Australia came into the second ODI in Sydney Cricket Ground holding a 1-0 lead in the series. Steve Smith and his side were put into bat after Shai Hope won the toss. Youngsters Jake Fraser McGurk and Will Sutherland made their national debut on Sunday.
West Indian bowlers were in form as they jolted the defending ODI World Cup winners early. Will Sutherland was batting on 18 runs off 32 balls and getting ready to face Romario Shepherd.
Brilliant grab from Justin Greaves 😱 pic.twitter.com/vrot85AhyI— CRICGLOBE (@thecricglobe) February 4, 2024
The 24-year-old got a low full toss from the bowler as Will Sutherland tried to smash it for a boundary. Justin Greaves fielding at Cover dove to his left put out both his hands and grabbed a sensational catch.
Sean Abbott’s half-century leads Australia to 256 –
After a poor start to the series, Alzarri Joseph fought back during the 2nd Australia vs West Indies game on Sunday. Jake Fraser McGurk came down the track to hit a boundary to get off the mark. The very next ball the youngster hit Joseph for a huge six before the bowler had the last laugh. Shai Hope took an easy catch as Fraser was out for 10 with Australia losing their first wicket.
In the next over Josh Inglis was out for 9 when Alzarri Joseph had him caught by Roston Chase. Matthew Forde then got the key wicket of Steve Smith for five when the skipper dragged the ball back onto his stumps.
Cameron Green and Marnus Labuschagne added 39 for the fourth wicket. Oshane Thomas then got the key wicket of Green for 33 off 41 balls with five fours and a six. Gudakesh Motie snapped the big wicket of Marnus Labuschagne who perished for 26.
Matthew Short and Aaron Hardie then added 51 runs for the sixth wicket. Both batters scored 26 each as the West Indian bowlers kept taking wickets at regular intervals. Sean Abbott led the charge with the bat for Australia scoring 69 runs.
The knock contained just a single four along with 4 huge sixes and came off 63 balls. Australia ended the innings at 256/9 from their 50 overs with Gudakesh Motie picking three wickets.