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West Indies in Australia, 2 T20I Series, 2022
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AUS
178/7
20 Ovs
VS
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WI
147/8
20 Ovs
Australia beat West Indies by 31 runs

AUSTRALIA

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
David Warner
7541103182.93
c & b Odean Smith
Cameron Green
140025.00
c Jason Holder b Alzarri Joseph
Aaron Finch (C)
15191078.95
c Rovman Powell b Obed McCoy
Steven Smith
171620106.25
b Alzarri Joseph
Glenn Maxwell
140025.00
run out (Obed McCoy / Nicholas Pooran)
Tim David
422043210.00
lbw b Obed McCoy
Matthew Wade (W)
161420114.29
c Kyle Mayers b Alzarri Joseph
Pat Cummins
120050.00
not out
Mitchell Starc
00000.00
Adam Zampa
00000.00
Josh Hazlewood
00000.00
Fall Of Wickets:
3-96-(David Warner 11.1 ov)
1-10-(Cameron Green 1.5 ov)
2-95-(Aaron Finch (C) 10.3 ov)
6-172-(Steven Smith 19.1 ov)
4-100-(Glenn Maxwell 12.3 ov)
5-156-(Tim David 16.5 ov)
7-178-(Matthew Wade (W) 20 ov)
-(Pat Cummins ov)
-(Mitchell Starc ov)
-(Adam Zampa ov)
-(Josh Hazlewood ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
Kyle Mayers
201909.50
Alzarri Joseph
402135.25
Jason Holder
302709.00
Obed McCoy
3033211.00
Akeal Hosein
302207.33
Odean Smith
302418.00
Yannic Cariah
2028014.00

WEST INDIES

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
Kyle Mayers
6501120.00
c & b Mitchell Starc
Johnson Charles
29302196.67
c Matthew Wade b Cameron Green
Brandon King
231831127.78
st Matthew Wade b Adam Zampa
Nicholas Pooran (C) (W)
230066.67
c Aaron Finch b Mitchell Starc
Jason Holder
161310123.08
c Cameron Green b Mitchell Starc
Rovman Powell
181701105.88
c Matthew Wade b Pat Cummins
Akeal Hosein
251931131.58
c David Warner b Pat Cummins
Odean Smith
460066.67
b Mitchell Starc
Alzarri Joseph
11720157.14
not out
Yannic Cariah
2200100.00
not out
Obed McCoy
00000.00
Fall Of Wickets:
1-6-(Kyle Mayers 0.5 ov)
4-73-(Johnson Charles 10.3 ov)
2-56-(Brandon King 7.4 ov)
3-62-(Nicholas Pooran (C) (W) 8.4 ov)
5-92-(Jason Holder 12.5 ov)
6-122-(Rovman Powell 16.4 ov)
7-133-(Akeal Hosein 18.2 ov)
8-143-(Odean Smith 19.1 ov)
-(Alzarri Joseph ov)
-(Yannic Cariah ov)
-(Obed McCoy ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
Mitchell Starc
402045.00
Josh Hazlewood
401904.75
Pat Cummins
403228.00
Cameron Green
403518.75
Adam Zampa
403418.50

West Indies

147/8(20 Overs)

... THE RUN CHASE ...

Australia will be pretty happy with their batting performance. Although they did lose Cameron Green early on, David Warner was on song from the very first ball. Warner and Aaron Finch added 85 runs to the total before Finch was dismissed and Warner too fell on 75 off just 41 balls. Tim David also scored a quickfire 42 off 20 balls and he along with Steven Smith built a half-century stand to help Australia go past the 175-run mark.

David Warner is up for a chat. He says that the Windies' bowlers have closed out the innings well but is happy with the total. Reckons the pitch is a bit sluggish and the ball isn't coming onto the bat. On Tim David, warner says that he hits the ball a long way. Ends by saying that 180 is a par score on this wicket and the Powerplay will set the tone for them.

Right then, Australia have posted a decent total on the board and with their bowling attack they will be confident enough to defend this one. West Indies, on the other hand need their batters to step up and they need to utilise the Powerplay well. Will they be able to chase this down? Or will the Aussies defend and seal the series 2-0? We will find out soon. Stay tuned for the second essay.

West Indies bowled well but in patches and they were not disciplined enough as well. They looked a bit out of ideas when David Warner was batting and once he got out it was Tim David who punished them badly. However, they did pull things back a bit at the end. Alzarri Joseph was the pick of the bowler with 3 wickets for 21 runs in his four overs. Obed McCoy picked up a couple as well and Odean Smith got one wicket too. Their batters now have a tough task of chasing this total down against

Australia have managed to get to a really good total of 178 runs but at one point they could have pushed for 200 as well. They will take it though and West Indies will be a bit disappointed with their effort and they know that they have to put on a good batting effort to chase this down.

Alzarri Joseph to Matthew Wade, ! CAUGHT! Alzarri Joseph closes out the innings really well and ensures that the Windies have a bit of momentum going into the break. This is banged in halfway down the track and over leg stump. Matthew Wade looks to take it on and goes for the pull. wade is beaten for pace and the ball goes off the top edge towards the cover-point region. Kyle Mayers over there moves to bhis left and takes a simple catch. Australia finish with 178/7 on the board!

Alzarri Joseph to Matthew Wade, Full and on the pads, at 143.3 KPH. Matthew Wade looks to flick it away but is beaten for pace as the ball crashes into the pads. The ball rolls away onto the off side and Wade denies the single.

Alzarri Joseph to Matthew Wade, WIDE! Matthew Wade shuffles past the off stump and Alzarri Joseph looks to follow him. This is bowled full and a bit too wide though for the umpire's liking.

Alzarri Joseph to Matthew Wade, ! Just over! A tad slower and shorter, outside off. Matthew Wade waits for it and slices it over a leaping Odean Smith at backward point to find the fence.

Pat Cummins walks out to bat now.

Jason Holder (2-0-17-0) to bowl the penultimate over. Also, West Indies are two overs behind and as a penalty they will have one extra fielder inside the circle.

Alzarri Joseph to Pat Cummins, Full and straight, this is driven firmly down to long on for a single.

Alzarri Joseph to Pat Cummins, Pace on now, good length and angling in from around off. Pat Cummins swings at it but misses.

Alzarri Joseph to Steven Smith, ! DRAGGED ON! Alzarri Joseph has shown his class in this game and picks up his second wicket now. This is bowled on a fullish length and outside off. It is the off-cutter and the ball spins in off the deck. Steven Smith backs away and looks to go inside-out over covers. The ball takes the inside edge and goes back on to hit the stumps. Smith departs after a sluggish inning.

