Australia complete 5-0 whitewash at MCG

Australia complete 5-0 whitewash at MCG

Tags: West Indies tour of Australia 2012-13, Australia Vs West Indies 5th ODI at Melbourne - Feb 10, 2013

Published on: Feb 10, 2013

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Australia finished a 5-0 whitewash over West Indies after defeating the visitors by 17 runs in a tense contest at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. It was a second consecutive defeat for the Windies despite one of their batsmen scoring a century, this time it was opener Johnson Charles’ efforts going in vain.

By BV Swagath

Australia finished a 5-0 whitewash over West Indies after defeating the visitors by 17 runs in a tense contest at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. It was a second consecutive defeat for the Windies despite one of their batsmen scoring a century, this time it was opener Johnson Charles’ efforts going in vain. Australia’s memorable victory was set up by a brilliant century from Adam Voges which came under pressure with the hosts reduced at 82 for 4 in the 25th over after being asked to bat first by Sammy.

Toss and Teams: West Indies have won the toss and asked Australia to bat first in the Fifth and Final ODI at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Michael Clarke is out of this game with a hamstring injury. Shane Watson takes over the captaincy in his absence. Xavier Doherty has replaced Glenn Maxwell who has flown out to India already. West Indies have gone in with an unchanged side with Gayle still not fit.

Australia: Shane Watson (C), Aaron Finch, Phillip Hughes, Shaun Marsh, Adam Voges, Brad Haddin (WK), James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Ben Cutting, Clint McKay, Xavier Doherty

West Indies: Kieran Powell, Johnson Charles, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Narsingh Deonarine, Devon Thomas (WK), Darren Sammy (C), Sunil Narine, Tino Best, Kemar Roach

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