Australia and West Indies go head to head in the second and final T20I on October 7 in Brisbane. The Aussies won the first T20I by three wickets and are leading the series 1-0. The hosts will be ideally looking for a clean sweep ahead of the T20 World Cup.
WestIndies scored 145/9 batting first with cameos from Kyle Mayers (39) and Odean Smith (27). Josh Hazlewood took three wickets with the ball. Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins took two each. Australia were 58/5 inside 8 overs in the chase. Aaron Finch scored 58 off 53 deliveries batting at number four and added69 with Matthew Wade (39) to take the side home.
“I wanted to target the short boundary but got out, nice to get a couple though. I did not like the first one hitting on the head [on his first ball he faced from Joseph]. Really liked batting in the middle-order, something different. We probably would swap it around in the next game [on the opening combination]. We gonna keep tinkering with things, so that we got all bases covered going into the World Cup” said Finch on his new batting position and approach.
West Indies lost the plot early in the game as they could not post a competitive total on a good batting wicket. None of the top six batters scored a fifty. Windies skipper Nicholas Pooran scored just two runs. Despite the batters failing, Pooran spoke about the positives from the game.
“The guys came off a plane two nights ago. We have the World Cup Qualifiers as well to play here. Really pleased with how Mayers batted, Cariah on debut and Joseph bowling really well today. Maybe if we had taken the catch in the last over, we could’ve won, but we learn from it, accept it, embrace it and move on” said Pooran.
AUS vs WI Head-to-Head Records, Australia’s Head-to-Head Record Against West Indies– Australia Tour Of West Indies 2022, 2nd T20I
Matches Played – 18
AUS Won – 8
WI Won – 10
Most Runs For Australia- David Warner (400)
Most Wickets For Australia- Josh Hazlewood- (9)
Most Runs For West Indies- Chris Gayle (420)
Most Wickets For West Indies- Hayden Walsh- (12)
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