BRISBANE - Reigning Twenty20 World Cup champions the West Indies flexed their muscle against a depleted Australia to clinch a 27-run victory in their one- off international at the Gabba last night.
Captain George Bailey led out an unheralded line-up featuring three debutants.
In the end, Australia's inexperience showed as it stumbled to 8-164 in response to a fast-finishing Windies' 6-191 in front of 19,562.
It ensured the Windies ended their horror tour with a smile following their 5-0 one day series loss to Australia.
Denied Australian cricket's biggest stars due to the clash with the Test tour of India, fans voted with their feet in Brisbane - barely half of the Gabba was full for what was supposed to be this summer's international cricket climax.
While players tried to thrust their name in front of Test selectors in the two-day clash with the Indian Board President's XI in Chennai, punters were struggling to recognise all the Australian T20 players at the Gabba.