ICC World Twenty20 - 24th match, Group F

West Indies v Australia

Australia won by 6 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)

Australia are about to start their chase - they cannot be knocked out now. West Indies need to keep Australia to 81 to progress. Here's Jerome Taylor

0.1

Taylor to Warner, 1 run, on the pads, Warner clips it away through leg

0.2

Taylor to Watson, 2 runs, Watson cuts this one away behind point, he's off the mark too

0.3

Taylor to Watson, 1 run, on the pads, Watson turns the ball to midwicket

0.4

Taylor to Warner, FOUR, and there's the first boundary of the innings, Warner gets a half-volley on his pads and drives through midwicket

0.5

Taylor to Warner, 1 run, pulled in the air, on the bounce to the man running around from deep square leg

0.6

Taylor to Watson, no run, Watson defends this time

End of over 1 (9 runs) Australia 9/0 (97 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 9.00, RRR: 5.10)
SR Watson    3* (3b)      JE Taylor    1-0-9-0
DA Warner    6* (3b 1x4)     

Sulieman Benn to open up and force the batsmen to make the pace

1.1

Benn to Warner, no run, tossed up well outside off, Warner leaves it alone

1.2

Benn to Warner, 1 run, straighter line, Warner backs off and works it to point

1.3

Benn to Watson, no run, around the wicket to Watson, who defends

1.4

Benn to Watson, 1 run, angled in to leg, Watson drives to long-on

1.5

Benn to Warner, FOUR, well played by Warner, who punches off the back foot through the gap at cover and away to the boundary, nice placement

1.6

Benn to Warner, no run, quicker and flatter, Warner can't beat cover

End of over 2 (6 runs) Australia 15/0 (91 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 7.50, RRR: 5.05)
DA Warner    11* (7b 2x4)      SJ Benn    1-0-6-0
SR Watson    4* (5b)      JE Taylor    1-0-9-0

2.1

Taylor to Watson, 1 run, Watson guides this off the face of the bat and away to third man

2.2

Taylor to Warner, FOUR, another boundary as Warner flashes outside off, one hand off the bat, and the ball sails over point

2.3

Taylor to Warner, FOUR, wide of off, Warner has room to free himself and slash through the gap forward of point

2.4

Taylor to Warner, 1 wide, width again outside off, and too much on this occasion, it's called wide

2.4

Taylor to Warner, no run, straighter line from Taylor, and Warner on the back foot pushes to mid-off

2.5

Taylor to Warner, SIX, that is a massive six! Really big one from Warner, who gets a half-volley and simply launches a baseball-style slog straight back over the bowler's head and it lands on the roof of the pavilion

2.6

Taylor to Warner, OUT, Warner is gone, Gayle takes a sharp catch at slip. Again Taylor gave Warner a little width, but this time not quite as much, and Warner threw everything at it only to get an edge to Gayle

DA Warner c Gayle b Taylor 25 (14m 12b 4x4 1x6) SR: 208.33

End of over 3 (16 runs) Australia 31/1 (75 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 10.33, RRR: 4.41)
     JE Taylor    2-0-25-1
SR Watson    5* (6b)      SJ Benn    1-0-6-0

Here's Michael Clarke, who will be keen for some runs heading in to the final portion of this tournament.

3.1

Benn to Watson, OUT, well now, both openers have departed. Benn around the wicket to Watson and fired it down leg, Watson has gone for the sweep only to have the ball run off the bottom of his gloves and back onto the stumps

SR Watson b Benn 5 (15m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

3.2

Benn to Haddin, no run, Haddin is forward to defend

3.3

Benn to Haddin, no run, Haddin defends again

3.4

Benn to Haddin, no run, angled in and not much spin, Haddin defends

3.5

Benn to Haddin, no run, straight bat once again, Haddin is happy to have a look for now

3.6

Benn to Haddin, no run, another watchful stroke, defended to leg

That's a wicket maiden - you don't see too many of them in Twenty20 internationals. There was that five-wicket maiden the other day, of course...

