Australia vs West Indies Third T-20 Match Report 2021

Chris Gayle scored a belligerent 67 as West Indies comprehensively defeated Australia by 6 wickets in the third T-20 international to take an unassailable 3-0 lead on Monday.

Australia made three changes with Alex Carey, Ashton Turner and Riley Meredith replacing Josh Philippe, Ben McDermott and Ashton Agar, while West Indies included Obed McCoy in place of Fidel Edwards.

Skipper Aaron Finch won the toss for the third consecutive time and and elected to bat first for the first time. The pair of Matthew Wade along with Aaron Finch got their team off to a solid start. The duo added 41 runs for the opening wicket before the former was bowled by McCoy.

The in form Mitchell Marsh was trapped leg before wicket by Fabian Allen for just 9. Hayden Walsh dismissed Alex Carey and Finch, leaving the Aussies in a spot of bother at 80/4.

The pair of Moises Henriques and Ashton Turner stitched together a valuable 59 run stand for the fifth wicket before the former was dismissed by Dwayne Bravo for a 29 ball-33.

The Aussies failed to get going in the final overs and ended up with a below par score of 141/6 at the end of their allotted 20 overs.

Walsh was the pick of the bowlers for West Indies with figures of 2/18, while Dwayne Bravo, Obed McCoy and Fabian Allen claimed a wicket each.

Chasing 142, Windies lost Andre Fletcher bowled by Mitchell Starc in the third ball of the innings. Lendl Simmons along with Chris Gayle added 38 runs for the second wicket stand before the former was caught at deep point by Starc off Riley Meredith.

The 41 year old Gayle attacked from the onset and smashed the Aussies bowlers to all parts of the ground. The Universe Boss scored an entertaining 67 before falling to Meredith. His knock came off 38 balls with four fours and seven sixes.

Skipper Nicholas Pooran provided the finishing touches by scoring an unbeaten on 32 as Windies chased down the target of 142 in 14.5 overs.

The final two matches will be played on 15th & 17th July respectively.

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