The controversial dismissal of West Indian opener Sherwin Campbell, who was run out after colliding with bowler Brendon Julian, sparked the crowd trouble. The Australian captain, Steve Waugh, was nearly hit on the head by one bottle as he led his team back to the dressing rooms with glass littering the playing area.
Play resumed after a meeting between International Cricket Council match referee Raman Subba Row, the Australian and West Indies team managements and local officials at which it was decided to reinstate Campbell and the West Indies went on to win by eight wickets in a reduced-overs game.
Subba Row said: "The Australians have said they would like Campbell to be brought back. The run-out was six of one and half a dozen of the other. There was nothing malicious in it."
The bottle-throwing came just four days after spectators invaded the pitch in the closing moments of the fifth match in Georgetown on Wednesday, preventing Australia's last pair from scoring a third run to level the scores. That match was declared a tie by Subba Row, so that West Indies' win yesterday meant the series ended with the teams all square at 3-3.
The West Indians were 138 for 2 off 29 of their 50 overs in reply to Australia's 252 for nine when the match was halted. When play continued, West Indies' target had been revised under an official calculation to 196 in 40 overs and despite losing Campbell they reached their target.
SEVENTH ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL (Bridgetown, Barbados)
Australia won toss
M E Waugh b King 26
A C Gilchrist c Ambrose b Dillon 6
R T Ponting c Williams b Dillon 1
D S Lehmann c Jacobs b Ambrose 8
*S R Waugh c Jacobs b King 30
M G Bevan run out (sub A Griffith) 34
S Lee b King 47
T M Moody not out 50
B Julian b Arthurton 20
S K Warne run out (Campbell) 20
D W Fleming not out 0
Extras (lb5, w3, nb 2) 10
Total (for 9 wickets, 50.0 overs) 252
Fall: 6, 8, 29, 63, 80, 119, 175, 200, 250.
Bowling: Ambrose 9-1-51-1, Dillon 10-2-36-2, King 9-0-59-3, Perry 5-0- 22-0 (nb1, w1), Bryan 8-2-36-0 (w1), Arthurton 9-0-43-1 (nb1, w1).
(Target reduced to 196 off 40 overs after crowd trouble caused 45-minute delay with West Indies 138 for one).
S L Campbell c Gilchrist b Bevan 62
R D Jacobs c M. Waugh b S. Waugh 54
J C Adams not out 37
S Chanderpaul not out 31
Extras (b2, lb2, w8, nb 1) 13
Total (for 2 wickets, 37.0 overs) 197
Fall: 99, 153. (NB: Adams retired hurt at 131 for one, resumed at 153 for two.)
DNB: SC Williams, KLT Arthurton, NO Perry, HR Bryan, CEL Ambrose, M Dillon, RD King.
Bowling: Fleming 7-0-25-0 (w2), M Waugh 4-0-20-0 (nb1), Moody 4-0-29- 0, Warne 8-3-28-0 (w1), Lee 2-0-20-0, S Waugh 3-0-17-1 (w1), Bevan 5-0- 23-1, Julian 4-0-31-0 (w1).
West Indies won by eight wickets Seven-match series tied 3-3 (one draw).
Umpires: B Morgan, E Nichols.
n Carl Hooper has announced his retirement from international cricket, only three weeks before the start of the World Cup, leaving the West Indies needing special permission to call a replacement into their squad.
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