End of over 4 (wicket maiden) Australia 31/2 (75 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 7.75, RRR: 4.68)
BJ Haddin    0* (5b)      SJ Benn    2-1-6-1
MJ Clarke    0* (0b)      JE Taylor    2-0-25-1

Spin from both ends now

4.1

Miller to Clarke, no run, aiming at the stumps, Clarke defends

4.2

Miller to Clarke, no run, watchful in defence again

4.3

Miller to Clarke, 2 runs, Clarke uses his feet nicely, drifting in to his pads and he skips forward to clip through midwicket

4.4

Miller to Clarke, no run, fired down leg again, Clarke gets some pad on that and can't get a single

4.5

Miller to Clarke, 1 run, this time they do take a very quick single, just nudging to leg

4.6

Miller to Haddin, no run, Haddin looks to glance behind square but fine leg is up and he can't get off the mark

There is no real pressure on Australia at this stage - they have heaps of time

End of over 5 (3 runs) Australia 34/2 (72 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 6.80, RRR: 4.80)
BJ Haddin    0* (6b)      NO Miller    1-0-3-0
MJ Clarke    3* (5b)      SJ Benn    2-1-6-1

5.1

Benn to Clarke, no run, tossed up and some turn for Benn, Clarke gets it away edgily

5.2

Benn to Clarke, 1 run, again Clarke advances, and drives to long-on

5.3

Benn to Haddin, 1 run, Haddin is off the mark, on the back foot driving to mid-on

5.4

Benn to Clarke, no run, uses his feet and defends

5.5

Benn to Clarke, 1 run, clipped through midwicket for a single

5.6

Benn to Haddin, no run, driven back at the bowler Benn, who does his own fielding

End of over 6 (3 runs) Australia 37/2 (69 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 6.16, RRR: 4.92)
BJ Haddin    1* (8b)      SJ Benn    3-1-9-1
MJ Clarke    5* (9b)      NO Miller    1-0-3-0

6.1

Miller to Clarke, no run, drifting in to Clarke, who defends

6.2

Miller to Clarke, 1 run, turned away through square leg for an easy single

6.3

Miller to Haddin, 1 run, way down leg side there, Haddin sweeps and gets it fine but short fine leg Chanderpaul dives across to make a good save and knock the ball down

6.4

Miller to Clarke, no run, driven back to the bowler

6.5

Miller to Clarke, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump, Clarke drives to long-on

6.6

Miller to Haddin, no run, quick work from Ramdin to take the bails off, and the third umpire is required. Miller from over the wicket turned the ball from outside leg past the edge of Haddin, who has backed way, but the batsman's foot was down, he's safe

End of over 7 (3 runs) Australia 40/2 (66 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 5.71, RRR: 5.07)
BJ Haddin    2* (10b)      NO Miller    2-0-6-0
MJ Clarke    7* (13b)      SJ Benn    3-1-9-1

7.1

Bravo to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke closes the face and works a single through square leg

7.2

Bravo to Haddin, FOUR, Haddin goes over the top for the first time, Bravo gives him one on a good length outside off, Haddin lifts it over mid-on

7.3

Bravo to Haddin, 2 runs, this time Haddin opens the face and runs it away to third man, that's sharp running for Clarke and Haddin to get back for two

7.4

Bravo to Haddin, no run, angled in to the stumps short of a length, Haddin defends

7.5

Bravo to Haddin, FOUR, lovely placement, Haddin gives himself a little room and cuts off the back foot forward of point for a boundary

7.6

Bravo to Haddin, no run, Haddin doesn't beat cover on this occasion

End of over 8 (11 runs) Australia 51/2 (55 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 6.37, RRR: 4.58)
BJ Haddin    12* (15b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    1-0-11-0
MJ Clarke    8* (14b)      NO Miller    2-0-6-0

Right-arm spin now, with Narsingh Deonarine from the Pavilion End. He's around the wicket to the right-handers

8.1

Deonarine to Clarke, 1 run, on the pads, clipped to midwicket for a single

8.2

Deonarine to Haddin, no run, short and on the pads, Haddin tries for a vicious pull but doesn't connect

8.3

Deonarine to Haddin, 1 run, pushed away to cover

8.4

Deonarine to Clarke, no run, tossed up and Clarke advances, he drives back towards the bowler

8.5

Deonarine to Clarke, 1 run, worked off his pads for one to backward square leg

8.6

Deonarine to Haddin, 1 run, well down leg once again, Haddin just helps it on its way to fine leg

End of over 9 (4 runs) Australia 55/2 (51 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 6.11, RRR: 4.63)
BJ Haddin    14* (18b 2x4)      N Deonarine    1-0-4-0
MJ Clarke    10* (17b)      DJ Bravo    1-0-11-0

9.1

Miller to Haddin, 2 runs, on the pads, it's clipped through square leg

9.2

Miller to Haddin, no run, Haddin gets down on one knee and looks for an aerial sweep, can't make contact

9.3

Miller to Haddin, no run, backs away and pushes to off

9.4

Miller to Haddin, 1 run, on the back foot and worked to midwicket

9.5

Miller to Clarke, 1 run, drifts down leg from over the wicket, again it's simply helped on its way to fine leg

