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AUS vs WI T20I Series: Australia Restrained WI to Win the 2nd T20I by 31 Runs

AUS vs WI T20I Series: Australia Restrained WI to Win the 2nd T20I by 31 Runs

On the ground of The Gabba, Brisbane, on October 7, 2022, the captains of WI and Aus came up for the toss and West Indies took the lead here, opting to field first. 

On a beautiful evening in Brisbane, Warner and Green opened the batting against Mayers’ bowling attack. 

Without wasting any time, Warner got two successive boundaries in the first over only, marking a score of 8-0 after 1st over. Cameron Green left the pitch early, losing his wicket to Alzarri Joseph. 

Aaron Finch joined Warner but was of negligible contribution for the side after 6 overs while Warner smashed off of multiple fours and a six, moving the score, crossing half-century 53-1 after 7 overs. Within just 8 overs, Warner attempted yorkers and in-swingers, scoring 50 off 30 single-handedly in 7.5 overs. 

Warner played multiple flying dives sharing the batting with Finch, they managed to get a score of 79-1 after 9 overs. Fueling 15 runs in 19 balls, Finch lost his wicket to Obed McCoy. Smashing powerful attacks with the bat, Warner got 75 off 40 and lost his wicket to Odean Smith; Aus stood at 95-2 after 11.1 overs. 

Australia having Steven Smith and Glenn Maxwell on the crease, the side crossed century after 13 overs with a score of 102-4. 

Wrapping the match, Australia set a record of 178-7 after 20 overs. 

For a chase of 179 runs in the second innings, Mayers and Charles came on the ground with their bat to face the bowling of Starc. Getting a six to the fuller on a throw from Starc, Mayers lost his wicket and Brandon King took the batting charge. 

Both the batters struggled to score some runs in the next two overs, and WI had a score of 14-1 after 3 overs. To keep up the chase, Charles gave well-direction to the balls and smashed, meanwhile, King joined and drilled beautiful fours and sixes, crossing the score to 53-1 after 7 overs. 

Getting 23 off 18, Brandon King lost his wicket to Adam Zampa in 7.3 overs. Losing two more wickets in the next few overs, WI had a score of 76-4 after 11 overs. 

The run-association of Rovman Powell and Jason Holder managed to move the score to 88-4 after 12 overs. West Indies got a century in 14.1 overs, Akeal Hosein slammed a superb shot for a boundary. 

Playing all the overs, West Indies made a cumulative effort of sealing the score to 147-8 but Australia won by 31 runs. 

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