Australia vs West Indies: Highlights at a glance

Watson and Phillip Hughes were associated in a second-wicket partnership of 122, equalling the highest partnership for any wicket at this venue. Peter Kirsten and Kepler Wessels for South Africa had put on 122 for the second wicket against Zimbabwe on March 10, 1992.

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Shane Watson hammered his seventh ODI hundred, while James Faulkner scalped four wickets to guide Australia to a 39-run victory over West Indies in Canberra to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the 5-match series.

Australia have won the series with three straight wins - by 9 wickets at Perth on February 1, by 54 runs at Perth on February 3 and by 39 runs at Canberra on February 6.

Australia have won 68 and lost 59 out of 133 played against the West Indies (Tied 3 & NR 3) - winning % 53.46.

Australia have played their first ODI at Manuka Oval, Canberra.  The previous two ODIs at this venue involved South Africa vs Zimbabwe on March 10, 1992 and India vs Sri Lanka on February 12, 2008.

Australia's 329 for seven wickets is the highest total by any team at Manuka Oval, Canberra - in fact, the first total of 200 or more at this venue in ODIs.

Australia's above score is their third highest against the West Indies in ODIs - the highest being 341 for eight at Basseterre on July 6, 2008.

Australia's highest total against the West Indies in Australia is 338 for six at MCG on February 9, 2001.

West Indies' 290 is their second highest while chasing against Australia, next only to the 299 at MCG on February 9, 2001.

Shane Watson and Aaron Finch were involved in a stand of 89 - the highest first wicket partnership at Manuka Oval, Canberra - the first fifty-plus stand for the first wicket at this venue.

Watson and Phillip Hughes were associated in a second-wicket partnership of 122, equalling the highest partnership for any wicket at this venue. Peter Kirsten and Kepler Wessels for South Africa had put on 122 for the second wicket against Zimbabwe on March 10, 1992.

Finch (38 off 41 balls) has registered his highest score in ODIs, surpassing the 16 against Sri Lanka at Melbourne on January 11, 2013.

Shane Watson (122) has posted his seventh century in ODIs - his second against the West Indies.

Watson's highest against the West Indies is 126 at St George's on June 29, 2008.

Watson is the first batsman to register a century in ODIs at Manuka Oval, Canberra.

Watson has recorded six hundreds in a winning cause in ODIs.

Watson's fifth Man of the Match award against the West Indies is his 16th in ODIs.

Phillip Hughes' 86 is his first fifty in ODIs - his third highest, next only to the 138 not out against Sri Lanka at Hobart on January 23, 2013 and 112 against Sri Lanka at Melbourne on January 11, 2013.

Hughes is averaging 60.66 in seven ODI innings - 364 runs, including two hundreds and a fifty.

Hughes' aforesaid tally, scored this year, is the highest by any batsman this year in ODIs.

Watson's 122 off 111 balls is only his second hundred in ODIs in Australia - his highest being 161 not out off 150 balls against England at Melbourne on January 16, 2011.

Watson's above innings is his highest while batting in the first innings, eclipsing the 116 not out against Pakistan at Abu Dhabi on May 3, 2009.

Watson's 122 is the fourth highest by an Australian player against the West Indies in ODIs. Mark Waugh holds a record for the highest individual innings for Australia against the West Indies in ODIs - 173 off 148 balls at Melbourne on February 9, 2001.

Watson has completed his century of sixes (101) in ODIs. He is the fourth batsman after Ricky Ponting (159), Adam Gilchrist (148) and Andrew Symonds (103) to complete 100 sixes or more for Australia in ODIs.

George Bailey's strike rate of 200.00 (44 off 22 balls) is his highest in an innings in ODIs.

Kieron Pollard, with four catches, has produced his best performance as a fielder in ODIs.

Pollard is the fourth West Indian fielder after Richie Richardson, Carl Hooper and Phil Simmons to take four catches in an innings in ODIs. He is the first West Indian fielder to perform the feat against Australia.

Kieran Powell (47) has recorded his second highest score against Australia, next only to the 83 at Perth on February 3, 2013.

Darren Bravo (86) has posted his first fifty against Australia - his eighth in ODIs - all under Sammy's captaincy.

West Indies have lost six matches when Darren Bravo has recorded fifties.

Dwayne Bravo (51) has registered his 8th fifty in ODIs - his first against Australia.

James Faulkner (4/48) produced his best bowling performance in ODIs, surpassing the 2 for 14 against the West Indies at Perth on February 1, 2013. All his four victims were bowled.

Rajesh Kumar

Story first published on: Wednesday, 06 February 2013 19:20 IST

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