Third one-day international, Wednesday, St Lucia:
Australia (258-4) beat West Indies (233-9) by 25 runs
Clarke showed a calm temperament
Australia extended their one-day international winning streak to 20 games after beating the West Indies in St Lucia.
The Australians made 258-4 after being sent in to bat by the hosts at the Beausejour Stadium in Castries.
They now lead the seven game series 3-0.
Michael Clarke, in only his second limited-overs international, and Andrew Symonds both scored 75 for the tourists who then restricted the West Indies to 233-9 off 50 overs.
Only Christopher Gayle (43 off 46 balls), Marlon Samuels (37 off 65) and Wavell Hinds (42) contributed significantly.
The Windies, after losing Devon Smith for nine at 20-1, briefly
threatened with a blazing second-wicket stand of 47 between Gayle and Ramnaresh Sarwan.
Having been here for a long time and watched a lot of cricket, I was very happy to get a game
Man of the match
But after Sarwan was caught by Jason Gillespie at mid-off for 15, the home team started to crumble.
Gayle hit off-spinner Nathan Hauritz to Clarke at cover to leave the hosts on 70-3, and shortly after Brian Lara (four) played on to Andy Bichel.
Samuels and Hinds added 65 in 18 overs, but once the run rate went above six per over, Hinds, calling for a tight single, was run out by Michael Bevan.
Gillespie then picked up Ricardo Powell and Samuels in successive deliveries to end the West Indies resistance.
Powell made 26 off only 11 balls before his demise at 181 for six in the 39th over.
Carlton Baugh Jr was not out on 24 off 41 deliveries and last man Corey Collymore unbeaten on eight when the overs ran out.
Earlier, Symonds, who hit nine fours in his 82-ball knock, shared in a 99-run fourth-wicket partnership with Clarke before he was clean bowled by Gayle in the 36th over.
Clarke, in partnership with Bevan, added 80 runs in an unbeaten fifth-wicket stand.
He hit six boundaries in his 100-ball knock and Bevan scored 32 off 39.
The next match in the series is in Port of Spain, Trinidad, on Saturday.
West Indies: Brian Lara (captain), Ramnaresh Sarwan, Chris Gayle, Devon Smith, Wavell Hinds, Marlon Samuels, Ricardo Powell, Carlton Baugh, Omari Banks,Merv Dillon, Corey Collymore.
Australia: Jimmy Maher, Matthew Hayden, Ricky Ponting (captain), Michael Clark, Andrew Symonds, Michael Bevan, Brad Hogg, Andy Bichel, Nathan Hauritz, Jason Gillespie, Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee (12th man).