West Indies Lead the ODI series 2-1, looking forward to series victory.....
March 24, 2012 2:34am CST
West Indies had won the 4th ODI and now the series is leveled at 2-1. Aussies won the 1st match and after that WI came back strongly and won the 2nd Match. The 3rd match ended in a dramatic Tie, where WI should have won,WI lose their last wicket in the last over and the match resulted in a tie. And WI players continued their form and beat Aussies and with the amazing century from pollard they won the match by 42 runs in the 4th match. Now WI will not lose this series as only 1 more match left in the series. I think WI have all the chances to win it and register a superb series victory against Aussies.... I think WI bowling had improved a lot , the WI bowlers doesn't allows the Aussies Batsmen to settle down and they are able to restrict Aussies to low totals. S Narine has performed superbly, He is now the leading wicket taker and he is having an Econ: rate of 2.74. Also Roach and Bravo are doing their job neatly. Its good to see WI team coming back in to form and performing well. Share your views........
24 Mar 12
It was a good game from the West Indies as they are a step away from winning the series.From the match we should not ignore the little innings which was played by sammy as he got 31 runs from 13 balls and took his team to a defend-able total of 294.The main thing which West Indies have found is a good bowler in the form of shiv narine who is a great bowler and is giving nightmares to the Australian Batsmen. kieron pollard is a great player and as i was watching the match and i came to know that he had hit 66 sixes in the ODIs and he has played only 50 innings he has reached the top 50 players to hit that many sixes and the players who are there in that list have played over 100 innings so he is a great player,its just that he should play a little sensibly and he will produce goods for the team.Yes it is good to see that West Indies is playing good cricket and had given good competition to the team which is number 1 at the moment.
24 Mar 12
I haven't been following this particular series too closely. But when checking the latest happenings in the world of cricket after the Asia Cup, I stumbled upon the great win WI achieved against the mighty Aussies. This was certainly a lot of pleasurable moment to see the once strong West Indies to be back on the winning streak. You are right. WI won't lose this series. But a 2-2 result is also not on their minds. What they want is a clear-cut win. Brett Lee might have given some butterflies in the stomach of the WI players. But I think the WI were calm under pressure. In around 20-22 balls a player like Lee could have easily scored the 42 runs seeing the form he was in, in that particular knock.
24 Mar 12
Hi ramaswamy, You are right, West Indies team appears to have improved tremendously. After loosing 13 out of 14 matches in a trot, it must have gone to their minds that Australia is unbeatable. Now that they have won 2 out of 4 matches and third being a tie their confidence level must be very high and most likely to clinch the series. It was a fabulous innings from Keiron Pollard which took West Indies to unbeatable score of 294 on that pitch and but for the late strike from Brett lee who was aroused by a hit on the arm by a beamer from Kemar Roach, Australia would have struggled to reach 200. It was an extraordinary innings from Brett Lee who plundered 24 runs of very next over of Kemar Roach and went on to record his highest score in O.D.I.s by scoring 59 runs with 5 fours and equal number of sixes. Kemar Roch ultimately got his man who was the last man to be out on the score of 252 giving W.I. win by 42 runs.
24 Mar 12
Yes, WI had out played Aussies, they are making a very good come back after many losses. In the last match, Pollard played very well and B Lee showed some resistance from the aussies side, He played superb innings. But Aussies were no were near to the victory.