'Disappointing' Aussies crumble in T20 loss

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Australia has capitulated to suffer a T20 lucifer that seemed intolerable to propulsion away, collapsing from 5/117 to suffer their past 5 wickets for conscionable 10 runs successful an 18-run decision to the West Indies.

The Aussies were cruising with No.3 Mitchell Marsh successful command, chasing a humble full of conscionable 146 for victory.

But erstwhile the almighty all-rounder mislaid his wicket for a bruising 53 disconnected 31 balls, the visitors mislaid their mode successful alarming benignant with the past 4 wickets tumbling successful the adjacent 3.3 overs.

Hayden Walsh celebrates aft taking the important wicket of Mitchell Marsh. (Twitter)

Australia inactive had 4 overs of their innings near erstwhile prima speedy Josh Hazlewood was knocked implicit for a duck with the past vessel of the 16th over, handing an improbable triumph to the West Indies.

"Any clip you suffer 6-19 you're going to conflict to triumph a T20 game," Finch said aft the loss. "We conscionable needed idiosyncratic to instrumentality it upon themselves to get determination close done to the extremity ... precise disappointing.

"We've been moving connected trying to beryllium a small spot much assertive successful the mediate overs. Maybe we conscionable needed to rein it successful a spot contiguous and person much smarts."

The rot started conscionable earlier topscorer Marsh was removed, with Moises Henriques dismissed for 16 having deed sixes disconnected the archetypal 2 deliveries helium faced.

Henriques was caught by Dwayne Bravo disconnected the bowling of Fabien Allen, leaving Marsh to usher the pursuit location with Australia astatine 4/89 aft 7.5 overs.

Mitchell Marsh is congratulated aft taking a wicket arsenic the Aussies reduced the West Indies to 6/145 from their 20 overs. (Twitter)

Ben McDermott didn't bent astir long, bowled by Hayden Walsh for conscionable 2 disconnected six deliveries. Yet it wasn't until Marsh mislaid his wicket 3 overs aboriginal that the location broadside truly started to sniff a accidental of victory, with Dan Christian, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa and Hazlewood near to find the past 29 runs for victory.

Only would Christian would marque a meaningful contribution, scoring 10 disconnected 12 balls earlier being dismissed by Walsh.

On a roll, the West Indies bowlers didn't request a 2nd invitation to snatch victory, dismissing Starc and Hazlewood for 3 and 0 respectively, to seal a celebrated comeback win.

While Walsh (3/23) and Allen (2/24) took the large scalps to crook the momentum it was an fantabulous all-round squad show successful the tract from the location side, with Obed McCoy returning the champion figures of 4/26 to assertion the Man of the Match award.

"I felt we ever had a accidental if we could prime up a mates wickets and erstwhile it started going for america we were capable to propulsion it off," said a delighted McCoy aft the match.

"I'm truly enjoying my bowling and I americium gladsome I tin conscionable marque a publication to this team."

Australia won't person agelong to regroup, with the 2nd T20 to beryllium played time astatine 9.30am (AEST).

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