GUYANA: Spinners Nathan Lyon and Adam Zampa tore through the West Indies batting line-up to set up a dominant Australian victory by six wickets in the second match of a triangular one-day international series in Guyana on Sunday.
Lyon claimed three for 39 off 10 overs, including the prized scalp of Kieron Pollard for a golden duck, while Zampa, in just his third ODI, had figures of 3-16 off 5.3 overs on another slow pitch at Providence Stadium in Georgetown.
Australian captain Steve Smith described his spinners as “magnificent”.
After being sent in by Smith and making a promising start, the home team lost their last nine wickets for 66 runs and were all out for 116 off 32.3 overs.
That left Australia with a relatively easy chase, and the victory never seemed in serious doubt.
Daiv Warner scored a run-a-ball 55 not out, steering Australia to their target in 25.4 overs and securing a bonus point.
Brief scores: West Indies 116 (J Charles 22, N. Lyon 3/39, A. Zampa 3/16) lose to Australia 117/4 (D. Warner 55 not out, U. Khawaja 27, S. Narine 2/36)
First Published: Jun 07, 2016 08:38 IST