WI vs Aus 5th T20I Highlights today Friday, 7-16-2021 – 5th T20I (N), Australia tour of West Indies from Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia.
ICC Rankings Test, ODI & T20
Aaron Finch won the toss and chose to bat first.
West Indies team: Andre Fletcher, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Nicholas Pooran (c)†, Andre Russell, Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Hayden Walsh, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas.
Australia team: Josh Philippe, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey, Matthew Wade †, Andrew Tye, Mitchell Swepson, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
Match Timings: 23:30 GMT | 19:30 Local
Umpires – Leslie Reifer, Nigel Duguid
TV Umpires – Gregory Brathwaite
Match Referee – Richie Richardson
Reserve Umpire – Patrick Gustard
Match number – T20I no. 1192
Post Match Presentation
Nicholas Pooran “Wonderful achievement not just myself but also the team. We wanted to come here and play proper cricket. Spin is very important, we know in T20 cricket legspinners are champs, you are also asking for wickets. We are very happy for Hayden, he works so hard and he’s winning games for us. We’ll take 4-1 and that has done a lot for West Indies cricket.
Leadership is tough, especially when there’s a lot of information to gather and you aren’t sure what is best. I learned different things. You have to have thick skin and keep going forward. Can’t single out anyone, there are so many leaders. Every meeting someone has positive to say. Trevor Penney has worked so much on our fielding. Allen took that catch and changed the game for us.”
Player of the Series is Hayden Walsh Jr. “This is very special, the first series back in West Indies colors. Relived all the hard work is paying off. When I get the opportunity I grabbed and ran with it. The guys are really happy to win this 4-1. We’ve been a little down against South Africa but the teamwork was really good coming into this series. [On the fielding crown] This series I’ll hand it to him [Allen] and take the second.
Aaron Finch. “Mitch Marsh stood out with his first opportunity at No. 3. Though the way we defended in the back 10 overs in this game was impressive and our Powerplay bowling has been pretty good in the other games. We just haven’t backed it up with the bat. There are some guys there with not a huge amount of international experience so it can tough at times, not too critical of them, more experience at the top and we probably didn’t do enough. Winning would have been nice but feel as though we have some more information.
Player of the Match is Evin Lewis. “I stayed still and watched the ball onto the bat. Always good to contribute to a win. I’ve been working extremely hard from 2017 to now. [This series] means a lot to me, when you score runs against these teams you feel very good. It’s good for us, we have a lot of confidence going into Pakistan but want to keep playing smart cricket.”