RESULT
38th Match, Group 1, Abu Dhabi, November 06, 2021, ICC Men's T20 World Cup
(16.2/20 ov, T:158) 161/2

Australia won by 8 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)

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Scorecard summary
West Indies 157/7(20 overs)
Evin Lewis 29 (26)
Adam Zampa1/20 (4)
Australia 161/2(16.2 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
David WarnerAUS100.989(56)100.72100.9--0
Josh HazlewoodAUS78.91--04/395.0378.91
Mitchell MarshAUS74.3253(32)60.0358.510/16-15.82
Kieron PollardWI43.0644(31)44.5643.06--0
Adam ZampaAUS40.85--01/201.0440.85

Australia win by eight wickets and have given their net run-rate another boost. They are very close to the semi-finals now. They will know for sure in a few hours after England-South Africa. The latter part of that game felt like a farewell party for Gayle and Bravo. We know for sure that Bravo is done, but we are yet to have confirmation from Gayle. Magnificent careers for both of them. But Australia were superb today. They responded excellently to a strong start from the West Indies openers, led by Josh Hazlewood, and knocked off the runs at a canter thanks to David Warner and Mitchell Marsh. The Australians are creating a guard of honour for Bravo and Gayle who are both autographing the camera. They are applauded off the field. Bravo has a little champion dance with Warner.

Man of the match David Warner "Felt satisfying to be there at the end. The key was to play my natural game. It's about targeting the first two balls and I was able to do that. [Our bowlers] have been outstanding. We knew they would come out hard against us. We know the firepower West Indies have and got to a very competitive total. DJ [Bravo] has been a benchmark for all players coming through, and Chris, he's someone I look up to."

Our coverage of England-South Africa has started here with all the latest on the maths.

Kieron Pollard: "Overall it's been a disappointing campaign. In terms of the batting we have not done well at all. Our bowling has been decent but not good enough. It's the end of a generation, we have some guys who have done good things for T20 cricket in our team and around the world. We as people are very proud. We have to look at the way we play T20 cricket. What we've seen is that one guy in the top four has to bat as long as possible. Going forward need to do that better. We have to start from a foundation now."

Aaron Finch: "It was a really pleasing day. I thought it was going to be a long day the way Evin Lewis played. We held our nerve nicely. The way [David] managed his innings, got off to a flyer and allowed Mitch Marsh to get into his innings. He's been a super player for a long time. Can't understand why people doubted him. We have to wait for the South Africa-England game and keep our fingers crossed. I'm sure someone will be streaming it. If it doesn't go our way we can hold our head high that we won four out of five."

I'll wrap things up for this match. Head over and join our coverage of the next one. It's been a victory for Australia today and a couple of farewells (it looked like) from West Indies. From Gnasher and Saurabh it's goodbye and thanks for joining us.

16.2
4
Chase to Warner, FOUR runs

tucked off the pads, just wide of Gayle at leg slip

16.1
Chase to Warner, no run

full at the toes, clipped to backward square

Chase to bowl. Slip and a leg slip

end of over 167 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 157/2CRR: 9.81 RRR: 0.25 • Need 1 from 24b
David Warner85 (54b 8x4 4x6)
Chris Gayle 1-0-7-1
Dwayne Bravo 4-0-36-0
15.6
W
Gayle to Marsh, OUT

driven to mid-off, Gayle has a wicket! And he hugs Mitchell Marsh. Not sure Marsh really appreciated that. A full ball, Marsh trying to finish, thumps his drive but head-height to Holder

Mitchell Marsh c Holder b Gayle 53 (32b 5x4 2x6 69m) SR: 165.62
15.5
1
Gayle to Warner, 1 run

pushed off the pads to deep square leg

15.4
2
Gayle to Warner, 2 runs

angled into the pads, tucked backward of square, Warner sprints back for the second and hurls himself across the crease. Not sure that was entirely needed

