In the fourth match of the series played between Wi and Australia on 14 July. Australia registered a thrilling 4 run win over West Indies in the fourth match played in St Lucia. In this match, Mitchell Marsh played an important role in getting the Kangaroo team their first win in the T20 series. In this series, the West Indies team has already taken an unassailable lead by winning three consecutive matches.
In this match played at Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Australia won the toss and batted first. Start was not good and the first wicket fell for 12 runs. Matthew Wade, came to open the innings, and was dismissed for 5 runs. After that, Mitchell Marsh came out to bat at number three and got Australia out of trouble with captain Aaron Finch with a 114-run partnership. Finch was dismissed for 53 while Marsh scored 75 runs. Alex Carey, Moises Henriques, Ashton Turner could not do much in the middle order. Dan Christian scored 22 runs in the lower order. Australia scored 189 runs for 6 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs in their innings.
The West Indies team, which came out to achieve the target of 190 runs, started strongly. Both the Caribbean team’s openers Lyndle Simmons and Evin Lewis added 62 runs for the first wicket. Lewis was dismissed for 31 while Simmons made 72. After the dismissal of these two batsmen, the middle order of the Caribbean team could not do much.
In the final overs, Andre Russell and Fabian Allen tried their best to win the match for West Indies but failed. Russell remained unbeaten on 24 off 13 balls while Allen was dismissed for 29 off 14 balls. West Indies managed to score 185 runs for 6 wickets and lost the match by 4 runs. Mitchell Starc bowled a superb last over and steal the show.
Mitchell Marsh took the three wickets for Australia and helped his team win first match in this series. For his all-round performance with both bat and ball ( 3 wickets and 75 runs ) ,he was awarded the player of the match award. West Indies now leads the series with 3-1 equation and last match will be played on 16th July.
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