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)

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

West Indies 8/1   CH Gayle 1* (4b)   MA Starc 0.3-0-0-1

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

West Indies 47/2   CH Gayle 23* (15b 3x4 1x6)   DT Christian 0.2-0-4-1

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   MN Samuels 12* (11b 1x4)   SR Watson 1.1-0-4-1

Hogg to Samuels, OUT, Hogg gets Samuels who hasn't always picked the senior spinner. Samuels leaves the crease this time, the ball is flatter, falls slightly shorter than he expects it, and the mis-hit carries to long-on

MN Samuels c Warner b Hogg 50 (45m 32b 3x4 4x6) SR: 156.25

West Indies 140/4   DJ Bravo 8* (11b)   GB Hogg 3.3-0-25-1

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

West Indies 162/5   DJ Bravo 19* (16b 1x6)   SR Watson 3.3-0-26-2

Cummins to Bravo, OUT, timbahhh. Cummins bowls slightly short of a length, Bravo makes room, looks to go ever extra cover. Bravo misses, the ball hits the top of middle and leg

DJ Bravo b Cummins 27 (39m 21b 1x4 1x6) SR: 128.57

West Indies 171/6   DJG Sammy 1* (1b)   PJ Cummins 3.3-1-37-1

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

West Indies 187/7   D Ramdin 3* (1b)   MA Starc 3.4-0-31-2

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

West Indies 187/8   R Rampaul 0* (0b)   MA Starc 3.5-0-31-3





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