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2nd T20I, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, 11 Feb, 2024

Australia

AUS

241/4

(20.0) overs

West Indies

WI

207/9

(20.0) overs

Australia beat West Indies by 34 runs

Player Of The Match

Glenn Maxwell,
Australia
Australia
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Australia

Commentary

Right then, that is it from this absolute run-fest where the Aussies seal the series with a good win while the Windies hope to save some pride by winning the last game. The 3rd and final T20I will be played on 13th February, Tuesday at 1.30 pm (8 am GMT), but as you know, you can always join us early for all the build-up to the match. Until then, cheers and goodbye!

Mitchell Marsh, the victorious skipper of Australia talks about this being a good game of cricket. He says that 220 did not seem enough the previous time and he was glad when they scored 241. Talks about Maxwell being a class apart and someone who has always done for the team. Finishes by saying that they have been playing some really good T20 cricket for the last 6 months.

Rovman Powell, the captain of West Indies says that the boys showed good courage and started aggressively, but losing wickets at regular intervals and not getting partnerships in the middle overs cost them. Credits Australia for bowling well and says losing early wickets in a big chase makes it difficult and they will need to discuss about it. Mentions that it is very difficult to bowl to Glenn Maxwell as he has great skills. Tells that they failed to stick to their plans and gave away 20-25 extra runs. Ends by saying that a 2-1 is better than 3-0, and the team is confident of getting the win in the next game.

Glenn Maxwell is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his stunning century. He says that at the start he was struggling a bit but then he timed a few well and got back into the game after that. He adds that he is very confident and comfortable in the T20 format and it’s something he enjoys doing the most. Talks about his number 4 position and says that it's a tough position to bat on and he is still figuring it out.

Presentation Time...

Spencer Johnson, the local boy is up for a chat. He says that it is nice playing in front of friends and family and in your own backyard as he used to come here with his brothers when he was young. Adds that it is good to take his form from the BBL and although international cricket is different, he enjoys it as it is competitive. Mentions that the extra bounce helped him there and says that Nicholas Pooran is an exceptional batter. Credits Glenn Maxwell for his amazing knock and says that he told everyone before the game that he would get a hundred. Ends by saying that the T20 World Cup is on everyone's mind but his focus now is to do well in the Indian T20 League.

Earlier in the game, it was the Glenn Maxwell show. It was his swash-buckling unbeaten hundred that helped Australia to post the highest-ever T20I total at the Adelaide Oval. Jason Holder got a couple of wickets for the West Indies while Alzarri Joseph and Romario Shepherd chipped in with one each. While chasing, the Windies gave it a good go with the skipped leading the charge, but ultimately went down.

Australia, on the other hand, had a lot of runs in their bank to defend. Josh Hazlewood and Spencer Johnson gave them the perfect start with a couple of early wickets, but it was Marcus Stoinis who broke the backbone of the Windies with two big wickets in his first over. They kept chipping in with the wickets that kept them ahead in the game at all times. Stoinis ended up with three wickets Hazlewood and Johnson picked up a couple each. Adam Zampa and Jason Behrendorff chipped in with one each to cap off a solid performance.

Chasing over 200 is never easy in T20Is, and when you lose four wickets inside the Powerplay, it becomes even more difficult. The Windies batters took the approach of 'Go Big or Go Home' and it resulted in a few nice little cameos from the likes of Johnson Charles and Nicholas Pooran while Dre Russ smashed 37 off just 16 balls to keep them in the chase. However, they kept losing wickets at regular intervals which did not allow them to take all the momentum. The skipper, Rovman Powell held one end nicely, and once set, he started to take on the bowlers as well. He smashed 63 off just 36 balls, but he was fighting a lone battle as no other batters could support him. Towards the end, there were some bizarre scenes as there was a run-out but it did not count due to no appeal. However, it did not affect the result as the Windies fell short by 34 runs.

AUSTRALIA GO 2-0 UP IN THE SERIES! In doing so, they take an unassailable lead, and this was another clinical performance from the Aussies. They were much better in all three departments and in the end, they got over the line quite comfortably. West Indies did give it a good go but it turned out to be a few too many for them. This win was set up by that exceptional hundred by Glenn Maxwell while every Aussie bowlers contributed well to seal the win.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 207/9

J Holder28 (16)

A Joseph2 (5)

M Stoinis4-0-36-3

19.64

That's it, Australia win by 34 runs. Marcus Stoinis pitches the ball up on the stumps and Jason Holder drives the ball straight back to Marcus Stoinis who grabs the ball and throws it back at the stumps. The ball deflects from it and runs away to the fine leg boundary. The Australians appeal for a run out but the Big screen confirms that Jason Holder is well inside the crease.

19.50

A good yorker now, on leg, Jason Holder backs away but fails to dig it out and gets hit on the pads.

19.40

Short of a length again and outside off, Jason Holder goes for the pull again and but miscues it off the toe-end in front of first slip.

19.36

SIX! MASSIVE HIT! Marcus Stoinis bangs this short and around middle, Jason Holder stands tall and smacks it well over the deep square leg fence for a biggie.200 up!

19.21lb

Fuller and on leg, Alzarri Joseph misses his flick as the ball goes off his pads to the leg side, he sets off for the run, Matthew Wade runs forward and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses with Joseph nowhere near the crease.

19.11

In the blockhole, outside off, Jason Holder digs it out through covers for a single.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 195/9

J Holder17 (11)

A Joseph2 (4)

S Johnson4-0-39-2

18.61

Pitched up fuller on the off stump line. Jason Holder smashes the ball to long off and runs a single.

18.61wd

Wide! Too short over the head of the batter. Wide called!

18.51

Fuller on the off stump. Alzarri Joseph punches the ball to long off for a single.

18.41

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Jason Holder drives the ball to sweepers for a single.

18.31

Well, what happened there? Australia cannot believe it! Spencer Johnson pitches the ball up outside the off stump line and Alzarri Joseph drives it straight to Mitchell Marsh at covers, who picks it up and throws the ball back to the bowler as the batters were stealing the single. Spencer Johnson takes the bails off in time, but there was no appeal from any of the Australian fielders for a run out! When the replay was up on the screen, it shows that Alzarri Joseph is short of his ground. The Australian players started celebrating but the umpire stops them and says that it is going to stand NOT OUT as there was no appeal for a Run Out decision. Tim David starts to argue saying that he appealed but clearly, the umpire is not impressed. It won't matter here but that's why there are rules - just because the stumps are broken, the umpires will not take it upstairs. An APPEAL needs to be made.

Halt! There is some confusion in the middle here. Australia thinks that the game is over as the big screen shows that Alzarri Joseph is short of his crease. However, the umpire says that as there was no appeal it cannot be given out. Bizzare scenes!

18.20

Fuller outside the line of the off stump. Alzarri Joseph swings the bat hard but misses the ball completely.

In other news, Australia Under-19 have posted 253 runs in the final of the ICC Men's Under-19 World Cup. India Under-19 will need to break the record for the highest successful chase in the history of that tournament.

18.11lb

Pitched up outside the line of the leg stump. Jason Holder gets a hit on the pads and runs away for a single from the square leg area as leg bye.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 189/9

A Joseph0 (1)

J Holder15 (8)

J Hazlewood4-1-31-2

17.60

Slower ball on the off stump line. Alzarri Joseph blocks it off the front foot to end the over.

Alzarri Joseph is the last man in.

17.5W

OUT! TIMBER! Josh Hazlewood cleans him up! Australia one wicket away from a huge win. Nails the yorker hitting the off stump of Akeal Hosein  with pace. Akeal Hosein stays at the crease and looks to block it but gets no where close to the ball.

17.41b

Bye! Slower ball beats Jason Holder outside the off stump but Matthew Wade fumbles it and gives away a single as byes.

17.34

FOUR! Jason Holder is taking Josh Hazlewood to the cleaners. Three boundaries in three balls. This time through the off side. Fuller outside the off stump and Jason Holder drives it between covers and mid off for another beautiful boundary.

Commentary

We are back for the chase! West Indies walk out to chase down 241 runs in 20 overs. Brandon King and Johnson Charles are the opening batters. Jason Behrendorff starts the attack for Australia. Let's Play!

... THE RUN CHASE ...

While the West Indian bowlers started promisingly, it was the Maxwell storm that turned the tide decisively in Australia's favor. Virtually every bowler, barring Alzarri Joseph, bore the brunt of Maxwell's onslaught, as he dispatched deliveries to all corners of the ground with disdainful ease. Despite the valiant efforts of Jason Holder, who managed to scalp 2 crucial wickets at the top, and the disciplined bowling of Joseph, the West Indian bowling unit found themselves at the receiving end of Maxwell's ferocious onslaught. As the focus now shifts to the West Indies innings, the daunting task of chasing down 242 runs in 20 overs looms large before them. With the explosive power-hitters in their ranks, the West Indian batters face a formidable challenge against a resolute Australian bowling attack. Can they defy the odds and mount a successful chase, or will Australia's imposing total prove insurmountable? The stage is set for a thrilling second innings so don't go anywhere as we will be back with the Run Chase shortly.

Glenn Maxwell, the man of the moment is up for a chat. He says that it was good fun out there. Adds that it is a really good batting wicket here and we have seen that in the Big Bash as well. Tells that it is nice to cash in and make the most of it. Mentions that he was just trying to stick out there for as long as he could and he always relies on his fast hands. Further says that he tried to use his hands and find the gaps and get it over the in-field. He says that it is even more special as his parents are present in the crowd. Ends by saying that he has had a couple of cursed trips to Adelaide with some injuries, but it is nice to enjoy a good one here

Glenn Maxwell emerged as the undisputed hero for Australia, delivering a breathtaking innings of epic proportions. His extraordinary knock of 120 runs off just 55 balls left spectators spellbound, as he unleashed a barrage of boundaries and towering sixes with consummate ease. Maxwell's innings, embellished with 8 sixes and 12 fours, stood as a testament to his unparalleled talent and ability to single-handedly dismantle any bowling attack. His unbeaten effort not only anchored Australia's innings but also propelled them to a score that seemed beyond imagination at the outset. The early loss of wickets threatened to derail their momentum, with the scoreboard reading 3 down at the end of the 7th over. However, it was the resilient partnership between Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis that proved to be the turning point. The duo stitched together a crucial partnership of 82 runs, providing the much-needed stability and setting the stage for the onslaught that followed in the final overs. With Maxwell at the helm, supported by the explosive Tim David, Australia unleashed a relentless assault on the West Indian bowlers, ultimately surging past the 240-run mark with sheer dominance.

