WORLD CUP: Australia trounce West Indies in warm-up


Australia toppled West Indies by seven wickets in a World Cup warm-up match on Wednesday, but they have concerns over Usman Khawaja, who had to retire hurt after being struck on the helmet.

It was the only blip for the defending champions who aced a chase of 230 in 38.3 overs with Steve Smith hitting 76, Shaun Marsh 55 not out and Aaron Finch 42.

West Indies struggled to 104-6 before Carlos Brathwaite struck a boundary-laden 60 to take them to 229 all out in 46.2 overs. Evin Lewis made an even fifty and Sunil Ambris scored 37, but it was generally a disappointing batting effort.

Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Glenn Maxwell took two wickets each. The West Indies next warm-up game is against South Africa on May 26.


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