WI vs Aus T20 series 2021 : Chris Gayle shines in West Indies series win over Australia
Five-match T20I series is going on between West Indies and Australia which will be followed by a three-match ODI series.
The ODI series is going to be very important as it is part of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, which is going to be the qualification scenario for the 2022 World Cup.
Last time Australia and West Indies faced each other in T20I format in the year 2014 for T20I World Cup.
Both the countries played last ODI in the year 2019 for Cricket World Cup.
First T20I match of West Indies vs Australia 5-match series:
First match of West Indies vs Australia 5- match series was played on July 09, 2021 at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium , Gros Islet , St Lucia and West Indies beat Australia by 18 runs. It was really an extraordinary triumph of West Indies.
Australia won the toss and took decision of fielding first.
West Indies set the target of 146 runs but Australia managed to make only 127 runs.
In the first innings, Andre Russell has shown amazing performance with his bat and hit half century with the help of 3 fours and 5 sixes. He was dismissed by Josh Hazlewood after scoring 51 runs in in 28 balls.
Josh Hazlewood , highest wicket taker for Australia picked up 3 wickets and gave away 12 runs.
In the second innings Mitchell Marsh played excellently as he smash 51 runs in just 31 balls with the help of 5 fours and 2 sixes. But his efforts went in vain as Australia was unable to complete the target.
Obed McCoy picked up 4 wickets and gave away 26 runs . Hayden Walsh picked up 3 wickets and gave away 23 runs.
Second T20I match of WI vs Aus T20 series 2021 :
Second T20I match of West Indies vs Australia 5-match series was played on July 10, 2021, Saturday at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium , Gros Islet , St Lucia. In second match also West Indies registered the thrilling victory against Australia by 56 runs.
In second T20I match of WI vs Aus T20 series 2021, players of West Indies played more drastically to beat Australia.
Australia won the toss and took decision of fielding first. West innings played the first innings and smashed the total score of 196 runs for 4 wickets in 20 overs.
This time Hetmyer became highest run scorer of the match by making high score of 61 runs in 36 balls with the help of 2 fours and 4 sixes.
Hazlewood , Agar and Mitchell Marsh picked up 1 wicket each.
Australia made the total score of 140 runs only as all players were dismissed after playing for 19.2 overs.
In Australian innings Mitchell Marsh scored highest run for his team by smashing 54 runs in just 42 balls with the help of 5 fours and 1 six. He tried to contribute with bat as well as ball but failed to take his team towards victory.
Hayden Walsh picked up 3 wickets for West Indies giving away 29 runs.
Third T20I match of WI vs Aus T20 series 2021 :
Third T20I match of WI vs Aus T20 series 2021 was played on July 12, 2021 at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium , Gros Islet , St Lucia.
Performance of players of West Indies in 3rd T20I match of West Indies vs Australia 5-match series was more astonishing as West Indies beat Australia by 6 wickets and achieved victory.
Australia won the toss and took decision of batting first. Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium , Gros Islet , St Lucia
All the wickets of Australia fall on 141 runs.
Henriques smashed highest runs for Australia that is 33 runs in 29 balls with the help of 2 sixes. Other players were not able deliver much runs with their bats.
Hayden Walsh picked up 2 wickets and gave away 18 runs.
West Indies successfully hit the target by making 142 runs in 14.5 overs with the fall of 4 wickets.
Chris Gayle has shown brilliant performance and smashed 67 runs in just 38 balls with the help of 4 fours and 7 sixes.
Chris Gayle played match winning knock and gave vital contribution in bringing victory for West Indies.
Riley Meredith picked up 3 wickets by giving away 48 runs.
After achieving a thrilling wining in 3rd T20I, West Indies has taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series.
Australia and West Indies will be locking horns in next T20I match on Wednesday. Two matches are still to be played on July 14, 2021 and July 16, 2021 at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium , Gros Islet , St Lucia.
After this there will be a ODI series of 3 matches between Australia and West Indies. Matches will be played at July 20, 2021, July 22, 2021 and July 24, 2021 at Kensington Oval.
Chris Gayle shines in West Indies series win over in WI vs Aus T20 series 2021 :
Chris Gayle has completed his 14000 T20 runs in 3rd T20I match of WI vs Aus T20 series 2021 and became the first player to touch the peak of success. He is the first and only player who has made the score of 14000 T20 runs.
Other players are very far away from this point as any other player is not able to complete even 11000 T20I runs.
Kieron Pollard is on second position in the list of run scorers in T20I with 10836.
Some interesting points about Chris Gayle’s 14000 runs :
Chris Gayle is the fastest batsman to complete his multiples of 1000 runs. He has completed his runs from 4000 to 14000 with fastest rate than any other player.
Up till now Chris Gayle has registered the total score of 14038 runs. 1796 runs out of total were made in International cricket and the major percentage of runs was scored in franchise cricket.
8620 out of total T20 runs were scored in the matches won by his team while other 5104 runs were scored matches in which he was unable to make his team win. Rest of the runs were scored in either in tied or washed out matches.
Chris Gayle made a thrilling half century while playing fifty third T20I. He made first 50+ score after T20 World Cup 2016. Last time he made his half-century while playing against England in T20 WC 2016, he smashed an unbeaten century.
41 years old, Chris Gayle is the oldest player among full-member countries’ player to score half- century in T20Is.