Australia defeated West Indies by a convincing 8 wicket margin with the help of Josh Hazlewood’s four-wicket haul and David Warner’s blazing 89 run-knock. Initially, Aussies invited West Indies to bat first winning the toss. Windies scored just 157 runs on board with the help of skipper Kieron Pollard’s 44 run knock and Andre Russell’s cameo off 18 runs in the end. Hazlewood ended up picking the 4 key wickets of West Indies batting line up namely Pooran, Roston Chase, Hetmyer and Dwayne Bravo. Australia chased the total convincingly with 22 balls to spare as the dangerous David Warner bounced back to form in style.
Numbers and stats from Aus vs WI game:
89* – David Warner’s 89*(56) is the highest score by an Australian batsman in T20 WC.
Highest score by an Australian batsman in T20 WC:
David Warner – 89* vs WI, 2021
Cameron White – 85* vs SL, 2010
Shane Watson – 81 vs Pak, 2010
5 – Josh Hazlewood became 5th bowler to take 4 (or) more wickets in an innings at the T20 World Cup.
Four (or) more wickets for Australia in an innings on T20 World Cup:
Stuart Clark vs SL, 2007
Dirk Nannes vs Ban, 2010
James Faulkner vs Pak, 2016
Adam Zampa vs Ban, 2021
Josh Hazlewood vs WI, 2021
5 – Mitchell Marsh became the first Australian player to smash five fifty-plus score in T20Is in a calendar year.
10 – West Indies have lost 10 T20I matches in a calendar year which is joint-most for them.
Most matches lost by West Indies team in T20Is in a calendar year:
West Indies – 10 (15 matches) in 2018
West Indies – 10 (12 matches) in 2019
West Indies – 10 (22 matches) in 2021
Due to West Indies loss against Australia, they have been forced to play qualifiers to enter 2022 T20 World Cup Super-12.
11 – Adam Zampa has taken 11 wickets in T20 WC 2021.
Most wickets by an Australian bowler in a T20 WC edition:
Dirk Nannes – 14 in 2010
Stuart Clark – 12 in 2007
Steven Smith – 11 in 2010
Shane Watson – 11 in 2012
Adam Zampa – 11 in 2021
2 – Chris Gayle became 2nd oldest player among Test playing nation to take a T20I wicket.
Oldest player to take a T20I wicket among Test playing nations:
Brad Hogg – 43 years & 36 days vs SA, 2014
Chris Gayle – 42 years & 46 days vs Aus, 2021
Sanath Jayasuriya – 41 years & 360 days vs Eng, 2011