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 Charles, FOUR, they are hemorrhaging runs here. Short of a length, into the pads, with short fine up, and he has placed it past short fine


Christian to Charles, OUT, more timber. Not as comprehensive as the first wicket, but Australia needed this more desperately. Seems like a slower ball that kicked at him, hit the glove as he looked to run this down to third man, and rolled over to the stumps. In fact it's a big offcutter that hits his arm and ricochets onto the stumps

J Charles b Christian 16 (17m 12b 2x4 1x6) SR: 133.33


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


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   DT Christian 1-0-9-1

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 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


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   DT Christian 2-0-17-1

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 Bravo, no run, short of a length, punched to the left of Dan C, but he dives to keep the batsmen at their respective ends


Christian to Bravo, 1 run, slightly slower, short of a length, punched away to long-off


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   DT Christian 3-0-29-1





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