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Aussies win One-Day Series against WI, looks to inflict whitewash – 6th Feb 2013

urlWest Indies put up a better showing in chasing down Australia 329 in game 3 of the 5-match One-day International, but eventually fell short by 39 runs. The loss which was the third straight for the visiting West Indies team. It means that the Aussies have won the series and will be looking to inflict a whitewash on the Caribbean side. For the West Indies, The Bravo brothers scored nearly half of the runs; Darren getting 86 and Dwayne 51. Andre Russel made 43 and Kieran Powell 47. But the day belonged to recalled fast-bowler, Shane Watson, who blasted 122.  He got good support from Phil Hughes who made 86. The next 2 games are set for Friday and Sunday.

And the West Indies women made it into the super six stage of the World cup after Sri Lanka beat hosts, India, to leave them on 2 points just like the West Indies. However, the West Indies has a better run rate than their hosts. The super six stage starts on Friday.

ATHLETICS

Guyana has enjoyed moderate success on the track both on the regional and international levels.

But newly elected President of the Amateur Athletics Association of Guyana, Aubrey Hudson, thinks he can turn things around.

Hudson said with the raw talent of Guyanese athletes, all that is needed is the necessary support  and training for them to be more  competitive.

He said one of the main issues affecting the development of athletics is the non- completion of the synthetic track.

Hudson said he has already established a task force that is working on a road map to the 2016 Olympics.

But he said the current executive is facing a legal challenge, filed by the former President, Colin Boyce, regarding the constitutionality of the last election. Boyce contends that three clubs which voted in those elections were not qualified to vote.

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