WI Vs AUS: The first match of the five-match T20 series played between Australia and West Indies on Friday was very spectacular. West Indies, who had almost lost the match at one time, came back strongly and won. West Indies defeated Australia by 18 runs in the first T20 match and took a 1-0 lead in the series.
Australia won the toss in this match and called West Indies to bat first. The upper-order batsmen of West Indies performed very disappointingly. Andra Russell, however, played a brilliant innings of 51 runs in 28 balls, taking the team’s score board to 145 for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs. Apart from Russell, Simmons played an innings of 27 runs. For Australia, Hazlewood took three important wickets for 12 runs in four overs.
Australia’s lower order disappointed
This target Chasing Australia’s start was very good. Australia had scored 70 runs for three wickets at one time and it seemed that Australia would easily win this match. But Australia lost the last six wickets within 19 runs and were bowled out for 127 in 16 overs. Ubaid McCoy took four for 26 and Hayden Walsh took three wickets for 23 runs. Opener Matthew Wade gave Australia a good start by scoring 33 runs in 14 balls but the rest of the batsmen could not take advantage of it. Supported the ongoing campaign. Cricket Australia later issued a statement saying, “The Australian cricket team stands with the West Indies team against racism-based discrimination. That’s why our players decided to kneel down with the West Indies cricketers.”
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