Mitchell Marsh claimed three wickets in three overs as the West Indies top-order collapsed in the Tri-Nation series final.
Marsh produced one of the best spells of the tournament when he came back in the 17th over for his second stint of the match. Two balls into the over the pressure that the Australians had put on West Indies paid off. The Windies, who were scoring slowly, tried to accelerate, but Darren Bravo was caught-out as Marsh angled a short-of-length delivery back in from around the stumps – he was caught by Matthew Wade behind the stumps.
Marsh’s second wicket came with first ball of his next over, this time he dismissed West Indies’ form batsman Marlon Samuels. He was under-pressure to increase the scoring rate as there had been 73 dot balls by the 18th over in the West Indies innings. Samuels got a leading edge to George Bailey at short cover as he closed the face of the bat early. He faced only seven balls for his six runs.
Marsh then took a wicket with the first-ball of the 21st over when he trapped West Indies’ best batsman on the day Johnson Charles. He top-scored for them with 45 runs off 61 balls. That left the hosts on 72-3, and they managed to only add 140 runs to that score before being bowled out. Australia won by 58 runs.
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