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Group Standing: ICC Champions Trophy

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Standings in Group A of the ICC Champions Trophy 2009 after Saturday's match between West Indies and Australia.

Brave West Indies go down fighting to Australia

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The West Indies put in a brilliant effort against Australia on Saturday, but came out on the losing end by 50 runs in the ICC Champions Trophy Group A match at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Saturday.

West Indies won the toss and elected to field on a green pitch which offered assistance to the bowers throughout the day. The Windies bowlers did a very good job in the early stages and had the Aussies at one stage 171-7, but they recovered to make a challenging 275-8 off their 50 overs.

Richards suffers shoulder injury

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- West Indies opening batsman suffered an injury to his right shoulder during Saturday’s Group A ICC Champions Trophy match against Australia and was unable to bat. The right-hander fell awkwardly while fielding and left the field immediately for treatment.

He is expected to have a full assessment on Sunday and will continue to get treatment on a daily basis. It is hoped he will be available for selection for Wednesday’s day/night match against India at the Wanderers.

West Indies ready to face Australia in Group A clash

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- West Indies captain Floyd Reifer says his team will approach Saturday’s match against Australia with confidence when the two teams meet in their Group A ICC Champions Trophy contest at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.

First ball is 9.30 am (3.30 am Eastern Caribbean Time/2.30 am Jamaica Time). The match is the first outing in this two-week tournament for the Aussies while the Windies will be playing their second match following their five-wicket defeat against Pakistan in the opening match on Wednesday.

Roach fit to face Australia on Saturday

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The West Indies camp received good news on Friday as fast bowler Kemar Roach was declared fit to face Australia for their ICC Champions Trophy Group A match at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Saturday morning.

First ball is 9.30 am (3.30 am Eastern Caribbean Time/2.30 am Jamaica Time).

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