The West Indies and Australia were involved in the first-ever tied ODI in Australia. Fifteen years later, the two teams met at Bourda, Guyana, in the fifth match of a seven-match ODI series. The series was level at 2-2 going into this match; the stakes were high, as the winner would take the lead going into the last two games. Rain affected the start of this ODI, and the game was reduced to a 30-overs-a-side affair. The West Indies batted first in this crucial fixture, with Ridley Jacobs and Sherwin Campbell opening the innings.

The West Indies had an enterprising start, with the opening pair posting 83 runs for the first wicket in 14.3 overs. After that productive stand, both openers fell within one run of each other – dismissed by allrounder Shane Lee. Jacobs made 33 off 49 balls, while Campbell was more aggressive in scoring 41 off 41 balls. Hooper and Adams came together, but they fell within one run of each other to leave the West Indies on 101/4 in the 18th over.

Chanderpaul and Stuart Williams took the West Indies past 150, but Chanderpaul fell to Shane Lee for 27 off 41 balls. With quick runs needed, Phil Simmons came in and played a cameo that delighted to Bourda crowd, hitting two towering sixes. Simmons scored 15 from just 5 balls to help the home side to 173/5 off 30 overs. The two Shanes took the wickets for the Australians. Shane Lee too 3/39 off six overs, while Shane Warne bagged 2/35 off his six overs.

The Aussies had a decent start, scoring 26 runs off 31 balls thanks to Adam Gilchrist’s attacking batting. However, Mervyn Dillon had Mark Waugh dismissed for just five runs. One ball later, Dillon was on a hattrick, dismissing Ricky Ponting for a golden duck; Australia was 26/2. Darren Lehmann survived the hattrick ball, but struggled to come to terms with the bowling. He made 13 off 24 balls before Carl Hooper’s part-time off-spin dismissed him. The Aussies lost Gilchrist (44) with the score on 70, but Steve Waugh took up the mantle.

The Aussies lost three wickets quickly; they were reeling at 119/7 at the start of the 24th over. However, Steve Waugh (72) remained and, in partnership with Shane Warne (19), brought Australia ever closer to the victory target. It came down to the final over of the match. Australia needed four runs from one ball. Keith Athurton bowled to Waugh and the Aussie captain hit the ball to deep midwicket.

Stuart Williams fielded the ball and the exuberant crowd ran onto the pitch and swarmed around the players, as Athurton broke the stumps and tried to avoid the crowd. Waugh and Warne complained that they were prevented from attempting a third run and the situation had to be resolved by the match referee. Amidst the controversy, the match referee declared the game a tied match and the series remained level.

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If you want to visit a well kept secret vacation spot, Grenada West Indies is the right choice. This place is not among the over-crowded vacation places filled with tourists. In this island, you can see many unique antivities true to its culture. Grenada West Indies is not a high night island with activities that bring many tourists swarming. This place is quiet and quaint with picturesque beaches and small towns.


Grenada, West Indies is a mountainous island with rolling hills.  It is known for its unique fragrance.  Nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, ginger and cocoa trees cover the island creating delicious and intoxicating smells throughout the entire island.  Grenada West Indies Island is a volcanic island filled with cascading waterfalls and lush rain forests.  Grenada features one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in the world. 


This island nation consists of the island of Granada as well as six other small islands in the Southwestern Caribbean Sea.  The Capital of the Island is St George’s.  The city capital of St George’s is considered to be the most beautiful in the Caribbean.  The history over the ownership of this island displays much struggle and battle over their independence including violent coups.  In 1983, a communist regime took over Grenada West Indies and everyone on the island was informed that they must remain indoors or they would be shot.  President Reagan was concerned for 800 American students enrolled in medical school in St George’s.  The Unites States along with other nations such as RSS and Jamaica overthrew the regime.  The Grenadian Constitution was again put in authority and peace was restored.


Grenada, West Indies islands are each volcanic and have rich and healthy soil.  The flag has a nutmeg on it, demonstrating the industry of spices.  The climate is humid and hot during a rainy season and cooled by winds during the dry season.  Grenada is just beginning to focus on tourism.  The culture of the land can still be felt and tasted.  Enjoy the island’s world renowned, two mile long beach.  This beautiful island will take your breath away with its extraordinary beauty and grace.  Visit the Spice of the Caribbean and enjoy the intoxicating smell and beauty of Grenada West Indies.


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