Australia vs West Indies T20 World Cup 2016 Match Highlights – Eden Garden of Kolkata will be hosting another warm-up of the ICC World T20. The 13th warm-up match of the competition, will be between the Australia and West Indies, which would be started at 3 PM.
This would be the first and only warm-up match to be played by Australia. While. West Indies will be playing their 2nd match, first was played against India on 10th of March.
Australia: Australia are in their mix run, when looked at the short format stats of the game. After losing the series against India in home country, Australia came back winning against the Proteus on their home grounds. Australia won 2-1 against SA, and picked up the pace right before the ICC World T20.
The top order looks terrific, starting with the talented youngster Usman Khwaja. Watson, Smith, Warner, Finch and Maxwell are all capable of chasing big targets. While, the bowling looks a bit unexperienced – Surprisingly to see absence of Nathan Lyon on Indian spinning track.
West Indies: Harsh but not the team, when they lifted the ICC World T20 in 2012. Some of their best players out because of wrong action, Board disappointment. There’s so much potential in them, but no one to lift them and bring back the momentum.
The last match against India was a total chaos, the batting order just collapsed. Bowling except Benn failed to get the wickets. No a kind of West Indies fan would like to see.
Australia Vs West Indies T20 World Cup 2016 Match Highlights
Toss: Australia won the toss and opted to bat first.
1st Innings: It’s always better to make their opener break through, for the team facing is in real danger. The first six over was just the Finch and Watson show, both scoring at rate of 9-10 an over, led to batting powerplay of 54/0 in 6 overs.
It was expected to see the total of 200 at the end of 20 overs and seeing the depth of Australian batting. But, it failed to work this time. Bravo and Benn being the quick of the bowlers to take up the crucial wickets at right time. The Australia middle order just collapsed, as only Steven Smith at one end (36 in 29 balls) helped Australia to reach a fighting score.
At the end of 20 overs, Australia had a score of 161/9.
2nd Innings: Chris Gayle missing the match, Charles and Holder opened the batting for West Indies. Looking at the Eden Garden’s batting pitch — it was consider a good fight for both these teams. But, Hazlewood (Australia) had some other thoughts.
Splendid! Hazlewood take a hat-trick picking up Holder, Samuels and Bravo in 3rd over, where West Indies were 18/3. As a result, at the end batting power play, West Indies were 24/3. The wickets got stumbling at the end of 10th over, WI were 56/5 and target even tough to reach as they needed 106 in 60 balls with 5 wickets in hand.
Australian were expected to easily win the match, but WI made a stunning come-back lead by Darren Sammy (50* off 28 balls) and Carlos Brathwaite (33 off 14) to bring a victory for West Indies.
T20 World Cup 2016 Warm-Up Match – Australia Vs West Indies Match Result
Australia: 161/9 (20 overs)
West Indies: 162/7 (19.5 overs)
Man of the match: Darren Sammy (50* off 28 balls)