- Australia beaten by four wickets by hosts in Barbados
- Injured Finch out for decider and Bangladesh T20 tour
The ODI cricket series between Australia and West Indies in Barbados will go down to the final match after the hosts levelled the score with a four-wicket win in a low-scoring rescheduled game two in Barbados.
Australia collapsed to 45-6 in the 13th over, but the lower half of the order fought hard to eke out a score of 187 before the innings ended with 17 balls left. No 10 Wes Agar (41 off 36), who equalled his best score in any format, top-scored for Australia.
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The West Indies have kept the ODI series against Australia alive with a gripping, low-scoring encounter in Bridgetown on Sunday.
A dazzling six-ball stretch was all it took for West Indies spinner Akeal Hosein to put Australia in a world of hurt in the second ODI.
A feeble Australian batting display and costly error in the field have paved the way to a series-tying four-wicket win for the West Indies in Sunday’s second ODI.
News of one positive coronavirus test to a non-playing West Indies member ahead of the second ODI against Australia has thrown into doubt a bevy of international cricket fixtures involving four teams.
The second ODI between Australia and the West Indies was suspended at the last minute on Friday morning due to a positive COVID-19 case.
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Bubble fatigue forced several of Australia’s best players, including David Warner and Glenn Maxwell, to opt out of the white-ball tour of the West Indies, only to be locked down at home.
- Australia 252-9; West Indies 123 | Australia win by 133 runs
- Alex Carey wins in first game as captain after rain affects play
Stand-in captain Alex Carey starred with the bat and his opening bowlers with the ball, as Australia charged to a 133-run win over the West Indies in the first ODI in Barbados.
Australia scored 252-9, but the home side’s target was revised to 257 off 49 overs after three rain delays. Carey (67 off 87 balls) and Ashton Turner (49 off 45) combined for a fifth-wicket stand of 104 in just under 19 overs.
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A new format has brought new fortunes to Australia who rolled the West Indies in the first ODI by 133 runs.
Mitch Marsh decided to walk after being caught behind in the first ODI against the West Indies — but only after the hosts called for a review.
Australia has restored some pride by crushing the West Indies in the first ODI by 133 runs courtesy of brutal spells from Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood.
The 1981 Ashes win at Headingley, inspired by an Ian Botham innings 40 years ago today, reverberated through the decades
I was there, you know. On the world’s most famous cricket ground on the day of England’s most famous Test win. In the old Lord’s press box next to the pavilion. True, the win in question was not actually at Lord’s: it was 200 miles away at Headingley. But we remember the most dramatic events through the prism of where we were when we heard the news.
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Alex Carey will become the 26th Australian one-day cricket captain after an injury to Aaron Finch in the West Indies.