result
2nd T20I (N), Gros Islet, Jul 10 2021, Australia tour of West Indies
(19.2/20 ov, target 197)140
West Indies won by 56 runs
Player Of The Match
61 (36)
shimron-hetmyer
1:39
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• Andrew McGlashan

West Indies go 2-0 up as Australia fold for 140

Hetmyer, Bravo and Russell star with the bat for the hosts as Australia fall in a heap for the second night running

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Scores: Venkat Raghav
Comms: Peter Della Penna
Scorecard summary
West Indies196/4(20 overs)
Australia140/10(19.2 overs)

10.52 pm Australia lose 10 wickets in a T20 for the second time in a row, first time that has happened to them since 2010. Last night's win is proven to be no fluke for the hosts as they romp home by 56 runs again in St Lucia. Once again the Australia batting looks feeble after the top order is back in the sheds. Meanwhile the West Indies middle-order depth boosted them to a big total before the likes of Walsh Jr, Cottrell, Russell, and Bravo bowled intelligently and were backed up by superb fielding to defend the total.

Shimron Hetmyer names Man of the Match: "I think it was one of my best T20 innings. I think I paced it quite well. It really worked out well for me with the guys backing me to be the guy to just take it as deep as possible. Kudos to my team for giving me that role. I really didn't do anything much differently tonight. It was just having a partnership in the middle to set a platform for us. I'm trying to be someone who can not only play shots but also rotate the strike and be there as long as possible. I never batted with Bravo before so it was really nice to bat with him for the first time and have a 100-run partnership. He was just telling me to keep going and just do what you do best. I really trusted him batting and running between the wickets."

Australia captain Aaron Finch: "I don't think the wicket changed a huge amount again. It played pretty well. Chasing 190, you have to get off to a pretty good start and when your two openers get out cheaply, it puts a lot of pressure on a reasonably inexperienced - at least in terms of international T20 cricket - middle order. 110-run partnership between Hetmyer and Bravo, that's the difference in the game. I thought the front half of our [bowling] innings was pretty good. It's always tough bowling to a left-right combination with a big breeze going to one side of the ground."

Stand-in West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran: "Most pleasing is that tonight my record for winning the toss isn't good and we knew we'd have to bat first. We just said that we had to put a total on the board, do the same things we did last night but even better. The decision to send Dwayne up the order to keep a left-right combination was fantastic, seeing a senior player raising their hand and showing their experience. Dwayne asked the question [to come in at No. 5] and we just saw it was important to have a left-right combo with the wind factor so I held myself back. We know how dangerous we can be in the last five overs. We know how passionate Fabian is and sticking to the plan is very pleasing. Hayden, after working months and months day in and day out to come back tonight and be a match-winner for us is wonderful as well."

That's it from us tonight. Come back in two days for the third match in this series when I'll be back on the ball-by-ball duties with Andrew McGlashan. Until then, I'm Peter Della Penna. Take care!

19.2
W
Gayle to Hazlewood, OUT

the Universe Boss takes the final wicket. Full on the stumps, Hazlewood backs away for a big slog and misses. The stumps are rattled. Gayle with a very earthly non-celebration after the ball hits the timber to cement victory.

Josh Hazlewood b Gayle 4 (3m 2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200
19.1
1
Gayle to Starc, 1 run

full on the stumps, driven to long-on.

Gayle bowling this final over with his cap still on his head. Quite a few West Indians over the years have bowled in that style. Around the stumps.

end of over 198 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 139/9CRR: 7.31 RRR: 58.00
Josh Hazlewood4 (1)
Mitchell Starc7 (7)
Sheldon Cottrell 3-0-22-2
Dwayne Bravo 3-0-29-1
18.6
4
Cottrell to Hazlewood, FOUR runs

full on middle, backs away to drive and a thick edge goes wide of Pooran to the third man rope.

18.6
1w
Cottrell to Hazlewood, 1 wide

bouncer outside off, too high for Hazlewood to play and a bonus run and ball will come.

18.5
W
Cottrell to Zampa, OUT

good length angled across fourth stump, Zampa shovels this straight to backward point. Akeal Hosein on as a sub takes it at waist height reaching to his right on the ring. Cottrell is so bored by the lack of drama with seven balls to go that he doesn't bother breaking out his patented military salute wicket celebration. West Indies are romping to victory.

