19 Mar 2012

Windies enjoy first one day win over Australia since 2006

12:43 pm on 19 March 2012

A career-best one-day international haul by the West Indies spinner Sunil Narine has helped side to a five wicket win over Australia, in the second one day cricket international in Kingston in St Vincent.

Narine took 4-27 off eight overs as Australia limped to 154 for nine in a match shortened to 40 overs per side, after a rain delay.

Chasing a Duckworth-Lewis revised target of 158, the West Indies scored the winning runs in the 39th over as allrounder Kieron Pollard made an unbeaten 47.

The win the West Indies first over Australia since 2006 and levels the five match series at one game all.

The third game in the series is on Wednesday.

That game could be the last of opener Chris Gayle's exile from the West Indies amid reoprts his long-running feud with the West Indies Cricket Board had come to an end.