Jason Holder to Matthew Wade, Another slower short ball by Holder, over leg stump and this is pulled away to the left of deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

Alzarri Joseph to bowl the last over.

Jason Holder to Matthew Wade, Nicely bowled! Full and right at the toes, Wade manages to jam it out.

Jason Holder to Matthew Wade, Full again, around off, Matthew Wade plays this one with an angled bat and hits it through cover-point for a couple of runs.

Jason Holder to Matthew Wade, Very full and on off stump, this is drilled straight to mid off.

Jason Holder to Matthew Wade, ! Slower one, dragged down and angling down. Matthew Wade steps out and pulls it behind mid-wicket to pick up a boundary.

Jason Holder to Matthew Wade, Full and wide, this is driven wide of off. The fielder from mid off does well to make a half-stop and they race back for the second.

Alzarri Joseph to Matthew Wade, Slower one, banged in shorter and around off. Wade pulls it towards cow corner for a single. Just 5 runs then off that over.

Alzarri Joseph to Matthew Wade, Alzarri Joseph goes for the wide yorker and nails it perfectly. Matthew Wade tries reaching out but can't manage to do so. No wide signaled from the umpire either.

Alzarri Joseph to Steven Smith, Joseph keeps it full and angles it into the pads, Steven Smith whips it past square leg for just a single this time.

Alzarri Joseph to Steven Smith, Poor fielding and they get the second run with ease. Full and on leg stump, Steven Smith slices this one over backward point and the fielder in the deep is way too slow in getting to the ball. The bowler doesn't seem pleased with that effort either.

Obed McCoy to Matthew Wade, A slower one, on a length and on leg, Matthew Wade looks to work it to the leg side but closes the face early and gets a leading edge towards point. A single is taken.

Alzarri Joseph to Matthew Wade, Leg bye! Hard length again, slower this time and following Matthew Wade past the off stump. Wade misse the scoop and the ball rolls off his armsw onto the off side. They get a leg bye.

Alzarri Joseph comes back into the attack. He has conceded 11 runs in his two overs and picked up a wicket.

Alzarri Joseph to Matthew Wade, Good length, close to the off stump and angling away. Matthew Wade looks to cut close to the body but ie well beaten.

Obed McCoy to Tim David, ! LBW! Obed McCoy does get his revenge but Tim David has done the damage. Obed McCoy serves yet another full toss, this time around middle and leg. Tim David looks to crouch low and flick it away behind square on the leg side. David misses the ball and gets hit on the pads. There is an appeal for lbw but it is turned down. Nicholas Pooran does eventually review it. There is no spike on UltraEdge but Ball Tracking shows that the ball is dead straight and go

Matthew Wade comes out to the middle now.

Obed McCoy to Tim David, ! 20 now off the over and there are still a couple of deliveries to go. Full and wide, ends up being a full toss, Tim David just thumps it flat and hard through covers for yet another boundary.

Obed McCoy to Tim David, ! KABOOM! Tim David is taking Obed McCoy to the cleaners here. This is short and around middle, sits up nicely for the batter. David holds his shape and muscles it way over the mid-wicket fence for a monster hit.

Obed McCoy to Tim David, ! Launched! Length again, outside off, Tim David gets under it and smokes this one high and handsome over the wide long on fence for a maximum. 10 off the first 2 deliveries.

Obed McCoy to Tim David, ! Tim David is looking good out there. Obed McCoy angles this one across on a good length. David rocks back and cuts it in between the fielders at deep cover and deep point to find the fence.

Obed McCoy (2-0-12-1) comes back into the attack.

Odean Smith to Tim David, Length, around middle, this is hit down to long on for a single. 13 off the over!

Odean Smith to Steven Smith, Steven Smith moves early and sets himself for the lap sweep, Odean Smith sees this and bowls it slower and fuller outside off. Steven Smith can only manage to nudge it leg side for a run.

Odean Smith to Steven Smith, WIDE! Now Odean Smith angles one full and well down the leg side, Steven Smith misses the flick and there's an appeal for caught behind. The umpire is having none of it and signals a wide.

Odean Smith to Steven Smith, WIDE! An attempted slower bumper from Odean Smith, outside off and Steven Smith tries his best to reach it. It is called a wide.

Odean Smith to Tim David, Fuller and at the stumps, this is driven down to long on for a single.

Odean Smith to Tim David, Smith pulls back the length and bowls it around off, Tim David gets completely squared up and beaten past the outside edge.

Odean Smith to Tim David, ! Back-to-back boundaries for Tim David! Around the top of off, David shows quick hands as he just uses the pace of the ball and cuts it very fine, into the third man fence.

Odean Smith to Tim David, ! Short and wide, Tim David just slashes hard at it and thumps it into the point fence. No chance for the fielder patrolling the boundary.

Odean Smith (2-0-11-2) is back into the attack.

Akeal Hosein to Steven Smith, ! A boundary to end the over then! Akeal Hosein bowls this short and outside off, Steven Smith opens the face of his bat and slices it past short third man for a boundary.

Akeal Hosein to Tim David, Shorter in length and on middle, Tim David mistimes his pull shot towards long on for a run.

Akeal Hosein to Tim David, Darts this one down the leg, Tim David misses his flick and gets hit on the pads.

Akeal Hosein to Tim David, A bit short and on off, Tim David gets hurried and cuts it straight towards short third man.

Akeal Hosein to Steven Smith, Quicker, full and on off, Steven Smith misitmes his lofted shot towards long off for a single.

Akeal Hosein to Steven Smith, ! Nice shot! This is short and outside off, Steven Smith moves back and cuts it wide of deep point where Odean Smith covers his ground and dives over the ball as the ball races away to the boundary.

Yannic Cariah to Tim David, ! BOOM! Tim David goes big now! This is tossed up, full and on middle, Tim David stays there and smashes it over the bowler's head for a biggie.

Yannic Cariah to Tim David, Floated, short and on middle, Tim David goes on his back foot and tucks it towards the mid-wicket region for a couple of runs.

Yannic Cariah to Tim David, A bit short and on middle, Tim David moves back and slaps it towards short mid-wicket.

Yannic Cariah to Tim David, Tossed up, full and around off, Tim David drives it towards sweeper cover for a brace.

Yannic Cariah to Tim David, Flatter, short and on leg, Tim David looks to work it away to the leg side but misses and gets hit on the pads.

Yannic Cariah to Steven Smith, On middle, Smith shows the full face of the bat and eases it down to long on for a single.

Yannic Cariah is back into the attack. He went for 17 in his first over.

Akeal Hosein to Tim David, A hint of flight, bowled around off. Tim David blocks it out on the off side.

