West Indies v Australia 2016, Stats: Marsh, Hazlewood help Australia beat WI by 58 runs to win Tri-Series
ODI Number 1 side, Australia showed just why they are top of the table when it comes to the 50-over format as they defeated hosts, West Indies in the final of the Tri-Nation Series at Bridgetown on Sunday. Batting first, Australia kept losing wickets at regular intervals and were down to 156/5. However, some good rearguard action, especially Matthew Wade's half-century helped the Aussies reach a competitive total.
In reply, West Indies were never really in the game as the Australian bowlers kept the host batsmen under check and bowled them out for 212. Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Marsh picked up eight wickets between them as the hosts failed to continue the good form they had all throughout the tournament.
Here are the major stats from the game:
5/50 – Josh Hazlewood's bowling figures in the final is his second best in ODIs. This was also his second five-wicket haul in ODIs.
6 – Sunil Narine picked up only 6 wickets in the last 6 matches of the tournament. In the first match, Narine had picked up 6 wickets.
26.16 – The batting average of Australia's opening partnership in this Tri-Series. This is the lowest among all the three teams. The highest for them this series was 44 in their first match.
50+ – None of Australia's top six batsmen made a score of more than 50. The last time that this happened was in 2012.
49 – Kieron Pollard has picked up 49 wickets in 98 ODIs, at an average of 1 wicket every 2 matches.
111 – Mitchell Marsh scored 111 runs before he was dismissed in the final of the Tri-Series. He had made 79* in the previous match and made 32 in the final before he was dismissed.
264 – Steven Smith finished the tournament as the highest run-getter after scoring 264 runs in 6 innings at an average of 52.80.
1024 – Mitchell Marsh reached a milestone of scoring 1000 runs in ODIs. He, along with Geoff Marsh, becomes the second father-son duo to score more than 1000 runs in ODIs. The first pair was Geoff Marsh and Shaun Marsh.
1999 – The last time that the 7th, 8th, and 9th wickets of Australia added 25-plus run partnerships was in 1999. It was also against West Indies at Bridgetown.
2006 – This was the last time that West Indies appeared in the finals of an ODI series/tournament. They had met Australia in the final of the 2006 Champions Trophy.