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)
3.5

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

West Indies 21/1   J Charles 8* (9b 1x6)   MA Starc 1.5-0-13-1
4.6

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)   PJ Cummins 2-1-18-0
6.5

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

West Indies 61/2   CH Gayle 34* (20b 4x4 2x6)   GB Hogg 0.5-0-8-0
7.1

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

West Indies 68/2   CH Gayle 41* (22b 4x4 3x6)   GJ Maxwell 0.1-0-6-0
7.5

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

West Indies 76/2   CH Gayle 47* (25b 4x4 4x6)   GJ Maxwell 0.5-0-13-0
12.6

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)   DT Christian 3-0-29-1
13.4

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

West Indies 120/3   MN Samuels 32* (24b 2x4 2x6)   GB Hogg 2.4-0-19-0
14.4

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

West Indies 131/3   MN Samuels 42* (28b 3x4 3x6)   SR Watson 2.4-0-15-1
14.5

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

West Indies 137/3   MN Samuels 48* (29b 3x4 4x6)   SR Watson 2.5-0-21-1
16.1

Cummins to Bravo, SIX, and pat he goes sailing. Length ball, outside off, Bravo stands rooted, and chips it over extra cover for a six. What a very Caribbean shot

West Indies 151/4   DJ Bravo 15* (13b 1x6)   PJ Cummins 2.1-1-24-0
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

West Indies 185/6   DJG Sammy 12* (5b 1x4 1x6)   MA Starc 3.2-0-31-1
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