As the dust settles on an exhilarating first innings in this second T20 showdown between Australia and the West Indies, cricket fans worldwide are left in awe of yet another Glenn Maxwell masterclass. The Australian innings culminated in a spectacle of power-hitting and sheer brilliance, propelling them to a commanding total of 241 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

Runs Scored 25 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 241/4

T David31 (14)

G Maxwell120 (55)

A Russell4-0-59-0

19.62

A couple of runs to the end the innings then! 25 runs off the last over! Andre Russell nails the yorker finally, on middle, Tim David jams it out over the bowler's head for a brace. Everyone present at the Adelaide Oval is on their feet to applaud this special knock and the Windies players also congratulate Maxi. Australia finishes on a whopping 241/4!

19.51

In the blockhole, outside off, Glenn Maxwell backs away and digs it out through covers for one.

19.46

SIX NUMBER EIGHT FOR MAXI! Andre Russell serves this full but down the leg side, Glenn Maxwell stays there, uses the flick of wrists and the pace of the ball to whip it over the deep backward square leg fence for a maximum.

19.34

FOUR! A poor delivery and rightly punished! Andre Russell misses the yorker and serves a low full toss, on middle and leg, Glenn Maxwell is never going to miss that and flicks it away towards the deep square leg fence for another boundary.

19.24

FOUR! Brilliant shot! Andre Russell overpitches this one up, outside off, Glenn Maxwell reaches for it, opens the face of the bat and carves it over point for a boundary.

19.11

A low full toss, on middle, Tim David heaves it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

19.17nb

NO BALL AND SIX! A horror start to the over! Andre Russell loses his grip and bowls a waist-height full toss, on leg, Tim David still manages to thrash it away over the deep square leg fence for a biggi. A Free Hit coming up...

Runs Scored 17 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 216/4

G Maxwell105 (51)

T David22 (11)

R Shepherd4-0-48-1

18.64

FOUR! Put away! This is juicy full toss, on middle, Glenn Maxwell stays there and smashes it away towards the deep mid-wicket fence for four more runs.

18.54

FOUR! HUNDRED FOR 'THE BIG SHOW'! He has lit up the Adelaide Oval here with this sensational knock. Romario Shepherd lands this back of a length and around off, Glenn Maxwell makes some room and slaps it away wide of mid off for a boundary and gets to his century in just 50 balls. Exceptional stuff!

18.40

Romario Shepherd nails the wide yorker now, outside off, Glenn Maxwell fails to dig it out.

18.41wd

Tries to bowl the slower one but serves this way down the leg side, Glenn Maxwell tries to paddle it away but misses. Wided.

18.31

Another low full toss, on middle, Tim David tries to work it away but gets the toe-end of the bat and lobs it over the bowler towards long on. They cross.

18.21

Fuller in length and around off, Glenn Maxwell drives it hard but straight towards sweeper covers for a single.

18.16

SIX! Up, up and away! Romario Shepherd misses his yorker and bowls a low full toss, down the leg side, Glenn Maxwell uses the pace of the ball and flicks it nonchalantly over the deep square leg fence for another maximum. He is one hit away from a century now. Also, 200 up for Australia!

Runs Scored 16 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 199/4

G Maxwell90 (46)

T David21 (10)

J Holder4-0-42-2

17.61

Another full delivery, on middle, Glenn Maxwell flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for one more. He moves into the 90s now.!

17.51

A slower one, full and on middle, Tim David tucks it through mid-wicket for one.

17.41

Pitched up and on middle, Glenn Maxwell drills it towards long on fo a single.

17.41wd

A low full toss angling down the leg side, Glenn Maxwell misses his whip. Wided. That brings up the 50-run partnership in no time between these two batters.

17.32

In the air...safe again! This is a slower bouncer, outside off, Glenn Maxwell tries to reach for it to upper cut but miscues it in the air, Andre Russell from short third man runs behind but fails to reach it, Maxi turns around for the second run, the fielder throws it at the keeper's end but is a bit wide as Nicholas Pooran collects but the batter makes his ground. A direct hit was needed there.!

17.26

SIX! BOOM! Jason Holder bangs this one short and around middle, does not bounce that much, Glenn Maxwell has the time to get into a good position and whacks it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

17.14

FOUR! Extraordinary shot! Jason Holder bowls full and way outside off, Glenn Maxwell stays in his crease and throws his bat at it, he manages to reach it and slices it over the short third man fielder for a boundary.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 183/4

T David20 (9)

G Maxwell76 (41)

A Joseph4-0-31-1

16.60

Alzarri Joseph ends his spell with a sharp bouncer, on middle, takes off from the deck, Tim David goes for the pull again but misses it.

16.51

Another full delivery, on middle, Glenn Maxwell heaves it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.

16.40

Overpitched and on middle, Glenn Maxwell backs away and drills it straight to short covers.

West Indies
Australia
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
B King

c T David b J Hazlewood

5 9 1 0 55.55
J Charles

c M Wade b M Stoinis

24 11 1 3 218.18
N Pooran

c sub A Hardie b S Johnson

18 10 0 3 180
S Hope

c G Maxwell b M Stoinis

0 2 0 0 0
R Powell

c J Inglis b A Zampa

63 36 5 4 175
S Rutherford

c M Wade b S Johnson

0 2 0 0 0
A Russell

c J Inglis b M Stoinis

37 16 4 2 231.25
R Shepherd

c G Maxwell b J Behrendorff

12 12 1 1 100
J Holder

not out

28 16 3 1 175
A Hosein

b J Hazlewood

0 1 0 0 0
A Joseph

not out

2 5 0 0 40
Extras

(b 2,lb 5,w 11,nb 0,Penalty 0)

18
Total 20.0 (RR: 10.35)
207/9

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(B King, 1.5 ov) (N Pooran, 4.3 ov) (S Hope, 5.1 ov) (J Charles, 6 ov) (S Rutherford, 6.3 ov) (A Russell, 10.4 ov) (R Shepherd, 15.4 ov) (R Powell, 17 ov) (A Hosein, 17.5 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
J Behrendorff
4 0 55 1 13.75
J Hazlewood
4 1 31 2 7.75
S Johnson
4 0 39 2 9.75
M Stoinis
4 0 36 3 9.00
A Zampa
4 0 39 1 9.75
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
D Warner

c S Rutherford b R Shepherd

22 19 3 1 115.78
J Inglis

c J Charles b J Holder

4 6 1 0 66.66
M Marsh

c J Holder b A Joseph

29 12 3 2 241.66
G Maxwell

not out

120 55 12 8 218.18
M Stoinis

c B King b J Holder

16 15 2 0 106.66
T David

not out

31 14 2 2 221.42
Extras

(b 0,lb 11,w 7,nb 1,Penalty 0)

19
Total 20.0 (RR: 12.05)
241/4

Did not bat: M Wade, A Zampa, S Johnson, J Behrendorff, J Hazlewood

Fall of wickets:

(J Inglis, 2 ov) (M Marsh, 5.3 ov) (D Warner, 6.4 ov) (M Stoinis, 13.4 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
A Hosein
3 0 32 0 10.66
J Holder
4 0 42 2 10.50
A Joseph
4 0 31 1 7.75
A Russell
4 0 59 0 14.75
R Shepherd
4 0 48 1 12.00
R Powell
1 0 18 0 18.00
West Indies
Australia

Commentary

Right then, that is it from this absolute run-fest where the Aussies seal the series with a good win while the Windies hope to save some pride by winning the last game. The 3rd and final T20I will be played on 13th February, Tuesday at 1.30 pm (8 am GMT), but as you know, you can always join us early for all the build-up to the match. Until then, cheers and goodbye!

Mitchell Marsh, the victorious skipper of Australia talks about this being a good game of cricket. He says that 220 did not seem enough the previous time and he was glad when they scored 241. Talks about Maxwell being a class apart and someone who has always done for the team. Finishes by saying that they have been playing some really good T20 cricket for the last 6 months.

Rovman Powell, the captain of West Indies says that the boys showed good courage and started aggressively, but losing wickets at regular intervals and not getting partnerships in the middle overs cost them. Credits Australia for bowling well and says losing early wickets in a big chase makes it difficult and they will need to discuss about it. Mentions that it is very difficult to bowl to Glenn Maxwell as he has great skills. Tells that they failed to stick to their plans and gave away 20-25 extra runs. Ends by saying that a 2-1 is better than 3-0, and the team is confident of getting the win in the next game.

Glenn Maxwell is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his stunning century. He says that at the start he was struggling a bit but then he timed a few well and got back into the game after that. He adds that he is very confident and comfortable in the T20 format and it’s something he enjoys doing the most. Talks about his number 4 position and says that it's a tough position to bat on and he is still figuring it out.

Presentation Time...

Spencer Johnson, the local boy is up for a chat. He says that it is nice playing in front of friends and family and in your own backyard as he used to come here with his brothers when he was young. Adds that it is good to take his form from the BBL and although international cricket is different, he enjoys it as it is competitive. Mentions that the extra bounce helped him there and says that Nicholas Pooran is an exceptional batter. Credits Glenn Maxwell for his amazing knock and says that he told everyone before the game that he would get a hundred. Ends by saying that the T20 World Cup is on everyone's mind but his focus now is to do well in the Indian T20 League.

Earlier in the game, it was the Glenn Maxwell show. It was his swash-buckling unbeaten hundred that helped Australia to post the highest-ever T20I total at the Adelaide Oval. Jason Holder got a couple of wickets for the West Indies while Alzarri Joseph and Romario Shepherd chipped in with one each. While chasing, the Windies gave it a good go with the skipped leading the charge, but ultimately went down.

