AUS vs WI, World Cup 2019: Credit to Australia for getting their 10th straight win. They showed character and nerves of steel when the going got tough and probably slight inexperience from the West Indies helped them. But Australia will not mind, as they get their second victory of this World Cup. Nathan Coulter-Nile's 92 showed that Australia's tail can wag, and Starc's 5-fer signalled that he is slowing come back to form. While we go ga-ga over Australia, West Indies will be gutted with themselves. They had the match in control, only to throw it away at crucial moments. Australia were not necessarily better but they played out the nervous moments nicely. Those are the ones where the game shifts due to the momentum. (LIVE MATCH SCORECARD) (When and Where to watch AUS vs WI)
Highlights, World Cup, Match 10: Australia (288) beat West Indies (273/9) by 15 runs
It's all over! Australia win 2️⃣ from 2️⃣— ICC (@ICC) June 6, 2019
It was a stunning comeback – from 79/5, they posted a 289-run target, before Mitchell Starc's five-for snuffed out the West Indies at the death.
What a match! #CmonAussie#AUSvWI SCORECARD 👇 https://t.co/U2v5xRoaKQ pic.twitter.com/5me88GONFD
23.02 IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile to Ashley Nurse, FOUR! Make it four in a row but still that won't do for the Windies. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 15 RUNS!
23.01 IST: Coulter-Nile to Nurse, FOUR! Fuller in length and outside off, Nurse drives this time and finds the gap at covers for a good-looking boundary. 261/9 in 49.3 overs
22.58 IST: Marcus Stoinis to Ashley Nurse, 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. 32 needed of 6 balls!
22.55 IST: Mitchell Starc to Oshane Thomas, 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!
* Oshane Thomas is the last man in. 33 needed from 15 balls. If West Indies cannot win, can they come close and reduce the defeat margin?
22.53 IST: Mitchell Starc to Sheldon Cottrell, 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.
22.48 IST: Marcus Stoinis to Ashley Nurse, 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.
* Sheldon Cottrell comes in at number 10. It is all upto Nurse now. Get those inside edges, outside edges, some clean shots and who knows, it might be West Indies running home.
22.43 IST: Mitchell Starc to Jason Holder, 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 in sinking.
22.40 IST: Mitchell Starc to Carlos Brathwaite, 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. 37 needed off 27 balls.
22.36 IST: Pat Cummins to Carlos Brathwaite, 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.
22.33 IST: Pat Cummins to Carlos Brathwaite, 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.
22.31 IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile to Carlos 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. WI 242/6 in 43.5 overs
22.30 IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile to Jason 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.
22.28 IST: Pat Cummins to Jason Holder, Almost drags it on! Good length ball outside off, Holder reaches out for it to push it through covers but gets an inside edge onto the back pad.
22.19 IST: Zampa to Holder, FOUR! Second boundary of the over. Outside off, Holder looks to punch but the ball runs off the outside edge, past short third man and into the boundary! WI 230/6 in 40.4 overs
22.18 IST: Zampa to Braithwaite, FOUR! Nicely driven! Full and outside off, Holder leans and drives it through the covers! WI 226/6 in 40.2 overs
* Powerplay 3 about to begin. 68 needed more. Australia can now put 5 fielders outside the circle till the end. Also, there is a bowling change. Adam Zampa to roll his arm.
22.15 IST: Coulter-Nile to Holder, FOUR! Gets one on the middle of the bat and sends it over mid-wicket. A length ball has been angled into him around off, Holder swings his bat and fetches a boundary for himself. WI 221/6 in 39.5 overs
22.11 IST: Mitchell Starc to Andre Russell, OUT! Where is the ball? Where is the ball? Let's play ball because it is Maxi who has quietened all! The entire stadium has been silenced. Dre Russ has come. Dre Russ has gone. The game opens up again. This is the way he plays - if it comes off, it is great. Else, it looks bad. One might argue there was no need for this. But on the flip side, with the off side up, Russell thought I will go over the off side. West Indies 216/6 in 38.5 overs
22.09 IST: Starc to Russell, FOUR! Starc overpitches around off, Russell goes hard at it and spanks it down the ground through mid off for a cracking boundary. WI 216/5 in 38.4 overs
22.09 IST: Adam Zampa to Andre Russell, Tossed up ball around leg, Russell makes space and drills it down to long on for a run. 12 from the over, 79 needed off 72 balls.