Akeal Hosein to Steven Smith, On a length and angling into middle and leg, Steven Smith whips it through mid-wicket and rotates the strike.

Akeal Hosein to Tim David, At the stumps, pushed through mid on for a single.

Is that a run-out? The Windies players seem excited but it will be checked. Obed McCoy picks it up and fires in the throw towards the keeper. Nicholas Pooran whips off the bails in a flash and the replays confirm that Maxwell is short of his crease. is the decision on the big screen.

Akeal Hosein to Steven Smith, ! RUN OUT! A huge mix up in the middle and Australia lose another wicket. Akeal Hosein bowls this quicker, full and on leg, Steven Smith tucks it towards short fine leg. Glenn Maxwell sets off for the run, but Smith hangs back for a moment in the middle and that slows down Maxwell as well. Obed McCoy quickly picks up and throws at the keeper's end where Nicholas Pooran does the rest. The replay shows that Glenn Maxwell is well short of his crease and

Tim David is the new man in.

Akeal Hosein to Glenn Maxwell, This is fired in around off stump. Glenn Maxwell punches it down to long off for one more and with that, the 100 comes up for Australia.

Akeal Hosein to Steven Smith, Flighted, around off, Steven Smith goes inside-out over wide mid off and picks up just a single.

Akeal Hosein is back into the attack.

Odean Smith to Steven Smith, This is back of a length and on middle and leg, Steven Smith tucks it away towards mid-wicket for a single.

Odean Smith to Steven Smith, Odean Smith bowls this on a good length and outside off, Steven Smith looks to push it away but gets beaten on the inside edge.

Odean Smith to Glenn Maxwell, Another full delivery, on leg, Glenn Maxwell misses his flick and the ball goes off the pads towards square leg. A leg bye is taken.

Odean Smith to Glenn Maxwell, Full and on off, Glenn Maxwell drives it towards covers.

Odean Smith to Glenn Maxwell, Odean Smith welcomes Maxwell with a yorker, on middle, Glenn Maxwell digs it out towards the bowler.

Glenn Maxwell walks in at number 5.

Odean Smith to David Warner, WIDE! Odean Smith bowls this on a length and down the leg, David Warner misses his heave. Wided.

Odean Smith to David Warner, ! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Odean Smith gets the dangerous, David Warner and West Indies are back in the game now. He bowls this short and around off, David Warner goes for the pull shot but miscues it high in the air and behind the bowler. Odean Smith calls for it and runs back avoiding the stumps and is able to take a really good catch. David Warner has done his job and it was a beaitiful innnigs.

Odean Smith (1-0-9-0) is brought back into the attack.

Obed McCoy to Steven Smith, Goes fuller and around off, Steven Smith drives it towards mid off.

Obed McCoy to Steven Smith, BEAUTY! This is on a good length and outside off, shaping away a bit, Steven Smith looks to block it out but gets beaten on the outside edge.

Obed McCoy to Steven Smith, This is on a hard length and on off, Steven Smith looks to push it away but gets an inside edge onto his body.

Steven Smith is the new man in.

Obed McCoy to Aaron Finch, ! TAKEN! Obed McCoy strikes now and sends the opposition skipper back to the hut. He bowls this short of a length and outside off, Aaron Finch reaches for it and tries to loft it over mid off but he cannot get the elevation and hits it straight into the hands of Rovman Powell there who did not have to move an inch and takes the catch.

Obed McCoy to David Warner, ! BANG! Obed McCoy bowls this full and on middle, slower too, David Warner clears his front leg and just chips it over the bowler's head for a biggie.

Obed McCoy to David Warner, This is short and on middle, David Warner pulls it hard towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

Obed McCoy comes back into the attack.

Jason Holder to Aaron Finch, Excellent running! Around off, this is eased through the cover-point region for a couple of runs. At the halfway mark, Australia are 88/1!

Jason Holder to David Warner, Nicely bowled! Slower and fuller this time, close to the off stump. Warner looks to cut but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The ball rolls towards backward point as they scamper through for a run.

Jason Holder to David Warner, ! Holder serves a half-volley, outside off, David Warner stays deep and punches it past the diving fielder at cover. The ball trickles away into the fence.

Jason Holder to Aaron Finch, A bit slower and shorter around off, Finch backs away and cuts it to deep point for one.

Jason Holder to David Warner, Holder angles another very full ball into the pads, David Warner charges down the track and gets an inside edge. The ball goes towards short fine leg and a single is taken.

Jason Holder is back on. He conceded 8 runs in his first over.

Jason Holder to David Warner, Holder comes from around the wicket and angles it in fuller and around the pads. Warner just blocks it out.

Yannic Cariah to David Warner, ! Easy power from David Warner! Yannic Cariah tosses it up first up, right in the slot and around off. Warner frees his arms and thumps it over the long off fence for a biggie.

Yannic Cariah to Aaron Finch, ! A brilliant effort in the deep but it goes in vain. Just a fraction shorter and around middle, Aaron Finch rocks back and flat-bats it wide of long on. Kyle Mayers from long on flies to his right but can't get to it and it will be a boundary. 17 off the over, a big one for Australia.

Yannic Cariah to David Warner, Around middle, this is worked away towards mid-wicket for a single.

Yannic Cariah to David Warner, ! It's just too easy at the moment for David Warner. Short and wide, Warner waits for it and cuts it in front of point to find the fence.

Yannic Cariah to Aaron Finch, Cariah tosses it up full and around middle, Aaron Finch goes for the switch hit and ends up hitting it down to long off for a run.

Yannic Cariah to David Warner, A bit quicker and flatter, around off, this is nudges away towards short third man for a quick single.

Yannic Cariah has been introduced into the attack now.

Odean Smith to Aaron Finch, This is bowled from over the wicket and angled in at the toes. Aaron Finch backs away and strokes it past extra cover for a couple of runs.

Odean Smith to David Warner, Shorter and around the body, David Warner plays a controlled pull shot down to deep backward square leg for a single and brings up his FIFTY. This has been a blistering knock so far from the southpaw and he will look to carry on in the same fashion.

Odean Smith to David Warner, Hard length, around off, this is tapped away towards cover.

Odean Smith to David Warner, Bangs it in short and outside off, Warner reaches out and just cuts it wide of the fielder at deep backward point for a couple. Warner moves on to 49 now.

Odean Smith to David Warner, ! Wrong line from Odean Smith and David Warner picks up yet another boundary. This is bowled from 'round the stumps and angling down leg, Warner just flicks it fine, past short fine leg and finds the fence.

Odean Smith to David Warner, Smith starts off a good-length delivery, around off, Warner blocks it back onto the deck.

