West Indies stand-in skipper Nicholas Pooran won his archetypal flip of the bid and decided to bat against Australia successful the last T20 match. Then opener Evin Lewis took over.
Player of the lucifer Lewis scored 79 runs disconnected 34 balls, including 9 sixes, to enactment the Caribbean broadside good connected its mode to its 4th triumph successful the five-match series. Despite a precocious collapse, the West Indies scored their highest full of the series, posting 8-199.
The West Indies bowlers, backed up by immoderate outstanding fielding, restricted Australia to 183-9 to clinch a 16-run win.
Australia were looking beardown successful reply until they mislaid 2 wickets for 5 runs, including a spectacular one-handed diving drawback astatine long-on by Fabian Allen to region skipper Aaron Finch for 34.
Andre Russell and Sheldon Cottrell took 3 wickets each for the West Indies.
Pooran added 31 to Lewis’ ascendant batting show and the West Indies were astatine 4-168 erstwhile they mislaid 4-25, earlier tail-ender Hayden Walsh inferior deed a six to extremity the location side’s innings. Andrew Tye made his archetypal quality of the circuit and led the Australian bowlers with 3-37, portion Adam Zampa and Mitch Marsh added 2 wickets each.
“When you people runs against these teams you consciousness precise good," Lewis said.
"It’s bully for us, we person a batch of assurance going into Pakistan but privation to support playing astute cricket.”
The West Indies volition unfastened a location bid of 5 T20s against Pakistan connected July 28, followed by 2 Tests opening connected August 13.
“It was a fantastic achievement, not conscionable myself but besides the team,” Pooran said of the dominating bid win.
“We wanted to travel present and play due cricket. I can’t azygous retired anyone; determination are truthful galore leaders.”
Finch said his bowlers defended good successful the past 10 overs of the West Indies innings, but “we conscionable haven’t backed it up with the bat".
“There’s immoderate guys determination with not a immense magnitude of planetary acquisition truthful it tin beryllium pugnacious astatine times,” Finch said, adding that the acquisition would service his squad good contempt the bid loss.
Australia, who won the 4th lucifer aft losing the archetypal three, made 4 changes. Leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson was besides named for his archetypal crippled connected circuit portion Josh Hazlewood and Josh Philippe returned to the side. Mitchell Starc was rested and Riley Meredith, Dan Christian and Ashton Turner were besides near out.
The teams volition present play 3 one-day internationals astatine Bridgetown, Barbados. The archetypal lucifer is scheduled for Tuesday.