22.04 IST: Zampa to Russell, FOUR! Russell goes again, this time straight over the bowler's head and it's a one bounce boundary. Flatter and fuller on middle, Andre clears his front leg and clobbers it down the ground. It falls just before the fence and the umpire after getting confirmation from the third umpire, signals four. WI 209/5 in 37.5 overs
22.03 IST: Zampa to Russell, SIX! That is thunderous and sent to the roof! 103 meters is the distance! Gigantic! This is what the crowd has come to watch! Zampa delivers a full ball around off, Andre latches onto it and launches it over long on. Onto the roof and out of the park. WI 205/5 in 37.3 overs
21.56 IST: Mitchell Starc to Jason Holder, SIX! It was a top-edge this time and it looked as if Holder is gone. But the ball manages to travel the distance!
21.55 IST: NOT OUT! The decision is overturned yet again! Bad day in the office for umpire Chris Gaffaney here.
21.53 IST: Adam Zampa to Jason Holder, LBW appeal, and OUT! Jason Holder reviews!
21.52 IST: Andre Russell is the new man in. A much-needed breakthrough for Australia! Shai Hope has thrown it away. A soft dismissal really and Shai has his head down in disappointment. 99 needed off 90 balls.
21.50 IST: Pat Cummins to Shai Hope, OUT!
21.44 IST: Adam Zampa to Jason Holder, FOUR! If the previous boundary luck, this one was full of conviction. Driven beautifully towards cover point.
21.43 IST: Adam Zampa to Jason Holder, FOUR! Edged it, but it's safe. Sails towards the third-man boundary. Holder is lucky!
21.39 IST: Pat Cummins to Shai Hope, FOUR! Short from Cummins this time, and Hope pulls it fine!
21.29 IST: Pat Cummins to Jason Holder, FOUR! Oh my word! That is just a short-arm jab! It is fractionally short, around off and Holder just pull-whips it over mid-wicket! One bounce and into the fence.
21.29 IST: Glenn Maxwell bowls a maiden over. Not bad from a part-timer!
21.28 IST: AND IT'S NOT OUT! The ball was pitching outside the leg! Good review by the skipper.
21.25 IST: Glenn Maxwell to Jason Holder, OUT! LBW! And Jason Holder immediately reviews.
21.22 IST: Adam Zampa to Jason Holder, FOUR! First boundary for the skipper. He cuts the ball towards point and the ball races away towards the boundary.
21.21 IST: Jason Holder is the new man in.
21.18 IST: RUN OUT! Hetmyer is out! Maxwell keeps it full and Hope punches it hard on the off side. Hetymer begins to run, but Hope sends him back after taking a few steps out himself. However, Hetmyer ran too far ahead of his crease to come back. A poor, poor mix-up, and the last thing Windies needed at this moment.
21.14 IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile to Shai Hope, FOUR! Beautiful placement. Not a bad delivery, but the timing is too good on this one. The ball sails through the covers. Some much-needed quick runs in the middle overs for the West Indies.
21.13 IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile to Shai Hope, FOUR! Bad delivery. Bowls down the leg and Hope flicks it fine.
21.09 IST: Adam Zampa to Shimron Hetmyer, FOUR! After getting beaten by a series of wrong-uns, Hetmyer finally gets the perfect delivery to hit. Poor line from Zampa as he bowls on the pads, and Hetmyer whacks it away back of square.
21.06 IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile to Shimron Hetmyer, FOUR! Aussies need to stop bowling short to Hetmyer. Another pull from Hetmyer and this time it travels past the square-leg umpire. Beautiful shot!
21.05 IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile replaces Mitchell Starc.
21.04 IST: Adam Zampa to Shai Hope, FOUR! Exactly the kind of over Hope needed. This time, he pulls it towards short-midwicket.
21.02 IST: Adam Zampa to Shai Hope, FOUR! A full-toss from Zampa and Hope punishes it hard. A brilliant pull towards midwicket.
20.59 IST: Mitchell Starc to Shimron Hetmyer, FOUR! Short length from Starc and Hetmyer pulls it brilliantly towards the midwicket.
