west indies vs australia 2nd odi scorecard from 45 for 6 to 187 WI vs AUS, 2nd ODI: Australia fell for just 45 for 6 wickets, two important partnerships saved the shame
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- West Indies vs Australia 2nd ODI
- West Indies won the match by 4 wickets
- Australian team set a target of 188
Bridgetown: The West Indies team, which lost the first ODI by 133 runs, managed to bounce back in the second match. West Indies beat Australia by 4 wickets in the second ODI at Bridgetown. Batting first, Australia were bundled out for just 187 runs in 47.1 overs. In reply, West Indies won the match by scoring 191 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 38 overs. Nicholas Pooran scored the most runs for the Windies. He played an unbeaten 59 off 75 balls with the help of 2 fours and 2 sixes. For Australia, Mitchell Starc took three, Adam Zampa took two and Ashton Turner took one.
West Indies team got off to a bad start
Chasing the target, West Indies did not have a good start. Opener Evin Lewis was dismissed for 1 run. At the same time, Dwayne Bravo returned to the pavilion without opening the account. Both became the victim of Starc on the fifth and sixth balls of the third over. After this, Jason Mohammed (11) was bowled by Zampa in the ninth over. Shai Hope (36) was dismissed by Turner in the 14th over. Captain Kieron Pollard could only collect 2 runs. He was sent to the pavilion by Zampa in the 15th over.
From here, Pooran and Jason Holder took the lead. Both shared a crucial partnership of 93 runs for the sixth wicket. Holder scored 52 runs in 69 balls with the help of 5 fours and 1 six. He was dismissed in the 35th over as the sixth batsman. He was lbw by Starc. After his departure, Pooran along with Alzarri Joseph (2 not out) led West Indies to victory. With this win, West Indies leveled the three-match ODI series 1-1. The third and deciding ODI between the two teams will be played on July 26.
Such was the condition of the Australian innings
Australian captain Alex Carey won the toss in the second ODI and decided to bat first. In Bridgetown, the Kangaroo captain got his decision completely wrong as his top six batsmen had returned to the pavilion after scoring only 45 runs. West Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell gave Australia the first blow by getting Ben McDermott caught by wicketkeeper Shai Hope in the first over. Then the score of the visiting team was 1 wicket for 1 run.
Kangaroo entangled in Hussain’s spin
The score reached 23 runs that opener Josh Phillip (16) was caught by Alzarri Joseph at the hands of Lewis. Then Jason Holder gave Australia the third blow by getting Mitchell Marsh (8) caught by wicketkeeper Hope. From here, left-arm spinner Akeel Hossain entangled three Australian batsmen in the net of his spin. Hussain bowled Australian captain Alex Carey (10) first. He then got Moises Henriques (4) swayed by Holder. Then Hossain made his third victim by bowling clean bowling to Ashton Turner (1).
Two important partnerships saved Australia’s shame
After falling for 6 wickets for 45 runs, it seemed that the Kangaroo team would be settled within 100 runs. However, then there was a crucial 51-run partnership for the seventh wicket between Matthew Wade (36) and Mitchell Starc (19), which took Australia close to 100 runs. The score was 96 when Hayden Walsh broke the partnership by dismissing Starc lbw. Wade then added 32 runs for the eighth wicket with Adam Zampa (36). Then Cottrell bowled Wade.
From here Adam Zampa and Wes Agar (41) took over the Australian innings and shared a 55-run partnership for the 9th wicket. Together these two tail batsmen took the Australian team to the score of 187 runs. Cottrell broke the partnership with a clean bowling to Zampa. Then Alzarri Joseph ended the Australian innings by getting Wes Agar caught at the hands of Lewis. The Australian innings was all out for 187 runs in 47.1 overs.
Agar scored 41 runs in 36 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes. Zampa scored 36 runs in 62 balls with the help of 4 fours. Aqeel Hossain (30/3) and Alzarri Joseph (39/3) took three wickets each for West Indies. Apart from Sheldon Cottrell (29/2), Jason Holder and Hayden Walsh got one wicket each. Australia have taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match series after winning the first ODI by 133 runs on the basis of the Duckworth-Lewis method.
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