West Indies defeat the formidable Australia by a big margin of 56 runs and lead 2-0 in T20 series
The first T20 of Australia tour of the West Indies ended up giving a terrible nightmare to the Australian team. It also gave a dramatic start to the series. As very rarely we can see a team get all-out after having a very good start in the innings in the shortest format of the game. Australia had plenty of balls to chase the target, but eventually lost all of their wickets in quick successions. Credits to West Indian bowlers to drag them to a win, which looked impossible at one stage of the innings.
Here we go to the second T20 between the two sides, West Indies had one change Andre Fletcher comes in for Evin Lewis. Australia won the toss and chose to field. The move of bringing Andre Fletcher in the side didn’t go well as he was dismissed cheaply for 9 runs. Lendi Simmons looked good for his 31 but was dismissed by Hazlewood. Chris Gayle also had quiet innings dismissed for 13 runs.
The move of promoting DJ Bravo top of the order worked well for West Indies. Shimron Hetmyer and DJ Bravo made sure the runs were coming at a very good pace. The pair went on to put a century stand which turned out to be the match-winning partnership in the end. Australia too aided them by dropping catches. Andre Russell put a flourishing end to the West Indies inning by scoring 24 runs off 8 balls.
With a big total of 197 to chase in the 20 overs, Australia didn’t have a good start as they lost both the openers in the 4th over of the innings. Mitchell Marsh scores a consecutive half-century in this T 20 series. Australia still looked in contention until the Marsh wicket fell. As required run rate climbed too high. Australia never looked ad if they were in the game, ended up losing to West Indies by a big margin of 56 runs.