Australia, on the other hand, had a lot of runs in their bank to defend. Josh Hazlewood and Spencer Johnson gave them the perfect start with a couple of early wickets, but it was Marcus Stoinis who broke the backbone of the Windies with two big wickets in his first over. They kept chipping in with the wickets that kept them ahead in the game at all times. Stoinis ended up with three wickets Hazlewood and Johnson picked up a couple each. Adam Zampa and Jason Behrendorff chipped in with one each to cap off a solid performance.

Chasing over 200 is never easy in T20Is, and when you lose four wickets inside the Powerplay, it becomes even more difficult. The Windies batters took the approach of 'Go Big or Go Home' and it resulted in a few nice little cameos from the likes of Johnson Charles and Nicholas Pooran while Dre Russ smashed 37 off just 16 balls to keep them in the chase. However, they kept losing wickets at regular intervals which did not allow them to take all the momentum. The skipper, Rovman Powell held one end nicely, and once set, he started to take on the bowlers as well. He smashed 63 off just 36 balls, but he was fighting a lone battle as no other batters could support him. Towards the end, there were some bizarre scenes as there was a run-out but it did not count due to no appeal. However, it did not affect the result as the Windies fell short by 34 runs.

AUSTRALIA GO 2-0 UP IN THE SERIES! In doing so, they take an unassailable lead, and this was another clinical performance from the Aussies. They were much better in all three departments and in the end, they got over the line quite comfortably. West Indies did give it a good go but it turned out to be a few too many for them. This win was set up by that exceptional hundred by Glenn Maxwell while every Aussie bowlers contributed well to seal the win.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 207/9

J Holder28 (16)

A Joseph2 (5)

M Stoinis4-0-36-3

19.64

That's it, Australia win by 34 runs. Marcus Stoinis pitches the ball up on the stumps and Jason Holder drives the ball straight back to Marcus Stoinis who grabs the ball and throws it back at the stumps. The ball deflects from it and runs away to the fine leg boundary. The Australians appeal for a run out but the Big screen confirms that Jason Holder is well inside the crease.

19.50

A good yorker now, on leg, Jason Holder backs away but fails to dig it out and gets hit on the pads.

19.40

Short of a length again and outside off, Jason Holder goes for the pull again and but miscues it off the toe-end in front of first slip.

19.36

SIX! MASSIVE HIT! Marcus Stoinis bangs this short and around middle, Jason Holder stands tall and smacks it well over the deep square leg fence for a biggie.200 up!

19.21lb

Fuller and on leg, Alzarri Joseph misses his flick as the ball goes off his pads to the leg side, he sets off for the run, Matthew Wade runs forward and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses with Joseph nowhere near the crease.

19.11

In the blockhole, outside off, Jason Holder digs it out through covers for a single.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 195/9

J Holder17 (11)

A Joseph2 (4)

S Johnson4-0-39-2

18.61

Pitched up fuller on the off stump line. Jason Holder smashes the ball to long off and runs a single.

18.61wd

Wide! Too short over the head of the batter. Wide called!

18.51

Fuller on the off stump. Alzarri Joseph punches the ball to long off for a single.

18.41

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Jason Holder drives the ball to sweepers for a single.

18.31

Well, what happened there? Australia cannot believe it! Spencer Johnson pitches the ball up outside the off stump line and Alzarri Joseph drives it straight to Mitchell Marsh at covers, who picks it up and throws the ball back to the bowler as the batters were stealing the single. Spencer Johnson takes the bails off in time, but there was no appeal from any of the Australian fielders for a run out! When the replay was up on the screen, it shows that Alzarri Joseph is short of his ground. The Australian players started celebrating but the umpire stops them and says that it is going to stand NOT OUT as there was no appeal for a Run Out decision. Tim David starts to argue saying that he appealed but clearly, the umpire is not impressed. It won't matter here but that's why there are rules - just because the stumps are broken, the umpires will not take it upstairs. An APPEAL needs to be made.

Halt! There is some confusion in the middle here. Australia thinks that the game is over as the big screen shows that Alzarri Joseph is short of his crease. However, the umpire says that as there was no appeal it cannot be given out. Bizzare scenes!

18.20

Fuller outside the line of the off stump. Alzarri Joseph swings the bat hard but misses the ball completely.

In other news, Australia Under-19 have posted 253 runs in the final of the ICC Men's Under-19 World Cup. India Under-19 will need to break the record for the highest successful chase in the history of that tournament.

18.11lb

Pitched up outside the line of the leg stump. Jason Holder gets a hit on the pads and runs away for a single from the square leg area as leg bye.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 189/9

A Joseph0 (1)

J Holder15 (8)

J Hazlewood4-1-31-2

17.60

Slower ball on the off stump line. Alzarri Joseph blocks it off the front foot to end the over.

Alzarri Joseph is the last man in.

17.5W

OUT! TIMBER! Josh Hazlewood cleans him up! Australia one wicket away from a huge win. Nails the yorker hitting the off stump of Akeal Hosein  with pace. Akeal Hosein stays at the crease and looks to block it but gets no where close to the ball.

17.41b

Bye! Slower ball beats Jason Holder outside the off stump but Matthew Wade fumbles it and gives away a single as byes.

17.34

FOUR! Jason Holder is taking Josh Hazlewood to the cleaners. Three boundaries in three balls. This time through the off side. Fuller outside the off stump and Jason Holder drives it between covers and mid off for another beautiful boundary.

17.24

FOUR! Thats two in two! Jason Holder gets another boundary! Josh Hazlewood pitches the ball up on the stumps and Jason Holder flicks the ball through mid-wicket, along the ground for another superb boundary.

17.14

FOUR! Starts the over strong, gets himself a boundary! Jason Holder. Length ball outside the line of the off stump and Jason Holder launches a hard swing of the bat getting a top edge taking it over short third man, running away to the fence.

Akeal Hosein is the new batter in.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 176/8

R Powell63 (36)

J Holder3 (4)

A Zampa4-0-39-1

16.6W

OUT! CAUGHT! Adam Zampa gets the West Indies skipper Rovman Powell! West Indies 8 down! Tosses the ball up and drangs the length on the leg stump. Rovman Powell steps down the track and swing the bat in the line of the ball but mis times it straight to Josh Inglis at long on who takes a good low catch.

16.51

Just short at the stumps. Jason Holder plays it to deep mid-wicket and runs a single.

16.41

Fuller on the stump. Rovman Powell drives it hard straight towards Adam Zampa who takes his hands away from the ball. The ballers run a single from long on.

16.32

DROPPED! Went hard at it Rovman Powell! Adam Zampa bowls out outside the line of the off stump, fuller. Rovman Powell slices the ball hard straight towards Marcus Stoinis at point who drops it and gives away a couple.

16.26

SIX! Incredible shot, over point that goes all the way for a SIX! Flat and outside the line of the off stump by Adam Zampa and Rovman Powell takes the front foot out and launches the ball hard over point that flies away for a maximum.

16.11

Flighted up on the off stump line. Jason Holder drives the ball to sweepers and runs a single.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 165/7

J Holder1 (2)

R Powell54 (32)

J Behrendorff4-0-55-1

15.61

Just short at the pads. Jason Holder flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single to end the over.

15.50

Slower ball from a shorter length on top of the middle stump. Jason Holder taps it back to the bowler from the crease.

Jason Holder walks out to bat now.

15.4W

OUT! CAUGHT! Jason Behrendorff get's his first! West Indies lose their seventh! Bowls a short ball at the body of Romario Shepherd with pace. Romario Shepherd pulls it away high with no timing straight down the throat of Glenn Maxwell at deep mid-wicket who takes an easy catch.

15.31

Nails a yorker outside the line of the off stump. Rovman Powell slaps it to deep point for a single.

15.31wd

Wide! Away from the wide line outside the off stump.

15.26

SIX! Straight up and out of the boundary over the wicketkeeper's head to bring up the FIFTY for Rovman Powell. Jason Behrendorff bowls on a good length with pace and Rovman Powell swings the bat hard and gets a top edge flying away over the third man boundary for a SIX.

15.12

hits the length on the stumps. Rovman Powell heaves it away to the left of deep square leg and runs a couple.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 154/6

R Powell45 (29)

R Shepherd12 (11)

A Zampa3-0-28-0

14.61

Darts this one full, in middle, Rovman Powell tucks it through mid-wicket for one. West Indies need 88 runs in the last five overs!

14.52

Flatter, full and on middle, Rovman Powell goes down and drags it through mid-wicket, Zampa runs behind it as the batters turn around for the second run, Zampa hits the stumps at the bowler's end but Shepherd is in by then.

14.41

Goes short and around off, Romario Shepherd punches it through covers for a run.

14.36

SIX! Romario Shepherd joins the act now! This is flighted, full and on middle, in the slot as well, Romario Shepherd backs away a bit and dispatches it over the bowler's head fro a biggie.

14.20

Floated, full and on off, Romario Shepherd pushes it towards extra covers. They cannot play dot balls now.

14.11

Tossed up, full and on middle, Rovman Powell uses his feet and drills it towards long on for a single.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 143/6

R Shepherd5 (8)

R Powell41 (26)

M Stoinis3-0-25-3

13.60

Touch fuller and outside off, Romario Shepherd swings through the line but misses as Matthew Wade collects it. Surprisingly Australia take the review here, but Snicko clearly shows that there is no bat involved and they lose the review.

13.50

Short of a length and on middle, Romario Shepherd sways away from it thinking it will be a wide. No signal from the umpire.

13.41

TAKE COVER! This short of a length and on middle, Rovman Powell swats it very hard down the pitch, Romario Shepherd just manages to get out of the way of it as it races to long on. They cross.

13.30

A good yorker now, on middle, Rovman Powell digs it out off the inner half of the bat to the keeper.

