Australia’s Mitchell Marsh marked his second half-century in as many games with a consistent score of 54, but a batting meltdown similar to the one they suffered in the opener meant the visitors were knocked out for 140 in 19.2 overs chasing 197 for a win.
It was the first time since 2010 that the team lost all 10 wickets in consecutive T20 matches.
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“We just said we are going to do the same things we did last night, even a little better. It was fantastic to see how Hetmyer reacted,” said replacement West Indies skipper Nicholas Pooran.
Asked to strike first by Australian skipper Aaron Finch, the hosts got off to a good start with 46 points in Powerplay overs as opening batsman Lendl Simmons notched three sixes in his 30-stroke before the man from the Hetmyer match does take over.
The southpaw was the aggressor with four sixes and two limits as he formed a 103-point partnership with Bravo, who had hit three hits over the fence as the Aussie bowlers struggled to contain the flow of lanes.
“I think it was one of my best T20 heats. I think I paced it pretty well. It worked really well for me with the guys who supported me to be the guy to go this far. as possible, ”Hetmyer said.
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Andre Russell added 24 of eight balls after Hetmyer was exhausted, as the West Indies added 123 points in the last 10 assists to reach 196-4 on a strong wicket at bat.
Australia lost the first two in four overs and, apart from Marsh, failed to seize the opportunity, as West Indies leg spinner Hayden Walsh claimed 3-29 of his four overs while paceman Sheldon Cottrell returned numbers 2-22.
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“To hunt 190, you have to get off to a good start,” Finch said. “When your two openers come out cheap it puts pressure on a reasonably inexperienced middle order. The 100+ partnership is the difference in the game.”
The third T20 will be held at the same location on Monday.