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Katich, Lee set up 73-run victory for Australia

Express bowler Brett Lee picked up four wickets as West Indies, chasing 270, crashed to 196 all out.
PTI | By Trevor Robb (AFP), Adelaide
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2005 05:52 PM IST

The West Indies started like a tornado but ended in the doldrums once again, petering out to a 73-run loss to Australia in the tri-series One-Day International at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday.

Australia scored 269 for 8 off 50 overs before dismissing the West Indies for 196 off just 44.5 overs in reply.

The Australians, celebrating their national day, showed plenty of character in a backs-to-the-wall innings which saw bowler Brett Lee and tailender Jason Gillespie put on a crucial 73-run partnership for the ninth wicket when their side was floundering at 196 for 8.

Their nemesis had been left-arm quick Pedro Collins, who had removed much of the Australian top order to finish with career best one-day figures of 5-43 off 10 overs.

At one stage Collins took four wickets from 16 deliveries and the Australians seemed headed for a humiliating total on an excellent batting wicket.


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