20.52 IST: Mitchell Starc to Shimron Hetmyer, 4-BYES!
* Shimron Hetmyer is in the new batsman. Adam Zampa has a slip in place now.
20.45 IST: Adam Zampa to Nicholas Pooran, OUT! Zampa provides the breakthrough! It's caught brilliantly with one hand by the skipper, Aaron Finch. A flighted full ball around off, Pooran tries to go inside-out over extra cover but ends up slicing it off the outside half to point. West Indies 99/3 in 19.1 overs
20.44 IST: Stoinis to Hope, FOUR! This one rocketed off Shai's bat! Short in length and on middle, Hope turns inside the crease and connects superbly to send it to the deep backward square leg boundary. WI 99/2 in 19 overs
20.40 IST: Zampa to Hope, FOUR! The timing is absolute class! This will ease all the pressure! Zampa drops it short and around off, Shai immediately jumps on the back foot and smacks it to the deep cover fence. Once it beat the fielder inside the ring, it was always a boundary. WI 92/2 in 17.4 overs
20.36 IST: Stoinis to Pooran, SIX! 50-run stand comes up off 69 balls. Stoinis bowls a short delivery around middle, Pooran pulls it across the line. He is not entirely in control as it flies off the top half but it still has enough to scale the distance. Drops flush on the ropes and a maximum is signalled. WI 86/2 in 16.2 overs
20.34 IST: Adam Zampa to Nicholas Pooran, Dropped! By Maxwell. You expect him to take those. Flighted and full outside off, Pooran drives it uppishly at covers where Maxwell dives but fails to hold on. It brushes his hand and runs behind. They take a run.
20.33 IST: Adam Zampa to Nicholas Pooran, SAFE! Too full in length on off, Pooran forces it back to the bowler who goes down low to stop it. The ball though brushes his right hand and goes behind to disturb the stumps. They appeal for a run out and the umpire takes it upstairs.
* Is that a run out? Carey is appealing while Zampa barely reacts. Hope looks to be in though. Yes. Replays confirm.
20.25 IST: Glenn Maxwell to Shai Hope, Gets back and strokes it to sweeper cover for one. 7 runs from the last two overs. Australia trying to stem the flow of runs and create pressure.
20.23 IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile to Shai Hope, This time Shai connects with his attempted pull shot, fails to keep it down but it goes safely through square leg for a run. The stand moves to 41 now, 217 needed more.
20.20 IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile to Shai Hope, CATCHHHH is the shout but the ball makes a safe landing. NCN surprises the batsman with a well-directed short ball. Shai plays an impulsive pull shot but fails to middle it. It goes off the top edge but falls safely somewhere behind square leg and Carey makes a run to his left. A single has been taken.
20.17 IST: Glenn Maxwell to Nicholas Pooran, Well played! Loopy full on off, Pooran strokes it through extra cover. This time it's to the left of Zampa and he manages to stop it as the ball slows down before approaching the fence. Three runs taken. WI 68/2 in 11.4 overs
20.15 IST: Maxwell to Pooran, FOUR! Bad ball and punished! Short in length around off, Pooran camps back and whacks it through backward point. It's towards the shortest part of the ground and races away. WI 63/2 in 11.2 overs
* Glenn Maxwell comes on!
20.13 IST: Pat Cummins to Shai Hope, This is turning out to be a longgg over! WIDE AGAIN! Drifting way down the leg side, the batsman leaves and Carey does well to collect it to his left. WI 57/2 in 11 overs
20.07 IST: Pat Cummins to Shai Hope, Wide! Back of a length delivery sliding down the leg side, Hope initially looks to sway away but then at the last moment tries to get some bat behind it. Fails to do so and it's been wided.
BREAKING NEWS - The ball before Gayle's wicket was a no ball, which meant the wicket would have been a FREE HIT! Unlucky for Gayle, lucky for Starc.
20.02 IST: Pat Cummins to Shai Hope, Ouch! That would have hurt! Cummins serves it on a length around off, Hope tries to swing it over the leg side but it takes a thick inside edge and hits him on the box. Shai feels the pain and takes a moment to regather is composure.