13.26

SIX! Into the crowd! Marcus Stoinis lands this short and on middle, sits up nicely for the batter, Rovman Powell stays there and pulls it high into the night sky, it has enough legs to sail over the deep square leg fence for a biggie. 10 off the first 2 balls!

13.14

FOUR! SMACKED! This is back of a length and around off, Rovman Powell waits for it and flat-bats it powerfully down the ground to the long off fence for a boundary.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 132/6

R Shepherd5 (6)

R Powell30 (22)

S Johnson3-0-34-2

12.64

FOUR! A streaky one! This is pitched up and around off, Romario Shepherd swings wildly across the line and gets an inside edge towards the fine leg fence for a boundary. West Indies need 110 runs in 42 balls now!

12.50

Another short delivery, on middle, Romario Shepherd once again is late into his pull shot and miscues it to the leg side, he sets off for the run but is sent back as Spencer Johnson is quick to run towards it and collect it.

12.40

Short of a length and on middle, Romario Shepherd tries to pull but gers hurried and miscues it back to the bowler.

12.31lb

A slower one now, on a length and on leg, Rovman Powell misses his flick as the ball goes off his pads to the left of the keeper. The batters get across for a leg bye.

12.24

FOUR! Cheeky and effective! Spencer Johnson pitches this one up, on middle, Rovman Powell moves across, uses the pace of the ball, and scoops it over the keeper's head for a boundary.

12.10

Back of a length and on leg, Rovman Powell tries to pull but gets an inside edge onto his pads as the ball rolls back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 123/6

R Powell26 (19)

R Shepherd1 (3)

J Behrendorff3-0-44-0

11.61

Short of a length and on middle, Rovman Powell pulls it towards deep square leg for one.

11.56

SIX! BOOM! Rovman Powell getting into his groove now! Jason Behrendorff pitches this one up and around middle, Rovman Powell clears his front leg away and launches it flat and over the long on fielder for a biggie.

11.40

Jason Behrendorff bangs in a good bouncer now, on middle, Rovman Powell lets it go to the keeper.

11.34

FOUR! Finds the gap this time! This is on a good length and around middle, Rovman Powell backs and heaves it away, placing it beautifully between deep square leg and deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

11.21

Fuller one and on middle, Romario Shepherd flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.

11.11

On a length and around off, Rovman Powell steers it through point for a single.

Halt! Romario Shepherd gets a hit on the helmet and it now going through the Mandatory Concussion Test. Looks fine to continue now.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 110/6

R Shepherd0 (2)

R Powell14 (14)

M Stoinis2-0-14-3

10.60

Ouch! Marcus Stoinis bangs in a sharp bouncer now, on middle, angling in, Romario Shepherd is not expecting that and is late on his pull shot, the ball crashes onto his helmet. A mandatory concussion check will happen now.

10.50

A big appeal for caught behind, but turned down! Marcus Stoinis lands this on a hard length and on middle, shaping in, Romario Shepherd tries to play at it but gets cut in half as the ball goes off his pads to the keeper where Matthew Wade grabs it.

Romario Shepherd walks in to bat.

10.4W

OUT! IN THE AIR AND GONE! And it is that man, Marcus Stoinis again! He is having a field day with the ball as he gets his third wicket, and this is a big one of Dre Russ. Stoinis bangs this into the pitch again and around middle, Andre Russell backs away and tries to pull it again crouching down, but he fails to get any timing on that as he hits it with the upper half of the bat. As a result, the ball goes in the air towards deep mid-wicket where Josh Inglis does not have to move an inch and takes a good catch. Andre Russell goes after a quick-fire cameo and the Windies slip further now.

10.31

Overpitched and on middle, Rovman Powell drills it towards long on for a run.

10.21

Right in the blockhole, outside off, Andre Russell digs it out through covers for a single.

10.21wd

On a length but way outside off, Andre Russell backs away a bit and leaves it alone.Wided.

10.16

SIX! Into the stands! Marcus Stoinis bangs this short and on middle, Andre Russell gets a bit hurried and takes his eyes off it, but still manages to muscle it over the deep square leg fence and into the second tier for a biggie.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 101/5

A Russell30 (13)

R Powell13 (13)

A Zampa2-0-17-0

9.61

Fuller on the stumps, punched away to long off for a single to end the over.

9.56

SIX! That's flat, that's long. Andre Russell gets a maximum! Fuller and tossed up from Adam Zampa and Andre Russell slogs the ball and times it well enough to take it over the head of deep mid-wicket for a superb six.

9.41

Short and wide, cut away to sweepers for a single.

9.31

Pitched up on the leg stump line. Andre Russell gets an inside edge towards short fine leg for a single.

9.20

fast and fuller on the stumps. Andre Russell blocks it off.

9.14

FOUR! Squeezed away through point for a superb boundary! Andre Russell gets into the act. Fuller from Adam Zampa outside the line of the off stump and Andre Russell takes the front foot out and slashes the ball along the ground, beating point for a boundary.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 88/5

R Powell12 (12)

A Russell18 (8)

J Hazlewood3-1-19-1

8.64

FOUR! Rovman Powell gets innovative and fins himself a boundary! Low full toss from Josh Hazlewood as he looks to nail a yorker and Rovman Powell takes out the scoop and places it well behind deep square leg to find the fence.

8.50

Swing and a miss! Josh Hazlewood zips past the edge of Rovman Powell on this occasion with a good length ball outside the off stump.

8.42

Fuller on the off stump. Rovman Powell drives the ball through covers and runs a couple off the over throw at the bowler's end.

8.31

Short of a length ball, rushes him after pitching. Andre Russell manages to pull it to deep square leg for a single.

8.20

Good bumper at the helmet of Andre Russell who gets down in time to let it go through.

8.12

Length ball on top of the stumps. Andre Russell stays back and lofts the ball straight over the bowler's head and runs a couple from long on.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 79/5

R Powell6 (9)

A Russell15 (5)

A Zampa1-0-4-0

7.60

Fuller and straight. Rovman Powell taps the ball back to Adam Zampa off the front foot to end the over.

7.50

Just short outside off. Rovman Powell cuts the ball straight towards short third man.

7.43

Nails a yorker outside the line of the leg stump. Andre Russell looks to block it but gets an inside edge running down to the fine leg boundary. The batters run well and pick up 3 runs.

7.30

just short at the stumps. Andre Russell stays back and blocks it off well.

7.21

Fuller on the stumps. Rovman Powell sweeps the ball to deep backward square leg for a single.

7.10

just short at the stumps. Rovman Powell looks to cut it but gets an inside edge back to Matthew Wade on the bounce.

We will see some spin now as Adam Zampa comes into the attack.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 75/5

A Russell12 (3)

R Powell5 (5)

S Johnson2-0-26-2

6.64

FOUR! Picks up another boundary to finish the over.

6.54

FOUR! Two in two! Another big swing of the bat from Andre Russell that finds the inside edge of the bat flying away from the wicketkeeper for his second boundary in 2 balls.

6.44

FOUR! Clubbed away through mid-wicket, first ball. Andre Russell making intentions clear straight away as he slaps his first ball infront of mid-wicket for a boundary.

Dre Russ comes out to the middle with his side in a lot of trouble now.

6.3W

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Another wicket falls! Australia all over West Indies now! Spencer Johnson bowls a beautiful length on the off stump line and makes it nip away just the amount to get a faint outside edge of the bat of Sherfane Rutherford who is just caught in the crease. Matthew Wade takes another catch and West Indies lose half their side now!

6.20

A good short ball at the batter. Sherfane Rutherford jumps back in the crease and blocks it out.

6.11

Good length ball on top of the off stump. Rovman Powell taps it down to third man for a single.

Sherfane Rutherford walks out to bat now.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 62/4

J Charles24 (11)

R Powell4 (4)

M Stoinis1-0-5-2

5.6W

OUT! CAUGHT! Marcus Stoinis picks up 2 in his first over! Soft dismissal for Johnson Charles. Slower ball on a good length on top of the off stump and Johnson Charles walks around to play the scoop but the lack of pace makes him go early to the shot, in the end getting a glove back to Matthew Wade behind the stumps who takes a good low catch to get rin of Johnson Charles.

5.51lb

Swings the ball in from the good length on the off stump. Rovman Powell gets a hit on the pads and runs a single as leg bye.

5.40

Zips past the outside edge again from the length. Marcus Stoinis is bowling a good last over of the powerplay so far.

5.34

FOUR! Guides it with ease for a boundary. Length ball just outside the line on the off stump and Rovman Powell waits on it from the crease and taps it down to the vacant third man boundary for four runs.

5.20

Swings one away from the length on the off stump. Rovman Powell gets beaten on the front foot.

5.21wd

Wide! Wayward outside the leg stump line. Wide called.

Rovman Powell is the next man in.

5.1W

OUT! CAUGHT! Marcus Stoinis strikes on the first ball and Shai Hope has to walk back without scoring. A length ball on top of the middle stump line and Shai Hope swings the bat hard and is late to the ball which makes him mistime it straight up in the air towards Glenn Maxwell at mid-wicket who takes an easy catch. West Indies now 3 down.

Runs Scored 14 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 56/2

J Charles24 (10)

S Hope0 (1)

S Johnson1-0-13-1

4.66

SIX! The extra ball costs Spencer Johnson here! He pitches this one up, on middle, Johnson Charles moves across a bit, picks it up and smashes it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie. A big wicket and 14 runs off the over.

4.65wd

FIVE WIDES! Free runs and West Indies won't mind that all! Spencer Johnson bangs in a bouncer, on leg, but this one takes off and flies over the batter as Johnson Charles leaves it, Matthew Wade leaps up and gets his gloves but the ball still races to the fence for a boundary.

4.52

In the air....safe! This is full again and outside off, Johnson Charles tries to loft it away, but mistimes it high in the air, but the ball lands safely well behind the mid off fielder. Two runs taken.

4.41b

Fuller one and outside off, shaping further away, Shai Hope swings through the line but misses, Matthew Wade dives to his right and gets some gloves on it to parry it away. A bye is taken.

Shai Hope is the batter at number 4 for West Indies.

