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West Indies in Australia, 2 T20I Series, 2022
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AUS
146/7
19.5 Ovs
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WI
145/9
20 Ovs
Australia beat West Indies by 3 wickets

WEST INDIES

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
Kyle Mayers
393651108.33
b Pat Cummins
Johnson Charles
3200150.00
b Josh Hazlewood
Brandon King
12911133.33
lbw b Josh Hazlewood
Raymon Reifer
19230082.61
c Matthew Wade b Cameron Green
Nicholas Pooran (C) (W)
250040.00
lbw b Mitchell Starc
Rovman Powell
7130053.85
c & b Josh Hazlewood
Jason Holder
13702185.71
b Pat Cummins
Odean Smith
271731158.82
run out (Matthew Wade)
Alzarri Joseph
7701100.00
c Tim David b Mitchell Starc
Yannic Cariah
120050.00
not out
Sheldon Cottrell
00000.00
Fall Of Wickets:
3-66-(Kyle Mayers 9.1 ov)
1-14-(Johnson Charles 1.1 ov)
2-48-(Brandon King 5.2 ov)
5-88-(Raymon Reifer 14.1 ov)
4-75-(Nicholas Pooran (C) (W) 10.5 ov)
7-106-(Rovman Powell 16.2 ov)
6-101-(Jason Holder 15.2 ov)
9-145-(Odean Smith 20 ov)
8-122-(Alzarri Joseph 18 ov)
-(Yannic Cariah ov)
-(Sheldon Cottrell ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
Mitchell Starc
4040210.00
Josh Hazlewood
403538.75
Pat Cummins
402225.50
Cameron Green
201618.00
Adam Zampa
402105.25
Glenn Maxwell
20804.00

AUSTRALIA

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
David Warner
14630233.33
c Brandon King b Sheldon Cottrell
Cameron Green
141011140.00
b Alzarri Joseph
Mitchell Marsh
3300100.00
c Johnson Charles b Sheldon Cottrell
Aaron Finch (C)
585360109.43
c Jason Holder b Alzarri Joseph
Glenn Maxwell
03000.00
c Nicholas Pooran b Yannic Cariah
Tim David
04000.00
c Odean Smith b Jason Holder
Matthew Wade (W)
392950134.48
not out
Pat Cummins
470057.14
b Odean Smith
Mitchell Starc
6400150.00
not out
Adam Zampa
00000.00
Josh Hazlewood
00000.00
Fall Of Wickets:
1-15-(David Warner 1.2 ov)
3-56-(Cameron Green 5.5 ov)
2-21-(Mitchell Marsh 2 ov)
6-127-(Aaron Finch (C) 17.1 ov)
4-57-(Glenn Maxwell 6.4 ov)
5-58-(Tim David 7.5 ov)
-(Matthew Wade (W) ov)
7-133-(Pat Cummins 18.4 ov)
-(Mitchell Starc ov)
-(Adam Zampa ov)
-(Josh Hazlewood ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
Kyle Mayers
1011011.00
Sheldon Cottrell
3.5049212.78
Alzarri Joseph
401724.25
Jason Holder
403017.50
Yannic Cariah
401513.75
Odean Smith
301916.33

Australia

146/7(19.5 Overs)

... The Run Chase ...

Right then. 146 is what Australia need to take a lead in this series. They will certainly back themselves to chase this down. West Indies though will need a few early wickets if they are to put some pressure on the opposition here. Do join us for the chase in a short while.

Aaron Finch says that the spiinner did well. Says it might  be a tricky total but he is quite confident. Adds Green has been in good nick recently up top and hence they are trying something new with him slotting in at 4.  

It was a complete team performance from Australia! Mitchell Starc gave away 14 runs in his first over while Josh Hazlewood started his spell with a wicket off the very first delivery. Starc took his time to get into his rhythm. Later, the spinners did really well to put a stem over the run rate. Then Pat Cummins came into the attack and got rid of Kyle Mayers, the set batsman. From hereon, Australia were clearly ahead in the match. They leaked a few runs in the death over which they won't be

No one other than Kyle Mayers stood out with the blade. It was his aggressive approach at the top that helped West Indies to build a solid foundation up top. He was well supported by Brandon King after the early departure of Charles. Although, post the Powerplay, West Indies could not make the most of the momentum. The boundaries dried up and then the batters could not deal under pressure. They started falling like a pack of cards once Mayers slipped out. In the end, Odean Smith hit a few meaty

A rather disappointing outing with the blade for the visitors. Australia did leak apleanty in the opening overs but did really well once their bowlers got into the rhythm. West Indies tried to steal the momentum in the death overs but Pat Cummins did really well to keep them under 150 by giving away 5 runs in the final over.

Pat Cummins to Yannic Cariah, ! RUN OUT! Nothing from the last ball then! Really good work from Wade! West Indies end with 145! A low full toss outside off. Yannic Cariah fails to reach it, they try to steal a bye but Wade hits the stumps at the keeper's end. A really good last over from Cummins.

Pat Cummins to Odean Smith, Just the one! Smith won't be facing the last ball. Shorter and on middle, Smith pulls, it goes off the top edge towards deep square leg. A run taken.

Pat Cummins to Odean Smith, Another dot! A slower one this time, Smith is way too early in the swing, he misses.

Pat Cummins to Odean Smith, A really good bumper outside off, Smith slashes but misses.

Pat Cummins to Yannic Cariah, Yannic Cariah does the right thing! Length and on off, he pushes it towards cover for one.

Pat Cummins to Odean Smith, Just the one! Can't do a lot with that delivery! A yorker outside off, it is carved to deep point for one.

Pat Cummins to Odean Smith, WIDE! Make that two in a row! Down the leg side this time, left alone. Two runs without a ball being bowled.

Josh Hazlewood to Odean Smith, NOT ! Odean Smith has been called back as that is the second bouncer of the over above the shoulder height. Windies will be really pleased as Smith survives to fight another day. A short one on middle, Smith looks to pull, it goes off the top edge and into the hands of the keeper. Smith starts walking back but is asked to wait. They go upstairs to check for the height and it is deemed as a no ball. Free Hit coming up.

Pat Cummins to Odean Smith, WIDE! Pressure, pressure of not bowling into Smith's zone. However, Cummins bowls it well wide outside off. Left alone and wided.

Josh Hazlewood to Odean Smith, Two! A low full toss, Smith swings, it goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for two.

