W Indies vs Australia
West Indies win by 6 wickets
Sammy finishes the match off with a couple of sixes, West Indies chase down 178 with 6 wickets remaining.
Over 19.4 - WI 179/4 (Sammy 34, Bravo 27)
12 needed from the last 6 balls, Bailey turns to Faulkner to bowl the final over. A couple of dots and then Sammy finishes the match with a couple of sixes, brilliant show from the captain and West Indies win by 6 wickets.
Over 19 - WI 167/4 (Sammy 22, Bravo 27)
Starc runs in to bowl his last over, six, Sammy swats it over long-on for a six. Sammy hits a four, Starc bowls it on off stump and Sammy hits it through deep square leg for four. A couple of runs to Sammy as he edges it towards third man. Four more, Sammy cuts it behind point for four. A single to end the over, West Indies 167 for 4 with one over to go.
Over 18 - WI 148/4 (Sammy 3, Bravo 27)
Bollinger starts his last over, Sammy takes a single from the first ball to bring Bravo on strike. Bravo hits the length ball through extra cover for four, brilliant shot. A couple of singles and Bravo finishes the over with a boundary. West Indies need 31 from 12 balls.
Over 17 - WI 137/4 (Sammy 1, Bravo 18)
Samuels top edges the first ball for a couple of runs, it goes over the keeper's head. Starc comes back into the attack, to bowl a few yorkers. A couple of runs and then WICKET! the slower ball does the trick, Samuels edges it to the keeper and Haddin takes a brilliant catch after diving full length. Sammy walks out to bat, takes a single to bring Bravo on strike. Six, Bravo hits the last ball over deep square leg for a six. West Indies need 42 from 18 balls.
Over 16 - WI 126/3 (Samuels 8, Bravo 12)
Faulkner has two overs remaining, he starts his third. Bravo takes a single and then a couple of dots, then Samuels takes a single. Four singles from the over, a good one from Faulkner.
Over 15 - WI 122/3 (Samuels 6, Bravo 10)
Muirhead starts his third over, Bravo takes a couple of runs through long-on. A single brings Samuels on strike, he hits the low full toss for four to the long-on boundary. A single and Bravo hits another full toss over the square leg boundary. West Indies need 57 from 30 balls.
Over 14 - WI 107/3 (Samuels 1, Bravo 0)
Bollinger runs in to bowl the 14th over. Simmons clears Bailey at long-off and he gets a couple of runs. WICKET! Simmons falls, Maxwell takes another good catch at deep square leg and Bollinger gets the wicket. Four runs from the over, the run rate has dropped over the last five overs.
Over 13 - WI 103/2 (Samuels 1, Simmons 23)
WICKET! Muirhead gets the big wicket, Maxwell takes the catch and Gayle is out. Gayle comes down the ground and hits it to deep midwicket, Maxwell takes a good catch and West Indies lose Gayle. Samuels comes out to bat, a couple of singles from the over, a brilliant over from Muirhead.
Over 12 - WI 101/1 (Gayle 53, Simmons 22)
Simmons hits it through deep square leg for four, a couple of leg byes as the ball goes to fine leg. A couple of singles to end the over, the required rate is now 9.75 per over.
Over 11 - WI 93/1 (Gayle 52, Simmons 17)
Muirhead comes into the attack, Gayle hits it through square leg for a couple of runs to get to his 50. A single and then a couple of byes as both the batsman and keeper miss it. A single to end the over, 6 from the over.
Over 10 - WI 87/1 (Gayle 49, Simmons 16)
Maxwell runs in to bowl the 10th over. A couple of runs as Gayle hits it through deep cover. A single and then Simmons hits it wide of long-on for four. A couple of runs to end the over, West Indies reach 87 for 1 in 10 overs.
Over 9 - WI 78/1 (Gayle 46, Simmons 10)
Three dots to start the over, and just a couple of singles from it. West Indies need 101 runs from 11 overs.
Over 8 - WI 76/1 (Gayle 45, Simmons 9)
Bollinger comes back into the attack, still no sign of Muirhead. Gayle takes a single and moves on to 45. Simmons clips the third ball for long leg for four, the slower ball goes for four. Six from the over.
Over 7 - WI 70/1 (Gayle 44, Simmons 4)
Faulkner comes in to bowl, four singles from the first four balls. A couple of runs as Simmons drives it through extra cover. A wide from Faulkner and a single to end the over. West Indies going at 10 runs per over.
