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Hogg fires Australia to 116-run win over WI

Brad Hogg grabbed his second five-wicket haul in one-dayers to skittle out West Indies for 185.
PTI | By Greg Buckle (Reuters), Melbourne
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2005 05:18 PM IST

Damien Martyn's 95 not out and a five-wicket haul from spinner Brad Hogg helped Australia crush West Indies by 116 runs in the opening match of the triangular limited-overs series on Friday.

World champions Australia smashed 301 for four including half-centuries from Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting before West Indies were dismissed for 185 in 46.2 overs.

Paceman Brett Lee (three for 36) put Australia firmly in control, removing Chris Gayle (0), Ramnaresh Sarwan (four) and Xavier Marshall (five) to peg back West Indies at 33 for four in the seventh over.

Captain Brian Lara (58) and Shivnarine Chanderpaul (46) rebuilt the innings with a 98-run partnership for the fifth wicket before the pair fell to left-arm spinner Hogg, who took a career-best five for 32 to win the man-of-the-match award.

The series continues on Sunday when Australia host Pakistan in Hobart.

Martyn, who hit six fours and one six in his 93-ball innings, continued the stunning form he showed in 2004 when he hit six Test centuries.

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