West Indies vs Australia: Highlights

Pollard's century is the second highest by a West Indian batsman against Australia at SCG, next only to the 116 not out by Brian Lara on January 17, 2001.

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Last updated on Friday, 08 February, 2013 22:18 IST
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Australia have won 17 and lost 9 out of 27 played against the West Indies at SCG (NR 1).

Australia have won five successive result-oriented games against the West Indies at SCG between January 1, 1996 and February 8, 2013.

Australia have won 28 international games (Tests/ODIs/T20Is) against the West Indies in Australia since January 2000 out of 31 played (NR 2 & Drawn 1).  West Indies have not tasted a win since January 2000 against Australia in Australia in any format.

Kieron Pollard (109 not out) has posted his highest score against Australia, bettering the 102 at Gros Islet on March 23, 2012.

Pollard's third century in ODIs is his second against Australia. His career-best is 119 against India at Chennai on December 11, 2011.

Pollard's century is the second highest by a West Indian batsman against Australia at SCG, next only to the 116 not out by Brian Lara on January 17, 2001.

Apart from Lara and Pollard, Desmond Haynes and Vivian Richards have scored hundreds for West Indies in ODIs at SCG.

Gordon Greenidge's unbeaten 98 is the highest by a West Indian batsman against any other side at SCG - vs England on January 22, 1980.

Pollard is the first West Indian number five batsman to post a hundred in Australia in ODIs, eclipsing the 93 not out by Carl Hooper against Australia at Sydney on January 1, 1996.

Pollard's second MoM award against Australia is his third in ODIs.  

Johnson Charles has registered his second duck against Australia. He is averaging just 16.88 in ODIs - 152 runs in nine innings, including two ducks.

Mitchell Johnson (3/36) has produced his best bowling performance at SCG. For the first time in nine games, he has bagged more than one wicket at this venue.

Ben Cutting (3/45) has recorded his best bowling figures in ODIs, surpassing the 1 for 42 against Sri Lanka at Adelaide on January 13, 2013.

Shane Watson's 76 is his 29th fifty in ODIs - his sixth against the West Indies.

Watson, for the first time, has registered three successive innings of 50-plus against the West Indies - 66 at Gros Islet on March 25, 2012, followed by 122 at Canberra and 76 at Sydney in the present series.

Watson is averaging 48.92 in a winning cause - 3425 runs in 106 matches, including six centuries and 20 fifties.

Rajesh Kumar

Story first published on: Friday, 08 February 2013 22:15 IST

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