Match Preview - 5th ODI at St. Lucia, Australia tour of West Indies 2012
The last time, a West Indian side beat Australia was way back in 1995. Now West Indies have put themselves in a position to win a series against Australia after 17 years. Pollard’s carnage of a 70 ball century took his team home in the fourth ODI. Despite winning the first ODI, Australia couldn’t keep its lead. A Rain affected second ODI saw West Indies beat Australia by 5 wickets and the nail biting third encounter saw a tie.
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Both the teams are playing the fifth and final ODI on Sunday. Both Captains Darren Sammy and Shane Watson would look to seal the match for their teams. Ultimately at the end of the day, only one team can prevail. West Indies have dominated throughout the series but Australia are no push overs. May the best team win.
Venue: Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
Timing: 1900 hrs IST
Channel Telecasting: Ten Sports
PROBABLE PLAYING XI:
1 Adrian Barath, 2 Johnson Charles, 3 Marlon Samuels, 4 Darren Bravo, 5 Dwayne Bravo, 6 Kieron Pollard, 7 Andre Russell, 8 Carlton Baugh (wk), 9 Darren Sammy (c), 10 Sunil Narine, 11 Kemar Roach.
1 David Warner, 2 Shane Watson (c), 3 Peter Forrest, 4 Michael Hussey, 5 David Hussey, 6 George Bailey, 7 Matthew Wade (wk), 8 Brett Lee, 9 Clint McKay, 10 Xavier Doherty, 11 Ben Hilfenhaus.
PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR:
Kieron Pollard: He had unleashed the beast inside him in the fourth ODI. Australia, especially Brett Lee was in the receiving end. He would look to extend his brutal patch as not many bowlers are there across the globe to stop him when he gets going.
Xavier Doherthy: He has threatened the west Indies line up with his spinning deliveries. He has taken important wickets right through out the series. He is due for one match winning performance