WI beat AUS, 2nd ODI: Jason Holder, Pooran guide West Indies to 4 wickets victory- A couple of fifties from Jason Holder and Nicholas Pooran has guided West Indies to 4 wickets win in the second ODI and level the ODI series 1-1. While Holder slammed 52, Pooran remained unbeaten on 59 runs as the duo shared a match-winning partnership after Aussies took early wickets to create woes for the hosts. Mitchell Starc scalped 3 wickets while Adam Zampa took a couple of wickets.
Earlier, Alzarri Joseph, Alzarri Joseph restricted Australia to 187 in 47.1 overs. The duo scalped three wickets each while Sheldon Cottrell also picked a couple of wickets. The top-order disappointed but Wes Agar, Azam Zampa, and Mathew Wade helped Aussies recover from 96/7 at one stage.
Alzarri Joseph’s three-wicket haul and Nicholas Pooran’s unbeaten 59-run knock helped West Indies defeat Australia by four wickets in the second ODI of the three-match series on Saturday (local time) here at the Kensington Oval.
With this win, the Windies have levelled the three-match series at 1-1 and the series decider will be played on Monday. Chasing 188, Windies were also restricted to 72/5 and the match was on a knife’s edge but lower down the order, Jason Holder and Nicholas Pooran played sensibly to take the hosts to a position of safety.
Holder was dismissed after playing a knock of 52, but Pooran stayed unbeaten to guide Windies over the line by four wickets and 72 balls to spare.
Earlier, three wickets each by Alzarri Joseph and Akeal Hosein helped Windies bundle out Australia for just 187 inside 48 overs.
Batting first, Australia got off to a horrendous start as the visitors lost their first six wickets just 45 runs on the board and they were put on the back foot straight away.
It was Matthew Wade (36), Mitchell Starc (19), Adam Zampa (36), and Wes Agar (41) who scored runs lower down the order to take Australia’s score past the 180-run mark.
|Evin Lewis||lbw b Mitchell Starc||1||13||0||0||7.69|
|Shai Hope (WK)||b AJ Turner||38||43||6||0||88.37|
|Darren Bravo||b Mitchell Starc||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Jason Mohammed||b A Zampa||11||14||2||0||78.57|
|Nicholas Pooran||Not out||59||75||2||2||78.67|
|Kieron Pollard (C)||b A Zampa||2||5||0||0||40.00|
|Jason Holder||lbw b Mitchell Starc||52||69||5||1||75.36|
|Alzarri Joseph||Not out||5||10||1||0||50.00|
|Extra||23 (b 0, w 15, nb 2, lb 6)|
|Yet To Bat||Hayden Walsh, AJ Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell|
|Josh Philippe||c Evin Lewis b Alzarri Joseph||16||24||3||0||66.67|
|Ben McDermott||c Shai Hope b Sheldon Cottrell||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|Mitchell Marsh||c Shai Hope b Jason Holder||8||17||1||0||47.06|
|Moises Henriques||c Jason Holder b AJ Hosein||4||13||0||0||30.77|
|Alex Carey (WK/C)||b AJ Hosein||10||15||1||0||66.67|
|Ashton Turner||b AJ Hosein||1||4||0||0||25.00|
|Matthew Wade||c Nicholas Pooran b Alzarri Joseph||36||68||2||0||52.94|
|Mitchell Starc||lbw b Hayden Walsh||19||43||2||0||44.19|
|Adam Zampa||b Sheldon Cottrell||36||62||4||0||58.06|
|Wes Agar||c Evin Lewis b Alzarri Joseph||41||36||3||2||113.89|
|Riley Meredith||Not out||0||0||0||0||0.00|
|Extra||16 (b 0, w 11, nb 1, lb 4)|
WI vs AUS 2nd ODI Live: Australia win toss, opt to bat first against West Indies – Follow Live Updates – Australia captain Alex Carey won the toss and opted to bat first against West Indies in the 2nd ODI of the series here at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados on Sunday.
West Indies (Playing XI): Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Darren Bravo, Jason Mohammed, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard(c), Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell
Australia (Playing XI): Josh Philippe, Ben McDermott, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey(w/c), Ashton Turner, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Starc, Riley Meredith, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
WI vs AUS 2nd ODI Live – Preview
The ICC Cricket World Cup Super League series between West Indies and Australia is set to resume after backing from both national boards and Barbados government medical officials. After the postponement of the series’ second match, the teams will face off on Saturday and Monday, with 20 points going towards automatic World Cup qualification.
The second match was suspended after Alex Carey won the toss and elected to bat on Thursday. A non-playing member of the West Indies contingent returned a positive test in the lead-up to play, forcing medical officials from both sides to intervene. Since the postponement, the 152-person group of players, coaching staff, officials and television crew have all returned negative test results, enabling the series to continue largely unaffected.
Australia will aim to seal the series in the 2nd ODI against West Indies while the host will look to bounce back after losing the first ODI by 133 runs at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados on Thursday.
A resounding victory for Alex Carey in his first match as @CricketAus captain 👨✈️
Australia win the first #WIvAUS ODI by 133 runs 🇦🇺
— ICC (@ICC) July 21, 2021
West Indies vs Australia, second ODI
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
July 22, 14:30 local
Kieron Pollard was left disappointed after a disastrous performance by the batting unit left his side enduring a heavy loss in the series opener in Barbados. He will expect a much more competitive performance from his batsmen who won’t have much time to ponder upon their mistakes, due to a quick turnaround between the two matches.
A victory will also be important for the Windies as they aim to climb up the CWCSL table. Stand-in skipper Alex Carey on the other hand, had a dream start to his life captaining the Australian side. Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood were back to their devastating best with the ball. He will also be satisfied with his own performance with the bat and also the impact made by newcomers Wes Agar and Josh Philippe. Another win will also help the visitors strengthen their spot in the top 3 of the CWCSL standings.
In the first ODI
In the series opener, vital contributions from stand-in captain Alex Carey (67) and debutant Wes Agar (49) allowed the visitors to post a competitive score of 252 on the board in 49 overs.
Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood then completely blew the West Indian batting line-up away, picking up a combined 8 wickets to bowl out hosts for 123 in only 26.3 overs to go 1-0 up in the series.
— ICC (@ICC) July 21, 2021
What they said
Kieron Pollard (West Indies captain): “I think we did pretty well with the ball. Par score here is 260-270 and being able to restrict them to 250 was a fantastic effort. My biggest thing is I want the guys to fight. It’s a matter of continuing to work hard, understanding my game, understanding my strengths. Just a matter of trying to enjoy it.”
Alex Carey (Australia stand-in captain): “For us to adapt and put on the score on the board which we thought was competitive, and then the way the powerplay went for us was fantastic. Ashton played a crucial role. Probably haven’t seen a powerplay like that before. When they get it right we know how damaging they are.”