Australia fought hard after West Indies early Dominance
It was one of the most thrilling games of ODI cricket that happened in recent times. West Indies lost the match from nowhere, after being in control for most part of the game and Australia on the other hand, won the game out of the blue. First up, West Indies cleaned up Aussie Top order in no time but failed to clean up the lower middle order in quickly. That’s where the Aussie batsmen fought back from an underwhelming position to post a competitive total on the board. Later in the chase, West Indies looked comfortable for most part of it but the Aussie bowlers picked wickets at regular intervals throughout.
He came up with a 5-wicket haul in the match when the team needed it the most. First up, he dismissed the dangerous Gayle early in the chase. In the second half of the chase, he dismissed the well set Jason Holder, who looked to take the game away from the Aussies. Adding to it, he also removed the Windies tail and made sure there was no late fight back. He made 72.5 fantasy points.
The West Indies Captain led the chase from the front even when wickets continued to fall around him. If he had stayed for another couple of overs, the result would have been different for the West Indies. In addition, he was also handy in the field as he accumulated a couple of dismissals. He made 59 fantasy points overall.
There was more than just hopes for the West Indies when he was at the crease in the chase. He anchored the chase quite well after the early departure of Gayle and he had strong partnerships with Pooran, Hetmyer, and Holder. West Indies was doing well throughout his stay and proved to be a worthy pick for Dream11 fantasy cricket players.
He was the Dream11 game changer of the match as he came up with a spirited performance with the bat when Australia was in a precarious situation. His knock helped Aussies to post a competitive total on the board. His partnership with Smith proved to be the match-defining moment. He made 57 fantasy points.
He had failed to live up to the expectations of Dream11 cricket players. He departed early in the innings making things difficult for other batsmen who followed next. He made only 3.5 points as he failed to contribute anything in the field too.
The team needed composture from the batsmen when he walked into the crease after the departure of most top order batsmen. But he failed to show any of that as he started with an aggressive approach early in his innings. He made only 7 points in the match with his efforts in the field.
We were moderately accurate with our predictions in the match. We predicted 7 players from the dream team in our best grand league team, but we failed to predict the Captain and Vice-captain choices right. If we had gotten a few more top players correctly, we would have come close to the overall dream team points.
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