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137dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale

Sammy pulls off West Indies' best chase

West Indian batting power ejected Australia from the previous World T20 in Sri Lanka and has all but done so again after Darren Sammy pulled off a remarkable heist in Mirpur

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CH Gayle
53(35) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 20 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 12 14 12 8 7
GJ Maxwell
45(22) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on front foot
  • 16 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
4 0 0 1 8 6 6 20

Best performances - Bowlers

SP Narine
O4
M1
R19
W2
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MN Samuels
O2
M0
R20
W2
Eco10.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

15.30 start, First Session 15.30-16.50, Interval 16.50-17.10, Second Session 17.10-18.30

Match days

28 March 2014 - day/night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

West Indies 2, Australia 0

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!

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