“As captain going into the World Cup it’s a lot of things I need to think” – says Rovman Powell after the victory in 3rd T20I vs Aussies

The West Indies cricket team signed off from their tour of Australia with a resounding victory in the third T20 international in Perth on Tuesday.

Chasing 221 for the win, Australia were restricted to 183 for 5 in 20 overs despite valiant knocks from David Warner and Tim David.

Warner, playing his final international match on Australian soil, top-scored with 81 off 49 balls which included 9 fours and 3 sixes while David remained unbeaten on 41 off 19 balls but still couldn’t take the hosts over the finish line.

Romario Shepherd and Roston Chase both contributed with a couple of wickets each while Akeal Hosein struck once for the Windies.

Russell fires all guns blazing for Windies

Earlier in the day, all-rounder Andre Russell and lower middle-order batter Sherfane Rutherford helped the visitors post a mammoth 220 for 6 after winning the toss.

Russell plundered 71 off just 29 balls with 4 boundaries and 7 towering maximums while Rutherford remained not out on 67 off 40 balls (5x4s, 5x6s).

Australia clinched the 3-match series 2-1 to follow up on the 3-0 whitewash in the ODIs. The two-match red-ball series was drawn 1-1 after West Indies’ historic Test win at the Gabba in Brisbane last month.

 “It’s a very good feeling to come here and get a win. The Australia team is such a strong team and understands their conditions. The boys showed some heart and courage. We had good plans through the three games but execution let us down. We sat down as a bowling group but 240 runs is too many. It’s always good for players to have confidence and we told him [Rutherford] to relax, you are an integral part of the team. As captain going into the World Cup it’s a lot of thought and things I need to think about it.” says Rovman Powell after the victory in 3rd T20I

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