Adam Zampa c sub (AJ Hosein) b Cottrell 3 (8m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75
18.4
1
Cottrell to Starc, 1 run

short and wide on fifth stump, slices a cut behind point and kept to one by a good track and relay from Fletcher.

Alagu: "Will that wicket warrant a MOM to DJB? He is my candidate for the MOM". Don't forget his catches too.

18.3
1
Cottrell to Zampa, 1 run

slower ball lands short on the stumps, swats this high over the ring landing well short of Bravo at long-on.

BanjarePrashant: "Hayden Walsh is among their wickets again today and it shows that good spin bowling helps you to thwart back the batsman during the middle of innings "

18.2
1
Cottrell to Starc, 1 run

full on off stump at 130 kph, driven back past Cottrell to long-on for one.

18.1
Cottrell to Starc, no run

short on the stumps, pulled along the ground into midwicket but picks out the man on the ring.

Cottrell returns for a death over.

end of over 187 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 131/8CRR: 7.27 RRR: 33.00
Mitchell Starc5 (4)
Adam Zampa2 (2)
Dwayne Bravo 3-0-29-1
Andre Russell 3-0-22-1
17.6
1
Bravo to Starc, 1 run

slower ball again full and wide on fifth stump, driven to long-off for one.

17.5
2
Bravo to Starc, 2 runs

slower wide yorker is speared out to deep point for a pair.

17.5
1w
Bravo to Starc, 1 wide

wide yorker lands outside the guidelines and Bravo will have to rebowl.

17.4
1
Bravo to Zampa, 1 run

slower ball lands on a good length on off stump, slapped gently to Russell at long-on.

17.3
1
Bravo to Starc, 1 run

full and wide yorker on sixth stump driven to long-off.

Pratap: "This aus side looks very ordinary in batting point of view. " Everyone looks ordinary in comparison to the firepower in the Windies lineup.

17.2
1
Bravo to Zampa, 1 run

slower yorker on middle, Zampa keeps the hands back to punch this to long-off.

17.1
W
Bravo to Christian, OUT

yorker pitches well outside leg stump and ricochets off Christian's pads on a failed charging heave before clattering into the stumps. Last rites not far away.

Dan Christian b Bravo 9 (17m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90

Bravo back again bowling around the wicket.

end of over 179 runs
AUS: 124/7CRR: 7.29 RRR: 24.33
Dan Christian9 (9)
Mitchell Starc1 (1)
Andre Russell 3-0-22-1
Hayden Walsh 4-0-29-3
16.6
1
Russell to Christian, 1 run

full toss at knee height on the legs, Christian can only manage to flick this tamely to deep backward square for one.

16.5
2
Russell to Christian, 2 runs

yorker on fourth stump, digs this out flat toward wide long-on. The relay from Fletcher hits the stumps at the striker's end but Christian is back in.

16.4
Russell to Christian, no run

bouncer on the stumps, leaves it alone hoping for another wide but umpire Brathwaite deems it went over leg stump.

16.3
4
Russell to Christian, FOUR runs

overpitched on middle, stays in his crease in an orthodox position this time and drives this cleanly back over the umpire's head for a boundary.

Best performances - batters
Shimron Hetmyer portrait
SO Hetmyer WI
61 runs (36)
2 fours
4 sixes
Control69%
Productive shot
flick
20 runs
2 fours
0 six
293027776
Mitchell Marsh portrait
MR Marsh AUS
54 runs (42)
5 fours
1 six
Control83%
Productive shot
flick
11 runs
1 four
0 six
4198104117
Best performances - bowlers
Hayden Walsh portrait
HR Walsh WI
O
4
M
0
R
29
W
3
ECO
7.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Sheldon Cottrell profile photo
SS Cottrell WI
O
3
M
0
R
22
W
2
ECO
7.33
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
TossAustralia, elected to field first
SeriesAustralia tour of West Indies
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Shimron Hetmyer
Shimron Hetmyer
Series resultWest Indies led the 5-match series 2-0
Match numberT20I no. 1188
Match days10 July 2021 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Gregory Brathwaite
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Joel Wilson
TV Umpire
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Patrick Gustard
Reserve Umpire
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Leslie Reifer
Match Referee
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Richie Richardson