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2019 World Cup: Mitchell Starc and Nathan Coulter-Nile shine as Australia hold nerves to beat Windies

Mitchell Starc became the first bowler to take five wickets in the current edition of the World Cup.

India TV Sports Desk [ Published on: June 06, 2019 23:44 IST ]
  • Mitchell Starc grabbed five wickets for 46 runs as defending champions Australia pulled off a 15-run win against West Indies.
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    Mitchell Starc grabbed five wickets for 46 runs as defending champions Australia pulled off a 15-run win against West Indies.

  • In the first innings, West Indies fast bowlers ripped through the Australian top-order in a brilliant spell of fast bowling. The side was reduced to 38/4 within 10 overs.
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    In the first innings, West Indies fast bowlers ripped through the Australian top-order in a brilliant spell of fast bowling. The side was reduced to 38/4 within 10 overs.

  • Steve Smith stabilized the Australian innings, scoring 73 off 103 deliveries.
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    Steve Smith stabilized the Australian innings, scoring 73 off 103 deliveries.

  • Nathan Coulter-Nile stole the show, however, as he scored 92 off 60 balls. In doing so, he also scored the highest number of runs by a number 8 batsman in a World Cup match.
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    Nathan Coulter-Nile stole the show, however, as he scored 92 off 60 balls. In doing so, he also scored the highest number of runs by a number 8 batsman in a World Cup match.

  • For the Windies, Shai Hope top-scored for with 68 from 105 balls while Nicholas Pooran made 40, besides Holder's 51. The other batsmen got the starts but could not convert them into big scores.
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    For the Windies, Shai Hope top-scored for with 68 from 105 balls while Nicholas Pooran made 40, besides Holder's 51. The other batsmen got the starts but could not convert them into big scores.

  • Poor decision making from the Windies batsmen was significant, but Mitchell Starc's accuracy was central to Australia's win in the game.
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    Poor decision making from the Windies batsmen was significant, but Mitchell Starc's accuracy was central to Australia's win in the game.

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