Aussies Overpower Battling Windies

Despite a scare or two on the way, Michael Clarke’s Australians retained the Frank Worrell Trophy with a 2-0 series win, a repeat of the result produced by the last encounter between these sides.  The comprehensive appearance of the scoreline, however, conceals the fact that the West Indies worked potentially winning positions for themselves in all three matches.

Darren Sammy’s men can take heart from the relatively small margins of defeat that they suffered: 3 wickets in the 1st Test and 75 runs in the 3rd.  And who knows what may have come to pass had the weather not spoilt their spirited run chase in the 2nd Test?  Though the West Indies remain second from bottom in the League, they will certainly have half an eye on causing an upset in their forthcoming series in England.

The Australians will be satisfied with their retention of the series trophy, but perhaps not quite with the manner in which they achieved it.  The Aussie top 6 struggled for form during the series, relying on their lower-order batsmen to perform much-needed rescue operations on more than one occasion.  They remain in second place, poised to take advantage of any slip-ups by current leaders South Africa.

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