2019 World Cup 10th Match: Coulter-Nile, Starc help Australia beat West Indies

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Nathan Coulter-Nile struck eight boundaries and four sixes during his career-best knock of 92

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Nathan Coulter-Nile hammered a career-best 92 and Mitchell Starc took a five-wicket haul as Australia defeated the West Indies by 15 runs in Nottingham.

Electing to bowl first, the West Indies got the early breakthrough they were looking for as Australia captain Aaron Finch was caught behind off the bowling of Oshane Thomas for six runs.

David Warner only scored three runs before he was caught by Shimron Hetmyer at backward point off the bowling of Sheldon Cottrell.

Andre Russell had Usman Khawaja caught behind for 13, while Glenn Maxwell was caught behind off the bowling of Cottrell for a duck.

Marcus Stoinis was the next to go as he was caught by Nicholas Pooran at midwicket off the bowling of West Indies skipper Jason Holder for 19.

With Australia reeling at 79/5, Steve Smith and Alex Carey halted the West Indies’ charge with a 68-run partnership before Carey was caught behind off the bowling of Russell for 45.

Smith and Coulter-Nile kept the runs flowing as they amassed a 102-run stand, during which both batsmen surpassed their half-centuries, before Smith was brilliantly caught by Cottrell off the bowling of Thomas for 73, which came off 103 balls and included seven boundaries.

Pat Cummins was sent packing by Carlos Brathwaite for two runs, while Coulter-Nile went on to score a 60-ball 92, which included eight boundaries and four sixes, before he was also dismissed by Brathwaite.

Australia were bowled out for 288 four balls later as Brathwaite removed Starc for eight runs.

Brathwaite was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Cottrell, Thomas and Russell snapped up two wickets apiece. As for Holder, he chipped in with one.

Chasing 289 to win, the West Indies got off to a poor start as opener Evin Lewis was caught by Smith at second slip off the bowling of Cummins for one run.

Chris Gayle made a quickfire 21 before he was trapped lbw off the bowling of Starc.

Shai Hope and Pooran steadied things with a 68-run partnership before Pooran was caught by Finch at backward point off the bowling of Adam Zampa for 40.

Hope and Hetmyer added 50 runs to the score before Hetmyer was run out by Cummins for 21.

Hope ended up making 68, which came off 105 balls and included seven boundaries, before he was caught by Khawaja at mid-on off the bowling of Cummins.

Starc took over from that point as he took out Russell, Brathwaite, Holder, who made a 57-ball 51, and Cottrell to complete his five-for.

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Mitchell Starc finished with figures of 5-46 off his 10 overs

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As a result of Starc’s superb bowling, the West Indies fell short of their target as they finished on 273/9.

Starc was the most successful bowler with five wickets, while Cummins took two and Zampa claimed one.

Coulter-Nile was named Man of the Match.

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