4.3W

OUT! TAKEN! The local boy strikes! A huge wicket for Australia as they see the back for Nicholas Pooran. Spencer Johnson lands this on a hard length and on middle, skids through again, Nicholas Pooran goes for the pull but this doesn't bounce that much, he mistimes it in the air towards mid-wicket, Aaron Hardie moves a bit too backward as he gets deceived by the flight, but manages to hold on to it low to his front in the end. He lies on the ground in relief. The umpires want to check if Australia has the right number of fielders inside the circle or not. The replay shows that it is fair and Nicholas Pooran has to walk back now.

4.20

Uppish but safe! This si pitched up and around off, Nicholas Pooran tries to go over covers but slices it instead as the ball goes on the bounce to extra covers.

4.10

Good start! Spencer Johnson starts with a hard-length delivery, on middle, skids through, Nicholas Pooran tries to pull it away but gets beaten by the pace.

Spencer Johnson is introduced into the attack for Australia.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 42/1

J Charles16 (8)

N Pooran18 (7)

J Hazlewood2-1-10-1

3.60

A wide yorker now, outside off, Johnson Charles once again backs away too far and has to leave it alone.

3.50

Josh Hazlewood bangs this into the pitch again, on mdidle, slower too, Johnson Charles goes through his pull early and misses getting hit on his back.

3.40

Back of a length and outside off, Johnson Charles is too far down the leg side and fails to reach it. Not a wide.

3.30

Overpitched and on middle, Johnson Charles drills it towards mid on.

3.26

SIX! BOOM! Windies dealing in boundaries here! Josh Hazlewood bowls this a bit short and around middle, this is not there for the pull, but Johnson Charles backs away and manages to deposit it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

3.14

FOUR! Nice shot! Josh Hazlewood lands this on a good length and on middle, Johnson Charles tries heave it away but gets the inside half of the bat as the ball races to the deep square leg fence for a boundary.

Runs Scored 20 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 32/1

N Pooran18 (7)

J Charles6 (2)

J Behrendorff2-0-31-0

2.60

Another shout for LBW, but turned down again! This is pitched up and on middle, shaping in, Nicholas Pooran fails to work it away and gets hit on the pads. Probably going down the leg side. 20 runs off the over!

2.50

Right in the blockhole, outside off, Nicholas Pooran jams it out towards covers.

2.51wd

Another run in the form of extra. Wide down the leg side.

2.51wd

Wide! Wayward outside the line of the leg stump. Wide called.

2.46

SIX!BOOM! Make that three in a row! Jason Behrendorff bangs this one short and on middle, Nicholas Pooran picks up the length very early and pulls it powerfully over the deep mid-wicket fence for another maximum. Nikky P on a roll here!

2.36

SIX! TWO IN TWO! Jason Behrendorff bowls the slower one now, full and on middle, Nicholas Pooran picks it up early, waits for it and whips it over the deep square leg fence for another maxumum.

2.26

SIX! Nicholas Pooran gets off the mark with a bang! Jason Behrendorff serves this full and around off, Nicholas Pooran strides out, opens the face of the bat and times his drive so well that it sails over the deep extra cover fence for a biggie.

2.10

Swing and a miss! Jason Behrendorff lands this on a good length and on leg, angling in, Nicholas Pooran backs and tries to pull it away but misses.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 12/1

N Pooran0 (1)

J Charles6 (2)

J Hazlewood1-1-0-1

1.61lb

On a length and around leg, Nicholas Pooran tries to work it away but misses, the ball goes off his pads to the leg side. A leg bye is taken. Also, this is a wicket-maiden over. You do not see these often in T20Is.

Nicholas Pooran walks out to bat at number 3 for West Indies.

1.5W

OUT! TAKEN IN THE DEEP! Josh Hazlewood gets his first wicket of the series! Brandon King's struggles come to and end now. This is much fuller and around middle, Brandon King moves across and tries to flick it away, but loses his shape a bit and mistimes it straight into the hands of Tim David at deep square leg who makes no mistake. Early blow for the Windies!

1.40

Back of a length and on middle, shaping in , Brandon King tries to work it away but misses and gets hit high on the body. Four dots now!

1.30

Swing and a miss again! This is on a hard length and around off, Brandon King once again tries to slog across the line but only connects with thin air. He needs to settle down bit here.

1.20

Josh Hazlewood follows the batter well and serves this full, outside off, Brandon King moves across a long way to scoop it away but misses and gets hit on his body falling on the ground as well.

1.10

Swing and a miss! Josh Hazlewood begins with a good-length delivery, on middle, shaping in, Brandon King stays back and tries to heave across the line but fails to connect.

Josh Hazlewood will bowl the second over for Australia.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 11/0

J Charles6 (2)

B King5 (4)

J Behrendorff1-0-11-0

0.60

A huge shout for LBW, but turned down! Australia take the review after some discussions. Jason Behrendorff nails the yorker this time, on middle and leg, shaping in, Johnson Charles is late to put his bat down and gets hit on the pads. Snicko shows no bat involved but Ball Tracking indicates that wickets is umpire's call. Charles survives and Australia keep their review as well. End of an eventful first over!

0.56

SIX! What a shot to get off the mark! Jason Behrendorff pitches this one up again, on middle, Johnson Charles clears his front leg and smokes it away way, way over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie, Caribbean power on show!

0.41

Goes fuller and around leg, Brandon King backs away to slog it away but gets an inside edge towards short fine leg for a single.

0.30

Back of a length and on middle, shaping in again, Brandon King stays back and keeps it out on the pitch.

0.24

FOUR! Just over! Jason Behrendorff serves this full again and on middle, shaping in, Brandon King tries to loft it away but mistimes it a bit, the ball goes in the air towards mid on where Marcus Stoinis tries to grab it with his outstretched right hand, gets fingertips on it but it goes through to the fence for a boundary. West Indies are underway!

0.10

Jason Behrendorff starts with a full delivery, on leg, swinging in, Brandon King tries to flick it away but misses as the ball goes off his pads towards short fine leg.

Commentary

We are back for the chase! West Indies walk out to chase down 241 runs in 20 overs. Brandon King and Johnson Charles are the opening batters. Jason Behrendorff starts the attack for Australia. Let's Play!

... THE RUN CHASE ...

While the West Indian bowlers started promisingly, it was the Maxwell storm that turned the tide decisively in Australia's favor. Virtually every bowler, barring Alzarri Joseph, bore the brunt of Maxwell's onslaught, as he dispatched deliveries to all corners of the ground with disdainful ease. Despite the valiant efforts of Jason Holder, who managed to scalp 2 crucial wickets at the top, and the disciplined bowling of Joseph, the West Indian bowling unit found themselves at the receiving end of Maxwell's ferocious onslaught. As the focus now shifts to the West Indies innings, the daunting task of chasing down 242 runs in 20 overs looms large before them. With the explosive power-hitters in their ranks, the West Indian batters face a formidable challenge against a resolute Australian bowling attack. Can they defy the odds and mount a successful chase, or will Australia's imposing total prove insurmountable? The stage is set for a thrilling second innings so don't go anywhere as we will be back with the Run Chase shortly.

Glenn Maxwell, the man of the moment is up for a chat. He says that it was good fun out there. Adds that it is a really good batting wicket here and we have seen that in the Big Bash as well. Tells that it is nice to cash in and make the most of it. Mentions that he was just trying to stick out there for as long as he could and he always relies on his fast hands. Further says that he tried to use his hands and find the gaps and get it over the in-field. He says that it is even more special as his parents are present in the crowd. Ends by saying that he has had a couple of cursed trips to Adelaide with some injuries, but it is nice to enjoy a good one here

Glenn Maxwell emerged as the undisputed hero for Australia, delivering a breathtaking innings of epic proportions. His extraordinary knock of 120 runs off just 55 balls left spectators spellbound, as he unleashed a barrage of boundaries and towering sixes with consummate ease. Maxwell's innings, embellished with 8 sixes and 12 fours, stood as a testament to his unparalleled talent and ability to single-handedly dismantle any bowling attack. His unbeaten effort not only anchored Australia's innings but also propelled them to a score that seemed beyond imagination at the outset. The early loss of wickets threatened to derail their momentum, with the scoreboard reading 3 down at the end of the 7th over. However, it was the resilient partnership between Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis that proved to be the turning point. The duo stitched together a crucial partnership of 82 runs, providing the much-needed stability and setting the stage for the onslaught that followed in the final overs. With Maxwell at the helm, supported by the explosive Tim David, Australia unleashed a relentless assault on the West Indian bowlers, ultimately surging past the 240-run mark with sheer dominance.

As the dust settles on an exhilarating first innings in this second T20 showdown between Australia and the West Indies, cricket fans worldwide are left in awe of yet another Glenn Maxwell masterclass. The Australian innings culminated in a spectacle of power-hitting and sheer brilliance, propelling them to a commanding total of 241 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

Runs Scored 25 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 241/4

T David31 (14)

G Maxwell120 (55)

A Russell4-0-59-0

19.62

A couple of runs to the end the innings then! 25 runs off the last over! Andre Russell nails the yorker finally, on middle, Tim David jams it out over the bowler's head for a brace. Everyone present at the Adelaide Oval is on their feet to applaud this special knock and the Windies players also congratulate Maxi. Australia finishes on a whopping 241/4!

19.51

In the blockhole, outside off, Glenn Maxwell backs away and digs it out through covers for one.

19.46

SIX NUMBER EIGHT FOR MAXI! Andre Russell serves this full but down the leg side, Glenn Maxwell stays there, uses the flick of wrists and the pace of the ball to whip it over the deep backward square leg fence for a maximum.

19.34

FOUR! A poor delivery and rightly punished! Andre Russell misses the yorker and serves a low full toss, on middle and leg, Glenn Maxwell is never going to miss that and flicks it away towards the deep square leg fence for another boundary.

19.24

FOUR! Brilliant shot! Andre Russell overpitches this one up, outside off, Glenn Maxwell reaches for it, opens the face of the bat and carves it over point for a boundary.

