CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 24: Chris Gayle of West Indies celebrates his double century during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between the West Indies and Zimbabwe at Manuka Oval on February 24, 2015 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Australia have been hammered by the West Indies yet again, capping off a miserable start to their tour of the Carribbean.

The series of five T20 internationals without Australia firing a shot, the West Indies claiming an unassailable 3-0 lead.

It comes after the hosts took Game 1 by 18 runs despite only defending 145, and Game 2 by 56 as they defended 196, rolling Australia for scores of 127 and 140 respectively.

Game 3 saw Australia bat first, but it didn't bring with it a change of fortunes, a lack of runs again hurting the Australians in a big way.

While they were able to bat their entire 20 overs for the first time in the series, they only managed 6 for 141, with Moises Henriques and Aaron Finch the only two batsmen to cross 30.

The Aussies struggled enormously against the spin of the West Indies, with Hayden Walsh and Fabien Allen again leading the way for the hosts, taking 3 for 44 off their eight overs combined.

It was however, another dramatic collapse for the Aussies, having put an opening stand of 41 on in under five overs with Finch joined by Matthew Wade at the top of the order.

The score was never likely to be enough, and Chris Gayle ensured it would be so as he clubbed sixes to all parts of the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Saint Lucia.

Gayle would end up with 67 from just 38 balls, and while Mitchell Starc bowled the most economical T20 spell of his career, taking 1 for 15 from 4 overs, Riley Meredith and Josh Hazlewood took major punishment, the game ending in 14.5 overs.

Meredith finished with 3 for 48 off 3.5 overs, while Hazlewood went for 33 from his 3 overs. Adam Zampa too went at north of ten runs per over, with Australia unable to stop the onslaught, Gayle backed up strongly by Nicholas Pooran (32 off 27 balls) and a late order cameo from Andre Russell, who hit his first ball for six.

The final two games will be played over the remainder of this week, before the teams get ready for three ODI matches to cap off the whirlwind tour.

Match summary:

Australia 6/141 off 20 overs (Moises Henriques 33 off 29 balls, Aaron Finch 30 off 31 balls, Hayden Walsh 2/18 off 4 overs) defeated by West Indies 4/142 off 14.5 overs (Chris Gayle 67 off 38 balls, Nicholas Pooran 32 off 27 balls).

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