AUS Vs WI, T20 World Cup Live Scores- West Indies Set 158-run Target For Australia
In the Group of Death, Australia and South Africa are in a two-horse race to make the semifinals from Group 1. Australia play West Indies in Saturday’s first match in Abu Dhabi and a win should be enough to see them into the semi-finals, as long as South Africa don’t beat England and pull off a big net run rate (NRR) swing in the final Group 1 match later in the day in Sharjah. If England lose, then three teams will be on eights points each but England will have a good chance to qualify by virtue of their staggering net run rate (3.183). Australia (1.031) are slightly ahead of South Africa (0.742) on NRR and must beat West Indies to remain in the fray. Australia, on current form, will start as favourites but you never know when West Indies turn up. Dwayne Bravo will be playing his final T20 International for West Indies and Chris Gayle, who is keen to play the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia, will love to go out on a high. Beating the eliminated West Indies is by no means a foregone conclusion for Aaron Finch and his side. The two nations played a five-match T20 International series earlier in the summer as they prepared for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, and it was West Indies who dominated those meetings, running out 4-1 series winners. Get here live cricket scores of Australia vs West Indies.
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5-31 PM IST- Chase Begins
Akeal Hosein with the new ball. David Warner takes the first strike. A dot, then a single. A dot for Aaron Finch too, then a single. Warner takes a double off the fifth, to long on. And a single. Five from the over. Target for Australia – 158.
5-15 PM IST- Innings Break
Mitchell Starc with the last over. A dot then the wicket of Kieron Pollard, caught by Glenn Maxwell at long on. Windies skipper goes for 44 off 31. Jason Holder joins Andre Russell for the last four remaining balls. Two singles, then a 111m-long six over from Russell over deep midwicket for his first of the tournament. And one more, this time over long on. 14 from the over. 58 in the last five. Starc’s figures- 1/33. WI – 157/7 (20)
5-09 PM IST- Six Balls Remaining
Pat Cummins with the penultimate pover. Andre Russell gets a four off the second, to fine leg. Seven from the over. Cummins’ figures- 1/37. In the previous over. Josh Hazlewood conceded 13, including two fours. His figures- 4/39. WI – 143/6 (19)
5-02 PM IST- Bravo’s Final Knock
Josh Hazlewood returns for his final over. An inside edge off the first and Keiron Pollard takes a double. A single, then the wicket. Dwayne Bravo goes for 10 off 12 with a sliding David Warner taking a catch at long on. That’s Bravo’s final international knock. WI – 126/6 (17.3)
4-46 PM IST- 1/20 For Zampa
Mitchell Marsh with his third over. Five from it, two doubles and a single. In the previous over, Adam Zampa conceded two singles to end his spell. His figures- 1/20. 26 runs in the last five. WI – 99/5 (15)
4-37 PM IST- Five Down
Josh Hazlewood returns for his third wicket. And Shimron Hetmyer is walking. Caught behind off the fifth. Hetmyer goes for 27 off 28. Dwayne Bravos is the new man. This is his last game for the Windies. WI – 91/5 (12.5)
4-31 PM IST- Pollard Four
Adam Zampa on with his third over. Kieron Pollard hits the last ball for a four for his first boundary. Six from the over. 34 runs and one wicket in the last 30 balls. WI – 87/4 (12)
4-18 PM IST- Four Down
Adam Zampa strikes in his second over. Shimron Hetmyer takes a single off the first, then Evin Lewis hits the next for a four. But Lewis fails to control his next shot, and ends up offering a catch to a diving Steve Smith at long on. He goes for 29 off 26. WI – 70/4 (9.3)
4-03 PM IST- Powerplay Over
Glenn Maxwell gets his first over. Evin Lewis hits the fourth ball for a four to fine leg boundary. And fifty for the Windies. And two dots. Six runs from the over. WI – 50/3 (6)
3-50 PM IST- Three Down
Another one for Josh Hazlewood. Two in three balls. New man Roston Chase out for a two-ball duck. Bowled. WI – 35/3 (3.3)
3-48 PM IST- Two Down
Josh Hazlewood continues, and he strikes with the first ball of the fourth over. Nicholas Pooran hits straight to Mitchell Marsh at cover. Pooran goes for four off four. Roston Chase is the new man. WI – 35/2 (3.1)
3-42 PM IST- Gayle Goes
Bowling change. Chris Gayle welcomes Pat Cummins with a six, over long-on. Then gets out. Bowled. He goes for 15 off 9. And that little cameo could be his last knock for the Windies. Nicholas Pooran is the new batter. WI – 30/1 (2.2)
3-40 PM IST- Massive Over
Josh Hazlewood shares the new ball. Evin Lewis hits the first three balls for fours, then a single. Chris Gayle hits the fifth for a six, over midwicket. A leg bye to end the over. 20 from the over. WI – 24/0 (2)
3-36 PM IST- Starc Vs Gayle
Mitchell Starc with the new ball. Chris Gayles takes a double off the first, an inside edge. A single, then a leg bye as Evin Lewis misses his flick. And three dots. Four from the over.
3-08 PM IST- Playing XIs
Australia are unchanged. One change for West Indies with Hayden Walsh coming in for Ravi Rampaul. Dwayne Bravo is playing his last match for the Windies. And there’s a general feeling that Chris Gayle is also playing his last for the team.
Australia– David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
West Indies– Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard (c), Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Dwayne Bravo, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hosein.
3-03 PM IST- Toss
Australia win the toss and will bowl first against West Indies.
Australia– Aaron Finch (c), Pat Cummins, Ashton Agar, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Swepson.
West Indies– Kieron Pollard (c), Nicholas Pooran, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Roston Chase, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Jason Holder, Lendl Simmons, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr.
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