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World Cup 2019, West Indies vs Australia Highlights: Mitchell Starc, Coulter-Nile shine as Australia beat West Indies by 15 runs

West Indies vs Australia (WI vs Aus) Highlights: Starc finished with 5/46 to restrict West Indies to 273/9 after Australia, riding on Coulter-Nile's 60-ball-92, set 289 despite the early meltdown of the top order.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: June 6, 2019 11:42:51 pm
World Cup 2019, Australia vs West Indies Live Cricket Score: Batting first, Australia set 289-run-target for West Indies.

West Indies vs Australia: Sensational bowling by Mitchell Starc and a fiery show by Nathan Coulter-Nile with the willow guided Australia to a 15-run victory against West Indies at Trent Bridge on Thursday. Starc finished with 5/46 to restrict West Indies to 273/9 after Australia, riding on Coulter-Nile’s 60-ball-92, set 289 despite the early meltdown of the top order.

West Indies got off to a poor start as both openers Ewin Lewis (1) and Chris Gayle (21) fell cheaply in the World Cup match at Trent Bridge. Lewis was dismissed in the second over by Pat Cummins while Chris Gayle was sent back by Mitchell Starc in the sixth over. While West Indies kept losing wickets at regular intervals, Shai Hope and skipper Jason Holder kept the Carribean side in the hunt.

Hope scored 68 off 105 balls, while Holder made 51 off 57 before falling to Starc in his final spell. Australia next play India on Sunday.

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ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019Trent Bridge, Nottingham 04 April 2020

Australia 288 (49.0)


West Indies 273/9 (50.0)

Match Ended ( Day - Match 10 ) Australia beat West Indies by 15 runs

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Australia vs West Indies Highlights

23:05 (IST)06 Jun 2019
Aus win by 15 runs

All over! Australia win by 15 runs. Starc's 5/46 undoes all the good work done by Hope (68) and Holder (51). It was a classic ODI encounter between two teams who were up to the occasion. However, West Indies will look back on some bad decisions that made this chase too difficult for them in the end. That 9th over from Starc completely devastated them.
Coulter-Nile is the Player of the Match for his all-round efforts.

23:03 (IST)06 Jun 2019
Four boundaries in the 50th over

Nurse hits Coulter-Nile for four consecutive boundaries in the last over. Only driving home the point how close this match could have been.

22:59 (IST)06 Jun 2019
Tame finish

What a disappointing end to the match, when it promised so much just a while ago. Nurse and Oshane Thomas not making too much effort to take this match to the 50th over. Equation down to 32 needed off 7 balls now.

22:53 (IST)06 Jun 2019

BOWLED! Starc has demolished West Indies! Cottrell is out. Fifth wicket for Starc! Windies lose their 9th wicket. No doubt who today's gamechanger has been. This match was so evenly balanced till Starc cleaned up both Holder and Braithwate in his 9th over.

22:51 (IST)06 Jun 2019
4 runs have come off the last 2 overs

That Starc over seems to have changed this game completely. He is back to bowl his last over now. Windies need 34 off 17 balls to win. Can their tail wag enough from here on? Going after Stoinis would be the way to go.

22:47 (IST)06 Jun 2019
Four wickets for Starc today
22:45 (IST)06 Jun 2019
Holder falls

Holder is OUT! Will this be a case of so near but so far for the West Indies? Australia's move to throw the ball to Starc in the 46th over has worked wonders. Got the two danger men out in one over. What a brave innings this was from Holder though. Sheldon Cottrell walks out.

22:42 (IST)06 Jun 2019
Seventh wicket falls

WICKET! Brathwaite has to go! Holder still out there, on 51. We are set for a nailbiting finish. Starc lured Brathwaite into that flase shot with a slow full toss. Ashley Nurse in at No.9.
WI- 252/7 in 45.3 ovs

22:40 (IST)06 Jun 2019
Last five overs

Starc has two overs left, one of which he will bowl now. Coulter-Nile has one. The two remaining overs will decide this match. Australia thinking that they need to get West Indies all out rather than take this chase to the 50th over maybe.

22:36 (IST)06 Jun 2019
Windies need 39 off 32

Holder and Brathwaite looking to hit the big shots. With the difference between runs needed and balls remaining down to single digits now, you have to wonder whether looking for the gaps would be the more sensible approach from here on. Holder needs to stay of course, he is the heart of this West Indies team.

22:32 (IST)06 Jun 2019
Windies inch closer

50 for Holder! Captain's knock from him. This match could go either way from here on. As if on cue, Brathwaite finally connects as well. Big six! 93 metres. WI- 236/6 in 43.4 ovs

22:28 (IST)06 Jun 2019
Brathwaite failing to connect so far

Pat Cummins has got the better of Brathwaite so far. Brathwaite is swinging but swinging without making contact. Pat Cummins has only bowled two deliveries today which would have hit the stumps, the lowest proportion of any seamer. He's been accurate, but more in the channel outside of.
WI need 56 runs from 43 balls now. No reason to panic about the required run rate yet.

22:27 (IST)06 Jun 2019
Pollard is not happy
22:15 (IST)06 Jun 2019
Brathwaite walks in

Carlos Brathwaite is out there with Holder now. West Indies 6 wickets down. Will Brathwaite validate Ian Bishop's clarion call to 'REMEMBER THE NAME!' from the 2016 World T20? 
Two overs of Maxwell/Stoinis left.

22:12 (IST)06 Jun 2019
Russell is out

Russell is OUT! Australia fielders are ecstatic! Russell was threatening to get this chase over in no time. Maxwell, running back, does extremely well to get his hands onto the ball and then hold on to the catch.

22:08 (IST)06 Jun 2019
Evasive action from Australia

Australia had three men on the boundary between long on and long off for that last ball of the Zampa over.
Starc vs Russell now. You can't take your eyes off this contest for a moment. 147 kph outswinger from Starc. Creamed for four down the ground.

22:06 (IST)06 Jun 2019
Dre Russ unleashed!

MONSTER SIX! 103 metres! Russell creams his very second ball! This chase is well and truly on! Tries to clear the ground again but that's just landed inside the ropes. This match could be over in a jiffy if Russell gets set in. Alarm bells will be ringing for Australia. Windies need 79 runs off 72 balls now.

21:56 (IST)06 Jun 2019
Fourth overturned decision of the innings

Unbelievable! Holder is given out lbw again! Again, Holder challenges the decision. And again the decision is overturned. That was missing the wickets by a mile! You could have cut the tension with a knife when the players were waiting for the replays on that one.
'The umpiring in this game has been atrocious' Michael Holding says in the comm box. West Indies have reason to feel hard done today.

21:53 (IST)06 Jun 2019
Disaster for West Indies

BIG WICKET! Disaster for West Windies as Hope goes for 68. Good innings from him. Can West Indies complete the chase with him gone?
Andre Russell! The big man has just stepped in. He will surely have an impact on this chase. 99 runs off 90 needed now. Will be child's play for him if he can find momentum.

21:46 (IST)06 Jun 2019
Three overturned decisions

Three times West Indies have overturned the umpire's decision in this match. Twice by Gayle and once by Holder. Holder was given out lbw, but replays showed that the ball from Maxwell has pitched outside the line of leg stump. Is this a record for overturned decisions in one innings?


Australia (From): 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 (From): 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