Live updates from the one-off Twenty20 between Australia and West Indies in Brisbane on Wednesday.
Australia: 164 for 8 in 20 overs Tino Best bowls the final over and concedes seven runs. That’s it, Australia fall short of 27 runs and West Indies redeem themselves after their white-wash in the ODI series. Pollard’s 3 for 30 and his cameo played a crucial part in this win.
Australia: 157 for 8 in 19 overs Coulter-Nile is not going down without a fight and he tonks two consecutive sixes off Pollard in the midwicket region.
Australia: 145 for 8 in 18 overs Now it’s Narine’s turn to pick up a wicket. The offspinner tosses it up and Cutting misses and Thomas does the rest behind the wickets.
Australia: 141 for 7 in 17 overs Pollard takes two in successive balls and that seems to be the end of Australia’s run chase. First Faulkner tries to go over long-off but the loops down to the throat of Sammy. Then the next ball, BJ Rohrer moves to his right to play on the onside but finds short fine leg. Australia need 51 off 18.
Australia: 130 for 5 in 15 overs When Haddin looked like to be the go-man in the chase, Pollard pitched a length ball and the wicketkeeper batsman hit straight to Andre Russell at long-off who celebrates the catch with Gangnam style.
Australia: 120 for 4 in 14 overs Brad Haddin starts Deonarine’s over with 6, 4, 6 and takes 20 runs of this over. This over might change the course of the match and with Haddin this can be possible. Australia require 72 off 36 balls.
Australia: 97 for 4 in 12 overs Australia are now losing the plot as they lose skipper Bailey going for a sweep off Narine and getting a top edge to short square-leg.
Australia: 94 for 3 in 11 overs West Indies are now back in the game with another key wicket of Adam Voges (51). First ball, George Bailey tries to play cross but misses and tries to sneak in a single, but wicketkeeper Thomas reacts quickly and hits the stumps to run out Voges.
However, the wicket doesn’t stop Bailey from playing his slogs as he scores two back-to-back boundaries off Dwayne Bravo.
Australia: 82 for 2 in 10 overs A half-century and a wicket in this over. Voges takes two off Deonarine to reach his fifty and in the fourth ball Marsh finds himself short of the crease by inches. Brilliant throw from Tino Best and great glovework by Devon Thomas.
Australia: 60 for 1 in 7 overs Marsh and Voges tick in the chase with the odd boundaries and sixes coming in each over. Andre Russell comes on to bowl and the fourth ball Voges dispatches the length ball for a six over the midwicket boundary. Nine runs off the over.
Australia: 51 for 1 in 6 overs After the early jolt in the second over, Marsh and Voges have steadied the hosts with some sensible batting. Sammy bowls a loose ball on his legs, slow and short which Marsh pulls it over square-leg for a six. Australia take eleven runs in this over.
Australia: 34 for 1 in 4 overs Adam Voges holds key to Australia’s run-chase and he is not disappointing either. Third ball from Sammy, touch short and wide which he cuts it over third-man for a six. Great shot from a man in form.
Australia: 10 for 1 in 2 overs This seems not to be the day for Aaron Finch as Darren Sammy cleans him up off the first ball. Finch tries to cut but plays it onto the stumps.
West Indies innings:
West Indies: 191 for 6 in 20 overs Three boundaries in this over propels West Indies to a massive total. Russell and Deonarine plunder 17 runs off McKay over. For Australia returned with three wickets while Coulther-Nile and Hazlewood with a wicket each.
West Indies: 174 for 6 in 19 overs Darren Sammy takes vengeance for the two wickets thaqt Faulkner took in his last over by launching him for two massive sixes so far in this match. But Faulkner ends Sammy’s cameo of 20 runs when the Windies captain eyeing the midwicket boundary plays straight to Marsh.
West Indies: 143 for 5 in 17 overs James Faulkner strikes twice by removing Pollard and Dwayne Bravo in alternate balls. Pollard tries to launch the first ball a full toss but gets an edge and Shaun Marsh takes a nice catch at long-off. Next to go was Bravo when trying to flick Faulkner off the legs before the ball crashed onto the stumps.
West Indies: 139 for 3 in 16 overs Pollard makes for the few runs in the previous over off a fluke shot in the first ball. Cutting drops it short and Pollard goes for the pull gets a top edge that clears everyone for a six.
West Indies: 126 for 3 in 15 overs An excellent over from Coulter-Nile, just four runs considering the stage of the match. Nile finishes his spell of four overs with figures of 1 for 36.
West Indies: 113 for 3 in 13 overs Terrible mixup end in Darren Bravo getting run out. Pollard plays the ball in the air which falls short of McKay, he throws the ball to the striker’s end where Haddin takes the bail off with both batsmen at the other end.
West Indies: 99 for 2 in 11 overs After being slammed for two boundaries, Coulter-Nile removes Johnson for 57. Nile releases the ball back of the hand and Johnson tries to cut and gets played on. This wicket might slow down the scoring rate.
West Indies: 87 for 1 in 10 overs There is no slump of form for Johnson as he carries on the form from the one-dayers. He makes room for himself and carves Cutting for a four in the sweeper-cover region. Next Johnson takes a single to reach his half-century off 31 balls.
West Indies: 76 for 1 in 9 overs Johnson races to 44 off 28 in quick time. McKay bowls a half tracker and in a flash Johnson dispatches it over the covers for a four while off the last ball plays a late upper-cut for a boundary with the fielder inside.
West Indies: 53 for 1 in 7 overs Coulter-Nile makes a good comeback until Johnson decides to step down and hit him over midwicket for a six. Ten runs off the over.
West Indies: 41 for 1 in 5 overs Debutant Coulter-Nile gets the stick from Johnson Charles with two back-to-back boundaries off the hip shots. Coulter-Nile concedes 11 runs in this over.
West Indies: 30 for 1 in 4 over Just eight runs conceded in this Hazlewood over. Both Darren Bravo and Johnson try to play the lofted shots but don’t get the timing going.
West Indies: 17 for 1 in 2 overs Second ball of the over, Gayle launches Josh Hazlewood for a towering six over longoff, but then in the next the left-hander tries to go long and holes up to the mid-on fielder where Coulter-Nile completes a stunning catch. Haddin would be a relieved man now after the dropped catch earlier.
West Indies: 5 for 0 in 1 overs Clint McKay starts the proceedings for Australia as Chris Gayle and Johnson Charles open for the West Indies. Gayle steps down to McKay and gets an edge which Brad Haddin behind drops a regulation catch. Can prove costly.
West Indies skipper Darren Sammy won the toss and elected to bat against Australia in the only Twenty20. While, Ben Rohrer, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Josh Hazlewood are making their T20 debut for Australia. Chris Gayle is also back for the West Indies.
Australia: Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Adam Voges, George Bailey (c), Ben Rohrer, Brad Haddin (wk), James Faulkner, Ben Cutting, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint McKay, Josh Hazlewood
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Johnson Charles, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Narsingh Deonarine, Devon Thomas (wk), Darren Sammy (c), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Tino Best