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."
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
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"
19 off nine needed. Sammy's 15 off 6
31 needed off the last two overs
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. :)"
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