After losing first 3 T20I matches to West Indies, the Australians finally managed to win the 4th game by a bare margin of just 4 runs. Mitchell Starc despite not being so impressive in his first 3 overs, defended 11 runs in the final over to win the game for his team against one of the greatest power hitters - Andre Russell.
Aaron Finch and Mitchell Marsh's 114-run partnership for the 2nd wicket laid the platform to put a big total of 189/6 on the board before the Aussies could restrict their opponent to 185/6.
Let us have a look at some of the stats from this game:
1555 - Aaron Finch has smashed 1555 runs as captain in T20Is and thus surpassed Virat Kohli's 1502 runs as captain in the format.
Most runs as captain in T20Is:
Aaron Finch - 1555
Virat Kohli - 1502
Kane Williamson - 1383
Most 50+ scores as captain in T20Is:
Virat Kohli - 12
Aaron Finch - 11
Kane Williamson - 11
114 - 114-run partnership for the second wicket between Aaron Finch and Mitchell Marsh has been joint second-highest for Australia in T20Is.
Highest 2nd wicket partnership for Australia in T20Is:
Steve Smith & David Warner - 117* vs SL, 2019
Aaron Finch & Shaun Marsh - 114 vs Eng, 2013
Aaron Finch & Mitchell Marsh - 114 vs WI, 2021
Michael Hussey & Shane Watson - 108 vs WI, 2012
Glenn Maxwell & David Warner - 107 vs SL, 2019
3 - Before the ongoing series against West Indies Mitchell Marsh had batted in 20 innings and he had zero fifty-plus score in T20Is.
In this T20I series against West Indies Mitchell Marsh has batted in 4 innings and of those, 3 knocks have been fifty-plus scores. Recent knock of 75 (44) is his career best in T20Is.
3 - Mitchell Marsh became only the 3rd Australian player after Shane Watson and Glenn Maxwell to pick 3 wickets and score 50 runs in the same T20I match.
Instances of Aus players scoring 50 runs & picking 3 wickets in a T20I match:
Shane Watson vs England, 2011
Shane Watson vs Ireland, 2012
Shane Watson vs India, 2012
Glenn Maxwell vs England, 2018
Mitchell Marsh vs West Indies, 2021
23 - Daniel Christian conceded 23 runs off the 1 over that he bowled in the 4th T20I against West Indies.
Worst bowling economy in a T20I innings for an Australian bowler (minimum 1 over bowled):
Daniel Christian - 23 vs WI, 2021
Marcus Stoinis - 22 vs Ind, 2018
Andrew Symonds - 19.50 vs NZ, 2007