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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.