West Indies batter Rovman Powell rode his luck during the second T20I against Australia on Friday, October 7 at The Gabba in Brisbane. However, he could not contribute much and was dismissed early. West Indies lost the match, handing Australia a 31 runs win. Powell was involved in an interesting incident when the ball hit the stumps but the bails stayed on.
The incident took place in the sixteenth over, when Pat Cummins came on to bowl his third over. On the second delivery, he bowled a back-of-the-hand slower delivery, which took the inside edge of Powell’s pads and rolled back to clip the off-stump. As luck would have it, despite the ball hitting the stumps, the bails did not get dislodged.
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Later in the same over, Pat Cummins again bowled a back-of-the-hand slower delivery. However, this time Rovman Powell was dismissed as he tried to play a cross-batted shot only to get a top edge which was caught by Matthew Wade. Powell managed only 18 runs from his 17-deliveries stay at the crease, with a lone six at a strike rate of 105.88.
West Indies suffers 2-0 whitewash from Australia in T20I series
West Indies’ 31-run loss in the second T20I against Australia resulted in a 2-0 whitewash in the T20I series on Friday, October 7. Batting first, Australia put on 178 runs on the board, on the back of David Warner’s 75 runs, and Tim David’s 42. In response, West Indies fell 31 runs short of the target. Mitchell Starc was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets for twenty runs in his spell.
Earlier in the series, Australia chased down 146 runs in the final over with three wickets to spare, to win the first T20I. The two teams will play a two-match Test series in Australia after the conclusion of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 later this year.