Josh Hazlewood to Odean Smith, Good batting! Keeps strike now! A length ball outside off, this is slapped towards covr for one. End of a huge over. 18 from it.

Josh Hazlewood to Odean Smith, ! That is a brutal hit! Fuller and outside off, Smith crunches it through covers and this one races away. All of a sudden, 150 seems possible.

Can Odean Smith take his side near the 150-run mark? It will be very interesting to see how it pans out.

Josh Hazlewood to Odean Smith, TOP EDGE AND ! Odean Smith and West Indies won't mind how they come as long as they do. Shorter and around off, Odean Smith looks to upper cut it but it goes off the top edge and over the keeper. Boundary. Handy runs.

Josh Hazlewood to Odean Smith, That is hit hard but to the fielder! Fuller and on off, this is hit hard but to mid off.

Yannic Cariah comes in at number 10.

Josh Hazlewood to Odean Smith, ! That is another massive hit! We have seen some big biggies in this game. Also, it is another over which starts with a massive hit! On a length, Odean Smith smokes it over the long on fence. The ball is lost in the empty stands. Some spectators get there and retrieve the lost ball.

Mitchell Starc to Alzarri Joseph, ! TAKEN! That is a good catch from Tim David! Starc gets his revenge! A full ball on middle, Alzarri Joseph looks to go downtown but it is more off the toe-end. Tim David at long on takes a very good catch. It had gone really high.

Mitchell Starc to Alzarri Joseph, A yorker outside off, Alzarri Joseph fails to jam it out.

Mitchell Starc to Alzarri Joseph, WIDE! Starc will have to reload again! Shorter and on the body, Alzarri Joseph evades it.

Mitchell Starc to Odean Smith, ! A good effort though. Another one full and outside off, Smith swings, it flies off the outside edge towards third man who is back. Zampa runs to his right, the bowling is tailing away from him. He dives and gets two hands to it but spills it. Would have been a good catch. A single in the end.

Mitchell Starc to Odean Smith, ! Just over the short third man fielder! He was placed perfectly but it goes just over him! Outside off, fuller, Odean Smith swings, it goes off the outside edge over short third man for a boundary. 11 from the first three balls.

Mitchell Starc to Alzarri Joseph, That is more off the splice! Shorter and on middle, Alzarri Joseph looks to pull, it goes off the splice towards mid-wicket for one.

Mitchell Starc to Alzarri Joseph, ! BANG! That is a massive hit! Yet again an over starts with a biggie! Shorter and on middle, this is hammered over the long on fence for a maximum.

Josh Hazlewood to Odean Smith, A dot to end! Outside off, shorter. Smith slashes but misses.

Josh Hazlewood to Alzarri Joseph, Another leg bye! On the pads, Joseph looks to flick, it hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.

Josh Hazlewood to Alzarri Joseph, Length again and just outside off, Alzarri Joseph looks to push it through the off side but misses.

Alzarri Joseph is the new man in.

Josh Hazlewood to Alzarri Joseph, Direct hit but safe! On the pads, Alzarri Joseph looks to flick, it hits the thigh pad and rolls towards square leg. They take one and go for the second. The fielder hits the stumps at the keeper's end but the batter is in.

Josh Hazlewood to Rovman Powell, ! TAKEN! The dangerous Rovman Powell walks back. This could well make a difference of 15 runs to the final total. 140 looks far away. Another short one does the trick. Short and on middle, gets big on Powell. He looks to pull, it goes off the top edge to the right of Josh Hazlewood. He takes it.

Josh Hazlewood to Odean Smith, Shorter and outside off, this is slashed over point but only for one.

Pat Cummins to Rovman Powell, Leading edge but safe! Shorter and angled into the body, Powell looks to flick but it goes off the leading edge. Lands short of the bowler.

Pat Cummins to Odean Smith, Just another one! On the pads, this is nudged towards square leg.

Pat Cummins to Odean Smith, WIDE! Short but it is very high. Evaded and wided.

Pat Cummins to Rovman Powell, A slower one, this is guided down to third man for a single.

Pat Cummins to Odean Smith, Angled into middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

Odean Smith is the new man in.

Pat Cummins to Jason Holder, ! TIMBER! Cummins gets his revenge! One shot too many by Holder. Can't blame him though. Timely wicket, Windies were just getting a move on. You miss, I hit from Cummins. On the stumps, slightly fuller. Holder swings across the line but misses and the stumps are hit.

Pat Cummins to Jason Holder, ! Holder is providing the much-needed impetus! On middle, length, this is heaved over the long on fence for a biggie.

Cameron Green to Jason Holder, Touch slower again. It is full this time, on the stumps. Holder stays back and flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

Cameron Green to Jason Holder, A slower bouncer, outside off. Holder lets it be.

Cameron Green to Jason Holder, Back of a length, in the channel. The ball flies off the deck. Jason Holder is surprised with the bounce and gets it out off the top of the blade.

Cameron Green to Jason Holder, ! In the slot and dispatched. Green goes full and outside off. Jason Holder makes room and smokes it over the wide long on fence for a maximum. A much-needed boundary for West Indies. 

Cameron Green to Jason Holder, A huge appeal for lbw but turned down! Cameron Green sprints in and fires in a yorker, on middle and leg. Jason Holder looks to dig it out but misses. He is on the floor straightaway. It might be going down leg. Aaron Finch though thinks otherwise and takes the review. The Hot Spot confirms no bat is involved. The Ball Tracking confirms the impact is outside the line. The original decision stands. 

Jason Holder is the new man in.

Cameron Green to Raymon Reifer, ! CAUGHT! Cameron Green gets himself into the wicket's column. Green goes 'round the wicket. It is a short ball, outside off, with some extra bounce. Raymon Reifer looks to pull it away but gets a top-edge on it. The ball flies high in the air and goes to the right of the keeper. Matthew Wade moves to that side and takes an easy catch. 

Adam Zampa to Rovman Powell, Full, attacking the stumps. Powell presses forward and defends it out watchfully. Adam Zampa ends his spell of 4 overs with no wickets.

Adam Zampa to Rovman Powell, Fraction short, outside off. Powell stays back and cuts it to point.

Adam Zampa to Raymon Reifer, Touch short, outside off. Raymon Reifer cuts it through point for one.

Adam Zampa to Raymon Reifer, It is full and on off. Raymon Reifer goes back and drives it back to the bowler. Adam Zampa makes a half-stop and kills the pace of the ball.