19.58 IST: Coulter-Nile to Pooran, FOUR! 9 from NCN's first over. Identical to the last delivery, it's a gentle half-tracker and Pooran just smashes it from his presence to the deep mid-wicket fence. WI 50/2 in 8 overs
19.58 IST: Coulter-Nile to Pooran, FOUR! Connects and connects well this time! Coulter-Nile goes short and on middle, Pooran stays back and pulls it powerfully over mid-wicket for a boundary. WI 46/2 in 7.5 overs
* Nathan Coulter-Nile replaces Cummins into the attack. Two slips stay.
19.53 IST: Starc to Pooran, FOUR! 10 runs conceded in three deliveries! A bit lucky for the batsman. Starc eyes a yorker, spears it in too as well at 150 kph but it lands just a little ahead of the blockhole. Pooran flicks it off the inside half and it speeds past the right side of the square leg fielder for a boundary. WI 41/2 in 6.3 overs
19.51 IST: Starc to Pooran, FOUR! Good shot! Pooran showed his class in the previous game and will look to do better against Australia, the defending champions. Starc hits the 90 mph mark again but it's a shade too full outside off. Pooran confidently drives it through covers. WI 35/2 in 6.1 overs
* Another left-hander walks in. It is Nicholas Pooran. He can hit the ball too but West Indies don't need pinch-hitters. They need a partnership.
19.46 IST: Mitchell Starc to Chris Gayle, OUT! It's clipping leg! Umpire's call stays. Chris Gaffaney is right this time but this decision could have gone either way. Gayle returns and the crowd is not too happy. They wanted the big man to stay and light up the stadium with some big shots. This one is a slower delivery. Although it's 138 kph, it's still 14 kph slower than the previous one. Starc dishes it on a on fuller length around middle and it skids back in with the angle. Gayle tries his best to put bat on ball after getting half forward but misses. He is struck on the pads, the appeal is made and the finger goes up. West Indies 31/2 in 4.5 overs
* It's all about Chris Gayle at the moment. Once again he has been adjudged lbw. Has missed the bat. Will it miss leg? Will it be a hat-trick for Gaffaney? Last two times he have Gayle out, it was overturned.
19.43 IST: Mitchell Starc to Chris Gayle, A rip-roaring yorker by Starc. He spears it in at 152 kph, right in the blockhole, Gayle is lucky that his bat comes down quickly. It takes the inner half and rolls behind square leg. Two taken. WI 31/1 in 4.4 overs
19.43 IST: Mitchell Starc to Shai Hope, Wide! Loses his line this time and slips a back of a length ball down the leg side. Shai allows it through. WI 29/1 in 4.3 overs
19.42 IST: Pat Cummins to Chris Gayle, FOUR! Boom! Back of a length ball on off, Gayle rocks back, goes deep inside the crease and pummels it to the deep mid-wicket fence. 15 from the over!
19.37 IST: Cummins to Gayle, FOUR! Thumped! Gayle is on the attack here. Cummins digs it short but it sits up nicely for the batsman, Gayle stands back and muscles his pull in front of square leg. WI 21/1 in 3.4 overs
19.37 IST: Cummins to Gayle, FOUR! Gayle has decided to pack a punch. He gets some width outside off and powers it over mid off for a boundary. WI 17/1 in 3.3 overs
19.35 IST: Mitchell Starc to Chris Gayle, MISSING LEG! By a fair margin also. Boos around the stadium. The technology has saved Gayle here. Drama aplenty here at the Trent Bridge.
* Second review in this over! Gayle is given out lbw here.
19.33 IST: Mitchell Starc to Chris Gayle, NOT OUT! There is noise, definitely, there is some noise. What happened then? Oh dear, it's not from the bat, it's from the ball brushing the off pole.
* Caught behind! This is a big moment. But Chris Gayle is going nowhere. He takes the review immediately. Starc laughs on his way past Gayle who shakes his head and indicates that he did not nick it.
19.32 IST: Mitchell Starc to Chris Gayle, SNORTER! Gayle survives here. Starc smiles again. It's all happening here.
19.27 IST: Pat Cummins to Shai Hope, Beauty to end the over! Cummins serves it on a good length close to off stump, staying low, Hope pushes inside the line but it keeps low, beats the outside edge and travels over the sticks. Close! Fantastic first over by Cummins.
