31 Mar 2012

West Indies beat Aussies to draw T20 series

2:31 pm on 31 March 2012

West Indies has beaten Australia by 14 runs in their second Twenty20 cricket international at Kensington Oval in Barbados.

Dwayne Smith smashed a half-century, belting 63 off just 34 balls, featuring six boundaries and four sixes, to get West Indies off to a great start before the Australian bowlers, led by paceman Brett Lee's three for 23, fought back and bowled the home team out for 160.

But Fidel Edwards and Marlon Samuels bowled superbly, sharing six wickets and finishing with identical figures of three for 23 to restrict the tourists to 146 for nine and squaring the two-match series at 1-1.

The teams also drew their five-match one-day international series, setting the stage for an intriguing test series, starting in Bridgetown next week.