T20 World Cup 2024: Pooran and Powell’s flamboyant fifties lead West Indies to a thrilling victory over Australia by 35 runs

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024: The West Indies vs Australia warm match played at Queen’s Park Oval witnessed a striking performance by West Indies Batsmen. Australia after winning the toss decided to bowl first, allowing batting to the Windies.

Shai Hope and Johnson Charles opened the inning for West Indies and established a good start. Meanwhile, Australian Left-arm Orthodex bowler Ashton Agar strikes with the wicket of Hope.

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After falling the first wicket, Nicholas Pooran comes to the crease and scores 75 runs in just 25 balls with a strike rate of 300. He hits 5 maximums and 8 fours.

In this warm-up match, of West Indies vs Australia, a total of 479 runs were tallied, culminating in a victory for West Indies over Australia by a convincing margin of 35 runs. Despite Australia’s challenge with only nine players and a lengthy tail, they were tasked with chasing down 256 runs.

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However, their innings didn’t commence auspiciously as David Warner departed early. Ashton Agar, an unexpected force, showcased some powerful hitting before succumbing on 28. Mitchell Marsh’s contribution was brief as he fell cheaply.

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Subsequently, Josh Inglis and Tim David assumed control, displaying aggressive batting. Both players launched into the attack, consistently finding the boundary with ease. Despite a valiant 63-run partnership, Tim David’s departure halted their momentum.

Matthew Wade’s stint at the crease was short-lived, followed swiftly by Josh Inglis, who seemed well set. Nathan Ellis then provided a notable late surge, but it proved insufficient for victory. Despite their limited resources, Australia persisted until the end, displaying commendable resilience.

West Indies’ batting gave glimpses of their fearless batting and their preparedness for the upcoming coveted title of ICC men’s T20 World Cup 2024.