Adam Zampa to Raymon Reifer, This is pushed through quicker and flatter, around off. Raymon Reifer looks to chase it but misses.

Adam Zampa to Rovman Powell, It is a short ball, outside off. Rovman Powell goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.

Mitchell Starc to Rovman Powell, This is pushed through covers for a single. A probing over from Starc comes to an end.

Mitchell Starc to Rovman Powell, Mitchell Starc bowls with much more aggression this time! It is a short ball, on off. This one spits off the deck. Rovman Powell hops inside the crease and blocks it off the top of of the blade.

Mitchell Starc to Rovman Powell, ! David Warner is the culprit this time. It is a short ball, outside off. Rovman Powell hangs back and looks to pull it away. The ball takes the outside edge and flies high in the air towards mid off. David Warner calls for it from mid on and runs to his left; He gets two hands on the ball but spills it in the end. The batters take a couple.

Mitchell Starc to Raymon Reifer, This is pulled through mid-wicket for another single.

Mitchell Starc to Rovman Powell, Just the one yet again! A length ball, on off. Powell stays back and blocks it to point for one more.

Mitchell Starc to Raymon Reifer, Fuller in length, attacking the stumps. Raymon Reifer shuffles and flicks it aerially towards mid on. They cross for one.

Adam Zampa to Rovman Powell, It is floated and full, outside off. Rovman Powell gets low and paddles it down to fine leg for a single.

Adam Zampa to Raymon Reifer, Darted on the pads, flicked to deep mid-wicket for one more. A tidy over from Adam Zampa comes to an end.

Adam Zampa to Rovman Powell, This is pushed through quicker, outside off, Powell looks to drive it away but gets beaten on the outside edge.

Adam Zampa to Raymon Reifer, A short ball, on off. Raymon Reifer stands back and pulls it towards long on for a single.

Adam Zampa to Raymon Reifer, Loops it up, full and on off. Raymon Reifer drives it down to long off for a brace.

Adam Zampa to Raymon Reifer, Fuller, on middle and leg. Raymon Reifer flicks it to short mid-wicket. 

Mitchell Starc to Nicholas Pooran, ! LBW! Mitchell Starc cannot believe it. He was already headed towards his mark for the next delivery, but the big screen shows OUT and the celebrations have began. Mitchell Starc serves it full, on middle and leg. It straightens a bit. Pooran looks to dig it out but gets rapped on his pads first. There is a huge appeal but the umpire shows no interest. Aaron Finch takes the review and Australia do get their man eventually. 

Rovman Powell is the new man in.

Mitchell Starc to Rovman Powell, Good length, outside off. Powell hangs back and guides it to point. A wicket-taking over by Mitchell Starc comes to an end.

Review! Aaron Finch takes the review for LBW! The on-field decision is NOT . The Hot Spot confirms there is some bat on it but later the RTS confirms that it is pad first. The Ball Tracking shows that it is missing the stumps. The final decision is OUT.

Mitchell Starc to Raymon Reifer, A length ball, in the channel. Raymon Reifer carves it over covers for a single.

Mitchell Starc to Raymon Reifer, WIDE! It is short, going down leg yet again. Raymon Reifer looks to pull it away but misses.

Mitchell Starc to Raymon Reifer, Starc goes full and in the slot. Raymon Reifer picks it up really well and lofts it towards long off. The mid off is up and it lands safely. They take a couple.

Mitchell Starc to Nicholas Pooran, Full length, attacking the stumps. Pooran flicks it towards mid on and takes a single.

Mitchell Starc to Nicholas Pooran, WIDE! Starc this time spills it down leg. Nicholas Pooran looks to flick it away but misses. Wide called.

Mitchell Starc to Raymon Reifer, A length ball, around off, Raymon Reifer plays it towards mid on and crosses.

Pat Cummins to Nicholas Pooran, A good nut to end! Length and on off, Pooran has a poke at it but is beaten.

Pat Cummins to Raymon Reifer, Edgy run! Length and on off, Raymon Reifer looks to defend, it goes off the outside edge down to third man for one.

Pat Cummins to Raymon Reifer, A bumper and on middle, RR evades it.

Pat Cummins to Nicholas Pooran, Pooran is off the mark! On the pads, this is worked down to fine leg for one.

Pat Cummins to Nicholas Pooran, Good length and on off, Pooran defends it on the off side.

Nicholas Pooran comes in at number 5.

Pat Cummins to Kyle Mayers, ! TIMBER! The wicket is taken by Cummins but the credit has to be given to the two spinners. They were the ones who built the pressure by bowling a few tight overs after the Powerplay. Cummins comes on, he bowls it on a length and on off. Mayers looks to go after him. He tries to play it across the line but misses and it hits the top of off. Mayers played well but he needed to go on. It is probably a wicket where the set batters have to make full use of the s

Glenn Maxwell to Kyle Mayers, On off, Mayers now strokes it through covers for one. It has been long since the boundary has been found.

Glenn Maxwell to Raymon Reifer, Just another single as this is pushed through covers.

Glenn Maxwell to Kyle Mayers, Angled into the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

Glenn Maxwell to Kyle Mayers, This is fired down the leg side as Maxwell sees Mayers shape up for the reverse. Mayers misses.

Glenn Maxwell to Raymon Reifer, On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

Glenn Maxwell to Kyle Mayers, Slightly shorter and on the body, this is pulled down to fine leg for one.

Adam Zampa to Raymon Reifer, On off, this is guided to point for one.

Adam Zampa to Kyle Mayers, BIG SPIN! That is exactly what Wade said. Lands outside off and spins back in. Mayers plays it towards point for one.

Adam Zampa to Raymon Reifer, WIDE! Down the leg side, Raymon Reifer looks to flick but misses. Wade does not take it cleanly. It goes to short fine leg who makes a wayward throw towards the bowler. He misses it and it goes to long on. No run taken.

Adam Zampa to Raymon Reifer, Things have gone really quiet now! On the pads, Raymon Reifer looks to sweep, it goes off the pad to short fine leg.

Adam Zampa to Kyle Mayers, Just the one! Shorter and on off, Mayers pushes it through covers for one.

Adam Zampa to Kyle Mayers, Shorter and on off, Mayers guides it to point. Another dot. Pressure now probably building.

Adam Zampa to Raymon Reifer, On the pads, this is worked towards mid-wicket for one.

Glenn Maxwell to Kyle Mayers, A tidy over then from Maxwell! On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

Glenn Maxwell to Kyle Mayers, Fired on off, Mayers guides it to point.

