Cricket : Rusell-Rutherford Record Stand Hands West Indies Consolation Win

Andre Russell and Sherfane Rutherford shared a record sixth-wicket T20I partnership before spinner Roston Chase produced a magnificent spell to sink Australia as West Indies enjoyed a consolation victory at Optus Stadium.

West Indies were in big trouble at 79 for 5 after winning the toss in the third and final game, but Russell and Rutherford completely dominated the second half of the innings with a hard-hitting 139-run stand.

They slaughtered Australia’s attack and combined for 12 sixes, but West Indies’ total of 220 for 6 was under threat by a rampant David Warner, who struck 81 off 49 balls in possibly his last international match on home soil.

Australia nosedived after Warner’s dismissal as they ended the home summer on a sour note, but still recorded a 2-1 series victory.

Summarized scores: West Indies 220 for 6 (Russell 71, Rutherford 67*, Bartlett 2-37) beat Australia 183 for 5 (Warner 81, David 41*, Chase 2-19, Shepherd 2-31) by 37 runs

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