Australia ended brave resistance from the West Indies to win the third and final Test in Dominica by 75 runs and claim a 2-0 series win in the process.
Set 370 to win, the West Indies resumed on 173 for five and despite a battling half-century from captain Darren Sammy, were dismissed for 294 in their second innings.
West Indian left-hand batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul became the tenth player in the history of Test cricket to reach 10,000 runs, passing the milestone during the fourth day of the third and final Test against Australia in Dominica.
He became the second West Indian after Brian Lara to achieve the feat and took 140 Tests to get there, achieving a lifelong dream in the process.
The final four days of West Indies' second Test against Australia was the only international action that took place over the past week and it is from that match where this week's Cricket World Player of the Week must come.
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The West Indies have called up Guyanese left-hand batsman Assad Fudadin ahead of the third Test against Australia, which begins in Dominica on 23rd April.
He comes into the squad in place of leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo while Kirk Edwards also misses out due to injury.
The second Test between the West Indies and Australia ended in a draw as rain prevented the two sides playing to a finish in Trinidad.
The West Indie swere 53 for two having been set 215 to win in 61 overs when play was called off, leaving Australia 1-0 up with one match to play.
Australian fast bowlers James Pattinson and Peter Siddle are returning home from the West Indies having suffered back injuries.
Siddle missed the second Test while Pattinson injured his back during the course of the game and neither player will recover in time for the third and final game, which begins on 23rd April in Dominica.
Ryan Harris was named man of the match in Barbados, making him the obvious choice for this week's Cricket World Player of the Week. The Queensland fast-bowler hit a career-best 68 not out in Australia's first innings and was at the crease when the winning runs were hit in the second. He also managed to take three for 31 with the ball in the home side's second innings.
The West Indies have added off-spinner Shane Shillingford to their Test squad ahead of the second match agaisnt Australia, which begins in Trinidad on Sunday (15th April).
Shillingford, who played the latest of his five Tests in Sri Lanka in 2010 and then had to undergo remodelling of his action, recently took 38 wickets in five first-class matches for the Windward Islands.
Australia completed a three-wicket victory with around an hour to spare on the final day of the first Test against the West Indies to snatch a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
After the West Indies were bowled out for 148 in their second innings, Shane Watson's half-century handed Australia enough runs, despite some late jitters, to reach a victory target of 192.
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The touring Australians duly wrapped up an eight-wicket victory early on the final day of their match against the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) President's XI in Barbados.
THey had been set 86 to win and they lost two wickets before advancing their overnight score of 30 without loss to 87 for two to complete a comfortably success.
The West Indies have recalled Guyanese batsman Narsingh Deonarine for the first Test against Australia in Barbados, which begins on Saturday (7th April).
28-year-old Deonarine, who also bowls off-spin, last played a Test two years ago against South Africa and is part of a 13-man squad.
The West Indies beat Australia by 14 runs in the second and final Twenty20 International in Barbados to tie the series at 1-1, following an equally tight One-Day International series, where the two sides drew 2-2.
A dashing half-century from Dwayne Smith preceded an Australian fightback which saw the West Indies bowled out for 160 but despite David Warner hitting 58, Australia could only reach 146 for nine in reply.
Australia will go into the second and final Twenty20 International against the West Indies in Barbados with an unchanged team following their eight-wicket success in the first match.
Following an impressive all-round performance in Saint Lucia, where Daniel Christian took three wickets and Shane Watson and Michael Hussey hit half-centuries, Australia have kept faith with the same team.
Danza Hyatt has been brought in to replace out of form batsmen Darren Bravo in the West Indies' 13-man squad for the second and final Twenty20 International against Australia.
Bravo has been released to play for Trinidad & Tobago in a four-day first-class match that will help him prepare for the upcoming Test series.
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India are looking to make amends for their poor performance in the Asia Cup when they play South Africa in a lone Twenty20 International in Johannesburg, a game in which South Africa may hand debuts to three players.
West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has been ruled out of the Twenty20 International series against Australia with a hamstring injury.
Prior to the opening game, which Australia won by eight wickets, Russell was diagnosed with a minor hamstring strain in his right leg.
Half-centuries from Shane Watson and Michael Hussey steered Australia to a relatively comfortable eight-wicket win over the West Indies in the first Twenty20 International in Saint Lucia.
Kieron Pollard had earlier smashed 54 not out in 26 balls to haul the home side up to score of 150 for seven but Australia reached their target with 11 balls to spare.
West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach has been fined 50 percent of his match fee for twice making contact with Australian Brett Lee during the fifth and final One-Day International in Saint Lucia.
