New Delhi, Online Desk. T20 WC 2021 Aus vs WI Live Update In the 38th match of the ICC T20 World Cup, Australia’s team is playing against the former champions West Indies. The effect of this match to be held in Abu Dhabi will be on the teams running in the race for the semi-finals. Australia captain Aaron Finch won the toss and decided to bowl first. Thanks to captain Pollard’s 44 runs, the team scored 157 runs for 7 wickets in 20 overs. Till the time of writing the news, Australia had scored 41 runs in 5 overs for the loss of 1 wicket.
Australia’s slow start
Chasing the target, Australia started off well and lost a wicket in the powerplay. Captain Aaron Finch made a 9 off the third ball of the fourth over and was bowled by Aqeel Hussain. David Warner continued his strike from the other end. After 6 overs, the team’s score was 53 runs for the loss of 1 wicket.
West Indies set a target of 158 runs
The West Indies team, who came out to bat after losing the toss, got the first blow on the second ball of the third over. Chris Gayle was bowled by Pat Cummins after scoring 15 runs. Josh Hazlewood then got Nicholas Pooran caught by Marsh at the score of 4 runs. He gave Australia the third success by bowling Roston Chase after a ball. In the powerplay, the team added 50 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. After 10 overs the score was 74 runs for the loss of 4 wickets.
Captain Kieron Pollard held one end amidst the falling wickets and played a valuable innings of 44 runs off 31 balls. On the strength of this innings, the team managed to reach the score of 157 runs in 7 overs in 20 overs. For Australia, Hazlewood took 4 wickets for 39 runs. Starc, Cummins and Zampa got one wicket each.
There is no change in Australia’s team for this match, while West Indies have named Hayden Walsh Jr. in place of Ravi Rampal in the playing XI.
Australia’s playing XI
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
West Indies Playing XI
Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Coles Pooran (wk), Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Dwayne Bravo, Akil Hossain, Hayden-Walsh Jr.
West Indies team has won only 1 out of 4 matches played so far. Australia, on the other hand, kept the semi-final hopes alive by playing four matches and registering three wins. Winning this match by a big margin is essential for Australia as South Africa have also won three out of four. Now she will play England in the last match and if she manages to get a big win there, she can leave Australia behind with a better run rate.
Probable playing XI of Australia-
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Heidelwood.
West Indies Probable Playing XI
Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Jason Holder, Akil Hossain, Ravi Rampaul.
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