The 4th T20I of the 5-match series between Australia and West Indies rolled on the field today morning. Let’s have a glimpse at the article to know about the interesting happenings of the game.
WI vs AUS (4th T20I)
Australia won the toss and made a huge total of 189 runs batting first in the fourth match of the series against West Indies on Thursday morning. The West Indies’ innings stopped at 185 despite raising hopes of victory in reply.
Captain Aaron Finch and number three all-rounder Mitchell Marsh are credited with bringing a big collection to Australia. The duo added 114 runs off just 58 balls for the second wicket. Finch got out In the 12th over of the innings while the Aussies’ collection was 126 for 2, he scored 53 off 37 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes.
Marsh then led the team to a larger collection. With 4 fours and 6 sixes, he played a career-best 75 off 44 balls. In the end, due to the failure of the middle order, Australia scored 189 runs for 6 wickets with the help of 22 runs from 14 balls by Dan Christian. Hayden Walsh took the most number of 3 wickets for the West Indies.
Chasing the runs, West Indies got 62 runs in just 4.5 overs in the opening partnership. With 4 fours and 2 sixes, Evin Lewis returned with 31 runs off just 14 balls. Lendl Simmons, another opener, continued to bat in a destructive mood at the other end. But Chris Gayle (1), Andre Fletcher (6), and Nicholas Pooran (16) were disappointing. In the 16th over of the innings, Simmons was dismissed for 72 off 48 balls with 10 fours and 2 sixes. West Indies still needed 58 off 27 balls to win at that time, which at one stage became 26 runs from 12 balls.
Andre Russell hit a six off the first ball of the 19th over by Riley Meredith. Then he took the single and gave the strike to Fabian Allen. Allen brought the equation to his side by hitting three huge sixes in three consecutive balls. But his cameo innings of 29 runs from 14 balls came to an end as he was caught behind on the last ball.
Russell could not score the remaining 11 runs in the last over. Mitchell Starc gave his team a 4-run victory with four dots in the last over, he bowled at a speed of more than 140 km/h in that over. Mitchell Marsh has taken the most number of wickets for Australia (3-24, 4 overs).
Australia won the match and clinched their first win in the five-match T20 series. On the other hand, the Caribbeans have already confirmed the series by winning three matches in a row.
Australia – 189/6 (20.0)
West Indies – 185/6 (20.0)
Result – Australia won by 4 runs
Player of the Match – Mitchell Marsh
The Aussies have managed to secure a win in the series. As there is one more match remaining in the series, stay with Baji for more updates on it!