WI crash to second loss
... despite Powell fireworks
PERTH, Australia (CMC) — West Indies were blown away by another Mitchell Starc five-wicket haul, as they plunged to their second defeat in three days at the WACA Ground here yesterday.
Chasing 267 for victory, West Indies folded for 212 off 38.1 overs despite opener Kieran Powell’s polished 83 off 90 balls, with leftarm seamer Starc dismantling the innings with five for 32.
He wiped out the top order, removing Chris Gayle (4), Ramnaresh Sarwan (0) and Darren Bravo (14) all via the lbw route, as West Indies spectacularly tumbled to 33 for three after eight overs.
Powell and Dwayne Bravo, who hit 45, stitched up the innings with a 126-run, fourth-wicket stand that put the Windies on course victory but Starc returned in a second spell to trigger another slide that saw the tourists lose their last seven wickets for 53 runs. Off-spinner Glenn Maxwell, who came in for a pummelling from Powell and Bravo, supported with four for 63.
The 54-run defeat left the Windies trailing 0-2 in the five-match series.
A Finch c DM Bravo b Holder 11
U Khawaja c Powell b Roach 3
P Hughes c DM Bravo b
*M Clarke b DJ Bravo 16
G Bailey not out 125
+M Wade c Sammy b Narine 16
G Maxwell b Sammy 0
J Faulkner c Powell b Sammy 39
M Johnson not out 16
Extras (lb10, w9) 19
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Khawaja, 4.2 overs), 2-25 (Finch, 7.2), 3-56 (Hughes, 12.4), 4-56 (Clarke, 13.1), 5-93 (Wade, 23), 6-98 (Maxwell, 23.4), 7-198 (Faulkner, 44.2)
Bowling: Roach 10-0-51-1, Holder 10-1-56-1 (w5), Sammy 10-0-48-3 (w2), Bravo 10-0-67-1 (w2), Narine 10-0-34-1.
C Gayle lbw b Starc 4
K Powell lbw b Starc 83
R Sarwan lbw b Starc 0
DM Bravo lbw b Starc 14
DJ Bravo c wkp Wade b Maxwell 45
K Pollard c Finch b Maxwell 1
+D Thomas c wkp Wade b Starc 0
*D Sammy c Faulkner b Maxwell 8
J Holder run out 9
S Narine st Wade b Maxwell 24
K Roach not out 0
Extras (lb13, w11) 24
TOTAL (all out; 38.1 overs) 212
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Gayle, 1.4 overs), 2-10 (Sarwan, 2), 3-33 (DM Bravo, 8), 4-159 (DJ Bravo, 28), 5- 166 (Powell, 29.3), 6-166 (Thomas, 29.4), 7-168 (Pollard, 30.1), 8-179 (Sammy, 34.4), 9-209 (Narine, 37), 10-212 (Holder, 38.1)
Bowling: McKay 6-0-32-0 (w3), Starc 8-1-32-5 (w4), Faulkner 7-0- 40-0 (w1), Johnson 9-0-32-0 (w3), Maxwell 8.1-1-63-4.
Result: Australia won by 54 runs.
Series: Australia lead five-match
Man-of-the-Match: George Bailey.
Toss: West Indies.
Umpires: Nigel Llong, Paul Reiffel.
TV Umpire: Asad Rauf.