19.11

A low full toss, on middle, Tim David heaves it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

19.17nb

NO BALL AND SIX! A horror start to the over! Andre Russell loses his grip and bowls a waist-height full toss, on leg, Tim David still manages to thrash it away over the deep square leg fence for a biggi. A Free Hit coming up...

Runs Scored 17 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 216/4

G Maxwell105 (51)

T David22 (11)

R Shepherd4-0-48-1

18.64

FOUR! Put away! This is juicy full toss, on middle, Glenn Maxwell stays there and smashes it away towards the deep mid-wicket fence for four more runs.

18.54

FOUR! HUNDRED FOR 'THE BIG SHOW'! He has lit up the Adelaide Oval here with this sensational knock. Romario Shepherd lands this back of a length and around off, Glenn Maxwell makes some room and slaps it away wide of mid off for a boundary and gets to his century in just 50 balls. Exceptional stuff!

18.40

Romario Shepherd nails the wide yorker now, outside off, Glenn Maxwell fails to dig it out.

18.41wd

Tries to bowl the slower one but serves this way down the leg side, Glenn Maxwell tries to paddle it away but misses. Wided.

18.31

Another low full toss, on middle, Tim David tries to work it away but gets the toe-end of the bat and lobs it over the bowler towards long on. They cross.

18.21

Fuller in length and around off, Glenn Maxwell drives it hard but straight towards sweeper covers for a single.

18.16

SIX! Up, up and away! Romario Shepherd misses his yorker and bowls a low full toss, down the leg side, Glenn Maxwell uses the pace of the ball and flicks it nonchalantly over the deep square leg fence for another maximum. He is one hit away from a century now. Also, 200 up for Australia!

Runs Scored 16 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 199/4

G Maxwell90 (46)

T David21 (10)

J Holder4-0-42-2

17.61

Another full delivery, on middle, Glenn Maxwell flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for one more. He moves into the 90s now.!

17.51

A slower one, full and on middle, Tim David tucks it through mid-wicket for one.

17.41

Pitched up and on middle, Glenn Maxwell drills it towards long on fo a single.

17.41wd

A low full toss angling down the leg side, Glenn Maxwell misses his whip. Wided. That brings up the 50-run partnership in no time between these two batters.

17.32

In the air...safe again! This is a slower bouncer, outside off, Glenn Maxwell tries to reach for it to upper cut but miscues it in the air, Andre Russell from short third man runs behind but fails to reach it, Maxi turns around for the second run, the fielder throws it at the keeper's end but is a bit wide as Nicholas Pooran collects but the batter makes his ground. A direct hit was needed there.!

17.26

SIX! BOOM! Jason Holder bangs this one short and around middle, does not bounce that much, Glenn Maxwell has the time to get into a good position and whacks it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

17.14

FOUR! Extraordinary shot! Jason Holder bowls full and way outside off, Glenn Maxwell stays in his crease and throws his bat at it, he manages to reach it and slices it over the short third man fielder for a boundary.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 183/4

T David20 (9)

G Maxwell76 (41)

A Joseph4-0-31-1

16.60

Alzarri Joseph ends his spell with a sharp bouncer, on middle, takes off from the deck, Tim David goes for the pull again but misses it.

16.51

Another full delivery, on middle, Glenn Maxwell heaves it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.

16.40

Overpitched and on middle, Glenn Maxwell backs away and drills it straight to short covers.

16.31

A good yorker now, on middle, Tim David jams it out through cover-point for a single.

16.26

SIX! SMASHED! Alzarri Joseph bowls this short again and on middle, Tim David does not make the same mistake twice, gets on top of the bounce well, and smacks it over the deep square leg fence for a biggie. He plays this more like a Baseball batter.

16.12

In the air....safe! Alzarri Joseph bangs this short and on middle, Tim David goes for the pull shot but gets a top edge, the ball goes high in the air but lands safely behind the fine leg fielder who collects it. Two runs taken.

Alzarri Joseph (3-0-21-1) to finish his spell now.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 173/4

G Maxwell75 (39)

T David11 (5)

A Russell3-0-34-0

15.60

Pitches the ball fuller outside the line of the off stump. Glenn Maxwell looks to play the reverse sweep again but misses the ball completely.

15.54

FOUR! Two in two for Glenn Maxwell! Short ball at the batter with pace and Glenn Maxwell pulls it away on the front foot to the left of deep mid-wicket and the ball crosses the boundary line on the bounce.

15.44

FOUR! Glenn Maxwell picks the gap this time! Andre Russell nails the yorker on the stumps line and Glenn Maxwell moves a bit to the leg side and opens the face of his bat, hitting the ball to the right of point and the ball runs away to the fence all along the ground.

15.30

Fuller on the off stump. Glenn Maxwell plays it straight to short third man.

15.20

Swing and a miss. Glenn Maxwell swings his bat hard at a ball outside the off stump line and misses it completely.

15.11

Hits the length on the off stump. Tim David drives the ball to long off and takes a run.

Andre Russell to bowl his third over. He has conceded 25 runs in his first two.

Runs Scored 16 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 164/4

G Maxwell67 (34)

T David10 (4)

R Shepherd3-0-31-1

14.62

Bowls a slower ball at the stumps that ends up being a low full toss. Glenn Maxwell takes a step out and flicks the ball between long on and deep mid-wicket and runs a couple.

14.51

Just short at the stumps. Tim David pulls it away to long on for a single.

14.44

FOUR! Same area, same result! Another short ball outside the line of the off stump and Tim David cuts it hard again, in the air to the left of point for another boundary.

14.34

FOUR! Short and wide, asking to be hit! Width outside the off stump with pace and Tim David stays inside the line of the ball and swings his hands through the line, taking the ball flying to the left of point and into the boundary.

14.21

Fuller on the stumps. Glenn Maxwell flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

14.14

FOUR! Beats the field again! Glenn Maxwell using the pace on the ball to perfection. Slower ball from a shorter length on the off stump. Glenn Maxwell waits back and holds his line, and slashes the ball into the ground to the right of point and the ball races away to the deep point fence.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 148/4

G Maxwell60 (31)

T David1 (1)

J Holder3-0-26-2

13.61

Slower bouncer once again at Glenn Maxwell, who stays back and pulls it straight, towards long on and runs a single.

13.51

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Tim David taps the ball off the front foot and takes a run.

Tim David is the next man in.

13.4W

OUT! CAUGHT! Jason Holder breaks the partnership! Marcus Stoinis walks back! Runs his hands on the ball and bangs it in short, on top of the off stump line from over the wicket angle. Marcus Stoinis stands tall and looks to pull it away on the leg side and looks to roll his wrists to keep it down. The slower pace doesn't allow him to time the ball well and he ends up hitting it from the upper half of the bat flat to the left of Brandon King at deep mid-wicket who makes a decent run and grabs a good catch. Stoinis could not really get going in this game!

13.31

Short and wide outside the off stump. Glenn Maxwell stands tall and cuts the ball to deep point for a single.

13.21

Slower ball, fuller in length on the off stump. Marcus Stoinis takes the front foot out and tucks the ball to long on for a single.

13.11

nails the yorker on the leg stump. Glenn Maxwell taps it down to long on for a single.

Jason Holder (2-0-21-1) is back on.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 143/3

M Stoinis15 (13)

G Maxwell57 (28)

A Hosein3-0-32-0

12.64

FOUR! Poor delivery to finish off the over. Short and outside the leg stump line. Marcus Stoinis stays back and pulls the ball away along the ground to the right of deep square leg and finds a boundary.

12.50

Fires on in from a shorter length outside the line of the leg stump. Marcus Stoinis looks to make room and flick it and gets a hit on the front pads and the ball lobs up. Nicholas Pooran grabs the ball and throws it up in joy. The umpire says no and West Indies take the review. The UltraEdge shows no bat involved and Marcus Stoinis stays not out.

Is that out? Nicholas Pooran behind the stumps is confident that Marcus Stoinis has nicked it, but the umpire does not think so. West Indies take for the review. The replay and Snicko clearly show that it has hit the pad and the on-field call remains.

12.41

Nails another yorker on the leg stump. Glenn Maxwell drives the ball to long on and runs a single.

12.30

Tries the reverse again but this time Akeal Hosein nails it fast in the block hole outside the line of the leg stump. Glenn Maxwell gets beaten.

12.26

SIX! Reverse and is as big as any other SIX! Glenn Maxwell is doing what he knows beat! Short ball at the line of the stumps, with pace and Glenn Maxwell plays a switch hit and times it brilliantly over the head of covers and gets the ball go all the way over the boundary line for a maximum. What a shot!

12.11

Just short at the stumps, with pace. Marcus Stoinis slams the ball through to long off, from the crease and jogs for a single.

Runs Scored 14 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 131/3

G Maxwell50 (25)

M Stoinis10 (10)

A Joseph3-0-21-1

11.62

FIFTY FOR MAXI! This has been a fiery knock from him as he gets to it in just 25 balls. Alzarri Joseph pitches this one up, on middle, Glenn Maxwell slogs it wide of long on and comes back for the second run. The 'Big Show' is undoubtedly putting on a show here in Adelaide!

11.51

Short of a length and on middle, takes off a bit, Marcus Stoinis tries to play at it, but gets squared up, the ball takes the outside edge but flies well wide of backward point. They cross.

11.40

Alzarri Joseph bangs in a quick and sharp bouncer now, on middle, Marcus Stoinis thinks about ramping it but lets it go in the end.

11.31

In the blockhole, on middle and leg, Glenn Maxwell backs away and digs it out through mid-wicket for a single.

11.26

SIX! WOW! No stopping Maxi here! Alzarri Joseph bowls this full again and on off, in the slot and Glenn Maxwell is never going to miss that as he clears his front leg and smokes it high and handsomely over the wide long on fence for a biggie.

11.14lb

FOUR LEG BYES! More runs! Alzarri Joseph loses his line and serves this full but way down the leg side, Glenn Maxwell tries to whip it away but misses, the ball goes off his pads and races past the keeper to the vacant fine leg fence for a boundary.

