In AUS vs WI 3rd, T20 Australia had to win to stay alive in these series. They won the toss and decided to bat first. Hoping it would change the result.
Batting first Australia had a good start. Matthew Wade and Aaron Finch held the innings. With a good bowling performance and rotation from the west indies side, Australia couldn’t find the momentum going forward. With openers doing their job, middle and lower order couldn’t find the rhythm. They only managed to reach 141 / 6. Matthew Wade, Aaron Finch, Alex Carey, Moises Henriques, and Aston Turner scored in double digits. But could not Speed up the innings. Pick of the bowlers, you could have guessed it, Hayden Walsh Jr with 2 wickets. Obed Maccoy, Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allen took 1 wicket each.
Chasing the innings, Andre Fletcher and Lendl Simmons departed early. But it was the universe boss Scoring 67 off 38 with 7 sixes and 4 fours. Nichlos Pooran also joined in the party going not out at 32 from 27 balls. They chased 142 in just 14.5 overs. Making it look very easy. Riley Meredith took 3 wickets for 48 off 3.5 overs. Mitchell Starc was superb economically giving only 15 in his 4 overs and taking a wicket.
Australia lost the series. Will they try new players or they will go for a consolation win? Watch highlights of AUS vs WI 3rd T20 here.