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WI crash

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KINGSTOWN – Spineless batting sent West Indies crashing to yet another defeat here yesterday, as they lost the opening One-Day International of the five-match series against Australia by 64 runs at the Arnos Vale Stadium.
Chasing a moderate 205 for victory on a slowish track, West Indies capitulated from 97 for three in the 24th over to 140 all out off 32.2 overs, to extend their wretched run against the rampant Aussies to 13 successive losses.
The Windies were making a fist of it when Marlon Samuels (35) and Dwayne Bravo (32) were engaged in an exciting 64-run stand for the fourth wicket.
However, both batsmen fell in the space of four runs as the hosts lost six wickets for seven runs, with left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty, who claimed four for 48 and seamer Clint McKay, with two for 22, destroying the middle and lower order.
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