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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Australia Torn Apart In 5th Test

PERTH, Australia -- West Indies thrashed Australia by 10 wickets in the fifth and final test Monday after the umpires warned both sides about their poor behavior.

Despite their heavy defeat inside three days at the WACA Ground, Australia won the series 3-2 to retain the Frank Worrell trophy.

Although the series was already decided, the sudden deterioration in relations between the two sides highlighted the tension and occasionally bitter rivalry that has been a feature of their meetings over the years.

The situation worsened as the match progressed, prompting umpires Darrell Hair and Peter Willey to speak to captains Mark Taylor and Courtney Walsh during play Monday.

After being summoned by the umpires, Walsh returned later in the day in his role as senior fast bowler to claim five wickets, despite a hamstring injury, as Australia was dismissed for 194 in their second innings.

Left with a target of 54 runs for victory, openers Sherwin Campbell and Robert Samuels easily achieved the task in 44 minutes and 10.2 overs to end the match just before the scheduled close.

West Indies, which began the day on 353 for seven in reply to Australia's first innings 243, was dismissed before lunch for 384, a lead of 141 runs.


South Africa maintained its 100 percent record Sunday in the triangular series with a crushing six wicket victory over India in Port Elizabeth.

It comfortably recorded its fifth victory with 4.5 overs to spare after tight bowling and fielding restricted India to 179 for nine.


England's struggling cricket team crashed to another defeat Sunday -- this time against the second-string New Zealand A team.

New Zealand A won the match by 90 runs just before lunch on the final day of the four-day contest at Victoria Park.

England began the day at 166 for six, needing 363 for victory but was dismissed for 272.