* Hope, who is not 'Shai' of scoring runs these days is the next batsman in.
19.25 IST: Pat Cummins to Evin Lewis, OUT! Edged and taken! Cummins draws first blood! He persists with a good line here. Lands it on a length and outside off, going away with the angle, Lewis with a stationary footwork pushes inside the line and gets a thick outside edge behind to second slip. Smith reacts quickly to his right and snaps it safely. West Indies 7/1 in 1.4 overs
19.24 IST: Pat Cummins to steam in from the other end with the second new ball. He also has two slips in place.
19.23 IST: Mitchell Starc to Chris Gayle, Pitches it up and outside off, on the driving length, it holds its line as well, Gayle covers his stumps and shoulders arms.
19.19 IST: Mitchell Starc to Chris Gayle, FIVE WIDES! West Indies open their account in the exact manner Australia did. With extras. Starc slips a good length ball outside off, Gayle fails to flick and Carey also fails to gather it. It bursts behind off his gloves and races to the fence, beating the diving effort of Cummins in the deep.
19.16 IST: And we're back for the chase! Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis walk out! Mitchell Starc handed the new ball. Let's get started!
Now then, 289 is the target! The game is evenly poised at the moment. The West Indies batters do have it in them to chase this down but the Australian pace attack is a threatening one. They too are capable of exploiting the extra bounce on the surface. An exciting chase awaits us.
Australia finish with 288 after a thrilling first innings!— ICC (@ICC) June 6, 2019
West Indies' quicks held sway at first but Steve Smith and Nathan Coulter-Nile hit back, before Sheldon Cottrell's stunning catch stole the show.
Can West Indies chase it down?#AUSvWI LIVE 👇 https://t.co/U2v5xRoaKQ pic.twitter.com/7WZd0VInmK
* What a recovery this is from Australia! WOW! They needed something special when they were reeling at 79 for 5 and Smith and Coulter-Nile just provided them that. Their 102-run stand has given Australia a total which they will be very, very pleased with and also back themselves to defend.
18.50 IST: Carlos Brathwaite to Mitchell Starc, OUT! That is the end of the Australian innings! Brathwaite gets the last wicket, second in the over and third overall. Bowls this one full and on middle, Star looks to clear the long on fence but does not get the desired distance. Holder there runs to his left and takes a good catch. AUSTRALIA END ON 288!
Agony for Nathan Coulter-Nile!— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 6, 2019
He misses out on a maiden ODI century, but walks off to a rousing ovation after smashing his previous high score of 34 during his 60-ball 92! 👏 #AUSvWI LIVE ⬇️ https://t.co/riLpupROEA pic.twitter.com/dT1p6k9aJM
18.45 IST: Carlos Brathwaite to Nathan Coulter-Nile, OUT! Nathan Coulter-Nile holes out! End of an outstanding knock from him. The whole crowd is on its feet and so are the players in the balcony. Australia 284/9 in 48.2 overs
18.39 IST: Oshane Thomas to Mitchell Starc, Another couple! Still, just the 5 runs from this over. A good one for West Indies. Full and on off, Starc hits it towards mid off. The fielder there does not stop it cleanly. He ends up pushing it away from him and an extra run is conceded.
18.36 IST: Carlos Brathwaite to Nathan Coulter-Nile, FOUR! Make that 12! Back-to-back boundaries! The bowlers are just not sure where to bowl to him. Brathwaite bangs it short and it is the slower one. NCN picks it and pulls it through the gap in the mid-wicket region for a boundary. AUS 276/8 in 46.3 overs
18.35 IST: Carlos Brathwaite to Nathan Coulter-Nile, FOUR! What a shot this is! Full and outside off, Coulter-Nile goes down on one knee and loft it over covers for a boundary. He is 16 short of a ton now. AUS 272/8 in 46.2 overs
* Mitchell Starc comes out to bat.
