Mitchell Starc’s five-wicket haul and half-centuries from Nathan Coulter-Nile (92) and Steve Smith (73) helped Australia beat West Indies by 15 runs in a ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 fixture at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Thursday. Australia had beaten Afghanistan by seven wickets in their opening game of the tournament. Catch highlights of Australia Vs West Indies here
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Nathan Coulter-Nile is the Man of the Match for his 62-ball 90 batting at No 8″I didn’t think I’d get that much, but happy to. I thought I’d try and stick around for a bit. Luck went my way I guess. We back ourselves to defend anything. We could get bowled out for 150, we’d still back ourselves. The wicket was a bit up and down, but settled in. We were on track the whole way before Starcy took three or four in the end,” says Coulter-Nile in the post-match chat.
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BOWLED EM! MItchell Starc completes his sixth ODI five-for, castling Cottrell with a yorker! Australia just one wicket away from victory now. WI 256/9Cottrell b Starc 1(2)
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OUT! Holder departs, and that should virtually end West Indies’ hopes! The Windies skipper attempts to pull a short ball that’s aimed at his body, offering Zampa a simple catch at short fine in the end. WI 252/8Holder c Zampa b Starc 51(57)
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OUT! Brathwaite gone! Slower full toss works wonderfully for Starc as Brathwaite mishits this down the ground. Finch moves back from mid on, and gobbles it down. WI 252/7Brathwaite c Finch b Starc 16(17)
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FIFTY up for Jason Holder off as many deliveries, pulling the ball towards deep midwicket for a single to bring up the milestone for the ninth time in his career! WI 236/6
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OUT! Outstanding catch by Glenn Maxwell, running in the opposite direction from cover! Russell ended up playing a wild shot too many and pays the price for the same, getting a thick leading edge on this occasion. WI 216/6Russell c Maxwell b Starc 15(11)
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OUT! Massive blow for West Indies, as Hope departs for 68 after chipping the ball straight to Khawaja at mid on! WI 190/5Hope c Khawaja b Cummins 68(105)
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OUT! Mix-up between Hope and Hetmyer after the former drives the ball towards extra cover. Hetmyer’s sent back after travelling nearly halfway down the pitch, and is nowhere in the frame by the time Maxwell disturbs the stumps at the non-striker’s end. Australia needed a bit of luck at this stage. WI 150/4Hetmyer run out (Cummins/Maxwell) 21(28)
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Fifty up for Shai Hope in 76 deliveries! The West Indies No 3 took his time to get settled at the crease, and looked uncomfortable against Starc and Cummins’ barrage of short deliveries, but is a completely different batsman right now, having spent quite some time at the centre. WI 149/3
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OUT! Some catch by the Aussie skipper at backward point! Zampa gets rid of the well-set Nicholas Pooran, who falls 10 short of his half century. The flourishing partnership comes to an end. Pooran got a thick leading edge while looking for a lofted shot down the ground. WI 99/3Pooran c Finch b Zampa 40(36)
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SIX! First big hit of the innings, and this one brings up the fifty stand for the third wicket. Pooran hooks a short ball from Stoinis towards fine leg. WI 86/2
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OUT! Gayle finally has to march back to the dressing room. Gets rapped on the backpad off a full delivery from Starc. Gayle tries reviewing it again, but gets ‘Umpire’s Call’ this time. WI 31/2Gayle lbw Starc 21(17)
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EDGED AND TAKEN! Lewis nicks the ball to Smith standing in the slips. Tighting, probing line outside off pays dividends for Cummins in the form of the early breakthrough. WI 7/1Lewis c Smith b Cummins 1(5)
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OUT! Starc c Holder b Brathwaite 8(9)Australia bowled out for 288! Starc was looking to clear the long-on fence but didn’t get the distance as Holder took the catch. Still a fantastic recovery from Australia after being 79/5. Aussie bowler will fancy their chances.
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WICKET! Coulter-Nile c Holder b Brathwaite 92(60)The excellent innings comes to an end but it has put Austrlia in a strong position with a total to defend. Went for a slog shot off the full delivery but failed to clear the long-on boundary as Holder took the catch in the deep.
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WICKET! Pat Cummins c Cottrell b Brathwaite 2(6)Finally a wicket for the all-rounder. Cummins wanted to go big on the short ball but top-edged his pull shot as the fielder took the catch at deep backward square leg.
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WICKET! Smith c Cottrell b Thomas 73(103)Cottrell takes an unbelievable catch to remove Smith. The Australian whipped it to backward square leg as Cottrell came running, stretched his arm to pluck it out of air. Released it in air again as he was close to the fence, took a step and recollected the catch.
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FIFTY! Nathan Coulter-Nile completes his half-century with a double. His first at the international level
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WICKET! Carey c Shai Hope b A Russell 45(55) The x-factor of Andre Russell gets Windies the breakthrough. He got the ball to tail away from length as Carey edges it trying to poke it to the third man area.
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WICKET! Stoinis c Pooran b Holder 19(23)Partnership broken. Such an unlucky dismissal for Australia. Half-tracker from Holder as Stoinis went with the pull shot but played it straight to the short mid-wicket fielder.
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OUT! Maxwell c Shai Hope b Cottrell 0(2)What’s happening here! Australia lose their fourth wicket. Maxwell departs to a bouncer. Cottrell got the short ball on to his face as Maxwell top-edged the pull shot behind the wicket for Hope to take another catch.
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WICKET! Khawaja c Shai Hope b A Russell 13(19)Another great execution by Russell. The pacer bowled a couple of short balls to Khawaja even hitting Khawaja once on the helmet and then followed it u with a full ball way from the body as Khawaja edged that playing a wild slash and Hope took a brilliant diving catch.
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OUT! WARNER DEPARTS! Warner c Hetmyer b Cottrell 3(8)Cottrell worked excellently to set this wicket up. Bowled a short one followed by a full delivery which Warner drove straight to the backward point fielder. Cottrell celebrates the wicket with his signature salute.
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WICKET! Finch c Shai Hope b Thomas 6(10)Excellent delivery from Thomas! Pitched in the corridor of uncertainty forcing Finch to show his bat for defense as the ball moved away slightly to take the edge on its way to the keeper.
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Australia XI: Aaron Finch(c), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa
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West Indies XI: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
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TOSS: Jason Holder wins toss and West Indies opt to field first against Australia
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