In the 8th match of Tri Nation series, played against West Indies, Australian batsmen Glane Maxwell, Shaun Marsh and Steven Smith bagged victory for their team and confirmed their place in the final of this long lasted competition. Losers of this battle have to seize win in the next battle to make position in final cricket war.
Aussies won the toss and invited hosts to bat first. Opening pair and top order collapsed as opponent bowlers commenced aggressing with massive spinning and pacing tricks. But the Samuels – Ramdin pair had brilliant control over the situation and excursed ahead with much needed partnership.
Contribution by these men assisted cricketers in brown jersey in setting up a huge target of 283 runs for the foes who had to overwhelm it so as to get entry into the final match. They too initiated their inning with quite slow start and lost men to bat in beginning spell.
Skipper Steven Smith, arrived after the departure of Khawaja and Finch to the pavilion, began rendering his vital role as a leader. ‘Slow but steady, wins the race’ proverb was proved correct by this player whose later come mates George Bailey, Michel Marsh and Maxwell peaked the team performance.
Outstanding team work by four times ICC WC champion squad dominated 2016 T20 winners and stepped into the final game which is to be played on Sunday, 26th June 2016. Debellation in this cricket conflict was a ticket for team Australia to land in the final match of this Tri Nation series.
Last and 9th match of this contention is to be confronted by South Africa and West Indies on Friday, 24th June 2016. Both teams with ‘4’ points have to struggle hard to get qualified for the Tri Nation series final. Winner of this game only will have the chance to stand against Aussies.