Runs Scored 18 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 117/3

M Stoinis9 (8)

G Maxwell41 (21)

R Powell1-0-18-0

10.64

FOUR! Huge over for Australia as Marcus Stoinis gets another boundary off the last ball! Another poor ball to finish the over as he conceded 18 runs off it. Fuller outside the line of the leg stump and Marcus Stoinis stays back and helps the ball along its way to find the fine leg boundary. This also brings up the 50-runs partnership between these two batters.

10.51

Holds the length back outside the off stump line. Glenn Maxwell taps it down to sweepers for a single.

10.44

FOUR! That is three in three! Glenn Maxwell moving ahead quickly! Poor bowling by Rovman Powell. Pitches the ball up outside the off stump line asking to be hit. Glenn Maxwell takes the front foot out and creams the ball to the right of point and finds another boundary as the ball races away in thye blick of an eye.

10.34

FOUR! Can't bowl there to Glenn Maxwell! Get's another boundary. Short ball at the batter at that pace is easy pickings for someone like Glenn Maxwell. Stays back and pulls the ball over short square leg and gets another boundary.

10.24

FOUR! Classic Maxwell! The reverse sweep comes out! Rovman Powell pitches the ball on the good length on the off stump with third man and fine leg inside the circle. Glenn Maxwell switches and reverse sweeps the ball over the short third man fielder and finds the boundary. Australia moving ahead fast.

10.11

Pitches the ball fuller on the stumps and Marcus Stoinis drives it down to long on for a single.

Rovman Powell has been introduced into the attack now.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 99/3

G Maxwell28 (17)

M Stoinis4 (6)

A Russell2-0-25-0

9.60

Andre Russell nails the yorker now, on middle, Glenn Maxwell digs it out to the right of the bowler. Dre Russ dives to that side to stop it.

9.54

FOUR! Up and over! Andre Russell overpitches this one, on off, Glenn Maxwell is sitting deep in crease, extends his arms fully and lofts it well over mid off fora boundary now.

9.41

Short of a length and around off, Marcus Stoinis swats it towards long on for a run.

9.31

Full again and on middle, angling in, Glenn Maxwell slogs across the line but gets an inside edge onto his pads as the ball rolls to the off side. They cross.

9.20

Fuller one and on off, Glenn Maxwell drills it straight to mid off.

9.16

SIX! BOOM! Maxi is in the mood here! Andre Russell bowls this on a good length and around middle, Glenn Maxwell stays there, uses his wrists beautifully to whip it away over the deep square leg fence for another maximum.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 87/3

G Maxwell17 (12)

M Stoinis3 (5)

R Shepherd2-0-15-1

8.61

A slower one now, on a length and on middle, Glenn Maxwell nudges it through mid-wicket for one.

8.61wd

Full again but way down the leg side, Glenn Maxwell misses his flick. It is called a wide.

8.56

SIX! What a shot! Romario Shepherd goes fuller this time around off, Glenn Maxwell goes down, opens the face of the bat slightly, and somehow generates enough power to slice it all the way over the deep extra cover fence for a biggie. Sheer strength from the 'Big Show'!

8.40

Run out chance...missed! This is pitched up and on leg, Glenn Maxwell tries to whip it away but misses as the ball goes off his pads to the left of the keeper, Maxi sets off for the run but is sent back, Nicholas Pooran picks it up but misses his shy at the batter's end with the batter well short of his crease, Romario Shepherd collects and breaks the stumps on the rebound but by then Maxi is home.

8.30

Fuller one and on middle, Glenn Maxwell backs away and drills it on the bounce to mid on.

8.20

On a length and around off, Glenn Maxwell steers it towards point.

8.11

Back of a length and on middle, Marcus Stoinis pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 78/3

G Maxwell10 (7)

M Stoinis2 (4)

A Hosein2-0-20-0

7.66

SIX! BANG! Maxi connects this time alright! This is flighted, full and around middle, Glenn Maxwell goes down on one knee and nails his slog-sweep way over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie. That has gone into the second tier!

7.51

Another short delivery around off, Marcus Stoinis stabs it through covers for one.

7.41

Short again and on middle, Glenn Maxwell moves back and heaves it towards deep mid-wicket for just another run. Maxi grunts in disappointment as this was there to be put away.

7.31

Quicker, short and on off, Marcus Stoinis stays back and pushes it towards long off for a run.

7.21

Floated, full and on middle, Glenn Maxwell drags it towards long on for a single.

7.10

Short and around off, Glenn Maxwell moves back and punches it straight to short covers.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 68/3

M Stoinis0 (2)

G Maxwell2 (3)

R Shepherd1-0-6-1

6.60

Romario Shepherd lands this on a good length, on middle, shaping in, Marcus Stoinis tries to play at it but misses and gets hit on the pads. A slight appeal but it is turned down.

6.54lb

FOUR LEG BYES! Romario Shepherd errs in his line and bowls this on a hard length but down the leg side, Marcus Stoinis misses his glance, but ball goes off his pads towards the fine leg fence, Jason Holder runs to his right and tries to stop it with his foot but fails to do so as the ball goes over for a boundary.

Marcus Stoinis walks out to bat for Australia.

6.4W

OUT! IN THE AIR AND GONE! Romario Shepherd strikes now! He gets the big fish and West Indies are well and truly in the game now. This is the off-cutter, executed really well, full and around off, turns away a bit as well, David Warner backs away and tries to loft it away, but goes through his shot way early and only manages to get the toe-end of his bat. As a result, the ball goes high in the air behind the bowler Sherfane Rutherford from mid off runs to his left, settles under it, and pouches it safely. Australia three down now!

6.30

Good response from Romario Shepherd! He follows the batter well here and serves this full and outside leg, David Warner tries to make room by moving to the leg side but fails to connect.

6.24

FOUR! Fine shot! Romario Shepherd lands this one short of a length and on middle, sits up nicely for the batter, David Warner picks up the length early and heaves it away wide of deep mid-wicket for a one-bounce four.

6.11

Back of a length and around off, Glenn Maxwell dabs it through point for a single.

6.11wd

Romario Shepherd starts with a good-length delivery but down the leg side, Glenn Maxwell tries to glance it away but misses. Wided.

Power Play 1- After the end of the first 6 overs, Australia are 58/2 with David Warner and Glenn Maxwell at the crease. West Indies have picked up 2 wickets but have also leaked runs. Let's see how to try and stop the Australian batters from scoring freely. West Indies can have 5 fielders outside the 30-yard circle now.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 58/2

D Warner18 (16)

G Maxwell1 (2)

A Joseph2-0-11-1

5.60

Alzarri Joseph lands this on a good length and on off, shaping in, David Warner tries to push it away but misses as the ball deflects off the pads to the keeper.

5.51

Uppish but safe! Alzarri Joseph bangs this one into the pitch, on middle and leg, Glenn Maxwell gets cramped up as he tries to pull it away, and miscues it in the air but to the right of square leg. They cross.

5.40

Fuller delivery, on middle, shaping in, Glenn Maxwell gets a bit hurried but manages to fend it away towards short covers.

The 'Big Show' Glenn Maxwell comes out to the middle now.

5.3W

OUT! CAUGHT! There is the wicket of the dangerous Mitchell Marsh! Alzarri Joseph gets his man! Pitches the ball with pace on the hard length at the body of the batter, giving him less time to react. Mitchell Marsh looks to heave it on the leg side, using the bounce of the ball but mis times it in the air due to the extra pace. Jason Holder runs a bit back from mid on and grabs the ball with both hands. Mitchell Marsh walks back.

5.21

On the pads once again. David Warner taps the ball down to fine leg for a run.

5.12

Just short at the stumps. David Warner flicks the ball to the right of fine leg and runs a second run.

5.11wd

Wide! Wayward outside the leg stump line. David Warner fails to connect with his flick. Wide called.

Alzarri Joseph comes back into the attack now. He conceded six runs in his first over.

Runs Scored 17 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 53/1

M Marsh29 (11)

D Warner15 (13)

J Holder2-0-21-1

4.64

FOUR! Good finish to the over for Mitchell Marsh. Australia are off to a flyer. Short ball again on the pads, slower at pace. Mitchell Marsh swings his bat through the line of the ball and gets it past deep square leg to his right. The ball goes out of the boundary line on the bounce.

4.56

SIX! Mitchell Marsh gets another one off the middle and it sails away! Short ball by Jason Holder and he pays for it. Mitchell Marsh stands tall at the crease and pulls the ball away to the left of deep mid-wicket and the ball goes all the way for a SIX.

4.42

Hits the good length on the stumps. Mitchell Marsh launches the ball off the front foot over mid off and comes back for a second run.

4.31

Fuller on the off stump. David Warner drives the ball to the left of mid off and takes a good single.

4.20

Pitches the ball on the length on the off stump. David Warner taps the ball straight to covers.

4.14

FOUR! David Warner taking attack to the opposition! Slower ball on the pads from Jason Holder and David Warner gets down on a kn ee and slogs the ball, using the pace to the left of deep square leg and the ball goes out of the fence on the bounce.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 36/1

M Marsh17 (8)

D Warner10 (10)

A Russell1-0-13-0

3.66

SIX! That is massive! Mitchell Marsh goes over point and gets himself a maximum! Short and wide, with pace and Mitchell Marsh says thank you very much. Get's deep into his crease and cuts the ball in the air, timing it to perfection over cover point, and the ball goes all the way for a SIX.

Change of ends for Jason Holder.

3.61wd

Wide! Wayward outside the line of the leg stump. Wide called.

3.50

A hint fuller on the off stump line, swinging away. Mitchell Marsh takes a front foot out and blocks the ball back to the bowler.

3.40

Holds the length back on top of the off stump line. Mitchell Marsh stays at the crease and blocks the ball to covers.

3.32

Just short outside the line of the off stump. Mitchell Marsh taps the ball to the left of deep point and comes back for a second run.

