AUS288(49.0ov)WI273/9(50.0ov)

Australia beat West Indies by 15 runs
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PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Nathan Coulter-Nile

49.6Coulter-Nile to Nurse

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49.6: N Coulter-Nile to A Nurse, FOUR! Make it four in a row but still that won't do for the Windies. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 15 RUNS! A pitched up delivery outside off, Ashley Nurse gets on the front foot and strokes it through the gap between mid off and extra cover for a boundary. 16 from the over but they needed 32. Well tried in the end but Australia are the deserving winners.

49.5Coulter-Nile to Nurse

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49.5: N Coulter-Nile to A Nurse, FOUR! Hat-trick of boundaries! Nurse is doing well in a losing cause here. Short and down the leg side, Nurse turns and pulls it past the diving short fine leg fielder for a boundary.

49.4Coulter-Nile to Nurse

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49.4: N Coulter-Nile to A Nurse, FOUR! Fuller in length and outside off, Nurse drives this time and finds the gap at covers for a good-looking boundary.

49.3Coulter-Nile to Nurse

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49.3: N Coulter-Nile to A Nurse, FOUR! Too little too late. Short and on middle, pulled behind square leg and it raced away to the fence.

49.2Coulter-Nile to Nurse

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49.2: N Coulter-Nile to A Nurse, Short and going down the leg side, Ashley tries to pull but misses and it deflects off his arm-guard to the thigh pad before lobbing up to the keeper. Carey collects and appeals but the umpire has shut his shop for the day.

49.1Coulter-Nile to Nurse

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49.1: N Coulter-Nile to A Nurse, Fullish and outside off, Nurse drives it off his front foot to mid off.

48.6Stoinis to Thomas

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Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

48.5Stoinis to Nurse

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Brilliant effort and awareness shown by Maxwell! Short in length on middle, Nurse somehow gets on top of the bounce and pulls it to deep square leg. Coulter-Nile in the deep runs across to his left and puts in a premature dive. Still gets a hand to it but ends up parrying towards the rope. Now, the brilliance of Glenn comes into play. He speeds across to his right from deep mid-wicket, gets down low at the right time and flicks it inside. Saves three runs for his team.

48.4Stoinis to Nurse

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Gets forward to a full ball and drives it back to the bowler.

48.3Stoinis to Nurse

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Fuller in length on middle, Nurse drives it off the inside half towards wide mid on.

48.2Stoinis to Nurse

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A yorker this time, around off, Ashley digs it out back to the bowler.

48.1Stoinis to Nurse

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Good length ball on off, Nurse defends it off his back foot. 33 needed off 11 balls.

47.6Starc to Thomas

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A yorker on middle at 147 kph, Oshane does well there to have his bat down in time. End of an exemplary spell by Mitchell Starc - 10-1-46-5!

47.5Starc to Thomas

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Slants in a full ball on off at 147 kph, Thomas is forward and defends it solidly.

47.4Starc to Thomas

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A corker of a yorker around leg, angling down, Thomas fails to dig it out and it goes behind to the keeper.

47.3Starc to Cottrell

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OUT! Stumps are shattered! Starc gets his 6th ODI fifer and is all pumped up. What an impact bowler he is when he gets it right! Cottrell exposes all his stumps even before the bowler has delivered. Starc keeps it in line at 143 kph, Sheldon swings and misses to find his stumps rattled. No Sheldon, you cannot do that against this bowler.

47.2Starc to Nurse

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Full and fast it is. Angling down the leg side, Nurse fails to flick and it goes off his pads. They cross for a leg bye.

47.1Starc to Nurse

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Starc speeds in from 'round the wicket and hurls a full toss outside off, Nurse swishes and misses.

46.6Stoinis to Nurse

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Knocks a full ball down through mid on for a run.

46.5Stoinis to Cottrell

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The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.

46.4Stoinis to Nurse

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Shout for an lbw! Not given. Stoinis wanted but Finch is not taking it. A full toss on off, Nurse tries hitting across the line but misses. He is hit on the pads, the bowler appeals but the umpire shakes his head. The replays detect a big inside edge. Good call by Finch who also got some help there from Smith, we feel as they were seen having a word. The batsmen for the record crossed.

46.3Stoinis to Nurse

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Beaten! Stoinis smartly follows the batsman down the leg side with a fuller length ball. Nurse gives the charge and tries to hoist it over the bowler's head but fails to make any connection.

46.2Stoinis to Nurse

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Stoinis goes short this time, around middle and leg, Nurse allows it through hoping for a wide. Not given.

