Australia take on West Indies in the second and final T20I on September 7, Friday. The hosts won the first T20I and lead the series 1-0. This is an important bilateral series for both teams ahead of the T20 World Cup.
The previous match was a big respite for Australian skipper Aaron Finch. He hit at number four and anchored the innings for Australia, taking them to victory. The series also saw David Warner and Mitchell Marsh return to the side, Steve Smith rested for the opener with Marsh returning.
“I wanted to target the short limit but I got out, good to have a few though. I didn’t like the first one that hit on the head [on the first ball he faced from Joseph]. Really liked hitting in the middle order, something different. We would probably trade it in the next game [on the opening combination]. We’re going to keep tinkering with things in order to cover all the bases ahead of the World Cup.” Finch said of his new batting position and how he approached his innings.
The West Indies, on the other hand, had a bad game. None of their hitters could resist the Australian-paced attack. Kyle Mayers after a strong start was fired for 39. Skipper Nicholas Pooran scored just two. Odean Smith was the West Indies’ second top scorer with 27 of 17 deliveries.
“The guys got off a plane two nights ago. We also have the World Cup qualifiers to play here. Really happy with the way Mayers hit, Cariah on his debut and Joseph playing great today. Maybe if we had taken the side in the last over we could have won, but we learn from it, accept it, accept it and move on. said Pooran.
AUS vs WI Weather Forecast And Pitch Report Of The Gabba, Brisbane – West Indies Tour Of Australia, 2022, 2nd T20I
Game 2 will be played at a venue that has a lot of batting help. The ground even has a bounce and rhythm that can also help hitters score quickly.
The match starts at 6:00 p.m. local time, which is 1:40 p.m. IST. The temperature will be around 18-20 degrees and slightly cooler. There is no sign of rain or dew. The Gabba has hosted 78 ODIs to date.
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