Betezy Offer $50 ICC World T20 Refund On Australia v West Indies
March 24, 2014
After being edged out by Pakistan in their opening game, Australia will look to get their ICC World Twenty20 going against the West Indies this Friday.
Losing by just 16 runs in an epic contest against Pakistan, the Australians will look to pick up their first points of the Super 10 Group 2 stage by seeing off the West Indies. And you will also have the chance to pick up a bonus, if you make your ICC World Twenty20 selections at Betezy.
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Despite the opening round loss, Australia still had one or two positives to take from the game. None more so than Glenn Maxwell’s remarkable knock of 74 from just 33 balls, which included six sixes – as his 18-ball half-century gave him the third-fastest World T20 fifty.
Maxwell’s third-wicket stand of 118 with Aaron Finch looked like it could be the catalyst for an Australian revival – after losing two wickets in the first over. However, the pair were the only players to reach double figures – as they were all-out for 175, 16 runs behind Pakistan’s total of 191-5.
Australia captain George Bailey was quick to praise both Maxwell and Finch for their efforts at the crease.
Bailey said: “It was an outstanding fightback from Maxwell and Finch to get ourselves back into the game after losing our two most destructive batters in the first over.”
“For them to rebuild and get the momentum back and, maybe, to get the game to the stage where we should have won was outstanding.”
If Australia are to acheive anything in this tournament, it’s fair to say the rest of their team-mates need to step up and match them – starting with Friday’s game in Mirpur.