West Indies got off to a good start, but then lost 3 quick wickets which effected the chase.

Kieron Pollard and Denesh Ramdin tried to hard together to build up a partnership but when Pollard got dismissed, it was always going to be an uphill task for the hosts.

Mitchell Marsh was clinical with the ball and his triple strike got back the chase.

Adam Zampa kept things quiet in the middle overs and like it has always been, Australia never let the intensity dip anytime in the field. Quite fittingly they are the champions.


Mitchell Starc to take the new ball. Andre Fletcher and Johnson Charles to open for the hosts.





WI need 271 runs to win the Tri-Nation series.






Australia finish on 270/8 with contributions from Wade, Marsh, Smith and Finch. Gabriel and Holder picked up two wickets each for the home side. 




A magnificent half-century by Wade. He was under pressure in this game, for the final and the West Indies players were coming at him.


Scorecard





West Indies Tri-Nation Series - Final

Australia won by 58 runs








Australia innings (50 overs maximum)RMB4s6sSR
UT Khawajac †Ramdin b Holder14201430100.00
AJ Finchc Samuels b Pollard47574161114.63
SPD Smith*c Samuels b Gabriel46106594077.96
GJ Baileyb Brathwaite2244442050.00
MR Marshb Benn3255454071.11
GJ Maxwelllbw b Gabriel44410100.00
MS Wade†not out57835223109.61
MA Starcst †Ramdin b Narine1726251168.00
NM Coulter-Nilec Bravo b Holder15161010150.00
A Zamparun out (Brathwaite)51460083.33
JR Hazlewoodnot out02000-
Extras(b 1, lb 2, w 8)11
Total(9 wickets; 50 overs)270(5.40 runs per over)



Fall of wickets 1-28 (Khawaja, 4.3 ov), 2-69 (Finch, 12.3 ov), 3-120 (Bailey, 24.1 ov), 4-152 (Smith, 30.2 ov), 5-156 (Maxwell, 30.6 ov), 6-173 (Marsh, 36.5 ov), 7-211 (Starc, 43.4 ov), 8-238 (Coulter-Nile, 46.5 ov), 9-264 (Zampa, 49.4 ov)


BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
JO Holder1015125.103451(2w)
ST Gabriel705828.282191(1w)
CR Brathwaite823214.003121
KA Pollard503316.601121(1w)
SP Narine1015515.503341(3w)
SJ Benn1003813.803220(1w)
West Indies innings (target: 271 runs from 50 overs)RMB4s6sSR
ADS Fletcherc Smith b Hazlewood946251036.00
J Charleslbw b Marsh4588614173.77
DM Bravoc †Wade b Marsh624201030.00
MN Samuelsc Bailey b Marsh6871085.71
D Ramdin†b Hazlewood40115672159.70
KA Pollardc Hazlewood b Zampa2033251180.00
JO Holder*c Finch b Coulter-Nile3443373191.89
CR Brathwaiteb Hazlewood14181111127.27
SP Narinec Smith b Hazlewood23191840127.77
SJ Bennc Maxwell b Hazlewood21130066.66
ST Gabrielnot out13100100.00
Extras(lb 2, w 9, nb 1)12
Total(all out; 45.4 overs)212(4.64 runs per over)



Fall of wickets 1-49 (Fletcher, 10.3 ov), 2-62 (Bravo, 16.2 ov), 3-68 (Samuels, 18.1 ov), 4-72 (Charles, 20.1 ov), 5-105 (Pollard, 27.1 ov), 6-148 (Holder, 37.4 ov), 7-185 (Brathwaite, 41.3 ov), 8-194 (Ramdin, 43.3 ov), 9-211 (Narine, 45.2 ov), 10-212 (Benn, 45.4 ov)


BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
MA Starc803204.003230(3w)
JR Hazlewood9.415055.173361
NM Coulter-Nile804615.752732(3w)
MR Marsh1013233.204211(1nb, 1w)
A Zampa1005015.003351(1w)