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Marsh, Starc help Australia end losing streak vs West Indies

By: AP | Gros Islet (st Lucia) |

Up to date: July 15, 2021 9:50:17 am

Mitchell Marsh struck 75 after which took three wickets to get Australia right into a successful place however ultimately it got here all the way down to paceman Mitchell Starc’s stellar bowling within the last over to finish the West Indies’ successful streak.

The West Indies gained the primary three video games to clinch the five-match Twenty20 Worldwide sequence and went inside one scoring shot Wednesday of creating it 4 straight wins.

The hosts wanted 11 runs off the final over however Starc bowled 5 consecutive dot balls earlier than conceding a six on the ultimate ball to safe a four-run win for Australia.

The Australians batted first and posted 189-6 in an innings twice interrupted by rain breaks, with Marsh belting his 75 from 44 balls for his third half-century of the sequence and sharing a 114-run second-wicket stand with skipper Aaron Finch, who contributed 53.


The West Indies began aggressively in reply, with openers Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis racing to 62, taking 15 within the second over from Riley Meredith and 23 within the fourth over from Dan Christian.

Wrist spinner Adam Zampa was launched early, within the fifth over, and had nearly instant success when he bowled Lewis for 31 from 14 deliveries.

Marsh’s first wicket was a giant one, having Chris Gayle (1) caught simply contained in the long-on boundary and the Australians rallied to peg again the run-rate.

When Marsh eliminated Nicholas Pooran (16) and Simmons, who blazed 72 off 48 balls, on consecutive balls within the 16th over, it appeared the West Indies counterattack had withered.

However there was sting within the tail.

Needing 36 off the final two overs to win, Andrew Russell and Fabian Allen took on the bowling and plundered Meredith for 25 within the penultimate over.

Russell struck a six on the primary ball of the over and Allen (29) hit three consecutive sixes earlier than edging the final ball behind, making the equation 11 runs required off six balls.

Enter left-armer Starc, among the best quick bowlers on the planet when he’s on kind.

Bowling from huge across the wicket and angling into Russell’s pads, he lowered the scoring choices to conceded simply six.

Russell hit the final ball for six to complete not out on 24 to go away the house aspect at 185-6. The fifth recreation is Friday.

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