Category: Barbados Created on Saturday, 31 March 2012 11:53
Dwayne Smith smashed a half-century before Fidel Edwards and Marlon Samuels bowled superbly to lead West Indies to a 14-run win over Australia in their second Twenty20 international on Friday.
Smith belted 63 off just 34 balls, featuring six boundaries and four sixes, to get West Indies off to a great start at Kensington Oval in Barbados.
Smith's fellow opener Johnson Charles chipped in with 37 before the Australian bowlers, led by paceman Brett Lee (3-23), fought back and bowled the home team out for 160.
"I was pleased with the performance and glad we got a win," said Smith. "I've been doing a lot of work on my batting, doing the things I know and it seems to be working."
Australia suffered an immediate setback in their reply when Shane Watson, man of the match in Tuesday's first game, won by the visitors, was dismissed for a duck in the first over.
Opener David Warner kept the runs ticking along at a steady pace with 58 off 43 but when he was run out, Australia's chances went with him.
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