West Indies beat Australia in fifth T20I: Records broken
The West Indies cricket team beat Australia in the fifth and final T20I to seal the series 4-1. It was another top performance by the Windies outfit, who claimed a 16-run win. Evin Lewis' 79 helped WI post 199/8 in 20 overs. In reply, the Aussies managed 183/9 to lose the match. Sheldon Cottrell and Andre Russell took three wickets each.
How did the match pan out?
West Indies formed mini partnerships to keep the scorecard ticking. However, they lost too many wickets in the end as Australia fought back. Lewis was the standout performer for the hosts. In reply, several Aussie batters got starts but nobody went on to convert the same. Sheldon Cottrell (3/28) was the chief architect with the ball.
Lewis smashes his ninth fifty in T20Is
Lewis smashed his ninth fifty in T20Is and a first against the Aussies. He smashed four fours and nine sixes in his 34-ball show, He has raced to 1,277 runs in T20Is at an average of 31.92. He has also gone past 100 T20I sixes (101). He is only the second WI batter to achieve this mark after Chris Gayle (119).
Chris Gayle scripts these feats
West Indies' veteran batter Chris Gayle scored a seven-ball 21, smashing two fours and two sixes. Gayle has gone past the 1,800-run mark in T20Is (1,818), becoming the first player from his nation to achieve this mark. He also surpassed Kane Williamson (1,805). He is also the first batter in WI-Australia T20Is to get past 400 runs (405). Gayle has hit 29 sixes.
WI continue to dominate against Australia in T20Is
This was the 16th head-to-head meeting between the two sides in T20Is. The Windies won their 10th T20I against Australia (W10 L6). West Indies also recorded their second-highest total against Australia (199/8).