Cricket World Player of the Week - Sunil Narine

Sunil Narine (right) was awarded the man of the match for his six-wicket haul against South Africa.
Sunil Narine (right) was awarded the man of the match for his six-wicket haul against South Africa.
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West Indies mystery spinner Sunil Narine is the Cricket World Player of the Week after making a stunning comeback to international cricket with eight wickets from two games in the ongoing tri-series involving South Africa and Australia.

In the opening game against South Africa in Guyana, Narine exploited the slow conditions extremely well and went on to register figures of six for 27 in 9.5 overs.

Hashim Amla was his first victim while Rillee Rossouw, who looked solid for his 61, was his second scalp after which South Africa were derailed completely and were bowled out for 188.

In the chase, the South African spin combination of Imran Tahir and Aaron Phangiso had the hosts in trouble at 76 for four, but Kieron Pollard came to the rescue of West Indies with an unbeaten 67 to ensure a four-wicket victory.

The second game between Australia and West Indies was a one-sided affair with Steven Smith's men going on to register a bonus point victory.

Australian spinners Adam Zampa and Nathan Lyon bowled brilliantly while the comeback man Mitchell Starc was deadly upfront as they bundled out West Indies for just 116.

Despite the threat from Narine, who was spinning viciously and accounted for two wickets, David Warner held his nerve and scored an unbeaten 55 to secure a six-wicket win for Australia.

That concludes the performances of the week.

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