Australia proved once again that how much mentally strong they are. They have taken the game from jaws of Westindian team.
Captaincy of Aaron Finch was also great during that match. On the other hand, Jason Holder didn’t do able to take wise decisions during that game.
Westindian won that toss and elected to bowl at Trent Bridge Nottingham where defending of a total is not easy.
Westindian bowlers have taken 4 Aussies wicket on just 38 runs and at that point of time it looked Australia would bowl out within 100.
But Jason Holder with no reason have put his strike bowlers out of attack and he used his average blowers to complete their quota of overs.
Steve Smith have batted with a purpose. He fought the difficult period and scored 73 which helped Australia to have something to bowl but the real star was Nathon Coulter-Nile.
He scored an outstanding 92 in just 60 balls and due to his innings Australia made 288.
In reply, Westindian team didn’t start well but Shai Hope’s cameo made their hopes alive.
Jason Holder also made 50 but turning point of match came when Australian skipper bring back his strike bowler Mitchell Starc in 46 over when Westindians were cruising . He made couple of strikes in that over by removing Holder and Braithwaite.
After that Westindian team have no clue what’s so ever and they managed to score 273 and Australia won by 15 runs.
Australia’s skipper done a right thing. He chinstrap wait till 48th over. He handed the ball to Starc who didn’t disappointed him. He took 5 wickets in the match including 3 wickets in his final spell.
From 38 for 4, Australia won that game. It was just superb. That’s why Australian team always on top in ICC rankings. They never give up. They love to fight till end and we have enormous examples of their brilliant come back.
Umpiring was just pathetic in that match. ICC must look at that thing as well.