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World Championship of Legends 2024: Australia beat West Indies by 55 runs

Australia and Pakistan had already qualified for the semi-finals of World Championship of Legends 2024

By Web Desk
July 10, 2024
The image shows a glimpse from the first innings of the match between Australia and West Indies on July 10, 2024. — Geo Super screenshot
The image shows a glimpse from the first innings of the match between Australia and West Indies on July 10, 2024. — Geo Super screenshot

Australia outclassed West Indies by 55 runs in the 14th match of the World Championship of Legends 2024 at the County Ground stadium in Northampton on Wednesday.

After defeating the Windies in today's faceoff, the Aussies have moved past Pakistan on the points table due to a better Net Run Rate (NRR) as both sides have eight points each after five league matches. However, Australia have an NRR of +2.464 while Pakistan have +1.644.

Both Australia and Pakistan had already qualified for the semi-finals of the cricket tournament.

Earlier, West Indies won the toss and decided to bowl first. However, they could not capitalise on their decision as Australia scored 274/7 in their 20 overs.

Ben Duck hit a 35-ball 100 while Daniel Christian played as many balls and fell short of his century by one run. Dunk hit 12 fours and 7 sixes in his innings Christian hammered 11 fours and eight sixes.

In reply, West Indies tried to chase but the required run rate kept increasing, resulting in them finishing at 219/6.

Dwayne Smith made 64 runs off 40 balls while Ashley Nurse made 36-ball 70. Captain Daren Sammy has 18-ball 33 at the backend.

Aussie skipper Brett Lee was the team's best bowler, bagging 2/30.

With this loss, the West Indies helped India to qualify for the semi-finals while their fate depend on whether India defeat South Africa in the last league game or better their run rate with a big win over India.