Australia will continue to play for places but the Windies might just have eased off enough to allow the tourists to claim the impetus.
West Indies vs Australia | 17 July 2021 | The Daren Sammy Cricket Ground | 01:30
To Win Match
West Indies 82/100
The Windies might be slightly disappointed to have let the opportunity to whitewash the world number one T20I side last time out but it was a tight contest.
The hosts could be accused of overconfidence in their chase when they left themselves too much to do at the death. It was a good workout for their finishers though and a great learning experience.
Spin-bowling allrounder Fabian Allen is making more and more contributions with bat and ball in progress that will delight West Indies team management.
The West Indies middle-order let them down in the fourth T20I and they will want more consistency from match-winners like Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran.
There were plenty of positives for Australia after a bleak start to their tour of the West Indies with Mitchell Marsh continuing his fine form and Aaron Finch looking to play himself back into touch.
Adam Zampa’s best performance of the series coincided with Australia finally getting a win and shows the importance of wrist spin in the format.
Dan Christian fulfilled the finisher duties with aplomb last time out but has some way to go to claim the position for himself.
Australia have impressive depth in their bowling but still have concerns about their batting when their star names are absent.
Verdict: West Indies 82/100
The Windies have been consistently better and should make it 4-1 here.