Abu DhabiOpener David Warner (89 not out) and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh (53) helped Australia beat the West Indies by eight wickets in the ICC T20 World Cup match to keep their hopes of reaching the semi-finals alive on Saturday. kept.
But for these hopes, Australia will have to wait for the result of the match between England and South Africa.
Australia won the toss and elected to bowl first and restricted West Indies to 157 for seven. After doing well in the bowling, Australia showed their batting ability and completed the challenging target of 158 runs in 16.2 overs in a one-sided fashion, winning the match by eight wickets at 161 for two.
Veteran opener David Warner, who has been struggling for some time now, showed his old form today. All-rounder Mitchell Marsh supported him brilliantly. Both the batsmen put up a huge partnership of 124 runs for the second wicket and gave the team an easy victory. While Warner scored 89 runs in 56 balls with the help of nine fours and four sixes, Marsh scored 53 runs in 32 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes. The winning shot also came off Warner’s bat. He was adjudged ‘Player of the Match’ for his match-winning innings.
West Indies’ bowling was lackluster. Only Akil Hossain and Chris Gayle could take a wicket each. Apart from this, no bowler got a wicket. There was a slight fight back from the team in batting, but in bowling, West Indies never got a chance to make a comeback in the match.
Australia ended their league campaign with eight points with this win. His net run rate is +1.216. Australia has every chance of going to the semi-finals, but if South Africa beat England today and improve their net run rate, then Australia’s chances may be over.(talk)