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Sean Abbott starred with both bat and ball for Australia as they completed a series win over West Indies with an 83-run win at the SCG on Sunday, February 4.

The Australian team, coming off a resounding victory in the first match in Melbourne, where they won by eight wickets, looked to consolidate their lead in the series.

The day began with the West Indies winning the toss and electing to bowl first. The Australian side made several changes to their lineup, resting Travis Head, Lance Morris, and Xavier Bartlett. In their stead, Jake Fraser-McGurk and Will Sutherland were handed their international debuts, while veteran Josh Hazlewood returned to the fold.

The match started with the West Indies displaying a more



disciplined bowling performance compared to their outing in Melbourne. Their efforts were complemented by sharp fielding, which helped them contain the Australian batsmen. Gudakesh Motie, the left-arm spinner, was particularly effective, claiming three crucial wickets for just 28 runs. Fast bowlers Alzarri Joseph and Romario Shepherd also contributed significantly, picking up two wickets each.

Australia's innings had a rocky start with debutant Jake Fraser-McGurk, who replaced Head, failing to capitalize on his opportunity. Despite hitting a four and a six, he was dismissed on his fifth ball, edging the ball to wicketkeeper Shai Hope off Joseph's bowling. Josh Inglis, too, fell shortly after for nine runs, leaving Australia in a precarious position early in the game.
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