Roach barged into Lee twice during the 39th over of Australia's innings and pleaded guilty to the Level 2 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct.
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In the final match, Darren Sammy hammered 84 in 50 balls but his outstanding innings wasn't enough to forc a victory as Australia held on to win by 30 runs, bowling the West Indies out for 252 after they had posted 282 for nine.
The West Indies have named a 14-man squad for the two-match Twenty20 International series against Australia that gets underway in Saint Lucia on 27th March.
The second game in the series is in Barbados three days later and ater the two sides drew an enthralling One-Day International series 2-2, the West Indies will be hoping to produce another set of strong performances.
Darren Sammy equalled his own record for the fastest One-day International half-century by a West Indies but his efforts were in vain as his side went down by 30 runs in the fifth and final match against Australia in Saint Lucia.
Sammy struck 84 in 50 balls before he was the last man to fall as the West Indies were bowled out for 251 chasing 282 for victory, meaning the series was tied at 2-2.
Kieron Pollard thumped a 69-ball century to help set up a 42-run win for the West Indies over Australia in the fourth One-Day International in Saint Lucia.
Pollard smashed five fours and eight sixes as he powered the West Indies to a score of 294 for eight and he then took a wicket as Australia were bowled out for 252 in reply.
Australia wicket-keeper Brad Haddin is to remain in Australia and will not be rejoining the squad in the West Indies due to family reasons.
He had flown home prior to the One-Day Internationals with the intention to return for the Test series but he has decided to stay at home.
Opening batsmen Adrian Barath has replaced Kieran Powell in the West Indies squad for the final two One-Day Internationals against Australia.
He returns to the squad after recovering from injury and scoring a century for Trinidad & Tobago against Guyana in their recent four-day game.
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Australia and the West Indies tied the third One-Day International in Saint Vincent after both teams were dismissed for 220 in just under 50 overs.
Australia's innings lasted one ball more than the West Indies, whose captain Darren Sammy was run out attempting to win the game with two balls to spare.
The West Indies secured a first One-Day Internatioanl victory over Australia since 2006 by beating them in the second One-Day International by five wickets in Saint Vincent.
In a game reduced to 40 overs per side Australia made 154 for nine before the West Indies closed on 163 for five having been set a Duckworth/Lewis revised target of 158.
Australia guaranteed themselves their spot at the top of the ICC One-Day International rankings remain on top maand a $US 175,000 bounty by beating the West Indies by 64 runs in the opening match in Saint Vincent.
Australia will be the number one ranked side at the 1st April cut off date courtesy of a comprehensive performance, bowling the West Indies out for 140 after scoring 204 for eight themselves.
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New South Wales wicket-keeper Peter Nevill has been called up to replace Brad Haddin in Australia's One-Day International squad as the latter is returning home for personal reasons.
Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed that Haddin has already left the West Indies although he he is hopeful of returning before the end of the tour, which comprises five ODIs, two Twenty20 Internationals and three Tests.
Australia have welcomed back Shane Watson to their 16-man Test squad to tour the West Indies next month, also naming both Brad Haddin and Matthew Wade in the line-up.
Fast bowler Patrick Cummins misses out due to injury while batsman Shaun Marsh has been omitted as Watson returns and Peter Forrest is handed his first call-up.
Wicket-keeper Carlton Baugh has been added to the West Indies One-Day International squad to face Australia after Denesh Ramdin suffered a fractured thumb.
Ramdin was hit while batting in a warm-up game ahead of the first three ODIs against Australia, the first of which is in Saint Vincent on Friday 16th March.
Captain Michael Clarke has been ruled out of the limited overs leg of Australia's tour of the West Indies after scans revealed the extent of his left hamstring injury.
He strained the muscle during the second Commonwealth Bank Series final against Sri Lanka in Adelaide and will now aim to be fit for the first Test, which begins on 7th April.
The West Indies have turned to the experience of fast bowler Tino Best and all-rounder Dwayne Bravo ahead of their One-Day International series against Australia.
In the absence of Adrian Barath, Lendl Simmons and Ravi Rampaul through injury and Fidel Edwards, who is being rested from ODIs, Best and Bravo are welcomed back for the first three ODIs.
The West Indies have 30 players under consideration for the upcoming limited overs matches against Australia, which begin later this month.
17 centrally-contracted players are joined by 13 others for fitness training and a prepatory camp in Barbados under the management of head coach Ottis Gibson.
Australia have added three players to their One-Day International squad for the tour of the West Indies which begins on 16th March.
National Selector John Inverarity said of the squad, "The ODI squad is the same as the squad for the Commonwealth Bank Series finals beginning next week with the addition of three players in Brad Haddin, Nathan Lyon and George Bailey."