CWC 19 Australia vs West Indies Match Report

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Mitchell Starc

Mitchell Starc Wins CWC 19 Thriller For Australia

Australia continues to impress in CWC 19 with another victory

One of the most exciting matches of the CWC 19 was played in Nottingham between Australia and the West Indies today. The defending champions extended their 100 percent record to their title defence with a 15-run win at Trent Bridge.

Coulter-Nile, Starc proved saviors for Australia

Nathan Coulter-Nile (92) and Mitchell Starc (5/46) were the stars for Australia in this crucial match. The former hammered his highest World Cup to help his side post 288 all out. Coulter-Nile and former captain Steve Smith (73) paved the way for the huge total after the Aussies stumbled initially to 79/5.

Starc’s brilliance was too much for the West Indians

Pacer Mitchell Starc then took five wickets to restrict the West Indies to 273 for nine and make it two successive victories.

Catches win matches, Fielding lose matches

During the Australian innings, Steve Smith was dismissed at the boundary, to a catch that will automatically be included in the best catches list. Had he stayed back, Australia might have scored in access to 300 runs in their innings.

However, the standard of fielding wasn’t maintained throughout the innings and the West Indians gave away a lot of runs that proved costly in the end.

West Indies fell short by 15 runs against Australia in CWC 19

Australia restricted West Indies to 273 for nine wickets in 50 overs, winning the battle by 15 runs. Besides Mitchell Starc’s five-for, it was Pat Cummins two and Adam Zampa’s one wicket that saved the day for the Aussies.

Despite Hope, Holder fifties, they ended up on losing side

At one time, they were cruising towards a victory but as soon as Jason Holder was back into the dressing room, so were West Indian hopes. After Shai Hope’s 68 and Holder’s 51, no West Indian batsmen were able to stay at the wicket and score runs.

Pakistan to play Sri Lanka in CWC 19 match

Former Champions Pakistan and Sri Lanka will play each other for Point Table supremacy on Friday at Bristol. Both the teams have one win each after two matches, a second victory will push them up on the points table.

 

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