Cricket: Haynes is fined after win

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DESMOND HAYNES, the West Indies opening batsman, was fined half of his match fee for showing dissent in the World Series Cup match against Australia in Brisbane yesterday. Haynes reacted angrily after being caught behind by Ian Healy for 36 during his side's seven-run victory.

A statement issued after the match by Donald Carr, the International Cricket Council referee, read: 'On being given out caught Desmond Haynes stood at the wicket for several seconds then slammed his bat into the ground in an obvious show of dissent at the decision.' The statement said Haynes had been fined dollars 350 ( pounds 160) and warned as to his future conduct.

Earlier, the West Indies had been lifted by the return to form of Carl Hooper, who led the scoring with 56 from 65 balls and shared in a valuable half-century stand with Gus Logie.

Australia were left to make 197 and, having slipped to 81 for 5, came within sight of winning thanks to a 77-run partnership between Mark Waugh and Ian Healy. With an over remaining, though, the chase proved just beyond them.

With two matches to come against Pakistan - routed by nine wickets on Saturday after Ian Bishop's best of 5 for 25 had seen them bowled out by West Indies inside 24 overs for their lowest one-day score of 71 - Australia should still qualify, however, for the three-game finals against the West Indians.

WORLD SERIES CUP (Brisbane) Yesterday: West Indies 197-9 (C L Hooper 56); Australia 190 (M E Waugh 54). West Indies won by 7 runs. Saturday: Pakistan 71 (I R Bishop 5-25); West Indies 72-1. West Indies won by nine wickets.