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Australia defeats the West Indies for 163 in second day

AP , KINGSTON, JAMAICA

Glenn McGrath claimed four wickets and Andy Bichel ousted Brian Lara and Chris Gayle as Australia sliced through the West Indies for 163 Sunday in the second one-day international at Sabina Park.

McGrath got four for 31, Bichel two for 27 and Brett Lee two for 22 as Australia sought to extend its world record winning one-day sequence to 19.

Australia won the first match by 2 runs Saturday.

The West Indies, in its 100th one-day international against Australia, won the toss and chose to bat. Ricardo Powell topscored with 32 off 42 deliveries with six fours.

The home team never recovered after Lee broke through in his first over with the wicket of Devon Smith (1) and the score only four. Smith miscued a pull for a return catch.

McGrath reduced the West Indies to 21 for two when Marlon Samuels (6) top-edged a hook to wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist.

Bichel took over from McGrath and was immediately successful with the crucial wicket of Lara off his third delivery.

Lara under-edged a slash to provide Gilchrist with the second of his four catches.

Gayle launched a few authentic strokes and hit four boundaries in 28 off 55 balls before, Bichel removed him in his next over, caught behind as he edged his drive.

Jason Gillespie got rid of the dangerous Ramnaresh Sarwan (14) for 75 for five, then Powell and Omari Banks briefly stalled the Aussies with 28 for the sixth wicket.

Brad Hogg ended the stand, inducing Powell to pull to McGrath at long on.

Banks (29) and Carlton Baugh (29), both in their second match, partnered for 54 for the seventh wicket but couldn't lift the tempo. Banks top-edged Lee's bouncer to Gilchrist, and Baugh's middle stump was plucked by McGrath, who removed Vasbert Drakes (1) and Corey Collymore (0) in the same over.

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