Andre Russell, who has been a tad lackluster in this tournament so far, finally showed his hand in the batting and took his team to 157 runs in the last over against Australia with two consecutive sixes. Earlier, against Bangladesh too, he has shown amazing with the ball in the last over.

He hit an 11m six in the leg-side on Australia’s left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc. This six proved to be the longest six of this T20 World Cup.

Earlier, after losing the toss, Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis got the West Indies off to bat. Lewis welcomed Josh Hazlewood for three consecutive fours in the second over, while Gayle hit a six off the fifth ball of the over. Pat Cummins, who came to bowl in the third over, was welcomed by Gayle for a six but the next ball hit the wicket taking the edge of his bat. He scored 15 runs in nine balls with the help of two sixes.

After being dismissed, Gayle greeted the audience with his bat and returned to the pavilion with a smile, indicating that this was his last international match. However it was not confirmed.

Hazlewood, who conceded 20 runs in his opening over, dealt a double blow to West Indies by dismissing Nicholas Pooran (4 runs) and Roston Chase (nil) in the fourth over of the innings. The team’s score became 50 runs for three wickets.

Lewis and Shimron Hetmyer batted cautiously but trying to increase the dwindling run-rate, Lewis was dismissed for 29 off 26 balls. Adam Zampa broke his 35-run partnership with Hetmyer in the 10th over as he was caught by Steve Smith.

Hetmyer was then caught by wicketkeeper Matthew Wade in the 13th over off Hazlewood’s bouncing ball. He scored 27 runs in 28 balls. Dwayne Bravo reached the crease to support the captain Kieron Pollard. The player, playing his last international match, opened his hand in the 16th over after hitting a six against Starc in the 16th over.

In the next over, Pollard hit a six and then a four off Cummins’s balls, but Hazlewood achieved the fourth success in the 18th over by showing Bravo the way to the pavilion. Greeted.

Starc walks Pollard on the second ball of the 20th over. He hit four fours and a six in his 31-ball innings. However, Russell took the team’s score to 157 runs by hitting a six in the last two balls.
Josh Hazlewood took four wickets while Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa and Pat Cummins took one wicket each for Australia. In this, Zampa was very economical, who spent only 20 runs in four overs.

Akash Gokhe

By Akash Gokhe

Akash is the Founder and Writer of the Sports Platform website. He conceived the idea of starting a Sports Platform website to channelize his love, passion, and emotions for the game of cricket and to connect other like-minded people on the platform.

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