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24th Match, Group F (D/N), Gros Islet, May 11 2010, ICC World Twenty20
(16.2/20 ov, target 106)109/4
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
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• The Bulletin by Peter English

West Indies crash out to ruthless Australia

West Indies saved their worst for last as they were knocked out of their home tournament with a crushing six-wicket defeat by Australia

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West Indies105/10(19 overs)
Australia109/4(16.2 overs)

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.

16.3
5w
Gayle to White, 5 wide

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

16.2
W
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

Brad Haddin c Sammy b Gayle 42 (46m 46b 5x4 0x6) SR: 91.3
16.1
Gayle to Haddin, no run

punched back to the bowler

Gayle on, and bowls around the wicket

end of over 1612 runs
AUS: 104/3CRR: 6.50 RRR: 0.50
David Hussey10 (9)
Brad Haddin42 (44)
Jerome Taylor 4-0-47-1
Sulieman Benn 4-1-12-1
15.6
Taylor to Hussey, no run

short ball, this time Hussey ducks and Ramdin takes it

15.6
5w
Taylor to Hussey, 5 wide

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

15.5
1
Taylor to Haddin, 1 run

driven down the ground for another single to long-on

15.4
Taylor to Haddin, no run

cut to point, can't beat the field

15.3
1
Taylor to Hussey, 1 run

driven down the ground for a single

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

15.2
4
Taylor to Hussey, FOUR runs

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

15.1
1
Taylor to Haddin, 1 run

fullish ball on off stump, it's driven to long-on

end of over 153 runs
AUS: 92/3CRR: 6.13 RRR: 2.80
Brad Haddin40 (41)
David Hussey5 (6)
Sulieman Benn 4-1-12-1
Jerome Taylor 3-0-35-1

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

14.6
1
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

14.5
Benn to Haddin, no run

leans forward to defend

14.4
Benn to Haddin, no run

drifts in to the pads, tries for a big slog over midwicket but can't connect

14.3
1
Benn to Hussey, 1 run

drifting in from outside off, it's pushed to cover

14.2
1
Benn to Haddin, 1 run

cut behind point, there's a single available there

14.1
Benn to Haddin, no run

dragged down and Haddin crunches straight to short cover

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

end of over 1410 runs
AUS: 89/3CRR: 6.35 RRR: 2.83
David Hussey4 (5)
Brad Haddin38 (36)
Jerome Taylor 3-0-35-1
Daren Sammy 1-0-3-0
13.6
Taylor to Hussey, no run

slower ball, Hussey pushes to point

13.5
1
Taylor to Haddin, 1 run

short ball and Haddin swivels a pull to fine leg

13.4
2
Taylor to Haddin, 2 runs

clipped through leg for a couple out to deep midwicket

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.

13.3
4
Taylor to Haddin, FOUR runs

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

Best performances - batters
Brad Haddin player pic
BJ Haddin AUS
42 runs (46)
5 fours
0 six
Control87%
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
12 runs
2 fours
0 six
0111111558
Ramnaresh Sarwan
RR Sarwan WI
26 runs (31)
2 fours
0 six
Control74%
Productive shot
leg glance
12 runs
1 four
0 six
05145209
Best performances - bowlers
Steven Smith player portrait
SPD Smith AUS
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
3
ECO
5
David Hussey player pic
DJ Hussey AUS
O
1
M
0
R
3
W
2
ECO
3
Match details
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
TossWest Indies, elected to bat first
SeriesICC World Twenty20
Season2010
Player Of The Match
Steven Smith
Steven Smith
Match numberT20I no. 174
Hours of play (local time)17.00 start, First Session 17.00-18.20, Interval 18.20-18.40, Second Session 18.40-20.00
Match days11 May 2010 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
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Billy Bowden
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Rudi Koertzen
TV Umpire
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Steve Davis
Reserve Umpire
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Aleem Dar
Match Referee
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Ranjan Madugalle
PointsAustralia 2, West Indies 0
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