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Australia easily defeated the West Indies in the second ODI match

Australia easily defeated the West Indies in the second ODI match

Australia Easily Defeated the West Indies:

Australia easily Defeated the West Indies in the Second ODI match to take a Decisive 0-2 lead in the Series*.

In the second Match of the Series Played in Canberra, Australia* batted first and Scored 258 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in the allotted 50 overs*.

On Behalf of the Kangaroos, Sean Abbott Played a key role in taking the team’s* total past 250 runs by Playing an Innings of 69 runs.

Apart from this, Matthew Short played an innings of 41 runs and Cameron Greene Played an Innings of 33 runs, while Marence Labushin and Irwin Hardy got out with 26 and 26 Runs Respectively*.

West Indies:

West Indies’ Godakesh 3, Alzari Joseph, and Romario Shepherd took two wickets each*.

Chasing a target of 259 runs, West Indies managed to score 175 in the 44th over*.

Kayasi Carty scored 40 runs, Shai Hope scored 29 runs and Ruston Chase played an innings of 25 runs*.

On behalf of Australia, Sean Abbott and Josh Hazlewood took three wickets each, while Will Sutherland took two, Adam Zampa and Aaron Hardy took one each.

It should be noted that the third ODI match between Australia and West Indies will be played on February 6.

Man-of-the-Match

Man-of-the-match Shaun Abbott took three wickets and scored an entertaining 69 as Australia beat West Indies by 83 runs in the second one-day international on Sunday to clinch the three-match series.

Chasing 258/9, the visitors were bowled out for 175 in the 44th over at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Abbott took 3/40 while Josh Hazlewood took 3/43.

“It was a tough start to the game, the West Indies bowled pretty well early on. It was a tough surface, but our late middle order did a great job,” Australia captain Steve Smith said.

“I thought 250 was par and we came out and did really well with the ball.”

Australia’s 11th ODI

It was Australia’s 11th ODI win in a row to wrap up the series with a match to be played in Canberra on Tuesday.

Australia won the first match in Melbourne by eight wickets and while it was a more disciplined bowling performance from the West Indies, their batsmen struggled against the hosts’ relentless onslaught.

“I thought we stuck to our guns really well in the bowling department,” West Indies captain Shai Hope said.

“But Australia bowled very well and we need to find a way to bat a bit more freely.”

West Indies run Chase

West Indies’ run chase began with a flourish as Alec Athans hit back-to-back fours off Aaron Hardy.

But he was dismissed for 11 off the following ball and fellow opener Justin Graves (eight) went in the next over with Hazlewood – comfortably back with Melbourne bowling hero Xavier Bartlett – doing the damage.

They were struggling at 34/3 when Kjorn Ottley was caught behind Abbott for eight.

Hope and Casey Carty put on a 53-run partnership, but it took them 14 overs.

Earlier, Abbott hit a 63-ball 69 to help Australia post a respectable score after slumping to 167/7.

Explosive 21-year-old Jack Fraser

Explosive 21-year-old Jack Fraser McGurk was given his debut in place of Travis Head but failed to fire after West Indies won the toss and dismissed Australia’s Alzarri Joseph for 10 runs.

Joseph struck again seven balls later to remove Josh Ingles for nine, who was caught at backward point.

Green and Smith led Australia to an unbeaten 149-run win in Melbourne.

Australia Reeling at 50/3:

But they were unable to repeat the feat in which Ford claimed the crucial wicket of Smith, leaving Australia reeling at 50/3.

Green added 39 with Marence Leboschgen before he took Ocean Thomas to mid-on and departed for 33.

Liebeschen (26) Again Failed

Liebeschen (26) again failed to convert the opening into a big score, with spinner Gadkesh Moti picking up his wicket before removing the endangered Aaron Hardy (26) and Matt Short (41).

Abbott then put on 57 with Will Sutherland – another debutant – before a late flurry took him to his second one-day half-century.

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