As we head into the final days of Super 12s, some exciting clashes awaits us. And todays clash is one of them. It’s Australia vs West Indies. It’s also the last match of some of the T20 greats. With the win today, Australia keep their chances alive of qualifying for the Semifinal. We will also see who won Man of the Match in Australia vs West Indies match.
After winning toss, Australian captain Aaron Finch opted to field first. And West Indies came out all guns blazing. Chris Gayle played a brilliant cameo at the top and might be his last match for West Indies, as he walks off raising his bat to the crowd. West Indies were once again way too slow in the middle overs. But with the efforts of Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell, West Indies managed to score 157 runs. This isn’t a bad score and Australia have to bat well to chase this. Josh Hazlewood was the pick of the bowlers as he has taken 4 important wickets.
Chasing a par total, Australia started on fiery note. They scored 53 runs in the 6 overs and lose only 1 wicket. David Warner was playing really well in the middle and playing aggressively. Warner was severe and Mitchell Marsh was his perfect partner. When West Indies realized that they were out of this contest, they let their legends have their moments. And in this process, Chris Gayle sign of with a wicket of Mitch Marsh. And Australia won this game by 8 wickets.
Who won Man of the Match in Australia vs West Indies match?
David Warner, for his outstanding knock, was adjudged as the Man of the Match in Australia vs West Indies match. He played brilliantly and aggressively and remained not out till the end. He played a knock of 89 runs of 56 balls and finished the game early for Australia to improve the NRR. Australian batting order gained their form at the right time.
And this is the final game for West Indies. Dwayne Bravo has signed off and this could have well been Chris Gayle’s final game in West Indian colors. Interestingly, with this loss, West Indies now have to play Round 1 of the next season World Cup just like Bangladesh and Sri Lanka this year. Sadly, this might be the end of a T20 cricket era.