Over 6 - WI 61/1 (Gayle 41, Simmons 0)
Simmons is the new batsman, Watson comes back into the attack. Gayle hits the first ball to deep square leg for a couple of runs. A loft over extra cover and Gayle gets a couple more. Six, this is hit over long-on and another flat six for Gayle. 11 runs from the over.
Over 5 - WI 50/1 (Gayle 30)
Starc comes in to bowl his second over. Four, Smith hits it through mid-on for four, Bailey can't hold on to it as it is hit too hard. WICKET! A few dots and Smith edges it to Haddin and the keeper takes an easy catch. West Indies need 129 in 15 overs.
Over 4 - WI 46/0 (Smith 13, Gayle 30)
Maxwell into the attack, Smith muscles it over long-off for four. A single brings Gayle on strike, he hits another boundary through midwicket. Four more, Gayle ends the over with a sweep through square leg. 13 runs from the over.
Over 3 - WI 33/0 (Smith 8, Gayle 22)
Bollinger replaces Watson as he starts the third over of the innings. Smith joins the action, pulls the short ball for four. Four more, Smith goes for another pull but only inside edges it for four to fine leg. A leg bye brings Gayle on strike. Six, Gayle hits it over square leg for a six, hit hard and flat.
Over 2 - WI 18/0 (Smith 0, Gayle 16)
A couple of dots and then Gayle hits one through the covers for four. Four more, Gayle forces this through long-off for four more, a one bounce boundary. Four, another one finds the boundary, Gayle hits it through midwicket for four this time. Four more to end the over, 16 runs from the over, Starc finishes his first over.
Over 1 - WI 2/0 (Smith 0, Gayle 0)
Smith takes strike against Watson and Gayle is at the other end. Four dots and then a couple of leg byes. Just two runs from the over.
Over 20 - Aus 178/8 (Muirhead 1, Haddin 15)
Haddin is dropped, Bravo pushes it at leg stump and Haddin slaps it to cover where the fielder drops him. A couple wides and WICKET! Starc is out, he hits it to long-on and Russell takes a good catch. Muirhead comes out to bat. A couple of singles and then a wide from Bravo, three wides in the last over so far. Haddin carves the last ball through extra cover for four. Australia end on 178 for 8.
Over 19 - Aus 169/7 (Starc 4, Haddin 9)
Santokie starts his last over, a bye from the first ball and WICKET! Bravo almost over-runs the ball, but does well to fall backwards and takes a brilliant catch. Faulkner falls, Santokie gets the wicket. Haddin hits it through midwicket for a couple of runs. This time he hits it well over midwicket for a six, good shot from him. A wide down leg and Haddin gets a run to bring Starc on strike.
Over 18 - Aus 153/6 (Faulkner 13, Haddin 1)
Hodge starts the over with a couple of runs through long-on. Narine starts his last over. A couple of singles and WICKET! Narine bowls Hodge, the batsman goes for a premeditated reverse sweep and misses the ball, Narine gets an important wicket. Haddin comes out to bat, a single to end the over
Over 17 - Aus 150/5 (Faulkner 12, Hodge 32)
Four, Bravo comes back into the attack and Hadge inside edges it to fine leg for four. Six, a high full toss and Hodge hits it over midwicket for a six. Five singles from the last five balls. Australia reach 150.
Over 16 - Aus 132/5 (Faulkner 10, Hodge 19)
Santokie comes back into the attack, his third over. Four singles from the over, Australia 132 for 5.
Over 15 - Aus 129/5 (Faulkner 8, Hodge 17)
Three singles from the first three balls and Russell comes into the attack. Then he bowls a beamer, umpire calls it a no ball, and it beats the keeper and goes for four. A couple more runs as Hodge pushes it to long-on and runs hard, makes it safely in the end. Four, Hodge ends the over with a boundary through long leg, 15 runs from the over.
Over 14 - Aus 113/5 (Faulkner 6, Hodge 9)
Narine comes back into the attack and Hodge hits it through midwicket for a couple of runs. A couple of singles, five runs from the over.
Over 13 - Aus 108/5 (Faulkner 5, Hodge 5)
Hodge takes a single to start the over, Faulkner gets off the mark with a boundary through fine leg. A couple of dots and a couple of singles to end the over.
Over 12 - Aus 101/5 (Faulkner 0, Hodge 3)
Badree runs in to bowl his final over, six, Maxwell hits it over extra cover for a six. WICKET! Big wicket for West Indies, Maxwell hits the length ball to deep wicket and Bravo takes a good catch. Seven runs and the important wicket from the over. Faulker is the new man in.
