As it happened | AUSvWI: Australia beat West Indies by 15 runs

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Jun 06, 2019, 12.57 PM (IST)

West Indies' captain Jason Holder. Photograph: AFP

Jun 06, 2019, 11.03 PM

Australia win by 15 runs

Australia defeated West Indies by 15 runs in the match number 10 of Cricket World Cup 2019 at Trent Bridge stadium on Thursday. 

Mitchell Starc took a five-wicket haul as Australia successfully defended their target in their second match of the tournament. 

Earlier, Australia posted a competitive 288 all out against West Indies after Nathan Coulter-Nile's 92-run knock. 

Asked to bat first on a flat pitch at Trent Bridge, champions Australia got off to a terrible start as they were reduced to 79-5 before Coulter-Nile (92) and Smith (73) staged a rescue act with a 102-run stand for the seventh wicket.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey (45) had earlier combined with Smith to arrest the slide, after Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell and Andre Russell put the Windies in a commanding position with their fiery pace in the opening hour.

The trio finished with two wickets each, before Coulter-Nile stole the show with the highest World Cup score for a number eight batsman, eclipsing Zimbabwean Heath Streak's unbeaten 72 in 2003.

The 31-year-old Australian was eight runs short of his maiden century when he was removed by Carlos Brathwaite, who cleaned up the lower order to finish with figures of 3-67.


Jun 06, 2019, 10.55 PM

Another wicket!

Starc is on fire today, his inch-perfect yorkers are treat to watch. 

Sheldon Cottrell out after scoring just 1 run. 

Next batsman is Oshane Thomas. 

West Indies are 256/9 after 48 overs. 


Jun 06, 2019, 10.48 PM

46th Over

Mitchell Starc comes into attack and gets two important wicket. 

Carlos Brathwaite walks back after scoring 16 runs. 

Starc strikes again to get another wicket, Jason Holder out. 

Holder scored 51 runs. 

Two wickets from the over and gave just 1 run. 

West Indies are 252/8 after 46 overs. 


Jun 06, 2019, 10.33 PM

Chasing 289 to win, West Indies are 243/6 after 44 overs. 


Jun 06, 2019, 10.16 PM

Wicket!

Big wicket here...Andre Russell out...

He departs after scoring 15 runs. 

Mitchell Starc gets the massive breakthrough. 

Next batsman is Carlos Brathwaite. 

West Indies are 217/6 after 39 runs. 


Jun 06, 2019, 09.58 PM

Wicket!

Set batsman Shai Hope departs after scoring 68 runs. 

Windies are 190/5 after 35 overs. 

Andre Russell is the next batsman.  

 


Jun 06, 2019, 09.30 PM

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West Indies are 160/4 after 30 overs. 


Jun 06, 2019, 09.29 PM

Wicket!

Shimron Hetmyer run out...

He scored 21 runs. 

Next batsman is Jason Holder. 


Jun 06, 2019, 09.10 PM

Shai Hope is holding up on the one end. 

West Indies are 133/3 after 25 overs. 


Jun 06, 2019, 08.59 PM

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Windies are 111/3 after 22 overs. 


Jun 06, 2019, 08.51 PM

Wicket!

Nicholas Pooran out1

He scored 40 runs. 

Next batsman is Shimron Hetmyer. 


Jun 06, 2019, 08.04 PM

West Indies are 50/2 after 9 overs. 


Jun 06, 2019, 07.50 PM

Wicket!

Chris Gayle out...again he went upstairs to review the decision but this time... he is actually out. 

West Indies retained the review though as it was umpire's call. 

Gayle scored 21 runs. 

Next batsman is Nicholas Pooran. 


Jun 06, 2019, 07.40 PM

3rd Over

Two wrong decisions by the on-field umpire both the time, it was Chris Gayle. 

Gayle took DRS review and the decison was changed. 

What's happening here???


Jun 06, 2019, 07.30 PM

West Indies lose their first wicket!

Evin Lewis out...

He departs after scoring just 1 run.

Next batsman is Shai Hope. 


Jun 06, 2019, 07.19 PM

The second innings begins...

Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis are at the crease. 

Mitchell Starc launches Australian bowling attack. 


Jun 06, 2019, 06.55 PM

Innings Break: 

Australia are all-out for 288 against West Indies. 

Nathan Coulter-Nile and Steve Smith helped Australia overcome a poor start to post a competitive 288 all out against West Indies in their second World Cup match on Thursday.