A defensive leg-side line being used here by both spinners

9.6

Miller to Haddin, 1 run, worked away to leg once more

End of over 10 (5 runs) Australia 60/2 (46 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 6.00, RRR: 4.60)
BJ Haddin    18* (23b 2x4)      NO Miller    3-0-11-0
MJ Clarke    11* (18b)      N Deonarine    1-0-4-0

10.1

Deonarine to Haddin, FOUR, not middled at all by Haddin, but he gets enough on it to find the boundary. It was on off stump, he looked for the drive over mid-off and the gap allowed it to trickle in to the boundary

10.2

Deonarine to Haddin, FOUR, better shot this time, shorter ball and Haddin pulls through square leg with power

10.3

Deonarine to Haddin, no run, defended back to the bowler

10.4

Deonarine to Haddin, 1 run, swept away to fine leg

10.5

Deonarine to Clarke, no run, angled across Clarke, who pushes to point and wants the single, but can't get one

10.6

Deonarine to Clarke, 2 runs, driven to long-on, really good running to get back for two there

End of over 11 (11 runs) Australia 71/2 (35 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 6.45, RRR: 3.88)
MJ Clarke    13* (20b)      N Deonarine    2-0-15-0
BJ Haddin    27* (27b 4x4)      NO Miller    3-0-11-0

11.1

Miller to Haddin, 1 run, turned off the pads to square leg

11.2

Miller to Clarke, no run, Clarke advances and drives to mid on

11.3

Miller to Clarke, 1 run, uses his feet once more, driven to long-off

11.4

Miller to Haddin, 1 run, leg-side line, it's clipped through square leg

11.5

Miller to Clarke, 1 run, pushed away through cover for a single

11.6

Miller to Haddin, 1 run, punched down the ground off the back foot

End of over 12 (5 runs) Australia 76/2 (30 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 6.33, RRR: 3.75)
BJ Haddin    30* (30b 4x4)      NO Miller    4-0-16-0
MJ Clarke    15* (23b)      N Deonarine    2-0-15-0

Darren Sammy gets a chance to bowl now

12.1

Sammy to Haddin, no run, Haddin advances and looks to pull, but a thickish bottom edge is all he can manage

12.2

Sammy to Haddin, 1 run, pulled to midwicket and they get a very sharp single

12.3

Sammy to Clarke, 1 run, taken from well outside off by Clarke, who slaps the ball along the ground to long-on

12.4

Sammy to Haddin, OUT, oh, wonderful piece of fielding from Bravo! Haddin guided it off the face to short third man where Bravo dived to his right to make the stop, then fired the ball into the stumps to have Clarke short trying for the single. Great save and super throw, and perhaps a little bit of lazy running from Clarke, who didn't seem to be extending his bat properly

MJ Clarke run out 16 (31m 24b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

12.5

Sammy to DJ Hussey, no run, driven to cover, can't beat the infield

12.6

Sammy to DJ Hussey, 1 run, Hussey is on the back foot and drives through cover

End of over 13 (3 runs) Australia 79/3 (27 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 6.07, RRR: 3.85)
DJ Hussey    1* (2b)      DJG Sammy    1-0-3-0
BJ Haddin    31* (33b 4x4)      NO Miller    4-0-16-0

13.1

Taylor to DJ Hussey, 2 runs, yorker on the legs, Hussey clips it to fine leg

13.2

Taylor to DJ Hussey, 1 run, angled in towards the stumps, driven to mid-off for a quick single

13.3

Taylor to Haddin, FOUR, Taylor dragged that one down, too short and wide, Haddin waited on it nicely to cut the ball over gully and safely away to the boundary

So, West Indies are out of the tournament now - they cannot progress to the semi-finals. The final four are Australia, Sri Lanka, England and Pakistan.

13.4

Taylor to Haddin, 2 runs, clipped through leg for a couple out to deep midwicket

13.5

Taylor to Haddin, 1 run, short ball and Haddin swivels a pull to fine leg

13.6

Taylor to DJ Hussey, no run, slower ball, Hussey pushes to point

End of over 14 (10 runs) Australia 89/3 (17 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 6.35, RRR: 2.83)
DJ Hussey    4* (5b)      JE Taylor    3-0-35-1
BJ Haddin    38* (36b 5x4)      DJG Sammy    1-0-3-0

Australia will play Pakistan in one of the semi-finals, and it'll be England vs Sri Lanka in the other

