Marsh the star as Aussies hit back

15 July 2021 21:26:02 GMTPlus10

Mitchell Marsh starred for Australia as they finally picked up a win in the T20 series against the West Indies in St Lucia.

Australia are priced at 7.00 to win the T20 World Cup and will be pleased to finally get a win in the series after losing the first three matches.

Western Australian Marsh has been one of the few bright sparks for the Aussies on the tour so far and stood out again as he smashed 75 runs off 44 balls.

The knock included six sixes and four fours to help the Aussies to a match-winning total of 6-189.

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He then backed up the batting performance by taking three wickets for 24 runs and is hitting form at the right time with the T20 World Cup fast approaching.

The Perth Scorchers ace is certainly loving life at the top of the batting order but is refusing to get carried away.

"I’m certainly loving the opportunity to bat up the top of the order and I certainly think that as we’ve seen, batting against the new ball is the time to really get after it and try to get ahead of the game," Marsh said after the win.

"I’m really enjoying the role but like I said the other night, it’s purely based on, with the World Cup coming up, the focus on the now and playing my role.

"I know that sounds cliche but that’s literally all I’m doing, I’m trying to do that to the best of my ability and help win games of cricket for Australia."

Australia still trail the West Indies 3-1 in the series with one match to go but can take heart from the latest performance.

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