RESULT
4th T20I (N), Gros Islet, July 14, 2021, Australia tour of West Indies
(20 ov, T:190) 185/6

Australia won by 4 runs

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75 (44) & 3/24
mitchell-marsh
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Scorecard summary
Australia 189/6(20 overs)
Aaron Finch 53 (37)
Fabian Allen1/31 (4)
West Indies 185/6(20 overs)
Evin Lewis 31 (14)
Adam Zampa2/20 (4)
end of over 206 runs
WI: 185/6CRR: 9.25 
Andre Russell24 (13b 3x6)
Hayden Walsh0 (0b)
Mitchell Starc 4-0-37-0
Riley Meredith 4-0-57-1

Australia win by four runs and make it 3-1 in the series. What a terrific game that was from start to finish. Australia raced out of the blocks thanks to Mitchell Marsh and were then pulled back by Hayden Walsh Jr. Then Lendl Simmons started the chase in style before Marsh and Adam Zampa turned the match before Fabian Allen took Riley Meredith for four sixes. However, Mitchell Starc stood tall to deny Andre Russell in the last over. Was it the right call not to take those runs? You can understand Russell backing himself. An excellent contest. I'll bring you the presentations shortly.

Taha Sh: "Starc should be given the Motm award for that last over itself, won the match out of nowhere after that disastrous over from Meredith"

arun g: "Backing yourself to hit the big shots is fine! But, turning down singles with 4 wickets in hand, especially when you can run byes with the keeper standing back, doesn't seem to make sense. That would have put the bowler under so much more pressure in the last 2 deliveries!"

Max: "Geez, what a game! Although Finch may have almost lost it for Australia by picking Meredith over Behrendorff."

Mitchell Marsh is player of the match. "I thought the new ball came on really well tonight. We saw that with both teams. Growing up at the WACA, I love [facing] fast bowling, a bit of fun. It was a great all-round performance from all our bowlers. I thought it was probably par, the wicket slowed up towards the back end but with West Indies you never think it's enough."

Nicholas Pooran "We didn't start properly, the momentum shifted in the fourth over. We let them get away from us and didn't execute as good as wanted to. Maybe we could have got more singles in the middle overs, that last over was well executed by Mitchell Starc so well bowled to him. The way Hayden bowled again, Fabien Allen with the bat, he looked like Superman, so a lot of positives."

Aaron Finch "We stuck at it all the way, they got away in the Powerplay but that can happen. The way Mitch got away to flier allowed me to sit back. Then it was a chance for both of us to accelerate after the rain break. We knew if Mitchell Starc executes he's as good as anyone in the world. Lot of faith in him. The way Adam Zampa bowled through the middle, Mitch Marsh and Jason Behrendorff, took the pace off the ball."

I'll wrap things up there for today. We'll be back for the final match of the series on Friday. For now, from Gnasher and Peter, it's goodbye and thanks for joining us.

19.6
6
Starc to Russell, SIX runs

swung over the leg side, finds the gap at deep midwicket but it's Australia's game. Just too late from Russell tonight.

Starc has done it

19.5
Starc to Russell, no run

big full toss, swung high into the air, doesn't get the timing, lands safe but no runs taken

Needs two sixes now

19.4
Starc to Russell, no run

full, angled into the pads, Russell misses his swing this time and rebounds off the pads to short third man

19.3
Starc to Russell, no run

low full toss at the pads, swung out to deep midwicket and the run is again declined

11 off 4. All on Russell

19.2
Starc to Russell, no run

full, angled in at the pads, clubbed straight to deep midwicket and again he turns down the run

11 off 5

19.1
Starc to Russell, no run

round the wicket, a yorker outside leg stump, knocks Russell off his feet, goes through midwicket but he doesn't run

Who gets the final over? Will be Starc. 11 needed off six balls.

end of over 1925 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 179/6CRR: 9.42 RRR: 11.00 • Need 11 from 6b
Andre Russell18 (7b 2x6)
Riley Meredith 4-0-57-1
Mitchell Starc 3-0-31-0
18.6
W
Meredith to Allen, OUT

edged, caught behind! Full and wide outside off, goes for another big and gets a thin edge. Has that come too late for Australia