Glenn Maxwell to Raymon Reifer, On middle, Raymon Reifer nudges it on the leg side for one.

Glenn Maxwell to Kyle Mayers, Shorter and around off, Mayers looks to push it on the off side, it goes off the outside edge towards short third man for one.

Glenn Maxwell to Kyle Mayers, Some turn there! This lands around off and then spins away. Mayers lets it be after seeing the turn.

Glenn Maxwell to Raymon Reifer, Tossed up on middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.

Josh Hazlewood to Kyle Mayers, A dot to end! End of the first 6 and West Indies will be happy with it. They are 53 for 2 after it. A short one around middle, Mayers looks to cut but misses.

Josh Hazlewood to Kyle Mayers, Mayers misses out there! This is short and on the body, he pulls but to short fine leg. A little to the left or the right and it would have been a boundary.

Raymon Reifer is the new batter in.

Josh Hazlewood to Kyle Mayers, ! Squeezed away! Mayers is going along his merry way! A low full toss outside off, Mayers jams it through point and the ball races away to the fence.

Josh Hazlewood to Raymon Reifer, Raymon Reifer is off the mark! Length and on off, he looks to defend, is slightly late on the shot, it goes off the inside edge towards short fine leg for one.

Josh Hazlewood to Brandon King, ! LBW! That is plumb! Good King did not review that. A welcome wicket for Australia. King was rooted to his crease there. Maybe he was expecting a short one but Josh Hazlewood goes fractionally full and on middle, King, with minimal foot movement looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal and the finger is raised.

Josh Hazlewood to Kyle Mayers, Bangs it short, Mayers pulls it well but there is a deep mid-wicket in place so just the one.

Adam Zampa to Kyle Mayers, Floated and full, on middle and leg. Mayers clips it behind square on the leg side for a single. Another good over for the visitors, 9 runs off it.

Adam Zampa to Kyle Mayers, Tossed up, around off, driven to mid off.

Adam Zampa to Brandon King, A dot now! This is pushed through quicker, outside off. Brandon King shuffles across and defends it out solidly.

Adam Zampa to Brandon King, A single now as this is eased down to long on.

Adam Zampa to Brandon King, ! BANG! Brandon King now gets himself into the act. It is a googly, full and wide of off. Brandon King smokes it over the wide long off fence for a maximum. 

Adam Zampa to Kyle Mayers, Floated and full, on the pads, Mayers flicks it through the leg side for a single.

Cameron Green to Brandon King, A length ball, on the pads. King defends it out solidly. A great over for West Indies. 9 runs off it. 

Cameron Green to Kyle Mayers, ! This is huge! A short ball, outside off. Kyle Mayers opens the face and smacks it over the cover fence. It goes off the middle and into the stands.

Cameron Green to Kyle Mayers, Fuller, on middle and leg. Kyle Mayers flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

Cameron Green to Kyle Mayers, Play and a miss! A length ball, close to off pole. Mayers looks to push it away but misses.

Cameron Green to Kyle Mayers, Fraction short, in the channel. Mayers looks to chase it but misses.

Cameron Green to Kyle Mayers, WIDE! And again. It is short, wide outside off. Mayers leaves it alone. Wide called.

Cameron Green to Kyle Mayers, WIDE! Back of a length, angled across the left-hander. Kyle Mayers goes back looking to make some room but eventually is unable to get to the ball. The umpire signals it as a wide.

Cameron Green to Kyle Mayers, Green spills it full and wide outside off. It could've been a wide but Mayers reaches out and helps it towards point.

Pat Cummins to Brandon King, ! A fortunate boundary for King this time. This boundary surely spoils the over. It is a length ball, on off. King stays back and looks to flick it away. The ball takes the outside edge and flies past Matthew Wade behind the sticks. There is no slip in place and hence it runs down to the third man fence.

Pat Cummins to Brandon King, Two dots on the trot now! A length ball, in the channel. King hangs back and guides it behind point.

Pat Cummins to Brandon King, A sharp bouncer this time, around off. Brandon King lets it be.

Pat Cummins to Kyle Mayers, Kyle Mayers tucks it off his pads towards square leg. They cross for one.

Pat Cummins to Kyle Mayers, Cummins goes full now, around middle. Mayers gets it to the leg side yet again off the inner half.

Pat Cummins to Kyle Mayers, A length ball, on middle and leg. Mayers inside-edges it to the man at short fine.

Josh Hazlewood to Kyle Mayers, ! Kyle Mayers has the lady luck on his side. A short ball, on the bodyline. Mayers is left with no room. He swivels on the back foot and pulls it to deep square leg. Mitchell Starc in the deep moves in front, dives forward but is unable to gather the ball. The batters take one.

Josh Hazlewood to Kyle Mayers, ! Consecutive boundaries for Mayers now. It is a good-length ball, around off, on top of the stump. Kyle Mayers opens his front leg up and hammers it through mid-wicket for four more.

Josh Hazlewood to Kyle Mayers, ! Incredible shot. Fraction short, outside off. Mayers shuffles and pulls it through square leg for a boundary. 

Josh Hazlewood to Kyle Mayers, Play and a miss! A length ball, outside off, shaping away. Mayers looks to steer it late but misses.

Brandon King is the new man in.

Josh Hazlewood to Brandon King, Touch fuller, on off. King pushes it gently towards covers and they take a single.

Josh Hazlewood to Johnson Charles, ! TIMBER! Josh Hazlewood comes into the attack and strikes instantly. Johnson Charles walks back to the dugout for just three runs. Josh Hazlewood serves it on a length, outside off. It nips in a touch off the deck. Johnson Charles looks to ride the bounce and tries to heave it across the line. He misses it completely. The ball goes through to rattle the stumps. 

Josh Hazlewood to bowl from the other end.

Mitchell Starc to Kyle Mayers, Starc now serves a yorker-length delivery, around off, Mayers blocks it back to the bowler watchfully. A great start for West Indies, 14 runs off it.

Mitchell Starc to Kyle Mayers, ! Boundaries are coming in thick and fast for West Indies now. It is half-volley, outside off. Kyle Mayers extends his arms and creams it through the gap at covers for four.

Mitchell Starc to Kyle Mayers, WIDE! Starc now spills it down leg. Kyle Mayers misses his flick. Wide called.

