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Stats: West Indies vs Australia – Spin bowlers, David Warner guide Australia to a 6 wicket victory over West Indies

Australia defeated West Indies thanks to 7 wickets taken by their spinners.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith in action during the match against the West Indies

Australia won the toss and opted to bowl first in the second match of the tri-nation series against the West Indies at Guyana and Mitchell Starc, the man making his ODI comeback for Australia after an injury, provided the breakthrough in his very first over.

Darren Bravo and Johnson Charles tried to settle in for the Windies and after spending a decent time on the wicket, they threw their wicket away. No other Windies batsman tried to play cautiously on a spin-friendly wicket and as a result, the side were bowled out for 116.

Also read: Tri Series Match 2: Australia beat West Indies by 6 wickets

In reply, both David Warner and Aaron Finch played with responsibility and by the time Finch got out, he made sure that Australia cannot lose the game and with the help of the in-form David Warner, Australia managed to chase down the target with almost 25 overs remaining in their innings. Nathan Lyon was adjudged the Man of the Match for his impressive bowling figures of 3/39 from 10 overs with 2 maidens.

Let’s look at the major stats from the game.

32nd – Jason Holder became the 32nd West Indies bowler to complete 50 wickets in ODIs. By taking the wicket of Aaron Finch in the 2nd match of tri-nation series, he completed his 50th wicket in ODIs.

7th – David Warner and Aaron Finch’s pair became the seventh Australian opening pair to add 1,000 runs in ODIs. In the second match of the tri-nation series, they added 44 runs for the 1st wicket.

5th – Sunil Narine became the fifth spin bowler to open the bowling for West Indies in West Indies in ODIs. The other four spin bowlers are Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Anthony Martin and Sulieman Benn.

116 – The number of runs made by West Indies in the second match of tri-nation series, the second lowest total they have made against any opposition in West Indies in ODIs.

1946 – The number of runs made by Denesh Ramdin as a wicketkeeper of the West Indies from 131 ODIs, the most by any West Indies wicketkeeper in ODIs. He went past Jeff Dujon’s 1934 runs in ODIs as a wicketkeeper of West Indies by scoring 12 runs in the second match of tri-nation series against Australia.

7 – The number of wickets taken by Australia’s spin bowlers in the second match of the tri-nation series against the West Indies, the joint most they have taken in an innings of an ODI match. In the second match of tri-nation series, Nathan Lyon and Adam Zampa picked up 3 wickets each while Glenn Maxwell took a wicket.

6 – The number of fours hit by the West Indies top-order batsmen (1-7) against Australia in the second match of tri-nation series, the joint lowest by the West Indies top-order batsmen (1-7) against Australia in West Indies in an ODI match.

88 – The number of runs made by the West Indies top-order batsmen (1-7) against Australia in the second match of the tri-nation series, the second lowest by the West Indies top-order batsmen (1-7) against Australia in West Indies in an ODI match.

12 – The number of ducks scored by Kieron Pollard from 93 ODIs while playing for West Indies, the joint fourth highest among West Indies players in ODIs. In the second match of tri-nation series, he got out for a duck. 

14th – This was the 14th instance when Australian spin bowlers have taken more than 5 wickets in ODI match. In the second match of the tri-nation series against West Indies, they took 7 wickets.

1st – This was the first time since 2000, Australia took more than 25 overs to chase down a target of less than 120 runs in a full ODI match. They took 25.4 overs to chase down the target of 117 runs in the second match of tri-nation series against West Indies.

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