18.34 IST: OUT! Braithwaite removes Cummins for 2. Once again the bowling change does the trick! Short and on middle, Cummins swings hard but across the line. The ball takes the top edge. Goes high up in the air towards deep square leg. Sheldon Cottrell this time takes an easier catch. Australia 268/8 in 46.1 overs
18.29 IST: Cottrel to Coulter-Nile, SIX! Back-to-back maximums! This is longer than the last one. Full and it is the slower one. NCN lofts it over the long on fence and clears it by ease. AUS 266/7 in 45.4 overs
18.29 IST: Cottrel to Coulter-Nile, SIX! Good timing and placement by NCN. That has gone all the way! Flat one! What a shot! Shortish and on middle, Coulter-Nile goes back and smashes it right off the middle. It is travelling. Brathwaite runs to his left, dives full stretch to his left but the ball evades his hand and seems to have gone over the ropes. AUS 260/7 in 45.3 overs
* Pat Cummins is the new batsman. He can tonk a few as well.
18.24 IST: Oshane Thomas to Steve Smith, OUT! HO, HO, HO! What a catch that is! Probably the catch of the tournament! Cottrell, you beauty! Something special was needed to break this stand and take Smith's wicket and Sheldon has provided it. Smith can't believe it. He might have thought, he has hit that for a biggie. He moves right across and whips it towards the backward square leg fence. SC there runs to his left, stretches one hand out, the ball sticks. He then realizes the momentum is taking him over the ropes so throws it up, goes over the ropes, then comes in and takes it. AUS 249/7 in 44.2 overs
18.22 IST: Oshane Thomas to Steve Smith, FOUR! Brilliant start to this over as well! Full and on off, Smith lofts it over mid off for a boundary. Pressure on the bowler now. AUS 249/6 in 42 overs
18.20 IST: Ashley Nurse to Nathan Coulter-Nile, DROPPED! That was hit firmly but still should have been taken. Short and on middle, Nathan goes back and hammers it flat towards deep mid-wicket. Hetmyer there gets two hands to it but spills it. The batters take a run. They needed to hang on there as a wicket is needed. This partnership is going along really well and Coulter-Nile is getting into his own here.
18.19 IST: Ashley Nurse to Nathan Coulter-Nile, FOUR! Cheeky, very cheeky! Moves right across and Nurse fires it on the stump. NCN uses the pace and paddles it fine on the leg side for a boundary. AUS 238/6 in 43.1 overs
18.18 IST: Carlos Brathwaite to Nathan Coulter-Nile, SIX! Coulter-Nile is growing in confidence. Brathwaite delivers one in the slot for the batsman, Nathan lines up the bowler and thumps it over long on for a biggie. Australia are on the charge!
18.18 IST: Carlos Brathwaite to Nathan Coulter-Nile, Fifty for Nathan Coulter-Nile, his first in ODIs! What a stage and what a situation to achieve it! Short in length and around off, NCN pulls it over mid-wicket and it falls in no man's land. The fielder in the deep runs across to his right to stop the ball and they take a couple of runs.
18.16 IST: Carlos Brathwaite to Steve Smith, FOUR! Edgy but effective for Australia. Width on offer outside off, Smith goes chasing after it but fails to middle his shot. It gathers the outside edge and runs down to third man for a run.
18.08 IST: Carlos Brathwaite to Nathan Coulter-Nile, FOUR! Nicely timed! Yes, it is a gift but it has to be put away. A full toss on the pads, NCN flicks it over mid-wicket and bags a boundary. AUS 212/6 in 40.2 overs
* Powerplay 3 has been signalled! Now 5 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the end of the innings.
18.00 IST: Andre Russell to Nathan Coulter-Nile, SIX! And that is the first six of the innings. Russell bowls on the pad but bowls on the poor line. A brilliant flick!
17.51 IST: Andre Russell to Nathan Coulter-Nile, FOUR! Hooks it this time towards the fine leg! Coulter-Nile is scoring some quick runs here.
17.48 IST: Sheldon Cottrell to Steve Smith, FOUR! FIFTY for Steve Smith. Times it brilliantly towards the third-man.
17.47 IST: Sheldon Cottrell comes into the attack.
17.39 IST: Oshane Thomas to Nathan Coulter-Nile, FOUR! A poor delivery from Thomas. The ball goes down the leg and Coulter-Nile lofts it with a flick. The fielder is positioned at fine leg but he fails to reach the ball on time.
