West Indies batsman Evin Lewis blasted 79 runs off 34 balls as the Twenty20 world champion defeated Australia by 16 runs in the fifth game in St Lucia on Friday to win the series 4-1 and send out a warning to rivals ahead of this year’s World Cup.

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Chasing 200 to win, Australia made a solid start despite losing Josh Philippe in the first over as skipper Aaron Finch (34) and Mitchell Marsh (30) took charge, but the visitor lost its way after the duo departed to finish at 183 for 9 in 20 overs.

West Indies fast bowlers Sheldon Cottrell (3 for 28) and Andre Russell (3 for 43) ensured that Australia’s batsmen could not build on their starts as the host produced yet another dominating display at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium.

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