GROS ISLET, St Lucia – Big-hitting batsman Kieron Pollard smashed a high-octane century as West Indies beat Australia by 42 runs in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) to take a crucial 2-1 lead in the five-match series yesterday.
The 24-year-old right-hander slammed 102 from 70 balls, a feisty knock that propelled the Windies to a competitive 294 for seven off 50 overs, after they were sent in at Beausejour Cricket Ground.
Batting at No. 6, Pollard smashed five fours and eight massive sixes in an extraordinary display which saw West Indies plunder 117 runs from the last ten overs of the innings.
Their bowlers, led by the excellent off-spinner Sunil Narine, then bowled out Australia for 252 in 46.3 overs.
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