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Australia vs West Indies, 2nd T20I: Australia beat West Indies by 34 runs to take unassailable 2-0 series lead

Australia's Glenn Maxwell hits out
Australia's Glenn Maxwell hits out

Big-hitting Glenn Maxwell slammed a 50-ball century as Australia hit 241-4, and beat West Indies by 34 runs, in the second of three Twenty20 internationals in Adelaide on Sunday.

Match Summary

Australia vs West Indies, 2nd T20I, West Indies tour of Australia

Australia 241/4 (20 ov)

West Indies 207/9 (20 ov)

Result - Australia won by 34 runs




Match Report

The 35-year-old Maxwell was in ominous touch, coming to the crease with the hosts on 64-3 in the seventh over and blasting eight sixes and 12 fours in a blistering knock of 120 not out from 55 balls.

The hosts won the first match in Hobart on Friday by 11 runs on the back of 70 from David Warner and the veteran was again ultra-aggressive at the start after they were sent in to bat.

He smacked a six off his second ball from spinner Akeal Hosein to signal his intent but was then pegged back by some tight and accurate bowling.

Opening partner Josh Inglis lasted just six balls, surviving a run out before being caught in the deep trying to hit Jason Holder out of the ground.

Skipper Mitchell Marsh whacked an enterprising 29 off 12 balls, including two big sixes, to propel them to 58-2 off the six-over power-play.

But he tried one slog too many and was well caught at mid-on by Holder off Alzarri Joseph, with Warner following soon after on 22 going for the big hit.

That brought Maxwell to the crease and he steered them to 99-3 at the halfway mark.

Maxwell was looking for the boundary with every delivery, and frequently found it with a range of magnificent shots, reaching his half-century off 25 balls.

He shared an 82-run partnership with Marcus Stoinis (16) before being joined by fellow big-hitter Tim David (31 off 14) in a 95-run stand that saw him bring up his fifth T20 century.

In the run chase, West Indies again got over the 200 mark, however, they were unable to put together enough power-hitting to get near the Australia total.

Rovman Powell 67 top scored with Andre Russell hitting a valuable quickfire 37 (16). Marcus Stoinis was the top wicket-taker for Australia with 3-36.

Match Stats

Australia Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Josh Inglis - 1.6 ov), 2-57 (Mitchell Marsh - 5.3 ov), 3-64 (David Warner - 6.4 ov), 4-146 (Marcus Stoinis - 13.4 ov)

West Indies Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Brandon King - 1.5 ov), 2-42 (Nicholas Pooran - 4.3 ov), 3-56 (Shai Hope - 5.1 ov), 4-62 (Johnson Charles - 5.6 ov), 5-63 (Sherfane Rutherford - 6.3 ov), 6-110 (Andre Russell - 10.4 ov), 7-164 (Romario Shepherd - 15.4 ov), 8-176 (Rovman Powell - 16.6 ov), 9-189 (Akeal Hosein - 17.5 ov)

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Match Details:

Date: Sunday, February 11, 2024 08:00

Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Toss: West Indies elected to bowl

Officials Umpires: Gerard Abood(Australia) Shawn Craig(Australia) Sam Nogajski (AustraliaTV)

Match Referee: David Boon(Australia)

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