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.
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!
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.
full on middle, backs away to drive and a thick edge goes wide of Pooran to the third man rope.
bouncer outside off, too high for Hazlewood to play and a bonus run and ball will come.
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.
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.
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 "
full on off stump at 130 kph, driven back past Cottrell to long-on for one.
short on the stumps, pulled along the ground into midwicket but picks out the man on the ring.
Cottrell returns for a death over.
slower ball again full and wide on fifth stump, driven to long-off for one.
slower wide yorker is speared out to deep point for a pair.
wide yorker lands outside the guidelines and Bravo will have to rebowl.
slower ball lands on a good length on off stump, slapped gently to Russell at long-on.
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.
slower yorker on middle, Zampa keeps the hands back to punch this to long-off.
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.
Bravo back again bowling around the wicket.
full toss at knee height on the legs, Christian can only manage to flick this tamely to deep backward square for one.
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.
bouncer on the stumps, leaves it alone hoping for another wide but umpire Brathwaite deems it went over leg stump.
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.