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Sammy disappointed to settle for tie

A thrilling third one-day international between West Indies and Australia at Arnos Vale on Tuesday ended in a tie after Darren Sammy was run out with the Windies needing just one run from the last three balls to win.

Darren Sammy
Darren Sammy

Sammy had hit a boundary off the previous delivery to take West Indies to 220 with one wicket remaining, but a horrible mix-up with Kemar Roach led to Sammy being run out by Brett Lee as the Australians celebrated securing a rare tie.

But the Windies had reason to be happy too, having earlier appeared up against it at 78 for five, and the five-match series remains finely poised at one win apiece with the final two games to come in St Lucia on Friday and Sunday. "I think we believed we could beat them," said Sammy at the end of a match watched by a packed crowd on a national holiday in Saint Vincent.

"We should have won today. Everyone played their part right down to the number 11. The discussion (with Roach ahead of the last ball) was that we were looking to run. I won't lay blame on anyone, it's just a shame we couldn't see out the win. The way we came back to get 220 was a great effort. The team believe we can beat Australia, and we will look to win the next two games," he added.

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