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Chennai: With paceman Glenn McGrath and left-arm wrist spinner Brad Hogg claiming three wickets each, Australia defeated the West Indies by 103 runs in a World Cup Super Eight match in Antigua on Wednesday.

In a contest that spilled over from Tuesday, the West Indies, despite a defiant 83-ball 77 from skipper Brian Lara, was never in control. Hogg secured the prize wicket of Lara, trapping the southpaw leg-before.

In another Super Eight clash, swing bowler Charl Langeveldt's five for 39 enabled South Africa dismiss Sri Lanka for 209 in 49.3 overs in Guyana. For the islanders, Tillekeratne Dilshan (58 off 76) and Russell Arnold (50 off 73) produced valuable innings after the South African pacemen had made deep inroads. Sri Lanka had opted to bat.

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