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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.

Bilateral Series Results between Australia and West Indies
541008 Mar 1995West IndiesAustralia in West Indies ODI Series, 1994/95
4310029 Feb 1984West Indies Australia in West Indies ODI Series, 1983/84
7331011 Apr 1999Drawn Australia in West Indies ODI Series, 1998/99
7340017 May 2003Australia Australia in West Indies ODI Series, 2003
2110022 Feb 1978Drawn Australia in West Indies ODI Series, 1977/78
5140026 Feb 1991Australia Australia in West Indies ODI Series, 1990/91
1010020 Dec 1975Australia West Indies in Australia ODI Match, 1975/
5050024 Jun 2008Australia Australia in West Indies ODI Series, 2008
504017 Feb 2010Australia West Indies in Australia ODI Series, 2009/10

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.

MATCH DETAILS:

We are already up 2-1 and we cannot lose the series but we want to finish with a win. We have worked really hard to get here and we want to go all the way. The job is not yet done." says Pollard

Venue: Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
Timing: 1900 hrs IST
Channel Telecasting: Ten Sports

PROBABLE PLAYING XI:

WEST INDIES:
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.

AUSTRALIA:
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

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