Asked to bat first on a flat pitch at Trent Bridge, champions Australia got off to a terrible start as they were reduced to 79-5 before Coulter-Nile (92) and Smith (73) staged a rescue act with a 102-run stand for the seventh wicket.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey (45) had earlier combined with Smith to arrest the slide, after Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell and Andre Russell put the Windies in a commanding position with their fiery pace in the opening hour.

The trio finished with two wickets each, before Coulter-Nile stole the show with the highest World Cup score for a number eight batsman, eclipsing Zimbabwean Heath Streak's unbeaten 72 in 2003.

The 31-year-old Australian was eight runs short of his maiden century when he was removed by Carlos Brathwaite, who cleaned up the lower order to finish with figures of 3-67.


Jun 06, 2019, 06.54 PM

Wicket!

Brathwaite strikes again, and Australia are all-out after scoring 288 runs. 

Brathwaite takes Mitchell Starc's wicket. 

Starc scored 8 runs off 9 balls. 


Jun 06, 2019, 06.50 PM

Wicket!

Nathan Coulter-Nile departs after scoring a massive 92 runs. 

Brathwaite gets the breakthrough. 

Next batsman is Adam Zampa. 


Jun 06, 2019, 06.41 PM

Wicket!

Carlos Brathwaite comes into attack and gets one wicket. 

Pat Cummins out. 

Next batsman is Mitchell Starc. 


Jun 06, 2019, 06.32 PM

Wicket!

Sheldon Cottrell takes a magnificent running catch near the boundary to dismiss Steve Smith. 

Smith scored 73 runs. 

Next batsman is Pat Cummins. 


Jun 06, 2019, 06.09 PM

Tailender Coulter-Nile is scoring runs and also he is making a crucial partnership with Steve Smith.

After 40 overs, AUS are 206/6. 


Jun 06, 2019, 06.07 PM

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Look who's praising West Indies' bowling.


Jun 06, 2019, 06.02 PM

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Steve Smith has completed his half-century.

Australia are 181/6 after 36 overs. 


Jun 06, 2019, 05.48 PM

Australia are 175/6 after 35 overs,


Jun 06, 2019, 05.28 PM

Wicket!

Andre Russel breaks the partnership between Smith and Carey as takes Alex Carey's wicket. 

Carey scored 45 runs off 55 balls.

Next batsman is Nathan Coulter-Nile. 

Australia are 148/6 after 31 overs. 


Jun 06, 2019, 05.26 PM

Australia are 146/5 after 30 overs. 

It's time for the drinks break. 


Jun 06, 2019, 05.15 PM

Former skipper Steve Smith and Alex Carey are holding up.

The run rate has been improved in past few overs.

Australia have scored 42 runs in last 5 overs. 

Australia are 137/5 after 28 overs.


Jun 06, 2019, 04.26 PM

Wicket!

Marcus Stoinis out...

He departs after scoring 19 runs off 23 balls. 

Next batsman is Alex Carey. 


Jun 06, 2019, 04.12 PM

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After 14 overs, Australia are 72/4. 

It's time for drinks break. 


Jun 06, 2019, 04.10 PM

12th Over

Two back-to-back boundaries. 

total 8 runs from the over. 


Jun 06, 2019, 04.05 PM

10th Over

The first powerplay is over and it has been dominated by West Indies team. 

4 crucial wickets and 48 runs. 


Jun 06, 2019, 03.44 PM

Wicket!

It's a big one...

Australian star all-rounder Maxwell walks back. 

He departs on a duck!

After 8 overs, the score is 38/4. 


Jun 06, 2019, 03.43 PM

Wicket!

Andre Russell strikes to get Usman Khawaja's wiciket. 

Khawaja scored 13 runs off 19 balls. 

Next, batsman is Glenn Maxwell. 

After 7 overs, Australia are 36/3.


Jun 06, 2019, 03.25 PM

Wicket!

David Warner out after scoring just 3 runs off 8 balls. 

Sheldon Cottrell gets the massive wicket.

Australian openers are back to the pavilion. 


Jun 06, 2019, 03.20 PM

Thomas hitting the deck hard!

Usman Khawaja comes in to bat.

Australia are 25/1 after 3 overs.


Jun 06, 2019, 03.13 PM

Finch out!

Oshane Thomas brings the breakthrough.

Finch outside edges the ball to the keeper, out for 6 runs.