3.24

FOUR! Up and over! Mitchell Marsh gets his first! Fuller on the line of the off stump. Mitchell Marsh takes out the front foot and launches the ball on the rise over the head of the bowler with a good extension of the arms, taking the ball running down to the long off boundary to pick up four runs.

3.10

Swings the ball away from a good length outside the off stump line. Mitchell Marsh stays at the crease and runs his hands at the ball but misses it completely.

Andre Russell replaces Jason Holder.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 23/1

D Warner10 (10)

M Marsh5 (2)

A Joseph1-0-6-0

2.62lb

Overpitched and around leg, David Warner goes down to scoop it away but misses as the ball goes off his pads again behind the stumps, Nicholas Pooran dives to his right but only manages to parry it towards fine leg. Two leg byes taken.

2.51

Touch fuller, on middle, Mitchell Marsh knocks it in front of mid on for a quick single.

2.44

FOUR! Mitchell Marsh gets off the mark in style! Alzarri Joseph lands this back of a length and just outside off, Mitchell Marsh stands tall, gets on top of the bounce well and crunches it aerially but well past point for a cracking boundary.

2.31lb

Alzarri Joseph is not giving any width to the batter here! He pitches this one on leg again, swinging in, David Warner gets cramped and fails to work it away, the ball deflects off his pads towards square leg. A leg bye is taken.

2.20

Full again and on the leg stump line, David Warner backs away to glance it away but misses as the ball goes off the pads and rolls to the off side.

2.21wd

Goes fuller but down the leg side, David Warner misses his flick. Wided.

2.10

Hits a shorter length on the line of the batter with pace. David Warner moves around and looks to make room but the ball hits him on the glove in an uncomfortable position and David Warner falls down on the crease.

Mitchell Marsh walks out to bat at number 3. Also, Alzarri Joseph comes into the attack now.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 14/1

J Inglis4 (6)

D Warner10 (6)

J Holder1-0-4-1

1.6W

OUT! CAUGHT! Jason Holder is delighted as he makes Josh Inglis walk back early! The plan working perfectly for Jason Holder. He set him up well bowling away from the off stump and then bringing one back to him from a length on the leg stump. Josh Inglis is forced to play a pull shot and is in no condition to time it well, in the end, hits it straight down the throat of Johnson Charles at deep square leg who takes an easy catch. Australia lose their first!

1.50

Play and a miss again! Jason Holder lands this back of a length and on the sixth stump line, Josh Inglis tries to push it away from his body but gets beaten on the outside edge.

1.44

FOUR! Throws his hands hard! Josh Inglis picks up his first boundary of the innings. Short ball outside the line of the off stump, with pace. Josh Inglis throws his hands at it hard and gets the ball to fly over the point fielder for his first four.

1.30

Swing and a miss! Jason Holder pitches the ball up outside the line of the off stump and Josh Inglis looks to drive it hard but completely misses the ball.

1.20

Hits the good length outside the off stump. Josh Inglis blocks it off straight to cover point.

1.10

Hits the length hard on top of the off stump line. Josh Inglis stays back and tucks the ball to point and tries a run, but is sent back by David Warner. The fielder hits the stumps directly and Josh Inglis puts in a dive. The Third Umpire confirms that the bat is grounded behind the line.

Jason Holder to share the attack.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 10/0

D Warner10 (6)

J Inglis0 (0)

A Hosein1-0-10-0

0.60

Fuller on the off stump this time. David Warner slaps the ball hard but straight to covers to end the over.

0.50

Just short outside the off stump line. David Warner stays back and tucks the ball straight to covers.

0.40

Fuller on the stumps. David Warner taps the ball back to the bowler.

0.34

FOUR! Smashed down the ground this time! David Warner playing with the field. Fuller in length this time, on the off stump and easy picking for David Warner with mid off inside the circle. He launches the ball up and over the man and the ball runs away to the fence.

0.26

SIX! The man in form has started off where he left off! David Warner hits the first maximum of the innings! Akeal Hosein bowls one flat outside the off stump line from a shorter length. David Warner switches his side and plays a reverse sweep, timing the ball well over the short third man that goes all the way for a maximum. What a start!

0.10

Starts off the game with a tossed-up ball on the off stump line. David Warner taps the ball to covers off the front foot.

We are all set to start! The two umpires are making their way out to the middle now followed by the West Indies players. The Windies take their respective field positions while Rovman Powell is having a chat with Akeal Hosein. It will be the off-spinner who will have the new ball in hand. David Warner and Josh Inglis are the two openers for Australia as the sun is shining brightly on the pitch. It is a perfect weather for a cricket game. Let's play...

West Indies (Unchanged Playing XI) - Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Shai Hope, Rovman Powell (C), Sherfane Rutherford, Andre Russell, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Jason Holder.

Australia (Playing XI) - Josh Inglis, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh (C), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (WK), Adam Zampa, Spencer Johnson (In place of Sean Abbott), Jason Behrendorff, Josh Hazlewood.

TOSS- West Indies won the toss and chose to BOWL first.

On the other hand, the West Indies, despite falling short in the series opener, displayed glimpses of their destructive potential with the bat. Led by the explosive Jason Holder, who unleashed a late onslaught with an unbeaten 34 off just 15 balls, the visitors exhibited resilience and firepower till the very end. However, their valiant effort fell agonizingly short as they finished at 202/8, falling 11 runs shy of the target. Additionally, the West Indian bowling unit, spearheaded by the likes of Sheldon Cottrell and Akeal Hosein, will be eager to rectify their shortcomings and stifle the Australian batsmen with pace and spin. With the series delicately poised, both teams are acutely aware of the significance of this match. For Australia, a victory would not only secure the series but also reaffirm their stature as a dominant force in T20 cricket. Conversely, the West Indies are determined to turn the tables and set up a tantalizing decider in the final match, making this encounter a thrilling spectacle bound to captivate cricket enthusiasts worldwide. A very important game of this series is moments away from starting. Stay tuned for Toss and Line up Updates.

Australia, riding high on the momentum of their commanding performance in the first match, is poised to extend their dominance and clinch the series on home turf. The hosts showcased their batting prowess in Hobart, orchestrated by the masterful strokes of David Warner and the spin wizardry of Adam Zampa. Warner, fresh from his exploits with the Dubai Capitals, unleashed a scintillating display of power-hitting, notching up a blazing 70 runs off just 36 deliveries. In a remarkable feat marking his 100th T20I appearance, Warner's boundary blitz, finding the ropes an astounding 13 times, left the West Indian bowlers in awe. His explosive half-century, crafted in a mere 22 balls, set the tone for Australia's imposing total, sending a clear message to their opponents. Complementing Warner's brilliance was the dynamic Tim David, who stamped his authority with an unbeaten 37 off 17 balls, propelling the hosts to a formidable total of 213 runs. With the likes of Warner and David firing on all cylinders, the Australian batting lineup emerges as a formidable force, ready to unleash havoc on the opposition. However, Australia's dominance wasn't solely confined to their batting prowess. The crafty leg-spinner Adam Zampa emerged as the game-changer, turning the tide with a mesmerizing spell that left the West Indian batters floundering. Zampa's figures of 3-26 not only stemmed the flow of runs but also showcased his ability to thrive under pressure situations. With astute variations and impeccable control, Zampa's wizardry with the ball proved instrumental in Australia's triumph, earning him accolades and bolstering the team's confidence.

A warm welcome to everyone joining us here ss the sun sets over the majestic Adelaide Oval, anticipation fills the air for the second T20 clash between cricketing giants Australia and the West Indies. The stage is set for another exhilarating chapter in this high-stakes series, following a riveting opener in Hobart that saw Australia emerge triumphant in a pulsating encounter, currently leading the series 1-0.

... MATCH DAY ...

The picturesque Adelaide Oval is set to host the eagerly anticipated second T20I clash between Australia and the West Indies, promising another thrilling encounter in this high-stakes series. After a pulsating opener in Hobart, where Australia emerged victorious, both teams are geared up for a showdown filled with fireworks, twists, and turns. Australia, buoyed by their commanding performance in the first match, will be looking to extend their dominance and seal the series with a win on home soil. The hosts delivered a batting masterclass in Hobart, thanks to the brilliance of David Warner and the spin wizardry of Adam Zampa. Warner, fresh from his exploits with the Dubai Capitals, showcased his class with a blistering knock of 70 runs off just 36 deliveries. The veteran opener, marking his 100th T20I appearance in style, found the boundary ropes 13 times, leaving the West Indian bowlers gasping for breath. His explosive half-century, compiled in a mere 22 balls, set the tone for Australia's imposing total. Adding to the Australian batting juggernaut was the dynamic Tim David, who stamped his authority with an unbeaten 37 off 17 balls, propelling the hosts to a daunting total of 213 runs. With the likes of Warner and David firing on all cylinders, the Australian batting lineup poses a formidable challenge for any bowling attack. However, it wasn't just the batting prowess that propelled Australia to victory in the first match. The crafty leg-spinner Adam Zampa turned the game on its head with a mesmerizing spell that left the West Indian batters reeling. Zampa's figures of 3-26 not only pegged back the opposition but also showcased his ability to thrive under pressure situations. His astute variations and impeccable control proved to be the difference-maker, earning him accolades and contributing significantly to Australia's triumph. On the other hand, the West Indies, despite falling short in the series opener, showed glimpses of their destructive capabilities with the bat. Led by the explosive Jason Holder, who unleashed a late onslaught with an unbeaten 34 off just 15 balls, the visitors displayed resilience and firepower till the very end. However, their valiant effort ultimately fell short as they finished at 202/8, falling 11 runs shy of the target. As the series shifts to Adelaide, the West Indies will be determined to bounce back and level the scores. With the ability to generate pace and extract spin from the surface, the bowlers will be crucial in stifling the Australian batting lineup and keeping the run flow in check. As the stage is set for another thrilling encounter, both teams will be aware of the significance of this match in the context of the series. For Australia, a victory would seal the series and solidify their status as a force to be reckoned with in the shortest format of the game. On the contrary, the West Indies will be eyeing a comeback, aiming to level the series and set up a tantalizing decider in the final match.