Over 11 - Aus 94/4 (Maxwell 39, Hodge 2)
Hodge takes a single and then Maxwell hits Bravo for four through long-on. It is the slower ball and swipes it down the ground. Six runs from the over.
Over 10 - Aus 88/4 (Maxwell 34, Hodge 1)
Samuels comes back into the attack, Maxwell and Bailey take a couple of singles. WICKET! Samuels strikes, Bailey comes down the wicket and hits it straight to short midwicket, Sammy takes the catch and the Australian captain has to go back to the pavilion. Hodge comes out to bat, and picks up a single. Four, Maxwell continues to accelerate, hits this one through point for four. Six, Maxwell slog sweeps it over midwicket for a six to end the over.
Over 9 - Aus 75/3 (Maxwell 23, Bailey 11)
Sammy comes into the attack, and Maxwell attacks him straightaway. Four, it is the slower ball, placed outside off and Maxwell hits it through the covers for four. Six, Maxwell hits it over the field and out of the park over long-on. Four more as Maxwell hits this through the square leg boundary. A couple of singles to end the over.
Over 8 - Aus 59/3 (Maxwell 8, Bailey 10)
A couple of singles to start Narine's second over, Maxwell negotiates the extra bounce and hits it through slips for four. A single and then Bailey pushes it through deep square leg for a couple of runs to end the over.
Over 7 - Aus 51/3 (Maxwell 3, Bailey 7)
Three singles as Badree starts his third over, a couple of dots and then Bailey hits a six to end the over. Bailey does down on one knee and hits it over midwicket for six.
Over 6 - Aus 41/3 (Maxwell 0, Bailey 0)
Narine comes into the attack, three dots and then another WICKET! Watson comes down the wicket and misses it as it spins away, Ramdin juggles it but completes the stumping. A brilliant wicket maiden to end the power play.
Over 5 - Aus 41/2 (Maxwell 0, Watson 2)
Four more, Badree starts his second over and Warner hits the short ball through point for four. A wide from Badree and WICKET! Australia lose their second wicket, the skidder goes through Warner and he is bowled. Maxwell walks out to bat with Watson.
Over 4 - Aus 35/1 (Warner 16, Watson 1)
Samuels comes into the attack, a dot ball to start the over. Then, Warner hits it for four, through the covers again for four more. WICKET! Warner brings Finch on strike with a single, Finch goes for the slog sweep misses it and Samuels bowls him as the ball hits the off stump. Watson comes in to bat at number 3. A couple of singles to end the over.
Over 3 - Aus 28/0 (Warner 11, Finch 16)
Warner joins the action, hits the first ball wide of point for four, no chance for the fielder to stop that. Four more, another beautiful drive through the off side, this time through cover. 9 runs from the over, there may be a change in bowling soon.
Over 2 - Aus 19/0 (Warner 2, Finch 16)
Warner takes a single to start the over. A couple of dots as Badree starts from the other end. Six, Finch attacks and hits this over long-off for a six. Badree bowls it flatter and on leg stump, Finch makes room and cuts it for four through the off side. Four more to end the over, 15 runs from it.
Over 1 - Aus 4/0 (Warner 1, Finch 2)
West Indies start with Santokie instead of Badree. A few singles and both openers get off the mark. Four runs from the over.
West Indies remain unchanged. Australia include Muirhead and Faulkner.
Australia have won the toss and have elected to bat.
Hello and welcome to the WT20 group match between Australia and the West Indies, who were semi-finalists against each other two years ago. That time, the Windies came out on top, but this time the Aussies are in better form. Stay tuned for a potential cracker!
- 28th Mar 2014
- Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
- Shere Bangla National Stadium
- I J Gould, M Erasmus
- TV Umpire
- R A Kettleborough
- Match Referee
- R S Madugalle
- Reserve Umpire
- H D P K Dharmasena
w indies BATTING CARD
|D.R. Smith||c Haddin b Starc||17|
|C.H. Gayle||c Maxwell b Muirhead||53|
|L.M.P. Simmons||c Maxwell b Bollinger||26|
|M.N. Samuels||c Haddin b Starc||12|
|D.J. Bravo||Not out||27|
|D.J.G. Sammy||Not out||34|
|Extras||2w, 2b, 6lb||10|
|Total||19.4 Overs||179 - 4|