Mitchell Starc mauls West Indies in gutsy World Cup win for Australia

• Australia 288, West Indies 273-9
• Steve Smith and Nathan Coulter-Nile also star in 15-run win

In the late sun of a long, sweet summer day, a match that had passages as intense as any Test, twists and turns as silly as any game of T20, finally finished in a 15-run victory for Australia.

In the moments after it was over it was not obvious exactly how they had done it since they had been 79 for five in their innings and West Indies 190 for four in theirs, chasing 288. But then there was a lot to chew over, threatening fast bowling, masterly batting, wild and ludicrous six?hitting, some slapstick catches that were dropped, some improbable ones that were held, an amateurish run-out. There was a lot of everything you would want in a game.

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