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Russell has broken the threatening stand, removing the dangerous Carey. It was just slanted away from the southpaw who edged it to the 'keeper. Carey would be disappointed as he looked decisive with his footwork before nibbling at one.
Meanwhile, a hint of contrast swing for Thomas...
Carey comes to the fore
Over six overs, Australia could eke out just eight runs. Finally, Carey cracked one over the slip cordon and then drove through covers off Thomas. That would release the pressure.
He also cut Cottrell twice to the fence. That is the Australian way of batting!!
The freefall continues as Stonis has been dismissed. It wasn't exactly a good short ball from Holder, but one of those days where everything is going right for the men from Caribbean. Stonis just pulled it straight to the man at square leg.
Martindale, Francis, Griffiths, Hall, Griffith, Gilchrist and down to Marshall, Ambrose, Clark, Croft Moseley, Roberts, Walsh, Bishop, Holding, Daniel, Gray, Garner, Patterson, Davis. The West Indies way of fast bowling is back.
Australia fall like nine pins
West Indies and short ball tactics. We haven't seen this for a long from the Caribbean outfit. And they are back at it. Russell bowled a couple of short deliveries and then bowled it relatively fuller. Khawaja was rattled by the short balls and threw his bat at a wide one to lose his wicket. Poor application though.
Maxwell followed him back to the pavilion, and he too was knocked over by the short ball - this time from Cottrell. Four down!!
West Indies way of bowling!
The West Indies way of bowling. Good to see with Reifer around, West Indies have gone back to the West Indies way of fast bowling - short deliveries and the fuller ones.
Cottrell bowled the bumper and then employed the slightly fuller one to induce Warner to push it to backward point. Huge wicket. The short ball tactic working...
Thomas on fire
Thomas is on fire. Some good old chin music. The powerful man pounded life out of the surface to hit Khawaja right on the grille. Knockout punch! He has that high arm action and gets enough kick via his shoulder action.
Finch falls early
The West Indies pacers impress again. Thomas, the powerfully built man, extracted enough movement off the seam and bounce to induce Finch to edge one. Australia are one down and the West Indies juggernaut continues.
Swing, wides, no ball...
Swing from Oshane Thomas but the tearaway has been all over the place - wides and a no ball. In fact, it seemed like he might have trapped Warner in front with that delivery which was adjudged the no ball. However, replays suggested a hint of inside edge. Lots of drama and action.
A strong breeze is blowing and that is perhaps helping the pacer to swing.
West Indies (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch(c), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa
Aaron Finch: I wanted to bat first on this wicket. Teams have totally changed so history doesn't matter much. We are playing with the same side.
Jason Holder: We will field first. It is a good wicket and we are hoping for some early wickets. We want to be disciplined in both the departments. We want to continue to play some good cricket. I think it is going to be a good surface. We just have to be aggressive. We have made one change in our team, Evin Lewis comes in and Darren Bravo misses out.
West Indies opt to bowl
West Indies have opted to bowl. And that is a bit surprising. Remember, it is a World Cup game. The pressure of playing a big game is different. It is a ploy England too tried in very good conditions for batting and the plan came unstuck...
Pitch conditions: It is a used-up track but the deck still comes across as a good one for batting. And with short boundaries coming into play, good luck to bowlers.
Australia and West Indies have a long history in World Cups. The two teams played out a classic final way back in 1975 when the Caribbean side won a cliffhanger by 17 runs with Murray running out Thomson at 8.40 PM local time at the iconic Lord's.
More than four decades have gone by since then as the two sides once again lock horns in the 2019 World Cup and on a track that is expected to be a featherbed at Trent Bridge.
Will the Holder-led side unleash the short ball tactics against a set of batsmen who are known to be good on the pull and cut? What about Gayle, Russell, Hope and Co. going head-to-head against the pace duo of Pat Cummins and Starc? Mouth-watering prospect indeed. Remember, Australia are coming on the back of a 11-match winning streak.
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