WC 2019: Aussies did Aussies to beat West Indies in World Cup!
Once again, Australia showed how they did lift the ICC World Cup five times, the most by any team which includes a hat-trick of titles. Yesterday, Australia defeated West Indies by 15 runs in last over on Thursday to register their second successive victory in 2019 World Cup.
After putting into bat first, Aussies were crumbled by the Windies’ pace bowlers in the Power Play and lost 5 wickets for just 79 runs. Then the ever consistent Steve Smith stitched some crucial partnerships along with Carey of 68 runs and then Nathan Coulter Nile played a gem of an innings from nowhere to score 92 runs in just 60 balls which results in an unbelievable come back from the defending Champions to put 28 runs on the board.
Chasing a challenging total, West Indies’ openers fell early for 31 runs and in-form batsman Shai Hope scored another half-century to keep innings on track. Pooran departed by a stunner of the Aussie skipper Finch after scoring a valuable 40 and Hetmeyr’s run-out put Aussies on top.
The disciplinary bowling of Aussies choked the West Indies to pressure resulted in the wicket of settled Shai Hope and who departed for 68 runs and Holder played a lone battle after destructive Russell went greedy scoring two boundaries and a Six.
Then came Starc blazing all guns and got rid of Brathwaite and Holder in a single over to close the curtains won for the West Indies. This is the 8th world cup victory for Australia on the trot who are ready to face India on Sunday in their next match. Fast bowler
Fast bowler Mitchell Starc took 2019 World Cup's first five-wicket haul, registering figures of 10-1-46-5. The match also witnessed Australia's Nathan Coulter-Nile register the highest score (92) by a number eight batsman in World Cup history.