Aaron Finch set for surgery as West Indies level ODI series with Australia

  • Australia beaten by four wickets by hosts in Barbados
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The ODI cricket series between Australia and West Indies in Barbados will go down to the final match after the hosts levelled the score with a four-wicket win in a low-scoring rescheduled game two in Barbados.

Australia collapsed to 45-6 in the 13th over, but the lower half of the order fought hard to eke out a score of 187 before the innings ended with 17 balls left. No 10 Wes Agar (41 off 36), who equalled his best score in any format, top-scored for Australia.

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Australia’s bowlers rip through West Indies to win first ODI

  • Australia 252-9; West Indies 123 | Australia win by 133 runs
  • Alex Carey wins in first game as captain after rain affects play

Stand-in captain Alex Carey starred with the bat and his opening bowlers with the ball, as Australia charged to a 133-run win over the West Indies in the first ODI in Barbados.

Australia scored 252-9, but the home side’s target was revised to 257 off 49 overs after three rain delays. Carey (67 off 87 balls) and Ashton Turner (49 off 45) combined for a fifth-wicket stand of 104 in just under 19 overs.

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England’s famous win over Australia: the most consequential match of all | Matthew Engel

The 1981 Ashes win at Headingley, inspired by an Ian Botham innings 40 years ago today, reverberated through the decades

I was there, you know. On the world’s most famous cricket ground on the day of England’s most famous Test win. In the old Lord’s press box next to the pavilion. True, the win in question was not actually at Lord’s: it was 200 miles away at Headingley. But we remember the most dramatic events through the prism of where we were when we heard the news.

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