Pooran and Holder help West Indies level Australia ODI series

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    A 93-run partnership between Nicholas Pooran and Jason Holder has led West Indies to a series-levelling win in the second ODI against Australia.

    Set 188 to win at Kensington Oval, Barbados, the hosts found themselves in early trouble at 72/5 after 14.2 overs as Mitchell Starc (3/26) caused all sorts of trouble.

    However, Pooran and Holder stuck together for 121 balls before Starc trapped Holder lbw for 52.

    Jason Holder (File photo credit: CWI Media/Philip Spooner)

    Pooran, who was dropped on more than one occasion on the night, ended not out on 59 from 75 balls as West Indies got to 191/6 to win by four wickets.

    Speaking after the game, Pooran dedicated his eighth ODI half-century to his wife as this was his first 50 since getting married earlier this year.

    Earlier, Australia were bowled out for 187 in 47.1 overs as Akeal Hosein and Alzarri Joseph took three wickets each.

    Wes Agar top scored for Australia with 41.

    With the series now level at 1-1, Monday’s third and final ODI will be the deciding match.