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BASSETERRE---Head coach Phil
Simmons says the West Indies
Cricket team is "moving in the
right direction" after a compre-
hensive four wicket win over
world champions Australia in the
Tri-Nation series on Monday.
West Indies bowlers restricted
Australia to 265 for seven and
spurred on by an aggressive 92
from Marlon Samuels and three
important partnerships, chased
down the target with four overs
The homeside has now regis-
tered their second win in the series
after beating South Africa in the
opening match and losing their
second game to Australia.
"We realise that we didn t bat
properly against them last time so
we had to bat properly this time
so in that way we will be happy
with our selves because the batting
came to the party today," said Sim-
"That s what s been lacking for
us. So it s a good feeling to know
you beat Australia who are world
champions and number one team
in the world so it means that we
are moving in the right direction."
Simmons has high praised for
the top order for outstanding bat-
ting which ensured the win at
Warner Park in Basseterre.
Opener Johnson Charles chipped
in with 48 from 38 balls, left-han-
der Darren Bravo carved out 39
while Denesh Ramdin struck 29
and opener Andre Fletcher, a run-
"The pressure is being put on
the top four to make sure we setup
whatever we have to do at the bot-
tom," said Simmons.
"We know how devastating we
can be at the end of an innings
with the players we have so the
top four have been asked to put
their dancing shoes on make sure
that we are in a position to make
sure that the latter part of the bat-
ting can do what they do and they
have done that today and they
have seen us through."
Simmons says Windies win
over Australia is expected to boost
their confidence as they bid for a
place in the finals.
Australia sits at the top of the
ICC ODI table while the home side
has been languishing at number
"It is always a confidence boost-
er to beat Australia. I think our
confidence has been good through-
out the series," said Simmons.
"Going into the first game it was
tight because we had not played
a proper one day series for a while
but after the first game everybody
settles down. We had a bad second
game but we played well today
and I think that s confidence
West Indies will attempt to keep
alive their hopes of playing in the
final of the series when they play
South Africa today. CMC
Melaine Walker, born January 1, 1983, is a Jamaican 400 metres hurdler.
Walker is the former Olympic 400 m hurdles champion. She holds the
Olympic record of 52.64, set at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and her time of
52.42 seconds at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin is the second
fastest time in history.
Walker won Gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in a new Olympic record
time of 52.64 seconds. Walker won the Jamaica national championships in
54.70 seconds, narrowly beating new-comer Kaliese Spencer and qualifying
for her first World Championships in Athletics.
On 20 August 2009, she set the second fastest time in history of 52.42
seconds to win the women's 400m hurdles final at the 2009 World
Championships in Berlin. She leapt on the back of the mascot Berlino the Bear
to do a victory lap but Berlino crashed into a cart of hurdles and dropped her.
Austria 0, Hungary 2
Portugal 1, Iceland 1
France vs Albania
Russia vs Slovakia
Chile vs Panama
Argentina vs Bolivia
AT A GLANCE
Golden State --- PAGE A52
--- PAGE A50
West Indies batsman Marlon
Samuels square cuts during
Match 5 of the Ballr Cup Tri-
Nation Series against Australia at
Warner Park, Basseterre on
Monday. Samuels struck 92 as the
West Indies won by four wickets.
PHOTO: WICB MEDIA
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