Wasim Jaffer comes up with hilarious meme depicting Australia’s collapse in 1st T20I against West Indies
Australia needed only 41 runs from 10 overs with six wickets in hand. Yet, West Indies stole the match from them.
Updated - Jul 10, 2021 5:02 pm
After playing some good cricket the first 30 overs of a T20 match, Australia gave up the chance of starting their T20I series against the West Indies with a win. On Friday, Aaron Finch and his team played the first T20I match against the Caribbean side which was without their regular skipper Kieron Pollard. Elsewhere, that shocking defeat suffered by the Aussies allowed Wasim Jaffer to post another meme through his social media profile.
The match that was played at the Darren Sammy Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet in St. Lucia, saw the West Indies and the Australian team tussle in the first of the five T20I matches. The hosts had a slow start to their innings and by the time the third wicket fell, their score was just 35 runs from 7.3 overs. The innings were going nowhere when Andre Russell came to the crease and turned on the heat in the middle.
Russell produced fantastic innings of 51 runs from just 28 balls, hitting three fours and five sixes. During this knock, he registered his maiden T20I fifty and his effort pushed the West Indies team to a respectable first-innings total of 145 for 6 in their allotted 20 overs. With the ball, Josh Hazlewood was quite impressive, ending with figures of 3 for 12 from his four overs.
Obed McCoy and Hayden Walsh Jr. make Australia collapse
After this, the Australian team came into the chase with some rapid and solid batting. Despite losing Aaron Finch early in the innings, Australians kept the scoring rate as high as possible. Matthew Wade got 33 runs from 14 balls while batting at no. 3 Mitchell Marsh scored 51 runs from just 31 balls. When the fourth Aussie wicket fell, their score was 89 for 4 in 7.5 overs. At this moment, they needed 57 runs from 73 balls. That equation soon became 41 runs from 60 balls with six wickets still intact. However, everything changed after this.
From 108 for 4, the visitors slipped to 127 all-out. The chief architects of this collapse were Obed McCoy and Hayden Walsh Jr. who got seven wickets between them in the innings. McCoy ended his four-over spell with figures of 4 for 26 while Walsh had figures of 3 for 23 in his four overs. Here is the meme which Wasim Jaffer posted on Twitter in an attempt to troll the Australian team.
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) July 10, 2021