Mitchell Starc to Johnson Charles, Great shot! It is full, angled across the right-hander, too much width on offer. Johnson Charles stays back and cruches it through covers. David Warner gives it a chase and keeps it down to three.

Mitchell Starc to Johnson Charles, WIDE! Mitchell Starc now dishes it wide of off, moving away the tramline as well. Charles leaves it alone. Wided.

Mitchell Starc to Kyle Mayers, Mitchell Starc goes full and attacks the pads this time. Mayers hangs back and flicks it through square leg for a single.

Mitchell Starc to Kyle Mayers, ! A bit fortunate this time. Kyle Mayers and West Indies are off the mark. Fuller in length, wide outside off. Kyle Mayers throws his blade at it. The ball takes the outside edge and goes past the slip cordon. Into the third man fence.

Mitchell Starc to Kyle Mayers, Full length, attacking the stumps straightaway. Kyle Mayers hangs back and defends it to the leg side.

The match is set to begin. Australia players make their way out on the middle. Followed by Kyle Mayers and Johnson Charles who walk out to open for West Indies. Mitchell Starc to start with the new ball. Here we go...

West Indies (Playing XI) - Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran (C/ WK), Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Raymon Reifer, Odean Smith, Yannic Cariah, Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell.

Australia (Playing XI) - David Warner, Cameron Green, Mitchell Marsh, Aaron Finch (C), Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, Matthew Wade (WK), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood.

TOSS - Australia have won the toss and elected to FIELD.

West Indies haven't been clinical enough in their recent runs in T20Is. They lost their two previous T20I series against India and New Zealand. Although, they would hope their players are in good shape and in the right mindset post the CPL 2022. Also, a huge blow for West Indies as Hetmyer was omitted from the travelling squad after he missed his flight for Australia. This will certainly affect his preparations for the World Cup. A series where both the teams would be looking to gather the momen

... The Run Chase ...

Right then. 146 is what Australia need to take a lead in this series. They will certainly back themselves to chase this down. West Indies though will need a few early wickets if they are to put some pressure on the opposition here. Do join us for the chase in a short while.

Aaron Finch says that the spiinner did well. Says it might  be a tricky total but he is quite confident. Adds Green has been in good nick recently up top and hence they are trying something new with him slotting in at 4.  

It was a complete team performance from Australia! Mitchell Starc gave away 14 runs in his first over while Josh Hazlewood started his spell with a wicket off the very first delivery. Starc took his time to get into his rhythm. Later, the spinners did really well to put a stem over the run rate. Then Pat Cummins came into the attack and got rid of Kyle Mayers, the set batsman. From hereon, Australia were clearly ahead in the match. They leaked a few runs in the death over which they won't be

No one other than Kyle Mayers stood out with the blade. It was his aggressive approach at the top that helped West Indies to build a solid foundation up top. He was well supported by Brandon King after the early departure of Charles. Although, post the Powerplay, West Indies could not make the most of the momentum. The boundaries dried up and then the batters could not deal under pressure. They started falling like a pack of cards once Mayers slipped out. In the end, Odean Smith hit a few meaty

A rather disappointing outing with the blade for the visitors. Australia did leak apleanty in the opening overs but did really well once their bowlers got into the rhythm. West Indies tried to steal the momentum in the death overs but Pat Cummins did really well to keep them under 150 by giving away 5 runs in the final over.

Pat Cummins to Yannic Cariah, ! RUN OUT! Nothing from the last ball then! Really good work from Wade! West Indies end with 145! A low full toss outside off. Yannic Cariah fails to reach it, they try to steal a bye but Wade hits the stumps at the keeper's end. A really good last over from Cummins.

Pat Cummins to Odean Smith, Just the one! Smith won't be facing the last ball. Shorter and on middle, Smith pulls, it goes off the top edge towards deep square leg. A run taken.

Pat Cummins to Odean Smith, Another dot! A slower one this time, Smith is way too early in the swing, he misses.

Pat Cummins to Odean Smith, A really good bumper outside off, Smith slashes but misses.

Pat Cummins to Yannic Cariah, Yannic Cariah does the right thing! Length and on off, he pushes it towards cover for one.

Pat Cummins to Odean Smith, Just the one! Can't do a lot with that delivery! A yorker outside off, it is carved to deep point for one.

Pat Cummins to Odean Smith, WIDE! Make that two in a row! Down the leg side this time, left alone. Two runs without a ball being bowled.

Josh Hazlewood to Odean Smith, NOT ! Odean Smith has been called back as that is the second bouncer of the over above the shoulder height. Windies will be really pleased as Smith survives to fight another day. A short one on middle, Smith looks to pull, it goes off the top edge and into the hands of the keeper. Smith starts walking back but is asked to wait. They go upstairs to check for the height and it is deemed as a no ball. Free Hit coming up.

Pat Cummins to Odean Smith, WIDE! Pressure, pressure of not bowling into Smith's zone. However, Cummins bowls it well wide outside off. Left alone and wided.

Josh Hazlewood to Odean Smith, Two! A low full toss, Smith swings, it goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for two.

Josh Hazlewood to Odean Smith, Good batting! Keeps strike now! A length ball outside off, this is slapped towards covr for one. End of a huge over. 18 from it.

Josh Hazlewood to Odean Smith, ! That is a brutal hit! Fuller and outside off, Smith crunches it through covers and this one races away. All of a sudden, 150 seems possible.

Can Odean Smith take his side near the 150-run mark? It will be very interesting to see how it pans out.

Josh Hazlewood to Odean Smith, TOP EDGE AND ! Odean Smith and West Indies won't mind how they come as long as they do. Shorter and around off, Odean Smith looks to upper cut it but it goes off the top edge and over the keeper. Boundary. Handy runs.

Josh Hazlewood to Odean Smith, That is hit hard but to the fielder! Fuller and on off, this is hit hard but to mid off.

Yannic Cariah comes in at number 10.

Josh Hazlewood to Odean Smith, ! That is another massive hit! We have seen some big biggies in this game. Also, it is another over which starts with a massive hit! On a length, Odean Smith smokes it over the long on fence. The ball is lost in the empty stands. Some spectators get there and retrieve the lost ball.

Mitchell Starc to Alzarri Joseph, ! TAKEN! That is a good catch from Tim David! Starc gets his revenge! A full ball on middle, Alzarri Joseph looks to go downtown but it is more off the toe-end. Tim David at long on takes a very good catch. It had gone really high.

