Highlights, West Indies vs Australia, third T20I in St Lucia, Full Cricket Rating: Hosts clinch sequence with six-wicket win
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2nd T20I report: Shimron Hetmyer made 61 in a 103-run partnership with Dwayne Bravo Saturday which set the West Indies on track to a complete 56-run win over Australia within the second Twenty20 worldwide.
Bravo went on to make an unbeaten 47 because the West Indies made 196-4, plundering 123 runs from their final 10 overs towards a limp Australian assault.
Australia matched the West Indies’ tempo at first as Mitchell Marsh made a second consecutive half century, following his 51 within the first match of the sequence with 54 from 42 however. However for the second time the remainder of Australia’s batsmen offered little resistance and the vacationers had been bowled out for 140 with 4 balls remaining.
For the second time within the sequence, Australia captain Aaron Finch’s choice to bowl on successful the toss appeared unfounded. His main bowlers once more struggled in West Indies situations with Mitchell Starc conceding 49 runs from his 4 overs after returning 0-40 within the first match.
Lendl Simmons offered solidity on the high of the order for the West Indies with 30 from 21 balls earlier than Hetmyer stepped as much as play the very important anchor function via the center of the innings.
Hetmyer reached his second T20 worldwide 50 from 29 balls, going to the milestone with a six off Starc. He completed with 4 sixes and two fours, taking his 61 runs from 36 balls earlier than being run out within the 18th over.
“I believe it was one in every of my greatest T20 innings,” Hetmyer stated. “I believe I paced it fairly nicely. It actually labored out for me with the blokes backing me and giving me that function to be the particular person to take it as deep as attainable. When you do, you have got a free license actually and kudos to the staff for giving me that function.”
There wasn’t a lot between the West Indies and Australia within the first half of every innings. The West Indies had been 46-2 after the facility play the place Australia was 42-2 and each groups had been 59-3 on the finish of eight overs.
However the West Indies innings flourished in its second half the place Australia’s wilted, not as spectacularly as within the first match when it misplaced 6-19 to lose by 18 runs.
The West Indies backed up their batting efficiency with one other excellent effort within the area.
Sheldon Cottrell got here into the match for Obed McCoy, rested for workload causes, and bowled beautifully on the high of the innings, taking 2-22.
Hayden Walsh junior bowled a wonderful spell of leg spin via the center of the innings, troubling the Australian batsmen along with his pace-off model and ending with 3-29. Chris Gayle bowled Josh Hazlewood along with his second supply within the last over to finish the Australian innings.
“Chasing 190 it’s important to get off to a reasonably good begin and when your two openers get out cheaply it places plenty of strain on a fairly inexperienced center order,” Finch stated. “A 103 run partnership between Hetmyer and Bravo, that was the distinction between the groups.
“If you may get that, you begin to put strain again onto the opposition and we simply didn’t have an opportunity to do this.”
With inputs from AP
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