West Indies, Australia aim for 2nd wins at World Cup

Australia's Steve Smith, left, and Australia's David Warner chat after their first batting over together during the Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and Australia at Bristol County Ground in Bristol, England, Saturday, June 1, 2019. Steve Smith and David Warner were back in the Australia lineup for their first official one-day internationals since returning from 12-month bans for their part in a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa last year. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
West Indies' Chris Gayle leaves the field after his dismissal for 50 runs during a Cricket World Cup match against Pakistan at Trent Bridge cricket ground in Nottingham, England, Friday, May 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

LONDON — West Indies and Australia aim to join New Zealand on two wins from two group games at the Cricket World Cup when they meet at Trent Bridge in the only match on Day 8 of the tournament.

They are coming off seven-wicket wins in their first outings, defending champion Australia over Afghanistan and West Indies against Pakistan. The Windies are playing their second straight game in Nottingham.

Australia has bad memories of Trent Bridge, having been smashed for a world-record 481 by England 12 months ago, and the same batting strip is being used for the match against the West Indies.

Both teams are likely to lean heavily on pace on what is set to be a sunny day in central England. The West Indies' quicks took all 10 wickets when roughing up against Pakistan.

Australia has won nine of its last 10 one-day internationals against West Indies, though they haven't met in an official ODI since 2016.

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