Mitchell Starc to Alzarri Joseph, A yorker outside off, Alzarri Joseph fails to jam it out.

Mitchell Starc to Alzarri Joseph, WIDE! Starc will have to reload again! Shorter and on the body, Alzarri Joseph evades it.

Mitchell Starc to Odean Smith, ! A good effort though. Another one full and outside off, Smith swings, it flies off the outside edge towards third man who is back. Zampa runs to his right, the bowling is tailing away from him. He dives and gets two hands to it but spills it. Would have been a good catch. A single in the end.

Mitchell Starc to Odean Smith, ! Just over the short third man fielder! He was placed perfectly but it goes just over him! Outside off, fuller, Odean Smith swings, it goes off the outside edge over short third man for a boundary. 11 from the first three balls.

Mitchell Starc to Alzarri Joseph, That is more off the splice! Shorter and on middle, Alzarri Joseph looks to pull, it goes off the splice towards mid-wicket for one.

Mitchell Starc to Alzarri Joseph, ! BANG! That is a massive hit! Yet again an over starts with a biggie! Shorter and on middle, this is hammered over the long on fence for a maximum.

Josh Hazlewood to Odean Smith, A dot to end! Outside off, shorter. Smith slashes but misses.

Josh Hazlewood to Alzarri Joseph, Another leg bye! On the pads, Joseph looks to flick, it hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.

Josh Hazlewood to Alzarri Joseph, Length again and just outside off, Alzarri Joseph looks to push it through the off side but misses.

Alzarri Joseph is the new man in.

Josh Hazlewood to Alzarri Joseph, Direct hit but safe! On the pads, Alzarri Joseph looks to flick, it hits the thigh pad and rolls towards square leg. They take one and go for the second. The fielder hits the stumps at the keeper's end but the batter is in.

Josh Hazlewood to Rovman Powell, ! TAKEN! The dangerous Rovman Powell walks back. This could well make a difference of 15 runs to the final total. 140 looks far away. Another short one does the trick. Short and on middle, gets big on Powell. He looks to pull, it goes off the top edge to the right of Josh Hazlewood. He takes it.

Josh Hazlewood to Odean Smith, Shorter and outside off, this is slashed over point but only for one.

Pat Cummins to Rovman Powell, Leading edge but safe! Shorter and angled into the body, Powell looks to flick but it goes off the leading edge. Lands short of the bowler.

Pat Cummins to Odean Smith, Just another one! On the pads, this is nudged towards square leg.

Pat Cummins to Odean Smith, WIDE! Short but it is very high. Evaded and wided.

Pat Cummins to Rovman Powell, A slower one, this is guided down to third man for a single.

Pat Cummins to Odean Smith, Angled into middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

Odean Smith is the new man in.

Pat Cummins to Jason Holder, ! TIMBER! Cummins gets his revenge! One shot too many by Holder. Can't blame him though. Timely wicket, Windies were just getting a move on. You miss, I hit from Cummins. On the stumps, slightly fuller. Holder swings across the line but misses and the stumps are hit.

Pat Cummins to Jason Holder, ! Holder is providing the much-needed impetus! On middle, length, this is heaved over the long on fence for a biggie.

Cameron Green to Jason Holder, Touch slower again. It is full this time, on the stumps. Holder stays back and flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

Cameron Green to Jason Holder, A slower bouncer, outside off. Holder lets it be.

Cameron Green to Jason Holder, Back of a length, in the channel. The ball flies off the deck. Jason Holder is surprised with the bounce and gets it out off the top of the blade.

Cameron Green to Jason Holder, ! In the slot and dispatched. Green goes full and outside off. Jason Holder makes room and smokes it over the wide long on fence for a maximum. A much-needed boundary for West Indies. 

Cameron Green to Jason Holder, A huge appeal for lbw but turned down! Cameron Green sprints in and fires in a yorker, on middle and leg. Jason Holder looks to dig it out but misses. He is on the floor straightaway. It might be going down leg. Aaron Finch though thinks otherwise and takes the review. The Hot Spot confirms no bat is involved. The Ball Tracking confirms the impact is outside the line. The original decision stands. 

Jason Holder is the new man in.

Cameron Green to Raymon Reifer, ! CAUGHT! Cameron Green gets himself into the wicket's column. Green goes 'round the wicket. It is a short ball, outside off, with some extra bounce. Raymon Reifer looks to pull it away but gets a top-edge on it. The ball flies high in the air and goes to the right of the keeper. Matthew Wade moves to that side and takes an easy catch. 

Adam Zampa to Rovman Powell, Full, attacking the stumps. Powell presses forward and defends it out watchfully. Adam Zampa ends his spell of 4 overs with no wickets.

Adam Zampa to Rovman Powell, Fraction short, outside off. Powell stays back and cuts it to point.

Adam Zampa to Raymon Reifer, Touch short, outside off. Raymon Reifer cuts it through point for one.

Adam Zampa to Raymon Reifer, It is full and on off. Raymon Reifer goes back and drives it back to the bowler. Adam Zampa makes a half-stop and kills the pace of the ball.

Adam Zampa to Raymon Reifer, This is pushed through quicker and flatter, around off. Raymon Reifer looks to chase it but misses.

Adam Zampa to Rovman Powell, It is a short ball, outside off. Rovman Powell goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.

Mitchell Starc to Rovman Powell, This is pushed through covers for a single. A probing over from Starc comes to an end.

Mitchell Starc to Rovman Powell, Mitchell Starc bowls with much more aggression this time! It is a short ball, on off. This one spits off the deck. Rovman Powell hops inside the crease and blocks it off the top of of the blade.

Mitchell Starc to Rovman Powell, ! David Warner is the culprit this time. It is a short ball, outside off. Rovman Powell hangs back and looks to pull it away. The ball takes the outside edge and flies high in the air towards mid off. David Warner calls for it from mid on and runs to his left; He gets two hands on the ball but spills it in the end. The batters take a couple.

Mitchell Starc to Raymon Reifer, This is pulled through mid-wicket for another single.

Mitchell Starc to Rovman Powell, Just the one yet again! A length ball, on off. Powell stays back and blocks it to point for one more.

Mitchell Starc to Raymon Reifer, Fuller in length, attacking the stumps. Raymon Reifer shuffles and flicks it aerially towards mid on. They cross for one.

Adam Zampa to Rovman Powell, It is floated and full, outside off. Rovman Powell gets low and paddles it down to fine leg for a single.