17.37 IST: Oshane Thomas to Nathan Coulter-Nile, FOUR! Thomas attempts a yorker, but Coulter-Nile pushes it straight. A chase for the fielder but the outfield is too quick.
17.28 IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile is the new man in.
17.25 IST: Andre Russell to Alex Carey, OUT! The impact player has done it again! Holder brings Russell straight into the attack and he provides the breakthrough. The ball was on the good length and Carey was drawn into playing the shot. An outside-edge and a simple catch for Shai Hope.
17.24 IST: Andre Russell is brought in to attack.
17.18 IST: Six runs from the over. Both the batsmen are now finding gaps at ease. Windies need to find the breakthrough here. Andre Russell, anyone?
17.13 IST: Carlos Brathwaite to bowl his sixth over of the innings. Brathwaite 5-0-23-0
17.11 IST: Ashley Nurse to Alex Carey, FOUR! Carey goes reverse! Nurse delivers a full ball around off, from 'round the wicket, Carey brings out the reverse sweep without waiting any time and nails it behind point for a boundary.
17.10 IST: Enough of pace. Ashley Nurse comes into attack.
West Indies play their 800th ODI today. What a way to begin, but will they end it similarly?
17.06 IST: Jason Holder to Alex Carey, FOUR! A half-volley from Holder and Carey brings himself in a wonderful position to get in the line of the ball. A brilliant cover drive.
16.57 IST: Jason Holder to Steve Smith, FOUR! Smith has finally opened his arms. And it could've been dangerous for the batsman as he lofted the ball with a pull. However, Cottrell slips and fails to reach the ball in time. Holder looks unhappy and rightly so.
16.56 IST: Sheldon Cottrell to Alex Carey, FOUR! A brilliant cover drive! Fullish, way outside off, and Carey throws his weight on the ball. Third boundary in the over for the Aussie left-hander.
16.54 IST: Sheldon Cottrell to Alex Carey, FOUR! Consecutive boundaries for Carey once again! Sheldon bowls it short and wide again outside off, Carey says thank you very much as he cuts it over point for a boundary.
16.53 IST: Sheldon Cottrell to Alexz Carey, FOUR! Up and over! Short and outside off, it was asking to be hit! Carey slaps it over point and it races away to the fence. That first boundary might have broken the shackles for Carey. 100 up for Australia.
16.52 IST: Sheldon Cottrell replaces Jason Holder.
16.51 IST: Oshane Thomas to Alex Carey, FOUR! Fullish and outside off, and that is a superb punch towards cover.
16.49 IST: Oshane Thomas to Alex Carey! FOUR! First four for Alex Carey, in his 27th ball of the innings! Thomas kept it short, but on the body. Carey bends and lofts it over the second slip deliberately. A risky shot, but it reaps the reward.
16.48 IST: Second maiden over from Jason Holder! The Windies captain is keeping it tight.
16.38 IST: The short-balls continue from both the ends from the West Indies, and the Aussies are playing it safe. Steve Smith, in particular, has been impressive with dealing with the short stuff so far.
16.29 IST: NOT OUT! The ball is going above the stumps here. West Indies have lost their review.
16.27 IST: Carlos Brathwaite to Alex Carey, LBW appeal! Holder has opted for a review.
16.25 IST: Alex Carey is the new man in.
16.22 IST: Jason Holder to Marcus Stoinis, OUT! The skipper strikes! Stoinis is making the long walk back at the wrong time for Australia. The partnership was going along so well. They just needed this to continue. Another short one and on middle, Marcus looks to pull but gets it off the higher portion of the bat. It goes straight to Pooran in front of square who takes a dolly. West Indies continue to be on top.
16.20 IST: Carlos Brathwaite to Steve Smith, FOUR! Smith finds the gap this time. Drives it towards the off-side!
16.06 IST: Jason Holder to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! That's aesthetic. A similar delivery, except that this was fuller. Stoinis opens the face of the bat again, but keeps it straight. The ball races towards the boundary.
16.06 IST: Jason Holder to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! A half-volley from Holder and Stoinis opens the face of the bat. Clears mid-off.
16.04 IST: Jason Holder replaces Andre Russell
16.03 IST: Carlos Brathwaite to Steve Smith, FOUR! Classic Steve Smith. Brathwaite offers width, and a trademark cut shot from the Aussie batsman. Clears the gap between cover and point.
