ICC World Twenty20, 8th Match, Group B: Australia v West Indies at Colombo (RPS), Sep 22, 2012
ICC World Twenty20 - 8th match, Group B
Australia won by 17 runs (D/L method)
Played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo (neutral venue)
22 September 2012 - night match (20-over match)

Christian to Samuels, 1 run, length ball, on off 127ks, dabbed to third man

West Indies 48/2   MN Samuels 1* (1b)

Hogg to Samuels, no run, that turned in, from full and outside off, but Samuels gets outside the line, negating the appeal


Hogg to Samuels, no run, leaves the crease, is beaten in flight, and pads this away towards cover


Hogg to Samuels, 1 run, wrong'un, doesn't turn a long way, Samuels reads it off the pitch, and has enough time to push this short delivery into the off side for one

West Indies 55/2   MN Samuels 2* (4b)

Maxwell to Samuels, 1 run, meanwhile, there is a different game on with Gayle not on strike. Samuels is beaten in the flight, gets an inside edge for a single

West Indies 70/2   MN Samuels 3* (5b)

Christian to Samuels, no run, pace and bounce here. Short of a length, rising towards the chest, Samuels keeps it down, but can't get the single


Christian to Samuels, 1 run, length ball outside off, opens the face, gets Gayle back on strike


Christian to Samuels, 2 runs, length ball, on off, nicely driven on the up, wide of long-off, gets a couple


Christian to Samuels, FOUR, Shot and a half. The best of the day. Slower ball from Christian, Samuels waits and waits, and then square drives it, bisecting the two men in the deep on the off side. It reached the boards before you could say four

West Indies 88/2   MN Samuels 10* (9b 1x4)

Starc to Samuels, 1 run, full, angling into off, driven inside-out, gets a single


Starc to Samuels, 1 run, yorker, dug out to straight short cover, Christian tries to run Gayle out, but concedes an overthrow. Gayle was back in anyway. Starc not happy, but trying to run Gayle out is worth the risk, I feel

West Indies 92/2   MN Samuels 12* (11b 1x4)

Watson to Samuels, 1 run, short, hurries onto him, lobs into open space into the leg side. That could easily have gone to hand too


Watson to Samuels, no run, lovely bouncer, 133ks, half way between shoulder and head. Beats him on the hook


Watson to Samuels, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, chipped over cover, gets a single

West Indies 96/3   MN Samuels 14* (14b 1x4)

Hogg to Samuels, no run, leaves the crease, Hogg bowls flat, Samuels is beaten in the flight, defends it back to him


Hogg to Samuels, no run, lovely delivery, dipping, pitching middle off, turning in sharply, hits the pad. Wade shouts from behind, "He is not reading it."


Hogg to Samuels, no run, and he clearly isn't reading it. This is short, outside off, and he sets himself up for a big cut, but is beaten by the googly that leaves him as opposed to coming in


Hogg to Samuels, 1 run, full, middle and leg, driven to long-on

West Indies 99/3   MN Samuels 15* (18b 1x4)

Christian to Samuels, no run, and he makes a good comeback again. Shortish, cutting in, cramps him up. Another dot


Christian to Samuels, FOUR, lovely shot. No room available here, and it is short of a length too. So he has neither the length nor the width but he punches this mighty fine, past point, and the ball races away


Christian to Samuels, 1 run, slower bouncer, pulled away, wide of deep midwicket, they take just the one


Christian to Samuels, SIX, lovely shot. I tell you what, Gayle played a blinder, but some of Samuels's shots haven't been half bat. In fact they have been more pleasing to the eye. Length ball, on off, makes a little bit of room - ever so slight - and then chips/lofts it over extra cover. And inside-out it goes for a flat six

West Indies 111/3   MN Samuels 26* (22b 2x4 1x6)

Hogg to Samuels, 1 leg bye, looks to hoick this shortish delivery, is beaten, but gets a leg-bye


Hogg to Samuels, SIX, is this a googly? Seems like one as Samuels looks to go straight at a full delivery, but gets a sort of leading edge towards long-on. Maxwell there is interested in it, but it keeps going and going over him. Let's stop calling them leading edges, they are the side faces of the bat


Hogg to Samuels, no run, flighted don off, pushed to cover


Hogg to Samuels, FOUR, short, turning in, cramps him up, but Samuels gets enough bat on the pull to send it past short fine leg for four

West Indies 124/3   MN Samuels 36* (26b 3x4 2x6)

Watson to Samuels, no run, well bowled again. Slower ball, on off, moves away a little. Samuels aborts the big wind-up, but is beaten on the attempted dab too


Watson to Samuels, SIX, There is no justice for the bowler. Watson has seen Samuels back away, followed him, cramped him up, but Samuels somehow gets enough bat on this to clear long-on with ease. This goes high, has the fielders interested, but goes long too


Watson to Samuels, SIX, and it was telegraphed that a bouncer is to follow. Samuels is camping back, takes the expected bouncer from chest high, and absolutely hits the pants off this. Deep square leg is just a witness


Watson to Samuels, 1 run, full and straight, dug out for a single to long-on

West Indies 138/3   MN Samuels 49* (30b 3x4 4x6)

Hogg to Samuels, 1 run, flighted on off, driven to long-on to bring up the fifty. The whole dugout is up on their feet. Samuels raises his bat, shakes Bravo's hand. Lovely striking


Hogg to Samuels, OUT, Hogg gets Samuels who hasn't always picked the senior spinner. Samuels leaves the crease this time, the ball is flatter, falls slightly shorter than he expects it, and the mis-hit carries to long-on

MN Samuels c Warner b Hogg 50 (45m 32b 3x4 4x6) SR: 156.25

West Indies 140/4   MN Samuels 50 (32b 3x4 4x6)





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