West Indies beat Australia: West Indies beat Australia by 56 runs in the second T20 International. With this, they have taken a 2-0 lead in the five-match T20 series.

Gros Islet (St Lucia)
Shimron Hetmyer’s blistering half-century and his 103-run stand with Dwayne Bravo helped West Indies take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series as they beat Australia by 56 runs in the second T20I here on Saturday.

Hetmyer scored 61 runs in 36 balls with the help of four sixes and two fours before being run out. He added 103 runs for the fourth wicket with Dwayne Bravo (47 not out in 34 balls, three sixes, one four) when the team was in trouble after losing three wickets for 59 runs.


Bravo made an unbroken partnership of 34 runs with Andre Russell (24 not out in eight balls, two sixes, two fours) in the last 2.1 overs to take the team’s score to 196 for four. West Indies team added 123 runs in the last 10 overs.

For Australia, Mitchell Marsh (54) scored a half-century in the second consecutive match but the other batsmen failed once again as the team was bundled out for 140 in 19.2 overs. Apart from Marsh, only Moises Henriques (19) and Josh Philippe (13) could reach double digits. For West Indies, leg-spinner Hayden Walsh took 3 for 29 while Sheldon Cottrell took 2 for 22.



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