5th T20I (N), Gros Islet, July 16, 2021, Australia tour of West Indies
(20 ov, T:200) 183/9

West Indies won by 16 runs

Player Of The Match
79 (34)
Player Of The Series
12 wkts
Full commentary
end of over 2015 runs
AUS: 183/9CRR: 9.15 
Mitchell Swepson14 (12b 1x6)
Josh Hazlewood13 (5b 1x4 1x6)
Hayden Walsh 4-0-43-1
Sheldon Cottrell 4-0-28-3

West Indies win by 16 runs and take the series 4-1. Another solid all-round display from the home side. They were on track for a bigger total before they faded at the death and for a little while Australia gave the chase a good shake but they couldn't sustained it. Don't overlook the role played by Chris Gayle with the ball: 3-0-9-0. Plenty of the Australians made starts but couldn't kick on to match Evin Lewis' innings earlier in the evening. Very satisfying series for West Indies as they build towards the World Cup but, aside from the outstanding Mitchell Marsh, not a vast amount of gains for Australia.

Player of the Match is Evin Lewis. "I stayed still and watched the ball onto the bat. Always good to contribute to a win. I've been working extremely hard from 2017 to now. [This series] means a lot to me, when you score runs against these teams you feel very good. It's good for us, we have a lot of confidence going into Pakistan but want to keep playing smart cricket."

Aaron Finch. "Mitch Marsh stood out with his first opportunity at No. 3. Though the way we defended in the back 10 overs in this game was impressive and our Powerplay bowling has been pretty good in the other games. We just haven't backed it up with the bat. There's some guys there with not a huge amount of international experience so it can tough at times, not too critical of them, more experience at the top and we probably didn't do enough. Winning would have been nice but feel as though we have some more information.

Player of the Series is Hayden Walsh Jr. "This is very special, the first series back in West Indies colours. Relived all the hard work is paying off. When I get the opportunity I grabbed and ran with it. The guys are really happy to win this 4-1. We've been a little down against South Africa but the teamwork was really good coming into this series. [On the fielding crown] This series I'll hand it to him [Allen] and take the second.

Nicholas Pooran "Wonderful achievement not just myself but also the team. We wanted to come here and play proper cricket. Spin is very important, we know in T20 cricket legspinners are champs, you are also asking for wickets. We are very happy for Hayden, he works so hard and he's winning games for us. We'll take 4-1 and that has done a lot for West Indies cricket. Leadership is tough, especially when there's a lot of information to gather and you aren't sure what is best. I learnt different things. You have to have a thick skin and keep going forward. Can't single out anyone, there are so many leaders. Every meeting someone has positive to say. Trevor Penney has worked so much on our fielding. Allen took that catch and changed the game for us."

As the West Indies players gather with the trophy I'll wrap things up there for today. It's been an enjoyable series to bring to you. Myself and Peter will be back with you next week for the one-day series in Barbados but, for now, goodbye and thanks for joining us.

Walsh to Swepson, 2 runs

short and pulled out to deep midwicket and that's that

Walsh to Hazlewood, 1 run

drags a slog sweep down the ground to long-on

Walsh to Hazlewood, no run

pushed wider outside off, driven along the ground to cover

Walsh to Hazlewood, SIX runs

and another! That's huge over long-on...Hazlewood is batting like Lara

Walsh to Hazlewood, FOUR runs

that's a very pleasing stroke from Hazlewood, lofted inside out over extra cover

Walsh to Hazlewood, 2 runs

slog sweep, big top edge, lands into space away from deep midwicket

Final over of the series for Walsh

end of over 193 runs • 2 wickets
AUS: 168/9CRR: 8.84 RRR: 32.00 • Need 32 runs from 6b
Mitchell Swepson12 (11b 1x6)
Josh Hazlewood0 (0b)
Sheldon Cottrell 4-0-28-3
Hayden Walsh 3-0-28-1
Cottrell to Swepson, no run

swing and a miss outside off

Cottrell to Swepson, no run

another wide slower ball but Swepson has gone across outside off

Cottrell to Swepson, 1 run, OUT

length ball outside off, driven in the air over cover...Zampa is scampering to make his ground, and the the bat is over the line but in the air!. That's not great running technique from Zampa. Good throw from the deep by Walsh

Adam Zampa run out (Walsh/Cottrell) 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 5m) SR: 0
Cottrell to Swepson, no run

back of a length, straight, crunched back towards Cottrell who does well in his follow through

Cottrell to Swepson, 1 wide

another wild delivery outside off, it's been a mixed bag at the end of the innings

Cottrell to Swepson, 1 wide

a slower ball gets far too wide outside off

Cottrell to Behrendorff, OUT

simple catch at long-off...full outside off, lofted down the ground and Allen just had to stand there this time

Jason Behrendorff c Allen b Cottrell 5 (7b 0x4 0x6 10m) SR: 71.42
Cottrell to Behrendorff, no run

back of a length, slower ball, outside off, is through his shot far too early

35 off 12 isn't impossible, but...

end of over 1810 runs
AUS: 165/7CRR: 9.16 RRR: 17.50 • Need 35 runs from 12b
Mitchell Swepson11 (7b 1x6)
Jason Behrendorff5 (5b)
Hayden Walsh 3-0-28-1
Sheldon Cottrell 3-0-25-2
Walsh to Swepson, SIX runs

clears long-off! That's a sweet hit from Swepson. Full outside off, he held his shape well as he swung through the line

Walsh to Swepson, no run

moves well outside leg stump, Walsh follows him and he can't get it away

Walsh to Behrendorff, 1 run

gets a thick inside edge past the stumps as he looks to drive

Walsh to Swepson, 1 run

uses his feet and drives down the ground to long-off

Walsh to Swepson, no run

pulled into midwicket

Walsh to Swepson, 2 runs

short of a length, a googly, swatted into the leg side

Walsh Jr returns

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