Australia vs West Indies, 2nd T20I Highlights: Australia swept the two-match series on Friday by defeating West Indies by 31 runs in the second T20I in Brisbane. West Indies were limited to 147 for eight when chasing a goal of 179 thanks to Mitchell Starc’s four wicket haul. David Warner earlier scored 75 runs as Australia totaled 178/7 in 20 overs.
Before Warner was finally dismissed by Odean Smith in the 12th over, the left-handed batter had amassed 75 runs. In the second and final T20I match against Australia on Friday at the Gabba in Brisbane, West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran won the toss and decided to bowl first. When they take on West Indies in the second T20I encounter, Australia under the leadership of Aaron Finch will attempt to win the two-match series.
Australia vs West Indies 2nd T20I : David Warner is the player of the match
After a thrilling first T20I between the two teams, Australia was able to claim victory as they chased down 146 in the final over thanks to Matthew Wade’s crucial knock. As they prepare for the next T20 World Cup, which will be played Down Under, both nations will try to find the proper combination.
On Wednesday, the defending T20 World Cup champion Australians defeated the West Indies by three wickets with one ball remaining in the series opener on the Gold Coast. The West Indies had dropped two catches in the final over.
Raymond Reifer and Sheldon Cottrell were replaced in the West Indies’ bowling attack by Akeal Hosein and Obed McCoy. The sole change for Australia was the batting order, when Mitch Marsh was replaced by Steve Smith at No. 3.
On the Gold Coast, the Australians won the toss and dismissed the West Indies for a score of 145-9.
Australia then came back from 58-5 in the eighth over to win it in a thrilling finale on the strength of a 69-run sixth wicket between the skipper and Matt Wade. Regular opener Aaron Finch was batting at No. 4 and scored 58 runs.
After the Caribbean Premier League season, seven players of the West Indies team that participated in the CPL final last Friday landed in Australia this week.
The West Indies will play two unofficial exhibition games in Melbourne the following week after the series against Australia before opening the T20 World Cup preliminary round on October 17 against Scotland in Hobart.
Australia’s title defense starts Oct. 22 against New Zealand in a rematch of the final of the previous edition in the United Arab Emirates last November