Clinical West Indies Demolished Australia
In the second T20 International at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in St Lucia, West Indies took a 2-0 lead in the five-match T20I series after outplaying Australia with bat and ball. The visitors had a miserable day, scoring only 140 points in a chase of 197. For the first time since2010, Australia was bowled out in consecutive games.
Where did Australia go wrong?
Except for the toss, most things. A stuttering top-order, two wickets lost in the powerplay, a stuttering middle order, catching, and death-bowling With the exception of Mitchell Marsh, none of the batters got going in a difficult chase. With a 42-ball54, Marsh kept them in the game, but it wasn’t enough, as his wicket sparked a flurry of others, and Australia faced a familiar collapse. They were down 7 for 38 the day before. today they lost 7 for 39 in a recurring theme of trouble.
What happened when the West Indies were given the opportunity to bat?
Despite Lendl Simmons got them off to a good start, they struggled in the top order. Chris Gayle’s problems persisted, and Andre Fletcher, who took over for Evin Lewis, had a bad day as well. With a fantastic stand between Bravo and Hetmyer, the hosts were able to turn the situation around.
Bravo was promoted to No. 6 in the batting order for the first time in five years as the tandem weathered the storm early on, primarily dealing in singles and twos until they got their eye in.
Who was the one to put the finishing touches on it?
Hetmyer’s brilliant innings came to an end when he was bowled for 61 runs off 36 balls, bringing the 103-run fourth-wicket stand to an end. Andre Russell, on the other hand, smashed two fours and as many sixes in his eight-ball stint for 24 runs to help West Indies reach their target. In two games, Starc has given up 89 runs in eight overs with no wickets.
Was Australia ever involved in a chase?
Not really, with Matthew Wade going for a duck and Aaron Finch going for six. Marsh kept them in the game for a while by sewing stands with Josh Philippe and Moises Henriques, continuing where he left off yesterday. But once he fell, Australia had too much work to do, requiring 86 runs in the last five overs.
Hayden Walsh Jr, the legspinner, was superb once again, foxing the batsmen with his pace variations. He followed up his 3-23 from yesterday with a3-29, which did wonders for his self-assurance. Fabian Allen didn’t get a wicket, but he only let up 22 runs while tying up one end as the West Indies’ spinners continued to dominate the series so far.
West Indies 196/4 in 20 overs (Shimron Hetmyer 61, Dwayne Bravo 47*) beat Australia 140 in 19.2 overs (Mitchell Marsh 54; Hayden Walsh Jr 3-29) by 56 runs.