Adam Zampa to Raymon Reifer, Darted on the pads, flicked to deep mid-wicket for one more. A tidy over from Adam Zampa comes to an end.

Adam Zampa to Rovman Powell, This is pushed through quicker, outside off, Powell looks to drive it away but gets beaten on the outside edge.

Adam Zampa to Raymon Reifer, A short ball, on off. Raymon Reifer stands back and pulls it towards long on for a single.

Adam Zampa to Raymon Reifer, Loops it up, full and on off. Raymon Reifer drives it down to long off for a brace.

Adam Zampa to Raymon Reifer, Fuller, on middle and leg. Raymon Reifer flicks it to short mid-wicket. 

Mitchell Starc to Nicholas Pooran, ! LBW! Mitchell Starc cannot believe it. He was already headed towards his mark for the next delivery, but the big screen shows OUT and the celebrations have began. Mitchell Starc serves it full, on middle and leg. It straightens a bit. Pooran looks to dig it out but gets rapped on his pads first. There is a huge appeal but the umpire shows no interest. Aaron Finch takes the review and Australia do get their man eventually. 

Rovman Powell is the new man in.

Mitchell Starc to Rovman Powell, Good length, outside off. Powell hangs back and guides it to point. A wicket-taking over by Mitchell Starc comes to an end.

Review! Aaron Finch takes the review for LBW! The on-field decision is NOT . The Hot Spot confirms there is some bat on it but later the RTS confirms that it is pad first. The Ball Tracking shows that it is missing the stumps. The final decision is OUT.

Mitchell Starc to Raymon Reifer, A length ball, in the channel. Raymon Reifer carves it over covers for a single.

Mitchell Starc to Raymon Reifer, WIDE! It is short, going down leg yet again. Raymon Reifer looks to pull it away but misses.

Mitchell Starc to Raymon Reifer, Starc goes full and in the slot. Raymon Reifer picks it up really well and lofts it towards long off. The mid off is up and it lands safely. They take a couple.

Mitchell Starc to Nicholas Pooran, Full length, attacking the stumps. Pooran flicks it towards mid on and takes a single.

Mitchell Starc to Nicholas Pooran, WIDE! Starc this time spills it down leg. Nicholas Pooran looks to flick it away but misses. Wide called.

Mitchell Starc to Raymon Reifer, A length ball, around off, Raymon Reifer plays it towards mid on and crosses.

Pat Cummins to Nicholas Pooran, A good nut to end! Length and on off, Pooran has a poke at it but is beaten.

Pat Cummins to Raymon Reifer, Edgy run! Length and on off, Raymon Reifer looks to defend, it goes off the outside edge down to third man for one.

Pat Cummins to Raymon Reifer, A bumper and on middle, RR evades it.

Pat Cummins to Nicholas Pooran, Pooran is off the mark! On the pads, this is worked down to fine leg for one.

Pat Cummins to Nicholas Pooran, Good length and on off, Pooran defends it on the off side.

Nicholas Pooran comes in at number 5.

Pat Cummins to Kyle Mayers, ! TIMBER! The wicket is taken by Cummins but the credit has to be given to the two spinners. They were the ones who built the pressure by bowling a few tight overs after the Powerplay. Cummins comes on, he bowls it on a length and on off. Mayers looks to go after him. He tries to play it across the line but misses and it hits the top of off. Mayers played well but he needed to go on. It is probably a wicket where the set batters have to make full use of the s

Glenn Maxwell to Kyle Mayers, On off, Mayers now strokes it through covers for one. It has been long since the boundary has been found.

Glenn Maxwell to Raymon Reifer, Just another single as this is pushed through covers.

Glenn Maxwell to Kyle Mayers, Angled into the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

Glenn Maxwell to Kyle Mayers, This is fired down the leg side as Maxwell sees Mayers shape up for the reverse. Mayers misses.

Glenn Maxwell to Raymon Reifer, On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

Glenn Maxwell to Kyle Mayers, Slightly shorter and on the body, this is pulled down to fine leg for one.

Adam Zampa to Raymon Reifer, On off, this is guided to point for one.

Adam Zampa to Kyle Mayers, BIG SPIN! That is exactly what Wade said. Lands outside off and spins back in. Mayers plays it towards point for one.

Adam Zampa to Raymon Reifer, WIDE! Down the leg side, Raymon Reifer looks to flick but misses. Wade does not take it cleanly. It goes to short fine leg who makes a wayward throw towards the bowler. He misses it and it goes to long on. No run taken.

Adam Zampa to Raymon Reifer, Things have gone really quiet now! On the pads, Raymon Reifer looks to sweep, it goes off the pad to short fine leg.

Adam Zampa to Kyle Mayers, Just the one! Shorter and on off, Mayers pushes it through covers for one.

Adam Zampa to Kyle Mayers, Shorter and on off, Mayers guides it to point. Another dot. Pressure now probably building.

Adam Zampa to Raymon Reifer, On the pads, this is worked towards mid-wicket for one.

Glenn Maxwell to Kyle Mayers, A tidy over then from Maxwell! On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

Glenn Maxwell to Kyle Mayers, Fired on off, Mayers guides it to point.

Glenn Maxwell to Raymon Reifer, On middle, Raymon Reifer nudges it on the leg side for one.

Glenn Maxwell to Kyle Mayers, Shorter and around off, Mayers looks to push it on the off side, it goes off the outside edge towards short third man for one.

Glenn Maxwell to Kyle Mayers, Some turn there! This lands around off and then spins away. Mayers lets it be after seeing the turn.

Glenn Maxwell to Raymon Reifer, Tossed up on middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.

Josh Hazlewood to Kyle Mayers, A dot to end! End of the first 6 and West Indies will be happy with it. They are 53 for 2 after it. A short one around middle, Mayers looks to cut but misses.

Josh Hazlewood to Kyle Mayers, Mayers misses out there! This is short and on the body, he pulls but to short fine leg. A little to the left or the right and it would have been a boundary.

Raymon Reifer is the new batter in.

Josh Hazlewood to Kyle Mayers, ! Squeezed away! Mayers is going along his merry way! A low full toss outside off, Mayers jams it through point and the ball races away to the fence.

Josh Hazlewood to Raymon Reifer, Raymon Reifer is off the mark! Length and on off, he looks to defend, is slightly late on the shot, it goes off the inside edge towards short fine leg for one.

