Mitch delivers a World Cup message

Australia finally got the message and went on a boundary-rampage in the West Indies as Mitch Marsh cemented his spot in the T20 squad for the World Cup.

Already his team’s only batting performer through the opening three matches, which were all losses, Marsh showed his power-hitting quality when called upon early in game four on Thursday morning as Australia searched for a first win.

The Aussies. after winning the toss, reached 6-189 with 10 sixes and 14 fours easily the best return in a tour yet to deliver a victory.

Batting at number three, Marsh walked to the crease in the second over and proceeded to hit two sixes and two fours in his first nine balls in a sign of intent the Aussies has been lacking in the opening three games.

West Indian powerhouse Chris Gayle hit more sixes (7) in game three than Australia had for the entire series to that point, so the focus on clearing the boundary was clear from the tourists.

Marsh, batting with captain Aaron Finch, helped Australia reached 50 in just the fifth over, and then 100 in the 10th over as they combined for 114 runs, as Finch also got in on the six-hitting act with three.

Marsh brought up his third 50 of the series, off just 24 balls, with his fifth sixth and finished with six sixes before he was finally dismissed for a series-high 75 off 44 balls.


Marsh smacks Oshane Thomas for a huge six.

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Finch sent walking after 53 runs.

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The skipper made his first 50 of the series, out for 53 off 37 balls before rain interruptions, and another two quick wickets, halted the Aussie charge.

Alex Carey went for a first ball duck too and Marsh was not out on 63, with 46 runs coming in boundaries, when rain started falling for a second time in the 15th over.

Play resumed and wickets continued to fall before a late flurry from Dan Christian (22 off 14 balls) helped the Aussies reach the competitive total.

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