Australia gain another win against West Indies in 4th ODI

Australia stay on way for a crushing series clean sweep after coasting to a five wicket win  over the West Indies at the Sydney  on Friday.

After the West Indies  passed to 220 runs  credit mainly goes  to an unbeaten hundred  from Kieron Pollard, Australia's win  never looked in doubt as opener Shane Watson (76) top scorer to set the platform for the chase.

Wicketkeeper Matthew Wade (13) and all-rounder Glenn Maxwell (4) were the unbeaten batsmen as the Aussies  side won with 31 deliveries left. Australia made a blazing start to their chase with Watson and Aaron Finch added on 53 runs  for the 1st  wicket until the last was trapped in front by Sunil Narine (2 for 34) for 25 runs.

The in-form Phillip Hughes (23) contribute a 63 runs  Partnership  with Shane  Watson .Adam Voges made 28, a late enclosure for the injured George Bailey , and Michael Clarke (37) both made tough contributions, with the captain removed  just before Australia reached their winning runs.  Earlier, West Indies made a terrible start to their innings struggling to 6 for 55 inside the first 20 overs.

Top order batsman Johnson Charles (0), Kieran Powell (9) and Darren Bravo (4) were all back in the pavilion in eight overs as they cut down victim to a firing Mitchell Johnson (3 for 36). Ben Cutting, playing just his 2nd  ODI, also caused havoc and ended with 3 for 45 at one stage it looked like the visitors  would be lucky to get to triple figures.

 Aggressive   knock from all-rounder Pollard, who ended unbeaten on 109 runs, and brave resistance from the West Indies' lower order got them to a viable target. Skipper Darren Sammy (25), and tailenders Andre Russell (18) and Sunil Narine (23) all made precious offerings to ensure the West Indies got over 200.

The Pollard  smashed  11 fours and 2 sixes in his 136 ball knock. Sammy's West Indies side  will now require to win the final match  in Melbourne on Sunday to avoid an upsetting 5-0 series defeat.

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