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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Australia Downs Windies

SYDNEY, Australia -- Former Test batsman Greg Blewett moved back into World Cup contention with a polished 85 in Australia A's victory over the West Indies in a day-night cricket match Wednesday.


Blewett, dumped after failing in the three-Test series against Pakistan, emerged from a slow start to hammer nine fours and share a 120-run stand in 19 overs with captain Steve Waugh at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Waugh was dropped on six and 50 but went to make 56 from 57 balls as Australia powered to 245-4 from 40.5 overs in reply to the West Indies' 243-5 from 50 overs.


Darren Lehmann thrashed an unbeaten 35 from 28 balls and Justin Langer was not out five.


Victorian state captain Dean Jones was out lbw for 30 to an Ottis Gibson ball that would have passed over the stumps. Jones was given a standing ovation by the crowd of 30,268 and they roared again moments later when he was off the mark first ball to Curtly Ambrose.


The West Indies' loss broke a three-game winning streak but worse was captain Richie Richardson further aggravating the injury to his left hamstring.


Richardson pulled up lame on the second run of an on-drive for three but batted on for four more overs before calling it quits on 22.


He retired hurt rather than use a runner and is in doubt for their last World Series match against Sri Lanka in Perth on Sunday.