Fabian Allen c †Wade b Meredith 29 (21m 14b 2x4 3x6) SR: 207.14
18.5
6
Meredith to Allen, SIX runs

three in row! Onto the grass banks. What an innings from Allen. Who needs Andre Russell? This was wider outside off, another slower ball, Allen opened the face a touch and carved it over deep point

18.4
6
Meredith to Allen, SIX runs

this is even bigger! Oh boy, what a display. Meredith went back-of-a-length with a slower ball, Allen couldn't have hit this any sweeter over deep midwicket

Huge pressure on Meredith now

18.3
6
Meredith to Allen, SIX runs

huge...six more! A big full toss outside off from Meredith and Allen dispatches it over long-on into the stands

18.2
1
Meredith to Russell, 1 run

gets the yorker in outside off, Russell swings and it takes an inside edge to the leg side. Russell annoyed

18.1
6
Meredith to Russell, SIX runs

crunched! A low full toss outside off, almighty power from Russell as it rockets down the ground. Long-on barely had to move and couldn't get it

This is an interesting call. Meredith for the 19th ahead of Behrendoff

end of over 1811 runs
WI: 154/5CRR: 8.55 RRR: 18.00 • Need 36 from 12b
Fabian Allen11 (10b 2x4)
Andre Russell11 (5b 1x6)
Mitchell Starc 3-0-31-0
Jason Behrendorff 3-0-24-0
17.6
Starc to Allen, no run

beats the off stump with a low full toss that Allen can't get a connection on...West Indies still just about in touch

17.5
4
Starc to Allen, FOUR runs

magnificent shot! You won't see better than that. Starc offers up length this time, Allen lofts it over wide mid-off

17.4
4
Starc to Allen, FOUR runs

over short third man! Curtly Ambrose picked it on commentary. Low full toss, Allen swings hard and the thick edge flies in the air over the man inside the ring

17.3
Starc to Allen, no run

terrific yorker! How did that miss? Lands it perfectly just outside off stump. Allen swings and misses

17.2
1
Starc to Russell, 1 run

very wide on the crease from round the wicket, a full toss at the stumps, driven powerfully but long-off is stationed very straight. Russell off strike

17.1
2
Starc to Russell, 2 runs

lands short of deep cover, and Carey nearly done by the spin! He's used to having the gloves in. A scything drive from Russell at a delivery outside off. Was a good recovery from Carey

Mitchell Starc to try and close this out

end of over 1710 runs
WI: 143/5CRR: 8.41 RRR: 15.66 • Need 47 from 18b
Andre Russell8 (3b 1x6)
Fabian Allen3 (6b)
Jason Behrendorff 3-0-24-0
Mitchell Marsh 4-0-24-3
16.6
1
Behrendorff to Russell, 1 run

drags the length back, 112kph, another slower ball, swatted through square leg but the deep fielder does well to keep it to a single

16.5
6
Behrendorff to Russell, SIX runs

there we go! Full at the stumps, Russell keeps his head down and crunches it over wide long-on

Best performances - batters
MR Marsh
MR Marsh AUS
75 runs (44)
4 fours6 sixes
Control
67%
Productive shot
pull
19 runs
0 four3 sixes
047113201812
LMP Simmons
LMP Simmons WI
72 runs (48)
10 fours2 sixes
Control
70%
Productive shot
flick
13 runs
2 fours0 six
81620810199
Best performances - bowlers
MR Marsh
MR Marsh AUS
O
4
M
0
R
24
W
3
ECO
6
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
HR Walsh
HR Walsh WI
O
4
M
0
R
27
W
3
ECO
6.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Australia
Mitchell Marsh
Series resultWest Indies led the 5-match series 3-1
Match numberT20I no. 1190
Match days14 July 2021 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
West Indies
Gregory Brathwaite
West Indies
Patrick Gustard
TV Umpire
West Indies
Joel Wilson
Reserve Umpire
West Indies
Nigel Duguid
Match Referee
West Indies
Richie Richardson
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