15.3
2
Gayle to Warner, 2 runs

a lofted drive inside out over cover, much more control in that

15.3
1w
Gayle to Warner, 1 wide

missed stumping! Pushes this down the leg side, Warner stumbles out of his crease but Pooran can't gather

15.2
Gayle to Warner, no run

now he reverse sweeps, picks out short third man...plenty of smiles from Gayle

15.2
1w
Gayle to Warner, 1 wide

sweeps again, appeal for a catch down the leg side

15.1
Gayle to Warner, no run

round the wicket, Warner starts a reverse sweep then goes for the conventional sweep

Here he is! Chris Gayle

end of over 1517 runs
AUS: 150/1CRR: 10.00 RRR: 1.60 • Need 8 from 30b
David Warner80 (49b 8x4 4x6)
Mitchell Marsh53 (31b 5x4 2x6)
Dwayne Bravo 4-0-36-0
Jason Holder 2-0-26-0
14.6
1
Dwayne Bravo to Warner, 1 run

full at off stump, driven down to long-off. The end of a great career. Well bowled, DJ Bravo.

Bravo's last ball for West Indies

14.5
6
Dwayne Bravo to Warner, SIX runs

that's huge over square leg! A length ball on leg stump, Warner gets underneath and pulls it high and handsome

14.4
4
Dwayne Bravo to Warner, FOUR runs

goodness me! Bravo over the wicket, it's a slower ball angling across, Warner switches his hands, dances across the crease, and swats it out to deep point

14.3
1
Dwayne Bravo to Marsh, 1 run

full and wide outside off, picks out mid-off on the edge of the ring

Jigar Shah: "Warner's form means Aus is now serious contender for winning the Tournament. "

14.2
2lb
Dwayne Bravo to Marsh, 2 leg byes

full toss on the pads, aims to flick it away, only comes off the pad yet they can take two

14.1
2
Dwayne Bravo to Marsh, 2 runs

swings across the line and sends it backward of square, a tumbling save on the ope

14.1
1w
Dwayne Bravo to Marsh, 1 wide

full outside leg stump, just misses the boot, given wide

Tonmoy: "We will miss you universe boss." Here's Bravo final over in international cricket

end of over 1411 runs
AUS: 133/1CRR: 9.50 RRR: 4.16 • Need 25 from 36b
David Warner69 (46b 7x4 3x6)
Mitchell Marsh50 (28b 5x4 2x6)
Jason Holder 2-0-26-0
Dwayne Bravo 3-0-21-0
13.6
Holder to Warner, no run

misses a drive this time, defeated by the change of pace

13.5
1
Holder to Marsh, 1 run

clips a low full toss down to long-on and takes Marsh to a 28-ball fifty. He hasn't lost that form

13.4
4
Holder to Marsh, FOUR runs

down to third man again! Swings hard at a full delivery outside off, flies squarer off the edge this time, the other side of short third man, and races away

Best performances - batters
DA Warner
DA Warner AUS
89 runs (56)
9 fours4 sixes
Control
80%
Productive shot
pull
17 runs
0 four2 sixes
11811121217315
MR Marsh
MR Marsh AUS
53 runs (32)
5 fours2 sixes
Control
75%
Productive shot
flick
18 runs
1 four1 six
1701403937
Best performances - bowlers
JR Hazlewood
JR Hazlewood AUS
O
4
M
0
R
39
W
4
ECO
9.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
A Zampa
A Zampa AUS
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
1
ECO
5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossAustralia, elected to field first
Series
Season2021/22
Player Of The Match
Australia
David Warner
Match numberT20I no. 1398
Match days6 November 2021 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
Zimbabwe
Langton Rusere
England
Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
Pakistan
Aleem Dar
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Adrian Holdstock
Match Referee
India
Javagal Srinath
PointsAustralia 2, West Indies 0
Language
English
Hindi
Win Probability
AUS 100%
WIAUS
100%50%100%WI InningsAUS Innings

Over 17 • AUS 161/2

Australia won by 8 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
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