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Starc helps Australia snatch victory from Windies

  • Published at 03:33 pm June 6th, 2019
Mitchell Starc
Australia's Mitchell Starc in action at ICC Cricket World Cup - Australia v West Indies - Trent Bridge, Nottingham, Britain on June 6, 2019 Reuters

Australia beat West Indies by 15 runs in Cricket World Cup

Australia extended their 100% start to their World Cup title defence with a 15-run win against the West Indies at Trent Bridge on Thursday.

Nathan Coulter-Nile (92) hammered the best World Cup score by a number eight as Australia recovered from 38 for four to post 288 all out.

Pace bowler Mitchell Starc took five wickets as Australia survived a tense run-chase, featuring 68 from Shai Hope, to restrict the West Indies to 273 for nine and make it two successive victories.

Teams

Australia: Aaron Finch (capt) David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wkt), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa

West Indies: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wkt), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder (capt), Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas

Umpires: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI) and Christopher Gaffaney (NZL)

TV umpire: Marais Erasmus (RSA)

Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)