Player of the Match
Player of the Match

7.05 pm As expected, it was a power-packed performance and West Indies had outgunned the pre-tournament favourites by so much that Australia's chances of qualifying to the semi-finals have taken a huge hit. There's another game coming up to keep the cricket high going, so do tune in to India v Bangladesh. Thank you for your company and comments, this is Alagappan Muthu saying Goodnight and Good Luck...

"We have not won the tournament, its just a game against Australia but we were pumped up for this," says Darren Sammy, the Man of the Match "They played well and a couple of our boelers bowled well. We backed ourselves to score 180-odd. Chris and Smith set us up and we are really pumped up for the win. It was really nice to see Faulkner bowling the last over. A lot of things were said before this match and you never wake up a sleeping lion [Chris Gayle]"

"I'd take 178, but we didn't bat particularly well" says George Bailey. "We lost too many wickets in the middle. You gotta take the good with the bat, we have some guys in great form and the West Indies bowled really well. You hope one goes to hand and the challenge for both teams was that short boundary. It was going to be difficult for the guy bowling from the end where that winds up on the on side. [Sammy] He stuck to his plans and hit it nice and hard"

7.00 pm It's raining bats in Mirpur! Sammy and Bravo throw theirs high into the sky and race off! It's been a great chase, but I bet most of this emotion is fueled by the pre-match comments made by Australia. Gayle is still leading a section of the crown in a dance. Australia were in it all the way though and they found the blockhole more often than not. But whenever they strayed Sammy found the middle and has sealed a famous win. Australia have lost two from two now and their chances to make the semi-final are dwindling...

Prasad: "Ishant Sharma :- @Faulknar :- I know that feeling bro... Welcome to the club... Pun Intended :P :P :P"

Jared: "Much as I like George Bailey, his bowling decisions in T20s are often disastrous (such as, say, Xavier Doherty in the last over a few years back) Starc tonight was one of those. He lost his rhythm in the last ball of the previous over and his stock delivery is right in Sammy's hitting zone. It should have been an absolute no-brainer to get him out of the attack."

19.4
6
Faulkner to Sammy, SIX runs, it's all over! Straight six to seal the game and West Indies invade the field! Goes full and straight but Sammy bludgeons it down the ground! Gayle is going beserk! I've never seen him lose his cool like this. He was toppled over by his team-mates on the way to rushing out, but once he's back up he breaks out the gangnam.
19.3
6
Faulkner to Sammy, SIX runs, full toss and it has room for Sammy to pummel it just over long-off. Cleared his front leg and secures a vital hit for West Indies. Chris Gayle pulls out a mini-chainsaw!
19.2
0
Faulkner to Sammy, no run, another dot ball! This was a yorker on middle and Sammy can only dig it out back to the bowler. Bailey applauds and so do the Australian contingent
19.1
0
Faulkner to Sammy, no run, full on leg stump and Sammy was surprised by it. Doesn't offer a shot as he pads it away towards fine leg. Talk about bamboozling the batsman!

Murali: "Who is going to be the Dale Steyn of Australia?" Or Alex Hales for West Indies? James Faulkner is the chosen one. All four men in inside the circle are on the off side

END OF OVER:
19 | 19 Runs | WI: 167/4 (12 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.78, RRR: 12.00)

  • Darren Sammy22 (9b)
  • Dwayne Bravo27 (12b)
  • Mitchell Starc4-0-50-2
  • Doug Bollinger4-0-34-1
18.6
1
Starc to Sammy, 1 run, low full toss outisde off, thumped to long-on and Sammy keeps the strike. 19 off this over. 12 needed off the final one

Loads of time being spent to set the field.

