20 Feb 2010

Australia thrash Windies

6:42 am on 20 February 2010

Australia dumped more misery on the West Indies in a 125-run pounding in the final one-day cricket match in Melbourne.

In front of a crowd of only 15,000 at the MCG Australia made 324 for five and had the game as good as won before twilight, with the West Indies skipper Chris Gayle out to Doug Bollinger for the fourth time in four completed innings this series.

Gayle top edged two sixes but was out for 14 in the third over, and the tourists were all out for 199, Bollinger finishing with three for 33.

The win keeps Australia on track for a first unbeaten season in nine years, and secured a 4-0 series win after the third game was washed out.

Ricky Ponting's side has two Twenty20 matches before going to New Zealand and has now won 24 of its past 29 matches, with two no-results.