result
3rd Match, Group C, London, Jun 6 2009, ICC World Twenty20
(15.5/20 ov, target 170)172/3
West Indies won by 7 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)
player of the match
Chris Gayle
West Indies
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• The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Gayle and Fletcher blast past Australia

West Indies fielded pathetically, but that was sandwiched between superb opening bowling and explosive batting

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Scorecard summary
Australia169/7(20 overs)
West Indies172/3(15.5 overs)

Ponting: "I didnt think it was a bad total to be honest but when Chris and Adrian came out batting as they did there, it was going to be hard for us. They just went with the flow. They threw caution to the wind; they outplayed us ..."

Gayle: We weren't best on the outfield but 170 was gettable. I have to give credit to Fletcher. He played really really well. I looked to bat till 15 overs and the game should be settled by then. I am disappointed on how I got out ..We just have to rally again, put this game behind and try to win against Sri Lanka. It's not over yet."

That's it from us. Log on to Bangladesh v India game.

15.5
4
Johnson to Sarwan, FOUR runs

That's the game. West Indians celebrate in the dug out. It was full and outside off, Sarwan lunged at it and got a thick profitable edge down to third man boundary. What a fine win for the men from Caribbean. Though their ground fielding was pretty poor, their bowlers did a fine job to restrict Australia before Gayle and Fletcher hunted down the total in some style

15.5
1w
Johnson to Sarwan, 1 wide

And a wide outside off now! Sars has been moving around the crease and that seems to have unsettled Mitch

15.5
1w
Johnson to Sarwan, 1 wide

down the leg side and just 3 more now

15.4
4
Johnson to Sarwan, FOUR runs

moves forward to cream a fullish delivery past mid-on for a fine boundary. Just four more now.

15.3
W
Johnson to Marshall, OUT

Xavier chips to mid-off and takes the long walk back to the hutch. Hopes back pedaled before leaping behind to hold on to a sharp catch.

Xavier Marshall c Hopes b Johnson 8 (15m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.67
15.2
Johnson to Marshall, no run

gets forward to punch a length delivery to mid-off

15.1
Johnson to Marshall, no run

angled across Xavier who taps it to point

end of over 159 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 162/2CRR: 10.80 • RRR: 1.60 • Need 8 from 30b
Shivnarine Chanderpaul0 (1)
Xavier Marshall8 (9)
Brett Lee4-0-56-1
Michael Clarke1-0-12-0
14.6
4lb
Lee to Chanderpaul, 4 leg byes

short in length, drifting to the thigh pad, Chanders tries to glance it away, misses but the ball runs off the thigh to the fine-leg boundary

14.5
1
Lee to Marshall, 1 run

leans forward to drive through mid-off

14.4
Lee to Marshall, no run
14.3
W
Lee to Gayle, OUT

And Gayle's fabuliciously violent innings comes to an end. He has a laugh with Lee as he walks back. The crowd are up on their feet. Respect. He went for another big six but hit it skywards ... high .. very high ... but Watson ran in from long-on to steady himself under the ball ...

Chris Gayle c Watson b Lee 88 (75m 50b 6x4 6x6) SR: 176
14.2
2
Lee to Gayle, 2 runs

another edge .... as Gayle slices the full delivery over cover point, just ahead of the fielders running back from the 30-yard circle

14.1
2
Lee to Gayle, 2 runs

full delivery on the middle, Gayle is in a tangle, trying to turn it to the on side and gets a leading edge but falls safely at the mid-off region

end of over 1412 runs
WI: 153/1CRR: 10.92 • RRR: 2.83 • Need 17 from 36b
Xavier Marshall7 (7)
Chris Gayle84 (47)
Michael Clarke1-0-12-0
Shane Watson2-0-13-0

Loud cheer from the crowd at Trent Bridge as the scores from the Australia-WI game are announced on the PA system.

13.6
2
Clarke to Marshall, 2 runs

goes right back to work it past square leg and they run hard to come back for the second

13.5
1
Clarke to Gayle, 1 run

fuller, on the middle, dug down the ground past the bowler

13.4
6
Clarke to Gayle, SIX runs

Thump! Gayle waltzes down the track and lofted it straight over the bowler and it kept flying on and on ....

13.3
1
Clarke to Marshall, 1 run

And again, down to the same fielder ..

13.2
1
Clarke to Gayle, 1 run

outside off, full, driven to long-off for yet another single

13.1
1
Clarke to Marshall, 1 run

floated full, driven down the ground to long-on

end of over 136 runs
WI: 141/1CRR: 10.84 • RRR: 4.14 • Need 29 from 42b
Chris Gayle76 (44)
Xavier Marshall3 (4)
Shane Watson2-0-13-0
Mitchell Johnson3-0-26-1
12.6
2
Watson to Gayle, 2 runs

slower ball outside off, Gayle takes the bottom-hand off the handle as he adjusts to the change of pace and slices the ball through covers

Best performances - batsmen
Chris Gayle portrait
CH Gayle
88 runs (50)
6 fours
6 sixes
Control74%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
36 runs
3 fours
2 sixes
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David Warner
DA Warner
63 runs (53)
6 fours
1 six
Control74%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
26 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
40821141222
Best performances - bowlers
Dwayne Bravo portrait
DJ Bravo
O
4
M
0
R
31
W
2
ECO
7.75
Jerome Taylor
JE Taylor
O
4
M
0
R
33
W
2
ECO
8.25
Match details
Kennington Oval, London
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesICC World Twenty20West Indies tour of England
Season2009
Player Of The Match
Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle
Match numberT20 No. 92
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-15.20, Interval 15.20-15.40, Second Session 15.40-17.00
Match days6 June 2009 - day match (20-over match)
Umpires
Pakistan Image
Aleem Dar
Pakistan Image
Asad Rauf
TV Umpire
England Image
Mark Benson
Reserve Umpire
Australia Image
Rod Tucker
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsWest Indies 2, Australia 0