Abbott leads Australia to series deciding 83-run win against West Indies-ZoomTech News

SYDNEY (AP) — Sean Abbott exhibited his allrounder expertise and powered Australia to a collection deciding 83-run win over the West Indies within the second one-day worldwide on Sunday.

Abbott made a greater than a run-a-ball 69 and lifted Australia to a aggressive 258-9 at his house floor after West Indies gained the toss and opted to discipline.

The tall quick bowler then struck contained in the batting powerplay earlier than he picked up key wicket of Keacy Carty, who top-scored with 40, in his return spell to complete with 3-40 as West Indies was held to 175 all out in 43.3 overs.

“We thought 220 could be aggressive however have been very aggressive with partnerships, taking it over 250,” Abbott mentioned. “It’s a extremely good (Australian) assault. It’s such surroundings. I’ve been having fun with it. Love getting on the market and enjoying in entrance of a house crowd.”

Similar to on the MCG two days in the past the place Australia romped to an eight-wicket win within the first recreation, the West Indies high order stuttered in opposition to tempo of their run-chase.

Abbott grabbed an outstanding catch at mid-off when Alick Athanaze tried to go arduous at Aaron Hardie and Jason Greaves was effectively caught by debutante Will Sutherland over his head earlier than Abbott had the West Indies reeling at 34-3 inside the primary 10 overs.

Carty and captain Shai Hope (29) rebuilt the chase with a 53-run stand earlier than each fell in Josh Hazlewood’s (3-43) and Abbott’s return spells with the West Indies skipper dropping his off stump to an excellent Hazlewood ball that nipped again on the right-hander.

Sutherland picked up 2-28 and Adam Zampa completed off the West Indies timid batting when he had No. 10 Gudakesh Motie trapped leg earlier than wicket in his ultimate over.

Earlier, Australian top-order batters couldn’t covert good begins earlier than the house facet was rescued by Abbott’s career-best ODI knock.

Spinners Moti (3-28) and Roston Chase (0-40) conceded simply two boundaries in 20 overs between them earlier than Abbott’s countercharge in opposition to the quick bowlers.

Jake Fraser-McGurk had an eventful 5 deliveries on his ODI debut as he smacked a 4 and a six earlier than edging Alzarri Joseph (2-74) within the first over and Josh Inglis (9) was well caught by Roston Chase at level.

Fraser-McGurk made his debut rather than Travis Head, who has been launched from the squad for the remaining limited-overs video games to relaxation forward of the check collection in New Zealand beginning in late February.

Sutherland made his debut and changed quick bowler Xavier Bartlett, whereas Hazlewood returned rather than Lance Morris.

Cameron Inexperienced (33) didn’t maintain again and smashed Joseph for 3 consecutive boundaries down the bottom earlier than captain Steven Smith dragged Matthew Forde again onto his stumps because the West Indies pacers stored putting at common intervals contained in the powerplay.

Inexperienced and Marnus Labuschagne (26) left Australia in a spot of hassle at 91-5 however Australia’s inexperienced middle-order confirmed loads of batting muscle. Hardie (26) and Matthew Brief (41) mixed for a half-century stand earlier than Sutherland added additional 57 runs with Abbott to present Australia a difficult whole on a tough wicket.

Abbott smashed two successive sixes to Romario Shepherd (2-50) earlier than he acquired deceived by the quick bowler’s slower supply and performed on to his stumps, however his half-century proved sufficient to present Australia a 2-0 lead within the collection.

The final match of the collection can be performed at Canberra on Tuesday earlier than each groups compete in a three-match T20 collection, beginning at Hobart on Friday.


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