Warm Up Match: West Indies beat Australia with half centuries from Pooran and Powell

Port of Spain. With the help of half-centuries from Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell, West Indies defeated Australia, playing with nine players, by 35 runs in a practice match before the T20 World Cup. Australia once again fielded only nine players after the first practice match with Namibia. Selector George Bailey and coach Andrew McDonald fielded the full team only during fielding. Batting first, West Indies scored 257 runs for four wickets in 20 overs with the help of Pooran’s 75 runs in 25 balls (five fours, eight sixes) and captain Powell’s 52 runs in 25 balls (four fours, four sixes). Sherfane Rutherford scored an unbeaten 47 runs in 18 balls.

In reply, Josh Inglis scored 55 runs in 30 balls and Nathan Ellis scored 39 runs in 22 balls for Australia. The Australian team could only score 222 runs for seven wickets. Australia missed captain Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Cameron Green and Travis Head who have not yet reached here after the IPL ended. In the other match, Namibia defeated Papua New Guinea by three runs on the Duckworth Lewis system.

Batting first, Papua New Guinea could only score 109 runs for seven wickets. Namibia had scored 93 runs for six wickets in 16.5 overs when rain started. At that time the team was ahead as per Duckworth Lewis system. The match between Canada and Netherlands in Dallas was cancelled without a single ball being bowled.

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