Odean Smith replaces Alzarri Joseph.

Akeal Hosein to Aaron Finch, Another arm ball from Hosein, angling sharply into middle and leg. Blocked out.

Akeal Hosein to David Warner, Flatter one, on leg stump and this is pulled away past square leg for a run.

Akeal Hosein to David Warner, ! David Warner is picking the gaps with ease here. Short and around off, Warner rocks back and pulls it well in front of mid-wicket for yet another boundary.

Akeal Hosein to Aaron Finch, Here comes the arm ball! This is a fraction shorter and angling in from outside off. Aaron Finch stays back and taps it towards point for one more.

Akeal Hosein to David Warner, Warner just trying to toy with the bowler there. Warner pre-meditates and looks for the reverse sweep but changes his mind and just pushes the fullish delivery towards mid-wicket. They get one and look for the second but decide against it.

Akeal Hosein to Aaron Finch, Hosein starts off with a floater on the pads, Finch neatly works it away through mid-wicket for one.

Akeal Hosein comes into the attack now.

Alzarri Joseph to David Warner, Around the hips, this is tucked away towards short fine leg. At the end of the Powerplay, Australia are 45/1!

Alzarri Joseph to David Warner, A touch fuller and around leg stump, Warner looks to work it leg side but ends up blocking it back to the bowler.

Alzarri Joseph to David Warner, ! This is shorter again, over middle, David Warner hangs back and just has a jab at it. The ball goes hard and flat to the right of the fielder at deep square leg for a boundary.

Alzarri Joseph to David Warner, Much better from Joseph! Good length, close to the off stump and at 142.3 clicks. Warner has a dab at it but gets beaten past the outside edge.

Alzarri Joseph to David Warner, ! Change of pace from Joseph and David Warner has picked it up beautifully. Slower and shorter, sits up nicely, Warner holds his shape and hammers it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

Alzarri Joseph to Aaron Finch, Short of a length, almost 140 clicks and angling into the body. Finch backs away and pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.

Kyle Mayers to David Warner, Goes fuller and outside off, David Warner slices it uppishly wide of deep point for a brace.

Alzarri Joseph (1-0-2-1) is back on.

Obed McCoy to David Warner, ! Beautiful timing! Obed McCoy bowls this back of a length and outside off, David Warner stays there and punches it towards the vacant sweeper cover fence for a boundary.

Obed McCoy to David Warner, Another low full toss, on leg, David Warner looks to work it away but misses and gets hit on the pads.

Kyle Mayers to David Warner, On a length and outside off, David Warner leaves it alone.

Obed McCoy to Aaron Finch, A low full toss, on middle, Aaron Finch drills it towards mid on for a single.

Obed McCoy to Aaron Finch, Obed McCoy serves this a touch fuller and on off, Aaron Finch moves across and goes for the ramp shot but hits it with the toe end as the ball loops up in front of covers.

Kyle Mayers to David Warner, ! This has been put away nicely! Kyle Mayers serves this full and around off, David Warner stays there and powers it wide of mid off for a boudnary.

Obed McCoy to Aaron Finch, On a length and around off, Aaron Finch blocks it down the pitch.

Obed McCoy to Aaron Finch, Obed McCoy starts with a hard-length delivery, outside off, Aaron Finch lets it go to the keeper. It was close to the wide line but McCoy gets away with it.

A change from both ends as Obed McCoy comes into the attack now.

Jason Holder to David Warner, A slower one, full and on middle, David Warner knocks it towards mid on.

Jason Holder to David Warner, This is on a hard length and on leg, David Warner guides it from close to his body towards point and refuses for the single.

Jason Holder to David Warner, ! BANG! That is the first maximum of the innings! This is full and around middle, David Warner goes down and slogs it over the deep backward square leg fence for a biggie.

Jason Holder to Aaron Finch, Pulls his length back a bit and outside off, Aaron Finch cuts it towards deep point for a single.

Jason Holder to Aaron Finch, Jason Holder goes full and on off, slower too, Aaron Finch taps to the off side and Warner sets off for the run but he is sent back at the right time. Jason Holder picks up the ball and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses.

Jason Holder to Aaron Finch, On a length again and down the leg, Aaron Finch looks for the flick but the ball goes off the thigh pads towards the keeper. There is an appeal for caught behind but the umpire is not interested.

Jason Holder to Aaron Finch, WIDE! Jason Holder loses his line and starts with a length delivery down the leg, Aaron Finch lets it go to the keeper. Wided.

Jason Holder replaces Alzarri Joseph who is given just the one over.

Kyle Mayers to David Warner, Fuller again and on the pads, David Warner tucks it through square leg for a couple of runs.

Kyle Mayers to David Warner, WIDE! This is full but down the leg side, David Warner misses his flick. Wided.

Aaron Finch gets pinged on the pads and there's a huge appeal for lbw. The umpire turns it down but Nicholas Pooran does review it. The third umpire checks UltraEdge and there's no bat involved. Ball Tracking shows that the impact is in line but the ball is missing leg stump. Finch survives.

Kyle Mayers to David Warner, Short and wide this time, David Warner backs away and cuts it aerially down towards deep backward point for a couple of runs.

Kyle Mayers to Aaron Finch, NOT ! Kyle Mayers bowls this on a good length and on middle and leg, angling away, Aaron Finch moves across to flick it away but misses and gets hit on the pads as the ball rolls to the leg side. A leg bye is taken. There is a huge appeal for LBW but turned down. Nicholas Pooran decides to go for the review. UltraEdge shows no bat involved and Ball Tracking shows that it is missing the stumps. The on field decision remains.

Alzarri Joseph to Aaron Finch, Leg bye! This is a tad shorter and angled around the pads. Aaron Finch looks to tuck it away but the ball goes off the thigh pads towards square leg. They get a leg bye.

The skipper, Aaron Finch is in at number 3.

Alzarri Joseph to Cameron Green, ! TAKEN! Alzarri Joseph strikes and gets the big wicket of Green. Joseph bowls this on a hard length and on off, Cameron Green goes for the pull shot again but gets it more from the toe end of his bat and it goes straight up in the air towards covers where Jason Holder settles under it and completes a nice catch. Australia lose their first.

Alzarri Joseph to Cameron Green, Alzarri Joseph continues bowling on a shorter length, on leg this time, Cameron Green goes for the pull shot again but misses and it carries through to the keeper. There is an appeal for caught behind as there was noise but tunred down. Nicholas Pooran decides against the review. The replay shows that the ball hit the arm.

Alzarri Joseph to Cameron Green, Swing and a miss! This is short again and outside off, Cameron Green tries to drag his pull shot but cannot connect.

