Australia in West Indies, 3 ODI Series, 2021

West Indies vs Australia - 3rd ODI

Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

Date & Time: 26 July 2021

Australia 153/4

RR: 5.02 | Australia beat West Indies by 6 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Josh Philippe c Shai Hope (W) & b Alzarri Josephc Shai Hope (W) & b Alzarri Joseph102310
Moises Henriques lbw Akeal Hoseinlbw Akeal Hosein1400
Alex Carey lbw Hayden Walshlbw Hayden Walsh355030
Mitchell Marsh c Shai Hope (W) & b Sheldon Cottrellc Shai Hope (W) & b Sheldon Cottrell292113
Matthew Wade not out not out 515252
Ashton Agar not out not out 193330
Ashton Turner
Dan Christian
Mitchell Starc
Adam Zampa
Josh Hazlewood
Extras 8 (b 0, lb 0, w 7, nb 1)
Total 153 (4 Wkts, 30.3 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
10-1 (Moises Henriques,2.2), 27-2 (Josh Philippe,7.4), 65-3 (Mitchell Marsh,13.4), 99-4 (Alex Carey,20.1),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Sheldon Cottrell3 0 34 1 11.33
Jason Holder5 0 17 0 3.40
Akeal Hosein10 1 29 1 2.90
Alzarri Joseph3 0 14 1 4.67
Hayden Walsh7 0 41 1 5.86
Kieron Pollard2 0 12 0 6.00
Nicholas Pooran0.3 0 6 0 20.00

Alex Carey has now been presented the trophy and he along with his teammates can now celebrate! That is it from our end for this series. We hope you enjoyed our coverage, please do join us for the games which are going to be played ahead. Till then, goodbye and take care!

Alex Carey says the commitment the group has shown is really good, the T20 series did not go their way but he is pleased with this performance. States it is very exciting to captain your country and it was a good team effort, the chase was a little bit ugly but on such a wicket it is fine and he is happy they bounced back strongly. Mentions the bowlers work really hard, they know their skills and it is good to have them in the side. Ends by saying, he has a lot of support throughout this series and he is very pleased with a series win.

Mitchell Starc, Man of the Series, says there have been plenty of ups and downs and he feels bowling is their strength as there is experience but the batting learned from the last game and did well. Adds it helps with Josh Hazlewood bowling from the other end, who is excellent and the spinners too are really good. Also says it is nice to do it against the Windies in Windies and he is pleased to contribute.

Kieron Pollard says they did not bat well, they did the hard work initially but then later on lost too many wickets, 153 was never going to be enough. States it has been challenging for them, they have not batted well in this series, both teams struggled on this wicket which was not a good pitch. Adds Akeal Hosein delivered, Hayden Walsh and Alzarri Joseph were also good. Ends by saying the Aussies were better and he hopes to concentrate on the games coming ahead

Ashton Agar, Man of the Match, says he always tries to do something special but it was an honor to give his brother the cap and he loves him. Mentions it was good conditions for the spinners and it was all about hitting the right lines and lengths. States it is always good to do it in a decider and he really wanted to win and he feels great. Ends by saying it is very special, the conditions were not easy, you do not get a lot of pitches like that and he hopes they get more such pitches.

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The Windies' bowling wasn’t that bad. Akeal Hosein was once again impressive, Hayden Walsh also had a decent outing. However, the pacers conceded far too many runs and that too quickly which just took the game away from them. Also, that drop of Alex Carey quite early in his innings also cost them. However, their batters let them down, they just did not have enough runs on the board.

After their bowlers with a combined effort, restricted the Windies to a low total, it was just about batting smart and that is what a few of their batsmen did. Yes, they did lose wickets at regular intervals but Alex Carey, Matthew Wade and Ashton Agar really played spin well and took their side over the line. The plan to keep sending left-handers when the spinners were bowling turned out to be a master stroke.

A very comfortable chase in the end for the Aussies and with that effort, they have not only won the game but also the series.

