ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (Match 10): Australia vs Windies – Statistical Highlights
On Thursday (6th June), the defending champions Australia beat Windies in the 10th game of the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup at Trent Bridge (Nottingham).
After Windies captain Jason Holder decided to field first, Australian top-order batting hugely struggled. However, Steven Smith and the lower-order batsmen played crucial roles for Australia to manage 288 runs (49 overs).
In reply, Windies scored 273/9 in 50 overs as Australia won that match by 15 runs.
Brief Scores: Australia – 288 in 49 overs (Nathan Coulter-Nile 92, Steven Smith 73; Carlos Brathwaite 3/67)
Windies – 273/9 in 50 overs (Shai Hope 68, Jason Holder 51; Mitchell Starc 5/46)
Result – Australia won by 15 runs
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
i) Australia was bowled out for 288 runs in 49 overs.
- It is the second highest total for Australia against Windies in a Cricket World Cup match. The record is 322/6 (50 overs) at North Sound on 27th March 2007.
ii) Australia won this match by 15 runs.
- Since March 1996, it was Australia’s fourth consecutive victory against Windies in the Cricket World Cup. Last time, Windies beat Australia in the Cricket World Cup was at Jaipur on 4th March 1996.
i) Australian no.8 batsman Nathan Coulter-Nile scored 92 runs.
- It is the highest individual score by the no.8 or lower positioned batsman in a Cricket World Cup match. The previous record holder was Heath Streak (Zimbabwe) with 72* against New Zealand at Bloemfontein on 8th March 2003.
- It is the joint second highest ODI score by the no.8 or lower positioned batsman (Windies no.9 batsman Andre Russell also scored an unbeaten 92-run against India at North Sound on 11th June 2011). The record is 95* by the no.8 batsman Chris Woakes (England) against Sri Lanka at Nottingham on 21st June 2016.
Steven Smith and Nathan Coulter-Nile
- It is Australia’s highest partnership for the seventh wicket in the Cricket World Cup history. Their previous record was an unbroken 70-run partnership between Darren Lehmann and Brad Hogg against Namibia at Potchefstroom on 27th February 2003.
- It is the third highest seventh-wicket partnership in a Cricket World Cup match. The joint record is the 107 runs partnership for the seventh-wicket between the UAE batsmen Amjad Javed and Shaiman Anwar (against Ireland at Brisbane on 25th February 2015) and the UAE batsmen Amjad Javed and Nasir Aziz (against West Indies at Napier on 15th March 2015).
- It is Australia’s joint third highest seventh-wicket ODI partnership.
i) Windies star Chris Gayle has scored 1,015 runs in Cricket World Cup.
- Chris Gayle is the second most run-scorer as a Windies batsman in Cricket World Cup history. Apart from Gayle, only Sir Viv Richards (1,225 runs) and Brian Lara (1,013 runs) were the other Windies batsmen to score 1,000+ runs in Cricket World Cup.
i) Windies wicketkeeper-batsman Shai Hope scored 68 runs.
- It is the second highest individual score by a Windies wicketkeeper-batsman in a Cricket World Cup match. The record is 80* by Ridley Jacobs against New Zealand at Southampton on 24th May 1999.
i) Windies all-rounder Andre Russell has scored 1,013 ODI runs. He has also taken 69 wickets in ODI career.
- Russell is the 11th Windies cricketer to score 1,000+ ODI runs as well as to take 50 or more ODI wickets.
i) Playing his 77th ODI, Australian left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc has taken 151 ODI wickets.
- Mitchell Starc is the fastest bowler to take 150 ODI wickets. He broke the previous record of Saqlain Mushtaq as the former Pakistan off-spinner had achieved this feat in 78 ODIs.
- Mitchell Starc is the fourth Australian left-arm bowler to take 150 or more ODI wickets. The other three bowlers to achieve this feat are Mitchell Johnson (239 wickets), Nathan Bracken (174 wickets) and Brad Hogg (156 wickets).
ii) Mitchell Starc had the bowling figures of 10-1-46-5.
- It is the second best bowling figures by an Australian bowler against Windies in a Cricket World Cup match. The record is 8.4-3-14-5 by Glenn McGrath at Manchester on 30th May 1999.
iii) Mitchell Starc has taken 28 wickets in Cricket World Cup.
- He is the second most wicket-taker as an Australian left-arm bowler in Cricket World Cup history. While he surpassed the former left-arm pacer Mitchell Johnson (25 wickets) during this match, only the former left-arm spinner Brad Hogg (34 wickets) is ahead of him.
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