Nathan Hauritz’s chances of playing in Australia’s opening World Twenty20 match have dimmed significantly after the spinner again failed to take a wicket in the final practice match today.Hauritz played for the Windward Islands side against his Australian teammates, in order to give him a greater bowling challenge, but could not break through and finished with 0-34 from three overs.Having also failed to take a wicket against Zimbabwe on Tuesday, Hauritz is likely to be left out of the side for Sunday’s match against Pakistan despite the slowness of the pitch, and Australia would rely on Steve Smith along with part-time spinners David Hussey and Michael Clarke, who all picked up wickets.Australia cruised to victory over the Windward side that also featured Australians Dan Christian and Tim Paine, scoring 8-189 before dismissing the locals for 88 at Beausejour Cricket Ground.David Warner scored his second successive half-century and looks primed to be among the leading run-scorers for the tournament.Paceman Shaun Tait, who picked up two wickets, was happy for the hit-out after joining the team from the Indian Premier League on Sunday.”It was good to get a game in before the start of the tournament and it worked pretty well today,” Tait said.SCORECARDAustralia InningsD WARNER c Christian b Mathews 51S WATSON c James b Mathews 17M CLARKE b Cottoy 30D HUSSEY c Charles b Christian 49C WHITE c & b Kottoy 24B HADDIN c Paine b Mathews 1M HUSSEY run out 1S SMITH run out 5M JOHNSON not out 0D NANNES not out 1Sundries (4lb 5w 1nb) 108 wickets for 189Fall: 1-57, 2-80, 3-119, 4-172, 5-181, 6-182, 7-187, 8-187.Overs: 20.Bowling: Williams 2-0-30-0, Hauritz 3-0-34-0, Mathews 4-0-34-3, Cottoy 3.4-0-37-2, Christian 4-0-29-1, Mathurin 3.2-0-21-0.Windward Islands InningsT PAINE b Nannes 4J CHARLES c D Hussey b Tait 7 K LESPORIS b Watson 11C EMMANUEL c Haddin b Johnson 4D CHRISTIAN c White b Clarke 20D HECTOR c D Hussey b Smith 9N HAURITZ lbw b Clarke 4L JAMES not out 20M MATHEWS c & b Smith 3K COTTOY c & b D Hussey 3K WILLIAMS c Haddin b Tait 1Sundries (1w) 1Total 88Fall: 1-4, 2-16, 3-26, 4-44, 5-47, 6-57, 7-60, 8-65, 9-75, 10-87.Overs: 20Bowling: Nannes 4-0-21-1, Tait 4-0-19-2, Watson 2-0-10-1, Johnson 3-0-12-1, Smith 3-0-15-2, Clarke 2-0-6-2, D Hussey 2-0-5-1.Result: Australia won by 101 runs.
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