30.3
1
Nicholas Pooran to Matthew Wade, THERE IT IS! WADE HITS THE WINNING RUN! On middle, he pushes it towards cover for one. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 6 WICKETS!
30.2
4
Nicholas Pooran to Matthew Wade, DROPPED AND FOUR! Fifty for Wade! He would have been gutted with himself had he been dismissed on that ball. Immediately after playing the shot, he looked up in disappointment as he knew he was a goner but he got lucky. A full toss on off, he lofts it straight towards covers. Bravo there lets it through his hands and to the boundary. A really good innings, he played with a lot of responsibility and has played a vital role in taking his side over the line. SCORES NOW LEVEL!
30.1
1
Nicholas Pooran to Ashton Agar, Fuller and on off, Agar pushes it through covers for one.
29.6
0
Hayden Walsh to Matthew Wade, A dot to end! Wade remains on 46 and Australia still need 6. Floats it on middle, defended.
29.5
0
Hayden Walsh to Matthew Wade, Flatter and on off, Wade pushes it to covers.
29.4
0
Hayden Walsh to Matthew Wade, Shuffles across and then looks to sweep, the ball hits his hand and then the pads of the keeper.
29.3
4
Hayden Walsh to Matthew Wade, FOUR! Just a big hit away now are the Aussies and Wade just a boundary away! Short and outside off, Wade slaps it through covers for a boundary.
29.2
0
Hayden Walsh to Matthew Wade, Leading edge but safe! The googly on the pads, Wade looks to work it agains the turn on the leg side but it goes off a soft leading edge on the off side.
29.1
6
Hayden Walsh to Matthew Wade, SIX! Australia charging near to the victory! Pitches it up on middle. Wade gets into the position and slogs it over mid-wicket for a biggie.
28.6
1
Jason Holder to Matthew Wade, Length ball outside off. Wade opens his bat face and guides it to third man for one.
28.5
1
Jason Holder to Ashton Agar, Outside off, this is driven through point for a single.
28.4
0
Jason Holder to Ashton Agar, Full and around off. Blocked out.
28.3
0
Jason Holder to Ashton Agar, A slower short ball outside off. Agar dabs it late towards backward point.
28.2
0
Jason Holder to Ashton Agar, Another length ball outside off. Agar slaps it to point.
28.1
0
Jason Holder to Ashton Agar, On a length and around off. Agar blocks it out.
27.6
0
Hayden Walsh to Matthew Wade, Full and on off. Wade defends it out.
27.5
0
Hayden Walsh to Matthew Wade, Darted on the pads, this is flicked to square leg.
27.4
0
Hayden Walsh to Matthew Wade, NOT OUT! Pitches it up, full and around middle and leg. Wade prods forward to defend it but seems to miss it. The square leg fielder takes the catch as well. The umpire raises his finger. Wade straightaway goes for the review. Ultra Edge shows no bat. Ball tracking shows wickets missing. Good review from him. 

An appeal and Wade has been given out caught! He reviews. Nothing on Ultra Edge so now the LBW is being checked but the ball is going over.

27.3
0
Hayden Walsh to Matthew Wade, Full and on middle. Blocked out.
27.2
6
Hayden Walsh to Matthew Wade, SIX! Just 18 runs needed now! Serves another shorter ball on middle. Wade rocks back and pulls it all the way over mid-wicket for a biggie.
27.1
1
Hayden Walsh to Ashton Agar, Serves a shorter ball on off. Agar pulls it to long on for one run.
26.6
0
Jason Holder to Matthew Wade, Around off. Wade solidly blocks it out.
26.5
0
Jason Holder to Matthew Wade, A short ball angling on middle. Wade hops and blocks it out off his shoulders of his bat.
26.4
1
Jason Holder to Ashton Agar, Touch fuller on off. Agar pushes it through point for a single.
26.3
0
Jason Holder to Ashton Agar, On a length and on off. Agar blocks it out.
26.2
4
Jason Holder to Ashton Agar, FOUR! Australia in a hurry now! A short ball way outside off. Agar frees his arms and slashes it over point for a boundary.
26.1
1
Jason Holder to Matthew Wade, A short ball outside off. Wade dabs it to short third man for a single.
25.6
0
Akeal Hosein to Ashton Agar, Outside off, full ball. Agar pushes it on the off side.
25.5
4
Akeal Hosein to Ashton Agar, FOUR! Was that a chance? A slower short ball on middle. Agar rocks back, clears his front leg and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
25.4
0
Akeal Hosein to Ashton Agar, Another outside off ball. Agar pushes it to point.
25.3
0
Akeal Hosein to Ashton Agar, Tossed up outside off. Defended.
25.2
1
Akeal Hosein to Matthew Wade, Now flicks it with the angle towards square leg for one more.
25.1
0
Akeal Hosein to Matthew Wade, Flatter ball outside off. Wade swivels across and blocks it out.
24.6
0
Hayden Walsh to Ashton Agar, Shorter ball outisde off. Agar pulls it off the inner half, back to the bowler.
24.5
0
Hayden Walsh to Ashton Agar, Very full on middle. Squeezed back to the bowler.
24.4
0
Hayden Walsh to Ashton Agar, Again full but this time outside off. Agar looks to push but misses it completely.
24.3
0
Hayden Walsh to Ashton Agar, On middle. Pushed back to the bowler.
24.2
4
Hayden Walsh to Ashton Agar, FOUR! Well played! Pitches it up on middle. Agar drives it through diving mid off for a boundary.
24.1
1
Hayden Walsh to Matthew Wade, Comes around the wicket and bowls a full ball outside off. Wade strides forward and sweeps it to deep square leg for one.
23.6
0
Akeal Hosein to Ashton Agar, this time goes on the back foot to flick it away to square leg. 41 runs more needed.