Windies square one-day series with five-wicket win over Australia
23:45 GMT, 18 March 2012
Kieron Pollard's unbeaten 47 anchored
the West Indies to a five-wicket victory over Australia in Sunday's
second one-day international in Kingstown, St Vincent.
Chasing a Duckworth-Lewis-revised
victory target of 158 after rain reduced the match to 40 overs a side,
the hosts rattled off the required runs with 10 balls to spare.
All smiles: Dwayne Bravo (left) and Kieron Pollard celebrate victory
Pollard's 61-ball stint was highlighted by four sixes, but it was a maximum by Carlton Baugh (18 not out) that got the West Indies over the line for a victory that levels the five-match series at 1-1.
The West Indies' first ODI victory over Australia in more than five years looked a long way from being realised early in their reply when Kieran Powell was removed for no score, trapped lbw to Brett Lee's first ball of the innings.
Johnson Charles and Marlon Samuels settled any early nerves as they took the hosts' score out to beyond 40 before the latter was bowled between bat and pad by Australia skipper Shane Watson on 20, while Charles followed a short time later, run out on 26 while attempting a second run.
Unbeaten: Kieron Pollard was a thorn in Australia's side
Darren Bravo added 16 runs before he was removed by Xavier Doherty, leaving Dwayne Bravo (30) and Pollard to take the score beyond 100 and bring victory into the Windies' sights.
Dwayne Bravo fell to a run out in the 34th over as he attempted a single, yet with his demise came the arrival of Baugh, who combined with the assured Pollard to comfortably ease the hosts to victory.
Earlier, Sunil Narine claimed four wickets in a man-of-the-match performance as the West Indies restricted the tourists to 154 for nine before that figure was revised up on the Duckworth-Lewis.
Narine stole the show with four for 27 while Kemar Roach added two for 23.
David Hussey's 37 was the best Australia's batsmen had to offer.
The hosts made an early breakthrough with Roach bowling opener David Warner for just 13.
Roach struck again four balls later to end Peter Forrest's stay without adding to the score, the 26-year-old edging to Windies captain Darren Sammy at second slip.
Watson was on 25 when he fell to a Sammy delivery, leaving Australia struggling on 46 for three.
Take that: Australia's opener David Warner drives as wicket keeper Carlton Baugh looks on
Mike Hussey tried to get the tourists' innings going but was deceived by a quick ball from Narine on 24 which he flicked behind to wicket-keeper Baugh.
Dwayne Bravo got in on the wickets, removing George Bailey on 21, before Daniel Christian was run out for six following a mix-up with David Hussey. Matthew Wade (three) then came unstuck at the hands of Narine, before the off-spinner ended David Hussey's resistance and dismissed Clint McKay for six.