West Indies squandered a blistering start to their second Twenty20 against Australia at the Kensington Oval on Friday to be bowled out for just 160.
West Indies had lost the first match of the two-game series by eight wickets in Saint Lucia on Tuesday, but they looked good for a huge score here when they raced to 65-0 from six overs and 110-2 by the 10th.
Openers Devon Smith and Johnson Charles got West Indies off to a flying start.
Charles made 37 off 21 balls with six fours and a six before he was first man out in the seventh over.
Big-hitting Kieron Pollard, who had scored a maiden T20 fifty on Tuesday, was caught behind off Brett Lee after making just one in the eighth over with the total on 76.
Smith top-scored thanks to a 34-ball innings of 63, which featured six fours and four huge sixes, but once he was caught in the deep off slow bowler Xavier Doherty, the runs dried up.
Dwayne Bravo, with 23 off 24 balls, was the only other batsman to reach double figures as West Indies lost their last eight wickets for just 40 runs before they were bowled out with two balls to spare.
Lee was the pick of the Australian bowlers with 3 for 23.
West Indies, who dropped Krishmar Santokie, Nkrumah Bonner and Darren Bravo in favour of Marlon Samuels, Fidel Edwards and Danza Hyatt, won the toss.
Australia were unchanged.© ANP/AFP