46.1Stoinis to Nurse

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A yorker outside off, Ashley tries his best to dig it out but fails to connect.

45.6Starc to Holder

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OUT! Starc, you beast! Two wickets in the over and this match has completely turned in the favour of the Aussies. He hurls in a short delivery around the rib cage, Holder stands tall to pull but the bounce gets big on him and he ends up gloving it towards short fine leg. Adam Zampa takes an easy catch and this is wicket number 150 in ODIs for Mitch - fastest to reach this mark. Meanwhile, a disappointed Holder walks back leaving his team sinking.

45.5Starc to Holder

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Full toss again, on the slower side, Holder swishes and misses.

45.4Starc to Holder

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Nearly a yorker on middle, Holder digs it out at the last moment.

45.3Starc to Brathwaite

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OUT! Brathwaite holes out! Starc outsmarts the big guy with a slower one. Looks for a yorker but it turns out to be a low full toss on middle. Carlos though has not picked the variation in pace and is early into the swing of his bat. It catches the toe end and flies straight down to Finch at long on who makes no mistake. The Aussies won't go down without a fight. 37 needed off 27 balls.

45.2Starc to Brathwaite

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Played to the point region by the batsman. No run.

45.1Starc to Holder

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Lands a length ball on middle and off, Holder brings down an angled bat and pushes it to the right of the point fielder for a single.

44.6Cummins to Holder

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Shortish again, angling down, Holder offers no shot and then tries to move away from the line of fire. However, it brushes his left arm and goes down to fine leg. They cross and the umpire gives it as a leg bye. Didn't look like offering the shot but maybe he was taking some evasive action. 10-3-41-2, Cummins completes his outstanding spell.

44.5Cummins to Holder

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Cummins keeps coming at the batsman. Fires in a sharp short ball around off, Holder somehow fends it off on the off side.

44.4Cummins to Holder

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Holder has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 39 needed more.

44.3Cummins to Brathwaite

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NOT OUT! Brathwaite packs a punch to a length delivery and Warner at mid on makes an outstanding stop. He has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Coulter-Nile collects it and has a shy at the striker's end. The keeper collects the ball and breaks the stumps. Carey appeals and it's taken upstairs. The replays find Jason safely in.

44.2Cummins to Brathwaite

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Short again on middle, Carlos doesn't time his pull shot well but it just clears mid on. A couple of runs taken.

44.1Cummins to Brathwaite

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FOUR! A boundary from the bat of Carlos Brathwaite! Finally, he connects with one. Shortish and on off, Carlos throws all his power behind it and flat-bats it over the bowler's head for a boundary down to long off.

43.6Coulter-Nile to Brathwaite

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43.6: N Coulter-Nile to C Brathwaite, Holder opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single. 10 from the over.

43.5Coulter-Nile to Brathwaite

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43.5: N Coulter-Nile to C Brathwaite, SIX! This one has disappeared. NCN digs in a short ball outside off, Holder pounces onto it and unveils a powerful pull shot to send it packing over mid-wicket, ten rows back in the crowd.

43.4Coulter-Nile to Holder

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43.4: N Coulter-Nile to J Holder, Fifty for Holder, his 9th in ODIs! The skipper will now look to stay till the end and see his side home. Short ball on off, it's pulled firmly to deep mid-wicket for one.

43.3Coulter-Nile to Holder

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43.3: N Coulter-Nile to J Holder, Inside edge! Shortish and on off, change in pace from NCN. It's the slower one and Holder tries to pull across the line. He is early into it and gets an inside edge onto the body.

43.2Coulter-Nile to Holder

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43.2: N Coulter-Nile to J Holder, Fractionally short in length around off, shaping back in, Holder brings down an angled bat and runs it wide of third man for a couple of runs.

43.1Coulter-Nile to Holder

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43.1: N Coulter-Nile to J Holder, Holder is also playing and missing quite a bit now. Shortish delivery around off, Jason swings and misses.

42.6Cummins to Brathwaite

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Ripper by Pat! Bends his back and digs in a short ball on off. It shoots off the surface around off and Carlos is hurried up in defense. He somehow fends it down safely on the off side. Top over by Cummins, he has one more over left.

42.5Cummins to Brathwaite

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Spears in a full ball on middle, Carlos tries to whip it across the line but closes the face of his bat early. It takes the leading edge and rolls to mid off.

42.4Cummins to Brathwaite

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Swing and a miss! Cummins offers width outside off, Brathwaite throws his bat at it and misses.