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)

Watson to Gayle, no run, length ball outside off, and left alone


Watson to Gayle, 4 leg byes, these are the most annoying runs a team can score. Gayle has ducked into a bouncer, he is not playing a shot, has been hit in the helmet, and has got four leg-byes. MCC, wake up and change this law


Watson to Gayle, 1 wide, that's a wide, and a big one outside off


Watson to Gayle, 1 run, short of a length, on the pads, worked away wide of short fine for a single


Watson to Gayle, no run, an increasingly familiar watchful start from Gayle. Left alone outside off

West Indies 8/0   CH Gayle 1* (4b)

Starc to Gayle, 1 run, full, angling in, worked away to deep square

West Indies 10/1   CH Gayle 2* (5b)

Starc to Gayle, no run, short of a length, angling in, defended to mid-on


Starc to Gayle, 1 wide, wide down the leg side


Starc to Gayle, 2 runs, Gayle is still biding his time. Looks to work this shortish delivery to leg side, gets a leading edge for two past mid-off


Starc to Gayle, no run


Starc to Gayle, 1 run, swing outside outside off and a wild edge to third man it's dropped by Shane Watson coming in off the third man rope, tough chance diving in but he got there and should have held it

West Indies 15/1   CH Gayle 5* (9b)

Cummins to Gayle, FOUR, length ball wide outside off, driven over cover point


Cummins to Gayle, no run, covered up around off stump


Cummins to Gayle, FOUR, back of a length outside off, hammered past midwicket, wasn't totally timed but enough bat on it to get it out for four wide of deep square leg


Cummins to Gayle, FOUR, four into the same region, it was a touch straighter but swung into the same part of the boundary, only this blasted one bounce over the rope


Cummins to Gayle, no run, well bowled, slower ball bouncer, Gayle set himself for the pull again but pulled out after the ball pitched


Cummins to Gayle, SIX, back to full pace and nailed into the stands over square leg, it was around middle stump and swung high towards deep square leg who thought he might get there for a moment but it sailed over his head

West Indies 43/1   CH Gayle 23* (15b 3x4 1x6)

Christian to Gayle, FOUR, CH Gayle. Has. Arrived. Bowlers and fielders duck for cover. Backs away, takes a perfectly decent delivery from off, and smacks it over cover-point


Christian to Gayle, no run, slower ball, yorks a charging Gayle. Good comeback


Christian to Gayle, 1 leg bye, Gayle backs away, looks to pull, seems to have been beaten by low bounce, but gets a leg-bye

West Indies 53/2   CH Gayle 27* (18b 4x4 1x6)

Hogg to Gayle, 1 run, short of a length, into the pads, guided past short fine for a single


Hogg to Gayle, SIX, easy does it. It's like pushing for a single to long-on in the middle overs of an ODI. Full, on off, and casually, effortlessly he lofts this over long-on


Hogg to Gayle, 1 run, sweeps. These are not the shots for Gayle. The ball turns away, Gayle's one hand comes off, but he manages to make contact before the ball reaches the pad. Gets a single to deep square

West Indies 62/2   CH Gayle 35* (21b 4x4 2x6)

Maxwell to Gayle, SIX, oh hello. Maxwell is launched first ball. Nothing too wrong with the ball. On a length, middle and leg, and nonchalantly lofted over long-on. How cool is he


Maxwell to Gayle, 1 leg bye, tries the sweep, beaten by a quick ball, gets a leg-bye


Maxwell to Gayle, no run, stop the press. Somebody has managed an appeal against Gayle. Fast and flat, beats his shot, hits him in front of leg, and this is missing leg according to the umpire. That really did look close to me, though


Maxwell to Gayle, SIX, whoa... these stadiums are not big enough for Gayle. Same ball, flat, darted into the pads, but Gayle backs away this time, and pulls this over wide long-on - that went 95 metres before bouncing


Maxwell to Gayle, FOUR, bowled'im. No he hasn't. Oh, that seemed gone for a moment as Gayle swung hard and seemed to miss. However, he got a tiny little inside edge in front of off, and it missed everything

West Indies 80/2   CH Gayle 51* (26b 5x4 4x6)

Christian to Gayle, no run, big wind-up, gets a slower delivery on off, opens the face, towards short third man


Christian to Gayle, 1 run, mis-hit after backing away, gets a single off the inside half of the bat

West Indies 82/2   CH Gayle 52* (28b 5x4 4x6)

Starc to Gayle, 1 leg bye, some late swing into the pads, Gayle has set himself up for a flick over midwicket, but is beaten by the movement. Takes a leg-bye


Starc to Gayle, no run, well bowled. Either he saw Gayle back away or guessed he would do so and slipped in a full and wide delivery, which Gayle couldn't reach


Starc to Gayle, 1 run, misses the yorker, but the low full toss goes just for a single to wide long-on


Starc to Gayle, 1 run, full, angling in, can't get under it, smashes it to deep midwicket for one

West Indies 93/2   CH Gayle 54* (32b 5x4 4x6)

Watson to Gayle, OUT, there it is. The Watson effect. I don't know how, but he always tends to produce something out of the hat. Somehow. This is short of a length, middle and leg, hip high, Gayle looks to work this for a single, gets a hefty leading edge, Watson runs towards straight extra cover and claims it himself. Has Watson's drop caused enough damage already, though?

CH Gayle c & b Watson 54 (47m 33b 5x4 4x6) SR: 163.63

West Indies 93/3   CH Gayle 54 (33b 5x4 4x6)





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