West Indies v Australia, 2016: Stats - Starc, batsmen propel Australia to the final
The Tri-Nation series in West Indies has been one of the most entertaining series in recent times as all teams have stood a chance of qualifying to the finals of the tournament. With yesterday's win, Australia has now qualified for the final with the match between West Indies and South Africa becoming a semi-final.
West Indies were propelled to 282 after some brilliant batting by Marlon Samuels and Denesh Ramdin. Samuels carried on his form from the last game and went one better as he scored a century.
In reply, Australia reached the target with eight balls to spare after fifties by Steven Smith and Mitchell Marsh. Glenn Maxwell displayed some brilliant array of shots as he played quickfire 46* to power Australia to the finals.
Here are the major stats from the game:
1 – Denesh Ramdin became the first wicketkeeper from West Indies to reach the milestone of 2000 ODI runs.
1 – Marlon Samuels scored his first ODI century against Australia. His previous highest was 92 that he scored in the previous ODI against Australia in Basseterre.
3 – Johnson Charles has been dismissed for a duck for the third time in ODIs against Australia. Charles is the second West Indian batsman after Desmond Haynes to have the infamous record to his name.
47.83 – Steven Smith's batting average in ODIs in 2016. In 13 innings, he has scored 574 runs and has one hundred and four fifties to his name.
79* – Mitchell Marsh's unbeaten knock in this match is his fourth highest score in ODIs. This was his seventh ODI fifty.
92 – Denesh Ramdin's knock of 92 is his highest score in ODIs since scoring 169 against Bangladesh in 2014. His las fifty came during the 2015 ICC World Cup. This is also the highest score by a West Indian wicketkeeper against Australia.
98 – Mitchell Starc now holds the record for picking up the most number of wickets in 50 ODIs. He broke Shane Bond's record of 95 wickets.
176.92 – The strike rate of Glenn Maxwell in his knock of 46 in this match. This was only his third knock above 40 in 10 ODI innings this year.
192 – The fourth wicket partnership for West Indies between Marlon Samuels and Denesh Ramdin is the highest for them against Australia in ODIs. This is also the third highest West Indies for the fourth wicket in ODIs.
5000 – Marlon Samuels reached the milestone of 5000 runs in ODIs for West Indies. He is now the tenth West Indian batsman to reach the milestone.