Australia dominated the first match against the West Indies, comfortably winning by 8 wickets. They will aim to continue their impressive form and secure the series in the second ODI. On the other hand, the West Indies made a strong comeback in the T20Is after losing the first match, and they will look to replicate that performance in the ODIs to level the series.
Australia showcased their batting prowess in the previous encounter by chasing down the meager target of 87 runs in just 14.5 overs. Alyssa Healy (38 runs), Phoebe Litchfield (16 runs), and Ellyse Perry (20 runs) played crucial cameos to guide their team to victory. The Australian batting unit kept the scoreboard ticking and finished the match with more than 35 overs remaining.
In the bowling department, Australia’s bowlers dismantled the West Indies, restricting them to a paltry 83 runs. Kim Garth (3/8), Ashleigh Gardener (2/17), and Georgia Wareham (3/20) took a combined total of 7 wickets, wreaking havoc on the opposition’s top and middle order. Megan Schutt and Darcie Brown also contributed with a wicket each.
For the West Indies, their batting struggled in the previous match as they were bowled out for a low score. Aaliyah Alleyne was the top scorer with 35 runs, but the rest of the batters failed to make an impact. Hayley Mathews, who had a fantastic T20I series, is expected to return to the playing XI and make a significant contribution in this match.
The West Indies’ bowling unit also struggled to make an impact with a small target to defend. While Cherry Fraser and Karishma Ramharack managed to pick up a wicket each, Chinelle Henry bowled economically but couldn’t take any wickets.
- Match: AUSW vs WIW, 2nd ODI, West Indies Women tour of Australia, 2023
- Date: Thursday, October 12, 2023
- Time: 4:35 AM (Oct 12)
- Venue: Junction Oval, Melbourne
The weather conditions in Melbourne on the match day are expected to be slightly dark and cloudy, with intermittent showers potentially affecting the game.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is known to offer pace and bounce, favoring the pacers. However, as the pitch settles down, spinners are likely to come into play in the later stages of the match. An average score of 240-260 runs is anticipated in this encounter.
Considering the toss, both captains are likely to opt for chasing as recent trends have shown better success for chasing teams in limited-overs formats.
In terms of the winning prediction, Australia holds a strong record in home conditions and showcased their dominance in the first ODI. While the West Indies gained confidence from their T20I victory, their heavy reliance on Hayley Mathews proved detrimental in the previous match. Therefore, it is expected that Australia will seal the series 2-0 with a victory in this match.
Cricket fans can look forward to an exciting contest as both teams strive to assert their dominance and secure a crucial victory in the second ODI.
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