Alzarri Joseph to David Warner, Short again and on middle, David Warner pulls it towards deep square leg for one.

Alzarri Joseph to Cameron Green, Alzarri Joseph starts with a short of a length delivery, on middle, Cameron Green pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a single and gets off the mark.

Alzarri Joseph to speed in from the other end.

Kyle Mayers to David Warner, Goes full again and on off, swinging away, David Warner decides to leave it alone this time. 8 runs from the first over then.

Kyle Mayers to David Warner, A peach of a delivery! This is pitched up and around off, shaping away sharply, David Warner once again gets beaten on the outside edge.

Kyle Mayers to David Warner, BEATEN! Kyle Mayers comes around the wicket and serves this on a good length and on off, David Warner looks to block it but gets beaten on the outside edge.

Kyle Mayers to David Warner, ! A gift for Warner and he accepts it with both hands. Kyle Mayers bowls a full toss and on middle, David Warner just tucks it through mid-wicket for a another boundary.

Kyle Mayers to David Warner, ! Australia and David Warner are underway in style! This is full again and outside off, David Warner slices it over backward point for a boundary.

Kyle Mayers to David Warner, Good shape to start with! Kyle Mayers begins with a full delivery, on off, shaping away a bit, David Warner lets it go to the keeper.

We are ready for play! The umpires are out in the middle and so are the players. David Warner and Cameron Green are the openers for Australia. Kyle Mayers has the new ball in hand and is raring to go. The Windies players take a knee before the first ball is delivered. Let's play...

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

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

TOSS - West Indies have won the toss and have elected to BOWL first.

... THE RUN CHASE ...

Australia will be pretty happy with their batting performance. Although they did lose Cameron Green early on, David Warner was on song from the very first ball. Warner and Aaron Finch added 85 runs to the total before Finch was dismissed and Warner too fell on 75 off just 41 balls. Tim David also scored a quickfire 42 off 20 balls and he along with Steven Smith built a half-century stand to help Australia go past the 175-run mark.

David Warner is up for a chat. He says that the Windies' bowlers have closed out the innings well but is happy with the total. Reckons the pitch is a bit sluggish and the ball isn't coming onto the bat. On Tim David, warner says that he hits the ball a long way. Ends by saying that 180 is a par score on this wicket and the Powerplay will set the tone for them.

Right then, Australia have posted a decent total on the board and with their bowling attack they will be confident enough to defend this one. West Indies, on the other hand need their batters to step up and they need to utilise the Powerplay well. Will they be able to chase this down? Or will the Aussies defend and seal the series 2-0? We will find out soon. Stay tuned for the second essay.

West Indies bowled well but in patches and they were not disciplined enough as well. They looked a bit out of ideas when David Warner was batting and once he got out it was Tim David who punished them badly. However, they did pull things back a bit at the end. Alzarri Joseph was the pick of the bowler with 3 wickets for 21 runs in his four overs. Obed McCoy picked up a couple as well and Odean Smith got one wicket too. Their batters now have a tough task of chasing this total down against

Australia have managed to get to a really good total of 178 runs but at one point they could have pushed for 200 as well. They will take it though and West Indies will be a bit disappointed with their effort and they know that they have to put on a good batting effort to chase this down.

Alzarri Joseph to Matthew Wade, ! CAUGHT! Alzarri Joseph closes out the innings really well and ensures that the Windies have a bit of momentum going into the break. This is banged in halfway down the track and over leg stump. Matthew Wade looks to take it on and goes for the pull. wade is beaten for pace and the ball goes off the top edge towards the cover-point region. Kyle Mayers over there moves to bhis left and takes a simple catch. Australia finish with 178/7 on the board!

Alzarri Joseph to Matthew Wade, Full and on the pads, at 143.3 KPH. Matthew Wade looks to flick it away but is beaten for pace as the ball crashes into the pads. The ball rolls away onto the off side and Wade denies the single.

Alzarri Joseph to Matthew Wade, WIDE! Matthew Wade shuffles past the off stump and Alzarri Joseph looks to follow him. This is bowled full and a bit too wide though for the umpire's liking.

Alzarri Joseph to Matthew Wade, ! Just over! A tad slower and shorter, outside off. Matthew Wade waits for it and slices it over a leaping Odean Smith at backward point to find the fence.

Pat Cummins walks out to bat now.

Jason Holder (2-0-17-0) to bowl the penultimate over. Also, West Indies are two overs behind and as a penalty they will have one extra fielder inside the circle.

Alzarri Joseph to Pat Cummins, Full and straight, this is driven firmly down to long on for a single.

Alzarri Joseph to Pat Cummins, Pace on now, good length and angling in from around off. Pat Cummins swings at it but misses.

Alzarri Joseph to Steven Smith, ! DRAGGED ON! Alzarri Joseph has shown his class in this game and picks up his second wicket now. This is bowled on a fullish length and outside off. It is the off-cutter and the ball spins in off the deck. Steven Smith backs away and looks to go inside-out over covers. The ball takes the inside edge and goes back on to hit the stumps. Smith departs after a sluggish inning.

Jason Holder to Matthew Wade, Another slower short ball by Holder, over leg stump and this is pulled away to the left of deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

Alzarri Joseph to bowl the last over.

Jason Holder to Matthew Wade, Nicely bowled! Full and right at the toes, Wade manages to jam it out.

Jason Holder to Matthew Wade, Full again, around off, Matthew Wade plays this one with an angled bat and hits it through cover-point for a couple of runs.

Jason Holder to Matthew Wade, Very full and on off stump, this is drilled straight to mid off.

Jason Holder to Matthew Wade, ! Slower one, dragged down and angling down. Matthew Wade steps out and pulls it behind mid-wicket to pick up a boundary.

Jason Holder to Matthew Wade, Full and wide, this is driven wide of off. The fielder from mid off does well to make a half-stop and they race back for the second.

Alzarri Joseph to Matthew Wade, Slower one, banged in shorter and around off. Wade pulls it towards cow corner for a single. Just 5 runs then off that over.

Alzarri Joseph to Matthew Wade, Alzarri Joseph goes for the wide yorker and nails it perfectly. Matthew Wade tries reaching out but can't manage to do so. No wide signaled from the umpire either.

Alzarri Joseph to Steven Smith, Joseph keeps it full and angles it into the pads, Steven Smith whips it past square leg for just a single this time.

Alzarri Joseph to Steven Smith, Poor fielding and they get the second run with ease. Full and on leg stump, Steven Smith slices this one over backward point and the fielder in the deep is way too slow in getting to the ball. The bowler doesn't seem pleased with that effort either.

