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Tri Series Match 2: Australia beat West Indies by 6 wickets

Updated: 06 June 2016 04:18 IST - Published: 05 June 2016 17:25 IST
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That sums up the proceedings for tonight, folks. We'll see you again for the third game of the series on June 7, which would be between South Africa and Australia, and would begin at 22:30 IST. Sportskeeda's live coverage would start at 22:00 IST. Till then, it's a warm goodbye from your commentators, Kislaya Srivastava and Aadya Sharma.
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Lyon: "We bowled pretty well in partnerships. To bowl WI out for 116 is a pretty nice thing. I try to stick with my off-breaks which have been working for me. Great place to play cricket (talking about the track) and looking forward to the game against South Africa."
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NATHAN LYON has been adjudged as the MAN OF THE MATCH!
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Smith: "It's nice to get off to a start like that. The spinners were magnificent today, they bowled in the right areas and they would be licking their fingers, if the surface remains the same for the new game against South Africa. Warner has been really good. The team that plays well against the spinners would hold the upper hand in the next game. Nice to get this game out of the way with a bonus point."
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Holder: "Obviously we didn't bat well. there are no excuses for not putting up enough runs on the board. We lost wickets in clusters, and couldn't build up partnerships. It wasn't an easy wicket to go out there and score freely, and we needed to spend some time at the wicket which we didn't. Credit to the way the guys fought. (in the 2nd innings)"
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A good attempt with the ball by the West Indies but they just didn't have the runs on the board. David Warner was exceptional with the bat, on a surface where the other batsmen were struggling to find their rhythm. He finished unbeaten with 55 runs to his name. It must not be forgotten, however, that Sunil Narine was exceptional too, once again, in consecutive games, picking up 2/36 from his 10 overs. Australia pick up the bonus point as well. For a moment, there was a mini scare, when Narine bowled a two-wicket maiden, but there were just 25 runs to defend from thereon. The batsmen failed for the home side and they need to put in a much-improved performance if they have plans of winning the tri-series. In the end, Australia have been victorious by 6 wickets.
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25.4 Fletcher to Warner, 2 runs, AUSTRALIA WIN by 6 WICKETS! Warner goes back and cuts the ball past cover to take a couple and guide his team home.
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25.3 Fletcher to Warner, no run, short and wide, cut to backward point.
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25.2 Fletcher to Warner, 2 runs, pushes a ball on the off stump past cover.
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25.1 Fletcher to Warner, no run, pulls a short ball to short mid on.
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Andre Fletcher has been introduced into the attack. Signs of surrender by the West Indies.
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25 overs have been completed. Just 4 more runs are needed. So the West Indies did manage to take this game a bit deep, thanks to Sunil Narine.
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24.6 Benn to Mitchell Marsh, no run, goes on the back foot and defends the length ball back.
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24.5 Benn to Mitchell Marsh, no run, flighted on the off stump, defended to point.
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24.4 Benn to Warner, 1 run, flighted and slow, Warner nudges it to short third man and sets off for a quick single.
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24.3 Benn to Warner, no run, short of a length, cut to short cover.
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24.2 Benn to Mitchell Marsh, 3 runs, paddle sweeps a full ball towards fine leg.
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24.1 Benn to Mitchell Marsh, no run, full ball, driven to cover point.
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Benn continues. Just 8 more runs needed.
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A brilliant spell by Narine comes to an end. 10-2-36-2 are his figures for the night.
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23.6 Narine to Warner, no run, that pitches and turns half the width of the pitch. The bat was nowhere near.
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23.5 Narine to Mitchell Marsh, 1 run, full on the stumps, driven to long on.
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23.4 Narine to Mitchell Marsh, no run, faster on the off stump, defended to off.
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23.3 Narine to Mitchell Marsh, no run, inside edges a drive to short mid on.
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23.2 Narine to Warner, 1 run, short ball, on the off stump, cut to deep point. 50 for Warner. What a knock! He has continued from where he had left in the IPL.
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23.1 Narine to Warner, SIX! Delivers it wide of the crease, Warner sit on one knee and smashes it over the bowler's head and way into the stands. In the midst of a breathtaking spell by Narine, Warner launches the spinner straight back over his head for a gigantic six. What a player!
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Narine to bowl his last over.
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5 runs from the over, as Warner and Marsh continue to weather the storm created by Narine and co. albeit too late in the match, and try to guide their team to safety.
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22.6 Benn to Warner, 1 run, squeezes a length ball to point and sets off for a quick run.
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22.5 Benn to Warner, no run, watchfully defends a length ball back.
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22.4 Benn to Mitchell Marsh, 1 run, paddle sweeps a full ball next to the keeper. Got an edge on that.
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22.3 Benn to Mitchell Marsh, 2 runs, full on the off stump, driven to long off for a quick two.
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22.2 Benn to Mitchell Marsh, no run, full on the off stump, defended to point.
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22.1 Benn to Warner, 1 run, shortish on the leg stump, pulled to deep square leg.
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Benn continues.
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2 runs and a close shave in that over. You could not have expected anything more from Narine. The spinner showed his class once again.
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21.6 Narine to Mitchell Marsh, no run, quicker one, eased to short cover.
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21.5 Narine to Warner, 1 run, full and straight, gets the toe end of the bat and goes past short cover.
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21.4 Narine to Mitchell Marsh, 1 run, full and flighted, swept to deep square leg.
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21.3 Narine to Mitchell Marsh, no run, shortish on the off stump, defended on the back foot.
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21.2 Narine to Mitchell Marsh, no run, full and straight, defended back.
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21.1 Narine to Mitchell Marsh, no run, ball pitches outside off stump and turns in. Hits him on the pads. They go for a review but there was too much turn. Seemingly, it has struck him outside the line of off stump, and it has pitched outside as well. Doesn't look like the review is going to work here. And, it doesn't. It stays NOT OUT!
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Narine continues.
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Well, well, all of a sudden, there is some pressure building. West Indies may eventually lose tonight, but it has to be admitted that Narine has bowled beautifully.
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20.6 Benn to Warner, no run, on the pads, cant get it away.
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20.5 Benn to Warner, no run, sharp turn after pitching outside off, defended back.
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20.4 Benn to Warner, no run, slow and flighted, squeezed to point.