West Indies vs Australia Match Report | Chris Gayle fifty help West Indies to win the Third T20I Against Australia WI vs AUS 3rd T20I
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- West Indies vs Australia 3rd T20
- Windies have captured the series
- Chris Gayle’s bat finally thundered
Gross Islet: West Indies have scored a hat-trick of victory in the five-match T20 series against Australia. After the first and second match, West Indies defeated Kangaroo team by 6 wickets in the third T20. In the match played at Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Australia won the toss and batted first and gave a target of 142 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. In reply, West Indies won the match at the loss of 4 wickets in 14.5 overs, thanks to the stormy half-century innings of Chris Gayle (67). Riley Meredith took three wickets for 48 runs for Australia. At the same time, Mitchell Starc put a wicket in his bag.
Chris Gayle made two important partnerships
Chasing the target, West Indies made a disappointing start. Opener Andre Fletcher became the victim of Starc in the first over by making just four. After his departure, Lendl Simmons and Chris Gayle took charge of the team with a partnership of 38 runs. Simmons was dismissed by Meredith in the sixth over. He scored 15 runs in 13 balls with the help of 3 fours. From here Gayle and captain Nicholas Pooran led the Windies innings. Both put Australia on the back foot by sharing a 67-run partnership for the third wicket.
It seemed that Gayle and Pooran would return after winning the team, but Gayle returned to the pavilion as soon as West Indies’ scar reached 109 in the 12th over. Meredith caught him at the hands of Matthew Wade. Gayle, who failed in the last two matches, scored 67 runs in 38 balls with 4 fours and 7 sixes. This is the 14th fifty of his T20 International career. Along with this, he also touched the figure of 14 thousand in T20 cricket. West Indies got the fourth blow in the form of Dwayne Bravo (7). After this Pooran and Andra Russell returned after winning the team. Pooran scored an unbeaten 32 off 27 balls. He hit 4 fours and 1 six. At the same time, Russell scored 7 not out in 2 balls.
Such was the condition of the Australian team
Australia started off slow, but the team could not manage to put up a big score in spite of that. Opener Matthew Wade scored 23 and captain Aaron Finch scored 30 runs. Finch batted very slowly. He faced 31 balls and hit 2 fours. Mitchell Marsh, who scored half-centuries in the last two matches, contributed 9 runs. Alex Carey (13) didn’t even bat. Moises Henriques (33) and Ashton Turner (24) added 59 runs for the fifth wicket to save Australia from faltering. Daniel Christian remained unbeaten on 1 run. Hayden Walsh took two wickets for West Indies, Obed McCoy, Dwayne Brova and Fabian Allen took one wicket each. An Australian batsman was run out.
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