Ottley to open for West Indies. Xavier Bartlett to bowl first. Let's go...

West Indies (Playing XI) - Alick Athanaze, Kjorn Ottley, Teddy Bishop (In for Justin Greaves), Shai Hope (C/WK), Keacy Carty, Roston Chase, Romario Shepherd, Matthew Forde, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Oshane Thomas.

Australia (Playing XI) - Jake Fraser-McGurk, Josh Inglis (WK), Aaron Hardie, Steven Smith (C), Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Will Sutherland, Sean Abbott, Xavier Bartlett (In for Hazlewood), Adam Zampa, Lance Morris (In for Matthew Short).

Toss - Australia have won the toss and will BOWL.

It is time for the third and final ODI between Australia and West Indies. The hosts have already wrapped the series with two comfortable wins and will look to clean sweep it now. West Indies will be gutted as they failed to replicate their amazing performance in the Test series. They were dearly beaten in all three departments and now would love a consolation prize here. Expect a couple of changes for both teams. Maybe with not much in line, the Windies might play more fearlessly and give us some entertainment in this dead-rubber. Stay tuned for toss and other updates.

...Match Day... 

West Indies continue their long tour Down Under as it is now time for the 3rd and final ODI between Australia and West Indies at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. After an impressive performance in the Test series, West Indies have lost both ODI matches so far and the series as well but have played good cricket in patches and have had the Aussies pushed against the wall on numerous occasions. The hosts though have been able to power their way through difficult situations with the bat mostly and have been able to clinch victory in both games so far. After putting Australia into bat, West Indies had them reeling a bit at 21/2 and 50/3 but they let the opposition build a few small stands before roaring back and having them down and out at 167/7. After this though, the Windies bowled pretty poorly and what should have been a chase of under 200, turned out to be one around 260. Alzarri Joseph was surprisingly off color and went for plenty of runs as Sean Abbott took them apart in the latter stages of the first innings. Gudakesh Motie and Matthew Forde were the standouts with the ball but they would have liked a bit more from the likes of Joseph and Oshane Thomas. Australia on the other hand were patchy in the field in the first ODI and were under the pump with the bat for a long time in the 2nd ODI. But in both games, they found a way and then we're clinical in the second half of the game. Sean Abbott put on a stellar all-around display first with the bat and then with the ball as well to help his side seal the series. Can West Indies put on a good performance for one whole game instead of bits and pieces and avoid a whitewash? We shall find out.