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David Warner hits 89 to help Australia to eight-wicket T20 win over West Indies | T20 World Cup 2021

David Warner struck a 56-ball 89 after quick bowler Josh Hazlewood’s four-wicket blitz to help Australia beat the West Indies by eight wickets in Abu Dhabi and put themselves in a commanding place to make the Twenty20 World Cup semi-finals.

Australia have eight factors from 5 matches, degree on factors with an in-form England who play South Africa later in Sharjah. The Proteas, who’ve six factors in Group I, face a frightening activity to keep within the match.

Chasing 158 for victory, Australia rode dwelling on Warner’s unbeaten knock, which included 9 boundaries with 4 sixes, and Mitchell Marsh’s 53 to cruise dwelling with 22 balls to spare.

Earlier, Australia paceman Pat Cummins struck a significant early blow by forcing Chris Gayle (15) to chop one on to his stumps within the third over after the 42-year-old Jamaican had struck two large sixes.

Chris Gayle of West Indies (right) and Mitchell Marsh of Australia.
Chris Gayle of West Indies (proper) hugs Mitchell Marsh of Australia. {Photograph}: Gareth Copley-ICC/ICC/Getty Photographs

Gayle walked off together with his bat raised and a smile on his face, prompting followers to speculate on-line over whether or not this will have been his closing innings. However the West Indies weren’t in a celebratory temper when Hazlewood took two wickets in three balls.

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Nicholas Pooran departed providing a easy catch to Mitchell Marsh earlier than Roston Chase had his stumps shattered to go away the outgoing champions in bother at 35 for 3 inside 4 overs.

Leg-spinner Adam Zampa then picked up his eleventh wicket of the Tremendous 12 stage by eradicating Evin Lewis for 29 because the West Indies’ slide continued, however a gentle effort by skipper Kieron Pollard (44) took them to a decent 157 for seven.

Hazlewood additionally dismissed Shimron Hetmyer and the retiring Dwayne Bravo to end with figures 4 for 39.

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