Pollard century lands WINDIES series lead

Jamaica Observer

Friday, March 23, 2012 | 4:28 PM    

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A revitalised West Indies team gained the upper hand in the five match One Day series against Australia on the back of a swashbuckling century from Kieron Pollard at the Beausejour Cricket Ground in St Lucia.

The hosts piled up a formidable 294-7 and fielded and bowled well to restrict the once mighty Aussies to 252 all out.

The West Indies now hold an unbeatable 2-1 series lead and will now look to keep the Australians on the back foot in the final One Day International at the same ground on Sunday.


WEST INDIES 294 for seven off 50 overs (Kieron Pollard 102, Adrian Barath 41, Johnson Charles 37, Andre Russell 34, Darren Sammy 31, Darren Bravo 25; Shane Watson 2-55, Xavier Doherty 2-64, Brett Lee 2-72)

AUSTRALIA 252 all out off 46.3 overs (Brett Lee 59, David Hussey 57, Shane Watson 28, Mike Hussey 26, George Bailey 25, Peter Forrest 24; Andre Russell 2-34, Darren Sammy 2-42, Dwayne Bravo 2-47, Kemar Roach 2-74).




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