Australia defeats West Indies in a close encounter and Indian fans are worried
Australia despite being at 38-4 at one stage managed to defeated West Indies by 15 runs at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. With Steve Smith’s steady innings of 73 and Nathan Coulter Nile’s career-best 92 Aussies posted a respectable total of 288. West Indies team fell 15 runs short in the chase which they were controlling till 40th over.
Steve Smith and Nathan Coulter Nile wrote the plot of Aussie’s win
Batting first Australian team started poorly and lost half the side at the score of 79. West Indies pacers ripped Kangaroo’s top order including the in-form David Warner and Usman Khawaja. Smith anchored the innings and Coulter Nile launched 8 fours and 4 sixes in the 60 balls 92. They combined for 102 runs for the seventh wicket in just 82 balls to give their bowlers a chance.
Mitchell Strac halted the Windies lower order to escape a loss
West Indies stared poor and lost their openers at 31 by 5th over. There were several partnerships in between which kept them in the match. At one stage they needed less than run a ball with Andre Russel and Jason Holder at the crease, but they somehow managed to lose the match. The dangerous looking West Indies batsmen became the victim of late assault by Mitchell Starc in the last hour of the game. Starc took 5 wickets by spending only 46 runs in 10 overs.
Indians fans nervous ahead of the much-awaited clash
Australia has reached second on the points table after their second win in 2 matches. Aussies won from a point where it was difficult to win. The Australian team is all set to lock horns with the Indian team at Oval, London on 9th June. The form of Australia has scared Indian fans a bit as the most successful team in the World Cup were able to contain West Indies dangerous batting.
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