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10-Feb-2013 11:55:00 GMT
Australia v West Indies, 5th ODI, Melbourne

Voges Ton Set up Australia Cleansweep

Melbourne: Adam Voges hit a superb ton while Mitchel Johnson and Client McKay picked 3 wickets each as Australia won by 17 runs to win the series 5-0 at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

A comfortable victory for Australia in the end. Their batsmen set it up led by the Man of the Match, Adam Voges. The chase was never going to be easy but West Indies began in earnest.

Until the halfway point they were well and truly in the game. Johnson Charles' streaky 100 and Pollard's watchful innings gave them hope but neither could last till the end.

West Indies will be really disappointed with the way the series panned out. The injury to Gayle did not help their cause either. Australia showed their characteristic ruthlessness and pressed hard for the 5-0 victory margin. They will be buoyant before they head out to a tougher tour of India.

Earlier, stand-in batsman Adam Voges hit a maiden ODI century to lift Australia to a fighting 274 for five wickets.

Batting at number five, the 33-year-old brought up his ton off 98 balls and ended unbeaten on 112.

Voges only came in at the last minute to replace the injured George Bailey but played the star role despite being a fringe player in the six years since he made his debut.

When Voges came in they were just three for 63 and a high total looked unlikely with skipper Michael Clarke also on the injured list with hamstring trouble.

But Voges looked in fine form and cracked a six to bring up a 100 partnership with veteran Brad Haddin.

The wicket-keeper changed the game by attacking the bowlers from the outset, hitting successive boundaries off West Indies captain Darren Sammy in the 30th over to relieve the pressure.

Haddin skied a top edge off Kemar Roach to Kieran Powell in the deep when he had made 43 off 45 balls out of a vital partnership of 111 with Voges.

Brief scores
5 for 274 (Voges 112*)
West Indies 257 (Charles 100, Johnson 3-50, McKay 3-52)
Result Australia won by 17 runs
MOM Adam Voges (Australia)

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