It would have been a dramatic collapse of the three-time tournament winners in Australia vs West Indies match, but with some crusader efforts of Counter-Nile and Smith, Australia couldn’t let West Indies play on the pitch and won by 15 runs.
In the 10th One Day International Match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Australia took off hoping for a good start, but after in just eight overs, they had been left with six wickets in hand at Trent Bridge on Thursday.
They were in terrible desires of standing wicket, but wickets started to fall at regular intervals shortly, when Nathan Coulter-Nile took a while on the batting end, and scored 92 of 60 balls, highest score ever by any number eight batsman and helped the Aussies score 288.
Nail Biter, Australia vs West Indies: Aussies Win by 15 Runs
The batting was stalled till the 49th over because of the Steve Smith’s taking in the lead, halting the wickets and scoring 72 off 103 balls, and a partnership of 102 off just 89 balls on the sixth wicket.
West Indies opted up the Batting side with a great start from the opener Shai Hope who scored 68 runs, and Captain Jason Holder scoring 51.
But then, the Australian known pacer, Mitchell Starc pitched halting the West Indies batting, taking the first five-wicket haul in a World Cup and getting a figure of 5 wickets for 46 runs in 10 overs. And in the late overs of the match, he got four for two in just 11 balls, which blocked the West Indies batting line, limiting them to 273 for 9 in 50 overs.
West Indies suffered a major setback in the game when Hope chipped a Pat Cummins slower ball to mid-on, setting the stage for Starc´s demolition job.
Next Match is Pakistan against Sri Lanka, at 2:30 pm on Friday, and Pakistan has their hopes high after making a comeback against England and looking forward to maintain their unbeaten record against the Sri Lanka.