AUS 252/9 (49 ov, Adam Zampa 12*, Josh Hazlewood 1*, Hayden
Posted On July 20, 2021
7.11 pm A half-century from stand-in captain Carey on his captaincy debut for Australia. But a lot of wasted starts otherwise on what was a two-paced pitch. Hard to score but also hard to get out. Walsh Jr though bowled very disciplined in his initial spell before finally getting the rewards at the death, taking a maiden ODI five-wicket haul with all five wickets all falling in his final three overs at the death. Still, this may be a bit difficult to chase down on a tricky and inconsistent wicket that has offered plenty of spin and turn for the slow bowlers too. Stay with us for the chase, which again will be 49 overs and a DLS target adjusted for West Indies too with a few more runs added on after the calculation.
DLS Target is apparently going to be 257, so five runs added on to Australia’s total.
Interesting stat on Hayden Walsh Jr. In 15 matches for USA in 50-over cricket during his career for them from 2018 to 2019, he never took more than two wickets in a match and finished with a total of nine wickets in his one-day career for them. His best was 2 for 24 against Oman at World Cricket League Division Three in November 2018. It shows how much his legspin has developed in the last 24 months where he has been utilized as a specialist bowler in the West Indies setup compared to when he was more of a batting allrounder playing for USA.