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)

Watson to Charles, 1 leg bye, Charles moves well across to a full delivery, and lucky the ball is too straight, otherwise he would have been lbw


Watson to Gayle, 1 run, and the big man steals a quick single. Pushed straight to mid-off, who is sitting back because of the Gayle force, and they run a single


Watson to Charles, no run, full, on off, pushed to mid-on


Watson to Charles, FOUR, Charles opens up. First boundary of the second semi-final. Fullish, into the pads, he opens up front leg, and lofts this over midwicket. It meets the boundary cushions on a half-volley


Watson to Charles, no run, plays a tentative defensive shot now, gets an inside edge to a full delivery


Watson to Charles, FOUR, that's a swipe. Good-old Twenty20 swipe. Clears the front leg, and goes right across the line, hoping for the best as he does so. And it goes uppishly, but wide of mid-on

West Indies 12/0   SR Watson 1-0-9-0

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


Watson to Gayle, no run, Gayle swings and misses. Watson nearly gets his man. He clears the front leg and goes over cow corner, but all he connects is thin air


Watson to Gayle, no run, Watson slips in the bouncer, and Gayle ducks under it


Watson to Gayle, 1 leg bye, appeal for leg-before, but this is short of a length, not swinging, and hitting middle and leg, so it has to be pitched outside leg


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


Watson to Gayle, SIX, Gayle 1, Watson 0. Deep deep into the stands. Length ball, outside off, Gayle goes straight now, and makes a sweet connection. And it sails over long-off

West Indies 33/1   SR Watson 2-0-16-0

Watson to Bravo, no run, length ball, angling into the pads, and he misses on that


Watson to Bravo, no run, short of a length, no room, defended back


Watson to Bravo, 2 runs, flicked away extravagantly, and he wrists it away wide of a diving Bailey at midwicket


Watson to Bravo, SIX, and Bravo starts hitting sixes now. Length ball, middle and leg, and he moves forward to loft this over long-on: six sixes and three fours off the bat so far


Watson to Bravo, 1 run, driven straight of midwicket for a single


Watson to Gayle, FOUR, No it isn't. It's short of a length, has pitched outside leg, and Gayle has glanced this fine of the diving short fine leg

West Indies 104/2   SR Watson 3-0-29-0

Watson to Gayle, FOUR, thick inside edge. Four. No country for bowlers. Length ball, on leg, Gayle clears the front leg and swings. That beats the diving deep square


Watson to Gayle, no run, slower ball, late-cuts it, finds short third man


Watson to Gayle, 1 run, yorker, dug out, Watson is so desperate to keep Gayle off strike he chases after it and fields it with a slide


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


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


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

West Indies 150/3   SR Watson 4-0-35-0





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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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