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)
15.6

Cummins to Pollard, 2 runs, full, middle and off, pushed into the on side with soft hands, and they have made a belated decision to take the second, but so huge are their strides they make it easily

West Indies 142/3   KA Pollard 2* (1b)
16.4

Watson to Pollard, no run, short of a length, no room, defended off the front foot

16.5

Watson to Pollard, 2 byes, slower bouncer, Pollard sways out of it, Wade gets it on a half-volley, and lets two byes through. Gets the look from Watson

16.6

Watson to Pollard, 1 run, slower legcutter, pushed into the off side, keeps the strike

West Indies 150/3   KA Pollard 3* (4b)
17.1

Cummins to Pollard, 2 runs, full, into the pads, 147ks, the bottom edge goes for two

17.2

Cummins to Pollard, 1 run, low full toss, can't get under it, hit to long-on. Gayle almost walks the single

17.5

Cummins to Pollard, no run, slower offcutter, turning down leg, lucky that Pollard has found short fine. Gayle not running any tight singles now

17.6

Cummins to Pollard, FOUR, what do you do with these batsmen and these bats? It's almost a yorker, cramping him, but Pollard has flicked it so well he has bisected long-on and deep midwicket

West Indies 163/3   KA Pollard 10* (8b 1x4)
18.4

Starc to Pollard, FOUR, full toss, into the pads, flicked away, Michael Hussey over-runs this at deep midwicket. That's a rare rare error from Hussey. That kind of night for Australia

18.5

Starc to Pollard, FOUR, who'dathunk it? Pollard down on a knee, under the full ball, and guiding it over the keeper's head. Gayle is so impressed he practises that shot at the non-striker's end

18.6

Starc to Pollard, 2 runs, yorker, angling in from round the stumps, still place wide of long-on for two. Gayle will be on strike for the first ball of the last over

West Indies 180/3   KA Pollard 20* (11b 3x4)
19.3

Doherty to Pollard, SIX, that's a flat slog-sweep that doesn't seem to have much elevation on it, but it is enough to clear a leaping Hogg at deep midwicket who gets a hand on it

19.4

Doherty to Pollard, SIX, low full toss, wide outside off, Pollard clears the front leg and hits it for a six over long-off. This is carnage. Call the ambulance. It's a car wreck, this over

19.5

Doherty to Pollard, SIX, Gayle is dancing already. First 200 of the tournament. Full, middle and leg, smoked straight for yet another six. Gayle can't wait for after the match

19.6

Doherty to Pollard, OUT, oh finally a mis-hit finds a fielder. Pollard is looking for a fourth straight six, but this time he slices it high, high, high, and Warner takes a safe catch at long-off. Warner will have to do much more with the bat if we are going to have a match tonight

KA Pollard c Warner b Doherty 38 (22m 15b 3x4 3x6) SR: 253.33

West Indies 205/4   KA Pollard 38 (15b 3x4 3x6)
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Hours of play (local time) 19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.20, Interval 20.20-20.40, Second Session 20.40-22.00

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