WI vs AUS 1st T20: Andre Russell, Obed McCoy script stunning 18-run victory for West Indies against Australia

WI vs AUS 2nd T20 LIVE: Shimron Hetmyer and Dwayne Bravo put up a 103-run stand to help West Indies set 197-run target for Australia
WI vs AUS 2nd T20 LIVE: Shimron Hetmyer and Dwayne Bravo put up a 103-run stand to help West Indies set 197-run target for Australia

WI vs AUS 1st T20: Andre Russell, Obed McCoy script stunning 18-run victory for West Indies against Australia- What appeared to be a sure Australian victory, West Indies made a stunning comeback after Obed McCoy’s 4/26 helped them secure 18-run victory in the 1st T20I in St Lucia. Earlier, Andre Russell kept the hopes alive with his maiden fifty in T20 internationals helped Windies set a 146-run target for Aaron Finch’s Australia. Russell scored a 28-ball 51 after Australia struck early.

The match ebbed and flowed but all in favour of Australia. They won the toss, struck early to leave West Indies rattling in absence of regular captain Kieron Pollard, who is sidelined with a hamstring niggle. Then it was Andre Russell who led the fightback. Having struggled with his form, DreRuss received immense criticism for failing to replicate his franchise cricket form for West Indies. But when it mattered the most, he got to his maiden half-century in T20 internationals. His quickfire 28-ball 51 helped West Indies set a modest 146-run target for Australia.

WI vs AUS 1st T20: But it was still Australia all the way as Matthew Wade and Mitchell Marsh played quickfire knocks of 33 of 14 and 51 off 31 respectively. But Aaron Finch’s Australia imploded. From 108/4, they lost six wickets for just 19 runs and West Indies should that Obed McCoy and Walsh Junior for that.

In the end, no Australian batsman could stay longer at the crease to finish the job and West Indies managed to defend the 145 total and beat the visitors by 18 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

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Earlier, Australia captain Aaron Finch won the toss and opted to field first in the 1st T20I against Nicholas Pooran’s West Indies at the Daren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia. After a long gap of four months from international cricket, Cricket Australia will play their 1st series against West Indies. Captain Kieron Pollard is out with a hamstring niggle.

WI vs AUS 1st T20: Australia Innings: 127/10 (16); lost by 18 runs

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Matthew Wade (WK) c Shimron Hetmyer b AD Russell 33 14 1 3 235.71
Aaron Finch (C) c Evin Lewis b Fabian Allen 4 5 0 0 80.00
Mitchell Marsh c & b Hayden Walsh 51 31 5 2 164.52
Josh Philippe c DJ Bravo b OC McCoy 1 4 0 0 25.00
Moises Henriques c DJ Bravo b Fabian Allen 16 8 0 2 200.00
Ben McDermott b Hayden Walsh 2 6 0 0 33.33
Daniel Christian c DJ Bravo b Hayden Walsh 10 12 0 0 83.33
Ashton Agar c & b OC McCoy 1 5 0 0 20.00
Mitchell Starc c Fabian Allen b OC McCoy 3 8 0 0 37.50
Adam Zampa Not out 1 2 0 0 50.00
Josh Hazlewood c Nicholas Pooran b OC McCoy 0 1 0 0 0.00
Extra 5 (b 0, w 5, nb 0, lb 0)
Total 127/10 (16)
Yet To Bat
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Fidel Edwards 2 0 24 0 12.00
Fabian Allen 3 0 24 2 8.00
Andre Russell 1 0 14 1 14.00
Dwayne Bravo 2 0 16 0 8.00
Obed McCoy 4 0 26 4 6.50
Hayden Walsh 4 0 23 3 5.75
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
AJ Finch 1-8 1.1
MS Wade 2-46 3.6
JR Philippe 3-53 5.1
Moises Henriques 4-89 7.5
BR McDermott 5-108 10.3
MR Marsh 6-117 12.3
AC Agar 7-122 13.5
DT Christian 8-125 14.3
Mitchell Starc 9-126 15.4
Josh Hazlewood 10-127 15.6

 

WI vs AUS 1st T20: West Indies Innings: 145/5 (20 ovs)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Lendl Simmons c MS Wade b MR Marsh 27 28 2 2 96.43
Evin Lewis c MR Marsh b Josh Hazlewood 0 2 0 0 0.00
Chris Gayle c AC Agar b Josh Hazlewood 4 10 1 0 40.00
Shimron Hetmyer c Mitchell Starc b MR Marsh 20 25 1 0 80.00
Nicholas Pooran (WK/C) runout (JR Philippe) 17 16 3 0 106.25
Andre Russell b Josh Hazlewood 51 28 3 5 182.14
Fabian Allen Not out 8 8 0 0 100.00
Dwayne Bravo Not out 7 3 0 1 233.33
Extra 11 (b 0, w 5, nb 0, lb 6)
Total 145/6 (20)
Yet To Bat Hayden WalshOC McCoyFH Edwards
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Mitchell Starc 4 0 40 0 10.00
Josh Hazlewood 4 1 12 3 3.00
Ashton Agar 3 0 28 0 9.33
Adam Zampa 3 0 23 0 7.67
Mitchell Marsh 4 0 26 2 6.50
Daniel Christian 2 0 10 0 5.00
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Evin Lewis 1-8 1.2
CH Gayle 2-24 5.5
Lendl Simmons 3-35 7.3
Nicholas Pooran 4-65 11.5
Shimron Hetmyer 5-99 15.6
AD Russell 6-137 19.2
WI vs AUS Live: 1st T20 LIVE Score:

West Indies (Playing XI): Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran(w/c), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allen, Hayden Walsh, Obed McCoy, Fidel Edwards

Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch(c), Matthew Wade(w), Mitchell Marsh, Josh Philippe, Moises Henriques, Ben McDermott, Daniel Christian, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

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West Indies vs Australia T20 Series

Where will West Indies vs AustraliaT20 Series be held?
West Indies vs Australia 2021 T20 Series will take place in West Indies from 10th July 2021.
When will West Indies vs Australia T20 Series be Started? – Date
West Indies vs Australia T20 Series will start on July 10th
What Time West Indies vs AustraliaT20 Series Will begin? Time
West Indies vs Australia T20 Series Will begin at 5:00 AM IST
What are the venues for West Indies vs Australia T20? – Venue
West Indies vs Australia T20 Series will be played at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia.

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West Indies vs Australia Full Schedule
West Indies vs Australia T20I series
1st T20, July 10 – 5:00 AM IST
2nd T20, July 11 – 5:00 AM IST
3rd T20, July 13 – 5:00 AM IST
4th T20, July 15 – 5:00 AM IST
5th T20, July 17 – 5:00 AM IST
West Indies vs Australia ODI series
1st ODI, July 21 – 12:00 AM IST
2nd ODI, July 23 – 12:00 AM IST
3rd ODI, July 25 – 12:00 AM IST
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