ICC World Twenty20 - 8th match, Group B

Australia v West Indies

Australia won by 17 runs (D/L method)

1.1

Starc to Smith, no run, length ball outside off, gets it to shape back in a little, and Smith's wild drive is beaten

1.2

Starc to Smith, no run, swinging in but too far, and ricochets off the pad to short fine leg

1.3

Starc to Smith, OUT, that's a right riper from Start. A ball and a half. Length ball, just outside off, swings in late, leaves Smith stunned, and hits the top of off. Smith is clearly surprised by this late movement

DR Smith b Starc 2 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

1.4

Starc to Charles, 1 run, short of a length, swinging in again, off the inside half of the bat, gets a single wide of short fine

1.5

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

1.6

Starc to Charles, 1 run, length ball, on off, flicked away to deep square

West Indies 11/1   MA Starc 1-0-3-1

3.1

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

3.2

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

3.2

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

3.3

Starc to Gayle, no run

3.4

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

3.5

Starc to Charles, SIX, backed away, length ball on the pads and swung away over long on, good strike that

3.6

Starc to Charles, FOUR, backed away and slogged off the inside half of the bat past short fine leg

West Indies 25/1   MA Starc 2-0-17-1

9.1

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

9.2

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

9.3

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

9.4

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

9.5

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

9.6

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

West Indies 93/2   MA Starc 3-0-21-1

19.1

Starc to Sammy, FOUR, that's cruel. Sammy winds up big time, swings at a length ball, and the edge flies between the keeper and short third man

19.2

Starc to Sammy, SIX, what are these bats made of? This one looked like a skier the moment this left the bat. Had I been at long-on, I would have set myself up for the catch, but this just keeps sailing and sailing over that man

19.3

Starc to Sammy, 2 leg byes, everyone's a-stumbling. This is a sharp delivery, cramps him up, hits him on the pad, has hardly reached the 30-yard circle at square leg, but Sammy wants two. As he turns, Sammy stumbles, but Wade stumbles too as he tries to pick up and throw. Sammy makes it

19.4

Starc to Sammy, OUT, this ball has been to the moon and back. Full toss, hits it high on the bat, and skies it. Warner runs in from long-on, sets under it, completes the catch, with fingers pointing up in front of his upper abdomen. That was slightly uncomfortable, but not for Aussies

DJG Sammy c Warner b Starc 12 (12m 7b 1x4 1x6) SR: 171.42

19.5

Starc to Ramdin, OUT, more timber. Ramdin backs away big time, Starc stays full and straight, and hits the base of middle and leg. Cant blame Ramdin much, but Starc is on a hat-trick

D Ramdin b Starc 3 (8m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

19.6

Starc to Narine, FOUR, Narine doesn't bother. He has backed away and creamed a short delivery over extra cover. Gayle would have been happy with that shot

West Indies 191/8   MA Starc 4-0-35-3
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Photos

Sep 22, 2012

Shane Watson runs through the rain, Australia v West Indies, World Twenty20 2012, Group B, Colombo, September 22, 2012

Shane Watson runs through the rain

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Sep 22, 2012

Shane Watson took two wickets, Australia v West Indies, World Twenty20 2012, Group B, Colombo, September 22, 2012

Shane Watson took two wickets

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