Obed McCoy to Matthew Wade, A slower one, on a length and on leg, Matthew Wade looks to work it to the leg side but closes the face early and gets a leading edge towards point. A single is taken.

Alzarri Joseph to Matthew Wade, Leg bye! Hard length again, slower this time and following Matthew Wade past the off stump. Wade misse the scoop and the ball rolls off his armsw onto the off side. They get a leg bye.

Alzarri Joseph comes back into the attack. He has conceded 11 runs in his two overs and picked up a wicket.

Alzarri Joseph to Matthew Wade, Good length, close to the off stump and angling away. Matthew Wade looks to cut close to the body but ie well beaten.

Obed McCoy to Tim David, ! LBW! Obed McCoy does get his revenge but Tim David has done the damage. Obed McCoy serves yet another full toss, this time around middle and leg. Tim David looks to crouch low and flick it away behind square on the leg side. David misses the ball and gets hit on the pads. There is an appeal for lbw but it is turned down. Nicholas Pooran does eventually review it. There is no spike on UltraEdge but Ball Tracking shows that the ball is dead straight and go

Matthew Wade comes out to the middle now.

Obed McCoy to Tim David, ! 20 now off the over and there are still a couple of deliveries to go. Full and wide, ends up being a full toss, Tim David just thumps it flat and hard through covers for yet another boundary.

Obed McCoy to Tim David, ! KABOOM! Tim David is taking Obed McCoy to the cleaners here. This is short and around middle, sits up nicely for the batter. David holds his shape and muscles it way over the mid-wicket fence for a monster hit.

Obed McCoy to Tim David, ! Launched! Length again, outside off, Tim David gets under it and smokes this one high and handsome over the wide long on fence for a maximum. 10 off the first 2 deliveries.

Obed McCoy to Tim David, ! Tim David is looking good out there. Obed McCoy angles this one across on a good length. David rocks back and cuts it in between the fielders at deep cover and deep point to find the fence.

Obed McCoy (2-0-12-1) comes back into the attack.

Odean Smith to Tim David, Length, around middle, this is hit down to long on for a single. 13 off the over!

Odean Smith to Steven Smith, Steven Smith moves early and sets himself for the lap sweep, Odean Smith sees this and bowls it slower and fuller outside off. Steven Smith can only manage to nudge it leg side for a run.

Odean Smith to Steven Smith, WIDE! Now Odean Smith angles one full and well down the leg side, Steven Smith misses the flick and there's an appeal for caught behind. The umpire is having none of it and signals a wide.

Odean Smith to Steven Smith, WIDE! An attempted slower bumper from Odean Smith, outside off and Steven Smith tries his best to reach it. It is called a wide.

Odean Smith to Tim David, Fuller and at the stumps, this is driven down to long on for a single.

Odean Smith to Tim David, Smith pulls back the length and bowls it around off, Tim David gets completely squared up and beaten past the outside edge.

Odean Smith to Tim David, ! Back-to-back boundaries for Tim David! Around the top of off, David shows quick hands as he just uses the pace of the ball and cuts it very fine, into the third man fence.

Odean Smith to Tim David, ! Short and wide, Tim David just slashes hard at it and thumps it into the point fence. No chance for the fielder patrolling the boundary.

Odean Smith (2-0-11-2) is back into the attack.

Akeal Hosein to Steven Smith, ! A boundary to end the over then! Akeal Hosein bowls this short and outside off, Steven Smith opens the face of his bat and slices it past short third man for a boundary.

Akeal Hosein to Tim David, Shorter in length and on middle, Tim David mistimes his pull shot towards long on for a run.

Akeal Hosein to Tim David, Darts this one down the leg, Tim David misses his flick and gets hit on the pads.

Akeal Hosein to Tim David, A bit short and on off, Tim David gets hurried and cuts it straight towards short third man.

Akeal Hosein to Steven Smith, Quicker, full and on off, Steven Smith misitmes his lofted shot towards long off for a single.

Akeal Hosein to Steven Smith, ! Nice shot! This is short and outside off, Steven Smith moves back and cuts it wide of deep point where Odean Smith covers his ground and dives over the ball as the ball races away to the boundary.

Yannic Cariah to Tim David, ! BOOM! Tim David goes big now! This is tossed up, full and on middle, Tim David stays there and smashes it over the bowler's head for a biggie.

Yannic Cariah to Tim David, Floated, short and on middle, Tim David goes on his back foot and tucks it towards the mid-wicket region for a couple of runs.

Yannic Cariah to Tim David, A bit short and on middle, Tim David moves back and slaps it towards short mid-wicket.

Yannic Cariah to Tim David, Tossed up, full and around off, Tim David drives it towards sweeper cover for a brace.

Yannic Cariah to Tim David, Flatter, short and on leg, Tim David looks to work it away to the leg side but misses and gets hit on the pads.

Yannic Cariah to Steven Smith, On middle, Smith shows the full face of the bat and eases it down to long on for a single.

Yannic Cariah is back into the attack. He went for 17 in his first over.

Akeal Hosein to Tim David, A hint of flight, bowled around off. Tim David blocks it out on the off side.

Akeal Hosein to Steven Smith, On a length and angling into middle and leg, Steven Smith whips it through mid-wicket and rotates the strike.

Akeal Hosein to Tim David, At the stumps, pushed through mid on for a single.

Is that a run-out? The Windies players seem excited but it will be checked. Obed McCoy picks it up and fires in the throw towards the keeper. Nicholas Pooran whips off the bails in a flash and the replays confirm that Maxwell is short of his crease. is the decision on the big screen.

Akeal Hosein to Steven Smith, ! RUN OUT! A huge mix up in the middle and Australia lose another wicket. Akeal Hosein bowls this quicker, full and on leg, Steven Smith tucks it towards short fine leg. Glenn Maxwell sets off for the run, but Smith hangs back for a moment in the middle and that slows down Maxwell as well. Obed McCoy quickly picks up and throws at the keeper's end where Nicholas Pooran does the rest. The replay shows that Glenn Maxwell is well short of his crease and

Tim David is the new man in.

Akeal Hosein to Glenn Maxwell, This is fired in around off stump. Glenn Maxwell punches it down to long off for one more and with that, the 100 comes up for Australia.

Akeal Hosein to Steven Smith, Flighted, around off, Steven Smith goes inside-out over wide mid off and picks up just a single.

Akeal Hosein is back into the attack.

Odean Smith to Steven Smith, This is back of a length and on middle and leg, Steven Smith tucks it away towards mid-wicket for a single.

Odean Smith to Steven Smith, Odean Smith bowls this on a good length and outside off, Steven Smith looks to push it away but gets beaten on the inside edge.