Madan: "Really ? Why would you bowl Starc when you have Faulkner and Watson in form today.. Muirhead would have been a better gamble"

18.5
4
Starc to Sammy, FOUR runs, full and wide outside off and Sammy's lashed this behind point. Sammy's shaking things up!
18.4
2
Starc to Sammy, 2 runs, outside edge races off towards the third man boundary until James Muirhead pulls of a diving effort. You need those in the death overs

19 off nine needed. Sammy's 15 off 6

18.3
4
Starc to Sammy, FOUR runs, what a shot! I honestly can't describe that to the clarity it deserves. It was fullish on off stump and Sammy bends his knees and sort of whipped it away past deep square leg. Walks across to punch gloves to his partner with a great big smile on his face.
18.2
2
Starc to Sammy, 2 runs, low full toss wide of off stump, Sammy's made a bit of room and he's slashed it to the man at deep point. Flat and hard throw makes Sammy struggle to make is ground but his dive is just about enough. Maxi was the fielder down there
18.1
6
Starc to Sammy, SIX runs, he's launched that over long-on! Overpitched delivery outside off stump, and Sammy was waiting deep in his crease and he's walloped it. That big bat swing is so West Indian

31 needed off the last two overs

END OF OVER:
18 | 11 Runs | WI: 148/4 (31 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.22, RRR: 15.50)

  • Dwayne Bravo27 (12b)
  • Darren Sammy3 (3b)
  • Doug Bollinger4-0-34-1
  • Mitchell Starc3-0-31-2

Sachit: "People may see it tough but I see it easy for Windies. It's just 7 out of 15 times they need to connect the ball perfectly. :)"

17.6
4
Bollinger to Bravo, FOUR runs, 142kph, he's double bluffed him! Sought to move outside leg but then moved back in front of his stumps to flick a low full toss on his pads to the fine leg boundary.
17.5
1
Bollinger to Sammy, 1 run, full and straight, Sammy whips it away to deep square leg
17.4
1
Bollinger to Bravo, 1 run, finds the blockhole again and his line is excellent. Bravo was making room and he refused to give him that luxury
17.3
4
Bollinger to Bravo, FOUR runs, that's a Bravo special! This time the length is there for him to get under and he smears this over extra cover. Faulker at the deep runs to his right and pulls out a desperate right hand to pull it back, but he just has too much to do
17.2
0
Bollinger to Bravo, no run, Bravo was making loads of room outside leg and he follows him. Sends down another brilliant yorker that sneaks through his bat and pad
17.1
1
Bollinger to Sammy, 1 run, 145kph, terrific yorker on middle stump and Sammy jams his bat down on it. Strikes it well enough to find long-off

Muneeb Furrukh: "Doug bollinger over will be the key for australia....I have a feeling his over will change the match" This is it, then

END OF OVER:
17 | 11 Runs 1 Wkt | WI: 137/4 (42 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.05, RRR: 14.00)

  • Dwayne Bravo18 (8b)
  • Darren Sammy1 (1b)
  • Mitchell Starc3-0-31-2
  • James Faulkner3-0-15-0
16.6
6
Starc to Bravo, SIX runs, oh dear, he's offered up length and Bravo's tucked into it. Went back and pulled it into the stands behind deep square leg
16.5
0
Starc to Bravo, no run, pulls all his pace off the ball as this is full on off stump. Drilled to extra cover where Hodge stops it
16.4
1
Starc to Sammy, 1 run, fullish and just outside off, Sammy the new batsman, pushes to long-off
16.3
W
Starc to Samuels, OUT, another slower ball and Haddin flings to his right and pulls off a stunner! Samuels seemed to have nothing in his kitty except making room on leg stump and swinging wildly. This time the lack in pace deceives him as he gets a thick edge through to the keeper, who did spectacularly well to dive and hold on

MN Samuels c †Haddin b Starc 12 (21m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

A slow down

40

Runs Chris Gayle scored off his first 14 balls; he took another 17 to reach his half-century

Chasing in Asia

0

West Indies have never batted second in a T20 in Asia. This is their first time

Stingy Sunil

14

Number of times, in 22 matches, that Sunil Narine has bowled his 4 overs at less than a run a ball