ICC World Twenty20, 2nd Semi-Final: Australia v West Indies at Colombo (RPS), Oct 5, 2012
ICC World Twenty20 - 2nd semi final
West Indies won by 74 runs
Played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo (neutral venue)
5 October 2012 - night match (20-over match)
2.6

Starc to Samuels, 1 run, and he produces a thick inside edge right away, which goes for a single to fine leg

West Indies 17/1   MN Samuels 1* (1b)
3.1

Cummins to Samuels, 1 run, short of a length, angling in, dropped into the leg side for one

3.3

Cummins to Samuels, no run, Samuels is dealing in edges at the moment. Drives at a wide length ball without getting close to it, and gets a bottom edge that's safe

3.4

Cummins to Samuels, FOUR, that's silken. End of edges for Samuels. Just stands tall and meets a length ball with a slightly open face, placing it wide of mid-off

3.5

Cummins to Samuels, 1 run, short, 148ks, hurries him into the pull, but the mis-hit lands safe and yields a single

West Indies 24/1   MN Samuels 7* (5b 1x4)
4.1

Watson to Samuels, 1 leg bye, length ball, into the pads, that was a freebie, but he concedes just the leg-bye

4.5

Watson to Samuels, 1 run, full and straight, pushed wide of mid-on for one

West Indies 27/1   MN Samuels 8* (7b 1x4)
5.1

Doherty to Samuels, no run, and edge first up. Samuels is lucky it has not carries to slip as he opens the face

5.2

Doherty to Samuels, no run, Samuels is lucky again. This was dead plumb. Umpire Dar has had a slip. This is full, pitches middle, straightens, and is missing both the leg and off stumps. Samuels has got away with one here

5.3

Doherty to Samuels, no run, short, gets a bottom edge on the cut

5.4

Doherty to Samuels, SIX, Samuels gets into the six-hitting act. Full, middle and leg, pretty similar to the leg-before delivery, but he has lofted it clean over long-on

5.5

Doherty to Samuels, 1 run, cut away in front of square

West Indies 40/1   MN Samuels 15* (12b 1x4 1x6)
6.1

Hogg to Samuels, SIX, never mind the bat's thickness. This one was played so well he could have hit a six with a ruler. Right down to the pitch of the ball, dead straight, and off the middle of the bat

6.2

Hogg to Samuels, no run, a grubber. Samuels is beaten by the low bounce, Wade does well to collect it and attempt a stumping. When he played the cut, Samuels was outside the crease, but got the back foot back in time

6.3

Hogg to Samuels, no run, googly, Samuels seems to have picked it off the pitch, but has recovered well to defend

6.4

Hogg to Samuels, no run, the legbreak now, but a bit too short. Samuels, though, finds point with the cut

6.5

Hogg to Samuels, no run, wrong'un again. The line outside leg seems to be a giveaway, but he draws another defensive shot out of Samuels

6.6

Hogg to Samuels, 1 run, they had Gayle where they wanted him, taking a tight single as Samuels dabbed it to backward point, but those strides are big enough to get him in in time

West Indies 53/1   MN Samuels 22* (18b 1x4 2x6)
7.1

Cummins to Samuels, FOUR, no, he bowls full, and pays the price. Sameuls moves half-forward, makes room by opening the front leg a bit, and then smacks it over extra cover. Split seconds later, it hits the advertising boards

7.2

Cummins to Samuels, OUT, Timbahhh. Slower ball at 116ks, and the middle stump lays flat. Samuels plays the odd ungainly slog this time, and is comprehensively deceived by the slower one

MN Samuels b Cummins 26 (23m 20b 2x4 2x6) SR: 130.00

West Indies 57/2   MN Samuels 26 (20b 2x4 2x6)
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