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Australia face West Indies in final

Australia will play the West Indies in the ICC Champions Trophy final on Sunday in Mumbai, India after the West Indies dismissed South Africa's challenge winning by six wickets in the semi-finals.

The West Indies have been in top form in this tournament losing to Sri Lanka in a pre-qualifying match and then to England after they had already qualified for the semis. This makes a mockery of the need for them to go through the pre-qualifying tournament in the first place but maybe that gave them more preparation for the tournament proper.

Chris Gayle shone for the West Indies scoring an unbeaten 133 and on the South African side Herschelle Gibbs top scored with 77 runs but it is their bowling that let them down. South Africa could only take four wickets in the match with Shiv Chanderpaul retiring because of injury.

Australia/West Indies match should be an intriguing one and their group match is still the only match that was played over the full one hundred overs in the tournament. Its difficult to see where this final will go but but given their form, I think the West Indies will be slight favourites to me.

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