short of a good length on the off, slapped past the bowler for a single
Australia have won this comfortably, though had West Indies prevented that horrendous start to their chase, we would have had a more competitive match. Nevertheless, the crowd would have been entertained, especially in the Australian innings. Join us for the second T20 game on the 23rd.
A few comments from our readers before signing off.
Shafaqat Ali: "Unfair to criticize this WI outfit considering they are without six regular members. Much better PAK team failed to make any mark in any of the formats. I am sure WI will do lot better in T20 World Cup on their home grounds. Good luck Gayle and Co"
Karnail Singh: "Yes Peter Best you read it right. I live in the USA and follow bastketball. There are lots of kids from WI playing bastetball these days just last year a seven footer from WI was drafted during the first round and got paid $32 millions for four years. I talk to one of them he said, "cricket is very expinsive sport"
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short of a good length on middle, worked away through square leg for a single
shortish on leg stump, tickled into the leg side for a single
short of a good length on middle, pushed wide of midwicket for a single
short on middle, goes for the pull, misses
short of a length on the off, tries to slap that over the in-field, gets a top edge but it lands safely in front of mid-off
Rob: "Nice try to belittle the Aussie achievements this summer, but you seem to forget that we whitewashed an English side that did very well against SA, humbled the 'mighty' Indian side 4-2 when they were tipped to annihilate us at home, and then took home the ICC Trophy."
Watson to bowl the last over
gets an inside edge towards fine leg for a single
short of a length on middle, went for the pull, gets the top edge and gets it towards fine leg for a couple
shot! Full outside off, makes room and square-drives it through point for a boundary
short and wide, makes room to cut, misses
yorker, dug out into the leg side, did well to get his bat down in time
short of a length outside leg stump, given a wide
low full toss on middle, driven wide of mid-on for a single, he did well to dive and keep them down to just one
Nannes will be on a hat-trick in the next, if West Indies survive this over. Actually, no. He's done with his spell
Steve Smith takes another beauty! Even better than the first one, bowled it on a good length on the off, Morton swung it hard and connected well but Smith was there waiting, it appeared as though it would clear him but he timed his jump perfectly and intercepted the ball, clasping it over his head and maintaining his balance to ensure he didn't step over the ropes, superb stuff
timed it too well there, was the slower one that was bowled full outside off, made room and lofted it straight towards long-off who takes it easily to deprive him of a half-century
Ahdil: "Even though Australia may be undefeated so far, we must remember the sides they are versing have been...well, very weak. Perhaps because of injuries, form, or whatever, but they have not played well. Next summer with Sri Lanka and England, now that should be more interesting. "
short of a length on the off, swats it just wide of extra cover for a single
slower one bowled full outside off, makes room to crack it over extra cover, gets a thick edge to third man for a single
Ramdin's showing some spunk at the death, bowled it full on middle, made room and slogged it over midwicket for a one bounce four
bowls it on a length on middle, driven wide of midwicket for a single
bowls it on a length on the off, slapped towards long-off for a single