Hinds steers West Indies to third win over Australia

Australia 247-8 West Indies 249-1 West Indies win by 9 wkts
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Wavell Hinds lashed his second consecutive match-winning century yesterday as the West Indies defeated Australia for the third successive match in their seventh and final one-day cricket international.

Hinds' unbeaten 103 off 130 balls outshone Darren Lehmann's fine 107 that led Australia, who won ther series 4-3, to 247 for 8 off 50 overs. Hinds gained excellent support from his fellow left-handers Chris Gayle, who scored 60, and his captain, Brian Lara, who finished unbeaten on 75 as he home team romped to victory by nine wickets with six and a half overs to spare.

Hinds, whose previous innings of 79 and 125 not out anchored West Indies' earlier victories in the series, put on 116 for the first wicket with his fellow Jamaican Gayle, who took a career-best 5 for 46 earlier in the day. It was the first century opening stand for the West Indies against these opponents in 105 one-day games.

(Australia won toss)

A C Gilchrist b Samuels 5
M L Hayden c Bernard b Dillon 8
R T Ponting not out 2
D S Lehmann c Samuels b Gayle 107
A Symonds c Hinds b Gayle 48
M J Clarke st Jacobs b Gayle 1
I J Harvey run out 4
G B Hogg b Gayle 53
B Lee c Samuels b Gayle 4
J N Gillespie not out 0
Extras (lb3 w10 nb2) 15
Total (for 8, 50 overs) 247

Fall: 1-17 2-18 3-125 4-127 5-133 6-228 7-246 8-246.

Did not bat: G D McGrath.

Bowling: Samuels 7-0-39-1; Dillon 10-0-46-1; Collymore 9-0-39-0; Sarwan 4-1-22-0; Drakes 10-0-52-0; Gayle 10-0-46-5

C H Gayle b Symonds 60
W W Hinds not out 103
B C Lara not out 75
Extras (lb2 w7 nb2) 11
Total (for 1, 43.3 overs) 249

Fall: 1-116.

Did not bat: R R Sarwan, M N Samuels, R L Powell, R D Jacobs, D E Bernard, V C Drakes, M Dillon, C D Collymore.

Bowling: Lee 6-0-36-0; Gillespie 10-1-41-0; McGrath 6-0-29-0; Symonds 5-0-36-1; Hogg 10-0-47-0; Harvey 5-0-31-0; Lehmann 1.3-0-27-0.

Umpires: B Doctrove and R E Koertzen.