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West Indies draw series with 14-run winPosted: March 30, 2012
The West Indies cricketers have levelled the two match Twenty20 series against the touring Australians. This after a half century by man of the match Dwayne Smith steered them to a 14 run victory at Kensington Oval in Barbados.
The windiest who won the toss and electing to bat were dismissed for 160 in 19.4 overs.
This after getting off to a whirlwind start that saw them to 110 for 3 before losing their final 7 wickets for 50 runs.
Smith led the way with a quick-fire 63 from 33 balls while Johnson Charles made a 21 ball 37 as the pair put on 72 for the first wicket.
Dwayne bravo with 23 was the only other batsman to make anything above 7, while Brett Lee finished with 3 for 23 and Clint McKay and Shane Watson took 2 wickets each.
The Australians in reply were restricted to 146 for 9 from their 20 overs.
Opener David Warner who made 58 was the leading scorer against Marlon Samuels and Fidel Edwards who took 3 wickets each.
Dwayne Bravo supported with 2 for 27.
The teams following today’s result have split the ODI series at 2-games apiece and drawn the T20I series at 1-1.
They will now turn their attentions to the test series which bowls off next Saturday also in Barbados.