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 Smith, 1 run, Windies go slam bang first ball. Short, and Smith goes deep into the crease, and pulls it to deep square


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 Smith, 1 run, short of a length, angling in, worked off the hip for a single


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

West Indies 8/0   SR Watson 1-0-4-0

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


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 Bravo, 1 run, short of a length, pushed wide of cover for one


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


Watson to Bravo, 1 run, nicely played. Punched, on the up, gets a single to sweeper-cover

West Indies 97/3   SR Watson 2-0-8-1

Watson to Bravo, no run, full, on the pads, pushed to straight midwicket


Watson to Bravo, 1 run, bouncer, 134ks, pulled away to deep midwicket


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   SR Watson 3-0-22-1

Watson to Pollard, no run, lovely bouncer, follows him like a stalker, and Pollard can't do anything with it. The head falls away as he swats at it


Watson to Pollard, FOUR, that's a kill-me ball. Length ball, outside off, and Pollard has murdered it to the left of the stumps at the non-striker's end


Watson to Pollard, OUT, Michael Hussey, what a cricketer. This is a low full toss, Pollard flicks it in the air, Hussey charges in from deep midwicket, and completes a low catch diving forward

KA Pollard c Hussey b Watson 10 (10m 8b 2x4 0x6) SR: 125.00


Watson to Bravo, 1 run, short of a length, on off, punched away for one


Watson to Sammy, 1 run, big wind-up, but Sammy doesn't get the length, and just bunts this shortish delivery for a single towards point


Watson to Bravo, 1 run, full, into the pads, driven to long-on

West Indies 165/5   SR Watson 4-0-29-2





  • RHB


  • RHB