Australia vs West Indies Highlights – World Cup Match 10

Prateik K
By: Prateik K
Highlights Australia vs West Indies

Australia - 1st Innings

West Indies won the toss and chose to bowl first at Trent Bridge, and were on top of the game early in the innings. Sheldon Cottrell dismissed David Warner in the 3rd over and the Aussies were 1 down for 15.

This was a huge wicket, given how dangerous Warner can be if he gets going. After this wicket, the odds in the Winner market were set at 1.55 for Australia and 2.40 for the Windies.

AUS vs WI Odds Highlights

Oshane Thomas bowled the very next over, and on the last delivery had Australia skipper Aaron Finch caught behind for 6 runs. With 26 runs for 2 wickets on the board, the odd for Australia at this point in the match were set at 1.83.

Winner Odds AUS vs WI

For the first time in the match, the scales were tilted in favour of the Windies in the Winner market when Andre Russell dismissed Usman Khawaja in the 7th over and the scoreboard read 36-3.

Odds for AUS vs WI

The collapse of the Australian batting line up didn’t end there and they lost yet another wicket very soon as Glenn Maxwell was out caught in the next over trying to hook a short pitched delivery by Sheldon Cottrell.

When the Aussies were 4 wickets down for 38, the odds in the 1st Innings Team Runs market for Over 255.5 selection were set at 2.35.

AUS vs WI match odds

The odds for Australia in the Winner market were at peak when they lost 5th wicket at score of 79 runs in the 17th over. Skipper Jason Holder had dismissed Marcus Stoinis, who looked in good touch hitting 4 fours for his 19 runs off 23 balls.

AUS vs WI Winner Odds

Steve Smith and Alex Carey together steadied the innings building a partnership of 68 runs for the 6th wicket, and just before Alex Carey was out in the 31st over, the market for top team batsman looked like this –

AUS vs WI Top Batsman

The odds for Nathan Coulter-Nile who hadn’t come to bat yet, were set at 34.50. After Carey’s wicket fell at score of 147, Coulter-Nile and Steve Smith together added 102 runs for the 7th wicket. The partnership ended with Smith’s wicket as Cottrell pulled of an amazing one-handed catch at the boundary.

While Nathan Coulter-Nile went on to add more runs to the total 8 fours and 4 sixes in his innings and was out in the 49th over for 92 runs off 60 balls. A Rs.100 bet on Coulter-Nile in the top team batsman at 34.50, would have returned Rs.3450.

Australia innings finished with 288-10 in 49 overs. While the unpredictable West Indies put the Aussies under pressure picking 5 wickets for 79 runs, the ever so reliable Steve Smith got his side back in the game along with some great innings by Nathan Coulter-Nile.

World Cup 2019 - Close Encounters

Another team with unexpected performance was Afghanistan against Sri Lanka, where Mohammad Nabi picked 3 wickets in one over changing the course of the innings completely. We had acknowledged Afghanistan’s bowling skills and Sri Lanka’s batting woes in our prediction for the match. We were the only betting tips site to have predicted a Sri Lanka win, while many a sites had gone to put Afghanistan as favourites.

While Afghanistan bowlers could easily get the better of a struggling Sri Lankan batting line-up, we couldn’t underestimate the experience in Sri Lankan bowling attack. Along with that, we realised Afghanistan’s batting gets vulnerable as soon as their middle order gets exposed, and hence went on to predict a win for Sri Lanka.

West Indies - 2nd Innings

Back at Trent Bride, Windies were on the track to win their 2nd match of the World Cup 2019, after losing a couple of wickets early in the innings. After Gayle and Lewis were out for 21 and 1 respectively, Shai Hope played a good innings scoring 68 off 105 balls at number 3, while Nicholas Pooran was out for 40 off 36.

Shimron Hetmyer’s dismissal was an unfortunate one as he was run out scoring 21. Skipper Jason Holder scored a good fifty and with Andre Russell alongside, Windies looked well on their way to a victory. And just then Russell was out caught by Maxwell playing an unnecessary shot.

With Carlos Brathwaite and Jason Holder on the crease, Windies needed 38 runs off 30 balls, and despite a run out, and some wrong, irresponsible shots, losing wickets earlier, it seemed Holder would get his side across the winning line.

But Aussies, as they are known to always find a way of coming back into the game, and as they had done previously with the bat, Mitchell Starc got both Holder and Brathwaite out in his over. And it was game, set, match for Australia after that.

Windies fell 15 runs short and Australia won their 2nd match of the tournament winning 2 more points and making a strong case of winning yet another World Cup title. The competition is wide open and Windies who have turned out be the dark horse are set to offer more entertaining matches, catches and bowling performances in the days to come.