Odean Smith to Glenn Maxwell, Another full delivery, on leg, Glenn Maxwell misses his flick and the ball goes off the pads towards square leg. A leg bye is taken.

Odean Smith to Glenn Maxwell, Full and on off, Glenn Maxwell drives it towards covers.

Odean Smith to Glenn Maxwell, Odean Smith welcomes Maxwell with a yorker, on middle, Glenn Maxwell digs it out towards the bowler.

Glenn Maxwell walks in at number 5.

Odean Smith to David Warner, WIDE! Odean Smith bowls this on a length and down the leg, David Warner misses his heave. Wided.

Odean Smith to David Warner, ! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Odean Smith gets the dangerous, David Warner and West Indies are back in the game now. He bowls this short and around off, David Warner goes for the pull shot but miscues it high in the air and behind the bowler. Odean Smith calls for it and runs back avoiding the stumps and is able to take a really good catch. David Warner has done his job and it was a beaitiful innnigs.

Odean Smith (1-0-9-0) is brought back into the attack.

Obed McCoy to Steven Smith, Goes fuller and around off, Steven Smith drives it towards mid off.

Obed McCoy to Steven Smith, BEAUTY! This is on a good length and outside off, shaping away a bit, Steven Smith looks to block it out but gets beaten on the outside edge.

Obed McCoy to Steven Smith, This is on a hard length and on off, Steven Smith looks to push it away but gets an inside edge onto his body.

Steven Smith is the new man in.

Obed McCoy to Aaron Finch, ! TAKEN! Obed McCoy strikes now and sends the opposition skipper back to the hut. He bowls this short of a length and outside off, Aaron Finch reaches for it and tries to loft it over mid off but he cannot get the elevation and hits it straight into the hands of Rovman Powell there who did not have to move an inch and takes the catch.

Obed McCoy to David Warner, ! BANG! Obed McCoy bowls this full and on middle, slower too, David Warner clears his front leg and just chips it over the bowler's head for a biggie.

Obed McCoy to David Warner, This is short and on middle, David Warner pulls it hard towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

Obed McCoy comes back into the attack.

Jason Holder to Aaron Finch, Excellent running! Around off, this is eased through the cover-point region for a couple of runs. At the halfway mark, Australia are 88/1!

Jason Holder to David Warner, Nicely bowled! Slower and fuller this time, close to the off stump. Warner looks to cut but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The ball rolls towards backward point as they scamper through for a run.

Jason Holder to David Warner, ! Holder serves a half-volley, outside off, David Warner stays deep and punches it past the diving fielder at cover. The ball trickles away into the fence.

Jason Holder to Aaron Finch, A bit slower and shorter around off, Finch backs away and cuts it to deep point for one.

Jason Holder to David Warner, Holder angles another very full ball into the pads, David Warner charges down the track and gets an inside edge. The ball goes towards short fine leg and a single is taken.

Jason Holder is back on. He conceded 8 runs in his first over.

Jason Holder to David Warner, Holder comes from around the wicket and angles it in fuller and around the pads. Warner just blocks it out.

Yannic Cariah to David Warner, ! Easy power from David Warner! Yannic Cariah tosses it up first up, right in the slot and around off. Warner frees his arms and thumps it over the long off fence for a biggie.

Yannic Cariah to Aaron Finch, ! A brilliant effort in the deep but it goes in vain. Just a fraction shorter and around middle, Aaron Finch rocks back and flat-bats it wide of long on. Kyle Mayers from long on flies to his right but can't get to it and it will be a boundary. 17 off the over, a big one for Australia.

Yannic Cariah to David Warner, Around middle, this is worked away towards mid-wicket for a single.

Yannic Cariah to David Warner, ! It's just too easy at the moment for David Warner. Short and wide, Warner waits for it and cuts it in front of point to find the fence.

Yannic Cariah to Aaron Finch, Cariah tosses it up full and around middle, Aaron Finch goes for the switch hit and ends up hitting it down to long off for a run.

Yannic Cariah to David Warner, A bit quicker and flatter, around off, this is nudges away towards short third man for a quick single.

Yannic Cariah has been introduced into the attack now.

Odean Smith to Aaron Finch, This is bowled from over the wicket and angled in at the toes. Aaron Finch backs away and strokes it past extra cover for a couple of runs.

Odean Smith to David Warner, Shorter and around the body, David Warner plays a controlled pull shot down to deep backward square leg for a single and brings up his FIFTY. This has been a blistering knock so far from the southpaw and he will look to carry on in the same fashion.

Odean Smith to David Warner, Hard length, around off, this is tapped away towards cover.

Odean Smith to David Warner, Bangs it in short and outside off, Warner reaches out and just cuts it wide of the fielder at deep backward point for a couple. Warner moves on to 49 now.

Odean Smith to David Warner, ! Wrong line from Odean Smith and David Warner picks up yet another boundary. This is bowled from 'round the stumps and angling down leg, Warner just flicks it fine, past short fine leg and finds the fence.

Odean Smith to David Warner, Smith starts off a good-length delivery, around off, Warner blocks it back onto the deck.

Odean Smith replaces Alzarri Joseph.

Akeal Hosein to Aaron Finch, Another arm ball from Hosein, angling sharply into middle and leg. Blocked out.

Akeal Hosein to David Warner, Flatter one, on leg stump and this is pulled away past square leg for a run.

Akeal Hosein to David Warner, ! David Warner is picking the gaps with ease here. Short and around off, Warner rocks back and pulls it well in front of mid-wicket for yet another boundary.

Akeal Hosein to Aaron Finch, Here comes the arm ball! This is a fraction shorter and angling in from outside off. Aaron Finch stays back and taps it towards point for one more.

Akeal Hosein to David Warner, Warner just trying to toy with the bowler there. Warner pre-meditates and looks for the reverse sweep but changes his mind and just pushes the fullish delivery towards mid-wicket. They get one and look for the second but decide against it.

Akeal Hosein to Aaron Finch, Hosein starts off with a floater on the pads, Finch neatly works it away through mid-wicket for one.

Akeal Hosein comes into the attack now.

Alzarri Joseph to David Warner, Around the hips, this is tucked away towards short fine leg. At the end of the Powerplay, Australia are 45/1!

Alzarri Joseph to David Warner, A touch fuller and around leg stump, Warner looks to work it leg side but ends up blocking it back to the bowler.

Alzarri Joseph to David Warner, ! This is shorter again, over middle, David Warner hangs back and just has a jab at it. The ball goes hard and flat to the right of the fielder at deep square leg for a boundary.

Alzarri Joseph to David Warner, Much better from Joseph! Good length, close to the off stump and at 142.3 clicks. Warner has a dab at it but gets beaten past the outside edge.