Jun 06, 2019, 03.08 PM

1st Over

Oshane Thomas gives 6 extras in the first over!

Australia are 10 for no loss after the first over.


Jun 06, 2019, 03.01 PM

Australian openers David Warner and Aaron Finch take the crease.

Oshane Thomas opens the bowling attack for Windies.


Jun 06, 2019, 02.55 PM

Both the teams lined up for their National Anthems.

Match begins in another 5 minutes.


Jun 06, 2019, 02.50 PM

Before the match starts, the daily routine will happen, both the team will come out on the ground for their national anthems. 


Jun 06, 2019, 02.33 PM

Toss:

West Indies win the toss and elect to field against Australia. 

Jason Holder's side has made one change as Evin Lewis replaced Darren Bravo while Australia are unchanged. 


Jun 06, 2019, 02.17 PM

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What are you expectations from this match?


Jun 06, 2019, 02.02 PM

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Live action from the Trent Bridge will start from 3:00 pm IST.


Jun 06, 2019, 01.59 PM

West Indies captain Jason Holder said:

The history between the sides should ensure a compelling game but Holder played down the traditional rivalry. 

"It's always been a great rivalry between West Indies and Australia," Holder told reporters on Wednesday.

"I think everybody is expecting a really good contest. We're up for the challenge. I think they're up for the challenge as well. I'm not caught up with the rivalry. It's a matter for us to go into tomorrow's game looking to execute our plans and beat Australia," Holder said.


Jun 06, 2019, 01.58 PM

Australian skipper Aaron Finch said:

Finch said the key to beating a resurgent West Indies is to have various strategies on hand to counter bowling attacks as teams could adjust very quickly in the tournament.

"I think if you just stick to one plan, then teams get on top of you pretty quickly or they adjust quick enough," Finch told reporters during a training session.

"I think if you over-attack and continue to go too short or you continue to go too full, whatever it might be, it's about your follow-ups from them balls."

Finch warned against complacency especially against dangerous West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle who is set to retire at the end of the tournament.

"I think when you come up against someone as dangerous as Chris, you have to be prepared, like I said before, that he's going to hit boundaries," Finch added. 

"So I think it's important that you come prepared to take the contest to him because he definitely does that the other way."


Jun 06, 2019, 01.58 PM

Stats and Facts: 

West Indies beat Australia in the first World Cup final in 1975. 

The boundaries at Trent Bridge are short, hence the batsmen will be on an attack mode.


Jun 06, 2019, 01.14 PM

Conditions: 

The bowlers will get assistance because of the overcast conditions. The start is expected to be cloudy. 

There are also chances of rain throughout the day. 


Jun 06, 2019, 01.13 PM

Squad:

Australia: 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, Shaun Marsh, Kane Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon

West Indies: Chris Gayle, Shai Hope(w), Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Evin Lewis, Fabian Allen, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel  


Jun 06, 2019, 01.13 PM

Head-to-head:

In the World Cup, both the team have met nine times and West Indies have a better record with five victories while Aussies won four contests. 

In overall ODI head-to-head records, both have played 139 ODI matches, Australia won 73 and Windies won  60 games. 


Jun 06, 2019, 01.13 PM

Preview:

Jason Holder's West Indies are reviving memories of their World Cup glory days with a pace attack that has the ability to strike fear into opposition batsmen. 

The two-time champions opened their campaign at the tournament in England and Wales by skittling out Pakistan for just 105 at Trent Bridge as their quicks made good use of the bouncer.

Oshane Thomas led the way with four for 27, while Andre Russell, Sheldon Cottrell and captain Holder provided good support as the West Indies cruised to a seven-wicket win.

When West Indies beat Australia in the inaugural 1975 World Cup final at Lord's, their side included a four-man pace battery.

And when they defeated England four years later in another Lord's final to retain their title, the West Indies did so with the original "fearsome foursome" of Andy Roberts, Michael Holding, Colin Croft and Joel Garner.

Nobody is suggesting the current line-up is yet in that class but the fact they bowled Pakistan out cheaply without Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel shows that, once again, West Indies have an impressive stock of fast bowlers.

And it was further evidence that, although they only scraped into this World Cup via a qualifying tournament, they are more than capable of beating anyone on their day.

Australia, who began the defence of their title with a seven-wicket rout of outsiders Afghanistan, will pose a far sterner challenge at Trent Bridge on Thursday.


Jun 06, 2019, 01.05 PM

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