Josh Hazlewood to Brandon King, ! LBW! That is plumb! Good King did not review that. A welcome wicket for Australia. King was rooted to his crease there. Maybe he was expecting a short one but Josh Hazlewood goes fractionally full and on middle, King, with minimal foot movement looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal and the finger is raised.

Josh Hazlewood to Kyle Mayers, Bangs it short, Mayers pulls it well but there is a deep mid-wicket in place so just the one.

Adam Zampa to Kyle Mayers, Floated and full, on middle and leg. Mayers clips it behind square on the leg side for a single. Another good over for the visitors, 9 runs off it.

Adam Zampa to Kyle Mayers, Tossed up, around off, driven to mid off.

Adam Zampa to Brandon King, A dot now! This is pushed through quicker, outside off. Brandon King shuffles across and defends it out solidly.

Adam Zampa to Brandon King, A single now as this is eased down to long on.

Adam Zampa to Brandon King, ! BANG! Brandon King now gets himself into the act. It is a googly, full and wide of off. Brandon King smokes it over the wide long off fence for a maximum. 

Adam Zampa to Kyle Mayers, Floated and full, on the pads, Mayers flicks it through the leg side for a single.

Cameron Green to Brandon King, A length ball, on the pads. King defends it out solidly. A great over for West Indies. 9 runs off it. 

Cameron Green to Kyle Mayers, ! This is huge! A short ball, outside off. Kyle Mayers opens the face and smacks it over the cover fence. It goes off the middle and into the stands.

Cameron Green to Kyle Mayers, Fuller, on middle and leg. Kyle Mayers flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

Cameron Green to Kyle Mayers, Play and a miss! A length ball, close to off pole. Mayers looks to push it away but misses.

Cameron Green to Kyle Mayers, Fraction short, in the channel. Mayers looks to chase it but misses.

Cameron Green to Kyle Mayers, WIDE! And again. It is short, wide outside off. Mayers leaves it alone. Wide called.

Cameron Green to Kyle Mayers, WIDE! Back of a length, angled across the left-hander. Kyle Mayers goes back looking to make some room but eventually is unable to get to the ball. The umpire signals it as a wide.

Cameron Green to Kyle Mayers, Green spills it full and wide outside off. It could've been a wide but Mayers reaches out and helps it towards point.

Pat Cummins to Brandon King, ! A fortunate boundary for King this time. This boundary surely spoils the over. It is a length ball, on off. King stays back and looks to flick it away. The ball takes the outside edge and flies past Matthew Wade behind the sticks. There is no slip in place and hence it runs down to the third man fence.

Pat Cummins to Brandon King, Two dots on the trot now! A length ball, in the channel. King hangs back and guides it behind point.

Pat Cummins to Brandon King, A sharp bouncer this time, around off. Brandon King lets it be.

Pat Cummins to Kyle Mayers, Kyle Mayers tucks it off his pads towards square leg. They cross for one.

Pat Cummins to Kyle Mayers, Cummins goes full now, around middle. Mayers gets it to the leg side yet again off the inner half.

Pat Cummins to Kyle Mayers, A length ball, on middle and leg. Mayers inside-edges it to the man at short fine.

Josh Hazlewood to Kyle Mayers, ! Kyle Mayers has the lady luck on his side. A short ball, on the bodyline. Mayers is left with no room. He swivels on the back foot and pulls it to deep square leg. Mitchell Starc in the deep moves in front, dives forward but is unable to gather the ball. The batters take one.

Josh Hazlewood to Kyle Mayers, ! Consecutive boundaries for Mayers now. It is a good-length ball, around off, on top of the stump. Kyle Mayers opens his front leg up and hammers it through mid-wicket for four more.

Josh Hazlewood to Kyle Mayers, ! Incredible shot. Fraction short, outside off. Mayers shuffles and pulls it through square leg for a boundary. 

Josh Hazlewood to Kyle Mayers, Play and a miss! A length ball, outside off, shaping away. Mayers looks to steer it late but misses.

Brandon King is the new man in.

Josh Hazlewood to Brandon King, Touch fuller, on off. King pushes it gently towards covers and they take a single.

Josh Hazlewood to Johnson Charles, ! TIMBER! Josh Hazlewood comes into the attack and strikes instantly. Johnson Charles walks back to the dugout for just three runs. Josh Hazlewood serves it on a length, outside off. It nips in a touch off the deck. Johnson Charles looks to ride the bounce and tries to heave it across the line. He misses it completely. The ball goes through to rattle the stumps. 

Josh Hazlewood to bowl from the other end.

Mitchell Starc to Kyle Mayers, Starc now serves a yorker-length delivery, around off, Mayers blocks it back to the bowler watchfully. A great start for West Indies, 14 runs off it.

Mitchell Starc to Kyle Mayers, ! Boundaries are coming in thick and fast for West Indies now. It is half-volley, outside off. Kyle Mayers extends his arms and creams it through the gap at covers for four.

Mitchell Starc to Kyle Mayers, WIDE! Starc now spills it down leg. Kyle Mayers misses his flick. Wide called.

Mitchell Starc to Johnson Charles, Great shot! It is full, angled across the right-hander, too much width on offer. Johnson Charles stays back and cruches it through covers. David Warner gives it a chase and keeps it down to three.

Mitchell Starc to Johnson Charles, WIDE! Mitchell Starc now dishes it wide of off, moving away the tramline as well. Charles leaves it alone. Wided.

Mitchell Starc to Kyle Mayers, Mitchell Starc goes full and attacks the pads this time. Mayers hangs back and flicks it through square leg for a single.

Mitchell Starc to Kyle Mayers, ! A bit fortunate this time. Kyle Mayers and West Indies are off the mark. Fuller in length, wide outside off. Kyle Mayers throws his blade at it. The ball takes the outside edge and goes past the slip cordon. Into the third man fence.

Mitchell Starc to Kyle Mayers, Full length, attacking the stumps straightaway. Kyle Mayers hangs back and defends it to the leg side.

The match is set to begin. Australia players make their way out on the middle. Followed by Kyle Mayers and Johnson Charles who walk out to open for West Indies. Mitchell Starc to start with the new ball. Here we go...

West Indies (Playing XI) - Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran (C/ WK), Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Raymon Reifer, Odean Smith, Yannic Cariah, Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell.

Australia (Playing XI) - David Warner, Cameron Green, Mitchell Marsh, Aaron Finch (C), Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, Matthew Wade (WK), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood.

TOSS - Australia have won the toss and elected to FIELD.

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