Alzarri Joseph to David Warner, ! Change of pace from Joseph and David Warner has picked it up beautifully. Slower and shorter, sits up nicely, Warner holds his shape and hammers it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

Alzarri Joseph to Aaron Finch, Short of a length, almost 140 clicks and angling into the body. Finch backs away and pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.

Kyle Mayers to David Warner, Goes fuller and outside off, David Warner slices it uppishly wide of deep point for a brace.

Alzarri Joseph (1-0-2-1) is back on.

Obed McCoy to David Warner, ! Beautiful timing! Obed McCoy bowls this back of a length and outside off, David Warner stays there and punches it towards the vacant sweeper cover fence for a boundary.

Obed McCoy to David Warner, Another low full toss, on leg, David Warner looks to work it away but misses and gets hit on the pads.

Kyle Mayers to David Warner, On a length and outside off, David Warner leaves it alone.

Obed McCoy to Aaron Finch, A low full toss, on middle, Aaron Finch drills it towards mid on for a single.

Obed McCoy to Aaron Finch, Obed McCoy serves this a touch fuller and on off, Aaron Finch moves across and goes for the ramp shot but hits it with the toe end as the ball loops up in front of covers.

Kyle Mayers to David Warner, ! This has been put away nicely! Kyle Mayers serves this full and around off, David Warner stays there and powers it wide of mid off for a boudnary.

Obed McCoy to Aaron Finch, On a length and around off, Aaron Finch blocks it down the pitch.

Obed McCoy to Aaron Finch, Obed McCoy starts with a hard-length delivery, outside off, Aaron Finch lets it go to the keeper. It was close to the wide line but McCoy gets away with it.

A change from both ends as Obed McCoy comes into the attack now.

Jason Holder to David Warner, A slower one, full and on middle, David Warner knocks it towards mid on.

Jason Holder to David Warner, This is on a hard length and on leg, David Warner guides it from close to his body towards point and refuses for the single.

Jason Holder to David Warner, ! BANG! That is the first maximum of the innings! This is full and around middle, David Warner goes down and slogs it over the deep backward square leg fence for a biggie.

Jason Holder to Aaron Finch, Pulls his length back a bit and outside off, Aaron Finch cuts it towards deep point for a single.

Jason Holder to Aaron Finch, Jason Holder goes full and on off, slower too, Aaron Finch taps to the off side and Warner sets off for the run but he is sent back at the right time. Jason Holder picks up the ball and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses.

Jason Holder to Aaron Finch, On a length again and down the leg, Aaron Finch looks for the flick but the ball goes off the thigh pads towards the keeper. There is an appeal for caught behind but the umpire is not interested.

Jason Holder to Aaron Finch, WIDE! Jason Holder loses his line and starts with a length delivery down the leg, Aaron Finch lets it go to the keeper. Wided.

Jason Holder replaces Alzarri Joseph who is given just the one over.

Kyle Mayers to David Warner, Fuller again and on the pads, David Warner tucks it through square leg for a couple of runs.

Kyle Mayers to David Warner, WIDE! This is full but down the leg side, David Warner misses his flick. Wided.

Aaron Finch gets pinged on the pads and there's a huge appeal for lbw. The umpire turns it down but Nicholas Pooran does review it. The third umpire checks UltraEdge and there's no bat involved. Ball Tracking shows that the impact is in line but the ball is missing leg stump. Finch survives.

Kyle Mayers to David Warner, Short and wide this time, David Warner backs away and cuts it aerially down towards deep backward point for a couple of runs.

Kyle Mayers to Aaron Finch, NOT ! Kyle Mayers bowls this on a good length and on middle and leg, angling away, Aaron Finch moves across to flick it away but misses and gets hit on the pads as the ball rolls to the leg side. A leg bye is taken. There is a huge appeal for LBW but turned down. Nicholas Pooran decides to go for the review. UltraEdge shows no bat involved and Ball Tracking shows that it is missing the stumps. The on field decision remains.

Alzarri Joseph to Aaron Finch, Leg bye! This is a tad shorter and angled around the pads. Aaron Finch looks to tuck it away but the ball goes off the thigh pads towards square leg. They get a leg bye.

The skipper, Aaron Finch is in at number 3.

Alzarri Joseph to Cameron Green, ! TAKEN! Alzarri Joseph strikes and gets the big wicket of Green. Joseph bowls this on a hard length and on off, Cameron Green goes for the pull shot again but gets it more from the toe end of his bat and it goes straight up in the air towards covers where Jason Holder settles under it and completes a nice catch. Australia lose their first.

Alzarri Joseph to Cameron Green, Alzarri Joseph continues bowling on a shorter length, on leg this time, Cameron Green goes for the pull shot again but misses and it carries through to the keeper. There is an appeal for caught behind as there was noise but tunred down. Nicholas Pooran decides against the review. The replay shows that the ball hit the arm.

Alzarri Joseph to Cameron Green, Swing and a miss! This is short again and outside off, Cameron Green tries to drag his pull shot but cannot connect.

Alzarri Joseph to David Warner, Short again and on middle, David Warner pulls it towards deep square leg for one.

Alzarri Joseph to Cameron Green, Alzarri Joseph starts with a short of a length delivery, on middle, Cameron Green pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a single and gets off the mark.

Alzarri Joseph to speed in from the other end.

Kyle Mayers to David Warner, Goes full again and on off, swinging away, David Warner decides to leave it alone this time. 8 runs from the first over then.

Kyle Mayers to David Warner, A peach of a delivery! This is pitched up and around off, shaping away sharply, David Warner once again gets beaten on the outside edge.

Kyle Mayers to David Warner, BEATEN! Kyle Mayers comes around the wicket and serves this on a good length and on off, David Warner looks to block it but gets beaten on the outside edge.

Kyle Mayers to David Warner, ! A gift for Warner and he accepts it with both hands. Kyle Mayers bowls a full toss and on middle, David Warner just tucks it through mid-wicket for a another boundary.

Kyle Mayers to David Warner, ! Australia and David Warner are underway in style! This is full again and outside off, David Warner slices it over backward point for a boundary.

Kyle Mayers to David Warner, Good shape to start with! Kyle Mayers begins with a full delivery, on off, shaping away a bit, David Warner lets it go to the keeper.

We are ready for play! The umpires are out in the middle and so are the players. David Warner and Cameron Green are the openers for Australia. Kyle Mayers has the new ball in hand and is raring to go. The Windies players take a knee before the first ball is delivered. Let's play...

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

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

TOSS - West Indies have won the toss and have elected to BOWL first.

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