15.55 IST: Andre Russell to Steve Smith, FOUR! And that's 50 for Australia!
15.52 IST: Carlos Brathwaite to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! Pulls it towards deep square leg this time. Given the circumstances, a very welcome over for Australia.
15.51 IST: Carlos Brathwaite to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! Stoinis can breathe a little. It's a full toss from Brathwaite and the batsman pushes it towards long-on.
15.50 IST: Carlos Brathwaite replaces Sheldon Cottrell.
Australia are in all sorts of trouble!— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 6, 2019
Russell gets Khawaja courtesy an UNBELIEVABLE catch from Hope, and then Cottrell has the new man Maxwell holing out.
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15.44 IST: Marcus Stoinis is the new man in.
15.41 IST: Sheldon Cottrell to Glenn Maxwell, OUT! The Australians are falling like a pack of cards here. The short-ball does the trick this time for Cottrell, as Maxwell tries to pull it. However, it's the outside-edge again, and an easy catch for Shai Hope.
15.40 IST: Glenn Maxwell is the new man in.
15.35 IST: Andre Russell to Usman Khawaja, OUT! A barrage of short balls, which was immediately followed by a rather loose delivery. Russell gives width to Khawaja and invites him to drive it. And it's worked! Khawaja goes for a big shot and an outside-edge carries towards the second slip!
15.34 IST: Andre Russell replaces Oshane Thomas.
15.29 IST: Steve Smith is the new man in.
15.28 IST: Oshane Thomas to Usman Khawaja, FOUR! Short again, but this, the line was wrong. The ball went behind the batsman's head and Khawaja simply pulled it towards the third man.
15.22 IST: Sheldon Cottrell to David Warner, OUT! Cottrell keeps it outside off this time and Warner cuts it straight towards backward point, where Shimron Hetmyer had a catching practice!
15.16 IST: Oshane Thomas to Usman Khawaja, that's one fierce bouncer! This came out of nowhere from Thomas, and struck on Khawaja's helmet. He needs some attention here.
15.15 IST: Oshane Thomas to Usman Khawaja, FOUR! Thomas keeps it full this time and Khawaja simply pushes the ball towards long-on.
15.1 IST: Oshane Thomas to Aaron Finch, OUT! Caught-behind! The ball moves inside but that's just poor footwork from Finch. An easy catch for Shai Hope. After a poor first over, Thomas has made a remarkable comeback.
15.06 IST: Sheldon Cottrell to bowl from the other end.
15.03 IST: Oshane Thomas to David Warner, 1 run. No big harm there.
15.02 IST: Oshane Thomas to David Warner, NO BALL! That's a very untidy start from Thomas. Started with a wide, and this one could've actually been an LBW.
15.00 IST: Oshane Thomas to David Warner, FOUR WIDES! Poor start from Thomas. Down the leg, and Shai Hope fails to reach the ball.
14.58 IST: The Australian openers, Aaron Finch and David Warner, make their way out to the middle.
* It is time for the National Anthems! The two teams make their way out for it.
14.48 IST: PITCH REPORT - Michael Holding says there is a little bit of grass on the surface. Mentions it is a used pitch but the cracks have not opened up. States it looks a belter. Reckons the ball should come onto the bat nicely.
14.36 IST: Playing XI of both teams is out:
West Indies (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch(c), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa
14.32 IST: West Indies win toss, opt to bowl against Australia in Nottingham
14.24 IST: David Warner is all set to rock the 2019 World Cup with his bat
14.18 IST: The Universe Boss has only one aim and i.e to lift the World Cup trophy
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14.13 IST: Trent Bridge is ready are you?
Match Preview: Australia will field an unchanged XI against Windies in their second game of the ongoing World Cup to be played at Trent Bridge on Thursday with head coach Justin Langer suggesting they will resist the temptation of playing another spinner in the form of Nathon Lyon. "I think we're going with the same team," cricket.com.au quoted Langer as saying. "We haven't had a look at the wicket yet, but my gut feeling is... the same XI." The Australia head coach admitted they were tempted to recall Lyon in Nottingham given the number of left-handers in West Indies top order. (Read full here)