14.1

Benn to Haddin, no run, dragged down and Haddin crunches straight to short cover

14.2

Benn to Haddin, 1 run, cut behind point, there's a single available there

14.3

Benn to DJ Hussey, 1 run, drifting in from outside off, it's pushed to cover

14.4

Benn to Haddin, no run, drifts in to the pads, tries for a big slog over midwicket but can't connect

14.5

Benn to Haddin, no run, leans forward to defend

14.6

Benn to Haddin, 1 run, Haddin backs away and on the back foot, cuts through cover for a single to the man on the boundary

Benn finishes his overs with a very respectable 1 for 12, but it hasn't mattered

End of over 15 (3 runs) Australia 92/3 (14 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 6.13, RRR: 2.80)
BJ Haddin    40* (41b 5x4)      SJ Benn    4-1-12-1
DJ Hussey    5* (6b)      JE Taylor    3-0-35-1

15.1

Taylor to Haddin, 1 run, fullish ball on off stump, it's driven to long-on

15.2

Taylor to DJ Hussey, FOUR, that's a brave and powerful shot, Taylor swings it in towards off stump and Hussey backs off and lifts the ball over extra cover, once bounce over the boundary. Had he missed that, he would certainly have been bowled

And there's a bit of drama now as a fan seems to have hurt himself - whether he was hit by that ball or fell from a low balcony it's unclear, but he's getting some medical treatment. It's an Australian fan who has given the thumbs-up, so let's hope he's okay

15.3

Taylor to DJ Hussey, 1 run, driven down the ground for a single

15.4

Taylor to Haddin, no run, cut to point, can't beat the field

15.5

Taylor to Haddin, 1 run, driven down the ground for another single to long-on

15.6

Taylor to DJ Hussey, 5 wides, well, how that has reached the boundary is a mystery. It was a shortish ball that Hussey back away from, and somehow it's dipped on Ramdin and bounced under his gloves and away to the boundary

15.6

Taylor to DJ Hussey, no run, short ball, this time Hussey ducks and Ramdin takes it

End of over 16 (12 runs) Australia 104/3 (2 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.50, RRR: 0.50)
DJ Hussey    10* (9b 1x4)      JE Taylor    4-0-47-1
BJ Haddin    42* (44b 5x4)      SJ Benn    4-1-12-1

Gayle on, and bowls around the wicket

16.1

Gayle to Haddin, no run, punched back to the bowler

16.2

Gayle to Haddin, OUT, ah, Haddin won't be there to hit the winning runs, he's tried to force this one over the top and has only managed to get it to mid-on, where Sammy takes a straightforward chance

BJ Haddin c Sammy b Gayle 42 (46m 46b 5x4 0x6) SR: 91.30

16.3

Gayle to White, 5 wides, game over. That is an odd way to finish, Chris Gayle has bowled a quicker bouncer, deliberately, and the ball has sailed over White and Ramdin and away to the boundary

So that's the end of the Super Eights and it's the end of West Indies' tournament. Australia have won by six wickets and have finished on the top of Group F. They will meet Pakistan in one semi-final and Sri Lanka will meet England in the other. The win was really set up in the very first over of the game, when Dirk Nannes bowled Chris Gayle, who really had to be the man to step up for West Indies to get through. Brad Haddin enjoyed some time in the middle in the chase and will be better for it, having had a quiet tournament until now.

"We lost too many wickets at the top," says Chris Gayle. "Australia are playing good cricket. I wish them all the best, and I wish the ladies all the best in their semi-final."

"Hopefully come Thursday or Friday we can come out and continue this momentum," says Michael Clarke. "We want to play positive, aggressive cricket, and our fielding standards have been high."

Man of the Match is Steven Smith for his 3 for 20, he used the St Lucia pitch to his advantage, found some turn and was prepared to toss the ball up.

That's it from this match, and from the Super Eights. Thanks for joining us - be sure to tune in again for the two semi-finals, England v Sri Lanka on Thursday and Australia v Pakistan on Friday. Until then, bye for now.

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England won by 7 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
Australia v Pakistan at Gros Islet - May 14, 2010
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England v Sri Lanka at Gros Islet - May 13, 2010
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West Indies v Australia at Gros Islet - May 11, 2010
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May 11, 2010

Dirk Nannes spends time with his children after the game, West Indies v Australia, World Twenty20, Super Eights, Group F, St Lucia, May 11, 2010

Dirk Nannes spends time with his children after the game

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May 11, 2010

David Warner goes over the top, West Indies v Australia, World Twenty20, Super Eights, Group F, St Lucia, May 11, 2010

David Warner goes over the top

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