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Warner blitz leads Aussies to easy victory

David Warner smashed an incredible 29 ball 67 to help the Aussies record an easy 9 wicket victory over the West Indies at the SCG to complete a series whitewash.

Chasing a total of 139 for victory Warner thrilled the SCG crowd with some stunning batting smashing the West Indies bowlers around the ground with ease. Warnerís blitz included 7 sixes and 5 fours.

Warner enjoyed a devastating opening partnership of 99 with Shane Watson before Warner was caught by Kieron Pollard out at long off to give Nikita Miller the wicket, Miller finished with figures of 2-56.

With Warner gone Watson maintained the Aussies run rate supported by Brad Haddin as the pair chased down the West Indies total.

With the scores tied Haddin (6) was caught by Runako Morton in the extra cover to leave Daniel Christian the job of hitting the winning runs to seal an impressive victory.

Chris Gayle won the toss for the West Indies and elected to bat first with his side looking for their first win over the Aussies this summer.

The West Indies started off well with Chris Gayle and Travis Dowlin comfortably seeing off Shaun Tait with the new ball but the Aussies soon broke through will Ryan Harris removing Gayle.

Having seen Gayle smash him for a four and six from consecutive balls Harris bowled a slower ball which Gayle could only top edge to Steven Smith at third man to leave the West Indies 26-1.

Runako Morton, who played brilliantly for the West Indies in Hobart on Sunday scoring 40 came into bat up the order and from the first ball he faced at the end of Harrisís 2nd over he picked out Cameron White in the slips for a first ball duck.

Dowlin who was supported by Kieron Pollard offered some resistantís as the pair enjoyed a 3rd wicket partnership of 23 before Pollard was bowled by Shane Watson for only 5.

Wavell Hinds (0) and Dowlin (31) soon followed to leave the visitors 63-5.

After Dwayne Smith (8) was caught by David Warner in the deep cover off the bowling of Daniel Christian the West Indies could have collapsed but Narsingh Deonarine and Denesh Ramdin battled back with a 7th wicket partnership of 22 runs before Ramdin was bowled by Tait.

With the visitors 98-7 Deonarine continued his cameo innings hitting Christian for two big sixes to finish unbeaten on 36 helping the West Indies reach 138-7.

source - cricket20.com
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