Australia vs West Indies Andre Russell Sherfane Rutherford partnership : Currently, the West Indies cricket team is on a tour of Australia, where a series of three T20 International matches is being played. Australia has captured the series by winning the first two matches, but meanwhile, West Indies thrashed the Australian bowlers in the last match. This cannot be called anything less than thrashing. Because the brutality with which Andre Russell and Sherfane Rutherford were beaten will be remembered for years. Along with this, both these batsmen also created a new record.
West Indies won the toss and chose to bat first
When the third match between Australia and West Indies started, the West Indies captain won the toss and decided to bat first. Johnson Charles was out after scoring only four runs and Kyle Mayers after scoring 11 runs. Nicholas Puran, who came after this, also returned to the pavilion after scoring only one run. Due to this, the clouds of crisis deepened on the team. The team had lost four wickets for only 17 runs. Roston Chase could score 37 runs and captain Rovman Powell could score 21 runs. The team had lost its 5 wickets for 79 runs. But the real storm came after this. Andre Russell handled one end and Sherfane Rutherford was on the other. Both of them attacked together and destroyed the Australian bowlers.
5 wickets of West Indies had fallen for 79 runs only.
The team score was 79 with five wickets. Earlier both of them crossed the 100 mark. After this the score reached 150 and within no time 200 runs were completed in the 19th over. On one side Russell was hitting fours and sixes, while on the other side Rutherfort played excellent shots one after the other. Both also completed their respective half-centuries. It rarely happens that when Russell is at the crease and another batsman completes his half-century before him. Rutherfort played an innings of 67 runs on 40 balls. After this Russell completed his half-century and after that he was out after playing an innings of 71 runs on 29 balls.
Biggest partnership for the sixth wicket in T20 International
Together, these two also made the biggest partnership for the sixth wicket in T20 International. So far, this has happened only three times when there has been a partnership of more than 100 runs for the sixth wicket. For the first time in the year 2010, Australia’s Michael Hansi and Cameron White added unbeaten 101 runs for the sixth wicket against Sri Lanka. After this, two batsmen from PNG together made a partnership of 115 runs against Singapore in the year 2022. Now this record has been broken by Rutherfort and Russell together.
West Indies scored 220 runs in 20 overs
There was a partnership of 139 runs for the sixth wicket between Sherfane Rutherford and Andre Russell. This is the first time against Australia that such lower order batsmen have together added more than 100 runs. When West Indies’ 20 overs were completed, West Indies’ score was 220 runs. Perhaps no one would have even thought about this. Apart from the half-centuries scored by these two, Australia’s Adam Zampa spent 50 more runs in bowling. Gempa gave 65 runs in four overs and got only one success.
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